The Jasper Fitzhugh - Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Jasper’s own Sons & Daughter will be among the local artists performing at the fundraiser at The Stand Easy Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 on Aug. 18. | J.Stockfish photo



Local musicians will be performing at The Stand Easy Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 on Aug. 18 to fundraise for the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women (YES). The theme of the evening is the 1960s, and admission to the event is by donation with all the proceeds going to the shelter. The organizers of the fundraiser are Rob Gray, Saša Jurko and David McKnight, three musicians whose love for playing live music and community-building has inspired them to raise money for a great cause with music-loving friends and community members. “I used to do these fundraisers many years ago, but then I kind of fell off the face of the earth…and went into myself and disappeared,” Gray said. “But now I’m back and I want to start contributing again to society.” As a taxi driver, Gray’s experience with the shelter’s services is first hand, having dropped off women and children on more occasions that he’d care to remember. “It has happened on Christmas morning,” he said. Wanting to make a positive difference in his community, he decided one way to help was to organize a fundraiser for the shelter that cares for those he has personally dropped off. “Rob came up with this great idea to contribute and I can’t think of a better reason,” Jurko said. “We thought it was a wonderful reason to get together and play some music and try to do some good.”

Gray noted the response from the community has been very supportive with local musicians happy to play and fundraisers happy to pay toward the cause. “Yeah, the community is really good like that, getting involved with what other people are doing, not just themselves,” Jurko said. “It’s great to get their support.” The talents of those who gather and play music together on Open Mic Night are as exceptional as the people behind the talent, Jurko noted. Before the event has even taken place, the organizers have raised $13,000, $12,000 of which was donated by CN Rail and its employees. “For CN, giving back is not a slogan — it is a way of doing business,” said Tyler Banick, manager of public & government affairs with the railway company. “Our commitment to help build safer, stronger communities, is how we give something back. It’s how we make the communities in which we operate better places to live and work.” Banick noted that it was a local grassroots group of CN volunteers who created the program Common Connections Program, dedicated to supporting mental health and well-being. “CN and local Union members recognize the need to support one another and in turn work collaboratively, performing positive deeds within the community.” A portion of their donation was raised in July when CN hosted a food truck to prepare Christmas dinners paid for by donations from the company’s employees, friends and family.

The remainder was raised at a CN Employees’ and Pensioners’ Community Fund silent auction. “To get that sort of support is absolutely breathtaking,” Jurko said. The Jasper Fire Department stepped up yet again, supporting the emergency shelter by giving $500 to the cause. “The Jasper Volunteer Fire Brigade strives to serve the community and we recognize the process of saving lives goes well beyond the accident or fire scene,” the department stated in an email. “(YES) saves lives through advocacy, support and refuge for women and children in their times of need.” Griffith’s Ford in Hinton has also donated $500. “The Yellowhead Emergency Shelter plays such a vital role in our area and knowing the importance of the shelter and its volunteers, we’re proud to have the opportunity to donate to such an organization,” said Jason Griffiths, dealer principal of the dealership. Mc Knight offered his wonder at how the plan was coming together with seeming relative ease. “This came out of nowhere. How does this happen?” Jurko said that ultimately the idea was first expressed during a Jam Night at the Legion. “We enjoy playing music together, we have a lot of fun together,” he said. “And it sounds so cliche, but we just decided, let’s do some good.” The show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is by donation. The official lineup for the evening will be announced soon.

Results of the Jasper Park Golf Club Junior Member Golf Night On August 1st, 2022 JPL golf course hosted 14 of our finest young golfers in our first ever members fun tournament. Despite the rainy weather all 14 boys played a 10-hole event that consisted of 2 flights and a proximity prize on every hole. WINNERS OF THE EVENT WERE AS FOLLOWS: 1st Flight low gross winner - Donovan Faucett 1st Flight low net winner - Michael Hayashi 2nd Flight low gross winner - Tyler Pearson 2nd Flight low net winner - Carter Schmidt A big THANK YOU goes out to all the local businesses that helped make this event a huge success. And to the members of our club who assisted with the organizing, planning the dinner, and giving of their time to help with the scoring. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course Totem Ski Shop Analea’s Candy Lane Karen Kovich Evil Dave’s Restaurant Janet Schmidt North face Pizza Analea Berenguer Famoso Restaurant

Lee Chorley Earls Restaurant Heather Legacy Jasper Pizza Place Ali Mason JFI Foods Jasper Brew Pub Montana’s Restaurant Rocky Bear Gifts and More Yak Industries

From this great event the Jasper Golf Club are hoping to continue with more Junior events this season and hoping to grow our sport through our future golf superstars. Congratulations to all the boys who participated in our first event.


