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Claire likes to move her feet WAS RUNNER-UP AT NORTHERN START TALENT SEARCH BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF If dancing was an Olympic sport, a local 11-year-old would set her sights high. After recently being scouted to perform in the Northern Start Talent Search at Edmonton’s Capital EX and bringing home the runner-up prize, dancer Claire Welikoklad is excited to see what else she can accomplish in her young dancing career. Having an early start at the tender age of three, Claire was prepared for her first tap solo Pretty Little Angel Eyes, choreographed by Jaimie Bingham, for the event on July 22. Her talent was developed by

learning to dance jazz, ballet, lyrical and musical theatre at Red Deer’s Strive Dance Academy. “I like moving my feet,” Claire said. “ I like tap more because I think it is harder and it is easier to practise than other dances. “And when you are dancing, you don’t really think about anything,” she said. Claire’s mom, Jodi Welikoklad, explained that her daughter was scouted at the competition Dance Power Edmonton. Strive Dance Academy received a list on which dancer was eligible to compete at the Northern Star Talent Search. Dancers can choose whether they attend the event, Welikoklad said. “I said to Claire we’ve just done

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Up to $1.9 million may have been stolen in killing of armoured car guards BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — It’s possible that as much as $1.9-million may have been stolen in June’s armoured car robbery in Edmonton that left three guards dead and a fourth wounded. The Edmonton Journal and CBC reported on Friday that an Edmonton judge granted their application to unseal search warrants that quote police as saying that between $600,000 and $1.9-million was missing. The warrants issued in June said the money was missing and Edmonton police have not publicly indicated since then that any of the cash was recovered. Reports say the warrants were


used to search the home of the man charged with first degree murder in the killings, Travis Baumgartner. Baumgartner also faces charges of attempted murder and robbery with a firearm and is next scheduled to appear in court Aug. 16 to face the allegations. Police allege he was one of five armed guards loading a bank machine at the University of Alberta on June 15 when shots rang out. Guards Michelle Shegelski, 26, Brian Ilesic, 35, and Eddie Rejano, 39, died. A fourth guard, Matthew Schuman, was critically injured but is recovering. Baumgartner was arrested a day later in B.C. at the Canada-US

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PRIDDIS — RCMP cordoned off a rural acreage southwest of Calgary on Friday following the death of a municipal peace officer responsible for enforcing bylaws. Police were not identifying the officer who died, but Alberta’s solicitor general said his name was Rod Lazenby, an officer with the Municipal District of Foothills. RCMP said there was an incident Friday morning at the Tangled Spur Ranch near the rural community of Priddis. Lazenby had been dispatched to a call on the property. Peace officers with the Foothills district do not carry guns, but are armed with pepper spray and a baton. Police say no shots were fired, but would not say anything else about what happened when after the officer arrived. Lazenby was taken to Calgary Police District 8 headquarters in the city’s south in medical distress. He was pronounced dead at hospital. RCMP said they have one man who lived at the property in custody, but no charges have been laid. On Friday afternoon, police officers were stringing yellow tape across the entrance to the property — a narrow tree-lined driveway leading to a rundown home. “We are considering it a crime scene. We are protecting it until we can determine exactly what happened,” said RCMP Sgt. Patricia Neely. “We do believe that something occurred here — exactly what, we don’t know yet.” Neely wouldn’t say who drove the officer to the Calgary police station, but the individual under arrest was taken into custody at the same time the officer arrived. Peace officers enforce bylaws, animal complaints, liquor infractions and traffic laws in the district. Local media reported that Lazenby was responding to a dog complaint. Neely wouldn’t confirm that, but did say there were dogs on the property. Treasurer Bill Robinson was taking calls on behalf of the Foothills district Friday but didn’t have any information about what happened. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be performed Monday. “We are working with the Calgary Police Service to determine what exactly occurred to this peace officer,” Neely said. “Exactly what occurred and who drove (the officer to the headquarters) are still items that are part of the investigation.” She would not say whether the officer was wounded. “Obviously it does affect police officers more than an average one because it’s someone in the same line of work as us. But as far as our investigation, and how it’s conducted, there’s absolutely no difference,” Neely said. Alberta Solicitor General Jonathan Denis released a statement extending his condolences. “Tragedies such as this remind us all of the selfless acts peace and police officers make to protect our safety each and every day. On behalf of all Albertans, I want to recognize Mr. Lazenby for his service and assure his loved ones that his sacrifice will never be forgotten.” Calgary police Chief Rick Hansen also expressed sympathy, saying that Lazenby would not be forgotten by his colleagues in law enforcement. “This tragedy serves as a reminder that officers put their lives on the line every day,” said Hansen. “There is no such thing as a safe call and every situation can present unforeseen dangers.”


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EDMONTON — A “world-class” environmental monitoring program being set up in northern Alberta’s oilsands region is being heavily criticized even before it gets fully up and running. In an angry letter to Premier Alison Redford, area aboriginal groups say the provincial and federal governments have already broken promises to involve them in the design and implementation of the system, which is considered crucial to understanding the industry’s impacts and answering the concerns of its critics. “The Mikisew Cree and the Athabasca Chipewyan are extremely disappointed with the failure of Environment Canada and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to honour their promises,” begins the letter obtained by The Canadian Press. The June 27 missive points out that although federal and provincial scientists are already in the field, aboriginal people who live in the area remain “politically ostracized from all involvement.” That’s despite explicit recommendations from the experts who designed the system and who said aboriginals should be heavily involved through community-based monitoring and by tapping into traditional knowledge. Those suggestions were accepted in the implementation plan adopted by both governments. The letter also demands to know why no independent commission has been appointed to oversee the monitoring that has been repeatedly touted as “world class” by officials. “We wish to respectfully remind the premier that she promised in the February launch of the world-class monitoring system that there would be an independent commission to oversee monitoring,” the letter says. “Given that the world-

class monitoring program has been collecting data for almost eight months, where is this commission?” Alberta Environment spokesman Mark Cooper said both groups have had several chances this spring to have a look at the program and offer input. In some cases aboriginals have worked alongside federal scientists, he said. “It is critical that we have First Nations involvement,” said Cooper. “We’re continuing to engage with them. There have been many workshops with First Nations to discuss ongoing work and implementation of the joint plan which would include governance and how they would be involved in that.” The letter says that while millions have been allocated to support that work, no resources have been dedicated for research based on traditional knowledge, local training or involvement. It says the disconnect means Environment Canada is duplicating some work already being done by aboriginal groups. “We have had no opportunity to add our traditional knowledge to this process,” the letter says. “We have received zero funding and zero training. “A monitoring program that disregards the entire accumulated body of knowledge of our (First) Nations, which have lived here for thousands of years, is not world class.” Aboriginals have had no input into what should be studied, where studies should be happening, which species should be studied or how often, the letter states. It adds that neither group has seen the agreement between the two levels of government on how the program will run.

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man who may have been living last in Red Deer and is considered by police to be unpredictable, armed and dangerous. Alberta RCMP are seeking help in locating Trevor Norman John Legge, who will turn 30 on Wednesday. Investigators believe he may be in possession of high-powered weapons. In a news release on Friday, RCMP say they believe Legge is armed and is a potential danger to community safety. The Grand Falls, Nfld., native most recently lived in Red Deer, according to what police know at this time. He is 1.83 meres tall and weighs 79 kg. Earlier this week, Whitecourt RCMP received a call regarding suspicious activity next to a rural road. Police arrived to find various items along the road, which investigators believe had been a makeshift temporary camp made by Legge. Officers recovered two travel trailers, one of which had been reported stolen. A utility trailer, also reported stolen, was found at the scene. The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) cleared the area, but Legge and any others had already left. An eyewitness saw two trucks, a red Dodge truck and a green Chevrolet, leaving the area before police arrived. RCMP were also told that Legge may have been seen in a red truck in Whitecourt on Aug. 5. On July 30, Whitecourt RCMP tried to stop a driver, suspected to be Legge, for a traffic violation. The driver didn’t stop, taking off into a rural area off the old Blue Ridge highway. Shortly after, police found vehicle tracks that had turned into an oil well site and then leading into nearby bush. RCMP allege the driver

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SECRET MISSION Crawling under the string which represented a laser obstacle Tessia LaMontagne, 9, makes her way through a challenge during the yearend party at the Dawe Library on Friday afternoon. This summer the Dawe Branch of the Red Deer Library hosted summer programs in several age groups with almost 500 students enrolled. Those enrolled in the 9-11 year old program held their season ending party with a Spies and Secret Agents day where they worked in groups to discover the identity of a person or character who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Reserve family violence programs get cash boost THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A program that helps aboriginal children in Alberta who have witnessed family violence has been given more money to continue for another 21 months. The Walking the Path Together Program is run by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and operates on five reserves. The federal and Alberta governments announced a pilot project in 2009 to reduce family violence on First Nations and say it has been so successful it will get more money to continue its work. “This project has been life-changing for everyone involved,” Jan Reimer, the council’s executive director, said Friday. “It has created new ways of doing shelter work and it has created hope.” The $3.5-million program involves using specially trained staff called Eagle Feather Workers who intervene when there is abuse and counsel children and


families. The idea is to help youngsters to develop coping behaviours so they don’t become violent themselves. The council says children who live with abuse may also abuse drugs and alcohol, drop out of school, face sexual exploitation or get involved in gangs. Reimer said the program has so far helped more than 300 people, including 193 children. The reserves include the Bigstone Cree, Stoney, Ermineskin, Mikisew Cree and Sucker Creek First Nations. “We had a boy who was afraid to go to school because of what his dad might do to his mom while he was away. Now he is going to school and he is thriving,” Reimer said. “We have a girl who is now safe from sexual abuse and she is getting the help that she needs.” Conservative MP Laurie Hawn praised the council for making a difference. The federal government has contributed $2.3 million to the initiative. Alberta’s share is about $1.2 million.

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Doctor-assisted suicide ban exemption upheld BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMAN HAS PERSONAL EXEMPTION FROM THE LAW

VANCOUVER — Gloria Taylor’s right to avoid a “frightening and repugnant” death in the clutches of Lou Gehrig’s disease shouldn’t be sacrificed because the courts have yet to decide the fate of Canada’s doctorassisted suicide ban, a judge ruled Friday as she upheld the British Columbia woman’s personal exemption from the law. The woman from West Kelowna, B.C., who was diagnosed with ALS three years ago and whose health continues to deteriorate, was among the plaintiffs in a landmark case that saw

the B.C. Supreme Court strike down Canada’s ban on doctor-assisted suicide as unconstitutional. While the court suspended its decision, Taylor was granted an immediate exemption, making her the only person in Canada who can legally die with the help of a doctor. The federal government launched an appeal of that decision and also asked the Appeal Court to revoke Taylor’s exemption until the case is heard. However, Justice Jo-Ann Prowse ruled Friday that taking away Taylor’s exemption would cause her irreparable harm, outweighing the interests of the federal government and the public

RCMP spent 20 years searching for woman who didn’t exist BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — For more than 20 years police believed it was a woman who had met an unfortunate end in a central Manitoba hay field. The 1990 case file grew by the boxfuls as officers searched from coast to coast trying to match a weatherworn skull and a few bones found near Faulkner to a missing female. “We just were not making headway in locating this woman,” RCMP Sgt. Line Karpish said Friday. In 2011, cold-case detectives took stock of what they had and re-evaulated their approach. “Basically, we decided, let’s get back to the body,” Karpish said. They exhumed the remains from the Ashern, Man., cemetery where they were buried and — using science not available to officers back in 1990 — they learned something that left investigators gobsmacked. “To everyone’s shock and amazement, it turned out to be a male rather than a female,” Karpish said. Investigators had spent two decades searching for a woman who didn’t exist.

With that piece of information and with DNA in hand, police had an identification confirmed within 10 months. They now believe the bones belonged to 20-year-old Patrick Lawrence Rosner, who was reported missing in Winnipeg in 1989. They’re treating his death as suspicious. “At this juncture, you can imagine, our investigators are going back to square one,” Karpish said. The last confirmed sighting of Rosner was when he left work on the afternoon of June 23, 1989. He had a stable job at Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg. He had parents who loved him and a girlfriend he was crazy about. He had dinner plans on the weekend. “For him to completely disappear, his parents knew there was something wrong.” “Now that we have this closure — to some degree — for the family, now we need to find out what happened to him,” Karpish said. “Justice is another issue and we are going to work hard to bring this matter to a close, whichever direction it takes us.”

Saskatchewan RCMP say it’s too soon to know what caused a horrific collision between a train and a camper van that left four people dead and two injured. A 15-year-old boy from Alberta was driving, but Cpl. Rob King said the teen had a valid learner’s permit. King was reluctant to blame the crash on age. “We’ve had lots of people get struck by trains or run into trains from a variety of ages, so to blame age or driver inexperience in this incident is premature,” he said Friday at RCMP headquarters. “I think we need to ... wait until the




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Farmer Randy Pettingill examines an ear of undersized corn in a field near Plumerville, Ark. Pettinghill buys water from the city of Morrilton for his farm in the Arkansas River Valley, but this year, the city put a cap on what he could have. It turns on the spigot every third night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. to stop burning coal and switch to cleaner sources of fuel, chiefly natural gas. It’s a message that has been delivered many times by other scholars. It’s a message that many don’t want to hear in Alberta, where our future rides on mining heavy oil and coal. It’s one that will be rejected and refuted by “skeptics” whose minds are driven by ideology or commerce and will not be altered by new factual evidence, no matter how authoritative its source. Global warming will be good news for farmers in some places, including Northern Alberta. But those small gains will be outweighed by damage and destitution caused by higher temperatures, more violent storms and rising sea levels. In Bangladesh, a poor Asia nation east of India, 20 per cent of its 160 million residents are directly threatened by rising sea levels. Ocean surges this year drove far inland, destroying crops. Damage there endures long after the seawater recedes. In some places, evaporated salt remains in the soil, making it impossible to grow staple crops like rice. Smaller harvests will inevitably lead to higher food prices, malnutrition and widespread death. This week, Oxfam said the days of cheap food are

over and “millions of the world’s poorest will face devastation” from the rising prices. Solutions are easy to envision, but exceedingly difficult to achieve. It has to start with a commitment to reducing our global carbon footprint. Canada spews 55 times as much carbon per person into the atmosphere as Bangladesh does. Partly that’s because we are a cold northern nation and Bangladesh is in the tropics. The greater reason is that we are affluent and they are not. If current trends continue, they look to get poorer. Canadians — especially Albertans — hope and expect to become wealthier because of our vast energy resources. We can also expect to become “wealthier” as global warming makes farming in Northern Alberta more prosperous by extending its growing season. But we cannot turn a blind eye to our responsibilities to others. Real change has to start by weaning ourselves off the worst pollution, in a province where more than 60 per cent of our electricity still comes from burning coal. Joe McLaughlin is the retired former managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Progress in Africa, finally Good news from Africa: after two mineral wealth. (On the other hand, decades of bloody anarchy, Somalia is don’t destabilize Kagame’s rule too finally on the mend. much or the genocide might resume.) There is something resembling a Too many names, too many places, government coming into being in Moga- too much news. Even Africans candishu, with much help from not keep up with the news African Union troops — alabout their own continent. though the country’s most Is Africa going forwards, popular comedian, Abdi sideways, or nowhere at all? Jeylani Marshale, famous Indeed, is Africa any more for his parodies of Islamic than a geographical term? militants, was assassinated The surfeit of news is inin broad daylight a week evitable in a continent that ago. contains half a hundred Bad news from Africa: countries. The sense of the situation in Mali is awchronic crisis and chaos is ful. due to the fact that in such a The military coup in news-rich environment, the March that opened the way bad news will always jostle GWYNNE for Tuareg tribalists and Isthe good news aside. And DYER lamist extremists to seize yes, there really is an Africa the northern half of the about which you can usecountry isn’t really over. fully make large generalizaThe ignorant and brutal tions. young officers who made the coup are First, the entire continent is finally blocking the arrival of 3,000 African growing economically. Many African Union troops, Mali’s only hope of ever economies stagnated or even went regaining control in the north, because backwards in the first three or four it would undermine their own power. decades after decolonization, but now News about Africa that you don’t there is real growth. Local disaster arknow whether to cheer or deplore: the eas remain, of course, but over the past major foreign aid donors have finally decade the gross domestic product of got fed up with Rwanda’s endless mili- those 50 countries has grown at an avtary meddling in the Democratic Re- erage rate of five per cent. public of Congo. Manufacturing production in AfriThe United States has announced a ca has doubled in the past 10 years. cut in military aid, and Britain, Germa- Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growing ny and the Netherlands are delaying economies are in Africa. The growth is payment of civilian aid, until Rwanda’s starting from a desperately low base, president, Paul Kagame, stops backing in many cases, but the magic of coma rebel Tutsi militia in his country’s pound interest means that a five per Congolese neighbour. cent growth rate will double the size of Everybody sympathizes with Kag- the economy every 14 years. ame’s attempt to rebuild peace and So there really is hope that most prosperity in Rwanda after the geno- Africans can escape from poverty in cide that killed about half of the coun- the next generation — but on one contry’s Tutsi citizens. Everybody under- dition. The birth rate is declining in stands why he worries about Hutu mili- most countries, but it must fall faster. tias in the eastern Congo. But he has to The 2008 UN projections saw Africa stop backing murderous Tutsi militias doubling its population to two billion there, and using them to loot Congo’s by mid-century, even assuming that


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A soldier stands guard as Somalis gather in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somalis took to the streets to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the ouster of al Shabab militants, the culmination of years of warfare by African Union and Somali forces that has allowed Mogadishu to bask in a year of relative peace. the current gradual decline in African birth rates continues. That means an average population growth over this entire period of almost two per cent a year. If the economy is growing at five per cent and the population is growing at two per cent annually, that only leaves room for a three per cent growth in average income. That means a doubling time of about 23 years for African average incomes, so let’s assume that they triple by 2050. That’s not enough. African average incomes now are so low that tripling them would still not create the degree of prosperity and security that people in other continents are coming to expect. Worse, it would not give African governments the resources to cope with the huge damage that climate change will do to the continent. The impact of global warming is worst in the tropics and subtropics: huge floods and semi-permanent droughts will become almost routine

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Nexen not first coveted Canadian company The US$15.1 billion bid by China National Offshore Oil Co. for Canada’s Nexen Inc. once again raises the question of how far we should go to ensure there is a core of Canadianheadquartered and controlled multinational businesses. If Canada is to be a global player, it has to have its share of global corporations. Nexen certainly falls into that category, DAVID with important CRANE properties in the Gulf of Mexico, Britain’s North Sea, offshore Nigeria, as well as oilsands, shale gas and other assets in Canada. It also possesses technologies in deep-water drilling, oilsands technology and fracking which, in addition to its resources, is another reason CNOOC wants to acquire it. China is hungry both for resources and for technology. This, of course, is not the first major bid for a Canadian resource company. The largest resource takeover so far was the 2007 takeover of Alcan Inc. by Australian mining giant Rio Tinto for


US$38.1 billion. Others include the 2006 takeover by Brazil’s CVRD (now Vale) of Inco for US$17 billion, the 2006 US$24.1 billion takeover of Falconbridge, another nickel and copper producer, by Swissbased Xstrata, and the 2001 takeover of Westcoast Energy by U.S.-based Duke Energy for US$8.5 billion. All four of Canada’s major steel producers have also been taken over. Virtually all foreign takeovers of Canadian resource companies get approval from the federal government. A rare exception was the rejection of the hostile US$40 billion takeover bid for Potash Corp. in Saskatchewan by the giant British-Australian mining company, BHP Bilton. While that decision made a lot of sense, it nonetheless was criticized by corporate interests, including the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Conference Board of Canada, and conservative academics who essentially believe that ownership doesn’t matter. Yet most major countries, including the U.S., can and do block takeovers of important corporations or impose an array of conditions that have to be met. National security is one reason. Elimination of competition is another. But another reason is that a corporate headquarters is where the decision-making capacity exists, where the top jobs are located, and where there is a market for a wide range of local

suppliers, from engineering, software and systems, marketing and design to law, finance and management services. Foreign-owned companies tend to use the same suppliers as their parent company. With a foreign takeover there can be a wide ripple effect through the local economy. Of course, there can be advantages to foreign investment as well — though most importantly when a foreign company launches a new activity here rather than simply taking over an existing Canadian company. That’s why Canada needs to have the flexibility to determine whether every takeover is in Canada’s best interest. This, in the end, is a political (in the best sense of the word) decision, under the broad terms of national law. Tests that determine “net benefit” and hence approval or disapproval cannot simply be set out in regulations because circumstances change and there are regional and sectorial differences that also matter. Yet there is a push to apply only a minimal approval test for takeovers, treating this as a market issue, not a public interest issue. Earlier this year, for example, the Conference Board of Canada issued a study on Chinese investment in Canada, arguing that Canada should make it easier for Chinese companies to take over Canadian companies, contending

that “Chinese investments in Canada are in the Canadian national interest.” Screening of foreign takeovers, it said, is “a barrier to Chinese investment.” It’s not as though China has been blocked from investing in Canadian resources. Last year, Sinopec acquired Daylight Energy of Calgary for $2.2 billion, CNOOC acquired Opti Canada for $2.1 billion, and in 2009 Sinopec purchased nine per cent of Syncrude for $4.6 billion and Addax Petroleum Corp. for $8.3 billion. There have also been many smaller resource investments by Chinese interests. CNOOC has made a long list of commitments on the future of Nexen, including giving the Calgary-based company a larger corporate responsibility for CNOOC activities in North and Central America. Whether these will be sufficient to persuade Ottawa to give its approval for the takeover remains to be seen. But without the Investment Canada requirement of “net benefit” for Canada, it is unlikely that foreign bidders would feel the need to make such commitments. So the requirement of “net benefit” is in itself a net benefit and should be kept. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. His column appears every Saturday. He can be reached at

The most perfect girl in the world I’m looking perfection in the face. It belongs to the lady in my arms; all six pounds two ounces of her. And furthermore, I can unequivocally say that this is the most beautiful granddaughter ever born, bar none. If you don’t believe me, just ask me. I’ll even give you a second opinion if you like. Who would have thought that a wrinkly little baby could demand such a powerful hold CHRIS on a person’s SALOMONS heart; after all, she is just one of thousands born every day, so what makes her so special? Well for one thing, she is our granddaughter, which already makes her special. Also, she was anticipated, desired and waited for with eager expectation. Every nuance of the pregnancy and delivery was looked at, analyzed, discussed and otherwise debated. But not just by immediate family; by an entire community. Now that she is born, that complete community is rejoicing with cards, gifts, prayers and every other form of congratulatory greeting. I can’t even begin to describe the joy that this community is experiencing. Although none others are as important as this little lady, I also recognize that other little ones are born into loving communities. They grow and flourish within and with the help of that community. You’ve probably heard the cliché: “It takes a community to raise a child.” When you stand back and take an over-


view of life, you begin to understand just how true that statement is. I sometimes feel almost guilty to be so richly blessed, especially when I work within a street community that constantly faces all kinds of trials and challenges. This also is a loving community, but there is a huge difference. And it is for these differences that we continue to work within this community. Let me try to explain as I understand it to be. In a vibrant, progressive community there is a continuum that is not present on the street. For the aforementioned little one, there are two committed parents, two sets of overly adoring grandparents and even great-grandparents, not to mention extended families, friends and neighbours. On the street, a new mother may find herself alone (runaway fathers); no supportive family, just friends that even though they do care for this new child, are not always in a position to offer anything more. Then there are the new moms who, because they live on the street, have social services waiting for the child to be born, whereupon they immediately remove the child from its mother. This heartache lifestyle has become a life-cycle that is extremely hard to break away from, but break away they must for their children to grow up with more opportunity. I’m not making a judgment here, just telling it like it is so that we begin to understand the options this child probably will not have as it grows. Although it breaks my heart to witness these events, I work with a community that desires to assimilate these individuals so that they also may have every opportunity that our granddaughter will have. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

A scooter dork on his way to nowhere The recurring global phenomenon of the Olympic Games is drawing to a close, so it would make perfect sense to focus on London 2012 and the many moving moments given by Canadian athletes and many other people. Since I’ve never been that sensible, I think I’ll write about motorcycles. You see, this past week I had a motorcycle epiphany, and HARLEY it’s been many HAY decades since my last encounter with a twowheeled beast, and therefore this recent experience has been on my mind. So I thought I’d better get it off of there. (Warning: shameless plug) As I may have mentioned in my book Finding Time (available at several actual bookstores) I grew up on two wheels, if you can call “growing up” roaring around incessantly and randomly through the turmoil of teenaged years. This included several memorable experiences with road rash and other motorcycle mayhem, like the time my buddy and I blew a tire at 100 miles an hour (456 km/h) on a Honda 305 Superhawk. And when my motorcycle madness ended after I acquired my first car (a 1964 Austin Mini just like Mr. Bean’s except that I had to push it to start it), I can clearly remember the ride that scared me off of two-wheeled monsters for very nearly the rest of my life. I had finally sold my last motorbike


and hadn’t ridden in a while when my friend’s dad, the infamous Dr. Carter, talked me into taking his new Kawasaki 500 “for a little spin.” At the time, the 500 Kaw (“cow”) was a formidable machine — basically a rocket with handlebars. It was also a much larger bike than I’d ever ridden and, as I soon found out, several kajillion times faster than any machine I’d ever been on. I should have clued in when I noticed this particular model was called the Mach III. I remember coasting carefully down Spruce Drive and turning into the fairgrounds, where there was no traffic. I stopped, took a big breath and said out loud to the Mach III, “Let’s see what you can do, shall we?” That’s how dumb I was. I cracked the throttle, popped the clutch and basically launched into another dimension in the space-time continuum. I’m not kidding; I was hanging on with the tips of my fingernails, my whole self flapping out behind like a Saskatchewan Roughriders flag on a car aerial. There was so much G-force I couldn’t back off on the throttle, and I couldn’t breathe as I flew through the fairgrounds and out onto 47th Avenue, struggling to stay on this two-wheeled F18 supersonic jet plane. When I finally managed to return to this planet, about three seconds had passed and I was approximately half way to the Northwest Territories. I think the expression “the heebie jeebies” pretty much describes how I felt as I idled up the hill and back to the house in first gear, wobbling nervously along at 10 mph. I was so frazzled I never went near another motorcycle again for a decade or two, so you can imagine my angst

when my oldest rotten kid, the son one, just this summer started making motorcycle noises. No, I don’t mean making vroom vroom mouth noises, I mean making noise about getting a motorcycle. Since he is, technically speaking, an adult and has his own party palace apartment and everything, there’s not much I can do but cringe, look the other way, and phone the bank and tell them not to give him a loan. Just kidding about that last part, but last week, on a family holiday in a moment of weakness on account of it was a perfect day in the Okanagan and I was feeling happier and more invincible than usual, we somehow decided to rent motorbikes. No 500 Kaw this time — I’m talkin’ 50cc hogs. Step-through geek scooters with tires the size of Timmy’s donuts. As we put-putted along past the beach, my rotten kid and I were the newest members of the Penticton Chapter of the Hell’s Nerds. You could tell we cut an impressive swath by the way people were pointing and snickering as we rattled by, trying to look cool on our little scooter choppers, in our goofy scooter helmets. We decided to head into the residential area where there would be less traffic and less taunting, and we serpentined unsteadily through a roundabout and up a rolling hill. Up the hill, my scooter was screaming away like a broken washing machine (with about the same horsepower) as I noticed on the sidewalk beside me a couple of ants, several strolling snails and various old ladies with walkers inching on past me without so much as a wave. There is, of course, an official motorcycle wave. Like when riders on big bikes ap-

proach each other on the highway, hugging the centre line, it’s a supercool motorcycle brotherhood thing to casually put out the left hand at a low 45 degree angle, palm out, first two fingers extended as the other guy does the same. Roaring by each other at several dozen kilometres above the speed limit. Anyway, as we chugged along down Front Street, a Harley (no relation) approached on the other side and I thought it would be highly amusing to throw out a motorcycle wave. So here comes the biker and I’m in front of our mighty scooter duo buzzing along at a stunning 15 km/h and as the big bike gets to us, I coolly give the classic motorcycle wave. The biker dude not only doesn’t wave back, in fact he gives me a look and then veers away with a mighty roar. Even my rotten kid thought it was funny but, of course, he was safely out of the embarrassment-by-association zone, half a block behind me. But a great time was had by all, and I’ve come face to face terms with my aging nerdiness and lingering motorcycle leeriness. So if you see a geek one of these days put-putting along on a silly little moped and he’s smiling and has bugs in his teeth and is being left in the dust by old folks with canes and strolling snails, it’s just a Scooter Dork on his way to nowhere. If you can, give me a motorcycle wave. It’ll make my day. 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.

