Edson Airport gets green light to become commercial airport

Edson Airport gets green light to become commercial airport

Commercial airlines could soon be landing at the Edson Airport after the federal government approved new regulations that will allow it to operate as a commercial airport. The new ...

Parks criticized over Marmot Basin caribou report

Parks criticized over Marmot Basin caribou report

Parks Canada is defending itself after a news report surfaced last week that accused the agency of ignoring a scientific report critical of future development plans at Marmot Basin ...

Man receives $1,000 fine for feeding bear in Jasper park

Man receives $1,000 fine for feeding bear in Jasper park

A 42-year-old Quebec man was fined $1,000, July 23, after pleading guilty to feeding a black bear in Jasper National Park. On May 25, Eric Jasmin pulled over to the side of the roa ...

Service at Mount Edith Cavell to commemorate its namesake

Service at Mount Edith Cavell to commemorate its namesake

One hundred years ago, Edith Cavell was arrested in Belgium. Her crime: treason. Her punishment: death. After saving the lives of hundreds of soldiers fighting in the First World W ...

Jasper Park Lodge celebrates its centennial anniversary

Jasper Park Lodge celebrates its centennial anniversary

Over the past century, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has evolved from a tent city to the sprawling world-class hotel and golf course that has become a quintessential part of the J ...

Jasper Legion receives deferral of property taxes

Jasper Legion receives deferral of property taxes

The municipality has deferred collection of property tax payments from the Jasper Legion, while it investigates whether or not the struggling non-profit organization is eligible fo ...

National Park News: Tips for protecting people and wildlife

National Park News: Tips for protecting people and wildlife

One of Jasper National Park’s greatest treasures is its wildlife. From caribou, elk, moose, bighorn sheep to grizzly and black bears, cougars, wolves, and wolverines, wildlife view ...

Mayor supports the arts, adds title to annual awards

After garnering the support of council, Jasper’s annual arts awards have been redubbed the Mayor’s Night for Raven About the Arts. more ...

July 29, 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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