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Rendezvous returns to Jasper

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With the provincial government dubbing March as “Alberta Francophonie Month,” local dignitaries and the Associations Canadienne française de l’Alberta (ACFA) gathered at Jasper’s École Desrochers. A crowd of teachers and children looked on, as the school raised the Franco-Albertan flag, joining the Canadian flag high in the air. Alberta Francophonie Month runs concurr ...

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Rendezvous returns March 1

        Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca   All are welcome to celebrate with Jasper’s francophone community as Rendezvous returns in March. It begins with a flag raising at Jasper Junior Senior High School at 11:15 a.m. on March 1, which, if the ink is coming off the newspaper and staining your hands, is today. The flight of the flag is a symbol of the struggle and the success ...

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Re: Parks evicting 33-year resident

Dear editor, It is unbelievable that a resident of 33 years or even longer has been so needlessly targeted by Parks as they have absolutely every right to reside in the community they have supported for so long and totally deserve the right to reside. My letter supports all those long-time residents of Jasper and their need to reside, especially those that are now being unjustly targeted by Parks Canada. Wh ...

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The dog days of winter on Pyramid Lake

No stranger to Pyramid Lake, Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding toured around the lake last weekend for its ninth straight year as part of Jasper in January, as temperatures dropped and flecks of snow dusted the resort with skaters in the distance. Amanda Sinclair, Cold Fire Creek (CFC) Dogsledding owner and operator says the company has averaged between 80-100 people per weekend this Jasper in January. Sinclair f ...

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Grey wolves found feasting in Jasper

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A lucky group of tourists witnesses nature at its finest, as a pack of grey wolves feasted on a bull elk in east Jasper National Park. Maligne Adventures guide Karlee Grondin spotted four wolves around Morro Cliffs with a tour in late December, and she hoped her Jan. 4 tour group would be lucky too. “When we were passing Talbot Lake I noticed there was some birds acro ...

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A talented culture

Jordyn McKinley and Caitlin Cooper of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s talent and culture division presented Jasper Food Bank Society president Ginette Marcoux with a cheque for $550 and a number of items collected from staff at the hotel on Jan. 11. ...

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Funding Friday

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Robinsons Foods spread around $10,000 to celebrate their tenth year of supporting local non-profit groups. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives, Jasper Curling Club, the Jasper High School Scholarship Fund, the Jasper Elementary Cross-Country Ski Program, the Jasper Seniors Society, the Glaciers Football Club, the Jasper Canada Day Committee, the Ecole Desrochers ...

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Jasper food bank hopes for donation adjustment

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Though short on some items, the Jasper Food Bank has an excess of foods the organization simply can’t use. Food bank president Ginette Marcoux says while the organization is thankful for every donation it receives, there is a way to put your donations to the test before drop off. “Food banks follow the Canada Food Guide,” says Marcoux. “Because the food guide is most ...

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Hatto returns from ‘Hazel’s Helper’ hike

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Having hiked some  600 kilometres around the United Kingdom’s South West Coast Path, Hazel’s Helper has returned home to Jasper. Calling his trek “Poppa’s adventure,” David Hatto says he spent Apr. 26 to Jul. 16, 2017 soul searching and raising awareness of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Hatto lost his granddaughter to SIDS in August 2014. “I felt re ...

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Museum plans Mountjoy rock garden

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Adding to its own history, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum has unveiled its donor wall. But the biggest news might be the addition of a brand new exhibit. In the same week the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society completed the installation of its donor wall, the society announced the addition of a geological exhibit. The exhibit will honour Eric Mountjoy, a prolific Cana ...

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