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July 18, 2014 – Calgary Sun. Story by Wes Gilbertson. Kananaskis Country Golf Course is making a comeback. The Government of Alberta announced Friday an $18-million commitment to rebuild the beloved 36-hole hangout, which has remained closed since the devastating floods last summer. There are still lots of details to be ironed out, but the  [ Read More ]

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July 17, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Rob Alexander. A wildfire straddling the eastern boundary of Banff National Park along the David Thompson Highway has been brought under control and is currently being held in place. The amount of smoke the Spreading Creek Fire is generating has dropped, Rick Kubian, resource conservation manager  [ Read More ]

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July 11, 2014 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. A seasonal restriction has been put in place for the area surrounding Lake Minnewanka. Hikers must now travel in tight-knit groups of at least four and carry bear spray with them at all times when accessing Lake Minnewanka (from Stewart Canyon Bridge to  [ Read More ]


July 10, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada has no immediate plans to replace and upgrade an aging wildlife exclusion fence along the Trans-Canada Highway between the Banff townsite and the east gate of Banff National Park. Several black bears have made it onto the stretch of highway this spring  [ Read More ]


July 03, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A mandatory seasonal closure of a stretch of Bow Valley Parkway, aimed at giving wildlife undisturbed space and security in the busy Bow Valley during the critical springtime, has been lifted. This was the first year the seasonal travel restriction along a 17-kilometre section  [ Read More ]


July 03, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Seven more grizzly bears have been fitted with high-tech tracking collars as part of a study aimed at preventing the threatened animals from dying on the train tracks in the mountain national parks. A total of 12 grizzly bears are now fitted with GPS  [ Read More ]


July 07, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. The Moraine Lake hiking restriction happens annually, but it was put in early this year after an incident with a grizzly bear earlier this month. On July 1, officials said a bear got into an unoccupied tent at the Paradise Valley back-country campground. “People were camping up at  [ Read More ]


July 03, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The federal court has ruled in Parks Canada’s favour over its decision to ban parking in hazardous avalanche terrain on part of the access road to Sunshine Village ski resort. In an 18-page ruling handed down on June 23, Justice Michael Phelan dismissed Sunshine’s  [ Read More ]

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June 26, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. All areas surrounding the busy Banff townsite are either under closure or warning because of intense grizzly bear activity. There are two large competing male grizzlies, a female grizzly with two new cubs and three other young bruins believed to be the offspring of  [ Read More ]

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June 26, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A new communication policy directing all Parks Canada media requests go through high-ranking bureaucrats in Ottawa means Banff residents – and the Canadian public – no longer have the same access to information about their national parks as they used to. The policy to  [ Read More ]

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