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Bar’s fate in hands of appeal board BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF A decision on the future of a Red Deer nightclub is now in the hands of the Red Deer Appeal and Review Board. The board has 15 days to deliver a written decision to Quan Diep, of Calgary, owner of Tequila Nightclub in Red Deer. Diep and his lawyer, Dana Carlson, appeared because they were appealing a decision to revoke the nightclub’s business license, made in September by the city’s inspection and licensing department. Diep acknowledged the bar was over capacity when 18 officers from the Red Deer Public Safety

Compliance Team entered the premises late on Aug. 21 and into the early morning of Aug. 22. The city sent a letter to Diep saying they would revoke his business license after the walkthrough in August found 12 minors in the drinking establishment. A head count done by two members of the Red Deer Emergency Services determined there were about 225 people in the business, which is only permitted 100. Carlson said Diep is ashamed that minors were allowed into his establishment, but said that matter is before the courts. The appellant raised the question of the reasoning behind the decision to revoke his license. The letter notifying the decision to revoke his license

was received on Sept. 10 and it said his business must be closed by Sept. 17. Carlson said this was not enough notice and wondered if there was an agenda behind it. “I don’t know how the decision was reached,” said Carlson, adding the penalty was too severe. Carlson said he didn’t think there was a reasonable amount of interaction between the appellant and the city. However, Erin Stuart, Red Deer permits and licensing supervisor, said the decision to revoke the license was based on the seriousness of the offences. “We do feel we met with Diep on a number of occasions, as well as by phone and email,” said Stuart.

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Dog trainer Donna Dee drives her sled pulled by border collie Tru, poodle Reese, lagotto romagnolo Otto and terrier cross Oliver while her pomeranian Tonto runs alongside and skiing friend Sara Craig brings up the rear Wednesday. The group travelled on Waskasoo Park trails to return bottles at the Cosmos II bottle depot.

Get ready for a mayoral race. After nearly 21 years in public office, nine years as mayor and eight elections, Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling has decided to call it quits. Flewwelling confirmed this week that he will not toss his hat in the political ring for a ninth time come next October’s municipal election. Flewwelling was first elected to council in 1974 and has been mayor since 2004. “I feel like I have made the best contribution I can and I need to step aside and let somebody else have a crack at the mayor’s chair,” said Flewwelling. “It’s a tough decision because I am like a firehouse horse. I love this stuff.” Flewwelling said he made the decision about six months ago after speaking to his wife Hazel, family and friends. Flewwelling said he has not tried to hide it but he wasn’t speaking about it publicly until now. “I don’t want to be seen as a lame duck over the next year,” said Flewwelling, who will be 72 when he steps down. “I intend to work right up to the eve of the election and going full steam because I love the work. “Now is it always fun? No. There are times when it is defeating and aggravating and disappointing and all of those things.”

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Number of Tagalog speakers soars across region BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF


MORE CENSUS COVERAGE A3 other than English or French rose to 11 per cent from 8.9 per cent in 2006. Tagalog was named mother tongue by 2,150 city residents, or 2.4 per cent, up from 1.1 per cent in 2006 and a third more than Spanish speakers, who remained at 1.7 per cent. Since the 2006 census, Tagalog numbers increased tenfold in Olds and Rocky and doubled in Ponoka. Sylvan Lake and Innisfail, which had no Tagalog speakers in 2006, recorded .7 and 1.7 per cent respectively last year. Nationally, 64 per cent more Canadians reported speaking Tagalog at home.



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The proportion of Canadians who reported speaking two or more languages at home was 17.5 per cent in 2011, up from 14.2 per cent. Sid Selirio, a Philippine-Canadian Association of Red Deer and District board member, credited the Tagalog increase to more immigration from the Philippines. “There’s so many, especially with the arrival of temporary foreign workers,” said the Lacombe man, adding “Even if the kids are going to school, they’ll still speak it at home.” The Central Alberta Refugee Effort’s executive director echoed those thoughts. “We’ve noticed a big uptick in the number of Filipinos, part from immigration, part from temporary foreign workers,” said Victor Doerksen.

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English overwhelmingly remains the language of Red Deer and Central Alberta, but the Filipino language Tagalog is now the city’s second most spoken mother tongue. Statistics Canada’s 2011 census language information released on Wednesday identified English as the mother tongue of 87.5 per cent — or 78,220 — of Red Deerians and more than 90 per cent for people who live in other Central Alberta communities. Mother tongue is the first language learned at home and still understood. Across Canada, a total of 57.8 per cent of respondents spoke English, 21.7 per cent spoke French and 20.6 per cent spoke other languages. Red Deer’s population reporting a mother tongue


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Public school board looking at busing change CHANGE WOULD BE TO HELP REDUCE $1.4 MILLION DEFICIT BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer Public Schools will look at changing how it buses elementary and kindergarten school students as part of an effort to reduce its $1.4-million deficit. The school board decided Wednesday it would consider all options suggested from senior administration to cut the deficit and bring it into balance over the next three years. One key recommendation was to eliminate the transportation shortfall of $216,000. Cody McClintock, associate superintendent of business services, suggested double routing of school buses was the way to go. This is where a bus would be used to take students at one school, which would open earlier, and then use the same bus to take students to another school in the same area, but which opens at a later time.

McClintock said the school district could introduce transportation fees for those students who live beyond required school distances. But he frowned on that idea because Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools won’t be adding such fees. And there’s not much that can be done with transportation expenses themselves, he added. With double routing, the school district should be able to have more seats available for all kindergarten students. The school board will make a final decision on double routing on Nov. 28. Administration will also do a more in-depth report on other deficit-reducing strategies, including a review of existing services. Some speciality high school classes involving a small number of students could be among those under review. Board chairman Lawrence Lee said that the central administration office is already on a shoe-string budget so further cutting couldn’t happen. He was “lukewarm” on a hiring freeze — another option that

will be investigated. Since the school population is growing, this could allow the district to freeze rather than reduce its workforce for a period of time and use enrolment growth to help generate additional revenue to reduce the deficit. The school district may also reduce or freeze the per pupil allocation, which is how the province funds. Current deficits are reducing the operating reserves directly controlled by the board, but most school operating reserves have either held steady or increased. School trustee Bill Stuebing said the board only has access to a limited range of reserves and these are controlled centrally. The bulk are controlled by schools and this is a substantial amount of cash. The school board could direct the schools to do the same thing that the board has been doing for the last three years, which is draw down reserves as part of budgeting, said Stuebing.


FATE: Analysis Carlson said he wanted to see a comparative analysis of these transgressions with other establishments in the city and determine how this conclusion was reached. In his final comments Carlson said Diep acknowledged the building was over capacity when the public safety team entered. “It was not a typical night,” said Diep. “It was a little busier than usual that night.” Stuart, said the decision to revoke was not made arbitrarily and falls within the city’s purview in regards to the bylaw. Concerns regarding Tequila Nightclub were raised in January after a stabbing occurred across the street. As a result of the stabbing additional security measures were required by the licensing department for the bar to rePhoto by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff main open. Tequila Nightclub The Tequila Night Club on has remained open two 48 St. at 50 Ave. nights a week since the appeal was launched. This was the appellant’s second appearance before the board on Oct. 24. The initial appearance, on Oct. 9, was adjourned so the appeal board and the appellant could review the security footage, which the city owned.

MAYOR: Contenders weighing their options On the other hand, Flewwelling said there were many more times when it was highly rewarding working with great staff and councils. He said he is proud of the development of the civic yards and transformation of the downtown but he’s disappointed he will not be on council to see out initiatives like the Movement Study and the Riverlands development. Meanwhile, most city councillors would not confirm whether they would run for council or seek the mayor’s job. But there is plenty of speculation in the community about a couple of the third-term councillors who may be considering bids for mayor. Coun. Cindy Jefferies, who was first elected in 2004, said she is weighing her options and gauging support in the community before she announces her intentions. Jefferies also said she is being respectful of Flewwelling, who still has a year left in the chair.


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Mayor Morris Flewwelling has announced that he will not run for office in the next civic election. “There’s a few conversations I need to have with people in the community before I arrive at a final decision on that but I am giving serious consideration to that,” said Jefferies. Coun. Tara Veer, who also first joined council in 2004, is holding her cards closer. Veer said it’s natural for people to speculate but she would not give away any hints. “I can honestly say that right now I am focusing on working hard to fulfil the commitments that I made when I ran in the last election,” said Veer. “I just think that to shift into election declarations that it shifts it into more politics and campaigning. I honestly think we do a disservice to the public when we start talking about a campaign that’s a year away.” Coun. Paul Harris said he would likely run for council but he said he would not run for mayor if Jefferies’ name was on the mayor ballot. Coun. Lynne Mulder, Coun. Dianne Wyntjes and Coun. Chris Stephan said there’s still lots of time in the term and they have not made any decisions. Coun. Frank Wong said he would not run for mayor because you have to “be very thick skinned” and “a lot better speaker than I am.” Coun. Buck Buchanan said he will run for council but likely not for mayor. “Not that I don’t think I would enjoy the job,” said Buchanan. “I’ve sat in Morris’s chair a few times and it’s been a bit of a pain in the ass dealing with the rest of council. The position is kinda a figurehead position. You are kinda stifled. That’s what I found with it. The day-to-day operations piece of it, I would enjoy.” Albertans go to the polls in October 2013 and for the first time, they could elect municipal councils and school board trustees for four-year terms instead

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CENSUS: French makes small increases CARE provides Tagalog interpreters to help school teachers and immigrant parents talk, yet the majority seeking the agency’s help speak Spanish. “If they already have a knowledge of English, they wouldn’t necessarily seek out our services.” The growth of Tagalog and Spanish speaking households continues a rise, as identified in a 2008 city demographic report, which said those language speakers made up a third of city allophones, those whose first language is neither Canadian official language. French use made small increases in most Central Alberta communities, although it dropped slightly in the city, Penhold and Rimbey. Chinese use stayed constant in most communities, while German and Dutch use declined. Blackfalds reported higher numbers for every language except Chinese, thanks to its rapid growth since 2006. The 2011 census reported 191 different languages as mother tongues among the country’s population. Canada is one of the few countries in the world that counts language in its census.










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Census results show more Punjabi, less French languages BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Bilingualism is surging in Canada, but not necessarily in the country’s two official languages. Statistics Canada released the last batch of data from the 2011 census on Wednesday, this time focusing on about 200 languages that make up the linguistic portrait of the country. The data suggest that multiculturalism is not simply an abstract concept to describe a motley collection of diverse communities. Rather, it is a reality for a growing number of families, even within the confines of their own homes. The census shows that 17.5 per cent of the population — or 5.8 million individuals — speaks at least two languages at home. That’s up from the 14.2 per cent of multilingual households counted in the 2006 census, and an increase of 1.3 million people. Of those 5.8 million, most of them speak English plus an immigrant language such as Punjabi or Mandarin. Less than a quarter — 1,387,190, to be precise — are using both French and English at home. And aboriginal languages are in outright decline, with usage shrinking 1.7 per cent since 2006 — a loss of 3,620 people despite a concerted effort by many Here is a local breakdown of mother tongue language details for some communities in Central Alberta: Language

2011 %pop


87.5 1.5 2.4 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.5

73,160 1,375 930 1,410 620 790 515

Knowledge of official languages English 83,795 93.8 76,500 French 45 0.1 95 Eng./Fr. 5,040 5.6 4,810

89.4 1.7 1.1 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.6 93.5 0.1 5.9


Mother Tongue English 2,275 French 30 Spanish 25 Tagalog(Filipino) 10 German 10 Ukrainian 5 Chinese 5

95.8 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2

1,875 45 5 5 40 0 0

Knowledge of official languages English 2,285 96.2 1,900 French 0 0.0 0 Eng./Fr. 85 3.6 100

94.0 2.3 0.3 0.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 95.2 0.0 5.0


Mother Tongue English 5,965 French 100 German 70 Korean 30 Spanish 30 Tagalog (Filipino) 25 Dutch 20

94.7 1.6 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3

4,485 60 10 15 0 5 30

96.6 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.6

Knowledge of official languages English 5,990 95.1 4,465 French 5 0.1 0 Eng./Fr. 290 4.6 175

96.1 0.0 3.8


Mother Tongue English 10,520 French 160 German 170

91.2 1.4 1.5

Dutch 145 Tagalog (Filipino) 95 Ukrainian 70 Korean 50

1.3 0.8 0.6 0.4

130 5 75 10

1.2 0.0 0.7 0.1

Knowledge of official languages English 10,875 94.3 10,065 French 0 0.0 0 Eng./Fr. 630 5.5 480

95.4 0.0 4.5


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Mother Tongue English 78,220 French 1,360 Tagalog 2,150 Spanish 1,495 Chinese 800 German 765 Dutch 435

First Nations to revive their culture and language. “Yes, we see a diversity, but what we see clearly is ... we have all these transition phases where English and French are also spoken at home in addition to non-official languages,” said Jean-Pierre Corbeil, the agency’s lead analyst on the languages part of the census. “This doesn’t happen only outside Quebec but in Quebec as well.” Corbeil warned, however, that the data likely underestimate the increase in diversity over the past few years. That’s because Statistics Canada had to change the way it collects language data after Prime Minister Stephen Harper scrapped the long-form census in 2010. Wednesday’s information came from the mandatory short form that went to every household in Canada. In the past, language was in the long form that went to 20 per cent of households, and was framed in a different context. The 2011 census numbers suggest that language diversity has been increasing at just half the rate as noted in the 2006 census, but data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada suggests the pace of change is at least the same, Corbeil said. The census shows that the most common immigrant language in Canada was Punjabi, reported by

9,815 95 230

93.1 0.9 2.2


Mother Tongue English 790 French 10 Dutch 10 German 10 Hungarian 5 Korean 5 Ilocano 5

95. 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.6

2 830 5 0 0 0 0 0

97.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Knowledge of official languages English 810 97.6 825 French 0 0.0 0 Eng,/Fr. 20 2.4 30

97.1 0.0 3.5


Mother Tongue English 5,965 90.7 French 80 1.2 Tagalog (Filipino) 140 2.1 German 105 1.6 Dutch 55 0.8 Cree languages 45 0.7 Ukrainian 20 0.3

5,860 55 60 120 25 20 15

92.8 0.9 1.0 1.9 0.4 0.3 0.2

Knowledge of official languages English 6,395 97.3 6,120 French 0 0.0 0 Eng./Fr. 1 70 2.6 185

97.0 0.0 2.9


Mother Tongue English 2,160 93.3 French 20 0.9 Dutch 30 1.3 German 30 1.3 Arabic 10 0.4 Tagalog (Filipino) 10 0.4 Finnish 5 0.2

2,025 40 30 30 0 0 0

92.0 1.8 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Knowledge of official languages English 2,270 98.1 2,130 French 0 0.0 10 Eng./ Fr. 40 1.7 65

96.6 0.5 2.9

Mother Tongue English 11,540 94.6 French 200 1.6 German 100 0.8 Tagalog (Filipino) 80 0.7 Dutch 40 0.3 Spanish 35 0.3 Ukrainian 25 0.2

460,000 people. When Punjabi speakers are grouped together with others who speak a closely related language such as Urdu, their numbers total 1,180,000. Chinese languages are a close second, with a total of 1,113,000 people speaking Cantonese, Mandarin or other Chinese tongues. Tagalog, the language of Filipinos, saw the biggest surge, growing by 64 per cent since the last census was taken in 2006. Overall, Canada is home to 6.6 million people — one fifth of the entire population — who speak a language other than French or English. Two thirds of those have adopted French or English as a second language at home. Official bilingualism, on the other hand, is not growing. About 17.5 per cent of people say they are able to conduct a conversation in both French and English — only a slight change from the 17.4 per cent rate noted in 2006. Young anglophones are less likely to be bilingual than in the past, but official bilingualism is stable because more francophones are mastering both languages, Corbeil explained. Still, English and French are by far the most dominant languages. About 22 million people reported speaking English most often at home, and 28.4 million have a working knowledge of the language.

9,625 135 105 0 50 40 45

95.2 1.3 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.4 0.4

Knowledge of official languages English 11,420 93.5 9,670 French 5 0.0 0 Eng./ Fr. 780 6.4 440

95.6 0.0 4.4


Mother Tongue English 1,180 French 15 German 20 Dutch 1 0 Chinese 5 Ilocano 5 Tagalog (Filipino) 5

95.2 1.2 1.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.4

1,135 0 20 5 0 0 0

93.0 0.0 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Knowledge of official languages English 1 ,205 97.2 1,180 French 0 0.0 0 Eng./Fr. 30 2.4 40

96.7 0.0 3.3


Mother Tongue English 7,270 French 100 Tagalog (Filipino) 130 German 90 Dutch 50 Spanish 40 Punjabi 15

92.4 1.3 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.2

6,770 94.6 80 1.1 0 0.0 120 1.7 40 0.6 0 0.0 5 0.1

Knowledge of official languages English 7,595 96.6 6,960 97.3 French 0 0.0 0 0.0 Eng./ Fr. 255 3.2 190 2.7


Mother Tongue English 7,465 French 100 German 120 Tagalog (Filipino) 95 Ukrainian 30 Sinhala (Sinhalese) 20 Germanic 20

92.6 1.2 1.5 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

6,610 92.9 85 1.2 130 1.8 10 0.1 45 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0

Knowledge of official languages English 7,780 96.5 6,725 94.5 French 5 0.1 0 0.0 Eng./Fr. 275 3.4 365 5.1


Mother Tongue English 5,240 French 60 German 95 Korean 35 Tagalog (Filipino) 35 Ukrainian 25 Spanish 20

92.6 1.1 1.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4

4,935 92.7 35 0.7 120 2.3 35 0.7 35 0.7 5 0.1 5 0.1

Knowledge of official languages English 5,510 97.3 5,175 97.3 French 5 0.1 0 0.0 Eng./Fr. 130 2.3 150 2.8

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Mother Tongue English 6,305 French 85 Tagalog (Filipino) 85 Dutch 55 German 50 Korean 30 Chinese 30

92.9 1.3 1.3 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.4

6,195 92.5 80 1.2 15 0.2 30 0.4 190 2.8 0 0.0 40 0.6

Knowledge of official languages English 6,480 95.4 6,340 94.6 French 0 0.0 0 0.0 Eng./Fr. 300 4.4 360 5.4

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THE DECISION TO RENAME THE MUSEUM OF CIVILIZATION WILL HELP BIND CANADIANS TOGETHER BY CELEBRATING RATHER THAN IGNORING OUR PAST BY BRIAN LEE CROWLEY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE What are we to make of the over-the top scurrilous and underhanded attacks for the Conservatives’ decision to rename the Museum of Civilization to the Canadian Museum of History? Finally a national scandal — at least in some quarters — worthy of the name: our largest national museum will now focus on preserving and celebrating the collective memory of Canadians, while not excluding the history of other parts of the world. Two criticisms of the renaming seem to be most in evidence. First is the notion that the politicians will be reaching into the decisions of the museum itself. In fact, all the protections that have insulated the museum from political interference — including an independent board operating under an act of Parliament that gives them both authority over and ac-

countability for the museum’s operations, and a vigilant academic, cultural and historical community, much in evidence and in a celebratory mood at the announcement of the name change — remain robustly in place. Another is the museum’s capable CEO, Mark O’Neill, a dedicated civil servant with high ambitions for an institution he clearly loves. When Heritage Minister James Moore was asked whether there was some hidden political agenda behind the announcement, he looked around him at the artifacts of Canadian history surrounding him in the museum’s monumental Grand Hall and asked how one could politicize Champlain’s astrolabe, Maurice Richard’s hockey jersey or Terry Fox’s support van. For the government to change the museum’s name and provide millions of dollars to assist with the shift to a more history-focused mandate is not undue political interference but an overdue decision to help bind Canadians together more firmly by celebrating rather than ignoring our shared experiences building this admirable society. The other criticism levelled at the government was that the renaming was further evidence of its desire to militarize Canadian history, to promote a distorted vision of Canada as a warrior nation. These critics were at the wrong mu-

seum. They should have been across the river at the Canadian War Museum, moved under the previous government into their magnificent new building in 2005, where you can visit, as more than 90,000 Canadians already have, its impressive War of 1812 exhibit. The government’s decision to put significant resources into celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is taken as proof positive by the government’s critics that war is being glorified for crass political purposes. More likely it is the other way around. After years of soft-pedalling Canada’s distinguished martial past — in part because it inevitably recalls domestic conflicts over conscription — it is being given its due recognition. Historically, we are more warriors than peacekeepers. Millions of Canadians know this directly. My parents, for instance, had a military wedding while my father served in Korea. My wife’s parents’ military wedding was during the Second World War. All four of our grandfathers served in the Great War. These conflicts involved the mobilization of virtually our entire society in some of the greatest collective endeavours ever undertaken by Canadians. They touched every family. They are seminal events in the epic story of who we are and for that reason alone deserve pride of place in our storytelling.

