Municipality sees spike in illegal camping

Municipality sees spike in illegal camping

The number of people illegally camping in town is on the rise leading to a spike in tickets, according to Jasper’s bylaw department. Since June bylaw officers have been handing out ...

Municipality considers public parking fees

Municipality considers public parking fees

With parking at a premium and the municipality in need of additional revenue sources, administration would like visitors to pay for parking in municipal parking lots. Dave Osborne, ...

Two hoteliers looking to expand

Two hoteliers looking to expand

Mountain Park Lodges (MPL) and the Jasper Downtown Hostel want to expand. MPL wants to build a new hotel at 78 Connaught Dr.—the site of the old Esso gas station. The company appli ...

Garbage and illegal campers frequent old Shell station

Garbage and illegal campers frequent old Shell station

The site of the oldest Shell Canada gas station in Alberta is more of an eyesore and a nuisance than a historical landmark. After 77-years in business, the Shell gas station, locat ...

Municipality loosens taxi restrictions

Municipality loosens taxi restrictions

Taxis will now be able to pickup and drop off passengers anywhere in town after 9 p.m. Municipal council adjusted the rules governing taxis when it revised the town’s traffic safet ...

Parks releases Mountain Pine Beetle plan

Parks releases Mountain Pine Beetle plan

After months of speculation Parks Canada finally released its mountain pine beetle management plan for Jasper National Park, Aug. 15. The 23-page plan includes several strategies t ...

New amphitheatre coming to Whistlers Campground

New amphitheatre coming to Whistlers Campground

As the summer starts to wind down, Parks Canada staff in Jasper National Park are already planning ahead for next summer with new investments that create memorable experiences for ...

Municipality sees spike in illegal camping

The number of people illegally camping in town is on the rise leading to a spike in tickets, according to Jasper’s bylaw departmen more ...

August 24, 2016

Jasperites take Black Spur Ultra

Having competed in physically demanding challenges like the Canadian Death Race, Sinister 7 and the Meet Your Maker Ultra, it’s no more ...

August 24, 2016

Robson Valley Music Festival

Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Dunster, B.C., hundreds of people gathered for the 12th annual Robson Valley Music Festival, Aug. 12 more ...

August 17, 2016

Jasper is full

Jasper often likes to think of itself as a quiet, mountain town, blissfully living in coexistence with tourists, but the reality i more ...

August 24, 2016

Take a deep breath and get real

Dear editor: I am taken aback at the reaction to Monika Schaefer’s  video regarding the Holocaust. This is obviously a touchy subj more ...

August 17, 2016
  • Take a deep breath and get real

    Dear editor: I am taken aback at the reaction to Monika Schaefer’s  video regarding the Holocaust. This is obviously a touchy subject, however Monika more ...

    August 17, 2016
  • Bipedal animals support proposed bike trial

    Dear Editor, Cycling on any roadway produces anxiety in bipedal animals as we worry about getting clipped by a car, bus or garbage truck. In Jasper th more ...

    August 10, 2016
  • I will speak out

    Dear Editor, I feel compelled to write a response to Paul Fromm, a “notorious white supremacist” who says I am a disgrace. I am proud of the work I do more ...

    August 03, 2016
  • Bikes and bears don’t mix

    Dear Editor: Three weeks ago Brad Treat tore around a sharp bend on a forest trail near his Montana home. The mountain biker and forest service employ more ...

    July 27, 2016
  • Veterans fought for freedom of expression

    Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read the article “Video Denying Holocaust Causes Uproar” about Monika Schaefer in the July 14 issue of the Fitzhugh more ...

    July 27, 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.

    more ...

    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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