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Winter weather creates havoc
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Firemedics clear the remains of pianos from around a pickup truck after it crashed through the front of 53rd Street Music Tuesday morning. Please see related video at www.reddeeradvocate.com. BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF Central Albertans woke to the first icy blast of winter on Tuesday. Slick roads in Red Deer contributed to a truck crashing into the 53rd St. Music store, replacing the sound of crashing cymbals, at 11 a.m. The full-sized pickup burst through the retailer’s east plate glass window and wall, shattering pianos and other
instruments. The male driver was uninjured, as were the store’s employees and patrons. The female driver of an SUV hit by the pickup truck just before it entered the store suffered very minor injuries. Both vehicles were northbound on 49th Avenue when the SUV in the centre lane allegedly tried to turn left onto 53rd Street. They collided, sending the truck between a traffic light and street light to hit the store. RCMP have charged the woman driving
the SUV with making an unsafe left turn. “It was very, very loud and really scary,” said store employee Rebecca Osborne. “There are times when I’ve seen vehicles hit the curb outside and wondered if they’d come through. To see it happen is crazy.” Overnight snowfall, a -7C low and a northwest wind left roads polished to an icy glare, sending many drivers into highway ditches, including several drivers of semi tractor
Court room crowding putting prosecutors in a bind MUST DECIDE WHETHER A TRIAL IS WORTH THE WAIT BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF Some people charged with criminal offences are being released rather than held in custody because the provincial court in Red Deer cannot get them to trial in a reasonable length of time, says a Red Deer judge. Provincial court Judge Bert Skinner, whose responsibilities including managing Red Deer’s courtrooms, said earlier this week that the courthouse is running out of room for provincial hearings, making it more and more difficult to get accused people to trial in a reasonable amount of time. Half-day trials are now being scheduled four months down the road and it’s twice that long for full-day trials. A person pleading not guilty now for an offence that would take a full day to hear would not get to trial until early in July at the soonest, said Skinner. That has created a dilemma for prosecutors who have good reasons to detain an accused person in custody, but are then faced with the possibility of that person languishing in re-
mand for as long or longer than the sentence that will eventually be passed. “Fairly recently . . . (Queen’s Bench) Justice Earl Wilson made the comment, ‘Your trial dates are too far down the line. You can’t really have sentencing first and trial later,’” said Skinner. “It’s like Alice in Wonderland, right? They have been released due to the fact that we don’t have the capacity to give them a trial within a reasonable length of time.” Built in 1982, the Red Deer courthouse was designed so that additional floors could be added as needed, he said. However, due to provincial cutbacks at the time of construction, the footings necessary to support the additional weight were not installed, so the building cannot be expanded as originally planned. Population growth and closure of smaller courthouses in Lacombe, Innisfail and Sylvan Lake have all added to the pressure in Red Deer, which has absorbed the case loads that were formerly handled in the smaller courthouses.
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after Fortis Alberta workers cleared the line. Innisfail, Ponoka and Olds RCMP were kept busy with reports of vehicles sliding off area roads. “There were multiple, multiple incidents to deal with,” Hildebrandt said. Ponoka RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit warned drivers of delays as ditched cars were towed out.
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Two people charged after stolen mail recovered BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Two people have been arrested and charged after Didsbury RCMP recovered stolen mail. Banking information, magazines and government and personal cheques were stolen in the spree of thefts from rural mail boxes in the Red Deer, Innisfail, Carstairs, Didsbury and Strathmore areas. On Monday at about 4:45 a.m., Didsbury RCMP were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a rural residence near the intersection of Hwys 766 and 580, west of Carstairs. When police arrived, they located two occupants sleeping in a Ford F-350, which had been reported stolen from Calgary several days earlier. Sgt. Jeff Jacobson, Didsbury RCMP, said the two people who were arrested were known to police and the thefts
were not isolated to one day. “Possibly over several days, I believe the truck stolen out of Calgary was stolen several days prior to when we came across them,” said Jacobson. “We believe they’ve been out and about for a few days.” With Olds RCMP providing backup, the two vehicle occupants were arrested. It was discovered they were in possession of mail from numerous rural mail boxes throughout Central Alberta. Police also located locks cut off of mail boxes and a set of bolt cutters inside the vehicle. As well, keys and financial information stolen from a vehicle in Carstairs on Oct. 21 were recovered. A set of rural mail boxes stolen from an area east of Didsbury has yet to be located. The owners of the recovered mail have been contacted.
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Southern Alberta roads were in such bad driving conditions after a heavy overnight snowfall that even a Volker Sevin Contracting sanding truck had to be pulled out a ditch by TNT Towing on an icy Highway 3 west of Lethbridge, Tuesday. The outburst of snow has created very dangerous driving conditions throughout the province.
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WINTER: Slow down RCMP caution drivers to slow down, drive for conditions and budget more time for trips. They should also clear their cars entirely of snow, use headlights for better visibility, ensure all lights are working properly, add weight for better traction if necessary and check tires for wear and if necessary replace them with snow or good all season tires. “Everybody takes that first moment of snow to drive like an idiot,” said Hildebrandt. The Alberta Motor Association reported highways in the Innisfail area and south in only fair condition, with worsening conditions in the Calgary area and farther south. Hwy 11 eastbound was backed up about 1.5 km from the Burnt Lake intersection while city commuters faced longer than usual lines of slow-moving traffic. City crews were out sanding and salting roads to keep ice to a minimum. The drop to below zero daytime temperatures contrasts with this month’s average high of 10C. Wednesday’s Environment Canada forecast calls for a 40 per cent chance of morning flurries with more wind and a - 5C high. It will be next week before highs climb above zero again, where they are expected to hold into November.
COURT: No long-term solution in the offing “On top of that, cases have become more complex and there’s more charter issues being raised, so a trial that used to take an hour can now go for a half day or a full day.” Skinner said he and his team have done everything they can to accommodate provincial court, which takes up 95 per cent of all matters heard in Red Deer. Provincial court hearings now use all
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three main-floor courtrooms for five days a week and have pushed into the four upstairs courtrooms previously reserved for Court of Queen’s Bench. Skinner does not see a long-term solution coming any time soon. The province has placed Red Deer second in line for expansion, right behind Sherwood Park, said Skinner. However, Sherwood Park has been waiting for 15 to 20 years and has still not had any announcement from the province, he said. While a long-term solution for courtroom crowding has not appeared on the horizon, Alberta Justice has made some changes that he hopes will release some of the pressure in his courtrooms. Starting on Nov. 13, Red Deer will switch to a new court case management system that is now being used in Edmonton, Calgary and Wetaskiwin. “This is a judiciary-led initiative that’s unrolling throughout the province,” said Skinner. “We’re taking administrative matters that don’t require a judge and putting them at the front counter before a (justice of the peace) or a clerk. “You know how we sit up there and we open that book and we select a trial date. That’s so Fred Flintstone. We’re moving into the Jetson Age now.” For example, in the existing system, an accused person who needs more time to get legal advice must attend docket court and request an adjournment. Using the new system, that person will be able to go to the front counter between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the date of his or her court appearance and have the matter set over to a new date, said Skinner. The day’s books will be closed off at 11:30 a.m., so new dates would be set for any matters that come in after then. People from Legal Aid, Alberta Native Counselling Services and Probation will all be available at the counter to offer help, he said. Crown prosecutors will be in touch with the counter via computer, so the clerks will have access to key information, such as whether the Crown has elected to proceed summarily or by indictment (depending on whether the charges are of a minor or serious nature) and what term of jail sentence is being recommended. A second line will be set up for defence lawyers, who can use the database for actions such as select-
ing trial dates. Skinner anticipates that, besides focusing judges and courts on matters that need their decisions, the new system will help accused people dramatically by letting them deal with their matters in a reasonable amount of time and without having to wait for their turn to come up on the docket. Accused people must be in court at 9:30, but can end up waiting hours to speak with the judge. “We’re finding in Wetaskiwin, most people come at the 8:30 time . . . and it really tapers off by 11,” said Skinner. The new system is now online in Okotoks while Airdrie, Canmore and Medicine Hat will come on with Red Deer in November, he said. While it will free up court time, the need for more space will continue to be an issue in Red Deer, said Skinner. The City of Red Deer has offered the site of the former RCMP building at market value, so there is potential there if the province elects to offer an expansion in Red Deer. “We want more courtrooms that can handle the population that has exploded in Central Alberta. We’re trying our best to do with what we have.” firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIL: Victims felt privacy had been violated “With the victims in this particular case, certainly they feel their privacy has been violated,” said Jacobson. “They were quite upset to hear their mail was in someone else’s hands.” Heather Joan Renshaw, 24, and James Ralph Tortorelli, 29, both from Calgary, have been jointly charged with 18 counts of possession of stolen property and possession of break-in instruments. Tortorelli is also facing resisting arrest charges and Renshaw is facing breach of probation and obstructing a peace officer charges. Renshaw and Tortorelli were scheduled to make their first court appearance today in Calgary. email@example.com
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Low -8. Lethbridge: today, chance of flurries. High -3. Low -8. Edmonton: today, chance of flurries. High -2. Low -6. Grande Prairie: today, chance of flurries. High -2. Low -7. Fort McMurray: today, chance of flurries. High -1. Low -6.
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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
Operating licence restored for XL Foods
Alberta court turns down Suncor legal challenge over drug testing EDMONTON — Suncor Energy has lost another legal round in its plan to randomly test thousands of unionized oilsands workers in Alberta for drugs and alcohol. But the court battle pitting work-site safety against individual privacy rights isn’t over. Earlier this month, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union Local 707 won an injunction against a testing policy that was implemented during the summer. A judge ordered the matter be settled through arbitration. An Alberta Court of Appeal judge ruled Tuesday against a Suncor (TSX:SU) application for a stay of the injunction. Suncor said it will continue the fight to keep its work sites safe. “We will honour the interim injunction, but because of the importance of this program in addressing pressing safety concerns associated with alcohol and drugs, we are appealing the decision,” Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seepal said from Calgary. “We are committed to moving forward with our plans to implement a random testing program.” Suncor, which had hoped to start testing union workers in safetysensitive jobs earlier this month, is to make its case against the injunction as a whole on Nov. 28 before a full panel of three Appeal Court judges. Roland LeFort, president of the 3,400-member union local, was gratified by the court ruling. The union has no problem with testing employees when there is an accident or if someone is obviously impaired, but random testing is an affront to basic human
rights, he said. Police don’t give drivers breathalyzers without probable cause, and Suncor’s union employees deserve the same consideration when they are on the job, he added. “It is the rights of privacy and dignity. We just can’t abolish those,” LeFort said from Fort McMurray. “Those are entrenched in law and they shouldn’t be any different in the workplace than they are in society.” The oilsands giant said it began randomly picking non-union workers in jobs where safety is particularly important for urinalysis tests on Oct. 15. Seepal said those eligible to be tested include managers and executives.
during the enhanced oversight that will be taking place in the short term.” In Edmonton, Alberta Premier Alison Redford welcomed news that the licence had been restored “It’s very good news,” she said. “It’s good news for Alberta beef producers and it is good news for the workers in Brooks. You will know, from the very beginning, when this news started that our primary objective was to get that plant reopened.” But the premier took heat in the legislature from the NDP for encouraging Albertans to continue eating beef while the beef recall dragged on. “Will the premier admit that she jeopardized the health of Albertans by encouraging them to eat a product that was deemed unsafe for human con-
sumption?” NDP Leader Brian Mason charged. “I will not do that, but what I will do is say that the honourable member jeopardized the health of the beef industry by fear-mongering,” Redford responded before being drowned out by applause from government members. Millions of kilograms of meat have been returned to the plant from dozens of retailers across Canada and the United States, and the recalled beef is being dumped at a landfill. What’s more, the plant’s operations are being taken over by JBS USA, an American subsidiary of a Brazilianowned enterprise. The agreement provides the company an exclusive option to buy the Canadian and U.S. operations of XL Foods.
Back to the old way of power line approvals GOVERNMENT BRINGS FORWARD BILL TO REVERT TO OLD PROCESS dependent agency.” The utilities commission ran the approvals process until 2009, when the government of then-premier Ed Stelmach changed the law to give cabinet the right to approve the lines if it deemed the need critical. Stelmach then ordered up four new power projects, including massive north-south lines running south down each side of the province. One is AltaLink’s Western Alberta Transmission Line, which will run 350 kilometres from west of Edmonton at Genessee to an area just east of Calgary. ATCO Electric has the other, which will run 500 km from east of Edmonton down to Brooks. The cost of both lines is about $3 billion.
THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Alberta government moved Tuesday to reverse its fast-track process for approving power lines. Energy Minister Ken Hughes introduced a bill in the legislature to return control of approvals for the multibillion-dollar projects to the arm’s-length Alberta Utilities Commission. “We’ve listened to Albertans and we have responded,” said Hughes. “This amendment ensures that Albertans have an opportunity to share their perspectives on the need for transmission infrastructure, and that decisions about the construction of future transmission lines will be made by an in-
Opposition NDP and Wildrose critics said the deal was unfair and unnecessary, arguing it was an insider scheme to allow power to sell the extra electricity at a profit to the United States. Responding to public concerns, Premier Alison Redford, when she took over last fall, created the independent Critical Transmission Review Committee to determine if the lines really were needed. In February, committee chairman Brian Heidecker reported there was a need for the power lines to avoid brownouts or other problems in a rapidly expanding provincial economy. Heidecker also said it was a uniquely critical situation to get the lines approved in a hurry to avoid brown outs or bottlenecks.
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The XL Foods cattle processing plant is shown in Brooks, Oct. 18. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has restored the operating licence for the XL Foods plant at the centre of an ongoing beef recall.
OTTAWA — Canada’s food-safety watchdog restored the operating licence Tuesday for a southern Alberta meat-packing plant at the centre of a massive recall of tainted beef, and also launched a review of the E. coli crisis that sickened at least 16 people. But the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) acknowledged that its control over food safety inside the nation’s slaughterhouses has its limits: it is still up to companies such as XL Foods to honour its own safety plans. Forty-six federal inspectors didn’t detect sanitation, hygiene and reporting deficiencies in the Brooks, Alta.based facility until the outbreak of E. coli bacteria last month touched off one of the largest food recalls in Canadian history. “They had a series of problems which we required corrective action on, and which we’re seeking confidence that they’ve now addressed, and the same would hold if we uncovered a problem in other facilities,” said Paul Mayers, vice-president of programs at the CFIA. “Our daily inspection activities in other meat slaughter facilities across the country have not pointed to similar problems; our process of regular inspection and oversight continues to be diligently applied in every federally registered meat slaughter establishment across the country.” Officials emphasized the fact that E. coli outbreaks have decreased over the past decade, suggesting the food safety regime in Canada is continually improving. Martine Dubuc, the vice-president of science at the agency, said it came down to XL Foods not communicating as regularly or as transparently as it was supposed to with the inspectors inside the plant. The reporting issue is likely to come up as the CFIA convenes an expert
advisory committee of the XL Foods incident, Dubuc said. At XL Foods, production will ramp up gradually as inspectors scrutinize the work on the facility floor. The agency says two additional inspectors will stay at the plant to monitor procedures and ensure strengthened food safety controls are being integrated into daily plant practices. But Liberal MP Frank Valeriote criticized the Conservative government Tuesday over the qualifications of the XL Foods inspectors. Not all are fully trained in the “compliance verification system,” which allows them to undertake in-depth assessments. “Will the minister finally admit that the CFIA needs a third party comprehensive resource audit to properly allocate and develop training for its inspectors so this does not happen again, or is the minister waiting for a third crisis?” Valeriote said during question period. It wasn’t immediately clear how long it would take for the plant to get back up to full speed, but union officials say employees are being summoned for training and suggest production could resume on Monday. The XL Foods plant has been closed since Sept. 27, the epicentre of an extensive beef recall fuelled by E. coli contamination that sickened 16 people, rocked the industry and rattled confidence in the agency, which is overseen by the federal government. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who has been bombarded with opposition questions on a daily basis during question period since the plant was shut down, reiterated Tuesday that consumers are the government’s first priority. “There is a full complement of CFIA inspectors on the floor in that plant, some 20 per cent more than there was a few years ago,” Ritz said. “We will put a couple more people on the ground, extra eyes and ears,
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Put money in schools now In the year since Alison Redford became Alberta’s premier, she has been long on promises. But it’s crunch time now — and the crunch is being felt in a number of areas, not the least of which is education. So it’s time to turn promises into action. In fairness, Redford did step up immediately after winning the Progressive Conservative Party leadership last fall and restored $107 million in education funding that had been stripped by her predecessor. “There’s no doubt that some of the decisions that were made earlier this year with respect to funding were unfortunate,” she said last October. “You will know that school boards felt that that had an impact on their operational budget.” Hundreds of layoffs were averted. But education funding remains inadequate, and Alberta schools are still feeling the pinch, even with the restored funding. Never mind the continuing classroom crisis in overcrowded schools,
OURVIEW JOHN STEWART which will only be marginally improved by the long overdue construction of new schools in the region. The Red Deer Public School District is beginning discussions today on how to reduce a $1.4-million deficit, which otherwise would be funded by reserves. The board’s budget is $110 million, and the reserve pool is not bottomless. Last spring, the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools board of trustees passed a $77.8-million budget, with a $503,000 deficit. Again, reserves were tapped to make up the shortfall. Redford’s tenure has been an oftinterrupted one, first by the election in late April. The winter legislative session was brief in order to allow for campaigning (and really, the winter legislative session was about campaigning). And the truncated spring session was skimpy in order for MLAs to enjoy
their summers, spend provincial money at the Olympic Games in London and elsewhere, and generally tread water. But summer is over and serious matters await. So Redford’s government has returned to the business of governing this province, and the premier and her caucus have plenty of pressing matters to plow through. Fulfilling promises about the value of education would be a good way to start as the government heads into its first full sitting since Redford took the helm a year ago. The legislative agenda apparently includes a new Education Act (it was introduced twice before, but not passed; this version hopefully has the kinks worked out). But we also need a model for funding that is both generous and entrenched. Redford campaigned on a platform of sustainable planning and funding, in a number of areas, including schools. “It’s going to be about education,”
she said in one spring campaign stop in Red Deer in which she listed priorities and talked about defining Alberta’s future. She told the Advocate editorial board, earlier in the spring, that “We will be planning ahead for 20 or 30 years with respect to infrastructure and social policy.” She told the annual premier’s dinner this fall in Red Deer that her government will focus on strengthening families and communities (read: schools). And she sent Education Minister Jeff Johnson to Red Deer in late September, where he met with local school officials. All of this suggests that if there is not a plan to bolster education in Alberta, there at least is some intent. But Albertans shouldn’t be required to wait any longer. It’s time for action, and the crisis in school funding would be a good place to start. John Stewart is the Advocate’s managing editor.
