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Expansion may cause overload, say Pine Lake residents PROPOSAL FOR 380 MORE HOMES DRAWS STRONG OPPOSTION BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A proposal to build up to 380 homes on Pine Lake is making waves among local residents. At least 20 objections to the plan have been filed with Red Deer County by local residents alarmed at the prospect of adding hundreds of newcomers and their boats to the lake. Don Nielsen is among those who objected to the South West Pine Lake Local Area Structure Plan because he believes the development is just too big. “If there were 20 houses across the way, I don’t think anyone would object,” he said. Many who live around the lake feel capacity has already been reached. He points to an Alberta Environment study that suggests 10 acres of water per motorized boat provides a good safety margin. Sylvan Lake has 49 acres of water per boat, but on Pine Lake only 6.4 acres is available. In his objection, Nielsen cited environmental, health and safety concerns. Those issues have not been addressed adequately by the county or developer, he said. Blue-green algae was already a problem at the lake this past summer. “Now, they’re putting in more development, which in turn causes more nutrients to go into the lake, which causes more blue-green algae.” The plan outlines a development that could include 110 cottage, 95 single-family, 92 multifamily and 83 mixed-use lots on 126 acres at the south end of the lake. Also proposed is a manufactured pond with its own beach, a lakeside trail with viewpoints and a boat launch for non-motorized craft. Lorne Olmstead has owned property on the lake since 1957 and lived there since 1990. He too has problems with the scale of the development.
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Alberta Health Services registered nurses Laura Phillips, left, and Kara Utri set up a minimally invasive laparoscopy system in an operating theatre at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Funding from the Festival of Trees in 2011 funded the purchase of the machines.
Festival of Trees aims to raise more than $1 million BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The 19th edition of the Festival of Trees continues to work its Christmas magic. Ticket sales are approaching near sell-outs for several of the festival’s most popular events including Breakfast with Santa and Festival of Wines. Mistletoe Magic, the father and daughter dance, sold out within minutes after tickets went on sale on Oct. 1. Alaine Martin, project manger, said this year’s festival is less than a month away and it’s shaping up to be a solid one. “There’s going to be some new stuff but a lot of
the favourites will still be there,” said Martin. The festival kicks off the fun on Nov. 17 with The Festival Lights the Night (formerly The Biggest Tree Festival) and a Santa Claus Parade at City Hall Park. The festive fun starts back on Nov. 21 and runs throughout the weekend at Westerner Park. Candy Cane Lane and Santa’s Secret Shoppe has moved into the Parkland Pavilion and will feature a new virtual ride for the youngsters. One of the auction items this year is the $15,000 playhouse approved by Mike Holmes, Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor. Holmes was in Red Deer in March to hammer his approval on the playhouse.
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Brett Gardiner named CPRA Announcer of the Year BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF High school rodeo injuries did not put Sylvan Lake’s Brett Gardiner on the sidelines. Instead Gardiner dusted himself off, grabbed a microphone and started telling stories in the announcer’s box. “It just fit the personality,” laughed Gardiner. “I was always the guy yapping and loud.” Shortly after Gardiner’s rodeo dreams were crushed because of injuries incurred during bareback riding and steer wrestling, a friend invited him to help announce at a minor rodeo event. Gardiner, then 19, remembered being “absolutely petrified” and “doing an awful job” but he enjoyed it enough to pursue announcing rodeo events. Fast forward to 2012 and Gardiner has turned his gift of gab into an award winning side career as a Canadian rodeo announcer. And last week Gardiner was named Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s Announcer of the Year for the second consecutive year. “I wanted to stay involved in rodeo,” said Gardiner, 29. “I love the sport and the camaraderie. At heart I am a storyteller ... I like the history. I can portray that to the audience.” Gardiner said every announcer has his own style and he likes to throw in one liners like, “He’s tougher than truck stop meatloaf on a Tuesday night special” and “We’re going live in less than five.” “If you catch them, that’s great,”
‘At heart I am a storyteller ... I like the history. I can portray that to the audience. said Gardiner. “If not, heck that’s okay too. We’ll catch you next time.” Gardiner said the crowd and the atmosphere can dictate the announcer’s script. These days Gardiner calls roughly 40 rodeos a year under the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and the Professional Bull Riders Canada. He has talked rodeo to audiences from as far east as Halifax, N.S. to Abbotsford, B.C. in the west. When Gardiner is not in the announcer’s box, he is in front of his Grade 9 and 10 class at École H. J. Cody School and raising a family in Sylvan Lake. “This year I had a really big June,” laughed Gardiner. “I taught school and then had 25 performances in the month of June. I was just beat up. I was feeling sorry for myself. I feel very fortunate. I am very lucky. I love both my jobs. Some people go through their whole lives not enjoying one. And I have two.” Now he is striving to be become better and ultimately the best. One day he’d like to see himself with microphone in hand at the Canadian Finals Rodeo, the Calgary Stampede and the Ponoka Stampede. firstname.lastname@example.org
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BRIEFS Two pedestrians injured in hit and run, driver flees scene Red Deer City RCMP are searching for a pickup truck driver who was involved in a hit and run that sent two pedestrians to hospital early Friday night. Police say a 47-year-old man and 58 year-old woman were struck by a vehicle on Taylor Drive, north of 67th Street, around 7:30 p.m. The two pedestrians were taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Both are listed in stable condition. The driver of the vehicle did not remain at the scene. Witnesses described the vehicle as a silver or grey GMC or Chevrolet SUV. Police are asking any witnesses to contact their local RCMP detachment and for the public to report any vehicles matching that description with recent front end damage. To report call the Red Deer City RCMP detachment at 403-406-2300 or the Central Alberta Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).
Tomorrow Project Returns The Tomorrow Project returns to Red Deer on Wednesday until Friday to give local residents an opportunity to join the long-term research study into the causes of cancer. It’s the fourth visit to the city in two years. A temporary study site will be set up at the Pioneer’s Lodge. Appointments are necessary and need to be booked in advance. Participants will be asked questions about their health and lifestyle, have some physical measurements taken, and give small amounts of blood and urine or saliva. To join the study visit www.in4tomorrow.ca or call toll-free 1-877-919-9292.
Poppy campaign kicks off Red Deer’s Royal Canadian Legion has kicked off its annual poppy wreath campaign. Community organizations and businesses can buy a wreath to commemorate the contributions of veterans and Remembrance Day by stopping by the Legion, at 2810 Bremner Ave., Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wreaths are available until Nov. 10. Last year, donations to the local Poppy Fund helped support veterans and their families, the hospice society, Outward Bound, St. John’s Ambulance, Meals on Wheels, cadet corps and student bursaries. Call (403) 342-0035 for more information.
Kateri Tekakwitha made Canada’s first native saint BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KAHNAWAKE, Que. — Kateri Tekakwitha Muriella Caputo is a little young to realize she carries the name of North America’s newest aboriginal saint. The 13-month-old from Kamloops, B.C., peered at the fabled aboriginal woman’s marble tomb for a few minutes on Sunday before being distracted by the hubbub preceding a celebratory mass at the shrine housed in a church on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Montreal. But years from now, her parents will be able to tell her she was in her namesake’s presence on the day the woman was elevated by Pope Benedict to the highest pantheon of Roman Catholic role models. Kateri Tekakwitha has been credited with lifesaving miracles and was singled out for her life of devotion in the face of staunch opposition from her peers. In naming her a saint, the Pope noted in a Vatican City ceremony how unusual it was in Tekakwitha’s culture for her to dedicate herself to her Catholic faith. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westerner Park. Ticket and festival information is available at www.reddeerfestivaloftrees.ca. email@example.com
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FESTIVAL: Wish list Money raised from this year’s Festival of Trees will go towards upgrading the equipment and technology at for Laboratory Services, Department of Histopathology. Histology or pathology is the microscopic study of tissue to determine whether it is healthy or diseased. Martin said there’s a few things on the wish list including additional microscopes and a barcoding system. “Right now a lot of things are done by hand,” said Martin. “There’s a lot of opportunity for human error. Coding all of the samples with these barcodes minimizes the risk for errors.” The lab tests tissue samples from 22 rural hospitals into the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Roughly three million samples a year come out of the lab. The number is expected to increase with the opening of the cancer centre next year. Last year’s festival brought in $1,020,000 compared to $875,000 in 2010. Some 23,700 people attended the event last year — nearly double the attendance in 2010. The proceeds from last year’s festival went to the improve equipment and services for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The goal this year is to match or surpass last year’s tally. The public Festival hours are Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 25
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The Rev. Brian Graebe places flowers on a statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Sunday at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church in Lagrangeville, NY.
LAKE: Worry over number of boats on lake “Our biggest concern is with the quality of the water on Pine Lake,” said Olmstead, a past-president of the Pine Lake Property Owners Association. “With the 380 homes that they’re talking about with this area structure plan, it seems like they’re going to load the lake.” Residents are also worried about the number of boats that will be added to the lake. At the Whispering Pines development about one in three homeowners has a boat. That would mean the proposed development could mean at least another 100 boats. Olmstead said the development could also infringe on existing bird and waterfowl habitats. The developers and their consultant could not be reached for comment. They have organized an open house to take place on Nov. 1 at the Pine Lake Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. County council get a look at the plan for first reading on Nov. 6. Before second and third readings are considered, a public hearing will be held. Coun. Philip Massier, whose division the development falls in, has heard from only a handful of residents so far but expects a “tough battle.” Some residents’ concerns may relate back to older developments that did not go as smoothly as they
“May her example help us to live where we are, loving Jesus without denying who we are,” said Benedict, who spoke in English and French in a nod to Tekakwitha’s Canadian heritage. “Saint Kateri, protectress of Canada and the first Native American saint, we entrust you to the renewal of the faith in the first nations and in all of North America!” In Kahnawake, Odette Caputo, the mother who named her child after the new saint, said Tekakwitha’s devotion struck a chord with her and her husband. “She has a real devotion to God,” said Caputo. “We wanted our daughter to have the same thing.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement that Tekakwitha never abandoned her faith. “The canonization of Saint Kateri is a great honour and joyous occasion for the many North Americans and Aboriginal peoples who cherish her witness of faith and strength of character,” Harper said. Tekakwitha joins Juan Diego, an indigenous man who lived in what is now Mexico, as aboriginals from North America who have become saints. Diego was canonized by Pope John Paul in 2002. could have, said Massier, who owns a cabin on the lake himself. He’s optimistic that the processes are now in place to protect the lake and residents’ interests. “We make sure there’s water and sewer, and our environmentally significant areas are going to be protected, and development is going to happen properly.” Massier said debates about whether the lake is at capacity have been ongoing for decades. “Certain long weekends there are a lot of people on that lake. But other times I’ve been down there and there are no boats. “It’s an ongoing not-in-my-backyard syndrome, a little bit,” he said. Further complicating issues around lake development are layers of government jurisdiction. While the county is responsible for overseeing development around the lake, the federal Department of Fisheries of Oceans and Alberta Environment are responsible for the lake itself. The area structure plan will be the second time council has had to wrestle with Pine Lake this year. In January, council decided after much debate not to approve an area structure plan for the entire lake area that proposed five development nodes that could accommodate up to 3,700 people. A public hearing drew about 40 people to council chambers. Some were opposed to any more development on the lake and others said the proposed plan was better than no plan at all. Council eventually decided to approve a concept plan, which provides guidelines for development rather than the more specific regulations of an area structure plan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Police say dispute led to apparent murder-suicide BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MEDICINE HAT — Two men are dead in southeastern Alberta in what police are saying appears to be a murder-suicide. Investigators in Medicine Hat say police found Aaron Matthew Eremenko, 44, in serious medical distress Friday when they responded to a 911 call that someone had been shot at a home in the city. He died later in hospital. A tactical team entered the home and found Donald Wayne Neufeld, 54, dead. Police say they believe Neufeld died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Insp. Glen Motz says Eremenko and Neufeld knew each other and that there was some sort of dispute, but police aren’t saying any more about the circumstances that led to their deaths. “It’s certainly not random,” says Motz. “They were known to each other.” Motz says the men were not related. He says the home where they were found was Neufeld’s residence, but he doesn’t know why Eremenko was there on Friday. A handgun was recovered Motz says, although he didn’t know the calibre or whether the gun was registered. Autopsies both bodies will be conducted in Calgary on Monday.
rie McCann of St. Albert, just north of Edmonton. The McCanns were last seen alive on July 3, 2010, when they left their home to visit family in British Columbia. Their burned-out motorhome was found two days later west of Edmonton, but their bodies have not been found. Vader is being held in custody without bail.
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Mistrial declared in convictions of Travis Vader EDMONTON — A mistrial has been declared in a case involving Travis Vader, who had been convicted of several drug offences and property charges. Court was told Friday that during sentencing in August, both the Crown and defence stated that RCMP in Barrhead, Alta., had interviewed witnesses on more than one occasion. However, not all the statements were released to the defence during the trial. Vader did not appear in court but his lawyer said she would be pursuing a stay of proceedings. If granted the charges will be dropped unless new evidence is found within one year. In an unrelated and separate case, Vader is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Ma-
News on insulin pumps for Albertans coming in 2013 EDMONTON — A spokesman for Alberta Health says there will be an announcement sometime in early 2013 about a campaign commitment to pay for insulin pumps. John Muir says the Progressive Conservatives made the commitment to pay for the pumps for people with Type 1 diabetes during the election campaign in April. The Alberta government doesn’t currently pay for the pumps. Premier Alison Redford said during the campaign that helping people manage the disease could reduce long-term health complications including kidney failure, heart attack and strokes. About 30,000 Albertans have Type 1 diabetes.
Veteran who says privacy was violated dropped from board THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — An outspoken member of a veterans appeal board, who said his privacy was violated and that the federal agency treats ex-soldiers with disrespect, won’t be reappointed. Harold Leduc and two other members of the troubled agency have been shown the door, and in their places the Harper government has appointed a nurse with extensive experience in addiction treatment and former military officers. The changes, which normally garner little public attention, were announced Sunday, one day ahead of Leduc’s appearance before the House of Commons veterans affairs committee. The Parliamentary body is investigating the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, an independent panel where ex-soldiers can challenge benefits decisions by the veterans department. Leduc’s long-anticipated testimony is expected to give the Opposition plenty ammunition, particularly the NDP, which has introduced a private members bill to scrap the board. Federal officials, speaking on background, refused to identify the other two board members who were dropped, but the names William Watson and Ellen Riley do not appear on the latest order in council lists. A letter from Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney thanking him for his service recently arrived in Leduc’s mail box, and his name was also not included in the posted list of board members. “I’m not surprised,” said the former army warrant officer, who was first appointed to the review agency in 2005 by Paul Martin’s government and re-appointed by the Harper Conserva-
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tives in 2007. “To me, it speaks to the overall corruption I’ve witnessed.” Earlier this year, Leduc went public, saying his privacy was violated twice in an alleged smear campaign that was meant to discredit him using his private medical information, and a diagnosis of post traumatic stress, as ammunition. He says he was criticized by other board members for too often siding with veterans’ claims. The fight became toxic when Leduc filed and won a federal human rights case that found he was being harassed. He has since filed an additional complaint to the commission. Leduc compared his treatment during his time with the board to being bullied. “If we expect kids to stop bullying then adults have to set the example and bullying should not be tolerated in the public service,” he said. Federal officials speaking on background Sunday characterized the controversy around Leduc as an “internal skirmish” among board members that spilled out into the public, disagreements that “threatened the stability” of the agency, which last year handled 4,000 complaints. “We had a choice to make and we made it. Our choice was to re-establish order,” said a senior official who was not authorized to talk to the media. As to claims of bias against soldiers, the official said that it is something which is not tolerated. Yet, following stories last spring of Leduc’s fight with the agency, over a dozen veterans stepped forward publicly to complain about what they described as the condescending and disrespectful treatment accorded them by some board members.
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The Olympic flame burns at the Olympic Oval as people arrive in a snow flurry at the ISU World Cup short track speed skating event in Calgary on Saturday. Southern Alberta experienced a cold spell with 5-10 centimetres of snow forecast over the weekend.
Court hears convicted Mountie killer appeal the officers shot at him first, so he grabbed a rifle from under his truck seat and blindly returned fire to save his own life. Bourdages and Cameron were both fatally shot in the head. Knopp was wounded by bullet fragments from blasts that hit the windshield of her police vehicle. The Crown said one bullet came within a centimetre of killing Knopp, and Dagenais likely would have kept shooting had he not already fired off all eight rounds in his rifle. Defence lawyer Bill Roe argued in the trial that an RCMP radio tape of the chase suggested officers were intent on getting Dagenais “at all costs.”
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REGINA — A man convicted of shooting two RCMP officers to death argues mistakes were made at his trial, but the widow of one of the Mounties says the allegations are “absurd.” The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal will hear Curt Dagenais’ case Thursday in Regina. Dagenais was convicted in 2009 of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of constables Marc Bourdages and Robin Cameron, as well as the attempted murder of Const. Michelle Knopp. The shooting happened in July 2006 near Spiritwood, Sask. There are three reasons for the appeal. One argument is that the trial judge failed to put “the defence of provocation” to the jury, according to court documents. “Culpable homicide that would otherwise be murder may be reduced to manslaughter if the act was committed in the heat of passion caused by sudden provocation,” says the appeal. “The appellant will argue in relation to the issue of provocation that it did have an air of reality and that this defence should have been put to the jury and that it constituted an error in law not to do so.” The appeal claims the verdict is unreasonable and cannot be supported by the evidence. It also alleges the trial judge made a mistake by giving Dagenais a life sentence on the attempted murder conviction. Dagenais — who court heard had been flagged as a police-hater — admitted he shot the officers but claimed it was selfdefence. The jury heard that the three officers were trying to arrest Dagenais for alFor $300 dollar loan for 14 days total cost of borrowing legedly assaulting his sisis $30 dollars. Annual percentage rate is (APR)=260.71%. ter after a family dispute. Limited time offer. Dagenais was sitting in his truck outside his mother’s house when RCMP arDowntown Co-op Plaza, Red Deer rived. He sped off, spark403-342-6700 ing a 30-kilometre chase on country roads that ended with a bloody shootout on a remote dirt trail. 41600J18-K13 Dagenais testified that
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Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
Interest rate policy failing Federal statisticians last week refined their method of counting the assets, liabilities and income of Canada. The exercise brought fresh attention to the high level of Canadians’ household debts and it may increase pressure on the government to start raising interest rates before Canadians get too comfortable with the low rates that have prevailed since 2009. Before the revision, the ratio of debt to income in Canadian households was estimated at $150.60 of debt for every $100 of disposable income. With this new revision, Canadian household debts in the second quarter of this year are now estimated at $161.70 of debt for every $100 of disposable income. The new, higher figure is likely to catch the attention of federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney. They have been keeping interest rates low in order to encourage Canadian businesses to borrow, expand and hire. To their dismay, businesses have responded cautiously. Canadian consumers, however, have been borrowing and spending at record levels with the en-
OTHERVIEW couragement of their banks. Some of those families will be unable to pay when interest rates rise — as they must do eventually — from the exceptionally low level that has prevailed for the last three years. The deeper Canadians slip into the debt trap, the more difficult it will be politically for the authorities to raise interest rates. Higher rates will be required when economic activity speeds up and inflationary pressures increase. This week’s revision of household debt estimates does not reveal a sudden increase in debt. It does show that the country was formerly kidding itself about the depth of the problem. Formerly, churches, charitable organizations, non-profit daycare centres and a host of other non-profit institutions (not including hospitals and universities) were lumped in with families when the statisticians estimated the wealth and incomes of Canadians. Statistics Canada estimated families’
debts and incomes together with those of many non-profit organizations to calculate the 150.6 per cent indebtedness ratio. Starting this week, the sector called non-profit institutions serving households, in Canada as in other countries, is excluded from the figures for households. This helped bring the ratio up to 161.7 per cent. Flaherty and Carney are not the only ones worried about the debts of Canadian households. The Washingtonbased International Monetary Fund last week issued its World Economic Outlook in which it found Canada’s growth prospects to be one of the few bright spots in a gloomy global economic prospect. An economic policy priority for Canada, the IMF said, “is to limit risks related to elevated house prices and household debt levels.” The government has already curtailed the insuring of mortgages by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. in order to cool the housing market. Canadian banks and their customers, however, are free to make their own decisions about lending and buying. An increase in the Bank of Canada’s
administered interest rates would have an immediate effect on consumer loan rates and on Canadian families’ appetite for debt. A sharp drop in house prices in Toronto and Vancouver might spell trouble for families with homeequity loans based on high estimates for their house values. The longer the Bank of Canada keeps its overnight rate at one per cent, the more Canadians grow accustomed to cheap borrowing. Cheap interest rates have not induced the economic expansion the authorities were hoping for. Canadian families who gambled that interest rates would stay low are winning their bet so far. Bit by bit, the debt trap for families is turning into a low-interest trap for the bank and the government. The day the government tightens the screws on them, indebted families will probably not blame themselves for their predicament and they may not even blame their banks. They are more likely to blame Carney and Flaherty. An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press.
