Prescribed burns planned near east gate

Prescribed burns planned near east gate

  Parks Canada intends to carry out prescribed burns near the east gate before the end of the month. As part of preparations for prescribed burning operations at Fiddle River ...

Avalanche control on Maligne Lake Road Friday

Avalanche control on Maligne Lake Road Friday

Maligne Lake Road in Jasper National Park will be closed along the shore of Medicine Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday (Dec. 15) for avalanche control work along the Medicine ...

Edmonton man arrested in Jasper National Park with guns

Edmonton man arrested in Jasper National Park with guns

An Edmonton man was charged with impaired driving and firearms offenses after a hit-and-run in Jasper National Park on Sunday. James Nicholas Percy, 35, was arrested on Highway 16 ...

Hatto returns from ‘Hazel’s Helper’ hike

Hatto returns from ‘Hazel’s Helper’ hike

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Having hiked some  600 kilometres around the United Kingdom’s South West Coast Path, Hazel’s Helper has returned home to Jasper. Calling his ...

Oil runs dry: no prospects camp in ‘18

Oil runs dry: no prospects camp in ‘18

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Edmonton Oilers Summer Prospect Camp, which has become a staple in the Jasper community, will not return in 2018. “Plans for development ...

Bearcats diggin’ home cookin’

Bearcats diggin’ home cookin’

by John Wilmshurst | special to the Fitzhugh Last weekend the Jasper Bantam Bearcats hosted an A-list of seven teams from Edmonton and area in their home tournament. Tournaments ar ...

Museum plans Mountjoy rock garden

Museum plans Mountjoy rock garden

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Adding to its own history, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum has unveiled its donor wall. But the biggest news might be the addition of a brand n ...

Prescribed burns planned near east gate

  Parks Canada intends to carry out prescribed burns near the east gate before the end of the month. As part of preparations more ...

December 12, 2017

Bearcats diggin’ home cookin’

by John Wilmshurst | special to the Fitzhugh Last weekend the Jasper Bantam Bearcats hosted an A-list of seven teams from Edmonton more ...

December 08, 2017

Manger danger! Jasper 2017 Christmas show

  As many as 25 performers plus a supporting cast of at least another half baker’s staged an epic Christmas show to remember more ...

December 08, 2017

Water flowing underground

  A series of fortunate events has the crew here on the second floor at 626 Connaught reflecting like a solar eclipse on the more ...

August 25, 2017

Hatto returns from ‘Hazel’s Helper’ hike

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Having hiked some  600 kilometres around the United Kingdom’s South West Coast Path, Hazel more ...

December 08, 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.

    more ...

    July 19, 2012

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