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Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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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.”
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.
NDP renews calls to revoke Kananaskis Conservation Pass

NDP renews calls to revoke Kananaskis Conservation Pass

“This is a much-needed step towards making the outdoors the accessible and affordable experience.”
Kananaskis centre of logging versus recreation tug of war

Kananaskis centre of logging versus recreation tug of war

Opponents remain hopeful they are not standing on losing ground defending the West Bragg Creek and Moose Mountain areas of Kananaskis against timber company West Fraser, but recognize it’s an uphill battle.
Traffic stop leads to drug bust west of Calgary

Traffic stop leads to drug bust west of Calgary

Fentanyl and methamphetamine were found in a vehicle during a vehicle check this weekend in Mînî Thnî
Skier has 'close call' in Tent Ridge avalanche in Kananaskis

Skier has 'close call' in Tent Ridge avalanche in Kananaskis

“The skier was not injured but lost skis and poles.”
Alberta Parks plans Ribbon Creek prescribed fire plan after deeming it too dry a year ago

Alberta Parks plans Ribbon Creek prescribed fire plan after deeming it too dry a year ago

Prescribed burn in K-Country deemed too risky due to wildfire danger last year may go ahead this year.
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