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PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT SHOWCASES CHALLENGES OF HABITAT FOR BOTH HUMANS AND WILDLIFE SCOTT HAYES REPORTER@FITZHUGH.CA LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER A trigger warning might be necessary for “HABITUATE, ACCLIMATE,” the newest travelling exhibit to appear at Habitat for the Arts. Half of the display depicts a wolf that has been “euthanized,” the euphemism used when an animal is killed because it has become a danger after growing accustomed to human food. That’s the end result of habituation, and it isn’t a pleasant reality. Photographer Nahanni McKay, who was a Parks Canada campground attendant at Two Jack Lake in 2016, said that everybody knew about the ongoing systemic problem with the wolfpacks that summer. Campers were repeatedly warned about clean campsites. One mother wolf had become habituated to human food, and its actions eventually crossed the threshold of being too bold. However, the shot that Parks personnel took wasn’t a clean hit, and the wolf retreated out of range. Several days passed before it was located still alive. McKay was there with her camera for the moment. She describes the experience as traumatizing and emotionally problematic in other ways too. “I felt anger,” she said, offering how she turned on her artistic self to channel her response into something positive. “I wanted to do something about it, or for it, or just to release my energy and my thoughts on the whole process of how we at Parks, especially the minimal jobs campground attendants handled it.”

“I just did the project, and the response from it was really good, I want to say,” she added. “It’s just other people feel the same way, and it feels like it’s taboo that we’re not supposed to be, ‘Oh, Parks Canada is doing so great for wildlife or whatever.’ In reality, it’s like, everyone can be doing better for it.” Her photographic series called “Loop 14” shows the animal’s last breaths. She pointed her camera into the wolf ’s eyes. She looked deeply into its thick fur, closer than any human could if there wasn’t mortality involved. She showed it sprawled out on the snow, legs splayed out as if it was a rug in front of a trophy hunter’s fireplace. To her, it was an important way of honouring the animal. “There’s a spirit in the forest, I want to say. The wolf was that spirit at that time,” she said. The images are in stark contrast to the human activity in the second half of the show. The exhibit was co-created by Liam KavanaghBradette, whose photographic essays take a view to the far north where human habitation is an excellent example of a resource-intensive venture. His “Arctic Sea Lift” series turns a lens to how the Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping company spends the summer shipping everything from building materials to food, from vehicles to fuel to communities that have come to rely on these extraordinary measures in order to continue their survival. At the same time, he also photographed the industries of those communities and how they have had an impact on the environment. The work began earlier in his life when his mother was a teacher in the north.

“I had the opportunity to go up, which is how I realized that was how the communities were surviving… how they were aligned with these shipments,” he said. “A lot of my work focuses on where the economy, environment and humans intersect.” The scarcity of supplies means that basic groceries have become exorbitantly expensive. A jug of milk can cost upwards of $15. “It’s really complicated. Diapers, lettuce, all of that… it’s just insane. It’s tricky because a lot of the people who live in these communities up north aren’t necessarily from those areas.” He offered the story of a community called Hall Beach on a northeastern peninsula of Nunavut, which exists because of government work related to the DEW Line. “These were communities where people would spend summers at. They wouldn’t live there yearround. Because of Canadian government policy, these have become permanent settlements. They’re not necessarily sustainable. The world that we live in nowadays, people are not reliant on these groceries and these conveniences… these aspects of modern life.” His work shows images including one of a team unloading a shipment of boxes of disposable diapers. Another depicts a short row of new vehicles atop a ship, an iceberg not too far off in the distance. “HABITUATE, ACCLIMATE” is part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Travelling Exhibition program. It will remain on display at the Habitat for the Arts until Monday, Aug. 15.

Liam Kavanagh-Bradette’s photos show the lengths that humans will go to in order to survive. Pictured, a ship carries new vehicles to the far north where a community that started to serve the DEW Line continues to thrive but with much aid from the south. | Supplied photo

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Parks officials are still searching for a black bear that had been shot on the weekend approximately seven kilometres from the Sixth Bridge trailhead.

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The shooter has been identified as a male tourist who is now facing several charges under the National Parks Act. “He was obviously carrying an illegal firearm – illegal in that he was carrying in a national park – and encountered a bear on the trail at a distance of approximately 30 metres from him, fired what he described as a warning shot and didn’t see any response from the bear,” said Dave Argument, resource conservation manager for Jasper National Park. “He then fired a second shot that impacted the bear, caused it to fall down a short embankment into a creek bed that was separating the two. They were across the creek from each other. He lost sight of the bear and promptly left the scene.” The bear was clearly injured, Argument added, as evidenced by blood in the creek bed. It was able to leave under its own power and Parks team members have spent “considerable time and effort” trying to track it down by following the blood trail into the very dense forest. “It’s difficult terrain in terms of complexity and sightlines, which is significant when you’re trying to track an injured bear in close quarters. They put in considerable effort on the Saturday evening to try to track the bear down.” Those efforts have since continued with a team of four sweeping the area combined variously with a

drone and a helicopter-mounted infrared FLIR camera providing overhead views. Argument said that if the bear has survived then it is still suffering and poses a risk to visitors. If it has already succumbed to its injuries, then there is still a danger. A carcass close to a popular trail might bring another bear to it. “Obviously, the safety of both visitors and wildlife is our top priority here.” The Overlander Trail will remain closed most likely until Aug. 11 for those search efforts. Park wardens, joined by Human-Wildlife Coexistence team members, met with the individual to receive his initial statement on the incident. He was taken to the Jasper RCMP detachment for further questioning and to provide further evidence to aid in the search effort. The investigation is ongoing. The individual has been charged under the Canada National Parks Act and will be required to attend a court date as yet to be determined. Carrying a firearm in a national park is illegal. “It poses obviously a threat to wildlife here and other park users,” Argument said. He emphasized that bear spray is the best option for improving your safety while in bear country. Travelling in groups, making noise while in motion and staying alert and aware of your surroundings are also helpful tips, he continued, adding that visitors must respect that they are in a national park. “This is the home of these wildlife. It’s our privilege to be able to offer Canadians (the) experience of traveling in this fantastic protected area, but we also need to understand that the wildlife that call this place home deserve some respect and the space to live their lives. We need to take the appropriate precautions to travel safely in this place.”



