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The Jasper Sustainability Club for Youth is in limbo, as Adam Robb, the teacher who created the club and class, is taking a one-year leave to teach at Cochrane High School. As things stand, the class is cancelled for next year, but Robb said there is interest amongst students, parents, teachers and community members to keep the club going and to keep sustainability in the curriculum. “There’s teachers at all three schools that are sort of buying in and are going to be working on sustainability within their own classes,” said Robb, noting that the net-zero SEED classroom the students are fundraising for will create opportunities to facilitate that learning. Robb has, along with other teachers, been working to create a curriculum for that building, so that each teacher in Jasper, no matter what school they’re with, will be able to take advantage of the space. “We will have a basic idea of how every grade and every teacher is going to be using the SEED building at all three schools. That [curriculum] is a working document that teachers can add to all the time,” he said. “Through the SEED building, the message of sustainability will carry on.” The sustainability club was created seven years ago, when Robb received a full-time position with Jasper Junior/Senior High School, and out of it grew the Sustainability class, which was created three years ago. Through their work, Robb and his students have
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Extra highway traffic results in two collisions Jasper RCMP photo
By Nicole Veerman Editor
The rising f lood waters in southern Alberta and the resulting highway closures brought extra traffic to Jasper last weekend, and with that traffic came two accidents, including one that resulted in a death and five-hour road closure. The fatal collision between a SUV and a semi happened Friday evening at 6:15 p.m., 21 kilometres east of Jasper on Highway 16. The driver of the SUV, an Edmonton man in his 30s, was dead on the scene. His three passengers were transported to Seton Healthcare Centre and the Hinton Healthcare Centre with unknown injuries. The driver of the semi was uninjured. As of Monday, the passengers were all in stable condition, according to Const.. Fraser Bjornson. An RCMP investigation showed that the collision occurred when the driver of the SUV crossed the centre line into the path of the westbound semi. Although the semi driver attempted to avoid the collision, the SUV still hit the semi’s rear axle. Highway 16 was closed while the RCMP investigated and cleaned up the debris. This caused a huge lineup of cars at the gates and on the highway where emergency responders had set up a roadblock. That closure lasted well into the night, with the roads opening at 11 p.m. “When we shut the highway down for those accidents, there were some long lineups,” said Const. Ryan Gardiner. “Normally the highway isn’t that busy. The f looding is definitely impacting us. Now that Highway 1 is closed, all of the heavy truck traffic that’s going from east to west or west to east is coming through here.” The f looding, which started last week, has 23 communities in a state of emergency and has closed down numerous roads and highways. On Sunday, Jasper RCMP saw a second collision just
An Edmonton man driving an SUV died as a result of a collision between his vehicle and a semi on Highway 16, Friday evening.
outside of town, near the Jasper Cemetery, at about 5 p.m. “That was a truck versus a SunDog Tour Bus,” Gardiner said. Like in the accident two days previous, the female driver of the truck crossed the centre line, striking the side of the tour bus. The impact of that collision caused the truck’s wheel to come off, resulting in another accident. “Another vehicle hit the tire—even a tire can cause a significant amount of damage,” said Bjornson, noting that all three vehicles were towed from the scene. The truck driver had minor injuries, while everyone else left the scene uninjured. That accident closed Highway 16 for about an hour. Gardiner said of the accidents that it’s a matter of busy highways and drivers taking their eyes off the road. “Whether they’re looking at the mountains or they’re texting on their phone or doing something other than what they’re supposed to be doing, people get distracted. There’s a million and one things in vehicles now to distract us from driving. “People need to pay attention.”
Flooding creates juggling act for hotels As well as increased collisions, the floods in Banff, Canmore, Calgary and other parts of southern Alberta also affected who was able to make it to Jasper and who was able to leave, according to Jeff Bartlett of Tourism Jasper. There were people who were meant to travel to Banff National Park or to fly out of Calgary, who were stranded in Jasper and there were plenty of visitors on the other side who couldn’t make it to Jasper. That meant a lot of juggling for Jasper’s hotels, as the visitors who were stuck in Jasper looked for rooms and the visitors stuck in southern Alberta cancelled their reservations, creating spaces for the people already here. “I think every hotel in town was sold out, but to be honest, they were supposed to be anyway,” said Bartlett, noting that many of the visitors in town were all just trying to sort out their travel plans. “The Visitor Information Centre was a madhouse, with everyone asking questions on how to juggle their vacations.” Bartlett said the VIC staff did an incredible job of finding visitors places to stay by keeping on top of hotels with sudden openings.
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Respect wildlife, watch from afar It’s bear season—an exciting time for locals and tourists alike. It’s a time when your eyes are peeled for fresh droppings and rustling bushes, and your camera is at the ready for the perfect photo opportunity—because no matter how many times you encounter a bear, it’s always special. But, even in the excitement of the moment, it’s important to remember that these animals aren’t as cute and cuddly as the teddy bears on your bed. In fact, grizzly and black bears are mating right now and, much like elk during rutting season, males are protective of their mates, making them especially aggressive. That’s not the only time bears are aggressive, either. They’re protective of their food and they’re protective of their cubs. So if you find yourself too close to either one, there’s no telling what a bear will do. In one instance, they might stand by and let you snap a quick photo. In another, they might just put you on the menu for dinner—because wild animals are just that, wild. The smallest thing could set them off and before you know it, you could find yourself in a dangerous situation. The only way to avoid an aggressive encounter is to respect the animal by remaining at a safe distance. It’s recommended that people remain at least 100 metres away from bears, cougars and wolves and at least 30 metres away from elk, deer, sheep, goats and moose. To view bears and other wildlife in a safe and respectful way, it’s best to remain in your vehicle. Also, be sure to pull over, so other cars can pass by—otherwise the animals could be disturbed when horns start honking or people start yelling. At this time of year, it’s not uncommon to happen upon dozens of people standing within 30 metres of a grazing bear on the side of Maligne Lake or Cavell roads. If you encounter such a scene, it’s easy to follow the pack, in order to capture the perfect photo, but it’s important to respect the animal and protect yourself. Otherwise, the animal could become aggressive and Parks Canada might have to destroy it. Now of course, bears don’t only frequent ditches, so you might also run into a one while you’re on foot, without a vehicle to retreat to. In that case, stay back and stay calm; whatever you do, don’t run. Parks Canada advises that if the bear is unaware of your presence, it’s best to quietly move away. But in an instance where a bear is aware of your presence, it’s recommended that you speak calmly and firmly to the bear to indicate you are a human and not a prey animal. If your presence makes the bear feel threatened, it might start woofing, growling and snapping its jaw and it might also move toward you. Continue talking to it during such behaviour, and once it stops advancing, back away slowly and attempt to make your body as big as possible. A bear encounter doesn’t have to end badly and in many cases it doesn’t have to occur at all. Make positive choices while you’re travelling by car or on foot and you might just get that perfect photo without putting yourself or the animal in danger. 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.
