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OHS charges laid in Jasper icefield crash

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A tour bus operator is facing charges under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act related to the fatal rollover at the Columbia Icefield in 2020. “Brewster Inc. has been charged with eight counts under the act related to use and maintenance of seatbelts, failing to control hazards and failing to ensure equipment was in safe operating condition,” a provincial news re ...

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Bearhill Brewing gives First Call second run

First responders Fire chief Mathew Conte and lieutenant Kelly Dawson raise a can of First Call with Jasper Brewing Co.’s general manager Justin Melnyk and the brewpub’s head brewer, Spike Baker. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Bearhill Brewing Co. is once again releasing First Call in honour of first responders in the province and to raise money for local charities. First brewe ...

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Tourism survey reveals industry optimism despite challenges

Three-in-five tourism and travel businesses in Alberta were at least somewhat optimistic about their outlook for 2022, according to a recent survey. Pictured, a photo taken within Jasper National Park. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Tourism businesses are optimistic about what 2022 will bring, according to a first-of-its-kind survey from the Tourism Industry Association of Alberta. The ...

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Miette Hot Springs reopens to public

Miette Hot Springs, located in Jasper National Park, features the hottest hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. | Parks Canada photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Parks Canada reopened Miette Hot Springs on May 6 for the 2022 operating season after keeping the facility closed for the past two summers. Located at the northeast end of Jasper National Park, Miette Hot Springs is the hottest hot springs in ...

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JPL staff get together for 100th anniversary

Former staff marked the 100th anniversary of staff working at the Jasper Park Lodge on May 6-8. | A Different Angle Photography Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Former Jasper Park Lodge staff came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of staff working at the resort during a reunion last weekend.  Cheryl Johnston, president of the Jasper Park Lodge (JPL) Staff Alumni Association, said the reunio ...

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New alert system and self-evacuation sticker available for residents

Jasper Fire Chief Mathew Conte holds the new “I Have Evacuated” sticker during an open house at the Emergency Services Building on May 4. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasperites are encouraged to be ready for emergencies by signing up for Jasper Connect, the new municipal alert system, and picking up the new “I Have Evacuated” sticker. For Emergency Preparedness Week, the municipalit ...

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Word from the Library: Book clubs

Jasper Municipal Library staff Book clubs Are you a member of a book club? I am, and I enjoy the variety of books I discover with the help of suggestions from my book club friends. However, even a book club with members who can’t get enough of books and can be found reading while doing dishes or weeding the garden, goes through periods of ‘book club fatigue’. Sometimes book clubs need a new twist to their m ...

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Jasper Ski Team wraps up season

Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh That’s it. Marmot is closed. Winter’s over. Time for a retrospective. Like many other sports, the Jasper Ski Team was back in action this winter after a couple of competition-free springs. Skis waxed, edges sharpened and buffs over their face. In the chairlift line at least. The athletes were very happy to be back to real races. Depending on age, the skiers competed in ...

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Artist of the Month: Keenan Sillence

Local artist Keenan Sillence sits in front of his mural inside the Jasper Aquatic Centre. | Supplied photo Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh When did you start creating? I’ve enjoyed creating and drawing since I was quite young. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing monster trucks for my friends in Grade 3. Since then, I’ve been on and off working on personal projects, digital illustrations, g ...

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Mobile mammography service to visit Jasper

Credit: Alberta Health Services Women ages 50-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives in the community later this month. A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Jasper Activity Centre/Jasper Fitness & Aquatics Centre (305 Bonhomme Street) on May 24-27, May 30-31, an ...

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