Cougar killed on Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho


September 25, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Dave Whitfield. A young female cougar was struck and killed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park, Thursday (Sept. 18). According to Brianne Burley, human-wildlife conflict specialist for Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, the sub-adult female was hit in the early hours near […]

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Banff National Park had a ‘heck of a summer’


September 25, 2014 – Calgary Herald. Story by Colette Derworiz. With summer officially over, early visitor numbers show that Banff National Park bounced back stronger than ever from last year’s historic flooding. Officials with Parks Canada said statistics until the end of July show a 15 per cent increase in the number of visitors through […]

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AWG sustainability targets special events


September 25, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. The 2014 Alberta Winter Games may have left behind a financial legacy for the communities of Canmore and Banff, but organizers also want to leave a legacy of sustainability for all special events in the Bow Valley. The games’ sustainability committee successfully incorporated waste […]

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New Canadians learn to camp in Jasper


September 24, 2014 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Nicole Veerman. As bright yellow tents popped up around Marmot Meadows, Sept. 19, a 16-month-old baby crawled through the maze of tent pegs and guylines, checking out the scene. That night would be her first time sleeping outdoors, and it would be the first time for her […]

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Too late to save grizzlies at Dead Man’s Flats


September 23, 2014 – Crag & Canyon. Story by Justin Parsons. A 100-metre stretch of wildlife fencing is now in place near the area of Trans-Canada Highway where two grizzly bear cubs were killed last week. The two male cubs were less than a year old and were found deceased on the off-ramp of the […]

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AMPPE welcomes co-speakers for Gala event


September 23, 2014. BANFF, AB. – The Association for Mountain Parks Protection and Enjoyment (AMPPE) will welcome featured special guests The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Member of Parliament and Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and The Honourable Blake Richards, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus, as co-presenters at their annual […]

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Black bear and cub hit on Trans-Canada


September 18, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A female black bear was badly injured when she tried to cross the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff last week, and one of her two young cubs was found dead on the same stretch of highway several days later. For several days, Parks Canada wildlife […]

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A deadly summer for bears on tracks in Jasper


September 15, 2014 – The Jasper Local. 2014 has been a lethal year for black bears on the railroad tracks in Jasper National Park and one local resident wants to see something done about it. Jasperite Kim Stark has witnessed wildlife on the tracks feeding on spilled grain. She said it’s unfair to the animals […]

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Fifth moose killed on Trans-Canada Highway


September 18, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis.  A moose was hit and killed on the Trans-Canada Highway in Yoho National Park last Thursday (Sept. 11) – the fifth human-caused moose mortality this year in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. Parks Canada officials say the large bull moose died when it […]

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Wildlife officials decide to leave Kananaskis grizzly and cub alone


September 12, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Tanya Foubert. Wildlife officials with Alberta Parks have decided a grizzly sow suspected of killing a hunter in Kananaskis Country over the weekend and her cub will be left alone. The decision not to destroy the bear, move it or collar it came after several days […]

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Black bear put down in Banff townsite


September 04, 2014 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. A bold female black bear that had been hanging out in the Banff townsite feasting on fruit trees and causing a significant public safety concern had to be euthanized after a capturing procedure accidentally went wrong. On Friday (Aug. 29), Parks Canada wildlife managers […]

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AMPPE announces Casey Peirce as new ED


THE ASSOCIATION FOR MOUNTAIN PARKS PROTECTION & ENJOYMENT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE CASEY PEIRCE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. September 15, 2014 – Banff, Alberta. The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment (AMPPE) has appointed Canmore’s Casey Peirce as its new full-time Executive Director. With over a decade of experience in business administration and leadership […]

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