Parks asks for input on future of Maligne Valley

Parks asks for input on future of Maligne Valley

Parks Canada is proposing it decommission several of the Maligne Valley’s lesser-used backcountry campgrounds, in order to focus more of its funding and efforts on the Skyline and ...

Dark Sky Festival: Q&A with astrophysicist Rob Thacker

Dark Sky Festival: Q&A with astrophysicist Rob Thacker

Ever wonder if people who study space have the same reaction as you do when they see a shooting star? Is it an exciting and potentially perspective-giving event, or simply a meteor ...

Yellowhead byelection called for Nov. 17

Yellowhead byelection called for Nov. 17

A byelection to replace recently departed Yellowhead MP Rob Merrifield has been set for Nov. 17. The election comes in the wake of Merrifield’s speedy departure from parliament, Se ...

Joint funding for new event specialist

Joint funding for new event specialist

Tourism Jasper has joined forces—and funds—with Parks Canada to create a brand new position that will enhance the park’s experiential tourism offer and ease some of the pain associ ...

Culture and rec seeks permission to nix rodeo

Culture and rec seeks permission to nix rodeo

The culture and recreation department is asking council’s permission to book the Jasper Arena for August 2015—marking the 2014 Jasper Heritage Rodeo as the last to occur in the fac ...

Arts Jasper brings Jake’s Gift to Legion

Arts Jasper brings Jake’s Gift to Legion

It’s been seven years, more than 725 shows and nearly 1,000 total hours on stage, but Julia MacKey still isn’t tired of performing Jake’s Gift. Ever since she finished the script t ...

Art Gallery of Alberta transports people to Jasper

Art Gallery of Alberta transports people to Jasper

This past summer, the Art Gallery of Alberta teamed up with Elk Island and Jasper National parks to deliver a unique photo contest. It aimed to instantly transport Edmontonians (an ...

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 more ...

August 27, 2014

Jasperite takes the road less travelled, ends up here

Jodie Rogers has a message. It’s one she’s so determined to share that last year she left behind her ladder-climbing, corporate ma more ...

October 15, 2014

Glaciers take first place with big finish

The Glaciers had to wait three weeks for redemption after a heartbreaking two-point loss in Edson Sept. 18. At home, with a suppor more ...

October 15, 2014

Finding meaning in the night sky

Long ago, there were beings of light and energy called Kisikookuk. These “star people” roamed the realities looking for “new exper more ...

October 15, 2014

Sharing in Jasper’s astronomical wonder

While visiting Jasper last month, two-year-old Juno looked up at the sky and saw something she had only ever read about in books. more ...

October 15, 2014
  • Public hangings, Jasper’s next big ‘visitor experience’

    Dear Editor, I can certainly understand Grant Potter’s frustration—as stated in the Letters to the Editor in your last edition—with the approval proce more ...

    October 15, 2014
  • A letter to Supt. Greg Fenton

    Dear Editor, Me again. To say that I was disappointed when I saw Parks Canada’s announcement that it will continue to consider tent cabins at Maligne more ...

    October 08, 2014
  • Go green, ‘ensure the park’s future health’

    Dear Editor, After spending a large part of my recent winters in Banff, enjoying the fine skiing Canada has to offer, last year I decided to come nort more ...

    October 01, 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
  • 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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