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Family care clinic eyed BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Centre Committee is stepping up its efforts to bring a medical facility to the community. Mayor Susan Samson said on Thursday that the committee will submit a proposal to the province for a family care clinic. Premier Alison Redford made the election promise to build 140 family care clinics across the province over three years. Samson said an application process is expected to be announced in late November. In a 30-minute meeting between Alberta Health and Wellness Minister Fred Horne and committee members in Edmonton on Tuesday, Horne mentioned family care clinics but did not make any promises. “We wanted to know if that would be an option model that would fill that medical gap for Sylvan Lake,” said Samson, who was in the meeting along with Dr. Brad Bahler and Betty Osmond, Sylvan Lake chief administrative officer. “The minister said sometime in November a committee would come forward with what the criteria is for family care clinics. There would be a call for proposals and interested communities or non-profit organizations could submit an interest in having a family care centre.” Samson said they were not sure what a family care clinic would entail or if Sylvan’s needs would be met with one, but they would not leave any stones unturned. Samson said the meeting was productive and any time a meeting is held with a minister, another door opens. “We wanted to assure the minister the residents and area residents are very committed to an urgent care centre and we are not wavering on that position,” she said. “He knows us now. He is very clear he is not making a one-off decision based on what we tell him. He is challenged to look at health care as a whole. But he understands our concerns.”
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Notre Dame Cougar Jordan Briault fends off West Central Rebel Devin Chatenay during first quarter high school football action at Great Chief Park on Thursday. The Cougars went on to defeat the Rebels 56-19.
Salé, Wotherspoon enter Sports Hall Rowdy wind farm staff AMONG NINE ATHLETES IN CLASS OF 2012
CALGARY — Two of Red Deer’s most decorated athletes have joined the Canadian sport’s elite by being part of the 2012 class inducted into the Canadian
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Figure skaters Jamie Salé and David Pelletier pose at a news conference after nine new inductees to Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame were announced in Calgary on Thursday.
Sports Hall of Fame. Jamie Salé and Jeremy Wotherspoon were two of nine people that will be enshrined in the Hall as part of ceremonies in Calgary, Thursday. The others included Salé’s partner David Pelletier, rower Derek Porter, bobsled pilot Pierre Lueders, soccer player Charmaine Hooper and Canadian hockey star Scott Niedermayer. Calgary Flames owner Daryl (Doc) Seaman, posthumously, and sport pioneer Marion Lay entered as builders. Salé and Pelletier were the electrifying story of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. They skated a beautiful Love Story free program, only to be given the silver medal behind a Russian pair. A judging scandal was revealed and the Canadians were awarded a second set of gold medals later in the Games. Figure skating’s judging system was overhauled after that. “I don’t think we changed the sport,” Salé said. “Everybody that preceded us, we all contributed to getting us to that point. “Unfortunately there was a really bad scandal or controversy that made that happen. It was time to make changes in our sport. It made our sport better. I’m really proud to be part of history now.” Salé and Pelletier were married following those Games, but later divorced. Salé wed former NHL player Craig Simpson earlier this summer.
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BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Stettler RCMP’s patience is wearing thin with some of the rowdier construction workers brought into Alberta for the Halkirk wind farm project. “We have an issue with some out-of-towners here who are working in the area,” Sgt. Duncan Babchuk said this week. “A majority of our problems are from them as of late. “I think the reality is these guys are not in their home province. They’ve lost control of themselves. I don’t know a better way to put it.” A couple of weekends ago, police were called numerous times to a Stettler watering hole to deal with brawling and intoxicated patrons. “We had 11 prisoners and 10 of them were from that (wind project) crew,” he said, adding only one was a local person. Police ended up laying numerous counts of causing a disturbance and resisting arrest, as well as single counts of obstruction and possession of a controlled substance. Among those who found themselves in cells were workers from P.E.I., Ontario and B.C.
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Court of Appeal upholds ruling on Boissoin letter BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld the right of people to have opinions, and the right of newspapers to publish those opinions, even if those opinions are offensive, coarse, crude or insensitive. On Wednesday, a panel of three judges dismissed an appeal by a former Red Deer school teacher and human rights activist who took exception to a letter published in the Red Deer Advocate on June 7, 2002. Within the body of his letter, writer Stephen Boissoin attacks a system he calls “the homosexual machine.” Two weeks after the letter was published, the Advocate reported that a gay teenager had been attacked. Social Studies teacher Darren Lund then launched a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission, claiming Boissoin’s rant had
precipitated the attack. While a human rights tribunal agreed with Lund’s position and awarded damages, that decision was later overturned by Justice Earl Wilson of the Court of Queen’s Bench. Lund, who left his position at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School to join the faculty at the University of Calgary, then asked the Alberta Court of Appeal to review the Court of Queen’s Bench decision. In a judgment heard on Dec. 7, 2011, and announced on Wednesday, the panel of three judges agreed with Justice Wilson, repeating his statement that, “While the language of the letter ‘may be jarring, offensive, bewildering, puerile, nonsensical and insulting,’ it was not likely to expose homosexuals to hatred or contempt within the meaning of the Alberta statute.” Justice Clifton O’Brien, author of the Court of Appeal’s 31-page judgment, stated that he and the two other judges on the panel support the Advocate’s de-
cision to publish the letter, allowing that it opened public discussion on an issue of public interest. Joe McLaughlin, who was the newspaper’s managing editor at the time the letter was published, said in a sworn affidavit for the Queen’s Bench hearing that Boissoin’s letter did not directly target homosexuals, but that it targeted the “machine” that supports them. “We believe that he has a right to express his views, and the Advocate has the responsibility to publish letters on issues of wide public interest,” says McLaughlin’s affidavit, parts of which are published in the Court of Appeal judgment. O’Brien writes that a certain amount of debate must be permitted, even if some of it is offensive, “to make the general public aware that such type of thinking is present in the community and to allow for its rebuttal.” The judgment also awards Boissoin his costs for the appeal. email@example.com
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OUT-OF-TOWNERS: About 260 workers hired About 260 workers have been hired by Edmontonbased Capital Power Corp. for its $357-million project to build 83 giant wind turbines by the end of this year between Halkirk and Castor. Most of the troublemakers live in local motels. Some workers have staked out temporary homes in a town campground. To keep order, police have been laying charges, and release conditions for some have included no alcohol provisions and orders to stay out of the County of Stettler. The wind project is in the neighbouring County of Paintearth. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has been alerted and is stepping up enforcement in local bars. Town officials have also been informed of the problems. Besides the rowdiness, Stettler RCMP have been kept busy giving speeding tickets to workers heading back and forth to Halkirk, where the wind farm is being built. At least 40 tickets have been written since midsummer, with some drivers already dinged more than once. One lead-footed driver was ticketed twice within a few minutes. Babchuk said police are getting fed up and the next step will be to contact the company that has hired them. Michael Sheehan, a Capital Power spokesman, said they have not heard from the police. “I trust that if the RCMP has specific concerns, they will contact our project manager,” says Sheehan in an emailed response. email@example.com
HALL OF FAME: New facility But Salé and Pelletier were comfortable and amiable Thursday as large screens at the Hall repeatedly showed images of their post-skate embrace of 2002. “I had two posters as a kid in my room, Gilles Villeneuve and Wayne Gretzky, and they’re both in
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Seven of the new inductees to Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame during a press conference in Calgary on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. From left to right: speedskater Jeremy Wotherspoon, rower Derek Porter, soccer player Charmaine Hooper, Marion Lay, figure skaters David Pelletier and Jamie Salé and hockey player Scott Niedermayer. here,” Pelletier said. “To think I might inspire someone to achieve what they think is impossible is an amazing gift.” Wotherspoon won 67 World Cup races in long track speed skating and still holds the world record in the 500 metres. Canada’s Sports Hall Of Fame opened the doors on its new facility last year. The red and white structure at Canada Olympic Park now houses 529 inductees across multiple sports. Also being inducted was one of Canada’s most decorated hockey players who has a unique postcareer project. Scott Niedermayer has taken a stand on a controversial environmental issue. For Niedermayer to line up alongside those against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline that would run through British Columbia is conspicuous. Georges Laraque’s involvement in the Green Party notwithstanding, few hockey players campaign on the environment. Since retiring two years ago, Niedermayer, a fourtime Stanley Cup winner and two-time Olympic gold medallist, has become a spokesman for the World Wildlife Fund, which says the pipeline threatens the Great Bear Rain Forest on B.C.’s coast. “I grew up in a small town in the mountains and our parents had us out doing things,” said the Cranbrook, B.C. native. “The more I travel, the more I appreciate and respect what we have in our country. I felt it was important to try and hold onto that. “I’m just sharing my opinions on things, my beliefs. That’s part of being in a democracy, I suppose, or should be. I know people will disagree. That’s fine too, I think. Not quite as fine as if they agreed.” Niedermayer continues to work in player development for the Ducks. Niedermayer and his family live
in Anaheim and drive an electric car. They spend their summers in the Cranbrook area. Hooper helped pave the road to Canada’s Olympic bronze medal in women’s soccer this summer. Her header versus China at the 2003 World Cup propelled Canada into the semifinals for the first time. She appeared in 129 international matches for Canada during her 20-year career and scored 71 goals. Hooper, whose daughter Charlie accompanied her to the Hall, had watched the Canadian women’s team in London with interest. Porter won Olympic gold with the men’s rowing eight in 1992 before switching to single sculls and taking silver in 1996. “There have been a lot of rowers go through this hall,” he said. “Just look at the old black and white photos flashing on the screen. Canada has a great legacy in the sport of rowing for sure. I think Canadians embrace the sport really well.” Lueders didn’t attend Thursday’s ceremony because he is currently coaching Russia’s bobsled team. The Edmonton native won two-man gold with brakeman Dave MacEachern in 1998 and followed that up with a silver in 2006 with Lascelles Brown. Seaman, who died in 2009, was among the six Calgary businessmen who brought the Flames to the city from Atlanta in 1980. The Second World War veteran was a key figure in building of the Saddledome in 1983, which was part of Calgary’s plan to host the 1988 Winter Games. Seaman also established hockey foundations that built arenas and offered scholarship. Lay won Olympic bronze in swimming in 1968 and went on to found the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport. She also helped Vancouver win the bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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A Brazilian-based company is taking over the XL Foods cattle processing plant in Brooks, Thursday.
Clean house: Union FOOD WORKERS UNION SAYS MANAGEMENT THE PROBLEM AT XL FOODS returns to normal. JBS USA said it wants to work with the union to make the XL Foods plant a success. Spokesman Cameron Bruett said JBS USA plans to have a team in Brooks as soon as possible that will reach out to the union and the community. “Right now the deal consists of our managing the XL operation. How that will be structured, how that will work, all of those details need to be worked out,” Bruett said from Colorado. “We will do so as expeditiously as possible. I suspect in the coming week or so we will have a clearly defined path forward. Our goal is to make the transition as seamless as possible with our No. 1 goal being food safety.” The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reviewing how the plant is managing its E. coli procedures to determine when it can reopen. It was closed Sept. 27 due to tainted meat which caused an extensive meat recall. The plant has not been allowed to ship meat to the U.S. since Sept. 13. The federal agency said the JBS USA deal will not affect its review of the plant. “A recommendation on next steps will be based solely on these observations and test results,” the CFIA said in a release. “Any change in management or ownership at XL will not affect our assessment.” O’Halloran said he thinks limited production at the plant could begin early next week. He suggested the company has food safety expertise that will help XL Foods regain access to the U.S. market. Industry Canada officials were not available to comment on the purchase aspect of the deal. But a federal official in Ottawa said it is unlikely any transaction would face a review because XL Foods Inc. is not a public company and the financial value of the deal would fall below the Industry Canada threshold of $330 million. Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson said he is encouraged by the JBS USA deal. “I take this new development, with another major, highly respected player in the industry, to be a strong indication that all the parties involved are very serious about seeing the plant reopen,” Olson said in Medicine Hat.
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BROOKS — The union representing workers at an Alberta slaughterhouse shuttered because of E. coli contamination hopes the plant’s new managers come in and clean house. Doug O’Halloran of the United Food and Commercial Workers union received cheers from workers at a news conference Thursday when he said those who have been running the XL Foods Lakeside operation — the black hats as they are known for the colour of their headgear — need to be removed. “Some of the management people have to go,” O’Halloran said. “The yellow hats are the workers. The black hats are god or think they are. We all hope some of those black hats are getting their butts kicked down the road, because they’re the problem.” O’Halloran said he is cautiously optimistic about JBS USA taking over management of the plant in Brooks. The company, which also has an option to buy XL, operates eight beef packers in the United States with 25,000 union employees and O’Halloran said the two sides are on good terms there. “We believe this is a positive situation,” he said. “We endorse it with caution because, like anything, the proof is in the pudding. JBS is going to have to come in here and prove they can run the plant. And in order to do that, they are going to have to reach out to the workers.” O’Halloran said the union’s head office in Washington, D.C, has already been informed by JBS that it is going to live up to the current contract with XL workers. He said XL is going to set up a meeting with the union early next week to discuss how the transition is going to take place. Many of the workers on hand shared their president’s cautious optimism. “Everybody is happy. We need new management. We need all new black hats at that plant. We need it new from the top right down,” said Fred, who declined to give his last name. XL Food’s owners, the Nilsson brothers, have not responded to numerous interview requests since the beef recall began. In earlier news releases, co-CEO Brian Nilsson apologized to anyone who got sick from E. coli linked to the plant and said it is the company’s goal to work with the CFIA to ensure there are no further recalls or outbreaks. The Public Health Agency of Canada says so far 15 people have become ill in four different provinces. The union has complained that the speed at which the line in the plant operates forces workers to cut corners when it comes to food safety. The Nilssons have said the plant’s line speed is slower than the For $300 dollar loan for 14 days total cost of borrowing industry average for a fais $30 dollars. Annual percentage rate is (APR)=260.71%. cility its size. Limited time offer. O’Halloran said he hopes to see the plant Downtown Co-op Plaza, Red Deer begin limited production 403-342-6700 as early as next week because many workers will have missed a week’s pay and possibly a couple of more before everything 41600J18-K13
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Vision with commitment Two years into its three-year mandate, the current version of Red Deer city council has begun to firmly establish its legacy — for better or worse. From the perspective of the electorate, that’s exactly the way it should be, as we head to the next municipal election a year from now. And if the province’s intention to establish four-year terms for municipal councils becomes reality, it is even more critical that voters understand who they elected, and why. While voters need to evaluate members of council on all facets of their job, including how they deal with complaints about potholes, we most fundamentally need to understand their vision of the big picture. And we need to know that they have the necessary skill to both explain that vision and shepherd it through the political process. What do councillors see in Red Deer’s future, and how will they manage the growth so that plan is both shared and transparent? We need to understand that while the nuts and bolts of city operation rests with administration and staff, the direction is — or should be — set by council. Certainly, staff are on the front lines, establishing the framework for operations, but the endorsement of
OURVIEW JOHN STEWART that structure, and the vision behind those plans, must come from city council. So decisions like Monday’s refusal of the native friendship centre and low-cost housing in Clearview Ridge is crucial to understanding not just what council envisions for Red Deer, but also how this group gets the job done. In this case, and a few others lately, the vision showed far more clarity and promise than the execution. The stumbling blocks, it turned out, were in the details: although the city had the land, and a vision, for Clearview Ridge, it was never shared through the area structure plan with people who bought or built houses in the new subdivision. The Clearview North Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan does not identify a four-acre site for multi-family or affordable housing development. Hundreds of families made huge financial decisions on new homes based on that plan. Whether you agree with or are appalled by the neighbours’ opposition to an affordable housing project and a native friendship centre, we all need to understand that forcing the
project down their throats was unacceptable. The city has been working with the Native Friendship Centre Society since 2008 on a plan for affordable housing. And the land in question was given to the city by the province in July 2011, with the stipulation that it must be used for affordable housing for at least 15 years. But it was not until this fall that the proposal for rezoning was brought to the public. The inevitable decision — to abandon the project — was the only reasonable response to public outcry, given the circumstances. It is not, however, in anyone’s best interests to believe that every time a vocal group wants to push council, council will back down. Too often, a vocal minority will try to hijack the process. The bike lane pilot project is the most recent, and most obvious, example: despite solid planning, an inclusive process, and plenty of advance warning of what was just a experiment, council didn’t see the project through. Certainly, questions lingered in the wake of the decision to refuse the francophone school project in Anders. The site was zoned for a school, but not a
high school (the modest-sized francophone school would have included all grade levels, including high school). That caveat was enough to send the project elsewhere. And we should all be more than a little curious about what decision-making process council chooses (on Oct. 29) to sort out the fluoride issue. Certainly, this council has made great strides in establishing a framework for inclusive city planning going forward. The Strategic Direction project that lays out distinct charters (including such subjects as Economy, People, Design, Movement, Identity, Safety and Dialogue) shows the desire to embrace a careful governance model. But we have seen flaws in the planning process recently. And we have also seen instances where, despite careful planning, council didn’t have the will to follow through. In the next year, as we watch this council, we should also be evaluating the players who intend to stay on for another four years. And we should be examining their ability to express and pursue their goals. John Stewart is the Advocate’s managing editor.
Poverty reduction strategies wrong-headed WE SHOULD JUST BE PUTTING MORE MONEY IN THE HANDS OF THE POOR BY KELLY ERNST SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE I don’t like poverty — and not just because it is horrible for any person to experience. Where poverty rates are high, crime and imprisonment rates tend to be higher, health outcomes for everyone are lower, and addictions and mental illnesses are more common. Poverty is bad for everyone, not just those who experience it directly. I also dislike poverty reduction plans. The entire premise of “reduction” is wrong-headed. Reduction assumes that it is acceptable to reduce the impacts of poverty without addressing the core reasons it exists. If we really address the core issues, then poverty would be eliminated. “Reducing” rather than “eliminating” poverty suggests that it is enough to address one subset of the poor, or a tiny symptom of poverty’s impact, while ignoring others. Picking only the lowest-hanging fruit to help for short-term political expediency is ethically unconscionable because it overlooks many others deserving help and avoids the core causes of poverty. In my experience, meetings on poverty reduction typically include lengthy kudos for the well-to-do, funders and politicians, often to the exclusion of addressing the issue itself and with little involvement of those actually living in poverty. Leaving people who live in poverty out of key decision-making bodies proposing solutions invites failure. It would be refreshing to see a poverty reduc-
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tion initiative that includes equally those who live in poverty alongside those with the power to help. The poverty industry can also be a barrier to its own stated goal of eliminating poverty. Recommendations in poverty reduction reports read like a wish list of funding proposals with little connection to addressing core issues. For example, one report started their recommendations list noting a need for “reduced complexity” yet then suggests an “expanded array of supports.” Let’s be honest: if poverty were eliminated, many organizations and services would not be needed, and others would be needed less. When NGOs become businesses chasing funds to sustain themselves, and when governments, funders and donors dangle carrots to play follow the leader, this moves everyone toward the fad of the day rather than to seriously address the problem. Studies are clear: the savings from eliminating poverty would be enormous, reducing costs associated with health care, addictions, policing, and so on. It will take political will and daring to actualize those savings. But initiatives to eliminate poverty cannot simply be a forum for the poverty industry to ask the public for more funds. When the Sheldon Chumir Foundation interviewed people living in poverty, they told us they would do much better if they just had a bit more money. This incredibly simple idea is backed by research: with greater funds, people living in poverty can afford their groceries, rent and security deposits, transportation to work, and their lives are considerably less stressful. As a result, they use less health
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care, are less reliant on addictive substances, require fewer social services, are more motivated to achieve greater education, and have more resources and better drive to seek better jobs. These benefits can be delivered without needing extra social workers, food banks, or charitable programs. Senators Hugh Segal and Art Eggleton make this point and suggest various options such as a basic income through a negative income tax that would give money directly to people who need it. This is exactly what people living in poverty who we interviewed requested, but “community leaders” too often ignore this idea. It takes courageous leadership to include and listen to those less fortunate than ourselves, or to enact strategies that go against our ideologies and personal or political interests when we discover our initial ideas were wrong. I remain a cynic when it comes to poverty reduction initiatives. They should not simply appeal to a few donors, funders, or politicians when this is not what those in poverty really need. We can do much better. Demanding much higher standards on addressing poverty and inequality within our midst is the right thing to do. Seriously addressing poverty won’t happen until we make it clear that poverty is ethically unacceptable and display a bold willingness to lead differently to actually eliminate it. Kelly Ernst is senior program director with the Calgary-based Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).
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In June, MP Earl Dreeshen chose to make significant cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency by voting in favour of the Conservative omnibus budget bill. Liberals voted against these cuts because Canadians deserve to feel confident that their food supply is protected just as our farmers and ranchers deserve safe and stable business. Unfortunately, these cuts went ahead and undetected E. coli contamination at the XL Foods facility in Brooks led to the largest meat recall in Canadian history, spanning all the provinces and territories, plus 41 states. Alarmingly, the outbreak was first detected by U.S. food inspectors, not CFIA, and it took over two weeks for the first recall to be issued. At least 10 people have fallen ill. Conservative messaging that everything is fine is cold comfort to those who are sick or were exposed to E coli. Canadians expected the government to heed the lessons of the 2008 listeriosis crisis, which left 22 dead and 35 others gravely ill. Yet the comprehensive audit of our food safety system recommended by an independent review has yet to occur four years later. Not only a terrible human tragedy, this may turn out to be the worst crisis in our beef industry since the discovery of BSE, or mad cow disease, in 2003, which led to an immediate worldwide ban on all Canadian beef exports. Our cattlemen and food processors are at risk of another financial body blow, yet the Conservatives have just cut farm risk management programs, Agri Stability and Agri Invest. Why is Dreeshen cutting support for farmers in crisis? Why is he supporting cuts that remove vital resources from food safety professionals and creating a space where the industry is responsible for more and more of its self-regulation? Waiting for Canadians to get sick is not a food safety strategy. Liberals support our scientists and professionals who are on the front line of food safety and call on Dreeshen to do the same. Frank Valeriote, MP Liberal Party Critic for Agriculture and AgriFood Ottawa
Trapping beavers can’t be justified It’s amazing the disrespect that humans have for most other life forms on this planet that we are all supposed to share. Recently, I read an article in the Advocate, that the city has hired a trapper to kill beaver along Three Mile Bend. It seems the beaver are felling a few trees along the pathway. Yes, beaver do chop down trees. They use them exclusively for food, build homes and dams. They have been doing this for a couple of thousand years that we know of and have not harmed the environment up to this point. On the other hand, man has also chopped down trees for homes, farming and other uses, we also build dams and yes we have had a major impact on the environment. Clear cutting logs eliminates a food source and safe haven for a lot of species; also the large dams that man builds end up doing the same thing. The smaller dams that beaver build contribute to the environment and habitat around them. Is there anyone from the mayor on down who could explain to us just who exactly are the beaver along Three Mile Bend harming, or have the beaver impacted your lifestyle to the point that you have to kill them? Patiently waiting for your reply. Larry Brown Red Deer
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They also wasted money on outdoor gyms. So I say leave them and save the city money. City council sure knows how to waste money! Barrie Calles Red Deer
Thanks for helping accident victim On Saturday, Sept. 29, my son was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Hwy 2 at the south end of Red Deer. He was travelling alone and required medical assistance at your fine hospital. Immediately following the accident, at least three people ran to assist him before EMS arrived. In the confusion, he did not get the names of these wonderful people from the Red Deer area who stopped to offer their assistance, care and reassurance. I would like to thank these people from your fine city who reinforced your reputation as a friendly and caring community. Cheers to Red Deer! Sharon Ferguson Edmonton
In praise of natural Alberta It was my great pleasure to speak at the Red Deer River Naturalists Fall Social held at Festival Hall recently. I enjoyed spending time with the wonderful folks who gathered there. Those in attendance were way beyond nice. Red Deer is fortunate to have such a tremendous celebration. It is likewise gifted by having those whose hard work and foresight make the Red Deer River Naturalists the important organization that it is. I am so appreciative of those wonderful volunteers. Alberta truly is a celebration of nature. Henry David Thoreau said, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” In Alberta, there is wildness enough to soothe the stress of daily life and to provide a window to observe the mysteries and the glories that are nature. I spent as much time as possible enjoying nature in the good company of Red Deer River Naturalists. Alberta is a place where a birder’s dreams come true. I visited cafes and bookstores that were meant for the likes of me. My thanks to everyone associated with the Red Deer River Naturalists for all the good work they do and for allowing me to spend time in their midst. I had a swell time! Al Batt Writer/storyteller Hartland, Minn.
