Nick Bullock's Tides wins in Banff Mountain Book Competition - UKC News (press release)

Banff News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:03

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Nick Bullock's Tides wins in Banff Mountain Book Competition
UKC News (press release)
British mountaineer and author Nick Bullock has won the Mountain Literature (non-fiction) category in the Banff Mountain Book Competition - part of the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Canada - with his memoir Tides: a climber's voyage ...
McDonald honoured as Mountain Guides Ball PatronRocky Mountain Outlook

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Banff 'bursting at the seams' as tourism soars - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff 'bursting at the seams' as tourism soars
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – The soaring popularity of Banff National Park has reignited a decades-old debate over limits to the number of people at certain iconic tourist hot spots like Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Some conservationists are calling on Parks Canada to set ...

Banff slows down plans to change speed limits - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 03:00

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff slows down plans to change speed limits
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – Politicians have put the brakes on a proposal to lower the speed limit on residential streets in the tourist town to 30 kilometres per hour, preferring to get more public feedback before making a decision. At a meeting Tuesday (Oct. 9), council ...

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 02:27

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
The Town of Banff has already lowered the speed limit on some major streets to 30 km/h and now council is debating whether to extend that to all roads. Calling it a traffic safety measure, town councillors voted on Tuesday to keep the proposal going ...

Telling a story beautifully gets Petersen film into Banff - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Banff News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:09

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Telling a story beautifully gets Petersen film into Banff
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
“The Ride” has been selected as a finalist by the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada, one of the premiere festivals for outdoor adventure films. The 9-minute documentary will be shown for the first time on Saturday night, Nov. 3, at a sold-out ...

Red Deer businesses offered inclusion training at Banff forum - Red Deer Advocate

Banff News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:02

Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer businesses offered inclusion training at Banff forum
Red Deer Advocate
Some Red Deer business owners who are eager to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace are wanting to learn more. A bus full of business leaders will be travelling to Banff on Oct. 16 for a meeting with Bow Valley employers who are piloting a ...

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets - CBC.ca

Banff News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:56

CBC.ca

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets
CBC.ca
The Town of Banff has already lowered the speed limit on some major streets to 30 km/h and now council is debating whether to extend that to all roads. Calling it a traffic safety measure, town councillors voted on Tuesday to keep the proposal going ...

Calgary poet Derek Beaulieu named Banff Centre director of literary arts - The Kingston Whig-Standard

Banff News - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:56

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Calgary poet Derek Beaulieu named Banff Centre director of literary arts
The Kingston Whig-Standard
Poet and word artist Derek Beaulieu is the next director of literary arts at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the centre announced today in a news release. Beaulieu, a professor at Alberta College of Art + Design and Mount Royal University ...

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Banff council decides on re-evaluation in Fenlands facility dispute - The Crag and Canyon

Banff News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:06

The Crag and Canyon

Banff council decides on re-evaluation in Fenlands facility dispute
The Crag and Canyon
It's back to the drawing board in a row between Banff council and the Banff Hockey Academy (BHA) over the BHA's use of The Fenlands. The two parties signed a 10-year lease agreement in 2010, which gave the academy exclusive use of some non-ice ...

A Remodeled Residence in Canada's Banff National Park - Mansion Global

Banff News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:47

Mansion Global

A Remodeled Residence in Canada's Banff National Park
Mansion Global
The residence is located in Banff National Park, Canada's first national park. A part of UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain World Heritage site, Banff is known for its scenic mountain-ranges, natural hot springs and world-class skiing. The town of Banff, ...
'Crowds, congestion, no parking': should Canada limit visitors to its majestic parks?The Guardian

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Banff seeks input on housing - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:09

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff seeks input on housing
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFFBanff Housing Corporation is potentially interested in building price- restricted apartment style units on its lands on the 300 block of Banff Avenue close to the downtown core. The Town of Banff is seeking public input on future housing ...

Banff heritage fund hits decade low - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:09

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff heritage fund hits decade low
Rocky Mountain Outlook
A report will come to council next week concerning the fund, which has a current balance of $90,700, and Councillor Chip Olver plans to encourage her colleagues to revisit how the reserve is funded to make it financially sustainable. She said ...

YWCA Banff shelter project consults community members - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:09

Rocky Mountain Outlook

YWCA Banff shelter project consults community members
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BOW VALLEY – Sometimes in order to reach higher ground you need to a little help from your friends. That's also true for the YWCA Banff's Higher Ground project, which is trying to achieve a vision to establish an emergency shelter in the Bow Valley for ...

Banff Bears fall short in provincial final - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:03

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff Bears fall short in provincial final
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – It was the first time this season the Banff Bears lost a rugby game when both teams took the field. The Edmonton Clansmen defeated the Bears 20-12 in Division 3 rugby to win the provincial title, Saturday (Sept. 29) at the Calgary Rugby Union.

Banff hotels, ski hills hope bump in minimum wage helps retain staff - Calgary Herald

Banff News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:29

Calgary Herald

Banff hotels, ski hills hope bump in minimum wage helps retain staff
Calgary Herald
That wage change likely won't have much impact among those from other countries, who make up a big portion of Banff hospitality staff, he said. Service staff in the Banff area are typically paid $1 or $2 above minimum wage, said Dufresne. But the area ...

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Snowed in and stranded, hundreds trapped on Trans-Canada - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:41

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Snowed in and stranded, hundreds trapped on Trans-Canada
Rocky Mountain Outlook
With only 50 cots at the school, the Town of Canmore contacted Banff to bring extra cots to the high school. Banff firefighters responded by delivering 68 cots to the Canmore warming centre. “Coffee, water, snacks, and eventually muffins and juice were ...
Driving west of Calgary not advised due to extreme winter conditions: RCMPGlobalnews.ca

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Calgary just saw an 'unprecedented' amount of October snow - Washington Post

Banff News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:33

Washington Post

Calgary just saw an 'unprecedented' amount of October snow
Washington Post
To the west of Calgary, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the early nature of this major snowfall also was unlike any in recent memory. “I've been out here since 2002,” said storm chaser and photographer Tom Graham ...
Calgary sunny but a slushy mess a day after record autumn snowstormThe London Free Press

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Alberta municipalities eye mass transit options for Calgary-to-Banff corridor - Toronto Star

Banff News - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:39

Toronto Star

Alberta municipalities eye mass transit options for Calgary-to-Banff corridor
Toronto Star
Both transport choices are part of a feasibility study started by the Town of Banff, and joined by the other municipalities, in an effort to get people out of their cars and using mass transit to get to the mountains, Banff communications director ...

Banff 'bursting at the seams': Ecologists urge cap on park visitors - CTV News

Banff News - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 13:09

CTV News

Banff 'bursting at the seams': Ecologists urge cap on park visitors
CTV News
“There's no question that Banff (National Park) is practically bursting at the seams,” said Peter Zimmerman, parks program supervisor at Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society on CTV's Your Morning Monday. “Common sense tells you that the more people ...

Multi-year project in Banff National Park aims to restore river altered by by dam decades ago - CBC.ca

Banff News - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 17:19

CBC.ca

Multi-year project in Banff National Park aims to restore river altered by by dam decades ago
CBC.ca
Parks Canada is working on a multi-year project to reshape the Cascade Creek in Banff National Park after it was dramatically altered by a dam built in 1941. "Dams are often highlighted as one of the future green energy producers. But they do have ...