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Seeing the wrong end of homelessness WE WILL DEAL FOREVER WITH THE FALLOUT OF A HOMELESS POPULATION IF WE DON’T PREVENT THE ABUSE AND NEGLECT THAT DRIVES WOUNDED PEOPLE ONTO THE STREETS This is a first in a five-part series on the homeless in Red Deer. On Tuesday, we look at the success of the Buffalo Hotel housing project. BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Front-line workers know more than anyone what homeless looks like in Red Deer. They are the ones who serve hot lunches, hand out harm reduction supplies and prepare shelter beds every day. But one day, they want to be out of a job. While they applauded when the City of Red Deer officially launched its efforts to tackle homelessness, they understand that the social issue is complex and cannot be eradicated overnight. Ashley Fleming, Central Alberta AlDS Network Society’s NightReach program manager, said the city’s plan to end homelessness is a start but is not a complete picture. She says it does not address the “trauma” that so many street people have experienced and that has played a part in where they are today. Fleming says she hears a common thread of severe trauma and abuse, much of which is sexual abuse, in the stories coming from her clients. Fleming oversees and participates in the two-person NightReach crew that patrols the city’s streets every night handing out harm reduction supplies to the street community. Fleming said the plan has some early intervention aspects in it but does not call attention to childhood exploitation. Fleming said there is not enough emphasis on the prevention of child sexual abuse or in providing support for victims. “A lot of people are not really aware how rampant it is and how much the street community has been affected by it,” she said. Fleming heard at a recent social work conference in Red Deer that it takes seven years of intense one-on-one therapy to address one significant childhood trauma in someone’s life. She said the key is partnering with organizations that work specifically with children or work specifically with people who have been victims of abuse and sexual abuse. “Right now, we’re focusing so much on the homeless issue of homelessness,” she said. “And we’re not focused as much on the trauma related to it. We understand the addictions portion and we understand the mental health portion. I don’t think we’re addressing that as much as we need to.”

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Ashley Fleming of the Central Alberta AIDS Network Society Nightreach program readies her backpack with supplies for a night on Red Deer’s streets.



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Province restricts fishing MONTHS AFTER SPILL FOULED RED DEER RIVER AND DICKSON DAM BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF Anglers face catch-and-release restrictions two months after an oil spill fouled the Red Deer River and Dickson Dam, the province announced on Friday. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will assess fish populations and aquatic ecosystem health through various sampling and monitoring programs on the main stem of the Red Deer River, upstream of Dickson Dam, including Gleniffer Lake and Dickson Trout Pond, to Banff National Park boundary and all flowing tributary waters. The zero harvest restriction, which takes effect on Tuesday, will be in place for the remainder of the 2012 to 2013 angling season to allow officials to productively study the fish. The announcement of the restriction two months after 3,000 barrels (475,000 litres) of light sour crude oil was released into the Red Deer River from a rupture Plains Midstream Canada pipeline about one km north of Sundre is questionable, local fishing outfitters say. For 16 years, Dave Jensen has operated Flyfish Alberta, a local company that hosts guided flyfishing trips on the Red Deer River.

He said the catch-and-release restriction two months after the spill indicates that there are few things happening when it comes to environmental protection. He adds that the Fisheries Management Branch is reactionary to the things that happen. “The fact that the government takes so long to make a decision on ‘Hey, maybe we should make this a catchand-release’ tells you about the larger picture,” Jensen said. “It has taken two months for something so obvious to happen and it is just reflective on how these things work,” he said. “Is this something that could have happened immediately but didn’t? Yes.” But the study, which will analyze fish tissue for contaminants, changes to fish biology, ecology or physiology is merely “proactive and precautionary,” Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development spokesperson Jessica Potter said. “The program itself is going into effect right now. The first priority is to clean up the problem. We tested the water itself and now it is a matter on determining if there are longterm impacts to the fish.” Potter said fishers shouldn’t be concerned if they consumed the fish prior to the catch-andrelease restriction issued on

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Fishing guide Garry Pierce of Tailwater Drifters holds a brown trout caught on the Lower Red Deer River, below the Dickson Dam. He’s concerned about damage to spawning grounds caused by the oil pipeline leak in June. Friday. It is unknown what action the government would take if the fish were found to be impacted by the spill. “I don’t want to speculate on the what if,” Potter said. “I think it is important for us to get the study underway and once those results are in, we will determine the next step.” The Red Deer River and its tributaries are home to various species of fish, including bull trout, brown trout and Rocky Mountain white fish. Walleye and pike can be found in Gleniffer Lake. Garry Pierce has been run-

ning his business Tailwater Drifters, a fishing guide company on the Red Deer River, for 16 years. “I have been on this river since I was a young boy, it’s my whole life,” he said. He said it’s going to take the government a full season to compile proper data. “Spawning grounds for the fish require clean, oxygenated water, which I am sure we have lost. “The fish will go through their annual spawning naturally but with the contamination in the gravel, who knows if those eggs will ever hatch?” he said.

Pierce is not only concerned about impacts to recreation and his business, but also about conservation and the well-being of the habitat. “Nothing will ever be the same after a disaster like this, it just doesn’t make sense,” he said. The catch-and-release restrictions do not apply to the Burnstick Lake or the stocked trout lakes and ponds, such as Beaver Lake, Birch Lake, Dormer Lake, Eagle Lake and Yellowhead Lake. More information can be found at www.mywildalberta. ca.

Recent rainfall raises spectre of West Nile virus BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF Recent rain in Central Alberta may not have dampened summer festivities but it does make for ideal mosquito breeding grounds. More than just an itchy bother, mosquitoes can also carry strains of West Nile virus. Although there are no reports of West Nile in the province, Alberta Health Services has issued information on how people should protect themselves after cases were detected in neighbouring provinces. Alberta Health Services Central Zone Medical Officer Dr. Digby Horne said on Friday that there is a risk for cases in Alberta. “I know that Canadian Blood Services recently identified cases in Ontario


chills, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, rashes on the skin, swollen glands and headache. In more serious cases, symptoms include tremors, drowsiness, confusion, difficulty swallowing, high fever and death. This is why Alberta Health Services continues to remind the public about taking precautionary measures such as wearing mosquito repellent containing DEET and wearing long-sleeved, light-coloured shirts and pants. People should also consider staying indoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. In 2011, 102 cases of West Nile virus were confirmed in Canada. For more information, visit www. or call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-5465.

AFTER BEING BITTEN BY AN INFECTED MOSQUITO, A PERSON CAN BECOME INFECTED WITH WEST NILE NONNEUROLOGICAL SYNDROME. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE, FEVER, CHILLS, NAUSEA, VOMITING, TIREDNESS, RASHES ON THE SKIN, SWOLLEN GLANDS AND HEADACHE. and Manitoba and I haven’t heard of any cases in Alberta at this time but theoretically the potential is there,” he said. Culex tarsalis, the principal mosquito carrying the infection, typically has population peaks in the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August. Horne said that no mosquito testing is done in Alberta, however, bird deaths may be investigated for West

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HOMELESS: Setting up people to fail “Partially because I think we are unsure of how to deal with it on such a large scale. “Trauma is something we need to look at individually. All of these programs are trying to look at groups of people. It’s a little bit of a disconnect.” Fleming added that the foster care system, correctional systems and cuts to Native Friendship Centre youth programming are hugely influential. “I cannot stress enough that discharging people from foster care and jail, which are extremely controlled environments where everything is provided, onto the streets with minimal supports or life skills training is simply setting them up to fail,” said Fleming. Rose Hatfield, the 49th Street Youth Shelter program director agreed that more early intervention programs are needed. She said the majority of youth who come into the shelter usually come from homes where there has been conflict for a while before things fell apart. “If we could get some supports in place to help with families,” she said. “Education, resources. Of

course, we need appropriate funding that would possibly get them into a longer-term placement. But ideally, the goal of the shelter is to assist youth and families with youth remaining in their homes.” The shelter opened with four beds in 1992, and expanded to eight beds in 1999. Hatfield said it is not realistic to say there will never be a homeless person in Red Deer. She said it is more realistic to provide more resources to people who are homeless or on the edge of being homeless. “I think we’re certainly going to achieve that,” she said. “You need housing, some funding, resources such as actual people who will go out and connect with these people and help them find their way to the resources.” Meanwhile, the city’s 43 shelter beds at People’s Place and Safe Harbour’s mat program continue to be filled night after night. And when the Winter Inn is operational during the cold months, it is also bursting at the seams. Stacey Carmichael, Safe Harbour’s director of programs, said the number of homeless in the city has been fairly consistent but they do no have the data to back it up entirely. While many agencies do their own count of clients who access their services, the numbers do not take into account the people who “couch surf,” staying at friends’ places, or those who do not access the city’s support services. “I think we’ve reduced a little bit, perhaps,” said Carmichael. “People are still coming.” Carmichael said resources including funding to

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 A3 agencies and access to housing are the keys to turning the plan into a reality. She said the first focus is get those people housed who have been homeless for many years. “We’re certainly getting a handle on that,” said Carmichael. “At Safe Harbour, we’re housing some of those people and we have for several years. We’re getting to a point where we can start looking at some less chronic homeless people.” Carmichael said the municipality is doing a lot behind the scenes to tackle a complex issue that cannot be fixed overnight. One of the biggest challenges for the case managers who work with the homeless is finding homes in the community. “There’s a fairly low vacancy rate in Red Deer so it’s difficult for anybody to find housing, let alone anyone who might come in with some barriers,” said Carmichael. “We need to keep working together and we will overcome this issue.”

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Redford outraged at spending allegations involving bureaucrat BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Premier Alison Redford says she is outraged that a senior Alberta Health Services official racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses for everything from fancy meals to car repairs. Chief financial officer Allaudin Merali stepped down this week after documents showed he filed expenses totalling $346,000 when he worked for the Capital Health Region. That total included $1,750 for repairs to his Mercedes. Redford says she thinks the numbers are “terribly high.” She says if Alberta Health Services had not dealt with Merali, she says her government would have. Redford says if AHS board member Sheila Weatherill had

not resigned in the wake of Merali’s departure, the province would have removed her from the board. Weatherill had signed off on many of Merali’s expense claims when she was chief executive officer of the Captial Health Region. Health Minister Fred Horne has noted that Merali’s expenses fell within allowable guidelines at the time. However, when the health regions were dissolved and Alberta Health Services created, the board of directors re-vamped existing policies, and requested new ones pertaining to travel, hospitality and conflict of interest. “These were business decisions that were made in the Capital Health Region system some five years ago, well before I was even elected,” Redford said Friday. “I am bringing change to these organizations. We know that in Al-

berta Health Services now that there are strict controls in place with respect to these sort of expenses. “We’ve asked the auditor general to take a look at this further to make sure they are as strict as they possibly can be.” Horne has said he didn’t know about Merali’s previous troubles over similar spending when he was a health consultant in Ontario three years ago. In Ontario, documents revealed Merali was among a number of health consultants charging thousands of dollars to taxpayers for meals and perks — in his case $76,000 a month. Opposition politicians and health lobby groups have said Horne should have known about Merali’s background, given that he had been hired as AHS’s chief financial officer.

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Bieber ‘wrong’ about free gas OFFER TO TRACE SINGER’S HERITAGE THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Having some First Nations heritage won’t let Justin Bieber fill up his car for free, but it will get the Canadian pop star some help tracing his family tree. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is offering to help the 18-yearold singing sensation find out more about his native ancestry, while giving him the benefit of the doubt over his comments to Rolling Stone magazine. A story in the magazine’s August edition quotes Bieber as saying he thinks his native heritage entitles him to a free pass at the pump. “I’m actually part Indian,� Bieber told Rolling Stone. “I think Inuit or something? I’m enough per cent that in Canada I can get free gas.� But the Congress, which represents offreserve status and nonstatus Metis and First Nations Canadians throughout Canada, says it’s simply not true that aboriginal people get to fill up for free. “These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal Peoples in Canada struggle with every day,� National Chief Betty Ann Lavallee said in a statement. “It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. “This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said.� The singer’s comment sparked an online backlash, but the Congress is urging people to go easy on Bieber. “Given that Mr. Bieber is still a young man, and unaware of the facts here, I personally don’t think he should be beat up over this comment,� said Vice Chief Dwight Dorey. “We don’t think he was trying to be malicious, or making a joke of aboriginal issues.� The Congress has offered to help the young star from Stratford, Ont., trace his roots. “It’s important for someone to know where they come from, which helps give them a better understanding of where they are going,� Lavallee said.

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OTTAWA — The federal government says an environmental assessment and report on the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project across British Columbia and Alberta must be completed by the end of next year. In a letter to the joint review panel examining the $6-billion proposal, Environment Minister Peter Kent and National Energy Board chairman Gaetan Caron set a deadline of Dec. 31, 2013 for the report. The new deadline, announced Friday, is required to comply with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Harper government’s omnibus budget legislation passed earlier this year. The legislation included numerous bills that the Conservatives wanted to pass after winning

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — Syria reached out to its powerful ally Russia on Friday, as senior officials pleaded with Moscow for financial loans and supplies of oil products — an indication that international sanctions are squeezing President Bashar Assad’s regime. The signs of desperation came as resilient rebels fought regime forces in the Syrian capital only two weeks after the government crushed a revolt there. The renewed battles in Damascus show that Assad’s victories could be fleeting as armed opposition groups regroup and resurge. “The fighting in Damascus today proves that this revolution cannot be extinguished,” said activist Abu Qais al-Shami. “The rebels may be forced to retreat because of the regime’s use of heavy weaponry but they will always come back.” Syria is thought to be burning quickly through the $17 billion in foreign reserves that the government was believed to have at the start of Assad’s crackdown on a popular uprising that erupted in March 2011. The conflict has turned into a civil war, and rights activists estimate more than 19,000 people. Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil, who has led a delegation of several Cabinet ministers to Moscow over the past few days, told reporters Friday that they requested a Russian loan

SYRIA to replenish Syria’s hard currency reserves, which have been depleted by a U.S. and European Union embargo on Syrian exports. He said Damascus also wants to get diesel oil and other oil products from Russia in exchange for crude supplies. “We are experiencing shortages of diesel oil and gas for heating purposes,” Syrian Oil Minister Said Maza Hanidi said in Moscow. “This unfair blockade has hurt all layers of the population.” The Syrian regime has blamed sanctions for shortages that have left Syrians across the country standing in long lines to pay inflated prices for cooking gas, fuel, sugar and other staples. Syrian officials refused to mention specific figures but said that deals with Moscow could be finalized within weeks. There was no immediate comment from the Russian government. While the Syrian delegation was holding talks in Moscow, a squadron of Russian warships was approaching Syria’s port of Tartus, the only naval base Russia has outside the former Soviet Union. Russian news agencies reported that two of the three amphibious assault ships will call at Tartus while the third will cast anchor just outside the port. They said that each of the three ships is carrying about 120 marines

backed by armoured vehicles. It wasn’t immediately clear whether some of the marines will stay to protect Tartus. Some Russian media said the marines were supposed to ensure a safe evacuation of Russian personnel and navy equipment from the base if necessary. Russia has protected Syria from U.N. sanctions and continued to supply it with weapons throughout the conflict. The Kremlin, backed by fellow veto-wielding U.N. Security Council member China, has blocked any plans that would call on Assad to step down. On Friday, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly denounced Syria’s crackdown in a symbolic effort meant to push the deadlocked Security Council and the world at large into action on stopping the civil war. Before the vote, Secretary-General Ban KiMoon accused the Syrian regime of possible war crimes and drew comparisons between the failure to act in Syria with the international community’s failure to protect people from past genocide in Srebrenica and Rwanda. “The conflict in Syria is a test of everything this organization stands for,” Ban said. “I do not want today’s United Nations to fail that test.” Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari called the resolution’s main sponsors, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, “despotic oligarchies.” “The draft resolu-

tion will have no impact whatsoever. It is a piece of theatre,” he told reporters after the vote. And Iran’s No. 2 ambassador, Eshagh Alehabib, called the resolution “one-sided.” Assad’s regime stands accused of a number of massacres in which hundreds of civilians, including women and children, were killed. The Syrian government blames gunmen driven by a foreign agenda for the killings, but the U.N. and other witnesses have confirmed that at least some were carried out by proregime vigilante groups, known as shabiha. But the recent emergence of videos showing summary executions committed by rebel forces — albeit on a far smaller scale than the regime’s alleged atrocities — is making it more difficult for the Syrian opposition to claim the moral high ground. With the civil war becoming increasingly vicious, chances for a diplomatic solution were fading after the resignation Thursday of Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria. Annan cited divisions within the Security Council preventing a united approach to stop the fighting.

Revolutionary Guard wary of ‘soft war’ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN, Iran — The chief commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard said Friday that the biggest threat to his country is a “soft war” launched by enemies to force the Islamic Republic to give up its nuclear program. In comments posted on the Guard’s website, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran is in a “sensitive and fateful period” in its history. He did not define the term “soft war,” but it likely implies non-military measures like economic sanctions, espionage and attacks on computer networks. Tehran says the West has begun a “heavy battle” with Iran by tightening sanctions over its disputed nuclear program, but has vowed that sanctions and diplomatic pressure will not force it to recalculate its plans or halt the nuclear program. The West accuses Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, a charge Tehran denies. Also on Friday, Israeli daily Haaretz reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Israeli defence officials of trying to shirk their responsibility in preparing for a possible attack on Iran, the Jewish state’s arch enemy. Anonymous officials present at the closed meeting were quoted as saying that Netanyahu accused them of worrying about a possible government inquiry into their role in a possible strike over the nuclear program. According to the report, Netanyahu told Israeli officials he would prefer the U.S., not Israel, strike Iran, but saw it as highly unlikely the U.S. would do so in the current climate. The Prime Minister also expects a missile strike on Israel from Iran in either case, the report said, implying he prefers an Israeli strike.


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ATLANTA — Gay rights activists were kissing at Chick-fil-A stores across the U.S. on Friday, just days after the company set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain president’s opposition to gay marriage. Meanwhile, police were investigating graffiti at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Southern California. The graffiti on the side of a restaurant in Torrance said “Tastes like hate” and had a picture of a cow. No one has been arrested. The flap began last month when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told a religious publication that the company backed “the biblical definition of a family” and later said: “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’.” The statement infuriated gay marriage supporters, who planned the so-called kiss-in protests. To counter that demonstration, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister and Fox News talk show host, declared Wednesday a Chick-fil-A appreciation day. Julie Romano, an organizer at the Decatur, Georgia, store, just outside Atlanta, and opposes Cathy’s stance, said she thinks the company president “is operating with cafeteria-style religion and a lot of people, extremist like him are, they pick and choose what it is they want to believe.” “As my sign said, Jesus said nothing about homosexuality. And Christianity is about loving people.”




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Cabinet, Alberta Health in crisis again GOVERNMENT LEADERS’ BEHAVIOUR REFLECTS LACK OF RESPECT FOR TAXPAYERS’ HARD-EARNED MONEY The saga of Allaudin Merali is a dark watershed moment for Alberta’s Conservative government. It exposes not just incompetence but a government that is running scared. For two months until Wednesday, Merali was the chief financial officer for AlJOE berta Health. MCLAUGHLIN This was his second tour of duty as a senior health manager in Alberta. Merali left this week after CBC’s brilliant investigative reporter Charles Rusnell compiled a damning dossier detailing his lavish personal spending on the taxpayers’ dime. The government learned that Rusnell’s report was scheduled for TV broadcast on Wednesday evening and quickly cobbled together a deal to usher Merali out the door. Deals done in haste to protect a government’s political standing almost invariably extract a high toll from taxpayers. Thanks to Rusnell’s reporting, we know about personal expense claims


submitted by Merali and paid by Albertans when he was the chief financial officer of the defunct Capital Health. He ate out frequently and lavishly at taxpayers’ expense. One year, he charged $346,208 for personal expenses, which included fancy meals two or three times a week. One dinner in 2005 cost taxpayers $1,600. Another day, he charged $406 for lunch and $180 for taxis. Merali also charged the government $2,000 to install a phone in his car and $1,750 for vehicle repairs. At the time, he was earning more than $400,000 a year. When Capital Health folded under government restructuring in August 2008, Merali moved to east. He worked as a consultant for the Ontario government, earning $2,700 a day. That fat-cat stipend didn’t stop him from claiming additional money for trivial items like muffins or soft drinks. The Alberta government must have, or should have known about his fondness for spending hard-earned tax dollars for personal pleasure, but they still invited him back. Until they realized that his habits were about to become public knowledge, that is. Then he had to be cut loose in a hurry. The government won’t say whether

Merali was fired or resigned. We know that a separation agreement had not been negotiated when he was ushered out the door on Wednesday. We can be certain it will be expensive; he was earning far more than Premier Alison Redford. Merali abruptly left on Wednesday afternoon, hours before CBC News broadcast the story detailing his lavish spending habits. That agreement was sewn up hastily to get ahead of the news. Chris Mazurkewich, the acting top executive with Alberta Health, acknowledged that political optics ruled the day. “We were concerned that it would detract from his ability to act as CFO (chief financial officer) and we’ve taken difficult but necessary steps to ensure public confidence.” Mazurkewich and his political masters are delusional if they think anything surrounding Merali’s tenure inspires the slightest flicker of public confidence. The timing of this debacle could scarcely have been worse for Redford. She was supposed to be the savvy, sophisticated leader who would make Albertans forget about the stumbling, bumbling tenure Ed Stelmach. The Merali fiasco looks like more of the same. His embarrassing ouster also came one day after Redford’s government

revealed that across-the-board service cuts are looming unless petroleum prices return to the $100 a barrel range levels that were projected in the spring budget. The floundering global economy is driving down demand for oil. There does not seem any conceivable way that the government will reach its targets. Every dollar that the global oil price falls below the government’s budget estimate diminishes provincial revenues by $233 million annually. In June, oil prices dropped to $80 a barrel, 20 per cent below the government’s spring projection. They recovered somewhat, but have fallen again this week, trading below $88 a barrel. That means spending and service cuts are in the offing, as Finance Minister Doug Horner hinted this week. Alberta Health is by far the government’s biggest spender, allocated $10.2 billion in this year’s budget. That’s more than $1 million an hour, every day of the year. Those sums make Merali’s spending habits pale into insignificance. But if we can’t get the people at the top of the government pyramid to respect the value of a dollar, how can we hope for prudent, principled leadership? Joe McLaughlin is the retired former managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Bad days in Burma NOBODY SUPPORTING THE ROHINGYA, A MUSLIM MINORITY COMMUNITY At last somebody in an official position has said something. United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for an independent investigation into claims that Burmese security forces are systematically targeting the Rohingya, a Muslim minority community living in the Arakan region. Even the Burmese government says at least 78 Rohingya were murdered; their own community leaders say 650 have been killed. Nobody disputes the fact that about 100,000 Rohingyas (out of a population of 800,000) are now internal refugees in Burma, while others have fled across the border into Bangladesh. As you would expect, the Buddhist monks of Burma GWYNNE have stood up to be counted. DYER Unfortunately, this time they are standing on the wrong side. This is perplexing. When the Pope lectures the world about morality, few non-Catholics pay attention. When Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran instructs the world about good and evil, most people who aren’t Shia Muslims just shrug. But Buddhist leaders are given more respect, because most people think that Buddhism really is a religion of tolerance and peace. When the Dalai Lama speaks out about injustice, people listen. Most of them don’t share his beliefs, and they probably won’t act on his words, but they listen with respect. But he hasn’t said anything at all about what is happening to the Rohingyas — and neither has any other Buddhist leader of note. To be fair, the Dalai Lama is Tibetan, not Burmese, but he is not usually so reserved in his judgements. As for Burma’s own Buddhist monks, they have been heroes in that nation’s long struggle against tyranny — so it’s disorienting to see them behaving like oppressors themselves. Buddhist monks are standing outside the refugee camps in Arakan, turning away people who are trying to bring food and other aid to the Rohingya. Two important Buddhist organizations in the region, the Young Monks’ Association of Sittwe and the Mrauk U Monks’ Association, have urged locals to have no dealings with them. One pamphlet distributed by the monks says the Rohingya are “cruel by nature”. And Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the woman who spent two decades under house arrest for defying the generals — the woman who may one day be Burma’s first democratically elected prime minister — has declined to offer any support or comfort to the Rohingyas either. Recently a foreign journalist asked her whether


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Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, walks to sign on a registration book as she arrives to attend a regular session of the parliament at Myanmar’s Lower House in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, this week. She has declined to offer any support to the Rohingyas. she regarded Rohingyas as citizens of Burma. “I do not know,” she prevaricated. “We have to be very clear about what the laws of citizenship are and who are entitled to them.” If she were honest, she would have replied: “Of course the Rohingya are citizens, but I dare not say so. The military are finally giving up power, and I want to win the 2015 election. I won’t win any votes by defending the rights of Burmese Muslims.” Nelson Mandela, with whom she is often compared, would never have said anything like that, but it’s a failure of courage on her part that has nothing to do with her religion. Religious belief and moral behaviour don’t automatically go together, and nationalism often trumps both of them. So let’s stop being astonished that Buddhists behave badly and just consider what’s really happening in Burma. The ancestors of the Rohingya settled in the Arakan region between the 14th and 18th centuries, long before the main wave of Indian immigrants arrived in Burma after it was conquered by the British empire during the 19th century. By the 1930s the new Indian arrivals were a majority in most big Burmese cities, and dominated the commercial sector of the economy. Burmese resentment, naturally, was intense. The Japanese invasion of Burma during the Second World War drove out most of those Indian immigrants, but the Burmese fear and hatred of “foreigners” in their midst remained, and it then turned against the Rohingya. They were targeted mainly because they were perceived as “foreigners”, but the fact that they were Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country

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made them seem even more alien. The Rohingya of Arakan were poor farmers, just like their Buddhist neighbours, and their right to Burmese citizenship was unquestioned until the Burmese military seized power in 1962. However, the army attacked the Rohingya and drove some 200,000 of them across the border into Bangladesh in 1978, in a campaign marked by widespread killings, mass rape and the destruction of mosques. The military dictator of the day, Ne Win, revoked the citizenship of all Rohingyas in 1982, and other new laws forbade them to travel without official permission, banned them from owning land, and required newly married couples to sign a commitment to have no more than two children. Another military campaign drove a further quarter-million Rohingyas into Bangladesh in 1990-91. And now this. On Sunday former general Thein Sein, the transitional president of Burma, replied to UN human rights chief Navi Pillay: “We will take responsibilities for our ethnic people but it is impossible to accept the illegally entered Rohingyas who are not our ethnicity.” Some other country must take them all, he said. But the Rohingya did not “enter illegally”, and there are a dozen “ethnicities” in Burma. What drives this policy is fear, greed and ignorance — exploited, as usual, by politicians pandering to nationalist passions and religious prejudice. Being Buddhist, it turns out, doesn’t stop you from falling for all that. Surprise. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Capitalism going wrong, really wrong There is clearly something wrong with our capitalist system. The scale of unethical and illegal behaviour by corporate executives appears to be growing while rich executive compensation means business leaders are leaping ahead of the rest of society in economic gains. Much of the focus is on the behaviour of bankers in the big financial centres of London and New York. Scrutiny of the financial world is certainly needed. But the bankers are not alone in abusing public trust; other industries, from credit cards to pharmaceuticals, are also being exposed for unethiDAVID cal or illegal behaviour. CRANE In the U.S., Visa and MasterCard have agreed to pay more than US$6 billion to scores of retailers, as well as providing temporary fee relief worth another US$1.2 billion, for uncompetitive behaviour. In Canada, the Competition Tribunal last month completed a hearing on charges of anti-competitive behaviour by Visa and MasterCard, with a finding expected in the near future. The Competition Bureau charged that credit card fees paid by merchants in Canada are “among the highest in the world” and that conditions imposed by the two companies are uncompetitive. Pharmaceutical companies are also facing huge fines for unethical and illegal behaviour, especially in the U.S. Johnson & Johnson could be facing criminal fines of up to US$2.2 billion for illegal marketing.


