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Friday, 26 August 2011 15:20

Bat study to provide valuable information

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By Susan Quinlan
Waterton Lakes National Park
Every summer, Parks Canada staff at Waterton take on different research projects, but some may say this year they’ve gone batty; that is, researchers there, along with others in Glacier National Park, are undertaking a study to determine species type and population numbers of bats found in that region, given a fungal threat migrating westward that may prove devastating.

Friday, 19 August 2011 14:09

Boaters try to out mussel pests

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By Jamie Woodford
Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park officials are taking measures to ensure an invasive species doesn’t take over the area. No, it’s not aliens from outer space, but alien quagga mussels. These mussels reproduce at such a swift rate that they’re impossible to to eliminate.

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 14:55

Naming of creek honours pioneer family west of Nanton

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By Susan Quinlan
Nanton
With a nod to contributions made by the province’s pioneers, Alberta’s Geographical Names Program supports those wanting to pay homage to those that built this province.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 09:03

Regional temps relatively normal

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By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
Now well into July, some people are asking where’s summer, but according to Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Kulak, temperatures in southern Alberta haven’t really been that unusual.

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Waterton Lakes National Park
Parks Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new national program of exploration and activities specifically designed for children aged six to 11 and their families.

By Susan Quinlan
Pincher Creek
An appeal from Beaver mines area resident and outfitter, Mike Judd, was recently denied by the Alberta Court of Appeals, requesting an ERCB decision allowing Shell Canada to drill a sour gas well in the Castle region be repealed.

Thursday, 09 June 2011 11:34

Parks personnel report a quiet May long weekend

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By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
Past history did not repeat itself this past May long weekend, as Tourism, Parks and Recreation have reported no major incidents of misbehaviour in the Rockies or Porcupine Hills.

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