Rocky Mountain House historic site a hub for adventure on eastern edge of Alberta’s Rockies

It’s off the beaten path with adventures ranging from viewing burly bison on the plains to hiking the stunning ridge of nearby Coliseum Mountain. Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, an archeological site that has remnants of early 19th century…

Amerisur Resources identifies employee Dana Coffield as Yoho avalanche victim

An oil and gas company has identified one of its employees as a man who died after an avalanche in Yoho National Park. Amerisur Resources says Dana Coffield, a non-executive director with the company, died when he was skiing in…

Climate change will disrupt food, hibernation schedule for Rocky Mountain grizzlies: U of C study

The impact of climate change will have alarming consequences for grizzlies in the Rockies, according to new research from the University of Calgary’s geography department. By 2080, buffaloberries in the Rocky Mountains will ripen three weeks earlier than they do…

Edmonton filmmakers celebrate release of full ‘Frick, I Love Nature’ web series

Over six episodes of the comedic and educational Frick, I Love Nature, host Gordie Lucius explores deadly predators, how prey fight back and weird ways animals make babies. “There are too many answers! There are too many animals!” Lucius said…

Biologists pen letter over Alberta MLA’s ‘misinformation’ on conservation plans

More than three dozen retired provincial biologists are asking the Alberta government to stick with conservation efforts in a vast area of west-central Alberta despite what they call misinformation from an opposition MLA. In November, the New Democrats announced eight…

8 new park proposed for Bighorn Country area of Rocky Mountains

Premier Rachel Notley announced a new $40-million dollar plan to designate eight areas of the Bighorn region of the eastern Rocky Mountains as protected ranges modelled after the Peter Lougheed project that designated Kananaskis Country a provincial park.

Notley outlines benefits and significance of 8 new Rocky Mountain parks

November 23 2018 3:40pm Premier Rachel Notley says a $40-million dollar plan to designate parts of the Bighorn region of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains as eight new parks will create jobs, but also protect critical wildlife and…

Alberta proposes 8 new Rocky Mountain parks for land protection and recreation

The Alberta government is proposing eight new parks that would cover 4,000 square kilometres along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The parks in the Bighorn region in west-central Alberta would offer landscape protection and recreational opportunities. The plan…