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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

Jasper caribou breeding centre more than halfway finished

Jasper caribou breeding centre more than halfway finished

The caribou conservation breeding facility has been under construction for approximately one year.
Wildfire report shows 6.6% of Alberta’s forests burned in 2023

Wildfire report shows 6.6% of Alberta’s forests burned in 2023

The average age of Alberta's forests dropped 6.1 years in 2023, all due to the unprecedented 2023 wildfire season.
Bears starting to emerge from hibernation in Jasper National Park

Bears starting to emerge from hibernation in Jasper National Park

With the first bear sighting around Jasper comes the first reminder about public safety in bear country.
Hinton council asks Province to fund hospital helipad

Hinton council asks Province to fund hospital helipad

Hinton has 12 to 13 STARS missions per year, but no helipad at their hospital.
Jasper helipad upgrade will allow for speedy STARS service

Jasper helipad upgrade will allow for speedy STARS service

STARS has three operating bases in Alberta, including Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
Jasper National Park stepping up measures in fight against aquatic invasive species

Jasper National Park stepping up measures in fight against aquatic invasive species

Clean, drain, dry is the key message that Parks Canada hopes every boating enthusiast adheres to.
Jasper’s outdoor Indigenous exhibit set opening early fall

Jasper’s outdoor Indigenous exhibit set opening early fall

The long-awaited Jasper Indigenous Exhibit will have its grand opening on the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8.
Parks Canada wants to replace fruit trees that attract bears in Jasper

Parks Canada wants to replace fruit trees that attract bears in Jasper

Jasper residents are being asked to replace non-native fruit trees that attract bears and create potential hazards.
Two motorists break through Jasper Icefield Parkway gates amid avalanche control work

Two motorists break through Jasper Icefield Parkway gates amid avalanche control work

"Somebody crashed the gate and came into what is actually an active blasting zone with the avalanche control work going on.”
Coal mine expansion near Hinton moving forward without permits

Coal mine expansion near Hinton moving forward without permits

The threatened bull trout might be in harm's way if Coalspur's Vista Coal Mine expansions proceed.
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