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New Banff to Moraine Lake bus route launching for larch season

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by admin_amppe

September 10th, 2019, Postmedia News, The Calgary Herald A seasonal bus service launching in Banff this fall will give visitors a direct route to Moraine Lake to see the brilliant fall colours of larch trees. The new bus route will depart from downtown Banff several times a day for the famous lake. The Roam Public […]

The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by admin_amppe

August 28th, 2019 -Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Ron Hallman, currently President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, becomes President and Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada Agency, effective August 28, 2019. David McGovern, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic […]

Government of Canada invests in conservation and transit for the mountain national parks

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by admin_amppe

August 29th, Banff, Alberta, Parks Canada Agency The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the ecological integrity of Canada’s national parks, while ensuring that Canadians can continue to connect with and enjoy the natural and cultural treasures of these iconic places. Today, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for […]

Bow Valley residents appointed to provincial panel to reduce red tape

Posted on August 30th, 2019 by admin_amppe

August 14th, 2019 by Paul Clarke, Cochrane Today “The principal aim of the Red Tape Panel is to eliminate the duplication or complexity of regulation processes to make it easier for people and organizations to invest in our province and get Albertans back to work.” Two Bow Valley residents will help the province cut red […]

From grizzly bears to jaguars: How wildlife mitigation in the Bow Valley inspired the world

Posted on February 25th, 2019 by admin_amppe

BY JENNA DULEWICH, Rocky Mountain Outlook, 25/02/19. A wildlife overpass stands as the only safe passage across the Trans-Canada Highway near the junction of the Icefields Parkway at Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Photo credit: RMO File Photo   Why did the grizzly bear cross the road? Perhaps to find a mate, but a […]

Sunshine ski resort owner gets unfair offer he can’t refuse from feds

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by admin_amppe

By Licia Corbella, Opinion Columnist- The Calgary Herald, 01/23/19. The Collins dictionary defines extortion as “the crime of obtaining something from someone, especially money, by using force or threats.” Parks Canada, then, may have just become this country’s largest extortionist. On Monday, Ralph Scurfield, president and CEO of Sunshine Village — the ski resort he […]

Creating a Bighorn Country for all Albertans

Posted on December 10th, 2018 by admin_amppe

November 23, 2018 Alberta is consulting on a proposal for Bighorn Country that would conserve natural landscapes while boosting economic development, tourism and recreation. Premier Notley and Minister Phillips announce consultation plans for Bighorn Country at the Van Vliet Complex on the University of Alberta campus. Located between Banff and Jasper national parks, Bighorn Country includes […]

National Parks proving less popular once Canada 150 free entry ended

Posted on November 21st, 2018 by admin_amppe

BY MIA RABSON-November 18th, 2018- NATIONAL POST Pedestrians cross the street in Banff National Park.Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS / THE CANADIAN PRESS   OTTAWA — If you make it free, they will come. Parks Canada’s free entry program for the country’s 150th birthday saw Canadians and other visitors flock to national parks and […]

AMPPE Gala November 10th: A White Party Celebrating Winter!

Posted on October 4th, 2018 by admin_amppe

The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) is excited to announce our 18th annual fundraising Gala! This year, we are celebrating Winter in the Rocky Mountains with a White Party, which will take place at the Van Horne ballroom at the Fairmont Banff Springs on Saturday, November 10th. As the title of the […]