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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.

Bylaw to deal with illegal campers on private property

BANFF – Banff bylaw officers are being given discretionary powers on how to deal with illegal camping on private property.
Kootenay wildfire shuts down Highway 93 south

Kootenay wildfire shuts down Highway 93 south

A lightning-sparked wildfire in Kootenay National Park overnight has shut down Highway 93 South in both directions Wednesday morning (Aug. 1). According to Drive BC, the highway shut this morning at 7:50 a.m.
Lightning-sparked fire along Kootenay River grows over weekend

Lightning-sparked fire along Kootenay River grows over weekend

KOOTENAY – The BC Wildfire Service responded to a lightning-sparked wildfire in Kootenay National Park on Friday (July 27), which has grown in size over the weekend.

Second trial set for accused Banff Centre hacker

BANFF – A former employee at the Banff Centre that is accused of illegally accessing the company’s information technology systems in 2016 is heading back to trial.
Banff and Parks team up for fire training

Banff and Parks team up for fire training

BANFF – In an effort that was part training exercise, part public outreach, Parks Canada teamed up with Town of Banff fire crews to set up and test its fire prevention sprinkler system in Banff on Tuesday (July 24). Starting at 6 p.m.
Charges dropped against illegal Banff cannabis dispensary

Charges dropped against illegal Banff cannabis dispensary

BANFF – Federal Crown prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges related to an illegal cannabis dispensary that opened up in Banff at the beginning of 2017.