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Where once stood a blank concrete wall, Indigenous artist Mackenzie Brown (Kamamak) created her vibrant and heartfelt mural titled “We Are Still Here.” On July 31, before a crowd of mesmerized onlookers, Brown unveiled her stunning piece on an outside wall of the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. The piece includes a variety of vivid colours and symbols important to Brown, including plant life, a teepee, a handprint, wildlife footprints and intriguing geometric shapes and designs. “Something that I love about Jasper as a community is the people, so each of the plants in the mural are from memories that I have with people,” Brown said. “Plants and land connect us to people and that connects us to place.” For instance, one of the flora depicted in the mural, a strawberry, was inspired by a climb the artist and a friend went on at Watchtower, she explained. In the middle of her mural, Brown painted a distinct teepee, and on either side of it are triangular shapes that one could see as mountains or teepees, which was Brown’s intent when designing her work. “It comes back to the idea of land and place and people, and that you can’t disconnect one from the others,” she said.

From the left: Warrior Women Laurisa Orich, Theresa Westhaver, Matricia Bauer and Mackenzie Brown perform traditional songs at the unveiling of Brown’s mural, “We Are Still Here.” | J.Stockfish photo

When viewing the mural, admirers will notice a shape found throughout is the circle, which holds a deep meaning for Brown and Indigenous peoples. “Everything happens in a circle. Ceremonies are in circles. Sharing is done in circles. The sun and the moon are circles,” Brown said. “And it’s that community coming together – that (idea of ) nobody’s ahead of one another. Everyone’s seen as being equals.” Also found in her piece are the

footprints of four animals: the bear, the eagle, the bison and the wolf, which are the four sacred animals in Cree culture that offer important teachings, the artist noted. Brown explained that her mural uses distinct lines and geometric shapes in a nod to Indigenous beadwork that tends to be very geometric but she also consciously contrasted these with elements that aren’t linear. “Because that’s how life is as well, so I like to have these different contrasts in my own work.” The colour scheme Brown used to express herself in her work is that of a rainbow, which possesses important themes for her.

“I use a lot of rainbows in my work,” she said. “One, for inclusivity, and two, it represents the Northern Lights to me and the colours we see in them.” For Indigenous communities, the aurora borealis represents their ancestors dancing in the afterlife, Brown said. “We know that they’re safe up there having a little powwow in the sky, so that’s why I always include them.” Brown’s Cree name is Kamamak, which means butterfly, and another reason why she uses a mixture of such vibrant colours is to stay true to her name, she noted. The final piece of the mural that she chose to paint was the orange handprint. This symbol is used by the Every Child Matters campaign, which is of significant relevance to Brown, having inspired the name of her mural. When Brown speaks of “We Are Still Here,’’ she means that Indigenous people, their cultures and their ceremonies still remain on these traditional lands. “That handprint really represents that, and it represents those who we’ve lost and future generations as well.” When asked about the power of public art, Brown said that for her it is an artist’s ability to “change space.” “Art has the ability to completely change the way you interact with an area, and we are inspired by the art around us, and I think that that is so beautiful,” she added. “I am excited to take what I love about Jasper and put it into a piece.”



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One visitor’s actions resulted in him receiving a hefty fine and hours of cleanup efforts by the Friends of Jasper National Park working in tandem with Skytram staffers including Tim Scott, shown here in this photo by workmate Mark Babbage. | Supplied photo


Attentive and dutiful tourists saved the day for what could otherwise have been another case of a spraypainting vandal getting away. Instead, a fine was levied against an individual while Jasper Skytram staff members and members of the Friends of Jasper National Park have already begun cleaning the graffiti off multiple rocks along the Whistlers Summit Trail. Skytram general manager Todd Noble explained that willful vandalism such as this has happened previously but what made this occurrence different was thanks to the good Samaritans at the top of Whistler Mountain on July 27. “It was fortunate this time that the other visitors up there acted on it and in the way of approaching the individual and saying, ‘That’s not right’ to the point of taking pictures,” he said. “They brought it in and they showed our staff… and then we were able to act on it right away. It doesn’t normally happen to have that confrontation of sorts and then have the ability to act on it. That’s what made it, I guess, a good-news, public-interest story as much as it is infuriating, frustrating to have happened. It’s nice to be able to act on it.” Skytram staff immediately notified park wardens who were waiting for the individual when he came

