UPDATE: Parks collars juvenile cougar

UPDATE: Parks collars juvenile cougar

Parks Canada captured and collared a cougar east of town Dec. 16, with the assistance of two cougar hounds that chased the animal and forced it into a tree. It's not currently clea ...

The buy and sell problem: Vigilante justice on Facebook

The buy and sell problem: Vigilante justice on Facebook

On Dec. 6 a woman was assaulted in the hallway of her Patricia Street apartment. According to her account on the Jasper AB Buy, Sell and Trade Facebook page, a man snuck in the doo ...

Local men arrested in drug bust

Local men arrested in drug bust

Two Jasperites are among six people arrested last weekend, on charges related to drug trafficking. Theodore Vena and Donald Roop were each charged with trafficking cocaine, possess ...

Jasper to see up to 30 new CN positions

Jasper to see up to 30 new CN positions

The Canadian National Railway is going on a hiring spree, and Jasper will see more jobs because of it. The rail company is in the process of “replenishing [its] workforce,” as a re ...

Culinary institute a possibility for Jasper

Culinary institute a possibility for Jasper

Plans for a culinary school in Jasper are picking up steam, after a visit from the president of Grande Prairie Regional College last week. The college has its eye on the space in t ...

Photo Gallery: Jasper dancers do holiday hustle

Photo Gallery: Jasper dancers do holiday hustle

Proud parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and community members flocked to the multipurpose hall, Dec. 14, for the Jasper Dance Program’s annual Christmas recital. The perform ...

National Park News: Pine beetle update

National Park News: Pine beetle update

Jasper National Park has been monitoring and responding to mountain pine beetle (MPB) populations since they were first recorded in the park in 1999. Forest diseases and insects li ...

UPDATE: Parks collars juvenile cougar

Parks Canada captured and collared a cougar east of town Dec. 16, with the assistance of two cougar hounds that chased the animal more ...

December 19, 2014

Talent skips a generation

Some of the most rewarding times I’ve spent in the stands have been when I have parked amongst the real granddaddies of the game. more ...

December 17, 2014

Shortest day calls for short films

Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year. In Jasper that means only seven and a half hours of sunlight. To mark the winter solstice more ...

December 17, 2014

Time to rethink the buy and sell

Let’s be honest: Jasperites are long past the point where we view the Jasper AB Buy, Sell and Trade Facebook group as just a place more ...

December 17, 2014

Library: taxpayers tired of being victims

Dear Editor, Oh my God, the contractor has finally come up with a completion date for our new library. It must be true because the more ...

December 17, 2014
  • UPDATE: Parks collars juvenile cougar

    Parks Canada captured and collared a cougar east of town Dec. 16, with the assistance of two cougar hounds that chased the animal and forced it into a more ...

    December 19, 2014
  • New digs for Servus

    Servus Credit Union moved into its new Connaught Drive location. To celebrate, the community was invited to take a tour of the bright, spacious new bu more ...

    December 17, 2014
  • New 911 dispatch agreement

    The municipality is renewing its cooperative agreement with Parks Canada for 911 dispatch services. The service, which is used by the municipality’s p more ...

    December 17, 2014
  • In Brief: Maligne closure unconfirmed, Festival of Trees, community bonfire

    Maligne closure unconfirmed Rumours are circulating throughout the community that Parks Canada will enact a temporary winter closure for the Maligne V more ...

    December 17, 2014
  • Time to rethink the buy and sell

    Let’s be honest: Jasperites are long past the point where we view the Jasper AB Buy, Sell and Trade Facebook group as just a place to buy old couches. more ...

    December 17, 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 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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