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Handcrafted from bow to stern BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR In a memorable scene from the 1996 movie Alaska, a wooden canoe slips over the edge of a waterfall and plunges to its destruction. The ill-fated vessel came from the shop of Eckville canoe-maker Larry Bowers, who was asked to produce four identical boats for the filmmakers so they could re-shoot the scene as required. It turned out one was sufficient, as it easily survived multiple trips into the cascading abyss. The durability and craftsmanship of Bowers’ creation earned him a praise-filled letter of thanks from Fraser Heston, the movie’s director and the son of famed actor Charlton Heston. The owner of West Country Canoes estimates that he’s completed a “couple hundred” new builds and a similar number of restoration projects over the last 20 years. Much of this work was done on Vancouver Island, where Bowers lived prior to relocating to Central Alberta in February 2010. “I know I’m the only one in Alberta right now,” he said of his trade. “You pretty much know everyone else out there.” Bowers’ canoes have gone to customers as far away as Europe and Japan. But most now remain in Alberta. A small, 10-foot wooden canoe starts at about $2,000, but many people are happy to pay a premium to avoid synthetic alternatives. It seems those accustomed to paddling wooden canoes have an affinity for the traditional design. “It’s all feel, but it is different,” said Bowers. The difference also generates much of his business on the restoration side — that, and the sentimental tie that many people have to their old boats. Bowers said it takes several weeks to build a midsize wooden canoe. After steaming slats of yellow cedar, he curves them around a mould and attaches planking with brass tacks. Decks are installed, the hull sanded to a smooth finish and a canvas skin stretched into place. After a watertight filler is added and multiple coats of marine-quality varnish and paint applied, the canoe is ready for use. Bowers also makes canoe boxes and paddles. Now 51, he began his self-education in canoe-making about three decades ago. It started with a little reverse-engineering on a boat owned by his parents. “I played with it a lot, just by trial and error.” A machinist by trade, he jumped into canoe-making full time in 1992. It followed a move from his native Ontario to Vancouver Island. Bowers’ recent relocation to Eckville was prompted by his wife, who grew up in Edmonton, accepting employment in Rocky Mountain House. He said he was happy to escape the West Coast rain and cloud, and thinks Central Alberta is actually a better location for his business. “I love it here. I wouldn’t move back to the Island
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if you paid me to.” Bowers does get quizzical looks when he meets new people and tells them what he does. “Sometimes I just tell people I’m a woodworker.” In addition to the canoe that appeared in Alaska, one of Bowers’ creations found its way into an episode of the 1990s TV series Dead Man’s Gun. But it’s recreational paddlers who really support West Country Canoes, and in particular the small segment who are drawn to Bowers’ products. “You don’t wake up one day and say, ‘I want a wooden canoe.’ You either want one or you don’t.” Additional information about West Country Canoes can be found online at www.westcountrycanoes. com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Clockwise from left: Detail of two paddle handles; Bowers hand carves paddles to complement his wooden boats; ready for the customer, a 16-foot Woodsman design sits outside the shop; detail of the bow of a recently finished canoe.
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Former Innisfail Mountie jailed seven years BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A former Innisfail Mountie who stalked and terrified his tenants and brought shame to the force was sentenced to serve seven years in prison in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday. Hoa Dong La, 47, was tried and convicted before Justice David Gates earlier this year on charges of criminal harassment, extortion and mortgage fraud. The charges relate to La’s actions in relation to properties he had purchased and subsequently offered for rent in and around Innisfail and Bowden during the mid-2000s, while he was posted with the Innisfail RCMP. La later transferred to Calgary, where he worked in the passport and immigration section until November 2006, when he was suspended with pay in relation to the criminal charges against him. La resigned from the force in March of this year, at about the same time as Gates pronounced him guilty of 14 charges, including two counts each of criminal harassment and extortion and 10 counts of mortgage fraud. Court heard during La’s trial how he stalked, harassed and browbeat his tenants and how he cheated on mortgage applications for personal gain, Crown prosecutor Leah Boyd said in her sentencing submissions. Especially despicable was his misuse of his uniform, his position and his RCMP-issued weapon in his attempts to coerce his tenants to bend to his will, said Boyd. “(His) dedication to the law is what he expected from everyone else, but not himself,” she said. “He knew what he was doing. He knew full well that all of his actions were criminal.” Defence counsel Ian MacKay of Calgary was unable to attend court on Friday due to illness, leaving co-counsel Heather Ferg to speak on La’s behalf. While Boyd sought a global sentence of nine years, Ferg asked for a conditional sentence that would have allowed La to live under house arrest with tight restrictions. She painted her and MacKay’s client as a committed husband and parent and a diligent worker with strong support from his family and his community. She asked that the judge go lightly on the mortgage fraud charges, given that no money was lost as a result. Boyd discounted the defence team’s submission that La’s struggles with English and his gruff demeanor may have lead to some misunderstandings between him and his tenants. There is no doubt of the meaning behind statements heard and proven during the trial, she said. “I will make you life hell until you get the f--- off my property,” is pretty difficult to misinterpret, she said.
Gates said he was unable to consider a conditional sentence because it is available only to offenders whose prison term would be less than two years. He said he found the former RCMP constable who terrorized his tenants and brought shame and discredit to the force to be of a completely different character than the hardworking and well-loved person described by the defence, leaving him to believe that “there are clearly at least two Mr. Las.” Gates picked out key sentences from victim impact statements read earlier in the day on behalf of witnesses Ginia Demyen, Jennifer Henschel and Ed Henschel. Demyen and her boyfriend, Jason Bell, had rented a rural home near Bowden from La. The Henschel’s had signed a rent-to-own agreement with him on a place in Innisfail. They now own the house, which Jennifer Henschel described in her statements as being like having a baby born of rape. She said she and her family love the house, despite the trauma they were put through in their efforts to purchase it. Demyen’s statement told how she had gone into hiding for five years, fearing that La would track her down and losing her faith in RCMP and other figures of authority. Ed Henschel’s statement, read into court by Crown prosecutor James Pickard, describes how his own masculinity was destroyed through his inability to protect his family from the wrongdoings of another man. Gates read the man’s words back into the record: “These events destroyed a huge piece of me. I am not ashamed to say it — you robbed me of my manhood.” Along with the harm he caused to Demyen, Bell and the Henschels, La placed two of his three daughters as well as his brother at risk by dragging them into his mortgage fraud schemes, said Gates. He accepted “the fact that he gloated and bragged about his treatment of Miss Demyen” to the Henschels as evidence that La’s actions were planned and deliberate, aggravated by his abuse of his position of trust as a member of the RCMP. While admonishing La for using his uniform to further his private goals, Gates said he was “impressed” that the former police officer had chosen to find other work and taken training after being suspended from the RCMP and that he had not breached conditions of his release or failed to make any of his court appearances. Taken into custody during the lunch break on Friday, La stood quietly in the prisoner’s box as Gates pronounced sentence later in the day, stripped of the suit jacket and tie he had worn to court that morning. The global sentence of seven years includes three years each on the two criminal harassment charges to be served consecutively to each other and concurrently with sentences of three years each on the extortion charges. Sentences for the 10 counts of
mortgage fraud, relating to five different properties, added an additional year to the total time to be served. La was also ordered to provide a sample of his DNA to the RCMP and will be prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years following his release from prison. Sgt. Sylvain Roussel, who led the investigation, said earlier that La would face no further sanctions from the RCMP because he had already resigned from the force when he was pronounced guilty. After the sentencing hearing, Roussel said La was treated no better or worse than any other person would be in similar circumstances and that he respects the decision of the court in passing sentence. email@example.com
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Bowden taking Hwy 2 interchange fears to transportation minister Town of Bowden council is taking its concerns about proposed Hwy 2 changes directly to the minister. A meeting has been set up with Transportation Minister Ric Mclver next month to air the community’s fears that interchange plans at Secondary Hwy 587 could reduce access to local businesses and create a nuisance for residents. Town chief administrative officer Andy Weiss said plans presented recently to council by Alberta Transportation officials showed a “slip ramp” could be eliminated which provides direct access to highway-side businesses and the town. “The municipality has some grave concerns about that closure because we feel it will negatively impact our businesses and our residents because if the travelling public has no easy access to the community then obviously they won’t come,” said Weiss on Friday. Alberta’s Transportation Department has been working towards turning Hwy 2 into a freeway and eliminating all at-level crossings and directing vehicles to interchanges. Eventually, an interchange
would be built at Bowden and roundabouts installed at off ramps to direct traffic east and west. “We’re going to do everything we can as decisionmakers in the community to have our voices heard by Alberta Transportation and the minister,” said Weiss. “We’re hoping that at the end of the day the final plan that is implemented is something that is not only good for the highway but good for Bowden as well.” Transportation spokesman Trent Bancarz said the recent meeting with the town is part of the planning process and meant to determine what local issues and concerns need to be addressed before plans are finalized. “Certainly there’s some time to consider some suggestions and potential changes,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons we do the planning quite a few years in advance of construction, so we have a chance to look at everything.” A technical review committee formed for the project will include a representative from the town to ensure local concerns are addressed during planning. The Bowden project is not included in the province’s three-year plan and could be five to 10 years off. firstname.lastname@example.org
Plane crash investigation almost done BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A Transportation Safety Board probe into a plane crash that killed a well-known Rocky Mountain House aerobatic pilot is close to completion. Mark Chevallier, 36, the single father of a fiveyear-old boy, died on July 12 when his Pits S1S single-propeller plane plummeted into a wooded area near the Rocky airport during an aerobatic training exercise. Investigator Bill Kemp said from Edmonton on Friday the examination of the amateur-built aircraft is almost done. “There were a couple of issues we’re following up on, but 95 per cent of that work is complete. “There’s a lot of impact damage to the aircraft. So it’s very hard to measure flight control deflections and that sort of thing. “There’s no evidence of an engine failure or anything like that, but there are a couple of issues we want to follow up that may or may not have been one of several factors that led to the accident,” said
Man charged with possessing child pornography OYEN — A Southern Alberta man has been charged with possessing and accessing child pornography. The Calgary Police Service and Oyen RCMP, along with the Southern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation unit began an investigation in April 2012 after a complaint was received. Arnold Frank Bosch, 58, of Oyen has been released from custody on conditions, including having no access to the Internet or computers.
Kemp, who is leading the investigation. The alignment of flight controls at the time of the crash is among those issues. “It appears that the aircraft entered into an inverted spin,” he said. The aerobatic sequence the pilot was practising didn’t call for such a manoeuvre so investigators suspect it was “inadvertent. “There wasn’t sufficient altitude when the aircraft stopped spinning to fully recover.” The plane was built in the U.S. in 1977 and was imported into Canada around 2005. Chevallier had owned it since 2007. Since the crash does not involve a risk to the general public a full board investigation has not been undertaken. The probe is meant to support the work of the medical examiner’s office and the results likely go to them in the next two or three weeks. Information gathered in the investigation will be passed on to the aerobatic community and related associations. “Any safety concerns we have can probably be handled with a low-level safety communication rather than a full board report.” email@example.com
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Slain woman’s torso found in Niagara River BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Police in Ontario are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose torso was found in the lower Niagara River. A preliminary post-mortem indicates the torso belongs to a Caucasian woman between 20 and 40 years old, investigators said Friday. The examination also indicated the woman had a pierced navel and at least one caesarean section scar. Speaking at Niagara Regional Police headquarters in St. Catharines,
Ont., Insp. Jim McCaffery said police won’t have enough evidence to identify the victim until the examination is complete. Passersby alerted authorities on Wednesday afternoon after discovering the floating torso in the river near the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls. The torso was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for an autopsy after it was recovered. An emergency task unit, marine unit and the Niagara Parks Police high angle river team were being called on to search for the rest of the woman’s remains, McCaffery said.
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A police spokesman said the search will not be easy. “Given the unpredictable current and the bodies of water that flow into the Niagara River, it makes it impossible to even know where to start,” said Const. Derek Watson. The woman was the victim of a homicide, but McCaffery said police won’t release the cause of death until the autopsy results are complete. McCaffery estimated the body was in the water anywhere from four to 10 days, but said it’s impossible to determine where exactly the body entered the river.
Police and forensic experts determined the torso is not related to the investigation in the Toronto-area involving the slaying of Guang Hua Liu. Liu’s body parts — but not her torso — were found in mid-August west of Toronto in Mississauga and near her home in east-end Toronto. Niagara police will be reviewing missing persons cases from other police departments, McCaffery said, adding his first priority is to identify the victim. “It’s important to identify this person to bring closure to the family members,” he said.
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Team ‘Chicks-a-hoy’ from Sylvan Lake prepare their Keelboat for a practice race. The Sylvan Lake Sailing Club is hosting the 2012 CYA Women’s Keelboat National Sailing Championship August 30 through September 2, 2012.
RCMP units take down wanted man near Hinton BY ADVOCATE STAFF A man considered armed and dangerous and who may have recently lived in Red Deer has been arrested near Hinton. Trevor Norman John Legge, 30, was tracked to a rural location near Hinton and arrested by RCMP units from Edmonton, Hinton and Edson. Edmonton RCMP’s Emergency Response Team was called in to help with the arrest. “Legge resisted arrest, but was quickly restrained and taken into custody with the assistance of an RCMP Police Service Dog,” says a Friday “It bit me.” Its owner has not yet been located. The owner of the bird, or anyone else who wants to learn more about it, is invited to contact the wildlife centre for more information. Visit www.medicineriverwildlifecentre.ca or call 403728-3467.
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A wayward parakeet that took refuge in a friendly apple tree has been captured and is now resting peacefully in foster care. Red Deer naturalist and birding columnist Judy Boyd was called to a home on Revie Close in Red Deer on Wednesday afternoon after members of the West family found a green bird with a red beak camped in one of apple trees in their back yard. Louise West said she and her family had been on vacation and found the bird languishing in their apple tree when they got home. Boyd went to the rescue on Wednesday afternoon but was unable to capture the bird, identified as a roseringed parakeet. It later found its way into a cage she wedged into the tree and baited with food and water. West was able to close the door and then called Boyd, who came and picked up the bird. She found the bird to be in good health and behaving normally.
Sentencing is delayed until October for a Lacombe drunk driver who killed two people after slamming into a group pushing a car on Hwy 11A earlier this year. Red Deer provincial court Judge Thomas Schollie was told on Friday that a pre-sentence report ordered for April Gail Beauclair, 30, is not yet complete. Her sentencing was adjourned until Oct. 11 in Red Deer. She pleaded guilty to two charges of impaired driving causing death in June. A number of drunk-driving-related charges were dropped. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard said 11 victim impact statements have been received so far and there could be more. The sentencing is expected to take all morning. Red Deer teens Tyson Vanderzwaag and Colton Keeler died after they were
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hit as they were pushing a brokendown car on Hwy 11A about three km west of Red Deer city limits. Keeler, 19, died at the scene and Vanderzwaag, 17, was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital, where he later died.
The pair were among a group of five travelling in the vehicle when it broke down about 3:30 a.m. on March 31. It was being pushed eastbound when they were hit from behind by Beauclair. Beauclair wasn’t in court on Friday.
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Signs of life return to Louisiana ISAAC’S FLOODWATERS RECEDE LEAVING A SOPPING MESS; ROMNEY, OBAMA PLAN VISITS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BELLE CHASE, La. — Floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac receded, power came on and businesses opened Friday ahead of the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend, the beginning of what is certain to be a slow recovery for Louisiana. There were other signs of life getting back to some sense of normalcy. The Mississippi River opened to limited traffic, the French Quarter rekindled its lively spirit and restaurants reopened. Isaac dumped as much as 16 inches (41 centimetres) of rain in some areas, and about 500 people had to be rescued by boat or high-water vehicles. More than 5,000 people were still staying in shelters. The remainder of the storm was still a powerful system packing rain and the threat of flash flooding as it headed across Arkansas into Missouri and then up the Ohio River valley over the weekend, the National Weather Service said. Farther south, the storm victims included a man and a woman discovered late Thursday in a home in the hard-hit town of Braithwaite, south of New Orleans; a man killed in a restaurant fire; two men killed in separate car accidents and a man who fell from a tree. Isaac’s death toll is now at least seven — five in Louisiana and two in Mississippi. It includes a 75-year-old Slidell, Louisiana man who drowned after his car fell from a flooded highway up-ramp into 9 feet (almost three meters) of water Thursday evening. Mississippi authorities have confirmed that the death Thursday of a 62-year-old woman whose car was hit by a tree has also been attributed to Isaac. In Louisiana alone, the storm cut power to 901,000 homes and businesses, or about 47 per cent of the state, but that was down to 617,000. Newly-nominated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited flood-ravaged communities, and President Barack Obama said he would arrive Monday, appearances this part of the country is all too familiar with after Katrina and the Gulf oil spill. Meanwhile, the leftovers from the storm pushed into the drought-stricken Midwest, knocking out power to thousands of people in Arkansas. At least six people were killed in the storm in Mississippi Louisiana. In Lafitte, a fishing village south of New Orleans, Romney saw soaked homes, roads covered with brown water and debris-littered neighbourhoods. The Republican-friendly community is outside of the federal levee system that spared New Orleans and it lay on an exposed stretch of land near the Gulf.
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Tony Rodriguez, right, carries his baby daughter Nicole as they and his wife Jodi Clelland leave their flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac in Slidell, La., Friday. Isaac is now a tropical depression and the center was on track to cross Arkansas on Friday and southern Missouri on Friday night, spreading rain as it goes. Crown Point, Lafitte and other nearby settlements that jut inland from the Gulf are accustomed to high water driven by hurricanes. But Isaac, a relatively weak storm by the standards of Betsy and Katrina, pushed in much more water than expected after it stalled after landfall. To the east, officials pumped and released water from a reservoir, easing the pressure behind an Isaac-stressed dam in Mississippi on the Louisiana border. The threat for the earthen dam on Lake Tangipahoa prompted evacuations in small towns and rural areas. “So far operations seem to be proceeding as ex-
pected, and they seem to be working,” Gov. Bobby Jindal said. More than 15,000 utility workers began restoring power to customers in Louisiana and Mississippi, but officials said it would be a couple of days before power was fully restored. Crews intentionally breached a levee that was strained by Isaac’s floodwaters in southeast Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish, which is outside the federal levee system. Aerial images showed the water gushing out. Gov. Jindal said officials expected 70 per cent of the water on the east bank to disappear because of the release and changing wind direction.
Earthquake off Philippines kills Congo urges UN to beef up mandate to one, triggers small tsunami BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines — A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines’ eastern coast late Friday, killing one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and spurring panic about a tsunami that ended up generating only tiny waves. The quake set off car alarms, shook items off shelves and sent many coastal residents fleeing for high ground before the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted all tsunami alerts it had issued for the Philippines and neighbouring countries from Indonesia to Japan, and for Pacific islands as far away as the Northern Marianas. “It was very strong. My house was making sounds,” Bemruel Noel, a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, said in a telephone interview from Tacloban city on the eastern coast of Leyte island, where the quake set off a small stampede of residents. “You talk to God with an earthquake that strong,” he said. Tacloban resident Digna Marco said the quake toppled a figurine on top of her TV set and that her son had to hold their desktop computer to prevent it from falling to the floor. The lights over her dining room were swinging, she said. One house collapsed in southern Cagayan de Oro city, on the main southern island of Mindanao, killing a 54-year-old woman and injuring her 5-year-old grandson, who was being treated in a hospital, said
the city’s mayor, Vicente Emano. The quake generated only very small tsunami waves of about 3 centimetres (just over an inch) along the eastern Philippine coast near Legazpi city and another nearby location, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Initial tsunami warnings had prompted many residents to head inland. “My neighbours and I have evacuated. We are now on our way to the mountains,” fisherman Marlon Lagramado told The Associated Press before the warnings were lifted, in a telephone interview from the coastal town of Guiwan in the Philippine province of Eastern Samar. Benito Ramos, a retired general who heads the country’s disaster-response agency, said in an advisory broadcast nationwide that residents should be on the alert for more quakes. “Don’t sleep, especially those in the eastern seaboard ... because there might be aftershocks,” he said. The quake, with preliminary magnitude 7.6, hit at a depth of 34.9 kilometres (21.7 miles) and was centred 106 kilometres (66 miles) east of Samar Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake knocked out power in several towns and cities across the central and southern Philippines, though it was restored in some areas later Friday, according to rescuers and local radio reports. The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. A magnitude-7.7 quake killed nearly 2,000 people in northern Luzon Island in 1990.
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Congo said Friday it wants the UN peacekeeping force in the African country to “neutralize” a new rebel movement and a force that helped perpetrate Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and protect the tense and porous border with neighbouring Rwanda. Congo’s Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda N’tunga Mulongo also called on the Security Council to impose sanctions on those named in a UN report in July that accused high-ranking Rwandan officials of helping to create the M23 rebels within Congo. Mulongo held a news conference after discussions this week with the Security Council and the panel that wrote the July report. Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, who has vehemently denied the accusations, was also at UN headquarters this week meeting with the panel and council members. Congo’s mineral-rich east is facing the worst upsurge in fighting in years, which has forced some 280,000 people from their homes. The fighting escalated in April when army deserters calling themselves the M23 Movement launched a rebellion to demand better pay, better armaments and amnesty from war crimes.
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OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — An ex-Marine wearing desert camouflage opened fire at a supermarket early Friday, killing two of his co-workers and himself as other terrified store employees ran for cover, authorities said. Terence Tyler, 23, left his shift around 3:30 a.m., drove off and returned 20 minutes later to the closed store with a handgun and an assault rifle similar to an AK-47, Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said. About 12 to 14 workers were still there. He first fired outside the store at an employee, who ran inside and warned co-workers as Tyler kept firing and entered the store, Kaplan said. Tyler stopped at one of the supermarket aisles and fired at five other workers, killing 18-year-old Christina LoBrutto and a 24-year-old Bryan Breen as other workers hid, officials said. “I do not believe that they were specifically targeted. I believe everybody in the store was a target,” said Kaplan. After firing at least 16 shots, the gunman then drew his handgun and killed himself, the prosecutor said. Tyler was discharged from the Marines in 2010 after just under two years in the service, the Marines said. His uncle, Christopher Dyson, said he left after suffering from depression. But Tyler, who lived with his uncle, also a supermarket employee, was happy with how well he was getting paid, Dyson said. “He wasn’t sad,” he said. “I don’t know what triggered him to do what he did.” His cousin, Shanteya Dyson, said Tyler had been hospitalized during his time with the Marines, and was never happy there. The cousin said Tyler, whose father died when he was young, had not been the same since his mother died of cancer about five years ago. “That was his best friend. He was always a quiet guy. But he got more quiet. He really didn’t speak at all. He was just blank,” said the 26-year-old Dyson. “I
wish it didn’t turn out this way.” At the top of a Facebook page for a Terence Tyler who says he served in the Marines the same dates as the shooter has this slogan: “Be optimistic. All the people you hate are going to eventually die.” Tyler moved to an apartment near the Pathmark earlier this summer, neighbours said. Kaplan said he had worked for less than two weeks at the store. Tyler never served overseas, said Marine spokeswoman Capt. Kendra Motz.
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It seems I’m arriving late to the discussion about Red Deer’s foray into providing bike lanes to improve safety for people who choose to leave their cars at home for some of their daily commutes. The paint was barely dry on 55th Street last weekend and people were already sounding off over the waste of tax dollars for bike lanes that “nobody uses.” What did you expect, a lineup of cyclists behind the city crews champing for a mass start? Actually, it’s way too early for anyone to pronounce on the usefulness (or lack of it) of this project. We’ll all need time to see GREG the bike lanes project as part NEIMAN of a larger strategy for the city to adapt to a future where people choose alternate ways to move around and live their lives. The goal is to keep Red Deer a great place to live, not simply to be a city planned for the most efficient car commutes. It’s only been a week now since the lanes were laid on 55th Street, but because I live right beside it, I’ve ridden it a couple times already. From a cyclist’s point of view, the bike lanes do make the route safer to ride. Commentators decry the onset of gridlock on 55th when school begins (especially when school is out for the day). I, too, avoid that strip of asphalt whenever possible at these times. It’s not pleasant to drive, and without bike lanes, it’s suicide to ride. That’s why you’ll still see cyclists on the sidewalk even now, riding among pedestrians rather than take their lanes. It will take some time for everyone to change habits and expectations of their commutes. But that strip along 55th is part of a larger system. It connects (with a strange left turn) onto 48th Avenue, which has a bike lane through to the top of Spruce Drive Hill, designed to take cyclists left from there (with a different kind of left turn) clear through Mountview with safe passage all the way to the city’s eastern limits. It’s a freeway of sorts, a collector system designed for people to enter and exit from a wide swath of the eastern side of the city. It’s a safe route to ride downtown without needing to use the sidewalks. That was the plan, anyway. And we need to allow some time make the larger plan (safe, useful routes for everyone) to work. As a daily, year-round bike commuter for more than a decade, I know these bike lanes weren’t really made for me. Even though I’ve been asking for them for years. They are mostly for that growing middle group of people who would like the choice of a healthier, greener, less costly means of moving around in a modern city. People want — and in many cases, need— to use bikes beyond the simple enjoyment of a recreational ride on our beautiful hiking/biking trails. So we’re talking about three groups of people. There’s my group, those who ride daily anyway —
with or without bike lanes. There’s the group who wouldn’t get themselves on a bike, no way, not ever. And there’s the middle group of people who like to ride some of the time, and who would ride more, if only using the roads could be more useful, pleasant and safe. We all pay taxes, we are all entitled to healthy choices. There are lots of answers that would serve that large middle group. But we have limited dollars to spend, and this was the answer city planners came up with, in consultation with the community that was asking for answers. I’m not sure myself if 55th Street bike lanes are a good example of the answer. I drive that street frequently, and I shudder about some of the left-turn lanes on the route — and I feel for the owners of the Corner Store, if auto access to their business is affected by these changes.