down from the peak. Details on charges, fines and the date that the individual must appear in court were not available by press time. Despite the practically perfect chain of justice from Samaritans to Parks officials, the individual still walked away from a mess of damage that will take considerable effort to remove. That’s where Friends of Jasper National Park has already stepped in. A team of more than a dozen of its volunteers joined Skytram staff on July 27 with a container of parks-approved spraypaint remover, several sponges and brushes, and an untold volume of elbow grease to erase the stains with care not to disturb the remaining natural splendor. Sarah Butterfield, programs and projects director with Friends of Jasper National Park, explained that the solution that they use was donated to them after another case of spraypaint damage made the news in 2017. “It’s super eco-friendly, and it works great. It was approved for use in the park in the alpine as part of our project. It’s the remover that we’ve used for everything; it gets the large majority of stuff off,” she said, noting that the volunteers pay careful attention not to disturb any moss, lichens or any other flora. “It’s still quite a process, but that solution makes it easier.” Noble added that the Skytram staff are very appreciative for having Friends of Jasper National Park there when they are needed. “We’re in the process of cleaning it up,” Noble said.

“It’s one of those things where if you don’t act on it quick, if you leave that up there for too long, it gives people the idea.” “It was a great collaboration between the public getting the tram staff aware of the graffiti, and then… that trickle-down effect that happened to get him charged, hopefully. It’s also an opportunity in the sense of education,” Butterfield added. “What we see a lot is when someone does this graffiti, if it wasn’t caught, it basically just explodes: it encourages more graffiti. By an unfortunate situation turning really positive, we can use that not only to rectify this situation, but we can also use it in the future as just an educational tool. It took this guy seconds to spray some graffiti, and it’s going to take us upwards of 30 to 50 hours to clean it all off.” A post on Friends of Jasper National Park’s Facebook page also indicated that the individual was likely responsible for similar spraypaint damage where the mountain sheep come down to the highway around Lake Annette and Lake Edith. Parks Canada’s website offers a link to reporting violations or suspicious activity. The public can also contact Jasper Dispatch 24/7 at 780-852-6155 (toll free 1-877-852-3100) or 877-8523100 or e-mail The page also indicates that breaking the law in a national park can result in eviction, a ticket or arrest. Offences can carry heavy fines in excess of $250,000 and could result in jail time or restitution.

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Municipal energy manager looking for efficiencies at local facilities SCOTT HAYES REPORTER@FITZHUGH.CA LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER

As the municipal energy manager for both Jasper and Hinton, Faraz Khan is constantly on task for creating efficiencies. “I’ve come to strongly believe that we do have the technologies needed,” he said. “The renewable technologies needed are ready to be implemented, but the huge portion I find missing is the awareness and the education for people on how small actions can make positive or negative impact on the environment as a whole.” Khan comes from an engineering background focused on energy usage. His master’s degree concentrated on energy management, renewable energy and energy storage technologies. He was most recently the energy engineer with the West Fraser Pulp Mill in Hinton. With his certified energy manager designation by the Association of Energy Engineers, he started in this new role only a few months ago. The municipal energy manager position was established to help the two communities manage their energy use, become more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their facilities. That’s no small task, especially considering the variety of municipal facilities that exist, their ages and the spectrum of energy-related pieces of equipment at work in them. Khan said his work is actually easy to simplify, as long as you keep your eyes on the objective. “If you’re talking about anything – it can be a municipality or an organization or even an industry of any scale – you’re looking at the current energy consumption. How much electricity are you using: natural gas and propane? And then what are the associated greenhouse gas emissions from those consumptions?” Khan also looks at how energy consumption could be reduced at facilities without having to implement major changes such as putting in new equipment. “That can come in the form of just looking at minor operational changes, creating awareness amongst the people who are running the facilities, educating