GlaxoSmithKline was fined US$3 billion earlier this month for illegal marketing, Abbott Laboratories was fined US$1.5 billion for illegal activities in May, and Merck was fined $1 billion last November for similar illegal actions. In Canada, we have had other actions, though on a smaller scale. Suncor Energy and other oil companies pleaded guilty to price fixing in several Ontario communities. Bell Canada was fined $10 million, the maximum allowed under the Competition Act, for misleading advertising. Whirlpool Canada was forced to provide rebates to customers for a misleading mail-in rebate promotion, Panasonic Corp. was fined $1.5 million for price-fixing and Solvay Chemicals was also fined $2.5 million for price-fixing. But the biggest recent scandal has emerged in London, where Barclays, the big British bank, has been fined US$460 million for fraudulently fixing the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), which is the benchmark for loans made all over the world. Investigations could lead to 12 big banks publicly linked to the Libor scandal to face fines as high as US$22 billion, according to Morgan Stanley. Money-laundering is another ethical and legal failure. Last year Wachovia, now part of Wells Fargo, was fined $160 million for helping Mexican drug cartels launder money. Earlier this year ING was fined US$619 million for helping Iranian and Cuban companies move billions of dollars through the U.S. financial system, contrary to U.S. sanctions. And now HSBC has been found to have helped Mexican drug cartels launder significant sums. Now, a preliminary report from the International Organization of Securities Commissions for the G-20 has found that the Price Reporting Agencies for

benchmark oil prices, which are widely used as references for transactions in various oil markets, could be “susceptible to manipulation or distortion.” One indication that capitalism is in trouble is the establishment of the Henry Jackson Initiative, a trans-Atlantic group of business leaders, whose goal is to restore integrity to the capitalist system. The forum, which is co-chaired by Dominic Barton, the Canadian-born global managing director of McKinsey & Co., and Lynn Forrester de Rothschild, chief executive of the investment firm E.L. Rothschild., includes two other Canadians — Robert Greenhill, managing director of the World Economic Forum, and Jim Leech, president of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund. The group’s starting point is that while capitalism is the best system to advance human progress, the system has spawned unethical practices and growing inequality and is in urgent need of repair. In a recent report — Towards a More Inclusive Capitalism — the group argued that “improving the ethics of the business world is fundamental to solving capitalism’s current problems.” The group stressed that the 2008 banking crisis, which triggered an even bigger global economic crisis was “mostly unethical rather than illegal.” Ultimately, of course, ethics are at the heart of behaviour. But if capitalism is to regain public trust better regulation is needed, the incentive systems that reward executives need revision so they pursue the long-term interests of their companies rather than short-termism for immediate rewards, and capitalism has to show that it can lead to a more equitable society by creating greater opportunity and fairness rather than increasing inequality. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached

disqualification for an illegal crossing during the women’s cycling team sprint. But with athletics running over this weekend, Britain’s cherished heptathlete Jessica Ennis might put a pretty face on the front pages still. Whichever way the scales tip, anticipating the successes and disappointments makes me eager to cash in my tickets for the beach volleyball this Saturday. If there is one sport guaranteed to make the front page of most newspapers every day, it is women’s volleyball. Closeups on bikini bottoms and too-well orchestrated stretching shots are the go-to holding images for tabloid papers like The Sun, for whom sales are no doubt record breaking. It seems everyone’s Top Gun fantasies are coming to life. In fact, despite warnings to steer clear of the city and fears about the G45 security fiasco, the Brits are thoroughly consumed by the events. The enthusiasm about the games is contagious, and the workplace is far more interesting with the regular nail-biting breaks. So far, it’s all going off without a glitch and the cynics have little to criticize. Even the transport system is keeping its head above water. London’s population was estimated to increase by a million, but I’ve actually been making it to work earlier than usual since it all kicked off. That could be set to change as the most antici-

pated event takes place this weekend. Sunday will feature the men’s 100-metre final, but I’m hopeful the tubes will bolt into action as efficiently as Usain. I’m also keeping a keen eye on the Canadians, who are yet to take the podium for gold. I hear Mary Spencer packs a lot of promise for women’s boxing, so Canada’s odds might turn around when that series takes off this weekend. Canada maintains a respected population around the globe for its benevolent peace-making status, but I’d like nothing more than to see my home nation come to life and show the world we’ve got a little red blood in us, too. Meanwhile, as my city hosts the Olympic rings, I’m also thrilled to announce that I’m sporting new metal myself. During a brief holiday to New York last week, my boyfriend (I’m still adjusting to the word fiancé) shocked and delighted me by getting down on one knee. Like the Olympic emblem, the ring is just a symbol (albeit a beautiful one) of perseverance and victory — both as an individual and a team. The real proof is in the living, and all the positivity surrounding me over the last few weeks makes me increasingly optimistic about the future. Brit Kennedy grew up in Red Deer and graduated from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. She attended university in Scotland and is now living and working in London, England.

Ring around the Olympic expectations The Olympic rings are hanging from Tower Bridge, London’s most iconic landmark, like a promise of eternal change for the city. A week into the games and country-wide optimism had settled over us like the blanket clouds typical of a British sky — except now we really do want it to rain down big, gold medals. Wednesday this week marked Britain’s first gold medal — and, shortly after, our second. The first was an unexpected success by women’s pair Helen Glover and BRIT Heather Stanning in rowing, KENNEDY crossing the finish line nearly a boat’s length ahead of the silver medalists. Our second gold went to Bradley Wiggins for the men’s timed trial in road cycling. By far Britain’s biggest Olympic hopeful, he fulfilled every expectation when he secured his fourth Olympic gold on Wednesday. Move to Thursday and we secured a further three gold medals between the men’s team sprint in London’s Velodrome, the men’s canoe slalom and double trap shooting. Cautious of bragging, I feel compelled to point out that the majority of the U.K.’s strongest events are seated sports. Devoted hours in the pub have no doubt helped us fine-tune our upper body strength — especially the traditional English gents who can do hundreds of reps with a pint glass in a single evening. Joking aside, Britain’s gold medal tally as I write this is six and we boast a total of 16, which has seen us to sixth place on the leaderboard. The home advantage is clearly playing out well with some of the country’s greatest Olympic results in history. However, Britain’s favourite sweethearts have yet to make a mark. Swimming champion Rebecca Adlington did secure bronze in the 400-metre freestyle swim, but a nation hungry for gold hardly registered her in the next day’s headlines. The stunning and frequently photographed Victoria Pendleton has come off even worse, with a


Peas in pods and letters in cement I like peas. Scratch that. I REALLY like peas. That’s how I ended up standing in front of the house I grew up in, and that’s how I ended up finding something that I had entirely forgotten that I knew about, and that had meant so much to me so long ago. It’s funny how it’s often the little things in life that get to you. That make you slow down for a minute, so that you aren’t tripping all over yourself, and just stop and stand there like a dummy. Except that at that moment even though you look like a dolt, you are, for a little while realizing that all is right with the universe and that for once you are comfortable in your own skin. I can hear you going: “All that because of peas? Like, HARLEY garden-type peas?” Well, yes, HAY sort of. Not those new-fangled snap peas where you eat the whole thing, the old fashioned ones with those little green pearls of yummy-ness inside big green pods. I hadn’t been to the Farmer’s Market yet this year, and last Saturday when I suddenly realized that I was missing out on pea season I headed on down to what I still call the “old fairgrounds”. As I may have mentioned several dozen times before, I had a happy childhood growing up in the downtown area called Parkvale, right beside the old fairgrounds where the old Arena still stands. Then, I could see the entire fairgrounds and the mighty grandstand bleachers and the oval racing track perfectly from the second floor windows of the big white house, and I spent long hours at those windows. All that is gone now, the fairground part I mean, but the house is still there, and that’s where I parked last Saturday to go to the Farmer’s Market. I parked at that house like I’d done a thousand times a thousand years before on my Honda 50 Sport


motorbike that I spent half my life on in those days, and then again in my Mom and Dad’s 1958 Ford fourdoor when I learned to drive a car. I hadn’t been that near the old house in a long time, even though we regularly take Scamp the Deranged Shih Tzu for a drag (he getting kinda old) at his favorite place, Barrett Park. So it was a strange time-warp moment getting out of the car. In fact, I almost strolled straight up the curved sidewalk and into the front door. Out of sheer habit, still lingering from — what — almost five decades ago? I looked the house over carefully — much had changed. New owners over the years have built on to it, nearly doubling its size, and the golf course lawn that I grew up playing on was now chopped up into various chunks of overgrown landscaping. My meticulous Mom would not have been pleased. And then I walked down that familiar street toward the fairgrounds. Past Mrs. Gurley’s place next door, where I used to pick a couple of the sweet yellow flowers on her caragana hedge along the sidewalk and munch on them on the way by. That caragana is now 20 feet (160 meters) high, no flowers in sight. Then on past the house where Glenn used to live with his dog Blackie — the one we saved from the dog catcher. There’s the little brown house where the werewolf dog lived — the one that attacked me while I rode home at night on my bicycle after my first horror movie at the Paramount Theatre. And around the corner — the old fairground, although now the big white wooden entrance gate is long gone, a gate we seldom went through on account of we would sneak in for free under the fence over by the barns. (But don’t tell anybody). And then I’m back in 2012 in the middle of the throngs at the market, and I find the best peas in the place and I say hi to lots of friends, toss toonies into the buskers’ music cases, marvel at the myriad of booths, and somehow resist loading up on deep-fried goodies. And when I’ve strolled the entire labyrinth I head for the car. Another journey back into Parkvale, this time with a big bag of beautiful fresh peas, and when I get

to the car in front of my big old house I can’t resist stopping and breaking open the mesh bag and digging out a handful of plump pods. So I’m standing in front of the house eating peas and just looking around. So far no one has called 911 or cracked open the door an inch (15 centimeters) to ask me what on earth I’m doing standing in front of their house eating peas. I’m alternating between my favorite two de-podding techniques: splitting open the bottom of the pod and using your thumb to shovel out the peas into your mouth, and pulling apart the two sides of the peas so that you have opposing rows of peas on each pod half, and then nibbling one pea at a time from each row. And I’m remembering that my pea history began in Mom’s perfect garden, filling my grubby face until I couldn’t take another pea, so to speak. But when I turn from the front door and head across the little sidewalk on the boulevard to the car, munching on peas from the present and the past, I come to the curb. And when I bend down to pickup a dropped pod, there it is. Carved in the old cement at the foot of the sidewalk. Three handmade letters: “H” “A” “Y”. It was definitely my writing, and I suddenly remember scratching it with a stick in the wet cement one happy summer day somewhere in the late 60s. Who would have guessed that it would still be there? It’s probably just a fanciful trick of memory, but I’m certain that when I carved our family name in our sidewalk, I had a pocket full of pods, and that I was chomping away, like I was now, on a mouthful of perfect peas. I’m not sure why, but I dug out my I-Phone and took a picture. Just three crooked, careful letters in the cement, lasting a lifetime. A little hello from the long-ago me to the right-now me. And then I stuffed my pockets full of peas and I drove away. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

A8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 Danielle Black Fortin, manager of Volunteer Red Deer, said they decided to do some rebranding and restructuring of its website. Volunteer Red Deer had always been a branch of the Community and Information Referral Society (CiRS). “We’re just bringing it to the forefront and operating now as Volunteer Red Deer,� said Black Fortin. The new website will provide Volunteer Red Deer with an enhanced listing of volunteer opportunities, job postings, directory of local nonprofit organizations and information about volunteerism in the community. The website is broken into three segments — the voluntary sector, volunteers and community, and corporations. The voluntary sector gives information on tools and resources for nonprofit organizations. It also allows these groups to post opportunities for volunteers, as well as workshops and sessions. The second section addresses information on volunteer opportunities for individuals. It will be searchable by “type� and “organization.� The third section gives information on connecting corporations with nonprofits that need volunteers. Employee volunteering is also about businesses supporting their staff in becoming involved in the community. Anyone seeking more information or wishing to provide input can contact Volunteer Red Deer at 403-346-4636.

Istanbul art at gallery The diverse culture and extraordinary history of exotic Istanbul has influenced an art exhibit opening Aug. 20 in Red Deer. Pulse of Istanbul, works by Calgary artist Asta Dale, will be showing until Oct. 14 in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library. The show of colourful abstracted acrylic paintings were sparked by Dale’s visit to the diverse city that stands on the boundary of two continents. Istanbul has been called both the “Jewel of Europe� and the “Gateway to the Orient.� The opening reception to this art exhibit, which is presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 7. Refreshments will be served.

Sheriffs on the roads Alberta highway sheriffs will bolster their presence on Central Alberta highways as drivers hit the road for this August long weekend. Patrick Mears, spokesman for the Alberta Sheriffs department, said that extra officers will be out in full force checking for various driving violations. “We’re trying to get people to not speed and not aggressively drive and be as safe as possible, so families get home safe at the end of the day,� said Mears on Friday. The RCMP and Alberta traffic sheriffs work together in Integrated Traffic Units. One of the driving offences being targeted is impaired driving. “August is impaired driving month on the traffic safety calendar,� said Mears. The province’s tougher impaired driving law kicked in on July 1. More serious consequences will be handed down to drivers with blood alcohol over .08. This includes immediate licence suspension, which is sustained until criminal charge is resolved. Starting on Sept. 1, drivers with blood alcohol .05 to .08 will see an immediate three-day licence suspension and three-day vehicle seizure for their first offence. During the July long weekend, law enforcement officers across Alberta issued 4,518 tickets for offences ranging from dangerous driving to speeding.


Two fatal crashes in three days on highway BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — For the second time this week, a young man has been killed in a collision on a busy Calgary-area highway. The latest death happened Thursday evening when a pickup truck crossed the centre line and collided with a semi on Highway 8 west of the city. Police say the 19-year-old driver of the pickup was thrown from the truck before he was struck by a third vehicle. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors, but RCMP aren’t sure if he was wearing his seatbelt. An 18-year-old Calgary man died Tuesday on Highway 8 when his car collided with a semi. There has been talk for nearly 30 years of twinning the highway, but the provincial government has said it may be several years before work begins.

Drug accused jailed

Man charged in standoff sent for assessment

One of 16 people recently charged in a massive criminal investigation into organized crime and drugs in Red Deer was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison. Zachary James Ovid, 19, of Winnipeg, pleaded guilty to three counts of crack cocaine trafficking, one count of heroin trafficking, and one count of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. Federal Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis told the Red Deer provincial court that police caught Ovid, a self-professed member of the Mad Cow street gang, through a dial-a-dope operation. He sold drugs, worth $100 to $200, to undercover officers on three occasions in June. One of the drug exchanges took place near the city’s skateboard park and tennis courts at about 6:30 p.m., while a children’s tournament was underway nearby. When Ovid was arrested on July 13 police, he had 14.5 grams of drugs. Inglis and defence lawyer Kevin Schollie recommended a three-year jail sentence in a joint submission in large part due to Ovid’s early guilty pleas. Schollie said the drugs involved were not large amounts. “This was certainly street-level transactions. Relatively low-end trafficking,� Schollie said. Judge David Plosz sentenced Ovid to three-year concurrent sentences and a lifetime weapons prohibition.

Volunteer website launched Volunteer Red Deer is hoping its new website will make it easier for non-profit organizations, corporations and volunteers looking for information. Its new website,, was launched this week.

TROCHU — A man in central Alberta who is accused of threatening to kill former co-workers after being fired from his job must undergo a psychiatric assessment. Chad Alain Frere, 38, of Trochu was arrested in June at the end of a fivehour standoff at his home where police allege he was armed with a knife and

refused to come out. His mother, Mary-Claire Frere, 59, was also charged after she allegedly barged through a police barrier to try to help her son. Both will return to court in Drumheller on Aug. 17 — the mother is set to enter a plea while a bail hearing is scheduled for her son.

People join in anti-hate rally after attack on man EDMONTON — A couple hundred Edmontonians have marched in an anti-hate rally to support a man who says he was taunted with gay slurs before he was attacked and robbed. Chevi Rabbitt, 26, says he was walking down a street in south Edmonton when a truck with three men pulled up beside him. One jumped out and put him in a headlock and threw him to the ground before his cellphone was stolen and his attackers drove away. Rabbitt says witnesses and neighbours who he hadn’t known before came to his assistance. Many of those attending Thursday night’s rally at the site of the attack wore purple, the colour of anti-bullying. They then marched to the Alberta legislature to hear speakers including deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk. “I wasn’t really going to do anything about it because I was really just embarrassed at first,� said Rabbit. “I’ve come to realize that they (his attackers) are the minority. This sends a big message out there that hate won’t be tolerated.� The attack is being investigated by the Edmonton police hate crimes unit.

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Round-the-clock adventure in the land of the midnight sun This is the second of a three-part series on Canada’s far north. The third instalment will be published on Aug. 18. Upon our return from six weeks exploring Canada’s north, many friends enquired, “So what was your favourite place?” And each time, gazing distantly while recalling the amazing scenery, people and places we encountered, I answered: “Haven’t a clue.” So let’s start with Dawson City, Yukon. I love Dawson. Unlike cruise-ship GERRY destinations on FEEHAN the nearby Alaska coast, Dawson is genuinely quaint. Colourful clapboard buildings line the streets, interspersed with heritage houses leaning drunkenly on a permafrost foundation. Diamond Tooth Gertie’s is Dawson’s historic casino and dance hall. This landmark saloon was established over a century ago and, while Gertie herself is getting a little long in the tooth, the cancan girls are still high-kicking a vaudeville act each evening Buskers sing for their supper — or at 8:30, 10:30 and midnight. Happy hour at would that be breakfast? — on the Gertie’s is from midnight to 1 a.m. The manager at our RV park — located boardwalk in Dawson City. a short walk from Gertie’s — winked when I n s e r t a b o v e : A w o r l d - f a m o u s she said “the later the show, the more un-appetizer, a human toe, is the main skin.” Naturally I suggested to Florence ingredient in a Sour Toe cocktail. — in the interests of journalism — that we take in the evening’s final performance. Insert right: It’s not you, it’s the Our June arrival coincided with the permafrost that has buildings canted on midnight sun’s long Yukon summer aptheir foundations. pearance. It may seem inane to remark that it doesn’t get dark here in summer, man toe. (I am now a proud but until you’ve experienced this phenomenon, it is member of the Sour Toe club. hard to appreciate. Darkness never descends; not toFortunately I was nearly as night nor the next nor the night after that. Daylight is pickled as the toe when the a 24/7 thing for six weeks. deed was consummated.) There is no respite from the light. One’s natural Although the Klondike daily rhythm quickly shuts down, confused. Soon you gold rush ended more than a are eating dinner at 11:45 p.m., hanging out on the century ago, Dawson retains dusky streets ’til all hours and sleeping past noon; its frontier spirit. The streets 4 a.m. is just an overcast day, juxtaposed with the are full of entrepreneurs and usual night sounds of street-laughter and squealing oddballs. Young drifters seek adventure, mingling car tires. Birds sing non-stop. with cagey old-timers. Secretive men and women In this altered circadian state I found myself still comb nearby creeks, moiling for gold. Astute busking for cash outside the venerable Westminster shopkeepers mine tourist’s pockets. Individuals all, Hotel (ever-present ukulele in hand) at 3 a.m. with a Dawson folk march to the beat of no one’s drum but couple of young Quebecois. And we didn’t do badly their own. — after two hours, I’d donated only 30 bucks. On our last night in town, just shy of midnight, we Summer here is difficult to digest, but a season of drove to an overlook offering a panoramic view of endless darkness would be interminable, unimagiDawson far below. We chatted with a lovely young nable. aboriginal woman picking wild herbs from the steep Only after a full winter hunkered down in the cliff-face. snow and ice of Yukon can one proclaim himself a “I make tea with spruce tips, labrador, cranberry genuine “sourdough.” bush leaves … and sage,” she said matter-of-factly, A somewhat easier feat is attaining “sour toe” reaching for a sprig over the precarious edge. “The certification, awarded to all those who slurp up a $5 caribou pass through here in October. They love shot of Yukon Jack whiskey containing a pickled hu-


C l k” sage. Come look.” The caribou may not be afraid of heights but I wasn’t going near that precipice. Nearby, her friend watched, quietly slurping beer — the same precocious gal who had inducted me into the Sour Toe hall of fame the night before. Dawson is not a big place. Properly schooled in the art of brewing tea from local ingredients, we departed for a late game of golf. Since we arrived at the Top of the World golf course after midnight, I thought it fitting to ask the proprietress for the twilight rate. She looked at me blankly, shielding her gaze from the sun’s glare.

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Town restoring its glory days in the Age of Rail BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MCADAM, N.B. — It’s been said that the unmistakable sound of a steam locomotive’s whistle can still be heard in this sleepy New Brunswick village, though it’s been decades since one of Canadian Pacific Railway’s passenger trains thundered down its tracks. The golden age of train travel may be long gone, but a significant piece of Canada’s railway legacy remains open for visitors here at the historic station in McAdam, a blink-and-you-miss-it hamlet near the Maine border. Once a vital hub for passengers riding the rails, the chateau-style railway station and its attached five-star hotel are now being lovingly and painstakingly restored to their former glory. In its heyday, some 16 trains — each one carrying as many as 300 passengers — came to a screeching halt at the grand station every day, sending plumes of coal dust into the air. Soldiers, celebrities and politicians alike would stream through the doors of the imposing stone building with its pitched red roof destined for places like New York, Boston and Halifax. At nighttime, the tracks were silent. But during the day, the station was a flurry of activity: men, women and children disembarking, others waiting for their connecting trains, and the occasional train-hopper caught by the railway’s police. “It was known to be a train always at the station,” says Frank Carroll, treasurer of the McAdam Historical Restoration Commission, which has been working to revitalize the centuryold station, now a provincial and federal historic site and designated heritage railway station. “It was always bustling. There were


The chateau-style exterior of the historic railway station in McAdam, N.B., once part of Canadian Pacific Railway’s main line into Atlantic Canada. so many people around the train station, coming and going.” The railway ordered construction of the station, standing two ½ storeys tall, at the turn of the 20th century. Renovations some 10 years later saw the addition of two wings for dining facilities and extra baggage storage. A man-made lake adjacent to the station was used for a water supply. Like its other landmark railway stations, Canadian Pacific wanted the McAdam station constructed in the chateau style of architecture with a pointed spire and gabled dormers. Today, visitors can tour the station, which also includes: a dingy, single-cell jail; a small mail room; refurbished waiting areas; a 50s-style cafeteria with a large, M-shaped counter; and a restored dining room that

once hosted Marilyn Monroe. As the story goes, the Hollywood bombshell was bound for Miramichi, N.B., for a fishing trip with a few men when she stopped in McAdam. Carroll, who is also the village’s longtime mayor, says he recalls peering through the windows of the station’s dining room as a young boy in the 1940s. “That was always exciting to me because you saw all these — what I would interpret as — rich and famous people eating very elegant meals in this room that I was never privy to go into.” In the old ticket room, a Canadian Pacific conductor’s hat hangs from a coat rack — ideal for photo ops. A telegraph machine sits atop a beat-up wooden desk. In another refurbished room with

dark wood floors and wall panelling is a photograph of William Van Horne, the former Canadian Pacific baron whose sprawling summer estate on Ministers Island, N.B., remains a tourist attraction nearly 97 years after his death. On the left-hand side of the room is a door marked “hotel,” which opens up to a staircase leading to the former 20-room inn. Numbered skeleton keys still hang near the staircase. Upstairs, light filters in through the open doors on either side of a long, narrow hallway, illuminating the crackled green paint on the walls where the biggest restoration work has yet to be done. Most rooms are empty, having long been abandoned by their guests. In one room, a small bed has been made up with linens featuring a Canadian Pacific Railway logo. “These rooms were used for short periods of time by people that were connecting by trains and wanted to have their privacy, and have a chance to look good when they got on the next train,” says Carroll. “Those who travelled in those days wanted to travel well.”

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You’ve got to keep your eye on the ball or you’ll be lost in the view, when you play golf in a place where sunrise and sunset are at the same moment.

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Unwilling to invoke the wrath of the three-putt gods, I elected not to quibble over green fees, paid the full fare of $24, and off we teed into the grassy tundra. On the sixth hole, a colourful sunset and sunrise coincided, shared only by our twosome — and competing packs of wolves baying at the spectacle. Seeking even more vitamin D, we elected to head further into perpetual sunlight, north up the Dempster Hwy toward Inuvik and the Arctic Ocean. Our tour up this narrow gravel road began with a stop at Tombstone Territorial Park, where we chanced upon a weekend gathering of birders. Have you ever met a birder? At the risk of mixing metaphors I must say these odd ducks are strange cats. They make Trekkies look undedicated. Anyone who would get up early, tromping through muskeg in search of the lesser scaup, needs to have his or her head examined. It is uncomfortable watching a birder identify the elusive ruddy duck. Their throes of ecstasy are disconcerting. And should a birder confirm the presence of an olive-sided flycatcher by its loud and clear “quick-three-beers” call — well, just get out of the way. But their obsession with things winged is surprisingly contagious. We attended an evening lecture at the Tombstone amphitheatre, where a bright young woman spoke on “Why Birds Sing.” It’s Escorted Motorcoach Tours about sex and war. Male birds make song to atMARITIMES BY tract mates and to fend MOTORCOACH Several tours and dates off territorial rivals; to choose form! no need for physical BRITISH confrontation. Have the COLUMBIA bird brains out-evolved With scenic day cruise and Skeena train ride! man? Could we send our 8 days, Sept. 14 guaranteed best tenors to resolve CALIFORNIA border disputes? Think WINE COUNTRY what we’d save on antiWith Napa Valley Wine Train! personnel weaponry. 13 days, Oct. 10 guaranteed After two days with NAGELTOURS our feathered friends, we elected to fly the 35 Years of Service! coop and continue our Call Your Travel Agent or slow, muddy journey up 1-800-562-9999 the Dempster. Our goal

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Eclipse tourism proves to be an eye-opener RARE ‘RING OF FIRE’ SEEN DURING ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE IN MAY BY CAROL PATTERSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE I have watched storm chasers on the weather channel and heard of eclipse chasers from my astronomy-loving friends, but I never expected to be either. My introduction to solar eclipses was an accidental one. When I stopped at the Visitor Center in Torrey, Utah, I noticed a poster for the Bryce Canyon Annual Astronomy Festival. It claimed people could see a rare “Ring of Fire” during an annular solar eclipse on May 20. Since I was in the neighborhood it seemed a great chance to catch one of nature’s wonders, but the human side of watching an eclipse was something for which I was unprepared. Looking at the sun without proper protection can lead to blindness so anyone watching a solar eclipse needs a special pair of protective glasses. Unfortunately, the 5,000 people who read the poster before me had cleaned out the supply of eclipse glasses in the local area. Word from the Capital Reef National Monument staff was that glasses were sold out in every store as far away as Salt Lake City. “Try Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center,” one helpful lady suggested, “it is ‘eclipse central’ and they are supposed to have glasses.” My husband and I sped off along Scenic Byway 12 to Bryce Canyon. Our first hint that eclipse fever was sweeping Utah was the flashing police lights at the roadblock into Bryce Canyon National Park. “Inspiration Point and Bryce Point are closed to traffic. We recommend you park here and take the shuttle bus into the park,” a Park Ranger said. We pulled into the rapidly filling parking lot and joined the other walking advertisements for outdoor gear in a shuttle bus line-up. “I heard the glasses are available at the Visitor Center,” the lady behind me told her companion, indicating we were on the right trail. A short ride later, we arrived at the Visitor Center. I waited in line at the information desk to ask a fellow who did not know where the glasses were, where the glasses were. “They will be handed out at 2 p.m.,” he offered, “ but I do not know where. There is a box of them around, but I am not sure who will be handing them out.”

