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Proposed backcountry closures in Jasper National Park debated Part one: Caribou versus the winter recreational user

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More than 200 people packed into a basement meeting room at the Amethyst Lodge in Jasper, on Thursday, Feb. 28, to attend the backcountry winter use workshop, organized by Parks Canada. Hosted by John Wilmhurst, acting resource conservation manager, the workshop outlined the proposed closure of winter backcountry areas while giving the public an opportunity to express concerns. Wilmhurst faced an emotional audience as he attempted to explain the position and reasoning behind Parks Canada’s controversial proposal. Parks Canada proposes to close the Tonquin, Brazeau, and North Boundary areas for backcountry use between Nov. 1 and March 1, in an effort

Applicants may only receive a grant from the Foundation once. If you wish to learn more about the Foundation, please contact the Culture and Recreation Aministrative Assistant at 780-852-6514 or visit the Municipality’s website under TOWN HALL > Funding Opportunities. Grants will be paid from interest earned in the current year on the principal amount of the Foundation.

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“There are not a lot of places in Alberta where caribou populations can persist or will persist,” said John Wilmhurst acting resource conservation manager on Feb. 28.



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to protect dwindling caribou populations. These important caribou habitats encompass 2,500 square kilometres of the total 11,220 square kilometres that make up JNP. Parks Canada believes the Woodland caribou in Jasper National Park (JNP) are threatened, and unless certain measures are taken, could disappear from the park all together. “We have an issue. We are in a national park. Our mandate is to protect ... the Species at Risk Act (SARA) dictates that we have to protect caribou in our landscape. We have to protect individuals. We have to protect their critical habitat. It is the law that we do so, we do not have a choice.” Wilmhurst identified JNP as one of the few places in the southern mountain caribou region where caribou can realistically recover. “We are proposing to adjust the season when people have access to the backcountry,” explained Wilmhurst. “We are doing that because we have found it is an important step in the protection of caribou.” Wilmhurst explained that Parks Canada has identified five threats to caribou: • Predator/prey dynamic – the scientific balance of predator and prey affecting populations. • Human disturbance – direct interaction between caribou and people, including road kill. • Habitat loss – the loss of old growth forest habitat that caribou require. • Small population effect – the tendency for small caribou populations to continue declining. • Predator access – the method predators, such as wolves, access caribou.



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Backcountry debate continued from page 2 “It’s not about getting one of these things done and the caribou will be OK,” said Wilmhurst. “It’s about getting all five done.” Predator access is the primary threat creating the need for the proposed closures. “Wolves, the main predator of caribou, are dominantly using trails to access winter habitat for caribou,” said Wilmhurst. He stated that any packed trail, including ski trails, disadvantages the caribou and increases winter mortality. For emphasis, Wilmhurst displayed radio collar data and remote camera imagery suggesting wolves begin hunting caribou soon after trails are set. During the question and answer session, many passionate residents and Daniel Betts photo winter recreational users were eager to Two hundred Jasper residents attended the Parks Canada backcountry use offer feedback. At odds with caribou workshop on Thursday, Feb. 28. conservation is the denial of key “It’s important that the message goes out that although backcountry areas for recreational users and the attached there may be closures, and the extent of the closures is economic ramifications for local business. Many questions from those in attendance underlined the apparently still up for discussion, the park isn’t closed,” desire to explore alternatives to closures, such as combining said Ireland. “The greatest concern is the absence of any herds or managing wolves directly. During the session, alternatives.” Ireland said council understands the need to protect Wilmhurst admitted that delays in caribou conservation caribou in the park. have been detrimental. “The question is, are these the right measures to actually “We are about 20 years too late for our caribou conservation program,” said Wilmhurst. “We should have preserve the caribou population and are they the measures that are least likely to interfere with sustainability of the been making these decisions a long time ago.” Residents like Chris Garnham questioned Parks park in a larger sense?” Local resident and avid skier Loni Klettl has much Canada’s data. “The problem that I have now is you are talking about experience with the proposed backcountry closure areas, closing the majority of Jasper National Park based on which she believes have the best alpine access in the park. “You can ski up these creeks and in two hours you’re in questionable numbers, without any data about human use of the park,” said Garnham. “When do we get that data? the alpine and that’s what you want,” said Klettl. Klettl argues that the alternative areas proposed at Can you present that to us and let us be part of that process? Has that process been part of your conclusions … has that the workshop would require a sizeable investment in infrastructure, such as bridges and overnight huts. ever been part of the process to close the damn park?” “But we all know there isn’t any more money for The workshop included time for those in attendance to review maps of JNP in order to catalogue what areas infrastructure,” said Klettl. The alternatives would also require skiers to travel vast backcountry users currently use, as well as select any possible alternative areas users may wish to use as a result distances, between 12 to 24 kilometres, to reach the alpine. “A lot of us are really really fit,” said Klettl, “ but a lot of closures. While not all groups were able to present their findings during the workshop, Parks Canada assured those of us are, ‘oh god that’s too much.’” in attendance that staff would be taking all suggestions into In part two of the Fitzhugh’s series debating Parks consideration. However, those that did present believed Canada’s proposed closure of winter backcountry areas, viable backcountry alternatives were non-existent. Even after the workshop, many residents were talking we will look at the history behind the caribou in JNP, as well as look closer at the economic ramifications of the about the proposal. Mayor Richard Ireland, speaking for council, expressed proposal. Part three of our series will explore innovative his concern that a balance is struck when it comes to alternatives to backcountry use areas that may satisfy the needs of both caribou and winter recreational users. addressing the proposal.

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A rock and a hard place Parks Canada has quite a pickle on their hands. There are three elements in their mandate: protection, education and visitor experience. These elements, for the most part, complement each other, but in the case of the proposed backcountry caribou habitat closures, two of the elements are at complete odds. Meanwhile backcountry users and visitors, some of whom have enjoyed the majestic beauty of our mountain parks for decades, are frustrated by the loss. Most would agree it is important to preserve the caribou populations in Jasper National Park, but closing areas of the park takes out two elements of their mandate, education and visitor experience. Nobody will have an experience if the backcountry is closed and therefore opportunities to educate will go with it. Yet if we ignore the protection element, our less than stable three-legged chair still falls over. No more caribou means a failure to protect, and despite an outstanding visitor experience the educational opportunity for caribou will be limited to pictures or statues. Of course the three-legged chair concept only works if we are to accept that there can be only one way of dealing with the issue. Either we protect the caribou and lose the backcountry or we do nothing and we lose the caribou. Is it really that straight forward? Perhaps what is really at odds in this situation is the corporate mentality of Parks Canada and the fiery take no prisoners zeal of the backcountry user. Both want to satisfy their own goals. With careful planning and an eye on budgets, Parks Canada needs to protect while showing tangible results for their efforts. The backcountry user wants to have the awe inspiring, adrenaline rush experience they feel every Canadian deserves, which supports local business in the process. What is needed is compromise. Somehow, Parks Canada must be willing to accept that they can not focus solely on the goal of preserving the caribou at the cost of visitor experience. Visitor experience needs to be included into their planning while still working toward producing the tangible results on paper that the folks in Ottawa like to see. Somehow, the backcountry user needs to accept the idea of some restrictions to the backcountry experience, and perhaps even be prepared to, in some yet to be determined capacity, participate in Parks Canada’s protection mandate. To be successful neither party can maintain an uncompromising position or something important and wonderful will be lost. We’ve heard people say that Parks Canada has already made their decision and that the workshop and public engagement process is nothing more than public relations. Here is an opportunity for Parks Canada to truly change that perception. Parks Canada may need a push in the right direction and the best way to do that is to keep the conversation going. This issue is far to important to not maintain public engagement. Let’s keep talking. OUR LETTERS POLICY: The Fitzhugh welcomes complaints, praise, damnation and any other form of response to what you read in our newspaper. Diverse and varied opinions are welcome. Letters can be submitted by email, fax, snail mail or in person to our offices at 626 Connaught Drive. The Fitzhugh reserves the right to accept or refuse any or all material submitted for publication and maintains the right to exercise discretion in these matters. The Fitzhugh reserves the right to edit all submissions for libel, length, content and style. Please limit letters to 400 words. Letters must include your name and phone number or email, for verification purposes. We do not publish Anonymous Letters nor do we publish letters of Thanks, Gratitude or Congratulations to individuals or organizations as Letters to the Editor.

