Alberta Votes: West Yellowhead candidates talk issues

Alberta Votes: West Yellowhead candidates talk issues

Albertans will be heading to the polls for the 29th time in the province’s history, May 5. The stakes couldn’t be higher with global oil prices plunging, income taxes on the rise, ...

John Catucci, Food Network film in Jasper

John Catucci, Food Network film in Jasper

From elk steak to a smoked duck clubhouse sandwich, the Downstream Restaurant and Lounge was serving its finest cuisine for the cameras this week. That’s because the Food Network w ...

Jasper fire chief cycles the Dempster, raises funds for MS

Jasper fire chief cycles the Dempster, raises funds for MS

If you were to sum up Greg Van Tighem’s latest cycling trip along the Dempster Highway, it would play out a little something like this: mud, road closures, frozen Kentucky Fried Ch ...

Jasper sparkles: Run raises awareness and funds for mental health

Jasper sparkles: Run raises awareness and funds for mental health

As Jasperites sporting feather boas, sequin dresses, tinfoil skirts, wigs and sparkly hats ran around town, April 19, passersby couldn’t help but ask: “What’s this all about?” The ...

Icefields Parkway: One road, two parks & 75 years of discovery

Icefields Parkway: One road, two parks & 75 years of discovery

It’s like no other drive in the world. From sweeping valleys lined with emerald lakes to the dizzying heights of snow-capped mountains, the meandering 230-km journey from Jasper to ...

Aloha from Marmot Basin

Aloha from Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin brought the beach to the mountain, April 18, with the fourth annual Aloha Cup. The “non-traditional” race attracted 130 competitors, most of whom were sporting grass s ...

Reducing wildfire risk + restoring habitat = improving park ecosystems

Reducing wildfire risk + restoring habitat = improving park ecosystems

Being a member of the Parks Canada fire management team is one of the “hottest” jobs around this season. It got even hotter this week as the team began work in the Jackladder Compl ...

Library delays won’t effect September opening

Although a few projects have fallen behind schedule, the long overdue library and cultural centre is still on track for its Sept. more ...

April 22, 2015

Aloha from Marmot Basin

Marmot Basin brought the beach to the mountain, April 18, with the fourth annual Aloha Cup. The “non-traditional” race attracted 1 more ...

April 22, 2015

PoeTrain to stop in Jasper

Nearly 20 Canadian poets—and a poetry writing robot—are headed to Jasper on the Great Canadian PoeTrain. The tour, in celebration more ...

April 22, 2015

TV appearances boost Jasper’s profile

If Jasper isn’t already famous for its breathtaking landscapes, it’s now on its way to becoming a full-blown reality TV star. Late more ...

April 22, 2015

“Canadians are not lazy”

Dear Editor, I’m not pleased about MP Jim Eglinski’s comment “don’t expect changes to the foreign worker program.” The federal Con more ...

April 22, 2015
  • Library delays won’t effect September opening

    Although a few projects have fallen behind schedule, the long overdue library and cultural centre is still on track for its Sept. 1 completion date. M more ...

    April 22, 2015
  • Evergreens contribution doubles for 2015

    Taxpayers will notice a substantial increase to their Evergreens Foundation contribution this year, as the organization attempts to recover from a maj more ...

    April 22, 2015
  • TV appearances boost Jasper’s profile

    If Jasper isn’t already famous for its breathtaking landscapes, it’s now on its way to becoming a full-blown reality TV star. Lately, the community ha more ...

    April 22, 2015
  • Jasper brew pub signs on as Tour of Alberta sponsor

    The Jasper Brewing Company is the first community sponsor of the Tour of Alberta, contributing $10,000 toward the local organizing committee (LOC). As more ...

    April 22, 2015
  • In Brief

    Liberal candidate a no-show Despite reports from the Alberta Liberal party that Zack Siezmagraff would be running in the West Yellowhead riding, there more ...

    April 22, 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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