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Liberal candidate announced, NDP has Sept. 30 to find candidate

Liberal candidate announced, NDP has Sept. 30 to find candidate

Candidates for Banff-Airdrie are already on the campaign trail, with voters expected to go to the polls on Oct. 21
Injured bear struck by vehicle recovering

Injured bear struck by vehicle recovering

A black bear that was struck by a vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park appears to be recovering well – Parks Canada wildlife specialists fitted the injured bear with a collar and have been monitoring its movements
Tour Divide cyclist fined $300 for illegal camping in Banff after black bear feasts on his food

Tour Divide cyclist fined $300 for illegal camping in Banff after black bear feasts on his food

A charge against the Texas man in relation to the bear accessing the food he left on the ground outside his tent was discharged by Judge Margaret Keelashan, who called it an "exceptional" circumstance
Banff RCMP investigating fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Banff RCMP investigating fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

RCMP said the incident occured on Tuesday (Sept. 10) around 6:45 a.m. when the truck left the roadway while travelling eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway near Redearth Creek
Burgess Shale site in Marble Canyon yields yet another new species

Burgess Shale site in Marble Canyon yields yet another new species

The research paper out of the ROM released Wednesday (Sept. 11) in the journal Nature, describes a scorpion like creature that was likely a “fierce predator” in what was once a sea floor and is now the vast mountains of the Rockies
Historic cabin to be relocated at rec grounds

Historic cabin to be relocated at rec grounds

Banff's Municipal Planning Commission approves a development permit to allow the Town of Banff to relocate an historic cabin within the recreation grounds.
Parks Canada approves major developments for Lake Louise ski hill

Parks Canada approves major developments for Lake Louise ski hill

Ski hill officials say the plan allows for growth and improved experiences to accommodate up to 9,000 skiers and riders a day, but also includes environmental gains like moving summer use away from grizzly bear habitat and removing about 660 hectares from the leasehold to improve wildlife connectivity
Canada announces $14 million funding for mountain nation parks

Canada announces $14 million funding for mountain nation parks

Banff, Yoho, Glacier, Waterton, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke and Kootenay national parks will be in line to be part of the $14 million of funding
Banff RCMP seize 400 grams of cocaine, 850 grams of psilocybin mushrooms

Banff RCMP seize 400 grams of cocaine, 850 grams of psilocybin mushrooms

In addition to the more than 400 grams of cocaine, RCMP officers also seized 850 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, approximately 60 grams of heroin, and approximately 25 tablets of LSD.
Bull elk rounding up females to breed

Bull elk rounding up females to breed

The elk rut is underway as bull elk round up their harems in a fierce competition to breed and wildlife officials would like to remind people to keep their distance because the bulls are extremely dangerous at this time of year