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Stars poised to come out for Dark Sky Festival

There’s a lot to take in during this year’s Dark Sky Festival running from Oct. 14 to 23. | J.Bartlett photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca Love space? Of course you do. After all, you live in one of the most star-friendly places in the Milky Way Galaxy: the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve. For that and for so many other reasons, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival reigns supreme ...

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Photos: Culture Days returns to Jasper

Jasper's own The Project kicked off the Alberta Culture Days festivities on Sept. 24. | J.Stockfish photos Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca Under sunny skies on Sept. 24, residents and visitors gathered together at Robson Park for a celebration of Alberta Culture Days. The event was co-hosted by l’ Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA), the Jasper Artists Guild (JAG), the Jasper Muni ...

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Photos: Duck Race returns in 30th annual event

Under sunny skies, volunteers in canoes and kayaks prepare to follow the ducks down the Miette River. | J.Stockfish photos Volunteers drop the ducks into the Miette River to begin the 30th annual Duck Race on Sept. 25. This fundraiser supports both the Jasper-Yellowhead Historical Society and the Right to Read Society of Jasper. Onlookers patiently await the arrival of the slow-moving ducks near the finish ...

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Jasperites honour late Queen in ceremony

The Jasper Royal Canadian Legion hosted a ceremony in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II at the Memorial Park Cenotaph on Sept. 19. | P.Shokeir photos Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca As Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in Britain, the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion hosted a ceremony of its own to honour the late monarch. Over 50 people attended the service at the Memorial Park Cenotaph during a Natio ...

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Elk Village continues fundraising for bike park

Rylen Wadsworth catches some serious air in phase one of the new bike park that was built by Hoots Inc. for the Jasper Park Cycling Association. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca It takes a village to build a bike park. As riders began ripping through phase one of the new bike park in Jasper, Elk Village Restaurant was already fundraising for the final phase. While the new park w ...

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Jasper Folk Music Festival rescheduled to Oct. 1

The Jasper Folk Music Festival will return on Oct. 1 after being postponed due to the wildfire. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Jasper Folk Music Festival is back on after having to be postponed due to the power outages caused by the Chetamon wildfire. The seventh-annual festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 1 as a one-day event. This will be the first time that the festiva ...

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Apple Fest offers tasty solution to excess fruit

Jasper Local Food Society board members Ashley Kennedy and ryAn eSch (correct capitalization) operate an apple cider press during the second annual Apple Fest at the community garden on Oct. 2, 2021. | File photo Scott Hayes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca There’s another reason to pick all of the apples from your apple trees. Apple Fest is making its triumphant return this week ...

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Impromptu concert re-energizes community

Randy and the Random Roots perform at Locals Unplugged in Centennial Park on Sept. 10. | J.Stockfish photo Jason Stockfish | advertising@fitzhugh.ca After two years of being cancelled by the pandemic, the Jasper Folk Music Festival (JFMF) was poised for a glorious comeback in 2022. However, less than a week before showtime, the Chetamon wildfire started and the power to Jasper was cut as the powerline was d ...

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Ceremony for Queen’s passing

From the Jasper Royal Canadian Legion: Notification of Ceremony On The Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II On the National Day of Mourning the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #31 will be hosting a ceremony at the Memorial Park Cenotaph at 400 Geikie Street on Monday the 19th of September at 1800 hours (6 p.m.). The ceremony is to respect the solemnity of her passing, and out of respect for her lifetime o ...

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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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