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All neighbourhoods should be same Clearview Ridge should not feel more privileged than downtown or any other neighbourhood in Red Deer. I find it hypocritical for any Clearview Ridge resident to oppose the inclusion of an affordable housing and Native Friendship Centre in Clearview Ridge, whilst downtown Red Deer has been home to the Native Friendship Society for years, safe houses, women’s outreach, mental health, John Howard Society, Potter’s Hand etc., as well as numerous affordable housing projects within the same block and neighbouring blocks. In many countries, you will find at least one affordable housing complex in each major neighbourhood/suburb. It is the norm and has been in practice for decades, but has just been slow coming to Red Deer. It appears it is just too close for comfort for Clearview Ridge residents, when it is coming into their neighbourhood. It appears that Clearview residents have accepted these facilities in the downtown, but do not want to accept these facilities in their own neighbourhood. Do Clearview Ridge residents think it is fine for these exact same facilities in downtown? If so, why is that? I am sure the Clearview Ridge residents realize these facilities have to exist somewhere — don’t they? If they do not want this project to go ahead in Clearview Ridge, then where should it go? Perhaps they would prefer that this project occur in downtown Red Deer and feel it is more fitting there? There can be no guarantee that any type of organization or facilities will or will not be placed in any neighbourhood in Red Deer, so what Clearview Ridge residents are seeking is unrealistic, wanting a privileged position in Red Deer over other neighbourhoods. I would like to propose all neighbourhoods in Red Deer have similar facilities as being proposed in Clearview Ridge and then we can all be even. F.J. Guedoud Red Deer
Taters versus craters A billion tonnes of limestone lie beneath the rural countryside in Melancthon Township, 100 km north of Toronto. A plan to remove it spotlights the challenges faced everywhere when the desire to protect valuable and ever-diminishing farmland clashes with efforts to push industrial development. The Highland Companies, backed by a $25-billion Boston hedge fund, hopes to blast a big hole in this fertile land to get at a deposit of 400-million-year-old sedimentary rock. The pit would cover more than 930 hectares and be almost 20 storeys deep — the second-largest quarry operation in North America, and the largest in Canadian history. According to the company’s proposal, moving this much rock will require 20,000 kg of DAVID explosives a day for the next SUZUKI few decades, and hundreds of trucks and heavy machines. The proposed quarry would be 60 metres below the water table — vertically deeper than 50-metre-high Niagara Falls, and twice as wide. For generations, local farmers have benefitted from the area’s unique, 10,000-year-old soil, called “Honeywood silt loam.” This Class 1 agricultural soil — the rarest in Canada — is not too sticky or sandy, holds moisture, drains well and is free of rocks. It’s perfect for potatoes. Area farms now harvest more than 450,000 kg of spuds each year, including about
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half the fresh potatoes consumed in the greater Toronto area. If the company only intended to remove the limestone and then allow the pit to fill with water, it would be similar to quarries across Canada, including more than 2,000 in Ontario. However, the Highland plan is far more ambitious. Beyond clearing the land and digging under the water table, the company wants to set aside the prized agricultural soil and then put it back at the bottom of the pit once the rock is removed. That way, farming can continue sometime in the future. Problem solved! But cultivating crops at the bottom of a pit 60 metres below the water table is not easy. It would require about 600-million litres of water to be pumped out every day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week — forever. The company claims its proposal to recover agricultural opportunities is proof of noble intent and sustainable ambitions. Critics argue the plan is unrealistic. Forever is a long commitment, especially for a company backed by a foreign hedge fund. The prospect of this engineered waterfall in reverse is particularly troubling, as Melancthon is at the headwaters of five major rivers – watersheds whose groundwater provides drinking water for up to one million Ontarians living downstream. Fortunately, the movement to stop the quarry has grown from gatherings in church basements to a broad community of support spanning small, well-organized local groups like the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce to respected national organizations like the Council of Canadians. More than 130,000 people have signed a petition
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MEGA-QUARRY PROPOSAL IN ONTARIO PITS FARMLAND AGAINST INDUSTRY demanding the project be rejected, and at least 5,000 formal complaints have been submitted to the provincial government. Last fall, 28,000 people and dozens of chefs, musicians and artists showed their support by attending Foodstock, a public protest event held at several farms adjacent to the proposed quarry site. The Ontario government reacted by ordering an environmental assessment — the first ever for a quarry in Ontario. Despite the considerable odds facing citizens trying to stop the mega-quarry, the movement to protect the Melancthon region’s prized farmland and precious headwaters continues to grow. Those efforts include Soupstock on Sunday, hosted by the Canadian Chefs’ Congress and the David Suzuki Foundation in Toronto’s Woodbine Park. The day-long culinary celebration, with more than 180 of Canada’s top chefs joining local farmers and producers to concoct original soup creations for tens of thousands of foodies and supporters, shows that protest movements can be celebratory and fun. Feasting together is an ancient way of affirming group identity and acknowledging that our lives come, literally, from the soil. With valuable farmland and the food it produces facing threats ranging from residential and industrial development to floods and droughts related to climate change, we must take every opportunity to celebrate and protect what we have. I encourage you to explore the farms and fields near your community, and connect with the land that feeds us. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Jode Roberts. Learn more at www.davidsuzuki.org.
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Body of Lincoln Alexander lying in state CANADAâ€™S FIRST BLACK MP MOURNED BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO â€” A flag-draped casket carrying the body of Lincoln Alexander arrived at Ontarioâ€™s provincial legislature on Sunday, giving politicians and the public an opportunity to pay their respects to a man whose life and career were a series of groundbreaking firsts. Alexander, who died on Friday at the age of 90, was Canadaâ€™s first black member of Parliament, first black cabinet minister, and served as Ontarioâ€™s lieutenant governor from 1985 to 1991. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, LieutenantGovernor David Onley and several members of Alexanderâ€™s family, including his widow Marni, were at Queenâ€™s Park to remember Alexander and sign a book of condolences. Jason Kipps, Alexanderâ€™s stepson, remembered him as a â€œfriendly guyâ€? who was also a trail-blazing public figure. â€œI think he made a significant contribution to this province and this country,â€? Kipps said. â€œHe was an inspiration for a lot of people and I think that will live on.â€? Alexanderâ€™s casket sat in the legislatureâ€™s main hallway, covered with some of the celebratory medals he had been awarded through his life. His body was brought from Hamilton to Toronto early Sunday afternoon, where it will lie in state un-
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Honour guards stand by the casket of former Ontario lieutenant governor Lincoln Alexander as he lies in state at the Ontario Legislature at Queenâ€™s Park in Toronto on Sunday. til Monday night. His casket will then be transported back to Hamilton, where Alexander is scheduled to lie in repose at Hamilton city hall until a state funeral on Friday. Born in Toronto in 1922 to West Indian immigrants, Alexander was a wireless operator with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He became the first black member of Parliament when he was elected in 1968, and was re-elected three times, in 1972, 1979 and 1980.
Alexander became Canadaâ€™s first black cabinet minister when he held the labour portfolio from 1979 to 1980 under the Progressive Conservative government of Joe Clark. Samuel Getachew, who immigrated to Canada from Ethiopia the year Alexander became lieutenant governor, came to watch Sundayâ€™s procession and said Alexander showed young black men that great barriers could be overcome. â€œHis legacy is that he told us through his life that we could have a Canadian story, we can come from the poorest country as I have come from, but we can have a Canadian success story.â€? Ontario NDP leader and Hamilton Centre MPP Andrea Horwath said Alexander always remained loyal to his native Hamilton, even with his national successes. â€œHeâ€™s achieved these great things that we look up to in many ways because theyâ€™re the highest of offices, but when push came to shove he was a Hamiltonian,â€? she said on the steps of the legislature in Toronto. â€œHe loved our city, he loved our community and he put his name to a lot of causes and got involved in a lot of causes around the country, but also in Hamilton. He never forgot his hometown.â€? Ontario Minister of Consumer Services Margarett Best said Alexander not only motivated her personally by sharing encouraging words but also inspired people from all walks of life across the country. â€œHe achieved many firsts and all Canadians can be truly proud of Lincoln Alexander and the legacy that he leaves behind.â€?
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MULCAIR SAYS ITâ€™S A WARMUP FOR 2015 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA â€” Prime Minister Stephen Harper called three federal byelections on Sunday, a move Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair says is an important warmup for the clash of visions he expects in the next general election. The votes â€” in Victoria, CalgaryCentre and the Ontario riding of Durham â€” will be held Nov. 26 and have been called because MPs in each riding stepped down for various reasons. The most high-profile vacancy in Durham, where former cabinet minister Bev Oda quit following controversy over her expenses, including an infamous $16 glass of orange juice. New Democrat Denise Savoie resigned her Victoria seat for health reasons and long-time Conservative Lee Richardson quit in Calgary-Centre to work for Alberta Premier Alison Redford. The call came just as Mulcair was attempting to rev up the NDP machine at a meeting of the partyâ€™s federal council, which is already plotting strategy for the next general election in 2015. He found the timing of the prime ministerâ€™s announcement curious, given that the Supreme Court of Canada will rule this week on whether Conservative MP Ted Opitz will continue to serve as MP for Etobicoke Centre.
â€œWe were expecting the call soon, but weâ€™re a little bit surprised,â€? Mulcair told reporters Sunday. â€œIf heâ€™d waited four days we couldâ€™ve at least had that information from the Supreme Court.â€? Last spring, the Ontario Superior Court overturned Opitzâ€™s win in the May 2, 2011 election after a legal challenge by former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, who argued Elections Canada workers counted at least 79 votes that couldnâ€™t be validated. The Supreme Court will rule on Thursday and Wrzesnewskyj has been out knocking on doors preparing for what he expects will be a byelection. Mulcair, who took over as NDP leader last March following the death of Jack Layton, said his party intends to turn each of the current byelections into a referendum on the Harper governmentâ€™s record, even in the Conservative heartland of Calgary. â€œWeâ€™re going to fight hard in all of these byelections. Itâ€™s the only way I know how to do politics. I donâ€™t concede anything to an adversary â€” ever,â€? he said. New Democrats say theyâ€™ve started their organizational spade work for 2015 and Mulcair used both the meeting and the byelections as a chance to frame the differences between his party and the Conservatives.
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO â€” Ontario Liberal party president Yasir Naqvi is bowing out of the contest to replace Premier Dalton McGuinty. It was a â€œvery personal decisionâ€? not to run for the party leadership, he said in a statement Sunday. â€œAs the father of five-month old Rafi, I had to think long and hard,â€? he said. â€œFirst and foremost, I am Rafiâ€™s dad, and being a father is my most important new job.â€? Speculation that Naqvi would run grew last week when he recused himself from a conference call on the leadership convention, but wouldnâ€™t confirm whether he intended to run for leader. Naqvi said heâ€™ll continue to work for his constituents in Ottawa Centre
and looks forward to helping run the leadership convention. â€œNow is a pivotal time in our party, and it is important that we ensure the leadership race is transparent, fair and robust,â€? he said. â€œI know many of my colleagues are considering entering the race, and I wish them all the best of luck in their deliberations.â€? Ontario Housing Minister Kathleen Wynne and Health Minister Deb Matthews are considered to be likely contenders, along with Energy Minister Chris Bentley and Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid, among others. But all remain coy about whether theyâ€™ll throw their hat in the ring. John Wilkinson, the former environment and revenue minister who lost his seat in last yearâ€™s election, has also been mentioned as a possible candidate, as have former ministers George Smitherman and Sandra Pupatello.
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BOYD BACK WITH ESKIMOS The Edmonton Eskimos are bringing back Cory Boyd. The CFL club announced on Sunday that it had re-signed the running back after releasing him on Oct. 11. The Eskimos say they are bringing Boyd back into the fold because of an injury to fellow running back Hugh Charles “We are unsure of Hugh Charles’ availability due to the injury he sustained,” Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed said. “As a precaution, we are bringing in Cory who already knows our system.” Boyd originally joined the Eskimos after being released by the Toronto Argonauts in August. The 27-yearold played four games with Edmonton, registering a modest 18 carries for 76 yards.
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● High school girls volleyball: Notre Dame at Lindsay Thurber, Rocky Mountain House at Sylvan Lake, Ponoka at Lacombe, JVs at 6 p.m., seniors to follow; Stettler at Central Alberta Christian, Hunting Hills at Innisfail, seniors only at 6 p.m. ● WHL: Regina at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Men’s basketball: Dream Team vs. Circle T Services, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Monstars, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. ● AJHL: Okotoks at Olds, 7:30 p.m.
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BY ADVOCATE STAFF Rebels 3 Ice 2 CRANBROOK — Relax and have fun. That might not have been the exact message Red Deer Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin extended to his troops prior to Sunday’s WHL meeting with the host Kootenay Ice, but the suggestion was in there somewhere. “I really liked the guys’ effort tonight, we were just in the right frame of mind,” said Wallin, following a 3-2, come-from-behind win over the Ice before 2,116 fans at Western Financial Place. “We came out hard and had a real good start to the game, then got back on our heels a bit when they turned the tide on us and came hard over the second half of the first period. But we did a good job of weathering the storm. We regrouped during the intermission and I thought we came out and played well in the second period. Overall, we played two real good periods of hockey.” The Ice led 1-0 after one period on a goal by rookie Collin Shirley and doubled the margin when another first-year player, Jaedon Descheneau, connected just 2:11 into the second frame following a Rebels’ failed chance at the other end. The goal was somwhat of a fluke, as Wallin explained. “It was a bit of a tough break. They came down with a shot on a dump-in and it hit our d-man’s stick and changed directions,” said the Rebels bench boss. “But I really liked the way we responded. We just stuck with it and the guys kept pushing and we got that next goal. We played very well over the last second half of the game.” Defenceman Kevin Pochuk got the Rebels on the board at 3:57 of the second period and Charles Inglis potted a powerplay marker 10 minutes later. Inglis then notched the winner with his ninth of the season — again on the power play — at 14:16 of the third period. “We just relaxed and went out and played tonight,” said Wallin, who was in a
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different mood following his clubs’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Ice on Friday. “Looking back at that game at home, I think we were really uptight,” he said. “We were just afraid of making mistakes and we were gripping our sticks. We had to relax and I thought we did that tonight. “We allowed ourselves to play with a lot more fluidity. We made some real good plays on our breakouts. We got better as the game went on and in the third (period) we controlled the play in the offensive zone.” The Rebels were two-for-two on the power play as well as the penalty kill. “Our penalty kill did a real good job, including a couple of big kills in the third period,” said Sutter. “We had a couple of key kills by executing the details and we capitalized on the power play.” Patrik Bartosak, named first star of the game, made 32 saves for the Rebels, while Kootenay netminder Wyatt Hoflin stopped 28 shots. “Patty was solid when we needed him to be,” said Wallin. “That’s what you need from your goalie, on the road and at home.” The Rebels return to action on Tuesday against the visiting Regina Pats. Game time is 7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Deer Rebels GM Brent Sutter continued to change the face of his team on Sunday, acquiring heads-up defenceman Brady Gaudet from the Kamloops Blazers in return for a third-round pick in the 2013 WHL bantam draft. “He’s a player who moves the puck well and skates well,” said Sutter of the 18-year-old Gaudet, who was the Blazers’ first-round pick — 10th overall — in the 2009 bantam draft and is in his third WHL season. “He has decent size (five-foot-11 and 190 pounds) and he has experience. I know he hasn’t put up big offensive numbers but he’s a kid who we feel can really start bringing that now and he’ll be given that chance with us.” Gaudet had five assists in 12 games with the Blazers this season and has seven goals and 34 points to his credit in 117 games with Kamloops. Sutter is convinced that he’s increased the Rebels’ talent level with the acquisition of Gaudet, a native of Redvers, Sask. “I want to continue to make our team more skilled,” said Sutter. “That’s been part of the process . . . bringing more skill to our hockey team. “He’s a guy who can move the puck, can skate back to get it and can move it. I’ve seen him play twice and Randy (Rebels director of scouting/player development Peterson) has watched him too. That’s the one thing he does really well — he skates back to get the puck and moves it really well back up the ice. “It’s an element we needed to add to our hockey team.” Gaudet is expected to be in the Red Deer lineup when the Rebels host the Regina Pats on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Giants force deciding game with win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants saved their season once more, pushing St. Louis to a winner-take-all Game 7 in the NL championship series. Turns out the defending champion Cardinals aren’t the only team that’s tough to put away in October. Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine batters in another post-season gem, and the Giants avoided elimination for a second straight game by beating St. Louis 6-1 on Sunday night. Marco Scutaro delivered a two-run double and Buster Posey drove in his first run of the series with a groundout in the first inning as San Francisco struck early to support Vogelsong. San Francisco’s Matt Cain and St. Louis’ Kyle Lohse are set to pitch in a rematch of Game 3, won by the Cardinals. There’s a forecast of rain in the Bay Area during the day. “It’s kind of a joke in the clubhouse. About 60 per cent of my games have rain in the forecast,” Lohse said. “I know these guys, I’ve seen them for six games. I know what I need to do. ... It’s time to get it done.” These wild-card Cardinals sure seem to like the all-ornothing route in October, while San Francisco thrives playing from behind. Five games with their year on the line, five wins for these
gutsy Giants this post-season. Now, it comes down to one game for the past two World Series champions to get back, with the Detroit Tigers waiting. Pitching to chants of “Vogey! Vogey!” from the sellout crowd of 43,070 at AT&T Park, the right-hander didn’t allow a hit until Daniel Descalso’s broken-bat single to centre with two outs in the fifth. Vogelsong struck out the side in the first and had already fanned five through two innings. “This place is going to be loud, I can tell you that,” Vogelsong said of Monday night. Scutaro had no chance for a collision with Matt Holliday this time. In their first game back at AT&T Park since Holliday took out the second baseman with a hard slide in Game 2, Holliday was scratched about an hour before first pitch because of tightness in his lower back, and Allen Craig replaced him in left field. It hardly mattered the way Vogelsong pitched. The Cardinals managed their only run on Craig’s two-out single in the sixth. St. Louis had gone 15 innings without scoring after left-hander Barry Zito won 5-0 on Friday in Game 5. “I just tried to do really the same thing he did, come out and set the tone early for us,” Vogelsong said. Vogelsong had his second stellar seven-inning outing against the Cardinals in a week, allowing four hits and one run. He walked one in a 102-pitch
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San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo reacts after the final out in the ninth inning of Game 6 of baseball’s National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1 to tie the series at 3-3. performance and lowered his post-season ERA — all this year — to 1.42. “I just believe that it’s my time,” Vogelsong said. After taking a 3-1 lead back home at Busch Stadium, Mike Matheny’s Cardinals will have
to find some offence in a hurry if they want to get back to the World Series. “We’ve got to make some adjustments but our team’s done that all season,” Matheny said. “One thing I know is these guys take these to heart.”
Queens can’t clinch first, but have solid weekend BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF
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The RDC Queens went into the weekend at home with everything set up for them to finish first in the Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League South Division. All they needed was to beat the Medicine Hat Rattlers Saturday and the Lethbridge Kodiaks Sunday. And with 10 minutes remaining Saturday it appeared as if the Queens were well on their way to just such a scenario. But the Rattlers scored late to earn a 2-2 tie, which left the Queens needing a win over Lethbridge and some help from the Lakeland Rustlers Sunday. When the Rattlers edged Lakeland 1-0, the Queens, who posted a 6-0 win over Lethbridge, finished two points back of Medicine Hat and will have to play in the league’s quarter-finals at Grant MacEwan Friday. “We had them with 10 minutes to go,” said Queens head coach Dave Colley. “We had it in our hands. That was the biggest game of the season and we had our chances, but got caught out, plus missed a handful of scoring opportunities. In the end we played
much better than we did today, but it was our fault for not clearing the ball and not finishing.” Colley felt his troops could have played better against the last-place Kodiaks. “We were punished by our mistakes Saturday and weren’t today,” he said. “Scoring six goals a coach should be pleased, but we made some mental mistakes, which are never excusable.” Still Colley got three goals from first-year players — Alana Rehman, Teagan Donald and Tatiana Aspilaga — and one from fourth-year midfielder Brianne Boychuk. Veteran Claire Wallace scored twice while Jesse Stewart recorded her eighth shutout in 10 games, lowering her goals-againstaverage to 0.40. The Queens will face Grande Prairie in the quarter-finals while NAIT clashes with SAIT. Concordia University College and Medicine Hat receive a bye into the semifinals, who go Saturday. The final is Sunday. Meanwhile, the RDC Kings turned in a pair of solid performance, beating both Medicine Hat and Lethbridge 3-1, to finish second in the south, back of SAIT and ahead of Lakeland. “I’m delighted,” said Kings head coach
Steve Fullarton, who will host the ACAC finals beginning Friday. “We went into the season with the idea of earning a right to play in the provincials and we finished second, and were well deserving.” The Kings are undefeated in eight straight games and will host Grande Prairie Friday at 2:20 p.m. Lakeland takes on Concordia at noon in the other quarter-final. Fullarton was pleased especially with the win Sunday. “Yesterday against Medicine Hat, we didn’t play that well. Our ball retention wasn’t what it should have been. We gave the ball away more than we should have and it will have to be better next week.” It was on Sunday. “I was pleased with the guys. We sat out several players who have injuries and yellow cards so they’ll be available for the playoffs and our subs did a great job.” Captain Greg Reddekopp, Jeremy Gopal, Cale Jacobs and Tylor Johnson scored for RDC against Lethbridge with keeper Stefan Dugas, who made a pair of outstanding saves late, recording the win. Nolan Hamilton had a pair of goals and Evan Forrester one against the Hat. email@example.com
B2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
Steelers rally to first road win Steelers 24 Bengals 17 CINCINNATI, Ohio — The top two running backs were gone. So were two offensive linemen. Safety Troy Polamalu was sitting on the bench along with all those other injured Steelers. So, what exactly did Pittsburgh have left? A determined defence. Some reserve running backs. And Ben Roethlisberger. That’s enough, especially in Cincinnati. Roethlisberger threw for a touchdown, and Pittsburgh’s defence clamped down on the Bengals’ Daltonto-Green connection for a 24-17 victory Sunday night that got the Steelers back into the thick of the AFC North race. For the Steelers (3-3), it was a significant win under tough conditions. Their first road victory of the season moved them into second place behind Baltimore (5-2), which lost to Houston 43-13 earlier Sunday. “It puts us right there in the hunt,” safety Ryan Clark said. A lot of players got them there on a tough night. Third-year running back Jonathan Dwyer made his first career start and ran for a career-high 122 yards, including a 32-yard gain in the final minute that put it away. Shaun Suisham kicked field goals of 42, 47 and 42 yards. And the defence came up with a game-turning interception. “It was a back-against-the-wall mentality and you’ve got to fight your way out,” said cornerback Ike Taylor, who helped limit Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green to one catch. Cincinnati (3-4) wasted yet another chance to show it deserved to be considered up there with the division’s two most successful teams. The Bengals fell to 0-6 against the Steelers and Ravens over the last two seasons, a sign they are still an also-ran in their division.