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The final act Dear Editor, The play is a tragedy, a calamitous, tangled web of conservation and winter use. The Winter User is standing in the dusty, dimly lit wings on the stage of the Jasper Multipurpose Hall, waiting for the Final Act. Shattered beyond words they are forced to say their final farewells to favourite ski haunts; Maligne, Tonquin and Poboktan...old, intriguing names that conjure up intrepid explorers and hardships. Back country skiing, old faithful ski trails, log huts, friendly mountains, beckoning valleys and snow-covered slopes will soon be but a painful, distant memory in JNP. The heavy black curtain opens, the Final Act is about to commence. It is now our turn. The packed house is quiet, except for the odd sniff and cough. We step out from behind the wings on cue and walk with bowed heads toward the Sacrificial Caribou Altar on centre stage that has been draped in a Canadian flag. Reluctantly, we lay down on the altar; lights dim, spot light shines down, mercilessly blinding...drum roll, deadly silence. We feel a searing, red hot heat. With a mighty, swift thrust; Parks Canada reaches into our chests and pulls out our hearts, still beating! Triumphant...holding it high above the stage, blood streaming down; the arm of preservation, the arm of conservation, the arm of Species at Risk. Proudly, defiantly, displaying to the audience, Canadians, the World that PC has done something to save the caribou. The heavy, black curtain closes with finality, the house lights come on and the audience files solemnly out of the Jasper Multipurpose Hall feeling pretty good

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about themselves, nodding their heads and murmuring in consent that this time PC has really, about time, done something to save the caribou. However, there was one fellow that was feeling somewhat odd, disconcerted about the whole scene that he had just witnessed. Something isn’t right. He pauses at the door; an intangible force compels him to turn around. He walks back to the stage, parts the curtain and stares with horror into the mutilated chest of the Winter User. His gaze is drawn deep into the cavern where a heart used to beat... he witnesses doubt, betrayal, confusion, loss of lifetime memories, connections to family, friends, the Park, history obliterated. He is then hit with a shockwave that explodes out of the chest cavity...piercing shrapnel of ultimate sadness from all the Winter Users that have sacrificed their innocent, simplistic pleasure of snow travel. His eyes widen, he peers closer and sees a caribou watching him from behind a forest of ribs. Curious brown eyes reflecting the incredible odds they are up against; a seemingly frail, unadaptable species trying to survive in a world of climate change, world economics and human recreational interests. An intricate, losing crusade that is so emotionally entwined with the Winter User. The man peering in blinks... the caribou has vanished from behind the forest of ribs. The man is stunned, devastated, and aghast as realization, understanding floods in; he sinks down on the stage floor in despair, head in hands; weeps for all that is lost and laments if the Winter User’s sacrifice will make any difference in the caribou’s survival. A doomed, star crossed, shared love affair of snowy, open, frozen expanses, distant mountain peaks...deafening silence... solitude and peace. The heavy, black curtain stays closed on The Final Act. Loni Klettl Jasper, AB Corrections: All stories are checked for accuracy, but a newspaper is a human endeavour and although we strive for perfection, we make no claim to it. Any error will be corrected in the next edition of the paper.

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Women of Willmore Wilderness By BIRGIT STUTZ Contributor

A Jasper resident is one of the main characters in a yet-to-be released book and movie telling the story of historic women who bucked tradition and blazed trails into a man’s rugged world in the Canadian Rockies. Ishbel Cochrane, born in Jasper in 1924, is featured in the book and movie “Women of Willmore Wilderness” by author, director and producer Susan Feddema-Leonard. “Travelling as horseback people was a way of life for Native and Métis women living nomadically with their families in the Rocky Mountains,” said Feddema-Leonard. “Later, and prior to World War I, a small number of affluent women afforded the services of packhorse outfitters to guide them into unexplored areas of the Canadian Rockies. With the advent of the Second World War, there was a birth of feminism, and women began participating in nontraditional roles, including careers in the mountain wilderness. Many were trying to survive the post-depression era, etching a living off the land, while others were adventurers seeking a sense of freedom. “Most of these women lived ‘outside the box’ and were visionaries of their time. These explorers shed society’s expectations and followed their dreams, becoming more of ‘who they were’ in a landscape they loved. “I chose Ishbel (Cochrane) as one of the main characters in both the book and the movie because of her outstanding ability as a horsewoman and mountain woman. Few women have achieved what she did. Her mother Sophia and sister Margie (Duncan) were also skilled women of the Rockies, travelling where few have ventured. “I have a great deal of admiration and respect for these amazing women, who travelled the trails before me. Today’s modern generations of women face their own challenges to travel these same trails.” Roy and Sophia Hargreaves, Cochrane’s parents, raised her on the Mount Robson Ranch at the foot of Mount Robson. Her dad Roy and his brothers operated an internationally known outfit in their day in what is now Jasper National Park and

Willmore Wilderness Park. Cochrane grew up on horseback and went on her first trip to Berg Lake when she was only four years old. From an early age on, both Cochrane and her sister accompanied their dad and uncle Chuck Chesser on “Range” trips. The area called “The Range” was the wintering grounds for the Hargreaves horses, located 90 miles north of the Hargreaves’ home place at Mount Robson, and required travelling by trail along the Smoky River towards Grande Cache. Roy Hargreaves, who had no sons, taught his wife and two daughters how to round up and haze 100 head of horses and lead them back to the Robson Ranch. In June 1946, Cochrane married Murray Cochrane, who worked for Roy Hargreaves as a guide on hunting trips. After the Second World War, Murray Cochrane outfitted in the Willmore area using Roy Hargreaves’s outfit. Ishbel Cochrane spent the fall after her marriage with her husband on the trail and in camp while pregnant with their first child. Murray and Ishbel Cochrane ended up having six kids, Margie, Art, Les, Malcolm (Mac), Louise and Russell. “It couldn’t have been a better place to grow up, riding horses in the back country from the head of the Beaver to Maligne Lake,” said Cochrane’s son Mac. “I started out at 12 years old, horse wrangling on summer trips. My first trip was from Meadow Creek to Maligne Lake. Mom managed the ranch and the Berg Lake Chalet. It was just a way of life for her, a natural life for an outfitter’s daughter and wife. She just loved the trail.” “Women of Willmore Wilderness” shares the stories of women past and present as they reveal how their experiences in mountain culture deeply inspired them, and highlights the day-to-day lives and adventures of courageous, resourceful women through time. The book will be ready for the book launch and film premier at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff on April 4 at 7 p.m. Visit for more information. Cochrane currently resides in Jasper.

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National Park News MARCH 7

Band turkey dinner tonight

Spring Skating

Cravings for turkey dinner and live music will be satisfied at tonight’s (Thursday, March 7) band turkey dinner fundraiser at the Activity Centre. The dinner runs from 5 to 8 p.m. with continuous double serving lines throughout the night. To compliment the delicious home-cooked meal and delectable dessert, the senior and jazz bands will play tunes all evening. This is the 38th annual Jasper Junior/Senior High School (JHS) band turkey dinner. All money raised benefits the school’s band program, which has 75 students this year. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Skating in Jasper is a family winter tradition. Both Mildred Lake at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Pyramid Lake are cleared for skating, and offer toasty campfires where skaters can warm their toes. Pyramid Lake is an excellent winter hub, with options for hockey, free skating and crosscountry skiing. As spring approaches and the days get longer, ice conditions can change very quickly. Please ensure that you check conditions before

lacing up your skates. Remember, if you have any doubts about whether the ice is thick enough, stay off of it. Please be aware that Parks Canada does not mark off places for safe skating, or mark potential hazards. If you choose to skate on natural ice, you do so at your own risk. Below are some general tips from the Red Cross on ice safety. The Red Cross recommends an ice thickness of at least 6” for safety; the thicker the ice, the

better. It’s up to you to assess the thickness of the ice, and to check in several locations. Skating at night or alone is not recommended, nor is skating on snow-covered ice because you cannot see how thick the ice is. Water vapour above the ice, or creaking and cracking noises, indicate weak ice. Ice thickness can vary from place to place on any lake. When the weather is warm, the thickness of natural ice can change from day to day.

