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 […]

4 years, 6 days ago
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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 […]

4 years, 10 days ago
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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 […]

4 years, 16 days ago
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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 […]

4 years, 17 days ago
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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 […]

4 years, 17 days ago
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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 […]

4 years, 22 days ago
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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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