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

Death triggers safety review for bylaw officers

The death of a 62-year-old peace officer near High River earlier this month has triggered Alberta’s solicitor general to conduct a safety review to determine whether or not bylaw officers should carry firearms. However, local bylaw supervisors indicate officers in the Bow Valley may not need to carry such weapons since situations involving violent subjects… Continue reading Death triggers safety review for bylaw officers