Don Moberly and the cook with a bear at the boarding house at the Jasper rockquarry. [ca. 1920] History at a Glance is brought to you by the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives. Online: www.jaspermuseum.org / Twitter: @jaspermuseum
Missing sign on Highway 93 ‘disappointing’ Dear Editor, Have you noticed that sometime during the winter of 2011/2012, the major sign along the Icefields Parkway, announcing the transition between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, for both northbound and southbound travellers, is missing/ broken/gone? We are now into the second year that it has been missing. As a tour guide, I have driven thousands of people up and down the Icefields Parkway, and each time, at the transition, which is also a great divide between Atlantic Ocean drainage and Pacific Ocean drainage, I can only tell my guests, who have contributed to the national parks fees through their costs of the tour, that Parks Canada obviously doesn’t care whether they replace the missing/broken/gone sign or not. At first I used the
Development and conservation: conflicting priorities Dear Editor, Anger and betrayal are the emotions which washed over me when I learned that Parks Canada might be considering allowing the development of overnight accommodation at Maligne Lake. This would fly in the face of the controversial proposal to close vast backcountry areas to alpine and nordic skiers in order to protect wildlife, specifically caribou. Following the public meetings a few months ago, I wrote a letter in support of the unpopular proposal to close backcountry areas during winter months. I suggested that even if there is only a slight chance of success in protecting the last few caribou, and even if the dwindling caribou numbers were the fault of historically bad decisions and industry outside the parks, I still defended the proposal to close those areas. How naïve of me to think that Parks Canada really was doing everything possible to protect the wildlife. The commercial expansionist direction—not just Maligne Valley but also at
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word “disappointing” when, the following summer, it still had not been replaced. During the second winter of its absence, I used the word “embarrassing” to my visitors. Now I simply use the the word “disgusting” when interpreting its absence, as that is the only option left. I can very simply and truthfully explain to visitors from around the world that Parks Canada has received a sum of money to allow Brewsters (Viad Corp., USA) to build a clear-bottomed walkway over the rubble pile of the Sunwapta Canyon, and that Parks Canada can sell off three profit-making hot springs in three national parks and yet, for some reason inexplicable to an average old tour guide like me, they still can not afford to put up a road sign. Kevin Hasson Jasper, Alta.
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Marmot Basin—feels like a punch to the gut for those of us who expressed support for backcountry area closures. Persistent rumours of overnight accommodation plans for the Maligne Valley are supported by a mysterious change in the Jasper National Park Management Plan. The draft plan in 2009 stated: “Prohibit new overnight commercial visitor accommodation in the Maligne Valley.” That statement is nowhere to be found in the final management plan of 2010. Any contemplation of overnight accommodation at Maligne Lake will make a mockery of scientists who warn of incremental habitat loss. It will also take away any last vestiges of credibility that Parks Canada might still enjoy. How can Parks Canada be serious about protection of caribou and other wildlife when allowing ever more development in critical habitat areas such as Marmot Basin and the Maligne Valley? Monika Schaefer Jasper, Alta. ontr 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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Rafting Olympics cancelled
Part IV - Renewing Jasper National Park’s Visitor Experience: Icefields Centre
The Mark Oddy Golden Paddle Pentathlon, also known as the Rafting Olympics, was cancelled this year due to the closure of Old Fort Point Bridge, where the finish line was supposed to be. The June 19 event would have marked the pentathlon’s 22nd year, but it will be on hiatus until 2014 when 2012 winner Jasper Whitewater Rafting will defend their title. The Rafting Olympics consist of five events: rescue and slalom, sprint, raft flip and boat races. Competition rules also dictate that the winning team must also organize next year’s event.
No details on proposed closure modifications Until an overall decision on the proposed winter backcountry closures is made, Parks Canada will not release details on what modifications it is considering. The agency announced the possible adjustments last week, using changes to the closure boundaries as an example, but it won’t provide any further detail on where those alterations might take place. “We put it out there to show people we’re considering their feedback,” said Alisson Ogle, noting that until a decision is made, Parks can’t be more specific. The adjustments are to Parks’ proposal to delay winter recreational access to the Tonquin, North Boundary and South Boundary areas of the park, in an effort to protect caribou from predators like wolves. That proposal was made in February and a decision was expected in May. According to Parks, the agency is still working toward a decision that will balance caribou conservation and quality winter recreational opportunities in the park.
PJ Day takes home prize Marta Rode, the mastermind behind Jasper’s annual PJ Day to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases, is one of 10 people to win $10,000 from Telus’ Give Where You Live contest. To enter, she submitted photos from PJ Day and wrote a description of the event. Then it was up to the world to vote on the photos and captions that inspired them. The photos with the top number of votes were then reviewed by judges who picked their 10 favourites. “It’s really cool,” said Rode of being selected as one of 10 Canadians to receive $10,000 to give to a charity. Because PJ Day isn’t yet a registered charity, Rode donated the money to the Jasper Heath Foundation, with the funds being designated to autoimmune diseases.
Ontario longboarder passes through Jasper James Osmond arrived in Jasper earlier this week on a long-haul longboard adventure to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. The 25-year-old from Blue Mountain, Ont. had already travelled 2,000 km from Vancouver Island and he still had more than 7,000 kms left before he would reach his destination—Cape Spear, Newfoundland—taking him from one coast to the next. Osmond is raising money for prostate cancer in memory of his grandfather who passed away in 2005. By the time he finishes his journey in September, he hopes to have collected $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. To support Osmond’s cause, visit thebigpush2013.ca or follow him on Facebook by searching “The Big Push to Prevent Prostate Cancer.”