But we all need to cool down a bit, and give this some time. No doubt, city personnel will be monitoring the after-school rush on 55th, and along 40th Avenue and on 39th Street. Plus, if people offer reasonable solutions, it will be easy and cheap to tweak the system. As a rider, I appreciate the near-universal politeness and consideration I see in Red Deer drivers. And I attempt to get through my commutes with a minimum of fuss, whether driving or cycling. But we haven’t reached the future yet, and the future indicates an increase in people choosing to walk or ride their bikes for their daily errands. Red Deer’s big enough to make room for all of us. Greg Neiman is a former Red Deer Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afghanistan: The underpants option “A defeatist position (in Afghani- is just as futile as all its previous stratstan) is not possible for us. We cannot egies. leave in our underpants ... or without Last year, a team of U.S. Army psyany.” chologists investigated the That was Mikhail Gornature of these grudges bachev addressing senior and quarrels, conducting Soviet officers in 1987, two interviews with dozens of years before the Soviets American and Afghan focus pulled out. groups. Two years before NATO Their report, A Crisis of pulls out, the same franTrust and Cultural Incomtic search is underway for patibility, concluded that something that could be the Afghan troops see the called a victory, or at least American soldiers as “a “peace with honour.” bunch of violent, reckless, Meanwhile, NATO solintrusive, arrogant, selfdiers die, together with serving, profane infidel GWYNNE many more Afghans. bullies hiding behind high DYER The French are smart: technology.” all their troops will be gone The U.S. troops, in refrom Afghanistan by the end turn, generally view their of this year. Afghan allies as “a bunch of The Canadians were even smarter: cowardly, incompetent, obtuse, thievalmost all their troops left last year. ing, complacent, lazy, pot-smoking, But the rest of the NATO countries treacherous and murderous radicals.” dumbly soldier on towards the schedThis does not constitute the foundauled departure date of 2014, even tion for a successful collaboration. though the situation is clearly spinning The view of the Afghan soldiers is out of control: one-quarter of the 48 more positive, despite all that, than the Western troops killed in Afghanistan civilian population’s attitude towards this August were murdered by Afghan the foreign forces. government soldiers. A poll conducted in late 2010 by the The most striking thing about these Afghan Centre for Socio-Economic Reso-called “green-on-blue” killings, ac- search reported that nearly 60 per cent cording to a 2011 Pentagon analysis of civilians wanted all the foreign solreported by Bloomberg, is that only 11 diers gone within a year. per cent of them are the result of infilForty per cent would still want the tration by the Taliban. foreigners out even if their departure Most of them are due to grudges or meant that the violence got worse. disputes between coalition and AfIn the main conflict areas, 40 per ghan army troops, which suggests that cent of the population believed that NATO’s current focus on training Af- roadside bombings and other attacks ghan forces to “stand up” on their own aimed at killing U.S. and other foreign
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forces were justified. And almost everybody hates and despises the gang of warlords and racketeers who make up the U.S.-backed government of Afghanistan. Yet less than 10 per cent of Afghans, according to the same poll, actually want to see the Taliban back in power. They are not being inconsistent. They just don’t buy the standard Western line that only the foreign occupation has kept the Taliban and their alleged al-Qaida allies from returning to power. There is some evidence that the Taliban themselves don’t really believe that either. They remember that even when a Taliban government ruled in Kabul in 1996-2001, they never succeeded in extending their authority to the northern parts of the country where the nonPashtun minorities live — and taken together, those minorities account for 60 per cent of the population. In an interview published in the New Statesman last month, a senior Taliban commander known as “Mawlvi” told Michael Semple, a former United Nations envoy to Kabul during the period of Taliban rule, that “the balance of power in the Afghan conflict is obvious. “It would take some kind of divine intervention for the Taliban to win this war.” The foreigners have lost their war, but the Taliban, still overwhelmingly Pashtun, will not be able to defeat all the other ethnic groups in the civil war that follows NATO’s departure. In fact, they won’t even do as well as they did in the similar civil war after
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the Soviet withdrawal in 1989: “The Taliban capturing Kabul is a very distant prospect,” Mawlvi said. He may be wrong about that. His assumption is that after the foreigners leave, the Afghan army, which is overwhelmingly recruited from the non-Pashtun groups, will break apart into the same Tajik, Uzbek and Hazara militias that thwarted the Taliban’s drive to control all of Afghanistan after the Soviets left. But those ethnic militias no longer exist, and their former commanders have grown fat and corrupt in the service of the foreigners. It might prove impossible to rebuild them fast enough to thwart a post-occupation drive by the Taliban to seize the whole country — although they would probably be unable to hold the nonPashtun areas in the long run. The Taliban have won their war against the foreign occupiers, but they probably won’t win a decisive victory in the civil war that follows. And the only remaining way that the foreigners could still influence the outcome would be to dump their puppet president, Hamid Karzai, and start rebuilding the ethnic militias now. They won’t do that, so their continued military presence over the next two years is irrelevant to the ultimate outcome. And public opinion in Afghanistan is turning against them so fast that they might still end up leaving without their underpants. Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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Fixing Canada’s manufacturing sector In appearing before the Canadian Auto Workers union, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney sought to explain why Canadian manufacturing is in trouble and what we need to do about it. He got the explanation largely right, but fell short on what we need to do for a strong manufacturing industry. As Carney explained, we are too dependent on the U.S. market, which looks like a slow-growth market, and we are not enterprising enough in pursuing the big growth markets of China, India, Brazil, Mexico and other emerging growth markets. Carney was also correct in arguing that we have to do a better job of adjusting to the DAVID “new globalization” where CRANE companies compete in stages of production — such as design, engineering or fabrication — rather than in sectors such as autos or aerospace. Poor productivity performance is also a major issue. But he acknowledged as well that our high Canadian dollar was also a factor in undermining the competitiveness of Canadian companies and our poor export growth. For manufacturing exports and, perhaps more importantly, future investment decisions, the rise in the value of the Canadian dollar clearly has a negative impact. Moreover, according to Carney, the under-performance of Canadian exports is expected to continue, not reaching their pre-recession peak until early 2014. This, he told the CAW, “reflects weak foreign demand and ongoing competitiveness challenges,
including the persistent strength of the Canadian dollar.” While Carney was right to emphasize the importance of sound monetary and fiscal policy, a healthy financial sector, elimination of inefficiencies in Canada to boost employment and profits, the importance of a highly skilled workforce and the need for Canadian companies to look beyond the U.S. market to emerging market economies for growth, this prescription is not sufficient for a healthy manufacturing sector. For example, a big problem for Canadian companies is that so many of them lack the scale and scope for aggressive global expansion. In the auto parts industry, for example, only a few Canadian companies are large enough to participate actively in markets in China, India, Brazil or elsewhere. A recent Canada-China report on mutual trade and investment opportunities outlined, for example, China’s enormous needs for clean technology and environmental goods and services. The problem, the report said, is that 93 per cent of the 10,000 Canadian firms active in clean tech are small and mid-size businesses: “Due to the preponderance of SMEs in this sector, the cleantech sector does not benefit from the economies of scale that would facilitate the commercialization of the solutions proposed. While these Canadian forms are inherently innovative and many hold proprietary technologies, their size sometimes proves to be an impediment to accessing the funding required for the commercialization of their novel technologies.” Likewise, the Canada-China study found, Canada has more than 7,600 machinery manufacturing establishments but more than half have fewer than 10 employees and 94 per cent have fewer than 100 employees. The reality is that Canadian multinational compa-
nies, such as Bombardier, Magna International and CAE, are already active in emerging market economies. But Canada has too few multinational corporations, in part because so many of our promising innovative companies are snapped up by foreign multinationals before they themselves have grown to global scope and scale. In may instances, this is because of a lack of patient or long-term capital from Canadian sources. Carney correctly stressed the importance of a financial system that “provides sustainably low-cost financing to businesses and consumers in the real economy so that we can grow output, jobs and incomes.” But if the financial system has little tolerance for risk it doesn’t matter how low financing costs are — and when it comes to growing our future Canadian multinationals, our financial system appears to be risk averse. Likewise, Carney failed to address the challenge of research and development and innovation, where Canadian companies in many sectors lag badly. As his U.S. counterpart, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, stressed in a major speech last year, “innovation and technological change are undoubtedly central to the growth process.” Carney’s failure to directly address the issue of innovation made his response to the CAW seriously incomplete. Carney is right that the solution is not to simply devalue the dollar. The challenge is to grow more innovative companies that have high rates of productivity growth, provide good jobs and can prosper in global markets with our higher dollar. Carney still needs to come up with better answers. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Neil Armstrong stepped into history on moon mission I was 14 when Neil Armstrong bitious plan to fulfil the dream of the stepped onto the lunar surface on July late president. 20 1969. The journey to the moon cost lives I had followed the space program — nothing of this magnitude would since the early 1960s become without a major risk. cause I was a kid who You strap astronauts onthrived on the unique bond to a pre-mixed bomb tube between a child’s imaginaand then you use the explotion and the actual NASA sion to propel them beyond world of rockets and outer the grip of Earth’s gravity space. directly into the great beBy the end of the ’60s, I yond of outer space. was old enough to underIt was a risky prospect in stand the enormous achievethe ’60s and it is still a highment that my family and I risk mode of transportation witnessed on our TV set durin the 21st century. ing the summer of ’69. Special heroes were reA modest man named quired to evolve the space JIM Neil Armstrong was now program from its infancy SUTHERLAND part of a long history of faand Armstrong was one of mous explorers and he had those heroes, albeit a quiet, trumped all of his succesunassuming hero before sors with one seemingly simand after his stroll into hisple act: he climbed down a ladder and tory. took a step. The untimely Jan. 27, 1967, death Except that he had taken his step on the launch pad of three of his on something other than Earth and he Apollo space program comrades was was the first human being in history to a harsh reminder of the high stakes set foot on extra-terrestrial soil. world of space programs, but it would All of my family members who wit- not diminish the resolve of anyone innessed this moment were privy to volved in the project, including Armsomething that was well beyond our strong. ability to comprehend — how 1960s He and his lunar travelling comspace travel engineering had managed panions would honour their fallen to put Armstrong on the moon — but comrades with a successful lunar we did understand that this man was landing because that was the goal of a destined to be one of the most famous president, all of NASA, and an entire men in history. world. Armstrong became the ultimate emThe lunar exploration effort may bodiment of a famous John F. Ken- have been born amidst the political nedy speech in which he stated that he heat of the Cold War, when two superwanted to land a man on the moon by powers jostled for global supremacy the end of the decade and it became and then took their fight into outer an 11th hour achievement for the am- space, but human beings are born to
explore new worlds, even if they are roughly 386,000 km (240,000 miles) away on the celestial map. The achievement of the first lunar landing in the summer of ’69 was much more than the politics of the era; it was a moment of greatness shared by an entire planet of human beings. The man of the hour stepped into the history books as our first extraterrestrial explorer and it was a role that he accepted along with the risks and inherent danger in his space mission. Armstrong turned out to be a quiet man who was reluctant to bask in the glow of his new fame. Instead, he sought to live a private life that was less Hollywood glitter and more midwest modest, because Armstrong did not like the spotlight of fame. It was a trait that made us admire him even more as the embodiment of a hero. This man had been a test pilot, a combat veteran in the Korean War,
and a man of science during his lifetime of high achievement. Armstrong had the heart of a warrior and the soul of a scientist, thus he was a leading candidate to help America fulfil its destiny in space. Ultimately, Armstrong was able to stay somewhat outside of the attendant spotlight fame of his achievement and that may have been one of the most difficult achievements in his storied personal history. I witnessed Armstrong walk on the moon and it still ranks among the biggest moments in my entire life. He fulfilled the hopes and dreams of a president, along with millions of people like me who were very young and impressionable in 1969. We needed a hero in that tumultuous decade and we found one in Neil Armstrong. Thank you, Neil, for all that you meant to us. Jim Sutherland is a local freelance writer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muddying the waters in a pool of controversy A large percentage of my readers (amounting to hair alone. And that was right around the time he two people in total) have recently suggested to me bought, er, got an Academy Award for his film about personally that I write a little blurb on the new bike global warming. Coincidence? lanes that have sprung up like hop scotch hieroSo how does this all relate to all those white lines, glyphics smack dab on our busiest streets. dots and squiggles on our local pavement, again? But since I tend to avoid “political,” Right, well, since humongous urban cen“hot button” or “sensible” topics, a little tres like Toronto and Vancouver have atblurb wouldn’t really be appropriate. tempted to introduce bicycle lanes into exSo I thought I’d blab instead of blurb. isting streets by painting white lines, many At the risk of beating a horse that big city wannabees have wanted their own many people have already laid to rest, asphalt graffiti. forgive me if I ‘join the fray’ and ‘weigh So they’ve created tiny spaces for biin,’ ‘step up to the plate,’ ‘add my two cycles to be thrown into the midst of the cents worth’ and ‘muddy the waters’ on throngs of serious traffic congestion inthis matter, which means that I actually fested with large and powerful motor vehihave a real topic for this week’s Hay’s cles changing lanes at random and at high Daze. speeds, and often running into things. Besides, pretty much everyone atAlso the massive bicycle lobby, made up tached to this venerable publication, of one or two very convincing cyclists, have HARLEY from my friend Jim Sutherland to Boss also managed to persuade local City Hall HAY Editor John Stewart to columnist Vesna fathers and mothers that we really really Higham, the wife of Doug the world’s need bicycles on the streets. greatest pharmacist, have jumped enYou can tell the bicycle lobby — they thusiastically into those muddy waters are the several peddlers wearing embarwithout life preservers already, so I figure, what the rassingly tight black cycling costumes zooming by on Hay? two-wheelers costing several thousands of dollars. Generally speaking, with many cities particularly Even in our eight-month winter, the same sevin the Western world moving toward clean-air al- eral are out there, trading their spandex for gore-tex, ternatives for transportation by encouraging such slip-sliding stubbornly through the snow in a dense quaint ideas as riding bicycles, roller blades, skate- cloud of frosty breath when it’s -20C. boards and — heaven forbid — walking, the push has Good on ’em, I say, they will live longer by being been on to shut off our emission-spewing vehicles in excellent physical shape, but not if bike lanes are and leave them to rust like the decaying ozone layer. plunked directly into the heart of darkness on alAnd speaking of ozone layers, wasn’t it just a few ready congested traffic-nightmare streets. short years ago that you couldn’t open a newspaper, Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for bicycles. I in fact turn on the TV or spray an aerosol can of anything at owned one of the snazziest bikes in the entire town all without hearing incessantly about the depleting (my opinion). It was a brand new shiny expensive ozone layer? Horsley’s Hardware special. Now it’s all about something else called ‘global As golden as a harvest sunset, a rare rig of TEN warming’ which takes place exclusively in the Oka- speeds sporting those curved racing handlebars that nagan, and according to elderly scientists is a direct look like rams horns only more uncomfortable to or indirect result of, or possibly related to the de- hang onto. pleting ozone. And hardly anyone says, “See, I told I rode that bike constantly on pretty much every you so.” single street in town with nary a care, nary a helmet Maybe it’s because there is really no such thing and especially nary a bike lane. Of course, it was a as an ozone layer per se, because it would have been different world then, when traffic jams here were as AWOL long ago purely from the spray on Al Gore’s rare as a five-year Hollywood marriage.
The next summer, my friend John and I completely stripped that shiny golden bike, painted it flat black, made it into one gear and put ape-hanger handle bars on it. Effectively reducing its once high value to zero and raising its coolness factor significantly. (My Mom and Dad, who fronted most of the coin for the golden 10-speed, funnily enough, didn’t seem to agree.) Therefore, as an obviously historically significant participant in the bicycle milieu, let me venture forth a subtle yet humble observation: the new bike lanes on high volume streets suck. In the past week or so, I have personally witnessed several ironic and scary scenarios unfold in and around the snakes and ladders of the white lines. One typical example: at the bottom of one of the busiest hills, I was waiting for the light at the intersection, when a brave soul in a dark grey shirt and jeans that blended in perfectly with the pavement started up the road on roller blades. Instead of taking the nice wide, safe and virtually empty sidewalk on the other side of the street, he figured he’d give the new lame (sorry, lane — Freudian slip) a go. I can assure you he was at least 10 years older by the time he somehow reached the top. The first car to turn up the hill, apparently unaware of the white lines, missed him by a coat of car paint, then the mirror of a truck whizzed by his head even closer. By the time I passed him, I was hugging the centre line and I was still close enough to clearly see his frantic face. He was obviously freaked and frazzled to the point of promising the universe if he ever got to the top in one piece he would never ever set a rollerbladed foot in one of the bike lanes ever again. But actually all of this has got me thinking of getting a nice bike. Turns out, you can ride from one end of the city to the other by pedaling on lovely paved paths through the parks. In fact, we’ve been long known for those trails. What a concept. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.
A8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 ments will be considered for second and third readings by both councils. The two councils directed the administrations to work together to develop amendments to the plan following a review in September 2011. Some of the amendments include removal of the plan’s expiration date and the development of a formula to guide future annexations. More information is available at www.reddeer.ca or www.rdcounty.ca, or contact the city at 403-309-8545 or the county at 403-350-2157.
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ished by winter. The building was designed to meet the fire department’s needs for the next 50 years.
Fatality inquiry set The fatality inquiry into the death of a Stettler man who drove head-on into an oncoming truck on a highway is scheduled for June 19, 2013, in Drumheller provincial court. On May 5, 2007, Craig Christians, 43, of Stettler was driving on a highway in his taxi cab when he failed to make a slight turn and drove into an oncoming truck. The inquiry is intended to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths, including the cause, manner and the identity of the deceased.
Local humanitarian causes will be supported at this year’s City Red Deer Earthdance at City Hall Park. To promote peace, diversity and environmental causes, people will unite for Earthdance on Sept. 22. Bentley will be getting a new fire The theme for this year’s Earthdance is Honouring Women in the Evo- hall. Lacombe County has agreed to lution of Humankind. All Earthdance cover half the cost of the project that is events will focus on causes that work expected to cost $1.86 million. to promote gender equality. The fire hall will have space for Organizers have scheduled community yoga at 3 p.m. and are encouraging six vehicles and will include offices, A case involving a former Innisfail work rooms, bunker gear storage and people to bring their mats. financial advisor accused in the bomba training and lounge room that can At 4 p.m., the event will feature a ing death of a young mother returns to double as an emergency operations drum circle with a prayer for peace to Red Deer provincial court on Sept. 19. centre. follow at 5 p.m. The prayer for peace An agent for the defence lawyer It is expected the project will will be spoken at the same time by representing Brian Malley appeared go to tender in early 2013 and the thousands of people around the world. in court on Wednesday to request an 7,680-square-foot fire hall will be finAt 5:15 p.m., there will be a presentation by Lorinda Stewart, mother of Amanda Lindhout ALL STORES OPEN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 and spokesperson for the Global Enrichment Foundation’s Somali Women’s Scholarship Fund. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Then at 6 to 7:30 p.m., there will be an all-ages dance party at the Hub on Ross, featuring the band Underside Pattern. All activities are free but donations will be accepted for the Global Enrichment Foundation and for magsparks — an initiative of the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery that provides art-making opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.
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adjournment, saying more time was needed to review case material. Malley, 55, is charged with firstdegree murder in the bombing death of Victoria Shachtay, 23, who died in November 2011. He also faces charges of causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death and sending an explosive device. Malley was released in June on $10,000 cash bail after appearing in an Edmonton courthouse.
Bridge work extended Drivers will continue to face delays due to construction that has been extended an extra two weeks on Red Deer Deer’s Gaetz Avenue bridge, southbound over the Red Deer River. The current construction phase was originally supposed to wrap on Oct. 15 but will continue until Nov. 1. Single lane closures are in effect to facilitate work on the barriers and to provide construction access for repairs to one of the concrete piers in the river below the bridge. Sidewalk closures will also be in effect over the coming weeks as a concrete overlay is placed on the sidewalk.
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Lacombe County is holding off on a major project to fix drainage problems in Birch Bay until next year. Drainage has been a hot topic in the Gull Lake community for years and the county commissioned a study that recommended rearlot ditches be dug to carry off water. The project was tendered in the spring with the lowest bid coming in at $858,935, well above the estimate of $574,000. Given the cost of the project and the question of who should pay, council decided to hold a public meeting on July 16. Residents proposed a number of changes to the drainage plan that had already been tendered. There were also concerns raised about the number of trees that would be lost to make way for the new drainage ditch. Council opted last week to delay the project until next year and look at incorporating some of the residents’ suggestions into the final design. In the meantime, some drainage work along Secondary Hwy 771 will go ahead and council directed staff to do some minor work on existing drainage ditches in Birch Bay. The county gets numerous complaints about drainage problems every year in the subdivision. Common concerns including standing water on county-owned reserves, flooded basements and submerged walkways to the lake. Birch Bay is on the northwest end of Gull Lake.
City, county discuss plan City and county residents are invited to have their say on the proposed changes to the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) in two public information sessions, with the first on Wednesday. Red Deer city and county staff will be on hand to discuss the proposed amendments. The meeting runs from 4 to 7 30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites (130-37400 Hwy 2, Red Deer County). Next up is a joint public hearing hosted by both councils on Sept. 10 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel (3310 50th Ave.). Those residents affected by the IDP amendments will have a chance to speak to both councils. Following the public hearing, the IDP amend-
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Hunting for nature’s artwork on the beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast
t is an hour before low tide and Captiva Island’s serious shellers are already hard at work. They aren’t standing on the beach with the rest of us, though. They’re in the water with snorkels and masks on — scoring the best shells before they ever wash up on shoe. Their biggest challenge will be making sure the shells are not still occupied, because it is illegal to remove “live shells” from Florida beaches. Seashells are an example of nature’s most beautiful art and few people who walk along a stretch of beach can resist picking up a beautiful shell that has washed DEBBIE up at their feet. Serious OLSEN shellers not only find unique shells, they identify them, display them and learn about the sea creatures that once occupied them. The quest to discover unique and beautiful sea shells can become such a passion for collectors that they are willing to make pilgrimages to far-flung beaches known to receive a particularly abundant booty from shell laden ocean currents. To that end, most serious shellers eventually find their way to the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf coast, because the tiny islands of Captiva and Sanibel are considered by many experts to have the best shelling beaches in North America. The reason these beaches are so carpeted with shells comes from their east-west orientation and from a surrounding broad underwater shelf that helps capture and preserve fragile shells.
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Top: Most serious shellers eventually find their way to the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf coast, because the tiny islands of Captiva and Sanibel are considered by many experts to have the best shelling beaches in North America. Right: There is no need for last names on Captiva’s sign post. Above: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has delightful displays of shells from around the world (www.shellmuseum.org). The display above was a reminder that the Calusa Indians were the island’s first shellers.
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Guidebook highlights activities for kids BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO â€” Hereâ€™s a bit of information that kids visiting London, England, might like to know: the skull-andcrossbones sculptures at St. Nicholasâ€™ Church in the cityâ€™s southeastern Deptford district have inspired pirates around the world. Also, the worldâ€™s first Valentineâ€™s Day card was sent in 1415 by a prisoner languishing in the Tower of London. And the sandwich got its name after the eponymous Lord Sandwich supposedly ate one in Covent Garden in 1762. The â€œfun factsâ€? are included in â€œWannabee in London ... With Me,â€? a new kidsâ€™ guidebook to the city by Laura Konkel, 21, of Toronto. Konkel wrote the book in her spare time while studying for her masterâ€™s degree in international relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, from which she made numerous trips south to the British capital. â€œI think London is a fabulous city for kids to visit,â€? she says. â€œI think it can also be a bit of an overwhelming city if you donâ€™t know where to take your kids.â€? Sometimes itâ€™s a matter of knowing about attractions
LONDON, ENGLAND geared for all ages, like the London Eye ferris wheel on the River Thames. But Konkel says it can also mean discovering the kid-friendly parts of an otherwise adult-oriented attraction, such as Damien Hirstâ€™s butterfly-themed art displayed this summer at the Tate Modern gallery. Konkel is donating all the profits from the book (published by Whoof Publishing in both e-book and paper formats) to childrenâ€™s charities, including a school in Lusaka, Zambia, which she visited as a teen to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. The British High Commission in Ottawa is making the book available for free to children across Canada working on school projects about London, and Air Canada has put it up for sale ($5.99) on its eboutique. Konkel, meanwhile, is in discussions with a hotel chain interested in seeing â€œWannabeeâ€? spinoffs centred on cities around the world. Sheâ€™s also getting ready to start work at Kingâ€™s College London on her second masterâ€™s degree, focusing on intelligence and international security, and is aiming for a career in inter-
national law. â€œAs of right now Iâ€™m not planning on becoming an author.â€? Her other recent writing project is about as distant from kid-lit as can be imagined: an MA dissertation on whether Canadian counterterrorism measures infringe on human rights. Here are some of the London sights Konkel highlights in her book: Museums: Cutty Sark Museum, a clipper ship docked at King William Walk, Greenwich; Natural History Museum, with some of the rarest animals that ever roamed the planet; the Cartoon Museum, with cartoons from the 18th century onward. Tours: A boat cruise through historic Regentâ€™s Canal; a bus tour pointing out locations used in the Harry Potter films. Shopping: Hamleys toy emporium. Entertainment: Puppet Theatre Barge, with marionette shows on the water; Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf, offering mini-golf with a dinosaur theme. Play: Diana Memorial Playground at Kensington Gardens.
The parkâ€™s Hurricane Harbor, a stand-alone park with a separate admission price, will also add Big Wave Racer, a massive new water slide ride. Siebeneicher would not say how much the publicly traded company is spending.
New Jerseyâ€™s 6 Flags Great Adventure adding safari, water ride in 2013
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Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey is combining its animal safari with its amusement park into a single attraction, the company said Thursday. The drive-thru safari in Jackson Township, about 50 miles southwest of New York City, is ending Sept. 30. Next year, guests will be driven through a revamped safari area on park-provided openair vehicles. The current Wild Safari attraction will undergo a massive renovation after it closes its gates for the 2012 season this fall. There will be a redesign of various simulated natural habitats and the creation of Camp Aventura, the main stop along the off-road excursion. One of the main differences between the current drivethru safari and next yearâ€™s attraction will be the ability to see some of the more popular animals more closely, park spokeswoman Kristin Siebeneicher said. Siebeneicher said the largest theme park in the world currently is Disneyâ€™s Animal Kingdom, one of four theme parks in Disney World, at 500 acres. Six Flags Great Adventure will be 510, she said.
HONOLULU â€” A flight attendant is landing in the Guinness World Records book after spending 63 years moving about the cabin. Ron Akana, 83, worked his last route over the weekend on a United Airlines flight from Denver to Kauai, ending his career in the state where it began. Hawaii, however, wasnâ€™t his final stop. His destination was retirement in Boulder, Colo., where he has been living since 2002 to be closer to his grandchildren. He spent his first few days of retirement writing thank-you notes to well-wishers. â€œI wasnâ€™t expecting this much attention,â€? he said Tuesday. Akana joined the airline while a student at the University of Hawaii in 1949, when friends spotted a newspaper ad. â€œWe didnâ€™t even know what a flight steward was,â€? he recalled. â€œBut it meant getting to the mainland, which was a huge deal in those days. â€œIt seemed pretty exciting and it proved to be more than that,â€? he said. And so he became one of Unitedâ€™s first male flight attendants. â€œWe just liked working with girls,â€? he said. low water just off shore, but always make sure a shell is empty before you take it home. â—? Remember, the early bird gets the worm and early shellers get the best shells. Shelling at low tide early in the morning can help you get the good shells before other beachcombers get a chance to clear them out. â—? Clean your catch by soaking in a 50/50 solution of water and bleach for a few hours or overnight. Use a pick or toothbrush to remove barnacles or other matter. Shells can be rubbed with mineral oil to make them shine.
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SHELLS: Check whatâ€™s inside The islands are actually made of shells that have built up over thousands of years. On Captiva Island, shelling has become such a popular pastime that some hotel rooms come equipped with special sinks and worktables to assist with sorting and cleaning the many shells that wash up from the Gulf of Mexico. As I watch people scouring the shallow waters for shells with their snorkel gear, I canâ€™t help feeling a twinge of regret at having left my own snorkel equipment behind. I figured shelling was something you did on dry land, but it is clear that there is more to this hobby than I anticipated. I walk down the beach poking around bits of seaweed and shells left behind at the high tide line and practise what locals call the island â€œstoopâ€? as I bend over to pick up and examine shells that particularly catch my eye. I am fairly certain that I would develop a permanent stoop if I put down roots in this part of Florida. When my back is tired from the constant bending, I wander a few metres into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is then that I spot my prize â€” a large lightening whelk shell. The shell is common on Captiva Island, but this one is particularly beautiful, large and fully intact. Since it is in the water, I carefully pick it up and check to see if there is a mollusc inside. Lucky for me, no one is home. My souvenir from the sea not only reminds me of a great day on a beautiful beach; its fragile beauty reminds me that nature produces the greatest art works of all.
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â—? Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum â€” Delightful displays of shells from around the world. (www.shellmuseum.org) â—? J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge â€” Consider renting a kayak or taking a guided kayak tour through this 6,400-acre refuge that is one of the top spots for bird watching in the United States. (http://www.fws.gov/ dingdarling) â—? Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) â€” Learn about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation at the Healing Winds Visitor Edu-
best sea shells â—? Shelling is best in the hours immediately before or after a low tide. (Tides are even lower around the full and new moons.) You can check for tide charts for your destination on the Internet or
â—? The closest airport to Sanibel and Captiva Islands is the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, and there are several airlines that offer service from Alberta to this part of Florida. â—? There are many different accommodations on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We stayed in the â€™Tween Waters Inn (www.tween-waters.com). Rates start at US$165 per room per night and include breakfast. The resort is an excellent choice for families and rooms range from standard hotel rooms to three-bedroom cottages with full kitchens. Rates vary depending on the size of the room and the dates of travel. â—? For more information on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, visit the official tourism website for the destination area at www.FortMyersSanibel.com. Debbie Olsen is a Lacombebased freelance writer. If you have a travel story you would like to share or know someone with an interesting travel story who we might interview, please email: DOGO@telusplanet.net or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.
cation Center. (www.crowclinic.org) â—? Andy Rosse Lane â€” With art galleries, restaurants, shops and bed and breakfasts, this area is the hub of Captiva Island. Be sure to visit The Bubble Room restaurant, a crazy eclectic restaurant that is noted for both its dĂŠcor and its desserts. (www.bubbleroomrestaurant.com) â—? Jensenâ€™s Marina â€” This marina is a great spot to see manatee right from the shore or the dock. (http://jensen-captiva.com/marinaservices.htm)
in the local newspaper. â—? Bad weather is a shell collectorâ€™s friend. Storms often bring in an abundance of shells, so itâ€™s a good idea to go shelling right after a storm. â—? Be sure to bring a bucket, net bag and scoop, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. â—? Always check the high
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The fish hatchery in Valdez, Alaska, is a great place to spot bears.
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Above: A black bear takes advantage of the pink salmon returning to spawn. Below: The abundance of easy food means coastal bears are often bigger than bears found further inland. page, especially if you like road trips. Some of my suggestions for watching bears in late summer or fall are: ● Visit the fish hatchery in Valdez, Alaska. Black and grizzly bears gorge on the pink salmon that return each August. Viewing is from the roadside so watch out for cars as well as bears. Valdez is a day’s drive from Anchorage or a few hours side-trip off the Alaska Hwy. ● Take a boat tour to Knight Inlet from Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island. Tide Rip Tours will whisk you by jet boat to Knight Inlet and transfer you to a flat-bottom boat that will have you metres from the big grizzlies. My heart was pounding as I sat relatively exposed in one of the boats near the bears, but the guides said as long as you stay in the boat, the bears do not see you as a food source. Point taken! ● Drive up the Stewart Cassiar Hwy in northern B.C. Just across the Ca-
and you can too! If you go, remember to follow good wildlife watching practices: ● At official sites, follow instructions for bear watching. ● If stopped on a roadside, do not get too close to the bears, especially on foot. ● Never feed a bear. ● Speak softly to avoid disturbing the bears. Carol Patterson has been speaking and writing about nature tourism and emerging destinations for two decades. When she isn’t travelling for work, she is travelling for fun. More of Carol’s adventures can be found at www.naturetravelgal.com.
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Imagine a diet that lets you eat thousands of calories every day for several weeks. The thought probably makes you smile. However, you would not like to hear that the feast is followed by a six-month fast, but that is reality for a bear. In late summer, bears start a search for food that outdoes any chocoholic searching for a sugar boost. With only a few weeks to add weight for hibernation, and possibly gestation, bears chow down on berries and insects, and for those lucky enough to live near spawning grounds, salmon. Watching bears fishing will have you reaching for your camera (assuming you are in a safe place). With an ample food supply, even grizzly bears will tolerate each other’s presence so it is possible to see several bears sharing a fishing hole. Tourists can snap photos as bears swat fish out of water like a Sylvan Lake camper obliterating mosquitoes in May. The best places to see bears fishing are, not surprisingly, the most expensive. A trip to the wellknown Brooks Falls or McNeil River Sanctuary in Katmai National Park, Alaska, can set you back several thousand dollars. For many photographers and nature lovers, a trip to see grizzlies fighting for salmon is on their bucket list. Unfortunately, the high cost of organized tours means it often stays there. But there are more affordable holidays options to get bear viewing off your bucket list and onto your Facebook
nadian border at Stewart is the small, almost ghost-town of Hyder, Alaska, and the Fish Creek Viewing Area. Thanks to clever architectural design, you can watch safely from a few metres away as both black and grizzly bears fish for salmon. Best time to visit is August. Although you will find yourself surrounded by serious photographers at these sites and it can be easy to be swept away in the photo frenzy, remember to take time to just watch the bears. As a ranger unlocked the viewing platform at Hyder’s Fish Creek Viewing Area for me, he said, “There is a bear shadow at the end of the viewing platform.” Scurrying through the predawn darkness, I watched the biggest, darkest grizzly bear I have seen emerge from the bush. I learned later this was Dogbear, a magnificent male approximately 15-years-old. Thanks to the architects who placed the walkway high enough to avoid disturbing the bears, I was able to walk parallel to the grizzly as he searched the stream for salmon and close enough to hear the crunch of salmon bones in his jaws. Kevin Costner may have walked with wolves, but for a few minutes I walked with grizzlies,
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PETTITTE BACK ON THE MOUND NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte threw off a mound Friday for the first time since going on the disabled list June 28 with a broken left ankle. Pettitte said he felt really good while making about 20 pitches before New York’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The 40-year-old left-hander is trying to return before the end of the regular season so he could be included in a potential playoff rotation. “If I go backwards, there’s no way I can get ready,” said Pettitte, who had a setback in July during his rehabilitation. “I’m going to try to be as cautious as I can.” The three-time AllStar, baseball’s career leader in post-season wins (19) and starts (42), is scheduled to be examined Saturday by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. “Tomorrow’s a big day as far as him telling me how much we can look forward,” Pettitte said. “You could tell I was getting a little paranoid about how this thing was going to feel.” Pettitte has been sidelined since he was hit by a line drive June 27 against Cleveland. His ankle swelled up last month in Seattle while he was trying to rehab, delaying his recovery.