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Syrian rebels low DON’T MISS OUT! on guns, ammunition GOVERNMENT FORCES TRY TO TAKE BACK ALEPPO

AZAZ, Syria — Syrian rebels were running low on ammunition and guns Friday as government forces tried to consolidate their control over Aleppo, the country’s largest city and a deadly battleground for more than two weeks. The seemingly intractable, 17-month-old conflict in Syria has defied all international attempts to calm the bloodshed. Rebels and activists said Friday they have had enough of diplomacy and appealed to the international community to send weapons. “The warplanes and helicopters are killing us. They’re up there in the sky 15 hours a day,” said Mohammad alHassan, an activist in Aleppo’s Salaheddine district, the main rebel stronghold in the city. “It’s warplanes against Kalashnikovs, tanks fighting against rifles,” he said. “I don’t know how long this situation can be sustained.” As Syrian soldiers bombarded rebel positions in Aleppo from the ground

and air, diplomats said former Algerian foreign affairs minister and longtime U.N. official Lakhdar Brahimi has emerged as a strong candidate to replace Kofi Annan as U.N. peace envoy to Syria. Annan announced his resignation last week, ending a frustrating six-month effort that failed to achieve even a temporary cease-fire as the country descended into civil war. Activists say some 20,000 people have been killed. Also Friday, the U.S. announced sanctions on Hezbollah for providing support to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime — a symbolic move, as Washington already has designated the Lebanese militant group a terrorist organization. The relentless violence triggered a fresh wave of civilians streaming across the border into neighbouring Turkey. Turkish officials said more than 1,500 Syrians arrived over the past 24 hours, increasing the number of refugees in Turkey to about 51,500.


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California condor BY CAROL PATTERSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE With a three-metre wingspan, the California condor is a grand bird for a grand canyon. Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Over four million people come each year to see the kodachrome colours of this gigantic fissure in the Earth’s surface, and it seems appropriate it is home to North America’s largest flying land bird. During the Pleistocene era, the canyon had a wetter and cooler climate than it does now. Giant sloths and mammoths lived in the area and condors fed upon their carcasses. The sloths and mammoths died out, but condors have been nesting in the area for 50,000 years! You can be forgiven for thinking the condor was also extinct as the population of wild birds dipped to 22 in the 1980s. Lucky for us, a variety of conservation groups and government agencies banded together to save the birds from extinction. First, they captured all the remaining wild birds to focus on a captive breeding program before reintroducing them to the wild. Now, 30 years later, there are approximately 380 birds in the world, with half living in the wild. Erin Whittaker, park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, explains, “It was a very emotional experience for the people who captured the last wild condor. But this year, we think we will have the first wild-born chick from a bird that themselves was born in the wild! This bird will have no memory of captivity.” The California condors have been reintroduced in the Big Sur area of California, Baja California in Mexico, and north Arizona. About 70 of the birds are found in Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is so large that even Human impacts on the a bird as big as a condor is not easy to spot; California Condor are so great that scientists regularly fortunately, there are some birds that favour capture condors to remove the cliffs near Grand coins or lead fragments from Canyon Village on the south rim. their gullets. “It’s too windy today. You will not see them,” said the gift shop cashier as she rang through my purchases of all things condorrelated. “But I’ve seen them several times below Lookout Studio.” With only one day at the canyon, I could not wait for calm skies, so I walked my binoculars over to the craggy cliffs below Lookout Studio and hoped for the best. The wind tore at my hat and I could understand why a bird would stay home on a day like this, but after 15 minutes, a junior pteradactyl of a bird swooped towards the cliff. Its bright-red head and the numbers on its black wings (each condor is tagged for scientific purposes) were distinctive field marks and I marvelled at the conditions that allowed tourists to see one of the world’s rarest birds at one of its busiest tourist attractions. “I think without help, these birds would still die out,” Erin said. Human impacts are so great on these birds that scientists regularly capture condors to remove coins or lead fragments from their gullets. The birds mistake the coins people toss from the canyon cliffs as bone fragments needed to build calcium during egg production. Condors eat the lead fragments when they gorge on the gut piles left behind by hunters. Now, many hunters are switching to non-lead ammunition and tourists are discouraged from tossing coins. “Fortunately, the condor reintroduction is a real team effort, and it is a story I love to tell,” Erin concludes. “The story is not finished but there are successes.” I felt shock and awe as I watched nature’s stealthbomber swoop towards me in a flight that has been repeated for tens of thousands of years. Judging by the excitement of the tourists sharing this view with me, the chance to witness such a spectacle is success indeed. 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.

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Fossil evidence shows condors have nested for around 50,000 years in the Grand Canyon

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Niagara Falls now open to just about everything ‘THE GENERAL MISSION IS TO OBTAIN BUSINESS. WHETHER IT’S NEW RESIDENTS OR NEW VISITORS, WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME GOAL’ BY CAROLYN THOMPSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — In recent years, Niagara Falls has thrown open its doors to casino gambling, gay weddings and a tightrope walk that, until laws were relaxed, would have meant arrest. It even briefly considered taking in toxic wastewater from hydraulic fracturing. On the drawing board now is a plan to entice young people to move in by paying down their student loans. After the city’s old strategy of industry over tourism flopped amid the decline of Rust Belt manufacturing and the disastrous Love Canal, a new economic plan appears to have emerged: Try anything. “If you piece together a series of wins, then I think it becomes transformative,” Mayor Paul Dyster said, reflecting on efforts to reverse fortunes in a city where one in five people live in poverty and the population of 50,193 is less than half what it was in the 1960s. More than $2 million in yearly block grants from the federal government could be in jeopardy if the number dips below 50,000. “Less people means less attention in the government’s eyes. ... You need people in your neighbourhoods,” said Community Development Director Seth Piccirillo. Photo by Advocate news services The latest idea is to cover two years’ worth of student loan payments for In recent years, Niagara Falls has thrown open its doors to casino gambling, gay weddings and a tightrope walk that, until recent college graduates who agree to laws were relaxed, would have meant arrest. live in a targeted neighbourhood. Piccirillo said the tuition program will ded Wheat factory: Dilapidated houses counterpart was dealing with the 1970s has a bachelor’s degree in music and start small, with about 20 people in the and boarded storefronts dot the city, toxic Love Canal contamination that sound recording from the State Unifirst round, but it has attracted interest this summer’s Italian Festival was can- caused the abandonment of an entire versity of New York at Fredonia and is from around the country. celled for lack of sponsors and night neighbourhood. working on her master’s degree in busiAnd that’s really the point, Dyster games for varsity sports were scrapped Now the cash-strapped city finds ness administration from D’Youville said, of using Niagara Falls as an incu- for next season to save the school itself in an awkward dispute as it tries College in Buffalo. bator for new ideas. district the cost of lighting the field. to collect $25,000 from high-wire artist She envisions establishing her own “Anything you do at Niagara Falls, About 22 per cent of people live below Nik Wallenda to cover public safety business in Niagara Falls, perhaps a because it’s a famous place, you get the poverty level, compared with about overtime expenses from his June 15 recording studio or housing co-operathis exponential increase in the level 14 per cent statewide. U.S.-to-Canada wire walk across Ni- tive out of one of several old bed and of interest and the level of publicity And perhaps the most thriving busi- agara Falls. Dyster says the state-ap- breakfasts in need of rehabilitation in that’s generated,” he said. “When you ness in Niagara Falls today, the Sen- proved legislation allowing the nor- the downtown neighbourhood chosen do it in Niagara Falls, it’s the differ- eca Indian Nation’s 10-year-old Seneca mally illegal walk entitles the city to for the program. ence between speaking in a conver- Niagara Casino, largely operates as reimbursement. The flow of tourists ensures busisational voice and talking through a an island with few surrounding busiWallenda counters that he’s already nesses a potential customer base, megaphone.” nesses appearing to benefit from its paid the state for security and that the she said, but Morin sees the need for The overarching goal is to get peo- estimated 7 million yearly patrons. city should take from there. more residents to enliven the area and ple to set up shop here, or at least stick For the past few years, the city None is enough to discourage Nissa spruce it up. around long enough to spend money. hasn’t even seen its promised share of Morin, who hopes to get in on the tu“How many times do you get the opSo, last July when it became legal slot machine profits — $58 million and ition residency program to help erase portunity to come into a city and build for same-sex couples to wed in New counting — because the Senecas have roughly $7,000 of her tuition debt. She the ideal neighbourhood for yourself?” York state, Niagara Falls organized withheld it as part of a feud with New an attention-grabbing group wedding York state. with hopes of reviving its onetime repTourism was the city’s main draw utation as “the honeymoon capital” until the early 1900s, when the growth for same-sex and opposite-sex couples of numerous chemical plants fueled alike. the rise of a hydropower-fueled indusA year later, wedding-related ven- trial base. But industry started to lose dors say business is up 20 to 25 per steam in the late 1950s and ’60s. cent. M e a n “The general mission is to obtain while, the business. 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NEW ORLEANS — A National World War II Museum exhibit about the role scientists and doctors played in the Holocaust includes a drawing copied from a brochure. It shows a young, blindfolded couple at the edge of a jagged precipice. The German-language text says, “Don’t go blindly into marriage!” The image is in a section of the display about mainstream ideas from which Adolf Hitler’s twisted policies grew. Dr. Benjamin Sachs, dean of the Tulane University School of Medicine, said the exhibit shows “there was a slippery path toward the extermination program” and holds important lessons for today. The travelling U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” will be at the New Orleans museum through mid-October. Tulane plans a series of related lectures. Sachs said the exhibit fits in with recent discussions of sterilizing people on Medicaid, and people who are uninsured. The exhibit also goes a long way to help medical students understand why there are so many restrictions on human medical research. Millions of Jews — as well as people of other ethnic groups deemed

undesirable by Hitler’s Nazi Party — died in a genocide that has become known as the Holocaust. Among the topics covered in the exhibit is eugenics, the concept that medicine and social programs were letting “unfit” people reproduce to humanity’s detriment. In the turbulent Europe of the 1920s and ’30s, a movement spread in many countries that mentally ill or handicapped people, alcoholics and others with disabilities should be sterilized. People considered healthy and intelligent were encouraged to have large families, the base of what the Nazis framed as the creation of a master race. A Nazi-era image in exhibit — used in schoolbooks and educational displays at the time — shows a young blond man bowed under the combined weight of a scrawny man with a flask in his pocket and a thuggish-looking man who may have been meant to represent the disabled. The caption reads, “You Are Sharing the Load! A hereditarily ill person costs 50,000 reichsmarks on average up to the age of sixty.” The exhibit — which will move in October to the University of South Dakota library in Vermilion, South Dakota, and in January to the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library in Tucson — is a distillation of one first shown in 2004 at the Holocaust Museum in Washington.



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STAMPS KEEP LEWIS Nik Lewis is staying put. The veteran slotback signed a contract extension with the Calgary Stampeders on Friday. Lewis, 30, was in the option year of his current deal and was slated to become a free agent in the off-season. “This deal will give Nik the opportunity to play out his career as a member of the red and white,” John Hufnagel, Calgary’s head coach and GM, said in a statement. “There isn’t a lot that needs to be said about the importance of Nik to this football team. “He is off to a great start in 2012 and we look forward to even more great football from Nik Lewis.” Lewis has spent his entire nine-year CFL career with Calgary and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The native of Mineral Wells, Tex., leads the CFL with 43 catches for 484 yards and seven touchdowns.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON — Canada’s swim team came to the London Olympics confident it could bring home three medals. Richard Weinberger made that goal a reality in the final swimming event of the Games. The 22-year-old upstart outduelled the reigning world champion over the final metres of the men’s 10-kilometre marathon, winning bronze in an event dominated by older athletes. Weinberger was ecstatic after keeping pace with the leaders and holding off world champion Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece, who finished fourth. “You’ve just got to have fun,” said Weinberger, a native of Surrey, B.C., who lives and trains in Victoria. “That’s pretty much my position going into every single race. I’m here to have fun, I’m here to race these guys and compete, but racing is just the best. “Training is hard and this is like Christmas morning.” Weinberger was 5.2 seconds behind Tunisia’s Oussama Mellouli, who finished in one hour 49 minutes 55.1 seconds at the event held in the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park. Germany’s Thomas Lurz won silver. With Victoria’s Ryan Cochrane winning silver in the men’s 1,500 freestyle and Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., claiming bronze in the men’s 100-metre freestyle, Canada won more than one medal in the pool for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Games. Weinberger’s bronze is the latest in a string of high-profile results for the young swimmer. He was first at the London Games test event last summer, then won gold at the Pan American Games in October. His results are more impressive considering his age. Marathon swimming favours race ex-


Canada’s Richard Weinberger swims his way to a bronze medal in Men’s Marathon Swimming at the Olympic Games in London on Friday. perience and mature engines. Swimmers like Lurz and Gianniotis are about 10 years older than Weinberger. “I’m still working and gaining speed and endurance (to) get my ’old-man strength,”’ Weinberger said. “That’s what I call it.” The medal is Canada’s first in the sport. Open water swimming made its debut in 2008 in Beijing, but Canada didn’t qualify any swimmers then. Overall, Canada remained on course for its projected top-12 finish in the overall medal standings. Canada stood 12th going into the final two days of the Olympics with 17 medals — one gold, five silver and 11

● Junior baseball: Western Canada championship — Moose Jaw Eagles vs. Innisfail Merchants, 9 a.m., Innisfail; St. Boniface Legionaires vs. Team Alberta, 9 a.m., Great Chief Park; Weyburn Beavers vs. Steinbach Carillon Sultans, noon, Innisfail; Moose Jaw Eagles vs. St. Boniface Legionaires, 3 p.m., Innisfail; Weyburn Beavers vs. Innisfail Merchants, 6 p.m., Innisfail; Team Alberta vs. Steinbach Carillon Sultans, 6 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Parkland baseball: League championship tournament at Eckville. Women’s rugby: Semifinal — Calgary White Rams at Red Deer Titans, noon, Titans Park. ● Men’s third division rugby: Edmonton Saracens at Red Deer Titans, noon, Titans Park. ● Men’s second division rugby: Edmonton Saracens at Red Deer Titans, 1:45 p.m., Titans Park. ● Major women’s soccer: Edmonton Northwest United at Red Deer City, 2 p.m., Great Chief Park.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The major known as “Glory’s Last Shot” turned into one last chance for Tiger Woods. On the toughest scoring day in PGA Championship history, Woods made putts from one end of Kiawah Island to the other Friday for a 1-under 71 that gave him a share of the lead with Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson going into the weekend. “It was tough out there — wow,” Woods said. Wow, indeed. In relentless wind that began at sunrise and whipped up the Atlantic waters with 30 mph gusts, par never looked better in this championship. There were more rounds in the 90s — two of them by club pros — than in the 60s. There were 41 players who failed to break 80, a list that included Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan. Singh, a three-time major champion who hasn’t won in nearly four years, scratched out five birdies in a remarkable round of 3-under 69. Only three other players managed to

break par in the second round — Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ian Poulter, all at 71. Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland had a 70, but only some six hours after his round did he report a violation on himself. He had an embedded lie in a sandy area on the ninth hole, brushed sand away to identify his ball, and then forgot to recreate the original lie by replacing the sand. He notified PGA rules official of his oversight. Because it carries a two-shot penalty, Hoey was disqualified for signing and incorrect scorecard. For Woods, it’s the second time this year that Woods has had a share of the lead in a major going into the weekend. He missed one chance at Olympic Club in the U.S. Open, when he stumbled to a 75-73 to tie for 21st. He was in the penultimate group at the British Open until a triple bogey on the sixth hole of the final round took him out of the mix. One last major, one last shot. “I’ve been in this position many times over my career,” he said. “Again, we’re just at the halfway point. We have a long



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way to go.” Six players were atop the leaderboard on this day of survival. Singh was the first to post at 4-under 140, and it didn’t look as though anyone would be able to even match that as the wind never let up on The Ocean Course.

Pettersson stayed in the lead as long as he could until a few errant tee shots cost him at the end of his round and he had to settle for a 74. Woods, playing on the opposite side of the course, showed early on that he figured out something with his putter.

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Tiger Woods reacts to his missed putt on the 18th green during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Friday.




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bronze. With the Olympics winding down, much of the discussion in social media centred on who would have the honour of carrying the Maple Leaf into the closing ceremony. The popular choice so far is women’s soccer captain Christine Sinclair, whose hat trick in Canada’s heartbreaking semifinal loss is possibly the most resonant Canadian performance of these Games. Her supporters include B.C. Premier Christy Clark and CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.

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St. Boniface Legionaire Josiah Churchill slides under Innisfail Merchant second baseman Corbyn Shields as Shields makes a throw to first base for a double play in the fifth inning at the Western Canada Baseball Association 2012 Junior AAA Championship on Friday night in Innisfail.

Merchants 2 Legionaires 0 INNISFAIL — The Innisfail Merchants were hoping their bats would make like the Central Alberta summer skies and produce a little thunder on Friday evening. It didn’t happen, but the Merchants were at least able to plate a run for the first time in the 2012 Western Canada Junior Baseball Championship and scratched out a 2-0 win over the St. Boniface Legionaires. Designated hitter Matt Whitehead stroked a one-out single to left field in the sixth inning to score Corby Shields from second base, giving the Merchants their first run of the six-team tournament. Riley Wik also scored on the same play when the Legionaires outfielder bobbled the ball before getting it back into play. Shields and Wik reached base

on a hit pitch and infield error before scoring, and as it turned out that was all the support Innisfail pitcher Mclean Cruthers needed. “That was a great win, about time. We finally got the monkey off our backs,” said Whitehead. Indeed, the Merchants entered the contest with an 0-2 slate following 2-0 losses to Team Alberta on Thursday and the Steinbach, Man., Carillon Sultans on Friday afternoon. “Our pitching and defence has been really good, we’ve just being working on getting our bats hot right now, focusing on getting that fastball and trying to drive it to the gaps,” said Whitehead. “We’ve hit the ball really hard but they’ve mostly been right to guys. We’re just working on getting the gaps and trying to play a little smarter.”

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Eskimos top Roughriders Edmonton 28 Saskatchewan 20 EDMONTON — Joe Burnett returned a fumble 44 yards for a thirdquarter touchdown Friday as the Edmonton Eskimos returned from a bye week with a 28-20 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Eskimos improve to 4-2 with the win and move into a first-place tie with the B.C. Lions in the CFL’s West Division. Edmonton also knotted the season series with the Riders, getting some revenge for a 17-1 loss in Regina in July. The Roughriders lost their third straight game to drop to 3-3 and a share of third in the West with Calgary. There was a long delay early in the third quarter after a collision between Edmonton defensive back Ronnie Prude and Saskatchewan receiver Terence Jeffers-Harris. Prude was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering what appeared to be a neck injury on the play. When the game resumed, the Roughriders took a 17-10 lead after quarterback Darian Durant went up the middle on a quarterback, running 27 yards into the endzone. Edmonton responded with a field goal on the heels of a 41-yard pass to Matt Carter to make it 17-13. Two plays later the Eskimos were back in front as Chris Thompson plowed into Dressler and forced a fumble. Joe Burnett picked up the ball and blazed 44 yards for the touchdown and a 20-17 Edmonton advantage heading into the final frame. The Eskimos started the fourth with a punt single and then increased their lead to 28-17 as a 32-yard pass to Fred Stamps set up a six-yard TD run by Calvin McCarty. Saskatchewan wasn’t done yet, however, as Kory Sheets took a short screen pass and blazed 76 yards to the

Edmonton five. Unfortunately all they would get out of it was a field goal. Durant was picked off by J.C. Sherritt at the Saskatchewan 38 with under two minutes to play but Edmonton didn’t get any points out of it. The Riders marched back and tried a late Hail Mary into the endzone but Thompson picked off the final pass to end the game. In the first quarter, the Roughriders had a strong opening drive, but stalled out in the red zone and had to accept a 25-yard field goal from newly-signed veteran kicker Sandro DeAngelis. Edmonton was also able to move well down the field to start, but also came up short for a 23-yard field goal from Grant Shaw. Edmonton took a 10-3 lead early in the second after a couple of long passing plays. QB Steven Jyles was able to find Nate Coehoorn for a 49-yard gain, setting up a 30-yard TD pass on a nice sideline catch by Cary Koch. Saskatchewan tied the game just before the half after a bizarre highlight reel play. Durant passed to Weston Dressler who was leveled by Weldon Brown. However, the ball remained in the air and bounced off Brown and another Eskimo and into the arms of Taj Smith who took of for a 57-yard gain during the confusion. Riders backup QB Drew Willy came in for a one-yard plunge with 16 seconds left in the opening half. The Eskimos remain at home to face the Montreal Alouettes next Friday. The Riders next travel to Vancouver to face the B.C. Lions next Sunday. Notes: The Eskimos are the only team in the CFL to remain perfect on their home field this season. Edmonton has now won five games in a row at home against the Riders and 15 of its last 17 over Saskatchewan at Commonwealth Stadium. ...The Eskimos are a badly banged-up team with 17 players officially listed as injured.

TORONTO — In a battle between two of the biggest serves in men’s tennis, John Isner got the best of Milos Raonic. Isner eliminated Raonic in front of the Canadian’s hometown crowd by winning 7-6 (9), 6-4 in the quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup men’s tournament on Friday. “I knew eventually I would cross paths with him,” said Isner, who had never played Raonic before. “I knew the match was going to be super-close. Any time you have two players who serve like we do, it wasn’t going to be much that separated us.” Raonic, from nearby Thornhill, Ont., was the last Canadian in the singles draw and hadn’t played since Tuesday’s second-round win over Viktor Troicki. He earned a walkover win to the quarters when Andy Murray pulled out with a injury and was looking to become the first Canadian since 1969 to reach the tournament’s semifinals. “It’s disappointing in a lot of ways,” said Raonic. “I don’t think it’s disappointing that I lost at home, but disappointing that I lost in general and playing the way I (did). “For me it’s about playing well every week. I play tennis for myself. I love the support I get, but I’m frustrated with myself. Not because I played poorly in Toronto, but because I played poorly today.” Isner was playing in his second match of the day after advancing earlier in the evening with a 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 victory over German Phillipp Kohlschreiber in a match that took just under two hours. “The way I looked at it, I was at a bit

of an advantage in my opinion,” said Isner. “He hadn’t played in a few days and I just played a match earlier. He was a little fresher, but I was little more in tune with the tournament.” Top seed Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, also from Serbia, and Richard Gasquet of France each advanced to the semifinals after playing their second match of the day. Tipsarevic advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain’s Marcel Granollers, while Gasquet ousted American Mardy Fish 5-7, 6-1, 6-2. Djokovic got by Tommy Haas 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Against Isner, Raonic struggled to control his serve in the first set, as he double faulted four times — twice in the sixth game — before pulling ahead 4-2 as the hometown crowd cheered on the local and waved red “Go Canada” signs. “My serve was not there by any means and that’s a big part,” said Raonic. “I wasn’t putting enough pressure on him. I gave away a lot of free points. I double faulted a lot more than I normally do. I just wasn’t able to put pressure on him the way he was able to put pressure on me.” Isner fought back against the 21-year-old with a break, held serve and controlled most of the tiebreaker before winning the set with an ace. Tied 3-3 in the second, Isner used forehand groundstrokes at the baseline to break Raonic, then won four straight points to pull ahead by two games. Raonic pulled back from the brink to make it 5-4 but the 27-year-old Isner held on two win his second match in less than five hours.

