The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment

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February 19, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Spending on conservation initiatives in Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas was $31.4 million lower than planned in 2013-14. According to Parks Canada, this primarily relates to delays in implementing projects associated with the federal agency’s conservation and restoration plan, the  [ Read More ]

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February 22, 2015 – The Globe and Mail. Story by Richard Blackwell. Three years after abandoning the promotion of Canadian leisure travel to Americans, the federal government is poised to jump back into that market to take advantage of the low Canadian dollar. What’s not clear, however, is whether Ottawa will actually boost its overall  [ Read More ]

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February 18, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. Parks Canada has plans in the works to build a group RV campground at the day-use picnic area at the Jasper Airfield. The organization has said almost nothing publicly about the plans, but correspondence between Parks staff and the Jasper Environmental Association reveals that the  [ Read More ]

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February 15, 2015 – The Jasper Local. Story by Bob Covey. The Maligne Lake Ski Club is proposing to operate its historic cabin, Shangrila, in the summer. A draft of the proposal went out to members February 10 for comment. In it, executive members outline operating issues which the club faces in light of recent  [ Read More ]

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February 18, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. For the fourth time in three months, a Canadian Pacific train has derailed in the mountain parks. Around 6 a.m. MST on Wednesday, six empty cars left the track near the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park. There were no injuries and there are no public safety issues or  [ Read More ]


February 18, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Banff’s plans to extend the Legacy Trail and create a smoother transition for cyclists entering the townsite could come to fruition as early as this fall. On Friday, the town received a $50,000 grant from the federal government through the National Trails  [ Read More ]

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February 12, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. They might be fierce and ferocious, but little is known about how wolverines are faring under climate changes and human development. Researchers like Nikki Heim want to change that. “We know wolverine populations have declined over time, but we know very little about them,”  [ Read More ]

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February 11, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Jasper has a lot of work to do before the Tour of Alberta rolls into town in September, but first things first it needs to finalize its local organizing committee. The committee, which has 10 positions ranging from chairperson to sponsorship director, is responsible for  [ Read More ]


February 05, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A new study aims to provide better scientific information on what makes a good wildlife corridor. Wildlife biologist Adam Ford is conducting a large-scale analysis of factors affecting use of wildlife corridors in the mountain national parks and neighbouring provincial lands, including Canmore and  [ Read More ]


February 04, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Trevor Nichols. The Alberta Northern Rockies Tourism Alliance is working to increase tourism to the region, and it’s using Jasper National Park to anchor its strategy. The alliance is a collaboration of 14 groups in the region, stretching from Edmonton to Grande Cache, and includes Jasper  [ Read More ]

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