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During the annual Carnaval d’hiver, students were challenged to pull with all their might in the tug o’ war. For more photos from the event, which had students from Jasper Elementary School and École Desrocher jumping in potato sacks and sliding on crazy carpets, see page 7.

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Development regulations hampering municipality F

rom housing prices to the push for street performers, laws governing development and expansion are an inescapable and omnipresent part of life in Jasper. Looking at Land Use provides an in-depth exploration of how those laws impact the lives of the park’s citizens, business owners and government—untangling the complexities of the issues and exploring what they mean for Jasper as it heads into the future.

There’s logic to the way laws are made. The federal government gives some of its power to provincial governments, which are smaller, and better equipped to deal with certain issues. In turn, provincial governments give some of their power to municipal governments, which exist to deal with the day-to-day, small-scale issues that larger government bodies are too big to deal with. In normal municipalities, land use planning and development falls squarely into that category, as most planning issues require technical, local knowledge. But in Jasper this is not the case. Although municipal staff certainly have the necessary knowledge to oversee land use issues, Parks Canada chose to retain those powers when the municipality was incorporated in 2001. Municipalities inside of national parks are extremely rare—there are only seven in the entire country—so parks has limited experience managing them. Parks’ realty and municipal manager Cathy Jenkins said that, at the time of the municipality’s bid for local governance, the federal government thought “that it was more appropriate for [land use planning and development] to remain in the purview of Parks Canada.” According to many—including Mayor Richard Ireland—the decision stemmed largely from the fact that Parks was troubled by the exponential growth Banff experienced after being incorporated as a municipality a decade earlier. By keeping development decisions in Parks’ hands, the government hoped to keep Jasper’s development in check. Parks’ control over such an integral aspect of the municipality’s development— especially when the municipal council and town administrators are more familiar with both the general principles of running a municipality, and the specifics of managing Jasper—seems counter intuitive, to some. “I think there’s a feeling that if [the municipality] was in charge of land use and planning ourselves we could be more creative,” said Jasper’s Chief Administrative Officer Peter Waterworth. Waterworth pointed to the two lots recently occupied by gas stations. What eventually happens to the lots will dramatically affect Jasper as a town, and yet Parks has control over how that land is zoned. If the lots are left zoned for the operation of gas stations, they may sit empty for years,

creating an eyesore and taking up prime real estate in a town with little to no land available for development. If, however, those lots were zoned for hotels, they could significantly boost Jasper’s visitation and commerce. In the end, Parks will decide what happens with the land. Some argue that the municipal council is elected to represent the interests of Jasperites, and it should be the body making decisions about the future of the town. But Jenkins pointed out that Parks has a significant local presence in Jasper, with their land use and planning shop and development officer located right in the municipality. “I think we do have a handle on current situations and things that are going on,” she said, pointing out that Parks has just as much interest in seeing the town of Jasper thrive as anyone else. She also said, just like Parks, municipalities also operate under restrictions from the legislation governing them. Waterworth agreed that Parks almost certainly has Jasper’s best interest in mind, but said he still believes the municipality needs more control over land use and development. Under the current system, both the municipality and Parks have responsibilities in the process and sometimes those responsibilities overlap. This means developers need to navigate between the two organizations to get anything approved. And while inefficiencies are difficult to deal with, Waterworth pointed out that Parks’ control over development decisions also weakens the municipality’s position with contractors and developers. When developers know that ultimately Parks is the planning authority, they might not feel as inclined to engage with the municipality. Confusion aside, Waterworth said that at the heart of the issue is the fact that without control over how the land is developed, the municipality can’t establish an effective long-term vision for Jasper. “What a municipality does is provide the basic services for its jurisdiction—and the planning suture of that town is fundamental to that view,” he said. The fate of former gas stations is just one small example. The total population of the town, the density of residential areas, the composition of the business district, and even the location of dog parks and the intensity of streetlights are all affected by land use planning and development. Without firm control over how decisions surrounding these things play out, it is difficult for municipal managers to plan for the long-term future of the town because they simply don’t know how things will look 10 years down the road.

L ast month the municipality agreed, in principal, to pony up half of the cash for the first steps of a review of land use and development in Jasper, with the other half coming out of Parks’ coffers. The hope is that the review will trigger reform of how land use and planning is administered in Jasper. Both Jenkins and Waterworth agree that the current system is inefficient—especially where there is overlap between Parks and the municipality—and changes need to be Technically, the municipality leases made. Waterworth said that while he has the land from Parks, paying more than no idea where negotiations will lead, he is encouraged that Parks $500,000 in land rent so willingly came to the each year. That’s a sum table. Waterworth admitted The easiest way to is “a chunky amount stall a negotiation is to of money” out of the argue about procedure municipality’s budget. rather than the issues at Since the hand, he explained. The municipality doesn’t fact that Parks did none own any of the land, it of that signals to him also can’t make money that the organization from leasing or selling is prepared to have an it to developers— honest discussion. traditionally a Jenkins said that significant source of municipal income Peter Waterworth, Jasper’s the transfer of some from (although Waterworth Chief Administrative Officer responsibilities Parks to the municipality stressed that such makes sense, but said practices aren’t she doesn’t want to speculate on what that sustainable in the long run). Waterworth said although the might look like until the review is complete. municipality is paying rent, that cost isn’t In the next installment of Looking at Land being passed down to municipal taxpayers. Over the past decade, the average tax Use, the Fitzhugh investigates how efforts to increase in Jasper has been just over four per control development in Jasper have impacted cent a year. That’s an amount that is “not where residents live, how much they pay to live, unheard of,” but leans strongly toward “the and whether or not they’re even allowed to stay. upper end of normality,” said Dr. Patrick Check next week’s issue for the story. Smith, a Simon Fraser University professor specializing in municipal government. trevor nichols

I think there’s a feeling that if [the municipality] was in charge of land use and planning ourselves we could be more creative.

Not directly related, but still tied into this is the fact that land use planning and development regulations are creating financial strains that ordinary municipalities don’t face. Although the municipality owns many of the buildings in Jasper, along with the infrastructure that supports them, the land itself belongs to Parks.

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H ist ory at a gl a nce

On March 8, women and men around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day for the 103rd time. The annual event was created more than a century ago to bring a voice to the fight for women’s equality and to celebrate the contributions women make to society every day. Since its humble beginnings in 1911, March 8 has exploded into a global day of recognition and celebration. It’s a day to ruminate on the achievements of the past and to look forward to the fights of the future. For women in Canada, many battles have already been won; women have gained the right to vote, the right to an education, the right to a career and the right to run for office. But it’s important to remember that these feats weren’t won long ago. It wasn’t until the First World War that women gained the right to vote—for women in Quebec it wasn’t until 1940. And it wasn’t until 1929 that women were even considered “persons” under Canada’s constitution. As for education, women have been attending school for years. In fact, the first woman in the entire British Empire to practice law was a Canadian: Clara Brett Martin. She achieved this in 1897, despite taunting from her classmates, professors and the media, who suggested that the physical attraction between a female lawyer and the judge and jury would provide an unfair advantage. We can scoff at such treatment today, 117 years later, but we also don’t have to look very far to find similar cases. In the 1960s, when Barbara Landau—a Canadian psychologist and lawyer—told the deans of both the psychology department and law school that she was planning to apply, she was greeted with similar responses to Martin’s more than 60 years before. According to an article Landau wrote, titled “My life as a woman in Canada,” she was asked by her deans, “Why would we want to waste a graduate school position on a woman—you will just get married, have babies and stay at home?” Now, of course, more recently, women make up a greater percentage of university graduates in Canada. Numbers from 2007 show that 61 per cent of university graduates that year were women. But, even with such gains, women are still facing inequities in wages, on average making about 77 cents for each dollar made by their male counterparts. That ranks Canada No. 11 out of its 17 peer countries, with Norway, Belgium and Ireland coming in first, second and third with the smallest income gaps. Directly behind Canada, in the 12th spot, is the United States. Women have been fighting for equality for more than 100 years and, in that time, those fighting have certainly made great strides to improve the lot of women. But, until women are paid an equal wage for equal work, they will not be equal. And, until women start occupying an equal number of seats in government—rather than 23 per cent of them—they will not be equal. And, until women can safely walk home after a night out, without the risk of being sexually assaulted—one in 17 Canadian women will be raped in their lifetime—they will not be equal. So, on March 8 and every day of the year, remember that although women have come a long way, there is still a long way to go and there is still a fight to be fought.

