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Olds College instructor presents eco-friendly ways to manage bothersome insects BY RENEE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF Photo by RENEE FRANCOUER/Advocate staff

Ken Fry, an entomology instructor in the school of Horticulture at Olds College, studies a lily plant in the campus gardens. Fry has largely been working with the Chinese lily beetle, which was first detected in Western Canada in Airdrie in 2004.

The fire red lily beetle. The cereal leaf beetle. All types of aphids. Mosquitoes. Many set out to annihilate these little pests and invasive species. But there’s a greener and more eco-friendly way to manage them, notes Ken Fry, an entomology instructor in the School of Environment at Olds College. It’s called taking biological control measures and Fry hopes to see more of it in the future. And not just more commercial enterprises and municipalities getting on board, he said, but also everyday gardeners and family farmers. Biological control is a pest management method that consists of introducing live organisms, whether predatory or parasitic, to interact with and reduce pest populations. The overall goal isn’t to eliminate the pests. “Biological control allows nature to manage itself,” said Fry. “It’s about trying to re-establish the balance in the ecosystem after a species has been introduced to a new environment, which happens a lot through international travel, global trade, etc.” When alien species, such as the multicoloured Asian lady beetle (native to eastern Asia), come to North America it’s like “kids whose parents have gone away and they have the house to themselves so they can run amok,” said Fry. They’re suddenly free from their native predators, parasitoids and diseases and all sorts of competition and pressure that kept them in check, he said. Fry gave the example of the cereal leaf beetle, which has recently exploded in Alberta after migrating from south of the border. This pest feasts on wheat, oat and other cereal crops, as well as various grasses. Canadian researchers have been on the problem and have now found a parasitoid, a type of wasp, from the beetle’s native range, said Fry.

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BY ADVOCATE STAFF A crew from Rescom Coatings Inc. was hard at work on Red Deer’s green onion Friday. Work to repaint the Horton Spheroid water tower started on June 25 but has been a bit slow moving due to startup obstacles and recent high winds, said Jim Campbell, Rescom’s site manager in Red Deer. The project is expected to cost the city close to $750,000. A crew of five was washing and cleaning the structure’s exterior on Friday to remove loose dirt. Workers were also starting to prep the surface where rust spots exist to make application of the new coating smooth, said Campbell. Next, they will be “spot priming the bare areas” of the tower for corrosion protection. A full coat will be applied to “fully encapsulate the existing coating and provide the bonding coat for the finish colour,” said Campbell. Encapsulating is the process of applying specially designed products to cover existing paints, he explained. “These new coatings bond to the existing paints to provide a barrier which can then be re-coated with polyurethane coatings . . . (this) will provide superior resistance to corrosion and will extend the life of the tower by many years and still retain its gloss without fading.” The project is expected to wrap up by fall. Photos by JERRY GERLING/Advocate staff

The Red Deer Water Tower is undergoing exterior maintenance which also includes a new coat paint. A crew from Rescom Coatings Inc., out of Ontario, is doing the work and it will cost the city $750,000 to repaint the structure.

Tees farmer wins sentencing appeal BRIAN KINIGHT RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE, THREE MONTHS PROBATION BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF A Tees farmer who pleaded guilty to shooting a man who was stealing his all-terrain vehicle in 2009 has won his sentence appeal. Brian Knight, 41, pleaded guilty in 2010 to criminal negligence causing bodily harm and was originally sentenced to 90 days in jail last October. In a judgment released on Friday, the Alberta Court of Appeal rejected the sentence and instead gave Knight a suspended sentence and three months probation, during which he must complete 50 hours of community service and follow other probation rules. A suspended sentence means Knight will still have a criminal record. One of the three Court of Appeal justices


Knight caught up with Groening and rammed his truck into the ATV, sending it careening into a ditch. Groening was tossed off but fled on foot. Knight grabbed the weapon and fired a “warning” shot above Groening, who fell after he was struck in the back by light birdshot pellets. Groening got up and Knight fired again, striking Groening once more. Knight was to serve his 90 days on weekends at the Red Deer Remand Centre. As part of his sentence, Knight was also banned from owning or possessing firearms and explosives for 10 years. Groening was jailed for 30 days for theft of property valued at less than $5,000 in late 2010.

recommended a conditional discharge, which could eliminate a criminal record if probation is completed successfully. But the majority of justices supported a suspended sentence for Knight. All three justices agreed it was unfair for Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Monica Bast to characterize Knight’s conduct as vigilante justice and that jail was required. On March 26, 2009, clad only in boxer shorts and rubber boots, Knight grabbed a loaded 12-gauge shotgun near his door when his wife woke him up after she heard someone trying to steal their ATV. Jumping into his pickup truck in the -18C early morning, Knight chased after Harold Groening, formerly of Mirror, who was riding down the gravel road on the stolen ATV. Groening and two accomplices drove to the Knight property to steal the ATV.

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Ex-judge found guilty of murder denied bail BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


The judge agreed, saying the penalty was disproportionate. He gave Lewis one year in jail for the firearms offence — although he also gave him an extra two years for other drug-related offences. There are implications for other cases, Mazin said. “(It) demonstrates that not all gun offences should be punished the same way. Different firearms offences can be committed in a myriad of ways, with different levels of culpability.� Lewis was convicted after selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on a few occasions, and then offered to sell him a .45 calibre gun, Mazin said. Mandatory minimums are included in several areas of the Conservative crime reforms, but they have drawn much criticism for being too inflexible and not effective in deterring crime.


OTTAWA — An Ontario Court judge has struck down a cherished part of the Harper government’s tough-on-crime agenda. Justice Paul Bellefontaine ruled Friday in Oshawa, Ont., that Christopher Lewis — a crack dealer who offered to sell an undercover police officer a gun — should not have to face the mandatory minimum sentence of three years in jail for firearms trafficking. Mandatory minimum sentences are the backbone of the Conservative reforms to criminal law. But Lewis’ lawyer, Jeffrey Mazin, said three years was far too much for someone who never had a gun, nor did he ever intend to sell one to the officer. “Basically it was a sales pitch — to keep the officer interested in further drug sales,� Mazin, a

Toronto criminal defence lawyer, said in an interview. The federal government’s 2008 changes to the criminal code increased penalties in a number of areas, including gun control, drunk driving and the age of consent. The Oshawa case only dealt with the firearms trafficking part of the Tackling Violent Crime Act, in which offering to sell someone a gun carries an automatic threeyear sentence. Mazin argued that the mandatory minimum sentence in this case was too harsh, and would run up against the Charter of Rights and Freedoms provisions against cruel and unusual punishment. “The reality is ... it’s remarkably easy to commit in terms of the element of the offence. All you need to do is make an offer and intend that the recipient take it seriously.�

MONTREAL — A former Quebec judge who was found guilty of fatally shooting his elderly handicapped wife was denied bail Friday as his lawyers try to overturn his conviction. A Quebec Court of Appeal justice ruled that Jacques Delisle — believed to be the first Canadian judge to be convicted of first-degree murder — must stay behind bars pending an appeal of last month’s guilty verdict. Justice Richard Wagner rejected arguments that the jury was too quick to reach a verdict in Delisle’s case, saying it was not a sufficient reason to grant bail. “The decision to release an appellant, who has been found guilty by his peers, is not the fruit of a capricious or arbitrary exercise,� Wagner wrote, pointing out the gravity of the crime, the circumstances and the impact must be considered. Wagner rejected arguments that it would be in the public’s interest to free Delisle until the appeal is resolved. “The public, which has been well informed about the judicial system and the circumstances of this present case, risks losing confidence in the criminal justice system if I grant the request of the appellant,� Wagner wrote in the 13-page decision The judge will next have to consider if permission to appeal Delisle’s conviction should be granted. A jury found Delisle guilty last month of shooting Marie-Nicole Rainville to death in 2009 and he was sentenced to life with no parole for 25 years.



BUGS: Protocols have tightened up Testing is going on in the quarantine department at Agriculture Canada’s Lethbridge Research Centre. “They expose the insect to all other types of insects in the area and see if it can survive and what else it feeds on,� said Fry. Turns out, this wasp has a select appetite almost exclusively for cereal leaf beetles, said Fry. There will be many more tests and consultations before the wasp is allowed to be brought into Canada. “In the past, there was a down side to biological control, as there have been introductions into North America to control pests originally from Europe or Asia and care was not taken to ensure that their feeding preferences were narrow enough. . . . Like bringing in insects to feed on weeds and then they started eating more than weeds.� In the last 30 years, biological control protocols have been tightened up, said Fry, who has served on the Canadian Biological Control Committee, to ensure ultimate food safety and human health. In Red Deer, the city uses an integrated pest management, “a combination of cultural, physical/mechanical, biological and microbial/chemical pesticide control methods are used to keep environmental impacts to a minimum.� Finding a balance between these four methods is “often a process of trial and error and this is ongoing,� said Ken Lehman, City of Red Deer’s parks, planning and ecological specialist. The city is working to increase its physical/ mechanical control efforts such as hand picking insects like the sawfly and pulling weeds, said Lehman. But, as with any control method, there are limitations, he noted. In terms of biological control, the city has a strong relationship with such procedures. Thanks to a government-initiated program in the 1990s, the city placed black dot spurge beetles (Aphthona nigriscutis) in the lower Heritage Ranch area to control leafy spurge. “Over the many years,

this population of beetles has managed to survive and propagate and reduce the spurge,� said Lehman. The city continues to monitor the beetles’ success and Lehman said they are still doing very well. There are a number of biological control instances occurring under normal, natural conditions, noted Lehman, such as natural predators taking care of tree pests. “Perhaps our main thrust with biological controls is to prevent disturbances of in situ natural predators. For example, reducing the use of pesticides thereby allowing them to thrive and help control pests in their natural setting.� Another big part of the city’s integrated pest management is its nuisance mosquito control program, said Lehman. Red Deer has been using Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) to manage mosquitoes for the past 15 years. This is a microbial pesticide approved for use by Health Canada. It selectively attacks the aquatic mosquito larvae and is non toxic to other organisms in the water such as dragonfly larvae and water beetles. It also does not harm birds, mammals, fish or other animals. “Bti is a pesticide but it’s a chemical from animal origins, naturally produced by a bacterium,� said Fry. “The great thing about it is it only kills the mosquitoes. It’s a rational tool to use.� As biological controls increase in popularity for greenhouse owners and crop growers, Fry said it’s important to educate and train the wider public about them: “You’re not buying chemicals here; you’re buying livestock.�











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$30M class-action lawsuit filed BY THE CANADIAN PRESS ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — A shopping mall roof collapse that killed two women and wiped out a large portion of the local commerce in this northern Ontario city has sparked a $30-million lawsuit. A local couple who owned a restaurant now shuttered by the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall is leading the suit, which they say has been filed on behalf of all those who have been hurt by the collapse. Elaine and Jack Quinte, owners of Hungry Jack’s restaurant, formerly located in the mall, said the collapse has left devastating scars on the community. Mall owner Eastwood mall Corp. and its controller Robert Nazarian, the city of Elliot Lake and the provincial government have all been named in the class-action proposed lawsuit, according to a statement from lawyer Doug Elliott. “Litigation is always a difficult process for people, but it is one way of securing justice for those who have been injured as a result of the carelessness of others,” Elliot said in the statement. “In this case we believe that there were plenty of warnings about problems with the roof.” The allegations have not been proven in court. Doloris Perizzolo, 74, and 37-year-old Lucie Aylwin were killed after a section of roof came crashing through the two-storey building on June 23. The collapse also had a devastating economic impact on the remote community. In a statement, Elaine Quinte said those unlucky enough to witness the collapse first-hand are suffering lasting psychological trauma. “I heard a terrible rumbling sound and saw the debris falling into the escalator area. I began to be struck by falling debris myself as my employee and I raced to get out of the area, terrified that we were going to be killed,” she said. “It was a horrifying experience and I still suffer loss of sleep and I get overcome with emotion whenever I think of the events of the day.” Jack Quinte said the mall had been in a poor state of repair for years. He said his wife had reported at least one incident involving a chunk of concrete crashing through the ceiling into the restaurant, adding management ignored her concerns. “We know it will be stressful to represent the victims of the collapse but we have agreed to take it on because we believe that the people who have suffered are entitled to fair compensation for what has happened,” he said. “There were many warnings that the roof was in a bad state of repair and something should have been done to prevent this terrible situation, which has been devastating to our family and to many others.” The destruction of the building — once the hub of commercial activity — has dealt a huge economic blow to the city. Todd Stencill, the general manager of the local chamber of commerce, said the mall was home to at least 10 per cent of the city’s retail space.



A worker walks back from the rubble after Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaks to the community of Elliot lake regarding the recovery of two bodies at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ont., on June 27, 2012, after the mall’s roof collapse last Saturday. In addition to retail stores, the building had also housed the library, one of the city’s two hotels and grocery stores, the health unit office, a gym and several government service offices. The collapse is thought to have wiped out an estimated six per cent of the wages in the entire community, Stencill said. The Ministry of Labour had paid six visits to the mall over the past three years in response to persistent complaints about unsafe conditions. The suit alleges the ministry’s inspections were inadequate and the city did not heed long-standing complaints of unsafe conditions. A lawyer representing the mall’s owner was not immediately available to comment on the class-action suit, but has previously said the shopping centre had received $1 million worth of renovations and

Malware could block Internet connections for 9,000 Canadians BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — About 9,000 Canadian-owned computers could be infected and lose access to websites, email and social networking on Monday when the FBI shuts down temporary servers used to stop a scam, experts say. Overall some 300,000 computers, most of them in the United States, Italy and India, could be infected and lose their Internet service, Queen’s University associate professor Thomas Dean said Friday. “The computer will start up, but when you try to use your mail or try to use your browser, you are going to get some kind of error message,” Dean said from Kingston, Ont. Warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google and Dean said that initially about four million computers were infected globally. The FBI took down hackers last fall in an online advertising scam and had clean servers installed to take over from the malicious servers so that people wouldn’t lose their Internet service right away, but the replacements are being turned off on Monday. Dean said Canadians can go to to check if their computers are infected and take appropriate measures. He said Canadians may also have to check routers to see if they have been affected, too, and reset them. “We’ve got roughly 9,000 computers that still appear to be infected,” he said about the Canadian situation. If computers have been infected due to the scam, they haven’t been able to perform anti-virus software or system updates, leaving them vulnerable to other malware, said Dean, who teaches in Queen’s University’s department of electrical and computer

engineering. The DNSChanger Trojan malware program at issue was created to redirect Internet traffic and hijack online searches. Symantec’s Dean Turner said Eastern European and Russian hackers generated a profit of $14 million by setting up rogue servers and getting paid for driving traffic to malicious websites, and for also putting fake ads on top of real ads on legitimate websites. “It was basically click fraud — hijacked searches,” said Turner, director of global intelligence for Symantec, a software security company. While Turner said it’s difficult to predict how many infected computers would be in Canada, he said 9,000 wouldn’t be “out of whack.” On Monday, infected computers will get message saying “Cannot find this website,” he said from Calgary. “It would block all access to the Internet.” McAfee’s Robert Siciliano said computer users who have no access on Monday may wrongly assume that their Internet service provider is having problems and flood them with calls. “It will ultimately be a nightmare for customer service,” said Siciliano, who specializes in online security at McAfee, another anti-malware security company. ISPs may have to bring in tech support if they’re inundated with calls, he said. Bell (TSX:BCE) said it has been contacting customers by phone and email for some time about the potential problem. The telecom company also has a webpage (http:// that explains the problem and directs consumers to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s online diagnosing tool (

Education ministers meet to discuss how best to deal with bullying BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Nova Scotia used its position as host of this summer’s meeting of education ministers to explore strategies to deal with bullying, but the provinces and territories found that if they tried to reach a consensus on the problem it might be elusive. Ministers who left the meeting at a downtown Halifax hotel on Friday agreed that the discussion gave them new insight into tackling bullying and at least two provinces say a national strategy probably wouldn’t be the best approach. British Columbia is one of three provinces that have brought in anti-bullying legislation. B.C. Education Minister George Abbott said there is consensus that bullying is unacceptable but just how far preventative measures should go varies among the provinces and territories. “We all agree ... people should be allowed to have respect and dignity regardless of what other elements there may be in their lives,” Abbott said after the meetings. “I do think when jurisdictions get to the debate about how explicit a protection should be in reference to perhaps race or sexual orientation or other issues there may be legitimate debate.” Abbott said a lot of attention is being paid to what everyone else is doing across Canada. Nova Scotia Education Minister Ramona Jennex said the province will continue to take a methodical approach to make sure they’re dealing with the problem properly.

She said all provinces and territories have or are working on some form of anti-bullying legislation, but the meeting wasn’t really about legislation so much as it was a sharing of ideas. “What we’re mostly talking about is what we can do to affect the change that we need to see,” Jennex said. She said the discussion focused on “making sure that the programs that are in place are appropriate.” Bullying Canada says one in 10 children have bullied others, while as many as a quarter of all students in Grade 4 to Grade 6 have been bullied. With recent high-profile suicides as a result of bullying, it’s an issue that all provinces are trying to get a handle on and although it wasn’t the sole topic of the two days of meetings among the education ministers, it was highlighted by Nova Scotia as one of the main ones. Last month, some of Canada’s leading experts on bullying called for a national strategy on a problem they described as an “epidemic” that affects children’s psychological well being and academic performance. Nova Scotia’s has joined B.C. and Ontario with its own anti-bullying legislation. Ontario’s law allows students to form gay-straight alliances and seeks to protect kids from being harassed by their peers. B.C. brought in a new program last month that will soon let students who feel they are being bullied report the behaviour anonymously on a new smartphone application. It also asks teachers to dedicate one professional development day per year to deal with bullying.

had been inspected on a regular basis. Safety concerns also played a roll in the abortive efforts to rescue Perizzolo and Aylwin from the wreckage of the mall after the roof caved in. Teams armed with heavy equipment were forced to call off their search two days after the collapse, saying the structure was too fragile for a traditional rescue effort. The operation resumed hours later after residents took to the streets in protest and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty intervened. Search crews were forced to dismantle a section of the building from the outside in order to retrieve the bodies trapped inside. McGuinty has ordered a public inquiry into the collapse, and the provincial police force has launched a criminal investigation.


Watchdog launches review on law’s 30th anniversary BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. — A federal watchdog is launching a major review of Canada’s Access to Information Act, but at least one critic says she’s overstepping her mandate. Information commissioner Suzanne Legault says her review will look at lessons learned in five other countries, as well as in the provinces, to propose updates for a law born long before the age of the Internet. “Canada has a real opportunity, actually, to reestablish itself as a (global) leader,” she said Friday after announcing the plan. “It’s time to have great expectations for Canadian transparency.” Legault will examine parallel laws and information regimes in Britain, the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia to see what innovations abroad might be imported into Canada. No travel is contemplated, but she will consult with information ombudsmen in the five countries, release a discussion paper in September, then consult with Canadians to have concrete proposals for Parliament in the spring. The Access to Information Act has had a few minor amendments over the years, but has never been overhauled since it was given royal assent on July 7, 1982. Last month, a Halifax-based group ranked Canada 51st in the world on a list of freedom-of-information rankings, behind Angola, Colombia and Niger. Users have complained that Canada’s system is rife with long delays, excessive redactions and few penalties for bad performance. But an expert in Canada’s information law says Legault should stick to her legislated responsibility — resolving complaints from users — instead of using scarce public resources to press for changes. “It’s not the job of the information commissioner to change the law,” said Michel Drapeau, an Ottawa lawyer, noting that the Act assigns the commissioner an ombudsman’s role only. Drapeau says he’s concerned that an ombudsman who lobbies for change can no longer be seen as neutrally interpreting the law, undermining a primary responsibility. Instead, he says the auditor general of Canada is the appropriate official to monitor how effectively departments are carrying out their duties under the legislation, and whether change is needed. And parliamentarians are best suited to amend the law, said Drapeau, co-author of a standard textbook on freedom of information. “In the final analysis, it’s a political exercise.” John Reid, a previous information commissioner, issued a package of detailed proposals to revise the Act, many of which were adopted by the Conservative party in its 2006 election campaign platform. After winning a minority, however, the Harper government abandoned most of its freedom-of-information pledges, though it did expand the number of institutions covered by the law to include Canada Post, the CBC, Via Rail and others. Last year, a Supreme Court of Canada decision declared much of the paper inside a minister’s or prime minister’s office off-limits, dealing a blow to proponents of openness. Canada has since been regarded as an international laggard as more countries adopt tough, modern laws crafted for a world of emails and websites. Legault says her counterparts in other countries view Canada’s laws as “antiquated,” though they applaud the fact that her recommendations to offending departments are usually followed.



Amusement park employee struck and killed by rollercoaster in Montreal MONTREAL — An employee of Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park who strayed into a restricted area while doing repairs was killed Friday by a passing roller-coaster train. Ambulance workers treated numerous clients of the ride and employees for shock after the incident. The 67-year-old employee was declared dead immediately and there were no efforts to revive him because of the obvious extent of his injuries. La Ronde said the ride will be closed indefinitely pending an investigation. A spokesman for the amusement park said investigators want to know why the employee was in the tightly controlled area while he worked. The park said preliminary findings show the ride was operating properly, the area where the employee was found was secure and the man did not notify the ride operator of his movements. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to our team member’s family,” the park said in a statement.

Bail denied to Edmonton couple accused of assaulting twin daughters EDMONTON — Bail has been denied to an Edmonton couple accused of aggravated assault against their twin daughters. The parents were charged after the two-year-old girls were found in the family home in May. They were allegedly malnourished and beaten. Police said paramedics found one of the twins in cardiac arrest, while the other had numerous injuries. The names of the accused cannot be released to protect the identities of the children. The parents are also charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failing to provide the necessities of life. Investigators have said doctors examined the girls and found them to be severely underweight for their age. CTV Edmonton reports that one of the children remains on life support. A third child, a young boy, was found in the home and is now in foster care. The parents are not allowed to communicate with each other or their children.

sands of people have lined the streets of Calgary to watch the parade that kicks off the Stampede’s centennial celebrations. Marching bands, floats and hundreds of horses are part of the fourkilometre-long parade wending its way through the downtown. The parade marshal this year is country crooner Ian Tyson. Bob Johnson, vice-chairman of the Stampede, says the event is a great equalizer — people from all walks of life and from around the world trade in their usual attire for cowboy hats, boots and jeans. Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicked off festivities by congratulating the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. More than one million people attend the Calgary Stampede each year. The celebration of cowboy life runs until July 15.

PQ candidate says he’d already quit journalism job MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, Que. — The Quebec Liberals have written to the province’s press council and Radio-Canada’s ombudsman questioning the ethics and impartiality of a former reporter who is running for the Parti Quebecois in the next election. The Liberals contend that Pierre Duchesne was biased in his reports before his resignation last month. Duchesne worked at Radio-Canada for 25 years and was most recently the network’s chief correspondent at the legislature in Quebec City. Duchesne defended his integrity at a news conference on Friday, saying the Liberal complaint is nothing more than intimidation. “I think it’s not an ethical complaint,” he said. “It’s a political complaint. It’s . . . intimidation. It’s a new game actually and that’s part of the story.” He says the Liberals shouldn’t have waited until after his departure from Radio-Canada to complain about his alleged lack of objectivity. Duchesne says he only decided to run for the PQ within the last 10 days and that there was no contact with the party while he was still employed by Radio-Canada. His candidacy was announced on Thursday by PQ Leader Pauline Marois, who defended him in the wake of questions about his integrity by Premier Jean Charest. Marois insisted Duchesne had not shown any favouritism to the PQ while he was a TV reporter. Duchesne will run in Borduas, a riding near Montreal that is currently held by former PQ member Pierre Curzi. Curzi quit the party in 2011 to sit as an Independent and has announced he is not running again. Charest’s mandate does not run out until next year but there has been increasing speculation that he will call an election for this fall.

Calgary streets full of Nearly 130 dead bison cowboy boots as people line discovered during anthrax up for Stampede parade monitoring in N.W.T. CALGARY — Hundreds of thou-


RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, July 7, 2012 A5 ficer says he was driving down a forest Northwest Territories government is access road in rural Alberta when he warning people to stay away from 128 spotted something unusual among the dead bison that were found during a trees — a drum set. routine flight to monitor anthrax. So the Mountie got out of his patrol The animals were discovered Tuescar and started jamming with the band day near Mills Lake northwest of Fort camping at Dutch Creek last Saturday. Providence. Const. Doug Sokoloski jokes that it The territory says samples are bemight not be common to see drums in ing sent to the Canadian Food Inspecthe woods, but it wasn’t strange for him tion Agency lab in Lethbridge, Alta., to start playing. for testing. The veteran Mountie says he is a The N.W.T. Environment Departmusician who used to rock bars in ment has activated its anthrax emerSaskatchewan in the 80s with a band gency response plan as a precaution called “Shy Boy.” — anyone who discovers a carcass is Sokoloski says the jam session in asked to notify officials. the woods was just another day at work The region where the bison were and a positive way to interact with found is only accessible by boat at this people. time of year, but there are cabins in One of the campers caught Sokolosthe area. ki’s on video and posted it on YouTube Humans can develop skin, respiratory or intestinal infections if they con- where it has had more than 256,000 hits. tract anthra from an infected animal. Anthrax can be fatal but is controllable if promptly treated with antibiotics. The disease is caused by a bacteria that, once introduced into an area, leaves spores that can remain viable DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — A Quein the soil for many years. bec woman has been sentenced to 90 Under certain conditions such as days in jail for being the driver in a wet weather followed by a hot, dry fatal car-surfing incident. spell, the spores become concentrated Jessyka Gauthier will serve her senin low-lying areas. Bison usually contence on weekends and must also do tract the disease by inhaling contami240 hours of community work. nated soil while they are wallowing in Gauthier, who was 18 at the time, dust baths. was driving a car when her friend GaAnthrax is not normally spread brielle Dionne fell off the trunk in the from animal to animal. Quebec town of Drummondville. Dionne suffered fractures to the skull and the spine and plunged into a coma before dying a few days later. Gauthier pleaded guilty previously to a charge of dangerous driving causing death.

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Oil sanctions will hurt Iran There are cynics among us who would argue that the European Union’s oil sanctions against Iran, which went into full effect on July 1, are a double triumph for Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. If you assume that the real reason for his apparent hysteria over the alleged threat of Iranian nuclear weapons is to divert international attention from illegal Israeli settleGWYNNE ments in the ocDYER cupied Palestinian territories, then his strategy has been a spectacular success. The main reason that Israel’s allies are imposing these sanctions is to head off an Israeli military strike against Iran that would destabilize the entire region — and in the meantime, nobody is talking about the Palestinians. In addition, the wily Netanyahu gets a bonus, for these sanctions really are going to hurt Iran economically. Iran is Israel’s most dangerous and implacable enemy, and suddenly its oil exports, and with them its hard currency earnings, are going to be cut in half. Not a bad return on an Israeli policy that cost nothing except some threatening rhetoric. To be fair, not everybody is convinced that Netanyahu’s wild talk about attacking Iran is just hot air. A whole parade of senior Israeli military and intelligence officials has gone public to say that there is no imminent threat of Iranian nuclear weapons, and that attacking Iran “pre-emptively” would be deeply stupid. Clearly, they think Netanyahu really is a mad dog — but many others remain unconvinced. In any case, the question of the moment is not Netanyahu’s strategy. It is whether these sanctions will hurt Iran so much that it will have to give up its cherished program for an independent capacity to enrich nuclear fuel in order to make the pain stop. The answer is: probably not, but they’re going to hurt a lot. The European Union normally takes about one-fifth of Iran’s exports. If Iran cannot find new markets elsewhere, the loss of those exports would be serious but not crippling. However, at the same time the United States is imposing punitive measures on countries elsewhere in the world that continue to buy Iranian oil, and Europe has banned its maritime insurance companies from selling cover to ships carrying Iranian oil. European companies still dominate the global market for maritime insurance, so that matters: South Korea, for example, will stop buying Iranian oil this week. And while the most powerful coun-


THE QUESTION OF THE MOMENT IS NOT NETANYAHU’S STRATEGY. IT IS WHETHER THESE SANCTIONS WILL HURT IRAN SO MUCH THAT IT WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP ITS CHERISHED PROGRAM FOR AN INDEPENDENT CAPACITY TO ENRICH NUCLEAR FUEL IN ORDER TO MAKE THE PAIN (OF SANCTIONS) STOP. tries outside Europe can safely defy the American threat of punitive measures, knowing that they can negotiate exemptions for themselves, many weaker countries have no choice but to obey the American demands. A week ago, an Iranian official admitted privately that the country’s oil exports had already fallen 20 to 30 per cent from the normal level of 2.2 million barrels a day. It is estimated that by July 1, the day all the sanctions came formally into effect, lost sales of Iranian oil amounted to more than a million barrels a day — that is to say, about half of the usual total. This is not a trivial matter for Tehran. Given that the price of oil is also significantly down, and that Iran is now discounting oil sales to its traditional customers heavily to keep them from defecting, its ability to pay for imports is going to be severely constrained — this in a country where the average price of ten basic foods has already risen 70 per cent in three

months. And there is another matter as well. Iran is already storing oil offshore in tankers, but that is clearly only a shortterm solution to the problem of what to do with the unsold surplus. It is also cutting back on how much oil it pumps: the latest figures from the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries say that Iranian production is already down by 720,000 barrels per day. But after a certain point Tehran can no longer deal with the problem by just cutting production at all its wells; it has to start shutting some of them down completely. Re-starting production later can be tricky, and some wells will be permanently damaged by the shutdown. The longer the sanctions last, the more difficult it will become for the Iranian regime. Yet there is almost no chance that Iran will back down. You do not have to assume that the regime really wants to build nuclear weapons to explain its defiance.

