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Group lobbies for cell service in Kootenay National Park

Telus says park lacks reliable power sources for cell phone towers<p>B.C.'s Kootenay National Park might be rustic, uninhabited, and rugged — but one …

Canada

Food trucks, trailers can park near parks this summer

Food trucks and trailers can set up near Saskatoon parks this summer — with a few restrictions added by city council.<p>Council voted Monday to allow …

Food Trucks

Plans Advancing Behind-The-Scenes for Toronto's 'Rail Deck Park'

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto Electric Cities Symposium at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre brought representatives of major urban parks …

Urban Planning

Volunteer group slams BC Parks for 'unsignable' Strathcona agreement

A volunteer group that says it has pumped nearly $3-million into enhancing Vancouver Island’s oldest provincial park is ready to walk away from the …

Dog walkers could be leased with CRD park ban | CHEK

WATCH Capital Region District looks at whether to ban professional dog walkers in CRD parks. Tess van Straaten looks at the dog dilemma.

US parks may lose federal protection

<b>President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring a review of environmental protections given to lands owned by the federal government.</b><p>The order aims to shrink the borders of national monuments created by previous presidents, which Mr Trump called an "egregious abuse of federal …

Conservation

Toronto to get expert advice on Rail Deck Park at urban planning conference

City's chief planner says project has potential to 'completely transform' downtown core<p>Toronto will get some expert advice on how to turn its Rail …

Toronto

Parks Canada hosting open house seeking input

Parks Canada will host an open house on Saturday, April 29 for the public to provide input on the design of the new visitor centre to be built in …

Canada

Parks committee considers future of historic Bowen Island orchard site

Members of Metro Vancouver’s regional parks committee will take a field trip to Bowen Island this week to discuss two plans for revitalizing a …

Vancouver North Shore

Parks Canada in P.E.I. preparing for a busy season

'We're definitely going to have an influx of visitors this year'<p>P.E.I. National Park has hired more staff to ensure sensitive natural areas and …

First bison calves born in Banff National Park backcountry in 140 years

For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park’s backcountry.<p>Parks Canada says the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut.<p>Vast herds of the ruminants roamed the mountainous landscape for …

National Parks

Parks shuttle service to Lake Louise planned

Parks Canada plans to have a free shuttle service between Banff and Lake Louise this summer, as well as the Minnewanka Loop, to deal with anticipated …

Canada

Chamber frustrated by Parks temporary housing solution

The wood lot, across from Old Fort Point Road will soon house 36 Parks Canada staff. According to Parks Canada the housing is temporary. P. Clarke …

Housing

Parks Canada plans prescribed fire in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Canada says it plans to light 2,200 hectares in a prescribed fire in Waterton, Alta., on Thursday.

Canada

ORCA says plan for Castle is full of opportunity for MD

Albi Sole of the Calgary-based Outdoor Council of Canada presented to MD councillors during the regular meeting on April 11.

Canada

Parks Canada seeks home in Louisbourg

Parks Canada employees Maria O’Hearn and Coady Slaunwhite stand in front of the old administration building that has served the Cape Breton field …

Canadian National Parks

Sunshine Village urges public to join parking fight against Parks Canada

Three years after it lost a court battle over parking restrictions, Sunshine Village Ski Resort is going back to court and this time it’s asking the …

Canada

Parks Canada pushing aheadin spite of public opposition - The Lethbridge Herald - News and Sports from around Lethbridge

By Letter to the Editor on April 15, 2017.<p>Despite overwhelming opposition from the public, Parks Canada intends to continue with plans to build a …

Canada

Grizzly bear activity leads Alberta Parks to close campground in the Kananaskis

Alberta Parks have closed the Rummel Lake Winter Backcountry campground early this year due to concerns over grizzly bear activity.<p>The campground is …

The battle for Bears Ears, the park Republicans want Trump to erase

Indigenous groups proposed it. Obama created it. Utah Republicans want it back.<p>Standing on a ledge near the top of Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah, …

National Parks

Parks 'to be run by charities' under plans backed by the National Trust

Parks will be removed from the control of councils and run by charities under plans backed by the National Trust to stop them closing and falling into disrepair.<p>Earlier this year MPs warned that parks risked returning to the neglect of the Eighties and Nineties because of budget cuts, with many …

NHS

How Climate Change Could Ravage America’s National Parks, In 7 Ominous Posters

The artist Hannah Rothstein reimagines classic WPA posters for a world wracked by drought, flooding, fires, and pollution.<p>The WPA-era posters advertising American National Parks are classic graphic design. Inspired by the present-day government’s policies on climate change, artist Hannah Rothstein …

National Parks

Parks Canada’s Learn to Camp program helps rookie campers learn the ropes

Parks Canada's Learn to Camp program helps introduce first-time campers to the great outdoors.

Canada

Russ Wyatt Blasts New City Report On Winnipeg Parks

WINNIPEG – A new report from the City of Winnipeg says 10 per cent of our public parks are in need of serious repairs or replacements.<p>The report …

Urban Planning

Metro Vancouver celebrates 50 years of regional parks

It was a hotspot for Langley families to enjoy a cool dip, long before it was established as a regional park.<p>Known at the time as Aldergrove Beach, …

Saskatoon students one step closer to winning Canada-wide national parks contest

St. Maria Goretti Community School is currently in 3rd place in Parks Canada competition<p>Your vote could help send a Saskatoon Grade 8 class to Nova …

Natural playgrounds proposed for two Kitchener parks

'We want to get kids outside,' Evergreen official says<p>A national not-for-profit organization wants to get public input on developing natural …

Chile Creates 11 Million Acres Of New National Parks

Over 4,450,000 hectares (11 million acres) of private land and wildlands are now under protection in the insanely pretty region of Chile, ranging …

New Manitoba national park announced in 2017 budget home to white cliffs, turquoise lake

Protected Lowlands area would encompass northern shores of Lake Winnipeg, areas near Grand Rapids<p>Dramatic limestone cliffs, an aquamarine lake and …

National Parks