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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

Summer weather outlook uncertain for Jasper, says Environment Canada

Summer weather outlook uncertain for Jasper, says Environment Canada

The ECCC offered its summer seasonal forecast this week.
Alberta’s increased aquatic invasive species fines will be the highest in North America

Alberta’s increased aquatic invasive species fines will be the highest in North America

The fines increase starting June 20.
Food bank on a break for July and August

Food bank on a break for July and August

This is the first time temporary seasonal closure for the Jasper Food Bank but its counterpart in Banff has taken the summer off several times in recent years.
Long strides being made in Jasper National Park this year

Long strides being made in Jasper National Park this year

Superintendent Alan Fehr said that the caribou recovery program is getting ready for a running start. It is now more than halfway constructed, and Parks Canada expects to take ownership of the breeding facility within the year.
Athabasca Falls experiencing partial trail closure for repairs

Athabasca Falls experiencing partial trail closure for repairs

The repairs at Sunwapta Falls were completed within one day.
AHS gives presentations on how to handle wildfire anxiety

AHS gives presentations on how to handle wildfire anxiety

Verge offered tips that people can practice everyday.
Rural Renewal Stream keeps Jasper flowing while helping immigrants achieve their dreams

Rural Renewal Stream keeps Jasper flowing while helping immigrants achieve their dreams

The program enables 34 select communities to attract and recruit newcomers as a way of helping address local labour needs while also settling newcomers into the country.
Jasper’s labour market has more ups and downs than a ski hill

Jasper’s labour market has more ups and downs than a ski hill

Staffing shortages have affected economic growth, and local employers have reported significant vacancies. It doesn’t help that the fickle weather is a major contributor to the economy.
Flea market running alongside farmer’s market this season

Flea market running alongside farmer’s market this season

The Jasper Flea Market will run for almost the full length of the season that the Jasper Farmers' Market occupies.
Parks Canada replaces over 100 fruit trees that attract bears

Parks Canada replaces over 100 fruit trees that attract bears

There have been bears in and around town for a month.
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