This is a country that has faced a century of exploitation and humiliation at the hands of the West, and even those Iranians who loathe the regime will close ranks in defence of their nation’s right to enrich its own nuclear fuel. On the other side, President Barack Obama will go on tightening the screws, because he dares not gamble that Netanyahu is only bluffing about attacking Iran at least until he has won re-election this November. There is no sign that other oil-exporting countries are going to show solidarity with Iran, and there is enough oil on the market at the moment that nobody else is going to go short of the stuff because of the embargo. So it is going to be a long confrontation, and a miserable experience for the average Iranian. But for the rest of the world, it will just be a news story. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

The psychological side of unplanned kids Isaac Newton that coined the theorem “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It was all done in his study of physics, so I don’t think he imagined at first that it applies to all of life. So for all you physicists out there, I apologize, but then it’s not important for the sake of this arCHRIS ticle who, but SALOMONS rather, what, is what’s important. If you hit a ball, it flies away from that impact in the opposite direction to what it was travelling when impacted. That’s physics. Heavy consumption of alcohol for many years will result in the liver reacting in a negative manner as in rejecting the very process it was created to do. That’s physical. Traumatic abuse for many years in


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I’m not bringing this up to debate the right or wrong of this method, just stating what is taking place. So for many, this has become the method of choice, but as in the case of adoptions, I feel that the psychological long-term effects are very seldom discussed or understood. At this point, you may want to throw this article in the trash and call me names, but ignoring the facts is to knowingly walk into quicksand. I’m asking you to let me tell you what I have observed both at the kitchen and just in life generally regarding this matter. The reasons for abortion are as varied as can be. Probably the most common reason is the pressure applied by parents or partner. Then I would think the next most common reason would be because of personal ambition or the inconvenience of a child at that particular time. But I think the least common is because of physical health reasons. Rape has some weight in the subject, of course, but it would fall into one of the above categories. But definitely the most common reason given is from external pressure while confusion reigns in the heart and mind of the mother to

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Food supply efforts need balance It is legitimate to debate the future of our longstanding supply management system, which assures dairy, egg and poultry farmers of a stable price for their efforts and consumers of an adequate and safe supply of these basic foods. But in reviewing the existing system, should we insist on some alternative system to give farmers assurance on minimum prices and consumers on supply, given farming’s uncertain world? This is what the U.S. does through government programs. Or should we simply rely on an unfettered free market, with farmers and consumers DAVID subject to extreme volatilCRANE ity in prices and supplies? Is there a better way to meet the needs of farmers and consumers? Unfortunately, in Canada, the debate has taken on an ugly tone, demonizing some 17,000 dairy, egg and poultry farmers who are alleged to enjoy prosperous lives on the backs of millions of lower-income Canadian consumers. Abolishing supply management is a war on poverty, we are told. But this hugely misrepresents reality. Critics also make the bizarre claim that Canada is prevented from pursuing international trade agreements, despite the fact that we have just concluded several and are in the final round of free trade with Europe and now the Trans Pacific Partnership. Supply management, the Conservatives said in


last year’s election, “helps ensure the success of Canadian farmers, through price stability, predictable levels of imports, and reasonable returns for their production.” At the same time, it said, supply management “also helps provide a consistent supply of high-quality, nutritious food for Canadian consumers.” The Conservative Party pledged to “stand up for Canadian farmers and industries, by defending supply management in all international forums and bilateral negotiations.” That commitment is quite clear. Critics, though, demand the system be abolished. Martha Hall Findlay, a former Liberal MP, has published a highly-charged report calling for elimination of the supply management system. Likewise, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, a conservative think tank, has published polemics denouncing supply management farmers as gougers exploiting low-income Canadians and imperilling Canadian trade opportunities. Yet much of this “analysis” is questionable. Findlay, for example, compares Canadian and U.S. consumer prices for whole milk and finds that a 4-litre purchase in March cost $9.60 in Canada, compared to $3.68 in the U.S., leading her to calculate that Canadians pay $300 “more than they should” for milk. Leaving aside whether these are comparable prices to begin with, in a survey of three retail chains I found real price competition, with the cost of a fourlitre bag of two per cent milk, which most Canadians drink, ranging from $4.59 to $6.79; a four-litre bag of whole milk ranged from $5.59 to $6.79, well below Findlay’s $9.60. Abolish supply management, we are also told, and food processors, supermarkets and restaurants will pass on price savings — this surely is wishful think-

ing. Likewise, it is misleading to say we are only talking about 17,000 dairy, poultry and egg farmers and their families, so they don’t matter much. But rural communities have a wide range of suppliers who service these farms — selling, for example, farm equipment, building supplies, pesticides and herbicides to grow the hay and grains for feed, veterinarian services, and the like. Statistics Canada estimates that quotas in 2011 had a value of about $30 billion. Many farmers have gone into debt to buy these quotas. So how would farmers be compensated — or would they — for the loss of their quota? Findlay talks of a tax levy on milk to compensate for the elimination of the dairy quota but does not indicate whether this would be full or only partial compensation and how big a levy it would have to be or for how many years. But if supply management is killed, would there be new government programs to ensure some stability to prices for farmers and processors and safety and supply for consumers? Critics are not proposing such programs. Yet the U.S. has found that it has had to provide an array of government programs for its dairy industry to offset the volatility of pricing and supply. The U.S. Senate’s new farm bill, for example, contains a new support program for dairy farmers. It may be that we can find a better system. But rather than polemics and dubious assertions, we need a debate that informs us on the most effective way to address farm and consumer interests and which recognizes we need to find a way to balance both. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Britain enjoying favourite summer bash: Wimbledon If you haven’t noticed by my unavoidable choice of topics, this summer is a huge year for sport in the U.K. But there is still one more to highlight in the UK’s annual social calendar, and it is in full beam of the public spotlight once again. Despite all the other big screen sport distractions, the nation is as fixated on it as ever. Spain’s big win in the football Euros BRIT is last week’s KENNEDY news — less so to me, as I’m still buzzing from the joint celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Canada Day, where Our Lady Peace played a free concert to mark Canada’s 145th birthday. We’re still thinking of the Olympics as four theoretical weeks of hell — a London local’s nightmare that might pass us by if we close our eyes and pretend not to notice. However, the London Underground network is now releasing warnings that walking and cycling are strongly recommended alternative routes to work, which is unambiguously code for “we’re in s--- now!”. The welcome distraction, and Britain’s favourite annual tournament, is of course Wimbledon. It’s the world’s most prestigious tennis major and it takes place on the grassy courts of southwest London, in much the same way it did when it was first founded in 1969. It is the only international tournament still played on grass, adhering to the tradition from which the game evolved. Like much of British culture, tradi-


tion is at the heart of the championship. That also includes a strictly white dress code for competitors, and of course endless punnets of British strawberries. It’s not a game for the lower classes, with a small handful of berries and cream costing over £3. But then, it never has been. Even now the Royal Box in Centre Court gets high priority. In the Queen’s presence, the players are required to bow or curtsy before the game begins. If only the Queen could order Murray to win. Rain is also a big part of the tradition. Due to England’s unpredictable weather, Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof so the big matches can play on in any conditions. For fans who camp outside overnight for a chance of day tickets (ballot tickets are allotted by Christmas and, like the Olympic tickets, only a small percentage of applicants have any luck), this means they won’t go home unrewarded. Neither will the successful players. With this year’s prize money valued at £16,060,000, the trophies are a mere afterthought for Wimbledon champions. Maria Sharapova famously asked for an advance on her prize money when she made it through to the semifinals. Perhaps she was scheduled to fly out of London straight after the tournament and didn’t want to miss out on the High Street sales. The nation’s fascination with the game and the players is unsurpassed by any other event. The BBC’s coverage is endless throughout the day, with people calling in to complain when the announcers dare to talk too much. Like golf, it’s a game where the anticipation is ruined when the over-eager presenter rattles off expletives as Nadel prepares to serve for game point. With regret, that won’t be happening this year. The world is still recovering from the shock of Nadel’s exit in


Britain’s Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, watch Roger Federer of Switzerland play Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during a quarterfinals match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, on Wednesday: the Royal Box in Centre Court gets high priority. the second round. Another popular viewer complaint is player grunting, famously championed by Portuguese player Michelle Brito. She was scientifically proven to exceed both Sharapova and the Williams sisters in decibels. Turn the volume up and your neighbours might suspect you of enjoying a rather more raucous form of entertainment. “It would feel like something is missing in my game if I just stop,” Brito has said in her defence. Yes, the soundtrack to 50 Shades of Grey (the X-rated E.L. James’ trilogy will undoubtedly be translated for the big screen, not to mention the stunned wide-eyed teens who convince their parents it’s just a documentary on colour psychology) would be a tragic loss for her spectators. In any case, it all comes to an end this weekend, and the country is destined to return to our normal shade

of sun-starved white after our strawberry-induced glow fades away. Cue the beginning of a year long conversation about that match at Wimbledon, and whether Nadel will make it to the men’s final in 2013. And as we all turn our minds to the summer holidays — and the Olympic beach volleyball players whose bodies will set the tone for this summer’s swimsuit challenges — the tennis courts will suddenly fill up for all of July and August. As I’ve seen year on year, Wimbledon spreads a tennis fever that sweeps the nation like a fitness epidemic. If it means dreaming about Nadel’s bronzed biceps for a few more weeks, I’m more than happy to catch it. Brit Kennedy grew up in Red Deer and graduated from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. She attended university in Scotland and is now living and working in London, England.

The time the old trapper almost died It’s finally summer and that can mean only one thing: baseball and football. Well, and soccer. And golf. Tennis. Biking. … OK, never mind, let me start again. … Take 2: It’s finally summer and that always makes me think of my old trapper. That’s better — now everybody knows what I’m talking about. Right? I had been saving my allowance all that Grade 6 springtime, ever since I saw the Cooper glove in the window at Horsley’s Hardware. It sat there glowing like some sacred jewel in a scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Cooper Baseball Glove. It beckoned to me when I wasn’t there at the store window; it captivated me when I was. HARLEY You see, it wasn’t just any HAY Cooper baseball glove. It was a trapper. And I’d always wanted a trapper; since Grade 5 that is, when I started playing baseball in the city league. A trapper, to me, was the coolest of all baseball gloves. Only the first baseman used a trapper. It’s unlike any other baseball glove, tall and narrow and generally has no fingers like most gloves. It’s specially designed to snag the high hard one gunned by the third baseman from the farthest end of the diamond, or to pull a bouncing double play ball from the dirt. And I really wanted to be that first baseman with a trapper. When I finally talked Mom and Dad into helping me buy the precious glove, I remember putting it on my skinny little hand for the first time. I was grinning like a mule chewing on barbed wire and smacking the pocket with my fist over and over again, when the old guy behind the counter at Horsley’s Hardware, reading my mind, said: “Ya gotta break it in kid. Tie it up at night, with a ball in the pocket. Here, I’ll show ya.” And so every night I would put a baseball in the pocket of the trapper, and then wind it tightly closed


round and round with thick string, and leave it like that until I needed it again. The theory was that this would mould the thick leather into a pliable glove with a perfect pocket, and you know what — it worked pretty good, too. Pretty good until my best friend John Lacey threw my prized perfect-pocket first baseman’s trapper’s mitt into the Red Deer River. John had invited me to a family picnic out at the Fort Normandeau Historical Park. He made special mention for me to bring my new trapper on account of the fact that they were going to play baseball and he wanted to see for himself this supernatural glove in action. Out at Fort Normandeau, before even thinking about getting a baseball game together, we had to check out the river first, being boys ’n’ all. So we ran down the path to the river, all excited, me wearing my trapper like I always did anywhere near the remote possibility of a baseball game breaking out, all of us fooling around, coming to a screeching halt at the edge of the small bank laughing and pushing each other back and forth like boys will do. John’s non-identical twin brother Fred bent down to pick up a stick to throw into the deep and swift waters, and beside me John wheeled around the other way with another stick and that’s when it happened. I can remember it as crystal clear as if it happened 10 minutes ago. As if the three of us were standing right there moments ago. I turned right, John turned left and his arm somehow hit my glove and he knocked the Cooper Trapper’s Mitt right off my hand, right into the raging Red Deer River! I was suddenly yelling “OH NO, OH NO, OH NO!” and John was yelling “I’M SORRY, I’M SORRY, I’M SORRY!” And, though I hate to admit it, I actually started bawling like a baby right in front of my friends. Then suddenly, like a phoenix rising from the watery grave, somehow up popped the trapper in the water, like a wounded duck a few feet down stream. And to my amazement, John is catching up to the glove and somehow he is hooking the thick strap with his stick and he’s pulling it towards the shore, towards the bank, the stick bending, almost break-

ing, and I’m yelling and Fred’s yelling, and I think even John is yelling. And then he’s kneeling and reaching and he’s plunging his arm into the freezing black water, somehow balancing on the bank, and I’m yelling for him not to fall in, and he pulls the glove out of the raging waters and hangs on for dear life and scrambles up the bank to safer higher ground where he can’t possibly drop it back into the Red Deer River. I take the trapper from him, and it’s not the same anymore. It’s a saturated dark brown, almost black now, and it must weigh one hundred pounds, stiff as a board. It’s like holding a piece of water-logged firewood. I try to put the dripping blob of leather on my hand and John is apologizing like crazy and I’m telling him it’s OK and thanking him over and over again for rescuing it, and Fred says that we should bring the glove over to the campfire at the picnic and dry it out. So that’s what we did. And we all still managed to have tons of fun at the picnic, although I sat out of the baseball game on account of the fact that I was keeping watch on my trapper by the fire. Turning it over at regular intervals, keeping it not too hot and not too cold. Like cooking marshmallows only much more important. The glove really never was the same again after nearly drowning in the Red Deer River. But I still used it for the few remaining years of my city league baseball career. And my faithful trapper’s mitt and me got play first base, too, and ended up making some pretty good plays, if I do say so myself. Then my attention turned to more important things like girls and motorcycles and I didn’t have time for baseball anymore. But now it’s another summer again and that old trapper is sitting right there on a shelf beside my desk. In fact, I’m looking at it right now. I wonder if my old buddy John is up for a game of catch. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

A8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, July 7, 2012

General’s defection suggests Assad’s inner circle weaker

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday hailed an accelerating wave of defections in President Bashar Assad’s inner circle as the United States and its international allies pleaded once again for global sanctions against the Syrian regime. Frustrated by the slow pace of diplomacy, Clinton lambasted Russia and China for standing in the way. Speaking after a 100-nation conference in Paris, Clinton said Syria’s “regime insiders and the military establishment are starting to vote with their feet” by abandoning the four-decade Assad dynasty. She spoke after Western officials reported top Assad aide aide Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass had left the country. “Those with the closest knowledge of Assad’s actions and crimes are moving away,” Clinton told reporters. “We think that is a very promising development. It also raises questions for those remaining in Damascus, who are still supporting this regime.” Tlass’ departure from Syria provided welcome news for the U.S. and its European and Arab partners after another gathering of the “Friends of Syria” group that demonstrated the international community’s continued inability to end 16 months of bloodshed that activists say has killed some 14,000 people. The defection of Tlass, a member of the elite Republican Guards and a son of a former defence minister, is the first major crack in the upper reaches of Assad’s regime, which has remained largely cohesive throughout the uprising. Tlass has not spoken publicly since his defection and his whereabouts remain unknown, though French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the general was en route to France, where Tlass’ sister lives. Fabius later backtracked, saying he was not sure of Tlass’ final destination. Even those closest to him “are starting to realize that you cannot support a butcher like Mr. Bashar Assad,” Fabius said. Hassem Hashimi, a member of Syria’s opposition National Council, said the development could open more cracks in Assad’s power base. “The defection of Tlass will encourage a lot of similar people to defect as well,” he told The Associated Press in Paris. As the son of longtime Defence Minister Mustafa Tlass, the general was a member of the Syrian Baath Party aristocracy, part of a privileged class that flourished under the Assad dynasty. He also was one of the most important Sunni figures in Syria’s Alawite-dominated regime.

MEXICO CITY — The official count in Mexico’s presidential election concluded Friday with results showing that presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto got about 3.3 million more votes than his closest rival, giving him a 6.6 per cent lead in the former ruling party’s bid to regain power. The count by the country’s electoral authority, which included a ballot-by-ballot recount at more than half of polling places, showed Pena Nieto getting 38.21 per cent of votes. His top challenger, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, got 31.59 per cent. The final count of the roughly 50.3 million valid ballots was almost exactly the same as the quick count released hours after the elections. Lopez Obrador said he will file a formal legal challenge to the vote count in electoral courts next week, based on the allegation that Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, engaged in vote-buying that illegally tilted millions of votes. PRI officials deny the charge. “Rivers of illicitly obtained money were used to buy millions of votes,” Lopez Obrador told a news conference Friday. He also claimed that the recount of ballots at over half of polling places had not been carried out as thoroughly as promised. Josefina Vazquez Mota of the conservative National Action Party got 25.41 per cent of votes cast in Sunday’s elections, and the small New Alliance Party got 2.29 per cent, barely passing the two-per cent barrier needed to preserve the party’s place on future ballots. Almost 2.5 per cent of ballots where voided; while some voters in Mexico void their ballots as a form of protest, some also simply make mistakes in marking them. The final vote count must be certified in September by the Federal Electoral Tribunal. The tribunal has declined to overturn previously contested elec-

tions, including a 2006 presidential vote that was far closer than Sunday’s. Accusations of vote-buying began surfacing in June, but sharpened early this week as thousands of people rushed to grocery stores on the outskirts of Mexico City to redeem pre-paid gift cards worth about 100 pesos ($7.50). Many said they got the cards from PRI supporters before Sunday’s elections. Lopez Obrador said millions of voters had received either pre-paid cards, cash, groceries, construction materials or appliances. Lopez Obrador would not rule out street protests, like the one he led in 2006 to protest alleged fraud in the presidential elections of that year, which he narrowly lost to President Felipe Calderon. But he said Thursday that his challenge of the results would be channeled through legal venues, like the electoral institute and courts. “We have acted and we will continue to act in a responsible way, adhering to the legal procedure. Nobody can say we are violating the law,” Lopez Obrador said. Leonardo Valdes, the president of the Federal Electoral Institute, said he doesn’t see any grounds for overturning the results. “I do not see any justification for rejecting the entirety of the election results,” Valdes said. “Rejecting the results would be like rejecting the effort of those 50 million voters.” In an interview with the newspaper Excelsior published Friday, President Calderon said “electoral authorities have an obligation, of course, to give us an answer” about the allegations, adding “what we need, in any case, are legal and institutional reforms, so that this kind of accusations don’t arise again.” Simply giving away such gifts is not illegal under Mexican electoral law, as long as the expense is reported to electoral authorities. Giving gifts to influence votes is a crime, though is not generally viewed as grounds for overturning an election.

George Zimmerman leaves Florida jail BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. — The neighbourhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin has left a Florida jail, less than 24 hours after a judge set his bond at $1 million. George Zimmerman left the Seminole County jail

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QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at a roadside restaurant in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 18 people, officials said. In the northwest, a U.S. drone strike killed 12 suspected militants near the Afghan border. The people killed in the restaurant attack in the remote town of Turbat in Baluchistan province were Pakistanis travelling with smugglers to Europe through neighbouring Iran, said Abdul Razzaq, a government official in the area. Two people were also wounded, he said. It’s unclear what motivated the attack. Baluchistan regularly experiences violence from both Islamist militants and nationalists who demand a greater share of the province’s natural resources. Earlier, U.S. drones fired a total of five missiles at a compound in Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal area, according to Pakistani intelligence officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. In addition to the militants killed, six others were wounded, some of them critically, they said. Those hit were believed to loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a militant commander whose forces frequently target U.S. and other NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, the officials said. A similar drone attack Sunday killed eight of Bahadur’s fighters. U.S. officials rarely speak publicly about the covert CIA drone program in Pakistan. The strikes are extremely unpopular in Pakistan because many believe they mostly kill civilians, a claim disputed by the U.S. Pakistani officials regularly denounce the attacks of violations of the country’s sovereignty.

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an you remember your first experience with live theatre? Whether it was an amateur performance put on by a community theatre group or a professional production running in a purpose-built venue, it is hard to deny that there is something magical about live theatre. When the lights are dimmed and the curtain goes up, you can feel a unique kind of energy and you become part of it — caught up in the emotion of a moment. Alberta has an active and thriving theatre scene and summer is a good time to re-experience the magic of live theatre or to introduce theatre to younger family members. Many children and teens get the opportunity to read and study Shakespearean plays in school, but few have the chance to experience the plays performed live — the way they were meant to be seen. An Alberta theatre adventure has something to offer the entire family and there is no better time than summer to experience the thrill of live theatre. Here are a few suggestions for theatre adventures to consider throughout the province this summer.

Shakespeare in the park It’s hard to learn to love Shakespeare if you have only read his work in books. Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be seen and heard and while you can learn a great deal from studying and reading, it is far more difficult to feel the meaning of the words without the sound of the dialogue, the sights of the stage and the energy from the audience. Red Deer’s The Bard on Bower, a Prime Stock Theatre presentation, will stage Macbeth (opening July 26) and The Taming of the Shrew (opening July 19) at Bower Ponds. Audiences for Bard on Bower are advised to bring their own lawnchairs, blankets and mosquito repellent. A beer tent will also be available on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission is by donation. The Taming of the Shrew is on from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 19, 20, 21, 25, 29, and Aug. 2. It will also run from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 28 and Aug. 2. Macbeth is on from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 3 and 4. It also runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 29. Calgary’s Shakespeare in the Park (www.mtroyal. ca) is celebrating their 25th season with a staging of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Prince’s Island Park from June 27 to Aug. 10. The cast will include Theatre Calgary professionals and students from Mount Royal’s Theatre Arts diploma program. The show runs from Wednesday to Sunday (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. and is ideal for even young theatregoers. Admission is “pay what you can.� In Edmonton, the Free Will Players is a not-forprofit theatre company that has been operating the Freewill Shakespeare Festival (www.freewillshake-

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Cassia Schramm (Anne) and David Snider (Matthew) have great chemistry in Rosebud Theatre’s summer production of the musical Anne of Green Gables. in Hawrelak Park for more than 20 years. This year, they will be performing Julius Caesar and The Tempest between June 26 and July 22. Shows run nightly at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Pay-What-You-Will performances are on Tuesday evenings. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and are free for children under 12. A festival pass will cost $40.

Fringe theatre Fringe Theatre has grown into an international phenomenon that attracts tourists and theater buffs to various festival cities worldwide. This form of theatre is particularly popular in Canada where the oldest and largest non-juried fringe theater festival in North America can be found in Edmonton. “The great thing about the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is that you can find shows you won’t see anywhere else,� says Ross Bradley, a self-proclaimed theatre junkie who has attended the event every year for more than 20 years. “I love the variety of entertainment available. There is everything from slapstick comedy to serious drama and I usually look for cutting edge theatre that will challenge me and be interesting to watch.� The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival ( will be held from Aug. 16 to 26. Calgary also has a growing fringe theatre movement and the Calgary Fringe Festival ( will take place from Aug. 3 to 11 this year.

Canadian Badlands Passion Play The Canadian Badlands Passion Play ( has been performed in Drumheller since 1994 in a natural bowl amphitheatre that provides a dramatic backdrop for the play and superb natural acoustics. The play follows the story of the life of Jesus Christ as found in the four gospels and uses the skills of more than 200 performers in colourful costumes to depict various biblical stories such as the Feeding of the Five Thousand. The play will run this year from July 13 to 22. Tickets start at $36 per person. What could be more appropriate than watching a play about small town life being performed in a small Alberta hamlet?

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Alberta’s largest rural professional theatre is staging Anne of Green Gables this summer until Aug. 25. Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s lovable characters, the play is sure to please theatregoers of all ages. The play runs Wednesday to Saturday with matinee and evening performances at the Rosebud Theatre ( Tickets start at $58 for adults and $35 for children and include a buffet lunch or dinner. Rosebud is located 25 km southwest of Drumheller.

New West Theatre During the summer months, the Yates Theatre in Lethbridge really hops as the New West Theatre ( stages its annual summertime music-comedy revue shows. This summer, they are staging Bandstand from July 4 to 28 and Party On! from Aug. 8 to Sept. 1. Bandstand features the music that dominated the airwaves in the 1960s, while Party On! features songs by Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston and others. Both shows have lively dancing and great costumes. Tickets cost $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and $12 for children under 12.

Carriage House Theatre Built in 1912, Cardston’s Carriage House Theatre ( has changed hands many times and is currently used as both a movie theatre and a live theatre venue. This summer, the Carriage House Theatre Foundation is staging three productions simultaneously — The Marvelous Wondrettes, Drowsy Chaperone and Once Upon a Mattress. The shows are all family-friendly and appropriate for theatregoers of all ages. The casts are comprised of young energetic theatre students, so the performances are always lively. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, and $12 for youth ages 5-18. Performances take place Monday to Saturday most weeks in July and August. Cardston is about 45 minutes outside Waterton Lakes National Park in the southwest corner of Alberta. For more information on what’s playing in Alberta’s thriving theatre scene, visit the Theatre Alberta website: Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. If you have a travel story you would like to share or know someone with an interesting travel story who we might interview, please email: or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.















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with plenty of pretty scenery. LODGING: Charles’ Transylvanian manor at Valea Zalanului, in a remote village in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains is a must for those wanting to go for the “Transylvanian royal experience.” Guests can also stay in restored cottages owned by Count Tibor Kalnoky in the village of Miclosoara, where Charles also stays. Prices start at 39 euros a night. Hiking and nature tours are also offered. Details at http:// . Charles also owns a house in the village of Viscri, where lodging and activities are available from a guesthouse called Viscri 125, .


SASCHIZ, Romania — On the last day of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Prince Charles joined his mother at Buckingham Palace and waved to the crowds in a ceremony watched by millions around the globe. The next day, the 63-year-old heir to the British throne was a world away, in the heart of Transylvania, a tranquil haven he calls “the jewel in Romania’s crown,” soaking up rural scenes that look like pages from Grimms’ fairy tales. Here, in the small 13th century town of Saschiz, life has all but stood still. With its UNESCO heritage site of a Saxon fortified church, wolves and bears roaming the woods, and lush meadows brimming with fruits untainted by chemical fertilizers, it is an unspoiled treasure luring Westerners — like Prince Charles — in search of a quieter life. “This area is Europe’s last great lowland landscapes ... and this part of Transylvania is unique — miles and miles of wildflower-rich grasslands, rolling hills with oak and beech forest sheltering wolves, bears, and eagles. “And all this is still in ecological working order, in which small-scale farmers coexist with the richest natural diversity of anywhere in Europe,” said Nat Page, a former British diplomat who now works as a conservationist. After communism ended in 1989, the region spiraled into economic and social decline as tens of thousands of well-educated young and middle-aged Saxons, descended from a Germanic tribe that settled here in the 13th century, emigrated to Germany in search of better jobs and a more stable lifestyle. Their administrative and farming skills and business savvy left a dent in the community, but another trend is emerging: Entrepreneurs and conservationists, mostly British, are moving to Transylvania to turn the bounty of the land into a thriving and sustainable business while respecting the environment and providing a livelihood for local residents. Take the humble rhubarb. The Saxons brought the rhubarb to Romania 800 years ago and the pink-stalked fruit, together with the elderflower and a basketful of other hedgerow fruit, are the core of business here. Jams and relishes based on traditional Saxon recipes are sold in places as diverse as Bucharest airport’s dutyfree shop and London’s Fortnum & Mason, the upscale store known for specialty goods and products approved by the royal family. The elderflower is king of the crops. It is so abundant that a study found 26 tons of elderflowers bought by a British company from 1,200 residents represent just three to four per cent of the local elderflower harvest. After the flowers are picked, the juice is extracted from the scented cream petals and is then sent to Britain to be bottled as delicate elderflower cordial, sold in upmarket supermarkets and pubs. (In the U.S., the plant’s berries are sometimes used to make elderberry wine and other products.) “The elderflower product is the backbone of our business. In 2012 we set out to collect 13 tons of elderflower. Now when we thought about it, one flower weighs six grams. It’s quite an exercise to envisage what 13 tons would look like,” said Jim Turnbull, a British entrepreneur, who ended up producing twice that amount. “We are putting a huge amount of money into the community every May and June just for elderflower, but we’re using the same teams to collect other fruit and berries that we’re making into jams and juices.” Charles visited Turnbull’s premises on his last visit and has given his stamp of approval to Transylvanian “royal” honey, which will soon be sold in Fortnum & Mason. When he visits, Charles stays either in a restored 19th century manor in the hillside village of Valea Zalanu-

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Alouettes 41 Blue Bombers 30 MONTREAL — Brandon Whitaker made his name rushing the football but the stocky tailback showed he can catch it just as well. Whitaker scored a career-high three touchdowns, two of them on passes from a rejuvenated Anthony Calvillo, as the Montreal Alouettes downed the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 41-30 in the CFL on Friday night. Whitaker led Montreal’s receivers with 11 catches for 137 yards and also rushed for 98 as the Alouettes (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening 38-10 loss in Calgary last week with a dominant attack, with 551 yards of net offence. “The coaches saw something out there and they took advantage of it,” said Whitaker, who led the CFL in rushing last season. It was also redemption time for Calvillo, who completed 31 of 39 passes for 443 yards. He had three TD tosses and did not have any picked off after throwing two interceptions the week before. Rookie Patrick Lavoie also had a TD catch and backup quarterback Adrian McPherson threw a scoring pass to defensive lineman J.P Bekasiak on a short yardage play for Montreal (1-1). Sean White had two field goals. Winnipeg (0-2) QB Buck Pierce, forced out of the season opening 33-16 loss in Vancouver by an injury after completing just three passes, was back to his scrambling self and threw a TD pass to Chris Matthews.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Nick Foligno to a three-year, $9.15 million contract. General manager Scott Howson announced the signing Friday, five days after Foligno was picked up in a trade with Ottawa for defenceman Marc Methot. Foligno, who was a restricted free agent, will receive $2.5 million in 2012-13, $3 million in 2013-14 and $3.75 in 2014-15. The 24-year-old Foligno, who had 15 goals and 32 assists a year ago, is expected to add some much needed punch to the Blue Jackets’ offence. He has 61 goals and 87 assists with 299 penalty minutes in 351 career NHL games with the Senators.


