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Kevin Kritiques: Better Call Saul

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are a criminal, you know who to call. Saul is the guy that you phone when you are in trouble and need a lawyer to get you out of a jam. “Better Call Saul” is a spin-off series from the critically acclaimed TV show, “Breaking Bad.” If you know the names Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, you probably binge-watched the show and were disappointed when it all came to ...

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Carnaval d’hiver at École Desrochers

Ècole Desrochers students line up for tug-of-war fun. | Supplied photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca In a celebration of French culture, staff at École Desrochers organized the Carnaval d’hiver on March 11. Students and staff enjoyed a variety of games based in French tradition, in celebration of Francophone month, held internationally in March each year, sai ...

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UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival to feature local artist

Local artist Keenan Sillence sits in front of his mural inside the Jasper Aquatic Centre. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Running from April 23 until May 8, the first annual UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival will feature four Canadian artists, including Jasper-raised Keenan Sillence. Brandishing their different styles and mediums, the muralists wi ...

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Word from the Library: Francophonie Month, staff changes and writer-in-residence

Writer-in-Residence Paulette Blanchette-Dubé is currently mentoring local writers and will be at the Jasper Municipal Library until the end of April. | Supplied photo Jasper Municipal Library staff Thank you to those who participated in Food for Fines and submitted recipes for the Community Cookbook. Did you miss the cookbook deadline?  Never fear. Recipes can still be sent to the library all year roun ...

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Playwright coming to Jasper, readers needed

Habitat for the Arts will offer a script salon in the Jasper Library and Cultural Centre starting 7 p.m. March 19. | File photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Habitat for the Arts will offer a script salon in the Jasper Library and Cultural Centre starting 7 p.m. March 19 that will feature a playwright from Edmonton. Actors (readers) will be given a script and ...

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International Women’s Day aims to break the bias

Staff at the Jasper Employment & Education Centre hold a banner for International Women’s Day, which took place on March 8. This year’s theme was “Break the Bias." From the left: Ginette Marcoux, executive director; Astra Fe Penas, adult education coordinator; Diane Muir, receptionist; Sabrina Kelly, adult literacy coordinator; Monica Rodriguez, operations manager; and Sarah Barteaux, employment coach. ...

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Artist of the Month: Erin Karpluk

Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh What medium do you work in? I am a film and television actress.   Is there a reason why you chose that medium?  Ever since I was a kid I wanted to act. I love using my imagination and storytelling. Stories have inspired me, comforted me and allowed some form of escape through hard times in my life. Growing up in Jasper, we did not have a drama club, b ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Always Be My Maybe

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Once in a while, I will watch stand-up comedy when I need a laugh. I cruised through Netflix’s catalog and found a comedian that caught my eye. Ali Wong seemed like a good choice, and I watched one of her routines. Her comedy is raunchy and is probably more than I bargained for. My friend Kirby Morrow was a comic, and he told me that it was the hardest thing he had ev ...

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Break-A-Leg brings live theatre to Jasper

The Break-A-Leg Theatre gang from Hinton had a short rest before jumping into action in “You Can't Get There From Here,” performed at the Activity Centre in Jasper on Feb. 26. From the left: actors Terry McHugh, Sarah Burns, Chandra Moir, Don Engerdahl, Anna Marie Cerovski and Joey Guimond. | J.McQuarrie photos Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Lots of action, twi ...

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A veggie twist on a family favourite

Want a healthier twist on a takeout favourite? Try this nutritious and delicious spin with cauliflower pizza, for those nights when you want a treat that’s as good for you as it tastes. This kidney-friendly pie is perfect for those looking to limit their intake of sodium and phosphorus. It was developed by dietitian Hanna Kim for the Kidney Community Kitchen, a Kidney Foundation website that offers tasty re ...

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