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RCMP advise safety precautions for water recreation

Parks Canada/O.Robinson photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca “Dressing for the occasion” was just one facet of the public service message on water safety that Alberta RCMP issued last week. The advisory encouraged people to wear life jackets or personal flotation devices (PFD) while out participating in water activities such as boating or tubing. They will help you ...

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Council to consider other sites for sledding besides Snape’s Hill

Snape's Hill as seen from Willow Avenue in the heat of summer. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca While Jasper is in the dog days of summer, council decided to consider alternative sites for sledding besides Snape’s Hill due to safety concerns. For years, Snape’s Hill was a local go-to for tobogganing and other winter activities for Jasper kids and families. However, in 2016, foll ...

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Ball for Love: Baseball fundraiser helps out nurse diagnosed with cancer

The Swingers' Aaron Parcels moments before cranking a pitch. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Hundreds in the community gathered at Centennial Park last week to take in some local baseball while raising money for one of their own. After spending her career as a nurse caring for those in the Seton-Jasper Healthcare Centre, it was Jasper’s turn to care for Dawn Price, who was rec ...

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Jasper Ladies Golf Tournament

A group photo of the women who played in the tournament. | Supplied photos Brenda Dew | Special to the Fitzhugh The annual Jasper Park Lodge Ladies Golf Tournament – Lena Baxter Memorial was held on July 9 at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course.  We had 40 golfers from Jasper, Edmonton and Canmore. This event is also a Golf Fore the Cure event raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society with f ...

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Local ski coach hired to lead provincial freestyle mogul squad

Jasper local Chris Peel enjoys his time as head coach of Freestyle Alberta’s mogul team on the slopes in Whistler, B.C. | Submitted photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca With more than four decades of experience on the slopes, Jasper’s Chris Peel was recently hired by Freestyle Alberta as the mogul team’s new head coach. Currently in Whistler, B.C., Peel and the other coaching staff are preparing ...

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Jasper Slo-Pitch League

Amanda Schultz of the Barley Kings points to home as the Royals' John Pelosi rounds third base. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Adam McNutt looks on as Victor Vassallo prepares to tee up a pitch. Vassallo hit a walk-off three run homer to give the Swingers a 15-12 victory over the Bandits. Bill Given of the Royals steps up to the plate in his team's 29-20 win over the Barley K ...

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Endurance athlete completes 300-km charity run through Rockies

Endurance athlete Matt Devine (centre) begins a 300-kilometre run in Jasper on June 21. The race was to raise money for the Rainbow Society of Alberta. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Endurance athlete Matt Devine managed to run 300 kilometres through the Rockies in late June to raise funds for children fighting illness. The 7 in 7 Ultra Endurance Charity Run began in Jasper on June 21 ...

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Roller skating returning to Rockies

Challenge in the Rockies hosted its first-ever Rolling in the Rockies in Hinton last August. It will return this year on June 25-26. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Rolling in the Rockies will skate into Hinton for a two-day event at the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre on June 25-26. The two-day event will feature a roller derby game, a roller disco as well as classes and sessions to ...

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Jasper freestyle skier invited to join provincial squad

Local freestyle skier Gage LeBlanc shows off the skills that lead to him being chosen to join Freestyle Alberta’s mogul team. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca With his eye on the prize and opportunity presenting itself, local freestyle skier Gage LeBlanc has accepted a spot on the Alberta High Performance Mogul Team. Skiing since he was three years old and freestyle mogul skiing by ...

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Elk Village hosts fundraiser for bike park

Cyclists attend a fundraising event for the JPCA’s bike park at Elk Village Restaurant on June 11. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Hundreds of locals made their way to Elk Village Restaurant on June 11 in support of the construction of a new bike park in Jasper. Under sunny skies, over 200 people attended a fundraiser hosted by the local eatery to raise money for the Jasper Park C ...

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