● Lacrosse: Peewee, bantam and midget A provincials at Kinex and Kin City A, first game at 10 a.m., last game at 8:30 p.m. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Edmonton at Red Deer, doubleheader at noon and 3 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Midget AAA baseball: Sherwood Park Gold at Red Deer, doubleheader at noon and 3 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Parkland baseball: Rocky Mountain House at Carstairs, Eckville at Irricana, doubleheaders at 1 and 3 p.m. ● Major women’s soccer: Calgary Alliance at Red Deer City, 2 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Alberta Football League: Edmonton Garrison Army at Central Alberta Buccaneers, 4 p.m., Lacombe MEGlobal Athletic Park. ● Pro rodeo: Benalto Pro Rodeo, 7 p.m. ● Sunburst baseball: Parkland at Red Deer Stags, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS White Sox 4 Blue Jays 2 CHICAGO — The Toronto Blue Jays are trudging into the All-Star break a weary team. They’re in great need of some time off and some reinforcements. “Tonight was the first sign of fatigue. Not to make excuses, but this starting nine has been running out there every day,” manager John Farrell said after his team committed two errors and was beaten by Jake Peavy and the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night. “That’s where some of the lack of depth on the bench, because we’re carrying an extra pitcher, starts to come into play a little bit,” Farrell added. “We’re not making excuses. We’re looking to find ways to conserve energy to get through this first half. It’s shown up the last couple of nights.” Peavy (7-5) allowed five hits and a run in 7 1/3 innings, giving up a homer to Adam Lind. Chicago got three runs in the fifth when the Blue Jays played some sloppy defence and A.J. Pierzynski homered in the sixth off Aaron Laffey. Laffey (0-1) yielded eight hits and four runs — three earned — in six innings with a walk and four strikeouts. “He keeps the game under control, throws a lot of strikes, doesn’t get rattled in certain situations and is not going to pitch away from contact,” Farrell said of Laffey. “They were able to bunch some hits together in that fifth inning, and we contributed with some of the defence, but overall he’s done a good job for us.” Dayan Viciedo led off the fifth with a double and scored on Alexei Ramirez’s single. Ramirez made it to second on the throw and went to third when Toronto left fielder Rajai Davis’ toss sailed over the head of catcher J.P. Arencibia for an error. Beckham then followed with a bloop sin-


Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham tags out Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista during the first inning in Chicago, Friday. gle to left between three defenders to give the White Sox a 2-1 lead and made second when third baseman Brett Lawrie made an errant flip attempt to Davis, hoping to get the ball back to the infield. Beckham advanced to third on a fly ball and scored an RBI single by Kevin Youkilis. It was Youkilis’ seventh RBI in the four-game homestand, his first with the White Sox since a trade from Boston last month. “We didn’t help our cause here tonight,” said Farrell, whose team has lost 7 of 11 to fall to 42-42. “I thought we hit some balls against Peavy fairly hard. Didn’t find a hole, but he did a very good job against us.

Not many opportunities. He pretty much kept us in check.” Peavy had been 0-4 in his previous four starts — throwing two complete games — when Chicago scored only two runs total during those losses. “It’s a whole different feeling, I promise you that,” Peavy said. “When you get a lead in a ballgame as a starting pitcher, it changes the whole way you go about things. I know it shouldn’t. ... You know you have room to wiggle a little bit. You are more aggressive and it’s just nice.”

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Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo fires a pass during their game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday, in Montreal.

Backup quarterback Alex Brink scored a late TD, Demond Washington scored on a spectacular punt return and Justin Palardy added three field goals. Pierce came away feeling the Bombers could have had more. They gave up the ball on downs after having first down on the Montreal six in the fourth quarter, and twice settled for short field goals when they needed TDs. “I’m frustrated at myself and the loss,” said Pierce. “It seemed like we executed well up to the 20-yard line, and then we couldn’t put the ball in the end zone. “We made some improvements and we looked like a pretty efficient offence at times, but we left some things out there and I’m pretty disappointed about that.” It was Pierce’s first loss in four meetings with the Alouettes over the last two seasons. The Bombers and Alouettes both finished 10-8 in the East Division last season, but Winnipeg took first lace by winning the season series between them. They used that to reach the Grey Cup game for the first time since 2007, losing to B.C. “We’ve got to learn how to win,” added Pierce. “Last year, we won these games on the road. “We have to get to the point we were, to understand these games are within our reach. It’s us stopping ourselves, that’s the frustrating part. They didn’t do anything we didn’t know they’d do.”

Lions 39 Tiger Cats 36 VANCOUVER — Shawn Gore scored two receiving touchdowns and Tim Brown returned a punt 81 yards for another as the B.C. Lions beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 39-36 in CFL action Friday night. The defending Grey Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS Cup-champion Lions overcame a slow start and Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ survived a late Hamil- Chevon Walker runs into ton rally for their second straight win. The Tiger- B.C. Lions’ Adam Bighill Cats remained winless during the CFL game after two games. Paul Mc- in Vancouver, B.C., on Callum’s third field goal Friday. of the game, a 19-yarder at 9:34 of the fourth quarter, proved to be the difference. Chevon Walker and Chris Walker both scored two touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats, who outscored the Lions 15-6 in the final quarter only to fall short. Hamilton had won four of the past five-regular-season meetings between the teams dating to 2009. Including playoffs, the Southern Ontario squad was 4-2 against B.C. in the same time span.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — One week after he won for the third time this season, Tiger Woods gets a rare weekend off. Woods missed the cut in the Greenbrier Classic by a stroke Friday, following an opening 71 with a 69 to finish at even par. He missed a cut for only the ninth time in his PGA Tour career, and for the third time in a tournament following a victory. After winning Sunday at Congressional, Woods was on a course he’d never seen before. “I didn’t quite have it,” Woods said. “I drove it really good today and I just did not have the feel for the distances. The ball was just going forever. I know we’re at altitude, but I just couldn’t get the ball hit pin high no matter what I did, and subsequently, I made some bogeys.” Phil Mickelson also failed to advance to weekend play, the first time Woods and Mickelson have missed the cut in the same tournament as professionals. Mickelson shot his second straight 71. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson topped the leaderboard at 9 under when play was suspended because of darkness in the round that was delayed

because of rain. Simpson made a six-foot birdie putt on the par-3 18th for a 4-under-66. David Hearn (68) of Brantford, Ont., and Graham DeLaet (70) of Weyburn, Sask., are both 3-under par and tied for 36th. Both Calgary’s Stephen Ames (72) and Jon Mills (75) of Oshawa, Ont., were projected to miss the cut. A dozen players were unable to complete the round. Woods believes his distance control will be easy to work on heading to the British Open, which starts July 19 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. “Yeah, because it’s not going to be this warm and we’re not going to be at altitude. We’ll be on the beach,” he said. After the rain delay, Woods had bogeys at Nos. 10 and 11 to fall to 3 over, then made three birdies down the stretch but missed two other tries from inside 12 feet. The other times that Woods followed a win with a missed cut came in 2005 at Disney and in 2009 at the British Open. Both those times he took a week off after his wins. When Woods was an amateur, he and Mickelson missed the cut in the 1993 Byron Nelson.

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Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 2-2) at Boston (F.Morales 1-1), 10:35 a.m., 1st game Kansas City (B.Chen 7-7) at Detroit (Fister 1-6), 2:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 8-3) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 6-8), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 5-5) at Cleveland (Jimenez 7-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 0-0) at Texas (D.Holland 5-4), 5:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 9-6) at Boston (Doubront 8-4), 5:15 p.m., 2nd game Baltimore (Hammel 8-4) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 9-1), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 7-7) at Oakland (J.Parker 5-3), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games All-Star Game at Kansas City, MO, 6:15 p.m. Friday’s Major League Linescores Kan. City 000 020 000 — 2 7 0 Detroit 002 002 00x — 4 9 0 J.Sanchez, Mijares (6), L.Coleman (8) and B.Pena; Smyly, Villarreal (7), Coke (7), Benoit (8), Valverde (9) and Avila. W—Smyly 4-3. L—J.Sanchez 1-5. Sv—Valverde (16). HRs—Detroit, D.Young (8). Tampa Bay 202 060 000 — 10 13 1 Cleveland 200 010 000 — 3 9 0 Cobb, Farnsworth (7), W.Davis (8), Badenhop (9) and Lobaton; Masterson, Hagadone (5), Accardo (6), Sipp (8), Rogers (9) and C.Santana. W—Cobb 4-5. L—Masterson 5-8. HRs—Tampa Bay, Zobrist (11), Scott (10). New York 510 000 400 — 10 14 1 Boston 510 010 100 — 8 14 0 Kuroda, Logan (6), Eppley (7), D.Robertson (7),

R.Soriano (8) and R.Martin; Beckett, Albers (6), A.Miller (7), Padilla (7), Atchison (7), Melancon (8) and Saltalamacchia. W—Logan 4-0. L—A.Miller 2-1. Sv—R.Soriano (20). HRs—Boston, Saltalamacchia (17), C.Ross (13). Minnesota 003 100 100 — 5 9 0 Texas 000 001 000 — 1 6 2 Liriano, Burton (7), Perkins (9) and Butera; M.Perez, Scheppers (7), Tateyama (8), Kirkman (9) and Torrealba. W—Liriano 3-7. L—M.Perez 1-1. HRs— Minnesota, Morneau (11).

Milwaukee at Houston, 12:05 p.m. Miami at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games All-Star Game at Kansas City, MO, 6:15 p.m. Friday’s Major League Linescores

Toronto 010 000 001 — 2 6 2 Chicago 000 031 00x — 4 9 1 Laffey, J.Chavez (7) and Arencibia; Peavy, Thornton (8), Reed (9) and Pierzynski. W—Peavy 7-5. L—Laffey 0-1. Sv—Reed (13). HRs—Toronto, Lind (7). Chicago, Pierzynski (16).

Atlanta 000 000 050 — 5 6 0 Philadelphia000 000 000 — 0 5 0 T.Hudson, O’Flaherty (8), Durbin (9) and McCann; K.Kendrick, Bastardo (8), Schwimer (8), Horst (9) and Ruiz. W—T.Hudson 7-4. L—Bastardo 2-3. HRs—Atlanta, McCann (11).

Baltimore 000 030 000 — 3 5 0 Los Ang. 000 100 010 — 2 5 0 Mig.Gonzalez, O’Day (8), Patton (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; C.Wilson, Jepsen (8), Walden (9) and Hester, Bo.Wilson. W—Mig.Gonzalez 1-0. L—C. Wilson 9-5. Sv—Ji.Johnson (26). HRs—Baltimore, Pearce (3). Los Angeles, Trumbo (21), Trout (11).

Colorado 010 200 110 — 5 10 1 Wash. 000 000 001 — 1 5 1 D.Pomeranz, Belisle (7), Brothers (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Nieves; Strasburg, Gorzelanny (7), Mattheus (8), H.Rodriguez (9) and Flores. W—D.Pomeranz 1-3. L—Strasburg 9-4. Sv—R.Betancourt (14). HRs—Colorado, Colvin 2 (13), Fowler (11). Washington, Zimmerman (8).

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Saturday’s Games Colorado (Francis 2-1) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 11-3), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 9-2) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 6-6), 4:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-3) at Pittsburgh (Ja. McDonald 8-3), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-7), 4:10 p.m. Miami (Zambrano 4-6) at St. Louis (Lohse 8-2), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 9-5) at Philadelphia (Blanton 7-7), 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 6-6) at San Diego (Richard 6-8), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 4-8) at Arizona (Cahill 6-7), 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m. Colorado at Washington, 11:35 a.m. San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m.

Miami 000 001 110 — 3 6 1 St. Louis 010 000 001 — 2 12 3 Nolasco, M.Dunn (7), Cishek (7), H.Bell (9) and J.Buck; Westbrook, V.Marte (7), Cleto (8), Salas (9) and T.Cruz. W—Nolasco 8-6. L—Westbrook 7-7. Sv—H.Bell (19). HRs—Miami, Morrison (11). Los Angeles001 100 100 — 3 13 0 Arizona 000 005 00x — 5 6 1 Kershaw, J.Wright (6), Guerra (7), Sh.Tolleson (8) and A.Ellis; Collmenter, Shaw (7), Zagurski (7), D.Hernandez (8), Putz (9) and H.Blanco. W—Collmenter 1-2. L—Kershaw 6-5. Sv—Putz (15). HRs— Los Angeles, A.Kennedy (1). Cincinnati 100 000 221 — 6 12 0 San Diego 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 Arroyo and Hanigan; K.Wells, Brach (7), Hinshaw (7), Mikolas (7), Ohlendorf (9) and Grandal. W—Arroyo 4-5. L—K.Wells 1-2. HRs—Cincinnati, Cozart (9), Hanigan (2), Frazier (9).

Football Sunday’s game Edmonton at Saskatchewan, 5 p.m.

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Week Two Friday’s results B.C. 39 Hamilton 36 Montreal 41 Winnipeg 30 Saturday’s game Calgary at Toronto, 1 p.m.

Week Three Thursday, July 12 Calgary at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14 B.C. at Saskatchewan, 1 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Friday Summaries Blue Bombers 30 at Alouettes 41 First Quarter Mtl — TD Bekasiak 2 pass from McPherson (White convert) 10:04 Mtl — TD Whitaker 21 pass from Calvillo (White convert) 15:00


Second Quarter Wpg — FG Palardy 23 3:25 Mtl — FG White 35 10:25 Wpg — TD Matthews 7 pass from Pierce (Palardy convert) 11:51 Wpg — FG Palardy 18 14:00 Third Quarter Mtl — TD Lavoie 20 pass from Calvillo (White convert) 3:58 Wpg — FG Palardy 10 8:15 Wpg — TD Washington 82 punt return (Palardy convert) 10:01 Mtl — FG White 41 15:00 Fourth Quarter Mtl — TD Whitaker 14 pass from Calvillo (White convert) 6:04 Mtl — TD Whitaker 11 run (White convert) 13:22 Wpg — TD Brink 1 run (Palardy convert) 14:03 Winnipeg 0 13 10 7 — 30 Montreal 14 3 10 14 — 41 Attendance — 21,016 at Montreal.

Ladies Fastball tinez (6), Argentina, def. Filip Peliwo, Vancouver, and Gianluigi Quinzi (1), Italy, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (0). Girls Singles Quarter-finals Elina Svitolina (3), Ukraine, def. Francoise Abanda (14), Montreal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Eugenie Bouchard (5), Westmount, Que., def. Anett Kontaveit (11), Estonia, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Doubles Quarter-finals Eugenie Bouchard, Westmount, Que., and Taylor Townsend (1), U.S., def. Anna Danilina, Kazakhstan, and Beatriz Haddad Maia (6), Brazil, 6-3, 6-4. Francoise Abanda, Montreal, and Sachia Vickery (4), U.S., def. Elke Lemmens and Elise Mertens, Belgium, 6-2, 7-5. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, and Ana Konjuh (7), Croatia, def. Erin Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., and Daria Salnikova, Russia, 6-4, 6-3.


ALS: Long time coming Pierce was held to three completions for 11 yards in Vancouver, but bounced back with 18 completions for 255 yards. Matthews (137) and Terrence Edwards (126) both cracked the 100-yard barrier. But Montreal used two TDs in the first quarter and another pair in the fourth to get the victory before a less than sellout crowd of 21,016 on a steamy night at Percival Molson Stadium. McPherson was in at quarterback on a third and goal from the two-yard line when he hit Bekasiak in the end zone 10:04 into the game to cap a 15-play, 97-yard drive. “I’ve been running that play in practice for two years now so it’s been a long time coming,” said Bekasiak. “For a split second I thought it was going to get intercepted. I’m glad I could help out. It didn’t look like we were getting too far in that series offensively down at their goal line. They were doing a good job blocking us. That was a great call because they weren’t paying attention to me.” A 49-yard strike to S.J. Green set up Whitaker’s TD at the 15:00 mark, as Calvillo hit his running back coming out of the backfield for a 21-yard score. Pierce marched the Bombers to a field goal to open the second quarter, but White got it back for Montreal after Rod Davis picked off a Pierce pass. Winnipeg struck back again as Edwards made a 46-yard catch to set up a Pierce’s seven-yard TD pass to Matthews at 11:51. Another drive produced Palardy’s second field goal with one minute left to end the half with a 17-13 Montreal lead. Montreal started the second half with an eightplay drive for a TD as the rookie Lavoie, Montreal’s top draft pick out of Laval, took a short toss from Calvillo and ran it in from the 20 at 3:58. The Alouettes were caught once for roughing and twice for pass interference to take the ball to the five, but the Bombers were unable to punch it in and settled for a field goal. It didn’t matter, because the defence stopped Montreal and forced a punt, which Washington took straight up the middle 82 yards for a TD. The Alouettes answered with a field goal as the third quarter ended to restore their four-point lead. Calvillo capped a quick drive with a 14-yard TD pass to Whitaker 6:04 into the fourth quarter. Pierce brought the Bombers back to the Montreal six, but failed to score and turned the ball over on downs.

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Busch drives battered car to victory lane BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kurt Busch didn’t want to talk about his future. All he wanted to do was celebrate his victory with underfunded Phoenix Racing. Busch won a wild Nationwide race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, holding off several challengers over the final hundred yards in a battered race car. “I don’t care about me right now,” Busch said. “Tonight is about Phoenix Racing.” Busch’s victory was his second in the Nationwide Series this season and first with Phoenix Racing. He won for his brother’s team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, at Richmond. The latest one was more improbable, given that Busch’s No. 1 Chevrolet was spewing steam over the final 10 laps and had what seemed like a roll of tape holding it together. “It’s just a matter of putting yourself in position to win,”

Whitaker ran one in around the left end from the 11 with 1:38 left to play. Montreal’s fifth pass interference foul of the game gave Winnipeg the ball at the one in the final minute, where Brink ran it in.

JAYS: Earned 13th save Addison Reed earned his 13th save in 14 chances despite giving up a run in the ninth. He walked leadoff hitter Edwin Encarnacion, gave up a single to Lind and a sacrifice fly to Yunel Escobar before getting Davis to ground into a game-ending double play. Notes: White Sox RHP Phil Humber, on the DL with a strained elbow, made a rehab start Friday night, pitching for Triple-A Charlotte. He gave up five hits, including a homer, and two runs in four innings. ... Pierzynski is two homers shy of matching his career high of 18 set in 2005. ... The Blue Jays are 2410 against the White Sox since 2008.

BYRD: Focused more Mickelson had focused more on golf at this year’s tournament after taking advantage of the resort’s numerous amenities with his family last year. The result was the same.

Busch said. “Tonight, we overcame our damage. We could have folded, but these guys jumped into action and didn’t give up.” The race set a Nationwide Series record with 42 lead changes and 16 different leaders, besting the previous mark set at Daytona in February. The two-car tandem racing and recently paved track made for exciting passes and lots of action. Plenty of wrecks, too. Less than half the field remained on the lead lap for a green-white-checkered finish. Busch started the two-lap sprint pushing Austin Dillon, but made a move to the front with a lap left thanks to help from Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who was 11th on the final restart. Busch and Stenhouse held off Michael Annett and Dillon as they neared the finish line. “There’s heart and passion out there that these big teams don’t got,” Busch’s crew chief, Nick Harrison, said.

“I really enjoy the golf course,” he said. “I don’t get it. I mean, I certainly struggled a little bit on the greens both years, but nothing that should have led to these scores.” He has gone seven consecutive rounds over par and hopes his game improves. “I certainly am looking forward to links golf,” Mickelson said. “I enjoy playing the ball on the ground and hitting it — you know, trying to keep it below head high on some tee shots and so forth. That was fun last year when we had some terrible weather. And it will hopefully play to one of my strengths, which is short game, and I’ll try to get that sharp heading into the British.” Simpson has played in Woods’ group both times he has missed the cut this year, with the other being at Wells Fargo. And they played together at Doral in the fourth round in March when Woods withdrew after 11 holes because of tightness in his left Achilles tendon. Simpson led last year’s Greenbrier Classic with nine holes left in the final round before fading to a tie for ninth. “I was confident last year, I’m confident this year,” Simpson said. “I don’t think a whole lot has changed. I learned a lot about myself in the final round last year. I think I was only one back on the final round. So I’ve got a long ways to go, a bunch of good players right there.” Simpson had four birdies in a bogey-free round. Two of the birdies came after the rain delay.

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Wimbledon Seeded and Canadian Results LONDON — Seeded and Canadian results Friday at the US$25.03-million Wimbledon Championships grass-court tournament held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (seedings in parentheses): Men Singles Semifinals Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Canadians Juniors Boys Singles Quarter-finals Filip Peliwo (4), Vancouver, def. Mitchell Krueger (8), U.S., 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Doubles Quarter-finals Juan Ignacio Galarza and Mateo Nicolas Mar-

PGA Greenbrier Classic Friday At The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,274; Par 70 Partial Second Round a-denotes amateur Note: Play was suspended due to darkness. Webb Simpson 65-66 — 131 -9 Jonathan Byrd 64-68 — 132 -8 Charlie Beljan 70-62 — 132 -8 Jeff Maggert 64-68 — 132 -8 Jerry Kelly 66-66 — 132 -8 J.B. Holmes 65-68 — 133 -7 Charlie Wi 67-66 — 133 -7 Bob Estes 69-65 — 134 -6 Scott Piercy 66-68 — 134 -6 Billy Mayfair 69-65 — 134 -6 Ken Duke 66-68 — 134 -6 Sean O’Hair 66-68 — 134 -6 Kevin Chappell 69-66 — 135 -5 Kevin Streelman 67-68 — 135 -5 Davis Love III 69-66 — 135 -5 Jeff Overton 70-65 — 135 -5 Fran Quinn 68-67 — 135 -5 Roberto Castro 71-64 — 135 -5 Daniel Summerhays 68-67 — 135 -5 John Daly 68-67 — 135 -5 Seung-Yul Noh 68-67 — 135 -5 Chris Couch 68-68 — 136 -4 Gavin Coles 68-68 — 136 -4 Rod Pampling 69-67 — 136 -4 Ricky Barnes 69-67 — 136 -4 Kenny Perry 70-66 — 136 -4 Carl Pettersson 71-65 — 136 -4 Ted Potter, Jr. 69-67 — 136 -4 Billy Horschel 66-70 — 136 -4 Keegan Bradley 68-68 — 136 -4 Steve Stricker 69-67 — 136 -4 Kevin Na 69-67 — 136 -4 Hunter Haas 69-67 — 136 -4 Troy Kelly 69-67 — 136 -4 Pat Perez 71-66 — 137 -3 Bill Haas 68-69 — 137 -3 Johnson Wagner 68-69 — 137 -3 Scott Stallings 67-70 — 137 -3 Spencer Levin 73-64 — 137 -3 Brian Harman 69-68 — 137 -3 Russell Knox 69-68 — 137 -3 Patrick Cantlay 67-70 — 137 -3 Tim Petrovic 69-68 — 137 -3 Edward Loar 73-64 — 137 -3 Troy Matteson 70-67 — 137 -3 Blake Adams 67-70 — 137 -3 Vijay Singh 63-74 — 137 -3 David Hearn 69-68 — 137 -3 Graham DeLaet 67-70 — 137 -3 Cameron Tringale 71-67 — 138 -2 Kris Blanks 72-66 — 138 -2 Charley Hoffman 66-72 — 138 -2 Dustin Johnson 71-67 — 138 -2 Ben Curtis 70-68 — 138 -2 D.A. Points 69-69 — 138 -2 Kyle Reifers 68-70 — 138 -2 Will Claxton 73-65 — 138 -2 a-Justin Thomas 67-71 — 138 -2 D.J. Trahan 69-69 — 138 -2 Tom Watson 70-68 — 138 -2 Brendon de Jonge 74-64 — 138 -2 Scott Brown 67-71 — 138 -2 John Merrick 69-70 — 139 -1 Ryuji Imada 71-68 — 139 -1


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Luongo says ‘it’s time to move on’ THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Roberto Luongo has tipped his hand. The Canucks all-star goaltender discussed the possibility of leaving Vancouver during a radio interview on Friday, especially the spectre of moving to the rival Chicago Blackhawks. Luongo was originally scheduled to be on Vancouver’s 99.3 the Fox to speak about his participation in the World Series of Poker. However, the discussion shifted to hockey and where he might play next season since the Canucks signed backup goalie Cory Schneider to a three-year deal worth US$12 million on June 28. “I think it’s really time to move on,” said Luongo after being asked if he could insist on staying in Vancouver. “I don’t think either one of us ... either I demanded a trade or (Canucks general manager Mike Gillis) suggested a trade. “It was a mutual understanding that it was time for Cory to take over.” The Canucks acquired Luongo in a trade with the Florida Panthers in 2006. He has 339 career wins in the NHL with 60 shutouts, a 2.52 goals-against average and a .919 saves percentage. Since arriving in British Columbia, Luongo has led Vancouver to the playoffs five times. The Canucks have also won the President’s Trophy for the league’s best regular season record the past two years. He has 32 wins in 61 playoff appearances with a 2.53 GAA and a .916 saves percentage. When host Jeff O’Neil asked if there was “any chance in Hell” he’d play for Vancouver this fall, Luongo stayed ambivalent. “I would never say never. You never know,” said the 33-year-old Montreal native. “But I think we all know what’s going on. We’ve all seen what’s developed. At the end of the day, I think it’s time to move on. And I’m OK with that. I had a great six years in Vancouver. It’s a really wonderful city. I really enjoyed my time there. “Unfortunately, I was not able to bring a Stanley Cup there. Probably my biggest regret. But it’ll be remembered for six great years.” Although Luongo had a sterling reputation during the regular season, he sometimes struggled in the playoffs. Particularly disappointing was the Canucks’ first-round exit this season to the Los Angeles Kings in five games.

Wie makes big move at U.S. Women’s Open THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOHLER, Wis. — Even as she climbed into the lead in the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday, Suzann Pettersen took some time to admire Michelle Wie’s big move into contention. Pettersen, the Norwegian star ranked sixth in the world, shot a 4-under 68 at Blackwolf Run on Friday and moved to 5 under for the tournament. But Wie was even better on the day, carding a 6-under 66 to move to 4 under and put herself in position to break out of a season-long slump. Wie was tied with Cristie Kerr, the 2007 Open winner, one stroke off the lead. Pettersen was playing in the group directly behind Wie, giving her a pretty good view of what turned out to be an impressive display of accurate approach shots and made putts. Wie said she doesn’t spend much time thinking about the attention she received as a highprofile child prodigy in the early 2000s, or whether some fans had written her off since then.

“I don’t know if anyone gave up on me or not,” Wie said. “I’m sure some did and some didn’t. But I never gave up on myself, and today was a good reminder to myself that I can do (it) and I still have it.” Kerr, who was tied for the first-round lead at 3 under with Lizette Salas and Brittany Lincicome, had a 71. “I always draw on that experience, of course, but it’s hard to predict what’s an advantage and what’s not an advantage,” Kerr said of her previous Open win. Sandra Gal, Inbee Park and Vicky Hurst shot 70 to reach 3 under. Lorie Kane was the only Canadian to make the cut. The Charlottetown native carded a 73, and is 10 shots back at 5 over 149. Isabelle Beisiegel of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., had a 74, and is at 155. Sixteen-year-old Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C. had a 77, to finish at 158. Salas, a 22-year-old recent Southern California graduate, had a 73 to drop to 2 under. Mika Miyazato also was 2 under after a 71.Lincicome had a miserable day, shooting an 80 on Friday.


Andy Murray of Britain plays a shot to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during men’s semifinal play at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Friday. Murray will be the first man from Britain to play in a men’s final at Wimbledon in 74 years where he will face Roger Federer who is going into his eighth final at the All England Club..

Murray first Brit man to reach Wimbledon Final in 74 years BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer is back in the Wimbledon final for the first time since 2009. If that seems like a long gap for the six-time champion, imagine how all of Britain feels: Andy Murray is the first man from the host country to play for the title at the All England Club in 74 years. Both are playing for history. Already the owner of a record 16 Grand Slam titles, but none in the past 2 ½ years, Federer can equal two marks held by Pete Sampras with one more victory Sunday: seven Wimbledon championships, and 286 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. So far 0-3 in major finals, without claiming even one set, Murray can become the first British man to collect any Grand Slam title since Fred Perry won Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships in 1936. “Everyone loves Roger at Wimbledon, but a majority of people are going to want to see Andy win this time. ... They can inspire Andy. They can pick him up. But at the same time, they might make him feel like he’s pulling all the hopes and dreams of a nation on his shoulders. That’s a lot to deal with,” Sampras said in a telephone interview. “And he has to play Roger Federer, so he’ll have

his hands full.” Yes, Federer still has Wimbledon. And Wimbledon still has Federer. After seeing his grip on the grass-court Grand Slam tournament slip away with a pair of quarterfinal losses the past two years, the third-seeded Federer reasserted himself by beating defending champion and top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Friday. Djokovic or Rafael Nadal won the nine previous majors, and both surpassed Federer in the rankings. But after losing six of his last seven matches against Djokovic, all on clay or hard courts, Federer had the upper hand on grass, the first time in 27 career meetings they’ve played each other on that surface. “People were like, ’How are we going to survive a Wimbledon final without you?”’ Federer joked about his earlier-than-usual exits in 2010 and 2011. “For me, it was no problem. I went on vacation and relaxed. Of course, it feels great to be in the Wimbledon final.” No need to tell that to Murray. Not since Bunny Austin in 1938 had someone representing Britain won a men’s semifinal at Wimbledon — until, that is, Murray hit a forehand return winner

that clipped a sideline to eliminate No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. It was a thrill-a-minute match, with both players smearing their white uniforms with grass and dirt stains by diving for volleys. After a replay review to make sure that last shot was in, Tsonga and Murray hugged. The Frenchman put his hand on the scruff of Murray’s neck and they had a lengthy chat near the net. Then Murray sat in his sideline chair, tilted his head back and closed his eyes, the sounds of a raucous standing ovation ringing through Centre Court. “A big relief,” Murray said. “It was a very emotional end to the match. I’ve just got to try to keep it together for the final.” He had lost in the semifinals each of the past three years, part of an 0-11 rut for British men in the final four. For decades, the locals who love their tennis dealt with the angst of seeing their players come so close, yet so far. “He’s got sort of one monkey off the nation’s back with the first finalist in 74 years, but I think a good opportunity to kill two birds with one stone,” said Tim Henman, a Brit who lost in four semifinals from 1998-2002, twice to Sampras. “It seems like it could be destiny.”