White Sox get by Riggers SHERWOOD PARK — The Red Deer Riggers dropped a narrow 7-6 decision to the Parkland White Sox on Friday in the third and deciding game of a best-of-three Sunburst Baseball League semifinal. The Riggers thought they had the tying run in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Matt Fay was called out on a close play at the plate. Jaret Chatwood led the Riggers offensively, going five-for-five with three doubles, while Curtis Bailey stroked a pair of doubles and Jordan Weinkauf


YAROSLAVL, Russia — Kirill Kapustin’s hat trick Friday helped Russia even a junior hockey challenge with Canada in a penalty-filled 6-3 victory for the Russians, as the series prepares for a move to Halifax next week. Russia led all the way, although Canada twice came with one goal of tying the game. Canada won the first game of the series 3-2. “Any time we seemed to get close we seemed to take a penalty,” said a disappointed Canadian coach Steve Spott. Penalties were a major factor for much of the game. Canada’s No. 1 centre Mark Scheifele, who has been signed by the Winnipeg Jets, was ejected in the scoreless first period on a game misconduct after a kneeing call again Kapustin. While Spott defended Scheifele saying the kneeing call was in his view unfair, he said other penalties were not and they killed momentum. “We knew that if we took poor penalties and were soft with our discipline we were going to allow them to stay in the game. Ultimately, for me, that was the difference in the game,” said Spott. After a total of 15 penalties split among the two teams in the first two periods, things settled down in the third. Canada took the only penalty, a slashing call, but still finished the game with nine to Russia’s seven. Anton Zlobin and Kapustin both scored on power plays early in the

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LINESCORES FRIDAY Kansas City010 000 000 — 1 6 0 Baltimore 020 014 00x — 7 10 1 Hochevar, Collins (6), L.Coleman (7), Teaford (8) and S.Perez; Mig.Gonzalez, Strop (9) and Wieters. W—Mig.Gonzalez 4-2. L—Hochevar 7-10. HRs—Kansas City, S.Perez (7). Baltimore, Quintanilla (2), Machado 2 (2). Boston 000 102 000 — 3 6 2 Cleveland 100 001 000 — 2 2 1 Buchholz and Shoppach; Seddon, C.Allen (7), E.Rogers (8) and C.Santana. W—Buchholz 10-3. L—Seddon 0-1. HRs—Boston, C.Ross (18). Cleveland, As.Cabrera (13). New York 021 000 034 — 10 12 0 Toronto 010 100 011 — 4 9 2 F.Garcia, Logan (7), Chamberlain (7), D.Robertson (8), Rapada (9), Eppley (9) and R.Martin; R.Romero, Delabar (8), D.Carpenter (9), Lincoln (9) and Mathis. W—F.Garcia 6-5. L—R. Romero 8-9. HRs—New York, Teixeira (22). Toronto, K.Johnson (13). Detroit 000 104 100 — 6 9 0 Texas 101 000 000 — 2 10 1 Scherzer, Dotel (7), Valverde (9) and Avila; Feldman, R.Ross (6), Scheppers (7), M.Lowe (8), Kirkman (8) and Napoli. W—Scherzer 11-6. L— Feldman 6-7. HRs—Detroit, Fielder (20), A.Jackson (12). Texas, Hamilton (31). Oakland 120 000 000 — 3 7 0 Chicago 010 100 101 — 4 8 0 McCarthy, Doolittle (7), Neshek (9) and D.Norris; Floyd, Septimo (7), Crain (7), Thornton (8), Myers (9) and Pierzynski. W—Myers 1-1. L—Neshek 1-1. HRs—Oakland, Moss (12). Chicago, Pierzynski (22), Al.Ramirez (5), Viciedo (17), Jor.Danks (1).


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Today’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-7) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-8), 2:05 p.m. Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-6) at San Francisco (M.Cain 10-5), 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-5) at Houston (Keuchel 1-4), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 5-6) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 14-3), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 11-8) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-6), 5:05 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 2-1) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 6-7), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Blanton 8-9) at Miami (Nolasco 8-11), 5:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 6-7) at Arizona (Miley 12-7), 6:10 p.m. LINESCORES FRIDAY Cincinnati 023 003 011 — 10 15 0 Chicago 102 001 220 — 8 13 5 H.Bailey, Arredondo (6), Marshall (7), LeCure (7), Broxton (8), Chapman (8) and Mesoraco, Hanigan; Germano, Al.Cabrera (6), Beliveau (7), Camp (8), Corpas (9) and W.Castillo. W—H.Bailey 10-7. L—Germano 1-2. Sv—Chapman (26). HRs— Cincinnati, Ludwick (20). San Diego 100 060 200 — 9 8 1 Pittsburgh 011 501 000 — 8 11 0 Volquez, Hinshaw (4), Brach (5), Thayer (7), Gregerson (8), Street (9) and Jo.Baker; Ja.McDonald, Resop (5), Watson (7), Qualls (9) and Barajas. W—Brach 1-2. L—Watson 5-2. Sv—Street (21). HRs—San Diego, Amarista (5), Headley 2 (17). Pittsburgh, G.Jones (17), Snider (1). St. Louis 010 000 000 — 1 4 0 Phila 010 000 02x — 3 6 0 Lohse, Browning (8) and Y.Molina; Halladay, Papelbon (9) and Kratz. W—Halladay 6-6. L— Browning 0-1. Sv—Papelbon (25). HRs—St. Louis, Beltran (28). Philadelphia, Utley (8). Los Ang 000 004 100 — 5 11 0 Miami 100 001 000 — 2 4 0 Kershaw, J.Wright (7), Choate (7), Belisario (7), Jansen (9) and A.Ellis; Buehrle, Webb (7), Gaudin (8) and J.Buck. W—Kershaw 10-6. L— Buehrle 9-11. Sv—Jansen (23). HRs—Los Angeles, J.Rivera (6). Miami, Ruggiano (10).

Tampa Bay 260 004 000 — 12 13 0 Minnesota 101 100 021 — 6 12 1 Hellickson, Howell (6), McGee (7), Badenhop (8) and J.Molina; De Vries, Manship (2), Perdomo (6), Gray (9) and Mauer, Butera. W—Hellickson 7-7. L—De Vries 2-3. HRs—Tampa Bay, Joyce (13). Minnesota, Doumit (13).

Atlanta 200 000 020 — 4 4 1 New York 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 Maholm and D.Ross; Harvey, R.Ramirez (7), Edgin (8), Rauch (8), Parnell (9) and Ro.Johnson. W—Maholm 10-7. L—Harvey 1-3. HRs—Atlanta, Heyward (19), Uggla (13).

Seattle 005 000 000 — 5 6 2 Los Ang 003 020 001 — 6 6 2 F.Hernandez, Kinney (8) and Jaso; E.Santana, Takahashi (7), Jepsen (8), Frieri (9) and Iannetta. W—Frieri 1-0. L—Kinney 0-2. HRs—Seattle, Ackley (9), Jaso (6). Los Angeles, Trout (21).

Milwaukee 110 000 100 — 3 8 1 Houston 000 010 012 — 4 6 1 M.Rogers, Fr.Rodriguez (8), Axford (9) and Lucroy; B.Norris, Fe.Rodriguez (8), W.Lopez (9) and Corporan. W—W.Lopez 4-1. L—Axford 4-7. HRs— Houston, Corporan (3).

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Wash 001 021 104 — 9 11 0 Arizona 000 100 000 — 1 3 1 Strasburg, S.Burnett (7), Mattheus (8), Stammen (9) and K.Suzuki; Cahill, Albers (7), Saito (8), Zagurski (9) and M.Montero. W—Strasburg 13-5. L—Cahill 9-10. HRs—Washington, Zimmerman (16), Morse (11).

Football CFL WEST DIVISION W L T Pts PF B.C. 4 2 0 8 158 Edmonton 4 2 0 8 139 Saskatchewan 3 3 0 6 175 Calgary 3 3 0 6 186 EAST DIVISION W L T Pts PF Hamilton 3 3 0 6 182 Toronto 3 3 0 6 138 Montreal 3 3 0 6 164 Winnipeg 1 5 0 2 127 Thursday, Aug. 16 Hamilton at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Montreal at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 Toronto at Calgary, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Saskatchewan at B.C., 75 p.m. SUMMARY FRIDAY

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Roughriders 20 at Eskimos 28 First Quarter Sask — FG DeAngelis 25 6:28 Edm — FG Shaw 23 10:45 Second Quarter Edm — TD Koch 30 pass from Jyles (Shaw convert) 1:38 Sask — TD Willy 1 run (DeAngelis convert) 14:44 Third Quarter Sask — TD Durant 27 run (DeAngelis convert) 6:29 Edm — FG Shaw 17 10:07 Edm — TD Burnett 44 fumble return (Shaw convert) 11:12 Fourth Quarter Edm — Single Dales 62 0:53 Edm — TD McCarty 6 run (Shaw convert) 9:06 Sask — FG DeAngelis 17 11:34 Saskatchewan 3 7 7 3 — 20 Edmonton 3 7 10 8 — 28 Attendance — 43,178 at Edmonton


CANADA: Obvious choice “If it was to happen it would the hugest honour but I’d want my teammates there with me,” Sinclair said. Coach John Herdman said Sinclair is the obvious choice. “She’s a special woman and I think Canada has been privileged to watch her play for these many years. I think there has been a bit of void in her career and that was filled (Thursday) night,” Herdman said.

Golf PGA Championship Friday At Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course) Kiawah Island, S.C. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,676; Par: 72 Second Round Vijay Singh 71-69 — 140 Tiger Woods 69-71 — 140 Carl Pettersson 66-74 — 140 Ian Poulter 70-71 — 141 Jamie Donaldson 69-73 — 142 Rory McIlroy 67-75 — 142 Aaron Baddeley 68-75 — 143 Adam Scott 68-75 — 143 Blake Adams 71-72 — 143 Trevor Immelman 71-72 — 143 Graeme McDowell 68-76 — 144 Phil Mickelson 73-71 — 144 Peter Hanson 69-75 — 144 Tim Clark 71-73 — 144 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 67-78 — 145 Francesco Molinari 70-75 — 145 Zach Johnson 72-73 — 145 Marcel Siem 72-73 — 145 Pat Perez 69-76 — 145 Martin Laird 71-74 — 145 Ben Curtis 69-76 — 145 John Daly 68-77 — 145 Keegan Bradley 68-77 — 145 Scott Piercy 68-78 — 146 Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-77 — 146 Fredrik Jacobson 71-75 — 146 K.T. Kim 69-77 — 146 K.J. Choi 69-77 — 146 Padraig Harrington 70-76 — 146 Bo Van Pelt 73-73 — 146 Marc Leishman 74-72 — 146 Greg Chalmers 70-76 — 146 Gary Woodland 67-79 — 146


EDMONTON — Frank Van Dornick of Camrose fired a second consecutive 68 en route to capturing the Alberta senior men’s golf championship on Friday at the Edmonton Country Club. Van Dornick led from wire to wire in the 54-hole event and finished with a total of 10-under 203. Frank Mackenzie of Edmonton checked in with a 67 on Friday and finished second with a 209 total, while Jeffrey Gauf of Edmonton shot a 72 and was third at 212. Pete Duncan of Red Deer, who sat second after the first round, shot a 76 on Friday and finished tied for 10 with a three-round sum of 217. Merv Dusyk of Red Deer came in with a final-round 74 and was tied for 17th at 222, while Ponoka’s Aro Dudley fired a 75 and tied for 21st at 223. Other Central Alberta results (final round scores and overall placings, totals): Ken Evanecz, Red Deer, 76, tied for 24th at 224; Keith Newton, Olds, 75, tied for 28th at 226; Les Swelin, Sundre, 78, tied for 32nd at 227; Ron Hilz, Pheasantback, 74, tied for 35th at 228; Scott Robertson, Pine Hills, 76, tied for 37th at 229; Jim Hargreaves, Lacombe, 79, tied for 41st at 230; Dave Raabis, Pine Hills, 77, tied for 86th at 242; Tim Gyori, Red Deer, 82, tied for 91st at 243; Wayne Kriz, Red Deer, 91, tied for 123rd at 263; George Wallace, Red Deer, 91, tied for 123rd at 263.

Ryo Ishikawa Geoff Ogilvy Alex Noren Charl Schwartzel George McNeill Ernie Els David Lynn Y.E. Yang John Senden Robert Garrigus Cameron Tringale Steve Stricker Justin Rose Rich Beem Jimmy Walker Bubba Watson Retief Goosen Paul Lawrie Matt Every Toru Taniguchi Bill Haas Brendon de Jonge J.J. Henry Marcus Fraser Thorbjorn Olesen Ken Duke Thomas Bjorn Darren Clarke Jim Furyk Louis Oosthuizen Seung-yul Noh Sang Moon Bae Luke Donald Chez Reavie David Toms Dustin Johnson Jason Dufner John Huh

aires were 4-3 winners over Weyburn earlier in the day. In Friday’s other games, Team Alberta (3-0) crushed Moose Jaw 13-1 and doubled Weyburn (0-3) 6-3. The score from the 6 p.m. game at Red Deer’s Great Chief Park versus 1-0 Carillon and 1-1 Moose Jaw was unavailable. In today’s other games, St. Boniface will take

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TORONTO — Ricky Romero doesn’t have much to show for his improved pitching. Despite allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over seven innings on Friday, Romero lost his eighth consecutive decision as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-4. “I felt great,” Romero (89) said. “Felt like I finished strong. I got back to the delivery I’ve been looking for.” Yankees right-hander Freddy Garcia (6-5) allowed two runs over six innings and Ichiro Suzuki, starting in centre field for the first time since 2008, drove in five runs. “It had been a while so I was a little nervous but there were no tough balls at me today,” Ichiro said. “Everything went well.” Ichiro, who was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on July 23, has been a right fielder for most of his career but also has played left since joining the Yankees. He was back in right in the eighth inning after Granderson checked into the game to play center. Garcia held the Blue Jays to five hits and no walks while striking out four on only 78 pitches. His pitching and Ichiro’s hitting helped the Yankees (66-46) improve their win streak to three while the Blue Jays (53-59) have lost four in a row. “It sucks that we lost,” Romero said. “It’s not easy what we’re going through right now, I hate losing and I know the guys in this clubhouse do too.” “I thought Ricky got better as the night went along,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. “It seemed the rhythm of his fastball was much better, threw some good curveballs to mix in as well as well as a cutter.” Kelly Johnson drove in two runs for the Blue Jays with a homer and a double. Mark Teixeira hit his 22nd homer of the season on the first pitch of the eighth inning to start a three-run inning by the Yankees that extended their lead to 6-2. They added four runs in the ninth against the injury-depleted Blue Jays who came up with a run in the ninth. “It’s weird, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Romero said of the Blue Jays’ injury list. “I’ve never seen so many players go in and out of this clubhouse. We’ve battled with what we have and we’re not going to give up.”

on Team Alberta at 9 a.m. at Great Chief Park and Moose Jaw at 3 p.m. at Innisfail, Weyburn will face Steinbach at noon at Innisfail and the Sultans will meet Team Alberta at 6 p.m. at Great Chief. Steinbach and St. Boniface will hook up in the final round-robin contest at 10 a.m. Sunday at Innisfail.

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MERCHANTS: Must win two games today The Merchants take on the Moose Jaw Eagles at 9 a.m. today and face the Weyburn Beavers in their final round-robin game at 6 p.m. They must win both to have any chance of reaching Sunday’s 2 p.m. final between the first- and second-place teams. “We need to pile on some runs the rest of the way. We’ll try to score some runs early tomorrow morning,” said Whitehead. Cruthers pitched a gem, giving up just three hits while fanning four batters, walking one and hitting one in a complete-game performance. One of the St. Boniface hits was a lead-off double by Brenden Shearer in the seventh and final inning, but Cruthers followed by getting Daniel Worb on a ground-out and Brett Harrison on an outfield fly, and striking out Josiah Churchill to end the game. “That was a must win for us, for sure,” said Merchants coach Jay Steeves, whose team managed only three hits — including singles by Riley Elliott and Tristan Cunningham — off Legionaires pitcher Bryan Evans, who recorded five strikeouts, walked one batter and hit two. “We’ve had solid pitching and great defence so far, but we had to manufacture some stuff here tonight. We shook up the lineup a bit and created a few things with the hit-and-run and bunting,” Steeves continued. “Whatever it takes right now . . . we’re trying to put that ball in play and we were able to crack that goose egg and get some confidence.” In the morning game, Jamie Whitehead started for Innisfail and was tagged with the loss. Alex Roth came in on relief in the fifth inning and Matt Whitehead worked the final frame. St. Boniface fell to 1-1 with the loss. The Legion-

ATHLETICS Men’s 4x100 relay — Canada (Gavin Smellie, Brampton, Ont.; Oluseyi Smith, Ottawa; Jared Connaughton, New Haven, P.E.I.; and Justyn Warner, Markham, Ont.) were second in their heat and posted the third-fastest time in qualifying (38.05 seconds) to earn a berth in Saturday’s final. CANOE-KAYAK Kayak Men’s singles 200 — Mark de Jonge, Dartmouth, N.S., won his opening heat (35.396 seconds) and posted the fastest time in the semifinals (35.595) to earn a berth in Saturday’s medals race. Men’s doubles 200 — Ryan Cochrane, Windsor, N.S., and Hugues Fournel, Lachine, Que., have qualified for Saturday’s final after placing seventh overall in the semis (33.500). Women’s singles 200 — Emilie Fournel, Lachine, Que., failed to advance after placing fifth in her qualifier (43.117) and seventh (43.036, 21st overall) in the semifinal round. Canoe Men’s singles 200 — Jason McCoombs, Dartmouth, N.S., was fourth in both his qualifying (41.742) and semifinal heats (42.255), and will race in the B-final. DIVING Men’s 10-metre platform — Riley McCormick, Victoria, earned a berth in the semifinals by placing 11th overall in the preliminary round (452.75 points); Eric Sehn, Edmonton, failed to advance (363.90). GYMNASTICS (RHYTHMIC) Team — Canada (Katrina Cameron, Mississauga, Ont.; Rose Cossar, Anastasiya Muntyanu and Anjelika Reznik, all Toronto; Alexandra Landry, Ajax, Ont.; and Kelsey Titmarsh, Thornhill, Ont.) failed to qualify for the final after posting a score of 48.085 through two qualifying rotations. SWIMMING Men’s 10-kilometre marathon — Richard Weinberger, Surrey, B.C., won the bronze medal in one hour, 50 minutes, 0.3 seconds. SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING Team — Canada (Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon, Riviere-du-Loup, Que.; Jo-Annie Fortin, Montreal; Chloe Isaac, Brossard, Que.; Stephanie Leclair, Gatineau, Que.; Tracy Little, Pointe-Claire, Que.; Elise Marcotte, Quebec City; Karine Thomas, Gatineau, Que.; Valerie Welsh, Saint-Nicolas, Que.; and Stephanie Durocher, Repentigny, Que.), finished fourth overall following the free routine with a total score of 189.630. TAEKWONDO Men’s 800-kilogram class — Sebastien Michaud, Quebec City, was eliminated after losing in the opening round to Arman Yeremyan of Armenia, 8-4. Women’s 67-kg — Karine Sergerie of SainteCatherine, Que., won her first match 1-0 over Farida Azizova, Azerbaijan, but failed to advance after losing in the quarter-finals to Franka Anic of Slovenia, 10-5. WRESTLING Men’s Freestyle (74 kilograms) — Matthew Gentry, Burnaby, B.C., won his round-of-16 match over Narsingh Pancham Yadav, India (3-0, 1-1); lost in the quarter-finals to Jordan Burroughs, U.S. (2-1, 1-1); defeated Francisco Soler Tanco of Puerto Rico (4-0, 5-0) in the repechage; but was beaten by Denis Tsargush, Russia (1-0, 2-0) in a bronzemedal match. Men’s Freestyle (55 kg) — David Tremblay, Montreal, was eliminated when he lost in the roundof-16 on points to Ahmet Peker, Turkey (1-0, 1-1).

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U.S. surges in race for Olympic gold BREAKS RECORD IN WOMEN’S 4X100 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The United States continued its surge up the Olympic medal rankings Friday with a record-breaking victory in the women’s 4x100-metre relay. The crowd cheered wildly as Carmelita Jeter crossed the line as the clock marked 40.82 seconds — well below East Germany’s 41.37 record from 1985. Teammates Tianna Madison, 200-metre champion Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight gave the U.S. a big lead heading into the anchor leg by 100 silver medallist Jeter. “I was already pointing at the clock, saying ‘there it is!”’ Jeter said after the race. “There was a cloud hanging over us with people saying ‘they cannot do this, they are going to drop the stick,’ but we did it.” Heading into the final weekend of the London Games, the U.S. tops both the gold and overall medals races after trailing the Chinese for most of it. It was yet another remarkable night in the main Olympic stadium as double amputee Oscar Pistorius of South Africa ran his last race of these Olympics in the men’s 4x400-metre final. The U.S. just missed that gold, however, which went to the Bahamas. Pistorius — the first amputee runner in track and field to compete at the Olympics — received the South African baton in last place and was last crossing the line. The man known as “Blade Runner” because of his prosthetic carbon fibre blades came close to not running at all Friday after a Kenyan runner on Thursday knocked over South Africa’s Ofentse Mogawane on the final bend in the second leg of the race. But the judges later ruled that the Kenyan runner had cut across Mogawane, causing the collision, and advanced the South African team to the final anyway. In other track finals, an Olympic record was set as France’s Renaud Lavillenie won the pole vault gold medal with a games mark of 5.97 metres. In the women’s 5,000 metres, Meseret Defar beat fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba to win the gold. Defar, the 2004 Olympic champion, overtook Dibaba in the final stretch and took the gold medal in 15 minutes, 4.25 seconds. Later, Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey also crossed the line ahead of her teammate Gamze Bulut to win the gold medal in women’s 1,500-meters. European champion Alptekin, who served a two-year suspension for doping after the 2004 world junior championships, won the gold medal in four minutes 10.23 seconds. Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko earned a gold in women’s hammer throw. Away from the track, the Netherlands had a 2-0 win over world champion Argentina to hold on to their women’s Olympic field hockey title. In the bronze medal match, Britain won its first women’s field hockey medal in 20 years with a 3-1 victory over New Zealand. Earlier Friday, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page of Australia held off their British rivals to win the men’s 470 class, the country’s third on the English Channel at Weymouth, ensuring that the Aus-

tralians will finish with more sailing golds than Britain. “I suppose I am an old man now,” the 40-yearold Page said. “I have been campaigning in 470s for 15 years. “To go out like this is incredible.” Sailing is just about the only place where Australia is excelling, particularly over the host country. After surprisingly winning just one gold medal in the swimming pool — in a women’s relay — the games were an early disappointment for a team hoping to finish in the top five in the gold medal race. They won’t achieve that, but gold medals to 100-metre hurdler Sally Pearson and cyclist Anna Meares, along with the triple gold performance from its sailors in the past five days have taken some of the sting out of what has been an under-par games for Australia. Most depressingly for Australia, its seven gold medals overall have been dwarfed by the 25 — and counting — won by their traditional and often bitter sporting rivals from Britain. In a later race at Weymouth, Australia’s trans-Tasman neighbour New Zealand won gold in the women’s 470 class. Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie clinched the Kiwis’ second sailing medal and fourth overall. Maris Strombergs of Latvia won his second straight Olympic gold medal in BMX, taking the lead out of the starting gate and never relinquishing it. Strombergs won the inaugural competition at the Beijing Games, but has struggled with injuries the past of couple years. Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala made it a good afternoon for Colombia with his bronze. His teammate Mariana Pajon — the flag bearer for Colombia in the opening ceremony — won gold in the women’s race earlier in the day. Squel Stein of Brazil crashed heavily during the semifinals of the race and was carried off the course on a stretcher. At a murky Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park, Ous Mellouli showed his versatility in the water, winning the 10-kilometre open water race less than a week after taking bronze in the 1,500 in the Aquatic Centre pool, the first swimmer to achieve that feat at the same Olympics. It was the second gold of Mellouli’s Olympic career, having won the 1,500 at the 2008 Beijing Games. He overcame shoulder and elbow injuries before the games, plus a virus two days ago. Now, he’s considering retirement. “Only those close to me know how much I struggled to get here today,” Mellouli said. “I don’t think there’s a better way to go out than this. I can just leave it all behind and have no regrets.” Russia won the synchronized swimming team final, giving the country its fourth consecutive gold medal in the event. China and Spain took the other podium spots, leaving Japan without a medal in synchro swimming for the first time since the sport was added to the Olympics in 1984.



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Morrell ties for ninth STRATHMORE — Ryan Morrell of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club tied for ninth in the 36-hole Alberta bantam golf championship Thursday. Morrell finished at 80-78—158, eighth strokes back of Brendan Brown of Silverwing Links of Calgary, who had rounds of 77-73. Lachlan Spriddle of Henderson Lake of Lethbridge and Noah Lubberding of Edmonton’s Mayfair Golf and Country Club tied for second at 152.