QUOTE of the week The flooding is definitely impacting us. Now that Highway 1 is closed, all of the heavy truck traffic that’s going from east to west or west to east is coming through here. Const. Ryan Gardiner on Jasper’s busy highways.
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A panoramic image of the Athabasca Glacier taken from Wilcox Pass. Highway 93 and the Icefield Centre can be seen at the bottom of the frame.
Built in 1995, the Icefields Centre is the hub of the Icefields Parkway. Whether travelling from Jasper to Banff, camping along the parkway, enjoying one of the many hiking opportunities or simply viewing snow capped peaks and majestic glaciers, about 1.6 million people travel the parkway each year. Almost 700,000 of these travellers stop to visit the Icefields Centre and 75,000 visit the Toe of the Glacier, the most used trail on the parkway. Over time, the Icefields Centre has begun to show signs of wear. Some exhibits were damaged and outdated, signage has faded and deteriorated, and the needs of the centre’s visitors have also changed as demographics shift. To address these issues, Parks Canada began a project to renew the Icefields Centre. The multi-year plan for redevelopment will update the centre, providing visitors with opportunities for safe, meaningful experiences to connect with the Icefields area. Improved road and parking signs will help visitors feel a welcoming sense of arrival, and once inside visitors will be able to access renewed exhibits and up-to-date information. The project started in 2007 with a renewal plan. Over the past few years Parks Canada has put this plan into action, beginning with upgrades to the exterior and surrounding area, including the Toe of the Glacier area. To date, investments equal nearly $1.5 million. Some of the completed improvements include:
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New welcome and orientation signs Parking lot enhancements that improve accessible parking New directional highway signs Upgrades and repairs to the entry road Renewed information kiosks Life-size wildlife sculptures with new interpretation media along the pedestrian walkway Toe of the Glacier parking redesign, orientation signage, new privy and a new sheltered kiosk with updated interpretation New paved interpretive pedestrian walk, providing easier and safer access from the parking area to the centre Development plan for replacement of the Glacier Gallery, in which the Through Ice and Time film will be permanently installed
Brewster has also made significant recent investments in the Icefields Centre, re-opening this season with a completely renovated main floor. If you haven’t been down to the Icefields for awhile, maybe it’s time to take a day trip to hike Wilcox Pass, or take the family camping along the parkway, visit the Toe of the Glacier trail or stroll with the kids along the Alpine Wildlife walk. Come and check out what’s new, and reconnect to this special place!
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Last week’s results: Does a healthy work/life balance exist in your life? 52.4% (11) Yes, I love my job still have time results: to enjoy the best Do that you life has to offer. (10) No,marketing I’m always working with little time for Lastandweek’s think the47.6% destination anything else.
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Aboriginal Day celebration highlights Jasper’s multicultural mosaic
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By sarah makowsky Reporter
ast weekend’s Aboriginal Day festivities attracted a diverse crowd, including travellers from as far away as Scotland and Australia, to help celebrate First Nations tradition and culture. “Multiculturalism is alive and well here [in Jasper],” said Sucker Creek First Nation council member Terry Calliou, after asking where everyone in the crowd was from. Sucker Creek First Nation, which is one of more than 20 Aboriginal communities with historic ties to Jasper National Park, was chosen to share its Cree heritage during this
year’s Aboriginal Day celebrations. Each year a different community has the opportunity to help host Aboriginal Day in the park. “[First Nations] heritage and culture are strong foundations on which to build the future of Canada,” said JNP Supt. Greg Fenton. There was live entertainment with singers, drummers and dancers, and the crowd even joined in for a few traditional round dances. Artisans also displayed their artwork, crafts and food, including fresh bannock. Those celebrating Aboriginal Day with Parks Canada and Sucker Creek First Nation witnessed an event that doesn’t happen often. In honour of his journey and contributions as a leader, Chief Jim Badger was presented with a traditional headdress.
The elaborate headdress featured all the colours of the rainbow, which represent earth, fire, air and water. The headdress is also made up of eagle feathers, which is a First Nations symbol for the thunderbird, a mythic creature that represents power and strength. “The thunderbird is one of the greatest allies and teachers,” explained Fred Campiou, who led the ceremony and blessed the headdress before he placed it on Badger’s head. Aside from honouring tradition, Aboriginal Day serves as a time to realize the struggle many First Nations have faced throughout history, and still face today, said Rose Laboucan, chief of Driftpile First Nation and the only female chief in Treaty 8. “It isn’t as if we come here with a clean slate,” she said.
In particular, she addressed a recent study released by The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada that states that 50 per cent of Canada’s status First Nations children live in poverty. “There is no need for First Nations to have that high level of poverty,” she said. “We can make a difference and move forward together.” Campiou perhaps put it best when he said: “Love one another because you’re not always going to be here.” After events on the Visitor Information Centre Lawn, the public was invited to continue the celebration with Sucker Creek First Nation at the newly opened Aboriginal Cultural Area between Fifth and Sixth bridges. There was also a presentation at the Whistlers Campground Outdoor Theatre.
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Bellamy’s show to raise funds for flood victims By sarah makowsky Reporter
Clayton Bellamy is a juggler—he’s pretty good at it, too. The Alberta-born rock and roll country artist performs in two bands, hosts a radio show, just released a new album, is renovating his house and still finds time for his family. “It’s a bit of a circus between the Road Hammers, my solo band and now my radio show,” said Bellamy. “There’s a lot of run around, plus two kids and my wife.” The Bonnyville native, who lives in Nashville, just released his fourth solo album, Five Crow Silver. Its first single “Goodbye America” is a rocking tune that’s steadily climbing the charts. The song reflects an edgier sound than what was on Bellamy’s previous albums. “I just really wanted to delve into my influences, which are rock and roll,” he said. “I’m a lover of singer-songwriters with loud guitars, like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Steve Earle.” The album’s name, taken from a track with the same title, also reflects that change. “[‘Five Crow Silver’] is a song about change, about leaving something familiar behind. And I thought that was what the journey of this new record was all about.” Becoming a radio show host was an unexpected
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happening along Bellamy’s journey; he didn’t think he would ever have a career on the airwaves. “I was approached last fall at the [Canadian Country Music Association] awards about hosting for a week at CISN [country radio],” he said. “After I was done, they called me in and I thought they were going to tell me never to come back again, but they offered me a job.” While he hosts a show once a week, Bellamy still goes full tilt at his “day job” and is hitting the road this summer for a Canadian tour. He looks forward to playing on Canada Day in Bonnyville because he doesn’t often have the opportunity to play in his hometown. “I played Canada Day there last year and there was more than 5,000 [people], so it was a really great homecoming.” In light of the devastating floods in the southern part of the province, some proceeds from Bellamy’s shows will go to Red Cross to help Albertans affected by flooding. A burger sale by donation at the Jasper Legion where Bellamy is playing will also raise additional funds for the organization. “Having lived through Nashville floods in 2008, I’ve seen the devastation that was there and this is very, very familiar,” he said. “Anything that I can do to help is inconsequential compared to what [Albertans] have lost.” For more on Bellamy and to listen to his music, visit www.claytonbellamyband.com.