Allen leaves Celtics for the Heat NBA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Ray Allen will take less money for a chance at another NBA championship. Allen told the Miami Heat on Friday night that he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as the reigning NBA champions will be able to next season. Miami could only offer Allen the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million for next season.

Heat owner Micky Arison tweeted the news just after 9:30 p.m. — or about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Europe, where Arison has been for several days. “I was just woken up with great news,” Arison wrote. “Welcome to the family (hash)20.” Arison got the word from Heat President Pat Riley, who made Allen the team’s top free-agent priority, especially in recent days. Allen arrived in Miami on Thursday for a visit, went to dinner with Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, team executive Alonzo Mourning and others Thursday night, then left Friday to presumably decide his future. Hours later, the choice was made. Allen’s agent, James Tanner, confirmed the decision to The Associated Press not long after Arison’s tweet.

Red Deer golfers finish well at junior provincials

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BRAGG CREEK — Matt Williams of Calgary was the runaway winner of the provincial junior boy’s golf championship at Wintergreen. Williams shot a final round five-under par 66 Friday to capture the 72-hole event with a 13-under 271 total, six strokes ahead of Patrick Murphy of Calgary, who had a 69 Friday. Nicholas Scrymgeour of Calgary had a 75 and slipped to third at 282 with Tyler Saunders of Calgary fourth at 283, following a 69. Matt Codd of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) led the Central Albertans, finishing in a tie for 14th at 296 after shooting a 72 Friday. Brett Pasula and Jesse Teron, both from the RDGCC, tied for 18th and 21st respectively. Pasula had a final round 74 for a 302 total while Teron shot a 74 and came in at 303. Ryan Caines of Sundre tied for 50th at 318 after an 80 while Logan Hill of the RDGCC tied for 55th at 319 after also shooting an 80. James Ursulak of Ponoka finished at 320 and in a tie for 59th following an 80 while Nolan Bruin of the RDGCC shot an 83 and tied for 67th at 323. Ryan Morrell of the RDGCC came in with an 82 and finished in 84th at 346. • OKOTOKS — Jennifer Ha of Calgary defeated Sydney MacDonald of Calgary in a playoff to win the provincial junior girls’ championship at River’s Edge. The pair tied at 297 after Ha shot a final round one-under 70 with MacDonald coming in with a 73.

2013. Past Glen Abbey champions include Greg Norman, Nick Price and Tiger Woods. Woods won the 2000 tournament with a 216-yard six-iron shot that landed on the green on the 18th hole, a shot widely considered to be one of the best in recent PGA history. This year’s RBC Canadian Open takes place at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club from July 23-29. The last Canadian to win the Canadian Open was Pat Fletcher in 1954. No Canuck has ever won the tournament at Glen Abbey, but Mike Weir came second to Vijay Singh after a losing playoff in 2004.



Red Deer’s Gigliuk wins Canadian Championship Greg Gigliuk of Red Deer is a Canadian champion. Gigliuk helped Team Alberta capture the senior division at the Master Bowlers of Canada championship in St. John’s, Nfld. The Alberta team also included Tom Stevenson of Calgary and formerly of Red Deer and was coached by Terry Ell of Innisfail, who also plays out of Heritage Lanes in Red Deer. Team Alberta accumulated 132 points and finished 39 points ahead of B.C. Linda Seitz of Ponoka and Catherine McAllister of Innisfail were on the Alberta team in the teaching ladies division and tied for fifth.

World Series of Poker starts today

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, July 7, 2012 B7 A winner will be crowned Oct. 30, Step one is nearing its completion. and could take home almost $9 mil- The Knicks and Kidd were still worklion in the event that Binion started in ing Friday on terms of the deal that 1970. will get him from Dallas to New York, according to a person familiar with the details. Kidd would be able to make a higher salary if the teams are able to work The New York Knicks view Jason Kidd as Jeremy Lin’s teammate, not a out a sign-and-trade arrangement, rather than him signing in New York replacement. And once they finish the deal that as a free agent. The person spoke on condition would bring Kidd to New York, they of anonymity because deals can’t be can move on to keeping Lin. They have a chance for a tantalizing signed until July 11. Coach Mike Woodson, in Las Vegas tandem at point guard, the 39-year-old veteran who is one of the most accom- to watch Anthony and Tyson Chandler plished ever at the position and the practice with the U.S. Olympic team, undrafted Ivy Leaguer who took the declined comment on the Knicks’ moves until then. NBA by storm last season.

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LAS VEGAS — The legends of Amarillo Slim, Benny Binion and Gentleman Jack Keller will be in the air, and several recent champions will be in the seats when play begins in the marquee Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker. Organizers say past winners Peter Eastgate of Denmark, Joe Cada of Michigan, Jonathan Duhamel of Canada and Pius Heinz of Germany are among thousands of players who’ll have a chip and a chair when the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship begins this weekend in Las Vegas. Ten days of play start Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with a prize pool expected to top $60 million.

Canadian Open returning to Glen Abbey OAKVILLE, Ont. — Canada’s premier golf tournament is returning to Glen Abbey Golf Club in 2013. Officials announced Friday that the historic course will host the RBC Canadian Open for the 26th time, and for the first time since 2009, on July 22-28,

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Chief Executive Officer Camrose Regional Exhibition Camrose, Alberta Background The Camrose Regional Exhibition (CRE) was established in 1908 as an Agriculture Society in Camrose, Alberta – a community now serving as a regional centre for over 100,000 people in East Central Alberta. For many years the CRE has offered: • Catering to groups of 1,000 and more • Agriculture events such as Canadian Bull Congress, Pro Rodeo, Growing Rural Tourism, bull and cattle shows and sales • Community and regional events such as fundraising dinners, charity functions and school graduations • Facility rentals for trade shows, car shows, weddings, meetings and conferences, etc. Recent expansion and acquisitions have added: • Internationally recognized concert production • Major all season RV campground operation • Partner in casino gaming operation

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Massive crash takes out Hesjedal at Tour de France BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS METZ, France — A chaotic crash at the Tour de France that likely cost Ryder Hesjedal a shot at the title — and could force the Victoria native from the race entirely — marred Friday’s sixth stage and dealt a particularly heavy blow to the Canadian’s Garmin-Sharp team. Young Slovak sensation Peter Sagan avoided the cross-the-road pile-up to claim his third stage win in a sprint finish. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland also rode clear of the mess to retain the yellow jersey. The 207.5-kilometre ride from Epernay to Metz got off cheerfully in Cham-

pagne region of France as roadside fans held aloft glasses of bubbly to prod on the riders. But as the pack picked up speed to chase four breakaway riders with about 26 kilometres to go, at least two dozen riders spilled across a rural road — leaving many downed, dazed or looking for team staffers for support in a jumble of injured riders and bikes on the ground. “It was like a trench hit by a (grenade) when I entered the crash to give my bike to Bauke,� said Rabobank’s Laurens Ten Dam on his Twitter account of the crash and his teammate Bauke Mollema. “Lots of blood and screaming. Carnage.� Hesjedal’s Garmin team, riding in

formation, bore the brunt of the damage. Hesjedal — the winner of the Giro d’Italia in May — injured his knee and lost more than 13 minutes in the hunt for the title, all but quashing his podium ambitions. He had started the stage in ninth place, 18 seconds back, but now sits 108th. “I got caught up in the crash like countess others and immediately realized that my left leg wasn’t good. Once I got up and on a bike, I couldn’t pedal with any force, the pain was too much,� Hesjedal said in a statement. “The team helped me get to the line, but just getting there was all I was able to do. At that point, it was just about getting to the finish.� Hesjedal, who is scheduled to race for Canada at the London Olympics, said he would work with Garmin’s medical team and to determine if he can continue. “It’s the Tour so you want to do everything you can, but we have to wait and see,� he added. “That was one of the worst crashes I’ve ever seen and I hope that everyone else who went down is OK.� Earlier, teammate David Millar said he was worried Hesjedal would be forced to withdraw. “I think Ryder is out,� Millar said.

“We’ll see, but he is in a bad way.� Garmin riders Tom Danielson of the United States (collarbone, hip, elbow) and Johan van Summeren of Belgium (concussion) were also evacuated to the Metz hospital. “It was the scariest crash I’ve ever been in,� said Millar, who had black marks of chain-grease all over his arm. He added the riders were going at least 70 kilometres an hour when the crash occurred. “God knows how it happened,� Miller said. Although Hesjedal went down, two other contenders, Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Cadel Evans, escaped unscathed. Overall, Cancellara leads ahead of Wiggins — a pre-race favourite, hoping to become the first Briton ever to win the Tour — by seven seconds. Evans climbed one spot to sixth, and is now 17 seconds back, after Edvald Boassen Hagen of Norway lost more than two minutes in a crash. The peloton, led by sprint teams from Orica-GreenEdge and Lotto-Belisol, then caught four breakaway riders with just over a kilometre to go. Andre Greipel of Germany, who is hoping for a third consecutive stage win, was the first to make a move in the final section, but couldn’t resist Sagan’s surge.


Riders try and get back on their bicycles after crashing at some 25 kilometers from the finnish line during the sixth stage of the Tour de France Friday.

Argos want to play tough at home against Stamps MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — It’s only the second game of the season, but for Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts it’s an opportunity to establish an identity at home. Ray and the Argos will play their first contest of 2012 at Rogers Centre on Saturday, hosting the Calgary Stampeders. The good news for Toronto is it has won its last three against the Stampeders, including both contests last year. Calgary opened the year with an impressive 38-10 home victory over the Montreal Alouettes last weekend but is just 2-3 in its last five games at Rogers Centre. Ray and the Argos are coming off a disappointing 19-15 road loss to Edmonton, which spoiled Ray’s return to Alberta seven months after the Eskimos dealt him to Toronto after nine seasons. Ray was 29-of-39 passing for 298 yards and a touchdown in his Toronto debut, but has yet to look totally in sync with new head coach Scott Milanovich’s offence. But Ray said it’s important the Argos find their offensive mojo at home. “That’s kind of what we haven’t been able to establish is that rhythm and consistency we wanted so far,� he said. “We’ve done a lot of good things but we’ve also done a lot of bad things.

“We really haven’t gone out there and just played a really good, solid game to where we can go out there and be aggressive and do the things we want to do on a consistent basis. For us, it’s trying to find that consistency.� And for Milanovich, that means getting off to a good start offensively. “We certainly would like to start faster, that’s something we work on every single week,� he said. “We have the first 15 plays that we do as a staff and Ricky is included in that, just to try and get him comfortable. “It didn’t happen last week even though he had a first down on his first play but obviously we’d like to start faster and I think it’s just a process we’re going to have to work through right now.� Toronto certainly didn’t help itself against Edmonton with 18 penalties for 118 yards. Those mistakes, Milanovich said, overshadowed many of the good things the Argos did against the Eskimos. “Despite the penalties, the were so many things that were good,� he said. “There are flashes of them being aggressive yet still playing smart. “We just need a more consistent effort throughout a game that way. The teams that are good find a way to be able to be aggressive, to go after people and still be dis-

ciplined in what they’re doing schematically. Absolutely I think it’s an attainable goal.� Milanovich said while playing well at Rogers Centre is important, the Argos can’t be consumed by making the homer opener a must-win affair. “Certainly we need to win games at home, that’s kind of the history of football everyone talks about that you need to hold serve at home,� Milanovich said. “B.C. (the Grey Cup champion) was a great example of that last year, they started 0-5. “We’re not going to worry too much about that stuff. We concentrate week to week, we’re locked in on the Stampeders and are going to go out there and give them everything we’ve got.� While Ray will play just his second game in an Argos uniform, he should be very familiar with the Stampeders after spending nearly a decade with arch-rival Edmonton. However, Ray said Calgary’s defence, under defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell, is much different than it was last year under present Argos defensive coordinator Chris Jones. “When Chris was there they were a very pressure-oriented defence, a lot of zero coverage and press man-to-man, getting up into your face and challenging you,� Ray said.

CLERK II ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Hourly Wage: $19.35 The Business Services Department at Olds College has a temporary opportunity for a full-time Clerk II in Accounts Payable. The anticipated term of employment will be from July 2012 to September 2013. Temporary employees shall be paid in addition to their regular rate of pay fourteen percent (14%) of their earnings in lieu of vacation and named statutory holidays.



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Duties include but will not be limited to: supervising family visits; ensuring the safety and well-being of children in care; coaching/mentoring parents; life skills training; linking families with community services; family support and advocacy; driving clients to and from designated locations. The ideal candidate will have a Degree/Diploma in Human Services; will be committed to provide committed to provide common sense, understandable and useful parenting skills; knowledge of parent/child relationships and family dynamics, and have the ability to model appropriate parenting skills. Consideration will be given to those with related education and experiences. Wage Range: $20.67/hr to $23.44/hr If you are interested in joining the team at McMan, please indicate which position you are interested in and forward your resume to: McMan Central Region Unit 121, 4804 - 50 Street Innisfail, AB T4G 1C2 Email: Fax: 403-227-5541 Please Quote Competition No: STLR-FIW-412


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Olds College has an opportunity available for a Regular Full-time Coordinator, Student Health Services. You will be responsible for the delivery of health services to Olds College students. Services include: nursing services; initial response to students facing a personal crisis; assessment and referral of physical and mental health issues; identification and resolution of public health issues; assistance to the academic schools and health issues education. Please forward a resume quoting the appropriate competition number by the closing dates indicated on our website.

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City of Lacombe Fire Department The City of Lacombe is currently seeking a Fire Chief to administer, plan, direct and manage all aspects of the Lacombe Fire Department. The Chief will be an integral team member on the Lacombe Emergency Management Agency. This permanent full-time position reports to the Corporate Services Director. Preferred Qualifications: r"CJMJUZUPFíFDUJWFMZBENJOJTUFSUIFPQFSBUJPOTPGBWPMVOUFFS fire department rZFBSTPGQSPHSFTTJWFMFBEFSTIJQFYQFSJFODF r$BQJUBMBOEPQFSBUJOHCVEHFUFYQFSUJTF r&YDFQUJPOBMXSJUUFOBOEWFSCBMDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT r4USBUFHJDUIJOLFS r&RVJWBMFODJFTNBZCFDPOTJEFSFE For a more detailed job description visit The City of Lacombe has an excellent benefits package. Salary range is $79,651 – $101,374

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Red Deer’s Bantam A lacrosse team got off to a flying start during the Provincial A Championships, Friday. The team scored 11 goals and only gave up two against the Edmonton Warriors in their first game of round robin play. They are back in action this morning as they face the Calgary Axemen at 10 a.m. and will finish their round robin schedule against West Edmonton Blues at 5:30 with both games being played at Kinsmen A Arena. Red Deer’s Midget A team lost a close first game to the St. Albert Rams 9-8. The Midgets will be back in action against the Calgary Hornets at 1 p.m. at Kinex Arena today and will play their final round robin game against the Sherwood Park Titans at 8 p.m in Kinsmen A Arena. Red Deer’s Pee Wee A team lost to the West Edmonton Blues 10-1 in their Friday night game. They will now face the Calgary Hornets at 10 a.m. at Kinex Arena then face the Edmonton Warriors at 4 p.m. at Kinsmen A Arena, today.

All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Sounds of summer Photos contribu contributed uted The Red ed Deer Royals Show w Band performed its field show Scheherazade herazade with musicc by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov based ky-Korsakov and bas sed on the Arabian Great an Nights tale at Gr eat Chief Park Wednesday night. Th The he 92 12-to20-year-olds ar-olds will perform m the show at the World Championship for Marching Show Bands today in Calg Calgary gary after marching hing in the Calgary Stampede S parade e Friday. Once its Calgary shows are complete ws a re ccom ompllete t — with th perhaps ps a berth in i the championship Tuesday pionsh hip finals Tues day — th the e band retur returns Alberta urns to Central Al A Albe berta for a host of pe and parades. performances a nd dp arad ar ades. A presentation made sen ntation was a also m ade de Wednesday outgoing esd day to out tgoin ng director Goring. or Rob Gorin ing.

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COUNTRY GARDEN TOUR Buy your tickets now for the hottest tour in Red Deer County. For more than 30 years, the county’s Rural Beautification Program has provided an opportunity for county residents to showcase their properties and be rewarded for their efforts in making the county a beautiful place. The one-day program where residents tour properties in the county takes place on Aug. 1. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Red Deer County Office (38106 Range Road, 275, Red Deer County.) Tickets are limited. The ticket price includes bus transportation, two coffee breaks, lunch and a full-day tour of Red Deer County. For more information, contact Sylvia at 403-350-2150 or sbolkowy@rdcounty. ca.

SUNNYBROOK LUNCHES You won’t be able to pass the homemade pie after attending the Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum at their annual Lunch at the Farm. The lunch, alternating on July 11 and July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 29 and Sept. 12, goes from noon to 3 p.m. People can relax in the 1889 Hanna Log House and enjoy a lunch with musical entertainment. The afternoon also features a guided wagon ride that showcases Sunnybrook Farm Museum’s history. The lunches are only $10 per person. Drop-ins are welcome but organizers say large groups may want to reserve a table by calling 403-340-3511.

MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS Central Alberta students pursuing medical careers are encouraged to apply for 11 scholarships through the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. The scholarships, mostly for $1,000, apply to many educational pursuits, including cardiology, respiratory health medicine, hospice and palliative care, nursing, pediatrics and much more. The deadline for students to apply is Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. Students must reside at a permanent address within 100 km of Red Deer. Applications and further information on the scholarships can be found online at www.rdrhfoundation. com/scholarships or by contacting the foundation office at 403-343-4773.

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Myranda Boychuk, left, wipes paint flecks from her face as Westerner Park colleague Cindy Glendinning continues the job of recovering sand ring spectator stands this week. Staff at the park are busy readying everything for Westerner Days, which kick off on Wednesday, July 18, with the downtown parade and run until Sunday, July 22.

Sex assault sentence toughened BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A former Lacombe-area pastor who pleaded guilty earlier this year to the sexual assault of three young men has been ordered to spend the balance of his sentence in prison. Mark Maxwell Archibald, 56, was given an 18-month conditional sentence on Feb. 17 before Judge Thomas Schollie in Red Deer provincial court after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three teenage boys. The assaults occurred in 1978 and 1979, while Archibald was serving as a youth pastor at Christian camps in Gull Lake and Calgary. A panel of three judges from the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned the sentence in a decision released on June 28, stating that they agreed with the Crown that the imposed sen-

tence was unfit. Under the terms of a conditional sentence, all charges are withdrawn if the accused person completes the term of probation without breaching any of the conditions, which can include curfews, travel limitations and other orders. Chief Crown prosecutor Anders Quist had sought a sentence of two years plus four to five months, which would have placed Archibald in the federal prison system. The three judges on the panel, Justice Peter Martin, Justice Jack Watson and Justice Bruce McDonald, stated in their decision that the outcome for Archibald would have been much different had the charges been laid sooner. “Had these offences come to light shortly after they occurred, the respondent would inevitably have received a sentence of imprisonment.”

A starting point of four years would have been likely, depending on the individual factors of the case, they wrote. However, they cited a number of factors in Archibald’s favour, including his early struggles with his sexual identity and his attempts to atone for his past by devoting himself to a lifetime of serving others, noting that he had married and remained devoted to his wife, with whom he raised three children. “The author of (Archibald’s pre-sentence report) indicated that the respondent has been racked with regret and remorse since the offences,” they state in their ruling. It goes on to describe Archibald as a truly exceptional case. “He faced members of his community in a public setting, and confessed his crimes to them, sparing no details and blaming no one but himself,”

the ruling states. “Both before and since that time, he has devoted his life to the service of others.” On the other hand, Archibald admitted to serious offences, the gravity of which are not lessened by the passage of time. The 12-month sentence imposed will include credit for the time Archibald has already served on his conditional sentence. In announcing its decision, the panel states that Archibald had recently undergone surgery and required a period of time to recuperate, so the release of its decision was timed to facilitate that period of recovery. He was ordered to surrender himself to custody within 48 hours of the decision, with an option to have that timeframe extended if his medical condition had not improved. bkossowan@reddeeradvocate. com

Mosquito-borne West Nile still a threat BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Alberta Health Services says it’s the season for Albertans to protect themselves against West Nile virus. Dr. Digby Horne, medical officer of health for AHS Central Zone, said mosquitoes are out there and they can carry the virus. “Typically it’s the southeast corner of the province where the infection would spread initially. Some of our Central Zone does extend down to that area,” said Horne about the southeast where there are higher temperatures. Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they feed on infected birds or animals.


BRIEFS Fatal collision investigated Police continue to investigate the cause of a fatal crash that killed a 76-year-old Red Deer man on Hwy 12 east of Coronation on Thursday afternoon. Coronation RCMP Const. Zac MacMillan said they were called at approximately 3:45 p.m. to the collision that involved three vehicles. The Red Deer man was headed westbound in an small red pickup truck on Hwy 12 and nearly collided head-on with a white SUV travelling eastbound and carrying a man, woman and female child. A man driving a black pickup was also involved in the collision. The vehicle of the Red Deer man caught fire following the collision and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Three people were treated with minor abrasions at hospital in Coronation. One man was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to Foothills Hospital in Calgary. MacMillan said he suffered broken bones. “We have a good idea of what happened but an investigation continues,” MacMillan

After a person is bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile virus, they can develop West Nile non-neurological syndrome (formerly known as West Nile fever) and occasionally the more serious West Nile neurological syndrome. Symptoms of non-neurological syndrome can include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, skin rash, swollen glands and headache. Some people experience no symptoms at all. For the small number of people who develop the neurological syndrome, infection can lead to tremors, drowsiness, confusion, swallowing problems, high fever, unconsciousness, paralysis and even death. Symptoms take two to 15 days after exposure to present. In 2007, there were 320 West Nile cases

in Alberta and two deaths. In 2009, Alberta had two cases and none in 2011. So far in 2012, no cases have been reported in Alberta. Simple tips to protect against bites and West Nile include: ● Wear insect repellent with DEET. ● Wear long-sleeved, light-coloured shirts and pants. ● Wear a hat. ● Consider staying indoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. To reduce the frequency of mosquito breeding areas around homes, residents should turn over bird baths, put screens over rain barrels and ensure eavestroughs are draining properly. More information on the West Nile virus can be found

said. “Possible charges are pending.” “We have had fatals here in the past and everyone has a unique spin of events. “But this is probably one of the first ones we have had in this style involving three vehicles in a long time.”

two proposed concepts have been developed and will be unveiled at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. in the G.H. Dawe Community Centre Activity Room Two, at 56 Holt St. Trevor Morgan, project manager of New Line Skateparks, said the designs will be in a two-dimensional format and display relationships to many amenities, including a parking lot, washroom building and rough landscaping. The design will be customized to the region and incorporate structural elements that tell the story of Red Deer, Morgan said. For more information on the skatepark, visit

Ex-comptroller faces trial A former comptroller at Red Deer Toyota has asked for a Court of Queen’s Bench trial with judge alone. Brenda-Lee Marie Campbell, 48 of Blackfalds is facing charges of forgery, fraud and falsifying records in connection with hundreds of thousands of dollars alleged to have been taken from the Gasoline Alley auto dealer’s accounts. RCMP laid charges late in December after receiving a complaint from the dealership, operated by RDT Holdings Ltd. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for three days, starting June 17, 2013.

Skatepark designs unveiled Those interested in the design of Red Deer’s future $1.2-million skatepark are encouraged to view two proposed design concepts on Tuesday. Red Deer’s newest skatepark will be located off 76th Street and Taylor Drive, west of Glendale School. Following a design workshop in June,

Theatre manager chooses trial A trial has been set for next spring for the former manager accused of stealing money from the Red Deer-based Central Alberta Theatre company. Red Deer City RCMP allege that William Trefry, 44, took between $6,000 and $7,000 of the theatre company’s money while he was employed as its executive director. Trefry was hired for the position in the spring of 2010, four years after joining CAT as a member. He left his job last fall. Trefry was not in court on Friday, when his lawyer, Glyn Walter, asked that he be tried before a provincial court judge alone. The trial is scheduled for the afternoon of April 2, 2013.




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The thundering voice that leads Southern Baptists A New Orleans preacher, preaching urban society. to a New Orleans crowd, can expect a For starters, Southern Baptists in few “Amens!” if he quotes pulpits and pews must face lyrics from Billie Holitheir own sins, so they can day’s bluesy “God Bless truly identify with the lost. the Child” while talking After all, everyone is “an about God’s love for sinex-SOMETHING,” he said. ners who get saved. Sin is sin and forgiveness is But what if he’s preachforgiveness. ing at the pastors’ confer“The Gospel can save a ence before the annual gangbanger. meeting of the Southern “The Gospel can save a Baptist Convention? crack addict. All the people said, “The Gospel can save a “Amen!” child abuser. The Gospel can What really mattered save a street runner. The GosTERRY was that the preacher pel can change a rebellious MATTINGLY was the Rev. Fred Luter teenager. The Gospel can and his turbo-charged change an unfaithful spouse,” call for salvation and sohe shouted. cial change was one of “The Gospel can change the dramatic scenes that preceded his you and the Gospel can change me. election, by acclamation, as the first “How do I know it? Because, ladies African-American president of Ameri- and gentlemen, I haven’t always been ca’s largest non-Catholic flock. preaching in a pulpit. I haven’t always But there was more to this event been preaching at the pastors’ conferthan its symbolism, coming 167 years ence. after the convention was formed to “At one time I was too mean to live defend the rights of slaveholders to be and not fit to die, going to hell and missionaries. enjoying the ride. But one day I heard Also, his election came on “June- the Gospel and the Gospel changed my teenth”— June 19th — when many Af- life.” rican-Americans celebrate the emanThe young Luter’s life in New Orcipation of the slaves. leans was shaped by a broken home In his only sermon during the gath- and his rebellion ended with a bloody ering in New Orleans, Luter chal- motorcycle wreck. lenged Southern Baptists to face the This dance with death inspired his blunt realities of life in a diverse and move into part-time street preaching


less of race — are wrestling with a blitz of social changes that are shattering many families and communities. Thus, his sermon addressed a litany of issues, from sitcoms to politics, from racism to gang violence, from adultery to pornography, from homosexuality to abortion. “Oh my brothers and my sisters,” asked Luter, “what is it going to take to change our lives? “What is it going to take to change our morals? What is it going to take to change our culture, our community and our world? ... “Only the Word of God — not the Republican Party. “Only the Word of God — not the Democratic Party. Only the Word of God — not the U.S. Congress. Only the Word of God — not the U.S. Senate. ... Only the Word of God can change the mind of a murderer. Only the Word of God can change the heart of a racist. Only the Word of God can change the desire of a child molester. Only the Word of God can change a gang member. Yes, it can! Yes, it can!”

in the Lower Ninth Ward and, eventually, into the ministry. Under his leadership, the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church grew from 50 members in 1986 to 7,000 two decades later. Then Hurricane Katrina demolished the church and its community. Luter stayed to rebuild, with the remnants of his flock sharing space for a time with the predominantly white First Baptist Church of New Orleans. That partnership grew and it was First Baptist’s pastor, the Rev. David Crosby, who nominated Luter for the SBC presidency, which traditionally consists of two one-year terms. Today, Franklin Avenue Baptist has about 5,000 members and is rebuilding again, because of its rapid growth. Meanwhile, 36 of the 110 churches in the New Orleans Baptist Association are majority AfricanAmerican. Nationwide, the SBC’s membership totals are down 2 percent in recent years — a slide that would have been much worse without rising numbers in predominantly black, Latino and Asian congregations. Today, whites make up 81 percent of the national convention’s nearly 16 million members, with African-Americans at 6.5 percent and other ethnicities combining for 12.5 percent. Looking at the bigger picture, Luter stressed that all Americans — regard-

Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Contact him at or www.


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July 9th at noon across the world, the Bahá'í community will be commemorating the martyrdom of the Bab, the forerunner to the Baha'i Faith. In 1850, "the Bab" which means gate in Arabic, was executed for initiating an independent religion, preparing humanity for the coming of Baha'u'llah. For this incredible story, see 'God Passes By' pg. 52.

