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August 27, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Greg Fenton, field unit superintendent for Jasper National Park, will be leaving his position Sept. 7. He has accepted an assignment as special advisor on development regulations with Parks Canada. “After 35 years with Parks Canada, Mr. Fenton is looking forward to this assignment prior  [ Read More ]

Aug
14
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August 12, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. Part of a major funding announcement made last Friday (July 31) of $28.9 million includes funds to go towards implementing a transit system in Lake Louise. MP Blake Richards made the announcement on behalf of the minister of the environment for several Parks Canada  [ Read More ]

Aug
13
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August 13, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Wildlife advocates and conservationists are questioning Parks Canada’s $67 million investment to widen Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park, while cycling enthusiasts welcome the move. Parks Canada plans to widen the parkway, a 48-kilometre, scenic road paralleling the Trans-Canada Highway between Banff and  [ Read More ]

Aug
07
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August 05, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada is not closing the door on more development and expansion at Jasper National Park’s Marmot ski hill, even though a commissioned study concludes expansion will harm endangered caribou. At the same time, the federal agency continues to explore the feasibility of reintroducing  [ Read More ]

Aug
05
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August 03, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. Parks Canada has quietly approved the site guidelines for the Lake Louise ski area, with no major changes — despite concerns from environmental groups and 11 former managers in the federal agency. Late Friday, ski resort officials were told they could expect a decision on the guidelines that would allow them to go ahead  [ Read More ]

Aug
04
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July 30, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. A cash infusion will help Banff National Park deal with much-needed trail maintenance, parking lot repairs and washroom upgrades in areas such as Johnston Canyon and Lake Minnewanka, as well as campground improvements at Tunnel Mountain. On Thursday, the federal government earmarked another $44.2 million in infrastructure funding,  [ Read More ]

Jul
30
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July 29, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. A 42-year-old Quebec man was fined $1,000, July 23, after pleading guilty to feeding a black bear in Jasper National Park. On May 25, Eric Jasmin pulled over to the side of the road and proceeded to throw three slices of white bread out the  [ Read More ]

Jul
30
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July 28, 2015 – The Calgary Eyeopener, CBC News. Hundreds of volunteers with the Alpine Club of Canada have been busy this summer building new digs that will allow backcountry enthusiasts to explore a remote area of Yoho National Park. “We are using helicopters to fly all the materials, all the volunteers into the site,” said Lawrence White, the club’s executive  [ Read More ]

Jul
30
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July 24, 2015 – The Columbia Valley Pioneer. Story by Breanne Massey. The Government of Canada announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $44 million for several Parks Canada sites located within Kootenay National Park on Parks Day 2015. David Wilks, MP of Kootenay-Columbia, declared on the July 18th celebration, that visitors from all over Canada  [ Read More ]

Jul
24
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July 22, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada is replacing aging wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park to do a better job of keeping animals off the road and widening the Bow Valley Parkway to make it safer for cyclists and motorists. The federal government announced  [ Read More ]

Jul
24
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July 22, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. As volunteer groups and Alberta Parks employees tackle an endless tangle of illegal trails constructed through local wildlife corridors, the province is encouraging builders to propose new routes through the Kananaskis Country Trails Committee. On Tuesday (July 14), the Bow Valley Stewards worked for  [ Read More ]

Jul
24
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July 22, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Damaged road signs along Highway 16 and the Icefields Parkway are standing tall once again after Parks Canada fixed them last week. “The current signs that are there now have been temporarily fixed,” said Rogier Gruys, a visitor experience and product development specialist for Parks  [ Read More ]



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