Spray Lakes Road safer says Alberta Transportation

Following a safety review conducted last year, Alberta Transportation is confident the appropriate measures are now in place to reduce the risk of accidents and collisions on Spray Lakes Road. On Dec. 30, 2010, three people died when the driver of an SUV lost control of a vehicle that rolled into Goat Pond, which is… Continue reading Spray Lakes Road safer says Alberta Transportation

Mount Assiniboine Lodge restoration project part of Rockies history

A ride in a helicopter is an occasion for celebration, but a ride in a helicopter flying to Mount Assiniboine Lodge is one that soars into the history of the Canadian Rockies. A 20-minute chopper ride from Canmore casually floats you over endless mountaintops akin to waves gently approaching the surf. Mount Assiniboine is an… Continue reading Mount Assiniboine Lodge restoration project part of Rockies history

MLA Ron Casey backs Premier Redford on re-engaging Albertans

Less than four months has elapsed since the Alison Redford-led provincial Conservatives regained a majority government in Albert’s legislature, but Banff-Cochrane MLA Ron Casey is confident the party’s leader is moving the province in the right direction. The former Canmore mayor and rookie MLA said he has adapted to his new role as chair of… Continue reading MLA Ron Casey backs Premier Redford on re-engaging Albertans

35th annual Canmore folk fest a success

For three days last week, the Town of Canmore was transformed into a hub of artistic creativity. Musicians performed numbers ranging in styles from old Hawaiian cowboy songs to modern folk and blues. Vendors sold handcrafted merchandise and spread awareness about volunteering in impoverished countries. Food trucks supplied a wide variety of taste for any… Continue reading 35th annual Canmore folk fest a success

Victims of climbing accident east of Canmore identified

The two victims of last Sunday’s (July 29) tragic climbing accident in the Heart Creek area have been identified, but police and Alberta Parks are still unsure about what caused the pair to fall almost 100 metres to their deaths. Calgarians Ranjit Sidhu, 31, and Jane Vuong, 25, were rappelling down the sport climbing route… Continue reading Victims of climbing accident east of Canmore identified

Lisa de Soto named new CAO for Town of Canmore

Canmore council revealed the last piece of its municipal government puzzle at a special meeting, Thursday (July 26) when it appointed Lisa de Soto as the new permanent chief administrative officer following a rigorous search that involved about 57 applicants. De Soto accepted the role after eight months' experience as interim CAO, which proved to… Continue reading Lisa de Soto named new CAO for Town of Canmore

Wounded soldiers to climb mountain near Everest in the fall

For wounded Canadian soldier Dave Macdonald, events over the next four months may be the proudest of his life. Having arrived in Canmore on July 15, Macdonald is part of a 14-person team of retired and reserve Canadian Forces members participating in a training program that will eventually see them tackle the 6,189-metre summit of… Continue reading Wounded soldiers to climb mountain near Everest in the fall

New Canmore mayor set to tackle local issues, improve communication with residents

Since being elected last month, new Canmore mayor John Borrowman has met with Premier Redford, presided over two town council meetings and insists hearing concerns from individual constituents will be a priority throughout his term. In the June 19 byelection, Borrowman defeated candidates Pam Hilstad and Ed Russell with 1,461 of the 3,024 votes cast.… Continue reading New Canmore mayor set to tackle local issues, improve communication with residents

Forward Mark Letestu looks back on season with Pens, Blue Jackets

Despite sitting last in the National Hockey League with only 25 wins, Elk Point product and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Mark Letestu can see some light at the end of the tunnel. Playing in the central division among heavyweights St. Louis, Detroit, Nashville and Chicago, the Jackets struggled throughout the year, but have managed a… Continue reading Forward Mark Letestu looks back on season with Pens, Blue Jackets

St. Paul’s Jordon Krankowsky reflects on final season with Pontiacs

For the former Bonnyville Pontiacs defenceman and St. Paul native Jordon Krankowsky, the most grueling day of his life happened two weeks ago when he was told he would not be playing in game five of his team's first round playoff series against Sherwood Park. Read the full story at the St. Paul Journal.