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Heli Hiking from Banff/Canmore in the Canadian Rockies
"Join one of our guides for one of the best days of hiking you can ever imagine! With little effort you’ll be transported by helicopter up through a mountain valley and then dropped off onto a high alpine meadow where you’ll have fantastic high alpine hiking, unsurpassed mountain views in all directions… and you’ll be the only people around for miles! From the starting point, you’ll have 2 1/2 to 3 hours to hike over open meadows and ridges with your guide. The hiking difficulty ranges from easy to moderate depending the makeup of the group with lots of changes in terrain. You'll have options to walk grassy ridgelines, cross streams, observe herds of bighorn sheep a short ways away and summit one of the easy to reach mountain tops or walk up to an ancient native medicine wheel."
#travel  #do  hike  heli-hike  canada  diigo 
12 hours ago by doglord
Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventures | Rocky Mountaineer
"Take your journey to new heights with this mountain adventure package that pairs CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures with your Rocky Mountaineer rail experience. With mountains as far as the eye can see, your days will be spent flying to rarely visited high-country terrain."
#travel  #see  #do  canada  train  helicopter  rockies  rocky  mountaineer  banff  jasper  diigo 
23 hours ago by doglord
Crews respond to potential hazmat situation at Abbotsford business Official says company attempted to mix materials to dispose of them safely, but caused reaction
Abbotsford fire crews were called out to a potential hazardous material situation at a business at Peardonville and Townline roads Wednesday night.

Crews were called to the scene at around 9 p.m. Wednesday to reports of acidic smoke in the building, according to Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Assistant Chief Jeff Snider.

“They got there, they evacuated the building and we cordoned off an area so we could await for hazmat techs to come in and ascertain what was going on,” Snider said.

“A bucket full of chemicals that they were looking to dispose of within the company, so they attempt to neutralize the components and then dispose of them properly. There was some sort of reaction that happened with them tonight.”

Snider said the company attempted to mix chemicals to make them inert, but “it looks like a small exothermic (releasing heat) reaction” occurred, creating a cloud of smoke in the building.

“They’ve definitely got to have a lot of safe procedures and policies in place, and by the look of the lab in here, they do. Everything was clean and organized,” Snider said, adding shortly after the incident that crews were expected to be on scene for just another half-hour longer.
canada  laboratory  release  response  waste 
yesterday by dchas
'If we wanted beauty, we'd travel to Paris': how Calgary resisted its iconic pedestrian bridge | Cities | The Guardian
The celebrated Spanish architect was brought in to address a complicated brief. The crossing – connecting downtown to the northern river pathway and the community of Sunnyside – had to completely span the Bow River, while being flat enough to avoid obstructing a nearby helicopter-landing area.
canada  cities 
yesterday by jeffhammond
Canada Chartered Banks Prime Lending Rate | 1960-2018 | Data | Chart
See right sidebar for list of many historical economic metrics
economics  canada 
yesterday by _af
Largest Foreign Direct Investors in the U.S. - OFFI
The United Kingdom was the single largest international investor, constituting 15 percent of total cumulative FDI holdings. Canada made up 13 percent followed by Japan, which made up another 12 percent in 2017. Recent large investments from Canada pushed the Great White North up to second place.
fdi-USA  canada  united-kingdom  business-globalization  Japan 
2 days ago by areadevelopment

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