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Jasper’s Etienne Cardinal escaped a grizzly bear attack with minor injuries, May 24. To read about his encounter near Cottonwood Slough, see page 2. D. Leopold photo


Jasper man survives grizzly attack

he whole encounter lasted less than 30 seconds. It started with a powerful roar—just like the ones you hear in the movies. Then, before he knew it, Etienne Cardinal was knocked off his bike and preparing for a vicious attack. But the attack didn’t come. There was only a single blow to his back—one that left claw marks from his shoulder to his hip—and then inexplicably the bear ran off. It wasn’t until he got a face full of bear spray that Cardinal realized what had happened: when the startled grizzly bear came down on him, pushing him to the ground, it bit into the can attached to his hydration pack, releasing a cloud of pure capsaicin into its mouth. “The can is torn. It’s crushed and torn,” said Cardinal two days after the event. “He bit it. I ducked on my knees, protecting myself, waiting for more to come and nothing came. Then I looked behind and the bear was running up the hill.” Cardinal, a former grizzly bear researcher with the Foothills Research Institute in Hinton, was mountain biking on a wild land trail above Cottonwood Slough, when he encountered the grizzly bear, May 24. He was just finishing up his ride, having gone out after work to get some fresh air and exercise. It was around 9 p.m. and his mind was on what to make for dinner. “I was taking it easy all evening—because I was by myself, I didn’t want to fall and get injured, and I was tired. “I came down a little technical stretch, and then a little single track stretch—I don’t think I was riding very fast. I didn’t see it coming at all. I heard it first.” From the sound of that first roar, Cardinal, a resource management officer for Parks Canada, immediately started yelling “whoa, whoa!” And then it was only a matter of seconds before the bear took him down. The details are a bit foggy, but Cardinal said he can remember standing next to his bike—although he’s not sure if he was swatted from it or if he jumped off. At that moment he knew it was a bear, but he was so startled that he wasn’t able to process the events as quickly as they were happening. “Then all of a sudden I had a clear picture—I had a big round face looking at me,

and I was still screaming and kind of backing up and then it he just stood up and came down on me, mouth wide open.” In that split second, Cardinal turned his back and crouched down to protect himself. The next thing he knew, the bear was gone, and he was overcome by a cloud of bear spray—leaving him blind and choking.

Then, in an effort to call for help, he turned his pack around to search for his cellphone, and as he did, the contents of the bear spray poured all over his chest and arms. “I was blind for almost 20 minutes and it was burning all over my body. It burned like hell,” he recalled. But, even through the pain, he managed to get to his phone and call for help. “Usually I would call 911 to get dispatch, but the last person I texted was one of the duty officers that night, so I hit the button and he answered it.” And with that, and some impressive directions, the first responders were on their way. As he waited, Cardinal—who has Level C Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid training—started checking his body for injuries. “Bear spray is kind of orange, so my white shirt was covered in orange stuff and I didn’t know if it was mixed with blood. “And I was burning, so I couldn’t feel if there was a wound. I couldn’t see and I couldn’t tell if it’s blood or not, so I was touching all of my major arteries to see if I’d been injured, but I still couldn’t tell.” So, when the EMTs arrived, they treated him as if he was and got him to the hospital as quickly as possible. Once there, Cardinal got in the shower and stayed there, with freezing cold water rushing over his burning skin, for an hour and a half. The nurses could hardly even come in the room because of the fumes in the air, and, on a number of occassions, Cardinal had to run from the shower, out into the fresh air, just to catch his breath. “Then they figured out that one of the options is using milk—that apparently neutralizes the pepper. So I was rinsing, alternating using the milk and dish soap.

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The milk will kind of neutralize it and refresh your skin and the soap washes the oil base spray away.” Two days after the event, Cardinal said he was starting to feel the pain in his back, and he was exhausted from the attention he’s received. He said, although he appreciates the support from the community, he’s ready to get back to his quiet life, living in the boonies near Mount Edith Cavell, and playing on the trails in his downtime. “Lots of people run into bears on the trails and nothing happens. It was just bad timing,” he said of his encounter. “’I’ll try and get out on a bike ride as soon as I can, as soon as I’m ready for that. I have to get my bike tuned up—I think the bear might have stepped on my front wheel, it’s kind of crooked now. “And I’ll buy a new helmet because it’s covered in bear spray. So, I’ll get set up again and try and get out.” Bear attacks are extremely rare in the park, with the last one taking place in 2006 and before that in the 1980s. “Every year we get two or three bluff charges from bears that are reported to us, but actual contact encounters like this one are extremely rare,” said Resource Conservation Manager John Wilmshurst, noting that the park’s bears have just woken up in the last few weeks. “They’re hungry and maybe a little bit grumpy.” To protect the grizzly bear, as well as trail users, Parks has implemented a temporary trail closure for trails 6, 6a, 6b and 6c, and it is encouraging all trail users to be bear aware—travel in groups, carry bear spray and a cellphone, tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back, make noise on the

Be bear aware

Safety tips in bear country:

• Make noise: Clap, sing and talk loudly when you’re out in the bush—bear bells are not enough. • Watch for signs of bear activity: Keep your eyes out for tracks and fresh droppings. If you find either one, hit the road. • Keep dogs on a leash: Dogs can cause defensive behaviour in bears, it’s best to keep them close or leave them at home. • Walk in groups: There’s power in numbers. Groups of three or more are less likely to have a serious bear encounter. • Respect trail closures: Closures are in place to protect people and wildlife, so if your chosen trail is closed, choose a different one—Jasper has plenty! • Carry bear spray: Keep your bear spray where it’s easily accessible—on your belt or in your backpack’s water bottle holder—and know how to use it before heading out into bear country.

If you encounter a bear:

• Remain calm: Make slow movements and don’t take your eyes off it. • Have a chat: Talk to the bear in a steady, firm voice. • Stretch out: Use sticks or clothing to make yourself appear as big as possible. • Make your exit: If the bear isn’t aware of your presence or it’s non-defensive, slowly back away without turning your back on the animal. Never run!

trails, and pay attention to warnings and closures. “We put up closures for the safety of hikers and for wildlife, it’s really important in the Jasper area,” said Wilmshurst. For information on trail closures and warnings, visit Parks Canada’s website at www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index. aspx and click “Closures and Warnings in Jasper” on the lefthand side.

