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Grillin’ up funds for charity

With only a few days to go until the Legion’s second annual Barbecue Cook Off, Jasper’s grill masters are dusting off their aprons and making last minute tweaks to their most succulent barbecue recipes. Participating in the competition will be at least 12 teams—including last year’s winner, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre—whipping up tasty morsels in hopes of garnering the most votes from the event’s ...

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RCMP in desperate need of guards

Jasper RCMP is looking for prison guards, so officers don’t have to think twice about incarcerating a person who’s up to no good. “Having guards that we can rely on to come in, makes us more effective,” Cpl. Ryan Gardiner told council July 16. “If the guys know at the start of their shift that so and so called in and said they’re available to guard tonight, it leaves no question in their mind when...they go ...

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Get engaged with the muni

The word is Jasperites are craving more information and more opportunities for meaningful engagement with the municipality, or at least that’s what the 127 residents who filled out the Engage Jasper survey had to say. The municipality created the survey in April in order to solicit public input on how the community wants to be engaged and what conversations it wants to engage in. The information that was ga ...

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Jasper Bears play ball

The Jasper Bears Under-12 baseball team hosted the second round of provincial playoffs at Centennial Park last weekend, attracting teams from Slave Lake, Barrhead and Drayton Valley. The Bears won one of their three games, with a score of 18–4 against the Barrhead Yankees on Saturday evening. The other two match-ups were against the undefeated Drayton Valley Giants, who came out on top with scores of 15–11 ...

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Servers to donate tips for HIV/AIDS

Servers at restaurants in Jasper will again donate half or more of their tips to a good cause on Saturday, July 20. On Servers Against AIDS Day, servers’ donations will go to HIV West Yellowhead and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. “People often tip more because they know the money is going to a cause,” said Megan Dong, HIV West Yellowhead volunteer. “In the past, a few of the restaurants have matched their se ...

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New location, cheaper rent aids Reuse-it Centre

The Reuse-it Centre has moved into the Anglican Church basement. Not only does the store now reside at 602 Geikie St., it also has a new manager, Anne Daniels. Since its re-opening on June 24, the store has seen more traffic than it did at its previous location in the industrial park, she said. The Reuse-it Centre has adopted more shopper-friendly hours and is open four days a week, alternating between afte ...

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