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April 14, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Conservationists fear it’s just a matter of time before a grizzly bear is struck and killed on the train tracks in Banff National Park after learning Canadian Pacific Railway has not had its vacuum truck out to clear spilled grain this spring. Instead, the  [ Read More ]

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April 06, 2016 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Parks Canada is conducting brush and tree clearing operations along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park to make room for crews to begin installing new wildlife fencing this summer. The project is part of a $117-million injection for highway infrastructure maintenance  [ Read More ]

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April 06, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Two areas within Banff National Park have been closed to protect denning wolves – and Parks Canada warns that park wardens are patrolling and people will be charged if they ignore the closures. The annual closures, which include the Hillsdale area of the Bow  [ Read More ]

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April 07, 2016 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Visitors to Banff National Park will receive a flashy new welcome as they enter the park’s east gate. Parks Canada erected a new gantry and LED digital variable message welcome sign spanning the westbound Trans-Canada Highway before visitors arrive at the east  [ Read More ]

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March 30, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Liberal government’s federal budget sets aside $89.5 million to twin part of the Trans-Canada Highway through Yoho National Park. The funding is part of $191 million over two years announced in the 2016 budget to improve tourism and highway infrastructure across the country, but  [ Read More ]

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March 30, 2016 – Banff, Alberta. The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment (AMPPE) is pleased to announce Mike Day as the new Chairman of the Board for 2016. After a successful AGM held at The Banff Centre on March 15th, AMPPE also welcomes the appointment of returning Co-Vice-Chair Yannis Karlos and new Co-Vice-Chair  [ Read More ]

Rafting the Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River is a popular tourism draw in Golden, B.C. Photo credit Glacier Rafting.

April 1, 2016 – Revelstoke Mountaineer. Story by Aaron Orlando. A large group of stakeholders concerned about the river access issue to the Lower Canyon of the Kicking Horse River issued a media release April 1 demanding that a solution to the problem be found. As reported earlier this week, a CP Rail decision to  [ Read More ]

Bow Valley Parkway

 March 30, 2016 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. A proposal to widen the shoulders of the Bow Valley Parkway has been shelved in favour of traffic-calming measures to keep the speed on the scenic roadway in check. The $69-million plan, which was part of a funding announcement made before last fall’s federal election, initially came with  [ Read More ]

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March 30, 2016 – Edmonton Journal. Story by Otiena Ellwand. The federal government is planning to spend nearly $66 million on a “world-class” biking and walking trail through Jasper National Park, but is remaining mum on any details about where or how long the path will be. Conservative MP Jim Eglinski, who represents the constituency  [ Read More ]

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March 28, 2016 – Calgary Herald. Story by Alia Dharssi. When Banff’s Rimrock Resort faced a shortage of about 30 workers last summer, its general manager, Trevor Long, stepped in to change bed linens and work in the dining room. Some of his staff worked seven days a week. Down the road at the Fairmont Banff  [ Read More ]

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March 23, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Liberal government has no plans to revisit the former Conservative government’s controversial approval of site guidelines that open the door for a major expansion at the Lake Louise ski hill – but that doesn’t mean anything is a done deal. Minister of Environment  [ Read More ]

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March 17, 2016 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. A $39.3-million injection into Banff National Park will be used to rehabilitate several wildlife underpasses, upgrade the decades-old Lake Louise campground and improve the day use areas around Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. The money, announced Thursday by federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, is  [ Read More ]

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