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Photos: Culture Days returns to Jasper

Jasper's own The Project kicked off the Alberta Culture Days festivities on Sept. 24. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Under sunny skies on Sept. 24, residents and visitors gathered together at Robson Park for a celebration of Alberta Culture Days. The event was co-hosted by l’ Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA), the Jasper Artists Guild (JAG), the Jasper Muni ...

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Writer from Jasper longlisted for CBC Nonfiction Prize

Jasperite Megan Warren was the only writer to get two nominations on the longlist for this year’s CBC Nonfiction Prize. | N.Collins photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Of the 31 writers who made it to the longlist for this year’s CBC Nonfiction Prize, Jasper’s Megan Warren was the only one from across the country with two submissions. The 24-year-old isn’t taking t ...

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Down to the core: Apple Fest a big success

Jasper Local Food Society board member ryAn eSch turns the crank on the apple press while a steady stream of tart but delicious and nutritious juice flows out from it. The third annual Apple Fest was a big success. | S.Hayes photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Residents brought more than a bundle of apples to be turned into juice during Jasper’s third annual Apple ...

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Jasper Folk Music Festival rescheduled to Oct. 1

The Jasper Folk Music Festival will return on Oct. 1 after being postponed due to the wildfire. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Folk Music Festival is back on after having to be postponed due to the power outages caused by the Chetamon wildfire. The seventh-annual festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 1 as a one-day event. This will be the first time that the festiva ...

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Find weeknight recipe success with air fry falafel sliders

Want a healthy dinner that’s sure to be a hit for the whole family? Look no further than Anna Olson’s air fry falafel sliders. Packed with nutrients and topped with a tahini lemon yogurt, enjoy this Mediterranean spin on a classic dish. Air Fry Falafel Sliders Cook time: 12 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Serves: 12 Ingredients: Falafels: 19 oz (540 ml) can chickpeas, well-drained1/4 cup (50 ml) chopped yello ...

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Have you ever watched a movie for a specific reason? A friend from Edmonton posted on social media about the World Dodgeball Championships. I thought, “Is that even a thing?” and googled it. It turns out Edmonton hosted countries from around the world Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. It was Canada’s first time hosting the event with 70 teams from 25 countries taking part in the fi ...

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Apple Fest offers tasty solution to excess fruit

Jasper Local Food Society board members Ashley Kennedy and ryAn eSch (correct capitalization) operate an apple cider press during the second annual Apple Fest at the community garden on Oct. 2, 2021. | File photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca There’s another reason to pick all of the apples from your apple trees. Apple Fest is making its triumphant return this week ...

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Impromptu concert re-energizes community

Randy and the Random Roots perform at Locals Unplugged in Centennial Park on Sept. 10. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca After two years of being cancelled by the pandemic, the Jasper Folk Music Festival (JFMF) was poised for a glorious comeback in 2022. However, less than a week before showtime, the Chetamon wildfire started and the power to Jasper was cut as the powerline was d ...

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Five healthy facts about strawberries

Did you know strawberries are one of the healthiest fresh fruits? Here are some healthy facts about everyone’s favourite berry. 1. They support the immune system. Just one cup of strawberries has 95 per cent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. 2. Strawberries are full of beneficial nutrients including potassium, folate, fibre and antioxidants known as polyphenols. 3. The high levels of vitamin C an ...

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Warrior Woman facing Bears on prime-time television

Local Indigenous entrepreneur Matricia Bauer will appear on APTN’s “Bears’ Lair” on Sept. 11. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Local Indigenous entrepreneur Matricia Bauer will be one of 18 contestants on APTN’s new show, “Bears’ Lair,” that airs on Sept. 11. The premise of the show is similar to other reality shows, “Shark Tank” and “Dragon's Den,” where contestants pitch their pr ...

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