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James Davidson is helping is daughter Jessa, two, win a prize at the fishing pond on the midway during Westerner Days.
Mother Nature spares opening day of fair BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF
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The dark clouds lingering in the distance, along with a severe thunderstorm watch, didn’t stop people from converging on Westerner Park Wednesday. The opening day of Westerner Days Fair and Exposition kicked off without a hitch, despite weather that threatened to put a damper on the fun. Mother Nature’s wrath stayed away long enough for large crowds to flock to the fair. There was also a window of opportunity for the Canadian Forces Parachuting Team, the SkyHawks, to jump into the grounds of the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships. “It was definitely touch and go there for a while,” admitted Westerner Park marketing manager Erin
Gobolos. The exposition and fair opened to the public at noon and Faron and Teri Halliday’s family did not want to miss the first day of rides, food and entertainment. Their children Jaala, 12, and Leisha Vandenborre, 10, had just finished getting off of the Fire Ball — one of the 41 rides provided by North American Midway Entertainment. “That was awesome,” Leisha said. “I like going upside down.” The family, from Red Deer, plans on attending Westerner Days every year. They keep coming back to see the smiles on their children’s faces, Teri said. “It is a great family thing to do.”
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Sully the owl to spend his life as a teacher BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A young barred owl has found a new purpose with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre after a collision with a car left it visually impaired. Sullivan (Sully) the barred owl has joined the Spruce View-area centre’s education team after recovering from injuries suffered in early June. The owl was only two to
three weeks old when it was struck and left on the side of the road near Leslieville. Centre education co-ordinator Erin Young said that barred owls come out of the nest quite early and hop around and explore. “They can do short, itty-bitty flights so it’s really a mystery how he got in front of a car,” said Young on Wednesday.
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Former Red Deer Rebel Colin Fraser, now with the Los Angeles Kings, holds the Stanley Cup high as he approaches Sylvan Lake by boat.
It’s the Canadian way KINGS COLIN FRASER APOLOGIZES TO CANUCKS FANS, WHILE BRINGING THE STANLEY CUP HOME IN TRIUMPH
SYLVAN LAKE — Lord Stanley’s cup sped into Sylvan Lake in style. Colin Fraser of the Stanley Cup-winning L.A. Kings arrived by speedboat and police escort into the resort town. The former Red Deer Rebels captain hoisted the Stanley Cup high above his shoulders before stepping onto the pier and marching to Main Street, where he was greeted by hundreds of people. Fraser said he was proud to call Sylvan Lake and Central Alberta home before apologizing to the Vancouver Canucks fans, in reference to the Kings eliminating of the Canucks in Western Conference quarter-final series in the National Hockey League playoffs. “Sorry about that,” chuckled Fraser. “Tough. Tough team to cheer for.” The Stanley Cup was the main attraction at the town’s summer festival on Wednesday. There were plenty of cheers as fans from across Central Alberta and the province lined up to touch hockey’s holy grail. “It’s good to see the Cup come to Sylvan Lake,” said Shawn Skinner, 43, who brought his son, Khale, 11, to the celebrations. “It was a childhood dream.”
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Dressed in his Vancouver Canucks’ jersey, Dale Racette of Red Deer took half a day off from work to bring his children Tasia, 10, and Neiko, eight, to see the Stanley Cup and to meet Fraser. “It’s a chance of a lifetime that you can see this,” said Racette. “We have our jerseys on. It’s beautiful weather and it’s a great turnout.” Millie Berge, 79, said she came all the way from Maple Ridge, B.C., to see the Stanley Cup. “It felt just wonderful,” laughed Millie Berge, one of the first in line to touch the Stanley Cup and to meet Fraser. Berge was in Sylvan Lake visiting family. “I had both my hands on (the Stanley Cup). I’ve been a hockey fan all my life. Seeing it here in this small community is such an honour.” Fraser is originally from Surrey, B.C., but makes Sylvan Lake his summer home. The centre played four seasons with the Red Deer Rebels. In 2010, he won the Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, before moving to the Edmonton Oilers for the 2010-11 season. Fraser was then traded to L.A. as part of the deal that brought Ryan Smyth back to the Oilers before the 2011-12 season.
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Winnipeg police, woman team up Rocky mayor fears town will lose its voice in federal on tip line to report animal abuse ‘THE MORE MECHANISMS WE HAVE TO FIND election boundary change THESE ACTS THE BETTER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The Mayor of Rocky Mountain House says the town may lose its voice under the proposed federal boundaries map. Mayor Fred Nash says Rocky town council members are not pleased with the proposed federal electoral boundary changes that would shift Rocky, Caroline and Leslieville from the Wetaskiwin riding to the Yellowhead riding. Every 10 years, the country’s electoral districts and boundaries are revised to reflect population shifts and growth. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission released its map proposals this week. In 2004, Rocky moved from the Red Deer district to Wetaskiwin riding. The new Yellowhead riding would expand further west and south, encompassing much of Clearwater County. The proposed district would run south of Peace River, along the western boundary of British Columbia, south to the North Saskatchewan River, and east of Woodlands County.
“We feel we won’t have an equal voice but that remains to be seen,” said Nash. Nash said everything in the town — from culture, sports, fine arts to economics — is tied to the east and west. “We have always been connected to the Hwy 2 corridor,” said Nash. “Now we’re getting pushed to the north. We’re at the very south end of the new Yellowhead proposed riding.” Nash said the town is well represented by the current Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins, who has made an exceptional effort to be involved in their community, which is on the far end of the riding. He said town council is concerned about having an MP who may come from as far away as Edson or Grande Cache. “We’ve always had natural boundaries in the history of Alberta. Hwy 11 is one and Hwy 16 is another,” he said. “If we have an MP representing us from Grande Cache, that’s six hours away.” Nash said the town will make a presentation at the public hearings on proposed boundary changes in September. firstname.lastname@example.org
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman has teamed up with the city’s police force to initiate a hotline that allows people to report animal abuse. Yvonne Russell says she was inspired to start up Paw Tipsters after hearing many stories of animal abuse. The service will operate in conjunction with Winnipeg Crime Stoppers and like that program, it will offer rewards in cases that lead to conviction and will guarantee anonymity. Russell is responsible for fundraising to provide the rewards, which can be as much as $2,000. Winnipeg police Sgt. Tom MacKay says linking with Paw Tipsters is an extension of what Crime Stoppers does best. He says he can’t predict if the service will have a dramatic effect on the number of calls police get, but he says it will increase exposure of the issue of animal cruelty. In the past week, three incidents of alleged animal cruelty have made headlines: a puppy thrown from a van, a Pomeranian attacked with a hockey stick and a kitten struck with a hammer. Such acts shake Russell. “It literally stays with me for weeks,” she said. “I have always felt passionate about animals.” Russell said puppy mills and dog-
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fighting rings are the biggest problems, and she believes dogfighting is on the rise. “People’s dogs are stolen out of their yards and used as bait dogs,” used to test a dog’s fighting instinct, Russell said. Bill McDonald, executive director of the Winnipeg Humane Society, said having a tip line for animal cruelty is a good idea. “The more mechanisms we have to find these acts the better it will be. It can be educational to the public, too.” McDonald said he knows of no incidents of organized dogfighting in the city or province, but they have received complaints about puppy mills. “They are hidden away and we only hear of them when a concerned member of the public calls us,” he said. “The only way we find these places is if we are tipped off.”
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WESTERNER: New rides Faron and Teri say they budget for Westerner Days by purchasing wrist bands for their children at $35, instead of counting tickets. The Vertigo ride takes six tickets, of which are $1 each. “It’s a good cost for the wrist bands and we try and not over spend,” Faron said. Two new rides featured on the midway are Cuckoo House and Chopper Charlie. Charmaine Varcoe’s four-year-old daughter, Mykendra Melzer, had just exited the Cuckoo House. “This is a lot of fun and there are good kid rides,” Varcoe, from Camrose, said. But it wasn’t just the rides and smell of mini-donuts, cotton candy and deep-fried treats that brought people out to the midway. Bandaloni, the one-man band and Copper Cowboy entertained passersby. Midway entertainers, including Red Deer’s own Spandy Andy, have daily show times. Randy Tribiger and Richard Jaburek, medieval specialists from Wetaskiwin, were also roaming the midway. The sirs of KnightHaven are available to discuss the art of medieval warfare, which uses specially designed foam weapons. ● There are 17 offsite events, including pancake breakfasts, barbecues, a chili cookoff and show and shine. ● Gate admission: Adults are $10, youth (13-17) are $8, children (6-12) are $4 and children under five are free. Seniors get in for $5. Parking at Westerner Park is $6. ● Sawyer Brown will be performing today at 8:30 p.m. Doors for the show open at 7:30 p.m. It is free with gate admission. Visit www.westernerdays.ca/concerts for a list of show times and performances. ● Thursday is McDonald’s Kids Days, where children 12 and under get gate admission for free until 6 p.m. Ride coupons are reduced by $1 until 7 p.m. ● Sunday is Service Credit Union Family Day, where a carload of up to six people get gate admission and parking for $20. ● The Northern Lights Fireworks show will brighten the night sky on Friday evening. Westerner Days finishes up on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. For detailed information, including times and locations, visit www.westernerdays.ca. email@example.com
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FRASER: ‘Weird how things work out’ “It is amazing what a year can make,” said Fraser. “You go from a healthy scratch and not playing on a 30th place team to winning the Stanley Cup on the first place team. It’s weird how things work out. It’s part of business of the game. Things happen for a reason.” The Stanley Cup will also be at the Black Knight Inn in Red Deer as part of the Sutter Fund Tourney on Friday at 8:30 p.m. for public viewing. firstname.lastname@example.org
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“But obviously, it wasn’t that hard of an impact because it was just his head (that was affected).” The youngster suffered a concussion and swelling in his head and bleeding into his eyes. He was taken to the wildlife hospital about 40 km west of Innisfail. Sully was left blind in his left eye and doesn’t have proper sight in his right eye, Young said. “He’s growing and is doing well with his training and I think he’ll be a lot of fun to use within schools,” she added. “I think the kids will appreciate him.” The wildlife centre staff decided to have the owl become a part of the education program since he functions very comfortably in captivity. “We have never kept an adult that’s been injured and not repairable because in a lot of cases they are never comfortable with people. They are so wild,” said Young. “But (Sully) was just a little fuzz ball and has been more with people than he has been in the wild.” Sully doesn’t yet have all his flight feathers. It’s hard to determine if he will ever fly because of his sight problems, said Young. This is the only owl species in Alberta that has dark brown eyes. The rest have yellow eyes. Young named him Sullivan (Sully), which means dark-eyed. Sully will not be working directly with Otis, the owl that has helped at more than 150 educational presentations in the last nine years. Otis, a greyhorned owl retrieved when he was about three days old, actually doesn’t believe he’s an owl, so he would be afraid of Sully. “In the wild, grey-horned owls would be a natural predator of a barred owl,” added Young. Sully will be used in the same way as Otis. Children as young as three years old can learn about the owls during presentations. During the last portion of the program, the educator brings the bird out and lets the children know more about the species and how this specific bird arrived at the centre. The program teaches about what the centre’s role is, as well as how wildlife become injured. It also deals with what can be done to reduce those injuries. Sully will help with the workload as well as allow the centre to double book if needed. The wildlife centre also uses Charlie the porcupine during onsite educational presentations. For more information, call Carol at 403-728-3467 or email@example.com or go to the wildlife centre’s Twitter account, Facebook page or online at http:// www.medicineriverwildlifecentre.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Don’t muzzle councillors Every public servant, elected or appointed, should be bound by a code of conduct. They have a responsibility to serve every citizen, and to do it with respect (keeping in mind, of course, that citizens have an equal responsibility to treat public servants with respect). For an elected public servant, the imperative to behave professionally comes with one more proviso: you better be open and honest at all times, or it will come back to bite you. We must always be aware that the political beast has different motivations and imperatives — and attempting to manage the message coming from elected representatives runs counter to reality. It is, ultimately, an undemocratic notion to suggest Red Deer city councillors should spread the official city gospel regardless of their personal perspective. This week, Coun. Chris Stephan, Mayor Morris Flewwelling and others on the city’s Governance and Pol-
OURVIEW JOHN STEWART icy Committee (which is comprised of council as a whole) balked at endorsing a proposal by administration that municipal politicians show restraint when it comes to criticizing city services on social media. The medium is hardly the issue: politicians should be free to speak about the bad and good elements in the community they represent at all times. Far too often, Canadian politicians at provincial and federal levels smooth over the rough edges of society, and habitually deny that government services fail us. We don’t need municipal politicians following suit. The provincial government offers a code of ethics guideline designed to help municipalities build a framework for their employees. It makes it clear that civic employees and councillors are on different
LETTERS They’re speeding on Spruce Drive, too Good to know that the Parkvale residents are sending a message to the drivers and the city council about their concern from increasing traffic speeds in residential areas. We are residents of Spruce Drive and guess what, Parkvalians, those same drivers go through our street with the same disregard, not honouring one pedestrian walk sign, or the speed limit, which is 50 km/h. It is our understanding that the council is soon debating the addition of a turning lane from 32nd Street into Spruce Drive, eliminating parking for the residents and probably encouraging more traffic through Parkvale. Drivers, leave for work or whatever 10 minutes earlier and respect our living space. Dinu. Bhadresa. Spruce Drive
Howse Pass a much-needed route I have been reading, with no little interest, the recent debate in the Red Deer Advocate about the Howse Pass Highway, again being proposed, this time by some East Country MLAs. Your editorials and reporting leave no doubt where you stand with this issue. You and the mayor of Red Deer scoffing at the notion that there are people living in Alberta and Saskatchewan who have the audacity to want a highway that actually creates a very desirable direct link for us with the province of B.C. and the West Coast. You know, it is a crying shame that this great and wealthy country of ours does not have even one fourlane highway connecting the Prairies with the West Coast. The argument concerning the Howse Pass has always been that it is ecologically and environmentally disastrous to build a highway through Banff National Park. Well, the tree huggers used to say that about twinning the No. 1 Highway through Banff and
playing surfaces: “In Alberta there is a long tradition of honourable public service. However, employees differ in a significant respect from councillors — they do not get elected. As such, the rules of acceptable behaviour for an employee differ somewhat from those for a councillor.” The Municipal Government Act, in turn, lays out clear guidelines for councillors, defining areas of pecuniary interest and when statements of disclosure are necessary; and how a councillor can be disqualified and how such a decision is made. The act sets the framework for how councils operate and how councillors conduct themselves. Certainly, individual councils can refine that framework, but not in a way that constricts councillors and inhibits the good working of a democratic body. In a general way, it makes sense for council to have a specific code of conduct, but it should be established by council, in open discussion, not set and managed by city administration.
Yoho parks and, although way too slowly, making that road into a four lane hasn’t hurt wildlife, what with all those silly and very expensive overpasses, it seems, every few miles or so. We’ve noticed that in the interior of B.C. the government now has signs up along Hwy 1 proudly proclaiming that they intend to twin this highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border. But it isn’t like they are actually doing any road building. There is the occasional mile and the odd bridge here and there, but the way it’s going, that twinning isn’t likely to happen in my lifetime, and I’m not that old. The size of Banff National Park is 6,641 square km, Jasper National Park is a whopping 10, 878 square km, Yoho National Park is 1,313 square km, and Kootenay National Park is 1,406 square km. That is a combined 20,238 square. km in just four national parks. That’s over 500 square km for each of the 38 grizzly bears that supposedly live there. And one more 80 km/h highway, taking up about. 30 square km through the Howse Pass, sorely needed by a combined population of the three million people it would benefit, is going to cramp their style? According to the fears expressed by the environmental nay-sayers about this much-needed project, you’d think this little ribbon of road is going to eternally ruin the entire flower population of Banff Na-
Many city councils, like Calgary, are bound by a set of ethical standards, established by the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and adopted by council. That policy is intended to preserve the integrity of council and councillors, prevent the use of a council position for personal gain, assure impartiality, protect confidentiality, and assure a sense of dignity in the business of governing. But we should never expect, nor allow, city policy to actually dictate free and honest expression of concerns and issues. Voters must judge their representatives on their honesty and their willingness to be open and engaged. That is particularly true in municipal politics, where adherence to party rules is not an issue. If we homogenize or muzzle civic politicians, we have crippled the democratic process. John Stewart is the Advocate’s managing editor.
tional Park. For whose benefit do we keep these parks, anyway? Only for those who ride horses? Of course we should make every effort to lobby all levels of governments involved to see this project started and completed as soon as humanly possible! Len Nederlof, Sr Red Deer
Calgary Centre: a chink in Harper’s armour? BY DOUG FIRBY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Could a long-term Conservative riding next door to Stephen Harper’s seat in the federal party’s heartland of Calgary go any other direction than back to the right in an upcoming byelection? The apparent absurdity of the question is what makes the prospect all the more tantalizing for opposition parties. They are spoiling for an upset in a province that has behaved strangely moderate in recent civic and provincial elections. When longtime moderate Conservative Lee Richardson announced on May 30 that he would be stepping down in Calgary Centre to become principal secretary for Premier Alison Redford, he was just the latest Tory to tend a riding that — through evolving boundaries — has been in the hands of one conservative brand or other (including PCs, Reform and Alliance) since it came into existence in the mid-1960s. Seeing a near-sure bet, well-known Calgary conservatives have stepped forward to take a shot at the nomination to carry the Conservative banner. Declared candidates include political commentator Joan Crockatt, city alderman John Mar, and former provincial MLA Jon Lord. The rumour mill suggests other high-profile Conservatives are also testing the waters. But how conservative is this seat? It’s worth noting that Richardson inherited the riding from Joe Clark in 2004, a Tory so red he is reviled in “real” conservative circles even today. Curiously, Clark’s riding was one of the few that did not tilt to the farther right Alliance Party in the 2000 election.
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The moderate leanings are reflection of the riding’s demographics. This downtown core riding is home to a larger than average percentage of young adults, whose household income and education level is also above average. With a number of apartment blocks and high rises, it also has a lower rate of home ownership than average, a mobile population and a taste for the downtown arts scene. As Liberal Leader Bob Rae was quoted during his visit to the Stampede this month, this is the demographic that tends to vote centrist or left of centre. “There are a lot of former Ontarians and Quebecers and Maritimers who are living and working in Alberta. As the province’s demography changes with immigration, the cities and the culture of those cities begins to take on a life of its own and looks a lot more like cities in the rest of the country,” Rae told a local reporter. Certainly, the riding’s commitment to conservatism has not been as powerful as some other seats in the Southern Alberta stronghold. Richardson’s 2011 re-election was decisive, but the 57 per cent support pales in comparison to the 70-plus per cent results in suburban Calgary seats. Recent electoral history also challenges the assumption that this riding is a sure bet for the Conservatives. In Calgary’s 2011 civic election, Naheed Nenshi — a Muslim and “progressive” — came from behind to defeat two conservative stars: Alderman Ric McIver and Barb Higgins, a television newscaster who gave up her job to run for mayor. Meanwhile, on the provincial scene, the hardright conservative Wildrose Party suffered a stunning electoral upset when moderate Albertans mounted a last-minute rally to elect the PCs’ Red-
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ford, another conservative (fairly or unfairly) branded a red Tory. Perhaps sensing an opportunity — however slim — Rae, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and other opposition politicians hung around Cowtown for an uncharacteristically long time during the justconcluded Calgary Stampede, flipping flapjacks and kissing babies. More intriguing still was the appearance by Nathan Cullren, a B.C. MP and former NDP leadership candidate, who stopped in recently at Calgary Centre to host an interactive workshop for “uniting progressives” to put up one strong candidate against the Conservatives. Optimism is a wonderful thing, but Cullen and his ilk face a daunting challenge. Of the two declared Liberal candidates, teacher and community organizer Rahim Sajan, is said to be pro-co-operation between the Greens and NDP, but consultant and conservationist Harvey Locke is seen as a roadblock. There’s one other bit of reality any left-of-centre coalition would need to ponder carefully. Even in a stark right versus left contest, the progressives remain the underdogs. In the 2008 election, Richardson managed to draw 25,302 votes. The total of the Liberal, Green and NDP votes combined was 20,100. To overcome the shortfall, opposition parties would need to see a left-of-centre voter rally of Nenshi proportions. That will require a weak Conservative candidate (Crockatt and Mar are both considered vulnerable), tactical brilliance, unity, massive volunteers and a large measure of luck. Weirder things have happened in politics. But not much weirder. Doug Firby is Editor-in-Chief of Troy Media.
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Searchers re-assess chance of finding slide victims BY THE CANADIAN PRESS JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. — After another day of fruitless recovery efforts, officials in British Columbia said Wednesday that they were re-assessing their chances of finding two bodies which still remain missing a week after a massive mudslide hit the small community of Johnsons Landing. B.C. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said crews were focusing their search on the areas around the homes which were destroyed in the slide, where they thought they had the best chance of finding four missing people. Two bodies were recovered — one on Sunday and another on Monday — but Lapointe said work in those same areas has not yielded any results since. The slow rate of progress means crews will be re-assessing their options and evaluating their chances of locating the two remaining victims, Lapointe said. “We won’t be continuing the search tomorrow,” said Lapointe from Kaslo, B.C., about a hundred kilometres north of the landslide near Kootenay Lake. Instead of sifting through debris on Thursday, crews will be looking at the 83 hectare mess of mud, trees and rock to determine what the best course of action is for searchers in the days ahead. Sixty-year-old Valentine Webber’s body was uncovered Sunday and the remains of one of his two daughters were found the next day. Police would not identify which daughter, only saying the body of a young woman was found. Sixty-four-year-old Petra Frehse from Germany and one of Webber’s two daughters, 22-year-old Diana or 17-year-old Rachel are still buried somewhere in the debris. Lapointe stressed search crews have shown great dedication in looking for the remains of the two victims who have yet to be found, but she said the site’s conditions are also a concern as foul weather and the unstable slide still pose a threat. “We are very committed to doing what we can to help the community (and we will) very carefully assess our next options for the recovery efforts,” she said.
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Rachel Webber, left, and Diana Webber are shown in an undated handout photo. Sisters Rachel and Diana Webber are among the missing following a landslide in Johnsons Landing, B.C. The massive landslide barreled down the mountainside last Thursday and took out three homes in the tiny remote community of 35 people. Officials have blamed rain and a buildup of debris which triggered a chain reaction that caused a
Man at centre of naked-judge scandal accused of sex for money BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — The inquiry into sexually explicit photos of a Manitoba judge became even more lurid Wednesday, as the man who filed the complaint faced accusations he was prepared to have sex for money with another woman. Alexander Chapman, the man who says he was sexually harassed by Lori Douglas before she became a judge, found himself on the defensive as Douglas’s lawyer, Sheila Block, read from his day planner. In May, 2003, Chapman wrote about receiving a proposition from a neighbour named Dennis. “He would pay me $500 a week to do her,” the handwritten entry reads. “I would flatter his wife with compliments and get...” an adjacent entry reads. The end of the sentence is erased. “He would walk in. He would ask me to leave, walk out the door, pay me later.” Chapman had earlier told the inquiry he was being paid $500 a week to teach his neighbour’s wife computer skills. Block suggested he had lied. Chapman denied Block’s suggestion and maintained he was teaching the woman how to use software. The exchange was the latest in a string of attacks on Chapman’s credibility. Under questioning Tuesday, he admitted to falsely claiming on his job resume that he has a university degree. He also admitted that he received $135,000 in 2011 when he sold his share in a jazz club. Chapman did not declare that money when he applied for a publicly funded lawyer for the inquiry, and instead declared his total income at $1,500. Credibility is a key component of the inquiry now
Parks Canada issues wildlife alert for three national parks in Alberta, B.C. BANFF — Parks Canada has issued a wildlife alert for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks, asking motorists to drive carefully and refrain from feeding animal on mountain park
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that Ottawa has come through to solve a funding shortfall threatening the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The newspaper quotes sources saying Ottawa will offer the museum a no-interest loan. It will be repaid through savings in the operating budget and revenues that will come when the museum finally opens to the public. The province will also play a role, guaranteeing another loan to be taken out by the Friends of the CMHR, the private fundraising body that has contributed more than $130 million to the project. For much of the past year, the federal Crown corporation overseeing the museum has tried to find an additional $40 million to complete construction. The opening of the museum has already been delayed by a year. Federal Heritage Minister James Moore could not be reached for comment, but in a statement from his office, officials were careful to stress this is not a handout. “The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an important new Canadian museum that we want built on time, and within existing budgets,” a spokesman for Moore said. “We will be converting and advancing the operational funds over the next three years into capital funds to finish building the museum on time. This new funding arrangement will come at no additional cost to taxpayers.”