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BY CHRIS JOHNSTON THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK — Labour peace appears to remain elusive for the NHL. Collective bargaining negotiations between the league and NHL Players’ Association were placed on hold Friday, leaving the sport on course for its fourth work stoppage in the past two decades. With a Sept. 15 deadline looming for a lockout, the sides have a sizable gap to make up and no scheduled meetings. “We’ll be prepared to resume when they are,” said Donald Fehr, the NHLPA’s executive director. “Hopefully, that won’t be too long.” Gary Bettman made it clear that he believes it is up to the union to make the next move. The NHL commissioner was expecting Fehr to table a counter-proposal on Friday, but instead was presented with a series of alternative options that could be applied to the fourth year of the NHLPA’s original offer. That prompted Bettman to conclude that a week which began with promise ended in “disappointment.” On Tuesday, the NHL presented a proposal for a six-year deal that would see players receive 46 per cent of revenues — a US$460-million improvement from its initial offer of 43 per cent. However, the union argued that negotiations should instead be measured from the current position of 57 per cent. Bettman felt the NHLPA had “stonewalled” the process by failing to produce a counter-proposal and indicated that they would need to be ready to do that for talks to resume. “Somebody needs to be in a position to offer or say something new,” said Bettman. “And considering that we made such a large move on Tuesday, to have gotten the response that we got is disappointing. “We’re not in a position to go back and offer more and negotiate against ourselves.” Fehr said either side could restart talks and that he expected neither “would stand on ceremony.” He and other NHLPA staff plan to remain in New York for the next two weeks in the event bargaining sessions resume. If a new deal isn’t reached by Sept. 15, the league will lock out the players — something it did in 1994 and again in 2004-05, when it became the first North American sports league to lose an entire season to a labour dispute. The NHLPA staged a 10-day strike prior to the 1992 playoffs. Both Fehr and Bettman referenced the
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Donald Fehr, Executive Director of the NHPLA, speaks with the press following talks with the NHL in Toronto on Thursday. Fehr says that collective bargaining talks with the league are ”recessed.” The executive director of the NHL Players’ Association said the NHL requested the hiatus after the union presented its latest proposal. sport’s troubled history on Friday while making strong statements about the status of the current talks. “We’re looking for labour peace, we don’t like going through this process,” said Bettman. “It’s not fun for anybody.” The sides have been unable to find agreement on the amount of money players will be paid next season. The owners want to see an immediate reduction — the NHL’s latest offer would result in 19 per cent less being paid out — while the players are unwilling to have the overall pool drop from the $1.87 billion they received in 2011-12. With the league currently posting record revenues, Fehr said “the players’ overall feeling is they are not prepared to, and don’t feel it’s appropriate to, see an absolute further reduction in their aggregate salaries.”
Beyond those fundamental economic issues, there is a struggle to find common ground on the process. The league is pushing for a longer-term agreement while the union favours a short one. Bettman also remains steadfast about the fact they must settle the financial framework before other topics are tackled. However, Fehr requested Friday that talks continue on secondary issues even with the main discussion now on hiatus. With so little agreement to be found — and time beginning to run short — Bettman suggested that the union might be intentionally slowing down the process as a negotiating tactic. “Maybe the strategy was to get the world mad at us because (we’ve said) there’s going to be a lockout (without a new deal by Sept. 15),” said Bettman.
Whitaker, Calvillo tame Lions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal 30 B.C. 25 MONTREAL — Another career milestone for Anthony Calvillo helped Montreal emerge victorious in a game between the CFL’s two best teams. Calvillo threw over 300 yards for a league-record eighth straight game and Brandon Whitaker had three touchdowns as the Alouettes held on to defeat the B.C. Lions 30-25 on Friday night. The 40-year-old Calvillo completed 19 of 31 passes for 321 yards to break the record he shared with Doug Flutie. “That’s pretty cool to just say that there’s only one on top,” Calvillo said. “At the end of the day, it’s something that I’m always going to reflect on but it’s just fun to get this huge victory.” Whitaker put the Alouettes ahead for good on a two-yard run at 3:57 of the fourth quarter after catching a pair of touchdown passes from Calvillo earlier in the game. “B.C.’s got a great defensive line and I’ve got the best offensive line in the game, so it was a battle and we got just enough yards to get where we needed to go,” Whitaker said. “As long as we got a W on our record, that’s all that matters.” Montreal’s Billy Parker batted down B.C. quarterback Travis Lulay’s third-down pass attempt from the 10-yard line as time expired in the final quarter. “We’ve had two or three games like that, that come down to the end of the game,” Whitaker said. “It’s stressful, but that’s the CFL for you. And when you’ve got two good teams playing against each other, that’s what you should expect.”
NHL Baltimore 6 N.Y.Y.
‘. . . THE PLAYERS’ OVERALL FEELING IS THEY ARE NOT PREPARED TO . . . SEE AN ABSOLUTE FURTHER REDUCTION IN THEIR AGGREGATE SALARIES.’
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Montreal Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo sets up a play during second half CFL football action against the B.C. Lions in Montreal, Friday. Montreal won its fourth in a row to improve to 6-3, first in the East Division. The Lions, who lead the West at 6-3, ended a four-game winning streak. B.C. will host the Alouettes next Saturday at BC Place. “Any time you lose to a team you always want to get right back out on the field and redeem yourself,” Lulay said. “You don’t often get that opportunity and we do this
week. So that’s how we have to view it, as an opportunity to go home and get right back in the saddle and find a way to overcome the play that we didn’t make tonight.” Arland Bruce III caught his second touchdown pass of the game to put the Lions up 25-24 at 6:28 of the fourth quarter. Lulay found Bruce alone in the back of the end zone for a seven-yard strike to cap a 56-yard drive that gave B.C. its first lead of the game. “You know it’s going to be a hard-fought game and you almost expect it to come down to the wire like that,” Lulay said. “I think it was a great job by us. We were down at half-time and we came back to take the lead and make it a new football game. You’ve got to believe that if you get three chances inside the 10-yard line you’ve got to find a way to get that done, and that’s not to discredit them. That’s just what you have to believe as an offence.” Lulay finished the game with 275 yards passing and two TDs. His first touchdown pass to Bruce late in the first quarter extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 20. “Any time you do something like that, obviously you’re not doing that by yourself,” Lulay said. “That’s a reflection of some pretty consistent offence over a period of time, being able to score at least one touchdown in every game, let alone it being a passing touchdown. “So that is a positive sign but we’re fighting to win football games. It’s not like we’re trying to keep the streak alive. That’s a streak that is kind of a byproduct of just trying to put points on the board.”
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British teen beats another Grand Slam winner at U.S. Open BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Laura Robson dissolved into giggles at a reference to British boy band One Direction. Yes, she’s definitely 18. She also has beaten two former Grand Slam champions at the U.S. Open, and will face another in her next match. The British teen beat 2011 French Open winner Li Na in the third round Friday, two days after she ended the career of fourtime major champ Kim Clijsters. Next up: Sam Stosur, who happens to be the defending champion. “I have had a fairly tough draw, haven’t I?” Robson said with the smile of a player
racking up confidence. Ranked 89th, Robson had never been past the second round of a major tournament or knocked off a top 10 opponent before this year’s Open. Now she’s done both, after eliminating the ninth-seeded Li 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2. Robson put her hands to her head in Ican’t-believe-this joy after the Chinese star returned her serve long on the final point. “I have had lots of tough matches against some very experienced opponents, so the way that I see it, it was time to start winning a few of them,” Robson said. Stretching before the match, Robson noticed a tweet from English soccer star Wayne Rooney wishing her luck. Except he called her “Laura Robinson.” Rooney
later faulted predictive text for the gaffe, which didn’t seem to dent Robson’s selfassurance. “Can you blame that on predictive text, though?” she joked. “I’m not so sure.” Following her from the stands Friday was British actor James Corden. “I spotted him midway, like, first set, and then spent the rest of the time trying not to wave,” Robson said. She also showed poise after failing to close out the match in the second-set tiebreaker, then overcoming two incorrect calls in the third set where she had to replay points she would’ve won if the initial ruling had been right.
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Canada’s Summer Ashley Mortimer celebrates winning gold in the women’s 50m Freestyle S10 final at the 2012 Paralympics Friday in London.
Canada captures more hardware in the pool BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON — Canada continued to pile up the hardware in the pool on Day 2 of the London Paralympics.
Hamilton’s Summer Mortimer set a world record in the women’s S10 50-metre freestyle event Friday, highlighting a three-medal performance from Canada’s swimmers. Mortimer won her second medal of the games, taking gold in the S10 50-metre freestyle in 28.10 sec-
onds. Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand was second in 28.24 while Elodie Lorandi of France was third in 28.67. The S10 classification is defined as minimal physical impairment. Mortimer broke most of the bones in her feet in a trampoline accident in 2008. “It hasn’t hit me yet that I won gold,” Mortimer said. “It’s surreal. It’s great I couldn’t be happier. I wanted this race, I was mad at anybody who was going to try and take it from me. That worked. Pure hardcore determination.” Her victory comes a day after fellow Canadian Benoit Huot also won gold in the pool in worldrecord time. He finished the men’s S10 200-metre individual medley in two minutes 10.01 seconds to earn Canada’s first gold of the Games. Mortimer won a silver in the women’s 200 IM on Thursday. Meanwhile, Calgary’s Brianna Nelson captured a silver medal Friday in the women’s S7 50-metre butterfly while Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge, B.C., took silver in the men’s S10 50 freestyle. Nelson, who was seeded 10th entering the race, finished in a time of 36.03 seconds. Australian Jacqueline Freney won the gold in 35.16. “It feels really good,” Nelson said. “I wasn’t expecting that at all, in any event. The strategy was just to go and not think of anything. Spin the arms and just kick and go. This is really overwhelming.” Stein raced to silver in 23.58 while Andre Brasil of Brazil won gold in a world-record time of 23.16. “First Paralympics, can’t ask for more,” Stein said. “I tried to stick with Andre. He is an amazing swimmer. I went a lot faster than I thought I was going to go. The goal was to go 23.9 at the Games and to go 23.5: nothing but good news.” Canada added a bronze on the track, as Virginia McLachlan of Windsor, Ont., finished third in the women’s T35 200 metres in a time of 34.31 seconds. The classification is for athletes who suffer from cerebral palsy but are able to run unassisted. Liu Ping of China took gold in 32.72 seconds while Italy’s Oxana Corso won silver in 33.68 seconds. In men’s wheelchair basketball, Edmonton-born Patrick Anderson had a triple-double as Canada defeated Britain 70-54. Anderson had game highs in points (29), assists (10) and rebounds (14). Canada led by just five points at halftime, but outscored Britain 18-7 in the third quarter to pull away. Canada (2-0) faces Poland on Saturday. The women’s basketball, the Netherlands had an early 18-point run and defeated Canada 70-59. Vancouver’s Janet McLachlan led Canada with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Canada (1-1) will face Australia on Saturday.
Morrow lifts Jays to third straight win over slumping Rays BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 1 TORONTO — Right-hander Brandon Morrow allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and Moises Sierra and Edwin Encarnacion each homered as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday. Sierra helped the Blue Jays earn their third straight win when he threw out pinch-runner Elliot Johnson at home plate for the final out. It was the second start for Morrow since coming off the disabled list last Saturday when he took the loss at Baltimore after pitching 4 2/3 innings. He allowed eight hits, including a home run by Desmond Jennings, and one walk while striking out five to gain his first win since June 6 against the Chicago White Sox. Morrow injured his left oblique muscle nine pitches into his start against the Washington Nationals on June 11. Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his 19th save as the Blue Jays (60-71) won three straight for the first time since July 26-28. The struggling Rays (71-61) have lost six of their past seven games. Rays’ right-hander Jeremy Hellickson allowed four hits, including two home runs, and one walk while striking out three in six innings. Jeff Keppinger singled to begin the ninth off Casey Janssen and was replaced by Johnson, who moved to second on Luke Scott’s flyball. Ryan Roberts struck out looking before pinch-hitter Carlos Pena singled to right. But Sierra made a hard throw to catcher Jeff Mathis, who blocked the plate and tagged out Johnson to end the game. Another key play came in the second inning when Rajai Davis threw out Matt Joyce at the plate to keep the Rays off the board for the 11 consecutive innings
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CFL: McCallum kicked three field goals Victor Anderson scored on a five-yard run late in the third quarter for Montreal. Lions slotback Geroy Simon left the game with a hamstring injury. He did not return for the second half. The reigning Grey Cup champions stomped Montreal 43-1 in the last meeting between the two teams. The Lions sacked Calvillo four times in the lopsided Oct. 29 contest in Vancouver. B.C.’s Paul McCallum kicked three field goals on Friday, including a pair in the third quarter to draw the Lions even at 17-17. Calvillo completed four passes in a row to account for all 75 yards on the Alouettes’ opening scoring drive. S.J. Green helped rack up 50 of those yards when he caught Calvillo’s short pass and broke downfield. Calvillo and Whitaker connected on a 12-yard passing play for the opening touchdown 2:16 in. Bruce scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass to tie it at 7 late in the first quarter. It was Lulay’s 20th consecutive game with a touchdown pass. Whitaker’s second touchdown reception of the game 10:10 into the second quarter was his fifth as a receiver this season. NOTES: Lions general manager Wally Buono joined three of his former Alouettes teammates during a pre-game ceremony honouring Montreal’s 1977 Grey Cup champions. Gordon Judges, Glen Weir and Gabriel Gregoire were also on hand wearing throwback Alouettes jerseys.
ROBSON: Career just getting started With a break point on Li’s serve at 2-2 in the final set, Robson’s return clipped the baseline and Li hit the ball wide. But the line judge called Robson’s shot out and, after a review overturned it, Robson lost the replayed point. Li won the next point as well
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Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher Brandon Morrow pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during first inning MLB action in Toronto, Friday. in the series. Joyce led off with a walk and took second on a single by Keppinger. Roberts single to left and Davis to earn game point. But with the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring its support, Robson rallied back to get the break. “I was a little bit annoyed. But that’s what happens from time to time, so you’ve got to deal with it,” she said. “I think being a little bit annoyed seemed to help me, seeing as I broke the first game then I held serve the next time it happened.” On Wednesday, Robson ended Clijsters’ career, winning both sets in tiebreakers in the second round against the 23rd-seeded Belgian. Robson’s career might now be really getting started. She became the next great British hope when she captured the 2008 Wimbledon girls’ title at age 14. Four years later, injury-free for the first time in a while, she seems to be reaching that potential, the youngest woman ranked in the top 100. “I’m only 18, so if I was that negative a year ago, then who knows what I’m going to be like in a few years,” Robson said, referring to whether she ever doubted her future. “But, no, I have always thought that I can play with the top girls. Whenever I’ve practised with, you know, Caroline or Maria, I’ve always felt that the level was there. It was just taking that onto the match court and keeping the level up for the whole match.” And she became the first British woman to make the fourth round at a Grand Slam event since Sam Smith at Wimbledon in 1998. Robson had 27 unforced errors to 34 by the 30-year-old Li. “I was making a lot of mistakes in my whole match, so of course give a lot of free points to her,” Li said. “Made her like, ’Oh, I got more confidence. Oh, I can beat her.’ ” The seventh-seeded Stosur was pushed for the first time in this year’s Open by No. 31 seed American Varvara Lepchenko, but dominated the second set after winning the first in a tiebreaker for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory. Stosur has never faced Robson — or really watched her play for long. “She’s obviously full of confidence and had two very, very good wins,” Stosur said. Four-time major champ Maria Sharapova, the No. 3 seed, ended the surprise run of Stanford All-American Mallory Burdette, needing 58 minutes to win 6-1, 6-1. Fifth-seeded Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champ, also advanced. Friday night could be the farewell for 2003 champion Andy Roddick. A day earlier, he announced this would be the final tournament of his career. The American is set to face Bernard Tomic in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
made a one-throw home and Joyce was called out. Jennings led off the third with his 11th homer of the season and the seventh of his career against the Blue Jays. B.J. Upton followed with a single but Morrow retired the next three hitters. Hellickson retired his first six hitters of the game, but Sierra led off the third with his third majorleague homer to tie the score 1-1. Encarnacion hit his 35th of the season with one out in the fourth to put Toronto into a 2-1 lead. Morrow did his best to hold the lead. Roberts hit a two-out double in the fourth but Jose Molina fouled out followed by Luke Scott striking out. Keppinger hit a two-out double in the sixth when Davis made an ill-advised dive instead of keeping the ball in front of him for a single. But Scott struck out again. The Rays had another two-out double in the seventh by Jennings and that was Morrow’s final batter. Steve Delabar took over to retire Upton on a grounder to second. Hellickson, who had made only 74 pitches, was removed for left-hander Jake McGee in the seventh after Encarnacion led off with a single. Delabar struck out the side in the eighth. Notes: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 20,158. ... The Rays obtained outfielder Ben Francisco for a player to be named from Houston in a trade announced during Friday’s game. ...When the Blue Jays defeated the Rays 2-0 on Thursday it was their second consecutive win, the first time they had won back-to-back games since Aug. 12-13. ...Morrow’s three shutouts are second in the majors to Seattle’s Felix Hernandez who has four. ....Right-hander Henderson Alvarez (7-11, 4.97 earned-run average) will start Saturday for Toronto against right-hander Jeff Niemann (2-3, 3.38 ERA)....Niemann will make his first start since he suffered a fractured right fibula on May 14 at Rogers Centre when he was struck by a liner from Adam Lind.
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Britain’s Laura Robson reacts during her match against China’s Li Na in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament Friday in New York. In earlier men’s action, defending champ Novak Djokovic beat 112th-ranked Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Djokovic didn’t face any break points in winning in 1 hour, 39 minutes. Two other former champs also advanced: Juan Martin del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt. Fourth-seeded David Ferrer won his first two sets in 62 minutes, then needed 65 minutes to clinch the third set in a tiebreaker that went 26 points. The Spaniard beat Igor Sijsling 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (12) in the second round.
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Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
Golf C.Santana. W—Dempster 4-1. L—Jimenez 9-14. Sv—Nathan (28). HRs—Cleveland, Kotchman (12). GB — 2 4.5 13.5 15
Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct 72 59 .550 70 61 .534 59 71 .454 55 77 .417 53 78 .405
GB — 2 12.5 17.5 19
West Division W L 78 53 73 57 69 62 64 68
Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle
Pct .595 .562 .527 .485
GB — 4.5 9 14.5
Today’s Games Baltimore (W.Chen 12-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 3-4), 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 2-3) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-11), 11:07 a.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 7-11) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-5), 2:05 p.m. Minnesota (De Vries 3-5) at Kansas City (W.Smith 4-6), 2:10 p.m., 1st game Chicago White Sox (Liriano 5-10) at Detroit (Scherzer 14-6), 5:05 p.m. Texas (Feldman 6-10) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 4-7), 5:05 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-7) at Kansas City (Hochevar 7-12), 5:40 p.m., 2nd game Boston (Doubront 10-6) at Oakland (Griffin 3-0), 7:05 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 3 Games Cleveland at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 11:10 a.m. Texas at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m. FRIDAY’S LINESCORES 001 000
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Mig.Gonzalez, O’Day (8), Matusz (9) and Wieters; Kuroda, Rapada (9), D.Lowe (9) and R.Martin. W—Mig.Gonzalez 6-3. L—Kuroda 12-10. HRs— Baltimore, Mar.Reynolds 2 (14), Hardy (18). New York, Granderson (34). Texas 102 Cleveland 000
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Dempster, Kirkman (7), Uehara (9), Nathan (9) and Soto; Jimenez, E.Rogers (6), C.Allen (8) and
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Peavy, Thornton (7), Humber (8) and Pierzynski; Fister, Smyly (6), Dotel (6), Benoit (8), Valverde (9) and Avila. W—Dotel 5-2. L—Peavy 9-10. Sv— Valverde (27). HRs—Chicago, Pierzynski (24). Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (33), Jh.Peralta (11). T. Bay Toronto
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Hellickson, McGee (7), Farnsworth (8) and J.Molina; Morrow, Delabar (7), Janssen (9) and Mathis. W— Morrow 8-5. L—Hellickson 8-10. Sv—Janssen (19). HRs—Tampa Bay, De.Jennings (11). Toronto, Sierra (3), Encarnacion (35).
Washington Atlanta Philadelphia New York Miami
Cincinnati St. Louis Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago Houston
San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado
Sunday, Sept. 2 Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Texas at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 6:05 p.m.
Baltimore 030 New York 000
GB — 6.5 17.5 18.5 21.5
Central Division W L Pct 81 52 .609 71 61 .538 70 61 .534 63 68 .481 51 80 .389 40 92 .303
GB — 9.5 10 17 29 40.5
Pct .561 .530 .492 .466 .408
GB — 4 9 12.5 20
Today’s Games San Francisco (Lincecum 7-14) at Chicago Cubs (Germano 2-4), 11:05 a.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 3-7) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 134), 2:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 14-2) at Washington (Zimmermann 9-8), 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 10-9) at Houston (Harrell 10-9), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-5) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-11), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 15-5) at Milwaukee (Estrada 2-5), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 9-9) at Colorado (Chacin 1-4), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Skaggs 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 Games N.Y. Mets at Miami, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Washington, 11:35 a.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 3:05 p.m.
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Bumgarner, Kontos (5), Mijares (7), Affeldt (8) and Posey; Volstad, Beliveau (6), Russell (7), Camp (8), Marmol (9) and W.Castillo. W—Volstad 2-9. L— Bumgarner 14-9. Sv—Marmol (17). HRs—Chicago, A.Soriano (24), Rizzo (10). St. Louis 000 Washington204
NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 80 51 .611 74 58 .561 63 69 .477 62 70 .470 59 73 .447
West Division W L 74 58 70 62 65 67 62 71 53 77
FRIDAY’S LINESCORES San Fran. 000 Chicago 104
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Wainwright, Rosenthal (3), Rzepczynski (5), Boggs (7), Motte (8), Salas (8) and Y.Molina, T.Cruz; G.Gonzalez and K.Suzuki. W—G.Gonzalez 17-7. L—Wainwright 13-11. HRs—Washington, Zimmerman (17). New York 000 Miami 000
Dickey and Thole; Eovaldi, LeBlanc (8), Cishek (9) and Brantly. W—Dickey 17-4. L—Eovaldi 4-10. HRs—New York, I.Davis (25). Phila. Atlanta
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(10 innings) Halladay, Horst (5), Bastardo (7), Aumont (8), Lindblom (9), Papelbon (10) and Kratz; Minor, Durbin (6), Venters (7), O’Flaherty (8), Kimbrel (9), C.Martinez (10) and McCann. W—Lindblom 3-3. L—C.Martinez 5-4. Sv—Papelbon (31). HRs—Philadelphia, Howard (10), Kratz (8), Mayberry (13). Atlanta, Prado (8), F.Freeman (19), Uggla (17). Cincinnati 002 Houston 000
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Leake, LeCure (7), Simon (8) and D.Navarro; Abad, Storey (5), W.Wright (7), Fe.Rodriguez (8), W.Lopez (9) and J.Castro. W—Leake 7-8. L—Abad 0-2. HRs—Cincinnati, Cozart (15), Bruce (28). Houston, F.Martinez (3), Dominguez (1). Pittsburgh 000 Milwaukee 410
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Karstens, McPherson (1), Correia (3), J.Hughes (7), Takahashi (8) and McKenry; M.Rogers, Loe (6), Henderson (8), Veras (9) and Lucroy. W—M.Rogers 3-1. L—Karstens 5-4. HRs—Pittsburgh, G.Jones (22). Milwaukee, Hart (25), Ar.Ramirez (21). San Diego 021 Colorado 001
Richard, Brach (7), Layne (8), Thayer (8), Gregerson (9) and Grandal; White, Mat.Reynolds (4), Roenicke (5), Brothers (8), W.Harris (9) and W.Rosario. W— Richard 12-12. L—White 2-7. Sv—Gregerson (3). HRs—San Diego, Quentin (15). Colorado, Pacheco (3), W.Rosario (23), A.Brown (2).
Alberta Downs Monday entries Post time 1:45 p.m. First Pace, purse $3,400 (DD, EX, SF, TR). 1 Im Gunna Rock (R. Schneider) 2 Mystic Light (K. Clark) 3 My Promise To You (J. Gray) 4 Avenger (G. Schedlosky) 5 Whiskey Bernie (B. Thomas) 6 Rays Pass (J. Campbell) 7 Man Alive (J. Jungquist)
3 Super Sunrise (W. Tainsh Jr) 4 Skirmish (B. Grundy) 5 Notacent Tobemade (G. Schedlosky) 6 Bomber Brown (J. Campbell) Fifth Pace, purse $3,900 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Big Bang Theory (B. Clark) 2 Sealedwithapromise (J. Gray) 3 Wrangler Diva (B. Grundy) 4 Happyagain Mindale (B. Thomas) 5 Bridgette Hanover (G. Hudon) 6 Canyacrackher (R. Hennessy) 7 As Seely Promised (J. Jungquist) 8 Charm N Wits (K. Ducharme) 9 Dewinton Destroyer (K. Clark)
Second Pace, purse $3,000 (EX, SF, TR). 1 Miss Reserve (B. Clark) 2 Two Pack Habit (J. Campbell) 3 Blue Star Cavalier (W. Tainsh Jr) 4 Westcoast Son (G. Schedlosky) 5 Minettas Leader (J. Jungquist) 6 M G Stormy Knight (T. Remillard) 7 R S Stormboat (R. Schneider)
Sixth Pace, purse $2,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Rango (W. Tainsh Jr) 2 K B Hercules (J. Gray) 3 Outlawclassichrome (G. Hudon) 4 Katies Gun (K. Clark) 5 Jafeica Again (K. Hoerdt) 6 Hes Country (Q. Schneider) 7 Knickfree (J. Chappell) 8 Best Out West (B. Grundy)
Third Pace, purse $3,000 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Real Pretty (J. Chappell) 2 River Blues (W. Tainsh Jr) 3 Rs Dottie West (K. Hoerdt) 4 Shady Sadie (J. Campbell) 5 Clintons Flirt (G. Schedlosky) 6 Wineabit (R. Hennessy) 7 Mystic Secret (B. Grundy) 8 D And Gs Lady (J. Gray) ae Chatter Box (J. Chappell)
Seventh Pace, purse $3,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Callmeaftermdnight (J. Campbell) 2 Gottobsexy (J. Gray) 3 Comeshomeearly (K. Clark) 4 Dudes Bonnie (R. Goulet) 5 Sharon Blew Bye (B. Grundy) 6 Apalamine (K. Hoerdt) 7 Market For Romance (K. Ducharme)
Fourth Pace, purse $3,300 (EX, SF, TR, W4). 1 Raging Fingers (J. Jungquist) 2 Nevermissabeat (R. Grundy)
8 No Limit For Mjjz (B. Thomas) Eighth Pace, purse $3,600 (EX, SF, TR, W3). 1 Silent Rescue (J. Chappell) 2 Western Olympian (B. Clark) 3 Cenalta Spirit (W. Tainsh Jr) 4 Western Chrome (K. Clark) 5 Outlaw Imasurvivor (K. Hoerdt) 6 Blue Star Charger (J. Gray) 7 Howdidchado (J. Campbell) 8 Hollywood Lenny (Q. Schneider) Ninth Pace, purse $2,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Art By Dylan (T. Remillard) 2 Payoff (B. Grundy) 3 Barona Ferrari (K. Clark) 4 Lakers R Electric (Q. Schneider) 5 Boiling Over (R. Goulet) 6 Domino Theory (W. Tainsh Jr) 7 Outlaw I See Red (J. Gray) Tenth Pace, purse $3,200 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Eternal Grace (J. Gray) 2 Westwood Chaos (T. Remillard) 3 Whitehouse Secret (K. Ducharme) 4 Alberta Bound (J. Chappell) 5 Hf Nancys Babygirl (J. Campbell) 6 Westcoast Royal (B. Clark) 7 Reaction (G. Schedlosky) 8 Brendons Ruby Red (W. Tainsh Jr) 9 Carro Avro (J. Jungquist) ae Kg Pomerlin (J. Gray)
Transactions BASEBALL BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with LHP Randy Wolf on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Designated OF Jeff Baker for assignment and traded him to Atlanta for a player to be named. Recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Erie (EL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Promoted bullpen coach Steve Foster to special assistant to the general manager/minor league pitching co-ordinator. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled OF Matt Carson from Rochester (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Recalled LHP Pedro Figueroa from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned RHP Jim Miller to Stockton (Cal). TAMPA BAY RAYS—Recalled INF Sean Rodriguez from Durham (IL) and placed him on the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS—Selected the contract of RHP Tyler Tufts from Frisco (TL) and placed him on the 15-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Claimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from Milwaukee. CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Iowa (PCL). Optioned LHP Brooks Raley to
Iowa. HOUSTON ASTROS—Traded OF Ben Francisco to Tampa Bay for a player to be named. Named Oz Ocampo director of international scouting and Kevin Goldstein pro scouting co-ordinator. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled OF Alex Presley and RHP Kyle McPherson from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned INF Chase d’Arnaud to Bradenton (FSL). Sent 1B Jeff Clement outright to Bradenton. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed SS Rafael Furcal on the 15-day DL. Recalled SS Pete Kozma from memphis (PCL). International League DURHAM BULLS—Added OF Kevin Kiermaier from Port Charlotte (FSL). Carolina League WINSTON-SALEM DASH—Added INF Chris Curley from Kannapolis (SAL). Announced the promotion of INF Kyle Shelton to Birmingham (SL). Released INF Drew Thompson. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Released OF Harrison Kain. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Released RHP Kyle Hurst.
son indefinitely for violating the league’s substances abuse policy. Fined Minnesota S Harrison Smith $21,000 for a hit on San Diego WR Mike Willie during an Aug. 24 game. HOCKEY IDAHO STEELHEADS—Announced the renewal of their affiliation with Dallas (NHL) and Texas (AHL) for the 2012-13 season. SOCCER MLS—Suspended Columbus D Julius James one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for violent conduct during an Aug. 29 game against Philadelphia. U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY USADA—Announced cyclist Cesar Lopez tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a three-month suspension, which began on Aug. 2, for his doping offence. Announced wrestler Steven Andrus tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a one-year period of ineligibility, which began on May 25, 2012.
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Tennis US OPEN NEW YORK — A look at Friday’s play at the $25.5 million U.S. Open tennis championships: WEATHER: Mostly sunny and warm. High of 93. ATTENDANCE: Day: 37,688. MEN’S SEEDED WINNERS (Second Round): No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 David Ferrer, No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic, No. 9 John Isner, No. 13 Richard Gasquet, No. 14 Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 19 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 20 Andy Roddick, and No. 31 Julien Benneteau. MEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: None. WOMEN’S SEEDED WINNERS (Third Round): No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Sam Stosur, No. 11 Marion Bartoli and No. 19 Nadia Petrova.
WOMEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 9 Li Na, No. 15 Lucie Safarova, No. 28 Zheng Jie and No. 31 Varvara Lepchenko. TOP PLAYERS ON COURT SATURDAY: Men, Third Round: No. 1 Roger Federer vs. No. 25 Fernando Verdasco, No. 3 Andy Murray vs. No. 30 Feliciano Lopez, No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. No. 27 Sam Querrey, No. 16 Gilles Simon vs. No. 23 Mardy Fish. Women, Third Round: No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 30 Jelena Jankovic, No. 4 Serena Williams vs. Ekaterina Makarova, No. 6 Angelique Kerber vs. Olga Govortsova. STAT OF THE DAY: Laura Robson has defeated two former Grand Slam champions in a row: three-time U.S. Open winner Kim Clijsters and 2011 French Open champion Li Na. Her next opponent? Last year’s U.S. Open champion, Sam Stosur.
