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By: Ylee , 10:12 AM GMT on January 17, 2013

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Banff National Park is the oldest national park in Canada, first established in 1885. It has an area of 2,564 sq. mi., or 6,641 sq. km. It is located in SW Alberta, near the border with British Colombia, in the Canadian Rockies. It is a dramatic landscape of glacier-cut mountains, hot springs, glaciers, and lakes.



Banff is unique among national parks in Canada by actually having an incorporated town within its' borders, a town of the same name with a population of about 7600. It serves as a hub for the tourist activities at the park, including golf courses, skiing, hiking, and enjoying the hot springs. It is also one of the most visited parks in Canada, with annual visits approaching 4 million.



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A popular tourist attraction is the Banff Gondola, which takes from the town to the top of Sulphur mountain, where at an elevation of 7484 feet, offers a grand view of Banff. There is a couple of cams at the top of Sulphur Mt., one of which I'm pleased to highlight this week!



From explorerockies.com, the Banff Gondola cam! Full Size
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From Hong Kong Observatory, the Central Pier cam! Full Size
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From TroyLeslie, the feeder cam!
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Thanks to yangshuoren.com, the Cafe China cam!
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From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam! Full Size
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From National Elk Refuge, the Rustic Inn cam! Full Size
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Well, look who came back! You are a glutton for punishment! lol
Still smoggy in HongKong, more snow in Spindleuv, the cyclone is really hitting Brisbane, but it is a beautiful morning in Milos!

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101. traumaboyy
8:00 AM GMT on January 28, 2013
Mornin Gang!! Headin to the USVI in March and May for the record...lol Gotta maintain my tan!!
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100. janetlee
11:46 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
welcome back to your blog :) hopefully it means OT to be called in.

at least yours is rain and not that ice fog we had. What a mess that created. thankfully no serious injures from all the accidents on those ice covered roads. we have finally gotten above freezing!
take care~
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99. palmettobug53
11:31 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
Who, me?
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98. Ylee
10:43 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
Surprise! Guess who got called in? :' ) Been busy at work most of the day, thought I'd better stop in and check on things! We're just starting to get some light sprinkles; thankfully, it's above freezing, so the roads are OK!

As you all have noticed, the feeder cam has been down for a couple of hours. I'm on a "borrowed" computer, so I can't see the "glitch" cams. Surfers Paradise looks flooded!

Sandi, didn't quite make it to four days off! :' )

Janet, that would be nice to go to the USVI, but in order to pay for it, I have to work OT! Sorta a catch 22, you know? :'-)

Hi, Tony!

Bug, you're really trying hard to get me banned, aren't you? LOL!
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97. janetlee
5:49 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
BugI think you are right about the feeder cam being down.
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96. palmettobug53
3:16 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
There's a deer at the feeder but I think the cam is down or something. The time is still 2:27.

Lots of activity at Stanislaus and China Cafe

A huge number of elk!
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95. plapman
2:15 PM GMT on January 27, 2013
Good day Ylee.
Enjy the day.
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94. palmettobug53
7:32 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
Red Bird at the feeder again.

I wonder if they've thrown out some sunflower seeds with the corn?

I'm glad you can trust this blog, and I'll try to be extra careful to make sure it stays that way!

What?! No 'Let It All Hang Out' Naturist Camp webcams? I'm bummed. lol

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93. janetlee
6:50 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
You won't be back until Wednesday, that gives you enugh time to go down to the Virgin Islands! What could be better than that!
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92. sandiquiz
1:05 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
Wednesday?
Four days off!

Who will I "talk" to in a morning!

Take care and have fun.
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91. Ylee
12:34 PM GMT on January 26, 2013
Stanislaus cam is back up....

It's about time to go home; looks like I won't be back until Wednesday! :( Everybody have a good weekend!
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90. Ylee
11:58 AM GMT on January 26, 2013
Hope TroyLeslie isn't getting freezing rain!(weathersticker says 27 and mist) Might make it treacherous when taking out corn to the feeding area!
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89. Ylee
8:19 AM GMT on January 26, 2013
Good morning! Been another busy night here, not much time to be out and about the blogs! Cold again, although not as bad as previous nights. Supposed to be a warmup early next week, with a chance for rain for several days! Probably get some localized flooding!

Stanislas cam is down for the moment; four pointer is back at the feeder cam! Lots of clouds and/or rain everywhere else that has daylight!

Tony, tell me how it works! And pictures! We want pictures! :' )

Cal, Ky. has two strategms when it comes to ice on the roads! First, if they know it's coming and the roads are dry, they spray a solution of beet juice on the road, which works as an antifreeze! Then they apply salt, and sometines sand, during and after the winter precip!

Bug, that is Fat Albert's home, lol!

