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Cougar shot after killing small dog, trying to attack another near Canmore

Cougar shot after killing small dog, trying to attack another near Canmore

“[It] didn’t hit Ray, I don’t know how. When I got the bear spray off, I yelled at Ray to go and I pointed [the bear spray]. I probably got him from one or two feet away, got him right in the nose, for sure right in the face. That disoriented him, he started backing up.”
Spike belt, police dog and helicopter used to apprehend two suspects near Canmore

Spike belt, police dog and helicopter used to apprehend two suspects near Canmore

A spike belt, an alleged car-jacking, 50 suspected tabs of fentanyl and a dog bite to the leg to apprehend a suspect, all sound like part of the plot for a crime drama, but it all took place near Canmore on Monday (Sept. 16)
Alberta Parks launches e-bike trial in K-Country

Alberta Parks launches e-bike trial in K-Country

Alberta Parks has launched a pilot program allowing pedal-assist e-bikes on designated pathways and trail networks until October 2020.
New route in the works to formalize popular Razor's Edge mountain bike trail east of Canmore

New route in the works to formalize popular Razor's Edge mountain bike trail east of Canmore

"Because of having to phase out a part of an existing trail and existing behaviour of how people have been using the trail, we are really hopeful what we are building is going to create a better experience and the trade off will be a win."
Dirt biker airlifted from backcountry after K-Country crash

Dirt biker airlifted from backcountry after K-Country crash

A woman in her 40s was transported to hospital after a dirt bike crash in Kananaskis on Thursday (Aug. 22).
Loss of oxygen likely caused fatal airplane crash in Kananaskis

Loss of oxygen likely caused fatal airplane crash in Kananaskis

The right engine of the twin-engine aircraft began operating at a significantly lower power setting than the left engine prior to the crash, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
Kananaskis water could be headed to bottling facility in Calgary

Kananaskis water could be headed to bottling facility in Calgary

According to a public notice, Fortress Mountain Holdings Ltd. recently filed an application to amend its provincial water licence to allow nine or more trucks per day to haul a maximum of 50,000 cubic metres of water a year from its current allotment
Backcountry camper with hypothermia rescued by Kananskis Public Safety

Backcountry camper with hypothermia rescued by Kananskis Public Safety

KANANASKIS – A group of ten backcountry campers in Kananaskis Country had to be rescued Thursday (July 4) after an adolescent male began to experience medical distress as the result of hypothermia.
Province to extend commercial leases on public land

Province to extend commercial leases on public land

KANANASKIS – Businesses operating on provincial land will soon be able to extend their commercial leases for up to 60 years so they can secure long-term financing and attract investment, according to the provincial government.
Avalanche ‘completely buried’ person

Avalanche ‘completely buried’ person

KANANASKIS – One person was completely buried below the snowline in an avalanche “likely triggered by afternoon heat” on Saturday (May 11).