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Banff, Lake Louise gearing up for Canada Day

Banff, Lake Louise gearing up for Canada Day

“With Canada Day on a Wednesday, this also may affect the number of Albertans heading to Banff for the day. However, we are optimistic that more people will come for a few days now that the campgrounds are open and there are good deals in the hotels.”
Banff, Lake Louise gearing up for Canada Day

Banff, Lake Louise gearing up for Canada Day

“With Canada Day on a Wednesday, this also may affect the number of Albertans heading to Banff for the day. However, we are optimistic that more people will come for a few days now that the campgrounds are open and there are good deals in the hotels.”
Fair use of public space in Banff discussed for sidewalk seating, outdoor retailing

Fair use of public space in Banff discussed for sidewalk seating, outdoor retailing

“This summer is not going to be like any one we have experienced before. Every business will need to take every advantage available to be able to survive these unprecedented times.”
Regional visitation increasing as Banff swings into summer

Regional visitation increasing as Banff swings into summer

“There were lots of questions early on this summer about how much visitation we’re going to have, and I think it’s interesting just to see this return to numbers that are maybe not comparable, but at least approaching previous years.”
Banff survey indicates support for downtown cannabis smoking pavilions

Banff survey indicates support for downtown cannabis smoking pavilions

A Banff survey on cannabis smoking and vaping regulations shows a 'significantly wide polarization' between smokers and non-smokers
Banff will 'jump on board' if masks become mandatory

Banff will 'jump on board' if masks become mandatory

“We will will continue to work collaboratively with all the agencies, particularly the health authority. If they do make the decision for certain mandatory requirements for masks in certain settings, we will absolutely be jumping on board.”
UPDATED: River rescues keeping Banff, K-Country teams busy

UPDATED: River rescues keeping Banff, K-Country teams busy

“The good news is they both had life jackets on, which I think saved them because one of them got pinned under the log for – his guess was 15 seconds – before he managed to pull himself to the surface.”
Stranded paddlers had lucky escape on Bow River near Canmore

Stranded paddlers had lucky escape on Bow River near Canmore

“It was a fairly close call in terms of swimming in water above the log jam … it was definitely a near miss,” said Kananaskis Country Public Safety specialist Mike Koppang, noting the rescued pair of kayakers were thankfully wearing personal floatation devices.
Scrambler dies after 'significant fall' on Mount Fable

Scrambler dies after 'significant fall' on Mount Fable

“Based on the information we had, we elected to fly out to the area, and we did locate the individual deceased at the bottom of the cliff. She succumbed to injuries as a result of a significant fall.”
Update: Scrambler dies after 'significant fall' on Mount Fable

Update: Scrambler dies after 'significant fall' on Mount Fable

“Based on the information we had, we elected to fly out to the area, and we did locate the individual deceased at the bottom of the cliff. She succumbed to injuries as a result of a significant fall.”