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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.”
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.”
Banff considering going beyond provincial tax split cap

Banff considering going beyond provincial tax split cap

“The article of entrustment that would bring these changes into law in the Town of Banff has not been approved,” said Chris Hughes, the Town of Banff’s director of corporate services. “Therefore, it does not pertain to the Town of Banff at this time.”
First sighting of white-faced ibis recorded in Banff

First sighting of white-faced ibis recorded in Banff

“It was just this beautiful bird with the biggest beak I’ve ever seen … it was just so magical and cool,” said 14-year-old Charly Garrow of a white-faced ibis she spotted in Banff National Park
First sighting of white-faced ibis recorded in Banff

First sighting of white-faced ibis recorded in Banff

“It was just this beautiful bird with the biggest beak I’ve ever seen … it was just so magical and cool,” said 14-year-old Charly Garrow of a white-faced ibis she spotted in Banff National Park
Wildlife advocates call on government to rehabilitate and release orphaned grizzly bear cubs from zoo

Wildlife advocates call on government to rehabilitate and release orphaned grizzly bear cubs from zoo

“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," said bear specialist Reno Sommerhalder
Wildlife advocates call on government to rehabilitate and release orphaned grizzly bear cubs from zoo

Wildlife advocates call on government to rehabilitate and release orphaned grizzly bear cubs from zoo

“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," said bear specialist Reno Sommerhalder
Motorized access into grizzly habitat having a direct effect on bear populations

Motorized access into grizzly habitat having a direct effect on bear populations

“Much of southern and central B.C. and all of Alberta’s provincial lands have high road densities, and bears would benefit from increased motorized access management.”
Banff reports 'very low' traffic volumes on May long weekend

Banff reports 'very low' traffic volumes on May long weekend

“We are very pleased that visitors from the Calgary region responded to our request to wait a little longer before visiting Banff.”