WE BELIEVE IN HEALTHY PARKS

WE BELIEVE IN HEALTHY PARKS


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


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 […]

8 months, 16 days ago
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Sunshine ski resort owner gets unfair offer he can’t refuse from feds


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 […]

9 months, 19 days ago
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Icefields Trail Project Abandoned


By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook, 25/01/19. Banff– A controversial $86.4 million bike trail in Jasper National Plan is officially off the table. Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 23), the federal government announced it wouldn’t be proceeding with the 107-kilometre paved trail between Jasper and the Columbia Icefield. There were plans to eventually extend the trail to […]

9 months, 19 days ago
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Creating a Bighorn Country for all Albertans


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 […]

11 months, 3 days ago
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National Parks proving less popular once Canada 150 free entry ended


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 […]

11 months, 22 days ago
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Solution to Congestion in Banff Proving Successful


BY CATHY ELLIS OCT 11, 2018- Rocky Mountain Outlook  BANFF – The soaring popularity of Banff National Park has reignited a decades-old debate over limits to the number of people at certain iconic tourist hot spots like Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Some conservationists are calling on Parks Canada to set limits on the number of […]

1 year, 22 days ago
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