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Keep up the fight

John Bowen and Tom Nock feeding deer in the rail yard. Ice wagon in the background. [ca. 1934]

L et ter t o t he edi t or

Library project not to be celebrated Dear Editor, It was interesting to note in the last issue of the Fitzhugh, regarding the progress of the library, that some worker decided to cover the sealed and architecturally accepted concrete walls with another layer of unacceptable concrete that will now take four weeks of additional labor to remove. This project appears to be rife with stupidity and incompetence right from the beginning and there seems to be no end in site. We have months more of construction to go before the lawyers get involved. If we think that the surety bonding company is going to come to our rescue by honouring their performance bond without a fight, we are mistaken.

I believe that the only legacy this project will leave is that it will be remembered as the most expensive, ill managed, inept and overdue construction project this town has ever seen. Is that something our council should be proud of and we should all celebrate? I think not. I certainly hope there is a post mortem done when this project is complete to learn some valuable lessons on how NOT to proceed with a construction project, right from selecting an architect and contractor to protecting the tax payers from shoddy workmanship. The taxpayers and residents of Jasper cannot afford to go through a debacle like this again. Jack Templeton Jasper, Alta.

q u e s t i o n o f t h e w ee k Should Parks Canada retain control over land use planning and development?

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a) Yes.


b) No.


L a s t w ee k ’ s re s u l t s Do you think the captive breeding program will rehabilitate Jasper’s caribou herds?

a) Yes. (67%, 8 Votes) b) No. (33%, 4 Votes)

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Considering it was -1,000 C, it went great. I was teary a lot that day. I’m just so touched by everybody and their support. The people who came out blew me away.

Has Decoigne been track-set lately? Is Highway 93 closed for avalanche control work? How do I know when there are wildlife warnings? Do you like to have your finger on the pulse of what’s going on? Parks Canada offers a variety of ways you can receive current information about what’s going on in Jasper National Park.

Facebook Since summer 2012, English and French Facebook users have stayed up-to-date through Jasper National Park’s page. A whole suite of useful and intriguing information is posted, ranging from fun facts and wildlife happenings to recent images and videos, warnings and closures, events and interpretive programs. Look for the official beaver symbol for the right Facebook page and “like” us! Twitter @JasperNP With many sights to see and plenty of stories to be told, Twitter followers can also stay connected in English

In Brief

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Info Hub email updates These brief emails are sent by Jasper National Park staff and contain current information on emergency situations, warnings or closures, upcoming major park events and other important or relevant information. To request that your email be added to the distribution list, please email

Marta Rode on the success of PJ Day

The Jasper Freeride Freestyle Ski Team posted top results in a number of competitions at the Castle Mountain Provincial Freestyle Event, Feb. 22. In the M4 (boys’ 13-and-under) age group, Jasper’s skiers swept the podium, with Jonah Jenkins taking first, Tyson Bashforth taking second, and Ezra Jenkins taking third. In the same category, Alex Krushell finished 13th and Pierce Decore finished in 15th place. Again in the M3 (boys’ 14–15) age group, the team had two skiers grace the podium: Julian Kapronczai with second and Cameron Brown with third. On the girls’ side, the team had a fourth place finish from Olivia Krushell in the F3 (girls’ 14–15) age group and another fourth place finish from Alison Brown in the F4 (girls’ 13-and-under) age group. Six of the team’s athletes—Kapronczai, Cameron Brown, Bashforth, Ezra Jenkins and Alison Brown— will be in Ontario and Quebec this month facing off against the best Canadian athletes in their age groups in the National Freestyle Moguls Events.

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Poetry at the SnowDome

Local wordsmiths, as well as those who have a love for the spoken word, are invited to pop into the SnowDome Coffee Bar, March 12, for Open Mic Poetry Night. The evening, organized by the Jasper Municipal Library and Habitat for the Arts, is a lead up to Poetry Month, which is annually celebrated in April. The winning poet will receive an honorarium and the opportunity to read their piece in front of council, as well as have it published in the Fitzhugh. “This is a great opportunity for our poets and word artists,” said Marianne Garrah of the Habitat. Poets hoping to compete must first register at the library.

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Not long ago, you would have been more likely to meet Mathieu Belliveau 10,000 metres above the Earth than patrolling the streets of Jasper in an RCMP cruiser. The newest member of the Jasper RCMP detachment once flew planes for Air Canada, but traded in his wings for a gun and badge, arriving in Jasper in early February fresh out of Depot training. In an interview, Feb. 27, he explained that while aspects of being a pilot were glamorous and exciting, his memories of the job are mostly of being exhausted. “My last career kept me away from society quite a bit,” he explained. “It kept me from being involved in society—it was a lot more just about myself. So this career here, knowing what it is, I was able to get more involved in society. “Now I can play sports, and probably coach sports; I have time and part of the time is helping society out. It’s nice to be able to give back.” Part of his decision to change careers stemmed from the fact

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that he comes from a family of RCMP officers. While thinking about that fact, he mused that he wasn’t the first of his family to join the force, and “probably won’t be the last.” The Moncton native said he was excited to learn he would be starting his career as an officer in Jasper, which is a great place to fulfill his full potential as a police officer. “I see myself as there to work with society and help out in any way I can. Be it enforcing laws or just helping out in any other situation. Especially in small towns like this, we are a big resource.”

trevor nichols The evening of wordplay begins at 7 p.m., and everyone is welcome, whether they’re there to listen or read. And for those who have material coming out the ying-yang, the library is hosting another opportunity for Jasperites to share their work. To further its celebration of Poetry Month, it is hosting the annual Patron’s Choice Poetry Contest, beginning March 31. Jasperites are invited to submit up to three poems between March 31 and April 12. Those poems will then be on display at the library from April 14 to 26. During that time, patrons of the library will be invited to read the submitted works and pick their favourite. The winner of the contest will be announced on April 28 and will be awarded $50 from the Friends of the Library. They will also be encouraged to read their winning entry during the May 1st Open Mic Poetry Night, again located at the SnowDome Coffee Bar.

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For the 39th year, the community is invited to share in a home-cooked meal and some entertainment in support of the Jasper Junior/Senior High School bands. The turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings and dessert, is March 13 from 5–8 p.m. in the Jasper Activity Centre. Providing the entertainment will be the senior band, who will perform throughout the evening. The funds raised from ticket sales will go toward equipment, instruments and trips for the junior and senior bands. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and can be purchased from band students, Buffalo Betty’s Gifts and Tekkara Color Lab.

Tunes for Canadian soldiers After 12 years in the country, Canada’s mission in Afghanistan comes to an end March 12. To mark the occasion and to show Canada’s soldiers and their families that they have not been forgotten, a fundraiser for Edmonton’s Valour Place—a hospice for the families of wounded soldiers, who are recovering at the University of Alberta hospital—has been organized by Jasper’s Rob Gray. Gray is a classical and jazz guitarist. At the Horseshoe Club March 11, he will be performing old jazz tunes from the Second World War, as well as a few modern tunes and some Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin. Gray said the event will be by donation. “Pay what you feel our soldiers are worth,” he said. Music will start at 8 p.m.

Railway tales The Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives is hosting a book launch for Tied to the Rails: Jasper’s Railway Connection, a new book written by Jasper local Bob Covey. The event, which will include book signings and tales of Jasper’s railway history, will take place March 11 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Jasper Legion. The event is free, but donations to the museum are welcome.