In support of Alberta beef For the past several weeks, the crisis caused by the shutdown of the XL Foods plant in Brooks and several cases of confirmed E. coli-related illness have continued to dominate headlines across the province. My thoughts go out to those who have been affected by E. coli, as well as to the workers who have been unable to work since the plant shut down. The plant in Brooks is a significant economic driver and the impact of the shutdown has already been far reaching. The safety of consumers and getting workers back to work in Brooks need to be the top priorities from all concerned parties. Provincial, federal and company representatives need to continue to work together to get workers back to work and the plant on line once the problems have been fixed. Furthermore, concrete action must be taken to ensure something like this never happens again. This gap in safety protocols should have never happened. Albertans have a right to expect answers and accountability. That’s why Wildrose has called for a full and complete investigation into the causes of the outbreak once the plant is back up and running. An investiga-
Red Deer has a labyrinth, too I was very pleased with Harley Hay’s well-written article in the Saturday, Oct. 13, Advocate, Life can be one big labyrinth, as I have been interested in labyrinths for 20 years or more. I want Harley and your readers to know that there is a labyrinth nearby (probably more than one!). Ours is on the rear lawn of Sunnybrook United Church (12 Stanton St., Red Deer). It’s been in existence since June 2001, having been built by Gilbert and Wilma Giesbrecht of Carbon,, assisted by a number of congregational volunteers. The Giesbrechts also built the one at Naramata Centre, Naramata, B.C., a photo of which was shown with Harley’s article. Our labyrinth is open to everyone, always, and visitors are most welcome. Come and experience what Harley experienced! Jeff Challoner Red Deer
We should be able to refuse fluoride Please allow your citizens the freedom to choose whether or not to ingest hydrofluorosilicic acid (normally referred to as fluoride). Despite the controversy related to this issue, the fact of the matter remains that we live in a society in which we have full control over almost every single product we put in and on our body — except this chemical. Additionally, we would be able to put the money saved into programs or services that lack funding. Chelsah Sigurdson Red Deer
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One guy wrote and said build a paved bike path and they will ride. The reason for bike lanes is city council couldn’t afford to build any more paved paths. There are paved ones such as 76th Street and 49th Avenue, 49th Avenue past Montana’s Cookhouse, north of Atmosphere Sports that I have never seen anyone ride on except for myself if shopping. The only paved one that is really used is Rotary Park. Also what about outdoor gyms? Half of them are not being used. I like the path on 44th Street. I had to ride on the sidewalk before the path was painted and had to brake suddenly for an old lady zooming out of a condo parking lot; same with back alleys on 48th Avenue. Now because of the paths I’m further away from the curb, which gives me better visibility so I can react better. People drive way too fast in Red Deer, which is why we need them. Also drivers need to look both ways for cyclists. I noticed lately people slow down more for me at intersections when turning at parking lots and back alleys because of the paths. Safety gear and a bell also helps. I also don’t have to ride bumpy sidewalks. BMX riders are starting to use them, they are pedestrian-unfriendly on sidewalks. Where do they ride, you ask? On weekdays after 4 p.m. I see quite a few on 52nd Street and 48th Avenue. On weekends: west of Deer Park Shopping Centre, some west of Dawe Centre on sidewalk (a lot of people go by car with families). So city council should focus mostly on working-commuting cyclists downtown rather than recreational cyclists. I went to Calgary last summer and the recreational needs of these cyclists seem similar to Red Deer’s cyclists. I didn’t see a lot of Calgarians riding until around rush hour. Their paths only seem to be downtown and on hills where traffic seemed less. I was wondering if they could put a bike path on the avenue east of Save On Foods from 67th Street to 71st Street since traffic is still hectic after 10:30 a.m. when riding to work and I don’t like crossing busy interFrom September 16th to October 31st sections. Finally, give bike lanes a chance since I find them safe, rather than removing some of them or all of them. What if Red Deer reaches 120,000 people or more? Repaint them back and waste even more money?
tion to find out what went wrong is needed to provide confidence to consumers and the beef industry. Alberta beef is a premium product. It was before the outbreak and will continue to be so after. It is unfortunate something out of the hands of our province’s cattle producers has had such a dramatic effect on their livelihoods. While it is devastating that several people became ill, it is noteworthy that this recent outbreak pales in comparison to past E. coli outbreaks. Only a few years ago, thousands of people were affected from E. coli found on vegetable products like spinach and bean sprouts. Nonetheless, any unsafe food products must be dealt with seriously and responsibly. On Oct. 10, Wildrose Official Opposition held a beef barbecue in support of the Alberta beef industry, with some help from friends with Alberta Beef Producers. Wildrose MLAs, media outlets, legislature staff and members of the public attended to show their support and to drive home the message that Alberta produces the best beef in the world. And of course eating some great burgers made with 100% Alberta beef was a key part of the day. Wildrose will continue to put Albertans first, and that means supporting our producers and demanding accountability for this incident so Albertans won’t have to deal with something like this again. Kerry Towle Wildrose MLA Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Constituency
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With Petronas-Progress review set to end, all eyes on CNOOC-Nexen BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — With a federal review of a Malaysian state-owned company’s takeover of Progress Energy Resources set to end Friday, observers are looking for signals about the government’s thinking on a Chinese firm’s larger — and more controversial — deal to buy Nexen Inc. Both takeovers are by Asian stateowned players, are worth billions of dollars and sprung from joint-venture partnerships with Canadian firms, but the Chinese bid has stoked a great deal more political furor than the Malaysian one. “China comes with more baggage, as befits a great power,” said Gordon Houlden, director of the University of Alberta’s China Institute. At $6 billion, Petronas’ offer for natural gas producer Progress (TSX:PRQ) is substantial, but it’s eclipsed by the $15.1 billion China National Offshore Oil Co. is offering for Nexen (TSX:NXY). Political scientist Wenran Jiang says the challenge for Ottawa will be to show consistency in how it applies the Investment Canada Act’s key net benefit test to foreign deals. “They will have to appear that they use the same set of rules to evaluate, rather than using different tailor-made rules,” said the senior fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. “They will have to show some seriousness as well as consistency.” The review of the Petronas-Progress deal is to run until Friday, unless it’s extended again. Industry Minister Christian Paradis has extended the review of the CNOOC-Nexen deal until mid-November. The reviews can be extended by further 30-day increments, with the buyer’s consent. Jiang said the perception of Chinese firms compared with other state-owned counterparts is unfair in many ways. “The Chinese stateowned companies are considered more menacing in a sense by some people than say a national oil company of Malaysia,” he said. “We need to figure out how do we treat China? Is this potentially treating China as an enemy? Or do you treat China as a business partner?”
While the University of Alberta’s Houlden doesn’t see a direct relationship between the Progress and Nexen reviews, he said a positive decision by Ottawa tomorrow would be “mildly reassuring” to the Chinese giant. A year before their acquisition deal was announced, Progress and Petronas formed a partnership to jointly develop shale natural gas in northeastern B.C. and look at exporting the gas off the West Coast in liquid form. CNOOC and Nexen also had a pre-existing relationship. Last year, CNOOC scooped up Opti Canada, Nexen’s beleaguered minority partner in its troubled Long Lake oilsands project. The two firms also worked together in the Gulf of Mexico. While Nexen’s headquarters are in Calgary, its strategic importance to Canada is questionable. Only about 30 per cent of its forecasted daily production in 2012 is from its Canadian operations, with the vast majority coming from offshore platforms in the North Sea and elsewhere around the globe.
News agency clarifies story on Alberta company fined under immigration and refugee act BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — In a story Oct. 9, The Canadian Press reported on an Alberta firm, Kihew Energy Services Ltd., that had been fined $215,000 after pleading guilty to breaching the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The story said the company was owned by an Orthodox priest, though it also noted there was more than one owner, including Father John Lipinski. In fact, the agreed statement of facts in the case specified Lipinski was not the majority owner. It said “Calvin Steinhaur and John Lipinski are the sole shareholders and directors with Steinhaur being president and holding 51 per cent of the issued shares and Lipinski being vicepresident and holding 49 per cent of the issued shares.” The story also said the company was fined for “bringing in foreign welders and machinists from Europe and exploiting them for profit.” However, the fine came after pleading guilty to one count under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Pro-
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how we addressed our spill at Marshall. Northern Gateway is having ongoing dialogue with all other stakeholders whether they support the project or not,â€? Holder wrote. â€œHowever, B.C. ministers and the premierâ€™s office have declined all invitations to meet since February 2012. Many of the issues being raised in the hearing could be effectively addressed jointly.â€? But Lake said Enbridge has been coming up short on answers to B.C.â€™s questions at the hearings. Lake said lawyers learned Enbridge hasnâ€™t yet determined how accessible parts of the pipeline would be in the event of a spill, and that it wonâ€™t have a spill response plan finalized until six months before operations begin. â€œThe company needs to show British Columbians that they have practical solutions to the environmental risks and concerns that have been raised. â€œSo far, they have not done that,â€? Lake said in the release. Holder said in her release there appears to be a â€œmisunderstandingâ€? of how a pipeline project gets built and the way the National Energy Board regulates the project. She said additional detail is required as the project advances.
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Freedom 2015: many current MPs could be largely untouched by pension reforms BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA â€” Call it Freedom 2015. Current members of Parliament could easily escape pension changes announced Thursday that will see MPs pay a lot more into their pensions and wait longer to collect them. All they have to do is not run in the next election, set for 2015. Thursdayâ€™s reforms mark the first major overhaul of the gold-plated MP pension plan in decades, but the meat of them wonâ€™t go into effect for three more years. After 2015, MPs will have to wait until age 65 to collect their pensions rather than age 55. And by 2017, the amount they pay into the plan will have increased from about $11,000 a year currently to just under $39,000 a year, or half of what taxpayers contribute. But the increases between now and 2015 will take MPsâ€™ share only up to 25 per cent, with the biggest increases coming in the years after that. And MPs who leave before the next election can still cash out at age 55. By 2015, the Conservative government will have been in power nine years. The majority of its members will have served the minimum six years required to collect a base pension, as will have the majority of Liberal MPs. Most of the largely rookie caucus of the New Democrats will have to get re-elected to access the lucrative pension benefits. Treasury Board President Tony Clement said that getting the package of changes through his caucus required discussion. But in the end, MPs felt it was the right approach. â€œThis is historic, weâ€™re proud of it, we think itâ€™s the right thing to do,â€? he said. Clement said the changes will save taxpayers $2.6 billion over five years.
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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, which has long advocated an overhaul to the program, was not concerned about current MPs remaining unscathed. â€œWeâ€™re not going to get into the weeds on process,â€? said Kevin Lacey, the federationâ€™s Atlantic director. â€œI think the results are what matter and, all things considered, this is still a very good package of reforms.â€? The changes were included as part of a massive omnibus budget implementation bill introduced Thursday, though had been hinted at in the March budget. The opposition parties had hoped the reforms wouldnâ€™t be part of a bigger bill. â€œWeâ€™ve said since the beginning that we find weâ€™re in a total conflict of interest to determine our own remuneration,â€? said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, who wants the matter studied by a committee. â€œWe want to do our jobs as parliamentarians. Weâ€™d like to bring in actuaries, bring in experts. â€œThe governmentâ€™s balancing all sorts of figures and facts out there. We want to be able to sit down and do our jobs that we were elected to do which is to study this in proper detail.â€? The omnibus bill also presents a political quandary: if the opposition vote down the bill, theyâ€™ll be forced to answer why they voted down changes to their own pensions.
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VANCOUVER â€” The company that wants to build the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline through pristine British Columbian wilderness is challenging provincial government officials to stop the trash talk and come see company operations for themselves. Janet Holder, executive vice-president of Western access for Enbridge (TSX:ENB), issued a news release Thursday in response to yet another broadside from the government outlining what it sees as the unacceptable answers Enbridge is giving to questions during environmental hearings into the project in Prince George this week. Environment Minister Terry Lake has taken Enbridge to task for a lack of detail in its spill response plan, among other issues. â€œThe answers that we are getting in Prince George show that Enbridge/Northern Gateway has not yet done the work to prove that this pipeline will be safe,â€? Lake said in the news release. â€œThe company is not giving us much reason to have confidence that they can deliver on their promises.â€? The release was issued as hearings on Northern Gateway wrapped up after two weeks in Prince George. They resume again next month in Prince Rupert, where issues including the potential of a deep-water spill will be examined. Lakeâ€™s statement is the latest news-release snipe the government has fired as British Columbia continues an aggressive campaign to underline the five demands it says must be met before the province will consider co-operating with the pipeline. But Holder fought back Thursday in her own release. â€œThere is a need for direct discussions rather than interchanges through the media. This is the time for the B.C. government to be working with Northern Gateway to create the best possible solution for British Columbians,â€? she wrote. Enbridge has been dogged by a harshly critical report from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board that concluded Enbridge employees behaved like the Keystone Kops as three million litres of oil spilled into a creek that flows into the Kalamazoo River after a pipeline leak near Marshall, Mich. in July 2010 The board refered to â€œmajor deficienciesâ€? by the company and a â€œsystemic deficiency in the companyâ€™s approach to safety.â€? Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded more work is needed to clean up the river. Enbridge officials have repeatedly said they have learned from their mistakes at Kalamazoo and on Thursday, Holder invited B.C. government officials to come see the Northern Gateway route for themselves. â€œSee our control room and go to Michigan to see
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Girl’s death felt at We Day event AMANDA TODD’S SUICIDE ADDRESSED AT SUMMIT TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH TO BE ENGAGED IN THE WORLD AROUND THEM BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Like many people his age, 17-year-old Seth Bergen heard about Amanda Todd’s suicide through social media, the same medium that was used to exploit and torment the young teen before she took her own life. And like many people his age, the very public discussion about Todd’s life and death — online, in the news and at school — has forced Bergen to think about the impact bullying has on his peers. “I think a lot of people get bullied, and it’s not often seen; it’s often in the shadows,” Bergen said after attending a We Day event in Vancouver, where the issue of bullying and Todd’s story figured prominently. “I think it’s good that they’re bringing light to that. A lot of the time, the people that are being bullied are hurting a lot more than they show, and the bullying makes it a lot worse.” We Day events are held across Canada to encourage youth to be engaged in the world around them, with music and dance performances intertwined with speeches from the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former basketball star Magic Johnson, both of whom spoke at the Vancouver event on Thursday. Bullying is already a major theme at We Day, and a week after Todd’s suicide made headlines around the world, it’s an issue several speakers at Thursday’s event addressed, including including Johnson, musician and anti-bullying advocate Demi Lovato, and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark. Todd, who was from Port Coquitlam, B.C., took her own life last week after enduring years of Internet sexual ex-
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Canadian activist Craig Kielburger, right, shares a laugh with Archbishop Desmond Tutu during a news conference at We Day in Vancouver, Thursday. ploitation and bullying by her peers. A month earlier, she posted a video on YouTube that described how an incident in which she was lured to expose her breasts on a webcam set her down a path of anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol abuse. Clark, a former radio host who became an advocate for “Pink Shirt Day” before her recent return to politics, paid tribute to Todd on stage at We Day. “I’m wearing pink today in her memory,” Clark told a stadium filled with thousands of grade school students from across B.C. “Amanda left us a video record of what it felt like. And she did that be-
cause she wants each of us to remember her, that she needed someone to stand up.” Lovato’s appearance in Vancouver so soon after Todd’s death was a poignant coincidence, days after the young teen’s parents told reporters about their daughter’s admiration for the musician. Todd’s father, Norm, told the Vancouver Sun newspaper earlier this week that his daughter planned to get a tattoo of the words “Stay Strong,” the same phrase Lovato has tattooed on her wrist. Lovato, a Disney star and a judge on the TV talent show X Factor, has been open about her own experiences with
bullying, which she says forced her to leave middle school. She developed an eating disorder and later started cutting her wrists. Lovato didn’t refer to Todd’s case specifically on Thursday, but she did use her We Day appearance to reach out to bullying victims. “I know that there’s someone out in this audience who’s being bullied, and I know that they need someone to look up to,” she said. “I’m on this stage, and I’m talking to you, whoever that is out there, and I’m telling you that this is an issue that we can beat, this is something that you can get through, and this is something that will not bring you down.” Earlier, in a brief interview with reporters, Lovato said the advent of cyberbullying has made the kind of bullying that she endured as a child even worse. “One reason kids are more affected by cyberbullying, and why bullying has gotten so much worse over the past 10 years or so, is because now we have Twitter and Facebook,” she said. “It’s embarrassing enough to get bullied in person, but when it’s out in front of the entire world online and everyone sees it, it’s even more embarrassing.” During Todd’s nine-minute video, the teen explained in hand-written notes that she was in Grade 7 when she was lured over the Internet by an unidentified male to expose herself on a webcam. A year later, she said she received a message from a man on Facebook threatening to distribute the photos if she didn’t give him a show. Police later told her somebody followed through with that threat, the cards said.
Manitoba chiefs say door closed on missing, murdered women summit BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Manitoba aboriginal leaders say they face a closed door at an upcoming conference on missing and murdered women that includes provincial governments and national First Nations leaders. “They seem to be planning a high-level event, bringing guests in from national aboriginal organizations, and being content in excluding regional and local perspectives,” Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said Thursday. “I think that for far too long, people have observed these boardroom tables at 35,000 feet, parachuting solutions into our communities. “And, unfortunately, I don’t think that’s the answer. The answer comes from ... community-based organizations.” Nepinak said the Manitoba government, which
Commons worker accused of hacking THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Mounties have charged a House of Commons worker with hacking into the Quebec government’s main website last spring. They allege the man broke into the network and gained administrative privileges. Police allege he was planning to upload a program which would have targeted the website and render it inaccessible to the public. The RCMP said Janvier Doyon-Tremblay is charged with two counts of unauthorized use of computers and one count of mischief in relation to data. The 28-year-old is scheduled to appear at the Ontario provincial courthouse in Ottawa on Nov. 26. The police said their investigation found that Doyon-Tremblay was under contract with both the RCMP and the House of Commons at the time the hacking occurred. They say they took immediate measures to preserve the integrity and security of both organization’s networks. The Mounties said they worked closely with the House of Commons, the Surete du Quebec and the Quebec government’s shared services centre during the investigation. The RCMP’s Integrated Technological Crime unit, which covers the national capital region, made the arrest. “There is definitely an increase in computer crimes and they represent a real threat to Canada’s critical infrastructure,” said Sgt. Stephane Turgeon.
is host to the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit Nov. 1-2 in Winnipeg, has told him there is no room for regional or local groups at the meeting. The summit, the third of its kind in the last seven years, includes provincial and territorial ministers responsible for aboriginal affairs or the status of women, as well as national groups such as the Assembly of First Nations. Previous meetings have focused primarily on social conditions faced by aboriginal women. Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said the summit is aimed at national groups, but appeared willing to compromise for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. “The ... summit is being set up under a long-established format for national meetings that include federal, provincial, territorial and aboriginal representation. “Under this format, interested regional aboriginal organizations attend meetings as delegates with
their corresponding national organization,” Robinson said in an email issued by his press secretary. “It was the province’s understanding that as the host provincial aboriginal organization, AMC would be part of the AFN delegation. If the AMC and AFN wish to have separate delegations, the province will ensure AMC still has the opportunity to participate in the summit.” The Winnipeg meeting is to deal mostly with the hundreds of aboriginal women who have been killed or reported missing across Canada. Aboriginal groups have been pushing the federal government to call a public inquiry. Because they are being excluded from the summit, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Southern Chiefs Organization and other First Nations groups in the province are planning their own meeting at the same time. “We believe that the solutions exist in the communities, not from closed boardrooms,” Nepinak said.
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Family shocked at terror arrest BANGLADESHI MAN ARRESTED IN FBI TERROR STING IN NEW YORK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DHAKA, Bangladesh — A few hours before he was arrested in an FBI sting, a Bangladeshi man accused of trying to blow up New York’s Federal Reserve building calmly spoke via Skype with his parents back home and updated them on his studies, his family told The Associated Press. They were stunned Thursday morning to learn that the banker’s son from a middle-class Dhaka neighbourhood was accused of trying to carry out a terror attack. They denied he could have been involved. “My son couldn’t have done it,” his father, Quazi Ahsanullah, said weeping. “My brother may have been a victim of a conspiracy,” said Fariel Bilkis. The FBI arrested 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis on Wednesday after he tried to detonate a fake 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) car bomb, according to a criminal complaint. Prosecutors said Nafis travelled to the U.S. on a student visa in January to carry out an attack. Hours after his arrest, Bangladeshi detectives were at his family’s three-story home in the Jatrabari neighbourhood in south Dhaka. “We are just collecting details about Nafis from his family,” one officer said. Nafis’ family said he was incapable of such actions and he went to America to study business administration, not to carry out any attack. Nafis was so timid, he couldn’t even venture out onto the roof alone, his father said. “He used to take someone to go the roof at night. I can’t believe he could be part of it (the plot).” “He is very gentle and devoted to his studies,” he said, pointing to Nafis’ time studying at the private North South University in Dhaka. However, Belal Ahmed, a spokesman for the uni-
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A New York City Police Department vehicle is parked near the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday morning. A Bangladeshi man, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, snared in an FBI terror sting, considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised the bar further by picking one of New York City’s most fortified sites: The Federal Reserve. versity, said Nafis was a terrible student who was put on probation and threatened with expulsion if he didn’t bring his grades up. Nafis eventually just stopped coming to school, Ahmed said. Ahsanullah said his son convinced him to send him to America to study, arguing that with a U.S. degree he had a better chance at success in Bangladesh. “I spent all my savings to send him to Ameri-
ca,” he said. Nafis attended Southeast Missouri State University during the spring semester, which ended in May, in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity, university spokeswoman Ann Hayes said. He requested a transfer of his records in July and the university complied, Hayes said, though she couldn’t say where the records were sent.
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of mail” protesting the invitation to Obama, but Dolan has sought to avoid playing political favourites. He delivered benedictions at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions this year. The dinner was Romney’s only public event Thursday. But his wife told ABC that her husband’s political career will end if he doesn’t win this election. Obama on Thursday campaigned in New Hampshire, one of a handful of closely fought “battleground” states in the election, before warming up for his dinner speech with an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Since the presidency is not decided by a nationwide popular vote but in state-by-state contests, states like New Hampshire that do not reliably vote Republican or Democratic are overwhelmingly important in a tight race like this one. The two candidates have turned their attention to undecided female voters. Romney’s campaign aired a television commercial that seemed designed to soften his opposition to abortion while urging women to keep economic issues topmost in their minds when they vote. Obama’s campaign responded with an ad featuring video of Romney in an earlier debate against fellow Republicans saying he would “be delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions as president. Obama also picked up the endorsement of rock star Bruce Springsteen, who also backed him in 2008. Springsteen campaigned for Obama on Thursday in Ohio with former President Bill Clinton.
