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Coffee with the Sergeant

1:00pm on Wednesday October 27th Come have a general discussion around policing in the community of Jasper and ask questions you may have. Paul Schmidt, Jasper Victim Services Coordinator, will also be available for questions. ...

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Coat Rescue Program looking for winter wear

assortment of winter jackets and down jackets on store hangers. Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With winter right around the corner, what better way to get rid of those winter clothes that you don’t use any more than to donate them? For the fourth year running, Community Outreach Services with the Municipality of Jasper has partnered with Lolë Jasper to run the Coat Re ...

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Scarecrows are coming to town

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca It’s that time of year to put your shorts and swimsuits away and bring out your plaid and pumpkins.  With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about decorating those yards, business windows or your classroom.  For the month of October, Habitat for the Arts is inviting you to trade your plants and turn t ...

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Volunteers clean up shoreline at Maligne Canyon

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Jasper Hikes and Tours hosted the annual Maligne Canyon Shoreline Cleanup on Oct. 3. The Shoreline Cleanup usually takes place once a year shortly after the summer season as that’s when there’s the most trash throughout the trails and the canyon.  Sean and Joy Prockter are canyon guides and reeled down into the canyon during the cle ...

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Veterans coming to Jasper for inaugural appreciation event

Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph across from the Jasper Legion on Nov. 11, 2021, as part of the Remembrance Day ceremony. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Canadian veterans from across the country will travel to Jasper for its first annual Veterans Appreciation Event, which will run Nov. 1-15. Tourism Jasper initially approached the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion with the idea to show some app ...

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Jasper Treasures: Edith Gourley

Edith Gourley is a retired nurse and a former Jasper resident who currently lives in Kamloops, B.C. | Supplied photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca What is a Jasper treasure? Well, Edith Gourley’s story will help us learn what a true Jasper treasure is. Gourley is the youngest out of four children in her family, born in 1925 in Grande Prairie and raised on a farm in C ...

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Lead quackers make record time in annual duck race

Volunteers dump 1,000 rubber ducks into the Miette River for the 29th annual duck race on Sept. 26. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The lead rubber duckies won the 29th annual duck race in a record time of 35 minutes and 10 seconds due to the higher and faster water this year. Hosted by the Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society and Jasper Right to Read Society, the race began with the du ...

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Indigenous documentary being screened at Anglican Church

A historical photo featured in “Resilient: The Aseniwuche Winewak Story,” written and directed by Len Morissette and Ryan Dalgleish. Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh Jasperties will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the local Indigenous population during a free outdoor screening of a documentary. In honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day, “Resilient: The Aseniwuche Winewak Story” wi ...

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Jasper LIFE, coffee shops spread awareness about mental health

Coco’s Café was one of the local businesses that helped raise awareness during Suicide Prevention Day. | Supplied photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Jasper LIFE partnered up with local coffee shops around the town in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. World Suicide Prevention Day is an event recognized globally that aims to raise awareness and ...

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Volunteers clean up Lake Edith

A scuba diver helps pull out debris from Lake Edith on July 31. | Supplied photo Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca On July 31, 15 volunteers headed over to Lake Edith to help clean up the lake. The Lake Edith clean-up was organized by the residents themselves. Along with the residents and volunteers, the clean-up also had two scuba divers come along to help. “It should b ...

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