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If all goes as planned, the Old Fire Hall will be transformed into a interpretive centre by the end of June, bringing music, theatre, workshops and programs to Patricia Street all summer long. The Planning and Development Advisory Committee heard a proposal from Parks Canada’s Brian Catto, May 22, and now has until the end of the month to present Supt. Greg Fenton with a recommendation as to whether or not he should approve the interpretive centre as a discretionary use. Fenton will then have 15 working days to make his decision. Currently the fire hall, which is a heritage building and attended the PDAC meeting May 22 to raise her concerns was recently transferred back into Parks’ control, is zoned about noise. institutional. Permitted uses for buildings in the institutional She said, although she’s supportive of Parks’ district include community recreation, public education, programming—especially for kids—she is concerned about public libraries, cultural exhibits and public parks. disturbances in the evening. Catto said Parks wants to bring its interpretive programs “That neighbourhood is extremely compromised already, into town from June 28 through to the end of August, in order with a lot of noise in the summertime especially. to attract and entertain visitors who “I’m very happy to see [the building] don’t normally make the trek out to being used, but my concern is the hours This year we hope to of operation. I’d just like to state for the Whistlers Campground, where the experiment with a number of record, if there is noise, if there’s fires programming takes place throughout the summer. different types of programs— outside, if there’s anything that could be “The application is just for the one different lengths, different styles, of a disturbance past a reasonable time— year for now,” said Catto. “We’re going 10 o’clock at night—I’d like to raise my different mediums—just trying concerns on that.” to suss things out this year. to see what will work and what “We’re going to have a number of Catto then assured Simpson that scheduled programs throughout the won’t work in the Old Fire Hall. the plan for this summer is to have day, including the explorer program for programming end at 9 p.m. kids, the street theatre and then there’s “My scheduling realities right now Gloria Keyes-Brady going to be an 8 o’clock presentation.” will have us closing that place down at 9 on the proposed interpretive centre. The idea is to have programming o’clock this summer, because I don’t have begin at 12 noon and carry on to about 9 p.m. each night. the staff to extend it later in the evening, plus by that time “Some of the key messages we want to get to our visitors the crowd demographics change on the street out front there are around human and wildlife safety, especially along the and I’m not overly interested in dealing with the party scene.” roadsides—safe wildlife viewing,” explained Interpretation If approved by PDAC and the superintendent, Coordinator Gloria Keyes-Brady in an interview, Monday. the interpretive centre will result in a reduction in “So we’ll have the step ups that we use for point duty, where the programming offered at Whistlers Campground we have the horns and antlers and hides of animals [in the fire because there won’t be enough interpretive staff to do full hall]; that generates conversation and opens up the opportunity programming in both places, said Keyes-Brady. for visitors to get a better understanding of the park wildlife.” “Some of the rationale behind that is that we’ve been Other programs would include Aboriginal drumming and trying to invite the general public and the townspeople to dancing, street theatre, puppet shows, dress-up and crafts, like Whistlers Campground for the programs and it just doesn’t drum making and Aboriginal bead work. happen,” she said. “So this year we hope to experiment with “The programs we’re going to do in the evening are the a number of different types of programs—different lengths, same ones that we would have done out at the campground,” different styles, different mediums—just trying to see what said Catto, noting that it could be anything from a PowerPoint will work and what won’t work in the Old Fire Hall. presentation to a sing-a-long around a campfire outside the “We’re pretty excited about it.” bay doors. Those programs will begin at 8 p.m. each evening. Margo Simpson, a resident of the neighbourhood, nicole veerman editor@fitzhugh.ca

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editorial

H ist ory at a gl a nce

A zombie confinement area, a greenhouse, a roller paintball arena, a Japanese garden, an outdoor skating rink, a makeshift Spirit Island or a 4,000 km pit to the centre of the Earth. Those are just a few of the possible uses for the soon-to-be vacant land beneath the existing high school. Although there are plenty more, those are the ideas that students from Jasper Junior/Senior High School came up with when tasked with envisioning the land’s future use. (You can read the proposals for a Japanese garden and greenhouse on page 9 of this week’s paper, and in the June 5 issue you can read about the roller paintball arena and zombie containment area.) The reason for the assignment is the impending demolition of the 61-year-old school, and the reclamation of the land, which will leave a blank slate—a grassed, graded and irrigated plot, waiting for a brilliant new idea. While reading through the students’ assignments this week, two things were clear: the options are endless, and Jasper’s students are more than a wee bit jaded. The cynicism in their words was hard to miss. For instance, in Kiana Boisvert’s assignment, she wrote about constructing a building that the community of Jasper would despise—with no consideration for the number of people who petition against it. “I would make sure the use of the structure would be downright unnecessary in every way,” she wrote. “Overall, I will block out the requests of the community and leave you all voiceless because that’s what I’m best at.” She then concluded by saying, “this sounds sick, right? Yes, well, it’s happened before and it can happen again.” With sour memories still lingering in their minds from the public consultations for the Glacier Skywalk, Maligne Tours proposal and the new joint school facility, there’s little question why Jasperites—young and old—are cynical. We hope the municipality will recognize that cynicism and work to squelch it with a meaningful public consultation. That will be the key to success. The community’s ideas need to be heard and considered. Now, of course, Ana Olsen’s idea of digging to the centre of the Earth isn’t necessarily one we’re keen to explore, but her proposal is still worth a moment of thought. For all we know, the community might need a pit for “getting away with murder, getting rid of garbage in an ecofriendly way, proving hell doesn’t exist, watching children cry as their toys are thrown down to burn, getting rid of road kill or absolutely anything else that burns at a whopping 5,430 C.” Such a pit might be just the thing for Jasper. The municipality hasn’t decided what will become of the land—which it received in a land swap with Grande Yellowhead Public School Division, nor has it decided when and how to approach a public consultation. We hope a decision is made sooner rather than later, so the community has time to provide meaningful input.

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A group of ladies including Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Louth by a parade float infront of the old government barns. [ca 1945]

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national park news may 29

Stories, tips & regulations with Park Warden Joe Storms

Why fire boxes?

In early April, we were on patrol, checking out a number of popular haunts outside the townsite, when I came across the unmistakable smell of smoke. Immediately, I thought to myself, “someone is having a campfire. Hmmm, this is not a location where fires are permitted; there are definitely no fire boxes here.” When I started looking around, I couldn’t see anybody, but the smell of smoke was getting stronger. I rounded the corner to a location that I’ve become quite familiar with and sure enough, I saw smoke coming from an illegal fire pit on the ground. I headed back to my truck, pulled out my shovel and returned to the site. There was definitely no one around as I attempted to snuff the embers. It was then that I realized that this fire had entrenched itself and was burning under the surface of the forest f loor. This fire was planning on sticking around for the long haul. And it’s only April! By my estimates, with the activity around the area, this fire had been smouldering for a couple days. Did I mention it was April? Here are some details to consider: • The location of this site is only 400 meters from town. • This fire had been smouldering underground for a couple days in April. What if it were August? • What would happen if we had significant winds to fan the fire to life? Illegal fires in Jasper National Park put residents, visitors, firefighters and facilities at unnecessary risk. Approximately 50 per cent of wildfires in Jasper National Park are started by people. The causes of these human starts are most commonly illegal campfires. The fires started by people are most likely to be located in or near highly populated areas. The cost of putting even small fires out is often over $12,000, due to the need for helicopter use, and can be up to $50,000 per day. The residents of Canada pay for the response. A fire built on the ground can burn down into organic material below the forest f loor and keep burning after you think it’s out. Always use the provided park fire pits. It helps keep our community safe, and it’s the law.

It’s fishing season

Fishing in national parks is quite special and the activity dates back to the parks’ origins. The first step to fishing in this beautiful, protected place, is to get a National Park Fishing Permit. These permits are valid in all national parks (your provincial permit is not transferrable). Visitors and residents can purchase a one-day permit for $9.80, but the avid local fisherman will want to pick up the annual permit, valid from April 1 to March 31, for $34.30. Permits are not transferrable, but children under the age of 16 can fish together with an adult under one permit. Take note, though, that catch totals fall under that single permit. The necessity of a permit for fishing helps ensure that this outdoor experience remains available for all those who want to cast their rod. You wouldn’t want to get caught without one. Potential consequences for fishing without a valid fishing permit could include seizure of the prized fishing rod that your great uncle gave you for your eighth birthday, prohibition from having a permit for one year, and a trip to the courthouse. All national park offences are automatic court appearances where, if convicted, the judge imposes a fine, and fines can range between $1 and $25,000 for a first offence. National park offences can also be treated as minor or major offences, meaning a first offence can net upwards of $100,000. Knowing where you are is critical to being in compliance with the law, as different areas have different seasons, some with special conditions, and some that remain closed to fishing. Check out local fishing regulations for this and other useful information on this outdoor experience. When in doubt, go find out. The information centre is a good place to start, and of course the local tackle shop can also guide you. Also, park wardens are here to assist you. We are not just looking for bad guys. For the Jasper National Park Fishing Regulations, go to: www.pc.gc.ca/jasper, visitor information, and then click on Brochures. Alternatively, pick up your copy at one of the park information centres. These regulations help keep our aquatic life and their habitat healthy. Help protect your park and park users by contacting the Warden Service to report a violation or situation you feel is not quite right. The 24-hour contact number is 780-852-6155, or toll free at 1-877-852-3100. Email them at jasper.warden@pc.gc.ca.

