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TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

On-stream safety

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Dave Redmond of Red Deer County’s technical rescue team coils a safety throw rope as rafters lacking safety gear set out from the Fort Normandeau boat launch Monday.

Pilot project promotes water safety BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A new water safety pilot project could mark the beginnings of a new bylaw that would make wearing life jackets mandatory on the Red Deer River. Safe Communities Central Alberta recently received a $15,000 grant from the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research for a pilot project to study and improve water safety on the Red Deer River. The funding will be used to educate, encourage and enforce smart decisions on the river. As part of their pilot, Safe Communities and its safety coalition partners will host Landing Parties for water enthusiasts on Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 near the water departure point at Fort

Normandeau. They will give out some safety swag including sunscreen, water and personal flotation devices (PFDs) along with information on water safety. “There’s about 5,000 people that go down the river a year,” said Richard Hornby, executive director of Safe Communities Central Alberta. “Often they are not prepared so we are trying to get the message of being prepared and being aware of the risks, of planning ahead and good decisions.” Part of the pilot entails surveying users to determine a baseline of the type of behaviours seen on the river including those wearing and not wearing life jackets. This may be the push for a local bylaw that makes wearing a life jacket mandatory on the river, says Hornby. This would be similar to the City of

Calgary bylaw where violators could net a $500 fine if they are caught on the rivers without a life jacket while in a boat, inner tube, raft or other flotation device. Over the next year the safety coalition will work together to educate the public on water safety tips through various initiatives including the landing parties. In the meantime, Red Deer County director of emergency management, Ric Henderson wants water enthusiasts to use proper and durable floating devices or boats equipped with the proper equipment on the river. He said it’s been quiet on the river so far this year but that does not mean people are hearing the water safety messages. That includes not drinking alcohol on the river and being prepared for

the environment. “It’s like walking outside in winter time without a jacket on,” said Henderson. “If you are not wearing a (life jacket) on the river there’s lots of consequences that can happen.” Todd Nivens, program co-ordinator for Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program, said one of the keys of being safe on the river is to know the river because rivers change on a daily basis. “With moving water you also have stuff in the moving water,” said Nivens. “So there might be dead fall that wasn’t there the last time you went down. And so rivers are much more dynamic systems than lakes are. The challenges of a changing river environment are unique to the river.”

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Sixteen people Farmers still counting losses in spill charged after massive bust BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF

BY ADVOCATE STAFF Sixteen people face 24 drug-related charges following a massive criminal investigation into organized crime and drug distribution in Red Deer. Red Deer City RCMP are expected to release more details on the investigation on today. In the meantime, police say the investigation and subsequent charges has disrupted two local chapters of nationally identified organized crime groups operating in the city. The groups are responsible for numerous violent crimes in the city including robberies, kidnappings, shootings and assaults. Sixteen people face charges including 10 people from Central Alberta and others from Calgary, Winnipeg, Man. and Abbotsford, B.C. Achein Lazro, 28, of Red Deer is charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking. He remains in custody pending bail. His court date is Aug. 9 in Red Deer provincial court. Ryan Monias, 21, of Red Deer is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Monias is in custody until his next appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Friday. Gabriel Agotic, 28, of Red Deer is charged with one count cocaine trafficking. He has been released and will appear in Red Deer provincial Court on Thursday.

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SUNDRE — A Sundre area farmer feels his hands are tied following a Plains Midstream Canada pipeline leak. Dennis Overguard, 60, is just one landowner who is butting heads with the company in the wake of the Red Deer River oil spill. On June 7, up to 3,000 barrels (475,000 litres) of light sour crude oil was released into the Red Deer River from Plains Midstream Canada pipeline about one km north of Sundre. Overguard and his family run a ranch 10.5 kms downstream from the Red Deer River and about 12 kms north of Sundre. He says approximately 250 acres of his land for pasturing 500 head of cattle is now unusable. “The way the river was flooding in June and the way the currents were swirling and taking all the backwaters, the oil stayed on top and flooded along our place,” he said. The family’s cattle are now residing on hay land. But to make matters worse, Overguard and his wife Joanne are staying at a bed and breakfast as he recuperates from a heart attack he suffered earlier in May. He says the fumes and contamination near his home are too much for him to take.



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Sundre-area farmer Dennis Overguard, speaks with former MP Myron Thompson at a rally to raise the area’s tourism profile on Monday. Plains Midstream Canada personnel continue to access his land but without an access agreement and Overguard feels they are trespassing. He says the company contacted him last week with an agreement that would allow unlimited access to his property. Much like other landowners, the Overguards continue to receive no form or very little compensation. Overguard believes he has lost

about $6 million in damages from a reduction in property value and loss of land from his multi-million dollar ranching operation. “There is a total lack of respect for landowners,” he said. Meanwhile the Sundre community came together on Monday to show support for the tourism industry with a rally to raise the area’s profile on Monday.

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ATCO says radio-operated smart meters are no hazard BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF New devices that will automatically measure power on Red Deer properties are not the same devices creating widespread opposition among British Columbia municipalities, an ATCO Gas company spokesman said on Monday. Alan Dixon of Calgary said the company’s automated meter devices are different from the electricoperated smart meters being used in B.C. The Alberta meters will now have a battery-operated radio transmitter on them. Currently, crews walk up to properties to check

the meter reading. Instead, crews will be able to drive by in a car with a special radio and pick up the readings that way, said Dixon. ATCO Gas expects to finish installing these devices for reading power consumption across Red Deer households and businesses by end of September, Dixon said. The installation began in June. “We’re almost halfway through right now,” he said. To date, more than 500,000 have been installed provincewide, so ATCO Gas is about halfway through. It’s anticipated all will be installed by next summer. “To date, we have had about 400 people who have had concerns with them, so it’s a very low number,” said Dixon.

In British Columbia, a group calling themselves StopSmartMeters.Ca was formed to fight the installation of smart meters. Nearly 55 communities in B.C. have moratoriums and/or requested to opt out of the service. A petition is also being circulated and when there’s enough signatures, organizers hope a vote similar to the HST will be conducted. The harmonized sales tax was soundly defeated in a province-wide referendum last summer. Stop Smart Meters are concerned with the introduction of “time-of-use” billing, which it says will increase user costs.

Red Deer provincial court on Thursday. Achuil Chol, 25, of Red Deer is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking .Chol was remanded in custody to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday. Angelo Guot, 24, of Red Deer is charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking. A warrant for Guot’s arrest has been issued. Jeanette Dupont, 38, of Lacombe is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. A warrant for Dupont’s arrest has been issued. Lee Jay Johnson, 28, of Pigeon Lake is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Johnson remains in custody pending bail and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 9. Navarone Oldpan, 23, (aka Wapass) of Hobbema has been charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Oldpan was remanded in custody to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 9. Anthony Cromastey, 23, of Winnipeg has been charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Cromastey was remanded in custody to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday. Ojullo Ojullo, 18, of Calgary is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Ojullo was remanded in custody to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 16. Vu Khac Diep, 27, of Calgary is charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking. A warrant for Diep’s arrest was issued. Zachary Ovid, 19, of Winnipeg is charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking and one count of heroin trafficking. Ovid was remanded in custody and appeared in Red Deer provincial Court on July 27. Marce Kusha, 31, of Abbottsford B.C. is charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking. A warrant

for Kusha’s arrest was issued. The investigation was conducted by the Red Deer City RCMP Street Team, Organized Crime Section, Crime Reduction Unit, Edmonton ALERT’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. Canada Border Services and Revenue Canada are assisting with the investigation.

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TURNING LANES WORK Construction workers measure a hole depth for the concrete form of a new traffic standard at the 32nd Street and 40th Avenue intersection Monday. Work began in earnest on the project that will see turn lanes and widened sidewalks installed along much of the busy east west corridor. Motorists should watch for lane closures and speed reductions as the work takes place over the next few months. Photo by RANDY FIEDLER/ Advocate staff


SAFETY: Sturdy boat, life jacket, bailer bucket Nivens said at a minimum, river users should have a sturdy boat and if it isn’t sturdy, it should be repairable with a patch kit. A life jacket, a whistle and a bailer bucket are also recommended. “And a good set of eyes and a good clear head,” said Nivens. “That means going down with a clear head, no booze. Nobody in this coalition want to tell people not to be on the river. What people are saying is be on the river and have a good time. Take the absolute minimum of safety precautions and that’s a sturdy boat, a life jacket and the ability to rescue yourself and the ability to repair your craft.”

BUST: Drug charges Justin Poteet, 18, of Red Deer is charged with one count heroin trafficking and one count possession of heroin. Poteet was remanded in custody and his next appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Sept. 13. Mayom Mayom, 24, of Red Deer is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking. Mayom was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial Court on Aug. 9. Tyler Dahl, 19, of Red Deer is charged with one count of heroin trafficking. Dahl Johnson remains in custody pending bail and is scheduled to appear in

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FARMERS: Cleanup continues The event was organized by the Sundre and District Chamber of Commerce and Wild Rose riding Conservative MP Blake Richards. At the end of June, chamber president Sherry Tytkanych had noted that businesses were contacting them because their clients were cancelling reservations to campsites and other activities such as whitewater rafting and fishing. Richards said that there has been a misunderstanding and the area has the same recreational pursuits. He wouldn’t say if Plains Midstream Canada should bare some financial burden to help promote the tourism industry. Officials from Plains Midstream Canada were not present at the rally. On Friday the company reported that 275 personnel were on site maintaining the booms, cutting and bagging vegetation, picking up shoreline debris, skimming oil and replacing absorbent pads. “We understand our continued clean-up operations in the area may cause some disturbance to residents,” the Plains update stated.


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Province treats seniors like ‘dogs’: Wildrose BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition says the province is treating seniors like dogs in a kennel by needlessly closing a dementia care lodge near Lethbridge. Ian Donovan, the MLA for the area, said he has received only vague reasons for the imminent closure of the Little Bow Continuing Care Centre in the village of Carmangay. Donovan, along with area residents and family members of patients, took part in a rally Monday to try to keep the centre open and to prevent its 18 patients — most of them with dementia

— from being sent to other facilities in surrounding communities. “We’re not going to just sit here and nod our heads and say, ‘This is fine,”’ said Donovan in an interview. “(Let’s) remember who built this province. These are the people who made the province what it is today. And to treat them like they’re a dog in a kennel is absolutely deplorable in my eyes. “(To say) we’ll just move them to a different place, well, you just can’t do that.” It’s the second rally to protest the centre’s closure after it was announced earlier this month. Alberta Health Services said it was

shuttering the 54-year-old care home because it no longer meets provincial standards. It said the rooms are too small, there are not enough bathrooms and there may be a problem with asbestos. Donovan noted the centre passed inspection in March and was recertified by health officials as a care centre a month later. Two months after that, it was ordered closed, he said, even though the province has a shortage of longterm care facilities and the lack of such facilities has been cited as the main reason for bottlenecks and daylong waits for care in hospital emergency rooms.

“What’s the big push? The facility has been fine for all these years. It passed inspection in March. What’s the panic? Why can’t we have consultation?” NDP health critic Dave Eggen agreed. “This closure is taking 20 spaces out of a system that already has long waiting lists,” he said in a news release. “The Conservative government admits there are 1,469 seniors waiting for continuing care. We need more spaces in long-term care facilities — not fewer.” A spokesman for Alberta Health Services didn’t return a request for an interview.

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METERS: Public had no say Other reasons for concern: the public had no say on allowing the meters; potential health impacts from electromagnetic radiation; privacy issues over a second wireless transceiver monitoring every electronic device; wireless communications are not secure; no public control; and actual damage caused to appliances and electronics. The B.C. group points to research showing that EMF, such as that emitted from a smart meter, was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research wing of World Health Organization, as a Class 2b carcinogen. This places everyday levels of EMR exposure in the same category as lead, dioxins and DDT (pesticide used on crops to kill mosquitoes). Dixon said the smart meter, a term used in the electric industry, can do lots of things like turn on and off the power. “They can monitor consumption over very short intervals,” said Dixon. “They have a lot more capability than our gas ones do.” ATCO’s meters can only send out monthly meter reading, which is what can be done manually today, he added. During the installation process, an ERT device is installed on a current ATCO Gas meter. ERT stands for Encoder, Receiver and Transmitter. It encodes the meter reading data, receives instructions from the mobile collector and then transmits the meter reading data. All transmissions are done via radio frequency. Dixon said it’s the same frequency used by wireless phones used in someone’s house, or baby monitors as well. “It’s very low energy consumption,” he said. “It’s a battery device.” These batteries last about 20 years, so the electromagnetic radiation would be very low, he added. Most meters are found outside the house, but a few would be found in basements, Dixon said. Dixon said he doesn’t have the particulars on what is being installed in B.C. when it comes to the strength of electromagnetic radiation (EMF). He said ATCO’s devic-

es using EMF are similar to AM or FM radio broadcasts in the air. According to Health Canada, exposure to RF energy from such technologies does not pose a health risk, reports ATCO Gas. When asked about whether this new device would result in higher costs for users, Dixon said costs would actually be reduced. “Today, we have to read devices manually and a meter reader can maybe do 400 to 500 houses a day,” said Dixon. “With these new devices, we’ll be able to read up to 10,000 reads a day by one meter reader.” This would result in operational cost savings, which will be passed down to customers, he said. Users will see more accurate readings since they will now be done monthly, Dixon added. For more information go online at


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stitute in Edmonton. The Jack Ady Cancer Centre has been without a permanent medical oncologist since March when Dr. David Holland retired after 23 years. Oncologists from Edmonton and Calgary have been visiting Lethbridge every week to help care for patients. Dr. Paul Grundy, senior vice-president of cancer care for Alberta Health Services, says recruiting medical oncologists is a challenge as only about 15 graduate each year in Canada. A doctor requires three years of training in internal medicine and another two to three years of training in medical oncology. “It is quite difficult to find oncologists nowadays who have the scope of training and are prepared to more or less deal with whatever walks in the door at a smaller comprehensive centre,” Bridgen said via teleconference. “I’m very pleased that my forthcoming colleague has these sorts of skills and also the same ambitions as myself.” “Having spent five years in Alberta training to become a medical oncologist, I’m very happy to be able to stay within the province,” said El-Gehani.

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Growth beyond the plan It’s not fair to expect any level of government to plan for the kind of population growth that Blackfalds has experienced in the past decade, any more than you can expect government to plan for an economic depression. Sometimes, events just happen. When you say it aloud, even five years of steady growth in the town should have raised flags regarding a severe shortage of community services, should the trend continue. But even knowing that, how many times have people looked at growth charts about anything and then laughed at the numbers in the five year-year projection? If the past five years’ rate of growth in household debt continues through another decade, the entire 99 per cent of us will end up foreclosed and homeless and the one per cent will have it all. Or not. So here we are, after 10 years of steady growth in the town of Blackfalds the population has more than tripled. That’s what years of five per-cent-plus growth will get you.

OURVIEW GREG NEIMAN There’s little point in blaming planners for waking up after this year’s town census, and discovering the town of 6,767 (this year) will soon require more than 350 kindergarten spaces. And that these spaces will need to be added to schools, year by year, as these kids advance through school. Who plans for a town with more twoyear-olds than the entire age group 65 and up? All this means is that some frontburner issues need to burn a little hotter. Blackfalds needs more kindergarten and elementary school space, ASAP. A proposal is before Alberta Education for a K-to-6 school right now. It needs a speedy approval, followed by a quick construction project. After that, officials can move at a more bureaucratic pace for a middle school and high school for the town. But the same mistakes built into not

planning for a boom can be made in not planning for the boom to end. This is Alberta; we’ve seen both. Several times. How did Blackfalds manage to attract such a high density of young families, ready to build their homes and start new families? Why has the demographic trend been so deep and so narrow, compared to the broader kind of growth we’ve seen in other towns within an easy commute of Red Deer? Demographically, our region has always been younger than the rest of Canada, but the extremes that have occurred in Blackfalds ought to become a research project for planners and economists alike. What does happen in a town where there’s a baby car seat in nearly every non-oilfield vehicle? What happens when car seats lead to bikes with trainer wheels, then to kids’ bikes and skateboards? There were 61 new homes built in Blackfalds last year and nearly 100 are under construction now. If these are

mostly new families and they decide to have their children soon after moving in, at least they should be able to reduce their costs through garage sales of children’s items in neighbourhoods two or three years older than their own. But how long does this last in a town with under 10,000 total population? And what if something happens and everyone decides to move? The premise here is that this phenomenon goes beyond the range of normal municipal planning. These are uncharted waters, and what we can expect to happen in Blackfalds in the next decade could well be the mirror image of aging and gentrification happening everywhere else in Canada. We wish our neighbouring community well in their unique situation. And we trust the community’s goodwill in supporting their leadership through infrastructure growth that will not be easy, or cheap. Greg Neiman is an Advocate editor.

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It’s still true: think global, act local BY BRUCE STEWART SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE During summers Canadians have other things on their mind than politics and the economy. Unfortunately, the world’s economy doesn’t take a similar break. Canada, a trading nation, gets more than 30 per cent of its GDP from exports. That means that it’s not enough for Canada to manage its own affairs well, because when the rest of the world makes a hash of theirs our exports fall. And for all the good things that Canada’s done federally, provincially, and municipally – it hasn’t done enough to prepare for when world trade to take a significant hit. Make no mistake, that’s what’s in our future. China has slowed. India has stalled. There isn’t a week that goes by without another Euro crisis. Britain is going backward. The U.S. regional Federal Reserve reports show the American economy is experiencing a double-dip recession. Canada can’t escape the turmoil, but it can make good choices about how to handle it. The global problem is too much debt. So, like it or not, adding even greater chunks to ours by increasing our deficits even further isn’t the answer. As the Spaniards, Italians, Portuguese and Greeks have already discovered, it doesn’t matter what the central bank says interest rates are. Deficits mean selling bonds, and it is the market that decides what interest rate you’re going to pay. Currently, these countries are paying 6.5 to 7.5 per cent, while the European Central Bank says interest

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WHAT CAN INDIVIDUAL CANADIANS DO TO MEET OUR ECONOMY’S FUTURE NEEDS? THINK ABOUT THINGS YOUR OWN COMMUNITY NEEDS AND WORK YOUR WAY UP. rates are 0.75 per cent. Ten times as much because they made bad choices is far too much — but when you’re out of options you pay up. Can it happen here? Absolutely. Quebec and Ontario are already close to the line these European countries have crossed. Canadians are going to have to talk about taxes and spending, whether they like it or not. They’re going to have to think ahead, too. For the past three years “Economic Action Plan” signs have sprouted across Canada. But such spending goes to “shovel-ready” projects, those that have their other funding (town/city and provincial) all arranged. If you’re wondering why one project was a go, while another was stillborn, that’s your answer: one was ready to go, and the other wasn’t. Thinking about what’s actually needed to repair our infrastructure and meet our future needs would be a good thing to do, maybe while we sit around the BBQ and quaff a few cold ones. At the same time, we can’t allow deficits to grow. So the money to support people through a worldwide recession is going to have to come from things we’re already doing. That could mean some things have to be shut

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down to find the money to pay for the things we want. The Premiers had the right idea during their meeting in Halifax this week: they decied to get their provincial drug and medical equipment buying coordinated to save money. Good for them. Here’s hoping they’ll move on to coordinating across provincial boundaries in other ways. So what can individual Canadians do? Think about your community and work your way up. What’s the pressing need? What could we do less of, or even give up if we had to, to pay for it? Are there other ways to get done what needs doing? Maybe we don’t need smart boards, more computers, or television systems in the school as much as we need a new heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that will cost much less to run year after year. Maybe funding for keeping people in their own homes with doctors visiting them would be a better use of health care money in your community than another piece of million-dollar equipment at the hospital that duplicates one 20 kilometres away. Since it’s summer, there’s no reason not to make these conversations social: fire up that BBQ, open a few, make it fun while you strategize with your neighbours. If we get our ideas sorted out this summer, we can take them to our politicians in the early fall. Prime the pump before they start dealing with the coming woes. Who knows? This time, you might actually get outcomes you want from the powers that be. Troy Media columnist Bruce A Stewart is a Torontobased management consultant.

