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I love my canada!

photo967.jpgSizzling summer heat couldn’t deter thousands of Jasperites and visitors from coming out to celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday on July 1. The day was packed with activities, including the parade, with Jasper the Bear as the honourary parade marshal. Many businesses, community groups and organizations entered spectacular floats and handed out candy. Canada’s birthday ended with celebrations and fireworks at Centennial Park.

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Saturday in Jasper

photo955.jpgDespite the on again, off again rain, it was another busy weekend in Jasper, with a car show, safety fair, youth bike program and road opening all taking place on Saturday.

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Fighters with a sensitive side

photo962.jpgSomewhere in the foothills of Caw Ridge, about 20 kilometres northwest of Grande Cache, Alta., a nannie goat is ramming another with her horns, or maybe giving her a little kick.  

“Goats are the most aggressive animal in the world,” says Dr. Steeve Côté, professor of ecology at Université Laval. He’s been studying the goats at Caw Ridge for the better part of two decades, and says individual goats have the most fights per hour of any species. Aggression is predominantly between nannies. “The males are cool, but the females are nasty,” says Côté.  

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Kreiner paged to Ottawa

photo963.jpgGrade 12 graduation has come and gone and Gabriel Kreiner, like the rest of Jasper’s young adults, has turned a new page in his book of adventures.

The École Desrochers graduate is one of 40 individuals selected from across Canada for the House of Commons Page Program. Pages perform administrative and ceremonial duties during parliament, such as delivering important messages to the prime minister from members.

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Shell to close doors after 77 years

After 77 years serving Jasper, Shell Canada has decided to close its only gas station in town on Sept. 30.

“[Head office] won’t extend my contract,” said Sally Madore, who has worked for the gas station for almost 25 years and has been the owner for 12. 

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Sprouting a SEED

The Sustainability Club for Youth is on a journey, and, like all journeys, there have been many obstacles along the way.

Like going head-to-head with an industry-driven government, asking that the new high school be net-zero, and having that same government come back with threats.

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July 4, 2013

Of course pipelines are safe Dear Editor, Hans and I just returned from a nine-day fishing trip. The landscape between Jasper and Kitimat was extremely rugged, beautiful and mountainous. The Kitimat Inlet is spectacular and pristine and the fishing was great. We saw whales, dolphins, eagles and caught a variety of fish and seafood. We spent four nights at Hartley Bay, home to Gitga’at First Nations. W ...

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IN BRIEF – July 4, 2013

Artists take up residence at JPL

Mountain Galleries, in partnership with Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, is promoting and supporting Canadian art through its “Artist in Residence” program.

U11 baseball provincials this weekend

Jasper will play host to the Under 11 baseball provincials July 6 and 7 at Centennial Park.

Feds invest in Edith Cavell 

Yellowhead MP Rob Merrifield announced on June 22 that the federal government is investing $596,000 to help repair the Edith Cavell area, which was severely damaged by the Ghost Glacier fall last summer. 

Museum book sale

The annual summer book sale at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives kicked off late last month. 

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National Park News July 4

photo964.jpgBears in the backyard

While grizzlies head to higher elevations for the summer, away from the park’s highest human use areas, black bears can often be found right in the thick of things throughout the season. Seeing a black bear in the wild is part of the incredible Jasper experience and they are commonly seen around some of the parks busiest areas. Unfortunately, this close proximity to people also puts these bears at greater risk. Please help us protect our bears this summer.

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