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October 12, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Twelve of Canada’s largest environmental groups issued a joint statement calling on the federal government to prohibit any future development in Canada’s national parks–but not everyone agrees. The group—which includes the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the David Suzuki Foundation—met with Parks Canada  [ Read More ]

September 29, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Buffalo berry bushes in several campgrounds in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks are being removed over the next couple of weeks in a bid to discourage bears from entering busy campsites next year like they did this year. In mid-September, Parks Canada began  [ Read More ]

The Town of Banff is collecting feedback on the Long-Term Transportation Study and its proposed solutions to traffic congestions. The Study Of the 3.8 million visitors to Banff each year, 93% of them arrive in a personal vehicle. They want to explore the town, visit attractions, and experience the national park environment, including clean air. They  [ Read More ]

September 15, 2016 – Rocky mountain outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. Tourists visiting the community of Canmore in 2015 spent almost $1 million a day, with more than half of that being spent on food and accommodation. In 2015, according to a recently released Tourism Economic Impact Study which looked at Canmore, Banff and Jasper  [ Read More ]

September 7, 2016, The Fitzhugh – Story by Kayla Byrne. In hopes that one day the provincial government might help tourism-based communities tap into additional financial resources, Jasper, Banff and Canmore have collaborated on a study, which documents both the positive impacts and challenges of servicing visitor volumes that far exceed resident population. “Tourism benefits the  [ Read More ]

August 24, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Michael Platt.  The conservation officer who helped to kill nine nuisance bears over three days in Revelstoke, B.C. says the carnage will likely continue in coming weeks, because the southeast British Columbia city has a serious problem with garbage and fruit trees. Dan Bartol, an  [ Read More ]

August 24, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. A long-time Banff resident is urging for more action from community members to properly dispose of their garbage in the wake of concerning incidents involving wildlife in and around the town. Local artist and skateboarder Mark Carroll was walking past the garbage bins  [ Read More ]

August 26, 2016 – CBC News. Story by Ayesha Clough. Officials must stay on top of dealing with whirling disease in affected fish in Banff, says an American expert who have been dealing with the problem since the 1950s. The first known Canadian case of whirling disease was found in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park, which  [ Read More ]

August 25, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook.  Popular Johnson Lake in Banff, closed by Parks Canada for stated fish management purposes last week, has now been confirmed as having been affected by Whirling Disease. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed whirling disease, a fish disease that affects salmonoids, in the  [ Read More ]

August 18, 2016 – The Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The Town of Banff plans to launch a public consultation process this fall to get feedback on whether to pursue a mass transit system, either an aerial gondola or expanded ground transportation, to deal with the tourist town’s traffic troubles. The draft long-term  [ Read More ]

August 11, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Dave Whitfield. For most people, locals and visitors alike, spotting a grizzly bear in a mountain park setting may be the highlight of a visit, a hike, a summer, possibly of a lifetime. As an iconic symbol, a large, powerful grizzly speaks to illustrating the wild  [ Read More ]

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August 4, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A young wolf that got into food and garbage left out by campers at Two Jack Lake will likely be put down in what will be yet another blow to the troubled Bow Valley pack that has lost several members this year. Parks Canada  [ Read More ]

July 22, 2016 – Casey Peirce.  Infrastructure Update – Banff National Park (by Superintendent Dave McDonough) Trans Canada paving nearing completion planned for end of July Wildlife fencing replacement underway including fencing repair and apron installs Trees cleared to open up ditch to improve traffic line of sight for wildlife safety Altalink tower replacement will  [ Read More ]

July 22, 2016 – CBC News. Story by David Bell.  Two bear attacks on humans in two days has some southern Alberta outdoor enthusiasts on high alert but they are confident that education is the best way to stay calm and hike on. Calgary resident Ellen Pennock loves hiking in the Canmore area. She says  [ Read More ]

July 14, 2016 – Toronto Sun. Story by Kenneth Green Just in time for Canada Parks Day (July 16) — an environmental group has produced a report raising an alarm about the state of Canada’s parks. The report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), entitled “Protecting Canada’s National Parks — A Call for  [ Read More ]

July 12, 2016 – Casey Peirce, AMPPE. First and foremost, we need to remember that Parks are for the people. Canadians and visitors from all over the world come to experience what Canada has to offer and a big part of that is a natural, wild, eco-friendly experience. Which is exactly what we as a  [ Read More ]

July 6, 2016 – Jasper Fitzhugh. The recent announcement of federal funding dedicated toward the creation of a trail between the town of Jasper and the Columbia Icefields (possibly to Lake Louise) has brought quite a bit of excitement to our mountain community. So far the response has been incredibly positive, indicating that there is definitely  [ Read More ]

June 30, 2016 – The Crag and Canyon – story by Colette Derworiz. Grizzly bears are flocking to southern Alberta, says a new study. The southwest Alberta grizzly bear monitoring project, coordinated by the University of Alberta’s Andrea Morehouse, took hair samples from private and public lands in the part of the province known as Bear  [ Read More ]

June 25, 2016 – Banff. An online traffic dashboard has been developed to show approximate travel times to locations across the bridge and back downtown, along with traffic camera images and available parking spaces at the Bear Street Parkade and the lot at the corner of Beaver and Buffalo streets. The dashboard can be found  [ Read More ]

June 29, 2016 – Travel Alberta. In 2016 Parks Canada, in collaboration with businesses and organizations in the Bow Valley, will help improve the visitor experience in the Lake Louise area by providing: Daily traffic flaggers to manage traffic flow at key intersections in the Village of Lake Louise and in the Upper Lake Louise  [ Read More ]

As one of the largest federal custodians, Parks Canada manages a variety of real property and infrastructure assets. In Banff National Park, the infrastructure portfolio is wide-ranging and includes assets such as highways, bridges, contemporary and historic buildings, trails, campgrounds, water and wastewater treatment facilities, visitor centres and operations compounds. Parks Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment  [ Read More ]

June 09, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Jordan Small An “extremely bold” wolf that was recently approaching people in Banff National Park has been killed. Parks Canada officials said they made the “difficult decision” to shoot and kill the alpha female of the Bow Valley wolf pack Tuesday (June 7) as a precaution,  [ Read More ]

June 07, 2016 – Calgary Herald. Story by Michele Jarvie Rafting companies in Golden are predicting serious financial consequences if the stalemate with Canadian Pacific isn’t quickly resolved, and the area MP is threatening to raise the issue in Parliament. CP has installed a gate on the only access road to the Lower Canyon of the  [ Read More ]

May 12, 2016 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Canadian Pacific Railway has backed away from a decision to deny access to the famed lower section of the Kicking Horse River near Golden, B.C., a move that is welcomed by Banff and Lake Louise rafting companies. The railway giant announced last month it  [ Read More ]

April 13, 2016 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. The cap limit to hire temporary foreign workers was temporarily removed late last month to help businesses in tourism destinations meet their labour needs this summer. The change means tourism businesses will now be able to hire TFWs beyond the government’s 10 per cent limit  [ Read More ]

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