Tips and tricks to capture Jasper’s night sky

Tips and tricks to capture Jasper’s night sky

  The stars aligned when Ryan Bray moved to Jasper National Park. It was here that the Parks Canada videographer and photographer discovered his passion for dark sky photograp ...

Environmentalists worried paragliding in Jasper could affect endangered black swift

Environmentalists worried paragliding in Jasper could affect endangered black swift

Parks Canada’s recent approval of hang gliding and paragliding in Jasper National Park is raising concerns among birdwatchers and environmentalists about the impact these new activ ...

Local agency to offer overdose prevention program

Local agency to offer overdose prevention program

Following a rash of fentanyl overdoses in southern Alberta, the provincial government has announced plans to spend $300,000 on a province-wide program combatting the potentially de ...

Construction shortens inaugural Jasper Gran Fondo

Construction shortens inaugural Jasper Gran Fondo

Upgrades to Cavell Bridge will alter the proposed route for June’s inaugural Jasper Gran Fondo, as construction will not be completed in time for the June 13 race. Parks Canada ann ...

Mountain pine beetle spread slows: preliminary data shows

Mountain pine beetle spread slows: preliminary data shows

The mountain pine beetle continues to spread throughout Jasper National Park, but at a slower rate, according to preliminary information gathered by the Alberta government and Park ...

Baroque string ensemble perform at Jasper Anglican Church

Baroque string ensemble perform at Jasper Anglican Church

The sounds of violin, cello and harpsichord will reverberate through the Anglican Church, May 24, during its third annual spring concert with La Folia, a Baroque string ensemble fr ...

National Park News: Salamanders, frogs and toads…oh my!

National Park News: Salamanders, frogs and toads…oh my!

It is International Biodiversity Day on May 22 and Parks Canada staff and volunteers have been literally up to their knees (sometimes deeper!) in Jasper’s wetlands this spring, che ...

Jasper Ski Team wraps up season

The Jasper Ski Team completed its season with a final fun day on April 26. It included a speed course, as well as a dual slalom. R more ...

May 13, 2015

Species at Risk Act needs more teeth

Another of Jasper National Park’s species has made the dreaded list. The black swift—a bird that nests behind waterfalls and migra more ...

May 20, 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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