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You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself - CBC.ca

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:00

CBC.ca

You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself
CBC.ca
Parks Canada said it's letting provinces and municipalities make the rules when it comes to cannabis consumption in national parks. That could mean some confusion for visitors to Banff National Park once cannabis is legal as of Oct. 17. The townsite ...
Campers will be able to smoke cannabis in Canada's national parks – subject to varying local lawsThe Globe and Mail
Campers will be able to smoke cannabis at campsites in Canada's national parksThe Chronicle Journal

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The Faces of Banff-Lake Louise: Malcolm Sangster - Freeskier Magazine

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 03:18

Freeskier Magazine

The Faces of Banff-Lake Louise: Malcolm Sangster
Freeskier Magazine
When it comes to stunning natural landscapes, there are few locales on earth that rival the beauty of Banff National Park, located in Alberta, Canada. The country's first national park stretches across 2,564 square miles of wilderness that includes ...

Brooks: Banff Centre and National Music Centre combine forces - Calgary Herald

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:30

Calgary Herald

Brooks: Banff Centre and National Music Centre combine forces
Calgary Herald
Collaboration was the way to go Sept. 23 as the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity joined forces with National Music Centre to present An Evening with Measha Brueggergosman. The world renowned soprano had performed at some of the world's most ...

2019 Banff Pork Seminar Aherne Prize entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2018 - Meristem Land & Science

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:47

2019 Banff Pork Seminar Aherne Prize entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2018
Meristem Land & Science
One of the highlights of the annual Banff Pork Seminar (BPS) is the announcement of the F.X. Aherne Prize for Innovative Pork Production. Entry deadline for the upcoming 2019 BPS Aherne Prize is Oct. 31, 2018. Dr. Ben Willing of the University of ...

Inside BPS Blog - Meristem Land & Science

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:32

Inside BPS Blog
Meristem Land & Science
Canada's major pork industry event is off and running as the first registrations roll in for the 2019 Banff Pork Seminar (BPS). It runs Jan. 8 to 10, 2019 at the Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alta. The theme "Change, Challenge, Opportunity" is fitting ...

Short And Sweet Road Trips From Calgary That Aren't To Banff - Narcity

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:15

Narcity

Short And Sweet Road Trips From Calgary That Aren't To Banff
Narcity
Since moving from small-town Alberta to the big city of Calgary over two years ago, it seems as though it's become a regular thing for my friends and I to plan day trips or weekend excursions out to Banff. It's just over an hour away from the city, it ...

Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect NWT area twice the size of Banff - CityNews

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 15:20

Ottawa, First Nations agree to protect NWT area twice the size of Banff
CityNews
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and four Indigenous communities from the Dehcho region in the Northwest Territories have agreed to create Edehzhie, an area more than twice the size of Banff National Park where all industrial development ...

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Nick Bullock's Tides wins in Banff Mountain Book Competition - UKC News (press release)

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:03

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Nick Bullock's Tides wins in Banff Mountain Book Competition
UKC News (press release)
British mountaineer and author Nick Bullock has won the Mountain Literature (non-fiction) category in the Banff Mountain Book Competition - part of the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Canada - with his memoir Tides: a climber's voyage ...
McDonald honoured as Mountain Guides Ball PatronRocky Mountain Outlook

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Banff 'bursting at the seams' as tourism soars - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:56

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff 'bursting at the seams' as tourism soars
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – The soaring popularity of Banff National Park has reignited a decades-old debate over limits to the number of people at certain iconic tourist hot spots like Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Some conservationists are calling on Parks Canada to set ...

Banff slows down plans to change speed limits - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 03:00

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff slows down plans to change speed limits
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – Politicians have put the brakes on a proposal to lower the speed limit on residential streets in the tourist town to 30 kilometres per hour, preferring to get more public feedback before making a decision. At a meeting Tuesday (Oct. 9), council ...

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 02:27

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
The Town of Banff has already lowered the speed limit on some major streets to 30 km/h and now council is debating whether to extend that to all roads. Calling it a traffic safety measure, town councillors voted on Tuesday to keep the proposal going ...

Telling a story beautifully gets Petersen film into Banff - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:09

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Telling a story beautifully gets Petersen film into Banff
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
“The Ride” has been selected as a finalist by the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada, one of the premiere festivals for outdoor adventure films. The 9-minute documentary will be shown for the first time on Saturday night, Nov. 3, at a sold-out ...

Red Deer businesses offered inclusion training at Banff forum - Red Deer Advocate

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:02

Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer businesses offered inclusion training at Banff forum
Red Deer Advocate
Some Red Deer business owners who are eager to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace are wanting to learn more. A bus full of business leaders will be travelling to Banff on Oct. 16 for a meeting with Bow Valley employers who are piloting a ...

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets - CBC.ca

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:56

CBC.ca

Banff considers speed limit reduction to 30 km/h on town streets
CBC.ca
The Town of Banff has already lowered the speed limit on some major streets to 30 km/h and now council is debating whether to extend that to all roads. Calling it a traffic safety measure, town councillors voted on Tuesday to keep the proposal going ...

Calgary poet Derek Beaulieu named Banff Centre director of literary arts - The Kingston Whig-Standard

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 16:56

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Calgary poet Derek Beaulieu named Banff Centre director of literary arts
The Kingston Whig-Standard
Poet and word artist Derek Beaulieu is the next director of literary arts at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the centre announced today in a news release. Beaulieu, a professor at Alberta College of Art + Design and Mount Royal University ...

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Banff council decides on re-evaluation in Fenlands facility dispute - The Crag and Canyon

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:06

The Crag and Canyon

Banff council decides on re-evaluation in Fenlands facility dispute
The Crag and Canyon
It's back to the drawing board in a row between Banff council and the Banff Hockey Academy (BHA) over the BHA's use of The Fenlands. The two parties signed a 10-year lease agreement in 2010, which gave the academy exclusive use of some non-ice ...

A Remodeled Residence in Canada's Banff National Park - Mansion Global

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:47

Mansion Global

A Remodeled Residence in Canada's Banff National Park
Mansion Global
The residence is located in Banff National Park, Canada's first national park. A part of UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain World Heritage site, Banff is known for its scenic mountain-ranges, natural hot springs and world-class skiing. The town of Banff, ...
'Crowds, congestion, no parking': should Canada limit visitors to its majestic parks?The Guardian

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Banff seeks input on housing - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:09

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff seeks input on housing
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFFBanff Housing Corporation is potentially interested in building price- restricted apartment style units on its lands on the 300 block of Banff Avenue close to the downtown core. The Town of Banff is seeking public input on future housing ...

Banff heritage fund hits decade low - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:09

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Banff heritage fund hits decade low
Rocky Mountain Outlook
A report will come to council next week concerning the fund, which has a current balance of $90,700, and Councillor Chip Olver plans to encourage her colleagues to revisit how the reserve is funded to make it financially sustainable. She said ...