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s the days stretch longer this March, the bears of the Canadian Rockies will begin their slow emergence from winter dens in search of the first green shoots of spring. As April turns to May, they will begin using scent to locate mates—their sense of smell guiding them through vast home ranges that stretch hundreds of kilometres. Finding a mate is hard enough, but in Banff National Park, bear habitat is bisected by the Trans Canada Highway, a stretch of pavement that has historically been viewed as a barrier to wildlife movement since its completion in 1962. To address this concern and to prevent collisions between cars and animals, two wildlife overpasses and 23 underpasses were built in the 1980s and the 1990s. Several more have been built since.

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Although both grizzlies and black bears have been observed using these crossing structures, biologists have questioned whether or not the crossings facilitate enough mating opportunities to preserve good genetic exchange across the highway. The answer to that question came last week in a study led by Dr. Michael Sawaya, a NSERC Visiting Fellow with Parks Canada. His research shows the first evidence that the crossings promote gene f low between bear populations on both sides of the highway. Adequate gene f low is important in preventing inbreeding, which can result in genetic abnormalities, reduced fertility, and less resistance to diseases. Based on a genetic analysis of bear hair, Sawaya found that black bears in the study appear to have unencumbered genetic exchange, meaning their gene structure is similar to a population of bears whose habitat has not been fragmented. “They cross the Trans Canada Highway very frequently,” he said, adding that this is likely because black bears are “less wary, and more tolerant of humans and human infrastructure.” Grizzly bears, on the other hand, appear to have a reduced genetic exchange.

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“Grizzly bears tend to exhibit what’s called behavioural avoidance of the road,” said Sawaya, explaining that noise and manmade structures can deter them. They are more wary, and have been slower to adopt the crossings as safe routes, although their acceptance of them is increasing over time. Still, he said even this reduced exchange in grizzly bears allows adequate gene f low to prevent genetic isolation. “One of the most powerful parts of this study is that we showed even when bear species behave differently, we’re still seeing more than adequate genetic interchange across the highway,” he said. Sawaya has seen first hand how important the crossings can be for bear species. On one memorable day of fieldwork, he ran into five different

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grizzly bears while setting up a hair trap in a buffalo berry patch. “It really indicated to me how important little bits of habitat can be.” Sawaya said grizzly bears may eventually catch up to black bears in terms of genetic connectivity. “It takes time to build up the genetic differentiation between populations, and it takes time to see the dissolution of it.” He noted that the crossings haven’t completely connected populations of grizzlies north and south of the highway, but suggested that if sampled again in five to 10 years, results could show the differentiation is gone. “What we’re seeing now is the restoration of gene f low.”

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As per tradition, Jasper’s youngsters enjoyed two days of winter fun last week, during the annual Carnaval d’ hiver at Centennial Park. The celebration, mirrored after the famous Carnaval de Québec in Quebec City, had students from Jasper Elementary School and École Desrochers rolling around in the snow with laughter, as they jumped in potato sacks, competed in the tug o’ war and slid down the sledding hill on crazy carpets. The two-day event is an annual collaboration between the two schools. “The goal of the carnaval is to celebrate the winter season, to make new friends and to have lots of fun,” said Janice Branch, coordonnatrice scolaire communautaire at École Desrochers.

Parks Canada

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Public Hearing

Audience publique

Committee of Adjustments (Planning and Development Advisory Committee)

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

3:30 pm, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Grand Trunk Pacific Boardroom, Jasper Heritage Railway Station 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper Meeting Agenda:

Le jeudi 20 mars 2014 à 15 h 30 Salle de réunion Grand Trunk Pacific, gare ferroviaire patrimoniale de Jasper 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper Ordre du jour :



Help us make connections to build a better Alberta!

Block 29, Lot 4 – 807 Tonquin Street – The proponent has applied to relocate a door that exceeds the maximum number of permitted entrances.

Îlot 29, lot 4 – 807, rue Tonquin – Le promoteur a présenté une demande pour déplacer une entrée qui excède le nombre permis.



• Are you passionate and knowledgeable about your community?

Block 35, Lot 39 – 27 Aspen Crescent – The proponent has applied to operate one room of private home accommodation, which is a discretionary use.


Block 38, Lot 4 – 1119 Cabin Creek Drive – The proponent has applied to vary the maximum number of permitted bedrooms.

Îlot 35, lot 39 – 27 Aspen Crescent – Le promoteur a présenté une demande pour une activité discrétionnaire, à savoir l’exploitation d’un gîte touristique d’une chambre.


Îlot 38, lot 4 – 1119 Cabin Creek Drive – Le promoteur a présenté une demande de dérogation relative au nombre de chambres à coucher permises.

• Do you know how to build relationships and collaborate to get results? • Do you want to help drive social change? Human Services wants to recruit connected, community-minded Albertans to the new regional Family and Community Engagement Councils. The Councils will: • Listen to communities, identify social issues and work together on solutions • Offer Human Services advice, make recommendations and report on social-based outcomes • Be made up of Albertans from all areas of interest and capabilities 14031DE1 • Include Aboriginal co-chairs to reflect the social and cultural perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Apply to become a Family and Community Engagement Council member at humanservices. or call 780-422-5679 for more information. Closing date is March 17, 2014

Parties affected by these applications are invited to make written or oral presentations to the committee. Oral presentations at the meeting are limited to 5 minutes and are by appointment only. Written presentations to a maximum of 500 words may be submitted to the Development Office. To make an appointment or submit a written presentation, contact the Parks Canada Development Office at 780-852-6223 no later than 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Development Permits and the Planning & Development Advisory Committee Notices will be posted in the lobby of the Jasper Heritage Railway Station - Parks Canada administration building, 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, and also announced on the following web-site: plan/plan6.aspx

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Les parties concernées par cette demande sont invitées à présenter leurs commentaires de vive voix ou par écrit au comité. Les exposés ne doivent pas durer plus de cinq minutes, et les présentateurs doivent prendre rendez-vous. Les mémoires, qui doivent contenir un maximum de 500 mots, peuvent être déposés au Bureau d’aménagement. Pour prendre rendez-vous ou pour soumettre un mémoire, appelez le Bureau d’aménagement de Parcs Canada au 780-852-6223, au plus tard le mercredi 19 mars 2014 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 à l’accueil du Centre administratif de Parcs Canada, à la gare ferroviaire patrimoniale de Jasper, située au 607 Connaught Drive, à Jasper. Ils sont également publiés dans le site Web suivant : plan/plan6.aspx

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Dr. B.C. Nolt

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from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an appointment call: 1-800-661-6794 Jasper Seton Hospital • Main Floor, Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of PAUL COXE VALIULIS who died on October 30, 2007 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by April 13, 2014 and provide details of your claim. With at

John S. Cumming Beaumont Church LLP, Barristers & Solicitors #300, 2912 Memorial Drive SE Calgary, AB, T2A 6R1 Phone: 403-264-0000 Fax: 403-264-0478 Email:

If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Municipality of Jasper

Funding opportunity JasPER sPORTs aND CULTURE FOUNDaTION

Foundation awards are available to individuals who intend to pursue excellence in the development of sports and/or culture in Jasper. To be eligible, applicants shall: • Be a resident of Jasper; • Make application on an individual basis, per activity; • Indicate the amount of funds being requested, and the intended use of the funds; • Submit a budget indicating proposed funding and expenses; • Be aware that priority shall be given to youth applications in sports and culture, and coaching development for youth activities; and • Attach a copy of verification of the applicant’s acceptance into an appropriate program related to the intent of the Foundation. Applicants may only receive a grant from the Foundation once. If you wish to learn more about the Foundation, please contact the Culture and Recreation Aministrative Assistant at 780-852-6514 or visit the Municipality’s website under TOWN HALL > Funding Opportunities. Grants will be paid from interest earned in the current year on the principal amount of the Foundation.

