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Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Recent Work by Jessica

Alberta grizzly bear killing policy under fire

Alberta grizzly bear killing policy under fire

“It’s a hunt that is disguised as defending Alberta families against these ‘mean’ bears.”
Grizzly bears back in crosshairs as Alberta lifts hunting ban in select cases

Grizzly bears back in crosshairs as Alberta lifts hunting ban in select cases

Grizzly bears involved in human-bear conflicts, without young and with authorization by wildlife officers may be hunted by selected eligible individuals from pool created by forestry and parks minister.
Alberta grad makes quantum leap, bags $100K scholarship

Alberta grad makes quantum leap, bags $100K scholarship

“I was just yelling at my parents, ‘come look at this,’ and we were all jumping up and down. It was really exciting.”
New plan for Alberta's provincial parks aims to ease growing pains

New plan for Alberta's provincial parks aims to ease growing pains

Province revising its Plan for Parks to address growing population, visitation and resulting pressures 15 years after first iteration.
Arsonist suspected to have lit tree on fire in Lake Louise

Arsonist suspected to have lit tree on fire in Lake Louise

Lighting a fire outside of a fire pit in a national park comes with a fine up to $25,000 warn officials after tree believed to be deliberately set on fire in Lake Louise.
Bearspaw First Nation signs historic funding agreement with Canada

Bearspaw First Nation signs historic funding agreement with Canada

“Before this, we only had one recognized comprehensive funding agreement for the three First Nations [Goodstoney, Chiniki and Bearspaw]. The issue has been that Canada was getting away with a three-for-one deal funding us.”
Kananaskis logging threatens at-risk trout: Study

Kananaskis logging threatens at-risk trout: Study

“In the end, we end up with damaged or destroyed fish populations that are supposedly fully protected under the Species at Risk Act.”
Traffic stop leads to drug bust west of Calgary

Traffic stop leads to drug bust west of Calgary

Fentanyl and methamphetamine were found in a vehicle during a vehicle check this weekend in Mînî Thnî
Skier has 'close call' in Tent Ridge avalanche in Kananaskis

Skier has 'close call' in Tent Ridge avalanche in Kananaskis

“The skier was not injured but lost skis and poles.”
Alberta Parks plans Ribbon Creek prescribed fire plan after deeming it too dry a year ago

Alberta Parks plans Ribbon Creek prescribed fire plan after deeming it too dry a year ago

Prescribed burn in K-Country deemed too risky due to wildfire danger last year may go ahead this year.
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