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Silver Surfers Debunk Myths About Seniors and Technology So you think a mouse is a furry four is too complicated for the ordinary person legged pest, and a hard drive is a narrow to grasp, it’s for young ones. And anyways, mountain road undertaken in a snowstorm computers are dangerous to our health, with a flat tire and a backseat full of aren’t they? wailing grandkids? Just because you don’t Almost all the individuals who attend understand the lingo, doesn’t mean you can’t computer use courses offered at the Sylvan enjoy diving into the ocean of technology. Lake Library are seniors, according to In fact, “silver surfers” comprise a rapidly Sword. “Often adult children give their growing demographic that is enjoying all parent a computer as a way of keeping in that computers, technology, and the internet touch through e-mail or Skype,” she says. have to offer. Knowledge, information, “They want to know how to do those entertainment, and ease of everyday life things, or how to download pictures of their really are at your fingertips. grandchildren.” Computers for public use In 1990 approximately 16 per cent are available at most libraries, as well as the of Canadian households had a personal Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre in computer, however by 2003 this number Red Deer. had increased to 67 per cent. The number “Some seniors say that they need the of individuals aged 54 to 64 years using classes because the technology is beyond the internet quadrupled between 1997 and them, but many are simply afraid of breaking 2003, according to information gathered an expensive piece of equipment,” says during that period by Statistics Canada. Sword. This misconception is echoed by While gender plays a negligible role in Tatiana Poliakevitch, Manager of the Dawe computer use among 25 to 54 year olds, Branch of the Red Deer Public Library. “I StatsCan found that one third of men aged always assure seniors that they won’t break 65-74 use the internet, compared to only the computer,” says Poliakevitch, “It seems one quarter of women in that age group. to be one of the most shared fears.” The greatest users of technology? Men over “Many seniors have observed whiz kids the age of 75 seem to utilize technology doing impossible things on computers over more often than younger senior males. the past couple of decades,” according to The StatsCan study discovered that Doug Janssen, a retired IT manager. and seniors with a post secondary education are presently a board member of the Golden more apt to embrace technology. Shannan Circle Seniors Resource Centre. “Some Sword, Director of Sylvan Lake Municipal people may feel threatened by computers: Library surmises that many seniors who the monitor is like a big eye staring back at previously used computers in their careers you, the keyboard can seem daunting if you or workplaces continue to be confident haven’t had much experience with one, or users of technology. Conversely, the less confident users were not engaged in work or activities that exposed them that the Golden Circle is having to computers, so it isn’t too surprising that many seniors a bus trip to Ponoka to see approach them fraught with “Jake and the Kid” and an misconceptions. Isn’t it impossible to learn about afternoon of shopping on technology at a ripe old age? What if I break the September 7th? Tickets are computer by pressing the available at the front desk. wrong buttons? Technology

if you have physical limitations. You might have the impression that you have to be super bright, or some kind of nerd, when you see young technicians demonstrating applications so quickly on computers.” “Some seniors have grandchildren who seem very savvy, so they think it is more for the younger ones,” agrees Poliakevitch. “But, they don’t need to learn everything about the computer, which is impossible. Rather, it’s a tool that can do many different things once you decide what you want to use it for. You can learn how to do it, and then you’ll know what you want to use it for next, and learn that too. It’s a process,” says Poliakevitch. Sword notes that quite often seniors have concerns about using the mouse to navigate on their computer. As someone who has struggled with a wrist injury, Sword empathizes and shares tips on dealing with that frustration with the seniors who attend the sessions. Another concern of many seniors, according to Sword, is that they will be the one who will hold back the rest of the class. “They worry that they will ask dumb questions,” she says. “But our classes are for everyone, at all levels. One of the basic things we teach is how find and locate things on the computer to alleviate the fear of breaking it by pressing the wrong keys or giving the wrong commands. It is reassuring to know that the computer will beep, or a window will pop up to correct them, or ask them if they are sure they want to proceed.

And, I let them know that I happen to make mistakes, too!” “Tablets, on the other hand, aren’t a computer,” says Janssen. “There is no big eye staring at you, no cables, mouse or power cords. The text can easily be made bigger, and there are icons to touch rather than being overwhelmed with a keyboard.” Janssen uses the analogy of a Swiss Army knife to point out that tablets might be a better streamlined option for seniors. “Just like you don’t need one tool that can do 99 things,” he says, “with a tablet you might just need a few applications, and not the whole range of options of a computer. And the wi-fi abilities of tablets enable you to stay connected to the world.” In fact, seniors lead the pack of tablet users, according to information from the research firm Nielsen published in Wired magazine. Sword points out that for individuals who are afraid of breaking a computer by pressing wrong keys, tapping a tablet screen feels less complicated. “Also, they are so portable. You can enlarge the text or the image easily, too, for easier visibility.” Janssen envisions the ideal computer lab for seniors as a place to gather, where people can bring their own tablets or laptops, play electronic games, or just learn together. “It really changes what we have come to think of as recreation, “he says. Continued on Next Page

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Taking care of your finances from home takes only minutes a day, says Janssen. These days, there are different options to sending a cheque in the mail. Electronic transfers, Pay Pal, and other secure means enable you to pay bills and make payments easily and instantaneously from home. Likewise, you can compare prices on everything from cars to dishwashers to airfares with ease from your own living room, saving you money and legwork. Sword points out one of the topics addressed in classes to seniors at the Sylvan Lake library is regarding the security of on-line banking and purchasing. “We discuss how to know when a site is legitimate, and how to protect yourself and your credit card on-line.” Poliakevitch says the Dawe branch library One on One Computer Instruction program addresses certain questions about how to use computers in everyday life. “I have helped people to set up e-mail addresses, learn how to organize documents or pictures in their computer, how to use USB flash discs, how to format Word documents, use the camera in their laptop, and set up a Facebook account. Sometimes it can be something like explaining how to use Google to read fresh newspaper articles or how to type in other languages using an English keyboard. Lately, I have helped a lot of people with eReaders and other devices in regard to accessing eBooks from our digital library. Recently, I assisted a senior to start using his new smartphone.” “I remember when I was learning to drive a car way back when,” says Janssen. “I had a death grip on the steering wheel, it wasn’t much fun. But then I learned the mechanics of driving, and could finally enjoy driving. Well, learning a computer is much the same. Once you learn the basics, you really begin the enjoyment.” Still feeling like the proverbial old dog? Poliakevitch points out that she has helped a 95 year old through her program, a sure indicator that there is room in the technology ocean for everyone!

Some Tips To Get You Started • Computers are not only for young people • Computers are not too complicated for seniors • Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn to name a few) is not just for your grandkids. • It doesn’t have to be scary: you don’t have to learn everything all at once. There is lots of help available – call your library, the Golden Circle Seniors Resource Centre, check the yellow pages or ask for personal referrals from friends & family, even the teen next door. • Consider why you want a computer – what’s it for? Most basic computers can do e-mail, connect to the internet, do text applications, sorting and savings photos. Talk to others who are using computers and go into the computer store with information about what you want and need. Consider your own personal situation and needs if you have low vision, coordination impairments, or other concerns that might affect how you use a keyboard, mouse, and screen • You don’t have to spend a lot of money. If you are going to do a lot of word processing and not much else, then you can get away with an inexpensive model. On the other hand, if you are going to play a lot of games you will need more RAM memory, and a system that can handle graphics and give good sound quality. Again, talk to others who use computers and ask for their thoughts and advice. Then do some comparative shopping, armed with your basic budget and your list of needs and wants. • Consider how you are going to use your computer. Laptops are designed to take along, perhaps on vacation or overnight while visiting your grandkids.Tablets are easy to use, portable, and often a good streamlined choice if you don’t need a word processor. If you are sharing a computer, you may need a desktop model that can sit on a desk in a designated area of your home, perhaps where you pay your bills and ¿le your personal papers. • Remind yourself that it is healthy to learn new skills at any age, and enjoy the myriad new experiences, fun, information, and resources available to you when you are connected to the internet!

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Continued from Previous Page “Baby boomers want more options, they are not content to do the traditional recreational activities. You can book your entire vacation online, but you can also simply enjoy a virtual holiday at home, too. It’s revolutionary.” Learning about computer, tablet, or e-reader use in a class setting can be an opportunity for socialization. For seniors who are feeling isolated, getting out and meeting like-minded people who share similar interests can be stimulating and healthy. “Misery loves company,” Sword jokes. “In a class setting you will quickly realize that the others all have questions, too.” The healthy boon of socializing aside, the boost to self esteem through learning and mastering a new skill by playing on-line games in moderation may have positive effects on the brain and cognitive abilities. As well, Sword points out that once you learn to carry out a search on the computer, you have access to all kinds of health information and resources. As technology leaps forward, other health applications are becoming available. Tablet and computer based technology is addressing the needs of seniors who can benefit from at-home monitoring but do not have a caregiver in their residence. Applications that will remind a person when to take medication, or of important appointments, or that will activate personal emergency response systems may enable many to remain independently in their homes longer. “Tablets have lifesaving applications, such as icons a senior can touch first thing in the morning to alert their family or a caregiver that they are okay. If the caregiver isn’t alerted, they will know that maybe a phone call to the senior is required. There are all kinds of other possibilities of how tablets can be used in this way, and all it requires is the touch screen.” The issue of having limited mobility to navigate a keyboard is overcome. Janssen points out that even something as simple as Google Maps, an on-line map resource, can help keep a senior safe. The ability to find and print out concise directions, or even see the actual street view of a location saves time, money, and relieves the stress of getting lost. Applications to conduct banking on-line, to purchase your needs, to locate specialty equipment or supplies that might not be readily available in local stores, are convenient and easily accessible when mobility is a concern. Completing your annual tax return on-line can give you peace of mind, save time, and lessen anxieties.

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PENNY GETS LAST MINUTE STAY OF EXECUTIVE AFTER RETAILERS COMPLAIN OTTAWA — The penny’s days are still numbered, but the controversial Canadian coin is getting a last-minute reprieve before it’s finally killed off as a circulated currency. The penny, its death sentence originally pronounced in the last federal budget, will no longer be circulated in Canada as of Feb. 4, 2013, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Monday. It has the holiday season — and the winter buying season’s importance to Canadian retailers — to thank for the temporary stay of execution. The Royal Canadian Mint, which stopped producing the coins in May, was originally expected to start taking the penny out of circulation by this fall. But retailers and other small businesses complained that the transition to a penny-free marketplace would be too much of a burden right before the busy holiday season.

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON ALASKA PIPELINE PROJECT ANCHORAGE, Alaska — TransCanada (TSX:TRP) and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) say they are conducting a public process to determine the level of customer interest in a potential new pipeline — the Alaska Pipeline Project. The large oil and gas pipeline companies say they want to gauge interest in securing capacity on the pipeline that would transport gas from Alaska’s North Slope to a gas liquefaction (LNG) terminal in Alaska, or the border of British Columbia and Alberta. The process will take place Aug. 31 to Sept. 14. It will be conducted in accordance with the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, which requires TransCanada to assess market interest in the pipeline every two years after its first open season. All of the options for the pipeline provide for a minimum of five delivery points for local natural gas connections in Alaska. — Advocate news services

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Red Deer architect George Berry is in the process of creating a green roof on his building complete with a creek which flow from a tree stump.

Taking the LEED RED DEER EMBRACING LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR If you develop a thirst at Berry Architecture and Associates, don’t count on Dasani, Aquafina or Evian for relief. “We don’t let people come in with bottled water,” explained George Berry, who operates the firm with his business partner Susanne Widdecke. Instead, staff and guests are encouraged to drink old-fashioned — and environmentally friendly — tap water. Berry Architecture also uses solar-heated water, and has motion-sensor-controlled lights, triple-pane windows and extra-heavy insulation in its two storey building, which it owns with accounting firm and groundfloor occupant Downey Roth Hrywkiw Fidek LLP. A high-efficiency variable air volume system heats and cools 42 distinct zones inside, with unoccupied areas reverting to their ambient temperature, and natural light illuminates much of the interior. “Our electrical load is about half of what we had in our old space,” said Berry, referring to the similar-sized property his firm occupied prior to last year. And the power it does use comes from renewable sources. On top of the 5218 Gaetz Ave. building is a green roof with drought-resistant plants and grass, large vegetable planters, a dry creek bed and a flowing stream. There are also habitat structures, like vertical snags for insects, nesting boxes for birds and a hibernaculum for butterflies. “We have a lot of insects up here already,” said Cynthia Pohl, whose business Living Lands Landscape & Design was responsible for the rooftop layout. She added that at least four species of aquatic organisms have taken up residence in the rainwater-charged stream. Rainwater also supplies the needs of the building’s dual-flush toilets. And virtually everything inside that can be recycled, is — including the structure’s steel skeleton, which was inherited from the former Red Deer Bowladrome that previously stood on the site. “It would have probably been easier

just to knock it down,” acknowledged Berry. “But that would have been completely against the philosophy that we were going with.” That philosophy is one shared by the Canada Green Building Council, a not-forprofit organization that promotes LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building practices. Under LEED, building projects are evaluated on the basis of sustainable site development, water and energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality — and can be certified to a basic, silver, gold or platinum standard. “We’ve got over 3,600 projects in Canada,” said Mark Hutchinson, director of green building programs with the Canada Green Building Council. “Over 600 are certified.” The Berry Architecture and Downey Roth Hrywkiw Fidek building is among those currently being evaluated for LEED certification. Nine other Red Deer buildings are registered in the program, with two already certified. Most contain features like extra-thick insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, motion-sensor controlled lighting, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, recycled building materials, products with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bike storage facilities and droughtresistant landscaping. One of the buildings already certified is an Inglewood house built by Avalon Central Alberta in 2008. It was the first home in Canada to earn a LEED platinum rating, said Tanya Doran, executive director for the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. “I use them as an example all the time.” Trevor Gamelin, a partner with Avalon Central Alberta, described how the house — called Discovery 3 — has no natural gas connections and was designed to produce as much electricity as it uses. It accomplished this with considerable help from the sun: a photovoltaic power generator and a solar system that heats water.

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BY H HAR ARLE LEY Y RI RICH CHAR ARDS DS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR It may be the right thing to do, butt LEED certification certainly isn’t the e easy option. Those who have sought, and in some e cases received, Leadership in Energy y and Environmental Design approvall for buildings in Red Deer are nearly y unanimous in their assessment of the e program. City of Red Deer project superin-tendent Jerry Hedlund described the e system of collecting points to achieve e c ertification as “rigorous.” George e Berry of Berry Architecture and As-sociates called the process “arduous,” ” Red Deer College director of facilitiess Doug Sharp declared it “onerous,” and d Trevor Gamelin of Avalon Central Al-berta said it was “incredibly complex” ” and “overkill.” However, Sharp also acknowledged d that a stringent system with detailed d requirements is necessary to maintain n the integrity of the LEED program. Mark Hutchinson, director of green n building programs with the Canada a Green Building Council, agreed. He al-so said the system has helped achieve e uniformity when it comes to environ-mental building practices. “It’s provided a framework for ev-eryone to kind of talk the same lan-guage.” Local LEED builders have been n spurred to action by more than envi-ronmental concerns. The City of Red Deer, said Develop-ment Services director Paul Goranson,, wanted to lead by example. “We felt if we were going to expectt others — the private sector, for in-stance — to take some of these initia-tives, . . . then we should provide some e leadership.” Trish Bolen, an accredited LEED D professional with Edmonton’s ACI Ar-chitecture — the consultant on Red d D eer’s RCMP detachment building g — said municipal governments often n drive environmental initiatives. “That’s the starting point of alll green.” But private sector firms Berry Ar-chitecture and Stantec Inc. wanted to o set good examples as well. “We felt it was really important as a company to demonstrate our commit-ment to sustainable design by actually y using our space as a showroom and a showcase, and to lead by example,” ” said Heather Bretz, Stantec’s manag-ing leader for buildings in Red Deer. Goranson said the city also wanted d to learn about green technologies, like e photovoltaic systems, so it could eval-uate them and develop appropriate e regulations. “By getting into the game of tak-ing on these new initiatives, we learn n about how they’re applicable and how w they can be used in Alberta and Cen-tral Alberta,” agreed Public Workss manager Greg Sikora. For instance, plans to re-use waterr from the Red Deer’s Recreation Cen-tre’s showers in its toilets and urinalss proved impractical, said Hedlund. “Some things work and some thingss don’t work so well, and you don’t re-ally find these out until you operate a while.

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Water from Red Deer College’s environmental pond is used to flush toilets in the Four Centres.

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BUILDING: Well insulated Its walls have an R72 insulation rating, said Gamelin, while the ceiling is R85, the floor R60 and the windows triple-glazed with two layers of krypton gas. Another LEED-certified house is planned for Southbrook, where Platinum Homes is building an environmentally-sustainable residence for Gareth and Estelle Begley. Platinum owner Terry Loewen described how motorized windows will automatically open and close to control heat gain and loss. “We had to have the house at the perfect angle for solar gain,” he added. “It gets very technical.” The house will even have a system to remove radioactive radon gas from beneath it, said Loewen. Another LEED-certified building in Red Deer is the Recreation Centre, which earned a silver rating for renovations completed in 2007. Jerry Hedlund, the city’s project superintendent, said the building’s envelope was “tightened” to reduce heat loss, with thermal imaging used to locate problem areas. A heat reclamation system was added. “What we do is we recover heat from the hot indoor pool area, and that is used to preheat incoming cold air.” Solar panels were supposed to heat the outdoor pool, but that energy is instead used to help heat domestic water in the building. “It works beyond belief,” said Hedlund. “We’re probably going to extend the life of the (natural gas-fired) boilers by five to 10 years by doing what we’re doing.” The city is also awaiting confirmation of LEED certification for three of its new civic yards buildings: the administration building, the transit garage and a wash bay. All three have solar panels for heating water, and the admin building and wash bay also have photovoltaic panels for power production. “There are occasions where we’ll generate power in excess of our need and . . . actually return power to the grid,” said Public Works manager Greg Sikora. Jeff Hoglund, a facilities management supervisor with the city, described how shades and windows are automatically adjusted, based on temperature and occupancy. “So at 5 o’clock it’s going to dial back how we actually heat the building.” Raised ceilings in strategic areas allow warm air to rise, where it can be vented out or forced back down, depending on the temperature, said Sikora. The buildings’ design also maximize the benefits of natural light, added Development Services director Paul Goranson. Interiors are open and offices on the perimeter have glass walls so sunlight can shine through. In the transit barn, sensors monitor exhaust levels and activate fans when ventilation is required, said Hoglund. And the vehicle wash uses rainwater and

recycled wash water. Red Deer College is also awaiting LEED certification for its new centres for trades and technology, innovation in manufacturing, health education and continuing education. Doug Sharp, the college’s director of facilities, explained how an underfloor duct system allows fresh air to rise rather than being forced downward. “We pursued, as much as possible, natural light,” he said, with the emphasis on light from the north — which is less intense. Rainwater is used in the toilets, and excess precipitation flows through a bioswale and retention pond to help remove contaminants. Red Deer’s new RCMP building is also seeking LEED certification. Trish Bolen of Edmonton’s ACI Architecture Inc., the prime consultant on the project, said a variety of features are expected to reduce the building’s energy costs to about half of what they otherwise would be. “With water, we targeted a 30 per cent reduction,” she added. More than a quarter of the materials used for the building were recycled, and waste was kept to a minimum. “We diverted 84 per cent of the waste from our building from the landfill,” said Bolen. When Stantec Inc. performed its tenant improvements on the seventh to 12th floors of Executive Place, it did so with an eye to LEED. Heather Bretz, the company’s managing leader for buildings in Red Deer, said outside offices were built with glass walls, and furniture and partitions were kept low so natural light could penetrate the space. “We looked for the highest standard we could possibly get for recycled content,” she added, pointing out that 95 per cent of the construction waste was diverted from the landfill.

MOTIVATION: Education seen as a benefit “We learned lots from (the Recreation Centre) project and we then displayed that on the (G.H. Dawe Community Centre) project.” Sharp also sees education as a benefit of LEED, with Red Deer College’s soon-to-be-certified building serving as a continuing classroom. “All of the structural and mechanical and electrical systems are as exposed as possible,” he said. As with the city’s projects, Red Deer College’s LEED work helped set the stage for other environmental initiatives, said Sharp. “One really positive outcome of moving forward with a LEED building was when we were part way through this building and talking about it being LEED-focused and so forth, we thought, ‘You

fruit, vegetables BY ADVOCATE STAFF If you’re growing fruits or vegetables for direct sale to consumers — or would like to — a trip to Olds College on Aug. 21 might be in order. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association are organizing a Summer Horticulture Tour that will include stops on and off campus. “Participants can learn to recognize different fruit and vegetable insect and disease pests in the lab in the morning,” said Robert Spencer, horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “There will be a tour of the fruit demonstration orchard at Olds College, featuring over 30 types of different fruit crops. “Participants will also have a chance to visit producer operations, including Eagle Creek Farms/ Bowden Sun Maze, which features a CSA (community shared agriculture) program and other direct market production.” The tour will begin at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 9. There is no cost to attend, but participants asked to RSVP by Aug. 14 since a lunch will be served. They will also be responsible for their own transportation between farm operations. For more information or to confirm your attendance, call the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association at 1-800-661-2642 or email it at know what, over and above the building being LEED, is there something that we can do in terms of embracing a lot of this stuff campus-wide?” A green campus task group resulted, which in turn led to enhanced recycling, promotion of alternative transportation, a car-pooling incentive program, and encouragement of cyclists and walkers. The public sector may be better able to absorb the cost of LEED initiatives, an assumption supported by the fact that more than half of the LEED projects in Canada are publicly funded, including schools. But Goranson pointed out that green building options for Red Deer’s civic yards project underwent a careful cost-benefit analysis. Hedlund agreed that it’s a mistake to simply chase LEED points if other benefits, such as a long-term reduction in operating expenses, can’t be achieved. “If it’s going to take us 20 years to recover the cost, or 25, then you’ve got to kind of weigh that out and say, ‘I don’t think it’s worth it.’” Berry said his clients become more interested in green initiatives if they can quickly recover the additional cost and then start saving money. And this is becoming more likely as technologies like photovoltaic systems drop in price and become more efficient. “I notice it’s a lot easier now to talk a client into LEED,” said Bolen. “Before it was almost like pulling teeth.” Tanya Doran, executive director for the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, said studies have indicated homeowners are willing to pay a premium for green. “They all found that home builders were willing to spend up to and sometimes over $20,000 for green and energy-efficiency upgrades.” And Hutchinson doesn’t think the cost of LEED is as great as many believe, especially if they keep their environmental aspirations in check. “A platinum project really is fairly ambitious,” he said. “On the other hand, a LEED silver or even LEED gold can usually be done pretty much with minimal or no incremental cost, if it’s done right.” As builders and tradespeople become more familiar with LEED standards, the associated costs decline, he added. Berry pointed to a less tangible benefit of LEED. “One of the biggest items that we didn’t necessarily expect is the way that it has affected our staff,” he said, describing increased productivity and fewer sick days. “The benefits for that are less tangible but they’re incredibly important,” agreed Bretz. “A healthy and a happy workforce, because they like their space, may actually save you a lot of money.” All in all, LEED certification can be an expensive and time-consuming exercise, summed up Sharp. “But,” he added, “when you look at all the attributes you achieve, it’s worth it.”

