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Thursday, July 25, 2013

30 years of Friends

Toni’s mighty heart stopped beating in the wee hours of July 12. A tired heart that wrestled and battled Parkinson’s disease in the later years of his life. Toni was born in Neukirchen, Austria to Josef and Maria Klettl. He was the youngest of seven children and is survived by his older sister, Rosa. Toni had an extremely difficult childhood growing up in the Alps of Austria; poverty, the Depression was only some of the challenges. All paled in comparison when war broke out in Europe. At seventeen he was called up for the army and was in the 6th Mountain Division, a commando style of unit and was involved in many horrific battles on the eastern front. Unimaginable fortitude and bravery in the field awarded him with 2 Iron Cross medals. He was wounded twice during the war. Toni’s battle hardened heart then filled with extreme despair and misery for four years as a Russian prisoner in the mines of Siberia. Toni immigrated to Canada in 1952 and thankfully his heart; opened, thrived, flourished in his new country, with his wife, Shirley by his side. Worked as a logger in various lumber camps across Canada and a powderman for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Joined JNP’s Warden Service in 1955 and is now considered a true pioneer in the field of mountain rescue, avalanche safety and conservation. He made many innovative and lasting contributions to JNP which have set the foundation for modern day’s practises. His years as a backcountry warden in many remote areas of JNP were, “the best years of his life”. In 1985, Toni retired from the Warden Service and moved to Valemount with Shirley. His heart continued to be filled with happiness with retirement busy with new friends and activities. All through the decades, Toni kept on “whittling”; wood carvings of the animals he loved, these were much sought after and were sent around the world. Toni and Shirley had four children, Howie, Linda, Robbie and Loni. They were given an incredible, unique childhood and a fierce addiction of open space, peace and wilderness. Toni lost Shirley to cancer in 2000. Much light left his eyes and grief drained his body and soul. Toni’s heart is now silent; the end of an era...the start of a legacy. The memories and stories will continue... Celebration of Toni’s life will be in October.

By sarah makowsky Reporter

For 30 years Friends of Jasper National Park has connected residents and visitors to the national park through volunteerism. In a special anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 20, board chair Dale Rhyason said it’s important to celebrate Friends’ achievements, while also looking to the future. “We set out a plan over the next 12 months to celebrate not only our history, but also look forward.” Friends will have a special event every month and aim to have a presence at major events around town. “We’re going to undertake pilot programs that we look at over this year that we can implement as we move forward in our system,” he adds. “We hope to look at or initiate a major trail project again.” Friends’ volunteers have ensured the organization’s durability over the past 30 years, said Mayor Richard Ireland. Indeed, the anniversary celebration’s aim was to recognize and celebrate everyone who has made a contribution with Friends. “We have all of this stuff to do, but one of the clear statements is to have fun,” said Rhyason. “And we do, thanks to [Friends’ co-managers] Heather Aussant Roy and Sue Cesco.” Friends is a registered charity that formed in 1983 to promote understanding, appreciation and respect for the natural and cultural heritage of Jasper National Park. As well as programming, it also runs a gift shop in the Visitor Information Centre and is responsible for organizing events like the annual Parks Day celebration that took place on Saturday. Volunteerism through Friends is a way for people to engage in the care of Jasper National Park. Programs include MAPS bird banding, hiking clubs, a historical tour and junior naturalist.

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The Jasper Trial Alliance is a sub-committee of Friends that helps maintain and shape Jasper’s trails and also trains and certifies trail users to properly clear and build existing and new trails. The Alliance is largely run by Loni Klettl and Carol Doering. Many out-of-town volunteers return again and again for Friends fun. Grace and Gary Long from White City, Sask. are recipients of the Friends volunteer of the year award. They have travelled to Jasper more than once this year to help the organization. Karen and Evan Reed from Jacksonville, Fla. have volunteered off and on with Friends since they began vacationing in Jasper in 1991. While in town, the couple also volunteers at the JasperYellowhead Museum and Archives. “It makes you feel like part of the community,” said Karen. “We’ve made a lot of friends and it feels like home.” The first year they arrived in Jasper, they helped with Friends’ Pyramid Island rehabilitation project, and every time they return to Jasper, they visit the Island to see the trees they planted. In order to maintain Friends’ sustainability, the organization needs to grow, said Rhyason. “We need to increase our membership, volunteering from our membership, enhance our store, and we want to establish some donor program or programs that bring us to a more sustainable financial situation.”

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RCMP in desperate need of guards By Nicole Veerman Editor

Jasper RCMP is looking for prison guards, so officers don’t have to think twice about incarcerating a person who’s up to no good. “Having guards that we can rely on to come in, makes us more effective,” Cpl. Ryan Gardiner told council July 16. “If the guys know at the start of their shift that so and so called in and said they’re available to guard tonight, it leaves no question in their mind when...they go to arrest somebody or they see somebody that probably should be lodged to prevent other offences from happening, they don’t have to second guess it.” Prison guards are paid, but they aren’t on call, so there is no guarantee that one will be available when they’re needed, said Gardiner, noting that although the RCMP has a list of guards, that list is quickly dwindling. The trouble with that is when officers come across a person who is “drunk beyond belief, staggering around” hooting and hollering down residential streets, they have few options. “If we don’t have a guard, we either end up releasing them or finding some other option—maybe their friends can look after them—or I call in another member,” said Gardiner. If another member is called in, that means they’re working overtime, which hits the budget and the member’s rest time.

So far this year, 138 prisoners have been held in Jasper, which is up from last year when there were 160 prisoners over the course of the entire year. “That’s strictly from an enforcement standpoint. That’s the way I like to see things done,” said Gardiner, who took over from Sgt. Dave Maludzinski, who is off on medical leave. “I tell my guys, ‘if people are misbehaving down at the bars, if you leave those people to wander off down into the residential area and they’re already hooting and hollering, they’re going to be hooting and hollering down there, too, so let’s get to those people, deal with them and if they need to be lodged, let’s lodge them.’ ” That’s important because otherwise an officer could find themselves dealing with the same person two or three times over the course of an evening. The prisoners who have been held are generally being apprehended for disorderly conduct or public intoxication. “A lot of what we deal with in Jasper is alcohol related offences and they’re perpetrated by people from outside of Jasper,” said Gardiner. “It’s not the Jasper locals that live here and work here that we’re dealing with the majority of the time. Certainly there’s the odd time that we do, and I say the odd time because it pretty much is.” To put your name on the guard list, visit the RCMP detachment on Bonhomme Street, sign up and get a security clearance.

