Banff restaurant and hair salon awarded Zero Waste Trailblazer honours
Nourish Bistro and Botega Salon & Gallery are the latest recipients of the Zero Waste Trailblazer Awards, a recognition for Banff businesses and institutions that go above and beyond efforts to reduce, re-use and recycle.
Zero Waste Trailblazers are selected based on 10 categories and 20 certification criteria relating to waste reduction and diversion practices, measured results, and related environmental protection initiatives. Learn more about the latest recipients at banff.ca/news.
Help newcomers adjust to life in Banff
Apply to become a Community Champion. As a Community Champion you will use your strong connections to the community, and your cultural group, to help newcomers settle and integrate successfully in Banff. You will be trained to help newcomers connect to information on language, culture, social and recreational opportunities, affordability, health services, and much more. Honorariums are available for training and when outreach services are completed. Apply by February 8, 2021. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.762.1255.
Energy Efficiency funding, training available for Banff businesses
Businesses in Banff qualify for new programs to help save money and improve environmental protection through energy efficiency measures. Up to $250,000 is available per project to a maximum of $500,000 per company. Eligible projects include energy-efficient upgrades such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies, building automation, hot water systems, lighting upgrades and onsite electricity generation. Learn more at banff.ca/news.
Affordable Housing in the Bow Valley workshop
Friday, February 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
This free online session is for Permanent Residents of Canada. Learn about rental programs, financial support, owning an affordable home, housing resources, qualifying for housing programs and much more. Register at surveymonkey.com/r/AffordableHousing2021.