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Tigers complete sweep YANKEES GET HAMMERED BY TIGERS WHO MOVE ON TO WORLD SERIES SIDNEY CROSBY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PONDERING EUROPE There was no simply no way for Sidney Crosby to hide his disappointment. Just one week after saying he was confident a deal could be struck that would save the NHL season, he acknowledged that he was going to start looking closer at what options might be available for him in Europe. Crosby was one of 18 players to attend a bargaining session that saw the NHL Players’ Association table three proposals. Crosby left Toronto feeling less certain that any NHL hockey would be played at all this year. “Today wasn’t really a step in the right direction if that’s what we’re trying to do.”
● High school senior volleyball: Lindsay Thurber girls/boys tournament. ● High school football playoffs: Ponoka at Lindsay Thurber, fifthplace game, 4 p.m., Great Chief Park; Lacombe at Stettler, quarter-final at 4 p.m. ● Peewee AA hockey: Airdrie at Lacombe, 6 p.m. ● WHL: Kootenay at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Gold at Red Deer IROC, 7:45 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Banff at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Innisfail at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Airdrie at Lacombe, 8:30 p.m.
● High school senior volleyball: Lindsay Thurber girls/boys tournament. ● High school cross country running: Provincial championship hosted by Hunting Hills, 10 a.m. start at River Bend Recreation Area. ● Peewee football: Stettler at Olds, 11 a.m.; Red Deer Steelers at Lacombe, 1 p.m.; Sylvan Lake at Innisfail, 2 p.m.
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New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia watches after Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera hits a two-run home run in the fourth during Game 4 of the American League championship series Thursday, in Detroit.
Tigers 8 Yankees 1 DETROIT — Prince Fielder waved his arms franticly, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit’s starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series. Miguel Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in a four-run fourth inning against CC Sabathia, who was unable to prevent the Yankees from getting swept in a post-season series for the first time in 32 years. “Yeah, we did it,” Cabrera said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. ... Four more wins, guys. Four more wins.” Scherzer took a no-hit bid into the sixth against a New York starting lineup that was again without Alex Rodriguez, who flied out with two on in the sixth as a pinch hitter. Austin Jackson added a solo shot in the seventh for Detroit, and Peralta hit another homer an inning later. The game ended with Fielder, Detroit’s $214 million acquisition, catching Jayson Nix’s popup. The Tigers spilled onto the field for a celebration that began near second base and eventually moved closer to the thirdbase line. General manager Dave Dombrowski hugged manager Jim Leyland — who is in the final
year of his contract — while owner Mike Ilitch rubbed Leyland’s right shoulder. “I’ve got a great bunch,” Ilitch said. “We don’t have one hot dog in the bunch. They’re all great guys. ... The Tigers are something special.” Detroit won its 11th American League pennant and first since 2006. The Tigers have five days off before the World Series starts Wednesday at defending champion St. Louis or 2010 winner San Francisco. After scoring in just three of 39 innings during the series, New York heads home to face unpleasant questions about its future following a post-season of awful hitting, benched stars and veterans showing the wear and tear of age. Rodriguez, the $275 million third baseman, was out of the starting lineup for the third time in the playoffs. Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera could only watch following season-ending injuries. The Yankees hit .188 in the post-season — a record low for a team that played at least seven games — and .157 in the LCS. New York went quietly in the ninth inning, with the Comerica Park crowd chanting “Sweep!” while the last three batters made out in order. Detroit outhit New York 162 in the finale and 46-22 in the series. The Tigers’ starters are 4-1 with a 1.02 ERA in this postseason. Without a World Series title since 1984, Detroit lost to Texas in last year’s ALCS, lost slugger Victor Martinez to a seasonending injury in the January and quickly replaced offence by signing Fielder.
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Cardinals closing in on World Series BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cardinals 8 Giants 3 ST. LOUIS — One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat. Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series. The defending World Series champions can wrap up their second straight pennant as a wild card with a victory at home Friday night in Game 5. Lance Lynn faces Giants lefty Barry Zito, and a Cardinals win would set up a 2006 World Series rematch with Detroit. “We’ve got to close them out tomorrow,” Wainwright said. Matt Holliday, Jon Jay and Yadier Molina had two RBIs apiece to lead a 12-hit outburst by a team that batted just .198 through the first three games against San Francisco. “They had their backs against the wall against the Reds and won three in a row,” said Holliday. “So we’ve still got our work cut out for us and this series is by no means over,” Lincecum was a bust in his first post-season start since the 2010 World Series clincher over Texas, giving up four runs in 4 2-3 innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner with the quirky delivery earned a shot based on nearly spotless relief work earlier in the post-season but reverted to regular-season form, when he was 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA, worst among qualifying starters in the National League.
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San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez can’t handle the throw as St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter scores from second on a single by Matt Holliday during the fifth inning of Game 4 of the National League championship series Thursday, in St. Louis.
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Joseph in the past few weeks and should make the game interesting for the Lions. The difference will likely be the Lion defence and their elusive quarterback Travis Lulay. The Lions are almost invincible at home and that trend will continue against the Eskimos. B.C. will shut down the Edmonton run game and force Kerry Joseph into a pass game that will exploit his weaknesses as a pure passer. There is no doubt that Joseph has stabilized the quarterback situation in Edmonton, but that quarterback bar has been set pretty low since the departure of Ray. I suspect that Joseph and the Eskimos will find out how low in tonight’s game when they face the league’s best defence and lose this game. The early game on Saturday matches the host Saskatchewan Roughriders against the visiting Alouettes. The Als have run into a serious injury bug and have even lost their backup tail-
back to injury, as well as starting receiver Brandon London. Anthony Calvillo has only two healthy receivers and a third string tailback at his disposal to handle the Riders. Even Calvillo will have trouble with that limited resource and I suspect that he will not do well on the frozen wind-swept prairie in Saskatchewan. The x-factor in the game will be the play of Rider quarterback Darian Durant, a roller-coaster ride in a quarterback uniform who only has to manage this game for a Rider victory. Durant can also rely upon tailback Kory Sheets to run through an Alouette defence that has slipped drastically this year from its glorious recent past. The Alouettes have given up the third most points in the league thus far in the season and I do not see a big change in that trend on Saturday. Riders win this game.
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‘Faf’ safe and steady for Rebels WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Regina native Garrett Klotz joined the Rebels as a 17-year-old in 2005 and played 35 games during his one and only season in Red Deer. After scoring twice and collecting 26 minutes in penalties, he was dealt to Saskatoon and played two seasons with the Blades while establishing himself as a WHL heavyweight. His size and pugilistic abilities looked good to the Philadelphia Flyers who selected him in the third round of the 2007 NHL entry draft. The six-foot-five, 235pound left winger has yet to play a game in the NHL and is now with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL. Klotz has also skated with Adirondack and Philadelphia of the AHL, Greenville of the ECHL (three games) and Bloomington of the Central League.
WHO’S HOT Saskatoon Blades RW Josh Nicholls is riding a four-game goal-scoring streak. During that span, the 20-year-old from Tsawwassen, B.C., has sniped seven goals and currently sits seventh in league scoring with 16 points (10g,6a) in 11 games.
WHO’S A SINNER Edmonton Oil Kings C Travis Ewanyk, 19, has racked up a leagueleading 36 minutes in penalties in 11 games. The six-foot-two, 192-pound product of St. Albert appeared in a total of 11 games last season due to injury.
THEY SAID IT “After this last road trip, we were able to gain some momentum. Thank god we were able to bring it into our home play. We need to win on home ice. It was nice to get that monkey off our backs.” — Saskatoon Blades defenceman Duncan Siemens, to the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, following the previously struggling Blades’ 3-2 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans on Wednesday, their third straight victory.
18 YEAR-OLD DEFENCEMAN FINDING HIS STRIDE BY PROTECTING HIS OWN END BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR He will never be mistaken for Mathew Dumba and put up impressive offensive numbers, but Devan Fafard is a valuable commodity in his own right. Fafard has been a reliable figure on the Red Deer Rebels blueline this season, with his safe and steady style just what the coaching staff ordered. “‘Faf’ was a little slow through training camp but in the last few weeks he’s really found his stride,” Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin said on Thursday at the Centrium, where his team will face the Kootenay Ice in a WHL contest tonight (7:30 p.m. start). “He’s played extremely well. He was very good on our (recent) road trip and has been one of our most consistent guys on the back end of late.” The 18-year-old product of Carlyle, Sask., is a member of the Rebels special teams and is appreciative of the extra responsibility he’s been handed. “So far I’ve been pretty happy this season. I’ve been getting more ice time playing on the penalty kill and I’m just trying to play my role and play solid,” said Fafard. And his role involves taking care of his own end while playing with an edge and moving the puck forward. “Keep it simple, play a physical game and keep everybody honest out there. I’m a stay-athome D-man, that’s for sure,” said Fafard, who has scored once and added one assist in 13 games this season, but, more importantly, is a team-best plus-5 in the plus/minus category. “I’m not a guy who’s going to be scoring a whole lot,” he said, grinning. “I’ll contribute that way when I can, but mostly I try to be a bit of a safety valve for guys like Matty (Dumba).” Wallin was mostly a physical, meat-and-potatoes rearguard during his playing days with the Rebels and as a pro, and perhaps sees a bit of himself in Fafard. “He’s a guy who plays the game hard, a hard-nosed kid who plays with a lot of energy,” said the Rebels bench boss. “He’s just been very, very con-
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Medicine Hat Tiger Elgin Pearce comes down the boards while Rebels defenceman Devan Fafard waits to check him. Fafard has been a steady player on the blueline for the Rebels this season leading the team with a plus-5, plus/minus rating and has been complimented by Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin saying he has been one of the most consistent players as of late. sistent this season, he’s been good killing penalties and he’s been solid defensively. He’s a guy who has to keep the game simple, but he’s also been a good first-pass guy who moves the puck out of trouble.” Fafard joined the Rebels at the trade deadline last January, coming over from the Saskatoon Blades. He felt at home almost immediately. “It’s been good here, I’ve fit in well with the guys and it’s a great organization. They treat us very well here,” said the sixfoot, 191-pound rearguard.
“He’s an excellent guy in the dressing room,” said Wallin. “He’s a small-town kid who has a great work ethic and he’s just one of those guys who shows up every day prepared to go to work. He’s well-liked in the dressing room and leads by example with his play and his attitude.” The Rebels managed three wins on their recent six-game jaunt through the East Division and were riding a three-game win streak after edging the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-1 one week ago at the Centrium, but have
since dropped two in a row. Fafard insisted there is no reason the club can’t get back to its winning ways, starting tonight. “Definitely not, we just have to get our real mentality back,” he said. “Just keep it simple and play gritty Rebels hockey. And we have to get it going right away with two big weekend games with Kootenay (including a visit to Cranbrook on Sunday), a division rival.” gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com
Rebels make another move as rebuild continues Brent Sutter has always insisted that not going to be effective if he’s not in your sleep is over-rated. top nine forwards. We had to make a deciClearly, he feels the same way about any sion.” form of inactivity. The Red Deer Sutter sees the deal as a winRebels general manager was his win, with both players getting a usual industrious self this week, second chance and the Rebels burning up the phone lines and gaining two more chips to use in wearing his fingers to the bone their reconstruction. with e-mails, all in an attempt to “With Hak, this gives him an continue to rebuild his club. opportunity to see if he can still He found yet another dance play in the league,” said Sutter. partner on Thursday, swinging “We also wanted to give Cola deal with the Regina Pats that ten an opportunity and he wantsent forward Colten Mayor and ed an opportunity somewhere defenceman Stephen Hak to else in the league. It was a muthe Queen City in exchange for tual understanding that I would fourth- and sixth-round picks in do what I could to help him out GREG the 2015 bantam draft, with the with that. MEACHEM sixth-rounder being conditional “It worked out well in the on Hak sticking with the Pats. sense that he gets to go back to Mayor was a healthy scratch where his family is originally in the last two games and Hak from. His grandparents live in had already been reassigned to Steinbach Regina. He knows people there so it’s a of the MJHL, so in essence the Rebels good situation for him.” didn’t give up a regular roster player. BeAnd so the rebuild continues. sides, with 27 players — including Kayle “I don’t think there’s any secret to what Doetzel and Wyatt Johnson, both injured — I’m trying to do here,” said Sutter. “I’m tryon the roster, bodies had to be moved. ing to build something where we can be a Mayor, who scored three goals while ap- consistently very good team for year, after pearing in 11 of the Rebels’ 13 games to year, after year. Not a sporadic team.” date this season, was mostly an anonymous Sutter and the scouting staff feel they figure during training camp, preseason play have a head start in that direction with a and into the regular season. He showed fine crop of ‘95- and ‘96-born prospects and flashes now and then, but not enough for a they certainly have reason to be excited 19-year-old who was expected to be a top- about the 15-year-olds, seven of whom have six forward in this, his fourth WHL cam- been selected to compete in the upcoming paign. Western Canada Under-16 Challenge. “With Colten, it was a situation where The list includes forward Adam Musil he struggled through training camp and the and goaltender Taz Burman from B.C., Alexhibitions and never had a great start to berta products Mason McCarty, Brayden the season,” said Sutter. “He lost a position Burke and Grayson Pawlenchuk, all forin our top nine forwards to six other wing- wards, and defenceman Austin Strand, and ers. They all out-played him. forward Meyer Nell of Manitoba. “Colten is not a fourth-line player, he’s “It says a lot about those kids and just
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Cougars rough up Rebels, move on OFFENCE DOMINATES AS NOTRE DAME MOVES ON TO SEMIFINALS IN CENTRAL ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Cougars 56 Rebels 19 The way the Notre Dame Cougars opened their Central Alberta High School Football League quarter-final matchup against the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House they were their own worst enemies. After scoring on their opening drive, as quarterback Kieran Pruden connected with Jordan Briault on a 32-yard strike, the Cougars committed three costly penalties on the Rebels first drive and when Cooper Wood bulled in from the one it was 7-7. However, the Cougars defence tightened up and the offence continued to dominate as they rolled to a 56-19 victory at Great Chief Park Thursday. “Defensively, especially with those penalties, we were a bit sloppy early on,” said Cougars head coach Gino Castellan. “But I thought overall our kids did a good job.” The biggest play in the game came early in the second quarter with the Cougars up 14-7. The Rebels recovered a fumble deep in the Notre Dame half, but two plays later Steven LaGrange picked off Rebels quarterback Braydon Friesen on the Cougars 15 and ran it back 58 yards. Three plays later the Cougars were ahead 21-7 thanks to Briault, who recovered a fumble in the end zone after Myles Corsiatto had the ball punched out on the three. “I would like to see the replay on the play (prior to the interception) in the end zone as I thought it was pass interference, but on the next play they
get the interception and the game was over,” said Rebels head coach Vance Curtis. “But they were well-deserving of the win. They have depth across the board and they controlled the lines.” The Cougars stretched the lead 35-7 at the half and Castellan was already using his bench. “I got everyone in. We used three quarterbacks, which was great experience for them,” Castellan said. “Next week we’ll have a tougher test regardless if it’s Lacombe or Stettler and some of the kids won’t get as much chance to play.” Castellan also knows they won’t be able to make as many mistakes either. “Certainly we can’t make those mental mistakes. We need a clean game and have to be more focused and into it.” He felt the players may have been looking beyond the Rebels. “I thought they had an idea they’d win, but that’s no excuse. Vance does a great job with that team and their kids don’t quit. They’re young and come at you hard until the end.” The Rebels are one of the youngest teams in the league and two of their leading running backs — Zach Hazen and Cooper Wood — are in Grade 10. “We have our returning off for next year,” said Curtis. “We have four O linemen back, so it’s promising.” Briault finished with three touchdowns while Corsiatto had two and Dustin Schaber, Ryan Davis and Colin LaGrange added one each. Luis Moreno kicked eight converts. Wood had two touchdowns and Hazen one for the Rebels with Devin Chatenay kicking a convert.
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Notre Dame Cougar Jordan Briault pulls in a pass in the end zone scoring his second touchdown of the game against the West Central Rebels during first quarter high school football action at Great Chief Park on Thursday. Corsiatto finished with 142 yards rushing on 12 carries with LaGrange collecting 83 yards on eight tries. Pruden connected on eight of 14 passes for 229 yards with Briault grabbing three passes for 98 yards. Hazen rushed for 66 yards on four carries while Wood had 38 yards on 10 tries. Friesen hit on five of eight passes for 76 with Hazen grabbing four passes for 58 yards. The Rebels go into the consolation side prior to playing in the Tier IV provincials.
“This would have been a major thing for us to win, but we did some good things and got a chance to see three quarterbacks,” said Curtis. “We saw some different things and hopefully we can utilize them down the road.” Playoff action continues today with Lacombe at Stettler and Lindsay Thurber hosts Ponoka at Great Chief Park in the battle between the two fifth-place teams in each pool. Both games go at 4 p.m. email@example.com
Lightning win big over Trojans in quarterfinal matchup BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Lightning 68 Trojans 19 It took the Hunting Hills Lightning most of the first quarter to find their footing against the Camrose Trojans at Great Chief Park Thursday. But once they did it was all over as they rolled to a 68-19 victory in the Central Alberta High School Football League quarter-final. “Early on we looked like a young team, and a team that was looking ahead at what could be,” said Lightning head coach Kyle Sedgwick. “Then it was 14-6. But the guys got back in it.” The Lightning exploded for 34 unanswered points bin the second quarter and the game was over. Lightning quarterback Scott Pearson played less than a half while Sedgwick had starting running back Matt Russell for a brief period in the first quarter. In fact Russell carried the ball only once for 12 yards before getting injured. “He was hurt making a block on a passing play,” explained Sedgwick. “It’s tough as I know he wanted to be in there, but we’ll take the weekend and have him looked at. Hopefully he’s ready for next week.” Pearson turned in another solid effort as he threw two touchdown passes to Ashton Hall and also ran 50 and 43 yards for majors. He finished with 123 yards rushing on four carries. “The O-line leads the way for us,” said Pearson, who is the leader on the veteran offence. “I have a lot of confidence this year,” he said. “Our offence has been leading the way so far this year and today we got a chance to work on a few things with our passing and running game.” Pearson, who is in Grade 12, was glad to see both Jarrett Burzuk and Brett Barrett get playing time at quarterback. “It was good . . . the guys did a good job, plus we were able to get the ball to (Tanner) Whitelaw and Jin (Ahn) and they did a great job.” Ahn finished with 145 yards rushing on eight carries and scored three touchdowns while Whitelaw had 107 yards rushing on 12 carries. Sedgwick gave Ahn and Whitelaw credit as well. “Tanner is a great kid . . . he’s smart and sees the field well. He’s in Grade 11 and Jin is in Grade 10 and with Russell in Grade 11 we have some excellent backs.” Burzuk saw most of the action after Pearson and hit on five of nine passes for 86 yards and touchdowns to Hall and Whitelaw. “It was good to see him in there . . . in fact both young quarterbacks as it gave them a chance to
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Camrose Trojan kicker Skyler Rambeau scrambles away from Hunting Hills Lightning Dawson McCrady after a bad snap late in the second quarter at Great Chief Park on Thursday. grow,” said Sedgwick. “Barrett is only in Grade 10 and he made an good run, breaking a tackle, on his touchdown. “Burzuk is also a smart and plays hard. When he makes a mistake he gets over it and that’s what you need from a quarterback.” Austin Belan kicked six converts and a single for the Lightning. Dilshant Garcha, Michael Ioanidis and Skyler Rambeau scored touchdowns for the Trojans with Bruno Damian kicking a convert. Ioanidis had 134 yards rushing on 10 carries for Camrose while Matt Palmer grabbed five passes for 57 yards. The Lightning will face the winner of the Sylvan Lake and Wetaskiwin quarter-final, which goes Saturday at 7 p.m. in Wetaskiwin. “That won’t be easy,” said Pearson, who believes they could see the Lakers next week. “If we play them they have a great offence and hopefully we can outscore them,” he said. “Next week we’ll have to be able to turn the switch on quicker, no matter who we play,” said Sedgwick. “It only gets tougher as we go through the playoffs.” drode@reddeeradvocate. com
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Bettman ‘discouraged’ by players offer BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Optimism was shortlived around the NHL’s collective bargaining talks. A flickering sense of hope was quickly replaced by frustration on Thursday after the NHL Players’ Association tabled three counter-proposals and had them summarily dismissed by the league. With time dwindling for the sides to strike a deal that would save an 82-game season, the status of negotiations was left up in the air. Commissioner Gary Bettman described the session as “thoroughly disappointing” and promptly boarded a flight back to New York along with deputy commissioner Bill Daly. They had been hoping for progress after the league offered a 50-50 split of revenues on Tuesday as part of a deal that could see a full season start on Nov. 2. “None of the three variations of player share that they gave us even began to approach (a) 50-50 (revenue split), either at all or for some long period of time,” Bettman said. “It’s clear we’re not speaking the same language.” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr disagreed, saying two of the proposals would see the players take a fixed amount of revenue, which would turn into an approximate 50-50 split over a five-year term of the deal provided league revenues continued to grow. The third approach would be a 50-50 split, as long as the league honoured all existing contracts at full value — a claim Daly later refuted in a press release. “It is not a 50-50 deal,” he said. The NHLPA produced another show of force along with its latest offers, with star players Sidney Crosby, Jarome Iginla, Jonathan Toews and Eric Staal among the 18 union mem-
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NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr stands in front of players, left to right, Detroit Red Wings’ Daniel Cleary, Edmonton Oilers’ Shawn Horcoff, Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Carolina Hurricanes’ Eric Staal and Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan at a news conference following collective bargaining talks in Toronto on Thursday. bers in attendance. Like the leaders of the two sides, the players did not seem optimistic after the afternoon meeting. “You come with three proposals thinking you’ve got a chance to get a little momentum and get some progress and it’s shut down within 10 minutes,” said Crosby. “It’s not even given a day to think about or crunch numbers, it’s shut down within minutes. “That doesn’t seem like a group that’s willing to negotiate.” The union’s proposals didn’t address any of the player contracting issues that were included in the most recent NHL offer. It left the sides with a wide gap to bridge and very little time to do it. Bettman indicated they would need to have an agreement in place by
Oct. 25 for the puck to be dropped the following week. For those searching for hope, it can be found in the fact that the union’s offers demonstrated the players are willing to go to a 50-50 split over the course of the next CBA. “That’s significant,” said Crosby. Bettman described the league’s most recent offer, which would see the players’ share in revenue reduced seven per cent immediately, as its best one. He also called it fair. But Fehr said the players could sacrifice nearly $1.8 billion dollars in revenue under that proposal. It is particularly tough to take, according to the NHLPA boss, because he calculates the concessions made by players in the
last round of bargaining at $3.3 billion. The union is hoping to see the revenue split reduced over time to ensure that all current deals are honoured in full. He was discouraged by the league’s response to the NHLPA proposals. “This is not a good day,” said Fehr. “It should have been, but it’s not.” There is a clear level of distrust between sides that are currently locked in their fourth labour dispute in two decades. On Thursday, Fehr once again reminded reporters of the sacrifices made by players during the lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 season and veteran Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan openly questioned whether the NHL had any interest in striking a fair deal. “When people ask for money, they usually say ‘Give me your money or I’m going to hurt you,”’ said Doan. “They don’t say ‘Give me your money and I’m going to hurt you.’ “That’s kind of the point we joke about, but that’s where we’re at.” The sides are unlikely to meet again before next week, according to a source. The league will soon be faced with the reality of having to cancel more games — including the Jan. 1 Winter Classic, which Bettman said the date for making a decision about is “rapidly approaching.” He hasn’t yet ruled out the possibility of having a full season, but time is running out to make that happen. “I am concerned based on the proposal that was made today that things are not progressing,” he said. “To the contrary, I view the proposal made by the Players’ Association in many ways a step backward.” The players have been locked out since Sept. 15. “I don’t know what the next step is,” Bettman said. “I’m obviously very discouraged.”
