Baby bison in Banff make a comeback after 140 years - Devon Dispatch

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:17

Devon Dispatch

Baby bison in Banff make a comeback after 140 years
Devon Dispatch
Three new furry beasts are the first “made in Banff” bison calves to be born in the Banff National Park backcountry in more than 140 years. Earlier in the year, when Parks Canada did some collaring, veterinarians checked out the bison and found that ...
Bison roam freely in Banff National Park after over a centuryThe Crag and Canyon

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Banff prepares to get even higher - Toronto Star

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:34

Toronto Star

Banff prepares to get even higher
Toronto Star
Once Canada becomes one of only two countries in the world, and by far the largest, where adults can legally buy marijuana from coast to coast to coast, what will that mean for tourist towns like Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Whistler? They are ...

'It's fantastic': Banff transit use up 50% since last June - CBC.ca

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:58

CBC.ca

'It's fantastic': Banff transit use up 50% since last June
CBC.ca
The August Long Weekend sees thousands of people pile into their cars to get away from it all, but in Banff, the town wants to see you take the bus instead, and passenger numbers show far more people are taking that advice this year compared to last.

Fortney: One year after Canada's 150th party, Banff upping its tourism game - The Province

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 08:05

The Province

Fortney: One year after Canada's 150th party, Banff upping its tourism game
The Province
“I had the opportunity to learn from the best,” he says, referring to legendary executive chef Martin Luthi, who presided over the venerable Banff Springs Hotel's kitchen for 40 years until his retirement in 2013. “I loved working there and in time I ...

Antique Lamp Vanishes From Banff National Park - HighRiverOnline.com

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 16:05

HighRiverOnline.com

Antique Lamp Vanishes From Banff National Park
HighRiverOnline.com
The Banff RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a missing artifact, in a bizarre case. Last weekend on Saturday July 28, Mounties were informed of a missing 1900's era coal miners lamp, that vanished from a historical site at Lower Bankhead ...

Wild Bison Return To Banff - HighRiverOnline.com

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 10:07

HighRiverOnline.com

Wild Bison Return To Banff
HighRiverOnline.com
A herd of 31 bison, are now freely roaming the Banff National Park. The brand new herd were originally from Elk River in the Kootenay region of BC , and were slowly reintroduced into Banff, by allowing them to grow and settle in an enclosed area in the ...
Bison make a comeback in Banff National Park thanks to Treaty 7 Nations, Metis of AlbertaAPTN News
Elk Island bison now roaming free in Banff wildernessFortSaskOnline.com

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Brooks: Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend nets more than $1 million - Calgary Herald

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 09:33

Calgary Herald

Brooks: Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend nets more than $1 million
Calgary Herald
Your faithful social scribe has had the distinct pleasure of attending and covering hundreds upon hundreds of events in my 25-plus years on the circuit. Some are great. Some, meh. But my absolute favourite event of all time is the annual Banff Centre ...

Bison make a comeback in Banff National Park thanks to Treaty 7 Nations, Metis of Alberta - APTN News

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:52

APTN News

Bison make a comeback in Banff National Park thanks to Treaty 7 Nations, Metis of Alberta
APTN News
Parks Canada has reintroduced Bison to what is now Banff National Park. With the help of representatives from all Treaty 7 Nations and the Metis of Alberta, the animal now roams the area. Bison has been extinct from the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory ...
Elk Island bison now roaming free in Banff wildernessFortSaskOnline.com

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Fortney: One year after Canada's 150th party, Banff upping its ... - Calgary Herald

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:21

Calgary Herald

Fortney: One year after Canada's 150th party, Banff upping its ...
Calgary Herald
When he arrived in Alberta two decades ago, Scott Hergott knew he'd landed a dream apprenticeship.“I had the opportunity to learn from the best,” he says, ...
Campfires In Banff A No-No This Long WeekendOkotoksOnline.com
Fire bans, restrictions and advisories in place for many parts of ...CTV News

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Fire bans in place for Banff, Kootenay, Yoho National Parks for August long weekend - CBC.ca

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:06

CBC.ca

Fire bans in place for Banff, Kootenay, Yoho National Parks for August long weekend
CBC.ca
Campers headed to Kootenay and Banff National Parks for the August long weekend might need to reconsider their plans, with fire bans as well as highway and trail closures in place due to a number of lightning-ignited wildfires. Highway 93 South remains ...
As wildfires burn to the west and south, air quality advisories, road closures aboundCalgary Herald
Wildfires close Highway 93 from Radium Hot Springs to Alberta ...Globalnews.ca
Fire keeping Kootenay Park highway closedE-Know.ca (press release)
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Banff bison roaming wild for first time in 140 years - Calgary Sun

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:18

Banff bison roaming wild for first time in 140 years
Calgary Sun
Wild and free. That's the new life for a herd of 31 plains bison which have finally been fully reintroduced to the backcountry of Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years. “These are not a captive display herd. These are wild bison,” said ...

