Municipality news

Street shutdowns in town

Starting September 2nd, Bonhomme street will be getting sidewalks on the north side of the road.

 

The Muni will be replacing water and sewer lines in the
alley of the 800 block Connaught. There should be no large open excavation,
but the first block of Pine Street and Spruce street off of Connaught will
be blocked to traffic for 6-8 weeks while they switch lines, and then pave
the alley. They hope to allow access to foot and bike traffic. This means
that access to the west side of town will be from the streets east of
Hazel.

The Municipality has notified local residents of any short term water
restrictions and expect minimal disruption in services. The dumpster on
Spruce street will be temporarily relocated for continued use. Any holes or
excavations will be fenced for safety of the public and wildlife.

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Parks Bulletin – Closures

Current updates for closures and partial / temporary news.

[box] JASPER NATIONAL PARK ROAD REPORT INFORMATION 780-852-3311 HIGHWAY 93 TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am WHERE: Highway 93 Saskatchewan Crossing to Waterfowl Lakes Campground. WHAT: Parks Canada is encouraging visitors to travel through the affected area between the hours of 7am until 2pm daily. Outside of these times, there may be short and long term closures during fire management operations. Every effort will be made to keep the highway open outside of these times as long as it is safe for fire crews and motorists. Highway 11 remains open to all traffic.[/box]

 

[box] Status of the Spreading Creek Wildfire: As of Sunday, July 14, the size of the Spreading Creek wildfire in Banff National Park is estimated to be 2,500 hectares following an 800 hectare burn out conducted Saturday evening. Through helicopter bucketing and water gunning, crews will work to prevent spread of fire west across 93N and south past its current containment drainage. Fire management personnel are working to contain the fire at this drainage, however proactive plans are in place to use Bison Creek as the next containment line. Our goal is to contain further spread of this fire to the south west, through ignition (burning fuels ahead of the existing fire) with suppression support (heli bucketing, spray gun). As the unseasonably hot and dry conditions persist, the Spreading Creek Wildfire could remain actively managed on the landscape throughout the summer. What’s Happening on the Highway? To minimize the impact to motorists and staff along Highway 93N, Parks Canada is encouraging visitors to travel through the affected area between the hours of 7am until 2pm daily. Outside of these times, there may be short and long term closures during fire management operations, including controlled ignition and helicopter bucketing in immediate proximity to the Highway. Every effort will be made to keep the highway open outside of these times as long as it is safe for fire crews and motorists. For current information on highway closures visit Alberta 511.ca[/box]

[box] Date: 15/07/2014 09:46 AM Subject: Fw: Trail 5 (Whistler Trail) Closure due to Cougar activity [/box]

[box] Date: 13/07/2014 02:20 PM Subject: CLOSURE OPAL HILLS The Opal Hills has been closed to public due to Grizzly Bear activity in the area.[/box]

Parks Bulletin – Openings

Trails that open during seasonal transitions

Date:	05/07/2014 03:46 PM
Subject: Cavell Meadows Open


Site specific criteria for the opening of the Cavell Meadows Trail has been
met and the trail is now open and in descent shape.  Expect to encounter
some small sections of mud and snow.
                                                                            
  Jeff Andrews                                                              
  Resource Management Officer | Agente gestion des ressources               
  Jasper National Park of Canada | Parc national du Canada Jasper           
  Parks Canada | Parcs Canada                                               
  Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada                             
  www.pc.gc.ca/jasper

Spring Avalanche Season

Spring Avalanche Season Can Mean

Temporary Road Closures

April 11, 2014

 What’s Happening?

Are you planning to travel the Icefields Parkway or Maligne Road this month? Springtime in the Rockies often means avalanche control work on our avalanche prone roads. Please note that these roads may be temporarily closed at any time from now until the end of the avalanche season (usually the end of April). The much welcomed warm and sunny weather, or moderate to heavy spring rains can quickly raise the avalanche hazard. When this happens, to ensure the safety of motorists, Parks Canada will temporarily close roads until the avalanche hazard is mitigated – either cold overnight temperatures stabilize the snowpack, or avalanche control actions are implemented.

 

To avoid closures, we advise users of the Icefield Parkway and the Maligne Road to travel early in the day, and have travelled beyond slide areas before mid-day. These slide areas are:

Icefield Parkway - from the Parker Ridge Trailhead in the north to the Saskatchewan Crossing in the south,

Maligne Road – all points south of the Medicine Lake outflow.

Temporary closures may last into the evening, overnight, or possibly longer if the avalanche hazard persists. Please check the road report for the most recent information on planned closures and expected opening times,

before heading out. Contact Jasper National Park’s Road Report Information line at 780-852-3311780-852-3311, check the Road Conditions Report on our website at  www.pc.gc.ca, or check Alberta’s Official Road Reports at www.511.alberta.ca.

Additionally, you can find information on planned avalanche control work in the latest avalanche bulletin, and get an idea of the expected avalanche hazard in the coming days to help with travel plans at  avalanche.ca.

Asian Delight – Friday April 11 2014

Asian Night in Jasper – Fabulous Multi-course exotic culinary experience in support of the Ultrasound fundraising team.

Dinner: A selection of savoury and sweet treats prepared by chef Albert Kong, including: Asian BBQ: Korean sushi (no fish); Vietnamese spring rolls; satay pork; ginger beef and more!

There will also be

*Entertainment

*Silent auction

*Games

*Photo booth

*Cash bar

Door prizes include a fabulous stay in Banff

 Cocktails: 6:15 pm

Dinner: 7:00 pm

Auction 8:15 pm

 

Tickets are $50 each

Food allergies CAN be accommodated with advanced notice

- so call and book now!

Proceeds will go to support local efforts to get an ultrasound machine for the clinic.

 Contact:  Smitty’s Family Restaurant – Jasper

for details and tickets!

Smitty’s Jasper in Jasper, Alberta