Lottery ticket wins Jasper local $100,000

Lottery ticket wins Jasper local $100,000

The rumours are true: Jasper has a lottery winner in its midst. Local bartender extraordinaire, Geoff Fox is $100,000 richer after purchasing a Lotto Max ticket with an Extra. The ...

Maligne Lake Chalet a National Historic Site

Maligne Lake Chalet a National Historic Site

Ever since legendary Rocky Mountain explorer Mary Schaffer—guided by a hand-drawn Stony Indian map—picked her way there in 1908, Jasper’s Maligne Lake has captured the imagination ...

Popping the question at Jasper Pride

Popping the question at Jasper Pride

It wasn’t until her partner, Marj Buerger, asked her to close her eyes that Krysta Fitzgerald put two and two together. The couple had been hanging out in their cabin at the Fairmo ...

Juvenile cougar killed by train in Jasper

Juvenile cougar killed by train in Jasper

One of the juvenile cougars that was conspicuously hanging around town last December was struck by a train earlier this month. The young male—dubbed Cougar 191 by Parks Canada—was ...

Robinsons Foods discontinues Western Union in Jasper

Robinsons Foods discontinues Western Union in Jasper

Because of the effects of new government legislation, Robinsons Foods will no longer offer Western Union money transfers as of March 31. Although likely not a major concern for Can ...

JHL playoffs: Three-year reign for Barley Kings

JHL playoffs: Three-year reign for Barley Kings

The Barley Kings are hockey royalty, annually asserting their dominance and earning their reign over the Jasper Hockey League. For the third year in a row, the Jasper Brewing Compa ...

High school presents cutting edge musical theatre

High school presents cutting edge musical theatre

If your barber lives on Fleet Street, take heed, as he might just be a throat slitting, vengeance-filled maniacal murderer out to kill anyone who dares sit in his chair. And if you ...

Lottery ticket wins Jasper local $100,000

The rumours are true: Jasper has a lottery winner in its midst. Local bartender extraordinaire, Geoff Fox is $100,000 richer after more ...

March 27, 2015

Jasper Atom Bears are league champions

Another week, another chance to be a hero. Last week, it was Jacob Bartziokas, winning Game 2 for Jasper in double overtime with a more ...

March 25, 2015

A call to Jasper’s poets

The mayor is requesting Jasper’s poetically inclined put their words down on paper and speak them out proudly in celebration of th more ...

March 25, 2015

Jasper proud to support Pride

“In Jasper it doesn’t matter who you love—it matters that you love!” Those are the words the Jasper Pride Festival Society lives b more ...

March 25, 2015

PJ Day’s success a group effort

Dear Editor, This PJ Day (February 27) we did something special, together. We experienced first hand, the energy of marching toget more ...

March 04, 2015
  • PJ Day’s success a group effort

    Dear Editor, This PJ Day (February 27) we did something special, together. We experienced first hand, the energy of marching together for a good cause more ...

    March 04, 2015
  • ‘A fond farewell’ and some Purolator tips

    Dear Jasper, I tried not to feel like I had to write this letter, but the more I reminisce of the last nine years, the more I feel it is due. I’ve rec more ...

    February 18, 2015
  • Official secrets: Parks mum on airstrip campground

    Dear Editor, Margaret Atwood wrote: “The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn’t one,” but from the secrecy surrounding a development p more ...

    February 11, 2015
  • ‘Be mindful of our metaphors’

    Dear Editor, I am responding to Loni Klettl’s letter from January 29th, 2015. I want to begin by acknowledging the privilege of witnessing a passionat more ...

    February 11, 2015
  • ‘Big Brother is upon us’

    Dear Editor, Loni Klettl quoted an important 1946 poem by Martin Niemöller in a letter last week, which I also occasionally like to refer to, although more ...

    February 04, 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

    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. 

    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 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.

    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-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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