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Rebates will mean greener Jasper As Canadians celebrate Environment Week, the Environmental Stewardship Committee is aiming to make Jasper a little bit greener. The committee, which oversees the Environmental Stewardship Fund—a joint program funded by Parks Canada and the Municipality of Jasper and governed by an advisory committee of Jasper residents and representatives from Parks and the municipality—wants to improve awareness about energy conservation and climate change. It plans to do that by offering money to Jasperites who buy energy efficient appliances for their homes. The Jasper Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is a three-year program that aims to get more energy efficient appliances into people’s homes. It will do this by offering rebates to homeowners who purchase Energy Star appliances in the next three years. Starting June 1, Jasperites are eligible for a $500 rebate when they install an Energy Star furnace in their homes, $200 if they install an Energy Star Fridge, $100 for an Energy Star clothes washer, $50 for a programmable thermostat and $25 for LED lighting. Environmental Stewardship Coordinator Janet Cooper said the program will run for three years, including this year’s slightly late start. She’s budgeted $25,000 a year for the program, and hopes that Jasperites take advantage of the $875 in rebates each household is eligible for.

“It’s a great thing to do in a municipality. As everyone else is working on really big picture stuff, and trying to transform clean energy sources and technology, they say the best thing you can do right now is reduce your consumption,” she said. Cooper said that is why the rebate program is so great for the town: people will take advantage of it because of the money, but as they find out about the different rebates that are offered for different products it will reinforce the importance of conserving energy in their homes, and get them thinking more about how to do that. “For someone in Jasper, the most effective thing we can do is really try to promote behaviour change in how they consume energy. So a rebate program will give them just a little push to think about ‘oh, well maybe my ancient fridge is sucking up twice as much energy as it should, and maybe it’s time to make that investment and switch over.’ And if a lot of people did that it can really impact our consumption,” she said. “I’m really hoping that it really gets it in people’s minds, and raises awareness.” Cooper said that with the Environmental Stewardship Program entering into a new five-year contract it’s hard to say what the future of the rebate program will be. However, she hopes Jasperites will take advantage of the program while it’s here, and make the town just a little bit greener.

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Laura Park on her trip to Charlottetown, PEI for the National Arm Wrestling Championships

In Brief

Three charges dropped, case delayed

Ryan McQuaid, who appeared in court May 22 facing 11 charges stemming from graffiti he allegedly painted across Jasper, has once again had his case pushed back. The prosecuting lawyer, who gave the court no specific reason for the request, requested a delay, and also dropped several charges against McQuaid related to graffiti found on Canadian National railway cars. McQuaid will return to court on Aug. 1 in Jasper, where he will face the remaining eight charges.

MP acclaimed as Conservative candidate

In the next general election, Rob Merrifield will again represent the Conservative Party in the Yellowhead riding. Merrifield has been the riding’s member of parliament for the past 14 years, having first been elected to office in 2000. He is currently the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, as well as a member of the Board of Internal Economy and a Congressional Liaison in Washington. “It is an honour to be acclaimed as the Conservative candidate for the new riding of Yellowhead,” stated Merrifield in a press release. “I hope the voters of Yellowhead will see fit to have me continue as their Member of Parliament after the next election.” The boundaries of the Yellowhead riding recently changed, and no longer include Whitecourt.

Noon-hour stretch sesh Yoga in the Park returns this Wednesday. The lunchtime yoga sessions began last summer and will pick up again June 4 on the Visitor Information Centre lawn. The weekly, hour-long classes are free, beginning at 12:15 p.m. There are a limited number of yoga mats, so participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Book club planning The Jasper Municipal Library is starting a book club for people under 30 and is inviting anyone interested in participating to attend a meeting to help plan the club. The planning session will take place May 29 at the SnowDome Coffee Bar, beginning at 7 p.m. If you’re under 30 and you like books and good discussions, you’re encouraged to attend and share your ideas.

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Local cyclists have set their sights on the creation of a bike park, and they’re looking to the municipality for assistance in making that dream come true. The Jasper Park Cycling Association (JPCA) is proposing a skills park be built on the west end of town— on Connaught Drive across from the Mount Robson Inn—to provide a playground for cyclists of all ages. “Overall our whole vision is to provide a high quality public recreational facility that enhances the green space while maintaining the natural feel,” Matt Staneland of the JPCA said, during the May 20 council meeting. To make that vision a reality, the association hopes the municipality will assume the park’s ownership and liability, while the association takes care of its maintenance. “This is what Hinton established at their bike park,” explained Staneland, noting that the Town of Hinton has annual operating and capital budgets for its park. When putting together its proposal, the JPCA considered a few locations for a park, including behind Bearhill Lodge, but ultimately it identified the land between the CN right-of-way and the 900 block of Connaught Drive as the optimal spot for a park. That location is ideal, said Staneland, because it’s close to town, it’s adjacent to the Discovery Trail, there’s sufficient space, as well as street parking, and there’s good drainage. Currently that land falls under two zoning designations: natural open space and R3b—residential reserve. Although it’s the association’s desired location, Mayor Richard Ireland raised concerns about it, noting that the land hasn’t yet been released into the municipality’s control. “It’s within the town boundary, but we don’t have a lease for it,” he explained, “so we would have to negotiate that with Parks Canada and pay a release fee. And, because it’s residential reserve, there is always a possibility we’ll need it for that.” So, no matter what, a bike park in that location would have to be approved on a temporary basis, to ensure that land is accessible if there is a need, or a proposal, to build housing there.

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Bike park proposal gets wheels turning

The Jasper Park Cycling Association is proposing a skills park for Jasper, so that pedal pushers of all ages can hone their skills at home, rather than travelling to the park in Hinton.

“It might be better to invest in a cycle skills park where there will not be housing,” said Ireland. “It’s a significant investment and I would rather see it done once, not twice.” That investment includes between $5,000 and $12,000 to design the park and an additional $40,000 to $250,000 to build it. To fund the project, the association is looking at applying for grants, as well as seeking out corporate sponsorships and donations from the community. Although there are challenges with the location and the details haven’t yet been hammered out, members of council expressed support for the park during the May 27 committee-of-the-whole meeting. “I think independent of all of these little details, we should throw our support behind this,” said Coun. Gilbert Wall. “There are problems with all three of the pieces of land that they have presented, but that’s not saying that we shouldn’t go ahead with some kind of support to see this happen.” A motion will appear on the June 3 council agenda to support—in principle—the JPCA’s proposal. If approved, that support won’t tie the municipality to any spending or liability. Rather, it’ll be a sign of goodwill and an agreement to work with the association toward a mountain bike skills park in Jasper.

nicole veerman editor@fitzhugh.ca

New duds for U14 boys

The Jasper Stingers U14 soccer team pose in their brand-new jerseys May 21 at Centennial Park. The 19 jerseys came courtesy of a donation from the Jasper Park Masonic Lodge #143.

