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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

Conservationists say Alberta’s parks plan puts fun before environment

Conservationists say Alberta’s parks plan puts fun before environment

More parks are a good idea, says Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society director, but more needs to be done to protect the environment.
After being relocated, grizzly family returns to Jasper area

After being relocated, grizzly family returns to Jasper area

Lac Beauvert can be reached by foot or by bicycle, but not by car as a grizzly family has returned to the area
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.
Photo challenge taking submissions of Canadians favorite lakes

Photo challenge taking submissions of Canadians favorite lakes

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 in Jasper with all the wild animals around

How to stay safe in Jasper with all the wild animals around

Human wildife co-existence specialist gives tips on how to avoid interactions with bears and elk in Alberta
Jasper National Park visitation increases 20% over past decade

Jasper National Park visitation increases 20% over past decade

The problem with being a popular park is that all those people are becoming tougher and tougher to manage. Parks Canada is asking the public for their input for a new Visitor Use Management Plan.
Eco groups say conservation agreements failing Alberta's caribou

Eco groups say conservation agreements failing Alberta's caribou

“Habitat destruction is still occurring. And in fact, in both Alberta and Ontario, caribou are continuing to decline.”
Via Rail plan aims to streamline passenger rail’s place in Canada’s future

Via Rail plan aims to streamline passenger rail’s place in Canada’s future

Via Rail's five-year strategic plan aims to place the Crown Corporation as a best-in-class operator across the continent.
Work continues to restore damaged Berg Lake Trail at Mount Robson

Work continues to restore damaged Berg Lake Trail at Mount Robson

The restoration and repair work involves new bridges and some upgrades to the trail as well as camping and picnic sites.
Indigenous-led program works to prevent caribou deaths on Highway 40

Indigenous-led program works to prevent caribou deaths on Highway 40

Highway 40 is Alberta's deadliest highway for caribou.
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