Local alpine guide hospitalized after accident

Local alpine guide hospitalized after accident

What began as a relatively routine ascent to the top of Pigeon Spire in Bugaboo Provincial Park, quickly turned into a fight between life and death for Ryan Titchener, one of Jaspe ...

Rock slide in the Tonquin Valley raises safety concerns

Rock slide in the Tonquin Valley raises safety concerns

A significant rock slide along the Astoria Trail has raised serious safety concerns for backcountry travellers heading into the Tonquin Valley. Shortly before noon on July 19, a se ...

JAG struggles to keep gallery open

JAG struggles to keep gallery open

After years of uncertainty, the struggle isn’t over for the Jasper Artists Guild (JAG), a volunteer art collective. On July 1, JAG was finally able to move into its new premises on ...

Valemount bike park boosts tourism

Valemount bike park boosts tourism

Valemount might be known for its sledding and waist deep powder, but the sleepy mountain community has quickly established itself as mountain biking destination thanks to a new net ...

Bikers and skateboarders vye for change

Bikers and skateboarders vye for change

The future development of a new skatepark and mountain bike park now rests in the hands of Parks Canada. The Jasper Skatepark Committee and the Jasper Park Cycling Association (JPC ...

Making a super hero: Fear of heights leads to soaring business success

Making a super hero: Fear of heights leads to soaring business success

Born and raised in Jasper, Darrel Bossert said he was practically bred for adventures. From an early age he had a hunger for thrills, from motorcycle racing to extreme gymnastics. ...

Jasperite raises $2,100 for school in Guatemala

Jasperite raises $2,100 for school in Guatemala

Packing a lunch for work day-in and day-out can be a pain, so when Jasper resident Donnelly Hart offered to deliver packed lunches to local businesses in town the response was imme ...

Local alpine guide hospitalized after accident

What began as a relatively routine ascent to the top of Pigeon Spire in Bugaboo Provincial Park, quickly turned into a fight betwe more ...

July 27, 2016

Provincial heartbreak

Taking a 17-1 record into the provincial tier one championship finals did not help the Jasper Peewee Bears clinch the championship more ...

July 27, 2016

Exploring women’s history in the Rockies

University of Alberta professor Colleen Skidmore has spent most of her career researching the history of Canadian photography from more ...

July 27, 2016

Bike park a no-brainer

There are very few summer activities as popular as mountain biking in Jasper National Park, yet when it comes to the two-wheeled s more ...

July 27, 2016

Bikes and bears don’t mix

Dear Editor: Three weeks ago Brad Treat tore around a sharp bend on a forest trail near his Montana home. The mountain biker and f more ...

July 27, 2016
  • Bikes and bears don’t mix

    Dear Editor: Three weeks ago Brad Treat tore around a sharp bend on a forest trail near his Montana home. The mountain biker and forest service employ more ...

    July 27, 2016
  • Veterans fought for freedom of expression

    Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read the article “Video Denying Holocaust Causes Uproar” about Monika Schaefer in the July 14 issue of the Fitzhugh more ...

    July 27, 2016
  • People are entitled to their opinions, but not their own facts

    Dear Editor: I worked at the Fitzhugh a number of years ago.  Periodically, I like to check back and see what’s going on in town.  Jasper is a terrifi more ...

    July 27, 2016
  • Recalling the Holocaust

    Dear Editor: My father, Raymond J. Brown, was a lieutenant with the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment, serving in the Netherlands and Germany at more ...

    July 20, 2016
  • Icefields Trail project a positive idea

    The recent announcement of federal funding dedicated toward the creation of a trail between the town of Jasper and the Columbia Icefields (possibly to more ...

    July 06, 2016
  • 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.

    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-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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