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November 11, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. If last winter was the season of closures, this winter is the season of opportunity. After closing the west side of the Maligne Valley last December in an effort to protect the dwindling Maligne caribou herd, recreationalists spent the season scrounging for accessible skiable terrain  [ Read More ]

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November 11, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Jasper National Park is under new leadership. Alan Fehr, who filled in as acting superintendent while Greg Fenton was on leave last winter, returned to the helm of the Jasper Field Unit Nov. 2, after Fenton accepted an assignment with Parks Canada’s national office. Fehr  [ Read More ]

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November 04, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Canmore’s Marlo Raynolds has been appointed to a senior bureaucrat position in Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. After losing his bid against sitting Conservative MP Blake Richards in the Oct. 19 federal election in the Banff-Airdrie riding, Raynolds moved to Ottawa on Monday (Nov. 2)  [ Read More ]


October 28, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. The fate of Maligne Tours’ development proposal now rests in the hands of a federal court judge who must decide if Parks Canada erred in its decision to approve the company’s plans to build overnight accommodations at the lake. Ecojustice, on behalf of the Canadian  [ Read More ]

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October 12, 2015 – Calgary Sun. Story by Michael Platt. Fences and fat fines are apparently the answer when it comes to taming Canada’s wildest highways. Or so it would seem, after the latest wildlife mortality figures from Banff show only 11 large mammals died on national park highways this past year, including one black  [ Read More ]


October 15, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. As the province prepares to release its updated grizzly bear recovery strategy, a new survey of grizzlies in west-central Alberta shows the population has more than doubled in a decade. The Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan 2008-2013 was implemented after studies found there were fewer than 700 grizzlies left in Alberta,  [ Read More ]

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September 29, 2015. Pomeroy Lodging LP is Western Canada’s leader in providing hospitality and lodging services in secondary and tertiary markets. Pomeroy Lodging intends to invest approximately $26M to execute a renovation and transform the property in stages over the next 24 months into a leading 4-star conference and destination resort within the region. The  [ Read More ]


September 30, 2015 – Alberta Government. An independent report has identified that rebuilding the Kananaskis Country Golf Course is in the best interest of Alberta taxpayers. Following the June 2013 flood that devastated the golf course, the province committed to rebuild the course and negotiated both a settlement and amended operating agreement with its contracted  [ Read More ]

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September 16, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Karsten Heuer, former president of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, was appointed coordinator for Banff National Park’s bison reintroduction project earlier this month. While Parks Canada did not release an official statement confirming his appointment, they did state in an email  [ Read More ]

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September 16, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Environmental advocacy groups launched Fight For Your Parks on Wednesday morning, a national campaign aimed at stopping the commercial development of Canada’s national parks, with a focus on Banff and Jasper. Groups involved in the campaign include Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society,  [ Read More ]

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September 16, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada is testing non-electrified fence designs to help keep bears off the national park’s roads and highways. Parks began a trial of several low maintenance non-electric fence designs in 2014 and continued through this year, trying to find a design that would prevent  [ Read More ]

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September 16, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Banff-Airdrie federal opposition candidates say they would limit commercial development in treasured national parks, or put stricter environmental regulations in place in the wake of a new report from a national conservation group that says national parks are in crisis. The report by the  [ Read More ]

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