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Memorial Service for Guy Mousseau will take place on
Through Ice and Time premieres local efforts
Saturday, July 6th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Celebration Mass at 11am Luncheon to follow in the church hall at 12pm
While receiving renal dialysis, Guy was always anxious to return to Jasper, his home, and his treasured lifelong friends.
Guy will be interned with his father, mother and siblings. At peace in his beloved Jasper. S. makowsky photo
Jasper United Church Would like to thank all those individuals and businesses who supported our recent 45th Annual Plant Sale
(plants supplied by Templeton Greenhouses).
Your help in maintaining our presence in the community is greatly appreciated!
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would like to thank the following for their donations and support making the after grad party a JFI Foods Municipality of Jasper Parks Canada Jasper Volunteer Fire Brigade Sundog Tours Bowen Contracting Richard Kocan Rocky Mountain Roasters Jasper Pizza Place
Local talent in director Alar Kivilo’s short film Through Ice and Time were able to preview the fruits of their labour during a special pre-screening of the production last weekend at Chaba Theatre. Shooting took place over six days at the Columbia Icefield and Mount Athabasca. Kivilo, known for his work on films like The Blind Side, The Lake House and Hart’s War, took a poetic, no-dialogue approach to Through Ice and Time. The 15-minute film centres on an elderly man as he looks back on his younger years and his experiences on the Columbia Icefield and Mount Athabasca. Eddie Klopfenstein, Dana Ruddy and Dylan Skinner portray the man during different stages of his life as he explores these natural wonders. Nico Magnan, Sean Elliot, Wyatt Bell and Erika Whitty also have roles in the film.
Skinner and the other children in the film were “just a delight to work with” and “different than kid actors in Tinseltown,” said Kivilo. At one point the kids joked that they refused to climb the mountain anymore and wanted to retire to their trailers. Kivilo also mentioned the differences between producing a film in Hollywood and in Jasper, mainly saying the actors and crew helped carry equipment to filming locations since the production crew was so small. “As much as I’d like to attribute it to serendipity, Parks [Canada], parents, and everyone else made [the film] possible,” said Scott Mason of Stonehaven Productions. Through Ice and Time will have a permanent home at the Icefields Glacier Gallery once the $3 million revitalization project on the Columbia Icefield Centre is complete, said MP Rob Merrifield. “I hope this film will inspire people to explore this amazing place,” said Kivilo.
Caribou Joe book brings history to life
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At the Valemount Hotel in 1979, Leonard Frazer met Caribou Joe, a curious character whose stories inspired Frazer to write about the region’s history. “I thought I’ll use what [Caribou Joe] told me as the beginning of my story and write it from there,” said Frazer, who resides in Prince George, B.C. “There’s so much history in our own backyard that I thought it’d be nice to share that with people.” Frazer connected whiskey bootlegger Caribou Joe to real events that occurred between 1912 and 1913, as the Grand Trunk Pacific railway construction moved west from Alberta into B.C. He wrote short episodes about Caribou Joe’s journey that were published in newspapers like the Fitzhugh and The Valley Sentinel, and now all the episodes can be found in Frazer’s newly released book. In Caribou Joe and the Building of the Grand Trunk Pacific “you’re there experiencing all these wonderful and sometimes humorous things that took place during that time,” said Frazer. Caribou Joe encounters many adventures and historical figures while “carrying the finest stump whiskey west of the Fitzhugh [Jasper].” In one episode, Caribou Joe meets ladies from The Women’s Press Association of Canada who are on a field trip during their convention in Edmonton. They decided to charter the train and take it as far east as it could go at the time, to Tete Jaune, said Frazer. “All these women were writing their impressions. It would have been very interesting to have access to that train or read all of their notebooks to see what it was like.” Through Caribou Joe, Frazer injects life back into the numerous whistle stops along the railroad. “[Trains] had steam engines back then, so they had to have a water tower every so many miles so that the steam engines could stock up with more water to run the engine, which is why most of those little stations were built.” Captivating visuals are also added throughout the book.
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“There are hundreds of photographs from all different archives and museums and there are 20 different artists that have helped illustrate different scenes in the story.” Frazer hopes his book will not only entertain readers, but inspire their appetite for history and even encourage them to write and publish their own work because “it’s such a worthwhile and rewarding thing.” Caribou Joe’s adventures aren’t over, Frazer is already working on a second book, Bound for the Bulkley Valley. Caribou Joe and the Building of the Grand Trunk Pacific is available at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives and at the Fitzhugh office, above Subway. It will also be available in McBride, Valemount, Dunster, Prince George, Smithers and Hazelton.