Because of the celebrations around the 1812 conflict, I was inspired to read up on its history and discovered a moment when the nascent Canadian selfawareness hung in the balance. Much of Upper Canada was then settled by people who had come from the United States (including the famous Laura Secord). Some came as Loyalists, others as settlers seeking land. It was not obvious that they would take up arms against their erstwhile friends and neighbours in this conflict, nor was it obvious that they would be victorious if they did. But victory at the Battle of Queenston Heights, early in the conflict, signalled that the British and Canadians could successfully defend this land against a powerful invader. And the death of Gen. Isaac Brock on the field created a hero and rallying point that inspired the locals. Whatever the merits of the conflict itself, it became an anvil on which a growing awareness of and pride in a separate northern society in North America was forged. And that is something to celebrate. Brian Lee Crowley ( is the managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa (www.macdonaldlaurier. ca). This column was distributed by Troy Media (

Taking dead aim at hunter safety Sitting for hours along a game trail in bone-chilling weather waiting for a moose or deer to appear can breed inattention to detail. Then a snap of a dry twig or a sudden movement can trigger an adrenalin rush and sometimes fool a big-game hunter into thinking they see what they want to see. Unfortunately, shooting with any degree of uncertainty can have tragic consequences, like so many fatal hunting accidents where it’s a hunting partner who takes the bullet after being mistaken for a deer or moose. RICK It’s especially crucial at ZEMANEK this time of the year, as hunting season in Central Alberta gets into full swing, for hunters to sit down and discuss among themselves when or when not to shoot, before heading into the bush to hunt as a team. Big-game hunting season west of Rocky Mountain House opened in September. On Nov. 1, the season opens in Central Alberta. While hunting big game has declined dramatically in this immediate in recent years, the hunt still appeals to some. Most are the serious hunters — they know the rules, are experienced and don’t mix alco-


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hol with a rifle. But sometimes experience can breed overconfidence, overriding caution and allowing boredom or adrenalin to play tricks. The Canadian Safety Council says that no matter how many years one has scouted the bush during hunting season, refresher courses for experienced hunters are highly recommended. The No. 1 rule most ignored by the seasoned hunters, and resulting in tragedy, is: “Rely on sight, not sound. Do not pull the trigger until you are absolutely certain that your target is indeed wildlife, and not a person.” The safety council reported recently that heartbreaking headlines across Canada highlight a rash of injuries and deaths from unintended incidents involving firearms in hunting season. They include: ● A young woman shot dead while hunting near Grande Prairie with family members. ● An Ottawa hunter dying after accidental shooting. ● A hunter in B.C. shot after another man mistakes him for wildlife. ● A son shot by his father dies in hunting accident in Saskatchewan. ● A B.C. hunter killed in an accidental shooting. Terry Pratt, an instructor with the Canadian Firearms Safety Course, says “this has been an exceptional year for the accidental discharge of a firearm, especially while hunting.” Pratt says common sense must be the top priority

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for anyone handling a gun. “Once you’ve got a firearm in your hands, you have to be aware of your situation at all times.” The safety council warns that safety measures must be respected and good judgment is a must whenever a firearm is used for hunting. Alberta wildlife regulations once required hunters to wear blaze orange jackets so they were easily identifiable to other hunters. That’s no longer the case. But anybody walking into the bush without obvious blaze orange clothing is courting disaster. The safety council says “safety never goes out of season.” It’s also important to remember that the fall season brings another threat, this time to motorists. Deer and moose are in the midst of their annual rut; males chasing females and females luring males, with only one thing in mind — and it’s not avoiding man and man’s machines. So motorists are urged to be vigilant, especially during dawn and dusk. Deer have been deemed the most dangerous wild animal in Alberta. They have been linked to more human deaths than any other wild creature, as motorists hit them or swerve to avoid them, triggering collisions. Hunters need to ease off on the trigger finger this year — that extra moment of caution could save a life. And motorists need to ease off on the gas pedal — the life they save may be their own. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.

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Robison charged with murder of uncle


EDMONTON — Police are trying to determine whether a human head found in an Edmonton alley on Wednesday belongs to a body found in a rural area east of the city on the weekend. A source said a woman discovered the head in a northeast neighbourhood in the early morning. Jesse Whitnack, a 30-year-old computer tech who lives in an apartment at the end of the alley, was out for his second cigarette of the morning at about 7:30 a.m. when he noticed police. It was still dark out. He asked an officer what was going on and was told he should watch the news. “I said, ’Please don’t tell me it is another body’ and he said, ’It’s parts,”’ Whitnack recalled. When the sun came up about an hour later, he went out on his balcony and zoomed in with his camera on what police were doing, Whitnack said. He said the head was on the ground.

EDMONTON — An man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two Mounties in rural Alberta last February is now accused of murder in his uncle’s death. RCMP say Sawyer Robison is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Bradford Clarke. Clarke was found dead in his home near Killam, southeast of Edmonton, where the two officers were shot. Police searched for Robison after he was spotted leaving the scene. He was arrested peacefully three days later on a rural road after a public plea from his parents to turn himself in. Robison is in custody and is to appear in Wetaskiwin Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday. His defence lawyer, Brian Beresh, was not immediately available for comment. Robison had been granted bail in June on the attempted murder charges. Details of the bail hearing can-

Albertans wary of Chinese investment THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A survey released Wednesday suggests Albertans are wary of Chinese investment in the province — especially full ownership of Alberta companies. The University of Alberta’s China Institute polled 1,210 people just days before China National Offshore Oil Co. announced its controversial $15.1-billion deal to take over Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). “On balance, it’s a mix of positive negative. Albertans are quite conflicted in their views of China,” said institute director Gordon Houlden in an interview. The survey, which is conducted annually, found 37 per cent of those polled agreed partial Chinese investment in Alberta is acceptable, with 36 per cent disagreeing and 27 per cent undecided. But the numbers were much more extreme when it came to full ownership — only 15 per cent agreed it is acceptable, 64 per cent disagreed

and 21 per cent neither agreed nor disagreed. “When it comes to investment, Albertans are on balance negative in their views. When it comes to full ownership in particular of Alberta-based companies by Chinese enterprises, it’s seen as undesirable,” said Houlden, a former Canadian diplomat

who’s had five postings in China. Though the institute hasn’t done polling since the Nexen deal was announced, Houlden said “if anything, I think perhaps the views have become more polarized and probably more negative on balance.” The Nexen-CNOOC deal is currently being

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Sawyer Clarke Robison, 27, a man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two Mounties in rural Alberta last February, is now accused of murder in his uncle’s death.

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He could see hair, but couldn’t tell if it belonged to a man or a woman. Police took it away in a brown paper bag, he said. RCMP are working with city police to determine whether the head is linked to remains found in a ditch near Ranfurly. Mounties have said little about that case, other than that a body was found on Saturday evening. An autopsy was performed Monday. Local news media have quoted area residents who said they had heard that the body had been decapitated and was found lying in a ditch next to a running pickup truck. “We are aware of the file by the Edmonton Police Service and it’s my understanding that efforts are underway between EPS and the medical examiner’s office to identify them,” said RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton. “Our investigations are always based on facts. “At this time we don’t have any facts that confirm that their file is in any way connected to our file.”

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Tory concession ‘a thimbleful of respect’: MP GOVERNMENT AGREES TO ALLOW MORE SCRUTINY OF MASSIVE OMNIBUS BUDGET BILL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government has made another small concession to allow greater scrutiny of its massive, omnibus budget implementation bill. It agreed to a Liberal proposal Wednesday to allow nine House of Commons committees — not just the finance committee — to examine different aspects of the 400-plus-page bill, which makes changes to some 60 pieces of legislation. But Liberal finance critic Scott Brison said the concession should not be interpreted as respect for parliamentary democracy. “This is a thimbleful of respect for Parliament in a sea of contempt.” Brison noted that MPs will still be forced to make a single vote on the bill, even though it contains a diverse collection of measures, some of which opposition parties oppose, others of which they support. This is the second omnibus bill the Conservatives have introduced to implement last March’s budget. The first mammoth bill last spring triggered an oppo-

Harper to MacKay: make more DND cuts BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A leaked letter shows the prime minister told Defence Minister Peter MacKay last spring that his initial budget proposals did not cut deep enough on the administrative side of National Defence. The three-page letter — dated June 15, 2012, and obtained by The Canadian Press — was written to provide “guidance” to MacKay and General Walt Natynczyk as the Conservatives embarked on a rewrite of their marquee defence policy. The document sheds light on the divide between Stephen Harper’s office, determined to wrestle the deficit to the ground, and a defence establishment resolved to protect the budget gains of the last five years. Harper’s missive sets out what cuts he was prepared to accept, what wouldn’t work, and even suggests National Defence unload some of its surplus property. “It is important that we reduce the current overhead in regular force military and civilian personnel, and in those activities that do not directly contribute to operational readiness,” he wrote. A spokesman for MacKay said the government doesn’t comment on leaked documents and remains focused on getting the military the resources and equipment it needs. Harper’s letter to MacKay underscored that the days of ever-increasing defence spending are over, a new reality first announced in the March 29 budget and in a myriad of other public statements. “We need to acknowledge that, given the current fiscal climate, there can be no expectation that the defence budget will grow in the next few years,” he wrote. “As a result, it will be imperative that we make every effort to ensure that each dollar currently devoted to defence is targeted towards enhancing our operational capabilities.” The fact Harper had spell out everything speaks to the kind of resistance his government seems to facing from defence, said University of Ottawa defence expert Phil Lagasse. “I think it suggests there’s an appreciation on the part of the prime minister that the defence establishment has a tendency to try and do things its own way, and that it has been resistant to political direction in recent years,” he said. “Does that reflect poorly on the defence minister? Perhaps not as person, but certainly it seems to suggest that the prime minister is somewhat concerned about his defence minister’s ability to properly implement his preferences and his direction.”

sition filibuster that brought Parliament to a virtual standstill for several days. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae refused to rule out employing similar tactics to stall the second bill. He said his party’s approach will depend on the government’s willingness to accept amendments. On that score, the government signalled Wednesday that it’s not likely to accept any opposition amendments to the bill. NDP environment critic Megan Leslie asked in the Commons whether the study by committees will be strictly “look but don’t touch” or whether the bill can be amended. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty responded by noting that last week the government agreed to hive off a portion of the bill dealing with reform of MPs’ lucrative pension plan. That portion was immediately passed, with unanimous support. Flaherty said the government would look at hiving off any other portions that opposition parties care to pass unanimously. He made no mention of accepting amendments to parts of the bill for which there is no unanimous support.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said there are some things the NDP would agree to quickly pass, such as tax breaks for small business. But he doubted the Conservatives would agree. “The problem with the Conservatives is it’s always a take it or leave it approach,” Mulcair said. Rae said there are measures in the bill that Liberals support but “there are very (much) more elements” that they oppose. The bill makes changes to everything from the Indian Act and Canadian Labour Code to the Canada Shipping Act. Among other things, it kills off independent tribunals that examine such things as employment insurance premiums. Most controversially, the bill reduces regulatory obstacles to development, sharply reducing project approvals required under the Navigable Waters Protection Act and making further changes to environmental assessment laws. It exempts entirely the planned new WindsorDetroit bridge from a range of federal laws under which permits, approvals or authorizations would normally be required.





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Harper unexpectedly drops in on Ottawa wedding photo shoot OTTAWA — When a three-car motorcade rolled into the park where Laura Kelly was taking wedding photos of a young Ottawa couple over the weekend, one of the groomsmen joked that it was Lady Gaga. But the celebrity who rolled down the window and wished his best to the newlyweds was none other than Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Kelly says Harper then became, for a few minutes, the 16th member of the wedding party, posing for photos with the bride and groom — 23-year-olds Jocelyn and Patrick Sullivan of Ottawa. She says it’s been a goal of hers to get her photo taken with a celebrity, and now it’s “mission accomplished.” Kelly says it didn’t sink in until the reception later that day how rare it was to have Harper in a wedding shoot. The 22-year-old photographer says the prime minister became “the talk of the reception.”

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The enchanted world of C.S. Lewis’s wardrobe comes to the stage in Red Deer, starting on Friday. Lucy Pevensie and the Pevensie children, King Aslan and all the magical creatures in the series of fantasy novels The Chronicles of Narnia are part of Cornerstone Youth Theatre’s production of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The musical production runs from Friday to Sunday, Nov. 4, at the First Church of the Nazarene, at 2 McVicar St. in Red Deer. For tickets and show times, visit Photos (clockwise from top): Kendra Humphries plays the White Witch; the cast gathers around Edmund, played by Everett Jeffries, after he has been poisoned by the White Witch; Peter, played by Connor McKee, battles the leader of the wolves; members of the dance troupe perform; Tumnus, played by McKenna Swensrude, sings her part; extra cast as minions and animals take the stage.

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Enjoying the use of a camera instead of a rifle In recent years my interest has naturally been cial permits available to hunters with disabilities. growing in the ages-old outdoorsmen’s debate: which There is a four-liner in “2012 Alberta Hunting Regugoes first, the eyes or the legs? lations” indicating that licences are available to the So far, the eyes don’t have it, and the legs clearly eligible relating to Off Highway Vehicle use and disdo: I now know far too many aging hunters and anglers charging a firearm from an OHV, etc. Because of the who have been forced to quit either or both activities confusing definition as to whether or not my RAV4 because of leg problems, but mercifully not one -- yet qualifies as an OHV, I thought I should consult Fact -- who has been stopped by failed vision. Sheet #12, “The Facts about Hunting from There is a tracking snow falling outside the Mobility-Impaired Hunter” from the my window, but no deer season yet, and Hunting for Tomorrow website. I wonder if there will be one for me this The fact sheet bluntly states: “An ‘Offyear. When I check my outdoors diaries it Highway Vehicle’ is any vehicle not dewas a decade ago that I took my last deer, signed to be registered for highway use.” my best white tail ever. That rules out my RAV4 which, ironically, Since then I have spent most of every was purchased for the ease with which I November in my favorite deer country could get in and out of it, compared to the looking for Horseshoes, the name I gave 40 much higher FJ Cruiser. I and most of the years ago to the high and wide-racked mule disabled people I know would find it difdeer bucks I would encounter with such ficult to impossible to mount and dismount long runs of luck that they have always what does qualify as an OHV. foiled me. Serious, ethical big game hunters What I have been doing for 10 years now choose to shoot from a rest to ensure preis “counting coup,” getting close enough cise, quick, merciful kills. As opposed to a BOB to bucks to “shoot” them with a camera, to standard 4x4 with the sills and mirrors on SCAMMELL prove I could have taken them with a rifle, which to rest a rifle, there are seldom rests afoot first, and from elevated stands. Evenon what qualifies as an OVH, thus ensurtually I found it impossible to climb into ing unsteady off-hand shots that wound those stands, and getting harder to walk rough ground animals. The drafters of the regulations for disabled without falling and get up again when I did. Just three hunters did not know much about the problems of the years ago I found it was not just aging, but a mysteri- physically disabled, or the aims of all hunters. ous muscle disease. These special licences do not seem to be a big hit. I shot my last pheasant three years ago while I I can find figures for only five seasons, from 2002 to walked with a cane attached to me with a blaze orange 2006, during which the OHV permits issued are stuck lanyard; this year I blocked ditches for pheasants from at a little over 425 and the firearms discharge from an the high seat of my new crimson walker. OHV permits issued reached a high of only 32. Fortunately, many years ago I started banking highI will not be applying to add to those numbers. Eily productive sites for ground blinds against the day ther or both permits would not help me take a deer, when I might be unable to walk the woods I love. The nor would they contribute to the shooting precision I past three seasons I have been doing my watching, have always insisted on in my big game hunting. besetting, and “shooting” from what I facetiously call But that tracking snow continues falling softly, semy Mobile Ground Blind, my rig of the day, formerly a ductively, causing my sap to rise, yet again. Yes, I’ve Toyota FJ Cruiser, now a Toyota RAV4. decided, I’ll be out in my MGB at first light opening Over the years I have learned from farmer and morning of yet another season, watching for the magirancher friends who have taken deer while they were cal appearance of the deer and “counting coup” with doing chores, that deer aren’t really bothered by fa- my camera, as soon as increasing light permits. Actumiliar vehicles. Watching ”my” deer from my MGB the ally I can do this at any time of year, without benefit of past three seasons, I see them stare at my rig occasion- $74.00 worth of deer licences, even in deer season, and ally, then seem to shrug and get back about their busi- I don’t have to gut a picture, or skin it either. ness, as though saying “it’s just the old farmer again:” Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who familiarity breeds content. lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@telusFriends have suggested I should look into the spe-


Blocking a pheasant ditch in my new OHV.

Enjoy a walk through a garden or Labels don’t make park while visiting other countries it easy to find the Visiting other countries tained plants from the Pyrécan often be a whirlwind of nées Mountains that are in activities and sites to see. very close proximity but a difTake time out to walk through ferent climate from the costal a park or garden. It is relax- area. ing and gives people a differLastly the King’s Square ent view of the culture and contained plants that were of landscape. Botanical interest Formal parks which includes all are often a visual plants that didn’t feast of colors and fit into the other shapes. Botanical categories. Gardens can be As one could exvisually appealpect, changes have ing but more oftaken place in the ten they feed the garden in its 419 mind. The majoriyears of existence ty of plants will be but some have also labeled in Latin remained the same. listing the Family, The original well, Genus and Speone of the two in cies. This is usuthe region, is still ally enough inforin place. LINDA mation to connect The garden still TOMLINSON the type of plant belongs to the Medto one that is more ical Department familiar. It also of the University helps to identify plants that and is considered a working are growing through out the garden. Expect to find plants region that is being visited. that are medically relevant. The Botanical Gardens in Know what you are touching Montpellier, France are the as some of the plants are very oldest in Europe. Funding for poisonous. the initial garden was providTrees that were planted ed by Henri IV in 1593. It then centuries ago blend into tobecame an important part of day’s landscape. They provide the medical department of the shade enabling shade loving University of Montpellier. plants to thrive in an area The original gardens were that is quite arid. divided into three different The Botanical gardens areas; The King’s Gardens, are funded by the UniversiThe Queen’s Garden and The ty’s Medical Department. As King’s Square. with all educational instituThe King’s Garden was tions finances are tight and filled with plants that were excess money is not available considered to have medical to insure that all weeds are properties. It contained and removed or extra decorative still contains plants that are enhancements added. beneficial to ones health and That being said; it is free to or poisonous. visit the garden and is a great The Queen’s Garden con- place to take a break.


One has to pay an entrance fee to enter the Botanical garden in Madrid that as it is part of their park system. The garden was established in 1794 by Fernando VI who pursued botany as a hobby. He supported botanists that went through out the world collecting plants. There were 10,000 plants in the first shipment. The garden’s original symmetrical design is still intact consisting of small square or rectangle gardens surrounded by short hedges which are connected by walkways and fountains. Individual gardens are planted with plants or the same genus. Not all beds are planted but everything is neat and tidy. One area contained a vegetable garden. October is late in the season for Spain gardens but this one still contained viable tomato and gourds. Glass houses are a relatively new addition to the gardens. They contain plants that thrive in a more humid climate and or need warmer night temperatures. Madrid has an arid climate and temperatures can plummet when the sun disappears. Botanic Gardens are considered scientific or learning gardens. They exist in urban centers through out the world. A few hours in one of these gardens can be very relaxing and informative. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist that lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at or

Changing of seasons best time to get illness Today, there was stillness on my morning walk though the field and small forest. The Grey clouds hung low in the sky. Green has been replaced with yellows, reds and browns. I tucked my hands in the pocket of my jacket, protecting them from the cool air. This evening I will rummage about finding mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. Last week, two clients came in with runny noses, scratchy throats and feeling bummed out. It’s the change of season cold. In traditional medicine, the change of seaABRAH son is the most vulnerable time for developARNESON ing transient illnesses like cold or flu. In Ti- HERBS FOR LIFE betan medicine, when a patient comes down with such a illness they are advised to rest, stay warm and take hot fluids like soups and teas. Patients are cautioned that if they do not attend to a transient illness with appropriate measures, they risk the illness moving deeper into their body. For example, a cold is followed by a sinus infection, followed by bronchitis, pneumonia and chronic illness. People really do not like to rest for a week while recovering from a cold; few take this advice and continue to struggle through the day. This not only includes western culture, but

any culture. Even in remote societies which have little technology, few vehicles and live beyond the 9-5 day, children still need to be fed, elders cared for, roofs thatched and goats tended to. Since the logical solution of rest is so difficult to do, herbal medicine offers a second option: the herbal tonic. Tonics assist the body with adapting to the changing season. Spring tonics were popular when winter food was root vegetables and heavy meat. The eruption of green plants in the spring offered renewing chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals energizing the body, preparing it for spring planting. Young nettle (Utcara dioica) plants, poking up behind the barn, are a perfect spring tonic. Nettles provide the body with the nutrition absent throughout the winter. In the fall, the tonic has a different purpose. They are used to transition the body from the heat (and possibly dryness) of summer, to the cool dampness autumn brings. In many cases, fall tonics target the respiratory tract as it is most vulnerable at this time of year with airborne viruses and the irritants stirred up by harvest. My favourite tonic for the respiratory system is astragulus (Astragulus membranaceus). This is an exceptional plant. Astragulus comes from the apothecary of the Chinese herbalist where she uses it to raise vitality after sever loss of blood in post partum haemorrhage. In North America numerous clinical studies demonstrates astragulus’ remarkable ability to build both white and red blood cells.

