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Winter havoc STOREFRONT COLLISION – A pick-up truck collided into 53rd Street Music Tuesday morning after the City got its first real snowfall of the year.

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Creating flowers out of vegetables City man specializes in unusual artistry uses carrots, beets, radishes, leeks, turnips or almost any vegetable to carve realistic hile it’s not that flowers and plants for dazcommon in Cana- zling displays of colour. da, carving flowers He’s also done some and creating displays and pumpkin carving too, but centrepieces from vegeta- says he doesn’t have the bles is a popular as well as right tools for pumpkins. beautiful art form in many He’s also tried carving butAsian countries. ter, but modestly says that’s Lyn Attanayake, 39, who not where his talents reside. is originally from Columbo, Mostly he does centrepiecthe capital of Sri Lanka, es or displays to order, and who now calls Red Deer for practice supplies them home, does vegetable carv- for special occasions like ings as a hobby and business local birthdays and wedon the side. dings to friends and fellow Now a kitchen manager co-workers. The average at Denny’s, Attanayake was display takes him two and trained in a half to the hospitalthree hours ‘I JUST STARTED BY ity industry to comWATCHING AND THEN and as a chef plete and DOING IT MYSELF AND he charges in his native country by the time, SOME OF IT WASN’T where he VERY PRETTY AT FIRST.’ size and cost worked in of the ingrethe kitchens dients. LYN ATTANAYAKE of five-star While he hotels before immigrating enjoys the carving, he sees to Canada five and a half it as a sideline to his first cayears ago. Four years later reer as a chef. When it comes his wife and two young sons to cooking, Attanayake said, joined him in Red Deer. He “I can cook everything; Aradid no formal training in bic, Chinese, international, the art of vegetable carving, whatever, because (in the but learned from a colleague hotel industry) you’re feedwho mentored him. In Sri ing people from all over the Lankan upscale hotels, veg- world.” But he can carve etable carving is a special- flowers from all over the ist’s job. world too. “I just started by watching Some sources said vegand then doing it myself and etable carving originated some of it wasn’t very pretty in Thailand about 700 years at first,” said Attanayake. ago. One Thai emperor even But his colleague showed wrote poems about it and it him how to do the little is often taught in primary things that can make a dif- school there, as well as at ference, “And I just kept try- university. Other food hising and trying to get better, torians say it dates back to one by one. Sometimes I’d the Tang Dynasty, about 600 just take some vegetables A.D., in China. It’s especialand try to do different things ly popular in Japan, where with them.” vegetable carving is basic to The practice and experi- every chef’s training. It’s an mentation paid off and now art form that is only limited he can carve whole water- by the skills and imaginamelons into decorative, tion of the carver. elaborate patterns, and he






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City sees first blast of winter BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Central Albertans woke up to the first blast of winter Tuesday morning. Red Deer was expected to have five to six centimeters of snow by the time the storm passed through and southern Alberta was expected to see upwards of 35 centimeters or more. “It’s not too early for a winter storm like this. We are in mid to late October and that is usually when we see our first blast of arctic air,” said Bill McMurtry, meteorologist for Environment Canada. Red Deerians could be seen shoveling sidewalks, brushing off their cars and driving gingerly along City streets Tuesday morning and the cooler weather is expected to continue in the near future. “For the next few days we’re going to see unsettled conditions. We will continue to see cold temperatures into the weekend which are about 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal,” said McMurtry. “However, early next week we will see a warming trend.” Red Deer City RCMP were also warning drivers to take caution on the road. Officials with the RCMP said for motorists to drive according to road and weather conditions, allowing sufficient space for safe stopping, planning trips according to road and weather conditions and leav-

ing extra time if needed; removing all snow from a vehicle ensuring visibility is 360 degrees around the vehicle; ensuring all headlights and taillights are working properly; using headlights, even during daylight hours to increase visibility and if needed, adding weight to the trunk or box of vehicle by using sand bags. Motorists should also check tires for wear and replace with either snow or good all-season tires. The RCMP see a dramatic increase in motor vehicle collisions when road and weather conditions deteriorate. By implementing some basic vehicle maintenance and traffic safety awareness, it is hoped that collisions will be avoided and reduced within the City of Red Deer this winter. Also, RCMP remind motorists when approaching the scene of a collision to proceed with caution by slowing down when passing emergency services personnel working on the road and giving them room to work. Meanwhile, as for what kind of winter Central Albertans can expect to see, McMurtry said there are no indicators to determine what type of winter season it will be. “Sometimes we have indicators like El Nino or La Nina, but this year we don’t have anything like that.”

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Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1162/12, the purpose of which is to amend Part 3 in the County’s Land Use Bylaw to require confirmation from the Energy Resources Conservation Board on the absence or presence of abandoned wells as part of the development permit application process. The reason for the amendment is to accommodate a change to the Subdivision and Development Regulation (Alberta Regulation 160/2012) which obliges municipalities to request confirmation from applicants regarding the location of abandoned wells from the Energy Resources Conservation Board for lands subject to a subdivision or development application. A copy of the Bylaw with the proposed amendment may be obtained from the County’s Planning and Development Department or by visiting the County’s website at





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Wednesday, October 31

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Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed Bylaw amendments will have an opportunity to do so at a public hearing which has been arranged for: Date: Time: Place:

Friday, November 9, 2012 9:00 AM Lacombe County Council Chambers located 2½ miles west of Highway 2 at the intersection of Spruceville Road and Highway 12

If you are unable to attend the hearing, written submissions can be made to the County. You will, however, need to ensure that your comments are received by the County prior to the date of the hearing. Your comments can be sent by email to, by fax to 403-782-3820 or by mail to RR 3, Lacombe AB T4L 2N3. All submissions will be public information. For more information, please contact the Planning and Development Department.

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Each parcel will be offered for sale, subject to a reserve bid and to the reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title. The land is being offered for sale on an “as is, where is” basis, and Red Deer County makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the existence or adequacy of services, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the development ability of the subject land for any intended use by the purchaser. No bid will be accepted where the bidder attempts to attach conditions precedent to the sale of any parcel. No terms and conditions of sale will be considered other than those specified by the County. Red Deer County may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land that is not sold at the public auction.

PUBLIC SALE OF MANUFACTURED HOMES (MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT, RED DEER COUNTY will offer for sale, by Public Auction, in the County Office, 38106 Range Road 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, on Friday, November 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., the following Manufactured Homes: Legal


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Red Deer climbed to sixth spot out of 100 Canadian cities in the Communities in Boom Top Entrepreneurial cities study. The study was released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), and looks at a wide range of indicators for the small business and entrepreneur environment in cities with populations over 25,000. “The City has improved in our ranking from past years,” said John Sennema, land and economic development manager. “This shows there is a strong, optimistic business community in Red Deer that thrives on independent, innovative entrepreneurs.” The study measured the concentration of entrepreneurs, business start-up rates,

optimistic perspectives, operational successes, and presence of supportive local government tax and regulatory policies. Red Deer’s strongest rankings were in the policy category, which included local government tax balance, sensitivity to local business, local government regulations, as well as the cost of local government. Red Deer ranked in the top five for establishments per capita, with 6.8 independent businesses for every 100 people in this city. “Red Deer’s entrepreneurial spirit is continually strengthening, and we will continue to be vigilant to ensure Red Deer’s business environment stays competitive and successful,” said Sennema. CFIB uses Statistics Canada sources, as well as feedback from their 109,000 members across Canada.

Top small businesses named The Red Deer Chamber of Commerce announced the three recipients of the 2012 Business of the Year Awards at their 31st Annual Business Awards gala held Oct. 17th at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. Three hundred business leaders were on hand to celebrate the success of local businesses. The 2012 recipients are

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Continuing to celebrate a legacy On Oct. 12 to 14, the Salvation Army officially marked its centennial in Red Deer. It was a wonderful celebration of 100 years of remarkable service to the community.


DAWE The earliest contact with the Salvation Army occurred in August 1895 when General William Booth, its founder, made a brief visit to Red Deer. There were less than 150 residents in the hamlet at the time. Consequently, no attempt was made to establish any on-going operations. After the turn of the last century, Red Deer began to grow rapidly. As the boom strengthened, the Salvation Army began laying the foundations for a permanent presence in the community. On July 6, 1912, the Salvation Army “opened fire against sin and the devil” with an open-air service. A good-sized crowd turned out to hear the speeches and testimonials. The crowd moved to the Orange Hall where the services continued. The new local corps was commanded by Ensign Alice Pearce and Lieutenant Florence Peacock. Meetings were held in such places as the Oddfellows’ Hall and the Lyric Theatre as well as the Orange Hall. In 1914, the Salvation Army was hit with two cataclysms. First, on May 29, 1914, the

Empress of Ireland sank in the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history. A great many senior Salvation Army officers and virtually the entire Canadian Staff Band drowned in the tragedy. On Aug. 4, 1914, the First World War broke out. Hundreds enlisted, including many local Salvationists. Finances became tight and most public fundraising was devoted to the war effort. Nevertheless, the Salvation Army distinguished itself with its work both to those serving overseas and families at home. During the war years, the Salvation Army occupied a number of leased premises including the old Royal Theatre and the Humber Block, both on Gaetz Ave. In 1918, the Salvation Army was able to establish a citadel when it purchased the Red Deer Steam Laundry building on the north west corner of Blowers (51) St. and MacKenzie (49) Ave. Now that it had a permanent home, the Salvation Army moved ahead. It was also bolstered by the goodwill it had earned during the War. When the first Red Shield Appeal was launched in 1919, several prominent citizens went out with the Salvationists as they canvassed door-to-door. Moreover, in 1921, the Alberta Government passed legislation to allow rural municipalities to make annual donations to the Salvation Army. The period between the First and the Second World Wars was generally marked by hard economic times. The Salvation Army did what it could to help relieve the distress. Major harvest festivals were held each fall

to collect food for the needy. There were also clothing drives to make sure that families had adequate clothing, particularly in the cold weather months. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army continued its religious work, as well as its charitable activities. In order to boost interest and enthusiasm, presentations were organized using officers who had served with projects in Canada and overseas.

Frequently, the Salvation Army bands performed outdoors, on the corner of Gaetz Ave. and Ross St., or in what is now City Hall Park. In 1939, the Second World War broke out. A military training camp was established north of 55 St. Once again, the Salvation Army provided assistance, both to the ‘home front’ community and to those overseas. (To be continued).

