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Sending stories home

When Joerg Michel sees a bear walking down Connaught Drive, he sees more than an animal, he sees a quirky little story that will be eaten up by his readers back home.

As a foreign correspondent writing regularly for about 30 newspapers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, those kinds of stories are Michel’s bread and butter. 

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Construction begins on new school

Excavation is again underway on the new school land and, according to the school division, soon the building’s footings will be poured.

Although this winter no visible work was done on the Bonhomme Street land, plenty of work was done behind the scenes, as permitting, construction drawings and finishing details—like decisions on exterior and interior colours—were completed.

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Muni seeks input on public engagement

The municipality is seeking to engage the public on how they want to be engaged. 

“As a local government organization, public engagement is what we’re here for,” said Christine Nadon, manager of communications and IT. “The premise is that people are affected by decisions, therefore they should have their say in the decision-making.”

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Cavell to welcome visitors

When Ghost Glacier released its grip on Mount Edith Cavell last August, more than 100,000 cubic metres of ice smashed into Cavell Tarn, creating a wave and air blast that destroyed the parking lot, picnic area and lower Path of the Glacier trail.

Fortunately, the massive ice avalanche happened in the early morning hours while Jasperites and visitors were still safely tucked in their beds.

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