They have lost three straight, falling into third place in the division. “It’s going to be tough to sleep,” Bengals cornerback Leon Hall said. “At the end of the day, we’ve lost three in a row and we’re in a tough spot.” This was their best chance yet to break through, especially after the Steelers dropped passes, fumbled and threw an end zone interception in a self-destructive first half. They couldn’t take full advantage against the team that always seems to win on their home field. The Steelers improved to 12-2 at Paul Brown Stadium, where thousands of towel-waving fans make them feel at home. They have won their last five overall against their Ohio River rival and 10 of the last 12. And once again, the Bengals could blame themselves. Andy Dalton’s slip-out-of-the-hand interception set up Roethlisberger’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller and a tying 2-point conversion to the tight end with 24 seconds left in the half. Chris Rainey’s 11-yard touchdown run put the Steelers ahead early in the fourth quarter, and the injury fill-ins finished them off. “I’m proud of the way those young guys stepped up,” said Roethlisberger, who was 27 of 37 for 278 yards. “There never was a doubt they would do that.” The Bengals got the better of it at the outset, pulling ahead 14-3 by getting their running game moving behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis and turning a fumble by Roethlisberger into a touchdown. If they were going to end that streak of futility against the Steelers, this was their chance. Dalton’s only glaring mistake made the difference. He saw a defender waiting to make an interception and tried to stop his throwing motion. The ball slipped out of his hand, hit the helmet of Bengals lineman Kevin Zeitler and deflected to linebacker LaMarr Woodley at the Cincinnati 29-yard line with 1:23 left in the
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half. That set up Roethlisberger’s tying TD pass and conversion. “You can’t have a thing like that happen,” Dalton said. “We had a chance to go down and score points or at least keep it where it was. What you can’t let happen is not just let the ball slip out of your hands, but let them get an interception and get points.” Dalton was 14 of 28 for only 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He threw six passes toward Green but completed only one, an 8-yard touchdown after Roethlisberger’s fumble.
The Steelers’ 31st-ranked running game was missing Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, as well as centre Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Rookie Mike Adams made his first start in Gilbert’s spot. Plus, Polamalu was inactive for the fourth time in the last five games with a calf injury. That put a lot on Roethlisberger, who usually does well in his home state — 15-2 all-time in Cleveland and Cincinnati — but has rarely been so short-handed. Didn’t matter.
Queens overcome adversity for win RDC HOCKEY Queens 3 Griffins 1 EDMONTON — One aspect of their game the RDC Queens had to show their coach was that they wouldn’t let a little adversity bother them. They showed that Saturday as they went on the road and scored a pair of unanswered third-period goals, to down the Grant MacEwan Griffins 3-1 in Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League play. “The game didn’t get underway until 10 minutes to nine because of problems with the Zamboni door, then we ran into a hot goaltender and also had a goal disallowed,” said Queens head coach Trevor Keeper. “But the girls kept battling and eventually took control in the third period.” The Queens fell behind 1-0 at 4:07 of the second period on a goal by Nicole Loewen on the power play. But Megan Jones evened the score less than two
minutes later. Emily Lougheed put the Queens ahead at 6:12 of the third period, taking a perfect backhand flip pass from Jade Petrie to beat GMU goaltender Morgan Glover on a two-on-one. Laura Salomons scored the goal of the game at 16:11 when she deked the defenceman, and then deked Glover to score on her backhand. Camille Trautman made 20 saves to pick up the win, two days after recording a 4-0 shutout over the Griffins at the Arena. “I thought we played better tonight than Thursday,” said Keeper. “But their goalie was outstanding. We kept track of shots and we outshot them almost three-to-one.” The Queens return to action Thursday when they host NAIT (1-1) at 7 p.m. at the Arena.
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TEXANS 43 RAVENS 13 HOUSTON — Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes, Arian Foster ran for two scores and the Houston Texans dominated a showdown of the AFC’s two teams, routing the Baltimore Ravens 43-13 on Sunday. Johnathan Joseph returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and the Texans (6-1) beat Baltimore for the first time in seven meetings. Antonio Smith had two sacks, J.J. Watt deflected the pass that led to Joseph’s interception and Houston’s defence returned to form after an embarrassing loss to Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay last week. Terrell Suggs, the 2011 defensive player of the year, had a sack and three tackles in his first action for Baltimore (5-2) since undergoing surgery on his right Achilles tendon last May. Joe Flacco threw two interceptions and was sacked four times. GIANTS 27, REDSKINS 23 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and New York overcame a late touchdown by rookie sensation Robert Griffin III. Manning’s pass to Cruz came two plays and 19 seconds after Griffin capped what was a potential gamewinning, 77-yard drive with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss. The rookie had kept the drive alive with a 19-yard pass off a desperate scramble on a fourth-and-10 play deep in his own territory and a 24-yard run on the next play. Cruz, however, blew by Josh Wilson and Madieu Williams and the more than 80,000 fans in MetLife Stadium celebrated as Manning triumphantly pumped his fist. Griffin had Washington moving for another score when Moss was tackle by Chase Blackburn after an 11-yard reception and rookie Jayron Hosley recovered at the Washington 43. PACKERS 30, RAMS 20 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and Green Bay’s depleted defence flourished on the road. Randall Cobb caught two touchdown passes and Jordy Nelson had eight receptions for a season-best 122 yards for the Packers (4-3), who brought a huge contingent of cheeseheads that was just as loud as the home fans and chanted “Go, Pack, Go!” during the Rams’ final possession. Rookie Casey Hayward made his first start in place of injured Sam Shields and intercepted his fourth pass in three games. Green Bay ended the Texans’ unbeaten start at Houston last week, but had alternated losses and wins the first six weeks. Rodgers was 30 for 37 for his fourth 300-yard game this season. SAINTS 35, BUCCANEERS 28 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Vilma played for the first time while appealing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints bounty program and Drew Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns in the come-frombehind win. While it’s debatable how much Vilma’s return impacted the Saints defence, the unit turned back two drives near the end zone in the second half, including the final three plays of the game to preserve New Orleans’ second straight win.
Brees extended his NFL record for consecutive games with at least one TD pass to 49, while leading long scoring drives on four straight possessions to turn a 14-point deficit into a 28-21 halftime lead. Josh Freeman threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns for the Bucs. His bid to force overtime ended with three straight incompletions from inside the Saints’ 10. PATRIOTS 29, JETS 26 OT FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime for New England. The Patriots (4-3) moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC East. The day started with all four teams tied at 3-3, but the Jets (3-4) and the Buffalo Bills lost, while the Miami Dolphins were idle. Gostkowski tied the game with a 43-yard field goal on the last play of regulation. In overtime, each team gets the ball unless the first team with it scores a touchdown. So the Jets had a chance after the Patriots kicked a field goal. New York moved from its 15 to its 40 before Sanchez lost the ball as he was being sacked and Ninkovich recovered, ending the game. RAIDERS 26, JAGUARS 23 OT OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 40-yard field goal after Cecil Shorts III fumbled on the opening possession of overtime and Oakland rallied from 14 points down in the second half. Carson Palmer threw one TD pass and ran for another to force overtime for the Raiders (2-4) before they won it after Lamarr Houston forced a fumble that Joselio Hanson recovered at the Jacksonville 21. After one play to centre the ball, Janikowski came on to kick the winning field goal to end a rough day for the Jaguars (1-5). The Jaguars lost star running back Maurice Jones-Drew to a left foot injury on the opening drive and quarterback Blaine Gabbert to an injured left shoulder in the second quarter and managed only two downs after halftime behind backup quarterback Chad Henne. COLTS 17, BROWNS 13 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988. Indy (3-3) has already won one more game than it did in 2011. Brandon Weeden threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, but Trent Richardson, who tried to play through a rib cartilage injury, sat out the second half after running eight times for 8 yards in the first half. The Browns (1-6) have lost 11 straight road games. Luck scored on runs of 3 and 5 yards in the first half. Weeden threw a 14-yard TD pass to Greg Little in the second quarter, and a 33-yard TD pass to Josh Gordon in the third quarter. COWBOYS 19, PANTHERS 14 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help Dallas end a two-game losing streak. With Dallas trailing 14-13, Tony Romo led the Cowboys (3-3) into field goal range with a 10-play, 44-yard drive to send Dallas to its ninth consecutive regular-season victory over the Panthers (1-5).
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Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
Central Division GP W LOTLSOL Calgary 12 8 2 1 1 Edmonton 13 7 3 1 2 Red Deer 15 6 7 1 1 Lethbridge 12 5 6 1 0 Medicine Hat 13 4 8 1 0 Kootenay 11 4 7 0 0
GF 46 46 38 32 43 29
GA 35 36 47 40 49 38
Pt 18 17 14 11 9 8
WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Kamloops 13 12 0 0 1 61 Victoria 12 8 4 0 0 35 Kelowna 12 6 5 1 0 45 Prince George 12 5 6 1 0 40 Vancouver 10 2 8 0 0 29
GA 30 36 36 46 42
Pt 25 16 13 11 4
U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Tri-City 14 9 3 1 1 45 34 20 Portland 12 8 3 1 0 43 27 17 Spokane 11 8 3 0 0 42 33 16 Everett 13 5 7 0 1 34 47 11 Seattle 10 5 5 0 0 33 38 10 Notes — a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the tam losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SOL (shootout loss).
Wednesday’s games Regina at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Lethbridge at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Spokane at Prince George, 8 p.m. Brandon at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Sunday Summary Rebels 3, Ice 2 First Period 1. Kootenay, Shirley 4 (Descheneau, Czerwonka) 7:43 Penalties — Fafard RD, Hubic Ktn (fighting) 7:18, Inglis RD (cross-checking), Dirk Ktn (slashing) 19:45. Second Period 2. Kootenay, Descheneau 3, 2:11 3. Red Deer, Pochuk 1 (Hamilton, Bellerive) 3:57 4. Red Deer, Inglis 8 (Ness, Fleury) 13:30 (pp) Penalty — Montgomery Ktn (kneeing) 12:02. Third Period 5. Red Deer, Inglis 9 (Bleackley, Fleury) 14:16 (pp) Penalties — Boomgaarden RD (checking from behind) 5:04, Boomgaarden RD (boarding) 10:27, Hubic Ktn (interference) 14:03. Shots on goal Red Deer 10 13 8 — 31 Kootenay 14 11 7 — 32 Goal — Red Deer: Bartosak (W,4-5-0); Kootenay: Hoflin (L,0-4-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Red Deer: 2-2; Kootenay: 0-2. Attendance — 2,116 at Cranbrook, B.C. AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Manchester 4 3 1 0 0 14 St. John’s 4 2 2 0 0 10 Providence 4 2 2 0 0 10 Portland 3 1 2 0 0 14 Worcester 4 0 3 0 1 9 Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Bridgeport 3 3 0 0 0 13 Springfield 4 3 1 0 0 13 Adirondack 4 2 2 0 0 11 Albany 3 1 2 0 0 7 Connecticut 4 0 3 1 0 13 East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Syracuse 5 4 0 0 1 22
Sunday’s results Prince Albert 5 Swift Current 1 Red Deer 3 Kootenay 2 Saturday’s results Calgary 5 Vancouver 4 Edmonton 4 Medicine Hat 2 Everett 3 Saskatoon 2 Kamloops 6 Kootenay 3 Kelowna 4 Brandon 2 Lethbridge 4 Moose Jaw 3 (OT) Portland 6 Seattle 1 Spokane 3 Prince George 2 Tri-City 2 Swift Current 1 Monday’s games No Games Scheduled.
GA 10 11 11 16 19
Pt 6 4 4 2 1
GA 8 7 12 5 20
Pt 6 6 4 2 1
Sunday’s results Grand Rapids 4 Toronto 3 (SO) Binghamton 2 Hershey 1 (OT) Lake Erie 4 Texas 0 Milwaukee 5 Houston 4 (OT) Rockford 5 Charlotte 4 Syracuse 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Saturday’s results Toronto 5 Hamilton 0 Abbotsford 4 Chicago 1 Adirondack 4 St. John’s 3 Albany 4 Worcester 0 Bridgeport 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Manchester 6 Portland 4 Norfolk 6 Connecticut 3 Providence 3 Springfield 1 Rochester 8 Hershey 7 Syracuse 6 Binghamton 5 (OT) Charlotte 2 Rockford 1 Houston 5 Texas 3 Lake Erie 5 Oklahoma City 3 San Antonio 1 Milwaukee 0 Monday’s games No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s games Portland at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Hamilton at Rochester, 5:35 p.m. Lake Erie at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.
CFL East Division W L T 10 6 0 7 9 0 5 11 0 5 11 0
Buffalo PF 440 371 339 470
West Division GP W L T PF y-B.C. 16 12 4 0 441 x-Calgary 16 10 6 0 464 x-Sask. 16 8 8 0 425 Edmonton 16 7 9 0 370 x — Clinched playoff berth. y — Clinched division.
PA 445 425 492 515
Pt 20 14 10 10
PA 307 382 361 393
Pt 24 20 16 14
Week 17 Saturday’s results Calgary 34 Hamilton 32 Montreal 34 Saskatchewan 28 Friday’s results B.C. 39 Edmonton 19 Winnipeg 44 Toronto 32 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. National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 4 3 0 .571 217 163 Miami 3 3 0 .500 120 117 N.Y. Jets 3 4 0 .429 159 170
BRIEFS Wranglers rope up win over Kings Jason Bell and Jared Kambeitz scored unanswered third-period goals for the Blackfalds Wranglers in a 5-4 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win Sunday over the visiting Strathmore Wheatland Kings. Kambeitz tallied twice for the Wranglers, who got single goals from Trent Hermary and Jared Guilbault. Layne Swier made 17 saves for Blackfalds, which held a wide 66-21 advantage in shots. The win was the second of the weekend for the Wranglers, who defeated the host Airdrie Thunder 5-4 Friday as Hermary, Guilbault, Kambeitz, Chance Abbott and Jared Williams scored and Swier turned aside 43 shots. In other Heritage weekend games involving Central Alberta teams: ● Reese Anheligar and Kyler O’Connor scored for the host Stettler Lightning in a 4-2 loss to Airdrie. Simon Thieleman made 48 saves for the Lightning, who were outshot 52-31. In another contest, visiting Stettler fell 3-1 to
0 .429 171 227
Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville
W 6 3 3 1
South L T 1 0 3 0 4 0 5 0
Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland
W 5 3 3 1
North L T 2 0 3 0 4 0 6 0
Pct .714 .500 .429 .143
PF 174 140 166 147
PA 161 132 187 180
Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City
W 3 3 2 1
West L 3 3 4 5
Pct .500 .500 .333 .167
PF 170 148 113 104
PA 138 137 171 183
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 5 2 0 .714 205 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 103 Dallas 3 3 0 .500 113 Washington 3 4 0 .429 201
PA 137 125 133 200
T 0 0 0 0
Pct PF PA .857 216 128 .500 117 158 .429 149 238 .167 88 164
Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina
W 6 2 2 1
South L T Pct 0 01.000 4 0 .333 4 0 .333 5 0 .167
PF 171 176 148 106
PA 113 182 136 144
North L T Pct PF 1 0 .800 149
the Medicine Hat Cubs. Doug Blacklock got the lone goal for the Lightning, while losing goalie Coleman Waddell made 29 saves. ● The Three Hills Thrashers, with Jesse Scheunert, Lucas Ford, Joel Harrison, Michael Stoetzel, Michael Neumeier and Dylan Houston each scoring once, dumped the visiting Cochrane Generals 6-3. Devon Dell turned aside 31 shots for the win. The Thrashers also roared past the visiting Banff Bears 7-3, getting two goals from each of Josh Rasmussen and Cameron Braun and singles from Scheunert and Harrison. Brady Hoover made 29 saves for Three Hills.
Red Deer teams win three medals Red Deer teams won three medals, but none of them were gold, at the 39th annual Lindsay Thurber senior volleyball tournament Saturday. The Hunting Hills Lightning took second and the LTCHS Raiders third in the boys’ division with the Notre Dame Cougars third on the girls’ side. Bev Facey of Sherwood Park defeated the Lightning 25-18, 20-25, 2512 to win gold in the boys’ division while the Raiders defeated Notre Dame 25-21, 25-23 in the third-
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San Francisco Arizona Seattle St. Louis
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West L 2 3 3 4
Major bantam female The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs split a pair of home-ice weekend contests, beating the visiting Calgary Bruins 6-4 Sunday after falling 3-2 to the Edmonton Thunder 24 hours earlier. Becky Davidson and Reanna Arnold each potted two goals against the Bruins, with Alexandra
Silbernagel and Presley Holman also connecting and Aly Anderson making 28 saves for the win. Arnold and Shelby Schlosser scored against Edmonton. Nisa Bartlett stopped 30 shots in a losing cause. Major bantam female The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, with Car-
National Basketball Association Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 5 1 .833 — Toronto 3 1 .750 1 Brooklyn 3 2 .600 1 1/2 New York 2 2 .500 2 Boston 2 4 .333 3
Miami Atlanta Orlando Washington Charlotte
Southeast Division W L Pct 3 2 .600 3 3 .500 2 4 .333 2 4 .333 1 4 .200
Chicago Indiana Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee
Central Division W L Pct 3 2 .600 3 2 .600 3 3 .500 2 3 .400 2 3 .400
Pct .714 .571 .571 .429
PF 165 124 116 130
PA 100 118 106 141
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 x-Detroit at San Francisco-St. Louis winner, TBA Thursday, Nov. 1 x-Detroit at San Francisco-St. Louis winner, TBA x — If necesssary. Sunday’s Major League Linescore St. Louis 000 001 000 — 1 5 1 San Francisco140 000 01x — 6 9 1 C.Carpenter, S.Miller (5), Salas (7), Rzepczynski (8), Mujica (8) and Y.Molina; Vogelsong, Affeldt (8), S.Casilla (8), Romo (9) and Posey. W—Vogelsong 2-0. L—C.Carpenter 0-2.
T 0 0 0 0
NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery) Spread O/U Tonight Detroit at CHICAGO 5.5 47.5
ley Wlad scoring twice, downed the visiting Edmonton Lightning 5-1 Saturday at Kin City B. Myah Cota, Breanna Martin and Erika Marshall also connected for the Chiefs, who got a 17-save outing from Christina Boulton.
WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) San Francisco-St. Louis winner vs. Detroit (A.L.)
0 .714 167 131 0 .571 184 155 0 .400 126 137
Thursday, Oct. 25 Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 6:20 p.m.
FEMALE MINOR HOCKEY
NATIONAL LEAGUE San Francisco (W) vs. St. Louis (wc) (Series tied 3-3) Sunday’s result San Francisco 6 St. Louis 1 Friday’s result San Francisco 5 St. Louis 0 Monday’s game St. Louis (Lohse 18-3) at San Francisco (Cain 17-7), 6:07 p.m.
Northwest Division W L Pct Utah 4 2 .667 Denver 3 2 .600 Oklahoma City 3 2 .600
Thursday’s Game San Francisco 13, Seattle 6 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 21, Arizona 14 Green Bay 30, St. Louis 20 Houston 43, Baltimore 13 N.Y. Giants 27, Washington 23 Dallas 19, Carolina 14 New Orleans 35, Tampa Bay 28 Indianapolis 17, Cleveland 13 Tennessee 35, Buffalo 34 Oakland 26, Jacksonville 23, OT New England 29, N.Y. Jets 26, OT Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17 Open: Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego Monday’s Game Detroit at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
place game In the semifinals, Hunting Hills downed LTCHS 30-28, 25-12 and Bev Facey stopped Notre Dame 25-22, 25-19. The quarter-finals saw the Raiders defeat W.P. Wagner of Edmonton 2518, 25-17, the Lightning stop Ross Sheppard of Edmonton 25-16, 25-15 and the Cougars down Spruce Grove 25-18, 25-21. In round-robin play Saturday morning, the Raiders downed Spruce Grove 25-12, 25-13 and Hunting Hills defeated the Cougars 25-18, 25-15. On the girls’ side, Sir Winston Churchill of Calgary defeated Bev Facey 25-15, 25-18 in the final. Churchill defeated Notre Dame 25-18, 25-21 in the semifinals while Facey downed the Lightning 25-15, 21-25, 15-8. The Cougars stopped the Lightning 25-22, 28-26 in the third-place match. In the quarter-finals the Lightning downed Salisbury 25-15, 23-25, 153 and Notre Dame beat the Raiders 25-18, 21-25, 15-13. In pool play, H.J. Cody of Sylvan Lake stopped Wagner 25-16, 25-11 and lost to Salisbury 24-26, 2518, 5-15. LTCHS defeated Spruce Grove 25-22, 1425, 15-10 and lost to Hunting Hills 19-25, 13-25. The Lightning also defeated Spruce Grove 25-14, 25-21. The Cougars lost to Churchill 20-25, 12-25 and Bev Facey 16-25, 22-25.