EARLY DAYS - The Lyric (later renamed the Rex) Theatre on Ross St. in Red Deer. This was the location of several of the Salvation Army’s early mass meetings and brass band concerts. Photo courtesy of the Red Deer Archive


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OPINION Great fluoride debate Little else gets people as wound up as the debate over fluoride in the City’s drinking water. Those on both sides of the issue have plenty of information onhand to provide their case, which leaves many wondering what indeed is the best direction for the City to take in this matter. Fluoride has long been used as a preventative measure against tooth decay, and overall oral health. Many dentists are in favour of the practice as are many government departments of health. But there have always been those who insist that there are too many risks involved with swallowing fluoride to human health. Next week, City council will debate the fluoride issue and the options of what to do about it -- to eliminate it, keep it or reduce the amount of fluoride in the local water supply or put the question to the public in the form of a plebiscite during the 2013 municipal election. Red Deer started fluoridating its water in about 1957 after a plebiscite in favour of the move. The City currently spends about $60,000 a year to add the controversial chemical to City water. Right now, the City adds fluoride to its water supply in a concentration of less than 0.7 mg/L per the guidelines set out by Health Canada. The City is legally required to continue this practice until ad-

ministration is directed, by City council, to apply for an amendment to its operating approval. Ultimately, it really should be up to the public as to whether they wish to ingest fluoride every time they take a drink of water. We think there has been enough public discussion that leans towards removing fluoride, so we believe that’s the way council should base its decision as well. A plebiscite would also work to bring an end to this issue once and for all. But these days, the mood seems to be pointing towards getting rid of it. One only has to look around the world to see the common trend towards fluoride removal from water – Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, and Japan are some of the countries that put a stop to the practice years ago. Obviously these countries aren’t stuck in the middle ages in terms of their knowledge about this practice. It really causes one to think that there is likely much more to the issue than what common knowledge may provide. After all, if people want more fluoride to ward off cavities, they can simply brush their teeth or use their favourite mouthwash. If they don’t want to have it in their drinking water, they shouldn’t have to always avoid the tap and buy bottled water in their own community.

Calling the XL Foods E.coli alert ‘a crisis’ is irresponsible What is it about people that we’re so attracted to economic panic and alarm? Are the business pages and economic news stories so bland and lifeless that we need to stir up crises out of nothing?


HIRSCH Consider one of the biggest news stories this fall in Alberta: the E.coli situation. Several weeks ago, there was a serious breach of safety standards at one of Canada’s largest beef packing facilities in Brooks. Meat tainted with

E.coli ended up on supermarket shelves, and several people grew ill. It was a real problem. But it is not a ‘crisis’ – and referring to the problem as a crisis is not only exaggeration, but it borders on irresponsible. A crisis is a word reserved for things like tsunamis, terrorism, famine and financial collapse. Situations like NHL hockey strikes, traffic congestion, rising unemployment, and Dutch Elm disease are serious and need to be addressed. But they are not crises – and Alberta’s E.coli situation falls into this category. Commentators have been quick to point out how the system failed Canadians. Politicians, quick to gain a political edge on the back of a very unfortunate

situation, have referred to it (irresponsibly) as the tainted meat scandal. Indeed, parts of the system did fail, particularly since it was American meat inspectors who detected the problem. Still, most parts of the system worked precisely as they should have. When the problem was brought to light (admittedly a bit late), a massive meat recall went into action. Through Canada’s highly advanced tracking system, it is possible to know precisely where each beef product came from – the farm, the cow, the slaughter house, the beef packer. And that tracking system was able to remove all of the potentially unsafe beef products off the shelves in short order. While several beef consumers did become ill, no

one died – which would have been the mark of a true system failure. There are two primary economic threats that could have arisen out of the E.coli situation. The first is the immediate hit to cattle prices received by farmers. Within days of the facility closure, a backlog of animals ready for slaughter started to put downward pressure on prices at cattle auctions around the province. The facility accounts for about a third of Canada’s total slaughter house capacity, and if it cannot receive livestock, things back up quickly. The cattle rancher cannot ask his animals to stop eating, no matter how he might ask. Cattle are funny that way. Secondly, and perhaps more seriously, there is an enormous reputational

threat to the Canadian beef industry if consumers lose confidence in the product. Thousands of ranchers and hundreds of other workers in the beef packing and distribution industry are at risk – and for a problem not of their making. For each additional day the E.coli situation remains in the media, and for each time someone calls it a crisis or a tainted meat scandal fewer shoppers will feel like picking up that roast or steak for the barbecue. And once a reputation is seriously impaired, it is a long uphill battle in winning back the trust and respect of consumers. Fortunately, it appears that neither of these two threats to Alberta’s and Canada’s beef industry will amount to much. Cattle prices are unlikely

to sustain too much of a needless hit, and shoppers are likely to lose any fear of beef they may have suffered when the problem arose. All of that is positive – not only for cattle ranchers but for the provincial economy. While the energy sector tends to capture most of the attention, the importance of agriculture to Alberta should not be forgotten. The E.coli situation was a serious problem. But it never was a crisis, and once all of the remaining hurdles have been cleared in the coming weeks, it will be time for everyone to move on and throw another juicy T-bone steak on the barbecue. Todd Hirsch is senior economist with ATB Financial. His column is distributed through

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Letters to the editor

CitySpeak DIANNE This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Dianne Wyntjes questions regarding the City’s policing and the issue of crime and safety.


What is your vision for policing in our community? “When we think of police we may envision the officer in their car (giving us a ticket), but it’s much more than that. With enforcement, there’s investigation, intelligence, gathering and compiling crime trends and recognition of social issues impacting crime, there’s protection, prevention and education. Policing is not only about response and reaction but must align with being proactive with prevention of crime,” said Wyntjes. “Council is currently reviewing how we best staff our police force as well as the levels of service. With our budget deliberations in January, I’m sure police staffing will be one of the needs we’ll debate. We can always look at shifting police resources. However, if we continue to do that, there will be impacts such as capacity to attend to calls as well as increased cases per RCMP member.” She said she believes it’s important to look at the attributes that contribute to a safe community such as low family and child poverty rates, housing, diverse and affordable opportunities that can include recreation and culture activities, after school programs, the supports within City schools, and community agency supports for challenges such as mental health or addictions. “While enforcement is clearly front and centre, I think focus should also be on root causes and the initiatives to stop the cycle of crime,” said Wyntjes. “Measures such as the Crime Analyst position from last year’s budget are an example of resourcing our police with tools to better do their job. The Community Response Unit has a presence in our downtown. The Police in Crisis Team impacts mental health issues. The Domestic Violence Unit has a significant role and approach to have non-violent relationships and healthy Red Deer homes. And there’s ALERT – the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team, which council voted in August this year, to partner with a regional combined forces unit to fight organized crime in Central Alberta. All are part of Red Deer’s police service delivery.”

There’s an annual magazine report on National Crime rankings. It will soon be released. What are your thoughts on the safety of our City? “MacLeans Magazine releases an annual report which is a snapshot of crime statistics for some Canadian cities. I think it’s important to recognize the methodology used in calculating the results. For instance, a city can be below the national average in some categories and higher with others. One recognizes statistics but it’s also important to say that crime statistics don’t necessarily mean a dangerous community,” said Wyntjes. “Violent crime such as homicides (which may be from domestic violence) impact our ranking and these are the most labour intensive for our RCMP. There are always other factors that separate us from other communities such as our location in the Edmonton-Calgary corridor, the demographics of our City and our Alberta economy.” She added there are also other surveys to take into account. “For instance, Canada’s Best Places to Live ranked Red Deer as number nine in 2012. There’s even a survey of Worst Places to Live; we didn’t make that ranking. Crime is but one social indicator of a City’s health,” said Wyntjes. “Overall, it’s good to acknowledge surveys with an appropriate analysis and critique. One cannot discredit crime – it happens in our City. I think the words danger and crime are two different things. When I have conversations with citizens to describe our City, very rarely do I hear words like ‘dangerous’ or ‘feeling unsafe’.” She added she also thinks it’s significant not to wear the label of a ‘dangerous city’. “I’d rather defend our City and promote Red Deer’s attributes that welcome people and business. I believe it’s important to speak of safety with reassurances of what can be done. All of us want to live in a safe city and community,” said Wyntjes.

Anything else you’d like to add? “For me, there’s no single statement or action about crime that’s profound on its own. It’s not just our RCMP and law enforcement’s responsibility, but it takes a community to take on crime – all of us. We should ask ourselves the question ‘what can I do to make my city safer?’” said Wyntjes. “We can empower ourselves within our community and should be conscientious of safety. We can be part of community collaboration and safety activism with groups such as Citizens on Patrol, Crime Stoppers, or Neighbourhood Watch. We should be the eyes on the street and report crime. “When I think about policing and safety, I often remind myself not to let crime statistics define our City. I’d rather promote Red Deer and focus our work and energy to advance safety and the quality of life in Red Deer.”

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Reader unhappy with haunted house picture If I wanted to see dead animal carcasses hanging up, I would visit a slaughterhouse and meat packing plant. If I wanted to see gruesome scenes from a horror flick, I would go to a horror movie. If I wanted to go to the 22nd annual Zed 99 Haunted House to be grossed out, I would do so. However, I do not choose to be grossed out in any of these ways.

I do not expect to pick up a newspaper and see a human, bloodied carcass hanging from a pole, in the name of entertainment. I found the picture on page 13 of the Oct. 17th Red Deer Express disturbing, offensive, tasteless, and inappropriate in a public newspaper.

Rita Wold Red Deer

Fluoride – help City council make an informed decision I would like to congratulate the Mayor of Red Deer, Morris Flewwelling and City council for putting together an excellent presentation with Dr. John S Beck and Dr. Horne, including a Q & A session afterwards, regarding the pros and cons of fluoridation in our municipal water system. As a result of my research, I concur with Dr. Beck’s research on the harmfulness of fluoride in our municipal water. I do not agree with Dr. Horne’s statement, “That there are no negative health effects.” There is a monumental amount of evidence from around the world showing the harmfulness of fluoride. First we need to understand the origin of fluoride in order to understand the present. The practice of adding fluoride to municipal tap water across the U.S. began in 1945. The origins of fluoridation had nothing to do with protecting your dental health. My research found that the element used to make the bomb had the ingredient fluoride, as well as uranium. Read the declassified documents of the Manhattan Project, about the fluoride waste products from the aluminum industry, and the hazardous waste from hydrogen fluoride found in the phosphate fertilizer industry, which turns into hydrofluorosilicic acid, which is the primary source of aluminum fluoridation. These byproducts typically contain arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury (Dr. Mercola Video Library). Why is water fluoridation, which began in 1945 and still continues today, allowed too despite the fact that the FDA has never approved it? (Environmental Science, U.S., History of Medicine Fact #8). The year before water fluoridation began in the U.S., the dental profession recognized that fluoride was detrimental to your health. In 1944, the Journal of American Dental Association reposted that using 1.6 and 4 ppm (parts per million) fluoride in water would cause 50% of adults to need false teeth. The world’s largest study looked at 400,000 students, revealing that tooth decay increased in over 25% with just 1 ppm fluoride in drinking water (healthy-cummunications. com). Up until 2011 there have only been two studies dealing with the continued use of hydrofluorisilicic acid. These studies showed an increase in lead accumulation of bone, teeth, and other calcium-rich tissues. These heavy metals enter into areas of your body such as your brain (Dr. Mercola Video Library). It shows that fluoride is a neurotoxic chemical which interrupts

