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LETTER: Potential tax increase in second home tax does little to address housing crisis

LETTER: Potential tax increase in second home tax does little to address housing crisis

LETTER: Confiscating the property of the aptly named subclass is simply a wealth transfer scheme that will mostly benefit the administrative class and do very little to address the housing crisis.
Banff homeowners to get financing for clean energy upgrades

Banff homeowners to get financing for clean energy upgrades

Banff council has passed first reading of a bylaw to authorize the municipality to borrow $1.16 million from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for the Clean Energy Improvement Program.
LETTER: Letters seen as personal attack

LETTER: Letters seen as personal attack

LETTER: When you can’t attack the project you attack the person.
Canmore to develop policy to phase out tourist homes, tax vacant homes

Canmore to develop policy to phase out tourist homes, tax vacant homes

“I think a lot of people think the answers to our housing issues are quite simple and what we should do as leaders are quite simple and I don’t subscribe to that thinking,”
Banff Avenue ped zone moving ahead this summer despite Parks Canada concerns

Banff Avenue ped zone moving ahead this summer despite Parks Canada concerns

“I am hopeful that we can resolve this issue with more time, because patios help to make a more enjoyable experience for residents and visitors in Banff.”
LETTER: Public safety not a discussion for Banff pedestrian zone

LETTER: Public safety not a discussion for Banff pedestrian zone

LETTER: Whether you are for or against the pedestrian zone, please leave public safety out of the conversation.
MD council gives third reading to land use omnibus bylaw

MD council gives third reading to land use omnibus bylaw

Council directed administration to draft another bylaw to discuss uses around short- and long-term suites and B&Bs and was advised another bylaw would go through the same process as the omnibus bylaw with intent for three readings and a public hearing.
MD of Bighorn restarts yard setback debate for Rafter Six ASP

MD of Bighorn restarts yard setback debate for Rafter Six ASP

“I feel as though that is what was expressed at the public hearing and that is how the visitors as well as the landowners and the area would be best served.”
Banff hopes to tap into federal funds to encourage housing development

Banff hopes to tap into federal funds to encourage housing development

“It’s a really great way to gently increase density and it also helps with homeowners in terms of affordability. Now they have a rental that can help them with the cost of living.”
A look at the most viewed Outlook stories in 2023

A look at the most viewed Outlook stories in 2023

As the Bow Valley begins its first day in 2024, it’s good to look back one last time on the previous year.
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