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DRS. OZ AND ROIZEN If sour news about added fructose -- the sugary menace that messes with your liver, boosts blood pressure and stiffens arteries -- has you reading food nutrition labels to uncover where it’s hiding, you’ve got the right idea, but nutrition labels don’t make it easy to figure out the amount of sugars added to foods. Sugars may be labeled as everything from fructose to agave nectar, dextrose or cane crystals. And although health advocates are calling for better labeling, we don’t think you should wait to start removing added sugars and sugar syrups -- like high-fructose corn syrup -- from your pantry and your plate. They have no health benefit, and data show they are almost always bad for your longterm health. Why is added sugar bad for you? It alters essential proteins throughout the body, and that keeps ‘em from being fully functional for you. Case in point: People with diabetes get their hemoglobin A1C measured every three months or so to see how well they’re controlling their blood sugar levels. What they’re measuring is the sugar (glucose) that’s attached to hemoglobin proteins (part of your red blood cells). If your glucose levels are too high (your reading will be above 7 percent) then the sugar is interfering with hemoglobin protein doing its job delivering of oxygen to your cells. High A1C levels let you know that glucose is damaging your blood vessels, organs, the brain -- you name it. But it’s not just people with diabetes who have to worry about sugar damage, and it’s not just high-fructose corn syrup that causes the problem; it’s any sugar in excess. So here’s our rundown of gotta-know-’em facts about sugars, and fructose in particular. Fructose, found in high-fructose corn syrup and table sugar, as well as in brown sugar, honey, maple syrup and trendy “alternative” sweeteners like agave syrup and turbinado sugar, taxes your body, because liver cells process fructose and turn excess fructose into fat. That wasn’t a problem 50 years ago, when we picked up a smidge of fructose from fruit, vegetables and the occasional slice of pie. Today, we consume four to five times more.

The new fructose fall-out: ● A fat-choked liver. An overload of fructose is a big reason why more than 30 percent of adults in North America have built up fat in the liver -- triggering liver disease and cirrhosis. A fructose overload zaps energy the liver needs to filter your blood and build essential proteins. ● Blood-pressure boost. Downing 2 ½ cans of fructosedrenched soda a day increases your risk of high blood pressure by up to 77 percent, a major cause of stroke, heart attack, memory loss, wrinkles and impotence. Plus, fructose paves the way for type 2 diabetes by overloading cells that are inhibiting blood sugar absorption. Ready to ditch this shocking sugar? Switch to sugar-free sips. Steering clear of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages -such as fruit juice drinks, sweet teas and bottled smoothies -could cut 40 percent of added sweeteners from your diet. (If you currently drink sweetened sodas, a diet soda or two a day is a better choice, saving you from up to 66 grams of HFCS.) Spell dessert F-R-U-I-T! Tasty fresh or frozen (without sweeteners) fruit is packed with a truckload of nutrients. Yes, fruit’s sweetness comes in part from fructose, but the quantities are small (a cup of blackberries has 3.5 grams, a small apple about 9 grams) and the fiber helps keep blood sugar lower and steadier. If you just can’t kick sugar cold turkey, spread out a max of 20 grams (a smidge more than three teaspoons) of pure cane sugar over the course of a day. And don’t eat anything with more than 4 grams per serving of any added sugar or consume more than 4 grams of added sugar in any hour. And remember: Zero-calorie sweeteners -- we like stevia -- in moderation are not as disastrous to your proteins, their functions or health as sugar. Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. For more information go to

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Protecting future generations SHOULD THE ENERGY SECTOR BE LEAVING FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND TO ENSURE PROSPERITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS? “There is wide agreement that the state should protect the interests of the future in some degree against the effects of our irrational discounting, and of our preference for ourselves over our descendants.” — A.C. Pigou Pigou was an English economist who lectured at Cambridge University in the early 1900s. And he was a pretty smart guy, since he won the Adam Smith Prize in 1903, and in Wikipedia, you can see enEVAN tries on the Pigou Effect and BEDFORD Pigovian Taxes. However, as noted above, he had a tendency to write about inconvenient subjects, such as “… our preference for ourselves over our descendants.” In other words, we supposedly like ourselves more than our own grandchildren. “What?” I hear you say, “I love my grandchildren. I would do anything for them.” OK, I’ll take your word for it (even though the newest boomer acronym is SKI — short for “spend kid’s inheritance”). But does this also work at the societal level? Certainly, when Pigou wrote, Teddy Roosevelt and others were busy setting aside national parks for future generations. And these days, the people of Alberta in 2012 care enough about the people of Alberta in 2112 to be building up the Heritage Trust Fund. Which is now up to a whopping, uh … sorry, bad example. OK, so what about the fantastic gift of fossil fuels? Laid down over a period of about 300 million years, we’ve burned through the easiest half of it in the last century. But surely, we’re thinking about leaving some in the ground for the grandkids. Hmm, I guess that wasn’t a very good example, either. So why is that? Why do we collectively seem to not give a damn about the younger generations?


HERBS: Build blood For this reason, western herbalist uses astragulus to build blood in those under going chemotherapy. As a fall tonic, astragulus strengthens the immune system. It eases the itchy eyes and wheezing for those suffering with allergies and asthma. Although conventional medicine suppress the immune response to relives the symptoms of allergies and asthma, traditional medicine from around the world strengthen the immune response. This lowers the immune system sensitivity to nonthreatening irritants while boosting its efforts against real threats to health, reflecting a normal immune response. Astragulus limits the allergic response. Boosting the immune system with astragulus also helps the body over come cold and flu viruses before they get hold and result in the advised, “take time off.” I like to combine astragulus with siberian ginseng (Eleuthrococcus senticosus) and/or ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs are considered adaptogens. Adaptogens help the body adapt to stress. The change of season, with dramatic shifts in temperature and moisture are considered stressful on the body. Both herbs increase the body’s endurance while lowering the effects of mental strain. For example, both herbs have been used successfully to ease classroom stress while increasing concentration. To top off the fall tonic, I add ginger (Zingiber officinale). This warms up the body. To use astragulus, siberian ginseng and ginger as a fall immune tonic take 1 teaspoon a day for six to eight weeks. Then give the body a rest from the tonic for six weeks. Take it one more time for six weeks, one teaspoon a day. This will build immunity for winter.

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With regard to fossil fuels, orthodox economists list three reasons why we should supposedly not have to bother about leaving anything in the ground. The first reason is that rapid advances in technology will allow us to increasingly do everything more and more efficiently. Then, at some point, we’ll be close to getting tons-o-stuff for practically nothing. Woo-hoo! Party on, dude! The second reason is that we’ll leave future generations with lots and lots of machinery. We’ve already done the hard work of getting the ore out of the ground and refining it and making it into stuff. Therefore, our grandkids can sit back and take it easy. Woo-hoo! Party on, little dudes! And finally, we can use discount rates. On a personal level, this is thought to be a legitimate economic calculation. A dollar in my hand right now is worth more than a dollar (even an inflation-proof dollar) in my hand 10 years from now. So why not transfer that concept to communities and societies and inter-generational equity? Why not say that our society in 2012 is worth more than that pathetic bunch of losers who will be living in 2112? But economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb have poked holes is those three theories. First, we know that even increasing efficiencies can’t account for the fact that we now have to dig deeper and deeper into the ground to get dirtier

and dirtier fossil fuels. And there will never be an alternative energy scheme that will feed us and keep us warm as cheaply as petroleum has for the last 100 years. Never. Ask any geologist. Ask any physicist. Then Daly and Cobb look at the notion that it’ll be OK if we just leave enough stuff (ie. capital goods) for our kids. Sounds vaguely rational, but what if the grandkids choose to want a bit more energy and bit less stuff? After all, a lot of stuff uses energy to run properly. And secondly, stuff deteriorates over time. A hundred years from now, the shiny widget that’s used to make other widgets might not be quite so shiny. Whereas energy left in the ground is like money in the bank. So we just need to leave our kids enough widgets to dig it up on a rainy day and they’ll thank us. And if you don’t think that’s true, try looking one of them in the eyes and asking him or her if we should leave some of the higher quality fossil fuels for them. I dare you. Finally, Daly and Cobb look at the argument that the welfare of Canada in 2112 is less important than the welfare of Canada right now. Do I really need to tell you what they thought of that load of droppings? Evan Bedford is a local environmentalist. Direct comments, questions and suggestions to Visit the Energy and Ecology website at







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Filtered by Paul Boultbee is on exhibit at Café Pichilingue. The title Filtered refers to the coffee filters used in the mixed media works, which also include fabric from pyjamas. The exhibit is hanging in the cafe until Oct. 31.


Friday ● Central Alberta Dancers Octoberfest Dinner and Dance is Oct. 26 at Valley Centre Hall. Music by Country Gems. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the dance will start at 8 p.m. A late lunch will be served. Tickets are $30 per person. Call Irv at 403-986-7170. ● Coats For Kids Campaign runs from Oct. 9 to the 27. Gently used winter coats for children and adults are needed and appreciated, and can be dropped off at the following locations: Classic Cleaners and Tailors, Sterling Cleaners, three locations of Ultra Cleaners, Mustang Laundry and Parkland Coverall Cleaning. The coats are cleaned free of charge and distributed through the Red Deer Clothing Bank. For more information call Teresa at 403-358-6555. ● Zed 99 Haunted House — Lost Souls — presented by Border Paving will take place Oct. 19 to 31. This years host sponsor is Pride Investments Ltd, and has provided the location at 7710 50 Ave, Lion Plaza. The host ticket outlet is Albert’s Restaurant in the Coop Plaza, with advance tickets now on sale. General admission for all ages is $10 and reserved Fast Pass tickets are $12. Weekend matinees are $8 per person and are child friendly. Group tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more for $8 each and are available by contacting the Boys and Girls Club at 403-342-6500. Not recommended for children under 7, children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Evening shows are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with special events on Friday and Saturday evenings. Proceeds help support the Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer. Visit for more details. ● The Sky Family with the gospel in blazing Irish dance with fiddles will be at Bentley Ag Centre on Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. for seniors and at 7 p.m. for the general public. Follow the blue balloons. Contact Treva at 403-748-4945. The group will also be at Rimbey Church of the Nazarene on Oct. 27, 7 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Contact Glenis at 403-843-2671. Love offerings will be accepted at both locations. ● Silver Blades senior skating is offered on Fridays, 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. at Red Deer Arena. Enjoy exercise and fun with other skaters aged 50 plus. Phone the Recreation Centre for more information and to sign up for the program. ● Drop-in Pre-school Storytime is offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Stories, songs, and crafts for three to five year olds. Phone 403-346-4688. ● Innisfail Public Library used book sale will be held until the end of Oct. Purchase two bags of books for $5. Phone 403-227-4407. ● Daughters of Wisdom Farewell will be held on Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. There will be a Mass of thanksgiving followed by a reception and program. Contact Christine at 403392-1279. ● Lacombe Christmas Light Exchange offers Lacombe residents a box of energy efficient LED lights in exchange for two strings of inefficient, incandescent exterior holiday house lights, available from Lacombe City Hall. Co-sponsored by Fortis Alberta, the program continues until the holiday season or while supplies last. Phone 403782-1263.

Saturday ● Central Alberta Singles dance will be held Oct. 27 at Penhold Hall. Music by Wise Choice. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. For information, call Elaine at 403-3417653 or Bob at 403-304-7440. ● Red Deer Runners meet at the Red Deer Recreation Centre every Saturday at 9 a.m. for a fun run. Novice to advanced runners who want to meet new people and enjoy the social atmosphere of a group are invited to participate touring around the city on sidewalks and city trails, and learn more about the trails. Once a month the group hosts a fun event. See, or phone 403-347-0430.

● The Great Big Night — featuring Brent Trout, liberty horse demonstration show at 5 p.m. and live music featuring Ty Hart and the Wylde Ryde, live from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy carriage rides from 4 to 6 p.m., free pony rides for children four to five years old, and a pig roast and 12-hour smoked brisket midnight buffet. This fundraiser for Brent Trout, who works with the horses at Heritage Ranch, and is waiting for a kidney transplant, will take place Oct. 27. at Heritage Ranch. The cost is $75 per adult and $20 per child, all inclusive. $30 per adult ticket goes straight to help Brent Trout and family with expenses incurred during down time from training. Tickets are available from the ranch at 403-3474977 or by emailing ● Children’s Services of the Red Deer Public Library Downtown presents Halloween Storytime on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for ages four to nine. Come dressed in your Halloween costume. Call 403-346-4688. ● Red Deer Public Library, Dawe branch Family Literacy Storytime — Howling Halloween is on Oct. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. Families with preschool children are invited to drop in for stories, rhymes and crafts. Babies are included too. Call 403-341-3822. ● Senior Citizens Downtown House musical jam session and dance for all musicians and music lovers are held the last Saturday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. Next session Oct 27. Admission $3, includes refreshments. Call 403-346-4043, or contact Henry at 403-747-2534. ● You can’t scare me! party has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 27 at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Phone 403-346-4688. ● Norwegian Laft Hus Society Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Lefse will be available for purchase. Contact norwegianlafthus@, or phone 403-347-2055. ● Nature Savvy Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. Enjoy a nature-themed craft or activity. All ages invited to drop in and for a seasonal natureinspired craft or activity. Phone 403-346-2010. ● Family Drop-In Halloween at Kerry Wood Nature Centre has hands-on activities, games and creepy critters on Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission by donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. Adults must accompany children. Phone 403-3462010. ● Ladies Night Out in support of Family Services of Central Alberta Building Incredible Babies program will be held on Oct. 27 at iHotel (formerly Holiday Inn on 67 St. ). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy comedians, mini-fashion show, appetizers, cash bar, silent auction, raffles, door prizes, and more. Tickets available at or by phoning 403-343-6400.

Sunday ● Central Alberta Vintage Motorcycle Group’s Annual Fall Swap Meet is on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stockman’s Pavilion, Westerner Grounds. Admission is $5. For more information call 403-755-6308 or email jbhonda@ No dogs allowed. ● Family Sundays at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will be held in conjunction with the exhibit Profit and Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade, 1779-1821 on Sundays at 2 p.m. The Make A Medicine Bag program is on Oct. 28. First Nation Elder Bertha Poor and granddaughter Jennifer Poor will share their traditional knowledge and help you create a small medicine bag. Adult supervision required. Program included with regular admission. Supply fee is $5. Phone Rod at 403-309-8405 or email ● Adult Services of the Red Deer Public Library Downtown present Sunday Cinema on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium. The film being shown is The Innocents, starring Deborah Kerr. Call 403-346-2100. ● Botha Old Time Dances are held on the second Friday and the last Sunday of each month at Botha Community Hall, Sept. through June with some exceptions. No dances Sundays, Dec. 30 and June 30, 2013, and Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Dancing is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Sundays, both with admission of $10. Different popular old time bands each dance. On Friday, please contribute to and enjoy a pooled lunch served at 11 p.m. On Sunday, please contribute to and enjoy a pooled luncheon of buns/sandwiches and desserts to be shared by all, served at 5 p.m. For more information, call Doug at 403-742-3994. ● Sylvan Lake Spooktacular Extravaganza is on Oct. 28 between 1 and 4 p.m. at Sylvan Lake Community Centre. Fun for families and children of all ages, this event includes games, face painting, bouncers, crafts, costume contest, and photos by Nicole Wade Photography; photos are free with a donation to the food bank. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed and urged to call 403-887-2199. ● Bentley United Church holds services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship are offered following the service. Call Rev. Adam Kilner at 403-885-4780, or Gail at 403-748-2935.

Monday ● Canadian Mental Health Association, Central Alberta (CMHA) is hosting Norm Costigan, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Alberta Health Services to discuss Borderline Personality Disorder from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library Downtown. Register in advance by calling CMHA at 403-342-2266. Visit ● Monday Melodies at Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be on Oct. 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Seniors invited to drop in and celebrate nature inspired music, refreshments, and a take a short nature walk. Admission by suggested donation of $2 per person. Phone 403-346-2010. ● Ponoka T.O.P.S. meets on Mondays at Ponoka United Church. Weigh in is held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the meeting to follow from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Please use the south entrance. Contact Cheryl at 403-348-9893, or Betty at 783-2248. ● Canadian Mental Health Association, Central Alberta (CMHA) is hosting evenings in Oct. for people with an interest in mental health. Hear Norm Costigan, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Alberta Health Services discuss the topics from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library Downtown. October 29 topic is Borderline Personality Disorder. Register in advance by calling CMHA at 403-342-2266. Visit www.reddeer. ● 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. No need to preregister. Classes are also available in Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House and Innisfail. For information call 403-346-6772 or email ttcsredd@ ● Harris-Warke Gallery Annual Fundraiser — Beer and Pizza — runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 9. Artists have donated a piece of art that will fit into a beer cup or pizza box. A silent auction will be held, culminating in a grand closing last-minute bidding session on Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. All proceeds will be used to assist in gallery operations and upgrades. Email to

Tuesday ● Hocus Pocus Halloween Party invites teens dress in costume and enter the witches’ lair, indulge in frog’s breath brew, an eyeball, spider, bat

wing and more on Oct. 30 from 3:45 to 5:15 in Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. See, or phone 403-7551146. ● Bower Place Community Association seniors’ coffee and card parties are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Bower Kin Place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Join the fun on Oct. 30. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632. ● Veterans Affairs Canada presentation on benefits for retired Canadian Armed Forces takes place on Oct. 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. To register, call 403-343-6074 to reserve a seat. ● Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Country Gold North. The cost is $6. Phone 403346-4043. Lunch provided by donations. ● Wild Rose Harmonizers invites men who love to sing barbershop quartet to meet for rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Davenport Church of Christ. Singers are needed for the busy upcoming Christmas season. For more information on membership or booking performances visit, or phone David at 403-3421318 or Marvin at 403-343-0223.

Wednesday ● Halloween Safe House at Victoria Park will be offered by staff and residents on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children and their parents welcome for Halloween treats at 9 Avery St. Phone 403-309-1957. ● Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Country Express is on Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6, or $11.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035.

Thursday ● Shady Nook Hall annual general meeting takes place on Nov. 1 starting at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call Lynn at 403-342-0353. ● Living With Cancer Support Group provides a casual non-denominational forum for individuals and their loved ones to discuss their cancer diagnosis or treatments, or just socialize with others at Gaetz Memorial United Church on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Phone 403-347-2244. ● West Park Community Ladies Drop In Coffee Time will meet the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the West Park Activity Centre. The group encourages neighbours including West Lake and West Park Estates to join the fun. Refreshments provided by WPCA. Contact Arlene at 403-346-0058. ● First Thursdays in the Snell offer free chamber music concerts from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the Snell Auditorium on the first Thursday of each month. Café Noir will sponsor the series and provide free coffee and tea. Bring lunch, or purchase at the café. November 1 event features pianists Anita Bhadresa and Cheryl Cooney and mezzosoprano Sharon Braun presenting Where Poppies Grow, as musical guests. Phone 403-342-9122. Free will donation at the door. ● Red Deer Legion singles bridge is offered on Thursdays at 1 p.m. year round. This is sociallevel bridge and is open to everyone including beginners. Phone 403-343-1768 or 403-342-0035, or just drop in. ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Peace Hills Country Ramblers Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-6165, 403-986-7170, or 403-346-3896.