Thursday, june 27, 2013
On July 1, Jasper Celebrates
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Centennial Park Hosted by the Mayor and Councillors of Jasper.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY Park Information centre lawn, main street
1:00 pm sharp
parade begins Activity Centre Parking Lot
Approximately 2:00 pm To 11:30 pm
CENTENNIAL PARK ACTIVITIES Activities in Centennial Park Sponsored by the Jasper Museum and Archives (beer gardens, childrenâ€™s activities, entertainment)
2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Conducted by Friends of Jasper National Park (meeting place to be announced)
Approximately 11:15 pm
Fireworks Centennial Park
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The world’s second largest glacier-fed lake is located right in Jasper National Park, only 48 km from the Jasper townsite. Before Europeans arrived in Jasper, Maligne Lake was known as Chaba Imne (Beaver Lake) by First Nations Peoples in the area. The lake formed when a landslide from the Opal Hills created a natural dam and trapped the water. Maligne Lake offers clear, blue-green water and spectacular scenery with the surrounding mountains and three visible glaciers. No wonder why it’s one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies. Still standing on site is a 1927 chalet constructed by Fred Brewster and a boathouse built in 1928 by legendary Jasperite Donald “Curly” Phillips. Many popular hikes of all lengths are in the area, including the Skyline Trail, Opal Hills and
Bald Hills. There’s also an opportunity to hop on a boat and float over the calm, crystal clear water to Spirit Island in the middle of the lake. Maligne Tours now offers a customizable Spirit Island Boat Cruise, with the Family of Explorers and Through the Lens options. Family of Explorers is an interactive and story-telling interpretation, complete with snacks and a nature-based scavenger hunt that is tailored toward children and families. The Through the Lens tour is lead by professional Jasper photographers, who offer tips for capturing the best images. There is also the opportunity to learn about famous photographers in the Rockies, and a modified version of Maligne Lake’s Heritage Afternoon Tea will be served on board.
jasper tramway It’s not everyday you get to ride the longest and highest aerial tramway in Canada to a height of 2,277 metres above sea level, which is why taking the Jasper Tramway is a “must do.” With the tramway’s 50th anniversary looming next year, the structure still has its original tram cars from when it opened in 1964 on Whistlers Mountain. Helicopters transported people and supplies to the site of the upper station terminal while the tramway was being built. It’s a 10-minute drive from Jasper to the tramway’s lower station, where adventure enthusiasts load into a tram
car and begin the ascent up Whistlers Mountain and above the tree line. Stay alert for wildlife on the ride up; some groups are lucky enough to spot a grizzly bear. The two tram cars ride on a cable 46 mm in diameter, and are pulled up and down the mountain by another cable 27 mm in diameter. There is room for 30 people, plus one operator in each car. Along with breathtaking views and photo opportunities, the upper station offers a gift shop and café-style restaurant. On a nice day, visitors might see marmots sunbathing on rocks. D. Betts photo
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Did you know that you can bring your own horse to Jasper to ride on designated trails in the park? If you left your horse at home, that’s OK because there are still plenty of horseback adventures to be had. Early explorers in Jasper used horses to get around and navigate trails, some of which still exist today and have been adopted into Jasper’s multi-use trail system. Whether the rider is looking for glacier-fed lakes, alpine meadows, mountain views or just a dusty trail, Jasper’s horseback outfitters offer a variety of trip options. Skyline Trail Rides and Jasper Park Stables offer guided rides that range in time from one hour to all day. For the more rugged explorer, Tonquin Valley Adventures offers day rides and overnights trips. If sitting on a horse isn’t desirable, Jasper Park Stables also offers carriage rides around the townsite and accepts bookings for private occasions.
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Rafting is the perfect way to make a splash and get a little wet while experiencing Jasper. The sport is suitable for people of all comfort levels because many rafting tour companies offer packages that tailor to everyone from the easy rider to the thrill seeker. With approximately nine rivers in and around Jasper National Park, there are rapids for every type of rider to experience. Beginner
packages are great for families with younger children because the tour typically goes through calm rapids. It’s recommended that intermediate rafters weight at least 90 lbs. and are fit enough to paddle and help carry the raft to the water. As you go rafting, you may be paddling through history because explores and fur traders travelled some of the same routes more than 100 years ago.
Some rafting outfitters also offer overnight and camping packages for those keen to ride the rapids and sleep under the stars. Numerous companies in town offer rafting experiences, including Jasper Raft Tours, Rocky Mountain River Guides, Whitewater Rafting Jasper Ltd., Jasper Rafting Adventures and Maligne Rafting Adventures.
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Water flow from the Maligne River has eroded the Palliser Formation (limestone) as much as 50 metres in some areas to form the Maligne Canyon. Limestone erodes quicker than other rocks and this erosion accounts for the steep, smooth walls of the Maligne Canyon. In some spots, this natural formation is as much as two metres wide. The word Maligne stems from the French term “mal,” which means bad or malicious. It’s possible to hike the Maligne Canyon by following an interpretive trail that begins by the picnic area at the Sixth Bridge, or by taking a guided tour. The trail runs along the Maligne River and is 21 km one way. There are several bridges across the gorge where visitors can catch a glimpse of the sights below. A shorter, 15-minute hike is accessible via the First and Second Bridges. Waterfalls, birds, plant life and fossils can be seen. There is a gift shop and restaurant that are open on the top of Maligne Canyon during the summer months. The restaurant has large windows that overlook the canyon.
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Le 1er Juillet, Jasper célèbre
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Déjeuner aux crêpes Patronné par la municipalité de Jasper
De 11h30 à midi
Cérémonie de lever du drapeau Parterre du Centre d’information du parc
De 13 h à 14 H
A travers la ville depuis le centre récréatif
De 14 h à 23 h 30
Activités au parc centennial Commandité par la société historique Jasper-Yellowhead (Brasserie en plein air, activités pour les enfants, spectacles)
De 14 H 30 & 19 h 30
Inscription à la boutique des Amis situee dans le Centre d’information
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regional classifieds auctions
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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.
TO APPLY: Fax 780-468-4617 Phone 780-868-8037 Email to: John.Hollis@HallconCrewTransport.com
Jasper Inn & Suites is currently hiring
HOUSEKEEPERS Wage depending on experience. Summer season, full time, can lead to permanent position. Will train, accommodation available. Apply in person with resume or email MelanieDomes@jasperinn.com
98 GEIKIE STREET • 780-852-4461
FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT FT $11.50/hour & 36+hours/week or PT $9.75/hour. Shiftwork. No exp. req. Duties: serve customers, portion & prepare & wrap; vegetables, meats, sandwiches. Bake bread. Stock refrigerators & supplies. Record food used. Cleaning: stations, tables, floors, washrooms, dishes, 4 positions. FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR FT shiftwork $13/hour, 36+hours/week. 2 to 3 years exp. or related College Diploma. Duties: Review & adjust daily sales projections. Prescreen applications. Open & close the restaurant. Supervise, train, delegate shift tasks. Ensure quality standards. Assist in ordering. Record stock used. Responsible for shift cash, till & order accuracy. Serve customers, handle concerns, prepare food, cleaning, 2 positions. Apply at: Jasper Subway (Kvill Enterprises Ltd.), #626 Connaught Drive, Box 1437, Jasper, Alberta, T0E1E0 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasper Inn & Suites is currently hiring
• COOK’S HELPER/ DISHWASHER • FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVERS Accommodation available.
