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Bodies of Three Mountain Climbers Recovered After Last Week’s Banff Avalanche

Bodies of Three Mountain Climbers Recovered After Last Week’s Banff Avalanche

By The Canadian Press

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American Jess Roskelley (centre) and Austrians David Lama (left) and Hansjorg Auer (right) are shown in these handout photos. The bodies have been recovered of the three renowned mountain climbers who were believed to have been caught in a large avalanche in Banff National Park last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The North Face)

BANFF, Alta. — The bodies have been recovered of three renowned mountain climbers who were believed to have been caught in a large avalanche in Banff National Park last week.

Efforts to find the men — American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer — had been hampered by poor weather and dangerous conditions.

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One American, 2 Austrian Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Banff

One American, 2 Austrian Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Banff

By The Canadian Press

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Banff National Park (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada)

BANFF, Alta. — Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park.

Outdoor apparel company The North Face confirmed Thursday that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday.

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Parks Canada Worried Spilled Grain from Derailed CP Train Will Attract Grizzlies

Parks Canada Worried Spilled Grain from Derailed CP Train Will Attract Grizzlies

By The Canadian Press

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Parks Canada is worried spilled grain from a derailed train in Banff National Park will attract hungry grizzly bears to the tracks as they emerge from hibernation in the coming weeks. A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Baker Creek, Alta. on Monday December 1, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

BANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada is worried spilled grain from a derailed train in Banff National Park will attract hungry grizzly bears to the tracks as they emerge from hibernation in the coming weeks.

The Transportation Safety Board says 20 railcars from a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train went off the tracks Thursday west of the Town of Banff, Alta.

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Banff’s Sunshine Ski Resort Accepts Site Guidelines Despite Grave Concerns

Banff’s Sunshine Ski Resort Accepts Site Guidelines Despite Grave Concerns

By The Canadian Press

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Banff Sunshine Village ski resort is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Banff Sunshine Village)

BANFF, Alta. — An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park has signed a new lease that includes a plan for future growth — despite having grave concerns with it.

In a letter sent this week to Banff park’s acting superintendent, Sunshine Village president Ralph Scurfield said the ski resort is disappointed by how the plan might affect its operations.

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No ‘Rocky Mountain High:’ Banff Bans Smoking, Vaping Cannabis in Public Places

No ‘Rocky Mountain High:’ Banff Bans Smoking, Vaping Cannabis in Public Places

By The Canadian Press

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Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. The Town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

BANFF, Alta. – The Alberta resort town of Banff has banned smoking or vaping cannabis in public places once it becomes legal.

Council has decided to limit the use of marijuana to private property in the small mountain town that attracts a large number of international tourists and has a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high.”

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Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

By The Canadian Press

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A cougar walks across the street as an RCMP officer attends to a traffic stop in Banff, Alta. in this handout image taken from an RCMP dash camera video. An RCMP officer on a traffic stop in Banff caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera. The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar dashing by a couple of metres away, in front of a grocery store. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP)

BANFF, Alta. – An RCMP officer on a routine traffic stop in Banff, Alta., caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera.

The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar sneaking by a couple of metres away — in front of a grocery store. It shows the officer briefly turning his head to look at the big cat.

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