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
GB — 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 2 GB — — 1/2 1 1
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF x-San Jose 33 19 6 8 71 x-Real S.L. 33 17 11 5 46 x-Seattle 32 14 7 11 48 x-Los Angeles 33 15 12 6 58 Vancouver 33 11 13 9 35 Dallas 32 9 12 11 39 Colorado 33 10 19 4 42 Portland 33 8 16 9 33 Chivas USA 33 7 18 8 22 x — Clinched playoff berth. Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie.
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Pacific Division W L Pct 4 1 .800 3 1 .750 2 2 .500 2 3 .400 0 5 .000
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Saturday’s Games Miami 104, San Antonio 101 Atlanta 110, Dallas 94 Indiana 83, Memphis 80 Boston 109, New York 98 Detroit 85, Charlotte 80 Washington 102, Milwaukee 94 Utah 99, L.A. Clippers 91
Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Toronto, 5 p.m. New York vs. Philadelphia at Syracuse, NY, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Miami vs. Charlotte at Raleigh, NC, 5 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Chicago, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
GB — 1/2 1/2
MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF x-Kansas City 33 17 7 9 40 x-D.C. United 33 17 10 6 52 x-Chicago 33 17 11 5 45 x-New York 33 15 9 9 54 x-Houston 33 14 8 11 48 Columbus 33 14 12 7 42 Montreal 33 12 15 6 45 Philadelphia 32 10 16 6 36 New England 33 8 17 8 38 Toronto 33 5 20 8 35
Sunday’s Games Orlando 104, San Antonio 100 Philadelphia 88, Boston 79 Oklahoma City 108, Denver 101 Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, Late
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 3 2 .600 — New Orleans 3 2 .600 — Memphis 2 3 .400 1 San Antonio 2 3 .400 1 Dallas 1 2 .333 1
Football GP y-Montreal 16 Toronto 16 Winnipeg 16 Hamilton 16
GA 26 42 40 46 39 43 50 40 44 60
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GA 42 35 31 47 41 42 50 55 56
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Portland 1 Vancouver 0 Los Angeles 2 San Jose 2 Dallas at Seattle, Late Saturday’s results Montreal 0 Toronto 0 D.C. United 3 Columbus 2 Houston 3 Philadelphia 1 Kansas City 0 New York 0 New England 1 Chicago 0 Colorado 2 Chivas USA 0 Wednesday, Oct. 24 Philadelphia at Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 New York at Philadelphia, 11:30 a.m. New England at Montreal, 12 p.m. D.C. United at Chicago, 2 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 Toronto at Columbus, 2 p.m. Chivas USA at Dallas, 5 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. End of 2012 MLS Regular Season
Generals handed first loss CHINOOK LEAGUE The 2013 Allan Cup host Bentley Generals battled back from a 3-0 deficit Sunday but fell 5-3 to the visiting Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs in Chinook Hockey League play. The Chiefs sped out to a healthy lead on goals from Aaron Agnew, Mike Fiorillo and Chris Giacobbo through 22 minutes, before the Generals pulled even thanks to goals from Chris Neiszner, Curtis Austring and Scott Doucet after two periods. The visitors, outshot 28-17 through 40 minutes, outshot the Gens 13-10 in the final frame while getting goals from Brian Woolger and Brett Holmberg, who scored into an empty net with
29 seconds remaining. Blake Grenier stopped 35 shots as the winning netminder. Travis Yonkman and losing goaltender Andrew Penner combined to make 25 saves at the other end. On Saturday, the Generals invaded Innisfail for a meeting with their old coach, Brian Sutter, and came away with a 7-1 win over the Eagles. Dustin Moore tallied twice for the Generals, who took control of the contest with four unanswered second-period goals. Also scoring for the Gens were Neiszner, Matthew Stefanishion, Kyle Sheen, Jason Lundmark and Travis Brigley. Cody Cartier scored a late goal for the Ea-
gles, who got a 20-save outing from Colin Stebner. Penner stopped 29 shots for the win. Innisfail was a 6-3 winner over the host Sylvan Lake Admirals Friday, as Graham Telford and Dan Shermerhorn each tallied twice and Cartier and Ryan Kallis also scored for the Eagles. Brandon Knelsen, Branden Gay and Aaron Boyer replied for the Admirals. Innisfail netminder Jasen Kipling stopped 28 shots. Andrew Williams made 38 saves for Sylvan Lake.
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Tuesday’s games Spokane at Prince George, 8 p.m. Regina at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Lethbridge at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Brandon at Victoria, 8:05 p.m.
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Hope takes gold on home track
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK After backing up Lauren Good last year, Jesse Stewart came into the Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League season with the RDC Queens soccer team knowing she’d be counted on to handle the goaltending duties. She more than did her job as she allowed only four goals all season while registering eight shutouts in 10 games and posting an undefeated season — 7-0-3 — and recording a goalsagainst-average of 0.40. She’ll need to continue her solid play next weekend as the Queens head into the ACAC playoffs Friday at Grant MacEwan against Grande Prairie.
THIS WEEK Thursday
● High school girls volleyball: Interlock at Hunting Hills — Sylvan Lake vs. Stettler, Hunting Hills vs. Stettler, JVs at 6 and 7:30 p.m.; Hunting Hills vs. Ponoka, Sylvan Lake vs. Stettler, seniors at 6 p.m.; Hunting Hills vs. Stettler, Sylvan Lake vs. Ponoka, seniors at 7:30 p.m. ● College women’s hockey: NAIT at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Vikings vs. Carpet Doctor, Grandview Allstars vs. Carstar, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.
● College soccer: ACAC men’s championship at RDC. ● Major bantam hockey: Camrose at Red Deer Black, 2 p.m., Arena. ● College basketball: Grant MacEwan at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Kelowna at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Midget AAA hockey: UFA at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● AJHL: Camrose at Olds, 8 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Strathmore at Stettler, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Bentley at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m.
● College soccer: ACAC men’s championship at RDC. ● Peewee AA hockey: Taber at Red Deer TBS, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Lethbridge at Sylvan Lake, 3 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton K of C at Red Deer, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Taber at Sylvan Lake, 5:30 p.m.; Medicine Hat at Innisfail, 8 p.m.; Calgary Stampeders at Lacombe, 8:15 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Wheatland at Lacombe, 5:45 p.m.; Bow Valley at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● College volleyball: Grant MacEwan at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow.
The junior boys portion of the provincial cross-country champiopnships got off to a quick start Saturday, at Riverbend Golf Course and Recreation Area. There were 129 participants in the junior boys division and over 800 athletes from across the province that competed in total. Photo by Tony Hansen BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Matt Hope’s decision to drop out of track and concentrate on cross-country running couldn’t have worked out better. The 17-year-old Hunting Hills star capped off his high school career by capturing gold in the senior boys’ division of the provincial cross-country championships at River Bend Golf Course and Recreation Area Saturday afternoon. Hope finished in 20 minutes, 13 seconds, 21 seconds ahead of Russell Pennock of Henry Wise Wood of Calgary. Hope went into the championship as the favourite. “Most of the races I ran this year, I won, but I didn’t let that get in my head. I just wanted to ran fast as this is the one that mattered,” he said. Hope broke away early in the race and never looked back. “After I broke away I gradually worked on my lead, but it was still scary as I didn’t want to get caught.” Hope may have had a slightly advantage over the field as he knew the course. “It did make it better,” he said. “I always knew where I was and how far the finish line was at any given time, so I knew when to start my kick.” In the end the victory was extra special. “It was cool after doing this for three years that the last one was at home. I’m graduating this year so it’s nice to get this one.” Hope got into running in elementary school when he joined the Red Deer Titans Track Club. “After a couple of years I got away from it (the Titans) and started running on my own. Then Mr. J (Hunting Hills coach Brian Johnson) got me going again and helped motivate me. I like track, but I’m definitely stronger in cross-country, and I don’t have
the finishing speed to run track.” Hope plans on taking education next year, but where is still up in the air. “Possibly the U of A, but I’ve trained with Mr. (RDC coach Brian) Stackhouse and he’s a great coach, so there’s a definitely possibility I may go there,” said Hope, who could join former Hunting Hills teammate Kieran McDonald with RDC. “It would be a good idea to join Kieran and it would be closer to home. I want to go somewhere where I’ll get better.” Stephen Payne of Calgary’s Ernest Manning was third at 20:56 while Alex Andres of Wetaskiwin was fifth at 21:23, Tyler Smith of Wetaskiwin sixth at 21:31, Matt Cernohorsky of Notre Dame seventh at 21:32 and Matt Van Mulligan of Hunting Hills eighth at 21:42. Meanwhile, Jordanna Cota of Hunting Hills captured third in the senior girls’ division. “I’m really proud of myself,” said the Grade 12 athlete. “This is my third year and I was 11th, fourth and now third. I’m improving all the way.” Cota had a plan going into the four-kilometre run, and ran her race. “I planned on staying with the lead pack and when they started to pull away I knew I had a lot of work to do, but I kept my pace and stayed with it.” Cota finished at 15:37 with Claire Sumner and Madison Laurin of Calgary’s Western Canada taking the top two positions at 14:53 and 15:09 respectively. “The Western Canada girls were unreal,” said Cota. “I haven’t raced them and they ran a great race.” Cota, like Hope, knew the River Bend track, which was to her benefit. “It definitely helped,” she said. “I’ve trained here once a week and knew where all the turns were.” Cota would also be a great addition to the RDC cross-country team, and does plan on getting into nursing, but isn’t sure yet
where she’ll end up. If she stays in Red Deer, former RDC great Jodi Sanguin is training with and helping coach the RDC team. “I always looked up to her and it would be good to train with her,” said Cota. Alex Johnson of Hunting Hills placed eighth in the senior girls at 16:22. Alex James of Calgary’s Crescent Heights won the intermediate boys’ title in a photo finish with Eric Chan of Edmonton’s Jasper Place. Both finished at 16:50. Issac Penner of Edmonton Strathcona was third at 17:06 and Mitch Dore of Notre Dame fourth at 17:10. Derrick Evans of Hunting Hills was ninth at 17:46. The intermediate girls’ title went to Gillian Ceyhan of Strathcona Tweedsmuir at 15:26 while Adeline Maunder of Paul Kane was second at 15:56 and Elani Bykowski of Chinook of Lethbridge third at 16:04. Kirsten Ramsay of Lacombe was fifth at 16:18. Stefan Daniel of the National Sports School won the junior boys’ title in 13:36 with Jake Armstrong of Western Canada at 13:41 and Cooper Bently of Henry Wise Wood at 14:04. Jelmer Van Den Hadelkamp of Sundre was fifth at 14:12, David Erasmus of St. Thomas Aquinas seventh at 14:16 and Noah Mulzet of Lindsay Thurber eighth at 14:17. Emily Wagner of Calgary’s William Aberhart won the 3km junior girls race in 11:28 with Madison Szafranski of Edmonton’s Harry Ainlay at 11:35 and Justine Santema of Sir. Winston Churchill of Calgary at 12:07. Emily Lucas and Amy Sevetson of Innisfail placed fifth and ninth respectively at 12:19 and 12:35. In team competition, Hunting Hills was second in the 4A division, Wetaskiwin first in 3A, Sundre second in 2A and New Norway second in 1A. firstname.lastname@example.org
AAA Rebels wrangle win from Pronghorns BY ADVOCATE STAFF Optimist Rebels 3 Pronghorns 0 The Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs ran into a hot goaltender on Sunday and yet managed to post their seventh victory of the Alberta Midget Hockey League season. Head coach Doug Quinn said Sunday’s showing has been somewhat of an ongoing pattern and suggested that he’s at least a tad concerned. “There’s no doubt that their goalie played well,” said Quinn, following his club’s 3-0 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns at the Arena, in reference to Tyson Brouwer’s 41-save perfor-
mance for the visitors. “Unfortunately, it’s seems like every team we have played this year, their goalie seems to be playing extremely well. We’re kind of struggling to score goals. We get enough shots, enough opportunities, but some of the kids are not making that adjustment to our league yet.” The Rebels Chiefs boast a rookie-laden lineup loaded with players from last season’s Alberta Minor Midget AAA League finalists — the Red Deer IROC Chiefs and Northstar Chiefs. Surely, the Rebels Chiefs will benefit from that scoring power sooner than later and the lack of offence will soon be a surplus.
“I’m hoping it will,” said Quinn. “We’re getting the opportunities. It’s an adjustment for most of these players . . . every time you move up to another level the goaltenders are better and the defencemen are stronger. We just have to keep working at it and it will come.” Colton Bobyk fired two goals in Sunday’s triumph, with Trey deGraaf also scoring and Matt Zentner making 16 saves for the shutout. Familiar with the Red Deer minor midget AAA coaching staffs of last season, Quinn was well aware of the players and the coaching expertise they received. “There’s no doubt that a lot
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wood Park was two-for-six. Jacob Suppes blocked 27 shots for the winners. Talor Joseph and Ethan Jemieff, who took the loss, combined to make 22 saves for Olds. The Grizzlys, who slipped to 7-9-1 and are tied for fifth in the South Division, entertain the Okotoks Oilers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Brandon Clowes scores a pair in losing cause
Lakers advance to football league semifinals
SHERWOOD PARK — Brandon Clowes notched a pair of second-period goals in a losing cause as the Olds Grizzlys dropped a 5-2 AJHL decision to the Sherwood Park Crusasers in front of 283 fans Saturday. The Crusaders got a first-period goal from Cody Bardick and extended their lead to 4-0 in the second period on goals by Sean McTavish, Lacombe product Blair Mulder and Mike Berry. Clowes then taliied twice before Andrew Gordon replied for the Crusaders before the period ended. The third period was scoreless. Olds was zero-for-five on the power play and Sher-
WETASKIWIN — The Sylvan Lake Lakers advanced to the Central Alberta High School Football League semifinals with a 28-14 victory over the Wetaskiwin Sabres Saturday. The Lakers, who finished third in the A Pool while the Sabres were second in the B Pool, will face the Hunting hills Lightning in the semifinal. The game is slated to go Friday at Great Chief Park. Shon Zenert led the Lakers with 149 yards rushing and two touchdowns while Tyler Ledwos had 98 yards on the ground and a pair of majors. Paul Fuller, who rushed for 67 yards,
of our players have come out of strong programs and certainly their speed and work ethic has been really good,” said Quinn. “We haven’t scored as well as I’d want, but defensively we’ve been good and our goaltending has been really strong.” ● The win was the second in three days for the Rebels, who knocked off the Calgary Royals 6-1 Friday. Jacob Schofield tallied twice and deGraaf, Gabe Bast, Jordan Steenbergen and Jack Goranson also tallied for Red Deer. Jayden Sittler made 19 saves as the Rebels held a 38-20 advantage in shots. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com
and Will Branco scored touchdowns for the Sabres, who will drop into the consolation side. The other semifinal sees Notre Dame at Stettler, which is also expected to go Friday at 4 p.m.
Layden has two touchdowns in Lightning win Cole Layden scored two touchdowns and Ryan Neamtu contributed a third major to lead the Hunting Hills LIghtning past the visiting Olds Bulldogs 23-3 in Central Bantam Football League playoff action Saturday. Ajdin Sarcevic added a pair of two-point converts and a single off a missed field goal. Olds got a 15-yard field goal from Bryce Wachtler. Meanwhile, David Mueller and Carter Makofka each scored a touchdown as the host Lacombe Raiders blanked the Notre Dame Cougars 21-0. Mueller and Makofka each added a twopoint convert, while Jarrett Henderson booted a field goal and the Raiders scored a safety.
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Stampeders survive late comeback BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Stampeders 34 Ticats 32 CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders won a wild one. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats fumbled the ball on what would have been the winning field goal Saturday at McMahon Stadium, giving the hosts a 34-32 win in wintry weather. The Stamps secured second place in the CFL’s West Division with the victory, which means they host the division semifinal Nov. 11. “It was a game of mistakes no question about it,” Stampeder head coach John Hufnagel said. “The conditions had a lot to do with it. We got a break at the end. “I’m not going to take the shine off the victory and what it meant to this organization.” The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 34-28 loss to the Montreal Alouettes earlier Saturday opened the door for Calgary (10-6) to claim second in the division behind the B.C. Lions (12-4). B.C. had clinched the division’s top spot via a win over Edmonton the previous night. The Lions will host the division final Nov. 18. The Ticats (5-11) weren’t mathematically eliminated from the East Division’s post-season with the loss, but their playoff odds remain long with two games remaining in the regular season. Snow squalls before and during the game made for a slick McMahon surface, which contributed to the 10 turnovers in the game. Andy Fantuz fielded the snap on the attempted field goal to win the game for Hamilton, but when he set the ball down, it slipped and Luca Congi didn’t get the 30-yard attempt away as time ran out. “It was a good snap,” Fantuz said. “I put the ball down on the tee and it just went off. It’s just one of those things that happens in this type of weather. It seems like it sums up our season, but we’re not dead yet.” Jon Cornish scored a pair of touchdowns for Calgary. He’s chasing Normie Kwong for the most running yards
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Ricardo Colclough closes in on Calgary Stampeders’ Jon Cornish during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday. The Calgary Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 34-32. by a Canadian in a single season, but the slippery field wasn’t conducive to the running game. With 27 yards Saturday, the New Westminster, B.C., is 136 away from Kwong’s record set in 1956. Cornish led the Stamps with 108 receiving yards, however, including a touchdown catch. Keon Raymond ran an interception back 100 yards for a major and twice sacked Hamilton quarterback Henry Burris, who is Raymond’s off-season neighbour in Calgary. Maurice Price scored his first career touchdown and backup quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell finished a drive for Calgary. Bakari Grant and Chris Williams each had touchdown catches and Chevon Walker had a rushing major
for the Tiger-Cats. Congi was good on two of three other field goal attempts. Fantuz had a two-point convert catch in the fourth quarter. Saturday’s game marked the return of Burris to McMahon for the first time since he was traded to the Ticats in the off-season. The man who led Calgary to a Grey Cup in 2008 completed 24 of 33 passing attempts for two touchdowns. He was intercepted twice and sacked six times. “Just the mistakes we made throughout the game came back to haunt us in the end,” Burris lamented. “It’s hard when it comes down to one play to decide it or whatever. That truly wasn’t the deciding play, but it was disap-
pointing for everything to finish like that.” Hamilton hurt their cause with 98 yards in penalties to Calgary’s 40. Stampeder quarterback Kevin Glenn was 22-for-34 in passing with a pair of touchdown passes. He was intercepted four times, including picks on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter. “I’m very disappointed in myself,” Glenn said. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a game like that. We still got the win. Be happy about that I guess, to play that bad and still get the win.” Announced attendance was 26,542. The haze from Calgary’s post-touchdown fireworks mixed with snow to reduce visibility of the field.
Blue Jays allow Farrell Als overcome injuries to join Red Sox in deal to beat Roughriders TORONTO — John Farrell’s old boss says the Boston Red Sox’s new manager has his dream job. The Blue Jays agreed to a deal with Boston on Sunday that released Farrell from his contract with Toronto, allowing him to join the Red Sox. “This was a dream job for him and an opportunity he really wanted to pursue,” Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopolous said on a conference call. “If it was a deal that made sense for our club as well we were going to go ahead and try to complete that.” The Blue Jays have a policy that employees cannot make lateral moves to other organizations without compensation. As part of the transaction with Boston to acquire Farrell’s services, the Red Sox dealt infielder Mike Aviles to Toronto for right-handed pitcher David Carpenter. “Once John indicated this was something he wanted to pursue ... it didn’t make a whole lot of sense not to see if something could be worked out,” Anthopolous said. Farrell, who was named the 12th manager in Blue Jays history in October 2010, guided the team to a 73-89 record this season, good for a fourth-place finish in the American League East division standings. It was a step back from the team’s performance in 2011, when Toronto finished 81-81 in Farrell’s first season as manager. Farrell was hired by the Blue Jays after four seasons as a pitching coach with Boston. Anthopolous says Farrell indicated to him after the season that if the Red Sox showed interest, he wanted to pursue the opportunity. Boston approached Blue Jays’ management a few days and negotiations went from there. “My responsibility is to the ballclub,” Anthopolous said. “But I also understand the connection, I understand the ties. John had been there a long time, has a lot of strong relationships there. “That’s how he expressed it to me. This is the one job, there’s no
zation. It’s a great franchise in a special city and region, with great fans, and we want nothing more than to reward their faith in us.” In Toronto, Farrell helped instill a more aggressive approach on the basepaths, but inconsistent pitching was a constant issue. Major injuries to several starters wore down the staff in 2012 and ace Ricky Romero had an off-year. Now the Blue Jays will have to fill the void left by Farrell’s departure. Anthopolous says he will begin the process of hiring a new manager in the coming days. “There are zero front runners,” he said. “I’ve started to think about it a little bit but it will be a much small group (of candidates) than last time.” Aviles, 31, appeared in 136 games for the Red Sox last season, batting .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs. Carpenter, 27, was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Houston Astros in July and appeared in three games out of the bullpen. He posted 0-2 record with an 8.07 earned-run average in 33 games with Houston and Toronto in 2012.
