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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Town of Banff Declares State of Local Emergency

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The Town of Banff has declared a State of Local Emergency to supplement measures enacted under the Provincial Public Health Emergency, to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Banff.

Following a lengthy special meeting of Town Council and a subsequent discu...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

New restrictions needed as Banff/ID9 sees jump in COVID-19 cases

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Updated 3:59 p.m. November 25

The Government of Alberta has confirmed 153 active cases in Banff/Improvement District No. 9, which includes the communities of the Town of Banff, the village of Lake Louise and the rest of Banff National Park. The region is c...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Modifying Program Offerings and Facility Use Guidelines

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Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the community, the Town of Banff will be modifying program offerings and facility use guidelines starting November 23, 2020 until further notice.  These changes are being made with your safety in mind ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Santas Anonymous

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Applications are open from November 16 to December 4, 2020.

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Economic Task Force reports on safe re-opening of Banff National Park economy

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The Banff and Lake Louise Economic Task Force reports positive steps in the work this summer to rebuild the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, but believes more work is needed through the winter and beyond as the crisis presents significant risks to th...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Third Quarter 2020 Utility Bills

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The Utility Bills for the July 1 - September 30, 2020 billing period were mailed on October 30, 2020 and are due November 30. If you have not received your bill, please contact 403.762.1230 or taxes.utilities@banff.ca.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Meatball Honoured as Zero Waste Trailblazer

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A Banff restaurant is being honoured for their efforts to reduce waste and compost everything possible.

The Meatball Restaurant is the latest recipient of the Zero Waste Trailblazer Awards, a recognition to Banff businesses and institutions that go above a...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Online tool helps Banffites recycle

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A new tool designed to help Banff residents recycle more launches online October 19.

The ‘What Goes Where’ web application is a one-stop shop for information about what can be recycled in the Town of Banff, what can be donated for re-use, and what needs to...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Play Space opens for children 0-5

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A new play space for children 0-5 opened its doors in Banff this month.

The Family Connections Play Space opened upstairs at 101 Bear Street, offering story-times for children with the Banff Public Library and Running Rascals, an active play program that a...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre cools energy use with ice-making technology

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As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Town of Banff has installed a REALice water treatment system for ice resurfacing in The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. The project, partly funded by the R...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Free Unwanted Item Pickup

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Don’t illegally dump items by a garbage bin or on the street. There are free, legal ways for residents to get rid of unwanted items that don’t fit in garbage bins, like furniture or appliances. Learn more at https://banff.ca/550/Unwant...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Fall/Winter Classes and Programs

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Register for classes and programs online at Banff.ca/Register or call 403.762.1251

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Rainbow returns to Banff to celebrate Pride

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A rainbow has proudly returned to the Town of Banff, providing a bright path for thousands of visitors and residents each day, while celebrating the community’s diversity.

“I am thrilled to celebrate our strong and vibrant community wit...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Call to Artists

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The Town of Banff, through the Community Art Committee, is pleased to invite Canadian artists to put forth proposals for a high-impact public art project in a newly re-envisioned public space in downtown Banff.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Conflict of interest allegations disproved

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Banff Town Council voted on Aug. 10 to publicly release an independent investigation that found no wrongdoing of the Mayor or Council, after an individual who made a complaint began delivering to Banff homes a letter repeating disproved allegations.

The le...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

A Brand New Bear

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Learn about the construction project on Bear Street and see which businesses are open.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Town to deliver Banff Evacuation Guide and masks to all dwellings

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The Town of Banff will deliver an updated Evacuation Guide to all Banff dwellings this month as part of the community’s efforts to prepare for emergencies such as flooding and wildfires.

Alongside the advice on preparing for disasters, the Town o...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Governments of Alberta and Canada advance assessment of rail service for Bow Valley

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The Province of Alberta announced earlier today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to explore the feasibility of a passenger rail service, extending from the Calgary International Airport through ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Task Force focussed on Banff’s economic recovery in wake of COVID-19

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Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT), Parks Canada, the Town of Banff, and Banff & Lake Louise Hospitality Association (BLLHA) created the Banff & Lake Louise Economic Task Force to deliver a phased plan to safely and effectively re-open the eco...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Bear Street reconstruction breaks ground

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Transformation of service centre revitalizes public space, prepares Banff for recovery 

The Town of Banff has launched a major reconstruction project designed to bring significant pedestrian-focused enhancements to a key commercial and service cen...

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