Canadian Rockies supports teachers’ agreement

The Canadian Rockies Public School (CRPS) board has vowed to support an agreement reached last week between the Province and the Alberta Teachers Association which outlines salaries for teachers, workload and hours of instruction. Trustees from the CRPS board unanimously voted in favour of the tentative four-year agreement during the in-camera portion of its regular… Continue reading Canadian Rockies supports teachers’ agreement

Banff Centre partners with advanced research institute

A new partnership between two renowned institutions will explore ways in which both science and the arts are connected and further develop the skills people in each discipline face. On Thursday (Feb. 7), The Banff Centre hosted a roundtable discussion to announce its partnership with The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a move that… Continue reading Banff Centre partners with advanced research institute

Crowd gathers for chain store public hearing in Banff

A packed council chambers in Banff played host to a public hearing last Thursday (Jan. 31) concerning one of the more heated topics affecting the small mountain town – whether quotas should be put in place to regulate the number of chain stores. Banff council passed first reading of proposed bylaw 314 this past September,… Continue reading Crowd gathers for chain store public hearing in Banff

Council opts for temporary skating oval for 2014 games

Council has elected to go ahead with a plan to build a temporary 400-metre outdoor skating oval in anticipation of next winter’s Alberta Winter Games, which is being co-hosted by Banff and Canmore. Last month, organizers of the 2014 Games made a presentation to council requesting a permanent skating oval be put in place at… Continue reading Council opts for temporary skating oval for 2014 games

Banff residents fight for obstetrics

The upcoming closure of the maternity ward at Banff’s Mineral Springs Hospital has led some residents to protest the decision, but hospital officials insist mothers and babies will benefit from increased safety measures. Last Thursday (Jan. 24), over 50 people attended a rally at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Banff for an information session and… Continue reading Banff residents fight for obstetrics

MP responds to Idle No More protest in Banff

Since forming at a general educational session in Saskatoon this past November, Idle No More protests by members and non-members of First Nations across the country have been both peaceful and, at times, disruptive. The protest that occurred near Cascade Mall in Banff last weekend was peaceful, however, another in Calgary led to the closure… Continue reading MP responds to Idle No More protest in Banff

Mount Norquay lays out plan for summer operations

A plan to open one of the oldest ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies for the summer is now in the public consultation stage, with opponents voicing concerns about its effect on what they see as dwindling grizzly bear habitat in the Bow Valley. Last Thursday (Nov. 29), Mount Norquay owners rolled out a long-range… Continue reading Mount Norquay lays out plan for summer operations

Local Wildrose Party team committed to the cause

The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta is on its way to becoming the longest running provincial government in Canadian history, however, roughly three and a half years from now Alberta may finally see a changing of the guard if the upstart Wildrose Party continues to attract voters. Defeated by 699 votes in the Banff-Cochrane constituency… Continue reading Local Wildrose Party team committed to the cause

Public schools in Bow Valley achieve ‘exceptional’ results

Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) might not be the biggest school division in the province, but it may be one of the brightest. Earlier this month, Alberta Education released the latest batch of provincial achievement test (PATs) and diploma exam results, which show CRPS has improved in some areas and surpassed provincial goals in others.… Continue reading Public schools in Bow Valley achieve ‘exceptional’ results

MPC grants conditional approval for public eyesore in Banff

It took the Town of Banff’s municipal planning commission over an hour of in camera discussion, but the group granted conditional approval of a project to redevelop a parcel of land that has largely been viewed as an eyesore in the middle of the downtown core. The proposed redevelopment, which is located at 204 Wolf… Continue reading MPC grants conditional approval for public eyesore in Banff