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"On the Road Again" Babyfold, Toddler Sunday Babyfold, Toddler Room,Room Sunday Club

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Nazareth to rock Westerner SCOTTISH BAND THAT FOUND FAME IN THE 1970S PERFORMING HERE AS PART OF TOUR BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The band that defined romantic angst for many teenagers in the 1970s will perform in Red Deer on Friday, July 20, during Westerner Days. Nazareth’s emotive cover of Love Hurts was played at tons of school dances in its day — the line “love is just a lie” ringing true for anyone who watched their crush waltz under the mirror ball with somebody else. The melodic ballad was written by Boudleux and Felice Bryant in 1960 for the Everly Brothers. A year later, it was also recorded by Roy Orbison — no slouch at delivering tear-jerking lyrics. But somehow Nazareth’s high-voiced singer, Dan McCafferty, managed in 1975 to wring that extra dollop of emotion from the song about heartbreak. And all that naked pain and angst catapulted his version of Love Hurts to the top of music charts in 16 countries around the world. Love Hurts captured the No. 1 spot in Canada and was in the Top 10 in the U.S., where it

went platinum in sales. But long before MacCafferty began singing about love’s scars, wounds and burns, he decided to start a new band with some of the leftover members of a 1961 group called The Shadettes in Dunfermline, Scotland. Nazareth was founded in 1968 by big-haired McCafferty, as well as guitarist Manny Charlton, bassist Pete Agnew and drummer Darrell Sweet. The group was named after Nazareth, Penn., which was mentioned in the first line of The Band’s classic song The Weight (“Pulled into Nazareth, was feeling about half-past dead . . .”). The group’s first couple of albums after moving to London, England, garnered some attention. But it was Nazareth’s third record, Razamanaz in 1973, that spawned two U.K. hits: Broken Down Angel and Bad, Bad Boy. This was followed by two covers by the band that became hits across the Atlantic — Joni Mitchell’s This Flight Tonight and Tomorrow’s My White Bicycle. Contributed photo

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Nazareth will bring hard rocking tunes to the Centrium on Friday, July 20, during Westerner Days.

Keep people like this far away from us People Like Us 1 1/2 stars (out of 4) Rated: 14A

Frankie. So why no dough for Sam, too? Maybe it’s because he’s a hotshot New York salesman, as writer-turneddirector Alex Kurtzman establishes with head-spinning speed People Like Us is a prime at the outset. example of that most bogus of Sam is a corporate barmovies, the kind that could be terer, with a gift for conclassified under the generic ning people into trading heading, “Just Tell Her, Alpiles of stuff they don’t ready.” need for piles of stuff they The entire film tilts on the don’t really want. highly dubious premise that a Maybe, too, it’s beman named Sam (Chris Pine), cause Sam and dad didn’t having discovered a previget along. Neither did ously unknown half-sister Sam and Lillian, who still Frankie (Elizabeth Banks), maintain glacial relawould enter her life in a big tions. PETER way yet fail to disclose their It probably qualifies HOWELL familial ties. as irony that Sam, a guy There’s not just blood ridwith so much moxie, suding on this but also bucks. denly loses his cojones Sam has been enjoined when confronted with a by his late father, a ne’er-dowell L.A. music producer who sired situation that could — and should — Frankie on the side, into delivering to be solved quickly and with a miniher a shaving kit containing $150,000 mum of fuss. Instead he just hangs around confusing both Frankie and in cash. The command and the money both the girlfriend (Olivia Wilde) about his came at the will reading following the intentions. Here’s one possible big-tell scenarfather’s sudden death. Freewheeling daddy-o went to his io, Sam to Frankie: “Sorry about your grave feeling guilty about neglecting loss, but it’s one we share. Your dad Frankie, who grew to become the al- was also my dad. Yes, he had secrets, coholic single mom of a precocious but he secretly cared about you and 11-year-old son, Josh (Michael Hall Josh.” Here’s another, blunter: “Hey! D’Addario). Pops wasn’t the greatest father to Turns out we had the same dad! He Sam, either, having ditched his young really was an a-hole, wasn’t he? But he son and his wife Lillian (Michelle Pfe- left you a pile of loot!” Either one would get the job done, iffer) so he could sneak across town and start the new union that produced but of course if Sam were actually


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The entire film tilts on the highly dubious premise that a man named Sam (Chris Pine), discovers a previously unknown half-sister Frankie (Elizabeth Banks). to do something like this, the movie would be a short, not a feature — or even better, no movie at all. It’s not that the acting is so bad. Everyone hits their marks with cablemovie efficiency, with the exception of Mark Duplass, who plays possibly the year’s most unnecessary character, as Frankie’s neighbourly nookie pal. The directing and ADHD editing are terrible, but the writing is the main villain of this soap opera. It’s on the level of what you’d expect from a screenwriting committee that includes Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who scripted such prose puddles as Cowboys & Aliens and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (they also did Star Trek, obviously a fluke). People Like Us is neither funny

enough for comedy or serious enough for real drama. There’s no hint here of Sam seeking to keep the $150,000 or of an incest angle that a braver director would pursue (imagine what Catherine Breillat or Atom Egoyan might do with this material). Kurtzman and Orci can’t even figure out a how to give the film, with its obvious trajectory, an ending that doesn’t feel completely fake. I’m not buying the claim this was based on a true story. If there are people really like this, please keep them far, far away from us. Oh, and just tell her, already. Peter Howell is a syndicated movie critic for the Toronto Star.

Lollipop Chainsaw protagonist more in the Lara Croft vein Lollipop Chainsaw Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Genre: Action Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 3.5 stars (out of 5)

chain saw that makes mincemeat of the undead. It is not the most technically proficient game ever released. The hype on Lollipop pertains to over-the-top theatrics regarding gender politics. One moment she plays to type in a cutscene that would make any father cringe, yet in a later boss battle she deFemale characterization fends herself against hatein video games is a touchy ful, misogynistic words besubject. ing literally thrown at her. My wife and female The game never commits friends will sometimes deJuliet as someone to loathe cry the over-sexualization or cheer for, and this may of women in games, the rub gamers the wrong way. “buxom damsel in distress” The game’s camera sticks scenario that permeates so in weird places, causing the many adventure titles. And fights to unravel into a butin the few instances where ton-mashing exercise. women are the protagoWhen this fires on all cylnists, it holds true that the inders, the inclusion of arheroine be more in the Lara cade elements with superCHRIS Croft vein. gory eviscerations makes CAMPBELL Nancy Drew has little for fun playing. This is eschance of showing up on an pecially true once Juliet’s E3 billboard. father arrives and the diaThus enters Juliet of Lollogue involving her, her falipop Chainsaw. She’s quite the char- ther and her boyfriend (whose severed acter: A curvaceous and somewhat head is kept alive and clipped to her foulmouthed high-school cheerleader waist) crackles with witty one-liners thrust into a scenario where zombies and campy comebacks. are overtaking her town. Even if you couldn’t care less about Yet Juliet is not to be trifled with. the portrayal of women in games, LolShe wields a hefty and powerful



Screenshot of video game Lollipop Chainsaw. Pursued by zombies, what’s a girl with a chainsaw to do? lipop Chainsaw browbeats one into at least noticing and thinking about it. It won’t draw the conclusions for you, but you should play this game and decide for yourself.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Vita, 3DS Genre: Action Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: 2.5 stars

The Bat-signal appears over Gotham, and our hero (along with a few dozen allies from the DC Comics universe) rides in to the rescue. Yet the sign could also serve as a warning flare of sorts that the LEGO franchise of video games is in dire need of rescuing. The writing maintains its stellar ways, but the gameplay suffers from a lack of necessary tweaking and updates of a style that has remained largely unchanged since it debuted in the Star Wars-themed games.

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NEW ORLEANS — The first of four nights spotlighting R&B music kicked off Thursday with performances at the Essence Music Festival by industry newcomers, including the Disney Channel’s Coco Jones and rapper Diggy Simmons. Opening day was all about recognizing the young and rising stars to the music scene, while the rest of the weekend was geared toward veterans in the industry, including Aretha Franklin, Charlie Wilson and Mary J. Blige. For the first time in more than two years, fans will also get to see rap artist Eve, who isn’t calling her Essence appearance a “comeback,” but rather a “reintroduction.” Though out of the American music spotlight for more than two years, the rapper and actress has regularly performed in venues across Europe and Asia. Still, she said she’s excited about her U.S. return and Sunday closing night performance at the Superdome, which will include two shows in one of the music festival’s SuperLounges. “I’m happy to be a part of such an amazing event,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to go (to the festival) just as a fan, but now, to be able to go and perform, I know it will be great. Everybody I’ve talked to who has done it said they’ve enjoyed it. I know it’s gonna be fun.” Eve said she has no doubt that her show will reinforce the decision by event organizers to book her — even though she’s been under the radar. “They will see that I haven’t lost a thing, haven’t missed a step, haven’t skipped a beat,” she said. “I’m sure there will be some who haven’t seen me live in years or maybe ever, but I’m most comfortable on stage and I’m sure I will get them in.” Coco’s Essence debut will include at least two cover songs: Fallen by Alicia Keys and 1, 2 Step, the hip-hop song recorded by Ciara and Missy Elliott. She said her set will be full of “fun songs about empowerment, having a party, living a stress-free life. It’s all good

messages.” Others scheduled to perform Thursday night included the OMG Girlz, Roshon Fegan, Katlyn Nichol, Square Off and New Orleans’ own The Roots of Music. As in years past, the festival tackles themes of importance to African Americans, such as education and the coming presidential election. But above all, Essence is a celebration of music. Other veteran artists scheduled to perform include Ledisi, Fantasia, Chaka Khan, Trey Songz and D’Angelo, who last month gave his first live performance in the United States in 12 years at Bonnaroo. R&B singer-songwriter Vivian Green said she’s looking forward to her second opportunity to take a stage at the event. Green performs Friday night while fellow R&B singer Stephanie Mills is slated to deliver two shows — one Friday night and another Saturday. “This is a really big deal,” said Green, who will entertain fans with her hits including Emotional Rollercoaster and Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired). “It’s the biggest black music festival in the United States. What an amazing platform to have the chance at that type of exposure,” she said. “A lot of our fans are from small venues that we as artists don’t always get to and this event allows us to reach them because the audience includes people from all over.” Green said the festival exudes “great energy.” “There’s always a crowd that gives out a lot of love,” she said. In addition to the music, education will be at the forefront of discussions throughout the weekend because many Essence readers have said they feel the demands on young people have become “more sophisticated” in the areas of science and technology, said Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks. “There’s a big difference even from just a generation ago. Many feel as though the opportunities, the ability to pursue opportunities for the next generation, will be harder. “There’s a global economy that our children will have to be competitive


LEGO: Wildly popular Part of the problem is that this franchise is wildly popular — despite my opinions on this title, I remain a devout fan of the series as a whole -- as it takes successful film franchises and LEGO-ifies them into quirky games that provide gleeful, goofy fun for adults and younger gamers alike. Everyone from Indiana Jones to Harry Potter to Darth Vader has graced the screen in LEGO form, but, in theory, the games all share a connective thread. They are simple beat-’em-ups with a host of LEGO-piece-collecting and puzzle-solving strewn throughout missions relating to a specific character’s world. The AI is ludicrously stupid, and not once do you face a serious threat of not completing the game in a matter of hours or days. I want this franchise to continue bringing me the goofball antics of film heroes. It just needs a reimagining. Follow Chris Campbell at or email him at

NAZARETH: Decades of hits The band’s international reputation was cemented with Nazareth’s 1975 recording, Hair of the Dog. Not only did the title track become a 1970s radio staple, the album contained Love Hurts, a Top 10 hit in nine countries, including Norway, where it spent a staggering 60 weeks on the charts. Nazareth went through a few lineup changes in the 1980s and 1990s, but continued to put out albums, including Malice in Wonderland, which contained the single Holiday. In 1981, the band contributed the tune Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment) to the soundtrack of the film Heavy Metal. Now well into its fourth decade of performing, Nazareth remains popular — particularly in Europe, where Dream On became a hit single. And a sort of tribute was paid to the group in 1993 when Guns N’ Roses covered Hair of the Dog on The Spaghetti Incident? album. The current lineup includes McCafferty, as well as Agnew, Jimmy Murrison on guitar and Lee Agnew on drums. Lee is Pete’s son, who stepped in after the group’s original drummer, Sweet, died of a heart attack while on a tour of the U.S. in 1999. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the Centrium is free with fair admission. Seating is on a first-come basis.


in,” Ebanks said. The July issue of Essence magazine features an interview with President Barack Obama, and the festival will expound on issues surrounding the coming election, such as the economy, “being able to pay the bills from day to day, hardships and challenges such as unemployment,” as well as the housing market crisis, Ebanks said. Among the opening-day speakers were New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who launched a mentoring project called “Saving Our Sons,” to help curb crime and violence in the city. His wife, Cheryl, also talked about her program, “Girl Up NOLA,” which seeks to inspire and motivate young



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girls. “Crime is an epidemic in every major city across the nation,” Ebanks said. “The mayor is calling on the entire community to invest in the lives of young men to help prevent violence by putting them on a path to where they are able to focus more on school, on getting an education, to be less likely to get involved in violence.” Essence is one of the premiere music festivals celebrating black culture and music. It’s been held every Independence Day weekend since its inception in 1995, when it marked the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine.

The First Stampede of Flores LaDue documents history of Calgary Stampede BY JESSICA VITULLO THE CANADIAN PRESS It’s no secret the Calgary Stampede has attracted millions of visitors to witness some of the best ropers and rodeo acts the Wild West exhibition has to offer. What many people don’t know is the story behind the founding of the stampede. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Calgary Stampede commissioned a book called The First Stampede of Flores LaDue, written by local resident Wendy Bryden. The history of the stampede begins with rodeo promoter and founder Guy Weadick, who had a vision for the first Calgary Stampede in 1912. “Every child in Calgary knows he started the first stampede a hundred years ago,” says Bryden, 70. “I used to wonder, ‘Did he have a wife, did he have a life?’ It was always something that intrigued me.” The woman behind him was Flores LaDue, a world-champion trick roper who was by his side as the Calgary Stampede was born. But nobody really knew about her. Bryden says it was fate when she read an article in the Calgary Herald newspaper about the famous cowgirl. She was being honoured by The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2001. Accepting the award posthumously for her (she died in 1951) was longtime friend and Longview, Alta., rancher Lenore Bews McLean, 72. She grew up next door to the ranch where Weadick and LaDue lived in the early 1950s. “I phoned all the McLean’s in the phone book,” she says. “I finally got her. She was at the ranch.” Bryden lived only an hour away from the Bews McLean’s ranch. She spent the better part of 10 years driving back




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and forth, writing and re-writing the untold stories and memories of LaDue told to her by Bews McLean and her mother, Josephine Bews. “Here was this opportunity to give her a voice through Lenore McLean who was a witness to her life,” says Bryden. “It gave us such a wonderful opportunity to tell this familiar story of the Calgary Stampede in a new way because nobody had plundered this material.” LaDue ran away from her home in Minnesota as a young girl to participate in the Wild West shows. She and Weadick met during a Wild West show circuit in Calgary in 1906. Bryden says LaDue was scared of her feelings for Weadick when they met. She was an independent woman with no interest in dating. Despite her reservations, they were married after being together for five weeks. She was 23, he was 21. After touring in Wild West shows in Canada and the U.S. for years, the couple dreamed of hosting their very own stampede. The very first Calgary Stampede was held in September 1912, attracting 80,000 people. Bryden and Bews McLean spent 10 years writing the story of Weadick and LaDue, just in time for the Calgary Stampede’s 100th anniversary. The stampede, which is set runs from July 6 to 15, will feature a special guest: Lenore Bews McLean. She will be riding in the Calgary Stampede parade using LaDue’s saddle given to her by Weadick after she died. Although Bryden did not know the couple personally, she speaks highly of them. “They really were a tremendous couple and he was such a visionary,” she says. “She was behind him.”





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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail

Job market still fragile ECONOMY STRAINING TO KEEP MOMENTUM, ADDS MODEST 7,300 JOBS IN JUNE BY JULIAN BELTRAME THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada added a modest 7,300 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped to 7.2 per cent last month in a fresh indication the economy is straining to maintain momentum — but has not yet buckled. The June employment number is the most up-to-date signal of how the economy is performing, and economists visibly breathed a sign of relief that the labour performance was not worse. While the consensus estimate was for a gain of 5,000 jobs, some economists were predicted an outright decline, particularly after the stunning 140,000 gain of March and April that went against the run of weakening economic conditions.

“I’m never going to complain about a dip in the unemployment rate, and we did have a solid increase in hours worked in the month and the second quarter as a whole, which in some ways is almost a better measure,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist with BMO Capital Markets. “It could have been much worse,” agreed Jimmy Jean, an economist with Desjardins Capital Markets. In a statement, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the results show the country is on “the right track,” but noted the fragility in the global economy, the United States and Europe. “That’s why were remain focused on measures to grow the economy . . . like the hiring credit for small business and over $1 billion in new support for research and

development,” he said. In the U.S., employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring, while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.2 per cent. The main surprise in the Statistics Canada report was that the unemployment rate inched lower one-tenth of a point to 7.2 per cent. Normally, a few thousand new jobs isn’t enough to reduce the rate — the agency doesn’t even register 7,300 as a gain, preferring to say “little changed” given the margin of error in the household survey — but June also saw a 16,600 drop in the number of active workers which reduced the overall size of the labour force.

just south of the existing Pierview subdivision. Ultimately, said Lamont, CrestView would consist of about 800 dwelling units, ranging from multi-family to estate homes. Melcor is the managing partner of a joint venture called Whitecap Communities, which is developing the quarter section west of Hwy 20 and south of Ryders Ridge. The project, to be called The Vista in Ryders Ridge, received development approval from Sylvan Lake council on June 25. Guy Pelletier, Melcor’s Red Deer region vice-president, said ground work should be underway by the fall, with the first phase expected to produce about 70 lots. “If we can get it together in time, we would bring those lots on this fall.” The total build out would consist of about 713 homes, which Pelletier said would consist mainly of low-density houses, but also include duplexes, townhouses and likely apartments. Both subdivisions are expected to include a commercial area: about two acres in the case of CrestView and five acres in The Vista in Ryders Ridge. “That part of it is still conceptual,” said Lamont. “Nothing major, that’s for sure.” Pelletier said the commercial area for

The Vista in Ryders Ridge would be located next to Memorial Trail. The first phase of The Vista in Ryders Ridge also has space for a 10-acre elementary school site. Lamont anticipates that CrestView could be built out over a five-year period. He noted that 30 lots in its first phase have already been sold to builders, subject to municipal approval being granted. Pelletier expects The Vista in Ryders Ridge to be phased over a period as long as seven to eight years. He and Lamont agreed that Sylvan Lake needs more residential lots, especially with Ryders Ridge nearing completion. Both men spoke enthusiastically about the town’s growth potential. “If you can work in the Red Deer corridor and live in a small, almost resort community, it has a lot of appeal to people,” said Lamont, whose company is active in both Alberta and British Columbia. “We find Sylvan Lake to be one of the stronger markets in Alberta.” Pelletier added: “Sylvan has had terrific growth over the years and it’s one we haven’t been involved in, until this point.”

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RIM SHARES UP MORE THAN 5% TORONTO — Embattled BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) saw its shares rise more than five per cent on Friday, extending gains from the previous session. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company’s stock closed up 41 cents to $8.22 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with 3.8 million shares traded. The jump follows a climb of almost five per cent on Thursday, when more than seven million shares were traded. When reached for comment a spokesman for RIM said the company does not normally discuss its share price changes. RIM’s stock price has been near-decade lows over the past week after announcing delays to its BlackBerry 10 operating system and new products. The company is also laying off about 5,000 employees as it slashes costs across the organization to contend with faltering sales.

BUILDING PERMITS UP IN MAY: STATSCAN OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says municipalities issued $7 billion worth of building permits in May, up 7.4 per cent from April and the highest level since May 2007. The jump followed a 4.4 per cent decline in April. The agency says the increase was largely due to higher construction intentions for institutional buildings in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and for multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. The value of residential building permits increased 8.5 per cent to $4.1 billion, following four consecutive monthly declines. Non-residential construction intentions rose six per cent to $2.9 billion after a seven per cent decline the previous month. The value of building permits increased in seven provinces in May, led by British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. — The Canadian Press

CrestView, The Vista set for south end BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A pair of residential developments that could add 1,500 homes to Sylvan Lake are expected to commence this fall. Lamont Land Inc. and a group led by Melcor Developments Ltd. each plans to develop a quarter section on the town’s south end. Calgary-based Lamont, which was behind Sylvan Lake’s Ryders Ridge subdivision, owns the quarter section east of 50th Street and north of the new Memorial Trail. It plans to develop the area as CrestView, and is scheduled to present an outline plan to town council on Monday. An earlier plan was rejected two weeks ago following pubic concerns about the loss of mature trees and the fact smaller lots would back onto existing larger homes to the north. Lamont Land owner Gerry Lamont expressed optimism that these issues have been addressed in the revised plan. If it’s approved, he believes underground services for the first phase could be in place by fall. “I’m pretty confident we’re going to get building permits out in October,” he said, adding that this could result in spring occupancies. That first phase would consist of about 70 lots for smaller single-detached homes

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Target plan to come Rules give banks permission to pick favoured dispute-settling body to Canada approved BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Canadian government is proposing a set of new standardized rules to govern how complaints against big banks are handled, but Ottawa is formally giving banks permission to pick who will hear customer disputes. The new rules follow the departure of the Royal Bank (TSX:RY) in 2008 and Toronto-Dominion (TSX:TD) in 2011 from having complaints heard by the federally appointed Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) in favour of ADR Chambers, an independent dispute settlement service. Although there was no specific regulation on the point, the government will now formally allow other private agencies to enter the field of adjudicating consumer complaints as long as they meet certain standards. Critics were quick to pounce on the announcement. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre called the regulations weak and said they would could “destroy” OBSI since rivals more to the banks’ liking are likely to emerge. “The regulations require these external complaints providers to have people who

are working on complaints be impartial and independent of the parties but everyone knows the banks will choose a provider that gives them favourable results,” said John Lawford, counsel for group. “The bank is choosing them, the bank is paying them, it doesn’t sound like an independent process to me,” added NDP finance critic Peggy Nash, who called on Flaherty to reinstate the previous system back in May. Tyler Fleming of OBSI said the original intent of establishing a dispute settlement system in 1996 was that it would be heard by one body, noting criticism that allowing competing services encourages a “race to the bottom” on standards. Asked why Royal and TD left OBSI, Fleming said he believed it was mostly because they didn’t like some of the body’s judgments. The announcement of the new regulations was made at noon Friday in a news release from Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Officials briefed reporters but could not be quoted. Under the new framework, which is expected to come into force following a 30day consultation process, dispute-settling bodies will be required to make their decisions sooner and meet standards of independence and transparency.

Olds playing host to three 4-H shows BY ADVOCATE STAFF Olds will play host to three provincial 4-H shows next week. The Beef Heifer Show will run from Sunday to Tuesday at the Olds Agriculture Society Fairgrounds. It will be followed by the Sheep Show and the Dairy Show at the same location, both going from Wednesday to Friday.

Members will display their livestock, and participate in judging, grooming and marketing. “The industry is in great hands with these individuals at the helm,” said Cameron Horner, the 4-H specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. Members of the public are welcome to attend the shows, with additional information available on the 4-H website.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Ottawa has approved Target Corp.’s plan to enter the Canadian market and sell books and other cultural products such as DVDs, music and magazines. The plan by the U.S. retailer to open stores in Canada was reviewed under the Investment Canada Act to ensure the store’s shelves will have enough home-grown content. In approving Target, Heritage Minister James Moore said Target plans to create more than 20,000 new jobs and has committed to sell uniquely Canadian cultural products in its Canadian stores. “Our government is committed to strengthening Canada’s economy in all sectors, especially arts and culture,” Moore said in a statement Friday. “Target’s investment in Canada’s economy shows our plan is working and will be of great benefit to Canadian workers, Canadian consumers and their families.” The review was launched in March to see if Target’s plan to open stores in Canada would be of net benefit to the country. As part of the approval, Target has committed to employ 100 to 200 people at each store as well as sell and promote Canadian cultural products. Target has also agreed to support Canadian cultural events and organizations The U.S. retailer is poised to begin opening the first of between 125 and 135 stores in Canada at former Zellers locations acquired from Hudson’s Bay Co. The store openings are set to start next year. Target, a 109-year-old U.S. retailer that was part of Dayton-Hudson Corp. before changing its name in 2000, is one of the biggest U.S. department store chains, with revenues of more than US$67 billion in its last fiscal year. The company has more than 355,000 employees and 1,763 stores and is the secondbiggest discount retailer in the U.S. after Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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DEVELOPMENT: CrestView at higher elevation

COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Friday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 92.69 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 72.45 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.37 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.04 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.75 Cdn. National Railway . . 86.05 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 75.03 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 3.53 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 67.50 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.89 Cervus Equipment Corp 18.96 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 31.51 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 40.25 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.57 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.53 General Motors Co. . . . . 20.31 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 14.34 Research in Motion. . . . . . 8.22 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 38.21 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 28.37 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 62.61 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 17.56 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 43.23 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.10 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 68.74 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.03 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 33.08 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 11.50 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.61 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.76 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 54.01 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.36 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 16.72 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 37.55 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.62 First Quantum Minerals . 18.63 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 38.52 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.26 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 40.12 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.41 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 45.95 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.93 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 31.92

Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 22.06 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 24.98 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 40.28 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.08 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 43.75 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 26.58 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.69 Canyon Services Group. . 9.32 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.99 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.680 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.48 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 1.90 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 84.80 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 29.30 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . 1.650 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 25.61 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.79 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.45 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.14 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.40 Penn West Energy . . . . . 13.64 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.86 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 6.94 Pure Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 7.03 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 29.36 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.57 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 11.12 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 5.83 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 45.40 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 57.03 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 52.85 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.95 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 26.59 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.07 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 22.54 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 39.86 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 62.33 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 10.90 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 73.80 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.950 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 52.78 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 22.47 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.50

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market tumbled Friday as weak U.S. jobs data added to worries that the global economy is slowing faster than previously thought. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 157.38 points to 11,659.65 as the U.S. Labour Department reported that the American economy only managed to crank out 80,000 jobs last month, below already modest expectations for 90,000 positions. “It’s more than the jobs report,” said Patrick Blais, managing director and portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. “A number of items are coming to the forefront: European challenges seem to be resurfacing, (Spanish bond yields are moving back higher), the market is coming to the realization that global growth will be significantly lower than expected — probably not only for this year but looking into the next year.” The Canadian dollar was down 0.41 a cent to 98.17 cents US as traders also took in tepid domestic job creation figures from Statistics Canada. The agency said 7,300 jobs were added in June, slightly better than the limited gain that had been expected. The TSX Venture Exchange shed 15.1 points to 1,211.35. The Dow Jones industrials dropped 124.2 points to 12,772.47. The Nasdaq composite index lost 38.79 points to 2,937.33 and the S&P 500 index was off 12.9 points to 1,354.68. Even before the jobs reports, markets had already been set for a weak session after International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Friday that the IMF is cutting its forecast for global economic growth in a quarterly assessment to be released later this month. She did not say which countries or regions were contributing to the lowered assessment for 2012 and declined to give more details. Growth in most major economies has showed signs of slowing in recent months, partly due to Europe’s chronic debt crisis and economic malaise. The jobs report capped a disappointing week which included worse than expected readings on the American manufacturing and service sectors. But the TSX managed to end the week with a gain of 63 points. On the TSX, the energy sector fell 2.21 per cent as crude prices fell sharply despite interest rate cuts announced Thursday by the European and Chinese central banks. The August crude contract fell $2.77 to US$84.45 a barrel. The base metals sector fell 3.75 per cent as diminished demand prospects also pushed metal prices lower with the September copper contract on the Nymex off eight cents at US$3.41 a pound. Teck Re-

sources (TSX:TCK.B) lost $1.04 to C$31.92 and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) was 89 cents lower at $18.63. The gold sector dropped about 2.4 per cent as bullion fell $30.50 to US$1,578.90 an ounce. Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) faded 40 cents to C$8.41 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) was off 78 cents to $38.52. All TSX sectors were lower save for a slight gain in the utilities group. The financials sector declined 1.23 per cent while Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) was down 41.03 to $52.85 and Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) dropped 34 cents to $10.90. Industrial stocks also weakened with Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) 16 cents lower at $4.04. Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) says Tony Ingram has resigned as a director, the third departure from the CP board since the Calgary-based company’s annual meeting in May. As a result of the departures and the addition of Hunter Harrison as a director and chief executive officer of the company, the nominees put forward by Pershing Square have a majority on the 14-member board of directors. In other corporate news, Calvalley Petroleum Inc. (TSX:CVI.A) stock soared Friday in the first trading since it received an unsolicited takeover proposal from a Norwegian oil and gas company. Its shares jumped $1.19 or 82.64 per cent to $2.63, well above the $2.30 per share proposed Thursday by DNO International. Pengrowth Energy Corp. (TSX:PGF) is reducing its monthly dividend payments to shareholders by 43 per cent to four cents a share starting next month. The Calgary-based company says it’s making the change due to weak commodity prices and increased uncertainty in the capital and property markets and its shares fell 21 cents to $6.40.

A big difference between Ryders Ridge and CrestView is the higher elevation of the latter and its undulating landscape, said Lamont. “It’s going to lend itself to a little bit more of a hillier type of development,” he said, adding that this should result in more higher-end estate homes. “The topography will just demand that, because of the views.”

