- SDAB denies appeal on Dead Man’s Flats rinkby Craig Baird on August 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm
An outdoor rink in Dead Man’s Flats will move forward after an appeal was heard by the Municipal District of Bighorn’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board earlier this month.
- Spring Creek receives ARP amendmentsby Greg Colgan on August 19, 2022 at 2:30 pm
“From 2004 to now, a lot of things have changed. I think it’s appropriate to come back to this plan and revise it. Moving into Phase 4 is clearly the next stage the developer is working towards, which requires amendments to proceed.”
- Province provides $2 million in funding for Camp Chief Hectorby Greg Colgan on August 18, 2022 at 11:15 pm
“Camp is one of the most powerful places there is. It’s a tradition, an experience that provides opportunities for character forming or building lifelong friendships or establishing connections to nature and the land and encounter role models and mentors.”
- No decision on Lake Louise’s World Cup futureby Greg Colgan on August 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm
“There are several resorts in Canada, including Lake Louise, that are keen to host [World Cup] events and we are working with them to develop the right long-term strategy in partnership with FIS for next season and beyond.”
- Prescribed fire to restore grizzly bear, whitebark pine habitatby Cathy Ellis on August 18, 2022 at 7:10 pm
“During operations, the public can expect to see flames, smoke, firefighting equipment and fire crews working in the area.”
- Railing project at Johnston Canyon aims to protect endangered black swiftsby Cathy Ellis on August 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm
“There’s a lot of sections above the Lower Falls to the Upper Falls where there is no permanent fencing, and this has been identified as part of our integrated approach to managing the black swift and protecting their habitat,” said Daniella Rubeling, visitor experience manager for Banff National Park.
- Canmore to seek purchase of section of TSMVPL-owned landsby Greg Colgan on August 18, 2022 at 2:30 pm
“We have two options provided to us and this is the option I’m suggesting we take,”
- Visitors to Banff urged to securely dispose of garbage, foodby Cathy Ellis on August 17, 2022 at 11:15 pm
“If you notice a garbage bin is full, either take your garbage and recycling with you, or find another bin to empty it into and properly secure it.”
- Banff RCMP investigating break and enterby Rocky Mountain Outlook on August 17, 2022 at 9:54 pm
Banff RCMP are investigating a daytime break and enter on the 400 block of Squirrel Street.
- Court of Appeal hears from potential intervenors on TSMVPL-owned landsby Greg Colgan on August 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm
A trio of organizations gave arguments in their attempts to become intervenors in the Town of Canmore’s application to seek leave to appeal the Land and Property Rights Tribunal’s order to adopt the Smith Creek and Three Sisters Village area structure plans.
- Stoney Nakoda 911 mapping project targets improved emergency response timeby Jessica Lee on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Emergency response times for police, fire and EMS calls could improve by up to 20 minutes for those living on Stoney Nakoda First Nation by early next year.
- Bighorn upholds visitor accommodation approval after appealby Craig Baird on August 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm
“This is a significant issue, and the board is satisfied that it is appropriate to modify condition 6 to clarify the applicant’s responsibilities and the testing to be carried out. The board modified condition six to specify that monitoring/testing wells must be located upslope from the intended location on the retailing well, since that is the area of concern for damage to the aquifer.”
- Shandro: Debate on cost of provincial police force is a ‘red herring’by Lauryn Heintz on August 17, 2022 at 12:05 am
Justice minister doubles down on questions about transition costs, says every detachment would have a minimum of 10 officers.
- Dilapidated Banff property to be replaced with new developmentby Craig Baird on August 16, 2022 at 11:15 pm
The construction of the duplex, along with the destruction of the original house, will result in the removal of two mature bushes and five trees, with five new trees planted.
- Bow River bridge lane reversal trial to ease congestion unsuccessfulby Cathy Ellis on August 16, 2022 at 9:00 pm
“Based on this trial, it’s unlikely we will recommend further pursuing this idea of a lane reversal on the Bow River Bridge.”
- Draft smoke-free bylaw heads to Banff councilby Craig Baird on August 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm
“I think that what continues to resonate with me, this is the way of the future and in Banff we like to be leaders and at the forefront. This is likely the way of the future to protect our public spaces. I would like Banff to contribute to that healthier Alberta and healthy Canada.”
- Banff looks at staff wage adjustment for 2023by Craig Baird on August 16, 2022 at 2:30 pm
“We have had a lot of changes in our marketplace, not just in our town but rampant across the country where some wages are being adjusted upwards. If we go with the lower value, my concern is that staff may not look at it very positively. I don’t want to end up in a situation where we are not in a staff-friendly environment if we don’t recognize the cost of living that is in front of us.”
- Appeal heard on Dead Man’s Flats rink proposalby Craig Baird on August 15, 2022 at 9:00 pm
“There is a professional report stating that the wildlife corridor should be protected dating back to 2004 on the MD of Bighorn website. It clearly stated that there should be a 180-metre setback from the Bow River to give the wildlife space and no building work was permitted.”
- Trail lighting debated by Banff committeeby Craig Baird on August 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm
“We should have enough information with the lighting we have already installed for the pedestrian bridge. We have heard complaints that the lighting is not perfect and creates some low-lighting and blind corners. I hope your evaluation takes care of that notion.”
- EDITORIAL: Province needs to address rental issuesby Rocky Mountain Outlook on August 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Similar to British Columbia and Ontario, where rents for the majority of rental units can only be increased by a specific percentage each year, Alberta needs to have a system in place to protect tenants.