With an hour to go, there were dozens of people milling about waiting for their chance to snag some glasses. People shared gossip and rumors on where the glasses might appear; some befriended the astronomers to get the inside track. The Rangers looked nervous; perhaps they worried the supply would not meet demand. My husband and I took up surveillance spots on opposite sides of the Visitor Centre to increase our odds of getting glasses. Shortly before 2:00 I spotted a Park Ranger carrying a box. She had a burly companion and was avoiding eye contact with everyone in her path. I skirted around some slow-moving seniors and fell in behind a determined mother with a stroller who was creating a wake as she pursued the ranger with the box. The ranger stopped at a table and held up a pair of the coveted glasses in her hand. I could almost smell the glue holding their special lenses in place. “We are going to start handing out the glasses exactly at 2:00,” she yelled, “If there is any pushing, shoving or fighting over the glasses, you will not get a pair!” The anticipation of the crowd was palpable. I had not seen that level of excitement since I offered my horse extra oats during the last spring snowstorm. Fortunately, the crowd was better behaved than my horse and in minutes, I had a pair of the coveted eclipse glasses. I briefly considered selling them on E-Bay for a profit, but decided the better payoff would be watching a phenomenon seldom seen in North America! There will not be another annular eclipse visible in Canada until 2021, but if you would like to see an eclipse, there are several tour companies to help make your dreams a reality. Most years there is a total solar eclipse somewhere in the world, but it is often over the ocean. Some cruise companies now offer eclipse viewing at sea. Carol Patterson has been speaking and writing about nature tourism and emerging destinations for two decades. When she isn’t travelling for work, she is travelling for fun. More of Carol’s adventures can be found at www.naturetravelgal. com


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Tasty scallops lure tourists to Gulf Coast region known as Florida’s ‘Forgotten Coast’ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT ST. JOE, Fla. — It is scallop season along this tranquil stretch of Florida known as “The Forgotten Coast.” From July to late September, the tasty shell-food delicacy lures tourists to this lesser-known part of Florida that lacks the amusement parks, night clubs and world-famous beaches found in other parts of the state. This region, which stretches east from the Panhandle’s Panama City along the Gulf coast line as it curves south along the state’s Big Bend, is known for its shallow and wide bays that give shelter to scallops, oysters and other fragile sea life. “Scallops need clean water — they don’t do well if there are any pollution issues,” said Stan Kirkland, regional spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “What you notice in this part of the state is that there aren’t the condominiums and other developments that might cause water-quality issues.” The scallops can be found nestled in turtle grass in about 2 to 4 feet of water, which makes it easy to wade into the water and collect them. But longtime scalloper Ronald Pickett prefers to take his boat out into deeper water, about 10-12 feet, and find scallops while snorkeling. The best way to eat them is raw and fresh from the bay, he said. “It is really sweet, it’s unbelievable,” Pickett said as he gulped down a mouthful of scallop on a recent afternoon. “If you’ve never eaten one of these, you’ve never eaten a really sweet scallop. These scallops have so much flavour to them, it is unbelievable.” Florida banned commercial scallop harvesting in the region in the 1990s to prevent their demise. The three-month season is for recreational scallop harvesters only and the state limits each person to two gallons of whole scallops per day. A state fishing license is required,

with costs varying based on residency and the length of license. The season, which runs from July 1 to Sept. 24, is a summertime tourism boon for sleepy Gulf County, said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director of the Gulf County Tourist Development Counsel. “We talk to people all the time and they just love this. Really and truly, it is like Easter egg hunting in the water,” she said. Local chef and restaurateur Patti Blaylock said most people who eat at her Sunset Costal Grill like their scallops sauteed or fried. Blaylock’s favourite scallop dish is a ceviche. The restaurant cannot offer local scallop dishes because of the commercial harvesting ban, but Blaylock often prepares scallops for people who bring them in by the bucketful. “Sometimes they don’t know how to fix them or what to do with them, so we will prepare something for them and serve it here,” she said. Scallops season provide a big boost to the economy of the town and the region, she said. “This is one of the only scalloping bays along the Panhandle. It is close to Atlanta and all of south George and south Alabama, even people from Nashville make plans to come sometime between July and September,” she said. “They plan a week and they will rent pontoon boats or go out on an organized scalloping trip and they will buy dive flags and snorkel gear. It just keeps rolling. The scallops here are really vital.” If You Go... GETTING THERE: St. Joesph Bay is about an hour drive east of Panama City on Highway 98 along the state’s scenic Gulf Coast. The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City is served by Delta and Southwest Airlines. Tallahassee Regional Airport is about a two-hour drive north of Port St. Joe and is serviced by American, Delta, United and U.S. Airways.






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STANDING O FOR SCHILLING After criticizing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine earlier in the day, Curt Schilling was given a standing ovation from Boston fans when he was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Schilling was the last of the inductees introduced at Fenway Park on Friday night, and applause began as soon as his picture appeared on the video board in centre. Earlier in the day, Schilling went on WEEI radio and predicted Valentine’s reign as Red Sox manager will end like Mount Vesuvius. Schilling also said “I would have swung” if Valentine had been his manager and made a sarcastic remark similar to one about Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks that was attributed to Valentine. Schilling was 53-29 for Boston from 2004-07 and won World Series titles in his first and last seasons with the Red Sox. “Bobby is just unique — he’s different. And he runs and beats to a different drummer,” Schilling said on WEEI. “I just didn’t think the matchup of players and this club and him was going to fit, it was going to work, and I don’t think he ever got a chance from a lot of the guys.”

MOST MEDAL HOPEFULS OUT OF CONTENTION BUT WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM STUNS HOSTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON — As Dylan Armstrong’s fifth and final throw fell with a thud well short of the 21-metre mark, one of Canada’s biggest medal hopes at the London Games came to a disappointing end. At least he was spared the heartbreak of missing the podium by an excruciatingly slim margin this time. Armstrong finished fifth in men’s shot put on Friday, his best shot of 20.93 metres landing 30 centimetres behind the bronze-medal mark. It was a deflating end to Armstrong’s quest to put his near miss at the 2008 Beijing Games — where he missed the podium by less than a centimetre — behind him. Still, Armstrong said he wasn’t as upset about missing out on a medal this time. “Not as much because it was so close (in Beijing), to come a centimetre, that’s pretty tight,” the native of Kamloops, B.C., said. “At least it wasn’t by a centimetre this time, if you want to look at it that way. But I’m going to keep my head up and just go hard next year and see what happens there, and hopefully try to get a gold at the world championships. “You’ve got to move ahead, this is a tough sport.” It was a tough day for all of Canada’s medal hopefuls on Day 7 of these Games. Rowers Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen, silver medallists in Beijing, finished last in the men’s coxless pair final. And Jason Burnett, who also won silver at the last Games, stumbled early in his routine and settled for eighth in the



Britain’s Casey Stoney, centre, is stopped by Canada’s Melissa Tancredi, second from left, and Kelly Parker, during their quarterfinal women’s soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, in Coventry, England, Friday. men’s trampoline final. Canada was shut out of the medals after winning hardware for three straight days. Canada holds at seven medals, two silver and five bronze, and is tied for 11th in the overall standings with Romania. It wasn’t all bad news, as

some Canadian athletes set themselves up for a run at a medal. The women’s soccer team stunned host Great Britain 2-0 to move into the semifinals. And the women’s basketball team upset Brazil 79-73 to clinch a spot in the quarter-finals.


● 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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● 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. Edmonton at noon.

And while Armstrong wasn’t able to give Canada an athletics medal, Jessica Zelinka was third after four events in the heptathlon, surging into a medal position after languishing in 19th after a poor high jump.


Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Alex Hall (96) sacks Montreal Alouettes’ Anthony Calvillo (13) during the first half of their CFL game in Winnipeg Friday.

Alouettes beat Bombers to end two-game losing streak BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal 36 Winnipeg 26 WINNIPEG — Sean Whyte booted four field goals and Jamel Richardson caught a pair of touchdown passes as the Montreal Alouettes halted a twogame losing skid with a 36-26 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night. The win takes Montreal to 3-3, while Winnipeg fell to 1-5. Whyte made field goals from 17, 32, 19 and 27 yards and added three punt singles. Richardson hauled in TD passes of 11 and 59 yards from Anthony Calvillo and Victor Anderson ran in a late two-yard TD. Winnipeg’s points came off an 11-yard TD catch by receiver Cory Watson, a one-yard plunge by quarterback Alex Brink and a 13-yard reception by Clarence Denmark. Brink was good on two-point converts for his and Denmark’s TDs, completing passes to Chris Matthews and Cory Watson, respectively. Both TDs were late in the fourth quarter. Justin Palardy connected on his lone field-goal attempt from 33 yards. It was the second of four games between the teams this season. Montreal won the first game 41-30. The Alouettes opened the scoring

at 2:27 of the first quarter with Whyte’s 60-yard single. Calvillo then methodically put together his team’s first TD drive. The 19-year veteran used running back Brandon Whitaker and receivers S.J. Green and Richardson to move 81 yards on six plays that ended with Richardson’s 11-yard TD catch at 6:37. Calvillo’s experience showed again late in the first quarter. After getting sacked by Bomber defensive end Alex Hall for a 14-yard loss, Calvillo was at his own 50-yard line facing second down and 24 yards to go when he tossed a 28-yard pass to Patrick Lavoie. That was followed by a 23-yard run by Whitaker, but the Als were halted at Winnipeg’s 10-yard line and had to settle for Whyte’s 17-yard field goal eight seconds into the second quarter for an 11-0 lead. Winnipeg finally got on the board at 5:12 of the second with Palardy’s 33-yarder. The first half ended with Montreal up 15-3 after Whyte recorded another single and a 32-yard field goal. Calvillo completed 11-of-16 passes in the first half for 162 yards and finished 17-of-29 for 368 yards with no interceptions.

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LONDON — Michael Phelps padded his unprecedented Olympic medal collection Friday, winning his third gold of the London Games and 17th of his career as thousands of screaming fans cheered him to his last individual victory. It was an action-packed day that also saw Roger Federer and Serena Williams advance to the finals at Wimbledon, while 80,000 people crammed into the Olympic stadium to cheer on a British athlete on the opening morning of athletics. Phelps won the 100-metre butterfly ahead of Chad le Clos of South Africa, who had edged him in the 200 fly earlier in the week. “I’m just happy that the last one was a win,” said Phelps, who increased his career overall medal total to 21. “That’s all I really wanted coming into the night.” He has the chance to add one more on Saturday night, when he swims the final race of his career, the 4x100 medley relay. As Phelps neared the end of his career, two teenagers showed that the future of American swimming is in good hands. Seventeen-year-old Missy Franklin set a world record in the 200 backstroke, for her third gold of the games. Later, 15-year-old Katie Ledecky nearly broke the world record to win gold in the 800 freestyle, denying Britain’s Rebecca Adlington a repeat before her home fans. Adlington settled for bronze. In tennis, Federer outlasted Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 in 4 hours, 26 minutes. His victory set up a repeat of last month’s Wimbledon final as No. 3 Andy Murray of Britain beat No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5. A four-time Olympian, Federer clinched at least a silver medal. In 2008, Federer and Swiss teammate Stanislas Wawrinka won the gold in doubles. Serena Williams also clinched her first Olympic singles medal, beating No. 1-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-2. On Saturday, Williams will face first-time Olympian Maria Sharapova, who beat Russian teammate Maria Kirilenko in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-3. The games’ first athletics finals featured two champions successfully defending the titles they won four years ago. Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba added another 10,000-metre Olympic title and further established herself as the greatest female long-distance runner in history, while in the shot put, Poland’s Tomasz Majewski became the first repeat Olympic champion in 56 years, beating world champion David Storl. Earlier, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis didn’t disappoint the capacity crowd who got up early to pack the Olympic stadium. Minutes into the morning program, Ennis broke the British record for the 100-metre hurdles, clocking 12.54 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded for the hurdles in the sevendiscipline event. Thousands of flag-waving fans gave Ennis a huge ovation when she was introduced for the last heat of the opening event. She improved on the 12.62 run by Eunice Barber of France in 2005. In news off the competition field, Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova was expelled from the games after failing a pre-Olympics doping test. A spokesman for the governing body of the sport told The Associated Press that Baranova tested positive for testosterone July 24 in Belarus.

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The London, Ont., native ran the 200 metres in a personal-best time of 23.32 seconds to complete her turnaround. Determined to improve on his fourth-place finish in Beijing, Armstrong upped his game and became the top-ranked shot putter in the world last year. But an elbow injury earlier this year limited his training, and he seemed a half-step behind medallists. “That affected it quite a bit, I’m not going to lie, taking almost a month off and then nursing it for another three weeks after,” Armstrong said. “Big thanks to my medical team, without those guys I wouldn’t even be throwing here.” Poland’s Tomasz Majewski won gold at 21.89 metres, saving his best throw for last and passing Germany’s David Storl’s mark of 21.86 metres. Reese Hoffa of the United States was third in 21.23 metres. On the water, Victoria’s Calder and Frandsen, from Kelowna, B.C., were Canada’s final chance to add to its rowing haul. But they finished their race in six minutes 30.49 seconds, nowhere near gold-medal winning New Zealand, which dominated in 6:16.65. France won the silver, while Britain took bronze. The pair were surprised with the result, considering they thought their pace was competitive. “It’s tough to nail down,” said Frandsen. “It felt like we had a pretty solid piece (going). We got into a really lively rhythm at 39 strokes a minute, 40. It felt pretty efficient. It just wasn’t there.” Canada ended up with two rowing silvers, compared to a gold, a silver and two bronze in Beijing. In trampoline, Burnett was out of the running early. He made a mistake on the first of his 10 skills and had to settle for an eighth-place finish. A slight over-rotation affected his second move and Burnett was forced to land along the padded edge that protects the springs. He flailed in the air toward the middle of the trampoline and landed on his feet as a look of crushing disappointment washed over his face. “I felt there was a lot I could have improved upon and I knew the mistakes I’d made and I was ready to correct them,” the native of Nobleton, Ont., said. “It’s just that I didn’t get there.” Not all athletes were coming up short compared to Beijing. The women’s soccer and basketball teams entered uncharted Olympic territory. Jonelle Filigno and Christine Sinclair scored in the first half to silence the pro-British crowd and put Canada through to the semifinals. “I think we are in shock right now. To win the way we did, I’m just speechless,” Sinclair said. Canada will play gold-medal favourite United States in Monday’s semifinal at Old Trafford, home to the legendary Manchester United team. The soccer team played its most complete game of the tournament and downed host Great Britain 2-0. It was the first two goals the British conceded at the Games. Jonelle Filigno and Christine Sinclair scored for Canada, which moves on the play the favoured United States in the semifinals on Monday at Old Trafford in Manchester. “The Americans are obviously favourites for the tournament and are on fire right now,” Sinclair said. “But we know them very well and we deserve to be there.” The women’s basketball team earned its first win over Brazil in 12 years guarantee a berth in the quarter-finals. Kim Smith of Mission, B.C., and Ottawa’s Courtnay Pilypaitis each had 14 points to lead Canada. “We have had support from our friends and family, but nobody really expected us to be going to the quarter-finals,” Hamilton’s Shona Thorburn said. Canada finishes its preliminary round with a game against Australia on Sunday.


The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves knew they’d be in tough during the opening day of the provincial peewee AAA baseball championships at Great Chief Park Friday. After all they were up against the top two teams in their regular season league in Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove. “They were the top two teams and getting them both on the first day was a rough one,” said Braves head coach Dwayne Lalor. “We went into it looking to get one win and if we somehow could steal two we would have been looking good.” But as it turned out the Braves finished at 0-2, losing 10-7 to Sherwood Park and 24-14 to Spruce Grove. “Now all we can do is look toward winning the next two and getting to 2-2 and then you never know what can happen,” said Lalor. “They (Spruce Grove) used a lot of pitching against us, so who knows.” Both Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove are 2-0 as Sherwood Park beat Edmonton 12-2 and Spruce Grove got past St. Albert 5-1. The Braves face Edmonton today at 3 p.m. and St. Albert Sunday at noon. The top two teams advance to Sunday’s 3 p.m. final. If there’s a tie for second there will be a tiebreaker with the final going Monday at 10 a.m. The Braves led Spruce Grove 10-6 before the visitors exploded for 12 runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. “We couldn’t stop them. Hitting is contagious and once they got on a roll it didn’t matter who we put on the mound they were finding holes,” said Lalor. “We did a pretty good job offensively, scoring 14 against a real good team, but we couldn’t stop enough. That’s hurt us all season.” The Braves have pitching depth, but not an ace. “Everyone can pitch, but we don’t have one dominant pitcher,” said Lalor. “We have a lot of quality, but

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Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves’ first baseman Austin Hammond reaches for the ball as Spruce Grove’s Dirk Eymundson tries to beat the throw to first during Peewee AAA Championship Baseball at Great Chief Park, Friday evening. sometimes that doesn’t get it done when you don’t have a No. 1 starter.” But the Braves have scored runs all season. “We can hit the ball and today we showed some power,” Lalor added. “We tend to be a singles and doubles, but the kids have made a lot of strides since the beginning of the season and that is the best power we’ve had.” Austin Hammond lined s tworun home run against Sherwood Park to go with a pair of singles and drove in four runs. Canon Whitbred had a double and two RBIs. Hammond crashed a three-run home run against Spruce Grove with Zach Olson collecting a solo home run, a single and a walk. Cooper Jones added a single double, triple, a walk and two RBIs while Whitbred had two singles, a walk and two RBIs and Hunter Leslie two singles and two RBIs.

The Braves used five pitchers against Spruce Grove and three against Sherwood Park. The Braves have only three returnees from last year — Hammond, Jared Lower and Olson — with Hayley Lalor, Connor McAllister, Austin Sorokan, Brady Steeves and Whitbred up from peewee AA. Zach Baker, Jones, Ben LeBlanc and Leslie played mosquito AA last year. ● Hayley Lalor, along with her sister Jamie, who plays mosquito AA, have been named to the provincial peewee girls’ team and will compete in the Western Canadians next weekend in Edmonton. Meanwhile their older sister, Kelsey, who plays with the Red Deer AAA Braves bantam squad, was selected to the Alberta bantam girls’ team and will compete in the Canadians in Nova Scotia. “There’s a lot of excitement around our house right now,” said Dwayne Lalor.


OLYMPICS: Brits better And an Australian rower has been sent home after damaging two shopfront windows outside London, but he won’t be charged by police over the alcohol-related incident. The Australian Olympic Committee said Friday that Josh Booth, a member of the eight team which finished last in Wednesday’s final, had apologized to two shop owners and would pay 1,400 pounds ($2,175) to repair windows broken in the incident. On the second day of track cycling, Britain broke its own world record to win its second straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Edward Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh tore over the pine wood of the London Velodrome to finish in 3 minutes, 51.659 seconds, lowering the mark of 3:52.499 they set during qualifying the previous day by nearly a second. The Australian team finished in 3:54.581 to claim the silver medal. New Zealand beat Russia to earn its second straight Olympic bronze. Victoria Pendleton of Britain, broken-hearted on Thursday when disqualified from the women’s team sprint, made up for it by winning a gold medal in women’s keirin. The rowing basin at Windsor west of London provided the bulk of early medals and New Zealand rowers were the stars, winning two of four races. Hamish Bond and Eric Murray won the men’s pair and Mahe Drysdale took the men’s single sculls for the Kiwis, their third gold of the games overall — all of them in rowing. “Four hundred and fifty grams of grit, attitude, determination and belief we could do it,” Murray said as he held his gold medal in his hand. Britain’s Katherine Grainger captured her first Olympic gold on her fourth attempt, winning the women’s double sculls with Anna Watkins. Germany beat favoured Croatia to win the men’s quadruple sculls. In other finals, Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong captured the men’s Olympic title on Friday, posting Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a score of 62.990 to give him a gold medal to go with Oakland Athletics’ Brandon Inge, left, slides after being forced, as Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel the bronze he won in Beijing four years ago. Escobar watches the throw to first during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, in Oakland, Top-ranked Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat No. 2 Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-11, 21-17 in the all-Chinese Calif. Derek Norris was safe at first. Toronto rallied with 3 runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game gold medal final of badminton mixed doubles. 4-4, sending the game to extra innings. Final result was not available at press time. In men’s singles, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei powered through their semifinals on Friday to meet for the gold medal again. Lin ran over Lee Hyun-il of South Korea 21-12, 21-10, and No. 2-ranked Chong beat No. 3 Chen Long of China 21-13, 21-14. At the Olympic range, Sergei Martynov Youth To Adult of Belarus set a world - Casual Clothing record in the men’s 50-metre rifle prone as - Hats he won the gold medal - Belts he had been looking for - Backpacks at six games. - Sunglasses . Leuris Pupo of Cuba - and much more! won the first major championship of his career by Designed by West Side Gasoline Alley earning gold in the 25-me37478 Hwy 2 South, - Fox Red Deer County tre rapid fire pistol. - Metal Mulisha Pupo, whose only pre- Thor vious victory came at a - Troy Lee 403.346.5238 World Cup event in Bue- and Many More! nos Aires in 1998, scored 34 shots in the final to beat silver medallist Vijay Kumar of India by four One stop shopping for Non Stop Fun! shots.



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New York Tampa Bay Baltimore Boston Toronto

AMERICAN LEAGUE Early standings East Division W L Pct 62 43 .590 56 50 .528 55 51 .519 53 54 .495 51 54 .486

GB — 6 1/2 7 1/2 10 11

Texas 100 100 300 — 5 7 0 Kansas City 010 000 110 — 3 10 0 M.Harrison, Scheppers (7), Mi.Adams (8), Ogando (9) and Soto; Guthrie, Mijares (7), L.Coleman (7), Jeffress (9) and S.Perez. W—M.Harrison 13-6. L—Guthrie 0-3. Sv—Ogando (2). HRs—Texas, Moreland (11).

Chicago Detroit Cleveland Minnesota Kansas City

Central Division W L Pct 58 47 .552 56 50 .528 50 56 .472 46 60 .434 44 61 .419

GB — 2 1/2 8 1/2 12 1/2 14

Minnesota 010 040 000 1 — 6 13 3 Boston 014 000 000 0 — 5 14 0 (10 innings) Duensing, Fien (7), Al.Burnett (8), T.Robertson (8), Gray (8), Burton (10) and Mauer; Doubront, Tazawa (6), Breslow (6), Melancon (7), A.Miller (8), Padilla (9) and Shoppach. W—Gray 6-1. L—Padilla 4-1. Sv—Burton (4). HRs—Boston, C.Crawford (3).

West Division W L 62 43 57 48 57 50 50 58

GB — 5 6 13 1/2

Friday’s Results Detroit 10, Cleveland 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 3 Tampa Bay 2, Baltimore 0 Minnesota 6, Boston 5, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 8, L.A. Angels 6, 10 innings Texas 5, Kansas City 3 Toronto at Oakland N Today’s Games Seattle (F.Hernandez 9-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-7), 11:05 a.m. Toronto (R.Romero 8-8) at Oakland (Griffin 3-0), 2:05 p.m. Texas (Feldman 5-6) at Kansas City (W.Smith 2-3), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 8-10) at Detroit (Fister 5-7), 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 9-6) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 6-6), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 5-10) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 8-9), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 2-2) at Boston (Buchholz 9-3), 5:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Minnesota at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 11:40 a.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Toronto at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Texas at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 8:05 p.m.

Los Ang 122 001 000 0 — 6 13 0 Chicago 400 001 100 2 — 8 12 0 (10 innings) Greinke, Jepsen (8), Isringhausen (9), Takahashi (10), D.Carpenter (10) and Iannetta, Bo.Wilson; Humber, N.Jones (6), Myers (8), Crain (9), Thornton (10) and Pierzynski. W—Thornton 4-6. L—Takahashi 0-3. HRs—Los Angeles, Trout (19), Pujols (23). Chicago, Pierzynski (19), Rios 2 (18). NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 63 43 .594 61 45 .575 52 55 .486 49 58 .458 47 59 .443

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Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado

Central Division W L Pct 65 41 .613 60 45 .571 57 49 .538 48 57 .457 43 61 .413 35 72 .327 West Divisions W L Pct 57 49 .538 57 50 .533 55 51 .519 45 63 .417 38 66 .365

GB — 2 11 1/2 14 1/2 16 GB — 4 1/2 8 16 1/2 21 30 1/2 GB — 1/2 2 13 18

Friday’s Results Washington 7, Miami 4, 1st game Arizona 4, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 4, Houston 1 Miami 5, Washington 2, 2nd game St. Louis 9, Milwaukee 3 San Francisco 16, Colorado 4 San Diego 3, N.Y. Mets 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 1

Cleveland 001 000 100 — 2 9 1 Detroit 012 403 00x — 10 16 1 Masterson, Accardo (5), C.Allen (7) and C.Santana; A.Sanchez, D.Downs (7), Villarreal (9) and Avila. W—A.Sanchez 1-1. L—Masterson 7-10. HRs—Detroit, Fielder (18). Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 8 0 Tampa Bay 000 101 00x — 2 6 0 Tom.Hunter, O’Day (6), Patton (8) and Wieters; M.Moore, McGee (6), Farnsworth (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton. W—M.Moore 8-7. L—

Monday’s Games Arizona at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. LINESCORES FRIDAY First Game Miami 100 000 201 — 4 8 0 Washington 301 300 00x — 7 10 0 Hand, Webb (4), Hatcher (7) and Hayes; Lannan, Mattheus (7), Storen (8), Mic.Gonzalez (8), Clippard (9) and Flores. W—Lannan 2-0. L—Hand 0-1. Sv—Clippard (22). HRs—Washington, LaRoche (21). Second Game Miami 000 003 011 — 5 11 2 Washington 100 000 001 — 2 5 0 Jo.Johnson, Cishek (9) and J.Buck; G.Gonzalez, Stammen (9) and Leon. W—Jo.Johnson 7-7. L—G. Gonzalez 13-6. Sv—Cishek (6). Arizona 010 200 001 — 4 6 0 Philadelphia 000 110 000 — 2 7 1 I.Kennedy, Saito (7), D.Hernandez (8), Putz (9) and M.Montero; K.Kendrick, Horst (5), Rosenberg (6), Bastardo (8), Lindblom (9) and Schneider. W—I. Kennedy 10-8. L—K.Kendrick 4-9. Sv—Putz (20). HRs—Arizona, J.Upton (9), Kubel (23). Philadelphia, Utley (6). Pittsburgh 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Cincinnati 010 020 00x — 3 7 0 W.Rodriguez, Qualls (8) and Barajas, McKenry; Latos, Broxton (8), Chapman (9) and Hanigan. W— Latos 10-3. L—W.Rodriguez 7-10. Sv—Chapman (24). HRs—Cincinnati, Heisey (4), Latos (1). Houston 000 001 000 — 1 4 0 Atlanta 003 100 00x — 4 6 1 Galarraga, W.Wright (6), Storey (7), R.Cruz (8) and Corporan; T.Hudson, O’Flaherty (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann. W—T.Hudson 11-4. L—Galarraga 0-1. Sv—Kimbrel (31). Milwaukee 030 000 000 — 3 12 4 St. Louis 000 402 03x — 9 13 0 Wolf, Henderson (6), Loe (7), Axford (8), McClendon (8) and M.Maldonado; J.Kelly, Browning (6), Mujica (7), Boggs (8), Rzepczynski (9) and Y.Molina. W—J.Kelly 2-4. L—Wolf 3-8.

LINESCORES FRIDAY Seattle 000 100 002 — 3 3 0 New York 002 002 20x — 6 12 0 Millwood, C.Capps (7), O.Perez (7), Pryor (8) and Olivo; Sabathia and R.Martin. W—Sabathia 11-3. L—Millwood 4-9. HRs—Seattle, C.Wells (7), Ackley (8). New York, Er.Chavez (10).

Arizona at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m. Houston at Atlanta, 11:35 a.m. Miami at Washington, 11:35 a.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 6:05 p.m.

Today’s Games Arizona (J.Saunders 5-7) at Philadelphia (Halladay 4-6), 5:05 p.m. Miami (Buehrle 9-10) at Washington (Zimmermann 8-6), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 8-7) at Atlanta (Maholm 9-6), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 10-5) at Cincinnati (Leake 4-7), 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Rogers 0-0) at St. Louis (Wainwright 8-10), 5:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-6) at Colorado (Francis 3-3), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-4) at San Diego (Volquez 7-7), 6:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m.

San Francisco 200 100 463 — 16 16 0 Colorado 000 000 400 — 4 5 2 Vogelsong, Kontos (7), Affeldt (8), S.Casilla (9) and Posey, H.Sanchez; J.Sanchez, Ottavino (4), Ekstrom (7), Mat.Reynolds (8), C.Torres (9) and W.Rosario. W—Vogelsong 9-5. L—J.Sanchez 0-3. HRs—San Francisco, Pill (4), Posey (15). Colorado, W.Rosario (18). New York 000 100 000 — 1 9 1 San Diego 000 001 20x — 3 4 0 Dickey, Rauch (8) and Thole; Richard, Gregerson (8), Street (8) and Jo.Baker. W—Richard 8-11. L— Dickey 14-3. Sv—Street (18). Chicago 000 010 000 — 1 4 0 Los Angeles 001 022 10x — 6 10 0 Samardzija, Maine (6), Al.Cabrera (6), Corpas (7), Beliveau (8) and Clevenger; Billingsley, League (8), Sh.Tolleson (9) and A.Ellis. W—Billingsley 7-9. L— Samardzija 7-9. HRs—Los Angeles, A.Ellis 2 (10).

Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Recalled OF Ezequiel Carrera from Columbus (IL). Designated OF Johnny Damon for assignment. DETROIT TIGERS — Reinstated OF Andy Dirks from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Don Kelly for assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Garrett Richards to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP David Carpenter from Salt Lake. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Selected the contract of RHP Dan Straily from Sacramento (PCL). Recalled C Derek Norris and OF Michael Taylor from Sacramento. Acquired RHP Pat Neshek from Baltimore for cash considerations and selected his contract from Sacramento. Optioned RHP Jim Miller and RHP Evan Scribner to Sacramento. Placed OF Seth Smith on the 15-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled 2B Will Rhymes from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned LHP Frank Gailey to Dunedin (FSL). National League CINCINNATI REDS — Assigned RHP Andrew Brackman outright to Bakersfield (Cal) and 3B Mike Costanzo outright to Louisville (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Placed RHP Francisco Cordero on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Mickey Storey from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned LHP Dan Jennings to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled RHP Chris Hatcher and LHP Brad Hand from New Orleans. NEW YORK METS—Activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day DL. Placed LHP Tim Byrdak on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 2. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Traded RHP Joe Blanton to the L.A. Dodgers for a player to be named or cash considerations. Recalled RHP B.J. Rosenberg from Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent LHP Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley for a rehabilitation assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed 1B Lance Berkman on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Shane Robinson from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Selected RHP Cory

BRIEFS Drafted Rebels on short list for U16 Cup Four players selected by the Red Deer Rebels in this year’s Western Hockey League bantam draft are among 34 athletes short-listed for further evaluation to represent Alberta in the 2012 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup Nov. 1-4 at Calgary. Defenceman Austin Strand of Calgary and forwards Mason McCarty of Blackie, Grayson Pawlenchuk of Ardrossan and Brayden Burke of Edmonton were among 81 players who attended the Team Alberta U16 provincial development camp last month in Camrose and will now be scouted with their club teams until the final 20-player Team Alberta roster is named. Strand was selected in the third round of the 2012 bantam draft, while McCarty and Pawlenchuk were both drafted in the fourth round and Burke was a seventh-round pick. Rebels assistant coach Bryce Thoma will handle head coaching duties with Team Alberta and is impressed with the level of talent possessed by the final 34 prospects. “We want to put together a highly competitive team and we think out of these 34 athletes, we will be able to do that,” said Thoma. “To go from 80 players down to 34 is no easy task, but it will be exciting to watch all these players perform with their club teams.” The Challenge Cup features the top 15-year-olds from each of the four western provinces.