Dornick ties for fifth at Senior Golf Championship MIRABELl, Que. — Chip Lutz of Reading, Penn., carded a final-round 4-under par 68 on Friday to capture the 2012 Canadian Men’s Senior Golf Championship. Lutz, who started the day two shots back of leader Ian Harris of Bloomfield, Mich., birdied four of his last five holes en route to besting Harris by five strokes for the title. Lutz finished with a four-day tally of 1-under par 287, while Harris posted a score of 4-over par 292 to place second. Frank Van Dornick of Camrose shot a final-round 74 to finish tied for fifth with a four-day total of 10-over 298. Tom Skinner of Red Deer tied for 18th with a 72-hole sum of 19-over 307.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s a humbling experience, for sure. It’s certainly nice to feel appreciated at the end of all of it. ... It’s a good feeling. Kind of an outpouring of support from inside the tennis world and outside the tennis world in the last 24 hours is certainly not something that I expected to the lengths it’s come from.” — Andy Roddick. ON THIS DATE (Sept. 1, 1977): Renee Richards, the 43-year-old transsexual who had fought for more than a year for the right to play in the women’s singles draw of a major championship, loses in the first round to Virginia Wade.
DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP NORTON, Mass. — Scores Friday from the first round of the PGA-Deutsche Bank Championship, at the 7,216-yard, par-71 TPC Boston: Seung-Yul Noh 31-31 — 62 Chris Kirk 32-31 — 63 Tiger Woods 32-32 — 64 Jeff Overton 34-30 — 64 Ryan Moore 30-34 — 64 Rory McIlroy 33-32 — 65 Bryce Molder 34-31 — 65 John Senden 33-33 — 66 Louis Oosthuizen 34-32 — 66 Ian Poulter 34-33 — 67 Luke Donald 33-34 — 67 Dustin Johnson 35-32 — 67 Charley Hoffman 35-32 — 67 Jonas Blixt 35-32 — 67 David Hearn 32-35 — 67 Jason Dufner 34-33 — 67 Charl Schwartzel 34-34 — 68 D.A. Points 36-32 — 68 Bud Cauley 36-32 — 68 Lee Westwood 34-34 — 68 Aaron Baddeley 34-34 — 68 Jason Day 35-33 — 68 John Merrick 34-34 — 68 Kevin Stadler 35-33 — 68 Phil Mickelson 35-33 — 68 Hunter Mahan 36-32 — 68 Graham DeLaet 35-37 — 72 WEB.COM-MYLAN CLASSIC At Southpointe Golf Club Canonsburg, Pa. Purse: $600,000 Yardage: 6,951; Par: 71 Second Round Brad Fritsch 66-64 — Cliff Kresge 66-65 — Casey Wittenberg 65-67 — Edward Loar 64-69 — Robert Streb 64-69 — Nicholas Thompson 67-67 — Peter Lonard 69-65 — Matt Weibring 71-63 — Richard H. Lee 68-67 — John Chin 66-69 — Michael Sim 69-67 — Joseph Bramlett 70-66 — Marc Turnesa 65-72 — Kevin Kisner 66-71 — Aaron Goldberg 67-70 — Paul Claxton 67-70 — Justin Hicks 67-70 — Philip Pettitt, Jr. 70-67 — Danny Lee 68-69 — James Sacheck 68-69 — David Lingmerth 65-72 — Wes Roach 67-70 — Guy Boros 70-68 — Erik Flores 70-68 — Brian Stuard 66-72 — Will MacKenzie 66-72 — Jason Allred 70-68 — Scott Gardiner 70-68 — Kevin Johnson 68-70 — Jim Herman 70-68 — Steve Friesen 69-69 — Hudson Swafford 69-69 — Ben Kohles 68-70 — Jeff Quinney 73-66 — Jeff Cuzzort 70-69 — Jeff Gove 70-69 — Tim Wilkinson 71-68 — Tom Hoge 69-70 — Roger Sloan 70-69 — Jason Gore 70-69 — Steven Alker 68-71 — Anthony Rodriguez 68-71 — Scott Dunlap 68-71 — Dawie van der Walt 69-70 — Shawn Stefani 68-72 — James Hahn 70-70 — Derek Fathauer 69-71 — Andy Bare 71-69 — Adam Long 70-70 — Rahil Gangjee 67-73 — Chris Wilson 71-69 —
130 131 132 133 133 134 134 134 135 135 136 136 137 137 137 137 137 137 137 137 137 137 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 138 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 139 140 140 140 140 140 140 140
Aron Price Cameron Percy Scott Sterling Steve Allan Brad Adamonis Michael Letzig Nate Smith Steve Wheatcroft Andy Winings Jin Park
71-69 67-73 70-70 70-70 68-72 67-73 67-73 73-67 73-67 70-70
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Failed to qualify Lee Janzen Darron Stiles Nick Flanagan Josh Broadaway Matt Hendrix Camilo Benedetti D.J. Brigman Patrick Sheehan Michael Jensen Alex Aragon Fran Quinn Michael Putnam Sung Kang Rob Oppenheim Christopher DeForest Bubba Dickerson Brett Wetterich James Love Richard Scott Nathan Green Jose Toledo Bronson La’Cassie Tyrone Van Aswegen Roger Tambellini Clark Dennis Scott Brown Kyle Reifers Diego Velasquez Matt Harmon Troy Merritt Jamie Lovemark Robert Damron Brian Anderson Chad Collins B.J. Staten Tim Petrovic Will Wilcox John Kimbell Luke Guthrie Jon Mills Travis Hampshire Frank Lickliter II Paul Haley II Brent Delahoussaye Jerod Turner Jeff Corr Kevin Foley Steven Bowditch Omar Uresti Fernando Mechereffe Brian Vranesh Daniel Chopra Craig Bowden Russell Henley Jeff Curl Andy Pope Alex Prugh Andrew Svoboda Kent Jones Brice Garnett Brad Elder Adam Hadwin Alex Coe Stuart Anderson Jim Renner Martin Piller David Bradshaw Alistair Presnell Len Mattiace Ryan Yip Sam Saunders Joseph Juszczyk Fabian Gomez Joel Kribel Paul Stankowski Bryan DeCorso Brent Witcher
71-70 73-68 75-66 70-71 70-71 75-66 71-70 67-74 67-74 69-72 69-72 71-70 71-70 68-73 69-72 71-71 69-73 73-69 70-72 68-74 72-70 72-70 70-72 70-73 71-72 72-71 71-72 72-71 72-71 70-73 72-71 72-71 71-72 70-73 73-71 73-71 68-76 69-75 73-71 72-72 71-73 73-71 70-74 70-74 72-72 68-76 72-72 75-70 73-72 72-73 74-71 71-74 71-74 68-77 71-74 71-75 71-75 74-72 72-74 69-77 70-77 73-74 76-71 73-74 69-78 76-71 73-75 69-79 72-77 71-78 72-77 72-77 75-74 77-72 73-77 75-75 75-75
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141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 141 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 142 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 143 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 146 146 146 146 146 147 147 147 147 147 147 148 148 149 149 149 149 149 149 150 150 150
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CFL EAST DIVISION W L T Pts 6 3 0 12 4 4 0 8 3 5 0 6 2 6 0 4
PF 263 177 236 176
PA 267 191 261 244
WEST DIVISION W L T Pts B.C. 6 3 0 12 Edmonton 5 3 0 10 Calgary 4 4 0 8 Saskatchewan 3 5 0 6
PF 227 190 217 190
PA 171 151 206 182
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Friday’s Game Montreal 30, B.C. 25 Sunday’s Game Winnipeg at Saskatchewan Monday’s Games Toronto at Hamilton Edmonton at Calgary Friday, Sept. 7 Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 Hamilton at Toronto, 11 a.m. Montreal at B.C., 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 Saskatchewan at Winnipeg, 11 a.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARY Alouettes 30, Lions 25 First Quarter Mtl — TD Whitaker 12 pass from Calvillo (Whyte convert) 2:16 B.C. — TD Bruce 10 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 13:35 Second Quarter Mtl — FG Whyte 37 1:29 B.C. — Single McCallum 41 5:14 B.C. — FG McCallum 46 7:01 Mtl — TD Whitaker 28 pass from Calvillo (Whyte
Third Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 36 1:31 B.C. — FG McCallum 47 4:34 Mtl — TD Anderson 5 run (Whyte convert) 13:30 Fourth Quarter B.C. — Single McCallum 45 0:38 B.C. — TD Bruce 7 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 6:42 Mtl — TD Whitaker 2 run (convert failed) 12:24 B.C. 7 4 6 8 — 25 Montreal 7 10 7 6 — 30 Attendance — 22,239 at Montreal.
First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Team losses Net offence Passes made-tried Return-yards Intercepts-yards by Fumbles-lost Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-yards Time of possession
22 97 275 372 9 363 24-39 314 1-10 1-0 1 7-43.6 9-100 32:43
19 62 321 383 13 370 19-31 169 0-0 0-0 2 6-46.5 3-36 27:17
Net offence is yards passing, plus yards rushing, minus team losses such as yards lost on broken plays. Individual Rushing: B.C. — Harris 3-56, Lulay 3-20, Brown 4-19, Gore 1-1, Reilly 1-1; Mtl — Whitaker 9-48, Anderson 3-10, Calvillo 1-9, Bratton 1-minus-5. Receiving: B.C. — Bruce 6-76, Gore 5-57, Harris 5-56, Simon 3-31, Foster 2-20, Iannuzzi 1-16; Mtl — Bratton 5-91, Green 4-87, Whitaker 3-73, Deslauriers 6-64, Lavoie 1-6. Passing: B.C. — Lulay 24-39, 275 yards, 2 TDs, 0 ints; Mtl — Calvillo 19-31-321-2-1.
Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 14 7 5 47 32 23 New York 13 7 7 46 46 39 Houston 11 6 9 42 38 30 D.C. 12 9 5 41 43 37 Chicago 12 8 5 41 32 30 Columbus 11 8 6 39 31 29 Montreal 12 13 3 39 42 44 Philadelphia 7 13 4 25 25 30 New England 6 14 6 24 33 38 Toronto FC 5 15 6 21 29 46 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA 15 6 5 50 52 33 13 10 4 43 37 32
San Jose Real Salt Lake
Seattle Los Angeles Vancouver FC Dallas Chivas USA Portland Colorado
12 12 10 8 7 7 8
6 11 10 12 10 13 17
7 4 7 8 7 6 2
43 40 37 32 28 27 26
40 46 29 33 20 27 33
26 40 35 37 35 43 41
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday’s Games Portland 1, Colorado 0 Today’s Games Montreal at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New England, 5:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
Skinner enjoyed his best round on Friday, carding a 74.
No. 24 Boise State loses opener against No. 13 Michigan State EAST LANSING, Mich. — Joe Southwick’s pass on fourth down was broken up, and another Boise State drive ended without a touchdown. It turned out to be the Broncos’ last chance. On a night when Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell outgained the Broncos all by himself, they never got the ball back. “He’s one of those guys that if you keep giving him the ball he’s going to get stronger,” Boise State coach Chris Petersen said. “They have a big offensive line. Eventually you’re going to get worn out on defence. We’ve got to be able to help ourselves on the other side of the ball, but we didn’t do that.” Bell ran for a career-high 210 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 8:12 remaining in No. 13 Michigan State’s 17-13 victory.
Annual REBELS SEASON PREVIEW Friday, September 21 The Western Hockey League season is
fast approaching and the Red Deer Rebels are looking to start fresh this season. The Red Deer Advocate will provide insight into the 2012-2013 Rebels, along with the coach’s expectations, player proﬁles and how teams around the WHL stack up, in a special publication distributed in the Friday, September 21 Red Deer Advocate.
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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 75 56 .573 73 58 .557 71 61 .538 62 70 .470 60 71 .458
Monday, Sept. 3 Games Chicago Cubs at Washington, 11:05 a.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 11:10 a.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 11:10 a.m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 6:10 p.m.
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Stewart claims 14th career pole in Atlanta BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAMPTON, Ga. â€” On the advice of his teammate, Tony Stewart took the high road He wound up with the pole for Sunday nightâ€™s NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart turned a fast lap of 186.121 mph on Friday to take his first pole of the season and second of his career at the 1.54-mile tri-oval. He also was on the pole at Atlanta for the season finale in 2002, setting him up to clinch the first of his three Cup titles. This time, Stewart hopes starting at the front helps him lock down his spot in this yearâ€™s Chase for the Sprint Cup title. He is the defending champion
and, as a three-time winner this season, all but assured of at least a wildcard spot in the playoff. But if he drops below his current position, 10th, heâ€™ll lose nine bonus points that could be very valuable in the quest for a second straight title. While never known as a strong qualifier â€” this was only his 14th career pole â€” Stewart took advantage of a timely tip from teammate Ryan Newman. The Rocket failed to tie the Atlanta record for most poles, settling for the 17th-fastest speed, but he came all the way down pit road to pass along what he thought was the best line to take on the sticky track. Stay high, Newman said, instead of the customary line along the bottom
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Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut early Friday as teamâ€™s needed to get down to the 53-man roster limit. Nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace was beaten out by Colt McCoy in Cleveland, Mike Kafka fell to rookie Nick Foles and journeyman Trent Edwards in Philadelphia, Brian Hoyer got axed in New England, and Josh McCown was released by Chicago. Other veterans released as teamâ€™s prepare for the regular season, which begins Wednesday night with Dallas at the New York Giants, included 2005 Super Bowl MVP receiver Deion Branch and centre Dan Koppen in New England; defensive backs Joselio Hanson and O.J. Atogwe of Windsor, Ont., in Philadelphia; Pittsburgh offensive lineman Trai Essex and punter Jeremy Kapinos, who were waived injured; Buffalo DT Dwan Edwards; and Giants running back D.J. Ware, who won two Super Bowls with the team. All teams must reach the 53-man maximum by 9 p.m. EDT Friday. The 31-year-old Wallace spent two seasons with the Browns, who acquired him in a 2011 trade from Seattle, where he played for Browns President Mike Holmgren. Wallace started seven games for Cleveland. Kafka, a fourth-round pick in 2010, appeared in four games last year. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 107 yards with two interceptions. Kafka played in one preseason game this summer before breaking his nonthrowing hand. â€œThere was great competition at the quarterback position,â€? Eagles coach Andy Reid said. â€œThatâ€™s what football and training camp is all about. In the end, we had to make the difficult decision to let Mike Kafka go. Mike is a class act, a student of the game and a great person and I think heâ€™ll have no problem finding a job in the National Football League very soon.â€? Hoyer was Tom Bradyâ€™s backup the last three years, but lost the job to Troy Mallette. Branch tweeted: â€œTruly thankful for all the support from everybody. I Love You guys (hash) LovePeaceandHappiness.â€? He won two rings with the Patriots and tied a Super Bowl record with 11 catches for 133 yards against Philadelphia when he was voted MVP in 2005. He was the first receiver to win the honour since San Franciscoâ€™s Jerry Rice in 1989. McCown was coaching quarterbacks at a North Carolina high school and hadnâ€™t taken an NFL snap since 2009 when the Bears signed him last November with Jay Cutler sidelined by a broken right thumb. McCown appeared in three games, starting two, but the Bears have Jason Campbell as their No. 2 QB.
that most drivers take because itâ€™s a bit shorter. Turns out, he was right on the mark. â€œThat pole is 100 per cent due to Ryan Newman,â€? Stewart said. â€œIâ€™m not sure if weâ€™d have run the line Iâ€™d planned on running weâ€™d have been that fast. Itâ€™s awesome having a teammate like that. I donâ€™t ever remember being here and seeing anybody run up at the top like he did.â€? Coming off a helmet-throwing episode at Bristol last weekend, Stewart
made peace with Matt Kenseth before the qualifying session, then showed he intends to be a force at the next-to-last race before the playoff begins. â€œIâ€™m definitely not known as a qualifier,â€? Stewart said. â€œI want to run a good lap every time, but I know the bigger prize is on Sunday.â€? Greg Biffle (185.648) will start on the outside of the front row for the AdvoCare 500. Kyle Busch (185.493) and Kenseth (185.319) took spots on the second row. Michael McDowell, Josh Wise, Stephen Leicht and Mike Bliss failed to make the 43-car field.
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Tiger Woods tees off on the 13th hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Friday.
NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods had his lowest opening round in three years Friday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. It still wasn’t enough to be low man in Sean Foley’s coaching stable. Seung-yul Noh, a rising star from South Korea in his first season on the PGA Tour, ran off four straight birdies early in his round and closed with back-toback birdies on the TPC Boston for a 9-under 62. That gave him a one-shot lead over Chris Kirk, whose 23 putts included an eagle on the new 18th hole. Woods wasn’t too shabby. He stirred up a big gallery on a glorious summer day in New England with six straight birdies, which featured four putts of at least 12 feet and flop shot executed so perfectly that it cleared a steep bunker and landed in an area of the green no larger than a hula hoop. His lone bogey on the final hole gave him a 7-under 64, putting him in a three-way tie for third with Jeff Overton and Ryan Moore. The average score was just under 70 on a perfect day for scoring, except for the deceptive wind that swirled through the trees. David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., shot a four-under 67 and sits in a seven-way tie for 10th, while Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask. is tied for 74th after a oneover 72. Rory McIlroy struggled off the tee, though he judged one of the lies in the rough beautifully on the ninth hole, a 7-iron into tap-in range that led to a 65. Noh stole the show, even if hardly anyone was paying attention or was not really sure who he was. “Some people say Kevin Na, like, ’Go Kevin,”’ Noh said.
The 21-year-old from South Korea won his first Asian Tour title at age 17, and he chose to come over to America this year to ease his travel. He made it through Q-school in December, and on Friday turned in his strongest PGA Tour round to date. “Everything good today,” Noh said. He went to work with Foley in May, mentioning the roster of clients as one of his reasons — Woods, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose. “He’s a good kid,” Mahan said after a much-needed 68. “If Foley says, ’Do this 1,000 times,’ he’ll go home and do it 1,000 times.” The start was more meaningful for Overton, whose game has practically disappeared since he played on the Ryder Cup team two years ago. He is No. 83 in the FedEx Cup standings, and only the top 70 advance next week to the third playoff event at Crooked Stick in Indiana — his home state. “I’m constantly getting a lot of great text messages and people say, ’Hey, we’re really excited to see you at Crooked Stick,’ just the whole Hoosier nation,” Overton said. “It’s just going to be fun if I can get into the event.” He had his own birdie streak, only on the opposite end of the course from Woods. Overton made five straight birdies through the 16th hole, and then added one more birdie on the 18th hole for a 64 that put him atop the leaderboard with Woods from the morning session. Woods played with Barclays winner Nick Watney and Brandt Snedeker, two players who are trying to make enough of an impression on Davis Love III to be selected as Ryder Cup captain’s picks on Tuesday. Snedeker scrambled his way to a respectable 69. Watney, who has never finished higher than 33rd on the TPC Boston, never looked comfortable in his round of 72.
Texans fan killed in fall from escalator Soccer powers rein in spending at deadline
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HOUSTON — A 25-year-old fan died after tumbling about 60 feet from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium during a preseason Houston Texans game, officials said Friday. Jonathon Kelly of Houston fell to the ground floor during the Thursday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, and frantic witnesses called police to report where his body had landed, police spokesman John Cannon said. The fall appeared to be an accident, according to police, who didn’t immediately release the victim’s name pending notification of his family. But the Harris County medical examiner’s office released Kelly’s name and hometown Friday evening. Kelly was travelling down from the fifth floor when he fell to the ground, said Mark Miller, the general manager of SMG-Reliant Park. Two medical teams working at the stadium treated the man at the scene before he was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died, he said. Staffers monitor fan safety at each escalator landing, Miller said. “We make sure they’re not overloaded and we try to operate them in the safest possible manner,” Miller said. The bank of escalators in the northeast corner of the stadium where the fall occurred was closed for inspections, and Reliant Park officials are reassessing safety procedures, he said. But Texans’ president Jamey Rootes indicated
that security and safety changes were unlikely because of the fatal fall. “We have our procedures in place, the league has a whole comprehensive set of best practices relative to fan behaviour and stadium security,” Rootes said. “We’ve always been rated at the very highest level ... I don’t know that anything changes.” The Texans open the regular season on Sept. 9 with a home game against the Miami Dolphins. The fall wasn’t the only fatal incident at a Texas sport venue in recent years. In 2011, a firefighter attending a Texas Rangers game in Arlington died when he fell from the left field stands while reaching for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton. Shannon Stone fell about 20 feet onto concrete when he tumbled over the left-field railing after catching the ball and falling into an area out of sight from the field as the Rangers faced Oakland. Cooper Stone, his 9-year-old son, witnessed the fall during the second inning. In April, a statue of Stone and his son was dedicated to Rangers fans in front of the home plate gate at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Railings also were raised throughout the ballpark before this season. ——— Associated Press writer Diana Heidgerd contributed to this report from Dallas.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — English champion Manchester City was the main mover among Europe’s major teams on deadline day, spending a reported 40 million pounds ($63 million) as the continent’s summer transfer window closed with a flurry of late sales on Friday. UEFA’s strict financial fair play rules, which are forcing clubs to only spend what they earn, and the tough economic climate have reined in spending compared to recent years. Yet City, which had been quiet in the transfer market this summer by its standards, acted late to sign Brazil right back Maicon from Inter Milan, highly rated winger Scott Sinclair from Swansea and Serbia defender Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina. Arguably their biggest deal was secured minutes before the transfer window shut, however, when Spain midfielder Javi Garcia joined from Benfica. In return, manager Roberto Mancini sold Netherlands holding midfielder Nigel de Jong to AC Milan and moved striker Roque Santa Cruz to Spanish team Malaga on a season-long loan. After a quiet day in England, the final few hours drew a burst of activity with Tottenham signing United States forward Clint Dempsey from Fulham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Lyon for 10 million euros ($12.6 million), having earlier sold Rafael van der Vaart to his former German club, Hamburg.
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ROWDY ROUNDUP Annual health foundation fundraiser brings in more than $100,000
Guests browse the silent auction items.
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winner Aaron Pr the evening’s en itchett headlined tertainment an donated his ha d t and shirt for th silent auction. e Following Pritc hett on stage were pe Sands of Innisf rformers Dwain ai McAthey from l and Brent Calgary. The annual ro raised more th undup has now an the foundation, $1.5 million for us high-end medic ed to purchase al eq This year, the m uipment. oney will be dedicated to bu yi seniors in loca ng equipment for l health care ce ntres.
Red Deer radio host Greg Shannon from KG Country entertained the crowd as host for the 2012 Cattle Roundup.
Guests visited the cheese table, oyster bar and silent auctions throughout the evening.
A signed Aaron Pritchett hat sold for $800 in an impromptu mid-concert auction.
The dance floor filled up as country music star Aaron Pritchett took the stage.
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Area schools prepare for big changes
PERFECT PITCH BACK TO SCHOOL TOOLKIT Alberta school children can learn some helpful tips on returning to the classroom. The provincial government is offering an online Back to School Toolkit for kindergarten to Grade 12 students, parents, teachers and administrators. It can be found at www. education.alberta.ca/ backtoschool. Students will find information about their curriculum, helpful study tips and links to www.b-free. ca, a webpage on bully prevention.
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BARBERSHOP VOICES SOUGHT Calling all male singers. The Red Deer Wildrose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is looking for more voices to add to their sound. Men of all ages are invited to join. No experience is necessary, just a love and enjoyment for singing. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.) in Red Deer. As members of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the group is committed to the sounds of four part acappella harmony singing. They regularly sing in the community at seniors homes, lodges, hospitals, and private functions. Call David at 403-342-1318 or Marvin at 403-343-0223 or visit www.harmonizers.ca.
ARTHRITIS Arthritis is a lonely disease for many people, striking some young as infants and setting them up for a life of chronic pain. Many people don’t know where to turn when arthritis is confirmed as the cause of their aches, pains and “rusty” joints, says Shirley Phillips, executive director of The Arthritis Society in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The society offers an ongoing series programs in Red Deer to help people come to terms with the disease, from recognizing the signs and symptoms to developing a program to manage pain. Starting on Wednesday, the society will offer a six-week Arthritis SelfManagement program, developed by Stanford University, to help people understand their disease and develop pain management strategies. Two-hour sessions are held once a week at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no fee. Visit www.arthritis.ca or call 1-800-321-1433 to learn more.
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Margaret Grahn watches as her horseshoe catches a shaft of sunlight as it flies toward the pit at the Golden Circle on Thursday. The Red Deer Horseshoe Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6 p.m. and new members are always welcome. Contact Grahn at 403-347-2087 for more information.
Algae still present in lakes BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Health warnings due to blue-green algae are still in place for Pine and Pigeon lakes. Alberta Health Services issued an advisory for Pigeon Lake on July 27 and for Pine Lake on Aug. 21. “They certainly are both under blue-green algae advisories, which means we’re recommending people not go into the lake or consume the water or allow their pets to consume the water,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, one of the medical officer of health with AHS Central Zone, on Friday. The health advisory remains in effect until further notice. Blue-green algae produce a toxin that can cause serious illness to animals or humans who drink or have skin contact with water containing this toxin. Boiling water does not eliminate the toxins. Consuming or coming into contact with contaminated water can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, sore throat, swollen eyes and swollen lips.
Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and go away in one to two days. Symptoms in children are often more pronounced because they spend more time in the water and are more likely to accidentally ingest contaminated water. People who consume contaminated water as a primary source for drinking water can develop more serious illnesses, such as liver damage, over time. Hinshaw said the development of blue-green algae depends on many factors. “Weather is a key factor. When we have long spells of quite warm weather that predisposes the lake to having blooms if there are other components present like nutrients in the lake.” Nutrients come from agricultural activities around the lake like fertilizer and animal waste, or human activity like cottages where some human waste is getting into the lake, she said. For further information on blue-green algae call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-LINK (5465). szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com
The book opens on a school year of many firsts in Central Alberta next week. The 2012-2013 school year officially opens when thousands of students and teachers head back to classes on Tuesday. There’s new programming in the schools, including the launch of G.H. Dawe Community School’s Spanish immersion program and the full-day kindergarten program at St. Teresa Avila in Red Deer, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys in Innisfail and Holy Trinity Catholic School in Olds. But there’s also the highly anticipated ground breaking on four new schools in Central Alberta — two elementary schools in Red Deer, a kindergarten to Grade 12 Francophone school in the city, and a Grade 7 to Grade 12 school in Penhold. And Premier Alison Redford has promised to build 50 new schools and renovate another 70 over the next four in the province. And there’s Jeff Johnson, the new Education minister, who will visit Central Alberta schools for the first time on Sept. 25. School board trustees and superintendents will have some face time with the new minister. “We’re looking forward to another exciting year,” said superintendent Paul Mason of the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. “The focus for the schools for the next three years is literacy, inclusion, faith and technology. It’s a really exciting time for us with innovative practices being implemented in the classrooms.” An estimated 7,000 or more students will attend Catholic schools in the region. This year, the Catholic division will delve into social media by using Twitter and Facebook to engage the public. In early October, there will be an official launch. More than 10,000 students are expected to stream through the doors of Red Deer Public School Division schools on Tuesday. “The baby boom that happened a few years ago is starting to come into our schools,” said superintendent Piet Langstraat of Red Deer Public. The largest intake of kindergarten students in recent years is part of the equation, with 896 new students compared to 870 in the 2011-2012 school year. There will be about 539 full-time teachers, compared to 509 teachers last year. Over the summer, the work on the new Outreach School Centre in the old Park Plaza building wrapped up. “Some of our most vulnerable students now have a stateof-the-art place to go to school,” said Langstraat. “We had students there in the spring but now it’s completely finished. I am thrilled they have a great place to go to school.” With the new kindergarten to Grade 5 school in the works in Timberlands, the division will move forward with changing school boundaries. There will be an online engagement strategy and open houses in the fall.
From scalpel to pen BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer general surgeon and fiction author Paul Hardy is giving readers another glimpse into medical life. Hardy’s new novel, A Surgical Plight, is a prequel to his first book, Surgical Heights, and follows the excitement and challenges of a general surgery resident in his final year of training. Hardy said medical fiction provides an opportunity to teach readers about medical and surgical issues, particularly since the main character is preparing for his final exam. “That made it an easy way to explain medical terminology. The reader can understand what is happening without being lectured to by following the plot of the story,” said Hardy, 52. “You don’t have to be a medical person to read it.” The first book, released in 2010, focuses on the surgeon character Jim Smythe in his present day life. It includes flashbacks to his residency, and showcased the triumphs
and tribulations of a general surgeon. A Surgical Plight follows Smythe 14 years earlier when his future career is on the line. “There’s a bit of a threat to the protagonist getting through his exams and getting out to work. It’s a bit like a suspense novel.” Surgical Heights was inspired by real medical cases, with names and details changed. But cases in A Surgical Plight were all made up and started with choosing a diagnosis, he said. “If anyone says they recognize that person or that case — absolutely no you don’t.” Both books are self-published. Hardy printed 1,100 copies of his first book and as an e-book on Amazon. He said it’s selling between 100 to 150 copies a month. A Surgical Plight will be released on Sept. 7. Hardy will be reading from his new book at Sunworks, 4924 Ross St., at a book signing at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. Admission is free. For more information on other book signings and where the book will be sold, visit www.surgicalheights.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
The division also has a visiting Chinese teacher, who will teach Mandarin classes at West Park and Eastview middle schools for the first time. With schools in communities such as Blackfalds, Ponoka, Lacombe and Rimbey, Wolf Creek Public Schools’ hallways will be streaming with 7,000 students on Tuesday. Superintendent Larry Jacobs said it will be an interesting year ahead with a new education minister, talk about the new Education Act and the premier’s election promise that may bring new schools to Central Alberta. Across Wolf Creek, all staff will delve into the three-year professional development strategy geared to meet new students’ needs, based on 12 ideas including broadening learning environments in the schools, recognizing different learning styles and adapting them to the needs of different students. The Understanding 21st Century Learning (U21C) project was designed to allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the digital world and what it means to be good digital citizens. This year, the division will expand its use of technology practices in the classrooms in the schools. “We are also looking at how do we provide new, more adaptable programming for FMNI (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) students,” said Jacobs. “We are starting to look and that. I will be setting up a team in the next few months to look and analyze different ways to modify our learning environments to ensure that we are inclusive of all students, including the cultural needs and other needs of our FMNI students.” School started six days earlier, on Thursday, for students in Chinook’s Edge School Division. Superintendent Kurt Sacher said the division is looking forward to the work getting underway on the three capital projects, including the new Penhold school and the gym modernization projects in the Innisfail Junior-Senior High School in Innisfail and at Hugh Sutherland School in Carstairs. “Both of those will not only benefit the schools but also the community,” said Sacher. “It is our hope all three get started this year.” A French immersion co-ordinator will oversee the French immersion programs for the first time in Innisfail, Sylvan Lake and Olds. There’s also a new coordinator in the area of assistive technology who will work with staff in schools to provide supports for students with unique needs. “This is a benefit for all students in the jurisdiction,” said Sacher. The division is also looking at implementing a Students Matter committee to engage students across the division in a structured way. Construction on the new schools is expected to get underway sometime in the fall and the new schools will open in September 2014. email@example.com
LOCAL SURGEON PUBLISHES HIS SECOND NOVEL
Dr. Paul Hardy: general surgeon and fiction author publishes his second novel.
