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  • Banff's Whyte Museum Appoints Donna Livingstone as CEO
    by Marie Conboy on 25/04/2019 at 10:00 pm

    It was announced that Donna Livingstone will be the new CEO of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies on April 18. “We are pleased that someone with such excellent credentials has chosen to work with us,” said Marino DiManno, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Over the past […]

  • Dealing with Death in the Mountains
    by Brandon Pullan on 25/04/2019 at 9:09 pm

    Last week, three of the world’s best climbers died in an avalanche on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. It sent shockwaves through the outdoor industry and the world of climbing grieved with a collective sigh. Social media lit up with condolences from around the world for Austrians David […]

  • Art for Art’s Sake – Elena Silvestroff, baker at Cake Rhapsody
    by Pam Doyle on 25/04/2019 at 8:41 pm

    Name a special occasion and Elena Silvestroff will bake you a cake to help celebrate. Silvestroff is one of the original owners of JK Bakery but she and partner John Kirchpfening sold the company in 2010 and started their cake baking business in Canmore called Cake Rhapsody. Silvestroff […]

  • Avid outdoorsman and 'class act' Dana Coffield killed in Yoho avalanche
    by Ryan Rumbolt on 24/04/2019 at 6:56 pm

    Friends and colleagues have identified Calgarian and outdoorsman Dana Coffield as the man killed in an avalanche in Yoho National Park on the weekend. Coffield was one of three people caught in the slide on the Des Poilus Glacier in the Wapta Icefield on Saturday. A STARS air ambulance transported […]

  • Construction is underway for Exshaw Creek flood mitigation project
    by Marie Conboy on 22/04/2019 at 7:23 pm

    Construction of the $10.3 million debris-flood mitigation project for Exshaw Creek began on April 1. A press release from the MD of Bighorn and Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant stated last week that work is expected to be completed by October, and that final touches, including landscaping, will be done […]

  • Avalanche fatality in Yoho National Park
    by Marie Conboy on 21/04/2019 at 10:46 pm

    Parks Canada issued an avalanche bulletin on April 19 for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks cautioning that “a significant avalanche cycle is underway.” After three climbers lost their lives in an avalanche on Howse Peak, a fourth man was killed in the same week when he was struck […]

  • UCP's Miranda Rosin elected as MLA for Banff/Kananaskis
    by Marie Conboy on 19/04/2019 at 3:18 pm

    Elections Alberta announced late on April 18 that United Conservative Party candidate Miranda Rosin was officially elected as MLA for Banff/Kananaskis. After the remaining advanced polls were counted it was victory for Rosin, who won with a lead of 1,654 votes over NDP’s Cam Westhead. After […]

  • Three professional climbers killed by avalanche on Howse Peak
    by Marie Conboy on 18/04/2019 at 9:41 pm

    A party of three world-class professional alpine mountaineers David Lama, Hansjorg Auer, and Jess Roskelley were reported missing, when they were overdue to return on April 17. The three top climbers were attempting to climb the east face on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway when an avalanche […]

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