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Retired Warrant Officer Keith Henderson (centre left) and retired Jasper Fire Chief Greg Van Tighem (centre right) were the recipients of the 70th Anniversary Jubilee Pin during a ceremony at the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion on Aug. 8. The pins were presented by Yellowhead MP Gerald Soroka (far right) and witnessed by Mayor Richard Ireland (far left). | Supplied photo

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Second-degree murder charge laid in death of Banff man

A suspect has been charged with second-degree murder after a man was killed at a nightclub in Banff. On Aug. 5, Banff RCMP were advised at about 2:26 a.m. of an altercation which occurred at a local drinking establishment on Banff Avenue. Upon arrival, police located an injured male. The 26-year-old male from Banff was transported to hospital where he was declared deceased. A 22-year-old male from Banff was taken into custody at the same location. The victim was later identified as Ethan EnnsGoneau of Banff. John-Christopher Arrizza of Banff was also identified as the suspect and has been charged with second-degree murder. Arrizza has been remanded into custody and will appear in Canmore Provincial Court on Aug. 10 via CCTV.

Alberta RCMP issue over 2,000 tickets during Heritage Day long weekend

Throughout the Heritage Day long weekend, Alberta RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives focussed on promoting traffic safety. Between July 29 and Aug. 1, the RCMP issued a total of 2,087 traffic tickets across the province. Overall, 983 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 91 impaired drivers were removed from the roads, 44 were fined for distracted driving, and an additional 40 were found driving without proper safety belt restraints. “The Alberta RCMP worked to make the long weekend a safe and enjoyable holiday for those out on our provincial streets and highways,” says Insp. Chris Romanchych, Alberta RCMP Traffic. “By preventing and removing risks from the roads, the RCMP is committed to upholding traffic safety across Alberta.” For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.

Alberta RCMP provides road safety tips for new motorists


This August, the Alberta RCMP is focussing on new driver safety. Motorists with a learner’s licence or a probationary graduated driver’s licence (GDL) are often still getting comfortable behind the wheel. The time spent learning the rules of the road is critical for developing safe driving habits and behaviours. As a new driver, keep the following tips top of mind: • Carpooling? Do not travel with more passengers than seat belts. • Get comfy. Adjust your seat, mirrors, navigation, or hands free devices before shifting into drive. • Sober driving is safe driving. You must have a blood-alcohol level of zero when driving. Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. • Don’t go solo. Driver’s with a learner’s licence must be accompanied by a fully licenced (non-GDL probationary) individual. The individual must be 18 years of age or older and seated beside the driver (Government of Alberta, 2022). • Stay alert. Be aware of your surroundings and practice defensive driving. • Make an itinerary. Before heading out on long trips, be sure to communicate your destination and anticipated arrival time with an adult. • Your ride is your responsibility. Ensure your vehicle is in safe operating condition before hitting the road. • Be distraction free! Keep your focus where it needs to be – on the road. “Driving is a complex skill that requires time and practice,” says Insp. Chris Romanchych, Alberta RCMP Traffic. “New drivers should understand that with a licence comes a responsibility of following traffic laws and adopting smart driving behaviours. This is not only for their own safety but also the safety of those they are now sharing the road with.” Whether you have little experience behind the wheel or years of driving under your seatbelt, everyone has a role to play in upholding traffic safety. To learn more about the Government of Alberta’s GDL program, visit their website.

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Green mountain meadows decorate the landscape at Opal Hills near Maligne Lake on Aug. 7. | P.Shokeir photo

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Is this just politics?

Instead of targeting gangs and illegally smuggled firearms, Justin Trudeau has introduced a firearm buyback program that punishes lawful firearms owners. The fact is, hobbyists, collectors, sport shooters, and hunters are not the ones to blame for the rise in gun crime in Canada – gangs, criminals, and the guns they illegally smuggle from the US are. The Liberal government claims that the firearm buyback program will cost taxpayers between $400$600 million, (likely a lot more). This so-called program will do nothing to get the countless guns illegally held by gangs and criminals off the streets. Eighty-five percent of handguns come from the United States. Should not the focus be on enforcement? Where is the program to collect and destroy the guns the Trudeau government is now claiming are too dangerous for licensed, law-abiding Canadians to own? Will legal firearms owners be compensated? What this buyback program will do is punish those who follow the law by financially punishing them. Again, the government should focus on supporting grassroots community organizations that prevent our youth from joining gangs and invest in CBSA and police anti-gang and gun units to provide law enforcement with the resources they need to stop illegal firearm smuggling and gun violence at its root. The federal government currently has a tender notice on their website for a “request for information (RFI),” not even a “request for proposals,” on how to design the program. The RFI was posted July 14 and amended on July 29 with a closing date of August 17 for those interested in helping with the BBP or buyback program. More than two years after the Trudeau government announced this program, they still don’t have the basic structure, despite having already spent more than $8.8 million on it. As no buyback program exists, how does this government even put out this price list? Millions have been spent since May 1, 2020, and still nothing has happened. The RCMP has said they can’t oversee this program in terms of collecting firearms. Canada Post has also reportedly told the government that it can’t be the main collection point for hundreds of thousands of firearms, either. What do you say? Gerald Soroka, Yellowhead MP