the basic functions of nerve cells in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), infertility, birth defects, diabetes, cancer and lowered IQ. Aluminum tricks the bloodbrain barrier and allows chemical access to brain tissue. If fluoride is found in military nerve gas, is considered hazardous waste, and is a common ingredient of roach and rat poison, no wonder it causes soft tissue damage and bone erosion as it leaches calcium and magnesium from the body. It also will not evaporate from water, boiling or freezing won’t help remove it either (June 25th, 2012, S.D.Wells, Environment/Science, So far 33 Canadian cities and towns have voted to have the fluoride removed from their municipal water, (three in 2012, Outlier, Ont., Okotoks, Amhirstburg, Ont. Calgary removed their fluoride on Feb. 8th, 2011) let’s make Red Deer number 34. There are numerous countries throughout the world as well, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Finland, India, and Great Britain to name a few who have all rejected the use after reviewing the negative evidence. Surely they can’t all be wrong. There are enough dental products out there as a major source of fluoride exposure, particularly to children if you so desire. So, why do we need mandatory fluorinated municipal water? I have absolutely no control on how much I am getting in my daily life. It is in my water, coffee, tea. How much am I getting drinking my eight glasses of water a day as well as everything else? It is on my plants, vegetables, grass, crops, etc. Research has shown it does not dissolve or vaporize. It goes down my drains, and ends up in the Red Deer River and streams. It affects the fish which we eat, the birds, the animals that ingest it, etc. which in turn we eat. It goes all the way down the food chain. Meanwhile we have all of these illnesses that affect us to which I can testify to a number of them on the list. The fluoride in our municipal water is not a natural product, but is a ‘drug’ that is put in our water supply through mandatory means. We are told never throw away your drugs as it is harmful to the environment, take them to your pharmacy, etc. Attention Red Deerians and Central Alberta towns, it is time to wake up and take a stand.

Poldi Olafson Red Deer

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RDC receives donation for program development Red Deer College business students are on the receiving end of a donation from Servus Credit Union who will donate a cumulative amount of $220,000 to the College. In 2009, a $50,000 donation was made by Servus that created the Servus Credit Union Leadership Scholarship, benefitting two students each year with a $1,500 award. In 2011, another $170,000 was pledged by Servus that supports the Donald School of Business, including program development and a brand new Distinguished Speaker Series to launch in 2013. “Servus’ major contribution will

not only help to facilitate program development at the DSB, but it will also enable students to engage with notable business leaders as speakers from both local, and perhaps national and worldwide, business communities. We are thrilled to have these opportunities made possible,” said Joel Ward, president and CEO, RDC. This donation will allow the Donald School of Business to further its vision and aspiration to be the prominent business school in the province known for a practical approach to teaching and learning. “Servus is pleased to donate

$220,000 over four years to Red Deer College as part of our partnership with the Donald School of Business,” said Garth Warner, president and CEO of Servus Credit Union. “This is the largest donation to a post-secondary school in our 74 year history, and we are delighted to assist with training and educational opportunities here in central Alberta.” With a portion of the Servus donation directed towards program development, the DSB has been ignited with new ideas that all started with the upcoming annual

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A man has been arrested in connection with numerous robberies that took place over the past month in Red Deer. On Oct. 17th, Steven Pinch, 31, was arrested by the Red Deer RCMP Serious Crime Unit. He was arrested without incident after leaving a residence in the City. Pinch has been charged with the following armed robbery offences – on Oct. 2nd an attempted night deposit robbery at the TD Canada Trust Village Mall; on Oct. 3rd, the robbery of the south Petro Canada Gas Station; on Oct. 5th, an attempted robbery of the Lower Fairview Fas Gas; on Oct 11th the robbery at the South Gaetz Macs Store; on Oct. 16th the robbery at the Lacombe Mohawk gas station; on Oct. 17th the robbery at the Express 24 Gas station on Howarth St. and Oct. 17th the robbery at the North Hill Store. He has also been charged with two counts of possessing a weapon, three counts of breach of probation and two counts of possessing stolen property. Pinch has been remanded in custody. - Fawcett

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City council’s new plan to develop Waskasoo Park BY ALF CRYDERMAN Red Deer Express Red Deer’s citywide park has a new interpretive master plan. Waskasoo Park, which stretches along the Red Deer River from Fort Normandeau to the River Bend Golf Course, could see up to $3 million spent upgrading and developing the popular facility in coming years. The almost 200-page report, prepared by AldrichPears Associates of Vancouver, was unanimously accepted by City council last week as a planning tool for the future of the park. However, the exact amount of money to be spent has still to be determined by council, but most improvements should happen over the next few years. The plan includes expansion of facilities and displays at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, a larger First Nations presence at Fort Normandeau, better signage, and perhaps a new web site. The previous plan for the park is over 30 years old. “It’s a win, win, win situation for everyone involved in it,” said Jim Robertson, executive director, who’s been involved with the park since 1985. He’s looking forward to possible additions like a children’s adventure park. Since

the last plan, “We’ve seen huge changes in the City, and the world, and how things are done. It’s fun watching how things have evolved. We’ve become an education centre for everyone. It (the new master plan) is not going to happen instantly, it’ll be phased in. It’s an evolution of what we have, but it’s bringing us up-to-date, with new media and such. It’s not the final word, more will be added as we go along and continue to evolve. I’m really looking forward to it because of all the great things coming into play.” City councillors were impressed with the report. “I was excited. Whenever people talk about Red Deer, they talk about our green parks and spaces. And to see a plan altogether like this is more exciting. There’s everything from kids to interpretations to technology. If Red Deer’s a great place to live now, which it is, it’s going to be even better when that plan is in effect,” said Councillor Dianne Wyntjes. Councillor Lynne Mulder was equally pleased with the plan. “I just marvel at it (Waskasoo Park) all the time.” She was especially impressed with the input and comments from local citizens and how well the plan reads. “I think it’s a really well done plan. It was an excellent read,

Tomorrow Project looking for participants The Tomorrow Project returns to Red Deer, giving local residents an opportunity to join the long-term research study into the causes of cancer. It is the study’s fourth visit to Red Deer in two years. The Tomorrow Project is a research initiative of Alberta Health Services, Cancer Care. By 2013, researchers want to enrol 50,000 Albertans, ages 35 to 69, who

have never had cancer. So far, more than 29,000 participants have enrolled; 950 from Red Deer. People interested in joining the study are invited to a temporary study centre at the Pioneer’s Lodge from Oct. 24 to 26. For information and to join the study, visit or call toll-free 1-877-9199292. Participants will be asked ques-

tions about their health and lifestyle, have some physical measurements taken, and give small amounts of urine and blood, or saliva. Appointments are necessary and need to be booked in advance. There is also a mail-in option for individuals who are interested in joining the Tomorrow Project but live too far away from a study centre. - Fawcett

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RDC support staff create endowment The former Red Deer College Support Staff Association has created a $230,000 endowment fund for deserving RDC students. In 2011, the RDC Support Staff Association joined the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). This left the former Association with a large sum of money collected over the years. After consulting with its membership it was decided that the money would best be used to impact RDC students today, and for years to come. “We want others in our community to support their college,” says Shawn Deveau, chair of the local chapter of AUPE. “We believe legacy starts here. We’re the frontline support working with students on a daily basis and we’d be missing the point if we didn’t step up to the plate and lead in giving.” The RDC Support Staff Legacy Endowment will provide six annual scholarships equaling $1,000 each, to be award-

‘WE ARE CONTINUALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT WE RECEIVE FROM INDIVIDUAL STAFF AND FACULTY WHO WORK AT THE COLLEGE THAT HELPS BRING EXCELLENCE TO THE CLASSROOM.’ MICHAEL DONLEVY ed starting in 2013. “This new endowment is yet another example of the staff’s dedication to students here at RDC. The extra funds provided by scholarships greatly benefits a student’s experience by lessening the monetary pressures that we face when pursuing post-secondary education,” says Eric Peppink, Students’ Association president. Eligibility for the award is: any student entering or continuing full-time studies in any RDC Program, including

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Apprenticeship, who is a member of AUPE; an immediate family member of an AUPE member; a student sponsored by an AUPE member. Students must show financial need and have a minimum GPA of 2.7 to qualify. Students can apply for this scholarship online and find out further eligibility requirements. “The decision by the support staff to invest generously in the success of our students, with a permanent endowment, reflects community leadership and their own commitment to RDC,” says Michael Donlevy, vice president, community relations. “We are continually grateful for the support we receive from individual staff and faculty who work at the College that helps bring excellence to the classroom. For all of us who work at RDC, it always comes back to our students they are our core.” - Weber

Smoking bylaw expanded BY ALF CRYDERMAN Red Deer Express Smokers beware of Red Deer’s enhanced Smoke Free Bylaw. That’s because Red Deerians can now be fined for whatever they are smoking; cannabis, hashish, crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, PCP/ phencyclidine or herbal products as well as tobacco. City council voted unanimously to support a motion from Councillor Tara Veer to include the smoking of illegal drugs and other herbal products in the City’s Smoke Free Bylaw, which previously only prohibited the smoking of tobacco in designated pub-

lic places. “I’m absolutely thrilled that council supported this,” said Veer. “What the motion accomplishes is addressing an inequity. “Ultimately the message that it sends is that those individuals who feel free to smoke illegal drugs in public, particularly in the presence of impressionable children and youth, will be less free to do so in the future.” She added that this move will enhance existing legislation and be a useful tool for RCMP, peace officers, and bylaw officers to enforce laws against local public drug smoking.

