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Calgary hiker killed on Mount Yamnuska Saturday

Calgary hiker killed on Mount Yamnuska Saturday

UPDATED: Alberta Parks issued a closure for the Yamnuska day use area, trails and climbing area Sunday morning (July 12) "due to the significant increase in visitation and dramatic spike in rescues, the area is closed to help prevent the overwhelming of rescue services in Kananaskis."
Hikers overdue from Kananaskis backcountry trip rescued in B.C.

Hikers overdue from Kananaskis backcountry trip rescued in B.C.

The Calgary couple left for Turbine Canyon Monday (July 6) to camp overnight and were found uninjured Wednesday (July 8) morning in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park in B.C.
UPDATED: River rescues keeping Banff, K-Country teams busy

UPDATED: River rescues keeping Banff, K-Country teams busy

“The good news is they both had life jackets on, which I think saved them because one of them got pinned under the log for – his guess was 15 seconds – before he managed to pull himself to the surface.”
Stranded paddlers had lucky escape on Bow River near Canmore

Stranded paddlers had lucky escape on Bow River near Canmore

“It was a fairly close call in terms of swimming in water above the log jam … it was definitely a near miss,” said Kananaskis Country Public Safety specialist Mike Koppang, noting the rescued pair of kayakers were thankfully wearing personal floatation devices.
Scrambler dies after 'significant fall' on Mount Fable

Scrambler dies after 'significant fall' on Mount Fable

“Based on the information we had, we elected to fly out to the area, and we did locate the individual deceased at the bottom of the cliff. She succumbed to injuries as a result of a significant fall.”
Body of missing paraglider found in K-country

Body of missing paraglider found in K-country

"From the initial stages of the investigation police believe that the victim got stuck in a tree during his descent and then fell some distance."
High streamflow advisories remain in effect for Bow, Pipestone rivers

High streamflow advisories remain in effect for Bow, Pipestone rivers

“Don’t paddle in these areas unless you are very skilled and knowledgeable. When something goes wrong in the river it goes wrong fast and often with consequences.”
Banff Canmore Community Foundation accepting applications for federal emergency community support funds

Banff Canmore Community Foundation accepting applications for federal emergency community support funds

"We are a big mountain community and we need to take care of each other."
Backcountry enthusiasts urged to stay home as spring arrives

Backcountry enthusiasts urged to stay home as spring arrives

“We are still seeing people take some pretty aggressive ski lines in the valley, and thankfully nothing has gone wrong, but you never know how close you are sometimes in the avalanche world until you travel across that line.”
Alberta Parks cancels camping until at least mid-May

Alberta Parks cancels camping until at least mid-May

“The suspension is in place until the province’s chief medical officer of health is confident the health and public safety risk from COVID-19 is reduced."
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