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Roam bus kills black bear in Banff

Roam bus kills black bear in Banff

A Roam Transit bus struck and killed a black bear in Banff on Aug. 1. Two black bears ran out in front of the bus around 10:45 p.m.
Westlock RCMP charge youth with second-degree murder

Westlock RCMP charge youth with second-degree murder

Okotoks receives 3,200 signatures against Homestead project

Okotoks receives 3,200 signatures against Homestead project

Town administration studying petition against Homestead project
Plains bison reaching new heights in Banff National Park

Plains bison reaching new heights in Banff National Park

It’s been one year since the bisons have been reintroduced into Banff National Park and they are reaching new heights.
Loss of oxygen likely caused fatal airplane crash in Kananaskis

Loss of oxygen likely caused fatal airplane crash in Kananaskis

A lack of oxygen likely played a role in an airplane crash that killed two men in Kananaskis Country last summer, according to a report by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Black bear activity in Banff and Canmore heightens

Black bear activity in Banff and Canmore heightens

Black bear activity in Banff and Canmore is heightened this summer compared to previous years – wildlife managers believe the wetter and later spring has kept bears in the valley bottoms longer feasting on green-up
Sobeys to remove plastic bags from all stores next year as grocers go green

Sobeys to remove plastic bags from all stores next year as grocers go green

Shoppers at Sobeys Inc. grocery stores will soon need to bring their own totes or lug their purchases home in paper bags as the chain moves to phase out plastic bags by February 2020.

Roads blocked, power cut when CN freight train derails in Calgary

CN says no dangerous goods were involved and there was no threat to the public.
'Bear spray prevented something horrific from happening to me'

'Bear spray prevented something horrific from happening to me'

A large closure is in place on south side of Canmore to protect people and give space and security to a mamma grizzly bear and her new cubs
Lake Louise closed due to congestion earlier this week

Lake Louise closed due to congestion earlier this week

Parks Canada and the RCMP began restricting non-essential traffic from entering the town around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday (July 23) and maintained rolling restrictions until 6 p.m.