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Renowned wildlife artist to host reception in Jasper

International wildlife artist Tammy Taylor is acclaimed for her attention to detail in her paintings. She will be at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum on April 9 at a reception. | J.McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca International wildlife artist Tammy Taylor remembers sitting on her grandma’s knee when she was just four years old as the two drew pictur ...

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Ammolite becoming Alberta’s official gemstone

Brian Stevens and Dina Virlas, owners of Timberwolf Rocky Mountain Emporium, show one of the store’s vibrant ammolite specimens on display. In addition, the business carries a huge selection of ammolite jewelery including rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. | J.McQuarrie photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca As ammolite is set to become Alberta’s official g ...

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Jasper Pride & Ski Festival to feature diversity of events

Skiers take part in the Pride Flag ski run at Marmot Basin during the Jasper Pride Festival on April 24, 2021. | Marmot Basin photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Drag shows, helicopter tours and the only gay ski week in the Canadian Rockies: those are just a few of the events planned for this year’s Jasper Pride & Ski Festival. Running April 1-10, the fest ...

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Residents opening homes to Ukrainians fleeing war

Nancy Addison stands in front of her home where she and her husband Mark will be welcoming one of the many Ukrainian families displaced by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Jasperites are hoping to provide sanctuary for Ukrainians able to find safe passage from the war-torn nation after more than a month since th ...

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Business owners voice frustrations over patio guidelines

Restaurant owner Michael Cassio speaks to council at a special meeting on March 29. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca A working group will be created to study the use of public space for commercial use as businesses express worry over the new patio guidelines. A special meeting was held by council on March 29 to receive feedback from the comm ...

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Lutheran Church to close by end of year, new non-profit owners sought for building

The Jasper Lutheran Church will close by the end of the year. The church’s congregation/board has invited proposals from charitable not-for-profit organizations to take over the property. | J. McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Lutheran Church (JLC) will be closing its doors by the end of the year after 56 years of serving as a place of ...

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Hinton RCMP investigate stolen snowmobile and trailer

Photograph of snowmobile. | RCMP photo Hinton RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a stolen snowmobile and trailer. These items were stolen from a turn out on the north side of Highway 16, approximately 1.5 kilometres east of Folding Mountain Brewery, during the night of March 27. The snowmobile is described as: 2018 Yamaha Sidewinder Snowmobile (grey).It has an Alpha One mono rail and track (uniq ...

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Guidebook offers info on fishing spots in Rockies

Joey Ambrosi has been fishing and hiking nearly all his life. The second edition of Ambrosi’s book, “Fishing the Canadian Rockies,” is a comprehensive guide to lakes, rivers and streams on both sides of the Continental Divide. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Fishing can be relaxing, it can be exciting, it can be a great way to grab a meal. Just ...

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Spring melt may cause closures on Icefields Parkway and Maligne Road

There may be potential closures on the Icefields Parkway and Maligne Road due to spring avalanche conditions. | Parks Canada photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca UPDATE: The Icefields Parkway from Parker Ridge to Saskatchewan Crossing and Maligne Road at Watchtower are closed due to increased avalanche risk and control work. The anticipated reopening is late evening on Tuesday, March 29. Temporary closu ...

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Indigenous tourism gets $1.3 million investment

Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The federal government has invested $1.3 million to strengthen the Indigenous tourism sector and showcase Alberta as a premiere Indigenous tourism destination in Canada. Out of this amount, $843,000 supports Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s five-year strategy and action plan to assist Alberta’s Indigenous tourism operators adapt to ma ...

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