Man receives $1,000 fine for feeding bear in Jasper National Park


July 29, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. A 42-year-old Quebec man was fined $1,000, July 23, after pleading guilty to feeding a black bear in Jasper National Park. On May 25, Eric Jasmin pulled over to the side of the road and proceeded to throw three slices of white bread out the […]

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Alpine Club volunteers building new backcountry hut near Lake Louise


July 28, 2015 – The Calgary Eyeopener, CBC News. Hundreds of volunteers with the Alpine Club of Canada have been busy this summer building new digs that will allow backcountry enthusiasts to explore a remote area of Yoho National Park. “We are using helicopters to fly all the materials, all the volunteers into the site,” said Lawrence White, the club’s executive […]

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Kootenay National Park flush with $44 million


July 24, 2015 – The Columbia Valley Pioneer. Story by Breanne Massey. The Government of Canada announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $44 million for several Parks Canada sites located within Kootenay National Park on Parks Day 2015. David Wilks, MP of Kootenay-Columbia, declared on the July 18th celebration, that visitors from all over Canada […]

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Highway wildlife fencing to be replaced in Banff


July 22, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. Parks Canada is replacing aging wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park to do a better job of keeping animals off the road and widening the Bow Valley Parkway to make it safer for cyclists and motorists. The federal government announced […]

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More trails reclaimed in wildlife corridor


July 22, 2015 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Justin Brisbane. As volunteer groups and Alberta Parks employees tackle an endless tangle of illegal trails constructed through local wildlife corridors, the province is encouraging builders to propose new routes through the Kananaskis Country Trails Committee. On Tuesday (July 14), the Bow Valley Stewards worked for […]

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Parks temporarily fixes damaged road signs in Jasper National Park


July 22, 2015 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke. Damaged road signs along Highway 16 and the Icefields Parkway are standing tall once again after Parks Canada fixed them last week. “The current signs that are there now have been temporarily fixed,” said Rogier Gruys, a visitor experience and product development specialist for Parks […]

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$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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