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Progress Pride Flag raised in celebration of love and equality

Maggie Sammon (left) and Joost Tijssen (right), co-chairs of the Jasper Pride Festival Society, pose with Jasper the Bear at the flag raising ceremony to kick off the 13th Jasper Pride & Ski Festival on April 1. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca The 13th annual Jasper Pride & Ski Festival kicked-off on April 1 with the first raising of the Progress Pride flag at the Jaspe ...

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Word from the Library: Spring is here

Writer-in-Residence Paulette Dubé will host Genius Loci, a series of interviews with local writers and artists about their “process to product” journeys. Pictured, Paulette and guest genius David Harrap on phone with the names blurred out. | Supplied photo Jasper Municipal Library staff Spring is here, and programming at the library is back in bloom. On Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m., join Marci DeWandel, ...

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Spring recipe you can make for lunch

Whet your appetite and see what you can whip up for lunch with this simple and delicious sandwich. Seasoning the delectable fried haloumi cheese with zingy yet earthy za’atar is just what’s needed as winter comes to an end. When layered on naturally fermented bread, the flavours of the middle eastern spice blend – comprised of oregano, thyme, sumac and sesame – truly come alive. Serve with kombucha to add m ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Tony Rome

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Once in a while, I like to visit an old classic from a specific time period. I decided to focus on the ‘60s and picked the movie “Tony Rome.” I love the era for the cars alone, but there is something about the ‘60s that makes for the perfect movie. Maybe the style of clothes paired with a music scene that developed its own style leaving the '50s behind makes the perfe ...

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Renowned wildlife artist to host reception in Jasper

International wildlife artist Tammy Taylor is acclaimed for her attention to detail in her paintings. She will be at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum on April 9 at a reception. | J.McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca International wildlife artist Tammy Taylor remembers sitting on her grandma’s knee when she was just four years old as the two drew pictur ...

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Ammolite becoming Alberta’s official gemstone

Brian Stevens and Dina Virlas, owners of Timberwolf Rocky Mountain Emporium, show one of the store’s vibrant ammolite specimens on display. In addition, the business carries a huge selection of ammolite jewelery including rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. | J.McQuarrie photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca As ammolite is set to become Alberta’s official g ...

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Jasper Pride & Ski Festival to feature diversity of events

Skiers take part in the Pride Flag ski run at Marmot Basin during the Jasper Pride Festival on April 24, 2021. | Marmot Basin photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Drag shows, helicopter tours and the only gay ski week in the Canadian Rockies: those are just a few of the events planned for this year’s Jasper Pride & Ski Festival. Running April 1-10, the fest ...

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Lutheran Church to close by end of year, new non-profit owners sought for building

The Jasper Lutheran Church will close by the end of the year. The church’s congregation/board has invited proposals from charitable not-for-profit organizations to take over the property. | J. McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Lutheran Church (JLC) will be closing its doors by the end of the year after 56 years of serving as a place of ...

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Guidebook offers info on fishing spots in Rockies

Joey Ambrosi has been fishing and hiking nearly all his life. The second edition of Ambrosi’s book, “Fishing the Canadian Rockies,” is a comprehensive guide to lakes, rivers and streams on both sides of the Continental Divide. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Fishing can be relaxing, it can be exciting, it can be a great way to grab a meal. Just ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Uncharted

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are looking for an action movie that has it all, look no further, because “Uncharted” has it all. There is plenty of action, comedy and a script that will keep you entertained for the total duration of the movie. One hour and 56 minutes will pass by swiftly, and you will crave more. I had the privilege of seeing “Uncharted” on the big screen at the Chaba. The f ...

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