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — No S.J. Green. No Brandon London. No Brandon Whitaker. No problem. With their top two receivers and starting running back out hurt, the Montreal Alouettes showed their resilience posting 356 yards of net offence in a 34-28 win Saturday over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Jamel Richardson caught eight passes for 161 yards and third-string tailback Chris Jennings (regular backup Victor Anderson missed the game with injury too) had 125 all-purpose yards as Montreal did just enough to stave off a late Saskatchewan comeback. “That’s all we preach is team-first,” said Richardson, who set up Montreal’s first touchdown — an 18-yard pass from Anthony Calvillo to Bo Bowling — with a 51-yard grab of his own. “That’s why I was never mad about my production because other guys were stepping up, and right now this is a total team effort.” Richardson was referring to his diminished role in Montreal this year. He led the league in receiving last season with 1,777 yards but entered Saturday’s game third on the team and 12th overall with 793. In his last two games, however, Richardson has caught 11 passes for 270 yards. “The coaches leaned on me a little bit,” he said. “They told me they were going to feed me and I’m hungry. I’ve been missing the whole season and now it’s time to step up and time to win a championship.” The win extended Montreal’s lead atop the CFL’s East Division by six
points over the Toronto Argonauts. The Alouettes (10-6) clinched first place Friday when Toronto lost 44-32 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Saskatchewan (8-8) meanwhile missed a chance for the second straight week to clinch a playoff berth, though a Hamilton Tiger-Cats loss to the Calgary Stampeders later Saturday would guarantee the Riders at least a crossover spot. Montreal made the most of the breezy conditions, scoring their first 27 points with the wind at its back With the wind gusting to over 50 km/h at kickoff, Saskatchewan capped its first possession with a one-yard TD toss from Drew Willy to fullback Graeme Bell. It was Bell’s first touchdown since joining his hometown team in 2011 and third overall of his sevenyear CFL career. Montreal took advantage of the wind in the second quarter and put up 13 unanswered points on three consecutive possessions. Calvillo found Bowling in the end zone in between Sean Whyte field goals of 23 and 52 yards. But the Riders regained the lead with two minutes left in the first half when Dressler ran a punt back 66 yards for Saskatchewan’s first punt return score since Jason Armstead did so in 2007 against the Edmonton Eskimos. Backup QB Adrian McPherson’s one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Montreal the lead for good. He scored at 8:23 of the third after a pass interference call negated a goalline interception by Chris McKenzie and an unnecessary roughness penalty to Odell Willis set Montreal up at the Riders’ three-yard line.
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other city that was more of a perfect fit or a perfect opportunity.” Farrell received a three-year deal in Boston, which also interviewed San Diego Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus, New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and Baltimore Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale. “We met some outstanding managerial candidates in this process,” Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said in the statement. “John Farrell brings a unique blend of managerial experience, leadership and presence, pitching expertise, front office experience, and an established track record with many members of our uniformed staff and members of our front office. He will hit the ground running.” The Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine after a disastrous 2012 season that saw the club finish last in the AL East with a record of 6993. “I’m extremely excited to be returning to the Red Sox and to Boston,” Farrell said in a statement. “I love this organi-
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Gainey gets first win Daly says framework after shooting 60 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Tommy Gainey narrowly missed golf’s magic number. He happily settled for a course-record 60 at Sea Island, and his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the McGladrey Classic. Gainey became the fourth player this year to rally from at least seven shots behind in the final round to win on the PGA Tour. He made seven straight 3s on his way to a 29 on the back nine, and then had to wait more than two hours to see if Jim Furyk or anyone else could catch him. No one came particularly close. Tournament host and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III drove into the water on the 16th and made double bogey. Furyk made a 12-foot par save on the 17th hole to stay one shot behind, but he pushed his approach well right on the 18th and made his first bogey in 56 holes. “It’s been a hard year for me and finally, we got it right,” Gainey said. Gainey, a 37-year-old from South Carolina with a homemade swing who is known as “Two Gloves” for wearing black gloves on each hand, joined a long list of unlikely winners this year. He was seven shots behind going into the final round, and his 60 was nearly 9 ½ shots better than the average score. He wound up with a one-shot victory over David Toms, who closed with a 63. Toms also needed a birdie on the 18th hole to catch Gainey, but he pushed his drive well right into the bunker and had little chance of reaching the green. “I was thinking about what kind of putt I was going to have before I ever hit the fairway,” Toms said. “You get ahead of yourself and that’s what happens.” Furyk wound up with a 69 to finish alone in third, a sour end to a season filled with bitter memories. This one won’t sting as much as his bogey on the 16th hole of Olympic Club that cost him a shot at the U.S. Open, or the double bogey on the final hole at Firestone to lose the Bridgestone Invitational, or losing a 1-up lead against Sergio Garcia with two holes to play in the Ryder Cup. He had said at the start of the week that even if he were to win
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Tommy Gainey reacts after hitting a birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the McGladrey Classic PGA Tour golf tournament Sunday, in St. Simons Island, Ga. the McGladrey Classic, that’s not what he would remember from his 2012 season. This time, someone went out and beat him. And Furyk simply couldn’t catch up. Furyk made only two bogeys all week. “I think what I’m most disappointed about is when it came down the stretch, hitting the ball pretty much as good as I can, I made really, really poor swings at 17 and 18 with a 7-iron and 8-iron,” Furyk said. “So to play those two
holes and not get one good look at it for birdie was disappointing.” Gainey finished at 16-under 264 and earned $720,000, along with a trip to Kapalua in January for the Tournament of Champions and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. Love, trying to become the first Ryder Cup captain to win on the PGA Tour since Tom Watson in 1996, lost his hope on the back nine with a three-putt bogey on the 14th. He closed with a 71.
Time is running short to save a full NHL season. But with just days remaining to strike a new collective bargaining agreement and preserve an 82-game schedule, deputy commissioner Bill Daly indicated that he felt there was a deal to be made. Asked on Sunday whether there was a chance for the sides to get something in place by Thursday’s deadline, Daly responded by saying “that’s more of a question for the union than it is for me.” “We think there’s a framework of a deal on the table,” he added. It’s the same conclusion a number of observers reached after watching the league and NHL Players’ Association move closer together in proposals delivered over the last week. At worst, they remain about US$550 million apart in the division of revenue over a five-year deal — depending on which of the union’s three proposals is used and at what rate the business ends up growing. They could be separated by as little as $320 million. The NHLPA has shown a willingness to get to the league’s desired 50-50 split of revenues over the course of the deal, but wants to ensure all current contracts are honoured in full. The NHL attempted to address that with a surprise offer on Tuesday, but the NHLPA didn’t like that the proposed “make whole” provision would see deferred payments count against the earning potential of players in the future. However, commissioner Gary Bettman made it clear to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr that further concessions could be made in that area. “At the end of yesterday’s meeting, Gary did say that (if) the players were prepared to agree to all of the other parts of their offer (subject, perhaps, to ”tweaks“) then I could call him about this issue,” Fehr wrote in a letter to his membership and player agents on Friday. No official bargaining sessions have been scheduled for the coming week. However, the sides are expected to resume talks at some point in New York. There is incentive for both to try and wrap up a deal sooner than later, with the league saying a full season could be played starting Nov. 2 if an agreement is signed by Thursday. “That’s as far as we can go and still play 82 games and be done with the playoffs by the end of June,” Bettman said this week. “Obviously, nobody would think it was appropriate for us to be playing in July.” If the NHL were able to save a full season that included the Jan. 1 Winter Classic outdoor game at Michigan Stadium, it could likely count on raking in revenues similar to the record $3.3 billion it pulled in last year.
Bears, Lions set to renew rivaly in Monday night matchup LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hard feelings? Bad blood? The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for the most part did their best to downplay the idea leading into their game on Monday night. It wasn’t exactly an easy sell. The way emotions boiled over the last time they met at Soldier Field, it’s safe to wonder if sparks might fly this time, too. If they do, players and coaches insisted it’ll be because two division rivals are meeting in a game with quite a bit riding on the outcome and not because of the shenanigans last year. The Bears (4-1) are trying to solidify their spot at the top of the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-3) are trying to jump back into the race. “With anybody in our division, we’re not going to like them and they’re not going to like us,” Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said. “It’s a game we want to win and they want to win. It means a lot to each side. We’ve got to do our best to go out and get the W.” Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford wasn’t taking the bait, either. “I think both of these teams have a lot of respect for each other and what we can do on the field,” he said. “It’s a division game. We’re rivals. They know what we’re going to do; they know what we’re going to do. It’s just going out there and executing and that’s what makes it physical and intense.” It was certainly that way last year, when the Bears beat the Lions 37-13 at Soldier Field. Things were already heated when Chicago’s Tim Jennings picked off Stafford in the fourth quarter and got shoved hard out of bounds by Nate Burleson. As that unfolded, Stafford grabbed Moore by the helmet and threw him to the ground near the Lions sideline, setting off a confrontation that led to Moore’s ejection. That happened a few plays after the Bears’ Lance Briggs delivered a hard hit on Calvin Johnson, but the tension started earlier in the game. Cutler had his helmet ripped off by Ndamukong Suh after a run, and he got slammed to the ground by Nick Fairley on a late hit in the third quarter. It all added up to this: Moore getting fined $15,000 Friday by the NFL for charging into Stafford and Stafford getting hit for $7,500. “I don’t think it’s bad blood,” Moore said. “I think it’s just a guy was frustrated. He did something, I did something, and then that was pretty much it. I don’t really see it as something that just keeps going. If it happens again, I wouldn’t react any different than I did.” But for now, he’s feeling nothing but love for the Lions. Right? “Yeah, hugs and kisses. Birthday wishes,” Moore said, grinning. Not that they’re expecting this one to be giftwrapped. With Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch and Corey Williams up front on defence and Stafford and Calvin Johnson leading the offence, the Lions came in with high expectations. A three-game losing streak nearly derailed them just as the season was starting. That skid ended last week when they rallied to beat Philadelphia 26-23 in overtime. Now, they have a chance to get back to .500, a small but important step for a team that won 10 games a year ago and
made the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. They want to show that they’re more than just a one-year wonder, that they’re built to last. Beating Chicago would be a good start. “We can sit there for a long time and talk about the talent that’s on the field and the respect that we have for them,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “But that means that we’re certainly going to go and give our very best, and we’re going to try to play as tough and as physical as we can. And I think the team that executes the best, the team that plays with the most passion, makes the fewest mistakes, that’s the team that’s going to win — not the team that’s chippiest or anything else. That’s just a side story, I guess.” It would help if Detroit cut back on the penalties after committing 16 against Philadelphia and if Stafford and Johnson connected in the end zone. That hasn’t happened yet.
Johnson has just one TD catch, and it was on a pass from Shaun Hill. Even so, they just might be the league’s most dangerous quarterback-receiver tandem. If they are, Cutler and Brandon Marshall aren’t far behind. So there’s another side story. “They’re awesome,” Stafford said. “They do a heck of a job. They’ve had some really big games this year and they’re really sparking their offence. They are definitely a dangerous combo.” And Johnson has a big fan in Marshall. Chicago’s prized off-season acquisition, he has 10 receivers that he analyzes on his iPad, hoping to pick up some tips. Marshall wouldn’t name them all, but he did say Johnson is one. “I really like what he’s doing,” he said. “I really like where his career is heading. He had an amazing year last year, and a lot of us guys are trying to keep up with the pace he set.”
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ALL ABOUT ANTS A talk on Thursday at Kerry Wood Nature Centre is all about ants. Entomologist James Glasier has the distinction of discovering 53 new ant species in Alberta, doubling the number of species originally thought to be creeping about. The Edmontonborn researcher has focused on the effects of fire on ant numbers, among other topics. He will be presenting a talk on ant diversity, social parasitism and aphid farmers at the nature centre on Thursday, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
CULTURAL CAFE The public is invited to hear stories of international work for the United Nations on Wednesday. The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE) and Red Deer Public Library jointly host a Cultural Café to mark International United Nations Day. The event is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the library’s downtown branch Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room. On hand will be three people from Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan, who will talk about their work with the United Nations. Refreshments will be served. More information is available online at www.immigrantcentre.ca or www.rdpl. org.
SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Dickson Store Museum and Danish Canadian National Museum host their annual Scandinavian Christmas bazaar on Nov. 3. Julestue runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spruce View Hall. Admission is $2 for adults and includes coffee and juice while children’s admission is free. Lunch service begins at 11 a.m. More information is available online at www. dicksonstoremuseum. com of by calling the museum at 403-7283355.
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Sheila Lindsey and niece Chole Lawson, 6, check out the Kaylee Baylee’s hair prettys booth at the Parkland Mall’s inaugural Mall Street Market, where local entrepreneurs sold their products over four days. The event was held to encourage local entrepreneurship and shopping local.
Small businesses go to the mall LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS GET CHANCE TO SELL WARES AND CREATE PRODUCT AWARENESS AT PARKLAND MALL’S INAUGURAL MALL STREET MARKET BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Quilter Norma Riley has practised her craft for more than three decades. Selling the odd homemade quilt or blanket to her friends and neighbours, Riley never officially marketed her products in the small business world. That all changed this past week when Riley, owner of Home Decor Sewing, was one of 26 local entrepreneurs selected to sell their wares at Parkland Mall’s inaugural Mall Street Market. The four-day indoor market gave local Central Alberta small business owners the stage to connect with shoppers and sell their stock at kiosks throughout the mall. Krista Dunstan, Parkland Mall’s marketing director, said the market concept was an opportunity to encourage local entrepreneurship and to shop local. The businesses were given free space for the four days (Thursday to Sunday). One lucky vendor will be named Mall Street Mogul and
will receive two months free rent in a prime kiosk spot in the mall. “It’s very scary to put yourself out there,” said Riley, 62. “ But (starting a business is) no tougher than anything else because this is a city of word of mouth ... Glenda Hodge, owner You take pride in of Creative Coverups, what you do and sold her colourful the rest takes care of itself.” bandanas or chemo Glenda Hodge, hats at the Parkland owner of Creative Mall’s inaugural Mall C o v e r u p s , s a i d starting a business Street Market. is no doubt challenging because the finances have to be in place to make it work. Hodge has a full-time job and works on her homemade chemotherapy bandanas
business in the evenings. “Eventually I would like to transition over to this being my full-time business,” said Hodge, who started her business about a year ago when her older sister was diagnosed with cancer. “So it’s been a little here, a little here on my paycheque trying to make sure I can proceed on.” Jennifer Clark, owner of Kaylee Baylees Hair Prettys, said support from family and friends is key for success in the business world when starting out. Clark has been the business of hair barrettes and hair accessories for about three years. Clark said Red Deer is a great city for launching a business because the community likes to support locally made products. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its annual Communities in Boom: Canada’s Top Entrepreneurial Cities report last week. Red Deer was sixth in a ranking of 103 cities with populations greater than 25,000. In 2010, Red Deer was ranked seventh and in 2009, the Central Alberta city was 32nd on the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology assisting in quality of life RED DEER COLLEGE PROJECT AIMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN COMMUNITIES BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer College research team is using assistive technology to improve the quality of life in the community –– one iPod and one GPS belt at a time. The ongoing study is one of several RDC applied health research projects currently underway that aim to improve health and wellness in communities. This project examines the areas of daily life young adults with intellectual disabilities, seniors and their care providers may benefit through the use of assistive technology. Assistive technology is a broad term used for devices or equipment that help people with disabilities including wheelchairs, hearing aids, speech aid devices or computer programs. Through their research the team has learned there is a gap in assistive technology that helps with leisure activities and social interaction. “Our goal is to find some technology that might help them achieve that,” said Drew DeClerck, a research technician and 2011 RDC graduate. The team has selected Apple’s iPod touch and a Canadian made GPS (global positioning system) guided way-finding belt. On the iPod touch, the team will use iPrompts, a downloadable application that helps
people through everyday tasks like cooking or scheduling in a step by step using photos and timers. “It’s very easy for them to follow instructions on their own that they might not be able to do on their own,” said DeClerck. When a person needs to catch a bus, for example, a photo of a bus stop is programmed to appear. The GPS guided wayfinding belt is worn under clothing. The device will be used to help seniors and those with early stage dementia find their locations. “A care provider could choose a location on something like Google Maps and program a route to the belt,” said DeClerck. “When the person comes to a location and they are supposed to turn either right or left, it will vibrate on that side of the belt.” The researchers hope these devices will increase independence and interaction in the community without the fear of getting lost. DeClerck said the devices also have the potential to improve the quality of life for care givers by freeing up their time and improving the relationship between him or her and the client. By year’s end the team will start recruiting 60 participants (30 for each device) for community trials. DeClerck, along with two students, are part of the team headed
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Red Deer College research technician Drew DeClerck holds an iPod touch, a tool that is part of a research study on assistive technology. The ongoing project looks at new ways to use assistive technology to improve the quality of life for the elderly, those with intellectual disabilities and caregivers. by Scott Oddie, the Rural Health Research chairman and psychology professor Gregory Wells. The college’s health research projects are made possible through
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LUANN Oct. 22 1958 — Blanche Margaret Meagher is appointed Canadian ambassador to Israel. She is Canada’s first woman ambassador. 1885 — The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Parliament in London, England, rules against the appeal of Louis Riel’s sentence, and he will be hanged on Nov. 16. 1854 — John Rae arrives in England to claim the £10,000 British Admiralty prize for
discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin’s expedition. The explorer, fur trader and surgeon made four expeditions to the Arctic before meeting an Inuit man who told him of a group of white men who died of starvation four years earlier, and sold him marked silverware and a medal that confirmed they were from the Franklin expedition. Rae will not be awarded the prize until 1856, since his report quotes Inuits who say the last survivors resorted to cannibalism, and many Britons insisted that sailors of the Royal Navy would never do such a thing.
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Cyprus’ bank chief says public debt sustainable NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ Central Bank chief has dismissed fears that the country’s public debt will become unsustainable if a bailout deal is signed with potential creditors. Panicos Demetriades said Saturday that any bailout loan aims mainly to recapitalize the country’s Greeceexposed lenders and that the debt will come back down to manageable levels once the banks return to private hands. He echoed Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly who said the country will ask the European Commission, the European Central bank and the International Monetary Fund next week that its banks should receive direct support from the new EU bailout fund, once it becomes operational. Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias said Friday he wants a bailout deal signed as soon as possible.
Oilsands creating financial risk? INVESTOR GROUP CONCERNED ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE BY BOB WEBER THE CANADIAN PRESS An international group of ethical funds with investments in Alberta’s oilsands is concerned the industry’s environmental performance could be creating financial risk. “We recognize the economic significance of the resource,” the group says in a statement to be released Monday. “But (we) are concerned that the current approach to development, particularly the management of the environmental and social impacts, threatens the long-term viability of the oilsands as an investment.” The statement is signed by 49 funds. Some are controlled by labour and church groups, such as the United Church of Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress. There are also public-sector pension funds from both sides of the border and private funds from Canada, the U.S. and
Europe. Together, they control about $2 trillion, some of which is invested in companies active in the oilsands. Their statement was co-ordinated and released by the Bostonbased group Ceres, which works to advance environmental causes through the financial sector. The funds say the oilsands industry is not reducing its greenhouse gas emissions or its water use fast enough. They’re concerned about the lack of information on land reclamation liabilities and worry about lawsuits from aboriginal groups. “We’re certainly not claiming that the industry is ignoring these issues,” said Andrew Logan of Ceres. “What we’re saying is that we need to dramatically speed up the pace of innovation.” Ceres considers greenhouse gas emissions a risk because the industry’s rosy forecasts of U.S. export growth don’t account for the potential impact of low-carbon fuel standards, now under consideration or implemented in 14 U.S. states.
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South Korea picked to host UN climate fund SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has been chosen to host a new U.N. climate fund that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to developing nations. Seoul’s Finance Ministry says the decision was made Saturday in a vote by the fund’s 24-member board in Songdo, South Korea. The Green Climate Fund is envisioned as the world’s biggest financier for helping developing nations adapt to climate change and move toward low-carbon economic growth. It would draw and distribute $100 billion that rich nations have pledged annually by 2020. Six nations — South Korea, Germany, Mexico, Namibia, Poland and Switzerland — vied to host the fund. Officials say the decision to pick South Korea is expected to be endorsed at the U.N. Climate Conference in Qatar later this year.
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“Progress will be working over the next 30 days to determine the nature of the issues and the potential remedies,” said company president and CEO Michael Culbert. “The long-term health of the natural gas industry in Canada and the development of a new (Liquefied natural gas) export industry are dependent on international investments such as Petronas’.” The federal government has not provided any further explanation on its rejection of the Petronas deal, but Paradis has highlighted Canada’s “long-standing reputation for welcoming foreign investment.” “The Government of Canada remains committed to maintaining an open climate for investment,” he said Friday. Progress focuses primarily on natural gas exploration, development and production in northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta.