Alley, snow is always prettier when you have nowhere to go!

wab, I'm not even sure why the elk refuge exists anymore, at least as a method of preserving elk! Modern conservation practices have created herds all over the country, including my state of Ky.!

The river you see is called the Nerang; there's no mention of it on Wikipedia being above the surrounding lands, or the lands are below sea level. Optical illusion, perhaps?

Good catch, Rob!
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88. whitewabit (Mod)
11:22 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Have noticed on the Surfers Paradise NW cam the river appears higher in elevation then the roadway to the left.. does anyone know if that is a man made canal ??
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87. whitewabit (Mod)
11:17 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Quoting RobDaHood:
4 Deer!


First time I've seen any during the day ..
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86. RobDaHood
10:20 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
4 Deer!
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85. whitewabit (Mod)
9:11 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
The largest number of elk that I have ever seen .. must be 75 to 100 out there in the field ..
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84. Alleyoops
8:27 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Big fluffy snowflakes coming down. We did get about 2 inches earlier this morning. Temps are still below what I want to see them at only l8F, when oh when are we going to get over the deep freeze. Hopefully by Monday it will start to warm up to more normal temps for us. At least the snow looks pretty and I have no where to have to go so I shall enjoy the white while it lasts. Better than ice rain...

Have a great day.
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83. palmettobug53
5:34 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Red bird at the feeder. As is Fat Albert. (Does he ever go home? lol)

Ylee, I just stumbled across that blog, while looking for bathroom computer set up images. I just couldn't find that one anywhere but that blogsite. Why, I dunno. I've seen it before, in other places.

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82. calpoppy
1:01 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Hi Ylee! Raining here and more to come! Might have found a place too move the pond to at work. Now to find where the bullfrogs hibernate at!

Does Kentucky use salt for the roads or cinder?
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81. plapman
12:57 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Good morning YLee.
I'll be sure to spash on the sun screen before I dig a space in thr snow to lie down. The reflection from the white stuff will make for a quick tan.
Enjoy your day.
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80. Ylee
12:32 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Sandi, Doc's blog is about the air pollution in Utah, but they don't match anywhere in eastern China, IMO!

The Lewisport weathersticker is lying! We are NOT getting snow!

Rob, I get to stay over at work an extra four hours(yippee!), so maybe by then the salt trucks will have made a dent on the roads!

I need a nap.....
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79. RobDaHood
12:16 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Yuck!
Stay warm and safe Ylee!
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78. sandiquiz
12:13 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
I saw the haze in Hong Kong... I had a friend who worked for the British Embassy over there and he began with asthma whilst there. Never suffered before he lived in such a smoggy place!

The only place with any sun today is Spindleuv, but minus 6.5 C so I won't bother visiting!
Freezing rain is horrid, much worse than snow, so take care out there!
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77. Ylee
11:39 AM GMT on January 25, 2013
Hi, Janet! We have ice this morning, as the forecasted sleet and snow came down as freezing rain! Maybe 1/8th of an inch so far! Schools are already closed for the day!

I hope this stuff passes you by!
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76. janetlee
11:08 AM GMT on January 25, 2013
good mornin', is it cold out there!! Its still in the low 20's here with midteen's wind chills. I think our heat pump never turned off yesterday. Ouch on next months bill.
Kittys got an early start this morning. Sam was in a mood to harrass Snickers a bit.
stay warm~ next week promises to be better...
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75. Ylee
10:02 AM GMT on January 25, 2013
Super busy night tonight; not much time for blogging! :P Oh well, gotta earn my keep every once in awhile, lol!

Radar's showing frozen stuff, but I haven't ventured outside to see if anything's actually making it to the ground!

There's a gathering of folk at Place Stanislaus. Hong Kong is showing considerable air pollution! :( According to their website, NO2 is their main polluter, with API readings ranging from 62 to 139! No wonder the view is hazy!
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74. Ylee
3:07 AM GMT on January 25, 2013
Good evening! Another cold one today, as temps never made it to freezing! Supposed to get some light frozen stuff from the early morning hours to about noon; we'll see how that turns out!

Moon over Milos tonight!

Hi, Tony! Sneak in, sneak out! At least she didn't wake you! :' )

33, Sandi? Makes you want to hula, doesn't it? :' )

Evenin' evenin', Todd!
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73. toddluck
3:59 PM GMT on January 24, 2013
mornin mornin
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72. sandiquiz
1:03 PM GMT on January 24, 2013
Morning Ylee.... a chilly 20F with you, whereas we have made it up to tropical 33F!!