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aura Park returned to Jasper with a medal around her neck last week, after finishing third in the National Arm Wrestling Championships earlier this month. Competing in the heavyweight division, Park put both arms to the test and came out on top with her dominant: the right. “I thought, ‘I came all this way, I might as well compete with both,’” she said following the May 18 competition in Charlottetown, PEI. “I got my butt kicked with my left. I beat two women and then it was just downhill from there.” It wasn’t smooth sailing for her right arm, either. In her first match, she lost to Lori Pow, who Park described as “the woman to beat in Canada right now.”

And with that loss, she was immediately placed on the B side, which means she had to win her way back up. “I took the long way,” she said with a laugh. It took 13 matches in six hours for her to take the bronze medal. “It was boom, boom, boom, go, go, go all day long.” Then came the best part of her trip—a moment she never could have anticipated or imagined. While waiting for the medal ceremony, the announcer started talking about his own mentor in the sport: Park’s dad, Murray. Murray Park, who passed away 14 years ago, was a huge advocate for arm wrestling, pushing to have it recognized as a professional sport and working hard to get it out of the bars. It was because of him that his daughter picked up arm wrestling and that she now advocates for it as well. So when her dad’s name was mentioned, Park’s emotions got the better of her. “I started crying in the crowd,” she recalled with a smile. “So I went up to thank Butcher, [the announcer]. I tapped him on the shoulder, and was like ‘Hi.’ And he was like, ‘Hello.’ And I was like, ‘I’m Murray Park’s daughter and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the speech,’ and then he started crying and I wasn’t expecting that at all and I started crying.

“After 14 years, I was so honoured to hear my dad’s name still being talked about. It was awesome. That definitely made the trip.” Park—who’s lived in Jasper since 2009 and works for SunDog Tours—captured her spot in the national competition earlier this year after winning all of her 13 matches in the provincial championships in Red Deer. Following that win, she spent her time training in hopes of capturing the national heavyweight championship, so she could compete at the 36th annual World Arm Wrestling Championships in Lithuania. With her third place finish, she isn’t eligible to compete in the worlds unless Pow, who finished in second place with her right arm and first with her left, choses not to compete with her right.

And, according to Park, that was a choice that Pow was happy to make. “She came up to me after ... and she said to me that she wants me to go, so A: she’s not competing as many times and B: for experience. But, I said to her, ‘I would love to go, but realistically, I have a two-year-old son, so that’s a lot.’” So instead of making the trip to Lithuania, Park, who was sponsored by Paul Hardy at SunDog Tours, as well as the Athabasca Hotel and a few of her coworkers, is now setting her sights on next year’s nationals in Vancouver, as well as the next competition in Edmonton: Mayhem in the Mall. It was there last winter that she reentered the sport, and she hasn’t looked back since.

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More than 100 people packed into the Jasper Legion May 24, to watch as musicians from Jasper and beyond battled it out for a chance to perform at this year’s Jasper Folk Music Festival. The Battle Royale was hosted by the festival committee, and featured seven acts competing for two spots in this year’s festival. Five of them duked it out in the single/duo category, while two groups went head-to-head in the band category. The competition was stiff, and the judges—a crew of past folk fest performers including Emma Acorn, Randal Riddell, members of Some Irish Pirates, as well as the Legion’s own Sean McGrath—had a tough task picking just two winners from the slew of top-notch acts. The band category came at the end of the night, and featured two acts going head-to-head for the judges’ approval. After two energetic sets, it was local bluegrass five-piece 100 Miles Across that edged out its competition, getting the crowd on its feet with a solid set of tunes, punctuated by Monika Schaefer’s lively fiddle, a steady bass line and some slamming slide guitar. The remaining five acts played off in the solo/duo category, and it was troubadour Doug MacNearney and his soulful banjo tunes that won out over a strong and diverse pack of challengers. Along with a ton of great music, the Battle Royale also had a silent auction, featuring ski passes, gift baskets and a swath of unique liquor selections. Money raised from the auction, and the $5 cover charge for the night, went back into the committee’s coffers. MacNearney and 100 Miles Across are two of the final additions to this year’s lineup, which committee member Simon Chisotti said is very strong. After reviving the event last year, Chisotti said this year the committee is expecting to double its ticket sales. He and other organizers have completely redesigned the layout of the festival grounds, tightened up the floor plan and re-positioned the stages, and have brought in some new surprises that he is sure festival-goers will enjoy. The Jasper Folk Music Festival will run from Sept. 12–14 this year, in Jasper’s Centennial Park. Check back soon for details on the full lineup.

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Looking to

the future

The close of the 2014 school year marks the end of an era in Jasper. Not only does 2014 mark the 100-year anniversary of schools in town, it’s also the last year that a graduating class will walk the halls of Jasper Junior/Senior High School or École Desrochers. In September, students from both schools will begin their year in the brand new joint school facility; the old high school will be torn down and a new use—quite possibly a transitional workers accommodation—will be found for the space in the Jasper Legion. With such momentous changes afoot, the Fitzhugh joined

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forces with JJSHS teacher Bryan Hofbauer and his students in an attempt to envision the future. Earlier this month, students from Grades 11 and 12 were asked to imagine, in the midst of all of this upheaval, what might become of the land beneath the old school, if it were up to them. Printed here are columns written by two students from JJHS’s graduating class. Check back next week to see responses from a few of the Grade 11 students.

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The soft raking of sand into serene swirls in the summer; the subtle scent of tea leaves hanging in the warm air; a quiet place to think and breathe and be utterly Zen; interminable peace enveloping a small piece of our town; a microcosm of Japanese tranquility right in the heart of Jasper. To answer the question of where this sanctuary might exist, look no further than the current Jasper Junior/Senior High School lands. As you might already be aware, a new high school is being built on what was previously the dog park on Bonhomme Street. Come this September, students from both the high school and École Desrochers will be attending classes in the joint facility. The existing school will subsequently be demolished and the land remediated, leaving us a green space. And what better to do with this area than leave it green? By putting in a Japanese rock garden and tea shrubs, the environment isn’t greatly impacted—but it does put a fresh, cultural twist on the scenery. Seats or benches could be placed around the grounds to create a welcoming atmosphere for people to relax and enjoy a nice day. Students who want a place to do homework outdoors, undisturbed can do so. Those in the community with green thumbs could try their hand at growing tea, or people could pick some leaves to make a cup for themselves. Raking the sand of the garden is also considered a great stress reliever that anyone would be able to do, and would be an aid to meditation in finding the true meaning of life. In terms of tourism, Jasper has quite a diverse demographic. As someone who works selling tours, I see tourists from all over the world—old, young, families with small children, as well as many people from the nation itself. With the hopes that the new school will also bring in more international students, a Japanese garden could support the interest of Jasper as a culturally inviting town in the Canadian Rockies, bringing in even more attention from other countries with this quirky addition. Though having a slice of Japanese tradition in Jasper is more than likely going to remain a fantasy, ultimately it is still a nice thought. While the municipality hasn’t yet decided what to do with the space, a public consultation will likely occur in the future in regards to its fate, which—hopefully— will be one entailing the enhancement of the natural beauty of our town and the enrichment of our community.

