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Banff National Park slashes staff positions

Stunning vistas greet cross-country skiers in the immense wilderness of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. In 1985, the United Nations designated the park a World Heritage Site. (Associated Press)
Stunning vistas greet cross-country skiers in the immense wilderness of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. In 1985, the United Nations designated the park a World Heritage Site. (Associated Press)

PARKS -- Fewer people will be taking care of fish, wildlife and the land in Canada's Banff National Park this year.

Parks Canada has eliminated 49 vacant positions on top of other job losses in Banff National Park and employees are being warned not to publicly talk about the federal government’s budget cuts – or face disciplinary action.

That figure had not been previously publicly revealed, but the elimination of the 49 vacant positions is on top of 34 other “impacted” positions in the Banff field unit alone.

Read the Rocky Mountain Outlook story.




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