AMPPE welcomes co-speakers for Gala event


September 23, 2014. BANFF, AB. – The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment (AMPPE) will welcome featured special guests The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and The Honourable Blake Richards, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus, as co-presenters at their annual […]

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Black bear and cub hit on Trans-Canada


September 18, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A female black bear was badly injured when she tried to cross the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff last week, and one of her two young cubs was found dead on the same stretch of highway several days later. For several days, Parks Canada wildlife […]

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A deadly summer for bears on tracks in Jasper


September 15, 2014 – The Jasper Local. 2014 has been a lethal year for black bears on the railroad tracks in Jasper National Park and one local resident wants to see something done about it. Jasperite Kim Stark has witnessed wildlife on the tracks feeding on spilled grain. She said it’s unfair to the animals […]

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Fifth moose killed on Trans-Canada Highway


September 18, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  A moose was hit and killed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park last Thursday (Sept. 11) – the fifth human-caused moose mortality this year in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. Parks Canada officials say the large bull moose died when it […]

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Wildlife officials decide to leave Kananaskis grizzly and cub alone


September 12, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. Wildlife officials with Alberta Parks have decided a grizzly sow suspected of killing a hunter in Kananaskis Country over the weekend and her cub will be left alone. The decision not to destroy the bear, move it or collar it came after several days […]

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Black bear put down in Banff townsite


September 04, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A bold female black bear that had been hanging out in the Banff townsite feasting on fruit trees and causing a significant public safety concern had to be euthanized after a capturing procedure accidentally went wrong. On Friday (Aug. 29), Parks Canada wildlife managers […]

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AMPPE announces Casey Peirce as new ED


THE ASSOCIATION FOR MOUNTAIN PARKS PROTECTION & ENJOYMENT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CASEY PEIRCE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. September 15, 2014 – Banff, Alberta. The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) has appointed Canmore’s Casey Peirce as its new full-time Executive Director. With over a decade of experience in business administration and leadership […]

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Debate ongoing over value of Banff events


September 10, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The inaugural Banff marathon in June 2014 had an estimated economic impact of $3.5 million and the Banff triathlon in September 2013 had a $2.8 million economic impact, according to a report presented to Banff council on Monday, September 8. The marathon drew more […]

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Sunshine to offer new lift up to snowy climbs


September 10, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Michelle Ferguson. Sunshine Village will be getting quite literally the “hottest” chairlifts in Canada next winter. Construction of a high-speed quad chairlift complete with heated seats, footrests and protective orange bubbles is currently underway at the ski resort. The multi-million dollar infrastructure will replace the existing […]

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Kootenay National Park gets funding to reduce wildlife collisions on Hwy 93 S


August 27, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. It’s a busy mountain road with frequent wildlife-vehicle collisions, but a plan to fence another stretch of Highway 93 South aims to improve safety for both motorists and animals. On Wednesday, federal officials announced $9.6 million to build four wildlife crossing structures and fence another […]

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Parks Canada challenged in court to fold tents on Maligne Lake cabin concept


August 28, 2014 – The Canadian Press. Story by Bob Weber. Parks Canada is being challenged in court over its decision to consider a proposal for overnight accommodation at a popular lake in Jasper National Park. By not ruling out a plan for 15 tent cabins at Maligne Lake, the superintendent has rewritten the park’s […]

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Positive results from collaboration in Jasper


August 27, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. One year ago, a partnership was born. It was one that broke down walls, opened doors and brought together members of the municipality, Parks Canada, Tourism Jasper, the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce, Marmot Basin and the Jasper Hotel Association. The goal: to come up […]

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