New museum roof…one square foot at a time.

It was 50 years ago that the community of Jasper, mostly volunteers, came together, to build their new museum. Now, with the roof leaking, the museum is calling on the community once more. In order to ensure the safety and continued preservation of the museum’s irreplaceable collection, the museum is offering to sell the roof. For a donation of $25, the donor will receive one square foot of the museum’s roof. “We have set an immediate goal of $70,000 to cover the cost to repair the entire roof,” said Anna Marie Couture, a board member of the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. The museum will be starting a door to door campaign in Jasper starting around March 18. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives has achieved a standard of museum and archival excellence that has made it the go-to repository for researchers and visitors interested in the human and natural history of Jasper National Park as well as the Yellowhead corridor, says Couture. Penny donations, as of Feb.21, now total $1,427.59 and the library is still collecting. Any one interested in buying a square foot of roof, or two or three ... can visit, click on events and pay via Paypal. Visting the museum or writing a cheque also works.

Davis Dyslexia Correction Program

Paddy Carson, a Davis Dyslexia Facilitator, is hosting an information sessions at École Desrochers on March 12, at 7 p.m. Although most people associate dyslexia with letter reversals and reading difficulties, dyslexia encompasses a much larger umbrella of learning difficulties. Included under the spectrum of dyslexia are ADD, ADHD, dyscalculia (math difficulties), dysgraphia (writing), auditory and/or visual difficulties. For further information please contact Carson at or 780-489-6225. Visit

QUOTE of the week Are these the right measures to actually preserve the caribou population and are they the measures that are least likely to interfere with sustainability of the park in a larger sense? Mayor Richard Ireland

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On March 1, Mount Robson Provincial Park celebrated 100 years with a birthday cake at The Gathering Tree in Valemount. Events are being planned for the entire summer season to commemorate the park’s centennial year. Mount Robson Provincial Park is British Columbia’s second oldest provincial park and spans 224,866 hectares. For the next few months, and in celebration, look for forthcoming articles in the newspaper about the history and activities within the historic park.

Greyhound bus rolls over during heavy snow on Highway 16 By ALLAN FREDERICK Contributor

A Greyhound bus carrying 18 passengers travelling eastbound from Prince George lost control, skidded off the highway and rolled onto the driver’s side. The bus then slid down the embankment off Highway 16 East near Dome Creek. The incident occured at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Poor weather conditions, including heavy snowfall at the time of the accident, may have played a major factor according to the RCMP. Several passengers assisted others in exiting the bus as some were buried in snow that had filled the inside of the bus. Passengers were transported to the Slim Creek Maintenance Yard with the assistance of a Yellowhead Highway Road and Bridge work crew. Two passengers were transported via private vehicle to the Prince George hospital while three patients were taken by ambulance to Prince George for medical attention. Greyhound sent another bus to transfer remaining passengers back to Prince George. No serious injuries were reported other than back and neck soreness along with bumps and bruises.

The McBride RCMP detachment and the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Team will be investigating the accident.

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On Saturday, March 2 an eastbound Greyhound slid off the highway and rolled onto the driver’s side near Dome Creek.

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a) Yes, men and women are equal. b) No, we still have much work to do. c) Not even close. Go to to cast your vote. Results will be published in next week’s newspapers. Last week’s combined results: Which is most true about the labour market young people face today compared to their parents? 60% (19) All of the above 19% (6) Jobs are much less secure 12% (4) The job market is more competitive 6% (2) People work longer hours than in the past 3% (1) People are better educated but work less skilled jobs

Thursday, MARCH 7, 2013

Changes at the Jasper Local Food Society By DANIEL BETTS Editor

Weeds, mosquitoes, food waste and new projects for 2013 were among the issues discussed at the Jasper Local Food Society’s (JLFS) AGM on Thursday, Feb. 21. A new board was also elected. Long-time organizers and co-chairs Ursula Winkler and Heather Young-Leslie relinquished their positions, allowing other members to come forward. The new board of directors for the JLFS is as follows: Chelsea McBride, Co-Chair Julie Desbecquets, Co-Chair Shelly Templeton,Treasurer Noriko Stevens, Market Coordinator Sarah Peterson, Garden Coordinator Bob Covey, Fundraising/Communications Jeanine D’Antonio, School Liaison Paula Klassen, Education Coordinator Tracy McKay, Secretary Attendees expressed their appreciation for the outgoing co-chairs who will hold the positions of “past-chairs” during the next year. Attendees discussed issues from the previous year. In regard to weed control at the Connaught Drive community garden, gardeners were encouraged to aggressively pull dandelions before they spread to


Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. regular meeting. Every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. come out for an afternoon of cards. We would love to see you out at any of these events, which are held at the Seniors Lounge in the Activity Centre.

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other plots. It was also noted that the composting pile contained much wasted food, emphasizing the need for further education. Of course many could not help but recall last year’s mosquito infestation of biblical proportions, which made gardening particularly challenging. Projects discussed for the coming year included the addition of a picnic table at the farmers market, as well as an effort to improve the marking and personalizing of individual garden plots in the community garden. One of the first JLFS events coming this year is Seedy Saturday, which will provide the opportunity for local gardeners to buy or exchange seeds, trade flower pots or garden tools, as well as learn about local food initiatives. Kids are invited to attend and assist with the art project for the farmers market. Gord Ruddy will be on hand to discuss composting basics and Twin Meadows Organics will be discussing seed saving and seedling starting. Gardening enthusiasts or the curious are invited to attend Seedy Saturday on March 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m in the seniors lounge at the Jasper Activity Centre. Anyone interested in joining the JLFS should contact Bob Covey at 780-8529474 or Chelsea McBride at 780-8528636.


Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, 400 Bonhomme St. Oct.16 to Apr. 10. Join us each Tuesday morning at 10:30am for an hour of historical interest. Everyone welcome.

Coffee Talk

(Jasper Adult Learning Council) - Come and practice your English speaking skills in a fun and relaxed environment at 631 Patricia St. The meetings will take place on Monday evenings from 6 - 7:30pm starting on October 15. Everyone is welcome. Call 780-852-4418 ext. 3 for more information.

The Summit Singers

Jasper’s Community Choir has started another season of singing and music appreciation and you are welcome to join them! Practices are held every Monday evening from 6:45 pm in Jasper United Church. Do you love to sing? Are you interested? Call Morley or Val at 780-852-5533.

Young at Heart: Healthy Living for Seniors

Bi-monthly meetings. Second Thursday of each month at Pine Grove, fourth Thursday of each month at Alpine Summit. All seniors welcome to join us in sharing ideas, learning, inspiring, supporting and having fun! Call Laurie-Ann 780-852-6640 (AHS) or Patrick 780852-6542 (COS) for more info.

Community Outreach Services

Free, confidential, non-judgmental support and referral. Make an appointment or drop in. The coffee is always on. M – F, 8:30am - 5:00pm. 627 Patricia Street. 780-852-2100.

