Budget increases for library project

Budget increases for library project

The budget for the library and cultural centre increased to $9 million, July 15, and will most likely reach $9.5 million before the project is complete. The latest increase was app ...

Parks forced to kill two bears

Parks forced to kill two bears

On July 8, a black bear ripped open the side of a tent trailer to get to some hot dog buns at Wabasso Campground. That same day, another plunked itself on the side of the Valley of ...

Jasperites throw down at 24 Hours of Adrenalin

Jasperites throw down at 24 Hours of Adrenalin

Jasperites cleaned up at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin bike race in Canmore July 19-20, snatching several podium finishes in a slew of different categories. Ryan “Corporal Punishment” ...

Multi-purpose space proposed for exchange lands

Multi-purpose space proposed for exchange lands

Demolition of the old high school is imminent, as the contractor looks to remediate the land it sits on well ahead of its December 2015 deadline. That means council has to agree on ...

Jasper in bloom

Jasper in bloom

Communities in Bloom Week kicks off, July 27, just in time for judgement day. The following day, Lucie Gagné and Piet Boersma—judges in the international Communities in Bloom (CiB) ...

Swimming through the years

Swimming through the years

The Jasper Aquatic Centre may be celebrating its 25th anniversary, but the history surrounding the big glass building reaches much further into the past. It begins in 1948, when Pa ...

NATIONAL PARK NEWS: July 24, 2014

NATIONAL PARK NEWS: July 24, 2014

Can you name that weed? This crew can! Jasper National Park is thrilled to welcome this year’s Vegetation Restoration crew. With this enthusiastic group of 16 students, invasive pl ...

Swimming through the years

The Jasper Aquatic Centre may be celebrating its 25th anniversary, but the history surrounding the big glass building reaches much further into the past. It begins in 1948, when Parks Canada built a 50-metre outdoor swimming pool. For 36 years it ran that pool, and during that time an aquatic society, competi more ...

July 23, 2014 (0) comments

Keep your food to yourself

A fed bear is a dead bear. It's a saying we've heard a million times, but—yet again—it's been proven true in Jasper National Park. Earlier this month, Parks Canada was forced to destroy two black bears after they became habituated to human interaction and food. The bears, one on the Valley of the Five Lakes t more ...

July 23, 2014 (0) comments

Jasperites throw down at 24 Hours of Adrenalin

Jasperites cleaned up at the 24 Hours of Adrenalin bike race in Canmore July 19-20, snatching several podium finishes in a slew of different categories. Ryan “Corporal Punishment” Gardiner was the town’s star this year, winning in the solo male under-40 category. On his way to nabbing the yellow jersey, Gardi more ...

July 23, 2014 (0) comments

Wet and wild weekend

As they always say in the Rockies, “if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.” That saying most certainly proved itself true last weekend, as music lovers gathered at Entrance Ranch for the seventh annual Wild Mountain Music Festival, and fortunately, almost everyone came prepared. As the rain poured more ...

July 23, 2014 (0) comments

Keep your food to yourself

A fed bear is a dead bear. It's a saying we've heard a million times, but—yet again—it's been proven true in Jasper National Park. Earlier this month, Parks Canada was forced to destroy two black bears after they became habituated to human interaction and food. The bears, one on the Valley of the Five Lakes t more ...

July 23, 2014 (0) comments
  • Keep your food to yourself

    A fed bear is a dead bear. It's a saying we've heard a million times, but—yet again—it's been proven true in Jasper National Park. Earlier this month, more ...

    July 23, 2014
  • Creating a foundation on the road

    After four years cycling around the world with his twin seven-year-old sons in tow, Kim—a South Korean university professor—has learned a few importan more ...

    July 23, 2014
  • Celebration of parks

    “Imagine walking around with a big toenail on your head.” That’s how Parks Canada interpreter Nathan Heidecke described the life of a bighorn sheep, e more ...

    July 23, 2014
  • COUNCIL BRIEFS: July 15, 2014

    Under budget, over budget With three out of four of its capital projects coming in under budget and one coming in well over, the operations department more ...

    July 23, 2014
  • ‘Last kick at the can’ for Reuse-It Centre

    The Reuse-It Centre will close its doors in September unless another non-profit group steps up to take over its operations. Janet Cooper, the town’s e more ...

    July 23, 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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