Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website

Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website

A federally registered lobbying organization with ties to some of the biggest businesses and organizations in Banff National Park recently launched a slick new website in support o ...

Bike trail tender withdrawn

Bike trail tender withdrawn

This story originally appeared in the Rocky Mountain Outlook on April 27, 2017. BANFF – Parks Canada has suddenly withdrawn a public tender call for the design and delivery of a co ...

Federal report highlights local issues

Federal report highlights local issues

Jasper’s unique and persistent problems may finally be getting heard in Ottawa. A federal report recently published by the standing committee on environment and sustainable develop ...

Cycling associations throw support behind Icefields Trail

Cycling associations throw support behind Icefields Trail

For months debate has swirled about the proposed Icefields Trail project, however very little has been heard from one of the largest user groups - cyclists. To get their perspectiv ...

Edmonton man covers up anti-Muslim graffiti

Edmonton man covers up anti-Muslim graffiti

When Tyler Johnstone noticed the word “mosque” spray painted in yellow on a public washroom along Highway 16 his gut told he couldn’t just ignore it. The Edmonton man was on his wa ...

‘We’ve been making some bad decisions’ – Former Banff superintendent talks about Alberta’s changing landscapes

‘We’ve been making some bad decisions’ – Former Banff superintendent talks about Alberta’s changing landscapes

As a former superintendent of Banff National Park and an avid outdoorsman he has seen first hand the impact humans have had on Alberta’s landscape over the past 35 years. To share ...

Edmonton man covers up vandalism found on washroom

Edmonton man covers up vandalism found on washroom

When Tyler Johnstone noticed the word “mosque” spray painted in yellow on a public washroom near Jasper House along Highway 16 his gut told he couldn’t just ignore it. The Edmonton ...

Ski team alumni wrap up season on a high note

  Sam Wall, a former Jasper Alpine Ski Team member, finished the season with two top five finishes during a FIS slalom ski ra more ...

April 20, 2017

Rico’s new form flows through the Jasper Art Gallery

  Local artist Rico’s second exhibit in as many months is unfolding downstairs at the Jasper Art Gallery. OneLine, is a colle more ...

April 20, 2017

Recognizing Jasper’s volunteers

Jasper is often defined by its physical attributes, but when you get to know the real Jasper there’s a lot more to it than snow ca more ...

April 26, 2017

Public debate is essential to local government

Dear editor, Your editorial in the Jasper Fitzhugh on April 20, 2017 (A Glimmer of Dissent) reveals why public debate is essential more ...

April 26, 2017
  • Public debate is essential to local government

    Dear editor, Your editorial in the Jasper Fitzhugh on April 20, 2017 (A Glimmer of Dissent) reveals why public debate is essential when it comes to lo more ...

    April 26, 2017
  • A step in the wrong direction

    Dear editor, Jasper is sitting on an eco-tourism opportunity that is quickly slipping away. ATCO’s proposed Jasper Interconnection Project will roughl more ...

    April 19, 2017
  • Living in Jasper is a privilege, not a right

    Dear editor, I just read your article in the March 23 edition of the Fitzhugh concerning Daniel Gallant and Monika Schaefer. I’m delighted to see Dani more ...

    March 29, 2017
  • Bike path contradicts management plan

    Dear editor, They are at it again. In the March 9 issue of the Fitzhugh Parks Canada was still trotting out the same old misinformation about the Jasp more ...

    March 22, 2017
  • Kudos to Parks for denying film permit

    Dear editor, “You don’t always have to make great representations of Native people. We’re not asking for that. We’re not asking to be nobles, or right more ...

    March 15, 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.

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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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