Queens open season Oilers owner Katz says future unclear with win over Griffins after nixed arena deal
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EDMONTON — The owner of the Edmonton Oilers said Thursday he is concerned with the “implications” of the now-defunct deal with the city for a new arena, but stopped short of saying he will revisit plans to move the franchise. In a two-sentence media release, Daryl Katz wrote, “We are concerned about the implications of the motion passed yesterday by city council. “We do not yet have a view on what comes next, but we remain hopeful that there is a solution that achieves the mutual goal of securing the Oilers’ longterm sustainability in Edmonton.” Those hopes took a huge hit Wednesday when city councillors, frustrated over Katz’s last-minute demands for at least $210 million more from taxpayers — coupled with his refusal to meet with them in public to discuss it — voted unanimously to walk away from the deal. Councillors also asked city staff to look at other options to keep pro hockey in Edmonton, including the city going it alone on a new rink. Earlier on Thursday, Mandel said while city council would still be open to the original deal the two sides forged last year, it won’t be done anytime soon. Mandel said council is now moving into budget discussions followed by other responsibilities, duties, and appearances in the Christmas holiday season. “I don’t know what the timing is going to be, but it’s going to be pushed out quite a distance right now,” said Mandel. “That’s why I felt this (week) was such an important timeframe. “It was a door, a window, open to try and finalize some things.” The collapse of the deal revived concerns Katz will move the franchise. The pharmacy billionaire or his officials have in the past met with leaders in Hamilton and Quebec. Last month, Katz went to Seattle to discuss moving the team into a new facility there. The Seattle trip angered Edmonton fans, many of who blasted Katz on social media
sites like Twitter. Katz apologized to them in full-page newspaper ads but the apology did not include a promise to abandon relocation. Such a move would still need league approval. In Toronto, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters, “I think everybody needs to take a deep breath. “The Oilers need a new arena, the city of Edmonton needs a new arena and I’m hopeful that, despite the breakdown in negotiations, reason will prevail and we’ll get it to the right place.” Negotiations have been ongoing for four years to build a new home to replace the 38-year-old Rexall Place. A framework deal was reached a year ago, with construction expected to begin in the spring of 2013 and the building done by the fall of 2015. Under that deal, taxpayers and ticket-buyers would pay to build the $475-million arena and surrounding infrastructure for a total cost of $700 million and rising. The Oilers, in turn, would pay a $5.5-million annual lease for 35 years and another $10 million or so a year to operate the building. Katz would keep all profits from games, trade shows, concerts, and the like for 11 months of the year. He would also get naming rights for the building (worth about $3 million) and another $2 million in advertising from the city for 10 years. Mandel said the deal guaranteed a good profit for the Oilers, but last month Katz brought back new demands to council, saying without them his team couldn’t survive in the Alberta capital. Katz bought the team in 2008 but says he’s been losing money ever since. Councillors have not been able to test that claim as the franchise has refused them access to financial data. Mandel said councillors could not agree to the new demands, which included $6 million extra per year from taxpayers for the 35-year life of the lease (for a total of $210 million) to offset costs of running the rink. Katz, he said, also insisted that city staffers move into a new office building he was building beside the rink to
become its anchor tenant — a move that would violate city tendering policy. Mandel said the Katz team wouldn’t budge on that point or the $6 million. “If someone says, ’You must rent office space from us or we we’re not going to do an arena,’ (well) we don’t do that. We can’t,” said Mandel. “It’s (against) our policy. “And I think morally you can’t just say, ’We’re going to rent space from you and not offer it to everybody else.’ ” Mandel said negotiations were stopped because they had become pointless. “Right now it’s we move, we move, we move, we move — and nothing on the other side moves,” he said. “It’s not fair negotiations. “We can’t be the only ones negotiating.” As negotiations faltered, Mandel twice urged Katz or his officials to meet council in public to show them why they needed the extra money. Katz refused both times and neither he nor his staff were at council chambers when the decision to kill the deal was reached Wednesday. In declining to attend Wednesday, Katz sent a letter to Mandel, urging him to show “political leadership,” and adding that in his opinion all councillors “approached this negotiation based on narrow political considerations rather than a genuine desire to strike a deal that is fair.” On Wednesday night after the vote, Mandel said that criticism rolled off him. But there were signs it rankled. After Mandel finished imploring councillors that it was time to shut down negotiations, Coun. Jane Batty turned to him and teasingly said, “Thanks for showing political leadership.” In the post-vote scrum with reporters, Mandel said he believes the NHL and Bettman, whom he called a “great friend” to the city in the past, will recognize not only what the Oilers have done for Edmonton but what Edmonton has done for the Oilers. “We trust the NHL believes in cities that treat the NHL properly,” he said. “This city has treated the NHL like a god.”
Queens 4 Griffins 0 The RDC Queens were more than ready to open their Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League regular season on Thursday night at the Arena. The Queens were big-time pumped, but clearly they had their nerves under control as they rolled to a 4-0 win over the Grant MacEwan Griffins. “It’s been a long preseason for us, we played double the amount of preseason games as we did last year,” said RDC head coach Trevor Keeper. “The girls were pretty anxious to get going. We’ve been doing some pretty good things building up to this so tonight they were excited and a little bit nervous, but they came out and executed pretty well for all three periods.” Keeper was particularly impressed with his club’s defensive-zone coverage as the Queens held their guests to 25 mostly harmless shots. “It’s something we’ve worked on this year. We’re really trying to keep the other team away from our home plate area,” said Keeper. “They got 25 shots tonight but not many from inside the slot.” Keeper also liked the Queens’ forecheck. “Our girls are doing a good job of pursuing the puck and the other players are feeding off of it and taking away passing lanes,” said the RDC bench boss. “We saw quite a few turnovers by their (Griffins) D-men, but that was because our forwards were in the right position with sticks on the ice.”
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Gillian Altheim notched two goals and picked up an assist as the Queens scored twice in each of the second and third periods. Leah Boucher and Jayna Kitchen also tallied, while Ashley Graf contributed two assists and Camille Trautman posted the shutout. Morgan Glover made 31 saves for Grant MacEwan. The Queens were zero-for-five on the power play but Keeper wasn’t concerned. “We had lots of chances and ran some good plays,” he said. “Sometimes you just don’t get a bounce on the power play.” On the flip side . . . “Our penalty kill was 100 per cent tonight,” added Keeper. Queens captain Rachael Hoppins sees plenty of potential in the current version of the Queens. “It’s awesome. I couldn’t be more pumped,” said Hoppins. “This is my third year and it’s just such a difference from the first year. I was on the bench watching tonight and was in awe of how good we are this year. It’s incredible. “Just how fast we move the puck and our breakouts . . . everything is improved so much to when I first got here to now. It’s great and I think we’re going to go far this year.” The Queens are at Grant MacEwan on Saturday and Hoppins expects more of the same. “I think we can do it all over again, it should be no problem,” she insisted. “We’re in their barn but I don’t think that will stop us or hinder anything.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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GF 41 37 34 41 24 22
GA 31 33 43 45 32 28
Pt 16 13 11 9 8 6
WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Kamloops 11 10 0 0 1 50 Victoria 12 8 4 0 0 35 Prince George 11 5 5 1 0 38 Kelowna 11 5 5 1 0 41 Vancouver 9 2 7 0 0 25
GA 23 36 43 34 37
Pt 21 16 11 11 4
Calgary Edmonton Red Deer Medicine Hat Lethbridge Kootenay
GP 11 11 13 12 10 8
Central Division W LOTLSOL 7 2 1 1 5 3 1 2 5 7 0 1 4 7 1 0 4 6 0 0 3 5 0 0
U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Tri-City 12 7 3 1 1 37 30 16 Portland 11 7 3 1 0 37 26 15 Spokane 9 6 3 0 0 37 30 12 Seattle 8 5 3 0 0 31 30 10 Everett 11 3 7 0 1 28 43 7 Notes — a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SOL (shootout loss). Thursday’s results Kelowna 3 Pringe George 0 Victoria 3 Calgary 1
4. (NR) Oshawa Generals (OHL, 7-2-0-1) 5. (7) Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL, 7-20-1) 6. (NR) Owen Sound Attack (OHL, 7-1-0-1) 7. (NR) Prince Albert Raiders (WHL, 7-2-0-2) 8. (6) Portland Winterhawks (WHL, 7-3-1-0) 9. (NR) Barrie Colts (OHL, 8-2-0-0) 10. (NR) Rouyn-Noranda, Huskies (QMJHL, 8-20-1) Honourable Mentions Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL, 7-2-0-1); (10) Calgary Hitmen (WHL, 7-1-1-1); Guelph Storm (OHL, 6-20-1). AJHL North Division GP W L OTL GF Bonnyville 14 9 2 3 44 Spruce Grove 15 10 4 1 56 Whitecourt 14 8 3 3 50 Sherwood Park 14 9 5 0 45 Drayton Valley 17 7 8 2 52 Grand Prairie 13 6 5 2 36 Fort McMurray 14 6 7 1 35 Lloydminster 14 3 9 2 36
GA 34 46 45 44 52 34 45 59
Pt 21 21 19 18 16 14 13 8
South Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pt Brooks 12 12 0 0 70 30 24 Cal. Mustangs 15 9 5 1 63 60 19 Camrose 16 7 7 2 41 46 16 Olds 15 7 7 1 44 48 15 Okotoks 13 6 5 2 33 35 14 Canmore 12 5 4 3 32 40 13 Cal. Canucks 16 6 9 1 46 51 13 Drumheller 14 4 9 1 39 53 9 Note: Two points for a win, one for an overtime loss. Wednesday’s results Sherwood Park 5 Drayton Valley 1 Spruce Grove 4 Whitecourt 1 Calgary Mustangs 5 Calgary Canucks 0 Drumheller 5 Olds 1
Saturday, Oct. 20 Olds at Sherwood Park, 7 p.m. Brooks at Spruce Grove, 7 p.m. Camrose at Whitecourt, 7:30 p.m. Calgary Mustangs at Grande Prairie, 7:30 p.m. Canmore at Lloydminster, 7:30 p.m. Calgary Canucks at Fort McMurray, 8 p.m.
Sunday’s games Red Deer at Kootenay, 6 p.m. Swift Current at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. 2012-13 Canadian Hockey League top 10 TORONTO — The Canadian Hockey League’s weekly top-10 poll for the 2012-13 season (previous ranking in parentheses): 1. (8) Kamloops Blazers (WHL, 9-0-0-1) 2. (1) Quebec, Remparts (QMJHL, 8-1-0-0) 3. (5) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL, 9-1-0-0)
AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Manchester 2 2 0 0 0 5 2 St. John’s 2 1 1 0 0 5 6 Worcester 2 0 1 0 1 5 8 Portland 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 Providence 2 0 2 0 0 3 7
Pt 4 2 1 0 0
Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA 2 2 0 0 0 10 6
2 7 2 9
4 2 0 0
East Division W LOTLSOL GF GA 2 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 1 9 9 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 2
Pt 4 4 3 0 0
WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Abbotsford 2 2 0 0 0 10 3 Lake Erie 3 2 1 0 0 8 4 Hamilton 1 1 0 0 0 4 3 Toronto 2 1 1 0 0 3 5 Rochester 3 1 2 0 0 8 11
Pt 4 4 2 2 2
Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA 3 3 0 0 0 8 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 5 7 2 0 1 0 1 3 6 3 0 2 1 0 4 12
Pt 6 2 1 1 1
Norfolk Binghamton Syracuse Hershey W-B/Scranton
Chicago Milwaukee Grand Rapids Rockford Peoria
GP 2 2 2 1 1
2 1 0 0
0 1 1 2
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
8 6 1 6
South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Texas 2 2 0 0 0 6 4 4 Charlotte 2 1 0 0 1 6 5 3 Oklahoma City 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 2 San Antonio 2 1 1 0 0 4 4 2 Houston 2 0 2 0 0 3 6 0 Note: Two points awarded for a win, one for an overtime or shootout loss.
Thursday’s games No Games Scheduled. Friday’s games Adirondack at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Syracuse at Albany, 5 p.m. Providence at Manchester,5 p.m. Worcester vs. Portland (at Lewiston, Maine), 5 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Springfield, 5 p.m. Hershey at Binghamton, 5:05 p.m. Grand Rapids at Rochester, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 5:30 p.m. Connecticut at Norfolk, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Texas at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Rockford at Peoria, 6:05 p.m. Chicago at Abbotsford, 8 p.m.
Friday’s games Canmore at Bonnyville, 7 p.m. Lloydminster at Spruce Grove, 7 p.m. Calgary Mustangs at Whitecourt, 7:30 p.m. Brooks at Drayton Valley, 7:30 p.m. Okotoks at Drumheller, 7:30 p.m. Camrose at Grande Prairie, 7:30 p.m. Olds at Fort McMurray, 8 p.m.
Saturday’s games Medicine Hat at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Brandon at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Kamloops at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 8 p.m. Everett at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Prince George at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Tri-City at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
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Wednesday’s result Chicago 2 Peoria 1 (OT)
Thursday’s games No Games Scheduled.
Friday’s games Moose Jaw at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Everett at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Tri-City at Regina, 7 p.m. Seattle at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Saskatoon at Swift Current, 7 p.m.
Springfield Adirondack Albany Connecticut
Saturday, Oct. 20 Hamilton at Toronto, 1 p.m. Adirondack at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Rochester at Hershey, 5 p.m. Portland at Manchester, 5 p.m. Providence at Springfield, 5 p.m. Albany at Worcester, 5 p.m. Syracuse at Binghamton, 5:05 p.m. Bridgeport at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Connecticut at Norfolk, 5:15 p.m. Lake Erie at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Houston at Texas, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Rockford, 6:05 p.m. Chicago at Abbotsford, 8 p.m.
Football x-Montreal Toronto Hamilton Winnipeg
CFL East Division GP W L T PF 15 9 6 0 406 15 7 8 0 339 15 5 10 0 438 15 4 11 0 295
West Division GP W L T PF x-B.C. 15 11 4 0 402 x-Calgary 15 9 6 0 430 Saskatchewan 15 8 7 0 397 Edmonton 15 7 8 0 351 x — clinched playoff berth.
PA 417 381 481 460
Pt 18 14 10 8
PA 288 350 327 354
Pt 22 18 16 14
Week 17 Friday’s games Winnipeg at Toronto, 5 p.m. Edmonton at B.C., 8 p.m. Saturday’s games Montreal at Saskatchewan, 1:30 p.m. Hamilton at Calgary, 5 p.m.
CFL scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Sunday’s game (x — scored two-point convert): C 40 41 38 42 24 35 18 21 2 0 0 16 0
FG 35 32 33 29 32 26 25 24 0 0 0 11 0
0 2 0 0 4 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Jets 3 3 0 .500 133 New England 3 3 0 .500 188 Miami 3 3 0 .500 120 Buffalo 3 3 0 .500 137
Week 18 Friday, Oct. 26 B.C. at Calgary, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 Winnipeg at Hamilton, 11 a.m. Toronto at Saskatchewan, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 Edmonton at Montreal, 11 a.m.
TD McCallum, BC 0 Congi, Ham 0 Paredes, Cal 0 Whyte, Mtl 0 Palardy, Wpg 0 Shaw, Edm 0 Waters, Tor 0 DeAngelis, Sask 0 x-C.Williams, Ham13 Dressler, Sask 11 Sheets, Sask 11 Milo, Sask 0 Harris, BC 10
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7) AMERICAN LEAGUE N.Y. Yankees (E) vs. Detroit (C) (Detroit wins series 4-0) Thursday’s result Detroit 8 N.Y. Yankees 1 Tuesday’s result Detroit 2 N.Y. Yankees 1 Sunday’s result Detroit 3 N.Y. Yankees 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE San Francisco (W) vs. St. Louis (wc) (St. Louis leads series 3-1) Thursday’s result St. Louis 8 San Fransisco 3 Wednesday’s result St. Louis 3 San Francisco 1 Sunday’s result St. Louis 6 San Francisco 4 Monday’s result San Francisco 7 St. Louis 1 Friday’s game San Francisco at St. Louis, 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 x-St. Louis at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 x-St. Louis at San Francisco, 6:07 p.m.
S 7 1 1 7 5 9 6 1 0 0 0 12 0
Pts 152 138 138 136 125 122 99 94 80 66 66 61 60
60 56 54 48 46 44 42 39 36 36 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
PA 141 137 117 192
Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville
W 5 2 2 1
South L T 1 0 3 0 4 0 4 0
Pct PF PA .833 173 115 .400 100 145 .333 114 204 .200 65 138
Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland
W 5 3 2 1
North L T 1 0 3 0 3 0 5 0
Pct .833 .500 .400 .167
Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City
W 3 3 1 1
West L 3 3 4 5
Pct PF PA .500 170 138 .500 148 137 .200 87 148 .167 104 183
T 0 0 0 0
PF 161 149 116 134
PA 118 163 115 163
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 4 2 0 .667 178 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 103 Washington 3 3 0 .500 178 Dallas 2 3 0 .400 94
Atlanta Tampa Bay Carolina New Orleans
Chicago Minnesota Green Bay Detroit
San Francisco Arizona Seattle St. Louis
PA 114 125 173 119
W 6 2 1 1
South L T Pct PF PA 0 01.000 171 113 3 0 .400 120 101 4 0 .200 92 125 4 0 .200 141 154
W 4 4 3 2
North L T 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 0
W 5 4 4 3
West L 2 2 3 3
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .800 .667 .500 .400 Pct .714 .667 .571 .500
PF PA 149 71 146 117 154 135 126 137 PF PA 165 100 110 97 116 106 110 111
Thursday’s Game San Francisco 13, Seattle 6 Sunday’s Games Arizona at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Green Bay at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Baltimore at Houston, 11 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m. Dallas at Carolina, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Oakland, 2:25 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:20 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego Monday’s Game Detroit at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Major League Linescores New York 000 001 000 — 1 2 2 Detroit 101 400 11x — 8 16 1 Sabathia, Eppley (4), Rapada (5), Chamberlain (6), D.Lowe (7), D.Robertson (8) and R.Martin, C.Stewart; Scherzer, Smyly (6), Dotel (7), Coke (8) and G.Laird. W—Scherzer 1-0. L—Sabathia 0-1. HRs—Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (1), Jh.Peralta 2 (2), A.Jackson (1). San Francisco010 000 002 — 3 6 1 St. Louis 200 022 20x — 8 12 0 Lincecum, Kontos (5), Mijares (6), Mota (6), Affeldt (7), Ja.Lopez (8) and H.Sanchez; Wainwright, Salas (8) and Y.Molina. W—Wainwright 1-0. L—Lincecum 0-1. HRs—San Francisco, Pence (1), Sandoval (1).
WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) San Francisco-St. Louis winner vs. Detroit
Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 2 0 1.000 — Brooklyn 3 1 .750 — Philadelphia 3 1 .750 — Toronto 2 1 .667 1/2 Boston 1 3 .250 2
Miami Atlanta Charlotte Washington Orlando
Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit
Southeast Division W L Pct 2 2 .500 2 3 .400 1 3 .250 1 4 .200 0 4 .000 Central Division W L Pct 2 1 .667 2 2 .500 2 2 .500 2 3 .400 2 3 .400
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 2 1 .667 Houston 3 2 .600 New Orleans 3 2 .600 Memphis 2 2 .500 Dallas 1 1 .500
Cornish, Cal 10 x-Lewis, Cal 9 Whitaker, Mtl 9 Charles, Edm 8 x-Fantuz, Ham 7 x-Matthews, Wpg 7 Walker, Ham 7 Prefontaine, Tor 0 McPherson, Mtl 6 Stamps, Edm 6 V.Anderson, Mtl 5 Brink, Wpg 5 Bruce, BC 5 Gore, BC 5 Grant, Ham 5 Iannuzzi, BC 5 Kackert, Tor 5 Koch, Edm 5 Owens, Tor 5 Richardson, Mtl 5
Wednesday, Oct. 24 Detroit at San Francisco-St. Louis winner, TBA Thursday, Oct. 25 Detroit at San Francisco-St. Louis winner, TBA Saturday, Oct. 27 San Francisco-St. Louis winner at Detroit, TBA Sunday, Oct. 28 San Francisco-St. Louis winner at Detroit, TBA Monday, Oct. 29 x-San Francisco-St. Louis winner at Detroit, TBA Wednesday, Oct. 31 Detroit at San Francisco-St. Louis winner, TBA Thursday, Nov. 1 Detroit at San Francisco-St. Louis winner, TBA x — if necesssary.
Northwest Division W L Pct 3 1 .750
Minnesota Utah Portland Oklahoma City
GB — 1/2 1 1 1/2 2 GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1
.667 .600 .500 .333
Pacific Division W L Pct 3 1 .750 2 1 .667 2 1 .667 2 2 .500 0 4 .000
1/2 1/2 1 1 1/2 GB — 1/2 1/2 1 3
Thursday’s Games Atlanta 97, New Orleans 68 Miami 105, Detroit 78 Memphis 97, Milwaukee 94 Boston 115, Brooklyn 85 Friday’s Games New York vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 5 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. Phoenix vs. Oklahoma City at Tulsa, OK, 6 p.m. Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at Las Vegas, NV, 8 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 8 p.m.
GB — — — 1/2 1/2
Saturday’s Games San Antonio at Miami, 1:30 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Memphis at Indiana, 5 p.m. New York vs. Boston at Albany, NY, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 7 p.m.
Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF x-Kansas City 32 17 7 8 40 x-Chicago 32 17 10 5 45 D.C. United 32 16 10 6 49 New York 32 15 9 8 54 Houston 32 13 8 11 45 Columbus 32 14 11 7 40 Montreal 32 12 15 5 45 Philadelphia 31 10 15 6 35 New England 32 7 17 8 37 Toronto 32 5 20 7 35
GA 26 39 40 46 38 40 50 37 44 60
Pt 59 56 54 53 50 49 41 36 29 22
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA x-San Jose 32 19 6 7 69 40 x-Real Salt Lake 33 17 11 5 46 35 x-Seattle 32 14 7 11 48 31 x-Los Angeles 32 15 12 5 56 45 Vancouver 32 11 12 9 35 40 Dallas 32 9 12 11 39 42
Pt 64 56 53 50 42 38
Colorado 32 9 19 4 40 50 Portland 32 7 16 9 32 55 Chivas USA 32 7 17 8 22 54 x — clinched playoff berth. Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie.
31 30 29
Wednesday’s result Real Salt Lake 0 Seattle 0 Saturday’s games Montreal at Toronto, 11:30 a.m. Kansas City at New York, 5 p.m. Chicago at New England, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 5:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Chivas USA, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s game Los Angeles at San Jose, 5 p.m. Portland at Vancouver, 5 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 7 p.m.
NFLPA cites permitted incentive program as evidence Goodell is biased BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BASEBALL KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Devon Lowery, C Max Ramirez, INF Matt Fields and OF Nick Van Stratten on minor league contracts. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Announced RHP Jeremy Accardo refused an outright assignment and elected free agency. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed RHP Tyson Brummett off waivers from Philadelphia. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Named Gerry Hunsicker senior advisor, baseball operations. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Sent C Steven Lerud and OF Pete Orr outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). Frontier League
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RIVER CITY RASCALS—Signed OF Kyle Jones and RHP Justin Sarratt to contract extensions. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS—Signed 1B Jeremy Banks. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed LHP Jared Christensen. BASKETBALL CHICAGO BULLS—Waived C Kyrylo Fesenko. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS—Waived C Dan Gadzuric. FOOTBALL DETROIT LIONS—Signed CB Alphonso Smith. Released RB Keiland Williams. MINNOESOTA VIKINGS—Signed G Tyler Holmes to the practice squad. Waived DE Ernest Owusu from the practice squad.
