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CN makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for workers

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Canadian National Railway Co will make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for all employees in Canada effective Nov. 1. Announced on Sept. 8, the vaccination policy will apply to all the company's employees and new hires in Canada, and its wholly owned subsidiaries. “Safety being a core value at CN, this measure will contribute to protecting the health of its employees ...

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Chamber Matters: Upcoming Ambassador and Business Awards

Eleven awards honoured Jasper businesses and ambassadors at the annual Chamber of Commerce gala back in 2019. | Jillian Melnyk Photography Pattie Pavlov | Special to the Fitzhugh October is all about Small Business honours, recognition, and celebration. Situation is, however, a great deal of work precedes the party. JPCC is excited and pleased to welcome the return of the Annual Ambassador and Business Awar ...

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The first of many Readers’ Choice Awards

West Coast Cannabis was voted Business of the Year during our Readers’ Choice Awards this summer. Readers also voted West Coast Cannabis as Best Business Overall (Under 10 employees) and New Business (One Year or Less). Check out the other winners and the runners-up in our special section inside. | P.Shokeir photo This year, the Jasper Fitzhugh launched the first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards in what we expec ...

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Chamber Matters: Changing of the guard

The Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting on Aug. 3. Pictured, Robson House where the chamber is located. | File photo Pattie Pavlov | Special to the Fitzhugh The changing of the guard, so to speak, is the focus of this month’s edition of Chamber Matters. The business of business is complicated; from advocacy to economic recovery, the Executive, Board and Administrative team(s) wor ...

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Tourism bump expected as border measures set to ease

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper is likely to get a little tourism boost as the federal government announced the easing of border measures for fully vaccinated travellers. Beginning Aug. 9, Canada will allow entry to American citizens and permanent residents who are currently living in the United States without them having to quarantine. The border will fully reopen to all fully vaccinated travelle ...

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Know Your Rights: Things you should know about schedules

Ginette Marcoux | Special to the Fitzhugh Q. Is an employer required to post a schedule so that I know when I am supposed to work?  A. Every employer must notify the employees of the time at which work starts and ends by posting notices where they can be seen by the employees. Schedules must be posted at least 24 hours prior to the start of the schedule.  Q. Can an employer change my schedule ...

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Know Your Rights: Supporting staff this summer

Ginette Marcoux | Special to the Fitzhugh The Jasper Employment and Education Centre is seeing an increase of workers and job seekers who are experiencing post-pandemic stress and anxiety this summer. This in combination with anticipated labour shortages has us encouraging employers to take care of their staff and ensure that they are taking steps to create safe and happy work environments. Commun ...

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Chamber Matters: Open for Summer

Pattie Pavlov | Special to the Fitzhugh Already so soon, edition two of Chamber Matters! Remember when we dropped that little tidbit about a shop local program that can support your local business and not just encourage locals to support you, but encourage the world to know what you have to offer? So now the time has come to drop that tidbit into a full-blown announcement! Welcome to ChamberMarket.ca! Toget ...

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Chamber gets $28,800 in federal shop local funding

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce will receive $28,800 of federal shop local funding, which will go towards encouraging patronage of community businesses. The funding goes towards local businesses so they can reach the local market and beyond. “The Executive/Board and Administrative team are thrilled to be actively engaging in shop local,” said Pattie Pavlov, executive d ...

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Lemonade Day teaches kids entrepreneurship

Emerson and Ethan Gibbons participated in Lemonade Day this past weekend. Part of their business plan was to donate 25 per cent of their profits to the Jasper Skatepark Committee. They made a donation of $100. | Supplied photos Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Jasper youth got some entrepreneurial experience and pocket change through lemonade stands set up around downto ...

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