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Know Your Rights: Rules about shifts

Ginette Marcoux |  Special to the Fitzhugh Q. Is an employer required to give me days off on a weekly basis?  A. All employees are entitled to at least one day of rest each work week. If employers are not providing a minimum of one day off per week, anonymous complaints can be submitted to Employment Standards at esanonymoustipsportal.labour.alberta.ca Q.  What do I need to know about working spli ...

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Know Your Rights: Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW)

Ginette Marcoux | Special to the Fitzhugh Q. Are the visas of your TFW employees still valid?  A. We have seen a number of TFW's requesting assistance over the past few weeks because their work permits are about to expire or have expired. We encourage employers and workers to check permits to make sure they know when visas are expiring and to take the necessary steps to renew their visas. Our new TFW S ...

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Pipeline work on track

The pipeline reactivation work through Jasper National Park is proceeding on schedule, as seen in this photo taken at Snaring River. | Supplied photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Trans Mountain pipeline project continues to push ahead on schedule through Jasper National Park. Residents can expect work to wrap up before autumn, said representatives from Kinder ...

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Chamber Matters: JPCC host annual general meeting

Pattie Pavlov | Special to the Fitzhugh Well, that’s a wrap – almost! JPCC held its Annual General Meeting on June 29. In addition to the Year in Review presented by President Melnyk and Committee Chairs, the draft budget for the 2022/23 chamber year was presented and passed by the membership present. The big event, so to speak, is always centered on the election of officers and without further adieu, it is ...

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Chamber outlines advocacy efforts, elects new board of directors

Justin Melnyk, president of the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce, speaks during the chamber’s annual general meeting at the Crimson Hotel on June 27. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce provided a year in review and elected its board of directors during its annual general meeting at the Crimson Hotel on June 27. President Justin Melnyk presented on the adv ...

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A Guide to Readers’ Choice

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Fitzhugh has brought back Readers’ Choice for its second year with the voting platform launching this week. Readers’ Choice gives our readers a chance to pick their favourite business in a variety of categories. Voting is limited to one enter per user each week and will close at the end of Friday, July 29. Readers can only vote for businesses/entities within Jasper Nat ...

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Know Your Rights: General holidays

Ginette Marcoux | Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper Employment & Education Centre is often asked questions regarding the rights of workers both at work and in their accommodations. In efforts to keep seasonal and permanent workers informed on their rights, the Fitzhugh has partnered with the Jasper Employment & Education Centre to delve into the rights of both employees and employers in a bi-weekly ...

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Tents allowed for restaurant patios

Justin Melnyk is the president of the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce and general manager of the Jasper Brewing Co. The Brewpub is currently using umbrellas, but other businesses will be able to use tents for their patios if they choose. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Parks Canada will continue to allow tents for patios following outcry from restaurateurs on how this practice wouldn’t ...

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Businesses speak against not being allowed tents for sidewalk patios

Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca A letter from Parks Canada to the municipality denying the allowance of tents on sidewalk seating created a stir at the council meeting on May 17. The letter from Parks was in response to a requested amendment to a permit granted to the municipality in April that allows businesses to operate in public spaces on downtown sidewalks and parking lanes. Parks retains aut ...

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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 | advertising@fitzhugh.ca 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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