HOCKEY ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced Ottawa (NHL) assigned F Louie Caporusso and D Ben Blood to the team and Binghamton (AHL) loaned F Jack Downing to the team. READING ROYALS—Announced D Julien Brouillette has been recalled to Hershey (AHL). Claimed D Brock Shelgren off waivers from Greenville. COLLEGE LOUISIANA TECH—Named Jeannie Douglas and John Garris women’s assistant softball coaches. SPRING HILL—Announced the resignation of men’s and women’s bowling coach Whitney Smith Boggus.
Jabari Parker not set on signing letter of intent BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — Prep star Jabari Parker might wait until the spring to sign his letter of intent, although he probably would commit to a school before making it official. Sonny Parker said Thursday his son isn’t ruling out signing during the early period next month, but he might need more time. In that case, he said Jabari likely would commit in December and sign in the spring. Jabari Parker, who plays for Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, is scheduled to make five official visits, starting this weekend with Michigan State. Trips to Duke (Oct. 26-28), Florida (Nov. 2-4), Stanford (Nov. 9-11) and Brigham Young later in November are also on tap. “We really don’t know for sure, for sure,” Sonny Parker said. “He has five visits. He might go on his first two visits and say, ’Hey, this is where I want to go.’ You never know. I know all his visits are going to go past the (early) signing period. His last visit, probably BYU, is going to be the end of November.” If Jabari Parker doesn’t sign during the early period from Nov. 14-21, he would have to wait until the spring. The regular period runs from April 17 to May 15. “He’ll probably commit if he can’t sign on those days (in November),” Sonny Parker said. “That’s what I’m hearing from him. And he’ll
sign in the spring.” Jabari Parker will be accompanied by his parents this weekend. Sonny says he’ll try to make all the trips and his wife, Lola, will be on each visit. A 6-foot-8 forward, Jabari Parker is one of the most prized recruits to come along in recent years. He received the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year award after leading Simeon to its third straight state championship while averaging 19.5 points and 8.9 rebounds as a junior. He comes from the same high school that Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose attended, and his father played six seasons with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA after starring at Chicago’s Farragut Career Academy. Religion also plays a big role in Jabari’s life. He is a devout Mormon, just like his mom, and a mission remains a possibility. A new rule recently went into effect that lowers the age when members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can go on a mission from 19 to 18, possibly adding another wrinkle to this recruiting process. “It’s a possibility, that option,” Sonny said. “His brother went on a mission. I’m sure that’s still an option, but he hasn’t made any type of decision or commitment one way or another. Right now, he’s trying to get healthy and deal with this college recruiting and decision making. He’s just trying to deal with that now.”
NEW ORLEANS — The NFL Players Association filed papers in federal court pointing out that the NFL permitted a 1996 incentive program for big hits funded by then-Green Bay defensive lineman Reggie White. In papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, the union questioned why NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should now be able to suspend former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita for offering then-New Orleans teammates rewards for big plays during the 2009 season. The filing cited media reports about White’s “smashfor-cash” program that paid $500 for big plays, including big hits. The reports, now nearly 16 years old, include players from other teams discussing similar pools climbing into the thousands of dollars. In one report by ESPN, Troy Vincent, then a defensive back with Philadelphia, discusses a similar player-funded incentive program run by Eagles players. Vincent now works for the NFL as a vice-president overseeing player engagement. In the reports, an NFL spokesman is quoted as saying the incentive programs are permitted as long as players use their own money and the amounts players pledge are not exorbitant. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday night that the league would defer comment to its own forthcoming argu-
ments in court. The NFLPA seized upon the NFL’s 1996 stance particularly as it related to Fujita, who Goodell suspended this for one game this season even though he said he could not verify that Fujita participated in the bounty program the league says the Saints ran for three seasons from 2009-11. Goodell said Fujita, now with Cleveland, was still guilty of violating NFL rules by offering his own incentives for big plays and also, as a team leader, by failing to try to stop to the cash-for-hits program overseen by then-Saints defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams. The union said that while the NFL’s player safety goals may have evolved since 1996, it is unfair to punish players for behaviour it previously permitted without formally spelling out that such behaviour is no longer allowed. “The fact that the NFL has a different agenda today than it did in 1996 cannot change the unequivocal language of the NFL Constitution & Bylaws, which has never prohibited this type of behaviour,” the union wrote in its legal briefs. “The Commissioner’s attempt to nonetheless suspend and scapegoat Mr. Fujita for conduct - incentivizing undisputed, legitimate plays - never before punished or prohibited by the NFL not only violates the ’essence of the (collective bargaining) agreement’ but further demonstrates the Commissioner’s evident partiality.”
B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
49ers take first in West after battle with Seahawks SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers sit alone atop the NFC West for now — hardly the kind of firm hold on the division they owned last October. Alex Smith threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker late in the third quarter and San Francisco held off the Seattle Seahawks 13-6 on Thursday night as the 49ers won their long-awaited division opener. Frank Gore ran for 131 yards and the 49ers (5-2) took over sole possession of first place in the NFC West by making just enough plays to win this defence-first game, featuring two teams allowing fewer than 16 points per game. “That was the most physical 30 minutes of football in the second half that I have ever seen our football team play,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. “It’s a sweet win. It was a real football fight, and our guys won it.” Walker’s score was San Francisco’s first touchdown in seven quarters after an embarrassing 26-3 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday in a lopsided rematch of the NFC championship game. The tight end broke his jaw in two places at Seattle last Dec. 24 and sat out until the title game. Smith went 14 of 23 for 140 yards in another subpar performance. The defence hung tough down the stretch. NFC rushing leader Marshawn Lynch finished with 103 yards for Seattle (4-3). It’s now Harbaugh 3, Pete Carroll 0 since these two coaching rivals started facing off in the NFL last year after all those memorable moments in the college game. Harbaugh’s teams sure have shown they are quick to forget their losses. The 49ers improved to 5-0 after regu-
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SWEEP: Took our punches all year The excitement of that bold acquisition subsided a bit when the Tigers struggled to a 26-32 start in the AL Central, but they overtook the Chicago White Sox in the final 10 days of the regular season and won the division with an 88-74 record, matching the Cardinals for the fewest wins among the 10 playoff teams. “I just reminded everybody when we took our punches all year, ’You know what? Let’s just wait till the end, and then if we have underachieved, I will be the first one to admit it,”’ Leyland said. “But let us play out the schedule to see if we underachieve. So hopefully we’ve quieted some doubters now. The guys just stepped it up when we had to. We caught a couple breaks when the White Sox couldn’t win a couple of games they needed to win.” In the post-season, Detroit’s rotation has been impeccable. Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Doug Fister allowed only two earned runs against the Yankees. New York was shut out once and totalled six runs in the series. “Unbelievable. It’s why we’re here right now because out pitching,” Cabrera said. “Wow!” Scherzer allowed a run and two hits in 5 2-3 innings in the finale, struck out 10 and walked two. “I really had my changeup and my slider going,” he said. “When I can combine that with my fastball, that’s what makes me effective.”
CLOSE: Glorified cheerleader Wainwright was a glorified cheerleader while rehabbing from reconstructive elbow surgery during the Cardinals’ improbable title drive last fall after earning the wild card on the final day of the season and then upsetting the favoured Phillies, Brewers and Rangers to give manager Tony La Russa a chance to retire on top. Under rookie manager Mike Matheny, the 88-win Cardinals were the final team to qualify this year, too. Once again, they’ve stepped up their game. Wainwright bounced back from a poor outing in Game 5 of the NL division series against Washington, striking out five and walking none for his first post-season victory as a starter. “It was a big motivator,” he said. “I know that I’m good enough to pitch in the post-season, to carry this team deep into the game, give them a qual-
lar-season defeats since reigning NFL Coach of the Year Harbaugh took over before last season. Pulling off this one could give the 49ers some momentum, too. It was the first of two straight prime time games for San Francisco, which doesn’t play again until Oct. 29 at Arizona. The defensive fight left the animated coaches shaking their heads and hollering on opposite sidelines all game, offering plenty of entertainment for the sellout crowd of 69,732 at balmy Candlestick Park. “We found ourselves in a real slugfest here today,” Carroll said. “I’m not surprised it could have gone that way with two good defences and two teams committed to running the ball.” These teams met in Weeks 1 and 16 last season, with the 49ers beating Seattle 33-17 at home for Harbaugh’s first victory as an NFL coach. This one was close until the end. “We had a long drive in the third quarter. We just kind of felt them start to give up a little bit, and they knew we were just going to keep running the ball on them,” 49ers right guard Alex Boone said. “It was more of, ’Let’s get back to our roots and do what we’re good at,’ that’s being physical, pounding the ball. Frank’s a great runner.” After Walker’s touchdown, Dashon Goldson intercepted a deep pass by Russell Wilson to thwart Seattle’s next drive after NaVorro Bowman clobbered the rookie quarterback as he was trying to throw. Smith gave the ball back with an interception of his own early in the fourth quarter. His fifth interception of the season matched his total from all of 2011. Harbaugh went to backup Colin Kaepernick for one keeper play that lost a yard, Smith returned for thirdand-goal on the 7. He scrambled to his ity game, a quality outing. Last time I didn’t do it but I knew tonight if I just believed in myself and went out there and executed pitches I would be in good shape.” The lone damage against Wainwright came on Hunter Pence’s first homer and RBI of the post-season, a second-inning clout estimated at 451 feet that soared over the visitor’s bullpen into the left-centre bleachers to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 2-1. Now, the 14-game winner is on the verge of his first World Series as an active player since striking out Brandon Inge as the stand-in closer for injured Jason Isringhausen in the 2006 clincher over the Tigers. “This whole experience is so special as it is,” Wainwright said. “But to get back to that World Series is always the way to go.” Holliday wasn’t surprised by Wainwright’s strong performance. “You expect Adam to pitch well and pitch like an ace, and he did,” Holliday said. “His curveball was really good. He located his fastball. No surprise. We all expect Adam to pitch the way he pitched tonight, but sometimes things like the Washington game happen. But he’s tough as nails. We knew he’d pitch well.” Just 12 pitches in, the Cardinals had two hits and the lead, and Lincecum got a visit from pitching coach Dave Righetti. Jay opened the first with a single, Matt Carpenter walked on four pitches and Holliday singled up the middle for the lead. Allen Craig tacked on a sacrifice fly. “I’ve just been working on my swing and I felt more comfortable tonight,” Holliday said. “I was able to get some pitches to hit and hit them hard and good results, that always helps the confidence.”
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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Toronto Argonauts have their offensive leader back. Veteran quarterback Ricky Ray returns under centre Friday when the Argos host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. It will be Ray’s first game since suffering a knee injury early in Toronto’s 31-10 loss to Montreal on Sept. 23. “You try and stay involved the best you can but, really, there’s no use for you,” Ray said following Thursday’s walkthrough. “I tried to help out as much as I could and be a coach a little bit but it’s definitely nice to get into the mix of things and have a chance to be out there on the field.” Ray’s return is timely for Toronto (7-8), which was 1-2 under backup Jarious Jackson and has dropped four of five games overall. Still, the Argos can cement second in the East Division with a third straight win this season over Winnipeg and a Calgary Stampeders victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday. Ray will wear a knee brace for the remainder of the season, which would normally hamper a quarterback’s mobility. But the six-foot-three, 210-pound Ray is more of a dropback passer who usually uses his feet to buy time to pass rather than run. “I’m happy to have him back,” said Argos head coach Scott Milanovich. “Obviously there’s going to be an adjustment for him because he hasn’t got a lot of reps the last four weeks. “Are we concerned about his health? Absolutely but it’s football and football is a physical sport and once he gets out there he has to play. They’re going to try and hit him and that’s the way it goes. We have to let him play football like he always has.” Interim Winnipeg head coach Tim Burke said Ray’s return allows Toronto to return to its usual offensive philosophy. “They’re a West Coast Offence and Ricky is more suited to that than Jarious,” Burke said. “With Jarious they tried to run more play action with deeper routes that he felt comfortable with whereas Scott’s offence is the West Coast Offence and he’s going to feel more comfortable with Ricky in there. “I’d think (Ray wearing brace) probably will limit his mobility some but Ricky gets a bad rap for being just a dropback guy. He has scrambled against my defences through the years and made my life hell. He is more deceiving than people think.” Ray’s biggest challenges Friday will be quickly adapting to the speed of the game and getting back into sync with his receivers. “Obviously not being in there and not throwing to guys in a game situation hopefully that will come back right away,” said Ray. “It’s in my mind a little bit but what can you do about it? “Just go out there and play. I think I’ve played enough games this year to have a good feel for the guys around me and hopefully it won’t be an issue.” Winnipeg will also have its offensive leader back. Veteran quarterback Buck Pierce makes his first start since suffering a mild concussion following a controversial hit by Toronto’s Brandon Isaac in the Argos’ 29-10 win over the Bombers on Sept. 29. “Buck is a magnetic
guy, always has been as long as I remember him being in the league,” Milanovich said. “He just has great leadership skills, he finds a way to make a play when it doesn’t look like he can make a play and the guy, like many in the league, is a winner and finds ways to get it done. “I fully expect them to have that same shot in the arm we’re feeling.” Running back Chad Kackert also returns for Toronto after missing two games with a rib injury sustained last month against Winnipeg. And veteran defensive tackle Adriano Belli, 35, who came out of retirement to rejoin the Argos on Wednesday, will also see spot duty. “If I can show some of the young bucks how to run to the ball and hustle the way I always hustle then I’ll be more than happy,” said Belli. “I love causing trouble and that’s what they pay D-linemen to do: Cause trouble.”
SURREY, B.C. — Andrew Harris is approaching hallowed ground as his B.C. Lions prepare to face the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday. Harris, a 25-year-old Winnipeg native who reached the CFL via the junior football ranks rather than the traditional university route, needs just 17 more yards rushing to reach 1,000 for the first time in his career. If he surpasses the mark Friday, he will become just the ninth Canadian running back since the 2000 season to do so. “There’s a lot of pride that goes along with (1,000 yards), being a Canadian,” said Harris. The tailback plays a position usually reserved for imports but has paved the way for more Canadians to play there since emerging as a star last season. But Harris will be even more proud if he breaks the 1,000-yard rushing barrier and the Lions (11-4) get a win over the Eskimos (7-8). “It was a goal for me to get 1,000 rushing and 700 receiving,” he said. “If I can accomplish that (Friday), it’ll be (the realization of) a great goal of mine.” Collectively, the Lions are also trying to achieve an important goal — first place in the West Division, a first-round bye and homefield playoff advantage. “Coming into this game, I want to clinch first and I want to get this win so we can kind of ease back for these next couple weeks here and rest up,” said Harris. With or without the 1,000 rushing yards, which appear inevi-
who have won two games in a row and are within two points of thirdplace Saskatchewan. Edmonton is also well-placed for a crossover playoff berth against East Division opponents, if necessary. (If the fourth-place team in the West has a better record than the thirdplace team in the East at season’s end, the westerners will qualify, but face eastern competition.) The Eskimos upset the Lions at B.C. Place in July, and Harris and company prevailed by just a single point thanks to a game-winning Paul McCallum field goal in September. Harris might also be needed to help atone for the potential struggles, or absence, of Lions quarterback Travis Lulay. The signalcaller is dealing with a sore shoulder, and has also battled sickness within the past week. Lulay, who has limited his practice activity, expects to start, but will sit out if he is not deemed healthy an hour before game time. “I don’t want to be stubborn,” said Lulay, who has thrown touchdown passes in 26 straight games, the second-longest streak in CFL history. “If I can’t play at the level my guys need me to play at, then my shoulder will make that decision for me, I guess.” If he does play, he’ll be happy to help Harris make a little history. The quarterback, who participated with Harris on scout teams when they were both breaking in with the Lions in 2009, likes the tailback’s chances of reaching 2,000 combined yards. “Most numbers tend to follow when your focus is right, when your focus is on winning football games,” said Lulay.
table, Harris has already had a memorable season, helping the Lions dominate the West a year after they started 0-5 before staging a miraculous rally to earn a playoff berth and win the Grey Cup. He has rushed and caught passes for 1,666 combined yards from scrimmage, surpassing a record for Canadians that Terry Evanshen had held since 1967. He is also in position to accumulate 2,000 yards from scrimmage. But getting ready for the post-season is more important to him. “I’ve still got some work to do,” he said about the 2,000-yard mark. “If we win this game, I’ll probably see less carries and less touches over the next two games. It might be available to do it, but it might not be. I’m not really worried about it, because it’s not really something I’m thinking about all that much. Clinching first place is the biggest thing for us now.” The Lions will play without injured top receivers Geroy Simon (hamstring) and Arland Bruce (concussion-like symptoms) for the third straight week. Their absence will again put an onus on Harris to excel while carrying the ball on rushes and being deployed as a receiver out of the backfield. The Eskimos will also want to pay more attention to him because he has burned them in two previous meetings this season, averaging 7.2 and 9.4 yards per carry, respectively, in each game. In the two contests, he has racked up 366 combined yards. “I don’t know what it is, (but) I just happen to have big games against them,” said Harris. But as a team, the Lions can play better against the Eskimos,
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PGA takes over control of Canadian Tour BY THE CANADIAN PRESS PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After lending strategic and financial support to the Canadian Tour over the last year, the PGA Tour officially put the development golf circuit under its umbrella Thursday and renamed it PGA Tour Canada. The tour will debut in 2013 with at least eight summer tournaments in Canada offering a minimum purse of $150,000. The conversion will begin Nov. 1. “Having gained a thorough understanding of the golf landscape in Canada over the course of the 2012 season, we are confident that by fully dedicating our assets and resources, PGA Tour Canada will be well positioned to play an increasingly important role in professional golf,” said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. “With a solid foundation of existing tournaments along with outPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ben Crane, the defending champion, chips to the 13th green during the first round of The McGladrey Classic PGA Tour golf tournament Thursday, in St. Simons Island, Ga.
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Big Country Primary Care Network is currently seeking an Executive Director. This is an executive position requiring an individual who is an impressive, creative, dynamic innovative leader. The Executive Director will be accountable for all PCN clinical operations, business & financial management and will report to the Physician Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have exemplary leadership and team building skills, demonstrated business acumen, and proven facilitation, consensus building, and conflict resolution skills. It is preferred that applicants possess a Masters degree in a health related field, health administration, or business administration supplemented by 5 to 10 years experience at a management level. Please visit our website; www.bigcountrypcn.com for more information. This position offers executive level compensation based on experience. Please submit your resume electronically to: not later than October 31, 2012.
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TORONTO — In a corridor under the stands at the decrepit Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, a numb Stephen Hart refused to make excuses after watching Canada implode in a shocking 8-1 loss to Honduras. His team was wellprepared. The heat was not a factor. His players were all professionals. Reminded that he was not on the field during the debacle, Hart paused and said simply: “But it’s my responsibility.” Hart, 52, lived up to that credo two days later by handing in his resignation as national men’s soccer coach. “He’s a good football man. He’s a good man, period,” Victor Montagliani, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, said in a conference call announcing the news Thursday. “This game is a beautiful game but at time it can be cruel,” he added. “And I think we all know what needed to happen.” Hart’s record as coach was 20-15-10 in various stints from 2006 to 2012, ranking him second in wins and first in win percentage among Canadian coaches. The resignation will not be welcomed by the majority of Hart’s players, who regarded their laidback coach with respect and affection. “The disaster in Honduras had nothing to do with coaching or tactics,” said veteran fullback Ante Jazic, who missed Tuesday’s game through illness. “We were well prepared for that. “Ultimately with that result, that scorelines, heads were going to roll. But we the players have to take full responsibility with that performance. We were well prepared, knew what they were going to do. “So that comes down to us. Unfortunately Stephen’s a proud man and he felt the need to resign.” Hart worked his way through the CSA coaching ranks and had several stints as interim coach of the men’s team before getting the job for good in December 2009. At that time, the Halifax resident said qualifying for the World Cup was Job 1. “I want to make it clear that it will be our objective to focus on the CONCACAF qualifications in 2012,” Hart said upon getting the job. Almost three years later, that journey came to a crashing, premature halt in San Pedro Sula. And Hart had no answers for why his players failed to answer the bell for Canada’s biggest game in 15 years. The failure was all the more galling in that Canada’s fate was in its own hands. And that Hart’s talent pool, while small and missing the injured Dwayne De Rosaio and Josh Simpson and suspended Olivier Occean, was one of Canada’s most promising in recent years. Canada needed just a tie or win in San Pedro Sula on Tuesday to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Instead, Hart’s team suffered the worst defeat by a Canadian men’s side since an 8-0 shellacking in Mexico in 1993. Canada has not qualified for the final round of qualifying in the regions since 1997, when it went 1-6-3 and finished last. “There’s no sugarcoating here,” Montagliani said of Canada’s most recent qualifying exit. “It’s a big blow but we need to deal with it. And it’s an opportunity for us to deal with it in the right way.” Hart said after Tuesday’s game he thought he had done his best in his job. But he under-
stood that Canadian fans would not be able to forgive him. On Thursday, he took matters into his own hands. Hart’s resignation is effective immediately. He had six months left on his contract. There is no interim head coach for the time being, said Montagliani, who did not have an immediate time frame for the hiring process. The next coach does not have to be Canadian, he said, but suggested he better be battle-hardened to survive the darker side of CONCACAF. “We will be looking for the best candidate for this program,” he said. “Keeping in mind that one of the key ingredients is not just international experience but also having the understanding of what it means to compete in the environment we just experienced 48 hours ago, which are significantly different that standing on other sidelines in other places in the world where you have to qualify for World Cups.” Whoever it is will inherit a team destined to drop from No. 61 in the FIFA rankings and one that has few meaningful matches in its future other than the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Hart and captain Kevin McKenna both said the moment had got to the team in Honduras. Montagliani, elected president in May, said the program will have to find a way to competing in the hostile confines of Central America. “Because it obviously is a psychological barrier which has existed for a long time in this program. It’s not just this group of players, but obviously the result speak for themselves.” “I’m not sure if we’ve ever addressed it in the proper fashion,” he added. One way is to increase the exposure of age-group teams to such environments, he said. Another is to expand the ties with academy players in Canada’s MLS clubs.
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Canada’s coach Stephen Hart, gestures during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Oct 16. Hart resigned as Canada men’s soccer coach on Thursday.
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Moir, not Virtue, forced off ice with injury BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For the first time in a long time, the shoe was on the other foot. Canada’s Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have spent the past several years carefully managing Virtue’s lingering leg injuries. But it was Moir on the trainer’s table earlier this month when the two were forced to withdraw from the Finlandia Trophy. “It was interesting,” Moir said on a conference call Thursday, a week before their season debut at Skate Canada International. “I haven’t missed a competition due to injury for quite a while, and it’s not very much fun. It’s not something I plan on doing again.” Virtue, 23, and Moir, 25, had to pull out of what would have been their season-opening event two weeks ago in Finland when Moir strained a muscle in his neck. “We got stuck in a lift, I brought Tessa down on my head the wrong way and it jarred my neck so I wasn’t really able to train for a couple of days,” Moir said. “My physio team was worried that if I got caught in a lift, which obviously we would have to do, that I
could herniate the disc. “It was not worth it if I go there and I happened to get caught in the same position that I could be out for the fall or even the year.” Moir said his neck is 100 per cent healed, he’s not feeling any limitations and their lifts are good. Virtue, from London, Ont., and Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., won the world title last March in France in their first solid season of training since 2008. Virtue has been plagued by compartment syndrome in her legs for years. The injury led to a pair of surgeries and kept her off the ice for the better part of two seasons. She gritted her teeth and skated through the pain at the Vancouver Olympics. Three weeks after their scheduled debut, Virtue and Moir will open at Skate Canada, kicking off what Moir has dubbed “the 401 season,” in reference to Ontario’s Highway 401. The national championships are in Mississauga, while London, Ont., will host the world championships in March. “It’s definitely a funny feeling, seems like this year we’re either in Russia or Ontario,” Moir said. “It’s been a while, I don’t remember driving to very many Skate Canadas. But we’ll definitely take it as a treat, we have some long trips this year, Four Con-
tinents in Japan, Sochi for (Grand Prix) Final if we qualify. . . they’re not easy trips.” The dancers, who live and train in Canton, Mich., just across the border from Windsor, said while they enjoy competing at home, they have to be careful to treat the events like they would any other international competition. They’ll stay in a hotel in both Windsor and London. “It just helps get us in that mindset of being at a competition and taking the bus to the rink and getting in our little zone,” Virtue said. “It’s funny how far away from home you can feel even when you’re just five minutes down the road but it’s all part of it. It’s part of our routine. “Like Scott said we’re going to enjoy the experience, really embrace being in a hometown crowd, with our friends and family close by. But really we have a job to do and I think we just need to set ourselves up as best as possible to make it feel like a normal competition.” Virtue and Moir will unveil two new programs in Windsor. Their short program is to The Waltz Goes On by Sir Anthony Hopkins, while their free dance is to Carmen, an opera that Virtue admitted might be “overused” in figure skating, but is “classic and timeless.”
