Senior shaken by phone scam

Senior shaken by phone scam

Evelyn Clarke picked up the phone. It was Friday evening, around 5 p.m. Her call display said it was a private number, but she was expecting a call from a friend whose number never ...

Campbell promoted to keeper of the coffers

Campbell promoted to keeper of the coffers

West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell is Alberta’s new finance minister. Premier Jim Prentice, who recently won the PC leadership vote, promoted Campbell Sept. 15 when he announced hi ...

Three days of folk

Three days of folk

On Sunday afternoon, music magic took place in Centennial Park. As festival-goers sprawled out on the field, taking in the sunshine, the mountains and the moment, a group of musici ...

State of the park: bite-sized edition

State of the park: bite-sized edition

Jasper’s business community received a sneak preview of Supt. Greg Fenton’s annual park report, Sept. 9, during a general meeting of the Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce. A similar ...

Jasperites tee off for charity

Jasperites tee off for charity

Frigid temperatures and pouring rain couldn’t keep Jasper’s hearty souls off the golf course, Sept. 12. In fact, they showed up in droves, with a 156 people hitting the links that ...

Culture Days comes to Jasper

Culture Days comes to Jasper

“There’s music in the streets!” Marianne Garrah exclaimed. The organizer of Jasper’s Culture Days was talking about this year’s celebrations. Just like in previous years, this Sept ...

National Park News: Sept. 18, 2014

National Park News: Sept. 18, 2014

This Sunday, Sept. 21, all local residents and visitors are invited to an open house at the Jasper National Park Information Centre. Stop by between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to celebrate ...

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 of worshippers. What was then the town of Fitzhugh was barely a town—with few buildings that weren’t tents and a not much more than a whole lot of mud—but residents still wanted a more ...

August 27, 2014 (0) comments

Legislation murky on Legion tax exemption

The Jasper Legion is requesting it be exempt from municipal taxes—as well as provincial school taxes—in an attempt to cut costs and keep its doors open. Although a seemingly straight forward request—especially considering the Legions in both Banff and Hinton enjoy such exemptions—the issue is more complicated more ...

September 17, 2014 (0) comments

Jasperites tee off for charity

Frigid temperatures and pouring rain couldn’t keep Jasper’s hearty souls off the golf course, Sept. 12. In fact, they showed up in droves, with a 156 people hitting the links that morning, all in the name of charity. The sixth annual Jasper Victims Services Charity Golf Tournament is the non-profit organizati more ...

September 17, 2014 (0) comments

Reel Lives: Filmaker Profile

Like most filmmakers, Kalli Paakspuu was exposed to film at an early age. Her father had an old 8mm camera, and she can still remember him setting up a projector to screen home movies. In an interview Sept. 10 she said when you grow up with film it “just becomes part of the communication that you have.” But w more ...

September 17, 2014 (0) comments

Hang up on scammers

At least twice a day the Fitzhugh office receives a call informing us that we have won a prize. It’s almost always an audio recording and, without a doubt, there is always an awkward pause before the recording begins, leaving us to question whether anyone’s there at all. “Hello?” we call into the phone. “Hell more ...

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  • Legislation murky on Legion tax exemption

    The Jasper Legion is requesting it be exempt from municipal taxes—as well as provincial school taxes—in an attempt to cut costs and keep its doors ope more ...

    September 17, 2014
  • Celebrated teachers give thanks to Jasper

    Two elementary school teachers have been awarded the Governor General’s Award, and both woman—although not from Jasper—attribute some of their success more ...

    September 17, 2014
  • IN BRIEF: Sept. 18, 2014

    MP Merrifield moves on Rob Merrifield, MP for Yellowhead, announced his retirement from the House of Commons, Sept. 17, after 14 years of service. He more ...

    September 17, 2014
  • Hang up on scammers

    At least twice a day the Fitzhugh office receives a call informing us that we have won a prize. It’s almost always an audio recording and, without a d more ...

    September 17, 2014
  • Senior shaken by phone scam

    Evelyn Clarke picked up the phone. It was Friday evening, around 5 p.m. Her call display said it was a private number, but she was expecting a call fr more ...

    September 17, 2014
  • Folk fest a success

    Dear Editor, A big shout out to all involved in putting together the second annual Jasper Folk Music Fest. Kudos to all the folk fest staff, volunteer more ...

    September 17, 2014
  • In defence of the library

    Dear Editor, Now that the new school is occupied and close to being complete—and I am sure close to being on budget—I thought to be fair it was time t more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Skywalk not fit for Parkway

    Dear Editor, Brewster’s Glacier Skywalk is an abomination, an eyesore, a Parks Canada mistake. Whatever you want to call it, the pathetic attempt to p more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Quit wasting water, Jasper

    Dear Editor, We recently had the privilege of visiting the beautiful Jasper area. On our journey to Jasper we passed the source of water for the town- more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Youth centre a solution for Legion

    Dear Editor, While the hardship faced by those considering demolishing the Legion’s addition is unfortunate, I see the opportunity for Jasper to inves more ...

    September 03, 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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