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CITY BRIEFS STUDENTS TO BRING TASTE BUDS ON CULINARY ADVENTURE Members of the community are invited to embark on a culinary adventure through Canada by enjoying regional cuisine and beverages inspired by our diverse national tastes. The food will be served at Red Deer College Hospitality and Tourism Management’s second annual Trans Canada Trail Culinary Expedition. The event runs Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at Cornerstone Dining (room 1500) at RDC. The menu features items from coast to coast to coast. Guests will enjoy roasted Alberta beef tenderloin with bannock blueberry compote, smoked Winnipeg gold eye and Fanny Bay oyster fritters, mini Montreal smoked meat panini with Canadian grain mustard and poutine with Brome Lake duck confit, among others. The sweet tooth will be satisfied with urban lavender s’mores, maple cheesecake and Saskatoon pie with whisky ice cream. A selection of Canadian cheese along with a range of Canadian wines, beer and spirits will also be served. Proceeds from the event will be used to enhance learning opportunities for students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and will also support the Trans Canada Trail. An all-inclusive event, the $65 ticket price includes gratuities. Because last year’s event sold out, organizers invite community to get their tickets early. For more information and to order tickets, contact Nicole Walliser a 403-357-3665 or by email at

PERMIT VALUES INCREASE Permit values continued to hold strong for the month of September, with residential permits leading the increase over 2011. There were 129 residential building permits issued this month in comparison to 93 issued in September 2011. Public permit values are down from last year, however the number of permits issued year to date has almost doubled. Topping the list for public permits this month are renovations to add additional seating to the Centrium, issued to Timcon Construction at a value of $700,000.

by Mark Weber A new Gary Moe Hyundai Dealership led the way in commercial permits, with a value of $3,500,000. The Clearview Market Way commercial area also increased the values with a permit issued for tenant improvements to a new Shoppers Drug Mart, to be done by Fillmore Construction. Monthly permit statistics are posted on the City’s web site at

HOST YOUR EVENT AT A CITY RECREATION FACILITY The City of Red Deer is accepting applications for the rental of the following facilities from April to September 2013: dry space at the Collicutt Centre Field House, Soccer Pavilion and G.H. Dawe Gymnasium, dry space at the Collicutt Centre Arena, G.H. Dawe Arena, Kinex Arena, Kinsmen Community Arenas and Red Deer Arena. There are also meeting rooms and special events at the Collicutt Centre, G. H. Dawe Centre, Recreation Centre, Kinex Arena, Kinsmen Community Arenas and Red Deer Arena pools at the Recreation Centre and Michener Aquatic Centre; ice at the Collicutt Centre Arena, G.H. Dawe Arena, Kinex Arena, Kinsmen Community Arenas and Red Deer Arena; 400m track and the Class A size Field at the Legion Track. Applications are available at www.reddeer. ca/rpc. Forms can also be picked up from the customer service desk at the Collicutt, Recreation and G.H. Dawe Community Centres. The deadline to apply is Oct. 26. Address all applications and inquiries to Facility Pass & Booking Specialist PO Box 5008 Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4 403-358-7522.

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QUITCORE PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL RESIDENTS QUIT SMOKING Residents wishing to kick their smoking habits can access the tools and support needed to build a tobacco-free lifestyle when QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program, comes to Red Deer. Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit that will work for them, while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress

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fyi EVENTS Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present Beyond the Looking Glass: Photographs by Rocky Mountain House artist Roberta Murray in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library to Nov. 25. Our First Friday Red Deer opening is Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 with the artist in attendance. The Alberta 55 plus Games are coming! The 2013 Alberta 55 plus Winter Games will be held in Calgary Feb. 13 -16, 2013. Consequently the zone qualifying playoff schedule will be in full swing as of Nov. 1. Entering any one of these events could qualify you to attend the Canada 55 plus Games in Strathcona County in 2014. Events being offered for the Winter Games playoffs are: alpine skiing, badminton, five-pin bowling, duplicate bridge, carpet bowling, cross country skiing, darts, euchre, hockey, ice curling, poolsnooker, scrabble and table shuffleboard. Check the web site at or call Rosella at 780-608-1391. The Red Deer Public Library presents First Thursdays in the Snell featuring pianists Anita Bhadresa and Cheryl Cooney and mezzo-soprano Sharon Braun in Where Poppies Grow - music from WWI and WWII, a TogetherArt production. The event will take place Nov. 1 from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. No admission charge (free will donation at the door). The Fall Red Deer Dog Show is happening at the Westerner on Nov. 2 - 4. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. This is a Canadian Kennel Club sanctioned show with conformation, obedience, and rally-o trials happening all three days. There will be a Hot Diggity Dogs Agility exhibition Saturday at noon, plus all sorts of displays, pet supply vendors and breeders on hand with information regarding all aspects of dog ownership or purchasing a puppy. If you love dogs you will want to attend,

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and watch all al different aspects of the dog sh show world. Please bring a donation for the food bank, either human or dog food. ‘Fractured Reality – The Convergence of Watershed Management and Land Use Planning’ is the theme of the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance’s Fall Forum and general meeting. The event is open to both the Alliance’s membership as well as to the general public at a cost of $15/person and takes place Oct. 25 at Olds College. The event gets underway with a moderated panel discussion on the practice of hydraulic fracturing in the watershed. Also on the agenda will be a presentation regarding the pipeline spill

annual Fall Fundraising Banquet, ‘Restoring Hope’ at the Black Knight Inn on Nov. 8th at 6:30 p.m. There will be no cost for the event. The evening will be filled with good food and great company, fabulous silent auction items and an opportunity to financially support the CAPCC. To reserve your seat or table of eight call Michelle at the Centre (403-343-1611) or see us online at Forth Junction Heritage Society Annual General Meeting will be held Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hub on Ross downtown Red Deer. Presentations will be made by Paul Pettypiece on the progress of the Forth Junction Project and “The 100th Year

and invited guests only; new members are welcome. Other dances run Nov. 24 with music by Hotspur, Dec. 15 with Lost Highway and Dec. 29 with Randy Hillman. For information, call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob at 403-304-7440. The first annual Blackfalds & District Victim Support Gala ‘Helping Hands Harvest Gala’ runs Oct. 27 at the Holiday Inn South (Gasoline Alley). Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. There will be a live auction, entertainment and a dance as well. Tickets are available by calling 403392-2412 or the Blackfalds & District Victim Support Society at 403-885-3355.

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Visit us at that occurred on the Red Deer River in June. More information on this upcoming event is available on the Alliance’s web site ( Register by emailing or calling 403-340-7379. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.). Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre is hosting their


of the Mintlaw Trestle and its Impact on the Development of West Central Alberta”. The Forth Junction Heritage Society celebrates the past, present and future of trails, trains and transit in Central Alberta. Public welcome. Memberships available. The Dickson Store Museum and the Danish Canadian National Museum will hold their annual Julestue (Scandinavian Bazaar) at the Spruce View Hall Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Danish Restaurant: Lunch services will begin at 11 a.m. Scandinavian crafts, antiques and collectibles. Admission is $2 and includes coffee, juice and the chance for a door prize.For more information or to book a vendor table call Joanne at 403-227-4917. Central Alberta Singles dances run Oct. 27 at the Penhold Hall with music by Sierra. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the music starting at 8:30 p.m. Members

Victoria Park Retirement is hosting their first Halloween Safe House. The doors will be open from 4:30-8:30 p.m. for parents to bring their children in for some Halloween treats. The address is 9 Avery St. For more information call 403-309-1957. Wonderflow School House is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their heritage home with a mini fall fair. It’s located at 5201 – 47 Ave. and the event runs Nov. 1 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Soroptimist International of Central Alberta presents the “Pyjamas and Pearls Fundraising Dinner” on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the I-Hotel 67th (formerly Holiday Inn 67th) – Red Deer. Come dressed in your favourite ‘pyjamas and pearls’ and dance in your Blue Suede shoes with C.J. Berube, Elvis Presley Tribute artist. Tickets are $75 per person/table of 8 - $555. Cocktails begin at

6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Enjoy raffles, pyjama contests and a silent auction. Proceeds support our projects that help women and girls in our local community and throughout the world. For tickets contact Sherri Smith (403-3403924 or 403-343-6099). Dickson Store Museum presents The Poplar Grove Ladies Club. A funny show with a lot of meaning. Dinner Theatre: Nov. 9. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Roast beef supper buffet begins at 6 p.m. Play to follow. Tickets are $40 each or a table of 10 for $350. Dessert theatre: Nov. 10. Doors open 12:30 play at 1 p.m. Great selection of homemade desserts. Tickets $25 each or a table of 10 for $200. For more information or tickets call 403-728-3355. Mosaic Market ‘A Christmas Fair with a Multicultural Flair’ on Nov. 3 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Hub in downtown Red Deer (4936 Ross St.) Eighteen non-profit groups offering a Mosaic of Fair Trade items for sale. Arts and crafts, jewellery, photographs, artwork, homemade baking. Join us for culture, conversation and refreshments. Enjoy Christmas Shopping and Support Artisans from around the Globe. All proceeds support local and global social justice and humanitarian causes. Admission by Donation. CoHosted by The Hub on Ross, Tools for School Africa and GrammaLink-Africa. For further information contact Shirley at 403-347-5958, Lyn 403-3144911 or Sherry 403-600-3501. The Red Deer Wildrose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is preparing music for the busy upcoming Christmas season. They invite all interested men to join them on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.). The group has numerous sing-outs planned for the Christmas season and welcome men of all ages to sing with them. No experience is necessary. For more information contact David at 403-342-1318 or Marvin at 403-343-0223. Visit the web site at The Central Alberta Women’s

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Week of October 24 - October 31, 2012 Emergency Shelter invites you to become involved for our first annual ‘Breakfast with the Guys’ to raise awareness on domestic abuse. This exciting community building event will be held Nov. 28 at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club from 7 to 9 a.m. Our goal is to engage men and women to be aware and take charge in protecting women and children in our community. To kick off this year’s Breakfast with the Guys we have a world renowned guest speaker, Jackson Katz, known as an educator, author, social critic, and nationally acclaimed lecturer. We will also be hosting a panel board with leaders from the community discussing domestic abuse and allowing the audience to participate. For more information, call 403-318-2321. Do you have an interest in singing for seniors? The Tony Connelly Singers celebrate their goal by preparing 10 programs each year filled with oldies, newer music, sing-a-long and instrumental highlights with a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. We practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday morning, September to June at the Downtown House Seniors Centre and average four to five sing outs monthly. We welcome anyone to take part. 403-346-7316.

SEMINARS Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs is hosting several classes on everything from teen make-up and belly dancing to an employment workshop and self-help Jin Shin. Register online at communityprograms.rdpsd. or call 403-342-1059. Taoist Tai Chi Society has beginner classes running Monday/Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday/ Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The first week is free; costs are $45 or $25 for seniors and students for four months of classes at Bay 16, Building C, 5580 45 St., Cronquist Business Park. Classes are also available in Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House and Innisfail. For information call 403-346-6772 or email Life after loss: a children’s psychoeducational grief group for children ages six to 12. This eight-week seminar runs 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Parkland Youth Homes Society. The program is facilitated by qualified therapists who will create a safe environment in which to explore the children’s grief-related topics each week through creative activities, art and play techniques, and open discussion. This group interaction helps decrease feelings of isolation and anxiety as a result of their loss. During the fourth week of the program, the group therapists will meet with the parent(s) privately

course addresses a broad variety of topics including effective communication, understanding diagnosis, navigating the system, relapse prevention, mental illness and the family, recovery principles, stigma, and crisis plans. The course is free of charge. To register, call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff. Art of Friendship is an eightweek course designed to help people who feel lonely or isolated learn and practice the skills that help people make and keep friends. The October course meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons, 1


Sgt. Gary Rhodes. BARCWS WS law enforcements Liaisons s in attendance. Membership should reside within area patrolled by Sylvan Lake RCMP. For more information, call Yvette @ 403-746-3429. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Youth from Grade 4 up are welcome

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to share their child’s progress and receive feedback about any concerns or needs their child may have. During the final session, parent(s) will be invited into the group for a formal sharing and closure celebration. Parents and children can get more information about the program or register by calling 403-340-8995. Registration is now open for ‘Living Well With a Mental Illness” an eight-week course for people interested in learning more about mental illness and how people experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric illness are increasingly living satisfying and productive lives. The course will take place on Thursday mornings through Nov. 22 at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library. The focus of every session will be on developing knowledge, strategies, and skills that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience. The

to 3 p.m. from through Nov. 28. The October course takes place at the Canadian Mental Health Association office at 5017 50th Ave. Art of Friendship is helpful to people who have lost friends because difficult experiences or disability have affected their confidence level and self-esteem. Empty nesters, older people entering retirement, and people new to Red Deer also report that this course has improved their social lives. Call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266. The fee for the course is $25 and scholarships may be available for people with limited incomes.

