Canmore

Supreme Court Won't Stop Bunny Slaughter In Tourist Town

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

CANMORE, Alta. - The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear an appeal from a nature lover who tried to save feral rabbits in an Alberta mountain community...

So, A Polar Bear Rug Walks Down The Street..

CBC | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

Canmore RCMP have recovered a $30,000 stolen polar bear skin in the scenic Alberta town.  Around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, RCMP received a report of a...

Things Don't End Well For Cougars Feasting On Dog

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Two cougars that were believed to be involved in two separate dog attacks in the Canmore area have been euthanized. After being let outside by its ...

Missing Person Report Filed 25 Years After Vanishing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CANMORE, - A bizarre missing persons report has been issued in Canmore, Alta.It involves William Kwiatek, who vanished while working on a construction...

How Canmore Is Coping 100 Days After The Flood

CBC | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

CBC's Carolyn Dunn recently spent three days touring Canmore and Kananaskis in Alberta to see the aftermath of June's flood and she spoke o...

LOOK: This Mountain Town's Best Food Stops

The Huffington Post Alberta | Seema Dhawan | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

Canmore is a beautiful stop at the foot of the Rocky Mountains that offers great meals with spectacular views. Whether you're staying a few nights,...

Quests for Kids: Mile-High City and High Levels of Pain at TransRockies Run

Martin Parnell | Posted 11.02.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

On August 12th I was flying into Denver and still feeling the effects of the four-day Transrockies Challenge. I had got pretty beaten up, riding my mountain bike, navigating trail sections between Blairmore and Canmore. It had been just over a week since it was completed and the cuts and bruises were starting to heal.

WATCH: Movie Trailer A Heart-Wrenching Look Into The Flood

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta floods claimed lives, destroyed communities and redefined for many what it means to be Albertan, and that entire soul-wrenching experience...

TransRockies Challenge Teaches Quest 888 Some Tough Lessons

Martin Parnell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

TransRockies Quest 888 had reached a critical juncture. I had completed one road running race, two ultra trail running races, one road bike race and covered 297 kms towards my total of 888 kms. It was now time for my first mountain bike race. This was a bit of an issue as I'm not a mountain biker.

Canmore Victims In Limbo

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

The people of Canmore want answers. A public meeting regarding recent flooding in the quiet mountain town drew dozens of people Monday night, hopi...

LOOK: Somebody Was Driving Around With This Much Pot

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

RCMP have charged an Edmonton man after a staggering amount of marijuana was found in his car near Canmore. Officers stopped the car Thursday ar...

Bear Foot Running

Martin Parnell | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

Kananaskis3 was event number four in my TransRockies Quest 888. The original plan was to run three events over three days in the Powderface / Little Elbow area of Kananaskis just outside Bragg Creek. Unfortunately, the Alberta floods put an end to that. Bragg Creek had been hit hard, the bridge on Highway 66 had been destroyed and many of the trails had been wiped out.

Albertans Helping Albertans, Any Way They Can

Patrick LaMontagne | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada Alberta
Patrick LaMontagne

When the flooding began in Canmore on the night of June 19th, nobody expected that the next few days would become such a nightmare for Southern Alberta. When the water finally began to recede, people transitioned from survival to recovery. Now, we're all learning to live with it. The financial devastation is going to be incredibly difficult for many to handle. Even for those who have policies with insurance companies who are covering some of their damage, the floods have obliterated any budget planning and savings for a lot of families. We've been told for years that many Canadians are carrying too much debt. Something like this increases the burden of that weight and some may break under it.

Pre-Loaded Debit Cards For Calgary, Canmore Evacuees

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

Calgary and Canmore flood victims forced from their homes will be able to pick up pre-loaded debit cards issued by the province starting Sunday. Th...

Alberta Floods and Hurricane Sandy Deja Vu

Martin Parnell | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

On Monday, November 5th 2012, I was packing food hampers at Saint Jacobi Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York. Hurricane Sandy had caused widespread destruction a few days before and my reason for being in the city, the New York Marathon, had, understandably, been cancelled. It seemed only natural to respond to a request for volunteers.

Quests for Kids Round 8: Back in the Saddle

Martin Parnell | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

It was a simple plan. I would have my very first mountain bike lesson on Tuesday and then, on Friday, head up to the Canmore Nordic Centre to sign in for Rundles Revenge. There would be a 25km mountain bike race on the Saturday and a 50km trail run on the Sunday.

Our Flood, Our Story

Our Flood Our Story | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Our Flood Our Story

The Alberta floods have washed away homes, lives, hopes and dreams. They came quickly and did away with places we loved, mementos and our sense of safety. But just as quickly, neighbours came to the rescue and strangers became life savers.

LOOK: Town Devastated By Flood

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

Photos of Canmore show just how hard floods hit the Alberta town. The floods that began Thursday have left a trail of damage in their wake. Picture...

LOOK: Calgary And Canmore Flooding As Seen From Above

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

The flooding has hit Calgary and small-town Alberta hard, filling streets and fields, flooding basements, underpasses and parkades and leaving hundred...

WATCH: Rising Water In Calgary, Canmore

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

Some amazing footage has come from the floods in Alberta the past few days as people in Canmore, Calgary, High River and other communities capture the...

Family Values: One Family's Challenge To Make Things Better For Disadvantaged Kids

Martin Parnell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

In early January of this year, I met Glenda Zamzow at a book signing in Calgary. A week later, after having read my book she contacted me. Glenda told me that she had been inspired by my story, which led her to organize a family meeting with her husband Richard and sons 11 year old Derek and 14 year old Marcus. As Glenda told me "I really felt we should do something - we've been given such great opportunities. You always hear people say 'Just pull yourself up by the bootstraps.' But disadvantaged kids, they don't have boot straps. If it were me, I'd want someone to advocate for me".

Lawrence Grassi Blazes a Low-Key but Effective Energy Conservation Trail

David Dodge | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Lawrence Grassi was a trailblazer. An immigrant from Italy he was a respected mountaineer and guide who built and maintained many of the original trails throughout the mountains around Canmore, Alberta. Short of stature and eschewing alpine guide stereotypes for suspenders and hobnail boots Grassi was one of the key personalities in Canmore's early history. And the school that bears his name, Lawrence Grassi middle school, has blazed a trail much in its namesake's fashion. Nothing too fancy, but a lot of hard work and common sense can go a long way.

Cougar Spotted On Popular Trail

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

A cougar spotted on a popular hiking trail in Canmore has prompted a warning from experts. Alberta Parks put out a cougar advisory Sunday after a h...

LOOK: Artist Paints Amazing Portrait Of Chris Hadfield

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta artist Patrick LaMontagne - who's already been praised by the Sheens - received a compliment on his portrait of Chris Hadfield that was truly ...

Paraglider Rescued After Mountain Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CANMORE -- A 38-year-old man has sustained critical injuries in a paragliding accident in the Rocky Mountains. A helicopter was brought and lowered...