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Cathy Ellis

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BLLT's $2.5 million cash reserve to help weather COVID-19 pandemic

BLLT's $2.5 million cash reserve to help weather COVID-19 pandemic

“The funding model and the reserve that was built by these groups will protect us and is essential in our ability to protect the destination immediately,” said Leslie Bruce, Banff and Lake Louise Tourism president and CEO
Rising groundwater levels create havoc on Exshaw's wastewater system

Rising groundwater levels create havoc on Exshaw's wastewater system

Due to rising groundwater levels, wastewater is being pumped into the Bow River to keep it out of residents' basements in lower Exshaw
Black bear bluff charges hikers near Exshaw

Black bear bluff charges hikers near Exshaw

“The bear came within five metres of them. It happened really quickly and they didn’t see it coming."
New marketing efforts, financial relief to help struggling tourism industry

New marketing efforts, financial relief to help struggling tourism industry

"Many of our members are struggling and many businesses in our community make their money from June to September and that’s what they live on all year.”
High streamflow advisories remain in effect for Bow, Pipestone rivers

High streamflow advisories remain in effect for Bow, Pipestone rivers

“Don’t paddle in these areas unless you are very skilled and knowledgeable. When something goes wrong in the river it goes wrong fast and often with consequences.”
Parks Canada patrolling for coyote den in Banff

Parks Canada patrolling for coyote den in Banff

“We haven’t located the den site yet. Staff are patrolling and we are certainly looking for feedback from residents on what they’re seeing in the area," said Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager for Banff National Park.
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.”
Parks Canada patrolling for coyote den in Banff

Parks Canada patrolling for coyote den in Banff

“We haven’t located the den site yet. Staff are patrolling and we are certainly looking for feedback from residents on what they’re seeing in the area," said Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager for Banff National Park.
Closures in place to protect wildlife denning and nesting in unusual areas of Banff

Closures in place to protect wildlife denning and nesting in unusual areas of Banff

“Wildlife are incredibly sensitive to changes in the environment, and as as soon as we change our human use patterns, wildlife detect that right away. We are asking people to respect these closures, so we can protect wildlife.”
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.”