A government that spies on its citizens FEDERAL TRIBUNAL TO RULE WHETHER OTTAWA RETALIATED AGAINST NATIVE RIGHTS ADVOCATE Cindy Blackstock has spent more than five years trying to hold Ottawa accountable for a funding gap on the welfare of aboriginal children on reserves. Instead of dealing with that funding gap, Ottawa has spent nearly as long searching for dirt on Blackstock. In total, it has spent more than $3 million trying to derail her bid to have the government’s funding policy ruled as discrimination against native children. Fresh evidence of government spying on Blackstock and a court victory for the aboriginal children’s advocate show Ottawa is losing this fight, despite its chilling surveillance of a woman they TIM seek to discredit. HARPER It was less than a year ago that Blackstock went public, after learning through her own access-to-information request that the government had been spying on her. It has been monitoring her Facebook account, sending officials to hear her speak and compiling a voluminous file on her. In a decision released last week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal agreed to add allegations of government retaliation against Blackstock as part of a historic hearing on the larger matter set to begin next February. The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network will televise proceedings — representing another loss by Ottawa, which tried to block the cameras. It was 2007 when Blackstock’s organization, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, filed the complaint against Ottawa, alleging discrimination was behind a policy that has Ottawa providing 22 per cent less than the provinces for ab-
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original child welfare services. The case is hugely important, not only because the tribunal will determine whether Blackstock is a victim of government retaliation, but because it could hold the government responsible for something that is ongoing. Tribunals have usually ruled on matters or decisions that have already taken place. In this case, the tribunal could order the government to end a discriminatory practice — and that would entail ending the funding gap. In ruling in favour of Blackstock’s bid to amend the hearing, the tribunal pointed to previous admissions by government officials that Blackstock had been barred from meetings where her expertise had been initially sought because of her challenge to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. If she wins the retaliation case, Blackstock says, she will donate any penalty paid to her to a charity. Blackstock now also has in hand more emails showing how the government reacted when her story went public on APTN, the Toronto Star and the CBC last November. In essence, after being caught spying on her through email chains, the government then sparked another flurry of emails to show a sudden obsession with their “media lines.’’ It would be comical if this situation was not so serious. The emails confirm that Aboriginal Affairs made a request to monitor her personal Facebook page for a period of six months, beginning around February 2010, but it did not renew the request — because it learned the Justice Department was already monitoring her Facebook account. So Blackstock now knows two government departments were monitoring her Facebook page. The government scrambled twice, once when her story landed in the Star last Nov. 15, then again when she appeared on CBC’s The Current, last Nov. 17. They immediately decided their response should
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be that Aboriginal Affairs routinely monitors social media and considered her Facebook and Twitter accounts public in their search for any shift in her position or ulterior motive for her human rights case. But one official cautioned, as they developed their talking points, that the practice should not be described as “routine.” (Blackstock, in providing the emails to me, asked that I not identify the officials by name to protect their privacy). A lawyer handling the case admitted in writing they were looking for “ulterior motives’’ in Blackstock’s determination to have the case heard and suggested the “media lines” should be no comment, because it was important to protect Blackstock’s privacy because she had not given permission for them to respond. That was after she accessed documents showing her privacy was blatantly breached. Blackstock is at a loss to explain the government’s obsession with her. “The proposed Internet surveillance bill was met with all this outrage,’’ she says, “but meanwhile, they are just going ahead and doing it to me, including taking screen shots of my Facebook page.’’ By the end of this month, the Privacy Commissioner is expected to rule on the Blackstock case, at which time we will likely learn whether the surveillance has ended. “They don’t have the facts to defend this,’’ Blackstock told me. “I tell my friends I am a little embarrassed, they have been following me around all this time and they haven’t found anything spicy. It shows you what kind of life I am leading.’’ The embarrassment should lie with a government that refuses to deal with the substance of the human rights complaint but opens its guns on the complainant. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Science on fluoride shows risk to humans I would like to respond to recent letters submitted by Evan Bedford and Dr. M.D. Bochinski. Mr. Bedford, you sound like you are taking an interest in the do or don’t positions on fluoridation, but have not seen any of the actual scientific studies. If you have a computer, or if not can get to the public library, I suggest you check out some of the following stories. You can access them from Google. Also, if you read the Red Deer Express, I suggest you check out page 24 for info on the study done by the Harvard School of Public Health. In 1977, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis and Dr. Dean Burk, former chief chemist at the National Cancer Institute released a study that linked fluoridation to 10,000 cancer deaths a year in the U.S. Check Rense. com/health/fluoride1.htm The Journal of the Canadian Dental Association states that “Fluoride supplements should not be recommended for children less than three years old.” So, are they saying that children under the age of three shouldn’t be drinking fluoridated water? Also can be checked at the Rense.com address. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) stated in 1977 that, for the average individual, a retention of 2 mg fluoride a day would result in crippling skeletal fluorosis after 40 years. If so, is this what you would wish for your children and grandchildren? Find this at Bruha.com A University of South Florida study found a relationship between fluoridation intake during pregnancy to the yearly one per cent increase in learning difficulties found in children. Again, check Bruha. com A 1944 editorial in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) states “We do know that the use of drinking water containing as little as 1.2 to 3 ppm of fluorine will cause such developmental disturbances in bones as osteosclerosis, spondylosis and osteopetrosis, as well as goiters. Again, go to Bruha.com A comprehensive study done by dentists trained by the National Institute of Dental Research on over 39,000 school children aged five to 17 years showed no significant differences in terms of decayed, missing and filled teeth among caries incidences in fluoridated, non-fluoridated and partially fluoridated communities. Bruha.com For those who drink green tea it is really important to check Bruha.com — Green Tea and Fluoride. A real eye opener! Tea leaves accumulate more fluoride from pollution of soil and air than any other edible plant. A web site by a pro-fluoridation infant medical group lists a cup of black tea to contain 7.8 mgs of fluoride — roughly the same amount as if one were to drink 7.5 quarts of water fluoridated at 1 ppm. Plus, fluorides in teas are found together with aluminum. This is of urgent concern due to the relation of the fluoride/aluminum combination to renal and neurological damage, as in Alzheimer’s. Bruha. com. Fluoride is one of the most bone seeking elements known. The U.S. Public Health Service stated that fluoride makes bones more brittle and the dental enamel. In 1981 Dean Burk, for many decades chief chemist at the US National Cancer Institute, testified that fluoride causes more cancer, and causes it faster than any other chemical. And in 1996 another cancer related study was published showing significant correlation between fluoride concentration in drinking water and uterine cancer mortality. In 1997 there were more than 80 references available linking fluoride to cancer. Bruha. com. And, the site Drugs. com states that fluoride is a drug, available by prescription. It also says before using it you should tell your dentist and doctor if you are on a low salt or salt free diet as you may not be able to use it. So how does fluoridated water affect the multitude of people out there on low salt or salt free diets? It also says it is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied fluoride, but many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all other medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a medication without telling your doctor. So is this sort of like playing Russian roulette? I urge everyone to do your research and make up your own mind. Do not blindly accept that only your dentist knows best. You may say we have no proof of any of these statements being true. However, there is also no proof they are not true. And for me, and my children and grandchildren, I care enough about their future that I want more research and I really feel if we are going to err, we should err on the side of caution. Please research and think carefully before you decide. Margaret Beres Red Deer
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A poem for Amanda Todd In the darkness they bring To the light you must go A child of God, an angel to all Fear not of the unknown Because you know now your worth Protect us and guide us Free from the pain you endured Free from the shackles of others sins Learn of love and compassion From the plain you now walk You’re spirit set free to love
uct from the aluminum and phosphate industries. Broken down, hydrofluorosilicic acid is “hydro (water), fluo (fluoride), silicic (sand) and since there is no electron it becomes an acid” (Dr. David Kennedy). He says if you submerge your hand in the fluoride water, you will die. If more than a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste is put on a toothbrush and is accidently swallowed, or if it is put into a bottle of water and you drink it, you will die. A serious question needs to be asked why our Canadian and World Health Organizations are allowing the dangerous hydrofluosilicic acid in our municipal water supply in the first place? Many studies worldwide show harmful effects to organs such as the bones (makes them brittle), the thyroid, the pineal gland, the brain (Alzheimer’s), lowering of the IQ, damaging nerve cells, and harmful to babies. Just read the warning labels on products where fluoride is used (e.g. toothpaste, rat poison). Many countries and continents such as Europe, India, Japan, China, Asia as well as in Canada, 96 per cent of B.C., recently Calgary (November 2011) and Okotoks in Alberta that we know of, as well as approximately two-thirds of the U.S., with Florida in March 2012, all have opted to remove fluoride from
their municipal water. Fluoridation uses a one size fits all approach with no control on the amount consumed daily (Dr. Phyllis Mullenix). It is not an essential element or nutrient for human growth and development. It is not a preventive measure as shown by over 2,000 worldwide studies. In fact, studies show that the teeth of non-fluorinated areas are just as good if not better than fluorinated ones (Dr. Tim Kropp). Just Google fluoride and see for yourself. “You take it for a lifetime because it’s meant to help someone else’s teeth. Unfortunately, if 51 per cent of all the voters in town say they want fluoride everyone gets medicated.” (Dr. Paul Connett, chemist). Where is our freedom to choose what is right for our body? You certainly have that right with any drug you take. I resent the fact that our human body is being used as a filtration system for the chemical companies who are using our bodies as the dumping ground for their undisposable hazardous waste. Craig MacKenzie Red Deer
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Bugs plague response to cyber-attacks: auditor BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government has been slow to boot up an effective response to the rapidly growing threat of cyber-attacks on crucial systems, says Canada’s auditor general. In his newly tabled report, Michael Ferguson reveals the government has made only limited progress in shoring up vital computer networks and has lagged in building partnerships with other players. Ferguson points out the federal cyber-incident response centre doesn’t even operate around the clock. The report says the shortcomings have left key networks — such as the one that ensures employment insurance benefits are delivered on time —
exposed to attack. Assaults that crippled computer systems at the Finance Department and Treasury Board in January 2011 have been linked to efforts — possibly originating in China — to gather data on the potential takeover of a Canadian potash company. Ferguson says the cyber-attack cost taxpayers “several million dollars” in repairs, overtime and lost productivity. A lessons-learned exercise after the intrusion revealed “ongoing vulnerabilities to government systems” and showed that restricted information was being stored on unsafe networks, adds his report. Officials told the auditor general that the threat from malicious hackers was evolving more quickly than the government’s ability to keep pace.
Ferguson says the issue is important because computer-based systems form the backbone for much of Canada’s critical infrastructure, including the energy, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors as well as government information systems. “Cyber-threats are real, cyberthreats are going to exist and you can’t eliminate them,” he told a news conference. “But it’s important for the government, in terms of its own systems, to make sure that they understand the types of threats and that they can be in front of them as far as possible. “It’s something that the government needs to be ever-vigilant about.” The government has acknowledged the dangers lurking in the online world for well over a decade, but a number
of key initiatives and programs have fallen short, concludes the report. Elsewhere in Tuesday’s report, Ferguson found: — National Defence and Veterans Affairs failed to inform injured ex-soldiers about their rights to benefits. — Finance Canada has not published long-term projections of the effect of budget decisions on government revenues and debt. — Planned changes to the old age security system will save government about $10 billion a year by the time they’re fully implemented in 2029, the first time any such projection has been released. — National Defence is falling perilously behind in the maintenance of its properties, including failures to meet fire-code regulations.
Top court readies historic McGuinty rules out bid for federal Liberal leadership ruling in fight for the Etobicoke Centre riding BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Canada’s chief electoral officer says he’s looking for guidance in Thursday’s historic Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the validity of the result in a hotly disputed Toronto riding. That’s exactly what Marc Mayrand will get when Canada’s highest court decides whether Conservative MP Ted Opitz legitimately won his seat in the riding of Etobicoke Centre in the May 2011 federal election. Thursday’s ruling will mark the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on the validity of an election result in a federal riding. It will set a precedent because the ruling will likely set out clear rules on when the courts ought to involve themselves in reviewing tight election races — and when they should steer clear. The ruling will determine whether Opitz keeps his seat or has to face a byelection against former Liberal incumbent Borys Wrzesnewskyj, whom he narrowly defeated by 26 votes. Opitz is appealing a May ruling by an Ontario Superior Court judge that set aside his victory, after identifying procedural irregularities with 79 ballots. Though there’s been no shortage of partisan political mudslinging over Etobicoke Centre, there is no evidence that either of the candidates — or either of the two federal parties — engaged in any level of fraud or corrup-
tion. It is Elections Canada’s conduct that has come under close examination by the Supreme Court.The court will have to consider a two-pronged core issue: whether polling officials made errors, and whether those errors actually had any impact on the final result. “I indicated that we would take steps to improve the situation and correct, prevent those errors (from being) committed again. And that’s exactly what we’re working on,” Mayrand said Tuesday. “We’re taking initiatives for the upcoming byelections and I’m looking forward to the Supreme Court decision that will hopefully provide some guidance (so) as to address this issue.” Elections Canada spokeswoman Diane Benson said the lessons learned from Etobicoke Centre are being applied to the coming byelections elsewhere. “Those measures include refining election worker training to put increased emphasis on compliance with standards and procedures at the polls and having election workers do periodic checks during the day to ensure that all required documents are present and accounted for,” she said. Ontario Superior Court Justice Thomas Lederer threw out Opitz’s victory because he found irregularities that essentially related to how new voters were registered on Election Day, and whether the accompanying paperwork by Elections Canada staff was up to scratch.
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OTTAWA — Dalton McGuinty won’t be challenging Justin Trudeau for the federal Liberal leadership. The Ontario premier has decided to look for challenges outside politics altogether. “I made a commitment ... both to myself and to some supporters to carefully consider a run for the Liberal leadership for the Liberal Party of Canada,” McGuinty said “I’ve talked it over with family and supporters and I’ve decided not to run.” McGuinty has been under mounting pressure to run for the federal party’s top job since he shocked the nation last week by announcing his intention to resign as premier. Some of his closest advisers have put together a campaign team that would have been ready to go this week. Liberals eager for a heavyweight rival to Trudeau, the prohibitive frontrunner, have been urging McGuinty to leap to the federal arena. A source close to the premier said he’s received encouragement from “Bay Street titans, private labour leaders, student and community leaders, particularly by current mayors, former premiers from across the country and two former prime ministers.”
McGuinty thanked all those who would have supported his candidacy and joked that his wife, Terri, “thanks all those who were opposed.” He said two factors heavily influenced his decision to stay out of the fray: the conflicting timing of the federal and provincial leadership races and the 10-year commitment required to rebuild the shattered federal party, which was reduced to a 34-seat rump in the 2011 election. The Ontario Liberal Party has set the weekend of Jan. 25 for choosing his successor. McGuinty noted he’s promised to stick around as premier until his successor is chosen, “a job that takes 110 per cent of my time.” That would leave little time to campaign in the federal race, which is already well underway, although the starting gun doesn’t officially go off until Nov. 14, and culminates on April 14. Moreover, McGuinty noted he’s served 22 years in provincial politics — 16 at the helm of Ontario Liberals, nine as premier — and said that’s enough for him, and for his family. “My family has supported me throughout. So, it’s time for me to take on challenges outside of politics and I am confident that I’m going to find other ways to serve my province and my country and that’s what I look forward to doing.”
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THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The number of prisoners harming themselves in federal penitentiaries has almost tripled in the last five years, says a new study from the federal correction investigator. Overcrowding, longer sentences, the warehousing of the mentally ill in prisons and a corrections mentality too focused on security and not enough on rehabilitation are all factors in a complex, growing problem, Howard Sapers said Tuesday as he delivered his eighth annual report. His investigations show that aboriginal offenders and women are most likely to abuse themselves by cutting, self strangulation, headbanging, burning and ingesting harmful objects or substances. And the Correctional Service of Canada continues to treat such incidents as security problems rather than mental-health issues, said Sapers, which can make problems worse. “There are safe places to put these people where they will receive the treatment that they need as opposed to just holding them in a cage and occasionally pepperspraying them or putting them in restraints,” Sapers said at a news conference. The correctional investigator gave examples of an inmate who has been fitted with a helmet because he continues to pound his head against a wall, and a woman in Saskatoon for whom the corrections service has built its first padded cell. “Many have argued that some of those folks, while they may have been convicted of a crime, are really more patients than offenders,” said Sapers. “Some are acutely mentally ill and they should be in healthcare facilities.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper, asked about the report in the House of Commons, said his government is “more than aware of mental health challenges that impact upon the prison population and upon criminal justice issues.” “The government is making significant investments to deal with these problems,” said Harper. But Sapers says he’s been sounding the alarm on rising prisoner self harm for years and little has changed in the corrections service, except the scope of the problem. “The response to that growth (in numbers) has been to try to do more of the same, which isn’t working,” said the corrections investigator. His report comes as Canada’s penitentiary population hits an alltime high of more than 15,000 federal inmates. Sapers says there’s far too much emphasis in the corrections system on warehousing prisoners in secure surroundings and not nearly enough on preparing convicts for their eventual release back into society. Prisons have become harsher places, says Sapers, crowded with longer-term, older offenders and a system that he says is “criminalizing mental health issues” — all contributing factors in the sharply rising numbers of selfharming prisoners. He’s recommending a complete ban on placing suicidal or self-harming prisoners in long-term segregation and wants to see prisoners with mental-health problems moved to secure hospital settings where they can be properly treated. New Democrats claimed that Sapers’ report shows the Conservative government’s harsh criminal justice policies are actually making Canadians less safe.
Ontario doctors launch assault on obesity using tools used on smoking WANT HIGHER TAXES ON SUGARY AND FATTY FOODS, PACKAGING MUCH LIKE WHAT IS USED ON CIGARETTES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario doctors have launched an assault on obesity, saying society should aggressively fight the epidemic using the tools that have made major inroads in the battle against smoking. The campaign calls for graphic warnings — like the ones tobacco companies must print on cigarette packages — on highcalorie, low-nutritional value foods such as sugar-sweetened soft drinks, french fries and even fruit juices. It also calls for higher taxes on sugary or fatty foods, lower taxes on healthy foods, and restrictions on sales of junk foods in sports venues and other recreational facilities used by children and teenagers. The types of changes needed to fight obesity won’t come into effect overnight, Dr. Doug Weir, president of the Ontario Medical Association, admitted at a news conference announcing the campaign Tuesday. But Weir said society needs to start addressing obesity or it will face epidemic levels of weight-induced illnesses, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. “If we don’t do something about this now, we’re going to have a tidal wave of the consequences of those conditions,” said Weir, a psychiatrist who said he deals with issues related to childhood obesity on a regular basis in his practice. He estimated the extra health-care costs attributable to obesity are in the range of $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion a year in Ontario alone.
The OMA noted that a recent re-analysis of Canadian data showed that 31.5 per cent of children and teens — virtually one in three — are overweight or obese. That’s up from 14 to 18 per cent in the 1980s. The OMA isn’t in a position to bring about any of the changes it is advocating, it can only help to focus government and public attention on the problem and its recommendations for addressing it. Weir said the organization will be raising the issue with the Ontario government. For the campaign, it devised images of food products — a serving of french fries from a fast food restaurant, a pizza box, a juice pack, a carton of chocolate milk — branded with the types of eye catching images and warnings that have changed the face of cigarette packaging. The juice box bore a graphic picture of a deep ulcer on the sole of a foot, a limbthreatening problem people with diabetes can face. The milk carton was printed with a warning declaring that a half litre of chocolate milk (the larger of the individual sizes sold) contains 360 calories and 12.5 teaspoons of sugar. The association’s inclusion of juice raised some eyebrows, reflecting the fact that many people think juice is a healthy option for thirsty kids. But Weir noted juice has as many — or more — calories as sugar-sweetened sodas, saying it has been transformed from a drink people consumed in small quantities in the morning to something children drink all day long. Weight loss expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff agreed, pointing out that expert groups
advise that juice consumption should be limited to half a cup per day for young children and a cup a day for everyone else. Grape juice, he noted, contains 10 teaspoons of sugar per glass. “Whether the sugar was made by a plant or whether the sugar was made by a machine, it doesn’t change the fact it’s still sugar,” said Freedhoff, who is the medical director of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute. “And beverages with 10 teaspoons of sugar shouldn’t be beverages that we consume on a regular basis.” An association representing food and beverage manufacturers hit back swiftly, denouncing the linking of some foods with tobacco. “Let’s be very clear — food is not tobacco,” Phyllis Tanaka, vice president for scientific and regulatory affairs, food and nutrition for Food and Consumer Products of Canada, said in a statement. “Tobacco has no place in a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A tax on food and beverages is nothing but a tax grab that will hurt lower and middle income Ontarians the most.” The organization noted that the government of Denmark introduced a tax on saturated fat last year, but is now moving to scrap it. The tax was blamed for the loss of jobs in the country’s food manufacturing sector. The industry group said consumer education and more choice will lead to better results in the fight against obesity. But Freedhoff said governments need to act, because consumers cannot do it on their own.