MEETINGS Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society AGM Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Benalto Leisure Centre, Ag. grounds. Election/year-end business. Guest speaker (Meet & Greet): Sylvan Lake RCMP Detachment Commander S/

to attend. Please check our web site at blackfaldsunitedchurch. com or phone 403-8854780 for more information. Red Deer Celiac Support Group our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5111-22 St. in the Coffee Lounge at 7 p.m. Information on Celiac disease, symptoms, diagnosing, gluten free diet, gluten free products, recipes, coffee and samples. Meeting schedule for 2012 – Nov. 20. For more information, call Fay at 430-347-3248, Clarice 403-3414351 or email Red DeerCeliacs@ for information. Air Force Association of Canada. The aims and objectives of the Association are to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and to advocate a proficient and wellequipped Air Force in Canada. 703 Wing in Red Deer provides a forum for serving and former

participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people. 703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th Ave. in Red Deer for a luncheon and business meeting. Contact President Al Low at 403-3413253 or Central Alberta Pioneers: Meet old and new friends at the Pioneer Lodge on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Entertainment and lunch. Call 403-309-4243 for more information. ‘Friends Over 45’ is an organization for women who are new to the Red Deer area or who have experienced a lifestyle change, and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For information phone Gloria at 403-754-1655 or Shirley at 403-346-7160. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursdays at l p.m. at the Golden Circle. Individuals are welcome to drop in and participate in mini art classes. Drop in fee $1 applies. Phone Marianne at 403986-2600 for information. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings the fourth Monday of each month. 403-357-3671. The Red Deer Arthritis Society holds regular monthly meetings in the Community Room at Bethany Collegeside. 340-0781. Alberta Women’s Institute has monthly meetings; Hillsdown (second Monday, 403-347-0100); Leslieville (second Wednesday, 403-7292420) and Ridgewood (first Tuesday, 403-886-4129).


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Home Improvement

Fall is a good time for spa maintenance Fall is here and it’s time get your spa ready for the cold winter months ahead. Taking good care of your spa now will make caring for it in the winter much easier for you. Your spa needs to be drained every three to six months depending on how often it is used and how many people are going in it. Fall is a perfect time to drain your spa since you probably won’t want to drain it in the middle of winter. Before draining, use a pipe cleaner in the water. This will help to remove the mineral build up that accumulates in the plumbing of the hot tub. Make


KREIGER sure to remove the filters before using this type of product. It is also a good idea to purchase new filters when you drain and refill your spa. When the water is out of it, clean the surface of the spa with a spa cleaner. Make sure that you don’t use abrasive cleaner or strong chemicals; these could

remove the sheen from the surface of your spa or scratch the surface which can cause fading. Before refilling the spa, be sure to remove any residue from the surface cleaner to prevent foaming and water chemical imbalance. Fall is also a good time to maintain the cabinet of your spa. If you have a cabinet made out of a composite product, you can just give it a good cleaning with soapy water to remove any dirt that may have built up over the summer. After cleaning the cabinet, give it a good rinse ensuring there isn’t any soap still on the surface. If you have a spa with a cedar

cabinet, you may need to stain the surface. You’ll need to clean the cabinet and sand it before staining. It is a good idea to buy a stain made specifically for hot tubs which can be purchased at a spa store. Caring for the cover of your spa is also a good idea in the fall. If the hot tub doesn’t have a roof over it, the cover will be taking on the elements and snow and ice can take their toll on it. The cover can be cleaned with mildly soapy water or a cover cleaning product, and then rinsed well. There are also products that

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you can use on your cover that will help protect it from fading and cracking from sun exposure. This is also a good time to ensure that your cover isn’t water logged since it won’t be able to insulate your spa in the winter if it’s full of water. You can tell if your cover is water logged when it is really heavy to lift and this means that you’ll need to replace it. Winter can be hard on your spa but if you give it some TLC now, it will run more efficiently for you through the season. If this all seems like too much, you can also hire a spa company to maintain your spa for you.




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Close the gap on winter window leaks The kid’s teeth are chattering, the dog and cat are huddled together for warmth, and your feet are so cold that your spouse won’t come near you in bed. How can it possibly be this cold inside when the thermostat is set at 22 degrees? A likely answer could be that you’re losing heat from your windows and doors. Millwork specialist Jason Toth from Lowe’s Home Improvement assures that in most cases, preventing heat loss only takes a small amount of time and materials to find and fix the problem. Your efforts will be rewarded 10-fold. Here are the steps that Jason recommends: Detect the draft - air leaks can be detected by following these three simple steps: 1: Close windows tightly. If your residence has an exhaust fan, turn it on. This will lower the air pressure in the home, allowing drafts to be detected more easily. 2: Look for gaps or cracks in the seams and molding, and light shining through spaces around windows (use a flashlight if necessary). Check for cracks on the exterior side of windows as well. 3: Hold a lit candle, barbecue lighter, or piece of tissue paper near the window seam (at a safe distance), and move it along the length and width of the seam. If the flame or tissue flickers, there’s most likely an air leak. Seal the draft with latex caulking: 1: Peel away any pealing or broken caulking for a clean application of a new sealant.

2: Seal window leaks with a fresh application of latex caulk. Run a damp sponge along the seam to remove any excess caulking. Keep drafts at bay with weather stripping: 1: Clean the areas where the weatherstripping will be applied (top and bottom sash). 2: Cut a piece of weather-stripping to the length of the sash. 3. Peel off the tape and press the sticky side against the bottom of the sash (top and bottom sash). If your windows are old, or the draft persists despite following these steps, Toth suggests you might consider purchasing a Shrink and Seal Window Kit. The clear film shrinks it to fit your window, is easily installed with a hair dryer, and is barely detectable to the naked eye.

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ENTERTAINMENT Tenore includes City on current tour Inspirational and sacred selection of music featured in performance Bringing their classically trained vocal talents and inspirational, sacred musical selections to the City is Tenore: The Christian Tenors. The group, which includes Shane Wiebe, Jason Catron and Mark David Williams, performs at CrossRoads Church on Oct. 28. The matinee concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Founded by Jill Ann Siemens just last year, Tenore has received tremendous acclaim in their short time together. Nominated for a string of awards in seven categories at the 2011 GMA Covenant Awards, Tenore ultimately walked away with three plaques. Wiebe, a former top-five contestant on Canadian Idol, believes the song choices are what endear audiences to the group. “What’s interesting about our music is that the melody is always very familiar, allowing audiences to sing along,” he explains. “Tenore takes these familiar songs and infuses an adrenaline rush.” Wiebe had an early start in terms of music - he grew up singing in church choirs and youth groups. At age 17 he toured Europe with the Columbia Singers and performed with the Vancouver Cantata Singers and the West Coast Mennonite Chamber Singers. In 2004, the next phase of his musical journey began as he climbed into a top five spot on Canadian Idol. Wiebe and his wife Angela reside on the Canadian west coast with their two children where he is working toward his Bachelor of Business Administration. He and Angela have released two albums jointly and are currently at work on a third. Mark David Williams admits that the connection from the group’s growing fan base has been both truly energizing and



CLASSICAL SOUNDS - Tenore have included Red Deer on their current Canadian tour. They perform on the afternoon of Oct. 28 at CrossRoads Church. incredibly humbling. “It’s amazing to watch how much we can accomplish together, but the true joy comes when we are able to hit the stage and share these treasured and timeless songs.” Williams studied music and theater at Northwestern Univer-

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sity and graduated with a degree in Commercial Music Performance from Belmont University in Nashville. In 2004 he won the Minnesota Idol contest and in 2005 was named one of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans. He has sung and shared his

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testimony on such shows as 100 Huntley Street, Living Truth and Helpline. He has sung at the Crystal Cathedral and traveled with the southern gospel group The Sound. His diverse vocal talents are rooted in Classical and Broadway music. Finally, Catron points out that

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the songs Tenore offer are indeed a natural fit for the group. “Both in voice and heart, (they) allow us to effortlessly lead and connect with so many in singing new arrangements of these great classics.” Catron has invented a whole new genre of music himself, dubbed ‘pop-era,’ which is described as pop-influenced classical vocals with opera roots. His music is bridging genres and generations, following the release of his first two CDs Jason Catron and Hymns. Catron also travels frequently singing at churches and conferences. He has made numerous media appearances, including three times on Crystal Cathedral’s Hour of Power, The Dennis Swanberg Show on TBN, Bridges in Nashville among others. While often compared to pop/ classical superstar Josh Groban, Catron’s influences range from well-known classical artists Andrea Bocelli, Michael Crawford and Tony Bennett to Christian singers like Steve Green and Sandy Patti. For Tenore’s Alberta tour, they will be joined by singer Kevin Pauls. “Kevin brings a new life and vibrancy to our concert and brings over 20 years of experience having toured with some of the biggest names in the industry,” said Siemens. “We are so fortunate to have him join us.” Pauls has toured with the Gaither Vocal Band and has been a part of the Gaither Homecoming Series as well. Tickets are on sale at Scott’s Parable in Red Deer and at the door. The first 500 tickets are just $10 and after they are gone the tickets are $20. - Weber

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Comedian Ron James heads to City Canadian comedian Ron James has a solid local fan base who will be thrilled to hear he’s including Red Deer on his winter tour. He performs at the Memorial Centre Dec. 13 & 14. Coming off shooting the fourth successful season of his own television series, James is hitting the road again doing what he loves best - performing live. With an all-new show of cutting edge material covering everything from mind-crippling Bell Customer Service conversations, to mid-life meltdowns, politics, family, love, death and the nano-second rate of change on our rapidly spinning planet, James aims to tip the ‘apple cart of the country’s sacred cows with a rollicking marathon of non-stop laughs’. “Stand-up comedy is meant to be seen live,” said James. “It’s religion for the funny bone. Comedy fans are in a room of 1,000 people or more from all walks of life, and for a couple of hours everyone’s laughing at the same thing despite their differences. Plus, there are no commercials!” James was born in the coal-mining town of Glace Bay, Cape Breton and

raised in Halifax. After graduating from Acadia University in 1979, he settled in Toronto and studied improvisational comedy at Second City. He later appeared in everything from Home Hardware commercials to corporate training films. Tinseltown beckoned in the early 1990s, so he headed to Los Angeles at the invitation of Ron Howard’s company Imagine TV. James was to join the series My Talk Show, but it was cancelled. He headed back to Toronto where he penned and performed his first one-man show about his time in LA called Up and Down in Shakey Town. In the late 1990s, he was a regular on Made in Canada, wrote for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and was voted Comedian of the Year at the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2000. James has also enjoyed popular and coast-to-coast acclaim for his specials on CBC including The Road Between My Ears, Quest For The West, West Coast Wild and Back Home. For ticket information about his Red Deer shows, call the Black Knight Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or visit

FUNNY GUY - Comic Ron James brings his winter tour to Red Deer’s Memorial Centre Dec. 13-14.