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Health advisory issued for Alberta lake due to high levels of fecal matter STONY PLAIN — Alberta Health Services has issued a warning to people advising them not to swim or wade in Hasse Lake due to elevated levels of
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Grief sinks in after deadly shooting BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO â€” A Toronto neighbourhood is struggling to come to grips with the deaths of two young people killed in a shootout at a block party this week. Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, died after gunmen opened fire Monday night at a barbecue outside a social housing complex. Charles lived in the neighbourhood and a community organizer said Wednesday that she often helped out at a sports program for at-risk youth. â€œShe was a good individual; young, smart, intelligent, very mature for her age, helped out a lot with younger kids in the community, and everybody just liked her,â€? said Jam Johnson, who runs the neighbourhood basketball association. Johnson said the deadly shooting, which police are calling the worst incident of gun violence in Torontoâ€™s recent history, has shaken the diverse community in the cityâ€™s east end.
â€œItâ€™s only sinking in to me now,â€? he said. â€œI still donâ€™t believe that many people were shot and now Shyanneâ€™s (death) is sinking in to me.â€? Friends and family members of the young girl have created a memorial Facebook page called â€œR.I.P. Shyanne Charles.â€? Damian Charles, who identified himself as a cousin of Shyanne, said some of them were at the outdoor party at the time of the shooting. â€œItâ€™s a hard situation. Itâ€™s beyond hard to deal with,â€? Damian Charles said. â€œShyanne and I grew up together and were very close,â€? he said, adding the family is â€œcoping the best they can.â€? â€œA lot of us are trying to do other things to keep our minds off of it. I myself want to be out there finding the people who did this... but I know itâ€™s not my job,â€? Damian Charles said. â€œIâ€™ll leave it to the law, as will the rest of us.â€? He also said that Shyanne was an average teenage girl who enjoyed spending time with friends, was active in the community and hated violence.
Damian Charles said he is disgusted that the gunmen would open fire in an area packed with innocent people, some of them young children. â€œI am embarrassed to say that this city is my home sometimes knowing that there is people this pathetic lurking in it,â€? he said. â€œThey need to be put to justice.â€? Speaking from their family home in Ajax, east of Toronto, Joshua Yasayâ€™s family said they are still reeling from the loss. â€œWeâ€™re dealing now with funeral arrangements, â€? said Yasayâ€™s older sister, Jennilyn Yasay. â€œWe havenâ€™t even seen Joshua yet ... Itâ€™s still fresh right now.â€? Jennilyn Yasay said the family is still waiting to see her brotherâ€™s body, which is being kept at the chief coronerâ€™s office in Toronto. The incident, which sent 23 people to hospital with gunshot wounds, has sparked fears of American-style gun wars. Police have called for witnesses to come forward to help with the investigation.
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO â€” Incumbent Shawn Atleo has been re-elected as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, vowing to assert his peopleâ€™s rights in Ottawa and at the mines, hydro projects and oilfields that neighbour aboriginal communities across the country. â€œWe will take our rightful place in our respective territories,â€? Atleo told an assembly hall packed with chiefs after three rounds of voting. â€œWe will stand together and put the final stake in colonialism,â€? he said. â€œWe will reject governmentâ€™s attempt to deny or extinguish our rights.â€? His words were assertive, but an Atleo victory is also a sign of broad support among chiefs for working with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the joint plan that the national chief spent much of his previous term crafting. Just over a year ago, Harper and Atleo agreed to a process that created an education task force and culminated in a summit last winter with the prime minister, his cabinet ministers and the chiefs. There, Harper committed to passing legislation that would give First Nations more control over schooling, and to working with natives on comprehensive land claims and treaties -â€” commitments he has yet to make good on. Atleoâ€™s conciliatory approach invited no end of harsh criticism during the election campaign, with his challengers accusing him of being too soft and too patient with the federal powers. That criticism is mislaid, Atleo told reporters after his victory speech, making a point of gently sending a message to other Canadians and Ottawa that he is no push-over, and that he will reflect the will of the regional chiefs who advise him. â€œMassive transformative change is required right now. I do feel we are at a moment of reckoning right now, an incredible moment of reckoning, not just for First Nations but for this country,â€? he said, pointing to the need for improved housing and better living conditions on reserves. â€œThe path forward is only going to be hard or harder. Itâ€™s going to be harder if governments donâ€™t come to the table and deal with First Nations in a respectful, rightful manner.â€? While Atleo reached out to his opponents in his victory speech, some of them and their supporters remained bitter. â€œWeâ€™re going to keep going,â€? said runner-up Pam
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Shawn Atleo speaks after being re-elected as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Toronto on Wednesday. It took three ballots of voting, whittling down the original field of eight candidates, for Atleo to claim the 60 per cent of the vote he needed for victory. Palmater, a Miâ€™kmaw lawyer who led an anti-Atleo campaign. â€œThis is a movement that wonâ€™t stop now. Our movement is strong.â€? Palmater claimed 141 votes in the third ballot, while Atleo won support from 341 chiefs out of 512. Bill Erasmus, a regional chief from Northwest Territories, placed a distant third. Atleoâ€™s victory on Wednesday shows that the large majority of chiefs could live with his plan, and want to see it continued, chiefs from all sides conceded. â€œItâ€™s a confirmation of the work that heâ€™s done and that our executive and our chiefs have done over the last three years. And we have three more years to follow through with plans,â€? said Jody Wilson-Raybould, the B.C. regional chief and a staunch Atleo advocate. Harper was quick to offer his congratulations, issuing a statement within seconds of the declaration of victory. And Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan noted the mandate Atleo has now to pursue their common agenda. â€œTodayâ€™s outcome is an acknowledgment of the progress we are making toward our common goal of healthier, more self-sufficient First Nation communities.â€?
Death rate among Inuit children soars BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO â€” A new study paints a bleak picture of life â€” and death â€” among children and teenagers living in the Inuit Nunangat, the four Arctic regions that make up the Inuit homelands. Children and teens growing up in the Nunangat are roughly five times more likely to die than their counterparts in the rest of Canada. They are 11 times more likely to succumb to an infectious or parasitic disease and twice as likely to be killed by a non-communicable one. Their risk of dying from an injury is nearly 11 times higher than children and teenagers in the rest of the country. But the biggest driver behind the staggeringly higher death rate among Inuit children and teens is suicide. The report, from Statistics Canadaâ€™s health analysis division, found that the suicide rate among children and teens in the Inuit homelands was 30 times that of youth in the rest of Canada during the fiveyear period from 2004 to 2008. In fact, at a time when the youth suicide rate was declining in the rest of Canada, it was climbing in the Inuit Nunangat, the report shows.
The analysts who gathered the data for Statistics Canada canâ€™t speak to the factors behind the important numbers they compiled. They can explain the numbers, but cannot opine on the story they tell. But a researcher who has spent years studying the problem of suicide among the people of the Canadian Arctic said the statistics point to one of the biggest public health problem of the North. â€œItâ€™s huge. Itâ€™s absolutely huge. Thereâ€™s no way to downplay the impact that suicide has on life here. And itâ€™s a big priority of many people â€” including the (Nunavut) government and the Inuit organization NTI â€” to make a difference,â€? Jack Hicks said in an interview from Iqaluit. â€œImagine if Prince Edward Island or Saskatchewan over the course of a generation ... suddenly had their youth suicide rate rise to 30 times the national average. What would that do to the society?â€? Hicks is a former suicide prevention adviser for the Nunavut government and was a member of the working group that developed the territoryâ€™s suicide prevention strategy. He is currently completing his PhD thesis on the social determinants of youth suicide in Nunavut.
OTTAWA â€” A lawyer for Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a withering assessment Wednesday of a defamation case brought by former cabinet minister Helena Guergis, calling parts of her claim â€œgibberishâ€? and â€œa fiction.â€? Guergis has filed a $1.3-million lawsuit against Harper, the Conservative party and several figures inside the Tory government alleging defamation, conspiracy, â€œmisfeasance in public office,â€? infliction of mental suffering and negligence. The former minister of state for the status of women was turfed from her post and from caucus in April 2010 after a private detective went to a party lawyer with allegations mainly about Guergisâ€™s husband, Rahim Jaffer. Harper referred the matter to the RCMP and to the federal ethics watchdog. Now lawyers for the government defendants are arguing before Ontario Superior Court that the entire case should be dismissed, mainly because of the concepts of Crown prerogative â€” Harper and the cabinetâ€™s constitutionally protected ability to make decisions â€” and of parliamentary privilege. Neither Guergis nor any of the government figures involved in the case were in court Wednesday. â€œThe argument is the prime minister, under our system of responsible government, determines who serves in the federal cabinet ... ultimately thatâ€™s not justiciable,â€? said Harper lawyer Robert Staley. â€œSomeone who is disappointed because they didnâ€™t get into cabinet . . . canâ€™t take this to the courts. Itâ€™s purely a political discussion.â€? The Canadian Human Rights Commission said last November it couldnâ€™t rule on a complaint Guergis had launched there because of those two protections. But Staley went further, saying that many parts of Guergisâ€™s claim were contradictory and not based in fact, and represented an abuse of process. For example, he pointed out that Guergis based parts of her claim on conversations within the heart of the Prime Ministerâ€™s Office about which she wouldnâ€™t have had the â€œfoggiest clue.â€? â€œThis is throwing things against the wall to see what sticks,â€? said Staley, who is also representing Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, MP Shelly Glover and Harperâ€™s principal secretary Ray Novak. â€œThis is as bald as you can get.â€?
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2,900 from around globe sign petition against Tory science cuts EDMONTON — More than 2,900 people from around the world have signed an online petition aimed at saving a unique open-air freshwater laboratory from federal government budget cuts. About one-third of those signing the document come from outside Canada, Heidi Swanson, a biologist helping organize the effort to save the Experimental Lakes Area, said Wednesday. The petition has been signed by both scientists and non-scientists alike, she said. “There was a mixture of scientists, but a lot of people were just cottagers, people that are generally concerned about the environment, including other cuts to science and environmental regulation.” The experimental area, which includes 58 remote Ontario lakes and an on-site laboratory, has yielded crucial long-term data on concerns such as acid rain and fertilizer contamination. Scientists say it continues to be a base for research relevant to questions on the cumulative impacts of oilsands development, how ecosystems process toxins such as mercury, the effects of hydro development and climate change. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Tory government has ordered it closed next March for a saving of $2 million.
OTTAWA — Treasury Board President Tony Clement has been cleared of allegations of unethical conduct in his dealings with two constituents. But he’s been warned about improperly using his ministerial title to promote local enterprises. Federal ethics watchdog Mary Dawson says Clement did not give preferential treatment to Lord and Partners when he appeared in a promotional video for the Huntsville, Ont.-based firm. Indeed, she says Clement checked with her before agreeing to a cameo role in the 2008 video and she gave her stamp of approval. Still, in her report Dawson issues a “note of caution:” Clement should have identified himself in the video simply as the MP for Parry SoundMuskoka. She says he should not have mentioned his ministerial title, which implied use of his cabinet position to derive greater assistance for his constituents than for other Canadians. Dawson also says she found no evidence Clement was subsequently involved in awarding six different federal defence contracts to Lord and Partners, which supplies environmentally friendly solvents and cleaning products. Nor did she find evidence that Clement is personal friends with company president Barry Young or with George Young, a Huntsville municipal councillor who produced the video. Hence, Dawson says Clement did nothing improper when he recommended Young’s appointment to the Canadian Tourism Commission.
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HIDDEN GEM The Turin Horse Directed by Bela Tarr Hungarian director Bela Tarr has said that The Turin Horse, his ninth feature, will be his last film. He is only 56. From the beginning there has been something ancient and ageless about his films. He seems like a time traveler in modern cinema, an émigré from an older, middle-European world of literature and philosophy.The Turin Horse, a slow and solemn blackand-white film set in a 19th-century wilderness and inspired by an anecdote involving Friedrich Nietzsche, displays Tarr’s uncompromising, commitment to darkness. The universe as he depicts it is harsh and cruel. A narrator recounts the story of how Nietzsche, while in Turin, Italy, one day in 1889, witnessed a cart driver beating a recalcitrant horse and threw himself, weeping, on the animal’s neck. According to legend, this event signaled the onset of a mental breakdown from which Nietzsche never recovered. The Nietzsche story is like an absurd punch line placed ahead of an extended joke, and what follows — seven days in the life of the horse, his owner and the owner’s daughter — is a kind of Genesis story in reverse. The rigors of life can grind you down. The rigor of art can have the opposite effect, and The Turin Horse is an example — an exceedingly rare one in cinema — of how a work that seems built on the denial of pleasure can produce exaltation. The movie is too beautiful to be described as an ordeal, but it is sufficiently intense and unyielding that when it is over, you may feel, along with awe, a measure of relief. Which may sound like a reason to stay away, but is exactly the opposite. — New York Times
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It’s common sense that being planted in front of the TV for hours on end isn’t good for kids but new research is beginning to track exactly how unhealthy it is. A study by researchers at the Universite de Montreal and the St-Justine
Mother and Child University Hospital suggests years in front of the tube gradually increase a child’s waistline, affecting their athletic ability — or lack of it — later on. For example, the study indicated that a four-and-a-half-year-old child will gain just under a half-millimetre for every extra weekly hour of TV they watch on top of what they watched when they were two-and-a-half. While that may not seem like much, the numbers add up. The data suggests a child who watches 18 hours of TV per week at the age of four-and-half will have an extra 7.6 millimetres of waist by the age of 10. That’s just over two hours a day, plus more for the weekend kids shows. As well, watching TV at a very young age translates into a reduced range of physical abilities later in life. Each weekly hour of TV at a mere
29 months of age translated into a decrease of about a third of a centimetre in the distance a child could jump. “I was surprised that the effects were so measurable,” said Dr. Caroline Fitzpatrick, one of the study’s authors. “We have children in our sample that are watching 15 hours of television a week, 20 hours of television a week and when you multiply that by a third of a centimetre or a quarter of a centimetre, you start seeing these quite noticeable differences in terms of their waist size and noticeable differences in terms of their decreased performance on the tests of muscular fitness.” Fitzpatrick said it’s the first time research has measured waist size in relation to how much TV people watch and defined a quantifiable effect on their waistline several years later. She says it’s also the first time there has been an examination of the effects of television viewing on athletic performance in later childhood. Researchers began following a group of children in 1998 when they were five months old and they are still being tracked, she said. The 1,314 children were drawn from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development database. “We’re not just showing that children are watching more television (and) they’re less active, we’re showing that there’s some kind of physical price associated with television viewing,” Fitzpatrick said, noting at increased waist size can contribute to heart problems and other health issues later in life. A lack of physical prowess and muscular fitness could also contribute to a child being less interested in sports because they’re not as adept as other, more fit, children. “Children’s perceived competence, how well they’re performing in sports at a young age, I think is an important way to keep them involved in sports and keep them interested in sports,” Fitzpatrick said. It can also affect how the child relates to others. “A lot of what children do is physically based,” she said. “Any game that children play in the schoolyard, playing tag, being able to sprint and run faster, these are all related to muscular fitness.” She pointed out that muscular fitness carries into adulthood and usually means such things as fewer back pains and injuries. Fitzpatrick said the Internet and
A LONG-TERM STUDY INTO THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN HAS BEEN ABLE TO QUANTIFY THE ILL-EFFECTS OF TELEVISION WATCHING ON YOUNGSTERS, REGISTERED BY THE HOUR, IN LARGER WAIST SIZES, AND REDUCED PHYSICAL ABILITIES AS THE KIDS GET OLDER. BOTTOM LINE? ‘THERE’S NO REDEEMING FEATURES’ TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH FROM SPENDING HOURS AND HOURS IN FRONT OF THE TV.
video games weren’t as popular when her study was started but an excess of time in front of any screens by children isn’t ideal for their development. Research into the effects of different sedentary behaviours such as watching TV is an emerging field, said Dr. Mark Tremblay, director of healthy active living and obesity research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa. “The evidence is accumulating that the worst of the whole batch is TV viewing in terms of its relationships to health outcomes,” he said in a telephone interview. He said research he has participated in indicates there are “no redeeming features” to TV viewing. “Because sedentary behaviour is so incredibly prevalent in our population, the impact on the health of the population is unmatched,” said Tremblay, who hadn’t yet seen Fitzpatrick’s study. He expected more studies to surface as researchers expand their view beyond the effects of exercise and look more closely at how it interacts with sedentary behaviour. Fitzpatrick said she isn’t trying to make parents feel guilty about letting their kids watch too much TV but advised they should follow existing guidelines which say children over the age of two should not watch more than two hours of television per day.
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GRANDPA BOB AND UNCLE JOHN’S TRADITIONAL CHRISTENING — TREATING GRANDKIDS TO A THRILL-OF-A- LIFETIME, FIRST-CAUGHT-TROUT ON A FLY ROD I’m not so sure that sparing any Black Booger for the “point” (end) fly, rod spoils the child, but I do believe because its black tinsel flash is highly that as the fishing rod is bent, a better visible to trout in cloudy water. For child is built. the “stretcher” (middle) fly This summer’s mission I chose another of my ties, was to introduce a majora soft hackle copper-ribbed ity of my three grandsons Grouse and Peacock. The to fly fishing. Leg problems “top” fly on the leader, John rob me of my ability to disinsisted, must be bright, charge this grandfather’s so he chose a snelled wet sacred duty by myself; I fly from an antique card of can’t safely walk slightly three red-tailed, yellow and bumpy ground, let alone tinsel — bodied Professors. wade in a slippery, boulSo, a fishing they all dery little trout stream. went, John and his daughter Plotting, planning, tactics Sarah, a veteran at seven, and timing I could handle, and his sister Maura and but someone else would brother-in-law Chris’s three have to do the hands-onboys, Thomas, 6, Jack, 5, BOB stream stuff, and who better and Myles, 3, all in their SCAMMELL than my son, “Uncle John,” ball hats, and short rubber who was the first among the boots, but all without the many beginners I have insunglasses Pop (me) always troduced to fly fishing over advises. These young celebthe years? My specialty was taking rities who hadn’t done anything yet people who had never held a fly rod to already had groupies: cousins, uncles, a rod bent by their first trout the first aunts, grandmothers, even becamertime out. aed paparazzi. John correctly assumed the venue The great thing about Pincher for would have to be Pincher Creek, beginners is that it never takes long. where he caught his first trout on a fly, John, as I did with him so long ago, a 14-inch rainbow, when he was four. puts the small hand on the rod, envelPincher taught me, as a young adult, ops it in his, and the duo makes a cast much of what I still know about fly across and downstream. The current fishing; after that, it helped me teach straightens the wonkiest of casts and so many beginners that I contend that makes the flies swing and dance enticit should be reserved for anglers uningly. Usually one or more of Pincher’s der 16. feisty rainbows hits one or more of the We picked July 14th, during Naflies on every cast, and inevitably one, tional Fishing Week’s constant “Catch or more, sticks. Fishing” promotion, narrowly missing Back at Mission Control I soon startFriday the 13th. Thursday night, Hered hearing considerable hooting and self, her sister, Caroline, and I were all hollering down on the creek: none of thunder and lightning-bolted awake on old Izaak Walton’s “study to be quiet” the family ranch by a storm rumbling, for these incompleat anglers and fans. booming and pelting out of the mounAt a fabulous post-fishing outdoor tains. lunch, such were the tales told! Friday morning the creek was First up, Thomas took a creekmilky, but barely fishable, and that average size rainbow (20 cm) on the night it quietly drizzled and rained. Booger. Next, on the same fly, Jack Would a blown-out creek abort the took a rainbow so good (much better mission? than the creeks legal minimum 30 cm) By mid-Saturday morning the thunthat he had to consider keeping it, dering herd had arrived, and John before choosing release, saying “let’s insisted the creek was fishable. So we catch another one.” Then, too-late, rigged up the kids’ rod, so many have Jack thought maybe he should have used and loved: an antique Phillipson eaten that first one. Creek veteran, Royal Wand glass rod, only six-foot Sarah, took one like Thomas’s, only on three-inch long, taking a WF6F line. the Professor. Small people are not intimidated by Only Myles was skunked; his attenthat short, light rod, and instantly tion span is still a tad short for even a feel the way the relatively heavy line quick creek. But the kids were saying makes it work to produce a good cast. that Myles should have gone first: such No question, the “rig of the day” generosity, such quick understanding would be the “British” leader of wet of fisherman’s luck; as the rod is bent flies, cast downstream and across, the ... way I learned from my dad, and the Right, next time: first for Myles. But way I had taught at least half a dozen for Pop and Uncle John, it’ll be hard to of the adults in the arriving families. beat this 2012 National Fishing Week “Two flies,” I suggested, thinking of of “Catch Fishing,” all crammed into sparing John some untangling. But he little more than an hour. insisted on the traditional three. Bob Scammell is an award-winning We agreed on my tie of the Short outdoors writer living in Red Deer.
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Top: Thomas admiring his first trout before Uncle John releases it. Middle: Jack’s goofy grin at his big rainbow: “Let’s catch another one.” Bottom: Youngest grandson, Myles, fishing with Uncle John. Skunked!
