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April 22, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. The Jasper Brewing Company is the first community sponsor of the Tour of Alberta, contributing $10,000 toward the local organizing committee (LOC). As well as its cash donation, the pub is also planning a special beer to commemorate the event. That beer will be available  [ Read More ]

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April 21, 2015. Tourism Industry Association of Canada “Today’s federal budget promises to improve Canada’s global competitiveness in attracting US visitors, and strengthen the travel industry’s ability to create jobs and wealth for Canadians in every region,” stated Charlotte Bell, President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). The federal budget includes  [ Read More ]

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April 16, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A total of 19 grizzly bears were killed at the hands of humans in Alberta last year. The numbers, released by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, only account for reported bear mortalities. The figure is down from 31 known grizzly bear deaths in  [ Read More ]

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April 16, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. Organizers of a community project to build a new warming hut at the Canmore Nordic Centre are looking for volunteers to push the project forward. Warming hut steering committee member Ken Davies said the public could donate time or money to the project, which  [ Read More ]

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April 14, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. The summer months will see Bear Street transformed into a pedestrian woonerf-land, complete with patio-like seating, lush greenery and street performers. On Monday, council approved the trial of a living street design for Banff’s secondary business strip in a 4-1 vote. The  [ Read More ]

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April 01, 2015. The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), today announced the results of a strong year for the tourism industry in Canada. He was accompanied by the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, British Columbia Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, and by David Goldstein, President and CEO of  [ Read More ]

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April 11, 2015 – CBC News. Conservationists are again calling for better habitat protection for Alberta’s grizzly bears. According to provincial figures, there were 19 grizzly deaths in 2014 caused by humans — some of them by accident, some of them by poaching. Sean Nichols, a spokesperson for the Alberta Wilderness Association, says the province must  [ Read More ]

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April 09, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The 200 block of Banff’s Bear Street may get a temporary makeover in time for summer to encourage visitors and residents to leisurely explore the street and the area’s businesses. Banff town council will consider a trial at its next meeting on April 13  [ Read More ]

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April 01, 2015 – The Jasper Local. Story by Bob Covey. The Tour of Alberta’s Jasper stage has been proposed and is awaiting final approval. Meanwhile, race organizers are rallying the community to cash in on possibly the biggest marketing opportunity Jasper has ever seen. The proposed route will take cyclists around downtown Jasper for  [ Read More ]

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April 08, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Multisports Canada has opened registration for its inaugural Jasper Gran Fondo and Jasper Triathlon. The events are scheduled for June 13 and 14, respectively, and have been tailored to attract athletes of all skill levels. A Gran Fondo is a long-distance road cycling event in which amateur cyclists are  [ Read More ]

Glaciers melting at alarming rate

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April 09, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Seventy per cent of glacial ice in Alberta and British Columbia could disappear by the end of this century due to human-caused climate change, according to a new study. The study, published Monday (April 6) in Nature Geoscience, concluded implications could include drastic effects  [ Read More ]


April 01, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. A more complete approach to managing cougar attractants within Canmore is key to minimizing the potential for conflicts according to local conservation officers. With data on reported cougar conflicts in Canmore and Kananaskis Country collected over more than a decade in hand,  [ Read More ]

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