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New Roam Routes open to Lake Louise and Banff Centre - The Crag and Canyon

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:13

The Crag and Canyon

New Roam Routes open to Lake Louise and Banff Centre
The Crag and Canyon
The launch of Roam's two new routes kicked off on October 9 with a ribbon cutting and a few light speeches at Banff High School Transit Hub. The ribbon was cut and the buses headed off. Residents and visitors are now able to take Roam Public Transit to ...

Banff Film Festival selling out fast - Regina Leader-Post

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 19:33

Elliot Lake Standard

Banff Film Festival selling out fast
Regina Leader-Post
Joanna Croston, Programming Director for the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, said last week there are 17 sold out events and several on the cusp with only a handful of tickets left. More than 100 filmmakers, 35 plus authors and countless ...
Banff Film Festival selling out fast | Elliot Lake StandardElliot Lake Standard

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Banff affordable housing project chips away at projected shortfall of up to 700 units - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:44

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff affordable housing project chips away at projected shortfall of up to 700 units
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
There are now 131 more affordable housing units in Banff to chip away at a shortfall estimated in the hundreds, but it will be about a year before it's known how much the project will actually help the problem. "The projected shortfall is between 400 ...

Parks Canada approves cannabis use throughout Banff National Park - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Parks Canada approves cannabis use throughout Banff National Park
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – The public consumption of pot is now legal throughout Banff National Park so long as it's consumed outside of the Banff townsite. Parks Canada released the new rules earlier this week just in time for legalization of recreational cannabis ...

Banff to reconsider paid parking, residential parking permits - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff to reconsider paid parking, residential parking permits
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – Paid parking and a residential parking permit system are under consideration to ease parking pressures in the tourist town. On Thursday (Oct. 11), council unanimously directed administration to come up with a comprehensive parking plan to ...

Hybrid production at Banff Centre - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Hybrid production at Banff Centre
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – The Electric Company Theatre (ECT) is known for blending cutting edge technology and stagecraft to create something that goes beyond the stage or the movie screen, but their upcoming production The Full Light of Day aims to take the genre even ...

Banff Centre gets new literary arts director - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff Centre gets new literary arts director
Rocky Mountain Outlook
“I've known that whole time that the Banff Centre is an incredible beehive of activity,” said Beaulieu. “It's a space that's recognized all around the world as being one of the premiere centres for the literary arts and it's an incredible honour to be ...

Banff council set to scrap long-held practice - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff council set to scrap long-held practice
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – One of two chances for the public to have their input heard at a council meeting looks set to be scrapped. On Thursday (Oct. 11), council voted 5-2 to get rid of public input at the end of a council meeting on items specifically listed on the ...

Banff sees drop in traffic as transit ridership increases - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:42

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff sees drop in traffic as transit ridership increases
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
A report presented to the town's council showed that the number of vehicles entering Banff decreased slightly, by 2.5 per cent, in July and August. Meanwhile, transit ridership and bike rack use both saw huge increases — up 44 and 42 per cent ...

Affordable housing complex officially opens its doors in Banff townsite - CTV News

Banff News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:42

CTV News

Affordable housing complex officially opens its doors in Banff townsite
CTV News
The Ti'nu complex, situated on Coyote Lane, cost approximately $24 million and was jointly funded by the Town of Banff and the Government of Alberta. The land for the project was purchased from Parks Canada for an undisclosed amount but the mayor of ...
Banff affordable housing project chips away at projected shortfall of ...CBC.ca
CNW | Ti'nu Affordable Housing Officially OpensCanada NewsWire (press release)

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Banff sees drop in traffic as transit ridership increases - CBC.ca

Banff News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:00

CBC.ca

Banff sees drop in traffic as transit ridership increases
CBC.ca
The Town of Banff's push for more sustainable transportation this summer has paid off. A report presented to the town's council showed that the number of vehicles entering Banff decreased slightly, by 2.5 per cent, in July and August. Meanwhile ...

Banff Pork Seminar hopes to inspire 'Change, Challenge, Opportunity' - National Hog Farmer

Banff News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:07

National Hog Farmer

Banff Pork Seminar hopes to inspire 'Change, Challenge, Opportunity'
National Hog Farmer
Registration is now open for the 2019 Banff Pork Seminar held Jan. 8- 10, 2019 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alta. “The North American pork industry is a resilient group,” says BPS program co-chair Michael Dyck of the University of Alberta ...

You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself - CBC.ca

Banff News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:12

CBC.ca

You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself
CBC.ca
Parks Canada said it's letting provinces and municipalities make the rules when it comes to cannabis consumption in national parks. That could mean some confusion for visitors to Banff National Park once cannabis is legal as of Oct. 17. The townsite ...
Campers will be able to smoke cannabis at campsites in Canada's national parksNews Talk 980 CJME

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The Faces of Banff-Lake Louise: Malcolm Sangster - Freeskier Magazine

Banff News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 03:18

Freeskier Magazine

The Faces of Banff-Lake Louise: Malcolm Sangster
Freeskier Magazine
When it comes to stunning natural landscapes, there are few locales on earth that rival the beauty of Banff National Park, located in Alberta, Canada. The country's first national park stretches across 2,564 square miles of wilderness that includes ...

Brooks: Banff Centre and National Music Centre combine forces - Calgary Herald

Banff News - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:30

Calgary Herald

Brooks: Banff Centre and National Music Centre combine forces
Calgary Herald
Collaboration was the way to go Sept. 23 as the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity joined forces with National Music Centre to present An Evening with Measha Brueggergosman. The world renowned soprano had performed at some of the world's most ...

2019 Banff Pork Seminar Aherne Prize entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2018 - Meristem Land & Science

Banff News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:47

2019 Banff Pork Seminar Aherne Prize entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2018
Meristem Land & Science
One of the highlights of the annual Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) is the announcement of the F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production. Entry deadline for the upcoming 2019 BPS Aherne Prize is Oct. 31, 2018. Dr. Ben Willing of the University of ...

Inside BPS Blog - Meristem Land & Science

Banff News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:32

Inside BPS Blog
Meristem Land & Science
Canada's major pork industry event is off and running as the first registrations roll in for the 2019 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS). It runs Jan. 8 to 10, 2019 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alta. The theme "Change, Challenge, Opportunity" is fitting ...

Short And Sweet Road Trips From Calgary That Aren't To Banff - Narcity

Banff News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:15

Narcity

Short And Sweet Road Trips From Calgary That Aren't To Banff
Narcity
Since moving from small-town Alberta to the big city of Calgary over two years ago, it seems as though it's become a regular thing for my friends and I to plan day trips or weekend excursions out to Banff. It's just over an hour away from the city, it ...

Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect NWT area twice the size of Banff - CityNews

Banff News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:20

Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect NWT area twice the size of Banff
CityNews
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and four Indigenous communities from the Dehcho region in the Northwest Territories have agreed to create Edehzhie, an area more than twice the size of Banff National Park where all industrial development ...

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