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AMPPE fall advocacy trip priorities

Posted on October 12th, 2023 by admin_amppe

This fall, AMPPE will be heading to Ottawa again to bring members concerns to decision-makers. While Parks Canada is set on expanding the number of National Parks (including urban national parks) infrastructure is crumbling in existing parks and Field Units continue to see operational budgets shrink. In the 2023-24 budget, the Parks Canada Agency 2023-24, […]

Trudeau Cabinet Shuffle’s Impact on Alberta

Posted on August 3rd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Starved by the slow summer news cycles in Ottawa, political observers and media got their fill of news on July 26th when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made significant changes to his cabinet.  Few topics have been more speculated on since Canada’s parliament went on summer break than what a cabinet shuffle would look like. The […]

Improved trail infrastructure, education and reductions of unsanctioned trails cited as solutions to reduce impacts on grizzlies

Posted on June 29th, 2023 by admin_amppe

AMPPE recently attended a presentation and discussion on the hot-button topic of wildlife coexistence with recreation, particularly mountain biking, in the Bow Valley. We were keen to participate in this discussion that featured speakers from Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y), a wildlife biologist and the Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), as the Y2Y has […]

Icefields Parkway, and transportation remain top concerns in Jasper

Posted on May 24th, 2023 by admin_amppe

AMPPE held a workshop in Jasper on April 17, to identify members’ top concerns and ideas. While many issues were mentioned, members unanimously pointed to issues along Icefields Parkway as having the greatest impact on their businesses, recreational aspirations, and the town in general. Frustrations over avalanche and road maintenance, a lack of cell service, […]

Provincial Election Analysis from Global Public Affairs

Posted on May 24th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Beyond the Ballot:Alberta 2023 Election Update May 23, 2023 We have arrived at the final full week of the election campaign. Between now and election day, parties will be focused on getting their supporters to the ballot box for advanced polling. Here are insights into the politics and policy in this instalment of the Global […]

AMPPE welcomes Yamnnuska’s Tim Ricci to the Board

Posted on March 23rd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Tim moved to the mountain over 25 years ago and has not looked back since. With a deep passion for skiing and climbing you can find him out in the hills most days. Tim spent 14 seasons working as a ski patroller and avalanche forecaster at several Rockies ski resorts and worked as an ITP instructor for the […]

It’s a great start…Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks to get infrastructure upgrades

Posted on February 6th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Last month AMPPE was pleased to be present as Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, as he announced funding for infrastructure upgrades to the tune of $71 million. The funding that was announced last week is part of a larger $557M funding envelope that was released in November, 2022. […]

Expert advisory panel on moving people sustainably in Banff National Park

Posted on February 2nd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Moving people sustainably in Banff National Park is a key priority for Parks Canada, AMPPE and many other local stakeholders. AMPPE has provided much input to Parks Canada and its Expert Panel. We provided input on the Panel’s Terms and Conditions, content for the Panel’s research and now that the report is out for consultation […]

Moraine Lake Closure to Private Vehicles

Posted on February 2nd, 2023 by admin_amppe

Bow Valley residents, business owners and recreational groups learned in January that Parks Canada will be permanently closing Moraine Lake Road to private vehicles. WE know that Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Road have been facing increased pressure from visitation over the last couple of years and Parks Canada has indicated in the Park Management […]

Meet Stavros, another dedicated AMPPE Board Member!

Posted on January 5th, 2023 by admin_amppe

Stavros is a lifelong avid cyclist, skier and runner.  His passion for the outdoors has been reflected in his 20 years of volunteer work with the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance (BVMBA) where he can be found (mostly) skillfully using a polaski.  He has served in many other roles within Banff, and the province of […]