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course hosted 14 young golfers in its first-ever members fun tournament. Despite rainy weather, all 14 boys played a 10-hole event that consisted of two flights and a proximity prize on every hole. | Supplied photos


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Council to consider other sites for sledding besides Snape’s Hill


While Jasper is in the dog days of summer, council decided to consider alternative sites for sledding besides Snape’s Hill due to safety concerns. For years, Snape’s Hill was a local go-to for tobogganing and other winter activities for Jasper kids and families. However, in 2016, following a risk assessment report by an outside agency, it was determined that it was not safe to continue these winter activities at the popular spot. Most recently, the idea of allowing tobogganing to return to the hill was revived by Coun. Wendy Hall at a meeting on Jan. 11, when she suggested a winter park area could be created to facilitate a safe return of winter recreational activities. At that time, council directed administration to devise a report looking into the matter and return with recommendations, which it did at the recent committee of the whole meeting on Aug. 9. In its report, administration cited “a number of existing constraints and potential risks that would need to be mitigated” if Jasperites were to once again use Snape’s Hill for winter activities. “While this modest hill may appear innocuous, the close proximity to Willow Avenue and the lack of an appropriate

run-out area where riders can decelerate and come to a natural stop would require traffic control measures to be undertaken to restrict vehicles.” As a result of this determination, administration’s first recommendation was that the committee receive the report for information and look into finding other possible sites in the south end of town for residents to go sledding. Administration also put forth two alternative recommendations for council’s consideration. The first alternative was for the committee to recommend council to approve “a maximum of two temporary closures of the intersection of Willow Avenue at Geikie Street, four days at a time, to allow tobogganing on Snape’s Hill during the winter of 2022-2023.” Coun. Ralph Melnyk asked if administration was envisioning these temporary closures occurring at times when families would most likely want to create events, such as Christmas and Family Day. John Greathead, director of Operations and Utilities, answered in the affirmative. “That’s exactly what that recommendation was for,” Greathead said. “We do know that there is a sentiment that the tobogganing in that area was a nice thing to have and…it feels like a loss of service that we don’t have that availability, so really we were trying to

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Committee of Adjustments (Planning and Development Advisory Committee) 3:30 pm, Thursday August 18, 2022 Teleconference: 1-833-493-2020 Participant Code: 173 299 8894

Comité des dérogations (Comité consultatif sur l’urbanisme et l’aménagement) Le jeudi 16 août 2022 à 15 h 30 Par téléconférence : 1-833-493-2020 Code d’accès : 173 299 8894

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Meeting Agenda: 1. Block 38 Lot 2, 1123 Cabin Creek Drive – The proponent has applied for the following Variances from the Town of Jasper Land Use Policy for the CCWc District: a) Permit an independent access to the basement from outside of the building where natural grades do not permit an access. b) Permit a 2.39m eave line height for an accessory building whereas the maximum eave line height is 2.0m. c) Permit an accessory building with a 0.52m side yard setback whereas a 1.0m setback is required. 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 and written presentations to a maximum of 500 words. To make an appointment to: review the submission; submit a written presentation; or make an oral presentation, please contact the Parks Canada Development Office at no later than 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Development Permits and the Planning and Development Advisory Committee Notices are posted in the lobby of the Jasper Heritage Railway Station - Parks Canada administration building, 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, and also announced on the following website:


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Ordre du jour : 1. Bloc 3, lot 2, 1123 Cabin Creek Drive – Le promoteur a demandé les dérogations suivantes par rapport à la Politique d’aménagement du territoire de la ville de Jasper pour la zone CCWc : a) Autoriser un accès indépendant au sous-sol à partir de l’extérieur du bâtiment là où la pente naturelle ne le permet pas. b) Autoriser une hauteur de ligne d’avant-toit de 2,39 m pour une dépendance là où la ligne d’avanttoit maximale permise est de 2,0 m. c) Autoriser une dépendance avec une marge de recul latérale de 0,52 m là où une marge de recul de 1,0 m est exigée. Les parties concernées par ces demandes 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, et les mémoires ne doivent pas contenir plus de 500 mots. Pour prendre rendez-vous pour passer en revue une soumission, pour soumettre un mémoire ou pour présenter un exposé oral, veuillez écrire au Bureau d’aménagement de Parcs Canada à l’adresse jasperdeveloppementjasper@ au plus tard le mercredi 17 août à 13 h. Les avis concernant les permis d’aménagement et les projets soumis au Comité consultatif sur l’urbanisme et l’aménagement sont affichés dans le vestibule du Centre administratif de Parcs Canada, à la gare ferroviaire patrimoniale de Jasper, située au 607 Connaught Drive, à Jasper. Ils sont également publiés sur le site Web suivant :

