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STARS transports injured backcountry skier to hospital after avalanche at Mount Hector

STARS transports injured backcountry skier to hospital after avalanche at Mount Hector

"One skier was transported via STARS air ambulance to Calgary. The current condition of the patient is not known."
Banff's Pauw Foundation announces $2.5M for pedestrian bridge

Banff's Pauw Foundation announces $2.5M for pedestrian bridge

“We support the vision for a pedestrian and cycle friendly town. Getting this bridge built will expand the trail network and will help get people to more areas of the Park without increasing traffic. It will also create a beautiful viewpoint for residents and visitors.”
Town of Banff to look at staffing levels

Town of Banff to look at staffing levels

Consulting firm will look at Town wages and staffing levels. “It would be evaluating that we have the 'right' number of people doing the 'right' things with the 'right' equipment at the 'right' time," said Barbara King, human resources manager for Banff
Trudeau hands new minister responsible for Parks his mandate

Trudeau hands new minister responsible for Parks his mandate

The new federal minister overseeing the Parks Canada portfolio has been given his mandate for national parks.
Parks Canada introduces bus reservation system for Lake Louise, Moraine Lake

Parks Canada introduces bus reservation system for Lake Louise, Moraine Lake

“After a decade spent madly promoting ever increasing park visitation without regard to the social and ecological consequences, everyone is looking for a visitor gridlock solution,” said Reg Bunyan of Bow Valley Naturalists
End of era with sale of Shadow Lake Lodge

End of era with sale of Shadow Lake Lodge

“My father grew up guiding people throughout Banff National Park, but this valley and the original lodge were distinctive and very special to him. We have always endeavoured to maintain that unique character and legacy as the lodge evolved," said Alison Brewster of her father Bud Brewster.
Banff fire specialist helping Australia with bushfire crisis

Banff fire specialist helping Australia with bushfire crisis

Parks Canada fire specialist Jane Park has many years experience working in fire management, including as an incident commander during the 2017 Verdant Creek wildfire in Kootenay National Park, which had communities in the Bow Valley on alert and forced the evacuation of Sunshine Village.
Banff, Canmore research shared emergency management plan position

Banff, Canmore research shared emergency management plan position

The Towns of Banff and Canmore have applied for a provincial grant to hire a shared position to help develop a regional emergency management plan
Traffic chaos forces road closure to Lake Minnewanka on New Year's Day

Traffic chaos forces road closure to Lake Minnewanka on New Year's Day

“Unfortunately, the high volume of traffic created an unsafe environment where a number of vehicles were parked illegally or blocking a lane."
Banff's municipal enforcement wants a 40-hour work week

Banff's municipal enforcement wants a 40-hour work week

Banff council won't give extra funding to allow bylaw officers to work for hours per week, saying the department would have to find it within the existing budget or increase revenues from fines
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