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At the heart of healthy eating

While we’re focused on matters of the heart for Valentine’s Day, have you stopped to think about your heart health lately? Heart disease is one of Canada’s leading causes of death, and Hypertension Canada estimates that 7.5 million Canadians are living with hypertension, with millions more likely to be diagnosed. The good news is that heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy habits, such ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Dog

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are looking for a comedy, “Dog” is not it. All the trailers make it look like it would be a funny movie. The ads make it seem family friendly. I think the advertising execs missed their target market. Yes, there is a dog and Channing Tatum starring opposite each other, but this is not a family comedy. It is actually a great drama that focuses on several facets. ...

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Op-ed: Newspapers are not packaging

Across the world, municipalities and provinces have been moving their recycling programmes to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). EPR is great in theory and in practice. It levies fees on manufacturers and retailers for the packaging that wraps everything from the food we eat to the toys our kids play with. Any parent who has helped their child open a new toy knows that between the thick plastic that pr ...

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OHS charges laid in Jasper icefield crash

Peter Shokeir | A tour bus operator is facing charges under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act related to the fatal rollover at the Columbia Icefield in 2020. “Brewster Inc. has been charged with eight counts under the act related to use and maintenance of seatbelts, failing to control hazards and failing to ensure equipment was in safe operating condition,” a provincial news re ...

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MLA newsletter for May

Alberta at Work As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta at Work initiative will announce investments in various job-training programs to get Albertans the employment supports they need, so they can take advantage of this economic boom. Five ministries are working together to support new and transitioning workers to help them succeed in a rapidly changing job market. Labour and Immigration is investi ...

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Bearhill Brewing gives First Call second run

First responders Fire chief Mathew Conte and lieutenant Kelly Dawson raise a can of First Call with Jasper Brewing Co.’s general manager Justin Melnyk and the brewpub’s head brewer, Spike Baker. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | Bearhill Brewing Co. is once again releasing First Call in honour of first responders in the province and to raise money for local charities. First brewe ...

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Tourism survey reveals industry optimism despite challenges

Three-in-five tourism and travel businesses in Alberta were at least somewhat optimistic about their outlook for 2022, according to a recent survey. Pictured, a photo taken within Jasper National Park. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | Tourism businesses are optimistic about what 2022 will bring, according to a first-of-its-kind survey from the Tourism Industry Association of Alberta. The ...

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Miette Hot Springs reopens to public

Miette Hot Springs, located in Jasper National Park, features the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. | Parks Canada photo Peter Shokeir | Parks Canada reopened Miette Hot Springs on May 6 for the 2022 operating season after keeping the facility closed for the past two summers. Located at the northeast end of Jasper National Park, Miette Hot Springs is the hottest hot springs in ...

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JPL staff get together for 100th anniversary

Former staff marked the 100th anniversary of staff working at the Jasper Park Lodge on May 6-8. | A Different Angle Photography Peter Shokeir | Former Jasper Park Lodge staff came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of staff working at the resort during a reunion last weekend.  Cheryl Johnston, president of the Jasper Park Lodge (JPL) Staff Alumni Association, said the reunio ...

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New alert system and self-evacuation sticker available for residents

Jasper Fire Chief Mathew Conte holds the new “I Have Evacuated” sticker during an open house at the Emergency Services Building on May 4. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | Jasperites are encouraged to be ready for emergencies by signing up for Jasper Connect, the new municipal alert system, and picking up the new “I Have Evacuated” sticker. For Emergency Preparedness Week, the municipalit ...

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