Schaefer sued for defamation by former white supremacist

Schaefer sued for defamation by former white supremacist

A former white supremacist now dedicated to countering violent extremism recently filed a defamation lawsuit with the B.C. Supreme Court against Monika Schaefer, a local Holocaust ...

Feds invest $78 million more in infrastructure

Feds invest $78 million more in infrastructure

Just days before Jasper National Park held its annual park forum the federal government announced an additional $78 million in funding for various projects in Jasper National Park. ...

Jasper Folk Festival cancelled

Jasper Folk Festival cancelled

The 2017 edition of the Jasper Folk Music Festival has been cancelled. Organizers for the event confirmed the news in a press release on March 21. “As a group we are heartbroken to ...

Locals learn how to counteract opioid overdoses

Locals learn how to counteract opioid overdoses

The dangerous and often fatal drug called fentanyl might not be in Jasper yet, but that hasn’t stopped residents from learning how to counteract an opioid overdose. Last week more ...

Snowshoers recovered from deadly avalanche

Snowshoers recovered from deadly avalanche

The bodies of two snowshoers reported missing and presumed dead were recovered by Parks Canada, March 17. Visitor safety specialists completed their recovery operation about 20 min ...

Technology gives rise to new tools for wildlife disruption

Technology gives rise to new tools for wildlife disruption

As media outlets from around the world pounced on a story about poachers using technology to locate tagged animals earlier this month, another theme emerged: you don’t have to be a ...

Local hotel wins environmental award

Local hotel wins environmental award

When it comes to going green the biggest challenge isn’t time or money, it’s attitude. Just ask Michal Wasuita, owner of Pine Bungalows, who has been renovating and upgrading his p ...

New eateries debut at Icefield Centre in April

Big things are brewing for the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre. Now a part of the global travel brand Pursuit, Brewster Travel more ...

March 22, 2017

Barley Kings crowned in JHL Super Sunday final

The Barley Kings were crowned champions after vanquishing the Beavers in the Jasper Hockey League’s annual Super Sunday ‘A’ final more ...

March 22, 2017

The Beat: Ryedell goes solo

Time and time again, solo musicians fly the nest and while some see success, others fall flat on their face. Tanner Riedel is no s more ...

March 22, 2017

Infrastructure investment tops $376 million

For as long as Jasper has existed, blaming Parks Canada for the town’s woes has become part and parcel with living in our tiny mou more ...

March 22, 2017

Bike path contradicts management plan

Dear editor, They are at it again. In the March 9 issue of the Fitzhugh Parks Canada was still trotting out the same old misinform more ...

March 22, 2017
  • Bike path contradicts management plan

    Dear editor, They are at it again. In the March 9 issue of the Fitzhugh Parks Canada was still trotting out the same old misinformation about the Jasp more ...

    March 22, 2017
  • Kudos to Parks for denying film permit

    Dear editor, “You don’t always have to make great representations of Native people. We’re not asking for that. We’re not asking to be nobles, or right more ...

    March 15, 2017
  • Schaefer should apologize

    Dear editor, As we approach the 100th anniversary of Canada’s involvement with the “creeping barrage” military victory at Vimy Ridge between April 9 t more ...

    March 15, 2017
  • Tour of Alberta is a boon for Jaspe

    Re: Editorial on March 9 Dear editor, I believe a newspaper should unite, work together with their community and come up with solutions to mutual prob more ...

    March 15, 2017
  • Free speech has limitations

    Dear editor, I see again that Monika Schaefer is once again claiming free speech for an opportunity to spout her hatred of people of the Jewish faith. more ...

    March 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.

    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.

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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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