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Modelling predicts mountain snowpack, offers insight into spring runoff, effects of climate change

Modelling predicts mountain snowpack, offers insight into spring runoff, effects of climate change

The Global Water Futures program recently celebrated World Water Day on March 22. Locally, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have also created a highly accurate computer model of the snowpack in the Bow Valley, which should lead to better management of water as a resource in the prairie provinces.
Mixed gender rush rugby league touching down in Banff

Mixed gender rush rugby league touching down in Banff

A non-contact version of rugby is coming to Banff this May with two new mixed gender programs available.
Horse rescued from freezing waters of Bow River in Stoney Nakoda

Horse rescued from freezing waters of Bow River in Stoney Nakoda

“We had to put ourselves in danger to rescue that horse – you could see the fast-flowing water in the crevasse the horse had broken," said Lenny Wesley. “Those people, they weren’t selfish one bit … there was such unity to jump in. They were so brave and courageous – these wonderful people put their lives on the line.”
Banff wildlife staff work hard to rescue elk falling through ice

Banff wildlife staff work hard to rescue elk falling through ice

Five elk that fell though the ice in the past few days have been plucked to safety by Banff wildlife conservation officers; however, one had to be euthanized despite staff working through the night to try to save her.
Kenney pleas for COVID-19 compliance

Kenney pleas for COVID-19 compliance

“All of our leading indicators are telling us now that we are in a significant new wave of COVID-19."
Banff restaurants, municipality back reusable container pilot by local student

Banff restaurants, municipality back reusable container pilot by local student

“We have an opportunity to show the world that we do things differently in Banff and that we're getting on board with these types of solutions."
UPDATE: Residents evacuated from area near wildfire along Highway 1A

UPDATE: Residents evacuated from area near wildfire along Highway 1A

As of 4:41 p.m., Cochrane RCMP estimated it would take two to three hours for Highway 1A to reopen after a grass fire near the Wildcat Hills Gas Plant caused reduced visibility in the area.
Plans in motion for summer, fall sports competitions around Bow Valley

Plans in motion for summer, fall sports competitions around Bow Valley

Cancellations, modifications, and what in-person sporting events are tentatively booked for this summer and fall in the Bow Valley.

Rocky View firefighters battling wildfire near gas plant along 1A Highway

A grass fire along the 1A Highway near Ghost Lake has resulted in the evacuation of two homes, a local gas station and the Wildcat Hills Gas Plant. RCMP are advising motorists to avoid the area.
Grizzly bears are back in Banff National Park

Grizzly bears are back in Banff National Park

“I think 122 is a very likely candidate to be one of the first bears,” said Dan Rafla, a human-wildlife coexistence specialist with Banff National Park.