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The rock fall near Weeping Wall stirred up a cloud of dust.

By sarah makowsky Reporter

The Icefields Parkway became a bit rocky for motorists when six large rocks tumbled onto the road near Weeping Wall in Banff National Park, July 17. No one was hurt in the incident, said Kim Weir, fire communications officer for Jasper National Park, and the road remained open to single-lane traffic during the clean up. A motorist who stopped at the Rampart Creek Hostel first reported the incident at 1:55 p.m. Six boulders of varying sizes—one larger than a car—were scattered on a section of road located about two kilometres south of Weeping Wall and 126 km south of the Jasper townsite. Peter Weiland from Squamish, B.C. was biking on the road at the time and posted a short video and a few photos of the event on his Facebook page, with the caption: “[The rockslide] started about 1,000 feet above us near the Weeping Wall, Banff National Park. We first heard it, then saw the rocks and yelled to each other: Ride hard!” As of July 22, the video was shared more than 1,500 times. George Brybycin of Calgary was on his way to Jasper when he noticed cars parked on the side of the road. He thought there might be wildlife ahead, so he proceeded with caution. “Then I saw huge clouds, I mean like 300 metres high. The entire valley was covered with dust.” Two oncoming vehicles flagged him down and told him

not to drive ahead because there was debris on the road, but the mountain climber, photographer and publisher, who drives to Jasper at least once a month, continued on. “I hit the dust and visibility was zero. Next thing I know, there’s something dark in front of me and I thought that it was a car because it was very large.” The car turned out to be a rock, which he said was almost the size of the station wagon he drives. After creeping along for another 15 metres, he came across another rock in the middle of the lane, this one larger than his car. As an experienced mountain climber, Brybycin has seen rockslides before. “The main thing is to get out of there, don’t fool around, [don’t take] photos,” he said. After navigating around the last few boulders, the dust was behind Brybycin, but he didn’t see any oncoming traffic. “I thought maybe there’s more [rocks and debris] in front of me.” Finally, he passed a lineup of cars in the oncoming lane. One driver told Brybycin that everyone was waiting, in case more rocks fell. “I was the only one [that went through],” he said. “I don’t know if I made the right decision or wrong. I was the only one and lucky it just worked out.” Rockslides are natural hazards in any mountainous terrain, said Weir. “They happen, but infrequently— especially when there hasn’t been a significant weather event.” The Lake Louise/Kootenay/Yoho Highway field unit cleared the debris and the closed lane was re-opened by the early evening.

Does your non-profit organization need to make some money? The Municipality of Jasper is holding its annual Community Christmas Party on Friday, December 20, 2013 in the Multi-Purpose Hall at the Jasper Activity Centre. WE NEED HELP WITH: 1. Coat Check (5:30 pm to 1:00 am) 2. Take-Down and clean up of hall and kitchen between 9 am and 12 noon, Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 3. Bar operation and Bottle Returns (for refund) - this includes purchasing all liquor and associated supplies, keeping tables clear of empty bottles & glasses throughout the evening, selling liquor tickets, and being responsible for all returns. The Municipality will purchase the liquor permit and set prices. (5:30 pm to 1:00 am) Note: Successful group for running bar must have individuals with up-to-date Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control ProServe Liquor Training course working on the bar. Non-profit organizations who would like to help us and raise funds for their group at the same time, should contact Beryl Cahill, Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Jasper at the Administration Office adjacent to the Activity Centre, or phone 852-6503 before 2 pm, August 15, 2013. Please indicate which job your group would like to help with and provide the name and phone number of a contact person. Council policy directs that “where fundraising opportunities arise from activities of, sponsored by, or coordinated by the Municipality, Council will endeavour to ensure that local community groups are given equal opportunity to benefit from their participation.” 780-852-3356

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Wild, not developed Tourism Jasper markets our community and park as a place where “the wild has never left the wilderness.” Jasper, according to our marketing organization, is a sanctuary for visitors to retreat to. It’s an “authentic, untamed and eclectic” place where you can unplug from the hustle and bustle of city life and just “breathe.” It’s the untamed wilderness and authenticity of this place that differentiates Jasper from other national parks and tourist destinations. The people who visit Jasper are here to breathe the fresh air, to see the wildlife and the gorgeous mountain vistas and to enjoy nature, yet Parks Canada is continuing to consider and approve developments that undermine those natural enticements. The latest is a proposal—soon to land on Supt. Greg Fenton’s desk—to construct a 66-suite lodge and 15 tent cabins at Maligne Lake. As with Brewster Travel Canada’s Glacier Skywalk, approved in February of 2012, Fenton says there is merit in Maligne Tours’ proposal. He says there is potential to increase visitor experience and to connect people with nature. But really, how does further privatizing an iconic part of the park add to anyone’s ability to connect with the relatively untouched—at least for now—landscape at Maligne Lake? Allowing people to stay overnight will only add more cars to the road, more people and noise at the lake in the evening and a greater need for attractions, amenities and entertainment, as people who stay there will need something to do. If Parks Canada opens the door to overnight accommodation, it’s not increasing visitor experience by connecting people with nature, rather it’s going against everything Jasper is meant to be. The more the park gets developed, the less untamed, authentic and eclectic it becomes. In Jasper you often hear people say, “We’re not Banff” or “We don’t want to be Banff.” But quickly, if Parks Canada continues to follow this path, Jasper will become another Banff and when that day comes, no amount of marketing will bring our visitors—the visitors who want the place where the wild never left the wilderness—back to our park. Those people will find somewhere else to go and the visitors who want a Banff-style vacation, well, those people will go to Banff. How can Jasper—a town four hours from the nearest airport—compete with the accessibility of Banff? There’s no denying Parks is in an uncomfortable financial position created by the federal government. But financial difficulty or not, Parks has a job to do, and that job is to protect the ecological integrity of this land. Further development is not the way to do that.

