Solar power at Banff recreation centre will save $15K per year, town says - CBC.ca

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:02

CBC.ca

Solar power at Banff recreation centre will save $15K per year, town says
CBC.ca
The Town of Banff's biggest consumer of electricity will now get 20 per cent of it from solar power, thanks to the installation of the largest solar photovoltaic system in the Bow Valley. The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre started harnessing the sun ...

Verdant Creek fire west of Banff still burning but largely contained - CBC.ca

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:24

CBC.ca

Verdant Creek fire west of Banff still burning but largely contained
CBC.ca
Parks Canada says the Verdant Creek fire just west of Banff National Park has been largely contained but will likely burn for several more weeks. "The fire hasn't grown in size since Aug. 6 and we've been able to contain some of those places that we're ...
Officials say Verdant Creek fire still out of controlCTV News
Crews confident priority areas can be held, no values at riskThe Crag and Canyon
Anatomy of the Verdant Creek WildfireCalgary Herald

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Banff pillar of society passes away - The Crag and Canyon

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:53

The Crag and Canyon

Banff pillar of society passes away
The Crag and Canyon
His obituary by the Bow River Funeral Home states he passed peacefully and surrounded by family, and said he was the youngest of the “pioneer” Crosby family. Crosby's funeral was held Monday at the St. Georges-in-the-Pines Anglican Church, and was ...

Transit pilot program coming to a close | Cochrane Times - Cochrane Times

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:28

Transit pilot program coming to a close | Cochrane Times
Cochrane Times
A pilot program bridging Cochrane with Calgary and the Rocky Mountains is wrapping up it's summertime run. Since June (and until Sept. 4), On-It Regional ...

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Verdant Creek fire still burning near Banff | CTV Calgary News - CTV News

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:44

CTV News

Verdant Creek fire still burning near Banff | CTV Calgary News
CTV News
Officials with Parks Canada are expected to offer an update on the situation on the fight against the Verdant Creek wildfire, still burning near Banff.
Verdant Creek wildfire update: crews use drones to scan for ...Globalnews.ca

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Banff successful at cracking down on illegal rentals - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:42

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff successful at cracking down on illegal rentals
Rocky Mountain Outlook
The Town of Banff has been proactively managing illegal vacation rentals on websites like Airbnb for several years now and shown success in gaining compliance, but council is interested in what more could be done to address the issue in the community.

Inspirational Stoney ride reaches Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:42

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Inspirational Stoney ride reaches Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Conal Labelle, right, points the riders of the Morley to Banff trail ride towards Indian Flats in Canmore on Friday (Aug. 11). ARYN TOOMBS RMO PHOTO. One after the other, dark silhouettes of five horse riders approached the Banff Indian Grounds through ...

Banff mayoral race heats up - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:42

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff mayoral race heats up
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Pettigrew, 58, has lived in Banff for 28 years along with his wife, Alanna, and raised their three children in the community, a fact he attributes to their success. He also has extensive experience working in the public sector, with 28 years in both ...

Enforcing short-term rental bans is time consuming for Alberta resort communities - Globalnews.ca

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:40

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Enforcing short-term rental bans is time consuming for Alberta resort communities
Globalnews.ca
A great house or condo in a highly desirable area can fetch a princely sum on short-term rental websites like Airbnb and VRBO. However, if you live in Banff or Canmore, listing your home is against local laws and both communities are investing time and ...

Keep Banff busses running - Western Wheel

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:07

Keep Banff busses running
Western Wheel
Public transit connections to the mountain parks are becoming an essential service as Banff and the parks attract ever more visitors and vehicles each year. Waterton National Park recently shut its gates for a brief period after Parks Canada officials ...