Learning life lessons from a garden The man who I had the good fortune to call my father-in-law was born and raised in Earnscliffe, P.E.I. before settling in Northern B.C. to raise his family. He often regaled me with tales of the island and once he talked about the lupine and how misunderstood it was. Early settlers spotted fields of breathtaking blooms and reasoned that any soil that could support something so beautiful must be fertile soil indeed. When the soil turned out to be poor they turned on the lupine, blaming it for robbing their land of nutrients. Ah, but looks can be deSHANNON ceiving! As a member of the MCKINNON legume family with its astonishing ability to snatch nitrogen out of the air and tuck it into the soil, the lupine was, in fact, improving the land. The reason it grew so well on poor soil was simply because it could. Today wild lupines are being looked at in P.E.I. for their potential as medicine, biodiesel and even as an organic biopesticide used in commercial crop rotation. This may have possibilities for the home gardener as well. None of this means everyone in P.E.I . likes their lupines. It might surprise you to know the wild lupine is not native to P.E.I. and is, in fact, on the province’s list of invasive species. Even hybrids such as the Russell series are banned in P.E.I. because of their tendency to revert back to their wild roots over
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time. Every year, while tourist shops hawk pottery, T-shirts featuring the lupine and even bags of lupine seeds, the island deploys mowers to wage war on the plant, razing the flowers to the ground before they can go to seed. Isn’t that just the way of things? Life is nothing but layers. Just when you form an opinion about something (or someone) you find out one more piece of information that changes your perception entirely. If you’re a tourist in P.E.I. lupines are camera-grabbing spectacular, if you’re a farmer in P.E.I. lupines are a terrible weed competing for crop space (even if they do add free nitrogen to the soil), if you’re a bee — or a slug or an aphid — they’re lunch. Who is right? Who is wrong? The thistle is as synonymous with Scotland as the lupine is with P.E.I.. The reason the thistle is celebrated as Scotland’s official flower despite its weedy tendencies is . . . what else? A matter of perspective! One legend has it that a band of Scottish warriors were slumbering through the night when a group of invading Vikings closed in on them. In order to approach the sleeping Scotsmen as quietly as possible the Vikings removed their shoes. Scottish blood would surely have been shed had not one of the Vikings stepped on a thistle. He let out an involuntary cry of pain and awoke the Scots in time to save the day; or the night, as it were. Now consider the same story from the Viking perspective — particularly the hapless boy whose sorry naked foot found the thistle! I am not sure where the story leaves me. Not only did I marry a Scottish descendant, I am one myself — but one that is a product of a Viking and Scottish union; hence the red hair. Perhaps my
thistle-laced heritage might help explain the stupidest thing I have ever done as a gardener. Well over a decade ago I came upon a patch of Canada thistle. It was decked out in gorgeous purple blooms and absolutely covered with bees and butterflies. I noticed one of the blooms was going to seed. I was in the midst of starting a native wildflower garden and impulsively cupped my hand around the spent bloom and carried a tiny fistful of thistledown back to my garden. I told myself I would only allow a few to blossom for the beauty and the bees and then I would quickly cut them off before they went to seed. I would be careful. I wouldn’t let them get out of control. There’s an old story about a man who spreads some false malicious gossip about a neighbour. Filled with regret he visits the wise woman of the village and asks how to make things right. She tells him to find a handful of thistledown and release it to the wind. He returns to the wise woman and says, “I have done what you asked. Now what?” “Now,” the woman sadly tells him, “You must go back and retrieve every seed.” Just like gossip regret, as soon as I released the thistledown I realized I had made a horrible mistake. But it was too late. Ten years later despite never once allowing a single thistle to get more than a couple inches high, let alone form a blossom, I am still pulling thistles from my former wildflower patch. They are a perennial — and prickly — reminder to think before I act. Shannon McKinnon is a humour columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up on past columns by visiting www.shannonmckinnon.com
How doctors’ patient connections affect care Although the image of the lone phyA new analysis of those patient-censician motoring down back roads for tred ties suggests that docs continue house calls or tending to a to interact with each other waiting room full of patients differently in different in a quaint office might be parts of the United States, charming, the reality is that despite forces that try to most doctors aren’t loners. impose uniformity on the Various surveys and practice of medicine. studies suggest that only Researchers from Harabout a third of physicians vard Medical School and practice alone or with a sinBeth Israel Deaconess gle partner, largely because Medical Center in Boston docs have had to join forces looked at Medicare data for in larger groups to handle more than 4.5 million papaperwork and insurance tients seen by nearly 70,000 LEE claims. Most medicos work doctors in 51 “hospital BOWMAN for hospitals or group pracreferral regions” in urban tices with more than six and rural areas around the doctors. country. Even those who practice They used the data to see “alone” are bound to their how networks were formed peers by medical associabased on which doctors tions, hospital affiliations — and the shared patients. patients they share. The study’s lead author, Dr. Bruce
Landon, a professor of health-care policy at Harvard and a primary care specialist at the medical centre, said by taking advantage of the insurance data from across the country, the researchers are able to develop insights into how physicians work together to care for patients that otherwise would only be possible by taking surveys within individual hospitals or practice groups. Their report, published in the July 18 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that physicians tend to share patients with doctors that share similar backgrounds such as age, gender (especially for male doctors) and that are based at the same hospital. They’re also more likely to share patients if their practices have patients with similar problems, or have similar racial backgrounds. Understanding how informal physician networks are organized helps
researchers learn how new ideas and practices spread, and why health-care practices often vary widely across geographic areas. For instance, the study found that doctors in Albuquerque, N.M., were mainly connected to physicians within their own hospitals and less likely to share patients with doctors affiliated with other hospitals; physicians in Minneapolis were much less influenced by hospital connections among the patients they shared with other docs. Of course, the number of physicians in a market affects the number of ties. The 135 Medicare physicians in Minot, N.D., had patient connections with just 11.7 other physicians per 100 Medicare patients. The 8,197 doctors in Boston had ties to 51.4 other physicians per 100 patients.
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Creative ground cover; wild strawberries to herbs Ground cover is any plant that in areas by placing the runners in the grows over the ground, covering the correct locations. Wild strawberries bare earth protecting it from erosion bloom in June and provide sweet fruit and drought. When used in landscapin July. ing, ground cover is a low plant that Hot dry areas require plants that increases the areas aesthetic appeal. are adapted for that climate. Look Ideally ground covers for plants that appear to spread either by underbe silver but in reality are ground roots or above the green leaves covered with ground developing roots tiny white hairs that reflect at each node producing a sunlight. Snow-in-summer, dense mat. The denser the lambs ears and sage are plant, the less likely weeds plants that will thrive in this will grow within the area. climate. Ground covers need to be Snow-in-summer will weeded regularly until they grow in most locations. This become established. Once short plant will quickly established they will still spread outwards forming need to be weeded periodia dense mat. Small white cally. flowers that appear in June Ground covers in areas are a bonus. where there will be foot Lambs ears have fleshy LINDA traffic are usually less than leaves that are about an TOMLINSON four inches (10 cm) tall. inch (two cm) in size. The Plants that cover areas that plant spreads along the are further afield range up ground then produces upto two feet (60 cm) in height. ward stalks making it a little taller The most common ground cover is than your average ground cover. Pink low growing grass or lawn. It is used or yellow flowers appear later in the as it is readily available and relatively season. inexpensive. Once established a lawn Sage plants are fragrant. The grey will grow in the same location for colour is a wonderful contrast to the years. Grass is ideal for locations that many colours within the landscape. will be walked on or trampled as the Silver mound is a plant that slowly plant will grow back. grows larger keeping the mound Thyme makes an attractive ground cover. Creeping varieties hug the ground while the slightly taller, woody varieties add height to the design. All thyme plants are fragrant and flower once a year. Bees and other insects are attracted to the plants during their blooming stage making them an impractical plant to place between patio stones. There are numerous varieties of low growing sedum available. These succulents spread quickly filling in bare areas of earth. The pink yellow or white flowers add colour for a few weeks each year. As the plants break easily, do not place them in an area that will be walked on. Low growing or spreading junipers add colour and depth to any landscape year round. For large areas use a weed barrier and mulch to keep the weeds to a minimum. Once established these plants need very little maintenance. A common mistake is to plant junipers too close together. Plant them far enough apart that they will overlap at maturity. Wild strawberries make an attractive ground cover that is not used very often. Like the tame strawberries the plants spread by runELITE MODEL SHOWN ner. It is possible to fill
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Creeping thyme brings elegance to this herb and flower garden. shape. Perennial dusty miller spreads under ground by way of roots. Vines also make great ground covers. Instead of spreading upwards they spread outwards. Virginia creeper will spread in the sun or shade. While the flowers are minimal, the fall colour can be fantastic.
These are but a few of the ground covers that are available. Use them to cover in large or small areas in your yard. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist that lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at www.igardencanada.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM PAGE B2 “We know that doctors learn through other doctors,” said Dr. Nicholas Christakis, senior author and a professor of medicine and medical sociology at Harvard. “So, by examining these patient-sharing networks, we can see how innovations — new technology, new drugs, new practices such as test ordering — begin to diffuse throughout a network.” On the other hand, the researchers said if physicians mainly flock together with other doctors who practice medicine they same way they already do, it could stifle innovation. Equally important for patients is how the informal networks affect the quality of care and the sharing of information. Health insurers, employers and the federal government are spending billions to encourage the formation of “accountable care organizations,” where groups of doctors, hospitals and other providers get incentives to collaborate, share information and coordinate patient services. Medicare, for example, in June announced a new program in all or part of eight states that will pay select primarycare groups an extra US$20 a month per beneficiary to offer more flexible hours, electronic records, more preventive care and enhanced coordination of care among providers. Landon and Christakis note that in some places, it might make more sense to organize care management around the existing informal physician networks rather than to set up new structures. Lee Bowman is a health and science writer from Scripps Howard News Service. Contact him at BowmanL@shns.com
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Friday Westerner Pancake breakfasts spons ored by London Drugs will be held Wednesday to Saturday July 18 to 21, from 8 to 11 a.m., and Sunday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in their parking lot for the following charities: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Red Deer Food Bank, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Red Deer Search and Rescue, Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Westerner Days Barbecue Fundraiser sponsored by Alpine Insurance and Financial Inc. on July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their parking lot located at 1A, 2250 50 Ave. in support of Red Deer Special Olympics. Bikram Yoga Karma Class will be offered on July 20 and Aug. 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. by donation to United Way of Central Alberta. Drop in. Suggested donation $10. Minimum donation $5. See bikramyogareddeer.com Bowden Thrift Shop is currently open on Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.; through June, July and August they will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bowden Pioneer Museum. The museum will open for the season on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tours can be arranged by calling 403-224-2122 or 403-224-3104. Please leave a message if necessary. See www. bowdenpioneermuseum.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lacombe Farmers Market will be held at Michener Park across from Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the season. Features homemade baking, breads, fruit and vegetables when in season, crafts, jewelry, woodwork, birdhouses, local honey, bedding plants and more. Phone 403-7824772.
Saturday Annual BuySellbyPhoto.com Charity Classic Car Show and Shine will be featured at Parkland Mall northeast parking lot in celebration of Westerner Days on July 21. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public starting at 9 a.m. and will support STARS Air Ambulance and Red Deer Food Bank. Other highlights include bouncy castles, face painting, and more. See www.buysellbyphoto.com Rose and Lily Show will be held in conjunction with Lacombe Days on July 21 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre County Room. The show will be sponsored by Lacombe and District Garden Club and Appollo Landscaping and DB Bobcat Services. The public is welcome on from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Entry staging will be on July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Jessie at 403- 786-0006. Town and Country Farmers’ Market Christmas in July will be held on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Curling Rink Arena Complex in Rocky Mountain House. The sale will feature locally produced Christmas items, fruit, vegetables, baking, honey, beef, eggs, bison, preserves, health products, crafts, jewelry, clothing, household products, and much more. New vendors welcome. Contact Iris at 403-8453629. MADD Motorcycle Ride throughout Central Alberta will go on July 21 with registration from 9 to 10:45 at Harley-Davidson. Riders depart at 11 a.m. and round up back at Harley-Davidson for a silent auction and barbecue steak supper at 5 p.m. Registration fee is $45 per bike and rider and $25 per passenger. Pick up your pledge sheet, collect a minimum of $100 and registration fee will be waived. For pledge sheets or questions, call Tom at 403-3463368, MADD Red Deer at 403-347-9922 or email email@example.com. Create 2 Educate: Art Show Fundraiser for Home of Hope will be featured on July 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hudson Madison in downtown Red Deer. Artists from central Alberta and beyond have
The Memorial Society of Red Deer and District is seeking a volunteer for morning shifts from 9 a.m. to noon. Duties vary from answering the phone to helping clients needing information. Training provided. Please call Ruth @ 403-346-4636 ext 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the office ( 4728-Ross Street) Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is in need of volunteers and co-ordinators to pick up refuse in Waskasoo Creek and other local areas. Cleanup of Waskasoo Creek, Sylvan Lake, Three Mile Bend, Gull Lake, Cranna Lake, etc., may be cleaned from Sept. 15 to 23. Volunteers may register at shorelinecleanup. ca or call 1-800-427-2422. Red Deer Symphony Orchestra ticket sales are now open for the 20122013 season through Black Knight Ticket Centre, 403-755-6626 or online at www. bkticketcentre.ca Eckville ‘50s and ‘60s Dance Jamboree and Antique Car Show runs the weekend of Aug. 24, 25 and
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Sunday Westerner Days Fair and Exposition will be celebrated July 18 to 22.
Monday RBC Hometown Champions Cheer Tour invites Canadians to show their love and support for Olympic and Paralympic athletes on July 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. RBC London-style taxi cabs will be stopping by to provide an opportunity for the public to make a video recording for the athletes. Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month, next on July 23 in St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall. Please use the back door. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. Call Davina at 403-598-9481. Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre offers many programs through the summer including brain gym, urban walking, bocce ball, Get Fit for Active Living, Move and Groove 50+, Horseshoes and Scrabble. These events are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at various times. To find out the complete schedule, see www. goldencircle.ca, or phone 403-343-6074. Speak Share Thrive public forums will be held at The Hub on July 23 from 1 to 3 p.m., and July 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This initiative by Government of Alberta invites community partners to discuss housing employment, safety, childcare and other supports. Hosted by Council of Canadians, Central Alberta Refugee Effort, and Central Alberta Diversity Association. See socialpolicy.alberta.ca. To find out more, contact Bev at 403-340-4869, or Jan at 403-346-8818. Please confirm attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Red Deer College MusicCamp Alberta faculty and guest recitals will be featured Monday to Friday, July 23 to Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Other concerts include Intermediate Bands and Peterkin Symphonic Band on July 28, 2 p.m. with Gareth Jones, Roberta Baril and Dr. Gillian MacKay directors, Peterkin Symphonic Band and Senior Musical Theatre on Aug. 4, 2 p.m. with Dr. Gillian MacKay and Kim Mattice Wanat directors, and Junior and Senior Musical Theatre and Piano Workshop on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. All concerts held on Mainstage Arts Centre.
Tuesday Stettler TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at St. George’s Anglican Church. Weigh-in from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. Call Gail at 403-742-2626, or Brenda at 403-742-6087. SteamPUNK mezz Movie Madness invites teens to see the movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret on July 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. See www.rdpl.org, or phone 403-346-7470. Mix and Mingle with participants and instructors from Red Deer College Arts and Fine Craft Workshop Series at RDC from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in July at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.
Wednesday The Ladies of the Sunnybrook Farm Museum are presenting their annual Lunch at the Farm events between noon and 3 p.m. on July 11 and 25; Aug. 8 and 29; and Sept. 12. Guests can relax in the 1889 Hanna Log House and enjoy lunch including home-made pie with ice cream and musical entertainment. The afternoon features a guided wagon ride showcasing the
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Sarah Tremblay, five, sports a tall balloon hat at the annual Bower Place Shopping Centre pancake breakfast, the mall’s way of kicking off annual Westerner Days. The pancake breakfast is one of many offsite events for the annual festivities that runs until Sunday. history of Sunnybrook Farm Museum. The cost is $10 per person. Drop-ins welcome, larger groups may wish to reserve a table by calling 403-340-511. Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., in the Elnora Drop-in Centre. Call 403-749-2047 or 403-7733600. Downtown Market will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 3 at the former Arlington Hotel site at the corner of 51 Ave. and 49 St. Phone 403340-8696. Sit and Be Fit exercise program is held on Wednesdays starting at 10:45 a.m. at the Golden Circle. A $2 drop-in fee applies. Phone 403-343-6074. Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Five Plus One is on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.
Thursday Fantasmagorical Jewelry and Movie Mayhem: featuring the movie The Three Musketeers on July 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library. Create a piece of jewelry while
REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS 26 at the Eckville Arena. This event will feature a weekend-long dance, a classic car show, RV show, trade show, charity dinners and more events around town. For more information call Josh at 403597-8700 or email jgkmclean@gmail. com Notre Dame High School Cougar Volleyball Camp is from Aug. 20 to 24. Middle school Grades 6 to 8, as of fall 2012, both boys and girls is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee includes a camp T-shirt; Senior high, Grades 9 to 12, as of fall 2012: girls — from 1 to 4 p.m.; boys — from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee includes performance gear. The registration fee is $90, please make cheques payable to Notre Dame High School. Registration is only confirmed with full payment. For more information on how to register visit
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watching the film which is rated PG. For youth Grade 7 and up. See www. rdpl.org Red Deer Cruise Night will be located at Parkland Mall, weekly on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. until the end of Sept., weather permitting. Free to attend, and all models of classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome. Barbecue in support of Red Deer Food Bank will be held. Phone 403-342-5355 or 403346-1551. Thrilling Thursday on July 26 at The Dickson Store Museum features wizards, merlins and magic along with crafts and games. The event runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free; donations welcome. For more information call 403-728-3355. Red Deer Area Hikers meet on July 26 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to depart at 9 a.m. for an eight km hike at Bower Ponds/ Maskepetoon Loop. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain, or if the temperature is too high for healthy hiking. Donation of $0.50 per hike or $5 per season, with fuel costs to be shared for out-of-town hikes based on car pooling and km travelled. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Mavis at 403-343-0091 or Sharon at 403-340-2497.
provided. Register a foursome at $125 each, or $150 single. Additional pledges must total $200 minimum prior to event. To register call Ellen at 403-346-0290. Jazz at the Lake 10 Anniversary Festival will be celebrated Aug. 16 to 19 in Sylvan Lake. Tommy Banks, Cheryl Fisher, Eric Allison, and John Stowell perform at Alliance Community Church on Aug. 17. Michael Kaeshammer performs at the Alliance Community Church on Aug. 18. Other events include Johnny Summers Little Big Band Concert and Swing Dance at Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion, and much more. See the full lineup or purchase tickets at www. jazzatthelake.com. Tickets also available by cash or cheque at Sylvan Lake Tourist Information, toll free at 1-800-887-5550. Celiac Support Group Gluten Free Pot Luck Supper will be held on July 28 from 3 to 9 p.m. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Please bring a gluten free dish to share such as a salad, casserole, entree, dessert or baking. To find out location and more, contact Fay at 403-347-3248, or Clarice at 403-341-4351 or email email@example.com
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and colleagues, so you don’t end up having to apologize for being overly casual. And then your destination and the people that will be meeting you should be another important consideration.” Blake said she can recall being upgraded to first class on more than one occasion because of her tendency to dress up for flights — a practice she still maintains. “Certainly, the standards have become much more relaxed. I look at it as part of branding, because you never know who you’re going to run into, who you’re going to have a conversation with next to you.” Blake recently sent an email to someone who’d expressed interest in one of Style for Success’s programs whom Blake had originally met while on a plane. “If I was dressed in a schleppy fashion, that probably wouldn’t have happened,” she said. Even when she’s taking a more casual approach to airline dress, Blake said she’ll wear a more “professional jean,” opting for dark-wash denim as opposed to a more casual, sandwashed pair with holes. Blake recalled picking up a speaker at the airport who arrived in comfortable sweats — attire not suitable for the presentation she was to give that evening. Trouble was, her suitcase didn’t arrive with her, leaving them scrambling to find an appropriate ensemble. “If there’s a small chance your luggage is going to get waylaid, sure, it will probably turn up, but oftentimes not when you need it,” she said. “You can always bring an extra pair of shoes in your carry-on and have your jacket with you just in case. “I’ll sometimes travel in a nice sweater, and then I’ll have my jacket so I can put that on for the formal meeting when my client either greets me at the airport or I take a cab to their office or what have you. So expect the unexpected.”
TORONTO — Faced with long lineups, security checks and idling in the lounge prior to takeoff, even a shorthaul flight can feel lengthy for travellers taking to the skies these days. Perhaps in a bid to stay comfortable, many seem to have embraced a decidedly casual dress code when boarding a plane. Media representatives from Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines told The Canadian Press they don’t have formal dress code policies for passengers. But carriers south of the border have made headlines for cracking down on the sartorial selections of Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS passengers. Passengers wait to rebook their flights at Pierre Trudeau airport. With no formal Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong was booted from a Southwest dress code among Canada’s major airlines, the decision of what to wear is left Airlines flight last year for wearing to the discretion of passengers. But even in lieu of firm guidelines, travel and saggy pants. 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GRIFFIN SIGNS Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year. Griffin’s agent, Ben Dogra, told The Associated Press that the Heisman Trophywinning quarterback agreed to terms and will be in Redskins rookie camp on Wednesday. Griffin, the second overall pick in the draft out of Baylor, announced the news on Twitter, writing, “Well people....It’s Time to go to Work!!! Off the unemployment line and oh yea HTTR!!!” The latter stands for “Hail To The Redskins,” the team’s fight song. Griffin will be on the field Wednesday for the third day of a five-day rookie camp. He wasn’t considered a holdout because training camp doesn’t officially begin until July 26. The Redskins traded their first-round choices in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as their second-round pick this year to the St. Louis Rams on March 10 for the right to
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York 6 Toronto 0 NEW YORK — On Wednesday, it was Dewayne Wise. Next time it might be Raul Ibanez or Andruw Jones or Jayson Nix. The New York Yankees are on a roll and a big reason for the success is the contributions of their role players. And Wise knows why. “They’d rather face me than (Derek) Jeter, and Curtis (Granderson), Alex (Rodriguez) and (Robinson) Cano,” Wise said after driving in two runs in the Yankees’ 6-0, rain-shortened victory over the Toronto Blue Jays that completed a thorough threegame sweep. “You got Hall of Famers all through the lineup,” he said. “It’s just one of those lineups that don’t come around that often.” Hiroki Kuroda pitched four-hit ball for his first shutout since 2008, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tarps came out after he pitched the seventh inning and the game was called following a 58-minute rain delay. The complete game was the third of his career. Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in a four-run first inning, lifting the Yankees to their ninth win in 11 games. They are a season high 23 games over .500 (57-34). New York scored at least three runs for a 42nd straight game, the second-longest streak since 1920. The 1994 Cleveland Indians went 48 games in 1994, the Yankees said based on information provided by the Elias Sports Bureau. “We’ve pitched well. We’ve swung the bats well the last couple of weeks. I mean really, really well,” manager Joe Girardi said. “I’ve been really pleased with how — it’s kind of been shared. It hasn’t been one or two guys doing all the work. You’ve gotten contributions from so many different people in this lineup. ... It makes it difficult to get through this lineup and I think it wears on pitchers. They gave Ricky Romero no time to settle in. He lost a career-worst fifth straight start and beat Toronto for the eighth straight time in the Bronx. The Blue Jays not only are leaving town two games under .500 for the first time this season, they will be limping into Boston
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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie misses a foul ball during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, at Yankee Stadium in New York. with two injuries. Brett Lawrie bruised his right calf flipping over a railing trying to catch a foul pop in the third inning. All-Star slugger Jose Bautista strained his wrist on a swing Monday night and was put on the 15-day disabled list. “Well, it was a costly series,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. “Obviously getting swept, first and foremost, and then the injury to Jose in Game One and then today with Brett going over the railing.” Lawrie slammed his right leg onto an unpadded railing inside a camera well while somersaulting over the cushioned railing separating the deep well from the field
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Thursday ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Senior baseball: Red Deer Men’s League, Sylvan Lake vs. Gary Noe, 7 p.m., Great Chief 2.
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Friday ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Major league soccer: Red Deer City vs. Edmonton Victoria, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Riggers baseball: Red Deer Riggers tournament, sked TBA ● Parkland baseball: Red Deer at Rocky, 7 p.m.
Saturday ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Riggers baseball: Red Deer Riggers tournament, sked TBA ● Peewee AAA baseball: Red Deer DQ Braves vs. Sherwood Park, 2 and 5 p.m., West Park.
WEDNESDAY SCORES BASEBALL Yankees
6 Toronto 0
10 White Sox 1
Cleveland 10 Tampa
Baltimore 2 Minnesota 1 Kansas City 8 St. Louis 7 Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 3 Dodgers
Pittsburgh 9 Colorado 6 San Diego 8 Houston 4 Washington 4 Mets
next to the Toronto dugout. The 22-year-old tried standing up but immediately went down after putting weight on his leg. Several members of the Blue Jays’ staff ran from the dugout to assist Lawrie. “I hit it so flush, and it was just a long fall. I felt like I was in the air for like 5 seconds,” Lawrie said. “From where the cameras sit behind that, it looks like it kind of cuts off right there but it actually goes down like another 3 ½ feet. So it’s like a 5, 5 ½ foot drop. It sure felt like it.” X-rays were negative and he is day to day. Lawrie hopes to play Friday.
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Winnipeg Blue Bomber Chris Matthews is tackled by Toronto Argonaut Jalil Carter during Toronto’s 25-22 victory in Toronto on Wednesday.