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Airstream trailers from Wally Byrne Caravans line up at Whistlers Campground and the rodeo grounds. [ca. 1966] History at a Glance is brought to you by the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives. Online: www.jaspermuseum.org / Twitter: @jaspermuseum

‘Protect the beauty that nature has created’ Dear Editor, I was very concerned to read that Maligne Tours is proposing to build a 66-suite lodge and 15 tent cabins at Maligne Lake (“Overnight accommodation proposed for Maligne Lake”). Maligne Lake is my favourite place in the world. Sitting by the shore at sunset—when the tour boats have stopped running, most of the other people have left, and all is again quiet—restores my soul. I work at a community centre in Nogales, Mexico and I’ll be driving 3,000 kilometres in September to again visit Maligne Lake. This may be the last time that I’ll be able to experience that deep sense of peace that surpasses all understanding. The disturbance and noise of an overnight lodge would destroy those magical moments that sustain me during the rest of the year. My feelings can best be described by a phrase I’ve heard here in Nogales: “Me parte el alma” (it breaks my soul). If Parks Canada approves this proposal, they will be tearing out a part of my soul.

Greg Fenton, superintendent of Jasper National Park, stated in the Fitzhugh that Parks Canada is willing to consider the proposal “on the basis of potential for enhancing visitor experiences and connecting people [to nature].” I visited Maligne Lake for the first time in August 1979 and I fell in love with the incredible beauty of that place. Since then, I’ve made 20 trips to Jasper and Maligne Lake, and my love and appreciation for the lake has grown even deeper. This visitor doesn’t need a 66-suite lodge to enhance my experience and connect me with nature at Maligne Lake. I just ask that Greg Fenton protect the beauty that nature has created so that I can continue to sit on the shore at sunset and have my soul restored. Sincerely, Scott Nicholson Nogales, Mexico

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National Park News july 25

Dark Sky Festival receives funding

it’s berry season

Jasper’s Dark Sky Festival received $30,000 in funding from the Alberta government last week. The festival is one of five organizations to receive a grant from the province’s Festivals and Events Tourism Growth Program. “The intent of [the funding] is to bring on some consultants that will help us grow the festival in the future,” said Sarah Culley, corporate communications specialist for Tourism Jasper. The third annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival will take place from Oct. 25–27. The event was created after the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada named Jasper the largest dark sky preserve in the world.

Off leash area near completion The new off-leash dog park on Sleepy Hollow Road should be open to the public and their canine pals on Saturday. All that was left to do on Monday was complete a vehicle gate and fill in some holes, said Ross Derksen, manager of utilities for the municipality. It will be a soft opening on Saturday, he said, as the municipality will be working with the Jasper Dog Owners Group to organize a grand opening in the near future. The fencing for the park was constructed by volunteers, with help from municipal staff. Of the volunteers, Derksen said, “They were wonderful with their enthusiasm. There was a good core group of people who worked really hard.”

Your chances of encountering a bear on the trail are higher at this time of year. Berry bushes are found throughout the park, often bordering trails, roads and campgrounds. Both black bears and grizzly bears are zeroing in on this critical food source right now. It’s easy to surprise a bear that is focused on eating berries. To reduce the risk of a bear encounter: • Make noise while hiking or cycling on trails. • Pay attention to your surroundings; look for fresh signs of bear activity, such as tracks and scat. • Be especially careful near buffalo berry patches. • If you see a bear, back away slowly and leave the area. • Carry bear spray and know how to use it. Before hitting trails, check warnings and closures On July 11, Resource Conservation staff posted a bear warning on the section of Trail 7 adjacent to the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course that spans from Maligne Lake Road to the Junction of Trail 7 and 7a. Grizzly bears and black bears tend to frequent this trail especially at this time of year, when berries are

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ripe and plentiful in the area. In previous years, the potential for people to encounter bears here was high enough to warrant a temporary closure to allow bears to feed and keep people safe. There are presently also bear warnings on the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course and at Opal Hills. For the most current warnings and closures, check in with the park Information Centres or go to www.pc.gc.ca/ jasper and click on “Closures and Warnings in Jasper National Park.” Important time of year for bears This is a critical time of year for bears, as they work to build fat reserves large enough to allow them to survive the coming winter months without eating. In berry season, bears can eat up to 20,000 calories of food per day! Making campgrounds safer for people and bears As a safety measure over the past number of years, Parks Canada has removed buffalo berry bushes from Whistlers, Wapiti and Wabasso campgrounds to reduce the natural bear attractant and in turn reduce bear issues at these locations. Please report all bear sightings immediately to Jasper Dispatch at 852-6155.

Judges put an eye on Jasper The Communities in Bloom judges will be in town July 29 to rate Jasper against its international competitors. CiB is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement. The program focuses on promoting the value of green spaces in urban settings. This is Jasper’s first year competing on the international level, after winning on the national stage for its population category last year and winning provincially in 2010. The program judges communities on eight criteria: tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, turf and ground-covers, floral displays and community involvement.

Halloween in July Dive into your tickle truck and dig out some ghoulish garb for the Halloween in July party at the Atha-B July 31. The annual costume party is a fundraiser for HIV West Yellowhead. The event starts at 10 p.m. and those in costume get a deal at the door.

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QUOTE of the week

Then I saw huge clouds, I mean like 300 metres high. The entire valley was covered with dust. George Brybycin on driving through the July 17 rock fall on the Icefields Parkway.

Bears are stocking their bellies full of berries in preparation for winter hibernation.

question of the week...

question of the week... Will you be at the Jasper Folk Music Festival in September? Will you visit Mount Edith Cavell this season?

a) For sure. excitedsince to have festival in Jasper. a) Yes. I can’t wait to see howI’m it’s changed GhostaGlacier fell.back b) Maybe if I have the free time. No. I’mIt scared of another ice avalanche. b)c)Nah. just doesn’t appeal to me. Go to www.fitzhugh.ca and thevalleysentinel.com to cast your votes. Results will be published in next week’s newspaper. Go to www.fitzhugh.ca to cast your votes. Results will be published in next week’s newspaper.

