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Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis key contributors to $25 billion tourism goal

Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis key contributors to $25 billion tourism goal

According to Travel Alberta, 47 per cent of international visitor revenue in 2019 was generated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Controversial Kananaskis logging plan pauses after company bought out

Controversial Kananaskis logging plan pauses after company bought out

“We want to take time to meet with local groups that have expressed an interest in our planned activities and to meet with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to discuss the bridge over the Highwood River.”
Cultural burning stokes debate on wildfire defence in Alberta

Cultural burning stokes debate on wildfire defence in Alberta

“This way that Indigenous peoples have been using fire for thousands of years is a new way to go forward.”
Alberta credit union CEO told members Tucker Carlson sponsorship was a marketing tool to grow bank's membership

Alberta credit union CEO told members Tucker Carlson sponsorship was a marketing tool to grow bank's membership

The credit union is trying to appeal to those who “want more control over their lives” and finances, including people with “different” perspectives and values who have felt excluded by mainstream banks.
Cause of snowboarder's fatal fall in Lake Louise backcountry unclear

Cause of snowboarder's fatal fall in Lake Louise backcountry unclear

“Further interviews have since determined the cause of the incident was unwitnessed therefore the cause cannot be confirmed. Visibility in the couloir was poor that day.”
Skier killed in Lake Louise backcountry

Skier killed in Lake Louise backcountry

“A single member of a party of three on the Aemmer Couloir of Mount Temple was hit by a sluff from the rock face above the couloir and knocked off his feet while cramponing.”
Alberta Parks removes three recreation areas in Kananaskis Country

Alberta Parks removes three recreation areas in Kananaskis Country

The Province delisted Fir Creek, Eyrie Gap and Crane Meadow as provincial recreation areas, effectively transferring a total 14 hectares to become Crown land.
Cold weather, control work 'crushing' Alberta mountain pine beetle

Cold weather, control work 'crushing' Alberta mountain pine beetle

“It’s been a real concerted effort on the part of forestry and other ministries to battle with the pine beetle but getting help from Mother Nature with a few good cold snaps has helped, too.”
Blind skiers blazing trails in Kananaskis

Blind skiers blazing trails in Kananaskis

“You put your two skis in those tracks and start to ski and you lean heavily on the solidness and the stability of those tracks.”
WATCH: Stoney Nakoda pro wrestler makes TV debut on Big Little Brawlers

WATCH: Stoney Nakoda pro wrestler makes TV debut on Big Little Brawlers

In a macro world, four-foot-six-inch wrestler Eric Bearspaw is making a colossal impact.
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