Codd finishes in tie for 35th BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Sixteen-year-old Matt Codd of Red Deer finished in a tie for 35th at the Canadian junior boy’s golf championship. Codd shot a final round six-over par 77 Friday for a 297 total. He had earlier rounds of 71-74-75. Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. put together a final round sixunder par 64 to win the title with a 283 total, two strokes ahead of Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, B.C., who shot a 66 Friday.

Merchants hosting championships The host Innisfail Merchants, who won silver at last year’s championships, will face Team Alberta — a midget all-star team — in their opening game of the Western Canadian Junior Baseball Championships Thursday at 7 p.m. in Innisfail. The Weyburn Beavers and Moose Jaw Eagles will also clash at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park. The defending champion Carillon Sultans and Altona Bisons of Manitoba round out the six-team tournament. Innisfail will host the majority of the games with Great Chief Park the secondary site. The Merchants play all their games at home and face Altona at noon Friday and Carillon at 6:30 p.m. The host squad takes on Moose Jaw at 9 a.m. and Weyburn at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11. The top two teams advance to the final at 2 p.m., Aug. 12.

Carstar Braves go 0-2 at provincials Burns from Tucson (PCL). Designated RHP Kip Wells for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled LHP John Lannan from Syracuse (IL). Traded C David Freitas to Oakland for C Kurt Suzuki and cash considerations. Designated C Carlos Maldonado for assignment. Carolina League CAROLINA MUDCATS — Announced the promotions of RHP Danny Salazar and RHP Trey Haley to Akron (EL). Added RHP Jeff Johnson from Lake County (MWL). American Association ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released RHP Todd Mathison. WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed LHP Chris Cummins. Released INF Blake Bergeron. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Signed LHP Sergio Espinosa; Released RHP Mike Petrowski. QUEBEC CAPITALS — Released OF Bobby Wagner. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Sent RHP Tyree Hayes to Rockford to complete an earlier trade. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Released RHP Max Whieldon. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Traded RHP Brandon Cunniff to Southern Illinois for RHP Albert Ayala and a player to be named. ROAD WARRIORS — Released 1B T.J. McManus and RHP Max Rusch. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed C Chris Anderson and RHP Reese McGraw. Released RHP Ross Davis and RHP David Whigham. North American League RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHITEWINGS — Signed OF/DH Jose Canseco. SAN ANGELO COLTS — Signed INF Mark Ramos. FOOTBALL DENVER BRONCOS — Waived WR D’Andre Goodwin. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed RB Patrick DiMarco. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Waived WR Chris

Givens. Signed CB Cord Parks. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed CB Josh Victorian to a one-year contract. Placed CB Terry Carter on the waived/injured list. TENNESSEE TITANS — Announced the retirement of LB Keith Bulluck. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released DL Rashad Jeanty and FB Evan Harrington. HOCKEY LOS ANGELES KINGS—Signed F Tanner Pearson to a three-year, entry-level contract. American Hockey League NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Named Mike Haviland associate coach. ECHL READING ROYALS — Traded the qualified ECHL rights to D Mike Montgomery and future considerations to Greenville for the qualified ECHL rights to D Adam Comrie. LACROSSE TORONTO ROCK — Traded D Glen Bryan and F Jamie Rooney to Buffalo for a 2012 second-round draft pick and a 2013 fourth-round pick. SOCCER HOUSTON DYNAMO — Agreed to terms with M Ricardo Clark. TORONTO FC — Signed D Darren O’Dea. COLLEGE APPALACHIAN STATE — Named Michael Rogers pitching coach. LANGSTON — Named David Johnson women’s basketball coach. LEES-MCRAE — Named Mike Wilson assistant track and field and cross country coach. TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO — Dismissed S Adefemi Adekeye and CB Toyin Dada after their arrests on aggravated robbery charges. TULSA—Announced F Kodi Maduka is leaving the men’s basketball team. WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH — Named Liza Ruetten women’s golf coach.

The Red Deer Carstar Braves are 0-2 following the second day of play at the provincial midget AAA baseball championships at Okotoks on Friday. The Braves dropped a 12-0 five-inning decision to the topseeded Okotoks Dawgs Black, managing only one hit by Nik Fischer, who also had a walk. Mitch Vanson started for the Braves and went four innings, allowing 12 runs — nine earned — on nine hits and two walks. Joel Mazurkewich tossed a hitless fifth inning. The Braves, who lost 11-1 to the Edmonton Cardinals 1 on Wednesday, had Thursday’s schedule rained out. They face Spruce Grove today.

CFL CFL West Division GP W L T PF Saskatchewan 5 3 2 0 155 Edmonton 5 3 2 0 111 B.C. 5 3 2 0 140 Calgary 5 2 3 0 155 East Division GP W L T PF Hamilton 5 3 2 0 162 Toronto 5 3 2 0 129 Montreal 6 3 3 0 164 Winnipeg 6 1 5 0 127 Saturday-Sunday No games scheduled. Monday, Aug. 6

(Whyte convert) 6:37 Second Quarter Mtl — FG Whyte 17 0:08 Wpg — FG Palardy 33 5:12 Mtl — Single Whyte 51 8:06 Mtl — FG Whyte 32 13:12 Third Quarter Mtl — FG Whyte 19 11:55 Mtl — FG Whyte 27 14:00 Fourth Quarter Wpg — TD Watson 11 pass from Brink (Palardy convert) 1:36 Mtl — Single Whyte 56 3:43 Mtl — TD Richardson 59 pass from Calvillo (Whyte convert) 7:45 Wpg — TD Brink 1 run (Brink 5 pass to Matthews for two-point convert) 12:19 Mtl — TD V.Anderson 2 run (Whyte convert) 13:45 Wpg — TD Denmark 13 pass from Brink (Brink 5 pass to Watson for two-point convert) 15:00 Montreal 8 7 6 15 — 36 Winnipeg 0 3 0 23 — 26 Attendance — 29,533.

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B.C. at Toronto, 5 p.m. SUMMARY FRIDAY Alouettes 36 at Blue Bombers 26 First Quarter Mtl — Single Whyte 60 2:27 Mtl — TD Richardson 10 pass from Calvillo



PGA-WGC Bridgestone Invitational AKRON, Ohio — Scores Friday from the second round of the US$8.5-million-PGA-WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, at the 7,400-yard, par-70 Firestone Country Club (South Course): Jim Furyk 63-66 — 129 Rafael Cabrera Bello 66-65 — 131 Louis Oosthuizen 67-65 — 132 Jason Dufner 67-66 — 133 K.T. Kim 67-67 — 134

David Toms Luke Donald Lee Slattery John Senden Steve Stricker Keegan Bradley Simon Dyson Rory McIlroy Dustin Johnson Geoff Ogilvy Graeme McDowell Carl Pettersson

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Sang-Moon Bae Bill Haas Scott Piercy Nick Watney Aaron Baddeley Retief Goosen Bubba Watson Justin Rose Sergio Garcia Bo Van Pelt

Olympics 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS What Canada Did on Friday ATHLETICS Men’s 1,500 — Nathan Brannen of Cambridge, Ont, clinched a berth in the semifinals after placing 16th overall in qualifying (3:34.22). Men’s 3,000 steeplechase — Alex Genest of Lac-Aux-Sables, Que., failed to advance with a qualifying time of 8:22.62. Men’s hammer throw — James Steacy, Lethbridge, Alta., did not qualify for the final after failing to record a distance. Men’s shot put — Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., placed seventh in qualifying (20.49 metres) and finished fifth in the final (20.93) — missing the bronze medal by 0.3 metres; Justin Rodhe, also Kamloops, failed to register a mark in qualifying. Women’s 400 — Jenna Martin, Bridgewater, N.S., placed third in her opening heat in 51.98 seconds to advance to the second round. Women’s heptathlon — Jessica Zelinka, Calgary, is third overall following the opening four events with a score of 3,903 points; Brianne Theisen of Humboldt, Sask., is ranked 15th (3,763). Women’s 100 — Kerri-Ann Mitchell of Pickering, Ont., placed sixth in her heat in 11.49 and did not advance to the next round of qualifying. BASKETBALL Women — Kim Smith of Mission, B.C., and Courtnay Pilypaitis, Ottawa, each contributed 14 points as Canada (2-2) secured a berth in the quarter-finals with a 79-73 win over Brazil. BOXING Men’s welterweight (69 kg) — Custio Clayton, Dartmouth, N.S., earned a berth in the quarter-finals after defeating Cameron Hammond of Australia, 14-11. CYCLING Women’s Keirin — Monique Sullivan, Calgary, did not advance after placing fifth in her opening-round heat. Sullivan finished third in her repechage heat and advanced the final qualifying round, where she finished sixth and did not advance. Women’s team pursuit — Canada (Tara Whitten, Edmonton; Gillian Carleton, Victoria; and Jasmin Glaesser, Coquitlam, B.C.) were fourth in qualifying (3:19.816) and will face Britain in the first round. DIVING Women’s three-metre springboard — Jennifer Abel, Laval, Que., was fourth in the preliminary round with 344.15 points; Emilie Heymans, St-Lambert, Que., was sixth (337.20) — both qualify

for the medal round. ROWING Men’s pairs — David Calder, Victoria, and Scott Frandsen, Kelowna, B.C., were sixth in the final (6:30.49). SAILING 49er — Gordon Cook, Toronto, and Hunter Lowden, West Vancouver, B.C., placed seventh in one of the day’s races to be ranked 16th overall after 10 races with 108 points. 470 — Luke Ramsay and Mike Leigh, both Vancouver, moved up to 24th overall after eight runs (86 points). Finn — Following the 10th race, Greg Douglas of Toronto stands 15th overall (137). Keelboat/Star — Richard Clarke, Salt Spring Island, B.C., and Tyler Bjorn, Beaconsfield, Que., are 12th after 10 runs (93 points). Men’s laser — David Wright, Toronto, is 21st after eight races (117). Women’s laser radial — After eight events, Danielle Dube of Glen Haven, N.S., is 27th (168). SHOOTING Men’s 50-metre rifle (prone) — Cory Niefer, Saskatoon, placed 38th in qualifying with 589 points, did not advance. SOCCER Women — Jonelle Filigno of Mississauga, Ont., and Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, B.C., scored as Canada won their quarter-final 2-0 over Britain. They will play the U.S. in Monday’s semifinal. SWIMMING Men’s 1,500 freestyle — Ryan Cochrane, Victoria, posted the third-best time in qualifying (14:49.31) and will race in Saturday’s final. Men’s 4x100 medley relay — Canada (Charles Francis, Cowansville, Que.; Scott Dickens, Burlington, Ont.; Joe Bartoch, London, Ont.; and Brent Hayden, Mission, B.C.) earned a berth in Saturday’s final after placing eighth overall in qualifying (3:34.46). Women’s 50 freestyle — Victoria Poon, Montreal, was 14th in qualifying (25.15), but failed to advance beyond the semifinals where she placed 15th (25.17). Women’s 200 backstroke — Sinead Russell, Burlington, Ont., finished eighth in the final (2:09.86). Women’s 4x100 medley relay — Canada (Julia Wilkinson, Stratford, Ont.; Tera Van Beilen, Oakville, Ont.; Katerine Savard, Cap-Rouge, Que.; and Samantha Cheverton, Lachine, Que.) will not race in the final after placing 12th in qualifying (4:02.71). TRAMPOLINE Men — Jason Burnett of Nobleton, Ont., earned a berth in the final with the sixth-best score in qualifying (109.065), but a serious error in the final round dropped him to eighth overall (6.715 points).

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BRINK: Third start Whitaker rushed 11 times for 86 yards and had 18 carries for 115 yards and six catches for 64 yards. Making his third straight start in place of injured Buck Pierce (ankle), Brink was 25-of-39 for 311 yards and no picks. Montreal’s offence got stuck in the red zone again in the third quarter, settling for a 19-yard Whyte field goal. The Alouettes then got a break, but couldn’t take advantage. Whyte’s kickoff was fumbled by Denmark and recovered by Als receiver Brandon London at Winnipeg’s 35-yard line. But drops by Whitaker (in the end zone) and Richardson made Whyte boot a 27-yard field goal with a minute left in the third to go ahead 21-3. Watson gave Winnipeg its first TD on an 11-catch from Brink at 3:43 of the fourth quarter, a drive helped by a 14-yard catch by Terrence Edwards and a 35-yard catch-and-run by running back Chad Simpson.

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Furyk takes 2-shot lead BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio — Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods each carried momentum into the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational. That meant the best 36-hole score for Furyk in his PGA Tour career, and the worst start for Woods in nearly fourth months. Furyk had another good day with the putter, making a few birdies early and saving par from the bunker four times on the back nine at Firestone for a 4-under 66 and a two-shot lead over Rafa CabreraBello of Spain. It helped that Furyk opened with a 63 on Thursday afternoon, allowing him to turn around Friday morning and try to resume his good play. That’s what he did, starting with a tricky birdie putt on the second hole and following his lone bogey with a 20-foot birdie on the ninth. “Just probably a little easier to keep the momentum going that way than having an early time on Thursday, having a good round and having to sit on it until Friday afternoon,” he said. “I thought it was key to get off to a nice start and see some putts go in. Made a good birdie putt at 2, and saw some birdies go in on the front nine, good putt at 9, and off to the races.” He was at 11-under 129, two shots clear of Cabrera-Bello, who had a 65. Louis Oosthuizen used his putter from just off the ninth green to finish with a birdie and a 65, leaving him three shots behind going into the weekend of this World Golf Championship.

Jason Dufner had a 66 in the afternoon and was four shots behind. Woods, a seven-time winner at Firestone, can’t seem to get anything going. He threw away three shots on the back nine Thursday, the last one a three-putt on the 18th hole for a 70. He started his second round by driving into a bunker and making a bogey on the 10th hole, and it never got much better. For the second straight day, he had to lay up with his third shot on the par-5 16th. And the low point of his putting woes came on the seventh hole, when he stuffed his tee shot inside 5 feet and three-putted for bogey. “I hit it good, made nothing,” Woods said. He said he finally figured out something was wrong with his putting stroke on his 17th hole, and it had to do with the path of the club. “I’m sure it helped on that little one-and-a-half footer on the last hole,” he said. Woods had a 72 and was at 2-over 142, leaving him 13 shots behind on the course where he had never finished worse than fifth the first 11 times he played. It was his highest 36-hole score to par since his 3-over 145 start at the Masters.



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QHSE MANAGER Based out of our Red Deer office, the QHSE Manager will be responsible for the Company’s domestic planning, development and coordination of the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management program that aligns with the philosophy of the Company’s Corporate Safety Policy.

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The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years industry experience. Certification in leadership skills, team building and communication is a must. You will have a sound knowledge in all applicable regulations in the jurisdictions which the company operates, such as WCB, OH&S, Transport Canada and ERCB. Solid working knowledge of accident/incident investigations will compliment your post-secondary training in health, safety and the environment. Preference will be given to those who possess their COR Auditor certification.

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Due too a recent expansion of our Facilities at 7597 Edgar Industrial Drive, Red Deer, Alberta. We have immediate opening for Personnel in the following depts. These are Full Time opportunities. Some on the Job Training Provided




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Responsibilities: • Call directly on customers and prospects to promote, sell and provide superior service for line-up of top quality Pioneer® brand products. • Warehouse, invoice and deliver products. • Conduct on-farm yield trials. Qualifications: • Excellent knowledge of local area with an agricultural background. • Motivated and personable with desire to build relationships with customers. • An attitude of continual self-improvement. • Computer skills are an asset. • Candidate must live in area or be willing to relocate. Remuneration: • This is a fully commissioned sales position. Excellent supplemental income opportunity for a local farm operator. Submit your resume online at: Click on “Search for a Job”, then “Independent Sales Rep” and submit your resume. Refer to the Independent Sales Representative – Red Deer area posting. Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2012

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Jim Furyk is all smiles after shooting a second round four under 66 at the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, in Akron, Ohio. Furyk is 11 under for the tournament.


B08 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 04, 2012

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Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Edmonton. Advance industry profitability and competitiveness in a global marketplace. Your vision and strategic leadership will guide the Marketing Council Secretariat in delivering governance and regulatory programs that enhance the competitive position of Alberta’s agricultural producers. Working with the Agricultural Products Marketing Council and stakeholders, you will champion innovative strategies that facilitate industry growth. You bring significant related senior management experience with strengths in strategic planning, collaboration, and comprehensive knowledge of the agriculture, food and bio-products industry, related to product marketing. Job ID #1012536


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Attendance at a career presentation is now the mandatory first step in the application process. / Assister à une séance d’information sur les carrières est maintenant la première étape obligatoire du processus de recrutement.

Primary Care Psychologist


The Wolf Creek Primary Care Network is seeking an innovative, and energetic individual to be a leader in the development of integrated, community-based solutions to mental health services. This position will be based in the community of Lacombe. As a registered Psychologist with community-based mental health experience, you will be work collaboratively with PCN family physicians to deliver service to patients based on professional practice standards. Experience with group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy is required. Knowledge of community resources is an asset. Working within a team environment with colleagues across the health care continuum is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES PROGRAM COORDINATOR 40 hours/week Lacombe AB The Human Resource Department will enhance the Action Group’s pursuit of excellence with expertise and best practices in the area of recruitment, motivation, development, and retention. Responsibilities: Include recruiting, selection, orientations, salary administration, discipline and performance counseling, organizational development, communication of company benefits, communication and administration of company policies, affirmative action efforts, and employee relations.

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Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

A REFUGEE CAMP IN THE CITY Photos contributed Sometimes the only way to appreciate the hardships others suffer is to experience them for yourself. On June 20, Central Alberta Refugee Effort and Catholic Social Services with various other partners teamed up to host an event dubbed Refugee Camp in the City. The goal of the event was to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s millions of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict, to students

in schools and the general public. The camp was held on the Central School grounds and featured an outdoor reconstruction of an actual refugee camp, where volunteers worked alongside refugees and guide visitors through a 30-40-minute interactive tour explaining the crucial elements for survival in a refugee or IDP crisis. Visitors were given opportunities for information and experiential activities and learned about some of the challenges a refugee or IDP faces in trying to access food, shelter, water and medical care.

About the camp exhibit Guided by volunteers, from Central Alberta Refugee Effort and Catholic Social Services visitors /students will be given the ID of a fictitious person who is a refugee, while registering for entry to the camp at the registration table. They will imagine that they are among the millions of people fleeing violence and persecution in, for example, Somalia, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Sudan. The exhibit was made up of stations (tables) to represent emergency refugee housing, food distribution, water distribution, health clinic, vaccination tent, education, and family reunification. The following questions were addressed: ● Will I be safe? ● What will I eat? ● How do I find water? ● Can I get medical care? ● Where will I live?





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CULTURAL DANCE DAY Learn how to zumba at the second-annual Cultural Dance Day, sponsored by the Central Alberta Refugee Effort. Area residents can drop into The Hub at 4936 Ross St. in Red Deer on Wednesday to see some ethnic hip shaking. At 10:15 a.m., El Salvadorian dancing will be presented by Amparo, at 11 a.m., zumba dancing will be demonstrated by the ladies from ChairTease, and at 1:15 p.m., Tatyana will show Russian hoola hoop dancing. Audiences will be encouraged to participate. As well, you can lunch and learn from 11:30 to 1 p.m. as historian Michael Dawe speaks about some early immigrants.

‘Comp’ holding reunion BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Former students of Red Deer Composite High School will gather for a walk down memory lane that spans six decades this month. About 200 people who attended the school between September 1947 to June 1961 from across Canada and the United States are expected to attend in the 65th reunion at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel and Convention Centre. The Red Deer Composite High School is the former Lindsay Thurber Composite

High School and is known today as Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Clarice Schulz, an organizer with the Red Deer Composite High Schools Alumni, said the As Time Goes By celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the high school’s history and to reunite former classmates. “It’s part of our history,” said Schulz. “It’s part of renewing friendships and seeing kids you went to school with and talking about the fun.” Schulz attended the Red Deer Composite High School in 1949-1950, when she was 17 years old. She remembered staying in the dormitory with other students who came from across the province. She remembered studying between 6 and 8 p.m. and having

free time until 10 p.m. and a 10:15 curfew. “There were six people at a table,” she recalled. “You had to take your cutlery back and forth to the dorm. There were six boys to a table and there were six girls. Never mixed . . . a lot different than today.” There will entertainment, dancing, a guided bus tour of ghost statues and the high school, golf, church services and group photos. The association hosts a reunion every five years in the city. For more information, contact Schulz at 341-4351 or Jean Watson at 403-347-3180. The reunion takes place on Aug. 10, 11 and 12.


TEDDY BEAR PICNIC Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to celebrate at the annual Dickson Store Museum Teddy Bear Picnic. There will be games, crafts, and a picnic fit for a bear on Thursday. Due to a change in date, a few spots have now opened up. Dickson Store Museum is in Spruce View. For more information, call 403728-3355.

ELLIS BIRD FARM ANNIVERSARY Ellis Bird Farm will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at an annual evening event on Aug. 10. The evening event will start at 6:30 p.m. and consists of musical entertainment by harpist Aleita Kowalchuk, and wine and desserts in the Ellis Bird Farm gardens. Several local artists have donated their time and talents to paint unique nest boxes. Robert Bateman has also signed a box that will be auctioned. Tickets for the event are $25 each and can be purchased at the Ellis Bird Farm Visitor Centre or by emailing info@ For more information, call 403-885-4477 or visit

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Heidi Zinger, left, and Laurel Teierly model hats for sale as they serenade the women taking part in the Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise’s Derby Hat Tea Party at Parkland Nurseries this week. The event hosted 40 women who had the opportunity to buy hats for the club’s Parade of Derby Hats and Fascinators that will be part of its Triple Crown Evening Sept. 29 at the Sheraton. Proceeds from the event go to Aspire Special Needs, Magdalene House Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Benefit concert for Lacombe cancer patient Public may A concert benefit is being organized for a Lacombe teenager who is receiving specialized cancer treatment in Oklahoma. Fundraising efforts to help Jesse Ganson and his family with expenses are underway, including a concert set for Sept. 9 at Canadian University College Chapel in Lacombe. Jesse — a 17-year-old who enjoys gaming, camping and hanging out with friends — became ill in the spring. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June. According to a news release issued by his aunt Londa Beavington, Jess underwent eight hours of surgery in Edmonton so that the tumour could be removed. The tumour was removed, but pathology reports later

showed it was cancerous and that this type of cancer can spread to the spinal cord and bone marrow. Jesse was given an 80 per cent chance of survival with aggressive radiation and chemotherapy. The family was given options of regular radiation in Edmonton or proton treatments in the U.S. Gerald and Shanna Ganson wanted to give their son the best possible chance of a full recovery with minimal brain damage, so they decided to go to Oklahoma for this special treatment. Jesse’s treatments, along with chemotherapy, began in July and will continue for about a month. He will face many months of chemotherapy in Edmonton after that. The cost of medical care

is largely covered by Alberta health care, but not all. Family says that some items not covered include anti-nausea pills, travelling expenses and living away from home. The community is rallying with various events, including a large garage sale and a work bee to replace the roof tiles on the Ganson home. A trust fund has been set up at the Scotiabank in Lacombe. Cheques should be made out to Leo Ganson and Julie Shipowick in Trust for Jesse Ganson. The Sept. 9 concert will get underway at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and refreshments. A variety concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance. For more information, contact Londa Beavington at


receiving upgrades for cataract surgery. Cost of the project was unavailable. For $2.3 million, the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre will add a fourth endoscopic suite to accommodate the colorectal screening program, as well as renovations to the hospital’s outpatient department’s main nursing station and patient waiting areas. Alberta Health Services doesn’t have a start-up construction date either. The health-care projects are meant to create additional future capacity, so there is no immediate impact to patient care. AHS spokesman Aric Johnson said they are working through the process of getting these projects back on track.

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Work on hospital and water treatment projects remain on hold officials can work through insurers of a construction company that went into receivership. The City of Red Deer had hired KT Construction Services Inc. to do about $1.1 million in office expansion and lab upgrades at the water treatment plant. Gord Ludtke, city environmental planning engineer, said on Friday that they are working with the KT Construction’s insurer to get the project going. The insurer would look at getting another contractor to finish the work up. “We are still hoping we can get things going later in August,” said Ludtke. Alberta Health Services was renovating in both Innisfail and Red Deer. Innisfail Health and Care Centre was

Voyeurism case to return to court A 57-year-old Lacombe man charged with voyeurism will be back in court on Aug. 17. A camera was allegedly used to spy on people during their private moments on July 3. John Lyle Harrison is charged with “surreptitiously observing by mechanical or electronic means” persons in a place where there should be

Library renovations Red Deer kids might want to stock up on their favourite picture books, music and DVDs from the Red Deer Public Library before the children’s section closes for a month-long renovation. The downtown library’s Children’s Department will be shut down from Sept. 4 to Oct. 8 as some work is done to spruce it up. No children’s materials will be available from the downtown branch during this closure. But an extended loan period is being offered. In fact, users of the downtown branch are being asked not to return any children’s items that are checked out until the department reopens in early October. Avid readers might want to bring a carrying box, as up to 99 items can be borrowed from the library, per card. Meanwhile, family-oriented materials will still be available at the G.H. Dawe branch of the public library. Check and the LINK for program information.

address health care commission Central Albertans can apply for standing to speak before a special commission into alleged health care queue jumping. Commission appointees will hear from members of the public who want to make a case for speaking before the commission, and/or who need funds to be able to attend the yet-to-be-announced hearing dates in Edmonton and Calgary. The actual inquiry is expected to last about two months and is not expected to start before December. The report has to be completed by April 30. But preliminary hearings to determine standing or fund requests from individuals or groups are set for Oct. 15 and 16 in Edmonton and Oct. 18 and 19 in Calgary. Anyone interested in making a presentation at these hearings must apply in writing by Aug. 31. Requests should be mailed to Sheila-Marie Cook, CVO, Executive Director and Commission Secretary, Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry, P.O. Box 410, Calgary, AB, T2N 3P7. The rules and procedures for standing and funding applications can be viewed on the commission’s website www.healthaccessinquiry. ca. For more information, call 403270-2059. Earlier this summer, the Alberta government approved a $10-million operating budget for the inquiry into alleged queue-jumping, which will be led by Justice John Vertes. He will look into “allegations of improper preferential access” in the publicly funded health system, but is not investigating other reports of alleged doctor intimidation. Calls for the inquiry began last year when Premier Alison Redford said such claims needed to be further investigated. Public concern was sparked by former Alberta Health Services board chief executive Stephen Duckett saying he ordered in 2009 an end to the practise of the board having “go-to-guys” to contact for adjustments to the waiting lists for health procedures.