Deadline for application is 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 31st, 2014 Applications should be forwarded to: Jasper Sports and Culture Foundation c/o Angella Franklin Municipality of Jasper Box 520, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0


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The power of style Skiing at a ski resort means a variety of things to scores of people; one thing we are all guaranteed is to spend much of the day on chair lifts. Sitting on chairlifts gives skiers ample time to look around at the view and notice how other skiers are handling the conditions. Have you ever been on the chairlift and something catches the corner of your eye? A force, an entity on the slopes that you can’t take your eyes off of or that consumes and mesmerizes your imagination? There is something about the energy, the feeling: I’m talking about a great skier! I’ve always loved and appreciated the various styles and techniques that entertain the “piste” at Marmot Basin. This is a chance for the skier to do his own thing; it’s the skiers personal space, a chance to write his own story, to take charge, dawdle, style it up or wipeout. That run belongs to the skier and no one can take it away! I was on the chairlift one dreary day in February; the chairlift banter was in a comfortable, back and forth, abusing each other kind of roar. I interrupted Jasper local, Brian Sutherland—who was elaborately, expressively commenting about his perfect edge bevel—to ask a question that had been sliding back and forth between my ears. “Brian, in your opinion, what’s the difference between style and technique?” He didn’t even miss a beat, and blurted out with expected, B.S. wisdom: “technique is the blank canvas in which a person can use their own style to create a masterpiece.” Perfect! Ski style has been synonymous with skiing since the predawn dark ages of an amazing sport. As a past competitive skier, I only understood, copied and learned the technique of how to go down the mountain fast. I learned the various techniques to better ski moguls, powder, crud and whatever else the mountain threw at me. But I always admired the gifted skiers who could, with no apparent effort, slide, weave, dominate and hang in the air above the snow, seemingly not even making contact. One of my favourite ski style decades has got to be the 1960s. Stein Erickson, a Norwegian with multiple Olympic medals from the 1950s, popularized the “Wedeln,” or reverse shoulder rotation technique, which became an obsession with ski enthusiasts all over the world. Once Erickson immigrated to the United States, he became the director of many ski schools, which under his instruction revolutionized skiing all through the 1960s. Wedeln swept across the continent on gusts of winds mightier than those that blow the snow off Marmot Peak. George Andrew, a local “style skier,” had many role models— or style masters—at Marmot Basin and Whistlers Mountain in the way of Jack Pugh, Dean Tweedle, Doug Olsen and Lloyd Crawford. In typical teenage infatuation, Andrew and his friends swooned and tried to emulate the older skiers; the cool ones. They had a swagger of poised, slick confidence bolstered with French-made wool sweaters with enviable stripes down the side and stretch pants tucked into Henke leather boots. Their style epitomized everything that was sort of sexy about the 1960s style of skiing. This technique gave full artistic license to anyone with

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athletic prowess. Silhouetted against the late afternoon sun, a skier could, with not much effort, dance and glide their way into the style and technique history books. As Andrew, who revelled and is still revelling in this technique, described it: “our skis were 205–210 cm [long] with segmented metal edges and leather boots wrapped in a long thong, which was a long piece of leather strap which was wrapped around and around the boot for added stability—an incredible hazard, a helicopter blade if one fell. “We were upright, relaxed, with feet and skis squeezed together for maximum quickness and maneuverability. Our turns were accentuated by thrusting the heels in one direction while the shoulders actually turned in the opposite direction as a counterforce of the heel thrust.” Wedeln might seem absurd by today’s standards, but its elegant, effortless style turned heads, became all the rage and changed philosophies. As such, it deserves its rightful place on the podium of ski technique and style. Good skiers have technique; maybe they’re even too mechanical, too thought out, too predictable. But great skiers have an indomitable style; an expression, a personnel illustration of the individual, the snow conditions and the mountain. And, yes, Sutherland and Andrew, ski technique can meet style. Even from faraway, your individual style shines on the mountain. I also know from having skied many generations, it’s awfully hard to shake the beaten-in technique that you learned as a kid. “The A-frame” was my decade and it sneaks into my skiing style at every opportunity, despite my best efforts. Skiing, no matter what decade or whatever equipment you’re on, should be an effortless dance move of your choice; using skis or a pole to brush the snow, a caress to connect, unseen pressure guiding skis. Stylish, gifted skiers aren’t in the snow, getting dragged or bogged down in mediocrity, but are using snow and terrain as an expression, an aid, a resistance for something finer. Skiing leases a blank mountain canvas; loft, levitation and grace coiling, curling into an accepting braid, permeated with snow crystals, centrifugal forces and a sigh of heaven. We have the liberty to choose, to draw our own powerful, bold lines, to articulate and create fluid magic. And in the whole scheme of life, in the singular, flash of lovin’ skiing; if the old A-frame decides to pay me a visit, what does it really matter?

Loni klettl special to the fitzhugh Loni Klettl is a born and raised Jasperite, whose father Toni Klettl was one of the last park wardens to raise his family in the backcountry. Loni, an alpine skier who competed in the 1980 Winter Olympics, has been skiing Marmot Basin since her childhood and has been sharing her memories of the 50-year-old ski hill on her Facebook page. Printed here is one of those stories. The Fitzhugh is compiling stories of Marmot Basin’s past in celebration of the ski hill’s 50th anniversary. If you have a story to share or a photo of the old days, send it to Nicole Veerman at


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riday, Feb. 28, was a mighty chilly day, but, luckily for many Jasperites, they didn’t even have to change out of their pyjamas and brave the cold morning air before heading to work. Instead, they rolled right out of bed and went about their business sporting their coziest and warmest sleepwear. The PJ clad community shared a pancake breakfast at the Old Fire Hall, ran through the streets, practised yoga and danced to live music all in support of the annual PJ Day to raise funds and awareness for autoimmune diseases. PJ Day is the brainchild of Jasper’s Marta Rode, who four years ago was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune disease that affects one in 40,000 people. A year after her diagnosis, Rode started her “mission to change the world” by creating the annual event to raise awareness and funds to help find a common thread between the approximately 150 known

autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune disease is a disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack the very organs it is meant to protect. Under the autoimmune disease umbrella is arthritis, hyper and hypothyroidism, lupus, multiple sclerosis and type one diabetes, to name a few. In an effort to find the thread that ties all of these diseases together, Rode, Sue Cesco, Hana Dankov-bye, Mayor Richard Ireland and Steph SophocleousLewis have created the Find the Common Thread Foundation—for which the paperwork came in just last month. Despite the cold temperatures last week, Rode said at the end of the day she was ecstatic. “Considering it was -1,000 C, it went great,” she said. “I was teary a lot that day. I’m just so touched by everybody and their support. The people who came out blew me away. “I’m so proud to be a part of Jasper.” To check out more highlights from the day, search the hashtag #weonePJday or visit the Find the Common Thread Facebook page. You can find more photos on the Fitzhugh’s Facebook page.

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Around the world March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day. The day of activism was the brainchild of Clara Zetkin, the leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party of Germany. She tabled the idea in 1910 at the International Conference for Working Women in Copenhagen, and it was unanimously supported by the more than 100 women in attendance from 17 countries. The first year, 1911, International Women’s Day took place in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In following years, the day spread around the world and now it is an official holiday in 27 countries, including Afghanistan, Cuba, Mongolia, Russia, Vietnam and Zambia. Jasper is a community full of strong, hardworking and inspiring women and March 8 is a day to recognize them. So in celebration of International Women’s Day, the Fitzhugh asked a few of those women to share their advice with young girls. Printed here is what they had to say.


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What advice do you wish someone

gave you as a young woman? Heather Young-Leslie

Grace Kohn

Anthropologist, health and social development specialist, adventurer, mother and bibliophile

Teacher, mother, daughter, songwriter, producer, singer and student of the universe

It’s OK to be a bookworm. Learn to play a portable musical instrument. Save two dollars daily, forever. Don’t be shy about a bad accent—just speak that second language as much as you can. Travel further. Judge yourself by the friendships you make, and the people you help.

