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Alberta's First Bear Of The Year Is Officially Out Of Hibernation

It's officially spring, folks!

While the calendar and the groundhog may have their opinions about when spring starts, people who live in Banff National Park know a bear sighting really kicks the season off. 

On Tuesday, March 30, Banff National Park announced the first bear of the year has been spotted and advised everyone to start practicing bear safety right away.

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Alberta's Bears Are About To Wake Up For Spring & The 'Big, Dominate Males' Will Be First

Bear season is upon us. Here's what you need to know!

Spring is officially here and in Banff National Park that means that Alberta's bears are about to come out of hibernation. 

There are over 100 bears that call the area home and it's important to stay informed on how to protect both ourselves and the bears. We're all just hungry, sleepy creatures trying to do this thing called life, after all.  

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You Can Buy A Can Of 'Banff Air' Signed By 2 Chainz For A Casual $18,500

Don't worry, it's decorated with diamonds.

If you've been longing for a can of Banff air with the signature of American Rapper 2 Chainz, your prayers have officially been answered. 

Yes, it's a real thing. The product is sold by Vitality Air, a company that sells Canadian air in cans. It’s called “8L Banff Air With Diamonds + Signed By 2 Chains.”

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Alberta's Famous Mountain Town Is Now In A State Of Emergency Because Of COVID-19 Cases

The small town has 170 COVID-19 cases right now.

The province of Alberta has declared a local state of public health emergency and one small mountain town is following suit. As of Wednesday, November 25, COVID-19 has forced Banff to take action. 

Mayor Karen Sorensen said that the Banff and Lake Louise region has the second-highest number of cases per capita in the entire province. As such, they've declared a state of local emergency, too. 

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Trudeau Just Revealed What He's Missing Most During The Pandemic On An Alberta Radio Show

He also had the cutest reaction to being asked how he was doing for a change. 🥺

At around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, the Prime Minister appeared on an Albertan radio station based in Canmore and reaching to Banff. If you didn't catch Trudeau on Mountain FM, we've got the scoop. 

The PM spoke with the show's host, Rob Murray, about the pandemic response in Alberta.

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Alberta Health Says Canmore Officially Has 1 Active COVID-19 Case

This case joins the 619 new infections in Alberta over the long weekend

As of Wednesday morning, September 9, there are no active COVID-19 cases in Banff and Jasper.

Canmore's COVID-19 case count is currently sitting at one, as confirmed by Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan. 

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