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Coal mine expansion near Hinton moving forward without permits

Coal mine expansion near Hinton moving forward without permits

The threatened bull trout might be in harm's way if Coalspur's Vista Coal Mine expansions proceed.
Jasper reached 2.48 million visitors last year

Jasper reached 2.48 million visitors last year

Visitors to Jasper National Park up 60,000 from 2022
Why Jasper residents can’t buy firewood but those living in Banff can

Why Jasper residents can’t buy firewood but those living in Banff can

Parks Canada previously allowed Jasper residents to purchase wood and collect Christmas trees, which Banff residents still can this winter.
Via Rail calls on Ottawa to replace aging fleet

Via Rail calls on Ottawa to replace aging fleet

“The need to replace this fleet is critical, and the time to do so is now to assure continued service without interruption.”
Four Jasper National Park users charged for entering caribou closures

Four Jasper National Park users charged for entering caribou closures

Parks Canada encouraging everyone who sees human entrance into closure areas to record the activity (if it is safe) and call the information in to Parks Canada Dispatch at 780-852-6155.
Company fined $77,000 after fish oil spill on Jasper highway last year that resulted in death of an elk

Company fined $77,000 after fish oil spill on Jasper highway last year that resulted in death of an elk

An elk was injured and had to be euthanized after a truck spilled fish oil on a highway in Jasper National Park just over a year ago. The company that spilled the oil did not clean it up, forcing Parks Canada, the RCMP and fire department to clean up the mess.
Alberta government declares early start to wildfire season, adding more wildland firefighting personnel

Alberta government declares early start to wildfire season, adding more wildland firefighting personnel

Wildfire season, which usually starts on March 1 every year, opened on February 20 as the province announced a funding request for more wildland firefighters going to Budget 2024.
Grain spillage from trains causing elk to snack on tracks in Jasper National Park

Grain spillage from trains causing elk to snack on tracks in Jasper National Park

CN tracks are considered part of the public rail company's right of way and it is its responsibility to clean up grain spills.
New immigration stream help fill labour gaps in Alberta tourism and hospitality industry

New immigration stream help fill labour gaps in Alberta tourism and hospitality industry

To be eligible, candidates must have a valid full-time, non-seasonal job offer from an approved employer operating within the appropriate industry.
Hinton pulp mill bought by international company from West Fraser for $5 million USD

Hinton pulp mill bought by international company from West Fraser for $5 million USD

The Town of Hinton operates its water treatment plant located on the mill’s property and will invest $6 million into the wasteweater treatment at the plant in the next five year.
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