Judge dismisses Maligne court battle in Jasper park

Judge dismisses Maligne court battle in Jasper park

A federal court judge has dismissed a legal challenge disputing Parks Canada's 2014 approval of a conceptual proposal for overnight accommodation at Maligne Lake. The judicial revi ...

Jasper townsite hostel progressing, HI applying for grants

Jasper townsite hostel progressing, HI applying for grants

After more than a decade, Hostelling International (HI) is still progressing with its plans to construct a hostel in the Jasper townsite, and it’s asking for council’s help. During ...

30 years later: Remembering the Hinton train disaster

30 years later: Remembering the Hinton train disaster

Feb. 8, 1986 is a day Wendy Shevalier and her family will never forget. Fast asleep in her bed, the 19-year-old was woken by her younger brother shortly before 9 a.m. with news tha ...

State of Jasper park address shares key priorities for year ahead

State of Jasper park address shares key priorities for year ahead

There were no surprises in the annual state of the park address delivered by Alan Fehr, superintendent of Jasper National Park, Feb. 9. The 30-minute presentation to members of the ...

Solar panels slated for Jasper high school roof

Solar panels slated for Jasper high school roof

The Jasper Joint School Facility will soon get a sustainable energy boost, with the installation of solar panels. In 2013, former Jasper Junior/Senior High School student Jasmine P ...

Move over groundhogs, squirrels have something (real) to say

Move over groundhogs, squirrels have something (real) to say

February 2nd has thankfully come and gone, and with it all that nonsense about groundhogs and shadows and seasonal changes. By now, most of us know that this obsession with Groundh ...

Jasper library and cultural centre progressing

Jasper library and cultural centre progressing

The library and cultural centre is officially three years overdue, but there may be light at the end of the tunnel for the long beleaguered expansion and renovation project. The th ...

Jasper skiers shine in western canadian series

Five of Jasper’s top freestyle skiers shredded Apex Mountain Resort, near Penticton, B.C., during the Western Canadian Series mogu more ...

February 10, 2016

Former Jasperite returns to host fundraiser for NGO

Myanmar remains one of the world’s most isolated countries, but that hasn’t stopped Sandra Hodge from launching her own non-profit more ...

February 10, 2016

Fresh tracks opening up Feb. 16

Nova Scotia’s famous groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam predicted an early spring last week. But in Jasper, winter is only just beginning more ...

February 10, 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 yo 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.

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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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