I wish someone encouraged me to really love myself, sincerely, not in a conceited way, but rather to be able to look at myself in the mirror, as a daily practise, and say “I love you, I honour you, I believe in you and I trust you.” If you truly come to love yourself, you will be full from the inside and you will not need anything exterior to fill you. If you truly love yourself you will be an incredible force on this planet. You will do great things and you will experience great love with many. In the end, you will live a very blessed life full of bliss and magic.

Vonna Arsenault

Melissa Woodcock

Wife, mother of two daughters, retired teacher and municipal councillor

Artist and teacher

Advice I would have appreciated earlier in my life would have been not to judge people, or anything for that matter. I was very fortunate to have excellent role models, those being my mother, my husband, some of my favourite teachers and other people I interfaced with on my walk of life. It was my daughters who taught me not to judge. They still do so, repetitively and emphatically, and that gives me great hope for the future.

A few years ago I realized that at some point I’ll be 72 years old and that that is going to be my year to shine! By then, I’ll have all the answers. So it makes sense that if I have a choice to make, or am feeling lost, I should consult my 72-year-old self. I imagine sipping tea or being out for a hike at 72 and describing: “back when I was 31 and went back to art school” or “when I was 20 and broke up with so-and-so, so I could visit Japan.” See, my 72-year-old self already knows what decision I want to make and she is always right. So, when you’re stuck, think about what story your older self would want to tell.

Shelley Koebel

Libby Weir

Parent, spouse, daughter, sister, friend, business owner, volunteer

Professional artist, teacher and humanitarian

I am always intrigued by advice Q&As, as I grew up in a family that does not provide frequent advice. Rather we listen, provide encouragement and cheer each other on. As the mom of a young daughter, I find that advice is fine, however providing and seeking opportunities to experience life and explore interests is key. So in a nutshell: be adventurous, keep learning, develop rewarding friendships and be brave!

In a world where racial discrimination, bullying and gender inequality still exist, stand up and demand equality—you can be anyone and do anything you want in life! A good friend did tell me: shoot for the moon and, at the least, you’ll fall into the stars!

Noriko Stevens

Ann Thomas

Spiritual Jasper resident and explorer, champion of the underdog, zealot for nature, and loyal friend

Partner, mother, businesswoman and volunteer

You are unique, powerful and beautiful: we are all talented in a different way. Some talent may strongly shine through and some may not be so obvious. You were born unique and valuable. You are more powerful than you might think. You are beautiful just as you are.

I wish someone would have told me that you don’t have to choose just one path and that if you steer from the chosen path you are still on your journey. Also, when you feel life is taking control of you, then you have to change your life with sacrifice and a leap of faith. When you change your life’s direction once then it becomes easier to do it again as you have the reassurance of knowing that you can trust yourself to find a way to a better life.

Jennifer Melanson

Kathleen Waxer

HR director at Fairmont JPL, wife to Tim and mom to Jake and Tess

Wife, mother, director of Community and Family Services, community volunteer

I’m so much more confident in myself, my choices and my abilities in my 40s then I was in my 20s. I wish I had been told that the person you are, the values you hold and the talents you have won’t change that much—they only get better—and that you should feel and enjoy that confidence in yourself even before you have life experience under your belt.

“Leap and the net will appear” is a saying on a poster pinned to my wall. It reminds me daily to continuously push through the challenges that life and projects present, and to not stall out at the border. Oh, and, use the good dishes daily.

Karly Savoy Snow and sun seeker

While goals are important, the pathway to your goals is what you spend much of your life doing, so fill that time with adventure and whatever makes you happy. When faced with choices, think to yourself, “what will I remember? Will I remember studying for yet another test, or that road trip to Montreal? Will I remember how I saved a bunch of money or my travels in South America?” Choices are easy when you think of the memories you will have.

Do you have advice that you wish you received when you were young? Why not share it with us on our Facebook page? We’d love to read it.

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There are very few times you can see students skateboarding down the halls of the Jasper Junior/Senior High School, or leaping from the stage in the gymnasium onto a giant crash mat in their pyjamas. Feb. 28, however, all that—and more—went down in the school. Friday evening students roamed and sometimes skated through the halls of the building, where they spent the

entire night doing anything to keep from thinking about food. They were participating in a fast-athon fundraiser, organized by the school’s peer support group. Beginning Friday at noon, just after a huge pot-luck lunch, the students fasted for 24 hours. To make the event more than just a day of going hungry, the organizers decided to keep everyone together in the school, and planned a host of activities to keep them entertained—everything from movies, to board games to presentations on the charities they supported. Those charities were the Jasper Ladies Hospital Auxiliary’s ultrasound fund, and the Global Enrichment Foundation’s school lunch program in Somalia. In total, 20 students participated in the event, collecting more than $1,000 in pledges, which will be split between the two causes. In an interview before the fast-a-thon began, Elena Kellis said she was inspired to take part in the fundraiser after learning the story of Amanda Lindhout, the Global Enrichment Foundation’s founder. Lindhout was held captive in Somalia for more than a year, and when she finally escaped she started the foundation to help people like those who held her captive. “Within a year she had this foundation running. She showed such compassion

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A fast thousand for charity

Participants of the Jasper Junior/Senior High School fast-a-thon find time to chill out Feb. 28, eight hours into their 24-hour fast for charity. and I think it’s good that we’re supporting that, that we’re bringing attention to it,” she said. Along with raising a nice chunk of change for two charities, the event gave students a rare opportunity: to have some pressure-free fun in the building where many of them have received most of their formal education. Teacher Paulette Blanchette-Dube explained that, with the old school set to be demolished in the wake of the completion of the new building, the

all-nighter will likely be one of the last chances many of the students have to spend some quality time enjoying the space. As she spoke, a student whizzed by on his longboard, cackling with delight.

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Museum roof to be finished this spring I

t’s been a year since the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives began raising money to f ix its ailing roof, and if all goes as planned, the building will rock a shiny new dome before the end of May this year. John Ogilv y is an engineer, and has been volunteering his time to help with the roof replacement project since it began. In an interview March 3 the former museum board member said that the contractor the board hired for the replacement plans to start work in late April, and should be f inished within a few days. Because two new air conditioning units were replaced ahead of the roof construction, Ogilv y said the process should be relatively painless. “We’ve basically got the roof cleaned off,” he said, adding that when the snow is gone a little extra cleanup will be completed ahead of the job. Last September the museum met its fundraising goal when it received a Community Facilities Grant from the provincial government for $39,000. That


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money added to funds they had already raised through a variety of events, such as a penny drive and community donations. In total, well over $100,000 was raised, surpassing the museum’s fundraising goal. Ogilv y said that while the roof is the f irst priority, he hopes the extra money can be used to shore up some of the other problems the building faces. Like the roof, Ogilv y said there are a few potential leaks in the building’s basement that he would like to see patched up. He also hopes some of the unused doors can be torn out and replaced with properly constructed and insulated walls. Those projects, he stressed, depend on how the roof project goes, and will depend on what kind of bankroll the museum is left with. “We’ll take it as we get money, and see how far we can make it go,” he said.

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KITCHEN MANAGER Pocahontas Cabins

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Cleaning and sanitizing guest rooms and hotel public areas Vacuuming, Dusting, Sweeping, Mopping and scrubbing of a variety of surfaces Making beds – standing, lifting, kneeling, bending – physically demanding Must be able to perform repetitive duties in a timed work environment Criminal Record Check Required


TEACHER ASSISTANT II French Immersion Program Applications are invited for the position of Teacher Assistant II – Special Education at Jasper Elementary School in the French Immersion Program. A copy of competition number S1392 outlining the qualifications is available on the GYPSD website under “TA, Clerical, Maintenance, etc”. This competition will remain open until March 12, 2014. Grande Yellowhead Public School Division appreciates all interest in this position, however, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.