Hughes repeats as Amateur champ CUMBERLAND, Ont. — Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., captured his second straight Canadian Amateur Golf Championship, shooting an even-par 72 in

Codd finishes second

OHL penalizes Spitfires for violating policies BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Windsor Spitfires are facing a $400,000 fine, the steepest in Ontario Hockey League history, over allegations they violated player benefit and recruitment rules. OHL commissioner David Branch, who also took away five future draft picks from the Spitfires on Friday, wouldn’t provide specifics on the alleged violations. He said two separate investigations were conducted and he felt there was enough evidence to impose sanctions. “It’s a very serious matter,” Branch said in an interview. “It’s a dark day for our league in many respects but hopefully when all is said and done it can be turned into a positive where people recognize and are comforted by the fact that every effort is being made and taken to ensure everyone complies with

the rules and regulations of the league.” Warren Rychel, the Spitfires vice-president and general manager, did not immediately return a telephone message Friday. But the club did issue a statement denying any wrongdoing. “We are in receipt of the decision by the Ontario Hockey League regarding the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club and completely deny all accusations that have been put forward,” the club said. “It is the team’s position that there is no evidence to support this decision, nor did the league follow due process or its own rules regarding procedural fairness in the making of this decision.” While Branch wouldn’t provide details, he said the evidence from the investigations was compelling. Under terms of the league’s enforcement program, the maximum penalty for an offence is a $250,000 fine and loss of three draft picks. However, in this case more than one violation took place, Branch said.

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FREE DENTAL WORK Dr. Hussein Bapoo and Dr. Vivian Yip of Bower Dental will be undertaking free dental work for 40 patients starting on Monday. Pro Bono Dental 2012 is an event where the dentists see one patient a day, for free, for 20 days. The event is aimed at people who do not have a dental plan, have a tough time working dental care into their budgets or for those who need emergent care for things like cavities or extraction. Those who are interested in the program can pick up an application form at Bower Dental Centre located in Bower Place Shopping Centre. The dentists will review the submissions and use pre-reserved appointments to provide dental treatment. More information can be found at www.

Rain gives rise to more ’skeeters MOSQUITO TRAPS SHOW POPULATION IS NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Frequent rain storms have strengthened Red Deer’s mosquito population this summer. Ken Lehman, parks planning and ecological specialist with the City of Red Deer, said that meant regular pesticide treatment in established targeted areas and a few new spots. “We haven’t treated a ton, but we have treated some of the bigger rainfall events that we’ve had,” Lehman explained on Friday. Commonly used by municipalities to control mosquito populations, the nontoxic, mi-

crobial product is applied to the surface of the water. Chemical fogging of greenery, which was done at Gallagher Park in Edmonton on Friday to prepare for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, is something Red Deer doesn’t do. Lehman said unfortunately there can be pressure to fog when big numbers of people are involved in an event. “We don’t fog at all in Red Deer. “It’s a nasty chemical for one, and it zaps just about everything on the landscape. It will take out dragonflies and everything else that is beneficial,” Lehman said. On Thursday, he checked out a wet pocket that was established only a couple of weeks ago where he saw how efficiently

Mother Nature was taking care of mosquitoes. “There was a ton of predaceous diving beetles that were feeding on them. I actually sat there for 10 minutes and watched the beetles just munch away on mosquito larvae.” Red Deer has also had a good dragonfly year so they have been feasting on mosquitoes, he said. Mosquito traps in Red Deer show the population is normal for this time of year, he said. “I would think we’ve come through the bulk of the mosquito season. It should start drying off as we head into fall,” Lehman said.

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DANCE MAGIC ANNIVERSARY Join Red Deer’s Dance Magic team as they celebrate their 25th anniversary at the Collicutt Centre on Tuesday. The free community event, open to all ages, is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature dance classes from jazz, lyrical, hip hop to zumba. Organizers suggest people bring their indoor shoes for the celebration. For more information, visit www. reddeerdancemagic. com or www. reddeermusiclessons. com.

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER STAR PARTY Join other stargazers with one of the best meteor showers of the year this evening. Weather permitting, the Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party at Fort Normandeau gets underway at 11 p.m. and runs until about 3 a.m. There will be activities and refreshments provided. Admission is by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. Overnight tenting is an option. For more information, call 346-2010. Then on Sunday join an interpreter from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre for a tour of the summer sky. The Family Planetarium show starts at 1:10 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Admission is $3 per person and $10 per family.

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Not a common sight on Central Alberta farms, a herd of water buffalo have taken up residence on some land west of Rimbey.

Water buffalo bound for B.C. have temporary home at Rimbey BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A small herd of water buffalo is grazing on a pasture east of Rimbey. The 10 females and one male water buffalo are passing time on a dairy farm until they are moved to their permanent home in Surrey, B.C., in the fall. Brad Bennik, 31, formerly of the Rimbey area and now a Surrey resident, purchased the water buffalo in Ontario last month. Bennik needed a place to store them until he secures a permanent home for them in Surrey. Bennik’s father, Sy, owns a dairy farm so he took advantage of some free pasture. In Central Alberta, you will often see bison. But water buffalo are not a common sight.

Bennik said there’s probably one other water buffalo farm in Alberta. “(My dad) has got them separated from the other cows,” said Bennik. “The first one calved over the weekend. We’re going to keep breeding them until we build up the herd. The rest won’t be calving until February or March. This one was a little earlier than the rest.” Bennik manages a dairy farm and his plan is to start his own dairy farm in Surrey. While he does not have any experience with water buffalo, Bennik said he hopes his experience in the dairy business will translate into a successful water buffalo milk business. Bennik said the farming techniques are similar to regular dairy cow farming.


BRIEFS Froster slush sales to help victims of violence Anyone buying a Froster slush next week in Red Deer will help out victims of domestic violence. Mac’s Convenience Stores will donate 25 cents from each Froster sold towards Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Up to $5,000 will be donated during this special event that runs from Monday through Sunday. Mac’s Convenience Stores have launched its Mac’s Gives Back Community Celebration Tour as part of its 50th anniversary. The 12-week tour will run through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. As part of the celebrations, the convenience stores will have special offers, instant prizes and in-store celebrations. For more information about the tour, go online at

Couple recovering after quad mishap A 54-year-old man and his 50-year-old wife are recovering in the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre after their quad rolled east of the Bighorn Dam. Rocky Mountain House RCMP were called to the scene, west of Nordegg, at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday. Const. Richard Turgeon said that the couple from Korea were driving at a slow

“The dairy industry is really hard for a young guy to start out,” said Bennik. “It takes a lot of money to get started to able to produce milk. ... It’s the only way I could get my foot in the door here.” Bennik believes there is a growing market for water buffalo milk and cheese in British Columbia. The cheese is often used to make mozzarella in Italy. The milk is very white and smooth and lower in cholesterol than cow’s milk. There are three relatively new water buffalo farms on Vancouver Island and none on the mainland. He hopes to hook up with the Natural Pastures Cheese Co., which process water buffalo milk.

speed when the quad’s tire became stuck and caused them to roll down an embankment. “One passenger has some minor road rash and another has a scraped up shin and a sore shoulder,” Turgeon said. Clearwater Regional deputy fire chief Patrick Oslund said the couple had to be extracted out of the bush with Nordegg Fire Department’s quad. The rash of quad injuries near Rocky Mountain House is a reminder that people should be taking the proper precautions and wear protective gear, Oslund said. “Looking back even this last six days, the number of quad accidents we have been out on and a lot of them have involved people wearing no helmets. “A lot of the serious injuries we have seen are the result of wearing no helmets.” The couple was transported to Rocky Mountain by ground ambulance and are recovering with minor injuries.

Hearing into attack on child set A hearing date is to be set later this month for a Red Deer man accused of brutally attacking his girlfriend’s son. The 24-year-old man, whose name cannot be released to protect the identity of his victims, is accused of assault and assault with a weapon in relation to injuries inflicted upon a six-year-old boy as well as attacks on the boy’s mother and another of her children. Red Deer City RCMP were called to a city home on June 16 when a neighbour saw a man kicking a small boy. They discovered the six-year-old wearing a diaper and smeared in feces, with burn marks on his arm and damage to the corneas of his eyes. Represented by Red Deer lawyer Lorne

Drivers will face delays and rafters will face diversions due to construction at Red Deer’s Gaetz Avenue bridge southbound over the Red Deer River. During this construction phase that begins on Tuesday and will wrap up on Oct. 15, delays will take place on the bridge. The bridge will see single lane closures, so drivers are being reminded to slow down in those construction zones and obey all signs. Repairs will also be made to one of the bridge piers where crews will be working in the river below the bridge deck. In order to access the pier, the contractor will build an access road in the water from the south shore to the second bridge pier from the north shore. The access road will be designed so the surface of the road is slightly submerged and water flows over it. However, water levels in the river do fluctuate. The City of Red Deer reports the access road will be well marked, but is expected to be a hazard to watercraft. The contractor will place signs to direct rafts to an exit point on the south shore. Rafter will then be able to get out, portage around the work using the south riverside trail and then re-enter the river downstream of the construction site. A channel will help navigate motorized watercraft between the first and second piers from the north shore. The city reports the flow through this channel may be unpredictable and at times much faster than other areas on the river. Boaters should use caution when navigating through the construction zone.

Goddard, the accused remains in custody at Red Deer Remand Centre. He is to return to court on Aug. 16.

Assault case involving baby stayed A charge has been stayed against a woman accused of aggravated assault on a baby. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard entered the stay of proceedings on the aggravated assault charge in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday. As is usual, no reason for the stay was given. Desiree Rochelle Hansen, 29, of Blackfalds was charged in early 2010 after Lacombe emergency service personnel responded to a call involving a male infant. The child was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Jan. 6, 2010. A judge and jury trial had been scheduled to run from Sept. 18 to Oct. 5. Stayed charges can be reactivated by the Crown within a year, although this is rare.

Grow-op case going to trial in 2012 A man charged in connection with one of Central Alberta’s largest grow-op busts will go to trial next June. Daniel Richard Dejong, 33, of the Rocky Mountain House area, will have a two-day trial beginning June 20 on charges of cultivating and possessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Lawyer Will Willms entered not guilty pleas on his behalf in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday. DeJong was charged after RCMP found 959 marijuana plants in various stages of growth on a rural property southwest of Rocky Mountain House on Feb. 8.




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Catholic backlash against same-sex marriage, contraception No one was surprised when the future leader tion,” said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, of the Archdiocese of Glasgow opposed Scotland’s in a sermon during the American bishops’ Fortnight plans to legalize same-sex marriage. For Freedom campaign. But Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia raised “The church seeks to affirm the dignity of those eyebrows with his prediction of dire conwe serve not because they are Catholic sequences if he kept defending Catholic but because we are Catholic. The faith teachings on marriage and sex after the we profess, including its moral teachings, legislation went into effect. impels us to reach out — just as Jesus did “I could see myself going to jail possi— to those in need.” bly at some point over the next 15 years, if Meanwhile, American bishops and othGod spares me, if I speak out,” the 61-yearer religious leaders will need to weigh old bishop told STV News. their options, seeking ways to follow their The key, Tartaglia said later, is that the convictions to as high a degree as posgovernment could start punishing believsible under the HHS regulations. ers who try to publicly defend, or even folThat was the subject addressed in the low, ancient doctrines that clash with the conservative Catholic journal Voices by new state-mandated doctrines. Julianne Loesch Wiley, a veteran activist “I am deeply concerned that today, dewho has worked with a variety of causes, TERRY fending the traditional meaning of marincluding the United Farm Workers, the riage is almost considered ‘hate speech’ MATTINGLY Pax (Peace) Centre and “Prolifers for Surand branded intolerant,” he told the Cathvival,” which opposed abortion and the olic News Agency. nuclear arms race. These sobering opTraditionalists in America face similar tions include: discussions on another issue, depending ● Obey the mandate, while continuing on what happens in courts. to fight it. Wiley quipped: “I doubt that the AmeriAug. 1 was the start date for the Health and Hu- can Cancer Society would pay to subsidize monthly man Services mandate requiring most religious in- cartons of Marlboros for their employees, EVEN UNstitutions to offer health-insurance plans that cover DER PROTEST.” sterilizations and all FDA-approved forms of con● Stop offering insurance and pay the resulting traception, including the so-called “morning-after fines. This would require many ministries to be pills.” Some religious institutions qualify for a one- scaled back or eliminated, while giving the governyear grace period before they must follow the policy ment church funds to provide the very services Caor pay steep fines. tholicism considers immoral. This is another name The key is that the HHS mandate recognizes the for “collaboration and submission.” conscience rights of an employer only if it’s a non● Avoid the conflict by shutting down, selling off profit that has the “inculcation of religious values as or secularizing church-related hospitals, schools and its purpose,” primarily employs “persons who share charities that the government does not consider “reits religious tenets” and primarily “serves persons ligious employers” and, thus, worthy of conscience who share its religious tenets.” exemptions. This amounts to “preemptive surrenCritics say this means the White House is protect- der,” noted Wiley, and gives the state “effective ing mere “freedom of worship,” not the “free exer- control of all human services, caring professions and cise of religion” found in the First Amendment. charities.” “Consider Blessed Mother Teresa and the Mis● Refuse to cooperate, refuse to pay government sionaries of Charity reaching out to the poorest of fines and await “overt, forcible political repression.” the poor without regard for their religious affilia- In other words, prepare for some religious leaders


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and their supporters to go to prison. Wiley argued that this is the only “tactically sound,” “logically sound” and “morally sound” response. If this means jail, then that is a consequence believers in other eras have willing accepted, she concluded. “Rejoice and be glad. Historically, prison has always been an excellent pulpit and a school of saints.” It’s hard to imagine an American standoff reaching that stage, said Wiley, via email, when asked to look ahead. If deprived of protection by U.S. courts, it’s likely some Catholic institutions will compromise and, thus, will cut church ties. Others will lose their state licenses to operate or will be “broken on the wheel” of financial penalties and further strict regulations. But no matter what happens, history teaches that something “faithfully Catholic” will survive. “The smallest living thing,” she said, “is more powerful than the most powerful dying thing.” Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Contact him at or www.

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Too much jibbering and jargon, not enough action in latest Bourne chapter Photo by Advocate news services

The Bourne Legacy Two stars (out of four) Rated: 14A

technical), he’s a brainy killing machine. Stop taking them, and he’s just another dull drone working for the weekend. His supply is running low, so Cross Wonder of wonders, identity isn’t the conscripts (make that kidnaps) viral sciissue in The Bourne Legacy, even with Jerentist Dr. Marta Shearing (Weisz) to help emy Renner replacing Matt Damon as the him cook up a new batch — or maybe forgetful spy guy. even find a way for him to “viral out” Renner is rugged and restless, fightfrom the addiction. ing personal demons as well as ones Shades of Charly, The Manchurian Canemployed by Uncle Sam. Rachel Weisz didate and even Blade Runner, but what a makes a terrific new sidekick, as a scienletdown conceptually. tist turned accidental action woman. And Instead of being a well-intended paEdward Norton gives good weasel as a triot with unexpected abilities, as oldruthless CIA boss out to rub out the entire school spook Jason Bourne was (he’s zombie assassin gang. described as “first gen and non-meds”), The new faces are fine; it’s the old hand Renner’s Cross is little more than the PETER that’s the problem in this feeble fourth world’s most dangerous junkie. HOWELL Bourne chapter. Series screenwriter Tony And he badly needs a fix. Cross and Gilroy supplants Paul Greengrass as direcShearing must get to the top-secret govtor, and the loss of momentum is palpable. ernment lab that makes his stash, and Gilroy’s a fine writer — he also penned that could be almost anywhere in the Michael Clayton — but without the disciworld that the film plods — from Alaska to the Philpline of an action veteran like Greengrass to rein ippines, with many stops in the U.S. and U.K. along him in, he indulges his weakness to over-explain the way. They should have called the film The Bourne things. Laboratory. Gilroy and his co-writing brother Dan are too Out to stop them, along with other “black ops” much into jabbering and jargon and not enough into government hitmen (Bourne wasn’t the only one, as action. the ads scream), is Norton’s CIA manager Eric Byer, Most of the first two-thirds of this overlong film who comes by his brutal renewal philosophy by way is caught up in a weird chemical subplot: Renner’s of Heart of Darkness or maybe Harry Potter. Aaron Cross, a renegade from the black ops TreadByer calls his black ops stooges “sin eaters” bestone spin-off Operation Outcome, needs designer cause they do dirty deeds that don’t come dirt cheap: drugs to do his antihero stuff. “We are morally indefensible and absolutely necesIf he takes the blue and green pills, which act like sary.” But lately many of them have become sloppy, Red Bull times a thousand (stop me if this gets too embarrassing and decidedly less than necessary,


hence the pink slips to be issued by machine guns and cover-ups. “Show, don’t tell” is the mantra of any good action filmmaker, or should be, but Gilroy doesn’t get it. If you haven’t looked at your watch by the time Weisz launches into her long mid-film description of how the drugs work, you surely will then. The sole tedium breaker is a scene where Cross, doing the Iron John thing in the Alaskan wilderness, outwits a lethal drone missile with the help of a hapless wolf, apparently a relation of Wile E. Coyote. Jason Bourne appears only in photos and conversations, as the plot clumsily links to The Bourne Ultimatum, the third film in the series. A bigger boo-boo is the host of talent — Albert Finney, Scott Glenn, David Strathairn, Joan Allen — who zip across the screen with unseemly haste. This isn’t the kind of action I’m talking about, Tony. The picture is almost saved by the third act, when a motorcycle chase in the crowded streets of Manila almost makes it seem that another director is at the helm. The late introduction of a new villain called Larx — who should be known as Lurch — isn’t actually smooth, but it is fun to watch. This kind of propulsion is the legacy the Bourne franchise needs to follow, if the sequels and spinoffs are going to continue, as the story strongly hints they will. But if talking and explaining is the primary objective, you’d be better off just staying home and reading a book. And may I suggest one by Robert Ludlum, the late author of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum? They’re quite thrilling, you know. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

Wreckateer a fun bargain; London 2012 takes bronze Wreckateer Platform: Xbox Live Arcade Genre: Puzzle Publisher: Microsoft ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Grade: 2.5 stars (out of five)

London 2012 Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Genre: Sports Publisher: SEGA ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Grade: 2.5 stars

Kids play with blocks, constructing forts or towers. But often the Olympic-themed games haven’t real joy commences when they succeeded, even when Nintendo smash them to the ground, only to and SEGA paired up to bring Mario rebuild and topple their and Sonic to Beijing creations once again. back in 2008. But it looks This “it is built, like SEGA is getting therefore it must be torn closer to realizing the down” notion fuels the potential of bringing the action in Wreckateer. Olympic experience to Pesky goblins have inyour console. vaded castles and towers The old way of makthroughout the land, and ing multisport games why run them out of town like this consisted of when you can raze every mashing buttons to move structure instead? This down a track, a swimgame finds its beauty in ming pool or some other its simplicity. apparatus. CHRIS The game uses the KiNow, with the Kinect CAMPBELL nect and succeeds using and Move making inuncomplicated motion roads into how sports controls. games are played, the Just pull back on your gameplay becomes more catapult and launch your projectile active and less sedentary. toward the mark. London 2012 wisely celebrates Thankfully it’s not as droll as it the Olympics by not limiting playsounds. ers to track and field events (though The game provides you with vari- easy favorites basketball and soccer ous shot types that allow you to draare missing). Just scan the list and matically alter the kind of damage you’ll find games — such as table you inflict. tennis, archery and shooting — A flick of the wrist (or using your that have historically fared well in arms like wings) can alter the shot’s sports compilation titles. trajectory or increase its destrucThe single-player campaign distion if you can deftly guide it over a appoints, though. You attempt to power-up. win as many medals as possible for The resulting impact is a tad the nation of your choice through goofy and arcade-y with flashing rather short mini-games. The replay scores overlaying the crumbling value suffers because once you’ve structures, but it’s all in good fun. played through many of these You can play locally against a games you’ll rarely want to revisit friend and duke it out to see who them again (I’m looking at you, can ruin these goblins’ day more. aquatic sports). Wreckateer will neither exceed your Amazingly, the most fun way to expectations nor disappoint you. play this game is its least adverAt only 800 points on Xbox Live tised. Arcade (XBLA) the game is a good Playing online allows you to bargain for what you get, something choose a nation and compete both adults and younger gamers can against others for Olympic dominaequally enjoy. tion.


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Just pull back on your catapult and launch your projectile toward the mark. Thankfully Wreckateer is not as droll as it sounds; the game provides you with various shot types that allow you to dramatically alter the kind of damage you inflict.

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Caller in Randy Travis arrest: ‘I want to say he had no shirt on’ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — Country singer Randy Travis was lying in the middle of the road with no car in sight when another driver spotted him and called 911, according to a recording released Thursday. “I just found a guy laying in the road,” the caller said in a recording released by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office. He added later, “I want to say he had no shirt on, but I don’t know.” Officials said Travis was naked and threatened to kill state troopers when he was arrested late Tuesday night. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and retaliation or obstruction, and released Wednesday on $21,500 bond from the jail in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas. A mug shot showed a battered-looking Travis in a T-shirt, with a black eye and dried blood on his face. He later walked barefoot out of the county jail wearing scrubs and a University of Texas ball cap. The 911 caller did not identify Travis by name and said he at first thought the body belonged to a deer. “I’m spooked out,” he said. “I don’t see a vehicle, there’s a couple of cones scattered.” A representative for Travis said there would be no comment Thursday. It was the second Texas arrest involving alcohol this year for the Grammy-winning singer, who was cited in February for public intoxication. The sheriff’s office in Grayson County, located in far North Texas along the border with Oklahoma, received the 911 call at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday from west of Tioga, where the entertainer

lives. Texas troopers responding to the scene said a Pontiac Trans Am registered to the 53-year-old Travis had been driven off the road and struck several barricades in a construction road. Travis was not wearing clothes and made threats against the Texas troopers, said Tom Vinger, a Department of Public Safety spokesman. He said the singer refused sobriety tests, so a blood specimen was taken. “Travis had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. “While Travis was being transported, Travis made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case.” Asked how Travis suffered his facial injuries, Vinger told the AP “I know the vehicle suffered significant damage to the front end during the wreck.” District Attorney Joe Brown said the felony retaliation or obstruction charge could be referred to a grand jury within a month or six weeks, while the DWI case could be filed as soon as prosecutors decide whether to proceed. The felony count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/ or a fine of up to $10,000. It’s been a rocky couple of years for Travis, a North Carolina native best known for hit songs like Is It Still Over? and On the Other Hand. He divorced Elizabeth Travis in 2010 after 19 years, but retained her services as his manager, a role she held for more than three decades. Earlier this year, though, Elizabeth Travis filed a lawsuit claiming that Randy Travis made it impossible for her to do her job and terminated her management contract without proper




Rick Springfield pleads no contest to lesser charge in DUI case LOS ANGELES — Rick Springfield has pleaded no contest to reckless driving and will serve probation to end a drunken driving case filed after his arrest last year. The rocker’s attorney Philip Cohen entered the plea to a misdemeanour charge of reckless driving “with driving under the influence conditions” Thursday in Malibu. The singer initially faced drunken driving charges, but the revised charge doesn’t include any allegation of alcohol impairment. The “Jessie’s Girl” singer was arrested in May 2011 after deputies spotted him speeding in his 1963 Corvette on Pacific Coast Highway. District attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison says Springfield will be on informal probation for three years and is required to attend a three-month alcohol education program. Springfield didn’t attend Thursday’s court hearing.

Eminem thanks fans for help in dark times at N.Y. concert NEW YORK — Eminem, who battled an addiction to prescription drugs, thanked his fans at a New York concert for helping him get through dark times. The 39-year-old told hundreds Thursday night that he “wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without y’all” before he performed the Grammy-winning song Not Afraid. He said the performance was “dedicated to anybody tonight who’s been through personal struggles.” Eminem’s addiction and climb to sobriety is detailed in his 2010 album Recovery. It was that year’s bestselling album. At the Hammerstein Ballroom the rapper performed more than a dozen songs at an event for the


Randy Travis, front, exits the Grayson County jail Wednesday in Sherman, Tex., after being arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated and retaliation. notice. Randy Travis countersued in May, accusing his ex-wife of divulging confidential information about him to damage his reputation and career. Initially turned down by Music Row, Travis found success in the mid-1980s and became a pivotal and important

watch brand G-Shock, including the hits Lose Yourself, Love the Way You Lie and The Real Slim Shady. Hip-hop foursome Slaughterhouse opened for the Detroit-born rapper.

Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka, dead at 83 NEW YORK — Mel Stuart’s family says the awardwinning documentary filmmaker who also directed Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory has died. His daughter, Madeline Stuart, said he died Thursday night of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. During the 1960s and 1970s, Stuart and David L. Wolper established a base of West Coast documentary production at a time when New York filmmakers and TV network news dominated the field. Stuart’s dozens of documentary films include three editions of The Making of the President and, for PBS’ American Masters, portraits of the artist Man Ray and the director Billy Wilder. Stuart’s groundbreaking film Wattstax focused on the 1972 music festival and Los Angeles’ largely black Watts community in the wake of the 1965 riots. In 2005, PBS aired The Hobart Shakespeareans, Stuart’s profile of a teacher in inner-city Los Angeles whose fifth-grade class each year performed a play by William Shakespeare. Stuart made Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a children’s classic starring Gene Wilder, in 1971. His other features include the 1969 comedy, If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.

Publicist for Hollywood greats dead at 78

figure in country music. Initially considered too country, his deep-voice traditional style inspired millions to buy his albums and artists like Alan Jackson to follow his lead. He’s charted 16 No. 1 country singles and remains an influence for many in Nashville.

widely publicized, ultimately fatal bout with AIDS in 1985. Olson is also credited with helping to launch the Rocky, Rambo, Superman and Halloween film franchises. He led numerous winning Oscar campaigns and was active in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Actors Fund. Other Hollywood greats represented by Olson included Steve McQueen, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis and more.

Split-up rockers Alexisonfire announce farewell tour TORONTO — A year after a rocky breakup, Alexisonfire has announced plans for a farewell tour. The Juno Award-winning post-hardcore rockers from St. Catharines, Ont., will launch the reunion trek at London’s 02 Academy on Dec. 3, according to a graphic posted to the group’s official website. From there, the group will play two shows in Australia before hitting Canada for gigs in Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal. The tour will wrap with a pair of dates at Toronto’s Sound Academy on Dec. 26 and 27. The quintet announced their split last August in a blog post, in which singer George Pettit said the breakup was necessary but “not really” amicable. He added that fellow singer Dallas Green had informed the rest of the group that he wanted to focus on his Juno-winning City and Colour solo project, and the band decided to dissolve soon afterward. A rep for Alexisonfire confirmed recently that the band’s full lineup was expected to take part in the reunion.