JOBS: Second month in a row of minimal gains

Locall job bless ratte down 0.5% last month The jobless rate in the Red Deer region n dropped 0.5 percentage points last month, ac-cording to the latest Statistics Canada figures,, released on Friday. But the area still had the e highest unemployment rate of the eight regionss in Alberta. Unemployment in this region was calculated d at 5.1 per cent for June, down from 5.6 per centt in May and 6.4 per cent in June 2011. The pro-vincial average, which is adjusted to account forr seasonal variations, was 4.6 per cent in June, ass compared with 4.5 per cent in May and 5.5 perr cent in June 2011. The Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House e region had the lowest unemployment rate forr June, at 4.0 per cent. Edmonton was next at 4.4 4 per cent, followed by Athabasca-Grande Prairie e at 4.5 per cent, Camrose-Drumheller and Wood d Buffalo-Cold Lake at 4.5 per cent, Lethbridge-Medicine Hat at 4.7 per cent and Calgary at 4.8 8 per cent. The national unemployment rate was 7.2 perr cent, down 0.1 percentage points from May. Al-berta’s number was the lowest in Canada. From May to June, the province’s labourr force decreased by 6,900 and employment de-c ea cr e sed by y 8,6 , 00.

Regionally, there was an even split among provinces with employment increases as those with declines, but aside from Ontario — which added more than 20,000 jobs last month — the differences from the previous month were small in comparison to their populations, the agency said. It was the second month in a row that Canada saw minimal job gains. Still, given the size of the March and April increases, analysts said it is good news that the early gains were confirmed by May and June’s numbers, the biggest gains were in business, building and rather than reversed. other support services, where employment rose by And there were other aspects to like about the about 24,000. report, including that full-time employment rose by Health care and social assistance added 20,000 29,300, offsetting a big decline in part-time work. and there was a gain of 19,000 in educational serIn addition, the number of hours worked increased by 0.4 per cent and hourly wages rose 3.4 per vices. Offsetting the employment gains, the number of cent on an annual basis, up from May’s 3.0. workers in the information, culture and recreation “People were working longer hours and getting fields fell by 31,000, while there were 20,000 fewer paid more for their efforts,” Porter said, adding that agricultural workers in June. it should support consumer spending. There were also minor declines in construction The June employment numbers probably will have few implications for the Bank of Canada’s inter- and manufacturing. est rate policy. The Canadian central bank had appeared itching to begin raising interest rates during the spring, but seems to have backed off in recent D weeks. I With Thursday’s stimL ulative moves by central B banks in continental E Europe, United KingR dom and China, a rate T increase from the Bank of Canada appears to be on hold for some time to come, analysts said, with some looking as far into the future as 2014. While June constituted a soft month for most workers, it was positively dour on the summer job front for students. Employment as a percentage of their population among those aged 20-24 fell sharply to 63.2 per cent from 67.4 per cent in June 2011, matching the situation in 2009, when student employFrom tractors to trailers and everything else, ment was hit hard by the recession. Kärcher has the ideal pressure washer to keep it clean! “(It) is also the lowest June employment SAVE! rate since comparable SUPER EFFICIENT data became available in BURNER 1977,” the agency said. uses 25% less fuel Similarly, the employment rate among those aged 17-19 also fell, to 51.4 per cent, lower than existed in June 2009. Most of the gains last • Pressure Washers • Agriculture month occurred in the public sector, which saw • Air Compressors • Industrial a large 38,900 gain, while • Samson Lube Equip. • Automotive the private sector shed • Pumps of all kinds • Residential 26,000 jobs. 7018 Johnstone Dr. Red Deer Self-employment fell 403-347-9770 by 5,500. RED DEER • EDMONTON • CALGARY • LEDUC • GRAND PRAIRIE • BRANDON • LANGLEY Statistics Canada said




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When every room has a view COUPLE HAS ROTATING HOUSE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NORTH RUSTICO, P.E.I. — A house under construction in North Rustico has been turning heads lately. The home, owned by Stephanie and Steve Arnold, has a twist — it’ll be able to rotate 360 degrees. Designed by Luke Everingham, founder of E Rotating Structures, the house will be two stories and 2,500 square feet. The round house is based on a Deltec home, a company based out of North Carolina. Despite its mechanical intricacies, the designer estimates the cost of rotating the house to be about 20 to 50 cents on an average day. “You’re not likely to do more than two rotations a day,” said Everingham. The home does its rotation using a bearing in the middle of the spoke-like frame of the floor. Two 700-watt drive motors, the equivalent of two large washing machine motors, on either side of the platform would move the central bearing. Twentyfour wheels around the perimeter will move at a speed of about one rotation per 38 minutes. Plumbing and electrical will run up through the central bearing in the house in flexible tubes and cables. The house will only turn 360 degrees before turning back the other way to avoid twisting the cables. The couple is considering putting in an elevator to get upstairs. The waterfront property’s rotating capability will be controlled in the palm of a hand. The rotating feature is on an application for Arnold’s phone. The app divides the house into 16 sections and can be instructed to go to any one of the 16 main coordinates of a compass.

The base could be told to have one section follow the sun’s path throughout the day. “It comes in handy if it’s a really hot day and we want to have a barbecue,” said Arnold. “You rotate the part of the deck with the barbecue to face the ocean breeze.” Arnold’s family is from P.E.I., though he lives in Australia and spends summers in the province. He plans to turn this house into a bed and breakfast, which he’ll name Around the Sea. The Arnolds will live in the top half of the home during the summer, while the bottom is being divided into four suites, each with a kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and — of course — an ocean view. “I know Luke wanted us to have only two units on the bottom so then you can have it facing the ocean all the time, but I said that’s why you have a rotating house so you can give it to everybody,” laughed Arnold. “I think a lot people will be interested in coming now, just because it rotates.” The house will cost about $1 million to construct, but Arnold said the four bed and breakfast suites drove that figure up. Everingham, an electrician and musician by trade, originally drew the design after a friend in Australia said he wished he could rotate his home 15 degrees to the north. The Australia native went to work, designing is own rotating house, and capturing worldwide attention.

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The Arnolds later saw the home featured on an Australian television network, and the couple began seriously considering the design for land they purchased in North Rustico. Stephanie admits she had her reservations. “I just got sold on the idea,” she said. “At first I thought he was just crazy, but now I’m really happy with it.” Everingham took on the job after meeting the couple, but had to factor in new designs for the differences between P.E.I. and Australia’s climate. “As a result of the snow, you end up with a lot more weight on the house. You can double the weight of it,” he explained. “Everything’s had to be a large capacity to accommodate for 100 tons of load.” The Arnold’s first experience in a rotating house came after meeting Everingham for the first time. They noticed the home had moved because Stephanie’s shoes were not in the same place when they walked back outside. The couple has received lots of support from the community of Rustico, with many residents inviting welcoming them. Photos of the house’s construction and more information can be seen on the bed and breakfast’s website:, and more information on rotating houses can be viewed at erotatingstructures. com


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Family revelations found in Canada Indeed, if truth be known, we find it almost impossible to dial back the work button or slow our attempts to unearth fabulous finds for our clients. Called to action by Canadian Pickers — and similar antiquing TV shows — we decided, only last week, to prowl Canada’s rich history on a C&J treasure hunt in the hallowed hunting ground of Ottawa, Prince Edward County and Port Hope. Plundering the past, however, requires an automobile that’s up to covering lots of ground and, of course, one that’s capable of swallowing up bargains and transporting them safely home. Our own antique jalopy, a í68 Mercedes 280SL, is gorgeous, but when it comes to ‘trunk it and transport it’ COLIN & there’s just one problem; stash JUSTIN the rear with anything more than a couple of Chanel hat boxes and there’s little space for anything else. To better facilitate our quest for antiquities, we called our pals at GM. Over the past few months we’ve been testing their fleet (on a press loan basis) and find their cars — or certainly the ones we’ve tried — to offer a capable and very comfortable driving experience. Anyway, to cut a long story short — and to make a long journey seem sizably smaller — we drove a Buick Verano for our Ottawa, PEC and Port Hope odyssey. And it swallowed up the miles. But first things first. What better way to get in the mood for antiquing than an overnight stay in one of Ottawa’s most famous heritage homes? Invited by Andrew Pocock, High Commissioner for Britain, and his wife Julie, to a pre-Olympics celebration at Earnscliffe (their official residence), we enjoyed a fantastic garden party to honour the sporting fraternity, past and present. Delicious fare came courtesy of a host of local chefs who set up epicurean stations around the landscaped gardens. It really was a marvellous gathering and, with the sun beating down on the Victorian manor (once home to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister) the balmy afternoon yielded to early evening as the friendly conglomerate of invitees dreamed of gold medals all around. Later in the evening, with the majority of guests departed, we gathered in the conservatory to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine ahead of our tenure in the Thatcher Suite. Blimey! As we scanned the comfortable bedroom, decorated for the most part in traditional British style, we felt thoroughly indulged, even somewhat entwined in British political history. Next morning, sated after breakfast in Earnscliffe’s oil painting adorned dining hall, we set off for Prince Edward County in search of sun, sand and glorious antiques. Arriving, three hours later in picturesque Picton, we grabbed a sandwich before driving seven kilometres to Sandbanks Provincial Park, a golden beach the area is deservedly famous. More like Barbados than inland Canada, it boasts the world’s largest freshwater sandbar and has to be seen to be believed. As the sun finally lost its battle with the horizon, we headed back to Picton and checked into the Merrill Inn, a hostelry about which we’d heard great reports. But it would be a conversation, post dinner, that really struck a chord, a reminder of an unbelievable chain of events that kicked off last time we visited Picton. Chatting with the staff we mentioned a time, three years past, when we tried unsuccessfully to book on spec. Back then, with Canada Day approaching, Picton — in its entirety — was full so we drove to Belleville in search of digs, but to no avail. Next up we tried Cobourg, but it was the same story. Sensible people, we learned (especially at holiday time), book their accommodation before embarking upon travel. Anyway, to cut a long story short, we agreed to try one last place before driving back to Toronto and conceding defeat. And so it came to pass we rocked up in Port Hope, a town, at the time, about which we knew very little. And hey; determination paid off when we found a cute B&B and secured the last local room. Result. The next day, wandering into town, we stumbled across a little cafe called Zest. And then it happened. We become aware of the eyes. Two sets peering fixedly at us from a table at the far side of the room. Glancing over, we spotted a senior — but very fit — couple who appeared to be surveying us with some intent. Blimey; if only we could have known what was about to unravel. Slightly unnerved, we tried not to stare back, aware, however, that inquisitive eyes were observing our every move. But our curiosity eventually won; we made our approach. Our opening gambit? “We, erm, we couldn’t help notice you, well, watching us. Are you design fans?” A moment’s silence, then, from the woman, “Well, yes, actually we are, but that’s not why we’ve been staring.” By this point uneasy, we countered, in unison; “Well, have a lovely day, it was nice meeting you.” As we turned to leave, the woman’s voice piped up again; “Might we ask for just another moment of your time?” Spinning on our heels, we were suddenly face to face with our smiling inquisitor. “We’ve watched you on TV since you arrived in Canada, but our interest goes much further back than that.” Colin’s mind flickered, as Justin responded; “Further back?” A few seconds passed, muted by discomfort, and then; “My husband and I hoped we’d eventually meet you. To thank you, Justin. To thank your father, God rest his soul.” By this point glued to the floor like pillars of salt, we glanced at each other before Colin chipped; “You want to thank Justin and his dad? For what?” Immediately a hand was extended to Justin. “My name is Speedy McLean and if it wasn’t for your father I wouldn’t be alive today.” Stunned silence ensued as we absorbed the moment. Speedy McLean’s eyes narrowed and he started to tell his story. “Sixty-five years ago, when I was a wee boy in Fort William — your hometown, Justin — I was playing with friends. Last thing I remember is taking a tumble into a deep murky pond. “Fortunately your father, an apprentice electrician, was leaving a nearby factory at that exact moment and spotted the commotion. He tore off his jacket and dived into the icy waters and pulled me out. He saved me, Justin. He saved my life.” Speedy was smiling but his eyes were glazed.


“It was called Electric Pond, Justin. I’m not sure why it was called Electric Pond, but it was. Your daddy was leaving work when he saw the little boy under the water. I was so proud of how he intervened.” You can imagine the scene. Mr. and Mrs. McLean embraced, Justin was bereft and Colin, stoically, held the moment together. In a country of some 34 million people — and in a town upon which we happened quite by accident — we sailed into Ryan history. A moment earlier, or a few moments later, we might never have met the McLeans; such is the phenomenon of “sliding doors.” But anyway; back to reality and matters of antiquing, cross Canada. Alas, no family revelations this time, but we did happen upon a well priced collection of silver flatware which is currently being re-polished ahead of its dispatch to Toronto. Guess it demonstrates that, when it comes to home design, the past can throw out all manner of perfect gems to create a brand new and exciting future. To this day we often think of Speedy MacLean and his lovely wife. We wonder if they ever made the pilgrimage to Fort William, as they explained they hoped to, whilst still in their health and strength. And we wonder if Speedy ever returned to Electric Pond. One thing’s for certain, though; Justin has a new set of ‘memories’ — tales of a father he adored, a man too humble to share the story of a child rescued all those years past. And both of us have fond recollections of Port Hope, now one of our favourite Canadian towns. Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada). Follow them on Twitter @ colinjustin or on Facebook (ColinandJustin). Check out their new candle and room spray ranges at candjhome. Contact them through their website

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Colin, observing in disbelief, asked Justin if the story made any sense. “I’m sorry, but as much as I want to believe, I’m sure I’d have known.” As Speedy placed a friendly hand on Justin’s shoulder he glanced at his wife and continued. “I met the girl of my dreams in Fort William but we eventually left Scotland and headed here. Decades later, when you arrived in Canada, I could hardly believe it. I started to tell everyone the story of your dad. But one thing always escaped me; the name of the pond. I remember it had a special nickname locally but I’ve never been able to recall that nickname.” Absorbing the tale, Justin chimed; “If your story’s true, my mother would know. I’m going to call her.” At this, hands trembling, Justin dialed Scotland. “Hi Mum,” he purred, trying for all the world to sound calm, “I need to ask a question about dad. I’m in Port Hope, a lovely wee town an hour and a half outside Toronto. Don’t worry, everything’s OK, but I’ve met some people from Fort William. They’re called Mr. and Mrs. McLean.” Everyone is looking at Justin. “I’m freaked out, Mum. They say that when Mr. McLean — Speedy as he’s known — was a boy, dad saved his life. Is this true? And if it is, why didn’t I know?” As Justin flustered, Colin took the phone, “Hi, it’s me. Don’t worry, Justin’s fine, just a little taken aback.” All the way from Fort William, words tumble into the receiver. “Yes, Colin, it’s true. Justin’s dad, as you probably remember, was a very humble man. I suppose he didn’t ever make a big deal of it. It’s just the way he was. He did what he had to do and that was the end of it.” Justin, regaining his faculties, takes back the phone. “Hello? There was a pond, apparently with some type of nickname?” Quick as a flash, Claire Ryan settled years of McLean debate.


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would sacrifice my sanity. — Nevada Dear Nevada: Have you and Jason attempted counseling? He may not realize how close you are to walking out, and he might be willing to work on your problems in order to save the marriage. And no matter what you decide, please get counseling on your own and consider letting your children see someone, as well. They are suffering, too, and the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. All of you could use some ongoing guidance. Dear Annie: My sex life has always been important to me. My wife and I are in our early 60s. This is my third marriage. For the first three years, the sex was good, but the past two have been a problem. I tell my wife that I am going upstairs and getting ready for bed, and I mention having sex, and she tells me that she will be up in a few minutes. About four hours later, she comes to bed saying she fell asleep watching TV. After several of these excuses, I asked her to be honest. She insists there is no problem. When she works, she doesn’t want sex, so this weekend I asked if we could have sex, and she said OK, but again fell asleep in front of the TV. She promised to make it up to me the next night, but it was the same story. This upsets me. I am thinking of divorce. She told me that she and her last husband were like roommates, and I feel it

is happening in our marriage, too. Any suggestions? — Lost in El Paso Dear Lost: We will say that your approach is a bit lacking. “I’m going to bed and I’d like sex” is not quite the turn-on you might think. It also is not uncommon for women past menopause to lose desire. Gently suggest to your wife that she talk to her doctor about hormonal help for her libido. Then please work on your romantic technique, and find out what will make her more interested in intimacy. Dear Annie: My deep sympathy to “Indianapolis,” whose evil sister-in-law is keeping the family from seeing their dying brother. My uncle married a woman who did her best for 35 years to keep him from the rest of the family. She was petty and nasty and had our uncle wrapped around her finger. When he became ill, she didn’t tell us he was in hospice. We’d call their house, and she’d say he was too tired to talk. Then she told us to stop calling because the phone disturbed him. We didn’t find out he had died until a cousin wrote with condolences. We’ll never know what our uncle saw in that woman. There are people who are just mean beyond redemption. Hell is sure going to be crowded. — Sad Just Thinking About It Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

to change what you don’t want. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Money is one of those topics people sing about, dream about, or crave. Ultimately, money is but one tool that opens options. Love is another. Luckily, you don’t have to choose one over the other now, as both areas get a celestial boost, opening up possibilities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Each one of us is asking for love, in varying ways. There is a request made now for your care, but it’s not evident and difficult to decipher. A strong facade is easily transparent if you look for the light within. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You know in your heart when you’re on the right track, and where you might be betraying your own wisdom. Cultivating this voice is part of your path. Events now are asking you to consult with this inner guidance. Check in as you take stock. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Moon moves through your sign in rare independence, not conversing with other planets for most of the day. You get in touch with behavior that feels nourishing, creating your own little heaven.

identified with a sub-cultural group, defined by anything from shared country ties to a fondness of a dress or sport. You find yourself appreciative of a song decidedly not part of your usual repertoire. Let it affirm your growing interests. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Mercury is slowing to a crawl, as he gets ready to stand still, before turning retrograde in your sign. You’re asking valuable questions of heart. Pay careful attention to matters that come forward now. They represent a theme that will reoccur in weeks to come. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Now that Mars is out of your sign, have you had your exhale moment yet? If not, don’t worry. The sky is conspiring to slowly coax it out of you. You might be driven to secure finances now. Relax, a big, prosperous breakthrough and more money is close. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The sky slowly leads you towards an expanded definition of love. In order to welcome an important realization, you might have to face some tough questions first, likely delivered via a family member. It’s in your interest to engage the conversation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A quick moment could lead you to make the exact health related discovery that strikes a cord with your current needs. It could be a new fitness move or food supplement that holds a big promise. Decide if the price is worth a try. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is the ideal day to keep a note pad close at hand. A brilliant idea comes on quickly, and could leave just as fast, if you don’t take care to document it. This works out better than winning the lottery for the possibility of prosperity an idea holds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A friend asks you some tough questions, acting as a conduit to an important realization. Even though you know they are for your benefit, the honesty required to answer might be tough. Be with someone with whom you feel safe. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your ruling planet, Uranus, is slowly coming to a halt just before he turns retrograde. This is an important week, as a key conversation lights your creativity and lets you know what matters to you most. Soon, you’ll be working on the dream that comes forward now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your work environment might start going slightly wonky now. Changes are hopeful, but do require learning and adjustment. Ride the wave of change, knowing the dust will settle and you’ll find yourself on top. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

Saturday, July 7 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Cree Summer, 43; Shelley Duvall, 63; Ringo Starr, 72 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Mar’s recent move into the sign of Libra, officially ends an unusually long cycle that saw Mars in Virgo for over seven months. The area of life that has felt most urgent will finally ease. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: In many ways, it’s an inspired year. Even the most practically inclined find magic and miracles within their grasp. You could find a newfound aptitude for music or the arts, helping you add sublime beauty to the Sunday, July 8 world. It will be a great year, enjoy! CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Beck Hansen, 42; NADIYA ARIES (March 21-April 19): Kevin Bacon, 56; Anjelica Huston, 61 SHAH There have been romantic notions THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Mercury, and Uranus which is of a message in a bottle, thrown inconsidered the higher octave of Mercury, go retrograde later to the ocean and eventually found. this week. Retrograde periods have a special value, giving us Today, we have many immediate the chance to go back and make sure we like what we’ve creways to communicate with someone far away. Your message ated. It will be a great day, enjoy! is specific. Choose a direct line of communication. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You’ve got a desire to explore and TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The Universe is adamant that take on a new adventure. It might take some creative bookyou move towards a financial source that pleases you and work and calculations, but you’ll find the resources if you’re uses more of your talents. You are approaching a spontanedetermined enough. Balance overindulgences with a need to ous meeting that could lead to an opportunity. Stay open to move. It will be a great year, enjoy! the offers that are moving towards you. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Understanding is very imporGEMINI (May 21-June 20): Right now, your primary ditant. These days, you have the ability to grasp concepts in rective is trust yourself, above and beyond anything else. a flash. It’s when the process has been slow that things get Another’s heart is open and well intended, but you decide if tougher. That changes now, as you experience a sharpening spontaneous advice offered makes sense for you. of your mental agility. CANCER (June 21-July 22): If we were to entertain the TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Studies have shown that thought of the entire Universe as a mosaic, and our individual plants feel emotion. They respond to conversation and love lives as part of that shifting pattern, then every point of confrom the person watering them. Someone is a part of the nection is exactly as it’s supposed to be. Don’t curse anyone background of your life, but is influenced by you. Take time to away now. They are a valuable part of your learning. spread good will. It will be felt. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A perturbed facial expression GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Venus in your sign is slowly might be hiding a deeper sadness. Try not to get lost in superdancing with Mercury this week, indicating flirty conversations ficial expressions now. They mean little in comparison to the and suggestive messages that light your curiosity. Wit turns well of emotion building inside. If you have the strength, you you on more than usual, and you demonstrate sharp skills can offer to be an ear. you’d like to see in others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A simple “Thank you” can go CANCER (June 21-July a long way to smoothing out any misgiving. Your error was 22): Some songs are strongly not intended, but there were hurt feelings. 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AMES Terrance Gordon 1943 - 2012 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandpa, son, “Terry”, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, after a brief illness at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Terry is survived by his loving wife, Faye; mother, Emily Ames; three children, Darrell (Dianne), Darrin (Judy) and Darcie Phillips (Paul); along with six grandchildren, Lindsey, Landen, Brittney, Spencer, Anthony and Darby. He is predeceased by his father Gordon Ames. Terry was born in Nordegg Alberta on October 27, 1943, he then moved to Red Deer Alberta and married Faye Engen in November of 1962 where they lived for the past 50 years. He also worked for Telus (AGT) for 25 years and then in his later years followed his passion of driving a tour bus, which let him see lots of the country side. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Lim for his care. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Terry’s memory to the Alberta Lung Association, PO Box 4700 STN South, Edmonton Alberta, T6E 9Z9. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held from the chapel of Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040


MILLER 1920 - 2012 Mr. Andrew Miller passed away at Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer, Alberta, on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Andrew is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Barbara Miller. A private family interment service will be held at Compeer Cemetery, Compeer, Alberta, at a later date. A memorial service in Andrew’s honour will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67 A Street, (Taylor Drive) Red Deer on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial tributes in Andrew’s memory may be made to Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

PRICE 1957-2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Wallace “Wally” G. Price of Red Deer. He passed away at Rocky Mountain House Hospital on June 30, 2012 at the age of 55 years. Wally was born in Fredricton and raised in Priceville, New Brunswick. He worked at Camdon Construction in Red Deer, which he greatly enjoyed. Wally’s hobbies included camping, golfing and curling. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne Price; his son, Lucas Price and daughter Ta r a P r i c e ; o n e b r o t h e r, Keith Price and four sisters, Belinda Price, Wendy Price, Bernice Price and Brenda (Ted) O’Donnell; as well as by several nieces and nephews. Wally is predeceased by his father and mother, Gordon and Ruth Price. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their final respects to Wally at Parkland Funeral Home on the evening of Sunday, June 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. A celebration of Wally’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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TURNER Elizabeth Agnes MacGregor Joan Evelyn Oct. 1, 1927 - July 7, 2011 Joan Evelyn Turner (nee We little knew that morning that Holewell), beloved Mother, God was going to call your name. Grandmother and GreatIn life we loved you dearly. grandmother, passed away In death we do the same. quietly at the West Park It broke our hearts to lose you. Lodge on Thursday, July 5, You did not go alone, 2012 at the age of 91 years. for part of us went with you Joan was born in a snow the day God called you home. storm on March 20, 1921 in You left us peaceful memories. Nokomis, SK. Her father was Your love is still our guide. a station agent for the CPR so And though we cannot see you, she grew up in several small you are always at our side. communities in Saskatchewan Our family chain is broken and Alberta. After graduating and nothing seems the same, in Hairy Hill she had been but ad God calls us one by one, promised a second trip to the Chain will link again. England, but the advent of Love always and forever WWII cancelled the trip and Cam, Eileen & Addison she was compensated with a year in Toronto at a dress-making college. Following Toronto, Joan moved to Edmonton, where she met and married Harry Ashenden Turner in 1942. They moved with their two children to Red Deer in 1954. She worked various casual positions until taking an office position at Dench Trucking. After the birth of their third child, Joan returned to work and continued for a variety of businesses until she retired in 1982. After retirement, she pursued a life-long ambition in the arts. Joan is still fondly remembered by the members of the Red Deer Art Club and the Red Neil John “Jack” McPHEE Deer Lettering Arts Guild. June 14, 1930 - July 8, 2011 Joan is lovingly remembered To hear your voice, by her three children: Brian and to see your smile, and his children, Kristine and To sit and talk awhile Joycelyn; Roxana (Gordon) To be together and her children, Arthur and in the same old way Tristan; Kevin (Leanne) and Would be our greatest their children, Kelsey, Iain wish today. and Kate; and long-time Gone, but not forgotten, friend, Gwen and her children, Dearly missed by Gilberte, Leslie, Carmen and Clayton; and family. and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends Just had and family will gather to celebrate her life at a date to a baby girl? be determined. The family Tell Everyone requests in lieu of flowers, with a Classified donations may be made directly Announcement to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9, to the Medicine River Wildlife Centre, Box 115, 309-3300 Spruce View, AB T0M 1V0 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Births Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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GOOD We would like to express our gratitude to the Red Deer Hospital and in particular Dr. R. Curtis, the nurses in the ICU department, and Unit 33 for the excellent care given to Bea. To our dear friends, relatives who were always there, for the many cards, flowers, emails, phone calls and memorial donations received. Reverend Mabel Woo, Bethany Collegeside, Chaplin, Red Deer Regional Hospital, Royal Canadian Legion deserve a very special thanks, you have given us the strength to carry on in this most difficult time. Christopher, Jana, Owen Good and Family.

KEITH RANDALL My life’s been full, I’ve favoured much Good friends, good times, A loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Fill up your heart and share with me God wanted me now, He set me free. The family of the late Keith Randall would like to Thank all for their kind words of sympathy, the flowers, cards and food we received. He was a great man and will be missed by all that crossed his path. Heather and Jake Randall JJ and Colton Randall Art and Pam Randall

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DENTAL LAB TECHNICIAN p/t, flexible hrs. Submit resume to Dr. JE Scalzo 4602-50 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1W9 LOOKING for a great summer job? Aspen Beach, a campground on Gull Lake is seeking individuals for campground maintenance. For more info email: barb@ or fax 403-748-1122 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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Apex Oilfield Services is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Desktop Support Technician that enjoys working with people, is very organized and has a keen eye for detail. Candidates with 1-2 years of experience in desktop support are preferred, but recent grads are encouraged to apply. For more information visit our website at Resumes can be submitted attention Steve Shaw to in PDFformat no later than July 13, 2012. No phone calls, please. Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Seeking IT SUPPORT TECH Position based in Red Deer corporate office. Provide remote support to staff in our chain of retail stores, and onsite support to our corporate office. Support Windows XP Pro/7, network routers, switches, printers, scanners and various software products such as MS Office and Shortcuts, the POS software. Implement & manage rollout of Canada wide point of sale software. Candidate must have a Computer Systems Technology diploma or equivalent in experience. Excellent customer service, communication & organizational skills required. Remuneration based on experience and education. Excellent benefits package, competitive wage, perks. Apply in confidence to or fax resume to 1-888-409-0483 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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WA N T E D R D A I I M o n . Thurs. for General dental practise in Rimbey. Previous exp. preferred. Please fax resume to 403-843-2607 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

740 BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC is looking for a

FULL TIME REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT II (RDA II) The successful candidate must have good work ethic, interpersonal and computer skills. Be able to operate in a paperless office Be a team player Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8am – 4:30pm We offer fair compensation and bonus Please mail resume to Dr. Hugh Porter Box 4128 Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5 Or email to We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise that only candidates selected for an interview for this competition will be contacted.



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AURORA DENTAL GROUP is looking for a

Dental Hygienist

3 days/week, starting Aug. 8 Fax: 403-782-6326 RED DEER Orthodontics is seeking a


with or w/o ortho module. Exciting changes approaching and we are looking for friendly, motivated, energetic team players! Please forward resumes to: WANTED: Sterilization Technician for Rimbey Dental Care. Must be meticulous & work well in a team setting. Starting wage $12-$15/hr depending on exp. Please fax resume to 403-843-2607

Sully Chapman Beattie LLP has an immediate opening for a well organized, fast working, legal assistant with experience in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Conveyancing. Corporate experience an asset. Salary and benefits are negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Please email your resume to Please Note: We will only reply to those candidates meeting our criteria.

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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



F/T-P/T Front Store, Cashier Work, For Blackfalds resident. Resume to


DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ or fax 403-864-8284

Furix Energy is hiring B-PRESSURE WELDERS with vessel manufacturing experience. Please email resume to or fax 403-348-8109

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Looking for a great place to grow with a leading company!! Please contact us by: Fax: (403)340-0886 Email: jrempel@ cathedralenergyservices. com For full detail on this position, Please log onto our website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com

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with flare stack building experience. Must be able to read blueprints and do material take off. Stainless welding ticket would be an asset. Merit program. Great rates and hours. Please email resume to: or fax: (403)340-3471

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FEEDLOT in Central AB is looking for Feed Truck Operator. Must have Class 3 with Air, exp. an asset, & mechanically inclined. Duties include feeding, machinery & facility maintenance. 10 days on, 4 off schedule. Please fax resume to 403-638-3908, or phone 403-638-4165 or email:



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If you are looking to start or advance your career within the Safety Industry look no further.