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71. plapman
12:24 PM GMT on January 24, 2013
Good morning Ylee.
The car must have been the daughter. I missed the visit I was napping.
Have a good day.
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70. Ylee
12:42 AM GMT on January 24, 2013
Time to go home! Be back tomorrow night!
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69. Ylee
6:57 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Blogs are caught up for the time being, so I guess I'll do a little scouting!
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68. Ylee
5:22 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Hi, Alley! Hope you're not wearing a skirt out there today, lol! I'm ready for spring too; reckon it'll get here soon enough, followed by griping about summer heat! ;' )

Take care!
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67. Alleyoops
5:04 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Hi Ylee....burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....its a way lot colder today with those 20 mph winds blowing those low temps around. Sun is shining but it sure is not giving any heat. Sure glad I got out yesterday to do my grocery shopping and get in more kitty noms. I cut open a bag of kibble in the garage so they would not have to come out in this cold except to do their toilet. I bet even that is quick for them today...LOL That wind is nasty. Can't wait till the warm up next week and I read that Feb is going to be a warm month. I sure hope so, that means an early spring and we all love early springs.

Have a great shift and stay warm.
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66. Ylee
4:43 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Mornin', Todd! Another cold one!
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65. toddluck
4:42 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
good morning Ylee
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64. Ylee
3:17 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Good morning! It was even colder this morning than yesterday! It made it down to 12 this morning, two degrees colder than yesterday! Supposed to make it up to the upper 30s today, which is a lot better than yesterdays' 21! Tomorrow night and Friday morning promises to be interesting, as a front will pass, giving us a chance of snow!

Cams look good this morning; plenty of elk showed up to feed this morning, and a deer is sharing the corn with two squirrels!

Wab, I've never really thought of this blog as particularly oriented toward children, but I don't care for any of the garbage that you can find in media nowadays, so I guess I made the blog the way it is subconciously! :') I'm glad you can trust this blog, and I'll try to be extra careful to make sure it stays that way!

Trauma, you don't need a passport to go to the USVI, and they're in the 80s! You can wear long johns there, if you wish, but people might look at you funny! ;' )

Hi, GG! Resturant? I thought that it was an electronics shop before it burned! Wonder if anyone's still living upstairs? Still looks kinda rough......

Tony, with an excuse like that, you could've made a good maintenance guy here at work! :' )

Janet, I've heard of the band Three Dog Night, but never heard the phrase used in a sentence before! Had to go look it up, and I must say that I'd prefer three blankets to three dogs, lol!

Mornin', Rob!
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63. RobDaHood
2:01 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Hello 2 deer!
Nice views this am.
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62. janetlee
1:54 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
You are definitely in the 3-4 dog night territory!

all the cams looking good this morning but I do notice there are no rooftop diners at Spindeuv, imagine that! I think I'll run away to the VI's, it looks much more inviting!
Take care
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61. plapman
11:53 AM GMT on January 23, 2013
Good morning Ylee.
No I don't have to start the car. I've told the Queen that I could be arrested for having care and control of a vehicle with no drivers license.
Have a good day.
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60. GardenGrrl
10:47 AM GMT on January 23, 2013
Have you noticed on the China cam that the restuarant that caught on fire is now a T-shirt shop?
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59. whitewabit (Mod)
10:28 AM GMT on January 23, 2013
only one deer at the feeder this morning ...

13 degrees ..
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58. traumaboyy
1:16 AM GMT on January 23, 2013
Long Johns installed, Droppin below 30 tonight here in the sunshine state.....I need to move further south!!
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57. whitewabit (Mod)
12:29 AM GMT on January 23, 2013
Quoting Ylee:
I have trouble putting up with the general sloth and noncaring(there are some noteworthy exceptions), so instead of working up an ulcer, I just blog, instead! :' )


Well thanks for letting us blog with you !! Cams especially the animals cams .. the little ones when they come over always want to look at them .. Always confident in knowing it is a safe blog for them to do so ..

Got down to 0.9 here last night .. 3.2 in town .. just missed the zero mark .. only down to 10 tonight ? after a high of 12 today ..
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56. Ylee
12:23 AM GMT on January 23, 2013
Well, I reckon it's Stanislas' turn to go wonky; we'll see in the morning, when I return!

Everybody have a good night!
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55. Ylee
11:34 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
I have trouble putting up with the general sloth and noncaring(there are some noteworthy exceptions), so instead of working up an ulcer, I just blog, instead! :' )
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54. ycd0108
11:06 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
Now, now Ylee:
I spent only a few years working for large organizations but I think I understand.
I liked most of the folks I met there but had trouble adjusting to what I saw as incompetence in authorities supposedly "in charge".
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53. Ylee
10:12 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
I asked that question myself when I first started working here, as this is one of the most premium blue-collar jobs in the county. Then, after I spent enough time with co-workers, I wondered, "What are they doing here"? :' )
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52. ycd0108
8:35 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
I just corrected that entry. I have never been to Morocco but now we can both spell Abidjan.
You summed the answer perfectly, by the way, even with faulty information.
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