Standing easy at Jasper’s Legion

Standing easy at Jasper’s Legion

If there had been live music at Cheers we might still all know Norm’s name. In the face of adversity or perhaps because of it, Branch 31 of the Alberta NWT Command of the Royal Can ...

Community garden plots double since 2012

Community garden plots double since 2012

Jasper’s community garden is about to bust out of its first planter. Members of the five-year-old Jasper Local Food Society were told last week during the group’s AGM that the gard ...

S-Block parking proposal opposed by business

S-Block parking proposal opposed by business

At least one business owner is upset with the town’s proposal to create a new for-rent parking lot in the industrial area of town, also known as S-Block. Peter Medig, who has owned ...

PJ Day celebrates sixth year

PJ Day celebrates sixth year

It affects one in five people, yet the vast majority of people who suffer from an autoimmune disease don’t even know they have one. In an effort to raise awareness about autoimmune ...

Girls hockey tourney sets record

Girls hockey tourney sets record

Fifteen teams descended on Jasper last weekend, hitting the ice for what may have been the largest hockey tournament ever hosted in Jasper. The field was originally 16 teams but a ...

High school students showcase creative side

High school students showcase creative side

Arts students from Jasper Junior/Senior High School will get an opportunity to showcase their creative side during a three-day art exhibition hosted at the Jasper Art Gallery start ...

National Parks News: Update on infrastructure work

National Parks News: Update on infrastructure work

With an influx of visitors expected to visit Jasper National Park in 2017 Parks Canada has spent the past several months getting some of its most popular visitor attractions ready ...

Standing easy at Jasper’s Legion

If there had been live music at Cheers we might still all know Norm’s name. In the face of adversity or perhaps because of it, Bra more ...

February 22, 2017

Freeride ski team stomps the landing at provincial comps

The Jasper Freeride Ski Team proved they have what it takes to compete with the best of the best during two provincial mogul compe more ...

February 22, 2017

The legacy of the Man In Black lives on

It’d be a rare talent to bring one of the most iconic musical legends back from the dead, let alone with the same level of perform more ...

February 22, 2017

The localest Legion in the land

Normally forgetting to remove your headgear upon entering the clubhouse of any Royal Canadian Legion costs the offender a round fo more ...

February 22, 2017

Schaefer pleads with “thought police” for busking licence

Dear editor, Congratulations to the town of Jasper for shutting down the notorious Monika Schaefer once again. Her repellent views more ...

February 22, 2017
  • 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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