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Bears feasting on berries prompt warnings, closure

Bears feasting on berries prompt warnings, closure

“When the crop is poor, bears are on the lookout for other food sources and they will take advantage of unsecured food sources, so it’s important to be extra vigilant.”
Parks Canada releases long-awaited management plan for Banff National Park

Parks Canada releases long-awaited management plan for Banff National Park

“We continue to encourage all Canadians of all different backgrounds and interests to come and experience this place, but it’s become apparent that we need to take a more robust and rigorous approach in terms of how people move.”
Valley Winds Community Choir head into new choir season

Valley Winds Community Choir head into new choir season

“The community choir is open to anybody who wants to sing about ages 18 and up. We have people with zero experience and who cannot read music, but always wanted to sing. Then we have people who have done a lot of singing in their past and want to keep going with that in a welcoming social environment.”
Canmore firefighters respond to illegal campfire

Canmore firefighters respond to illegal campfire

"They had a campfire in there so crews went in and did some education."
EDITORIAL: UCP push for provincial police service poor planning, waste of resources

EDITORIAL: UCP push for provincial police service poor planning, waste of resources

Despite receiving pushback from countless organizations, municipalities and associations, the UCP is full steam ahead with bringing in a provincial police force.
Small wildfire in Banff being held

Small wildfire in Banff being held

A small 0.016-hectare wildfire near the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is being held by Parks Canada fire personnel, the federal agency said Sunday night.
Prescribed fire to restore grizzly bear, whitebark pine habitat

Prescribed fire to restore grizzly bear, whitebark pine habitat

“During operations, the public can expect to see flames, smoke, firefighting equipment and fire crews working in the area."
Railing project at Johnston Canyon aims to protect endangered black swifts

Railing project at Johnston Canyon aims to protect endangered black swifts

“There’s a lot of sections above the Lower Falls to the Upper Falls where there is no permanent fencing, and this has been identified as part of our integrated approach to managing the black swift and protecting their habitat,” said Daniella Rubeling, visitor experience manager for Banff National Park.
Visitors to Banff urged to securely dispose of garbage, food

Visitors to Banff urged to securely dispose of garbage, food

“If you notice a garbage bin is full, either take your garbage and recycling with you, or find another bin to empty it into and properly secure it."
Banff RCMP investigating break and enter

Banff RCMP investigating break and enter

Banff RCMP are investigating a daytime break and enter on the 400 block of Squirrel Street.