Last week’s results: Does a healthy work/life balance exist in your life? 52.4% (11) Yes, I love my job and still have time to enjoy the best that life has to offer. 47.6% (10) No, I’m always working with little time for Last week’s results: Should anythingParks else. Canada consider development of

overnight accomodation at Maligne Lake?

87% (174) b) No.Maligne Lake is sufficiently developed. It should be left as it is. 13% (25) a) Yes. We had them in the past, why not now?


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

New badge at Jasper RCMP By sarah makowsky Reporter

Const. Patrick Vallee, a Trois-Rivières, Que. transplant, is the Jasper RCMP detachment’s newest addition. The recent depot graduate is three weeks into his first posting; it’s also his first time in the mountains. “Everything is new; new life, new job, new friends, new work partners,” said the bilingual officer. Vallee noticed Jasper’s friendliness as soon as he arrived. “People actually like the police here. Everyone smiles at us and says hi.” He looks forward to adapting to Jasper’s mountainous terrain and is a huge fan of cross-country running. “So, Jasper is like heaven for me,” he said. “There are so many trails around town,

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I’m like a small kid in a candy store.” Vallee plans to pursue mountain biking and looks forward to snowboarding at Marmot Basin this winter. New officers typically do a research project during their first six months in the field. Vallee decided to focus on campground layouts. “Right now we don’t have any layouts or plans of the campgrounds, so when we have to go there, sometimes we’re looking for 15 minutes for the campsite.” He plans to compile all the information into one binder for easy access. “I love to talk with people, so it’s going to be good for me.” After gaining as much field experience as he can, one of Vallee’s future goals is to be on the Emergency Response Team (ERT), which is a specialized group of RCMP members trained to diffuse highrisk situations.

Cyclist connects dots to end violence

How great thou art

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As a wrap up to Melissa Woodcock’s art camp, local teens showcased their art work at the Baptist Church last week. This is the first year that Woodcock has offered the program to youth beyond Grade 6. Pictured are the artists with their favourite creations from the camp.

All coaches resumes for Peewee AA, Bantam AA and Midget AA are to be submitted to Coaches Coordinator Bryon Bambrick via email: coachescoordinator @hintinminorhockey.com by August 1, 2013.

Any coaches new to hockey or needing to take coaching courses please call Dino Buttazzoni @ 780-865-5607 All fees must be paid before your rst ice time. If your home association is NOT HMHA, please ensure you have all of the necessary permission &/or release forms from your home association before attending. You will NOT be allowed on the ice without these forms. Tryouts are only to be attended by those players who are willing to play on a rep team.

Joachim Ostertag, who works with men who are abusive to women in Owen Sound, Ont., is biking across Canada to change the cycle of violence.

By Nicole Veerman Editor

Joachim Ostertag is pedalling across the country to stop violence against women. The 60-year-old from Owen Sound, Ont. started his solo bike ride June 20 and arrived in Jasper on July 17. Ultimately Ostertag will end up in Vancouver, but first he will ride the Highway of Tears between Prince George and Prince Rupert, B.C. For that stretch of the journey, Ostertag will be joined by his daughter, who is a PhD student in Prince George. That highway is an important stretch of road for Ostertag to overcome, he said, because along that 800 kms of Highway 16, there have been a series of murders and disappearances of young women in the last 40 years. Ostertag has been working with men who are abusive to women for the past 23 years and recently decided he needed to connect the dots between Ontario and the west coast, raising awareness along the way. “I like to bike. It’s one of my passions,” he said last week. “Biking and my work to stop violence against women are both very important to me.” So Ostertag has combined the two, talking to people about changing the cycle of violence in each community along the way. So far, he’s found women are more inclined to talk about violence than men. In fact, when enquiring about a woman’s tattoo in Saskatoon, Sask., Ostertag found out she was a victim of Robert Pickton—the British

Columbia pig farmer convicted of seconddegree murder in the deaths of six women. “It was quite an eye opener to talk to her,” said Ostertag, who asked the woman, “If you had one message to men, what would it be?” “She said, ‘Men have to stop treating women like things.’” Ostertag is keeping a blog with stories like this one with the hope that his interactions with people will engage Canadians and make them think about how to create change. An important step in creating that change, he said, is thinking about how we raise young boys and how we represent women in the media. “Boys see a lot of misogyny in action movies and pornography, so it’s very difficult to raise boys in a consistent way that teaches them to respect women. “If we really respect women, we wouldn’t use media to represent them the way we do.” Between 60 and 70 women in Canada are killed each year by a former or current male partner. According to a Statistics Canada report based on police-reported data,173,600 women aged 15 years and older were victims of violent crime in 2011 and, overall, men were responsible for 83 per cent of that policereported violence against women. Ostertag said men can be the change— they can end the violence. “People often say violence against women is a women’s issue, but it’s actually a men’s issue,” he said. “Men need to step up.” To follow Ostertag on his Change the Cycle tour, visit changethecycletour.org.


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By Nicole Veerman Editor

Hundreds of people flooded Entrance Ranch, 20 minutes from Jasper National Park, for the sixth annual Wild Mountain Music Festival last weekend. The three-day event attracted people as young as two and as old as 85, said WMMF chairperson Brian LaBerge, who, after the festival, said he was “tickled” with how things played out. “I didn’t celebrate until Sunday, but Sunday night I dolled out a lot of hugs and high-fives. “I think Peter North summed it up when he said, ‘This may be one of Canada’s best musical festivals.’” LaBerge said he doesn’t yet have the numbers as to how many people attended, but he’s feeling positive that it was the biggest and best WMMF to date. If nothing else, he said “we certainly had one of the most diverse musical lineups in Alberta,” with everyone from Marco Calliari to Matt Andersen, Elliott Brood and Sam Roberts Band taking the stage on Saturday alone. On Friday, the highlights were David Wilcox and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, while on Sunday it was Picture the Ocean and Fred Eaglesmith. But it’s not just the diversity of the music that made the festival such a success, said LaBerge, it was the hundreds of volunteers that gave their time and energy to the event. WMMF is 100 per cent volunteer run and, although the festival just happened, the volunteers are already brainstorming for next year. Monday was a rest day, said LaBerge, and Tuesday he and the other volunteers were already back at it, thinking of ways to make the festival even more successful in 2014. “There’s always ways that we can become better,” he said.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Canmore FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Centennial Park - Canmore, Alberta

