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November 12, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. Council passed a motion to support the 2015 Tour of Alberta with up to $60,000 in funding, November 3, pending Parks Canada’s approval and further financial support from the community. The decision was unanimous, with all present councillors enthusiastically voting in favour. (Councillors Dwain Wacko  [ Read More ]

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October 31, 2014. Travel Alberta congratulates Royce Chwin as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Chwin will lead the award-winning marketing organization as CEO into the next leg of Alberta’s tourism journey. “For the past four years Royce has led Travel Alberta’s marketing team as Chief Marketing Officer,” says Rick LeLacheur, Chairman of Travel  [ Read More ]

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November 13, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The first full summer of restoration work in Kananaskis Country after the June 2013 floods has seen multiple trails restored, bridges replaced and planning undertaken to determine what changes are needed to prevent the loss of recreation infrastructure during future events. Provincial Parks staff  [ Read More ]

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November 06, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. When Canmore’s Adam Campbell and Amy Golumbia dream of the perfect Canadian Rockies adventure race, they envision hundreds of runners bounding through the rugged Kananaskis wilderness on historic trails, soaking in the incredible, pristine scenery while building a sense of appreciation for the land.  [ Read More ]

Glacier Skywalk

October 23, 2014 – Journal of Commerce News Service. The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) announced the winners of its 2014 Design-Build Awards of Excellence this month at the National Design-Build Conference in Victoria. The Glacier Skywalk in Jasper, Alta. was recognized as this year’s outstanding design-build project. Durham College Centre for Food took second place,  [ Read More ]

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November 01, 2014 – The Jasper Local. Greg Fenton has taken an extended leave of absence from his duties as superintendent of Jasper National Park during a time when Parks Canada is expected to make announcements which could affect winter recreation use in Jasper National Park. Fenton, who will take five months off to spend  [ Read More ]

Funding threatens caribou program

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November 06, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The future of a captive breeding program to boost dangerously low caribou numbers in the mountain national parks now appears uncertain. The Calgary Zoo pulled out of the program with Parks Canada due to lack of funding and support. Parks Canada is believed to  [ Read More ]


October 30, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The Town of Banff continues to go full steam ahead in its efforts to address vehicle congestion during busy summer months and this time it’s lobbying the Calgary Regional Partnership to add passenger rail service from the city to the resort town in its  [ Read More ]

snow battle

October 29, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. The annual Canadian Rockies Snow Battle is cancelled, leaving snowball fights to the kids this winter. The event, which has taken place each November for the past two years, was nixed by Tourism Jasper and its shareholders, despite a five-year contract with Yukigassen Canada. According  [ Read More ]

Okabe leaving Travel Alberta

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October 30, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. After five years at the helm of the provincial destination marketing organization, CEO Bruce Okabe is stepping down. At his final annual general meeting with Travel Alberta earlier this month in Banff, Okabe had some final words of wisdom for the industry. Of particular  [ Read More ]

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