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Outdoor rink to provide skating opportunities

Members of the Jasper Fire Department have flooded the ice regularly since Jan. 28 to prepare the rink at Robson Park for use. | MOJ photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca An outdoor rink at Robson Park will provide affordable skating opportunities for members of the community. Members of the Jasper Fire Department have been flooding the ice regularly since Jan. ...

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Council commits up to $300,000 for skatepark, subject to matching funds

Jasper Municipal Council committed up to $300,000 in matching funds for a new skatepark during their Feb. 2 regular meeting. This is subject to matching funds being secured from external sources. | File photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Municipality of Jasper will commit up to $300,000 for a new skatepark, conditional on matching funds. During their Feb. ...

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Council recommends funding formula for skatepark

Jasper Municipal Council will consider approving up to $300,000 for a new skatepark, subject to matching funds being secured. | F.Dragon photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Jasper Municipal Council supported the idea of a skatepark in town, but a long discussion ensued before they decided what to do about funding at its Jan. 26 committee of the whole meeting. ...

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Marmot Basin benefits from snowfall, keeps track of avalanche risk

Shaylan Crich had great fun snowboarding at Marmot Basin recently. The ski resort has benefited from the recent snowfall as staff monitor avalanche conditions and ensure users adhere to COVID rules. | Marmot Basin supplied Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A huge dump of snow at Marmot Basin kicked off this year’s Jasper in January and staff are continuously monit ...

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Marmot Basin remains busy within COVID protocols

Marmot Basin is busy while remaining within COVID protocols. Vice president Brian Rode said people are happy to be outdoors in the fresh air and get exercise, which is good for both physical and mental health. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With extensive COVID protocols in place, Marmot Basin has had a steady flow of skiers and snowboarders si ...

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Jasper athlete competes to be crowned All-Round Champion on television series

Gage Leblanc competes provincially in freestyle skiing. He coached the other young competitors with an Olympic athlete for the television show All-Round Champion. | marblemedia photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Jasper freestyle skier Gage Leblanc is one of 10 athletes soon to hit television screens across North America. Leblanc is being featured in the secon ...

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Season starts for Jasper U11 Bears

Jasper U11 (Atom) Bears played two games against Thorsby’s top-ranked at the weekend.  | Supplied photo Lucas Habib |  Special to the Fitzhugh After two months of practicing in the ‘Hinton Bubble’ - thanks to Jasper’s arena construction - the first game of the season finally came for the U11 (Atom) Bears.   As the team rolled east through the park enroute to Thorsby, there was still uncertainty in ...

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Jasper U13 Bears hit the ice skating

Jasper U13 (Peewee) Bears played two games against the Mayerthorpe Mustangs at the weekend.  | Supplied photo David Miller and Lesleigh Campbell  | Special to the Fitzhugh After seven long months of not being on the ice, Jaspers Bears hockey is finally back. Since Jasper’s hockey arena has been delayed, all of the Jasper teams have been put behind the 8 ball to start this crazy COVID season.  The under ...

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End of an era: Jasper Minor Sports secretary steps down after 18 years

Tamar Couture has served as secretary on the Jasper Minor Sports board for more than 18 years. She decided to step down after her youngest son, Nash, moved to Whitecourt to play hockey, thus losing her connection with local hockey. She's helping Shannon Hofuis learn the ropes in that position.  | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca After serving ...

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It’s all coming together: Municipality gives tour of Jasper rec centre renos

A site tour of the arena and curling rink slab replacement project on Oct. 5 highlighted improvements being made. On the tour were Gordon Hutton, buildings and asset manager for the Municipality of Jasper; Paul Butler, Bert Journault, municipal councillors; Wayne Hansen, Prologic Construction; Michael Steffler, WSP; Jenna McGrath, councillor; Peter Bridge, arena manager; Helen Kelleher-Empey, councillor; Tr ...

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