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Kevin Kritiques: House of Gucci

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Every year, there is a movie that slips under my radar, and I become aware of it through someone's recommendation. Marketing had nothing to do with my decision to watch it, but a simple referral is all it took. They say referrals are the best form of advertising, and I tend to agree when it comes to the movie industry. “House of Gucci” is a film that would not be on m ...

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Break-A-Leg Theatre visiting Jasper

Break-A-Leg Theatre will bring its show to Jasper on Feb. 26 with doors at the Jasper Activity Centre Main Hall opening at 6 p.m. Photos supplied by Break-A-Leg Theatre director Don Engerdahl. Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh Jasper, you are in for a treat! As part of the RE-Animate the Arts program, Habitat for the Arts has partnered with Arts Jasper and Break-A-Leg Theatre to present their first ...

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Climbing stories shared in new series at museum

Peter Amann, a certified mountain guide in Jasper for 40 years, kicked off the “Stories from the Mountains” series at the Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Museum & Archives in December. In the photo, he’s aid climbing at the Rock Gardens on a climb called Quarter Inch Overhang. | Supplied photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca A winter storytelling series at the ...

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Juicy rib recipe that’s actually good for you

Eating healthier doesn’t mean giving up on your favourites — even ones you would never think could be made into something good for you. Take this finger-licking-good recipe for Korean-style short ribs, which is low in sodium and could fit a kidney-friendly diet. It’s made by chef Kris Gaudet for the Kidney Community Kitchen, a Kidney Foundation website that offers tasty recipes, tips and expert advice on ho ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Ant-Man

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Time seems to be speeding up as I get older. “Ant-Man” came out in 2015, and it only feels like a few years ago that I viewed it at the Chaba Theatre. I am a huge fan of Marvel movies, and I am thrilled when something is produced in the Marvel universe that is different. “Ant-Man” fills the category of being unique from the standpoint of what Marvel has already create ...

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Beer festival sells out after returning from COVID hiatus

The Jasper Beer and Spirits Festival returned at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge last weekend after a one-year COVID hiatus. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Attendees sampled a variety of craft beers and spirits during the Jasper Beer and Spirits Festival at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge last weekend. Mark Kondrat, CEO of Alberta Beer Festivals, co-founded what is now Alberta Beer Festivals wi ...

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Submit winter photos for chance to win prizes

With his photo of a winter swan at Kinney Lake, Sebastian Traczyk won in the Winter Landscapes category for the 2021 Celebrate Winter Photo Contest. Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Photographers can submit their winter snaps for the chance to win more than $500 in prizes through the second annual Celebrate Winter Photo Contest. The contest will be open from Feb. 17 to Mar. 17 and will be divided into thr ...

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Chaba Theatre closing at end of month, building being converted into restaurant

The Chaba Theatre will be converted into a restaurant after coming into new ownership at the end of February. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasper’s movie theatre will screen its last feature at the end of this month as it comes under new ownership and is slated to become a restaurant. The Jasper Brewpub will take possession of the Chaba Theatre on Feb. 25. “I’m bittersweet about it, ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh Once in a while, a title will capture my interest, and I make it a point of watching the movie because of a few simple words. I had never heard of the movie “Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop.” The title intrigued me, because who is this Miss Willoughby and why is the bookshop haunted? I had a certain vision of her character, and the writers delivered exactly w ...

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A healthy dip for the ultimate game night

Put down the food delivery apps and level up your snack game for the next match day with this amazing avocado dip recipe – and no, it’s not guacamole. This healthy and colourful snack combines creamy avocados from Mexico, beet hummus, fresh salmon, crunchy vegetables and a hint of jalapeño — just enough to spice things up. It’s easy to make and also for clean up. The Ultimate 7-Layer Dip Prep time: 30 minut ...

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