Ray’s three TD passes rally Argos past injury-plagued Bombers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto 25 Winnipeg 22 TORONTO — Ricky Ray threw three TD passes, including a 37-yard strike to Jason Barnes with 2:06 remaining, to rally the Toronto Argonauts past the hard-luck Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2522 on Wednesday night. Toronto (2-2) needed Ray’s heroics to pull out the win over the injuryplagued Bombers (0-4), who lost receiver Terrence Edwards, safety Ian Logan and defensive lineman Brandon Collier to first-half injuries. The defending East Division champions have lost 10 starters — including quarterback Buck Pierce — to various ailments this year. After missing a wide-open Barnes earlier in the drive, Ray hit the streaking receiver with his first TD catch of the season before 22,485 spectators on a glorious evening with the Rogers Centre roof open. And the Barnes’ score woke the crowd from its second-half slumber as the only previous scoring in the final two quarters were three Justin Palardy field goals that put Winnipeg ahead 2218. A 45-yard kickoff return by Demond Washington put Winnipeg at its own 52-yard line with 1:55 remaining but quarterback Alex Brink came up a yard short on a third-and-10 run. The Bombers got the ball back at their 14-yard line with 37 seconds re-
maining, however, Brink couldn’t put Palardy in position to force overtime. The loss tarnished a solid effort from both Palardy — he had five field goals — and Winnipeg’s defence. The Bombers will literally limp back to Manitoba and prepare to play their first home game of the season next week against Edmonton. Both teams were playing on a short turnaround. Winnipeg came in following a 42-10 loss to Edmonton on Friday while Toronto dropped a 36-27 defeat in Hamilton on Saturday. And it showed, especially on offence as neither club was able to mount a consistent attack. Toronto dodged a huge bullet late in the third when Dustin Doe returned an interception 33 yards to the home side’s 15-yard line. But after two incompletions the Bombers had to settle for Palardy’s 22-yard field goal that cut the Argos’ lead to 18-16 at 11:59. Cory Boyd and Chad Owens, who lost two fumbles, had Toronto’s touchdowns. Newcomer Swayze Waters, replacing injured veteran Noel Prefontaine (hip), booted the converts, a field goal and single. Brink, starting in place of Pierce (foot), had Winnipeg’s touchdown. Palardy also added the convert. Owens’ 37-yard TD catch with 31 seconds in the second quarter staked Toronto to an 18-13 half-time lead.
CALGARY — It’s not going to get any easier for Calgary’s newly-minted starting quarterback Kevin Glenn. With Drew Tate electing to have shoulder surgery that will sideline the quarterback for the rest of the CFL season, Glenn has stepped into the starter’s role but is off to a shaky start. Glenn threw a costly interception late in the game against Montreal and the Alouettes rallied to beat Calgary 33-32. He said he’s put that game behind him and is ready to guide Calgary in an important divisional match against the unbeaten Saskatchewan Roughriders today at McMahon Stadium. “The biggest thing for us as an offence is to stay on the field, keep their offence off the field and put points on the board,” said Glenn on Wednesday. “What we can do is we can come out here and give 100 per cent on the field and try our best to produce wins for the fans.” Glenn, 33, started his career in Saskatchewan, where he played three seasons with the Riders from 2001-03 before going on to suit up for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Tiger-Cats and now the Stamps. He knows Rider Nation will be on hand to give Saskatchewan a boost in its bid to remain the league’s only undefeated team. “It’s crazy because I played in Saskatchewan and when we used to come to Calgary, I used to say, ‘Man, we’ve got a lot of fans’,” said Glenn, who took over the starting role when Tate suffered his non-throwing shoulder injury during a 39-36 road loss to the Toronto Argonauts on July 7. Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant has no doubt that Glenn has the ability to bounce back with a solid performance after two straight road losses. “He’s never really been a guy that gets down after a big game,” Durant said. “He always bounces back. He always gives his team an opportunity to win. We know that we have our work cut out for us. It’s not going to be easy. Every team is coming after us. It’s definitely going to be a dogfight and we look forward to it.” Saskatchewan’s rookie head coach Corey Chamblin hopes the vocal Riders fans help his team to a fourth straight win to start the season. “We’re 3-0 and hopefully there’s more green than red here, then I’d really love it,” Chamblin said. “It’s a good feeling right now. It’s definitely a lot better than being 0-3, but there’s a lot of games left.” Glenn, however, would like nothing more than to help the Stamps (1-2) stop the Rider roll with help from Calgary’s faithful. “The red and white will swallow up that green and white once game time comes,” said Glenn. “I think the Calgary fans, they’re some really good fans, so I think they’ll do a good enough job to come in here and try to outdo the Saskatchewan fans.” Defensive lineman Odell Willis, who the Riders acquired in the off-season from Winnipeg, begs to differ with Glenn. “Rider Nation is some of the best fans in the CFL,” said Willis, who played 10 games for the Stamps in 2009 to start his CFL career before being dealt to Winnipeg. “I get pumped when I see them excited about what we’re out there doing.”
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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 57 34 .626 47 44 .516 47 45 .511 47 45 .511 45 47 .489
Chicago Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct 50 41 .549 48 44 .522 47 44 .516 39 51 .433 38 53 .418
L—P.Hernandez 0-1. HRs—Boston, C.Ross 2 (15), Ad.Gonzalez (8). GB — 10 10 1/2 10 1/2 12 1/2
Cleveland 000 030 502 — 10 14 0 Tampa Bay 022 000 101 — 6 10 0 Masterson, Rogers (5), Sipp (7), J.Smith (7), Pestano (8), Accardo (9) and C.Santana; Hellickson, Farnsworth (7), McGee (7), Howell (8), Badenhop (9) and Lobaton. W—Rogers 1-0. L—Farnsworth 0-2. HRs—Cleveland, C.Santana (6).
GB — 2 1/2 3 10 1/2 12
Baltimore 200 000 000 — 2 5 0 Minnesota 000 100 000 — 1 8 0 Tom.Hunter, Patton (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Teagarden; Liriano, Fien (7), Perkins (9) and Butera, Doumit. W—Tom.Hunter 4-4. L—Liriano 3-9. Sv— Ji.Johnson (27). HRs—Baltimore, Ad.Jones (22). Minnesota, Willingham (23).
West Division W L Pct GB Texas 55 36 .604 — Los Angeles 50 42 .543 5 1/2 Oakland 47 44 .516 8 Seattle 39 54 .419 17 Today’s Games Cleveland (Jimenez 8-8) at Tampa Bay (Price 12-4), 10:10 a.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 6-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 8-5), 11:05 a.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-5) at Minnesota (De Vries 2-2), 11:10 a.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-5) at Kansas City (W.Smith 1-2), 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-1) at Boston (Buchholz 8-3), 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 4-2) at Oakland (Griffin 1-0), 8:05 p.m.
Seattle 010 201 300 — 7 14 0 Kansas City 030 220 001 — 8 14 1 Millwood, Delabar (6), O.Perez (7), Kinney (8) and J.Montero; B.Chen, Mijares (6), Crow (7), K.Herrera (8), G.Holland (9) and B.Pena. W—G. Holland 4-2. L—Kinney 0-1. HRs—Seattle, Seager (11), C.Wells (6). Kansas City, L.Cain (2), Butler (18).
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LOCAL SCORE Parkland Baseball League Lacombe Dodgers 12 Eckville Angels 5 LINESCORES WEDNESDAY Toronto 000 000 0 — 0 4 0 New York 400 101 0 — 6 12 1 (7 innings) R.Romero, Beck (7) and Arencibia; Kuroda and R.Martin. W—Kuroda 9-7. L—R.Romero 8-6. HRs— New York, Teixeira (19). Texas 000 012 000 — 3 8 1 Oakland 000 010 201 — 4 7 0 Lewis, R.Ross (6), Ogando (7), Kirkman (8) and Napoli, L.Martinez; Blackley, Balfour (6), Scribner (7), Doolittle (8), R.Cook (9) and D.Norris. W—R. Cook 3-2. L—Kirkman 0-1. HRs—Oakland, Inge (8), Hicks (1).
Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston
San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado
N.Y. Mets (Dickey 12-1) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 12-4), 10:35 a.m. Miami (Buehrle 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 7-6), 12:20 p.m. Houston (Harrell 7-6) at San Diego (Volquez 5-7), 10:05 p.m. LINESCORES WEDNEDAY St. Louis 011 000 001 — 3 7 3 Milwaukee 400 000 00x — 4 5 0 Wainwright, Rosenthal (8) and Y.Molina; Thornburg, Axford (5), M.Parra (7), Veras (8), Fr.Rodriguez (9) and M.Maldonado. W—Axford 3-6. L—Wainwright 7-10. Sv—Fr.Rodriguez (3). HRs— St. Louis, Freese (14), Craig (14). Philadelphia 000 100 000 200 — 3 9 0 Los Angeles 010 000 000 202 — 510 1 (12 innings) Cl.Lee, Bastardo (9), K.Kendrick (9), Horst (9), Schwimer (9), Papelbon (10), Diekman (11) and Ruiz; Kershaw, Jansen (9), Guerra (10), Elbert (10), Lindblom (11), J.Wright (12) and A.Ellis. W—J. Wright 4-2. L—Diekman 1-1. HRs—Los Angeles, J.Rivera (4), Kemp (13). Pittsburgh 015 030 000 — 9 11 0 Colorado 320 100 000 — 6 11 1 Ja.McDonald, Lincoln (6), Grilli (8), Watson (8), Hanrahan (9) and Barajas; Guthrie, Mat. Reynolds (3), Ekstrom (5), Brothers (6), Belisle (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Ra.Hernandez. W—Ja.McDonald 10-3. L—Mat.Reynolds 3-1. Sv—Hanrahan (26). HRs—Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (19), G.Jones (13), McGehee (8), Barajas (8). Colorado, Fowler (12), C.Gonzalez (18).
NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 53 36 .596 49 41 .544 46 45 .505 44 47 .484 41 52 .441
GB — 4 1/2 8 10 14
Central Division W L Pct 51 40 .560 51 40 .560 47 45 .511 44 47 .484 37 53 .411 34 58 .370
GB — — 4 1/2 7 13 1/2 17 1/2
Houston 000 003 001 — 4 9 3 San Diego 000 511 10x — 8 8 1 W.Rodriguez, Del Rosario (5), Lyon (6), R.Cruz (8) and C.Snyder; Richard, Vincent (9), Street (9) and Jo.Baker. W—Richard 7-10. L—W.Rodriguez 7-8. Sv—Street (15). HRs—Houston, M.Downs 2 (7).
West Division W L Pct 51 40 .560 49 44 .527 44 47 .484 38 55 .409 35 56 .385
GB — 3 7 14 16
New York 000 000 102 — 3 9 0 Washington000 002 20x — 4 9 0 C.Young, Batista (7), Edgin (7), Rauch (8) and Thole, Nickeas; Zimmermann, Gorzelanny (7), S.Burnett (8), Clippard (9) and Flores. W—Zimmermann 7-6. L—C.Young 2-4. Sv—Clippard (15). HRs—New York, D.Wright (12), Bay (5). Washington, LaRoche (16).
Los Angeles100 000 001 — 2 3 0 Detroit 140 020 00x — 7 8 0 C.Wilson, Takahashi (7), Jepsen (8) and Hester; Fister, Benoit (9) and Laird. W—Fister 4-6. L—C. Wilson 9-6. HRs—Los Angeles, Pujols (17).
Wednesday’s Results Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 3, 12 innings Pittsburgh 9, Colorado 6 San Diego 8, Houston 4 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Arizona 7, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 9, Atlanta 4, 11 innings Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1, 8 innings
Chicago 100 000 000 — 1 4 0 Boston 103 402 00x — 10 14 0 P.Hernandez, H.Santiago (5), Septimo (8) and Pierzynski, Flowers; Doubront, Albers (7), Melancon (8), A.Miller (9) and Shoppach. W—Doubront 10-4.
Today’s Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-5) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 7-4), 10:10 a.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 4-6) at Cincinnati (Leake 3-6), 10:35 a.m.
Arizona 200 120 020 — 7 10 0 Cincinnati 010 000 000 — 1 8 0 I.Kennedy, Ziegler (9) and M.Montero; Latos, LeCure (5), Bray (7), Arredondo (8), Ondrusek (8) and Hanigan. W—I.Kennedy 7-8. L—Latos 7-3. HRs—Arizona, Kubel 2 (17). Miami 001 000 00 — 1 8 0 Chicago 000 100 4x — 5 7 1 (8 innings) Jo.Johnson, M.Dunn (7) and Hayes; Samardzija, Corpas (6), Russell (7), Camp (8) and Soto. W— Russell 3-0. L—Jo.Johnson 5-7. HRs—Miami, Reyes (4). Chicago, S.Castro (8).
Adamson fighting hard to keep title BY ADVOCATE STAFF Ray Adamson isn’t about to give the North American Pony Chuckwagon championship trophy back without a fight. The three-time champion from Camrose turned in an outstanding turn out of barrel four and charged into the lead with his Pidherney’s Trucking wagon during the opening day of the championships at the Westerner Days Wednesday. Adamson finished in a time of one minute 17.44 seconds well ahead of Gary Thiel, who came in at 1:19.35 on the Pumps and Pressure rig. Curtis Hogg drove the Kellough Enterprises outfit to a 1:19.39 to sit in third place with fourth place occupied by Rene Salmond and the RaiLynn Trucking wagon following a run of 1:19.40. Lee Adamson is in fifth at 1:19.46 on the Ulterra sponsored outfit with Wade Salmond sixth at 1:19.51 on the Nossack Food Group wagon. Seventh place is held down
Alberta Downs Alberta Downs Entries Friday Post time: 5 p.m. First Pace, purse $3,000 (DD, EX, SF, TR). 1 Artninspiration (J. Jungquist) 2 Shady Sadie (R. Schneider) 3 Minettas Lusty J (J. Chappell) 4 D And Gs Lady (J. Gray) 5 Julie Caesar (R. Hennessy) 6 Gts Danielle (K. Hoerdt) 7 Kg Pomerlin (G. Schedlosky) Second Pace, purse $3,900 (EX, SF, TR). 1 Canaco Nolton (J. Marino) 2 Total Rhythm (B. Clark) 3 Swiftys First Star (R. Goulet) 4 Mr Brightside (G. Hudon) 5 Bomber Brown (B. Grundy) 6 Stonebridge Lyric (K. Hoerdt) 7 Murphy Delivers (J. Chappell) Third Pace, purse $2,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Bridgette Hanover (G. Hudon) 2 Major Ziggy (R. Starkewski) 3 Im The Reason (R. Schneider) 4 Caressable Hanover (R. Grundy) 5 Im Sheila (T. Remillard) 6 Demis Luck (R. Baxter) 7 Happyagain Mindale (J. Jungquist) 8 Hf Georges Kiss (J. Marino) 9 Rossridge Divine (J. Gray) ae Sealedwithapromise (J. Gray) Fourth Pace, purse $7,500 (EX, SF, TR, W4). 1 Cowboy Caper (K. Hoerdt) 2 Outlaw Highvoltage (C. Kolthammer) 3 Promise To Lynette (S. Masse) 4 Cenalta Power (R. Grundy) 5 Playbook (K. Clark)
6 Watch And Pray (J. Gagne) 7 Lilshakerboomboom (J. Chappell) Fifth Pace, purse $7,500 (EX, SF, TR). 1 Outlaw Beacon (J. Marino) 2 Hollywood Hotel (G. Hudon) 3 No Fear (J. Gagne) 4 Stirling Advocate (K. Hoerdt) 5 Barndougle (W. Tainsh Jr) 6 Outlawcoltfortyfor (B. Grundy) 7 Somethinsgoinon (K. Clark) Sixth Pace, purse $7,500 (EX, SF, TR). 1 Dealers Edge (K. Clark) 2 Kismyjet (S. Masse) 3 Arroway (J. Gray) 4 Blue Star Quest (B. Grundy) 5 My World (K. Hoerdt) 6 Smooth Criminal (W. Tainsh Jr) 7 Outlawtowerinferno (R. Hennessy) Seventh Pace, purse $5,500 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Reservations Only (B. Clark) 2 B C Fantasy (J. Gray) 3 Dewinton Destroyer (K. Clark) 4 Thats Witty (B. Grundy) 5 Tap Out (J. Marino) 6 Too Ideal (J. Abbott) 7 Keystone Vanyla (W. Tainsh Jr) 8 Wrangler Raine (R. Goulet) 9 Baby You Save Me (K. Hoerdt) ae Feelin Flush (J. Chappell) Eighth Pace, purse $3,600 (EX, PF, TR). 1 Apalamine (K. Hoerdt) 2 Lady On A Mission (T. Remillard) 3 Clintons Playmate (B. Grundy) 4 Free Tunes (J. Jungquist) 5 Truly Cruisin (J. Abbott) 6 Just Saucy (B. Thomas)
7 Cantcatch P (J. Chappell) 8 Ink Blink (J. Marino) 9 Blue Star Classic (J. Gray) ae Pats Freeride (B. Grundy) Ninth Pace, purse $3,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W3). 1 Just Neil (R. Schneider) 2 Blue Star Charger (J. Gray) 3 Notacent Tobemade (G. Schedlosky) 4 Silent Rescue (B. Clark) 5 True Mystic (Q. Schneider) 6 Cenalta Spirit (W. Tainsh Jr) 7 Balzac Billy (J. Jungquist) 8 Brandon Bey V (K. Hoerdt) 9 Skirmish (K. Clark) ae Howdidchado (J. Chappell) Tenth Pace, purse $6,000 (EX, SF, TR). 1 Senga San Tome (R. Grundy) 2 Greek Ruler (J. Chappell) 3 Kg Art Dreamer (G. Hudon) 4 Caress Of Steel (J. Marino) 5 Red Star Tiger (K. Clark) 6 Loneridge Shannon (J. Jungquist) 7 Battle River Storm (W. Tainsh Jr) Eleventh Pace, purse $3,600 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Barona Judd (W. Tainsh Jr) 2 Cheswick (R. Schneider) 3 Kg Cody (B. Thomas) 4 Trust The Painter (J. Marino) 5 Too Young Man (R. Grundy) 6 Hollywood Lenny (Q. Schneider) 7 Heres Annie Boy (R. Starkewski) 8 Meadowlark Apache (B. Grundy) 9 Minettas Badboy (T. Remillard) ae Power Of Elizabeth (D. Lupul)
Football CFL WEST DIVISION W L T Pts Saskatchewan 3 0 0 6 B.C. 2 1 0 4 Edmonton 2 1 0 4 Calgary 1 2 0 2
PF 83 92 62 106
PA 37 85 42 82
EAST DIVISION W L T Pts 2 1 0 4 2 2 0 4 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 0
PF 84 106 88 78
PA 100 113 109 141
Montreal Toronto Hamilton Winnipeg
Wednesday’s Game Toronto 25, Winnipeg 22 Today’s Game
Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-yards Time of possession
Saskatchewan at Calgary, 7 p.m. Friday’s Game Edmonton at B.C., 8 p.m. Saturday’s Game Montreal at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Game Statistics Wpg First downs 16 Yards rushing 114 Yards passing 185 Total offence 299 Team losses 14 Net offence 285 Passes made-tried 9-34 Return yards 235 Intercepts-yards by 1-33 Fumbles-lost 1-0
Tor 17 74 325 399 22 377 23-34 227 2-46 4-2
2 8-42.6 6-25 28:55
3 10-45.4 10-70 31:05
Net offence is yards passing, plus yards rushing, minus team losses such as yards lost on broken plays. Individual Rushing: Wpg — Simpson 15-91, Brink 4-18, Riva 2-5; Tor — Boyd 13-56, Ray 2-13, J.Jackson 4-5. Receiving: Wpg — Denmark 4-115, Simpson 1-31, Poblah 3-23, Matthews 1-6; Tor — Durie 5-91, Barnes 4-72, Owens 4-63, J.Johnson 3-37, Inman 2-28, Boyd 3-17, Watt 1-9, Williams 1-8. Passing: Wpg — Brink 9-34, 185 yards, 0 TDs, 2 ints; Tor — Ray 23-34-325-3-1.
Van Garderen set to take over BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
by the Calgary Flames Ambassadors wagon driven by Dale Young, who came in at 1:19.61, just 1/100ths of a second ahead of Jake Van Ringen and the Ol’ MacDonalds Resort rig in one of the best finishes of the evening. Lori Stott, who also had a great turn out of barrel four, won the 10th heat in 1:19.74 and is in ninth place with the Wel-Can Welding and Fabrication wagon while Neil Salmond and Larry Myer are tied for 10th at 1:19.85. Salmond drove the ABC Country Restaurant rig and Myer had the Uncle Ben’s RV trap. Two other rigs — driven by Gary Salmond and Louis Johner — broke the 1:20.00 barrier, coming in at 1:19.98. Salmond had the Border Paving outfit and Johner was on the Wei’s Western Wear wagon. Action continues today through Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the championship finals starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
TOUR DE FRANCE
“I’m thrilled at how I’m riding,” Van Garderen said. “Hopefully I can keep it going for one more day and in the time trial. I’m doing better than I could have ever imagined, to be honest. It’s just a pity that Cadel’s fallen back a bit. I can’t say I’m not happy with myself.” Van Garderen’s main task had been to help Evans win again, but he finished in a better position than his leader in the first long time trial last week and looked at ease in the Alps. With only four stages remaining, he looks better every day while Evans is exhausted, discouraged and hampered by intestinal problems.
With Cadel Evans having seen his hopes of retaining the Tejay, you stay there.’ Then Tour de France title vanish in when (Evans) having his bad the Pyrenees, his young and day, he was like: ‘OK, Tejay, promising teammate Tejay you’ve got the green light — do Van Garderen is ready to take the best you can.”’ With the help of three teamover. mates, Evans joined the peloThe 23-year-old American rider, tipped by many as ton but he again lost contact a future Grand Tour winner, about five kilometres from the is now the best-placed BMC top of the day’s final climb, rider in the Tour after Evans the Col de Peyresourde. Evcracked during Wednesday’s ans crossed 4 minutes, 47 sec16th stage from Pau to Bag- onds after Wiggins, while Van Garderen limited his loss to 58 neres-de-Luchon. Van Garderen, who holds a seconds. Evans acknowledged that grip on the white jersey for the his title chances are gone, with best young rider, stands sixth overall, 7 minutes, 55 seconds Van Garderen now seemingly behind race leader Bradley BMC’s best hope of a top-5 finish in Paris on Sunday. Wiggins. Evans is seventh, 8:06 off the pace. “It’s disappointing because we had lofty goals, Kickback this summer and enjoy the timeless we came here to win and it’s not going to happen,” style that made riding synonymous with Van Garderen said. freedom. “But we still have two people in the top 10 and $ 2000 in the white jersey. We are Up to entives c still going to race aggresretail in t current c le e sively. This Tour is defis nt on n curre nitely not a failure.” and no ycles* When Evans was lagmotorc ging in the Col d’Aspin ascent, Van Garderen was authorized by his team to stay with the leading peloton. “We had to make the call. I mean, we have two guys in the top 10,” Van Garderen said. “The direcWest side Gasoline Alley tor of the team dropped 403.346.5238 37478 Hwy 2 South, *See dealer for details back and told us: ’OK, www.turplebros.ca Red Deer County Expires July 31, 2012
Badgers advance to ladies fastball final The Snell and Oslund Badgers advanced to the championship final of the Red Deer Ladies Fastball League. The Badgers downed the Budal Ice 8-5 Wednesday to win the best-of-three semifinal 2-1. On Tuesday the Ice won 4-3 in an extra inning with the Badgers taking the second game 11-3. The Badgers face the winner of the Topco Oilsite Panthers and N. Jensen’s Bandits. The Panthers won the opening game 13-0 Tuesday, but Wednesday’s results were unavailable. The best-of-three final goes Tuesday, Wednesday and, if needed, Thursday at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park No. 1.