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Low natural gas prices and uncertainty about the global economy has brought a tinge or pessimism to the latest drilling forecast of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. The national trade association said on Monday that it’s anticipating 12,500 wells will be drilled in Canada this year — down nearly five per cent from the 13,150 wells that PSAC was projecting as of April, and a 2.7 per cent slide from the 2011 well count of 12,850. In the case of Alberta, PSAC is now anticipating that 7,795 wells will be drilled this year, a four per cent decrease from 2011. Saskatchewan’s well count is expected to remain relatively unchanged, while Manitoba’s figure is forecast to jump 14 per cent and British Columbia’s to tumble 22 per cent. PSAC president Mark Salkeld said in a release that low natural gas prices were a factor in the overall downward revision. “Commodity prices on the natural gas side of things have had a big impact on activity levels so far this year.” PSAC’s latest forecast is based on anticipated average natural gas prices of C$2.50 per thousand cubic feet (AECO) and crude oil prices of US$90/barrel (WTI). However, hot summer weather has caused natural gas futures to rise in recent weeks, including a 6.6 per cent spike on the New York Mercantile Ex-

change on Monday that pushed the price to $3.214. More gas-generated electricity is being used to power air conditioners, and supplies have diminished as energy producers shift their focus to higherpriced oil. PSAC also pointed to the European debt crisis and reduced energy demand in Asia as considerations in its decision to scale back its 2012 drilling forecast. Salkeld said he doesn’t expect drilling in 2012 to decrease much from last year. “We are cautiously optimistic about activity levels staying at or around the 2011 well count, with activity more weighted towards liquids rich gas and oil,” he said. “PSAC member companies continue to be busy and the demand for their services in Western Canada seems to have steadied following a late breakup and some persistent wet weather.” Salkeld also pointed out that direct comparisons between 2011 and 2012 do not take into account changes in well depth and drilling efficiency. “The average meterage per well is up over 2,000 meters, but we are forecasting that the average operating days per well will decrease by seven per cent this year.” PSAC represents nearly 260 companies in the service, supply and manufacturing sectors of the upstream petroleum industry.

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

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 96.26 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 73.70 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.52 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.61 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.91 Cdn. National Railway . . 88.15 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 82.30 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 3.75 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 69.38 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.83 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.25 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 28.84 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 41.83 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.11 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.40 General Motors Co. . . . . 19.36 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 15.00 Research in Motion. . . . . . 7.25 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 39.86 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 28.86 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 63.00 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.56 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.69 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.04 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 66.70 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.75 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 32.45 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 10.02 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.87

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.41 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 53.35 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.98 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 16.15 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 33.10 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.66 First Quantum Minerals . 18.25 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 36.62 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.53 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 38.08 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.53 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 44.95 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.42 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.99 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 25.60 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 25.65 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.35 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.95 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 47.26 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 28.14 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.74 Canyon Services Group. 10.39 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.15 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.650 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 21.83 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.17 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.56 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 33.55 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . 1.600

Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 25.21 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.76 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.22 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.63 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.51 Penn West Energy . . . . . 13.91 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.86 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.12 Pure Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 7.49 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.39 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.84 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.00 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.02 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 47.58 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 57.76 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 52.22 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.37 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 26.60 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 24.43 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 21.81 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 39.09 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 63.28 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 10.70 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 74.79 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.900 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 51.75 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 21.52 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.03

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market rode through a calm session on Monday that ended relatively flat, with commodities mixed and concerns about the European economy grabbing most of the attention.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 8.48 points to 11,757.88 in low-volume trading of about 124 million shares. The TSX Venture Exchange fell 6.28 points to 1,184.36. The Canadian dollar rose 0.26 of a cent to 99.82 cents US.

Traders turned their attention to data from overseas as the European Commission released a report showing that economic sentiment dipped, with pessimism growing in both the industrial and service sectors. There were sharp declines in Germany,

France and Spain. The report came out the same day that Spain’s National Statistics Institute said its economy contracted for the third straight quarter. In commodities, the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ended down 35 cents to US$89.78 a barrel. September copper moved down one cent to US$3.42 a pound. The TSX gold sector was the biggest gainer, up 0.7 per cent, as the August gold contract rose $1.70 to close at US$1,619.70 an ounce. Anticipated efforts from Europe to calm the region’s debt crisis remain in focus as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meets with economic policy makers in Europe. “There’s little question that the wind behind the markets right now is on improved optimism around the potential for the EBC to do more, to put in initial policy stimulus,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis. “We saw that rally start late last week and it’s continuing into this week. For the first part of this week I suspect the markets will really react to any shifts in views of what will come out of the ECB’s comments this week.” On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials fell 2.65 points to 13,073.71. The Nasdaq composite index was down 12.25 points to 2,945.84 and the S&P 500 index slid 0.67 of a point to 1,385.30. The U.S. indexes had been creeping higher early Monday, then reversed course soon after a regional manufacturing report came in much weaker than expected. A survey of manufacturing by the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve showed a steep drop in July. In Canada, the banking sector is in the spotlight after Stan-

dard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its outlook on seven Canadian banks on Friday to negative from stable. The move, which left the banks’ ratings intact but suggested they may be under some pressure in future, was made over concerns about unsustainably high home prices and consumer debt levels. The New York debt-rating firm revised its outlook downward on Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS), National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA), Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX:LB), Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG) and Central 1 Credit Union. However, S&P maintained stable outlooks on five other Canadian banks including Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM) and Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). The TSX financials were down 0.13 per cent with Bank of Montreal down 94 cents to $57.76 and Royal Bank ahead four cents to $51.75. In corporate news, TransCanada (TSX:TRP) and ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) say they are conducting a public process to determine the level of customer interest in a potential new pipeline — the Alaska Pipeline Project. Shares of TransCanada rose 84 cents to $45.69. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Monday’s world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 11,757.88 down 8.48 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,184.36 down 6.28 points TSX 60 — 670.68 down 1.07 points Dow — 13,073.01 down 2.65 points S&P 500 — 1,385.30 down 0.67 point

Nasdaq — 2,945.84 down 12.25 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 99.82 cents US, up 0.26 of a cent Pound — C$1.5738, down 0.51 of a cent Euro — C$1.2277, down 0.83 of a cent Euro — US$1.2255, down 0.51 of a cent Oil futures: $89.78, down $0.35 (September contract) Gold Futures: $1,619.70, up $1.70 (August contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: C$29.403 oz., up $0.637 C$945.31 kg., up $20.48 Friday’s prices: C$28.766 oz. C$924.83 kg. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov.’12 $15.70 higher $623.60; Jan ’13 $16.10 higher $626.30; March ’13 $15.50 higher $627.50; May ’13 $8.90 higher $613.30; July ’13 $7.40 higher $598.00; Nov. ’13 $8.00 higher $543.00; Jan. ’14 $8.00 higher $537.80; March ’14 $8.00 higher $537.80; May ’14 $8.00 higher $537.80; July ’14 $8.00 higher $537.80; Nov. ’14 $8.00 higher $537.80. Barley (Western): Oct. ’12 unchanged $264.50; Dec. ’12 unchanged $269.50; March ’13 unchanged $272.50; May ’13 $1.00 lower $272.50; July ’13 $0.50 lower $273.50; Oct. ’13 unchanged $274.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $274.00; March ’14 unchanged $274.00; May ’14 unchanged $274.00; July ’14 unchanged $274.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $274.00. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 250,000 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 250,000.

If economy turns bad, response should be stimulus: CIBC BY JULIAN BELTRAME THE CANADIAN PRESS The economic clouds gathering beyond Canada’s borders are so ominous that at least two bank economists recommend Canadian governments, and particularly Ottawa, start thinking about a contingency plan should the world be plunged into a second crisis — further stimulus spending. CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld, who cautions that another recession is not in his baseline forecast as yet, believes Canada’s best response to a new crisis should not be for the Bank of Canada to cut interest rates further. That would merely stimulate an already overheated housing market and lure even more households to take on debt that is already at record levels. Rather, Shenfeld recommends that the federal government do the borrowing and use the money for a second round of stimulus spending, on needed infrastructure such as roads and power projects that will serve the economy well into the future. Ottawa is well-placed for a second round of deficit-spending because its books are relatively sound, and could borrow at very low rates. He says the government could actually wind up richer rather than poorer by borrowing now. “Ten-year rates have been below two per cent, and if you take on inflation, the economy might be growing

long term at something like four per cent in nominal terms,” he explained. “So if you can create some additional room for economic activity because you’ve built things the economy needs, it could pay off in future tax revenue flows that pay the interest.” The Canadian economy is broadly expected to keep growing at about two per cent in the current year, and in 2013, a weaker recovery than earlier predicted but still well north of actual contraction. Canada appears set to print an against-the-grain month of healthy growth for May in fresh data set for release Tuesday. But even on the island that so far has been Canada’s economy, May’s gross domestic product report from Statistics Canada isn’t likely to change economists’ minds about where they economy is headed. The consensus among analysts is that the data will show a gain of 0.2 per cent, with some analysts thinking it will be as high as 0.3 per cent, matching the strongest monthly tallies since last July. Shenfeld says May’s performance won’t likely be repeated in June — or the next few months afterwards — given troubling signals from around the world, and especially Europe. “As Europe struggles through a recession and America’s economy continues to disappoint, markets are focused on the downside risks ... so much so, that for some weeks, a small interest rate cut was priced into Canada’s yield

curve,” he writes in a new paper titled “Canada’s Plan B.” Shenfeld said he is not recommending Ottawa bring in stimulus now, although he thinks it would be a good idea for the United States. “The U.S. has a huge reservoir of unemployed construction workers, and by putting them back to work, the government would actually generate additional tax revenues and economic growth that could cover the future costs (of borrowing).” It’s not every day that bank economists argue the benefits of government intervention in the economy, especially on borrowed money. But Shenfeld’s thesis gets some support from Doug Porter of the Bank of Montreal as well.

Like Shenfeld, BMO’s deputy chief economist says Ottawa should not push the panic button on a second round of stimulus until it is needed, although given the lag time in getting useful infrastructure projects going, it would be wise to draw up contingency plans. Speculation around global recession has mounted as Europe’s problems look more and more intractable. “I think something did shift for a lot of economists sometime late last year and early this year,” Porter explained. “A lot of people got a lot more concerned about the medium term realizing that Europe had years and years of challenge ahead of it, and the U.S. is also unlikely to break free with strong growth.”




BERLIN — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and his German counterpart stressed the need for coordinated action Monday in the face of the eurozone debt crisis and faltering global growth, but left open what joint steps Europe and the United States would take to shore up the world economy in the coming months. Geithner travelled to the German North Sea island of Sylt for informal talks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, before heading on to meet Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, later Monday. Geithner and Schaeuble praised efforts by Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy to turn their debt-ridden economies around, and voiced optimism about economic reforms meant to deepen integration among the 17 eurozone members. The joint statement made no reference to Greece, which has struggled to implement the reform package agreed with its creditors. The country faces the possibility a chaotic exit from the common currency area if it fails to meet its bailout conditions. Geithner and Schaeuble “emphasized the need for ongoing international co-operation and co-ordination” and stated that the U.S. and Germany would “continue to co-operate closely with their partners when advancing the policy agenda in autumn to further stabilize global and European economies.” The U.S. treasury secretary was later scheduled to head to Frankfurt for a meeting with ECB President Mario Draghi. Markets surged after Draghi said last Thursday that the ECB would do “whatever it takes” to preserve the euro. Over the following days, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy also said they would do all they can to protect the 17-country currency union — comments that Geithner and Schaeuble’s “took note of,” according to their statement. Sung Won Sohn, an economics pro-

fessor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University, said the joint Geithner-Schaeuble statement did not offer any new solutions for the European debt crisis. “The statement doesn’t contain anything new,” Sohn said. “What is important is not the joint statement but what the two officials might have discussed behind the scenes.” Sohn said that it was very likely that Geithner sought during his one-day visit to Europe to strongly encourage the Europeans to move more aggressively to deal with their debt problems. “The U.S. economy is getting worse and the main drag on our economy right now is coming from Europe,” Sohn said. “Geithner is trying to get the Europeans to move in the right direction.” Sohn said, “This is an election year and the Obama administration really can’t do much at home to boost the economy given all the constraints at the moment.” Though the leaders didn’t pledge any specific action, the comments raised expectations that the ECB might step in to buy Spanish and perhaps Italian government bonds to lower the countries’ borrowing costs, which have been worryingly high in recent weeks. Another possibility might be for the eurozone’s temporary rescue fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, to buy bonds. In an interview with Monday’s edition of the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Jean-Claude Juncker — the Luxembourg prime minister who chairs meetings of the eurozone finance ministers, or eurogroup — said that officials have no time to lose. Juncker said the rescue fund and eurozone countries would co-ordinate with the ECB — “and we will, as Draghi says, see results.” But he also said: “It still has to be decided what exactly we will do when. That depends on the developments of the coming days and how fast we have to react.”


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LIND ON DL The Toronto Blue Jays placed first baseman/ designated hitter Adam Lind on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a midback strain. The move is retroactive to last Thursday. Lind, 29, has appeared in 24 games for the Blue Jays since being recalled from triple-A Las Vegas last month, posting a .288 average with five home runs and 16 RBIs. In 58 games overall, the Muncie, Ind., native is batting .227 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs. The Jays have recalled first baseman David Cooper from Las Vegas for the second time this season. In 24 games with Toronto this season, the 24-year-old from Stockton, Calif., is batting .292 with two home runs and six RBIs. In Las Vegas, Cooper is batting .314 with 10 home runs, 52 RBI and a team leading 27 doubles.


LONDON — Milos Raonic and Aleksandra Wozniak looked sharp in their Olympic tennis debuts. They’ll need to be even better if they want to advance any further in their unforgiving draws at the London Games. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., opened his first-round match against Japan’s Tatsuma Ito with an ace Monday, then cruised to a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win. His second-round match will be much different. Raonic faces World No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Tuesday. “Really my job is just going to be go out there, take care of my serve and try to create opportunities,” Raonic said. “But I’m going to have to go out there going for the win. He’s not going to give it to me.” Tsonga and Raonic were set to meet in Davis Cup play last February but the Canadian had to pull out with a knee injury. He was replaced by Frank Dancevic, who lost the deciding match in straight sets. “I think it’s going to be a good match,” Raonic said. “It was unfortunate and I was sort of bummed out not to have a chance to play him earlier in the year. But right now I don’t think there’s a bigger stage for us as far as national pride goes. “So for me to have this opportunity again, I think it’s a big one.” Wozniak, from Blainville, Que., also faces a daunting second-round opponent — American star Venus Williams. Wozniak will need to reproduce the form she showed in a decisive 6-2, 6-1 first-round win over New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic. “It’s my first Olympics and it’s so different than any Grand Slam or any WTA tournament,” Wozniak said. “Tennis is such an individual sport, but (here) it’s like you play for your own country. So the first victory for sure, it’s for Canada.” In men’s doubles, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the second round in men’s doubles with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Horia Tecau and Adrian Ungur of Romania. They will also have a strong opponent in the second round. They face the Serbian duo of Nenad Zimonjic — Nestor’s former partner on the ATP Tour — and Janko Tip-


Canada’s Milos Raonic prepares to serve during his first round tennis match against Japan’s Tasuma Ito at the 2012 Summer Olympics Monday, in at the All England Club in Wimbledon. Right, Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak returns a shot from New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic during her first round tennis match at the 2012 Summer Olympics Monday. sarevic. Pospisil seemed confident of Canada’s chances. “I’m playing with one of the best doubles players in the world,” he said. “We get fired up and we play some of our best tennis.” The tennis players were among Canada’s strongest athletes on Day 3, a relatively quiet day following a bronze-medal performance in three-metre synchronized diving from Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel on Sunday. The pair received a standing ovation when they arrived for a media availability at Canada House on Monday.

● Senior men’s baseball: Printing Place at Sylvan Lake, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst baseball: St. Albert at Red Deer Stags, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1.

Friday ● Peewee AAA baseball: Provincial championship at Great Chief Park — Red Deer Dairy Queens Braves vs. Sherwood Park at 9 a.m.; Braves vs. Spruce Grove at 6 p.m.

Saturday ● Golf: Central Alberta Men’s Amateur at Red Deer Golf and Country Club. ● Peewee AAA baseball: Provincial championship at Great Chief Park — Red Deer Dairy Queens Braves vs. St. Albert at 3 p.m.


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Baltimore 5 Yankees 4 Angels

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Minnesota 7 White Sox 6 Tampa Bay at Oakland N Arizona

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Milwaukee 8 Houston 7 Cubs

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San Diego 11 Cincinnati 5 Atlanta

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Canada facing challenge in fielding golfers

Thursday ● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe at North Star Sports, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst baseball: Parkland at Red Deer Riggers, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Women’s rugby: Calgary Hornets at Red Deer Titans, 8 p.m., Titans Park.

“I had in my text to ask for a standing ovation,” said COC president Marcel Aubut, holding up his notes. “I think it’s done.” On the water, the men’s eight crew faces a stiff test after they recovered from a horrible opening race and advanced to Wednesday’s final. Canada finished second in its repechage Monday, just behind Britain.


try’s first gold of the games before a botched fourth dive cost them a spot on the podium. Instead, Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan continued China’s strong form. At the last Olympics in Beijing, China won nine of the 10 diving events. In London so far, the Chinese have won two of the first two finals. “If you miss a dive in this kind of field then you’re out,” Daley said. German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia of Mexico earned the silver and Americans Nick McCrory and David Boudia the bronze. After 31 medal events through 2 ½ days of competition, Britain has a cycling silver and a swimming bronze. China topped the table with eight golds. The games, already with two confirmed doping cases and with another athlete sent home for a potential drug violation, had one expelled Monday over a racist message on Twitter. Swiss Olympic team chief Gian Gilli said Michel Morganella had been stripped of his Olympic accreditation ahead of Switzerland’s final group match against Mexico on Wednesday. He “discriminated against, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korea football team as well as the South Korean people,” Gill said through a translator at a news conference Monday. Morganella posted an offensive and threatening message aimed at South Korean people after the Swiss team lost 2-1 to South Korea on Sunday.

There are still four years to go before golf makes its return to the Olympics, but leading officials in Canada have already started talking about the importance of defending the gold medal won by George S. Lyon in 1904. It will be much easier said than done. Simply getting a player (or two) in the 60-man field is far from guaranteed. Based on the current world rankings, Canadians David Hearn and Graham DeLaet would each be among the last male entrants if the field for the Rio de Janeiro Games was finalized today. Fortunately, the qualification deadline isn’t expected to pass until after the British Open in July 2016 — not long before the opening ceremony in Brazil. In the meantime, Golf Canada expects to see more players representing the Maple Leaf making their presence felt on the world stage. “In four years time, we would certainly expect to have a deeper field of players than we have now,” Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport development officer, said Monday in an interview. Hearn is currently the top-ranked Canadian in the world at No. 213, slightly ahead of DeLaet at No. 237. The maximum number of golfers any given country will be able to send to the 2016 Games is four. However, that limit only applies to nations with at least that many players inside the top 15 in the world rankings (currently only the U.S. and Great Britain). Everyone else will be capped at two entrants apiece. It wasn’t so long ago that both Mike Weir and Stephen Ames were mainstays inside the top 50, but while those two veterans started struggling in recent years, the next generation of Canadian players has yet to rise up and replace them. There’s reason to believe it might not be too far off. At age 33, Hearn is currently having his most consistent year on the PGA Tour while DeLaet has made a successful return from major back surgery. Both men are eager to represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics. “I think anyone who is playing on tour from Canada would be thinking about it right now,” Hearn said Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open. “It would be very exciting. I was watching the opening ceremonies (in London) the other night and it would be amazing to represent Canada in an event like that.” Added DeLaet: “It’s something that I would treasure forever I’m sure.” Even though the 2016 Games seem far off, it’s important for Canadian players to start climbing the world rankings soon. A higher position opens the door to big events like the majors and world golf championships and makes a spot among the elite more attainable.

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France’s Yannick Agnel reacts to his gold medal win in the men’s 200-metre freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday.

