Advocates push for more wildlife corridors in Banff National Park

Dave Cipollone knows the dangers wild animals can pose to drivers on the Trans-Canada or other highways in and near Banff National Park. The 42-year-old paramedic and firefighter from Canmore, Alta., has responded to numerous collisions between vehicles and deer,…

Canmore diners shocked by bear walking into restaurant

Peter Holub has seen a lot of wildlife during his five years living in Canmore but the manager of Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue has never had to clean up the paw prints of an unexpected guest. “You could hear the people…

Alberta institute wants to share Indigenous solutions to handling wildfires

Wildfires have been around Alberta as long as time. Fire management has been here that long as well. Yet the president and co-founder of the Rockies Institute in Canmore, in continuing a project that melds traditional Indigenous teachings with today’s…

Collisions with elk renew calls for wildlife fencing near Canmore

An environmental group is renewing calls for wildlife fencing along the Trans-Canada Highway through a small Alberta mountain town after seven elk were killed on the weekend in collisions with vehicles. Officials with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, which…

Climate change report warns of more extreme weather events in Alberta

Canada is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world and the effects are “irreversible,” according to a report from Environment and Climate Change Canada released this week. The driving factor of climate change in our country…

Alberta man recovering after losing leg in Utah hiking accident

An Alberta man is recovering in hospital in Colorado after losing his leg in a hiking accident earlier this month. Canmore resident Matt Hadley was struck by a rock while hiking with his wife Catherine Vipond just outside Moab, Utah…

Bitter cold throws a wrench in World Cup biathlon in Canmore

Frigid Alberta temperatures forced the reshuffling of races at a World Cup biathlon in Canmore, and threaten to cancel some of them. Saturday’s men’s and women’s relays at Canmore Nordic Centre have been moved to Friday to take advantage of…