Krulicki takes lead at Sun Life Men’s Amateur MEDICINE HAT — Jordan Krulicki of Red Deer shot a oneover par 72 to take the lead among the Central Albertans at the Sun Life Financial Men’s Amateur Golf Championship following the second round Wednesday. Krulicki had a 145 total, which leaves him in a tie for 13th, seven strokes back of Neil Thomas of Edmonton and Craig Gibson of Brooks, both of whom, shot a 70. Zak Griffiths of Red Deer is in a tie for 17th at 71-75—146 with Kyle Morrison of Red Deer tied for 23rd at 73-74—147. Brett Pasula of Red Deer (75-74) and Mitch Bach of Sundre (71-78) are tied for 29th at 149 with Jason Thiels of Olds (7675), Spencer Dorowicz of Olds (75-76) and Shawn Schwartz of Stettler (76-75) tied for 41st at 151. Chad Miciak of Ponoka, Ron Harder of Innisfail and Cody Albert of Sylvan Lake missed the cut. The 72-hole tournament concludes Friday.
Carstar Braves earn split in AAA play The Red Deer Carstar Braves aren’t having the best season but they’re not giving up. The Braves stormed from behind to down the Okotoks Foothills Dawgs White 8-7 to earn a split in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League play at Great Chief Park Wednesday. The Dawgs won the opener 6-2. The Braves trailed 7-6 heading into the bottom of the eighth, but winning pitcher Jason Garrett led off with a single and stole second. Ty Elliott reached on an error, sending Garrett to third from where he scored on a balk. The balk sent Elliott to second and Dylan Borman lined a double to right centre plating the winning run. Garrett pitched two innings of relief, allowing two runs on three hits. Mitch Vanson started on the mound and worked just one inning, leaving the bases loaded. Joel Mazurkewich went four innings, allowing five runs on five hits. Ian Chevalier, Levi Moon and Sam Schierman had two hits each. Moon started on the mound in the opener, allowing five runs on six hits and six walks in 4 2/3 innings. Jonah Penner had two hits for the Braves, who finished with four. On Tuesday, the Braves dropped a 14-4 decision to the Dawgs Black. Schierman had two hits while Reign Letkeman was one-fortwo and scored twice. Mac Guckert started on the mound and allowed five runs on four hits over three innings.
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Newest Jackets Foligno, Aucoin believe franchise close to winning BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” Nick Foligno and Adrian Aucoin plan on introducing a breath of fresh air to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Both say they love being with the franchise. Both say brighter days are ahead. Both say the beleaguered Blue Jackets arenâ€™t far from being a really good team. â€œI think weâ€™re going to surprise a lot of people this year,â€? Foligno said. Foligno was acquired on July 1 from the Ottawa Senators in a one-for-one deal for defenceman Marc Methot, then signed a three-year, $9.15 million contract with his new team. The Blue Jackets were the first team to inquire about the services of the 39-year-old Aucoin, a free-agent defenceman who signed a $2 million deal with the club.
It hasnâ€™t taken long for both to see the glass as half-full in Columbus. Aucoin sees himself as a solid presence in the dressing room and a positive influence on young defencemen like John Moore, David Savard and the No. 2 overall draft pick last month, Ryan Murray. â€œI think (my job is) helping the younger guys on defence and providing some stability,â€? he said. With a chuckle he added, â€œI donâ€™t think Iâ€™m here to bring too much flash or anything, but to help the team get better.â€? Thereâ€™s plenty of room for improvement in that area. The Blue Jackets went 29-467 last year, the worst record in the NHL. On top of that, they were dysfunctional, with captain Rick Nash going to management in January and telling them he wanted to be traded. So far, Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson has not
met that request. Nash provided a short list of teams heâ€™s willing to waive his no-trade clause for, thought to be just six or so potential destinations. Foligno is coming off a banner season in which he set career highs in assists (32) and points (47) while playing all 82 games. He was one of the players who guided the Senators from also-ran to a solid showing in the post-season this past spring. Ottawa, as a No. 8 seed, took the No. 1 Rangers to seven games in Round 1, and actually led the series, 3-2. If Nash is traded, Foligno will suddenly be one of the key offensive performers on the team. He doesnâ€™t mind that burden. â€œNo problem. You know what? Thatâ€™s part of the game. Itâ€™s something that as you get older and more confident, youâ€™ll want that responsibility,â€? he said.
Sand traps present treacherous challenge BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England â€” There are no sheep to be found around this lush patch of northwestern England. Their legacy lives on through a landscape pockmarked with deep, treacherous traps â€” hundreds of them, in fact. Welcome to Royal Lytham & St. Annes. There are a staggering 206 bunkers dotting this historic course, where the British Open begins Thursday. The golfer who does the best job staying out of these sandy spots of doom could very well wind up with the claret jug in his grasp come Sunday evening. â€œRule No. 1, avoid the bunkers,â€? Englandâ€™s Paul Casey said. â€œRule No. 2, if youâ€™re in a bunker, just get it out. Donâ€™t go for the glory shot.â€? While pot bunkers can be found at golf clubs around the world, they are a distinctive feature on links courses, right up there with inclement weather. What they lack in size they make up for in depth, leaving a much tougher escape route than the traps typically found on PGA Tour layouts.
The origins of the pot bunker supposedly traces back centuries, when sheep burrowed into the ground seeking warmth and shelter from the notorious coastal weather. The modern version is created with layers of sod stacked atop each other, similar to bricklaying, which creates a menacing wall that usually leaves the offender with little chance of pulling off a decent shot. Tony Jacklin, who won the 1969 Open at Lytham, defined the bunker mentality this way: players accepting that fate every time a ball tumbles into the sand. â€œThe bunkers essentially have a red line around them,â€? he said. â€œI mean, theyâ€™re a oneshot penalty.â€? Maintaining that imposing line of defence takes up plenty of the grounds crewâ€™s time and efforts. To prevent weeds sprouting from the sodden bricks, a herbicide is applied using a soft bristle brush, almost like painting the side of a house. â€œLast week, we went out there and pulled out any stray weeds by hand,â€? Lloyd Balazs, a full-
time groundskeeper at the club, said as he walked along the 18th fairway under a setting sun Wednesday, the start of the tournament just hours away. â€œIf we need to, weâ€™ll brush the sides to get any sand off.â€? Of course, the bunkers donâ€™t get nearly as much of a workout during the British Open as they do when regular duffers are playing. And either way, there was even some disagreement over just how many there were. Some media outlets reported 205. Others, including the Royal & Ancient governing body, said it was 206. Not that one less bunker will be much consolation for the 156 players chasing golfâ€™s oldest major title. â€œAt any links golf course youâ€™ve got to stay out of the bunkers, because you canâ€™t get to the green,â€? Tiger Woods said. â€œThatâ€™s just a fact. If you hit the ball in there, itâ€™s going to go up against the face, because it goes in there with some steam, and youâ€™re pitching it out sideways or sometimes even backward.â€? If itâ€™s any solace, the pot bunkers at Lytham tend to be more visible off the tee than other Open courses like St. Andrews, where the drive requires a bit of blind faith.
Stanley Cup coming to town The Stanley Cup, which was in Sylvan Lake Wednesday with Colin Fraser, will be making a stop in Red Deer. Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter will have the Cup at the Black Knight Inn after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Anyone wishing a picture with the Cup will be asked to donate $5 for each picture with all proceeds going back into the community. There will be a photographer on site, or fans can bring their own cameras.
Rumble in Red Deer coming The fourth annual Rumble in Red Deer will take place Nov. 16 in the Marquis Room at the Westerner. There will be six white collar bouts and an equal number of contests involving several of the top amateur boxers in the province. The Red Deer and District Boxing Club and their partner, the Red Deer Boxing Club, will put on the event, which is a major fund raiser for the clubs. A portion of the proceeds will also go to Kids For Cancer. The boxing clubs are looking for local businessmen and women for the white collar portion of the event. They must be willing to spend 12 weeks in the gym learning how to box before showcasing their skills during the event. All bouts will be sanctioned by Boxing Alberta and will be overseen by qualified officials and medical personnel. The white collar bouts will be judged by local celebrities. Training of the athletes will take place at the Red Deer Boxing Club under the direction of qualified coaches, who will be available Monday through Thursday evenings. They will also be available at other times if required.
Cruisin Auto rolls to ball hockey title Cruisin Auto are the new champions of the Red Deer Menâ€™s Ball Hockey League. Cruisin Auto downed Branleyâ€™s 3-2 in overtime Tuesday to win the best-of-three final 2-0. Cruisin Autoâ€™s Ryan Rausch, who was the top goaltender in the regular season, was named the MVP of the playoffs. Teammate Darren Gallop took home the top defenceman award for the regular season. Justin Faux of True Line/Sports World was the top scorer and Mathew Pochylko of Trican received the most sportsmanlike award.
Hawken captures Junior Tour event WETASKIWIN â€” Brett Hawken of the host Montgomery Glen Golf Course shot an even par 72 to capture the McLennan Ross/Sun Junior Tour event Wednesday. Hawken also won the 17-19 year-old boysâ€™ title by one stroke over Pieter Peskens of Leduc and Konrad Turcotte of the Mighty Peace. Jesse Teron of Red Deer was fourth in both the 17-19 year-old division and overall with a 74. Kolby Vold of Wolf Creek had a 76 while Jared Nicolls of Ponoka shot a 77, which gave him top spot in the 15-16 year-old category. Clare McMahon of Red Deerâ€™s Balmoral course was third in the girlsâ€™ division with a 91, five strokes back of Kassidy Turcotte of the Mighty Peace. The tour stops in Camrose today. â—? In Maple Leaf Junior Tour event at Carnmoney Golf Course in DeWinton, Matt Codd of Red Deer tied for fourth with a 155 total following rounds of 77-78. Brayden Brown of Calgary won the overall title with a 69-67â€”136.
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PHOTO RADAR LOCATIONS Red Deer City RCMP will set up photoradar equipment at the following locations until July 31: Playground zones on Dempsey Street, Douglas Avenue, Carrington Drive, Niven Street, Ellenwood Drive, Cornett Drive and Kerry Wood Drive. Traffic corridors on 32nd Street, 30th Avenue, 50th Avenue, 50th Street, Taylor Drive, 22nd Street and Riverside Drive. Most school zones are not in effect this month. The RCMP reserve the option of changing sites without notice.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND SHINE The northeast parking lot at Parkland Mall will be a blur of activity on Saturday with the return of the sixth annual Classic Car Show and Shine, hosted by Buy Sell by Photo. An official Westerner Days offsite event, the show and shine brings classic vehicles of all makes and models together for a day of friendly competition while raising funds to support the STARS air ambulance society. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with trophies to be presented at 3 p.m. Visit buysellbyphoto.com to learn more.
Top photo: Shelby Allen, 11, is tossed high in the air by other members of Premier Cheer Red Deer. Right: Mascots are for hugging, and this little girl made sure she got hers, while waiting for the fun to start. Above: One day when wild driving in unregistered cars is not only allowed downtown — it’s encouraged! Photos by CYNTHIA REDFORD/Advocate staff
TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS Help kindergarten to Grade 12 children in need by providing new school supplies and donations. On Friday, Tools for Schools is coming to town. A kickoff barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Collins Barrow parking lot at 4132 50th Ave. in Red Deer, across from the downtown Tim Hortons. People are encouraged to bring $5 or a school supply donation and with that donation, individuals will receive a hot dog or hamburger, chips and a drink.
The weather co-operated, the crowds came out, and the annual Westerner Days parade put on a show. On average, upwards of 33,000 come out to enjoy the fun, but judging from the crowded route this year, it looked like records might have been broken. The downtown parade is the traditional kickoff for Westerner Days, after which the centre of the event’s universe moves to Westerner Park on the south side of the city. Hope you enjoy our photo album as much as the crowds liked the parade itself, and we’ll see you at the fair!
A roller derby player demonstrates her skill and the trust of her teammates.
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Federal minister says scathing U.S. report won’t change mind on Northern Gateway
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Man arrested on charges A Central Alberta man wanted on numerous charges, including fraud, forgery and failing to attend court, made his first appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday after being arrested in B.C. Warrants were issued last fall for the arrest of Dathaniel “Nathan” Weir, 34, after he failed to show up for his trial on a variety of charges laid in Rimbey during 2009. Now in custody at Red Deer Remand Centre, Weir faces additional charges of fraud over $5,000, forgery over $5,000 and uttering false documents in relation to events involving the Royal Bank of Canada in Red Deer in December 2009. Police records tracing Weir’s activities indicate that he has lived at numerous addresses in Central Alberta since the initial charges were laid, including Sundre, Lacombe, Red Deer, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Eckville, Clearwater County and Red Deer County, said Cpl. Kathe DeHeer, media liaison for the Red Deer City RCMP. He also has addresses in High River, and Merritt, B.C., said DeHeer. Weir remains in custody pending his next court appearance, set for Aug. 1, when he is to enter pleas on the new charges and apply for release.
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A scathing report out of the United States that criticized just about every aspect of Enbridge Inc.’s response to a pipeline spill in Michigan won’t change the Canadian government’s support for the company’s proposed Northern Gateway project, the federal environment minister said. A report by U.S. investigators released last week concluded Enbridge (TSX:ENB) bungled its response when millions of litres of oil began to pour in and around the Kalamazoo River in July 2010, comparing the company’s handling of the spill to the “Keystone Kops.” The report has provided fuel for critics of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project, which would carry crude oil along 1,170 kilometres of pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast. Even B.C.’s premier has demanded answers. But the report won’t change the opinion of the federal Conservative government, which has hailed the Northern Gateway pipeline
as important for the country, said Environment Minister Peter Kent. “Pipelines are still, by far, the safest way to transport petrochemicals in any form,” Kent said in an interview Wednesday. Kent said he had yet to read the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board report. The board concluded Enbridge did not fix a defect on the pipeline when it was discovered five years earlier and control room staff responded poorly when Line 6B ruptured on July 25, 2010. The environment minister argued there are important differences between the older pipeline involved in the Michigan spill and the newer technologies available for the Northern Gateway and other future projects. “It is an older pipeline; it is a different set of geographic and technological realities from some of the new major projects being proposed,” he said. “We’ve made it clear and (Natural Resources) Minister (Joe) Oliver has made it clear that these spills, large and small, in older pipelines do drive home and make
us even more aware of the needs for better practices, better technology, better supervision, better regulation and better inspection than in pipelines in the past.” The Northern Gateway project is currently before the National Energy Board, which has been holding hearings throughout Alberta and British Columbia. The hearings are expected to wrap up early next year. While the B.C. government has yet to publicly announce whether it supports the pipeline, the Alberta government and Ottawa have been very vocal supporters of the project. Kent said the report won’t change his government’s opinion, but said Ottawa will listen to whatever the National Energy Board concludes. “The panel hearings will continue and we will hear their recommendations at the end of the day,” said Kent. The project has been controversial from its inception, garnering fierce opposition from First Nations groups and environmentalists.
A Red Deer man charged with stabbing another man during a fight in Red Deer early Tuesday morning asked the judge on Wednesday to lock him up and leave him in jail. Ronald J. Alexander, 36, made his first appearance before Judge Jim Mitchell in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday morning via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre. Alexander was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after a fight in Rotary Park between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. RCMP were sent to the scene after being notified by Emergency Services that a man had been stabbed. The 36-year-old victim had already been taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with life-threatening injuries when police arrived at the scene. He was still in treatment on Wednesday, said Cpl. Kathe DeHeer, media liaison officer for Red Deer City RCMP. Alexander appeared nervous and disoriented during his court appearance on Wednesday morning, shuffling back and forth as he addressed the judge. “I don’t need no lawyer. Just lock me up. Just lock me up, sir. Don’t worry about me,” he said. Mitchell denied the request, advising Alexander to seek legal assistance and then wait until his next court appearance to enter a plea. He returns to court on July 25 to apply for bail and enter a plea.
Case of infant death adjourned Court proceedings involving a Red Deer man accused of killing his infant daughter were adjourned for three weeks in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday. Julian Thomson, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of four-monthold Zaria McCall. Red Deer City RCMP allege that a family member brought the baby to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with head injuries at about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2011. The child was airlifted from there to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, where she died the next day. Thomson, who remains in custody, appeared on Wednesday morning with his lawyer, Patty MacNaughton, who had sought a second psychiatric evaluation of her client’s mental state. MacNaughton asked for the second evaluation in an earlier court appearance, stating that the wrong tests had been performed. A preliminary hearing was tentatively set for Nov. 15 but may not proceed on that day, depending on the results from the second evaluation. MacNaughton and her client are to return to court on Aug. 7 to determine how the case will proceed.
Former Stampeder Joffrey Reynolds appears on immigration matter THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — An immigration adjudicator has ruled that a former star player with the CFL Calgary Stampeders can be released from custody. The adjudicator said Joffrey Reynolds does not pose a flight risk, but must abide by certain terms and conditions. He has to give a permanent address and must advise immigration officials within 48 hours if he moves. He must also report to authorities so they can keep tabs on him. Reynolds told the adjudicator at a hearing Wednesday that Calgary offers him a greater opportunity to be productive.
He was arrested Saturday in an alleged break-and-enter and domestic assault against a former girlfriend. It was then learned that his Canadian work permit had expired. He was shackled and handcuffed when he arrived for an initial meeting on the immigration matter on Monday. He is expected back in provincial court on the criminal charges July 26. Reynolds played eight years for the Stampeders and was the team’s alltime leading rusher with 9,213 rushing yards. He’s a four-time CFL all-star and was a key player in Calgary’s 2008 Grey Cup win. He was released from the club last year but wasn’t picked up by any other team.
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AGRIUM Q2 PROFITS HIGHER THAN EXPECTED CALGARY — Agrium Inc. says its second-quarter earnings will be even better than the bullish estimate provided last month and will likely set a new record for the Calgary-based fertilizer and farm-supply company. Agrium’s shares (TSX:AGU) have traded near 52-week highs since it announced on June 11 that the company’s second-quarter profit would be near the high end of its estimate, which was $4.18 to $4.78 per diluted share. The company now estimates earnings for the three-month period will be in a range of US$5.40 to US$5.50 per diluted share — about 15 per cent above its previous guidance, Agrium announced before markets opened . That’s more than $1 per share higher than analyst estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters before Agrium made its revision. Agrium stock moved up $2.96 to $96.87 shortly after markets opened Wednesday — the highest since the summer of 2008 when commodity prices were setting pre-recession record highs.
TRAVEL TO AND FROM CANADA DOWN OVERALL OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says fewer people travelled to and from Canada in May compared to travel in April. Canadian residents made 5.3 million trips abroad that month, mostly to the U.S. , but that’s 1.7 per cent fewer trips than in April. Meanwhile, travel to Canada fell overall by 0.6 per cent in May to 2.1 million trips, though same-day car travel by U.S. residents to Canada increased. Residents of most other countries took fewer trips to Canada, except residents of China. They made 24,000 trips, a 3.4 per cent increase. Statistics Canada reports that China has grown so strongly that it has overtaken Australia as the fourth-largest overseas market for Canada behind the United Kingdom, France and Germany. — The Canadian Press
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Canada a victim of global problems WITH FEW GROWTH ENGINES, BANK OF CANADA SEES FOUR STRAIGHT WEAK QUARTERS BY JULIAN BELTRAME THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s economy is struggling amid mounting difficulties from abroad that have weakened commodity prices and from some home-grown problems, the Bank of Canada said Wednesday. The central bank’s latest monetary policy overview of global and domestic conditions makes clear Canada is a victim of global problems, but adds some of the country’s internal strengths are running out of steam. In raw numbers, the bank expects economic growth will slow to 2.1 per cent this year from 2.4 per cent in 2011, and only advance by a still moderate 2.3 per cent and 2.5 per cent in 2013 and 2014. A continuing source of weakness is still increasing household debt, which will temper consumption, and soft export performance, which is being hurt by slowing growth in the U.S., emerging markets and Europe. As well, world oil prices are off by about
15 per cent since April, making Canadians a little poorer, the bank said. Cheaper oil has given car owners a break at the gas pump, bank governor Mark Carney conceded at a news conference following release of the policy document, but the overall impact on the economy is negative. “It’s one of the reasons why we’ve taken down our forecast for Canada,” he said. “It impacts investment, it impacts government revenues, it impacts incomes, it impacts linkages across the economy. “I wouldn’t overplay that,” he added. “(Commodity prices are) still elevated relative to historic levels, (and) there are still major projects that are going to continue and we still have an economy that is growing around its potential, so let’s not get all doom and gloom here.” Carney’s new take on the economy is more pessimistic than his earlier rosy outlook of April, when he foresaw 2.4 per cent growth for this year and next. Starting with the first three months of this year — which are now known — the central bank has had to lower the projec-
tion on growth for five consecutive quarters, ending in the spring of 2013. The first quarter of this year came in six-tenths below the bank’s previous call at 1.9, and the yet to be reported second, which ended in June, is now expected to be slightly weaker at 1.8, seven-tenths of a point slower than it thought. The subsequent three quarters will also produce modest results of 2.0, 2.3 and 2.3, the bank says. That’s still too rosy for many private sector analysts, who responded to the report with unusual contrariness, quibbling with the bank over the strength of growth, domestic spending and the housing sector. All will be weaker than the bank assumes, said several analysts. “It’s entirely possible that the (bank’s) pushed-out optimistic bias comes true after having been disappointed with this forecast approach over (the first half of) 2012... but I’m skeptical,” said Derek Holt, Scotia’s vice president of economics, in a note.
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Carney eyes system reform BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Mark Carney says he intends to use his position as head of the international Financial Stability Board to take up the issue of reforming the scandal-plagued interbank lending system at the earliest opportunity. The Canadian central banker said Wednesday he’s already exchanged views with his counterparts in the world’s leading economies and plans to discuss possible reforms in September, when FSB officials next meet. Carney said he and U.S. counterpart Ben Bernanke agree that LIBOR, the London interbank offered rate — which sets terms under which banks lend each other funds and influences other interest rates — is structurally flawed. “The facts that have emerged around the LIBOR situation are deeply troubling,” he told reporters in Ottawa in his first public comments since the scandal over rate-rigging broke this spring. “It’s not just a structure of the index, which Chairman Bernanke rightly described yesterday as structurally flawed, but it’s active, conscious, repeated manipulation of that index,” he added. “My personal view is that the public authorities have to play a leading role in determining what next with LIBOR and if not LIBOR, what else, because there has to be absolute confidence in this.” LIBOR has been discredited recently by evidence that some of the banks that set the benchmark have provided false information in order to support their positions as far back as 2008. British bank Barclays shocked the financial world this spring when it agreed to pay a US$453 million fine for its part in the scandal. But other banks are being implicated and investigations are proceeding in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and even Canada, where the Competition Bureau is using whistleblower information to try and pry documents from five branches of foreignowned banks. Carney said the Bank of Canada has provided “technical assistance” to the Canadian competition watchdog, but is not involved in the enforcement aspect of the issue. It is not clear what can be done to fix the problem, or whether the LIBOR benchmark system can be saved, he said. One criticism of LIBOR is that the benchmark is set from an average of a survey of banks’ estimates about what rates they would have to pay for funds, rather than on the actual costs.
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Workers pull graded lumber off a conveyor belt at a mill in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, August 21, 2006. Canada is declaring victory in a dispute with the United States over softwood lumber exports from British Columbia.
Canada declares victory in softwood lumber battle with U.S. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Even as Canada declares victory in a major softwood lumber dispute with the United States, the organization representing British Columbia’s forest industry doesn’t expect the persistent American lumber lobby to reduce its competitive tactics. An international tribunal convened under the 2006 softwood lumber agreement ruled Wednesday that Canada did not circumvent the deal by shipping large quantities of pine beetle-infested lumber south of the border. The United States government argued that B.C. mills had an unfair advantage in softwood sales because they’ve been selling logs made from the destroyed trees at lower prices. The three-member panel at the London Court of International Arbitration ruled in favour of Canada, though the details of the ruling will remain confidential for 10 days. If Canada lost the arbitration, financial penalties could have totalled as high as $380 million. “When you dodge that bullet, you obviously feel pretty good,” said John Allan, president of the B.C. Lumber Trade Council, which represents 85 per cent of the province’s lumber producers.
