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Fundraiser aims to replace unsafe cook stoves in Nepal

Mountains of Relief co-founders Sherrill Meropoulis (left) and Raj Ghimire hold a picture of a Nepal mountain on Nov. 29. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Making dinner shouldn’t be fatal. That’s what a Jasper-based charity is emphasizing as it raises money to replace unsafe traditional cook stoves for families living in Nepal’s mid-hill region. With a goal of $25,000, the fundraiser is looki ...

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Festival of Trees opens at museum

A previous Festival of the Trees display back in 2015. | File photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With snow on the ground and Christmas right around the corner, it’s that time of year for the annual Festival of Trees.  This will be the 21st year that the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Museum and Archives has held the festival.  The Festival of Trees s ...

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Shoppers about to howl from Moonlight Madness

Matthew Turnbull samples some port from Stacey-Jo Strombecky at Liquor Lodge during Moonlight Madness in 2019. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca  Shoppers could very well lose their minds over the deals offered by local businesses on Friday evening and into the weekend during the annual Moonlight Madness. Moonlight Madness is an annual shopping event that traditionally takes place on the last ...

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Local Christmas Craft Fair offering homemade creations

Colleen Chalifoux of Elision Florals making bows at a previous Christmas Craft Fair. | File photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca On Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. the Local Christmas Craft Fair will begin for its sixth year running. For the second year in a row, the fair will be strictly online due to COVID restrictions and regulations. Each year at the fair, artists come with the ...

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Photos: Remembrance Day

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca More than a hundred Jasperites paid their respects to honour members of the military and their sacrifices during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Jasper Cenotaph on Nov. 11. This year's ceremony is part of the first annual Veterans Appreciation Event, which ran for the first two weeks of November. This included a series of ceremonies, such as National Indigenous Veteran ...

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Options HIV West Yellowhead opens second-hand store in Hinton

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Options HIV West Yellowhead has recently opened a store called Then and Now, located at 121 Athabasca Avenue in Hinton. This venture is a collaboration with the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter (YES) for Women. “We are very excited about the store,” said Store Manager Linda Lundrigan. For the store, it came down to funding and certain things ...

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Pumpkin Path set to become new Halloween tradition

Youth Community Helpers worked to put on the Pumpkin Path, which occurred at Centennial Park on Oct. 29, to raise funds for the Jasper Food Bank. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca What began as an alternative to the traditional Trick or Eat may become the new norm for years to come after another successful event. The Pumpkin Path returned to Centennial Park on Oct. 29 with the goal of fu ...

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Poppy campaign kicks off in Jasper

Jasper Legion President Greg Van Tighem and Sergeant at Arms D.J. Klymchuk present the first Poppy to Major Richard Ireland during a ceremony at the Cenotaph at the Millennium Memorial Park on Oct. 29. | Supplied photo To commemorate 100 years of the poppy in Canada and to kick off the poppy campaign in Jasper, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #31 President Greg Van Tighem and Sergeant at Arms D.J. Klymchuk pre ...

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Community garden expansion approved after plan adjustments

Community garden co-ordinator ryAn eSch with the Jasper Local Food Society stands inside the garden at 305 Connaught Drive on April 23. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca  The Jasper Local Food Society (JLFS) will be able to expand its community garden after tweaking its plan. On Oct. 5, the previous council approved an expansion of the community garden to allow for additional garden plots and ...

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Pumpkin Path returning to fundraise for Jasper Food Bank

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Pumpkin Path is returning to Centennial Park this Friday with the goal of spooking up funds for the Jasper Food Bank. The second Youth Pumpkin Path Fundraiser Project is a collaboration between the Municipality of Jasper’s Community Outreach Services (COS), the Rotary Club of Jasper, Youth Community Helpers and the Jasper Foodbank Society. “Jasper’s (youth) and the Rot ...

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