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A group of fourth year Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts students aspiring to enter the film and television industry had a recent up close and personal encounter with celebrities at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. The students attended multiple film screenings, red carpet events and question and answer sessions with filmmakers, gleaning from the first-hand experience of industry insiders like film directors, actors, marketers and producers. The experience was eye-opening. “Seeing one film on the big screen and then being told that it was made using certain grants, that the filmmakers found to be easily accessible, was helpful,” said Amanda Trimble, a production student at RDC. “Being able to see more than just Alberta’s film industry can help me better determine where I’d like to end up in the film industry.” The students attended screenings of some of the films at TIFF that received incredible buzz, including Canadian sensation Sarah Polly’s film Stories We Tell and the highly touted Indian film English Vinglish which sees the return of

Bollywood actor Sridevi after a 15-year absence from cinema. “This trip was invaluable to my learning,” said Justin Brunelle, a performance Student in the MPA program at RDC. “I got to see and attend events with the big shots and see how film is done on a professional scale. I got to meet people I wouldn’t have ever met and see films I wouldn’t have either. “Each new thing was a huge learning experience, and there were many on this trip.” The trip to Toronto marked the first of what instructor James Wilson hopes will be many more for students in the MPA program. “I spoke with organizers of TIFF who were so impressed with our students they made it clear that they want us back, and so we’re talking about ways to expand our students’ experience at the festival,” said Wilson. “It’s a very unique, inside look at film that helps prepare students to connect with the industry in the future and is just one of the many exciting things about our Motion Picture Arts program.”

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CRYDERMAN Seven Psychopaths Alliance Rating: 14A 109 minutes This reviewer really enjoyed Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh’s first feature In Bruges in 2008. But his new film, Seven Psychopaths, while it displays some of the same black humour and surprising, in-your-face plot twists, is a disappointment. Colin Farrell plays a Hollywood writer strug-

gling to write a screenplay about “nice” psychopaths. His friend, played by Sam Rockwell and his friend, Christopher Walken, are dognappers; stealing dogs and bringing them back to their owners for the reward. Unfortunately, they steal a dog belonging to a ruthless mob boss played by Woody Harrelson. Meanwhile, there are several real psychopaths on the loose; one kills mobsters and leaves a calling card, one serial killer only kills other serial killers and so on, so there is a lot of murder, blood and gore. Some of this is meant to be funny in a black comedy way, and some of it is, but after awhile the humour fades and distaste sets in. Farrell, Rockwell and Walken flee to Joshua Tree National Park out in the desert to get away from

Harrelson, a great location for the final shootout when Harrelson and his crew show up. By this time reality and Farrell’s script are mixed up, not always to the viewer’s pleasure. Serious movie buffs will enjoy the many movie references (for example, Rockwell’s character’s name is Bickle). But while a movie with real surprises and a kind of enjoyable goofiness is always to be appreciated, in the end this one doesn’t completely work. Rating: three deer out of five.

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FALL FUN - Olive Hill, 1, plays with the last of this season’s fallen leaves at Rotary Park in Red Deer recently.

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All at once or a little at a time? I am writing about this topic because of Halloween of course, but it applies to eating well all year. Still not sure what I am talking about?


McDERMOTT Okay, the kids get dressed as their favourite characters and off they go doorto-door to say those words every kid loves to say -- “Trick or treat!!” The munchkins, pre-teens or even teens arrive home with a bucket, bag or pillowcase full of candy. I remember pouring out the pillowcase onto my bed and sorting through all the loot. It was the best and I loved every moment! Each parent and each kid now has a decision to make. Do I eat all of this at once or do I space it out so it lasts for weeks? Good question. What is the best answer? Well,

that is up to you as a responsible parent and a wise kid, but here are my thoughts. I say go for it! Eat it all within as few days as possible. There are several reasons for this and certainly this is part scientific fact and partly my opinion. Here’s the thing -- when you eat a ton of candy your body will eventually defend itself and say ‘enough’ by making you sick. So there is a self-limiting response to all of this – you will eat until you get sick of candy and you won’t want any more. That is actually a good thing – get it done and over with. You see, as much as I love candy and who wouldn’t? It releases all kinds of chemicals in our brains that are related to pleasure, which is why sugar and chocolate have endured all these years. The problem is it’s bad for you in so many more ways than we may realize. Refined sugar itself (not natural sugar from fruits and veggies), as little as a teaspoon full, slows down your immune system leaving you vulnerable to colds, flus and all manner of ill (scientific fact). Re-

fined white sugar also gets stored in adipose (fat) tissue when we consume more calories that our body needs. Add in to that all the chemicals, flavours, food colourings and fillers – and Halloween candy is awful. Plus it will rot your teeth out. So why would I say to eat any of this? I believe that candy and treats are a fun part of childhood and Halloween is a great time of joy and imagination. So it falls into the ‘once in a while’ category which is what makes it so special and at the same time. Now, the other option for all that candy is to ration it. Only allow yourself or your kids to have a little each day to make it last. I disagree with that rationale – why would you want to drag out something that is bad for you? You will either get sick or you will run out of candy and either way it’s gone and you can get back to eating healthy food immediately. Your immune system can recover, your stomach can feel better and your hormones can return to normal after the crazy chemical overload. Rationing it out can create permanent ill-

ness, or long-term issues. As adults, this comes to play in my philosophy of a weekly or monthly ‘cheat meal’. This is how I get my clients to stay on track and have seen many of them drop 100 pounds or more. Eat well 80% of the time or more and once in a while eat what you want, no guilt. It is not what you occasionally eat that determines the state of your health, rather, it is what you consistently feed your body that creates your health, or lack of it. So when I am having a cheat meal – I buy a small ice cream or dessert enough for one meal. I eat it, enjoy it and then it is gone. Tomorrow, when I open the fridge only good food exists, so that is what I eat. Same thing with Halloween candy – eat it and get it done with. Then look forward to Christmas. Scott McDermott is a personal trainer and owner of Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake. He can be reached at 403-887-7667 or check out for more information.


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Behind bars for a great cause BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jail-NBail fundraiser in Red Deer. Trish King, revenue development coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society Alberta Division, deemed this year’s event to be a success after the funds raised on Oct. 19 totaled more than $61,000. This year a mock jail cage was set up in the Parkland Mall. Citizens who were “arrestedâ€? by off-duty police ofďŹ cers and other Society volunteers were brought to the mall, had their bail set by a judge and were then escorted to their jail cell where

they started making pledge calls to friends, relatives and co-workers to earn their bail. Jail-N-Bail was online this year, making it easier than ever to participate or donate. This fundraiser was initiated in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1978 and was adopted by the Canadian Cancer Society 10 years later. Over the years Jail-N-Bail has been proven to be an excellent way to raise funds for the ďŹ ght against cancer. The donations received will fund the most promising cancer research, community support services for people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information, prevention initiatives and advocacy for healthy public policies.

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High schools give blood in challenge BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood and in most cases, blood from more than just one donor. It can take up to five blood donors to help one person undergoing cancer treatment and local high school students, teachers and friends and family are trying to do their part to help. To assist with the need for donors a program was developed four years ago to encourage Grade 11 and 12 students, who are over the age of 17, to become donors. The program is called Young Blood for Life and all three high schools in Red Deer are participating again this year. The competition runs from Sept. 15-May 31. High schools across Canada compete to have the most people donate blood in their name. The donors do not all have to be students and teachers; friends, family and members of the community are encouraged to support the schools as well. “Our goal is to increase student awareness,” said Sharon Schultz, Finish Line program coordinator at Lindsay Thurber Composite High School. “Doing something as simple as donating blood and an hour of your time can really make a difference by saving a life, prolonging a life or enhancing the quality of life—these are the things that I tell the kids. This program has been hugely successful.” Last year, Lindsay Thurber was the top local school and the second in the prov-

ince raising 192 units of blood. Notre Dame gave 168 units and Hunting Hills donated 128. All three schools were in the top four in the province. Every donation can help save up to three lives because each donation is separated into three blood components: red cells, plasma and platelets. Each component is used to treat a patient with different medical needs. Red cells are used for trauma and surgical patients and to treat anemia. Plasma is used to treat liver diseases, for cancer therapies and bleeding disorders. Platelets are used to treat various forms of cancer and bleeding disorders. The Red Deer Regional Hospital uses up to 130 units of blood products every week. This is the equivalent of blood from 130 donors each week. There are four red blood cell types including A, B, AB and O. Each can be positive or negative for the Rh factor. AB positive is the universal recipient and O negative is the universal donor of red blood cells. Many of the donors who donate blood on a regular basis are between the ages of 45 to 65. As Canada’s population continues to age over the next 10 years, many of these donors will become ineligible to give blood. This is why it is important for youth to get active in donating, officials have said. “We need the young generation to fill up the gap,” said Kaelyn Smith, community development coordinator with Canadian


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Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner, is ignored for reporting that large amounts of Vitamin C and lysine are needed to prevent coronary attacks. Twenty-five years ago Pauling reported that animals make Vitamin C and humans do not. Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in cement, makes collagen stronger. Williams Stehbens, professor of Anatomy at Wellington University in New Zealand, proved Pauling was right. Stebhens’ research showed coronary arteries closest to the heart are under the greatest pressure. This causes collagen to fracture resulting in the formation of a blood clot. Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proved that Vitamin C can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, and then started his patients on high doses of Vitamin C and lysine. One year later additional pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. This also occurs in coronary arteries. Bush, like Semmelweiss,

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THE CHASE - Rebels defenseman Kevin Pochuk skates after the puck at a recent WHL game between the Red Deer Rebels and the Kootenay Ice. The Rebels lost with a final score of 2-1. Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express

Curling facility renovations nearly complete BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express It was a dream which has been talked about for around eight years but now the new Red Deer Curling Centre is just days away from being a very concrete reality. The $8.8 million addition and renovation is about a week behind schedule but curling is expected to begin in earnest Oct. 29th. “The trades have really put their nose down and butt up and got right at it so we’re moving along really well,” said Rich Roberts, project manager. The 2012 season was cut short in order for the work to get underway in time for the next season to begin and Roberts says members have been patient but are starting to get a little antsy.