But he said he doesn’t expect the unanimous ruling, which cannot be appealed, to persuade the U.S. forestry lobby to stop complaining. “I know their oversight over what we do in Canada will not go away, it will never go away,” Allan said in an interview, noting the industry south of the border have been making similar complaints since the early 1980s. “They never back down. It doesn’t pay them to back down.” Provincial and federal politicians were lauding the decision as a triumph for the roughly 53,000 people who work in B.C.’s wood products industry. “The fact that this is behind us, it’s clearly demonstrated that B.C. has been vindicated,” the province’s jobs minister, Pat Bell, told reporters in Vancouver. “We’re operating under the rules provided under the softwood lumber agreement. I think (that) will give people the confidence to know that there’s a long-term future in the industry.” Bell declared the ruling “total victory,” describing the U.S. claims as “frivolous” while suggesting it means brighter days are ahead for the industry.
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New developments hit market in Sylvan Lake BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Prospective home buyers with an eye to lake life have a growing number of options at Sylvan Lake. Palm Cove Estates and Marina, and The Slopes of Sylvan Lake, are the latest developments to hit the market, with both now pre-selling lots. Other projects are moving through the approval process, and a couple have been offering lakefront property for years but are now experiencing renewed interest. Palm Cove, which is located on the northern tip of the lake, will consist of 60 serviced lots in its first two phases. Thirty are available now, with these about a half acre in size and ranging in price from $289,900 to $549,900. Amenities will include picnic shelters, a playground area and a beach building with washroom and change facilities. A marina with privately-owned slips is also in the plans, said Kirsten Warwick, sales and marketing manager for developer Qualico Communities of Edmonton. The company has been pre-selling for
about two weeks, she said, with interest strong. “The intent is to start construction next year,” said Warwick of the anticipated timelines. Lots should be ready for building by the fall of 2013. Qualico has more land earmarked for residential development, but this is set back further from the lake. Belterra Land Company Ltd. has been marketing lots in The Slopes of Sylvan Lake for about a month, said company president Chris Artibello. It’s focused on builders, he said, but private buyers are now also being accommodated. Situated behind the Summer Village of Birchcliff on the northeast side of the lake, The Slopes will consist of 49 lots. These will range from 0.15-acre bungalow villa lots to 0.75 estate lots, with prices running from $237,800 to $509,500. Although none of its lots are on the lake, The Slopes’ topography — which consists of about a 15 per cent grade at its highest point — should appeal to buyers, said Artibello. “It’s more about the views of the watershed and lake than it is the lake itself.”
Other features will include community trails, central ponds and recreational facilities, he said. And The Slopes will boast fire hydrants and be serviced through the new regional system, said Artibello. He hopes grading and excavation work can begin by September, with services installed next spring and home construction underway by late summer. At the northwest end of the lake is the Shores on Sylvan, with 53 lots. Most are 0.75 acres, with 14 on the water. Meredith DeGroat, whose husband Richard is developing the property, said they aren’t actively selling yet but are compiling a list of interested people. Prices will run from $229,000 to $575,000 for the serviced lots. She said the timelines for subdivision and sale are unknown at this point. “The roads are all in, the walking trails are all in, the park benches are all in.” DeGroat said the subdivision is notable for its lake views, and there appears to be plenty of interest. “We have had a lot of people contact us.”
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Wednesday, supported by rising oil and copper prices amid further evidence of a slow housing recovery and strong corporate earnings in the U.S. But the market was held back by sliding gold stocks as bullion fell for a third session. The S&P/TSX composite index inched up 7.96 points to
11,579.15 while traders took in major dealmaking. Canada’s fourth-largest cable company has a deal to acquire a U.S. system operator for US$1.36 billion. Montreal-based Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) says it has a definitive agreement to buy Atlantic Broadband, a private company that operates in five states. The deal will be Cogeco’s entry into the United States. Cogeco stock slid $6.60
or 14.83 per cent to $37.90. The Canadian dollar was up 0.18 of a cent at 98.94 cents US. The TSX Venture Exchange added 5.59 points to 1,182.34. U.S. markets turned higher as American builders last month broke ground on the most new homes and apartments in nearly four years. The U.S. Commerce Department says that housing starts rose 6.9 per cent in June from
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ECONOMY: Assumptions overly optimistic David Madani of Capital Economics also called the bank’s assumptions overly optimistic, noting he sees a dampening housing sector as recent indicators suggest. Both prices and sales have dropped, in some cases sharply in recent weeks, including in hot markets like Vancouver and Toronto. “We expect the bank to drop its interest rate tightening bias and move completely to the sidelines before year-end,” Madani said. Also on Wednesday, the Conference Board of Canada lowered its expectations for Canadian economic growth to 2.2 per cent in 2012 and 2.4 per cent in 2013. It had previously projected GDP growth of 2.3 per cent this year and 2.8 per cent next year. Responding to a question about continuing to lean toward hiking interest rates, while around the world central banks are easing further, Carney said he makes decisions based on Canadian conditions, not those in other economies. “We’re in a situation where there’s a very small amount of excess capacity in this economy,” he said. “Rates are at one per cent, they’re very low.” Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale said the bank report should be a wake-up call to the Harper government. He called for more incentives for hiring students and youth, better access to post-secondary education and skills-training, a stronger commitment to support basic research and simplification of Canada’s tax code. “If Mr. Harper does not pull his head out of the sand, Canada’s mediocre economic performance, a nationwide skills and training shortage, and rising household debt could spell serious trouble for hardpressed middle-class families,” he said. Carney sees the performance of the export sector, which accounts for about one third of gross domestic product, as a major disappointment holding back the recovery. Canada’s global market share of goods exports has actually declined in recent years, from a peak of 4.5 per cent in 2000 to 2.7 per cent in 2010, the bank noted, and exports overall have yet to recover to the pre-recession level. The sector is facing pressures from the strong dollar, which hurts manufacturers in central Canada most, and low productivity. But the biggest drawback is that exporters continue to focus on the United States and other slow-growing nations, and not enough on fast-growing emerging markets like China. “So it’s the structure of where our export markets are,” he explained. “One of the messages the bank is trying to get across is one can expect those economies to be relatively low-growth for some time.” Carney said government stimulus and household consumption backed by low interest rates had sus-
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May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 760,000, which beat expectations of 743,000. At the same time, the number of permits to build homes, a sign of future construction, fell 3.7 per cent to 755,000. But that’s down from May’s three-and-a-half-year high. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 103.16 points to 12,908.7. The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 32.56 points to 2,942.6 and the S&P 500 index was up 9.11 points to 1,372.78. Shares in Intel shook off early weakness to move up 83 cents to $26.21 following an announcement Tuesday after the close that the weak global economy is slowing its growth, and revenue for the current quarter is likely to come in below forecasts. Intel’s second-quarter net income was US$2.83 billion, or 54 cents per share, down 4.3 per cent from a year earlier, as operating expenses rose faster than revenue. Net income beat forecasts by two cents. Honeywell International, a big technology and manufacturing company, reported an 11 per cent increase in second-quarter income Wednesday, more than Wall Street was expecting, thanks to higher demand for its products. Honeywell also raised its forecast for full-year profits. Honeywell’s stock jumped $3.64 to US$58.18. After the close, there was further good news from IBM. The tech bellwether turned in earnings per share of US$3.51, beating analyst estimates by nine cents a share. Its stock moved up 0.75 per cent in after-hours trading. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve’s latest take on growth said the U.S. economy grew at a “modest to moderate” pace over the last month and a half as more districts are reporting slowing growth. However, the so-called Beige Book, which covered the economy between June and early July, said three regions, up from one in the last survey, reported slowing growth. The slowdown
tained the recovery so far, but there are limits to that approach. “We’re seeing the limits on the household debt side which is why various measures are being taken,” he said, referring to tighter mortgage and lending rules. The bank does not forecast employment, but the macro growth numbers suggest that job creation will be modest the rest of 2012. Looking at the economy by sectors, the bank says business investment and consumer spending, supported by super-low interest rates, remain the chief support systems for the recovery.
SYLVAN: Phone ringing off the hook Homes have already been built on two other lakefront developments: The Properties of Eagles Quay and Westside Country Estates. Eagles Quay is at the northeast corner of Sylvan Lake and currently consists of 15 lots measuring 0.75 acres each. Six are already spoken for, with two homes in place, said owner Frank Layton. A lifelong part-time resident of Sylvan Lake, the Edmonton lawyer has spent years developing Eagles Quay, with two permanent staircases extending down to the water, a pier system where owners can moor their boats and a three-acre recreational area away from the lake. There are also paved roads, trails and picnic tables, with all services in place. Layton said he wanted to develop the 30-acre parcel “first class.” “My intention is to make that sort of the Hamptons — like New York — of Sylvan Lake.” Pricing is based on a recent appraisal of the lots, with the five remaining properties on the lake listed at $1.2 million and the four others at $750,000. Layton said he’s in no hurry to sell, with waterfront land at Sylvan Lake sure to appreciate. But he has noticed a spike in interest recently. “My phone has been ringing off the hook.” Jim Jardine of Trilliant Real Estate Group, the listing agent for Westside Country Estates, tells a similar story. He’s seen a flurry of activity at the 12lot development not far from Eagles Quay. “We’ve had a quiet few years because the mar-
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appeared to be concentrated in the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as the New York, Philadelphia and Cleveland districts saw slowing growth. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke earlier Wednesday told a congressional panel that despite slowing economic conditions, he does not expect the U.S. to fall into recession. Investors also watched Bernanke’s comments to see if the central bank may be close to launching another round of bond purchases. But some analysts questioned whether another round of stimulus is what is needed for the economic recovery. “Governments around the world, namely the U.S., have to get themselves off of this addiction that the Fed will come in and rescue the day,” said Chris Kuflik, wealth adviser at ScotiaMcLeod in Montreal. “I was actually kind of happy that he didn’t (unveil new stimulus measures Tuesday). Because to me, that means that things are not quite as bad as they seem.” The base metals group led TSX advancers, up 1.33 per cent as copper prices gained two cents to US$3.47 a pound. Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) improved by 56 cents to C$8.84 while Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) edged up seven cents to $2.63. Intel’s better-than-expected earnings helped push the Canadian tech sector 0.6 per cent higher as CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) climbed 33 cents to $23.99, while Open Text (TSX:OTC) climbed 70 cents to $48.16. The consumer staples sector was up 0.68 per cent as convenience store chain Alimentation Couche Tard (TSX:ATD.B) gained 45 cents to $48.37. Couche-Tard Inc. says it has a deal to acquire 27 locations in the State of Washington through its Circle K division. The price of the acquisition is being kept confidential. The TSX energy sector rose 0.3 per cent as the August crude
contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 65 cents to a seven-week high of US$89.87 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed 76 cents to C$28.07. Financials were also positive as Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) rose 24 cents to $52.29. The gold sector was the weakest component, down 1.77 per cent as gold faded $18.70 to US$1,570.80 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) gave back $1.24 to C$32.86 and Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) shed 42 cents to $34.66. Elsewhere on the earnings front, fertilizer company Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) said that it is expecting record earnings for the second quarter. The Calgarybased firm said earnings will be in the range of $5.40 to $5.50 diluted earnings per share while first half earnings will come in at a range of $6.72 to $6.82 per share. Agrium said the revised estimates are about 15 per cent higher than previously announced. Its stock moved up $2.78 to $96.69. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing: Canola: Nov.’12 $0.80 lower $632.50; Jan ’13 $0.40 lower $635.60; March ’13 $1.00 lower $635.00; May ’13 $1.00 lower $632.10; July ’13 $0.10 lower $629.40; Nov. ’13 $0.10 lower $574.90; Jan. ’14 $0.10 lower $569.70; March ’14 $0.10 lower $569.70; May ’14 $0.10 lower $569.70; July ’14 $0.10 lower $569.70; Nov. ’14 $0.10 lower $569.70. Barley (Western): Oct. ’12 $4.00 higher $255.00; Dec. ’12 $5.00 higher $260.00; March ’13 $7.00 higher $265.00; May ’13 $7.00 higher $267.00; July ’13 $7.00 higher $267.00; Oct. ’13 $7.00 higher $267.00; Dec ’13 $7.00 higher $267.00; March ’14 $7.00 higher $267.00; May ’14 $7.00 higher $267.00; July ’14 $7.00 higher $267.00; Oct. ’14 $7.00 higher $267.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 298,160 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 298,160.
ket’s going down and everyone wants to see where its going to bottom out. Then once it bottoms out, they jump in — I think that’s what’s happening now.” After selling one of his 0.75-acre, lakefront lots for $450,000, Westside Country Estates developer Frank Wilson lowered the price to $399,900 in response to the soft market — with little effect. But that changed recently, with three properties now sold and Jardine dealing on four others. “As soon as we have six confirmed sales we’re going to up the price,” said Jardine. The fully serviced lots are connected with a paved roadway. Other Sylvan Lake developments that have come to Lacombe County include Highland Park, Westend Landing and property owned by Marjorie Boehm, with rezoning and preliminary subdivision approval granted for all. Dale Freitag, the county’s manager of planning services, said it’s common for pre-sales to occur before final subdivision approval is sought. “A lot of them try to see where the pre-sales are at, and then they’ll start putting the shovel in the ground.” email@example.com
LUMBER: Ruling welcomed Ed Fast, the federal minister of international trade, also welcomed the ruling. “This positive outcome is the result of our close collaboration with provincial and industry partners and proof that the (softwood lumber agreement) is good for Canada’s forestry sector,” he said in Ottawa. The United States launched the complaint in January 2011, arguing B.C. was unfairly subsidizing wood damaged by the mountain pine beetle, which has been chewing out the guts of forests for years. Pine beetle is a problem in areas across the province, but the B.C. Lumber Trade Council said Wednesday’s decision focuses on wood in the province’s Interior. Industry observers said the dispute was the most serious to date under the softwood lumber agreement, because it struck at the core of forestry policy and timber pricing. The U.S. Lumber Coalition expressed bitter disappointment in Wednesday’s ruling. “While the coalition vehemently disagrees with the (court) panel conclusion, we respect and appreciate the efforts of this panel and the U.S. government to grapple with the complex issues involved in this case,” said coalition chairman Steve Swanson, who also runs the family-owned Swanson Group in Oregon.
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NAPLES, Fla. — The first time Jimbo Carriero died, it lasted only a few minutes. “I didn’t see the white lights everyone talks about, but I sure got an overwhelming feeling of total bliss,” Carriero said of complications following a stent procedure after a heart attack in September 2008. “It was beautiful, just a beautiful feeling, like all my bills had been paid.” So the next time, he wants to stay there. The 52-year-old owner of Body Branding Tattoo Emporium in Naples had “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on his chest a year later. He is among a growing number of people who want a more permanent medical alert. The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported in May that medical tattooing appears to be increasing, partly because the often-pricey medical alert bracelets can be lost or broken, some people prefer tattoos, and others can’t wear jewelry at work. The journal detailed tattoos for diabetes, blood types and end-of-life wishes. Like Carriero, Spencer Cootware nearly died. After a day of fishing on Dec. 29, the 50-year-old Naples bail bondsman felt the worst pain he’d ever experienced, “like an alien crawling out of my back.” Clutching his cellphone, he dialed 911 and shouted for help as he fell to the floor at home. He’d suffered a ruptured aorta. After that, he bought a medical alert card for his wallet and a bracelet and dog tag with his medical information stored on a USB device. “I don’t want them to do unnecessary surgery,” Cootware said of emergency medical technicians and doctors, adding that it was corrected with medication. Last week, he took a more permanent step: A medical tattoo on his right wrist with the words “Medical Alert: Type B Thoracic Aortic Aneurism.” “If I’m incapacitated and can’t talk, they would do a screen of my body and see the aneurysm and think it just happened,” he said of his fear. This spring, Pennsylvania-based Hope Paige, which makes medical ID bracelets, began offering a free temporary “in case of emergency” tattoo with a bracelet purchase to let people “get their feet wet before making the leap to permanent tattoo.” The Photo by SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE increase in demand for the new method of alerts is Owner Jimbo Carriero shows his tattoo ‘Do Not Resuscitate,’ at the Body Branding Tattoo shop. seen on the Internet. Type “medical tattoo” into Google and numerous conditions, including diabetes, hemophilia, Alzheimdiabetic tattoos pop up, including Insulin Dependent er’s, dementia and autism -- and has roughly 1.1 milWALMART CORRECTION NOTICE and Type 1 Diabetic. Such alerts can be life-saving, lion members who pay for the service. but as more people turn to medical tattoos, doctors “We can release information and we can contact Our flyer distributed on July 18 - 20 and effective July 20 - 26: Page 14: say guidelines are needed to specify what they look the loved ones while the EMT is working on them,” Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following items will not be available in all stores: Danby 6,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner (#30296990), FC like and where they’re located. Cleary said, noting there are no standards for tat12” Table Fan (#1108292/88524), Bionaire 42” Tower Fan (#30283359). American Medical Association guidelines don’t toos, but MedicAlert is known for its standards and address medical tattoos, but first responders now are lifesaving work. 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BRIEF Glen Campbell cancels final leg of his ‘Goodbye Tour’ for health reasons NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country Music Hall of Fame performer Glen Campbell is cancelling his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Kenny Rogers next month for health reasons. A spokeswoman says Campbell is not up for “the very long flight that it would require.” The 76-yearold is battling Alzheimer’s disease. It would have been Campbell’s last international stop on his “Goodbye Tour.”
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Country singer Gord Bamford already has more than a half-dozen Canadian Country Music Association Awards crowding his living-room mantel back home in Alberta. And after nabbing an additional six nominations at this year’s CCMA awards, he started to think about renovating.
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Daughter is an achiever but lacks confidence Dear Annie: My college-age daugh- friends this coming year. However, she ter is very hard on herself. “Sharyn” is still believes no one really likes her. a beautiful, intelligent and wonderful She says, “Everyone wants me gone,” person at heart, but she cannot see it, and “Everyone thinks I’m stupid, lazy, even though everyone else does. weird and mean.” She has many great For 12 years, Sharyn things going for her now, but has been in some form of she still allows her negativMITCHELL therapy. She has damaged ity to control her life. She & SUGAR herself, starved herself and has even said to me, “You even run away. As a child, hate me,” and “I’m a bad she was “different,” and so daughter.” I have overheard she was badly bullied and her yelling both hurtful and had unreliable friends who briefly en- hateful comments to herself while she tered her life and left suddenly. Af- looks in the mirror. ter years of rejection and failure to I tell Sharyn repeatedly that I love achieve her goals, she began to isolate her and am proud of her, but she acherself and give up. Much of her time cuses me of lying. I’m frustrated and was spent alone and lonely. It was un- heartbroken that she believes these bearably painful to stand by and watch things when she has come so far. my child undeservingly suffer like this. What else can I possibly do to help Sharyn seemed to make progress my daughter understand that she is a once she started college. She’s main- wonderful person who deserves happitained a 3.5 GPA, developed incredible ness? — Peace Bound Parent artistic and writing abilities, found a Dear Parent: You are doing the best summer job and will be living with her you can with your bedrock reassur-
instead to be in this moment. Be better than you were, but in different ways. There’s no need to fight or strive now. Relax into the demands in front of you as an independent Thursday, July 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: undertaking. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There’s a time Jared Padalecki, 30; Angela Griffin, 36; Brian and place for all things. That May, 65 time will necessarily pass, alTHOUGHT OF THE DAY: lowing time for something else. It’s a New Moon in Cancer! The You’re in such a transition now. New Moon reaches out to SatDon’t try to recreate a success urn, asking us to work hard if of the past. There’s so much we truly want the fresh start on that’s wonderful and approprioffer. An honest appraisal leads ate for who you are now. to a smart plan forward. It will be SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. a great day, enjoy! 21): The political climate is at HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Celtimes more tolerant than others. ebrating your birthday on a New Culture mirrors cycles we go Moon denotes the many beginthrough, seeking structure for nings you have in store for you comfort in times of uncertainty. this year. There are changes that NADIYA One of these systems now is are positively inspiring and bring right for you at this point, but SHAH greater happiness into many arstay humble. You cannot speak eas of your life. It will be a great for anyone else. year, enjoy! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22ARIES (March 21-April 19): Dec. 21): Our greatest competiOne smart strategy is to do what you least want to do first, giving the incentive to com- tion, and our only true opponent, is within. plete it so that you can get to the good stuff. There might be an invitation to participate There are decidedly boring items on the in a game of sorts, with something to prove menu today. Get them out of the way early, on the line. If you can approach the moment with a healthy reflection, fine, but if not, be and the fun will only snowball. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Each beauti- honest enough not to play. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be ful fable makes some assertion of morality or universality. Someone weaves a delightful mindful of office romances now, especially story. It has important consequence for you, those that could affect your climb up your but you will have to take the time to decipher chosen ladder. Supporters want to help you realize your goals. Take their compliments the underlying meaning. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): People will as affirmation of your effort, without turning it dye their hair for a variety of reasons. Your into something more intimate. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Each of us crown, however you understand it, is aching for an upgrade. Consider all the options. finds healthy boundaries. They keep us safe What would you go for if you had no fear of and allow for a professional space where accomplishment can happen. Despite the other people’s reactions? CANCER (June 21-July 22): The New question in the air, don’t let your work enviMoon in your sign is asking you to be fear- ronment get too informal. Stay with the work lessly honest with yourself about where you and you’ll make progress. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The internet most desire progress. A new beginning is truly just the start. Let the work ahead inspire has allowed people to pursue what they love in ways never possible before. You’ve got you. There is power in your hands. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Plaid comes in a great idea. Go to the Internet, start on it many varieties, but when we first hear the and share it now. Your fans find you almost word, most of us imagine a specific, Scottish instantly. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, variety. You are made an offer that brings about a specific image, but there are other syndicated sun sign columnist and holds interpretations. Get on the same page before a master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the Univeryou make an agreement. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re com- sity of Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in peting with your own prior best results. Try the Advocate.
ances. Sharyn’s conception of herself is so distorted and negative that she assumes your opinion is too biased to count. Her accusations are a way to test your commitment. These issues are best addressed in therapy. Since she seems to be making progress, albeit slowly, please continue to provide calm, loving support. You also can get some therapy on your own and develop some coping strategies. Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Don” for eight months. When I met him, I didn’t realize he had been seeing a woman for two years. Apparently, they had an understanding that if someone else came along, it would be OK to break up because they live three hours apart. They still communicate on Facebook. This girlfriend’s family owns some property that is pretty much in Don’s backyard. She stays at a cabin on the property a few times a year. It makes me really uncomfortable. But when I
talk to Don about her, he says, “You have nothing to worry about.” But there have been a few nights when he’s called her name in his sleep. He also once told me that if he wanted her back, all he had to do was call her. Don wants me to move in with him, but I can’t. His relationship with the other woman eats at me all the time. What do I do? — On the Rebound Dear Rebound: You don’t completely trust Don, partly because he has given you the impression that this woman is always available to him. Trust is the bedrock of any relationship. If it doesn’t exist with Don, there won’t be a happy future for the two of you, and you should move on. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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BRISTOW Kay (McGarry) Dec. 13, 1925 - July 15, 2012 Kay passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Kay will be forever in the hearts of her partner, Emil, her children: Garry (Karen), Gail (David), Jim (Brenda), Kevin (Leslie) and Barry (Gail); as well as her eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her sisters, her many nieces, nephews and friends from around Alberta. Kay proudly served Canada as a member of the C.W.A.C from 1943-1946. Kay worked for Greyhound until her retirement at the age of 72. Thank you to the doctors and staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. A special thank you to Wanda Carver from Palliative Care for her help and support. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. To email expressions of sympathy: mountainview@ arbormemorial.com subject heading: Kay Bristow. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS, FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, Tel: (403) 272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca
DERSCH Doris 1931 - 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, grandma and great grandma, Doris, at the age of 80 years. Doris was born October 1, 1931 and passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the Rimbey Continuing Care Centre on July 13, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Bobby-Lu (Murray) Tornack, Jo-Ann (Kevin) Curtis; her grandchildren, Shane (Erica) Tornack, Michelle Curtis (Brian), Nikki Curtis; her great grandchildren, Kaysen and Raeya Tornack; sister-in-laws, Beatrice Dersch and Eleanor Hansen; her extended family, Don and Yvonne Heisler, Kathy Heisler (Wally); Ellen and Bill Wright; Roger and BJ Heisler, Barb and Lorne Reaney and numerous relatives and friends both near and far. A grave side service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey, AB followed by refreshments and a celebration of Doris’ life at the United Church, 4931 - 51 Avenue, Rimbey. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Doris to the Canadian Cancer Society 101, 6751 - 52 Ave Red Deer, AB T4N 4K8.
