On this week’s Insider Tanya and I share:

-A recap of last weekend’s Bow Valley Roller Derby bout in Banff and details on upcoming opportunities to try the sport out.


-A bear capture incident in view from Tanya’s patio that highlights the heightened black bear activity all over the Bow Valley right now.


-The Free Festival Friday event kicking off this weekend’s Canmore Folk Music Festival, why we both love this event, and how to get around town on a busy August long weekend.


-A huge rise in Canmore rent prices over the last three years, what different levels of government could potentially do to help, and some new apartment buildings currently under construction to help with supply.


-Discussions over local helicopter noise and the lease renewal negotiations between the Town of Canmore and Alpine Helicopters that will be underway over the next couple of years.


-Why Banff and Canmore RCMP detachments are stepping up awareness of cycling safety on the road.

Filed under: Banff, Bears, Bow Valley Roller Derby, Canmore, Canmore Folk Music Festival, Cycling, housing, Mountain Insider, Wildlife