Compound Meadow Fire Being Held
This morning on May 4, Parks Canada classified the Compound Meadow fire as ‘being held’ at three hectares. Crews are continuing to work on hotspots. Banff Avenue is open, but flaggers are on site. There may be temporary delays along the Legacy Trail from the Minnewanka Loop interchange to Banff Avenue while crews assess burned areas. Sign up online at banff.ca/Alerts to keep informed of emergencies and receive other important notifications.
Get Ready! Disaster Readiness Day in Banff
Sunday, May 7, 12 – 4 p.m.
Banff Train Station Large Parking Lot
Rain or shine, get up close and personal with heavy equipment, trucks and emergency services vehicles that will keep Banff safe during a major emergency. Learn how agencies are prepared to deal with disasters - wildfire, flooding, severe storms, wild animal or human attack. Families will enjoy demonstrations of K9 teams, roof sprinklers and access to emergency vehicles, while learning how locals can take steps to be prepared for emergencies, evacuation and more. To learn more, visit banff.ca/Emergency.
Pedestrian Zone set to reopen
Banff Avenue will close to vehicles on Monday, May 15, in preparation for the Downtown Pedestrian Zone between Wolf and Buffalo streets, and the adjacent sections of Caribou Street. Banff Avenue will reopen exclusively to pedestrians, cyclists and skateboarders from May 19 to October 13. Roam transit buses will be detoured May 15 – 19, but will continue to use Banff Avenue, with increased frequency this year. The Town will seek input in the fall on the concept of making the Pedestrian Zone a recurring summer feature. For details, visit banff.ca/BanffAve.
Community Rummage Sale
Sunday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m
The Community Rummage Sale is back! Visit The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre to find gently used items like sporting gear, small kitchen appliances, clothing, books, toys, handmade arts and crafts and more. Free to attend. To learn more, visit banff.ca/Active.
Utility bills due
Utility bills for the January 1 – March 31 billing period were mailed on April 28, and are due May 31. If you have not received your bill, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single Use Item Reduction Bylaw Information Sessions
Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Association is hosting virtual engagement sessions in partnership with Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and the Town of Banff to help businesses prepare for the Single Use Items Reduction bylaw on Wednesdays, May 10 & 17, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Learn more and register at banff.ca/SingleUse.