AGENT To begin immediately.

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Full-time Front Desk Agent ($13.00-$13.50/hour) For the hotel, days, weekends and holidays. Maintain an inventory of vacancies, reservations & room assignments. Register arriving guests and assign rooms. Answer enquiries regarding hotel services. Arrange services required for guests with special needs, secure guest’s valuables, process wake-up calls, Investigate and resolve complaints and claims. Completion of High School, Will train, has a good communication skills, Basic knowledge in computer and other office equipment, work under pressure and a good team player. *Benefit package available and accomodations if required. Full-time Line Cook ($13-$15.50/hour) For hotel restaurant, days, weekends and holidays. Prepare & cook complete meals or individual dishes, supervise kitchen helpers, plan menu, order supplies, Oversee kitchen operations, Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment, May set up and oversee buffets, May clean kitchen and work area, may plan menus, determine size of food portions, estimate food requirements and costs, and monitor and order supplies. Has 2 years experience working as line cook & must have safety food handling certificate. *Benefit package available and accomodations if required. Full-time Food & Beverage Server ($10-10.50/hour) For hotel restaurant, days, weekends and holidays. Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations and answer questions regarding food and beverage, Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff, Serve food and beverages, general plate service, Recommend wines that complement patron’s meals, Present bill to patrons and accept payments in cash, credit or debit cards, Clear and clean tables, trays, chairs, replenish condiments and other supplies at tables and serving areas. No formal education. Will train, must be customer service oriented and legal age to mix and serve alcoholic beverages, computer use, work under pressure. *Benefit package available and accomodations if required.

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Wash, peel and cut vegetables and fruit; Clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment; Receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas; Remove kitchen garbage and trash; Handle and store cleaning products; Sweep and mop floors. No education or experience necessary. Terms: Full Time - $11.50/hr


Food and beverage servers perform some or all of the following duties: Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations and answer questions regarding food and beverages; Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff; Recommend wines that complement patrons’ meals; Serve food and beverages; Prepare and serve specialty foods at patrons’ tables; Present bill to patrons and accept payment; Perform sensory evaluation of wines. No education or experience necessary. Terms: Part Time and Full Time - $9.95/ hr Earls Restaurant Jasper, 2nd Floor, 600 Patricia St Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0 • Ph: 780 852-2393 Fax: 780 852-3868 • email: or

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HEAD SUSHI CHEF: Full time $3400/month.Must have at least 5 years experience in Japanese and sushi cuisine. Certificate from culinary institution in Japanese cuisine. Must speak and read in Japanese. Accommodation available. Duties include: Managing and training staff, preparing Japanese cuisine, and creating new menu items. KITCHEN COOK: Full time, $13.75/hour + tips. 35 hours guaranteed. Need at least 2 1/2 years experience in Japanese cuisine. Must speak and read in Japanese. Accommodation available. Duties include: Preparing and cooking Japanese cuisine, cleaning kitchen. AM 780-852-8222 • PM 780-852-2282 410 CONNAUGHT DR. • SAYURI11@TELUS.NET

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• Knowledge of jewellery not necessary, we will train. • Some retail experience advantageous. Please bring resume and come see Andree at 610 Patricia Street, Jasper.

Seasonal Position From May to October 2014 These are full time seasonal positions and bonus is available to candidates that stay entire season. Staff Accommodation rates available for our ambassadors.

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FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR (NOC: 6212) FT, $13.50/hr, 35+hours/week. Supervise, train, staff in job duties and delegate shift tasks, open&close the restaurant, assist in ordering, handle concerns, prepare food, cleaning, establish work schedule. FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVER (NOC: 6454) FT, $9.95/hr, 35+hours/week. Serve food and beverages,describe menu, take orders, present bills and accept payment, balance cash and record sales, clear and clean/ set tables, computer use, must be of legal to mix and serve alcoholic beverages,customer oriented. KITCHEN HELPER (NOC: 6641) FT, $13/hr, 35+hours/week. Wash, peel and cut veg. and fruit, clean and sanitize kitchen, receive, unpack and store supplies, sweep and mop floors,operate dishwashers to wash dishes, scour pots and pans, operate pot-washing machines, remove kitchen garbage and trash.


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Rocky Mountaineer operates an award-winning, two-day, all daylight rail journey, which travels between the coastal city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary, AB. Headquartered in Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer is the largest privately owned passenger rail company in North America. Recently named Employer of the Year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, our Jasper team is currently hiring for the following positions: Station Services Representative: Seasonal, Part-time, $15/hr The Station Services Representatives are responsible for the accurate and safe loading/unloading and sorting of guests’ luggage at the station and/or hotels, general cleaning and maintenance duties of the station. Destination Host: Seasonal, Part-time, $15/hr The Destination Hosts are RM’s front line of service at destinations and are responsible for providing excellence in guest satisfaction by providing direct service to guests during arrivals and departures, and handling dayof-travel guest requests.

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Good used sea containers for sale. McBride area $3,650.00, Valemount $3,500 Delivered. We accept Visa/MC 250-314- 9522 Mar 6

2 Bdrm house on acreage in Tête Jaune for rent, furnished or unfurnished. $750/month. Available immediately. Phone: 250-566-9811 Mar 6 House with a view on 2 acres for rent in Tête Jaune. $900.00 per month plus utilities. 1 1/2 baths, 3 bedrooms, rec. room; electric and wood heat. Phone: 250-566-8443 Mar 6 APTS. For rent - 1 Bdrm partially furnished at $425 monthly and a 3 Bdrm unfurnished at $650 monthly – includes utilities. Located on Main Street in McBride. Call 250-5697060 Mar 13

FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR Permanent FT shiftwork (2 Positions) $13.20/hour, 36+ hrs/wk. 2 to 3 years exp. or related College Diploma. Duties: Review & adjust daily sales projections. Prescreen applications. Open & close the restaurant. Supervise, train, delegate shift tasks. Ensure quality standards. Assist in ordering. Record stock used. Responsible for shift cash, till & order accuracy. Serve customers, handle concerns, prepare food, cleaning.

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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Commercial store /office space for rent at 411 Main St. McBride starting Feb 1, 2014. Please call Nathan at 250-569-7852 for details. Mar 6 FOOD / LIVESTOCK Pasture Fed Organic Lamb for Sale. $4.00 per pound by the carcass. Contact: 250-968-4347 Apr 3 ATTENTION TRAPPERS Trappers: Meeting Sunday March 9 – 10:00 A.M. in Dunster. In Chuck McNaughton’s Shop. Contact: Claude 250-968-4459 Mar

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Howard & McBride Funeral Homes “Proudly Serving the Community since 1921”

Sandra Birks 780-852-3890 Funeral Arrangements in the Comfort of your home Burial - Cremation - Shipment Out of Province Emergency 24-Hours: 780-422-1141

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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 1-855-299-8899

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 Winter Prenatal Classes: Feb, 4 , 11, 18, 25 and Mar 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Call Jasper Community Health to register 780-852-4759.

Museum Coffee Hour Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, 400 Bonhomme Street. November 5 to March 25. Join us each Tuesday morning at 10:30 for an hour of historical interest. Everyone welcome.

COMMUNITY SERVICES Community Outreach Services Free, confidential, non-judgmental support and referral. Make an appointment or drop in. The coffee is always on. M – F, 9:00am to 4:30pm. 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. Healthy Living Exercise Program Alberta Healthy Living Education Programs Alberta Health Services is offering FREE classes in Jasper for adults on the following: • Weight Management • Diabetes Management • High Blood Pressure • High Cholesterol This free group program includes an introduction to the condition and nutrition advice with a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietician. Call the registration line at 1-877-349-5711 for more information or to register. Badminton Nights Interested in playing badminton? Come to the Jasper High School gym, every Wednesday, at 8:00 PM. Drop in fee is $2 ASK (Advocates for Special Kids) Meetings first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Outreach office.