Agnel upstages Lochte again NABS 2ND SWIMMING GOLD OF THE LONDON OLYMPICS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Yannick Agnel bested Ryan Lochte for the second night in a row at the London Olympics, upstaging the American as the biggest star in the pool so far in these games. A day after overtaking Lochte to give France the gold in the 400-metre freestyle, Agnel won his second gold of games by winning the 200 freestyle by a full body length. Sun Yang of China and Park Taehwan of South Korea tied for the silver, while Lochte only came fourth. With Michael Phelps not competing Monday, America’s swim hopes were restored by Missy Franklin, who at 17 won her first gold medal, in the 100-metre backstroke. Australia’s Emily Seebohm settled for silver in 58.68 and Japan’s Aya Terakawa took bronze in 58.83. “I still can’t believe that happened,” Franklin said. “I saw my parents’ reaction on the screen and I just started bawling.” Matt Grevers and Nick Thoman made it a 1-2 finish for the U.S. in the men’s 100-back. Japan’s Ryosuke Irie was third. Britain missed yet another good chance to claim its first gold medal of games. Considering the sport and the competition — the all-dominating Chinese divers — it wasn’t entirely surprising. The 18-year-old Tom Daley and his partner Peter Waterfield led through the first three rounds of the six-dive platform synchro final Monday and were poised to deliver the host coun-




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AMERICAN LEAGUE Early standings East Division W L Pct 60 42 .588 54 49 .524 53 49 .520 51 50 .505 52 51 .505

New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto Boston

GB — 6 1/2 7 8 1/2 8 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 55 47 .539 54 49 .524 50 52 .490 44 58 .431 41 60 .406

Chicago Detroit Cleveland Minnesota Kansas City

West Division W L 59 42 55 46 56 47 47 57

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

GB — 1 1/2 5 11 13 1/2

Pct .584 .545 .544 .452

GB — 4 4 13 1/2

Monday’s Results Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 L.A. Angels 15, Texas 8 Boston 7, Detroit 3 Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Tampa Bay at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Toronto 1 Seattle 4 Today’s Games Baltimore (Tillman 3-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 10-4), 5:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 11-6) at Boston (Beckett 5-9), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 13-1) at Texas (D.Holland 7-5), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 3-10) at Minnesota (Blackburn 4-6), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (D.Lowe 8-9) at Kansas City (Hochevar 6-9), 6:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 8-7) at Oakland (Milone 9-7), 8:05 p.m. Toronto (Laffey 2-1) at Seattle (Vargas 11-7), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. LINESCORES MONDAY Baltimore 001 020 200 — 5 13 0 New York 010 010 200 — 4 8 0 Mig.Gonzalez, O’Day (7), Strop (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; F.Garcia, Logan (7), Phelps (7), Rapada (9), Qualls (9) and C.Stewart, R.Martin. W—Mig.Gonzalez 3-2. L—F.Garcia 4-5. Sv—Ji. Johnson (31). HRs—Baltimore, Betemit (12). New York, Ibanez (14), Er.Chavez (9), I.Suzuki (5). Los Angeles 012 009 300 — 15 16 0 Texas 020 101 211 — 8 12 0 E.Santana, Williams (6) and Bo.Wilson; Oswalt, R.Ross (6), Kirkman (7) and Napoli. W—E.Santana 5-10. L—Oswalt 3-2. Sv—Williams (1). HRs—Los Angeles, M.Izturis (2), Trout (17), K.Morales 2 (11). Texas, Hamilton (29), N.Cruz (15), Napoli (17). Detroit 101 000 100 — 3 6 1 Boston 200 002 12x — 7 10 1 Scherzer, Coke (7), Dotel (8) and Avila; Buchholz, Padilla (9) and Shoppach. W—Buchholz 9-3. L—Scherzer 10-6. HRs—Detroit, A.Jackson (11). Boston, Pedroia (9), Middlebrooks (13). Chicago 400 100 010 — 6 10 3 Minnesota 402 000 001 — 7 12 1 Quintana, Thornton (8), Myers (9) and Pierzynski; De Vries, Fien (6), Al.Burnett (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and Mauer. W—Perkins 2-1. L—Myers 0-1. HRs—Chicago, Pierzynski (17). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS Early stats BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .351; Konerko, Chicago, .330; Mauer, Minnesota, .327; MiCabrera, Detroit, .324; AJackson, Detroit, .318; Ortiz, Boston, .316; Beltre, Texas, .314. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 78; Granderson,

New York, 70; Kinsler, Texas, 70; MiCabrera, Detroit, 67; AdJones, Baltimore, 67; Choo, Cleveland, 66; De Aza, Chicago, 66; Encarnacion, Toronto, 66. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 84; Hamilton, Texas, 84; Willingham, Minnesota, 79; ADunn, Chicago, 73; Encarnacion, Toronto, 72; Fielder, Detroit, 72; Teixeira, New York, 71. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 132; Jeter, New York, 131; Cano, New York, 124; Beltre, Texas, 119; AdGonzalez, Boston, 119; Rios, Chicago, 119; AGordon, Kansas City, 118; AdJones, Baltimore, 118. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 34; Choo, Cleveland, 32; Cano, New York, 29; Brantley, Cleveland, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; AdGonzalez, Boston, 28; Kinsler, Texas, 28; Pujols, Los Angeles, 28. TRIPLES—JWeeks, Oakland, 6; Andrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Reddick, Oakland, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; ISuzuki, New York, 5; Trout, Los Angeles, 5; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 5. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 31; Hamilton, Texas, 29; Encarnacion, Toronto, 28; Granderson, New York, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 27; Willingham, Minnesota, 27. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 31; RDavis, Toronto, 28; Revere, Minnesota, 24; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Crisp, Oakland, 20; De Aza, Chicago, 19; Kinsler, Texas, 19. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 14-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 13-1; Sale, Chicago, 12-3; MHarrison, Texas, 12-6; Verlander, Detroit, 11-6; Darvish, Texas, 11-7; Vargas, Seattle, 11-7. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 153; Scherzer, Detroit, 151; Verlander, Detroit, 146; Darvish, Texas, 138; Shields, Tampa Bay, 134; Price, Tampa Bay, 130; Peavy, Chicago, 126. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 31; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 30; CPerez, Cleveland, 29; RSoriano, New York, 26; Broxton, Kansas City, 23; Aceves, Boston, 22; Nathan, Texas, 21.

Washington Atlanta New York Miami Philadelphia

Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston

NATIONAL LEAGUE Early standings East Division W L Pct 61 40 .604 58 44 .569 49 53 .480 47 55 .461 45 57 .441

GB — 3 1/2 12 1/2 14 1/2 16 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 61 41 .598 58 44 .569 54 48 .529 46 56 .451 43 58 .426 35 69 .337

GB — 3 7 15 17 1/2 27

San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado

West Division W L 55 46 56 47 51 51 44 60 37 63

Pct .545 .544 .500 .423 .370

GB — — 4 1/2 12 1/2 17 1/2

Monday’s Results Atlanta 8, Miami 2 San Diego 11, Cincinnati 5 Chicago Cubs 14, Pittsburgh 4 Milwaukee 8, Houston 7 Arizona 7 L.A. Dodgers 2 N.Y. Mets at San Francisco N Today’s Games Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 1-6) at Washington (Strasburg 11-4), 5:05 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 8-9) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 4-5) at Cincinnati (Bailey 9-6), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 12-3) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-5), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 1-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-8), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 10-2) at Colorado (Francis 3-2), 6:40 p.m. Arizona (Miley 11-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 10-6), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 1-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-11), 8:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Houston at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m.

ROWERS: Defending champions bounce back

Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. LINESCORES MONDAY San Diego 054 100 010 — 11 11 0 Cincinnati 301 010 000 — 5 7 1 Volquez, Boxberger (6), Hinshaw (7), Brach (7), Stults (8), Street (9) and Grandal, Jo.Baker; Leake, Simon (2), Bray (5), Arredondo (7), Ondrusek (9) and Mesoraco, Hanigan. W—Volquez 7-7. L— Leake 4-7. HRs—San Diego, Quentin (10). Cincinnati, Stubbs (13), Bruce (21). Miami 000 010 001 — 2 10 1 Atlanta 001 141 10x — 8 13 1 Buehrle, Zambrano (5), Gaudin (7), Da.Jennings (8) and Hayes; Hanson, C.Martinez (6), Avilan (8) and McCann. W—Hanson 12-5. L—Buehrle 9-10. HRs—Atlanta, Heyward (17). Pittsburgh 001 102 000 — 4 8 1 Chicago 100 390 10x — 14 14 0 Bedard, Resop (5), Watson (6), J.Hughes (8) and McKenry; Germano, Beliveau (6), Corpas (6), Maine (9) and Soto, Clevenger. W—Germano 1-1. L—Bedard 5-12. HRs—Chicago, Barney (5), Rizzo (8), S.Castro (10). Houston 101 000 113 — 7 10 0 Milwaukee 000 000 44x — 8 10 1 B.Norris, Cordero (7), X.Cedeno (8) and Corporan; Estrada, L.Hernandez (8), Loe (9), Axford (9) and Lucroy. W—L.Hernandez 3-1. L—Cordero 0-3. Sv—Axford (17). HRs—Houston, S.Moore (5). Milwaukee, Morgan (3), Ransom (9). NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS Early stats BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .368; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .353; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .342; DWright, New York, .332; CGonzalez, Colorado, .328; Holliday, St. Louis, .319. RUNS—Bourn, Atlanta, 69; CGonzalez, Colorado, 68; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 68; Braun, Milwaukee, 67; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 67; Holliday, St. Louis, 65; JUpton, Arizona, 65; DWright, New York, 65. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 73; Kubel, Arizona, 72; DWright, New York, 71; Braun, Milwaukee, 70; CGonzalez, Colorado, 70; Holliday, St. Louis, 66; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 66. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 139; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 135; Bourn, Atlanta, 127; CGonzalez, Colorado, 122; DWright, New York, 121; Holliday, St. Louis, 120; Prado, Atlanta, 119. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 36; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 35; DanMurphy, New York, 32; DWright, New York, 31; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; Cuddyer, Colorado, 29; Alonso, San Diego, 28; Ethier, Los Angeles, 28. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 10; Bourn, Atlanta, 8; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 8; DeJesus, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 7; 12 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 28; Beltran, St. Louis, 23; Kubel, Arizona, 22; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 21; Bruce, Cincinnati, 21; IDavis, New York, 20; CGonzalez, Colorado, 20. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bonifacio, Miami, 28; Bourn, Atlanta, 28; Campana, Chicago, 26; Schafer, Houston, 26; Reyes, Miami, 25; Victorino, Philadelphia, 24. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 14-2; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 13-5; Cueto, Cincinnati, 13-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 12-3; Hanson, Atlanta, 12-5; Strasburg, Washington, 11-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 11-5; Miley, Arizona, 11-6; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 11-6. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 151; Dickey, New York, 147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 143; Hamels, Philadelphia, 138; GGonzalez, Washington, 137; MCain, San Francisco, 130; Lincecum, San Francisco, 129. SAVES—Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 31; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 30; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24; Motte, St. Louis, 23; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 22; Chapman, Cincinnati, 21; Jansen, Los Angeles, 20; Clippard, Washington, 20.

Football CFL WEST DIVISION B.C. Edmonton Saskatchewan Calgary

W 3 3 3 2

L 2 2 2 3

T Pts PF PA 0 6 140 110 0 6 111 89 0 6 155 113 0 4 155 154

EAST DIVISION Hamilton Toronto Montreal Winnipeg

W L T Pts PF 3 2 0 6 162 3 2 0 6 129 2 3 0 4 128 1 4 0 2 101 Friday, Aug. 3 Montreal at Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 B.C. at Toronto, 3 p.m.

PA 167 133 162 163

SCORING Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Saturday’s games (x—scored two-point convert): Milo, Sask McCallum, BC Paredes, Cal Whyte, Mtl Palardy, Wpg

TD 0 0 0 0 0

C 16 14 14 12 6

FG 11 13 11 10 12

S 6 1 0 1 0

Pts 55 54 47 43 42

Shaw, Edm x-Lewis, Cal Congi, Ham Prefontaine, Tor Sheets, Sask C.Williams, Ham Walker, Ham Boyd, Tor Dressler, Sask Harris, BC Matthews, Wpg Whitaker, Mtl Charles, Edm Cornish, Cal Lavoie, Mtl Owens, Tor Waters, Tor x-Fantuz, Ham Bratton, Mtl Brink, Wpg Getzlaf, Sask Gore, BC Grant, Ham Koch, Edm Iannuzzi, BC Inman, Tor O.Jones, Ham London, Mtl Lulay, BC Mitchell, Cal Stephenson, Ham

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Taylor, Cal Alix, Tor Barnes, Tor Bekasiak, Mtl T.Brown, BC Bruce, BC Burnett, Edm Chambers, Edm Cote, Cal T.Edwards, Wpg Green, Mtl Foster, BC Fraser, Cal Hill, Edm Hughes, Sask J.Jackson, Tor T.Jackson, Sask K.Johnson, BC Kent, Edm MacDougall, Cal McPherson, Mtl Sanders, Sask Stala, Ham Stamps, Edm Simpson, Edm T.Smith, Sask Washington, Wpg Dales, Edm Bartel, Ham Maver, Cal Renaud, Wpg

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Olympics WHAT CANADA DID Monday at the 2012 London Olympics LONDON — ARCHERY Men’s individual 70-metre — Crispin Duenas, Toronto, was eliminated after losing in the first round to Ahmed El-Nemr of Egypt, 6-2. BADMINTON Women’s singles — Michele Li, Toronto, lost her opening-round match to Wang Yihan of China, 21-8, 21-16, and will not advance. BASKETBALL Women — Shona Thorburn, Hamilton, scored 18 points as Canada (1-1) downed Britain, 73-65. BEACH VOLLEYBALL Men — Joshua Binstock of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Martin Reader, Comox Valley, B.C., lost their round-robin match to Martin Spinnangr and Tarjei Viken Skarlund of Norway, 21-14, 21-18. EQUESTRIAN Individual eventing — Jessica Phoenix, Cannington, Ont., is ranked 28th overall following the cross-country event with 57.20 points; Michelle Mueller, Port Perry, Ont., is 58th (120.20); Peter Barry, Dunham, Que.; Rebecca Howard, Salmon Arm, B.C.; and Hawley Bennett-Awad of Murrayville, B.C. — who was taken to hospital after a fall — were not ranked due to incompletion of course. Team eventing — Canada stands in 12th place after the jump qualifier with 1,177.40 points. FENCING Women’s individual epee — Sherraine Schalm, Brooks, Alta., was eliminated after losing

in the opening round to Shin A Lam of South Korea, 15-12. JUDOMen’s 73 kg class — Nicholas Tritton, Perth, Ont., lost in the opening round to Navruz Jurakobilov of Uzbekistan, by Yuko (non-combativity). Women’s 57-kg — Joliane Melancon, Blainville, Que., was defeated by Sabrina Filzmoser, Austria, by Uskiro-kesu-gatame. ROWING Men’s fours — Canada (William Dean, Kelowna, B.C.; Anthony Jacob, Victoria; Derek O’Farrell, Montreal; and Michael Wilkinson, North Vancouver, B.C.) advanced to the semifinals after placing third in their qualifying race in five minutes 50.78 seconds. Men’s eights — Canada (Gabe Bergen, 100 Mile House, B.C.; Jeremiah Brown, Cobourg, Ont.; Andrew Byrnes, Toronto; Will Crothers, Kingston, Ont.; Douglas Csima, Oakville, Ont.; Robert Gibson, Kingston, Ont.; Malcolm Howard, Victoria; Conlin McCabe, Brockville, Ont.; Brian Price, Belleville, Ont.) were second in their repechage heat (5:27.41) and earn a berth in the finals. SAILING Men’s 49er — Hunter Lowden, West Vancouver, B.C., and Gordon Cook, Toronto, are in ninth place following two races with a score of 19. Men’s finn — Greg Douglas, Toronto, stands in 17th place after four races (68). Men’s laser — 18. David Wright, Toronto, ranks 18th after two races (33). Men’s star — Canada (Richard Clarke, Salt Spring Island, B.C.; and Tyler Bjorn, Beaconsfield, Que.) are in 12th place after four races (40).

Women’s laser radial — Danielle Dube of Glen Haven, N.S., stands 23rd overall after two runs (43). SHOOTING Men’s 10-metre air rifle — Cory Niefer, Saskatoon, placed 46th in qualifying with a score of 581, did not advance. SWIMMING Men’s 200 butterfly — David Sharpe, Halifax, placed seventh in his qualifying heat (1:59.87), did not advance. Women’s 200 individual medley — Erica Morningstar, Regina, failed to advance after posting a time of 2:14.32 in qualifying. Women’s 200 freestyle — Barbara Jardin, Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Que. (1:57.91), and Samantha Cheverton, Lachine, Que. (1:57.98) failed to qualify for the final after placing 10th and 11th overall in the semifinal round. TENNIS Men’s singles — Milos Raonic, Thornhill, Ont., won his first-round match over Tatsuma Ito, Japan, 6-3, 6-4. Men’s doubles — Daniel Nestor, Toronto, and Vasek Pospisil, Vancouver, won their opening match over Horia Tecau and Adrian Ungur of Romania, 6-3, 7-6(9). Women’s singles — Aleksandra Wozniak, Blainville, Que., downed Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 6-2, 6-1, and will face Venus Williams of the U.S. in the second round. WEIGHTLIFTING Women’s sub-57 kilogram class — Annie Moniqui, Quebec City, placed 16th overall with a top weight of 190 kilograms.

MINOR BASEBALL The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves dropped a pair of closely-contested peewee AAA baseball road games Sunday, falling 9-8 to Sherwood Park and 22-19 to host St. Albert. Austin Sorokan took the loss in the first outing, allowing six runs on nine hits while fanning two batters and walking none over four and one-third innings. Sorokan also stroked two singles and an RBI double, while Ben Leblanc contributed an RBI triple and Austin Hammond drew two walks and drove in two runs. Zach Olson had three hits and knocked in two runs against St. Albert, with Leblanc adding two hits and driving in two runs and Hammond and Brady Steeves each contributing three singles, a double and three RBIs. The Braves host the provincial peewee AAA championship Friday to Sunday at Great Chief Park. Red Deer takes on Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, then faces St. Albert at 3 p.m. Saturday and Edmon-

ton at noon Sunday. ● The mosquito AA Lacombe Dodgers got a complete-game pitching performance from Zoe Lorenz-Boser and defeated Fort McMurray 7-6 in the consolation final of the provincial tier 3 championship at Fort Saskatchewan during the weekend. Lorenz-Boser, who recorded six strikeouts and walked one batter, was named MVP of the contest, while teammate Myles Pallister was named player of the game. Earlier, the Dodgers blew a late 10-8 lead and lost 11-10 to the host squad, and were defeated 15-12 by Camrose. Jaxson Adams was the recipient of the Dodgers MVP game award versus Fort Saskatchewan, while Peter Suominen was named player of the game. Suominen and Pallister received the MVP and player of the game honours in the loss to Camrose.

It was a bounce-back performance for defending Olympic champions after finishing a disappointing last in a tough fourboat heat Saturday. “We found our rhythm again,” said team member Conlin McCabe of Brockville, Ont. “We’re back in this. We feel like we’re contenders again.” The Canadians charged hard at Britain in the final half of the race but the British, who led from the start, held on to win in 5:26.85. Canada was second in 5:27.41. Canada will be in tough in Wednesday’s final, however. The mighty German team is the favourite for gold, and the U.S., Britain, the Netherlands, and Australia will also field strong teams. “Definitely today was a step forward from the heat,” said team captain Malcolm Howard, a native of Victoria. “But that doesn’t mean that there’s not more to do.” The Canadian men’s four finished third in their heat to advance to the semifinal. Australia easily won the heat in an Olympic best 5:47.06, ahead of Germany. In women’s basketball action, Canada pulled away in the fourth quarter in a 73-65 win over Britain, finishing the game on a 16-4 run. Hamilton’s Shona Thorburn, who was born in Britain, scored 18 points for Canada. In equestrian, Canadian rider Hawley Bennett-Awad was thrown from her horse and taken to hospital during the crosscountry portion of eventing. The 35-year-old from Murrayville, B.C., fell from her horse, Gin & Juice, and was taken to the Royal London Hospital for further examination, according to a team spokesperson. Peter Barry of Dunham, Que., also fell from his horse, Kilrodan Abbott, and did not finish. He was not hurt in the fall. In the pool, Canadians Barbara Jardin and Samantha Cheverton missed out on the final of the women’s 200-metre freestyle, finishing 10th and 11th respectively in semifinal. It was the Olympic debut for both swimmers. Erica Morningstar of Calgary missed a berth in the 200-metre individual medley semi by one spot, finishing 17th in 2:14.32. In men’s beach volleyball, Canadians Josh Binstock and Martin Reader dropped a 2-0 decision to Norway in their second match of the tournament. Binstock, from Richmond Hill, Ont., and Reader, of Comox Valley, B.C., are now 1-1 and still in contention.

JAPAN: First gold of games comes in judo Japan’s first gold medal of the games came in judo, with Kaori Matsumoto of Japan winning the women’s 57-kilogram division. Wimbledon champions Serena Williams and Roger Federer each won their second-round matches in the Olympic tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club, site of their Grand Slam title more than three weeks ago. Williams beat Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-3, while Federer had a similarly easy time defeating Julien Benneteau of France 6-2, 6-2. American Andy Roddick beat Martin Klizan of Slovakia 7-5, 6-4 in a first-round match delayed by Sunday’s rain. Roddick converted only two of 13 breakpoint chances but dominated with his serve. “I served really well,” he said. “I would have liked to have converted more break points. But I got a couple and, thankfully, that’s all I needed.” Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka moved into the second round with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 win over Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Azarenka needs to win gold to retain the top ranking in women’s tennis. At the rowing regatta in Windsor, west of London, Australia issued a challenge to archrival Britain in the men’s four, setting an Olympic-best time in the heats to qualify fastest for the semifinals. The flagship boats of both countries made their first appearances on Dorney Lake, with Australia making a bigger impression by winning the first heat in 5 minutes, 47.06 seconds. That broke Germany’s Olympic best time from eight years ago in Athens by 1.46 seconds. Britain, which has won this event at the last three games, clocked 5:50.27. If they both progress to the final on Saturday from Thursday’s semifinals, it will be the most eagerly anticipated race of the regatta given the history and rivalry of the countries in this event. In women’s basketball, French guard Emilie Gomis scored all 22 of her points in the second half and France beat Australia 74-70 in overtime. It was Australia’s first loss in the Olympics to a team other than the United States since 1996 and was one of the biggest victories in French women’s basketball history. On Monday, French president Francois Hollande said he was considering a bid for the 2024 Summer Games after losing out to London in the race to host the 2012 Olympics. Hollande, who was in London to meet French athletes competing at the games, said he would back a bid if “all the conditions of success are present.” France has ruled out a bid for the 2020 Olympics following Annecy’s humiliating defeat for the 2018 Winter Games. Before losing to London, the French capital had also failed to win the hosting rights for the 2008 Games, which were awarded to Beijing.

GOLF: Ripple effect expected to be seen for years to come Golf is a true world sport as evidenced by the fact 28 Olympic nations currently have players ranked higher than Hearn, including Belgium, Denmark, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Bangladesh and Paraguay. The International Olympic Committee’s decision to reinstate golf on its roster back in 2009 also gave countries even more reason to invest in the sport. The ripple effect of that move will likely be seen in the years to come. “I think it’s going to really impact some of the developing countries,” Thompson said. There’s hope the benefits will be felt closer to home as well. Golf Canada would like to start receiving similar funding to the other national sport organizations and can help achieve that goal by getting results in major competitions like the Olympics. The organization is certainly looking to send players to Brazil that are capable of winning gold like Lyon. The native of Richmond, Ont., came out on top at the 1904 Games in St. Louis and the trophy he received for that victory is now in the possession of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. It was on display throughout the Canadian Open week at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. PGA Tour players are already getting anxious for golf’s return to the Olympic stage. “We all kind of think it’s about time,” DeLaet said. “I don’t understand why it’s been out of the rotation for more than 100 years. It’s definitely nice to see it back. “Hopefully I can be on the team.”

