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Wardle wildfire expected to remain active

Wardle wildfire expected to remain active

VERMILION VALLEY – A wildfire burning in Kootenay National Park has reached 1,420 hectares in size as of Wednesday (Aug. 8) afternoon and is expected to remain active for the remainder of the week.
Wardle wildfire operations result in 24-hour highway closure

Wardle wildfire operations result in 24-hour highway closure

VERMILION CROSSING – Parks Canada has shut Highway 93 South for an estimated 24-hours on Tuesday (Aug. 7) at 11:30 a.m. to continue fighting the Wardle wildfire in Kootenay National Park.
Highway 93 reopens to traffic

Highway 93 reopens to traffic

VERMILION CROSSING – After being shut completely to vehicle traffic due to wildfire for several days, Highway 93 South in B.C. through Kootenay National Park reopened as of Sunday afternoon (Aug. 5).

Wardle wildfire in Kootenay National Park reaches 1,200 hectares

VERMILION CROSSING – A lightning sparked wildfire in Kootenay National Park has shut down Highway 93 South in B.C. and is now 1,200 hectares in size and growing.
Sunshine asking for public support for its site guideline proposals

Sunshine asking for public support for its site guideline proposals

BANFF – An aerial tram or gondola to Upper Goat's Eye, relocation of summer use and an expanded plan to deal with parking problems form part of Sunshine Village's future vision for development.
Sunshine eyes summer use relocation

Sunshine eyes summer use relocation

BANFF – Sunshine Village is pitching an idea to relocate its summer use from Sunshine Meadows to Upper Goat’s Eye.
Rock cairns discouraged in parks

Rock cairns discouraged in parks

BANFF – A proliferation of rock cairns in the mountain national parks has led Parks Canada to ask people to stop stacking stones.

Black bear removed from townsite

Cathy Ellis BANFF – A large male black bear that wandered through the busy townsite and spent several hours up a tree outside the Banff IGA has been captured and moved to the other side of the Bow Valley.
Bison on the move in Banff

Bison on the move in Banff

BANFF – Banff’s bison herd was released from a fenced pasture into the wilds of Banff National Park on Sunday (July 29).

Tourists bluff charged by bear

BANFF – Two tourists who weren’t carrying bear spray had a close encounter with a bruin on the Cory Pass trail in Banff National Park last weekend.