Jasper Food Bank Help is available from the Jasper Food Bank Thurs nights. Drop in at St. Mary and St. George Anglican Church at the corner of Miette and Geikie St. Families 6pm and individuals 6:30pm. Call 780-852-8800 for more info. Town Council Meetings Meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm in the meeting room on the second floor of the EMS building. Royal Canadian Legion 401 Geikie St. Open Tues. to Sat. at 4 p.m. Children welcome until 8pm.Chasing the Queen at 5:30 PM Saturdays. Free shuffle board available. 780-852-3740. Habitat for the Arts 500 Robson Street. Open Tues - Sat, 12 to 5 pm. 780-984-5252 or 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. Jasper Municipal Library Toddler & Preschool Story Time Mondays 10:30am. For more info 780-852-3652 or

Jasper Adult Learning Centre Skills for Success Program Do you want to find a better job? Change careers? Learn new skills? Our new program offers basic training in reading, writing, math, computer use and other essential workplace skills. Drop by 631 Patricia St. or call 780-852-4418 ext 1 for more information and to see if you qualify. 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: For 24 hour assistance call 1-800-772-AIDS. For local assistant, call 780-852-5274. Volunteers welcome. Al-Anon Al-Anon Family Group help friends and families of alcoholics - meetings Friday at 7pm at the hospital in the Cavell room. For more info please call 780-852-4518 or 780-852-4578. Just Dance Night The last Thursday of the month, beginning Feb. 27, in the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives basement from 7–9 p.m. For more information contact Grace at 780931-6146.

Pap Test Clinics Pap Test Clinics available with female Registered Nurse. February 13, March 21 and May 2. Please call 780.852.4759 for an appointment. 12 Step Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous - meetings Monday and Saturday at 8pm. Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursdays at 8pm. All meetings are held at the hospital in the Cavell room. For more information or to talk to someone regarding alcohol, drugs or gambling problems please call 780-852-2909. L’ACFA régionale de Jasper Follow the activities organized by the ACFA (Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta) on our web and Facebook pages. Come meet francophones of Jasper! Suivez les activités organisées par l’ACFA (Association canadiennefrançaise 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 ACFAJasper

Community Band Rehersals Band rehersals 6-7pm on Thursdays in the Jasper High School music room.

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

You have probably been pushing hard these days; now for some downtime. For you this could include quality time with friends. At deeper levels, a fresh start in your most intimate relationships is likely and ideal. A romantic getaway would be timely. Open communications and discussions about the future will match your mood to vent your visions.


aurus (Apr 20 – May 21) The time has come to be that much more deliberate in your actions. By slowing down you can actually do things better or make improvements where needed. Yet, be aware of tendencies to be too critical of yourself and others. Take deeper breaths and acknowledge yourself for achievements to date. As well, enjoy more quality time with friends for a while.


emini (May 21 – Jun 21 It is time to do the next meaningful thing with or in your life and to get recognized and rewarded for it. The scope and scale of how much recognition and reward depends on you, your stage in life, your circumstance, destiny, attitude and the choices make. The other big question though is: what is it? Ask with deep sincerity and you will receive.


ancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) A search for deeper meaning continues. While we each need our own answers it is natural to turn to ‘higher authorities’. As is life, there are ever many levels and sectors where these sources operate. They can be literal and material and/or archetypal and spiritual. Whichever one(s) you are dealing with, assert your position that your involvement must feel meaningful.


eo (Jul 22 – Aug 23) Some cycles are deeper than others and some more intense as well, like the one you are experiencing now. It can perhaps best be described as a healing journey. These are seldom the fun kind. However, they do have value and purpose. A main challenge is to interpret them for what they truly are. For best results, communicate with someone who can really listen.


irgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Cultivating new and healthier relationships is an important focus now. Some of these are linked to your own lifestyle habits. Is there anything you would like or feel you need to change? Sometimes the best leverage is soberly considering the cost of perpetuating the old patterns. Summon the courage to see your blind spots; get vertical and get going.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

Creating a healthier rhythm and flow continues. The time has come to negotiate a new deal. This includes entering new territory, literally and/or figuratively. Yet, the first real move has to occur in your own mind. Choices and decisions must be made. You cannot please all the people. So, ‘to thine own self be true’ and remember, healthy is a cornerstone of happy.


corpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) You are in a creative leadership cycle. Yet, before you can advance you may have to clear, heal and resolve matters from the past. Sometimes the best first step is to create a space at home or at work that is inspiring and empowering. Clean your office and move furniture perhaps to re-set and refresh. Whatever you do or how, clear the clutter.


agittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) There’s no place like home and home is where your heart is, literally. Yet, you may be wondering who you are let alone where you live. This can be quite disconcerting. You may feel like you are in the nexus, in limbo, somewhere between here and there. Well, that makes sense looking at your charts. Remember, life is a journey and you are en route.


apricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) You are in the mood to cover a lot of ground. Hopefully circumstances are harmonizing with your flow and determination. With all the planets currently in retrograde, there may be more twists and turns than usual. Rather than impatiently force and control, contemplate, communicate, correspond and brainstorm with other key power players.


quarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) Deciphering what constitutes your highest priorities is a main focus now. These will likely be linked to experiencing harmonious and fulfilling relationships. You are gearing-up for things to shift in this regard. You want to feel freer and more fulfilled. Consider that part of the deal is linked to shifting your perspectives and consequently your approach.


isces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Taking pioneering leads will feel right now. Yet, things may not be so straightforward anymore and may not be again soon. At worst, it is difficult to relax or feel at peace. This is an opportune time to clarify and aspire to realize your highest ideals. Emotional self-control is linked to your breath and to expressing gratitude for all the good in your life, now.


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Playoffs: round two Last Saturday, the Midget Bearcats played host to Whitecourt for the first game of the playoffs. The arena was back in action with fresh paint, clean plexi glass and keen hockey players ready to put skates to the ice. When the ice dust had settled and three periods were over, Jasper had won the game by nine points, just one point shy of being able to stay home, watch the men’s gold medal game and go back to bed. The Bearcats had to make a trip to Whitecourt on the Sunday to win another game to reach the second round. The boys did just that in spectacular fashion with a 7–0 final. Round two started Sunday, March 2 against Athabasca. The last time these two teams played it was January; the Bearcats won 8–0. It looked like it might be another easy ride to the final round. At 19:38 Athabasca struck first. With Chase Thompson caught covering the left post, the visitors slid it by on the open side. It took the Bearcats 10 minutes and a lot of shots and speed before Tristan Nissen brought the puck up from the blue line and slid it across the ice to find Bryn Malcolm, who let it fly over the goalie’s pad and into the back of the net. At that moment, a great sigh of relief was exhaled by local fans: it was a tie game. But, perhaps that was a sigh too soon released, because less than two minutes later, the northern visitors were again up by one. Athabasca had