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Ride for the Children will be held Nov. 17 leaving from Precision Cycle Works in Gasoline Alley East at 1 p.m. and heading to Red Deer and District Food Bank. Non-perishable food items and cash donations greatly accepted by Central Alberta Vintage Motorcycle Group. Phone John at 403-3414022 or email to ● Restoring Hope Fall Fundraising Banquet in support of Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Cen-

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Husband should make it clear wife is part of family now HUSBAND’S STEPMOTHER SAID FAMILY NEVER WANTED WIFE AND SHE FEELS UNWELCOME AT FAMILY EVENTS Dear Annie: A few years ago, I met the most amazing man. “Jim” is the love of my life. I fell in love with his family, too. The problem is, after a year of marriage, I received a text message from my mother-in-law (Jim’s stepmother) stating that his family has never wanted me around and they don’t like me. I get along with Jim’s siblings, all MITCHELL of whom live out & SUGAR of town, and they have assured me that they do not feel this way. Jim works away from home for weeks at a time. When he is away, I am not invited to family dinners and outings the way I am when he is here. Then, I feel unwelcome when they do include both of us. I have told Jim that I will no longer attend his family functions. But is this fair to him? Is there anything I can do to rectify the situation? Should I ask Jim to speak to his father? I would hate to cut this good man out of my life. — Hurt in Pennsylvania Dear Hurt: What a nasty bunch you’ve married into. Even if Jim’s stepmother is the only one who dislikes you, the others are following her directives. Your husband should make it clear to all of them that you are his family now, and they should treat you with respect and consideration, or they risk losing both of you. Meanwhile, have you invited his siblings and parents to your home? Hospitality works both ways. Do your best to ingratiate yourself and see whether it helps before you throw in the towel. Dear Annie: My cousin’s bat mitzvah was held at a resort in the middle of nowhere. Getting there would have involved a long train ride, plus the hotel costs, and I would have had to share a room with my parents (I’m 35). I politely declined. My aunt and uncle are well off, and I only work part time. I prefer to save my money. Recently, I received an invitation to


their daughter’s wedding. This would mean a tremendous amount of money on my part, plus I’d have to take off from work. So I RSVP’d that I couldn’t come. Now my aunt thinks I’m being unreasonable. She says I’m alienating my family. I say my aunt and uncle aren’t being fair to their guests. Shouldn’t we be allowed to save our money and vacation days for our own leisure? These “destination weddings” can be a problem. When another cousin married, I attended, but didn’t give a gift because it cost me $150 just to get there. Isn’t that enough? — New York Dear New York: Not really. We agree that destination weddings are often a burden on the guests, so if you cannot afford to attend, it’s OK to decline. But you should send a gift or a card with your sincere good wishes. And when you do come to these events, a gift is expected. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Offer to take candid photographs for the couple. Or get them a bottle of inexpensive sparkling wine. Write them a poem and frame it. Use your imagination. Dear Annie: “No Name Anywhere” wanted to tactfully ask her boyfriend to remove the personal effects of his late wife. You suggested she offer to help and said, “If he has children, perhaps they would like to go through her belongings.” She should insist on it. When my dear mother-in-law passed away, my father-in-law’s new wife promptly donated everything to a thrift store. Dad didn’t care. The children, however, were not pleased that so many treasured items were gone without their having had a chance to go through them. This put additional strain on forging a relationship with a new stepmother. — Been There Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

wavelength as everybody else, especially when you’re involved in a legal dispute. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Conflicts arise as a difference of opinion over joint Thursday, October 25 sources cause you to rethink of your set of CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: values. A critical point in this disparity could Ciara, 27; Katy Perry, 28; Chad Smith, 51 indicate the presence of some unanticipated THOUGHT OF THE DAY: circumstances revolving money The governor of our nurturing owed to you or within a love reside, the Moon is in a tense lationship. A pleasurable activity aspect to the bold and assercould prove to be too costly. tive planet, Mars. Moodiness GEMINI (May 21-June 20): will preponderate. Fortunately, Lately, you’ve gained a certain Mercury, the spokesperson freedom or liberation associated planet, will glide smoothly to your daily life. You are able to alongside Venus, the planet do the same things but differently. of peace. Despite our tendenIt doesn’t feel so conventional anycies towards rash behaviours, more. Thinking outside the box and sweet words could easily rebringing innovative ideas prove to store some needed heartiness be productive. today. CANCER (June 21-July 22): ASTRO HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If Take good care of your physical DOYNA born on this day, your nature and spiritual health. Duty and recan be described as both sponsibility could weigh heavily practical and sensitive. You on your shoulders today. It is also possess a varied range of inpossible that certain co-workers terests and you are not afraid to confront a drain you and ask more of you than you can challenge. This year, a cycle is completing handle. Pour your heart out to someone you an end where some ongoing development have faith in. is reaching a conclusion. You seek a higher LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The feeling that purpose in your life and you’ll be doing some you have to split yourself between your social soul searching. circle and your loved one might cause some ARIES (March 21-April 19): During this strain. Just retire in your cocoon and live an period, you are particularly fervent and more orderly life. You are protective of your space daring than usual. New experiences appeal and you don’t want to waste your precious to you yet a predisposition to some irritabiltime. ity could cause you to fire up and be strongVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are finally ly opinionated. It’s hard to be on the same getting this sense of relief which stems from


Pregnant women in U.S. urged to get whooping cough vaccination BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby. The advice follows a frightening resurgence of the dreaded childhood disease. More than 32,000 cases, including 16 deaths, have been reported so far this year, and 2012 is on track to be the nation’s worst year for whooping cough since 1959. It’s only the second time a vaccine has been advised for all women during pregnancy. Flu shots were first recommended for them in the 1990s. The new advice was approved in a vote Wednesday by the government’s vaccine advisory panel. Federal health officials usually adopt the group’s

guidance and promote it to doctors and the public. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious disease. Its name comes from the sound children make as they gasp for breath. Despite long-standing childhood immunizations, cases have been climbing in the past decade. Most are infants two months and younger — too young to be vaccinated because their immune systems are too immature. Health officials increasingly have pushed to get older children and adults vaccinated, to reduce the number of carriers who might infect vulnerable infants. An estimated 30 to 40 per cent of infected newborns got the disease from their mothers. After a whooping cough epidemic in California, the panel last year recommended a one-time dose of a combination vaccine for expectant mothers, either before or during pregnancy.

● First Annual Pursuit Ski and Snowboard Film Festival will be held on Nov. 7 and 8 at Scott Block. All proceeds will go to the Mountain Access Program which will work in partnership with the Youth and Volunteer Centre to send deserving individuals for a day of skiing or snowboarding. Tickets are $15 for one night or $25 for both nights and they are available Dose Coffee and Love, Traptow’s Cool Beans, Allrose Skateboards and Snowboards, Wipe Out Ski and Bike and Anchor in Sylvan Lake, or from Doors open at 6 and the movies start at 7 p.m. Information about films online. Phone 403-986-6190 ext. 104. ● Occupy Red Deer Winter Clothing Drive welcomes boots, gloves, tuques, winter jackets, winter socks, sweaters, pants, and other winter clothing items, or money to purchase items for those in need. Donations can be dropped off, or picked up. Contact Derrick at 403-506-0303, or ● Donations of clean, insulated winter coats may be dropped off in the donation bin at West 49 store in Bower Place Shopping Centre until Nov. 21. In exchange the store will give $25 off any winter jacket purchase. Tuques and mitts also welcome. Used jackets will be distributed through the local charity Berachah Place. See or phone 403-348-0961. ● Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs has openings for their upcoming courses in Fall Tune up on Nov. 7 and 8, Personal Directive on Nov. 1, Jin Shin Jyutsu on Nov. 1, and Red Cross Babysitting on Nov. 2 and 3. For costs and registration phone 403-342-1059 online at ● Home for the Holidays — a Christmas brunch for women — will be held on Nov. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Deer Park Alliance Church. Enjoy brunch, Christmas music, a speaker and a Christmas floral demonstration from Michaels craft store. A limited number of tickets will be available until Nov. 16 for $7 each. Contact the church office at 403-343-1511. ● Local blues/roots singer songwriter saxophonist John Rutherford will perform on Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Hub. Opening act will be Claude Godin. Tickets cost $15 per person, or $30 per family. Cash only at the door. Come early to help support Loaves and Fishes through the sale of the refreshments. Phone 403-340-4869. ● Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society presents Fiddler on the Roof at Ponoka United Church with dinner show performances on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7

and 8, and non-meal matinees on Dec. 2 and 9. Costs for dinner theatre shows are $40 for adults, $30 for youth ages six to 11 years, and $10 for children ages five years and under. Show only tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages six to 11 years, and free for children ages five years and under. For tickets or information, phone 403-7834087, or email to ● Julestue Scandinavian Bazaar will be held on Nov. 3 at Spruce View Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To book a vendor table, or for information call Joanne at 403-227-4917. Table rental is $35. ● Soroptimist International of Central Alberta Pyjamas and Pearls Fundraising Dinner, Nov. 3 at I-Hotel 67th (formerly Holiday Inn on 67 St.). Come dressed in your favourite pyjamas and pearls, dance to the music of C.J. Berube — Elvis Presley Tribute artist. Tickets cost $75 per person, or $555 for a table of eight. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., raffles, pyjama contest, silent auction and more. Proceeds support women and girls locally and globally. For tickets, contact Sherri at 403-340-3924, or 403-343-6099. ● Gallery on Main presents Gallery Mosaic, the start of the fall season. Upcoming classes: Alberta’s Creative Heartland on Nov. 3. A watercolour class instructed by Sonja Zacharias from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supplies and lunch included in the $75 fee; Acrylic Flowers on Nov. 17, instructed by Dee Poisson; and Acrylic Watercolour Paper, on Nov. 24, instructed by Marianne Harris. Visit ● Red Deer Symphony Orchestra will perform as part children’s book and CD release on Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. at CrossRoads Church. Akai and Mamoo’s Ocean Adventure about water contamination, written by Calgary authors Irene Herremans, Holly Speer, and Renay Eng-Fisher, and CD release of Everybody’s World, featuring 16 songs that were originally created for book will be featured. For ticket more information, call 403-242-3386. ● Visions Country Gospel Concert will be held at Blackfalds United Church, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and free for youth and children ages 16 years and under. A silent auction will be held, and refreshments will be served. See, or call 403-885-4780. ● Scripts at Work presents Putting it to Paper: Splash Writing for New Playwrights with David van Bell — Calgary-based playwright, director, actor, co-artistic director of Ghost River Theatre. The workshop takes place on Nov. 4, 1 to 5 p.m. in Studio B at Red Deer College Arts Centre. The cost is $20. Attendance on a first come, first served basis and is limited to 16 participants. To register, contact Lynda at 403-343-4054 or email

no longer feeling codependent or tied down financially to your partner. Ventures and options are more available which makes you feel liberated in a way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are not seeing eye to eye with your loved one. Your relationship seems too predictable or outworn and routine offsets the romance in your union. The way you perceive your partner will turn into a completely new outlook from now on. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You crave to do something enjoyable; nonetheless, you are not certain that you have the sufficient funds for it. A strong urge pushes you to break free of your daily routine. You strive for something more unconventional. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You find yourself in a strong position where domestic issues reside. Your traditional values and your and the way you approach your home life will have a strong sense of unity. Pleasant sentimental feelings about your past

come into picture today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Connecting to your peers will give you a satisfactory feeling. Even though you are traditionally responsible and patient, today, your personal needs feel less stressed. It’s a great time to seek advice from older people. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You evaluate your basic needs versus what you desire to bring to its goal. For the time being, your dreams are not allowing you yet to enjoy yourself as you are not receiving the compensations you had hoped for. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are embarking into a journey of self-discovery and self healing. Heightened spiritual awakenings predominate within your soul as you are searching for something or someone to fill in your void. Astro Doyna — Internationally Syndicated Astrologer/Columnist.



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LEE DONE FOR YEAR Dallas Cowboys leading tackler Sean Lee has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season because of a right big toe injury. Coach Jason Garrett said that Lee will have surgery in the “next week or so.” Garrett says an MRI showed ligament damage that will require the surgery and end hopes of Lee possibly being able to return in four to six weeks. Lee, a thirdyear pro, also calls the defensive signals for the Cowboys. The Cowboys signed veteran linebacker Ernie Sims, who played 13 games last year for Indianapolis. Dallas also put punter Chris Jones on injured reserve. The Cowboys host the Giants this Sunday.


● High school football: CAHSFL consolation semifinals, Lacombe at West Central, 4 p.m. Rocky Mountain House. High school girls volleyball: Interlock at Hunting Hills — Sylvan Lake vs. Stettler, Hunting Hills vs. Stettler, JVs at 6 and 7:30 p.m.; Hunting Hills vs. Ponoka, Sylvan Lake vs. Stettler, seniors at 6 p.m.; Hunting Hills vs. Stettler, Sylvan Lake vs. Ponoka, seniors at 7:30 p.m. ● College women’s hockey: NAIT at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Vikings vs. Carpet Doctor, Grandview Allstars vs. Carstar, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.


● College soccer: ACAC men’s championship at RDC, Lakeland vs, Concordia noon, RDC Kings vs. Grande Prairie, 2:20,p.m.. ● High school football: CAHSFL semifinals, Notre Dame at Stettler, 3:45 p.m.; Sylvan Lake at Hunting Hills, 7:15 p.m. Great Chief Park. ● College basketball: Grant MacEwan at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow.

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WORLD SERIES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Wednesday night’s opener. Sandoval hit a solo home run to right-centre in the first, a two-run, opposite-field drive to left in the third and another bases-empty shot into the centrefield batter’s eye in the fifth. He joined Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols (2011) as the only players with three-homer games in the Series. Barry Zito, who like Sandoval watched the 2010 Series opener from the dugout, won by allowing one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. Sandoval went 4 for 4 with four RBIs, also singling in the seventh against Jose Valverde. He became the first Giants player with a three-homer game at home since Barry Bonds in August 1994 at Candlestick Park. Verlander was chased after allowing five runs and six hits in four innings, his shortest start this year. He threw 98 pitches, and Detroit manager Jim Leyland could alter his rotation and start him in Game 4 on short rest instead of Max Scherzer. That would enable Verlander to pitch a possible Game 7, again on three days’ rest. Verlander was 0-2 as a rookie in the 2006 Series against St. Louis but had been superb this October, entering with a 3-0 record and a 0.74 ERA. Madison Bumgarner, 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA for the Giants in two post-season outings, starts Game 2 on Thursday against Detroit’s Doug Fister, who has a 1.35 ERA with no decisions in two post-season appearances this year. The Series then shifts to the Motor City for Game 3 on Saturday. The winner of the opener has claimed the title 66 of 107 times, including eight of last nine. The NL is seeking to win three straight Series for first time since 1979-82. Sandoval hit the first bases-loaded triple in AllStar game history off Verlander in July, and kept on going against the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner. He connected on a high 95 mph pitch with an 0-2 count in the first inning and sent the ball just over the wall in right-centre. Then, on the very next pitch after a mound visit by Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones in the third, Sandoval hit a two-run, opposite-field drive into the seats in left for a 4-0 lead. Verlander simply said, “Wow!”

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San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval rounds the bases after hitting his second home run against the Detroit Tigers during Game one of baseball’s World Series, Wednesday, in San Francisco. Sandoval hit three home runs to lead the Giants to a 8-3 victory.

Full NHL schedule facing deadline LEAGUE SAYS FULL SEASON NOT POSSIBLE ONCE DEADLINE PASSES TODAY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The NHL’s labour talks have entered a dark period. When that will lift is anyone’s guess. Rather than working towards progress on a new collective bargaining agreement in the coming days, the league is expected to start making grim announcements that will be alltoo-familiar to fans who lived through the 2004-05 lockout. It’s a virtual certainty that a full 1,230-game schedule won’t be played, with commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledging Wednesday that “it looks like an 82-game season (for each team) is not going to be a reality.” “Things seem to be not progressing the way we would like — it’s disappointing,” Bettman told reporters at a press conference announcing the Islanders

move to Brooklyn in 2015. The NHL had set a Thursday deadline to reach a new deal with the NHL Players’ Association that would allow for the puck to drop on Nov. 2. But all signs point to that deadline passing quietly. An invitation from the union to reopen talks was quickly rebuffed on Tuesday night because the NHL said it had been told the NHLPA wasn’t prepared to offer something new. “The players made multiple core-economic proposals (last week) that were a significant move in the owners direction,” said NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. “We are and continue to be ready to meet to discuss how to resolve our remaining differences, with no preconditions. For whatever reason, the owners are not.

“At the same time they are refusing to meet, they are winding the clock down to yet another artificial deadline they created.” All regular-season games through Nov. 1 have already been cancelled — 135 in total — but there was hope that they might be revived as part of a condensed schedule. The next round of cancellations, expected by Friday according to a source, will ensure the bestcase scenario for 2012-13 is a shortened season. The Jan. 1 Winter Classic game between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings at the Big House is already in serious jeopardy, as is the Jan. 27 all-star game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. One veteran labour negotiator believes the NHL’s CBA talks have played out as expect-

ed so far because “nobody has lost any money yet.” “(They’re) getting closer though,” he added. Players are scheduled to miss their second paycheques next week — this one larger than what they would have received during the abbreviated Oct. 15 pay period — while owners are facing more empty dates for their arenas and the growing possibility that some fans won’t return when the work stoppage ends. The permanent cancellation of games will add a new wrinkle to negotiations. To this point, the sides have been trying to work out how to split up $3.3-billion in annual revenues, but the pie will be smaller by the time a new agreement is finally reached.

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CFR bringing the best to Edmonton The city of Edmonton is gearing up to go all qualifiers being able to pursue their rocountry, as it prepares to welcome the na- deo dreams. While he made nearly $21,000 tion’s best competitors to the Canadian Fi- during the regular season, Cassidy is still nals Rodeo. A preview news conference for counting on what he makes in Edmonton the event at Rexall Place Tuesday attracted to push his rodeo pursuits into the profit a large crowd and even featured a real cow range. When asked about his heroes, Cassiand calf promoting Farmfair International dy wrote down ‘Mom and Dad’, adding withand the accompanying River City Round out the support of his parents, he wouldn’t Up festival. be searching for his fourth Canadian title. But the show stealers were “I won my first two Canadisix contestants, representing an buckles back to back,” said the major rodeo events at the Cassidy, 31. “I’d really like to win CFR. Long-time rodeo announcone more. To have four would er Les McIntyre told the packed be the same as dad, and Blaine house at arena dirt level that Pederson. It’s one of the goals cowboys and cowgirls focus on you set for yourself to get accombeing at the CFR in Edmonton plished. After I’d won my second, in November from the moment dad said to me ‘well, two more to they enter their first rodeo in go, sonny!’ When I won last year, the spring at Camrose. I said to him, ‘well, I’m getting This year’s CFR is Nov. 7-11 closer!’”, he smiled. DIANNE at Rexall Place. Bull rider Jody Turner reFINSTAD To help the fans get more favealed to the audience his hidmiliar with the cowboys, McInden talent is that he can whip up tyre manoeuvred them through a a mean onion dip in the kitchen. quiz show style dialogue, where The 2003 Canadian champion is the six all had to answer a variety of ques- back in Edmonton for the first time since tions on a white board and then reveal their 2008. answers. They proved themselves witty, “I think I’m kind of getting to the end funny and downright smart. of my rope here,” admitted the Cochrane For instance, defending Canadian steer cowboy, who finished third in the season wrestling champion Cody Cassidy of Don- standings. “I think I had to prove it to myalda had a quick reply when asked what self. I wanted to be back here. I’ve kind of the best part of CFR was for him. been fighting injuries (over the years) to get ‘The money!’ (I have a wife) he wrote in here, but had a pretty injury free season, brackets, bringing chuckles to the crowd. and wanted it a lot more, I guess. But the truth is the $1.4 million dollar “I’ve got a few more things on my plate, purse in Edmonton is a key component to so I’ve got to step it up and make money.


