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Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears

“The endangered species conservation committee must first review all available information and make a recommendation to the Minister of Environment and Parks,” said John Muir, a spokesperson for Alberta Environment and Parks.
Whistler Search and Rescue mobilizations jumped 38% in pandemic

Whistler Search and Rescue mobilizations jumped 38% in pandemic

COVID-19 pushed less experienced users into backcountry—but risk not relegated to ‘newbies,’ says WSAR manager
Mountain bikers blamed for killing 4,000 juvenile fish in Coquitlam creek

Mountain bikers blamed for killing 4,000 juvenile fish in Coquitlam creek

The city of Coquitlam is putting up fences in the area of Tahsis and Ozada avenues to stop unsanctioned trails from being used, and to prevent vandalism around Maple Creek.
North Shore Rescue on pace for record year (again)

North Shore Rescue on pace for record year (again)

Missions on Mount Seymour, Cypress and backcountry trails tie up long weekend
Squamish Search and Rescue record first call of spring break season

Squamish Search and Rescue record first call of spring break season

Crews winched out an injured hiker with a helicopter and flew her to paramedics.
Canmore man killed in avalanche on Haddo Peak

Canmore man killed in avalanche on Haddo Peak

A moderate avalanche danger means skier-triggered avalanches are possible.
Kicking Horse Canyon construction begins fourth phase in massive improvement project

Kicking Horse Canyon construction begins fourth phase in massive improvement project

Drivers heading into British Columbia on the Trans-Canada Highway should be prepared for delays and an extra long drive.
Whistler Blackcomb will not reopen following province-mandated closure

Whistler Blackcomb will not reopen following province-mandated closure

'We did not make this decision lightly,' says Whistler Blackcomb COO
Train kills two cougar kittens in Banff National Park

Train kills two cougar kittens in Banff National Park

"That’s five animals just in the last little while, so it’s definitely on our radar that that’s fairly high mortality," said Bill Hunt, resource conservation manager for Banff National Park.
North Shore Rescue deploys new tech in high-stakes call

North Shore Rescue deploys new tech in high-stakes call

Team enters new era with hoist-capable helicopter