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Council to consider other sites for sledding besides Snape’s Hill

Snape's Hill as seen from Willow Avenue in the heat of summer. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca While Jasper is in the dog days of summer, council decided to consider alternative sites for sledding besides Snape’s Hill due to safety concerns. For years, Snape’s Hill was a local go-to for tobogganing and other winter activities for Jasper kids and families. However, in 2016, foll ...

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Council votes in favour of strategic priorities in revised version

Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca After refining the municipality’s strategic priorities for 2022-2026 at a workshop last week, council voted to adopt the revised document at its regular meeting on July 19. Council began working on the municipality’s strategic priorities in early April, when they spent two days off-site in Banff at a session facilitated by Tracey Lorenson, a local government advisor ...

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Pipeline work on track

The pipeline reactivation work through Jasper National Park is proceeding on schedule, as seen in this photo taken at Snaring River. | Supplied photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Trans Mountain pipeline project continues to push ahead on schedule through Jasper National Park. Residents can expect work to wrap up before autumn, said representatives from Kinder ...

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Council discusses challenges with paid parking

Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Council dealt with an interim report regarding paid parking on July 12, nearly two months into the second season of the municipality's program. Christine Nadon, director of legislative and protective services, presented council at its committee of the whole meeting with a recommendation and an alternative recommendation in administration’s paid parking program repor ...

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Council to reevaluate strategic priorities before moving ahead with a vote

Jasper Municipal Council will have another session on strategic priorities before voting on the issue. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Council was seemingly prepared to pass their upcoming strategic priorities during its July 5 meeting until Coun. Wendy Hall pointed out key points missing from the document. As the discussion portion of the agenda item explains, “Council’s plan ...

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Council mulls refurbishment of Robson and Lion’s Parks

Jasper Municipal Council is considering refurbishment plans for Robson and Lion’s Parks. Pictured, Robson Park just outside the Jasper Municipal Library on June 28. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Municipality of Jasper will develop refurbishment plans for Robson and Lion’s Parks after council provided feedback during its June 28 committee of the whole meeting. Aside from new playgr ...

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New taskforce to provide input on sidewalk seating

Council approve the terms of reference for a Commercial Use of Public Space Taskforce, which will deal with sidewalk seating. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Municipality of Jasper is putting together a taskforce that will develop and recommend to council an appropriate standard for sidewalk seating. During its June 21 meeting, council adopted the terms of reference for this taskfor ...

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Resident credit system launching for paid parking

The 500-hour program will launch this week for paid parking that will require residents to actively manage their parking sessions downtown. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Most residents will have to use the HotSpot app or website beginning this week in order to manage their parking sessions downtown. Residential permit holders will receive a code for 500 hours of free parking when the ...

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Muni exploring public-private models to address housing gap

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Municipality of Jasper will consider public-private models to help overcome the shortfall of available housing units for both seasonal and full-time residents. Bonita Craig with Colliers presented four potential delivery models to council during its committee of the whole meeting on June 14. The housing gap is estimated to be 687 units and would grow to 980 units by 20 ...

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Council discusses potential public transportation in national park

Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Council discussed future public transportation, Parks Canada’s rescinded private home accommodation proposal and JEEC’s efforts during its May 24 committee of the whole meeting. Public Transportation  CAO Bill Given explained there are two parts to administration’s recommendation for how Jasper can increase mobility options available to residents and visitors. ...

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