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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Jasper Council expresses condolences to victims of the Columbia Icefield incident

Municipality of Jasper

A message from the Mayor 

I wish to take a moment on behalf of Council, the Municipality of Jasper and the community to express our deepest condolences to all those who lost family members and loved ones in the recent tragedy at the Columbia Icefield, and to offer our heartfelt sympathy and best wishes for recovery to those who suffered injuries, and to their families. 

It has been a devastating tragedy for those involved, with repercussions felt broadly in our small community. I extend sympathy to members of the Pursuit family, many of whom are our friends and neighbours, as they too will struggle with the emotional impact of the event. 

I take this opportunity to also express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the first responders from all agencies from our community and from other communities — all of whom deployed themselves with the urgency, skill, care, compassion and professionalism demanded by the circumstances. We thank you all. 

Richard Ireland
Municipality of Jasper 

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