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some people on this way of operating will result in a lesser consumption of electricity or natural gas, and in return, you’re going to reduce your emissions from that particular site.” That’s energy management in general, he continued, but the work goes broader. He said an energy manager is basically a person who looks at the big picture but from different lenses. Having multiple perspectives on energy usage is one of the keys to finding those efficiencies. The position was recently established through an initiative by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), an organization established in 2009 that runs as a partnership between Alberta Municipalities, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Government of Alberta. Its objectives are to lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience. The centre exists to reduce how climate change impacts the province by providing program and project funding, offering technical assistance and through educational efforts. Municipal energy manager positions are new to the province within the last few years, Khan said, and his salary is an 80/20 split between the MCCAC and the two municipalities. Some communities have seen such positive benefits made that they have since permanently established their energy manager positions. Only a few months into his work, Khan is still in the process of doing energy scans of facilities to gather the primary data and determine where some gross deficiencies might exist. After that is complete, he will compile that into a list of opportunities that can be prioritized over a two-to three-year implementation plan. His other current objective is to look at other sources of funding to accomplish those future upgrade projects. Doing such groundwork can itself be an exhaustive study, but he has found people to be enthusiastic and supportive about the prospect of his task. Usually, the first major challenge is to get the main stakeholders on board “because it’s such a small thing to be missed,” he said. Here, he hasn’t encountered any resistance. “I find that the people of Jasper are already there to get things moving. That’s one thing that I do appreciate, I think, in the program. The support that it’s getting from everybody in the municipalities is just really good.”

According to Scouts Canada, Jasper National Park has it all for camping: great scenery, proximity to water, multiple activity options available, abundant wildlife, absolute quiet and, of course, washrooms. | Supplied photo


If you’re looking for the country’s best camping, Scouts Canada says you don’t have to look far. A survey of more than 46,000 of its Scouts volunteers, Scouting youths and their parents resulted in 39.5 per cent of them voting Jasper National Park as the ‘most epic’ camp destination in Canada. “We are all in need of a solid summer getaway this year, why not try something different like camping with front-row seats to panoramic view?” said Mike Eybel, a volunteer Scouter of seven years, in a prepared press release from Scouts Canada. “With camping emerging as an adventurous and affordable option for many Canadians, we wanted to make sure that every Canadian knows where the most epic campsites in the country are, and which criteria they should consider when searching for a spot.” The second spot on the list was Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Vancouver Island with 34.6 per cent of the poll. Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park came in third with 32.9 per cent, followed by Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador with 27.3 per cent and 22.5 per cent for Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. Jasper’s top spot status was further enhanced by the fact that it came in at only second on the list of where survey respondents had actually camped. Algonquin

Provincial Park was first at 42.9 per cent, while Jasper National Park registered 32.6 per cent. The survey was prepared as camping increasingly has become the most viable vacation option for summer 2022, the release indicated. It also explored some of the reasoning behind what people are looking for in order to find the best campsite for any level or type of adventure. As for what makes a campsite most ideal, the Scouting community responded that getting a view “worthy of a screensaver” was overwhelmingly the most important criteria at nearly 85 per cent. That was followed by proximity to water at 63.9 per cent, activity options available (such as fishing, paddling, hiking, biking, etc.) at 57.0 per cent, wildlife at 39.3 per cent, absolute quiet at 39.3 per cent and availability of washrooms 26.4 per cent. Part of the survey was to help promote Scouts Canada’s online tools to get more families and youth groups out into the great outdoors before school starts in September. “Our seasoned Scouting community has named the most epic places to camp; now Canadians can also challenge themselves to visit as many of them as possible with our interactive map, Camping Dream Destination Guides and the Canadian Camper’s Bucket-List,” Eybel said. Canadians can view comprehensive information on Canada’s top camping locations, pictures and booking information by visiting Scouts Canada’s website at

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A 52-year-old female has died while two others are in critical condition following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 93 and Highway 93a.

On July 31, Jasper RCMP, Parks Canada and Emergency Services responded to the collision at about 2:30 p.m. Police say an SUV with six occupants was making a left turn from Highway 93a onto Highway 93 southbound when it collided with a northbound pickup truck. The 52-year-old female, who was a passenger of the SUV, was declared deceased on scene.

