Trans Mountain pipeline conditionally approved

Trans Mountain pipeline conditionally approved

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is one-step closer to getting Alberta’s landlocked oil to tidewater after the National Energy Board conditionally approved the proposed proj ...

Cycling association celebrates new bike park location

Cycling association celebrates new bike park location

The Jasper Park Cycling Association (JPCA) had reason to celebrate during their annual general meeting, May 18, after learning council approved a location for it to build a bike pa ...

Second Syrian refugee family expected to arrive within weeks

Second Syrian refugee family expected to arrive within weeks

It’s been a long and frustrating wait, but the second Syrian refugee family is expected to arrive in Jasper within the next few weeks. Omar Al Homosh and his wife Rola Al Dakhil, a ...

Pride festival announces 2017 theme

Pride festival announces 2017 theme

With less than nine months until the eighth annual Jasper Pride Festival its board is already moving ahead with next year’s plans—hoping for an even bigger and better affair. At th ...

Mountain pine beetle continues to flourish

Mountain pine beetle continues to flourish

The mountain pine beetle epidemic that is spreading eastward through Jasper National Park is expected to only get worse after an unseasonably warm winter, according to Dave Smith, ...

Council approves tax over levy to cover potential shortfall

Council approves tax over levy to cover potential shortfall

Municipal council unanimously approved the second reading of a bylaw that could increase property taxes this year after it was revealed the municipality could face a $50,000 budget ...

National Park News: Birth Announcement

National Park News: Birth Announcement

The first baby elk of the season was born over the May 14-15th weekend in Jasper National Park, right around the normal time of year for elk calving. Parks Canada would like to rem ...

Two football players selected to join all-star team

Jasper is sending off two of its best football players to Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium this weekend to compete in the north ver more ...

May 18, 2016

Edmonton’s La Folia returns for the fourth year in a row

Prepare to be transported back to the 17th century with La Folia, a Baroque string ensemble from Edmonton, as the musicians get re more ...

May 25, 2016

Pipelines are a necessary evil

The debate about oil pipelines is one of the most divisive issues plaguing the country today, yet when it comes to the cold hard f more ...

May 25, 2016

To the community that is “My Jasper”

Dear Editor, I hope ya'll realize how special this community is. It's hitting me more and more each day as time runs down for our more ...

May 11, 2016
  • To the community that is “My Jasper”

    Dear Editor, I hope ya'll realize how special this community is. It's hitting me more and more each day as time runs down for our departure. After 38 more ...

    May 11, 2016
  • Re: See Ya Later by Nicole Veerman

    Dear Editor, I was trying to recall the first time I spoke to Nicole Veerman at length. My dad, Toni Klettl, park warden, ski, avalanche, mountain res more ...

    May 04, 2016
  • Jasper’s predators threatened by trapping

    Dear Editor, Trappers along Jasper National Park’s eastern border may be having an adverse effect on the park’s ecosystem. Wildlife knows no borders a more ...

    April 27, 2016
  • Seniors request high school land for housing

    Dear Editor, A group of senior citizens has discussed the old high school land site. We are in favour of the new senior facility being built where the more ...

    April 20, 2016
  • Looking for someone to thank

    Dear Editor, While visiting Jasper in early April to take advantage of a ski pass deal and great accommodation, I was distressed to discover that I ha more ...

    April 20, 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. 

    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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