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Public Hearing

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Committee of Adjustments (Planning and Development Advisory Committee)

Comité des dérogations (Comité consultatif de l’urbanisme et de l’aménagement)

3:30 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2013 Grand Trunk Pacific Boardroom, Jasper Heritage Railway Station 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper Meeting Agenda:

Le jeudi 21 mars 2013 à 15 h 30 Salle de réunion Grand Trunk Pacific, gare ferroviaire patrimoniale de Jasper 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper Ordre du jour:



Parcel C – 602 Geikie Street, Jasper – The proponent has applied to operate a second hand retail store selling donated furniture, household goods and clothing, which is a discretionary use. 2. Block 40, Lot 62 – 1132 Cabin Creek Drive - The proponent has applied to vary the maximum number of permitted bedrooms. Parties affected by these applications are invited to make written or oral presentations to the committee. Oral presentations at the meeting are limited to 5 minutes and are by appointment only. Written presentations to a maximum of 500 words may be submitted to the Development Office. To make an appointment or submit a written presentation, contact the Parks Canada Development Office at 780-852-1884 no later than 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Development Permits and the Planning & Development Advisory Committee Notices will be posted in the lobby of the Jasper Heritage Railway Station - Parks Canada administration building, 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, and also announced on the following web-site: plan6.aspx

Jasper Reuse-it Centre

29 Stan Wright Drive, 780-852-3334. NEW hours of operation are Tues. 2 7pm; Wed. 2 - 7pm; Thurs. 2 - 7pm. Closed Fri.- Mon.

Jasper Food Bank

Help is available from the Jasper Food Bank Thurs nights. Drop in at St. Mary and St. George Anglican Church at the corner of Miette and Geikie St. Families 6pm and individuals 6:30pm. Call 780-852-8800 for more info.

Town Council Meetings

Meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm in the meeting room on the second floor of the EMS building.

Royal Canadian Legion

401 Geikie St. Open Tues. to Sat. at 4 p.m. Children welcome until 8pm. Cash, meat draws and chasing the Queen at 5:30 PM Saturdays. Free shuffle board available. 780-852-3740.

Habitat for the Arts

631 Patricia St., Open Tues. - Sat. 12 to 5pm. 780-852-4747.

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Toddler & Preschool Story Time Mondays 10:30am. For more info 780-8523652 or

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The Jasper Thrift Shop is open on Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9pm and Thursdays from 1 to 3pm. Located in the 700 Block on Geikie Street in the United Church basement

Parcelle C – 602 rue Geikie, Jasper – Le promoteur a présenté une demande pour une activité discrétionnaire, à savoir l’exploitation d’un magasin d’occasion vendant des meubles, des objets ménagers et des vêtements obtenus par voie de don. 2. Bloc 40, lot 62 – 1132 Cabin Creek Drive – Le promoteur sollicite une dérogation au nombre maximal autorisé de chambres à coucher. Les parties concernées par cette demande sont invitées à présenter leurs commentaires de vive voix ou par écrit au comité. Les exposés ne doivent pas durer plus de cinq minutes, et les présentateurs doivent prendre rendez-vous. Les mémoires, qui doivent contenir un maximum de 500 mots, peuvent être déposés au Bureau d’aménagement. Pour prendre rendez-vous ou pour soumettre un mémoire, appelez le Bureau d’aménagement de Parcs Canada au 780-8521884, au plus tard le mercredi 21 mars 2013 à 13 h. Les avis concernant les permis d’aménagement et les projets soumis au Comité consultatif sur l’urbanisme et l’aménagement seront affichés à l’accueil du Centre administratif de Parcs Canada, dans la gare ferroviaire patrimoniale de Jasper, située au 607 Connaught Drive, à Jasper. Ils seront également publiés dans le site Web suivant: plan6.aspx

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For confidential HIV/AIDS/HEP C/STI Information, referral and free condoms, drop by our office at 612 Connaught Dr., (upstairs) Mon. to Fri. 10am - 4pm. Info at: For 24 hour assistance call 1-800-772-AIDS. For local assistant, call 780-852-5274. Volunteers welcome.

ASK (Advocates for Special Kids)

Meetings first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Outreach office.


Al-Anon Family Group help friends and families of alcoholics - meetings Friday at 7pm at the hospital in the Cavell room. For more info please call 780-852-4518 or 780-852-4578.

12 Step Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous - meetings Monday and Saturday at 8pm. Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursdays at 8pm. All meetings are held at the hospital in the Cavell room. For more information or to talk to someone regarding alcohol, drugs or gambling problems please call 780-852-2909.

L’ACFA régionale de Jasper

Follow the activities organized by the ACFA (Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta) on our web and Facebook pages. Come meet francophones of Jasper! Suivez les activités organisées par l’ACFA (Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta) sur nos pages internet et Facebook. Venez rencontrer les francophones de Jasper! Located at the Jasper Train Station Greyhound entrance. Situé à la gare de Jasper, entrée de Greyhound. Business hours/heures d’ouverture: 9 h à 16 h. Tél : 780-852-7476


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Overy’s new art show has character By SARAH MAKOWSKY Reporter

characters he incorporates into his pieces. “It always comes back to them,” he said. New creations will be among the showcase’s pieces. For Tristan Overy, art is about having fun. So much One example is that he’s given the popular “hello my fun, in fact, that he quit his day job at the post office and name is” name tag stickers a new and colourful twist. made the transition to full-time artist last spring. They will be available opening night. The encouragement and support of his wife, Lee Ann “My work has tightened up technically” throughout Cross, helped secure the decision. “She’s an amazing the years, but “it’s still identifiable as me,” he said. lady.” Along with canvases and prints, his designs are Despite initial nervousness, he’s happy with the new transferred onto other items like stickers, mugs and venture. “It’s slowly evolving into a proper business and clothing. He also produces pieces in a variety of sizes. “I going well.” like to make my work available to everyone.” The self-admitted “last minute perfectionist” is He’s wholly embraced social media and is particularly preparing for his first solo show in a few years. The fond of the photo-sharing website Instagram because he grand opening of Caveman+Scientist is on Friday, March can quickly upload images of his work. 8 at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives. “It’s just a picture and I don’t have to justify it with Overy’s eye-catching designs have been a staple in words.” Jasper since 1999 when he arrived in the Rockies from Overy prefers to hang his artwork at different heights Toronto. too, so younger generations can view them properly. The artist primarily paints with acrylic and dabbles “I’m just a big kid in an adult body, anyway,” he laughs. with acrylic spray paint. His signature finesse is the An avid mountain biker, Overy shared his biking passion with kids when he used to work at Freewheel Cycle. He mentored young ALBERTA’S HOMEGROWN riders in a bike club and has seen them grow up MUSIC SERIES throughout the years. “It’s cool that they remember me and now come to my [art] shows.” Seeing his art in with houses and around the community fills Overy with pride. “It’s a feeling that you’re going in the right direction. “Sometimes I forget I did a certain piece until I see it in someone’s house,” he adds with a chuckle. The Jasper Royal Canadian Legion The opening party for 401 Giekie Street Caveman+Scientist begins All Ages Doors: 7 pm at 7 p.m. at the museum. There will be music, food, Tickets available at or at drinks and of course, The Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Overy and his artwork. He All proceeds support the Habitat for the Arts

will also bring any leftover apparel. His creations can be viewed online at www., where there’s also an online store. Overy is grateful to be backed by such a supportive community and extends thanks to Theran Sawchuk, Mitch, Hugh and Troy at Tekarra Color and Elliot and Megan at Monsters & Men. He loves living, playing and creating art in Jasper. “I can’t imagine doing this anywhere else.”

