Col. Chris Hadfield celebrates dark skies in Jasper

Col. Chris Hadfield celebrates dark skies in Jasper

For someone who spent 146 days as far removed from humanity as is currently  possible, Chris Hadfield is remarkably relatable. Maybe it’s the moustache, that beacon of trust and go ...

Jasper youth rally for skate park revamp

Jasper youth rally for skate park revamp

A group of teenagers is working together to create a proposal for a custom, site-built concrete skate park for Jasper. As of last week the group hadn’t come up with a name for itse ...

Meet the candidates for Yellowhead MP

Meet the candidates for Yellowhead MP

In less than three weeks Yellowhead voters will head to the polls, to pick a replacement for the riding’s recently departed, long-time representative, Rob Merrifield. Four candidat ...

Tourism Jasper gives snow battle the boot

Tourism Jasper gives snow battle the boot

The annual Canadian Rockies Snow Battle is cancelled, leaving snowball fights to the kids this winter. The event, which has taken place each November for the past two years, was ni ...

Jasperites conquer Grand Canyon run

Jasperites conquer Grand Canyon run

A decade from now, Wendy Copp will still remember the sun rising over the Grand Canyon. The image is burned into her brain, after she and two other Jasperites—Kim Stark and Mike D’ ...

The saga of Ross Neilsen

The saga of Ross Neilsen

It’s been a tough slog for Ross Neilsen—a really tough slog, actually. But the way the blues rocker talks about his career—with an almost jovial matter-of-factness—it’s easy to for ...

JNP continues to improve winter offer

JNP continues to improve winter offer

Jasper National Park receives more than two million visitors a year. The good news for winter-lovers is that only 20 per cent of visitors come between November and April. Until rec ...

Little White Church lives on

In 1911, before Jasper was even called Jasper, a young reverend named David Simpson sat in a pool hall, meeting with a small group more ...

August 27, 2014

Col. Chris Hadfield celebrates dark skies in Jasper

For someone who spent 146 days as far removed from humanity as is currently  possible, Chris Hadfield is remarkably relatable. May more ...

October 29, 2014

Jasper Atom Bears spell hockey with a ‘d’

When I sit in the stands amongst the parents, watching the game, my notes are filled with the details of goals scored, penalties t more ...

October 29, 2014

Jasper Dark Sky Festival recap

Jasper’s dark sky was the star of the show last weekend. People from far and wide travelled to the park just for it—well, it and C more ...

October 29, 2014

Skate parks fills a need

For a town its size, Jasper offers a surprising number of recreational opportunities to its youth. To name just a few, the communi more ...

October 29, 2014
  • On the subject of everyday heroes

    Dear Editor, Sorry to hear your website was under assault last week. The article on Christopher Bollyn would have generated lively debate in your comm more ...

    October 29, 2014
  • Inspiration for space exploration

    Dear Editor, I wasn’t sure what to expect before attending the two-hour presentation with Jay Ingram and Chris Hadfield this past weekend, but when th more ...

    October 29, 2014
  • Clean up after your pooch

    Dear Editor, Is leaving your full poo-doggie-bags on town trails, benches, rocks and sidewalks a new trend in our beautiful park? Be responsible and d more ...

    October 22, 2014
  • Don’t pass the buck on tough decisions

    Dear Editor, I was somewhat alarmed when reading the article in last week’s Fitzhugh whereby council decided not to make a decision regarding the rode more ...

    October 22, 2014
  • If you ask for feedback, listen

    Dear Editor, I recently attended the Parks Forum at the activity centre. Participants were given an update of the past year, an overview of pressures more ...

    October 22, 2014
  • 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 Alb 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 certai 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 aca 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 la more ...

    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- more ...

    July 19, 2012

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