Processing trauma: Mental health check for Jasper’s first responders

Processing trauma: Mental health check for Jasper’s first responders

This summer in Jasper several people were killed as a result of serious accidents. A cyclist crashed near the Athabasca Glacier; a Canadian Forces soldier lost control of her motor ...

Folk Fest prep

Folk Fest prep

The second annual Jasper Folk Music Festival kicks of Friday, Sept. 12 at Centennial Park. Tickets are still available at Coco's Cafe, Nutters, Tekarra Color Lab and the Jasper Leg ...

Townsite interpretation draws huge numbers

Townsite interpretation draws huge numbers

Parks Canada’s expanded interpretive programming was met with success this summer, as visitors flocked to the agency’s new interpretive location in the Jasper townsite. Last April, ...

Ballgame with a twist

Ballgame with a twist

When the pitcher makes the rules and he’s wearing a pink moo-moo, an afro wig and a heavy-helping of concealer, you know it’s not just any game of softball—it is without a doubt a ...

Highway 16 collision claims life

Highway 16 collision claims life

A 61-year-old woman is dead after a Sept. 4 collision on Highway 16 West. The woman, whose name is not being released, was driving westbound when she crossed the centre line into t ...

NATIONAL PARK NEWS: Sept. 11, 2014

NATIONAL PARK NEWS: Sept. 11, 2014

With the summer coming to an end, frost is starting to form at higher elevations, killing off berries and other food sources for bears. This change forces bears down to Jasper’s va ...

Jasper chosen for new conference

Jasper chosen for new conference

Jasper will play host to Alberta’s first ever experiential travel training conference in February, to teach business owners and tourism operators how to refresh their products and ...

Little White Church lives on

In 1911, before Jasper was even called Jasper, a young reverend named David Simpson sat in a pool hall, meeting with a small group of worshippers. What was then the town of Fitzhugh was barely a town—with few buildings that weren’t tents and a not much more than a whole lot of mud—but residents still wanted a more ...

August 27, 2014 (0) comments

Grant funding for capital projects

The Centennial Park ball diamonds are in for a new irrigation system. Council voted, Sept. 2, to allocate funds ($24,900) to the project, as well as to resurfacing the pool ($70,000) and purchasing certified structural turnout gear for the Jasper Fire Brigade ($5,135), siding for the aquatic centre ($36,000) more ...

September 10, 2014 (0) comments

Record sign-ups for Glaciers football

With the new school year only a few days in, the Jasper Glaciers—the town’s six-a-side football team—is already hard at work training for the upcoming season. A record number of players have signed up for the team this year, with 19 students already registered. “They’re not all here all the time, but at every more ...

September 10, 2014 (0) comments

Folk Fest prep

The second annual Jasper Folk Music Festival kicks of Friday, Sept. 12 at Centennial Park. Tickets are still available at Coco's Cafe, Nutters, Tekarra Color Lab and the Jasper Legion, as well as at the Old Grind and Wild Orchid Liquor Store in Hinton and Three Ranges Brewing Company in Valemount. They can al more ...

September 10, 2014 (0) comments

Make mental health a priority

For most Jasperites, the sound of the town alarm is nothing more than a cause for curiosity and a slight twinge of concern. But for Jasper’s first responders, it’s a call to service. That monotonous whirring is a reason to jump out of bed and rush to the firehall; it’s a reason to get on the radio and find ou more ...

September 10, 2014 (0) comments
  • Grant funding for capital projects

    The Centennial Park ball diamonds are in for a new irrigation system. Council voted, Sept. 2, to allocate funds ($24,900) to the project, as well as t more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • IN BRIEF: Sept. 11, 2014

    Shift from products to experiences Jasper’s experiential travel training conference has a name: SHIFT. The three-and-a-half day conference is a Travel more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Make mental health a priority

    For most Jasperites, the sound of the town alarm is nothing more than a cause for curiosity and a slight twinge of concern. But for Jasper’s first res more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Processing trauma: Mental health check for Jasper’s first responders

    This summer in Jasper several people were killed as a result of serious accidents. A cyclist crashed near the Athabasca Glacier; a Canadian Forces sol more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Townsite interpretation draws huge numbers

    Parks Canada’s expanded interpretive programming was met with success this summer, as visitors flocked to the agency’s new interpretive location in th more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • In defence of the library

    Dear Editor, Now that the new school is occupied and close to being complete—and I am sure close to being on budget—I thought to be fair it was time t more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Skywalk not fit for Parkway

    Dear Editor, Brewster’s Glacier Skywalk is an abomination, an eyesore, a Parks Canada mistake. Whatever you want to call it, the pathetic attempt to p more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Quit wasting water, Jasper

    Dear Editor, We recently had the privilege of visiting the beautiful Jasper area. On our journey to Jasper we passed the source of water for the town- more ...

    September 10, 2014
  • Youth centre a solution for Legion

    Dear Editor, While the hardship faced by those considering demolishing the Legion’s addition is unfortunate, I see the opportunity for Jasper to inves more ...

    September 03, 2014
  • Keep dark sky accessible to all

    Dear Editor, I was disappointed to read in your latest issue, that the price the Dark Sky Festival is charging for its “signature event” is $90. Ninet more ...

    August 27, 2014
  • 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 Alb 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 certai 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 aca 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 la 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- more ...

    July 19, 2012

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