Jasper housing corp seeking partners for new development

Jasper housing corp seeking partners for new development

For decades Jasper's zero per cent rental vacancy has scared away potential seasonal workers who have been unable to find a permanent place to lay their heads at the end of a days ...

Exhibit to celebrate Jasper’s diverse peoplescape

Exhibit to celebrate Jasper’s diverse peoplescape

A community is made up of individuals, each person with their own background, upbringing, culture and beliefs. To showcase those differences in our own community, Community Outreac ...

Jasper’s ski history: Trapper Creek

Jasper’s ski history: Trapper Creek

Jasper National Park has a diverse and captivating backcountry ski history, which, in my opinion, rivals that of Banff National Park. However, JNP unlike BNP has vast areas of wild ...

Jasper in January pyrotechnician talks fireworks

Jasper in January pyrotechnician talks fireworks

When Victor Anber was a kid, there were ways for youth to get their hands on fireworks. You could send your big brother to the store to buy them for you or, if you were lucky, your ...

Juvenile cougar killed outside Jasper park boundary

Juvenile cougar killed outside Jasper park boundary

A juvenile cougar that was collared and relocated by Parks Canada last winter was found dead outside the park boundaries Jan. 16. The male cougar was accidentally caught in a trap ...

Jasper arm wrestling competition a success

Jasper arm wrestling competition a success

Jasper's first ever arm wrestling competition was so successful that organizers are planning to make it an annual event. Upwards of 45 athletes, from youth and amateurs to professi ...

National Park News: How JNP connects with Canadians

National Park News: How JNP connects with Canadians

Communication has evolved significantly since the late 18th and early 19th centuries as technology progressed. To communicate to large audiences, we started with newspapers, moved ...

Jasper housing corp seeking partners for new development

For decades Jasper's zero per cent rental vacancy has scared away potential seasonal workers who have been unable to find a perman more ...

February 04, 2016

Curlers compete in Jasper’s hot shot competition

Twenty-seven curlers tested their skills during the fourth annual hot shot skills competition at the Jasper Curling Club, Jan. 27. more ...

February 04, 2016

Exhibit to celebrate Jasper’s diverse peoplescape

A community is made up of individuals, each person with their own background, upbringing, culture and beliefs. To showcase those d more ...

February 04, 2016

Jasper Victim Services Perspective: Cybercrime

As the coordinator of the Jasper Victim Services Unit, Paul Schmidt is on call at all hours of the day, ensuring that someone is a more ...

February 03, 2016

Proselytizers peddle somewhere else

Dear Editor, I am writing to voice a concern I have about door-to-door religious soliciting. Yesterday, while I was at work, my yo more ...

February 04, 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. 

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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.

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    July 19, 2012

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