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#OurYYC On the Road: Global News in Banff

Global Calgary is taking our show on the road to the birthplace of Canada’s national parks: Banff National Park.

Watch as Linda Olsen and Gord Gillies, along with the rest of the Global News team, broadcast live from the Historic Administration Building at the end of Banff Avenue, with Cascade Mountain as our backdrop.

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The Town of Banff is getting ready to host a big party, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. We will be there to find out about all of the preparations for the sesquicentennial anniversary on July 1.

WATCH BELOW: Banff going all out to celebrate Canada 150.
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Banff going all out to celebrate Canada 150 – Jun 29, 2017

Starting on Global News Morning, Doug Vaessen will introduce us to the family hoping to restore the Banff Train Station. Find out what their vision is and why they are so passionate about it.

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WATCH BELOW: New life for the historic Banff train station.
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New life for the historic Banff train station – Jun 29, 2017

We will take you back to 1883 and the discovery of the Cave and Basin. You’ll hear who stumbled across it and what is being done all these years later to make sure it continues to be a top destination.

Banff, Alta. File Photo
WATCH BELOW: Cave & Basin is a hidden gem in Banff.
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Cave & Basin is a hidden gem in Banff – Jun 29, 2017

We’ll talk to Mayor of Banff Karen Sorensen about the challenges the town is facing with the busy tourist season. Sorensen also reveals where she takes visitors when they come to town.

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WATCH BELOW: Why Banff just might be the best town in the world to be mayor.
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Why Banff just might be the best town in the world to be mayor – Jun 29, 2017

The town has faced labour struggles over the years. We will update you on how a crackdown on the temporary foreign worker program is impacting an employer’s ability to fill jobs.

WATCH BELOW:Changes to the TFW program cause growing labour pains in Banff.
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Changes to the TFW program cause growing labour pains – Jun 29, 2017

Come with us on a ride-along with Wildlife Guardians, who patrol the park and go on a horseback ride to see the trails from a different perspective.

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WATCH BELOW: ‘Ride the rock star’: celebrity horse helps nervous riders enjoy trail rides in Banff
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‘Ride the rock star’: celebrity horse helps nervous riders enjoy trail rides in Banff – Jun 29, 2017

Tune in today to Global News Morning, Global News at Noon, Global News at 5 and the Global News Hour at 6.

WATCH BELOW: Banff National Park Field Superintendent Dave McDonough on busy summer in the park.
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Banff National Park Field Superintendent Dave McDonough on busy summer in the park – Jun 29, 2017

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