Media coverage surrounding the privatization of the Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park has been steady over the past several weeks. We've compiled the main articles for an overview of the issue.
*Note: This is not a comprehensive listing and will be updated on an ongoing basis. Submit a media clipping to be included in the listing.
- Opposition to hot spring privatization
January 24, 2013, FFWD Calgary
"Opposition to Parks Canada’s plan to turn its hot springs over to private operations is growing. Marianne Hladun, vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) Prairie region, says no one at a recent town hall meeting in Jasper supported the scheme..."
- Parks Canada seeks private operator for hot springs
January 16, 2013, Hinton Parklander
"Parks Canada is preparing to begin its search for an external operator for Miette Hot Springs..."
- Jasper employees, citizens voice concerns over privatization of hot springs
January 10, 2013, Global Edmonton
"Parks Canada is currently in the process of handing over operations of a popular Jasper tourist attraction to the private sector. However, not everyone is happy with the move..."
- Jasper residents concerned over gov’t plans to privatize hot springs in national parks
January 10, 2013, CTV Edmonton
"Jasper residents along with nation-wide unions are voicing their concerns over the federal government’s plans to privatize Miette Hot Springs, in addition to two other similar facilities in the Canadian Rockies..."
- Jasper park employees worry about privatized hot springs
January 10, 2013, CBC Edmonton
"Employees of the Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park are worried entrance fees will rise or standards will fall after the federal government sold the pool to a private..."
- Oppositionà la privatisation des sources thermales des parcs nationaux
January 10, 2013, Radio-Canada.ca
"Des employés du Parc national de Jasper et des résidents de la région s'organisent pour empêcher la privatisation des sources thermales de Miette et de Banff en Alberta ainsi que de Radium en Colombie-Britannique..."
- Union hosts town hall meeting in Jasper about sale of hot springs
January 9, 2013, Metro Edmonton
"The union representing employees at Parks Canada’s hot springs expected 100 people to attend a Wednesday night meeting on the privatization of Miette Hot Springs..."
- Opposition persists to hot spring privatization plans
January 9, 2013, Metro Calgary
"Parks Canada’s plan to privatize its hot springs continues to be controversial in Alberta’s mountain parks, particularly Jasper..."