That’s how it is.” Team roper Jeff Robson is another comeback story. He’s at his first CFR since 2007, and has switched positions in that time. “I’m more excited this year,” the Airdrie family man said. “I made it back heading. That’s something I switched (from heeling) about three years ago, and it’s been a battle to get back to this level of competition. But it’s been a fun ride. “The second thing is my kids are all old enough now they’ll remember getting to see dad rope at the CFR. My youngest kids didn’t remember that from before, so this will be fun.” Robson will be roping with his season partner, Klay Whyte, but they’ll be one of only four teams that started the year together who will be matched up at Edmonton. Robson and the other team ropers are also relieved and encouraged to see a prizemoney increase for their event and a payout to five places again. Saddle bronc season leader Rylan Geiger had a revealing answer to his ‘memorable CFR moment’ question. He hasn’t stopped thinking about falling off in the final round last year, which cost him the championship. It’s been the motivating factor for a very successful $37,187 season and is something that makes him want the Canadian buckle even more this year. He also told the crowd his hidden talent is money management and that he’s becoming adept at stock market trading.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012



WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Prince Albert 13 8 3 0 2 44 Brandon 13 6 5 2 0 46 Swift Current 15 5 6 3 1 43 Moose Jaw 13 6 5 1 1 42 Regina 14 6 7 1 0 37 Saskatoon 14 5 9 0 0 37 Central Division GP W LOTLSOL Calgary 12 8 2 1 1 Edmonton 13 7 3 1 2 Red Deer 16 7 7 1 1 Lethbridge 14 6 7 1 0 Medicine Hat 14 5 8 1 0 Kootenay 12 4 8 0 0

GA 39 52 44 44 44 55

Pt 18 14 14 14 13 10

GF 46 46 41 38 47 29

GA 35 36 49 43 52 41

Pt 18 17 16 13 11 8

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Kamloops 13 12 0 0 1 61 Victoria 13 9 4 0 0 39 Kelowna 13 6 5 1 1 48 Prince George 13 5 7 1 0 41 Vancouver 10 2 8 0 0 29

GA 30 39 40 52 42

Pt 25 18 14 11 4

U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Tri-City 14 9 3 1 1 45 34 20 Spokane 12 9 3 0 0 48 34 18 Portland 12 8 3 1 0 43 27 17 Everett 13 5 7 0 1 34 47 11 Seattle 10 5 5 0 0 33 38 10 Notes — a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SOL (shootout loss). Wednesday’s results Moose Jaw 3 Lethbridge 2 Medicine Hat 4 Kelowna 3 (SO) Regina 3 Kootenay 0 Spokane at Prince George, Late Brandon at Vancouver, Late

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Manchester 4 3 1 0 0 14 St. John’s 6 3 3 0 0 18 Portland 5 2 2 1 0 25 Providence 4 2 2 0 0 10 Worcester 4 0 3 0 1 9 Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL 3 3 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 5 1 3 1 0 4 1 3 0 0

Thursday’s games No Games Scheduled.

Lake Erie

East Division W LOTLSOL 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 0

GF 21 19 14 14 6

4 3 2 2

2 0 2 2

0 0 0 0

0 23 22 1 16 7 1 12 13 0 9 12 GF 12 12 12 6 10

GA 10 14 14 13 14

8 7 5 4 Pt 8 4 3 3 3

South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 5 3 1 0 1 16 14 7 Oklahoma City 5 3 2 0 0 16 14 6 Texas 6 3 3 0 0 13 19 6 Houston 5 2 2 1 0 17 15 5 San Antonio 4 2 2 0 0 7 9 4 Note: Two points awarded for a win, one for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s results Portland 4 St. John’s 0 Connecticut 5 Albany 2 Texas 3 Milwaukee 1 Tuesday’s results St. John’s 8 Portland 7 (OT) Rochester 3 Hamilton 1 Oklahoma City 4 Lake Erie 3 Thursday’s game San Antonio at Rockford, 6:05 p.m.

GA 10 22 24 11 19

Pt 6 6 5 4 1

GA 8 7 12 22 10

Pt 6 6 4 3 2

GA 17 12 12 16 12

Pt 9 8 7 3 0

WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA 6 4 2 0 0 20 11

Pt 8

Syracuse Norfolk Binghamton Hershey W-B/Scranton

GP 5 4 5 4 4

GF 13 13 11 18 9

6 4 5 4

Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL Chicago 5 4 1 0 0 Milwaukee 5 2 3 0 0 Grand Rapids 4 1 2 0 1 Peoria 4 1 2 1 0 Rockford 5 1 3 0 1

Canadian Hockey League top 10 poll TORONTO — The Canadian Hockey League’s weekly top-10 poll for the 2012-13 season (previous ranking in parentheses): 1. (1) Kamloops Blazers (WHL, 12-0-0-1) 2. (3) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL, 12-1-0-0) 3. (2) Quebec, Remparts (QMJHL, 10-1-0-0) 4. (4) Oshawa Generals (OHL, 8-4-0-1) 5. (5) Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL, 102-0-2) 6. (6) Owen Sound Attack (OHL, 7-1-0-1) 7. (-) Guelph Storm (OHL, 9-2-0-1) 8. (7) Prince Albert Raiders (WHL, 7-2-0-2) 9. (8) Portland Winterhawks (WHL, 7-3-1-0) 10. (9) Barrie Colts (OHL, 9-3-0-1) Honourable Mentions Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL, 10-3-0-1); (10) Calgary Hitmen (WHL, 8-2-1-1); Tri-City Americans (WHL, 9-3-1-1).

Bridgeport Springfield Adirondack Connecticut Albany

Friday’s games Moose Jaw at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Calgary, 7 p.m. Regina at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Brandon at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Victoria at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Spokane at Everett, 8:35 p.m. Tri-City at Seattle, 8:35 p.m.

Rochester Abbotsford Toronto Hamilton

Saturday, Oct. 27 Moose Jaw at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Regina at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Red Deer 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Brandon at Prince George, 8 p.m. Seattle at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Spokane at Tri-City 8:05 p.m.

Friday’s games Adirondack at Albany, 5 p.m. Hershey at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. Springfield at Providence, 5:05 p.m. Rochester at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Hamilton, 5:30 p.m. Abbotsford at Lake Erie, 5:30 p.m. Bridgeport at Worcester, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Chicago at Peoria, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 Norfolk at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Rochester at Adirondack, 5 p.m. Providence at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Rockford at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. Albany at Hershey, 5 p.m. Worcester at Manchester, 5 p.m. Binghamton vs. Portland (at Lewiston, MN), 5 p.m. Bridgeport at Springfield, 5 p.m. Abbotsford at Lake Erie, 5:30 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Syracuse, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Charlotte at Peoria, 6:05 p.m.

West Division GP W L T y-B.C. 16 12 4 0 x-Calgary 16 10 6 0 x-Sask. 16 8 8 0 Edmonton 16 7 9 0 x — Clinched playoff berth. y — Clinched division.

PF 440 371 339 470 PF 441 464 425 370

PA 445 425 492 515 PA 307 382 361 393

Pt 20 14 10 10 Pt 24 20 16 14

Week 18 Friday, Oct. 26 B.C. at Calgary, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 Winnipeg at Hamilton, 11 a.m. Toronto at Saskatchewan, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 Edmonton at Montreal, 11 a.m. Week 19 Thursday, Nov. 1 Hamilton at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Montreal at Winnipeg, 1 p.m. Saskatchewan at B.C., 8 p.m.

Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville

W 6 3 3 1

Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland

W 5 3 3 1

North L T 2 0 3 0 4 0 6 0

Pct .714 .500 .429 .143

PF 174 140 166 147

PA 161 132 187 180

Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

W 3 3 2 1

West L 3 3 4 5

Pct .500 .500 .333 .167

PF 170 148 113 104

PA 138 137 171 183

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 5 2 0 .714 205 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 103 Dallas 3 3 0 .500 113 Washington 3 4 0 .429 201

PA 137 125 133 200

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 4 3 0 .571 217 Miami 3 3 0 .500 120 N.Y. Jets 3 4 0 .429 159 Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 171

PA 163 117 170 227

L 1 3 4 5

T 0 0 0 0

T 0 0 0 0

Pct PF PA .857 216 128 .500 117 158 .429 149 238 .167 88 164

Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina

W 6 2 2 1

Chicago Minnesota Green Bay Detroit

W 5 5 4 2

North L T 1 0 2 0 3 0 4 0

Pct .833 .714 .571 .333

San Francisco Arizona Seattle

W 5 4 4

West L 2 3 3

Pct PF PA .714 165 100 .571 124 118 .571 116 106

T 0 0 0

St. Louis



0 .429 130 141

Monday’s Game Chicago 13, Detroit 7 Thursday, Oct. 25 Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 6:20 p.m.

South L T Pct 0 01.000 4 0 .333 4 0 .333 5 0 .167

End of CFL regular season


GB — — 1 2 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 4 2 .667 — Memphis 3 3 .500 1 New Orleans 3 4 .429 1 Dallas 2 3 .400 1 San Antonio 2 3 .400 1




1/2 1/2 1/2

Northwest Division W L Pct GB 3 2 .600 —

Golden State Sacramento L.A. Clippers Phoenix L.A. Lakers

3 4 4 3

2 3 3 3

.600 .571 .571 .500

— — — 1/2

Pacific Division W L Pct 5 2 .714 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 0 6 .000

GB — 1/2 1 1 4

1/2 1/2 1/2

Wednesday’s Games New York 97, Brooklyn 95, OT Memphis 115, Orlando 100 Houston 97, New Orleans 90 Oklahoma City 88, Dallas 76 Minnesota 95, Detroit 76 Washington 101, Miami 94 L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, Late Thursday’s Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 9 a.m. Portland at Utah, 7 p.m. Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers at San Diego, CA, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Houston at Orlando, 5 p.m. Indiana vs. Chicago at South Bend, IN, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota vs. Milwaukee at Green Bay, WI, 6 p.m. Toronto at Memphis, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.

Baseball Postseason Major League Baseball WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Francisco 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 24: San Francisco 8, Detroit 3 Thursday, Oct. 25: Detroit (Fister 10-10) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 16-11), 6:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: San Francisco (Vogelsong 14-9) at Detroit (Sanchez 4-6), 6:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28: San Francisco (Cain 16-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 16-7), 6:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 29: San Francisco at Detroit, 6:07 p.m.

x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Detroit at San Francisco, 6:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Nov. 1: Detroit at San Francisco, 6:07 p.m. Wednesday’s Major League Linescores Detroit 000 001 002 — 3 8 0 San Fran. 103 110 20x — 8 11 0 Verlander, Alburquerque (5), Valverde (7), Benoit (7), Porcello (8) and Avila; Zito, Lincecum (6), Mijares (9), Kontos (9), Affeldt (9) and Posey. W—Zito 1-0. L—Verlander 0-1. HRs—Detroit, Jh.Peralta (1). San Francisco, Sandoval 3 (3).

PF 171 176 148 106

PA 113 182 136 144

PF PA 162 78 167 131 184 155 133 150

Sunday, Oct. 28 Jacksonville at Green Bay, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Carolina at Chicago, 11 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Seattle at Detroit, 11 a.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. New England vs. St. Louis at London, 11 a.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 2:25 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 6:20 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston Monday, Oct. 29 San Francisco at Arizona, 6:30 p.m. NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Spread O/U Thursday Tampa Bay at MINNESOTA 6.5 41.5 Sunday Washington at PITTSBURGH 5 47.5 Seattle at DETROIT 3 43.5 Carolina at CHICAGO 9 43 NEW ENGLAND at St. Louis 7 47 Indianapolis at TENNESSEE 3.5 47 Miami at NY JETS 2.5 40.5 SAN DIEGO at Cleveland 3 44 Jacksonville at Green Bay OFF OFF Atlanta at PHILADELPHIA 2 46.5 Oakland at KANSAS CITY 2 41 NY GIANTS at Dallas 1.5 47.5 New Orleans at DENVER 6 55 Monday SAN FRANCISCO at Arizona 7 37.5

Cornish making strong push for CFL’s top award BY THE CANADIAN PRESS He’s the leading candidate for the CFL’s outstanding Canadian award, but Jon Cornish is making a very strong case for the league’s top individual honour. The Calgary Stampeders running back has owned the CFL’s Canadian player of the week honour, taking the nod again Tuesday for the seventh time this season. The native of New Westminster, B.C., scored two touchdowns and registered seven catches for a career-high 108 yards in a snowy 34-32 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last weekend. He also had 27 yards rushing on 13 carries. On Wednesday, the CFL amended Cornish’s receiving stats to six receptions for 100 yards, saying he was credited with an eight-yard catch that should have gone to teammate Nik Lewis. Regardless, the six-foot, 227-pound Cornish has been a dominant offensive force this season. He leads the CFL in rushing with 1,302 yards and is averaging a solid 5.7 yards per carry. He holds a 145-yard advantage over Saskatchewan’s Kory Sheets and has also run for a league-high 11 TDs. The 27-year-old Cornish is also threatening to register the most rushing yards in a season by a Canadian-born player. Norm Kwong currently holds the mark of 1,437 yards, recorded with Edmonton in 1956. Cornish is averaging 81 yards rushing per game and at his current pace would finish the season with 1,465 yards. Mike Pringle holds the CFL’s single-season rushing record of 2,065 yards set in 1998 with Montreal while Willie Burden has the Stampeders’ club record of 1,896 yards established in ’75. If Cornish finishes atop the CFL’s rushing standings, he’d be the first Canadian to do so since ’88 when Orville Lee accomplished the feat, running for 1,075 yards with the Ottawa Rough Riders. It’s also worth noting Cornish has amassed more yards on the ground than the CFL’s top receiver has in the air. Through 16 games, Saskatchewan’s Weston Dressler has registered 92 catches for 1,189 yards and 12 TDs. And that’s remarkable considering the CFL is predominantly a passing league. Cornish also made headlines last month when he was fined by the CFL for mooning Saskatchewan Roughriders fans at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Named Jack Maloof hitting coach and Andre David assistant hitting coach. MINNESOTA TWINS—Assigned RHP Jeff Manship, RHP Luis Perdomo, RHP Esmerling Vasquez, RHP Kyle Waldrop, RHP P.J. Walters and OF Matt Carson outright off the 40-man roster. Reinstated RHP Carl Pavano and RHP Scott Baker from the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS—Declined their 2013 option on C Miguel Olivo. Released INF Munenori Kawasaki. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Designated RHP Tyson Brummett for assignment. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Claimed RHP Carlos Gutierrez off waivers from Minnesota. Designated C Anthony Recker for assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Assigned SS Michael Martinez outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Activated SS Ryan Jackson, RHP Jake Westbrook, RHP Victor Marte, LHP Sam Freeman, LHP Jaime Garcia, C Steven Hill, 1B Lance Berkman and C Bryan Anderson. Recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez, RHP Maikel Cleto, RHP Brandon Dickson, LHP Barret Browning, RHP Adam Reifer and 1B Matt Adams from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Released RHP Micah Owings. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Named Brooks Carey manager. Acquired OF Keoni Manago from Hawaii (Nor-Am) for a player to be named. RIVER CITY RASCALS—Signed RHP Craig Goodman and LHP Mark Trentacosta. North American League SAN ANGELO COLTS—Sold the contract of LHP Kevin Gelinas to Miami (NL). BASKETBALL CHICAGO BULLS—Waived G Ryan Allen and G Marko Jaric. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Exercised their thirdyear option on F Tobias Harris and fourth-year options on F Larry Sanders and F Ekpe Udoh. PHOENIX SUNS—Waived F Ike Diogu and F/C Solomon Jones. FOOTBALL BALTIMORE RAVENS—Released CB Jordan Mabin from the practice squad. Signed LB Sergio



Kindle to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Placed LB Jon Beason on injured reserve. Claimed CB James Dockery off waivers from Cleveland and LB Doug Hogue off waivers from Detroit. DALLAS COWBOYS—Placed LB Sean Lee and P Chris Jones on injured reserve. Signed LB Ernie Sims. Released WR Raymond Radway from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS—Placed WR Nate Burleson on injured reserve and DB Lionel Smith on the practice squad/injured list. Signed WR Brian Robiskie. Signed WR Kendrick Adams to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed G Justin Cheadle and RB DuJuan Harris to the practice squad. Placed WR Diondre Borel on the practice squad/injured list. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed LB Monte Williams to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Released DE Ryan Davis. Signed RB Keith Toston. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed FB Dominique Jones to the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Released T Steve Vallos. Signed G Matt Tennant. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Released LB Joe Holland from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed LB Xavier Adibi. Placed LB Zac Diles on injured reserve. Released WR Vidal Hazelton from the practice squad. Canadian Football League CFL—Fined Montreal LB Shea Emry and Montreal DE John Bowman undisclosed amounts for their actions last week. HOCKEY COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Named John Davidson president of hockey operations. NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Announced they are moving to Brooklyn, N.Y. for the 2015-16 season. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Reassigned F Tyler Shattock from Evansville (ECHL) to Peoria (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned D Patrick Wellar from Hershey (AHL) to Reading (ECHL). American Hockey League CONNECTICUT WHALE—Assigned G Scott Stajcer to Greenville (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed D Ryan Parent to a professional tryout contract. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Recalled D Brian O’Hanley from Cincinnati (ECHL). Reassigned F Jonathan Hazen and D Josh McFadden to Cincinnati. ECHL READING ROYALS—Released F Tyler Gron.

Wayne Hill pitched a complete game for the Legends while Lyle Lorenz provided the offense getting three singles and three stolen bases. Also hitting the hot bats for the Legends were Ralph Kachor and Frank Bonham who each had two singles and an RBI. Gerry Kreye also added two singles. The Legends continue round robin play against the San Antonio Red Sox today.

He had a rare off-game earlier this season in a 34-8 loss to the B.C. Lions, running for -1 yards on six carries. The following week, Cornish busted out for 170 yards rushing and a TD on 20 carries in a 31-20 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Notre Dame Cougars However, history isn’t on Cornish’s side. Quarterbacks have won the CFL’s outstand- won both ends of a Central Aling player award in each of the last five years berta High School Girls’ Voland 23 times since 1980. Running backs have leyball League doubleheader won it four times over that span — including against the Lindsay Thurber twice by Pringle — with Pringle being the last Raiders Tuesday. The Cougars won the senior tailback to receive the trophy in ’98. Receivers have claimed the honour the oth- girls’ contest 25-18, 25-21, 25-16 er five times. And it’s been a while since a Ca- and the JV match 25-21, 25-14, nadian was named the CFL’s top player, with 25-20. Kelsie Caine was the CouOttawa tight end Tony Gabriel being the last to gars player of the game in the do so in 1978. B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay won the senior match. award last year and is again having a solid season, completing 66.6 per cent of his passes and throwing TD strikes in 26 straight games. But Lulay didn’t play in last week’s 39-19 win over Edmonton due to a shoulder injury and is expected to miss Friday night’s game in Calgary. The Gary Moe VW Legends That means Lulay won’t make up any ground kept their undefeated record on Hamilton’s Henry Burris or Montreal’s An- intact as they tied Rhode Isthony Calvillo, the CFL’s top two passers this land 9-9 at the World Amaseason. Calvillo is a three-time winner of the teur Baseball Championships award and has thrown for a league-leading Wednesday. 4,761 yards and is second in TD passes with 29 in helping lead Montreal atop the East Division standings. But Calvillo’s 60 per cent completion average is his lowest since posting a 60.4 per cent mark in 2003. Burris, the CFL’s 2010 outTruck Decks, Welding Skids, Headache standing player, has thrown for 4,699 yards and a league-high Rack & Rocket Launchers and lots more. 37 touchdowns. However, Hamilton has a dismal 5-11 record Ovens up to 37’ Long and is in danger of missing the playoffs. Small to large But with Cornish anchoring a we can handle it all rushing attack that’s averaging 115 yards per game — second Over 250 only to B.C. (130.8) — the Stamstocked colors peders (10-6) have cemented second place in the West Divi4617-63 St. Red Deer sion and a home playoff game Nov. 11 despite playing most of the season without starting quarterback Drew Tate.

