Jasper launches awareness campaign for healthy minds

Jasper launches awareness campaign for healthy minds

During their lunch-hour, a group of volunteers gathered around a table to write messages on hundreds of Post-It Notes. Those notes are now posted all over town, in library books, a ...

Making connections between mental health and our environment

Making connections between mental health and our environment

I have come here to lose the smog And I feel to be a cog in something turning Well maybe it is just the time of year Or maybe it’s the time of man I don’t know who l am But you kno ...

Trail crew rehabilitates Jasper’s beaten paths

Trail crew rehabilitates Jasper’s beaten paths

Parks Canada’s trail crew is gearing up for another busy summer with several major projects scheduled to begin over the next few months. “We’re focusing a lot of our trail work on ...

Speed zone reduction opens door to more traffic calming measures

Speed zone reduction opens door to more traffic calming measures

Council continued its discussion about the merits of a 30 km/h speed zone along the length of Bonhomme Street, April 26, opening the conversation up to possibly include further tra ...

Jasper museum faces financial uncertainty

Jasper museum faces financial uncertainty

The Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives’ financial woes were laid bare during the museum’s annual general meeting, April 19. According to its financial statement, the museum spen ...

Two locations proposed for Jasper skate park, bike park

Two locations proposed for Jasper skate park, bike park

Council was presented with two locations for the construction of a new skate park and mountain bike park during a committee-of-the-whole meeting, April 26. According to the proposa ...

National Park News: Work begins on infrastructure renewal projects

National Park News: Work begins on infrastructure renewal projects

Spring is a time of renewal and this year is no exception. This month, the second year of Jasper National Park’s five-year infrastructure renewal program gets underway. Parks Canad ...

See ya later, Jasper

How do you say goodbye when everyone’s telling you you’re coming back? Six weeks ago, I handed in my letter of resignation, ending more ...

April 27, 2016

Rugby tournament in Jasper

Jasper will be overrun with rugby players this weekend for the annual Downhill Sevens Rugby Tournament, with upwards of 30 adult t more ...

April 27, 2016

Alberta’s Tessa Nunn hosts portrait workshop

From Prince Charles’ private art collection to the Alberta Legislature, Tessa Nunn’s art adorns some of the world’s most influenti more ...

April 27, 2016

See ya later, Jasper

How do you say goodbye when everyone’s telling you you’re coming back? Six weeks ago, I handed in my letter of resignation, ending more ...

April 27, 2016

Jasper’s predators threatened by trapping

Dear Editor, Trappers along Jasper National Park’s eastern border may be having an adverse effect on the park’s ecosystem. Wildlif more ...

April 27, 2016
  • Jasper’s predators threatened by trapping

    Dear Editor, Trappers along Jasper National Park’s eastern border may be having an adverse effect on the park’s ecosystem. Wildlife knows no borders a more ...

    April 27, 2016
  • Seniors request high school land for housing

    Dear Editor, A group of senior citizens has discussed the old high school land site. We are in favour of the new senior facility being built where the more ...

    April 20, 2016
  • Looking for someone to thank

    Dear Editor, While visiting Jasper in early April to take advantage of a ski pass deal and great accommodation, I was distressed to discover that I ha more ...

    April 20, 2016
  • Suggestions for a safer Icefields Parkway

    Dear Editor, After living in Jasper for 36 years—16 years as a guide/bus driver—I have some suggestions for a safer and  more enjoyable drive on one o more ...

    March 30, 2016
  • Proselytizers peddle somewhere else

    Dear Editor, I am writing to voice a concern I have about door-to-door religious soliciting. Yesterday, while I was at work, my young son was at home more ...

    February 04, 2016
  • 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

    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 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.

    more ...

    July 19, 2012

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