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Tristan Overy shows some of the new pieces he’s created for his art show Caveman+Scientist, which runs from March 8 to 31 at the museum. The show’s opening party is Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

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Belle Plaine adds music to waitress notes By SARAH MAKOWSKY Reporter

A trip abroad stimulated singersongwriter Belle Plaine’s creativity and set in motion the drive to produce her debut full-length album. A year-long excursion to Australia re-inspired the Saskatchewan native to begin performing again and release Notes From a Waitress, drawing on her waitressing experiences in the land down under. “I was anonymous and had the cachet of being Canadian,” she said. Back on familiar soil, Plaine’s home base is Regina, Sask. “It’s a great secret—the music scene here in Regina.” The community crowd is supportive and she has been able to connect with different artists. “I really found a home here in an unexpected way.” Plaine’s sound revolves around folk, country and vocal jazz influences, though she plays various styles. “I like to play around with genres.” She credits the root of her musical influence to growing up on a prairie farm and moving to Edmonton to study jazz and sound recording at Grant

MacEwan College. “I went from a country kid to studying jazz.” During performances, Plaine enjoys crowd interaction and takes time to elaborate on the “connective tissues between the songs to let people know who we are and what the songs are about. “I really love when you have an audience that has come to hear the music and is interested in talking with you after the show.” Performing at cozy venues allows for this type of audience interaction. “You’re more vulnerable when you let yourself be open like that, but it’s very genuine and the audience can see your personality so much clearer when you’re comfortable doing that.” Plaine will make a tour stop in Jasper while travelling Western Canada with The Fifteen Two band. If time permits, the performers like to play a crib game or two after the show with members of the audience. The competition stems from a longstanding cribbage rivalry between Plaine and the band’s pianist. “There’s a tradition of writing the name of the person who got skunked on the back of the board, along with



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Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Belle Plaine performs in Jasper on Friday, March 8 with The Fifteen Two band. Plaine’s debut album titled Notes From a Waitress draws on her experiences while waitressing in Australia.

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Fiddle grand master at sugar shack By DANIEL BETTS Editor

Those attending this year’s Soiree cabane à sucre (Sugar Shack) are in for a real treat as Daniel Gervais, Canada’s grand master 2011 fiddle champion, is the highlight of this year’s event. Playing violin since he was five years old, Gervais plays a variety of fiddle styles and classic violin. Not limited to just the classic instrument, Gervais also plays the zeta or electric fiddle, a five string fiddle and the nyckelharpa, which is a Swedish-built, keyed fiddle. Gervais has six albums to his credit and is the founding member of Trad’badour, a French-Canadian duo, with Roger Dallaire. Recently, Trad’badour collaborated with

Canadian Parents for French to tour and put on a show at over 90 schools in Western Canada. Gervais is currently serving as a director-at-large of the Alberta Strings Association. Gervais is pleased to be joining Jasperites at the Sugar Shack this year. “It is always a great time celebrating with the francophone community,” said Gervais. “Everyone seems to have a ‘joie de vivre’ that is contagious.” The Soiree cabane à sucre opens on Saturday, March 9 at 4:30 p.m., dinner and taffy on snow starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Jasper Activity Centre. The Daniel Gervais Trio will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per family, $15 per adult and $10 for students.

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What advice do you wish someone gave you as a young woman?

Pattie Pavlov, BA, BEd Wife, Mother, GM of Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce

Leona Amann Mother, Artist, Owner of Leona Amann Studio Never stop learning. If you can’t find a passion, curiosity will do.

Ginette Marcoux Executive Director Jasper Adult Learning Centre

I wish I had been taught early in life that it was OK to say NO. I grew up in a time that women and yes even girls were the nurturers, the caretakers, and the ones that ensured others well-being often at the expense of their own. It took me many years to learn to say no and set boundaries that respected my needs.

The most resonant piece of advice I wish I had received relates to how one feels anger, hurt and despair when bad things happen. What really needs to be realized is that bad experiences will one day— tomorrow, next week, next month or perhaps in the next decade— reveal themselves in those ‘light bulb’ moments that make one a better person.

Amidst a busy banquet room on a lone table sat a bouquet of roses and wheat—longstanding Women’s Day symbols for economic security and better quality of life. Since 1911 women around the world have united in support of a better future, and the tradition continues today. On March 5 at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, generations of Jasper women gathered at the annual Women’s Day Gala to celebrate femininity and the continuing fight for equal rights. Jasper is full of hard-working, inspirational women who are “the fabric of our community,” said Ginette Marcoux, one of the event’s organizers. The event “celebrate[d] trail blazers in Jasper,” and one resident’s contribution was especially noted. Unfortunately, Mildred Flannigan was unable to attend the gala, but she didn’t escape words of praise. She’s described as a talented pianist, an active mem-

The best advice for young women would be to educate yourselves. Education leads to greater selfesteem, self confidence and a deeper understanding of the world, enabling women to discover our own potential. Education leads to economic independence and a chance to achieve things beyond our wildest imaginations.

Women’s Day Facts

• International Womenʼs Day is an official holiday in 15 countries including China, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Armenia. Men honour the women in their lives by giving them small gifts and flowers. • Nunavut, B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec all have female premiers. • Self-employment, part-time and homebased work have expanded opportunities for womenʼs participation in the labour force, but are characterized by lack of security, lack of benefits and low income. • Girls growing up in Canada have a 50 per cent chance of being physically or sexually abused. • On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. In 2009, 67 women were murdered by a current or former spouse or boyfriend.

Gala unites generations SARAH MAKOWSKY Reporter

Noella Bossio Mother of two young women

Candice Davis Mother, Owner of Head’s Up If they say it can’t be done, they lied. Never take no for an answer.

ber of Arts Jasper, and instrumental in starting the high school band more than 40 years ago. “Still today at 91 years young she continues to bring joy through music to the seniors at Alpine Summit,” said Marcoux. Throughout the evening, women channelled their support for women’s day through creative outlets. Emma Acorn penned a heartfelt song specifically for the gala. Lucky Girl is about Jasper’s women. SoundWeaver Danielea Castell and accompanists chanted and created music by tapping bowls filled with water. The water’s steady and soothingly melodic vibrations hummed while Castell performed chants and elaborated on water’s connectivity the earth and everything that exists on it. Representing the up-and-coming generation, girls from the Jasper Children’s Choir performed a song that was co-written by director Grace Kohn. All the performers went on stage and sang a final number, with audience participation. Marcoux closed the evening by encouraging women to mark their own paths while remembering the footsteps of the women who preceded them because “they have all played a large part in defining [Jasper] as a caring community.”

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One Stormy PJ Day By SARAH MAKOWSKY Reporter

In only its second year, PJ Day took Jasper by storm, and that’s not including the day’s non-stop snowfall. The event’s goal is to raise awareness of autoimmune diseases and this year the message spread even further. Breakfast Television descended upon Jasper to film its Friday, March 1 episode. Hundreds of residents woke up early to participate in filming activities, especially the flash dance mob. Even the dogs sported their best nighttime wear. PJ yoga, running and ski racing occurred during the day. A PJ variety show capped off the evening, with dancing, singing and a PJ fashion show. Organizer Marta Rode voiced her appreciation to everyone who dedicated their time and resources to such an important cause. “Thank you so much, we are starting something huge,” she exclaimed.

Daniel Betts and Sarah Makowsky photos

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Franco-Albertan flag proudly flies in Jasper By DANIEL BETTS Editor

March 1 was a big day in Jasper. Besides all the folk running about in the falling snow dressed in their sleepwear, it was also the first day of the Month of Francophonie. In celebration of the month dedicated to French culture, Jasper, as well as many communities around the province, raised the Franco-Albertan flag at 1:15 p.m. Eager students gathered, waving the red, blue and white flag. Both Mayor Richard Ireland and MLA Robin Campbell spoke to the gathering and reiterated the strong French connections in the Jasper community. “This truly is a community event,” said Ireland. “Our francophone community in Jasper

is an engaged part and strength builder to our overall community, and that is why I am happy to be here to celebrate.” Ireland told the students that the flag was an iconic symbol that represents home and so the ceremony was a perfect time to celebrate that Jasper is home to all members of the community. With jovial ceremony, students from the École Desrochers marched the Franco-Albertan flag to the Jasper Legion flag pole where it was tied just below the Canadian flag. Those who had gathered sang O’ Canada as the flag was raised.

