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Looking Back: 10 years since Jasperites dominated 24 Hours of Adrenaline in Canmore

Jasper’s Source for Sports team captured first place in the five person competition in the 2010 competition for the second year in a row with 25 laps. The team consisted of Matt Staneland, Victor Vassallo, Sean Smith, Jason Backman and Manu Loir Mongazon. Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca A decade ago, about 50 competitors from Jasper rolled into Canmore for the 2010 24 Hours of Adrenalin, taking home ...

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Looking back: 10 years since the Pyramid Stables explosion

File photos, Jasper Fitzhugh Ten years ago, a catastrophic explosion destroyed the staff accommodation building at Pyramid Riding Stables, sending ten people to hospital. It was July 17, 2010, at about 11:20 p.m. when the blast occurred, blowing the roof and three walls off of the staff accommodation building, and throwing seven individuals out of the building. Two people were rescued by firefighters and an ...

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A century of service: Jasper Legion celebrates 100th anniversary

To celebrate the 100th anniversary, the Legion is holding a Gala/Mess Dinner on November 2 Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Jasper’s branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has been at the heart of the community for 100 years. The Legion supports veterans and their families, and is a welcoming hub for all with its family-friendly pub, community events and concerts. Through the Stand Easy lounge, restauran ...

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Mayor Richard Ireland to seek re-election

After months of speculation Mayor Richard Ireland confirmed he will run for re-election if he is nominated. "I will inform you today that if I am nominated I will accept the nomination to run in the next election," said Ireland to a roomful of applause. Several councillors were quick to congratulate him after he made his statement at the end of a council meeting on Aug. 15. Ireland was first elected mayor i ...

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Man charged for leaving dog in hot vehicle

A 46-year-old man faces charges under the Animal Protection Act after leaving his dog unattended in a hot truck on July 31. Around 6 p.m. police received multiple calls about a dog being locked in a hot truck on Connaught Drive. Upon arrival RCMP Const. Patrick Vallee saw that the windows were rolled up and the dog didn’t have access to any water. Noticing the sunroof was open he was able to use the opening ...

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Playgrounds temporarily closed

Several playgrounds and parks will be temporarily closed for maintenance, according the municipality’s website. Firemen’s Park will be closed until further notice and specific structures in other playgrounds will also be temporarily closed, including the climbing wall at Centennial Park. For more information visit the municipality’s website or contact the Operations Department at 780-852-3040. ...

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Tour of Alberta announces race route

In less than a month’s time some of the best cyclists in the world will descend on Jasper to compete in the first stage of the Tour of Alberta on Sept. 1. Organizers recently confirmed the race will begin in front of the Library and Cultural Centre before cyclists head out of town along Hazel Avenue and make their way along the Icefields Parkway south on Highway 93A to Athabasca Falls. From there cyclists w ...

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Waterton Lakes temporary closed over the weekend

Waterton Lakes National Park had to temporarily close its gates and turn visitors away after reaching capacity on Aug. 6. “We will limit traffic access into the park where and when needed this season to provide the safest possible experience for our visitors, wildlife and staff,” said Parks Canada in a news release. “We are monitoring and reviewing this process and will make adjustments as necessary.” The p ...

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Council mulls over new name for municipal park

From serious contenders like Pyramid Park to tongue-in-cheek submissions like Wasted Opportunity Park, a recent contest to rename the exchange lands generated some rather creative responses from the public. Among some of the more unique submissions was Grassy McGrassy Place and Greeny McGreenSpace Park, a nod to a similar contest in the U.K. that went awry when the public overwhelmingly voted to name a new ...

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Municipal bylaw infractions on the rise

The influx of visitors to Jasper this year is being felt by just about everyone, including the municipality’s bylaw enforcement unit. So far this year bylaw officers have issued 601 tickets through the first seven months of the year, compared to 576 tickets over the same period last year, representing a four per cent increase. Officers have also issued 697 warnings, a 15 per cent jump compared to this time ...

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