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Town of Banff discloses council pay

Town of Banff discloses council pay

Salaries and benefits for Banff's elected officials are determined with the help of a review committee made up of public members that makes recommendations for changes in the year prior to an election
Wolf expert suspects pack will survive following death of breeding male

Wolf expert suspects pack will survive following death of breeding male

“Fortunately, it’s late enough in the year, and there are other wolves there, that I suspect that the pups will be OK,” said Canadian wolf expert Paul Paquet
Town of Banff waives fees for sidewalk seating

Town of Banff waives fees for sidewalk seating

“I support waiving the fees. It didn’t occur to me that we would be looking at revenue generation from this this summer based on the circumstances,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

“These three cubs are not being saved by being in a zoo. This is not a happy ending for wild animals. This is condemning these bears to a life in captivity where they do not belong."
Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

“These three cubs are not being saved by being in a zoo. This is not a happy ending for wild animals. This is condemning these bears to a life in captivity where they do not belong."
Banff to close downtown to vehicles this summer

Banff to close downtown to vehicles this summer

“First and foremost, this is about public safety and trying to ensure we don’t get a spread of COVID in our community. But we need to understand we have businesses that are hanging on by thread and we need to do everything we can," said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Banff to close downtown to vehicles this summer

Banff to close downtown to vehicles this summer

“First and foremost, this is about public safety and trying to ensure we don’t get a spread of COVID in our community. But we need to understand we have businesses that are hanging on by a thread and we need to do everything we can," said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Banff's overall taxes drop by 7.6 per cent

Banff's overall taxes drop by 7.6 per cent

“This year we saw a significant increase in our Alberta school tax levy because our assessed values in town, based on the assessment from the middle of 2019, were relatively higher than the rest of the province."
MPC voices concern over loss of housing with bed and breakfast approvals

MPC voices concern over loss of housing with bed and breakfast approvals

“It goes back to the fact B&Bs are an accessory use and these are residential neighbourhoods and what do we want our residential areas to look like,” said Corrie DiManno, who sits on MPC as a council representative.
Breeding male of Bow Valley wolf pack killed on highway near Banff

Breeding male of Bow Valley wolf pack killed on highway near Banff

“This will be a loss for the pack, but given that there are some other wolves remaining in the pack, that increases their likelihood of the pups’ survival. We’ll have to watch to see how they fare and whether the breeding female finds another mate next winter.”