Feds invest $211 million in Jasper park infrastructure and conservation

Feds invest $211 million in Jasper park infrastructure and conservation

The federal government announced $211.6 million in funding over the next five years for infrastructure and conservation projects in Jasper National Park, July 2. The money will go ...

Jasper’s highway road signs in disrepair; Parks mum on solution

Jasper’s highway road signs in disrepair; Parks mum on solution

It’s been months since the snow melted, yet numerous road signs along Highway 16 and the Icefields Parkway remain broken and in disrepair. Within 15 kms of the Jasper townsite, the ...

Photo Gallery: Jasper celebrates Canada Day

Photo Gallery: Jasper celebrates Canada Day

Jasper was awash in red and white to celebrate Canada's 148th birthday, July 1. Following tradition, hundreds of people started the day with a pancake breakfast hosted by the munic ...

Nature is good for kids. Duh!

Nature is good for kids. Duh!

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen my son actually squeal with pure delight—but that’s what happened when hundreds of toad tadpoles tried to nibble his toes at Patricia Lake last wee ...

Parks Canada’s vague wedding guidelines frustrate local bride

Parks Canada’s vague wedding guidelines frustrate local bride

With wedding season in full swing, Parks Canada is under fire for being too lenient when it comes to enforcing ceremony guidelines designed to protect the ecological integrity of J ...

The legacy of Jasper’s 306 Connaught Dr.

The legacy of Jasper’s 306 Connaught Dr.

Underneath the splintered boards and dust that now occupies 306 Connaught Dr. lies a building steeped in history. Erected in 1926, it was one of five general stores established in ...

Jasper raft guides battle for ‘golden paddle’

Jasper raft guides battle for ‘golden paddle’

Once a year, Jasper’s raft guides gather on the river for a battle of strength, finesse and teamwork that ultimately sees one outfitter crowned champion of the Jasper Raft Olympics ...

Jasper raft guides battle for ‘golden paddle’

Once a year, Jasper’s raft guides gather on the river for a battle of strength, finesse and teamwork that ultimately sees one outf more ...

July 01, 2015

Doo-Kingué brings raw, sultry blues to Jasper

Cécile Doo-Kingué didn’t come to music, she was born into it. Even when she was in the womb there was music, whether it was her fa more ...

July 02, 2015

Jasper needs housing not green space

Dear Editor, There has to be something wrong with the creation of a multipurpose green space on the school exchange lands when the more ...

July 02, 2015
  • Jasper needs housing not green space

    Dear Editor, There has to be something wrong with the creation of a multipurpose green space on the school exchange lands when the need of our populat more ...

    July 02, 2015
  • Maintenance is the key, not replacement

    Dear Editor, Re: Centennial Field replacement delayed There are many comments made in that article and previous articles that lead to a trend that som more ...

    July 02, 2015
  • Connecting observations

    Dear Editor, My heart sank into deep sadness when I learned that Dr. John Wilmshurst had been fired as the Head of Resource Conservation in Jasper Nat more ...

    June 24, 2015
  • Fired for what reason?

    Dear Editor, Jasper National Park’s Manager of Resource Conservation has been fired for no stated reason but anyone who knows Dr. Wilmshurst is well a more ...

    June 17, 2015
  • There’s good reason to worry

    Dear Editor, Another cold, grey pallor has settled down on the town of Jasper, another unsettling and unnerving quiet smothers the June streets. We al more ...

    June 17, 2015
  • 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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