Porter looking to turn things around in Houston quickly NEW ASTROS MANAGER BO PORTER IS DETERMINED TO GET BASEBALL’S WORST TEAM BACK INTO CONTENTION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON — New Houston manager Bo Porter inherits a team that has been the worst in baseball the past two seasons. But he remembers the excitement in the city just a few years ago when Houston went to its only World Series, and is determined to get the Astros back into contention as soon as possible. Turning around a team that lost 100 games in each of the last two seasons won’t be easy, but he’s confident it can be done. Porter is the former third base coach for the Nationals, who went from losing 93 games in 2010 to a major league-best 98 wins this season. “When you come into a situation and you feel like you can make an impact and you can improve a situation, that’s challenging,” he said. “But when you see the pieces that you are going to have around to do that, it makes you feel like ... it’s going to be great.” Porter was hired last month, but joined the team this week after finishing up Washington’s season. “Bo’s very impressive,” owner Jim Crane said. “We went through a very tedious process of interviewing a lot of candidates and Bo impressed all of us. I think he’ll do a great job of energizing our young team.” The Astros fielded one of the youngest teams in baseball this season after
shedding all of their high-priced veterans over the last few years to restock a depleted farm system. They believe their minor league system now has the prospects in place to help build this team from within. Houston is moving from the National League to the American League West for the 2013 season. Porter likes the plan Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow have for their rebuilding effort. “From day one our vision was completely in line with each other,” Porter said. “Developing a young team and sustaining that excellence for a long time is something I look forward to.” Houston interviewed many candidates to take over the job left vacant when Brad Mills was fired this summer. But Luhnow said Porter set himself apart from the beginning of the process. “He’s exactly the right guy to lead this team into the future,” Luhnow said. Porter played football and baseball at Iowa before playing parts of three major league seasons with Texas, the Chicago Cubs and Oakland. He said he plans to reach out to each player on Houston’s 40-man roster over the next few weeks and hopes to get the players who are in Houston together soon to begin to develop a relationship with his new team. “When you talk about changing the culture, the first thing you want to do
is change the way they think,” Porter said. “You want to change the information that’s being put in their minds. There’s a lot of things were going to do from an organizational standpoint to address those issues. But I think the players will be completely open to that because they want to be successful.” Though the Astros lost a franchiseworst 107 games last season, Porter was encouraged by the development of some of Houston’s young players. He believes many of them have the potential to be good players for a long time to come. “I’m all in. This is not a stepping stone,” he said. “This is where I want to be and I want to see this organization go to the height which we all believe it can.” Porter said he has been assured that he will be given time to turn this team around. Although management is OK with any reversal being a process, Porter wants to see Houston return to contention sooner rather than later. “I think they have probably used the word patient a little more than me,” he said. “This is a production driven business and you want to see the team get better and you want to see players get better. I think year after year you want to say we’re making progress every year. As long as you’re taking steps in a positive direction I think that can be seen as success.” The 40-year-old Porter has previ-
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The Houston Astros’ new manager Bo Porter answers questions during a news conference, Thursday, in Houston. ously worked as Arizona’s bench coach and third base coach for the Marlins. This is Porter’s first job as a major league manager, but he has managed in the minor leagues. He has long made his home in Houston and is already reaping the benefits of finally working in the city where his family lives.
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SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT RAISES FUNDS The Fifth Scrabble Tournament held recently in Red Deer raised a total of $5,295 for the Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers Campaign. “We were pleased with the afternoon of fellowship and a good amount of money was raised,” said Faye Hughes of GrammaLink-Africa.
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FALL SKY TOUR AT KERRY WOOD CENTRE On a clear night, the skies of a crisp autumn offer a view of stars unique to the season. But on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m., an interpretive tour of the fall sky is being offered at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45th Ave. The Family Planetarium interpretive tour of the autumn sky aims to showcase the stars and constellations of the season. The event costs $3 per person or $10 per family at the door. The show starts at 1:10 p.m. For more information, call 403346-2010.
CORRECTION A brief in Wednesday’s Advocate on the Red Deer County municipal development plan should have said a public hearing regarding the county’s new plan, after council gave first reading, is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in county council chambers.
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BJ Tumanut cowers under the stern look from judge Vinnie Taylor during the 25th annual JailN-Bail at the Parkland Mall on Thursday afternoon. About 35 people were arrested through the course of the day. They were then were brought to face a sentence from a judge like Taylor, who routinely handed out sentences in the thousands of dollars. Tumanut was looking to raise $6,200 as bail to set her free. Funds raised at the event will go to the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta / N.W.T. Division. Organizers hoped to bring in a total of $65,000 during the event.
Transitional housing program forced to downsize plans LACK OF SUPPORT CITED BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Abundant Safe Living has downsized from four houses to one house. The transitional housing program for people who have completed addictions treatment opened in Red Deer in December 2011. Director James White said the community has failed to support the program financially. “Because we haven’t got the support from Red Deer to keep it afloat, we’ve had to go back to one house,” said White on Thursday. The program grew to four houses to accommodate 20 people. But about two months ago, three of the houses were closed to clients and are now being rented out.
ABUNDANT SAFE LIVING “They are still at our disposal come next fall. We’ve rented them out to a couple of companies and some college students,” White said. The remaining five-bedroom house for women, located in West Park, is full. Abundant Safe Living provides affordable housing with a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use. Clients must be employed. Room and board is $550 per month. “Because we’re not funded by the government at this stage, because we don’t have our charitable organization number and it takes a year and a half to get that, we haven’t been able to apply for any government funding.” He said since clients can stay as long as they want, there’s no waiting list to fill beds that become
available to consistently fund the program. “There’s no way to put a time limit on someone’s recovery. Everyone is different. “My purpose right now is just to raise a bit of money to put into a bank account.” In June, a 60-year-old Red Deer woman was found dead outside a West Park school after she was evicted from an Abundant Safe Living house for breaking the sobriety rule. The death was deemed not suspicious. White said he wants to add a 24-hour staff member. “The more the accountability for the client, the better the chances of recovery are.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Has the closure of the Red Deer Public Market left your pantry devoid of local produce? Don’t fret because the fourth edition of the Red Deer Winter Market opens for business on Oct. 27. Held at the Eastview Estates Community Hall (120 Ellenwood Drive), the market features winter storage veggies, including carrots, potatoes, beets and much more from Innisfail growers and market organizers Shelley and Rod Bradshaw of Beck Farms. A second table features baked goods such as meat pies, bread and cookies from bakers from Rocky Mountain House and Olds on alternate Saturdays. “At the first market, we’ll have all our winter storage vegetables,” said Shelley Bradshaw. “There will be carrots, beets, onions. Hopefully there will be some squash, parsnips and brussels sprouts. Of course, we have all our preserves.” Local foodies can also sign up for email notifications featuring the week’s produce and market reminders. Bradshaw said this serves as a gentle reminder and allows them to notify customers if they have to cancel because of inclement weather or other hiccups. There will be a sign up list a the market. Market hours are 10 a.m. to noon. The market runs every second Saturday until mid-April. For more information, go to www.innisfailgrowers.com or contact Bradshaw at 403-224-2633. email@example.com
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A county-wide recycling program aimed at producers has caught the attention of the Alberta government in a positive way. Mountain View County partnered with the Mountain View Waste Management Commission to recycle rural plastics and wire. Recently, they were given an honourable mention in the partnerships category at the Ministers Awards for Municipal Excellence reflecting the success of the program, now in its fourth year. “I was actually shocked,” said Don Reid, Mountain View Waste Management Commission chief administrative officer. “I was very proud we got the honourable mention. I was even happier for the county because they’ve been working very hard at making this program work.”
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The Central Alberta United Way is a third of the way towards it’s 2012 fundraising campaign goal of about $2 million. “Our main focus has been personally connecting with our local businesses and donors to let them know that their community needs their support,” said John Knoch, 2012 campaign cabinet co-chair. “We also have been showing them how giving to United Way is making a difference and changing people’s lives.” In a four-week span, United Way staff and volunteers have raised 34 per cent of their goal, $675,024, of $1.99 million. The funds will go to work shortly after the campaign wraps up, with the money going to support programs, services and to provide emergency funds to agencies in need. Robert Mitchell, CEO of United Way of Central Alberta, said they have cre-
ated two new grants that help registered charities in the health and social services sectors with capital projects and professional development. The goal is to look at gaps in the social service sector and work to fill them in as best as possible. “This is why a successful campaign is so crucial,” said Mitchell. “Each year the demands increase and we are trying our best to meet those demands. Without the support of the community, we can’t fill the gaps.” The money raised from this year’s campaign, called Change Starts Here, goes directly to the Central Alberta community as it provides funding to more than 30 programs and services. Last year, 19,613 children and youth received mentorship opportunities, camp experiences, nutrition and education support. The United Way estimates more than 107,000 people in Central Alberta were helped by the funds raised during last year’s campaign.
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BRIEFS Helicopter crashes at Innisfail airport No one was injured during a helicopter crash at Innisfail Airport on Thursday morning. Innisfail RCMP say they were called at 10:39 a.m. when a helicopter fell about six metres during takeoff. One male and one female, from the Red Deer area, both age 40, were on board the private aircraft. The flight originated from the Sylvan Lake area and had stopped in Innisfail to refuel. The cause of the crash is believed to have been mechanical. The RCMP file has been forwarded to Transport Canada.
Man charged with 14 crimes in robberies A Red Deer man faces 14 charges in relation to a slew of armed robberies at banks and gas stations, mainly in the city, over the last three weeks. Steven Lee Pinch, 31, was arrested without incident on Wednesday after leaving a residence in Red Deer. Pinch has been charged with attempted robbery for trying to steal the night deposit at the TD Canada Trust Village Mall on Oct. 2 and the attempted robbery of the Fas Gas in Riverside Meadows on Oct. 5. Pinch is also charged with robbery of the south Petro Canada Gas Station on Oct. 3, the south Gaetz Macs Store on Oct. 11, the Lacombe Mohawk gas station on Tuesday, the Express 24 Gas on Howarth Street on Wednesday and the North Hill Store, also on Wednesday. Pinch is also charged with two counts of possessing a weapon, three counts of breach of probation and two counts of possessing stolen property. He is in police custody.
Stettler Co-op collected food donations as well. French said it was a good day for the group’s second time to Stettler. The last time was in 2008, when about the same results were achieved. The first Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger tour took place in September 2004 when an FCC employee in Ontario drove an open-cab tractor and trailer for eight days. Camping along the way, he collected food and donations for local food banks. Since then, FCC employees and community partners have raised more than 7.8 million pounds of food for food banks in Canada.
Man charged in assault of RCMP officers RCMP from Coronation have charged a man with two counts of assaulting police officers following a narcotics arrest in Consort on Oct. 3. Dylan Lee Spencer Ryan, 20, appeared in Red Deer provincial court via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre on Thursday. Ryan is charged with multiple offences, including possession of cannabis marijuana exceeding 30 grams, possession of cocaine for trafficking, assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. Represented by Red Deer lawyer Paul Morigeau, Ryan reserved his plea to allow more time to review information provided by the Crown prosecutors about the charges against him. He will remain in custody pending his return to court in Red Deer on Thursday, after which the files will be moved back to Coronation.
Water and sewer upgrades at Heritage Ranch Getting in and out of Heritage Ranch and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will be a little tougher over the next few weeks. The City of Red Deer is upgrading water and sewage systems at the site and will therefore make two rounds of closures on interior roads while crews work on underground structures. The first phase runs from today through Wednesday, with roads to be reopened on Thursday. Depending on weather conditions, roads will be closed again from Saturday, Oct. 27, through Thursday, Nov. 1. All facilities at the site will remain open, with signs directing visitors to detours during the closures. People are asked to be mindful of heavy equipment that will be on site
Drive Away Hunger collects food, cash A convoy of tractors and trailers heading through Stettler on Wednesday netted a big cash and food find for the community’s less fortunate. Farm Credit Canada’s ninth annual Drive Away Hunger made a pitstop in the town of nearly 6,000 people. Adam French, district director for Alberta East, said that 838 kg (1,861 pounds) of food was gathered and $850 collected. All of this was donated to the Stettler Food Bank. Children from Stettler Middle School and Christ King Catholic School helped out with the drive.
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RECYCLING: All about plastics In a press release Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths said the co-operation and collaboration is vital to community’s success and sustainability. The honourable mention was given to the group as the county and waste commission developed a program to provide producers with environmentally responsible solutions for their waste agricultural plastics and wires. “It’s all about recycling rural plastics,” said Reid. “Such as twine, that’s the big one.” The waste management commission and Mountain view County have a partnership where they pay producers to gather up their twine, silage and grain bags. The recycling project also includes wire producers would use on their land. The waste commission takes the items and then tries to find markets for them. One of those markets is in Minnesota, where they send twine to Bridon Cordage. Reid said
when they established Bridon as a market for used twine, they were the first in Canada to send it to an American company. “In this part of the world we have a tremendous amount of twine,” said Reid. “The program is coming into good times now because we have found the markets for it and I think last winter we shipped out about 38,000 pounds of twine.” Starting as a way to reduce the dependency of on-farm dumps, encourage reclamation of existing refuse storage sites and reduce the amount of recyclable products from going into the county’s landfill system, the program was seen as a way to provide an environmentally responsible solution for the agricultural waste producers created. A one-day trial farm roundup event was held at the Olds transfer station on April 28, 2007, to evaluate and research the viability of a program that was aimed at farm plastics. A $100 incentive for the first 100 producers to bring in their farm plastics sweetened the offer. At the end of the day, 70 farms and youth organizations from across Mountain View County came and a total of 19,610 kg was donated.
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Blood Services wants stories BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Canadian Blood Services wants your stories. The agency is collecting recipient and donor stories to share with the community through their newsletter and an upcoming six-part series on Shaw TV. “Having a face or a story attached to where your blood donation is going really helps inspire people to donate blood,” said Kaelyn Smith, blood service community development co-ordinator. “It kind of drives the message home where their blood is going.” The project was launched in early October and has received lukewarm response from the community. Smith said some donors seem to be a little publicity shy but she is optimistic the stories will come. The first of six segments is expected to be filmed by November. Smith said they hope to expand the Red Deer donor base because they are relying on the same donors.
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The success of the trial led to more dates, between the beginning of April and the end of October, to be more accessible for producers. As well, there is still the $100 incentive for the first 100 Mountain View County residents or local 4-H clubs who deliver a minimum of 100 kg of agricultural plastics for recycling. “Actually it’s caught on pretty well,” said Reid. “We’ve had great response from farmers and they’re happy they don’t have to deal with that. A lot of them have bought into this and we’re really happy to be able to help them out. We’re even happier there’s a market for this.” Although the waste management commission doesn’t make any money at this, they’re not losing money either. When Bridon Cordage gets the twine, the company recycles it back into new twine. “It’s not all about the county and it’s not all about the waste commission, it’s about giving farmers and ranchers an alternative for disposal,” said Reid. “And they’re buying into it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Keri Jensen takes time out from her job at Royal LePage Thursday spending a little quality time in an Red Deer and District SPCA dog kennel with Jethro the chihuahua during the Catch, Fetch and Release fundraiser. About 20 participants spent some time locked up in the kennels over the lunch hour as they worked the phones to raise money for the SPCA. Lynn Mulder, board president of the SPCA said they were hoping to raise about $25,000 during the campaign which will go towards funding vital veterinary care of the unwanted and abandoned animals at the shelter. The Red Deer SPCA relies on public donations to fund 100 per cent of the internal and external health care services the animals need including life saving surgeries, spay/ neuter programs, vaccinations and care.
“We want to recruit new donors and maybe those who have not donated in a few years and get them back into the habit,” said Smith. “Fifty-two per cent of people say that they or themselves have known someone who has needed blood.” Smith said the need for blood touches a lot of people but getting people to talk about it is the challenging part. To share your story, contact blood services at 403-755-4336 or email email@example.com.
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Air Canada adds capacity in Western Canada Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) says it’s boosting capacity on routes in Western Canada this fall and winter to meet increased seasonal demand from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and other cities in the region. Much of the increased capacity will be in cities at the heart of Canada’s energy sector, including Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, the focus of Alberta’s oilsands activity. Air Canada will offer 350 seats daily on the Calgary-Fort McMurray route and the same number on the Edmonton-Fort McMurray route, up from 300 a year earlier during the fall-winter period. Capacity on the EdmontonRegina, EdmontonSaskatoon and CalgaryYellowknife routes will be doubled to 100 daily seats, compared with 50 seats a year earlier. Air Canada will also offer 250 daily seats between Vancouver and Fort St. John, B.C., and between Calgary and Grande Prairie.
Manufacturers optimistic Canadian manufacturers are feeling optimistic about their futures as they foresee a sales shift over the next three years towards Europe and developing countries, according to a study released Thursday by their industry’s main association. Sales within their home provinces, to the rest of Canada and to the United States will remain the dominant markets for Canadian goods, but most companies expect to expand their reach to other markets, according to the survey of 649 Canadian companies released by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association. “Companies expect globalization pressures will propel a shift in where they do business,” the found. — The Canadian Press
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Flaherty says growth at risk ECONOMY IS HOLDING UP REASONABLY WELL, BUT IS NOT IMMUNE TO GATHERING HEADWINDS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government may need to downgrade its growth projections for the Canadian economy when it releases its mid-year budget update, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Thursday. The minister told reporters prior to tabling his budget implementation bill that Canada’s economy is holding up reasonably well, but is not immune to gathering headwinds from around the world. Flaherty said the mood at last week’s meetings of finance ministers in Japan, was “not a positive one.” He noted that the International Monetary Fund has scaled back global growth forecasts for the year to 3.3 per cent, Europe is in recession, America is seized by political gridlock and even emerging markets are not booming as they once were. China reported its weakest growth rate in three years earlier in the day at 7.4 per cent for the third quarter. “So far, we’re still on track and we expected moderate growth... (but) we’re watching close,” he said. “We may have
to revise downward somewhat, but so far we’re in the same ballpark as we anticipated in the federal budget.” A modest revision is unlikely to impact the federal fiscal picture given that Flaherty made room for negative surprises in the March budget, which called for growth of 2.1 per cent this year and 2.4 in 2013. That is now slightly below the Bank of Canada’s projections, even before what many experts expect to be a downward revision in next week’s new monetary review. As well, the economy has missed its growth target in both the first and second quarter with below two-per-cent performances. The minister stressed that all governments in Canada need to remain vigilant in their efforts to reduce deficits and accumulated debt. The latest comments come after a new report by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute warning that some provinces — particularly Ontario and Alberta — are headed to a European-style crisis in the next 10 to 30 years if their policies do not change. “In the medium to long term, public finances in several provinces are unsustainable, raising the spectre of debt crises,
damaged credit ratings, and federal bailouts if corrective steps are not taken,” the report warns. “If such crises occur, they will harm not only the provinces directly concerned, but could affect the entire economy.” The alarm about Ontario was expected given that province’s $15-billion deficit, but the analysis by San Francisco credit expert Marc Joffe that oil-rich Alberta has the “highest default probability” 30 years into the future was a shocker. Alberta currently has the highest bond rating and no net debt. Joffe explained Alberta needs to be watched because it is running large deficits that are projected to persist, will experience more rapid growth in its senior citizens population than any other province, and because most of its eggs are in the oil basket, which is subject to price volatility. Quebec is in better position longer term, the report argues, because it is less dependent on resource prices and its population is not aging as fast. Over the 30-year horizon, the report said all provinces have high probabilities of default unless measures are taken.
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BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Peter Shankman describes how he sent out a tweet prior to flying from Florida to New York, relating how hungry he was and suggesting that Morton’s The Steakhouse meet him with a porterhouse steak. “I didn’t expect anything of it,” said the social media and marketing guru of his glib electronic comment. But when he landed at Newark airport, a tuxedo-clad man with a steak and side dishes was waiting for him. A stunned Shankman tweeted about this “mind-blowing” service and followed up with a gushing blog. The media picked up on the story and word spread. “Morton’s did an 8.8 per cent increase in sales in 2011, based on one tweet,” he said, estimating the value of the free publicity the restaurant chain received at $16 million. Shankman, who spoke this week at Chatters Canada’s Stylist Connection conference in Red Deer, said customer service is the best way for businesses to boost their image. The New York-based author, entrepreneur, angel investor and speaker explained
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Peter Shankman, a New York-based entrepreneur, angel investor, author and social media expert, presents at a Chatters Canada conference in Red Deer. that third-party referrals pack a greater marketing punch than do advertising and other forms of self-promotion. “PR doesn’t stand for public relations anymore, it stands for personal recommendations.” Shankman shared some fundamental rules that businesses should follow in today’s world of smartphones, tablets and social media. For one thing, he said, admit when you make a mistake. “At some point you’re going to screw up, and when you do the
best possible thing you can do is to own it.” Deny or dodge responsibility, he said, and the resulting fallout will grow and cling to you. “If you own the mistake, it’ll die.” Shankman also suggested that businesses learn how their customers obtain news — radio, TV, newspapers, blogs, Facebook, etc. — and what content they want. Satisfy those needs, and your client base will grow, he said.
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High-profile management consultant to kick off RDC’s 2013 speaker series DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The author of the bestselling book Blindsided will kick off Red Deer College’s new Distinguished Speakers Series next spring. High-profile management consultant Jim Harris is scheduled to present to Donald School of Business students and members of the public in March 2013. He will be the first of a series of presenters to share their business insights and expertise as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. The college announced details of the new series on Thursday. The initiative is being funded from $170,000 pledged by Servus Credit Union last year. RDC president Joel Ward said the intent is for the Donald School of Business to host one speaker a year, likely at the downtown City Centre Stage. The speaker would also interact with students, he added. “Each year we’ll try to focus on different sectors,” said Ward, listing the financial industry, marketing and social media, and human resource management as possibilities. Harris is well-known for Blindsided, in which he discussed industries that failed to keep pace with change. “He will be very dynamic and help all businesses understand why they need to pay attention and that they don’t want to get blindsided, like the
publishing industry, like the music industry, like even the personal computer industry now, with the complete domination of tablets and iPads,” said Ward. “It’s this whole concept of being ready and looking ahead and future-proofing your business.” Harris also wrote The Learning Paradox and coauthored The 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada. Another book, A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste, is due out this year. A portion of Servus’s $170,000 donation will also be used for program development at the Donald School of Business, said Ward. The college is currently developing a post-diploma international business program, in which students would receive a semester of international business training and a one-semester international co-op placement. Ward hopes the program can be launched next year. Servus previously provided $50,000 to the college, with that amount used to create the Servus Credit Union Leadership Scholarship. Servus president and CEO Garth Warner said the combined $220,000 donation, which is being provided over four years, is the largest Servus has ever made to a post-secondary institution. firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTREAL — Consumers are the winners in the federal broadcast regulator’s decision to nix BCE Inc.’s controversial $3.4-billion takeover of specialty TV provider Astral Media, analysts said Thursday. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission turned down one of the biggest takeovers ever submitted, rejecting a deal that it said would not benefit Canadians and one analysts suspected would drive up cable bills. “Simply put this was not a good deal for Canadians,” said chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, who took over the top role just four months ago. “It would have placed significant market power in the hands of one of the country’s largest media companies.” Consumers won’t face any increased prices that may have been associated with Bell buying Astral, said telecom analyst Troy Crandall. “Market power was an issue,” said Crandall of MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier in Montreal. Crandall said if the deal had gone through, consumers could have faced higher monthly cable bills if Bell had pushed up the price of selling programs to other TV providers. That cost, in turn, likely would have been passed on by other providers to consumers, he said. He noted that Bell (TSX:BCE) increased the price it charged to other cable providers to carry the TSN sports specialty channel once Bell bought the rest of the CTV assets it didn’t own in 2010. Analyst Iain Grant said consumers should be “breathing a sight of relief.” Bell’s plan was to use Astral’s content across TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones and sell it to its own customers and to its competitors. But Grant said Bell’s strategy to put as much content on the four screens shouldn’t be affected. Bell and Astral had argued to the CRTC in September that Canada needs its own online TV and movie service to compete with Netflix and the merger of the two companies would allow that. But the company can take the $3.4 billion it was going to spend on acquiring Astral to buy and create content, said Grant, managing director of the technology firm SeaBoard Group. Grant also said Bell can still go ahead with a made-inCanada Netflix-type offering to provide online programming to consumers, he added. He said other companies such as Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Eastlink and Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) are doing just that.
