ANROA Campout

We are pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2016 ANROA camp out! This year’s dates will be August 8th to 11th. These are weekdays and the hope is that more officers will be able to attend as

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Timex Limited Time Offer

Members, if you, a friend or family member is in need of a new watch, check out the link for a discount on Timex Watches. Timex_02_16_ANROA  

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NOT A BOARING DAY

By Dan Neath It was looking like a regular day in the office trying to get caught up.   Well, one phone call during breakfast, and I knew I was not going to have a boaring day! The phone call came

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Parks Patrol Horse – High Pass – Passes On

Parks patrol horse, High Pass – the career and passing of a long service staff member By Barbara North Internal Communications It’s true that we have a diversity of staffers working for Environment and Parks, but did you know just

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District Conservation Officer Retires

http://www.thecragandcanyon.ca/2015/05/21/naylor-retiring-from-alberta-parks Long serving, community minded district conservation officer Glenn Naylor is retiring from his position with Alberta Parks this month after a career spanning 36 years. His childhood dream of becoming a park ranger came true in 1979 when he

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Encounters of a WILD Kind

One beautiful afternoon this past summer, I was just coming on duty when I was asked by the morning shift to report to Barrier Dam for a water rescue. I responded to the emergency and as I traveled to the

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The Winged Catch

The Winged Catch By D. Spencer Our Parks and Protected Areas have some amazing sights and sounds and from time to time our discipline presents us with the opportunity to do some amazing rescues. These rescues don’t always include humans,

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Tangled Bucks – A Complicated Situation

One dreary day in February, Conservation Officer Randy Kadatz received a phone call to respond to two tangled whitetail bucks. Randy asked me to hop into the truck to provide moral support and any help that we might need to

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Cowboy Poetry

Grant Kihn, one of our long standing officers, has agreed to share some of his many talents with us.  Grant is very involved with the horse program and in his spare time devotes some of his energy to some amazing

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9 Signs the District CO Does Not Like You

He refers to you as “our mascot.” Instead of a gun, you were issued a water pistol. Your office is also the broom closet. The job description in your contract includes “crash test dummy” and “pepper spray test subject.” He

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