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Artist of the Month: Marie-Pierre Flipo-Bergeron

Photo provided by the musician Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh Q: When did you start creating? A: To be honest, I probably started singing very early. My parents always told me that I was singing everywhere I went. When I was five years old, I went on a lip-sync TV show singing a song from France Gall, “Ella, elle l’a,” a song about Ella Fitzgerald. I always loved jazzy, soulful voices. I remember ...

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Photographic exhibit showcases challenges of habitat for both humans and wildlife

Liam Kavanagh-Bradette’s photos show the lengths that humans will go to in order to survive. Pictured, a ship carries new vehicles to the far north where a community that started to serve the DEW Line continues to thrive but with much aid from the south. | Supplied photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A trigger warning might be necessary for “HABITUATE, ACCLIMATE,” ...

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Word from the Library: A summer update

Jasper Municipal Library Staff How is your summer? Our summer has been going really well, with visitors from far and near. We’ve welcomed new-to-Jasper residents, first-time library visitors as well as returning seasonal workers and Lake Edith residents. The seating areas are busy and the Wi-Fi is well used. Thursday’s Summer Reading Club has been well attended, and Saturday Storytime has been lots of fun. ...

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Kevin Kritiques: The Lost City

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are looking for an action adventure film involving a treasure map, “The Lost City” will do the trick. Be forewarned this is a comedy, and there is adult humor that is so subtle it can be missed. The rating is PG, but if you are paying attention, it could be rated 14A. I thought it was more of a parody of a treasure hunt movie than something like “Indiana Jones. ...

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Four things to look for when choosing your campground

As many campers will tell you, there’s an art to choosing just the right spot. The more you camp, the more intuitive it gets, but if you’re a beginner or looking to up your camping game, here are some pointers. Make sure the ground is level Pitching your tent on a level surface makes a huge difference in your comfort. Before you set up camp, inspect the ground to make sure there are no sharp rocks or large ...

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Local artist beautifies space with mesmerizing mural

Mackenzie Brown (Kamamak) stands in front of her mural, titled "We Are Still Here," that she painted on the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Where once stood a blank concrete wall, Indigenous artist Mackenzie Brown (Kamamak) created her vibrant and heartfelt mural titled “We Are Still Here.” On July 31, before a crowd of mesmerized onlooke ...

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Kevin Kritiques: The Gray Man

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh OK, just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. I have become tired of Netflix’s buffet of mediocre when it comes to their action flicks. Nothing jumped out and piqued my interest until I noticed the movie, “The Gray Man.” I read the synopsis and thought maybe I should take a chance. The whole spy versus spy concept intrigued me, because I immediately thoug ...

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How well do you know your own home town?

You might think you know your town like the back of your hand. But if you go for a walk or a drive in your neighbourhood, you might be stunned by a new shop or a landmark that you didn’t notice before. Whether you’re planning a staycation or just need a new family activity, there’s no better time to learn more about where you live. Here are some fun ways to explore your home town on a new level: Create a ph ...

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Local restaurants preparing for upcoming farm-to-table festival

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodgewill be featured in Alberta on the Plate. | J.Stockfish photo Tekarra Lodge, Evil Dave’s Grill and Olive Bistro will be featured in Alberta on the Plate. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Four local eateries will be showcased next month in the fourth annual “dine around” festival known as Alberta on the Plate. Running from Aug. 12-21, the province-wide ...

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Tips for supporting your immune system

The immune system is a powerful thing – helping us stay healthy as we come across germs throughout each day. Fortunately there are some things you can do to support the essential functioning of the immune system, including eating nutrient-rich foods and adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours. Here are some nutrients shown to be good for your immune system, and where to find them: Folate The body uses folate ...

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