The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment.

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October 17, 2014 – Calgary Sun. Story by Bill Kaufmann. It could be a bruins’ tunnel of love that bears witness to the value of highway underpasses, say Parks Canada officials. An animal underpass that’s one of three installed last year under Hwy. 93 in Kootenay National Park last June recorded its first use by  [ Read More ]

Oct
23
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October 22, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Jasper has captured the attention of the Tour of Alberta. Organizers of the professional cycling event—which sees 120 world-class athletes cycle upwards of 700 kms in six days—attended the Oct. 21 council meeting, to gauge whether the community is interested in hosting next year’s Stage  [ Read More ]

Oct
23
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October 23, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. Parks Canada is considering a resubmitted and slightly altered project by Sunshine Village to develop a new Goat’s Eye Lodge. The project has gone back for consideration after approval in November last year, the approval of which CEO Dave Riley said included restrictive conditions  [ Read More ]

Oct
23
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October 17, 2014 – e Turbo News. Story by Peter Johansen. The Canadian government has tapped an industry insider to head its travel marketing agency, the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). David Goldstein, currently president of the Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), will assume the presidency of the CTC on Dec. 1. In a statement  [ Read More ]

Oct
16
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October 15, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. Parks Canada is proposing it decommission several of the Maligne Valley’s lesser-used backcountry campgrounds, in order to focus more of its funding and efforts on the Skyline and Jacques Lake trails. The recommendation is just one of many outlined in the agency’s Oct. 5 discussion  [ Read More ]

Oct
16
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October 15, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Tourism Jasper has joined forces – and funds – with Parks Canada to create a brand new position that will enhance the park’s experiential tourism offer and ease some of the pain associated with planning events and festivals in Jasper. On Oct. 9, the two  [ Read More ]

Oct
15
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October 15, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. Some of the heaviest hitters in the tourism marketing industry are coming to Canmore next month, and Canmore Business and Tourism wants to take the opportunity to show off the best the town has to offer — in particular, Elevation Place. The 27th annual  [ Read More ]

Oct
14
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October 13, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. It’s officially been a rough year for wildlife on highways and railways in the mountain parks. From January to October 6, a total of 11 bears — including a grizzly — have been struck and killed in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. In addition,  [ Read More ]

Oct
09
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October 09, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. Bow Valley outdoor fanatics can rejoice as areas along Legacy Trail and Cascade Ponds have reopened for recreational usage, including the addition of new bridges and a revived aquatic habitat. Flood affected areas near the east entrance of the Town of Banff were repaired  [ Read More ]

Oct
08
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October 02, 2014 – Calgary Sun. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Canada’s public avalanche safety organization received a new name and some additional funding on Thursday. During a presentation at the Banff Centre, the Canadian Avalanche Centre announced that it was changing its name to Avalanche Canada. “With a new name Avalanche Canada will carry on  [ Read More ]



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