A 20-year-old female passenger and a 22-year-old female passenger were transported by air ambulance to Edmonton hospitals in critical condition. All other occupants and the lone adult male driver of the pickup were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Anyone with dash cam footage or who witnessed the collision are asked to contact Jasper RCMP at 780-852-4421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips. com or by using the “P3 Tips” app. Jasper Fitzhugh

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The fire danger rating reached the “extreme” level – the highest level on the scale – on the last Friday of July. The advisory came in the middle of Jasper’s most recent heatwave brought on by an extended period of hot, dry weather. While heavy rains have since drenched much of the national park and most of Alberta as well, it also brought an extensive thunderstorm that produced a substantial number of lightning strikes. “After last night’s lightning event, wildfire specialists will be out checking lightning strike locations,” Parks Canada stated in an email to the Fitzhugh on Tuesday, advising the public to help out by watching for any signs of fire. “Fires can burn deep underground and may not be visible during initial smoke patrols. Wildfire staff will continue rechecking these lightning locations, making sure there are no sneaky fires burning.” Wildfires and other natural hazards are a part of the national park experience, Jasper National Park’s fire danger webpage indicated. Parks Canada’s wildfire specialists make use of the six weather stations in the park to record and track hourly temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed and wind direction.

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They use this information and national weather reports to determine how easily a fire could start and how difficult it might be to control. The fire danger rating is based off of those calculations. A team of fire personnel and a helicopter are ready to respond in the event of a wildfire, noted the Jasper National Park Facebook page. Those personnel conduct regular patrols to check for wildfires, smoke and illegal campfires. “You can reduce theT:9.45" impact of an unfortunate

circumstance by being prepared for an emergency situation and informed of the wildfire status,” it stated. Campfires are allowed only in designated fire pits. Everyone must also dispose of cigarette butts in appropriate receptacles. If you think that you have spotted a fire or wish to report any illegal campfires or suspicious smoke, please call Parks Canada Dispatch at 780-852-6155. For emergencies, dial 911.

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Hundreds in the community gathered at Centennial Park last week to take in some local baseball while raising money for one of their own. After spending her career as a nurse caring for those in the Seton-Jasper Healthcare Centre, it was Jasper’s turn to care for Dawn Price, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. The community eagerly turned out to show their love for Price while enjoying some local baseball, beer and a barbecue. Between beverage and food sales, and a 50/50 draw (which went unclaimed and was anonymously donated), the fundraisers knocked it out of the park raising $10,345 for the Price family. Trevor Young, captain of the Bongs’ squad and one of the key organizers of the event, offered a statement from the league and his team. “On behalf of the Jasper Mixed Slo-Pitch League, the Bongs Athletic Association would like to extend a


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heartfelt thank you to the community of Jasper for their gracious donations at our fundraiser for Dawn Price. “We are truly awestruck by the outpouring of community support that was shown on July 25. “To be a part of such a special, closeknit community that donated over $10,000 in funds to help a family with unfortunate circumstances is truly humbling. “We would also like to extend a thank you to Jasper Brewing Company, JFI Foods, Jasper Home Hardware, North Face Pizza and Coco’s Cafe for supplying us with the means to make this event possible. “For those not able to attend the BBQ, and would still like to contribute, stay tuned for an upcoming silent auction planned for the fall. “For private financial donation, feel free to reach out to Megan Derksen, nurse manager at the Seton Hospital. “Again, a big thank you to all who made this event a monumental success.”

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Q. Is an employer required to give me days off on a weekly basis? A. All employees are entitled to at least one day of rest each work week. If employers are not providing a minimum of one day off per week, anonymous complaints can be submitted to Employment Standards at

Q. How much rest can I expect between shifts? A. An employee must have at least eight hours’ rest between shifts.

employer may pay them for less than three hours of work at a higher rate, as long as the total is higher than three hours at minimum wage ($45).

Q. How much notice should I be given regarding a shift change? A. Employees are not required to change from one shift to another without at least 24 hours written notice which can be done via text or email.