VICTORIA — Opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline gathered Sunday for a protest school of sorts, in preparation for what they hope will be a massive show of environmental force on Monday. An estimated 300 protesters, who organizers say are willing to risk arrest, attended the day-long protest boot camp being offered by Defend Our Coast, the coalition of environmental groups behind the sitin planned Monday on the grounds of the provincial legislature in Victoria. Spokesman Peter McHugh said the group hopes at least a thousand people will come out to show the provincial government that British Columbia voters do not want a pipeline or tanker port proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB). McHugh said protesters do not take lightly the prospect of civil disobedience, and they hope the protest is peaceful. “It’s not our first choice as Canadians, but when the government doesn’t listen, and the people we’ve elected are not representing the people that elected them, civil disobedience is a tactic,” he said. The provincial government is not in session, and no one from Victoria police was available to discuss their plans for the protest. About 4,500 people have signed an online pledge on the group’s website promising support for the protest in Victoria and another provincewide protest is planned for Wednesday at MLA offices in 55 communities throughout the province. For some, the Northern Gateway pipeline has become a lightning rod for discontent not only with the expansion of the Alberta oil sands, but with the provincial Liberal government and the federal Conservative government that has made sweeping changes to environmental laws. The protests have garnered support from unions including the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, the Canadian Auto Workers, the B.C. Teacher’s Federation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union. They have the backing of Greenpeace, ForestEthics, the Council of Canadians and several First Nations, and have been endorsed by high-profile activists such as David Suzuki and Stephen Lewis. Celebrity supporters include filmmaker Michael Moore, singers Sarah Harmer and Dan Mangan, and actors Ellen Page, Mark Ruffalo and Darryl Hannah. The $6-billion pipeline project would carry diluted bitumen from the Alberta oilsands through northern B.C. to a tanker port in Kitimat in one pipe, and condensate from Kitimat east to Alberta in another. Enbridge has estimated that opening up Asian markets to Canadian oil would boost Canada’s GDP by $270 billion over 30 years, and would generate $81 billion in direct and indirect revenues to the federal and provincial governments. Of that, B.C. would receive about $6 billion, while Ottawa would receive about $36 billion and Alberta $32 billion. Environmental review hearings in Prince George, B.C., have been adjourned for one week, and will resume Oct. 29.
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German automaker BMW to build plant in southern Brazil SAO PAULO, Brazil — Officials say German automaker BMW AG will build a factory in southern Brazil. Santa Catarina state Gov. Raimundo Colombo says BMW will invest approximately 1 billion reals ($500 million) to build the plant. Colombo tells the state government’s website he will meet with President Dilma Rousseff on Monday “to explain details of the investment.” The website says BMW will produce mediumsized sedans, the first of which will off the assembly line in about two years.
Ceres estimated in 2010 that if such regulations eventually cover half of the U.S. market, the export potential for oilsands crude would be reduced by 25 per cent. If such regulations were implemented federally, markets for the oilsands fuel could shrink by a third. “Most companies don’t really have targets around reducing their greenhouse gas emissions or their water use,” Logan said. “What we’re looking for is specifics.” Dan Wicklum of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance said his recently formed group of 12 major oilsands producers is starting to do just that. “Companies certainly want to push themselves,” he said. “We’re just developing the process that we would use to engage and set our goals ... The companies have committed to set a goal.” “Oil sands operators will continue to work with governments and Aboriginal groups to clarify the consultation and accommodation process for the benefit of all parties over the longer term.”
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, file photo, Michael S. Jeffries, chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, speaks at the annual National Retail Federation conference in New York. When it comes to flying, it seems that Abercrombie & Fitch, Jeffries is obsessed with the details. A 40-plus page manual that was filed with court documents in relation to an age discrimination suit by a former pilot outlined a list of instructions for crew members aboard the CEO’s Gulfstream jet that stipulated everything from how to arrange the toilet paper to what type of cologne should be worn.
Progress Energy disappointed with federal dismissal of Petronas deal THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Natural gas producer Progress Energy Resources is expressing its disappointment after the federal government rejected a Malaysian state-owned energy giant’s proposed takeover bid for the Calgary company. Malaysia’s Petronas is offering $6 billion in its attempt to takeover Progress (TSX:PRQ), but after a detailed review, Industry Minister Christian Paradis refused to approve the transaction. The minister said Friday that he informed Petronas he was “not satisfied that the proposed investment is likely to be of net benefit to Canada.” Under the Investment Canada Act, Petronas has up to 30 days to make changes to the proposed deal and send it back to Ottawa for another review. In a statement issued on Saturday, Progress expressed its displeasure at Paradis’ decision.
The market impact of U.S. elections Financial markets and investors around take Washington’s philosophy in a different the world will be focusing their attention direction and any sense that Romney could on the results of the upcoming presidential take the White House would be greeted election in the United States with a strong positive reaction next month. in the equity market.” Whether voters decide to reHistory seems to indicate elect Democrat Barak Obama or that U.S. presidential elections make a change in leadership in can impact the movement and favour of Republican Mitt Romperformance of financial marney could well determine how kets. financial markets perform in the One of the most prominent months and years ahead. theories on the subject is the Jack Ablin, chief investment presidential election cycle theoofficer of BMO Harris Bank, said ry, which says stocks decline in Obama’s campaign has argued the year immediately following that government has largely a presidential election and then been responsible for business go up over the course of the next TALBOT success because of its investthree years, no matter who wins BOGGS ments in roads, bridges and inthe election. frastructure. While the theory was relaRomney, on the other hand, tively reliable in the early- to has argued that the country is mid-1900s, data from the latter overburdened by government mandates half of the century has disproved it. and taxation. In 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first “The nature of the presidential election year, the market was down by 27.3 per cent. hinges on how to best guide the economy: The Truman and Eisenhower eras also free market capitalism or a mixed economy started off with a down year in the stock emphasizing government investment,” said market. Ablin. “It is a mandate on capitalism and However, the start of more recent presithe size of government. dencies showed a different pattern. “A Romney victory has the potential to In George H.W. Bush’s first year, the
market was up 25.2 per cent, and the start of both of Bill Clinton’s terms showed strong market performance — up by 19.9 per cent and 35.9 per cent respectively. Going back to 1928 and incorporating 21 elections, RBC Capital Markets concluded in a recent report that the final 12 months leading up to the election is the worst performing year for the TSX, while the first 12 months following an election is the weakest for the S&P 500. The report found that the third year of a presidential term is the best for North American equity markets with median returns of 14.7 per cent for the TSX and 21.2 per cent for the S&P. The weakest performing year for the TSX with a median return of 5.4 per cent is the fourth year of a presidential term, compared to the first year for the S&P 500, with a 1.6 per cent median return. One of the study’s most interesting findings is that markets do react differently to Democrat and Republican victories. The median returns for the TSX and S&P 500 for a Democratic-term president are 13.8 per cent and 10.0 per cent respectively compared to 0.4 per cent and three per cent for a Republican term.
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Canadian drug firms make case for patent protection BY JULIAN BELTRAME THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — As trade talks with Europe enter the final stretch, Canada’s patent drug industry is making a final push to sell their brand of medicine to Canadians. This week, Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies will release three studies in an effort to show they have kept their word on research spending and that, nevertheless, the situation is getting dire. One report from the KPMG consulting firm, which will almost certainly be contested by critics, suggests spending by the industry in Canada has been underestimated and is at about the 10 per cent level of sales it promised in the 1980s when the government of Brian Mulroney controversially extended patent protection. Another study estimates there are currently 46,000 jobs connected to the brand-name drug industry and they are among the best paying in the country. The industry’s chief lobbyist Russell Williams says whether the critics believe the findings is irrelevant because even using previous calculations, the story is the same. Canada has some of the world’s best researchers, a modern health system and first-rate facilities, yet only gets about one per cent of the $100 billion spent globally on pharmaceutical research and development. And that number has dropped in the past decade and continues to head south. “Regardless how you count, we are no longer competitive and if we don’t compete, we will continue to decline,” he said. He points to what happened after 1986, when
‘REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU COUNT, WE ARE NO LONGER COMPETITIVE AND IF WE DON’T COMPETE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO DECLINE.’ — RUSSEL WILLIAMS INDUSTRY CHIEF LOBBYIST
investment dollars poured into Canada once the government extended patent protection for drug manufacturers. Since, other countries have surpassed Canada’s protection regime, he says, and the result is a tailing off of spending. The argument is similar to the one Finance Minister Jim Flaherty makes in support of lowering corporate taxes — reduce the costs for firms and they will invest and create jobs in Canada. The public relations push dovetails with the last scheduled negotiation session for the Canada-European Union free trade agreement, where patent protection is a key issue. Talks are slated to end this week with the aim of signing a high-level deal by the end of the year. Europe has made nudging Canada to adopt its standards on pharmaceutical patents and data protection a key demand, which according to a government study would extend the average lifespan of a new drug by 2.66 years. The confidential internal study from Industry Canada and Health Canada reported by The Canadian Press last week estimates that would cost consumers up to $2 billion a year because it would delay production of cheaper generic drugs. The Canadian generic drug industry’s own financed research estimates the cost would be in the
neighbourhood of about $3 billion a year. The costs would have to be borne by provincial drug plans, employee insurance plans and individuals who buy drugs. In response to grilling in the Commons, the federal government has mostly tried the square the circle on the drug costs-drug research issue and point out no deal has yet been signed. “What our government is doing and what we have always sought to do with this agreement is to strike a balance between promoting innovation and job creation and ensuring that Canadians have access to the affordable drugs that they need,” responded Gerald Keddy, the parliamentary secretary to the trade minister. But NDP trade critic Don Davies worries that the fact Ottawa would commission a cost analysis near the end of the scheduled negotiations suggests the government is considering giving in to Europe’s demands. That would be a mistake, he says, adding that he does not believe a case has been made between the length of patent protection and research dollars. “They want a unilateral commitment based on a qualified promise there may be more investment,” he said. “They’ve shown they haven’t kept their promises in the past.” Williams disputes it is possible to estimate 10 years into the future the impact of a policy shift — that’s why he says the industry can’t say how many additional jobs would be created if patent protection is extended. But he argues logic dictates that if Canada can’t offer drug makers equal or superior conditions to its competitors, the country will lose out not only in jobs, but also in its standing in the life-science field. “It’s tough to get our message out,” he admits.
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China’s new leaders face political battles THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — China’s economic model that delivered three decades of double-digit growth is running out of steam and the country’s next leaders face tough choices to keep incomes rising. But they don’t seem to have ambitious solutions. Even if they do, they will need to tackle entrenched interests with backing high in the Communist Party. The cost of inaction could be high. The World Bank says without change, annual growth could sink to 5 per cent by 2015 — dangerously low by Chinese standards. Some private sector analysts give even gloomier warnings. The government’s own advisers say it needs to promote service industries and consumer spending, shifting away from reliance on exports and investment. That will require opening more industries to entrepreneurs and forcing cosseted state companies to compete. State banks would have to lend more to private business that is starved for credit. The ruling party’s latest five-year development plan promises reforms in broad terms. Premier Wen Jiabao apologized at a news conference in March for not moving fast enough and vowed quicker action. But many changes could face opposition from China’s most influential factions — state companies, their allies in the party, bureaucrats and local leaders. “If the challenge is, can they do radical reform all at once, we know that won’t happen because these leaders aren’t powerful enough,” said Scott Kennedy, director of Indiana University’s Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business in Beijing. “They are facing interests which wouldn’t possibly allow that to occur.” Also at issue is how much Communist Party leaders are willing to cut back state industry that provides jobs and money to underpin the party’s monopoly on power. Li Keqiang is the man in line to lead reforms as the next premier, China’s top economic official. Now a vice-premier, Li is seen as a political insider with an easygoing style, not a hard-driving reformer. Along with the rest of the party’s Standing Committee, the ruling inner circle due to be installed in November, Li will govern by consensus, which could blunt their force. “They are under pressure to change the economy, but they will not demolish party control,” said Mao Yushi, an 83-year-old economist who is one of China’s most prominent reform advocates. He co-founded the Unirule Institute of Economics, an independent think-tank in Beijing. Li showed his political skills but little zeal for reform as governor and later party secretary of populous Henan province in 1998-2004. His time there coincided with several fatal fires — including a Christmas Day blaze at a nightclub in 2000 that killed 309 people — and efforts by local officials to suppress information about the spread of AIDS by a blood-buying industry.
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PIPELINE: Protester boot camp The three-member panel review panel has until the end of next year to complete its report and — if approved —Enbridge’s most recent projections have the pipeline up and running in 2018. George Hoberg was one of the protesters attending boot camp on Sunday. “I believe we have a climate emergency and politics, as usual, is not working so we need to engage in direct action and other forms of disruption to ensure politicians understand the importance of this issue to citizens and to future generations,” said the professor in the faculty of forestry at the University of British Columbia. “I want politicians to wake up and understand that there will be serious political consequences if they push these projects through.”
PROGRESS: Bid reected 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. The government’s rejection of the
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In this June 18, 2012, file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer comments on the Windows 8 operating system. The PC industry is in a slump, as consumers show more interest in tablet computers and smartphones. Officially, PC makers say they expect Windows 8, which launches Oct. 26 to get buyers to open their wallets, but industry watchers and analysts are skeptical.
Wireless carriers fight rising cellphone thefts THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cellphone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns. Nearly half of all robberies in San Francisco this year are cellphone-related, police say, and most occur on bustling transit lines. One thief recently snatched a smartphone while sitting right behind his unsuspecting victim and darted out the rear of a bus in mere seconds. Another robber grabbed an iPhone from an oblivious bus rider — while she was still talking. And, in nearby Oakland, City Council candidate Dan Kalb was robbed at gunpoint of his iPhone Wednesday after he attended a neighbourhood anticrime meeting. “I thought he was going to shoot me,” recalled Kalb, who had dropped his phone during the stickup. “He kept saying, ’Find the phone! Find the phone!”’ These brazen incidents are part of a ubiquitous
Petronas bid comes as it is in the process of reviewing another Asian takeover offer — China National Offshore Oil Co. is offering $15.1 billion for Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). Observers had been looking to the Petronas review for signals on the Harper government’s thinking about the more controversial deal to sell Nexen to a company controlled by China’s government.
ELECTION: Returns “Contrary to popular opinion, equity markets yield better returns in the years following the election of a Democratic president,” the report said. “Tracking performance on a yearby-year basis over election cycles we find that a Republican win tends to be associated with soft share price performance in all the years with the exception of year three (while) performance following a Democratic win has been more consistently positive in each of the four years after an election. The bottom line — the TSX and S&P 500 historically produced better returns when a Democratic president is elected.” The RBC report found further that the materials and technology sectors on both the TSX and S&P tend to perform more poorly in the three months leading up to the election, while energy, financials and technology on the TSX and health care, financials, consumer staples and consumer discretionary stocks on the S&P 500 tend to perform better in the first six to nine months following the election. “Probably the two most sensitive sectors to this election are health care
crime wave striking coast to coast. New York City Police report that more than 40 per cent of all robberies now involve cellphones. And cellphone thefts in Los Angeles, which account for more than a quarter of all the city’s robberies, are up 27 per cent from this time a year ago, police said. “This is your modern-day purse snatching,” said longtime San Francisco Police Capt. Joe Garrity, who began noticing the trend here about two years ago. “A lot of younger folks seem to put their entire lives on these things that don’t come cheap.” Thefts of cellphones— particularly the expensive do-it-all smartphones containing everything from photos and music to private emails and bank account statements— are costing consumers millions of dollars and sending law enforcement agencies and wireless carriers nationwide scrambling for solutions. In San Francisco, police have gone undercover and launched a transit ad campaign, warning folks to “be smart with your smartphone.” Similar warnings went out in Oakland, where there have been nearly 1,300 cellphone robberies this year.
and financials — health care because of the sweeping legislation that President Obama ushered in his first terms and financials based on the ongoing regulatory environment for the banks,” Ablin said. No matter who wins the markets likely will have something to say about
the result. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.
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Brooks joins Country Music Hall of Fame COUNTRY MUSIC STAR EMOTIONAL AS HE GETS INDUCTED WITH CONNIE SMITH AND PIG ROBBINS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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NASHVILLE — Garth Brooks promised he’d be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building. Reflecting on personal heroes George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor on hand to salute him Sunday night, Brooks teared up as he spoke with reporters on the red carpet. He only got more emotional as the night went along. “I moved to this town for one reason and that was to get ’Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old’ cut by George Strait,” Brooks said before the ceremony as his eyes began to redden. “That’s what George is singing tonight. It’s gonna be so cool. I’m a fan. So I get to be a fan tonight.” Brooks was inducted along with trailblazing singer Connie Smith and keyboard player Hargus “Pig” Robbins, whose rolling signature sound has adorned countless hits across the radio dial. It was a night studded with stars. Strait, Seeger and Taylor played for Brooks, dubbed “the mighty Garth” by Robbins. Lee Ann Womack, the Quebe Sisters and The Whites saluted Smith. Merle Haggard provided her induction speech. Ronnie Dunn serenaded Robbins with a version of George Jones’ “White Lightning,” the first No. 1 hit Robbins played on in 1959, while simultaneously drinking moonshine from a Mason jar. Ronnie Milsap, who like Robbins is blind, joked “Pig and I are driving home tonight,” before joining Robbins on “Behind Closed Doors.” Robbins is one of the most widely recorded session players in Nashville history, though his reputation spread far beyond Music City’s borders. From Jones and most of his country contemporaries to rock ’n’ roll pioneers like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and J.J. Cale, he worked with some of the most dynamic artists in music history. His sound defines some of pop music’s most memorable songs as well, which Crystal
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Billy Ray Cyrus’ new album ‘pretty dang personal’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Billy Ray Cyrus sums up his new album in the true spirit of a country artist. “It’s pretty dang personal,” the Kentucky native said of “Change My Mind,” which hits stores in Canada on Today. Of course, that’s nothing new for the famed “Achy Breaky Heart” singer/ songwriter/actor, who’s sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. Several of his 13 studio releases have delved into his life, including 1992’s smash “Some Gave All.” That album was certified multi-platinum nine times in the U.S. and spawned “Achy Breaky Heart,” as well as a line dancing and Cyrus-style mullet craze. “But this is right up there, this is an extremely personal album,” a mulletfree Cyrus — wearing a cowboy hat, jean jacket and blue jeans — noted with his twang in a recent interview. Cyrus, 51, said he was driven by “the pure love of making music” for “Change My Mind,” which was recorded over about six months in California with Grammy-nominated and multi-Juno Award-winning producer Brandon Friesen. “For me, as a songwriter, I’ll never paint the Mona Lisa, but I don’t have any desire to. I’m a simple guy from eastern Kentucky that writes about simple things, and I don’t really try to say it in a fancy way just because I don’t know that. So the combination of me and Brandon together, it just made a chemistry. He took the simplicity of the songs that I wrote ... and really took me to a whole new level.” The tunes combine all of Cyrus’s influences, “from bluegrass to outlaw
country to southern rock to swamp rock,” he said. “Just core, southern rock, honky tonk, stompin’ good time music.” But Cyrus’s lyrics also indicate he needed to get some heavy feelings off his chest. On the first single, the banjo and fiddle infused country-rock title track, he croons about backtracking on a decision to leave a loved one. The song seems to allude to Cyrus’s decision last year to withdraw his divorce filing and reconcile with his wife, Tish — a topic that a publicist warned was off-limits during his recent swing through Toronto. The couple has five children, including actress/pop star Miley Cyrus, who starred with her dad on the medical drama “Doc” and the hit Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.” “Tomorrow Became Yesterday” and “Good As Gone” also touch on lost love, while the ballad “That’s What Daddys Do” (which is the spelling Cyrus went with on the liner notes) has him ruminating on his family. Cyrus said his daughters Noah and Brandi also sing on the tune — one of five in his career that have touched on fatherhood after “Trail of Tears,” “Call Me Daddy,” “Hey Daddy” and “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” which he recorded with daughter Miley. Cyrus joked that if he writes a couple more tunes on fatherhood, he’ll “have a whole daddy album one of these days.” “Somewhere along the line I became, for a lot of kids around the world, some image of their daddy, America’s daddy or the world’s daddy or whatever I was on ’Hannah Montana,”’ he surmised.
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Scary movie fans are still into “Paranormal Activity,” though the horror franchise looks as though it’s starting to run out of steam at the box office. Paramount’s “Paranormal Activity 4” debuted at No. 1 with $30.2 million, a big drop from the $40 million and $50 million opening weekends of the last two installments, according to studio estimates Sunday. Perpetual hit maker Tyler Perry failed to find an audience for his new persona as ace crime solver. Summit Entertainment’s “Alex Cross,” starring Perry as author James Patterson’s brilliant criminal profiler, was a dud, opening at No. 5 with $11.8 million. Perry has written, directed and starred in a string of hits featuring his sassy grandma Madea, which mostly have had opening weekends two and three times bigger than that of “Alex Cross.” Fans didn’t buy into Perry as Cross as the police detective goes up against a diabolical serial killer. “He’s become so identified and so successful with the Madea franchise that when he steps outside of that, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the audience is going along with him,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood. com. “It’s fun for him to stretch out a little bit, but it didn’t really pay off.” Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage tale “Argo” held up well in its second weekend, remaining at No. 2 with $16.6 million, dropping just 15 per cent from its debut. Big studio releases often drop 50 per cent or more in subsequent weekends, but “Argo” has proven a hit with critics and audiences alike, earning Academy Awards buzz and strong word of mouth that should give it a long run at theatres. Affleck, who also directed “Argo,” plays a CIA specialist who concocts a wild plan to rescue six Americans hiding in Tehran after the 1979 takeover of the U.S.
embassy there. Released by Warner Bros., “Argo” raised its domestic total to $43.2 million. Liam Neeson’s action sequel “Taken 2,” which had been No. 1 the previous two weekends, slipped to fourth-place with $13.4 million, lifting the 20th Century Fox release’s domestic haul to $106 million. Adam Sandler’s animated hit “Hotel Transylvania,” from Sony Pictures, also held up well at No. 3 with $13.5 million, pushing its domestic earnings to $119 million. While domestic revenues were way down for the fourth “Paranormal Activity” flick, the franchise remains a big moneymaker for distributor Paramount. “Paranormal Activity 4” was produced on a tiny budget of $5 million, continuing the franchise’s trend of turning minimal investments into tidy profits. “For us, the focus is always, what are these movies made for and how profitable are they? Within Paramount, it’s a colossal success,” said Don Harris, the studio’s head of distribution. “A $5 million movie that has an opening weekend of over $30 million, it’s really kind of irrelevant what No. 2 or No. 3 did. The movies really stand on their own.” In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s acclaimed drama “The Sessions” did solid business, opening with $121,005 in four theatres in New York City and Los Angeles, for a healthy average of $30,251 a cinema. By comparison, “Paranormal Activity 4” averaged $8,851 in 3,412 theatres.
