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Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Recent Work by Jessica

Murals echo Indigenous legacies at Banff Cave and Basin

Murals echo Indigenous legacies at Banff Cave and Basin

“We want to carry on his legacy.”
MD of Bighorn sets 2024 municipal tax rate

MD of Bighorn sets 2024 municipal tax rate

The MD approved the tax rate bylaw at its June 11 council meeting, with $11.93 million required in municipal taxes and education and seniors’ levies.
Demo shows use of drones by RCMP in rural, Indigenous communities

Demo shows use of drones by RCMP in rural, Indigenous communities

“Some of these areas are remote and because of that, it takes time to respond to an emergency or criminal activity taking place.”
Price tag hikes for 2nd Avenue upgrades in Dead Man's Flats

Price tag hikes for 2nd Avenue upgrades in Dead Man's Flats

Proposed changes to stormwater drainage and inflation cause of additional $1 million cost estimate.
CRPS engaging stakeholders in 2025-29 education plan

CRPS engaging stakeholders in 2025-29 education plan

Surveys and community engagement sessions important part of creating forthcoming education plan.
Kananaskis Emergency Services revamping fire, rescue agreements for better tracking

Kananaskis Emergency Services revamping fire, rescue agreements for better tracking

“I suspect we will receive more invoices from our municipal partners as they engage in these agreements more formally. I think the numbers in 2024 are going to provide a more accurate comparison to what services are really being delivered.”
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.”
Illegal campfire sparks wildfire near Canmore

Illegal campfire sparks wildfire near Canmore

“For all we know, it was a really big fire, and as soon as they heard sirens, they left.”
Lantern puppets illuminate return of Banff bison in film

Lantern puppets illuminate return of Banff bison in film

“Working on these buffalo lanterns, you are the buffalo; you become the buffalo.”
Province scraps plans for Bow River dam near Mînî Thnî

Province scraps plans for Bow River dam near Mînî Thnî

“There’s a cultural and historical aspect to what a project like this could do to the reserve lands that can’t really be justified, not to mention the environmental aspect.”
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