B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sanchez hopes for season like Eli had THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


CORTLAND, N.Y. — Mark Sanchez wants to be like Eli Manning. And so far, the New York Jets quarterback is right on track. He’ll need one terrific finish to his fourth NFL season to keep pace, though. Super Bowl or bust? Not quite, but the pressure’s on — and Sanchez knows it. “This whole thing is a learning process, and it really is a marathon and not a sprint,” Sanchez said after training camp practice Monday. “So, just keep your head down, keep working, smile, and have a good time with it.” The similarities through the New York quarterbacks’ first three NFL seasons are unmistakable: Doubts from fans and media that they could ever truly lead their franchise. Struggles on the field. The immense pressure of playing in New York. Sanchez knows all this and has worked hard in the off-season, perhaps spurred on even more by the presence of Tim Tebow as his backup quarterback. One day this spring, Sanchez was curious and decided to see just how closely he and the Giants quarterback compare through their first three

seasons. — Sanchez: 9,209 yards passing with 55 touchdowns and 51 interceptions in 47 games — with four road playoff wins. — Manning: 8,049 yards passing with 54 TDs and 44 INTs in 41 games — with two playoff losses. Oh, and their quarterback ratings? Exactly the same at 73.2. The difference for Manning came the following season, when he elevated his game in the post-season and began his climb to elite status. “That fourth year, I think he threw one pick in the playoffs when they won that Super Bowl — one,” Sanchez said. “And I think he might have thrown 20 in the regular season. I’ve been there, and plenty of quarterbacks have been there, so you see the margin for error in this league is so small. And once the quarterback, the offence and the coordinator really realize that, and take advantage of that and show that on the field, you can win a lot of games and be very successful.” Of course, that is the type of success Sanchez and the rest of the Jets franchise are hoping for.

Jays fall in seattle

And seeing how Manning was able to handle all of it gives them all hope. “You see guys elevate their game in the playoffs, you look at other careers, that kind of stuff gets brought to your attention, especially if you have similar career tracks as somebody else in the league or a similar upbringing,” Sanchez said. “So yeah, I looked into it, and have seen how successful (Manning’s) been and seen how he has really weathered the storm and played really well. His game is unbelievable. “He’s doing a great job.” Appearing loose and relaxed despite the perceived pressure with Tebow in town, Sanchez has had a good start to camp.


Toronto Blue Jays’ Rajai Davis homers against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, in Seattle. Davis’ homer was the Blue Jays’ only score as Seattle won 4-1.


briefs Brett Hawken of Wetaskiwin captured the 17-19 year-old boys’ title and the overall crown at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club during the weekend. Hawken, 17, shot rounds of 74-72 for a 146 total and a five-stroke victory over Brandon Hogue of Leduc, who had rounds of 79-72. Twelve-year-old Chandler McDowell of the host RDGCC won the 13-and-under division with a 150 total, following rounds of 76-74. Brendan Brown, 13, of Calgary was second at 74-80—154. Scott McNichol, 16, of Calgary won the 14-16 yearold title with a 74-74—148, one stroke better than Derek Roach, 16, of Calgary (77-72) and Brett Pasula of the RDGCC (72-77). Shannon Raina, 19, of Calgary won the girls’ title with an 87-87—174 total, five strokes ahead of Emily Creaser, 15, of Edmonton (87-92). Lorne Baile, 17, of Lacombe was 25th in the 17-19 year-old division with a 94-89—183. Jaxon Lynn, 14, of Sylvan Lake (79-83) and Jeremy Rietze, 16, of Lacombe (78-84) tied for seventh in the 14-16 year-old division at 162 while Derrick Morrell, 16, of the RDGCC was in a tie for ninth at 163 after rounds of 81-82. Kolby Vold, 16, of Ponoka and Wolf Creek Golf Resort, tied for 14th at 85-80—165 with Ryan Morrell, 14, of the RDGCC 19th at 86-85—171. Pasula won the long drive title for his age group while Vold was closest to the pin. Pasula had a busy four days as he finished third in the 14-16 year-old division at the Maple Leaf event and the CPGA Saskatchewan Junior Championship played on Thursday and Friday at The Willows in Saskatoon. Pasula carded rounds of 72-70 for a 142 total, which placed him sixth overall.

Catalina club makes impressive medal haul at age group finals CALGARY — The Red Deer Catalina Swim Club turned in an impressive performance at the Canadian Age Group Championships at the Talisman Centre during the weekend. The Red Deer club captured nine medals, two more than last year. “We had several RDCSC swimmers qualify for second swims and on top of the medals we had five others finish in nail-biting fourth place,” said Catalina head coach Mandi Smith. Twelve-year-old Rebecca Smith led the Red Deer attack, capturing seven medals, including gold in the 200-metre freestyle. She also won silver in the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m Individual Medley and bronze in the 200m backstroke, 400m I.M. and the 400m freestyle. Madalyn Smith, 14, was second in the 50m breaststroke while Emma MacDermaid, 13, was third in the 1,500m freestyle. Madalyn Smith also reached the Senior National qualifying time in the 50m breaststroke while 10 club records were broken. Overall the RDCSC had 20 competitors at the meet. “It was exciting, we never had that many qualifiers for a national level meet before,” said Mandi Smith. “My expectations were pretty high heading into the meet. I wanted to beat our medal count from last year and wanted to show the country who we are.” This weekend is the final weekend of swimming for the club this season. Rebecca Smith and Alana Skocdopole, 18, have qualified to compete for Canada’s national junior team in the North American Challenge Cup in Edmonton, competing against athletes from Mexico and the United States. “I couldn’t be more proud of our results this season,” said Mandi Smith. “Our swimmers have stood up time and time again in provincial, national and international environments and achieved top performances and amazing results. Not bad for a little team from a little pool.”

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Forts, food, funds on Friday VIKING FEAST Step back in time when the Norse explorers had a big feast. Feast with the Vikings takes place on Aug. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Danish Canadian National Museum and Gardens will host the authentic Danish meal. Mead, a drink made from honey, from Fallentimber Meadery will be on hand. Experience Viking history and then see them peform their renowned battle re-enactment.They might even join you for dinner. Tickets are $40. Contact Carol at the museum at 403-7280019 or Joanne at 403227-4917. The museum is located 0.8 km south of the four-way stop in Dickson.



Forts, food and scholarship funds are all on the agenda for Red Deer’s First Friday gallery openings for August. The Hub on Ross presents an exhibit by Sarah E. Smith called Food For Thought. It runs from Aug. 1 to 31. The opening reception will be held on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Little Forts in Peculiar Locations is the title of an artwork display by Robin Lambert at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The exhibit will show from Aug. 1 to Sept. 12. A reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Harris Warke Gallery in the Sunworks store on Ross Street is featuring 3 for 4, a joint exhibit from artists Erin Boake, Andrea Dillingham, Justina Smith, and Paula Sommers. It runs from Aug. 3 to Sept. 8. An opening reception will be held from 6

to 8 p.m. on Friday. Two Red Deer Arts Council scholarships will be presented by Mayor Morris Flewwelling in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Red Deer College visual art student Luke Hermary of Sylvan Lake will receive the $500 Princess Margaret Scholarship for a high scoring post-secondary student submission. And Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School student and pianist Dane Peavoy of Red Deer will receive the $500 Centennial Scholarship for a high scoring secondary student. Those who attend the presentation will hear Elvin Berthiaume perform in the auditorium in conjunction with the exhibit, Flower Scapes: Recent Works by Elaine Tweedy, which is showing in the adjoining

Kiwanis Gallery, run by the Red Deer Arts Council, until Aug. 19. Berthiaume is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from the Rocky Mountain foothills who was in the first Canadian band to ever play in Moscow. He will perform his original works. Arts from the Streets will feature a joint exhibit at 4935-51st St. A reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Other art can also be viewed around the city, including the works of Russell Smethurst at Cafe Pichilingue on Ross Street from Aug. 1 to 31. Paula Sommers will have her pieces displayed in the Velvet Olive lounge for the month of August. And Michele King’s western lifestyle photographs will be exhibited in the Corridor Gallery, downstairs in the Red Deer Recreation Centre, until the end of August.


WRITINGS PUT TO MUSIC MJ Cyr will promote her devotional album Canopy, a collection of sacred texts from the Baha’i writings put to music. It will run on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Baha’i Centre. It redefines the traditional notion of devotional music with genres such as folk, jazz, country and even electronica. Family camp will begin Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. with Nichol Jafari and Habib Riazati on the topic of The Scientific, Religious and Spiritual perspective on the development of children, family and community. This is open to everyone from all cultures, religions and ages. Please register ahead of time so the appropriate meals and materials can be prepared for you. Phone 403-887-5728, email slbahaicentre@gmail. com or online at www.

MAGNIFICENT SUNDAYS MAGnificent Saturdays have something for the entire family at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Four drop-in art afternoons featuring artists Erin Boake, Erin Polzer and Carlene La Rue are scheduled starting on Saturday. The sessions include: Summer Time Sculpture with artist Erin Boake (Saturday); Black and White and Red All Over with artist Erin Polzer (Aug.11); Sidewalk Chalk with artist Erin Polzer (Aug.18) and Pointy Pointillism with artist Carlene La Rue (Aug. 25). The events run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Karin RichardsonMacKenzie at 403-3098446 or visit www.

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While most longboard enthusiasts prefer to ride standing up, Kaeden Boyce found this method more to his liking since the board was practically as long as he was tall. The only hinderance was that he tended to brake with his hands, causing the occasional road burn and grimace. He was one of about 15 people who showed up at the first ever longboard demo day at the northeast parking lot of the Parkland Mall on Saturday. The Adrenaline Clothing and Boardsports hosted event invited boarders to show off their exiting skills and perhaps learn some new ones.


BRIEFS Man charged in robbery A Red Deer man has been charged in connection with a robbery early Sunday morning at a convenience store. Police responded to an armed robbery at the Express 24 on Howarth Street just after 3 a.m. It’s alleged that a lone male entered the store, brandished a hammer and demanded money and lottery tickets. He took off with an undisclosed amount of both. Then at about 7:10 a.m. a police officer observed a man acting suspicious near the hospital. He stopped to talk to the man, who was known to police, and determined he was wanted on a recent theft. A subsequent search of the man revealed he was in possession of numerous lottery tickets and his clothing matched the description of the suspect in the robbery. Police investigated and discovered that the same man was charged with possession of stolen property in connection to a similar robbery from the same Express 24 on July 10. Robert Richards, 29, of Red Deer, has been charged with one count of robbery, one count of theft under $5,000, and two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. Richards, in custody, will next appear in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday.

Bowden council decides to run a member short Bowden town council will run a person short until the next election as a cost-saving measure. Coun. Steve Blamire recently had to step down because he moved to an acreage outside the town. Under the Municipal Government Act, councillors most live in the community they represent. Council had the option of calling a byelection to fill the empty spot on the seven-

member body, but opted to save the money instead. Town chief administrative officer Andy Weiss said with a municipal election only about 15 months off, the mayor and council decided they could split Blamire’s duties among themselves until then to save money. “Every dollar that a small community can save is looked at very seriously,” said Weiss. “Everyone of us in the smaller communities, we’re fighting for every nickel we’ve got. “Any chance we see where we can cut back on potential unnecessary expenses we tend to embrace those types of things.” Weiss didn’t have an exact cost for a byelection, but said they tend to run in the thousands. It is not expected that having an even number of council members will create problems through tie votes. The mayor and councillors have worked very well together and aren’t usually split on issues, he said. Blamire was one of four new council members elected in the 2010 election.

2012 activity guide will be available on city website Red Deer residents will be able to check out activities in the fall 2012 Community Services Activity and Program Guide, starting Monday on the City of Red Deer’s website. It will be delivered to homes in Red Deer County on Aug. 9 and to homes in Red Deer on Aug. 10. Copies may also be picked up on or after Aug. 10 at City Hall, Collicutt Centre, Culture Services Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre and the Recreation Centre. Registration for all city programs in the guide begins at 8 a.m. on Aug. 14. Registration may be done in any of three ways: online at; 24-hour telephone registration at 403-3098555, or in person at Collicutt Centre, G.H. Dawe Community Centre or Recreation Centre. Customers wishing to register for programs using looknbook or the telephone registration system require the following information — individual client number; family PIN, program codes (found in the Activity Guide and on looknbook), and Visa

or MasterCard number and expiry date. First-time telephone registration and looknbook users are encouraged to set up their client and family PINs before Aug. 14, to ensure they have all the necessary information before registration begins. Step-by-step instructions, as well as a new features guide, are available at www. In order to register quickly and efficiently on Aug. 14, users who have not done so already are encouraged to review the new looknbook site before registration day. For more assistance, please call 403-3098411 during business hours.

B.C. man trying to locate owner of wallet found in Caribou It was a strange place for Pete Priestman to find a wallet but even more strange that the rightful owner of the wallet shares his birthday. Priestman, 55, from Williams Lake, B.C, was camping in the back country east of Cotton Wood House on the Barkerville Highway in the North Caribou region, when he stumbled across a wallet linked to Red Deer in the back bush trails on Saturday. The logging area, he says, is popular for ATVing and off-roading. Laying in the middle of the path was the wallet belonging to Neil E. Hamilton of Red Deer. When Priestman made it home on Sunday he tried to contact the owner of the wallet, which contains credit cards, a Social Insurance Card, current driver’s licence, which was recently issued, and an old licence from Ontario. “I had my wallet stolen a couple years ago so I know what that kind of nightmare this can be,” Priestman said. “My initial thought was to try to get a hold of the guy to see if he wanted it back. I have only met one other person in my whole life that had the same birthday as me.” Priestman says he is trying to contact Hamilton because the wallet contains valuable information. “Identify theft is just so common. All the stuff you need for assuming an identify is in here,” he said. He has not been able to contact the owner of the wallet. Priestman can be contacted at 1-250-3988076.




Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Military ad deemed offensive BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A Canadian Forces aboriginal recruiting ad that likened building a canoe to serving on a warship was torpedoed after focus groups found it “offensive to the point of being comical,” says a newly released report. Groups in Vancouver were so put off by the radio spot, in fact, that a polling firm warned airing it could hurt the military’s reputation. “Although commentary was at times measured from participants, likely due to awareness of being observed and politeness, body language clearly reinforced the negative reactions among two groups in Vancouver,” says a report completed in March. “Indeed the degree of offence was deemed to be high, posing a potential risk to the reputation of the Forces were this ad to be released publicly, at least in British Columbia.” The radio spot was meant to recruit engineers. The pollster’s report does not include a transcript

or description of the ad beyond the reaction it elicited, but it apparently featured a young man and his grandfather talking about the similarities between canoe-making and working on a warship. What’s clear is that the ad rubbed people in Vancouver the wrong way. “I’m offended by the canoe,” one person told the pollsters. “It’s stereotypical, but in a bad way.” Said another: “It’s disrespectful to grandfather to say, ‘My canoe is bigger than yours.”’ The comparison between making a canoe and working on a warship left others scratching their heads. The pollsters suggested it was best to deep-six the ad. “Indeed, many felt that it was offensive to the point of being comical,” the report says. The Defence Department did not provide a recording or a transcript of the ad, nor would officials answer questions about it. The radio spot was among several recruitment efforts put to aboriginal and non-aboriginal focus

groups. The results of that testing were only recently published online. Other ads fared much better. People seemed to like radio and video testimonials about different military jobs. One in particular — a poster recruiting engineers and technicians, showing a soldier working on a helicopter — appeared to strike a strong chord. “I want to fly the helicopter! I like the action of the job — looks like an adventure!” one person said. Pollsters held six focus groups with aboriginals aged 18 to 34 in Vancouver, Sept-Iles, Que., and Iqaluit. Another six focus groups with the same age group were conducted with non-aboriginals in Vancouver, Sept-Iles and Halifax. The military has taken great pains to avoid offending any potential new recruits. A “disaster check” done late last year by another research firm sought to ensure recruitment efforts in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog and Urdu did not offend people who speak those languages.



Hundreds of women come forward to join RCMP harassment class-action VANCOUVER — Hundreds of current and former female Mounties have come forward from across Canada to join a class-action lawsuit alleging harassment within the ranks of the RCMP. Lawyers expected dozens of women to contact them with allegations after Janet Merlo, a 19-year veteran of the force, filed suit in March but attorney Jason Murray said Monday that more than 200 people have called his firm in Vancouver. “It’s a significant number. It says to us there’s a significant problem that people feel has happened within the RCMP with respect to how women are treated,” Murray said in an interview. And more people are expected to join the class action. “We’re still hearing from women who either are currently members of the RCMP or who have retired or left the force in other ways,” Murray said. “On a week-to-week basis we’re hearing from people coming forward who have complaints about how they feel they were treated when they were with the RCMP.” The civil suit filed by Merlo alleges she suffered bullying and verbal abuse throughout a career that began in March 1991 and ended in March 2010, all but a few months of it at the detachment in Nanaimo, B.C. In her statement of claim, Merlo says male members of the detachment repeatedly made statements to her then-boyfriend and now husband, Wayne Merlo, that they’d had sex with her. “The supervising corporal on Ms. Merlo’s night shift watch commented to Wayne Merlo words to the effect... ‘Janet is the right height because you can lay a six-pack of beer on her head while she (provides you with oral sex),”’ says the claim.

Attempted murder charges laid after soldier shot at Manitoba military base CFB SHILO, Man. — A soldier has been charged with attempted murder after a shooting on the weekend at Canadian Forces Base Shilo in Manitoba. Master Cpl. Clarence Stillman is also charged with careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The soldier who was shot in the incident early Sunday suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Maj. Greg Poehlmann said the gun used in the shooting was seized, adding it was not a militaryissued weapon. He would not say where on the base the shooting happened or what type of gun was seized. The charges were laid Monday by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, an independent military police unit with a mandate to investigate serious matters involving military personnel.


Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, left, of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, and former federal environment minister David Anderson attend a news conference to voice opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday.

Former environment minister rejects pipeline NORTHERN GATEWAY NOT IN CANADA’S BEST INTERESTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A former federal environment minister has joined the mounting fracas around the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, arguing the project is not in Canada’s best interest and that Enbridge (TSX:ENB) is the “last company in North America” that should be permitted to do the job. But David Anderson does not agree with his First Nations groups and environmentalists that have harsh words for the position taken by British Columbia’s premier, instead lauding Christy Clark for playing her cards right. “This harumphing and huffing and puffing and ‘Christy Clark doesn’t understand it’ — She’s smart as a fox on this one,” Anderson said in an interview after joining several anti-pipeline activists who called on the premier to take a tougher stand. “She understands that the whole concept of royalties must be brought up and we’re going to have to shake that tree pretty hard and we don’t know what’s going to fall out of it. She’s started that debate. No one has dared do it since Trudeau.” Last week, Clark walked out of talks at an annual premiers’ meeting that included discussion about crafting a national energy strategy. She declared Alberta must negotiate sharing economic benefits, just days after her ministers announced five preconditions that must be met in order for the province to even begin to consider shoring up its support.

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Clark and opponents of the pipeline agree Alberta stands to gain the lion’s share of economic benefits while B.C. takes on most of the environmental risks. Clark has not clearly stated how much more she wants in exchange, or whether it would be skimmed from royalties. However, the government has said it’s not interested in taxing Enbridge any further. The $6-billion twin pipeline would flow crude from Alberta’s oil sands to a port on B.C.’s west coast for export to Asia. Regardless of his view that Clark has deftly handled the situation, the Victoria-based former Liberal cabinet minister came out swinging against Calgarybased Enbridge. “Enbridge clearly has a cowboy culture quite inappropriate for building a pipeline in one of the most sensitive parts of the world,” said Anderson, citing a series of Enbridge spills, one as recently as Friday in Wisconsin. A spokesman for Enbridge did not respond to a request for an interview. But Clark’s demand that B.C. receive greater compensation for potentially agreeing to take on the risk of an oil spill as a result of the pipeline didn’t impress Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. The money doesn’t matter, he said. “No way, absolutely no way, will we allow or tolerate” the project, he said. “We will fight this through the Joint Review Panel, which we are doing. We will fight this proposal in the courts and if necessary, we will oppose this proposal on the land itself.”