Apply in person with resume or email: Alex@Malignelake.com 98 GEIKIE STREET • 780-852-4461
We are currently hiring for the position of:
Sales Associate part-time
Must be available evenings and weekends. Apply in person with resume or email email@example.com 612 Patricia Street 780-852-5304
We are a growing company looking to expand our team. Mountain Park Lodges Human Resources 96 Geikie St., Jasper AB Phone: 780-852-2505 Fax: 780-852-5813 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interested in a career? www.mpljasper.com
Apply to: Human Resources Coordinator email@example.com Mountain Park Lodges Box 1200 Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 Phone: 780-852-2505 Fax: 780-852-5813
positions available for
ROOM ATTENDANTS FULL-TIME Apply in person with resume or email firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Kaya 780-852-3209
We are seeking seasonal staff!
Seasonal Position From June to October 2013. This is a full time seasonal position and bonus is available to candidates that stay entire season. Staff Accommodation rates available for our ambassadors.
Submit to: Stephanie Sophocleous Hotel Manager Tekarra Lodge Email: email@example.com Fax: 780.852.4636
Tim Hortons Jasper requires (12) NOC: 6641
FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT
$11.00/hour, permanent, full time position. No experience necessary. We will provide proper training.
Tim Hortons Jasper requires (3) NOC: 6212
FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISORS
$13.00/hour, permanent, full time position. Experience an asset. We will provide proper training.
Tim Hortons Jasper requires highly motivated, hard working
LOBBY ATTENDANT In this position, you will be responsible for keeping the restaurant clean and tidy. Use of automated dishwasher equipment also required. Competitive wages and flexible hours available.
Please apply in person, by mail or fax. 611 Patricia St., Jasper Ab., Fax: 780-865-4447 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Park Lodges is currently hiring for a Restaurant Manager. Ideal candidates for this role have experience working in catering or banquets and have managed a small- to medium-sized dining establishment. You enjoy working in a fast paced and ever-changing environment while providing exceptional customer service at all times. Experience in a hotel environment is a definite asset. If you are looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level, visit our website for more details at www.mpljasper.com. Offering pension plan, medical benefits, and bonus.
RETAIL SUPERVISOR Marmot Basin/Jasper Tramway is currently seeking a Supervisor for the Retail Outlet for both properties. Qualifications: Retail Store management & Supervisory experience including • Buying • Merchandising • Inventory control • Good organizational skills This offers year round employment with a competitive compensation package. Submit your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com Attn: Charlene Milne
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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Many new beginnings are underway for you. You are being given a big green light by the universe, perhaps even a push or a shove. Balancing inspiration and desperation may be necessary. Creating beauty in your home and/or family environment is ideal. The deeper levels of this cycle indicate metamorphic changes. Cooperate with this dynamic because resistance is futile anyway.
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aurus (Apr 20 – May 21) A busy cycle persists. At best it is affording many opportunities and forging new alliances. Your ambitions are running high so you are in a good position to capitalize. At worst you feel overwhelmed by choice and circumstance. While the tone will settle down soon the overall momentum will continue. The key is to be committed to forge a brighter future.
emini (May 21 – Jun 21 Over the past year or so you have set your sights higher, made some key moves and taken a few risks. Now and over the coming year it is time to capitalize on these efforts. Your willingness to learn, adapt and improvise is extra important. This may well include training or apprenticeship. In the short term, decipher what constitute your best talents and focus on them.
ancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) Some big and exciting opportunities are coming to the fore. If you have been waiting faithfully for your window of opportunity, your patience is about to be rewarded. The momentum will remain steady but this certainly represents a turn towards something new and probably different. Concentrate your focus and put in the extra time and effort now.
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eo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) Some cycles move faster and some slower and this is a slower one. Your basic challenge now is to tune-in and trust this flow. The efforts of yesteryear are in a composting phase. This may not sound very exciting but compost is the basis of fertilizer, a key ingredient to abundant growth. Patient perseverance backed by faith and vision is the recipe.
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irgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) The future beckons and its call will get louder over the coming weeks and months. The time has come to expand upon and/or fortify your overall foundation. This will require an extra assertion of your will and a clear application of strategic thinking. A steady and perhaps steep learning curve is implied. It is extra important that you clarify your basic direction.
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Position selling BC fruit at markets, no experience necessary. $100/day, Wed-Fri workdays, July and August. Must have phone interview. Phone Jon at 778-867-6267.
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Robson Valley classifieds AUTOMOBILES 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 250-9684453. GTS NOV 29 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 2007 Ford Ranger, silver gray, 4 door, 32,000 kms. Just like new. $10,000. Call 250-566-4322 GTS June 20 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, 196,000 km, truck canopy included. Asking price is $10,000 for BOTH OBO. Financing available. If interested call Jocelyn 250-566-4491 (home) or 250-566-1700 (cell) GTS SEPT 5 MISC FOR SALE 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 250-219-0277 GTS NOV 29 Robson Valley Grass Fed lamb weight average 45 Ibs $4 per lb. or $5 cut and wrapped, Contact 250-9684347. July 11
MISC FOR SALE Good used sea containers for sale. McBride area $3,650, Valemount $3,500 Delivered. We accept Visa/ MC 250-314-9522. June 27 For Sale: Complete 16’ x 22’ above ground swimming pool includes pump, cleaning brushes, all hoses and a new sand filter. $650 Phone 250-566-4411 Or 250-566- 1825 GTS May 9 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 monthly Call Doug 250566-4240 GTS MAY 9 RENTALS 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 July 4 “STILL AVAILABLE” 5 bdrm, 1.5 Bath Home For Rent on quiet street in Valemount $950.00 per month. Contact Rosemary Dutra 1-778-220-0356 July 4 4 bdrm mobile home with living room slide, wood & oil heat, gravity spring water, pets O.K., quiet scenic location on Dore River Road in McBride. Available July 15, $600 per month. Contact 250-5692471 July 4
WINDOW CLEANING Kerry’s Window Cleaning: Spring Has Sprung, Summer is Alive. Professional 25 years experience, Reasonable Rates, Log Houses, Commercial, and Residential. Contact Kerry 780-931-6786 July 25 QUILTING SERVICES Professional Long Arm Quilting, 15 years experience, Quick turn around time, Contact Pat 250-566-4179 (home), 250-566-3227 (cell), or email: patbennett70@ gmail.com July 11 HOUSE FOR SALE 660 sq.ft., 2-Bedroom, one Bath House for Sale in Valemount at 1075 -4th Ave. Renovated, deregistered trailer with all new siding, roofing, drywall and flooring. Heated garage. $85,000 Contact 250-566-1523 June 27 Small House, 2 bedroom. $68,000, heat is wood and propane, appliances, garage, on Juniper St. in Valemount. Phone 250-968-4419 July 4 EMPLOYMENT Valemount Summer Employment Available: Position selling BC fruit at markets, no experience necessary, good pay. Wed – Sat workdays, July and August. Must have phone interview. Phone Jon: 1-778867-6267 June 27 GARAGE SALE Garage Sale on Saturday June 29, 9am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Located at 3120 Mountain View Road, McBride, BC Household items, Dressers, Tools, and Misc. items June 27
ibra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) Everyone is undergoing a cycle of expansion in new areas. For you it is in your overall status, quo, public standing, reputation and/or career. You are meant to pay your dues somehow. At best you will recognize this extra burden to be the investment that it is. Taking calculated steps versus blind leaps is important and this trend will continue.
corpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) A steady pace of advancement continues. Yet it comes on the heels of decline and ending. Do not be ashamed, defeated or depressed by these. The cycles of life work this way. It is less likely an issue of your sincere efforts and abilities in the past and more one of the larger rhythm and flow. Nurture a philosophical perspective as your enter this new territory.
agittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) While wisdom includes knowing how and when to assert it also includes knowing how and when to surrender. You know, “you gotta know when to hold them, when to fold them, when to walk away and when to run”. Of course, the game goes on and there will be other hands. Besides, while the cards are being dealt, your investments are generating profits.
apricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) Your world is in a steady rate of expansion. Your social life and perhaps especially your family network will undergo a big boost of energy and focus over the coming months. This will prove to be a big spark of new beginnings. Naturally, these are the flip side of things ending. Yet, in the short term anyway, there will be big reasons to rejoice.
quarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) Jupiter entering Cancer is producing a boost and shift of some kind for everyone. For you it is linked to your work and/or lifestyle rhythm. You are in the mood to build upon new foundations. The time is right to take a few calculated risks and perhaps make some key investments. This includes new educational pursuits and training.
isces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Some significant changes in your overall philosophy of life are brewing. These are activating you to implement more creative variety into your usual approach. A fine blend of strategic rational mixed with intuitive receptivity, of mind and heart, is the key. Excess of either will produce imbalance. You are in a creative cycle now, act on it!
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COMMUNITY LISTINGS Seniors News
The next meeting of the Jasper Seniors Society will be Monday June 10th, 7:30pm at the seniors lounge in the activity centre. The annual Seniors Society picnic at the Jasper Airfield will be on Monday June 19th, 5:00pm. Free transportation is available for Seniors Society activities by calling 780-852-3447.
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First Monday of every month all year at 7 PM at the McCready Centre in Jasper. This program has no fee. For more information, contact Tim at 1-855299-8899
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627 Patricia Street– Open playroom, crafts, children’s yoga, infant massage and MORE (all FREE). Like us on Facebook “Parent Link Jasper”or call Jenna at (780)852-6535.
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COMMUNITY SERVICES Tennis Club Nights Open to all members, Tuesdays at 7 pm at the Activity Centre Courts. Memberships available, $20. Jasper Museum mini-outings Join us for an hour of historical interest Meet at 10:30 am at the locations and dates below. Bring a mug and we’ll provide the coffee & goodies! July 16th - The Jackman House. Now the home of Jasper Tourism, Jasper’s first postmaster F.A. Jackman lived in this beautiful stone building. Meet at 411 Patricia Street. August 20 - Rerouting History. Meet at the green space across from the Robson House on the 400 block of Patricia Street. We will have a look at maps and photos of a street that no longer exists and how the surrounding neighbourhood has changed. 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. 780852-2100. Jasper Reuse-it Centre Anglican Church Hall basement, 602 Geikie Street (back door by parking lot). Hours: Mon 7-9 pm, Tues 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Wed 7 -9 pm, Thurs 1-3pm. Donations accepted during operating hours.
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.Chasing the Queen at 5:30 PM Saturdays. Free shuffle board available. 780-852-3740. Habitat for the Arts 500 Robson Street. Open Tues - Sat, 12 to 5 pm. 780852-4747 or email@example.com Jasper Municipal Library Toddler & Preschool Story Time Mondays 10:30am. For more info 780-852-3652 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ab.ca Thrift Shop Hours 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. HIV West Yellowhead 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: www.hivwestyellowhead.com. 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 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 www.acfa. ab.ca/jasper www.facebook.com/ACFAJasper
Jasper Adult Learning Centre Literacy Program Free, confidential, one-on-one training in reading, writing, math, and computer skills. Drop by 631 Patricia St. or call 780-852-4418 ext.4 to make an appointment. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Pap Test Clinics Pap Test Clinics available with female Registered Nurse. Please call 780.852.4759 for an appointment.
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End MS 93 pedals on By Nicole Veerman Editor
Greg Van Tighem is nearly halfway to his $93,000 fundraising goal, and he has big plans to make up the other half before his September deadline. On July 20, Jasper’s fire chief will take part in 24 Hours of Adrenalin at the Canmore Nordic Centre. In the past he’s competed in that race as a team, but this year he’ll be going solo. “This will probably be a bigger challenge than riding my bike from Arizona,” he said, noting that when he’s done the race before, he’s only pedalled two laps. “My goal is to do between eight and 10 circuits in 24 hours this year.” For that race, Van Tighem said he hopes to have people pledge him for each lap he completes. The money raised will be added to his fundraising efforts for the MS Society of Canada.