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed little changed Thursday following three days of advances as economic growth data from China met expectations and traders looked to a two-day summit of European Union leaders. Traders also took in news after the close of a major setback for BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). The federal broadcast regulator has unconditionally rejected the telecom’s $3.4-billion takeover of Astral Media, saying the controversial deal would have placed too much power in the hands of one company and threatened the competitive media landscape in Canada. The announcement came out after the close. BCE shares had closed up 15 cents to $43.63 while Astal shares had declined $1.44 to $47. The S&P/TSX composite index edged up 4.87 points to 12,466.12 after netting more than 250 points since Friday. The TSX Venture Exchange added 8.34 points to 1,312.34. The Canadian dollar came off Wednesday’s surge of almost a full cent, down 0.72 of a cent at 101.53 cents US. Google Inc. was also in focus, with its stock plunging eight per cent after its third-quarter earnings report was mistakenly released early. Google said it earned $2.18 billion, or $6.53 per share, during the three months ending in September. That compared with net income of $2.73 billion, or $8.33 per share, last year. Excluding one time items, earnings would have been $9.03 per share, missing expectations of $10.63 a share. Google shares were halted mid-afternoon to give traders a chance to digest the numbers and resumed trading about half an hour before the close. New York markets were weak amid mixed economic data and poorly-received earnings reports from investment bank Morgan Stanley and mobile phone maker Nokia. The Dow Jones industrials slipped 8.06 points to 13,548.94 as applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally-adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell slightly to 365,500, a level consistent with modest hiring. The slide in Google shares helped push the Nasdaq composite index down 31.25 points at 3,072.87 while the S&P 500 index was off 3.57 points to 1,457.34. In other economic news, the U.S. Conference Board said its index of leading indicators, pointing to future economic trends, rose 0.6 per cent in September after falling 0.4 per cent in August and rising 0.4 per cent in July. The strength in September came from a big jump in applications for building permits, which the government reported Wednesday had climbed to a four-year high that month. Commodity prices failed to find lift
from data showing that China’s economy grew 7.4 per cent from the year before in the three months ended in September, which was in line with economists’ expectations. That was slower than the second quarter’s 7.6 per cent growth but economists also pointed to quarter-on-quarter growth of 2.2 per cent, the biggest such gain in a year. While indicating that the world’s second-biggest economy is recovering, analysts said the showing also indicated that there is no need for the government to inject further stimulus. The mining sector led advancers even as December copper moved one cent lower at US$3.74 a pound following a five cent run-up Wednesday. The group was up 0.8 per cent and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) climbed 61 cents to C$32.05 and Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) ran up 13 cents to $2.91. The November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange slipped two cents to US$92.10 a barrel. EnCana Corp. (TSX:ECA) gained 86 cents to C$23.64 and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) rose 22 cents to $33.82 as the energy sector drifted 0.51 per cent higher. The financial sector was up 0.75 per cent as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) advanced 16 cents to $12.54 while Royal Bank (TSX:RY) climbed 56 cents to $58.75. The gold sector lost almost about 2.5 per cent as December bullion pulled back $8.30 to US$1,744.70 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 76 cents to C$38.37. Meanwhile, an EU summit that started Thursday is seeing leaders debate tightening financial integration and creating a banking union as well as dealing with the financial needs of Greece and Spain. Ahead of the meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed a proposal for a top European Union official to be given the power to veto member governments’ budgets in a bid to keep European countries from overspending in the future. On the earnings front, Morgan Stanley reported higher net income and revenue for the third quarter. Excluding an accounting charge, the bank earned $535 million for common shareholders in July to September, up from $39 million a year ago. Revenue rose 18 per cent to $7.5 billion after excluding the charge, which beat the $6.4 billion that analysts expected. Its shares were down 70 cents to US$17.79 after running up 22 per cent year to date prior to the release of the results. Nokia Corp. said Thursday that its third-quarter net loss widened to C969 million as revenue plunged 19 per cent and sales of its flagship Windows Phone fell under three million units. Investors had been expecting an even bigger drop in sales and its shares eased 14 cents to US$2.80. In other corporate developments, Telus Corp. will have a single class of shares after shareholders
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AUDIENCE: Building “If you focus on giving the audience you have the information they want, when and how they want it, they will build you the audience you want.” Businesses need to keep their messages short, he added, citing a Stanford University study that calculated the average attention span of a person between the ages of 18 and 45 at 2.7 seconds. “You have 2.7 seconds to reach a new customer for the first time,” said Shankman, equating this to approximately 140 characters — the maximum length of most mobile messaging texts. Accuracy and style are critical, he warned, noting how spelling or grammatical errors will undermine your message. “Bad writing will destroy your business; boring writing will destroy your business. Learn to communicate well.” Shankman also shared a communication strategy used by Barry Diller, the former CEO of Paramount Pictures. Diller would call 10 contacts every day — not to sell them anything but sim-
ply to stay in touch. That way, he was top of mind when they did need his services. Businesses can use the same technique to remain connected to their customers, said Shankman. “You want to be top of mind without being selling.” When you post something online, you never know who might see it or what the consequences will be, said Shankman.
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A humorous video about triathlon training that he posted attracted 30 views the first day and more than 50,000 the second. In between, Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong had tweeted about it to his followers. “You never know what you’re going to create, or what content is going to happen, or what person is going to take a picture of something you’ve created that’s going to blow up and go viral.” email@example.com
After 60 years, the print edition of Newsweek is coming to an end THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — There was a time when the newsweeklies set the agenda for the nation’s conversation — when Time and Newsweek would digest the events of the week and Americans would wait by their mailboxes to see what was on the covers. Those days have passed, and come the end of the year, the print edition of Newsweek will pass, too. Cause of death: The march of time. “The tempo of the news and the Web have completely overtaken the news magazines,” said Stephen G. Smith, editor of the Washington Examiner and the holder of an unprecedented newsweekly triple crown — nation editor at Time, editor of U.S. News and World Report, and executive editor of Newsweek from 1986 to 1991. Where once readers were content to sit back and wait for tempered accounts of domestic and foreign events, they now can find much of what they need almost instantaneously, on their smartphones. Where once advertisers had limited places to spend their dollars to
reach national audiences, they now have seemingly unlimited alternatives. So on Thursday, when Newsweek’s current owners announced they intended to halt print publication and expand the magazine’s Web presence, there was little surprise. But there was a good deal of nostalgia for what Smith called “the shared conversation that the nation used to have,” when the networks, the newsweeklies and a few national newspapers reigned. Before Newsweek, there was Time — the brainchild of Henry Luce and Briton Hadden. The first issue of the first newsweekly came out in 1923, and the formula, from the first, was to wrap up the week’s news and tie it with a bow, telling it with a singular voice. Newsweek — or as it was originally called, News-week — came along in 1933. The founding editor was Thomas Martyn. The first foreign editor of Time, he was Britishborn and had a single leg, having lost the other in World War I. His magazine sold
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OTTAWA — Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent is rejecting the final advice from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy to embrace a low-carbon economy. The federal advisory body lost its $5.2 million annual funding in the last budget and is using its last breath to promote a national environment-andenergy framework that would position Canada to become a global player in the burgeoning low-carbon world. But the key step in that strategy is to set a price on carbon and the federal government will not go down that path, a spokesman for Kent said Thursday. “The first essential condition for their plan to work is to impose carbon pricing,” spokesman Adam Sweet said in an email. “Unlike (Thomas) Mulcair’s NDP, we will not impose a jobkilling carbon tax that would increase the cost of gas, groceries and electricity.” He was repeating a mantra that is uttered daily by many Conservative MPs since September, despite the NDP’s insistence that it proposes a cap-and-trade market to control emissions similar to one proposed by the Conservatives in 2006 — and not a carbon tax. The federal government is already taking many initiatives towards a green economy, Sweet added. Kent has said the round table lost its budget because the information it produced was available elsewhere. But Foreign Affairs Minister John
Baird has also said the advisory body was chopped because it advocated a carbon tax. In fact, the round table has never called for a carbon tax per se, but has argued repeatedly that putting a price on carbon in some way would give businesses the certainty they need to plan ahead and invest accordingly. Many companies and business leaders agree. And several provinces are now forging ahead on their own, developing disparate carbon-pricing schemes that are not yet linked at a national level. Without a national carbon price, Canada can’t meet its full potential in a global economy that is increasingly focused on goods and services with small carbon footprints, said Robert Slater, interim chair of the round table. “The future is low carbon,” the body’s final report said. “Economies the world over are making the transition.” The report said Canada stands to gain from such a shift and should accept that it’s coming. “Canada will inevitably need to cut carbon emissions across traditional sectors of the economy,” the report said. After consulting with 150 experts and studying available data, the round table concluded that failure to act will cost the country dearly. Companies and governments will have to shell out $87 billion over the next 30 years, mainly because industry would be locking in an unacceptably high level of greenhouse gas emissions that will eventually have to be undone.
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“Joule thief” could be employed to enhance output. Understandably the aluminium can battery was unable to produce light until the advent of the LED as it produces a very small voltage of about ~0.5 V and current of ~1 mA. For the full particulars, consult your library, or website. Innumerable variations of this experiment and others are available. Let the inspiration flow. If common household items and experimentation can produce power, how much inspiration will it provide a young future scientist? Lorne Oja is an energy consultant, power engineer and a partner in a company that installs solar panels, wind turbines and energy control products in Central Alberta. He built his first off-grid home in 2003. His column appears every second Friday in the Advocate. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WASHINGTON — European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size. It is the type of planet they’ve been searching for across the Milky Way galaxy and they found it circling a star right next door — 25 trillion miles (40 trillion kilometres) away. But the Earth-like planet is so hot its surface may be like molten lava. Life cannot survive the 2,200 degree heat of the planet, so close to its star that it circles it every few days. The astronomers who found it say it’s likely there are other planets circling the same star, a little farther away where it may be cool enough for water and life. And those planets might fit the not-too-hot, nottoo-cold description sometimes call the Goldilocks Zone. That means that in the star system Alpha Centauri B, a just-right planet could be closer than astronomers had once imagined. It’s so close that from some southern places on Earth, you can see Alpha Centauri B in the night sky without a telescope.
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Science and innovation is not necessarily the sole domain of the academic. The backyard scientist, hobbyist, or home workshop type inventor are more active than ever before. The Internet is full of sites and online libraries that can provide a budding scientist/ inventor with the data and instructions for more things than it’s possible to imagine. From the very old technologies and laws developed by Newton and his contemporaries, to Einstein, Tesla, and Stephen Hawking — if it has been published, it is accessible. LORNE Energy storage is always a OJA topic of concern, whether it is the fuel in your car’s tank or the charge in your car battery when temperatures are -40C. Electric cars obviously need to have a source of storable power to allow them the mobility that defines a vehicle. One of the most energy dense batteries being considered by the transportation industry is the aluminum-air battery. It sounds technically advanced, when simplified; oxygen reacts with aluminium and creates a current. However, when the aluminum is used up, the battery is finished, completely. While scientists explore ways around all the technical complications, backyard science has found other uses for this electrochemical reaction. Every day, we hold in our hands the humble aluminium can, and every day many are just thrown into a landfill. Being one of modern civilization’s prime vessels of conveyance, millions of aluminum cans are used to transport soft drinks and beer. Using some imagination and the application of some very simple technology, we can use this can to run an LED light. We won’t go into a lot of detail here, but the basic idea is to cut the bottom of the can at about the oneinch mark, cut a sponge to fit inside, add salt water, strategically place a metal screen on the sponge and some finely crushed charcoal on top of that. With alligator clips, hook the leads for your LED to the metal screening and to the side of the aluminum can and, voila, you produce light using the reaction of the oxygen in ambient air and aluminium metal to generate free electrons. If the LED does not illuminate, reverse the leads — LEDs being diodes, they only let current flow in one direction. As well, make sure it is rated for 0.5 volts; larger LEDs require more power. A number of cans could be linked together in series parallel, to produce more voltage and current to run larger loads. Or a
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Gift inspires new line SCARF FOR DAUGHTER GAVE DESIGNER LINDA LUNDSTROM A WHOLE NEW LIFE IN FASHION
TORONTO — When Linda Lundstrom crafted a leather scarf for her eldest daughter, she simply regarded the gesture as a birthday present for her child — unaware of the gift it would bring to the designer herself. “She’s in-the-know about what’s coming in fashion,” Lundstrom said of Mosha Lundstrom Halbert, a contributing editor at Flare. “She opened it up — and I’ll never forget this — and she looked at me and said: ‘Mom, how did you know that leather scarves are really going to be really important?’ And I went: ‘I had no idea. “I live in ... a log cabin, I don’t read fashion magazines, I don’t know what’s going on in fashion — I just made this for you.’ She said: ‘Mom, this is fabulous.”’ It wasn’t that long ago that Lundstrom had thought she her designing days were over. Three years ago, she parted ways with the investment company who purchased her brand after she filed for bankruptcy protection. Soon after, the longtime Canadian designer decided to trade city living in Toronto for her beloved 60-year-old cabin in the country. Lundstrom said she was totally happy teaching and helping other people with their businesses, along with some freelance design work. But she admits she still had the urge to create items, and would head to her cabin studio to do so for herself. “I guess all that desire to create was pent up in me and (Mosha) set me off.” The newly launched L designed by Linda Lundstrom features leather and fur accessories handcrafted in Canada. Items in the collection include leather rings, wrist cuffs and duster vests, with pieces bearing an “L” insignia handpainted by the designer. The range of furs include indigo-dyed red fox and sheared beaver shawl collars. Lundstrom said she left all the natural edges and parts of the skin that other companies throw away to create additional accessories. She said the line will appeal to those who appreciate the technique she’s used, which she describes as a “rough around the edge” design approach. “There’s a certain type of person whose style is very tailored and very structured and very corporate in everything and they only wear real jewelry and there’s a hardness. And I’m looking for people who appreciate softness and irregularity and asymmetry.” She launched her original company in 1974, where she earned acclaim for the label’s signature Laparka wool coats. By the end of 2006, Lundstrom had produced 150,000 of the iconic coats in more than 130 different colours in up to 30 different motifs in collaboration with First Nations artists. She filed for bankruptcy protection in 2008, citing significant business reversals in 2007, compounded by a high loonie. Eleventh Floor Apparel purchased the rights to the designer’s name, assets and the manufacturing plant of Lundstrom’s former company. She signed on as chief creative officer but departed from her design role in 2009. Lundstrom said losing the business was “a gift,” adding that she’s happier and healthier today. But the pain endured during the process remains palpable. “That company was
my baby,” she said. “My first employee was still with me 35 years later. I built it from that two-bedroom apartment into this multi-million dollar company with 400 retailers and I had my own three stores and I loved it. I loved the community. “We produced great things and I had wonderful retailers all over North America and sales Photos by THE CANADIAN PRESS agents. But it was a big machine. And Canadian fashion designer Linda Lundstrom poses in Toronto. when I went bank- Lundstrom was showing her new fur and leather collection. rupt, I just didn’t Right: Part of Lundstrom’s new fur and leather collection have anything else to give. I had nothprayers because she need- part of me that was just deing else to give. I had put everything into that com- ed a break, adding that she signing, designing, designing was operating at a “very high — like a designing machine. pany.” Lundstrom said the pur- pace” and shouldering a lot And to tell you the truth, I was making things because I chase of the brand was, in of responsibilities. “I went back to a very had to, not because I particua way, an answer to her simple life and I shut off that larly loved them.”
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Account of plane crash special to Albertans
BOOK REVIEW Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed The Lives Of a Pilot, A Politician, A Criminal and A Cop by Carol Shaben Pub Random House Canada Many Albertans will remember a deadly plane crash on October 19, 1984, that killed six of the 10 passengers, among them the leader of the NDP party of Alberta, Grant Notley. Here finally is the story of that dreadful accident told by the daughter of one of the survivors, Larry Shaben. Wapiti Flight 402 flown by Eric Vogel took off from Edmonton, full of fuel and approximately 200 kilograms overweight. They were late leaving Edmonton, and the weather conditions were terrible. Eric was 24 years old, fairly experienced but very tired, having flown many flights back to back. The 10-passenger Piper Navajo Chieftain was full and there was no copilot. The pilot knew that the landing in High Prairie was very problematic with a low cloud ceiling and he let the passengers know they might have to land in Peace River instead. He began the flight with trepidation, and an understanding that the company expected him to “just make the best of it.” There was some excitement in the terminal when an RCMP Constable, Scott Deschamps requested first boarding for himself and the prisoner in his custody, Paul Archambault. They sat well back, and against regulations, the Cop removed his prisoner’s handcuffs Other passengers, were four men and two women heading home. Larry Shaben, Member of the Alberta Legislature took this flight home often, usually he sat in the co-pilots seat, this night he moved back in the plane. The story of the flight and the crash is well told; the seeming inevitability of an accident is very frightening. When the plane went down, it turned over and landed belly up, with terrible results. The story of survival that follows is miraculous. Only four people walked away from the plane. They survived, with a lot of help from Paul Archambault. The lives of these four survivors were changed forever. Each one experiencing the shock in their own way. The pilot, heavy with guilt, the politician almost blind without his glasses, broken in the crash. The cop, looking at his life in a new way. The prisoner who had lived through many tough situations, as usual rolling with the punches.
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They were down in heavy bush in the Swan Hills. They question; Does their beacon work? How long before anyone comes? It’s very cold. Rescue is a matter of record. The stories of these four men after the accident are also worth hearing. The author found that they really wanted to talk and tell how it was, in fact they had been waiting all these years to tell it. At the 20-year anniversary of the accident, the three remaining men had a reunion. Having been together through such a time, they had become close friends. This story is special to Albertans, it’s heartrending in many ways but an important book. Peggy Freeman is a freelance Red Deer columnist.
With his new book, Leonardo and the Last Supper, Saskatchewan-born author and art historian Ross King says he “wanted to part the curtains of myth” surrounding the painter and his influential mural. One of those myths is that the same model served as both Christ and Judas for Leonardo da Vinci’s late 15th century work, which is in the refectory of the Santa Maria della Grazie convent in Milan. “That story is patently false, it was an invention of the late 19th century,” King, whose book is shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award, said in a recent phone interview. “I wanted to look at the story that Leonardo didn’t show Christ’s face in focus, or he didn’t finish painting the face because he didn’t believe that he had the capability to capture the divine. That story is also not true.” Ross also writes that the beardless, long-haired figure to Christ’s right is the apostle John, not Mary Magdalene, as is often purported. “It’s just such an appealing story. People want it to be true, because in some ways it’s a nice story,” said Ross, noting he gets asked about the Mary Magdalene speculation “all the time” when he gives lectures on the painting. “Mary Magdalene does appear in other versions of the Last Supper by people like Fra Angelico, and so it wouldn’t necessarily be
heretical or anything like that had Leonardo included her there. But sadly, that’s not her, that is St. John. “And the position of the hands, the way he is leaning over to listen to what Peter is asking, all of that is coming straight out of the Bible and straight out of the way everyone else portrayed St. John as well.” King also aimed to uncover stories that were true and equally interesting, such as who served as the models for the apostles in the painting. One of his theories is that da Vinci created his self-portrait once or possibly even twice in the work. “Self-portraiture in fresos was a very venerable, tried and trusted method,” explained Ross, who grew up in North Portal, Sask., and now lives in Woodstock, England. “Many painters looking for a model would look in a mirror to find one.” Leonardo and the Last Supper (Bond Street Books) also runs down the life and times of the Renaissance man, focusing on his early 40s when the Tuscan moved to Milan to reinvent himself. Feeling he was in his twilight years (life expectancy for a man in Italy back then was 40) and that he might not ever achieve a masterpiece in the art world, da Vinci wanted to pursue his love of mechanics and engineering. “He wanted to create a masterpiece, he just didn’t want it to be in painting,” said Ross, noting da Vinci had many skills and “didn’t
think of himself first and foremost as a painter.” “In fact, one of his friends observing him said that whenever Leonardo should have been painting he was working on geometry, architecture and anatomy, and it was in fields like that — and I think especially architecture, and maybe also military engineering — that he wanted to make his mark on the world.” He also became a court jester of sorts, entertaining audiences with magic tricks and jokes, and created sets in the theatre. But that changed when, after a commission to build a bronze horse sculpture for the ruler of Milan didn’t pan out, da Vinci was asked to create what became “The Last Supper.” Ross’s book details the process behind the creation of the mural, from the sketching, to the building of scaffolding, to the plastering and the type of paint and tools he used. It also speculates on why da Vinci positioned the figures the way he did, why he made them gesture the way they do, and how his vegetarian diet influenced the food featured in the painting. Ross won a 2006 Governor General’s Award for the French Impressionism book The Judgment of Paris and was shortlisted for last year’s Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven. The winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards will be announced Nov. 13 in Montreal.
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Treehouse Youth Theatre actors warm up before a rehearsal at the Scott Block: giving young people skills, confidence and a sense of belonging for 25 years.
Treehouse shaping futures 25 year on BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Ponoka teacher Airyn Street has no trouble reflecting on her formative years with Tree House Youth Theatre in Red Deer. Street went from starring as Dorothy in an early Tree House production of Wizard of Oz to directing the musical nearly two decades later with her drama students from Ponoka Composite High School. “Everything I did at Tree House, I still do today. . . . It’s shaped my whole future and made me what I am,” she said. Given the group’s influence on her life, nothing could keep Street away from an alumni reunion held on the threshold of Tree House’s 25th anniversary season in 2013. A drop-by open house is being organized for Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Scott Block in Red Deer. All present and former Tree House youth, parents and volunteers are invited to get reacquainted at the wine and cheese reception. Street said, “A lot of my friends from Tree House I still Facebook with. It’ll be nice to see all of them face-to-face again. We’re like a big family.” Artistic director Matt Gould hopes to see many familiar faces at the 5 to 7 p.m. event — and he also hopes the alumni bring memories and memorabilia to share. Tree House Youth Theatre was formed as a nonprofit in 1988 by former Red Deer College theatre
instructor Richard O’Brien as a way of encouraging the theatrical talents of young people. For the first few years, it was run as a summer program, with rehearsals in church halls and productions running at RDC, said Gould. Then the season grew into a year-round one with two or three plays now staged annually at the Scott Block in downtown Red Deer, where the group also meets for classes and rehearsals. Audiences over the years have been able to see some 40 productions, including You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Magic Toy Shop, Alice in Wonderland, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, The Wind in the Willows and, more recently, Grimms’ Tales, Sleeping Beauty and Last Known Position — an original play written by Gould and his young actors about a group of kids stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash. “Last Known Position was a game-changer,” said Gould, who believes the gritty tale that required cast members to dig deep into their emotions raised the bar on what the young actors believed they were capable of creating on stage. Since becoming artistic director in 2007, Gould has continued to run Tree House with the goal of fostering skills development. But something more intrinsic happens as well. Gould said the “democratic, collective experience” of taking part in Tree House productions provides a refuge for many artistic teenagers who don’t fit in with the main peer groups at school.