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Great swings need fundamentals Fundamentals are the foundation lion golfers in Canada, then there are that all great swings and ultimately 10 million different swings in Canada. great results are built on. In other This is due to the fact that our strength, words, if you do not start or finish flexibility, knowledge and ultimately properly, you will not become consis- our body limitations are all different. tent from shot to shot. We can not expect to swing Consistency is the key to the same way as we are all lower scores. built differently. It is true that we would This is obvious when all love to hit the ball furwe stand on the range and ther, as this is the number watch players hit balls. Alone goal for most golfers. though there is truly only For most, hitting the ball one book swing, it is applied further quite often means differently to each and evhitting the ball further into ery player. The bottom line the bush or water. The botis it goes right back to your tom line is that although goals. If you want to hit the distance is an important ball better than you already factor to lowering your do, then you need to make SCOTT scores, consistency in your changes. Although differBERGDAHL shots and ultimately keepent for all players, the first ing the ball in play are the thing that teaching profeskey factors to posting lower sionals will look at or check scores. is whether their set-up posiOne of the first things that I do when tions is correct. players comes for golf lessons is find In the following paragraphs, I shall out what their goals are. talk about all the important pieces that This is extremely important for both make up a great set-up and finish posithe students and I as it becomes a tool tion. that we measure their success with. These will include the stance, ball Part of the process is also determin- position, alignment and of course the ing how much an individual plays and finish position. Regardless of your curpractices. rent ability, most poor results can be The purpose of this is to help play- attributed to a poor set-up and/ or finers understand that their goals must ish position. be achievable. The Stance: There are seven key All goals are achievable if we play components to a good stance. They inand practise enough to achieve the clude keeping your feet approximategoals set. In other words, do not expect ly shoulder-width apart, with knees to become a zero-handicap golfer if slightly flexed, bum pushed out to help you do not intend on practising and create good posture (straight back), play only five games per year. arms relaxed, chin up and eyes on the Once we have discussed the player’s ball. goals we have to ensure that their playWhen stepping up to the ball you ing and practice habits are in line with need to ensure that your feet are not their goals. From here I ask the player too far apart. Having too wide of a to start hitting some balls. stance will restrict your lower body It becomes irrelevant to me as I movement throughout the swing, forcwatch the players hit the ball as to ing you to use only your arms. This will their skill level. Players of all levels directly influence your distance. Enwill take lessons because they are ei- sure that your feet are no wider than ther having difficulty and/or they want the width of your shoulders. to play and score better than they alFlexing of the knees helps put you ready do. into a more athletic and balanced posiHaving said this, if there are 10 mil- tion and will also assist you in creating


torque (which creates distance) in the backswing. Arch your lower back or stick your butt out. This helps create a straight back and great posture and helps eliminate tension in your upper back. The next two are extremely important. They include allowing your arms to hang from your shoulders. What you want to avoid is extending your arms away from your body at address or reaching for the ball. This can cause you to top the ball and lose plenty of distance. Secondly, you want to make sure that your chin is up. This is to ensure that you have room for your shoulder to move under your chin in the backswing. If your chin is down in your chest then you will likely bend your arms or lift up during your backswing, creating inconsistent ball contact. Finally, ensure that you keep your eyes on the ball until you make contact. Keeping your eyes fixed on one spot (the ball or grass between the ball and club) will limit the amount of improper movement during the back and down swing, making it easier to make consistent contact with the golf ball. Alignment: Most players have a problem ensuring that they are aligned to their target. What is important here is to line yourself up to your intended target line (where you want the ball to start). What this means is that if you are a right-handed golfer and your have a 20-yard slice on most of your shots, then you have to be sure that you align your body in such a way that allows for that slice. In other words, you have to align yourself approximately 20 yards to the left of where you want the ball to finish. By doing so, your ball will start left of your target fading into the green. To align yourself properly, ensure that your feet, knees, hips and shoulders are all traveling towards your intended target line. This will allow the path of your club to travel towards your target through impact. Ball Position: There are two basic philosophies on exactly where the golf

ball should be positioned between your feet. The first is that the shorter clubs (sand wedge, pitching wedge) should be positioned in the middle of your stance, and then as the club gets longer the ball moves forward (towards your front foot) in your stance. The driver, which is the longest club in your bag, will be positioned no further forward than opposing your big toe. Although correct, I find that for most players this becomes confusing and therefore the ball position moves too far back in your stance for the appropriate club. I prefer that most players use the two-ball position theory. For all clubs in your golf bag, position the ball two inches inside your left heel (for righthanded golfers, opposite is true for left-handed golfers). The driver will be positioned directly opposing your front-foot big toe. There are many factors that can influence the correct ball position for each individual and a teaching professional should be consulted for confirmation of what position might be appropriate for your golf swing. The Finish Position: Considered the most important position in golf, this is where all of your weight transfers onto your front foot (foot closest to your target) after impact, with your hips and shoulders facing the target. Your hands and golf club are above your shoulder with the club pointing towards the ground and your back foot is rolled up on its toe. By doing so you ensure that you have used your whole body and that the golf club is at its maximum speed when you make contact with the ball. This position should not be under-estimated and is guaranteed to increase distance, accuracy and a solid ball contact. Spend some time working on your set-up and finish positions as they will assist you in hitting the ball further and straighter time after time. Scott Bergdahl is the teaching pro at Lakewood Golf Resort

Hill takes off skates, takes up links BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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Logan Hill tees off at the 2012 Euro Junior Golf Cup last week in Fife, Scotland.

Three years ago a string of concussions forced Logan Hill to quit hockey and find another sport. Today he’s glad he did. Although the 15-year-old has been involved in competitive golf for only three years he’s developed into one of the top young golfers in the country. His ability on the links earned him a berth on the Canadian Junior Golf Association team to compete in the 2012 Euro Junior Golf Cup last week in Fife, Scotland. “It was a great experience and a lot of fun with the interaction with the other countries,” said Hill after returning home late Saturday. “The Scots really liked us and we bonded with them.” Hill qualified for the 14-member Canadian team at an earlyseason event at River Spirit in Calgary. “It was supposed to be a twoday event, but it snowed the first day,” Hill explained. “They plowed the snow off the course and turned it into a one-day event. I shot a 74, which left me in a tie for first and then won in a playoff.” The Calgary event was just one in a series of tournaments across Canada. Once all the scores were tabulated the top eight competitors in the 15-19 year-old division were named to the team for the three-day match play tournament against Scotland and the United States.

Hill never played match play before, but he took to it naturally, and won his first two matches. He split the second day and halved his match against Scotland and lost to the USA the third day. Not bad considering Hill was one of the younger athletes on the Canadian team, just turning 15, and was up against competitors four years his elder. “It was a great experience, something I’m glad I got a chance to do,” he said. “My competition got stronger as the tournament went on, especially the Scots who were missing some of their better players early on because of a big tournament there. “As they were eliminated they came back and played in the Euro Cup.” But that didn’t stop Hill from turning in one of the most impressive come-backs in the tournament on the final day against Scotland. “I was down by five then won seven of the last 10 holes and halved the match.” The Canadian team arrived in Scotland the weekend before the competition began on Wednesday. “We got together for a camp in Glen Abbey in Toronto and then once we arrived in Scotland we played a couple practice rounds.” Their first round was on the Old Course, which was an experience in itself. “That was great and my first time on a real links course,” said Hill, also got a first-hand taste of real British weather. “It rained and was windy and cold one day and it was really

windy the final day,” he said. Hill also changed his style on the links courses. “I really concentrated on driving the ball and leaving it on the fairway,” he said. “You get into the fescue it meant trouble.” Normally driving is one aspect of his game Hill needs to work on. “I’ve changed clubs and shafts and do need to work on my play off the tee,” Hill said, adding his strengths are his putting and irons. Hill, who never really took up the game until he was 12, plays out of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club and works with coach Scott Bergdahl of the Lakewood Golf Resort near Sylvan Lake. It’s been a busy year for the youngster, who will go into Grade 10 at Hunting Hills in the fall and hopes to play for the golf team. He has played a number of junior events on the Maple Leaf and CJGA tours and competed in the provincial junior and Western Canadians. He tied for ninth in the 15-andunder category at the provincials and was in the 30s at the Westerns. He may also play a couple of McLennan Ross/Sun Junior Tour events before the end of the season and hopes to qualify for the Tour final, Aug. 27 at Wolf Creek. “But mainly it’s winding down for me,” he said. “I’ve been going full tilt for some time, so it’s good to get a rest.”

Vegas leads after 9 rounds of Telus World Skins HALIFAX — Calgary’s Stephen Ames promised to be a gracious host before launching his opening drive at the Telus World Skins Game. Jhonattan Vegas made himself right at home, grabbing five skins and $85,000 over Monday’s front nine at Glen Arbour Golf Course. The 27-year-old defending champion from Venezuela rolled to the first day lead, followed by Ames, Northern Ireland’s Paul Casey and 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover with one skin each for $15,000. The ninth hole carried over for when play resumes Tuesday. “(Ames) said he’d let us win because he’s such a nice guy as the Canadian,” Vegas said from the course, although he offered more specific analysis afterward. “It was a great day. “I was lucky enough to make a few more (shots) than they did. I usually make a lot of birdies — and a lot of bogeys as well — so I’m pretty good at this kind of game.” Glover’s dry South Carolina accent

offered a different perspective on Vegas’ success. “I make him very comfortable (at these events),” Glover said. The only player to get blanked on the opening day was Sweden’s Carl Pettersson, who made his Skins debut against the four who competed at last year’s event. Anthony Kim rounded out the 2011 field. “It’s tough to be the rookie,” Pettersson lamented on his first experience. “Hopefully I don’t get shut out and pick a couple skins up tomorrow.” The players fed off the large and enthusiastic gallery, wearing sunny smiles on a postcard-perfect summer day in Halifax. While the event was a little more subdued without the boisterous comedic stylings of past entries like John Daly, the five amiable pros carried on just fine for the crowd. Vegas asked to borrow Ames’ driver after admiring his strong tee shot on the fourth hole. Ames leaned directly over a crouching Casey to help read a putt on an earlier green. Vegas later found himself in trou-

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Lund pushes past the wall COUNTRY ARTIST’S SEVENTH ALBUM INSPIRED BY COWBOYS, RANCHERS AND FAMILY HISTORY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Three years ago, Corb Lund began a long struggle to produce his seventh studio album. “I was just hitting a wall after the sixth record,” the 43-year-old country artist said. “I was really stumped for awhile.” For the first year and a half of the album-writing process, Lund spent time living in Las Vegas, New York and Austin. He then retreated to the northern Alberta log cabin he built with his aunt and uncle. After he finished writing the songs, Lund brought them to a recording studio in Edmonton. His touring band, Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans bass player Kurt Ciesla, guitarist Grant Siemens and drummer Brandy Valgardson, spent only two weeks recording the songs for the album, aptly named Cabin Fever. “After being out there (in the cabin) by myself for a few weeks, you start to feel a little snicky,” he says of how he chose the album title. The song recording followed a unique format. Lund and his band members have recorded songs in layers, meaning each member plays their part and it gets recorded separately. This time, Lund says they were tired of that and wanted to do something different. “We did everything at the same time,” he says of recording the songs together. “If you’ve got a band that

goes together like us, there’s a real cohesion to it.” Cabin Fever features a second CD with the same songs as the first, but done completely in acoustics. “I think it showcases a different side of the band,” says Lund. “My guys are versatile and it helps display that.” Lund draws on inspiration for his lyrics through his family history. “My grandpas were ranchers and my dad’s a cowboy too,” he says. “They used to sing these old trail songs, these old ballads.” It wasn’t long before Lund realized he could pick up his guitar and play these cowboy songs. Although this is where his inspiration comes from, Lund says there is no overall theme for the album. “I get bored easily,” he says. “I try to make records interesting. I try to make them flow in an interesting way.” The first song on the album, Gettin’ Down on the Mountain, is about civilization meltdown. Lund says in the country, people are used to preparing for disaster, like a two-week blizzard that he’s seen on the ranch. The One Left in the Chamber has a completely different message and tone. “It’s a song about suicide,” he says. “It’s a very dark one.” Lund says suicide ballads were a popular theme in the old days, but he doesn’t see people recording them as much today. Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans will headline the Edmonton Folk


Musician Corb Lund poses for photo in this recent handout image. Festival on August 12. Lund says he hasn’t played in the festival in years. “It was more of a side stage kind of thing,” he says of his last performance in the festival.

New sitcoms draw inspiration from their creators’ lives BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Got a goofy older brother? Parents you still live with even though you’re grown up? An unconventional friendship? If so, you’re too late to turn those ideas into a hit sitcom. But while you comb your life for something else to fuel a comedy that a network will love, consider three fall sitcoms spawned from the personal lives of their creators. CBS’ Partners explores the lifelong friendship of Louis, who’s gay, and Joe, who’s straight, as they navigate their architecture business and their respective romantic ties. Their best-friends dynamic is inspired by the friendship of Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, who met in high school and, after partnering as TV producers, co-created shows including the megahit Will & Grace. There’s no attempt to hide the lineage of Fox’s Ben & Kate. It’s the tale of a freewheeling brother, Ben, who comes back into the life of his singlemother younger sister, Kate, to serve as a surrogate dad while continuing his lifelong role as a mischievous child. The show is based on the relationship of its creator, Dana Fox, with her own big brother, whose name is, yes, Ben. Meanwhile, ABC’s How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life finds a young mom from a broken marriage seeking refuge at her parents’ with her young daughter. It was drawn from the domestic situation of creator Claudia Lonow, who well into adulthood and de-

spite career success (including producing the sitcom Less than Perfect), continues to live with parents she describes as “charismatic,” ”super entertaining“ and ”very weird.“ Like Polly (played by Sarah Chalke), who descends on TV parents Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins, “I did show up at their doorstep and say, ‘I hope this isn’t a bad time for YOU, because it is for ME.’ “They reacted like any loving mother and stepfather would,” Lenow recalled, and took her and her daughter in. “We slept in the weight room on a cot for a while. And then, when it was time for my daughter to go to grammar school, I bought a house with them. I know it was crazy,” she said with a laugh. “It’s like there should be a show about it!” Sitcoms that smack of autobiography are nothing new, of course. I Love Lucy 60 years ago took its cue from the show-biz-infused marital life of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. But Dana Fox has been gathering material for Ben and Kate since the cradle thanks to her brother, Ben, who’s two years her senior. She describes him as a “Ferris Bueller-type guy . . . a really, really smart guy who intentionally does incredibly dumb things that would get us into so much trouble. “He doesn’t think a lot before he jumps,” she said, “but he usually has a totally bizarre logic to all of his behaviour.” Item: Once when they were kids,

“(Being on the) main stage in Edmonton is a huge thing for me. It’s like a huge homecoming.” Cabin Fever will be released worldwide on August 14.

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their mom came home to find the whole house smelling like a dead animal. Ben had put his down-feather pillow in the microwave for 10 minutes on low, “to heat it up because he was cold.” Fox took pains to say that on Ben and Kate the siblings’ relationship (portrayed by Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson) more closely mirrors her connection with Ben Fox when they were somewhat younger. She stressed that, in truth, her brother grew up, married, had two children and has become a responsible father, though she added, “I give a ton of credit to his wife, who’s a psychologist.” But if real-life Ben settled down a bit — with a successful career in advertising — he remains a cutup. He still calls his sister “Phlegm-er,” she reports, “which is totally disgusting and super humiliating.” And she says that, while he’s delighted about the show, he’s not surprised he earned such a tribute. Instead, he marvels “that it hasn’t happened before now.” The Partners is a buddy comedy about a gay guy and a straight guy (played by Michael Urie and David Krumholtz) who are best friends. It was created by a gay guy and a straight guy who are best friends. “I think every gay man should have a straight man in his life,” said Mutchnick, who, on realizing in high school he was gay, had a friend in Kohan he could talk about it with. “I was lucky enough that I was able to create a life and a great career with him, too.”

BURBANK, Calif. — Peter Jackson is adding a third film to what was planned to be the two-part series The Hobbit. The director of the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings movies said Monday that after viewing a cut of the first film and part of the second that there was room for a third. Jackson says in a statement that a lot of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tale of Bilbo Baggins would remain untold if a third film wasn’t made. The films are set in the fictional world of Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings.” “We recognized that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale?” Jackson said in a statement. “And the answer from our perspective as filmmakers and fans was an unreserved ’yes.’ ” “We know how much of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur would remain untold if we did not fully realize this complex and wonderful adventure,” he said. The first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, hits theatres Dec. 14, while the second, The Hobbit: There and Back Again” is set for release on Dec. 13, 2013. The third film will come out in the summer of 2014. All three movies are being shot in digital 3-D in New Zealand.





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Stick to your dream-plans to explore the world Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I inBut it seems he expected me to formally agreed to move in together move in with him wherever he ends up once I’m out of college and he is in going for his master’s. grad school. Even if I don’t get into Right now, we have a the MFA program, I still MITCHELL long-distance relationship. want to explore the world & SUGAR Here’s the problem. before settling down with I recently found a twohim. He doesn’t seem to get year MFA program overseas it. that I’ve fallen in love with. Also, how do I get my I told my boyfriend that I’d like to ap- parents to support my decision to go ply, and initially, he seemed happy for overseas? I know they will claim that I me. won’t be safe and ask me why an AmerBut whenever I want to discuss the ican school isn’t good enough. I don’t details, he directs the conversation want them to yell at me. — Pennsylvaelsewhere. nia I know this program means more Dear Pennsylvania: One of the signs time away from him, and I don’t expect of adulthood is taking responsibility either of us to change our plans. for your choices and being confident in

the face of objections from others. You should listen and take into account those whose opinions you respect (such as your parents and boyfriend), but the final decision is yours, good or bad. Own it. A program abroad is usually an opportunity for growth. A boyfriend who pressures you to behave in ways that benefit him but not you could be a problem in the future. Please acknowledge that these people will miss you and worry about you, but also reassure them that this program is beneficial for your education and maturity, and you will stay in close contact. The yelling and disapproval is something you will simply have to endure until things settle down.

Dear Annie: “Paul” asked who should pay the greens fees when friends visit and ask to play golf at his facility. Having played golf for many years, I feel that everyone pays his or her own greens fees. It’s just an automatic thing, no questions asked. Simply walk up to the desk and pay your own way. It’s the polite thing to do, especially if you want to be asked to play again. — Shreveport Dear Shreveport: Thanks. Here’s one more: Dear Annie: Try to take the money out of the equation. When we go visit our friends and relatives, we pay. When they come visit us, we pay. We’re just pleased to see them. — Happy in Tennessee

tion now. You witness a passionate persuasion. Consider the deeper implications. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Venus in your sign has been speaking lovingly to Saturn, Tuesday, July 31 providing a bridge between what you love to CELEBRITIES BORN ON do in your downtime, and what THIS DATE: Dean Cane, 46; JK you have a responsibility to do. NADIYA Rowling, 47; Michael Biehn, 56 A decision around matters of the SHAH THOUGHT OF THE DAY: heart has the potential to last. The Sun reaches out to Uranus CANCER (June 21-July 22): in supreme harmony, indicating The faster something moves, a day of lovely surprises, quick the quicker it could fade away, insights, and knowledge that brings freedom. For those who like to peer into the future, this but that which is slowly built demonstrates day is especially lively and ripe with insights the strength to last. You’ve been doing the work of laying a strong foundation. The good and inspiration. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Your work life keeps that’s on its way is the natural progression. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You find a point you busy this year, but you are happy to put in the effort. There is determination with you, of connection. It’s the difference that suras well as an easy brilliance, making your prises you, but can also lead you closer. The moves of progress prosperous. It will be a person who stands out has a message that evokes powerful emotions and affirms all the great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Journalism love in the Universe available to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It takes treonly holds integrity when it asks questions and demonstrates impartiality. You might mendous courage to speak and claim the receive information presented as fact but has wishes you have for your life. Some are able a distinct bias. Recognizing it allows you to easier than others, but would still feel the fear. Your acknowledgement of a higher viformulate an opinion of your own. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Arrogance sion of your life, if only in your own heart, is a allows people to take a stand. Sometimes leap forward. Nurture it and it will grow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mars continthis is a positive force, and other times, there might be conviction but the assertion is ulti- ues to move through your sign and edge mately detrimental. Be mindful of this distinc- ever closer to Saturn. Today, the Moon sets off this partnership, adding an emotional

urgency to your desire for respect and success. Channel it into a good effort forward. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The words in a long forgotten document show up in a surprising display, reminding you of the message that had reached your heart in days past. What meant so much to you then still has the power to move you in a better direction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When we are living our own lives, focused on the day, it often eludes us the contribution we are making to others. You get the message now that what you do is appreciated and has an audience. Let it affirm the meaningfulness of your smallest moments. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some duties are more enjoyable than others, preferred any day of the week. However, even a dream job involves elements we aren’t excited about. Get through the work you are

resisting first. It will take less time than you think and free you to more enjoyable activities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your ruling planet, Uranus speaks harmoniously with the Sun, bringing an easy understanding of yourself, what you want, and your way to it. Where people can help you, they will make a gesture now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Often, it is the independents that let the establishment know the trends and ideas next to hit the masses. You’re onto something good now, with a touch of the futuristic. Do it yourself and those with power will eventually notice. 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.




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BECKER Rudolph William On Friday, July 27, 2012 M r. R u d y B e c k e r o f Wa i n w r i g h t , A l b e r t a a n d formerly of Wimborne, Alberta passed away at the Wainwright Auxiliary Hospital at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his two children, Randy (Judy) Becker of Wainwright, Laurie Becker of Redcliff, Alberta; five grandchildren, D a l l a s ( K r y s t a l ) B e c k e r, Amanda Becker, Emily Becker, Jeff Becker, Jamie Becker; one great grandson, Bauer Becker; two sisters, Velda (Zoli Lokos) Calvert, Erna (Bob) Laszlo all of Red Deer. A Funeral Service for the late M r. R u d y B e c k e r w i l l b e conducted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Wimborne Community Centre with Pastor Nick Wasylowich officiating. Interment will follow in the Wimborne Cemetery. If so desired the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donors choice. CREECH’S FUNERAL HOME in care of all arrangements. Condolences may be made at:

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RAVINA Carlos Carlos Ravina passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on July 27, 2012 at the age of 64 years. Further announcements to follow. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

BERARD Phyllis Margaret Phyllis Margaret Berard was born to Lillian and James Dutton on June 10, 1920 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years, on Sunday, July 29th at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. Phyllis long missed her husband, Paul Amie Berard, who predeceased her in 1971. She held family very dear in her heart and was very dedicated to the Rebekah Lodge #77. She is survived by her children; Gordon (Martha) Berard, Donna (Brian) McAlary, Raymond (Elaine) Berard, Rita (Jim) Wall and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phyllis was predeceased by her brothers Laurence, Harold, and Albert and sister Mary. A celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church (4929 54th Street, Red Deer) at 11:00 am on Thursday August 2, 2012. Interment to follow at the Red Deer Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.

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NAEGELI Christine Sept. 22, 1953 - July 28, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Christine; our dear daughter, sister and auntie. She was a unique and special woman who loved animals and children; riding the Red Deer Transit and sharing a cup of coffee with her many friends. Chris is lovingly remembered by her family; her mother Rosmary; sisters, Rose (Dale), Helen, Esther (David); niece Jennifer Bick (David); nephews, Jayden Grundy, Scott Naegeli, Matt, Mark and Michael Leboldus; great nieces, Rowen and Ciele. She was predeceased by her dad Ernie, brother-in-law John and nephew David Leboldus. A Celebration of Life will be held in the auditorium at Extendicare Michener Hill, 12 Michener B l v d . R e d D e e r, A B o n Thursday August 2,2012 at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Red Deer or S.P.C.A.

