Banff Centre residency leads to major student award - The Crag and Canyon

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 20:13

The Crag and Canyon

Banff Centre residency leads to major student award
The Crag and Canyon
A tenure at the Banff Centre paid off in a surprising manner for audio producer Michael Fong, as he was one of 12 post-secondary students from across the country to be a recipient of the Fred Sherratt award. Founded as a project by music education ...

Whirling disease prompts fishing restrictions in Banff-area creek - CBC.ca

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:59

CBC.ca

Whirling disease prompts fishing restrictions in Banff-area creek
CBC.ca
Parks Canada has restricted fishing in Cuthead Creek in Banff National Park to protect cutthroat trout from whirling disease. It is also restricting boating and swimming in the creek — although people will be allowed to wade across it on official ...
Wildfire danger prompts fire bans in Alberta; air quality warnings issuedCTV News
Sunshine Village prepares for worst with firefighting equipmentMetroNews Canada
Verdant Creek wildfire in Kootenay National Park within 2 km of Sunshine VillageYahoo News Canada (blog)

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Destruction of Bear 148 'remains on the table' as problem grizzly ... - CBC.ca

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:57

CBC.ca

Destruction of Bear 148 'remains on the table' as problem grizzly ...
CBC.ca
A grizzly bear that has chased people and prompted numerous warnings in the Banff and Canmore areas has been spotted again, this time on the trail linking ...
Letters to the Editor for July 20Edmonton Sun

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Banff bathroom bear cubs doing well in new temporary home - Calgary Herald

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:17

Calgary Herald

Banff bathroom bear cubs doing well in new temporary home
Calgary Herald
Three black bear cubs found inside a Banff National Park restroom in April are doing well in their new temporary home in Ontario. The approximately three-month-old cubs were transferred to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary north of Toronto after they ...

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Bear expert fears Grizzly No. 148 could be euthanized as it nears Canmore limits - Calgary Herald

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:44

Calgary Herald

Bear expert fears Grizzly No. 148 could be euthanized as it nears Canmore limits
Calgary Herald
JUNE 16, 2014 -- No. 148, a young female grizzly rests at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Banff National Park on June 11, 2014. Photo by Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald (For City story by Colette Derworiz) ORG XMIT: POS2014081315142246 Leah ...
Bear 148 headed back to Canmore - and a possible death sentenceCalgary Sun

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Smoke from BC wildfires blankets National Parks - CTV News

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:28

660 News

Smoke from BC wildfires blankets National Parks
CTV News
Parks Canada has issued fire bans in several mountain parks because of the elevated fire danger brought on by the extremely dry conditions. Fire bans are in place in Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Waterton National Parks and officials say lighting or ...
Verdant Creek wildfire in Kootenay National Park grows 10-fold ...CBC.ca
'High to extreme' danger across Alberta, BC parks spurs extension of ...Globalnews.ca
Crews battle blaze creeping closer to Banff, fire ban in place - 660 ...660 News
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Banff cubs found in bathroom doing 'really well' in Ontario as they prep for Alberta return - CBC.ca

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:02

CBC.ca

Banff cubs found in bathroom doing 'really well' in Ontario as they prep for Alberta return
CBC.ca
Three baby bears found trapped in a Banff washroom are packing on the pounds and adjusting well in their temporary Ontario home, says one of the people overseeing their rehabilitation. The cubs have roughly tripled in weight from six to 18 kilograms ...

Fire ban, closures in place in Banff, Kootenay national parks as wildfire burns - Globalnews.ca

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:01

Globalnews.ca

Fire ban, closures in place in Banff, Kootenay national parks as wildfire burns
Globalnews.ca
Banff's Sunshine Village brought fire extinguishing equipment to the village Monday afternoon. “Although the Kootenay fire is still a fair distance away, for precautionary measures, we're working closely with Parks Canada and fire safety experts to ...
Verdant Creek fire continues to grow | The Crag and CanyonThe Crag and Canyon
Banff National Park Introduces Backcountry Fire Ban Over 'Elevated ...Huffington Post Canada
Verdant Creek wildfire near Banff spreadingRocky Mountain Outlook
KelownaNow -CTV News -Calgary Herald
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Air quality warning for valley, Stoney Nakoda - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:20

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Air quality warning for valley, Stoney Nakoda
Rocky Mountain Outlook
The mountains surrounding Canmore are hardly visible from downtown on Monday (July 17) due to wildfire smoke flowing in west of Banff National Park. JORDAN SMALL RMO PHOTO. Greyish wildfire smoke invading the Bow Valley from the west prompted ...

