Campground reservations for Jasper, Banff and other national parks in Alberta open this week

January 7 2020 8:35am Reservations for front-country camping in Alberta’s national parks open this week, with Jasper National Park reservations opening first on Tuesday. Kendra Slugoski has the details. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Teenage girl from Vancouver killed in 2-vehicle Jasper National Park crash

Posted December 23, 2019 1:13 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A teenage girl was killed and a woman airlifted to an Edmonton hospital after their car collided with a minivan…

Alberta budget adds $5M to fight mountain pine beetle; dead trees spotted in Edmonton

Alberta is increasing what it spends to fight the mountain pine beetle in the province’s forests. Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen says the amount is going up by $5 million to a total of $30 million. It was part of an…

Plane that crashed near Jasper stalled shortly after takeoff: TSB investigation

A plane that crashed into the Athabasca River near Jasper, Alta., in July stalled and entered into a spin shortly after takeoff, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The TSB released its findings into the fatal plane crash…

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…