Tobogganing closures spark petition

Tobogganing closures spark petition

The closure of two popular tobogganing areas in town has been widely condemned by residents sparking a petition demanding the municipality reconsider its decision. Christina Petluk ...

Popular tobogganing areas to be closed over safety concerns

Popular tobogganing areas to be closed over safety concerns

The municipality is moving swiftly to stop people from tobogganing at two popular locations in town after a risk assessment deemed the areas unfit for play. Snape’s Hill, located a ...

Dog narrowly survives cougar attack 

Dog narrowly survives cougar attack 

A local Jasper family is counting themselves lucky after their seven-year-old dog narrowly survived being attacked by a cougar, Jan. 15. Dani Diduck and her husband Dale were getti ...

Chamber allays concerns about the Tour of Alberta

Chamber allays concerns about the Tour of Alberta

The Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce is hitting the pavement in a bid to hear directly from local business owners about the challenges they face and to allay concerns about the Tour ...

Council approves daily childcare meals

Council approves daily childcare meals

Parents who send their children to Wildflower Childcare will soon be able skip packing their little ones a lunch. After months of debate, municipal council unanimously approved a r ...

Backcountry reservations open Jan. 25

Backcountry reservations open Jan. 25

Calling all backcountry campers. On Jan. 25 Parks Canada will open Jasper National Park’s (JNP) backcountry campsite reservation system at 8 a.m. Reservations for front country cam ...

Fat bike race series a huge success

Fat bike race series a huge success

About 30 local and visiting racers came out to test their pedaling prowess at Jasper’s first Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series, Jan. 12 to 14. The three-day affair kicked off with a fo ...

Tobogganing closures spark petition

The closure of two popular tobogganing areas in town has been widely condemned by residents sparking a petition demanding the muni more ...

January 19, 2017

Climbers duke it out at the Boulder Battle

It might be winter, but that didn’t stop a dedicated group of rock climbers from showing off their strength and skill at the secon more ...

January 18, 2017

Bagpiping rock band takes over the Atha-B

If you have a kilt then now is the time to pull it out. The Johnny McCuaig Band is one kilt-wearing, bagpipe playing rock group yo more ...

January 18, 2017

Closing tobogganing hills the right decision

The rush of sliding down a hill on a wooden sled or a magic carpet has become a right of passage for generations of Canadians. It’ more ...

January 18, 2017

How to spin a bike trail

Dear editor, According to a recent press release from the minister of environment and climate change, the idea of the proposed Ice more ...

January 18, 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.

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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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