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Petitioning Acting superintendent of the Lake Louise-Yoho-Kootenay Field Unit for Parks Canada Mr Dave Cairns and 4 others

Canadian Pacific Railway & Parks Canada: Do more to prevent bear deaths along the CP Railway in Banff National Park


Grizzly bears are endangered in Alberta, yet they continue to die horrible deaths along the train tracks in the Canadian Rockies.
Banff National Park (Canada's first and most famous national park) is a supposed haven for wildlife, however trains continue to speed through the park daily at 90km/h or more with their carriages leaking grain everywhere. This food source draws the bears to the tracks and once pre-occupied with feeding, they have little hope of avoiding a speeding train.
Last Friday (5th of October) two yearling grizzly cubs were struck and killed by a train approximately 10km west of Banff. Apparently one was a male and the other is indistinguishable because all they found were "pieces". Banff's grizzly population has once again suffered a devastating blow.
This slaughter has been going on far too long! Let's put the pressure on Parks Canada and CPR to stop these needless deaths once and for all.

Letter to
Acting superintendent of the Lake Louise-Yoho-Kootenay Field Unit for Parks Canada Mr Dave Cairns
Superintendent fof the Banff field unit for Parks Canada Ms Pam Veinotte
Minister of Parliament for the Banff-Canmore-Lake Louise riding Mr Blake Richards
and 2 others
Minister of the Environment Mr Peter Kent
CPR president and chief executive officer Mr Hunter Harrison
Canadian Pacific Railway/Parks Canada,

Something needs to be done NOW to prevent any more bear deaths along the CP Railway in Banff National Park.

Grizzly bears are endangered in Alberta, yet they continue to die horrible deaths along the train tracks in the Canadian Rockies. Banff National Park (Canada's first and most famous national park) is a supposed haven for wildlife, however trains continue to speed through the park daily at 90km/h or more with their carriages leaking grain everywhere. This food source draws the bears to the tracks and once pre-occupied with feeding, they have little hope of avoiding a speeding train.

Last Friday (5th of October) two yearling grizzly cubs were struck and killed by a train approximately 10km west of Banff. Apparently one was a male and the other is indistinguishable because all they found were "pieces". Banff's grizzly population has once again suffered a devastating blow.

The main issue that needs addressing is the grain-spilling carriages. These need to be fixed as soon as possible so that this food source, which many of Banff's bears are used to by now, is eliminated. We also demand that certain 'high-collision' stretches of the train tracks be fenced off to help keep bears and other animals away from these dangerous sections. Slowing the trains down as they travel along these stretches is also going to be vital if these bears are to have any chance of avoiding them.

Sincerely,