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Gayle reminded everyone by singing “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” “If we listened to every hit record he played on, none of us would live long enough to make it to the end,” Charlie McCoy said during his induction speech for Robbins. Robbins also played on Smith’s early recordings shortly after she arrived in Nashville. Smith recounted before the show how she won a talent contest in Columbus, Ohio. Bill Anderson heard her sing and less than a year later she had her first hit, “Once a Day,” which became the first debut single by a female country artist to reach No. 1. It sat atop the charts for eight weeks. She inspired a generation of singers just as she was inspired by singers like Jean Shepard and the late Kitty Wells, whom she now joins in the hall of fame. “Jean Shepard went in last year and she said, ’I hope they hang your plaque next to mine,’ and I don’t think I could have a better compliment that that,” Smith said. Wherever they decide to hang Brooks’ plaque will quickly become the most visited spot in the museum. Selling out stadiums, drawing more than 750,000 fans to Central Park, hosting “Saturday Night Live” and earning his own TV specials, Brooks rose from playing for tips in Oklahoma bars to becoming a pop culture phenomenon who started fashion trends, changed the concert business and is still imitated endlessly despite a decade of semi-retirement. Name just about any trophy, lifetime achievement award or honorific, and Brooks can claim ownership. He balked, though, when informed he’d be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last spring because of all the greats he thinks should go in ahead of him. But there’s no denying Brooks’ place in not only country music history, but American pop music as well. The third bestselling artist in U.S. history with more than 128 million albums sold, he helped take an oft-maligned genre of music to the world.
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Meningitis outbreak kills at least 15 Mom worried about son marrying woman half his age THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dear Annie: My son, “Clark,” if someone says they don’t paris 51 years old and never mar- ticipate in the holidays, please ried. Last month, he met a respect their wishes. We do not 26-year-old online. This girl’s feel left out or deprived. When mother is only four months we receive a gift anyway, it’s older than my son. The girl is rude. It becomes all about you. younger than my grandchil- So, Annie, if it happens again, dren. should I refuse the gift politeClark has proposed to this ly? Also, should I complain girl and put money in an ac- about the music or just grit my count for her to use for their teeth and deal? — Modern-Day wedding. I learned about the Scrooge wedding dress and the Dear Scrooge: reception hall from It’s OK to accept my daughter. I know an unanticipated nothing about the gift without recipgirl’s family except rocating. Just say her parents are dithank you. Comvorced and her mothplaining about the er is living with the music, however, man who fathered is probably an her little brother. exercise in futilI am a bit leery of ity. Bring headwhat’s going on and phones. worry that this girl Dear Annie: I is using Clark for his was appalled by money. When she and your response to MITCHELL her family go out with “Judged Wrong & SUGAR him, he pays for evin Jersey,” who is erything. I care about mistaken for Goth my son and don’t because she wears want him to get hurt. a lot of eyeliner. How do I get the two of them to You told her to “take responlet me in on what’s happening? sibility” for her choices. She’s — Mom a kid. How is she supposed to Dear Mom: Your son is 51 know who she is if she doesn’t years old, and if he wants to experiment? You should have marry a girl half his age and encouraged her style. — Bulgive her all of his money, that’s lied Victim his decision, good or bad. He Dear Victim: The girl is not certainly wouldn’t be the first being bullied. She has made a man to behave this way. We un- choice that has produced negderstand your concern, but if ative repercussions. Readers you want your son to be part of were upset that we didn’t tell your life, you will need to ac- “Judged” to wear as much eyecept his decision to marry this liner as she likes, and that we girl. Do your best to put aside didn’t yell at the fleeting comyour misgivings and welcome ment by an unknown teacher. her. She may, in fact, turn out Fair or not, people judge to be a terrific young woman based on appearances. Teenagand a good wife. But if things ers are not toddlers (although go south, please resist the urge they both do things to gain atto say “I told you so.” tention). Part of the maturation Dear Annie: Based on strong process is learning to underpersonal beliefs, I made the stand that choices have consedecision 10 years ago to quit quences. If she chooses to wear celebrating the major religious heavy eyeliner, it’s fine with holidays. I don’t begrudge oth- us, and we hope she enjoys the ers celebrating, and I keep my experience, but she should ac“bah humbugs” under wraps. cept that she is provoking a reLast year, I ended up in a action. If she doesn’t like the difficult situation. I was pa- feedback, she can modify her tient when my office played makeup or brave the criticism. holiday music from Thanks- And if she takes pleasure in giving to Christmas. I good-na- the response, she shouldn’t turedly cut out snowflakes to complain about it. contribute to the team decoAnnie’s Mailbox is written by rating contest. I even partici- Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugpated in the potluck by baking ar, longtime editors of the Ann a batch of cookies. However, Landers column. Please email I politely declined the secret your questions to anniesmailSanta gift exchange. Unfortu- firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annately, my well-meaning super- nie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Synvisor bought me a gift anyway. dicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Please tell your readers that Beach, CA 90254.
NEW YORK — Was it some mouldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients? There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroid medication has been linked to a lethal outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis. The outbreak has killed at least 15 people and sickened more than 200 others in 15 states. Nearly all the victims had received steroid injections for back pain. Federal and state investigators have been tightlipped about any problems they may have seen at the New England Compounding Center or whether they have pinpointed the source of the contamination. They did disclose last week that they found fungus in more than 50 vials from the pharmacy. Company spokesman Andrew Paven said by email that criminal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration were at the pharmacy in Framingham, Mass., on Tuesday. The visit was part of a broad federal and state investigation of the outbreak, FDA spokesman Steven Immergut said in an email. New England Compounding has not commented on its production process or what might have gone wrong, so outside experts can only speculate. But the betting money seems to be on dirty conditions, faulty sterilizing equipment, tainted ingredients or sloppiness on the part of employees. The drug at the centre of the investigation is made without preservative, meaning there’s no alcohol or other solution in it to kill germs such as a fungus. So it’s very important that it be made under highly sterile conditions, experts said. Compounding pharmacies aren’t as tightly regulated as drug company plants, but they are supposed to follow certain rules: Clean the floors and other surfaces daily; monitor air in “clean rooms” where drugs are made; require employees to wear gloves and gowns; test samples from each lot. The rules are in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, a kind of national standards book for compounding medicines that’s written by a non-profit scientific organization. Most inspections, though, are handled by state boards of pharmacy. Massachusetts last inspected New England Compounding in March in response to a complaint unrelated to the outbreak; the results have not been released. High-volume production of the sort that went on at New England Compounding also raises the chances of contamination, experts said. Traditionally, compounding pharmacies fill special orders placed by doctors for individual patients, turning out maybe five or six vials. But many medical practices and hospitals place large orders to have the medicines on hand for their patients. That’s allowed in at least 40 states but not under Massachusetts regulations. Last month, New England Compounding recalled three lots of steroids made since May that totalled 17,676 single-dose vials of medicine — roughly equivalent to 20 gallons. “I don’t see it as appropriate for a community pharmacy to do a batch of something preservative-free in numbers in the thousands” of doses, said Lou Diorio, a New Jersey-based consultant to compounding pharmacies. Diorio, who has no connection to the investigation or the company, said it is harder to keep everything sterile when working with large amounts. To make the steroid, a chemical powder
from a supplier is mixed with a liquid, sterilized through heating, then pumped into vials, according to Eric Kastango, another consultant from New Jersey who helps compounding pharmacies deal with contamination problems. He is not connected to the company either. Perhaps the powder was contaminated, either at New England Compounding or another location. Maybe the fungus was in the liquid, some experts said. Kastango offered additional possible scenarios, related to the large volume produced: Making thousands of doses at a time can take many hours or days. It’s possible that a batch could sit for hours or even a day or so before being placed in vials, making it vulnerable to contamination, he said.
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Shawn Lockhart looks at the meningitis-causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control. It’s also likely a pharmacy worker would take a break to get a snack or cup of coffee, to go to the bathroom or to step outside for a smoke, Kastango explained. If the person hurried back and didn’t properly wash up or put on new gowns, masks and other safety garb, that could introduce contamination. Faulty or misused sterilizing equipment is also a possibility. After a 2002 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a South Carolina compounding pharmacy, investigators discovered that a piece of sterilizing equipment called an autoclave had been improperly used by the staff. The types of fungus in the latest outbreak are ubiquitous: The first to be identified was Aspergillus, commonly found indoors and outdoors. As more testing of patients was completed, it became clear that another fungus — a black mould called Exserohilum — caused most of the illnesses. Exserohilum is common in dirt and grasses. Most people do not get sick from ordinary exposure to these kinds of fungus, but spinal injections can provide them a pathway into the brain. Doctors are generally leery of using spinal steroid injections that contain preservatives because of fears the preservatives themselves can cause side effects. Whatever happened at New England Compounding, it probably wasn’t unique. Just last year, there were at least three apparently similar incidents: At least 33 patients suffered fungal eye infections traced to products made by a compounding pharmacy in Ocala, Fla.; at least a dozen Florida patients were blinded or damaged in an outbreak linked to a compounder in Hollywood, Fla.; and the deaths of nine Alabama patients were attributed to tainted intravenous nutritional supplement provided by a compounder in Birmingham. “These events have been happening once or twice a year for the last 15 years,” Kastango said. “We wouldn’t tolerate this if a plane crashed once or twice a year. But in health care, we’ve grown desensitized to these kinds of problems.”
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Obituaries WALLATOR Pat (nee Hook) 1943 - 2012 The family of Pat Wallator sadly announces the passing of their wife, mother and grandmother on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 69 years. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her husband of 23 years, Wilf Wallator of Delburne, AB; seven children: son Peter (Dawn) LeCerf of Edmonton, AB, son Robert (Christine) McIntosh of Red Deer, AB, son Gordon (Heather) McIntosh of Calgary, AB, daughter Kathleen (Darrel) Anderson of Red Deer, AB, daughter Carol (Tom) Butler of Big Valley, AB, son Kevin (Carmel) McIntosh of Calgary, AB and son Christopher McIntosh of Red Deer, AB; two stepsons: Rob Wallator of Red Deer, AB and Gary (Andrea) Wallator of Red Deer, AB; twenty grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, as well as numerous extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer, on Wednesday, October 24 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 101 - 6751 52nd Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4K8, or the Red Deer Women’s Shelter, PO Box 561, Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca
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WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and welfare plan *Above average wages *Fully Paid uniform *All training time paid *Dedicated quality group. *Room to learn and grow. How to apply: Apply on line at: http://www.securitas. com/ca/enca/Career/ On this web site you can click on “On line Application” and submit it to the Edmonton Branch. Email: Dillicj@Novachem.com Fax: 403-314-8475 Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness TILE SETTER Req’d immed. Exp’d tile installer, for very busy Central AB company. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly and works well with others or alone. Driver’s license req’d. Excellent wages, benefits & great working environment. Please email resume to: email@example.com
830 Technical Sales
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax Resume: 403-342-1635
FOR CENTRAL & NORTHERN ALBERTA Requirements: ? ? ? ? ? ?
Good Knowledge of Oilfield Equipment Combustion Equipment Experience an Asset Tradesmen Welcome Willingness to Travel Computer Skills Training will be provided
Must be Highly Motivated Good wages & benefits based on experience Resumes will be accepted until October 31st -2012 Please email to: email@example.com
D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
WELDER needed for Lacombe shop and portable work. Not your typical Mon. - Fri. job. Benefits after 3 months. Great pay for right individual who is willing to show up and work hard. Serious inquiries only. Please call 403-318-9445 8-4:30 Mon. - Fri. Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! DRIVER with clean Class 1 or Class 2 motor coach experience preferred Must be availl eves. and wknds. Looking for both P/T & F/T Fax resume to 347-4999 or email to: email@example.com DRIVERS & SWAMPERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 F/T. Class 1 drivers to haul NGL butane Super B’s, must be over 25 yrs., POSITION FILLED NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743
“YOU WILL BE FAMOUS FOR BREAKFAST” We are growing and because we are there is a New exciting Franchise Opportunity in:
RED DEER, AB. Humpty’s Family Restaurants has a solid history (since 1986 in the Red Deer and area market) and a great new look. Cash equity required is $125,000 with financing available for the remainder (O.A.C.)
ADULT CARRIER NEEDED
Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available!
for delivery of morning paper 6:30 a.m. 6 days a wk For GLENDALE & NORMANDEAU
NOVEMBER START • •
GED Preparation Community Support Worker Program
806621 AB. Ltd. o/a Mac’s Store, 6888 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 4E3, 403-755-7065 requires 2 F/T Night Cashier $10-12/hr. Hrs are flexible, weekends & holidays. Apply in person or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANDVIEW 79 Advocate $404/month $4851/year
Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEERPARK Duncan Cres./ Dennison Cres. area $129/MO.
ROSEDALE Robinson Cres./ Reinholt Ave. area $173/MO CLEARVIEW Castle Crsc. Crawford St. area $146.00/mo. MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $215.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car . ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
Adult Education & Training
MOUNTVIEW 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/yr 1-1/2 hrs. per day
Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
SOUTH HILL 42 Advocate $220/mo. $2646/yr 45 Mins. per day
Adult & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
NORMANDEAU Nichols Crsc. & Nyberg Ave. JOHNSTONE PARK Jacobs Close James, Johns St. & Jewell St. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in EASTVIEW WEST LAKE
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler Earn $440 or $500/mo. for 1 hr. or less 6 days a week Must have a reliable vehicle
For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in
Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
Deer Park Dempsey St. area $402/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area $530/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
HOUSE CLEANER We are seeking a trustworthy and hardworking individual to perform daily house cleaning, meal preparation and maintenance to a private residence close to Red Deer. This is a great opportunity for full time employment. The job requirements include: - Previous experience. - Ability to multi-task and prioritize. - Assertive and confident to make decisions. - Attention to detail and strong work ethic. - Own means of transportation We will offer: - Fair compensation. - Benefit package. - All cleaning products, aides and tools required.
If you are interested in this position please email resume, letter of interest and references to:
All successful applicants will be contacted for a formal interview.
DECK TRUCK OPERATOR POSITION, self motivated, mechanically inclined,, exp’d. Will train right personality. Class 5 w/air ticket req’d. Call City Haul Towing 403-588-7079
Due to substantial growth KEY Towing & Storage Aland the addition of new berta Ltd. req’s an exp’d. m a n u f a c t u r e d p r o d u c t dispatcher. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is eslines, The A.R. Thomson Group sential. Experience in the is offering the following op- towing industry would be an asset. Requirements portunities to join our are computer skills, able to Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking multi task and have good for a stable career opportu- people skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295. nity are encouraged to join our team. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY 2 POSITIONS IN CLASSIFIEDS AVAILABLE FOR
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
Duties to include fabrication prep, hydro-testing, general shop maintenance, operation of new product line manufacturing equipment, such as tube mill, corrugating equipment and other hose manufacturing equipment and occasional on-site work with our mobile hydro-testing trailer unit. Pre-Employment Drug / Alcohol screening and a background check will be required. Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (with sporadic overtime available) Excellent benefits package and RRSP plan are also available. Please Email Resumes to: Borsato.linda@ arthomson.com OR Fax Resumes to: 403-341-4243
Barrett Dr. Bettenson St. Best Crsc./ Berry Ave.
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery!
Red Deer Mini Job Fair Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor First Red Deer Place 4911 – 51 Street
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NGLEWOOD Ingram Close
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook 1 day per wk. No collecting!! Please contact QUITCY
Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Langford Cres. Law Close/ Lewis Close SUNNYBROOK AREA Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Victor Close Vold Close
Experienced Glazers Driver Licence is a must. 403-347-9320
Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
P/T PRESSER needed in drycleaning plant. No weekends or evenings. Call Shannon at 403-550-7440
VENDORS Wanted. Nov.3rd Holiday Inn 67th Red Deer. New & gently used children’s sale. 403-358-8939 www. everythingforkidzsale.com
LADIES sweaters S-M, good quality, whole bag $25 403-314-9603
r Discovery Toys r Future Shop
r Real Canadian Superstore r Save On Foods
r Liquidation r Subway World r The Home Depot r McDonald’s
BUS going to Journey concert in Calgary, Nov. 25, 2012. If interested call Larry, 403-340-8892
TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown RD 587-377-1298 Open Mon.Fri. daily 10 am - 6 pm.
CLEANING Persons Help req’d. 3 wk. day eves./wk. ideal for couple. Must be bondable & have own transporation. 403-347-7216 leave msg.
APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 GE FRIDGE, 65” h, 30” w, good shape, white, $200, 403-341-3099 UPRIGHT freezer RCA custom, 53” high 23” W, w h i t e . $ 2 0 0 , 403-341-3099
2 MATCHING LOVE SEATS. $25 for both. 403-343-7393
wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430
r Winners / HomeSense
To Advertise Your Business or Service Here
r Your Independent Grocer
Call Classiﬁeds 403-309-3300
INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
DO YOU need someone to clean your office, reliable and good rates, wkndsn only, call Mindy at 403- 392-8774
is expanding its facility to double production.
Black Cat Concrete
We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:
Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542
SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Prefering non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 302-9210.
WINTER PREP SPECIAL Starting @ $100. 403-391-2169
*LEXUS* 403-392-0891 INDEPENDENT BEAUTIFUL college girl ROXY 403-848-2300
587-877-7399 10am- 2am
EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages BRIAN’S DRYWALL www.eroticasplaymates.net Framing, drywall, taping, 403-598-3049 textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980
- Concrete Batch Plant Operator - Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers - Steel Reinforcement Labourers - Overhead Crane Operators - General Labourers - Site Supervisor - Quality Control Personnel
Kitchen renovations Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S HOME RENO’S Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301
Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. eaglebuilders.ca. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & Beauty
r Westerner Park
r Your Independent Restaurants r Tim Hortons Liquor Store of Canada r Tupperware
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
Participating Employers: r Canada Safeway
Please contact QUITCY
Come for refreshments, bring your updated resume, and speak with employers
SAFETY TRAINING **For all your safety needs** EquipmentWEEKLY CLASSES Heavy Class 1, Class 3 Air Brakes **Special Rates for TRAILERS for sale or rent Class 1 and Class 3** Job site, office, well site or Other courses available storage. Skidded or Oilfield Hauler GODI Light wheeled. Call 347-7721. Duty Vehicle Hours of Service TDG/WHMIS Cargo Securement Tools Chaining Up Fatigue Management All Courses are Government Certified 6” BENCH grinder w/stand, Group rates available new $70 403-314-0804 Possible funding available WE’RE NOT SATISFIED UNTIL YOU’RE Firewood CERTIFIED! Call or email to reserve your seats now AFFORDABLE
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to email@example.com or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #61273 on resume Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
Also for the afternoon & morning delivery in Town of Penhold!
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.
for a job?
Wednesday, October 24 9:00 am – Noon
Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303
MANUFACTURING SHOP TECHNICIANS
Ainsworth Crsc. Asmundsen Ave. Archibald Crsc. Arnold Close/ Amlee Close
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life
More Information: call 403-340-5353
Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in
Morning, Afternoon And Evening P/T Classes
You too can be famous!
Phone or e-mail Sergio Terrazas Ph: (403) 608-7329 Fax: (403) 266-1973 E-mail: s.terrazas @humptys.com
ALSO Dempsey St. & Dolan Close area $104/MO. Central AB based trucking company reqires
TIM LLOYD. WETT certified. Inspections, installs, chimney sweeps & service 403-340-0513
Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. 302-9126
F & J Renovations. We do it all. Good rates and references available so call John at 403-307-3001 firstname.lastname@example.org
RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060
GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089
* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. On holiday- reopen Sept. 28 348-5650 Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161
Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave.(rear entrance if necessary) www.viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels 403-986-6686 Start your career! See Help Wanted
5* JUNK REMOVAL
Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 email@example.com FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346
Moving & Storage
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. 403-307-4798
ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small reno’s or jobs, such as, new bathroom sink, toilets or trimming small trees. Call James 403- 341-0617 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. helpinghandshomesupport.com Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 D3
CUSTOM made display unit, wood $130; LP holder with 2 sliding doors on castors $40 403-314-2026
OFFICE desk $50, dble. bed c/w mattress and bookcase headboard $75, 3/4 sized bed c/w good mattrress and sheets, $50, older recliner good cond. $25, 403-346-5360 SOFA, floral, pinks blues. $100; 2 end tables $25/ea. 3 lamps $10 ea., VHS player $20; all in good cond. 403-347-1757 please leave message URGENT - MOVING MUST SELL solid oak 3 pce. bdrm. suite, Sklar Pepplar, beauitful must be seen, $700, solid oak 7 pce. dining room suite, exc. cond. $400, more. offers 403-346-5360 URGENT MUST SELL SOFA , 3 pce. $200, phone 403-346-5360 URGENT must sell, SECTIONAL, asking $75, 403-346-5360
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
2 SONY speakers 19” x 11” $25 403-314-0804
Misc. for Sale
CHRISTMAS fabric, $15; handknit socks and mitts, 7 pairs, $35; brown leather coat w/fur collar, $100, exc. cond. size 10-12, 403-347-3741 LARGE box of X-mas lights all for $10; custom ice pick for ice fishing $50; 26 country western cassettes $26; 2 patchwork quilts $30/ea.; 2 afghans $20/ea, 2 casual mens pants 40/32 both for $9 403-314-2026 PICTURE frames, various sizes, some new, whole box $25; Hardy Boys books, great cond, 4/$20; 403-314-9603
Piano & Organs
1 BDRM. apt. in Penhold, $740/mo. Avail. immed. Incl. most utils, no pets. Call 403-886-5288
TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT • 3000-3200 KIN CANYON WANTED • 3250-3390 NEAR Large 3 bdrms, 1 bath, on
EXCLUSIVE HOUSE IN SYLVAN LAKE
4 bdrms, 2 baths. 6 appls, Garage, fenced yard. No Pets. $1775 & gas, elect. Available NOV 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 www.hpman.ca MICHENER, 4 bdrm., single garage, . 2 baths, family room, 5 appls. yard, no pets, n/s, $1350, 318-0136 SYLVAN, 2 units Nov. 1, 2 bdrm. + hide-a-bed, incl., cable, dishes, bedding, all utils. $1200 -$1500/mo, 403-880-0210
1 BDRM. condo at Whispering Pines, beautiful view of Pine Lake, $800 Ken @ 403-346-7462
2 bdrms, 2 baths, In-suite laundry, balcony. Sorryno pets. $1395 & elect. AVAILABLE NOW! Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 www.hpman.ca
Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Lana 403-550-8777
4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes
3 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $950 incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. Nov. 1. 403-304-5337
1 & 2 Bdrm Adult building Heat/water/parking incl. Call 403-342-2899
NEW RV Storage Facility Gravel pad, 6’ security fence, 6 kms. E. of R.D. Call 403-347-4425.
