Jasper RCMP, Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Jasper, and Parks Canada an­nounce new RCMP hous­ing

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

Jasper RCMP mem­bers will have new hous­ing de­vel­oped along­side the con­struc­tion of the new Jasper RCMP De­tach­ment slated to be­gin con­struc­tion in 2019.

Con­struc­tion is to be­gin on a du­plex in 2019, lo­cated on va­cant land north of the Sawridge Inn. The hous­ing will af­ford more space and sep­a­ra­tion from work then the bar­racks at­tached to the cur­rent RCMP De­tach­ment. A sec­ond du­plex is planned to be built shortly there­after.

“The ad­di­tion of two new du­plexes to our com­mu­nity hous­ing in­ven­tory is ex­cel­lent news” says Jasper Mayor Richard Ire­land. “As a na­tional park com­mu­nity set within a fixed mu­nic­i­pal bound­ary, hous­ing is a real chal­lenge. We com­mend the RCMP for rec­og­niz­ing our needs and com­ing to the ta­ble with a so­lu­tion that works in the com­mu­nity’s best in­ter­est.”

The new space will be able to ac­com­mo­date four RCMP mem­bers dur­ing their post­ing’s at Jasper De­tach­ment.

“Parks Canada places great value on our on­go­ing part­ner­ship and col­lab­o­ra­tion with the RCMP in Jasper, added Jasper Na­tional Park Su­per­in­ten­dent Alan Fehr. This new de­tach­ment fa­cil­ity will en­sure this part­ner­ship will con­tinue in this spe­cial place for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

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