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If there were any available space in town, most residents in Jasper would want to create a dog park. I, being a fellow dog lover, know where they’re coming from. But there are many other crazy ideas for that land, like an aquarium, an outdoor pool and even a Wal-Mart. Where in the world would we build any of these ideas with our limited available land? Where is this seemingly imaginary vacant lot that I speak of? Well, once the old school is torn to bits and the land is an open green space (just as the dog park once was) there is a very rare chance to build something incredible. After the students of our small town take a detour to the new school situated in the old dog park, what will become of this rare piece of available land? The municipality hasn’t decided yet but when there is a significant public consultation it doesn’t hurt to put an idea or two out there! In my opinion, we should build a fairly large greenhouse, as well as a locally owned food store with fresh locally grown food and veggies. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “we already have a community garden.” I am well aware of that, but think of the larger variety of food and plants we could grow with this greenhouse. We could also have some sort of large gazebo for our little farmer’s markets and public use, as well. With some solar panels atop of this multi-purpose structure we could have self-sufficient energy for lighting the

gazebo at night and anything else that’s in close proximity and needs energy. This would be a place where the community could come together in a sustainable fun way. Having lunch or a birthday party in the gazebo or lounging in the sun all day— the location will be perfect, with sun hitting it at almost all times of the day. The gazebo can be used by so many and if you don’t want to grow anything you could buy the local fruits and veggies at the little shop connected to it. This idea would contribute to the local economy, bring the community close to each other and be energy efficient all at the same time. The old school has been here longer than it should have and has served its purpose, now why not have new growth on the land that hasn’t seen light in years? It would be a shame to put another bunch of houses or a hotel there when it could be something so much better for the community, tourists and the environment. I don’t know about you, but I don’t see anything wrong with this idea, in the end it could benefit everyone.

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Bridging the gap

With the province’s senior citizens celebrating Alberta Seniors Week from June 2-8, one “emerging senior” hopes to bridge the gap between Jasper’s oldest and youngest senior citizens. Most people consider anyone older than 65 a senior, but there is a significant gap between 65 and 100-plus, and the gulf between those at the far ends of that spectrum can be significant. “Senior can be a very flexible thing,”

said Bob Worssold, an emerging senior in Jasper, who’s thought a lot about bringing seniors of all ages together. He explained that people often retire around the age of 55, and in a lot of ways that marks the first step into the realm of senior citizen. Those relatively young retirees have a lot of knowledge that might be alien to the town’s older generation of seniors—an older generation that sometimes finds it difficult to learn new skills.

Worssold, who is involved with the Jasper Seniors Society, thinks that if the information is being taught by other “seniors” it can make it more accessible. Emerging seniors are in an ideal position, because they have a lot of the knowledge of the younger generation, but are still able to relate to the older generation of seniors at their level and their speed. Through initiatives like the Seniors Learning Club at the Jasper Adult Learning Centre, Worssold thinks that divide can be bridged. “What I’d like to do is eventually start amalgamating the younger seniors with the older ones,” he said, and a group like the seniors club can be the perfect place “to

start breaking down barriers.” The club provides an opportunity for seniors to ease into technology, offering month-long modules that aim to provide useful real-life tools for senior citizens who want to become more comfortable with technology. This month, for example, the club is learning the ins and outs of Facebook: uploading pictures, updating statuses and connecting through groups. He hopes eventually to get a wide crosssection of seniors involved, to make the gap more manageable, and help seniors on both ends of the spectrum continue to grow.

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At first it was just some potted plants on a balcony at the Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge. Pat Wilson, a flower lover and avid gardener, planted some seeds during the snowy months, to green up the space during the dreary winter. Agnes Hisey and other residents also got involved, potting tomatoes and geraniums and setting them up around the lodge to grow during the winter. May 23, Hisey, Wilson and their friends lingered over their tea in the dining room after lunch. Wilson said the balcony looks beautiful with all the plants starting to bloom, and that they create a great atmosphere for the happy hour she hosts every other week. “We don’t just have tea up there,” quipped Florence Mason, raising her eyebrows and shaking her head, as the corners of her mouth turned up.

A few weeks ago, many of those plants moved from the balcony to the backyard, where a greenhouse was constructed at the lodge. Hisey and Wilson transferred many of the plants there, and also helped to seed several vegetable gardens outside, creating a network of fauna that many residents have fallen in love with. You can find Hisey out there most days, puttering around, checking on tomatoes or watering green beans. She explained that for many residents at Alpine Summit, the plants are a source of great joy: it’s almost like a kind of therapy spending time close to plant life. Standing in the greenhouse wearing gardening gloves and a sun hat, Hisey recalled a nurse she knew, who said that when she petted her cat her blood pressure would drop significantly.

We encourage everyone to join in “Seniors Rock!” celebrations during the week of June 2nd to 8th. If you know how to Bop, Stroll, Jive, Swing or do the Madison–this week is for YOU! Seniors are the foundation of our community; we thank you for your years of hard work and commitment. Please take this week to celebrate your successes! You really do ROCK!

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Hisey said she believes the same is true for people when they spend time close to plants. Digging your fingers into the earth relaxes the body and soul, she said, but even for those who can’t really get their hands dirty, even spending time in the greenhouse can calm the spirit. “It’s so nice and warm on a day like this; it’s so cozy.” Hisey said. “It’s like therapy.” She remembered that as Wilson was decking out the patio with blooms, she started growing tomatoes in pots during the winter. She explained that as they started to mature it began to feel like the whole upstairs was a jungle of budding tomato plants. Grazing the plants with her gloved hand, Hisey explained that she stored one of them in another resident’s room over the winter, and the woman got such joy out of watching its progress as it grew that she left it there for her instead of taking it down to the greenhouse with the rest of its brothers. Like many of the residents at Alpine Summit, Marcy Cariou likes to visit the greenhouse often, to take in the fresh smell and leafy décor. Last Friday, Hisey helped her through the doors, taking Cariou’s hand as she

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stepped over a ridge, leaving her walker behind. Inside, Cariou glanced around, a wide grin on her face. The two ladies chatted for a while amongst the plants, before Cariou edged back to her walker and headed off down the garden path. On her way back inside, she passed Hisey, who knelt in the soil. “I think it’s beautiful; I think we’re so lucky. And [Hisey] does such a great job— but she shouldn’t bend down so much,” Cariou said, smiling at Hisey as the green thumb maneuvered a large clay flower pot through the dirt.

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Know your

rights

Summer’s the time when Jasper is flooded with new seasonal workers, many of whom come from around the country, as well as the world. And each of those new employees is entitled to the same rights. But, often times, they don’t know what those rights are. So, the Fitzhugh has partnered with the Jasper Adult Learning Centre to delve into the rights of both employees and employers in a bimonthly column, in which Ginette Marcoux will answer some of the centre’s frequently asked questions. Q: Does an employer have to provide lunch or coffee breaks? A: An employer must allow an employee at least one half-hour of rest time, either paid or unpaid, during each shift that is longer than five consecutive hours. The break can be split into two 15 minute breaks if needed.

Q: Should an employee be paid to attend staff meetings? A: Yes, an employee must be paid if attending a meeting that is mandatory for all staff or if the meeting is optional but the meeting is directly related to the employee’s work. The employee must be paid the wage rate agreed to for meetings or at least at minimum wage. If overtime is applicable, it must be paid. For further information, call the Employment Standards Contact Centre toll free at 1-877-427- 3731. What’s concerning you? Send us your question and it may be featured in the upcoming column. Email your questions to jobs@ jaspercalc.ca.