August 3, 4 & 5, 2013

The Jim Cuddy Band Spirit of the West Matt Andersen ~ David Francey Great Lake Swimmers Chic Gamine ~ Del Barber Rose Cousins ~ Alex Cuba Alpha Yaya Diallo Tony Furtado ~ Norman Foote Good For Grapes ~ Habadekuk

A day in the park N. Veerman and S. Makowsky photos

The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

Richard Perso ~ Ben Sollee Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE Tim Williams + Our offsite Pub with: The Wardens ~ Braden Gates Tootsie Gunslinger ~ Alex Vissia Bards of a Feather Hillside Collective Elk Run & Riot ~ Garry Gonis Lori Reid ~ The Eerie Green James of Dark Wood Jordan Norman ~ Cayley Thomas Jim & Lynda McLennan

Join us for the Canmore Folk Music Festival featuring folk, roots, blues and world music, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Our alcohol-free site features three stages of live music, a global artisan village, food vendor area, family area and more! Plus check out our FREE Friday night street party with Good for Grapes, our FREE Saturday Kids Concert with Norman Foote, our FREE Youth songwriting workshop and our FREE Monday pancake breakfast New this year, Youth and Family prices! All listed prices include service fees & GST. Available through Ticketpro.ca. Visit our website for more info! With the generous assistance of:

CanmoreFolkFestival.com Photos: Jim Cuddy by Sally Davies; David Francey by Tony Girardin

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the importance of Canada’s parks and national historic sites, July 20. Playing host to the event was the Information Centre lawn, which was swarming with people who bounced from one activity to the next. There was everything from canine search-and-rescue demonstrations to musical performances and rock climbing. Parks Day started in 1990 and has since been celebrated each year in all of Canada’s parks on the third Saturday of July. This year’s celebration was especially significant because it also marked the 30th anniversary of Friends of Jasper National Park—a registered charity dedicated to promoting understanding, appreciation and respect for the natural and cultural heritage of JNP. To learn more about Friends, check out our story on page 2.


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Grillin’ up funds for charity

With less than two months to go, the Jasper Folk Music Festival is taking serious shape. Tickets for the Sept. 13–15 event at Centennial Park are now available through www.ticketweb.ca, and so far four artists—Five Alarm Funk, Oscar Lopez, Alex Cuba and Michael Rault—are listed as performers. Five Alarm Funk is a 10-piece “horn powered, percussion fueled sonic and visual assault” from Vancouver, B.C. Oscar Lopez is a sensual flamenco guitar player who moved to Calgary from Chile in 1979. The folk festival will be his second show in the region this summer, as he just performed at Wild Mountain Music Festival in Hinton last weekend. Alex Cuba is a Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter who performs in Spanish and English. Cuba gave a surprise performance at SnowDome last winter, as well as a performance at the Jasper Legion. And finally, Michael Rault is an Edmonton-native, now living in Toronto, who plays a mix of roots, rock ‘n’ roll and blues. Joining these esteemed artists on the performance schedule are the May 24th Battle Royale winners, Emma Acorn and Some Irish Pirates. With festival plans progressing, the organizing

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Paul Shewchuk of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge prepares baby back ribs during last year’s BBQ Cook Off.

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committee is calling for volunteers, artisans and food vendors, said Cristin Murphy, director and funding/ sponsorship coordinator for the organizing committee. Volunteer applications aren’t online, but hard copies are available at the Farmers Market, which happens every Wednesday from noon until 3 p.m. in the Legion parking lot. Artisans interested in selling their wares at the festival can contact Marianne Garrah at arts@iotad.ca for information and an application form. Food vendor inquiries can be directed to Lisa Riddell at lisacriddell@gmail.com. Fundraising-wise, the organizing committee wrapped up its raffle for two VIA Rail return passes to Vancouver and two tickets to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival on June 30. “Everything that came in for that was all profit for us,” said Murphy. The festival received $5,000 from the municipality’s economic development fund for portable toilets and fencing. The event’s title sponsor will be the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre. The committee has worked hard to establish a site map, which includes spaces for the stage, vendors and a children’s area. Other plans and artist confirmations will be ironed out in the weeks to come and “we’ll have all the information updated on our Facebook page for sure,” said Murphy. The folk festival’s Facebook page is at www.facebook. com/JasperFolkMusicFestival.

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With only a few days to go until the Legion’s second annual Barbecue Cook Off, Jasper’s grill masters are dusting off their aprons and making last minute tweaks to their most succulent barbecue recipes. Participating in the competition will be at least 12 teams—including last year’s winner, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre—whipping up tasty morsels in hopes of garnering the most votes from the event’s taste testers. “We had 10 teams last year, so it’s growing,” said Ken Kuzminski, legion president. And if Jasper businesses weren’t so short staffed this year, he said there would be even more. Either way, there will be a good showing with teams from Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Coco’s Cafe, the Whistle Stop, Jasper Brewing Company, Pyramid Lake Resort and the Jasper Inn Best Western, just to name a few. The Legion will also be serving up something special again this year. Kuzminski said he’s hoping to get his hands on some Saskatoon berry perogies to serve with sour cream and maple syrup. The team with the winning recipe will go home with a stocked beer fridge donated by Big Rock Brewery and a brand new barbecue donated by the Jasper Home Building Centre. The cook off is a fundraiser for the Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Run, which supports two charities—the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and The Children’s Wish Foundation—and passes through Jasper each summer. Last year the event raised more than $3,000. The Jasper Legion has supported the annual relay run, which sees hundreds of riders hit the road between Comox, B.C. and St. John’s, N.L., since it started five years ago, but it wasn’t until last year that Kuzminski decided to kick it up a notch with a brand new event. The cook off portion of the day is open from 2 p.m. to 8

p.m. and is family friendly. Following the food, Canadian roots/rock band The Matinee will take the stage. Tickets for the show are free to those who attend the cook off and $10 at the door. Cook off tickets are $25 each or $50 for a family. For more information on the motorcycle run or its charities, visit www.mpnmrr.ca.

