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Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

By The Canadian Press

Two Jack Lake
A view of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Travel Alberta)

BANFF, Alta. – The Town of Banff is grappling with some unique challenges before this year’s legalization of cannabis.

With a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high” and a large international tourist base, the small mountain town is on the radar for retailers looking to set up shop.

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Olympic Skiing at Lake Louise in Banff Park a ‘Bad Idea:’ Conservationist

Olympic Skiing at Lake Louise in Banff Park a ‘Bad Idea:’ Conservationist

By The Canadian Press

Lake Louise
Skiers leave the resort after a power failure shut down all operations at the women’s World Cup downhill ski race at Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. A well-known Alberta conservationist says there doesn’t need to be a discussion about holding alpine skiing at Lake Louise ski resort in Banff National Park as part of a potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

BANFF, Alta. – A well-known Alberta conservationist says the idea of holding alpine skiing in Banff National Park as part of a potential Calgary Olympic bid is bad and shouldn’t even be discussed.

“This is not a debate. This is a bad idea,” said Harvey Locke, a Banff resident who is an expert on national parks, wilderness and wildlife. “The very idea that someone could provoke a conversation about an inappropriate activity in a national park — and then say we have to debate it — is wrong.

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Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

By The Canadian Press

Cougar
A cougar walks across the street as an RCMP officer attends to a traffic stop in Banff, Alta. in this handout image taken from an RCMP dash camera video. An RCMP officer on a traffic stop in Banff caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera. The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar dashing by a couple of metres away, in front of a grocery store. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP)

BANFF, Alta. – An RCMP officer on a routine traffic stop in Banff, Alta., caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera.

The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar sneaking by a couple of metres away — in front of a grocery store. It shows the officer briefly turning his head to look at the big cat.

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