Ginette Marcoux executive director of the Jasper Adult Learning Centre


The 88th annual Jasper Heritage Rodeo will take place in the arena after all. On May 20, council voted in support of the rodeo association’s request to host the annual event in the arena, despite previous efforts to push the event outdoors. The motion, which was unanimously supported, was to provide the association with a $7,502 gift in kind, bringing the rental cost down to $10,000. Council’s support is conditional on two things. The first is that the $10,000 grant that council approved last month be revoked, and the second is that the association undertake additional cleaning, to ensure the arena is in tiptop shape following the week-long event. That cleaning will include vacuuming the rafters, heaters, speakers and lights over the ice surface, cleaning the audio room, covering the doors to the offices and other storage areas, as well as the time clock, with plastic to keep dust and dirt out, and taping the seams on the arena boards. These additional cleaning duties are the result of the Jan. 26 arena fire, which saw the arena undergo commercial cleaning that left the facility sparkling brighter than it has in 50 years. To keep the arena in that state, last month

Council Briefs: May 20, 2014 Meeting cancelled The June 10 committee-of-thewhole meeting is cancelled, so council can interview candidates for the chief administrative officer position. The competition closed in April with 79 applicants submitting their resumes for consideration. That’s 34 more applicants than in 2011, when Peter Waterworth applied and accepted the position. Waterworth announced his resignation in February—two years after he joined the municipality. In light of his decision, the municipality earmarked $30,000 in the 2014 operating budget for the recruitment of a new CAO. Waterworth will remain in his position until August. Rough winter for new trees The 104 Douglas fir trees that were planted along the rail line last spring are experiencing stress from a long, dry winter. Coun. Dwain Wacko expressed his concern for the trees at the May 13 committee-of-the-whole meeting, and requested an update on the trees from the municipality’s operations director. “There are a lot of those types of plants experiencing stress this year,” explained Bruce Thompson, at the May 20 meeting. “The planting process was done correctly, given the soil conditions we have here and we believe [the stress is from] a very dry, frozen winter.” The new fir trees were planted as part of CN EcoConnexions’ From the Ground Up program. Jasper was one of 25 communities to receive a $25,000 matching grant to green an area along CN’s rail line. The trees were planted in May 2013. Thompson said the operations department will continue monitoring the trees, and he noted that the irrigation system is now on.

council was presented four possible options for allowing the rodeo to continue in the arena— three of which would require the rodeo to pay the cost of commercially cleaning the facility following the event. The cost of such a cleaning—about $100,000 a year—would make it impossible for the rodeo association to carry on. In light of that truth, on April 15, council voted to support the rodeo with a $10,000 grant to help facilitate the associations efforts to move the event outdoors. But, even with the funding, the association didn’t have enough time between then and August to work with Parks Canada to find a suitable location for the event, and to organize it in that new location. So, the association was left with no other option than to return to council, May 20, to again request the use of the arena. Before appearing at the meeting, members of the association met with Yvonne McNabb, director of culture and recreation, to draft a new proposal that included the additional cleaning services. While presenting that proposal, and her recommendation that council accept it, McNabb noted that the arena is the rodeo’s last resort.

New equipment for ops department The operations department has a new toy on the way. By the end of June, a valve actuator will be arriving in town, helping staff to turn off waterlines that are too tight for the staff to manually open and close. “This is the number one and most exciting thing for us,” said Operations Director Bruce Thompson, who enthusiastically explained how the actuator works. “We had a demo in town a few weeks ago ... and we happened to have a waterline leak at the time, which was convenient, I suppose. “We were out on the information centre lawn and we were able to actually move some valves that we weren’t able to do so manually by ourselves. It was really enlightening for the staff and it was something they wouldn’t have been able to achieve.” According to Peter Waterworth, the town’s chief administrative officer, if the actuator opens six valves that weren’t openable by hand, it will have already paid for itself. The waterline valve actuator is just one piece of equipment that the operations department is purchasing this spring. There are also tenders being issued for a garbage truck, a tandem dump truck, two skid steers and a number of large garbage bins. Saving money on benefits Following an external review of the cost of its staff benefits, the municipality has realized $72,000 in savings. That’s a savings of $6,000 a month. “We were approached by a competitor that basically wanted our business,” explained Martha Fleming, manager of human resources, “and they went to the market for us to look at benefit costs less than what we’re paying right now. “They did that and they did come in lower.” So, Alice Lettner, director of finance, went to AMSC—the municipality’s current benefits provider—and it agreed to match those rates for 24 months. Prior to the savings, the municipality was spending about $35,000 a month on staff benefits, which include life insurance, dental and family coverage. “Not all of those costs are our costs,

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Council approves rodeo request “We realize at this particular point that the rodeo doesn’t really have a lot of options on the table for having a successful event and we would hate to see that they’re not able to operate the rodeo this year.” Although council approved the motion for this year, Coun. Gilbert Wall made it clear that he will not support the rodeo association’s use of the arena in years to come. “Even with a new set of numbers and a new set of negotiations, it’s obvious that we do not have the resources in that facility to hold the rodeo. “We’re kind of forced into a corner with this option because we don’t have another. For me, this is the last time.”

Although it didn’t work out for this year, the association is continuing to work with Parks Canada to find a suitable outdoor location for the 2015 rodeo. Prior to 1977, when the event was moved indoors, the rodeo was hosted outside at what is now Whistlers Campground. Mayor Richard Ireland requested that following this year’s event, which takes place from Aug. 13–16, administration prepare a report for council, outlining the effect the rodeo had on the facility. “We would like to look at this again as soon as the facts are in so everybody has a heads up.”

though, because our employees do pay some of those benefits, as well,” said Lettner. Mayor Richard Ireland, although pleased with the savings, expressed concern that AMSC hadn’t already provided the municipality with the best possible deal. “Yes,” responded Lettner, “I think we

have expressed our disappointment that they don’t seem to review things in our favour until we actually ask questions. My belief is that as a member they should be working on our behalf, however, I guess we have to ask the questions.”

nicole veerman editor@fitzhugh.ca

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ROAD CLOSURE MAY 20 TO JUNE 7

The Industrial Crescent roadway, within the Stan Wright Industrial Park (SWIP), will be reduced to one lane to allow for a work area approximately 40 m in length between May 20 and June 7, 2014. The work area is located in the northern extent of Industrial Crescent, within the town of Jasper, AB.

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SUMMER SECURITY PERSONNEL Marmot Basin has an opening on our security team. Living on the mountain, we are looking for an individual or couple to fulfil evening and weekend security checks.

Is hiring for the position of

CLEANER 40 HR WEEK

Applicant must be bondable, have own transportation and enjoy living in an alpine environment. Free accommodation is your compensation.

Apply @ 80 Geikie Street Contact Barry @ 780 852 4482 bgilbert@npreit.com

Submit your resume and cover letter to: hr@skimarmot.com Attn: Charlene Milne

Jasper Inn & Suites is currently hiring

EXECUTIVE CHEF

We are a growing company We are currently hiring for the positions of: looking to expand our team. Human Resources 96 Geikie St., Jasper AB Phone: 780-852-2505 Fax: 780-852-5813 Email: hire@mpljasper.com

Full time Experience required, Red Seal an asset Accommodation Available Apply in person with resume or email Shawnee Wilson, General Manager, ShawneeWilson@Jasperinn.com

98 GEIKIE STREET • 780-852-4461

SUNWAPTA FALLS ROCKY MOUNTAIN LODGE is now hiring energetic staff with a positive attitude for the following:

(2) EVENING DINING SERVERS

We are currently hiring for all the following positions: 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.

• A minimum of 3 years experience • Must be able to work until Oct 25th. Accommodation available.

