Tour of Alberta adds mountain stage in Jasper

Tour of Alberta adds mountain stage in Jasper

It’s official: this September the Tour of Alberta will have a mountain stage and that stage will take place in Jasper National Park. The world class cycling event, which attracts t ...

Jasperites conquer the Great Divide

Jasperites conquer the Great Divide

On a dark stretch of highway in New Mexico, two men with tangled hair and bushy beards ambled across the Mexican border, Dec. 31. They didn’t even realize they had crossed it at fi ...

Jasper’s fire chief tackles Dempster Highway on fat bike

Jasper’s fire chief tackles Dempster Highway on fat bike

He pedalled the 2,700-kilometre length of Highway 93 in the blistering heat, and 3,000 kilometres across Highway 16 in blizzards. Now, Greg Van Tighem plans to tackle his toughest ...

Jasper students continue to pursue SEED classroom

Jasper students continue to pursue SEED classroom

The wait has been long and the hurdles high, but Jasper’s students haven’t given up hope of one day planting a sustainable, living classroom in town. In fact, the Jasper Sustainabi ...

Photo gallery: Wintercross a celebration of winter cycling

Photo gallery: Wintercross a celebration of winter cycling

Pedalling through snow is a bit like pedalling through sand: you don’t get anywhere fast, but you certainly get a good workout. On Saturday, Jan. 17, cyclists enjoyed just that, as ...

Photo gallery: Stop gets Loud & Proud

Photo gallery: Stop gets Loud & Proud

Four years ago the Whistle Stop Pub decided to come out with a bang, creating the annual Loud and Proud drag show and dance party, as a way of showing the community and its visitor ...

National Park News: Fire and vegetation top of mind

National Park News: Fire and vegetation top of mind

What’s on your mind this winter season? Planning for epic pow days? Hitting the flat-packed trails on your fat bike? Reaching your perfect stride on your cross-country skis? Well, ...

In Brief: cougar returns, RCMP relocation delayed, festival registration open

Cougar returns to town The town-wide cougar warning remains in effect after one of the two juvenile cougars that were relocated to more ...

January 21, 2015

Bantam Bearcats mind the gap

The Jasper Bantam Bearcats played a home and away series last weekend against two teams that could not have provided a greater con more ...

January 21, 2015

Photo gallery: Stop gets Loud & Proud

Four years ago the Whistle Stop Pub decided to come out with a bang, creating the annual Loud and Proud drag show and dance party, more ...

January 21, 2015

Tour of Alberta ups Jasper’s cycling cred

Jasper’s already a bike town, but with the help of the Tour of Alberta, the park is on its way to becoming a cycling destination. more ...

January 21, 2015

You missed it: Odds concert a hit

Dear Editor, Last Saturday morning my wife Kirsten came into the room to remind me we had tickets to see Odds out at JPL that nigh more ...

January 21, 2015
  • 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.

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    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

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    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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