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Cougar encounter prompts warning

A cougar closely followed three people on a trail on the slopes of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain for about 20 minutes on Sunday (Oct. 23), prompting wildlife experts to issue a warning for the area.

Banff sniffs out dog park plan

Banff is one step closer to formalizing an off-leash dog park. Town staff have identified two possible locations within the townsite for a dog park and plans to ask council for money as part of 2012 capital budget deliberations to help build one.
Branding about emotion, not selling a product

Branding about emotion, not selling a product

Community branding is successful when it appeals to peoples’ emotions rather than selling a product or becoming stuck in a group hug mentality of having something for everyone. That was the message Roger Brooks from Destination Development Inc.

Focus on wellness brought to Banff

An international symposium to promote action on wellness was held in Banff last week to allow industry leaders and government officials a chance to work on how to promote healthier lifestyles.

Town party set for November

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, there may be no better time to combine fundraising and seasonal shopping than a town party slated for Nov. 19. Black & White with a Dash of Splash takes place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

LUB group discusses gas and grocery

With an eye to future planning within the mountain town, the Town of Banff’s Land Use Bylaw working group met Thursday (Oct. 20) to discuss various LUB-related issues at the Mount Royal Hotel.

Summer use at Mount Norquay draws fire

The door is officially open to summer sightseeing and adventure activities at Banff’s Mount Norquay – and the move is drawing praise from business and tourism groups and fire from conservationists.

Parks, Banff to battle over zoning

Parks Canada is set for another contentious showdown with the Town of Banff over what it sees as the municipality’s attempt to expand commercial development in the national park townsite. Within two hours of an Oct.

Canmore museum expert receives prestigious award

His willingness and ability to turn a critical eye towards museums questioning their role in society and how they operate recently earned Canmore’s Robert Janes, an internationally recognized museum expert, the Alberta Museums Association’s top award

New plan for Kootenay in works

A new plan for Kootenay National Park calls for improvements to picnic spots, new trails and a new day-use area at the park’s northern entrance to encourage drivers travelling between Alberta and B.C to stop and take in the park.