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Future visitors not concerned about fast food presence: BLLT

Future visitors to Banff will not be concerned with the presence of fast food chains or franchises in the resort town because they are urban and technologically savvy.

Caribou study slated for fall

Parks Canada is working on a draft conservation strategy for caribou in the mountain national parks – and hopes to have a draft document for public review this fall.

Exshaw residents critical of Lafarge

Dust, noise and coal leavings were hot topics at a community forum in Exshaw, Thursday (Oct. 6). More than two dozen residents, Lafarge employees among them, gathered to hear plans concerning Lafarge’s planned expansion and modernization project.

Melissa's dispenses fruits of fundraiser

While a bunny in Canmore may be a contentious thing, in Banff it’s something to be loved. Bunny Julius, owner of Melissa’s Missteak restaurant, dispensed some of the funds raised through the Melissa’s Road Race to two local charities, Thursday (Oct.
Wildlife study shows industry and campground pinch points

Wildlife study shows industry and campground pinch points

A wildlife corridor study of the eastern portion of the Bow Valley has revealed pinch points for animals in the area of provincial campground operations and industry.

Canoe club paddles 'whole' students ashore

The canoe has a special place in Canadian heritage and now it also has a spot in students’ lives at Canmore Collegiate High School.
New habitat created for fish in Spray River

New habitat created for fish in Spray River

A threatened fish population in Banff’s Spray River has been given a fighting chance in the wake of a massive restoration effort of habitat destroyed as a result of a faulty hydroelectric facility.

Heliport lease on hold

It will take a bit longer for the municipality to finalize a lease for an operator at its heliport after council rejected a 25-year term in favour of a 10-year one this week.

Banff resident killed in rollover

A Banff resident has been killed in a motor vehicle accident on the highway this week. Banff RCMP reported that on Tuesday (Oct. 4) at 9 a.m. passing motorists reported a single vehicle rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Scientific solution sought to prevent bear deaths

Scientific solution sought to prevent bear deaths

Science, innovation and perseverance are the ways officials with the national parks and railway hope to eliminate train-caused grizzly bear deaths in the Rocky Mountains.