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WILTON Larry Everett Oct. 30, 1943 - July 30, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Larry Wilton, of Delburne, AB. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Dalora; his two daughters, Angela (Pat) and Christine (Mike); son, Kurtis (Jen); three grandchildren, Jessica, Tessa and Braeden. He is also survived by two sisters, Frances and Shirley and their families. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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WHITE M N/S, Non Drinke r, 4 2 , h a s v a r i e t y o f interests, seeks SF (any race), must speak english, easy going for marriage, no players please. Must PRESCRIPTION glasses live in Red Deer or able to in black case at Westerner move. Reply to Box 997, days, owner claim to iden- c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 MISSING: Please help me tify , call 403-302-3935 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, find Keera. She only AB T4R 1M9 weighs 2 lbs. & is a very tiny Tea-cup Yorkiere Terrier. Missing from Bower area. Companions Please call Whitney at Personals 403-358-0249 LOOKING for live in F. ALCOHOLICS companion, 30-55 yrs. Reply to Box 999, c/o R. D. ANONYMOUS 347-8650 Advocate, 2950 Bremner COCAINE ANONYMOUS Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 403-304-1207 (Pager)


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McCAULEY Mrs. Doreen Anne McCauley passed away at the Innisfail Hospital on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Doreen’s memory will be cherished by her daughters, Carol (Ron) Barbour, Wendy (Leigh) Koepnick and Bonnie (Steve) Schweer. Her memory will be further cherished by her grandchildren: Jackie (Jason) Wigg, Blaine (Katrina) Barbour, Tyler Barbour, Joshua Schweer and Zachary Schweer as well as a great grandson, Evan Barbour along with many dear family and friends. Doreen’s legacy is one of a witty humor, generosity and a woman of prayer. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. The family extends special thanks to the D o c t o r s a n d t h e s t a ff i n Acute Care at the Innisfail Hospital, also thank you to all the staff from Sunset Manor, Innisfail for caring for Doreen these past years. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Church Chapel, 32nd Street & Highway 2, Red Deer County. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be directed to ERDO Child Care Plus. ( Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family from Arrangements entrusted to METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL 4200 49th Ave., Innisfail. Phone: 403-227-3123. Proudly serving our community for over 49 years.


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BUSY MEDICAL PRACTICE requires an energetic, personable F/T CLINICAL ASSISTANT in Red Deer. Must be well organized, detail oriented & able to multi-task. Computer skills an asset. Send resume to Box 998, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 GILMAR Const. is seeking a P/T receptionist with a pleasant telephone manner, knowledge of Microsoft Office & Simply Acct. Please hand deliver resume.Call 403-343-1028 for directions.



AURORA DENTAL GROUP / Sylvan Lake Looking for F/T R.D.A. for a growing practice. Please email resume to: WA N T E D R D A I I M o n . Thurs. for General dental practice in Rimbey. Previous exp. preferred. Please fax resume to 403-843-2607

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HAULIN’ ACID INC. Is currently seeking exp. Class 1 Drivers. We offer competitive wages, benefits & on-site training. Requirements: current oilfield certificates, oilfield driving exp., class 1 drivers license, clean drivers abstract. Fax resume to 403-314-9724 or call Dean 403-391-8004

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I N S T R U M E N TAT I O N Technician Job Description The successful candidate will be responsible for the ARAMARK at (Dow manufacture, Prentiss Plant) about repair and calibration of 20-25 minutes out of Red electronic instrumentation. Deer needs hardworking, Preference will be given to reliable, honest person those with a w/drivers license, to work Post secondary 40/hrs. per week w/some certification in Electronics weekends, daytime hrs. Engineering or Starting wage $13/hr. Fax Instrumentation resume w/ref’s to Strong computer skills 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black Lonkar offers an immediate benefits package LEADING facility services i n c l u d i n g a m a t c h i n g company is seeking hard RRSP plan. Please submit working, safety conscious your resume to: cleaners for janitorial team. 8 0 8 0 E d g a r I n d u s t r i a l F/T work. Fax resume to Drive Red Deer AB, T4P 3R3 Fax: 403-309-1644 403-314-7504 Email: careers@lonkar. com


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IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #61971 on resume

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CARPENTER’S Helpers needed. D.L. & trans req’’d. Start wage 17.00/hr. Bring resume to GILMAR Const. Call 403-343-1028 for directions. Due to substantial growth and the addition of new manufactured product lines, The A.R. Thomson Group is offering the following opportunities to join our Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking for a stable career opportunity are encouraged to join our team. 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR MANUFACTURING SHOP TECHNICIANS. Duties to include fabrication prep, hydro-testing, general shop maintenance, operation of new product line manufacturing equipment, such as tube mill, corrugating equipment and other hose manufacturing equipment. and occasional on-site work with our mobile hydro-testing trailer unit. 1 POSITION AVAILABLE FOR JOURNEYMAN “B� PRESSURE WELDER Duties to include fabrication of A.R. Thomson specialized Stainless Steel Hose Product Line and will include successfully obtaining certification on product welding procedures. Preference will be given to candidates with TIG welding experience. Drug / Alcohol screening and a background check will be required. Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (with sporadic overtime available) Excellent benefits package and RRSP plan are also available. Please Email Resumes to: Borsato.linda@arthomson. com Fax Resumes to: 403-341-4243 EXP’D SIDER , must have truck and tools. Call 403-347-2522

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FRAMERS NEEDED. Some experience req’d and must have own transportation. Apprentices welcome. Call 403-588-7066


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This is full time position and only experience Industrial Spray Painter need apply. Preference will be given to those who have previous industrial spray painting experience and to those who take pride in their work and generate high quality workmanship. Some weekend work required. Full company benefits are available as well as a wage that compliments experience. Please reply to this ad by fax or email, including references:

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We are looking for a DETAILER/CLEAN UP PERSON We offer a good working environment & benefits. Please apply with-in at 6424 Golden West Ave. or email resume to:

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

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OFFICE MANAGER/ PREMIER SPA BOUTIQUE BOOKKEEPER is seeking with 25 years experience Retail Sales Supervisor from Nelson, British Columbia for our Parkland Mall location, seeking employment in Red Deer. $17.40/hr. Red Deer & area. Proficient Email resume: in many Accounting Software Programs and all Accounting Procedures. Works well under pressure and in fast-paced Trades environment. Available for September, 2012. A FULL TIME PAINTER Phone: 250-352-2024, REQUIRED Cell: 250-509-3667, email: Painting exp. necessary. Must have vehicle. Must be task orientated, self motivated & reliable. Restaurant/ Phone 403-596-1829 Hotel ABEL CORPORATION is looking for candidates BREAKFAST day & evefor the following positions: ning cooks p/t and f/t Sylvan Lake. 403-396-5031 * Woodworking machine operators $17.00- $21.50 CALKINS CONSULTING hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. o/a Tim Hortons * Furniture manufacturing FOOD COUNTER labourers $13.95 - $17. ATTENDANT hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. $11/hr. 6 positions, * Cabinetmakers $18.50SUPERVISORS $22.50 hourly - $40.00 $13/hr. 5 positions hrs. per wk. Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. Fax: 403-782-9685 Send resumes to Call 403-341-3561 or Box 5324 Lacombe, apply in person Alberta T4L 1X1; apply by email at COME JOIN OUR TEAM Abel.Corporation@ DBA Menchies or Frozen Yogurt Restaurant by fax to (403) 782-2729 - Red Deer AB Food & Beverage Servers Are you ready for the next - Full Time. 2 locations. challenge? We are DUTIES: Serve food & currently seeking talented beverages, general plate and innovative teamservices, handle customer players who are passioncomplaints, clear and ate about construction for clean tables, present bills the Red Deer, Central and accept payment, Alberta Cancer Centre describe menu items and project. Experienced advise on menu selections, Construction Labourers food counter prep, and Carpenters (Apprenreplenish condiments. tice to Journeyperson) QUALIFICATIONS: wanted. Resumes may be Customer service an asset. submitted on our website, Job knowledge & commu-, or can be nication. Food sanitation, sent by fax or postal mail WHIMIS & First Aid to: Attention: Tracy Brown are an asset. Stuart Olson Contracting WAGES: $10-10.25/hr Inc. 1560 Hastings Cres. Fax resume to Deon Beaupre SE Calgary, AB T2G 4E1 403-309-4418 Fax: 403-720-8674 Mail resume to Box 28038, BURNT LAKE TRAIL Red Deer, AB T4P 1K4 CONSTRUCTION LTD has an opening for a full time F/T & P/T COOK, prep permanent position for a cook , and SERVERS Sylvan Lake. 403-396-5031 Carpenter helper in the Red Deer area. Duties include all aspects of residential and commercial construction. $17-$20 hourly. Fax resume to 403-347-0929


is looking to hire General helpers, supervisors and assistants and Night operators. Must have all tickets & driver’s licence required Must be prepared to work out of town for long periods of time. Fax 403.347.9629 No phone calls please.

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THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T SERVER Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.




F/T & P/T POSITIONS AVAIL. Must be reliable and willing to work weekends. $10-$12/hour. Apply in person to the Donut Mill, Gasoline Alley RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE PERSON... Experience preferred. Pool operation an asset. On call rotation. Bonuses, Drop off resume to 6853 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 or email:

ALSTAR is a long standing and quickly growing Gas & Oilfield Construction Company and is looking to fill the following position:



PACIFIC VALVE SERVICES Red Deer is hiring for SHOP LABORERS & FULL TIME DRIVER to start immediately. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and overtime. Driver’s Abstract and license required. We offer competitive wage, bonus program and excellent Benefits. Please apply by fax to (403) 346-8847, or email: Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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Must pass an in-house Drug and Alcohol Test. Please submit resumes to or fax to 780 865 5829


WE are looking for Rig Managers, Drillers, Derrick and Floorhands for the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin at or (403) 358-3350


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FLOORING INSTALLER Req’d immediately, exp’d flooring installer (carpet, tile, lino, hardwood, etc.), for very busy Central Alberta flooring company. Must be neat, NEXUS ENGINEERING, clean, professional, friend- an oilfield based company, ly and works well with is currently looking for a others or alone. Driver’s license req’d. Shipper/ Excellent wages, benefits & great working environReceiver/ ment. Please fax resume Material Handler to 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer * Must be computer proficient FRAMER req’d. 2-3 yrs. residential exp. own vehi- * Multi task oriented and organized cle a must. 403-350-5103 * General shipping/ receiving duties * Inventory control experience an asset Furix Energy Inc. is hiring F/T B-Pressure Welder The successful candidate must have vessel lay out and piping experience. Must have valid AB BPressure license. We will pay a starting wage of $45.00/hour with full benefit packages. If interested please call Mike 403-391-2689 or email: GROWING after market diesel and suspension shop, for 3/4 ton / 1 ton trucks, looking for 1st. or 2nd yr mechanics. Phone 403-346-9188 or emal


Independent Paint & Body is currently accepting resumes for experienced autobody technicians and refinishers. Apply with resume to 7453 - 50 ave Red Deer, AB or email resume to


BLUE GRASS SOD FARMS LTD is seeking 2nd. or 3rd. yr. heavy duty mechanic apprentice with experience in agriculture equipment and trucks. or fax to 403-342-7488

JOURNEYMAN H.D. mechanic based out of our red deer location. Successful applicant will be required to pass mandatory drug screening. Fax resume with current driver abstract 403-346-6721

Company paid benefit plan and RRSP. Please send resumes to: resume@ PIKE WHEATON CHEVROLET IS CURRENTLY accepting resumes for SERVICE ADVISIOR POSITION. Must have good communication skills and have the ability to work independently or with a group.. Excellent company benefits. Please submit resume in person along with wage expectations to Joey.



Immediate Opportunity. This position is responsible for ABSA drawings and shop layout drawings for truck mounted vacuum systems using Autodesk Inventor. Production Bonuses Comp. wages & benefits. Long term employment Please email resume to or fax to: 403-314-2249

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WESTAR MASONRY is currently looking for SKILLED MASONRY LABORERS Contact Conrad at 403-340-1145, Fax: 403-342-6670 or email Conrad at:

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BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or


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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler Earn $ for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week. Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303


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Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites.

CLASS 3 driver with air endorsement required for Competitive wages with benefit packages available. our red deer location. Successful applicant will be required to pass mandatoInterested candidates LACOMBE Golf & Country ry drug screening. Fax please send resume to Club has an employment resume with current driver opportunity for a mechanic. abstract to 403-346-6721. Of fax to 403-775-4014 Full or part time, year round or seasonal position. If you have experience with small engine repair, especially diesel, we would like to talk to you. Salary and benefits negotiable. Additional skills required: Maintain and repair golf EXPERIENCED SIDING INSTALLER course equipment fleet and Vacuum & Water with or without trailer & power carts; Maintain Truck operators tools. F.T. year round equipment maintenance req’d. to start immed. work, must have truck and records; Sharpening and 2 yrs. exp. .85 cents per set up of all reel and rotary CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q sq.ft. 403-358-8580 cutting units. All oilfield safety tickets Contact: CJ Dahl Ph: 403req’d. Clean drivers 782-6000 Fax: 403-782abstract. Must comply with STRONG Insulation Inc. 6009 E-mail: cjdahl@ drug and alcohol policy. Looking for exp. residential References Req’d. insulators w/drivers licence Exc. salary & benefits. (Batt And Poly, Blow-in). LOOKING FOR Fax resume to: Call 403-848-2402 403-742-5376 A CAREER? KAL TIRE STUCCO LABOURERS has an opening for a LOCAL ACID Transport needed Immed. Exp’d but JOURNEYMAN company looking for expd’ will train. Drivers License LIGHT DUTY MECHANIC F/T Class 1 truck driver. pref’d. Call 403-588-5306 Preference will be given to Top wages and exc. those w/alignment exp. benefit pkg., Great pay, profit share Fax resume and driver’s and full benefits. abstract to 403-346-3766 Bring your resume to: RED DEER BASED 5139 - 50 Street, Innisfail Oilfield Hauling Company LOOKING for apprentice requires exp. Picker or jouneyman mechanic. TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Operators with Pipe bending skills would Class 1 license and picker Requires be a great asset. Wages ticket. Top wages depend on exp. Going conpaid to the right people. QUALIFIED cern shop, Fax resume to: P/T position also avail. rd th 403-346-9909 or drop off Please fax resume with 3 and 4 yr. at 2410 50 Ave. current abstract and JOURNEYMAN Phone 403-346-7911 oilfield related tickets to: ELECTRICIANS 403-309-7409. or email to Residential exp. only Competitive wages TOW TRUCK drivers req’d. & benefits. Minimum Class 5 with air Fax resume to: and clean abstract. Exp. 403-314-5599 preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. V C P PA I N T I N G r e q ’ s painters & workers with acrylic stucco exp. Call Business 403-340-9486 between 8 a m - 4 p m . o r f a x Opportunities 403--342-4985 or email LOOKING FOR Machinists Needed SILENT OR ACTIVE Immed. INVESTOR FOR CAR WASH. WANTED honest reliable, and Welders with CNC person/persons to rebuild Please reply with questions and manual experience. & contact numbers to Pace is a well-established, a deck, in Sylvan Lake, Box 801, c/o R. D. Advolong standing business in contact Wendy or George cate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer. Our company 403-887-2113 Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 is focused on providing the WELDERS highest of quality to all our We are expanding and customers. We are Misc. looking for Apprentice & presently looking for selfHelp Journeyman Welders to motivated, goal-oriented individuals, willing to learn, work with us. We specialize in Repair and MainteADULT possessing high nance as well as custom standards, looking for longUPGRADING fabrication of shacks & term employment and Alberta Government components. We have a would like the opportunity Funded Programs variety of jobs coming to join our team. Please Student Funding Available! through our door on a daily drop off your resume, in basis. The ideal candidate * GED Preparation person, Or mail to would have some Pace Manufacturing at * Trades Entrance Exam mechanical ability and a 6820-52 Ave., Red Deer, Preparation desire to learn. Please AB, T4N 4L1 * Women in the Trades send your resume & E-mail: references by email to or Fax to: 403-340-2985 Academic Express or Adult Education & Training PAINTER Exp’d. wanted fax your resume to 340-1930 for new homes. Must have 403-309-7134. No Phone own vehicle. Call 809-0446 Calls Please

Classifieds. 309-3300. ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in WEST LAKE WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

F/T Customer Service Representative. Must be avail. weekdays and Sat’s. Some outside work req’d. Computer skills an asset. Fax resume to 403-347-0788 Blue Grass Sod Farms is looking for Yard personnel Seasonal full time. Must have a class 5 license. Please send all resume’s attn. Nursery Dept. Fax 403-342-7488, Email

EASTVIEW 82 Advocate $430/month $5165/year WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year


Interior Designer

Maintenance Person

Req’d. F/T employment. Carpentry or flooring installation exp. is an asset (carpet, tile, lino & hardwood) but not necessary. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly, works well with others or alone. Drivers License req’d. Exc. wages, benefits & great working environment. Please fax résumé to 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB

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



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


Farmers' Market

ALBERTA Spring lamb, cut and wrapped by the piece, 1/2 or whole carcass. Come see our 100 mile radius store. Brown Eggs and Lamb 403-782-4095 BISON meat cut & wrapped, no medicine or growth hormones 340-9111 or 342-0891 after 6

RAVEN TRUCK ACCESSORIES Has an opening for an INSTALLER POSITION, must be self-motivated, have strong leadership skills & be mechanically inclined. Fax 343-8864 or apply in person with resume to 4961-78th Street, Red Deer RENTAL STORE looking for tent laborers. Seasonal full-time. Apply within 5929-48 Ave. or sales@ SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to SYNIK Clothing, Gas. Alley. P/T - F/T Apply within


P/T help req’d. Retail & stock duties. Job requires lifting. No evenings 10-20 hrs. weekly incl. 2 weekends/mo. fax resume to: 403-347-2330 or apply in person @ #1 4940 54 Ave. Red Deer


P/T stock person req’d. 2 - 3 afternoons weekly, Wed. Thurs. & Fri. Fax resume to: 403-347-2330 or apply in person to: #1 4940 54 Ave


Career Planning

RED DEER WORKS Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE Call: 403-348-8561 Email Career Programs are


for all Albertans


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

EAST Hill SASKATOONS OPENING Fri. July 27, 3 kms. East of 30th Ave. on Hwy. 11 Open Sat. - Sun. 9-5, Mon. - Fri. Noon-8 . 4L, $10 U-pick 403-342-6213 or 392-6025 RASPBERRIES ready, U-pick open Phone 403-746-3681




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

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


Garden Supplies

LANDSCAPING mulch, $10.00 yard. Phone 403-346-3800 weekdays or 403-343-6182 eves. & wknds.


Lawn Tractors

2003 20 H.P Craftsman riding mower. 42” cut. Exc. cond. Used very little. $1200 obo. 403-887-3372


Health & Beauty

*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown! 587 377 - 1298 open 10am 6pm Monday - Friday!


Household Appliances

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 STOVES 24” Frigidaire, new. 30” Kenmore. $100 each...... SOLD!!

Household Furnishings


3 PIECE BISTRO antique teak wood handcarved set $190, 403-347-8247, 403-550-4393 CHINA CABINET $100. 403-986-2849 MOVING maple 2 seat couch, goo dcond. $45, 403-340-8837t


services Call Classifieds 403-309-3300


INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351



Complete Janitorial

246823F8-G31 403-358-9256 QUALITY CLEANING 403-755-7570



Black Cat Concrete

Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542 BLACK PEARL CONCRETE Garage/RV pads, driveways, patios, bsmt. Dave 352-7285


BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980



Stamp finish, exposed finish, basements, garages, patio pads, driveways & sidewalks. etc. Anything concrete, call Mark 403-597-0095 COR CONSTRUCTION ~Garages ~Decks ~ Fencing ~ Reno’s. 35 years exp. 403-598-5390 DALE’S Home Reno’s. Free estimates for all your reno needs. 755-9622 cell 506-4301

• This is a career position. • Salary based on experience and ability. • Profit sharing and company benefits.

Apply by: Email: Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn: Bill/Service

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here






RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060 254944G28-H3

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


Top wages paid based on experience Benefit package Assigned units Scheduled days off Valid safety tickets an asset


F/T DISPATCHER, day shift, Mon. - Fri. Please send resume to fax # 403-346-0295

Duties include: - Service Writing - Warranty Administration - Service Scheduling - Maintaining Paper Flow Attributes: - Outgoing - Organized - Mechanically Inclined - Computer Proficient - Previous Experience A Must

• Water Truck Drivers • Truck and Wagon Drivers • Lowbed Drivers – to haul our heavy equipment

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info



Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Class 1 & 3 drivers to join our busy team:

SUNNYBROOK AREA: Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close

F/T or P/T Seamstress needed for busy alteration shop ASAP. Must have sewing exp. Please drop off resume to Gloria’s Alterations in Bower Mall.

