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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.

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587-336-6919
Email
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Recent Work by Scott

Alberta rainfall helps crews contain Fort McMurray wildfire

Alberta rainfall helps crews contain Fort McMurray wildfire

Just as the rain and cool weather helped keep wildfires at bay, a change to hot and dry weather can bring raging wildfires back, says Minister Todd Loewen.
‘Tis the tick season: Dog owners encouraged to watch out for ticks

‘Tis the tick season: Dog owners encouraged to watch out for ticks

The only ticks that have been recorded so far in Jasper National Park are the ones that do not carry Lyme Disease, but that could change at any time.
Fort Mac neighbourhoods evacuating to escape wildfire

Fort Mac neighbourhoods evacuating to escape wildfire

Calmer winds and cooler temps were expected to help wildland firefighters at the Fort Mac wildfire on Wednesday.
Helicopter transports guest stranded after wind shuts down Jasper SkyTram

Helicopter transports guest stranded after wind shuts down Jasper SkyTram

Winds will blow in the mountains and the SkyTram is always observant of what makes safe and unsafe conditions.
Precipitation helps stave off wildfires across Alberta

Precipitation helps stave off wildfires across Alberta

It is suspected that humans were the cause of more than 70% of this year's wildfires.
Trans Mountain pipeline expansion complete after years of delays

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion complete after years of delays

The final cost of the pipeline was five times higher than its original estimate.
Jasper’s dark sky tourism could help combat light pollution: researchers

Jasper’s dark sky tourism could help combat light pollution: researchers

The study could help change the festival and the festival-goers' experience.
Ongoing Alberta wildfire crews receive help from Mother Nature

Ongoing Alberta wildfire crews receive help from Mother Nature

Recent precipitation has helped, but Alberta isn't out of the woods yet when it comes to the wildfire threat.
Aerial artist performs against icy backdrop of Canadian Rockies in short film

Aerial artist performs against icy backdrop of Canadian Rockies in short film

Aerial artist's niche is performing in the frozen places of the Rocky Mountains in the middle of winter, so a typical performance takes place between -10 C and -15 C.
Eco groups worried about Alberta lobbying for coal mines in Rockies

Eco groups worried about Alberta lobbying for coal mines in Rockies

Premier Danielle Smith said that her government would abide the decision of the court to release the documents that the province had been stifling despite a FOIP request.
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