Harlequin Duck Issue Persists in Jasper National Park


The Fitzhugh              Written by: Robson Fletcher Jasper, Alberta – February 09, 2012-  A species of shy and elusive waterfowl continues to be a source of controversy between Parks Canada and a tourism advocacy group. For more than a decade now, the mid-Maligne River has been closed to commercial rafting and other recreational boating as a […]

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Parks Canada moves forward with Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk


Government of Canada Announces Decision on Glacier Discovery Walk Proposal Environmental Assessment Ottawa, Ontario, February 9, 2012 – Today, the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada‟s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the decision to move forward with negotiations with Brewster Travel Canada‟s proposal for a Glacier Discovery Walk project on the Icefields Parkway […]

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The Current CBC Radio Show discusses the Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk


On January 27, 2012 “The Current” CBC Radio Show considered issues facing Canada’s national parks today.  The focus of discussion was on the Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk and the need to balance increasing visitors to our Banff National Park with ecological integrity. AMPPE board member David Bayne provides some comments along with Andrew Campbell, Vice President of […]

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Decision on Glacier Discovery Walk Delayed


The Globe and Mail Update                       Written by:  Dawn Walton Calgary, Alberta – February 1, 2012 – Parks Canada has delayed making a decision on a controversial multi-million dollar tourist attraction proposed for Jasper National Park in order to digest the flood of public comments it has received. The Rocky Mountain park’s superintendent, Greg Fenton, was […]

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Glacier Discovery Walk Feared as Gateway to Privatization


The Globe and Mail             Written by: Dawn Walton Calgary, Alberta – January 30, 2011 – Glacier Discovery Walk is imagined as a 400-metre interpretative trail that meanders along a Rocky Mountain cliff-side leading to a glass-floored observation platform, which juts 30 metres out, and 280 metres above, the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park. The […]

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Minister of Environment Announces Public Consultation for the return of Bison to Banff National Park


Peter Kent, the Minister of Environment, was in Banff National Park  Jan, 27 to announce plans for the re-introduction of plains bison. Although the old Banff Buffalo Paddock was removed in the late 1990s after the Banff Bow Valley Study, the goal in the bison restoration project is to return the hairy herbivores to free-range across lands they historically inhabited […]

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Parks Revenue Debate Hits Prime Time TV


AMPPE challenges new user fees in National Parks on Alberta Prime Time, Friday Jan 20.  In a televised debate with Kelly Sloan of CPAWS and University of Calgary professor Bob Page, AMPPE Executive Director Monica Andreeff supports increased federal investment, but not new user fees, in Banff and Jasper National Parks. Click here to watch the […]

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QR77 Radio Interview with AMPPE on the Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk


Monica Andreeff, Executive Director of AMPPE, discusses the Brewster Glacier Discovery walk on QR77 Radio. It was broadcast in Edmonton and Calgary on the mornings of Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15, 2012. To Listen to the broadcast, click continue button below and select QR77 Interview on the next page.  

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Jan. 31 Deadline for Feedback on Jasper Recreational Guidelines


To ensure that it was meeting visitor needs and remaining relevant to Canadians, Parks Canada approved a number of new recreational activities for national parks in 2010, including those with guided interpretive elements, which includes aerial parks, canopy tours, via ferrata and zip-lines (but not as a stand-alone activity); mountain biking; hang-gliding and paragliding; community […]

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Woodland Caribou herds to be re-stocked with Captive Breeding Program


Government of Canada Announces Woodland Caribou Captive Breeding Partnering Arrangement between Parks Canada, BC Government and Calgary Zoo Innovative project a cornerstone of Parks Canada’s Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou in Canada’s National Parks Calgary, Alberta – November 25, 2011 –On behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for […]

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Bow Valley Parkway changes announced


BANFF, ALBERTA, December 8, 2011 – Parks Canada has announced a suite of enhanced environmental protection, visitor experience and educational actions along the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park. Once implemented, these actions will ensure that the ecologically and culturally rich Bow Valley Parkway area is a productive environment for wildlife and a world-class […]

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Parks to study income generation


By Cathy Ellis, Rocky Mountain Outlook — Parks Canada is commissioning a $50,000 study to identify new revenue sources to support its existing operations and enhance visitor experience in Canada’s national parks and historic sites. The revenue-generating study comes at a time the Harper government has ordered all federal government departments to slash five to […]

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