Cam arrived at the StarPhoenix in 1989 after earning his journalism degree from the University of Regina. He started out covering crime and courts and then moved over to the entertainment department. Around that time, he was assigned a weekly column.
Column writing was a labour of love for Cam. A few years back, he started organizing his favorites into a book. It was just about ready to publish at the time of his death in December 2018.
Cam's partner Donella put the finishing touches on Cam's book and The Fuller Picture is the result.
"This book is part memoir and part anthology. It's always amazed me how a hit song endures, whether it's about love, heartbreak or highways to hell. How different from a columnist's little ditties, which are here one minute and gone the next. Even the good ones!
"I view this book as a way to change that one tiny bit - a chance to reintroduce my best columns and describe where I was in my life at the time. The songs and the stories behind them, in a way."
"Relationships are a rich and irresistible source of inspiration for columnists. The only question is how much I can divulge before she kills me," Cam wrote. So instead, he wrote about "Russ and Larissa."
Or at least when one person's having fun. Cam and former SP arts reporter Stephanie McKay goof around during a photo shoot.
Cam covered Saskatoon's arts and entertainment scene for nearly 30 years. No one wrote a better concert review on deadline, but no, he didn't play the guitar.