Maligne wildfire under control, road open

Maligne wildfire under control, road open

Sprouts of green grass have already begun to peek through the charred earth around Medicine Lake, less than two weeks after a wildfire burned nearly 1,000 hectares of land along th ...

Economic impact of Jasper wildfire a mixed bag for businesses

Economic impact of Jasper wildfire a mixed bag for businesses

The economic impact of the Excelsior Wildfire has been a tale of two stories for businesses in Jasper. The Maligne Canyon Restaurant lost about $80,000 after authorities closed Mal ...

Five years later: Remembering the Pyramid Stables explosion

Five years later: Remembering the Pyramid Stables explosion

Five years ago, Laura Park was trapped beneath the rubble of her home, thinking she was going to die. The Jasperite was one of 10 people rescued following an explosion in the Pyram ...

Parks knew about hazardous tree before it fell damaging two homes

Parks knew about hazardous tree before it fell damaging two homes

Residents in the west end of town are frustrated after a hazardous tree they reported to Parks Canada toppled over and damaged two houses during a powerful storm July 20. The tree ...

Day in the Life: Jasper’s trail crew

Day in the Life: Jasper’s trail crew

With 12,000 kms of trail, more than 2,000 structures and a backlog of projects that run off the page, maintaining Jasper National Park's trail system is no easy feat. Leading the c ...

Rival bike shops take top two spots in Canmore bike race

Rival bike shops take top two spots in Canmore bike race

The friendly rivalry between Source for Sports and Freewheel Cycle was alive and well as cyclists from both stores battled it out during the 24 Hours of Adrenalin relay race held i ...

Communities in Bloom judges heading to Jasper

Third time’s a charm. That’s what Jasper’s Communities in Bloom Committee is hoping as this year’s international judges roll into more ...

July 22, 2015

Jasper wildfire a good news story

On the front lines of a wildfire, you don’t necessarily expect to see smiling faces. But on July 20, as a fire crew from British C more ...

July 22, 2015
  • 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

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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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