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Updated: 6th January 2019 08:26

Parks Canada to privatize operations of hot springs

Parks Canada confirmed plans Tuesday to privatize business operations at hot springs in Radium, Jasper and Banff.

News comes 1 day after staffing cuts in national parks

Parks Canada confirmed plans Tuesday to privatize business operations at hot springs in Radium, B.C., and Jasper and Banff, Alb.

This comes one day after the federal government announced staffing cuts in national parks across the country.

Parks would still own the facilities but would contract out the business operations.

Most of the 42 staff working at the pools will be given the opportunity to take other jobs at Parks Canada or apply for jobs with the new business operators, officials said.

The private operators will be allowed to make the call on admission fees and hours.

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