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

Employment Training


Needs a Drivers licence, some heavy & light lifting, friendly, personnel. Monday-Friday, with some Saturdays, exc. wages & benefits. Fax to: 403-309-3000. Drop off: #9 - 7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB

REQUIRES MANAGER/ LEAD HAND. Exp. req’d. Submit resumes by fax: 403-507-8514 or email:

GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year



ANDERS AREA: Anders Close Ackerman Crsc. Asmundsen Ave/ Arb Close

LOCAL GOLF COURSE requires Full Time grounds personnel. Fax resume to 403-343-3886 or email

Call Rick at 403-314-4303


MOUNTVIEW 71 Advocate $372/month $4473/year

Misc. Help


at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@


ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in



Please contact QUITCY

Very busy Red Deer Flooring Company is seeking Interior designer Career Opportunity (male or female). Must $18.36/hr. + bonuses. Red have an eye for design and Deer distribution company professional attitude. beginning 2nd. successful Commercial & Residential year of growth in the Red Estimating: Deer area. We are currentFloor & Wall Tile, ly seeking energetic Hardwood, Laminate and individuals looking to get Carpet. Wages are ahead. Positons include: negotiable based on Water quality advisers, experience & benefits customer service and gen- avail. Fax 403-309-3000 eral labor. P/T & F/T positions avail. Rapid adLEASING TEAM vancement avail. Please Are you an energetic person call Sat. Mon. & Tues. with great people skills? 10-6 403-356-0330 We need a strong team player who can work independently,and has reliable transportation. We offer CARRIERS training, wage, plus bonus and benefits after 3 months. REQUIRED Fast paced Property to deliver the Management firm is looking for the right people to show Central AB. Life suites, do inspections and twice weekly in more!† If you are looking for flexible hours, have common sense and are a Blackfalds quick learner, this position Lacombe might be for you. Ponoka Email:


Truckers/ Drivers

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.


for details



Misc. Help

MOBIL 1 Lube Express Gasoline Alley req’s an Exp. Tech. Fax 403-314-9207


Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308



Misc. Help

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



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


587-877-7399 10am- 2am EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 403-598-3049 HOT SUPER SEXY ESCORTS Largest variety in town 403-505-3738 avail. 24/7 ROXY 26 Hot Blonde 403-848-2300

Handyman Services


BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. We do fencing, decks, reno’s landscape and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured. TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. Specializing in mobile home leveling and winterizing 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy


* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. 403-348-5650 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

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

Misc. Services


FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 Yard Work / Reno / Tree / Junk Removal 403-396-4777

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


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

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


LAWN/HEDGE Trimming Services. Call Paul, local Red Deer # 587-679-0917 Tree Pruning,Topping and Removal by a Certified Arborist,Hedges too! call Randy at 403-350-0216

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DRESSER AND CHESTER DRAWER: 6 drawer dresser with center double doors with 2 shelves this comes with no mirror. Chester drawer has top double doors with 3 shelves and 2 bottom pull out drawers - these are finished oak medium in color. $199 for the set. Pick up only Call 403 358-3073 or ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE w/folding doors for TV, 45” Wx61” H, w/small storage door and 2 drawers, $50 obo 403-342-2537 HARDWOOD Bench, $45; 4 drawer dresser, $25; smaller loveseat, gold color, $60.; memory foam floor lounger, adjustable angles, $45. All in very good cond. 403-347-5846 MATES bed, with bed-in-abag; $75; T.V. stand, $20; swivel c.d. stand $15; Micro fibre winter sheets, twin, $10. 403-341-5567 SELF standing reading lamp w/halogen bulb, gold in color, $20, 403-357-9664 TEMPERED regal glass for railing 35-7/8x60”, less than 1/2 price $30, 403-342-2537


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Misc. for Sale


2 WINE BOTTLE RACKS One - 60 bottle & one - 24 bottle. $15 for both. SMALL STORAGE CABINET $15. 403-347-1501 20; LADDER $50; desk w/swivel chair $75; rocking glider and stool $75 403-340-0675 8 fOOT wooden ladder. Mint condition. $40. (403) 342-7908 CANNING jars for sale, quarts $6.50 dozen; pints $6/dozen, misc jars free; 4 padded lawn chairs, $15/ea. 403-347-7658 DOUBLE HAMMOCK, not free standing, weather resistant quilted fabric, asking $60, 403-352-7795 FOR SALE: MOTO-SAT H.D. T.V. DISH (Shaw) for a Motorhome complete w/a G.P.S. & a Nomad programmer, used one year it is just like new. Asking price is $2,000. Call (403)347-6817, or e-mail METAL WHEELBARROW $25, call 403-357-9664 MIRRORS 30x76, 45x45, $50 each obo call 403-356-1770 MOVING SALE: SUIT CASES: 2 Piece Samsonite navy in color, sizes 26”X19” suit case, 23”X12” Over night bag. $50 for the set. 3 Piece Pierre Cardin black in color, sizes 26”X19”, 19”X12”, 15”X11” $65 for the set. 1 Over night bag green in color $5 Computer Speakers: Set of small computer speakers can also be used with TV $15. Pick up only. Call 403 358-3073 or MOVING SALE: Tony Little Gazelle $45; Whirlpool Gold Dehumidifier 25 pints (like new) $60; 18” Oscillating Pedestal Fan 3 Speed/3 Timed Settings with remote $18; Dado Blades for Table Saw $30; Circle Cutter for Drill Press (13/4” - 8”) Ω” shank $18; Junior Golf Starter Set (putter, wedge, wood) $12.00. Box of Wooden Wheels, pegs, plugs for crafter $15. No reasonable offer refused. 403-754-1695 OFFICE desk 6’ wide x 3’ deep, white natural wood finish, asking $200, 403-347-7405 QUEEN Ann chair $10; 2 house plants $10/ea. metal desk $50; office chair $20; Wearever ricer/juicer $40; barometer $15; thermometer $15; Pyrex coffee pot $10; Pyrex tea pot $10 403-346-7991 SENIOR DOWNSIZING Queen sheet set $6; small quilt, $15; Miracle foodchopper $6; elec. hand blender w/stand and container, $15; old platters, $12 & 15; old silver trim fruit bowl. $12; tupperware vegetable container, $5; green tupperware lettuce keeper $3; Kenmore toaster $4; old sauerkraut cutter, $6; steak knives 6 for $4; stainless steel heavy pot $12; heavy stainless steel frying pan $4; blankets, kid’s Christmas pattern $4; new compression socks, $8; old candy dish $4.50; blanket blue, $4; set of 54” dble sheet set $4; heavy cooking pot w/deepfrying basket $10; old vegetable serving bowl, $3.75; glass vegetable & dip dishes, silver tip, $9; super health cooking pot $12; gravy bowl w/tray $4; 403-346-2231

Office Supplies


OFFICE chair, adjustable. $40. 403-347-5846


GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, 1 F, 2 M. Ready to go, 1st. shots. Vet checked. Born May 13. 403-773-2240 or 304-5104 SCHNAUZER, mini, black M. born April 17. $500. 403-746-0007, 877-3352


Sporting Goods

3 MOTORBIKE SNOWMOBILE HELMETS, 2 adult Medium, 1 adult large $150/all, 403-347-8247, 403-550-4393 FISHING RODS AND CARRYING CASE: 1 Century fishing rod with real and line $40. 1 Johnson fishing rod with real and line $30. 1 Berkley fishing lightening rod needs new real $30. 1 fishing rod carrying case $25. Pick up only. 403 358-3073 or FISHING RODS: 1 fly fishing rod with line, assortment of hooks and carrying case $75. 1 Century fishing rod with real and line $40. 1 Johnson fishing rod with real and line $30. 1 Berkley lightening fishing rod - needs new real $25. 1 fishing rod carrying case $25 Pick up only. Call 403 358-3073 or SET of golf clubs w/bag, for ages 4-9, $50/set.; 403-347-8247, 403-550-4393 WEIGHT Bench, foldable $20.; New camping Lounge chair, in carry bag. $50. 403-347-5846


AUSTRALIAN Shepherd pups, mini. & toy blue merles, $250-$500. 1st shots, de-wormed. 780-372-2387 CKC reg’d shelties, 3 trimales, 1` blue F, $800 obo all offers will be considered. 403-844-9019 P.B. JACK RUSSELL PUPS. Going Fast! 2 Male. $350. 403-896-9998 or 348-1810


Travel Packages

TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.





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

Grain, Feed Hay


WILL do Custom Baling. JD round net or string wrap. 342-0891 or 340-9111 after 6


rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390


Houses/ Duplexes

CAMPBELL AVE. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appls, Den. †HEARTHSTONE† 403-314-0099†

Condos/ Townhouses


103 ADDINGTON DR. 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath. Avail. Aug. 1 403-506-3233


3 bdrm townhouse 2 baths & 5 appls. $1295 + utils. Sorry no pets. Avail. Aug 2. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193


Newer 4 bdrm townhouse with 2.5 baths & 6 appls. $1550. Single GARAGE. Sorry, no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 ALIX, AB, just 30 min. East of Red Deer. 3 bdrm. condo by the lake, avail. now, 403-341-9974

Manufactured Homes


Condos/ Townhouses


AVAIL. Aug. 1, 30 yr. old+ renters only. Clearview townhome, very clean, N/S no cats, small dogs considered. $1350. + utils. 403-391-7807 FOR sale or rent, 4 bdrm R.D. 2.5 bath, 5 appls., garage. $1695/mo, or $350,000 obo Open House Aug. 3, 10-5. 5813-58A St. 403-782-7156 357-7465 GILMORE TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 5 appl. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099


3 bdrm townhouse 1.5 baths 6 appls. $1250 plus util. Avail Aug 1. Sorry no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 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. 15 & Sept. 1 . 403-304-7576 347-7545


2 bdrm 1.5 baths w/6 appls. in 2 storey townhome. $1250. Tenant pays electricity ONLY. Sorry, no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193


11/2 blocks west of hospital!


Rooms For Rent

1 ROOM, $410, All utils incl. Furnished, cable, internet. n/s, working, clean adult only. 587-331-9488 MOUNTVIEW: avail now fully furn bdrms for rent. Working M only. Call 403-396-2468. ROOMS Highland Green fully furn., 6 appls, basic cable and utils. incld., bdrms. keyed, $500/mo., + SD, working only. Avail. immed. 403-342-4604



GAETZ Ave. North 2200 sq. ft. retail space Extremely busy location Phone Gordon 403-350-7619

Warehouse Space


RIVERSIDE DRIVE 4860 sq. ft. dock level warehouse Zoned Light Industrial Phone Gordon 403-350-7619

Garage Space


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

Mobile Lot


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



1 & 2 BDRM. APTS.

Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901. 1 BDRM apt. in quiet bldg, over 40 non smoker, 4616-44 St., good references. Rent $700, $675 D.D. Heat and water incl. Available immed. Ph: 403-341-4627

Exceptional senior residents, for people 40+, that have no children going to school. For sale by owner. 1 bdrm. On main floor. $235,000. Call 403-346-1063

homes 4000-4190


FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer

2 BDRM., 2 bath rural property, 10 mi. S. of R.D. $1200./mo. PLUS 1 bdrm, $750. mo. Both have utils. incld’d. Avail. Aug. 1. Horses privileges avail. 403-396-9808

A Great Location

Adult Bldg. 1 & 2 Bdrm. Units Heat/Water/parking incl’d Call 403-342-2899 BACHELOR SUITE, 5910 55 Ave. Riverside Meadows. No pets, no noise, no partying & over 40 yrs old. Rent $630, s.d. $650. 403-341-4627

4090 4130


Businesses For Sale





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




8 Brand New Homes starting at $179,900


Call for more info call 403-342-4544

Fifth Wheels


1 9 9 9 T R AV E L A I R E Rustler, 26’, 5th wheel, new tires, new axles, Exc. cond. bought new one. $8500 obo phone 403-318-1913


28’, fully loaded, sleeps 9, rarely used, moved only twice, some extras incl. Can be viewed 1/2 km east of Red Deer on Hwy 11 near Balmoral Golf Course. $13,000 obo Phone 403-391-2586

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

Boats & Marine 2007 CHEV 2500 HD 4x4 Crew, loaded, 198,000 km. $10,600.† 403-348-9746



Mason Martin Homes has

2005 SUNVOYAGER 40’, 4 slide-outs, 1 owner, N/S, no pets, $84,800. 780-372-2079



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



24’ LEGEND Pontoon, 135 Merc, dble. biminy w/walls, life jackets, BBQ, balance of 2012 @Sylvan Marina. $42,000. 403-304-6472

14’ ALUMINUM BOAT with 9.9 Mercery Motor, 4 stroke. C.W trailer & canvas boat cover. Best offer. 403-845-3299

Tires, Parts


2006 HONDA Odyssey Acces. Touring FWD, ,DVD,nav. tri-zone air, lthr., $19,888 TOW brackets for 2003 348-8788 Sport & Import Chev Malibu $200 obo 403-755-0785



MINI trailer, custom made, good behind motorcycle $4000 firm 403-845-3299

Auto Wreckers


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




Parkvale adult duplex

2009 YAMAHA Star 1100cc,

bags, shield $7888 348-8788 Sport & Import

and provide details of your claim with

HSBC Trust Company (Canada) at

885 West Georgia Street, 3rd Floor Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8

Holiday Trailers

2005 Cadillac Escalade AWD DVD loaded $19,888 Sport & Import 348-8788

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by

September 4, 2012

has relocated to

1997 FORD F150 reg. cab, green, good cond 318-3040


2004 HARLEY Electra Glide Screaming Eagle 113C.I.,$25,888 348-8788 AB Sport & Import


Pinnacle Estates

Money To Loan

Estate of LLOYD CLAYTON GREGORY who died on March 12, 2012

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 (Blackfalds) Lots From $83,900 .You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555




Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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LAKE FRONT PROPERTY -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres $449,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See #47984.† MLS C3526876. Call 403-519-6773† Email:

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Romney comments about Israel outrage Palestinians BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GDANSK, Poland — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stirred more hard feelings on his foreign tour Monday when he told Jewish donors their culture allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians. Outraged Palestinian leaders suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Romney’s campaign said his remarks were mischaracterized Palestinians said Romney was ignoring Israel’s history of occupation of Palestinian lands and its stringent controls over access to the West Bank and movement of its residents. He did not acknowledge the crippling Israeli economic blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Romney’s remarks in Israel were intended to appeal to Jewish voters in the United States, where a new Gallup Poll showed the former Massachusetts governor running a big deficit in that voting bloc. The survey showed Obama with a 68-25 percentage point lead over the Republican challenger. The three-country trip — Romney continued on to Poland later Monday — was designed to bolster his foreign policy credentials while he challenges President Barack Obama for a November election that remains centred on the struggling U.S. economy. In talking about Israel’s economy, Romney pointed to culture and the “hand of providence.” “As you come here and you see the GDP (gross domestic product) per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” the candidate told

about 40 wealthy donors who breakfasted at the luxurious King David Hotel. Romney sat next to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire U.S. casino owner and deeply committed backer of Israel who has pledged $100 million to help Romney defeat Obama. Reaction to Romney’s remarks was swift. “It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation,” said Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “It seems to me this man (Romney) lacks information, knowledge, vision and understanding of this region and its people,” Erekat added. “He also lacks knowledge about the Israelis themselves. I have not heard any Israeli official speak about cultural superiority.” The economic disparity between the Israelis and the Palestinians is actually much greater than Romney outlined. The World Bank reports Israel had a per capita gross domestic product of about $31,000 in 2011, while the West Bank and Gaza had a per capita GDP of just over $1,500. “As I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things,” Romney said, citing an innovative business climate, the Jewish history of thriving in difficult circumstances and the “hand of providence.” At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said Romney’s comments appeared to have left some people “scratching their heads a little bit.” “One of the challenges of being an actor on the international stage, particularly when you’re travelling to such a sensitive part of the world, is that your comments are very closely scrutinized for meaning, for nuance, for motivation,” he said.



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UN tells government to cease violence BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday singled out Syria’s government for censure, telling it to halt its violent crackdown on the dissidents and rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime, and denounced an armed attack on a convoy carrying the military chief of the U.N. observer mission. Ban noted that his peacekeeping chief, Herve Ladsous, recently went to Syria where he “called on the government to end its use of heavy weapons and demonstrate the commitment to ending the armed violence. Government officials have repeatedly said they would honour these commitments. We are still waiting for them to act.” “The government is adding to its brutal crackdown by attacking heavily populated areas with fighter aircraft and helicopters. The armed opposition groups have also stepped up their attacks,” Ban told reporters on his return from an overseas trip. The U.N.’s military observer force in Syria has been sidelined by the violence and lack of political will in the Security Council. Ban said that more than a dozen armoured vehicles used by the military observers have been destroyed by blasts and shelling, and a convoy carrying the general heading the force was targeted on Sunday. “Yesterday, the convoy of Lt. Gen. (Babacar) Gaye was attack by armed attacks. Fortunately there were no injuries,” Ban said.

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Under Colorado law, defendants are not legally liable for their acts if their minds are so “diseased” that they cannot distinguish between right and wrong. However, the law warns that “care should be taken not to confuse such mental disease or defect with moral obliquity, mental depravity, or passion growing out of anger, revenge, hatred, or other motives, and kindred evil conditions.” Experts say there are two levels of insanity defences. Holmes’ public defenders could argue he is not mentally competent to stand trial. If they cannot convince the court that he is mentally incompetent, and he is convicted, they can try to stave off a possible death penalty by arguing he is mentally ill. Prosecutors will decide whether to seek the death penalty in the coming weeks. Holmes ultimately could enter a plea to the anticipated dozen first-degree murder charges verbally, or his attorneys could enter it for him. Prosecutors may file multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and other charges against Holmes, whom Aurora police say booby-trapped his apartment with the intent to kill any officers responding there. Sam Kamin, a law professor at the University of Denver, said there is “pronounced” evidence that the attack was premeditated, which would seem to make an insanity defence difficult. “But,” he said, “the things that we don’t know are what this case is going to hinge on, and that’s his mental state.” Authorities say Holmes legally purchased four guns before the attack at Denver-area stores — a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun and two pistols. To buy the guns, Holmes had to pass background checks that can take as little as 20 minutes in Colorado.


CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Prosecutors on Monday charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the Colorado theatre rampage that once again opened a national debate over guns. Legal analysts expect the case to be dominated by arguments over his sanity. James Holmes appeared just as dazed as he did in his first court appearance a week ago, but at one point he exchanged a few words with one of his attorneys. Some victims and family members again watched him in the packed courtroom, and before the hearing some clasped their hands and bowed their heads as if in prayer. The July 20 attack at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie left 12 people dead and 58 others injured. Holmes faces two counts for each victim — murder with deliberation and murder with extreme indifference. Both carry a maximum death penalty upon conviction. A former chief deputy district attorney said a conviction under extreme indifference means that any life sentences would have to be served consecutively, not concurrently. Holmes also faces one count of possession of explosives. After his arrest outside the theatre, police said they found his apartment was booby trapped. Unlike Holmes’ first court appearance, Monday’s hearing was not televised. At the request of the defence, District Chief Judge William Sylvester barred video and still cameras, saying expanded coverage

could interfere with Holmes’ right to a fair trial. The judge also has placed a gag order on lawyers and law enforcement, sealing the court file and barring the University of Colorado Denver from releasing public records relating to Holmes’ year there. A consortium of media organizations, including The Associated Press, is challenging Sylvester’s sealing of the court file. Attorneys on Monday also were arguing over a defence motion to find out who leaked information to the media about a package the 24-year-old Holmes allegedly sent to his psychiatrist at the university. Authorities seized the package July 23 after finding it in the mailroom of the medical campus where Holmes studied. Several media outlets reported that it contained a notebook with descriptions of an attack, but Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers said in court papers that the parcel hadn’t been opened by the time the “inaccurate” news reports appeared. On Friday, court papers revealed that Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist at the university. But they did not say how long he was seeing Dr. Lynne Fenton and if it was for a mental illness. An online resume listed schizophrenia as one of her research interests. Holmes allegedly began stockpiling gear for his assault four months ago, and authorities say he bought his weapons in May and June, well before the midnight shooting spree during a showing of the new Batman film. He was arrested by police outside the theatre. “This is not a whodunit,” said Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver. “The only possible defence is insanity.”

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Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2012 and the 2011 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim based on 2012 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. See dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, § The Summer Clearance Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after July 4th, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$37,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (26E) only. $20,598 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport (23B+4XA) only and includes $3,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $17,798 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport (25D+C7) only and includes $1,750 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler (23B+4XA)/2012 Jeep Patriot (25D+C7)/2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (26E) models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Examples: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (26E)/2012 Jeep Wrangler (23B+4XA)/2012 Jeep Patriot (25D+C7) with a Purchase Price of $37,998/$20,598/$17,798 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $222/$120/$104 with a cost of borrowing of $8,124/$4,404/$3,805 and a total obligation of $46,122/$25,002/$21,603. Pricing includes freight ($1,400-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $51,845. 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,965. 2012 Jeep Patriot Limited 4x4 with optional Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $24,995. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ¥Based on automotive awards for SUVs 1974 to 2011. ♠Based on Ward’s 2012 Middle Sport/Utility Vehicle Segmentation. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel economy will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Hwy 8.8 L/100 km (32 MPG) and City: 13.0 L/100 km (22 MPG). 2012 Jeep Wrangler – Hwy: 9.3 L/100 km (30 MPG) and City: 12.7 L/100 km (22 MPG). 2012 Jeep Patriot 4X2 – Hwy: 7.0 L/100 km (40 MPG) and City: 9.0 L/100 km (31 MPG). ±Based on Ward’s 2012 Middle Sport/Utility Segmentation. Excludes other vehicles designed and manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland shown.§








• Canada’s #1 selling mid-sized SUV♠ • 3.6 L PentastarTM VVT V6 delivering 290 HP • Unsurpassed 4x4 V6 highway fuel economy♠: HWY: 8.8 L/100 KM/CITY: 13.0 L/100 KM¤ • Over 1,000 kilometre driving range on a single tank of gas




9.3 L/100 KM HWY¤






2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara shown.§


• 3.6 L PentastarTM VVT V6 with 285 HP • Only true 4x4 off-road convertible • Removable doors • Fold-down windshield

7.0 L/100 KM HWY¤




(With side seat air bags.)


2012 Jeep Patriot Limited 4x4 with optional Freedom Drive II® Off-Road Group shown.§

• Most capable SUV in its Class with available Freedom Drive II • Best-in-Class rear seat legroom± • Premium interior with soft touch surfaces • Fuel economy of a compact car



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Red Deer Advocate, July 31, 2012  

July 31, 2012 edition of the Red Deer Advocate