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An artist’s alternate view of wildfire

A fireweed emerges from the destruction of a wildfire in one of Alberta’s Boreal forests. Photographer Heather Magusin wanted to show the importance of fire in ecology for her travelling exhibit "Carbon." | H.Magusin photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Here’s a hot topic: how do you like to spend your summertime in the age of climate change?  This is generally ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Riddick

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you think of Vin Diesel, most fans think of his “Fast and Furious” franchise. With nine movies, and one in development, Vin Diesel made his mark. Yes, I am a fan of all nine films, but when I think of Vin Diesel, the “Riddick” franchise is the one that I am impressed by, for the simple fact the film series fits in the science fiction genre and space western. The th ...

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Artist of the Month: Pascale Robinson

Pascale Robinson is the Artist of the Month for July. She will also be the “RE-Animate the Arts” artist for July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Photo submitted by P.Robinson Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh Q: When did you start creating? A: I started creating when I was pretty young. My activity of choice as a kid always had something to do with arts and crafts. In school, I would choose to make a di ...

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Celtara returning to Jasper with Celtic music

Celtara will be hosting a concert at the Jasper United Church on July 17. | K.McMillan photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Celtara will bring their brand of traditional and contemporary Celtic music to Jasper once again during an all-ages concert at the Jasper United Church on July 17. The Edmonton band is an ensemble of five musicians who entertain audiences with a range of acoustic instruments. “We’v ...

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Photos: Celebrating Canada Day

The colour guard marches during the Canada Day Parade on July 1. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Greg Van Tighem, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #31, presents William Kang with a letter stating he has received a Jasper Youth Award for community event support. Kang was being awarded for stepping in to play "Last Post" and "Reveille" on bugle when the Legion Execu ...

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Word from the Library: Get your summer read on!

Rotarians Sue Cesco and Cathy Jenkins with Indigenous books during National Indigenous Peoples Day at Robson Park on June 21. The Rotary Club of Jasper has donated Indigenous books to the Jasper Municipal Library. | Supplied photo Jasper Library Municipal Staff New Indigenous Collection The Jasper Municipal Library is proud to house a new collection of Indigenous books donated by the Jasper Rotary Club and ...

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Easy plant-based recipe win filled with barbecue flavour

Whether you have access to a grill or not, chances are you crave that meaty barbecue flavour from time to time. While ribs are of course the classic barbecue kings, there are plenty of delicious non-meat options for barbecue-sauce lovers who are vegetarian, trying to cut back on meat, working to trim the grocery bill, or simply looking to mix things up. These easy and sublime pulled mushrooms become the per ...

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Kevin Kritiques: White Collar

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh In 2009, Jeff Eastin created the show “White Collar” and it ran for five years. I was lucky that I stumbled across the show, because it became one of my favorites. I like a good mystery, and shows that have clever dialogue. Each episode has a case to be solved, and there is always a conclusion. There are subplots that run through the entire show, but they do not distr ...

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Jasper Farmers’ Market continues to grow in 2022

Volunteer Mackenzie Cook with the Jasper Farmers' Market poses with a reusable bag that was sold as a fundraiser for the local non-profit. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca With the return of summer comes the return of the growing season, which means the Jasper Farmers' Market is back in business. While the pandemic forced the local marketplace to reduce its offerings during the las ...

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Jasper shows love for local live theatre production

Joost Tijssen (front) and Pieter van Loon accepting praise from locals after their opening night performance of "From Jasper With Love" at the Lobstick Lodge. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca On a gorgeous summer’s eve, locals packed the house for the opening night of Jasper Theater Productions’ highly anticipated play, “From Jasper With Love.”  In what was the first in a ...

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