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We know very little about Jesus Christ The German theologian Adolph Then Matthew lists a bewildervon Harnack acknowledged that all ing number of names of fathers and we know about Jesus of Nazareth sons, finally naming Joseph, “the from sources other than husband of Mary, the the New Testament can mother of Jesus Christ.” be summarized on one Because Matthew was small sheet of paper. writing to persuade JewThis requires us to ish readers, he introduced meet Jesus through the Jesus as the long-awaited testimony of his friends. Messiah whose mission Each of the four Evangewas to save Israel. lists introduced him difJohn, writing much latferently. er for non-Jewish ChrisJohn’s Jesus is the etertians scattered across the nal Son of God born of the Roman Empire, presented heavens. Jesus as not only an exalted human being, but as the He writes: DAVID very model after which the YOUNT “At the beginning God world was patterned. expressed himself. That In yet another perspecpersonal expression was tive, the Evangelist Luke with God and was God, introduced us to Jesus as and he existed with God an infant in what we know as the from the beginning. “He came into the world — the Christmas story: the babe of Bethleworld he had created -- and the world hem born in a manger. Signaling his identity, a star failed to recognize him.” In contrast, Matthew introduced leads gentile kings to honor him, Jesus by tracing his purely human while angels announce his birth to Jewish ancestry back to the patri- the Jewish shepherds. Taking yet another tack, the arch Abraham and to King David. Evangelist Mark introduces us at Matthew’s Gospel begins: “This is the ancestry of Jesus the outset of his Gospel to Jesus as Christ, who was the descendent of an adult, identified by his cousin, John the Baptist, as “the one who is both David and Abraham.”
LOCAL EVENTS SUNDAY Messages From the Bible, readings to listen with no obligation, will be offered Sundays, from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Nov. 11 at the Blackfalds Community Centre. For information, call 403-9774150.
to come.” Christians, who regard Jesus as both God and man, have tussled with these variant introductions for 2,000 years. Jesus preferred to refer to himself as the Son of Man but, when pressed by Pilate, he acknowledged that he was also Son of God. As it happened he was rejected by his own people on both counts and sent to his death by the Romans. At the end of his three-year ministry Jesus’ miracles proved neither grand nor numerous enough to convince either religious leaders or politicians of his divinity, and the human figure he cut as a provincial preacher failed to impress an indifferent nation. John concluded that, no matter how Jesus was introduced, he was rejected. “Yet wherever men did accept him he gave them the power to become sons of God.” David Yount is the author of 14 books on faith, spirituality, and confident living. He answers readers at P.O. Box 2758, Woodbridge, VA 22195 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY Heartland Cowboy Church will be held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Stettler Agriplex. Cowboy church will be held Sept. 4 and 18. Phone 403-742-4273. WEDNESDAY Eckankar Canada in Alberta presents Community HU Song on the first Wednesday of each month in the Snell Gallery at Red Deer Public Library, downtown branch from 7 to 7:30 p.m. with fellowship and refreshments to follow. Singing HU — a love song to God — can expand awareness, help experience divine love, heal a broken heart, offer solace during times of grief, bring peace and calm. Next HU Song on Sept. 5. Visit www.MiraclesInYourLife.org or phone 403-346-9238. FRIDAY Knox Presbyterian Church presents Help — a Beatles Tribute Band — for their fall fundraiser on Sept. 7. A silent auction and wine and cheese reception start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30. Tickets are $30, available from the church office at 403-346-4560. UPCOMING EVENTS Perogy Supper will be offered at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church on Sept. 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults, $11 and $6 for children under ten. Tickets at the door. For more information call 403347-2335. Salad Supper and Concert will be offered on Sept. 15 at Blackfalds Community Hall at 6 p.m. Join in for an evening of music and fellowship with Debbie Zepick. There is no charge; free will offering taken. For more information call Marcia at 403-8859828.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
43 Ave. & 39 St. • 403-346-4281 Pastor Chris Wilson Worship Pastor David Richardson
10:30 a.m. Worship Service e-mail: email@example.com www.firstbaptistrd.ca
Reaching Inward, Outward and Upward for Christ
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CANADA
10:30 am Worship Service
Sunday, September 2
3901-44 Street 403-347-7900 www.bethanybaptist.ab.ca Pastor Dennis Burriss Pastor Peter Erratt
4718 Ross St. • 403-346-4560
Balmoral Bible Chapel
Minister The Rev. Wayne Reid "God's Word, God's Gift" 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Centre for Spiritual Living
Joffre Road (East of 30 Ave. on 55 St.)
11:00 a.m. Celebration Service Rev. Judy Andersen
10:30 am Worship Service Speaker: Fred Thomson "Labour Day and God's Labour Heart" Matthew 9 Verses 35-38 Children's Summer Church 2-1/2 - Grade 3
"In The Grip Of The Holy"
West Park Presbyterian 3628-57 Ave.
SUNDAY WORSHIP 11:00 a.m.
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA GAETZ MEMORIAL
Corner of Ross Street and 48th Avenue — Phone 403-347-2244
10:30 a.m. - Worship Service & Church School "From Within" www.gaetzmemorialunitedchurch.ca
SUNNYBROOK UNITED CHURCH 12 Stanton Street
10:30 a.m. – Worship Service
www.cslreddeer.org #3 - 6315 Horn Street
BAHÁ'í Faith "Concerning the prejudice of race: it is an illusion, a superstition pure and simple! For God created us all of one race. There were no differences in the beginning, for we are all descendants of Adam. In the beginning, also, there were no limits and boundaries between the different lands; no part of the earth belonged more to one people than to another." ‘Abdu’l-Bahá This weekend the Bahá'i community celebrates 100 years since ‘Abdu’l-Bahá arrived in Canada. For pictures and stories of these times go to www.travelstothewest.org or contact the Red Deer Bahá'i community at 403-343-0091.
"Encountering The Holy"
The Anglican Church of Canada Sunday, September 2
WELCOME YOU Sunday, September 2
CC GOOD SHEPHERD ELCIC 40 Holmes St.
403-340-1022 New Pastor: Rev. Marc Jerry
ST. LEONARD’S ON THE HILL
SUNDAY 10:30 AM Holy Communion at All Services
Saved by grace - called to serve
“a Church For All Ages” 43 Avenue & 44 Street
Celebrant: Rev. Gary Sinclair
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 10:00 a.m. Combined Summer Service Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9:15 Morning Prayer
Babyfold, Toddler Sunday www.sunnybrookunited.org Babyfold, Toddler Room,Room Sunday Club Clubwww.sunnybrookunited.org
LUTHERAN CHURCHES OF RED DEER
"Old Church Blessing a New World"
Gaetz & 54th 403-346-3402 www.saintlukereddeer.posterous.com
Celebrant Noel Wygiera
10:00 a.m. Family Friendly Worship with Eucharist Sunday School and Refreshments Thurs. Eucharist 2:00 p.m.
(LC-C) #18 Selkirk Blvd. Phone 403-346-3798
Pastor Don Hennig | Pastor Peter Van Katwyk DIVINE SERVICE 10:00 A.M. Kings Kids Playschool www.mtcalvarylutheran.lcc.org
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This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Shia LaBeouf, right, in a scene from Lawless. The story, says reviewer Peter Howell, is pretty thin.
Prohibition-era western fires blanks LAWLESS DOESN’T ADD UP TO MUCH BEYOND GLARING, FIGHTING AND SHOOTING Lawless Two stars (out of four) Rated: 14A
shine they make up in the hills. That’s OK with the locals, including cops who are inclined to look the other way — especially since older bros Forrest and Howard are not All slicked up but the kind of guys you want mostly firing blanks, John to rile. Neither is much for Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era talking, although they sure western Lawless looks and know how to fight and shoot. sounds great but fails to tell Forrest seems invincible, no a compelling story. matter what comes. It’s based on The Wettest Timid Jack, the youngest, County in the World, a 2008 is a whole other story. He novel by Matt Bondurant can’t bring himself to pull that spins a slightly tall a trigger, but he’s great at tale about his bootlegging PETER wooing churchgoing Bertha grandpa Jack and great unHOWELL (Mia Wasikowska). cles Forrest and Howard in The Bondurants draw the the backwoods of Franklin attention of the feds, who County, Va., in 1931. send down special deputy Bondurant brothers Jack Charley Rakes (Guy Pearce) (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) run an all- with the intent to clean up and dry up purpose general store and gas station the county. Hillcoat regular Pearce is in their woodlands refuge, but their almost unrecognizable in the role, as real coin comes from the illegal moon- a Brylcreemed badass in tailored duds
Ponoka theatre group brings Jake and the Kid to the stage BY ADVOCATE STAFF The colourful prairie characters of W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid stories will be brought to life next week in Ponoka. The Klaglahachie Fine Arts theatre group will be presenting a play based on Mitchell’s stories written by Ponoka native, and now Edmonton playwright, Conni Massing. The stage version that runs Sept. 7, 8, 13 and 14 at the Ponoka United Church is based on the short story The Day Jake Made her Rain and several other Jake and the Kid tales. They were originally seen in Maclean’s magazine in the 1940s and then as radio plays in the ’50s. Another Ponoka native, actor Shaun Johnston, later played Jake in a 1990s TV series. Massing’s stage version is true to Mitchell’s prairie themes, said director Danny Lineham. “From the incredibly rich characters to their issues, problem, hopes and dreams, Mitchell and Massing have painted a picture almost all of us can understand and identify with,” he said. The cast is made up of experienced community performers and newcomers from the Ponoka area. An old-fashioned picnic dinner of beef-on-a-bun with beans, salad and other fixings is available before the show, if desired. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the curtain at 7:30 p.m. The dinner and play are $30 from the theatre company at 5020 52nd Ave. in Ponoka. Call 403-783-4087 or email email@example.com. The show only can be seen for $15. Show only tickets are available from the above sources, and also from Hamilton’s IGA, the Ponoka Book Store, or the Siding 14 Gallery of Art and Fine Craft.
Madden NFL 13 Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Vita Genre: Sports Publisher: EA Sports ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: Three stars (out of five) After years of being berated by critics and fans (OK, probably more by critics than by fans, since this is still an 800-pound gorilla of a franchise), Madden NFL 13 injected some new technology — and life — into its creaky old knees. The changes result in an uneven product overall. Yes, gamers will flock to it because they love football and cannot get enough of it from August to February. But beneath the surface of the shiny packaging gamers will find old problems left unresolved. A new physics engine and an overhaul of the visual presentation and accompanying play-by-play commentary highlight the major overhauls to the Madden franchise. The new engine allows for a wealth of new tackle animations, but almost every play looks like 20 rag
and gloves who gets strange looks — until he cocks his guns. Add in Jessica Chastain as a dancer turned waitress who catches Forrest’s eye, and Gary Oldman as the gangster Floyd Banner, and you have the nut of Lawless, but it still doesn’t add up to much beyond glaring, fighting and shooting. Hillcoat turns to fellow Aussie Nick Cave yet again for screenwriting duties, but the inspiration of their earlier pairing for The Proposition and Ghosts . . . of the Civil Dead isn’t evident here. The story just doesn’t have much going for it, even with Pearce in full psycho mode. Hardy banks down the intensity he brought to his bigger summer 2012 role, playing masked supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. And the screen time for Chastain and Wasikowska is so slight, you have to wonder if it was a deliberate oversight or an editing-room accident. Of the 22 films in competition for this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes, Law-
dolls are being chucked around the field, with necks and limbs bending and twisting in physically impossible ways. I kept awaiting the arrival of the Madden ’92 ambulance to cart off every player on the field, but they somehow kept getting up. Most gamers want reassurance that Madden 13 delivers the thrilling NFL experience they expect. Rest easy, but prepare yourselves for a shockingly level playing field. The convoluted play-calling system means less creativity, with more teams running the same sets and routes. It’s ridiculous to watch Seattle and New England run the same offence successfully. Players make a difference in the real NFL, but clearly in Madden everyone is a Hall of Famer. A big tip of the hat goes to EA for breathing some new life into the series. These Madden alterations, while not always hitting the mark, could set the stage for bigger and better things to come next year. Here’s hoping that happens.
less was amongst the least essential. But it does have solid production design, a pastiche of western and gangster styles that makes award-season attention not completely out of the question in the tech categories. Then there’s the soundtrack, which is amongst the year’s best. For this, Cave wears his other hat as well-known indie rocker, leader of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Working with fellow Bad Seeds Warren Ellis and Martyn Casey, they go alt-country as a band called Bootleggers, with such notable guest vocalists as Emmylou Harris chiming in. The highlight is a cover of the Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat sung by 85-year-old bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, which makes the Lawless CD worth immediately seeking out, even if the movie can wait until DVD. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron CHRIS Platforms: Xbox CAMPBELL 360, PlayStation 3 and PC Genre: Action Publisher: Activision ESRB Rating: T, for Teen Grade: Three stars
While watching the seemingly 500th cutscene in Fall of Cybertron, it became clear that this should have been the movie Michael Bay made instead of the chaotic mess we were handed that happened to have Transformers in the title. Fall of Cybertron presents a planet on the precipice of destruction. The Autobots struggle to maintain the last vestiges of their home while the Decepticons unleash brute force in a “if we can’t have it, we’ll sure as hell burn it” mentality. The game shifts perspective from iconic hero Optimus Prime to numerous other Autobots, some famous and a few not. This gives players the opportunity to try on many gameplay hats and see which ones fit best without committing to a particular style. When players arrive at the big final battle, this concept gets thrown into hyperdrive. Missions where characters alternate between flights and ground battles stand out from the duller missions. The online co-operative mode provides exciting action and the ability to create and customize a Transformer character. As a sequel to War for Cybertron, Fall of Cybertron is a worthy and strong successor. But disjointed gameplay may lead players to marvel more at the cinematics than the game itself. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or email him at game_on_games@mac. com.
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briefs Tree House Youth Theatre taking Christmas bookings Yes, summer is just drawing to a close, but it’s never too early to think about Christmas entertainment. Tree House Youth Theatre is already taking bookings for its first-ever Winter Wonderland Christmas Party. Local businesses, their employees and families are invited to join young Tree House actors in the warmth of the Scott Block in downtown Red Deer. The theatre at 4818 50th Ave. will be turned into a seasonal wonderland. “We’ll get you warm with hot chocolate, mulled cider and scrumptious goodies. You’ll join in our reindeer games, sing carols and, to top it off, we’ll entertain you in the best way we know how — with a theatrical variety show that will leave you with a warm glow and a whole new set of wonderful holiday memories.” The Tree House variety show is also to be featured at the Festival of Trees in November. The Christmas party cost is $200 for a table for 10. The dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8. 14 and 15. For more information, or to make a booking, call 403-986-0631.
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Harvest outdoor music festival coming near Blackfalds Some of Central Alberta’s best and up-and-coming bands will perform on Sept. 7 and 8 at the Harvest outdoor music festival near Blackfalds. Harvest features 20 acts from Alberta: Night at the Chelsea, The Frank, Stranger Danger, Thrillhouse, and Tattered will join Dusty Tucker, Randy Graves, Straight Goodz, Forester, Savoir Faire, Mars and Venus, Hey Girl!, Thomas Hutlet and many others. The event is at the Wapiti Lodge and Campground, located three km north of Blackfalds off Hwy 2A, going west on Township Road 400 (watch for Harvest signs). Tickets are $50 at the gate or $40 in advance from The Soundhouse in Red Deer or Upper Level Street Wear in Lacombe. Onsite tent camping is included. For more information, call 403-396-3950.
Summer Sunday at Bower Ponds to feature music Wrap up the summer with one last Summer Sunday at Bower Ponds — featuring music from Wool on Wolves and Paeton Cameron this Labour Day weekend. The Edmonton folk band and Central Alberta singer/songwriter will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the final of four free summer concerts on the outdoor stage at Bower Ponds. “We’ve had a great variety of music this summer at the Bower Ponds concert series, from rock to hip hop and alternative music to family concerts,” said Kristina Oberg, the City of Red Deer’s culture superintendent. “Wool on Wolves and Paeton Cameron will wrap up the series beautifully with their smooth, sometimes haunting musical styles.” The Summer Sundays series was sponsored by Red Deer Tim Hortons restaurant owners. “It’s . . . a great way for families to spend quality time together during the summer months,” said restaurant owner Bruce Dunham. While the Bower Ponds series is winding down, local music lovers can still be entertained in downtown Red Deer next week. Live music will be featured on Wednesday evening at the downtown market, over the lunch hour on Thursday on the Ross Street Patio, and again on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. For details, visit www.reddeer.ca/bestsummer.
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Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.
Eastwood’s speech didn’t make Romney’s day By Lee-Anne Goodman THE CANADIAN PRESS
‘What? What do you want me to tell Mr. Romney to do? I can’t tell him to do that to himself. You’re getting as bad as (Joe) Biden.’
TAMPA, Fla. — It was perhaps the weirdest moment of a convention with no shortage of them. — Clint Eastwood Grizzled Hollywood star Clint Eastwood took to the stage on the final night of Republican National Convention to throw his support ney to do? I can’t tell him to do pressed both confusion and debehind Mitt Romney and Paul that to himself. You’re getting as light. Ryan, a celebrity endorsement bad as (Joe) Biden.” “Clint Eastwood is a legend. considered a major coup by Team The Rev. Al Sharpton weighed But in control rooms across TamRomney. in on MSNBC with this quip: “I pa, producers are debating killing Ten minutes later, and Romney suspect that Clint Eastwood has this feed,” tweeted Bill Burton, campaign officials looked pained talked to an empty chair more who leads the pro-Obama Priorias the legendary “Dirty Harry” than just tonight.” ties USA Action super PAC. star became the subject of gleeIt took mere minutes before the Added another Obama camful ridicule by comics, journalists hashtag eastwooding appeared, paign official, Lis Smith: “Clint and fellow stars, including one with jokesters posting various Eastwood, Ted Nugent, & Donald wag who dubbed his appearance a photos of people and animals in- Trump...@MittRomney’s team sure “Clintastrophe” on Twitter. teracting with empty chairs. One knows how to pick ’em.” It started promisingly enough photo even featured an actual Even some Republican strateas the 82-year-old Eastwood as- news shot of Obama, sitting next gists expressed embarrassment. sured Republicans that not all to an empty chair and looking con- Former Romney adviser Mike Hollywood stars were “lefter than templative. Murphy tweeted: “Note to file: AcLenin.” An @InvisibleObama account tors need a script.” But then it went startlingly also popped up. The inaugural Some suspected a diabolical off the rails as he proceeded to Tweet: “Someone should tell Mar- Democratic plot. have a rambling, disjointed, sur- co Rubio he’s standing on my foot “Clint Eastwood on the phone real conversation with an empty right now.” with Obama now: ’It all went acchair meant to be U.S. President The Florida senator followed cording to plan, sir,”’ comedian Barack Obama. Some organizers Eastwood at the podium. Chris Rock tweeted. were alarmed as the ad-libbed The Obama speech stretched on for longer campaign exthan scheduled. GALAXY CINEMAS RED DEER So too was the Twit357-37400 HWY 2, RED DEER COUNTY 403-348-2357 terverse. SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 31, 2012 TO “Am I high?” asked 30th THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 one Tweeter. Lacombe 9:20; TUE-THURS 6:45, 9:00 ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G) “Cringing,” actress FRI,SUN-MON 1:40, 4:00; SAT 11:15, 1:40, 4:00 THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (G) Mia Farrow tweeted. PREMIUM RUSH (14A) FRI,SUN-MON 1:15, FRI-THURS 9:50 “Would it be inappro3:35, 5:45, 8:00, 10:30; SAT 11:00, 1:15, 3:35, HOPE SPRINGS (14A) FRI,SUN-MON 2:00, priate to ask for a blood5:45, 8:00, 10:30; TUE-WED 6:50, 9:20; THURS 4:45, 7:30, 10:00; SAT 11:40, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 9:35 alcohol test?” asked 10:00; TUE-THURS 7:30, 10:00 THE BOURNE LEGACY (14A) (VIOLENCE) Michael Scherer, Time THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (14A) FRI-MON 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15; TUE-THURS (VIOLENCE) FRI-MON 6:35, 10:05; TUE-THURS magazine’s White House 7:00, 10:00 8:15 correspondent. THE POSSESSION (14A) NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR Joked Canadian coCURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN CHILDREN,FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI-MON median Daryn Jones: THE NIGHT-TIME () THURS 7:00 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 8:00, 10:30; TUE-THURS 7:25, “Clint Eastwood is now LAWLESS (14A) (COARSE 9:50 Sat: 10-5 Sun: 10-4 LANGUAGE,BRUTAL VIOLENCE,NUDITY) backstage arguing with a THE EXPENDABLES 2 (14A) (GORY FRI-MON 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05; TUE-THURS VIOLENCE) FRI,SUN-MON 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, vending machine.” 7:00, 9:45 ACOMBE 10:20; SAT 11:25, 2:20, 4:55, 7:35, 10:20; TUEWhenever Eastwood HIT & RUN (14A) (CRUDE LANGUAGE,COARSE THURS 7:15, 9:55 seemed to lose his train EC. ENTRE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE,NUDITY) FRI,SUNTHE CAMPAIGN (14A) (CRUDE SEXUAL MON 2:00, 4:30, 7:25, 10:00; SAT 11:35, 2:00, of thought, he’d turn CONTENT,COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI,SUN5210-54th Ave. e. 4:30, 7:25, 10:00; TUE-THURS 7:10, 9:40 MON 2:10, 4:25, 7:10, 9:40; SAT 12:00, 2:10, back to the empty chair 4:25, 7:10, 9:40; TUE-THURS 6:50, 9:20 THE ANT BULLY (G) SAT 11:00 and pretend that Obama PARANORMAN (PG) (NOT REC. FOR YOUNG THE OOGIELOVES IN THE BIG BALLOON was interrupting him. Carswell’s CHILDREN,FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI,SUNADVENTURE (G) FRI,SUN-MON 1:00, 3:10, “What? What do you MON 1:30; SAT 11:10, 1:30 5:25, 7:35; SAT 11:00, 1:00, 3:10, 5:25, 7:35; 403.343.1614 PARANORMAN 3D () FRI-MON 3:50, 6:50, TUE-THURS 7:35 want me to tell Mr. Rom-
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FOCUS ON TRACK TO BEAT COROLLA AS WORLD’S BESTSELLING CAR RAYONG, Thailand — Ford Motor Co. says its Focus small car is on track to become the bestselling car in the world this year, trumping the Toyota Corolla. Ford sold 489,616 Focus sedans and hatchbacks worldwide in the first half of 2012. That was almost 27,000 more than the perennial bestseller, the Toyota Corolla. Ford made the announcement at its assembly plant in Rayong, which opened in May to build the Focus. The Thailand plant, which is one of Ford’s most advanced, has the capacity to produce 150,000 cars per year for sale in Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and other countries in the region. Ford’s recently revamped Focus is sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. It’s a strong seller in the U.S., where Focus sales were up 31 per cent in the first half of the year compared with 2011. But the Corolla is still king in the U.S., where it outsold the Focus by nearly 27,500 in the first half of the year. The Corolla could still top the Focus worldwide, too. Last year at this time the Focus was ahead of the Corolla, but the Corolla pulled through in the end, outselling the Focus by around 100,000 vehicles, according to IHS Global Insight, an industry consulting firm.
TELUS SEEKS ORDER TO BLOCK MASON CAPITAL MEETING Telus says it’s taking legal action to block New York-based hedge fund Mason Capital from holding a meeting of Telus shareholders that would be aimed at consolidating the company’s shares. The telecom company (TSX:T) says it will seek a court order to prevent Mason’s Oct. 17 meeting of voting shareholders which it calls invalid and undemocratic. The meeting would set a minimum premium to support the consolidation. Vancouver-based Telus and Mason are in a battle over converting the telecom company’s dual share structure into one class of common shares. — Advocate news services
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Kuwait digs deep for oilsands STATE-OWNED PETROLEUM COMPANY PLANS TO INVEST UP TO $4B IN PARTNERSHIP BY LAUREN KRUGEL THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Athabasca Oil Corp. confirmed Friday that it is in the early stages of forming a joint venture for two of its Alberta oilsands properties. The news followed a report in the Globe and Mail that Kuwait’s state-owned petroleum company is looking to invest as much as $4 billion in an oilsands partnership. The newspaper quotes Kuwait’s Ambassador to Canada, Ali al-Sammak, as saying the deal with Athabasca (TSX:ATH) should be finalized by October. Athabasca said it made the announcement at the behest of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Trading in the company’s shares had been halted on the Toronto Stock Exchange pending news.
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After trading resumed Friday, the stock — which was the second most heavily traded of the day — closed up 8.5 per cent to $13.58. “Athabasca confirms that it has signed a letter of intent that contemplates a joint venture involving Athabasca’s Hangingstone and Birch properties,” the company said in a release, which did not identify the potential joint-venture partner or specify the value of the deal. Whether the proposal goes ahead depends on a number of things, including internal and regulatory approvals, Athabasca said. “Athabasca cautions that no assurance can be given that the transaction contemplated by the letter of intent will be completed.” Some foreign investments are subject to review by the federal industry minister, who must decide whether they are of net
benefit to Canada. Generally, acquisitions worth more than $330 million trigger such a review. How exactly the assets would be divvied up in a potential deal between Athabasca and the Kuwaiti company remains to be seen, so it’s not clear whether it would have to go through that process. Hangingstone, 20 kilometres southwest of Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to start producing oil in late 2014. Athabasca says it has the potential to produce more than 80,000 barrels a day. The Birch property, 105 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray, Alta., is not as far along in its development. Athabasca plans to submit a regulatory application later this year for its first 12,000 barrel per day phase. It says Birch has the potential to produce 155,000 barrels a day.
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Students embark on degree program BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The class of 2014 is ready to hit the books. Among the students attending the first day of classes at the Donald School of Business on Wednesday will be about 40 pupils accepted into Red Deer College’s bachelor of business administration program. Thanks to a new agreement between the college and Mount Royal Joel Ward University, they’ll be able to complete the third and fourth years of Mount Royal’s business degree program without leaving Red Deer. Previously, business students could only earn a two-year business diploma at the college, and had to attend a university elsewhere to receive a degree. “This has been a personal passion of mine,” said college president Joel Ward, pointing out that an earned-in-Red Deer business degree will serve the needs of the community, businesses and students. Red Deer College students were previously able to complete the coursework locally for degrees in education and nursing, with these ultimately issued through the University of Alberta. “It was clearly evident that the community was asking for a business degree next,” said Ward. The college plans to add other programs to its degree list, he added, listing science and fine arts as possibilities. Meanwhile, the Donald School of Business is close to naming its new dean. “This is a senior-level individual who is highly regarded and respected in Red Deer and Central Alberta, and I would argue even in the province,” said Ward. He said the new dean, who should be identified next week, will serve more as a business leader than an academic leader. The person will work with businesses to develop new programming, connect them with students and move the Donald School of Business forward.
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Applicants wait for screening during a jobs fair conducted by Cebu Pacific, the country’s second largest airline, at a hotel in Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Friday. In an annual report released Thursday by the Government, the Philippine economy has expanded 5.9 per cent in the second quarter of this year, as the government increased public spending and inflation remained low. The biggest contributor came from the services sector that includes airline transportation.
Enbridge eager to have its say at review hearing BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Enbridge officials say they are pleased they’ll have a chance to address the concerns raised about their proposed Northern Gateway pipeline when environmental review hearings resume next week. Janet Holder, a vice-president of Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB), said that when the next phase of the review begins on Tuesday it will be the first opportunity for the Calgary-based company to be heard at the review process. “We are pleased to have the chance to share our extensive reviews, our economic studies and our findings from our consultations with the communities along the rightof-way,” Holder said in a statement issued Friday. “It is important to us that we address the concerns and show how we have considered the reservations that have been expressed in the hearing to date.” Enbridge has proposed the construction of a 1,200-kilometre pipeline that would deliver 525,000 barrels a day of crude from the Alberta oil sands in Bruderheim, Alta., to a tanker port to be built in Kitimat, B.C., on
NORTHERN GATEWAY the British Columbia coast. A twin pipeline would carry condensate, a product derived from natural gas that is used to thin petroleum products for pipeline transport. It’s a $5.5-billion project expected to spur $270 billion in economic growth in Canada over 30 years. When the environmental review process began earlier this year, the proposal was met with waves of critics. Environmentalists and many of the northern B.C. First Nations whose territory would be traversed by the subterranean pipelines believe the risks of a pipeline rupture or oil tanker spill are too high. There have been protest rallies, and early on in the process, at least one hearing — in Bella Bella, B.C. — was cancelled because of tensions with demonstrators. However, as the hearings wore on into summer and ventured further from the pipeline route, scheduled hearings were cancelled because so few participants had registered to take part.
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Economic growth slow, but on track: Flaherty BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Jim Flaherty isn’t ruling out stimulus spending to protect jobs and the economy in the event of another global economic crisis, but the federal finance minister stress that growth in Canada — while “modest” — is on track. The Canadian economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 per cent in the second quarter, Statistics Canada said Friday, while the government’s Fiscal Monitor showed its budget is closer to balance than it was a year ago. Those figures had Flaherty singing the cautious praises of Canada’s GDP growth — the best among the G7 countries — while warning that global instability continues to loom. And if the world is plunged into another crisis like the 2008 recession, growing the deficit through stimulus measures is an option, Flaherty said. “What has been done before can be done
again,” he said. “If we ran into a serious world economic crisis arising out of the European situation, or something else ... then of course we’d be responsive if we had to be, to protect the Canadian economy and protect Canadian jobs as we have done in the past.” In early 2009, the federal government pumped up spending by about $50 billion over two years through tax cuts, income supports and fast-tracking infrastructure projects, among other measures, to limit the damage of the global recession. Even so, the country fell into a ninemonth recession and lost about 430,000 net jobs before halting the slide. In its monthly Fiscal Monitor, released Friday, the Finance Department recorded a shrinking deficit for the first three months of the 2012-2013 fiscal year, but cautioned that the fiscal outlook is at risk of deteriorating. The department said the deficit for the first three months of the 2012-13 fiscal year
was $2 billion — less than half the $4.2-billion recorded for the same period last year. The department said that’s consistent with its plan to reduce the 2012-2013 deficit to $21.1 billion. The 1.8 per cent second quarter GDP figure was slightly higher than economists’ expectations and nearly in line with the Bank of Canada’s projection of 1.9 per cent. But it was the third quarter in a row for sluggish economic performance below two per cent. “Relatively speaking, Canada is in good shape. It’s just that there are risks in that big world out there and we’re part of the world,” Flaherty said. Douglas Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital Markets, called the GDP figure “nothing to write home about.” “The economy is essentially growing right in line with the U.S. now and is still rising below potential,” Porter wrote in a note to clients.
