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Jessica Lee, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Recent Work by Jessica

NES Wild program grows beyond walls of Mînî Thnî elementary school

NES Wild program grows beyond walls of Mînî Thnî elementary school

“It’s much more than just outdoor learning; it’s [students] understanding who they are and where they come from. It integrates language, culture, history, and anything that pertains to Indigenous or First Nations communities and ties into land-based learning.”
PHOTOS: Hundreds support Every Child Matters walk to Mînî Thnî

PHOTOS: Hundreds support Every Child Matters walk to Mînî Thnî

PHOTOS: Hundreds support Every Child Matters walk to Mînî Thnî
Kananaskis public transit pilot to be discussed in 2023 budget

Kananaskis public transit pilot to be discussed in 2023 budget

“In a perfect world, that would be the connection you would make ... get on a bus in Calgary and stop at the Highway 40 junction to make a choice to come into Kananaskis.”
Divers locate Spray Lakes drowning victim

Divers locate Spray Lakes drowning victim

The body of a male who drowned was found at Spray Lakes Reservoir, nearly two months after the man jumped from a boat on the lake to rescue a dog.
Local Every Child Matters walk invites all to take steps toward truth and reconciliation

Local Every Child Matters walk invites all to take steps toward truth and reconciliation

“The main goal is to bring all of the local communities together with this event,” said Powder.
K-Country seeks much-needed internet upgrades

K-Country seeks much-needed internet upgrades

Kananaskis Improvement District (KID) council will have another opportunity to apply for much-needed telecommunications upgrades in the park after the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) shut the door on its application last year.
Three Sisters Indigenous mural adds colour, culture to downtown Canmore

Three Sisters Indigenous mural adds colour, culture to downtown Canmore

“This mural project is clarifying the story and the importance behind the mountains for us,” said Suwatâgâ-Mu, of the Îyârhe Nakoda First Nation Bearspaw band. “The association of the mountains with nuns just sort of whitewashes everything.”
Stoney Health Fair celebrates community resilience, highlights growing programs

Stoney Health Fair celebrates community resilience, highlights growing programs

“Our community, our people … are very resilient,” said Khan. “This year we really wanted to honour and celebrate that together, acknowledging some of the successes we’ve made after a trying last few years.”
K-Country EMS response times lowest in years

K-Country EMS response times lowest in years

“We’re down to [a response time of] 14 minutes within the 50th percentile,” said Jabs. “It’s the lowest it’s ever been since we’ve been tracking the numbers.”
NDP environment critic calls FOIP-obtained K-Pass enforcement costs 'absurd'

NDP environment critic calls FOIP-obtained K-Pass enforcement costs 'absurd'

The NDP is once again calling upon Alberta’s UCP government to scrap its $90 Kananaskis Conservation Pass following news that the province is paying a private contractor a significant amount of the program’s revenue to enforce it.