Little change to Verdant Creek fire over last 72 hours - The Crag and Canyon

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:01

The Crag and Canyon

Little change to Verdant Creek fire over last 72 hours
The Crag and Canyon
In Banff National Park, closures include the area to Ball Pass from the junction of Whistling Valley Trail. In Kootenay National Park, other closures include the area northwest of the Honeymoon Pass Trail, including the Hawk Creek Trail and Kootenay ...

Farmer frenzy and record year at this year's Banff farmers market - The Crag and Canyon

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:46

The Crag and Canyon

Farmer frenzy and record year at this year's Banff farmers market
The Crag and Canyon
It was a busy day in the market on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 for the first Banff Farmers Market of the summer. This year, the market has moved to Bear Street beginning Wednesday, June 10. (Michelle Ferguson/ Crag & Canyon/ Postmedia Network) ...

Banff rugby club set for final home game - The Crag and Canyon

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:38

Banff rugby club set for final home game
The Crag and Canyon
Back to the now-simmering dilemma for the Banff squad. This was supposed to be a banner season for the Banff club, celebrating its 40th season, but in mid-July they were informed by the CRU board the team would not be able to participate in this year's ...

On-It Banff service to end after Labour Day as planned - Western Wheel

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:34

Western Wheel

On-It Banff service to end after Labour Day as planned
Western Wheel
The service was launched June 17, with busses running on weekends. One route starts in Okotoks and passes through Calgary, Cochrane and Canmore before ending in Banff, while a second bus runs directly from Calgary's Crowfoot LRT station and back.

Canmore and Banff crack down on Airbnb with heavy fines for homeowners who break bylaws - Calgary Herald

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:27

Calgary Herald

Canmore and Banff crack down on Airbnb with heavy fines for homeowners who break bylaws
Calgary Herald
Meanwhile, Banff has been enforcing bylaw regulations on the unauthorized use of residential homes as short-term rentals since 2014. To date, there have been 19 homes found to be breaking land-use bylaws because they are not a registered “Bed and ...

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Canmore and Banff to crackdown on Airbnb rentals - Calgary Sun

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:32

Calgary Sun

Canmore and Banff to crackdown on Airbnb rentals
Calgary Sun
Canmore and Banff are cracking down on illegal short-term vacation rentals found on sites such as Airbnb and VRBO. Under Canmore's land-use bylaws, operating a tourist home or short-term rental is currently illegal in the vast majority of residential ...

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Review: Noetic shows inner workings of Banff Centre's Dance program - National Post

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 19:16

National Post

Review: Noetic shows inner workings of Banff Centre's Dance program
National Post
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity chalked up another summer success recently with several performances from its dance program, The Creative Gesture, impressing their sizable and devoted audiences. Following The Creative Gesture into its second ...

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August snowflakes fall in Canada. Here's where - The Weather Network

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:26

The Weather Network

August snowflakes fall in Canada. Here's where
The Weather Network
Nevertheless, it does happen, and this year, the first people in southern Canada to see snow were people at Sunshine Village resort in Banff, Alta., and if the video below is any indication, it was more than a few flakes. The video, captured below, was ...

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Going camping this weekend? Fire bans cover most of southern Alberta - CBC.ca

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:35

CBC.ca

Going camping this weekend? Fire bans cover most of southern Alberta
CBC.ca
A fire ban in Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Jasper national parks that was issued on July 18 remains in effect. The fire ban in Banff park includes the hamlet of Lake Louise. The Town of Banff also issued its own fire ban on July 18. It covers all outdoor ...

Calgary summer playground suffers from Verdant Creek wildfire - Calgary Herald

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:08

Calgary Herald

Calgary summer playground suffers from Verdant Creek wildfire
Calgary Herald
Parks Canada fire crew works in the Southwest section on August 6 of the Verdant Creek fire near Highway 93S west of Banff, Alta and Calgary in an image supplied by Parks Canada to media on Sunday, August 6, 2017. M. Kinley/Parks Canada/Postmedia ...
Calgary's summer playgrounds suffering from Verdant Creek wildfireCalgary Sun

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