Jasper National Park stops issuing bear reports due to ‘harassment of wildlife’

Jasper National Park has stopped issuing bear reports this summer because the warnings have become counterproductive: instead of taking heed of the reports, visitors actively seek out the animals and sometimes take risks to snap photos. The discontinuation of reports…

Visitors have scary close encounter with bear on bridge in Jasper

A close encounter with a bear in Jasper National Park left some people quite shaken Friday afternoon. It happened at around 3 p.m. at Athabasca Falls inside the park. Bijan Avaz, a college student visiting from Los Angeles, captured video…

Plane recovered from Jasper crash site, investigation continues

A Cessna 150J that crashed near Jasper over the weekend, killing the plane’s passenger, has been recovered from the Athabasca River. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Tuesday that the aircraft is now being transported to the TSB lab…

Second World War-era explosive found by climbers in Jasper National Park

A Second World War-era explosive was found on a mountain this past week in Jasper National Park, prompting the military to go in and detonate it. The surprising discovery was made on July 4, when a group of climbers found…

No-stopping zone in place on highway west of Jasper to allow bears to feed

As a way to help protect animals and humans, Jasper National Park has implemented a no-stopping zone along a busy stretch of highway west of the town. People are no longer allowed to stop along a 12-kilometre stretch of Highway…

April traffic stops in Jasper, Canmore lead to drug busts: RCMP

Because of traffic stops in the Rocky Mountains, police seized a variety of drugs last month. After stopping a speeding vehicle near Jasper on April 9, police found 1.8 kilograms of cocaine and phenacetin (buffer), 250 grams of methamphetamine and…

Man seriously injured in ‘unprovoked’ attack in Jasper: RCMP

Jasper RCMP are searching for a suspect after a man was seriously injured in what Mounties said was an unprovoked attack early Saturday morning in the Alberta resort town. The reported attack happened around 12:30 a.m. outside the Royal Canadian…

Spruce Grove man charged in connection with Jasper bar brawl

A Spruce Grove man has been charged in connection with a bar fight in Jasper, Alta., that left another man with serious facial injuries. On Jan. 27 at 1:15 a.m., officers responded to a call from bouncers at the Athabasca…