We are looking to fill a : FIELD ADMINISTRATOR position immediately.

TRICAN WELL SERVICE is one of Canada’s fastest growing pressure pumping companies, with operations in Canada, the US, Russia, Kazakhstan and North Africa. Recognized for technical leadership and innovation, Trican provides specialized, engineered and integrated solutions to customers involved in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reserves. Trican’s services include fracturing, coiled tubing, cementing, acidizing, nitrogen, microseismic and industrial services.

This is a camp position that will require travel with a 9 day on, 5 day off schedule. If you have administration experience, are familiar with Excel and are enthusiastic about field work apply today! Please forward your resume to

At Trican, we are proud to have receive numerous accolades as a top employer, as we believe success begins with our people. We hire and reward those who are motivated, results and service-oriented, team players, career-driven, honest, ethical and adaptable. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply for one of the following positions:

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SUPERVISORS: Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing OPERATORS: Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing experienced Coiled Tubing SUPERVISORS: Cementing, Acidizing, N2, &Coiled Tubing, Drilling Tools TRANSPORT OPERATORS: C02, Cement, Sand

OPERATORS: Fracturing, Cementing, Acidizing, Experienced Coiled Tubing & N2 JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS


3 FAMILY SALE 158 ALBERTS CLOSE Thursday, July 5th 3-8 Friday, July 6th 3-8 Saturday, July 7th 10:30-3

MULTI-FAMILY 71 GISH STREET July 6-8 Fri. 4-8, Sat & Sun, 9-6 Lots of household, children’s, antiques & collectables, etc

Deer Park 161 DIXON CRES. Sun. 8th 11-3 Moving out of province. Household items, DVD’s, CD’s, furniture, etc.

Fairview - Upper JULY 7 & 8, 10 A.M.- 8 P.M. 38 FERN RD. Sporting goods, furniture, household items, clothing toys, electronics, etc.

YARD SALE Furniture, household, etc. Sat. July 7, 9-2. Rain or Shine. 5754-71St.

Morrisroe 17 McVicar St. Sat. July 7, 8-4. Treadmill, household, books, mechanical, electronics, etc. 27 MARTIN CL. Sat. July 7, 9 am - Lots of LP’s, kitchen ware, etc.


38 WISHART STREET July 6th, 7th & 8th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Out of Town ACREAGE yard sale. 2 miles. south of 30 Ave. on Rg. Rd. 272, 1 mile E. on Tw p . R d . 3 7 4 . F o l l o w signs. Household, tools, auto, horse stuff. Fri. July 6, 3-7, Sat. July 7, 10-4.

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309-3300 Glendale 43 GISH ST. Thurs. & Fri. July 5 & 6, 4-7, Sat. & Sun. July 7 & 8, 10-5. Moving sale. Tools, furniture, electronics, etc.

Normandeau 83 NYMAN CRES Thurs. July 5, Fri. July 6, Sat. July 7, Sun. July 8, 10-5/ household items, big red wagon and misc. Proceeds to Missions.

Blackfalds 5617 PARK STREET July 6, 1-8, July 7 & 8, 9-8 Furniture, lots of antiques, much more.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS: DriverClass training Valid Class 1 license is •• Valid 1 provided. or 3 license an asset. Must have at least Class 3 or 5. • Team player. • Physically fit. Team player. • Physically ¿t. WORKING CONDITIONS: • 15 days on/6 days off. On call 24-hour basis during days on.

WHAT MAKES US ATTRACTIVE: • Excellent base salary with one of the best bene¿t programs in the industry. • Global technical leader within our industry. • Long-term commitment, including a training and career development program. • Above average career advancement opportunities.

To apply for one of the above positions, in con¿dence, please email or fax your cover letter, resumé and a copy of a current driver’s abstract. Visit us online at: or drop in at one of the bases listed on our website.

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Oilfield Labourer (Oil and Gas Servicing Drilling and Related Labourer) 633515 Alberta Ltd. o/a Lockhart Oilfield Services Type of Employment: Full time - Permanent Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


JOB DESCRIPTION: -Manipulate sections of pipes or drill stems at rig floor during drilling and during removal and replacement of pipes, drill stems and drill bits -Assist other workers to maintain drilling equipment on drill floor -Handle, sort and move drill pipes, tools, cement and other materials -Clean up rig areas -Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs and service equipment -Drive trucks to transport materials and well service equipment



(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

FIELD OPERATORS Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!! Please contact Murray McGeachy or Kevin Becker by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email

REQUIREMENTS: Education: Completion of high school Experience: No experience mmcgeachy@ Salary: $23.00 to $27.00 Hourly, 40.00 Hours per week kbecker@ Apply by fax: (403) 347-7398 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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WE are a busy & progressive snubbing/live well service ALSTAR is a long standing company with an awesome and quickly growing 15 day on and 6 day off Gas & Oilfield Construction shift rotation and we are Company and is looking to rapidly expanding. We need fill the following position: OPERATOR ASSISTANTS Human Resources (entry level position) and Coordinator SAVANNA Well Servicing EXPERIENCED OPERATORS Successful candidate will We offer excellent wages, is seeking enthusiastic be required to relocate to a great benefits package individuals to join our Hinton, Alberta and an awesome working growing company. The For complete Job Description environment with many following opportunities are & Application Form, advancement opportunities. available in Alberta and please go to our website Saskatchewan as well as Class 1 or 3 driver’s license and all oilfield tickets are long term local work. Please Quote Job preferred, but we will train #61719 RIG MANAGERS the right individuals for our DRILLERS entry level positions. THIS IS A LABOUR DERRICKHANDS Operations Manager INTENSIVE POSITION Red Deer Recycling FLOORHANDS Fax resumes to: Company is seeking an 403-347-3075, attn: Judy Operations Manager to `Come join our growing provide direction and family strong leadership to the Looking for a new pet? make the connection` Check out Classifieds to shop personnel in our Red Deer location, and oversee find the purrfect pet. Savanna offers competitive the operations of the rates and a comprehensive Trucking side of our busibenefits package ness. Consideration will be effective on your first day given to candidates who of work. have: Submit your resume : - A Business degree or a Include Industry certificate minimum 3-5 Years and driver`s license progressive management Online: http: //savanna. experience - 3-5 Years of Plant Email: Operations Experience savannacareers@ including Safety program WE are looking for training Rig Mangers, Drillers, CALL US: - Minimum 3- 5 years Derrick and Floorhands 780-434-6064 experience with trucking for the Red Deer area. operations Please email your resume SCHLUMBERGER - Class 3 license to: This position requires a HSE SPECIALIST person who is very The HSE Specialist mechanically inclined, and supports local has a hands-on approach. Management in We offer a competitive establishing and salary and opportunity for continuously improving the growth as well an attractive HSE culture within the WE ARE SEEKING benefits package. worksite. MOTIVATED HARD Only those applicants that WORKING PERSONNEL meet the minimum *3 years experience in the TO PROVIDE QUALITY requirements will be oil and gas industry in an SERVICE TO THE contacted. Please submit HSE role and formal OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES your resume to phodgins education in a college/ university Safety program The following positions or an equivalent combinaare available tion of both. *Must have experience * BED TRUCK with auditing, incident root DRIVERS cause analysis, behavioral based safety concepts, * SWAMPERS regulation interpretation * PICKER OPERATOR and implementation, risk * WINCH TRACTOR assessments, trend analysis.


PRECISION Geomatics requires a SURVEY Your application will be ASSISTANT in the kept strictly confidential. Innisfail or Red Deer area. Two years Oil & Gas P/L & W/Survey exp. and safe- TOO MUCH STUFF? ty tickets preferred but not Let Classifieds required. Requires good help you sell it. physical condition,works outdoors, ability to work out of town for up to two Voltage Wireline Inc. is weeks at a time. Email seeking an careers@ Electronic Technologist The successful candidate: Classifieds...costs so little - Completes preventative maintenance on downhole Skill set must include Saves you so much! wireline tools by following *Excellent communication standardized procedures. and public speaking, profi- Troubleshoot and repair cient in computer skills, of electronic components, autonomous, must work Lacombe, AB parts, switches, panels, with little supervision, must Industries electronic equipment, and have ability to multi-task systems. and prioritize. The physical ability to *Must be able to visit well Rig work - Vacuum / immediately respond to site locations for field Water Truck Operators inspections Needed. Scheduled time emergency situations. - The successful candidate All resumes should be off. F/T exp’d trainer will be required to emailed to needed as well. participate in the on-call Fax resume, & driver’s rotation. abstract, to (403)786-9915 - Formal completion of 2 WANTED TEAM Snubbing Services year diploma in Electronic EXPERIENCED now hiring exp’d snubbing Technology CLASS 3 operators and helpers. - Mechanically inclined VAC/steamer Truck driver Only those WITH experi- - Excellent communication Lacombe area, Fax ence need apply. Email: and interpersonal skills resume to 403-782-0507 janderson@ Please send resumes to jvalliere@voltagewireline. WATER & VAC DRIVER or fax 403-844-2148 com needed. All oilfield tickets req’d. Call 885-4373 or fax resume 403-885-4374





is a Pipeline & Facility Construction Company based in Red Deer and Edson serving the surrounding areas. We are looking for experienced personnel to join our team as the company expands. We are looking for: *Field Safety - entry level *Class 1 Heavy Haul Driver *Class 1 Hotshot Driver *Welders *Apprentice Pipefitters *Heavy Equipment Operators *Pump Jack Installer *General Laborers Competitive wages, Benefits and Living Allowance provided. Please forward Resume, Tickets and References to or fax 1-403-358-7763



Please forward resumes by email or by fax 403-227-4102. Visit us at




Please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract (5 year) and current safety certificates. Competitive wages with benefit and salary options available. Email: Fax: 403-887-4750 We would like to thank all those who apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS




Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 invites applications for a full-time Administrative Support position at River Glen School (Grades K-12) in Red Deer effective for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. The successful candidate will be responsible for the entire bookkeeping cycle which will include preparing and posting all deposits, receiving and posting school fees, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, project management, general ledger duties including year-end for the school bank account. The school budget is maintained on Bellamy Financial software where school purchase ZUBAR Production orders, budget reports, and substitute teacher time Services sheets are entered. is currently taking resumes Charges to Division Office for experienced visa purchasing cards will Assistant Operators. be processed on-line each Must have all valid tickets. month. You will maintain Email resume to: student information in PowerSchool, as well as compile information for submissions to Alberta Education. Duties will also Oilfield include reception, general office duties and public relations. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with formal accounting software. Experience in full cycle bookkeeping and a strong command of the e n t i r e M S O ff i c e S u i t e software is essential. Individuals will possess an excellent work ethic, written and oral communication skills, time management skills and f l e x i b i l i t y. P r i o r s c h o o l experience would be an asset. Cover letter and resume, complete with the names and telephone numbers of three current work related references, should be forwarded to: Shawn Russell, Associate Superintendent - People Services


Lacombe & District Family and Community Support Services is seeking a parttime Youth Services Coordinator who is creative, energetic and has a strong passion to work with youth. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, coordination and supervision of youth services. For complete details visit ; in the Career Opportunities section. Please submit letter of interest and resume by July 27th, 2012 to: Susan MacDonald Executive Director Lacombe and District FCSS Email: smacdonald@



Central Alberta Residence Society, a CARF accredited agency has long been recognized for providing “Qualityâ€? support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. We are currently seeking to fill a number of positions which are necessary in order to maintain the level of supports we have come to be known for. Successful candidates will be responsible to provide personal support, supervision, and training in accordance with individuals needs and aspirations, within their home and community. Applicants should posses prior experience in the human service field, ideally providing community based supports. Experience with dual diagnosis, dementia, unique challenges or personal care are definite assets. Hours of work vary, with shift work and alternating weekends generally required. What some of our employees say about their work: Focus is on the individuals served • Everyday is different; everyday is fun • Excellent & supportive coworkers • Respected and valued for the work I do • Opportunity to provide input, have say in service delivery • Making the day meaningful for people • Flexibility •

If this sounds like a place you can see yourself working, contributing to the “Quality� support provided, we would like to hear from you. Direct resumes/applications to: C.A.R.S. #101 - 5589 47 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 Fax: 403-346-8015 Email:

Restaurant/ Hotel


.JJAM MANAGEMENT “1987� Ltd. o/a TIM HORTON’S Requires Food Counter Attendants/ Store Keepers For our Red Deer locations. F/T shift work. $11/per hr. Please fax resume to: 403-314-1303 or drop off at 5111 22 st. Red Deer. INDIAN FLAME & PIZZA requires immediately, an evenings waitress. Call 403-352-8803 after 11 am




Apply in strictest conďŹ dence to Doug Barbeau at

TARGET SAFETY SERVICES LTD. If you are looking to start or advance your career within the Safety Industry look no further.

Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 4904 - 50 Street Innisfail, AB T4G 1W4 Telephone: (403) 227-7070 / 1-800-561-9229 Fax: (403) 227-2291 Email: careers@ For information on Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, please check our website ( Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal record check and a child intervention (welfare) check. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Resumes of individuals not granted an interview will not be kept on file.

We are looking to ďŹ ll a : TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR

position immediately at our Red Deer Branch. Successful candidates will have experience with general administration duties, scheduling, Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Strong communication, organizational and phone skills are necessary. This person must enjoy working with the public. Please forward your resume to

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Johnston Ming Manning LLP has a full time position working as a Legal Assistant in our Wills & Estates Department. This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The successful legal assistant will have a minimum 3 years experience working in a law firm and working in estates and estate planning. We offer an excellent working environment, a great benefit package, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to:

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Red Deer Location Retail management experience required. Customer service oriented. Sewing and fabric knowledge a must. Extensive staff supervision and scheduling. Responsible for ordering and inventory control. Must be fluent in English. Fax resume and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the job to:

Fabricland Attn: Lee Edwards Regional Supervisor - Calgary Head Office 403-569-0811 Position available immediately.

JJAM Management (1987) Ltd., Requires to work at 5111 22 St. 37444 HWY 2 S 37543 HWY 2N 700 3020 22 St. Parkland Mall SUPERVISOR F.T. SHIFT WORK, $13.00/hr. Please fax resume to: 403-314-1303


LOOKING FOR A GREAT CAREER? Canada’s most successful home furnishing retailer is now hiring sales & delivery drivers WHAT WILL WE GIVE YOU?

NIGHT WAIT STAFF & BUS PEOPLE NEEDED. Apply after 2 p.m. @ New Year Restaurant 6712 - 50 Avenue. POSITION: SUBWAY COUNTER ATTENDANT Subway is a super team to become a part of, especially if you are interested in pursuing a fast paced working environment. If you are interested in this position please apply online @ or drop resume off at #180 6900 Taylor Drive or fax to 403-343-0268.

SOUTHPOINTE COMMON LOCATION. Positions for COOKS OR CASHIERS, F/T & P/T. There are opportunities for advancement with experience. Uniforms are provided. On the job training. Email resume to


OPENING SOON Hiring: *: Assistant Manager, * Kitchen Manager & * Assistant Kitchen Manager. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume to gm.reddeer@

- A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT - COMPETITVE PAY - EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT PLAN - PAID TRAINING - COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE - PROFIT SHARING - GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WHO ASPIRE TOWARDS A MANAGEMENT POSITION Come join our team of great associates! APPLY NOW! iin person at our Red Deer Location SW end of Gasoline alley or CALL 403-340-0234 PREMIER Spa Boutique is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location, Red Deer. $16.00/hr. Email resume

Sales Coordinator

Red Deer, AB Commercial Truck Dealership requires a Sales Coordinator to assist our sales team with the administration of truck sales and marketing. Please fax resumes to: FAX: 403-346-4399 Some jobs are worth getting out of bed for... Urban Barn is looking for an exceptional Assistant Manager at our Red Deer store! Send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line, ‘AMReddeer-NP’. Check us out at: www.

StoreSmart Self-Storage

seeking P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for for 16-24 hours per week. For job description and a well experienced how to apply, please go F/T SERVER to‌ Apply within: 2079-50 careers. Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. No phone calls please. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.




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B.C.’S friendliest home provider is looking for experienced Sales staff for our second location in Kamloops, B.C. opening August 1, 2012. Please contact Trudy Reese at Countryside Manufactured Homes, 1-250-832-6699, or fax resume to 1-250-832-2418. Also visit our web site at countrysidemanufactured




(Mazda Master Technician Required) Two full time, permanent positions in Red Deer, AB From $29.75/hr to $33.00/hr Vehicle maintenance service, replace, ďŹ x, adjust systems and components, steering, brakes, suspension, transmission, electronics, electrical, engines and accessories. Apply in person with resume and Mazda certiďŹ cation to: Dave @

Gary Moe Mazda 403-348-8882


CASHIER NEEDED. Drop resume off at Liquor Crossing, 5250 22 St., Red Deer.

100,000 Potential Buyers???

FIREPLACE PERSON required for sales in Red Deer. Light office duties. Must have drivers license. Top wages. Call or email John, 1-780-993-2040

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Restaurant/ Hotel

Human Resources Johnston Ming Manning LLP 3rd Floor, 4943 - 50 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1Y1 Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email:

Sales & Distributors

Hwy 2, East Side Gasoline Alley

Needed immediately, an experienced customer focused Service Manager with a proven record of growing the business through developing customer oriented employees. Must have dealership experience, excellent people skills and is an accomplished leader. Full beneďŹ ts and a very competitive compensation package for the right candidate.




Alberta Sport & Import Ltd. require an experienced sales consultant. Knowledge of high end vehicles and finance would be an asset. We offer Company Benefits and flexible work schedule. Apply in person to 7620 Gaetz Ave. or fax your resume to 403-347-9551, email to rjacobson@







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Now Hiring GASOLINE ALLEY LOCATION FULL TIME and PART TIME SHIFTS AVAILABLE • Very Competitive Wages • Advancement Opportunities With medical Benefits • Paid training • Paid Breaks Apply in person at West Side Gasoline Alley or send resume to: or Fax: (403) 341-3820




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Must have Residential experience. Fax resume to 403-347-5745



CASE IH EQUIPMENT DEALER IN STETTLER is now accepting applications for

3rd and 4th year Apprentices or Journeyman / Heavy Duty Mechanics Boundary Technical Group Inc. Is now hiring for:

~TECHNOLOGIST (Party Chief) ~ TECHNICIAN (Rodman) In the Red Deer and surrounding area Boundary offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as an RRSP program. We are a Construction/ Land survey company based in Airdrie. Please send resume to: FAX: (403) 948-4924 or email:

BWS FABRICATION INC. Is looking to fill the position of

B Pressure Welder

vessel experience an asset 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 Those individuals with the appropriate qualifications may respond in strictest confidence to or Fax 403-343-6006


Tar-ific Construction has a f/t employment opportunity for a Carpenter/Carpenter helper in the forming/ pouring of commercial grade beam foundations. We offer competitive wages combined with a deluxe benefit package. Drop resume at: 7809-48 Ave. or Fax to: 403-340-1246 or email

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: Markus Stadelmann Box 1510 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax to (403) 742-5626 Email to CASE IH EQUIPMENT DEALER IN RED DEER is now accepting applications for

3rd & 4th year Apprentices or Journeyman / Heavy Duty Mechanics 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: CURRENTLY SEEKING

Heavy Duty Mechanic

CVIP license required. Manufacturing and Hydraulic system experience an asset. Good hours, competitive wage & benefit package. Fax resume to: 403-309-3360.


looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.30/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.



Central Alberta Fabrication Facility Now Hiring! We require a crew leader with strong leadership skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic and a firm commitment to safety to lead a crew erecting self-framing and foam panel buildings and insulating

oilfield equipment. Also require a knowledgeable crew to perform the work mentioned above. We offer Permanent fulltime positions with Steady Work, Multiple shifts and overtime available. We provide a safety first work environment, competitive wages, overtime bonus, health benefits, fully supplied tools, room for advancement and a mentorship program. Please forward resumes to centralalbertacareers@ DRYWALL helper req’d. Exp. an asset. Must have own transportation. 403-341-7619 EXP’’D drywall tradesmen & laborers req’d, Phone 403-348-8640 EXPERIENCED Concrete Cribbers Required. Please call Ryan for details. 403-845 6332

FEEDLOT FOREMAN,. Ideal candidate must have understanding of Farm and Feedlot operations., computer skills, animal health, bunk management, machinery operation and maintenance experience. Class 3 license, clean driver’s abstract and minimum 2 yrs experience as a foreman or other supervisory farm related position. Competitive wage and is negotiable based on experience. Send resume to: Only qualified applicants will be notified. Phone 403-638-4165 fax 403-638-3908 FINISHING CARPENTER req’d in Central Alberta. Sub-Contract or hourly. Competitive wages. Experience req’d. Send resume to: admin@ or fax: 403-887-7589

Furix Energy is hiring a F/T sandblaster/painter Successful candidate will have 3-5 years experience. Please email resume to or fax to 403-348-8109.


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. or fax to 403-342-7488

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


SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!



KCB Cabinets has an opening! We are looking for a


Strong solid experience in carpentry is essential. Experience in plumbing, drywalling, taping and mudding will be considered a definite asset. Must be able to ensure quality workmanship and own the tools necessary to do the work. If interested please drop off resume or call

Rick at KCB Cabinets #2 4648 Riverside Drive Red Deer. Phone 347-3334

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 NEED P/T eavestrougher, you set your hours 1-403-347-2522 P/T SMART BOARD AND Cedar shake installer req’d. Call 403-347-2522

An Alberta based company serving the Material Handling industry for 40 years with quality Toyota, Load Lifter, and Kalmar forklifts, supported by an excellent parts and service department requires a

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Heavy Duty Technician


Production Bonuses Comp. wages & benefits. Long term employment Please email resume to Or fax to: 403-314-2249


Experienced 1st - 4th yr. Tritan offers competitive wages and merit benefits. For immediate consideration, please fax your resume to 403-309-4401 or email to:

AES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD. looking for an energetic/ enthusiastic individual for our receiving department. Fax resume to 403-342-0233

• • • • • • •

SYLVAN AUTO CENTRE requires an apprentice technician, Fax resume 403-887-5054 or email No phone calls please WE ARE LOOKING FOR A QC LEAD AND SOME QCI’S at our fab shop & mod yard located in Red Deer. Candidates must be familiar with B31.3 and Z662 code of construction. If interested, send resume to


Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following positions to join our team:


Please forward your resume to Kyle Hudson at Western Materials Handling & Equipment Ltd. #1, 7880 – 48 Avenue, T4P 2B2 or Via Fax: (403)341-6781 or email

Truckers/ Drivers

Req’d in Sylvan Lake Immediately. Phone 1-877-463-9664 or email resume to info@



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 DRIVERS & SWAMPERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841

• Top wages paid based on experience • Flexible work schedule • Benefit Package • Career Advancement Opportunities Valid safety tickets an asset 251798G12

Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail:

IS looking to fill the following position in our Hinton location


H2S Alive and Standard First Aid St John’s (Red Cross) are prerequisites. Must pass in house Drug and alcohol test. Please submit resume to or Fax to 780 865 5829 PLEASE QUOTE JOB #61709 ON RESUME

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

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Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Class 1 & 3 drivers to join our busy team: - Water Truck Drivers - Truck and Wagon Drivers - Lowbed Drivers – to haul our heavy equipment

UPS is now hiring for Part time Early 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 @ or fax resume to: 403-648-3312


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* 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 Phone 1-780-716-4202 **************************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT


is looking for for the following full time position:


DOES THIS DESCRIBE YOU? • highly motivated and takes initiative • computer knowledge, training on in-house • team player with a strong focus on system provided customer service • GM experience an asset but not necessary • valid driver’s license & some heavy lifting required WE OFFER: • great team environment



Palliser Chevrolet, 4604 - 42 Avenue, Innisfail, AB T4G 1P6 Attn: General Manager Fax: 403.227.3195 or email:



Robinson Crsc., Reinholt Ave. DEER PARK


51 Street & 43 Ave. area ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in WEST PARK 77 Advocate $400/mo. $4800/yr Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler Earn $ for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week.

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIER NEEDED Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life In

Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303

JOHNSTONE PARK James St., Johns St. Jacob Close, Joice Close

ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED for Early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate in Sylvan Lake

MUSTANG ACRES Galbraith St. & Gray Dr.

Please call Debbie for details


PINES Pearson Crsc. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 ADULT UPGRADING

* GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life twice weekly in Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303

Academic Express

Adult Education & Training



CARRIERS NEEDED For Advocate routes


is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:


• comprehensive benefit plan

For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in



• top wages plus commissions



Valid safety tickets an asset

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Top wages paid based on experience Benefit package • Assigned units • Scheduled days off Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail:

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Dunning Crsc. Depalme St.

Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available!

Pidherney’s offers:




EXPERIENCED and Qualified Picker truck Operator required. Must have Class 1. Fax Resume to (403)340-8686

To run excavators, dozers, graders, rock trucks & scrapers


Truckers/ Drivers

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

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

Shop and field repairs to all makes and models of forklifts Propane, diesel, gas, and electric powered equipment Preventative Maintenance, diagnosing and repairs Journeyman ticket required Clean drivers abstract Strong work ethic and customer service skills Must be a team player with solid communication skills

ARE You a Class 1 Driver with an exc. work ethic? Do you want to work for a family based company where you will be appreciated? Do you value support from management and an environment that encourages to excel? Duckerings Transport is currently seeking a F/T Class 1 driver for our busy Red Deer location. Duckerings offers top notch vehicle. A benefit pkg. is availl .after 3 mos of employment. Work week is Mon. to Fri., home every night. If you are mature and responsible, please apply with resume at 7794 - 47 Avenue Close or email: aroberts@



Skills Required


SIDING installers needed i m m e d i a t e l y. W e o f f e r competitive rates & a fantastic benefit package. If you have siding installing experience & your own Central AB based trucking company reqires reliable transportation, p l e a s e c a l l D a r c y a t OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd 403-391-6293. Tools are an asset but not necessari- night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. ly a requirement. 403-586-4558 STUCCO LABOURERS needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. Drivers License pref’d. Call 403-588-5306

for the Red Deer location. Duties Include:

Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; Welders (Journeyman or Apprentice); and Labourers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to hr@ or Fax 403 742-1905

Truckers/ Drivers


FRAMERS and helpers req’d, m/f, own transportation 403-350-5103

LACOMBE BASED BUSINESS Seeking Shop Hand For fabrication & mechanical 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 Framers/ carpenters 403-357-9816




Shipper / Receiver

F/T JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER NEEDED Most weekends off (dependent on weather), competitive wages. Must have own transportation. Call 403-598-3857




- Concrete Batch Plant Operator - Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers - Steel Reinforcement Labourers - Overhead Crane Operators - General Labourers Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail:

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 HIRING DRIVER 403-550-0732

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, July 7, 2012 E5

RESIDENTIAL window cleaner (s), $15-$20/hr, drivers license req’d, 403-506-4822 days

Looking for part time workers to perform general farm labour duties, as well as operate basic farm equipment. Exp. is preferred but not an asset. Will train the right individual. All applicants must have a valid class 5 license. Please send all resume’s attn: Nursery Dept. Fax 403-342-7488, Email


GENERAL LABORER Competitive wages and benefits package. E-mail resume:

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.

for all Albertans Symphony Senior Living Inglewood req’s part time/full time Maintenance Assistant Building operator exp. preferred along with pool maintenance exp. and certification. The ideal candidate will also be mechanically inclined and be able to handle all aspects of building maintenance including painting and drywall repair. Please reply to D. Booth #10 Inglewood Drive or fax to 346-1109 or email bsciw@ symphonyseniorliving.comon or before May 22, 2012. Thank you for your interest and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

stuff 1500-1990

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855



Are you an energetic person with great people skills? We need a strong team player who can work on their own, and has reliable transportation. If you can handle somewhat flexible hours, have common sense and are a quick learner, this could be for you. We offer training, wage plus bonus and benefits after 3 months. Fast paced Property Management firm is looking for the right people to show suites, inspections, etc. Email: WESCLEAN - Red Deer SHIPPER/ RECEIVER req’d. . Competitive wages, full benefitsi, forkilft exp. preferred. Dangerous goods exp. preferred. Familiar with shipping/ receiving procedures. Able to lift 30-60 lbs. , Basic computer skills an asset. . Drop resume off at # 7, 7973 49 AVE. or email to: or fax to 403-347-8803

Employment Training




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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.

Personal Assistant

(across from Totem)

Employment Training


Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. Pickup or Del. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472


Garden Supplies

Household Appliances


BIG red wagon $30 83 NYMAN CRSC APPLS. reconditioned lrg. PHONE 403-346-6908 selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 CERAMIC flower piots, indoor or outdoor, variety of sizes and colors, 11 for Household $20, 403-314-9603





HAIRDRESSER MAT New, $100. 403-307-7542 No phone calls after 9 p.m.


