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Regional trail cleanup event planned for this weekend

Regional trail cleanup event planned for this weekend

Organizers of the Kananaskis Canmore Klean Up event are concerned increased volumes of garbage left along popular trails and in day-use parking lots in the region could attract wildlife and have 400 prizes to give out for those able to participate in the cleanup event
August long weekend keeps rescue crews busy in K-Country

August long weekend keeps rescue crews busy in K-Country

“This weekend was I would say more typical in the distribution of the style of calls but just more of them. For a long weekend in August having 20 calls in a weekend is still really busy.”
Heat warnings issued for Banff, Canmore, K-Country

Heat warnings issued for Banff, Canmore, K-Country

Environment Canada issued a heat warning for the Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country.
Alberta Parks to manage parking at popular Kananaskis day use areas beginning Aug. 1

Alberta Parks to manage parking at popular Kananaskis day use areas beginning Aug. 1

Beginning Saturday (Aug. 1), Alberta Parks will manage traffic and parking at four popular Kananaskis day use areas – including Grassi Lakes and Yamnuska – after high visitor volumes resulted in vehicles parking along highways and impeding access by first responders
Bumper berry crop draws bears to valley bottoms in Bow Valley, K-Country

Bumper berry crop draws bears to valley bottoms in Bow Valley, K-Country

A bluff bear charge has forced closure of a paved bike trail in K-Country. Several other warnings and closures are in place as bears feast on a near-bumper buffaloberry crop.
Teen in critical condition after glissading accident in K-Country

Teen in critical condition after glissading accident in K-Country

K-Country rescuers preparing for busy August long weekend; advise outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared and play safe
Scrambler seriously injured on Mount Lawrence Grassi near Canmore

Scrambler seriously injured on Mount Lawrence Grassi near Canmore

A female scrambler was airlifted to Foothill Medical Center on Tuesday (July 28) afternoon after falling 100-feet near the Mount Lawrence Grassi summit
Kananaskis Public Safety sees repeat record-breaking weekends

Kananaskis Public Safety sees repeat record-breaking weekends

“I think the big thing is to do your research before you go, and you know what type of trail you’re venturing on to, and know the activity,” Kananaskis Public Safety Sector specialist, Jeff MacPherson, on staying safe in the backcountry. “We’ve seen a few instances of solo people who go by themselves. Go with a partner, stay with your group, and have a plan."
K-Country rescue team maxed out with record-breaking calls

K-Country rescue team maxed out with record-breaking calls

“We’ve been kind of maxed for resources for a while now, and now we add this new level of visitation in, and we’re clearly not staffed to manage that in any sort of long-term way.”
Calgary hiker killed on Mount Yamnuska Saturday

Calgary hiker killed on Mount Yamnuska Saturday

UPDATED: Alberta Parks issued a closure for the Yamnuska day use area, trails and climbing area Sunday morning (July 12) "due to the significant increase in visitation and dramatic spike in rescues, the area is closed to help prevent the overwhelming of rescue services in Kananaskis."