Alberta pours $500,000 into Jasper pool, rink

Alberta pours $500,000 into Jasper pool, rink

Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Alberta's culture minister was on hand as West Yellowhead MLA Eric Rosendahl dropped off two cheques at the Jasper Activity Centre Friday afte ...

Parkway closed from 4-6 p.m. TODAY

Parkway closed from 4-6 p.m. TODAY

Parks Canada Visitor Safety technicians will be conducting avalanche control on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 North) between Parker Ridge summer trail and Saskatchewan River Cr ...

Jasper ‘far short’ on some fire fighting equipment: chief

Jasper ‘far short’ on some fire fighting equipment: chief

Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Jasper’s fire chief on Tuesday warned politicians the town is under equipped as the 2018 fire season approaches. Greg Van Tighem, also the tow ...

Hinton police seek rural B and E suspects

Hinton police seek rural B and E suspects

Hinton RCMP appealed to the public after a pair of rural break-ins. Both break-ins took place at locations off Highway 40N on April 16 and involved a flatscreen TV disappearing in ...

Gravity Gear jacked for pricey jackets: Jasper RCMP

Gravity Gear jacked for pricey jackets: Jasper RCMP

Jasper police hope the public can help them find a theft suspect after some heavy happenings at Gravity Gear. Three expensive jackets were stolen on April 14, according to Const. P ...

Emma Cook in Jasper April 17 behind fourth album

Emma Cook in Jasper April 17 behind fourth album

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter released her fourth album, the first since a 2013 head injury sidelined her, in February. Now she is on her first tour, a three-week ramble that ...

Jasper councillors seek suggestions for No Name Park

Jasper councillors seek suggestions for No Name Park

by Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Let’s hear it one more time for No Name Park. Members of Jasper council are open to suggestion for the next little while as they prepare to ...

Alberta pours $500,000 into Jasper pool, rink

Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Alberta's culture minister was on hand as West Yellowhead MLA Eric Rosendahl dropped off two more ...

April 20, 2018

Record run swells Jasper townsite

by Craig Gilbert | publisher@fitzhugh.ca Mountains come in all shapes and sizes. For Deanna Trzeciakowski, 28, the Jasper Canadian more ...

April 12, 2018

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

Rendezvous returns to Jasper

by Evan Matthews | reporter@fitzhugh.ca With the provincial government dubbing March as “Alberta Francophonie Month,” local dignit more ...

March 12, 2018
  • 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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