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HOMEOWNERS MADE CUTBACKS TO MAKE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS: BMO REPORT THE CANADIAN PRESS A new survey suggests many Canadian homeowners have made cutbacks in the past year to make mortgage payments and threequarters would feel a significant squeeze in their finances from even a modest rise in mortgage payments. The inaugural BMO Housing Confidence Report finds one-third of those surveyed say they’ve already cut back on spending, while one-quarter have reduced the amount they’re saving and 17 per cent have dipped into savings to meet mortgage obligations. And 72 per cent of respondents say they would feel significant strain from a modest increase in their monthly mortgage payments, such as from an increase in interest rates. Meanwhile, 16 per cent say a 10 per cent rise in mortgage payments would leave them at risk of not being able to afford their home. Still, homeowners seem relatively confident in the market, with 46 per cent of respondents saying they plan to buy in the next five years. However, the level of interest in buying drops to 36 per cent in the event of a five per cent increase in home prices. The report, which was conducted by Pollara in September, paints a picture of homeowner sentiment following new mortgage regulations.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
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Dentistry opinions shared RED DEER DENTIST DR. MICHAEL ZUK WAS INTERVIEWED ON THE CBC TELEVISION SHOW MARKETPLACE ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A Red Deer dentist with concerns about cosmetic dentistry shared his skepticism on CBC’s Marketplace last Friday. Dr. Michael Zuk was interviewed by Erica Johnson, a host on the consumer advocacy TV show, in an episode entitled Money Where Your Mouth Is. In the program, a Marketplace researcher with a hidden camera showed X-rays of her own teeth to 20 dentists in Toronto and Vancouver. Many of the resulting diagnoses were similar, but others varied significantly. Recommendations ranged from a simple cleaning to root canals and bridge replacements, with the associated costs running from $144 to nearly $12,000. A few urged her to improve the appearance of her teeth with dental veneers. A pair of University of Toronto dental instructors examined the researcher’s teeth and concluded that a cleaning and possibly one crown were all that was needed. Zuk, who once published a book entitled Confessions of a Former Cosmetic Dentist, was asked for his reaction to Marketplace’s findings. He told Johnson that some dentists consider veneers — thin shells of porcelain or composite material that are cemented to the front of the tooth — to be the answer to all cosmetic dental problems. But, he said, veneers are costly, can irreversibly affect the teeth they’re applied to and will likely have to be redone at some point.
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Erica Johnson of CBC’s Marketplace shows Red Deer dentist Michael Zuk a video that Marketplace secretly shot in another dentist’s office. The episode was broadcast nationally last Friday. Zuk also told Johnson that many dentists have high overhead and are carrying a large debt load, which could tempt them to recommend more expensive services. He also pointed out that dentists have different ideas and training, which could cause their opinions to vary. “It’s extremely variable.” Speaking with the Advocate on Tuesday, Zuk said he thought
the Marketplace investigation was well done. He pointed out that many of the dentists were consistent in their conclusions, and that the baseline exam conducted by the university instructors could be challenged itself. “Thinking that we can magically say, ‘This is the right answer and everyone else is wrong,’ is pretty tough.” Zuk also said that a cheaper
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GenTex able to capitalize on busy oil industry BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR
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Century Equipment Ind. partners Rich Crout, left, and Jeff Church look over some newly acquired pumps imported from China. The Triplex pumps will be used for workover, completions and production in the oil patch.
The line between adversity and opportunity can be a narrow one. When Red Deer’s GenTex Oilfield Manufacturing Inc. found itself waiting for the pumps needed in the oilfield heating and pumping equipment it manufactures, president Garett Cupples began pondering ways to address the bottleneck. One option was to create a stand-alone company to supply those pumps. That company recently came into existence. But Century Equipment Industries Ltd.’s customer base extends far beyond GenTex, which only accounts for about 25 to 30 per cent of its sales. Cupples, who is a partner in Century Equipment, said the new company has been able to capitalize on a need in the busy oilfield service sector. “We’re able to keep our inventory up and deliver a good quality component with quick turnover time.”
Operating from its own premises in Belich Business Park, Century Equipment sells oilfield pumps and components that are manufactured in China. Quality has been the primary objective, said Cupples, with considerable time spent choosing and directing the Chinese companies that Century Equipment works with. “I’ve been to China probably three or four times.” Products have been inspected by Century Equipment officials in China and again upon their arrival in Canada. They’ve also undergone third-party testing to ensure the materials utilized are suitable for the equipment’s end use. This commitment to quality, said Cupples, is essential when breaking into a new market. “The quality has to be as good or better, and the delivery and price have to be better as well.”
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course of treatment isn’t necessarily better than a more expensive one. However, he acknowledged that dentistry — like any profession — has members whose work might be questionable. Many dentists emerge from school and other training with large debts that they’re under pressure to repay.
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Bank of Canada holds Tourism initiatives earn provincial awards rate at one per cent A pair of Central Alberta tourism initiatives have captured provincial recognition. The 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Online Campaign and Central Alberta Country Drive were each earned an Alberta Tourism Award during the 2012 Alto Awards Gala in Calgary on Monday night. The 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Online Campaign, which was organized by Tourism Red Deer, received the Alto Award for Marketing Excellence (up to $10,000). That award recognizes marketing initiatives that encourage travel to and within Alberta. The Scotties Online Campaign sought to promote local hotels, restaurants, attractions and events during the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which was held in Red Deer. Tourism Red Deer arranged for information cards to be handed out to curling spectators, with these containing a QR code that led users to a mobile website, said Liz Taylor, executive director of Tourism Red Deer. That site featured packages, information on events and content related to the tournament, and was monitored and updated regularly. It’s estimated that $12 million in economic spinoffs were generated by the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Tourism Red Deer was also behind Central Alberta Country Drive, as was Red Deer County. That initiative received the Alto Award for Marketing Excellence (between $10,000 and $25,000). Central Alberta Country Drive involved rural tourism operators in and around Red Deer County who developed a website, social media profiles and a marketing strategy with a country drive theme. That boosted website traffic and attracted more visitors to area events and attractions, said Myrna Pearman, who chaired the Country Drive group. The project included social media workshops for operators, said Pearman, and also resulted in a new Country Drive website, Facebook page, Twitter profile and brochure. Alto Awards were presented in eight other categories. The 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Online Campaign faced other finalists in the form of the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta from the City of Medicine Hat, and the Town of Devon’s Ride Devon Website. Central Alberta Country Drive topped a field that included The Studio Group Marketing & Communications’ Canmore Go Beyond campaign. Finalists and winners were chosen by 24 industry volunteer judges.
Apple debuts iPad mini A BIGGER SCREEN AND HIGHER PRICE TAG THAN RIVAL TABLETS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple Inc.’s pencilthin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, signalling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war. The company debuted the iPad Mini Tuesday, with a screen two-thirds smaller than the full model, and half the weight. Customers can begin ordering the new model on Friday. In a surprise, Apple also revamped its flagship, full-sized iPad just six months after the launch of the latest model. Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs once ridiculed a small tablet from a competitor as a “tweener” that was too big and too small to compete with either smartphones or tablets. Now Apple’s own Mini enters a growing small-tablet market dominated by Amazon. com Inc.’s Kindle Fire. Apple is charging $329 and up for the Mini — a price that fits into the Apple product lineup between the latest iPod Touch ($299) and the iPad 2 ($399). Company watchers had been expecting Apple to price the iPad Mini at $250 to $300 to compete with the Kindle Fire, which starts at $159. Barnes & Noble Inc.’s Nook HD and Google Inc.’s Nexus 7 both start at $199. “Apple had an opportunity to step on the throat of Amazon and and Google yet decided to rely on its brand and focus on margin,” said
Bill Kreher, an analyst with brokerage Edward Jones. Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads since April 2010. Analysts expect Apple to sell 5 million to 10 million iPad minis before the year is out. Apple shares fell $20.67, or 3.3 per cent, to $613.36 when the price was announced. Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. jumped 88 cents, or 6.1 per cent, to $15.32. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. rose 53 cents, or 0.2 per cent, to $234.31. Apple starts taking orders for the new model on Friday, said marketing chief Phil Schiller in San Jose. Wi-Fi-only models on Nov. 2. Later, the company will add models capable of accessing “LTE” wireless data networks. When pre-orders start on Oct. 26, the iPad Mini will be competing for the attention of gadget shoppers with the release of Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system. The screen of the iPad Mini is 7.9 inches on the diagonal, making it larger than the 7-inch screens of the competitors. It also sports two cameras, on the front and on the back, which the competitors don’t. The iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and weighs 0.68 pounds, half as much as the full-size iPad with its 9.7-inch screen, Schiller said. The screen resolution is 1024 by 768 pixels, the same as the iPad 2 and a quarter of the resolution of the flagship iPad, which starts at $499.
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ZUK: Wise approach Zuk said a wise approach is to seek a second and even a third opinion when considering cosmetic dentistry. This strategy might also be appropriate in some situations for basic dental care, he added. “When it comes to big money they should be getting more opinions, I think.” Zuk said he’s been criticized by other dental professionals for publicizing his concerns, including after the Marketplace episode aired. He said he doesn’t care. “I’m not going to stay quiet. I want to lobby the profession and hopefully educate the public about things that I think have been revealed by the show. “It just doesn’t sit well with me that I can just zip my mouth up.” The Advocate contacted the Alberta Dental Association and College on Tuesday for its reaction to the Marketplace show and Zuk’s comments, but it was unable to provide an immediate response. email@example.com
PUMPS: Good reputation Also important is the fact that Century Equipment pumps are being used and sold by GenTex, said Cupples. “It’s part of our product line, so we want to make sure Century has a good reputation.” Currently, Century Equipment only sells into Canada. But its market should expand, and its equipment will be exported as components in GenTex products, said Cupples. Despite being separate companies, Century Equipment and GenTex are able to benefit from
The new model has better apps and is easier to use than competitors like Google’s Nexus, said Avi Greengart, a consumer electronics analyst with Current Analysis. “This really is not in the same category as some of the other 7-inch tablets,” he said. “And that’s before you consider that it has a premium design — it’s made of metal that’s extremely lightweight.” Jobs attacked the whole idea of smaller tablets in his last appearance on a conference call with analysts in October 2010. “The reason we wouldn’t make a 7-inch tablet isn’t because we don’t want to hit a price point. It’s because we don’t think you can make a great tablet with a 7-inch screen,” Jobs said. “The 7-inch tablets are tweeners, too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with an iPad.” Job’s chief objection was that a smaller screen would make it hard to hit buttons on the screen with the fingers — never mind that Apple’s iPhone, with an even smaller screen, was already a hit at the time. Apple senior vicepresident Eddy Cue started working on changing Jobs’ mind. In an email sent to other Apple managers in January 2011, Cue said the CEO had started warming to the idea of a smaller tablet. The email surfaced as part of Apple’s patent trial against Samsung Electronics Co. this year.
TRENDSETTING RATE SIGNALS CONCERN ON HOUSEHOLD DEBT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has kept its trendsetting policy interest rate at one per cent for the 17th consecutive time, but signalled Tuesday that it’s worried about household debt and may need to hike rates if the problem worsens. The stand-pat decision on the policy rate was widely expected, but economists had been looking for softer language on the warning that the next move will be to hike interest rates. Bank governor Mark Carney kept the previous language largely intact and the bank’s statement on the economy wasn’t as subdued as some had expected. That’s the way markets interpreted the statement. The dollar, which had been sagging before the 9 a.m. release date, rose modestly afterwards. CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld said Carney had softened somewhat his tightening bias based on economic growth, but introduced a new reason for hiking rates — his growing alarm with mounting household debt. “In the end, the (language) is still consistent with a central bank who believes he is going to raise rates some time in mid-2013 or early in the second half of 2013, but whether that happens could still be very sensitive to the growth rate in the economy,” said CIBC chief economic Avery Shenfeld. The statement makes clear that Carney has no plans to cut interest rates, he added. The bank said household debt, which was recently revised to 163 per cent of income by Statistics Canada, will continue to rise before stabilizing in a few years. It said it will consider those imbalances in the housing sector in its future monetary decisions, something it did not mention in previous reports but a concern Carney included in his speech in British Columbia last week. In that speech, Carney notably dropped his mantra about needing to raise interest rates to the extent that economic recovery continues, leading many economists and markets to believe he would move to a neutral bias in Tuesday’s announcement. That didn’t happen, although Carney dropped in vague language that tight-
ening will likely come “over time.” Still some economists did see the overall statement as slightly more dovish than the previous advisories, in part because the Bank of Canada had downgraded its expectations for inflation. “The Bank of Canada has taken a baby step toward joining the dovish tone across other global central banks and I can see further steps ahead,” said Derek Holt, vice president of economics with Scotia Capital. The bank was also somewhat more upbeat about the Canadian and global economy than analysts anticipated. Many economists considered the bank’s projection for 2.1 per cent growth this year, 2.3 in 2013 and 2.5 in 2014 too optimistic, particularly as the first half of this year had come in below two per cent. But Carney stuck to his guns. He upgraded this year’s forecast to 2.2 per cent — a technical correction due to changed methodology recently adopted by Statistics Canada — kept 2013 unchanged and lowered 2014 a smidgen to 2.4 per cent. “Following the recent period of below-potential growth, the economy is expected to pick up and return to full capacity by the end of 2013,” the bank said. “The bank continues to project that the expansion will be driven mainly by growth in consumption and business investment,” but that housing activity will slow and exports are expected to remain below pre-recession levels until the first half of 2014. On the global economy, he said conditions are largely what had been expected with U.S. expansion progressing “at a gradual pace” and Europe in contraction. But he said there were signs the larger than expected slowing in China and other emerging economies was stabilizing, prices for oil and other commodities have increased, and global financial conditions have improved due to aggressive policy actions. The outlook is overall somewhat brighter than what many private sector economists perceive. Carney will provide a more detail explanation why he sees conditions relatively rosy on Wednesday when he releases the bank’s monetary policy review and holds a news conference in Ottawa.
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Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduces the iPad Mini in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday.
synergies, he said. GenTex is experienced in international business dealings, and customers who need pumps or components can now buy Century Equipment products. Century Equipment also has oilfield heating equipment for rent, which relieves GenTex of this responsibility. And its premises are being used for repair and servicing work, which allows GenTex to focus on manufacturing. Cupples said Century Equipment faced some early pressure to expand its product line into drilling pumps. But he wanted to concentrate on the completion and production side of the industry, where GenTex is active. “Drilling is a completely different industry,” he explained. “We’re not just going to get into something because we think there’s money in it. I’ve seen too many people fail at that.” firstname.lastname@example.org
COACH: Active listening The active listening approach engages the client/ prospect in a genuine conversation that can develop a true, in-depth understanding of their situation. Ask thoughtful questions during the conversation that will help reveal more information. Ask clarifying questions to be sure you understand before presenting a solution. Stay in the present and focus on the person(s) speaking. Make plenty of eye contact and use simple responses that encourage the other person to provide more details. If there’s any doubt they’re listening, ask a question in the middle of one of your sentences. If they don’t answer, re-frame your thoughts and try another approach. If they are totally distracted, respect that there may be a better time to meet with them. When the individual finishes talking, count to two before you say anything. This will help you to not cut
them off. Look for the theme of the message by noting the key points in the conversation. Take time to write some notes to be sure that you won’t forget what exactly was said and what you need to do next. All of us have met someone that challenges our personal and business values. It’s very difficult to separate the individual from the transaction. It’s next to impossible to establish good communications if you feel your ethics are compromised. There are those times that you have to deal with an unhappy customer. We all know clients that vent, even yell. No one wants to listen to a hot head, and no one likes to be yelled at or criticized. Try to remain calm and make efforts to react in a positive manner. Remember, verbal abuse is never acceptable. You can’t fix what you don’t understand. I like to validate their position by saying something like, “If I were in your position, I would probably feel the same way.” Then ask the person to clarify the problem and summarize to make sure you understand the issues. Once you know what the issues are, you can look for areas of agreement. Identify with their situation the best you can. Thank them for bringing the issue to your attention and then gain commitment to work towards a solution. Often, just listening and understanding each other will resolve the situation. Active listening demonstrates that you respect someone else’s opinion. People feel confident in telling you things when they know they have actually been heard. Active listening allows you to learn all you need to know about the business, the owner and staff and management. Listening to others is one of the greatest compliments you can pay them. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to medium-sized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 403-3400880.
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MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Tuesday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.
Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 106.68 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 74.50 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.31 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.73 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.06 Cdn. National Railway . . 86.29 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 87.89 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 4.20 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 66.60 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.18 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.38 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 28.55 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 38.90 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.63 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.40 General Motors Co. . . . . 23.87 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 16.81 Research in Motion. . . . . . 7.59 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 38.15 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 34.75 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 61.90 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.12 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 43.35 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.44 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 70.08 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.69 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 33.85 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 10.93 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.65 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.54 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 49.50 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.76 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 17.30 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 38.68 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.60 First Quantum Minerals . 21.92 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 42.25 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.28 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 50.08 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 9.83 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 40.35 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.74 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 30.54
Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 24.06 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 29.84 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 43.05 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.00 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 44.87 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 29.64 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.35 Canyon Services Group. 11.27 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 33.81 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.740 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 22.56 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.20 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 90.18 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 33.47 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.44 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 26.73 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 44.31 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.49 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.59 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.16 Penn West Energy . . . . . 13.22 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.84 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 7.71 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.66 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.16 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.65 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.72 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 47.18
MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 150 points Tuesday amid sliding commodity prices as U.S. earnings disappointments and a fresh round of worry centred on Europe’s debt crisis reminded investors about flagging global growth. The S&P/TSX composite index closed off the worst levels of the session, coming back from a 262-point slide to fall 177.71 points to 12,225.84 with losses spread across all sectors, while the TSX Venture Exchange lost 18.9 points to 1,289.5. U.S. markets were sharply lower in the wake of disappointments from Dow heavyweights DuPont and 3M. The Dow industrials plunged 243.36 points to 13,102.53, the Nasdaq was down 26.5 points to 2,990.46 while the S&P 500 index fell 20.71 points to 1,413.11. The Canadian dollar pared early losses as the Bank of Canada said it was keeping its key rate unchanged at one per cent while keeping intact language warning that it will raise rates at some point. The currency dipped 0.01 of a cent to 100.74 cents US. It had earlier traded as low as 100.23 cents, its lowest level since early August, amid speculation that the central bank’s statement would take a less hawkish stance on raising rates. Instead the bank maintained the key message of previous statements — that there will need to be modest rate hikes — with the slight modification that added “over time” to the equation. Meanwhile, chemical maker DuPont reported net income of US$10 million Tuesday, or a penny per share. Excluding one-time items, DuPont earned 44 cents per share, compared with 69 cents per share for last year’s third quarter. The results fell short of the average estimate of 46 cents per share, and DuPont’s stock slid nine per cent to US$45.25. And conglomerate 3M said its third-quarter profit edged up to $1.16 billion, or $1.65 a share, which met estimates. Sales dipped 0.4 per cent to $7.5 billion, which missed expectations of $7.63 billion. 3M also cut its 2012 profit estimate to reflect “current economic realities.” The variety of 3M’s businesses and its worldwide footprint make it an economic bellwether and its shares fell $3.80 to US$88.73. Some of the disappointing revenue is because of weakness in foreign markets. Multinational companies are having a hard time selling to Europe, which is struggling under a debt crisis and a spreading recession. “The recession in Europe is very real,” said Bernard Schoenfeld, senior investment strategist for Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management in New York. “It’s not going to disappear very quickly, and it will certainly negatively affect earnings of exporters in the United States.” The red-hot growth enjoyed by emerging markets like China and India is also slowing. Expectations for this earnings season were already muted with analysts expecting the first yearover-year drop since 2009. Analysts at Credit Suisse said in a report Tuesday that “roughly 25 per cent of the way through the U.S. reporting season, annual earnings per share growth is broadly flat.” The financial sector fell 1.3 per cent amid major acquisition news from the Canadian banking sector. Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) confirmed it will acquire the Canadian auto finance and deposit business of Ally Financial Inc. The bank says its net cost for the deal will be about $1.4 billion but its shares got caught in the overall market downdraft and lost $1.66 to
$56.94. And U.S. discount retailer Target is selling its credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group (TSX:TD) for about $5.9 billion. TD also agreed to a seven-year deal to underwrite, fund and own the retailer’s future credit card and Visa receivables in the United States. TD stock shed 83 cents to $82.09. Commodities weakened amid a move by Moody’s Investor Services to downgrade five Spanish regions to below investment grade. Spain has been the flashpoint of the eurozone’s credit crisis as the country endures its second recession in three years with near 25 per cent unemployment after the property market collapsed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, at the same time crippling the country’s banks. The base metals sector dropped 2.25 per cent as copper prices fell back with the December contract on the Nymex down five cents at US$3.57 a pound. Copper is viewed as an economic bellwether as it is used in so many applications. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) shed 79 cents to $30.54. Oil prices headed lower as concerns about demand prospects sent the December contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $1.98 to a threemonth low of US$86.67 a barrel. The energy sector lost almost two per cent as Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gave back 72 cents to $32.66. December bullion gave back $16.90 to US$1,709.40 an ounce, its lowest close since early September, and the gold sector lost about 2.5 per cent. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.13 to US$42.25. Apple Inc. shares closed down $20.67 or 3.26 per cent to US$613.35 after it unveiled the iPad Mini, with a screen that’s about two-thirds the size of the full-size model, and said it will cost US$329 and up. The price fits into the Apple product lineup between the iPad 2 at $399 and the latest version of the iPod touch at $299. But company watchers had been expecting Apple to price the iPad Mini at $250 to $300 to counter the threat of less expensive tablets like Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire, which starts at $159. The Canadian quarterly earnings reporting season kicks into gear this week. Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP), Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B), gold producer Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX:AEM) and energy company EnCana (TSX:ECA) are among the companies reporting Wednesday.
Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 59.05 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 53.62 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.27 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.21 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 26.79 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 22.54 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 38.52 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 59.85 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 12.15 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 75.42 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.21 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 56.94 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 24.44 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.09
INTEREST RATES THIS WEEK Prime rate this week: 3.0% (Unchanged)
Bank of Canada rate: 1.0% (Unchanged)
Mortgages 1 yr
AEI Wealth Management
All Source Mortgages
2.69 2.84 2.99 2.98
DLC Regional Mort. Group 2.65
2.69 2.94 3.09 2.94
Get ‘Er Done Girls
2.69 2.99 2.99 2.94
Term Deposits 30 day
2.69 2.79 2.99 2.84
2.69 2.89 2.99 2.98
National Bank Financial Western Financial Group
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RBC acquires Ally Financial for $1.4B BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) announced Tuesday that it will pay a net price of $1.4 billion to acquire the Canadian auto finance and deposit business of Ally Financial Inc., which has been selling international assets in order to repay a U.S. government bailout loan. The transaction comes after a bidding war that some reports said included fellow Canadian TD Bank (TSX:TD), among others. RBC said its net cost for the deal will be about $1.4 billion, when excluding excess capital to be acquired in the deal. Including excess capital, RBC will pay between $3.1 billion and $3.8 billion. “Given the quality of the Ally business and the attractiveness of the industry — I think Ally reported that there were up to 15 bidders that started this process — I would characterize the interest in the Ally business as high and the competition was strong,” said RBC’s personal and commercial banking president Dave McKay. “The reason we’re comfortable in the price paid is if you look at the earnings profile and the multiple we paid on earnings . . . it’s accretive in year one. All of those point to good value for the business that we paid.” Ally Financial’s Canadian unit provides financing to nearly 600 auto dealerships across the country. The finance company’s consumer business has about 450,000 loans outstanding.
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The assets are part of those of the former General Motors financing arm. Royal Bank said that once the deal closes it will handle private auto loans in Canada that are subsidized by General Motors. “We entered this deal with an agreement already made with GM, so we know where we stand and we factored that into the price of the deal,” McKay said. He added that GM is re-entering the auto finance business themselves. “We expect there to be four main providers of (underwriting) business in Canada. “ We will be one of them, GM will be one of them, and there will be two other Canadian banks.” General Motors Co. is among the 30 bidders for Ally’s international operations, but lost out in Mexico and Canada. In a regulatory filing in August, GM said its financing arm, GM Financial, submitted a bid for Ally’s operations in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Latin America, though it didn’t say how much it offered. “We believe this acquisition makes strategic sense for Royal as it is an opportunity to marry its deposits with higher yielding assets,” said Desjardins analyst Michael Goldberg in a note. “We expect that ResMor, the much smaller trust company (owned by Ally), will eventually be put up for sale by Royal. We view Home Capital Group and Canadian Western Bank as possible suitors.” The deal with Royal Bank, expected to close early next year, is part of Ally’s plan to accelerate repayment of the US$17.2 billion bailout, but it was unclear exactly when the government would get more money. So far Ally has repaid $5.8 billion. The U.S. Treasury owns 74 per cent of Ally common stock plus $5.9 billion of preferred stock.
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RICHARDSON NAMED POW Montreal Alouettes slotback Jamel Richardson was named CFL offensive player of the week Tuesday. He had 161 receiving yards on eight catches in the Als’ 34-28 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week. Calgary defensive back Keon Raymond was named defensive player of the week for his efforts in the Stampeders’ 34-32 win over Hamilton. He had eight tackles, two sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown. Saskatchewan slotback/kick returner Weston Dressler was named top special teams player.
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Regina Pats goaltender Matt Hewitt tries to get a glove on the puck as the Rebels Jesse Miller and Pat Colton Mayor come in for the rebound Tuesday night at the Centrium. The Rebels came away with a 3-2 win.
● High school boys volleyball: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, Ponoka at Stettler, Lacombe at Camrose, JVs at 6 p.m., seniors to follow; Innisfail at Notre Dame, seniors only at 6 p.m.; Central Alberta Christian at Wetaskiwin, JVs only at 6 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.
● 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. ● College basketball: Grant MacEwan at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow.
BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Rebels 3 Pats 2 The Red Deer Rebels figured they owed their fans a 60-minute performance, and most importantly a victory. With just one win in five home games prior to Tuesday’s Western Hockey League date with the visiting Regina Pats, the Rebels were eager to show the Centrium faithful that they were still fond of home cooking. “It was good. The boys knew that we needed to get a win finally at home here. It was good to show our fans that we could win for them too,” said Rebels forward Charles Inglis, who potted his 10th and 11th goals of the season in a 3-2 victory before a recorded gathering of 4,196. The Rebels followed up on Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Kootenay Ice at Cranbrook with contributions from all four lines. The fourth unit of Jesse Miller, Marc McCoy and Cody Thiel didn’t get on the board but the threesome was a physical presence throughout the contest. “I think it was just a carryover from the
game on Sunday,” said Inglis. “All the boys were really fired up. We played with relaxed intensity and we were all rolling. Our fourth line was great for us on Sunday and again tonight, banging bodies. “It’s good when you have that. All four lines played pretty well for us again, as did our defence and Patty (netminder Bartosak), so it was an all-around good effort.” Inglis opened the scoring just 75 seconds into the game, going hard to the net and banging a loose puck past goaltender Matt Hewitt. Matt Bellerive upped the count to 2-0 a mere 49 seconds into the middle frame when he finished a nifty passing play with linemate Turner Elson and defenceman Mathew Dumba, but the Pats responded three minutes later. Colton Jobke’s wrist shot from the point took a weird bounce in front of Bartosak, who got a piece of the puck but was beaten by Emil Sylvegard on the rebound. Inglis connected again at 11:17 of the second — crashing the net and burying a rebound of a Joel Hamilton shot — and the Rebels appeared to have a 4-1 lead five minutes later when two Regina players collided with Hewitt and carried the puck into
the back of the goal. But following a video review the goal was disallowed, the reason being that the puck — somehow — was not visible to the upstairs officials following the pileup. Shortly after, at 18:42, defenceman Kade Pilton pulled the Pats to within one with a bullet from just inside the Red Deer blueline. “It was a bit of turning point when we got that fourth goal that was disallowed, 4-1 to 3-2 is a big sway, but our guys did a good job in the (scoreless) third period,” said Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin. “It would have been nice to capitalize on an opportunity and get a spread there. We didn’t do that, but we still stuck with it. It was a good, complete-game effort.” The Rebels certainly created more than their share of scoring chances, directing 40 shots at Hewitt. Bartosak finished with 24 saves. “I thought we played a pretty good hockey game tonight,” said Wallin. “We had our feet moving, did a real good job of moving the puck and generated some real quality opportunities.
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Distrust continues in NHL labour dispute BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Distrust continues to creep into the NHL’s stalled labour negotiations. The NHL Players’ Association was questioning the league’s motives after news surfaced Tuesday that team owners and general managers were given a 48-hour window last week to speak with players about the NHL’s latest contract offer. “Most owners are not allowed to attend bargaining meetings,” said Steve Fehr, the NHLPA’s special counsel. “No owners are allowed to speak to the media about the bargaining.
It is interesting that they are secretly unleashed to talk to the players about the meetings the players can attend, but the owners cannot.” The window was granted at the same time the NHL took the unusual step of publishing its entire proposal on its website last Wednesday. Team employees were told they could answer questions about the offer from players until 11:59 p.m. on Friday. “Players were contacting club personnel to inquire about our proposal,” said deputy commissioner Bill Daly. “We gave them a limited window in which to respond to those inquiries.”
The NHL’s up-and-down negotiations have stalled just days before a deadline to save the entire season. On Tuesday evening, the NHLPA requested a Wednesday meeting at the league’s New York office, provided it was held without preconditions. However, Daly said that it wouldn’t be granted since the union hadn’t shown any interest in the NHL’s most recent proposal and wasn’t ready to table another offer of its own. “What would we be meeting about?” said Daly. “The League is apparently unwilling to meet,” said Fehr. “That is unfortunate as it is
hard to make progress without talking.” Tension seems to be growing between the parties with the lockout now in its sixth week. The NHL sent out strict guidelines prior to allowing club personnel to speak with players for the first time since the work stoppage began on Sept. 15, but didn’t alert the union it was doing so. In a lengthy internal memo obtained by The Canadian Press, the league stated clearly to teams that the discussions had to be limited to the contents of the proposal.
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In a lot of years the loss of team captain sion. That came after posting just one win a Patrick Sweiger would have been a devas- year ago. tating blow to the RDC Kings. “It was a huge turn-around, but we had But this year’s edition of the a lot of guys returning and some Alberta Colleges Men’s Soccer good youth. Having Nolan (HamLeague squad had enough exilton) up front had really helped perience to shake it off and turn and everyone is coming together in one of their best seasons in at the right time.” years. The Kings will need that coheAll the Kings had to do was sion as they host the ACAC playlook to fourth-year centre back offs, beginning Friday at RDC. Greg Reddekopp to fill in as The Kings meet Grande Praicaptain. rie at 2:20 while Lakeland and “Pat’s loss was big as he was Concordia University College of the team leader, but a lot of guys Alberta open play at noon. are stepping in to fill that spot,” “We’re definitely jelling at the said Reddekopp. “And he’s still right time,” said Reddekopp of DANNY is coming out to support us and Sylvan Lake, who came to RDC RODE he’s helping coach the back line out of the Red Deer Minor Soca bit and helping some of the cer Association. guys who haven’t been in that “Everyone is working well toposition before.” gether and having the championReddekopp was comfortable when asked ships on our home field and in front of our to wear the C. home crowd will be great.” “I’ve all learned from some good leaders, Grande Prairie, which had a 5-3-2 record plus everyone takes a bit of that leadership to finish third in the north, won’t be a pushrole,” he said. “We’re all communicating over. They defeated the Kings 2-1 in an prewell.” season exhibition game. The Kings have 10 players with league “We were in a transition period and experience, something which was evident we’ve grown a lot since then, so we expect during the season as they rolled to a 6-1-3 it to be a different game,” said Reddekopp, record and second place in the South Divi- who is one of two players with playoff expe-
rience on the team. The other is Geng Thian, who was with NAIT three years ago. “My first year we made it to the playoffs and lost 2-0 to a very good Concordia team,” said Reddekopp. “But we have a more skilled team now and have better ball possession, so I like our chances.” One of the keys to success will be their play on defence and in goal by Stefan Dugas. “Stefan has been amazing for us and building up confidence all season while in the past our spacing has caused some problems on defence, but we’ve been working on that and it’s getting tighter.” The winner of the RDC-Grande Prairie contest faces NAIT Saturday at 2:20 p.m. The other quarter-final winner clashes with SAIT at noon. The bronze medal final is Sunday at noon and the final at 2:20 p.m. Meanwhile the Queens will compete in the women’s soccer finals at Grant MacEwan. The Queens, who were second in the south with a 7-0-3 record, back of Medicine Hat (8-0-2), will clash with the host Griffins, 5-5-0, at 2:20 p.m. Friday. The other quarterfinal sees SAIT meeting NAIT.
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Barcelona, Man U get come-from- Late substitute behind victories to stay perfect Harrington has LONDON — Barcelona and Manchester United erased early deficits to stay perfect in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, but Chelsea got the first loss of its title defence and jeopardized its qualification hopes. Jordi Alba’s goal four minutes into second-half stoppage time snatched a 2-1 victory for Barcelona over Celtic, keeping the competition favourites top of Group G after three games. United’s comeback was even more impressive, recovering from two goals down to beat Braga 3-2 at Old Trafford thanks to two goals by Javier Hernandez. Chelsea lost 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk to fall three points behind the Ukrainian side in Group E. Juventus couldn’t capitalize on Chelsea’s slipup, however, surprisingly drawing 1-1 at Denmark FC Nordsjaelland. After its stunning 3-1 win over Bayern Munich last time out, Belarus side BATE Borisov came back down to earth with a 3-0 home loss to Valencia to cede its lead of Group F to the Spanish team on goal difference.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Bayern, last season’s beaten finalist, is also on six points in a tight group after Thomas Mueller’s first-half penalty clinched a 1-0 victory at Lille. Also, Spartak Moscow beat Benfica 2-1 to get off the mark in Barcelona’s group and move a point behind Celtic in the battle for second. Cluj conceded a late equalizer to draw 1-1 at Galatasaray but is still second behind Man United in their group. Barcelona won its 100th Champions League match and set a new club record of 18 home matches in Europe without a loss, but the win over Celtic was much tighter than expected. Celtic took a surprising 18th-minute lead when Javier Mascherano deflected a free kick into his own net and the Scottish side defended stoutly before Andres Iniesta tied it in the 45th. Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster made a string of brilliant saves but was beaten by Alba deep into injury time, the Spain left back glancing in a cross from Adriano. “It’s gut-wrenching,”
The Legends’ offence was led by Lyle Lorenz, who stroked a double and single, drove in two runs and stole a pair of bases. Blair Hanna added two singles and knocked in a run and Ralph Kachor had two singles. The Legends take on the undefeated Rhode Island Salty Dogs today.
BRIEFS Legends go to 2-0 PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Red Deer Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends ran their record to 2-0 in the 65-plus category of the World Series of Amateur Baseball by downing the Minnesota Saints 9-7 Tuesday. Garry Kreye, with relief from Cliff Skibinski, was the winning pitcher.
Burstad gets 20 in win over Nikes Joelle Burstad netted 20 points as Vertically Challenged down Nikes 42-34 in Red Deer Women’s Basketball League play Monday. Kailey Fauville had 11 points
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“We did a good job through the neutral zone. We were able to generate some speed and took pucks to the net off the rush. We were able to get to the middle of the ice and we created some opportunities down low off the cycle as well. So it’s good to see those opportunities come when you’re getting the puck to the offensive zone. The last couple of games we’ve really moved the puck well.” Like Inglis, Wallin praised the Rebels’ fourth line. “That line has really been a good line for us the last two games,” he said. “They’ve created a lot of energy and zone time. “Millsy is starting to play with some confidence, McCoy played well tonight and Thiel has really added to that line. He’s a big guy who has been a presence out there. He’s skating well and making good plays with the puck. He’s created some opportunities for himself and his linemates the last couple of games and he’s played physical. When you have everyone going like that you’re not too concerned about matching lines with the other team.” Inglis and Pats centre Trent Ouellette were engaged in on ongoing feud that culminated with both being assessed a thirdperiod misconduct for chirping at each other from their respective benches. Inglis insisted he won’t be exchanging Christmas cards with Ouellette. “I think I’ll be exchanging fists and black eyes with him,” he said. ● Rebels defenceman Kayle Doetzel and forward Wyatt Johnson remained out of the lineup with injuries . . . Defenceman Devan Faford and forward Austin Ferguson were scratched . . . Forward Colten Mayor, who along with defenceman Stephen Hak was traded to Regina last week, drew the second assist on the Pats’ first goal. Hak was a minus-1 for the game . . . The Molson Cup three stars were (1) Inglis, (2) Rebels captain Turner Elson and (3) Hewitt . . . The Rebels host the Kelowna Rockets on Friday and entertain the Calgary Hitmen 24 hours later. email@example.com
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in a losing cause. In other games: • Amber Vick scored 12 points and Alanna Hoeksema added eight for the Big Ballers in a 33-24 win over Funk, which got 10 from Braelyn Winter. ● The Spartans, with Marissa Prins dropping in 20 points and Carla Stewart adding 18, downed the Shooting Stars 56-35. Julie Cavanagh scored 15 for the Stars. ● Rampage defeated The Bank 37-34. Scorers were unavailable. ● Collins Barrow Storm, with Erica Pottage draining 14 points, defeated Lacombe Hoosier Daddy 51-42. Kathy Alquist had 10 for Lacombe.
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Forster said. “Everybody’s devastated.” United also claimed a third straight win the hard way, after Brazilian forward Alan had taken advantage of some typically shoddy defending from United this season to put Braga 2-0 ahead after 20 minutes. Hernandez scored either side of a scrappy goal by Jonny Evans to leave United just one win away from qualification. That would make up for its surprise exit at the group stage last season. “It’s been the story of our season at home, starting badly and losing goals. We have had to rescue games,” United manager Alex Ferguson said, after his team fell behind for the eighth time in 12 games this season. Chelsea had been undefeated in the Champions League since losing 3-1 to Napoli in a last-16 match in March, but that record was ended thanks to goals by two of Shakhtar’s Brazilian contingent. Alex Teixeira and
Fernandinho scored either side of halftime, with Oscar’s reply from Chelsea two minutes from time proving only a consolation. “We didn’t play well,” Chelsea defender David Luiz said. “It is a shock following some good performances in the Champions League.” Chelsea still has two home games left, but failure to beat Shakhtar in the return match in two weeks’ time at Stamford Bridge could leave the current English leaders’ struggling to make it out of the group. The visitors had John Terry returning at centre back, wearing the captain’s armband embroidered with the slogan “Unite Against Racism” a year to the day since his infamous onfield confrontation with a Premier League opponent that resulted in him receiving a four-match domestic ban for racial abuse. Shakhtar is three points ahead of Chelsea, with Juventus a further point adrift after needing an 81st-minute equalizer by Mirko Vucinic to avoid an embarrassing loss at FC Nordsjaelland and stay unbeaten this season.