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ture Exchange was 22.89 points higher at 1,240.86. The Canadian dollar closed up 0.67 of a cent to 101.45 cents US as Statistics Canada said gross domestic product increased by 0.2 per cent in June, against the 0.1 per cent rise that economists had expected. The agency reported that GDP expanded at an annual rate of 1.8 per cent in the April-June
period, slightly better than the 1.7 per cent pace recorded in the U.S. U.S. indexes maintained a strong advance as Bernanke told an audience at the Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that the Fed will act to promote growth as needed. The Dow Jones industrials moved up 90.13 points to 13,090.84. The Nasdaq compos-
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Friday amid data showing rising Canadian economic growth, while U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke kept the door open for another round of economic stimulus. The S&P/TSX composite index rose 62.6 points to 11,949.26, while the TSX Ven-
ite index climbed 18.25 points to 3,066.96 and the S&P 500 index rose 7.1 points to 1,406.58. Traders had been encouraged for much of August that signs of a slowing global economy in mid-summer indicated that central banks would step in with more stimulus to keep the recovery on track. Hopes had risen in particular after the release last week of minutes from the last Fed interest rate meeting Aug. 1 which said a growing number of members wanted to see the central bank do more to help the U.S. economy. And there had been speculation Bernanke would use Friday’s much-anticipated speech to signal more assistance, possibly in the form of further quantitative easing. This involves the Fed printing more money to buy bonds. But economic data released since then, including better than expected job creation in July, rising retail sales and a recovering housing sector, actually point to a strengthening economy, meaning the Fed could find it hard to justify more easing, analysts say. “I think this is what Fed governors are saying, the conditions are just not in place for massive further stimulus,” said John Tsagarelis, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. Bernanke suggested Friday that the Fed will consider further steps to boost the economy, which he describes as “far from satisfactory.” The Fed has its next interest rate announcement Sept. 14 and prior to that is the release next Friday of the U.S. non-farm payrolls for August. Job creation data for July beat expectations. Traders also looked ahead to the European Central Bank’s interest rate announcement on Thursday. There are expectations that the ECB will announce it is moving to help the most vulnerable members of the eurozone by controlling borrowing costs that ran ahead to unsustainable levels in Spain and Italy earlier this summer but have since retreated somewhat.
ECB president Mario Draghi had sought to reassure markets at the beginning of this month, saying the ECB was prepared to do everything possible within its mandate to protect the euro currency union. The TSX energy sector rose 0.8 per cent as oil prices moved higher with the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ahead $1.85 at US$96.47 a barrel. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) rose 32 cents to C$32.30 and Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) climbed 24 cents to $13.70. Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) shares gained $1.07 to $13.58 as the company confirmed that it is in the early stages of forming a joint venture for two of its Alberta oilsands properties. It didn’t name a potential partner. But the Globe and Mail earlier reported that Kuwait’s state-owned petroleum company is looking to invest as much as $4 billion in an oilsands partnership. The base metals sector was ahead 1.9 per cent as copper gained one cent to US$3.46 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) advanced to 70 cenets C$18.99 and HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) gained 30 cents to $8.43. The gold sector charged ahead more than three per cent while December bullion rose $30.50 to US$1,687.60 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) advanced $1.31 to C$40.47 and Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) was ahead $1.20 to $38.01. Financials were little changed following the last batch of quarterly earnings reports from Canadian banks. National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA) reported after the close Thursday that quarterly profits grew by 13 per cent to $379 million. Adjusting for onetime items, it earned $353 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, up from $334 million and beating analyst estimates by eight cents. Its shares slid $1.11 at $74.01. And on Friday, Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX:LB) said it earned net income of $30 million,
or $1.06 diluted per share, in the quarter ended July 31. That was up from $29.1 million, or $1.08 diluted per share, in the same year-earlier period. Adjusted diluted earnings were $1.27 per share, up from $1.08. Its shares climbed 94 cents to $47.45. Telecoms were the biggest decliner with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) down 63 cents to $43.82. New York hedge fund Mason Capital Management has fired back at Telus by calling its own meeting for voting shareholders — this one to set a minimum premium to support consolidating the telecom company’s shares. Telus (TSX:T) and Mason are in a battle over converting the telecom company’s dual share structure of voting and nonvoting shares into one class of common shares. Mason owns just under 20 per cent of Telus’ voting shares. Telus shares fell $1.58 to $62.07. The TSX ended the week down 133 points or 1.1 per cent. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov.’12 $1.90 higher $637.60; Jan ’13 $2.00 higher $641.20; March ’13 $1.10 higher $640.60; May ’13 $0.30 higher $628.30; July ’13 $0.10 higher $619.70; Nov. ’13 $0.90 lower $559.70; Jan. ’14 $2.40 higher $563.20; March ’14 $2.40 higher $562.80; May ’14 $2.40 higher $562.80; July ’14 $2.40 higher $562.80; Nov. ’14 $2.40 higher $562.80. Barley (Western): Oct. ’12 unchanged $264.50; Dec. ’12 unchanged $269.50; March ’13 unchanged $272.50; May ’13 unchanged $273.50; July ’13 unchanged $274.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $274.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $274.00; March ’14 unchanged $274.00; May ’14 unchanged $274.00; July ’14 unchanged $274.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $274.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 232,200 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 232,200.
Federal Reserve prepared to do more to help U.S. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy. His remarks left two questions: What exactly will the Fed do? And when? Bernanke described the U.S. economy’s health as “far from satisfactory” and noted that the unemployment rate, now 8.3 per cent, hasn’t declined since January. He stopped short of committing the Fed to any specific move. But in his speech to an annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bernanke said that even with interest rates already at superlows, the Fed can do more. He acknowledged critics’ arguments that further Fed action could fan inflation and inject other risks. Yet after raising such arguments, Bernanke proceeded to knock them down. Some economists predict the Fed will unveil some bold new step as soon as its Sept. 12-13 meeting, possibly a third round of bond purchases meant to lower long-term interest rates and encourage more borrowing and spending. That policy is called “quantitative
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OILSANDS: New technology Athabasca would use steam-assisted gravity drainage technology to extract the bitumen at both sites. SAGD involves injecting steam deep underground, making it thin enough to flow to the surface through a pipe. Athabasca has also been testing new technology using electrical cables to heat the bitumen, eliminating the need for water. Athabasca publicly stated last month that it was looking for a partner to help develop its properties. “The company has undertaken joint-venture initiatives during the first six months of 2012 and we are confident that an oilsands joint venture agreement may be concluded during the third quarter,” CEO Sveinung Svarte said on a July 26 conference call to discuss the company’s secondquarter results. Athabasca is no stranger to joint ventures. In 2009, Athabasca sold a 60 per cent interest in its MacKay River and Dover oilsands lands to PetroChina. Earlier this year, Athabasca exercised its option to sell the rest of MacKay River to PetroChina, making it the first oilsands operation to be fully controlled by a Chinese company.
easing,” or QE. In two rounds of QE, the Fed bought more than $2 trillion of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Many investors have been hoping for a third round — a QE3. “Bernanke has taken a further step along the path to more policy stimulus, most likely a third round of asset purchases (QE3) to be announced at the midSeptember FOMC meeting,” said Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics. Others expect something less dramatic: a plan to keep short-term rates near zero into 2015 unless the economy improves, perhaps followed by bond purchases later. In his speech, Bernanke assessed the economy’s weaknesses, defended the extraordinary steps the Fed has taken to date and insisted it can do more. Investors took time to digest Bernanke’s speech but in the end seemed pleased. After his remarks were released at 10 a.m. Eastern time, the Dow Jones industrial average shed some of its earlier gains. Then it rose more than 100 points. It closed up about 90 points, or 0.7 per cent. Bernanke acknowledged that the Fed is operating in essentially uncharted territory. Traditionally, central banks stimulate weak economies by pushing down short-term rates. In Decem-
GATEWAY: Hearing enters questioning Then the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board released a scathing report into a spill from an Enbridge pipeline into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan in July 2010. Likening the company’s reaction to the spill to “Keystone Kops,” the report cited deficiencies in the company’s Edmonton control room in the spill of 20,000 barrels of oil into the Kalamazoo River that affected more than 50 kilometres of waterways and wetlands and cost $800 million to clean up. When the hearings resume in Edmonton on Tuesday, it will enter the questioning phase, where the company’s experts and its critics will be able to talk face-to-face about the potential problems and benefits of the pipeline. “We have heard how concerned Canadians are regarding the potential for spills,” Enbridge says it its opening statement. Those concerns were exacerbated by the 2010 spill in Michigan, it says. “Canadians have asked why and how that event happened, how Enbridge responded to it, and how we can be satisfied that a similar event won’t happen in Canada. Northern Gateway understands the importance of those questions, and will answer them as this hearing proceeds. We accept that we must take all practicable measures to make sure that there will not be a repeat of the Marshall event on the Northern Gateway Pipeline system.”
ber 2008, the Fed slashed such rates to record lows. Yet even with short-term rates as low as they can go, the economy still needs help. Central banks can take “nontraditional” measures when they’ve run out of conventional ammunition. And under Bernanke the Fed has tried many. It’s made its public communications more explicit. For example, it’s sought to embolden investors and businesses by saying short-term rates will stay low as long as the economy is weak. The Fed originally said it expected to keep rates “exceptionally low” through mid-2013. It extended that target to late 2014. And besides embarking on two rounds on QE, the Fed has sold short-term Treasurys and replaced them with long-term Treasurys. That shift is intended to push long-term rates down further. Bernanke argued Friday that collectively, such measures have succeeded. He cited research showing that two rounds of QE had created 2 million jobs and accelerated U.S. economic growth. Even if the Fed does act further, many analysts doubt it would make much difference. Interest rates, both short- and long-term, are near historic lows. Borrowing — for those who have the credit — has never been cheaper. Yet the economy remains in a rut.
something I’d like to see more of going forward,” Flaherty said. “As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, private-sector business investment is key to laying the foundation for a sustained, long-term expansion of Canada’s economy and job growth.” Non-farm inventories surged during between April and June. Businesses increased their inventories by $15.2 billion in the second quarter — $7 billion more than in the first three months of the year. But demand for exports slowed and imports rose substantially, dragging down overall growth.
In June, gross domestic product grew 0.2 per cent from May, propelled by output in the mining and oil and gas sector. Output declined in the wholesale and retail trade sectors, as well as manufacturing. The Fiscal Monitor noted that, from April to June, federal revenues rose 4.7 per cent because of higher income tax payments and a hike in the Employment Insurance rate, while expenses rose at a more modest pace. For the month of June alone, the deficit was $1.1 billion, compared with $2.3 billion for June 2011.
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The very best in Hollywood living With the Toronto International Film fornia ranch style and Art Deco are Festival almost upon us, we’re repris- but a few of the styles that stretched ing our roles as special red carpet cor- his reputation across the globe. respondents for CityTv. Gloss and glamour, however, weren’t If you caught the shenanigans last the only fields within which Williams year, you’ll recall our interexcelled; he is also widely views with George Clooney, lauded for having created Ryan Gosling and a host affordable, well-planned of silver screen luminarhomes, abodes that enies like Megan Fox (who riched his own local comwe kissed), Caitlin Cronenmunity. berg (who we spanked), and That is perhaps one of Channing Tatum (who we the main reasons he is so persuaded to speak in a recognized across his indusScottish brogue). try; he gave back to others a But haven’t we forgotten little of the favour that was somebody? so liberally bestowed upon Hmm? him. Ah yes; Madonna. And today? COLIN & Aye, the golden-haired, Well today, 32 years afJUSTIN gap-toothed goddess who ter his demise, Williams is took time to chat while still revered as a creative running manicured hands luminary, one from whom through our furry Scottish many designers draw inspisporrans. ration. We, in fact, have steered countFor the record, post interview, we less projects, schemes which echo his secreted our Cicconi fondled fun bags luxurious signature. in hermetically sealed boxes to protect And yes; we refer less to our brightthe famous DNA they by that point ly toned repertoire and more to our contained. We’re thinking eBay at a calmer projects, collations which purr later stage. gently with a Hollywood style all their Aye, we’re at fever pitch as the 2012 own. movie fest prepares for liftoff. Another Williams admirer is interAnd, take it from us, we’ll be ampli- national decorator Kelly Wearstler. fying the fun factor as the next batch When vacationing in Miami a couple of red carpets are lovingly arranged at of years past, we lodged at The Tides, theatres across the city. where we chatted with Wearstler, the Tune in, if you can — if you dare — hotel’s designer, and wife of then proto share our excitement. prietor Brad Korzen. Matters cinematic at the forefront Set within the hostellery’s stylish viof our minds, now seemed like the per- brations are elements that confidently fect moment to introduce one of our allude to Wearstler’s hero; the dramatfavourite American architects, the late ic — yet relaxed — atmosphere and the great Paul R. Williams. clever arrangement of space are but Beloved of yesteryear’s film frater- two aspects that are typically Williams. nity, capturing clients’ ‘inner style’ — The way in which light is harnessed and executing it in a confident, but is simply another. never showy manner — was, for him, So impressed is Wearstler by Wilan art form. liams that she recently wrote the In exclusive L.A. enclaves like Bev- forward to Paul R Williams; Classic erly Hills, Brentwood and Bel Air, Hollywood Style, a book authored by Williams’ ability to professionally ex- Karen E. Hudson, Williams’ grandcel was only matched by his ability to daughter. transcend the racial lines of the time “His homes,” Wearstler writes in to become, in 1921, the first African the preface to the glossy architectural American member of the American bible, “have withstood the test of time Institute of Architects and its first fel- and seem as relevant today as they did low in 1957. when first built more than half a cenNoted for his work with a stellar tury ago. cast of luminaries such as Frank Sina“As such, they are truly worth pretra, Lucille Ball and Barbara Stanw- serving.” yck, his design showcased the very best Praise indeed from the woman who in Hollywood living. is widely regarded as one of the modWe particularly admire the way in ern era’s most proficient creative talwhich he mastered multiple architec- ents. tural idioms; American Colonial, CaliIn the 1940s, Williams helped re-
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Dressing room from the Harris Residence, previous home of Aaron Spelling. work the already popular Beverly Hills Hotel and was responsible for the now famous neon sign that sends joyous shivers down our spines whenever we visit. It was also Williams, as part of a co-operative, that helped design The Theme Building at the Los Angeles airport. Its style, which falls under the atomic age banner ‘Populuxe,’ is a landmark at the international gateway due to its shape; an unusual twisted configuration that resembles
a space craft landing on sinuous buglike legs. Scanning Classic Hollywood Style, it’s hard not to be seduced by the atmospheric images contained therein. Every page in the glossy tome tells another story, providing, as it does, valuable insight into the life of Williams and the dreams of his clients, each of which was executed with lavish, seamless abandon.
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WILLIAMS: Room compositions of long ago still relevant today We particularly like the Harris Residence dressing room; it’s easy to imagine a sexy Hollywood starlet, pert derriere positioned on that fringed footstool, gazing at her reflection as she applies coat after coat of glossy red lipstick. Hey, we can almost smell the hair lacquer and taste its bitter after bite as it sets tousled blond locks into a glossy, concrete hive. Oh dear, excuse us; we were lost there, for a moment, in the shimmery dream of that mid-century vision. We also love the dramatic grey colour scale of today’s second image, the depiction of a typical Williams living room. While composed long ago, it retains much that is relevant today. Time may have passed — and Williams may have moved to another plain — but fond regard for his work remains, if anything magnified for the next generation to enjoy.
The A-list look Our Hollywood style guide — how to achieve the A-List look: Make a grand entrance; flank your front door with topiary bushes and ensure your hallway is as welcoming and bright as possible. Develop a sense of wide-open space by using a predominantly almond painted palette. And hang outsize black and white photography to set the scene. Seamless, glossy panelling in a lustrous wood genus such as teak will add an air of cinematic verve. Just on one wall, mind; a little goes a long, long way. Detail your windows with tall, pinch pleated drapery in slate grey linen or creamy velvet. Think pleated drapery on a Rita Hayworth frock. Upholstery lines should be long and lean with acres of French button tufting.
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Bedrooms should be attired with Lucite finishes, satin linens and dramatic dressing tables that ache under the weight of perfume bottles and hornhandled hair brushes. And don’t forget the mirror; preferably something Venetian, three sided, or with Art Deco lines. As cinematic luminaries such as Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart prepare for TIFF, we’re delighted to note that Paul R. Williams, one of our favourite Hollywood stars, continues to twinkle just as brightly, long after being taken from this world. And, just in case you’re wondering what the ‘R’ stands for, allow us to explain. His middle name, rather aptly, was Revere. A lovely moniker and the perfect word to describe the way we observe his work. With utter reverence. Paul R. Williams; Classic Hollywood Style is authored by Karen Hudson and published by Rizzoli.
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Chandeliers were so de rigueur. Opt for as much sparkle as your ceiling can support. Flooring was generally layered; install glossy mahogany or oak (chevron style, if possible) and bolster with a thick tufted rug or a Persian tapestry carpet. Add flowers; loads of them — think curtain-call bouquets for leading ladies. Stuff cut-crystal vases with plump lilies, delicate orchids and aromatic white roses. Gorgeous. Cocktail carts are a total must. Think Cary Grant in That Touch Of Mink as he fixes a stiff drink and pours it over the rocks. Opt for shiny metal finishes and stack with cut crystal decanters and sparkling glassware.
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Question: My children’s bedroom er add-on for kids’ spaces. is large and bright and has a wall of Storage under the bench is easily windows. accessible. What would you suggest for covering Canvas boxes are lightweight and the windows? I have two hold anything and everyrambunctious (a nice word thing from toys and books to for wild) boys and curtains clothing. aren’t an option. Question: My kids have Answer: Oh I can relate just bought a home and are to your busy boys ... probexcited to fix it up. ably hanging off the curtain They are working on the rods or using the fabric for family room. They like wood superhero capes. paneling. There’s a brick There were years when fireplace painted white, and I simply left the windows small windows at either end bare. of the room. But you do have options. I have suggested board Roller blinds come in a vaand batten for the walls. riety of solid, juicy colours What do you think? that will jazz up your kids’ Their look is modern retroom, and roll up and out ro, if that is a valid descripDEBBIE of the way neatly for daytion. TRAVIS time playing. Answer: The board and When pulled down, most batten style of wood panelof the sunlight or night ing is a versatile way to add street lights are blocked character to a family room. out with enough left peakIt is rooted in history as far ing around the edges to back as the Middle Ages, has give comfort to children who don’t like the feeling of country about it, but is totally black rooms. also seen in elegant urban settings. I came across another option for Walls are clad with 10 to 12-inch a safe and sound window treatment boards applied vertically and the through Hunter Douglas. seams covered with 3-inch wide batTheir Vignette Modern Roman tens. Shade with the Literise cordless lifting If you prefer a stained finish, then system has it all. The cordless feature the boards and battens must be real was what sold me ... safe for any age. wood to ensure even colour coverage. They have a stylish fabric look, a cross A less expensive alternative is to apply between a blind and a curtain. battens directly onto an existing wall The Vignette Shade is available in and then paint all one colour. sizes that cover large windows up to The height of the board and batten 108” wide and 144” long. application is at your discretion. The polyester fabric is soil and Full walls are finished with moulddust resistant and blocks out lots of ing along the top. those harmful ultraviolet rays. (For For a dado, cap with a chair rail windows or glass doors, these are the measuring from the floor approximateonly roman shades that roll, stack and ly one third the height of the wall. traverse, multiplying your design opThis retro panel look works with tions.) both traditional and modern design. The padded window bench is a clevTo balance the white fireplace,
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Reasons why wainscoting makes sense Whether we recognize it or not, most of us are highly motivated by appearances and feelings. That’s why beautiful interior details can boost the perceived value of your house out of all proportion to the cost of installing them. As long as you choose those details correctly, that is. Wainscoting is a classic case in point. It’s an age-old decorative wall treatment that uses wood rails and panels to add visual interest to the bottom half of interior walls. The trick is to make wainscoting happen on a reasonable budget and without the need for highly skilled tradespeople. You can put up wainscoting in one of three ways. There’s the common short STEVE cut of applying thin strips of MAXWELL trim directly to walls, creating the illusion of wainscoting. I figure the world already has too much of this wainscoting-wannabe stuff, so I’m not even going to talk about it. Another option is to build and install one-of-akind, custom-made wainscoting. Results here can be great, but the outcome depends on costly professionals that are fewer in number all the time. Wainscoting kits offer a third approach, and it’s often the most practical option. The only Canadian supplier of classic wainscoting kits that I know of is Elite Mouldings (www.elitemouldings.ca; 888.898.1665). I’ve worked with three types of their kits personally, and everything always fit. You’ll also find wainscoting kit suppliers south of the border. Either way, you’ve got decisions to make right up front. Will your wainscoting be stained to allow wood grain to show through, or painted? The answer affects the cost of installation and the technical difficulty of the job. Real wood wainscoting that’s stained and varnished is beautiful, but costs more than painted equivalents, both for materials and installation. Stained finishes don’t offer the option of filling less-than-perfect joints with latex caulking before hiding the results under paint, so you’ve got to hire a more skilled trim carpenter who has every right to charge more for stain grade work. Paint-grade wainscoting is made with medium density fiberboard (MDF), or inexpensive hardwoods like poplar. Both work equally well underneath paint. Staingrade wainscoting kits come in oak, maple and other domestic hardwoods, and they’re best finished ahead of time, before installation. One of my favourite options is coloured finishing oils. Brush on a coat, let it soak in for 15 minutes or so, then wipe off the excess. Let the surface dry for 24 hours, then repeat three or four times. The result is a deep finish that’s also easily repairable. Just wipe on more finishing oils to hide scratches and dents. Different brands of wainscoting kits are typically made with five main elements that work together. Baseboard runs horizontally along the floor as it does in any trim installation. The vertical elements flanking decorative panels are called “stiles”, and the horizontal elements are called “rails”. The top of all this is capped by another kind of horizontal trim called “chair rail”. The main thing to understand about wainscoting kits is how quick they are to install. hey do cost more than the raw wood required to make the wainscoting, but you save money by greatly reduced installation labour. If you’re installing wainscoting on bare wall frames, install ½” plywood up to the height of the installation, with drywall extending up to the ceiling from there. You can certainly install wainscoting kits directly on drywall in a reno situation, but why not give yourself a solid base for nails and screws if you can? There’s so much standardization in houses these days that a lot of us Canadians are starved for indoor spaces that make us feel good just to be there. Add wainscoting to your place and it’ll go a long way towards making it look much better in ways that people respond to.
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Dear Annie: My husband, a pastor, unpaid, he could be a bit more asserwas asked to perform the wedding of tive at the time he is asked to officiate our son’s friend and his bride. by saying, “Please call the church ofThis involved two trips out of town. fice about the fee.” For the wedding, we had to drive Dear Annie: For the past three summore than 400 km round-trip, board mers, my friend “Don” has spent a our dog for two days and pay for our few days with me at our family beach own motel room, even house. though the bride said they The second year, he hintwould take care of it. The ed about visiting again and weekend cost us $230. was pleased when I invited This is my gripe: My hushim back. band was not given a dime Soon, he began referring for his services. to “his room” at the beach When I mentioned to him house and making reguthat in the future he might lar comments about “next make it a condition of doyear.” ing a wedding that his travI didn’t know how to el expenses be covered, he respond, so I ignored the shrugged and said, “They comments, even though I probably couldn’t afford it.” thought he was being a litMITCHELL But they were able to aftle presumptuous. & SUGAR ford everything else, plus a This summer, I told Don honeymoon! that I had invited another This is not the first time friend and his wife to join he’s been stiffed, although me at the summerhouse. bridal etiquette says it is customary to His response was that all of us could pay the clergyman $150 to $500 for his go. services. Annie, even though there’s enough One couple offered to take us to room, I want to have only this other dinner, but never did. Another couple couple. But all I could think to say to gave him frozen fish. Don was “maybe.” Please tell bridal couples to be conI’m guessing that his feelings are siderate of the clergyperson who has hurt, but I’m a little annoyed. sacrificed to officiate at your wedding. What should I do? — Awkward in You would not hesitate to pay the Idaho limo driver or the stylist who does Dear Idaho: You do not owe Don an your hair. Be sure to budget a decent invitation or an apology, nor are you amount for the cleric’s services, espe- responsible for whatever assumptions cially if you know travel expenses are he has made about being entitled to involved. Thank you for letting me get stay at your beach house. this off my chest. — Pastor’s Wife in the Two invitations make you a generNorthwest ous host, not his lifetime roommate. Dear Wife: The person who performs Continue to be friendly with Don, but the service should be paid after the say nothing more about the summer ceremony, preferably in an envelope place unless you are ready to invite along with a note of appreciation. Trav- him again. el expenses also should be covered. This is not your fault. Bridal couples can inquire about Please email your questions to anniesthe fee at the church or synagogue of- firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s fice. Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd But if your husband routinely goes Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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CANCER (June 21-July 22): The intention Choose consciously and wisely now. we bring to whatever we do can determine CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): We can the effect it has. chase the acquirement of things but rarely It’s great to be part of helping people love stop to appreciate what they are symbolic of. themselves. In some way, you understand It is happiness that drives all of our actions. this. What you desire to share now will be of You are sensing that your focus is misplaced. benefit to others. Trust it. By releasing your desire for financial abunLEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There are times dance, you draw more of it to you. in life when others will have an opinion of us AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Moon that in no way approaches the truth. In those meets your modern ruling planet Uranus, moments, you know that what they feel is the bringing a quick moment of flooded emotions result of their own projections and has noth- that returns you to a sense of sanity. Your ing to do with you. most sane state is when you’re unabashedly VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sometimes, yourself, trusting your creative intuition. when you least expect it, something really big PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There’s comes along that excites you and gives you something to be said for maintaining hope. hope in your future. Your “something really Tremendous faith is denoted by our willinggreat” is here. It is knocking. Answer and go ness to hold onto our faith that things will for it with all your heart. work in our favor. Life is moving in the most LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There are some positive direction for you. Do not allow a curthings that you just know about yourself. You rent discontent to shake you. know that you are strong. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, You know that the challenges of the past syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a will not be repeated. You know this in your master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosheart, but feel fear. Rest in what you know mology and Divination, from the University of for sure. Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Desire. It determines what we want. We usually associate it with a person, but we also have desire for other things, experiences, or accomplishments. This is distinct from drive, which guides us to what we need. Clarify if what you now yearn for is a want or a need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): A lot depends on our will take place at worldview. It’s our worldview that decides the meaning beFestival Hall, 4214-58 St., Red Deer hind all of life’s events. You’re WEDNESDAY, SEPT 5 — 6:00 P.M. being asked to refine your (and every Wed. during Sept.) worldview so that it supports your ultimate career aims. No Previous
Saturday, Sept. 1 SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): People CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: react differently to the stimulus. Some people Gloria Estefan, 55; Phil McGraw, 62; Lily hide when they feel vulnerable. Others put Tomlin, 73 on a performance. You’re now irritated by a THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Happy Septem- presentation from yourself or another. Choosber! This month, Saturn reaches the late, criti- ing to see the light behind the mask will rectify cal degrees of Libra and we reach the second any negativity. exact alignment in the Uranus-Pluto square. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Perhaps Several years will culminate this month, al- Socrates was right when he said the point of lowing the lessons to reach within life was to grow wiser. You’re us. It will be a great day, enjoy! better for all your previous frusHAPPY BIRTHDAY: Love trations. Now comes the benefit challenges and returns you to a of what was a challenge, and is sense of your own power. Your now an opportunity. imagination can benefit many arAQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. eas of life. It’s a deeply healing 18): There may be a time to be year that puts the past behind responsible, but the more you you and propels you into a powcan trust that what you love to erful future. It will be a great year, do will also be very profitable, enjoy! the more likely you are to see ARIES (March 21-April 19): your prosperity rise. Trust what We think of successful people as is required can also be the key disciplined, but rarely consider to true joy. the love they give to their work. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): NADIYA Like all love, it challenges and Being your best means that you SHAH asks us to grow. Give your all to claim your right to your hopes the process in front of you. Find and your dreams. You now wonthe love and your endeavour will der if you have what it takes. have an air of greatness. You really do. Do what you can TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Some of our and it will be more than enough to get where pictures from the past bring up great memo- you want. ries. Others bring sadness. Pictures capture Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, who we were at the time, trying to love to the syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a best of our ability. Focus on what was great master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosabout whom you were and what is so differ- mology and Divination, from the University of ent now. Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in the GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Compas- Advocate. sion is when you are willing to see others kindly. Self-love is when you see yourself Sunday, Sept. 2 kindly enough to know that the most lovCELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: ing thing for you to choose is to not keep Nikki Taylor Melton, 15; Salma Hayek, 46; certain people in your life. This is your Keanu Reeves, 48 choice now. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Venus is slowly CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’re now moving into alignment with Saturn. This conquieting your doubt. This will allow new ideas figuration tends to speak to a hard truth in to flow. The inspirations that are about to hit love and money that might not always feel will surprise you. Who it is you are meant to great in the moment, but in retrospect, was be will be revealed in a brief glimpse. The vi- just the truth we needed. It will be a great sion will fill you with energy to achieve what day, enjoy! you see. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: A deeply transformaLEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Anyone can make tive year, with quick surprises and deep monoise, but there is a shining that can only ments of understanding. You free yourself of come from a calm place within. You’re irritat- those pesky undesirables in every area of life, ed with another person. Be willing to see the walking a bold path into the future. It will be a core light within and you will find the source of great year, enjoy! compassion. ARIES (March 21-April 19): As the Moon VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): We can meets Uranus in your sign today, you have say we hate to feel things, but the truth is, your monthly moment of revelation. These without our feelings we would not know days they can feel uncomfortable for a mowe are alive. Feelings are a part of the ment, but quickly reveal their blessing. You’re human experience. There’s nothing wrong being freed from regret, to fully embrace new with you for feeling as strongly as you do. dreams. Trust the process. It’s very encouraging. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Though hope LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Doing what you is one of the things that define what it is to love has great rewards. You’re being asked be human, on its own it is not enough. There now to rely on this internal connection to comes a point when action is required that drown out the noise of others opinions now. demonstrates the hope we feel. Have hope Living in accordance to your own truth is all and move forward. that matters. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): To go forward, SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ve in- even when it is hard, is the greatest act of vested a lot in an illusion. Now, you may have resilience. to face the ways that you might have lied to There is a time to nurture your disappointyourself or otherwise avoided the facts. This ment. This is not the time. You’re being asked process will soon reveal itself to be most use- to take action even though it feels challengful. You’re better for the truth. ing. You’ll heal in the process.
A&W’s Cruisin’ for a Cause Day in Red Deer raised thousands of dollars for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada last month. At seven A&W restaurants in Red Deer, $31,863.08 was raised for the cause. On Aug. 23, A&W’s fourth annual Cruisin’ for a Cause Day raised $1.25 million across Canada. From every Teen Burger sold across the country, $1 was donated to help end MS. Pictured here: Paul Hollands (right), president and CEO, A&W Food Services of Canada, and Yves Savoie (left), president and CEO, MS Society of Canada, were joined by Taylor Plaza franchise owner Lydia Doiron (centre) and the Great A&W Root Bear® during Cruisin’ for a Cause Day at Taylor Plaza A&W in Red Deer. Taylor Plaza A&W is this year’s A&W President’s Award recipient for overall excellence.
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BASSETT Hazel 1920 - 2012 Hazel’s family regretfully announces the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Michener Hill Extendicare in Red Deer at the age of 92 years. Hazel leaves behind two daughters and numerous extended family and friends. A Private Memorial Service was already held. Memorial donations in Hazel’s name may be made directly to: Senior Citizen’s Downtown House, 5414 - 43 Street, Red Deer, Alberta.
