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Cathy Ellis

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Banff sponsorship policy gets final approval

Banff sponsorship policy gets final approval

“We know we have to be cautious that from time to time there’ll be interest groups wanting the Town to sell our souls. Our citizens don’t want us to sully our reputation, so we’ve created something that will avoid this.”
Province plans to move ahead with de-listing parks

Province plans to move ahead with de-listing parks

“The big concern is when you remove a park from the Parks system, it is no longer protected."
New shuttle service for Moraine Lake launched during larch season

New shuttle service for Moraine Lake launched during larch season

“We will be  working hard in the park-and-ride to make sure there’s lots of space for people to physically distance and that the line-ups will be spread out."
Province plans to move ahead with de-listing parks

Province plans to move ahead with de-listing parks

“The big concern is when you remove a park from the Parks system, it is no longer protected."
Banning bird-feeders to prevent luring bears into Banff

Banning bird-feeders to prevent luring bears into Banff

“It is interesting in our history that not feeding wildlife is such a pertinent part of our community, and yet somehow we get to be the council, we get to be the Grinches that say bird-feeders will potentially and probably have to go.”
Jasper caribou herd wiped out of existence

Jasper caribou herd wiped out of existence

“The die off of Jasper’s entire Maligne caribou population is a tragic, predictable result of decades-long habitat and wildlife errors."
Jasper caribou herd wiped out of existence

Jasper caribou herd wiped out of existence

“The die off of Jasper’s entire Maligne caribou population is a tragic, predictable result of decades-long habitat and wildlife errors."
Banff welcome sign staying put

Banff welcome sign staying put

“We have spent $300,000 on this sign and moving it will certainly come at a cost. I am certainly not prepared to spend any more money on this sign and have it relocated," Coun. Brian Standish
Poole pitches pandemic plan to avoid second lockdown

Poole pitches pandemic plan to avoid second lockdown

“We have a responsibility to our business community to think of how we avoid a likely lockdown,” said Banff councillor Peter Poole
Parks Canada, union reach tentative agreement

Parks Canada, union reach tentative agreement

Parks Canada members will see a 2.8 per cent wage increase in year one, followed by 2.2 per cent and 1.35 per cent increases the following two years respectively, if the tentative agreement is ratified