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Banff Centre wraps up opera week with hot, fun Candide - Calgary Herald

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:07

Calgary Herald

Banff Centre wraps up opera week with hot, fun Candide
Calgary Herald
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity wrapped up a highly successful opera week with a single performance of Bernstein's Candide Sunday afternoon under the animated baton of the program's music director, Christopher Mokrzewski. Well sung, generally well ...

Banff holds blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam - CBC.ca

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:59

CBC.ca

Banff holds blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam
CBC.ca
Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park today for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let recently reintroduced bison roam free. The trip organized by Parks Canada is part of the ...
Banff holds bison ceremony with Indigenous eldersNiagaraFallsReview.ca

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Banff National Park to hold blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam - Toronto Star

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:59

Toronto Star

Banff National Park to hold blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam
Toronto Star
BANFF, ALTA.—Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park Monday for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let recently reintroduced bison roam free. The trip organized by Parks Canada is ...

Banff holds blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam - The Telegram

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:22

The Telegram

Banff holds blessing ceremony with Indigenous elders before letting bison roam
The Telegram
BANFF, Alta. — Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park today for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let recently reintroduced bison roam free. The trip organized by Parks Canada is ...

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Sign posted to thank person who helped at Eglinton/Banff - The South Bayview Bulldog

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 22:37

The South Bayview Bulldog

Sign posted to thank person who helped at Eglinton/Banff
The South Bayview Bulldog
A poster has gone up at Eglinton Ave. and Banff Rd. in which good Samaritans who helped at an accident scene June 26 are thanked and asked to get in touch, presumably with one of the parties helped. The writer of the poster asks that anyone replying ...

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Review: Banff Centre's Opera Program scores impressive hit with Orphée+ - Calgary Herald

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 18:25

Calgary Herald

Review: Banff Centre's Opera Program scores impressive hit with Orphée+
Calgary Herald
Banff Centre's Opera in the 21st Century program under the continuing stage direction of Joel Ivany and conductor/music director Topher Mokrzewski has seen many developments over the past three years. Starting with brilliant Mozart transladaptations ...

Banff receives PETA award for fireworks switch - The Crag and Canyon

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 18:20

The Crag and Canyon

Banff receives PETA award for fireworks switch
The Crag and Canyon
Banff Council voted in February to replace the Town's Commercial Display Fireworks with special pyrotechnic shows for main events, starting with Canada Day followed by Halloween and New Year's Eve. The annual budget remained the same at $35,000.

Banff Roam ridership up 50 per cent from last June - The Crag and Canyon

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 18:04

The Crag and Canyon

Banff Roam ridership up 50 per cent from last June
The Crag and Canyon
Canmore local Route 5 has seen an increase of over 30 per cent while the Regional Banff-Canmore Route 3 has had an increase of over 20 percent of riders. Last month, Canmore town council approved free summer fares for the Roam Local 5 route.

Banff YWCA receives $10000 from real estate allies - The Crag and Canyon

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:32

The Crag and Canyon

Banff YWCA receives $10000 from real estate allies
The Crag and Canyon
From left-right: Steve Crotty, Brad Hawker, Connie MacDonald and Drew Betts. The YWCA was presented a cheque for $10,000 by the Hawker-Betts Real Estate Team. Photo courtesy of the Banff YWCA ...

Banff couple say they've secured half of $600M needed to build Banff passenger train - CBC.ca

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 20:56

CBC.ca

Banff couple say they've secured half of $600M needed to build Banff passenger train
CBC.ca
If you don't have the use of a car, chances are Greyhound's announcement this week might have rattled your travel plans. The bus company announced Monday it's pulling its services out of Western Canada. But if a Banff couple's plan comes through, you ...

Lake Minnewanka trails, campgrounds closed after bear damages tent - CBC.ca

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 16:28

CBC.ca

Lake Minnewanka trails, campgrounds closed after bear damages tent
CBC.ca
Parks Canada has closed the Minnewanka area of Banff National Park after a bear damaged an unoccupied tent at a backcountry campground. The closure, announced Tuesday, covers the Minnewanka Lakeshore trail and area from Stewart Canyon to the ...
Lake Minnewanka trails, camps closed after bear stomps tent for wineYahoo News Canada (blog)

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Smith appointed Banff Poet Laureate - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:23

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Smith appointed Banff Poet Laureate
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – A new Banff Poet Laureate has taken the reins over for the next 12 months as the mountain town's arts ambassador. Steven Ross Smith was named the second poet laureate in Banff's history, and will serve as such from July 1 to June 30, 2019.

Banff looks to assist food rescue - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:23

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff looks to assist food rescue
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – The Town of Banff is looking at ways to help Banff Food Rescue accept more edible foods rather than businesses sending them to landfill or compost. Town council has directed administration to bring back specific budgets for increased support ...

Banff borrows for new garbage contract - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:23

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff borrows for new garbage contract
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – The Town of Banff plans to borrow $750,000 to buy equipment to extend its contract with Parks Canada to collect garbage and recycling in Lake Louise. Council has passed first reading of a borrowing bylaw in order to pay for a new garbage truck, ...

Memorial tree program explored - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:23

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Memorial tree program explored
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Banff council has asked administration to further research memorial tree programs in other municipalities and come up with options and costs to be considered during a review of municipal services and budget later this year. The municipality currently ...

Bear cubs found in Banff bathroom set to return to Alberta - Globalnews.ca

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:24

Globalnews.ca

Bear cubs found in Banff bathroom set to return to Alberta
Globalnews.ca
Three bear cubs that were found trapped in a bathroom in Banff National Park last year are set to return to Alberta. The black bears, which were found in the Banff facilities by a passerby in April 2017, have spent the past 15 months at a wildlife ...

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Part of Banff National Park closed after bear damages tent in ... - Globalnews.ca

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:39

Globalnews.ca

Part of Banff National Park closed after bear damages tent in ...
Globalnews.ca
WATCH: An area in the backcountry of Banff National Park along Lake Minnewanka is closed to the public after a bear trampled an unoccupied tent. Joel Senick ...

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Muskoka to Banff, rescued bear cubs returning to the wild - CTV News

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:21

CTV News

Muskoka to Banff, rescued bear cubs returning to the wild
CTV News
The Aspen Wildlife Sanctuary took the three orphaned cubs in after they were found abandoned in a washroom in Banff in April of last year. They made the long trip to the Muskoka sanctuary for rehabilitation with the intent of being returned to the wild.

Meet Lee Garrett: Banff rugby coach and bar supervisor - The Crag and Canyon

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 22:54

The Crag and Canyon

Meet Lee Garrett: Banff rugby coach and bar supervisor
The Crag and Canyon
Lee Garrett moved to Banff six years ago where he immediately began working at Wild Bill's Legendary Saloon. Having a professional background in the hospitality industry, it was the perfect fit. Garrett, now the bar's supervisor, particularly enjoys ...