Ecology, Indigenous relations, free admission: priorities for JNP

Ecology, Indigenous relations, free admission: priorities for JNP

Free admission to Canada’s national parks and a predicted influx of visitors was just one of the points brought up at the annual state of the park address delivered by Alan Fehr, s ...

Schaefer pleads with ‘thought police’ for busking licence

Schaefer pleads with ‘thought police’ for busking licence

Jasper violinist Monika Schaefer took clear aim at what she called the “thought police” as she made her case for a busking licence in 2017. Schaefer appeared before the committee o ...

New chapter for local library clerk

New chapter for local library clerk

Like many of Jasper’s residents, Holly Llewellyn showed up in town with only a backpack and the intent to stay for a few days.  That was more than two years ago. “I was in Jasper o ...

Library vandal pleads guilty

Library vandal pleads guilty

One of two men accused of vandalizing the Jasper Library and Cultural Centre in April 2016 pled guilty to five counts of mischief causing damage and a failure to comply with condit ...

Learning a language

Learning a language

Gathered in a room, Feb. 8, at Habitat for the Arts sat four people who have led very different lives. Rola Aldakhil and Omayea El Marawi are originally from Syria while Sonali Kir ...

What does the fox say?

What does the fox say?

Perhaps this has happened to you. Late one night you hear the ungodly scream of what sounded like a raven possessed by a demon. So haunting was the sound that it roused you from yo ...

NPN: Canada 150, Family Day edition

NPN: Canada 150, Family Day edition

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government of Canada invites Canadians to experience nature and learn more about our history. Family Day is a great ...

Ecology, Indigenous relations, free admission: priorities for JNP

Free admission to Canada’s national parks and a predicted influx of visitors was just one of the points brought up at the annual s more ...

February 15, 2017

Help our ‘second home’ in Hockeyville contest

It’s no great Rocky Mountain secret that Jasper’s Shirley Doran is foundational to the community here, in particular, minor sports more ...

February 15, 2017

Bringing the Rockies to life

If you love the Rocky Mountains chances are you’ll love Georges Tremel’s paintings. The self-taught 68-year-old artist has been pa more ...

February 15, 2017

The ballad of Boaty McBoatface

A lot of roads lead through Jasper. To many, they all do. The natural beauty that surrounds us draws, as the marketeers in Nelson, more ...

February 15, 2017

Re: From Africa to Canada; Jasper author shares her experiences

Dear editor, I must commend Kayla Byrne’s article last week in the Fitzhugh about author Roberta Laurie’s experiences in Malawi, A more ...

February 15, 2017
  • Re: From Africa to Canada; Jasper author shares her experiences

    Dear editor, I must commend Kayla Byrne’s article last week in the Fitzhugh about author Roberta Laurie’s experiences in Malawi, Africa and the book L more ...

    February 15, 2017
  • Wither Jasper

    Last week’s Fitzhugh was hard to read.  It was at once hopeful and heartbreaking.  I was encouraged to see Parks Canada cracking the door on openness more ...

    February 08, 2017
  • RE: Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce – recent articles

    Dear editor, This letter is sent to further clarify initial content of your article of Dec. 15, 2016 wherein the Fitzhugh assumed the Jasper Park Cham more ...

    February 08, 2017
  • Parallel Paths

    Social media and airwaves are confusing, clogged with opposition to the proposed Icefields Trail, which will parallel the Icefields Parkway from Jaspe more ...

    February 01, 2017
  • Re: Popular toboggan hills to close

    Dear editor, Sliding down slippery slopes is as old as the hills, quite literally! The municipality’s decision to shut down two favourite tobogganing more ...

    January 25, 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. 

    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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