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Wildlife Museum looking for new home

The Wildlife Museum, also known as the Den, will be required to move out of the Whistlers Inn by the end of October and is now in need of a new home. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Wildlife Museum, also known as the Den, is searching for another location with the hope that the collection of over 100 specimens can remain in Jasper. Founded by local family Eleonore and Joe Schuurmans ...

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Alberta building first wildlife overpass outside of a national park

Artist's rendering of new wildlife overpass on Trans-Canada Highway. | Supplied image Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Alberta government is building a wildlife overpass crossing the Trans-Canada Highway in the Bow Valley area to reduce the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions. The wildlife crossing will be located east of Canmore near Lac Des Arcs and is the first wildlife overpass to be built outside ...

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Artist of the Month: Karly Ireland

Karly Ireland is the Artist of the Month for April. | Photo provided by the artist. Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh When did you start creating? I have enjoyed drawing and colouring since childhood. That hobby later took me to animation college and after that background painting for several animation productions. An interest in the arts also launched me into commercial and noncommercial gallery wo ...

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Fatal fire at Hinton apartment

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A residential fire has resulted in the death of one male at an apartment complex in Hinton. In the early hours of April 4, Hinton Fire Department was called to a fire at 137 Timber Lane Eagles Nest Apartments. Five fire apparatuses and 16 firefighters were on scene and contained the fire to one apartment unit. Despite the efforts of firefighters and EMS, one male occupant ...

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Pride Awards handed out for first time

The Pride Awards recognized four recipients at the Forest Park Hotel on April 3. From the left: Mychol Ormandy, Mollie LaLonde Lynch, Anika Lodge and Lynn Wannop. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Four recipients were recognized for their contributions to the LGBTQ2S+ community during the first-ever Pride Awards at the Forest Park Hotel on April 3. The Pride Awards is the newest addition ...

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Progress Pride Flag raised in celebration of love and equality

Maggie Sammon (left) and Joost Tijssen (right), co-chairs of the Jasper Pride Festival Society, pose with Jasper the Bear at the flag raising ceremony to kick off the 13th Jasper Pride & Ski Festival on April 1. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca The 13th annual Jasper Pride & Ski Festival kicked-off on April 1 with the first raising of the Progress Pride flag at the Jaspe ...

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Tourism Jasper facilitating creation of Tourism Master Plan

James Jackson, president and CEO of Tourism Jasper, stands outside the Tourism Jasper office. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Tourism Jasper has begun to develop a Tourism Master Plan to create a strategic and shared vision for the future of Jasper’s visitor economy. In 2020, the Municipality of Jasper created an economic recovery task force in response to the financial and soc ...

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Consultations starting soon for caribou captive breeding

Parks Canada will begin consultations for the proposed caribou captive breeding initiative in the spring and summer of 2022. | M.Bradley/Parks Canada photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca  Residents will soon have the chance to offer feedback on a captive breeding project to recover the dwindling caribou herds in Jasper National Park. Parks Canada will begin consultations in the spring and summer of ...

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Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon returning after two-year hiatus

The Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon will be staged on April 23. Pictured, participants in the 2019 marathon. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca You can do a short jaunt or commit to a longer run, but whatever you choose, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon on April 23 will be a fun way to raise money for the Jasper Healthcare Foundation ...

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New physician practising in Hinton

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca A new family medicine physician is now providing care at Hinton Medical Clinic and supporting surgery services at the Hinton Healthcare Centre. Dr. Joel Buhiire also has enhanced anesthesia skills. “I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Buhiire to Hinton,” said Martin Long, MLA for West Yellowhead, “both as a physician and as a new member of this beautiful community. I know that, lik ...

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