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NY Islanders moving to Brooklyn in 2015 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The New York Islanders finally have a new home and it’s in Brooklyn, the borough that is suddenly a hot bed of pro sports 54 years after baseball’s Dodgers headed west. “It’s a new place and it’s only 35 minutes away by train,� team owner Charles Wang said at a news conference Wednesday. “Come and join us and see hockey.� After seven months of negotiations, and offers to move the team out of New York, Wang announced that the Islanders will relocate about 25 miles west once their lease expires at Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-15 season. Since the day the Islanders entered the NHL in 1972, the Coliseum in Uniondale has been the place for them. It’s where they grabbed the hockey spotlight, outshined the big, bad Rangers, and won the Stanley Cup four straight times from 1980-83. But on Wednesday, the future became all about Brooklyn. The move is hardly shocking and not even unprecedented. The old New York Nets left Nassau Coliseum way back when, relocated to New Jersey, and have moved into their new Brooklyn home — the new Barclays Center that will also house the Islanders. Unlike the Nets, who changed the team logo and added Brooklyn to their name, the Islanders are sticking to their heritage through and through. That is important to Mike Bossy, a Hockey Hall of Famer now serves as the Islanders’ vice-president of corporate partnerships. “Absolutely,� he said. “Charles’ main goal was to keep the team local, and he succeeded in doing that. As much as people may be upset because it’s not going to be in Nassau County they should be happy because he kept the team in New York.� The Barclays Center sits across the street from the site Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley hoped to put a baseball stadium to keep his club in New York. He was unable to pull it off, so the Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles in 1958 and the borough was without a major pro sports franchise until the Nets’ arrival this year. Coincidentally, the Nets hosted the New York Knicks in an NBA preseason game at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night. Real estate developer Bruce Ratner, a minority owner of the Nets, was instrumental in getting the Barclays Center built and paving the way for Brooklyn to re-enter the world of sports in

a major way. The building is the main part of a $3.5-billion sports arena, business and residential complex called Atlantic Yards that was built by Ratner’s company. “He got offers to move the team out of state — good offers — but Charles wouldn’t do that,� Ratner said. “Charles is the real hero here today.� Wang wanted to keep the team in New York despite failing to get the Lighthouse Project built on Long Island. The grandiose development plan would have included a new arena for the Islanders, but it never got the necessary approval for construction. Both Wang and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated in the past that the Islanders wouldn’t play in Nassau Coliseum one day longer that they had to. Wang said he had serious options to move the team far away — Kansas City and Quebec City both had been mentioned — but stuck to his desire to remain in the area. “We came to the right conclusion,� Wang said. The Islanders hope this move will help them on and off the ice. The team hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2007 and hasn’t won a post-season series since 1993. Wang started Wednesday’s festivities in the lobby of the new arena with a bold proclamation of “Hello Brooklyn!� He will have to wait a few years to finally see his team hit the ice in the intimate building that is expected to hold between 14,500 and 15,000 for hockey. Wang said he has no intention of trying to get out of his Long Island lease early. Once the Islanders settle into Brooklyn, they will begin a 25-year lease at the Barclays Center. “The Islanders, I believe, will be strengthened because they were playing in an inadequate facility, and the fan experience here will be much better,� Bettman said. “If a franchise is strengthened, that’s good for everybody.� And the NHL is certainly looking for any positive news it can get as the 39-day old lockout casts a pall over the hockey world. Bettman couldn’t avoid questions about the seemingly imminent announcement that regular-season games will be cancelled for good. Bettman set a deadline of Thursday for a new collective bargaining agreement to be reached with the players’ association that would allow for a full 82-game season to be played beginning on Nov. 2. With no negotiations scheduled, and a divide between the sides seemingly growing wider, Bettman conceded that a shortened season is the most likely scenario.


GIANTS: Panda Sandoval had been benched for four of five games in the Giants’ 2010 Series win over Texas when he entered in a 3-for-14 slide. The Giants then told Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda for his roly-poly physique, to get in shape or start the next season in the minor leagues. Winning by home run is unusual for the Giants, whose 103 home runs were last in the major leagues. The only other three-homer game at the ballpark was by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kevin Elster in the very first opener, in 2000. The last three-homer game by a Giant was Aubrey Huff at St. Louis in June 2011. Angel Pagan had another of the Giants’ unusual post-season hits with two outs in the third when his one-hopper kicked off the corner of the third-base bag and ricocheted past Miguel Cabrera at almost a right angle into short left field. Marco Scutaro, who struck out just once in 48 at-bats during the NL playoffs, fouled off two 98 mph fullcount pitches and lined a single into centre field to bring up Sandoval. Zito, dropped from the Giants’ roster for the 2010 post-season after a fouryear slump, finally justified the $126 million, seven-year contract the Giants gave him after the 2006 season. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner was helped when left fielder Gregor Blanco made neat diving grabs of liners by Cabrera in the third and Prince Fielder in the sixth. Given a 6-0 lead, Zito gave up an RBI single in the sixth to Cabrera, baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.

NHL: New offer For now, neither the NHL nor NHLPA is willing to table a new offer or begin verbal negotiations off the other’s position. As a result, a week has passed without a face-to-face meeting at a time when some hoped they’d be hammering out the final details of an agreement. “There are just some times where you need to take time off because it’s clear that you can’t do anything to move the process forward and we’re at one of those points right now because we gave our very best offer,� said Bettman. “You can’t dance by yourself,� he added. The league’s latest proposal included a 50-50 split of revenues between owners and players, and a number of changes to contracting rules, including a five-year term limit, shortened entry-level deals and unrestricted free agency pushed back to age 28 or eight years of service. The union countered with three of-

fers that focused solely on economics. Each of those saw revenue get to a 50-50 split over time — an important provision for the NHLPA because it wants to ensure all current contracts are paid out in full, something that will become even more challenging when games are cancelled for good. The league remains open to tinkering with the “make whole� provision in its latest offer, which would see players receive deferred payments for any portion of their salary affected by an immediate drop in revenue share from 57 per cent to 50 per cent. But it appears that some time will pass before that type of discussion happens. In the meantime, the NHL is back in a familiar spot. A lockout wiped out 468 games during the 1994-95 season and all 1,230 games in 2004-05.

RODEO: Excited to be back Barrel racer Rylee McKenzie listed fellow racer Sherry Cervi as her hero and talked about her love of training horses, which has helped in preparing her mount JL ready to run at Edmonton. “I’m very excited to be back and with the experience I had last year I’m hoping it’ll help me out a little bit this year,� said the St. Paul cowgirl. “My horse has been running outstanding. I’m thrilled with her. I’ve been sprinting her the last week or so and she’s been doing really good. I can’t wait to get here.� Tie-down roper Erik Dublanko will be at his second straight CFR and he listed John Wayne as his hero because he was the ultimate cowboy. He also admitted that playing the piano was his hidden talent. Fast fingers will help him when it comes to tying calves in Edmonton. “I feel pretty special to be here and qualified again,� said the husky rancher from Thorsby. “I snuck in in the 12th hole. It’s been nip and tuck all year. I was pretty nervous because they say it’s tougher to make it the second time than it is to make it your first. To make it back to back . . . it feels good to do it.� Northlands CEO Richard Andersen says ticket sales for the rodeo are going well. “We’re slightly ahead of last year’s pace and last year was up almost 10 per cent over the prior year. So we’re driving towards sellouts of all six days and we know that’s an achievable goal. We definitely see a demand,� he stated. The Canadian Finals Rodeo opens Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. with the first of six performances. Meanwhile, the Alberta circuit pro rodeo awards will be handed out Nov. 5 in Red Deer. Dianne Finstad is a Red Deer freelance rodeo writer







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Judge skeptical about repeat offender BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF

CURL TO FIGHT ALS Curlers can get rocking to raise money for a debilitating neuromuscular disease. The Judy Schweitzer ALS Curl for a Cure runs on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Red Deer’s Michener Hill Curling Club at 3910 51A St. Participants will play three full games. Carrie Mello and her family and friends are hosting the third annual event in honour of her mother, who is living with ALS. Proceeds will be donated to the ALS Society of Alberta, which provides support and services for those living with and affected by ALS across Alberta. To register, email alscurlforacure@hotmail. ca or call 403-318-1469. Participants can register as individuals or teams. Registration is $40.

A man whose alcohol-fuelled rages have made him a frequent visitor in criminal court has been given the maximum sentence for breaching release conditions and lashing out at police officers. John Profeit, 34, was arrested early in February by Red Deer RCMP investigating reports of an intoxicated man assaulting a woman in a city residence. Profeit, who has been in custody since then, went before Judge Jim Mitchell in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, charged with assault, assaulting a police officer and breaching conditions of a recognizance. Profeit pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and breaching conditions, with the assault charge dismissed be-

cause RCMP were not able to track down the woman he was alleged to have attacked. Court heard that although Profeit was so drunk he was barely able to speak or stand, he was belligerent with police who came to investigate the complaint and he tried kicking through the bars of the security window after being placed in a police car. He calmed down briefly after being placed in a cell, but tensed up again and then charged the door as it was being closed. No officers were injured. After hearing recommendations from the Crown and defence, Mitchell sentenced Profeit to six months in custody on each of the two charges, to be served concurrently, with six months credit for the eight months he spent in pre-trial custody. Mitchell told the man he has

difficulty believing his impassioned statements about the efforts he has made to manage his addiction and the violent behaviours that result from his drinking, including reports of weekly counselling sessions with a church minister and the offers of support from his community, mother and fiancée. “I’ve met you (in court) a number of times over the years. I have to say, I’ve heard this before,” said Mitchell. While acknowledging Profeit’s guilty plea and his comment that he is actively reaching out for help for the first time in his life, Mitchell said he still feels skeptical about the sincerity of his comments. “Your record is clearly and simply one of the worst I’ve ever encountered, and I’ve been in the criminal law business for over four decades. I can’t recall anything as severe as this,” said


Mitchell. He then cited a record of assault and weapons charges dating back to 1990, including only one year in which Profeit was not convicted of any charges. Mitchell went on to state that he finds Profeit to be “pleasant, articulate and seemingly quite intelligent” in court. “(However) I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near you when you are under the influence.” He recommended that Profeit take heed to the support offered to him, suggesting that he might have more success in his ancestral home in the Yukon than “on the mean streets of Central Alberta.” Profeit remains in custody pending the outcome of a trial to be held on Nov. 7 on charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and mischief. bkossowan@reddeeradvocate. com


VULNERABLE BABIES HELPED The Ladies Night Out benefit on Saturday features comedians, a mini-fashion show, appetizers, a cash bar, silent auction, raffles and door prizes. It’s all in support of vulnerable babies and their parents. Family Services of Central Alberta is holding the event at the Holiday Inn on 67th Street in Red Deer to raise money for the educational Building Better Babies program that aims to reduce incidence of premature births. These can lead to long-term disabilities and learning and behaviour disorders. Tickets to the 6:30 p.m. benefit are $45 from the FSCA office at 5409 50th Ave. in Red Deer. For more information, call 403-343-6400 or visit Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

EXCELLENT TEACHERS Nominate an outstanding teacher or principal for a 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 8, 2013. Packages are available at www. teachers/excellence. aspx or can be requested by emailing edc. excellenceinteaching@ or calling toll-free at 1-866-5901660. From nominations received, about 130 semifinalists will be chosen and considered for one of 20 prestigious awards.

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Taking advantage of the fresh snow in his neighbourhood, Jim Saltvold heads out for what may be the earliest skiing he has done. Not confessing to be an avid skier, Saltvold does like to get out on his skis when the snow is good, however, and have a ski around his neighbourhood of Vanier Woods.

RED DEER COLLEGE Crown wants woman jailed for stealing from marathon Trades programs MONEY REPAID, DEFENCE LAWYER TELLS COURT Crown prosecutors are seeking a short jail term for a former Woody’s Triathlon volunteer who pleaded guilty on Wednesday to embezzling just under $7,000 from the committee’s bank account. Megan Rose Beres, represented by defence counsel Kevin Sproule, is charged with five counts of fraud under $5,000 in relation to cheques she wrote to herself while she was managing the triathlon committee’s funds. Appearing before Judge Gordon Deck in Red Deer provincial court, Beres admitted that she had made a grave error, apologized and said she felt extreme remorse for the harm she has caused. Court heard that she had attempted to repay the money that she had taken, but her lawyer said the triathlon operators refused her cheque and she was subsequently sued for the entire sum plus court costs. Sproule asked Deck not to give much weight to a victim impact statement in which another committee member says the loss of funds meant the triathlon would have less money to support charities, including Ronald McDonald House, and that triathlon participants would be forced to pay higher fees. Those claims have no weight, since the money and costs have all been re-

paid, said Sproule. Citing a pre-sentence report completed by a Red Deer probation officer, he said she has shown “exceptional reflection” on her actions and understands that she made a terrible mistake. Sproule said his client had decided to “borrow” money from the fund after finding herself short of money to cover her bills after breaking up with a boyfriend who came from a wealthy family. Beres is now in a new, stable relationship and has been successfully employed with an Edmonton flooring company for the last year, said Sproule. She is also studying drafting at NAIT. Sproule argued for a two-year conditional sentence, reflecting that his client is a first-time offender who has pleaded guilty, co-operated with investigators and feels deep remorse for her actions. Crown prosecutor Jordan Petty argued for a jail sentence of two to four months, followed by a period of probation, stating that Beres was in a position of trust when she wrote the cheques. Beres remains free pending her return to court on Nov. 14, when Deck is to pronounce sentence.


The trades have become a hot ticket at Red Deer College. Patricia Rokosh, the college’s dean of trades and manufacturing technologies, said RDC has already filled 75 per cent of its approximately 2,500 apprenticeship positions for this academic year, which wraps up in June 2013. “The exciting thing about this year is that we’re hitting this three-quarters full so early in the year,” Rokosh, who expects the tally to hit 90 per cent by January, said Wednesday. Particularly popular have been the steamfitter/ pipefitter, electrician, millwright, heavy equipment technology and welding programs. “I don’t know if we have any spots left in heavy equipment. “We might have one or two for the rest of the year, and we’ve already worked with Apprenticeship and Industry Training and added more seats for heavy equipment and more seats for welding, and we’re looking to see where we have capacity to add even more.” Rokosh has also been struck by the ages of the students she’s seeing. “We’ve got a lot of people in their 40s and later, who look to have been either working in industry and now just want to get their ticket, or people who are changing their career.

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BRIEFS Fur industry examined in museum exhibit Canada’s first industry comes alive in Profit and Ambition, the story of the Canadian Fur Trade from 1779-1821, at the Red Deer Museum and Archives. This travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of Civilization examines the heyday of the Canadian fur trade — the 40 years between the formation of the Montreal-based North West Company in 1779 and its amalgamation in 1821 with the London-based Hudson’s Bay Company. During this period, Western Canada was thoroughly explored and brought within the economic orbit of Montreal, and British North America. However, the North West Company did more than lay the economic and political foundations of what was to become Canada. It also marked the first time the various founding peoples of this country worked closely in one enterprise. The exhibit, which runs until Dec. 9, also focuses on the roles played by different ethnic and social groups. ● Tonight, author Fred Stenson will read from his book The Trade, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize and winner of a City of Edmonton Book Prize and the Grant MacEwan Author’s Award. Books will be available for purchase. ● On Sunday, First Nations Elder Bertha Poor and her granddaughter Jennifer Poor will share their traditional knowledge about how to craft a medicine bag. Children can make one with adult supervision from 2 p.m. with regular museum admission and a $5 supply fee. (Scissors and hot glue will be used). ● During this MAGnificent Saturday, Oct. 27, make your own pumpkin with artist Carlene La Rue from 1 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 3, work with Bodacious Beads with the same artist. For more information, call 403-3098445 or 403-309-8446. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run released from custody An oilfield worker facing charges in connection with a fatal collision in Red Deer on Oct. 6 has been released from custody on a recognizance including a cash deposit of $2,000. Brent Robert Cameron, 24, was arrested and charged following the discovery of a body on the Taylor Bridge shortly after 2 a.m. The victim was identified as Paul Gabriel Bertin, an 18-year-old who had recently moved to Red Deer from Botha, which is about 10 minutes east of Stettler. RCMP believe Bertin was struck by a westbound vehicle while walking across the bridge. Cameron is charged with failing to stop at the scene of a collision and with mischief. Along with the cash bail, Cameron’s release conditions include a curfew and he has been prohibited from driving except to work and back. He returns to court on Nov. 23 to enter a plea.

United Way campaign reaches 40% of goal The United Way of Central Alberta has reached 40 per cent of its 2012 goal

Mustapha Yekini Oladosu looks on as James Dunn tries to inflate a balloon at West Park Middle School on Wednesday. The two Grade 7 students joined their classmates and Grade 4 and 5 classes from West Park Elementary School taking part in an afternoon of Science Exploration with Red Deer College Middle School Years Education students. Students chose from 16 stations in the school, learning from the college students on a diverse selection of science topics. Here Dunn and Yekini Oladosu were building a balloon structure to be used as the protection for an egg, which was to be dropped. This is the second year for the one-day Science Exploration project. To date, $799,727 has been raised toward its $1.99 million campaign goal. For details about the fundraising campaign and services provided by the local United Way, check

Red Deer College open house on Nov. 3 Red Deer College invites prospective students and the public to its annual open house Nov. 3. More than 75 program and service department booths, demonstrations and interactive exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Instructors will be on hand to talk about programs and career counsellors will be available to discuss student options. Campus tours and a free meal are also being offered. The Donald School of Business on the college’s downtown campus in the Millennium Centre (4909 49th St.) will

Message in bottle found in Ireland MONTREAL — Back when she was a little girl, Charlaine Dalpe would hardly have imagined that her spontaneous decision to chuck a plastic bottle in the water would have someday made her a momentary international celebrity. Years later, that extemporaneous childhood act has prompted 30 interview requests from media on different continents. The story begins eight years ago when she and friend Claudia Garneau were visiting a picturesque Quebec clifftop town in the Gaspe region. The Montreal girls tossed the plastic bottle, with a message inside, into the Gulf of the St. Lawrence to see if anyone would find it. The bottle was found last week on the shores of a small village in Ireland. The message, written in French, was tossed into the sea in 2004 while the pair, who were 12 at the time, were on vacation. It asked the finder to contact them. And he has, with the help of a French teacher. So have many other people. Dalpe says that since the bottle was found by Oisin Millea, a nine-yearold Irish boy, the pair have been inundated by about 30 requests for interviews — mostly from

media in Ireland. The young boy has also become a local celebrity in his small village of Passage East. “It became a really big story and he’s become well known because of it,” Dalpe added. The tale of the travelling bottle also got the attention of Tourism Ireland and the two women, now 20, will be getting free airfare and a hotel next summer. Dalpe says she hopes to begin planning their vacation when Tourism Ireland hands over the trip tickets in the coming weeks. “We never thought the bottle would be found and that we would get a trip out of it,” Dalpe said. “We want to visit where the bottle was found and the little boy

is also going to show us where he lives and I’m going to see Ireland, for sure!” She recalled that it took a couple of tries before the bottle actually drifted out toward the ocean. “We tried launching it in the afternoon, but when we woke up the next morning, it came back and we had to relaunch it,” Dalpe said. The two women had better luck than Garneau’s mother. She had lived in the Gaspe region and attempted the same thing when she was young. “She tried several times when she was small to launch a bottle to see where it would go,” Dalpe said, “but she never got any news.” Or a trip to Ireland.

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RDC trades programs still have some openings Red Deer College is encouraging future trades students to enrol soon. Patricia Rokosh, dean of trades and manufacturing technologies, said the college’s trades programs are already 75 per cent full. Winter term programs nearing capacity include millwright, heavy equipment technology and welding, while the steamfitter/pipefitter and electrician programs have limited


TRADES: ‘Exciting’ “It’s really exciting to us that the trades are attractive to such a wide range of people.” In addition to Central Alberta’s growing population, Rokosh thinks the brisk enrolment in trades programs reflects the fact people are placing a greater value on such training. They know their ticket will have value across the country and be good for life, she said. Rokosh also thinks employers are becoming more receptive to their staff entering an apprenticeship program,

spaces. Students interested in the trades must be registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training and work for an employer in their relevant trade. Information on trades and other Red Deer College programs is available at the college’s annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Registration and more information is available online at, or by calling 403-342-3400 or toll free at 1-888-732-4630.

Lacombe county reeve back for another year Lacombe County council has reelected its reeve and deputy reeve for another one-year term. At its organizational meeting on Tuesday, council gave the nod to Reeve Ken Wigmore of Division 5 and Deputy Reeve Paula Law of Division. even though they lose them to school for a few months a year. They see the value of employee satisfaction and the revenue-generating potential of such workers. Red Deer College has five intakes of trades students a year, with most programs running eight weeks. The college will host an open house on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the main campus, prospective students can speak with trades instructors and learn about their options. They can even roll up their sleeves and see what the work entails, said Rokosh. “We’ll have a lot of try-a-skill things, where they can get their hands into trying a little bit of carpentry or trying some welding or playing with some electricity.”

CENTRAL ALBERTA BUSINESSES Don’t miss this once a year advertising opportunity.