BURBANK, Calif. — Veteran Hollywood publicist Dale Olson, who represented such Hollywood legends as Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock, and such current A-listers as Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacClaine and Steven Spielberg, is dead at age 78. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Olson died early Thursday at a Burbank hospital after a long battle with cancer. Despite his struggle, Olson continued working until recently. Perhaps Olson’s most notable role was as the spokesman for Rock Hudson during the actor’s

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1986, Newfoundland — Two lifeboats with 155 Tamils from Sri Lanka found drifting off the coast of Newfoundland; rescued by fishermen, the group first claims they were refugees from India, but later admitted paying a West German ship captain to transport them to Canada illegally; allowed to stay for a year, then deported.


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ish Empire Games, newly renamed the Commonwealth Games; to Aug. 11; with track and field, badminton, boxing, cycling and gymnastics events; Canada will win 109 medals (45 gold, 31 silver, 33 bronze); games first held in Hamilton, Ont., in 1930. 1883, Calgary — Crowd cheers as first CPR construction train puffs into the settlement of Calgary, a tent city whose only permanent structures are the barracks of NWMP Fort Calgary and the stores of the Hudson’s Bay and the I.G. Baker trading companies.






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BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR If movie rental stores are dead, Tim Hillman missed the obituary. The owner of Video View, Red Deer’s only remaining movie rental shop, is preparing to expand his business to a second location. Operating at No. 4, 6842 50th Ave. for nearly two years, Hillman now plans to rent movies and games at 3121 49th Ave., beginning in September. Those premises were used by Video Headquarters until two years ago, when its parent Movie Gallery Canada closed all of its outlets. Since then, Blockbuster Canada and Rogers Video have also exited the market. Hillman isn’t prepared to declare defeat to online rental technology. “There are some people that still prefer

to go to a video store and rent a movie — to pick it off the shelf and have the physical medium in their hands.” Many also want to play Blu-ray and 3D movies on their home entertainment systems, he added, and Video View offers a broader range of titles than pay-per-view services. Hillman said his north Red Deer store has done well, with business growing following the closure of his local competitors. “When Blockbuster and Rogers shut down, we saw more of a younger crowd,” he said, noting that it’s not just older people who rely on his store. “It’s pretty much every age group out there.” Some have commented that Video View is too far from the city’s south end. “I think there’s a lot of business there that we’re not getting.” That should change when Hillman opens

his second outlet. It will offer DVD, Blu-ray and 3D movies, as well as all formats of games. Hillman’s family helped pioneer the local movie rental business. His parents, Gordon and Joanne, bought a Video View store in Red Deer in the early 1980s and grew it into a 23-outlet chain. They sold out in 1996, but Hillman and his siblings started a new video rental business called Video Headquarters. It expanded into a network of dozens of stores across Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, before Movie Gallery bought it in 2005. Hillman doesn’t know if his current venture will grow beyond two locations. “I’m not ruling it out,” he said, adding that his hands are full for now. “Getting a second one on the south end of Red Deer was our top priority.”



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Ford outlook raised DETROIT — The Standard & Poor’s ratings agency has raised its outlook on Ford Motor Co. from “Stable” to “Positive,” but it stopped short of increasing the company’s credit rating to investment grade status. Ford, however, already has been restored to investment grade with banks because two other ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service, have moved the company up from junk status. S&P said in a statement Friday that it would keep Ford at a BB-plus credit rating, one notch shy of the BBB-minus needed for investment grade. But S&P said that Ford’s North American performance supports good cash flow and profits, and it believes the company will restructure its European operations so they return to profitability.

RIM stock up over 5% TORONTO — Stock in Research in Motion (TSX;RIM) was up five per cent following a report that IBM is interested in some of the company’s assets. According to the Bloomberg news agency, the U.S. technology giant made an informal approach about the possibility of acquiring RIM’s enterprise division, which operates a network of secure servers used to support its BlackBerry devices. However, the report indicated nothing had come of the approach and that no talks between the two companies were underway. When asked about the story, RIM said it does not comment on rumours and speculation. Meanwhile, the Waterloo, Ont.,-based company received good news on the legal front Wednesday when a U.S. judge overturned a $147.2-million patent infringement verdict in favour of Mformation Technoligies Inc The case involved software for managing mobile devices. On the TSE, RIM shares were up 38 cents at $8.10.


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Work continues in Clearview Market Square, including on buildings for Loblaw Companies Ltd. that will consist of a grocery store, gas bar and liquor store. Also under construction is a Shoppers Drug Mart, a Canadian Brew House and three multi-tenant buildings. Servus Credit Union, Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust and CIBC are already operating at the Melcor Developments Ltd. property, which is located west of 30th Avenue and south of 67th Street.

Area crops looking good BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The sun continues to shine on Central Alberta’s 2012 crop, literally and figuratively. Recent hot, dry weather has left more than 90 per cent of the region’s spring wheat, barley, oats, canola and dry peas in good to excellent condition, according to a crop report issued Friday by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “The crops do look very good in the vast majority of areas,” agreed Mark Cutts, a crop

specialist with Alberta Agriculture’s Ag Info Centre in Stettler. “If the weather holds — i.e. the absence of hailstorms — then things should come into harvesting time in very good shape.” There has been some hail damage in the region, including areas around Olds and Three Hills that were hit early last week. “There have been some pockets where the hail has been quite damaging,” confirmed Cutts, adding that such extreme weather events have fortunately been scattered.

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Red Deer’s residential resale market slowed in July, but still kept pace with sales activity from a year ago. Multiple Listing Service statistics issued by the Central Alberta Realtors Association on Friday showed that there were 150 home sales in the city last month, down from 188 in June and 198 in May. However, the July tally was identical to that for the same month in 2011. Home sales in the surrounding region numbered 253 in July, which was up 21 per cent from the 209 deals recorded a year earlier. In June there were 257 sales in the rural area covered by the Central Alberta Realtors Association, and in May the figure was 262. The average selling price of homes in Red Deer last month was $309,628. That compares with $298,942 in June and $320,442 in May, while the average in July 2011 was $291,229. Outside the city, the average price last month was $259,555. That’s up from $256,685 in June and $252,817 in May, and also higher than the July 2011 average of $244,101. Because average prices include homes of all types and sizes, they may not provide a good indication of general market trends. So far this year, the association has processed 1,107 MLS sales in Red Deer and 1,520 in the surrounding area. Those totals are up 14 per cent and 16 per cent respectively over the sevenmonth tallies from 2011, when there were 969 residential sales in the city and 1,310 outside. The association processed 251 new residential listing in Red Deer in July, down 11 per cent from 2011; and 511 outside the city, up two per cent. For the year to date, home listings are down four per cent in Red Deer and one per cent outside the city.

Red Deer region still leads Alberta joblessness BY ADVOCATE STAFF The Red Deer region continues to have the highest unemployment rate in Alberta, based on the latest information from Statistics Canada. Jobless figures released on Friday indicated that the local jobless rate last month was 5.3 per cent, up from 5.1 per cent in June and five per cent in July

2012. That marked the third consecutive month that unemployment in the Red Deer area was higher than in the province’s other seven regions. The Calgary region had the second highest rate last month, at 4.7 per cent. The Camrose-Drumheller and Lethbridge-Medicine Hat regions were next at 4.6 per cent, followed by Wood Buf-

falo-Cold Lake at 4.5 per cent, Edmonton at 4.3 per cent, Athabasca-Grande Prairie at 4.1 per cent, and Banff-JasperRocky Mountain House at 3.7 per cent. The seasonally adjusted provincial average was 4.6 per cent, unchanged from June but down 0.9 percentage points from July 2012. Alberta’s unemployment rate was the lowest in Canada, with

the national average 7.3 per cent, up 0.1 percentage points from June. Alberta’s labour force increased by 4,900 from June to July, and employment in the province grew by 5,800. Over the past year, employment here is up by 45,700, or 2.2 per cent. That accounted for nearly a third of Canada’s employment growth during this period.

Overtime can be mandatory, with limits Dear Working Wise: I work for a company 12-hour period in a workday, unless an unthat operates round-the-clock, five days a foreseeable emergency occurs. And emweek. ployers are required to provide written My employer forces us to work notice of a shift change 24 hours 12-hour shifts whenever somebefore the shift. one is on holidays. One of my coEmployees are entitled to a workers even got written up for minimum 30 minutes of rest — not working overtime. paid or unpaid at the employer’s Are employers allowed to discretion — during a shift that make overtime mandatory? — lasts five consecutive hours or Overwhelmed by Overtime more. Dear Overwhelmed: Yes, emThese of course are the miniployers can make overtime manmum standards and many emdatory. ployers voluntarily provide staff Few provinces have legislawith additional breaks and notion that gives employees the tice of shift changes or expected right to refuse overtime. overtime. CHARLES But there are limits to how The only other issue related STRACHEY much overtime your employer to your overtime concern is facan ask you to work and how WORKING WISE tigue and worker safety. much notice your employer must Workplace fatigue is adgive you. dressed by the Occupational Most Albertans can not be asked to work Health and Safety (OHS) Code. Employers more than 12 hours in a single day. are required to conduct workplace hazard All work hours must also fall within a assessments, a responsibility that includes

monitoring worker fatigue. In cases where a worker’s fatigue has become a worksite hazard, the employer may require the fatigued worker to rest and take time off for safety reasons. Section 35 of the OHS Act states that a worker must not carry out any work if there exists an imminent danger to the health and safety of the worker. That could be applied to a fatigue hazard in an extreme situation, but it has to meet the definition of “imminent danger” as stated in Section 35(2). Obviously, you are not completely satisfied with the current overtime arrangement in your workplace. You might want to try getting a few likeminded co-workers together to discuss your concerns with your supervisor/manager. It would be a good idea if you brainstormed some solutions to the problem with your co-workers before you try to negotiate a change.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 96.50 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 74.49 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.04 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.59 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.45 Cdn. National Railway . . 89.76 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 84.04 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 69.68 Capital Power Corp . . . . 22.85 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.16 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 29.73 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 39.72 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.56 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.85 General Motors Co. . . . . 20.54 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 15.80 Research in Motion. . . . . . 8.22 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 37.50 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 31.34 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 65.04 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.72 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 44.77 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.98 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 69.57 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.60 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 33.89 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 11.17 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.00

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.80 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 50.94 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.68 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 16.66 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 34.30 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.68 First Quantum Minerals . 20.04 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 37.15 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.99 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 42.39 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.17 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 43.16 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.70 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 31.33 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.37 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 24.99 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 48.69 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.14 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 47.21 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.95 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.86 Canyon Services Group. 11.12 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.47 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.650 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 22.59 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.22 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 88.44 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 35.19 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . 1.620

Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 26.85 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 44.71 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.25 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.41 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.75 Penn West Energy . . . . . 14.83 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.91 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.79 Pure Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 7.32 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.78 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 13.29 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.52 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.53 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 46.47

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market shifted higher Friday as traders focused on concerning data about the Chinese economy, and whether it could lead to broader measures to help boost the global economy. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 32.76 points at 11,890.89, ending the week with a gain of about two per cent as a more bullish sentiment began to emerge. The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 2.05 points to 1,191. The Canadian dollar was at 100.91 cents US, up 0.1 of a cent. The loonie had been as low as 100.3 cents US, down nearly half a cent from Thursday’s close, shortly after Statistics Canada’s jobs report for July. The federal agency reported that the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a point to 7.3 per cent as the economy shed 30,400 jobs last month. The outcome was notably worse than the addition of about 6,000 jobs that analysts had expected. Traders have been revisiting worries about the direction of the global economy after a series of economic data out of China showed that the world’s second-largest economy is facing a slowdown. The Chinese economic figures causing most concern on Friday were the trade data for July. The country reported sharply lower growth in its exports. The trade surplus with the 27-nation European Union, China’s biggest trading partner, narrowed by 37.9 per cent to $10.8 billion, reflecting sluggish demand in Europe, which is wrestling with a debt crisis and recession. The figures, which came a day after China reported a slowdown in auto sales and factory output, are likely to heap the pressure on Beijing to take more measures to boost economic growth. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average moved up 42.76

points to 13,207.95 and the broader S&P slid 3.07 points to 1,405.87. The Nasdaq lost 2.22 points to 3,020.86. At the TSX, energy stocks were off 0.4 per cent with the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closing down 49 cents to US$92.87 a barrel. Oil prices ended the week ahead nearly two per cent. September copper moved down 3.3 cents to US$3.39 a pound while December gold moved ahead $2.60 to US$1,622.80 an ounce. The biggest gainer was the information technology sector, up 3.7 per cent, with Open Text (TSX:OTC) ahead $5.13 to $54.19. Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) shares gained 50 cents to $8.22 following reports that IBM has an “informal” interest in buying the BlackBerry maker’s enterprise division. Financials stocks were up 0.2 per cent with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) slipping 10 cents to $51.15. In earnings, railway tie and utility pole maker Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX:SJ) is raising its dividend 6.7 per cent after reporting profits were up 20.1 per cent at $20.8 million or $1.30 per share in its most recent quarter. That compared with net profits of $17.3 million or $1.08 per share in the same year-earlier period. Its shares rose $1.88 to $59.60.

Cdn — 100.91 cents US, up 0.10 of a cent Pound — C$1.5542, up 0.31 of a cent Euro — C$1.2181, down 0.18 of a cent Euro — US$1.2292, up 0.93 of a cent Oil futures: US$92.87 per barrel, down $0.49 (September contract) Gold Futures: US$1,622.80 per oz., $2.60 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $29.25 per oz., up $0.085 $940.39 per kg., up $2.74

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday’s world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 11,890.89 up 32.76 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,191 down 2.05 points TSX 60 — 678.67 up 3.03 points Dow — 13,207.95 up 42.76 points S&P 500 — 1,405.87 up 3.07 points Nasdaq — 3,020.86 up 2.22 points Currencies at close:

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 57.14 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 51.99 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.16 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 26.50 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 26.29 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 22.03 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 37.10 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 61.82 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 10.96 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 74.61 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.950 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 51.15 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 21.95 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.33

TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Friday at 1,191, up 2.04 points. The volume was 123.93 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Prices were higher in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Friday. Canola: Nov.’12 $9.80 higher $618.90; Jan ’13 $9.50 higher $622.30; March ’13 $8.70 higher $623.00; May ’13 $8.00 higher $618.20; July ’13 $6.00 higher $611.40; Nov. ’13 $8.40 higher $555.00; Jan. ’14 $5.90 higher $541.40; March ’14 $5.90 higher $541.40; May ’14 $5.90 higher $541.40; July ’14 $5.90 higher $541.40; Nov. ’14 $5.90 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.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadians can expect to starting paying higher prices for food in the coming months, peaking at about four per cent more sometime next year, the CIBC says in a new report. The bank’s chief economist, Avery Shenfeld, said the estimate is based on projections of the impact of the severe U.S. drought, which has hit corn and soybean yields but it also pushing wheat and barley prices higher. Although four per cent food inflation is double the current rate, it is about half the 2008 shock, which triggered food riots in some parts of the world and pushed the cost of food up 7.9 per cent in Canada. “In 2008, it was a broader range of geographies and crops that were af-

fected” including rice, a staple in many regions of the world, Shenfeld said. “Today, the rice supply is still reasonably healthy.” As well, Shenfeld said that wheat in many drought-affected areas in the United States had been harvested before the rains stopped earlier this summer. The CIBC estimate is at the higher end of a range of forecasts by economists on food inflation, the worst of which will likely not be fully felt until next spring or summer. Historically, a commodity price shock is most felt at the retail level nine to 12 months down the road. Shenfeld said the repercussions are not all negative. Canadian farmers will likely gain, particularly since they have not been hit nearly as hard by the drought but will still benefit from higher global prices.


Friday’s report also said that subsurface moisture in Alberta’s central region — which runs from Rimbey to Airdrie and Coronation to Oyen — is good to excellent in 91 per cent of the area. That’s the highest rating of the five regions included in the report. “That should help us finish these crops off,” said Cutts. As for their rate of maturation, they appear to be ripening nicely, he said. “This heat will definitely push them that way. I would say we’re right where we’d like to be this time of the year.” There has been spraying for bertha armyworms in some canola fields, and lygus bug numbers have reached levels to be of concern in others. “Those are about the only insect pests that we’re tracking right now,” said Cutts, who urges farmers to keep a close eye on their fields. If farmers are able to get their crops off with the yields and quality that now seem probable, they should benefit from strong prices. In addition to the drought hitting producers in the United States, there have been crop

SOLUTIONS: Satisfy everyone’s needs You are much more likely to be successful if you can bring solutions to the table that satisfy your needs and your employer’s needs, instead of just complaints. For more information on workplace fatigue, visit and check out the bulletin called Fatigue and Safety at the Workplace, or call Occupational Health and Safety toll-free at 1-866-415-8690. For more information on overtime and occupations exempted from Alberta’s Employment Standards, visit and click on Alberta’s Standards. You can also call and speak to an Employment Standards staff person toll-free at 1-877-427-3731. Good luck! Working Wise is compiled by Charles Strachey, a regional manager with Alberta Human Services (charles.strachey@, for general information.

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China’s trade growth plunged even more sharply than forecast in July in a new sign of global economic weakness. Exports rose just 1 per cent over a year earlier, down from June’s 11.3 per cent rate and below forecasts of about 5 per cent, data showed Friday. Import growth fell to 4.7 per cent from the previous month’s 6.3 per cent and also below forecasts. The figures follow disappointing data Thursday showing weak Chinese factory production and retail sales in July. They add to signs the world’s second-largest economy is still struggling with its deepest downturn since the 2008

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failures elsewhere in the world, said Cutts. “It’s unfortunate for those other areas of the world, but it usually means a positive effect on prices here.”



OTTAWA — The global economic slowdown has delivered a blow to Canada’s jobs market. The country shed a surprisingly steep 30,400 jobs last month — the first major hit in nearly a year for what had been a mostly positive employment record. The July jobs report published Friday by Statistics Canada pushed the unemployment rate up a tenth of a point to 7.3 per cent. Economists had been warning that employment growth was likely to moderate in the second half of 2012, but still had pencilled in a modest pick-up of about 6,000 new jobs for July. Bank of Montreal economist Doug Porter predicted August’s performance may be as bad, noting that Statistics Canada had still to register education sector layoffs that normally occur during the summer months. “This is not good. It basically reinforces the picture that Canadian employers are turning very cautious,” Porter said. “I don’t want to read too much into

any one month’s news, but ... we have a clear slowdown in employment. Perhaps the most telling statistic is that is that the unemployment rate made absolutely no progress in the past year. Effectively, job growth is now trailing a little bit behind population growth.” The report was particularly bad news in Quebec, which saw a loss of 28,700, the biggest in the country, at a time when the Jean Charest government is in a hard-fought campaign for re-election. Nationally, July actually saw a 21,300 gain in full-time employment, which was more than offset by the shedding of 51,600 part-time workers. Another silver lining was that average wages kept rising, to 3.6 per cent higher than a year ago. Statistics Canada noted that job creation for the year remains solidly in the black with a cumulative increase of 124,600 in the first seven months, although the vast majority of those gains came in March and April. Still, the report was surprisingly negative given the United States recorded a better than expected 163,000 jobs increase in July.






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Bright colours look even livelier against a dark floor in this new, more open room created by opening up a wall between two adjoining rooms.

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DESIGN One thing’s for certain; the science of successful property development is frustratingly fickle. Many commercial improvers reckon that, to attract optimum value, homes should be arranged with as many rooms as possible. Others believe it’s the quality — and not the quantity — that attracts premium uplift at outgoing sales time. For the record, we can be found (generally speaking) in the latter camp. And besides, as we frequently report, your home’s greatest ‘return’ should be measured on a daily basis. It’s not always about a dollar quotient. Rules vary, of course, from neighbourhood to neighbourhood; homes within school catchments can attract a higher sales price due to elevated bedroom count, whereas fewer bedrooms — and perhaps a better kitchen — might be the Holy Grail in an enclave favoured by retirees. This balance considered, we set about maxing up on the lifestyle factor for the inhabitants of this project — soon to be empty nesters — who longed for space to spread out. As much as their decision had been made, our clients only decided to embark upon their transformation after careful discussions with their

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Can it get any darker? Dark dressers against an off-creamy wall colour. 17-year-old son, who occupied the bedroom next to theirs. Happy relocating to a vacant room at the other end of the house, he was also quick to point out that it wouldn’t be long before he’d completely fly the coup. Had their son been 10 or 12, we’d have been less inclined, perhaps, to side with his parents but, being that he was veering towards adulthood, it seemed perfectly acceptable to go with the familial flow. And if we hadn’t sanctioned change? Well, the room would almost certainly have lan-

guished in the past and, take it from us, we’ve espied legions of bedrooms, vacated by teens, that remain shrines to the kids who once lived there. Emblazoned with Farrah Fawcett posters or boy band pictures — or for those of a gentler persuasion, Forever Friends artwork — they allude only to days gone by. We endeavour to be tactful as we remind empty nesters their kids probably aren’t coming back . . . especially if, by the time we visit, they’ve graduated from university, married or indeed have kids of their own!

Planning Before moving to the next stage, we employed the services of a structural engineer to assess the feasibility of combining two rooms through a double pier aperture. The diagnosis, thankfully, was perfect; the wall in question was neither structural nor load bearing and it came down easily. Always seek professional advice for a project such as this; observing structural integrity and satisfying planning


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Flooring If you’re making the effort to connect two spaces, it goes without saying that, in almost all circumstances, you should run the same flooring between both zones. This visual connectivity is a tried and tested means by which to reduce clutter such as threshold bars or different depths of floor finish.

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Wall drama Feature wall? Whatever. Our clients love drama and, as the room is large enough to accommodate a bold pattern, we dispensed with the more common route of a feature zone or an accent wall. This seemed the perfect place to specify Mimosa; long since a favouContributed photo rite paper, we’ve used it Colour links bed furniture, wall covering and drapes. to enliven several U.K. schemes and in homes across Canada. As always, in our projects certainly, good design is all about balance; the light background makes the room feel large and clean while the floral motif provides lashings of colour.

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Invisible Walls Having created two pier walls in the process of connecting both bedrooms, we decided to be adventurous in their treatment. Rather than leave the alcove supports plain, we clad them, either side, with templated mirror sections, an installation which adds extra modernity. The reflective coup de grace makes the divide ‘invisible,’ ‘while bouncing light through a north-facing elevation that needs all the help it can get to become brightened.

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Just because an item is mass produced, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. We custom sprayed the Ikea bed to match the lightest blue in our wallpaper; doing so provided a whole new look for a store bought staple. (Check out www. for evidence of how other folk have personalized kit from the big blue and yellow shed. It makes for interesting reading! The duck egg detailing on the bed beautifully punctuates the light backdrop and, as it does, it frames up the fresh white bedding. Although the Ikea bed is now discontinued, Room and Board carries a similar design.

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French-Style Seating French-style bergere chairs are amongst our favourite classic designs. The elegant mix of wood and upholstery adds a continental feel, one that would work just as well in a traditional environment. From a financial perspective, it’s also worth noting that bergeres are relatively easy to reupholster further down the line so they offer a little economic future proofing into the bargain. We upholstered ours in a fabric to match the wallpaper, but if you’re feeling less adventurous, opt for a single colour and use this as your upholstery detail to achieve a less busy look.


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Painted Wardrobes Excuse us as we go a little fancy, as is our want from time to time. We commissioned a custom manufacturer to create bespoke closets, but, before they were installed, we sprayed them in a colour pulled from the wallpaper’s tonal composition. As well as looking slick, the plain doors compliment the mirror — and the plain curtains — effectively balancing the pattern and affording it proper breathing space. Either dispatch your job to the pros (try an auto body shop for a cost-effective solution) or rent a spray gun from your local hire store and do the job properly, light coat by light coat. All in all, quite the transformation, huh? A good home, as we see it, should evolve organically. Slavishly maintaining the original footprint isn’t always the best way forward, especially as familial balances change and children mature. If you struggle with the prospect of becoming an empty nester, think of this; mightn’t the dream of a Sex In The City-style walk-in closet be the very impetus required to instill in your issue the advantages of further education? Just think of the extra space . . . the joy you ll feel when your kid graduates . . . and that — potentially — optimized real estate value. Triple strike. Yea!


