Jasper child labour allegations ‘very troubling’

Jasper child labour allegations ‘very troubling’

With approximately 400 job vacancies in town and no one to fill them it appears some employers are getting desperate enough to allegedly break the law. During a collaborative actio ...

Zamboni still a lousy fit

Zamboni still a lousy fit

From the moment it arrived in Jasper the municipality’s new Zamboni has caused one problem after another and those problems continue to persist nearly a year after it was first put ...

Robson Park selected as festival site for Tour of Alberta

Robson Park selected as festival site for Tour of Alberta

Robson Park will be ground zero for all things cycling when the Tour of Alberta rolls into town on Sept. 1. Adjacent to the Library and Cultural Centre, the site will ensure the do ...

Oilers rookie camp returns

Oilers rookie camp returns

It might be the dog days of summer, but that only means things are heating up for the Edmonton Oilers. From July 2 to 5, 36 rookies will be in town to showcase their skills to try ...

Local guidebook hits new heights

Local guidebook hits new heights

Exploring Jasper National Park’s backcountry just got a little bit easier thanks to a new guide book that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical for those who want to bag ...

École Desrochers sends off three grads

École Desrochers sends off three grads

With the end of June nearly upon us that can only mean one thing – graduation is just around the corner. Next week Caleb Catto, Walter Ostrander and Julian Tuffeau will embark on a ...

Cougars rugby honour their best and brightest

Cougars rugby honour their best and brightest

Improving your tackling will get you a long way in the controlled chaos that is rugby. Saje Rayner, whose dad Alex coaches the Jasper Cougars senior boys, believes it was his work ...

Opening date pushed back for Valemont ski resort

The opening date for a new ski resort in Valemount has been pushed back again. According to the Rocky Mountain Goat, resort design more ...

June 21, 2017

Cougars rugby honour their best and brightest

Improving your tackling will get you a long way in the controlled chaos that is rugby. Saje Rayner, whose dad Alex coaches the Jas more ...

June 21, 2017

Child labour allegations are shameful

Jasper is a place that prides itself as a progressive, forward thinking community, but allegations this week that some employers m more ...

June 21, 2017

David Suzuki’s Blue Dot program needs action not just words

Dear editor, David Suzuki started the Blue Dot program hoping for the right to clean air be include in the Constitution. Local cou more ...

June 21, 2017
  • Opening date pushed back for Valemont ski resort

    The opening date for a new ski resort in Valemount has been pushed back again. According to the Rocky Mountain Goat, resort designer Tommaso Oberti sa more ...

    June 21, 2017
  • Heading to the circus

    Eleven-year-old Kiara Davis is heading to circus school to learn the tricks of the trade thanks to a $1,000 donation from the Jasper Royal Canadian Le more ...

    June 21, 2017
  • Museum to unveil Indigenous statue

    The Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society and Museum will officially unveil a new bronze sculpture called Kookum, which is Cree for grandmother, on Jun more ...

    June 21, 2017
  • Jasper child labour allegations ‘very troubling’

    With approximately 400 job vacancies in town and no one to fill them it appears some employers are getting desperate enough to allegedly break the law more ...

    June 21, 2017
  • Zamboni still a lousy fit

    From the moment it arrived in Jasper the municipality’s new Zamboni has caused one problem after another and those problems continue to persist nearly more ...

    June 21, 2017
  • 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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