Paragliders to share Jasper’s skies

Paragliders to share Jasper’s skies

Soon paragliders and hang gliders will experience Jasper National Park’s spectacular mountain vistas from a bird’s eye view, following Parks Canada’s recent approval of guidelines ...

Rosendahl elected MLA; NDP win majority

Rosendahl elected MLA; NDP win majority

West Yellowhead’s NDP candidate, Eric Rosendahl and the New Democratic Party did the impossible May 5, clinching enough seats to form a majority government in Alberta and ending th ...

Tour of Alberta takes cyclists to Miette Hot Springs

Tour of Alberta takes cyclists to Miette Hot Springs

After pedalling a gruelling 165 kms from Grande Cache, Tour of Alberta cyclists will test their endurance with a 17-km hill climb to the top of Miette Road, Sept. 4. Last week, the ...

Sidewalk seating to hit Jasper streets

Sidewalk seating to hit Jasper streets

Jasper’s sidewalks will see patio seating this summer, as long as eligible restauranteurs complete their permit applications and obtain the appropriate insurance. Parks Canada appr ...

Contaminated sites offer stark reminder of Jasper’s past

Contaminated sites offer stark reminder of Jasper’s past

Living in a national park it can be easy to forget that people have a lasting impact on the environment, even decades down the road. Those impacts are especially stark when you con ...

Bull trout threatened, could be listed as species at risk

Bull trout threatened, could be listed as species at risk

Alberta’s provincial fish could soon join the ranks of Woodland Caribou and hundreds of other plants and animals across Canada listed under the Species at Risk Act. Public consulta ...

National Park News: Explore your backyard, explore your park

National Park News: Explore your backyard, explore your park

With the exception of a few sporadic snow storms, spring arrived early this year in Jasper National Park. Robins were spotted in mid-March, spring buds were welcomed in April and t ...

Rotarians receive recognition in Jasper

Two of Jasper’s long-time Rotarians were recognized for their contributions to the humanitarian organization May 5. Bob Dowling an more ...

May 06, 2015

Marmot ends season in style

About 40 people ditched their skis and boards and jumped on a fat bike during Marmot Basin’s second annual dual slalom/fat bike ra more ...

May 06, 2015

Red Haven to play Jasper not once, but twice

The melodic sounds of gypsy jazz and indie pop are about to become a lot more familiar after Vancouver’s Red Haven makes not only more ...

May 06, 2015

Albertans voices heard in May 5 election

West Yellowhead, like most of the province, joined the orange wave, May 5, electing Eric Rosendahl to the legislative assembly. It more ...

May 06, 2015

“Canadians are not lazy”

Dear Editor, I’m not pleased about MP Jim Eglinski’s comment “don’t expect changes to the foreign worker program.” The federal Con more ...

April 22, 2015
  • 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.

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    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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