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‘I think I was kind of born into it’: Jasperite recognized as Sommelier of the Year

Jasper-raised Jayton Paul is the acting wine director at Published on Main in Vancouver, B.C. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper-raised Jayton Paul was named Sommelier of the Year at the 2022 Vancouver International Wine Festival earlier this year. Paul is currently the acting wine director at Published on Main in Vancouver, B.C. “Since working in Vancouver, I’ve worked in a couple d ...

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Whip up the delicious taste of summer this fall

Although summer is at its end, summer flavours don’t have to be over yet. This is the prime time to enjoy nostalgic treats that extend the taste of summer into your fall fun. What’s more, while we may return to routines, that does not have to signal the end of strawberry season, since strawberries can be grown in warmer climates like California year round. Here are two sweet summer treats you can enjoy thro ...

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Kevin Lazzari: Jurassic World Dominion

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Who remembers the first “Jurassic Park” movie? I remember watching it and thinking how innovative it was. A theme park with cloned dinosaurs seemed like a movie that would be great to watch. Six films later, and I still root for the dinosaurs in certain situations. Bad scientist and angry dinosaur has been a recurring theme in all six movies. How could you not be team ...

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What is Culture Days?

Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh If you ask Google, it will tell you this: Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities, in person and online across the province. If you ask Habitat for the Arts, it will tell you this: Culture Days is a month of celebrating all things art, a month dedicated to artists and art lover ...

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Word from the Library: How to get a free membership

Jasper Municipal Library Staff September is a time of change. Fall is in the air with geese honking and cool mornings. School starts, work schedules shift and fall activities resume.   New to town? Finally have some time? Drop by the library for a free membership. You will need government-issued photo ID and proof you live in Jasper. Signing up kids? The parent or guardian will need to be present. ...

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Easy appetizers to elevate your next gathering

The more the merrier when it comes to appetizers. These gathering-friendly recipes are delicious and sure to be an instant conversation starter. Using bright red strawberries in your appetizers, which are available year-round from California, is a spectacular way to “wow” your guests. Whip up something sweet or savoury with these bright beauties the next time you want to impress your company. Balsamic Straw ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Have you ever watched a movie and had no clue what was going on? “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is set in the multiverse, so I think that is where the confusion lies. I still do not have a strong grasp of the multiverse concept, even though I watched the entire Marvel catalog. There are sections of the movie that border on the absurd. The creators must have silen ...

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Fundraiser for women’s shelter blows the roof off the joint

The organizers of the fundraiser for the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women (YES) David McKnight (left), Saša Jurko and Rob Gray, with Keith Houston on the drums, closing out the event on Aug. 18. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Local musicians performed at ‘The Stand Easy’ Jasper Royal Canadian Legion Branch 31 on Aug. 18 in support of a fundraiser for the Yellowhead Emerg ...

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Training your camera on freshwater stewardship

Getting a great photo of wildlife in your own backyard isn’t always easy, especially when it’s a family of loons and you’re really excited to see them and can’t work your camera properly. | S.Hayes photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca We’ve all been there. A majestic bird suddenly appears in your yard, and just as you’re fumbling with your camera to get the perfect ...

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Tasty trend insight: Sweet heat

Sriracha and caramel; cayenne and chocolate; ghost pepper and molasses; chilies and honey. If these flavours have your mouth watering, then the sweet heat trend may be inviting your tastebuds out for lunch. Gone are the days when a simple touch of heat was enough to make a dish stand out. The demand for greater variety in spicy foods is partly driven by a consumer desire to explore more authentic global cui ...

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