It also provided examples of questions that shouldn’t be asked of players and noted that any violation would be subject to NHL By-Law 17.17, which grants commissioner Gary Bettman the power to levy fines up to US$250,000. “You may not ask (a player) what he or others have in mind,” the memo read. “If he volunteers what he has in mind you should not respond positively or negatively or ask any questions but instead refer him to the NHLPA. “Likewise, you may not suggest hypothetical proposals that the league might make in the future or that the league might entertain from the union.” It was unclear how many players were contacted during the 48-hour window, but one general manager acknowledged privately that he chose not to speak with his players because he felt uncomfortable doing so. With no deal in sight, more top players have set their sights on Europe. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane signed with EHC Biel in Switzerland on Tuesday, just days after Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom packed his bags for Dynamo Moscow in the KHL. Last week, Bettman said a full regular schedule could be played if an agreement was reached by Thursday and the puck was dropped on Nov. 2. However, some players have questioned that timeline. “I still think we could get a full schedule in but if it started a week or two weeks after Nov. 2, is that such a problem?” Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk told the Edmonton Journal on Monday. The league’s latest proposal included a 50-50 split of revenues between owners and players, and a number of changes to contracting rules, including a five-year term limit, shortened entry-level deals and unrestricted free agency pushed back to age 28 or eight years of service. The union countered with three offers that focused solely on economics. Each of those saw revenue get to a 50-50 split over time — an important provision for the NHLPA because it wants to ensure all current contracts are paid out in full.
lead at Grand Slam of Golf BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — Padraig Harrington, a playoff loser the two times he qualified for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, gave himself a chance Tuesday to win as an alternate. Harrington, who skipped the BMW Masters in Shanghai to play in Bermuda, made seven birdies for a 5-under 66 at Port Royal to take a two-shot lead over Masters champion Bubba Watson going into the final round of the 36-hole exhibition for the year’s four major champions. U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson had a 69. Keegan Bradley, who replaced PGA champion Rory McIlroy, rounded out the four-man field with a 72. Harrington was asked three days ago to fill in for British Open champion Ernie Els, who has a minor ankle injury. Despite a careless three-putt for bogey on No. 3, the Irishman regained some momentum with a birdie on the next hole and kept it going. “It was nice to get off to a good start,” Harrington said. “I had a 15-footer at the third and kind of lost my focus a bit on the line and drove it through the line and then hit a bad putt coming back, a terrible bogey. It wasn’t feeling great. You need to be making the birdies at that stage.” Harrington, who lost in playoffs to Angel Cabrera in 2007 and to Jim Furyk in 2008, took the lead with a birdie on No. 10 when Watson made double bogey. Harrington made birdies on the 14th and 15th, and then bounced back from a bogey on the 16th with his last birdie of the round at No. 17. Watson held himself back with three-putts, but the Masters champion produced the shot of the day on the par-4 15th. From deep rough on the edge of a cliff, he hit 8-iron to 6 feet to reach 3 under on the round. “It’s only a good shot if you make the putt,” Watson said. Bradley wasn’t bothered by being the only player over par, even being six shots behind. He was five shots behind with three holes to play in the PGA Championship last year in Atlanta and wound up winning a playoff over Jason Dufner. “I’ve been six shots back before with less time, so I look forward to going out tomorrow and just making a million birdies and having a good time,” Bradley said. “I played very well. I could have really let it slip away and fought back and had a bunch of lip-outs, too, and the round could have been better than it was.” The winner gets $600,000 from the $1.35 million purse. Harrington is trying to become the first European winner since Ian Woosnam of Wales in 1991.
The league remains open to tinkering with the “make whole” provision in its latest offer, which would see players receive deferred payments for any portion of their salary affected by an immediate drop in revenue share from 57 per cent to 50 per cent. Under the league proposal, those payments would count against the players’ share in future seasons. If that was altered, the sides might be able to find some common ground to start working towards a new deal.
RDC: Playoffs The winner of the RDC game meets Concordia, 8-1-1, at 2:20 p.m. Saturday. Medicine Hat faces the other quarter-final winner. The final goes at 2:20 p.m. Sunday. The top two teams, in both men and women, advance to the nationals. ● The RDC basketball and volleyball squads open their regular season this weekend against Grant MacEwan University. The basketball squads are at home Friday with the women tipping off at 6 p.m. and the men to follow. They travel to Edmonton Saturday. The volleyball teams are at GMU Friday and at home Saturday with the women at 6 p.m. and the men to follow. ● The hockey Queens (2-0) meet NAIT (1-1) in a home-and-home series this week — Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena and Saturday in Edmonton. ● The RDC cross-country running team will compete in the ACAC finals, Saturday in Camrose. ● Soccer dominated the Boston Pizza RDC athlete of the week voting. Hamilton received the male award and Claire Wallace the women’s honours. Hamilton finished the season with eight goals in 10 games, which led the South Division. Wallace, who was coming off a back injury, was the player of the match in a 2-2 tie with Medicine Hat Saturday and scored twice in a 6-0 win over Lethbridge Sunday. She finished the season with six goals in eight games, second on the team to Paula Dadensky, who had 11 goals in 10 games and led the South Division. firstname.lastname@example.org
OLDS GRIZZLYS OLDS — Greg Lamoureux scored once and added two assists and Jared D’Amico made 38 saves as the Okotoks Oilers beat the Olds Grizzlys 3-1 in AJHL action Tuesday. Robbie Fischer and Chris Collins added the other goals for the visitors, who led 1-0 after one period and 3-1 after 40 minutes in front of 377 fans at the Sports Complex. Spencer Dorowicz scored a short-handed goal for the Grizzlys, who got a 25-save performance from Ethan Jemieff. The Grizzlys host the Camrose Kodiaks Friday at 8 p.m.
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Tuesday’s results Red Deer 3 Regina 2 Lethbridge 4 Swift Current 0 Spokane at Prince George, Late Brandon at Victoria, Late Wednesday’s games Regina at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
Deer: 1-4. Referees — Adam Griffiths, Kevin Webinger. Linesmen — Cody Huseby, Cory Lundquist. Attendance — 4,196.
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. Thursday’s games No Games Scheduled.
GP Spruce Grove 17 Whitecourt 17 Bonnyville 15 Grand Prairie 16 Sherwood Park16 Drayton Valley 19 Fort McMurray 16 Lloydminster 16
Friday’s games Medicine Hat at Calgary, 7 p.m. Spokane at Everett, 8:35 p.m. Brandon at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Swift Current at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Regina at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Tri-City at Seattle, 8:35 p.m. Victoria at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Summary Pats 2 at Rebels 3 First Period 1. Red Deer, Inglis 10 (Hamilton, Ness) 1:15 Penalties — Bittner RD (hooking) 2:56, Hewitt Reg (delay of game, served by Mayor) 5:10, McCoy RD (interference) 12:46, Fenske Reg (unsportsmanlike conduct) 19:33. Second Period 2. Red Deer, Bellerive 4 (Elson, Dumba) 0:49 (pp) 3. Regina, Sylvegard 1 (Jobke, Mayor) 3:45 4. Red Deer, Inglis 11 (Hamilton, Fleury) 11:17 5. Regina, Pilton 1 (Stevenson, Fenske) 18:42 Penalties — Mumby Reg (tripping) 9:05, Thiel RD (interference) 12:42, Ouellette Reg, Dumba RD (roughing) 20:00. Third Period No scoring Penalties — Pilton Reg (slashing) 2:08, Ouellette Reg, Inglis RD (misconducts) 6:40, Underwood RD (cross checking) 20:00. Shots on goal by: Regina 10 8 8 — 26 Red Deer 13 14 13 — 40 Goal — Regina: Hewitt (L,4-4-1-0). Red Deer: Bartosak (W,5-4-1-0). Power plays (goals/chances) — Regina: 0-3. Red
AJHL North Division W L OTL 11 5 1 9 3 5 9 3 3 9 5 2 10 6 0 8 9 2 7 8 1 3 11 2
GF 61 58 46 46 52 59 39 40
GA 52 52 39 40 49 55 50 66
Pt 23 23 21 20 20 18 15 8
South Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pt Brooks 14 14 0 0 75 32 28 Canmore 15 8 4 3 45 45 19 Cal. Mustangs 18 9 7 1 69 75 19 Camrose 18 8 7 2 44 50 18 Cal. Canucks 18 8 9 1 53 55 17 Okotoks 15 7 6 2 36 42 16 Olds 18 7 10 1 48 58 15 Drumheller 16 5 10 1 47 58 11 Note: Two points for a win, one for an overtime loss. Tuesday’s results Grande Prairie 3 Whitecourt 2 (OT) Okotoks 3 Olds 1
Friday’s games Bonnyville at Brooks, 7 p.m. Sherwood Park at Okotoks, 7 p.m. Spruce Grove at Drumheller, 7:30 p.m. Lloydminster at Whitecourt, 7:30 p.m. Camrose at Olds, 8 p.m.
Football y-Montreal Toronto Winnipeg Hamilton
GP 16 16 16 16
CFL East Division W L T 10 6 0 7 9 0 5 11 0 5 11 0
West Division GP W L T y-B.C. 16 12 4 0 x-Calgary 16 10 6 0 x-Sask. 16 8 8 0 Edmonton 16 7 9 0 x — Clinched playoff berth. y — Clinched division.
PF 440 371 339 470
PA 445 425 492 515
PF 441 464 425 370
PA 307 382 361 393
Pt 20 14 10 10 Pt 24 20 16 14
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.
Charles, Edm Walker, Ham x-Fantuz, Ham x-Matthews, Wpg Brink, Wpg McPherson, Mtl Prefontaine, Tor Grant, Ham Koch, Edm Stamps, Edm
TD McCallum, BC 0 Whyte, Mtl 0 Congi, Ham 0 Paredes, Cal 0 Palardy, Wpg 0 Shaw, Edm 0 Waters, Tor 0 DeAngelis, Sask 0 x-C.Williams, Ham14 Cornish, Cal 13 Dressler, Sask 13 Sheets, Sask 12 Milo, Sask 0 Harris, BC 10 x-Lewis, Cal 9 Whitaker, Mtl 9
C 43 46 42 42 29 36 22 25 2 0 0 0 16 0 2 0
FG 41 31 34 33 35 29 26 24 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
S 7 7 1 1 5 10 7 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Pts 173 146 145 142 139 133 107 98 86 78 78 72 61 60 56 54
0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
48 48 48 44 42 42 39 36 36 36
South L T 1 0 3 0 4 0 5 0
Pct PF PA .857 216 128 .500 117 158 .429 149 238 .167 88 164
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
Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina
Chicago Minnesota Green Bay Detroit
San Francisco Arizona Seattle St. Louis
5 5 4 2
1 2 3 4
0 0 0 0
.833 .714 .571 .333
162 78 167 131 184 155 133 150
W 5 4 4 3
West L 2 3 3 4
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .714 .571 .571 .429
PF 165 124 116 130
PA 100 118 106 141
Monday’s Game Chicago 13, Detroit 7 PA 163 117 170 227
W 6 3 3 1
End of CFL regular season CFL scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Week 17 (x—scored two-point convert):
0 0 6 2 0 0 5 0 0 0
National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 4 3 0 .571 217 Miami 3 3 0 .500 120 N.Y. Jets 3 4 0 .429 159 Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 171
Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville
Week 19 Thursday, Nov. 1 Hamilton at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Montreal at Winnipeg, 1 p.m. Saskatchewan at B.C., 8 p.m.
8 8 7 7 7 7 0 6 6 6
Thursday, Oct. 25 Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 Jacksonville at Green Bay, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Carolina at Chicago, 11 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Seattle at Detroit, 11 a.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. New England vs. St. Louis at London, 11 a.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 2:25 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 6:20 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston Monday, Oct. 29 San Francisco at Arizona, 6:30 p.m.
T 0 0 0 0
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
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Zito to open World Series for Giants TIGERS TO COUNTER WITH ACE JUSTIN VERLANDER BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — From post-season bystander to starting the World Series opener. That’s how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career. The resurgent left-hander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will go with Zito, who has turned around his career this year — and Bochy was eager and proud to give the pitcher the news, once they finally connected that is. “I tried to call him all day. He left his phone at the ballpark, so I couldn’t get ahold of him,” Bochy said. “But he was ecstatic. He was proud, honoured that we have the trust in him to start Game 1.” Zito’s stellar outing in a 5-0 victory on Friday night in Game 5 of the NL championship series at Busch Stadium helped San Francisco rally from a 3-1 series deficit against the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals to return to the World Series for the second time in three years. Left off the post-season roster for all three rounds when the Giants won it all in 2010, Zito made a conscious decision to find his way by just plain having fun again — forgetting one bad start and moving on to the next. Whatever he has done to change his mental approach, it has certainly paid off on the mound. “It’s not important to reflect right now. There’s work to do,” Zito said. “I’m going to be on the mound here in the next 24 hours, so that’s where my focus is at.” For Bochy, leaving Zito off the roster was among the toughest calls he has made as a manager. That made delivering the good news Tuesday so much sweeter. “I couldn’t be happier for
him. It says a lot about his mental toughness, his makeup,” Bochy said. “I mentioned this in 2010, it wasn’t easy not to put him on the postseason roster. He was struggling in September. But the way he handled it was so impressive. He went out, I think he threw a bullpen that day, and throughout the post-season he kept himself ready in case something happened. He didn’t hang his head and he even threw to hitters.” It doesn’t hurt that Zito now has four pitches to baffle batters aside from just that nasty curveball that has defined his career since back in the early days of the Big Three — with Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder — across the bay with the Oakland Athletics. “He’s been through a lot, obviously. He took the beatings,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said of Zito. “He’s always been a stand-up guy, he’s never stopped working. In his own way he’s never stopped believing and he’s made changes. “He’s made changes when he had to. I actually don’t think other than when he first came here that he was supposed to be the lead dog in the staff as it turned out the young guys were so good so fast. You look back in Oakland he was just one of the group. I don’t think the money ever bothered him.” Bochy credits the work Zito did with pitching coach Dave Righetti to constantly make adjustments and find what would work. “It’s hard to sum it up in one answer,” Zito said after beating the Cardinals. “It’s just a plethora of things that I’ve done and gone through here with the Giants. But the most important thing was to come out and give everything I’ve got.” The Giants have won Zito’s last 13 starts, dating to Aug. 7. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner with Oakland went 15-8
NATIONAL LEAGUE San Francisco (W) vs. St. Louis (wc) (San Francisco wins series 4-3) Monday’s result San Francisco 9 St. Louis 0 Sunday’s result San Francisco 6 St. Louis 1 WORLD SERIES
Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 6 1 .857 — Toronto 4 1 .800 1 Brooklyn 3 2 .600 2 New York 2 3 .400 3 Boston 2 4 .333 3 1/2
Wednesday’s games No Games Scheduled. Thursday’s game Sherwood at Calgary Mustangs, 7:30 p.m.
for his most wins since joining the Giants on a $126 million, seven-year contract before the 2007 season. And what ideal timing for Zito to shine in a season that two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum faltered. Lincecum will remain in the bullpen for now, giving Bochy ample options how to use him. As Lincecum endured his own struggles this season, he learned from how Zito handled himself and couldn’t be happier for his teammate. “I’ve been really close with him, and he’s been here since I’ve been here,” Lincecum said. “It’s been great to watch him grow, on and off the field. Obviously he hasn’t seen things go the way he wanted them to the last few years but this year has been a big year for him. What more can you say about a guy who has gone about the way he has professionally and still find a way to be positive about it?” When Zito won Game 5 last week, he said how special it was to deliver in the most important start yet of his 13-year big league career. Zito has been so good he’s trending on Twitter with his own hashtag and, now, (hashtag) RallyZito rolls on to the World Series. Not that he’s paying a lot of attention. “I tried Twitter a couple of years ago and it was a pretty devastating experience for me,” Zito said.
(Best-of-7) San Francisco (N.L.) vs. Detroit (A.L.) Wednesday, Oct. 24: Detroit (Verlander 17-8) at San Francisco (Zito 15-8), 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25: Detroit (Fister 10-10) at San Francisco,6:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: San Francisco at Detroit (Sanchez 4-6), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28: San Francisco at Detroit (Scherzer 16-7), 6:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 29: San Francisco at Detroit, 6:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Detroit at San Francisco, 6:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Nov. 1: Detroit at San Francisco, 6:07 p.m.
MLB Playoffs Glance LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7) AMERICAN LEAGUE N.Y. Yankees (E) vs. Detroit (C) (Detroit wins series 4-0)
Miami Atlanta Orlando Washington Charlotte
Chicago Indiana Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee
Southeast Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 2 4 .333 2 4 .333 1 5 .167
GB — 1 2 2 3
Central Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 2 4 .333 2 4 .333
GB — — 1 2 2
Golden State Sacramento L.A. Clippers Phoenix L.A. Lakers
3 4 3 3 2
2 3 3 3 2
.600 .571 .500 .500 .500
Pacific Division W L Pct 5 2 .714 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 0 6 .000
— — 1/2 1/2 1/2 GB — 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 4 1/2
Tuesday’s Games Miami 98, Charlotte 92 Indiana 100, Cleveland 82 Chicago 94, Oklahoma City 89 Golden State 107, Phoenix 92 Wednesday’s Games New York vs. Brooklyn at Uniondale, NY, 5:30 p.m. Orlando at Memphis, 6 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Dallas vs. Oklahoma City at Wichita, KS, 6 p.m. Detroit vs. Minnesota at Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6 p.m. Washington vs. Miami at Kansas City, MO, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 3 2 .600 — New Orleans 3 3 .500 1/2 Dallas 2 2 .500 1/2 Memphis 2 3 .400 1 San Antonio 2 3 .400 1 Northwest Division W L Pct
Denver Utah Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota
Thursday’s Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 9 a.m. Portland at Utah, 7 p.m. Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at San Diego, CA, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 8 p.m.
Cardinals looking at future after NLCS loss BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS — Kyle Lohse got to bed at 5:30 a.m. after the St. Louis Cardinals’ flight following a most unpleasant end to the NL championship series against the San Francisco Giants. Fatigue only added to the aftershock of a spectacular nosedive as players cleaned out their lockers Tuesday at an empty stadium still adorned with bunting. The pitcher’s mound and home plate area were also covered in anticipation of a World Series opener that won’t take place in St. Louis. It might be the end of the line with the Cardinals for Lohse, who confessed to being a bit “delirious” from lack of sleep while discussing his future. The rotation is full if Jaime Garcia rehabs successfully from a shoulder injury, with Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Lance Lynn and Jake Westbrook under contract. Given a choice, Lohse would like to stay put. “Yeah, definitely,” he said. “It’s been a great place for me. A lot of teams just try to be competitive, but this organization is all about trying to win another ring.” Then he added, “It’s a business. It’s a fun game, but a business. I haven’t heard anything here, so that doesn’t sound good.” The 34-year-old Lohse is in a much better spot than in 2008, when he bided his time by throwing to college hitters early in spring training before signing a one-year deal with the Cardinals in March. He didn’t make it to free agency after that season, getting a four-year, $41 million extension in late September. This time he is coming off his best season, going 16-3 with a 2.79 ERA. Wherever he ends up, Lohse stressed that he wants to play for a winning organization. “I’m not going to be obviously jumping at the first offer out there,” Lohse said. “It’s too early right now because I don’t know which teams are interested, and ob-
viously I haven’t heard from anybody. “It’s got to be a good situation.” Nearly everyone else will return next year for another try. They will need a while to purge the awful taste of blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Giants and missing a chance to defend their World Series title. The handful of players who showed up during the time reporters were allowed in the clubhouse on Tuesday tried their best to accentuate the positive. Center fielder Jon Jay had empathy for the Washington Nationals, who seemed to have the Cardinals right where they wanted them before coughing up a 6-0 lead in Game 5 of the NL division series, and the Rangers, who were on the verge of closing out the World Series in six games last year. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny spent much of the day, along with the coaches, meeting with the front office. Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak are likely to address the season later in the week. “It’s tough to swallow, but in baseball that’s the way it goes,” Jay said. “We were on the other end of the stick last year. It was a great ride, and now we know what it feels like.” The Reds do, too. Cincinnati had a 2-0 advantage over the Giants in the NL division series and lost the final three games at home. “I don’t know if it’s harder to take,” Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday said Monday night after the Game 7 loss. “I think everybody in here wishes it ended differently, but they have a great team. The Reds had them that way, too. They’re better than us.” Before coming up empty in Game 7 of the NL championship series, the Cardinals had tied a major league record with six straight victories in elimination games. They fell apart, getting outscored 20-1 the last three games to become the 12th team to blow a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series.
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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Prince Albert 13 8 3 0 2 44 39 18 Swift Current 15 5 6 3 1 43 44 14 Brandon 12 6 5 1 0 43 48 13 Moose Jaw 12 5 5 1 1 39 42 12 Regina 13 5 7 1 0 34 44 11 Saskatoon 14 5 9 0 0 37 55 10 Central Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Calgary 12 8 2 1 1 46 35 18 Edmonton 13 7 3 1 2 46 36 17 Red Deer 16 7 7 1 1 41 49 16 Lethbridge 13 6 6 1 0 36 40 13 Medicine Hat 13 4 8 1 0 43 49 9 Kootenay 11 4 7 0 0 29 38 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Kamloops 13 12 0 0 1 61 30 25 Victoria 12 8 4 0 0 35 36 16 Kelowna 12 6 5 1 0 45 36 13 Prince George 12 5 6 1 0 40 46 11 Vancouver 10 2 8 0 0 29 42 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 team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SOL (shootout loss).