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consider a workaround and trying to make it possible.” Coun. Hall voiced her support for this alternative, saying that testing the idea for the winter of 2022/23 would be a good way to gauge its merits, while exploring options concurrent with administration’s recommendation to look for alternate locations in the south of town. “It’s a high-density area but it’s high density for families,” Hall said. “It may be amazing.” The second alternative put forth by administration involves “seasonally closing the intersection of Willow Avenue at Geikie Street from November 1 to March 1, to allow for tobogganing on Snape’s Hill during the winter of 2022-2023.” Administration recognized a few significant constraints and potential risks with closing the intersection for the season. One constraint would be the need to divert traffic around barriers placed in the high-density area, Greathead noted. Another issue would be the current lack of parking in the area would only worsen if some of the existing stalls were eliminated with the closure. Most importantly, access for emergency vehicles and personnel, should they need to respond to any situations in the area, would be significantly impeded by the barriers closing off the intersection. CAO Bill Given noted that administration included the temporary closure option because if council decides to close the area in the winter, in administration’s view, temporary closures would be preferable to a seasonal closure. In the end, the recommendation to investigate other potential sites passed,

with Coun. Scott Wilson the lone voice of opposition. Wilson explained that he was concerned with the time council was spending on creating a policy specifically in regard to tobogganing. “It’s a simple sport, and honestly, I think the municipality and council has more pressing issues,” Wilson said. “Maybe if it’s an outdoor recreation policy and tobogganing is incorporated in that, sure. But if we start making policy on tobogganing, how about crosscountry skiing in the fields?” After the motion was approved, Ireland put forth a separate motion to direct administration to prepare and present a draft policy and administrative procedures regarding tobogganing on municipal lands. “Tobogganing is a wonderful activity, but there are risks,” Ireland said. The mayor explained the municipality has an obligation to not only protect users but to safeguard taxpayers against lawsuits, adding that without a policy, the municipality is unnecessarily exposed to potential legal issues. “We can’t protect against all of the physical risks, but we should do what we can to protect the municipality from legal risk,” he said. “A policy need not be prescriptive in how to use a toboggan but simply gets us to the point where we can have approved signage that would express caution to users.” After a friendly amendment offered by Wilson, the wording was changed from tobogganing to the much broader “recreational use of outdoor municipal facilities,” and the motion passed unopposed.



The Governments of Canada and Alberta have both agreed to accept the nomination of the North Saskatchewan River as a Canadian Heritage River. The announcement was made last Friday by representatives of both provincial and federal governments. “Indigenous peoples have a long and deep relationship with the North Saskatchewan River that exists to this day,” said Whitney Issik, Alberta minister of Environment and Parks. “As our province has grown, more and more Albertans have come to rely on and cherish the North Saskatchewan River, both as a source of drinking water for more than one million people and for the river’s dynamic aquatic ecosystem and the many exciting recreational opportunities that await throughout the entire North Saskatchewan River valley. I’m pleased to endorse the North Saskatchewan River’s nomination as a Canadian Heritage River.” The entire 718 kilometres of the North Saskatchewan River from the Banff National Park boundary to the Alberta/Saskatchewan provincial border has been nominated. This excludes the 49-kilometre section within Banff National Park that was previously designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 1989. The nomination was made by Smoky Lake County. The North Saskatchewan River is a traditional gathering place, travel route and home for Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Anishinaabe, Inuit and Assiniboine. It also played a major role in transportation and communication from eastern Canada to the Rocky Mountains for 300 years starting in the middle of the 17th century. The nomination is an important step in the process of creating a national urban park in Treaty 6 Territory, says Grand Chief George Arcand Jr. of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations.

People canoe on what could be Canada’s next Heritage River. A 718-kilometre section of the North Saskatchewan River is being considered for recognition to the program that encourages its long-term management to conserve its natural, cultural and recreational values for the benefit and enjoyment of all Canadians. | Métis Crossing photo

“Indigenous peoples in Treaty 6 Territory have a deep and spiritual connection to the North Saskatchewan River and its river valley and I am grateful for this development. The river was a traditional travel route, and its valley was home to, and a gathering place for, many diverse Indigenous peoples. This is a positive step in our shared reconciliation journey and will provide opportunities for healing and cultural celebration for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people,” he said. “This river has played a pivotal role in the development of our Nation in Alberta,” added Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras. “It was an original transportation route along which our ancestors travelled and sang their songs. It was, and continues to be, a source of cultural, spiritual and economic abundance for our people. “Along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the Metis people joined our First Nations ancestors, and welcomed our European friends to build homes and communities. It is our responsibility to ensure the longterm health and integrity of this river as a source of life and abundance for all people in Alberta.”

The North Saskatchewan River flows nearly 1,300 kilometres from its origin in the Columbia Icefields in the Rocky Mountains across central Alberta and into the “forks” of Saskatchewan. The Canadian Heritage Rivers System is Canada’s national river conservation program. It was established in 1984 as a collaboration among various levels of government as a way of giving national recognition to our country’s outstanding rivers. The program encourages their long-term

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management to conserve their natural, cultural and recreational values for the benefit and enjoyment of Canadians now and in the future. The river can now be considered for full designation. As the lead federal agency on the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board, Parks Canada now will review documentation to support the application. It will also seek public input. The process can take several months to years before the review is complete and a decision is made.