2008 FORD 1 ton dually long box Triton V-10 only 28,500 kms, $24,900 2008 Montana 43hp diesel tractor with snow blade only 1800 hrs. $15,000





F1 B GOLDEN DOODLES, ready now, health guaranteed, shots, vet checked, $900 delivered, or call 306-792-2113 403- 919-1370

GOLDEN RETRIEVER P.B. puppies, 1st. shots. Vet checked. Born May 13. 1997 International Diesel 2 1 / 2 t o n s i d e d u m p e r 403-773-2240 or 304-5104 garbage truck $9900 PUGGLES vet checked 6 station computer system 403-505-6837 new server $4000 SHELTIES, 2 F, 1 - 15 wks old, 1- 2yrs old, 6 camera security system $500, 403-722-3204 or with night vision and 403-846-0198 computer $1500





FIREWOOD. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275



WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912


Grain, Feed Hay

STANDING MIXED GRASS for sale, $30/acre, you swath and bale, 300 acres, 4 hrs. E of Red Deer on AB /Sask border. No weeds, voluptuous standing virgin hay. Contact Wiliam Frederick Weinkauf cell 1-306-460-9671 or Linda Susan Weinkauf, cell 306-460-9672 home msgs eves. 1-306-968-2713

DELBURNE 2 bdrm. house, n/s, no pets, $1000/mo. utlls incl. except phone & cable, 2012 23 AV E . 780-968-4018 780-850-4018

Large 5 bdrm home, room for the whole family in Westpark. 5 appls. Close to College. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 SE large main floor, 3 bdrm. Sept. 1, all inclusive, $1750 403-318-5139

Condos/ Townhouses



in Eastview. 6 appls., 1.5 baths. Will accept a well behaved pre-approved cat! Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193

Halman Heights

3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1350 SD $1000 avail. July 31. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

Riverfront Estates

Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1150 or $1175 along the river. SD $1000. avail. Aug. 1. 403-304-7576 347-7545


11/2 blocks west of hospital!



3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1150 SD $1000 avail. July 15. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Manufactured WANTED • 3250-3390 Homes


Houses/ Duplexes

2 BDRM. Blackfalds, duplex, complete reno’d., 4 appls., no dogs $950/ mo.+ utils., 403-318-3284 GLENDALE 3 bdrm., good cond. 4 appls., fenced yard, no pets, n/s, 403-318-0136

Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Lana 403-550-8777


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

2 BDRM. 4 appls. no pets. $800/mo. + d.d. 403-343-6609


Newly Renovated Mobile Home




Farm Equipment

50 ACRES of standing hay, fertilized this spring AUSTRALIAN Shepherd of 2012, good crop, price pups, mini. & toy blue merles, negot., 2 blks N of Black$250-$500. 1st shots, falds on 2A call Dave. de-wormed. 780-372-2387 403-885-4462

ENTERTAINMENT centre, 11 station 4 line complete 48x40 high, medium oak, t e l e p h o n e s y s t e m w i t h Sporting l i k e n e w c o n d . $ 6 0 , spare phones $1000 Goods 403-341-3393 Assortment of printers, fax ALMOST New Weslo machines, office furniture, LOVESEAT, Cadence 25 etc. comfy and from ElectronicTreadmill nonsmoking, nonpet home. 403-505-2942 ask for Jerry Used only short time. Tools 4 3 4 0 H w y . 1 2 e a s t Paid $449.00 asking $200. Owner downsizing. $50. Lacombe 403-340-1365. Ph. 403-783-4227 3 1/2 gal. boat motor fuel See tank $10 with hose and DUMBELL WEIGHTS LARGE HOUSE PLANT, primer bulb; new 8” ice auRECLINER, Full set for $10 obo. 5’ tall, $25, 403-314-9603 ger $20; new Power Fist Lazy Boy brown/red. 403-347-6183 3/4” impact wrench $55; From nonsmoking, new 10” band saw industrinonpet home. Owner PEDESTAL SINK, bone ORBRITREK eliptical exeral $25 403-346-2859 downsizing. $90. c o l o r , l i k e n e w $ 6 5 , ciser, new cond., $50. See or MASTERCRAFT whet 403-346-9006 Call Dean or Marg at 403-340-1365 or stone knife sharpener $25; 403-341-3393 48” jackall $45, new 3/4” drive socket set 3/4” - 2” SENIOR DOWNSIZING RH golf clubs, c/w bag and WANTED $55 403-346-2859 Kitchen items for sale h a n d c a r t , $ 4 5 , Antiques, furniture and 403-346-2231 403-347-5749 estates. 342-2514





LITTER TRAINED, spayed, beautiful long hair, very affectionate female cat. Free to the right home. Well behaved, if away from other pets. 403-392-5630


Houses/ Duplexes


500 GAL. gas tank w/stand and hoses $200 403-556-6473 3 KITTENS TO GIVE AWAY and 1outside adult cat, great for farm or as pets, 403-343-0730 Horses

TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.


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shelf $30; Panasonic each, 1 old glass salad 1200w microwave $80; bowl, $12; 2 old glass pickwooden computer desk le dishes, $5 each 2 gravy $20; octopus floor lamp boats $3 each,, 2 old glass $30 403-885-5847 candy dishes $4.50 each, 1 heavy pot $8; 1 heavy stainless steel pot $12 1 elec. heavy cooking pot Stereos w/deep fryer rack $10 ; 1 TV's, VCRs old figurine lamp $20; 2 brass candle stands w/3 2 TV’S older style 27” Socandle holders, $4.50 ny, and one Samsung to each, new compression gvie away, both working, socks $8, cutting board for call 403-343-0730 sewing $2, counter top ironing board $2; 6 company coming cookbooks $2 each, 403-346-2231 Misc. for

LANDSCAPING mulch, $ 1 0 . 0 0 y a r d . P h o n e Sale 403-3413800 weekdays or 403-343-6182 eves. & 2006 COBRA 4 wheel wknds. scooter, red, mint cond., $1500, 403-748-4181 LAWNMOWER 21” Homelight, rear bagger. $75. 300 GALLON OVER 403-347-6183 HEAD†FUEL TANK AND STEEL STAND $125. Call 403-728-3485


HONEY FOR SALE Liquid & natural creamed (raw honey) 1kg $15.98. TRY THE BEST, TASTE THE DIFFERENCE 403-347-6994


WOODEN night stand $10;


Homestead Firewood youth study desk & book- 2 old glass fruit bowls, $12

Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 2 PA I R S m e n ’ s b l a c k 302-0582 Free Delivery Oxfords, size 12, like new, 1 pair, $10 1 pair, $20 obo BED: #1 King. extra thick 403-347-1501 orthopedic pillowtop, brand SIZE 8-10 ladies’ summer new, never used. 15 yr. c l o t h e s , g o o d q u a l i t y, warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice variety of items, all for $25, @ $545. 403-302-0582. 403-314-9603 CEDAR CHEST WITH DRAWER, lots of storage space, Computers approx 46L x 20W x 28H. $199. 403-340-1365 M O V I N G , L A P TO P , 8 mos. old, still under war- Pictures on ranty, $200, 403-347-0104 COFFEE table, octagon shape, w/storage under, oak color, $15, Equipment403-46-9006

Farmers' Market


at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@


BICYCLE, Renegade 12 Speed. $15 obo. 403-347-6183

TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, Exp’d. Drivers & Swampers required. MAPLE LEAF MOVING Call 403-347-8826 or fax resume to: 403-314-1457.







FREE USED, WHITE LANDSCAPE ROCK. In alley behind 114 Douglas Ave. along fence. Just come & pick it up. No call required. 403-340-1305



Please contact QUITCY

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: or drop off resume at #9 7619 50 Ave Red Deer. PILING CONST. CO. looking for Laborer positions available. Fax Resume to (403)340-8686 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 RED-L DISTRIBUTORS, an industrial hose & fitting supply store, is currently hiring for 2 F/T warehouse/ order desk worker. Duties include order picking, assembly, & general shop duties with opportunity for advancement. Please fax resumes to (403) 340-0690

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Interior Designer

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



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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 or fax 403-309-7701 INDUSTRIAL DRYCLEANING PLANT requires energetic, detail oriented, responsible, team oriented individual for F/T employment. Fax resume to 403-314-1422 or email:


Household Furnishings


CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES Canada requires a full time shipper parts person. Must be very organized and used to working in a faster paced environment. Please send resumes to fax 403-352-4439 DENTAL TECHNICIAN In Red Deer, AB. F/T, $21/hr, must have dental technician college training & certification. Fax 403-347-8881


Career Planning



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Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 Many Pets to Choose From

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RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971

WEB DESIGN Design/hosting/email $65/mo.



SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Prefering non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 302-9210.



COR CONSTRUCTION ~Garages ~Decks ~ Fencing ~ Reno’s. 35 years exp. 403-598-5390

*LEXUS* 403-392-0891 INDEPENDENT Busty Babe w/My Own Car!



Kitchen & renovations and wall removal. Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 Lonsdale Green Apartments

AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523


Black Cat Concrete

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Gary 403-302-7167 Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream.

Contractors Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168 Red Deer Advocate - Job Search 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S The greatest vitamins in the world


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ASSOCIATIONS Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. LOVE camping and outdoors? Canadian Diabetes Assoc. /cawos/index.html Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491

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DALE’S Home Reno’s. Free estimates for all your reno needs. 755-9622 cell 506-4301 RENO’S Countertops, decks, etc. 403-346-9477 RICK’S 30 yrs., ref’s: taping texture 403-864-6540 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060 TAPER for hire Phone 403- 391-6733

587-877-7399 10am- 2am EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 403-598-3049 ROXY Independent 403-848-2300 WE DO IT BETTER Apple Bottoms 403-550-0558




Wood, Vinyl & Ornamental Fencing. 403-598-9961

Massage Therapy


Misc. Services


Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161


Feeling blue, under the weather? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave. In/Out Calls to Hotels 403-986-6686 ZEN RELAXATION Walk-ins welcome 5003Ross St. 403-348-5650

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666 FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629



NEW and re-roofing, siding, decks, repairs, etc. WCB insured 348-1128 IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801.

EASY! The easy way to find a

buyer for items you want to Yard Work / Reno / Tree / sell is with a Red Deer Junk Removal 403-396-4777 Advocate want ad. Phone 309-3300.

Seniors’ Services


ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for an honest reliable person to help on small renovations or jobs around your house? Call James 403- 341-0617 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship, helping you/helping your family. Call 403-346-7777 Low Price Guarantee. www.

Yard Care


Tree Pruning,Topping and Removal by a Certified Arborist,Hedges too! Call Randy at 403-350-0216

E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, July 7, 2012

ACROSS from park, 3 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $950/mo. d.d. $650. Incl. water , sewer, and garbage Avail. Aug. 1, 403-304-5337



1 & 2 BDRM. APTS.

Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901. 1 BDRM. furn. bsmt. suite, single, working person, N/S. $850/mo. utils. incl. 403-341-6224


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2 BDRM Apt, 5910 - 55 Ave. Quiet bldg, no pets, heat & water incl. Fresh paint, new appls. Rent $800 S.D. $750. 403-341-4627


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FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, BSMT. suite, 2 bdrm, 1 prices, address, owner’s bath, 5 appls, no pets, rent phone #, etc. 342-7355 $ 9 0 0 + u t i l s . + D D Help-U-Sell of Red Deer 403-343-1010


2 bdrm suite with balcony in a well maintained adult only building. Close to Hospital. Easy access to city amenities. Avail. Aug 1. Sorry, no pets. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193


OF RIVER PROPERTY WEST OF RIMBEY 1440 sq.ft. open concept home. Shop, barn & outbuildings, corrals & fenced. Pride of ownership. Owners retiring. 403-843-6182


Springbrook 2 bdrm. 1/2 duplex, across from park. Garage. $186,900. 403-886-4372

3 LAKE FRONT PROPERTIES: 30 acres (2300 sqft home), $495,000. 37 acres $195,000. & 10 acres $175,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See #47984, #47993, #47994. Call 403-519-6773

Perfect family 2 storey. 4 bdrm, 2 bath in Westlake. $444,900. 403-348-8690

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Springbrook 2 storey. 3 bdrm, 3 bath, Spa like ensuite $349,900. 403-886-2694

LARGE 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

Summer at Pine Lake. 1456 sq. ft. home, central air. 3 bdrm, 2 bath $235,000. 403-391-2241


2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852

Steps away from school. 4 bdrm.. (2 up, 2 down) 2.5 baths, fully dev., 5 appls., OPPOSITE HOSPITAL garage 32x22, 220 power, Large 2 bdrm. apt. new updates inside and with balcony. Rent $775. out of home, underground 403-346-5885 sprinkler system. $364,000. Open house, July 9-13. 5 p.m.8 p.m. July 15, 1-4. 87 Perry Dr. Sylvan. 2 bdrm. adult building, n/s Immed. poss. No pets. 403-596-2444 403-887-2554 or Rick 403-588-9401



Rooms For Rent


1 BDRM. bsmt, own kitchen, preferred employed. 403-358-0081, 342-7789

Fully remodeled bungalow with central air. 4 bdrm, 3 bath $284,900. 403-598-2559

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COMMERCAIL bay Bowden, 403-346-1825

Warehouse Space



BRAND new 9900 sq. ft. ready for lease fall 2012 on Golden West Ave 358-3500


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60’ x 32’ heated, 2 doors 12’ x 12’ $1700/mo. Sylvan Lake area 780-434-0045

100,000 Potential Buyers???


LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820

Beautiful views of the River Valley. Only 6 mins to R. D. on pavement. $269,000-$279,000

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3.09 acres of lush trees and 2 homes. DC zoning offers many business possibilities. $549,900

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Farms/ Land Gull Lake 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Golf, fishing, boating close by. $329,000. 403-999-2821


Spacious 5 bdrm. with privacy deck & fenced in dog run. $329,900.

Beautiful home & amazing lot for indoor and outdoor living. $309,900.


2005 Travelaire 5th Wheel 26.5 ft. 1 Slide. A/C Sleeps 6. $15,000 obo 403-896-3111


2008 FORD SUPER DUTY 350, King Ranch, fully loaded, nav. sunroof, $25,000, 403-597-2244

2004 HOLIDAIRE 25’ good cond., 403-358-5800

Money To Loan

5040 2005 DODGE DAKOTA, SLT, V8, Auto, Loaded, 4X4, Crew Cab, 146,000Km, $11,995 + GST. Call Clint K. 403-347-7700

Heavy Trucks


2007 Audi Q7 AWD 4.2L Pano roof loaded $30,888 7620 Gaetz Ave 348- 8788

wheels 2005 HUMMER H2 4X4, lthr, 96,168 kms, $23,888, 348-8788,Sport & Import


2004 CHEV DIESEL leather, loaded $11,600. 403-348-9746

CAT DIESEL 1986 Fords F700. 5 speed hi/low range. Everything in great working order. $13,800. 268,000 km. 403-348-9746

Vans Buses


WANTED: 2002-03 Windstar LX. Low mileage. Call Larry, 403-392-7125




RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519


A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585


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2005 GMC Yukon XL SLT. 2 0 0 0 G O L D W I N G l i k e 4x4. Loaded with 5.0 L V8 new, loaded, 6900 kms, gas engine, 244,000 km. 403-887-3315 704-5531 $8700 o.b.o 403-302-3438.

2009 Malibu 2LT 28,305 LOOKING for good quality km $17,888 AS&I 348-8788 grain land, S of Red Deer, call 587-877-1159

Auto Wreckers

WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629


160 ACRES of Paradise! Trout pond, creek, native timber, nice home. $489,900. Help-U-SELL R.D. 342-7355


TELESCOPIC TRAILER TOW MIRROR By Schefenacker. Electric heat & light. Fits Chev/GM, 99’ - 06’. $199 obo. 403-346-9006

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


PRIVATE LENDER: Mortgage money available on all types of real estate. We lend on equity. Fast approvals, Ron Lewis 403-819-2436

Tires, Parts Acces.

87 TERCEL FOR PARTS. Motor, transmission and front wheel drive all good.† Body fair.†$150 obo. 780-877-3979


2 0 0 7 PAT H F I N D E R L E AWD leather, $18,888 348-8788 Sport& Import

2007 DUTCHMEN 30’ 2 slides, rear bunks, air, exc. cond. $16,000 no gst 403-318-5356 2005 TERRY Lite 25’ slideout, immac. cond, $15,000 403-302-7778

2007 DODGE Laramie 1500 full load, 4 dr $14,900 403-346-9816

FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 2009 ESCALADE Hybrid lthr, nav, DVD $51,888 Pinnacle Estates 348-8788 Sport & Import (Blackfalds) Lots From $83,900 .You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555

2007 TIMBERLODGE 28’, fully loaded, sleeps 9, rarely used, moved only twice, some extras included. Can be viewed 1/2 km. east of Red Deer on Hwy. 11 near Balmoral Golf Course. $14,500 obo phone 403-391-2586


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2009 Corvette Auto Nav H/ Up display glass roof sport suspension $45,888 AS & I 7620 Gaetz Ave 348-8788



2006 HONDA Accord Coupe. 98,000 km. V6, stnd. $14,000. 403-318-2438 2002 CHRYSLER Intrepid 2.7 L. Very good cond. Low km. Looks like new. $4200 obo. 403-391-0886 1992 CADILLAC V8 good cond. $3000 403-346-6214

Alberta Transportation is inviting interested parties to provide us with a bid for an acreage lease. Property was purchased by Alberta Transportation for the future road widening of Hwy 604 which will impact the acreage. LOCATION DESCRIPTION Within Lacombe County, 7 miles (11.2 km) west of Highway 2 on the south side of gravel Hwy 604. Paved Hwy 792 is 2.5 miles (4 km) west from acreage and another paved road travelling south to Hwy 12 is adjacent to the east boundary of the acreage. Legal description: part of NE 32-41-27-W4M. • email: To download an application form or view suite plans, visit us on-line

475 Lancaster Drive


• 6 appliances • Window coverings • Balcony • Underground parking • Adults only • Feature Wall

403-872-5600 • email: To download an application form or view suite plans, visit us on-line 251509G5-28

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Beautiful family home with an amazing lake view. $368,900. 302-7873 Open House July 8, 2-4 pm 47 Cedar Cres. Lacombe

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1 week on only 47 Cedar Cres. Lacombe Sunday 8th, 2-4 p.m. $368,900. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355 SUN JULY 8, 1-4 W of Bentley on Hwy. 12. Approx 12 kms. W off the Eckville turnoff, 45006 H12. Marc Aubin & Associates


Includes GST - additional lines extra charge (REGULAR PRICE $141.14) Stylish living with out the worries of outdoor maintenance! $181,900.

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Site services: power, water well, propane, septic tank & field.

GENERAL CONDITIONS The bid must contain an amount representing a monthly rent payment, a time frame indicating a preferred lease start date and references. Acreage will be available starting August 15, 2012.

BASHAW, CASTOR, CENTRAL AB LIFE PONOKA, RIMBEY,STETTLER, WEEKENDER, SYLVAN, ECKVILLE Sierras on Taylor! Large 2 bdrm, 2 bath 40+. Heated parking. $289,900

The house is a 2011 modular home, as good as new. Floor space is 1530 sq ft and consists of kitchen/dining room, spacious living room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms have walk-in closets and master bedroom comes with attached 5 pc bathroom. Kitchen appliances are included. Deck on south side of house. Support buildings: 4 yr-old barn (24 x 36 ft) with concrete floor, inside are 2 horse stalls and 2 cattle pens; 6 sheds on skids ranging from 8 x 8 ft to 16 x 16 ft; open front shed (12 x 24 ft); calf shed (8 x 16 ft).

Great opportunity to experience life on an acreage!

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION Property is located on 19.8 acres with Gull Lake just minutes away to the west.

The property is in a nice private rural setting with mature trees and open areas and is crossed by a creek. There is room for horses and cattle.

2 BDRM. new Michener C o n d o 11 9 0 s q . f t . 5 appls, amenity filled, heated underground parking w/storage room, $317, 500 No GST 403-986-5060

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Better than new in Benalto! 3 bdrm. 2 bath, High efficiency furnace, AC $81,500. Help-U-Sell RD 342-7355


• Window coverings • Balcony

BLACKFALDS 33 PORTWAY CLOSE †OPEN HOUSE †by owner Brand new starter home Fri 6th, 2-6 Sat 7th and Sun 8th 12-4

Lots For Sale


THRIVING CLOTHING STORE FOR SALE! Successful high-quality womens’ consignment clothing boutique in bustling Uptowne Olds. Wellestablished consignor and customer base. For more info (403) 863-6307 or (403) 586-2863


Farms/Land Wanted

2 BEDROOM SUITES FOR RENT • 5 appliances • Adults only





69 Leonard Crescent

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Corner lot bi-level in Sylvan Lake. Open floor plan, bright 4 bdrm, 2 bath. $299,000


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Mobile Lot

BRAND New 2010 Cross roads Zinger Destination Trailer, 38 Ft, 2slides, full appss., deck, firepit, built in 2003 Mercedes-Benz at Kokanee Chalets, Crawf ord Bay, BC.5 year S L 5 5 A M G V 8 4 9 3 H p 2005 4 RUNNER Limited, fixed rate lease, 1st year $44,888 AS&I 348-8788 4X4 lthr, sunroof, $12,888 pad rent free. 1-800-448 348-8788 Sport & Import -9292. 1-250-551-5005.

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2006 BMW 750LI, sunroof, 2005 Cadillac Escalade leather, nav, $27,888, AWD DVD loaded $19,888 348-8788, Sport & Import Sport & Import 348 =8788

Businesses For Sale

8 Brand New Homes starting at $179,900 Call for more info call 403-342-4544




IMMED. POSSESSION income potential 2007 1370 sq.ft., Sylvan Lake house, det. garage, and space for another. 403-887-1712 or 403-506-4030


Cottages/Resort Property

Huge kitchen with beautiful vintage hickory cabinets. $400,000. 403-391-9294


Houses For Sale


MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Lana 403-550-8777

WANTED TO RENT Old farm site, with or without house. Responsible renters, capable of fixing house. 403-304-4902


1 bdrm suite. Balcony with a view. Large Living room w/fireplace. In-suite laundry. Mature adults only. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-350-8152


Manufactured Homes

MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Lana 403-550-8777

1 BDRM. with balcony, no kids/pets, $625 rent/s.d., Call 403- 227-1844.

2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail Aug. 1 $850/mo., S.D. $650. Call 403-304-5337

Houses For Sale


Successful bidder must enter into a lease agreement with Alberta Transportation for at least one year with renewal options. A damage deposit in the amount of one month’s rent will be required. The tenant will be responsible for all costs associated with utility consumption. SUBMITTING A BID Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Regional Director, Alberta Transportation, Provincial Building, 401; 4920 – 51st Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6K8 up to 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2012. The attention of bidders is drawn to the “Public Service Act, Chapter P31, RSA 1980, Section 24” prohibiting Public Service employees from dealing on Crown lands. Bids to be marked on outside of sealed envelope “BID FOR LEASE AGREEMENT OF ACREAGE ON HWY 604, LACOMBE COUNTY”. Bids will be opened in public in the office of the Regional Director, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2012. Highest bid or any bid not necessarily accepted. In case of tie bids, first one received in the Regional Director’s office will get first consideration. OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, July 18, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. and Saturday July 21, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you require further information please call Alberta Transportation at 403-340-5166. 251068G7&14


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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friend shy with ladies Ballet slowly going pop Question: I have a good friend who every single man you’re dating, you has always struggled with girls. This might be the problem. Some women one girl has really come on to him. She will call themselves picky and pick posts on his Facebook wall (usually over every man. pictures of herself, which I What these women can’t find odd) and asks why he see is that they’re not lookdidn’t text in a couple days. ing for someone “good It’s clear, at least to me enough,” but rather someand in the eyes of others, one better than themselves that she really likes him. to help prop them up. If you However, a friend of his find that you can NEVER really likes her too. I keep find a good man, make sure telling him that if she isn’t you are at your very best. into that other guy, then it If you need help getting sucks to be him. I’ve been better or finding someone where that friend is, and better, find a therapist or yes, it sucks, but he will get psychologist to help guide over it. you. You need to have some HARLAN However, he keeps saypros in your corner. COHEN ing “we will see” and “I Question: I just received don’t know if I can date her, my roommate’s information. because of my friend.” What I went and searched for him do I need to tell him so he on Facebook so I could send will take the shot? He’s never had a him a message introducing myself, and girlfriend, so I feel like this may have I found out that he actually is a sophosomething to do with his inexperience. more. Obviously, I can’t make them date. I’m not necessarily opposed to havBut he likes her, yet he is so worried ing an older roommate, but whenever about hurting another dude’s feelings. I thought of college, I always imagined I feel like he needs to be a little self- my first roommate also being a freshish here. Girls don’t usually chase the man. I just feel like, as a freshman, guy. This is a unique position, and its with a freshman roommate we would a good one for him because he doesn’t share some type of bond that would often approach girls. What can I do to make rooming together not be so ... get him to pull the trigger? awkward? Answer: Don’t expect him to pull I feel like a sophomore has already anything, at least not the trigger. established himself on campus, and Here’s a better plan — let the girl who isn’t going to take the time to try to wants to date him do the pulling. get to know me. I don’t want to contact She’s a strong woman with big ova- Resident Life and say I want to switch ries who knows what she wants and roommates just because he’s older, but isn’t afraid to get it. Make your friend I just can’t imagine living with an older an easier target for her. Encourage student. I want to make this work. your friend to hang out in a group setWhat can I do to calm my nerves and ting and ask him to invite her. make it work? Offer to help make it happen. Answer: “Old” would be living with Or bump into the girl your friend a 95-year-old (the age of the oldest colfinds attractive. If it feels right, men- lege graduate). Want to make it work? tion that your friend might be interest- Don’t change roommates; change your ed, but doesn’t want to hurt the other attitude. guy’s feelings. Start imaging what it will be like to This will give her even more motiva- live with a sophomore. Your roommate tion to go after your friend. Your job knows the campus. isn’t to force your friend to do anything Figure out where you can make that makes him uncomfortable. Force friends outside of your room. Find him into situations where women who three places on campus where you can want him can help him get comfortable meet different groups of people. Use with the uncomfortable. In the mean- what you loved to do in high school to time, live your life as an example for guide you. Consider asking someone your friend. Being around your self- with experience — like your new roomconfidence and support is immeasur- mate. As for all the other great roomable (in a good way). mates you’re missing, for all you know, Question: I value myself as a strong you could have been matched up with woman with high standards. How do a nervous freshman who would stare at you know if you are too good for a guy you while you sleep (creepy). you are dating? Write Harlan at harlan@helpmeharAnswer: The Rule: When you have or visit online: www.helpmeharto ask yourself if you’re too good for a All letters submitted become guy, he’s not good enough. property of the author. Send paper to But here’s the catch — if you ask Help Me, Harlan!, 3501 N. Southport this question over and over again with Ave., Suite 226, Chicago, IL 60657.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — “I’m really digging it,” says Ronnie Underwood, a buff, tattooed motorcycle enthusiast, auto racer and former football player who also happens to be a ballet dancer. Oh, and a reality show star. Underwood, 30, is one of the main characters on Breaking Pointe, the CW series about the lives and loves, trials and tribulations of the dancers at Ballet West, a highly regarded company in Salt Lake City. The season comes to a finale next week, and suspense is high: Will Ronnie, Rex, Christiana and Allison be ready for their close-up? Or will opening-night jitters, not to mention relationship issues, derail their hard work? But we digress. What Underwood is “digging” is the broader fact that ballet, often relegated to a dusty, forgotten shelf in the general culture, seems to be having its moment in the sun. Besides Breaking Pointe, there’s the ABC Family show Bunheads, starring the Tony-winning actress Sutton Foster (the title is dance-speak for ballerinas, a reference to their neatly coiled hairdos.) And hugely popular dancecompetition shows like Dancing with the Stars have featured guest turns by ballet dancers like Jose Manuel Carreno, recently retired from American Ballet Theatre, and the ballerina Tiler Peck of New York City Ballet. There’s also a popular documentary film garnering praise, First Position, which tracks young dancers in a global competition. But it’s a much more famous 2010 film that gets much of the credit for starting the ballet mini-craze: Darren Aronofsky’s cool and edgy Black Swan, which starred Natalie Portman and brought a whole new vibe to that stuffy classic, Swan Lake. “Black Swan really did bring ballet into the mainstream pop culture consciousness in a way it hadn’t been for a while — and that was great for us in the ballet world,” says Rob Daniels, managing director at New York City Ballet. Daniels says the company sold out its runs of Swan Lake for two seasons after the film opened. “And it definitely felt the houses were younger — that young people were coming who’d seen the film and were curious about ballet,” Daniels says. Not that there was any lasting economic boon for NYCB or other bal-

let companies — like arts institutions, dance companies have had to struggle in a harsh economy. But those in the dance world say, give it time — they’re simply buoyed by the thought that more people may come to know and appreciate the art of ballet. One of those people is Adam Sklute, a former Joffrey Ballet dancer and now artistic director of Ballet West — the company in Breaking Pointe. Sklute notes that ballet had a heyday in the ’60s to early ’80s. Those were the years of big personalities like Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. “But then it calmed down for a few decades,” he says. Now, Black Swan and the big dancing shows are giving it a new profile. “My motivation was plain and simple — I wanted people to understand our world,” says Sklute. “Because when people start to explore the ballet world, they become fascinated. I wanted to depict it as it really is.” What that meant was shattering some of the stereotypes. One is that dancers are fragile creatures, like pretty ceramic dolls. What Breaking Pointe does very effectively is show that in reality, ballet demands an amazing combination of athleticism, physical strength, endurance and sheer grunt work. Showing how hard dancers work was a main mission for executive producer Izzie Pick Ashcroft. “Ballet dancers have a level of discipline that most of us could only dream of,” says Ashcroft, of BBC Worldwide Productions. “And their fitness level is really quite shocking.” Cameras tracked the dancers for six weeks, showing them training and rehearsing day and night, sometimes caked in sweat or breathless with exhaustion. This being a reality show, however, plenty of time is spent on inter-company romances, especially the tortured are-we-or-aren’t-we duo of Rex and Allison, whose troubles threaten to spill over into rehearsals, to the great concern of Christiana, the top ballerina, who’s also married to a Ballet West principal dancer (the show accurately displays how insular ballet companies are.) And though, usually, 99 per cent of the company’s dancers are straight, according to Ashcroft, there’s some equal time given to the one openly gay male dancer, whose ballerina friends take him to a gay bar to find a date.

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