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BOSTON — Larry Lucchino cracked open a fortune cookie from the Chinese dinner that Red Sox officials and John Farrell shared during their final discussion about Boston’s managerial job. The message inside drew a chuckle from the team’s president. “One that I opened after everyone left was quite interesting,” Lucchino said Tuesday. “It said, ’you will solve a major problem that’s very important to you.”’ From that meeting at Lucchino’s home Saturday night, also attended by owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington, the Red Sox are moving forward from their worst season since 1965 with a contributor to their World Series championship of 2007. Two days after announcing the hiring of Farrell, their pitching coach from 2007-10, the Red Sox introduced him at a news conference. He succeeds Bobby Valentine, who was fired after one year and a 69-93 record. Farrell, who managed the Toronto Blue Jays the past two seasons, called Boston “the epicenter” of baseball. He’s familiar with some players and members of the front office from his experience with the team. He expects that to smoothe his transition. But, he said, he won’t take for granted his relationships with players. “I will work my butt off to earn their trust, to earn their respect and create an environment in that clubhouse that is just that,” Farrell said. “It’s a trusting one. It’ll be a learning one and, yes, it’ll be a competitive one and, hopefully, a very successful one.” That wasn’t the case last season when Valentine had a cool relationship with some coaches, publicly criticized Kevin Youkilis before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox and was the target of players’ complaints at a meeting they had with team officials. The Red Sox also were hurt by nu-
merous injuries and management finally gave up its post-season hopes when it traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 25. That left Valentine with starting lineups in September that looked better suited to their Triple-A team at Pawtucket. “I can’t speak to what the Red Sox clubhouse was last year,” Farrell said. “I think it’s important that we communicate consistently to the players, we outline expectations and we have to hold players accountable to what we’re trying to get done. “It’s got to be a positive place that they want to come to every single day.” Farrell, 50, received a three-year contract to become the 46th manager in Red Sox history. “I truly believe in an aggressive style of play,” he said. “That creates a strategy that is relentless, and I think that is critical.” The Red Sox wanted Farrell last year when they let Terry Francona go. But the Blue Jays wouldn’t release him after they went 81-81 in the first year of his three-year contract. But after going 73-89 this season, finishing one spot above the last-place Red Sox in the AL East, they allowed Farrell to leave in exchange for Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles. Boston also received reliever David Carpenter. Cherington reportedly had wanted Dale Sveum to succeed Francona. But Lucchino preferred Valentine and Sveum became manager of the Chicago Cubs. “It’s important that I have a relationship with the manager that’s strong to the point that you can disagree and be candid with one another and walk away knowing that that relationship is still intact,” Cherington said. “I feel confident about that with John, based on my existing relationship with him.” Farrell had a key role in the development of starters Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. Both are coming off subpar seasons, but Farrell said those two, plus Felix Doubront and John Lackey,
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New Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, right, smiles as he sits with general manager Ben Cherrington during a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday. Farrell is the 46th manager in franchise history. who was sidelined all this year following Tommy John elbow surgery, can form a solid core of the rotation. “We all recognize how important pitching is and, particularly, starting pitching,” Farrell said. “You look at every team that’s advanced to the postseason ... and it typically starts and ends with the strength of your starting rotation. So that is a priority.” The Red Sox need another reliable starter and an everyday outfielder. They can use an upgrade at first base and must settle on a replacement for Aviles. David Ortiz and Cody Ross, two of Boston’s top hitters, are eligible for free agency but have said they’d like to return. Ortiz was working out at Fenway Park on Tuesday and Cherington
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This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo shows Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen talking with reporters in the dugout before a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Miami. Guillen has been fired after one year as manager of the last-place Marlins, whose promising season began to derail in April when his laudatory comments about Fidel Castro caused a backlash. The Marlins announced the firing Tuesday.
Guillen given axe in Miami MIAMI — The lingering backlash caused by Ozzie Guillen’s praise of Fidel Castro contributed to another Miami Marlins managerial shakeup Tuesday. Guillen was fired Tuesday after one year with the Marlins, undone by too many losses and one too many ill-advised remarks. A promising season began to derail in April with Guillen’s laudatory comments about Cuba’s former leader. Six months later, the episode was a factor in the decision to fire Guillen, Marlins officials said. “Let’s face it. It was not a positive for the team; it was not a positive for Ozzie,” president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. “It was a disappointment, no doubt about it.” A lousy team didn’t help, either. The Marlins took high hopes into their new ballpark following an off-season spending spree but finished last in the NL East at 69-93, their worst record since 1999. Miami’s next manager will be the fifth for owner Jeffrey Loria since early 2010. Two managers he fired made the playoffs this year.
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CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE Unique, handmade Christmas presents can be purchased at the Our Best to You art and craft sale in Red Deer. Handcrafted jewelry, gourmet foods, paintings, pottery, clothing, metal and woodwork items will be available Friday to Sunday, Oct. 26 to 28, at the Parkland and Prairie Pavilions at Westerner Park. Admission is $5 ($4 for youths/seniors). Children 12 and under are admitted for free. The price includes a free weekend pass on request.
BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF City drivers will enjoy a smoother ride in Red Deer on one of Red Deer’s most travelled and complaint-ridden roadways with the completion of this season’s rehabilitation work. The 32nd Street project was put to rest for 2012 on Monday. Frank Colosimo, Engineering Services Department manager, said crews finished on schedule and just before the snow came down on Tuesday. Colosimo said this roadway has been a source of complaints for many years and
motorists were patient throughout the summer construction period. The $9.75-million major road upgrade began just west of 47th Avenue, heading east to just past 40th Avenue in August. The work included replacing the road surface and installing deep strength asphalt and adding a westbound right turning lane at 32nd Street and Spruce Drive, and eastbound and westbound turning lanes at 40th Avenue and 32nd Street. In addition to the road rehabilitation work, crews began installation of a threemetre asphalt trail on the north side of 32nd Street from Spruce Drive to 30th Avenue, replacing sidewalk.
The heavy duty upgrades forced road closures and traffic detours for nearly three months. The entire project is expected to be completed by September 2013. “The last of it is not going to be as intrusive as this year,” said Colosimo. “There will be some road closures but there will be more short-term road closures.” Next year’s work order includes putting down a final lift (two inches) of asphalt, landscaping and extension and widening of the pathways. Work is expected to get underway after the May long weekend. firstname.lastname@example.org
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INNISFAIL PUMPKIN FUN The roar of souped up riding mowers will fill downtown Innisfail during its second annual Pumpkins on Parade Halloween Festival on Saturday. The mowers and small tractors will drag race as part of the festivities running from 3 to 9 p.m. Other activities include trick or treating at participating downtown businesses, a haunted house and an indoor carnival. A community barbecue is free with a food bank donation. Participants are encouraged to bring carved pumpkins to add to those lining Main Street, which has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar makeover. Batterylit tealights for the pumpkins are available for just $1. The festival is sponsored by the Innisfail Downtown Association.
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Members of the Butt Ugly troupe including students from Lindsay Thurber and Notre High Schools perform at Camille J. Lerouge school in Red Deer on Tuesday. In the middle of a ten day 30 performance run of their show the 11 high school students and five professional actors are traveling through Central Alberta with their anti-tobbaco message. The interactive play and “Buzz Group” learning session uses both slice of life and fantasy play styles to reach the audience with its anti-tobbaco messages. and brings up the several issues surrounding the use of tobbaco including myths and facts and common misconceptions related to tobbacon use.
Affordable housing proposed for Sylvan BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A 24-unit affordable housing complex aimed at seniors, lowerincome families and people with handicaps has been proposed for Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Community Housing Society is behind the project to build 24 apartments in a new subdivision being built on the southeast side of town by Falcon Homes. Society chairman Frank Peck said a proposal for the $3.7-million project is being put together to submit to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC), which will review the project and its business case. If the proposal gets the CMHC’s stamp of approval, it will help fund the project through to the development stage, which will cost about $80,000. Provincial funding will then be sought to bankroll the project. In a time when there are many projects competing for provincial dollars, it is worthwhile having the project vetted by a group such as CMHC, said Peck. “It just adds a little more to it when we take it to the province for assistance in funding.” Red Deer architect George Berry is also working with the society to take the project forward. Peck said half of the units will be for seniors and those using
the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) program, which provides financial and health-related assistance to adults with a disability. The other 12 units will be for those on limited incomes. The society knows of seniors and people with disabilities who are looking for homes in Sylvan Lake, he said. If it goes ahead, the project will provide a place for seniors who want to continue living independently. “I’ve talked to a few seniors and they are quite excited about it.” Sylvan Lake town council gave the proposal its support in principle on Monday, joining the summer villages and Red Deer County. The society hopes to have its application in to the province by Christmas. If approved, the society would like to see construction start next summer for a 2014 completion. Peck said the project fits into the developer’s plan for the subdivision, which is expected to be approved by the end of the year. Coun. Ken MacVicar said the town has long talked about getting developers involved in helping provide affordable housing options. “I certainly agree we need to support this. It’s something that’s needed in the community.” email@example.com
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A pig roast and a tackless horse demonstration highlight the Great Big Night set for Saturday. Taking place at Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr., the event features live music, a pig roast, a 12-hour smoked brisket for a midnight buffet, free pony rides for kids aged four to five and a demonstration of a horse ‘at liberty,’ which means they have no tack, by Brent Trout. The evening starts with carriage rides from 4 to 6 p.m. and the pony rides for the kids. Trout will give his liberty horse demonstration at 5 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., Ty Hart and the Wylde Ryde Band will perform live music. Tickets cost $75 for adults or $20 for children. For tickets, stop by Heritage Ranch or call at 403-392-2984.
C2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 dors are useful in educating the public about local bylaws. Any discussion of dropping the program will be left to budget discussions that will begin soon. In the meantime, staff will prepare a report on how the program went this past season. Other lakefront costs listed in the report include $120,000 to collect garbage, clean washrooms, gardening, mowing and playground maintenance in Centennial Park and the lakefront. The province covers $81,850 of that cost.
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Sylvan Lake Hunger Games set for Friday evening Sylvan Lake Youth Services is hosting its own Hunger Games on Friday, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Teens age 13 and 18 are invited to recruit a team of no more than five “tributes” (members) and meet at the “capital” (Sylvan Lake Youth Centre) to test their odds in an epic game based on the Hunger Games trilogy. Individuals are also welcome and will be assigned to a team. Costumes are encouraged but since it’s an outdoor event, participants are encouraged to dress warm. Prizes will be awarded. A pizza party will be held at the conclusion of the games. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. The youth centre is located on the second floor of Sylvan Lake Community Centre, at 47250 43rd St.
Helping Hands gala goes Saturday in Blackfalds Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Helping Hands Harvest Gala in Blackfalds. The first annual semi-formal event sponsored by the Blackfalds and District Victim Support Society features a live and silent auction, live entertainment by the Boom Chucka Boys and a dance. A live painting will be done by artist Lewis Lavoie and the meal prepared by award-winning chef Emmanuel David. Tickets are $75 each or $550 for a table of eight. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. They are available by calling Karie at 403-392-2412 or the society at 403885-3355.
Award-winning author speaks at MAG Thursday An award-winning Canadian author and historian joins the Profit and Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade (17791821) exhibition at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday. Cochrane’s Fred Stenson, author of several books on Canadian West historical fiction and non-fiction, will read and sign autographs at the presentation starting at 7 p.m. Stenson’s third novel, The Trade, creates Canadian life during the fur trade and chronicles the rise of the Hudson’s Bay and the settling of the Canadian West. The novel won the Grant MacEwan Author’s Prize for best Alberta book of the year and a City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Georges Bugnet Award for Best Novel.
Local churches offering Halloween alternative Fred Stenson speaks at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The evening is geared for adults but children are welcome to attend. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for seniors. Free for MAG members. For more information, contact Rod Trentham at 403-309-8445 or Karin Richardson-MacKenzie at 403-309-8446.
Schools, educators help children’s hospital Two Red Deer schools and the head office of Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools raised funds for the Calgary Children’s Hospital through a bottle drive. More than 650 students from Poplar Ridge and Central Middle schools brought in empty beverage containers in support of the hospitals during Waste Reduction Week, which was Oct. 15 to 21. As part of the fundraising effort, students were encouraged to bring at least one recyclable container to school. These containers were collected by Cosmos Bottle Depots and the deposit refunds were donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation in Calgary. The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools head office also contributed to the fundraiser by donating 7,550 containers, which raised $755. According to a release from the Alberta Bottle Depot Association, the waste reduction week program builds on another bottle drive, the Alberta Cans for Kids, which has raised more than $300,000 for children’s hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary.
Instead of ghosts and goblins, two local churches are partnering to offer a Halloween event for knights and princesses. Crossroads Church and the Word of Life Church have organized a medieval fair at the Collicutt Centre, 3031 30th Ave., on Oct. 31, from 5 to 10 p.m. Khristie Looy, one of the event’s organizers, said they want to provide a family friendly event. “We’re wanting an opportunity for families to come to an event that is family focused and family friendly,” said Looy. “Something that is not scary and just a really fun environment for families.” Attendees will have full run of the Collicutt Centre, including the climbing walls. There are several other activities planned, including a giant maze made of more than 100 appliance-sized boxes, swimming, gymnastics and skyball. As well, although they close at 8 p.m., skating and the preschool park will be accessible to patrons. Looy said there will also be a bubble wrap racetrack for the younger kids. “It’s Fisher Price cars they drive on a bubble wrap track,” said Looy. The admission cost of the event, $5 per person or $20 for a family, covers the cost of using the facility as well as the treat bag full of candy that children get when they leave. “A lot of fun, live entertainment, just lots of activities to choose from,” said Looy. “It’s a very inexpensive opportunity to come and play.” Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Collicutt Centre.
Beer and Pizza is the theme for this year’s Harris-Warke Gallery fundraiser. The ninth annual event invited local artists to donate works to fit inside a Solo beer cup or a 25 cm by 25 cm pizza box. Several provincial, national and international artists were also asked to donate pieces. Silent auction bids can be placed on the donated works which will be on display in the gallery from Oct. 29 to Nov. 9. The event ends with a grand closing and last-minute bidding session Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will assist in gallery operations and upgrades. More information is available by calling the gallery located at 4924 Ross St. at 403-341-3455 or by emailing email@example.com.
Sally Ann seeks help Bell ringers are wanted for the Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Campaign. The Christmas fundraiser runs from Nov. 22 to Dec. 22 at eight locations throughout the city. About 200 volunteers are needed to man the kettle for a few hours a day. The goal this year is to raise $190,000, up $5,000 from last year’s tally. The campaign officially kicks off on Nov. 22 at the Bower Place Shopping Centre. To volunteer, contact Jane Cookson at 346-2251.
Pizza campaign helps kids Make a difference for hospitalized children when you buy a large pepperoni pizza from Pizza 73 until Sunday, Nov. 11. The $9.99 pizza is available at any location, including two from Red Deer, during the Slices for Smiles fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network member hospital, one of which is in Calgary and the other in Edmonton. Customers can add a donation to orders placed by phone, online, in-store and through the Pizza 73 iPhone app. Since 2007, the Slices for Smiles Foundation has raised more than $1 million for children’s charities. To donate to the Slices for Smiles Foundation, visit www.pizza73.com.
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Sylvan beach ambassadors to be discussed It may be time to retire Sylvan Lake’s beach ambassadors, suggested a town councillor. Laverne Asselstine said it may be time to review whether the two-yearold project was still “viable” to hire ambassadors to direct visitors to local sites and parking. Now that the redevelopment of Lakeshore Drive is nearly complete and there is less road disruption, the ambassadors might not be needed. A report to council on town-related costs related to the lakefront last summer pegged the cost of beach ambassadors at $44,750. Other councillors disagreed that the ambassador program had run its course. Now that Lakeshore redevelopment is almost done the ambassadors may have an even bigger role to play in showing visitors what the town has to offer as part of its tourism strategy, said Coun. Dale Plante. Coun. Sean McIntyre also saw the value of having a town presence on the lakeshore. The ambassa-
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Innisfail RCMP are looking for answers after a black Labrador retriever was shot and wounded last week. Cpl. A.J. Mand said the dog was found limping in the family yard near Township Road 350 on Oct. 15. Family members assumed the pooch was hit by a car. The dog was taken to a veterinarian, who confirmed the dog was shot at least once. “We don’t know what happened,” said Mand. “We believe it was a shotgun.” Mand said they have little information to go on and they are seeking the public’s help in locating the shooter. The dog is recovering at home with its owners. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342.
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Obama, Romney court key battlegrounds DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — President Barack Obama on Tuesday followed up on the last presidential debate by accusing his Republican challenger Mitt Romney of shifting his positions, as the two candidates entered the two-week home stretch before Election Day. The two are neck-and-neck in the race for the White House, and Romney presented a more centrist approach to foreign policy during the Monday night debate — the last of three, and this one on foreign policy. The Republican’s performance, however, gave the Obama campaign more ammunition to allege that Romney is willing to shift from or lose his more conservative positions to satisfy his more mainstream constituents. “We are accustomed to seeing politicians change their position from four years ago,” Obama told a Florida rally. “We are not accustomed to seeing politicians change their positions from four days ago.” Obama’s campaign released a 20-page booklet called the “Blueprint for America’s Future” on Tuesday to promote a second-term agenda, responding to Republican criticism that the president has not clearly articulated a plan for the next four years. Neither side can claim the lead at this late stage of the race, with polls showing the race virtually tied nationally and in some of the key swing states. Obama’s challenge is to convince voters who may be hurting financially that he is better qualified to lead the country back to economic prosperity than Romney, who made a fortune as a successful businessman. Obama was campaigning in Florida, one of nine battleground states that do not reliably vote for one party or the other, and that therefore will decide the election. He was joining Vice-President Joe Biden in another such state, Ohio, later Tuesday. The U.S. president is not chosen according to the popular nationwide vote but in state-by-state contests. The system makes it possible for a candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election, as happened to former Vice-President Al Gore 2000. Romney and running mate Paul Ryan’s schedule reflected the strategy of driving up Republican vote totals in areas such as the Denver suburbs and
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Cincinnati, Ohio. They start their two-week dash in Nevada, before moving to the Denver area for a rally with rocker-rapper Kid Rock and country music’s Rodney Atkins. During Monday night’s debate, Romney largely expressed agreement with how Obama has conducted U.S. foreign policy. His stance reflected his determination not to cause further unease among war-weary Americans who are overwhelmingly in favour of ending the Afghan war. On the violence in Syria, for example, Romney said he would not get the United
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — The warden of the prison where Ohio puts inmates to death says the state’s execution table can easily hold a 400-pound (181-kilogram) condemned inmate who has argued he is so big it might collapse. The table was tested by placing an equally heavy prison employee on it and by placing weights on it. “The execution table held firmly and showed no signs of instability,” Donald Morgan, warden at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, said in a court filing late Monday opposing inmate Ronald Post’s request to be spared. Post’s attorneys said last month he weighs 480 pounds (217 kilograms), while the state says Post weighed 396 pounds (179 kilograms) last week. Post, 53, is scheduled to die Jan. 16 for the 1983 shooting death of Helen Vantz. Vantz’s son, Bill Vantz, has called Post’s arguments “laughable.” Post argues his weight, vein access, scar tissue, depression and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. “Indeed, given his unique physical and medical condition, there is a substantial risk that any attempt to execute him will result in serious physical and psychological pain to him, as well as an execution involving a torturous and lingering death,” a court filing said last month. Morgan said he successfully tested the strength of the table with an employee who weighed 420 pounds (190 kilograms) and later by piling 540 pounds (244 kilograms) of weight on the table. Post’s attorneys warned in a statement Tuesday that trying to execute Post will turn out worse than the state’s unsuccessful 2009 attempt to execute Romell Broom, whose execution was stopped after about two hours when executioners could not find a usable vein. With Broom, “Ohio’s execution team experienced the stress of what it is like to try over and over to establish vein access and repeatedly fail, and they will unfortunately get that experience tenfold with Mr. Post,” the attorneys said. Ohio executes inmates with a single dose of pentobarbital, usually injected through the arms.