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RCMP ADVISE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR WATER RECREATION SCOTT HAYES REPORTER@FITZHUGH.CA LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER “Dressing for the occasion” was just one facet of the public service message on water safety that Alberta RCMP issued last week. The advisory encouraged people to wear life jackets or personal flotation devices (PFD) while out participating in water activities such as boating or tubing. They will help you keep your head above water, but if you tell yourself that you don’t need them because you’re such a good swimmer, then you’re forgetting about the temperature of the water. “Wearing a life jacket or PFD is the best defense for surviving cold-water shock and hypothermia,” the announcement stated, adding that a helmet is also wise headwear for many watersports. The advisory serves as a reminder for the public to adhere to the rules of common sense when it comes to recreational activity on the province’s lakes and rivers. “There’s been a number of incidents with drownings that have occurred in the last 30 days,” said Sgt. Chris Mosley from the Devon RCMP detachment. He added that water-based recreational activities have become more popular as a result of the pandemic. Since people have not been able to travel elsewhere, they have taken to having their vacations closer to home. “In our dealings with Transport Canada, they have noted an increase in the purchase of boats and boating licenses. We have seen an increase in boater traffic on the water, which we believe is at least somewhat attributed to COVID. We have seen a lot of that: a lot of people taking advantage of the rivers and lakes in the area just for a chance to get out.” The reminder also encouraged people to avoid impairment entirely. Operating a boat while under any influence of drugs or alcohol is not just unsafe but is also illegal and punishable under the Criminal Code. People should also always check weather forecasts

and reports as changing weather conditions can be extremely dangerous while on the water. Paying attention to the weather while out on the water is also a smart way to stay safe. “Prepare for the sunshine or the rain, or really any range of weather that you might experience and be exposed to for several hours,” Mosley added. Before going out, make sure to tell others about your plans including location and timeline so that you could be located quickly in case of an emergency. Boating in the middle of a lake can often mean that your cellphone service will be interrupted. Another important safety tip is to make use of satellite phones, walkie talkies or GPS devices.

Sgt. Mosley said that the Alberta RCMP wanted to make sure that all Albertans are mindful of the risk of injury, accidents and drownings. That includes making sure that your watercraft is equipped with mandatory boat safety equipment and that you always bring emergency supplies (including extra food, water and clothes). Know your physical limits as well: many incidents of drowning have been a result of fatigue and being too far from shore. “Public safety is a top priority for Alberta RCMP and water safety is a shared responsibility,” the advisory noted. More water safety tips can be found on the Alberta RCMP’s YouTube channel.


Jasper has ranked as third on a list of the best stargazing destinations in Canada, according to a travel website’s Instagram-based research. Next Vacay placed Banff National Park at number one, while British Columbia’s Glacier National Park came in second. Jasper, it said, is known for its big blue skies and endless views. “When the sun goes down, a whole new adventure begins at Jasper National Park,” it reported, according to its study that was emailed to the Fitzhugh. “Pyramid Lake is the best-known stargazing spot within a short drive of the town of Jasper, while Mount Edith Cavell is a prime spot edged closer to the stars.” It added that the best time to stargaze in Jasper National Park is on crisp, clear winter nights or during a new moon. Next Vacay counted 556,371 stargazing shots on the social media site that were posted using #jaspernationalpark. “It’s easy to see why stargazing is increasingly becoming one of the more popular activities in this tourist hotspot,” the report added. Jasper’s count still comes in at less than half of the Instagram photos for #banffnationalpark at 1,183,143. Next Vacay looked at all of Canada’s national parks to find the

You’ll be seeing a lot of stars after dark when you come to Jasper. The world’s second-largest Dark-Sky Preserve ranked third on a travel website’s list of best Canadian stargazing destinations. | Tourism Jasper photo

best places to stargaze by searching Instagram hashtags while taking into consideration air pollution levels, star visibility and other parameters when making their list. Four out of the top 10 stargazing spots were in Alberta, three of which were in the mountains including Waterton Lakes National Park. The only spot elsewhere in the province was Elk Island National Park, another dark-sky preserve just as Jasper National Park is. A dark-sky preserve is a protected area that commits extra measures to protect and preserve the darkness by reducing or eliminating light pollution in all forms. Parks Canada stated that it

protects more dark skies than any other agency or jurisdiction in the world. According to Parks Canada’s website, dark-sky viewing tips include checking the weather before heading out, taking along a star chart (or downloading a stargazing app to your device) and bringing a pair of binoculars or telescope. Some celestial sights can be seen by the naked eye, such as the Perseid Meteor Shower this week. It is anticipated that the peak viewing will be on the very late night of Friday, Aug. 12 to the very early morning on Saturday, Aug. 13, according to Tourism Jasper’s website found at The full moon also occurs on that night so it is

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“recommended that you set an alarm just before the moon sets around 4 a.m.,” the site says. Stargazing tourism has seen a boom in recent years, says Naveen Dittakavi, co-founder of Next Vacay along with his wife Shaylee. “People have been amazed by the stars since the beginning of humankind, so it’s no surprise that we have seen demand for stargazing soar in the past year,” he said. “A whole new world opens up at night, and there’s something magical about these celestial beings that bring a sense of calm, and help you put life into perspective.”

