'Jumanji' scores big with sequel

Ever since we lost Robin Williams back in 2014, it seemed to go without saying that nobody will touch his characters. Then Disney decided to add Aladdin to its list of unnecessary live-action remakes, coming soon. While there could be potential in this project, seeing that Will Smith will be filling in the role for the Genie makes my optimism rathe

2018 brings new opportunities for the library

January is resolution time and the library has books that will help you with your resolution to be your best self. However, rather than thinking of a way to change yourself (because we like you just the way you are!), why not think of the new year as an opportunity to try new things? That is the Camrose Public Library’s plan for 2018.

Dallas Smith made a surprise appearance at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose on Monday August 7. File photo/Camrose Canadian

The year in arts

Camrose is quickly building a reputation around the province as a hub for the arts, and for good reason.

'The Last Jedi' sets the stage for trilogy finale

As you go to read this, I guarantee if you, the reader, are a fan then you have already seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It's early release on Thursday was basically sold out and its Friday and Saturday successors followed much the same pattern. But for those who haven't seen it and are interested, I present my thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Whether your hanging stockings or wrapping presents, make a change from Christmas music by listening to a podcast. Metro News Service 

Podcasts for the holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year, and it can be mind-numbing — and downright painful — listening to Christmas music as you decorate, wrap and bake for the season.

No matter what your tastes, there are many options for reading over the Christmas holidays. Supplied.

12 reads of Christmas: A wish list

On the first day of Christmas, I’d really love to read the new book by Mr. John Green! Turtles all the Way Down, from the award-winning author of The Fault in our Stars, is a coming of age story with a twist: it’s told from the point of view of a girl who is living with mental illness and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The Camrose Public Library is an important public space. File photo/ Camrose Canadian

Libraries are an important source of public space

Libraries are a shared resource in which those who use them create experiences and value. They are a public space that offers many benefits including the heartwarming buzz from learning something new as a group, or the therapeutic benefit of spending quiet time curled up with a good book.