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Parks, TransAlta salvage over 1,000 fish

Parks, TransAlta salvage over 1,000 fish

As the water levels in Banff National Park’s Cascade River receded to merely a trickle last week when the Minnewanka spillway was closed, officials with Parks Canada and TransAlta rushed against time to save over 1,000 fish from dying as a result.

BREAKING NEWS – fire burning in Kootenay

Fire crews are keeping a close eye on a wildfire near Numa Creek in Kootenay National Park – but are letting it burn naturally within a containment boundary for now.

BREAKING NEWS – closure in place for Cascade River

Bears in Banff are getting a rare chance to feast on a sushi buffet following widespread June flooding.

Disaster recovery plan frustrates residents

They say the devil is in the details and Canmore residents along Cougar Creek are finding the same is true when it comes to the province of Alberta’s disaster recovery program.

Group lobbying for reintroduction funds

A national conservation organization is lobbying Parks Canada to commit more dollars to move ahead with the reintroduction of bison and caribou in Banff National Park in a more timely manner.

Cougar warning in p lace at Lake Louise

A cougar warning remains in place in Lake Louise following two close encounters last week, while a black bear warning is in effect for Banff’s Tunnel Mountain campground.

Donating blood a valuable volunteer effort

While many, many people have logged long volunteer hours in helping Bow Valley communities recover from the June flood event, Monday (July 29) offers the opportunity to help out by putting your feet up and relaxing for an hour.

Fate of K-country golf course unknown

Repair work has reached a feverish pitch in Kananaskis Country as trails, roads and buildings slowly return to a pre-deluge state. However, one large tract of land remains conspicuously untouched.
Rescuers pull climber off Tunnel

Rescuers pull climber off Tunnel

Banff rescuers mounted a dramatic cliffside rescue after a climber fell about 10 metres on a popular multi-pitch sport climb on Tunnel Mountain Sunday (July 21).

Alpine Club to build new winter backcountry hut

The Alpine Club of Canada plans to build a new winter-only backcountry hut in the mountain national parks.