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Seniors host annual cookie walk

The Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge was packed with all sorts of people on Dec. 3 for the annual seniors’ cookie walk. Along with the cookie sale, which offered up a hearty variety of cookies and squares, there was also a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and an ornament sale. Photographer Brian Van Tighem was also on hand, snapping Santa photos for all. This year’s 50/50 prize amounted to $96, but the winner still ...

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Riding the rails with Santa

It was like a scene right out of The Polar Express as hundreds of children lined up outside Jasper’s train station for a chance to ride the rails with Old St. Nicholas, Nov. 29. Once the train rolled out of the station, the eager passengers glued themselves to the large picture windows, waving goodbye to the townsite while singing classic holiday tunes. As the train approached the British Columbia border, S ...

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Movie of the Month: Denial

Coincidence or not, the Jasper Film Club’s final movie of the year, Denial, is a non-fiction, courtroom drama that is sure to stir up debate, especially in Jasper. Based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, the film recounts university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt’s real life legal battle against historian David Irving, who accused her of libel after she declared him a Hol ...

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How tall can you go? Sustainability club hosts tree growing contest

The Jasper Sustainability Club for Youth is hoping locals, young and old, will duke it out for its second annual tree-growing contest. The club is inviting people to come to Jasper Junior/Senior High School’s (JJSHS) foyer on Dec. 2 between 12-3 p.m. to purchase their very own tree seedling for $10. Once the tiny tree has been acquired, it’s up to the buyer to care for it during the long winter months. Then ...

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Get active with the December Project

As the days get shorter and the mercury dips, curling up in front of the TV, watching movies and gorging on comfort food starts to become more and more appealing, but Jasperite Joe Urie is once again asking locals to spend the month of December getting active while raising funds for charity. Urie started the December Project three years ago to encourage locals to get off the couch for at least 30 minutes a ...

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Christmas craft fair kicks off holiday season

Space was tight as holiday shoppers searched for the perfect gift during the annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Jasper Activity Centre, Nov. 20. Up for grabs was a huge variety of artisan goods from crocheted toques to homemade pie. The annual fair is just one of many that take place each holiday season. The next fair will be at Alpine Summit Seniors Lodge on Dec. 3, where Santa will be posing for pictures ...

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Corb Lund makes an exclusive stop in Jasper

He’s a honky-tonk hero, a rockabilly role model and a coy cowboy, but most of all Corb Lund is an Albertan. The Taber native has spent the past 20 years enjoying a successful music career, recording albums in quaint European studios and playing sold-out shows around the world. However, if you ask this cowboy where his heart lies the answer is never changing. “My family has been here for about five or six ge ...

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Trevor Alguire finds his stride with sixth album

While scrolling through emails, songwriter Trevor Alguire stumbled across a message from an unfamiliar address. After curiously opening the note, Alguire said he was humbled and surprised at what he found. “It was from this DJ in France and it was in broken English, but he just wrote to tell me that my latest album didn’t just make his day, but his whole month,” Alguire said over the telephone. “When people ...

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A tale of love and lust: Jadea Kelly performs in Jasper

Using her own life as inspiration, Jadea Kelly’s Lust & Love tells the all too familiar tale of desire, infidelity and forgiveness. “It was definitely a painful record to write. I didn’t even want to finish it—the whole subject matter was embarrassing to me,” said the indie-rock singer/songwriter. Despite the gut-wrenching pain and all the other awkward emotions that come with a break-up, Kelly said now ...

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Winnipeg’s Sweet Alibi returns to Jasper

It’s been almost a year since Sweet Alibi released Walking in the Dark, the third album for the folk-rock trio. In that time, the band has clocked thousands of kilometres across North America, playing in all sorts of venues from quaint pubs to major summer music festivals. The group’s next stop is an intimate show at Jasper’s Whistle Stop Pub, Nov. 7, with singer/songwriter Jadea Kelly. “It can be really ha ...

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