$117 million announced for Banff infrastructure


July 15, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. While the federal government announced over $500 million for highway infrastructure in Canadian national parks last fall, on Wednesday (July 15) officials confirmed $117 million of that will be spent in Banff National Park. The major investment includes paving and slope stabilization along portions […]

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Feds to invest $211 million in Jasper NP


July 08, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. The federal government promised to invest $211.6 million over the next five years in infrastructure and conservation projects in Jasper National Park, July 2. The money will go towards 26 projects throughout the park, including repairing highways, bridges and campgrounds. Of the more than $200 […]

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Decline in Albertans’ visits to provincial parks may be result of post-flood ‘confusion’


July 9, 2015 – Metro News. Story by Robson Fletcher. Advocates for Alberta’s parks hope Albertans will return in greater numbers this summer after being conspicuously absent last year, according to annual surveys the province commissions. Just 28.4 per cent of Albertans reported visiting a provincial park or recreation area at least once in the […]

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New CEO announced for Parks Canada


July 3, 2015 – Ottawa Citizen. Story by Kathryn May. The top human resource executive who oversees the Conservative government’s contentious sick leave and disability overhaul is moving to a new job as part of another shakeup at the upper ranks of Canada’s bureaucracy. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Daniel Watson, the government’s Chief Human Resources […]

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Grizzly bears GPS collared for study in Banff and Yoho National Parks


June 24, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada has captured and collared 10 grizzly bears in Banff and Yoho national park so far this spring. In total, there are now 14 grizzlies fitted with GPS collars for the fourth and final year of a $1 million joint Canadian Pacific Railway-Parks […]

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Alberta Venture names McKenna one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people


June 29, 2015 – Alberta Venture. Dave McKenna – President, Brewster Travel He’s the man behind some of the Rocky Mountain’s most celebrated destinations. Dave McKenna has been responsible for providing unforgettable tourism experiences including the Banff Gondola, the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure, and the Banff Lake Cruise, to name a few. But arguably his […]

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Comfort camping in K-Country inclusive to all


June 24, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cole Carruthers. Kananaskis Country’s William Watson Lodge celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony for its comfort camping facility on Saturday (June 20). MLA Cameron Westhead, manager of special facilities for Alberta Parks Michael Roycroft and William Watson Lodge manager Ross Watson were all in attendance to celebrate […]

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High Rockies Trail to be completed from Canmore to Elk Pass


June 20, 2015 – Bike Canmore. Story by Tony Daffern. The High Rockies Trail, which connects Goat Creek at the Banff Park boundary to Elk Pass on the Alberta B.C. boundary, is the westernmost section of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. The project’s proponent, the Alberta TrailNet Society, envisions the trail becoming a world-class […]

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Volunteers to help collect feces, count species


June 19, 2015 – The Jasper Local. Story by Bob Covey. This summer, back country hikers in Jasper National Park have the opportunity to participate in a steaming-fresh new citizen science project. Parks Canada and the Foothills Research Institute (fRI) are partnering on a unique initiative which will see volunteers collect bear scat as part […]

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Plan to nearly double capacity of Lake Louise ski hill sparks debate over environmental impact


June 20, 2015 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. In 1981, the population of Calgary was less than 600,000 people, snowboarding wasn’t an Olympic sport and Calgary hadn’t yet hosted the Winter Games. It’s also the year mountaineer Charlie Locke purchased the Lake Louise Ski Resort, in the heart of Banff National Park. “In those days, there […]

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Opinion split on Lake Louise expansion


June 17, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Business and user groups are voicing support for expansion plans for the Lake Louise ski area, while conservationists are worried about the ecological effects of more commercial development and increased skier capacity in Canada’s flagship national park. The former boss of Banff National Park […]

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Have Your Say: AMPPE view on Lake Louise Site Guidelines plan


June 16, 2015 – Bow Valley Crag & Canyon. Thank you for providing the new draft Site Guidelines for the future of the Lake Louise Ski Area that were released last week for public input. The Site Guidelines very adequately establish the scope and conditions for potential future development of the Lake Louise Ski Area, […]

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