Carols and Cookies This annual booklet is packed full of festive recipes and everyone’s favorite songs of the season, a must-have in every Central Alberta home. The carols are enjoyed through the season and the recipes are tried and tasted all year long.



also be open. Participants can enter to win one of four tuition vouchers valued at $1,000 each. Pre-registrants will have a personalized package waiting for them when they arrive. Registration and more information is available online at of by calling 403-342-3400 or toll free at 1-888-732-4630.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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Cummings cleans up his act

BRIEFS A night of Jazz and Blues at the Hub An Evening of Jazz and Blues is being presented on Friday, Nov. 2, by The Hub on Ross. Calgary blues singer/ guitarist John Rutherford will be joined by jazz saxophonist Claude Godin for a 7 to 9 p.m. performance that fuses a broad range of influences. Rutherford is considered one of Alberta’s finest bluesmen, with his last album, Echo Broadcast, reaching No. 1 on CKUA Radio. Godin, who will be opening the concert, is an award-winning saxophone player who’s opened for Bo Diddley, The Patters, The Powder Blues Band and other legends of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets are $15 a person or $30 a family (children 12 and under), at the door.

Pianists, soprano to perform at library Two local pianists and a soprano will combine their talents for a Remembrance Day-themed concert at the Red Deer Public Library. On Thursday, Nov. 1, pianists Anita Bhadresa and Cheryl Cooney will join mezzo-soprano Sharon Braun in Where Poppies Grow, music from the First and Second

Deer’s Memorial Centre on Nov. 17. Tickets are on sale now for $25.50 for the 1 and 4 p.m. show, from the Black Knight Ticket Centre. Call 403.755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793 or visit for tickets.

Central Alberta playwrights can learn how to overcome writers’ block and generate new ideas on Sunday, Nov. 4. A workshop called Putting it to Paper: Splash Writing for New Playwrights will be led from 1 to 5 p.m. by David van Belle, co-artistic director of Ghost River Theatre in Calgary. The $20 workshop, held in Studio B of the Red Deer College Arts Centre, is being offered by Scripts at Work to officially launch its 2012-13 season. “This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the creative process,” said Lynda Adams, co-chair of the nonprofit SAW series that provides professional dramaturges to mentor new playwrights. Attendance is limited to 16 participants. To register, call 403-343-4054 or email lynda.adams@

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World Wars. This First Thursdays in the Snell presentation sponsored by the public library will run from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium. Coffee and tea for the TogetherArt production will be provided by Café Noir. There’s no admission charge but donations will be accepted at the door.


Burton Cummings poses at Massey Hall in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Cummings is releasing a new album of live performances called “Massey Hall” on Oct. 30.

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TORONTO — With his 65th birthday approaching, Burton Cummings is thinking retirement. Not from music, mind you, but from the hard-partying lifestyle he’s dutifully sustained over his 50 years in the music business. The Winnipeg native says he hasn’t had an alcoholic beverage in two or three months, and he quit smoking three years ago to preserve his voice (cigarettes, that is, he notes with a mischievous grin: “I still like Mrs. Green ... once in a while”). And in part because of these prudent lifestyle choices, Cummings is as optimistic as ever he can stay relevant into his golden years. “I’ll be 65 on New Year’s Eve — I can’t live like a teenage goofball anymore,” an energetic Cummings said in an interview backstage at Toronto’s Massey Hall this week. “I’m not quite ready to move to Lourdes yet . . . but I’m pretty clean. I haven’t had any alcohol now for months . . . for an Irish guy that’s a singer in a rock band, that’s pretty good. “And I think I’ve probably quit everything at the right time,” he added. “Because people tell me I sound ... better than I used to.” And as proof, Cummings is releasing the new live disc Massey Hall on Tuesday. Captured over the course of performances at the historic Toronto venue in 2010 and 2011, the disc finds Cummings applying his still-vital pipes to a succession of well-loved Guess Who classics. While Cummings also incorporated several cuts from his post-1976 solo career — and two from his most recent collection of new material, 2008’s Above the Ground — he rarely waits long before digging back into one of the colossal hits he co-wrote with Randy Bachman, including These Eyes, Laughing, American Woman and No Time. Cummings is as aware as anyone how thoroughly those tunes have been emblazoned into the Canadian psyche after four decades of steady radio rotation — so he was also aware that his margin for error was virtually non-existent. “I think we have done the songs justice. That’s the thing, man. ‘Cause if you’re going to do a live album, and it’s composed mainly of songs that have been on the radio for decades, it can’t be lame. You can’t put out something second-rate,” he said. “I was nervous before. I’m not scared now. I think the public’s going to like it.” That Cummings still frets about his ability to perform his best-known songs is perhaps surprising, given that these time-worn classics have spent nearly as much time on his lips as that bushy black moustache.

Listening to him dig in here — trilling sensitively on These Eyes, hollering confidently on American Woman — it sure sounds like he still relishes playing the hits. “They don’t get stale to me,” he agrees. “(Late Guess Who producer) Jack Richardson . . . used to say, ‘I don’t see why he doesn’t do more new stuff on stage.’ Man, it’s hard enough to get a hit record. What’s wrong with playing them for the rest of your life? “And besides that, I could do two and a half hours of hit records. What am I going to do? Shove new stuff down people’s throats?” Still, there are elements of the past that Cummings is unlikely to want to revisit. He’s down on the idea of reuniting again with Bachman, with whom he last shared the stage back in 2009 after years of on-and-off collaboration. Without ruling anything out, Cummings said that with Bachman paired once again with former partner Fred Turner, another reformation was unlikely. “That’s doubtful now, because he’s gone back with Fred and they’re trying to do that whole BTO thing again,” Cummings said. “We had a great fourfive years of Bachman-Cummings, and then we were kind of gearing up to go to Vegas and he decided he’d go with Fred. We all lost some time and effort because of that. “I will always respect Randy. He’s an amazing musician and a wonderful player and we wrote great stuff together, but I really think the days of Bachman-Cummings are done. I wish he and Fred the best. There’s no bitterness or weirdness, it serves me better now to be Burton by himself.” He was less generous in sizing up former Guess Who mates Jim Kale and Garry Peterson, who own the trademark on the band name and regularly perform gigs under that header with sidemen. Cummings says he doesn’t speak to his former collaborators and “probably never will unless it’s with lawyers in a courtroom.” The relationship is so badly damaged that Cummings says if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland ever saw fit to finally recognize the Guess Who — a longstanding snub in the eyes of many of the band’s fans — Cummings wouldn’t show up for the induction. “I won’t go if it happens,” he said. “Just as Axl Rose could not stand up there, there’s no way I could stand up there with Peterson and Kale after what they’ve done to the name . . . and the next day, (they) go back to Hattiesburg, Miss., with some other guy on vocals and some other guy on keyboards and guitars. There’s no way. So I’ll graciously decline. “What they’ve done to the name is a disgrace.”







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1982 — The Canadian Senate passes legislation officially naming July 1 Canada Day. 1960 — A gas explosion in the Windsor downtown kills 11 people and injures more than 80. 1951 — Montreal is the first Canadian

city to reach a population of more than one million people. 1939 — The Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Inuit are a federal responsibility. 1920 — Referenda in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia give large votes for the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.





SUDOKU Complete the grid so that every row, every column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 through 9. SHERMAN‛S LAGOON




▼ 12,195.02 -30.81


1,288.75 -0.76 2,981.70 -8.76



Dow Jones

▼ 13,077.34 -25.19

ENERGY NYMEX Crude $85.73US ▼ -0.94 NYMEX Ngas $3.443US ▼ -0.007

FINANCIAL Canadian dollar $1.0051US ▼ -0.23 Prime rate 3%



Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail

Dow cuts could hit home DOW CHEMICALS CUTTING FIVE PER CENT OF WORKFORCE BUT UNCLEAR WHETHER LAYOFFS WILL HIT CENTRAL ALBERTA OPERATIONS It’s unclear if the fallout from Dow Chemical Co.’s restructuring plans will reach Central Alberta. The international company, which operates a polyethylene plant at Prentiss, announced on Tuesday that it will cut 2,400 positions, or approximately five per cent of its global workforce. It also plans to shut down about 20 manufacturing facilities and reduce capital spending and investment. Dow identified eight of the facilities it will be closing, with these located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Ohio and Michigan. Asked whether Dow’s Alberta plants will be affected by the cuts, a company spokes-

man said Dow is currently only providing information about workforce reductions on a “regional level.” “Of the 2,400 jobs impacted, 50 per cent will be in North America,” he said. According to Dow’s website, its Prentiss plant has more than 200 employees and contractors on site. The company is also a joint venture partner with Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait in MEGlobal, which operates two ethylene glycol plants at Prentiss. And it has a 50 per cent interest in an ethylene cracker at Joffre, with Nova Chemical Corp. the other owner. Dow anticipates total savings of $2.5 bil-

lion from its cuts, which includes $1.5 billion related to action that the company has already initiated. “The reality is we are operating in a slow-growth environment in the near term and, while these actions are difficult, they demonstrate our resolve to tightly manage operations — particularly in Europe — and mitigate the impact of current market dynamics,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and CEO, in a release. Last year, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. It produced more than 5,000 products at 197 sites in 36 countries.

SCHLUMBERGER UNDER CONSTRUCTION Bank of Canada rate 1% Gold $1,701.60US -7.80

Silver $31.745US +0.125

OILSANDS INVESTMENT BENEFITS NOT JUST IN ALBERTA BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Economic benefits from oilsands investment are eye-poppingly large and will be spread across the country, says the Conference Board of Canada, but the biggest beneficiary outside Alberta will be the United States. “The international effects totals are larger than the interprovincial effects and the U.S. is the largest international,” Michael Burt, who wrote the report commissioned by Alberta and the federal government, said Wednesday. “It’s not unusual for us to trade more north-south than east-west.” Released at a conference of oilsandsrelated businesses, the report paints a dazzling picture of energyfuelled job growth — as long as development proceeds uninhibited. The paper predicts an estimated $364 billion in investment by 2035 is anticipated to create at least 2.3 million person-years of employment. That’s the equivalent of about 100,000 jobs a year, either directly or in companies supplying goods and services. The report says 54 per cent of those benefits are expected to remain in Alberta. The rest of Canada will divvy up just under 20 per cent. It also expects Ontario to lead with nearly 10,000 jobs a year created through direct goods and services supplied to the industry. British Columbia comes next with about 5,400 jobs, followed by the Prairies at 2,700 and Quebec with about 2,500 jobs a year. Atlantic Canada can expect about 530 jobs a year. Other countries will reap about 27 per cent of the benefits. In the U.S., 8,300 jobs a year will be created in the manufacturing sector alone, says the report. Those American jobs could be a Canadian opportunity, said Burt.

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Crews work to assemble the structural steel at Schlumberger Ltd.’s new pressure pumping base, which is being developed on 44 acres in McKenzie Industrial Business Park south of Red Deer. The $30-million project will include a workshop, truck wash, bulk plant and lab, fuel island and a truck staging area.

Economy growing but Local economic development need for interest rate group awarded hikes ‘less imminent’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says he is not as eager to raise interest rates as he was a few months ago, although he made clear the next move will likely be to increase rather than reduce the cost of borrowing. The central banker made the statement Wednesday following release of the latest quarterly economic outlook and amid some confusion about Tuesday’s changes to the guidance the bank issues during policy announcements. As expected, the bank kept its policy rate at one per cent for the 17th time, but changed the language on its tightening bias to read that “over time” historically low interest rates will need to rise. “The case for adjustment has become less imminent,” Carney explained Wednesday. But he added, “over time rates are more likely to go up than not,” noting high levels of consumer debt and that the economy continues to expand. He also asserted that despite inserting concerns about debt as a factor in setting monetary policy, it remains “the last line of defence” and that the federal government has better tools to address the problem. “Because of global headwinds, there is a need to provide very stimulative monetary policy to encourage business investment and to encourage household borrowing,” he said. “One of the consequences, is this ... risk around household debt and the first best response is to use other instruments.” Most private sector economists don’t believe Carney will take any action on rates until late 2013 or early 2014. “This is by far the clearest communication we’ve had from the Bank of Canada over the last tumultuous nine days, and it motivated an instant drop in two-year yields and half-penny depreciation in (the) Canadian dollar,” said Derek Holt, vice-president of eco-

nomics with Scotia Capital. “That’s as clear a signal as any that the (bank) is more dovish with its latest statement.” The loonie, which had been up early, ended the day down 0.23 cents lower at 100.51 cents US. Overall, Carney said he is slightly more optimistic than a few months ago about developments around the world, and some aspects of Canada’s economy as well. The housing market appears to be moderating, and so is credit growth among households, although due to lagging factors, debt-to-income is expected to keep rising from the current record 161 per cent before levelling off in 2014. But the most significant change may be in the risks to the global economy, following aggressive actions by policy-makers in Europe and in the U.S., where the Federal Reserve introduced a third round of quantitative easing. As well, China is showing signs of arresting its growth slide and the U.S. housing market is picking up. “Lump all of that together, the (developments) have reduced global risk and our outlook for foreign activity is quite strong,” Carney said. In the report issued earlier in the morning, the Bank of Canada said growth in the country is rebounding — if moderately — after hitting a sizable speed bump in the recently completed third quarter. The bank estimates that Canada had its worst quarter in the recently completed July-September period since the spring of 2011, advancing only one per cent, or half the rate the bank had expected. The main cause, the bank said, was temporary production shutdowns in the oilpatch during the summer. But the latest outlook from the central bank predicts activity will pick up globally and in the U.S., giving Canadian exporters a boost and helping the economy bounce back to 2.5 per cent growth in the last three months of the year, followed by 2.6 per cent gains in each of the following three quarters.

A regional economic development organization has been recognized for a promotional video it developed. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity recently received a 2012 Marketing Canada Award from the Economic Developers Association of Canada. It won in the Promotional Video category for an investment attraction video. The Economic Developers Association of Canada has more than 1,000 members spread across every province and territory. Its 2012 awards attracted 160 entries, with categories including advertising, publications, branding, web-based marketing and other promotions. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a partnership between Red Deer Regional Economic Development and Central Alberta Economic Partnership Ltd., with the former involving the City of Red Deer, Red Deer College, Red Deer County and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce; and the latter made up of 42 member communities and 14 associate members.

Vanderzwaag wins second stylist of the year award WINS TRIP TO MONTREAL WITH MODEL FOR PHOTO SHOOT

CHATTERS Mia Vanderzwaag has proven that 2010 was no fluke. The Red Deer woman recently topped a field of 215 hair stylists to claim the 2012 Makeover Challenge Stylist of the Year Award during Chatters Canada’s annual Stylist Connection conference. Her prizes include a trip to Montreal with her model for a photo session and placement on the cover of the February 2013 edition of Canadian Hairdresser. Vanderzwaag, who works at the Chatters Salon in Parkland Mall, won the same award two years ago.

C6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Wednesday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 106.65 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 74.84 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.21 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.72 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.06 Cdn. National Railway . . 86.44 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 93.18 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 4.30 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 66.64 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.10 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.55 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 29.88 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 38.93 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.34 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.19 General Motors Co. . . . . 23.69 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.03 Research in Motion. . . . . . 7.48 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 38.63 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 34.72 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 62.33 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.06 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 43.60 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.40 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 70.53 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.79 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 33.75 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 1093 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.30

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.56 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 49.00 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.82 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 17.33

Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 24.18 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 29.74 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 42.71 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.89 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 45.08 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 29.56 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.44 Canyon Services Group. 10.98 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 34.00 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.700 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 21.86 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.17 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 89.88

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 59.11 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 53.55 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.39 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.20 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 26.66 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 22.57 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 38.37 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 59.95 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 12.19 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 75.72 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.25 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 57.00 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 24.67 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.44

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday despite a wave of positive Canadian earnings reports and indications that China’s manufacturing slump may have bottomed out. The S&P/TSX composite index fell for a fourth day, down 30.81 points to 12,195.02 with traders still focused on a slowing global economy. The TSX Venture Exchange was off 0.76 of a point at 1,288.75. The Canadian dollar shed early gains to move down 0.23 of a cent to 100.51 cents US amid weak commodity prices. It had

earlier traded as high as 101.22 cents US, a day after the Bank of Canada maintained its bias towards future interest rate hikes and mentioned the possibility of high household debt levels playing a role in raising rates. U.S. indexes were also lower on top of steep losses Tuesday after earnings disappointments from DuPont chemical and conglomerate 3M Inc. reinforced a gloomy view of global economic prospects. The Dow Jones industrials declined 25.19 points to 13,077.34, the Nasdaq composite index was down 8.76 points to 2,981.7 and the S&P 500 index

slipped 4.36 points to 1,408.75. Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Reserve took no new action during its two-day policy meeting. Having announced a third round of economic stimulus in September, it wants time to assess whether those aggressive steps will boost growth and job creation. There was a further sign of a revival in the U.S. housing sector as data showed that new home sales for September rose 5.7 per cent to an annualized rate of 389,000, well above consensus estimates of 382,000 and the highest level since April, 2010. The TSX found some lift from

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 38.34 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.41 First Quantum Minerals . 22.67 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 40.79 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.15 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 50.82 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 9.60 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 40.29 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.66 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 31.39

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 32.71 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.32 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 26.77 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.70 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.49 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.63 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.06 Penn West Energy . . . . . 12.98 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.88 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 7.52 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.72 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.07 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.15 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.48 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 47.64

positive news from China, the world’s second-biggest economy. A preliminary version of HSBC’s monthly purchasing managers’ index rose to a three-month high of 49.1 points. That still was below the 50-point level that would indicate expansion, but nevertheless a strong improvement from September’s 47.9 reading. The base metals sector was 1.32 up per cent as December copper was unchanged at US$3.56 a pound. Worries about deteriorating economic conditions pushed copper down 18 cents over the previous four sessions. Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) shares were 85 cents higher at $31.39 as the Vancouver-based producer of copper, coal and other minerals announced plans to severely slash capital spending this year and next in the face of a slowing global economy. Teck also reported net income attributable to shareholders of $180 million or 31 cents per diluted share, compared with $814 million or $1.37 is the same 2011 period. Revenue was $2.5 billion, down from $3.38 billion. The industrials sector rose 1.36 per cent as Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX: CP) said its third-quarter net income was $224 million, an increase of $37 million or 20 per cent, and diluted earnings per share were $1.30, up 18 per cent compared with a year earlier. The profit beat analyst estimates by a penny a share and revenue was slightly above the consensus estimate and its shares ran up $5.29 to $93.18. The telecom sector rose almost one per cent while Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) shares gained $1.35 to $42.43 as the telecom posted net income of $495 million or 96 cents per share, seven cents better than estimates and up from $489 million or 90 cents per share a year ago. Its revenue increased to $3.17 billion, up about one per cent from the same time last year and largely in line with analyst estimates. The energy sector fell 0.5 per cent with December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange lower for a fifth day, down 94

cents to US$85.73 a barrel after sliding almost $2 on Tuesday. Losses deepened in the wake of data showing a bigger than expected rise in crude supplies last week. Crude supplies rose by 5.9 million barrels, much higher than the 1.7-million-barrel increase economists had expected. Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) reported a US$1.24-billion net loss in the third quarter, primarily due to the impact of lower natural gas prices over the past year. But Encana said it was still on track to meet its financial guidance for the full year. Its shares lost 70 cents to $21.86. The gold sector was the leading decliner, down per cent while December bullion fell $7.80 to US$1,701.60 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.46 to $40.79. The Canadian earnings season is moving into high gear this week and, like in the U.S., expectations are muted. “I think it will be fair to middling in terms of earnings, I don’t think it will be particularly negative, I don’t think it will be particularly positive,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates. “We only have three (major) TSX sectors: financials will be OK, mining will be negative and energy will be neutral.” The early earnings news from the U.S. was also positive with aircraft maker Boeing turning in quarterly earnings of $1.35 a share, well above the $1.12 a share that had been expected. Boeing’s 2012 overall profit outlook is expected to come in at $4.80 to $4.95 a share, against analyst expectations of $4.72 a share. But Boeing stock lost early momentum to close down 11 cents to $72.71. Facebook was also in focus after the world’s biggest social media company provided some proof it can make money from mobile advertising. Facebook said after the market close Tuesday that some 14 per cent of its ad revenue came from mobile advertising during the latest quarter. Its stock surged 19 per cent as Citi research upgraded the stock to buy. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at

the close of Wednesday world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,195.02 down 30.81 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,288.75 down 0.76 points TSX 60 — 697.59 down 0.92 point Dow — 13,077.34 down 25.19 points S&P 500 — 1,408.75 down 4.36 points Nasdaq — 2,981.70 down 8.76 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 100.51 cents US, down 0.23 of a cent Pound — C$1.5945, up 1.12 cents Euro — C$1.2894, up 0.13 of a cent Euro — US$1.2960, down 0.16 of a cent Oil futures: US$85.73 per barrel, down $0.94 (December contract) Gold Futures: US$1,701.60 per oz., down $7.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $32.643 per oz., down $0.26 $1,049.47 per kg., down $8.36 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov.’12 $5.40 higher $622.60; Jan ’13 $5.60 higher $622.10; March ’13 $5.10 higher $619.90; May ’13 $5.80 higher $613.80; July ’13 $5.90 higher $610.40; Nov. ’13 $4.60 higher $558.20; Jan. ’14 $4.60 higher $561.60; March ’14 $4.60 higher $561.90; May ’14 $4.60 higher $561.90; July ’14 $4.60 higher $561.90; Nov. ’14 $4.60 higher $561.90. Barley (Western): Dec. ’12 unchanged $250.00; March ’13 unchanged $253.00; May ’13 unchanged $254.00; July ’13 unchanged $254.50; Oct. ’13 unchanged $254.50; Dec ’13 unchanged $254.50; March ’14 unchanged $254.50; May ’14 unchanged $254.50; July ’14 unchanged $254.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $254.50. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 387,500 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 387,500.