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EKDAHL Barbara March 2, 1962 - July 12, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that Dawn Ekdahl and Shaylin Ekdahl-Wessner announce the sudden passing of their mother. Barbara passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the age of 50. Barb was born in Kingman, Alberta and passed away near Red Deer, Alberta. Barb is lovingly remembered by her mother, two daughters, numerous siblings, nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her father. A tribute to Barb’s life will be held in Kingman, Alberta and she will be laid to rest in the Kingman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
FRIESEN Natalya October 27, 1969 - July 17, 2012 Natalya Friesen, beloved wife of Edward of Chestermere, Alberta, passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the age of 42 years. She will be forever cherished by her husband, Edward; daughters, Daryna, Jacqueline and Terra; parents, Aleftina Pashkova and Evgeny Pashkov as well as by numerous extended family and friends. The family wishes to send a special thank-you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Tom Baker Cancer Center, Unit 47. Memorial Donations in Natalya’s name may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Center (1331-29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2). Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. To email expressions of sympathy: email@example.com subject heading: Natalya Friesen. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS, FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 1605 - 100 Street SE, Calgary, AB Tel: (403) 272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca
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KAMLAH Thelma Hope Kamlah passed away on July 17, 2012 at the age of 84 after complications from a stroke. She was surrounded by her loving family from the day she went into the hospital until her passing. Thelma was born on October 29, 1927 in Lacombe, Alberta, the eldest daughter of Oliver and Lillian Rusk. After graduating from high school Thelma was a teacher’s aide at a small school near Rimbey until she married Vernon Henry Kamlah on November 12, 1948. To this union seven children were born. She got her wish to live on the farm in Lincoln District until her passing. Being a farm wife and mother was her profession. Her family was her world. She enjoyed all the family campouts at her farm and enjoyed her garden, flowers and her cats, especially her companion, “Princess”. Thelma is survived by her two sons and three daughters: Glen and Diane Kamlah of Stettler, Vonnie and Larry Glenn of Lacombe, Tony and Kathy Kamlah of the Lincoln District, Marilyn and Leroy Handford of Calgary, and Michelle and Chad Gish of Olds. Thelma is also survived by nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; son-in-law, Doug White; two sisters, Fern Barr and Julie Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Velma Dool and Alma Kamlah as well as numerous other family and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon; daughter, Gloria White and one infant son. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gull Lake Cemetery. For information, please contact Susan Raaen at 403-782-2429. The family would like to thank the staff on Unit 33 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for the wonderful care for Thelma and her family. A memorial service for Thelma will be held on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Lincoln Hall. Condolences may be made through www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe & Rimbey in charge of arrangements. 403.782.3366 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”
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KLANING Leif Douglas March 2, 1965 - July 15, 2012 Doug Klaning of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the age of 47 years to a place of peace, rest and no pain. Doug was the joy of our lives, the spark that made our family fun. We always looked forward to him coming home. He took most of his schooling in Red Deer. He had many friends; all were very important to him. He loved sports, hockey, skiing and most of all golfing. He had just won a golf tournament and called to tell us. He was both an artist and mathematician. Doug endured chronic back pain daily plus debilitating diabetes - yet he still went to work every day and did it well. He was a born salesman with wonderful manners. He leaves to mourn the joy of his life, daughter Makena, his Mother Shirley (Marvin) Mackie; two sisters Deborah Lengyel and Gloria (Scott) Henriksen; two nieces Bria and Denae; nephew Brody; father Leif J. Klaning his golfing partner. His pal Bosly the large black lab, his running partner, his soul mate and best friend Sheila Musgrove. He was predeceased by his son Tyler resulting from a car accident. After which Doug fell into a deep depression he couldn’t lift himself out of. Our hearts cry out because you’re gone, but we’ll meet again in Heaven. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Doug’s memory may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.ca In living memory of Doug Klaning, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by
ROY & Marion Brown July 14, 1952 Come celebrate with us and our family as we mark our 60th Wedding Anniversary Sun. July 29, 2012, 2-5 pm. At the HUB Community Centre, Pine Lake. No gifts please.
AFRICAN Grey Congo lost on June 30 in Lousanna, AB. 403-749-2449 KUDOR IS MISSING she is a 4 year old grey tabby Maine coon cross cat. She went missing from Reinholt Avenue in Rosedale Meadows, Red Deer. She is wearing a tie-dyed bandana with skulls on it. Microchip # 956000008025134 if found please contact 403-550-4469 LADIES ELLE WATCH, silver links, bigger face with dark trim lost Thurs. July 5. May be around the Dawe Centre. If found please call 403-347-3470 L O S T: K I N D L E a t t h e parade Wednesday morning by Red Deer Lodge in red case . Cannot be used, account closed. Reward offered. Please call 403-896-9395 local call.
OPEN HOUSE TILLIE SCHOLE Please join Tillie and her family for a celebration of her 100th Birthday on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 1-4 pm at the Pioneer Lodge, Red Deer 4324 - 46A Avenue
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ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Starting wage $13/hr. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black
DENTAL ASSISTANT We are looking for a level II RDA who is excited about dentistry and wants to help us provide excellent high-end dental care for our patients. Must be willing to learn new skills and perform at an accelerated level. Must have good communication skills and be organized. 4 day work week with generous bonus plan. 6 week paid vacation. This is a great career opportunity. Please submit resume to Dr. Brian Saby, #100-3947 50A Ave. Red Deer, T4N 6V7 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 403-340-3434 or 403-348-7069
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THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T SERVER Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. White Goose Stettler Kitchen helper Full Time, Salary: $11.50 Hourly for 40 hours per week Location: Stettler, Alberta Apply In Person
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PREMIER Spa Boutique is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location, Red Deer. $17.40/hr. Email resume email@example.com
(Hyundai Master Technician Required) Two full time, permanent positions in Red Deer, AB From $29.75/hr to $33.00/hr Vehicle maintenance service, replace, ﬁx, adjust systems and components, steering, brakes, suspension, transmission, electronics, electrical, engines and accessories. Apply in person with resume and Hyundai certiﬁcation to: Dave @
403-350-3000 APEX OILFIELD SERVICES IS HIRING! Looking for a Journeyman or Apprenticing Welder in Red Deer. Experience required. Call 403-314-4748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
ATTENTION: Journeyman Plumber
CASE IH EQUIPMENT DEALER IN RED DEER is now accepting applications for
3rd & 4th year Apprentices LACOMBE BASED BUSINESS or Journeyman / Shop Hand Heavy Duty Mechanics For Seeking fabrication & mechanical with Ag experience. We offer year round employment, exemplary benefits package, competitive pay scale and continuous professional training in a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you have a great attitude and integrity, Future Ag Inc is offering you an exciting career opportunity. To apply, forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Barry Groves Box 489 Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 Fax to (403) 342-0396 Email: email@example.com CENTRAL ALBERTA HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY REQUIRES
RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION DUCT INSTALLERS.
Only experienced duct installers will be considered. We pay piece work based on size of home. Rough-ins are done and duct and fittings are delivered to the basement. Duct installers take the furnace and go. Best pay in the industry. Truck supplied. Call Terry or Mike at 403-342-7870 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPERIENCED repair person or HD Mechanic to work in Clive area shop. Exp. working on highway tractors and trailers, Class 3 an asset. We offer an 8:30-5 work day. All tools supplied. Health and dental benefits. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501
EXPERIENCED SHEET METAL INSTALLERS Req’d for Residential Preference to registered Apprentices
7652 Gaetz Ave Red Deer
EXP’’D drywall tradesmen & laborers req’d, Phone 403-348-8640
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS
Gary Moe Hyundai
For interview phone Brent or Brian @ 403-309-8301 Fax or email resume to 403-309-8302 or info@ComfortecHeating.com EXP`D SIDER , must have truck and tools. Call 403-347-2522 F/T PAINTERS REQ’D Painting exp. necessary. Must have vehicle. Must be task orientated, self motivated & reliable. Recognized as a top safety award winning company. Phone 403-596-1829
shop. Individual with direct experience in welding, fabrication, and power tools needed. Must be reliable, punctual and have a valid drivers licence. Applicants with a Class 1 Drivers Licence preferred. Please fax resume including two references to: 403-342-7447 LOOKING for a Journeyman Welder with fabrication exp. Brake and Shear knowledge an asset. Only faxed resumes accepted. Fax 403-343-3548 SCOTTS STEEL FAB R.D.
LOOKING FOR A CAREER? KAL TIRE
has an opening for a JOURNEYMAN LIGHT DUTY MECHANIC Preference will be given to those w/alignment exp. Great pay, profit share and full benefits. Bring your resume to: 5139 - 50 Street, Innisfail
Well established Heating, Refrigeration & Plumbing Company of 51 years, has a full time position available for first or second year sheet metal workers. We are offering top wages, j o b s e c u r i t y, v a c a t i o n / holiday pay, health & dental packages, paid training and a safe & enjoyable place to work. If you would to join our team of top technicians please fax your resume to: 403-347-5530 or email Mcmullens@mcmullens.ca Attn: Dennis Shannon
GEN-X MACHINING INC requires Journeyman/3rd or 4th year machinist. CNC experience preferred but not required. Top Wages. Please submit resumes to: email@example.com or fax 403-314-2100
GOODMEN ROOFING LTD.
B Pressure Welder
JOIN THE BLUE GRASS TEAM!
Immediate Opportunity. This position is responsible for ABSA drawings and shop layout drawings for truck mounted vacuum systems using Autodesk Inventor. Production Bonuses Comp. wages & benefits. Long term employment Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 403-314-2249 SABLE ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD. is looking for 3rd or 4th yr & Journeyman Electricians. Benefits, competitive rates. Fax resume 403-342-2133 or call 403-358-4640 SIDING INSTALLERS needed immediately. We offer competitive rates & a fantastic benefit package. If you have siding installing experience & your own reliable transportation, please call Darcy at 403-391-6293. Tools are an asset but not necessarily a requirement. STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: email@example.com. and/or fax 403-347-7913
Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
BLUE GRASS SOD FARMS LTD is seeking F/T heavy duty journeyman mechanic with experience in managing people, parts and equipment. Benefits. $31-$40/hr. firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 403-342-7488
Welders Needed Immed.
To apply, forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Markus Stadelmann Box 1510 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax to (403) 742-5626 Email to email@example.com EXPERIENCED Concrete Cribbers Required. Please call Ryan for details. 403-845 6332
www.badgerinc.com Badger Daylighting LP the industry leader in Hydro-vac excavating requires an:
UPS is now hiring for Part time Early Morning MORNING WAREHOUSE AND FULL TIME DRIVING. Applicants must be physically fit and be able to lift up to 70 lbs. P/T Warehouse, Mon. to Fri. 15 - 20 hrs/wk. Driving Mon. to Fri, 10 to 12 hours per day. Alberta Class 5 license, clean abstract. This is fast paced, physically demanding environment. All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. Apply by online @ www.upsjobs.com or fax resume to: 403-648-3312
This is full time position and only experience Industrial Spray Painter need apply. Preference will be given to those who have previous industrial spray painting experience and to those who take pride in their work and generate high quality workmanship. Some weekend work required. Full company benefits are available as well as a wage that compliments experience. Please reply to this ad by fax or email, including references:
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-343-0401 No Phone Calls Please
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in
Dunning Crsc. Depalme St. MICHENER
51 Street & 43 Ave. area ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info ADULT UPGRADING
Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available! * GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades
Adult Education & Training
OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558
CLASS 1 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
Req’d in Sylvan Lake Immediately. Phone 1-877-463-9664 or email resume to info@
* Work in a FUN environment * Paid Weekly + bonuses * Only 4 hrs./night & 3-7 days per wk. * Training is provided * MUST speak fluent English * Excellent work experience For further information please contact CHRIS MCGINNIS Red Deer and area Team Leader
CLASS 1 and 3 drivers req’d for road construction. Water truck and truck and pup exp. preferred. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489
Class 1 Company Driver
Blue Grass Sod Farm is in need of a Class 1 driver. Min. 1 yr. driving exp. and clean drivers abstract are necessary. Please fax resume and abstract to 403-342-7488 or email to margaret. email@example.com CLASS 3 WATER HAULER needed. Only those with Drilling Rig Water Hauling experience need apply. Need H2S & First Aid tickets.TOP WAGES PAID Fax clean drivers abstract and resume between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm to: 403-746-3523 or call 403-304-7179
Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR recycling company in Central Alberta. Must be able to work independently and enjoy sales. Class 3 license needed. Call 403-635-4123 or fax 403-329-1585 or email email@example.com
Phone 1-780-716-4202 **************************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIER NEEDED Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life In JOHNSTONE PARK James St., Johns St. Jacob Close, Joice Close
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in WEST LAKE WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler Earn $500.mo. for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week. Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303
ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED for Early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate in Sylvan Lake Please call Debbie
MUSTANG ACRES Galbraith St. & Gray Dr.
314-4307 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $11/hr. Call Rich or Paul **POSITION FILLED**
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life twice weekly in
PINES Pearson Crsc.
WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year MOUNTVIEW 71 Advocate $372/month $4473/year GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303 F.T. WAREHOUSE
Needs a Drivers licence, some heavy & light lifting, friendly, personnel. Monday-Friday, with some Saturdays, exc. wages & benefits. Fax to: 403-309-3000. Drop off: #9 - 7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB DENTAL TECHNICIAN In Red Deer, AB. F/T, $21/hr, must have dental technician college training & certification. Fax 403-347-8881 firstname.lastname@example.org
TANK TRUCK DRIVERS
email@example.com http://nwtank.hgcareers.com DRIVE.EARN.GROW
F/T YARD LABORER
Robinson Crsc., Reinholt Ave.
$1000.00 SIGNING BONUS. SAFETY BONUS. REFERRAL BONUS. GREAT WAGES AND BENEFITS. Northwest Tank Lines seeks qualified truck drivers with at least three years’ experience in tank truck driving, heavy oil-field hauling, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a history of safe-driving, and seek a long-term and rewarding career.
for the PAINT department in the Red Deer manufacturing shop.
INDUSTRIAL SPRAY PAINTER
Central AB based trucking company reqires
with Ag experience. We offer year round employment, exemplary benefits package, competitive pay scale and continuous professional training in a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you have a great attitude and integrity, Future Ag Inc is offering you an exciting career opportunity.
Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Opportunity. * Class 3 license a must. *Class 1 preferred * Picker experience a plus Distribute precast concrete in central AB area, Fax resume with clean driver’s abstract to: 886-4853 or drop off resume at: 930 Fleming Ave. Penhold. Inquiries 403-588-6505. Gary
QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS
3rd and 4th year Apprentices or Journeyman / Heavy Duty Mechanics
BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm
REBEL METAL FABRICATORS
and Machinists with CNC and manual experience. Pace is a well-established, long standing business in Red Deer. Our company is focused on providing the highest of quality to all our customers. We are presently looking for selfmotivated, goal-oriented individuals, willing to learn, possessing high standards, looking for longterm employment and PIPELINE & Facility Those individuals with the would like the opportunity Construction Now Hiring : appropriate qualifications to join our team. Please may respond in strictest drop off your resume, in *Qualified Ticketed Laborers confidence to person, Or mail to email@example.com * E q u i p m e n t O p e r a t o r s Pace Manufacturing at *Chain Saw Hands or Fax 403-343-6006 6820-52 Ave., Red Deer, *Landscape personnel AB, T4N 4L1 CALIBER PAINT E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please forward a resume & BODY INC. or Fax to: 403-340-2985 by fax to 403-309-4232 We are looking for a DETAILER/CLEAN UP PERSON Please apply with-in at Trades 6424 Golden West Ave. or email resume to: email@example.com CASE IH EQUIPMENT DEALER IN STETTLER is now accepting applications for
The successful candidate shall possess the following skills and abilities: • Experience in the Oilfield and related equipment • Works well with others • Must be dependable, reliable, and loyal • Exercise good organizational skills on the shop floor
SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS
BWS FABRICATION INC.
vessel experience an asset
WESTERN PAINTING is looking for exp. commercial/residential painters. Call 403-342-1514
LOCAL ACID Transport company looking for expd’ F/T Class 1 truck driver. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg., Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766 TRUCK DRIVER wanted, Super B flat deck work, for Alberta only, Mon. to Fri. Call 403-350-1406
Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email firstname.lastname@example.org or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Is looking to fill the position of
WELDERS, MILLWRIGHT or Millwright Welder Apprentices to work in the Ag. Industry. Must be willing to travel Ab. & Sask. Email to email@example.com
CENT AB CHILD SAFETY Franchise for sale. <40K 403-638-8635
Well established Heating, FOUNDATION COMPANY Refrigeration & Plumbing Company of 51 years, has in Red Deer currently seeking STRONG Insulation Inc. Experienced Commercial a full time position Looking for exp. residential Foundation workers. available for journeyman insulators w/drivers licence Please fax resume to plumber (mainly service). (Batt And Poly, Blow-in). 403-346-5867 We are offering top wages, Call 403-848-2402 job security, vacation/ FRAMER req’d. 2-3 yrs. holiday pay, health & dental residential exp. own vehipackages, paid training & a cle a must. 403-350-5103 safe & enjoyable place to Galaxy Plumbing & Heatwork. If you would to join ing Ltd requires 2nd and our team of top technicians please fax your resume to 3rd year apprentices. Must be mature and de403-347-5530 or email pendable. Send resumes TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Mcmullens@mcmullens.ca Requires to galaxyadmin@telus Attn: Glen Ewen. .net or fax to 403-347-4539.
ATTENTION: Sheet Metal Apprentice
CARRIERS NEEDED For Advocate routes
* Great customer service * Must have a valid driver’s license * Clean drivers abstract * Ability to work unsupervised * Ability to work with others * Lumber experience an asset but not a requirement * Physically demanding * High pace * Must be able to work weekends
INGLEWOOD AREA ANDERS AREA VANIER AREA LANCASTER AREA FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA: Anders Close Ackerman Crsc. Asmundsen Ave/ Arb Close SUNNYBROOK AREA: Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close INGLEWOOD AREA: Imbeau Close Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
DENTOOM’S GREENHOUSES Greenhouse laborers, F/T. Wage $10/hr. Must be willing to work Mon. to Sat. 48+ hrs./wk. Apply by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-309-7701
Please forward resumes Attention Manager to fax # 403-887-3625 Or email to: resumes@ lakesiderona.com Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
FAST PACED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM is looking for the right people to show suites, conduct home inspections plus more. Never the same day twice. If you are an energetic, strong team player with a reliable vehicle and can work on your own, this could be for you. Full Time, wage & bonus. Please email to: email@example.com HOSE HEADQUARTERS requires a F/T Shop Technician. General shop duties, shipping and receiving. Training avail. plus benefits package. For appointments, call Andrew at 403-340-3908 or Fax resume to 403-340-3928.
Very busy Red Deer Flooring Company is seeking Interior designer (male or female). Must have an eye for design and professional attitude. Commercial & Residential Estimating: Floor & Wall Tile, Hardwood, Laminate and Carpet. Wages are negotiable based on experience & benefits avail. Fax 403-309-3000
STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF RDC Are you highly motivated? Do you have experience in event planning, marketing and are able to work independently? Duties include: organize student-run events for September & October, develop promotional material for events, coordinate volunteers to help run events, day-to-day activities of events, other duties as assigned by executive. This position is a paid temporary position, with full time hours in late August, and part time hours (will work around student schedules) for September. Start date tentatively Aug 13, hiring process will be July 26-27. Apply to Brandy Newman, VP Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 2 positions $14.90/hr. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13.00/hr. F/T Food counter attendants 2 positions $10.70/hr. 1105903 AB Ltd. o/a Eckville Gas & Snacks, 5008 - 48 St. Eckville, AB T0M 0X0 F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.90/hr. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13.20/hr. F/T Food counter attendant 2 positions $11.50/hr 1105903 AB LTD. o/a Alhambra corner Hwy.11 R R 54 AB TOM OCO F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.90/hr. F/T food service supervisor, 1 position $13.20/hr. F/T food counter attendants 2 positions $11.50/hr 1373883 AB Ltd. o/a Caroline Gas & Snacks. #1 4903 50 Ave. Caroline AB T0M 0M0 Please send resumes by e-mail, mail, fax or in person Fax: 403-746-3229 email@example.com or mail to Box 506 Eckville T0M 0X0 until July 31, 2012 F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fountain Tire on 67th Street would like to run an ad looking for a tire technician. Experience would be an asset but not a necessity. Full benefit package & competitive wages. RRSP options available after one year service. Please fax resume to 403-343-8466 or e-mail to email@example.com
HYPE MARKETING is currently looking for students to join our award winning team. We do marketing for 34 newspapers across Canada and Red Deer is the Number 1 team! Here’s why.....
LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489
Req’d. F/T employment. Carpentry or flooring installation exp. is an asset (carpet, tile, lino & hardwood) but not necessary. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly, works well with others or alone. Drivers License req’d. Exc. wages, benefits & great working environment. Please fax résumé to 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB
GENERAL LABORER Competitive wages and benefits package. E-mail resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail. Please contact QUITCY
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
Pickers / Packers Receivers / Shippers Full Time Positions
Very clean atmosphere, user friendly equipment & technology. Benefits, competitive wages, perks. Experience an asset. Submit resume to: Email: careers@ chatters.ca Fax: 1-888-742-9036
Central Alberta Tile One is looking for a Personal Assistant.The office is very busy and the ideal person would need to be able to multi task while handling a number of different projects. Team oriented, effective verbal and listening skill, proficient computer skills (MS Office) email: Shannon@catile1.com or drop off resume at #9 7619 50 Ave Red Deer. Real Enterprises Ltd NOW HIRING Exp Landscape Foremen/ Labourers Benefits - Bonuses Must have valid drivers license Also Hiring: -PT Mechanic (Semi Retired Welcome) -Carpenter’s Helper Fax or email resumes: Fax 403-314-2214 Email email@example.com www.reddeerlandscaping.net
Work 3-7 days a week you choose the days! Hours are from 4:30 - 9:30 pm.
Earn extra money with daily cash bonuses! Get paid weekly!
Equipment Assemblers/ Labourer
For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop.
Average earnings are $300 - $600 per week. Candidates must be friendly, outgoing, and very good looking! Just kidding. But seriously you need to self motivated and have a positive attitude. Sales experience isn’t necessary as training will be provided. If you thank you got what it takes, call now to set up an appt..
Richard Schnurr 587-894-1199
Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org Of fax to 403-775-4014
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RED DEER WORKS APPLS. reconditioned lrg. Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email email@example.com Career Programs are
Symphony Senior Living Inglewood
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
1630 1640 1650
Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. Pickup or Del. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
Competitive starting wages FIREWOOD. All Types. plus regular increases. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 birchfirewoodsales.com Excellent benefits package. Opportunities FREE firewood to be to advance. Must be dependable, hardworking moved 403-346-0674 and seeking a long-term career. Apply in person, Garden or email to: Supplies firstname.lastname@example.org 4747 - 61st Street LANDSCAPING mulch, $10.00 yard. Phone 403-346-3800 weekdays or 403-343-6182 eves. & Employment wknds.
