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New Jasper ski club takes form

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March 25, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. Jasperites have joined together to form a brand new ski club in an effort to push for backcountry ski options on the western edge of Jasper National Park. Ten people gathered at the Jasper Legion March 18 to form the executive of a non-profit ski  [ Read More ]


March 19, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada plans to capture and collar more grizzly bears this spring. This is the final season of the GPS collaring program under the Parks Canada-Canadian Pacific Railway joint action plan, which involves a series of research projects to find ways to reduce the  [ Read More ]


March 25, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. Parks Canada has given conditional approval for a Gran Fondo bike race to be held in Jasper this June. Trevor Soll of Multisports Canada has been working to organize the event since last year, and was recently given the go-ahead by Parks to begin organizing  [ Read More ]


March 26, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small. Provincial funds are on hold for multi-million dollar repairs to flood-damaged Kananaskis Country golf course, while a review is underway to ensure the money being spent is in the best public interest. Banff-Cochrane MLA Ron Casey said no additional funds would be released from  [ Read More ]

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March 18, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. The future of bear conservation lies beyond the park boundaries, says a Kananaskis Country ecologist. On March 11, John Paczkoski touched on the challenges of balancing the needs of humans and grizzly bears during a Friends of Kananaskis Country speaker series event  [ Read More ]


March 18, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. A week ago, I ran a guest column about bringing bison back to Banff from former superintendent Kevin Van Tighem on this blog. I received a note the next day from Lu Carbyn, a well-known wildlife researcher and conservationist based in Edmonton. “I have read Kevin’s  [ Read More ]

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March 19, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Zapping a grizzly bear with an electric shock may prove to be an effective way of keeping bears off the deadly train tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks. This year marks the fifth and final year of the Parks Canada-Canadian Pacific Railway joint  [ Read More ]

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March 18, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Trevor Nichols. Parks Canada hopes to offer stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals at the Lake Edith and Lake Annette day use areas. The organization has put out a call for proposals, asking anyone interested in operating a paddleboard rental outfit to submit their ideas by April 10. The  [ Read More ]

New maligne chalet

March 18, 2015. Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the designation of the Maligne Lake Chalet and Guest House as a National Historic Site of Canada. Offering magnificent views of Maligne Lake in Jasper National  [ Read More ]


March 06, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Bison could be roaming Banff’s backcountry as early as January 2017. On Friday afternoon, the federal government announced $6.4 million over the next five years towards bison reintroduction in Banff National Park. “For thousands of years vast herds of plains bison roamed  [ Read More ]

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