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CHICAGO ENDS LOSING STREAK WITH WIN OVER OILERS PAGE B1 Red Deer Advocate MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014 Your trusted local news authority Tempers rise with windrows RESIDENTS FACE HARDSHIP AS STREETS PLOWED BUT SNOW NOT REMOVED BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Windrows created by city snow clearing has put some Red Deerians in a bad mood. Anders resident Bob Patterson said it took him about an hour to remove the windrow, about a metre high, blocking his driveway after the city completed a surface plow on his street Friday morning. It’s a tough job for seniors, or anyone, to clear away the snow that’s so hard it’s like cement, he said. “The windrow is on city streets. “What gives the city the right to block access to my home? And what gives the city the right to have me do the work of clearing that snow out of the street?” Patterson asked. If someone parked a vehicle in front of my driveway it could be towed away for blocking access to my home, he said. Patterson said the city used a small skid-steer loader to remove snow around a fire hydrant and mailboxes on his street and it wouldn’t have taken much to use it to clear driveways at the same time. Dumping the snow at a nearby green space would have been easy. He also noticed a skid-steer loader clearing a walking trail the same day. He said it could have been put to better use clearing windrows from driveways. “This is the worst snow we’ve had in 70 years. It requires extraordinary action,” Patterson said. Please see SNOW on Page A3 Contributed photo A three to four-month-old cub is shown caught with its mother north of Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. as part of a polar bear population study in April 2011. Outlook bleak for ice, bears MOST ARCTIC ICE, POLAR BEARS WILL BE GONE BY THE END OF THIS CENTURY SAYS ALBERTA PROFESSOR BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF By the end of this century most sea ice in the Canadian Arctic will be gone due to global warming along with most of Canada’s iconic polar bears, says a University of Alberta professor. Dr. Andrew Derocher, who spoke about the bear’s future at Red Deer and District Museum on Sunday, said some of the 19 different populations of polar bears around the circumpolar arctic are al- ready in trouble, including those at Hudson Bay near Churchill, Man. and in the southern Beaufort Sea off Nunavut and the Yukon. “Even if we stopped using any carbon fuels today, we’re still not going to protect the polar bears in the Hudson Bay ecosystem. “The trajectory is set now for many decades to come, if not hundreds of years to come, with just the current amount of carbon in the atmosphere,” said Derocher. Please see ARCTIC on Page A2 IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN Hundreds line up for final flu shots BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF About 2,300 people were vaccinated at Johnstone Crossing Community Health Centre during the final two days of the local seasonal immunization campaign. Lineups wound around the parking lot both mornings before the clinic opened, but Friday appeared busier as people hurried to get the last of the flu vaccine. As of 4 p.m. on Saturday, all immunization clinics in Alberta Health Services Central Zone were closed and will not be reopening this season. Some physicians and pharmacies may have vaccine available, but that supply is expected to run out too. Warren and Vivian Chimilar, both WEATHER Snow. High -4, low -9. FORECAST ON A2 62, of Red Deer, said they didn’t know anyone who had come down with the flu so far this season, but were intending to get the shot because of the dominate H1N1 strain. “We just waited and then we heard there might be none left so we thought we better get in today and get it done today,” Vivian Chimilar said on Friday after leaving the clinic. The last time they were vaccinated for the flu was in 2009 for the H1N1 pandemic. They arrived at 8:45 a.m. and were rolling up their sleeves around 10 a.m. Immunization tickets were handed out so people could return at a later time instead of waiting in line. Louise Labrie, 40, of Red Deer, who had never been immunized for the seasonal flu, also came out to the clinic on Friday on the advice of her doctor. “I just had twins so that’s the only INDEX Two sections Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Business. . . . . . . . . . . . .A8, A9 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Red Deer Advocate, January 13, 2014

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