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Buried in the Aftermath: Guiding association committed to addressing post-critical response

Buried in the Aftermath: Guiding association committed to addressing post-critical response

Part four of Buried in the Aftermath looks at how the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides is undertaking a review to establish a post-critical incident response process and working to change the culture of the industry to address issues like communicating risk to clients. It also looks at how guiding companies handle these situations and explores the data around how many fatalities on guided trips have occurred in western Canada from 2000-20.
Buried in the Aftermath: 'Low probability, high consequence events are every climber's nightmare'

Buried in the Aftermath: 'Low probability, high consequence events are every climber's nightmare'

Part three of Buried in the Aftermath explores the 2019 avalanche at Massey’s Waterfall near Field, B.C. that killed one ice climber and partially buried another. Ice climbing has become an increasingly popular winter activity, and with many frozen waterfalls located in avalanche terrain, are there lessons to be learned when critical incidents occur?
Bow Valley waste commission in 'strong financial position'

Bow Valley waste commission in 'strong financial position'

The audited financial statements for the Bow Valley Waste Management Commission showed a fiscally healthy organization.
Survey seeks for feedback on outdoor recreation on Albertan Crown lands

Survey seeks for feedback on outdoor recreation on Albertan Crown lands

“When you look at the availability of landscape, it's not really this notion that we can build resorts in every corner of the province. It's about the idea that each area is geographically unique, the biodiversity within that region is worth conserving and celebrating and sharing. You enhance people's attitudes towards conservation when you experience these things.”
B.C. RCMP asking Bow Valley residents for help investigating suspicious death

B.C. RCMP asking Bow Valley residents for help investigating suspicious death

"We would also like to speak to anybody who may have encountered hitchhikers in that area, or has dash camera video of driving through Kootenay National Park on May 5 or 6." 
Sunshine Village Ski Resort to remain open as AHS reviews COVID outbreak

Sunshine Village Ski Resort to remain open as AHS reviews COVID outbreak

“At this time, no current outbreaks are being required to close, but health officials will review all current outbreaks in the coming days."
Buried in the Aftermath: Mountain guides affected by post-traumatic stress after critical incidents in the backcountry

Buried in the Aftermath: Mountain guides affected by post-traumatic stress after critical incidents in the backcountry

Part two of Buried in the Aftermath looks at how mountain guides are affected by critical incidents that occur in the backcountry. Barry Blanchard shares his experience dealing with trauma as a guide and details a new initiative – Mountain Muskox. Ken Wylie, who as an assistant guide survived an avalanche in 2003 that killed seven clients, challenges the industry with taking a look at how it handles these types of incidents.
Lake Louise closing rec centre rink earlier after being used as 'personal party area'

Lake Louise closing rec centre rink earlier after being used as 'personal party area'

RCMP have not issued any fines or tickets; however, asked for the local municipality to take preemptive action to curb the behaviour before it became "much bigger issue."
Banff not part of new targeted provincial restrictions

Banff not part of new targeted provincial restrictions

“With the very serious situation in our community, we urge everyone to follow the public health measures in place to stop the curve.”
Province changes vaccine rollout to divert one-dose shots to Banff and Lake Louise

Province changes vaccine rollout to divert one-dose shots to Banff and Lake Louise

"We are really happy about the age being reduced for us and for Wood Buffalo to 30; it will make a big difference and it is a very positive outcome for us," said Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen.