Library to open June 29

Library to open June 29

The Municipal Library and Cultural Centre will officially open its doors to the public on June 29. Over the past two weeks library staff and volunteers have been working hard to ge ...

Canada Post labour disruption looms

Canada Post labour disruption looms

Mail delivered by Canada Post could come to a grinding halt on July 2 if the crown corporation and the union representing its employees can’t reach a new contract agreement. The rh ...

Two charged for allegedly killing grizzly bear

Two charged for allegedly killing grizzly bear

UPDATED: Two men have been charged for allegedly killing a grizzly bear near Edson that was collared near the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge this spring, according to a spokesperson fo ...

Ice explorers involved in minor accident

Ice explorers involved in minor accident

Brewster was forced to temporarily suspend tours on the Athabasca Glacier for about four hours after three of its vehicles slid off an ice road, June 15. According to the company, ...

Farmers market season is here

Farmers market season is here

Fresh tomatoes, jars of jellies and all sorts of other handcrafted goods will be ripe for the picking when the Jasper Farmers Market returns for its sixth year, June 29. The market ...

Jasper celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Jasper celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Hundreds of people stopped by the information centre lawn to learn first hand about the Simpcw First Nations people, in honour of National Aboriginal Day, June 18. The national eve ...

Volunteer season kicks into high gear

Volunteer season kicks into high gear

The warm summer weather offers plenty of chances to get out and explore Jasper’s amazing landscapes and it’s also when the vast majority of Jasper’s volunteers hit the ground to im ...

Library to open June 29

The Municipal Library and Cultural Centre will officially open its doors to the public on June 29. Over the past two weeks library more ...

June 22, 2016

Students get wacky with alternative transportation

While it’s not unusual for the students of Jasper Elementary School and École Desrochers to hustle to school by foot or bike, many more ...

June 15, 2016

Time to celebrate new library

The wait is finally over. The persistent headlines about missed deadlines, blown budgets and construction blunders are now behind more ...

June 22, 2016

Farewell and thank you from Fort McMurray evacuee family

Our time in Jasper has come to an end. Staying in Jasper has been incredibly helpful during the Fort McMurray evacuation.  We are more ...

June 08, 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

    more ...

    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. 

    more ...

    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.

    more ...

    July 19, 2012

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