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There’s much discussion around uses high quality LEDs exclusively. lighting these days, with good reason. The enchanting home shown here Going green is a multi-faceted prowith lighting designed by Herstad’s cess. It requires that we use less enercompany, illustrates how effect lightgy, buy products that last, and that we ing shows off a home’s charisma. consider how environmentally friendly Highlight the features of your home the manufacturing and disposing of a that give it character, the roofline, product rates. the stone, brick or wood That’s a lot to think walls, pillars and decoraabout. tive mouldings. For added The lighting industry security, front, side and back has been transitioning the doors should be well lit. way we think about the “Properly positioned common, yet now impractiLEDs won’t shine into your cal, light bulb for a decade neighbours’ windows,” says or so, and have developed Herstad, “and the ultra low an excellent alternate energy consumption means lighting source — LEDs, or that key outdoor lights can light emitting diodes. be kept on all night, which They are made of mateis an excellent deterrent for rial that is 100 per cent burglars.” safe for the environment, Enjoy your garden after they last years (instead of dark by positioning up-lightmonths), and run on a tiny ing for trees, foliage and DEBBIE amount of energy. flowers. TRAVIS We are not quick to A birch tree shimmers change lifestyle or shopwith the LEDs white light ping patterns, especially if beam, while a warm white we deem an alternative has suits large trees such as oak shortfalls that don’t suit or maple. our tastes. I remember the A gently lit pathway first LED Christmas lights; these were through the garden is a welcoming feasupposed to replace the traditional ture. Your eye will go where the light fairy lights. is, so focus on special garden attracHowever, they emitted a harsh tions — a birdbath, garden sculpture white light or bright vivid colours that or water feature. produced a radically different atmoPorches and patios are outdoor sphere than their twinkling counterrooms that may call for different lightparts. ing treatments depending on how they The first round of LEDs got a are being used. thumbs down from most of us. If that’s Small lamps and lanterns as well where you left off, then there’s dazas overhead spots let you control the zling news today. amount of light and set the mood. High quality LEDs are available in Existing fixtures can be converted to warm and cool colours, with various LEDs, and the slimmer LED wiring is light beam patterns that allow you easy to hide. Visit to maximize on design options while for a source of high quality LEDs. slashing your light bills. I have always stressed the imporDebbie Travis’ House to Home column tance of having a good plan for lighting is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbayour home’s interior. ra Dingle. Please email your questions to Proper lighting ensures that life at You can home is safe, comfortable for work and follow Debbie on Twitter at www.twitter. play, and lovely to look at. com/debbie_ For all the same reasons, you need travis, and a design plan in place for the outside visit Debbie’s too. Tom Herstad, president of Regal new website, Lighting Designs,, brought me up to speed on the latest trends in exterior lighting, and why his design company

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Personal responsibility is everyone’s responsibility A roll of plastic plumbing pipe I ordered for a heating job I’m working on arrived in a carton that makes me worried. A 15 word-printed warning is the reason why. It highlights a creeping menace that’s making it harder and more expensive for people to make good things happen in the real world. This includes the professionals you hire to work on your house, and even those times when you want to do renovations and upgrades yourself. Printed right next to the oval hand hole cutouts on this cardboard carton were these words: “No hand hole, access hole only. Use as hand hold is at users own risk.” Legal warnings about cardSTEVE board hand hole hazards are MAXWELL ridiculous on two counts and worrisome on a third. First, the oval holes were obviously made so you could grab the light but bulky 20-pound carton and pick it up. Who could possibly hurt themselves doing this? Second, the idea that these holes could be used to “access” a stiff, coiled, bound roll of plastic pipe is insane. Who are they trying to fool? The diameter of the pipe is bigger than the width of the oval hole itself. Short of looking inside to see if the pipe is actually there, there’s no opportunity for “access”. I suspect the people behind the pipe company feel foolish about their printed warning, as any reasonable person should. I hope they do, anyway. The warning is obviously absurd, yet probably prudent. That’s what makes me sad. The only thing worse than a cardboard hand hole warning is what it says about a society’s attitudes towards personal responsibility. We’re steadily trying to eliminate the reality that people should be the ones looking out for themselves in most things. And the trouble with reality is that it never goes away just because we want it to. A world where companies need to protect themselves against cardboard hand hole injury lawsuits is a world where an unelected, unaccountable legal system has gone way too far in its quest to profit from absurd and debilitating litigation.


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WARNING: Dangerous nonsense is over-protective absurdity This kind of dangerous nonsense isn’t just an American thing, either. It isn’t even about creating a kinder, safer and better Canada. Courts, judges, lawyers and lawmakers certainly justify the expensive red tape they create in the name of righteous causes, but don’t be fooled.

but only if they’re framed in the context of realistic ideas of personal responsibility. Have you ever noticed how so many new rules that affect everyday life come from bureaucrats, judges and legal precedent, without ever being influenced by the democratic process? Why are we Canadians taking this kind of thing lying down? So what should we do? We could start by intentionally choosing greater personal responsibility in the small, everyday choices we make. And whatever you do, don’t call up a lawyer to pursue a lawsuit if you break a fingernail lifting a box of water pipe using one of those treacherous oval hand holes.

The growing amount of over-protective absurdity we face profits an elite and wealthy portion of society only, at the expense of ordinary Canadians trying to make ordinary ends meet. A substantial portion of the cost of your next home renovation is due directly to the pointless inefficiencies your contractor faces trying to keep is business operating. Same goes for the cost of materials you’ll buy for your next DIY campaign. I know for a fact that a large part of the cost of the next ladder you’ll buy goes directly towards liability insurance costs incurred by the ladder manufacturer protecting themselves against lawsuits launched by people who fall off ladders. It’s insane. As ideas of personal responsibility are eroded by foolishness that passes for prudence, Canada is worse off. Safety rules are essential for any civilized society,

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Long-distance relationship needs time before marriage

Dear Undergrad: Believe it or not, some couples don’t live together before marriage and still manage to have happy, compatible lives. But you do have a legitimate concern about how little time you’ve spent in each other’s company, and your articulation about “falling in love with love” might be accurate. So don’t make any sudden plans. If you find yourself seriously attracted to someone else, it means you aren’t ready to commit to your boyfriend. If you still want to be with him when you are no longer separated by distance, take the time to determine whether it’s the real deal. No one should feel rushed into marriage. Dear Annie: My sister, “Jane,” was divorced a few years ago. She’s been seeing a counselor for two years because she enabled her lazy husband. Here’s the problem. Jane has “adopted” my fam-

ily because one of her sons has disowned her, his wife won’t speak to her because Jane verbally attacked her, and her other son wants to be left alone for a while. If there is a holiday, Jane wants to be invited to be with my family. If there is a birthday or wedding, even on my husband’s side, she has to send a card. She insisted on sending a get-well card to a distant MITCHELL cousin-by-marriage whom she & SUGAR barely knows. Jane also is very domineering. She rips things out of my hand to put them away. She makes demeaning remarks about people and isn’t happy with anything. Her co-workers don’t do the work right, the neighbors do everything wrong, etc., etc. I could go on, but I don’t want to sound like her. What do I do? -- Texas Sister


Dear Texas: Let’s separate this into sections. If Jane wants to send birthday, holiday or get-well cards to anyone, that’s fine. These sentiments are harmless and are often appreciated by the recipients, even if they seem a little strange to you. Jane clings to your family because

Saturday, Aug. 11 for now, raise them to the light as you CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS purge yourself of a very old anger. DATE: Chris Hemsworth, 29; Hulk HoSCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Magnegan, 58; Steve Wozniak, 62 tism, flirtation, and feelings of desire THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Both are meant to bring joy. Sometimes, Uranus and Pluto ask us to purge, in they can feel like a source of obsessometimes very different sion and stress instead. You ways. As these two planets don’t have to know where remain in conversation for it’s going. Accept and enjoy the next three years, there the surge of attraction. will be times when we have SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22to look at our dark side, inDec. 21): There are always dividually and collectively, options, and opportunities. before we are ready to emIn fact, life is filled with brace an inspiring future. them, as events are showing It will be a great day, enjoy! you now. The financial benHAPPY BIRTHDAY: efits you begin to reap now Your career goals are going are a bonus for the willingto undergo changes, as you ness you have shown to work find goals that are more your way to them. NADIYA worthy of who you are beCAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. SHAH coming. Your determined 19): It is a common human efforts ensure progress and experience to be silly when achievement you can be in love. It can be downright proud of. It will be a great distressing to have feelings year, enjoy! we can’t control. You are not ARIES (March 21-April 19): A kind obliged to do anything, but you would Universe is reminding you what it is help yourself by relaxing enough to enthat you no longer need. There is a lot joy the dynamic taking you on a rush. that is great now. Have faith to let go AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There of anything that gets in the way of your are some moments that we build tohighest goals. Soon, you’ll also have a wards. Others visit us out of nowhere. lot more fun. What you have given so much effort to TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Forgive- is about to experience a phenomenal ness can be empowering. It allows us breakthrough. The effect surprises you to live more free and with greater hap- most. piness. Clarity arrives, granting inner PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have strength and a will to move forward. placed much emphasis on a past situaAn unrelated vision triggers the mem- tion. Your connection to it has served ory of an experience you are ready to its purpose. Now, in one swoop, you move on from. realize that it’s over. It frees you to live GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may in this wonderful present moment and have convinced yourself that a key per- makes you much happier. son is standing in the way of something you want. What is yours cannot Sunday, Aug. 12 be taken away. Do not get caught in CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS resentments. Instead, focus on all that DAY: Dominique Swain, 32; George is grand about your life. Hamilton, 73; William Goldman, 81 CANCER (June 21-July 22): Moments THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This week of truth are powerful. They involve the features a New Moon in Leo. Plus, a full acceptance of our circumstances, busy Venus is setting off the Uranus for all its magnificence and disappoint- Pluto square. We begin again, with the ment. You’re admitting a hard truth, help of honest soul searching and the but you also see a bold and brazen way clarity of love in our hearts. It will be a forward. great day, enjoy! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You know HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Strong emowhether or not you are moving for- tions and attractions stir just beneath ward or backwards. Regressing does the surface, as you face some of your not suit your style. See the past with automatic reactions and learn from kinder eyes as you move forward with them. You come to understand love on purpose and a delightful chance at a a deeper level than you thought you better future. could. It will be a great year, enjoy! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The smallARIES (March 21-April 19): Someest details, when not honoured, can times, surprise insights reveal to us throw our plans to the wayside. But it where we need to go next. At other is also these circumstances that open times, it’s more about what is finally the door to genius. You may think you over. A chapter may have ended for made an error. Look closer for the hid- you recently, but there’s no mourning den brilliance. over the past. You’re liberated. PotenLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As Mars tial and possibility is close. slowly edges closer to Saturn in your TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There sign, there is a need to be especially are times to consider things from many mindful of strong feelings that come different angles. Sometimes this is forward now. You will have to take a done from the desire to be thorough, mature approach to resolve them, but but is procrastination motivating you























she can’t be with her own, so it is a kindness to include her whenever possible. The rest sounds like depression and anger. You’ve been a supportive sister, but we recommend you set clear boundaries so Jane understands the limits of your tolerance. It’s also OK to tell her that her complaints indicate that she is bitter and unhappy, and gently suggest that she discuss these things with her therapist. Dear Annie: “Uncertain and Afraid” said her husband flirts aggressively with the waitresses at the bars they frequent. I was married for 23 years to my first husband. He was a good man, but he drank too much. He couldn’t hold a job, and we lost our home. We divorced. I married a second time to another drinker, but I put my foot down, saying I would leave him unless he quit. I never had a problem with my own alcohol consumption, but when he agreed to quit, I quit with him. Neither of us ever touched another drop of alcohol. Life was good, and we lived together happily for the next 40 years. I would advise “Uncertain” to stop aiding and abetting her husband’s drinking problem by drinking with him, because that’s what she’s doing. -- Been There Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

now? Trust yourself and take steps towards your loftiest aspirations. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sometimes, there is no solution, no result, no other option other than to do what you know needs to be done. In your mind, you’ve got a stark to-do list. This is the time to go on automatic and check off each point. Your strong emotions will be there when you’re done. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have made huge progress where it comes to securing a solid base for yourself. Let it guide you to choose goals that are in line with what you really feel called to contribute, not what you think you need to achieve. Authenticity leads to greatness. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Life is a gift. There is life in the simple act of breathing. Then there’s our attitude to our daily experience that makes it either a joy or a trudge. Release any tension of where you think you should be and enjoy the day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Our modern world includes noise, distraction, and constant stimulators. If you wanted, you could easily lose yourself in them. Today, though, it’s harder to avoid the inner prompt reaching your awareness now. Actively disengage so you can tune in to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s almost easy to say that some things are better than others. While those developments that please us are considered good, there are gifts that come forward during challenges that could not be delivered otherwise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When we believe we are worthy of great things,

they find their way to us. Money itself is not a reflection of self-worth. Great things come in many packages. Many forms of prosperity can find their way to you today. Be open to them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are engaged in a very rare process of acknowledging to yourself that you are special, but your confidence in what makes you so has to come from a more authentic place. It’s an inner journey. You’re on the right path. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The most idealistic among us will say that everyone is meant to reach greatness. However, greatness is defined differently for each of us. You see it as the chance to affect another’s heart, changing it for the better, forever. This is the mark of a remarkable life well lived. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You make a gesture to show you care. Whether or not it is reciprocated is beside the point. It’s what you learn about yourself in the declaration that matters. Be bold and be brave. Saying what you feel is rewarding. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Many comedians speak kindly of Eddie Murphy, crediting him for their big-break. Murphy never saw young people as competition. He was helping his own projects. Be especially helpful to others, because that goodwill will boomerang quickly in your direction. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

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Dear Annie: I’m a college student and only get to see my long-distance boyfriend once every four or five weeks. We’ve been dating for more than 18 months. Assuming we stay together through grad school, we will have dated longer than six years before we have the chance to live together. Since I haven’t spent that much time with him, my biggest fear is that we won’t get along once we settle down. So far, the longest stretch of time we’ve spent in each other’s company is six days. What if, by the time graduation rolls around, I discover that I’ve fallen in love with the idea of my boyfriend instead of the real deal? -- Undergrad

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HALBERG Leonard Raymond Halberg of Lacombe passed away at the Lacombe Hospital & Care Center on August 10, 2012 at the age of 58 years after a long and courageous battle with M.S. He is survived by his loving wife Sandy of Lacombe, son Jason and his wife Kelly Halberg of Lacombe, daughter Catherine and her husband Jason Fennell of Lacombe, grandchildren Hailey and Ethan, his father Ole of Lacombe, two brothers; Neil and his wife Judy of Sylvan Lake and Vic and his wife Kim of Lacombe, one sister Laura and her husband Rick Schaffer and their daughter Kendall of Cochrane. Len was predeceased by his mother Terry and an infant sister. A graveside service will be held at the Gull Lake Cemetery on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 10:00 AM. A luncheon will follow at the home of Jason and Kelly Halberg. All are invited to attend. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Lacombe Hospital Ladies Auxilliary. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”


JORGENSON Shirley 1945 - 2012 Shirley Jorgenson of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the age of 67 years. Shirley will be lovingly remembered by a son, Ken and a daughter, Dorothy, both of Red Deer. Also left to cherish warm memories of Shirley is a sister, Sheila (Dwight) Brown, also of Red Deer. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Don in May 2010. A public viewing will take place on the evening of Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta for relatives and friends who wish to pay their respects to Shirley. A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held from the chapel of Parkland Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a funeral luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #35, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer. In honour of Shirley, memorial donations made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association at would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

RODGERS John (Jack) John (Jack) Rodgers of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the age of 58. Jack was raised in Ballymacarn, County Down, Northern Ireland in a large, caring family. At the age of sixteen he met the love of his life, Gladys Nelson, at a local dance. They married in March of 1976 and immigrated to Canada in April of that year. Jack and Gladys came with little money but Jack was†ambitious and determined to build a good life for his family. He†earned his Bricklayer’s ticket and worked for various companies before ultimately building his business Fireplace Connections through hard work and dedication. The business meant a lot to Jack, but most important was his family. In 1977 they welcomed a daughter, Alysia, and in 1982, a son, John Curtis. Jack loved children and none more than his two grandchildren, Gage and Sasha. He doted on them from the moment they were born. Jack was a kind, gentle, generous man who will be missed by all that knew him. We love you, Granda. Jack is lovingly remembered by his spouse, Gladys Rodgers of Red Deer; daughter, Alysia Dyjur (Stan Dyjur) of Red Deer; son, John Curtis Rodgers (Trudy Ng) of Red Deer; two grandchildren, Gage and Sasha Dyjur of Red Deer; four brothers, Sammy (Nora), Matt (Margaret), Dickie (Libby) and Day (Florence)† all of Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland; three sisters, Marion Boon (Ken) of Ontario, Pauline McClure (Norman) and Fiona Nelson (Norman) of Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland; brothers-in-law, George (Joan) Nelson, John (Norma) Nelson and Cecil (Lynda) Nelson all of County Down, Northern Ireland; sisters-in-law, Ethel (James) McDonald of Scotland, Elsie Nelson of County Down, Northern Ireland, Phyllis (Riddell) Murphy of County Armagh, Northern Ireland and Avril (David) Carse of County Down, Northern Ireland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews to which he was a special uncle. He is predeceased by his father, Mathew Rodgers and his mother, Mary Ann (Minnie) Rodgers; his father-in-law, Stanley Nelson and mother-in-law, Annie Nelson. For those who wish to pay their respects, a public viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer. A Private family interment will follow at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack’s honor may be made directly 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.



Coming Events



This multiple artist open air countryside market, will feature artworks ranging from pottery and painting, to jewellery and sculpture. ( with glass, wood, stone, Raku, and more artwork in between). All by recognized local artists and crafts people, This specal event is Sat. Aug. 18th, 10-4 p.m. at the Farm studio, 1 mile W and 1 mile N of the hwy 20/Aspelund Rd intersection ( between Sylvan Lk and Bentley) Watch for the signs! For more info call 403-748-2557 GREEN GABLES ANTIQUE CLOSE OUT SALE. DON’T MISS IT! FINAL SALE 2 DAYS ONLY! AUG. 18 & 19 11-5 PM. 5 MILES W OF LACOMBE ON HWY 12. 403-782-4683


The family invites you to celebrate KAY’S 85TH BIRTHDAY . Please join us at Bower Kin Community Centre, 85 Boyce St. Sun. Aug. 12th 2 -4 p.m. Your presence is the only present requested. 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.




CANON Rebel T1I camera in white Roots backpack style camera bag lost on city bus. 403-896-0635 call or text. GOLF CLUB “PING EYE” 9 iron Please cal 403-346-0093



Open House 1 - 4 p.m. Marina Room Chateau Suites, Sylvan Lake

PAUL George 1922 - 2012 George Andrew Paul passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at the Red Deer Hospital on Thursday evening, August 2, 2012 at the age of 89 years. A special thanks to Dr. Regina Donnelly, Dr. Robert Carter, Dr. Kym Jim, and the many compassionate nurses of the Red Deer Hospital for giving the additional years and quality of life George enjoyed. A Celebration of Life in George’s honor will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 11am in the College Heights SDA Church. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to Southside Christian School, Box 219, Red Deer, AB T4N 5E8. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

In Memoriam

In loving memory of DEVON SMITH June 12, 1984 - Aug. 11, 2006 DEVON’S SMILE Though his smile is gone forever, And his hand we cannot touch, We still have so many memories, Of the son and brother we loved so much. His memory is our keepsake, With which will never part. God has him in his keeping, And we have him in our heart.

DON AND JUDY FOWLER 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!


Logan Raymond Sept. 7, 1992 - Aug. 12, 2010

Tammy, Len and Kayne, Gramma “P”, Uncle Stacy, Allan, Larry Love And Miss You Bud

LOST DOG Chihuahua breed puppy, around Bower area, had collar and leash, very sadly missed, FOUND LOST F small poodle, white w/tatto i ear and chip in back, answers to “Casey”, reward, call 403-391-4272 L O S T i n B o w e r, s h o r t haired brown tabby neutered male, white chest, white paws, 12 yrs. old, answers to Einstein 403-347-7817 REWARD


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 SHELTIE COLLIE MISSING from home off Hwy. 11 E .............FOUND!!..........



FOUND girl’s bicycle, Morrisroe area, identify to claim , call 403-342-5806 FOUND RING in Downtown Co-Op parking lot. Please call with description of ring. 403-348-9589 FOUND SET OF keys in Michener Park, owner identify to claim, , call 403-302-3935



RETIRED gent would like to meet a larger lady to spoil. Reply to Box 1000, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9






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

Dwayne McClelland Jan. 25, 1965 - Aug. 11, 2007

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.

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F/T LIVE-IN caregiver req’d for boys age 5 & 7 yrs. old. in Red Deer. 403-343-9590 F/T Live-In Caregiver for elderly male. $1834 salary less room & board. Send resume to: HIRING caregivers for 8 hour palliative care fax: 403-986-3398 attn: Amanda or hr@


Sundre Daycare Centre & Valley Kids Out of School Care is currently seeking to fill two full time positions. The right candidates: • Minimum Child Development Assistant or higher , although consideration would be given to the right candidate who is willing to complete the free, online program offered by Basecorp • Current First Aid Certificate • Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sectors Search • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Friendly and outgoing

~We miss you every day! Love Mom and family

Time speeds on, two years have now passed Since death its gloom, its shadow, cast Within our home, where all seemed bright, And took from us our shining light, We miss that light, and ever will, Your vacant place there is none to fill. Down here we mourn, but not in vain, For up in heaven we will meet again.

LOST BLACKBERRY CURVE PHONE in the Aspen Ridge area of Red Deer. If found please call 403 314-0579

More info call 1-888-856-9282

In Memoriam

90th Birthday Celebration Saturday, August 18, 2012




HALLOCK - RILEY We would like to announce the engagement of Steven Hallock to Alissa Riley. Wedding will be held September 1, 2012 in Blackfalds. Congratulations from your families Eldon & Cheryl Riley and Bernice Popek.

Grieve not too long but look around, In earthly things he can be found. A falling leaf, a growing tree, In every breeze that’s flying free.


As you were, you will be remembered with much love

Classifieds 309-3300


Duties Include: • Supervision of children ages 6 months to 12 years • Planning and preparing activities • Light cleaning What we offer: • Competitive salary based on education and experience • Medical and Dental benefits after 3 months of employment • Opportunities for Professional Development Qualified applicants are asked to please forward their resume including references to on or before August 20, 2012. No phone calls please. We thank everyone for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



E2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS



ACCOUNTING ASSISTANTMATERNITY LEAVE. Apex Oilfield Services is hiring a F/T Accounting Assistant from Sept 2012-Jan 2014 out of our Head Office in Red Deer. Previous exp. with bank reconciliations, journal entries and accrual accounting is req’d. Exp. with Great Plains and Microsoft Excel an asset. Apex offers a great work environment with competitive compensation and benefits! To apply email or fax 403-314-4748 by August 15, 2012.


Hiring experienced

Making a Difference CLEANING MANAGER 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,




Dental Assistants Needed 2 Assistants needed for group practice. Experience F/T Office required for these busy Administrator positions. Permanent Position position - 4 days per 1 Year Maternity Leave week. Please send resume Position with possibility of c/w cover letter to the continued employment attention of Susan @ Benefits after 3 months

IMMEDIATE POSITION Full-time office administrator. Selfmotivated w/ability to manage time sensitive situations. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, w/2+ years exp. Suggested rate $16/hr.Closing date: 08/18/ 12. Send resume to Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

Johnston Ming Manning LLP has a full time position available as a Receptionist. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with a multi line switchboard, superior client service skills, and be familiar with and have a working knowledge of Microsoft applications. This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, effective communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The successful applicant will be professional, and have a strong work ethic. We offer an excellent working environment and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Please respond in confidence to: Attention: Human Resources Johnston Ming Manning LLP 3rd Floor, 4943 50 Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1Y1 Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email: We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.







Tar-ific Construction offers a fast pace working environment. We are looking for a friendly, energetic individual to join our team in a full time position. Qualifications: Knowledgeable in Payroll, A/P and benefits. Experience in Abacus, CLERICAL assistant spreadsheeting and Microwanted for receptionist/ general office duties. Send soft office would be an resume to Box 1003, c/o asset. Please email resumes to R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

Duties to include but not limited to: A/R, invoicing, bank deposits, A/P Bi-Weekly Payroll, Gov’t remittances, Bank reconciliations, Inventory management & input into database. Must have own vehicle/transportation, experience with Simply Accounting, Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook as well as an attention to detail, the ability to multitask & the initiative to problem solve. Please forward resumes to: or fax 403-348-0782 We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


†This is a working manager position. Must have an open availability and be flexible. You will have experience in payroll, ordering, inventory, people management. Send resume to or fax 1-403-243-4812. CASH CASINO, 6350 - 67 St Red Deer. LEADING facility services company is seeking hard working, safety conscious cleaners for janitorial team. F/T work. Fax resume to 403-314-7504


FLINT TUBULAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES requires Shop & Yard Laborers. $16/hr. to start Apply w/resume to: 4115 39139 HWY 2A (Blindman Industrial Park)


No evenings - no weekends! Please email resume to conceptdentalreddeer@ or drop off resume to Concept Dental (Suite101 5018 45 ST. Attn Kelli. SOUTHPOINTE DENTAL looking for energetic, outgoing

Dental Receptionist for our busy office. Please drop off resumes in person.

Farm Work


FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE ON 100 COW DAIRY, LACOMBE, ALBERTA. Milking & feeding A.I. an asset but not required. Reasonable hours. Please call 403-391-8259



If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates (1st Aid & H2S are the min. qualifications) to the following: Fax 403-887-4750

COLTER PRODUCTION TESTING SERVICES INC Join Our Fast Growing Team and Secure Your Future with our Optimum Benefit Package & RRSP’s!!

Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.

Production Testing Personnel: Day & Night Supervisors & Field Operators

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Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT


Drillers and Driller Assistants with a Class 1 driver’s license. Apprentice or Journeyman Mechanics Pile Drive Operators Pile Drive Assistants Field Supervisor All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Safety tickets are an asset but we are willing to train the right candidate. We offer exceptional pay, excellent benefit package and a positive work environment. Please email resumes to or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls.

Qualified Day & Night Supervisors Central Alberta’s Largest - (Must be able to provide Car Lot in Classifieds own work truck.) Field Operators - Valid First Aid, H2S, driver’s license required! Please see your website @ or contact us at 1-877-926-5837


Landcore Technologies Inc. located in Ponoka is currently seeking energetic, motivated team players for the following positions:




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



NOW ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR EXP. WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS BED TRUCK OPERATORS JOURNEYMAN PICKER OPERATORS & MECHANICS FOR RED DEER AREA. Fax resume & abstract to 403-885-0473 No phone calls please. SAFETY COORDINATOR Watts Projects Inc. is a progressive Oilfield Construction Company based in Red Deer and Edson serving Alberta and Saskatchewan. We are hiring a Safety Coordinator to manage the Health & Safety Program, the position will coordinate with the HSE Manager. The Candidate would be responsible for a combination field safety & safety administration activities. Safety Tickets required and Alberta Construction Safety Association training courses would be an asset. Watts offers excellent wages, benefits and a safety conscious working environment. Email or Fax 1-403-358-7763


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.