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On Friday, March 1, at the Jasper Legion, the Franco-Albertan flag rises while children sing O’Canada.

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1 HOME QTR & 18 Parcels of Farmland Davidson, Saskatchewan. Sorgaard Ranches Ltd - 2290+/- title acres. 3 bedroom bungalow, 30 X 50 ft. garage, selling at the Saskatoon Auction March 19/13. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: 1-800-491-4494; NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-2826903 ext. 228. MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860. BY AUCTION: 14 quarters of grazing lease land West of Edmonton. March 14/13. Stewart Auctions, Vermilion, Alberta. For more info, call 1-800-269-8580; WILD ROSE Antique & Collectible Auction Sale. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 9 a.m., Woodbend Community Hall, 26002 TWP RD 514, Spruce Grove, Alberta. Autos GET YOUR FOOT in the garage door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888999-7882; fairview. Business Opportunities ESTABLISHED LANDSCAPE COMPANY in central Alberta. Profitable turnkey operation with equipment & training available. $900,000 revenues, $230,000

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FAST TRACK to Parts and Materials Technician. New 34 week program at GPRC Fairview Campus. Fall, 2013. Write 1st and 2nd year apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc. PARTS PERSON REQUIRED for Northern Alberta dealership. Ford experience an asset. Valid drivers licence required. Full benefits package. Fax resume to 780926-4204 or email: ron@ SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: add.php. PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc. GO TO YOUR next job interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic skills. GPRC, Fairview campus - Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882; www. UNITED HOMES CANADA Southern Alberta’s premier home dealer for 40+ years, need home set up contractors. Drywall/flooring/trim installation prerequisite. WCB and bondable; ron@; www.unitedhomescanada. com.

NOW HI R I N G ! Journeyperson, 30 Millwrights, 50 Pipefitters, 20 Welders, with industrial experience for a large project in Vanscoy, SK. Wages $34 $40/hour, plus retention & completion bonuses, 14/7 shift rotation, paid benefits, RRSP’s. Travel & living out allowance (for eligible candidates). Successful candidates must complete a pre-access A&D test & CSTS 09 training. Apply with current resume and references to: or www. or fax 1-888-3980725 or in person at 9744 45 Ave., Edmonton, AB, T6E 5C5. BARRHEAD & DISTRICTS Coop Home Center is recruiting Assistant Home Center Manager. Apply with resume to the Home Center Barrhead; Attention: Don Graham; BAKOS NDT is hiring qualified CGSB Technicians in Whitecourt, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Benefit package, signing bonus and profit sharing available. Email: or call 1-888-763-5575. NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@ Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires fulltime Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an

SEMI RETIRED? Want to see the country? We are looking for 1 ton and 3 ton O/O to transport RVs throughout North America. 1-800-8676233; www.roadexservices. com.

NEW COMPLETE KOBOTA ENGINES. 4 cyl., 40 & 50 hp., V1903’s $5200. & V2003’s Turbo’s $5800. Originally for Thomas Skidsteers. Phone 780-222-9394.

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HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-2505252. For Sale STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www. METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD; www.Nor woodSawmills. com/400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT. BIG BUILDING SALE. “This is a clearance sale you don’t want to miss!” 20x20 $3, 985, 25x24 $4,595, 30x36 $6,859, 35x48 $11,200, 40x52 $13,100, 47x76 $18,265. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422; www.pioneersteel. ca.

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Livestock for Sale SIMMERON SIMMENTALS, Fullblood Full Fleckvieh Bulls, yearlings and 2 year olds, polled and horned, A.I. blood lines, very quiet, muscled. 780-913-7963. RITCHIE BROS Unreserved Auction. Oyen, Alberta, March 23 at Noon. Red & Black Angus 230 mature cows, 25 replacement heifers, 12 mature bulls. Bobby Miller: 403-358-1393 or rbauction. com. Manufactured Homes ARDON HOMES. Come see our new 29’ X 56’ show home that will truly impress. Or view our many other homes that are priced to move! Visit us North of Sherwood Park on Hwy 16. 780-801-1166; www. CROSS COUNTRY HOMES. Check out our brand new modular show home “The Inspire” that truly lives up to its name. Customizable to match your own inspiration! Visit us in Acheson. 780-470-8000; www. SMART. SPACIOUS. Stylish. Why not a Modular Home? Now available in 9’ ceilings. Call Craig’s Home Sales for exciting new ideas! 1-855-380-2266; www.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

You will feel the early breeze of spring this week. If it is not the weather this feeling will at least shine through in your actions. As the week progresses you will feel increasing determined. Some of your actions may well be deemed revolutionary. Yet, this will not be entirely the case. In some respects you will be happy to escape any responsibility.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

This week’s New Moon will serve to ignite assertions that have been hidden up to now. Even you may be caught by surprise. These may be directed inward to tackle lingering fears causing hesitation. Working behind the scenes more directly is likely as well. Meanwhile, sharing quality time with friends will bring balance to the overall dynamic.


emini (May 21 – Jun 21 You are in the mood to take some new leads. You are happy to take it slow but you also want measurable progress. Extra efforts to break free from winter’s inertia may be required. Thinking, wondering and dreaming too much may be an issue of late. As long as you take note and follow through with small steps your confidence levels and momentum will grow.


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ibra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) This delicate cycle that we have entered is directly linked to your health. While this confusing energy pattern will dissolve over the next few weeks for most people, for you it will continue for some time. The key is for you to be extra aware, determined and pro-active towards perpetuating and ideally increasing your overall health levels.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, your strength is on the rise. The past 2-3 years have been extra challenging. But now while many are feeling the weight of current cycles, it stands to feel like flight for you. After coming through a dark night, the future feels brighter than it has for some time. A key to making the most of this time is to exercise a beginners mind and explore new territory.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

A steady stream of energy is serving to dissolve old patterns, attitudes and lifestyle rhythms. This cycle of influence will continue for quite some time. A slow yet sure approach to make small, consistent adjustments on a regular basis will help a lot. Clean closets, clear clutter, and break free of indulgences that you simply can no longer afford.


apricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) Reflections of what has been and will be are playing on your imagination. Dealing with the past however, may be keeping you at least as busy as working towards the future. Wishing you could feel more confident and focused is likely. This is where looking to the leadership and accomplishments of others can prove helpful, especially now.

ancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) A mystical mood is lingering. At worst, you may feel lost, confused and depressed. At best, any melancholy could produce rare and profound insights. Is it possible to experience a heightened state of sensitivity without it producing conflicting waves of emotion? The answer is yes, if you are able to bear witness to your experiences verses getting all wrapped-up in them.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

eo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) A powerful purification process occurring at subconscious levels is underway. At worst this is leaving you feeling anxious, insecure and confused. The more able you are to consciously tune-in, allow the process and even cooperate with it, the better. This includes taking extra care and trusting the process. On the flip side this is a summons of your warrior spirit to have courage.

isces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) The New Moon in Pisces is an extra special one for us all since there will be 7 planets all hovering close to the Sun. This will activate new dreams, intentions and initiatives for you. This may require that you clear the old to make way for the new. Habitual beliefs, perceptions and attitudes may be at least as important as clearing stuff. Spring clean, holistically.



irgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Your vision may seem obscured. You are unable to see yourself or anyone else as clearly as usual. Although this too will pass, it will linger for a while yet. Take solace in realizing that you are not alone. Discussions about it with others having similar experiences may help, as long as you are mutually supportive. Avoid intrigue and over imagination, yet acknowledge your feelings.

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A steady climb to greater heights continues. Yet it is not material rewards that you seek most. Your dream is to feel spiritually fulfilled. Self-actualization and loving what you do and feeling purposeful and the conviction that your life has deeper meaning…, are examples. Getting rewarded for it in the material sense as well completes the picture.