Q. What do I need to know about working split shifts? A. Split shifts are very common in the tourism sector and should be expected for certain occupations like restaurants. There are rules that apply when working a split shift. For shifts 10 hours or longer, an employee is entitled to two 30 minute breaks paid or unpaid. If the employer restricts your ability to leave the premises in any way, the break must be paid.

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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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A SUMMER UPDATE JASPER MUNICIPAL LIBRARY STAFF How is your summer? Our summer has been going really well, with visitors from far and near. We’ve welcomed new-to-Jasper residents, first-time library visitors as well as returning seasonal workers and Lake Edith residents. The seating areas are busy and the Wi-Fi is well used. Thursday’s Summer Reading Club has been well attended, and Saturday Storytime has been lots of fun. We look forward to August. WHAT TO READ NEXT From our circulation statistics, we can see that Jasper Library members do not suffer from a summer reading slump. Check out our Summer Reading display for a variety of quick picks to read at the beach, on the trail or at your favourite reading spot. Wonder what others are reading? The top-five adult fiction for our library include “The Spoon Stealer” by Lesley Crewe, “The Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue, “The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren, “What Strange Paradise” by Omar El Akkad and “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good. The top-five adult non-fiction for our library include “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Héctor García, “Myths and Legends of Japan” by F. Hadland Davis, “The Manga Cookbook,” “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval N. Harari and “All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More In Less Space” by Mel Bartholomew. Prefer an audiobook? We have streaming audiobooks through Audiobook Cloud and downloadable audiobooks through Cloud Library, Libby and hoopla, available on our website’s e-resource list. For those who still have a CD player, we have audiobooks on disc as well.

KIDS - LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN AUGUST? The Summer Reading Club continues Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. We’ll end the summer on Thursday, Aug. 25 with a LARPing event. Come dressed up – knights, pirates, fairies and more are all welcome. For more details, contact the library 780-852-3652. Not available on Thursdays? We’ll have several in library activities including an I Spy game and a scavenger hunt. The August reading bingo sheet is available Tuesday, Aug. 2 and will be due Saturday, Aug. 27. Battle of the Books wraps up Aug. 27. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see if your favourite will win. Did you know that every time you return an activity

sheet, vote in the Battle of the Books or attend the Thursday Summer Reading Club adventure, you earn a ballot for the prize draw? There are five prizes to choose from, and you get to pick where your ballot goes. Saturday Storytime continues Saturdays at 11 a.m. Join us for stories and crafts. If the weather is nice, we are outside by the big rock. Our programs are open to the public and no registration is required. USER SURVEY Thank you to everyone who answered our user survey. If you missed it, paper copies of the survey are still available in the library. Let the Library Board know how we are doing and where you would like to see changes.



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Seton - Jasper Healthcare Centre

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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As many campers will tell you, there’s an art to choosing just the right spot.

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CONSIDER THE WATER NEARBY You want to be near a clean water source so you’re not hauling water a long way. Know that standing water breeds bugs so any bodies of water near your site should be running water.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AROUND YOU Trees are important around your site for privacy and that natural feel. They’re also useful for bearproofing your site. Just make sure the trees around you are not dripping sap, dropping branches, or housing a lot of bugs. Don’t be too close to another camper’s site either, so each of you have your privacy.


If you are looking for an action adventure film involving a treasure map, “The Lost City” will do the trick. Be forewarned this is a comedy, and there is adult humor that is so subtle it can be missed. The rating is PG, but if you are paying attention, it could be rated 14A. I thought it was more of a parody of a treasure hunt movie than something like “Indiana Jones.” The pairing of Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum initially made no sense to me. Once I realized it was a slapstick comedy, I understood how the movie would play out. With the introduction of each new character, the movie kept getting quirkier. Daniel Radcliffe plays the villain as you would expect. He is still trying to shed his remnants of playing Harry Potter, but is that even possible? Brad Pitt has a cameo where he plays a mercenary, and things do not go as planned. When I think about it, nothing in the movie goes the way it should. The two stars could have been easily replaced by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. If you are looking for cheap laughs and raunchy comedy, “The Lost City” has it all. Bullock and Tatum could not have done a better job of making me chuckle. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon watching their newest film.


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