This is a full time position, working 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Position Responsibilities: • Ensure family suites, kitchen, hallways and entire living areas of House are clean and orderly to exceptional standard • Light maintenance duties and/or able to work with vendors/contractors for maintenance issues in the House • General cleaning of the House (all floors, parkade, suites, staff areas) • Fulfills any requests or instructions from families or staff relevant to cleanliness of House • Other duties as assigned/developed

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:

Requirements: • Grade 12 Diploma • Cleaning/Housekeeper experience with a minimum of two years • Previous experience in cleaning from a health services background an asset • Working knowledge of chemicals and cleaning solutions • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required • A current Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Check are conditions of employment

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

For a complete job description, please visit

ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Starting wage $13/hr. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black


Qualified Supervisors, Night Operators & Field Assistants

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.


Your application will be kept strictly confidential

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

LOOKING FOR RDA II to Join our Team


a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:


Please direct resumes to Karla Kochan,Manager, Human Resources at no later than August 16th, 2012. We thank all applicants but will only be contacting those for interviews.

720 Quinn Pumps has an opening for a


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

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

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

IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #62317 on resume



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2 ELLIS CLOSE Aug. 11th & 12th 8-4 Some furniture, household items, lawn edger, snowblower, misc. tools, etc.

37 KENDREW DR. Sat. Aug. 11, 9-5 & Sun. 9-3. Multi family. Plus size clothes, tools, household and gift items, etc.

Fairview - Upper

Lancaster Green

YARD SALE. 11 Fern Rd. Sat. Aug. 11 & Sun. Aug. 12 10 am. - 4 pm.


242 Glendale Blvd.

Fri. Aug. 10, 5-8 Sat. Aug. 11, 9-3, Sun. Aug. 12, 9-1 Toys, household items, fitness equipment, decor, etc.

Highland Green 22 HANNA ST. Sat. Aug. 11, 10-4. Lots of everything! Something for everyone!

Kentwood Estates

82 LANGFORD CRES Sat. Aug. 11, 1 DAY ONLY! 9-5.

MULTI FAMILY / ESTATE SALE Fri. Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m. Sat. Aug. 11, 9-3 Wide range of items. Everything is either new or gently used , clean and in working order. 179 ISHERWOOD CLOSE You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Johnstone Park 94 JACKSON CLOSE Saturday Aug. 11th, 9-2 Large dining rm table, Partylite, princess house, household goods, etc.

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Sunnybrook 53 SELKIRK BLVD. Starting at 10 a.m. Fri. 10th through & incl. Sun. 12th Closing at 8 p.m. Moving sale. Vehicles, tools, household, kids toys, furn. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Victoria Park MOVING SALE! 21 ARCHIBALD CRES. All furniture, household, kids, decor, linens Fri. Aug. 10, 3-9, Sat. 11-5

Waskasoo Mountview MOVING SALE 4114 35 STREET August 9-11 Thurs, Fri & Sat 9-8 Everything must go!

BACK ALLEY 5532-45 Ave. 100’ of deck fencing, int/ext. doors, glass blocks, and misc. household. Fri. Aug. 10, 11 & 12, 11-5.

Out of Town Normandeau 83 NYMAN CRES Thurs. Aug.9, Fri. Aug.10 Sat. Aug.11 Sun. Aug. 12, 10-5. lots of donations, new party dresses $10

165 Waskasoo Estates Fri. Aug. 10, 1-6, Sat. 9 6, Sun. 1-6 (341-5239 for directions) Assortment of household items, tools, Xmas decorations, & TONS of crafts for all ages.



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(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 mmcgeachy@ kbecker@ website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.


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

Now has immediate opening for CGSB LEVEL II RT and CEDO’s for a large Pipeline Project in the Fox Creek area. This project is ongoing and work can be performed on a rotation or a continuous basis. Other areas may Shawn Russell, require personnel also. Top wages and a compre- Associate Superintendent People Services hensive benefit package Chinook’s Edge School are available after 3 Division No. 73 months employment. 4904 - 50 Street Email resumes to: Innisfail, AB T4G 1W4 or Telephone: phone 403-887-5630 (403) 227-7070 1-800-561-9229 WANTED Fax: (403) 227-2291 EXPERIENCED Email: careers@ CLASS 3 VAC/steamer Truck driver For information on Lacombe area, Fax resume to 403-782-0507 Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, please WATER & VAC DRIVER c h e c k o u r w e b s i t e needed. All oilfield tickets ( req’d. Call 885-4373 or fax A p p l i c a t i o n s w i l l b e resume 403-885-4374 accepted until 12:00 noon, Tuesday, August 14, 2012. The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal record check and a child intervention (welfare) check. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be WE are looking for contacted. Resumes of Rig Managers, Drillers, Derrick and Floorhands for individuals not granted an interview will not be kept the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin on file. at Restaurant/ or (403) 358-3350





*Hiring All Positions!* 360 FITNESS PERSONAL Interviews will be held TRAINING August 20 - 21st from Hiring F/T Certified 9 am - 4 pm in the Personal Trainer. Start Devonshire Room at the ASAP with full clientele. Red Deer Lodge. Best compensation cityNo appointment necessary wide. Email resume to DBA, Menchie’s Frozen ARE YOU FINDING Yogurt Restaurant RETIREMENT NOT WHAT - Red Deer AB YOU THOUGHT IT RESTAURANT WOULD BE? SUPERVISOR’S Feeling bored or worried - F/T - 2 positions avail about retirement finances? DUTIES: Plan, organize, There is help! The SAGE control and evaluate (Successful Adults Gaining operations of Frozen Employment) Program can Yogurt Restaurant. give you the opportunity to Recruit and supervise explore post-retirement staff, staff scheduling, job career options that work training. Control and order for you! You will spend inventory. Monitor revenue. eight weeks learning new Resolve customer complaints. skills in high demand Ensure health & safety within today’s labour market, standards are followed. acquire industry specific QUALIFICATIONS: training certifications, prepare for the GED exam, 2 years customers service. Knowledge of and receive introductory supervisory skills. computer skills followed by WAGES: $13.50/hr up to ten weeks of on-thejob work experience in an Fax resume to Deon Beaupre 403-309-4418 industry of your choice. SAGE is designed to assist Mail resume to Box 28038, Red Deer, AB T4P 1K4 the older worker to remain active and engaged in today’s labour market! Call Career Assistance Network at (403) 341-7811 to register for this FREE program sponsored by the Government of Alberta and Government of Canada. Call today! Space is limited for the September program!!!! F/T BAKERY HULCO CONTROL POSITION AVAIL. Must be reliable and SPECIALISTS LTD willing to work weekends. Leslieville Ab Wage negotiable based We’re growing!! on experience Now accepting Apply in person to the applications for Donut Mill, Gasoline Alley


COR certified preferred. Strong administration skills an asset. Training available Please fax resume to 403-729-2507 Email to: Technical Support Agent - Software co has F/T position. To apply, please see en/about-us/opportunities


F/T or P/T Housekeeping and servers with experience in serving seniors. Must be flexible, work within a team environment, take initiative and work without supervision. Must be available to work weekend. We offer a competitive salary. Fax: 403-341-5613 Attention: ARAMARK e-mail: margery_becker@



following position:

Teacher - Special Education Ponoka Composite High School

For further specifics on the above positions, please visit Wolf Creek Public Schools’ website at, or contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473.


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





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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.

is searching for Full Time * and Part Time members. Experience in the natural health industry is required and past retail and sales Send resumes to experience is a must. Box 5324 Lacombe, You must be willing to Alberta T4L 1X1; work flexible hours, days, apply by email at nights and weekends. Abel.Corporation@ GREAT WAGES, BONUS or and a great atmosphere to by fax to (403) 782-2729 work. Nutrition house provides a fun working environment with many opportunities for advancement, working with clients on providing them with natural health products is a rewarding experience and ACTION nutrition house prides itself on customer service and RESTORATION LTD. industry knowledge. If you A disaster restoration firm Classifieds...costs so little serving southern AB are interested in helping Saves you so much! is seeking others, have experience in F/T EMERGENCY retail and sales and are FOUNDATION COMPANY c o n s i d e r i n g a f i e l d i n RESTORATION TECHS currently seeking n a t u r a l h e a l t h p l e a s e for the Red Deer location. experienced commercial Valid drivers licence is contact us for an interview. foundation form workers. req’d. Pref. given to If you are already working Please fax resume to candidates with in the natural health 403-346-5867 IICRC Certification. environment we would Fax resume to: consider ourselves lucky to 403-253-7367 or email: have you as a part of our humanresources team. Only those als with required experience will be Auto Technicians Furix Energy Inc. is hiring contacted. Please send JOURNEYMAN AUTO F/T B-Pressure Welder resume by email to TECHS The successful candidate with Dodge, Chrysler must have vessel lay out experience required and piping experience. PREMIER SPA BOUTIQUE immediately , excellent Must have valid AB Bis seeking paid training plan, Pressure license. Retail Sales Supervisor competitive wage and We will pay a starting for our Parkland Mall location, benifit pkge . wage of $45.00/hour with Red Deer. $17.40/hr. Reply in confidence with full benefit packages. Email resume: resume to bbailey@ If interested please call or cal Mike 403-391-2689 or SYSTEM DESIGNER 1-800-661-5277 Heritage email: /SALES ASSOCIATE Chrysler Lacombe Ab Audio innovations is looking for highly motivated, careeroriented person to join our Trades team. The successful candidate will have the following proven traits; committed to excellent service, willingness to learn, team player, and a mature positive attitude. This is a full time position offering salary & profit sharing, benefits program, and an excellent opportunity for advancement. As our System Designer/ Sales Associate you will be directly involved with our Required immediately for busy, clients selling and designing their Custom well-equipped shop in: Home Audio/Video & Security Systems. If you are the right person to join our team, please e-mail your resume to: Heavy collision & frame repair Audio Innovations e-mail experience an asset. audio@



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Full time position. NDT experience an asset but n o t r e q u i r e d . Tr a i n i n g provided. Based in Red Deer. Travel within Western Canada and international travel possible. Driver’s license and passport required. Overtime. Opportunity for advancement. Base rate plus field rate starting at $17-18/hr. Refer to Job # FST003. Send resume to

Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds looking for

SKILLED LABOURERS for framing and rebar related jobs.

• Great benefit package. • Wages based on experience. • Own transportation to work is required. Please fax resume to

403-885-5516 or email


We are a 16 Time President’s Award Winning Dealership & we’re continuing to grow!

Licensed Automotive Technician 2/3/4 Year Apprentice Auto Tech

We require a:

We provide full mechanical repairs for most passenger vehicles and light trucks, as well as tire installation. We are looking for a licensed auto tech or apprentice auto tech to join our team in 5 bay shop. Alignment exp. necessary. Candidate must be motivated and energetic. Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority.

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

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’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:

FULL TIME PERMANENT JOURNEYMAN REFRIGERATION MECHANICS 4 Day/40 Hour Work Week Petrochemical Facility in the Red Deer Area

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

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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

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



PAINTER Exp’d. wanted for new homes. Must have own vehicle. Call 809-0446

is looking for for the following full time position:

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Part Time Painter or Required Exp’d Fabricator Full Time Painter/Junior For a Ponoka Assembler For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Valid Driver’s Licence Manufacturing Shop. A disaster restoration firm preferred. Fax or email Painting Knowledge and Knowledge of ASME code serving southern AB skills required. Experience bolt up, basic instrumentais seeking or (403)341-6722 in oilfield production equiption and a commitment to F/T CONSTRUCTION NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! ment fabrication, assembly excellence are prerequisites. PERSONNEL and finishing an asset. & CARPENTERS GROWING after market Competitive wages with Competitive wages with for the Red Deer location. diesel and suspension benefit packages available. benefit packages available. Must have exp. in all areas shop, for 3/4 ton / 1 ton Interested candidates of residential construction. trucks, looking for 1st. or please send rÊsumÊ to Interested candidates Valid drivers license is 2nd yr mechanics. please send resume to req’d. Pref. given to Phone 403-346-9188 Of fax to 403-775-4014 candidates with previous or emal Of fax to 403-775-4014 restoration industry exp. POWER LINEMEN Fax resume to: ROOFING Laborer or CLASS 1 TRUCK DRIVERS HEAVY EQUIPMENT 403-253-7367 or email: Shingler req’d. Must be & OPERATORS SERVICE TECHNICIAN. humanresources experienced with own Needed for busy power line United Rentals transportation. Clean cut & maintenance company. is looking for a presentable. Energetic and Top wages & benefits. B & B COWIE SERVICE TECHNICIAN Call safety conscious essen403-348-5572 or Fax to maintain and repair INSULATION LTD. tial. Contact 403-877-2743 resume to 403-348-5579 construction tools and Looking for Experienced leave name & number and equipment. Applicants Insulation installers and READY MIX DRIVERS we will return the call in the must have 3-5 years exp, crews. Must have own evening. Central Alberta High School Diploma and transportation. Competition #BU12-0015 valid drivers license. SHEET METAL CSA approved safety BURNCO Ready Mix in Competitive wages and boots are required. INSTALLERS Central Alberta is currently benefits. Email Rob at Please fax resume to recruiting for 403-347-8075. Required Immediately Ready Mix Drivers. or fax to 403-343-1087 Email: for busy shop. These are seasonal, Experience with rough in full time positions. JOIN OUR TEAM! to final stages required. The ideal candidate will Independent Paint & Body Merit benefit package have a Class 1 and/or 3 is currently accepting offered with above Driver’s License with air resumes for experienced average pay rates. autobody technicians and brake endorsement, as well Must have own tools. as a clean driving abstract. prepper. Apply with resume You are energetic, highly to 7453 50 ave Red Deer, C & C COATINGS Contact motivated and possess AB or email resume to is seeking an strong communication, INDUSTRIAL PAINTER. or fax 403-309-8302 interpersonal and Exp. with Endura an asset. leadership skills. STRONG Insulation Inc. is Competitive wages Preference will be given looking for insulation & benefits. Fax resume to: to candidates with contractors for residential 403-227-1165. experience or knowledge & commercial jobs in Sask. of concrete and the & Alberta. Qualifications JOURNEYMAN H.D. CEN-CON construction industry. & rates can be discussed mechanic based out of Please submit your resume CONCRETE INC. further. Please call Mike @ our red deer location. and driver’s abstract to: Concrete laborers needed! 403-597-1877 Successful applicant will BURNCO Rock Products Ltd We offer competitive be required to pass Fax: (403) 440-3454 wages and an excellent SEEKING exp. siding mandatory drug screening. Attn: Human Resources benefit package. installer. Exp. with Fax resume with current E-mail: Fax resume to: vinyl & composite wood driver abstract 403-340-1246 or email: siding a must. Tools & 403-346-6721 We would like to thank all transportation req’d. Permanent F/T. Call Bob LOCAL construction and applicants for their interest. EXP’’D drywall tradesmen Only those candidates (403)872-1312 oilfield company now hiring & laborers req’d, selected for an interview work in central AB area. SMITH ROOFING Phone 403-348-8640 will be contacted. Now hiring exp’d & SIDING No Placement Agencies EXP’;D roofer with own DOZER OPERATORS & Looking for experienced SKIDSTEER truck and tools, F/T year Something for Everyone siders. Call 403-782-4771 OPERATORS. round work. $13- $15/bunor 403-350-6571 Everyday in Classifieds Fax resume 403-347-6296 dle. Phone 403-358-8580

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FT FOOD SERVICE Supervisor $13/hr. avail. nights & weekends.Call Little Caesars Red Deer at 403-346-1600 or fax resume to 403-356-9465 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!







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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: Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness

Western Masonry Structures

F/T LABOURERS F/T work at major central AB projects. Must have own transportation. Top wages and benefits. Please fax resume to 403-340-0762

Truckers/ Drivers



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


Req’d immediately Will consider training a professional, experienced driver. Misc. Ph.1-877-463-9664 Help or email resume to info@capilano ADULT & YOUTH CARRIER NEEDED


Class 1 or 3 Drivers needed. Male or Female You must pass a Drug Test and a Physical. Please fax driver’s abstract and references along with your resume to: Mike 403-347- 8060 (fax) Class 3 Commercial Driver. United Rentals is looking for a Class 3

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to deliver and pick up construction equipment in Central AB. Qualified candidates must have a clean & valid Class 3 License w/air brake endorsement. Competitive wages and Benefits. Send resumes to Rob at or fax to 403-343-1087 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS


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

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. 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 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

The ideal candidate will: * be able to maneuver merchandise in excess of 100 lbs * possess exceptional customer service skills * enjoy working within a diverse team * hold a valid driver’s license and a clear drivers abstract Launch your career with a well known and respected company. Become a part o f t h e s u c c e s s f u l Tr a i l team by applying in person to: Colin Parsons in person at #6 4622 61 Street in the Riverside Industrial District, Red Deer. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates. Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or

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GLENDALE Grimson St. & Goodall Ave. 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 Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

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



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

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year

GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year

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

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

oers a variety of

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

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

ESSO IN PONOKA Hiring Supervisor Up to $15.65/hr + benefits. Fax resume to: 403-783-8273 F/T Cashier/Postal Clerk. Apply in person w/resume: Highland Green Value Drug Mart. F/T DISPATCHER, day shift, Mon. - Fri. Please send resume to fax # 403-346-0295

Lot & Detail Staff to join our team!

If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, please drop off your resume at our dealership in Gasoline Alley or email.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collectins! Packages come ready for delivery!


NOW HIRING F/T POSITIONS Baker Cake Decorator Produce Assistant Manager Dairy/Frozen stock clerk Meat Cutter Closing/Grocery Supervisor P/T positions in all departments. All positions require weekend availability. Apply in person to Sobey’s Hwy. 2A Lacombe or fax resume to: 403-782-5820

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. SHIPPER / RECEIVER Audio Innovations is looking for highly motivated, career-oriented person to join our team. The successful candidate will have the following proven traits; committed to excellent service, willingness to learn, team player, and a mature positive attitude. This is a full time position offering competitive salary, potential bonuses, benefits program, and an excellent opportunity for advancement. You will be directly involved with our inventory system including weekly inventory counts, handing returns with our suppliers, organizing orders for daily installation jobs and day to day shipping & receiving duties. A strong knowledge of computers will be a necessity. If you are the right person to join our team, please e-mail your resume to: Audio Innovations e-mail: audio@



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SMALL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP IN SYLVAN LAKE is looking for a service writer. Automotive experience an asset. Please fax resume to (403) 887-5054 or email

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CHROME KITCHEN SUITE 9 pieces. Early 1950’s. $198.50 obo. 403-885-2502


Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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2007 DUAL TANDEM TAG ALONG, paver equip. traile r, p i n d l e h o o k , 3 0 ’ flatdeck, 5’ beavertail, 9’ bifold ramps, just had $3300 brake job, $8800. Call 780-982-9390 Red Deer TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.

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

to meet your needs.

Standard First Aid , ConďŹ ned Space Entry, H2S Alive and Fire Training are courses that we oer on a regular basis. As well, we o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.


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F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to:


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The Sylvan Lake Foundation requires a full-time REQUIRES MANAGER/ maintenance person for LEAD HAND. Exp. req’d. t h e s e n i o r s ’ l o d g e i n Sylvan Lake. Applicants Submit resumes by fax: Please contact must have handyman 403-507-8514 or email: QUITCY capabilities and availability for on-call services as at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ CHIEF RETURNING needed. Salary scale and benefits are according to OFFICER the union scale. STUDENTS’ Please submit written ASSOCIATION OF RDC resumes to: Are you a highly motivated Attention: Dale Aasen individual with an Sylvan Lake Foundation interest in marketing? 100, 4620 47 Avenue Now Hiring Are you organized and Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1N2 Pickers / Packers able to work with a large Fax: 403- 887-6039 group of people? Receivers / Shippers No phone calls please.. Duties include: overseeing Full Time Positions the Fall & Winter elections; ensuring the election Very clean atmosphere, process follows the bylaws user friendly equipment & Hiring help for my & polices of the Association; technology. Housekeeping Company. ensuring candidates follow Benefits, competitive Hours negotiable. guidelines set out; wages, perks. 403-986-4883 developing promotional Experience an asset. materials to encourage high voter turnout. Submit resume to: IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d This position is a paid Email: careers@ with farm equipment and temporary position. the ability to weld. Open to anyone in the Fax: 1-888-742-9036 Apply in person with community, including resume at: Reg Cox Feed students and faculty. M i x e r s . S o u t h o f U FA P/T multi skilled building maintenance personnel Apply by Aug 15 Burnt Lake Indust. Park, to Brandy Newman, Phone 403-340-2221 or wanted for interior building repairs etc. Flooring & VP Operations: fax 403-341-5622 painting exp. an asset. Fax to 403-782-0243 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

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

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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


The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is currently seeking a temporary Program Manager for a 6 month period. The Program Manager is responsible for shelter operations. This position is a 40 hr. work week with flexible hours and some weekend responsibilities. Post secondary education in Social Work, Psychology or related field, strong management skills, as well as knowledge of family violence and support services within the Red Deer and surrounding areas are a must. A Criminal Record and Child Welfare Information Check is a requirement of employment. Positions are available immediately.

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

This position will remain open until filled.


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:

Maintenance Person

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



MOUNTVIEW 71 Advocate $372/month $4473/year

We offer a highly competitive pay plan, on-site fitness centre, and a fun friendly work environment. Experience preferred but not required.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.


Misc. Help

LAUNDRY WORKER fullSOURCE ADULT VIDEO time - Honest, friendly, requires mature P/T help hardworking only need for days and grave shifts. apply. $11.00/hour. Bring Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: resume to Mustang 3301-Gaetz Avenue Laundry, 6830-59 Avenue or email mustanglaundry@ No phone calls please.



WANTED: Class 3 driver with air, for tandem septic truck. Must have drivers abstract. Email resume or fax 403-342-6179


Submit resume, indicating “Service Runner Position�, along with your drivers abstract immediately to: careers@ or mail to: Human Resources 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G3 or fax to: 403-341-4772

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

Vacuum & Water ADULT Truck operators UPGRADING req’d. to start immed. Please call Debbie Alberta Government for details CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q Funded Programs All oilfield safety tickets 314-4307 Student Funding Available! req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with * GED Preparation drug and alcohol policy. * Trades Entrance Exam References Req’d. Preparation CARRIERS Exc. salary & benefits. * Women in the Trades Fax resume to: REQUIRED 403-742-5376 to deliver the Academic Express Adult Education & Training LOCAL ACID Transport Central AB. Life 340-1930 company looking for expd’ twice weekly in F/T Class 1 truck driver. Top wages and exc. Blackfalds CAREER benefit pkg., Lacombe Fax resume and driver’s OPPORTUNITIES abstract to 403-346-3766 Ponoka NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available Stettler CELEBRATIONS IMMEDIATELY in hog HAPPEN EVERY DAY assembly yard in Red Call Rick at IN CLASSIFIEDS Deer. Starting wage 403-314-4303 $11/hr. Call Rich or Paul RED DEER BASED 403-346-6934 Oilfield Hauling Company requires exp. Picker Operators with Misc. Class 1 license and picker Help ticket. Top wages paid to the right people. P/T position also avail. Please fax resume with current abstract and oilfield related tickets to: is seeking 403-309-7409. or email to TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

SUNNYBROOK AREA: Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Springfield Ave.

VANIER AREA: Vanier Dr. Volk Pl./Vanier Dr. Vickers Close

EASTVIEW 82 Advocate $430/month $5165/year


51 Street & 43 Ave. area

As part of our customer service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to delivery newspapers and flyers to customers or carriers. A delivery vehicle is provided. Hours of shifts are Monday through Friday 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. or longer, and/or afternoon shifts Monday to F r i d a y 7 a . m . - 11 a . m . Saturday and Sunday.




APPLIANCE DELIVERY DRIVER Family owned & operated, Trail Appliances continues to grow and due to this, we are looking to expand our delivery department. Trail offers excellent training and a competitive compensation and benefit plan. We are currently looking for an experienced Delivery Driver to work out of our Red Deer Warehouse.

Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in



Please send applications to: Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter, Attention: Ian Wheeliker, Executive Director, P.O. Box 561, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5G1, Fax: (403) 341-3510, Email: Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted further.


Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Stafffor a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer.

Central AB based trucking company reqires


EMR /EMT Security Positions

Do You: - Want extra income - Possess a clean, valid drivers license - Have a friendly attitude - Enjoy customer service - Want part-time work (12 to 22 hours per week)



Hiring Immediate FT & Casual

CARRIERS NEEDED For Advocate routes

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



UPS is now hiring for Part time Early Morning P/T WAREHOUSE & FULL TIME DRIVING. Applicants must be physically fit and be able to lift up to 70 lbs. P/T Warehouse, Mon. to Fri. 15 - 20 hrs/wk. Driving Mon. to Fri, 10 to 12 hours per day. Alberta Class 5 license, clean abstract. This is fast paced, physically demanding environment. All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. Apply by online @ or fax resume to: 403-648-3312

Service Runner (Part Time)

Misc. Help



RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 E5


Garden Supplies

2 PLASTIC RAIN BARRELS Pedestals & brass tops. Used one season. $150. 403-341-4632 LANDSCAPING mulch, $10.00 yard. Phone 403-346-3800 weekdays or 403-343-6182 eves. & wknds.


