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Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Grizzly bears back in crosshairs as Alberta lifts hunting ban in select cases

Grizzly bears back in crosshairs as Alberta lifts hunting ban in select cases

Grizzly bears involved in human-bear conflicts, without young and with authorization by wildlife officers may be hunted by selected eligible individuals from pool created by forestry and parks minister.
Alberta grad makes quantum leap, bags $100K scholarship

Alberta grad makes quantum leap, bags $100K scholarship

“I was just yelling at my parents, ‘come look at this,’ and we were all jumping up and down. It was really exciting.”
New plan for Alberta's provincial parks aims to ease growing pains

New plan for Alberta's provincial parks aims to ease growing pains

Province revising its Plan for Parks to address growing population, visitation and resulting pressures 15 years after first iteration.
Arsonist suspected to have lit tree on fire in Lake Louise

Arsonist suspected to have lit tree on fire in Lake Louise

Lighting a fire outside of a fire pit in a national park comes with a fine up to $25,000 warn officials after tree believed to be deliberately set on fire in Lake Louise.
Bearspaw First Nation signs historic funding agreement with Canada

Bearspaw First Nation signs historic funding agreement with Canada

“Before this, we only had one recognized comprehensive funding agreement for the three First Nations [Goodstoney, Chiniki and Bearspaw]. The issue has been that Canada was getting away with a three-for-one deal funding us.”
Illegal campfire sparks wildfire near Canmore

Illegal campfire sparks wildfire near Canmore

“For all we know, it was a really big fire, and as soon as they heard sirens, they left.”
Province scraps plans for Bow River dam near Mînî Thnî, west of Calgary

Province scraps plans for Bow River dam near Mînî Thnî, west of Calgary

“There’s a cultural and historical aspect to what a project like this could do to the reserve lands that can’t really be justified, not to mention the environmental aspect.”
RCMP drone pilot takes flight in Îyârhe Nakoda First Nation

RCMP drone pilot takes flight in Îyârhe Nakoda First Nation

Stoney Nakoda RCMP are taking to the skies over Mînî Thnî this month in bid to better public safety.
Kananaskis logging threatens at-risk trout: Study

Kananaskis logging threatens at-risk trout: Study

“In the end, we end up with damaged or destroyed fish populations that are supposedly fully protected under the Species at Risk Act.”
Twice monthly court being held in Mînî Thnî for those who can’t travel to Cochrane

Twice monthly court being held in Mînî Thnî for those who can’t travel to Cochrane

Accused residents living in Mînî Thnî need not travel to Cochrane to attend provincial court.
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