Cyclist suffers fatal crash on Highway 93

Cyclist suffers fatal crash on Highway 93

A 56-year-old cyclist died on Highway 93 July 17, north of the Columbia Icefield. An initial investigation determined the man crashed his bike while descending a steep hill. RCMP w ...

Maligne proposal ‘bad news for parks’

Maligne proposal ‘bad news for parks’

The proposal to construct a 66-room hotel at Maligne Lake violates Parks Canada’s policies and threatens to open the park to further development, according to a new report from the ...

Intermittent road closures on Highway 93

Intermittent road closures on Highway 93

If you’re planning a trip down Highway 93, be sure to hit the road early to avoid road closures caused by the Spreading Creek wildfire in Banff National Park. To protect motorists, ...

Mountain pine beetle population explodes

Mountain pine beetle population explodes

There’s a tiny menace making its way through Jasper National Park. It moves in swarms, and last year it killed almost 2,000 trees as it swept east. The mountain pine beetle is by n ...

Blue Rodeo headlines Wild Mountain

Blue Rodeo headlines Wild Mountain

Jasperites are invited to Hinton for “three days of musical bliss” this weekend, as 24 musical acts roll into Entrance Ranch to rock the stage at the Wild Mountain Music Festival. ...

‘EMay in the house’

‘EMay in the house’

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, made a stop in Jasper last weekend, as part of her cross-country whistle stop tour aboard a Via Rail train. Starting in Vancouve ...

Local filmmakers collect Jasper stories

Local filmmakers collect Jasper stories

When Albertan adventurer William McGregor climbed to the summit of Whistlers Mountain in 1960, he knew what he had done was significant and felt compelled to share his experience w ...

A building with a lasting impact

If you came to Jasper 100 years ago it would have looked like another world. It was little more than a shanty town back then, but one structure would have caught your eye immediately: the quaint, cobblestone building sitting on Connaught Drive. The Jasper Park Information Centre still stands today, and this y more ...

June 11, 2014 (0) comments

Cyclist suffers fatal crash on Highway 93

A 56-year-old cyclist died on Highway 93 July 17, north of the Columbia Icefield. An initial investigation determined the man crashed his bike while descending a steep hill. RCMP were dispatched to the scene just before 1 p.m. and by the time they arrived, the cyclist was deceased and lying alongside the high more ...

July 18, 2014 (0) comments

Serve, set, spike

Participants took turns spiking and slamming the ball at one another during a fast and furious game at the 40th annual Jasper Volleyball Camp (JVC), July 7. The camp, one of the most prestigious in North America, runs for two weeks in Jasper and includes roughly 200 participants from Alberta, British Columbia more ...

July 10, 2014 (0) comments

A band without a plan

There are a lot of folk-pop, or “rockgrass,” or alt-country acts in Canada. There are also tons of roots-influenced bands blasting out toe-tapping tunes. There are even a few that wrap their lyrical melancholy in a sonic smile. But none of them do it quite like The Strumbellas. The six-piece band out of Toron more ...

July 16, 2014 (0) comments

Make an effort, Elizabeth May

As Green Party leader Elizabeth May stepped off the “Green Train” that took her through Jasper last weekend, she exchanged hugs with supporters and beamed with what seemed like a truly genuine smile. She made an effort to introduce herself to everyone, and appeared delighted to see others, but her short speec more ...

July 16, 2014 (0) comments
  • Cyclist suffers fatal crash on Highway 93

    A 56-year-old cyclist died on Highway 93 July 17, north of the Columbia Icefield. An initial investigation determined the man crashed his bike while d more ...

    July 18, 2014
  • IN BRIEF: July 17, 2014

    Trans Mountain review extended The National Energy Board has extended its review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline—which runs through Jasper Nat more ...

    July 16, 2014
  • Maligne proposal ‘bad news for parks’

    The proposal to construct a 66-room hotel at Maligne Lake violates Parks Canada’s policies and threatens to open the park to further development, acco more ...

    July 16, 2014
  • Intermittent road closures on Highway 93

    If you’re planning a trip down Highway 93, be sure to hit the road early to avoid road closures caused by the Spreading Creek wildfire in Banff Nation more ...

    July 16, 2014
  • Mountain pine beetle population explodes

    There’s a tiny menace making its way through Jasper National Park. It moves in swarms, and last year it killed almost 2,000 trees as it swept east. Th more ...

    July 16, 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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