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Banff Canmore Community Foundation accepting applications for federal emergency community support funds

Banff Canmore Community Foundation accepting applications for federal emergency community support funds

"We are a big mountain community and we need to take care of each other."
Backcountry enthusiasts urged to stay home as spring arrives

Backcountry enthusiasts urged to stay home as spring arrives

“We are still seeing people take some pretty aggressive ski lines in the valley, and thankfully nothing has gone wrong, but you never know how close you are sometimes in the avalanche world until you travel across that line.”
Alberta Parks cancels camping until at least mid-May

Alberta Parks cancels camping until at least mid-May

“The suspension is in place until the province’s chief medical officer of health is confident the health and public safety risk from COVID-19 is reduced."
Alberta hires more firefighters, implements fire ban

Alberta hires more firefighters, implements fire ban

“Unfortunately, COVID-19 has no regard for other disasters that may come our way this year - and the two that we are actively preparing for at this moment are the for the flood season and for the wildfire season.” – Banff fire chief Silvio Adamo
The carbon cost of tourism and travel

The carbon cost of tourism and travel

Air travel prices have dived in this time of BC, what a New York Times columnist calls "Before Corona." But where would you fly? And besides, can you even afford to buy cheap airline tickets now? It’s a different world.
Survey says: Albertans against removal of Alberta Parks sites, reduced services in 2020 budget

Survey says: Albertans against removal of Alberta Parks sites, reduced services in 2020 budget

“Half of Albertans also oppose the announcement to transfer facilities and [have the] management of parks removed from the system to third parties and reduce government services,  such as the closure of two popular visitor centres in Kananaskis and ending cross-country track setting in three areas in Kananaskis."
Alberta restricts vehicle access to provincial parks and recreation areas

Alberta restricts vehicle access to provincial parks and recreation areas

"We understand the need to get outdoors, but now is not the time to visit our provincial parks and recreation areas without abiding by common-sense public health and safety measures."
Parks Canada, Canmore, Banff take aggressive measures to slow spread of COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada, Canmore, Banff take aggressive measures to slow spread of COVID-19 crisis

Parks Canada shuts down public access in national parks; Canmore declares state of local emergency
Kananaskis visitors urged to 'leave no trace' as bears emerge

Kananaskis visitors urged to 'leave no trace' as bears emerge

“Unlike us, bears are following pretty normal routines and starting to wake up from hibernation, so this is a really important time to be careful and not leave things that attract bears and other wildlife into places – that’s dangerous for bears and for us.”
Kananaskis Country visitors leave behind 'garbage, used tampons, diapers and even human waste'

Kananaskis Country visitors leave behind 'garbage, used tampons, diapers and even human waste'

"This weekend we noticed garbage, used tampons, diapers, and even human waste next to our facilities," states Alberta Parks. “Help us keep parks clean. Whatever you take in, take it back out."