Maligne development challenged in court

Maligne development challenged in court

Ecojustice lawyers have filed a court challenge against Parks Canada, aiming to quash the possibility of overnight accommodations at Jasper's Maligne Lake. Aug. 22, the organizatio ...

Cavell once again open to public

Cavell once again open to public

The Mount Edith Cavell day-use area re-opened Aug. 29. According to Parks Canada, weather patterns, shorter days and a "significant decrease" in the water level of Cavell Tarn mean ...

Salary increases for municipal directors

Salary increases for municipal directors

Jasper’s municipal directors and managers are in for a pay raise. After hours of deliberation, four out of six councillors voted in favour of a salary increase for the municipality ...

Graffiti artist gets conditional discharge

Graffiti artist gets conditional discharge

The first train car Ryan McQuaid ever painted was an orange coal hopper. It was about 5 p.m., and he concealed himself in a CN rail yard in an alcove created by a pile of rail ties ...

Photo Gallery: Jasperite gets doused

Photo Gallery: Jasperite gets doused

Jasperite Crystal Rhayn took a chilly challenge Aug. 24, when she trekked to the Athabasca Glacier to dump a bucket of glacier water on her head. The dousing was Rhayn’s take on th ...

Wallace snags another championship

Wallace snags another championship

He wasn't confident going in, but that didn't stop Corey Wallace from defending his title at the Canadian Mountain Bike Marathon Championships in Squamish, BC, Aug. 16. This is the ...

Spotting the differences

Spotting the differences

Despite their connection as sister cities, Jasper and Hakone have many stark differences. That’s what Minako Shiino discovered first-hand this month, after leaving her hometown in ...

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 ...

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Maligne development challenged in court

Ecojustice lawyers have filed a court challenge against Parks Canada, aiming to quash the possibility of overnight accommodations at Jasper's Maligne Lake. Aug. 22, the organization filed for a judicial review, asking Canada's Federal Court to rule on whether the superintendent of Jasper National Park, Greg F more ...

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Silver lining

The Jasper Bears came close to capturing a provincial baseball title, dropping a 7-4 decision to the High Prairie Titans in the final game of the Tier III Mosquito Provincials  in High Prairie July 25th to 27th. The tournament capped a great season, in which the  Bears went undefeated in all regular season ga more ...

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Reel Lives: Filmmaker profile

Peter Wunstorf More than two decades ago, Peter Wunstorf was handed a script. It was a short script, featuring a single character alone in an empty house. “I thought it was such a great, well-written script,” he remembered in an interview Aug. 20. “It was one character, no dialogue, and just the way the scrip more ...

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Expand conversation about low wages

Last week council voted to approve a pay raise for the municipality’s non-unionized employees. Councilors debated for hours before finally giving their approval, and the motion still didn’t pass unanimously (Couns. Rico Damota and Brian Nesbitt both voted against it.) The decision came after Strategic Steps I more ...

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  • Maligne development challenged in court

    Ecojustice lawyers have filed a court challenge against Parks Canada, aiming to quash the possibility of overnight accommodations at Jasper's Maligne more ...

    August 28, 2014
  • Cavell once again open to public

    The Mount Edith Cavell day-use area re-opened Aug. 29. According to Parks Canada, weather patterns, shorter days and a "significant decrease" in the w more ...

    August 28, 2014
  • Expand conversation about low wages

    Last week council voted to approve a pay raise for the municipality’s non-unionized employees. Councilors debated for hours before finally giving thei more ...

    August 27, 2014
  • IN BRIEF: August 28, 2014

    Jensen sentenced to manslaughter Cody Kyle Jensen was sentenced to four years in prison for stabbing a Cape Breton man to death in a hotel room in Jas more ...

    August 27, 2014
  • COUNCIL BRIEFS: Aug. 19, 2014

    Waiting on certification After three years of waiting, the municipality is now three months away from receiving LEED certification—and finding out its more ...

    August 27, 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
  • Robin Campbell: Where were you?

    Dear Editor, This past week, as PC heavyweight Doug Horner was doing all he could to avoid responsibility for the mismanagement of government aircraft more ...

    August 20, 2014
  • Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

    Dear Editor, On June 4 the Ottawa Citizen reported that your Government Operations Centre (GOC) sent an email to all federal departments—presumably in more ...

    August 13, 2014
  • Time for changes to national park air quality

    Dear Editor, It is troubling that a visit to Jasper can pose a threat to one’s family’s health or even their lives because of air pollution. The natio more ...

    August 06, 2014
  • Concerns remain for Maligne Lake

    Dear Editor, No hotel at Maligne Lake. Frankly, what’s the difference? While Parks Canada has denied Maligne Tours’ request to build a luxury hotel at more ...

    August 06, 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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