Jessica Ryan, Camrose Canadian

Jessica finished her BA in English at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in 2010, and completed a one-year journalism certificate at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She joined the Camrose Canadian as a multi-media reporter in April 2013 and looks forward to bringing local community news to the city's residents.


Camrose County has made “Keep Off Unharvested Crop” signs available to farmers for $10. Camrose County Facebook post

County cautions people to stay off fields

While local farmers did not experience the disastrous harvests of Brazeau and Lac Ste. Anne, Camrose county has reached out to recreational vehicle operators to help preserve any crops left in the fields after the early snowfall.

Since February 2016, the city has been studying the state of the seven 48th Ave. service roads and developing a plan to address inconsistencies. City of Camrose agenda, Dec. 19

City hears report on service roads

The future of Camrose’s seven service roads on 48th Ave. was the topic of discussion at city council’s committee of the whole meeting Dec. 19.

Kate Bishop as Mrs. Banks defends Mr. Banks (Mitch Bell) from Mr. Dawes (Steve Lyster) during a rehearsal of The Churchmice Players upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” Jessica Ryan/ Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Locals prepare to stage ‘Mary Poppins’

It began with auditions back in July, followed by mastering the music in August and ramping up rehearsals in September. The Churchmice Players’ production of Mary Poppins, over 40 cast members strong, will grace the Lougheed Centre stage in eight performances spread over two weekends in February, 2017.

Driver Velma Babiuk and helper Maria Lobreau deliver a meal to Meals On Wheels customers Mr. and Mrs. Prinse. (Supplied)

Meals On Wheels offers good food, friendship

Since 1973, volunteer drivers from churches, community groups and businesses have made weekday deliveries of hot or frozen meals to local clients, the majority of whom are over 75.

The Ennis Sisters perform at the Bailey Theatre Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. (Supplied)

Ennis Sisters return to spread Christmas cheer

At Christmastime families fall back on well loved traditions of feasting, festivities and fun. On Dec. 10, The Ennis Sisters will share their East Coast Christmas traditions of music and story with Camrose from the Bailey Theatre stage.

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City council approves 2017-2018 budgets

“Budget time” might signal tedium to all but the most civically involved, but this city budget has something many Camrose residents can get excited about.

St. Patrick School students Annika Ernst (back), Grade 3, and Anna West, Kindergarten, test out interactive decals placed around the hallways of the school Jessica Ryan/ Camrose Canadian

Learning: a hop, skip and a jump away

“Don’t walk in the hallway” is not what you would expect to hear in school. But for the last two weeks, students at St. Patrick School have been encouraged to hop, skip and jump between classrooms on colourful decals that have been added to the hallways.

A 27 acre parcel of land southwest of the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre has been redistricted from agricultural to rural commercial industrial. (Agenda materials Nov. 22/ Camrose County)

County redistricts land by conservation centre

After a public hearing and discussion Nov. 22, Camrose County council voted to redistrict a 27 acre triangle of land next to the Camrose County Nature Conservation Centre from agricultural to rural commercial industrial.

Mary Wilton displays her piece in the “On the Wind” travelling fibre art exhibit. (Supplied)

Travelling exhibit showcases fibre art

After some delays in its arrival, the “On the Wind” travelling fibre art exhibit has now been installed at the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre and will be on display for the month of November.

Battle River Big Band members rehearse for their Nov. 6 concert at the Bailey Theatre.

Battle River Big Band prepares tribute

This Sunday, the 20 members of the Battle River Big Band will take to the Bailey Theatre Stage to mark Remembrance Day with a program that celebrates those on the home front as well as the front line.

This November, businesses around Camrose will be displaying solitary roses in support of Family Violence Prevention Month. (Supplied)

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

During the month of November, businesses around Camrose will be displaying solitary roses from first bloom until the last petal falls, to commemorate the lives of those who have died as victims of family violence.