'Virtually unprecedented': Banff bison roaming free for first time in 140 years - Calgary Herald

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:14

Calgary Herald

'Virtually unprecedented': Banff bison roaming free for first time in 140 years
Calgary Herald
Wild and free. That's the new life for a herd of 31 plains bison which have finally been fully reintroduced to the backcountry of Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years. “These are not a captive display herd. These are wild bison,” said ...
Plains bison roaming free in Banff National Park for first time in decadesThe Globe and Mail
As wild bison return to Banff National Park, geographers study their impact on vegetationUCalgary News
Bison roam free in Banff National Park for first time in more than a centuryCBC.ca
KRTV Great Falls News -National Park Service
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Bison now free-roaming in Banff National Park - CBC.ca

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:47

CBC.ca

Bison now free-roaming in Banff National Park
CBC.ca
A year and a half ago, six young bulls and 10 females, some pregnant, were transported from Elk Island National Park in crates by truck and helicopter to a fenced pasture about 40 kilometres north of the Banff townsite. It was called the soft-release ...
'Virtually unprecedented': Banff bison roaming free for first time in 140 yearsCalgary Herald
As wild bison return to Banff National Park, geographers study their impact on vegetationUCalgary News
Safety - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)National Park Service
KRTV Great Falls News
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After 140 years, wild Bison roaming Banff again - 660 News

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 18:16

660 News

After 140 years, wild Bison roaming Banff again
660 News
B.C. overdose deaths drop in June, more than 100 still dying each month Aug 02, 2018, 12:30 PM Fewer buyers, more choice, push Vancouver home sales to lowest level since 2000 Aug 02, 2018, 12:24 PM McKenna's anti-plastics push on Twitter running ...

Plains bison roaming free in Banff National Park for first time in decades - CTV News

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:48

CTV News

Plains bison roaming free in Banff National Park for first time in decades
CTV News
BANFF, Alta. -- Parks Canada says wild plains bison that were reintroduced to Banff National Park are now free-roaming animals. Officials say 31 bison were released Sunday into a 1,200 square-kilometre zone that features meadows and grassy valleys for ...
'Virtually unprecedented': Banff bison roaming free for first time in 140 yearsThe Province

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Wild plains bison reintroduced to Banff National Park roam free for first time in decades - Toronto Star

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:10

Toronto Star

Wild plains bison reintroduced to Banff National Park roam free for first time in decades
Toronto Star
BANFF, ALTA.—Parks Canada says wild plains bison that were reintroduced to Banff National Park are now free-roaming animals. Officials say 31 bison were released Sunday into a 1,200 square-kilometre zone that features meadows and grassy valleys for ...

Banff RCMP searching for coal miners lamp that disappeared from ghost town - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:40

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Banff RCMP searching for coal miners lamp that disappeared from ghost town
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
BANFF, Alta. — Police are asking for help finding a 1900s-era coal miners lamp that was removed from a historic site in Banff National Park. Banff RCMP received a report on Saturday that the artifact was missing from the Lower Bankhead near Lake ...

Don't poke the Banff Bears - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:32

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Don't poke the Banff Bears
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – In a game of incremental gains and losses, the Banff Bears defeated the Calgary Canucks with some late game heroics, 26-22 on Saturday (July 28) at the Calgary Rugby Union Park. The match had more in common with trench warfare than the ...

Bison on the move in Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 04:16

Bison on the move in Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFFBanff's bison herd was released from a fenced pasture into the wilds of Banff National Park on Sunday (July 29). According to sources, the release of the bison into a larger 1,200 square kilometre reintroduction zone covering the Panther and ...

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Off leash Sheepdogs on stage in Banff - Rocky Mountain Outlook

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 04:16

Off leash Sheepdogs on stage in Banff
Rocky Mountain Outlook
BANFF – Don't let the headline fool you, this is one group of dogs that were made to go off leash. Blending rock-and-roll swagger with slower blues elements, The Sheepdogs are Saskatchewan's number two export, after the Roughriders, of course. Fresh ...