Mayor floats idea of environmental tax

Mayor floats idea of environmental tax

Mayor Richard Ireland raised the possibility of introducing an environmental levy to help generate additional revenue for the municipality. He made the comment during the Japer Par ...

Council mulls over tax exemption for legion

Council mulls over tax exemption for legion

Murky provincial legislation continues to hamper a decision about whether or not the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion is legally exempt from paying municipal property taxes. The legion ...

The end of an era: Jasper’s backcountry in a state of decay

The end of an era: Jasper’s backcountry in a state of decay

Jasper National Park was once considered the mecca of backcountry travel in Canada’s mountain national parks, but two decades of neglect by Parks Canada and a fundamental shift in ...

First round of arena renovations completed

First round of arena renovations completed

With hockey season just around the corner, Jasper Arena manager Peter Bridge is eager to show off the arena’s new renovations. After years of delays—due to the library taking up sp ...

Saying goodbye: High school secretary retires after 20 years

Saying goodbye: High school secretary retires after 20 years

Vicki Wetmore vividly remembers the first time she walked into the lobby at Jasper Junior/Senior High School. It was 1996 and she had just accepted the position as the school’s new ...

New sculpture to commemorate Rocky Mountain People

New sculpture to commemorate Rocky Mountain People

A four-foot bronze sculpture commemorating the Aseniwuche Winewak people was erected in the garden outside of the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives, Sept. 15. Affectionately ca ...

National Parks News: Parks Canada to maintain hot springs operations

National Parks News: Parks Canada to maintain hot springs operations

Parks Canada will maintain the operational responsibility of the hot springs in Jasper, Kootenay, and Banff national parks. This month, the Minister of Environment and Climate Chan ...

École Desrochers goes wild

Bunnies, pigs, llamas—you name it and it was at École Desrochers’ annual petting zoo, Sept.15. Throughout the afternoon, both youn more ...

September 21, 2016

Jasperites shine at cyclo-cross championship

  Four Jasperites made the trek down to Canmore to compete in the 2016 Alberta Cyclo-Cross Provincial Championships, Sept. 18 more ...

September 21, 2016

Backcountry deserves more attention

In 2014, Tourism Jasper decided that Jasper’s reputation needed an overhaul—something catchy and fun. After a year of research and more ...

September 21, 2016

Re: Workplace complaints triple

Dear Editor: As can be expected in any resort community where millions visit annually and the stress on infrastructure, including more ...

September 14, 2016
  • Re: Workplace complaints triple

    Dear Editor: As can be expected in any resort community where millions visit annually and the stress on infrastructure, including business operations more ...

    September 14, 2016
  • Take a deep breath and get real

    Dear editor: I am taken aback at the reaction to Monika Schaefer’s  video regarding the Holocaust. This is obviously a touchy subject, however Monika more ...

    August 17, 2016
  • Bipedal animals support proposed bike trial

    Dear Editor, Cycling on any roadway produces anxiety in bipedal animals as we worry about getting clipped by a car, bus or garbage truck. In Jasper th more ...

    August 10, 2016
  • I will speak out

    Dear Editor, I feel compelled to write a response to Paul Fromm, a “notorious white supremacist” who says I am a disgrace. I am proud of the work I do more ...

    August 03, 2016
  • Bikes and bears don’t mix

    Dear Editor: Three weeks ago Brad Treat tore around a sharp bend on a forest trail near his Montana home. The mountain biker and forest service employ more ...

    July 27, 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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