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Historic roots to be planted on Snape’s Hill

Danny Frechette stands atop Snape’s Hill looking over where his project will soon establish roots. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Jasper resident Danny Frechette has spearheaded a project to create a self-sustaining place of contemplation and historical interpretation located at Snape’s Hill. The project will come in a few phases, the first of which is the deep-rooted foundati ...

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Residents opening homes to Ukrainians fleeing war

Nancy Addison stands in front of her home where she and her husband Mark will be welcoming one of the many Ukrainian families displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Jasperites are hoping to provide sanctuary for Ukrainians able to find safe passage from the war-torn nation after more than a month since th ...

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Lutheran Church to close by end of year, new non-profit owners sought for building

The Jasper Lutheran Church will close by the end of the year. The church’s congregation/board has invited proposals from charitable not-for-profit organizations to take over the property. | J. McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Lutheran Church (JLC) will be closing its doors by the end of the year after 56 years of serving as a place of ...

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Polar Plunge for Peace in Jasper

Participants gather after each one plunged into the icy waters of Lake Annette on March 20 for the Polar Plunge for Peace event. From the left: Jack Mobbs, Nikola Vecerova, Lada Kralova, Jana Tojnarova, Kata Richterova, Kevin Balandan, Andrea Cadieux, Jared Smith, Hannah Rasmussen, Dustin Fleming, Mya Davis, Denisa Mouckova, Beth McLachlan, Neil Hall. | J.McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism ...

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International Women’s Day aims to break the bias

Staff at the Jasper Employment & Education Centre hold a banner for International Women’s Day, which took place on March 8. This year’s theme was “Break the Bias." From the left: Ginette Marcoux, executive director; Astra Fe Penas, adult education coordinator; Diane Muir, receptionist; Sabrina Kelly, adult literacy coordinator; Monica Rodriguez, operations manager; and Sarah Barteaux, employment coach. ...

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Snowdog flat packing trails around town

Friends of Jasper National Park hosted a winter trails project open house on Feb. 25 at the hostel on Sleepy Hollow Road. From the left: surrounding the Snowdog with Clyde, a friendly canine, are board member Dave Smith, general manager Heather Aussant Roy, volunteer Mike Mahoney (and Clyde’s owner), project supervisor Sarah Butterfield and board members Rob Block and Raymond Blanchette-Dube. | J.McQuarrie ...

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Construction of Jasper Indigenous Exhibit proceeding as planned

Construction of the Jasper Indigenous Exhibit is moving along as planned, according to Parks Canada. The major construction work is expected to be completed by early summer 2022, and a grand opening is planned in the late summer/early fall. | J.McQuarrie photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The construction of the Jasper Indigenous Exhibit on the grounds of the ...

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Family asks for funds to medically evacuate injured father from Mexico

Local resident Mike Dunn has suffered a severe head injury while vacationing in Mazatlan, Mexico. The family is now fundraising for his medical evacuation. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca UPDATE: Mike Dunn was evacuated from Mexico on Feb. 22 on a low-flying leer jet. As of Feb. 23, he was on a ventilator and heavily sedated at the Royal Alex hospital in Edmonton. His family was able to ...

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Jasper Food Recovery gathering food for community

Jasper Food Recovery manager Melody Gaboury in front of a brightly-painted fridge set out on a porch at the Anglican Church Hall, where community members can get bread and dairy items anytime. | J.McQuarrie photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca More than a year into its mission to keep good food from being wasted, Jasper Food Recovery (JFR) is continuing to shar ...

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A sculpture blooms at Robson Park

A lot of muscle power was used as Robson Park was prepared for this year’s Winters in Bloom project, a sculpture created by local artist, Charles Henzler. From the left: Ashley Kennedy, volunteer; Jenna McGrath, Communities in Bloom committee member; and Alicia Waller, operations department with the Municipality of Jasper. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fi ...

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