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August 18, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The province of Alberta has announced another $239 million in funding for the provincial parks system over the next five years. The funding announcement, said to offset historic underfunding, was made on Friday (Aug. 12) by Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips. “With  [ Read More ]

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August 18, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Town of Banff plans to launch a public consultation process this fall to get feedback on whether to pursue a mass transit system, either an aerial gondola or expanded ground transportation, to deal with the tourist town’s traffic troubles. The draft long-term  [ Read More ]

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August 15, 2016 – The Lethbridge Herald. Story by Dave Mabell Waterton, Banff and the province’s other mountain parks are seeing a near-record number of visitors this summer. But so are many of Alberta’s 500 provincial parks and protected areas. Families are flocking to Alberta Parks’ 250 campsites, officials say, and an estimated 1.8 million people  [ Read More ]

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August 10, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz Motorists can expect to see minor traffic delays on the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park as construction work begins on several wildlife underpasses next week. The decks, or surfaces on which vehicles drive, on three bridge-style underpasses are being rehabilitated as part  [ Read More ]

BANFF, ALBERTA.:  JUNE 10, 2013 -- Bear 64 searches for food along Vermilion Lakes Road in Banff National Park on June 7, 2013. For City story by Colette Derworiz (Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald)

August 3, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Wildlife biologists are predicting that this year’s exemplary bumper buffalo berry crop will likely lead to high numbers of pregnant female grizzlies emerging from their dens next spring. Bears have been gorging themselves on the abundant buffalo berries this season as mild spring  [ Read More ]


July 28, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. A Rocky Mountain tourism stakeholder association is challenging assertions made in recent weeks by environmental groups that too much development is occurring within national mountain parks to the detriment of nature conservation. The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment, a member-based non-profit  [ Read More ]

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July 21, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jenna Dulewich. The Alberta government will invest $25.6 million to improve provincial parks in the Kananaskis region, the environment minister announced last week. “It is really important to move Alberta forward and create those jobs, to put people back to work and that is something  [ Read More ]

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July 22, 2016 – CBC News. Story by David Bell.  Two bear attacks on humans in two days has some southern Alberta outdoor enthusiasts on high alert but they are confident that education is the best way to stay calm and hike on. Calgary resident Ellen Pennock loves hiking in the Canmore area. She says  [ Read More ]

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July 15, 2016 – Alberta Government. The Alberta government is announcing improvements to several provincial parks in the Calgary-Kananaskis region to mark Canada’s Parks Day on July 16. Visitors will soon see new campsites and hiking trails, new shower buildings, more campsites with power, more picnic tables, expanded parking lots and refurbished day-use areas. “Investing  [ Read More ]

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July 15, 2016 – Travel Alberta. Canmore Business and Tourism (CBT), also known as Tourism Canmore Kananaskis, is winding up operations effective immediately due to its inability to secure a sustainable source of funding. The organization has been funded for the past eight years by the Canmore Destination Marketing Fund, a group of hotels representing  [ Read More ]

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July 14, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A $65.9 million paved trail along Icefields Parkway from the Jasper townsite to the Columbia Icefields is drawing mixed reaction. Several conservation groups are voicing concern about Parks Canada’s plan to build a 107-kilometre trail to connect several tourist attractions, trails and accommodations  [ Read More ]

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June 30, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon – story by Colette Derworiz. Grizzly bears are flocking to southern Alberta, says a new study. The southwest Alberta grizzly bear monitoring project, coordinated by the University of Alberta’s Andrea Morehouse, took hair samples from private and public lands in the part of the province known as Bear  [ Read More ]

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