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At the heart of healthy eating

While we’re focused on matters of the heart for Valentine’s Day, have you stopped to think about your heart health lately? Heart disease is one of Canada’s leading causes of death, and Hypertension Canada estimates that 7.5 million Canadians are living with hypertension, with millions more likely to be diagnosed. The good news is that heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy habits, such ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Dog

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are looking for a comedy, “Dog” is not it. All the trailers make it look like it would be a funny movie. The ads make it seem family friendly. I think the advertising execs missed their target market. Yes, there is a dog and Channing Tatum starring opposite each other, but this is not a family comedy. It is actually a great drama that focuses on several facets. ...

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Word from the Library: Book clubs

Jasper Municipal Library staff Book clubs Are you a member of a book club? I am, and I enjoy the variety of books I discover with the help of suggestions from my book club friends. However, even a book club with members who can’t get enough of books and can be found reading while doing dishes or weeding the garden, goes through periods of ‘book club fatigue’. Sometimes book clubs need a new twist to their m ...

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Give leftovers a lift with three tasty ‘upcooking’ ideas

Reducing food waste is essential to preserving the planet. It’s estimated that the average Canadian wastes a staggering 174 pounds of household food each year, according to Radio Canada International. On a smaller scale, we have leftovers we don’t know what to do with that pile up in the fridge, whether they’re unused ingredients or uneaten takeout. But there are always quick and easy fixes to elevate your ...

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Artist of the Month: Keenan Sillence

Local artist Keenan Sillence sits in front of his mural inside the Jasper Aquatic Centre. | Supplied photo Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh When did you start creating? I’ve enjoyed creating and drawing since I was quite young. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing monster trucks for my friends in Grade 3. Since then, I’ve been on and off working on personal projects, digital illustrations, g ...

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‘Sacred Fire’ unveiled for mural festival

Kalum Teke Dan poses in front of his piece, “Sacred Fire,” at an unveiling party hosted by the Uplift! Jasper Mural Festival at Jasper Pizza Place on Apr. 29. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Kalum Teke Dan unveiled his mural “Sacred Fire” to sponsors and supporters gathered on the rooftop patio of Jasper Pizza Place on April 29. Local knowledge keeper Matricia Bauer opened the ...

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Awaken your inner mixologist

Surprise all your guests at the next barbecue or happy hour by mixing up this tasty and so caliente cocktail. The magic behind the recipe? A spicy syrup infused with avocados from Mexico. Yes … to avocados in a drink. Spicy Avocado Martini Makes two drinks. Ingredients: Martini 2 oz gin1½ oz dry vermouth½ oz avocado infused spicy syrup½ oz lime juice1 oz club sodaTajin with lime* or Mexican chili powder or ...

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Kevin Kritiques: My Science Project

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Do you love the ‘80s and science fiction movies? If you do, “My Science Project” is the perfect movie for you. Sci-fi is always my go-to, and an ‘80s theme always makes for an interesting movie. You know the film will feature cool cars, a high school setting, a character that is very animated and sometimes the time travel concept. This movie has all that and more. Mic ...

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Four muralists decorating town in inaugural festival

Artist Five Eight works on his piece on the Bear’s Paw Bakery alley wall. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca The first annual UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival launched as four muralists converged on the town to prove that walls are for more than just structural integrity. Each artist is bringing a unique vision to a blank canvas in Jasper’s downtown, and over the next few days, pass ...

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There’s no such thing as too much green

During the week, every minute counts; simple, quick, healthy and oh-so-tasty, this green power bowl is the recipe you can put on your calendar several times a week. With the crunch of the salad and the smooth, comforting texture of avocados from Mexico, this recipe will surprise you with every bite. This power bowl will give you all the energy you need to get through the day, with vitamins, good fats and gr ...

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