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MARIANNE GARRAH SPECIAL TO THE FITZHUGH Q. When did you start creating? A: To be honest, I probably started singing very early. My parents always told me that I was singing everywhere I went. When I was five years old, I went on a lip-sync TV show singing a song from France Gall, “Ella, elle l’a,” a song about Ella Fitzgerald. I always loved jazzy, soulful voices. I remember one of the first songs I wrote was while traveling through Europe. I get inspired when I am on the road, but now that I have settled in Jasper, I feed on other people’s stories too. Funny fact: My nickname back home in Quebec province was Jukeboxe! Q: What medium do you work in? A: I am a musician. My voice is my main medium with a guitar to play the melody. I also work on writing my own songs. Q: Mentors? A: I have met so many amazing musicians or music lovers with time, not so much mentors but great people who believed in me. My friends and partner encourage me to continue playing music. Q: Has your practice changed over the years? A: Absolutely, I am writing and playing more often now, mainly in the last five years. I usually play covers that I will transform to suit my voice and style that I am looking for. I might play one to two hours a day searching for new songs or making some personal adjustments on a particular song. Q: Jasper has a lot of creative people. How do you showcase your work? A: I started to play at the Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge and then the Wildflowers daycare. It was perfect to build my confidence to play solo. Then I started to play in many different venues like restaurants in town,

The Olive Bistro, Elk Village, Maligne Canyon, Terra, Culture Days and Francophone celebrations too! I make myself available for bookings and I am always working to build a playlist that will fit the ambiance of the venue.

A: I would love to be surrounded by a full band and play some blues, jazz, motown... if there was ever a possibility. For now, I love to play solo or I have great friends that join me for bigger events or just for fun!

Q: Where would you like to see your art take you? A: I would like to build on more of my own songs and potentially play in music festivals. I love playing in Jasper and everyone is so supportive!

Q: Best piece of advice you would give to someone starting out. A: The best advice was to keep on playing even if you make a mistake. People will most likely not even notice. If you love what you do, it will show. Passion is important!

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Jasper hospital provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department. Located at 518 Robson Street. Call 780-852-3344.

Cottage Medical Clinic

Telephone and in-person appointments available. Opening hours 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call 780-852-4885 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Testing

PCR testing for Albertans is available only for those who have clinical risk factors for severe outcomes and those who live and work in high-risk settings effective immediately. Free rapid antigen test kits are available for pick up at the front of the hospital while supplies last.

Jasper Alberta Supports

Help to access programs and services for seniors, people with disabilities, job seekers, parents and families, homelessness, financial assistance, abuse, and family violence prevention. Alberta Supports Centres have suspended in-person services until further notice due to public health restrictions. Email CSS.HintonIS@ or call 780-852-6292.


Are you concerned about a family member or friend’s drinking? Al-Anon Family Group meets weekly by Zoom meeting. For more information, and in confidence, please call 780-852-8824 or 780852-4578, or text 780-852-8709.

STI Screening

Free, confidential and nonjudgemental STI testing. Please contact Jasper Community Health Services to make an appointment at (780) 852-4759.

Jasper Food Bank

The Jasper Food Bank is open Thursday evenings from 6:00-6:30 for pick up. We can also deliver if needed. To be added to our list for the week please call 780-931-5327 or email jasperfoodbankmanager@ Leave one message with your name, address and number of people in your household. You will be contacted as soon as possible to make arrangements for drop-off.

12 Step Meetings

Meetings Tuesday and Saturday at 8pm. All meetings are held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 600 Geikie Street. Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursday 8pm. For more information or to talk to someone regarding drugs or gambling problems please call (780) 852-2909.


Call 911 in an emergency. The Jasper detachment is located at 600 Bonhomme St for criminal record checks, fingerprints, general information, non-emergency complaints and to report a crime. Call (780) 852-4421.

COMMUNITY LISTINGS Municipal council meetings

Council has returned to its pre-COVID meeting schedule with regular meetings held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm and Committee of the Whole meetings every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:30am. Meetings are live-streamed through Zoom and archived on the municipality’s YouTube channel. To tune in on meeting days, go online to or call in at +1 (778) 907 2071. Webinar ID: 492 811 970

Community Outreach Services

Community Outreach Services is happy to say that we are open and available to help you. Outreach Workers are here to provide free, confidential, non-judgemental support. Just ring the doorbell at 627 Patricia Street or call 780-852-2100 anytime Monday-Friday 9am4:30pm to connect with an Outreach Worker.

West Yellowhead MLA

Martin Long is MLA for Jasper (in the riding of West Yellowhead). Office address: 524B - 50 Street [P.O Box 6450], Edson, AB, T7E 1V1. Call (780) 712-7790.

Yellowhead MP

Gerald Soroka is MP for Jasper (in the riding of Yellowhead). Constituency office address: 119 - 50th Street, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V9. Call (780) 723-6068.

