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Conservationists call for environmental assessments for Banff-Calgary passenger rail

Conservationists call for environmental assessments for Banff-Calgary passenger rail

“The consequences of doubling the rail line may lead to increased wildlife mortality, changes in gene flow and ultimately impair the ability of wildlife populations to persist over the long term,” said Tony Clevenger, a board member with Bow Valley Naturalists and a well-known wildlife research scientist.
Canmore, Banff outpace provincial, national population rate

Canmore, Banff outpace provincial, national population rate

Canmore's population grew 14.3 per cent between 2016-21, while Banff's was up 5.8 per cent over the same period
Province reviewing new information, studies on wolverines

Province reviewing new information, studies on wolverines

“In 2022, Environment and Parks will be reviewing new information and data available on wolverine to determine if an updated status evaluation should be conducted.”
Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards out as chief opposition whip

Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards out as chief opposition whip

Banff-Airdrie MP Blake Richards is out as the chief opposition whip for the federal Conservative Party.
Alberta's 'rampant industrial development' threatening wolverines: study

Alberta's 'rampant industrial development' threatening wolverines: study

“Good conservation decisions for wolverines, such as protecting and connecting habitat and reducing the impact of human activities, can benefit other animals that share the same habitat.”
Banff wolf collar discovered in Montana

Banff wolf collar discovered in Montana

“Like some animals do, they just disappear and you don’t know where they go or what happened to them, so it’s kind of cool that this collar showed showed up 19 years later,” said Jesse Whittington, a wildlife research and monitoring ecologist with Banff National Park.
‘Disappointed’ Canmore skier Mahler barely edged out in Olympic criteria

‘Disappointed’ Canmore skier Mahler barely edged out in Olympic criteria

“It’s just unfortunate that five guys can’t go. That would be the perfect world."
Candidates in bid for NDP nomination weigh in on Calgary-Banff passenger rail

Candidates in bid for NDP nomination weigh in on Calgary-Banff passenger rail

“I really feel like there’s a lot of unanswered questions and we’re being asked to say we support or oppose a train when we don’t actually have all of the information."
Drury lone Canadian on podium in Nakiska

Drury lone Canadian on podium in Nakiska

Canmore’s Kris Mahler earned vital World Cup points to move him up as the fourth-ranked Canadian on the circuit as he looks to qualify for the Winter Olympics.
Prime minister delivers mandate to new Parks Canada minister

Prime minister delivers mandate to new Parks Canada minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told the new minister responsible for Parks Canada, Steven Guilbeault, that he must invest in existing national parks and create new ones, and the new tourism minister, Randy Boissonault, to develop a national trails tourism strategy.