You Are Here: Home » Business (Page 2)

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 | editor@fitzhugh.ca 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 ...

Read more

Guide dog handler reminds public of right to access

Jashandra (Jay) Naidoo with his guide dog Elsa at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on April 10. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A guide dog handler is reminding Jasperites about how service dog teams have the legal right to access any location where the public is allowed. Jashandra (Jay) Naidoo, who is blind and works as a registered massage therapist, had two recent incidents where he was de ...

Read more

Opposition MPs speak on challenges to tourism

Conservative MPs spoke to the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce during its general meeting at Chateau Jasper on April 20. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The shadow minister of tourism and other Conservative politicians addressed some of the challenges facing the tourism sector while visiting Jasper. The Opposition MPs gave short presentations and answered questions from attendees during ...

Read more

Travel Alberta getting $63-million boost

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Government of Alberta has increased Travel Alberta’s budget by $63 million over three years to aid the recovery of the tourism industry. The boost to Travel Alberta is part of the Bootstrap Plan, Alberta’s three-year tourism strategy that is centred around three pillars: marketing, air access and destination development. “The past two years have been very difficult for ...

Read more

VIA Rail resuming most services by end of June

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca VIA Rail is on track to restore most of its services across the country by the end of June as travel demand continues to progress. This will include returning to three weekly round trips between Jasper and Prince Rupert, B.C. as of June 10. “This is a celebratory and crucial milestone in our service resumption plan after an incredibly challenging two years,” said Cynthia G ...

Read more

© Jasper's Independent Newspaper - Powered by Aberdeen Publishing                                                                                           Terms of Use | Privacy Policy

Scroll to top