Two people dead after collision in JNP

Two people dead after collision in JNP

Two people are dead and one is injured after a head-on collision in Jasper National Park. Jasper RCMP responded to the collision on Highway 16 near Talbot Lake at 7:45 p.m, Dec. 7. ...

Budget includes money to cover potential legal costs related to library

Budget includes money to cover potential legal costs related to library

The municipality is hedging its bets against unexpected legal costs related to the beleaguered library and cultural centre, which opened in June, nearly three-and-a-half years behi ...

Local businesses concerned about minimum wage hike

Local businesses concerned about minimum wage hike

As 2016 comes to a close, Jasper’s business community is already feeling the financial pinch from the province’s plan to hike the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018. At an employe ...

Life is good, at least for some, according to local survey

Life is good, at least for some, according to local survey

More than 90 per cent of residents in Jasper think life is “good” or “very good,” according to the latest residential satisfaction survey released by the municipality. Conducted ev ...

Police nab three drivers for impaired driving

Police nab three drivers for impaired driving

Three people were charged for impaired driving on national impaired driving enforcement day, Dec. 3. According to the Jasper RCMP, police officers stopped 150 vehicles while conduc ...

Local pilot takes students under his wing

Local pilot takes students under his wing

The year was 1972 and 15-year-old Dennis Stoesz was filled with a mix of naivety and cockiness that only a teenager could possibly possess as he slid into the pilot’s seat for the ...

Marmot opens Canada’s first ski-in, ski-out classroom

Marmot opens Canada’s first ski-in, ski-out classroom

Canada’s first ski-in and ski-out classroom will officially open its doors at Marmot Basin this week. Located at mid-mountain, the Marmot Learning Centre has been around since 2008 ...

Fresh Snow Falls on the PeeWee Bears

Last weekend a fresh snowfall blanketed Jasper, covering up the gritty slush that had accumulated in the past few weeks and giving more ...

December 07, 2016

Local author gets her rhyming game back

Jasperite Moira McKinnon is at it again. She’ll be releasing her second children’s book on Dec. 10.  Wood Lillies and Silly Billie more ...

December 07, 2016

2017 – The year of the tax

Brace yourself and your wallet because 2017 is shaping up to be an expensive year. From paying more for everyday household items, more ...

December 07, 2016

Re: Last week’s editorial and article about Jasper’s wildland trails

Dear editor, While I agree with the nature and premise, the context was unfortunately misrepresented and as such has painted Parks more ...

December 07, 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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