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Connecting faith to Aurora facts JOURNALISTS TRY TO FIND AND ASSEMBLE THE PIECES OF THE BLOODY AURORA PUZZLE Once again, shocked onlookers “Does this kind of label give readpainted from familiar palettes as they ers anything to stand on? described the latest young man to It’s like these words are hovering march into the public square with his up in the sky, with no connection to the guns blazing. facts on the ground.” The alleged killer was a Truth is, in Southern Calquiet loner who excelled at ifornia, “Presbyterian” can school. describe everything from He was a normal guy who evangelical megachurches loved movies and superhero to old-line Protestant contales, only he cheered for gregations on the religious the villains. left. When hanging out in So was the Holmes bars, he was usually sitting family active in the libalone. eral Presbyterian Church Journalists also quoted (U.S.A.) or the conservapeople who knew the family tive Presbyterian Church and said that suspect James in America? Holmes was once, as The Los How about the Orthodox TERRY Angeles Times noted, “heavPresbyterian Church, the MATTINGLY ily involved in their local Evangelical Presbyterian Presbyterian church” in Church, the Bible PresbySan Diego. terian Synod, the AssociYou see, even a kid from ate Reformed Presbyteria normal church can evolve into some- an Church, the Reformed Presbyteone who dyes his hair red, allegedly rian Church of North America or the buys 6,000 rounds of ammo, girds him- American Presbyterian Church? self in a full-body armor suit and, when Then again, journalists were soon surrendering to Aurora, Colo., police, reporting that this family has been acidentifies himself as the Joker, the in- tive — for nearly a decade — in some carnation of postmodern evil. kind of Lutheran congregation. “What does ‘Presbyterian’ mean in The problem, explained Colon, is this context? that journalists assigned to cover these It’s like no one really stopped to media storms in the digital age are tryask if there was something about ing to report as much information as this particular label — the actual they can, as fast as they can, as easily content of this word — that connect- as they can, while competing against ed in any way to this event,” said legions of websites, Twitter feeds, Aly Colon, a nationally known jour- 24-hour cable news and, often, smartnalism-ethics consultant. phone videos uploaded to YouTube by


eyewitnesses. Reporters are tempted to use as many easy labels and stereotypes as possible, simply to save time and space. Almost a decade ago, Colon wrote a essay titled “Preying Presbyterians?” about a similar media blitz in which a gunman who killed an abortion-clinic doctor was constantly identified as a “former Presbyterian minister.” As it turned out, Paul Hill had become so radical that he had already been ejected from a small Presbyterian flock that was very conservative, but also opposed to any use of violence during protests. None of the mainstream news reports that he read, wrote Colon, explained why it mattered that this man had once been some kind of Presbyterian. It was just a religious label with no real content. “As journalists, we choose words carefully and conscientiously. “We select nouns and adjectives to advance the story. “We connect dots. “We make points. “We clarify. “We explain,” wrote Colon. “So when I see the word ‘Presbyterian,’ I expect an explanation somewhere in the story that tells me why I need to know that. “I would expect the same if other terms were used, such as ‘Catholic,’ ‘Episcopalian,’ ‘Christian,’ ‘Hindu,’

‘Jew,’ ‘Mormon,’ ... ‘Buddhist,’ ‘Muslim’ or ‘Pagan.’ “ What he wrote then remains true today, as journalists try to find and assemble the pieces of the bloody Aurora puzzle. If religion is going to be included in the coverage, stressed Colon, reporters must work to “connect faith to facts.” In other words, it will be crucial to learn the details of Holmes’ real life, in the here and now. Journalists must learn how he spent his time, spent his money and made the decisions that appear to have ended and altered so many lives. If faith — or some other worldview — is part of that equation, then so be it. “It’s our duty to drill down and to find facts that add clarity,” said Colon. “Maybe this young man once had a membership in a particular Presbyterian church with a particular theology. “So what? “How is that faith connected to the facts of what happened in Aurora? “There must be a connection or what’s the point?” Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Contact him at or through



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No escape from success RUINED ESCAPE PLAN WILL OPEN CENTRAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN WHAT MEMBERS HOPE IS THE BEGINNING OF A SUCCESSFUL CAREER BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Playing in front of an outdoor crowd at the Central Music Festival on Friday, Aug. 17, could be one small step up the long ladder towards fame and fortune for Ruined Escape Plan. The Red Deer band was formed at Notre Dame High School when three of its members were in Grade 12. Drummer Danial Devost was only in Grade 10 at the time, but he put in such a smokin’ performance with the school’s jazz band that the older students recruited him as a drummer for their group. “They lured me with an iced cap,” recalled Devost, with a chuckle. Fast-forward three years and Ruined Escape Plan has become known around Red Deer for playing at gigs including The Hub, the Elks Lodge, and Catholic school board-organized concerts at Red Deer’s Sacred Heart Church. While group members have travelled as far as Bluffton to entertain at a Halloween party, the three 20-yearolds — singer Maria Pelletier, guitarist Kyle Hansen and bassist Reid LeClair — are still waiting for 17-year-old Devost to turn “legal” so they can start lining up some bar dates. More recently, Ruined Escape Plan won the Central Music Festival talent show, getting to open the three-day event that runs Aug. 17 to 19 on private property just north of Red Deer. The idea of playing for a large home-town crowd has become all the more exciting for band members, since they intend to relocate to Calgary or Edmonton this summer. “It’s not that we’re dissatisfied with Red Deer,” said LeClair — but there’s a need to test a larger marketplace. “I want to be famous,” quipped Hansen. “I just don’t want to be broke,” interjected Devost. Pelletier said she wants to continue as part of a hard-working rock band. “I’d be happy with being a house band somewhere.” Hansen rolls his eyes, commenting on his bandmates’ lack of big-time ambition. Collectively the four young people produce an unexpectedly seasoned sound. And LeClair writes lyrics that attempt to plumb deep into the human psyche — which would figure, since

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Red Deer band Ruined Escape Plan from the left, Kyle Hansen, Maria Pelletier, Reid LeClair and Danial Devost. the bassist is a psychology major at Red Deer College. Pelletier jokes that the group’s “magnum opus” is the seven-minute song Glass, which objectively examines a relationship through a lens. According to Hansen, the song recognizes that “sometimes you can look through the glass, but sometimes you have to break it.” In other words, there’s a need to go after what you want, instead of always observing from the outside, said Devost. “It’s a metaphoric piece,” explained LeClair, who envisions Glass becoming part of a larger “storyline,” involving a series of songs. “It sets the framework for the rest of the concept piece.” Ruined Escape Plan has written and recorded demos for other original songs, including the contemplative Somewhere to Hide, the haunting Evil

Quartet, and the hard-rocking From the Ashes. Devost believes the group’s sound has become more complex over the years. “We had to figure out a songwriting method that worked, because it used to be that a few of us would like a song and one of us would hate it,” said Devost —“usually her,” referring to Pelletier. LeClair believes Ruined Escape Plan has developed a “very accessible, good rhythm.” The goal, he added, is to produce music that everyone can get something out of. “They’re still thinking too smallscale. Give them time,” joked the everambitious Hansen. “If we can do it on a large scale, then even better,” LeClair added, with a smile.

FESTIVAL DETAILS The Central Music Festival runs at an outdoor site north of Red Deer on: ● Friday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight ● Saturday, Aug. 18, from noon to midnight ● Sunday, Aug. 19, noon to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $80 for a three-day festival pass ($60 for students 13 to 17, and seniors over 65). Families of six can get in for $240. Camping is free. One-day passes are also available for $20 for Friday (6 p.m. to midnight), $60 for Saturday (noon to midnight), and $30 for Sunday (noon to 5:30 p.m.) For the full performance lineup, a site map, and more ticket information, go to

Given half a chance, this local band spreads happiness BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Playing for hundreds of cheering young fans at Sylvan Lake’s Shake the Lake festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, will seem like déjà vu for the Half Chance Heroes. Not only has the upbeat Red Deer band played at the skateboard/BMX/live music festival before, but the Half Chance Heroes have also recently wrapped a successful 88-show, five-month tour of schools from Ontario to B.C. More than 1,100 enthusiastic students came out to hear the Central Alberta ska/punk/pop group play at just one Vancouver assembly, recalled singer and guitarist/keyboardist D.J. La Grange. “The tour was great. The kids loved it, we sold lots of merch and CDs, and we had some big crowds.” La Grange figures the best thing about joining the tour sponsored by the motivational non-profit Live Different, is getting wider exposure among teenage audiences. But then, the Half Chance Heroes have been attracting attention for a while now. The group won the talent contest for the Central Music Festival, getting to open the event two years ago. It also performed at two previous Shake the Lake youth-oriented festivals, and debuted a 17-song album, Good Intentions, Bad Inventions, last fall that garnered some CBC Radio play. La Grange, 19, believes his young band was scouted for the Live Different tour because his group’s positive lyrics jived with messages about volunteerism and anti-bullying. Half Chance Heroes bassist Jordan Little was also able to share some of his own


Half Chance Heroes will play at Sylvan Lake’s Shake the Lake festival on Saturday, Aug. 11. stories of being picked on by other kids while in school. “A lot of bands have negative lyrics, but we have positive, energetic lyrics that kids can feel good about,” said La Grange, who believes this naturally springs from the psyches of the three group members — including drummer Ryan Schultz — who met while attending Notre Dame High School. The song Boy With a Toy is about “going after your dreams, (the sense that) the world is yours, that your life is in your hands so make it what you want it to be,” said La Grange. Top of the World, carries a realistic message about long-distance relationships being difficult. La Grange learned this the hard way, being the latest musician to lose a girlfriend while on tour. “I’m single now,” he admitted — but no less interested in hitting the road. In fact, he hopes his group — which is already getting regular weekend gigs in Calgary, Edmonton, Sylvan Lake and Red Deer — is able to tour Canada someday. Meanwhile, La Grange, Little and Schultz are working full-time day jobs outside the music industry to save money for the next CD, which is expected to be released sometime next year. Look for the first single in the fall, said the singer, who’s now satisfied that the three-way friendship among band members can be maintained, despite the pitfalls of travelling

SHAKE THE LAKE DETAILS Half Chance Heroes are among 30 bands performing over three days, from Aug. 10 to 12, at the Shake the Lake festival in Sylvan Lake, which also includes skateboarding and BMX-ing trials and demos. The group plays Saturday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage at 4803 48th St. The festival has no admission charge. For more information, contact www. together. “Every time we’ve had to solve some differences between us, we’ve come out just way tighter.” He also believes his group’s sound is also getting more expansive. Schultz is now incorporating DJing into performances “so there’s more synthesizer and keyboards and the sound is just evolving a lot,” said La Grange, who looks forward to playing at next weekend’s outdoor festival. It’s a chance to visit with other bands and get noticed, he added. “Sometimes kids will be there to hear other band play, but then they see us and they say ‘I like you guys.’ . . . It’s an awesome experience.”

Dream Drop Distance needs Disney prep Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Platform: 3DS Genre: Action Publisher: Square Enix ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: three stars (out of five) A few things are clear from the outset: You need to really enjoy Disney characters; you need to have played a few of the previous Kingdom Hearts games; and Dream Drop Distance is a wretched title that makes no sense. Now, this does not mean it’s a bad

game, but it does mean there are a few bars to hurdle to get the most out of this 3DS game. You will be overwhelmed by Disney characters, from Mickey to Goofy (my longtime personal favorite) to more modern-day characters like those from the Tron movie reboot and others. I wish I could explain why you run into them, but the plot resembles something close to narrative spaghetti, so it’s best you just play along and ignore the dialogue. You control two characters named Sora and Riku, and their individual missions are

divided up in a jarring manner. You’ll be humming along, beating up baddies as Sora, when suddenly you “drop” (hence the confusing title) into Riku’s adventure. The randomness of it makes for interesting, though at times confusing, action as you must reassess where you are and what your mission is. But this allows for quick playing on the go, and bouncing from levels designed like the movies Fantasia, Pinocchio and Tron certainly keeps you on your toes.

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BRIEFS Art award submissions sought Rooted in the arts is the theme for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor or Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. And a juried art exhibit is being planned for Red Deer to help celebrate this city’s selection as host city for the awards presentation. An official call for submissions from area artists will be made during Alberta Culture Days in September by the City of Red Deer and the HarrisWarke Gallery, which will host the exhibit from May 13 to June 22, 2013. But area artists are being given the heads up in order to help them better conceptualize and prepare their artworks. Once the call for submissions is made, it will remain open to February. Artists living within Red Deer or Red Deer County are encouraged to interpret the rooted theme in a literal or metaphoric way. The submitted artworks may also relate to Red Deer’s geographical location, the city’s centennial or other relevant interpretations. All visual arts mediums will be considered by a jury of professional artists, except for performance art and video works. The works will be chosen for the exhibit based on artistic excellence and thematic relevance. For more information, contact the city’s visual arts facilitator Tanya Zuzak Collard at 403-309-4617 or email Dates and other details will be announced in September.

Red Deer man writes science fiction A Red Deer man has penned a newly released science fiction novel. Jay Crouch has written The Gifted, which tells the story of a group of gifted teens who realize they possess special powers. According to publisher AuthorHouse, Crouch tells an exciting story in which the protagonists are met with a challenge that forces them to use their newfound powers for good, even though the world has treated them unfairly because of them. Amidst this trouble, they are visited by a powerful man who brings to their lives meaning, hope and a chance to overcome great evil.


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Roots/country band tours area The high-voltage band New Country Rehab is touring to Olds and Red Deer. Touted as “Canada’s answer to Mumford and Sons,” the roots/country group that made a splash at last year’s Calgary Folk Music Fest is performing at Tracks Pub in Olds on Wednesday. New Country Rehab also plays on Thursday at The Hideout in Gasoline Alley, south of Red Deer. For more information about the Olds concert, call 403-556-6180. For more info. about the Red Deer show, call 403348-5319.

New city theatre hosts ‘explosive’ band Get ready for some hardcore grooves — the band Exalt is performing at Red Deer’s new Slumland Theatre. “Bringing forth fury and explosive rage,” the fivemember band is touring across Canada to promote Exalt’s debut album, Breach False Minds. The Kitchener, Ont., group performs on Wednesday night at the 4732 Ross St. venue. For tickets, call 403-307-3528 or contact the Soundhouse on Alexander Way. track is locked upon the start, so the only way to see new cars, new tracks and new races is to complete the challenge in front of you. Take a moment and let that sink in. At first glance it’s merely a linear path to completion. But with race challenges that are rather difficult, you are forced to replay certain missions time and again until you complete them. You have no other choice aside from turning off the game and dreaming of what lies beyond that mission. The visuals transport you to the eras of these cars. Single-cockpit rides from the early days of the company to the classic Ferrari that I remember from watching Magnum, P.I. are all available — if you can unlock them. And this gets me to the buried lead: I quit the game. I decided it wasn’t worth it anymore. I stumbled into the one challenge that I couldn’t win, and with no open-world format or alternative to skip it and replay it later, I was adrift. I replayed earlier missions repeatedly to access the next car or track, but I finally reached my limit. Perhaps other gamers and racing aficionados will succeed in every single challenge offered, but this singular focus puts a governor on a driving game that shouldn’t have one. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or email him at





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Golden Pond headlines CAT season BY ADVOCATE STAFF The classic play On Golden Pond is among four dinner theatres productions and two comedies on the Central Alberta Theatre agenda for 2012-2013. CAT opens its 42nd season with a Sept. 13-23 run of the clever comedy Greater Tuna at the Nickel Studio in Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Two actors play 20 eccentric characters in this off-Broadway hit by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard about the fictional Tuna, Tex., “the third smallest town in the state.” The “puzzling play” 2 Across premieres on Oct. 1828. This comedy of crosswords and romance that’s set in an airport, is written by Jerry Mayer and will run at City Centre Stage in downtown Red Deer. The first dinner theatre of the season is a yetto-be-revealed Christmas-themed show, which will be presented from Nov. 16 to Dec. 15 at City Centre Stage. As with all dinner theatres, half the theatre seats will be reserved for people who want to see the show only. The zany comedy 37 Postcards, by Michael McKeever, will run from Jan. 11 to Feb. 12 as a dinner theatre presentation at City Centre Stage. The message of this comedy about a man who’s finally returning to his family after travelling abroad is: “You can go home again — you just don’t know what you’ll find.” The classic play On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson, which was turned into a beloved movie starring Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, is on from Feb. 15 to March 16 at City Centre Stage. The dinner theatre production is about a cantankerous man who’s in the twilight years of his marriage, and who finally finds peace in the turbulent relationship with his daughter. CAT’s season closes with the “laugh-out-loud” comedy Gladys in Wonderland, about a stubborn 87-year-old woman who startles the Grim Reaper by refusing to die. This dinner theatre play by Rosemary Frisino Toohey runs at City Centre Stage from March 29 to April 27. For ticket information, including season subscriptions, call the Black Knight Ticket Centre at 403-7556626.

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Aug. 4 1914: Canada automatically entered the First World War when Britain declared war on Germany after the Germans invaded Belgium. 1936: Toronto runner Phil Edwards became the first Canadian to win five Olympic medals. Edwards added the 800-metre bronze medal at the Berlin Games to his three bronzes in 1932 — in the 800, 1,500

and four-by-400 relay — and his 1928 bronze in the same relay. 2010: Twenty first-degree murder charges against serial killer Robert Pickton were formally stayed after the Crown announced it would not pursue the rest of its case against the former farmer because he already faced the stiffest sentence available in Canadian law. He was convicted in December 2007 of second-degree murder of six other women and sentenced to 25 years in prison before being eligible for parole. The Supreme Court of Canada upheld those convictions on July 30.





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Telus raises revenue forecast The revenue picture at telecom giant Telus is shaping up better than expected due to its strong wireless division that’s powered by smartphones, the company said Friday after reporting a higher second-quarter profit. Telus (TSX:T) said it’s raising its revenue forecast by $50 million to between $10.75 billion and $11.05 billion for fiscal 2012. “If you look across our wireless business, there really isn’t one indicator that isn’t firing on all cylinders across the board,” said Joe Natale, chief commercial officer. “We continue to add customers — customers that want smartphones,” Natale said in an interview. The Vancouver company’s wireless business operates under the Telus and Koodo brands and had 112,000 net new postpaid subscribers in the quarter, up 22 per cent from the same quarter last year. These customers are generally on lucrative three-year contracts for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smartphones and are a key measure of how a telecom company’s wireless division is performing.

Union joins opposition to Rona takeover MONTREAL — A major union has joined the outcry against the proposed takeover of Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) by Lowe’s, the No. 2 home-improvement chain in the United States. The Teamsters union says it’s worried about the survival of jobs if the American company succeeds in buying Canada’s largest homeimprovement retailer. The president of Teamsters Local 1999, Serge Berube, says the union is against Lowe’s proposal because there are too many unknowns. He noted Rona’s management and directors have already rejected Lowe’s proposal and Quebec’s finance minister has spoken against a takeover.



Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

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

U.S. economy adds jobs 163,000 JOBS IN JULY BUT UNEMPLOYMENT RISES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly as the rest of the world slows down. The 163,000 jobs employers added in July ended three months of weak hiring. But the surprising gains weren’t enough to drive down the unemployment rate, which ticked up to 8.3 per cent last month from 8.2 per cent in June — the 42nd straight month the jobless rate has exceeded 8 per cent. The United States remains stuck with the weakest economic recovery since World War II. The latest job numbers, released Fri-

day by the Labor Department, provided fodder both for President Barack Obama, who highlighted improved hiring in the private sector, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who pointed toward higher unemployment. “It’s not especially weak, but it’s not especially strong,” said Scott Brown, chief economist at the investment firm Raymond James. Investors focused on the positive. The Dow Jones industrials surged 217 points. Three more monthly jobs reports will come out before Election Day, including the one on October employment on Friday, Nov. 2, four days before Americans vote. No modern president has faced re-election when unemployment was so high. President Jimmy Carter was bounced from office in November 1980 when unemployment was 7.5 per cent. In remarks at the White House, Obama said the private sector has added 4.5 million jobs in the past 29 months. But he ac-

knowledged there still are too many people out of work. “We’ve got more work to do on their behalf,” he said. Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney focused on the increase in the unemployment rate, as did other Republicans. “Middleclass Americans deserve better, and I believe America can do better,” Romney said in a statement. The economy is still struggling more than three years after the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009. The collapse of the housing market and the financial crisis that followed froze credit, destroyed trillions of dollars in household wealth and brought home construction to a halt. Consumer spending, which accounts for 70 per cent of economic output, remains weak as American families pay down debts and save more.

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Travelaire founder dies

BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A Red Deer success story is turning the page on its city premises in favour of bigger and better space in Red Deer County. Digitex Copiers & Fax Inc. is developing a 23,000-square-foot building on Leva Avenue in Gasoline Alley, just north of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. The company, which currently operates out of 13,000 square feet of leased space in Riverside Light Industrial Park, also has offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. Hugh Porter, who is a partner in the business with Rob Barden and Andre Brosseau, said the new building will make it easier for Digitex to service the rapidly expanding Calgary and Edmonton markets. In addition to its proximity to Hwy 2, the building will offer better access for trucks, more efficient product processing, and increased storage space for parts and supplies, including items the company wasn’t previously able to carry. “A lot of customers are looking to just drop by and pick up parts like toner cartridges and consumable parts that we haven’t been able to warehouse and stock for space reasons,” said Porter. He added that Digitex should be able to service its Red Deer clients as quickly as before. “It’s going to impact us in a lot of good ways,” said Porter, who expects Digitex to relocate next spring. “We’re looking at a March completion.” Founded in 1996, Digitex sells, rents and services office equipment, including Canon, Sharp and Lexmark products. In addition to the four Alberta cities it’s now located in, the com-


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A welder connects pilings being driven for a new building for Digitex Copiers & Fax Inc. in Gasoline Alley West. The building, which is being built by Shunda Consulting and Construction Management Ltd., will help Red Deer-based Digitex service its offices in Calgary and Edmonton. pany is expanding into Saskatchewan. But Porter insists that Red Deer will remain the centre of its operations, as evidenced by the current project. “Our head office is here in Red Deer and always will be.” He credited Digitex’s success to its commitment to customers,

including personalized service. Rather than being routed to a call centre, customers speak directly with local staff and receive quick attention, said Porter. Meanwhile, he added, the company is big enough to serve customers in multiple markets.

Oil prices jump on U.S. jobs report BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The price of oil posted its biggest gain in more than month, jumping nearly 5 per cent, after the government reported a sharp rise in jobs growth for July. Benchmark U.S. crude on Friday rose $4.27 to end the day at US$91.40 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which sets the price for oil imported into the U.S., climbed $3.04, or 2.9 per cent, to $108.94 per barrel in London. Prices climbed after the government said U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July. Last month’s hiring was the best since February, though it wasn’t enough to drive down the unemployment rate. Prices for oil and gasoline tend to rise on signs of strength in the economy, which increases energy demand.

“There’s a lot of optimism following the jobs report,” said Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service. Also, the number of new jobs wasn’t enough to dissuade investors that the U.S. Federal Reserve could take more action to spur growth, he said. After rising sharply the first three weeks of July, the price of oil steadied as investors waited to see if central banks in the U.S. and Europe would announce new stimulus measures. On Friday, crude rose 4.9 per cent, the biggest one-day increase since June 29, when it rose 9.4 per cent. In other energy futures trading, heating oil added 8.4 cents to finish at $2.926 per gallon while wholesale gasoline added 6.1 cents to finish at $2.931 per gallon. Natural gas was dropped 4.3 cents to finish at $2.877 per 1,000 cubic feet.

A man who helped put Red Deer on the recreational vehicle map has died. Bill McCartney passed away in the city late Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 87. McCartney helped found Travelaire Canada, which produced thousands of RVs at its plant on Golden West Avenue between 1966 and 2010. He also led a group that tried unsuccessfully in 1979 to redevelop the city’s downtown and build a shopping centre in south Red Deer. Originally from Edmonton, McCartney served on a Canadian minesweeper during the Second World War. He was working as assistant used car manager at a General Motors dealership in Edmonton in 1962 when, while honeymooning with his new wife Mattie in California, he spotted several new travel trailers at a service station. The couple arranged to bring a travel trailer home, and soon after McCartney and his friend Bert Sladden had set up their own small factory in Edmonton. They obtained capital from shareholders and through a bank loan, and went into production. “I was very proud at the time that we got it off the ground and we were paying our bills,” McCartney told the Advocate during an April 2010 interview. His son Tom, who practised law in Red Deer for a number of years and now works in Calgary, said Friday that McCartney put his heart and soul into Travelaire. “He worked seven days a week. He was home on Sunday nights.” Mattie toiled alongside her husband, added Tom. “Mom did the books and she cleaned the bathrooms.” In 1966, Travelaire moved to bigger space in Red Deer.


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Dear Working Wise: What information can employers safely divulge about past employees if they get a call for a reference? I’ve heard different things about liability that have made me shy away from giving anything more than the most basic information. — Afraid to Refer Dear Afraid: There are two separate issues regarding employee references. One concerns the privacy of the employee and the other is fear of litigation.

In Alberta, the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) protects privacy in the private sector, including the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. An organization may collect, use and disclose personal employee information for reasonable purposes related to managing or recruiting personnel, including releasing reference information to another employer. The key is to ensure that the information is strictly limited to the

work relationship. In one case, a clinic employee disclosed to a prospective employer that the former employee “did a lot of complaining about her co-workers” and “because of her cancer she couldn’t handle the work.” It was determined that the first comment did not breach PIPA because it is reasonable performance-related information.

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C8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

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

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 95.30 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 73.60 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.66 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.59 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.21 Cdn. National Railway . . 89.00 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 82.51 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 3.75 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 69.25 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.41 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.69 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 29.83 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 39.86 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.30 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.21 General Motors Co. . . . . 20.04 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 14.83 Research in Motion. . . . . . 6.98 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 38.20 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31.22 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 63.17 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.11 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.75 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.03 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 66.53 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.60 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 32.97 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 11.10 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.89

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.73 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 53.39 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.55 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 16.01 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 32.83 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.68 First Quantum Minerals . 18.98 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 36.09 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.39 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 41.50 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 7.75 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 42.90 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.49 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.38 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.52 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 25.00 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.98 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.39 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 46.01 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 27.95 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.98 Canyon Services Group. 10.46 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.39 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.660 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 21.69 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.17 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.55 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 33.76 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . 1.620

Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 25.92 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.60 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.25 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.65 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.44 Penn West Energy . . . . . 13.71 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.86 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.05 Pure Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 7.26 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.63 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 13.32 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.07 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.06 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 46.71 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 57.35 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 51.86 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.24 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 26.14 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.06 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 21.47 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 37.52 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 62.33 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 10.77 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 74.62 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.950 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 51.60 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 21.21 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.00

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher on Friday for the first time this week as commodities rallied on the back of a strong increase in U.S. jobs last month. The S&P/TSX composite index ended the session up 156.09 points to 11,662.59 and the TSX Venture Exchange added 13.32 points to 1,186.95. The TSX is down 0.88 per cent since last Friday. It will be closed Monday for the Civic Holiday. The Canadian dollar ended the session up 0.52 of a cent at 99.81 cents US after flirting with parity throughout the day. The U.S. economy generated 163,000 jobs last month, better than the 100,000 gain that was projected. But the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 per cent, up 0.1 per cent. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average increased 217.29 points to 13,096.17 and the broader S&P was up 25.99 points to 1,390.99. The Nasdaq gained 58.13 points at 2,967.90. Stock markets had been slumping all week after central banks in the U.S. and Europe opted not to take any new action to shore up the economy, as many investors had hoped. The TSX energy sector led gains, up 2.5 per cent, as the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $4.27 to US$91.40 a barrel. The metals and mining index was also ahead, up 2.1 per cent, as September copper increased 7.7 cents to US$3.37 a pound. August gold was up $18.60 to close the session at US$1,609.30 an ounce. In corporate developments, Telus Corp. (TSX:T) reported secondquarter profits of $328 million, up 1.2 per cent from the same time last year, while earnings per share rose to $1.01 from 99 cents. Revenue at the company increased four per cent to $2.7 billion. Its stock lifted 78 cents to $63.17. Fertilizer producer Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) says profits jumped 20 per cent in the second quarter as demand for its crop inputs business remained strong. The Calgary-based company reported net earnings of

US$860 million or $5.44 per share for the quarter ended June 30, compared to net earnings of $718 million or $4.54 per share a year earlier. Revenue increased 10 per cent to $6.8 billion. Shares were up 71 cents to $95.30. Investment dealer GMP Capital Inc. (TSX:GMP) posted a secondquarter loss of $4.1 million as its revenue declined seven per cent to $67.7 million due to investor caution in the current economic environment. Shares increased eight cents to $4.83. Power Financial Corp. (TSX:PWF) reported Friday a drop in its second-quarter profits to $433 million or 61 cents per diluted share for the quarter, compared with a profit of $507 million, or 71 cents per diluted share, a year ago. Its shares were up 32 cents to $24.88. The federal government has set a deadline of Dec. 31, 2013 for the environmental assessment and report on Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project. A statement from the company released Friday defended its safety record and said it has the largest and most complex liquids pipeline system in the world. Shares in Enbridge dropped four cents to $39.86. European markets were higher on Friday, picking up some of the declines from the prior session, when the European Central Bank failed to deliver on its assurances it would do “whatever it takes” to help the region out of its debt crisis. Financial market highlights on Friday: TSX rises 156.09 points to 11,662.59

Nasdaq — 2,967.90 up 58.13 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 99.81 US, down up 0.52 of a cent Pound — C$1.5643 up 0.18 of a cent Euro — C$1.2406, up 1.42 cents Euro — US$1.2382, up 2.06 cents Oil futures: US$91.40 per barrel, up $4.27 (September contract) Gold Futures: US$1,609.30 per oz., up $18.60 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: C$28.954 oz., up $0.582 C$930.87 kg., up $18.71

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday’s world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 11,662.59 up 156.09 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,186.95 up 13.32 points TSX 60 — 665.53 up 9.45 points Dow — 13,096.17 up 217.29 points S&P 500 — 1,390.99 up 25.99 points

TSX Venture Exchange TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Friday at 1,186.95, up 13.32 points. The volume was 129.31 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov.’12 $4.80 higher $618.00; Jan ’13 $6.10 higher $621.10; March ’13 $6.20 higher $621.90; May ’13 $9.60 higher $615.50; July ’13 $10.10 higher $605.40; Nov. ’13 $1.30 higher $546.60; Jan. ’14 $1.30 higher $541.40; March ’14 $1.30 higher $541.40; May ’14 $1.30 higher $541.40; July ’14 $1.30 higher $541.40; Nov. ’14 $1.30 higher $541.40. Barley (Western): Oct. ’12 unchanged $265.00; Dec. ’12 unchanged $270.00; March ’13 unchanged $275.00; May ’13 unchanged $277.00; July ’13 unchanged $277.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $277.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $277.00; March ’14 unchanged $277.00; May ’14 unchanged $277.00; July ’14 unchanged $277.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $277.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 116,780 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 116,780.



