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At the heart of healthy eating

While we’re focused on matters of the heart for Valentine’s Day, have you stopped to think about your heart health lately? Heart disease is one of Canada’s leading causes of death, and Hypertension Canada estimates that 7.5 million Canadians are living with hypertension, with millions more likely to be diagnosed. The good news is that heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy habits, such ...

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Kevin Kritiques: Dog

Kevin Lazzari | Special to the Fitzhugh If you are looking for a comedy, “Dog” is not it. All the trailers make it look like it would be a funny movie. The ads make it seem family friendly. I think the advertising execs missed their target market. Yes, there is a dog and Channing Tatum starring opposite each other, but this is not a family comedy. It is actually a great drama that focuses on several facets. ...

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Op-ed: Newspapers are not packaging

Across the world, municipalities and provinces have been moving their recycling programmes to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). EPR is great in theory and in practice. It levies fees on manufacturers and retailers for the packaging that wraps everything from the food we eat to the toys our kids play with. Any parent who has helped their child open a new toy knows that between the thick plastic that pr ...

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MLA newsletter for May

Alberta at Work As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta at Work initiative will announce investments in various job-training programs to get Albertans the employment supports they need, so they can take advantage of this economic boom. Five ministries are working together to support new and transitioning workers to help them succeed in a rapidly changing job market. Labour and Immigration is investi ...

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Word from the Library: Book clubs

Jasper Municipal Library staff Book clubs Are you a member of a book club? I am, and I enjoy the variety of books I discover with the help of suggestions from my book club friends. However, even a book club with members who can’t get enough of books and can be found reading while doing dishes or weeding the garden, goes through periods of ‘book club fatigue’. Sometimes book clubs need a new twist to their m ...

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Give leftovers a lift with three tasty ‘upcooking’ ideas

Reducing food waste is essential to preserving the planet. It’s estimated that the average Canadian wastes a staggering 174 pounds of household food each year, according to Radio Canada International. On a smaller scale, we have leftovers we don’t know what to do with that pile up in the fridge, whether they’re unused ingredients or uneaten takeout. But there are always quick and easy fixes to elevate your ...

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Jasper Ski Team wraps up season

Lucas Habib | Special to the Fitzhugh That’s it. Marmot is closed. Winter’s over. Time for a retrospective. Like many other sports, the Jasper Ski Team was back in action this winter after a couple of competition-free springs. Skis waxed, edges sharpened and buffs over their face. In the chairlift line at least. The athletes were very happy to be back to real races. Depending on age, the skiers competed in ...

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Artist of the Month: Keenan Sillence

Local artist Keenan Sillence sits in front of his mural inside the Jasper Aquatic Centre. | Supplied photo Marianne Garrah | Special to the Fitzhugh When did you start creating? I’ve enjoyed creating and drawing since I was quite young. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing monster trucks for my friends in Grade 3. Since then, I’ve been on and off working on personal projects, digital illustrations, g ...

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Mobile mammography service to visit Jasper

Credit: Alberta Health Services Women ages 50-74 — the group most at risk of developing breast cancer — will have local access to mammography services when the Alberta Health Services Screen Test program arrives in the community later this month. A mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Jasper Activity Centre/Jasper Fitness & Aquatics Centre (305 Bonhomme Street) on May 24-27, May 30-31, an ...

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Awaken your inner mixologist

Surprise all your guests at the next barbecue or happy hour by mixing up this tasty and so caliente cocktail. The magic behind the recipe? A spicy syrup infused with avocados from Mexico. Yes … to avocados in a drink. Spicy Avocado Martini Makes two drinks. Ingredients: Martini 2 oz gin1½ oz dry vermouth½ oz avocado infused spicy syrup½ oz lime juice1 oz club sodaTajin with lime* or Mexican chili powder or ...

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