Health & Beauty

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


Household Appliances

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042


Household Furnishings

A GREAT DEAL! 3 pce. white & gold bdrm. suite, $200. will throw in a stand up closet for free. SOLD CHROME KITCHEN SUITE 9 pieces. Early 1950’s. $198.50 obo. 403-885-2502

KITCHEN TABLE $10 2 Square tables, 36x36 $10 Foot Warmer $70 Metal Desk & Chair $50 Wherever Juicer $50 403-346-7991 LARGE Appetizer Turntable Server $12; Beverage Carafe $14; Crystal Tray with 2 Dish Appetizer Server $12; Surefit Love Seat Cover $30; Divided Round Glass Serving Tray with gold trim $8; Mini Speakers $20; Black & Beige Portfolio Case with Strap $10; Brief Case (beige) combination lock $25; Metal Clothes Stand $8. 403-346-2738 MOVING SALE:

Piano & Organs


EASTVIEW, new 3 bdrm. duplex w/underflr. heating. 5 appls., 1.5 bath, no pets, N/S, $1100/mo. Avail. Sept. 1. 403-347-0450


SYLVAN, five fully furn. 2 bdrm. + hide-a-bed, incl., cable, dishes, bedding, all utils. $950 - $1400/mo. 403-880-0210


FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Condos/ WANTED • 3250-3390 Townhouses


Acreages/ Farms


SUNBEAM microwave med. size $40; 50 assortment and LP’s 78 records, $1 each, Bag Boy golf cart $50; 403-346-3086,

Garden Swing $25 Resin lounge chair $20 Glass top patio table, 38x54 $40 TOASTER $5; juicer $5; Small round patio table $10 electric rollers $5; micro403-347-3814 wave $25; glass bakeware HIGH CAPACITY CAN- s e t $ 7 ; b a t h r o o m r u g s NER/pressure cooker, 14 $ 4 / e a . ; c h e m i s t r y t e x t quart, $ 1 0 0 , o . o . books $25; silicone baking mat $5; 403-348-0201 403-896-8312

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, 1 F, 2 M. Ready to go, 1st. shots. Vet checked. Born May 13. 403-773-2240 or 304-5104 P.B. JACK RUSSELL PUPS. Going Fast! 2 Male. $200. 403-896-9998 or 348-1810 PETITE Bichon Shih tzu poodle pups, unique color, $600, 403-505-6837

Sporting Goods


FULL SET OF RAM GOLF CLUBS with accessories & cart. $100. 403-343-2719


family home in Westpark. Close to hospital, schools & walking trails. GARAGE 6 appls. A great place to call home! Sorry, no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 EASTVIEW, 3 bdrm. duplex with den. 1.5 bath, 5 appls. Fenced yard. No pets, n/s. Avail. Aug. 15. $1100. 403-347-0450

Manufactured Homes

Travel Packages






11/2 blocks west of hospital!

3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1150 SD $1000 avail. AUG. 15. & SEPT. 1 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

Manufactured Homes


3 BDRM trailer, Northwood Estates. Water, garbage & cable incl. $950. Avail. immed. 403-598-7070

Rooms For Rent


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

2 BDRM. bi-level 4-plex available immediately. 4 appl. Laminate and tile flooring. $1200 includes utilities. Ph:403-638-8534

ROOM $425mo/d.d. incl. everything. After 2:30 pm 403-342-1834 or 598-8757 ROOM in quiet home. N/S, no drinking, working Female, avail. Aug. 10 $450 + $200 d.d. 403-309-4155

Warehouse Space


20,000with Intro


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



for mature adult. Hewson Ave. 5 appls AVAIL NOW! HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193

2 bdrms $1295 INCLUDES all utilities. Sorry no pets. Avail. Sept 1. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554

2 & 3 bedroom modular/mobile homes


in pet friendly park

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





Lana (403) 550-8777

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



Complete Janitorial 403-358-9256 ers. 309 3300. READ the classifieds and find just what you’re looking for. 309-3300

Beauty/ Cosmetic


Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542 BLACK PEARL CONCRETE Garage/RV pads, driveways, patios, bsmt. Dave 352-7285 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 DALE’S Home Reno’s. Free estimates for all your reno needs. 755-9622 cell 506-4301

Beauty/ Cosmetic



Stamp finish, exposed finish, basements, garages, patio pads, driveways & sidewalks. etc. Anything concrete, call Mark 403-597-0095 Drywall Professional “Quality is Our Signature” Call Dan 403-968-4000 GENERAL reno’s, restore & repair. 403-550-3888 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’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!

Joy is looking g forward to seeing all her clients in her new location (formerly at Bangs & Co.)) call to book an appointment today


4311 - 49 Ave., Red Deer (attached to Red Deer Lodge)


587-877-7399 10am- 2am EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 403-598-3049 ROXY 26 Hot Blonde 403-848-2300




Handyman Services

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


Farms/ Land




Manufactured Homes

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

MOBILE HOME, 14X70, 40X120 LOT, 3 bdrm. 2 additions, garage and shed, $164,900 obo 403-304-8011

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

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


Cottages/Resort Property


Tour These Fine Homes SE Red Deer



SW Red Deer

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:


20 WEDDELL Cres. Sat. & Sun. Aug. 11 & 12, 1-3. For more info go to ID#102190


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 HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269 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




* BARE LAND 1/2 sec. West of Leduc. * ACREAGE near Sylvan /Rocky 7 acres, house, garage attached,, shop/garage ANN CRAFT, Coldwell Banker 403-357-8628

Lots For Sale


Misc. Services


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


Houses For Sale


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


OPEN HOUSE SUN. AUG. 12, 2-4 REDUCED TO $374,000. Quiet neighborhood at 1630 sq. ft. 4 bdrm., 3 baths, hardwood flr., dble. det. garage, fin. bsmt., many reno’s. 403-550-0506 Realtors welcome.




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 MOUNTAIN VIEW LOT FOR SALE IN BOWDEN New sub-division in the SW corner. 59’ x 115’ Asking $60,000 or will consider offers. 403-556-7223

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


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

Seniors’ Services


HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship, helping you/helping your family. Call 403-346-7777 Low Price Guarantee. www.


Property clean up 340-8666 FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629 BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. KLEEN SITE SERVICES We do fencing, decks, reno’s Residential & Commercial landscape and more. Give Pickups, Junk Removal, us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Bin Rentals, Dump & Cargo Free quotes. WCB, insured. Trailers, BobCat Services 403-373-3242 CONCRETE sidewalk, Yard Work / Reno / Tree / driveway, patios, decks, Junk Removal 403-396-4777 fences. 403-550-3888

Handyman Services

Condos/ Townhouses

Open House

Black Cat Concrete

VIBRANT ADULT COMMUNITY Pre-selling in Sylvan Lake. Call 403-887-0780

Starting at

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

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

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


FREE Cable




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

Renter’s Special







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


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. 12th, 1-4, 4610-42 St. Cres

FOR SALE OR LEASE 2400 sq. ft. bay, complete with washroom/one large office, at 7463 Edgar Ind. Dr. Red Deer. Call Marcel 403-588-2428

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

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


Parkvale adult duplex

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



Call for more info call 403-342-4544



* LACOMBE, fully developed bungalow/garage. Mint cond., $339,900 * WALK- OUT. pie lot, Room for 2nd. garage. Red Deer $424,900 * FINISHED BI-LEVEL, large garage and fully finished. $314,900, Red Deer. ANN CRAFT, Coldwell Banker 403-357-8628 Mason Martin Homes has




8 Brand New Homes starting at $179,900

1 BDRM. bsmt, share kitchen, prefer employed or student 403-342-7789

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


Lovely 3 level exec. Suites 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, 1 & 2 BDRM. APTS. front/rear parking, no dogs, Clean, quiet bldg. n/s, rent $1350 SD $1000 Call 318-0901. Garage Avail. Sept. 1 1 & 2 BDRMS. quiet ma403-304-7576 or 347-7545 ture apts., no children, no Space pets, 403-341-6021 60’ x 32’ heated, 2 doors SOUTHWOOD PARK 1 BDRM. furn. bsmt. suite, 12’ x 12’ $1700/mo. Sylvan 3110-47TH Avenue, Lake area 780-434-0045 single, working person, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, N/S, so pets. $850/mo. generously sized, 1 1/2 utils. incl. 403-341-6224 baths, fenced yards, Mobile full bsmts. 403-347-7473, 2 BDRM avail. Sept. 5 to Lot Sorry no pets. quiet tenant over 40. Incl. water & heat, security LACOMBE new park, cameras & private parking animal friendly. Your mobile at 5910-55 Ave. Rent $850, or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. s.d. $800. Phone if you Excellent 1st time home have excellent references buyers. 403-588-8820 403-341-4627 MOBILE HOME PAD, in 2 BDRM. adult bldg, free Red Deer Close to Gaetz, laundry, very clean, quiet, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. lrg. suite, Avail Oct. 1 Lana 403-550-8777 $850/mo., S.D. $650. Call 403-304-5337

wegotservices Accounting

Houses For Sale

ONE bdrm. apt. for rent, Riverfront Estates West Park $725; 2 bdrm. Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, Eastivew $825, avail. bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, immed. , 403-877-3323. blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1150 SYLVAN LAKE or $1175 along the river. 2 bdrm, apt., lake view, SD $1000. avail. fireplace, balcony, laundry Aug. 15 & Sept. 1 . 403-304-7576 347-7545 $875, Sim & Thorne PM LTD. 403-347-0755

Kyte/Kelloway Cres.

with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted

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




Condos/ Townhouses

Newly Renovated Mobile Home

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

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

4 BDRM. R.D. 2.5 bath, 5 appls., garage. $1695. 403-782-7156 357-7465


WESLO 25 TREAD MILL. Ph. 403-783-4227

Farm Equipment



MENDELSSOHN 38” GLENDALE upright full sized keyboard BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm., 2 baths, full bsmt., only 4 yrs piano and bench TOWNHOUSE old, dble att. garage, view $990 403-342-7460 Large 3 bdrm 1.5 baths 10 acres, vacant, Just W and 5 appls. Sorry, no pets. of Hoadley. $1200/mo. HEARTHSTONE Call Dennis 403-829-8291 403-314-0099 Cats or 403-396-9554 2 BEAUTIFUL wild kittens Houses/ desperately needed to go Duplexes KITSON CLOSE to loving home, Need to newer exec. 3 bdrm. 2 BDRM. house. Newly be trained. Call bi-level townhouse 1447 reno’d. 403-872-2472 403-782-3130 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced P.B., Manx kitten, 3 B D R M / 1 - 1 / 2 b a t h . in rear, front/rear parking, 1 M. 1 F, $75 each obo Victorian Home (Upstairs), no dogs, rent $1350 403-340-3338 downtown area, no pets, SD $1000. n/s Avail. ref req’d, $1300 rent, Aug. 15 & Sept. 1 $1300 S.D., util. incl, avail 403-304-7576 / 347-7545 Sept. 1, 403-348-1126 Dogs CKC reg’d shelties, 3 trimales, 1` blue F, $800 obo all offers will be considered. 403-844-9019



Houses/ Duplexes

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


POOL TABLE COMBO WITH AIR HOCKEY. c/w cues & balls. 41.5” x 76” $150. 403-346-4462


Westinghouse Percolator $25; Rectangle Cake Carry Caddy $14; Round Cake Carry Caddy $14; Superstore Water Filter Jug $8; Metal Collapsible Shopping Cart large capacity $18; Set of 7 Glass (slanted bottom) Jars with lids in box never used (condiments, sugar, etc.) $10; Whirly Stove Top Popcorn Maker $25; Two Wicker Picnic Baskets $20 and $15; 403-346-2738



Suit Cases: 2 piece Samsonite navy 26”X19” 23”X12” $30 for set. 3 piece Pierre Cardin black 26”X19 19”X12” 15”X11” $35 for set Small set of computer Speakers $10 Pick up only. Call 403 358-3073 or

SENIOR DOWNSIZING 2 1/2 qt. Corningware Glass & brass cocktail casserole $8, 4 cup elec. table $50 coffee pot $5; meat platter Glider recliner, blue $75 $5.75; 5 Corelle dinner 403-347-3814 plates $2/ea; small stainless pot $3; med. stainless WANTED pot $9; Westbend Super Antiques, furniture and Health pot $9; heavy stainestates. 342-2514 less steel fry pan $4.50; old serving bowl $3.75; old Stereos fruit bowl $9; old candy dish $3.75; old green vase TV's, VCRs $3; old pickle dish $3.50; LARGE screen tv $100 vegetable dish w/dip dish obo; rocking chair $40 obo $9; new Teapot with cover $9; Secret Treasure orna403-986-9276 ment (boy & girl) $7.50; Older TV Queen sheet set $6; new - Works good $75 bra C36, $4, new pillowVCR - almost new $50 cases $3.50; new Printer/scanner - works compress socks $5; couch good - needs ink, Free. throw, silver blue $4; 6 403-347-3814 highball glasses 25 cents ea; wig (clean, good cond.) $9; Magic food chopper Misc. for $4; quilt cover 68 x 80 $4 Sale 403-346-2231 AIR CONDITIONER Danby, 5000 BTU. $50. 403-343-0032


Grain, Feed Hay

Yard Care


LAWN/HEDGE Trimming Services. Call Paul, local Red Deer # 587-679-0917


HEALTH & FITNESS 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 Lose weight naturally with Z-Trim the best...just got better!! Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168


BALLOON RIDES Red Deer Advocate - Job Search Gary 403-302-7167


BUILDERS 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!

CLUBS & GROUPS Club for writers - meets weekly

COMPUTER REPAIR Tree Pruning,Topping and Removal by a Certified Arborist,Hedges too! call Randy at 403-350-0216 The greatest vitamins in the world Many Pets to Choose From

REAL ESTATE Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483

RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333 Lonsdale Green Apartments

SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971


AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.




Misc. for Sale




Misc. for Sale

E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 Lots For Sale


HURRY!! CALL TODAY Only 2 large estate sized lots left for sale in Bonnydale Estates. Trail access to Sylvan Creek Canyon. Quiet family location & ready for your new home! Go 3.1 kms. South & West from the Burn Lake Store on Burnt Lake Trail. Call Keith Today @ 403-350-5346



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




2008 CADILLAC Escalade loaded $44,888 348-8788


2009 YAMAHA Star 1100cc,

bags, shield $7888 348-8788 Sport & Import

************************** Hurry! Only two large building lots left for Sale in Lakeway Landing. Quiet close location in New Lakeway Landing Subdivision, Sylvan Lake. Ready for immediate construction. Call Keith Today @ 403-350-5346

Without beds or electricity 2008 INFINITI M45x AWD, lthr,sunroof, nav, $30,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 PATHFINDER LE, AWD, V-6, lthr, $18,888 2 0 0 7 S U Z U K I 6 0 0 c c $3888 348-8788 AS & I 348-8788 Sport & Import

************************** Mara Lake, B.C. We have for sale a beautiful view lot in Mara View Estates. Located in very private 15 lot Close and ready for you to construct your new home. Asking $185,000. Open for offers and possible trade in Sylvan Lake or Red Deer. For information call Keith @ 403-350-5346 today!

2006 MASERATI Quattroporte Sport GT $50888 dealer serviced 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2007 JEEP SRT 8 hemi, nav, lthr, sunroof, $26,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

Fifth Wheels


1999 35’ DUTCHMEN 5TH WHEEL, pulled 600 kms., a.t., heat & air, full bath w/tub in main bdrnm,. suite, 1/2 bath w/dble Pinnacle Estates bunks at rear, 14’ pushout (Blackfalds) Lots From 2007 BMW X5 4.8I nav kitchen and living, sleeps $83,900 .You build or bring dvd $32,888 3488788 8, exc. cond., n/s, no pets, your own builder. Terms clean, lots of storage, full avail. 403-304-5555 2005 MAZDA 3 FWD, 4 cyl hook ups, stove and fridge, SYLVAN LAKE big lot, 92,893 kms $8888 $12,000 obo 403-227-6442 nice location, well priced. 348-8788 Sport & Import Trucks 403-304-5894 403-896-3553 1997 FORD Taurus 254,000 kms, full load, lots Holiday of new parts, command Trailers start $2000 obo 896-9138





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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUMANGABO, Congo — RUMANGABO, Congo (AP) — The nest of straw, like something an animal sleeps on, was a Congolese army soldier’s bed before rebels seized this military camp. Broken windows were stuffed with grass and the only protection from the frigid night air was a handful of charcoal. The squalid conditions help explain why thousands of government soldiers are on the run from a few hundred rebels — and have little incentive to fight. Congo’s mineral-rich east has been wracked by fighting since April, when army deserters calling themselves the M23 Movement launched a rebellion to demand better pay, better armaments and amnesty from war crimes. The fighting, the worst in years, has forced some 280,000 people from their homes. Last month, M23 rebels seized the army camp at Rumangabo, the biggest in eastern Congo, some 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of Goma. They point to it as an example of the miserable conditions the regular army faces. Without electricity, running water or even basics like blankets, the rebels refuse to stay in its filthy barracks and are lodged in a nearby hotel. “The conditions are unbelievable, aren’t they?” said rebel spokesman Col. Vianney Kazarama as he took The Associated Press on a tour this week. “Animals are treated better than this.” Three blackened stones and some charcoal in a corner of a dormitory were the only source of heat against the cold in a mountain region where nighttime temperatures drop below freezing. Windows were covered with cardboard and plastic; a stone fire on an outside verandah was used for cooking. Bathing facilities consisted of makeshift enclosures of bamboo branches covered in plastic. Bundles of filthy clothing, an abandoned helmet, a worn black boot and a tin plate littered the barracks floor. There were pathetic attempts at

privacy: a curtain of twigs and netting, a crude door made of mud bricks. A woman’s cloth wrap and a child’s plastic sandals were signs that wives and children lived in the barracks with the troops. Congo’s 150,000-man army is poorly armed, infrequently paid and badly provisioned with food or other basics. Deserters from Rumangabo told the AP that soldiers did not even have a gun each; among the things abandoned at the camp were home-made batons fashioned from D-sized batteries, lashed together with banana leaves. An overgrown vegetable garden of corn, potatoes and cassava indicated the soldiers tried to grow their own food at the camp, which housed 1,000 troops before it was seized. Ordinary soldiers are supposed to be paid $60 a month, but by the time higher-ranking officers skim off a share, a trooper gets only about $5 a month — and that is when the payroll is met, according to Congolese military officers who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being reprimanded. That helps explain why Congo’s soldiers are accused of more looting than any of the foreign rebel and local militia groups they fight in eastern Congo. And why soldiers have joined other armed groups in illegal mining in Congo — ventures that help fuel the cycle of violence and have made multimillionaires out of rebel leaders like renegade Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The U.N. has identified Ntaganda as the leader of the latest rebellion, though the rebels deny this. The M23 rebels are remnants of back-to-back civil wars that drew in the armies of a half-dozen nations in a scramble for Congo’s vast mineral resources, and killed as many as 5 million people. An internationally negotiated peace deal was signed in 2002, but the conflict persisted in eastern Congo, where foreign and local militias continue to fight for control of the lucrative mines and to terrorize the population.


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James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 in the attack during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie. Letters, his resume and a personal statement written by Holmes paint a picture of a bright student who is committed to pursuing a career as cognitive neuroscientist.

Theatre shooting suspect said to have ‘emotional intelligence’ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — The man suspected of fatally shooting 12 people in Colorado movie theatre left a good impression on people he met in his pursuit of a neuroscience career, with a reference describing him as having a “great amount of intellectual and emotional maturity.” That account comes in a recommendation letter sent to the University of Illinois Neuroscience program as part of James Holmes’ application to the school last year. The names of those who wrote the references letters were blacked out. The letter and all the university’s documents related to Holmes were provided to The Associated Press on Friday after an open records request. The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois, first obtained the documents. Holmes declined to attend the highly selective program, and instead attended the University of Colorado, Denver, studying neuroscience until he dropped out in June. He gave no reason for declining the offer of admission in Illinois, and no reason for dropping out in Colorado. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 in the attack during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie. Holmes attorneys say

that he is mentally ill. Letters, his resume and a personal statement written by Holmes paint a picture a bright student who is committed to pursuing a career as cognitive neuroscientist. “Researching learning and memory interests me because these are the very cognitive processes which enable us to acquire information and retain it,” he wrote in his personal statement. “They are at the core of what distinguishes us as people.” In recommendation letters, Holmes is described as being in the top 1 per cent of his honours classes. “He takes an active role in his education, and brings a great amount of intellectual and emotional maturity into the classroom,” one recommendation letter reads. “James received excellent evaluations from the professor’s and graduate students with whom he worked and was mentored.” Another letter describes him as “a very effective group leader” on assignments. That description is a stark contrast to his demeanour in court, where he seems dazed, looking straight ahead and avoiding eye contact with those sitting in the court room. As part of his application, Holmes submitted a picture of himself standing next to a llama.




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Single mom has immature ex-boyfriend Question: I’ve been dating a 35-year-old guy for Much to my chagrin, they decided to pay for the two years. He recently broke up with me because his tuition so they could get the tax break. I would be dad told him to end it. fine paying for the entire thing myself, but this way I I have three kids and they all love him so much. could possibly leave without debt. I want him back in my life, but he tells me that he Anyway, here is my dilemma: Recently, they startcan’t because his dad needs him right now because ed using the fact that they are paying for part of my they are building a new house. school as a tool over me to get me to do things and He tells me he still loves me. I just feel guilty if I say no. don’t know what I should do. Should I If I put up any disagreement, it gets just wait to see if he comes back into my thrown in my face. “How do you think I life, or move on? I do love him so much feel paying for half of your tuition?� And I and do not want to lose him. haven’t even gone to school yet! My fear is Answer: Is he building a barn, too? that if I don’t get this in check now, it will Because I smell a lot of bull coming from be held over me for the rest of my life! I his direction. am so close to telling them to leave it alone Here’s what’s happening — for some and that I will pay for the whole thing if it reason, he doesn’t want to be with you. means I don’t have to deal with this! A man who wants to build a life with you What do I do? can build a house and be with you. Answer: You’re under this illusion that As a single mom, your world needs not taking your parents’ money means not to be as free of complications as poshaving to listen to their suggestions. HARLAN sible. If you were 18 years old and your WRONG. These are your parents. They boyfriend broke up with you because will always be your parents. COHEN of Daddy, I could understand, but not a They will always have opinions. 35-year-old. It’s absurd. It’s childish. Their money is just one way for them to It’s not what you need. Let him build get you to listen. But here’s the catch — you a house. Work to rebuild your life. Find can do whatever you want to do. a man who can make your life easier — this doesn’t All you need to do is listen. When their opinions appear to be the one. bother you, don’t blame them or hate them. Question: I am going into college starting this fall Ask them why they think what they think. Figure and I have a little dilemma. My parents and I sat out if they’re right or wrong. Let your parents help down and we discussed finances. I am going to a you. Let your parents test you. Let them love you. state school with a very modest price tag and my par- And let them help you avoid going into debt. ents decided they would pay for half of it. Take their money and be grateful you have par-


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Neon highlighter colours easy to spot this back-to-school season NEW YORK — Neon is a fashion trend that might be best suited to the cool kids — or real kids. Unlike so many looks that trickled down from designer runways to mass retailers and into teenagers’ closets, the almost electrifying shades of pink, green, yellow and orange have been hanging out in high school hallways for a while. And they’re back again for the new school year. “Teens stayed with neon because for them, it’s so easy to wear. It taps into youth, emotion and standing out, which they like doing,” says Seventeen senior fashion editor Marissa Rosenblum. The highlighter colours have evolved this season into accessories, beauty products and outerwear. There are still the T-shirts, colored jeans, hoodies and athletic apparel, but Rosenblum says the way to wear neon is as a single bright pop, not head to toe. (It’s probably a safe bet that lots of pint-sized athletes will buy into the bright footwear that has made Nike’s track and field sneakers one of the most buzzed-about looks of the Olympics.) “This is the season of colour: colour on colour, colour back to neutrals. Neons are just one of the amazing colour trends that are important right now,” says Anu Narayanan, vice-president of women’s merchandising for Old Navy. She’d like to see mint green jeans with a yellow neon tank with a grey cardigan. “Neon looks best as a surprise within a look.” For its largely grade-school customer, The Children’s Place will pair neon with navy as the cooler weather moves in. The brand started introducing neon through bright accents for its summer products but “you’ll see even more for the holidays,” says TCP senior vice-

president of design Michael Giannelli. “And it will continue into the spring and probably into next fall. ... We grabbed onto it because we have more freedom in kidswear to play with bright colour.” He adds, “The children have a sense of humour about their clothes.” Elena Klam is creative director and co-owner of the jewelry brand Lia Sophia, which is launching a fashion jewelry collection called Sisters aimed at the tween and teen set. It includes neon, preapproved by Klam’s teenage daughters and their friends. “They can be a tough crowd. They’re changing all the time, reinventing themselves all the time, trying new things. It’s an age of experimentation, but they’re also a part of the population who knows what’s going on,” she says. “They’re very savvy.” If everyone is wearing neon, they’ll also want it for their accessories, says Klam, adding that schools with strict dress codes will likely allow superbright friendship bracelets or earrings. Her uniform-wearing girls don’t get a lot of variety in their school-day clothes, so “they change up their jewelry for a little bit of self-expression.” She expects neon citrus yellowgreen to be particularly popular with kids and — as with everything — neon pink. “You don’t have to be the ’pink girl’ when it’s neon. That has a bit of an edge to it,” Klam says. Neon, however, isn’t just a chick thing. Giannelli points to the 1980s, when it was a staple in every kid’s wardrobe, and he says the skater-snowboardersurfer look has brought brights back into favour for boys. “Skater kids and surfer dudes are wearing bright pinks and deep purples, and they’re also getting into orange and banana.” These colours work surprisingly

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Old Navy’s Narayanan. Each year, it seems there are deep shades of brown and purple in stores, but shoppers might not have seen them with a top that has neon pink, she says. “The rules are out the window.”

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Teens trading sex for drugs, booze BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Teenagers are trading sex for drugs and alcohol at a low but steady rate, yet the vast majority of them attend school and live at home with their parents, a new University of British Columbia study suggests. Its lead author says research indicates the problem has been occurring “in the shadows,” but that a positive message has also emerged from the findings. “Family makes a big difference,” said co-author and UBC Prof. Elizabeth Saewyc.

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