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Jasper’s laundry legends

Tony and Clara Adriano opened Adriano Laundry Service in 2017, and it just keeps growing  | F.Dragon photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Tony and Clara Adriano are the epitome of the Canadian dream. Tony came to Jasper from the Philippines 13 years ago and Clara one year later - each with just two pieces of luggage. Fast forward a decade later and the two have bought a home and are also proud ...

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CN reaches tentative deal with workers

Joanne Layh | Special to the Fitzhugh CN announced on Tuesday it has reached a tentative agreement with TCRC (Teamsters Canada Rail Conference) following a week-long strike. Workers had been without a contract with CN since July 23. The two sides had been in negotiations but had failed to reach an agreement until Tuesday, ending a week-long strike that saw 3,200 workers across Canada walking off the job, in ...

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Donations rolling in for new Jasper skatepark

The Jasper Motorcycle Tours' Poker Run raised more than $4,000 for Jasper Skatepark Committee | F.Dragon photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca As the bank balance keeps rising, the dream of a new skatepark in Jasper comes closer to a reality. Plans are drawn up and permissions have been given, all Jasper Skatepark Committee has to do is come up with the cash. And as Darrell Savage, chairman of the co ...

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Marmot Basin: New season, new CEO

Marmot Basin enters a new era when it opens its lifts for the season November 8 with new president and CEO Jason Paterson at the helm  | F.Dragon photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Winter is here: Marmot Basin opens today. The Jasper ski hill’s November 8 opening date was weather-dependent but was confirmed by Marmot last Thursday. And this year Marmot has a new head honcho. Longtime presiden ...

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Jasper businesses ‘best of the best’

Cutline: Jasper Planetarium and Tourism Jasper came out on top at this year’s Alto Awards  | Travel Alberta photos Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Two Jasper companies won big at Travel Alberta’s Alto Awards ceremony this week. Alto Awards recognise ‘the best of the best’ in Alberta tourism and celebrate the province’s strong industry. “Alberta is exemplified by determination, optimism and ingen ...

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Marmot Basin confirms 2019 opening date

Photo courtesy of Marmot Basin. Get ready to shred: Marmot Basin opens November 8. The Jasper ski hill's November opening date was weather-dependent but has now been confirmed by Marmot. Snow has been piling up on the mountain for weeks and the snow guns have been blasting fresh powder over the hill to get it ready for the new season. So get set for another winter of fun at Jasper National Park's only ski r ...

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Alto Awards name Jasper finalists

Estelle Blanchette’s Jasper Food Tours are finalists for an Alto Award, along with Tourism Jasper, which has four spots in the finals, and Jasper Planetarium  | Supplied photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Three Jasper businesses have made the finals of Travel Alberta’s Alto Awards. The Alto Awards are an industry-led initiative that recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations committ ...

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The Jasper weed store separation question

Spirit Leaf wrote to council this week to object to the West Coast Cannabis store proposed for 71 metres away from their Patricia Street address | F.Dragon photo Fuchsia Dragon | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Jasper could have two cannabis shops less than 100 metres away from each other. Downtown currently has two cannabis shops, Spirit Leaf on Patricia Street and Fleur Cannabis Boutique on Connaught Drive. Accordi ...

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Letter: ‘BC Fruit or Sex Trafficking?’

BC Fruit Truck owner Jonathan Deuling is looking for a place to sell his fruit this winter | Supplied photo Dear editor, My name is Jonathan Deuling, owner of the BC Fruit Truck. I'm the guy who sells fruit at the local farmers’ market every Wednesday in summer.  Our market is no longer running for winter, so I recently came to sell some apples for a one-time-only run to Jasper inside a friend's shop. ...

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