Jasper Employment & Education Centre

Resume and cover letter support, help with job searches, career guidance, skill development, GED preparation and more in Jasper. Visit or call (780) 852-4418.

Jasper Legion

Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce

Jasper Municipal Library

JNP Information Centre

ACFA Jasper

Rotary Club of Jasper

Jasper Artists Guild & Jasper Art Gallery (JAG)

Jasper Theatre Arts Collective

Supporting veterans, remembrance and the local community. ‘The Stand Easy’ pub is open Tues-Sat, 12pm11pm. Muster nights are held once a month. Veterans and First Responders Coffee Drop-in is every Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Call (780) 852-3740. Our hours are Tuesday 10am to 5pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm. Call 780-852-3652 for more information. The Jasper regional ACFA supports bilingualism and Francophones living in the community, based at 500 Robson Street. Visit or call (780) 852-7476.

Rotating art exhibitions by diverse local and regional artists. An artist-run centre based from the Jasper Art Gallery (500 Robson St.), JAG is open Weds-Sat, 10am to 6pm. Visit / or call 780 852 1994 for more information.

Thrift Store

Jasper United Church Thrift Store is open Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday and Thursday afternoons from noon to 2:30 p.m. Masks recommended. Cash only.

Jasper Food Recovery

Community members can pick up free food items at the Anglican Church Hall on Fridays and Sundays from 5-6 p.m. Free food by donation. The community fridge at the Activity Center arena lobby is accessible daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts

Pottery, theatre, multimedia and independent studio spaces used for exhibits, workshops and demonstrations. Based at 500 Robson Street, open with restrictions. Please email for info.

Lions Club

Meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Anglican Church Hall at 7pm. Contact (780) 852-7273 for more info.

A hub for the business community to work together toward the achievement of common goals, resolving common problems, and delivering the Jasper experience. Visit or call (780) 852-4621. Jasper National Park’s Information Centre at 500 Connaught Drive is open every day from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (780) 852-6176 or email Meets Wednesdays at noon in the Rotary Room at the Jasper Library & on Zoom. Service projects take place monthly. For more info search Jasper Rotary club on Facebook or visit Are you interested in theatre arts? Get involved here in Jasper! Follow us on Facebook (Jasper Theatre Arts Collective).

Jasper Toy Library

Jasper Toy Library at the Anglican Church Hall is open by appointment. Book by calling (780) 852-9766 or (587) 938-2007, or sending a message to groups/415651699079785.

OUT Jasper

OUT Jasper LGBTQA Society is a non-profit organization for the LGBTQA Community. We offer a safe space for anyone who needs help and no judgement. Everything is strictly confidential. Drop in to see us at 612 Connaught Dr Suite #105 upstairs, or you can reach Mychol (he,him) at the office 825-422-0099 or cell 708-931-6225 to schedule an appointment. Website

Outdoor Volleyball

Two sand courts are open 9am-10pm for daily drop-in use at the Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre. Check in at the front desk and pay a drop-in fee. Follow Jasper Volleyball League on Facebook and Instagram for games, updates, etc.

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The Alberta Cancer Foundation has announced the 2022 lineup of prizes in the annual Cash and Cars Lottery, which includes 1,924 exciting prizes worth over $3.6 million.

Proceeds from the annual lottery will go to support the 17 cancer centres across Alberta, helping cancer patients and their families from the time of diagnosis through to survivorship, with enhanced care programs and contributions to cancer research and detection. For over two decades, the annual lottery has provided Albertans affected by cancer, along with their families and friends, a chance to come together and show support for cancer patients, as well as raise funds for the effort to find a cure. With tickets starting at $100 each, 2 for $150, 6 for $275 or 18 for $450, a total of 149,600 tickets will be sold, including an array of phenomenal prizes such as: • Grand Prize Package #1 is valued at more than $1.3 million and includes an elegant, modern west coast-inspired home in Calgary built by Truman homes that features 3,202 square feet of fully furnished living space, including three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and $20,000 cash. • Grand Prize Package #2 is a fully furnished modern farmhouse-style home in Edmonton built by Kimberley, valued at more than $1.1 million. The 3,406 square foot home has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and includes $20,000 cash.

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NUMB3RS Have you ever thought about what the world would be like without math? I must admit I never really spent anytime thinking how the world revolves around mathematics. It was not until I watched the show “Numb3rs.” I never considered the ramifications of why numbers are so important to our daily routines. Each episode in the show proves how complex problems can be solved with the simple use of math. Our daily lives revolve around invisible equations that mathematicians derived centuries ago, and we often forget their contribution. “Numb3rs” honours those scholars with a TV show by using their equations. The show centres around FBI Special Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and his brother Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz). Charlie helps Don find answers to unsolvable cases with his brilliance, and the results are always the same. Criminals stand zero chance against probability analysis. If you rob a bank, Charlie will deduce which bank you will rob next, and Don will be there to arrest you. The brilliance by each brother in their respective fields is what makes the show so good. We have Tony and Ridley Scott to thank for producing a show that draws the audience in with out of the box concepts. I have a new respect for math after watching “Numb3rs.” If you like shows that are complex and use


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