Camrose Canadian summer reporter Ryan Stelter enjoys an ice cream cone at Big Valley Jamboree. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian

Summer of learning how to be a journalist over

It did not feel that long ago that I was writing my welcome column, introducing myself to this Prairie city. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned about journalism in the past three months.

Embrace and nurture the chaos of BVJ

In the work of putting together our preview section for the Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose Chamber of Commerce president Julie Girard told me, as a city, “we should embrace the chaos.”

What I learned from Steve Bartman

When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series this past November, it ended one of the most infamous streaks in all of sport — a 108-year championship drought.

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau watches Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill during a 3 day official visit to Canada on July 1, 2017 in Ottawan, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Trudeau column close minded

I feel someone must answer the closed-minded intolerance expressed in an article by Josh Aldrich, editor. In the issue of July 6. He expressed a perfect example of “I have made up my mind so don’t confuse me with facts.”

Leah SImonot

Signing off from Camrose

Throughout my time with The Canadian, I’ve been pleased to interview several individuals who have been at their profession or particular avocation nearly two times longer than I’ve been alive.

City of Camrose council has opted out of their original naturalization plans for a scaled back version that has yet to be decided. File photo

Not happy with process of naturalization changes

I am somewhat disappointed in the way the process was done on the Naturalization Program options. Options that were offered to city council at the meeting on May 15. Obviously, the city management only considered to invite groups not in opposition to the program for discussions on options for consideration by council. By reading the Camrose Canadia

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the US Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Trump's sharing of intel with Russians a disaster

The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House, on May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's dysfunction cannot be contained

All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.