Damota, Kelleher-Empey return to Jasper council

Damota, Kelleher-Empey return to Jasper council

Unofficial vote counts posted by the Municipality of Jasper show the only two incumbents atop the 15-candidate race with four newcomers joining them. Incumbents Helen Kelleher-Empe ...

Wacko wonders why Wall was punished by press

Wacko wonders why Wall was punished by press

Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca And just like that, it was over. At its Oct. 10 Committee of the Whole meeting, council left time to say its goodbyes and closing remarks. Most ...

Simpcw Chief responds to backlash after hunt in Jasper National Park

Simpcw Chief responds to backlash after hunt in Jasper National Park

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Simpcw First Nation Chief Nathan Matthew credited Parks Canada and Jasper residents for their reconciliation efforts with one of the region’ ...

Parks closure east of Snaring River for traditional hunt

Parks closure east of Snaring River for traditional hunt

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Parks Canada will be closing the Snaring River area for a week as it allows the Simpcw First Nation to hold a traditional harvest. The Simpc ...

GoFundMe for Calla Medig raises $20,000 overnight

GoFundMe for Calla Medig raises $20,000 overnight

A GoFundMe page set up for the family of Calla Medig raised $20,000 literally overnight. About 260 people donated more than $20,800 of the $22,000 goal in less than 24 hours. Medig ...

RCMP issue sketch of Jasper abduction suspect

RCMP issue sketch of Jasper abduction suspect

Jasper RCMP are releasing a composite sketch requesting the public’s assistance to identify a male suspect who approached a student on her way to school and offered her a ride last ...

Alberta couple wins entire $60M Lotto MAX

Alberta couple wins entire $60M Lotto MAX

A couple from Yellowhead County just won the largest lottery prize ever doled out in Wild Rose Country. Brett McCoy and Robin Walker won $60 million on the September 22 LOTTO MAX d ...

Damota, Kelleher-Empey return to Jasper council

Unofficial vote counts posted by the Municipality of Jasper show the only two incumbents atop the 15-candidate race with four newc more ...

October 17, 2017

Foggy Friday frames fat fundraiser at Fairmont

When it rains, it pours. So it did at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s golf course as 156 duffers set out to raise some money for more ...

September 14, 2017

Water flowing underground

  A series of fortunate events has the crew here on the second floor at 626 Connaught reflecting like a solar eclipse on the more ...

August 25, 2017

The ride that keeps on giving

Residents at Alpine Summit Senior’s Lodge may be jetting around Jasper a lot more often. Organizers of this year’s Jasper Motorcyc more ...

September 26, 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.

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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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