Federal NDP criticize proposed trail

Federal NDP criticize proposed trail

The federal NDP is the latest group to criticize a $65.9-million proposal to build a paved multi-use trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield. On July 13, NDP national parks crit ...

Rent collection deferred for art groups

Rent collection deferred for art groups

Two local arts groups won’t have to pay rent for at least the next six months, after council directed administration to defer collecting rent from the two groups until administrati ...

The healing properties of horses

The healing properties of horses

Connie Tiesenhausen has never seen her 11-year-old daughter light up the way she does when she hops onto the saddle of a horse. Bella Tiesenhausen is one of 10 children and youth w ...

Muni launches fruit exchange program

Muni launches fruit exchange program

In an attempt to keep bears and other wildlife out of town this fall, the municipality, Parks Canada and the Jasper Local Food Society have teamed up to create the Jasper Fruit Sha ...

Cory Wallace beats the odds

Cory Wallace beats the odds

From flat tires to stubborn mechanical issues, Jasper’s Cory Wallace beat the odds to take home the top spot during the B.C. Bike Race, July 7 to 13. Considered one of the world’s ...

Jasper celebrates Parks Day

Jasper celebrates Parks Day

Crowds of people packed the park, July 16, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Parks Day. The event saw hundreds of visitors descend on the information centre lawn, where the Frie ...

National Park News: Infrastructure at Mount Edith Cavell and Valley of the Five Lakes

National Park News: Infrastructure at Mount Edith Cavell and Valley of the Five Lakes

Parks Canada is investing millions in the rehabilitation of Jasper National Park’s trails, campgrounds, and heritage buildings, as well as its highways and bridges. This unpreceden ...

Federal NDP criticize proposed trail

The federal NDP is the latest group to criticize a $65.9-million proposal to build a paved multi-use trail from Jasper to the Colu more ...

July 20, 2016

Teens shine at Alberta Summer Games

Two local teenagers put Jasper on the map last weekend, walking away with victories during the Alberta Summer Games held in Leduc, more ...

July 20, 2016

Festival season in full swing

The hills were alive as hundreds of music lovers gathered for three days of whimsical tenting bliss at Hinton’s Wild Mountain Musi more ...

July 20, 2016

Additional revenue key to Jasper’s future

Almost 15 years ago to the day Jasper residents made a choice that would forever change the direction of our tiny mountain communi more ...

July 20, 2016

Recalling the Holocaust

Dear Editor: My father, Raymond J. Brown, was a lieutenant with the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment, serving in the Netherl more ...

July 20, 2016
  • From the new guy

    It was about 20 years ago that I first encountered Jasper. Back then I was a tourist enjoying one of my first exciting excursions through Northern Alberta and British Columbia. Engraved in my mind is the indelible memory of riding the Jasper Tramway. I remember being in awe of the breathtaking scenery. I vividly remember the mountains, the river, and the unique configuration of the town-site.

    more ...

    August 16, 2012
  • A Few final words

    Before I spill the things 

    I mean to hide away

    or gouge my eyes with platitudes of sentiment,

    I’ll drown the urge for permanence and certainty,

    crouch down and scrawl my 

    name with yours in wet cement.


    – Sounds Familiar by the Weakerthans

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    August 08, 2012
  • Government jargon limits accessibility

    In journalism school, you’re taught to write at a Grade 8 level.

    That’s not to say journalists are incapable of using or understanding academic language. In fact, many, and I’d even go so far as to say most, journalists are highly educated people. 

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    August 01, 2012
  • Natural beauty right under our noses

    Like most people, a big part of what attracted me to Jasper was the natural beauty of this place. Exploring the rugged mountains, the crystal-clear lakes, and the vast forests is an awe-inspiring experience.

    Personally, I prefer the mountains in the winter but in the past few weeks it has been nice to see the variety of wildflowers blooming in the valley and up in alpine meadows. While hiking along any of Jasper’s trails, you can’t help but notice the splash of colour they add to the landscape.

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    July 25, 2012
  • Parks interpreter produces rare kayak video

    The unusually high water in Jasper in the past few weeks may have created problems for motorists and campers, but for kayakers it created a once-in-a-decade opportunity.

    An exhilarating route known as “Excalibur” follows the outflow of Medicine Lake and enjoys an almost mythical status in the kayaking community, as it so rarely exists.

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    July 19, 2012

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