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Online lessons educate public about wildlife

The tiny avatars of Goya Geller and Sam Bennett (lower left) offered huge educational moments during last week’s Wild for Wildlife program, presented as an episode of EPL Presents. | Screenshot image Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Learning the differences between a fox, a coyote and a wolf was just one facet of Wild for Wildlife, an online video lesson that took pla ...

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Photos: Discovering Canada’s Parks

Kai Pilgrim and his grandma Annemarie Pilgrim (left) and mother Merel Pilgrim show off a caribou antler that Karly Savoy, a member of Parks Canada’s Caribou Recovery Program, had on display for Parks Day on July 16. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Residents and visitors celebrate their parks with a variety of activities during Parks Day at Robson Park and throughout Jasper Nat ...

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Photos: Education Minister tours high school

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Education Minister Adriana LaGrange went on a brief tour of Jasper Junior Senior High School on June 8. LaGrange visited the school’s library, carpentry shop, food class and other areas. Also in attendance was West Yellowhead MLA Martin Long, as well as Board Chair Dale Karpluk and Supt. Carolyn Lewis with the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division. ...

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Carnaval d’hiver at École Desrochers

Ècole Desrochers students line up for tug-of-war fun. | Supplied photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca In a celebration of French culture, staff at École Desrochers organized the Carnaval d’hiver on March 11. Students and staff enjoyed a variety of games based in French tradition, in celebration of Francophone month, held internationally in March each year, sai ...

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Pink Shirt Day celebrated in Jasper schools

Students at École Jasper Elementary School put their creative hats on to create links with kind words and pictures on them. Later, the links from about 260 students were put together to make chains of kindness that were display around the school to celebrate Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 23. | Supplied photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Pink Shirt Day started in Ca ...

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Winter break extended for K-12 students

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange provided, from Edmonton on Oct. 27, 2021, an update on additional steps being taken to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Government of Alberta has extended winter break for kindergarten to Grade 12 for an additional week until Jan. 10. School authorities will use the extra time ...

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Meet the newly elected board of trustees

The newly elected board of trustees for the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division. | Supplied photo Grande Yellowhead Public School Division has four new officials following the October General Election. Joining returning Trustees Dale Karpluk (Jasper), Shirley Caputo (Hinton), and Fiona Fowler (Edson), are new Trustees Melodie Bobilek for the Lobstick Zone, Jocelyn Pettitt for Edson, Yvonne Oshanyk for ...

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Jasper trustee acclaimed for GYPSD

Jasper Trustee Dale Karpluk visited Jasper Elementary School with GYPSD Superintendent Carolyn Lewis back in 2019. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Dale Karpluk has been acclaimed as Jasper’s trustee for the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division (GYPSD), according to the unofficial nomination results released Sept. 21. No one else filed a nomination for this electoral subdivision. Karpluk ...

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GYPSD determines re-entry plan for new school year

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca On Aug. 25, the Grande Yellowhead Public School District (GYPSD) board of trustees held their first meeting about the upcoming school year for 2021-2022.  Each of the five trustees came to share their opinions on how to make the re-entry to the school year as safe as possible for all staff and students.  “While the government h ...

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Health guidance released for new school year

Ali Howat, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With the summer weeks dwindling and September right around the corner, parents are beginning to get an idea of what school will look like this year. Last year, students and teachers went through an abnormal school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  This included having to close schools, transfer to online learning and go ba ...

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