STEWART Garry and Helen Congratulations Mom and Dad on your 50th Wedding Anniversary. Love, your family.
We are a non-profit organization and have been teaching Traditional Shotokan Karate for over 20 yrs. We are now taking l Registration Dept. Oct. Nov. for beginner and advance classed. There are times that run from Mon. to Sat. Call 403-347-0646 website: www.reddeerkarate.com
M, 67 looking for F to share expenses. Planning to take you to Italy. I have a son and grandson. Reply to Box 1009, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9
NAVY League of Canada Red Deer Branch, AGM September 27, 2012. 6:30 p.m. at the Armory. Red Deer, All Welcome
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 347-8650
STEWART Garry and Helen (Schnepf) 50th Anniversary September 1, 1962
P/T Caregiver req’d for mid. age lady in S. Red Deer. Entails 2 visits daily, 9-9:30 a.m. & 8:30-9:30 p.m. to monitor well-being & health. Schedule involves 10-14 days/mo. Job pays above average wages.Send resume to Box 1001, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9
MILLER (MacDonald) Linette, Cory and Matthew are thrilled to announce the birth of Eric Jordon on August 2. Proud grandparents are Jim and Marilyn MacDonald of Red Deer and Mark and Jean Miller of St. Albert. Special thanks to Dr Wiebe and his staff and the staff on Unit 25 for their care.
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Central Alberta LIFE The newspaper far mers look to for best values in: *Farm Machinery, *Feed & Grain, *Livestock, *Trailers, *Supplies & *More. CHECK US OUT CALL 309-3300
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Central Alberta Theatre
Sept. 6 & 7, 7 - 9 pm Nickle Studio Memorial Centre My Three Angels by Sam & Bella Spewack 7 MALES & 3 FEMALES various ages. Visit centralalbertatheatre.ca or CAT’S Facebook site Contact Heather 347-5216 or Carol 346-1514 Start your career! See Help Wanted
LOST downtown/north hill tan/gold Roxy purse with black/pink Volcom wallet with all ID. 403-346-7785 No questions asked
We currently have a young lady seeking the following supports: * Full Time Proprietor * Weekend Respite (2 weekends / month) generally Friday afternoon to Sunday evening)
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SAT. SEPT. 1, 9-3 No early birds Lots of household & misc. Something for everyone
3518 42 AVE. Multi family. Thurs. Aug. 30, 4-8 Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-5 Kids items, kids scooters, household, etc.
MOVING SALE 41 WELLIVER ST (Alley) Sept. 2 & 3 Sun. & Mon. 9 - 3 Big & small household items, + lots of free books.
83 NYMAN CRES Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 & 2 Thurs. Fri. Sat. & Sun 10-5. Lots of household misc. Proceeds to Missions!
HUGE garage sale SUNDAY SEPT 2MONDAY SEPT 3 FROM 9-5PM lots of craft items including some pottery stuff, household items, and garage stuff as it is time to clear things out. Some items such as, dishes, Christmas outdoor decorations,crosscountry skis(used once), small tv,pc tablet computer, sewing machine,serger sewing tables, materials, handpainted desk and chair, and many many more things. follow the signs from 2a and hwy 597 near BLACKFALDS e-mail email@example.com
GARAGE SALE! CHECK IT OUT! 37 Rose Crescent, RD Friday Aug 31 6 PM - 9 PM Sat Sept 1, 8 AM to 1 PM
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F/T Veterinary Receptionist to cover a maternity leave position. Must have exceptional client care, a willingness to learn animal handling and restraint, the ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment, and work well with others. Shifts for the first 2 months will be daytime hours Mon to Fri. for training and then they will be evenings and weekend with a competitive wage. This position involves a lot of reception work mixed with animal handling. VMR or vet clinic exp. preferred. Please submit resume in person to Animal Emergency Services 7644 Gaetz Ave. Fax 403-347-2661 or Email dschouten@ cedarwoodvet.ca by September 6, 2012.
BUSY MEDICAL PRACTICE requires an energetic, personable F/T Receptionist in Red Deer. Must be well organized, detail oriented & able to multi-task. Computer skills an asset. Send resume to Box 1008, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer,
CALIBER PAINT & BODY INC.
Currently seeking A F/T EXP’D BOOKKEEPER, with office duties, Must have all accounting backrground with knowledge of Simply accounting. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE’RE GROWING! Laser Derm & Wellness Centre in Red Deer - a med-spa is looking to hire an Aesthetician. Must have aesthetic diploma, all training will be provided. Please drop off your resume to Laser Derm Bay 500 80 Donlevy Avenue Red Deer, Alberta. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
LOOKING for exp’d equipment operator with pen checking experience as an asset. Call 403-556-9588 or fax 403-638-3908 or email email@example.com
LEADING facility services It’s simple to run a Garage company is seeking hard Sale Ad in the Red Deer working, safety conscious Advocate and make quick cleaners for janitorial team. cash. Phone Classifieds F/T work. Fax resume to 309-3300. 403-314-7504
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
Health Services Manager
The Redwoods retirement community is currently seeking an LPN to oversee the delivery and accuracy of our care plans & medication assistance programs. This position offers FT hours with great benefits, no shift work and very few weekends. This position manages a team of Health Care Aids and ensures appropriate care is in place for our residents. Meeting and assessing new residents and current residents also a large part of this role. We hire for heart and with our team it shows as we recruit for the “Origin DNA” and truly enrich lives of those who live and work with us. Forward resume to Charmaine Kramer, General Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at: 6 Daykin Street Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3P9 RN, LPN & HCA’S Required. All positions available. Visit www.mvsh.ca or send resume to HR@mvsh.ca
FLINT TUBULAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES requires Shop & Yard Laborers. $16/hr. to start Apply w/resume to: 4115 39139 HWY 2A (Blindman Industrial Park) DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ dexproduction.com or fax 403-864-8284
Office Administrator/Coordinator Position The successful candidate will possess a positive outlook, computer skills and be highly organized. Excellent phone and customer service skills required as well as have the ability to multi-task in a team based atmosphere. Jewellery knowledge an asset. Competitive wages and benefit package available. To become part of our team, bring resume to: 2-4910 45 Street, Red Deer
OFFICE & PHONES CLOSED MON. SEPT. 3, 2012 Red Deer Advocate & Red Deer Life Publication dates: SAT. SEPT. 1 SUN. SEPT. 2 TUES. SEPT. 4 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at 5 p.m. Central AB Life Publication date: THURS. SEPT. 6 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at 5 p.m. Ponoka Publication date: WED. SEPT. 5 Deadline is: Thur. August 30 at 5 p.m.
Show & Sale Sept. 8 & 9 Sat. 10-5 Sun. 10-4 Lacombe Rec Centre Carswell’s 343-1614
Is currently seeking individuals or couple to join our team. If you are prepared to share your home, provide supports to an individual with a developmental disability and contribute to a person’s “Quality of Life” we would like to talk with you.
34 RUTLEDGE CRES. BACK ALLEY Fri. Aug 31 4-8 p.m. Sat. Sept. 1, 9Noon Lots of Toys, Games, Books for Children/Teachers, Kids Golf Bag, Golf Balls, Misc.
Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.
Central Alberta Residence Society
MULTI FAMILY AT 23 & 27 BUNN CRSC. SAT. 10-5, SUN. 1-5 tools, clothing, electronics, housewares etc.
RDA II req’d for our office F/T Live-In Caregiver for Applicants will preferably 4 days a wk, elderly male. $1834 salary have a minimum of 2 years Mon. to Thurs. less room & board. experience in providing Email resume to: Send resume to: supports, as well a vehicle email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org is required. This individual F/T RDA req’d for end of has requested that there P/T F. caregiver wanted Sept. for busy dental are no children and would for F quad. Must have own like a pet in the home. office. 2 evening shifts per vehicle. Call res. wk. no wknds. 403-348-5456 or 505-7846 Please email resume to: For more information email@example.com please contact Karla @ 403-342-4550 or direct WA N T E D R D A I I M o n . resumes to: Thurs. for General dental A Star Makes C.A.R.S. #101 5589 - 47 St. practice in Rimbey. PreviRed Deer, AB T4N 1S1or ous exp. preferred. Please Your Ad fax 346-8015 fax resume to 403-843-2607 A Winner! e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SHOTOKAN Karate Club
RED DEER BINGO Centre 4946-53 Ave. (West of Superstore). Precall 12:00 & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!!
60 YR.old good old country boy,looking for country or city girl, 50+ Must like dancing, romantic dinners, and outings. Send replies to Box 292, Pine Lake AB T0M 1S0
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in a parking lot. Call 403-506-9075 to identify and claim.
M U LT I c o l o r e d s t o n e bracelet lost at Farmer’s Market Aug. 25. 403-505-2451
Just had a baby boy? SOLEY Byron Apr. 18, 1930 - Aug. 30, 2012 Byron Soley passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the age of 82 years. Byron is lovingly remembered by his wife Esther of 59 years. Three children, son; Doug (Wendy), two daughters; Sharon (Ed), Norma (Larry), six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one on the way, as well as, two brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Poplar Ridge Community Centre on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Messages of condolence can be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Unit 1, 6828 - 50th Ave., Red Deer, AB (403) 341-5181 & (888) 216 - 5111
PRESCRIPTION ladies glasses lost Aug. 8 in or around Red Deer Hospital. Reward 780-372-3607
JANICE ANN HUNTER 1960-2011 No farewell words were ever spoken No time to say goodbye You were gone before we knew it Only God knows why Gone but not forgotten Your spirit lives within us Forever in our Hearts Love you Always The Roseths
CAMPBELL Robert (Bob) Charles Mar. 2, 1933 - Aug. 29, 2012 Bob, beloved husband of Dorothy of Red Deer, AB, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Funeral Services will be held at Parkland Funeral Home (6287 - 67A Street, Red Deer, AB) on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In living memory of Bob Campbell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
Rimbey Publication date; TUES. SEPT, 4 Deadline is: Thurs. August 30 at NOON Stettler & Weekender
Publication date: WED. SEPT. 5 FRI. SEPT. 7 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at NOON Sylvan Lake News & Eckville Echo Publication date: THUR. SEPT. 6 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at 5 p.m. Bashaw Publication date: TUES. SEPT. 4 Deadline is: Thur. August 30 at NOON Castor - Regular deadline Have a safe & happy holiday CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300 email@example.com www.wegotads.ca
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Tornado Hydrovacs has an exciting opening for a Autodesk Inventor Specialist. We are in a time of significant growth and innovation, and need your high performance help. It can lead to a full time position, should conditions prevail favorably. Let’s get started. Essential Skills: • Training / experience with Autodesk Inventor • Training / experience with Autodesk Inventor Vault • Training / experience in document management/revision control. • Training / experience in design for metal working (welding, laser cutting, sheet metal for Steel and Aluminum) • Training / experience with Microsoft Oﬃce and able to learn an enterprise data system. • Organize / prioritize work eﬀectively. • Communicate clearly and eﬀectively. • Able to maintain a professional and pleasant personality in a hard working environment. • You will be part of a creative team, and expected to solve problems, propose and present ideas graphically. • Think on your feet, yet follow systematic plans for change management implementation. Other Requirements: Valid references are expected, and will be called.
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TREELINE WELL SERVICES
Landcore Technologies Inc. located in Ponoka is currently seeking energetic, motivated team players for the following positions:
a growing Production A growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:
Qualified Supervisors, Night Operators & Field Assistants 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Email resumes to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFLO Production Separators is currently looking for production testing assistants. Suitable candidates must have H2S, First Aid, PST/CST and a valid driver’s license. Please forward resume to email@example.com or fax to 403-341-4588. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
Exp. winch tractor operators
Drillers and Driller Assistants with a Class 1 driver’s license.
Bed truck operators
Apprentice or Journeyman Mechanics Pile Drive Operators Pile Drive Assistants Field Supervisor
For Red Deer area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls.
RED DEER BASED Oilfield trucking company requires Oilfield salesperson /truck push . Please send resume and oilfield related tickets to Box 1002, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9
Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, First Aid We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers Please fax resume to : 403-264-6725 Or email to: email@example.com No phone calls please.
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Journeyman picker operators Fax resume & abstract to 403-885-0473 No phone calls please. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
TEAM Snubbing now hiring operators and helpers. Email: janderson@ teamsnubbing.com
WATER & VAC DRIVER needed. All oilfield tickets req’d. Call 885-4373 or fax resume 403-885-4374
Duties include but not limited to the following: • •
Fax resume and abstracts to 403-314-2340 or email safety@ providencetrucking.ca
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REQUIREMENTS: *Valid driver’s license * H2S Alive * Standard First Aid *WHMIS and/or CSTS or PST * Pre-Access A& D Testing Please email or fax your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-294-9323 www.tr3energy.com
Isolation Equipment Services Inc. An expanding Oil Service Company is willing to train the right candidates as valve technicians &/or shop assistants in its fast & mechanical environment.
REQ’D IMMED. exp’d dozer and hoe operators, Phone 403-588-7324 or 403-746-5876
Valve Technician/ Shop Assistants
WE ARE NOW HIRING • in Red Deer experienced: • • Winch truck operators • Bed truck operators • • Picker operators • Swampers •
TR3 ENERGY is at the forefront of reclamation and remediation in the oil & gas industry. We are currently recruiting for:
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Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time. If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you. Now hiring Canyon Champions for the following positions:
Class 1 or 3 Drivers / Operators: Nitrogen, Coil, Cement & Acid, Fracturing Supervisors: Nitrogen, Coil, Cement & Acid, Fracturing
Why Canyon? f Dynamic and rapidly growing company f Premium compensation package f New equipment f 15/6 shifts
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Career advancement opportunities
Seasonal work programs available
We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.
A Central Alberta Manufacturing facility requires a permanent accounting clerk. Applicants must have experience with computers, spreadsheets, and general accounting. This position requires: A team player Strong time management Be a problem solver with an eye for detail Good working knowledge of Excel Flexibility to cover holidays Strong work ethic A/P and A/R experience Payroll experience The ideal candidate will preferably have a college diploma in business administration with a major in accounting or have completed the first two years of the CGA/CMA program. Please forward your resume to email@example.com. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Fax or email your resume and driver’s abstract to: Fax: (403) 347-3406 Email: l.enzie@ isolationequipment.com or drop by #239-37428 RR273 Clearview Industrial, Red Deer County
Central Alberta Residence Society Proprietor Program
Is currently seeking individuals or couple to join our team. If you are prepared to share your home, provide supports to an individual with a developmental disability and contribute to a person’s “Quality of Life” we would like to talk with you. We currently have a young lady seeking the following supports: * Full Time Proprietor * Weekend Respite (2 weekends / month) generally Friday afternoon to Sunday evening) Applicants will preferably have a minimum of 2 years experience in providing supports, as well a vehicle is required. This individual has requested that there are no children and would like a pet in the home.
HERITAGE FAMILY SERVICES is accepting resumes for Live-In Team Leaders in a new Rocky Mountain House program that provides care for children 7-13 years of age. Salary range 3431-3707/month based on experience. Preference given to those with degree/diploma in Human Services. Driver’s license required, as well as First Aid within 3 months of employment. All other training provided. Please submit resumes to: Human Resources Heritage Family Services 300 4825 47 St Red Deer AB T4N 1R3 Fax 403-343-9293 Email hr@ heritagefamilyservices.com For more information call 403-343-3422. Closing Date: Sept. 15/12
ESSENTIAL and we recognize their value.
firstname.lastname@example.org *Specify Position Being Applied For Essential Energy Services Ltd. provides oilfield services to oil and gas producers in western Canada related to the ongoing servicing of producing wells and new drilling activity. We currently offer to the industry Coiled Tubing Services, Service Rigs, Fluid Pumping Units, Nitrogen Services,Acid & Remedial Cementing Services and Downhole Tools throughout Western Canada. As we continue to grow and expand we are currently looking for applicants for the following positions:
Cement & Acid Supervisors & Operators Nitrogen Supervisors & Operators
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Rick at Northwest Motors 3115-50 Ave. Red Deer or fax to 403-341-5066 SOAP STORIES is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location, Red Deer. $17.40/hr. Email resume: email@example.com STEEL MAGNOL INC o/a: All in One, Pinook Hire Sales Clerks 2 locations at Parkland Mall Red Deer, AB Ability to sales. English. Perm, F/Time, Shifts, Weekends Wage-$14.60 per/h E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher, West Country Outreach School
For further specifics on the above positions, please visit Wolf Creek Public Schools’ website at www.wolfcreek.ab.ca, or contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473.
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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. Send resumes to Box 5324 Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1X1; apply by email at Abel.Corporation@ canadaemail.net or by fax to (403) 782-2729
Andy’s Oilfield Hauling Ltd. in Blackfalds requires:
Winch Truck, Bed Truck Drivers & Picker Operators Competitive wages, benefits and scheduled days off. tickets and experience an asset. Please forward applications by e-mail to accounting@ andystrucking.net or fax (403) 885-4931
Parkland CLASS is currently seeking a Residential Supervisor to manage the overall program delivery for 3 individuals with developmental disabilities living in a residential home. Responsibilities include: providing direct care, participating in the development & implementation of personalized plans, training, & budget management. Qualifications: A Degree/Diploma in Human Services, Social work or a related field. Ideally you will have 3–5 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as, excellent interpersonal, team building and leadership skills. Experience responding to behaviours of concern and providing personal care would be preferred. Hours of work: 40 hours week, 7 am – 3 pm or 8 am – 4 pm, Mon – Fri Wage: $20.00 - $20.30 per hour A valid class 5 driver’s license and your own transportation are required. Please forward resume quoting competition #4375SUP by Sep 5, 2012 to: Parkland CLASS, Human Resources, 6010-45th Avenue Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4 Fax: 403 342-2677 email: email@example.com We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.
Wolf Creek Public Schools invites applications for the following position:
ABEL CORPORATION is looking for candidates for the following positions:
RESIDENTIAL SUPERVISOR – 1 YEAR TERM – 2 VACANCIES
Class 1 & 3Q Drivers
P: 1.855.314.3715 Toll Free F: 403.309.3320 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.essentialenergy.ca/careers
SALES CONSULTANT REQUIRED
Parkland Community Living and Supports Society
Coil Tubing Supervisors & Operators
Sales & Distributors
• Project & Construction Managers • Civil, Mechanical, E&I Supervisors & Inspectors • API 510,570,653 & NACE Inspectors • Commissioning & Start Up Personnel • Operations Personnel - Oil and Gas Facilities International Experience to be considered as an asset. Please email Resumes to:
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• Career advancement opportunities • Competitive wages • Industry leading benefit packages • RSP matching program • In-house driver’s training • Employee referral bonus program
RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE PERSON... Experience preferred. Pool operation an asset. On call rotation. Bonuses, Drop off resume to 6853 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 or email: email@example.com
CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT $11/hr. SUPERVISORS $13/hr. Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. Also hiring for Blackfalds location. Fax: 403-782-9685 Call 403-341-3561 or apply in person
WANTED: Global Energy Management Corp. Personnel for Domestic & International Oil and Gas Projects
email: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: (403) 356-1146 website: www.canyontech.ca
• Clean driver’s abstract • Ability to pass pre-employment screening • Willing to work flexible hours • Self-motivated • Valid Class 5 driver’s license • Class 1 & 3Q driver’s license an asset
RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Also BREAKFAST ROOM ATTENDANTS, early morning shifts, flexibility req’d. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433
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1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics & Oro Gold Cosmetics req’s sales people F/T, P/T for women’s makeup & Oro Gold Cosmetics in Red Deer Malls $15/hr. Shift. Wolf Creek Public Schools email@example.com invites applications for the following position: RED DEER BASED Oilfield trucking company Administrative requires Assistant Oilfield salesperson Mecca Glen School /truck push . For further specifics on the Please send resume and above positions, please oilfield related tickets to visit Wolf Creek Public Box 1002, c/o R. D. AdvoS c h o o l s ¡ ı w e b s i t e a t cate, 2950 Bremner Ave., www.wolfcreek.ab.ca, or Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473. SALES ASSOCIATES WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth & Wireless etc... are hiring Restaurant/ outgoing & sales driven reps. Base + excellent Hotel commission! Apply today: firstname.lastname@example.org Bo’s Bar & Grill is looking for experienced line cooks. Competitive wages, bonus system, good work ethic, team player needed. 403309-2200 attn: Jacquie.
For more information PART/FULL TIME COOK please contact Karla @ Apply at East 40th Pub. 403-342-4550 or direct 3811 40th Ave. resumes to: C.A.R.S. #101 5589 47 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 or EXP’D F./T DISHWASHER req’d at seniors residence. fax 346-8015 e-mail: Competitive salary & email@example.com • Exc. monthly guarantee benefits. Apply in person • Exc. job bonus w/resume at Victoria Park • Northern Allowance 9 Avery St. or fax Program 403--309-1960 HERITAGE FAMILY • Excellent Benefit Plan Phone 403-309-1957 SERVICES and Travel Expenses. is accepting resumes for • Retirement Plan F/T or P/T Housekeeping CASUAL/RELIEF STAFF • Lucrative Safety Bonus and servers with experiin their residential centres • Christmas bonus ence in serving seniors. in Red Deer and area. Must be flexible, work Experience with troubled Fax or email your resume within a team environyouth an asset. Driver’s and driver’s abstract to: ment, take initiative and license and minimum Fax: (403) 347-3406 work without supervision. Grade 12 required. Must Email: l.enzie@ Must be available to work be able to attend some isolationequipment.com weekend. We offer a week days of company or drop by 239-37428 competitive salary. training, as well as provide RR273 Red Deer County Fax: 403-341-5613 a recent criminal record T4E 0A1 Attention: ARAMARK check, child intervention check and drivers abstract. e-mail: margery_becker@ aramark.ca Wage is $15.75 - 17.93/hr. Please submit resumes to: Heritage Family Services Professionals Human Resources 300 4825 47 St Red Deer AB T4N 1R3 Fax 343-9293 “JOIN OUR TEAM” Email Optical Lab Tech hr@ Our office is looking heritagefamilyservices.com for a career minded For more info call professional, a team F/T WAITERS/WAITRESS 403-343-3422 player who enjoys a fast Exc. wages and benefits. paced, exciting work Phone for an app’t. atmosphere. Part time 403-346-5448 position. Willing to work Ask for manager RMT required for flexible schedule including chiropractic & massage Wed. evenings and Saturclinic. Please apply, in INDIAN FLAME & PIZZA days till 2 pm. Will train person, with resume to requires immediately, right candidate. Please fax Optimum Performance F/T COOK, 40 HRS. PER your resume to Centre, located in the WK, $13.75/hr. 403-342-0188 Collicutt Centre. Phone 403-314-4100 after 11 a.m.
Paid technical and leadership training
RRSP Matching Program
Excellent hourly wage Lucrative Safety Bonus and Christmas bonus Excellent benefit plan Retirement plan
TECHNICIANS ANDTRAINEES ISOLATION Equipment Services Inc. an expanding Oil Service & Supply Company is seeking quality Service Technicians and Trainees. Previous exp. with service rigs, fracturing, or similar industry exp. with oilfield tickets is an asset Class 1 or 3 driver’s License applicants will get primacy (Drivers with Class 5 & 5Q will be considered if applicant has relevant oilfield experience) A current driver’s abstract req’d Off-road driving exp. is an asset. MUST HAVE valid H2S and AB/BC First Aid Tickets, BENEFITS
f Team oriented f Clean Class 1 or 3 license f Oil and Gas experience an asset
Assembling and repairing control valves/frac heads Calibration, testing & troubleshooting of valves as well as measurement & valve related instruments Disassembly, cleanup and evaluation of parts Signing & documenting date compliance sheets Pressure testing processes with experience, will train Forklift experience/ loader experience, will train Must be 18 years of age or older to apply Must supply driver’s abstract
WELLHEAD ISOLATION SERVICE
Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f Willing to work flexible hours f Safety—focused
ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY GULL lAKE. Phone Brian 318-6760
CANEM SYSTEMS LTD REQUIRES
* JM & Apprentice Commercial Electricians * JM & Apprentice Service Electricians FOR LOCAL WORK Resumes to: Fax: 403-347-1866 Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org No Phone Calls Carpenters and carpenters helpers and labourers needed to start immediately. Email resume to lorieengbrecht@gmail. com or to hengbrecht@ yahoo.com
RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 E3
~TECHNOLOGIST (PARTY CHIEF) ~TECHNICIAN (RODMAN)
In the Red Deer and surrounding area Boundary offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as an RRSP program. We are a Construction/Land survey company based in Airdrie. Please send resume to: FAX: (403) 948-4924 or email email@example.com
HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE TECHNICIAN. United Rentals is looking for a to maintain and repair construction tools and equipment. Applicants must have 3-5 years exp, High School Diploma and valid drivers license. Competitive wages and benefits. Email Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 403-343-1087
CALIBER PAINT & BODY Is looking for an experienced
Journeyman certification is preferred, however exp. in the field will also be considered. If you like working in a fast paced environment, and take pride in your work, please apply. We offer a fun work environment, exc. wages, incentive and benefits. Interested candidates should apply in person at 6424 Golden West Ave. or email resume to: email@example.com
Case IH Equipment Dealer in Red Deer is now accepting applications for
1st & 2nd yr. Apprentice or Journeyman Agricultural Technician /Heavy Duty Mechanic with Ag experience.
We offer year round employment, exemplary benefits package, competitive pay scale and continuous professional training in a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you have a great attitude and integrity, Future Ag Inc is offering you an exciting career opportunity. To apply, forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Barry Groves Box 489 Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 Fax to (403) 342-0396 Email to barryg@ futureag.ca CONCRETE finisher req’d. Must have drivers license. Finishing/laboring req’d. Position starts immed 403-588-9898
F/T HEAVY DUTY JOURNEYMAN or 3rd YR. wanted or growing independent shop in business for over 25 years. Apprentices & journeymen welcome. Competitive wages, benefits training & tool programs. E-mail resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org fax (403) 340-8796
Fleet Brake Parts & Service
Canada’s Premier Fleet Specialist Has an immediate opening for an experienced
at our Red Deer location. The successful candidate will have the following: * Exceptional customer service skills. * Ability to work with minimum supervision * A great attitude Experience with medium and heavy duty truck and trailer parts an asset, but not required We offer above average wages, a comprehensive benefit package and a safe work environment Please apply in confidence to: Fleet Brake Parts & Service 4841-78th St. Red Deer, AB Fax 403-340-0888 or e-mail your resume to email@example.com
RED DEER MITSUBISHI is looking for a Journeyman Technician to join our closeknit team of professionals. Enjoy a diverse workload and above industry average compensation. E-mail resume to MACHINE SHOP firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 403-348-8026 or SUPERVISOR needed for small town in call Ed @ 403-348-8000. Licensed Technicians Alberta, 1- 1/2 hours from only please. Calgary. Must have CNC Machine experience. ROCKY RIDGE Wage depending on GOODMEN BUILDERS INC. experience. ROOFING LTD. is currently seeking mature Please send resume to Requires individuals for modular email@example.com horse barn manufacturing. or fax 403-641-3466.” SLOPED ROOFERS Carpentry exp. an asset. LABOURERS Must have drivers license & FLAT ROOFERS and transportation. 10 hrs/day, 5 days/week. 15 Valid Driver’s Licence minutes south of Sylvan preferred. Fax or email Lake. Fax resume to OILFIELD hauling firstname.lastname@example.org 403-728-3106 or call company located in Red or (403)341-6722 403-373-3419 Deer, Alberta requires a NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
C & C COATINGS is seeking an INDUSTRIAL PAINTER. Exp. with Endura an asset. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165.
Drilling Rig Managers
looking to expand into Wellsite Corehole Supervision as well as exp’d thermal, directional, & horizontal drilling & Well Site Supervisors for ops across Canada, the US, and abroad. Candidates should possess appropriate tickets/certification, MS Windows literate, and be equipped for seasonal or year round rotational ops. Drlg. & Cplt. Sup’s with directional, Hz, & multilateral preferred. Reclamation & construction in demand as well. Send resumes to HR@Codeco.com, successful candidates can expect contact by telephone. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Independent Paint & Body is currently accepting resumes for experienced Autobody Technicians and Shop maintenance person. Apply with resume to 7453 - 50 ave Red Deer, AB or email resume to email@example.com.
WE currently have an opening for a Journeyman/ Apprentice Automotive Technician. Competitive wages and benefits after 3 months. Fax resume to 403-746-2594 Performance Tire-Eckville
Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC OR APPRENTICE You will be responsible for the day to day maintenance of a fleet, answering to the fleet supervisor. Please fax resume to 403-314-2340 or email safety@ providencetrucking.ca
Req’s exp’d automotive Parts Pros who can work flexible schedules. Please apply at 6722 50th Ave or fax 403 309 0354 or email: ps791@ partsourcestores.com
is looking for
Sales & Distributors
LABORER needed in Red Deer ASAP. Must know Red Deer & surrounding area & have valid driver’s license. Please fax resumes to Fireplace Connections at 403-343-1899
Req’s P/T delivery driver to work 3 days per wk within the city. Please apply at 6722 50th Ave or fax 403 309 0354 or email: ps791@ partsourcestores.com
Saputo Dairy Products is seeking a full time
Quality Assurance Technician
for its Red Deer Operation. The preferred candidate will have experience in a laboratory environment and be able to work independently. Job duties will include quality control testing, food product analysis and assistance with the plant HACCP program. Please forward resume to: Saputo Dairy Products, 5410 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer Alberta. Fax: 403-357-3854
SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires Full Time
Carpenters and carpenters helpers Laborers and Skid Steer Operator
Central AB based trucking company reqires
OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558
CLASS 1 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
Req’d immediately Will consider training a professional, experienced driver. Ph.1-877-463-9664 or email resume to info@capilano trucktraining.com
Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & CLASS 1 drivers req’d to ref’s to: 403-343-1248 pull flat deck, exc. wages, or email to: safety bonuses, benefits. email@example.com We run the 4 western provSTAIR MANUFACTURER i n c e s . P l e a s e c o n t a c t Req’s F/T workers to build 1-877-787-2501 for more stairs in Red Deer shop. info or fax resume and abPROFORM CONCRETE MUST HAVE basic carstract to 403-784-2330 Services has immediate pentry skills. Salary based openings for Concrete on skill level. Benefits Finishers and Laborers. Class 3 Commercial Driver. avail. Apply in person at We offer excellent wages United Rentals 100, 7491 Edgar and benefits. Apply in is looking for a Class 3 Industrial Bend. email: person, by fax or by email Commercial Driver firstname.lastname@example.org. and/or to: #201, 5301 43 St. Red to deliver and pick up confax 403-347-7913 Deer. Fax 403-347-4980 struction equipment in Central Email: email@example.com AB. Qualified candidates Sungold must have a clean & valid Specialty Meats Ltd. Class 3 License w/air brake QUALIFIED endorsement. Competitive Innisfail, Alberta ELECTRICIANS wages and Benefits. General Labourers / NEEDED Send resumes to Rob at Meat Cutters firstname.lastname@example.org Positions are available or fax to 403-343-1087 True Power Electric immediately Requires We offer a competitive CLASS 3 WATER HAULER Residential exp. only escalating pay scale, needed. Only those with Competitive wages excellent benefits, Drilling Rig Water Hauling & benefits. performance pay bonus experience need apply. Fax resume to: If you are interested please Need H2S & First Aid 403-314-5599 fax or email us @ tickets.TOP WAGES PAID FAX: 403-227-1661 Fax clean drivers abstract Attn: HR and resume between the EMAIL: ashley.ford@ hours of 9 am to 6 pm to: sungoldmeats.com 403-746-3523 or call 403-304-7179
THINKING OF EARNING MORE
TRANSX NEEDED IMMED. APPRENTICE TO JOURNEYMAN MON. TO FRI. Competitive wage and benefits. Please fax resume to: Attn: Ted 403-341-3691
Get Paid Weekly
MEGA CRANES is looking for a ticketed crane and boom truck operator. Must have Class 1. Good wages, benefits, 10% holid a y p a y, R R S P ’ s , a n d most evenings and weekends off. Fax resume to 885-4269 or email email@example.com
WANTED Class 1 drivers with propane, butane, LPG mix in Central AB. Must have all tickets Fax resume to 403-887-6110 or Call Dennis at 403-588-5836
DISTRIBUTION Franchise with a national food supplier in the beautiful Castlegar, BC area. Offers good income & steady, reliable work. Requires investment, good physical condition and a class 3 with air. Contact 250-304-1838
1349300 Ab Ltd o/a Trochu Gas & Snacks. Wanted food counter attendant, food service supervisor, retail store supervisor, positions. Wage: from $11.50/hrfood counter attendant, $13.00/hr-food service supervisor, $16.00/hrretail store supervisor. Apply in:sungmina@ hotmail.com or fax:403-442-3138 or mail: pobox488 114 1ave N. Trochu AB T0M2C0 1442968 AB LTD o/a Rimbey Gas & Snacks. Wanted food counter attendant, food service supervisor, retail store supervisor, baker positions. Wage: from $11.50/hr-food counter attendant, $13.00/hr-food service supervisor, $16.00/ hr-retail store supervisor, $14.50/hr-baker. Apply in:firstname.lastname@example.org or fax:403-843-3871 or mail: PO Box 2069 5134 50 Ave Rimbey AB T0C 2J0
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED CLEARVIEW For early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri., + 8 a.m. on Saturday.