CONTACT STEWART AT 780-852-4852 OR EMAIL AT STEWART@SUNWAPTA.COM

Please fax your resume or email to: info@athabascahotel.com • Fax No: 780-852-4955 Attn: Bob Graham, Assistant General Manager

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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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OBJECTIVE: To obtain maximum utilization of the Jasper Legion’s facilities in compliance with Royal Canadian Legion’s regulations, and work within a budget approved by the Board of Executive members. Copies of duties available at the Royal Canadian Legion, Jasper. HOURS: Tuesday to saturday, we are closed Monday and Sunday unless we have a function. Manager and bar experience essential. Salary based on a 40 hour work week. APPLICATIONS CAN BE EMAILED TO

JASPERLEGION@GMAIL.COM OR MAILED TO

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is now hiring for all Kitchen Positions Full-time and Part-time:

LINE COOKS (Day/Night) Starting at $13.00/ Hr plus Gratuities

RETAIL STORE SUPERVISOR NOC# 6211(2 POSITIONS) $15.37 per hour for 40Hrs per week DUTIES: • Supervise & co-ordinate sales staff and cashiers. • Assign sales workers to duties. • Make staff schedule. • Make orders, check deliveries and merchandising. REQUIREMENTS: • College Level and at least 1 year experience.

PREP COOKS (Day) Starting at $13.00/ Hr plus Gratuities

DISHWASHERS (Day/Night) Starting at $11.50/ Hr plus Gratuities Apply in person or email us at earlsjasper@earls.ca Earls Restaurant Jasper, 2nd Floor, 600 Patricia St Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0 • Ph: 780 852-2393

Renzo Group Inc. O/A Tim Hortons Jasper requires (4) NOC: 6212

CASHIER NOC# 6611 (4 POSITIONS) $11.50 per hour for 32 hours per week DUTIES: • Process the transaction through register. Accept payment through cash, debit/credit. Merchandise product. Maintaining inside and outside store clean includes sweeping, mopping and cleaning washrooms. Receive and check deliveries. REQUIREMENTS: • Must be 18 yrs old and above. No experience needed. At least High School Level.

AT 701 CONNAUGHT DR. JASPER AB T0E1E0 Please bring your resume to the above address or you can call 780-852-3114.

FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR $13.20/hr, Permanent, Full Time Position. Part time also available. Various shifts available, weekdays, weekends, days and nights. Health and dental benefits available. Duties include floor management, scheduling staff, cash management and reconciliation, maintaining records and ensuring standards are followed. Experience an asset. We will provide proper training.

Please apply in person, by mail or fax. 611 Patricia St., Jasper Ab., T0E 1E0 Fax: 780-865-4447 email: jaspertimhortons@yahoo.ca

POPPA PUMP FUELS LTD.

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2 prep supervisors $16/hr

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Front Desk Clerk Competitive wages offered.

Excellent work environment. Apply in person or email: isaac@jasperbrewingco.ca phone: 780-852-8559

$15.37 per hour for 40Hrs per week DUTIES: • Supervise & co-ordinate sales staff and cashiers. • Assign sales workers to duties. • Make staff schedule. • Make orders, check deliveries and merchandising. REQUIREMENTS: • College Level and at least 1 year experience.

Apply in person with resume or email to info@parkplaceinn.com 623 PATRICIA STREET • 780-852-9770

CASHIER NOC# 6611 (4 POSITIONS) Full-time $11.50 per hour for 32 hours per week DUTIES: • Process the transaction through register. Accept payment through cash, debit/credit. Merchandise product. Maintaining inside and outside store clean includes sweeping, mopping and cleaning washrooms. Receive and check deliveries. REQUIREMENTS: • Must be 18 yrs old and above. No experience needed. At least High School Level.

AT 300 CONNAUGHT DR. JASPER AB T0E1E0 Please bring your resume to the above address or you can call 780-852-3366.

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ries (Mar 21 – Apr 20) A flood of new thoughts and perceptions are filling your mind. It’s time to tie-up loose ends. Many of these are centered on home, garden and family. You are ready to make a few improvements. It will feel good to tend to long-awaited projects. You will likely invest to build. Gaining the cooperation of significant others will prove important.

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aurus (Apr 20 – May 21) Tending to multiple streams and fronts continues. In fact, you may find yourself adding a few more to the list. The prospect of expressing your thoughts and feelings in beautiful and varied ways is inspiring. Yet your ability to focus on one project at a time may prove extra challenging. Your clear commitment and patient resolve will prove extra valuable now.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21

Your energy levels are rising. This is helping you to build your momentum. Plans made weeks or even months ago are now in motion. A focus on family and security are tightly woven. Yet, it may seem like you have to give more than usual. Still, you are keen and determined to take new leads and initiatives. Energy invested equals energy earned.

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ancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22) You are generally in an expansive cycle in your life. This trend will continue. But now is a good time to re-charge and restore your energy levels. Summer has not yet officially begun and your spring chores and errands are likely done or almost. While it may prove best to avoid starting new projects, creative attention given to existing ones should prove invigoration.

Forging new connections, friendships and alliances continues. These will inspire and perhaps require you to obtain new tools, techniques and methods. The more willing and able you are to comply and adapt the better. This may require that you access hidden reserves of faith and confidence, again. Take a deep breath or two, recenter and persevere.

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irgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) New leads and directions in your public and professional life are underway. A pioneering attitude and approach is a key to your success. The time remains good to ask for earned rewards and favours. Increasing the scope and quality of your network for the sake of practical, creative collaborations and longer term objectives is especially important.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

What constitutes your best investments and where are they best directed? These and other such questions are playing on your mind. All forms of energy output count, not just money. Sometimes, we need what others have. This can include their talents and resources and sometimes the best way to obtain them is to emulate their choices and actions.

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corpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) The time has come to make some sober and perhaps serious choices. ‘Should I stay or go’ may be a big question on your mind. This one of those times when your ability to hear the voice of your heart is extra important. Your truth may not be that of others and pleasing all the people is simply not reality. Heed your heart to free your mind.

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

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POPPA PUMP FUELS LTD.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

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agittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) Some new action on relationship fronts is getting the press on your headlines. Yet, your intuitions are telling you to proceed with some caution. Just because you speak the same language as others it does not mean you understand each other. You may have to give more than usual to succeed and be the one to adjust to the situation, but it may be worth it.

job?

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apricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) Key communications of late are leading you to reconsider your approach. It is all a part of a steady learning curve that began late last year. How can you shift your perspective to improve your business and/or your lifestyle? The time is right to reconsider things and this trend will continue over the coming weeks. Review to refine.

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Monday - Friday • 8:15 am - 4:30 pm 631 Patricia Street 780-852-4418 • www.jaspercalc.ca

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

The time has come to take some creative initiatives. Commitment is a key word now and will be over the coming months. Only you know what the commitment is to. Creating beauty, comfort and a sense of security in your home is a likely area of focus. The deeper silver lining includes creating a space and atmosphere that feels empowering for all who live there.

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isces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) Opening new lines of communication with family and friends is an important theme now and will be over the coming weeks. It is a feature of deeper levels of change that are occurring within you. Old relationship associations are ending and new ones are rising to take their place. At least the usual patterns are changing. Trust this flow and share your thoughts and feelings.

