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Cathy Ellis

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Parks Canada limiting people at tourist hot spots to prevent COVID-19 spread

Parks Canada limiting people at tourist hot spots to prevent COVID-19 spread

“Coming to Banff National Park and some of our iconic spots will still look the same – the mountains are still the mountains and the beautiful places are still the beautiful places – just the way that we visit them is changing.”
Cow elk protecting calf knocks down hiker in Canmore

Cow elk protecting calf knocks down hiker in Canmore

Wildlife officials say cow elk giving birth inside Canmore's town limits is becoming more common, including one incident in May where an elk gave birth in a driveway along Kananaskis Way
Parks Canada waiving rent for eligible national park businesses, Town of Banff

Parks Canada waiving rent for eligible national park businesses, Town of Banff

“Any measure that assists in providing more liquidity to local businesses will be helpful to supporting the destination’s economic recovery,” said Darren Reeder, executive director of the Banff Lake Louise Hospitality Association
Ten babies born brings bison population to 45

Ten babies born brings bison population to 45

“We started with 16, so the population has almost tripled, which is pretty neat,” said Karsten Heuer, project manager for the $6.4 million bison reintroduction project in Banff National Park
Ten bison babies bring Banff's population to 45

Ten bison babies bring Banff's population to 45

“We started with 16, so the population has almost tripled, which is pretty neat,” said Karsten Heuer, project manager for the $6.4 million bison reintroduction project in Banff National Park
Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

“These three cubs are not being saved by being in a zoo. This is not a happy ending for wild animals. This is condemning these bears to a life in captivity where they do not belong."
Town of Banff discloses council pay

Town of Banff discloses council pay

Salaries and benefits for Banff's elected officials are determined with the help of a review committee made up of public members that makes recommendations for changes in the year prior to an election
Wolf expert suspects pack will survive following death of breeding male

Wolf expert suspects pack will survive following death of breeding male

“Fortunately, it’s late enough in the year, and there are other wolves there, that I suspect that the pups will be OK,” said Canadian wolf expert Paul Paquet
Town of Banff waives fees for sidewalk seating

Town of Banff waives fees for sidewalk seating

“I support waiving the fees. It didn’t occur to me that we would be looking at revenue generation from this this summer based on the circumstances,” said Mayor Karen Sorensen.
Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

Scientists call on Alberta government to lift ban on rehabilitating orphaned grizzly bear cubs

“These three cubs are not being saved by being in a zoo. This is not a happy ending for wild animals. This is condemning these bears to a life in captivity where they do not belong."