Jasper superintendent resigns, takes new assignment with Parks

Jasper superintendent resigns, takes new assignment with Parks

Greg Fenton, field unit superintendent for Jasper National Park, will be leaving his position Sept. 7. He has accepted an assignment as special advisor on development regulations w ...

Petition asks for equality at Jasper Elementary School

Petition asks for equality at Jasper Elementary School

In response to the “elimination” of Grade 4 for the 2015/16 school year, more than 80 people have signed an online petition calling for “equal education for every student in Jasper ...

Centennial Field unsafe for games, says soccer association

Centennial Field unsafe for games, says soccer association

Centennial Field is in such disrepair that Jasper’s soccer teams will not be permitted to host games next year, unless it is restored. The municipality was recently informed by the ...

Crested caracara spotted in Jasper National Park

Crested caracara spotted in Jasper National Park

A crested caracara was spotted for the first time in Jasper National Park in mid-July, sending the birding world into a flutter. The positive identification was made by Dale Wilde, ...

Jasperite tapped as NDP candidate for Yellowhead

Jasperite tapped as NDP candidate for Yellowhead

Freshly minted as the NDP candidate for Yellowhead, Ken Kuzminski is running for office for the third time. In 2008, he unsuccessfully ran for the NDP in both the provincial and fe ...

Day in the Life: Jasper wedding photographers

Day in the Life: Jasper wedding photographers

The shutter fires, the flash pops, but did they capture the moment? There’s no time to think about that now, the bride and groom just said “I do” and are walking down the aisle hea ...

Pine beetle population survives winter unscathed

Pine beetle population survives winter unscathed

The mountain pine beetle population continues to flourish in Jasper National Park, according to new data from the province that indicates the local population survived the winter r ...

Jasper superintendent resigns, takes new assignment with Parks

Greg Fenton, field unit superintendent for Jasper National Park, will be leaving his position Sept. 7. He has accepted an assignme more ...

August 27, 2015

Red Fins qualify for provincials

Over the Aug. 8th and 9th weekend, 12 members of the Jasper Red Fins swim team travelled to Edmonton for the annual regional champ more ...

August 26, 2015

Teixeira’s new album takes her ‘full circle’

It wasn’t until Awna Teixeira was 27 years old that she discovered musicality runs in her family. While visiting her grandparents more ...

August 26, 2015

Kind words from a Fitzhugh reader

Dear Editor, I loved your last issue, Vol. 10, Issue 39. The Lil’ Cowpoke on the cover was so adorable and if you look close, a tr more ...

August 19, 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.

    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 certainty,

    crouch down and scrawl my 

    name with yours in wet cement.


    – Sounds Familiar by the Weakerthans

    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 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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