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December 7, 2016 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie Blake Richards gave an address in the House of Commons on Nov. 24 expressing his concern that Parks Canada is not focusing enough on addressing the needs of the many visitors who arrive in Banff and Jasper National  [ Read More ]

December Newsletter is out!

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Dec
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December 5, 2016. Our December newsletter is out! Read about Rex Murphy’s inspiring speech at our annual fundraising gala and MP Blake Richard’s presentation in the House of Commons, addressing the issues in our national parks.

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December 1, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Plans to reintroduce plains bison into a remote area of Banff National Park continue to stir controversy, with fears the iconic animals will head to better habitat on neighbouring provincial lands where they can be legally shot and killed. With the public comment period  [ Read More ]

Nov
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November 30, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Kayla Byrne. The federal government approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Nov. 29. The $6.8-billion project envisions tripling the amount of oil transported by pipeline running directly through Jasper National Park (JNP). The expansion would include building approximately 987 km of new pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby,  [ Read More ]

Nov
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November 21, 2016 – Travel Alberta. Banff, Alberta has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Best of the World list which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017. Announced Thursday, Nov. 17, Banff is the only Canadian destination named to the list and is on the magazine’s cover with a photo of the iconic glacial-fed  [ Read More ]

Nov
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November 25, 2016 – Ottawa – Yesterday, MP Blake Richards stood in the House of Commons to voice the concerns of Banff and Lake Louise businesses and residents over the lack of a plan for parking when admission to National Parks are free in 2017. “Having free admission to all National Parks to celebrate Canada’s  [ Read More ]

Nov
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November 23, 2016 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz.  Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort says they are “shocked and dismayed” that Parks Canada is prohibiting parking along the Sunshine access road beginning next fall. Last week, Parks sent a letter to the resort stating they are implementing a parking ban on  [ Read More ]

Learning about mountains 101

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Nov
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November 23, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Imagine learning about mountains from the summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland or studying the effects of global warming while standing on the Athabasca Glacier. University of Alberta students learn how glaciers carve out and sculpt the mountain landscape in the Purcell Mountains. Submitted photo Well,  [ Read More ]

Nov
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At Joshua Tree’s Hidden Valley campground, climbers bundled against a chilly night watch Valley Uprising, a documentary about rock climbing in Yosemite, projected onto the side of a van.

National Geographic. Story by Timothy Egan and Casey Egan. Photographs by Corey Arnold. A father and son raft down the Grand Canyon and hike in Joshua Tree, revealing the rewards that millennials can find in our most treasured places. At Lees Ferry, Arizona, the launch point for a raft trip down the basement of the continent, not a disheartening  [ Read More ]

Nov
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November 17, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert.  Kananaskis Country is a jewel – a large expanse of wilderness area preserved in its natural state for the enjoyment and use of outdoor enthusiasts and as a key habitat area for iconic species like grizzly bear and moose. It is also a provincially  [ Read More ]

Nov
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November 10, 2016 – Rocky Mountain outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  Banff’s mayor has taken her lobbying efforts all the way to the minister in charge of Parks Canada in hopes of getting park-and-ride lots to deal with anticipated soaring visitation for 2017 and beyond. Unsatisfied with responses from local Parks Canada officials, Mayor Karen  [ Read More ]

Rex Murphy at the 2016 AMPPE Gala

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Nov
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Friday, November 4th –  Fairmont Banff Springs. AMPPE was thrilled to host CBC’s Rex Murphy presented by Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort at our annual fundraising Gala on November 4th, 2016. It was a pleasure to listen to the inspiring speech highlighting the importance of our national parks.   2016 AMPPE Gala November 4th Featuring Rex Murphy  [ Read More ]



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