So far this year, with his ride from Wickenburg, Ariz. up Highway 93 to Jasper, he has raised more than $40,000. But that’s not enough—Van Tighem is set on reaching his $93,000 goal. He’ll also be riding in Penticton’s Granfondo—a 160 kilometre trek that will take him from Penticton B.C. to Summerland, B.C. and back. Last year’s winner completed the race in about four hours. Van Tighem said he aims to complete it in just over five hours. He hasn’t yet figured out how he’ll turn that ride into a fundraiser, but he’s working on that right now. Van Tighem has been raising money for the MS Society of Canada for the past seven years. In that time, not including his most recent fundraising efforts, he’s accumulated $145,000 for the society through bottle drives, barbecues and his participation in the Hinton MS Bike Tour, among other fundraising efforts. To donate to Van Tighem’s cause, visit endms93.com and click the ‘Pledge Me’ tab.
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Greg Van Tighem has found more biking opportunities to help him reach his $93,000 fundraising goal for the MS Society of Canada.
Up with the fencing By Nicole Veerman Editor
Construction of the new off-leash dog park on Sleepy Hollow Road will begin tomorrow, June 28, with volunteers and members of the municipality working together. Dog owners will be there to help with the manual labour, while municipal staff operate the machinery and oversee construction and placement of the fencing. “The fencing itself, you’ll be surprised how fast it goes up,” Doug Rodwell, acting director of environmental services, said to a small group of dog owners on Monday. “It’s almost like building a Lego-style fence.” Rodwell guessed it will take a total of two weeks to construct the entire off-leash area, with most of the time being used for installing vehicle gates and pedestrian gates. Any volunteers participating in the build will need to wear protective gear, including steel-toe boots. “That’s something I can’t move on. If one of those fence panels pinches someone’s foot, they’re going to get hurt. Safety is the No. 1 thing.” The municipality will provide gloves, vests and hardhats.
Rodwell estimated that if on each construction day there are between six and eight volunteers, that would be sufficient for putting the fence up in a safe and timely fashion. The 900 fence panels for the project were donated by Kinder Morgan. They will be installed above ground, so as not to disturb the pipeline and phonelines that are buried there. There is also a power line running over the site. The fences will be constructed seven metres from the lines to ensure safety. The new off-leash area will be comparable in size to the old Bonhomme Street site, which is now being used for the construction of the new joint high school. The old park, across from Centennial Park, was closed in August 2012. Since then dog owners have been running their canine friends in a small site—nicknamed the “postage stamp”—at the corner of Centennial Park. Council voted to construct a new off-leash area on Sleepy Hollow Road in April 2012. It has taken since then to get all of the necessary approvals and to collect the fencing from Kinder Morgan. There is not yet a set opening date for the park.
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100 years young
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Jasper’s newest centenarian, Verne Clarridge, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family, June 19, at the Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge. She is pictured here with her daughters Coni Bowen, left, and Judi Verrier, as well as Mayor Richard Ireland, who brought well wishes from the municipality. Bowen joked, from here on out, her mother will be celebrating her 99th birthday each year.
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A pig of a problem By Nicole Veerman Editor
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New community residents from the Philippines, Thailand, China, Australia, Canada and elsewhere attended the Summer Welcome Party to meet new people and find out what Jasper has to offer during the summer season. Numerous community organizations were on hand at the June 17 event at the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre to let people know about the resources available to them and how they can get involved in the community. Attendees also received a free barbecue dinner and the opportunity to win prizes, all while being treated to the musical stylings of DJ Frazzle.
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Piglet the 10-month-old pot-bellied pig is at risk of losing her Jasper home because of the municipality’s domestic animal bylaw, which classifies all pigs as livestock. Currently the bylaw states: “No person shall keep in the town any livestock other than for the purpose of attending a rodeo in the town sanctioned by the Canadian Rodeo Association and in a location approved by the municipal manager.” It also has a provision for circuses and horses used as part of a business. But according to Piglet’s owner, that bylaw is outdated. “I believe that she has the right to be classified as a pet just like dogs and cats,” said Lynda Knight, whose daughter Jamin brought Piglet home when she was just two months old. “It’s just a matter of old bylaws being updated. Thousands of cities, towns and municipalities have amended their bylaws in recognition of these animals,” said Knight, noting that Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs like Piglet were brought to North America about 30 years ago and have since been bred solely as domestic pets. The Department of Agriculture also classifies pot-bellied pigs as pets, along with dogs, cats, guinea pigs, finches and budgies. “Given that she’s less noisy than a dog and she’s absolutely not going to be chasing wildlife like dogs do, and she is less intrusive than a cat—she’s not going to climb over the fence and go into your neighbour’s garden—I can’t see any reasonable argument against including pot-bellied pigs in the bylaw where they belong,” said Knight, who considers Piglet a part of the family, just like her dog and two cats. “Once we get a pet, we don’t take that lightly. Now her life is our responsibility,” said Knight. “I feel very strongly about protecting her safety and ensuring she always has a wonderful life.” Although Piglet has lived in Jasper
since October, her presence was only brought to the attention of the bylaw department this month. Dave Osborne, licensing and enforcement manager for the municipality, said the department hasn’t taken enforcement action yet, but as the municipal bylaw stands, it is illegal to have Piglet living in Jasper. Osborne is currently in consultation with Parks Canada and is also awaiting approval from Peter Waterworth, the municipality’s chief administrative officer, to present Knight with a letter requesting she voluntarily remove Piglet from the town. “I really don’t want to prosecute something like this, or ticket for something like this—if we can get voluntary compliance that’s the route I would like to take,” said Osborne, who said he agrees with the bylaw as it stands. “Whether it’s pot-bellied, roundbellied or square-bellied, a pig is livestock. That’s our position. If the mayor and council wants to appeal it then it’s their decision.” If presented with a letter to remove Piglet from the town, Knight will have the opportunity to bring the issue to council to request the bylaw be amended. It would then be up to the mayor and council to decide whether to allow pot-bellied pigs as domestic pets or not. “If she wanted to go before mayor and council, even though nothing has been done by the bylaw department, she can send in a request to speak to them about this,” said Osborne. “If she does that, then as the chief bylaw officer, I say, ‘Parks Canada and myself say, no, we don’t want pot-bellied pigs in town. It’s livestock and we don’t want it.’ And then they’d make a decision.” Knight said she will compile a petition with signatures from community members who believe pot-bellied pigs should be considered domestic pets. If it comes to it, she said she will also present to council, requesting an amendment to the bylaw. “I won’t just let it go,” she said. “I believe that she is a pet.”
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