At Tree House, there are no divas but neither are there outcasts. “Everybody is important here,” said Gould, who takes his role model position very seriously. “The more I know these kids and the stronger the bond is, the greater the responsibility is.” He added that some students have confided “this is the only place where they feel genuinely connected, at ease and comfortable.” That makes Gould feel that Tree House provides a much-needed safety net — “and that’s core for me. A lot of kids I see really, really come out of their shells.” One Tree House youth went on to do such a fantastic job at a school event that Gould told him, “‘Holy smokes, you are so at ease with the mike and the audience.’ He responded, ‘That’s all Tree House.’ “Our kids take what they learn here (the self-assurance and stage presence) outside our context, and carry it over into the outside world.” This fall, Tree House actors are putting on the Winter Wonderland Christmas Party at the Scott Block on Nov. 30, Dec. 1,7 and 8. Gould hopes local corporations will book $200 tables for 10 for their business Christmas parties. Refreshments, snacks and seasonal entertainment will be provided. Individual seats are also available for $20. Starting in January, the theatre group that caters to 12-to-18-year-olds will also include classes for nine-to-11-year-olds. For more information about the reunion, classes, or Winter Wonderland bookings, call 403-986-0631. email@example.com
Argo mixes excitement, embellishment Argo Two and a half stars (out of four) Rate 14A Only in Hollywood would a classic Hollywood ending be deemed insufficiently enthralling and in need of embellishment. Ben Affleck’s thriller Argo does exactly this. It revisits the well-told 1980 “Canadian Caper” rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Iran and declares it was really a covert American CIA operation all along, one with Tinseltown glitter and car chases. Argo brazenly goes there with style, wit and a good deal of excitement. The film is a whopper of a tale, one dePETER signed for Oscar nominations, HOWELL Best Picture and Best Director among them. The enthusiasm is understandable. Affleck really ups his game here in his third go behind the lens, establishing mood, pace and character as surely as the 1970s directors he carefully emulates. Argo is great entertainment. Does it matter that Affleck’s movie, and Chris Terrio’s script, bear about as much resemblance to the real story as a Twizzler does to a strawberry? Perhaps not, if the crunch of your popcorn can drown out the sound of discarded facts swirling the drain, as so often happens when Hollywood meets history. Ken Taylor, Canada’s ambassador to Iran in 1980 and the man long credited for the success of the audacious Canadian Caper, said recently in several newspapers that Argo is the “Hollywood play time” version of events. The film elevates and exaggerates a minor part of the rescue plan, the concocting of a cover story that the six diplomats were Canadian filmmakers scout-
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Ben Affleck directs and stars in the thriller Argo: the Canadian role is downgraded in this film. ing Iranian locations for their “Star Wars rip-off” that gives Affleck’s thriller its title. CIA “exfiltration expert” Tony Mendez created the movie ruse months after the six diplomats fled the invaded U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where Iranian dissidents were holding dozens of other Americans hostage.
Affleck plays Mendez in Argo, and he’s deemed to be the MVP of the caper. Taylor (Victor Garber) is downgraded to concierge, chauffeur and dispenser of fine Scotch, a good Canadian meekly assisting his American betters.
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ARGO: Fiction Mendez conscripts two Hollywood veterans — makeup wizard John Chambers (John Goodman) and producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin) — to help him create a sci-fi film scenario that would stand up to scrutiny by Iranian authorities. It’s deemed the “best bad idea” among a number of risky rescue plans. Goodman and Arkin have Argo’s best lines as they gleefully skewer Hollywood’s eagerness to fake sincerity and reality. Whenever they appear on the screen for their comic-relief turns, Argo turns into a cross between Wag the Dog and The Producers. Funny how this goes. Affleck takes pains to make small details believable. Much of Argo was shot on location in Istanbul, the safest Tehran lookalike. The disco-era clothes, haircuts and glasses are authentically awful, and for once the soundtrack tunes — which including songs by Led Zeppelin and Dire Straits — aren’t woefully anachronistic. Even the font used for the Argo title is era appropriate. And the film stays mainly true to the historical record in the early going. Affleck effectively recreates the 1979 capture of the U.S. Embassy by dissident students, who were angry that the Americans had granted New York asylum to the deposed Shah of Iran, hated and ailing. The six U.S. diplomats who escape through a back door find safety at the Canadian Embassy, after being turned away by other countries. But then “69 Days Later” appears on the screen, and the Hollywood play time Taylor speaks of really kicks in.
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This photo, released by the Italian Carabinieri, shows a statue head believed to be of the mother of Roman emperor Nero — artwork that was stolen more than two decades ago from the ruins of Pompeii. The announcement on Thursday from the Carabinieri in the northern Italian city of Piacenza said a professional art trafficker had tried to sell the work but it was too well known to attract buyers. Nero’s mother, Agrippina the Younger, has been described as a ruthless, beautiful woman who in some historical accounts is said to have been killed by her own son in AD 59. Twenty years later, in AD 79, the city of Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption from nearby Mount Vesuvius. of $300 million in works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston — the largest single property theft From this point on, as a bearded and bossy Affleck takes charge — under the indulgent command of his CIA superior, well played by Bryan Cranston — Argo becomes almost total fiction. The third act is chock full of thriller clichés, including suspicious passport control officers, miracle computer file transfers (and this is 1980!) and airport tarmac chases. They all do what they’re supposed to do, just like a Big Mac sliding down your throat. The film, alas, is also full of regrettable stereotypes. Every Iranian, save the Taylors’ noble housekeeper, is depicted as swarthy, shifty and dangerous. Affleck also can’t resist a quick shot of women in hijabs eating Kentucky Fried Chicken, for an “aha!” moment of hypocritical Iranians embracing American culture. Should we expect anything else from Hollywood, which is in the business of distorting the truth to sell as escapism? Affleck has learned his lessons well. He transforms the Canadian Caper into an exciting American con job, with a Hollywood ending better than the real-life Hollywood ending, truth be damned. He’s mindful of that famous quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Argo’s legend will be taken as fact by many people, Canadians among them. But Affleck has at least changed an offensive postscript, seen at the film’s TIFF premiere, which implied that Canada and Taylor had taken false credit for the rescue. Pass the popcorn, and for anybody who still wants to quibble over the historical details, Affleck’s film has a catchphrase for you: “Argo f--- yourself!”
ever. The case is unsolved and none of the 12 paintings has been recovered. “It’s easy to steal artwork, and that’s
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PARIS — The burglars dashed out the back door with seven masterworks, then sped on screeching tires into the night. Now comes the hard part: The thieves have to unload the paintings, instantly recognizable pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Monet worth millions. If the thieves who robbed Rotterdam’s Kunsthal exhibition this week don’t have a plan, the stolen art could quickly become a burden. Paintings, sculptures and other cultural treasures can be hard to match with a buyer willing to overlook questionable provenance. Just ask the trafficker who lucklessly tried for 20 years to sell a statue head of Nero’s mother stolen from Pompeii before its recovery was announced on Thursday. But, experts say for criminals with connections, it’s a low-risk, high-reward job, especially for lesser known pieces. Art theft is the third most lucrative crime in the world, after drugs and illicit arms sales, according to Interpol and the FBI. Films glamorize it, and the punishment for those who are caught is too light to be much of a deterrent. Stolen art disappears into the underworld quickly. Much of it is never found. Paintings have been buried, stashed in storage units, given as gifts to the unwitting, traded for drugs, held for ransom, hung on the walls of criminals, and sold on eBay. Straight cash transactions appear to be rare — at least for high-profile thefts like the one in Rotterdam. Anyone legitimate enough to demand where a painting came from is going to come across it in news stories and databases of stolen artwork. “We either see artwork being recovered very quickly after the theft or decades later, very little in-between,” said Chris Marinello, executive director of the Art Loss Register, whose job it is to track stolen art after the police trail has run cold. But it’s been 22 years since the theft
why you see it happen, but it’s not easy to sell it. You steal a car, you steal a watch, there’s a market for that. You steal a Rembrandt, you steal a Picasso . It’s too recognizable,” said Geoffrey Kelly, the FBI agent leading the Gardner investigation. That means many stolen works end up getting dumped. Five works stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2010 may be gone forever. According to one French report, the thieves couldn’t quickly resell the works and their fence panicked after a series of arrests, destroying the canvases and throwing away the remains — a Picasso, a Braque, a Modigliani, a Matisse and a Leger. In another case, Marinello said, a British woman whose boarder gave her a painting years before contacted him to determine its worth, only to learn it was stolen. She was innocent, an unwitting victim of someone who couldn’t unload his loot. And in Ireland, IRA thieves plundered the art collection of Sir Alfred Beit in the 1970s, demanding ransom and freedom for political prisoners. Their demands weren’t met and the works were found in the trunk of a car. Beit’s collection was stolen again in 1986. This time, the thief buried 11 paintings while trying to sell them. He eventually traded two for drugs and stashed one behind a couch before the collection was recovered. Then there is “The Scream,” one of two Edvard Munch masterpieces stolen from an Oslo museum in 2004 and recovered in 2006. Police have never offered details on the painting’s whereabouts for those two years, but by the time they were found, they had sustained water damage and tears. Not a sign of a theft commissioned by a connoisseur. Despite the complications of fencing stolen art, it clearly can be done, especially by thieves with connections. Estimates range from $6 billion to $9 billion in global sales — a sign of both how lucrative the market is and how little known.
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Beyond the Looking Glass: Photographs by Roberta Murray is on exhibit in the Kiwanis Gallery at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Library. Murray uses her camera to explore the spaces where truth and fiction, dreams and nightmares blur. Her images of dolls, fairgrounds are deliberately manipulated to creat atmospheric “stories” that can either be interpreted as creepy or serene. The photographs will be on display until Nov. 25 with an artist reception held on First Friday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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TORONTO — Years after ditching class for Degrassi, Toronto rapper Drake says he’s finally finished high school. The actor-turned-rapper, who turns 26 next week, tweeted Wednesday that he had met all the requirements to secure his diploma. He originally dropped out to pursue a role on the drama Degrassi: The Next Generation. He ultimately figured into well over 100 episodes of the popular teen soap from 2001-08. In announcing the news, Drake thanked teacher Kim Janzen for working “tirelessly” with him the past five months as he wrapped up his highschool education. “97 per cent on my final exam. 88 per cent in the course,” he wrote. “One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!”
● Slumland Theatre hosts Canadian pop band Take Me To The Pilot on Nov. 2. ● The Hideout welcomes Jimmy Rankin, Dec. 9. ● The Club presents Madchild on Nov. 15. ● Enmax Centrium will host The Tragically Hip with special guests the Arkells on Jan. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. All ages show. Tickets go on sale today from Livenation.com, Ticketmaster, and Rogers Wireless Box Office, and Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. ● The Vat welcomes Halifax-based rockers The Stanfields tonight promoting their album Death and Taxes. Next is Bill Bourne on Nov. 7 singing songs of his new album, Songs WON’T BACK DOWN PG From A Gypsy Caravan. 12:55, 3:40, 6:55, 9:35 ● Red Deer College THE CAMPAIGN 14A Sexual Content, Coarse presents Bill Bourne on Crude, Language 1:30, 4:00, 9:50 Dec. 20. PARANORMAN 3D PG vs ● Red Deer Memo- Not recommended for young Children. Frightening scenes. 1:20, 3:55 rial Centre features Colin PARANORMAN 2D PG James with special guest Not recommended for young Children. Frightening scenes. 7:20 Liam Titcomb on Nov. 14. LAWLESS 14A Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Nudity, Brutal Violence, Coarse Language 12:55, 3:30, 7:00, 9:40 and the show starts at 7:30 Friday, Oct. 19 POSSESSION 14A p.m. Tickets on sale from THE Frightening Scenes. Not recommended 10:00 7:30 pm Black Knight Inn at 403- for Children G 755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793, ICE AGE 4 3D Magnetic Schedule Night 4:00, 7:25 www.blackknightinn.ca, ICE AGE 4 2D G 1:25 or Livenation.com or Rog14A ers Wireless Box Office. DARK KNIGHT RISES 3:55, 650, 9:25 This is an all ages show EXPENDABLES 2 14A 7:05 with reserved seating. G Tickets cost $49.50 (plus BRAVE 3D 1:15, 7:15 vs FMF and service charges). BRAVE 2D G 3:45 Then on Nov. 18 see Just ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY For Laughs Comedy Tour THE GREEN G 1:05, 3:35 Relationship Edition. The Tuesday, Oct. 23 HOPE SPRINGS 14A show starts at 7 p.m. with 1:10, 7:15 the ticket sales from Black BOURNE LEGACY 14A 7:00 pm 9:35 Knight Inn. Tickets cost Violence TED 18A Ultimate Fan Contest $39.50 (taxes included plus Crude content, substance abuse 10:00 applicable charges). MAGIC MIKE 14A content, nudity, coarse Enmax Centrium To have your establish- Sexual language, substance abuse 9:45 ment’s live bands includ- www.carnivalcinemas.net Tickets at ticketmaster ed in this space, fax a list 5402-47 St. Red Deer 1.855.985.5000 MOVIE LINE 346-1300 to Club Dates by 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 403-341-6560 or email editorial@redGALAXY CINEMAS RED DEER deeradvocate.com. 357-37400 HWY 2, RED DEER COUNTY 403-348-2357
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Fur Trade, 1779-1821 continues to Dec. 9. This travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization traces the span of the North West Company from its formation in 1779 to the amalgamation with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821 through maps, documents and artifacts. Phone 403309-8405. ● In the Blink of a Smile by Red Deer artist Andrea Simpson will be open at Harris-Warke Gallery located in the Sunworks store until Oct. 20. Works consist of some glass pieces as well as canvas pieces. Phone 403-597-9788. ● 100 Years of Struggle: 100 Years of Solidarity is now open at the Discovery Studio
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RED DEER GALLERIES ● Beyond the Looking Glass: Photographs by Roberta Murray will be on display at Kiwanis Gallery from Oct. 17 to Nov. 25. The works explore a place where dreams and nightmares exist together and the distinction between truth and fiction becomes blurred. ● Alberta Art and Drafting Supplies staff exhibit will he shown at the Velvet Olive until Oct. 31. ● Filtered by Paul Boultbee is open at Café Pichilingue for the month of Oct. ● Michener Art Divas show and sale by Michelle Imesan, Alexa Sheperd, and Donna Flasch is featured at The Hub on Ross Gallery during Oct. ● Profit and Ambition: The Canadian
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1984 — Grant Notley is killed in an plane crash near High Prairie. The Alberta NDP leader was first elected to the legislature in 1971 and served as a oneman caucus for 11 years. In 1982, he became leader of the opposition when a second NDP member was elected.
1970 — Police discover the FLQ hideout where Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte was hidden, and then murdered. 1966 — Canada signs a 10-year deal with Britain for delivery of Canadian uranium oxide. 1960 — Canada and the U.S. sign agreement to build joint Columbia River project for hydro power and flood control.
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HELPING HAND Water birds, like this hooded merganser, are found floundering on or beside roads during migrations. They have mistakenly taken the road for water and have crash landed onto solid ground. They can easily be saved by removing them to a large open water body. Photo contributed by D MURRAY MACKAY
Friday, October 19 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Chris Kattan, 42; Jon Favreau, 46; John Lithgow, 67 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon continues its course through jovial Sagittarius. A challenging aspect with Venus, the planet of love, will make us feel a bit more vulnerable and indecisive today. Familiarity and pleasure do not blend well. Fortunately, with some support from the Sun, our gut instincts will help us see things more clearly and ASTRO alleviate any ongoing perplexity. DOYNA HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You have a very keen memory. Your speech is articulate and words flow out nicely. People find you an interesting person to hang out with. The upcoming year will teach you to evolve as a person due to your curiosity and drive for new experiences. Instability will cause you to be moodier than usual. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You seem to be debatable. Others might say you are provocative. In reality, all you want is the truth and you are optimistically searching for its meaning. Exercise humbleness and do not over-indulge in instilled doctrines. Don’t stretch out your limits. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are not certain what you want anymore. Issues within a certain love partnership may stress you out and wonder whether the two of you do form a unit. You are questioning your worth and value, which gives you, only more mixed emotions. Do some thorough soul-searching. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You don’t feel like being by yourself today. You need to relate to someone. Even though your work will be waiting for you, you are in a light-hearted mood today. Your curiosity and hunger for knowledge makes you a very resourceful person. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are moody and you seem to not accept unfamiliarity too well. Do not let things get too close to heart as you might experience digestion problems due to your constant worrying. Your inner piece can be found in the comfort of your own home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your ruler, the Sun, is receiving only positive vibes today. No matter what you will be doing today, you bear the right determination along with a good vision of where you’re heading in life. You attract golden opportunities that will contribute to a more mature self. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Tension might be present at home. Your professional life might require some adjustments from your part if you want to compromise with your family needs. Perhaps you are not fully present due to career responsibilities, which are holding you back from the domestic scene. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s a time when you prefer to keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. Nobody seems to agree with what you have to say anyways. Spend some time accomplishing your habitual tasks and run some errands you have been procrastinating. It will keep your mind busy. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Overindulging in any physical pleasure or whatever appeals to your five senses, should be cautiously exercised today. You are too eager and willing to explore your limits that you forget your practical side. Rely on your keen intuition. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Proving to others that you are righteous might not sound healthy. Do not abuse of the trust that others have in you and do not prove others wrong. Your energies are not well channelled today, therefore, exercise some patience and avoid being too upfront. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll be in your zone throughout most of the day, finishing up some business. You have yet to complete a few tasks, but you’ll reappear in the evening hours. A hardworking week has to be celebrated. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Aquarius has always been known for its progressive nature. Especially now, trust your envisioned future. Act upon your desires fearlessly. The only drawback might occur if you mix logic with emotion. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have never thought this possible, but you’re dreaming the possible dream. Your emotional needs are in tune with your long-term acquired knowledge. Perhaps you’ve found your vocation somewhere where an undisclosed journey awaits for you. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.
Boyfriend needs oasis of peace Dear Annie: Your column is the his daughter’s words or actions. first page I turn to in the news- Allowing him to vent gives him a paper. I now have a problem and release valve for his pain, which hope you can help. is probably the most helpful thing My boyfriend, “John,” and I you can do right now. Sarah needs have been together for five years. to grow up, and that takes longer We have a wonderful for some people than for relationship. He loves others. my three young chilYou also can reasdren, and they adore sure John that he’s a him. great guy, and that SarJohn also has a ah is simply having a grown daughter, “Sarhard time adjusting to ah,” whom he raised his current situation. as a single father. SarHer behavior is a way ah is now 27 and has of seeking his undivided two young children attention. from two different Try to make your fathers. Her kids are presence in his life an slightly younger than oasis of peace. MITCHELL mine. Dear Annie: My boySarah is resentful friend of two years as& SUGAR and jealous of the resured me that my new lationship John has smart-phone plan would with my children. allow me to use all of The only time John the same services I get hears from her is when she needs at home while I am travelling. So help, and we have given it, emo- on a recent trip, I used it as I nortionally and financially. We even mally would. took her in for a few months and Upon returning home, I was cared for the children. faced with a bill for more than Sarah recently mentioned that $200. He admits he misread the she was diagnosed with bipolar phone’s website information, but disease, but we have no idea what feels no obligation to pay even type of treatment (if any) she is half of my bill. receiving. I think it would be the honourWhat is the best way to handle able thing to do, especially since Sarah? How do I keep my boy- he makes three times what I do. friend from being hurt every time What do you think? — Disappointshe calls? — Concerned Girlfriend ed Dear Concerned: You cannot Dear Disappointed: Yes, it prevent John from being hurt by would be honourable for him to
offer to pay a portion of your bill since you used it on his advice, and you can ask him. It doesn’t speak well for his character that he would hang you out to dry. But it’s your phone. You are ultimately responsible for understanding the costs involved. Consider it an expensive lesson in learning to double-check the facts. Dear Annie: Your advice to “In the Middle” was dead on. Her husband will never nag or shame their daughter into losing weight. I speak from experience. My late father (an underweight picky eater) nagged, harangued and shamed me about my weight for most of my life. Not only did it reinforce my feelings of worthlessness, but it also made me angry and motivated me to eat in secret for comfort. “Middle’s” daughter has to control her own life, regardless of whether Dad agrees with her choices or not. I wonder why Dad has so much trouble having an overweight child. I’m now 53 and still overweight. I’m trying to eat more healthfully, but it’s a tremendous struggle to ignore a lifetime of negativity from Dad. The less Mom supports him or argues with him the better. — Been There, Done That Please email your questions to email@example.com, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
Community Education Forum Managing Arthritis: Your Path to Wellness Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch 4818 - 49 Street, Red Deer
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Janice Kadogan Occupational Therapist Alberta Health Services
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007 not stirred by 3-D, producers say no plans for a three-dimensional Bond NEW YORK â€” Celebrating his 50th birthday, James Bond has been learning some new tricks â€” but 3-D isnâ€™t one of them. Producers of the spy franchise say they have no interest in a making a Bond film in 3-D. The upcoming Skyfall is the first Bond film to be released since Avatar made 3-D a common and often lucrative practice for blockbusters. â€œ3-D is fantastic for the right material, but weâ€™re not sure Bond is the right way to go,â€? said Skyfall producer Barbara Broccoli in a recent interview. â€œWith our movies, thereâ€™s a lot of challenges to 3-D, particularly when youâ€™ve got a lot of action and a lot
of quick cutting.â€? Broccoli and her half-brother Michael G. Wilson have shepherded the last seven Bond films, preserving the franchise as a family business. Skyfall, which premieres next week in the U.K. and opens Nov. 9 in the U.S., follows 2008â€™s Quantum of Solace â€” released a year before James Cameronâ€™s 3-D epic. â€œIt has to be right for our story,â€? said Broccoli. â€œUnless you can do something as well as (Avatar), itâ€™s probably not worth looking at.â€? Wilson said there has been interest in converting some of the old Bond films into 3-D, which he called â€œmore of a novelty.â€? Shooting in 3-D, which requires larger cameras, can be cumbersome, and quick action shots can be awkward because viewersâ€™ eyes donâ€™t adjust rapidly enough. But 3-D, for which higher ticket prices are charged, can also bring in more box office. Bond films, more classical in their 2-D, go for spectacle instead with IMAX. Skyfall will be released a day early, Nov. 8, in North America. Broccoli left the door open for things to change. Daniel Craig is signed for at least two more Bond films, which will be the 24th and 25th in the franchise. Neither is currently being planned in 3-D.
Academy raises $100M for first major American film museum LOS ANGELES â€” The film academy says it has raised $100 million toward the construction of its new museum and is revealing its design concept for the non-profit facility. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the first major American museum dedicated to film will occupy the historic May Company Wilshire building in Los Angeles. The design of architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali restores the street-front facades of the 1938 building and will include a new modern movie theatre. Academy officials say the 300,000-square-foot museum will open in 2016. The organization plans to raise another $150 million to support the new museum. The initial $100 million came from private donations from film studios, corporations, entertainmentindustry guilds and individuals such as Tom Hanks, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bob Iger, John Lasseter and others.
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