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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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Movie of the month: Florence Jasper Jenkins

In this biopic motion picture, Meryl Streep reenacts the inspiring true story of the world’s worst singer. Florence Foster Jenkins follows the life a New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream to become an opera singer. Despite achieving some notoriety in the 1940s, this isn’t your normal success story. Every time Florence opened her mouth to sing, what she heard was beautiful—even angelic. Howeve ...

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Getting jazzy at the art gallery

Combining acoustic grand pianos, synthesizers, organs and the melodica, Parker Abbott Trio isn’t your grandfather’s jazz from decades gone past. The trio—made up of Simeon Abbott, Teri Parker and Mark Segger—is a keyboard-centric group of Toronto-based musicians who dive deep into today’s modern world of jazz using only two pianists and a drummer, creating a unique multi-faceted sound. “I wouldn’t say we’re ...

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Four shows in a row: Devon Coyote returns

Rock and blues act Devon Coyote is at it again, playing not one but four upcoming shows in Jasper. “Last time we played in Jasper we did three shows in a row and it was so much fun that we decided to add on an extra night this time around,” front man Devon Bjarnason said. “We saw different people come out every night so we were really excited to come back.”   After releasing their third album—The Wind—in 20 ...

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