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Lana 403-550-8777
homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190
Houses For Sale
FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com
with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted
A MUST SEE!
400/month lot Rent incl. Cable
IMMAC. retirement home in quiet neighborhood, no stairs, walk-in shower, 5 appls. 2 bdrm., murphy bed, sprinkler system, a/c, sunroom, r.v. parking stall in back yard. $285,000. 403-346-7920 for appt. to view
Lana (403) 550-8777 www.lansdowne.ca
NEW HOMES! 403.342.4544 MasonMartinHomes.com
2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LE 63,000 kms immaculate. $17,900 Senior. Warranty. Private. 403-887-2790
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ ML 320 AWD, turbo diesel, nav., $39888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788
3 bdrm. heritage home on beautiful private lot in Woodlea, backing onto Waskasoo Creek. Reno or Build. 416-918-0195
2008 CHARGER 3.5L Exc. cond. 84,000 careful kms. Service & fuel economy records avail. Asking $10,750. 403-346-8299 or 403-506-9994
SUV's 2007 LINCOLN MARK LT 4X4, lthr., sunroof, nav., 89083 kms, $26,888 3488788 Sport & Import
MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Lana 403-550-8777
2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0T FWD, 4 cyl turbo $13888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2006 HEMI C Chrysler A1 cond, loaded w/leather, GPS, bullet grey, less than 100,000 kms, 403-343-3160 304-4424 2009 FORD FLEX SEL AWD $18888 7620 - 50 AVE Sport & Import
2005 HONDA ACCORD EXL sunroof, $12888 3482007 PATHFINDER LE 8788 Sport & Import AWD, lthr., $18888 3488788 Sport & Import
5000-5300 2003 HONDA Civic 4 dr. Auto, a/c, tilt. Command start, 4 Blizzack winter tires. 2006 LAND ROVER HSE 183,000 km. Clean & reliable. AWD, lthr., nav., $28888 7620-50 Av Sport & Import $4900. 403-396-0148
1967 CHEVY Pickup
5000 km on complete 2004 ESCAPE LTD. lthr., 2001 MERCEDES-BENZ restoration. $9500. S430 $17,888 348-8788 AWD, sunroof, $9888 403-340-8407 or 877-2909 Sport & Import 348-8788 Sport & Import
in pet friendly park
KITTENS ready to go (4) black & white. FREE to GOOD CARING HOME. 403-782-3031 SPEED SKATES SK SSS Blades size 10 mens, exc. cond, $100 403-346-0093
Lana (403) 550-8777 www.lansdowne.ca
TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300
BALLOON RIDES www.air-ristocrat.com Gary 403-302-7167
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www.lonsdalegreen.com Lonsdale Green Apartments
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES www.ultralife.bulidingonabudjet.com MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!
CLUBS & GROUPS www.writers-ink.net Club for writers - meets weekly
Engagement & Wedding Announcements say it Loud & Clear in Classifieds
RENTALS www.homefinders.ca Phone 403-340-3333
SHOPPING www.fhtmca.com/derekwiens Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854
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VACATIONS www.radkeoutfitting.com AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971
AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523
www.centralalbertahomebuilders.com Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca Canadian Mental Health Assoc. www.realcamping.ca LOVE camping and outdoors? www.diabetes.ca Canadian Diabetes Assoc. www.mycommunityinformation.com /cawos/index.html www.reddeerchamber.com Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491
1986 CHEV 1/2 TON 4X4, new tires, rally rims, all new body panels, muffler, shocks, 350 crate eng., 350 turbo tranny, frame off resto, exc. paint, undercoated box and cab, offers, call 403-357-4076.
1998 GMC Safari. 153,503 km. AWD, V6, tow pkg. Exc. cond. $4500. 403-343-9366
Tires, Parts Acces.
2 BRAND NEW WRAPPED UP P205-65R15 All Season Radial Tires. $60 each. & two 2 ton Hydralic jacks. $15/each. 403-887-4981 4 MICHELIN X-ICE tires, 2 0 0 8 J E E P L I B E R T Y 215/70 R15 98T, $200/all , Sport 4X4 $16,888 403-346-5495 348-8788 Sport & Import MICHELIN tires LT X A15 radial, never mounted, LT 245/70R17 VALUE $238 obo, 318-6827
2007 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 4X4 $19,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 1999 F350 FORD, dually, very good shape. Asking $9500. 403-350-8865
2011 TRAVERSE LTZ AWD 19472 kms., $35,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner 2005 MINI COOPER FWD, will J.V. with investors or 77596 kms., $17888 348subtrades who wish to become 8788 Sport & Import home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
2009 DODGE Caravan, exc. cond., Stow-N-Go, $11,900. 403-638-3499.
Lots For Sale
2 0 0 3 H y u n d a i Ti b u r o n FWD106300 kms., $7888 7620-50 Av Sport & Import
has relocated to
Ideal for horses or cattle. Corrals, fenced, heated barn & shop. Open concept custom built bungalow. $465,000. 403-843-6182 (Rimbey) CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
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7 ACRES, older house, greenhouse, quonset, $399,000. near Red Deer, 403-227-5132
Picturesque Recreational River Hobby Farm.
1984 CORVETTE new engine , alum.heads, $ 11 8 8 8 7 6 2 0 - 5 0 Av e , Sport & import
2 & 3 bedroom
2 EXERCISE BIKES $10 each. 403-343-7393
Call for more info call 403-342-4544
1998 HONDA Civic loaded blue, clean. 403-352-6995
Mason Martin Homes has
8 Brand New Homes starting at $179,900
Antique & Classic Autos
SILVER Lab pups P.B. Parents CKC reg. vet checked, 1st shots. 3 F, 4 M. $600 403-843-6564, 785-5772
UPSCALE CONDO IN SYLVAN LAKE
Newly Renovated Mobile Home
AUSTRALIAN pups, 6 mos. 2 miniature. 1 toy, shots and dewormed. $250 plus, 780-372-2387
site laundry! 4 appls. No pets. AVAILABLE NOW! $1050 & UTIL. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 www.hpman.ca
Houses For Sale
3 BDRM. bsmt suite, $1020 rent/s.d., utils incld n/s, no pets. Avail. Nov. 1. 403-346-8664
3 BREEDS OF FANCY kittens.$100 OBO 887-3649
Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901. 1 BDRM & 1 BACHELOR suites, lower floor, for quiet over 40 tenant(s). No pets, no smoking, no noise. Heat & water included at 4616-44 St. Laundry on site. Rent $650./D.D. $625 & rent $575./D.D. $550. respectively. 403-341-4627
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Lebanon protesters try to storm palace SOLDIERS FIRE TEAR GAS AT PROTESTERS WHO TRIED TO STORM GOVERNMENT PALACE AFTER FUNERAL FOR ANTI-SYRIA OFFICIAL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — The funeral for Lebanon’s slain intelligence chief descended into chaos Sunday as soldiers fired tear gas at protesters who tried to storm the government palace, directing their rage at a leadership they consider puppets of a murderous Syrian regime. The assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in a massive car bomb Friday threatens to shatter the fragile political balance in Lebanon, a country plagued by decades of strife — much of it linked to political and military domination by Damascus. “The Sunni blood is boiling!” the crowd chanted as hundreds of people clashed with security forces. More than 100 protesters broke through a police cordon of concertina wire and metal gates, putting them within 50 yards (meters) of the entrance to the palace. Authorities responded with tear gas and several officers fired machineguns and rifles in the air. One plain clothes guard pulled a pistol from his belt and fired over protesters’ heads. Then a roar of automatic gunfire erupted, sending the protesters scattering for cover. It was unclear if the guards fired live bullets or blanks, but no protesters were reported injured by gunfire. Several were overcome by tear gas, and the government’s media office said 15 guards were injured. The killing of al-Hassan has laid bare some of Lebanon’s most intractable issues: the country’s dark history of sectarian divisions, its links to the powerful regime in Damascus and the role of Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group that dominates Lebanon’s government and is Syria’s closest ally. Many fear the crisis could lead to the kind of street protests and violence that have been the scourge of this Arab country of 4 million people for years, including a devastating 1975-1990 civil war and sectarian battles between Sunnis and Shiites in 2008. Al-Hassan, 47, was a powerful opponent of Syria in Lebanon. He headed an investigation over the summer that led to the arrest of former Information Minister Michel Samaha, one of Syria’s
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Police and protesters clash after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday. most loyal allies in Lebanon. He also led the inquiry that implicated Syria and Hezbollah in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. Al-Hassan was buried near Hariri in Beirut’s central Martyrs Square, where thousands of people gathered earlier Sunday for the funeral. TV footage showed al-Hassan’s wife Anna, his young sons Majd and Mazen, and his parents shedding tears near his coffin. There were significant parallels between the life and death of Hariri and al-Hassan — both powerful Sunni figures struck down by car bombs at a time when they were seen to be opposing Syria. Syria denies any role in either killing. Hariri’s death sparked massive street protests in Lebanon that forced
Damascus to withdraw its tens of thousands of troops from the country. AlHassan’s killing, seven years later, has not had such a galvanizing effect: Turnout at his funeral fell well short of expectations, suggesting the country’s anti-Syria bloc is rudderless. Friday’s killing also exacerbated sectarian tensions, which already were enflamed over the crisis in Syria. Many of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims have backed Syria’s mainly Sunni rebels, while Shiite Muslims have tended to back Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said it was likely that Assad’s government had a hand in Friday’s assassination. Fabius told Europe-1 radio that while it was not fully clear who was behind the attack, it was “probable” that Syria played a role.
“Everything suggests that it’s an extension of the Syrian tragedy,” he said. Security officials have said seven others were killed in the car bomb, including al-Hassan’s bodyguard. But Lebanon’s National News Agency said on Sunday that the final toll death toll was three: al-Hassan, his bodyguard and a civilian woman. The discrepancy could not immediately be explained, though authorities said earlier that the death toll was determined based on body parts found at the blast site. Al-Hassan knew his life was in danger because of his position as head of the intelligence division of Lebanon’s domestic security forces, a role he took over in 2006. Mindful of the country’s history of political assassinations, he moved his family to Paris.
Suspect in spa shooting took own life
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Police and swat team members respond to a call of a shooting at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, Wis. Sunday. Multiple people were wounded when someone opened fire at the spa near the Brookfield Square Mall. Police identified the shooting suspect as Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, Wis. Three people have been killed and four others have been wounded. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKFIELD, Wis. — A man police suspected of killing three people and wounding four others by opening fire at a day spa was found dead Sunday afternoon following a six-hour manhunt that locked down a shopping centre, country club and hospital in suburban Milwaukee. Authorities said they believe the shooting was related to a domestic dispute. The man they identified as the suspect, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, had a restraining order against him. Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said Haughton died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found in the spa. Authorities initially believed Haughton had fled and spent much of Sunday looking for him. The shooting happened about 11 a.m. at the Azana Day Spa, a two-story, 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) building across from a major shopping mall in Brookfield, a middle-to-upper class community west of Milwaukee. Hours later, a bomb squad descended on the building, and Tushaus said an improvised explosive device had been found inside. It was not clear whether it remained a threat. Haughton’s father, Radcliffe
Haughton, Sr., spoke to a television station and The Associated Press shortly before police announced his son’s death. In telephone interviews from Florida, he said he had last spoken to his son a few days ago, but didn’t have any indication anything was wrong. He begged his son to turn himself in. After learning of his son’s death, he said, “This is very sad.” Police released little about Haughton other than a physical description and a photo. Online court records showed a temporary restraining order was issued against Haughton Oct. 8 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court because of a domestic abuse complaint. Haughton appeared in court Thursday, when a no-contact order was issued, and he was told to turn all his weapons over to the sheriff’s department. It was not clear who sought the restraining order, but his father said he was married. A sea of ambulances and police vehicles collected at the scene shortly after the shooting. A witness, David Gosh of nearby West Allis, told the Milwaukee JournalSentinel he was returning from duck hunting with his father and a friend when he saw a woman emerge from the spa, screaming, as she ran into traffic. The area is near an interstate highway and a busy commercial
road. “She ran right out into the street and was pounding on cars,” Gosh told the newspaper. He said that moments later, a man with a handgun ran out, and appeared to be chasing her, then went back inside. The mall, a country club adjacent to the spa and the hospital where survivors were taken were among the buildings locked down as police searched for Haughton. At the hospital, staff members were escorted inside and critically injured patients were accepted with a police escort. Officers were stationed at all main entrances. People inside the mall were patiently awaiting updates during the lockdown. Gina Kralik, a bartender at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in the mall, said people had been allowed to leave at one point but then police had decided not to let anyone come or go from the mall. It was the second mass shooting in Wisconsin this year. Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran and white supremacist, killed six people and injured three others before fatally shooting himself Aug. 5 at a Sikh temple south of Milwaukee. The shooting at the mall took place less than a mile from where seven people were killed and four wounded on March 12, 2005, when a gunman opened fire at a Living Church of God service held at a hotel.
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Autopsy to determine Romney and Obama if body is of gunman tied at polls, prepare that attacked family for final debate FACE OFF WITH A LOT AT STAKE ON MONDAY
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A man found dead at the property where five members of a Southern California family were shot — two fatally — was wearing body armour, clutching a handgun and had a bullet hole in his head, authorities said Sunday. The loaded handgun was a .38 calibre revolver registered to 55-year-old Desmond John Moses, who lived in a bungalow set ablaze before the deadly shooting spree at his neighbour’s house in Inglewood, said Police Lt. James Madia. The body, burned beyond recognition, was found inside the bungalow late Saturday and an autopsy will determine whether it is Moses. The dead man had “what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head” and carried additional ammunition in his pockets, a police statement said. He was wearing “bullet-resistant body armour,” the statement said. The shooting rampage before dawn Saturday in Inglewood killed 33-yearold Filimon Lamas and his 4-year-old son. The father was shielding two of his children when he was shot, Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta said. Lamas’ 28-year-old wife, Gloria Jiminez, was shot in both legs but managed to carry the wounded 4-year-old out of the house.
Paramedics found her collapsed on the street. The child, who suffered a bullet wound to the head, died at a hospital. “Their efforts were certainly heroic,” the chief said. He called the shooting spree a horrific crime. Investigators believe Moses set his own home ablaze before entering the family’s home around 4 a.m. wearing a dark cap and a white painter’s mask. Authorities said he fired 10 times. In addition to the deaths of the father and child and injury to the mother, a 7-year-old girl was wounded in the chest and a 6-year-old boy suffered a bullet wound in the pelvis. An 8-yearold boy escaped injury. The mother and daughter remained hospitalized in stable condition, Inglewood Police Lt. James Madia said. The 6-year-old boy was released. Authorities announced late Saturday night that the charred body was found during a search of the badly burned bungalow, which took hours because it was packed with debris. “He was kind of a hoarder or pack rat,” Madia said. He said police planned to continue looking for Moses until an autopsy can identify the body. Investigators were still gathering information and the autopsy has not yet been scheduled, Lt. Cheryl MacWillie with the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Sunday.
Cuba ends travel restrictions, could ease strains on economy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA, Cuba — Cuba seems to be betting that its decision to allow most of its citizens to travel abroad freely will be as good for its economy as it is for its public relations. The announcement comes as the communist island nation carries out a cautious, limited free market experiment to reform Cuba’s inefficient economy, which includes a plan to fire 1 million state workers and allow more entrepreneurship. Cuba’s leaders seem confident that lifting exit visa requirements will not produce an embarrassing exodus. Instead, experts say, a controlled migration might ease the pain of its economic overhaul by providing an outlet for the anticipated surge in unemployed workers and an investment in human capital if Cubans return home with experience in market economies. The biggest problem with Cuba’s layoff plan, “is that there are not enough jobs available in the private sector to absorb these workers,” said Paolo Spadoni, a political scientist at Augusta State University in Georgia. “Thus, some of these workers will either leave for good or work temporarily abroad and return to Cuba, in both cases increasing the amount of remittances to the island.” Other Communist-run countries saw similar changes to travel restrictions as reform reshaped their societies. Vietnam did away with its exit and entry visa requirements in 1997, and there are now no limits on citizens travelling overseas except for dissidents deemed a threat to national security. Citizens of the Soviet Union also once had to go through a long, complicated procedure to leave, but exit visas were formally scrapped in 1993 after the Soviet bloc’s dissolution. Russians now must still apply for foreign travel passports, but there are few restrictions on those except for high-ranking intelligence and military officers and employees involved in top-secret defence projects. Cuba’s highly educated but low-paid professionals and academics seem ripe to take off, lured overseas by lucrative jobs after decades of living in a state-dominated economy with virtually no independent industry and an antiquated technological infrastructure.
Under the new provisions taking effect in January, Cubans may stay abroad for two years before forfeiting full citizenship rights; previously the limit was 11 months. Another provision allows Cubans who have emigrated for good the opportunity to apply to return. Those changes could make it easier for is-
landers to study or work abroad, returning in theory as valuable contributors to Castro’s evolving hybrid economy. “We are facing something new, a positive step in that doors have been opened in terms of jobtraining and -formation for the Cuban labour force,” said Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Cuban economist who lectures at the University of Denver.
US PRESIDENTIAL RACE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their third and final prime time debate on Monday in the critical swing state of Florida as each man looks for the knockout punch that could break their dead heat in the polls with just two weeks until election day. On the eve of their foreign policy debate in Boca Raton, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal survey showed the men are tied at 47 per cent. The president has a wider lead among all registered voters — 49 per cent compared to 44 per cent for Romney — but the new poll suggested his support has weakened among women, a key demographic for Obama in his bruising battle for a second term. The president’s lead among female voters has slipped to its slimmest margin this year — 51 to 42 — in the NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll. Romney, meantime, still has a 53 per cent advantage among men compared to 43 per cent for Obama. Nonetheless, Romney has to start making big gains in several battleground states — Florida, Ohio and Virginia, especially — if he’s to wrest the White House away from Obama. Those states will determine the outcome of the Nov. 6 vote. Polls in several of the battlegrounds have also tightened, though Obama still maintains an edge. Both politicians have been barnstorming key swing states in recent days and will continue to do so in the final stretch of the campaign. Republicans say the polls prove Romney is riding a wave of momentum. “I like what I see, because the trend is in our direction,” Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a top surrogate for the Romney campaign, said Sunday. “The enthusiasm and energy are on our side.” Team Obama, meantime, put on a brave face, shrugging off the numbers by saying they’ve always expected a close race. David Axelrod, an Obama senior adviser, also pointed to state polls,
including another NBC /Wall Street Journal survey from late last week that showed the president ahead by eight points in Iowa and six in Wisconsin. “We feel good about where we are,” Axelrod said Sunday on “Meet The Press.” “We feel we are even or ahead in these battleground states.” Obama and Romney took a break from swing-state campaigning over the weekend to prepare for their final debate. The 90-minute showdown represents one of the last chances for them to win over the small but critical group of Americans who still haven’t decided how to cast their ballots on Nov. 6. Obama hunkered down at the presidential retreat of Camp David in Maryland’s lush Catoctin Mountains. Axelrod, White House senior strategist David Plouffe and Tom Donilon, the president’s national security adviser, were with him. Romney, meantime, spent the weekend in Florida in his own so-called debate camp. Foreign policy has become a key issue in the final weeks of the campaign after last month’s eruption of anti-American violence in Libya. The attack on the Beghazi consulate on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks killed four Americans, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya. During their second faceoff last week, however, Obama bested Romney on questions about Libya, in particular when the Republican falsely asserted that it took the president 14 days to characterize the attack on the consulate as an act of terror. The president also disarmed Romney by saying he took ultimate responsibility for what went wrong in the North African country last month. With those memories still fresh — many commentators called it the worst moment of the debate for Romney — the Republican was expected to try to steer clear of Libya during the Florida showdown, and to instead focus on Obama’s policies on Iran and Israel. Romney has argued the administration has been soft on Iran as it builds a nuclear program and accuses Obama of damaging the U.S.-Israeli relationship.
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