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It introduced new features and models, and enjoyed steady growth — employing about 275 at its peak and becoming a familiar name on highways across Canada and beyond. The company was sold to Neonex International in 1969, but McCartney and Sladden bought it back five years later. They also opened a second plant in Ontario. Travelaire was sold again in 1988, this time to Firan Corp. — which later became Glendale International Corp. Glendale filed for bankruptcy in January 2010 and production in Red Deer ceased. McCartney and Mattie continued to live in Red Deer after they sold out to Glendale. Find out what over 10,000 investors already know But they spent their returns up to winters in Phoenix, Ariz., including last year. In 1979, McCartney CAREVEST MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORPORATIONS: pitched a plan to develop Investing in Canadian Real Estate a retail complex at the RRSP/RRIF/TFSA Eligible current site of Bower Monthly Income or Compounding Place Shopping CenGeographic mix of mortgages tre, and redevelop Red Deer’s downtown with For information call our exempt market dealer, Oxford Shopping Centres CVC Market Point: Ltd. and the Hudson’s Bay Co. Phone: 403-538-5837 “ Building Investors Wealth for over a Decade” Despite being backed Toll Free: 1-877-509-0115 by more than 90 Red This advertisement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the securities referred to herein, which is being made under an Offering Memorandum available from our Deer businesses, the office to qualified purchasers in specified jurisdictions. There are risks associated with this investment and this investment is not guaranteed or secured. Historical yields may not be representative of future proposal lost out to anyields. Please read the Offering Memorandum before investing. The issuers referred to herein are related issuers of CVC Market Point Inc. other by Daon Shopping




The second comment breached legislation, because it was personal employee information. The clinic actually had guidelines for giving references, but the employee who gave the reference failed to follow the guidelines. Employees have successfully sued their former employers for providing bad references and some employers have even tried to sue past employers for providing glowing recommendations for mediocre employees. In response, some employers have instructed their staff to only provide basic information like, “Bob Smith worked for us from May 2001 until August 2007 as a marketing representative.” This is likely the safest answer, but it’s not likely to help Bob get that next job. Potential employers might wonder if Bob’s performance was not up to snuff. So, in the spirit of trying not to get sued, I am providing the following tips for general information only — consult your lawyer for legal advice. Tip 1 — Check if your organization has a job-reference policy. If so, follow the policy. If not, you might want to create one or suggest one that specifies what information should be provided, if you need verbal or written permission from the employee, and who is authorized to provide references. Every employee should be aware of the policy and, ideally, every employee who gives references should be trained to give appropriate and legal references with confidence. Tip 2 — Talk to the employee and get their consent before you provide the reference. Be honest with the employee about the kind of reference you will provide. They may decide not to use you if you plan to give a mixed reference. Tip 3 — Be honest, accurate and specific when you give the reference and stick to work-related information only. Try to give specific examples to back up your statements. Avoid characterizing the employee’s personality or sharing your opinions on their personal life. Don’t speculate, share suspicions, or provide information “off the record.” Note who called, what they asked and what you said just in case anyone asks. Tip 4 — Do not divulge

ECONOMY: Listless growth From April through June this year, the economy expanded at a listless 1.5 per cent annual pace, a slowdown from the January-March pace of 2 per cent. The job market got off to a strong start in 2012. Employers added an average 226,000 a month from January through March. But the hiring spree was caused partly by a surprisingly warm winter that allowed construction companies and other firms to hire earlier in the year than usual, effectively stealing jobs from the spring. The payback showed up as weak hiring — an average 73,000 a month — from April through June.



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Give stuff the ‘boot’ ‘CAR BOOT’ — TRUNK FAIR — CRAZE HAD ROOTS IN CANADA; GREAT WAY TO CLEAR CLUTTER Car boot sales. A British invention, right? Eh, no. Fans may be interested to discover that they actually have their roots in Canada. Research reveals that when Father Harry Clarke (a Catholic priest from Stockport) was holidaying during the 1970s in North America, he happened upon a ‘trunk fair’ and, inspired, decided to hold his own version upon returning to England. Devised as a fundraiser to help with religious work, Clarke invited COLIN & his parish to JUSTIN bring its cars — and as many unwanted possessions as possible — to the grounds of the church. And the rest, as they say, is history. His sale was a resounding success and it subsequently spawned a million others. Car boot sales are now a major preoccupation for legions of Brits who get to play shop for the day while raising useful cash into the bargain. That said, car boot sales — or trunk fairs — aren’t the only way in which to raise money from bric-a-brac. With a compromised economy, many people now look beyond the traditional high street when it comes to style; enter the world of the garage sale, the junk shop, the charity shops, house clearances and flea markets. In fact, so good are certain deals that a switched-on army of recessionistas is creating valuable extra income courtesy of ‘picking.’ Buy it up? Clean it up? Mark it up? Sell it on? You got it! Suddenly it’s big business and the word picker is part of contemporary parlance. These days, almost everyone knows someone who’s a picker and a raft of TV shows has been invented to satisfy a burgeoning fascination for the subject. It’s fair to say that pickers are now a force to be reckoned with; indeed, some of the best relationships in the secondhand industry are those that connect pickers to shopkeepers. Many retailers simply don’t have time to run their stores and scour the markets that increasingly populate Canada’s landscape. As such, they depend on pickers to (literally) stock their shelves. If you fancy trying your luck as a picker, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the stock in your local antique store. Having a feel for desirability is key; there’s little point, after all, in carting an antique chandelier to your dealer if they expressly don’t deal with electrical items. Similarly, don’t take Lladro pieces to a store that specializes in Mid-Century Modern credenzas or, chances are, they’ll laugh you out of the store. Compatibility is king, so appraise this before shelling out on items you could potentially become stuck with. Practice, of course, makes perfect and some buys will make more money than others. The stock market isn’t the only mechanism that can go up as well as down; the same applies to the antique or secondhand market and you should be mindful of this as you find your feet. Mason jars, for example, while still popular, now attract a far lower price than they did last year. Only last Christmas we paid $30 for four grey jars at a trunk fair, items we could now find for around a third of that price. As stylists started using them in magazine vignettes, pickers across the country went into overdrive, snapping them up to sell them on. And, of course, as the market became flooded, values began to dip. Before attempting to become a picker, we recommend dipping your toe in the water by selling off some of your



Justin Ryan with some ‘treasures’ for sale. own domestic excess. Take a look around your house, your garage or your garden. How did you end up with so much clutter? And which pieces do you no longer require? We’re not going to bore you with the laws of de-junking (we’ve already written numerous articles on that subject and, frankly, if you don’t know by now how to pack a box, then we’re all screwed) but we will suggest you consider the 80/20 rule. And here it is; you, like most others, probably use 20 per cent of your belongings 80 per cent of the time. Which means that (via a clever process of deduction) the remaining 80 per cent of your possessions see the light of day just 20 per cent of the time.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do the math; your home is filled with cash-raising collateral. Perhaps now would be a good time to release some of that potential via a garage sale or via a larger, organized field sale. You’ll pay a few bucks for a pitch in the latter, but come on; just think of those profits. And is it easy to conduct a sale? Well, actually, yes, it is. But it’s as easy to get it wrong as it is to get it right. There are various ways in which to optimize during the trading period and takings can be dramatically improved if you employ basic marketing principles such as merchandising and good customer service. Here’s a simple guide to help you make the best of your session.


Position If organizing a garage or yard sale, you’re in charge of how you set it up. If attending a car boot sale or trunk fair (because others will be involved) we advise using a little ‘prime spot’ logic to establish where best to position yourself. We recommend arriving early (field sales generally open a couple of hours before the public arrive) to claim the best spot. You don’t necessarily need to be near the entrance or exit; pitching near a burger truck, for instance, may allow you to capitalize on people who are drawn in by the smell of cooking.

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CLEAN: Buyers respect clean, polished items Clean up to clean up Over the years we’ve arranged many sales and, although certain items were redundant in our lives, we recognized their usefulness for others and accorded buyers respect by cleaning and polishing everything. It made perfect sense that something shiny would be perceived as having better value than something that appeared dusty and unloved.

Smarten up A little auspicious ‘set dressing’ via colourful tablecloths and eye-catching signs will encourage folk to gravitate toward you, while a sense of order will inspire confidence. If, for example, you’re selling furniture and other home-related pieces, ‘stage’ an area to look like a comfortable room. Dress smaller pieces across shelves and adorn chairs with throws and cushions. Real estate agents, to tempt homebuyers, have been playing this trick for years, so follow their lead to amplify business.

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When you want to paddle that extra mile for a summer theme party, here’s a bit of inspiration for you. This would be fun for kids of all ages, and especially those who love the lake and have a canoe trip or two in their memory repertoire. Home and garden design duo Anne and Rick Vernon dreamed up this campsite setting for a fundraiser hosted by the Junior League of Toronto. Titled Up the Creek without a Table, it is comprised of elements that are familiar and memorable. The canoe is sitting on two tree stumps with a V notched out of them. English sycamore boards rest on a plywood base set into the centre of the canoe. A miniature woodland garden hides the base. If you don’t have a canoe on hand, the camp style can be produced with other decDEBBIE orative features that connect to the lake and tripping. TRAVIS Check out garage and cottage sales for recycled camping gear. Wood plank mats, enamelware plates and cups, twiggy cutlery, fishing float napkin rings made with fishing net and lures, and wood and canvas camp stools all combine to set the mood. Place cards were originally Christmas tree decorations, the hangers were removed and names painted on. You can make these with craft paper by cutting out two canoe shapes and sewing the sides together with a blanket stitch using fine twine or yarn. Vintage oil lamps shed light on the festivities. Serve up some doughboys and s’mores along with the catch of the day, and you’ve got a sure hit. I guarantee there will be singing! Question: I have seen rooms where you have stenciled large topical leaves and bamboo patterns onto walls. I would like to do this in my bathroom, but am having difficulty finding the stencils. Do you make your own? Thanks for all you great ideas. Answer: You can locate ready-made stencils for your project through the internet by using search words ‘large tropical leaf stencils’. They can be used many times and are an economical decorating solution that is easy and the results make you feel like an artist. For my television shows we often make our own stencils. Draw or scan the image you want and size it on a photocopier. Tape the photocopy to a cutting board and then tape a piece of Mylar (stencil plastic) over the image. Trace the shape onto the Mylar with a marker, or you can cut directly using a craft knife. It’s a good idea to cut out two or three stencils. Also you can vary the sizes according to your personal design and positioning on the walls.

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Be careful when insulating brick walls Question: Is it safe for me to blow insulation into the hollow brick wall cavities of my 1908 house? The walls are completely hollow and unobstructed from top to bottom. The gap between layers of brick measures about 2 ½-inches wide. One home inspector advised me not to insulate the walls because it could lead to deterioration of the brick. What should I do? Answer: You’re wise to add more insulation. That’s what I’d do. The large, unobstructed wall cavity you’ve got offers a wonderful opportunity, but you need to be careful what kind of insulation you use. Brick is porous, especially older brick, and any kind of STEVE fiber-based insulation will MAXWELL certainly get wet, moldy and ineffective in time. A better option is spray foam. Ask for contractor references and follow them up with phone calls to home owners. Insulating brick structures like yours is specialized work, and not every foam contractor can succeed. Ideally you’d like to find a contractor who is diligent enough to provide before and after images of previous projects taken with an infrared camera. This visually shows the heat loss from the building and the skill the contractor has in creating complete internal coverage. A layer of properly applied foam will make a huge difference in the energy efficiency of your place.

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66 Aseptic 70 Objective 71 Cut 72 Inner’s opposite 74 Tibetan gazelle 75 Eccentric or fanatical one 77 Melodies 78 Fit of annoyance 79 Young hawk 80 Slow (mus.) 81 Hurts 82 Where streets meet 85 Machete 86 Dismounted 87 Oh woe! 88 Asian palm 90 Large stone monument 94 P.M. Pearson, to pals 95 “Is this seat ___?” 96 Merit 97 Cry of discovery 98 Serve tea 99 Excrete 100 Mild expletive 101 Maiden name preceder DOWN 1 Prov. with Killarney Park 2 Evergreen 3 Man. town named after Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin (of fiction) 4 Urges on 5 Nickname of Grey Owl’s partner, Anahareo 6 Vast, rich country 7 Crossed out 8 Imitates 9 Surprised: taken ___ 10 Sibilant signal



11 Allow 12 Settle securely 13 Abrasion 14 Vivacity 15 Orange juice feature 16 Insects 22 Flying mammals 27 Stuart McLean’s radio show: “___ Cafe” 29 Luxuriant 30 Man in Motion’s Hansen 31 Plant with healing gel in leaves 32 Touch, taste or hearing 33 Dog, wolf or fox 35 Spring flower 36 Nfld. stew of salt beef and veggies: Jiggs ___ 37 Chronic Canadian concern 38 Sugar (Fr.) 39 Old anesthetic 41 Baked beans in Quebec: ___ au lard 42 Cheapest way to travel: on ___ 45 Saltpetre 47 First black U.S. president 48 The Saskatchewan 50 Early Arctic society (preInuit) 52 Lion-tiger cross 53 Of the ileum 54 Lowest point 55 Greek letter S 57 German industrial region 58 Troubadours’ instruments 60 Swiss resort 62 Bone: comb. form 64 Pull apart

65 Singer-songwriter Neil 67 Onset of burning (fuel) 68 Cut of meat 69 Consumes 71 Hebrides isle 73 Not domesticated 76 Vessel for burning incense 77 Renter 78 Boat’s canvas 80 Shoe ties 81 Nfld.’s flower: pitcher ___ 82 WWII spy school (Oshawa/ Whitby): ___ X 83 Potpourri 84 Type of Japanese pottery 85 Lapdog, in short 86 Taj Mahal city 89 Old bit of cloth 91 Musical asset 92 Definite article 93 Weeding implement

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MAKOHONIUK/MEREDITH Mary Ann (nee Pimm) Mary Ann Makohoniuk of Red Deer passed away at Michener Hill Extendicare on August 1, 2012 at the age of 98 years. She is lovingly remembered by her sons, Bill Meredith of Prince George, BC and Harry Meredith of Red Deer; daughters, Vera Lewis of Elnora, AB and Rosemary Johnson of Claresholm, AB; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. Mary is predeceased by her sons, Dale, Raymond and Gordon Meredith; infant daughter, Joyce Louise; brothers, Ted, Oliver, Virgel, Cecil and Archie Pimm; and by her sisters, Beatrice Lexau and Ethel Mellross. A Funeral Service w i l l b e h e l d o n M o n d a y, August 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Interment to follow at Bentley Cemetery, Bentley, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary’s honor may be made directly to the Diabetes Foundation, Suite 6, 5015 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9 or to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4. 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.

MCCARTNEY Bill Apr. 7, 1925 - Aug. 2, 2012 Bill McCartney was one of the founding fathers of the recreation vehicle industry in Canada. In 1963, with $40,000 in his pocket and an idea for a better trailer, Bill opened a small factory in Edmonton called Travelaire. In 1966, after a few years of modest success, Travelaire opened a large manufacturing facility on a gravel road just outside of Red Deer. Under Bill’s stewardship over the next 30 years, Travelaire became one of Canada’s largest RV manufacturers and premier brands, known for both quality and workmanship. Bill touched literally thousands of lives in Red D e e r, b o t h t h r o u g h h i s company and in the community. He was admired and respected as a man people wanted to follow, a rare trait in this modern era. Bill and his wife, Mattie, also worked hard on behalf of our Red Deer community. He served in the Navy in WWII, was a lifetime member of Rotary, worked on many civic committees and was active in Red Deer politics. He leaves behind his wife, three children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed. Bill was looking forward to talking to God about his idea for a trailer factory in Heaven. A Memorial Mass for the late Bill McCartney will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer) Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society 99 Arnot Ave Red D e e r, A l b e r t a T 4 R 3 S 6 . Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.

JOHNSON Elaine Conrad Elaine Conrad Johnson passed away July 28, 2012 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 90 years, after a brief illness. Much loved mother of Delores (Roy) McMurren, Barbara Hustins, Don (Shirley) Johnson and Marion (Albert) Washbrook. Greatly missed by 9 grandchildren and 15 3/4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Elmer Johnson; sister, Ethel Eichhorn; and brothers Ken, Arnold and Clyde Conrad. Born in Taber, Alberta, attended Normal School in Calgary, Alberta and taught school in many locations in southern and central Alberta. She enjoyed reading, travel, painting, crossword puzzles and floor curling at the Cheemo Club at Blackfalds, Alberta. At Elaine’s request there will be no service or visitation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319

Dad, we don’t know where this year has gone.... or how we managed to get through, but time went on just like you said; our hearts still ache for you. We trust that God does have a plan that’s bigger than we know, and one day we will understand why He took you home. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 Miss you more than words could say.... wish Heaven had facebook. ~Love Tyler, Ryan, Shevon Chmura (and family)


IAN ST. PIERRE Congratulations on your graduation from Queens University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!!! Love Mom, Dad, Meg, Brandon, Kate, Kent, Erin

Just had a baby boy?


Welcomes Dr. Erin Thompson †She is currently accepting patients who have moved to the Red Deer area within the last two years, and do not currently have a family doctor. †Dr. Thompson has joined the Piper Creek Low Risk Prenatal Clinic and is participating in the care of patients requiring prenatal care & delivery.

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RED DEER BINGO Centre 4946-53 Ave. (West of Superstore). Precall 12:00 & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!!

More info call 1-888-856-9282



BICHON SHIH TZU lost in West Lake area. Light Brown with white sox. Looks like a poodle with short hair. ****FOUND**** CAT MISSING, West Park tan & white. Answers to Rueben. Please call 403-346-1580 if found.



Caregivers/ Aides


F/T LIVE-IN caregiver req’d for boys age 5 & 7 yrs. old. in Red Deer. 403-343-9590

Keys went missing while at Toad and Turtlle Wednesday, August. 1st between 7:30 and 11pm If you took them by mistake or find them... please call: 403-302-8575. Urgently needed. Has house keys, vehicle fob, for Dodge Truck and post office key. Also missing, one pair of Maui Jim prescription sunglasses. LOST F small poodle, white w/tatto i ear and chip in back, answers to “Casey”, reward, call 403-391-4272

Coming Events

P/T F. caregiver wanted for F quad. Must have own vehicle. Call res. 403-348-5456 or 505-7846



First Choice Collision

has an immediate opening for a F/T Term Receptionist/ Administrative Assistants Position. Must have great customer service skills and pleasant phone manner, be able to multi-task and work in a fast pace environment. Computer skills and drivers license will be required. Excellent Wage. Fax resumes to: (403) 343-2160 or e-mail, Attention Rob.





ULTIMATE STAFF PARTY “early bird” tickets now on sale. Bring your staff, Dec. 14 or Dec. 15. Buffet, Stage show, 2 Live Bands. Book early and save. Early bird price until Aug 31, $56.00 per person. Order most of your tickets at the early bird price and add more seats to your group later as needed. Held at Weste r n e r P a r k R e d D e e r.



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Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog, tall, lean and lanky, rich brown in color, black collar, name is Zulu. Lost in the College Park area. If found please call Butch at 403-346-8571

F/T LIVE-IN CAREGIVER req’d for senior in Rocky. 403-845-3217 or email


Come celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary Sat. Aug. 18, 2012, 1 - 3 pm Living Stones Church Hall, 2020 40 Ave. R.D. NO GIFTS PLEASE!

OICKLE Wendy D. (Pedersen/Kinch) Feb. 22, 1956 - July 29, 2012 Wendy was born to Pete and Lorna Pedersen in Pincher Creek, AB. She is remembered by everyone she touched as a vibrant and generous soul who found joy in doing things for others. All are welcome to share in a celebration of her life on August 4, 2012 3:00 p.m. at 1920 - 13 Avenue N.W., Calgary. For condolences and donations please visit:

Coming Events

I’m lost from Anders area., My name is KC I’m wearing a red collar w/2 tags, white Maltese, **FOUND - Thanks**


De LAUNAY Leon Henry Ward de Launay Passed away in the Perth hospital on Monday July 30th, 2012. Leon will be sadly missed by his wife, Madeline (Ellis); his three sons and their spouses: David (Patricia), Randy (Roslyn) and Geoffrey (Kimberley); his eight grandchildren: Elliott, Gregory, Jennifer, David, James, Kathleen, Michael and Keelia; his step-children and their families: Andrew Ellis (Geoffrey, Lauren, A.J. and Eldynn), Peter (Gerda) Ellis (Rein and Meghan) and Sandrea (Bill) Crowther (Allison and Rachel). Leon was predeceased by his first wife, Daisy (Pallo); he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He spent 40 years of his career (1946-1986) with Bell Canada. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Wednesday August 8th, 2012 from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. The service will be held in the chapel at 11:00 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond Street W. Perth K7H 2K1 would be appreciated. Condolences can be sent to: BLAIR & SON FUNERAL HOME (613)267-3765

REMEMBERING JEROME CHMURA Oct. 3, 1960 - Aug. 4, 2011

by local artist/instructor Marianne Harris. Open house at 95 Piper Drive. Aug. 10th 5-9 p.m. Aug. 11th 12-9 p.m. Aug. 12, 5-9 p.m. Consider original art for home, office, and gift giving. over 200 framed! Contact Marianne at 403-986-2600 or email:

MISSING FROM KENTWOOD SINCE MAY 7. Answers to PUFF. Long haired, light orange/ beige and white. Any info or sightings appreciated. Please call 403-392-8135 or 403-350-9953

Card Of Thanks

OFFICE & PHONES CLOSED MON. AUGUST 6, 2012 Red Deer Advocate & Red Deer Life Publication dates: SAT. AUG. 4 SUN. AUG. 5 TUES. AUG. 7 Deadline is: Fri. August 3 at 5 p.m. Central AB Life Publication date: MON. AUG. 6 Deadline; Wed. August 1 at 5 p.m. Publication date: THURS. AUG. 9 Deadline is: Fri. August 3 at 5 p.m. Ponoka Publication date: WED. AUG. 8 Deadline is: Thur. August 2 at 5 p.m. Rimbey Publication date; TUES. AUG. 7 Deadline is: Thurs. August 2 at NOON Stettler & Weekender

Publication date: WED. AUG. 8 FRI. AUG. 10 Deadline is: Fri. August 3 at NOON

Doris Dersch’s Girls and Families would like to thank friends and family for the many kind words of sympathy and encouragement. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to Rimbey Continuing Care Area II Staff, Rev Simmonds, Doug McCook, UCWL, those who expressed their thoughtfulness through cards, flowers, charitable donations, attending Mom’s service, sharing their memories and who touched her life throughout the years. Bobby-Lu, Jo-Ann & Families

Sylvan Lake News & Eckville Echo Publication date: THUR. AUG. 9 Deadline is: Fri. August 3 at 5 p.m. Bashaw Publication date: TUES.AUG. 7 Deadline is: Thur. August 2 at NOON Castor - Regular deadline Have a safe & happy holiday CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300

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LOOKING FOR RDA II to Join our Team

Making a Difference The Central Alberta AIDS Network Society is the local charity that offers support to individuals who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and provides prevention and education throughout Central Alberta. CAANS is looking for a P/T ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR The application deadline is Aug. 12, 2012 for more information, Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds




No evenings - no weekends! Please email resume to conceptdentalreddeer@ or drop off resume to Concept Dental (Suite101 5018 45 ST. Attn Kelli. 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

Farm Work

755 Medical

Farm Work


SINGLE PERSON FOR Farm work & livestock. Farm exp. an asset. Room & board avail. 403-631-2373, 403-994-0581


willing to work night/early morning shifts. Immediate openings. Full Benefits. Contact Mike 403-848-1478

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2 P/T CLEANERS req’d. Commercial cleaning. 403-318-7625 or leave msg. 403-600-4958

CASH CASINO is hiring a


3am - 11am shift. Need to be physically fit. Must have reliable transportation. Please send resume to or fax 1-403-243-4812 or drop off at Cash Casino, 6350 - 67 St.



Red Deer, AB

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

The Receptionist is responsible for greeting visitors and directing them to appropriate person or department, answering and forwarding telephone calls, ordering supplies and performing additional clerical duties as required. Qualifications: • Experience answering a multiline phone system • Professional and courteous demeanor • Customer service focus



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 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds





A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted. 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




Only individuals with clean drivers abstract and 100% commitment to customer service and safe work practices need apply. Please forward resumes and abstracts via the following: Fax: 403-309-5962 Email: Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds




Is looking to fill the following position in our Hinton location:

Is looking to fill the following position


The successful candidate will have:

The successful candidate will have: * Oilfield/Pipeline crew dispatch experience (an asset) * Ability to pay attention to Detail * Excellent Organizational and People Skills * Problem Solving Skills * Good Computer Skills with MS Office * Managerial Experience, will be an asset


* Good Computer Skills with MS Office * Managerial Experience * Mechanical Knowledge is an asset * Excellent Organizational and People Skills

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.

Relocation to either our Hinton or Fox Creek office will be mandatory Must pass an in-house Drug and Alcohol Test.

Must pass an in-house Drug and Alcohol Test.

Please submit resumes to or fax to 780 865 5829

Please submit resumes to or fax to 780 865 5829



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is looking for journeyman picker operator.Top wages and benefits. Safety tickets required. Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128. No phone calls.





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Quinn Pumps has an opening for a



Established and very busy Oilfield Trucking Company is now hiring for the following:





Required Immediately



Field Operations

Qualified individual will be self-motivated and experienced in tank farm rig ups. Responsibilities will include organization and rig up of tank farm/manifold systems, delivery of office trailers and light towers. We are willing to train the right candidates with related oilfield experience.


RN, LPN & HCA’S Required. All positions available. Visit or send resume to







Quinn Pumps Canada Ltd. is seeking a Payroll Specialist. Reporting to the Corporate Controller you will be responsible for the payroll and benefits for 350 + employees across three provinces (Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan) as well as 150 employees in the US. Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Process payment for salaried and hourly employees on a bi-weekly basis and complete payroll journal entries - Create, maintain, secure, update, administer and ensure accuracy in performing data entry of new and terminated employees - Reconcile deductions and remittances to CRA - Complete T4’s, ROE’s and year end reconciliation - Enrolling employee benefits and remitting RRSP/RPP contributions - Process bonus payments, and other discretionary/off cycle payments as needed. - Answer employee questions about payroll/benefits processes

Advance your career with Sanjel – Join Canada’s largest privately-owned global energy service company. Our employees are the driving force behind our company and we value their contribution. Develop your career in a dynamic environment where employees are empowered to be innovators, and safety is always our number one priority.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- 3-5 years related payroll and benefits experience - CPM Designation through Canadian Payroll Association or working towards - Previous accounting experience preferred - Working knowledge of ADP payroll necessary - Understanding of Employment Standards in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and US payroll knowledge an asset - Excellent organizational and time management skills - Strong attention to detail - Deadline driven



EQUIPMENT OPERATORS OilďŹ eld Division We require experienced operators for lease building, site remediation & reclamation to operate:


Excavators, dozers, graders, scrapers, hoes & loaders

H2S Alive, First Aid and Ground Disturbance certification required. Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail:

TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300 Bower 232 BARRET DRIVE Fri. 3rd 11-6, Sat. 4th 9-4 Plus sized clothing, Christmas decorations, numerous other items. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Eastview 3957 35 AVE. Tues. 31st - Sat. 4th, 10-5 Household sale (inside). Crafts, figurines, too numerous to list. Windsurfer, bdrm. furniture & more.

Mountview MOVING SALE 4114 35 STREET August 2-4 Thurs, Fri & Sat 9-8 Everything must go!

83 NYMAN CRES Thurs. Aug. 2, Fri. Aug. 3, Sat. Aug. 4, Sun. Aug. 5, 10-5. Shop Vac, Patio Set, Bicycle, Lots of Donations.

MULTI FAMILY ON ALEXANDER CRES. Aug. 3/ 4, Fri. 3-8, Sat. 9-3 Lots of furniture, household items, toys, clothing.

Fairview - Upper

Johnstone Park MULTI FAMILY Children’s toys and clothing, decorations, furniture, and more. 114 Jones Crsc. Aug. 3 & 4, Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-5

GARAGE/ ANTIQUE/ COLLECTIBLE SALE. 33 SPENCER ST Fri. Aug. 3, 12-3, Sat. Aug. 4, 12-2 p.m.