TRAINING CENTRE OILFIELD TICKETS
Industries #1 Choice!
“Low Cost” Quality Training
403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544
Health & Beauty
CHI PRO mini Set NEW, incl. Flat iron, Hair dryer, Travel bag & 4- 2oz. Products, $75. 403-309-0411 HANDICAPPED wheel chair porch lift, electric. $1200. 403-342-2530
Household Appliances 217865
WASHER & dryer, $75. ea. 403-3481262
18 CU. FT. Fridgidaire, like new, white $200 obo 403-597-9929
BED ALL NEW,
Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. CHINA CABINET, $100; 403-346-4555 COUCH, LOVESEAT, COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TABLES. Good Cond. $200. 403-391-7843 DBL. reclining loveseat $80; Sony DVD $40 403-346-9635
PRIME pr. of UFC 149 tickets, S, Flr. Row 9 seats are side by side. Face Value $1400.00. 403-346-8243
Symphony Senior Living Tools Inglewood req’s part time/full time Maintenance Assistant SKILL SAW, Building operator exp. Black & Decker, $30. preferred along with pool SANDER, Craftsman, $30. maintenance exp. and JIGSAW, Craftsman, $30. certification. The ideal 403-782-7439 candidate will also be mechanically inclined and Farmers' be able to handle all aspects of building Market maintenance including painting and drywall repair. ALBERTA Spring lamb, cut Please reply to D. Booth and wrapped by the piece, #10 Inglewood Drive or fax 1/2 or whole carcass. to 346-1109 or email Come see our 100 mile bsciw@ radius store. Brown Eggs symphonyseniorliving.comon and Lamb 403-782-4095 or before May 22, 2012. Thank you for your interest VERY good healthy raspand only short listed candi- berry plants to transplant $6/ea. 403-346-9886 dates will be contacted.
Warehouse Shipper/ Receiver
FRIDGE, GE, frost free. $30. 403-782-7439
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
(across from Totem)
DISHWASHER, Bosch stainless steel $150. 403-348-1262
for all Albertans
R H2S Alive (ENFORM) R First Aid/CPR R Confined Space R WHMIS & TDG R Ground Disturbance R (ENFORM) B.O.P. #204, 7819 - 50 Ave.
COIN Operated Inglis washer & dryer, $350. ea.; 403-348-1262
Are you retired or semi -retired and have administrative experience? Do you enjoy working with seniors, are compassionate and caring? Then this is the position for you! Symphony Senior Living Inglewood is looking for a casual/PT receptionist who is professional in work ethic and appearance, with an outgoing positive attitude. You must have extensive computer experience with Microsoft word, Outlook and Excel, and be able to multitask. Reception is very important to our business, and you will play a major role within the team. Thank you in advance for your application however only applicants with experience will be considered and contacted for this position. Please drop off your resume to #10 Inglewood Dr. or email to Lynda Meek Assistant General Manager email: agmiw@ symphonyseniorliving.com
selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042
GLIDER ROCKER $45 SOLD
Misc. for Sale
MOVING SALE: Maple colored computer desk 31 1/4”W X 23 1/2” D w/attached monitor stand, pull out key board holder, bottom storage for hard drive or other storage $15. Set of small Computer speakers that plug into computer or TV $15. One queen size feather bed cover for mattress - never used $40 and two twin size feather bed covers slightly used $20 each. These are all pick up only (403) 358-3073 or email@example.com
MOVING Table, $20, double bed, $50. OR BEST OFFER 403-864-2009 ROCKING slider w/stool $100; desk and chair, never used $80; tea set $20 403-340-0675
P.B. JACK RUSSELL puppies. $350. 403-896-9998 or 348-1810
RH golf clubs, c/w bag and handcart, $45, 403-347-5749
3 PETIT POINT PICTURES. Japanese Geisha Girls. SENIOR DOWNSIZING Professionally framed. heavy stainless pot. $12. 2 $125/set of 3. brass candle holders, 403-314-9603 $4.50 ea.; (1) old figurine lamp, $20.; (1) old fruit HARDY BOYS BOOKS bowl, $12.; new tea pot from the 1960’s. Good with cover $10.; old divided cond. 5/$25. 403-314-9603 vegetable dish, $9.50; old candy dish $4.50; 6 CorLAURA SECORD DOLL relle plates $2. ea.; 6 small 1984 musical, mint cond. Corelle plates, $1. ea; 2 Certificate of authenticity, old platters, (1) $12, (1) $150. 403-314-9603 $15; green Tupperware vegetable storer, $5; 6 steak knives $4.; water & Travel liquor glasses (10) $0.25 Packages ea.; 1 Ukrainian plate with girl & bun figurine, $10; TRAVEL ALBERTA Ukrainian plate picture of Alberta offers Easter Eggs, $10; glass SOMETHING serving bowl, $3.; glass for everyone. gravy boat & tray $4.; Make your travel dress cutting board, $2.; plans now. Singer electric hand blender, $15. 403-346-2231
WINE & BEER MAKING EQUIPMENT. Aprx. $600 KITCHEN items, dishes, value. Everything needed pots & pans, mugs, candle f r o m s t a r t t o f i n i s h f o r holders, assorted items $200. 403-343-6253 $25 403-343-6253 MOVING 2 Chesterfields, $50/ea, would be good for rumpus room, recliner, $80, OR BEST OFFER 403-864-2009
Pets & Supplies
BIRD CAGES (2) $20 ea. 403-346-4555
6 BEAUTIFUL KITTENS TO GIVE AWAY. 403-343-2522
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
Black Cat Concrete
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LONDON — Three British Muslims — including a convert who was featured in a documentary about radical Islam and a former London police support officer — have been charged with travelling to Pakistan for terror training, police said early Thursday. Scotland Yard said in a statement that Richard Dart, 29, Imran Mahmood, 21, and Jahangir Alom, 26, had travelled to Pakistan between 2010 and 2012 “with the intention of committing acts of terrorism or assisting another to commit such acts.”
The statement also alleges that the three provided others with advice and counselling about how to travel to Pakistan, find training, and how to stay safe while there. A fourth person, 22-year-old Ruksana Begum, was charged with having material likely to be of use for terrorism. All four had been arrested earlier this month, and at least two of the accused had previously come to public attention. Dart was featured in a recent BBC documentary, “My Brother the Islamist,” which chronicled the efforts of his filmmaker stepbrother Robb Leech to understand why the former had rejected his family and embraced
an uncompromising form of Islam. He was also featured in a YouTube video in which he criticized the British royal family, the marriage of Prince William to the then-Kate Middleton, and U.K. foreign policy. Alom — a former police support officer who was arrested in an armed raid at his home — also made a YouTube appearance in which he described his time as an officer and expounded on his hardline beliefs. Scotland Yard did not immediately release much information on Mahmood, whose address was given as Northolt in northwest London.
Hungarians charge 97-year-old Congress former Canadian with war crimes to honour
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BYTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUDAPEST, Hungary — A 97-year-old former Canadian citizen suspected of helping deport thousands of Jews during the Holocaust was taken into custody in the Hungarian capital Wednesday and charged with war crimes, prosecutors said. The case of Laszlo Csatary was brought to the attention of Hungarian authorities last year by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish organization active in hunting down Nazis who have yet to be brought to justice. In April, Csatary topped the organization’s list of mostwanted Nazi war criminals. Prosecutors decided to charge Csatary with the “unlawful torture of human beings,” a war crime that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Csatary’s lawyer, Gabor Horvath B., said his client has been confined to house arrest for up to 30 days due to prosecutors’ fears he might try to flee. Horvath B. said he had appealed the ruling, which also opened the way for authorities to confiscate Csatary’s passport. As he left a Budapest courthouse Wednesday afternoon following the house arrest hearing, Csatary walked slowly down a flight of steps, trying to shield his face from view and leaning on a companion for support. Tibor Ibolya, Budapest’s acting chief prosecutor, said Csatary recounted his Holocaust-era activities to authorities during questioning, saying he was following orders and carrying out his duty. “The suspect denied having committed the crimes,” Ibolya said, adding that during his testimony Csatary’s “attitude toward some of his fellow men of a certain religion ... is not what we would consider normal.” According to a summary of the case released by prosecutors, Csatary was a police officer in the Slovakian city of Kosice, at a time part of Hungary. In May 1944, Csatary was named chief of an internment camp at a Kosice brick factory that served as a departure point for about 12,000 Jews bound for Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. Authorities said Csatary was present when the trains were loaded and sent on their way. Csatary “regularly” used a dog whip against the Jewish detainees “without any spe-
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Alleged Hungarian war criminal Laszlo Csatary, right, waves and is helped by a relative as he leaves the Budapest Prosecutor’s Office after he was questioned by detectives on charges of war crimes during WWII and prosecutors ordered his house arrest in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday. cial reasons and irrespective of the assaulted people’s sex, age or health condition,” the prosecutors’ statement said. As one train departed with some 80 Jews crammed into one railcar, Csatary refused a request by one of the Jews to cut holes in the walls of the wagon to let more air in, the statement said. Csatary was convicted in absentia for war crimes in Czechoslovakia in 1948 and sentenced to death. He arrived in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia the following year, became a Canadian citizen in 1955 and worked as an art dealer in Montreal. In October 1997, Canadian authorities said the 82-yearold had left the country voluntarily to avoid deportation. His citizenship had been revoked in August on the grounds that he had lied about his past when he first
immigrated to Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada said in a statement that Csatary “had provided false information about his nationality, and had failed to provide information concerning his collaboration with Nazi occupation forces while serving with the Royal Hungarian Police and, while in this service, his participation in the internment and deportation to concentration camps of thousands of Hungarian Jews.” Ibolya said the investigation was continuing, adding prosecutors were waiting for information from Israeli and Canadian authorities as well as potential testimony from Holocaust survivors. “I expect this case to continue for months, even taking into account that we are treating it as one that we would like to conclude as soon as possible,” Ibolya said.
New inquiry started into mysterious 1961 death of UN’s Dag Hammarskjold BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — A group of international jurists has been commissioned to reinvestigate the 1961 death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, one of the Cold War’s most enduring mysteries. A statement released Wednesday by a committee of former officials and academics said the team would reexamine the case with an eye toward trying to getting an answer to the question of what happened to Hammarskjold, whose death cut short the career of a man many consider the U.N.’s most effective leader. British lawmaker and former trade unionist David Lea, the committee’s chair, said in a statement that “the whole truth, in significant respects, has yet to be told.” Hammarskjold’s plane went down over the thick forests of Northern Rhodesia, now known as Zambia, on the night of Sept. 17, 1961. Hammarskjold was one of 15 people to die as a result of the crash. Hammarskjold had been in the midst of negotiating an agreement to end the deadly fighting between the government of Congo and its independence-minded, mineral-rich province of Katanga — a deadly struggle shot through with post-colonial intrigue and Cold War rivalries. Three investigations failed to determine the cause of the crash, leaving his fate clouded by conspiracy theory. Some claim the Ameri-
cans had Hammarskjold killed. Others believe that mercenaries backed by Western business interests were responsible. Other theories pointed the finger at the Soviets, who accused Hammarskjold of complicity in the execution of Moscow-backed Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba. A more recent, less sinister hypothesis blamed pilot fatigue. Lea — who was joined on the committee by Henning Melber, the executive director of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, and Nigeria’s Emeka Anyaoku, the former Commonwealth secretary-general — said that more evidence was still spilling into the public domain. In particular, he cited the 2011 book, “Who Killed Hammarskjold?” by fellow committee member Susan Williams, whose work alleges that the U.N. leader’s death was deliberate and that damning evidence was covered up. The new inquiry has no official standing but includes several high-profile jurists, including South African Justice Richard Goldstone, who led the U.N. fact-finding mission on the conflict in the Gaza Strip. The remaining members are retired British Lord Justice Stephen Sedley, former Swedish diplomat Hans Correll, and Wilhelmina Thomassen, a Dutch Supreme Court judge. The inquiry hopes to complete its report within a year. Online: The United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjold website: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/dag/index.html
WASHINGTON — Congress will present Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi its highest civilian honour, the Congressional Gold Medal. Officials said the ceremony is scheduled to take place Sept. 19 during Suu Kyi’s visit to the United States. Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace laureate and former political prisoner who was unable to leave her home country for more than two decades. The opposition parliament leader recently was greeted enthusiastically during trips to Thailand and Europe. In addition to the congressional award, Suu Kyi will be presented with the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Award on Sept. 21 in New York. The State Department said Suu Kyi would be invited for meetings with U.S. government officials during her visit. Suu Kyi, elected in April, will be feted for her long struggle against military rule in her homeland and for championing democracy. She is revered by Republicans and Democrats, has been a guiding force in U.S. policy toward Myanmar over the past two decades, and has been supportive of the Obama administration’s engagement of the reformist Myanmar President Thein Sein. The U.S. recently suspended investment sanctions that had been in force against Myanmar for 15 years. Suu Kyi cautiously supported that move, but it did expose a rare difference between her views and those of the U.S. government. The U.S. decided to allow U.S. companies to invest with Myanmar’s state oil and gas enterprise. Suu Kyi has opposed foreign companies working with that enterprise because of its lack of openness.
Hostages released BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAMAKO, Mali — A helicopter was dispatched to Mali on Wednesday to retrieve three European hostages held for the past 10 months by a jihadist group, according to the governments of Italy and Spain and a military official in Burkina Faso, which sent the copter. The hostages, who were not immediately able to leave due to a sandstorm, were freed in a prisoner exchange, a prison official in neighbouring Mauritania who requested anonymity told The Associated Press. Spaniards Enric Gonyalons and Ainhoa Fernandez del Rincon and Italian Rossella Urru are aid workers who were kidnapped from a refugee camp in southern Algeria last October. The Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, known as MUJAO by its French acronym, was responsible for their kidnapping. They were freed near the town of Gao in Mali’s distant north, according to Sanda Abdou Mohamed, a spokesman for Ansar Dine, a radical Islamic group allied with MUJAO which now controls northern Mali, including the city where the three were released. A soldier at a military base in Ouagadougou, from where the helicopter was dispatched, confirmed that the aircraft was heading to retrieve the three hostages, whose freedom was negotiated by Burkina’s president. In Gao, residents said that a violent sandstorm had engulfed the city late Wednesday night and it was unclear if the helicopter had been able to land. The al-Qaida-linked cell has kidnapped over 50 Europeans since 2003 when it first began operating out of Mali and in recent years started contracting locals to grab foreigners, who then sell them to the al-Qaida branch, known as AQIM, or al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. Intelligence experts had initially thought that MUJAO was such a contractor.
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Assad relative killed in bombing BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, stands next to Syrian Defence Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha, right, during a ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war, in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday Oct. 6, 2011. Syria’s state-run TV says the country’s defense minister has been killed in a suicide blast in the capital Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in an attack that struck the National Security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials. Shaar and Maj. Gen. Hisham Ikhtiar, who heads the National Security Department. State TV said both were in stable condition. Rajha, 65, was the most senior Christian government official in Syria, appointed to the post by Assad last year. His death will resonate with Syria’s Christians, who make up about 10 per cent of the population of 22 million and have mostly stood by the regime. Christians say they are particularly vulnerable and they fear that Syria will become another Iraq, with Christians caught in the crossfire between rival Muslim groups. The attack came at a time of great momentum for the forces trying to oust Assad, whose family has ruled Syria for four decades. Although the uprising began in March 2011, recent weeks have seen a spike in potentially transformative events, including highlevel defections from the regime. Four straight days of clashes between rebels and government troops this week in Damascus showed
the rebels can now infiltrate the tightly controlled capital. On Tuesday, Israel’s military intelligence chief said Assad had diverted his troops away from the Israeli border area toward the centre of Syria, reflecting the regime’s worsening position.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOFIA, Bulgaria — A bus carrying Israeli youth exploded Wednesday in a Bulgarian resort, killing at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, police and hospital officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “an Iranian terror attack” and promised a tough response. The explosion took place in the Black Sea city of Burgas, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. TV images showed smoke billowing from the scene — a parking lot at the local airport, where the Israeli tourists had apparently just landed. Several buses and cars were on fire near the shell of the exploded vehicle. Bulgaria, an eastern European nation bordering Greece and Turkey, is a popular tourist destination for Israelis. It was not yet certain what caused the blast — whether it was the result of a suicide bomber or a device remotely deto-
nated — and no group immediately claimed responsibility. But Israelis often have been targeted in attacks outside their country, and Wednesday’s bombing coincided with the 18th anniversary of the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Argentina that killed 85 people. Israel suspects Iran of being behind several of those assaults, which have added to the tensions between the two nations already exacerbated by Israeli warnings against Iran’s alleged pursuit of a nuclear weapons program. The Israeli premier noted that Wednesday’s attack followed similar attacks or attempted attacks in India, Georgia, Thailand and Kenya and Cyprus in recent months. He said that once again, “all signs point to Iran,” though he did not offer any evidence to back up the claim. “This is an Iranian terror attack that is spreading across the world,” Netanyahu said. “Israel will react strongly to Iran’s terror.”
Tehran did not immediately issue any comment. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Jonathan Rosenzweig said a flight from Tel Aviv had landed at 4:45 p.m. at the airport and that the blast took place about 40 minutes later. The tourists were apparently boarding the buses to go to their hotels. Witness Gal Malka told Israel’s Channel 2 TV that she saw someone board the bus before it exploded. Malka, who was lightly wounded, said the bus was full of Israeli teenagers. “We were at the entrance of the bus and in a few seconds we heard a huge boom,” she said. Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov told Bulgarian national TV from Burgas that a person died in the hospital, bringing the death toll to four. Prior to that announcement, a doctor at the Burgas city hospital told Bulgarian radio that there were 27 people hurt — and at least three had severe injuries. He was not identified.
The Burgas airport was closed and traffic redirected. In Sofia, meanwhile, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova ordered a stronger police presence at all public places linked to the Jewish community. There are some 5,000 Jews in Bulgaria and most live in the capital.
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BEIRUT — Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria’s power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law and the defence minister. The unprecedented blow to the ruling dynasty could mark a turning point in the civil war, suggesting that those once close to Assad are turning against him. The bombing follows some of the worst bloodshed in Damascus of the 16-month uprising, a growing list of high-ranking defections and mounting frustration by world leaders over their inability to find a diplomatic solution. The White House said the bombing showed Assad was “losing control” of Syria. Rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they had been planning it for two months and finally decided to plant the bomb in the room where the top government security officials in charge of crushing the revolt were holding a crisis meeting. “God willing, this is the beginning of the end of the regime,” said Riad al-Asaad, a commander of the disparate rebel forces who operate across the country. Al-Asaad, who is not related to the president, spoke to The Associated Press by telephone from Turkey, where he is based. “Hopefully Bashar will be next,” Al-Asaad said in a chilling warning to the 46-year-old Syrian president, a tall, lanky leader who once felt so confident in his security that he was known to hate being surrounded by bodyguards. The whereabouts of Assad, his wife and his three young children were not immediately clear. He gave no immediate statements on the attack, which staterun TV initially blamed on a suicide bomber but later called simply a bomb. As news of the assassinations broke, Syrians opposed to Assad celebrated in several locations across the country. Internet video showed people in convoys of cars and motorbikes honking their horns and firing weapons in the air in the northeastern Idlib province, along with Aleppo in the north, Daraa in the south and Homs in central Syria. In the village of Hass, residents distributed sweets as they gleefully shouted: “You are going to hell, shabihas” — a reference to the pro-regime militia that has been blamed for mass killings. The AP could not immediately verify the authenticity of the video. Syrian TV confirmed the deaths of Defence Minister Dawoud Rajha, a former army general and the most senior government official to be killed in the rebels’ battle to oust Assad; Gen. Assef Shawkat, the deputy defence minister who is married to Assad’s elder sister, Bushra, and is one of the most feared figures in the inner circle; and Hassan Turkmani, a former defence minister who died of his wounds in the hospital. Also wounded were Interior Minister Mohammed
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PYONGYANG, North Korea — Soldiers danced in Pyongyang’s plazas as North Korea announced Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un was named marshal, a title cementing his status atop the authoritarian nation’s military as he makes key changes to the 1.2 million-man force. State media said in a special noon bulletin that North Korea’s military, government and political leadership decided Tuesday to award the top title to Kim, who already is supreme com-
mander of the Korean People’s Army. It solidifies his standing seven months into Kim’s rule and follows several days of reshuffling at the highest levels of the military. His new military vanguard — led by a vice marshal introduced Wednesday as the nation’s next army chief — presided over a meeting of officers and defence officials attended by The Associated Press. Hyon Yong Chol, promoted to vice marshal on Monday, was introduced as the chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army. He re-
places Ri Yong Ho, the vice marshal whose dismissal was announced Monday as being due to illness. Ri, who had held high-ranking military and political posts under Kim Jong Il, had been at Kim Jong Un’s side throughout the succession process. Inside the April 25 House of Culture, officers applauded and cheered the news of Kim Jong Un’s ascension to the top military post while soldiers twirled, danced and sang patriotic songs in the plaza outside.
Kim Jong Un gains title of marshal; new military chief introduced
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Double portions CONVERT LEFTOVER ROAST INTO A SANDWICH LUNCH BY J.M. HIRSCH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Grilled Hoisin Pork Tenderloin with Cumin Onions The pork should marinate for at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better. This recipe makes enough for 4 dinners, plus leftovers. It also makes 5 onions, assuming 4 for dinner and another to be used with the leftovers. 9.4-ounce jar hoisin sauce 1 cup red wine ¼ cup soy sauce 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon hot sauce 2-pounds pork tenderloins 5 large yellow onions 2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds In a zip-close plastic bag, combine the hoisin, wine, soy sauce, garlic and hot sauce. Seal the bag and gently shake to mix well. Add the pork tenderloins, then close the bag and gently turn to ensure the meat is well coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. Trim the ends from the onions, then peel off the outer layer. Place the onions in a second zip-close bag; add the olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper, and the cumin seeds. Seal the bag, then gently shake to coat evenly. Refrigerate until ready to grill the meat. When ready to cook, heat one side of the grill to medium-high, the other side to low. Using an oil-soaked paper towel held with tongs, oil the grill grates. Add the whole onions to the cooler side. Grill, covered, for 5 minutes. Turn the onions, then add the pork to the warmer side of the grill. Grill the pork for 6 minutes per side. Remove the onions when they are very tender and the meat when it is nicely seared on the outside and 145 F at the centre. Transfer the pork and onions to a platter and let the meat rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the pork and serve with an onion.
Leftover makeover: Pulled Pork Sandwiches The next morning, place any leftover pork in a large bowl. Use 2 forks to tear and pull apart the pork into thin strands. Any leftover onions can be finely chopped, then added to the bowl. Add ¼ to ½ cup of bottled barbecue sauce and mix well. If you like it spicy, a splash of hot sauce also could be added. For a cold sandwich, the pulled pork can spooned onto bread and packed in a lunch box. For a hot sandwich, microwave the pulled pork for 1 to 2 minutes, or until hot, then pack in a preheated thermos with bread packed separately.
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Grilled Hoisin Pork Tenderloin with Cumin Onions, at right, easily and wonderfully converts to a pulled pork sandwich.
The best dinners are those that not only are delicious in their own right, but that also leave ample leftovers that can be easily reworked into an equally delicious lunch the next day. As the father of a voracious 7-year-old boy — and as a father who packs said voracious boy’s school lunch every day — I’ve become a pro at these dinner-lunch combos. Any day that I can cook once and feed my kid twice is a very good day. This recipe for grilled hoisin pork tenderloin is one of my favourites for this. The dinner itself is simple and wonderful and can be prepped the morning before. At dinner, I just toss the marinated tenderloin on the grill along with a few vegetables and it’s good to go. The next day, I turn the leftover pork into barbecue pulled pork, which can be eaten on a bun or in a whole-wheat wrap. It also can be served warm or cold; my son loves it both ways. This can be done with grilled chicken leftovers, too. Just follow the simple directions below.
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