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Bow Valley mayors plead with visitors to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Bow Valley mayors plead with visitors to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

“Sorry folks, this is not a time for a road trip … we’ve kind of reached the point where we’re saying thank you for not visiting,” says Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen
COVID-19 threats prompts rescuers to urge backcountry enthusiasts to play it safe

COVID-19 threats prompts rescuers to urge backcountry enthusiasts to play it safe

"Now is not the time for an accident. The current pandemic is overloading the medical system and could affect backcountry rescue response,” according to Avalanche Canada.
UPDATED: Environment Canada issues winter storm warning for Canmore, Kananaskis

UPDATED: Environment Canada issues winter storm warning for Canmore, Kananaskis

A winter storm warning is in place for Canmore, the MD of Bighorn and Kananaskis Country with up to 40 cm of snowfall expected throughout southwestern Alberta beginning Thursday afternoon (March 12)
Alberta Parks online camping reservations open this month

Alberta Parks online camping reservations open this month

Online reservations open for individual campsites will begin March 17, with staggered times to include 9 a.m. for the south region, 11 am. for Kananaskis Country, 1 p.m. for the central region and 3 p.m. for the north region.
Alberta Parks budget slashed, parks closed

Alberta Parks budget slashed, parks closed

“While we’re reducing staff capacity and the number of campgrounds, we’re increasing the number of people in our parks. Where are all these tourists going to go camping?"
Alberta will not hear Stoney Nakoda appeal for Fortress water application

Alberta will not hear Stoney Nakoda appeal for Fortress water application

"This means the appeal is over. The project can proceed as is."
Alberta government backs away from Kananaskis trail grooming

Alberta government backs away from Kananaskis trail grooming

“I feel like the investment that we make into Nordic skiing has a huge snowball effect on health, environmental awareness community building. It’s a small investment that has a huge return.”
Alberta government to close, privatize campgrounds

Alberta government to close, privatize campgrounds

“I don’t think that private businesses are held to account to preserve ecological processes and conservation functions of parks and protected areas; private businesses are there to make money, that’s their job."
Stoney Nakoda requests to appeal Fortress water application

Stoney Nakoda requests to appeal Fortress water application

"It is important to be recognized in our own backyard."
Bow Valley sled dogs, mountain guides real stars of Disney's Togo

Bow Valley sled dogs, mountain guides real stars of Disney's Togo

Just as it took dozens of dogs to accomplish the real journey in 1925, it took 66 of the Bow Valley’s Snowy Owl Sled Dog tour company’s dog pack to complete this film. On the human side of the equation, five mushers doubled for different actors, not including Dafoe.