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Op-ed: Is this just politics?

Instead of targeting gangs and illegally smuggled firearms, Justin Trudeau has introduced a firearm buyback program that punishes lawful firearms owners. The fact is, hobbyists, collectors, sport shooters, and hunters are not the ones to blame for the rise in gun crime in Canada – gangs, criminals, and the guns they illegally smuggle from the US are. The Liberal government claims that the firearm buyback pr ...

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NDP propose new funding model for Alberta Parks if elected

NDP environment critic Marlin Schmidt announced his party’s proposal to allow private donations to Alberta Parks. If the NDP forms the government in 2023, then members of the public can make contributions directly and even purchase parks-themed license plates. | Screenshot photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca People who love Alberta Parks will be able to donate to t ...

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Photos: Education Minister tours high school

Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Education Minister Adriana LaGrange went on a brief tour of Jasper Junior Senior High School on June 8. LaGrange visited the school’s library, carpentry shop, food class and other areas. Also in attendance was West Yellowhead MLA Martin Long, as well as Board Chair Dale Karpluk and Supt. Carolyn Lewis with the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division. ...

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State of the Municipality: Jasper to co-review governance agreement with Parks Canada

Jasper Mayor Richard Ireland gives his annual State of the Municipality Address at Cassio’s Italian Restaurant on May 11. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper is one step closer to autonomy as the municipality and Parks Canada have agreed to co-review the governance agreement. Mayor Richard Ireland announced this development in his annual State of Municipality Address during the Jaspe ...

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MLA newsletter for May

Alberta at Work As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta at Work initiative will announce investments in various job-training programs to get Albertans the employment supports they need, so they can take advantage of this economic boom. Five ministries are working together to support new and transitioning workers to help them succeed in a rapidly changing job market. Labour and Immigration is investi ...

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Opposition MPs speak on challenges to tourism

Conservative MPs spoke to the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce during its general meeting at Chateau Jasper on April 20. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The shadow minister of tourism and other Conservative politicians addressed some of the challenges facing the tourism sector while visiting Jasper. The Opposition MPs gave short presentations and answered questions from attendees during ...

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LaGrange: One teaching profession needs one strong process

Recently, I was proud to introduce Bill 15, Reforming Teacher Profession Discipline Act. Since I first took office, I have been focused on reforming the process of discipline for the teaching profession. In December, I released a statement outlining my commitment to bring legislation forward this spring to improve this process in part due to the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s (ATA) statement that they felt ...

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Editorial: Don’t forget what just happened

With so much chaos in the world, it’s rather easy to forget about the trucker protests and the government’s response to them. Of course, the Ukraine situation is far more urgent of a matter and deserves the coverage that it’s getting, but it also diverts the attention of politicians and the media, both domestic and abroad, from discussing what just happened to Canada. This Ukraine crisis may have also saved ...

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Alberta ending proof of vaccination program

Premier Jason Kenney announced the proof of vaccination program would end starting at the end of Feb. 8. | Government of Alberta photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Alberta is ending the Restrictions Exemption Program that requires patrons to show proof of vaccination at certain venues beginning Feb. 8 at 11:59 p.m. This is step one of the UCP government’s plan to gradually lift health restrictions, de ...

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MLA Newsletter for January

Alberta is the place to be for people seeking opportunity and prosperity. With companies making massive investments in tech, clean energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, and film and television, our province is once again expected to lead the country in growth in 2022. The opportunities being created in our province have led to an increase in people moving to Alberta. U-Haul’s annual growth index indicates Alb ...

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