Re-branding the town

Re-branding the town

Tourism Jasper is looking for a new way to sell Jasper. To do that, the destination marketing organization has engaged the same consultants who created Travel Alberta’s “Remember t ...

50 years as a mountain top escape

50 years as a mountain top escape

The experience of standing on top of a mountain, breathing the fresh alpine air and enjoying the spectacular panoramic view of valleys, lakes, rivers and mountains, isn’t one that ...

Van Tighem’s journey comes to an end

Van Tighem’s journey comes to an end

There were days when he pedaled against “60 mile an hour headwinds” through blizzard-like snow. There were days when he slogged through rivers of slush, arriving at his destination ...

Introducing the creative minds behind Mountains and Monsters

Introducing the creative minds behind Mountains and Monsters

While snuggled up on the couch with a fleece blanket last November, Elliott Ingles turned to his girlfriend—who happens to also be his crafting partner—and said, “We should make a ...

Bringing the beach to the mountain

Bringing the beach to the mountain

Sporting grass skirts, leis, Hawaiian shirts and all kinds of retro ski gear, skiers and boarders hit Marmot Basin, April 12, to compete in the Aloha Cup. The third annual “non-tra ...

Jasperite off to national arm wresting championships

Jasperite off to national arm wresting championships

If you take a gander in Laura Park’s purse, you’re likely to find a wrist flexer and a hand grip along with her keys and wallet. These days, as she prepares for the Canadian Nation ...

NATIONAL PARK NEWS: April 17, 2014

NATIONAL PARK NEWS: April 17, 2014

Loons nesting soon on Pyramid Lake It’s another welcome sign that spring has arrived: the hauntingly beautiful call of the common loon. Pyramid Lake is a likely place to hear this ...

50 years as a mountain top escape

The experience of standing on top of a mountain, breathing the fresh alpine air and enjoying the spectacular panoramic view of valleys, lakes, rivers and mountains, isn’t one that everyone will enjoy in their lifetime. But, for many—whether they’re capable of climbing their way there or not—the dream of reach more ...

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Asian night brings in big bucks

One hundred Jasperites packed into a newly-decorated Smitty’s restaurant April 11, to attend Alfred Kong and Marianne Lau’s Asian Night, in support of the Jasper Ladies Hospital Auxiliary’s ultrasound fundraising efforts. The restaurant’s owners decked out their dining area with Asian-inspired décor, and as a more ...

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Bringing the beach to the mountain

Sporting grass skirts, leis, Hawaiian shirts and all kinds of retro ski gear, skiers and boarders hit Marmot Basin, April 12, to compete in the Aloha Cup. The third annual “non-traditional” race attracted more than 150 competitors to Tranquilizer, where Marmot staff set up a fun course with banked turns, roll more ...

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Introducing the creative minds behind Mountains and Monsters

While snuggled up on the couch with a fleece blanket last November, Elliott Ingles turned to his girlfriend—who happens to also be his crafting partner—and said, “We should make a mountain out of this.” And within minutes the scissors were out and Ingles was turning the blanket into the first-ever Mountains a more ...

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Adding legitimacy to an already legitimate argument

Three former Parks Canada bosses made national headlines last week, when they released a letter to the minister of environment, asking that she put a stop to Maligne Tours’ proposal to build a hotel on one of Jasper’s iconic lakes. The letter—addressed to Leona Aglukkaq and signed by Nikita Lopoukhine, a form more ...

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  • Asian night brings in big bucks

    One hundred Jasperites packed into a newly-decorated Smitty’s restaurant April 11, to attend Alfred Kong and Marianne Lau’s Asian Night, in support of more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • Sharing the Spirit

    If you’ve ever walked into a Jasper business and been delighted by the warm smile of an enthusiastic employee, there’s a strong chance you’ve encounte more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • What makes you unique?

    Community Outreach Services has been out in force over the past few weeks, canvassing the community to rustle up participants for its diversity projec more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • Major donation for museum

    It took almost two years to happen, but with some strategic pestering and the right connections, the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives finally rec more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • Six years of giving

    For the sixth year in a row, Oka Sushi’s “chopstick locker” program raised funds to donate to local community organizations. This year, the Jasper-Yel more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • Keep the door closed on development at Maligne Lake

    Dear Editor, We would like to add our voices to those who have expressed concern over the proposed building of a resort at Maligne Lake in Jasper Nati more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • No positive references for library contractor

    Dear Editor, It was interesting to note the expressions on our councillors’ faces at the last council meeting when the CAO was giving them a litany of more ...

    April 16, 2014
  • Word choice matters

    Dear Editor, Thanks for your paper’s recent review of Gabrielle. As the parents of a daughter with Williams Syndrome, we’re pretty excited about the f more ...

    March 12, 2014
  • ‘No room for back room deals’

    Dear Editor, I have spent much time digging and asking pointed questions of those involved and it seems the story of the behind-the-scenes discussions more ...

    March 12, 2014
  • Library project not to be celebrated

    Dear Editor, It was interesting to note in the last issue of the Fitzhugh, regarding the progress of the library, that some worker decided to cover th more ...

    March 05, 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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