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIER NEEDED
Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available!
Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in
GED Preparation Morning, Afternoon And Evening P/T Classes
KENTWOOD Keen Crsc. & Kendrew Dr.
Adult Education & Training
Oriole Park West 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 MICHENER
* 50A Street & 51 Street between 40 Ave & 43 Ave. * 51 A Street & 52 Street between 40th Ave. & 43 Ave. DEER PARK Doran Crsc. Doan Ave. area ALSO Dixon Crsc. area ALSO * Duffy Close & Dietz Close area ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
Reliable vehicle needed. For more info
Central Alberta LIFE
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
SERVING CENTRAL ALBERTA RURAL REGION
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in GRANDVIEW MORRISROE WEST LAKE Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in EASTVIEW 82 Advocate $430/month $5165/year WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year MOUNTVIEW 71 Advocate $372/month $4473/year GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler
Earn $500.mo. for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week.
EXPERIENCED GRAVEL TRUCK DRIVERS, HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & LABOURERS Netook Construction Ltd. is currently hiring for upcoming work. You must have a current driver’s licence and safety tickets which include H2S, First Aid/CPR, CSTS. Operators will be required to have Ground Disturbance level 2. Applicants with class 1 and rubber tired hoe/skidsteer experience would be considered for our labour crew. Send resumes to email@example.com or Fax 1-403-556-6231.
Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303
Is now hiring for:
Full time Certified Quality Journeyman Auto Body Painter, Certified Journeymen Auto Body Technician and Certified Quality Estimator, required for busy shop in Rocky Mountain House. Top wages and benefits. E-Mail Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 403-845-7724 or stop by: Skyline Collision 4811 43rd Street Rocky Mountain House, AB
We are looking for students self-motivated, outgoing and friendly for marketing Central Alberta’s only daily newspaper
ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED for Early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate in Sylvan Lake Please call Debbie for details
314-4307 Career Opportunity
requires the following personnel:
Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds looking for work 3 to 6 days a week, hours are 4:30 - 9:00pm
FRAMING LABOURERS CONCRETE FINISHERS GENERAL LABOURERS
If this is for you, please drop off your resume at: 2950 Bremner Ave, Red Deer the Red Deer Advocate or email to: email@example.com
- Training provided - Great inventory - Good Commission plan - Guaranteed income - Experience preferred but not necessary, will train - Great working environment
• Great benefit package. • Wages based on experience. • Own transportation to work is required. Please fax resume to
403-885-5516 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org Misc. Help
$18.36/hr. + bonuses. Red Deer distribution company beginning 2nd. successful year of growth in the Red Deer area. We are currently seeking energetic individuals looking to get ahead. Positons include: Water quality advisers, customer service and general labor. P/T & F/T positions avail. Rapid advancement avail. Please call Sat. Mon. & Tues. 10-6 403-356-0330
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life
YARD PERSON - Excellent Wages and benefit pkg. Please apply to: email@example.com
Boundary Technical Group Inc.
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303 Fleet Brake Parts & Service Canada’s Premier Fleet Specialist Has an immediate opening for a
FRAMERS req’d. Exp. preferred. Exc. wages . Local work 403-588-0808
is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:
- Concrete Batch Plant Operator - Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers - Steel Reinforcement Labourers - Overhead Crane Operators - General Labourers
Managers – Cooks - Dishwashers Servers – Hosts – Bartenders Convenience Store Attendants Friday September 7th & Saturday September 8th 11:00am until 6:00pm Hampton Inn & Suites
www.smittys.ca Canada’s Largest Full Service Family Restaurant Chain – Since 1960
Our completely redeveloped Smitty’s Restaurant, Lounge, Convenience Store, New Husky Gas Bar and Car Wash on Gasoline Alley in Red Deer, A.B. will reopen in October. Don’t miss your opportunity to apply. Previous experience is an asset. SMITTY’S CANADA LIMITED, #600 – 501, 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0C7, Fax: (403) 229-3899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. eaglebuilders.ca. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail: email@example.com.
F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL AB LUBE SHOP
at our Red Deer location. The successful candidate will have the following: * Exceptional inter-personal skills. * Able to lift 50 lbs. * Ability to work with minimum supervision * A great attitude A valid class 5 driver’s license is required. We offer above average wages, a comprehensive benefit package and a safe work environment. Please apply in confidence to: Fleet Brake Parts & Service 4841-78th St. Red Deer, AB Fax 403-340-0888 or e-mail your resume to email@example.com
REQUIRES MANAGER/ LEAD HAND. Exp. req’d. Submit resumes by fax: 403-507-8514 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
E4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA: Andrews Close Ardell Close/ Allan St. Asmundsen Ave/ Arb Close Aikman Close/ Allan St. BOWER AREA Boyce St. Bell St./Byer Close INGLEWOOD AREA: Issard Close
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.
F/T WASH BAY ATTENDANT
Monday to Friday Good wages & benefits Must have valid drivers license. Please forward resumes to Ted by fax: 403-341-3691
Please contact QUITCY
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collectins! Packages come ready for delivery!
P/T help needed for janitorial days and or eve/wknds. $13.00 start please send resume to acncleaning@ hotmail.com grt supplemental income!
Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info
CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
SIDING HELPERS req’d. Willing to train. Construction exp. an asset. Starting wage negotiable. Bob (403)872-1312
Deermart Equipment, Red Deer’s John Deere Dealer is seeking to fill a full time position for a Front Counter Parts Technician. Experience in parts is an asset however with detailed training avail. it is not required. * Outstanding and proven successful background in customer service. * Exc. people skills and must enjoy working with customers * Must be able to work in a team environment. * 1st. yr. apprentice also accepted. Duties for this role will also include but are not limited to assisting customers to locate and purchase parts, store merchandising and staying on top of industry and product changes. All interested and qualified applicants may forward their resume to the attention of Lindsey Loring by email: lloring@ deermart.com by fax 403-342-5600 or in person at 6705 Golden West Ave., Red Deer, AB.
oﬀers a variety of
VANIER AREA: Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Valentines Crsc./ Vandorp St.
Front Counter Parts Technician
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Skills Link Program.
OILFIELD SERVICES INC.
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
CUSTOMER SERVICE A locally owned industrial supply company is looking for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@ aesreddeer.com
Please contact QUITCY
SAFETY COURSES to meet your needs.
Standard First Aid , Conﬁned Space Entry, H2S Alive and Fire Training are courses that we oﬀer on a regular basis. As well, we oﬀer a selection of online Training Courses. For more information check us out online at www.firemaster.ca or call us at 403 342 7500. You also can find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @firemasterofs.
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403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544
R H2S Alive (ENFORM) R First Aid/CPR R Confined Space R WHMIS & TDG R Ground Disturbance R (ENFORM) B.O.P. #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. (across from Totem)
FIRST AID, HCP, CPR Certified Instructor, SJA Next Course SEPT 1,2,3, SAUD, 403- 307-7444, email@example.com
THE TASTY BAKERY PACKAGING & COUNTER SALES P/T OPPORTUNITY No early mornings, No late nights No Sundays, 2 or 3 afternoons per week. Apply in person at: Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive (directly behind Nutters)
TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, Exp’d. Drivers & Swampers required. MAPLE LEAF MOVING Call 403-347-8826 or fax resume to: 403-314-1457. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
Antiques & Art
JOIN THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Today!
SUNNYBROOK AREA: Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Springfield Ave.
TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
27” TV very good cond, $75; coffee and 2 end tables, light oak, $40 403-347-1181 BEAUTIFUL drapes and liners, 152”x90, gold color french damask fabric, 150, perfect. for Heritage home or large room, 403-885-0026
BED ALL NEW,
Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. CHEST of drawers $35; bath tub shower doors $50 403-340-2727 CHINA CABINET $40; 4 drawer dresser $20; 20” color tv $20 403-986-2849 CRYSTAL CHANDELIER, Sears model, asking $75; call 403-885-0026 D R E S S E R w / m i r r o r, 3 drawers $70; chest of drawers, 4 drawers $50; night table 2 drawers $40; record cabinet 26” x 15” x 22”h $40 403-314-2026 PICNIC table, & umbrella, green tones, like new. $75, 2 tables, 36x36 chrome, $10 ea., kitchen table, beige, $10. 403-346-7991 QUEEN size Regal Firewood mattress, box set, metal frame and headboard/ foot AFFORDABLE board for sale. Located in Homestead Firewood North end Red Deer, Spruce, Pine, Birch asking $200. Contact at Spilt, Dry. Pickup or Del. 7802248370 or email 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 firstname.lastname@example.org. VARIOUS light fixtures, FIREWOOD. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 bookcase unit, captains bed,, wood benches, ladbirchfirewoodsales.com der, metal shelving unit, g e a r s f o r c a r, s t o v e , Garden FREE! ...L GIVEN AWAY!!
100,000 Potential Buyers???
for all Albertans
Central Alberta LIFE SERVING CENTRAL ALBERTA RURAL REGION
stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990
LAWNMOWER electric, w/extension cord, works well, $50, 403-341-5594
Health & Beauty
*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown RD 587-377-1298 open 10am - 6pm Monday - Friday!
Misc. for Sale
OFFICE TRAILERS FOR SALE
Phone: 1-877-842-3288 or 403-348-1671 www.officestogo.ca 1/2 TON TOWABLE OFFICE TRAILERS 18’, 21’ AND 24’ TRAILERS TOILETS, DESKS, MINI KITCHENS, & SOFA BEDS
Stereos TV's, VCRs
1860 1870 1900
18 CONTAINERS of various 2 cycle engine oils, power steering fluid chain saw oil, and more, all for $10; alum. extension ladd e r 11 ’ l o n g w h e n n o t extended $50; tail gate protector and cargo organizer for Ford Ranger new, both for $40; 26 8 tracks, 26 cassettes and 27 LP’s country/western, must take all $80 403-314-2026 2 FREE fence posts 18 Oslo Close 21” TV, works perfectly, $40; 2 end tables, brass & glass, $20; black leather ladies jacket small, $50; red Jag alarm clock, great as gift $15, 403-347-0325 H E W L E T T PA C K A R D PRINTER color laser jet printer, fax , scanner & copier asking $100, 403-887-0979 PANSONIC 47” , REAR PROJECTION TV, $80; JVC 5.1 surround receiver, $30; new white size 9 ladies figure slates, $20; new 6 quart chafing dish w/fuel, $80 new, asking $35; 403-346-0204 PICTURE frames new in pkg., dble matted, portrait 5x7, frame 8x10, $10/for 2 403-314-9603 TIM Hortons coffee pot $50; lawn swing $50; older metal lathe $50; breadmaker $20 403-887-5848
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
Grain, Feed Hay
1st CUT Hay, no rain near Red Deer 403-340-3061
2 BDRM. condo, new reno, no pets, $900. rent/d.d. RENTED
3 Bdrm. Glendale Townhouse
1.5 baths/5 appls. fenced yard, cozy w/bdrm. fireplace $1250 Sorry, no pets. Hearthstone 403-403 314 0099 Or 403 396 9554 www.hpman.ca
3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1350 SD $1000 avail. Sept. 15 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca
FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Houses/ WANTED • 3250-3390 Duplexes
Red Deers newest Apartment Homes
1 & 2 bedroom suites available Nov. 1st. Great location 6 appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer, microwave). Balcony Window Coverings Adults only 18+
3. 4. 5
Be the ﬁrst tenants to move into our brand new building
Rents from $800 - $1375
1830 CALL: 403-302-7896
FREE KITTENS, multi color. 2 mos. old. 403-569-2950
KITCHEN clock/radio Sony fm/am, 3CD under cupboard, new $100 403-314-2026
Misc. for Sale
2 BDRM. main floor of house, retn $1150, utils. incl., shared washer/dryer, RENTED 2 BDRM., close to schools & shopping, quiet neighKITTENS TO GIVE AWAY borhood, $875. TO GOOD HOME 403-598-6386 403-786-8691 BLACKFALDS By Owner, New Starter Home. Unique SWEET KITTEN looking bi-level, walk-out bsmt. for loving FOREVER FOR SALE OR HOME, 2 M, 1 F, Domestic RENT TO OWN. shired haried , indoor and 403-348-9746, 746-5541 fully litter trained, please call 403-346-5640’ Brand new duplex! to inquire. Huge 5 bdrm. 3 baths with yard. 5 appls, room for the whole family, avail. NOW $1695 + utils. Hearthstone 403-403 314 0099 Or Dogs 403 896 1193 www.hpman.ca CAVACHON pups, = CaHALF DUPLEX, front/back vailier x Bichon 505-6837 split, 2 bdrm. 2 car garage, FREE TO good home male gas incl. $1100/mo., Oct. German Shepherd / Great 1,403-886-5342 357-7817 Pyrenees cross, friendly, 2 Inglewood duplex! years old. 403-786-8691 Lovely newer 2 bdrm. lower suite, 6 appls, off street parking, avail. NOW Only Sporting $1075 Sorry no pets. Hearthstone 403-403 314 Goods 0099 Or 403 396 9554 www.hpman.ca ELLIPTICAL bike, recumbent bike, universal gym MODERN, Newer 1/2 du403-342-4097 plex for rent in Red Deer, Inglewood, 10 min. from RD College. 2 bdrms each Collectors' with own ensuite, finished bsmnt., attached garage. Items No smoking, no pets. $1575 includes utilities. VINTAGE handmade table Available immediately. cloth, ivory color, 60” wide phone: (403)638-7949 x75” L, $45, 403-314-9603 email@example.com SYLVAN, five fully furn. 2 bdrm. + hide-a-bed, incl., Travel cable, dishes, bedding, all Packages utils. $950 - $1400/mo. 403-880-0210 TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers WESTPARK! SOMETHING Cozy 2 bdrm. main floor for everyone. suite. Shared Laundry. Make your travel Fenced yard. Double plans now. det. garage. Only $1295 with utilities INCLUDED. Hearthstone 403 314 0099 Or 403 896 1193 www.hpman.ca
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
FREE FARM cat and kittens to good home before winter, great for acreage or farm mousers, call 403-347-0127
YOUR old don’t wants could become someone else’s trea- Appliances sure. Sell it fast with an Advocate Want Ad. Phone APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. 309-3300. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042
IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply in person with resume at: Reg Cox Feed M i x e r s . S o u t h o f U FA Burnt Lake Indust. Park, Phone 403-340-2221 or fax 403-341-5622 LABORER needed in Red Deer ASAP. Must know Red Deer & surrounding area & have valid driver’s license. Please fax resumes to Fireplace Connections at 403-343-1899 LABOURERS needed, own transportation, physically fit. Fax resume 403-309-2364 NEW AUTO yogurt maker $35; ceramic water jug, like new $50; grey suitcase 24”, rollers, new cond, $28; walker w/basket seat $40; printer/fax/copier HP Office Jet LX $35 403-352-7964
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Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Lana 403-550-8777
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3 BDRM. 4 plex, Innisfail, heat incld’d, $795 w/laundry connection 403-357-7817
Absolutely stunning custom built home with walk out basement on 1.16 ACROSS from park, 2 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, a c r e s . S u r r o u n d e d b y spectacular views of Pine 4 appls. Rent $875/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. OCT. 1 Lake, open concept layout, South-facing wrap 403-304-5337 around deck, FEATURE rock wall 3 way fireplace GLENDALE , 2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., oversized garage with 10 $925 incl. sewer, water & ft doors and in floor heatgarbage. D.D. $650, Avail. ing . hot tub,3D HD media room, wet bar, pool table; Oct. 1, . 403-304-5337 there are just too many features to mention. The 4 ORIOLE PARK across from park and play- b e d r o o m s a n d 3 b a t h rooms are thoughtfully laid ground. 3 bdrm. 4-plex, out, having 1736 sq ft on 1-1/2 bath, 4 appls. main floor and a total of ,$950/mo. inclds. 3057sq ft of elegantly finsewer, water & garbage. ished living space. D.D. $650. Avail. Oct. 1. Offering at $679,000 as a 403-304-5337 private sale. 403-550-3030 email@example.com
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Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901. 3810-47 ST. Spacious 2 bdrm. stove, FREE Weekly list of fridge, security. Adult only, no pets, Well maintained properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s bldg. Rent $795; phone phone #, etc. 342-7355 403-550-1612 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer BRAND NEW BRIGHT le- www.homesreddeer.com gal suite, 1100 sq.ft. lower level of bi-level in Sylvan Lake, separate entrance, Mason Martin Homes has large windows, 2 bdrm.., 8 Brand New Homes full bath, 6 appls.,no pets, starting at $179,900 n/s, $1000 + UTILS., renCall for more info call tal application and ref’s 403-342-4544 req’d., 403-887-7047
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PRICE REDUCED, ONE OF A KIND 4 yr old Conquest Modular Home. Exceptional Lot in Silver Lynx Adult living Park, Very Quiet. Well maint. Fenced community. House 1650 sq. ft. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Office 200 sq. ft. 2 car Garage 624 sq. ft. Under office Storage Drawers. Every option from A/C to Air hot tub. Jim @ 403-438-0172 Olds
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SF Bungalow in Bowden. Price to sell at $209,000, Contact Danielle, Urban Real Estate for questions or viewings at 403-399-1546. Check out our virtual tour at www.therealrealtor.org
Beautiful family home with an amazing lake view. Fully remodeled bungalow with central air. 4 bdrm., 3 bath, $368,900. 403-598-2559
Red Deer River at your back door with 150’ of River Frontage. 3020 sq.ft. $849,900. Well maintained! 2+1 bdrm. 26x24 garage. Huge lot! $224,900
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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!
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MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Lana 403-550-8777
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2 STOREY TOWNHOUSE 4 SALE 32 - 269 Inglewood Dr. 4 bdrm, 2.5 Bathroom To view call 403-795-5421 Asking $263,900
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2007 FORD F150, 4x4, Mechanically Inspected, 193,000 kms. Crew cab loaded. $11,000. 403-746-5541 2002 FORD F150 XLT w/ many additional options. $3000. 403-748-3487 1997 FORD F150, 4x4, good cond. 403-346-3427 1997 FORD F150 reg. cab, green, good cond SOLD!!! 1995 GMC 3/4 ton 4x4 blue, propane, L/B, $1000 obo 403-304-8915
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2009 GMC HD, Z71, L/B, E/C super clean. $17,900. 403-346-9816
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PUBLIC NOTICE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is calling for applications to own and operate a beverage container depot in the Town of Blackfalds. There will be a mandatory information session on September 26, 2012 to discuss contents of the application package. This meeting will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Clearview Room at the Red Deer Lodge, located at 431149 Ave. in Red Deer, AB. The closing date for receiving completed applications will be November 23, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.. Please contact the BCMB in writing to request your application package E-mail: email@example.com Mail: Beverage Container Management Board #100, 8616 – 51 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6E 6E6
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E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
Publisher vows to sell bin Laden book DESPITE THREATS FROM PENTAGON BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The publisher of an insider account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden said Friday it will begin public sales next week despite a Pentagon warning of possible legal action against the book’s author and unspecified associates. Before the Pentagon’s warning, the publisher had moved up publication to Sept. 4 from Sept. 11, saying that it was “important to put No Easy Day on sale and let the book speak for itself.” “At this time, we see no reason to change our plans,” Christine Ball, a spokeswoman for the publisher, Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint, said in a statement. Pre-orders for the book have catapulted it to No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list, displacing the erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. An initial print run of 200,000 has been increased to 575,000 copies. It was highly unlikely that the government would try to halt publication of the book itself, considering that a limited number of advance copies are already in the public domain and media reports have summarized the book’s contents. Pentagon press secretary George Little said the book’s author, ex-SEAL Matt Bissonnette, was in violation of two nondisclosure agreements that he signed in 2007 by failing to submit the book for an official security review before it was published. Bissonnette’s lawyer disputed this Friday, saying he believes the decorated former SEAL has “earned the right to tell his story.” Little would not say what
legal options the Pentagon is considering or when it might take action. Little suggested that the Pentagon might be satisfied if Bissonnette were to stop the book’s official release. The Pentagon obtained an advance copy last week and has since been reviewing it for any classified information and to determine what, if any, legal action should be taken, Little said. “The onus is on the author,” Little said, while declining to spell out what the author must do. Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon’s top lawyer, notified Bissonnette on Thursday that the Pentagon believes he is in “material breach and violation” of two nondisclosure agreements and of a related document he signed upon leaving active duty in April 2012. In a letter faxed to Bissonnette through his publisher, he was advised by Johnson that “further public dissemination of your book will aggravate your breach and violation of your agreements.” Johnson said the Pentagon is “considering pursuing against you, and all those acting in concert with you, all remedies legally available to us in light of this situation.” In response, Robert D. Luskin of the law firm Patton Boggs wrote to Johnson on Friday that his firm is representing Bissonnette and asserting that he is not in breach of his nondisclosure agreements. Luskin, who represented White House aide Karl Rove in the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity in the Bush administration, said the author had “sought legal advice about his responsibili-
ties before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it did not disclose any material that would breach his agreements or put his former comrades at risk. He remains confident that he has faithfully fulfilled his duty.” The Justice Department could go after the profits of the book in a civil proceeding. Department spokesman Dean Boyd declined any comment on the book Friday. In the late 1970s, retired CIA agent Frank Snepp published a book about his CIA activities in South Vietnam without submitting it to the agency for prepublication review. The government sued to collect all profits and the court ruled in the government’s favour. The government did not contend that Snepp’s book contained any classified material. In its 6-3 ruling in 1980, the Supreme Court said “undisputed evidence in this case shows that a CIA agent’s violation of his obligation to submit writings about the agency for prepublication review impairs the CIA’s ability to perform its statutory duties.” If the Pentagon determines the Bin Laden book does disclose secrets, the government could consider bringing federal criminal charges against Bissonnette. -The potential charges and penalties would depend largely on what type of secrets were disclosed. Little declined to describe the Pentagon’s assessment of the contents of the book, but he later said it had not reached “any final conclusions” about whether secrets were revealed.
Nieto declared winner of Mexico’s presidential vote LEFTIST OPPONENT OBRADOR REFUSES TO ACCEPT RESULT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s highest electoral authority declared Friday that Enrique Pena Nieto was the legitimate winner of the July 1 presidential election, formally opening the transition to a new government despite continuing claims of fraud by the left’s second-place finisher. The Federal Electoral Tribunal said leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador failed to prove claims that vote-buying had affected the results of the vote that returns the former autocratic ruling party to Mexico’s highest office after a 12-year absence. Pena Nieto insists his Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, has changed. In the final decades of the 20th century, its rule was marked corruption, vote fraud and periodic economic crises. “Mexico will have a modern, responsible presidency, open to criticism, willing to listen and take into account all Mexicans,” Pena Nieto said at a ceremony in which the tribunal gave him the document certifying him as presidentelect. Outgoing President Felipe Calderon called Pena Nieto to congratulate him and wish him the best for his administration that will begin when he takes office Dec. 1. Calderon “offered his support so that that administration will be successful,” the president’s office said in a statement. Lopez Obrador told reporters Friday morning that he
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Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), holds up a document issued by the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TRIFE) that declares he won the majority of votes in last July’s presidential election in Mexico City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Pena Nieto will be sworn-in to office on Dec. 1. refused to recognize the election results and was calling for a peaceful protest that he described as “civil disobedience” on Sept. 9 in the Zocalo, the historic plaza in the heart of downtown Mexico City. He launched street demonstrations that paralyzed central Mexico City after he lost the
2006 vote, but widespread protests appear far less likely this time. Lopez Obrador said the electoral tribunal made an illegitimate ruling Thursday evening when it rejected the leftist’s allegations of votebuying and other campaign violations by the PRI. The seven electoral magistrates are nominated by Mexico’s Supreme Court and confirmed by Congress and are widely seen as credible and non-partisan, although Lopez Obrador has alleged that several members were based in favour of the PRI. “I am telling the people of Mexico that I cannot accept the judgment of the electoral tribunal that declared the presidential election valid,” Lopez Obrador said at a news conference. “The elections were not clean, free and genuine. As a result, I will not recognize an illegitimate power that’s emerged as a result of vote-buying and other grave violations of the constitution and the law.” Lopez Obrador, a popular former mayor of Mexico City, was able to call hundreds of thousands into the streets for campaign rallies, and he retains a large and fervent base of support in the capital. But Pena Nieto’s margin of more than 3 million votes was far wider than the few hundred thousand votes that cost Lopez Obrador the last presidential vote, and many opponents’ outrage at Pena Nieto’s win appears to have largely faded since the July 1 vote.
UN report props up warnings on Iran’s nuclear program: Israel BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM — Israeli officials said on Friday that a new United Nations report adds credibility to their warnings about Iran, as tensions grow between the Jewish state and its allies over how to tackle Tehran’s suspect nuclear program. The report by the U.N. nuclear agency, which emerged on Thursday, concluded that Iran had stepped up the installation of centrifuges capable of making weapons-grade material in an underground bunker at its Fordo underground facility, safe from most aerial attacks. The U.N. report also said Iran has effectively shut down
inspections of a separate site — the Parchin military complex — suspected of being used for nuclear weapons-related experiments, by shrouding it from spy satellite view with a covering. It drew rapid criticism from Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, who said Friday the assertion about Parchin “does not make any technical sense.” Iran denies the West’s claims that it is seeking to develop weapons but its government makes no secret that it sees expansion of its nuclear program as a right. An Israeli official said that the U.N report “confirms what Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu has been talking about for years now, that the Iranian nuclear program is
designed to achieve a nuclear weapon.” He spoke on condition of anonymity. Israel has been weighing unilateral military action against Iranian nuclear facilities amid faltering international efforts to persuade Tehran to scale back its uranium enrichment, a process that would be key to bomb-making. The United States opposes Israeli strikes. The strain between Washington and its longtime Israeli ally has been on full display this month, with a top U.S. military officer, Gen. Martin Dempsey, twice speaking out against a go-italone strike. He was quoted on Thursday as saying he would “not want to be complicit” in such an assault.
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This book cover image released by Dutton shows “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden,” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. The firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.
U.S. reporting first death due to new swine flu The United States has reported the first known death caused by the H3N2 variant virus, the new swine flu that has been jumping from pigs to people there. And in another development that underscores how dynamic the intersection is between pigs, people and influenza viruses, health authorities in Minnesota announced Friday they have found three people infected with a different swine flu virus, an H1N2 variant virus. An unidentified Ohio woman became the first to succumb to infection with H3N2v, which was first seen in people in the U.S. last summer. The virus has triggered an explosion of cases — 288 at last count — in 10 states this summer. The woman, 61, was from Madison County near the centre of the state. She reportedly had chronic health problems before she came down with H3N2v after visiting the pig exhibit at a county fair. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control expressed sympathies, but used the opportunity to warn that people who have serious health problems should avoid swine.
Officials order arrest of TV cameraman for shooting CARACAS, Venezuela — A cameraman for a TV news channel has been ordered arrested for his alleged role in a confrontation at a rural community that led to the wounding of a farm worker by a gunshot, a top government official announced Friday. Interior Minister Tarek El Aissami said police are looking for Tolosa Robert Frank Torres, a cameraman for Globovision, which is a frequent critic of President Hugo Chavez’s socialist-leaning government. There was no immediate comment from Globovision, which said Thursday that it was co-operating with authorities. The company also said it did not condone employees being armed during journalistic work, while saying its TV team had been attacked by presumed local workers with “blunt objects.” Aissami told state television on Friday that Tolosa Torres and other employees of Globovision entered a rural community in the state of Aragua without permission and were approached by local residents. He said a gunshot then wounded a farm machin-
ery operator in the neck. The justice minister noted that Globovision is a critic of the Chavez’s administration, alleging that it “manipulates, distorts and attacks all the efforts of the government.”
Princess Cruises says evidence shows that ship didn’t pass stranded boat Six months after two Panamanian fishermen died at sea, an American cruise line says it has new information that contradicts claims that one of its ships ignored the drifting fishing boat’s distress signals. Princess Cruises said in a statement Thursday that it compared a video of the fishermen’s boat when it was found off Ecuador with a photograph of a boat taken by birdwatchers aboard the Star Princess off Panama last March and concluded they were not the same. The birdwatchers notified the ship’s crew that men on the small boat were signalling and appeared to be in trouble, but the ship never changed course to help them. Princess, based in Santa Clarita, California, has said that word never reached the captain, and the crew on the bridge saw no signs of distress. Rescued fisherman Adrian Vasquez and the families of the two fishermen who died are suing the cruise line.
U.S. government ending protections for wolves in Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in the United States. The announcement Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service entrusts the state with managing wolf numbers and endorses a plan that allows for them to be shot on sight in most of the state, while keeping them permanently protected in designated areas like Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming will take over management of the wolves at the end of September. The decision of the announcement quickly sparked promises of legal challenges from environmental groups that argue wolves still need protection to maintain their successful recovery. Dan Ashe, the agency’s director, acknowledged the “emotional reaction to wolf hunting” but said it would not be “detrimental to long-term conservation of wolves.”
Published on Sep 7, 2012