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The Municipality of Jasper is seeking self-motivated individuals with the skills and experience to fill the positions of Lifeguard/Instructor Level I or II. The part time continuous position will start early August with regular hours of work of 27 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. The term position will start September 1 and end on December 31; hours of work will vary and will be scheduled to work 15 hours per week, days and evenings Monday through Friday. All awards must be current. Please include copies with resume. deadline for applications is 2:00 p.m. on friday, July 26, 2013. Complete qualifications, responsibilities and skills required for this position are outlined in the job description, available at the municipal administration office or on the Municipality’s website. Applications are invited, in the form of a detailed resume with covering letter summarizing qualifications, skills and experience relative to the requirements of the position. Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope or by e-mail (MS Word only), indicating the competition number to: Martha Bell, Human Resources Manager Municipality of Jasper, Box 520, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 mbell@town.jasper.ab.ca

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Jasper classifieds GARAGE SALE Garage Sale: 256 Aspen Gardens on July 27th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We have DVD’s, electronics, boardgames, and household items. Garage Sale: 805 Geikie St. Saturday July 27th, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Household items and appliances, camping, hunting and fishing equipment, clothes, and lots of other stuff both new and used!

HOUSE FOR SALE Stone Mountain Village condo for sale for $365,000. 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom. Well maintained with upgrades in 2011 including: carpets, linoleum, and appliances. Please call 780-852-5228 to view!

MISCELLANEOUS U-pick organic raspberries. EASY and FAST picking in well groomed rows, $10/ gal. Also available, organic veggies, at really reasonable prices. Contact Arlene in Dunster @ 1-250-968-4356, or at iamarlene@yahoo.ca.

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METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254.

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MINCO GAS CO-OP Ltd. Looking for: Gas Utility Operator, Serviceman/woman. Permanent, full-time. Benefits/pension after probation. Gas distribution systems experience an asset. Apply to: minco@rjvnet.ca.

ALL ROUND EMPLOYEE required for cooking, cleaning and serving customers in small town friendly hotel. Includes small suite and meals. Phone Marg 403-857-9134, Youngstown, Alberta.

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features & unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca

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Career Training HEALTH CARE AIDE Certification in 22 weeks. Visit www. healthcareaideacademy.com. Enroll early to reserve your seat 403-347-4233. Classes start Sept. 02, 2013 @ The Health Care Aide Academy downtown Red Deer. Employment Opportunities WELDERS, QUALITY CONTROL, Painters, Production Manager Petrofield Industries Manufacturing facility for Tornado Hydrovac Trucks. Check out www. tornadotrucks.com. Call 1-403-7426121 or email: hr@petrofield.com. T.O.S. IN WHITECOURT, is looking for Class 3 Vac Haulers. Top wages paid. Experience would be an asset. To apply, please call 780-268-4444 or email: t.o.s@ hotmail.ca. NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228. AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-7235051, Edson, Alberta. OIL BOSS RENTALS Inc. is currently seeking a Professional Salesperson for our Alberta-based oil and gas rental business. We currently have two offices, one in Rocky Mountain House and the other in Lac La Biche. This individual has to be ambitious, driven, able to work independently and as a team. This position will involve some time away from home, approximately 10 nights a month spent in different areas of the province. This individual should be mechanically inclined, personable and with some problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate would have previous oilfield drilling or well-servicing experience. This position will be a salary-based opportunity with a commission on top of the base of gross sales. We do offer benefits

IMMEDIATE OPENING for a Shop Forman to oversee daily maintenance shop (Heavy Equipment) operations in a new state-of-the-art facility in Edmonton. Apply with resume by fax; 780-434-5373, or email; employment@parkpaving.com. CASH DAILY for outdoor work! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years and up! No experience necessary; www.PropertyStarsJobs.com. WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-8426581. Email: rigmove@telus.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com. JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www. awna.com/resumes_add.php. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com. 1-866399-3853. TRUCKING/MIXED FARM Operation requires full-time Class 1 Driver. Cattle hauling, water hauling, and logging. Includes some shop duties. Competitive wages, year round full-time employment. 780-656-0053, Michael. FULL-TIME HEAVY DUTY Journeyman Mechanic required, CVIP licence. Home every night. $38/hour with benefits; debbie. lefeuvre@bg-rd.com or fax 403342-7488.

THE FAIRMONT PALLISER in Calgary, Alberta is searching for a Painter and Bellperson. Competitive wages and benefits. Visit: www.fairmontcareers.com to apply and to view all vacancies. BUILDING SALES Representative wanted. Estimating, sales, turnkey farm, commercial buildings. Contact Barry for more information. Pinnacle Building Materials, Red Deer, Alberta; bwunsch@ pinnaclebuildingmaterials.com. A PERSON PREFERABLY semiretired for a managerial position for a 120 site/lot mobile home park in Alberta. Contact: terry55@shaw.ca. PARADISE DAY SPA, Rocky Mountain House, requires immediately full-time Massage Therapist. Busy salon and spa; full clientele available. Hourly wage. Fax resume 403-845-5561. Email: paradisedayspa@live.ca. OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: mcroft@carillionalberta. ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in. Farm Machinery RUBBER TRACKS mini excavators, tracked loaders, dumpers, trenchers, horizontal drills. Let’s see what we can do! Trackmasters Canada Ltd. 1-866-553-0090. Calgary 403-771-6008. Vancouver 604-218-2825. Feed and Seed HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-2505252.

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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 Good used sea containers for sale.

McBride area $3,650, Valemount $3,500 Delivered. We accept Visa/MC 250-3149522. July 25 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 250-566-4240 GTS MAY 9 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 780-9316786 July 25 QUILTING SERVICES Professional Long Arm Quilting, 15 years experience, Quick turn around time, Contact Pat 250-566-4179

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COMMUNITY LISTINGS Grief Relief… Stepping Past Program

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

Parent Link Centre

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.

Prenatal Classes

Please call Jasper Community Health for dates and times. 780-852-4759

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! August 20 - Re-routing 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. 780-852-2100. 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. 780-8523740. Habitat for the Arts 500 Robson Street. Open Tues - Sat, 12 to 5 pm. 780852-4747 or arts@iotad.ca Jasper Municipal Library Toddler & Preschool Story Time Mondays 10:30am. For more info 780-852-3652 or jasperlibrary@town. jasper.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.

