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Wolves feeding on elk carcass shuts down area north of Banff

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 10:59 am - Trespassers could face fines up to $25,000

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 10.53.03 AM Image: Parks Canada has closed an area north of the Banff townsite due to wolf sightings. (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada has shut down a section of Banff National Park, north of Banff's townsite, after wolves were spotted feeding on an elk carcass in the area.

The closure was announced around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, and was set to last until March 14.

It covers the north side of the Canadian Pacific Rail line, between Mt. Norquay Road and Compound Road.

Trespassers could face fines up to $25,000 under the Canada National Parks act.

This article, written by Sarah Rieger, was originally published for CBC News.

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