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BANFF – The now famous bells of Banff rang out across the community on the weekend to celebrate Banff recording no active COVID-19 cases for the first time since Oct. 1, 2020.

Heather Jordan, who began playing the church bells at St. George’s-In-The-Pines at the start of the pandemic and throughout last summer to inspire hope, rang the bells on Sunday (June 20) as a celebration and thank-you to residents.

“We need to celebrate small victories,” said Jordan, a local musician, singer-songwriter and music teacher.

“There’s been a lot of sacrifices made to get here, so we have to honour that.”

Alberta Health Services reported zero active cases for Banff and Lake Louise on Saturday (June 19) and Sunday (June 20). In neighbouring Canmore, there is just one active COVID-19 case.

Banff National Park was the No. 1 COVID-19 hotspot in Alberta towards the end of April, peaking at 164 active cases on April 25 with a per capita case rate of more than 1,200 per 100,000 people. Read more

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