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

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 780-8524518 or 780-852-4578.

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.

12 Step Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous - meetings Monday and Saturday at 8pm. Narcotics Anonymous meetings

Pap Test Clinics Pap Test Clinics available with female Registered Nurse. Please call 780.852.4759 for an appointment.


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WEEKLY HOROSCOPE by

Huibers receives hall of fame nod

Michael O’Connor

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ries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) Many big and significant activations are rocking your world. These are occurring both at the deeper levels of your being and in outer obvious ways as well. Changes close to home and with your family are likely themes. Some measure of cleaning, clearing, renovating and moving altogether are a source of passion, excitement and drama.

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aurus (Apr 20 – May 21) A busy round of activities continues to keep you busy. A key world in it all is commitment. Endurance, perseverance and stubborn adherence to your priorities, goals and plans are other ways of describing it. Focusing to invest versus simply to spend is extra important. Efforts to establish a more secure foundation will prove extra valuable later. So do it now.

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emini (May 21 – Jun 21 With so many places to go and people to see, you are in your element. Beyond the rich array of excitement and hopeful fun, deeper considerations of establishing a more secure lifestyle rhythm is underway. It is quite important that you take this seriously. This implies extra effort, discipline and a willingness to learn. Aim to establish a foundation of whole health.

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ancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) An expansive cycle continues. You are likely feeling inspired to take a few risks or to advance your position somehow. This impulse will linger well into 2014. Yet, this is no time to be in a rush neither. All the while, deeper spiritual activations and awakenings are flowing in steadily. If these are not obvious, take a moment to tune-in to receive the blessings.

Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

The Sun in your signs is an indication that you are ready to take some pioneering, creative leads. You are digging deeper these days that you have perhaps for a long time. You are determined to lay claim to bigger dreams and hidden powers. This may be stirring some fears. Accessing deeper reserves of faith is important for success. You can do it!

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irgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Expanding your scope and network is an important theme these days. The time is right to collaborate and cooperate with other key players. Who these are and what you need to do is the creative question you must answer. For now, working behind the scenes is important. Aim to establish secure foundations on a variety of fronts.

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ibra (Sep 22 – Oct 22) Some big, exciting and noticeable changes are shaking in your world. These are linked to increased exposure, responsibility and opportunity. Yet, you must be willing to pay your dues and invest as necessary. In the short term, quality time shared with friends new and old will be the warm sun drying up any lingering puddles from yesteryear.

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corpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) The time has come to advance your position. This includes getting the attention you want, need, and have earned and feel you deserve. Approaching authority figures for to facilitate this process is likely and ideal. This is your window so do not wait. Even by simply activating a process you will be on track and in-tune with your time.

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agittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) A process of completion and closure continues yet the main thrust of it has entered the next phase. The good news is that these endings are also bringing rewards, perhaps unexpected ones. Look upon the overall process as an important graduation process. Imagine things did not change and there was no such thing as graduation! Accept, trust and celebrate this flow.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

The time has come clear the old to make way for the new. Whether by choice or circumstances beyond your control, you are experiencing something of a change of the guards. The good news is that this is increasing your overall exposure; hopefully you want this to happen. That this is shaking things up deep within you and close to home is part of the deal.

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quarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) An activation of new associations, friendships and deeper relationships too is underway. This may be causing some of your confidences to waver. Aim to establish new foundations and fortify old ones. From this platform your confidences to expand your outreach will increase. Awakening to new modes of perception, to recognize alternative approaches, is a golden key.

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isces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) You have embarked upon a special and important creative curve. It is leading you to consider new values, priorities and possibilities. There is some measure of diversity implied so avoid single minded approaches or singular projects. The other challenge however will be to advance each of these in equal measure. Be willing to do the rounds to advance on all fronts!

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Kees Huibers with the commemorative plaque he received after his induction into the Campbellton Sports Hall of Fame. By sarah makowsky Reporter

Jasperite Kees Huibers’ golfing accomplishments were recognized earlier this month with a sports hall of fame induction in his hometown of Campbellton, NB. “I was nervous, obviously, I’m not public speaker,” said Huibers, referring to the July 6 ceremony. Although the room was filled with about 120 people, he said his acceptance speech went off without a hitch. “My eldest brother was there to represent my family and another gentleman there was my mentor, both on and off the golf course, so I wanted to thank him.” Huibers and two other athletes celebrated their inductions alongside the Campbellton Sports Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary. He was presented with a commemorative plaque and his photo will remain on the wall with the other inducted athletes in the sports hall of fame. Recalling past competitive golf years is “like a dream” for Huibers. “I played on a 9-hole golf course,” he said. “I travelled from Halifax, N.S. to Victoria, B.C. and played against the best Canadian amateurs at that time.” Huibers was introduced to golf in 1959 when he started caddying at a local golf course to earn some summer spending money. “I didn’t play golf for two years, I just caddied.

“In 1961, the bug hit me. I got a junior membership, the rest is history.” He made it to the quarterfinals in the 1964 national juniors. “That was the highlight, I was only 17 and I was in the top eight in Canada for that particular year.” He also was on two provincial teams and six Willingdon Cup teams. Alberta’s Keith Alexander holds a tie record for being selected for the Willingdon Cup 26 times, Huibers points out. “The nice thing is when you made these golf teams, the province paid your way across Canada. And you had these silly suits you used to wear,” he said with a laugh. After he moved to Jasper in 1975, Huibers switched gears and started playing the game for fun. “Now I hardly play at all,” he said. Golf has remained a classic game throughout the years, but Huibers said he has observed a difference between old and new courses. He said nowadays they are built for 20 year olds who can hit the ball 300 yards. “I much prefer the old golf courses to the new ones.” Since his parents died and his family lives elsewhere, Huibers hasn’t visited Campbellton in awhile. The inductee ceremony happened during the community’s annual Salmon Festival, so Huibers said he was also able to enjoy that popular event.

