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Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

I joined the Fitzhugh as its Ecology and Environment Reporter in July 2022 under Local Journalism Initiative funding provided by News Media Canada.

Before that, I was a reporter at the St. Albert Gazette for 14 years, and its freelance movie critic for four years before that. I could go on...

...and so I will. I previously freelanced with the Edmonton Journal, See Magazine, and the U of A Gateway, and I was the editor at the NAIT Nugget as well. My career started in Grade 6 with an article on citywide track and field games for my elementary school newsletter. Later, I wrote for my high school newspaper, too.

My overall writing experience covers news articles, advertisements, opinion pieces, book/performance/movie reviews, press releases, annual reports, and speeches. This is very little that I haven't written already, and even less that I cannot write. I'm writing this as we speak.

Phone
587-336-6919
Email
[email protected]

Recent Work by Scott

Parks Canada urges public participation to help get rid of invasive plants

Parks Canada urges public participation to help get rid of invasive plants

This is the one exception to Parks Canada's rule that prohibits people from picking vegetation from inside Jasper National Park.
Conservation group says Alberta government’s Plan for Parks puts recreation before environment

Conservation group says Alberta government’s Plan for Parks puts recreation before environment

More parks is a good idea, says CPAWS.
Grizzly family returns, gate stays down for Lac Beauvert access road

Grizzly family returns, gate stays down for Lac Beauvert access road

There have not been any negative interactions with the bear family yet and Parks Canada says that people can still use the access road to Lac Beauvert by foot or by bicycle.
Fire ban in place for Jasper National Park and Alberta’s Forest Protection Area

Fire ban in place for Jasper National Park and Alberta’s Forest Protection Area

The wildfire situation has been getting worse and worse across the province, leading to multiple fire bans and precautions about future potential fires.
Heatwave continues to grip Jasper as temperatures exceed 30 C

Heatwave continues to grip Jasper as temperatures exceed 30 C

Heat records were already looking to be broken on Tuesday and Wednesday but the event is nothing like the heat that came in 2021.
Video goes viral of rock climbing in Jasper gone wrong during rainstorm

Video goes viral of rock climbing in Jasper gone wrong during rainstorm

Getting caught on a rock led to a high click count for Sasha Galitzki.
Another extension granted for Connaught apartment project

Another extension granted for Connaught apartment project

The new housing project faces yet another delay.
New NDP leader Nenshi offers thoughts on issues of concern for Jasper

New NDP leader Nenshi offers thoughts on issues of concern for Jasper

New Alberta NDP leader Naheed Nenshi shared some of his thoughts on the future of Alberta with the Fitzhugh.
Loving Your Lake with photo challenge

Loving Your Lake with photo challenge

Who doesn't love a lake? Who doesn't have a phone with a camera? Now, combine those two and practically everybody can enter Living Lakes Canada's Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge. Deadline is July 31.
How to stay safe with all the wild animals around

How to stay safe with all the wild animals around

Wildlife Safety 101 was the unofficial title of the presentation that Parks Canada's human-wildlife coexistence team members gave to the crowd.
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