New Cochrane mayor, Sorensen takes Banff and Borrowman in ... - Calgary Sun

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 02:16

Calgary Sun

New Cochrane mayor, Sorensen takes Banff and Borrowman in ...
Calgary Sun
Coffee shop owner Jeff Genung dethroned current Mayor Ivan Brooker in the Cochrane mayoral race. Brooker had served one term as Cochrane mayor, ...
Regional roundup: Jeff Genung becomes new Cochrane mayor ...Calgary Herald

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Former warden releases mystery novel set in Banff - The Crag and Canyon (blog)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:53

The Crag and Canyon (blog)

Former warden releases mystery novel set in Banff
The Crag and Canyon (blog)
Set in Banff National Park, Butler's debut novel is the first in what he plans will be a series of books about Jenny Willson, herself a warden. Although the story begins and ends here in the valley, Butler said, the middle takes his heroine through the ...

Sorensen set for third term as Banff mayor: incumbents returned to council - The Crag and Canyon (blog)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:31

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Sorensen set for third term as Banff mayor: incumbents returned to council
The Crag and Canyon (blog)
Re-elected Banff mayor Karen Sorensen is congratulated by former mayor John Stutz while husband Carsten Sorensen looks on during post-election celebrations at the Rose & Crown in Banff, Alta. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Russ Ullyot/ Bow Valley Crag ...

Banff Mt. Film Fest coming to town - Bonner County Daily Bee

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:08

Bonner County Daily Bee

Banff Mt. Film Fest coming to town
Bonner County Daily Bee
The best high adrenaline films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to Sandpoint's Panida Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14. The film festival begins at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at The Alpine Shop, ...

Banff Pride finale a 'thank you' to the community - The Crag and Canyon

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:38

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Banff Pride finale a 'thank you' to the community
The Crag and Canyon
The final curtain call for Banff Pride takes place Saturday night as the event is coming to a close after five years running. The organization, which brought a proud LGBTQ voice to the Bow Valley, is ceasing due to its artistic director, Joe Bembridge ...

Karlos says goodbye to politics | Local News | Rocky Mountain Outlook - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 04:13

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Karlos says goodbye to politics | Local News | Rocky Mountain Outlook
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Banff Town Councillor Stavros Karlos did not seek relection in the 2017 municipal election, and celebrated his final council meeting with a notice of motion.

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Snowfall hits Calgary, warnings issued for mountain areas - CBC.ca

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:22

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Snowfall hits Calgary, warnings issued for mountain areas
CBC.ca
Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for Banff, Canmore and surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon. "An area of snow is moving through the Lake Louise and Kananaskis regions," the agency said in a release. "Higher elevations have the ...

Oboz Becomes Official Footwear Sponsor Of Banff Mountain Film And Book Festival - SGB Media (press release) (blog)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:09

Oboz Becomes Official Footwear Sponsor Of Banff Mountain Film And Book Festival
SGB Media (press release) (blog)
Oboz, the outdoor footwear company based in Bozeman, MO, signed on as the exclusive footwear sponsor in 2017 and 2018 of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for both 2017 and 2018. The Banff ...

Banff sets attendance record despite Canada 150 tourist deluge failing to materialize - CBC.ca

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:13

CBC.ca

Banff sets attendance record despite Canada 150 tourist deluge failing to materialize
CBC.ca
Banff National Park has seen a record number of visitors so far this year, but it's still a far cry from the crush of tourists that was predicted to descend on the park with Canada 150 free admission. The park had 2,813,097 visitors from April to ...

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A Taste for Adventure at Banff - Napa Valley Register

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 20:26

A Taste for Adventure at Banff
Napa Valley Register
Taste for Adventure, a 16-day culinary celebration in Banff and Lake Louise, will feature experiences and events inspired by the local landscape and mountain culture from Oct. 25 through Nov. 9. Taking place at the same time as the Taste for Adventure ...

Canmore, Banff open fire halls, serve up pancake breakfasts - The Crag and Canyon

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 18:53

The Crag and Canyon

Canmore, Banff open fire halls, serve up pancake breakfasts
The Crag and Canyon
Micheal Soukup (left) and Silivio Adamo make pancakes for the annual Fire Prevention Week open house at the Banff Fire Department on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2016. Amanda Symynuk/ Bow Valley Crag & Canyon Archives ...

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Prospect of working at Banff's ski slopes draws hundreds of job seekers - CBC.ca

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:57

CBC.ca

Prospect of working at Banff's ski slopes draws hundreds of job seekers
CBC.ca
Hundreds of people hoping for a job at the slopes lined up at the Banff Ski Hiring Fair on Thursday. About 800 people packed the annual fair, roughly 100 more than last year, organizers said. Michel Dufresne with the local Job Resource Centre says ...

Popular PCN smoking cessation workshop coming to Banff - The Crag and Canyon

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:09

Popular PCN smoking cessation workshop coming to Banff
The Crag and Canyon
Anyone in Banff looking for help quitting smoking is in luck; the popular Primary Care Network workshop QuitCore, which previously only ran in Canmore, is coming to Banff. The six-week course is free, and will be offered at the Banff and Canmore ...

Free parking in Banff a contentious issue in municipal election - CTV News

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:29

CTV News

Free parking in Banff a contentious issue in municipal election
CTV News
Paul Clinton, another Banff resident, says there is a parking problem in the community. “The parking is going to continue and the number of guests is going to continue and if that's the case, something's going to have to happen and personally, I'd ...

Banff losing a queen with Pride finale - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:24

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff losing a queen with Pride finale
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Bembridge has been an integral and irreplaceable part of the Bow Valley's lesbian, gay, transgender, bi and queer community, and is fondly reminded of how Banff Pride kindled a change in the mountain communities – whether that is from an overdue ...

Transit saves the summer season in Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:23

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Transit saves the summer season in Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
While there are complaints of Banff continuing to be overcrowded and traffic snarls and parking problems making it unpleasant for residents and tourists alike, local authorities say public transit played a big part in making a difference this summer ...

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Rodeo, circus among special events pitched for Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:23

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Rodeo, circus among special events pitched for Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
“This requires extensive staff time – primarily from communications and from planning and development – as administration often works with event producers for months to determine if the event can be altered to meet the Town of Banff's requirements ...

Banff announces new public art purchase near Bow River - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:23

Banff announces new public art purchase near Bow River
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Banff politicians have given the green light to spend $44,800 for the purchase of a new piece of public art. At a recent meeting, council approved amending the 2017 budget to pay for the River Ribbon sculptural piece by Calgary artist Alexander Caldwell.

Korean Church group cleans up in Banff - The Crag and Canyon

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 18:06

The Crag and Canyon

Korean Church group cleans up in Banff
The Crag and Canyon
Members of the Korean Church in Banff have been cleaning up after the town's residents and visitors every month for the last five years, and in the process raising money for charity. At the beginning of each month, members of the congregation, along ...

AquaVan brings the ocean to Banff - The Crag and Canyon

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 15:52

The Crag and Canyon

AquaVan brings the ocean to Banff
The Crag and Canyon
People in the Rockies got the chance to learn a little more about the coast last weekend when the AquaVan150 visited Banff Sept. 19-23. A mobile aquarium set out from the Vancouver Aquarium in April, and has been traveling cross-country ever since.