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Now Hiring

Earls in the Rockies is currently interested in adding to our Kitchen Team. We want competitive, ambitious, goal oriented, individuals that thrive in a busy, team environment. We are also looking for candidates interested in moving up and challenging for positions of responsibility. Earls Kitchen is interviewing now for all kitchen positions. No experience required, but always an asset. In-house training program.

Please apply in person.

Earls Restaurant 2nd Floor 600 Patricia St. 780-852-2393

is now hiring


Experience is preferred.

Apply in person with resume and references, or email

is now hiring


min. $11.50 -12.00/hr, 4 vacancies (morning and evening shifts) Apply within: 701Connaught Drive Jasper Email: Fax: 780-852-4579/Phone: 780-852-3366

602 Connaught Drive 780-852-4070

Where will this train take you? Rocky Mountaineer operates the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer, a two-day, all daylight rail journey, which travels between the coastal city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary, AB. Headquartered in Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer is the largest privately owned passenger rail company in North America. Our Jasper team is currently hiring for the following positions: Station Services Representative: (seasonal, part-time): The Station Services Representatives are responsible for the accurate and safe loading, unloading and sorting of guest luggage at the station and/or hotels, general cleaning and maintenance duties of the station.

We are a growing company looking to expand our team. Human Resources 96 Geikie St., Jasper AB Phone: 780-852-2505 Fax: 780-852-5813 Email: Interested in a career?

We are currently hiring for the positions of:

•NIGHT AUDITOR (Pyramid Lake Resort)

We offer great benefits, bonus, career growth and temporary subsidized housing.

Consist Cleaner (Seasonal, part-time): The Consist Cleaner is responsible for ensuring the train represents the RM brand by cleaning and restocking to the RM “white glove clean” standard. Guest Services Representative: (Seasonal Part-time) The Guest Services Representative is RM’s front line of service at destinations and is responsible for providing excellence in guest satisfaction by providing direct service to guests during arrivals and departures and dealing effectively with day-of-travel guest requests. If you are interested in applying for any of the above positions, please visit the careers page at or send your resume and cover letter to Rocky Mountaineer is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and invites applications from all qualified candidates.

HALLCON IS HIRING! Crew Shuttle DriverS requireD Hallcon Crew Transportation requires Full and Part-time Drivers for the safe and courteous transportation of Rail Crews from JASPER for up to 450 km distant. This is an on-call position. Retired and semi-retired are more than welcome!

requireMeNtS: • A current class 1, 2, or 4 Licence (We will assist in upgrading your class 5. Some conditions apply) • A clean or near-clean Driver’s abstract. • Reside in the Jasper area.

tO APPlY: Fax 780-468-4617 Phone 780-868-8037 Email to:

is currently hiring

Retail Manager Wild Mountain is more than just an outdoor retail store. We are the prefered destination for those who share our lust for the outdoors and the premium mountain lifestyle that comes with it. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as part of a retail management team is a requirement. As store manager of Wild Mountain Jasper, you will be required to run the day to day store operations in a professional manor with a common goal of increasing the profitability of the store. This manager will be responsible for: • Building a team of associates and motivating this team to succeed in a sales environment. • Assist with advertising and PR for this location. This can include building a relationship with the community, hosting VIP events etc. • Re-orders throughout the season as necessary and communicating with the other locations to arrange transfers of merchandise that is not moving. • Reporting to ownership based on sales reports, sell through reports and forecasts. • Overseeing the operations of the assistant manager/lead sales associate. • Prepare payroll for your location by ensuring employee time sheets are filled out correctly and send the information to head office on a specific date. Apply in person with resume.

612 Patricia Street • 780-852-5304

Career Opportunity:

Seniors Lodge Manager The Evergreens Foundation is seeking an exceptional individual for the position of manager at Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge, Jasper. Alpine Summit provides varying supports, such as food service and housekeeping, to nearly 40 residents. Included in the lodge are 16 Assisted Living suites, with healthcare provided directly by Alberta Health Services. Employees are members of the I.U.O.E. Experience in seniors housing and/or the health field will be considered a significant asset. A record of progressive leadership, positive communication skills and strong administration abilities will be highly valued. A full job description can be obtained on our website: under the Careers/ Volunteers section, or by contacting Nancy Bramming, Payroll Administrator, at 780-865-5444. References are mandatory. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal record check. Please submit resume with cover letter and salary expectations by March 15th, 4 pm, to Tina Szegi: , or fax: 780-865-5401 We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

requires experienced

Cooks & servers

Apply with resume to Toula or Dennis 610 Patricia Street Centre Mall (2nd Floor) • 780-852-4002

Now hiring

Sales Associate part-time

Must be available evenings and weekends. Apply in person with resume. 612 Patricia Street • 780-852-5304

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Jasper Inn & Suites is currently hiring

We are currently hiring for:


MAinTEnAnCE WorkEr, LinE Cook, nighT sECuriTy, housEkEEPing suPErvisor

Apply in person with resume or email:

Great Benefit Package & Competitive Salary, staff accomodation available.

Starting date negotiable, apply with resume & cover letter:

Experience preferred, accommodation available. 98 GEIKIE STREET • 780-852-4461 • 76 Connaught Drive, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0 Phone: 780-852-5111 • Fax: 780-852-5942

career opportunities at the fairmont jasper park lodge We are currently hiring for: ASSISTANT FRONT OFFICE MANAGER GOLF MAINTANENCE LABOURERS ROOM ATTENDANTS RECYCLE PERSON (potential for flexible hours) Please apply online at For further details contact us at 780.852.6062


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• MaintEnancE • HousEMan • HousEkEEpEr • part-tiME nigHt auditor

Four mature electricians seeking accommodation for one year beginning May 1st, 2013.

Competitive Wages plus bonus. Staff Accommodation b available.

Please contact Alix at 780-440-8775 ext. 0

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(Maternity leave position; Experience necessary)

e-mail us for further details. send us your resume and cover letter in person, by e-mail or fax to: Marlyn fernandez at fax: 780-852-4413

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2002 Saturn SL, grey, 4 door sedan, 433,000 kms, manual transmission, great fuel economy. Has been a good commuter car. $800 OBO. Call Loretta 250-968-4453. GTS NOV 29

Small house, 2 bedroom. $68,000, heat is wood and propane, appliances, garage, on Juniper St. in Valemount. Phone 250-968-4419. MAR 28 Move-in ready 4 bedroom, 3 bath home Recently renovated. Hardwood, tile and laminate throughout. Extra lot, fences and landscaped yard make this the perfect home. This is a must see if you are looking to relocate. 1311 - 9th Ave. Valemount, B.C. Call or text Michelle today at 250-566-1947 or call Francis at 250-566-4411. GTS DEC 13

Furnished one and two bedroom homes, bachelor suites in Valemount. Short-term or long-term. Contact message 250-566-9884 or email MAR 7

CN APARTMENTS in Valemount- 1 & 2 BR $520 & $590 plus hydro. No pets. JUNIPER MANOR Furnished Bachelor $450 plus hydro. 2 BR $550 plus hydro. Scott 250-566-1569 MAR 14

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Planned or unplanned cedar lumber, any sizes. $600 per thousand board feet. Contact Albert at 250-968-4419. MAR 14 Polypipe (water lines) 3”4”6” 8” and 12” in 40 foot lengths (40% off new price), Contact 250-968-4419. MAR 14 Used power tools negotiable and 14” machinist lathe. Asking $3500. Phone 250968-4419. MAR 14 2009 Ski-doo Summit X 800, 154” track, electric start, bellypan, runs good. 3300 km $6,500 OBO Contact 250-566-1987 MAR 14 Whole Spring/Easter lamb $4 per lb. or $5 cut and wrapped, Contact 250-968-4347. APR 25 HAY FOR SALE shedded round bales from last years hay crop at $25 each. Contact 250-9684347. APR 25 Good used sea containers for sale. McBride area $3,650, Valemount $3,500 Delivered. We accept Visa/MC 250-314-9522. MAR 7