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“They keep sneaking in and taking a peek,” he said. “Their first impressions are ‘Wow’. They’re pretty awed by it all.” More sheets of ice, better viewing area, new flooring and a high-tech ice plant are just some of the features awaiting curlers around the region. Curling fans will also be able to catch the action from a different perspective while sitting in the lounge through the use of overhead cameras above the house of each sheet, said Roberts. “There will be monitors up here so you will be able to sit back and look at the monitor and see what’s happening on the ice as well.” Roberts says with 12 sheets the Red Deer Curling Centre will be the biggest in Alberta and he made the bold claim this facility



to have their social space right in here and that’s a whole week so that’s a big event.” The full service kitchen will come in handy for other events like wedding receptions and the Meals on Wheels program which also uses the facility, said Roberts. The additional sheets of ice are also having an impact on the many leagues which play out of the centre. Roberts said starting times will be much earlier in the evening making it more attractive to be a member and the proof of that is already showing up. “There’s already 30-some additional teams that have signed up and there’s 50 new juniors that have signed up to curl this winter,” he said. “So it’s a real exciting start and we can hardly wait to get hollering ‘Hurry hard’.”

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Rebels new centre settles into post BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express It’s like a snowball going downhill. It just keeps getting bigger as it reaches the bottom and one has to wonder where the bottom is for the snowball known as the Red Deer Rebels. Owner and GM Brent Sutter continues to shuffle the deck in order to get the right pieces in place. In no particular order he recently sent Colten Mayor and Stephen Hak to Regina for a fourth and sixth round 2015 Bantam draft pick. He also managed to acquire 18-year-old defenseman Brady Gaudet from Kamloops in exchange for a third round pick in the 2013 Bantam draft.

I’m sure the phone in his hand was still warm when he pulled the trigger on another deal which had 18-year-old Chad Robinson packing his hockey bag and heading to Brandon for a seventh round Bantam pick in 2014. It’s all part of the business side of junior hockey and these young men are getting a first-hand look at it. Earlier this month the Rebels GM dealt captain Adam Kambeitz to Saskatoon and in exchange got back Christian Stockl . He knew the Blades were looking to make some moves so it wasn’t a big surprise he got the call he was being sent to Red Deer. What might have caught him off guard though was being part of the equation which included a team captain.

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wing,” said Sutter. Stockl said he sees his role as a simple one right now - work hard, do your job and one day be a leader on this team. Apart from learning a new system he also has to fit into a new school. “Coming from Manitoba and then going to Saskatchewan and now to an Alberta school it’s definitely hard,” said Stockl. He said it does help that he already knows a couple of players on the Rebels roster but the way things are going he might have some new line mates before the month is out.

Lately though the source of the head scratching is the NHL lockout and it seems to be a never ending source of puzzlement, amusement, laughter and there is generally a rise in blood pressure when one looks at the financials of them versus us. Both sides are currently tired of taking direct shots at each other and instead are focused on the fans of this game. Each side is trying to make sure the public knows who is wearing the white hat so when the puck gets dropped at some point, we the fans will forgive and forget them while holding a frozen grudge against the other. The man who said he would not negotiate in the media did exactly that

when publishing the league offer, the highlight being the 50/50 split of hockey related revenue (a phrase I personally am getting tired of hearing). The NHLPA responded with no measurable response if that makes sense but then this whole scenario has not made sense from the start in my opinion. Last week one player was quoted as saying they are not interested in winning the public relations war, they are determined to dig their heels into the ground in order to get paid what is deserving to them and they’re not about to break ranks. So in looking at this closer, this battle is not about the money although it seems as such. It’s about giant-sized egos which are being fed by even bigger ones in the form of Donald Fehr and the 30 owners who hide behind Gary Bettman.

Ask the baseball owners if any of them sent a Christmas card to Fehr since they had their little tiff. This man negotiates with one thought in mind and that is coming out on top at all costs. As for the NHL team owners, one only has to look north to see what the Oilers boss thinks of people beneath him. Trying to move these massive egos back to a common sense level is like trying to stick handle with a 200 lb puck. It can be done but it will take loads of time in order to move it to the right spot. I fear this dispute will not be settled in time for a season to begin and no matter which side claims victory they will expect the fans to welcome them back with open arms because as Canadians we can’t hate hockey. That’s what egos do.

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47 X 60 SHOP, VIKING, on 170 X 75 foot lot. Fenced compound in rear. Three 12-foot doors, three phase power. $2,000 per month. Price negotiable. Can rent single bay. Will consider partnership in auto wrecking or vehicle repair business. Optional 50 X 30 storage shed. Lloyd 780-220-5458. EARN FREE TREASURE CHEST LUCKY LOTTERY VENDING MACHINES. Collect big bags of cash each month. Small investment required. Get full details now at website: FOR LEASE in Sedgewick, Alberta. 3000 sq. ft. shop, which includes a 600 sq. ft. office space w/mezzanine which has a forced air furnace. Shop - 2 - 14 ft. overhead doors, overhead heat, 3 phase power and bathroom. Complete with Å‚ acre fenced in yard. For more information contact Mark Bonnett at 780-384-2338 or email: OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS Learn to operate a Mini-office outlet from home. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income potential.

deadline: Monday @ 2 p.m.

* No cancellations, refunds or exchanges. Please read your ad the first day it appears. We will accept responsibility for 1 insertion only.

Misc. Help


BLAIRMORE SOBEYS. Full-time Produce Manager. Full-time Bakery Manager. Full-time Meat Cutter. Wages negotiable. Benefits available. Fax resume to Ken 403-562-8985. EARN EXTRA CASH! Part-time, full-time immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed; www. NEED A CHANGE? Looking for work? www. in the Provost region, workers of all kinds are needed now! Visit our website today for more information. WANTED: Farm labourer with Class 1. $20/hour. Fax resume to: 403-556-6601 or call 403-586-4087

Employment Training


COMPUTING CAREER = Great career. Study computer technology programs at GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Novice to expert. Circuit design and robotics lab, data communications and networking lab. Diploma/University transfer. 1-888-539-4774; GET YOUR FOOT in the garage door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeships. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535;; WELL-PAID/ LOW-STRESS CAREER IN MASSAGE THERAPY. Get the best-quality RMT education in Alberta without giving up your day job! Visit or call 1-866-491-0574 for free career information YOUR NEW CAREER is as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1-888-539-4774;



Building Supplies



METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254.

ANTIQUE SALES: first SUNDAY of every month @1PM


BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe Phone:403-782-5693

Check web for full listings & addresses FOOD EQUIPMENT AUCTION. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at 10 a.m., Montgomery Auction Sales Centre, Blackfalds. Selling 5000 sq. ft. of restaurant, bakery, deli & butcher equipment. 1-800-371-6963; www. GUN & SPORTSMAN AUCTION. October 27, 10 a.m. Firearms, Militaria, ammo, weaponry and more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666. Details: INDUSTRIAL SPRAYING & RECLAMATION EQUIPMENT. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Unreserved Public Auction in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on October 31, 2012. Featuring a complete dispersal for Corner Brook Farms including: 7 Massey Ferguson MFWD Tractors, pickup and flatbed trucks, trailers, custom built sprayers, AG equipment, recreational vehicles and much more! Call 1-800-491-4494 or visit: MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. 200 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting equipment. Call to consign 780-440-1860.

Building Supplies


LAMINATED POST BUILDINGS FARM AND COMMERCIAL. Prairie Post Frame serving Alberta. For pricing Calgary South, Barrie 403-506-7845; barrier Calgary North, Howard 403-586-7678; howard


GO TO YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW WITH 2ND YEAR HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC SKILLS. GPRC, Fairview campus Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Hands-on training, safety courses, opportunity to write 1st and 2nd HET apprenticeship exams. Gain 600 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882;

Misc. for Sale



YEAR END CLEARANCE! Vast selection: single/20’ wides and like-new pre-owned homes. Starting at only $69,900. Delivery anywhere in Alberta! 1-800-461-7632. 148 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie; www.

REV UP YOUR ENGINE. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882;


Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


CARS FROM $49/week, SUVs from $79/week, trucks from $99/week. Get approved with bad credit, no credit or bankruptcy. $0 down. Call our Approval Hotline 1-888-222-0663. Ford, Toyota, Chevy, Honda, Dodge

NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview campus. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882;


NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator. No mess: Effective year round eliminating bacterial growth, smell and slime. Inexpensive. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON;

Grain, Feed Hay


Manufactured Homes


HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252 ROUND HAY BALES $20. and up. Delivery available. No Sunday calls please. Phone 403-704-3509.


Manufactured Homes

NEW - EXECUTIVE, 3 bdrm., 2 bath Home in Red Deer. Immediate Possession. 10 Yr. Warranty. Own it for only $1,345mo. OAC. Call (403)346-3100 or (403)347-5566 OLD MAN WINTER IS COMING! Immediate delivery on 2011 SRI stock at drastically reduced prices! Save over $10,000 plus bonuses! Call now for details; 1-877-341-4422, Red Deer

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Winter W i d driving i i conditions have arrived! Watch next week’s Express for

Winterize Your Wheelz. This feature will include deals from local businesses as well as winter maintenance and winter driving focused editorial.

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Service Directory To advertise your service or business here, call 403.346.3356

Are you struggling with life? Livestock Producers & Horse Enthusiasts Kiln Dried Premium Bulk Shavings WE WILL LOAD ANYTHING FROM A PICK-UP TRUCK TO A 53’ TRAILER Call for Pricing Pick Up and Delivery Available

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I’m listening! Talk therapy helps!

PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING Marlene Brouwer, M.T.S., D. Analytical Psychology


Red Deer, Alberta Tel: 403 350 5956



DO YOU NEED TO BORROW MONEY - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161.



NEED CASH TODAY? Do you own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. No credit checks cash same day, Canadian owned & operated; 1-800-514-9399.



DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30% or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500 HIDDEN INVESTING TRICKS CHEAT HALF YOUR RETIREMENT? Expert reveals tricks and traps. Free info or pro counsel. Brutal honesty either way; or user/investoradvocate ?feature=mhee. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.


Legal Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom. Call for free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366); Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www.

