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Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

I joined the Fitzhugh as its Ecology and Environment Reporter in July 2022 under Local Journalism Initiative funding provided by News Media Canada.

Before that, I was a reporter at the St. Albert Gazette for 14 years, and its freelance movie critic for four years before that. I could go on...

...and so I will. I previously freelanced with the Edmonton Journal, See Magazine, and the U of A Gateway, and I was the editor at the NAIT Nugget as well. My career started in Grade 6 with an article on citywide track and field games for my elementary school newsletter. Later, I wrote for my high school newspaper, too.

My overall writing experience covers news articles, advertisements, opinion pieces, book/performance/movie reviews, press releases, annual reports, and speeches. This is very little that I haven't written already, and even less that I cannot write. I'm writing this as we speak.

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587-336-6919
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Recent Work by Scott

Alberta government declares early start to wildfire season

Alberta government declares early start to wildfire season

Wildfire season, which usually starts on March 1 every year, started on Feb. 20 as the province announced a funding request for more wildland firefighters going to Budget 2024.
Jasper National Park gives winter safety reminder

Jasper National Park gives winter safety reminder

Mountain safety means avoiding "death from above" and more.
Grain spillage from trains causing elk to snack on tracks in Jasper National Park

Grain spillage from trains causing elk to snack on tracks in Jasper National Park

CN tracks are considered part of the public rail company's right of way and it is its responsibility to clean up grain spills.
New immigration stream launching to help fill labour gaps in tourism and hospitality

New immigration stream launching to help fill labour gaps in tourism and hospitality

To be eligible, candidates must have a valid full-time, non-seasonal job offer from an approved employer operating within the appropriate industry.
Hinton pulp mill gets new owner, will continue to help provide utility services

Hinton pulp mill gets new owner, will continue to help provide utility services

The partnership now looks ahead to significant future investments on both sides.
Parks Canada prepping for annual public forum

Parks Canada prepping for annual public forum

This is the first year that the event will be held both in-person and virtually.
Wild pigs not a concern in Jasper National Park

Wild pigs not a concern in Jasper National Park

Wild pigs in the Park? “We would have seen them by now," says Dave Argument, resource conservation manager with Jasper National Park.
Walkout held in Jasper to support trans youth

Walkout held in Jasper to support trans youth

The walkout was one of several reportedly involving a total of at least hundreds of schoolchildren across the province.
Say cheese! Remote cameras helping researchers better understand wildlife

Say cheese! Remote cameras helping researchers better understand wildlife

Remote wildlife cameras are one thing but coordinating efforts with researchers to better understand wildlife and promote conservation efforts is another entirely.
Fire chiefs call for provincial wildfire strategy

Fire chiefs call for provincial wildfire strategy

The Alberta Fire Chiefs Association wrote the open letter in the hopes of the province involving the organization more sooner in this year's wildfire strategies.
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