Jasper adrenalin flows in Canmore By sarah makowsky Reporter

Jasper bikers battled dehydration, exhaustion and delirium during Canmore’s 24 Hours of Adrenalin July 20 and 21, yet they proved tough enough to finish in some of the event’s top spots. Some of the race highlights include Andrew Bouvard and Ryan Gardiner, placing second and fourth, respectively, in the solo male under-40 category, both while riding single speeds—bikes with only one gear. This is Bouvard’s third time competing solo. His previous best finish was 10th place. “I’m so impressed with those guys and what they did on their single speed bikes,” said Greg Van Tighem, who placed 13th in the solo male 40-plus category. “If they had have been on my bike, they would have come in first and second, for sure. “When it comes to an uphill, they just had to grunt up.” Other impressive finishes were the Jasper Source for Sports team, which placed second in the fiveperson co-ed category, and the 5 Jasper Dads team, which placed fifth in the five-person 190–219 category. The 18th annual race saw more than 1,600 participants, all tasked with completing as many bike laps as

physically possible in 24 hours. The course was rooty and rocky, with steep hills throughout. There were new parts to the course this year and overall conditions were awesome, said Bouvard. “It didn’t rain, so it didn’t get messy and scary.” Before race day, the course was slightly damaged from the flooding that wreaked havoc on southern Alberta last month, but it was repaired in time for the event. Patricia Street Deli owner Glen Leitch was at the race supplying Jasper competitors with soup and wraps. Gardiner said that “the Deli Man’s” chicken noodle soup kept him going and at one point, it was all his body could handle. 24 Hours of Adrenalin supports numerous charities, and many competitors ride for their own charities. The kids race, 24 Minutes of Adrenalin, raised almost $10,000 for the Right to Play Foundation. Locally, businesses and individuals sponsored Van Tighem and donated money for every lap he completed. Two larger donations were from Freewheel Cycle, who donated $50 per lap, and Tekarra Color Lab, who sponsored $5 for the first lap and then doubled the amount each lap after that. Despite a fall after his seventh lap, Van Tighem completed two more laps and ultimately raised about $5,000 toward his $93,000 fundraising goal for his End to End to End MS campaign.


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wrestlers Spar on Jasper’s mats By Nicole Veerman Editor

The Jasper Activity Centre was swarming with tussling wrestlers last week, during the 27th annual Rocky Mountains Wrestling Camp. The 135 athletes between the ages of 13 and 18 came from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and even Sweden to learn from Andy Hutchinson and his team of coaches. Hutchinson, who competed on the national and international level for 20 years and has coached on both levels, as well, has been organizing the intense week-long camp for the last 12 years. While in Jasper, the athletes learn technical skills, match tactics, discipline and perseverance. “They started off at 7:30 a.m. with a morning run up the mountain—[Pyramid Bench]— and around town and then they had a meal and they went back on the mats three times a day. “There’s physical conditioning throughout the day, attached to the tactical sessions and then in the evening, it’s basically two hours of sparing,” said Hutchinson. The camp hosted youth who are brand new to wrestling, with only a year under their belt, and others who have attended the camp for four or five years and have been wrestling for that long, if not longer. “We have provincial team kids—Team Alberta who’s going to Canada Summer Games in August—and we have three athletes who are going to be representing Canada at the U-18 Pan American Championships.” As well as wrestling, the youth participated in a “bigger and better” game, where groups of athletes were each given a penny

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to trade for something bigger and better to auction off in a silent auction at the activity centre. “All of those items— we got a trilobite from the fire department, we got wallets and sunglasses and sweaters and a really cool plane from the farmer’s market—we auctioned off and we’re donating more than $300 to Greg [Van Tighem], the fire chief, for his MS fundraising.” The athletes also showed their solidarity with wrestlers around the nation and the world, by taking a photo holding cutouts that read “Save Olympic Wrestling,” as it is currently on the chopping block. In February, the International Olympic Committee voted to remove the sport from the Summer Olympics, beginning in 2020.

“These are the types of camps where future Olympians get to find out what it takes to move on and inspire them to keep working,” said Hutchinson. “If they take wrestling out of the Olympics, it almost takes away that driving force. “Kids in Canada grow up, often times, wanting to be professional hockey players, and kids who get involved in wrestling know that the pinnacle of our sport is the Summer Olympics and without the Summer Olympics, it makes it feel like there’s not a great deal to strive for.” The appeal of wrestling, as opposed to a team sport like hockey, said Hutchinson is that it caters to a wide range of people because of its weight classes. “So if you’re small you can play, if you’re really big you can participate,” he said, noting that wrestling is for kids who are interested in combative, individual sports. “Not all people thrive in team sport environments and wrestling allows people to have that athletic success on their own.” The Rocky Mountain Wrestling Camp takes place each summer at the Jasper Activity Centre.

Would like to thank all the gardeners who participated in our 10th annual Secret Garden Tour: Kirsten Smitten, Danny & Janet Freschette, Patti & Mark Clark, Jenna & Shawn McGrath, Rita Hindle, Rick Lagace, Donnelly Hart, Kim Stark, The Jasper Local Food Society & Annelies Laggner Special thanks to: The Jasper Artist’s Guild (especially Gregory Deagle), The Jasper Summer Day Camp Choir (led by Grace Kohn) Edwin Richard, Alan Shivera, Keandra Gruys, Nalani Gruys & Yoomin Kim...and all of our volunteers!

MUNICIPALITY OF JASPER PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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Meadows to Menu community dinner Join us for an evening of delicious, organic food harvested from Twin Meadows Farm. This outdoor, family style community dinner will showcase local produce and Alberta pork and will include take-home tips and recipes from our Chefs. Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:30pm Gardener’s Cottage at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge $40 per adult, $20 per child 6-12 Complimentary for children 5 and under Includes family style dinner, wine and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar also available). Proceeds of this event will go to the Jasper Museum. The longest mountain bike race in the world was a ride from Canada to Mexico. With 4300 km over the continental divide in the Rockies.

Reservations are required. RSVP by July 23 at 780 852-6052. T W I N M E A D OW S ORGANICS

In our haste to wind up the pancake breakfast details this years, we omitted to thank Sysco Foods and Ornesto Tassone for the donation of sausages for the pancake breakfast. Thank you, Ornesto. Your kindness is much appreciated.

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