Soccer returns

Pelé called it the beautiful game. It is the sport played by more people world-wide than any other, and it is the most popular participation sport in Canada. Its World Championship is being played this year in Brazil and it is expected that half the planet will be watching. And if your kids aren’t playing it yet, they are missing out. Soccer is returning to Jasper again this May for five to 18 year olds and it is time again to sign up. Jasper Minor Sports, the 100 per cent volunteer organization that coordinates fun for Jasper’s youth, is looking for players and coaches to make this year’s soccer season the best ever. There is room at every age group, and there will be a lot of new things to get excited about this year. As usual the kids will be divided by age this

come to make a game of it, and the home team had to rethink its previous assumption. The Bearcats came out blazing for the second period. With swift feet, sure hands and the ability to leap past tall players, Jack Hilworth with his trusty wing men Malcolm and Nissen found the soft spot and sizzled the puck past the goal line; not once but twice. Then, with a player from Athabasca visiting our time keepers, Alex Chorneyko, J.J. Keogan and Marley Pollock deked and dodged past the defence to score on the power play. The Bearcats junior line didn’t want to be left out of the picture either so, after Bentley Fawcett and Ty Bielec fought their way out of the neutral zone, Eric Paukstat made his teammates’ passes count. All this hard work might lead you to believe that Athabasca had thrown in the white towel. But, the visitors were working just as hard and racked up three goals of their own. With Chorneyko able to find space to skate in alone, the period ended with Jasper up by one goal: 6–5. When you’re playing two games, total points, for the privilege of moving to the next round, every point counts in a big way. All the Bearcats had to do was keep skating hard, find the sweet spot on the stick and stay out of the penalty box. The players from Athabasca were probably saying the same thing season. In the U6 group—children born in the years 2008 and 2009—the youngsters will get a gentle introduction to controlling a ball with their feet through ball familiarization, games and fun. Parents will lead these groups. You don’t need a strong background in playing soccer, just a lot of enthusiasm. And new this year, the children of group leaders in the U6 and U8—born in 2006 or 2007—age groups will receive free registration. In the young age groups, girls and boys will play together, but when they enter U10—born in 2004 and 2005—the girls and boys will get their own coaches. It is also in this age group that the children start to visit the Edson Soccer Tournament on Father’s Day at the end of the season. From the U12 group onwards, players will be able to play in league games, usually with our next-door neighbours Edson and Hinton. They will also compete in tournaments as far away as the Camrose Night Classic. This is a fun tournament where most of the games are played in the night under the big lights. It is very popular with the older players and Jasper boys and girls

to themselves as well. On to the third period; the play slowed down a bit as both teams were feeling the effects of the previous periods’ speed and a few punishing blows from both sides. Jordan Overaker hadn’t scored but his slap shot was putting a few bruises on the shins of the visitor’s defensive lines. Noah Bielec showed his speed when it came to racing Athabasca forwards for the loose pucks in the corners. It even resulted in another goal to help extend the lead. Thompson found his equilibrium and made key saves to help toward a win. The team had keyed in on the fact that the goalie from Athabasca gave up a lot of rebounds. This knowledge allowed Pollock to scoop up a rebound and, with the scramble in front of the net, slide it past the goal line. With the end in sight, Nissen scored another goal off a pass from Hilworth. But Athabasca would not let the home team rest on its laurels. With a Bearcat in the penalty box and two minutes left in the game, Athabasca found a way to narrow the score to three goals. But that’s as close as they’d come. Next Friday, March 7, the Bearcats will be visiting Athabasca for the second game of this series. With only a three-goal cushion, the Bearcats will have to step up the defence and offence to keep the Athabasca team at bay. Mayerthorpe, the winner of their series against Slave Lake, is waiting to take on the winner for the championship trophy.

tamar couture special to the fitzhugh have a good success record in this tourney. New this year is also the newly created webpage for Jasper Minor Sports: www. Parents, as well as team players, can go here to look up everything they need to know about their soccer season: from “how to register my child?” to “ is my soccer practice canceled today?” to practice plans and travel schedules, everything can be found on this site. Check it out and participate in our Soccer World Cup Challenge. With soccer players from every corner of the globe living and working in Jasper, we have some amazing talent right here on our doorstep. Some have already stepped forward to work with the kids, and Jasper Minor Sports is looking for some more experienced, innovative and passionate soccer players to come out and coach at all age levels. Soccer has caught the hearts of children, youth and adults all over the world. Come and participate in the beautiful game here at home.

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Bears resume playoff run The Jasper Atom Bears travelled to Fox Creek last Sunday to take on the Bulldogs in the first game of the home-and-away series in this second round of the playoffs. Fox Creek finished first in the regular season, so while this game was going to be a big challenge for our hometown Bears, the Bulldogs would be looking for a 10-goal spread that would exempt them from game two. All season long, the Bears have been challenged in the first period, often digging themselves a deep hole out of which they would have to climb in frames two and three. This game was no exception. Despite heroic saves and a sharp glove hand from Jasper netminder, Kelan Polard, Jasper fell behind 4–0 by the time the first period buzzer had sounded.

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Bears forward Dylan Dekker rang one off the post, and Connor Wright was pulling up trees at defence, but beyond this, Jasper looked the part of a team that had just disembarked from a four-hour bus trip. The Bears picked it up somewhat in the second, but despite mounting pressure could not get by the Fox Creek defenders. At the other end of the ice, Fox Creek put in three more off the strength of some very fast, tough play from their team’s captain. After two, the score was 7–0 for the Bulldogs, and it was looking very much like Fox Creek was going to push on for that 10-goal victory. But in the third, Jasper finally found its feet, if not its hands. The defence led by Dana Angebrandt and Justin McIsaac kept the puck from the front of the net and Polard only let in one more on

a spin-o-rama play that found the low corner. With five minutes to play in the game, a defensive error by the Bulldogs gave Sebastian Golla a clear breakaway from centre ice and he made no mistake, beating the goaltender high stick side. Jasper was finally on the board, but this would be the only marker for the Bears, who were on their heels for most of the 60 minutes. Perhaps it is good news for both teams that game two will happen. Our fans will get to see their Bears for one more game, and the Fox Creek families get a weekend in a mountain resort. Jasper will host the Bulldogs this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. See you at the rink.

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Saturday, March 8 Jasper Legion ACFA Sugar Shack 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. for dinner and a show, $15 8:30 for just the show, $5

‘ Cultural language brokers ’

Jason Kodie will tell you himself he has no illusions of grandeur. He’s been in the game for a long time, bopping around the fringes of Canada’s music scene, carving out a musical niche for himself in some of the dustiest corners of the industry. Sometimes that means writing and performing musical narratives in Hungarian; other times it’s pedaling the grounds of a street performers’ festival hammering out tunes on a homemade piano bike. Kodie is probably best known as one of the founding members of the five-piece, world beat sonic bonanza, Le Fuzz. He formed the band with multi-linguist Frank Bessai in the early 2000s. The pair brought along Thom Golub, Dwayne Hrynkiw and Chris Smith, and have been rocking eclectic gigs across the country since the band’s inception. Eclectic would be the easiest way to describe Le Fuzz, but to truly capture what they do requires a journey into the deepest recesses of the English language; multitudinous might be a good place to start. Writing and performing in seven different languages, the band borrows from Sanskrit to Swahili to Russian for its lyrics. And while to some that may seem disingenuous, Kodie says that every song they write comes from a personal place. He explains, for example, how Bessai encounters immigrants from across the world through his work. As he becomes friends with them, they tell him stories or he has experiences with them that inspire new songs. “We dip into those catalogues,” Kodie says. “The thing about the band is that every tune

that we’re singing in another language, there’s an authentic link to it. It’s not like we picked up a Putumayo record and went ‘aw, this is a nice song’—there’s a personal connection to it. “It’s one of those things where we’re still foolish enough to be doing this, but there’s a love and there’s an honesty about the tunes that we are doing.” In that way, Kodie jokes, the band’s members are almost like “cultural language brokers.” And while playing cultural festivals in Spanish or French isn’t necessarily a straight path to fame and glory, Kodie says it certainly keeps his music and outlook fresh. “I enjoy the diversity. It’s tough to make a living for sure—but you can have really interesting weeks, where you’re playing 10 gigs and they’re all completely different. “But then the problem is re-creating that the following week or the following month—that’s the challenge,” he jokes. Le Fuzz will attempt to keep it diverse when the band rolls into Jasper March 8 to rock the house during the Jasper chapter of L’association canadienne-française de l’Alberta’s Sugar Shack. The band will actually play two shows: a stripped down set during the traditional Francophone dinner for guests of the event, and a bigger gig which is open to everyone later on in the evening. And, of course, since it’s a Francophone gig, the group will perform and present mostly in French. But don’t be surprised if some Hungarian or Portuguese sneaks it’s way in. After all, Le Fuzz does rock quite a multitudinous catalogue.

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