Bear cubs found in bathroom in Banff doing well at Ontario rehab facility - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 19:34

Globalnews.ca

Bear cubs found in bathroom in Banff doing well at Ontario rehab facility
Globalnews.ca
The three bear cubs found in a bathroom in Banff National Park are doing well in their temporary Ontario home. The black bear cubs have grown by more than 20 pounds since arriving at Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and are adjusting well to their ...

Areas of Kootenay and Banff national parks closed due to wildfire - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 16:08

Globalnews.ca

Areas of Kootenay and Banff national parks closed due to wildfire
Globalnews.ca
Parks Canada said Sunday the wildfire in Kootenay National Park that forced the closure of trails and campgrounds in both Banff and Kootenay national parks has grown in size. The wildfire in the Verdant Creek area was detected on Saturday morning.
Wildfire blazing near Alberta's border forcing closures in Banff ...Calgary Herald
Wildfire closure in Banff/Kootenay continuesCalgary Sun
Wildfire closes parts of Banff and Kootenay National Parks - Calgary ...CBC.ca
Rocky Mountain Outlook -CTV News -Salmon Arm Observer
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Smoky skies from wildfires expected to last days, if not weeks - CBC.ca

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:53

CBC.ca

Smoky skies from wildfires expected to last days, if not weeks
CBC.ca
Against a dark surface, the ash falling in calgary from the Banff and BD forest fires looks like snow. Ash in cars over 20 minutes shown. pic.twitter.com/zd4f1RZ6Hv. — @refmaksy. Those agencies are telling people to limit physical activity outside ...
Improvement in Calgary's air quality, for nowGlobalnews.ca
Smoke from BC wildfires spreads into southern AlbertaCTV News
Smoky air clearing in Edmonton by MondayEdmonton Sun

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Wildfire has grown west of Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:08

Wildfire has grown west of Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Wildfire smoke from Verdant Creek clouds over the Banff townsite on Saturday (July 15). JORDAN SMALL RMO PHOTO. A wildfire has grown west of Banff in Kootenay National Park, but the communities of Banff, Lake Louise and Radium Hot Springs are "not ...

Area closure in Banff and Kootenay parks continues - Calgary Herald

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:53

Calgary Herald

Area closure in Banff and Kootenay parks continues
Calgary Herald
A backcountry area in Kootenay and Banff national parks remains closed as crews work to contain a fire near Alberta's edge that has grown since it was detected Saturday. The Egypt Lake, Redearth Pass and Healy Pass areas were evacuated Saturday ...
Wildfire prompts closures in Banff, Kootenay parksCTV News
Areas of Kootenay and Banff national parks closed due to wildfireGlobalnews.ca
Wildfire burns in Banff National ParkSicamous Eagle Valley News
CBC.ca -Calgary Sun -MetroNews Canada
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Banff is bigger for visitors, but Jasper is the real gem of the Canadian Rockies - The Denver Post

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:31

The Denver Post

Banff is bigger for visitors, but Jasper is the real gem of the Canadian Rockies
The Denver Post
JASPER, ALBERTA — About 25 years ago, when my hair was much darker and my wife's hair color had achieved a perfection that will never change, we took a trip to Banff National Park. We stayed for several days and liked it, of course. It being our first ...

Summer of valley performances for Banff's Poet Laureate - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:17

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Summer of valley performances for Banff's Poet Laureate
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Canadian singer/songwriter Amelie Patterson based out of Calgary these days, but being Banff National Park's first poet laureate, a Banff Centre Alumni (2014, 2016) and Canmore Folk Music Festival past performer will always solidify her as a Bow Valley ...

Review: Vivier's Kopernikus at Banff Centre the ideal opera of the ... - Calgary Herald

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:32

Calgary Herald

Review: Vivier's Kopernikus at Banff Centre the ideal opera of the ...
Calgary Herald
Claude Vivier's Kopernikus (1979-1980), one of his last works written before his untimely death in 1983, seems at first glance to be the perfect futuristic ...

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