Leah Simonot, Camrose Canadian


From Left: Lawrence Dufresne, Matt Hutchison, Canadian Mental Health Association executive director Colleen Swanson and Mike Vennard tee of at the 20th annual Val Wolski memorial golf tournament for mental health in Camrose on Saturday. Leah Simonot/Camrose Canadian

CMHA still breaking down stigmas

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s 20th annual Val Wolski memorial golf tournament celebrated a century of growth in the organization’s vision.

The Battle River Watershed Alliance discusses aquatic invasive species during a field day at Riverdale mini-Park near Wainwright. Supplied

Goldfish and other species unwelcome in wild 

Public works director James Sacker has spent his first month on the job familiarizing himself with the community, but it does not take a moment for him to know goldfish don’t belong in our ponds.

Canada still has room to grow

In a 1936 speech to the House of Commons, former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King said, “If some countries have too much history, [Canada] has too much geography.”

Kodiaks prospect Ethan Heidepriem makes a movie on goalie Luke Lush during the Camrose Kodiaks summer camp at the Border Paving Arena on Saturday. Leah Simonot/Camrose Canadian

Prospects work to make good impression

Prospective Camrose Kodiaks defenceman Lane Brockhoff headed for the changerooms Saturday night satisfied his hometown team lived up to his expectations.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike takes off with a full load from St. Mary’s Hospital on June 23. The Camrose St. Mary’s team raised $3,000. Leah Simonot/Postmedia Network

Big Bike riding to big goals 

In the spirit of stroke awareness month, St. Mary’s Hospital staff took a ride on a one-ton, 30-seater bicycle.

Camrose Women’s Shelter executive director Nora-Lee Rear is cautiously optimistinc about the federal budget released last week. File photo/ Camrose Canadian

Walk-a-mile recruiting walkers 

The Camrose Women’s Shelter is calling on men to take a red high-heeled step towards ending rape, sexual assault and gender violence against women.