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Michael Henrichsen poses for a photoin his bedroom at his home in Seattle on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Henrichsen created a website and enlisted friends and celebrities around the world in a two-year effort to convince Idol to come play a concert on Oct. 26, 2012 at a Seattle music venue to raise money for charity and celebrate Henrichsen’s birthday. meals to food banks. But when October 2011 came around, Idol didn’t show. Instead, he sent a video, saying he was sorry he couldn’t make it — but there was always next year. Though some friends and family were a bit tired of the project, Henrichsen decided to give it one more year. He had bimonthly chats with Idol’s people to update them on his status. Eventually, the Showbox, a Seattle venue that hosted some of the Billy Idol Aid events, made an offer to host the event at its location south of downtown. Finally, last August, Idol’s people called from Japan, where he was touring, and said Idol was in, with his band. Henrichsen says he started screaming and running laps around the mall. And when 900-plus people showed up for Billy Idol Aid IV, they were treated to an official video announcement from the man himself. “The people of the world have spoken!” Idol thundered. “The dream will become reality . . . ” “It’s gonna be pretty much the coolest night ever,” says Henrichsen, whose birthday was Monday. “We’ll have as much fun as possible before we get to the 9-5 part of my life.”
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Dear Annie: I’ve been out of work habs. None worked. for two years. My family has suffered Here’s the real problem. While in greatly, and my daughter’s mild de- rehab, he relapsed and was kicked out, pression turned severe when this start- along with several others. I refused to ed affecting her life. pick him up, so all of them Recently, my in-laws stayed in a hotel room towere kind enough to let the gether. While there, Hank three of us move in so we used one of the other adcould save what little we dicts (a female) to get drugs have. But the summer could and alcohol. He promised not have gone worse. My her that they were going to mother-in-law has turned be together. into a bully. She doesn’t Hank is a great father to approve of how I raise my our children, but I cannot daughter and has been takfind it in my heart to let this ing it out on the child. Mom go. He claims there was no calls her hurtful names and affair, but I don’t believe has told her that all of our it. It is weighing heavily on MITCHELL financial problems are her my heart. How can I forgive fault. him? — Lost & SUGAR My husband has spoken Dear Lost: Addicts say to his mother numerous and do whatever they have times, and I have, as well. to in order to score what But she is stubborn. they need. Your problems My daughter has a history of self- are bigger than whether or not Hank harm and low self-esteem, so we be- slept with another woman. He may gan to work on alternate living situa- love his children, but he is a terrible tions. Sadly, I know the best place for role model. Until he gets clean and somy daughter right now is not with her ber, he is no good to any of you. Please stepfather and me. I’ve been the one contact Al-Anon (al-anon.alateen.org) to support her and be there her whole and Nar-Anon (nar-anon.org) and ask life. Now she’s living with her biologi- for help. cal father, and it breaks my heart. He’s Dear Annie: I had to respond to “Not a good dad, but I feel like I let her a Meanie,” whose sister misinterprets down. everything she says. I could have writI write today because I am having a ten that. My sister hears only what she hard time forgiving my mother-in-law. wants to hear. When making plans for I understand that our conflicting par- anything, large or small, “Ellen” would enting styles can be hard on her in her hear something entirely different from house. What I can’t understand is why what I said. She would then complain she’s taking it out on my daughter. — to our middle sister, and it could take Mother in Mud weeks to fix the misunderstanding. Dear Mother: You made the My solution was to email all plans to right choice to get your daughter out Ellen and copy our other sister. Then of the home of your bullying, stubborn there was a written record and no mother-in-law. While we would have chance of my looking like the bad guy. recommended that your husband put “Meanie” should try this. It will save his foot down a little harder, appar- her a lot of frustration. — Been There ently neither of you could set bound- in Hamden, Conn. aries that stick. Until this situation Dear Hamden: This is a great idea is resolved, it may not be possible to -- as long as you communicate only in forgive the woman for her unconscio- writing. nable behavior. Please find a way to Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy get out of there as soon as possible. Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime ediDear Annie: I’ve been with “Hank” tors of the Ann Landers column. Please for what seems like a hundred years. email your questions to anniesmailbox@ He is an alcoholic and a drug user. comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, Last year, in an effort to save our mar- c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, riage, he was in and out of several re- Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Unidentified school children from the Beth Hillel Day School embrace a wax figure of E.T., the alien character from the 1982 film, “E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial” at Madam Tussauds, in the Hollywood selection of Los Angeles, Monday. The Steven Spielberg film is marking its 30th anniversary with wax likenesses at Madam Tussauds in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Los Angeles.
SUN SIGNS You also find yourself in a highly spiritual state which embodies your psychic awareness. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You need clear and practical objectives, not a diluted image of your partnership. Your partner’s needs are not necessarily what you had envisioned. You will work better together by clearing out the fog in your union. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Domestic tasks are not clear how they are being distributed. You might ask yourself who runs which errands and what really needs to be organized. When it comes to your office, the atmosphere seems too confusing among your colleagues. For now, take it with a grain of salt. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Dear Scorpio, are you daydreaming about a new love affair? It seems as though you are completely absorbed by this new person in your
life. Fantasizing about it reawakens your internal happiness. Utilize your powerful imagination to create something enigmatic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Private matters could call your attention today. You need to demystify a home-related situation or simply, you are more sensitive to your family right now. It’s a time to harness gentleness and cope in finding your inner piece. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You are not sure how to express yourself today as you are not seeing things from an objective point of view. Overall, you have a hard time concentrating right now due to your hypersensitivity. Tell yourself that you are still standing high. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): You are worried about your security needs and are concerned with monetary matters. There’s a confusion revolving around your wealth and possession at the current time. Yet, this is just a feeling as everything’s under control. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You find yourself in a joyful state, accepting and tolerating others. You have strong faith that you will find that unconditional love someday. It’s healthy to be hopeful. Astro Doyna — Internationally Syndicated Astrologer/Columnist.
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BORLE Sylvianne 1931 - 2012 Sylvianne Borle of Red Deer, Alberta peacefully went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Sylvianne was very special in many ways, and perhaps more in her faith - filled life, which led her like a light in the darkness to seek a meaning in service to others, and firstly to her family. She is lovingly remembered by her children; Andrew (Maggie), Louise (Ray), Mona, Kathie (Perry), Claude (Laurie), Amy (David), Claudette and Andrew (Karen), as well as twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Sylvianne was predeceased by her husband Walter, her daughter Jo-Ann and her son Philip. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Albert Catholic Parish, 7 Street Vital Avenue St. Albert, Alberta on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made directly to Camp He Ho Ha, Box 182 Seba Beach, Alberta, T0E 2B0. The family of Sylvianne wishes to express a sincere “Thank You” to the entire staff for the wonderful care that she received during her stay at West Park Lodge. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
DUCKERING Terrance George July 20, 1945 - Oct.15, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Terry “The Duck” Duckering on October 15, 2012 at the age of 67 years. Terry was born in Mannville, AB on July 20, 1945, the fifth of 12 children. After a courageous twelve-year battle with Multiple Myeloma, Terry succumbed to his ailment on October 15, 2012 surrounded by loved ones. Terry will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his father, Clarence and step-mother Grace Duckering, h i s c h i l d r e n ; To m ( J e n ) Duckering, Stephanie (Jim) Pasychny-Shivji, Carol (Gord) Stang, siblings; Shirley (Ed) Hutzkal, Deanna (Cliff) Knight, Vic (Jean) Duckering, Carolyn To r h j e l m , L i n d a ( Wa y n e ) Ludwig, Ken (Rita) Duckering, Gord (Pat) Duckering, Betty (Brian) Cave, Faith (Darryl) Johnson, Judy (Doug) Herbert, and Connie Schiffer, numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Terry was predeceased by his mother, Gertrude Duckering (nee George), and brotherin-law, Gerry Torhjelm. A memorial service will be held at First Alliance Church in Calgary, AB, 12345 40 St. S.E, at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 26th, 2012. Condolences may be forwarded
through: www.mcinnisandholloway.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society, www.southernalberta myeloma.org
In living memory of The Duck, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W.
SCHIETZSCH Reinhard “Reg” 1923 - 2012 Reinhard “Reg” Schietzsch of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at Red Deer Regional Health Centre on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Reg was born in Wolfen, Germany on November 11, 1923. From early in life he had a long love of aircraft, beginning his career as an airplane machinist upon graduation from school and becoming a pilot after being drafted to WWII. After the war’s end, Reg studied engineering in England and worked in the coal mining industry. While on holidays at Blackpool, England, he met Eileen. Reg swept Eileen off her feet with his dancing skills, leading to their marriage in 1957. In 1963, Reg and his family emigrated from England to Canada, where he worked as a machinist and later started his career in fiberglass with Peace River Glass, which then became John’s Manville, where he left his mark with his many developments. In his retirement, Reg enjoyed working on cars, radio control airplanes, motor-homing and swimming. Reg will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years; Eileen and his children; Alan (Millie) and Katrina (Harvey) as well as by his four grandc h i l d r e n ; E m i l y, A n d r e w, Bethany and Adam. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
Just had a baby girl? Tell Everyone with a Classified Announcement LABARRE Charlene Denise LaBarre was born on October 18, 1965 in Calgary, AB. With great sadness and loss, has passed away on Monday October 15, 2012 at the age of 46. Charlene will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Richard LaBarre; daughter Jacquilyn Dean Tait and her Fiance Travis Hanna; grandchildren Hayden and Ireland. She is survived by her mother Darlene Sargaent and husband Willis; sisters, Karen Kotanko and family, Jacquie Munro and family, Shawna Quast and family, Lori Pollock and family, brothers Rick Quast and family, Darren Quast and family, as well as her best friend Wanda Phillip and husband Darrell, and her faithful four legged companion A b b y. S h e w i l l a l s o b e missed by her in-laws Louisa and Rene LaBarre, Pierre LaBarre and Family, Gynette LaBarre and family as well as many other friends and family. A service will be held on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Ponoka Funeral Home 5115 - 50th Avenue Ponoka, AB at 2 pm.
SCHOFER (Razzolini) Maria Feb. 21, 1927 - Oct. 19, 2012 We are sad to announce the passing of Maria on October 19th at Northcott Care Centre, Ponoka. She passed away peacefully after a long illness at the age of 85. Maria was predeceased by her husband Albert; sister Lou and brother Gino. Maria will be lovingly remembered by her son Gaylord (Sylvia), their children Chelsey (Ken) and Ryan (Erin); her son Tim (Fay), their children Kari (Ian) and Krista (Jonathan); and her daughter Tina and her children Caton and Ayla. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Kaylin, Jenna, Toran, Emera, Andra, Cohen, Eleanor and Henry. Maria is also survived by her eldest sister Amy. Maria was much loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, October 25th at 2:00 pm at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Eckville (5120-49 St). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northcott Care Centre, 4209-48 Ave, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1P4.
WELTY It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mikki Connie Loree Welty (nee Price), 63, on October 18th, 2012. She fought cancer with fierce strength and determination, her courage in this battle inspired us all. Mikki was born to Eleanor and Owen Price of Red Deer on January 3rd, 1949, joining brother, Morley, sister, Bonnie, and a few years later another sister, Wendy. She sang away her years as a young adult as the lead singer in a band, Crystal Faction, and in the church choir with her sisters. She married and had a daughter, Wendy Gale, who became her world. The bond between mother and daughter only strengthened as she raised Wendy Gale on her own and made a life for them in Red Deer working as a caregiver for the Michener Centre. In 1987 a childhood friend came back into her life. After their first date she knew this was the one she had been waiting for. Mikki and Neil (Bud) Welty were married and she inherited a son, Cody, and a daughter, Brandy. As soon as he could, Bud had Mikki in a tent, and just as excited as him when planning the next walleye fishing trip. They spent many years camping and fishing which became their passion. One of Mikkis greatest joys was being a grandparent. Zachary was quickly put on a boat and became their next fishing partner. When Quintin came along he was given a rod as soon as he could hold it. Mikki finally got her girl, Alexis, who spent many sleepovers with grandma. Her last grandchild, Maxam, kept her young for the last 6 years. Mikki fell in love with the Maritimes 5 years ago when daughter Brandy moved there. In recent years she was able to spend a lot of time in Nova Scotia tripping over the rocks at Peggy’s Cove and on the deck watching the Miramichi with her good friend Lourdes. Her most recent trip was in August with her daughters and granddaughter, where she got to see her beloved Peggy’s Cove one last time. Mikki is now at peace with her parents and husband Bud. She leaves behind her Aunts Jimmy and Rene, cousins, brother and sisters, children, grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces, and their families, whom she was very close with. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice. Her last wish was to die with dignity and peace and the staff at the hospice more than provided that for her. A graveside service will be held at the Mayton Cemetery Friday, October 26th at 1pm, followed by a Celebration of Mikki’s Life at the East Olds Baptist Church at 2pm. Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers’ arms. I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs. Do not weep for me, for I am cradled in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars. Do not weep for me, for I am within you; I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns’ leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand. Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me… with a smile and a sigh HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD. entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com
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CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463
P/T Professional Medical Secretary needed in Red Deer. Fax: 403-314-0499 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
Landcore Technologies Inc. located in Ponoka is currently seeking energetic, motivated team players for the following positions:
Drillers and Driller Assistants with a Class 1 driver’s license.
A growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:
Qualified Supervisors, Night Operators & Field Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates (1st Aid & H2S are the min. qualifications) to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 email@example.com Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. CENTRAL AB based rig movers/heavy haulers seeking picker operators, bed truck drivers and winch tractor drivers. Top wages and benefits, Reply to : rigmovers2012 @gmail.com RATTRAY RECLAMATION is currently seeking exp’d LABORERS with a valid drivers license and BACKHOE OPERATORS with a clean class 1 licence, for lease construction, reclamation and cleanups in Lacombe and surrounding areas. Competitive wages and benefits available. Must have valid H2S Alive, First Aid & Ground Disturbance Level II Certification. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 403-934-5235 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Safety tickets are an asset but we are willing to train the right candidate. We offer exceptional pay, excellent benefit package and a positive work environment. Please email resumes to email@example.com or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls.
LOCAL Oilfield Company seeking exp’d Wireline Toolhand /Salesman. Paid fuel and vehicle allowance. Send resume with expected salary to btopcanada@ hotmail.com
Our Red Deer operation is currently seeking individuals for the following positions: FIELD OPERATIONSQualified individual will be self-motivated and experienced in tank farm rig ups. Responsibilities will include organization and rig up of tank farm/manifold systems, delivery of office trailers and light towers. We are willing to train the right candidates with related oilfield experience. ENVIROBIN TRUCK OPERATORQualified individuals will be self-motivated and responsible for professional delivery and pick up of our envirobins and light towers as well as servicing when returned. This position is also responsible for assisting on tank farm rig ups which requires demanding physical labor. Clean class 5 license is required. Oilfield experience and related tickets would be an asset. Only individuals with clean drivers abstract and 100% commitment to customer service and safe work practices need apply. Please forward resumes and abstracts via the following: Fax: 403-309-5962 Email: careers@ evergreenenergy.ca
Locally based, home every night!
If you enjoy getting out in the community and helping another person, this is a great opportunity for parttime employment. We are seeking a female to assist an autistic, young adult with activities and companionship. Activities would include going to the movies, volunteer work with the SPCA, attending community events and visiting areas of interest. She is fully independent and capable of making her own decisions. She enjoys crafts, animals, movies, shopping and museums. She currently lives with her parents’ in a loving and supportive home. Qualiﬁcations and requirements include: - Patient, caring and responsible. - Previous experience with special needs individuals. - Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. - Vehicle, with adequate insurance. - Ability to create opportunities for social interaction and community involvement. - Enjoy interaction with animals. - Preference will be towards individuals with a Rehabilitation Practitioner Certificate or similar certification.
Qualified applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Emai: hr@ bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 STEAM TRUCK operator req’d. Must have experience and have clean driver’s abstract, all req’d tickets and reliable transportation. Fax resume 403-348-2918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers Please fax resume to : 403-264-6725 Or email to: email@example.com No phone calls please.
WE are looking for Rig Mangers, Drillers, Derrick and Floor hands for the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or to (403) 358-3350
MARKETING/SALES PROFESSIONAL REQ’D Our rapidly growing Red Deer location is looking for a dynamic & personable individual. Must be a self starter, who has a successful track record in implementation & follow through of a marketing plan. Preference will be given to those candidates with marketing education & experience. For further details visit www.microage.cc Please forward resume to: email@example.com Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
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Health/Dental benefits, paid training, free uniforms. Apply in person North Hill #7 6721 Gaetz Ave. (Across from N. Walmart), Fax: 403-314-3212 PITA PIT RESTAURANT CLEARVIEW MARKET WAY, Red Deer IS NOW HIRING F/T permanent food counter attendant. Starting wage $11- $13/per hr., depending on work experience. Applicants must be willing to work shift rotation. Benefits is avail. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org QUEENS DINER REQ’S P/T WAITRESS Hours are Mon.- Fri. 6:30-4 & Sat. 8-2:30 pm Drop off resume any time after 1 & before 4, Mon-Fri. 34 Burnt Basin St, Red Deer Fax: 403-347-2925 email: accuracyonlineoffice @gmail.com
Local company looking for experienced residential and commercial service technician with current Alberta gas/plumbing ticket. Benefit package after 3 months, wages based on experience. Email: email@example.com or fax to (403) 342-2025
CUNNINGHAM ELECTRIC LTD. req’s res./comm. Journeyman Electricians
to start immed. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to 403-342-4022 or drop off at #7 7880-48 Ave. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
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SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS
Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email firstname.lastname@example.org or (403)341-6722 Due to substantial growth NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! and the addition of new manufactured product lines, The A.R. Thomson Group is offering the following opportunities to join our Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking for a stable career opportunity are encouraged to join our team.
Full time position. NDT experience an asset but n o t r e q u i r e d . Tr a i n i n g provided. Based in Red Deer. Travel within Western Canada and international travel possible. Driver’s license and passport required. Overtime. Opportunity for advancement. Base rate plus field rate starting at $17-18/hr. Refer to Job # FST003. Send resume to email@example.com.
Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd. Innisfail, Alberta General Labourers / Meat Cutters
Positions are available immediately We offer a competitive escalating pay scale, excellent benefits, performance pay bonus If you are interested please fax or email us @ FAX: 403-227-1661 Attn: HR EMAIL: ashley.ford@ sungoldmeats.com
EXPERIENCED residential HOME building company HVAC installer required looking for f/t employee to immediately. Must have do misc. construction work. Must have good knowlvalid drivers license and own hand tools. Call Stan edge of framing. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail @ 403-550-3870 for interview. resume to Donna EmpringLooking for a new pet? ham P.O. Box 25146 Deer Check out Classifieds to Park Post Office, Red find the purrfect pet. Deer, AB. T4R 2M2
Now Hiring to Start Immediately Full Time Part Time and Casual Housekeeping Personnel Must enjoy working with FUTURE AG in Rimbey is Seniors, be reliable hard now accepting applications working and be a Team for an Agricultural player and work within a Technician / Heavy Duty structured time frame. LOOKING for 1st.- 4th Mechanic with Ag Starting wage is 13.69 per year technicians for serexperience. Live the life hour shift diff and weekend vice department and Quick style of Central Alberta and Lane. Training avail. Email premium with Benefits be home at night. Work for after 3 months. resume to: craig@ one of the few family Apply to; aspenford.ca or call owned dealerships where L. Meek 403-742-2506 we care about our emAssistant General ployees and customers. You can sell your guitar Manager for a song... Symphony Senior Living We offer: or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Inglewood and we’ll sell it for you! 10 Inglewood Drive • Competitive Wages E-mail;agmiw@ LOOKING for apprentice symphonyseniorliving.com • A n n u a l w o r k b o o t or journeyman mechanic. reimbursement Pipe bending skills would • RRSP Plan be a great asset. Wages • Benefit Package depend on exp. Going • Sick Days concern shop. Fax • Tuition reimbursement resume to:403-346-9909 program for apprentices or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. • Monthly Bonus Phone 403-346-7911 THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for If you are looking for a Classifieds a well experienced rewarding career with a Your place to SELL F/T SERVER successful and growing Your place to BUY Apply within: 2079-50 organization, then forward Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. your resume to: LOOKING FOR Fax 403-347-1161 Phone FULL TIME FRAMER / calls WILL NOT be accepted. Future Ag Inc. FRAMERS HELPER Attn: Paula to work in Sylvan Lake. X-STATIC Box 140 Exp. in reno’s and new IS NOW ACCEPTING Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 construction. Have inside APPLICATIONS Fax (403) 843-2790 work for most of winter. FOR EXPERIENCED AND Email email@example.com Please call 587-876-2225 ENERGETIC P/T FUTURE AG, a COCKTAIL SERVERS progressive Case IH Apply in person after 3 pm. Equipment Dealer in Stettler is now accepting applications for a Parts Manager or Trades Lead Counter Parts person. Live the life style A FULL TIME PAINTER of Central Alberta and be REQUIRED home at night. Work for MEAT MANAGER Painting exp. necessary. one of the few family required immediately. Must have vehicle. owned dealerships where Individual must be Must be task orientated, we care about our highly organized, customer self motivated & reliable. employees and customers. oriented, & have retail Phone 403-596-1829 Successful candidate will meat cutting experience, be a team player with Avalon Central Alberta is Competitive salary, strong social skills. looking for a Site Carpenbenefits. Full and part time Counter and Management ter/Service Technician. meat cutting positions experience an asset. Duties include back framalso available. Computer literacy and ing, minor drywall repairs Apply in person to knowledge of DIS Parts and general residential Sobeys, Highway 2A, program a definite asset handy-man work. Please Lacombe, or fax resume but not mandatory. email resume to info@ 403-782-5820. avaloncentralalberta.com We offer: NDT Field Service or fax to 403-340-1052
CARPET COLOUR CENTRE is currently looking for a TILE INSTALLER. LUAU Investments Ltd. Applicant must have ability (O/A Tim Hortons) to lay out tiles, be familiar Food Counter Attendant with setting materials and F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) products. This is a F/T Must be avail. weekends position with a wage of $11.00 per hour. $25/hr. 4217 - 50 Ave. Submit resume att`n: 6721 - 50 Ave. Andrew @ Carpet Colour 7111 - 50 Ave. Centre 1100, 5001 - 19 St. firstname.lastname@example.org Red Deer, AB T4R 3R1 or email : awiebe@ NIGHT OWLS carpetcolourcentre. com requires F/T Customer Service Night shift and afternoon shift..
FOUNDATION company in Red Deer currently seeking experienced Commercial Foundation Form Workers. Please fax resume to 403-346-5867
SECURITAS CANADA Hiring Immediate FT & Casual
EMR or EMT Security Personnel for Dispatching Position Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Staff for a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer. Minimum Qualification: * Alberta Security License *EMR- ACP certified *Class 4 license *Bondable *Good interpersonal skills *Good communication skills *Computer knowledge, previous emergency experience, previous security experience, client interaction experience an asset WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and 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
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 CENTRAL AB based rig movers/heavy haulers seeking picker operators, bed truck drivers and winch tractor drivers. Top wages and benefits, Reply to : rigmovers2012 @gmail.com
Aggressive Energy Inc. is looking for class 1 tank truck drivers. We specialize in the transportation of Class 8 Corrosive liquids in the Fort St. John, Fort Nelson area. We offer top wages, benefits and monthly guarantees. Flexible work schedule. Please fax resume & driver abstract to 250-787-0030.
1 POSITION AVAILABLE FOR JOURNEYMAN WELDER
To Advertise Your Business or Service Here Looking for a Journeyman Welder interested in pursuing “B” Pressure Certification to become a classiﬁeds@reddeeradvocate.com part of our Stainless Steel SAM’S CAFE Hose Production line. Duties to include fabricaNORTH TEAM Snubbing now Misc. tion of custom Stainless P/T & F/T line cooks hiring operators and helpServices Accounting Escorts needed. Apply in person at Steel Hose Product and ers. Email: janderson@ will include successfully 7101-Gaetz Ave. teamsnubbing.com obtaining *LEXUS* 403-392-0891 INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS 5* JUNK REMOVAL “B” Pressure Certification Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. INDEPENDENT Property clean up 340-8666 Sales & and certification on ABSA with oilfield service BEAUTIFUL college girl CENTRAL PEST approved production weldcompanies, other small Distributors ROXY 403-848-2300 CONTROL LTD. ing procedures. businesses and individuals Comm/res. Locally owned. 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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
For Local Automotive Dealership
The successful candidate must have:
• Previous accounting experience • Strong computer skills • Professional appearance • Enjoy working in a fast paced team environment
We offer: • Full time employment • Competitive salary • Excellent health and benefits plan
Please email resume in confidence to:
Rig work - Vacuum / Water Truck Operators Needed. Scheduled time off. F/T exp’d trainer needed as well. Fax resume, & driver’s abstract, to (403)786-9915
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Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND
800 TKS Lacombe, AB
Apprentice or Has Opening for all Journeyman positions! Immediately. All applicants Mechanics must have current H2S, Pile Drive Operators Class 5 with Q EndorsePile Drive Assistants ment, First Aid Field Supervisor We offer competitive
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Central AB based trucking company reqires
OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558
For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEERPARK Duncan Cres./ Dennison Cres. area $129/MO.
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
ALSO Dempsey St. & Dolan Close area $104/MO.
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ROSEDALE Robinson Cres./ Reinholt Ave. area $173/MO
FULL TIME DRIVER REQ’D. Candidates must have a clean driving record and be able to drive a standard transmission vehicle. Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. Applicants must be physically fit and be able to lift up to 70 lbs. They must be 21 years of age or older. This is fast paced, physically demanding environment. All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. The Full Time position Mon.to Fri. 40-50 hrs/wk. starting wage $19/hr. + bonus. All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. Apply by online @ www.upsjobs.com or fax resume to: 403-648-3312
CLEARVIEW Castle Crsc. Crawford St. area $146.00/mo.
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
We are growing and because we are there is a New exciting Franchise Opportunity in:
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Adult Education & Training
Adult & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in
Phone or e-mail Sergio Terrazas Ph: (403) 608-7329 Fax: (403) 266-1973 E-mail: s.terrazas @humptys.com
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MOUNTVIEW 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/yr 1-1/2 hrs. per day SOUTH HILL 42 Advocate $220/mo. $2646/yr 45 Mins. per day
Are you tired of not having evening and weekends to do what you love to do?
Join our Merry Maids Team
-Professional House Cleaning -Permanent Position 30-36 hr/week -MUST have own vehicle -Must be available Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM -Must pass a Criminal Record Check -Paid training starts at $11.00/hr -Benefits after 3 months If interested please contact us at: Fax: 403-314-4811 Email: merrymds@ telus.net
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler
Must have a reliable vehicle Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in Deer Park Dempsey St. area $402/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area $530/mo. ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area $321 monthly Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA Ainsworth Crsc. Asmundsen Ave. Archibald Crsc. Arnold Close/ Amlee Close
Barrett Dr. Bettenson St. Best Crsc./ Berry Ave. NGLEWOOD
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LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Langford Cres. Law Close/ Lewis Close
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
URGENT MOVING. Must sell: Nordic track treadmill $500; Pallistr 4 pce. bdrm. suite, $500;, Palliser ent,. centre $250, obo 403-343-1460 URGENT must sell, SECTIONAL, asking $75, .... .............SOLD!!!...............
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Stereos TV's, VCRs
2 SONY speakers 19” x 11” $25 403-314-0804 RADIO AND RECORD PLAYER, 8 track player cabinet model, in goo cond. to give away GIVEN AWAY
Misc. for Sale
tion 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.
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.
Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Victor Close Vold Close
Please contact QUITCY
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon & morning delivery in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook 1 day per wk. No collecting!!
Pumps & Pressure Inc. Hydraulic Division is currently accepting applications for
Please contact QUITCY
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
INSIDE SALES/ ORDER DESK
Hydraulic experience is an asset however similar Industrial Experience will be considered.
Please forward resume to Daryl via: Fax: 403-340-3646 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
NIGHT OWL SECURITY Now hiring immed. for security guards. Mature, reliable applicants only. Overnight mobile security. Send Resume to: Fax: 403-742-8299 OR CALL 403-740-4696 P/T PRESSER needed in drycleaning plant. No weekends or evenings. Call Shannon at 403-550-7440
Experienced Glazers Driver Licence is a must. 403-347-9320
SAFETY TRAINING **For all your safety needs** WEEKLY CLASSES Class 1, Class 3 Air Brakes **Special Rates for Class 1 and Class 3** Other courses available Oilfield Hauler GODI Light Duty Vehicle Hours of Service TDG/WHMIS Cargo Securement Chaining Up Fatigue Management All Courses are Government Certified Group rates available Possible funding available WE’RE NOT SATISFIED UNTIL YOU’RE CERTIFIED! Call or email to reserve your seats now
is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:
- Concrete Batch Plant Operator - Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers - Steel Reinforcement Labourers - Overhead Crane Operators - General Labourers - Site Supervisor - Quality Control Personnel
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KEY Towing & Storage Alberta Ltd. req’s an exp’d. dispatcher. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Experience in the towing industry would be an asset. Requirements are computer skills, able to multi task and have good people skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295.
We will offer: - Fair compensation. - Benefit package. - All cleaning products, aides and tools required.
DECK TRUCK OPERATOR POSITION, self motivated, mechanically inclined,, exp’d. Children's Will train right personality. Class 5 w/air ticket req’d. Items Call City Haul Towing CHILDRENS’ plastic 403-588-7079 hangers, approx. 100, all Due to substantial growth for $20, 403-877-6354 and the addition of new m a n u f a c t u r e d p r o d u c t VENDORS Wanted. Nov.3rd Holiday Inn 67th Red Deer. lines, New & gently used The A.R. Thomson Group children’s sale. is offering the following op403-358-8939 www. portunities to join our everythingforkidzsale.com Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking for a stable career opportunity are encouraged to join Clothing our team.
F/T Cashier/Postal Clerk. Apply in person w/resume: Highland Green Value Drug Mart.
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
COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY WORKER part-time evenings and weekends Honest, friendly, hardworking only need apply. $11.00/hour. Bring resume to Mustang Laundry, 6830-59 Avenue or email mustanglaundry@ airenet.com.
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
CLEANING Persons Help req’d. 3 wk. day eves./wk. ideal for couple. Must be bondable & have own transporation. 403-347-7216 leave msg.
LADIES medium brown full 2 POSITIONS length mink coat, exc. AVAILABLE FOR cond. Size 12. $200 obo MANUFACTURING 403-346-6303 SHOP TECHNICIANS LADIES sweaters S-M, Duties to include fabrica-
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Earn $440 or $500/mo. for 1 hr. or less 6 days a week
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.)
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MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $215.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car .
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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
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in EASTVIEW WEST LAKE
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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
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20 GALLON AQUARIUM with rot iron stand, light hood, filter & gravel. $65. 403-343-6785
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D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
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Hezbollah rejects investigation into politician killing by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIRUT — Syria’s powerful ally Hezbollah was accused Tuesday by Lebanese political opponents of playing a role in the assassination of a top intelligence officer who used his post to fight Syrian meddling in Lebanon. The group, which dominates Lebanon’s government, rejected calls to refer the investigation of the killing to the international tribunal that implicated Hezbollah figures in the truck bombing that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri under similar circumstances. Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan was killed Oct. 19 in a car bomb that exploded next to his car in a residential Beirut neighbourhood, shearing the balconies off apartment towers and killing al-Hassan, his bodyguard and a civilian. Scores more were injured. The killing has sent tremors along Lebanon’s most tenuous political fault line, that separating allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad and those who oppose him. Lebanon’s two largest political coalitions have lined up on opposite sides of Syria’s civil war. The Shiite group Hezbollah and its partners who dominate the government have stood by Assad’s regime, while the Sunni-led opposition backs the rebels seeking to
topple the government. Al-Hassan, a Sunni Muslim, was clearly in the latter camp, and his killing has led to sectarian violence in Lebanon, whose myriad sects have strong ties to their brethren across the border. At least 13 people have died in clashes between pro- and anti-Syria factions since the assassination — the deadliest violence in Beirut in four years. Lebanese investigators have yet to cast blame in al-Hassan’s killing, but details about the plot made public Tuesday suggest it was an inside job by someone who tracked al-Hassan’s international travels and monitored the secret office he used to meet informants. Those details offered new ammunition to anti-Syria politicians who accuse the Assad regime and Hezbollah in the killing. “I said from the beginning, ’Who killed General Wissam al-Hassan and was behind the terrorist attack?’ They are the Syrian and Iranian regimes through the hands of Hezbollah,” parliament member Khaled Daher said on LBC TV. Security officials say al-Hassan returned to Lebanon from Europe the
night before he was killed but travelled under a false name and told almost no one he was in Beirut. Daher suggested that officials at the Beirut airport, a Hezbollah stronghold, tipped off the killers. “This airport is full of Hezbollah gangs who bring into Beirut whatever they want,” he said. Al-Hassan’s killing bore a striking similarity to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a massive truck bomb in Beirut in 2005. Al-Hassan handled security for Hariri and was close to his son, Saad, who also served as prime minister and inherited his father’s role as the leading opponent of Syrian involvement in Lebanon. Noting the similarities, some lawmakers have called for the investigation into al-Hassan’s death to be referred to the international tribunal set up to probe the elder Hariri’s killing. The U.N.-backed tribunal has indicted four Hezbollah members in the killing of Hariri and 22 others. Hezbollah has denied involvement. On Tuesday, Hezbollah’s deputy leader rejected these calls, saying al-Hassan’s killing was a crime that sought to destabilize Lebanon and
should be dealt with in Lebanese courts. “Any attempt to add an international dimension will not do anything to this case,” Sheik Naim Kassam said in a statement. “This is a Lebanese affair and under the authority of Lebanese laws.” New details from the investigation into al-Hassan’s killing emerged Tuesday, suggesting it was carried out by a group that had cracked the intelligence chief’s tight security regime. The head of Lebanon’s police, Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi, said the bomb that killed al-Hassan was planted in a stolen car that had been parked on a narrow street near a secret office al-Hassan occasionally used to meet sources. Al-Hassan had returned to Lebanon from Paris the night before, but few people knew he was in Beirut, Rifi said. Al-Hassan and his bodyguard were driving a rented Honda Accord that was not armoured to avoid drawing attention. Rifi said the bomb was detonated by remote control from a place overlooking the site. He confirmed reports from Washington Monday that the FBI was sending a team to Lebanon to help with the investigation. FBI teams have helped investigate several bombings in Lebanon since 2005.
Jamaica braces for Sandy, forcast to hit island as hurricane by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans on Tuesday stocked up on supplies and reinforced roofs ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy, which is expected to hit the island of posh resorts and sprawling shantytowns as a hurricane with lashing rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the strengthening Sandy was churning over warm Caribbean waters and should reach Jamaica on Wednesday. The late season storm is expected to travel from south to north over the Caribbean country, which hasn’t sustained a direct hit from a hurricane’s eye since powerful Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. Hurricane conditions were possible in eastern Cuba by Wednesday night. On Tuesday, the outer bands of the approaching storm were already drenching parts of Jamaica with intermittent downpours that sent brown water rush-
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2 & 3 bedroom
has relocated to
power wagon 4X4 $28888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2006 CADILLAC CTS-V LS2 engine, lteather., nav., 100551 kms., $22888 3488788 Sport & Import 1998 HONDA Civic loaded blue, clean. 403-352-6995
2006 PONTIAC Montana All wheel drive SV6 7 passenger, loaded, automatic side door DVD, just like new, only 147,000 km. $7900. 403-348-9746
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
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap 1999 F350 FORD, dually, Vehicle & Metal Removal. very good shape. Asking We travel. May pay cash $9500. 403-350-8865 for vehicle. 403-396-7519 1997 FORD Ranger Stepside, runs exc., $3300. 403-348-9746
REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629
2009 DODGE Caravan, exc. cond., Stow-N-Go, $11,900. 403-638-3499.
1 & 2 bedroom suites
Loaded, many after market add-on’s $6,300 obo 403-783-5506
4 MICHELIN X-ICE tires, 215/70 R15 98T, $200/all , 403-346-5495
1967 CHEVY Pickup
Vehicles Wanted To Buy
A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519
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400/month lot Rent incl. Cable
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1998 MUSTANG GT 2010 DODGE RAM 2500
with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted
along a nearby stretch of the gully were swept away during Tropical Storm Nicole after part of their home collapsed into the waterway’s raging current. People living in the shantytowns are warned repeatedly to move for their own safety but most refuse to relocate. Jamaica’s government issued a hurricane warning on Tuesday morning and announced schools would close on Wednesday. It has urged people in floodprone areas to be on alert and advised fishermen on outlying cays to return to the mainland. It was not immediately clear if most people were heeding the message. Some residents flocked to grocery stories to stock up on food, propane, tarp, batteries and water. At one major supermarket, hardly any bread remained on the shelves. In Cuba, authorities issued a hurricane watch for several provinces, including Guantanamo in the extreme east, where authorities at the U.S. military base were trying to wrap up military commission hearings before the storm was felt.
FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820
NEW RV Storage Facility Gravel pad, 6’ security fence, 6 kms. E. of R.D. Call 403-347-4425.
Houses For Sale
MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Lana 403-550-8777
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ing down streets and gullies. Tropical storm winds and sustained rains were expected in the evening. In the poor Kingston community of Standpipe, Christopher “Boxer” Bryce and his relatives were bracing for the worst as they quickly tried to finish repairs to their concrete home’s leaking roof. “This is giving all of us a nervous feeling, old and young. I’m hoping the storm doesn’t leave too many problems,” said Bryce, as his brother Brian adjusted a plastic bucket to catch more of the water dripping steadily down from the cracked ceiling. Across a debris-clogged gully, dreadlocked Philip Salmon was trying to find more sheet metal to bolster his shack’s rusting roof. The labourer lives by himself in a ramshackle settlement of illegal homes just below the U.S. Embassy. “Everybody’s worried about it here, I can tell you. This storm is no small thing,” said Salmon, whose sheet metal roof is held in place by rocks, just like that of many of his neighbours. Two years ago, several members of a family living
SCRAP ATTACK, auto salvage & scrap metal. 403-598-6536, 4845 79 St.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of Clare Elizabeth Adamson who died on September 26, 2012 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by November 28, 2012 and provide details of your claim with: J. Grant Miller, Miller, Lehane & Wild, Barristers and Solicitors at 5035 - 49th Street, Innisfail, Alberta, T4G 1V3. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have. 267255J17,24
D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
stock up and save view weekly specials at: realcanadianliquorstore.ca case sale mix’n match 7176 case of 12
/24 cans 24 x 355 mL
works out to 1.29 per can
5 1098 898 1298 898 98 8
when you buy a case of 12 or 6.48 singles
Sawmill The Dreaming Creek Tree Crush
168362/ 164136/ 169407/ 450307
Mirassou Purple Cowboy assorted varieties Cabernet 815417/ 911906/ 841028 Sauvignon
Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec
50 mL with purchase
with purchase while quantities last
while quantities last
/6 bottles 6 x 330 mL 397203
50 mL bonus
50 mL bonus
50 mL with purchase
with purchase while quantities last
while quantities last
/18 cans 18 x 355 mL 873135
50 mL with purchase while quantities last
large 1.14 L
23 27 26 17 30 98
Magnotta ice wine
Courvoisier V.S. cognac
Polar Ice vodka
Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum
Captain Morgan spiced rum
each 1.14 L 164248
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Prices effective Wednesday, October 24 to Sunday, October 28, 2012 IN THIS AREA ONLY
We reserve the right to limit quantities. While stock lasts. Prices subject to change. No rainchecks, no substitutions.
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