Victoria Park

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28 FERN ROAD BACK ALLEY ONLY Aug. 4 & 5, Sat. & Sun. 8-4 Car, tires, bbq, misc. household items



North Red Deer


Holiday Inn on 67 St. July 29, 1-9, July 30 - Aug. 5, 9-5 Hotel furniture, tv’s, beds, etc.

Riverside Meadows 5838 57 AVE. Back Yard Saturday 4th, 9-7 Home decor, some furn., and other cool stuff!

West Park 3 FAMILY YARD SALE 5406 39 ST. SAT. AUG. 4, SUN. AUG. 5 9 A.M.- 6 P.M. HUGE SALE Aug. 2nd-5th 9 WRIGHT AVE, Thurs. 2-8, Fri. & Sat. 2-6, Sun 9-12 Kitchen granite counter tops & vanities, etc. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Sylvan Lake 4517 45 STREET SYLVAN LAKE Aug. 4, Sat. 9 - 2 Tools, household & misc. items.

Speak to a recruiter at 1.800.9SANJEL, e-mail, or drop your resume off at the Red Deer Coiled Tubing Shop located at 4100 77th Street.

Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:

Pidherney’s offers: • Top wages paid based on experience • Flexible work schedule • Benefit Package • Career Advancement Opportunities

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You have expertise, a passion for excellence and improvement, and a commitment to safety – bring them to work as part of our team. Sanjel_CoiledTubCoord_RedD_12-0725



Please forward your resume and salary expectations in confidence to: Quinn Pumps Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax (403) 343-3210

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800 TKS Lacombe, AB


Industries MANAGEMENT Trainee Required Westcan Fabricating Ltd is a fast growing oil and gas fabricating company based out of Ponoka AB. The successful candidate will have: *2 years Post-Secondary Education in either Business/Oil & Gas Technology *Good Computer Skills with MS Office; *Detailed Orientated individual who can deal with multi-tasking and changing priorities and staff on a daily basis. *Experience working in fabricating oil and gas production equipment an asset. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send resume to Of fax to 403-775-4014 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT



(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

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



TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring exp’d snubbing operators and helpers. Only those WITH experience need apply. Email: janderson@ or fax 403-844-2148


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



for busy oilfield trucking company. Top wages Fax resume to: 403-346-6128, Attn: Pierre No phone calls please! Start your career! See Help Wanted

Rig work - Vacuum / Water Truck Operators Needed. Scheduled time off. F/T exp’d trainer needed as well. Fax resume, & driver’s abstract, to (403)786-9915

website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.




VAC/steamer Truck driver Lacombe area, Fax resume to 403-782-0507 WATER & VAC DRIVER needed. All oilfield tickets req’d. Call 885-4373 or fax resume 403-885-4374



360 FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINING Hiring F/T Certified Personal Trainer. Start ASAP with full clientele. Best compensation citywide. Email resume to

HULCO CONTROL SPECIALISTS LTD Leslieville Ab We’re growing!! Now accepting applications for


COR certified preferred. Strong administration skills an asset. Training available Please fax resume to 403-729-2507 Email to: Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT


Become Part of the World’s Most Respected Humanitarian Organization.

Program Coordinator - Disaster Management and Humanitarian Issues

Please visit our website for more information. Applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes when positions are filled.

Human Resources Parkland Youth Homes Society 4920 54 St., Red Deer, AB, T4N 2G8


MULTI-CULTURAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre provides programs and services to assist seniors by providing daily living supports. * You have a passion and understanding of the senior population. * Experienced in assessment and referrals * Speak second language prevalent in our multi-cultural community * Good knowledge of current community services and opportunities for older adults. * Develop and maintain a good working relationship with other agencies and the community through networking, presentations and cooperative projects. * The ability to facilitate support groups * A background in Human Services with a minimum two (2) year diploma in either Social Work, Nursing, Gerontology or Psychology and supplemented by related community experience. * You must have a reliable car and a valid driver’s license * 30 hours a week from 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm * EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Please submit resume, 3 references, salary expectations by August 7 to: Executive Director Fax (403) 343-7977 Email: >>No Telephone Inquiries Please<< Thank you for your interest, however only qualified applicants will be contacted.



Restaurant/ Hotel

Franchise Available for Location on Gasoline Alley in Red Deer, A.B. This location includes the completely redeveloped Smitty’s Restaurant, Lounge, Convenience Store, New Husky Gas Bar and Car Wash. Further Smitty’s Franchise rights to the city of Red Deer are also negotiable. For more information, contact Scott Amberson SMITTY’S CANADA LIMITED #600 – 501, 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0C7 (403) 229-3838 Fax (403) 229-3899 Email:



Door Personnel Apply in person after 3 pm.

Sales & Distributors


AP & Payroll Clerk

Don’t miss your opportunity to apply. Previous experience is an asset.

* Job tasks will include data entry, processing & monitoring of payments and expenditures, etc., and complete payroll functions including distribution, government remittances and group health plan administration. Must be proficient with bookkeeping, exceedingly organized, and have keen attention to detail. Ideal candidate will have experience with SAP or similar ERP Systems, as well as a working knowledge of the oilfield industry. Please specify the position title in your cover letter. Send resume in confidence to or fax to 403-314-9799. We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



BREAKFAST day & evening cooks p/t and f/t Sylvan Lake. 403-396-5031 CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT $11/hr. 6 positions, SUPERVISORS $13/hr. 5 positions Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. Fax: 403-782-9685 Call 403-341-3561 or apply in person Start your career! See Help Wanted

F/T BAKERY POSITION AVAIL. Must be reliable and willing to work weekends. $12/hour. Apply in person to the Donut Mill, Gasoline Alley

Sales & Distributors

Managers • Cooks • Dishwashers • Servers Hosts • Bartenders Convenience Store Attendants

Thursday August 9th 8:00am until 8:00pm Hampton Inn & Suites

ACTION RESTORATION LTD. A disaster restoration firm serving southern AB is seeking F/T EMERGENCY RESTORATION TECHS for the Red Deer location. Valid drivers licence is req’d. Pref. given to candidates with IICRC Certification. Fax resume to: 403-253-7367 or email: humanresources

Canada’s Largest Full Service Family Restaurant Chain – Since 1960




OUTREACH COORDINATOR The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre provides programs and services to assist seniors by providing daily living supports. • You have a passion and understanding of the senior population. • Experienced in assessments and referrals • Good knowledge of current community services and opportunities for older adults. • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with other agencies and the community through networking, presentations and cooperative projects. • The ability to work in a team environment. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills • Ability to facilitate support groups • A background in Human Services with a minimum two (2) year diploma in either Social Work, Nursing, Gerontology or Psychology and supplemented by related community experience. • You must have a reliable car and a valid driver’s license • 30 hours week, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

A disaster restoration firm serving southern AB is seeking F/T CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL & CARPENTERS for the Red Deer location. Must have exp. in all areas of residential construction. Valid drivers license is req’d. Pref. given to candidates with previous restoration industry exp. Fax resume to: 403-253-7367 or email: humanresources

APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN Trail Appliances is one of the leading independent appliance retailers in Western Canada, supplying brand name appliances from North American and Europe. Trail offers excellent training and a competitive compensation and benefit plan.

Please submit resume, 3 references, salary expectations by August 7, 2012 to: Executive Director Fax (403) 343-7977 Email: >>No Telephone Inquiries Please<< Thank you for your interest, however only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Trail Appliances is currently looking for a F/T APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN The successful candidate will be responsible for:




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Palliser Chevrolet has earned a reputation for Reliability, Quality, and Customer Service. To do this it means having the right people and product.

Verifying and accurately diagnosing mechanical / electrical problems. Preparing accurate estimates and explanations on all repairs. Performing assigned, required repairs to customer products. Wo r k i n g a s a t e a m member in a fast paced department. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an aptitude for time management.

Palliser Chevrolet requires a


If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career as a Service Technician, please apply in person with your resume to Chris Sturdy at 2823 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer. No phone calls please. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.

YOU OFFER: • A team player with a commitment • Exceptional communication skills to exceptional customer service and (including computer literacy) satisfaction • Vehicle sales experience is an • A positive work attitude with strong asset but we are willing to train a work ethics suitable applicant WE OFFER: • Long established, respected dealership environment • Superior earning potential

Woodworking machine operators $17.00- $21.50 hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. Furniture manufacturing labourers $13.95 - $17. hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. Cabinetmakers $18.50$22.50 hourly - $40.00 hrs. per wk. Send resumes to Box 5324 Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1X1; apply by email at Abel.Corporation@ or by fax to (403) 782-2729


SMITTY’S CANADA LIMITED #600 – 501, 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0C7 Fax: (403) 229-3899 Email:


15 INDUSTRIAL maintenance painters, F/T year round work $17-$21/per hr. min. 3 yrs exp. with sandblasting and spray painting. Duties: sandblasting, sanding, painting, coating and hydoblasting. Apply at Hall Industrial Contracting, BURBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, Site 9, Box 147, Blackfalds, AB or email: wayne@ hallindustrialcontracting. com or fax 403-885-8886 A FULL TIME PAINTER REQUIRED Painting exp. necessary. Must have vehicle. Must be task orientated, self motivated & reliable. Phone 403-596-1829 ABEL CORPORATION is looking for candidates for the following positions:


Our completely redeveloped Smitty’s Restaurant, Lounge, Convenience Store, New Husky Gas Bar and Car Wash on Gasoline Alley in Red Deer, A.B. will reopen in September.


PREMIER SPA BOUTIQUE is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location, Red Deer. $17.40/hr. Email resume:


Canada’s Largest Full Service Family Restaurant Chain - Since 1960


RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T front desk agents. Flexibility req’d. Shift work including. wknds and eves. IIncentive and bonus programs. Starting rate at $12/per hr. Exp. not essential Drop off resume to 6853 - 66 Street or fax 403-342-4433 or email: info@


*Job tasks will include data e n t r y, c l i e n t r e p o r t i n g , account collections, etc., Must be exceedingly organized, have keen attention to detail, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Ideal candidate will have experience with SAP or similar ERP Systems, as well as a working knowledge of the oilfield industry. Please specify the position title in your cover letter.

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• Ongoing commitment to training • Benefits Plan

Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, PLEASE FORWARD RESUMES TO JAMES O’DWYER. 255151H4-25



Resumes can be emailed to: Faxed to: 403-346-3225 or forwarded to:

COME JOIN OUR TEAM DBA, Menchie’s Frozen DBA Menchies Yogurt Restaurant Frozen Yogurt Restaurant - Red Deer AB - Red Deer AB RESTAURANT Food & Beverage Servers SUPERVISOR’S - Full Time. 2 locations. - F/T - 2 positions avail DUTIES: Serve food & DUTIES: Plan, organize, beverages, general plate control and evaluate services, handle customer operations of Frozen complaints, clear and Yogurt Restaurant. clean tables, present bills Recruit and supervise and accept payment, staff, staff scheduling, job describe menu items and training. Control and order advise on menu selections, inventory. Monitor revenue. Resolve customer complaints. food counter prep, Ensure health & safety replenish condiments. standards are followed. QUALIFICATIONS: Customer service an asset. QUALIFICATIONS: Job knowledge & commu- 2 years customers service. nication. Food sanitation, Knowledge of WHIMIS & First Aid supervisory skills. are an asset. WAGES: $13.50/hr WAGES: $10-10.25/hr Fax resume to Deon Beaupre Fax resume to Deon Beaupre 403-309-4418 Mail resume to Box 28038, 403-309-4418 Red Deer, AB T4P 1K4 Mail resume to Box 28038, Red Deer, AB T4P 1K4 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds You can sell your guitar for a song... Classifieds or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Your place to SELL and we’ll sell it for you! Your place to BUY

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* Disability & Community Studies or related Plans, coordinates and organizes the delivery of post-secondary diploma with a minimum of two Disaster Managemen t services and programs and years experience providing assists in establishing new community support services for individuals opportunities in the Red with developmental Deer and District area. disabilities Participates in regional planning and development * Prior supervisory experience * Strong background in a activities. Supports the variety of intervention development of youth engagement strategies as strategies and disabling they relate to humanitarian conditions * Strong communication, issues. organizational, interpersonal, If this is your perfect job leadership and problem and life choice, view all solving skills, contributing responsibilities and to your effectiveness qualifications on our working as part of a website at: http:// multidisciplinary team. DUTIES: asp?id=43770&tid=001 * Will work directly on site, Looking for a new pet? providing direct services Check out Classifieds to and be responsible for find the purrfect pet. the overall daily organization, operation and monitoring OFFICE MANAGER/ of support services provided. BOOKKEEPER * Ensuring effective and with 25 years experience consistent supports from Nelson, British Columbia across all team members seeking employment in HOURS/ Red Deer & area. Proficient COMPENSATION: in many Accounting Software * 40 hours / week, shiftwork Programs and all and weekends may be Accounting Procedures. Works well under pressure required. * Salary range: $3,440.82 and in fast-paced $3,730.76 per month environment. Available for September, 2012. Direct Resumes/Applications Phone: 250-352-2024, to C.A.R.S. Cell: 250-509-3667, email: #101 - 5589 47 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 Fax 346-8015 TOO MUCH STUFF? Email: Let Classifieds Central Alberta’s Largest help you sell it. Car Lot in Classifieds Technical Support Agent - Software co has FT position. To apply, please LUFKIN PENTAGON see: OPTIMIZATION en/about-us/opportunities Has 2 exciting positions available in our Red Deer CELEBRATIONS office!! HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

PARKLAND YOUTH HOMES SOCIETY Red Deer, Alberta Parkland Youth Homes is a non-profit, dynamic, learning organization that is passionate about providing quality service to youth and families in the Red Deer area. We are seeking qualified, motivated individuals to fill the following positions:

CENTRAL Alberta Residence Society




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Palliser Chevrolet. 4604 42nd Ave., Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P6 Fax: 403-227-3195 Email:




C & C COATINGS is seeking an INDUSTRIAL PAINTER. Exp. with Endura an asset. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165.

E4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Are you ready for the next challenge? We are currently seeking talented and innovative teamplayers who are passionate about construction for the Red Deer, Central Alberta Cancer Centre project. Experienced Construction Labourers and Carpenters (Apprentice to Journeyperson) wanted. Resumes may be submitted on our website,, or can be sent by fax or postal mail to: Attention: Tracy Brown Stuart Olson Contracting Inc. 1560 Hastings Cres. SE Calgary, AB T2G 4E1 Fax: 403-720-8674


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: CENTRAL ALBERTA DEALERSHIP is now accepting applications for a full time Parts Person. Must have good communication and computer skills and have the ability to work independently. Excellent company benefits. Please email resume along with wage expectations to: or fax to 403-347-3813 EXPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;;D roofer with own truck and tools, F/T year round work. $13- $15/bundle. Phone 403-358-8580 EXPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D SIDER , must have truck and tools. Call 403-347-2522 FLOORING ESTIMATOR Very busy flooring company is currently seeking a professional & experienced estimator. Duties include flooring inspection, measuring, reading blueprints & quoting. Requirements: Minimum of 2 yrs. experience, driver license, friendly and professional attitude. Wages based on experience, benefits avail. 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB FOUNDATION COMPANY currently seeking experienced commercial foundation form workers. Please fax resume to 403-346-5867






FLOORING INSTALLER Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d immediately, expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d flooring installer (carpet, tile, lino, hardwood, etc.), for very busy Central Alberta flooring company. Must be neat, INSTALLATION clean, professional, friendTECHNICIAN ly and works well with AUDIO INNOVATIONS others or alone. is Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. leading Custom Home Excellent wages, benefits Theatre and Multi-Room & great working environAudio Company, ment. Please fax resume specializing in above to 403-309-3000 or drop off average service and at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer always delivering more FRAMERS wanted for new then our clients expect. construction in Red Deer. D u e t o o u r c o n t i n u e d growth, we are looking Please call 403-343-1010 for highly motivated TOO MUCH STUFF? career-oriented people to Let Classifieds join our team. The successful candidate will help you sell it. have the following proven traits; committed to excellent service, willingness to learn, team player, and a mature positive attitude. This is a Furix Energy Inc. is hiring full time position offering F/T B-Pressure Welder competitive salary bonus, The successful candidate benefits program, and must have vessel lay out an excellent opportunity and piping experience. for advancement. As our Must have valid AB BI n s t a l l a t i o n Te c h n i c i a n Pressure license. you will be pre-wiring We will pay a starting and installing in-ceiling wage of $45.00/hour with speakers for our custom full benefit packages. audio/video systems. An If interested please call understanding of the Home Mike 403-391-2689 or Building industry an asset, email: but not a prerequisite. If you are the right person to join our team, please GOODMEN forward your resume to: ROOFING LTD. Audio Innovations Requires 5125 - 76A Street Close Red Deer, AB SLOPED ROOFERS Fax: 403-340-3218 LABOURERS email: & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 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 prepper. Apply with resume to 7453 - 50 ave Red Deer, AB or email resume to Central Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


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


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 LOOKING for hourly drywallers and general laborers. Please fax resume to 403-782-0610




LACOMBE Golf & Country Club has an employment opportunity for a mechanic. 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 course equipment fleet and power carts; Maintain equipment maintenance records; Sharpening and set up of all reel and rotary cutting units. Contact: CJ Dahl Ph: 403782-6000 Fax: 403-7826009 E-mail: cjdahl@



PICKER truck operator & fireplace installer assistant needed in Red Deer A S A P. M u s t k n o w R e d Deer & surrounding area & have valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Please fax resumes to 403-343-1899. 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.


has an opening for a JOURNEYMAN LIGHT DUTY MECHANIC Preference will be given to those w/alignment exp. Great pay, profit share and full benefits. Bring your resume to: 5139 - 50 Street, Innisfail



Immediate Opportunity. This position is responsible for ABSA drawings and shop layout drawings for truck mounted vacuum systems using Autodesk Looking for a place Inventor. Production to live? Bonuses Comp. Take a tour through the wages & benefits. CLASSIFIEDS Long term employment Please email resume to LOOKING for apprentice or fax to: 403-314-2249 or jouneyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop, Fax resume to: 403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911

Shipper/ Receiver/ Material Handler * Must be computer proficient * Multi task oriented and organized * General shipping/ receiving duties * Inventory control experience an asset Company paid benefit plan and RRSP. Please send resumes to: resume@


PERFORMANCE ENERGY SERVICES INC. is an aggressive new Cementing and Nitrogen Pumping Company with current operations out of Red Deer and Whitecourt area. We are currently looking for Supervisors that like to work and think independently, with new equipment and a great working environment. Please email all resumes to Dwayne Cooper at dcooper@ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a respected company that people want to work withâ&#x20AC;?

Required Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Fabricator For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites. Competitive wages with benefit packages available.

Badger Daylighting LP the industry leader in Hydro-vac excavating requires an:

Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds looking for


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:

for framing and rebar related jobs.

â&#x20AC;˘ Great benefit package.

â&#x20AC;˘ Wages based on experience. â&#x20AC;˘ Own transportation to work is required. Please fax resume to

403-885-5516 255154G30-H7

or email

No Phone Calls Please

STRONG Insulation Inc. is looking for insulation contractors for commercial jobs in Sask. & Alberta. Qualifications and rates can be discussed further. Please call Mike @ 403-597-1877

255798H3-21 Fax: 403-343-0401

Interested candidates please send resume to Of fax to 403-775-4014


for the PAINT department in the Red Deer manufacturing shop.

SEEKING exp. siding installer. Exp. with vinyl & composite wood siding a must. Tools & transportation reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Permanent F/T. Call Bob (403)872-1312




SECURITAS CANADA Hiring Immediate FT & Casual

EMR /EMT Security Positions Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Stafffor a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer. REQUIREMENTS are for this position: Security/Emergency Dispatcher: *EMR/EMT- ACP registered *Valid license ( class 4) *Provincial Security License *Bondable *Good interpersonal skills *Good communication skills *Computer knowledge, previous emergency experience, previous security experience, client interaction experience an asset WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and Dental plan *Above average wages *Fully Paid uniform *All training time paid *Dedicated quality group. *Room to learn and grow. How to apply: Fax: 403 314 8475 Email:

SMITH ROOFING & SIDING Looking for experienced siders. Call 403-782-4771 or 403-350-6571 STUCCO LABOURERS needed Immed. Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d but will train. Drivers License prefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 403-588-5306





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QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599 V C P PA I N T I N G r e q â&#x20AC;&#x2122; s painters & workers with acrylic stucco exp. Call 403-340-9486 between 8 am - 4 pm. or fax 403--342-4985 or email


We are expanding and looking for Apprentice & Journeyman Welders to work with us. We specialize in Repair and Maintenance as well as custom fabrication of shacks & components. We have a variety of jobs coming through our door on a daily basis. The ideal candidate would have some mechanical ability and a desire to learn. Please send your resume & references by email to or fax your resume to 403-309-7134. No Phone Calls Please

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We are a 16 Time Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award Winning Dealership & weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing to grow!

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

but will consider an:


if the applicant is right.

We offer an excellent compensation package including beneďŹ ts â&#x20AC;˘ Pay is commensurate with experience â&#x20AC;˘ Ford experience an asset but not necessary â&#x20AC;˘ Premium wages for Diesel experience Relocation assistance for the right candidate

4412-50 St., Innisfail, AB or by Fax: 403-227-4544 or or e-mail:


Apply in person at:

Must be able to work independently and enjoy sales. Class 3 license needed. Call 403-635-4123 or Fax 403-329-1585 or email

OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558

DRIVER/SALES Canwest Propane, an affiliate of Gibson Energy, is the industry leader in providing propane supply, distribution, equipment and related services to customers across Western Canada. We are seeking to hire permanent Driver/Sales for the Red Deer area.

Qualifications Required: * Valid Class 3 license with Busy Central Alberta Grain air ticket Trucking Company looking * Valid delivery and safety for Class 1 Drivers. We courses; Emergency offer lots of home time, First Aid, WHMIS and benefits and a bonus TDG are required program. Grain and super although training B exp. an asset but not is available necessary. If you have a * Propane-related clean commercial drivers experience is an asset abstract and would like to * Oilfield experience is start making good money. an asset fax or email resume and comm.abstract to Canwest Propane 403-337-3758 or offers a competitive compensation package


Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d immediately Will consider training a professional, experienced driver. Ph.1-877-463-9664 or email resume to info@capilano

CLASS 3 driver with air endorsement required for our red deer location. Successful applicant will be required to pass mandatory drug screening. Fax resume with current driver abstract to 403-346-6721.


Vacuum & Water Truck operators reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 DRIVERS & SWAMPERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841

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Interested candidates are invited to apply via our website or by Fax at 403-346-0595 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

LOCAL ACID Transport company looking for expdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; F/T Class 1 truck driver. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg., Fax resume and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract to 403-346-3766 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

RED DEER BASED Oilfield Hauling Company requires exp. Picker Operators with Class 1 license and picker ticket. Top wages paid to the right people. P/T position also avail. Please fax resume with current abstract and oilfield related tickets to: 403-309-7409. or email to TOW TRUCK drivers reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

Business Opportunities


LOOKING FOR SILENT OR ACTIVE INVESTOR FOR CAR WASH. Please reply with questions & contact numbers to Box 801, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

860 Currently looking for a

CLASS 1 DRIVER for NEW T800 Winch Tractor

Must have experience and knowledge of: â&#x20AC;˘ Heavy equipment for loading and unloading over the beaver tails â&#x20AC;˘ Load securement â&#x20AC;˘ Hours or service â&#x20AC;˘ Clean abstract â&#x20AC;˘ Good communication with ďŹ eld personnel â&#x20AC;˘ Taking care of permits â&#x20AC;˘ Self management OFFERING: â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive wages â&#x20AC;˘ Reliable equipment If you are interested in joining an aggressive safety oriented company and operating a 2012 T800 winch tractor give us a call. Phone 403-782-2756 Fax 403-782-6856


STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best 50 Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees. STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best 50 Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees. Due to continued growth we are currently seeking:

We are currently hiring for the position of:


Reporting to the Quality Services Supervisor, the Coordinator will be responsible to provide subject matter expertise and support to the various business units within Studon. The position will require occasional and sometimes frequent travel.

The ideal candidate will require the following for this position: â&#x20AC;˘ Specific experience in preventative maintenance and building checks â&#x20AC;˘ Work experience on advanced controls; electric, pneumatic, DDS systems â&#x20AC;˘ Compressor and heat pump change outs â&#x20AC;˘ Well organized with good time management skills â&#x20AC;˘ Strong interpersonal and communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Computer literate

STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Human Resources Fax # 403-342-6505 Email

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The ideal candidate will have the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum of two years of QA/QC experience in the Oil & Gas / Electrical Construction Industry â&#x20AC;˘ JM Electrician with Interprovincial Certification o Dual Ticketed (Electrical/ Instrumentation) beneficial â&#x20AC;˘ Have/ working towards Quality Management Certificate an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Strong Communication, Presentation, and Leadership Skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent computers skills with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of Products â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to read and understand blueprints â&#x20AC;˘ Vast knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code

STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment.





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For recycling company in Central Alberta.


is looking for for the following full time position:






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Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness


NEXUS ENGINEERING, an oilfield based company, is currently looking for a




Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. Please note: This job posting closes on Monday, August 13, 2012 STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Andrea Mercer Fax # 403-342-6505 Email

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Interior Designer

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIER NEEDED Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in GLENDALE Grimson St. & Goodall Ave.

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

RIVERSIDE MEADOWS Kerrywood Mews 53, 54, 55 & 56 Ave. & 60 St. & 58 A St. 2 ROUTES Oriole Park West Ogilvie Close & Oldring Crsc. & Oaklands Crsc. & Oakwood Close

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

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

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

Please call Debbie for details

314-4307 ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in LANCASTER Lampard Crsc. area & Lord Close area. MICHENER


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

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info ADULT UPGRADING

Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available! * GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades

Academic Express

Adult Education & Training


BALMORAL GOLF COURSE requires a mature individual for beverage cart operator. Must be available evenings and weekends. Must be over 18. PROSERVE certif. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Wage and golf privileges. Drop off resume at clubhouse or fax to 403-342-9503

Career Opportunity

$18.36/hr. + bonuses. Red Deer distribution company beginning 2nd. successful year of growth in the Red Deer area. We are currently seeking energetic individuals looking to get ahead. Positons include: Water quality advisers, customer service and general labor. P/T & F/T positions avail. Rapid advancement avail. Please call Sat. Mon. & Tues. 10-6 403-356-0330

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life twice weekly in Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail. Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 Blue Grass Sod Farms is looking for Yard personnel Seasonal full time. Must have a class 5 license. Please send all resumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attn. Nursery Dept. Fax 403-342-7488, Email



Purchaser & Purchaser Assistant

â&#x20AC; Responsibilities include: managing input & tracking of purchase orders, tracking shipments, administering price lists, organizing promotional information from vendors & stores, generating monthly sales & purchase advice reports. â&#x20AC;  Strong communication & computer skills, with proficiency using Microsoft Office, attention to detail, multi-task oriented & superior organizational, time management & problem solving skills required. â&#x20AC;  Remuneration based on education and experience. Excellent benefits. â&#x20AC;  APPLY NOW! Email resume to Fax resume to 1-888-409-0483 Online @ SOURCE ADULT VIDEO requires mature P/T help for days and grave shifts. Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: 3301-Gaetz Avenue


P/T help reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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


Now Hiring

Pickers / Packers Receivers / Shippers Full Time Positions

Very clean atmosphere, user friendly equipment & technology. Benefits, competitive wages, perks. Experience an asset.

Call Rick at 403-314-4303

P/T stock person reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 2 - 3 afternoons weekly, Wed. Thurs. & Fri. Fax resume to: 403-347-2330 or apply in person to: #1 4940 54 Ave

Industries #1 Choice!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Low Costâ&#x20AC;? Quality Training

403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

R H2S Alive (ENFORM) R First Aid/CPR R Confined Space R WHMIS & TDG R Ground Disturbance R (ENFORM) B.O.P. #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. (across from Totem)


Career Planning

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


for all Albertans


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 EAST HILL SASKATOONS 3 kms. East of 30th Ave. on Hwy. 11. Open Sat. - Sun. 9-5, Mon. - Fri. Noon-8 . 4L, $10 U-pick, $20 picked. 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 FREE FIREWOOD Bring your chain saw. 403-346-4307, 896-2194

Garden Supplies




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 F/T DISPATCHER, day shift, Mon. - Fri. Please send resume to fax # 403-346-0295 HONEST RELIABLE HARD WORKING PERSON Needed to clean homes Tues., Thurs. & Fri. Must be detail oriented. Exp. preferred. Call 403-341-3698 lve. msg.



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 REQUIRED IMMED. FULL TIME yard personnel for very busy equip. yard $20-25 to start depending on experience. Fax resume 403- 227-5701 or email.