Misc. Services


DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Moving & Storage


Complete Moving and Supplies Boxes, Packers & Movers (403)986-1315

Personal Services


TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-528-6258 or mobile #4486. (18+) $3.19/minute; DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). GET 50% OFF. Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176

NOW HIRING - Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic

is looking for     " ! # Rig !( Experienced  "!&! " ' hand     for all positions.  Please submit" resumes with # copies

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This position is for a shop/mobile mechanic to work on tractor/trailer units, Bodyjobs, and Minitankers. The job will involve a combination of troubleshooting equipment breakdowns, repairing the equipment on site, and maintaining rolling stock on a scheduled basis. You will be performing these duties at the Edmonton shop location or on the road if breakdowns require this service. Computer 12103EE0 literacy is important for engine diagnosis and the SmarTruck pump/metering system. Engine knowledge on all major manufacturers is important (e.g., Cat, Cummins, and Detroit). Electrical skills in diagnosing problems and repairs are essential. Journeyman mechanic certificate with at least three years experience working on heavy duty trucks, trailers, and other equipment is required.

Eagle Builders is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

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t$PNQFUJUJWFIPVSMZXBHFt'SJFOEMZ GBNJMZFOWJSPONFOUt.FEJDBMBOE%FOUBM#FOFÄ•UT To apply please submit, resume including cover letter, references, and hourly wage expectations to Leah Mawer at or fax to 780-444-4105.

Site Supervisor Concrete Batch Plant Operator Concrete Finishers Carpenters/Woodworkers Steel Reinforcement Labourers Overhead Crane Operators Quality Control Personnel General Labourers Junior Draftsman

;Top Wages paid based on experience. Full beneďŹ ts and Uniform Package included. ;Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403.885.5516 or email:

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HIRING? Look no further‌

place a CAREER AD in the Red Deer Express The Express prints 28,500 copies weekly with FREE DELIVERY to Red Deer City households, PLUS rural distribution inside our convenient newspaper box locations‌we guarantee increased exposure! Just send us your logo and ad content and we’ll do the rest. With a

CAREER AD in the Red Deer Express, you can

EXPAND your reach.

For as little as $121.50 +gst* you can place your ad in our well-read Careers section. Our community newspaper is published each Wednesday and due to our focus on local people, stories and issues, we enjoy high readership. #121, 5301-43 St., Red Deer, AB ph (403) 346-3356 | fax (403) 347-6620

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My advice and interest rates don’t! Read my column on the next page for local market info and rates!



LIVING SPACE - In the living room of the newest Kinsmen Lottery Home, built by Ammonite Custom Homes in Red Deer, both the yellow accent wall and the built-in fireplace give the room a warm Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express and cozy feeling. The house is located at 2 Sutherland Cl.

Talking about all things pumpkin It is pumpkin time again and I am so excited! My favourite season is fall, my favorite colour is orange and pumpkin pie is up there for a favourite dessert!


LEWIS There are few vegetables that we use every fall for decorations; pumpkins have such a happy exterior, there is just no other way to describe it. Everyone gets so excited when the huge boxes of

the glossy orange gourds are sitting outside the grocery store and who doesn’t have an emotional reaction to the teeny pumpkins you can pick up in the produce section? Maybe that is just me squealing at the tiny little things, I should be embarrassed! Carving aside, pumpkins grace so many decorative items and the smell of pumpkin spiced candles are almost as irresistible as the lattes that bear the same title. The circular and sometimes quirky shape of these fall beauties draw me to buy more than I usually require, especially when I have found the perfect pumpkin pattern and start digging for that shape which

will show it off faultlessly. Now we can’t give all the credit to the pumpkin for it is usually just a vessel for yummier and spicier things. Where would pumpkin be without cinnamon or nutmeg or even ginger? These are the real stars of pumpkins fame yet the round jolly vegetable is displayed on our dining room tables and lit up with candles on our front porch. Imagine decorating with a ginger root, they really aren’t pretty. Pumpkin is one of those rare veggies that can present as both sweet and savory and do each course justice. Last year I was treated to pumpkin ravioli and curried pumpkin soup only

to turn around and enjoy pumpkin pie and pumpkin crème brulee; each course was fantastic. With its versatility and beauty is it any wonder we love the pumpkin? It has the adaptability to spread through fall, Thanksgiving then at Halloween. Pumpkins are just delightful; eating, decorating, colouring or aromatizing your home are all possible with pumpkins. Simply buying a few and setting them on your front steps tells the neighbourhood that you are into fall and it will cheer people passing by your home. Infuse your home with the sights and smells of fall, the beau-

you’re invited. Join us at our Main Campus or Downtown Campus at the Millennium Centre (4909 – 49 Street).

SIGN UP ONLINE! A personalized package will be ready for you at Open House.

tiful colours of fall are available in every imaginable decorative item and it is a delicious combination with chocolate brown, dusky navy and of course greens and ochre. Fill your home with your favourite spicy fragrance and enjoy the golden tones of an outdoor fire (complete with pumpkin spice tea or a latte). The rich glow of fall is fleeting and soon we will have the cold to look forward to, now is the time to make the most of pumpkin season. Kim Lewis is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre. Contact her at 403-343-7711 ext. 227 or email her at

Find your match! SATURDAY November 3, 2012

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


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New Canadians’ guide to finding a home If you have a job awaiting you on Canadian soil, it’s possible to also secure the purchase of a home if you plan ahead and connect

with professionals before you even begin packing. The main reason you’ll want to get in touch with the right professionals be-

fore you start to pack is to find out what important paperwork you’ll need to set aside to ensure smooth sailing through the home

Central Alberta


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with select Smart Strand Carpet Sale on now until Nov. 6 *see in-store for details

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financing and purchasing processes. Your first step should be to get in touch with an experienced mortgage professional. In doing so, you can set the home financing process in motion by securing a mortgage rate guarantee and pre-approval, and figuring out what supporting paperwork you need to provide to purchase a home in Canada. The services of mortgage professionals are typically free – they are paid by lenders for bringing in new business. Mortgage professionals have access to multiple lenders – including banks, credit unions and trust companies – where they can compare products and rates, and find the ideal mortgage to meet your unique needs. In most cases, Canadian mortgage lenders and insurers want to see employment letters that prove your offer of employment and salary in Canada. You must also have at least a 5% down payment for the home from your own resources – which means it has to be your own money, not borrowed or gifted. So, for instance, if you’re selling your home in another country and using some of the proceeds as a down payment on a home in Canada, you must be able to prove this. Lenders and insurers also want to see that you have a solid credit history. Although requirements for this proof varies based on


TURCOTTE which insurer and lender your mortgage is funded through, your mortgage professional will be able to tell you exactly what documents you’ll need to provide. Often, an international credit bureau is sufficient to prove your credit history. If this is not available, you can also provide 12 months’ worth of bank statements, mortgage or rental payment receipts, utility or telephone bills, and so on. Again, there are several options from which to choose and your mortgage professional will be able to specifically tell you what a particular lender and insurer want to see. You must also apply for landed immigrant status to get the ball rolling on securing your social insurance number (SIN), which is required before you begin working in Canada. By securing mortgage

financing prior to moving to Canada, all you have to do when you arrive is find a home. This will be an easier task when you already know exactly how much you can spend thanks to your pre-approval. And since your mortgage professional can put you in touch with a trusted real estate agent prior to your move, you will also be able to research homes before you arrive in Canada. Again, real estate agents do not typically charge a fee to find you a home to purchase. By planning ahead before making your move, you truly can save yourself a lot of hassle and stress when it comes to securing mortgage financing and purchasing a home. And if you’re already living in Canada, many of the available new to Canada mortgage products apply to new immigrants who have been in the country for up to 36 months. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres-Regional Mortgage Group and can be contacted for information at 403-343-1125 or emailed to

ON NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 28, 2012 Show Home Hours: Saturday and Sunday, October 27 - 28 Noon - 4pm Our 2012 featured Parade Builders are:

2012 FALL

buy new. buy now. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Central Alberta Presents:

the 2012 Fall Parade of Homes The Parade of Homes is an excellent opportunity for potential homebuyers to see the latest in home design and construction. Visitors can compare the styles of different builders, gather information and talk to each builder directly. Enter to Win Prizes. Go to for more information

Abbey Master Builder Asset Builders Avalon Central Alberta Colbray Homes Falcon Homes Laebon Homes Landmark Homes McGonigal Signature Homes Paradise Homes Corp. Riser Homes True-Line Homes

ROOFING - Two men prepare to install a roof to a new home in Southbrook in Red Deer recently. Tanis Reid/Red Deer Express

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View The Clues has changed! We have decided to change up our contest. Rather than looking in the classifieds we want you to focus on the many local business advertisements in the paper. Below you will find five phone numbers listed. What you have to do is match the phone number to the business. We still offer the prize of a restaurant gift certificate from one of the City’s many great restaurants. You still enter the contest the same way, by filling out the contest form and dropping off at the Express office prior to entry deadline listed.

403-309-2200 403-347-1707 403-346-7088 403-350-5830 403-342-1434

______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________

Enter in person at the Red Deer Express #121, 5301 - 43 St. WIN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO: HIDEOUT LOFT & & HIDEOUT EATS

Hideout l oft

Hideout eats #1 Waskasoo Ave. Penhold Multiplex



Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.


SEPTEMBER WINNER: SHARON PETERSON Name: _______________________________________ Phone: _______________________________________ #121, 5301 - 43 St.


CLUES ACROSS 1. Long tailed rodents 5. Meets the Danube in Belgrade 9. Bohemian dance 10. Hancock star Will 12. Chapeaux carrier 13. A warning or caution 15. Bangladesh capital 16. One who hands 18. Rural delivery 19. Poke 20. Express pleasure 22. Wife of a maharajah 29. Irish kissing rock 32. Variant of Tai 33. Plural of os 35. She sang with the Pips 43. Setting out

44. Swiss river 45. Negative sports cheer 47. Liberal degree 48. Relating to the back 52. Muslim family of wives (alt. sp) 55. Was in charge of a project 57. Indehiscent legume 59. Ice or roller 60. A citizen of Iraq (alt. sp.) 61. Goidelic language 62. Indian poet

CLUES DOWN 1. College army 2. Dark Angel actress Jessica 3. Boxing blow 4. Single-reed instrument

5. Secondary school cerificate 6. A wet nurse in India 7. Long live! (Spanish) 8. Egyptian Sun god 9. Political action committee 11. Tolstoy novel “___ Murat” 12. Regions of the ocean below 6000 m 14. Earl Grey or green 15. Bland in color 17. Atomic #37 21. Possessed 22. Of I 23. Poetic ever 24. High school 25. Indicates position 26. Road open

27. In a short time 28. Filippo __, Saint 30. Traditional Hindi music 31. Former NHL player Jim 34. Honorable title (Turkish) 36. Trumpeter Hirt 37. Atomic #66 38. Lolo 39. Tin 40. 1,000 grams 41. Latin varient of “to have” 42. An electric car that runs on rails

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