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Rocky Mountaineer alters itinerary

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Rocky Mountaineer is altering its itinerary for its luxury trains that normally travel through Jasper as tourists are being asked to stay away. The company will be rerouting its upcoming departures, specifically Journey through the Clouds and Rainforest to Gold Rush, to leave from or arrive in Banff instead of Jasper. “This is an incredibly challenging situation for this s ...

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Ceremony for Queen’s passing

From the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion: Notification of Ceremony On The Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II On the National Day of Mourning the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #31 will be hosting a ceremony at the Memorial Park Cenotaph at 400 Geikie Street on Monday the 19th of September at 1800 hours (6 p.m.). The ceremony is to respect the solemnity of her passing, and out of respect for her lifetime o ...

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Hinton RCMP offer tips in protecting your property

Hinton RCMP are starting an education initiative by providing monthly tips to residents in the hopes to assist in overall crime reduction within the community. “Recording Your Property” is the Crime Prevention Tip of the Month. It is essential to police that when you report property stolen that you provide identifying marks, descriptions, make, model, and most importantly, serial numbers. Serial numbers are ...

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No state of local emergency required yet: municipality

The Chetamon wildfire is now approximately 5,600 hectares. No communities are at risk of wildfire at this time. | Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reproter@fitzhugh.ca “Now is not the time to visit Jasper.” That same message has been repeated by Mayor Richard Ireland, officials from Parks Canada and Christine Nadon, the di ...

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Smoke continues to impact area

A sign warns motorists of smoke in the area at the north entrance to Jasper National Park on Sept. 4 with wildfire smoke hanging in the background. | Parks Canada photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Residents are advised to take precautions due to the smoke coming from the Chetamon wildfire, which continues to impact areas north of Jasper and along Highway 16. Envi ...

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Warrior Woman facing Bears on prime-time television

Local Indigenous entrepreneur Matricia Bauer will appear on APTN’s “Bears’ Lair” on Sept. 11. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Local Indigenous entrepreneur Matricia Bauer will be one of 18 contestants on APTN’s new show, “Bears’ Lair,” that airs on Sept. 11. The premise of the show is similar to other reality shows, “Shark Tank” and “Dragon's Den,” where contestants pitch their pr ...

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Grande Cache RCMP respond to motorcycle fatality

On Sept. 4, 2022, at 12:08 p.m., Grande Cache RCMP received a 911 call to assist emergency services with a collision that had occurred between a motorcyclist and a bear on Highway 40 north of Grande Cache in the Municipal District of Greenview, Alta. Fire Services and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were already on scene. It is believed a motorcyclist was heading southbound on Highway 40 and collided with ...

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Technical difficulties impede power restoration, firefighting efforts continue

High-powered sprinkler system going up on Pyramid Bench. | Parks Canada photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca ATCO is facing challenges with restoring electricity to the Municipality of Jasper as firefighters continue to battle the blaze north of town. On Wednesday evening, power had come back to two-thirds of the town’s estimated 5,000 residents. By Thursday morning ...

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Illegal drones temporarily ground firefighting helicopters

Two illegal drones temporarily forced firefighting aircraft to land on Tuesday, hampering the response to the Chetamon wildfire. | Parks Canada photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Two people are facing charges after drones interfered with helicopters fighting the Chetamon wildfire north of the townsite on Tuesday. During Wednesday’s Chetamon Wildfire press conferen ...

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Elk rutting season is upon us

Elk rutting season will go on until early October. | R.Bray/Parks Canada photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca If the bears in town weren't enough to keep your eyes peeled, it is also now elk rutting season. That means stay alert with all of your senses. "Sometimes you might not see them, but if you hear that bugling, that's the sign to keep your eyes open that there ...

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