Case Model 530 Tractor front end loader in good condition $3,500. Parts tractors Case 530 backhoe attachment $1,000. 14 foot tandem field disk $800. Contact 250-2190277 GTS NOV 29

Mature male caregiver for Elderly couple, non-smoker, willing to work evenings and mornings and be on call during the night. Contact Catherine 250-566-4556 MAR 7

2004 Ford Freestar minivan Sports model. Tan colour. Loaded. Good condition. Clean. Winter rims and tires included. $6,500 OBO Phone 250-569-7295 daytime or 250-968 4322 evenings. GTS JAN 25

camper with truck 1995 Wilderness 5th wheel camper 21.5 feet. Sleeps 6 people with queen size upper bed. Fridge, 4 burner stove/oven, propane heated, AM/FM stereo, shower tub, with 12 ft. awning $7,000. In great condition. 1996 Ford F-250 extended cab short box, 196,000km, truck canopy included. Asking price is $10,000 for BOTH OBO. If interested call Jocelyn 250-5664491 (home) or 250-566-1700 (cell) GTS SEPT 5


Call the Valley Sentinel AT 250-566-4425 to place your ad

trailer for sale

Mobile Home: Hartman’s Trailer Park 2-Bedroom with addition, wood stove and oil heat. Rental purchase optional. Asking $16,000 OBO or $500 monthly rent. Call Doug 250-566-4240 GTS NOV 15 Mobile Home: Hartman’s Trailer Park 2 bedrooms, new roof, bathroom, windows, and carpet. Pellet Stove and propane furnace. $20,000 OBO Call Nathan 250-566-5040. GTS JUNE 20

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Furnished 500 sq. foot, 1 Bdrm bsmt suite in Triplex house. Separate storage shed, shared laundry. Everything provided except bed and linens. $500/mo. Available April 1st.


Mtnview Apts. No smoking, no pets, clean and quiet building. Beautifully furnished units now available! Kitchen supplies & linens not provided. Bachelor - $475, 1 Bdrm - $575


7th Avenue 4-Plex. Very spacious & bright suites - 1000 sq. feet! No pets, non-smoking building. Furnished 2 bdrm w/laundry - $650. Available mid- March.


Updated trailer on fenced lot w/large shed. 900 sq. feet - 2 bdrm + small office, 1 bath w/jetted tub. Oil furnace/electric fireplace. Pet ok, no smoking. $650.


1150 sq. ft, 3 Bdrm / 2 full baths – Double wide trailer w/large wired workshop at end of quiet cul-de-sac. Propane furnace + wood stove. Pet ok. $675

For Sale or rental

FOR SALE OR RENT: Large 72 x 120 lot with 1000 sq. ft. 1996 mobile home. $95,000. Newer culdesac on 8th Place with underground services. Unbeatable value includes: fridge/ stove/dishwasher/washer/dryer and window coverings. Open concept dining/living area with bay window. Three bedrooms, propane heat and fully fenced w/storage shed. Phone Penni 250566-9192 or 250-684-9061 to view. GTS FEB 28


Photos and details at Call Jen 250-566-1323


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Jasper Gymnastics Club thrilled classmates By DANIEL BETTS Editor

On Thursday, Feb. 28 the Jasper Gymnastics Club put on their uniforms and performed before a crowd of students from Jasper Elementary School and École Desrochers.

Students were in awe as their agile classmates flipped, bounced, balanced and somersaulted before their eyes. Demonstrating for the schools is one of her gymnasts’ favourite events, said Nadia Wassef, the club’s coach. “They get to show off to their friends,” said Wassef with a smile. “They get very excited.”

The girls recently returned from a competition held in St. Albert on Feb. 16 and 17, called the “Dynamyx Sweetheart of a Meet,” and there were some notable highlights that took place. For Skylar Shepherd, Kira Peel and Varinka Gorontzy Slack, this was their first competition, starting in the Provincial Level 1 – Age 8. Impressively, Shepherd came in first for her floor routine and was 12th all around. Abbey Keays, competing at the Provincial Level 1 – Age 9, achieved third place in bars and floor and was seventh all around. Tess Melanson, competing at the Provincial Level 2 – Age 9, achieved second place in bars, third place in floor and was third all around. Madelaine Britt, competing at the Provincial Level 4 – Age 10 to 11, was first place on bars and floors, second place in beam and vault and was first all around. Wassef noted that her gymnasts are working at higher levels than last year. “As our season progresses they are getting stronger,” said Wassef. Next week, the Jasper Gymnastics Club will be competing in Montreal.

Daniel Betts photos

The Jasper Gymnastics Club demonstrated their skills to classmates and parents on Feb.28. Above: Emma Glover makes an impressive landing.

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Charlesbois refs his 500th minor hockey game By DANIEL BETTS Editor

He spends more time on the ice than a zamboni and has been at it for 26 years. On Feb. 23, well-known Jasper resident, Doug Charlesbois refereed his 500th minor hockey game. This alone is quite the accomplishment, however Charlesbois is headed for a much bigger milestone as he approaches 3,000 games in total (later this spring). Charlesbois got into refereeing when he was playing hockey one night and he was asked to fill in. “I got hooked,” said Charlesbois, who now prefers refereeing over playing. He says he has never experienced

any issues with local players or parents, however out of town teams and parents who believe their “kid” is the next NHL star are always a challenge. “City teams are the worst,” Charlesbois says with a smile. Having reached this milestone, Charlesbois is looking forward to continuing his important SUBMITTED photos role in minor hockey. Doug Charlesbois refereed his 500th minor “[It’d] be nice to hit hockey game on Feb. 23. He has been refer1000,” he says confidently. eeing for 26 years.

Jasper ATom Atom bears’ Bears’tournament Tournament


Blades carving into ice and pucks slapping against sticks were familiar sounds in the arena last weekend during the Jasper Atom Bears’ tournament. In this game against the Whitecourt Wolverines, the Bears scored more than 10 goals. With tight defence, skilled puck-handling, superb goaltending and excellent play-making, the Bears glided to victory.

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Monday, March 11 between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.





$839,000 1235 CABIN CREEK DR Immaculate 2 storey with spectacular views! Separate entrance to second level and walk out level tourist suites. Many upgrades incl. lots of hardwood and slate. Spacious, open, loads of light from huge expanse of windows. Hot tub on elevated deck. Great house!


$399,000 11 STONE MOUNTAIN - Nicely upgraded 3 bedroom unit with garden door to south facing deck off living room with wood burning fireplace. Kitchen renovated and open to vaulted area over L/R. Lots of fresh paint. Main bathroom just renovated. Won’t last!

Visit to learn more about the Early Childhood Mapping (ECMap) Project.

$1,500,000 412 CONNAUGHT DRIVE Heritage ‘A’ Commercial building in prime central location. Second floor also zoned commercial, presently has residential use with 2 apartments. Call Rich for more details.


Community Outreach Services, 627 Patricia Street • Interactive booths • Child supervision provided • Wine and cheese will be served



$379,000 1043 BONHOMME ST An immaculate spacious mobile with many upgrades on an oversized lot. Must be seen to appreciate the open floor plan, large addition with wood stove, renovated bathroom, and 3 spacious bedrooms. Have a look!

$599,000 741 PATRICIA ST - Stately, older 1550 sq ft 2 storey with 3 BDRs, 3 BTHRs, and 18 x 20 garage, all on a lovely corner R2 lot. Spacious galley kitchen has a garden door leading to a new (2011) SW facing deck. 9 ft ceilings throughout the main floor.

$599,000 1245 CABIN CREEK DR Stunning half duplex backing onto Marjorie Lake Trail. Many upgrades including bright kitchen opened to living and dining rooms with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floor and backsplash, separate family room.


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