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Heavy rainfall main driver of floods – not snowpack

Heavy rainfall main driver of floods – not snowpack

“The bottom line is watch the precipitation forecasts and don’t worry about the snowpack…flooding is caused by rain, not snow melt."
Parks Canada hosting sessions on caribou captive breeding proposal

Parks Canada hosting sessions on caribou captive breeding proposal

The goal of the captive breeding program is to secure a small number of caribou from source herds with the closest genetic and behavioural match to the wild herds.
PHOTOS: Castle Mountain sign unveiled by Siksika Nation, Parks Canada

PHOTOS: Castle Mountain sign unveiled by Siksika Nation, Parks Canada

PHOTOS: Castle Mountain sign unveiled by Siksika Nation, Parks Canada on Friday (June 17).
Banff council endorses interim Indigenous land acknowledgement

Banff council endorses interim Indigenous land acknowledgement

“Adopting and practising a land acknowledgement is a small but important step that the Town of Banff can take in rebuilding relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada and honouring the great treaty agreement in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.”
SDAB ruling could have serious consequences for B&Bs, says association

SDAB ruling could have serious consequences for B&Bs, says association

“I do believe it has created a great amount of anxiety and confusion. Future potential business owners who planned to operate in the tourist business as a bed and breakfast, and support the tourism industry in Canmore, now there is great confusion over what are the bylaws, and the rules and regulations.”
Coyote warning in place for Banff townsite

Coyote warning in place for Banff townsite

A warning is in place in the southeast area of the Banff townsite due to a defensive coyote.
Canmore decides on Bow Valley PCN committee member

Canmore decides on Bow Valley PCN committee member

“Already there has been recommendations of people to sit on this committee by various council members. It is also open for any member of council to participate further. You can do so, on a non-per-diem basis. There is also that opportunity.”
Exhibit offers look at history of canoeing in Canada

Exhibit offers look at history of canoeing in Canada

“The collection now is close to 90 works. It’s probably one of the great collections in Canadian art. It’s not just canoes, but historical and contemporary art. It probably represents about 50 artists. The collection is really specialized. They have fantastic work by Canadian artists.”
Parks Canada, RCMP beefing up enforcement following second grizzly bear death on TCH

Parks Canada, RCMP beefing up enforcement following second grizzly bear death on TCH

A male grizzly bear was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway in a reduced speed and no-stopping zone in Yoho National Park on June 11 – just four days after a five-year-old female grizzly was killed along the same deadly stretch of highway.
EDITORIAL: Flood risk becoming annual threat

EDITORIAL: Flood risk becoming annual threat

The childhood rhyme of rain, rain, go away is the theme for southern Alberta and the Bow Valley. Consistent rainfalls pelted southern Alberta – including the areas of Banff, Canmore, the Municipal District of Bighorn and Kananaskis Country – that led to flood watches and warnings.