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Bear beware: Bears still in townsite

A bear and her two cubs on a train in Jasper. Parks Canada came by before the train started moving. | J.Stockfish photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Parks Canada says that vigilance is required as several bears have become habituated and continue to visit the Jasper townsite for easy food sources. “The continuous presence of bears in the Jasper townsite, often in ...

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Writer from Jasper longlisted for CBC Nonfiction Prize

Jasperite Megan Warren was the only writer to get two nominations on the longlist for this year’s CBC Nonfiction Prize. | N.Collins photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Of the 31 writers who made it to the longlist for this year’s CBC Nonfiction Prize, Jasper’s Megan Warren was the only one from across the country with two submissions. The 24-year-old isn’t taking t ...

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Community Conversations returning to in-person meetings

Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca After surveying participants, the department of community development has decided to move its Community Conversations back to in-person meetings in the fall. The initiative, which seeks to increase Jasperites’ opportunities to participate in local democracy by providing a structured format to discuss matters important to the community, had been forced online during ...

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Down to the core: Apple Fest a big success

Jasper Local Food Society board member ryAn eSch turns the crank on the apple press while a steady stream of tart but delicious and nutritious juice flows out from it. The third annual Apple Fest was a big success. | S.Hayes photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Residents brought more than a bundle of apples to be turned into juice during Jasper’s third annual Apple ...

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Jasperites honour late Queen in ceremony

The Jasper Royal Canadian Legion hosted a ceremony in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II at the Memorial Park Cenotaph on Sept. 19. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca As Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in Britain, the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion hosted a ceremony of its own to honour the late monarch. Over 50 people attended the service at the Memorial Park Cenotaph during a Natio ...

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Elk Village continues fundraising for bike park

Rylen Wadsworth catches some serious air in phase one of the new bike park that was built by Hoots Inc. for the Jasper Park Cycling Association. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca It takes a village to build a bike park. As riders began ripping through phase one of the new bike park in Jasper, Elk Village Restaurant was already fundraising for the final phase. While the new park w ...

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Wildfire crews being rotated out

Crews are focusing on extinguishing hot spots along the Chetamon wildfire’s perimeter. Cooler weather is allowing them to make progress. | Parks Canada photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca As the Chetamon Wildfire passes its third week, Parks Canada has rotated out many of the firefighting personnel who were on active duty without rest since it began. They have rece ...

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Jasper Folk Music Festival rescheduled to Oct. 1

The Jasper Folk Music Festival will return on Oct. 1 after being postponed due to the wildfire. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Folk Music Festival is back on after having to be postponed due to the power outages caused by the Chetamon wildfire. The seventh-annual festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 1 as a one-day event. This will be the first time that the festiva ...

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NDP environment critic calls FOIP-obtained K-Pass enforcement costs ‘absurd’

The Kananaskis Country entry sign on Highway 40 near the Trans-Canada Highway. | RMO file photo Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | Rocky Mountain Outlook The NDP is once again calling upon Alberta’s UCP government to scrap its $90 Kananaskis Conservation Pass following news the province is paying a private contractor a significant amount of the program’s revenue to enforce it. Marlin Schmid ...

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Apple Fest offers tasty solution to excess fruit

Jasper Local Food Society board members Ashley Kennedy and ryAn eSch (correct capitalization) operate an apple cider press during the second annual Apple Fest at the community garden on Oct. 2, 2021. | File photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca There’s another reason to pick all of the apples from your apple trees. Apple Fest is making its triumphant return this week ...

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