Misc. Help

CHINA CABINET $100. 403-986-2849 DISHWASHER, under counter. Exc. cond. $200. 403-341-5966 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, 45â&#x20AC;? Wx61â&#x20AC;? 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 LARGE Wooden Rocker $70. 403-343-0764



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

Household Appliances





Canwest Propane offers a competitive compensation package Interested candidates are invited to apply by via our website or by Fax at 403.346.0595



oďŹ&#x20AC;ers a variety of

SAFETY COURSES Standard First Aid , ConďŹ ned Space Entry, H2S Alive and Fire Training are courses that we oďŹ&#x20AC;er on a regular basis. As well, we oďŹ&#x20AC;er a selection of online Training Courses. For more information check us out online at or call us at 403 342 7500. You also can find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @firemasterofs.


A GREAT DEAL! 3 pce. white & gold bdrm. suite, $200. will through in a stand up closet for free. 403-341-6164


to meet your needs.

TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Drivers & Swampers required. MAPLE LEAF MOVING Call 403-347-8826 or fax resume to: 403-314-1457.


T.V. STAND, 3 tiered, glass. Will fit up to 40â&#x20AC;? t.v. $200. Exc. cond. 403-341-5966

Misc. for Sale


Misc. for Sale

MOVING SALE: Tony Little Gazelle $45; Whirlpool Gold Dehumidifier 25 pints (like new) $60; 18â&#x20AC;? Oscillating Pedestal Fan 3 Speed/3 Timed Settings with remote $18; Dado Blades for Table Saw $30; Circle Cutter for Drill Press (13/4â&#x20AC;? - 8â&#x20AC;?) Ίâ&#x20AC;? 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 Supplies

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


Pets & Supplies

20 GALLON AQUARIUM with rot iron stand, light hood, filter & gravel. $70. 403-343-6785



3/4 RAG DOLL Siamese kittens, shots, dewormed, ready to go. $150. 403-340-1328 FREE KITTENS !! Very friendly, different colors. 403-786-8691 FREE KITTENS To Good Homes. Cute as heck! 403-358-3024


APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 FRIDGE, self clean stove, both white. Exc. cond. YARDMAN $575. 403-341-5966 Bicycles Canwest Propane, an affiliate of Gibson Energy, STOVES is the industry leader in 24â&#x20AC;? Frigidaire, new. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BIKE, 18 spd. Exc. providing propane supply, cond. $80. 403-341-5966 30â&#x20AC;? Kenmore. distribution, equipment and $100 each...... SOLD!! related services to customers across EquipmentHousehold Western Canada. Heavy We are seeking to hire a Furnishings permanent Yardman for TRAILERS for sale or rent our Red Deer branch. CHROME KITCHEN SUITE Job site, office, well site or 9 pieces. Early 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. storage. Skidded or Qualifications required: $198.50 obo. wheeled. Call 347-7721. * High School Diploma 403-885-2502 * PGAC 100-1-87 Certificate * WHMIS and TDG courses * Experience with handling Employment cash and operating a till Training * Will train right candidate

Employment Training

Household Furnishings

TEMPERED regal glass for railing 35-7/8x60â&#x20AC;?, less BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS IN t h a n 1 / 2 p r i c e $ 3 0 , CLASSIFICATIONS POTS. $10-$15 per pot. 403-342-2537 587-272-0937 1500-1990 TO GIVE AWAY - Mates LANDSCAPING mulch, bed with foam mattress $10.00 yard. Phone and head board. 403-346-3800 weekdays Antiques 403-343-0764 or 403-343-6182 eves. & & Art wknds. WANTED Antiques, furniture and CHROME KITCHEN SUITE estates. 342-2514 Health & 9 pieces. Early 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $198.50 obo. Beauty Stereos 403-885-2502 *NEW!* Asian Relaxation TV's, VCRs Massage Downtown! 587 377 - 1298 open 10am T.V. SANYO 21â&#x20AC;? $25. Auctions 6pm Monday - Friday! 403-343-0764




BEN â&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Exc. wages, benefits & great working environment. Please fax rĂŠsumĂŠ to 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB MOBIL 1 Lube Express Gasoline Alley reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an Exp. Tech. Fax 403-314-9207

Submit resume to: Email: careers@ Fax: 1-888-742-9036 PICKER truck operator & fireplace installer assistant needed in Red Deer A S A P. M u s t k n o w R e d Deer & surrounding area & have valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Please fax resumes to 403-343-1899.

REQUIRES MANAGER/ LEAD HAND. Exp. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Submit resumes by fax: 403-507-8514 or email:



Maintenance Person


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

Misc. Help

Very busy Red Deer Flooring Company is seeking Interior designer (male or female). Must have an eye for design and professional attitude. Commercial & Residential Estimating: Floor & Wall Tile, Hardwood, Laminate and Carpet. Wages are negotiable based on experience & benefits avail. Fax 403-309-3000


Employment Training


Misc. Help



Misc. Help

SIAMESE kitten for sale. Male. $100. 403-887-3649



CKC regâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d shelties, 3 trimales, 1` blue F, $800 obo all offers will be considered. 403-844-9019


GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, 1 F, 2 M. Ready to go, 1st. shots. Vet checked. Born May 13. 403-773-2240 or 304-5104 20; LADDER $50; desk w/swivel chair $75; rocking g l i d e r a n d s t o o l ADORABLE family-raised Goldendoodle Puppies $75 403-340-0675 $800. 403-505-6447 8 fOOT wooden ladder. Mint condition. $40. P.B. JACK RUSSELL PUPS. (403) 342-7908 Going Fast! 2 Male. $350. FOR SALE: 403-896-9998 or 348-1810 MOTO-SAT H.D. T.V. DISH (Shaw) PETITE Bichon Shih tzu for a Motorhome poodle pups, unique color, complete w/a G.P.S. & a $600, 403-505-6837 Nomad programmer, used one year it is just like new. Sporting Asking price is $2,000. Goods Call (403)347-6817, or e-mail FISHING RODS AND CARRYING CASE: MIRRORS 30x76, 45x45, 1 Century fishing rod with $50 each obo call real and line $40. 403-356-1770 1 Johnson fishing rod with real and line $30. MOVING SALE: 1 Berkley fishing lightening SUIT CASES: rod needs new real $30. 2 Piece Samsonite navy in 1 fishing rod carrying case color, sizes 26â&#x20AC;?X19â&#x20AC;? $25. Pick up only. suit case, 23â&#x20AC;?X12â&#x20AC;? Over 403 358-3073 or night bag. $50 for the set. 3 Piece Pierre Cardin black in color, sizes 26â&#x20AC;?X19â&#x20AC;?, 19â&#x20AC;?X12â&#x20AC;?, 15â&#x20AC;?X11â&#x20AC;? FISHING RODS: $65 for the set. 1 fly fishing rod with line, 1 Over night bag green in assortment of hooks and color $5 carrying case $75. Computer Speakers: 1 Century fishing rod with Set of small computer real and line $40. speakers can also be used 1 Johnson fishing rod with with TV $15. Pick up only. real and line $30. Call 403 358-3073 or 1 Berkley lightening fishing rod - needs new real $25. 1 fishing rod carrying POOL TABLE COMBO case $25 Pick up only. WITH AIR HOCKEY. Call 403 358-3073 or c/w cues & balls. 41.5â&#x20AC;? x 76â&#x20AC;? $150. 403-346-4462 USED RIGHT HAND OFFICE desk 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide x 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; GOLF CLUBS, BAG & deep, white natural wood CART. $100 obo. finish, asking $200, 403-347-7922 403-347-7405


SAFE FOR SALE. Askingâ&#x20AC; $200. Can deliver if needed. Call 403-597-2871

WEIGHT Bench, foldable $20.; New camping Lounge chair, in carry bag. $50. 403-347-5846


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


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call ClassiďŹ eds 403-309-3300 Accounting


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


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






Complete Janitorial 403-358-9256 ECOSENSE CLEANING No harsh fumes, no toxic residue. Come home to a clean, healthy home. Home/Cabins/Offices. Garden maintenance, etc. 403-887-5711

is expanding its facility to double production.


We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

Black Cat Concrete


DALEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Home Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Free estimates for all your reno needs. 755-9622 cell 506-4301



Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. 302-9126 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060 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!

Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV EDEN pads. Dean 403-505-2542 587-877-7399 10am- 2am BLACK PEARL CONCRETE Garage/RV pads, driveways, EROTICAS PLAYMATES patios, bsmt. Dave 352-7285 Girls of all ages BOBCAT and sodding 403-598-3049 services 403-588-4503 ROXY 26 Hot Blonde BRIANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DRYWALL 403-848-2300 Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 392-1980 Handyman

- Concrete Batch Plant Operator - Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers - Steel Reinforcement Labourers - Overhead Crane Operators - General Labourers



Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail:



Stamp finish, exposed finish, basements, garages, patio pads, driveways & sidewalks. etc. Anything concrete, call Mark 403-597-0095 GENERAL renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, restore & repair. 403-550-3888



BUSY Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. We do fencing, decks, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured. CONCRETE sidewalk, driveway, patios, decks, fences. 403-550-3888

Handyman Services


Misc. Services


GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089 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 FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629 KLEEN SITE SERVICES Residential & Commercial Pickups, Junk Removal, Bin Rentals, Dump & Cargo Trailers, BobCat Services 403-373-3242

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.

Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Services


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

E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012


Travel Packages

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

Avail immed. This bright, spacious duplex offers 3 bdrms., 2 baths & 5 appls. Family & fenced yard, perfect for a small family. Sorry, no pets.$1295 & util. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193


IHC 1460 AXIAL FLOW COMBINE, 900 MACHINE HRS. $35,000. 48’ Morris rod weeder, $1800, 36’ Morris deep tillage, $$1500, 14’ airway aierator $7000, Beale B7 brush rake, $3500; 8x60’ heavy skid $5000; SR5000 tag along car dolly $800; Mike 403-342-4923

Condos/ Townhouses

2 BDRM. Condo, 1.5 bath, near Collicutt & SE shopping centre. 6 appls. $1075/mo $875 d.d. NO PETS, N/S, Avail. Sept. 1st. **RENTED**

GILMORE TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 5 appl. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 HIGHLAND Green, 3 Bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1400 sq.ft. townhouse. Fenced yard, 2 balconies, backs onto green space with river valley view. 5 appl. $1150 + util/dd. Sept 1, 403-542-4647

WE BUY HORSES, broke, unbroke or unwanted. 403-783-0303



Newer 2 bdrm townhouse. 6 appls. Heat & water incl. $1250 + elec. Sorry, no pets. Avail. Sept 1. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554

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

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

Newly Renovated Mobile Home

with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted


400/month lot Rent incl. Cable Lana (403) 550-8777 254509H1

Renter’s Special

LANCASTER BI-LEVEL 1236 sq. ft. walkout with attached insulated 24x24 garage, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, vaulted ceilings, maple cabinets with tile back splash, 5 appliances incl, backyard landscaped, gas fireplace, in floor heating, Duradeck on upper deck, central vac, laminate throughout! $444,900. 403-872-1806, 340-6744 Mason Martin Homes has

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

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

1 Bdrm Adult Apt.

Parkvale adult duplex Prime location, quiet close, next to walking trails/market, 1208 sq. ft. bungalow, open design, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, single garage, lg. pie lot, immed. poss.$268,000, 403-342-8937 after 6 Open House Sun. Aug. 5th, 1-5, 4610-42 St. Cres

2 spec homes Under $300,000. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294

You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.

ROOM in new house in Blackfalds, private bath/shower, incld’s utils. $650. 403-588-4503

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

ROOMS Highland Green fully furn., 6 appls, basic cable and utils. incld., bdrms. keyed, $500/mo., + SD, working only. Avail. immed. 403-342-4604



2 & 3 bedroom modular/mobile homes

Houses For Sale



Sierras on Taylor! Large 2 bdrm, 2 bath 40+. Heated parking. $289,900 Help-U-Sell RD 342-7355


2 CHOICE ACREAGES located in paved executive subdivision, Each one approx. 1 1/2 acres. Minutes N. or Lacombe on pavement. Close access to 5 golf courses. $110,000. ea. + G.S.T. 403-783-0303 ACREAGES FOR SALE E from Morningside turnoff to Rge. Rd 261. 5-1/2 -8 acres. utils. to property. 403-782-9963 or 350-0603

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


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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PRIVATE LENDER: Mortgage money available on all types of real estate. We lend on equity. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436 the best...just got better!! Gary 403-302-7167



BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!

CLUBS & GROUPS Club for writers - meets weekly


Automotive Services


Antique & Classic Autos


Farms/ Land


VACATIONS 4 bdrm, 3 bath with view of lrg green. Att. garage and supersized detached. $424,900


Holiday Trailers


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

1967 SHELBY Cobra GT 500 428 4 spd. $99,888 348-8788 Sport & Import



2007 PATHFINDER LE, AWD, V-6, lthr, $18,888 2004 HOLIDAIRE 25’ good cond., 403-358-5800 348-8788 Sport & Import

Boats & Marine

2008 Mercedes R320 4Matic sunroof, htd. lthr., nav.,auto dual air $44,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 INFINITI M45x AWD, lthr,sunroof, nav, $30,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2003 SAAB 95. $7900. 403-342-3811

Auto Wreckers




A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629


Public Notices

2003 CHRYSLER Intrepid 35 mi./gal. $2200 obo. 403-347-0601


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

Vehicles Wanted

2002 MAZDA TRIBUTE ES 4x4, V6 a.t., sunroof, leather, has hitch, new glass, 80% tires, 96,007 km. $6900, 403-505-3113


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

2007 BMW X5 4.8I nav To Buy dvd $32,888 348- 8788

2008 HARLEY-DAVIDSON F-350 4x4, turbo diesel, 66,946 kms, $44,888 348-8788 Sport & Import



2008 F350 Crew Lariat Diesel 37,000km $36,888 160 ACRES of Paradise! Sport & Import 348-8788 Trout pond, creek, native timber, nice home. $489,900. Help-U-Sell R.D. 342-7355 2001 HONDA Accord EX Coupe, V6, leather, sunroof, exc. cond. 194,000 kms. $4900. 403-352-1863 Manufactured


1997 NEON, 5 spd., 2 dr. clean, red, 403-352-6995 2007 GMC 1500 HD 4x4, Loaded, good shape in/out has 286,000 kms 6.0L, very exc. on fuel, runs great $7950. 403-348-9746

Better than new in Benalto! 3 bdrm. 2 bath, High efficiency 1986 MERCEDES 560 SL furnace, AC $81,500. 19,409 kms $23,888 348Help-U-Sell RD 342-7355 8788 Sport & Import MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Lana 403-550-8777


Farms/Land Wanted

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

2007 FORD F150, 4x4, Mechanically Inspected, 193,000 kms. Crew cab loaded. $11,000. 403-746-5541

2004 DODGE 1/2 ton quad cab 4x4. New tires. Great cond. $6500. 403-506-9632 1997 FORD F150 reg. cab, green, good cond 318-3040


Jason Rolls Chris Butler Darren English Jason Vanderhorst Geraldine Sand Alana Muyres Deren Sullivan Dated in the City of Red Deer in the Proviince of Alberta, August 3, 2012


1986 MAZDA E/C, exc. cond., 5 spd. Asking $2200. 403-341-5966

Phone: 1-877-842-3288 or 403-348-1671

Goods will be disposed of on Aug. 10, 2012. Storage at their discretion to satisfy outstanding balances for storage rental incurred by the following.

203, 37565 Hwy. 2 South Red Deer County T4E 1B4


SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.

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

Heavy Trucks AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971


Fifth Wheels

2007 TIMBERLODGE Lonsdale Green Apartments

2008 MERCEDES ML320 AWD, turbo diesel ,nav, lthr, $44,888 7620-50 Ave, Sport & Import

2008 CADILLAC Escalade loaded $44,888 348-8788

Newer Blackfalds starter! 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Kitchen with eating bar. Room for garage. S249,900.

RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

2007 SUZUKI 600cc $3888 348-8788 AS & I

2005 HARLEY Springer $13,888 348-8788 A S & I

5020 Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483

AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

2010 JEEP Grand Cherokee $31,000. 403-598-4131

bags, shield $7888 348-8788 Sport & Import




2009 YAMAHA Star 1100cc,


253705G21-H4 Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream.

Exceptional finishing! 3bdrm , 3 bath 1/2 duplex. 587-876-7967 $248,500

19166TFD28 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S


RESTAURANT FOR SALE 1964 CHEVY 2 383 strokFor details go to www.businesssellcanada. er,auto, $23,888 348-8788 Sport & Import com/22722002.htm Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168




HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

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Legal suite. Newer bilevel, 2 bdrm suite, self contained. $384,900. 403-346-4314


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


2009 CORVETTE auto., heads up display, glass 2007 JEEP SRT 8 hemi, r o o f , n a v , $ 4 5 , 8 8 8 nav, lthr, sunroof, $26,888 Beautiful views of the River 348-8788 AB Sport & Import 348-8788 Sport & Import Valley. Only 6 mins to R. D. on pavement. $269,000-$279,000


TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. LOVE camping and outdoors? Canadian Diabetes Assoc. /cawos/index.html Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491



Springbrook 1/2 duplex, 4 bdrm., 1 bath, upgrades, garage. $192,900.


2006 HONDA Odyssey Touring FWD, ,DVD,nav. tri-zone air, lthr., $19,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


#84 LANCASTER Dr. clean well-kept home, 4 bdrms., 3 baths, many extras $384,900. 403-391-9294



has relocated to

“Need a Vehicle? BAD CREDIT? WE CAN HELP”

Red Deer River at your back door with 150’ of River Frontage. 3020 sq.ft. $849,900.


Lana (403) 550-8777



Vans Buses


Money To Loan


Starting at

Pinnacle Estates

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



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


in pet friendly park

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

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

Springbrook 2 storey, 3 bdrm., 3 bath, spa-like ensuite. $344,900. 403-886-2694


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


Beautiful family home with an amazing lake view. $368,900. 302-7873


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



You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.


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


Lots For Sale


n/s, no pets or parties,

Rooms For Rent


ASPEN RIDGE - 2 storey, dbl. att. garage, 2 bdrm., 3.5 bath, 5 appls. + more. Dev. bsmt., fenced, immed. poss. $279,000. 403-347-8203


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

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Condos/ Townhouses

Designed for Living, Built for Life 3 bdrm., 2 bath townhouse in Lacombe. Walk-out, front att. garage. 1 left. $240,000 incl. all fees. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294


2 bdrm w/coin-op laundry in bldg. Close to Parkland Mall. Mature Adults only. $850 + elect only. Avail NOW. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193

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

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20,000with Intro


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Garage Space


2 BDRM., Anders. legal bsmt. suite, separate ent., sep. laundry, central vac. N/S, no pets, $900. + D.D. Incl. utils. & internet. 289-969-6410

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



1 BDRM. furn. bsmt. suite, single, working person, N/S, so pets. $850/mo. utils. incl. 403-341-6224

Riverfront Estates



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

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1 & 2 BDRM. APTS.

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.

Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, Acreages/ blinds, large balcony, Farms no pets, n/s, $1150 or $1175 along the river. BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm., 2 SD $1000. avail. Aug. 15 & baths, full bsmt., only 4 yrs Sept. 1 . old, dble att. garage, view 403-304-7576 347-7545 10 acres, vacant, Just W of Hoadley. $1200/mo. WESTPARK Call Dennis 403-829-8291 11/2 blocks west of hospital! 3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, Houses/ rent $1150 SD $1000 Duplexes avail. AUG. 15. & SEPT. 1 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 Brand new high end lower 1/2 duplex. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, single front garage, granite, Manufactured n/s, no pets, Blackfalds. Adults, Homes $1400 + utils 403-600-2345

Manufactured Homes



2 BDRM., 2 bath rural property, 10 mi. S. of R.D. $1200./mo. PLUS 1 bdrm, $750. mo. Both have utils. 4 BDRM. R.D. 2.5 bath, incld’d. Avail. Aug. 1. 5 appls., garage. $1695. Horses privileges avail. 403-782-7156 357-7465 403-396-9808

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

Grain, Feed Hay


1 BDRM. bsmt. suite, utils. incl., washer & dryer, $700 403-346-1292

2 BDRM. 1-1/2 Baths, Blackfalds, fenced, $900. Sept. 1. ***RENTED





2 bdrm., 2 baths, brand new, rent $995. + d.d. + utils, 403-343-1010



Farm Equipment

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

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



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Other reasons men don’t crave intimacy with partner Dear Annie: I have had all I can take from your female readers who complain about the lack of intimacy from their husbands. You tell them to have MITCHELL their husband’s testosterone & SUGAR checked and seek counselling. Allow me to give you a better answer. It’s true that men, as they get older and live with their partners for years, might not be as excited about intimacy as in their younger days. That does not mean they are not interested in intimacy. It means they are not interested in their partner. Here are my questions for those female readers: How big is your rear end? Do you have numerous health issues that make your partner think he is living in a nursing home? Are you out of shape and overweight because you sit, eat and watch TV all day? Do you snore, keeping your partner up most of the night? I could go on, but I think you get the point. In my opinion, 80 per cent of females over the age of 30 are

overweight, and a good percentage are obese. Let’s face it. They are not sexy. So, after 30-plus years of marriage, you look at your spouse, and what else can I say? I know men have issues, too, but we don’t all need to have our testosterone checked if we are not intimately excited by our mate. This does not mean we don’t still love them. — Bob (Location Secret for Obvious Reasons) Dear Bob: Well, you are certainly frank. But the majority of our sex-deprived male readers have let us know that they would rather be intimate with their 50-plus wives than with anyone else. They want the affection that intimacy provides, regardless of body shape or age. But we are certain you will have provoked our readers, who will be eager to set you straight, so . . . let the games begin. Dear Annie: I have a very close family. We are not perfect, but we try to be there for one another when it counts. My in-laws are a different story. They are very self-absorbed. In my family, when someone is seriously ill or hurt, we call and visit and try to help. But when I had surgery, and again when my husband was sick, my in-laws didn’t even phone. In the 20

years that I have known them, they have never done anything remotely thoughtful for us. When we first married, I tried to be positive by saying they are simply different. I told myself that I owe them my respect because they are my husband’s family. I never complained about them. However, as the years passed, it’s become harder to tolerate their behaviour, and I can no longer hold in my feelings. My husband still thinks we should have his parents over for dinner and holidays, but it’s hard to be around them for an hour, much less an entire evening. Am I being unfair to my husband? I’m trying to follow your advice and find something to like about my in-laws, and I simply cannot. Could you help me handle it better? — N.Y. Wife Dear Wife: The only thing you need to like about your in-laws is that they raised your husband, whom you love. And it’s possible that their lack of consideration is less about not caring and more about not knowing how to behave appropriately. Please continue to invite them for holidays and an occasional dinner out of respect for your husband, and work on finding a calm place in your head.


ing the courage is the biggest step. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A life of accomplishment is certain to come to anyone willing to dedicate him or herself. However, we know that achievement in itself isn’t valued unless we care about what we’re after. You’re making a needed refinement, moving you towards goals that matter. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your attention is on your finances right now, as you’re pouring your heart to help your capital grow. A creative project might require more work and less immediate rewards than you realize, but this time has

value nonetheless as you test what works. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re looking at the luxuries you wish you had, and how some of the finer things in life are available to you. Ultimately, things aren’t going to make you happy, and you know it. Focus on the relationships that make life meaningful. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.


Saturday, Aug. 4 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 20; Barack Obama, 51; Billy Bob Thornton, 57 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The middle of next week holds an esNADIYA pecially harmonious conversaSHAH tion between Uranus and the Sun. Fresh ideas and excitement about the future is building now. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You’ll easily understand the steps you need to take to move towards your goals in career, passion, and love. You’ll work hard balancing what you do with what you want to do. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Each person who lives long enough will have a year that stands out in the trajectory of his or her life. During this decade, you are guaranteed an extended period, when everything changes fast. Even in the quiet moments, you’re moving towards bigger and better. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A person who enjoys what they do radiates with the energy of joy. On the other hand, no matter how envious others may be of a position, if the job is hated, it’s hard to hide. There are opportunities around you. Choose with your heart as much as your head. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Each person will have their fans and foes, but there are smart ways to decrease the impact of the energy you find less than positive. You get one of these options now, allowing you to surround yourself with the people you want and less of those you don’t. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Each person who crosses our path, even for a split moment, presents with them an opportunity to be changed, to be loved, to be touched by another. It is a casual moment that reaches into your heart and clarifies your vision. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There are endless technologies that allow us to connect with others, yet many are more alienated than ever. It’s face to face, physical contact you want now. To find it, you’ll have to consider taking on an adventure. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your sign has the understanding that given time, any area can be mastered. However, there is talent and interests. They make the process of getting good, smoother. You can take advantage of an opportunity, but do you really want it? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There are countless literary devices a writer can draw on when crafting skill. However, authors say the most rewarding moments happen when they forgot the techniques and settled into the story. You don’t need to over think a move. Trust you know what you need. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When asked for your opinion, it’s wise to consider who is asking and how to deliver it. Your honesty now is needed and is found refreshing to another. Share it in a kind way and it makes a world of difference. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The truth has a way of coming out, especially for those who find it difficult to keep a secret. You sense a deeper pattern now, encouraging you to be forthright. Trust it, even when it’s hard. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Every campaign must consider outreach efforts. It lets other people know what you offer and how you can benefit them. There is an effective way to do this. Today, however, you see how not to do it. Let it be an example you can learn from. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You feel a strange push and pull within. One part wants to confront, express, and let known the depth of your feelings. The other is waiting for a sign. You might not get a direct answer, so sit with what you feel. There is wisdom to it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An intense few days is now giving way to a return to ease, where magic is easier to acknowledge. Most of the activity seemed to take place in your quietest moments, alone or while you slept. Now, you’re stepping forward and putting the insights into action. ★ ★ ★ Sunday, Aug. 5 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Kajol, 37; Maureen McCormick, 56; Loni Anderson, 67 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This week Venus will end her exceptionally long visit to the sign of Gemini. Most of us have had to consider how communication and devices are used to bring greater prosperity and love, and where they might get in the way. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You make important decisions in finances and love that help stabilize your future with an important agreement that has longevity. You’re remarkably resourceful, especially in financial loans, grants, and benefits. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can see the resolution in sight. A strong part of you wants closure, but familiarity keeps you hanging on. You don’t need to make a definitive choice now, nor should you. The climate is still changing. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Not every task can be fun. Even those with a most enchanted life will, on rare occasion, require a task that feels far from their aptitudes and abilities. You’re being asked to do something brand new to you. It’s just for now. Embrace it as you can. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There are immediate things that need to occur, but there are also inspired dreams that give life meaning. You begin to connect with an other-worldly energy, filling you with inspiration of a more enchanted future. CANCER (June 21-July 22): There are those who impress with a seemingly flawless ethic. However, others seem to get away with everything. Most people fall somewhere in the middle, as you’ll have to now. Hold your integrity, but be mindful when morality provides an excuse for fear. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Those moms, who wake up early, get their kids ready, and head to work are in a special class. Having to juggle many balls at once has rewards. Regardless of your place in life, your flexibility brings favour. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s not always clear why some people partner with another who seems unsuited to him or her. However, on some level, there’s a point of connection that allows the relationship to take root. Don’t judge a match you see now. Under the surface, there is understanding. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone adept at a task might seem to complete it with easy flare. What we don’t see are the countless times they fumbled on their way to expertise. You’re measuring your effort against a role model, but you’re not that person. Trust the path of your own development. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Out of all the people who say they’re going to write a book, only one in ten thousand do. Out of those ten thousand, only one gets published. You know what you’re going for is a long shot, but there are some chances too joyous not to begin. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your sign is one of exploration and world travel. Yet, today you feel drawn to stay closer to home. You can use the time to connect with a partner and consider a moment of needed clarity. Summon-


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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 is 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 your 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 August 1, 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. •$20,898 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey SE Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 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. ‡4.79% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package 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 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $20,898/$19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.79% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $121/$116 with a cost of borrowing of $4,278/$4,094 and a total obligation of $25,176/$24,092. 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. †1.99% purchase financing for up to 36 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Journey SXT 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. Example: 2012 Dodge Journey SXT with a Purchase Price of $25,395 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 1.99% over 36 months with $0 down payment equals 36 monthly payments of $727.27 with a cost of borrowing of $786.72 and a total obligation $26,181.72. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. ▲$1,000 Bonus Cash is available on all new 2012 Dodge Journey SXT and R/T models. Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. 'Ultimate Family Van Bonus Cash is available to retail customers on purchase/lease at participating dealers of a new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan model (excluding Canada Value Package models) or any new 2012 Chrysler Town & Country model. The Bonus Cash amount ($1,250 for models equipped with a DVD player; $750 for all other models) will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. The included no charge Uconnect Hands Free Group represents an additional $750 in value. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. §2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,395. 2012 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. 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 R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover Segments. ■Based on Ward’s 2012 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel economy will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). 2012 Dodge Journey SE – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km (38 MPG) and City: 10.8 L/100 km (26 MPG). 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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• 3.6 L Pentastar VVT V6 with 283 HP • One-touch up/down front windows



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• Fog lamps • 17-inch aluminum wheels • LED taillamps








7.9 L/100 KM HWY ¤




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August 04, 2012 edition of the Red Deer Advocate