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HAUGK HOME DESIGNS & RENOVATIONS Licenced Journeyman with over 30 years experience • Kitchen • Bath • Doors • Windows • Cabinets • Floors • Tiles • Painting • Vinyl Decking and more Call Andreas 250-569-0004 c: 250-981-0457 / ahaugk@telus.net

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Longhorn Now Available: • 8x20 Storage space • water tight and mouse proof

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business directory FILLER for $15/week HINTON OPTOMETRY CLINIC Dr. Gary Watson, Dr. Monika Braun & Dr. Jennifer Langfield

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Eyewear & sunglasses also available at: Rocky Mountain Eye Wear • Parks West Mall • 780-865-3011

Individual & Family erapist MICHELLE CHERNIAWSKY, MSW, RSW

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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.

JAG - Jasper Artists Guild Need to contact the JAG while we are in transition? Call 780-852-4025.

Lions Club Meetings

Lions Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Anglican Church Hall at 7:30pm. Contact 780-852-7273 for more info.

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, Exercise Program These free group programs are facilitated by registered health care professionals. Call the registration line at 1-877-349-5711 for more information or to register. Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society Spring Outing at Miette Hot Springs Sunday May 25, 2014 from 1-4 pm. Refreshments will be served. Meet at the picnic area below the Hot Springs Buildings. Bring a chair & mug. Jasper Yellowhead Museum Mini Outings: June 10 - Jasper Jr.Sr. High School at 1030.  Meet in front of the High School July 15 - To Be Announced Aug. 19 - Old Fire Hall.  Meet in front of the bays. Prenatal Classes Tuesdays - May 27, June 4, 10, 17, & 24 Please call Jasper Community Health to register 780-852-4759

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 780-8528800 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. 780-984-5252 or arts@iotad.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. Jasper Municipal Library Toddler & Preschool Story Time Mondays 10:30am. For more info 780-852-3652 or jasperlibrary@ town.jasper.ab.ca Community Band Rehersals Band rehersals 6-7pm on Thursdays in the Jasper High School music room.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 780852-4518 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 780-931-6146. Jasper Theatre Arts Collective Are you interested in theatre arts? Get involved here in Jasper! Follow us on Facebook (Jasper THeatre Arts Collective) to keep up to date on meetings/ events or to share YOUR Ideas. Or email us at jtacollective@ gmail.com.

11th Annual Secret Garden Tour Jasper Municipal Library is looking for gardens to be displayed in their 11th Annual Secret Garden Tour. If you love to garden and would like to share your passion for gardening with others, please contact the library at 780-852-3652 to have your garden added to this year’s tour.

Tennis Club Night Tuesday from 7 pm at the Activity Centre Courts. New members welcome - only $20 membership for the season.

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Career Training THERE IS STILL a huge demand for Canscribe Medical Transcription graduates. Medical Transcription is a great work-from-home career! Contact us today at www.canscribe. com. 1-800-466-1535; info@canscribe. com. Employment Opportunities FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a triaxle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 25,000/month. 1-800-9179021. Email: ed@freightland.ca. HD LICENSED TECHNICIAN for several Alberta areas. Must have or willing to obtain CVIP licence. Please email or fax applications to: Carillion Canada Inc.; dlefsrud@carillionalberta. ca. Fax 780-336-2461. AN ALBERTA OILFIELD company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 780723-5051. PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE to work - The job service for people aged 45 and over across Canada. Free for candidates. Register now at: www. thirdquarter.ca or call toll free 1-855286-0306. TRENCHUK LIVESTOCK HAULING requires Class 1 Drivers. Alberta wide work. Competitive wages. Call Michael at 780-656-0053, Smoky Lake. JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free.Visit: awna.com/for-job-seekers.

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A non-stop creative boot camp Songwriting workshop Tuesday, June 3 Jasper Legion, 4:30–9 p.m. $50 Submitted photo

It was at a Calgary Folk Club gig that Darryl Wernham first approached the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra. He’d seen the guys’ stage show, and was convinced they were perfect for teaching a songwriting workshop to youth at risk. They had no real experience doing anything like that, but they agreed anyway. With no action plan, they put together a workshop based around the interests of the kids, and it turned out beautifully. “If we had had preconceived notions it probably wouldn’t have worked as well as it did work,” mused the band’s accordion player Ian Griffiths in an interview May 26. That was in 2011, and since then the band has continued working with youth at risk, each year putting on songwriting workshops for the Legacy Children’s Foundation, an experience Ian Griffiths said is incredibly rewarding. “I really love doing workshops—it’s such a boost. When we do a three-day workshop for kids at risk, we come out feeling high,” Griffiths said. Something about seeing young people

Performance Wednesday, June 4 Jasper Legion, 8 p.m. $15

come together and create music, share with one another and gain confidence as songwriters is almost magical, he said. “The number one spiritual job I do is making music as much as I can,” and getting to pass that along to youth is incredibly rewarding, said Griffith. And something about the guys individually, or the band as a whole, makes them really good at it. Maybe it’s because the original members were once all camp counsellors, or maybe it’s because their music has a “broad, cross generational appeal.” Griffiths said one of his buddies once described the band as “good looking white guys playing non-threatening music.” Whatever the magic is, the band

has continued to receive requests to host workshops, which Griffiths loves, because he said it makes them a much better band. “The better we get at workshops, the better we get at facilitating each other’s creativity. It makes the overall group better. Why we’re good at facilitating workshops with people is because we’ve been in interpersonal creative boot camp with each other for coming up on seven years,” Griffiths said. That boot camp usually takes the form of a four-month tour—with the whole band crammed into a bus as they zoom across the country. “You’re living with six people in a onebedroom apartment with wheels, it’s like being in a freaking submarine. It’s insane.”

About a week ago the guys started that trip once again, embarking on a tour that will bring them right across Canada, with a pit stop in Jasper in early June. June 3, in cooperation with Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts, the guys will be in town putting on a songwriting workshop, open to anyone 12 years or older. The next day they will take to the stage at the Jasper Legion for a show, giving the audience a taste of some tracks from their newest, soon-to-be-released record. “It’s going to be a great time,” Griffiths said.

trevor nichols reporter@fitzhugh.ca

N. Veerman photo

School-wide dance party

Under the instruction of Nicole Koebel, each class at the Jasper Elementary School learned its own dance routine to perform at an assembly in the school gym, May 23. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6, wowed their classmates and parents as they twirled, grooved and shimmied to the beat. Koebel’s instruction was part of an artist in residency program sponsored by the Parent Advisory Council.

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$719,000 206 PATRICIA ST- Bright beautifully kept 3 bedroom bilevel with a 2 bedroom basement suite on a nicely landscaped R2 lot. Suite has 8’ ceilings, large windows and separate entrance. All windows and boiler replaced in 2004. Perfect Jasper house with revenue!

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$689,000 920 PATRICIA ST- This home features 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 1152 square feet. 3 bedrooms up with 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms down, also with 2 bathrooms. Great revenue property with R3a zoning. Corner lot with a 20 X 24 detached garage. Large windows throughout allows for plenty of natural light. 1102 CABIN CREEK DRIVE This 1550 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, plus a den, 3 bathroom home with attached garage features hardwood floors throughout the open concept main floor, south west facing backyard allows for plenty of natural light. Revenue potential exists for the right buyer.

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811 MIETTE AVENUE-This impressive, centrally

located 1 ½ storey had virtually a new main floor and 2nd floor built over an existing bsmt in 2010. Hardwood and tile throughout, very energy efficient construction, 5 bdrms/4 bthrms, spacious garage/shop with in floor heating, 4 entranceways, in ground sprinklers front and back.

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE 607 PATRICIA ST 1850 sq ft of retail space with great street exposure, in a high traffic location on one of Jasper’s busiest streets. Many national tenants nearby.

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