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Cathy Ellis

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Banff Ti'nu residents offered rent reductions and deferrals

Banff Ti'nu residents offered rent reductions and deferrals

“This particular request is directed to landlords to try to prevent an unnecessary housing crisis from occurring. What we don’t want to see is people losing their housing because they can’t make rent during this emergency."
Town of Banff asks residents to not flush disposable wipes

Town of Banff asks residents to not flush disposable wipes

“Toilets are not trash cans. If you flush anything, but toilet paper and human waste, it will cause major problems,” said Paul Godfrey, the municipality’s director of operations.
Parks Canada enforcing strict measures to stop visitation in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay during COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada enforcing strict measures to stop visitation in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay during COVID-19 crisis

“Parking is not permitted on highways and roadways and Parks Canada will be collaborating with local police forces or the RCMP to enforce parking restrictions."
Parks Canada, Canmore, Banff take aggressive measures to slow spread of COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada, Canmore, Banff take aggressive measures to slow spread of COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada shuts down public access in national parks; Canmore declares state of local emergency
Field fire department holds Parks Canada’s feet to the fire

Field fire department holds Parks Canada’s feet to the fire

“This is a public safety issue. There is the real concern of immediate impact on the level of response for incidents on the Trans-Canada Highway."
Town of Banff offers deferred tax payments to help residents, businesses during virus crisis

Town of Banff offers deferred tax payments to help residents, businesses during virus crisis

Banff property owners can defer their property tax payments after town council voted to allow suspension of monthly payments in light of COVID-19, while the province of Alberta has has cancelled its increase to the education tax levy that was approved with the UCP's 2020 budget earlier this month
Bear Street project going ahead to boost tourism economy

Bear Street project going ahead to boost tourism economy

“When we get through this crisis, this project will be a very important part of our economic recovery because I believe it continues to be an investment in our product and in our offering.”
Parks Canada shuts down public access to national parks

Parks Canada shuts down public access to national parks

“You need to stay at home, respect social distancing practices and avoid public gatherings,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister environment and climate change responsible for Parks Canada.
Parks Canada shuts down public access to national parks

Parks Canada shuts down public access to national parks

“You need to stay at home, respect social distancing practices and avoid public gatherings,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister environment and climate change responsible for Parks Canada.
Rundle Cabin at Banff rec grounds to be relocated

Rundle Cabin at Banff rec grounds to be relocated

The Rundle Campground Cabin and the Middle Springs Cabin are the only two remaining cabins in Banff that formed part of the original Rundle Campground, which was located on what is now the Banff Springs Golf Course