Ryan Stelter, Camrose Canadian


Fort McMurray Bantam AA Oil Barons Kaylen Alexander gets the tag down on a Camrose Cougars base runner at Duggan Field in Camrose on July 15. Josh Aldrich/ Camrose Canadian

Peewee AAAs keep rolling

The Camrose Peewee AAA Cougars cruised to three wins this past week, pushing their winning streak to six games.

Krista and Lorne Harkness walk as the sun sets through dense forest fire smoke in Calgary on Tuesday July 18, 2017. As hundreds of fires continue to burn in B.C. including one in Banff National Park the air quality in the city and the central part of the province is predicted to worsen on Wednesday through the end of the week. Postmedia network

Air quality expected to worsen with smoke

Forest fires are raging in British Columbia and the smoke was expected to roll over the Rocky Mountains and into Central Alberta this week.

Anne Mirejovsky will be competing in biathlon with the University of Alberta-Augustana this winter. Supplied

Viking takes aim at education

Anne Mirejovksy has joined the University of Alberta-Augustana biathlon team, one of the few schools in North America with a biathlon program.

The bridge on 48 avenue that will begin construction in the fall after the winning bid came in $1.127 million under budget. Ryan Stelter/ Camrose Canadian

48 Ave bridge under budget

The 48 Avenue bridge project is having its budget reduced. Jeremy Enarson, the director of Engineering at the City of Camrose said the contractor’s bids came in lower than anticipated. Instead of a budget of $8 million, it has been proposed to have the budget be reduced to $6.7 million. That leaves $1.127 million in grant funding that could be used

County takes stand on wetlands restoration

Camrose County has requested a meeting with Alberta Minister of Environment, Shannon Phillips, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and Wetaskawin-Camrose MLA Bruce Hinkley to discuss the Wetland Restoration Compensation Directive.

Concerns raised over development

Camrose County is mulling over a proposal to put in an agribusiness on a plot of land just west of Camrose on Highway 834.

(From left) Co-chairman of the Camrose Pride Community Wayne Wilson, Louis Dyck, and co-chairman Gus Belcourt at the Camrose Pride Community barbecue in Camrose on June 24. Ryan Stelter/ Camrose Canadian

Pride BBQ raises LGBTQ awareness

June is LGBTQ pride month and the Camrose Pride Community threw a barbecue in on Saturday in honour of it.

Whitecourt Wolverines Kellan Cornelis against the Grande Prairie Storm in Alberta Junior Hockey League in 2014 in Grande Prairie. Next season he will be suiting up for the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings. Postmedia Network

Vikings add leadership, experience to hockey mix

Ryan Groom is joining the University of Alberta-Augustana hockey program, reuniting him with his childhood friend from Nova Scotia, Mitchell McMullin. The Vikings have also added a tenacious defenceman in Kellan Cornelis.