Alberta gov. proposes single regulator for oil and gas CALGARY — Saying the “world is watching,” the Alberta government introduced legislation Wednesday that would put a single regulator in charge of overseeing all future oil, gas, oilsands and coal development in the province. Companies currently must file applications to the Alberta government as well as to the arms-length Energy Resources Conservation Board. Bill 2, the Responsible Energy Development Act, creates a single provincial regulator that will also be responsible for energy resource developments from

initial application to reclamation. “We know that as we develop resources in Alberta, and the oilsands in particular, the world is watching to see the environmental outcomes that we achieve,” said Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. “Are we making sure we monitor the air, land, water and biodiversity?” The government says the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will reduce the time and money it takes for companies seeking approvals for oil, natural gas, oilsands and coal projects and was one of six recommendations handed down in January 2011 by a government committee.

Cyber spies can practice ‘clean espionage’ to extract information; says analyst BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Home prices weaken in September THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A new survey says Canadian home prices weakened in September as a change in mortgage rules introduced in the summer appeared to keep some buyers out of the market. The Teranet-National Bank National Composite House Price Index released Wednesday shows that home prices fell 0.4 per cent in September from the previous month. The drop was spread across six of the 11 Canadian cities in the study, with Victoria facing the steepest decline of 1.3 per cent. Prices fell in

Vancouver, down 1.2 per cent, and Ottawa, down 0.8 per cent. Other Canadian cities showing weakness were Montreal (down 0.6 per cent), Edmonton (down 0.7 per cent) and Victoria (1.3 per cent). On the upside was Toronto, rising 0.1 per cent, while both Calgary and Halifax rose 0.5 per cent. Hamilton increased 0.3 per cent in September from August. On a national level, home prices are still 3.6 per cent higher than they were a year earlier. The report offered further evidence of the summertime slowdown of the domestic economy, as well as the impact

of mortgage regulations that were introduced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in July. Under the new rules, the maximum amortization period for government-insured mortgages would be reduced to 25 years from 30 years. National Bank senior economist Marc Pinsonneault said in a report that the regulation changes “undoubtedly contributed to cool the market.” But he also noted that third-quarter home sales for the cities in the survey fell eight per cent from the previous three month period, which could be a harbinger for lower house prices next year.


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MONTREAL — Stealing secrets through cyber espionage may not have enough action for a spy like James Bond, but there can be less risk and “your own guys don’t get hurt,” a global security expert says. Cyber spying is going to get more sophisticated and governments and businesses will continue to be targeted, said Steve Durbin, global vicepresident of the Information Security Forum. “If you go back to the original James Bond era, you used to have guys slugging around the streets trying to steal secrets,” Durbin said from New York. “You don’t have that problem any more because you can set up a laptop or a computer in a living room and try to crack into systems around the world.” Spying has always been around and now it’s just making use of the technology that’s out there,“ he said. Durbin calls it “clean espionage” and said more often than not it is state sponsored. “This isn’t about blowing things up, although you can do that, clearly. It’s clean espionage rather than some of the dirtier elements of people slugging

it out in Afghanistan, for example.” This kind of espionage can use computer malware or exploit technology such as close-captioned TV cameras, GPS data, satellite feeds and telecom traffic, in addition to “feet on the street,” he said. Durbin cites the Stuxnet virus as an example of clean espionage. Stuxnet was tailored to disrupt Iran’s nuclear centrifuges and caused some setbacks within its uranium enrichment labs. It infected thousands of employees’ computers at the nuclear power reactor, Iranian officials have said. The United States and Israel are believed to be suspects. An attack like that has more impact on the people being targeted than on your own forces, he said. “So that’s attractive because not only is it effective, it is lower cost and your own guys don’t get hurt.” China also has been accused by cyber security analysts of computerbased attacks focused on American oil, gas and other energy companies. The U.K.-based Information Security Forum deals with security challenges that its corporate and public sector members are facing. It’s considered a global authority on information risk management and cyber security.

It’s part of the province’s efforts to make the industry more competitive with other regions. Two years ago, the government introduced incentives for oil and gas drillers and rolled back royalty rates. “We all know we have immense resources. This is a responsibility that we do not take lightly,” Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes told reporters in Calgary. “We are creating a one-window approach to energy regulations. The new energy regulator will be efficient and effective for industry, it will be efficient and effective for landowners and Albertans.” Calling the current regulator process “onerous,” Hughes said the single-window approach will simplify the process.

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BORLE Sylvianne 1931 - 2012 Sylvianne Borle of Red Deer, Alberta peacefully went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the age of 81 years. Sylvianne was very special in many ways, and perhaps more in her faith - filled life, which led her like a light in the darkness to seek a meaning in service to others, and firstly to her family. She is lovingly remembered by her children; Andrew (Maggie), Louise (Ray), Mona, Kathie (Perry), Claude (Laurie), Amy (David), Claudette and Andrew (Karen), as well as twenty-eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Sylvianne was predeceased by her husband Walter, her daughter Jo-Ann and her son Philip. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Albert Catholic Parish, 7 Street Vital Avenue St. Albert, Alberta on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made directly to Camp He Ho Ha, Box 182 Seba Beach, Alberta, T0E 2B0. The family of Sylvianne wishes to express a sincere “Thank You” to the entire staff for the wonderful care that she received during her stay at West Park Lodge. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

SCHIETZSCH Reinhard “Reg” 1923 - 2012 Reinhard “Reg” Schietzsch of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at Red Deer Regional Health Centre on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Reg was born in Wolfen, Germany on November 11, 1923. From early in life he had a long love of aircraft, beginning his career as an airplane machinist upon graduation from school and becoming a pilot after being drafted to WWII. After the war’s end, Reg studied engineering in England and worked in the coal mining industry. While on holidays at Blackpool, England, he met Eileen. Reg swept Eileen off her feet with his dancing skills, leading to their marriage in 1957. In 1963, Reg and his family emigrated from England to Canada, where he worked as a machinist and later started his career in fiberglass with Peace River Glass, which then became John’s Manville, where he left his mark with his many developments. In his retirement, Reg enjoyed working on cars, radio control airplanes, motor-homing and swimming. Reg will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years; Eileen and his children; Alan (Millie) and Katrina (Harvey) as well as by his four grandc h i l d r e n ; E m i l y, A n d r e w, Bethany and Adam. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040



WELTY It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mikki Connie Loree Welty (nee Price), 63, on October 18th, 2012. She fought cancer with fierce strength and determination, her courage in this battle inspired us all. Mikki was born to Eleanor and Owen Price of Red Deer on January 3rd, 1949, joining brother, Morley, sister, Bonnie, and a few years later another sister, Wendy. She sang away her years as a young adult as the lead singer in a band, Crystal Faction, and in the church choir with her sisters. She married and had a daughter, Wendy Gale, who became her world. The bond between mother and daughter only strengthened as she raised Wendy Gale on her own and made a life for them in Red Deer working as a caregiver for the Michener Centre. In 1987 a childhood friend came back into her life. After their first date she knew this was the one she had been waiting for. Mikki and Neil (Bud) Welty were married and she inherited a son, Cody, and a daughter, Brandy. As soon as he could, Bud had Mikki in a tent, and just as excited as him when planning the next walleye fishing trip. They spent many years camping and fishing which became their passion. One of Mikkis greatest joys was being a grandparent. Zachary was quickly put on a boat and became their next fishing partner. When Quintin came along he was given a rod as soon as he could hold it. Mikki finally got her girl, Alexis, who spent many sleepovers with grandma. Her last grandchild, Maxam, kept her young for the last 6 years. Mikki fell in love with the Maritimes 5 years ago when daughter Brandy moved there. In recent years she was able to spend a lot of time in Nova Scotia tripping over the rocks at Peggy’s Cove and on the deck watching the Miramichi with her good friend Lourdes. Her most recent trip was in August with her daughters and granddaughter, where she got to see her beloved Peggy’s Cove one last time. Mikki is now at peace with her parents and husband Bud. She leaves behind her Aunts Jimmy and Rene, cousins, brother and sisters, children, grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces, and their families, whom she was very close with. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice. Her last wish was to die with dignity and peace and the staff at the hospice more than provided that for her. A graveside service will be held at the Mayton Cemetery Friday, October 26th at 1pm, followed by a Celebration of Mikki’s Life at the East Olds Baptist Church at 2pm. Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers’ arms. I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs. Do not weep for me, for I am cradled in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars. Do not weep for me, for I am within you; I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns’ leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand. Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me… with a smile and a sigh HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD. entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610

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Leo & Marlene Bouchard† The families of Leo & Marlene Bouchard invite you to join them in celebrating their 50th Anniversary! Open house on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the County Room at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. ~ No gifts please

Cameron; Three long sad years have slipped by since your tragic passing. Mommy and I are struggling with the absence of your smiling face, phone calls and visits which were so dearly treasured. “White Fang” joined you and Gran-Dad on “Your Hill” at the Bighorn on your birthday this past summer when Mommy, Tina, Taelyn, Uncle Bill and I went up there to share special time with you. Births Your kind and gentle spirit is beside us 24/7 as we struggle on without your physical presence on this earth. Mommy and I look to the heavens every night hoping to c a t c h a g l i m p s e o f “ Yo u r Star”. You will forever hold a very special place in all our hearts Cameron. God bless and keep you son. Love forever, Mommy and Popsy. The moment that you died, Our hearts split in two, The one side filled with memories, The other died with you. We often lay awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane, With tears upon our cheeks. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, But missing you is heartache, That never goes away. We hold you tightly within our hearts,

KALAWARNY Wayne E. Nov. 9, 1958 - Oct. 21, 2012 With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wayne. Predeceased by his mother Shirley. He will be lovingly remembered by his father Edward, son Kevin, brothers Terry (Gayle), Kenneth. Also nephews Joey, Cole and many other family and friends.

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And there you will remain, Life has gone on without you, But it never will be the same. For those who still have their son, Treat him with tender care, You will never know the emptiness, As when you turn and he is not there. In Loving Memory of our Mother Nettie MacDonald Mar. 30, 1927 - Oct. 25, 2007 You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray she will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left. Deeply missed, forever loved, but never forgotten, Norm, Wendy, Judy, Holly, Don and Families


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HOPPUS - EVANS Tanner Hoppus and Braydi Evans are excited to announce the birth of their son Nikolai Edgar William Hoppus on August 31, 2012. Nikolai weighed in at 8 lbs. 6.5 oz and was 23 inches long. Proud Grandparents a r e L a v e r n e a n d Wa n d a H o p p u s a n d Tr e v o r a n d Deneen Evans. Uncle Brett is anxious to put a hockey stick in his hands and Auntie Tori can hardly wait to play Justin Bieber for him.


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Pasquale Mancuso Construction Partnership

We will offer: - Fair compensation and flexibility. - Vehicle allowance and reimbursement for all expenses.


LOCAL Oilfield Company seeking exp’d Wireline Toolhand /Salesman. Paid fuel and vehicle allowance. Send resume with expected salary to btopcanada@

RATTRAY RECLAMATION is currently seeking exp’d LABORERS with a valid drivers license and BACKHOE OPERATORS with a clean class 1 licence, for lease construction, reclamation and cleanups in Lacombe and surrounding areas. Competitive wages and benefits available. Must have valid H2S Alive, First Aid & Ground Disturbance Level II Certification. Email: Fax 403-934-5235


WA N T E D R D A I I M o n . Thurs. for General dental practice in Rimbey. Previous exp. preferred. Please fax resume to 403-843-2607

All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Safety tickets are an asset but we are willing to train the right candidate. We offer exceptional pay, excellent benefit package and a positive work environment. Please email resumes to or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls.

Please specify position when replying to this ad.


LIVE IN CAREGIVER req’d for 3 kids, 44 hrs. per wk., $9.91 per hr., room and board $336/mo., F/T, willing to work wkdns & shiftwork, must be able to cook, and do housekeeping, Phone 403-343-8588

Apprentice or Journeyman Mechanics Pile Drive Operators Pile Drive Assistants Field Supervisor

Plant operator with an ABSA class 4 power engineer ticket to join a growing energy services company in central Alberta. Competitive compensation package including medical benefits and a company vehicle. Email resumes to



Drillers and Driller Assistants with a Class 1 driver’s license.

If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates (1st Aid & H2S are the min. qualifications) to the following: Fax 403-887-4750




Landcore Technologies Inc. located in Ponoka is currently seeking energetic, motivated team players for the following positions:

Night Operators & Field Assistants





Our Red Deer operation is currently seeking individuals for the following positions: FIELD OPERATIONSQualified individual will be self-motivated and experienced in tank farm rig ups. Responsibilities will include organization and rig up of tank farm/manifold systems, delivery of office trailers and light towers. We are willing to train the right candidates with related oilfield experience. ENVIROBIN TRUCK OPERATORQualified individuals will be self-motivated and responsible for professional delivery and pick up of our envirobins and light towers as well as servicing when returned. This position is also responsible for assisting on tank farm rig ups which requires demanding physical labor. Clean class 5 license is required. Oilfield experience and related tickets would be an asset. Only individuals with clean drivers abstract and 100% commitment to customer service and safe work practices need apply. Please forward resumes and abstracts via the following: Fax: 403-309-5962 Email: careers@

OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN req’d for Ophthalmology office. Job training is provided but qualifications and previous experience an asset. Personals Starting wages $14/hr. Please fax resume to WARRANTY ALCOHOLICS 403-342-2024.. COORDINATOR ANONYMOUS 347-8650 F r i e n d l y, f a s t p a c e d Only those considered will m a n u f a c t u r e d h o u s i n g be contacted. d e a l e r s h i p r e q u i r e s P/T Professional Medical immediately an energetic, Secretary needed in Red Bingos o u t g o i n g , m o t i v a t e d Deer. Fax: 403-314-0499 individual for the RED DEER BINGO Centre FUlL TIME POSITION 4946-53 Ave. (West of at this Red Deer location. Superstore). Precall 12:00 Successful applicant will Oilfield & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!! have a thorough knowledge of computers (incl. Excel) and have worked in a fast paced environment previously. Must be a problem solver. A growing Production Constructon background Testing company, based helpful but not mandatory. out of Sylvan Lake, is Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Competitive hourly rate. currently accepting resumes CLASSIFICATIONS Apply with resume by for the following positions: email to: 700-920 Qualified Supervisors,

Caregivers/ Aides



Restaurant/ Hotel


Symphony Senior Living Inglewood Now Hiring to Start Immediately Full Time Part Time and Casual Housekeeping Personnel Must enjoy working with Seniors, be reliable hard working and be a Team player and work within a structured time frame. Starting wage is 13.69 per hour shift diff and weekend premium with Benefits after 3 months. Apply to; L. Meek Assistant General Manager Symphony Senior Living Inglewood 10 Inglewood Drive E-mail;agmiw@


Due to substantial growth and the addition of new manufactured product lines, The A.R. Thomson Group is offering the following opportunities to join our Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking for a stable career opportunity are encouraged to join our team.


Looking for a Journeyman Welder interested in pursuing “B� Pressure Certification to become a part of our Stainless Steel Hose Production line. Duties to include fabrication of custom Stainless Steel Hose Product and will include successfully obtaining “B� Pressure Certification and certification on ABSA approved production welding procedures.



ELECTRIC LTD. req’s res./comm. Journeyman Electricians

If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful and growing organization, then forward your resume to:

to start immed. Competitive wages and benefits. Future Ag Inc. Fax resume to Attn: Paula 403-342-4022 or drop off Box 140 at #7 7880-48 Ave. email: Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Fax (403) 843-2790 EXPERIENCED residential Email THE RUSTY PELICAN is HVAC installer required FUTURE AG, a now accepting resumes for immediately. Must have progressive Case IH valid drivers license and a well experienced Equipment Dealer in own hand tools. Call Stan F/T SERVER Stettler is now @ 403-550-3870 for interview. Apply within: 2079-50 accepting applications Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. FOUNDATION company in for a Parts Manager or Fax 403-347-1161 Phone Red Deer currently seekLead Counter Parts calls WILL NOT be accepted. ing experienced person. Live the life style Commercial Foundation X-STATIC of Central Alberta and be Form Workers. Please fax IS NOW ACCEPTING home at night. Work for resume to 403-346-5867 APPLICATIONS one of the few family FOR EXPERIENCED AND owned dealerships where EXPERIENCED ENERGETIC P/T we care about our loader operator for gravel employees and customers. crushing. Call COCKTAIL SERVERS Successful candidate will 780-220-7770 Apply in person after 3 pm. be a team player with strong social skills. Sales & Counter and Management experience an asset. Distributors Computer literacy and knowledge of DIS Parts program a definite asset but not mandatory.



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Good Knowledge of Oilfield Equipment Combustion Equipment Experience an Asset Tradesmen Welcome Willingness to Travel Computer Skills Training will be provided

Must be Highly Motivated Good wages & benefits based on experience Resumes will be accepted until October 31st -2012 Please email to:


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Competitive Wages Annual Work boot reimbursement RRSP Plan Benefits Package Sick Days Monthly Bonus If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful and growing organization, then forward your resume to:

Future Ag Inc. Attn: Human Resources Box 489 Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 Fax 403-342-0396 or email to



For Local Automotive Dealership

Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Advance your career with Sanjel – Join Canada’s largest privately-owned global energy service company. Our employees are the driving force behind our company and we value their contribution. Develop your career in a dynamic environment where employees are empowered to be innovators.

The successful candidate must have: • Previous accounting experience • Strong computer skills • Professional appearance • Enjoy working in a fast paced team environment

HOME building company looking for f/t employee to do misc. construction work. Must have good knowledge of framing. Email to or Mail resume to Donna Empringham P.O. Box 25146 Deer Park Post Office, Red Deer, AB. T4R 2M2

HIRING FIELD POSITIONS ALL SERVICE LINES You have expertise, a passion for excellence and improvement, and a commitment to safety – bring them to work as part of our team.


Please email resume in confidence to:

What’s in it for you?&RPSHWLWLYHVDODULHVDQGEHQH¿WVWUDLQLQJ DQG GHYHORSPHQW opportunities with a focus on career advancement. Speak to a recruiter at 1.800.9SANJEL, e-mail, or drop your resume and driver’s abstract off at the Red Deer Coiled Tubing Shop located at 4100 77th Street.



We offer: • Full time employment • Competitive salary • Excellent health and benefits plan


Pre-Employment Drug / Classifieds...costs so little Alcohol screening and a background check will be Saves you so much! required. Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Sales & (with sporadic overtime Distributors available) Excellent benefits package WORLDLYNX WIRELESS and RRSP plan are also Bell Mobility Store is available. HIRING in RED DEER! Please Email Resumes to: Join a Borsato.linda@ growing company and be part of a successful team! OR Fax Resumes to: Positions available as 403-341-4243 STORE MANAGER and RETAIL SALES CONSULTANT for our new store opening in November in Red Deer. Please Experienced Parts Counter send your resume to Clerk & Shipper/Receiver careers@ TRACTION HEAVY DUTY PARTS - Red Deer Hit the road with us! TRACTION, Celebrate your life a division of UAP Inc., is a with a Classified Canadian leader in the ANNOUNCEMENT distribution, merchandising and remanufacturing of automotive parts and replacement accessories Trades for cars, trucks and heavy vehicles. We are currently A FULL TIME PAINTER searching for a Shipper/ REQUIRED Receiver and an Painting exp. necessary. experienced Heavy Duty Must have vehicle. Parts Person .If you are a Must be task orientated, customer-focused, team self motivated & reliable. player this is an opportuPhone 403-596-1829 nity for you!If you are Avalon Central Alberta is interested in working for a looking for a Site Carpen- company with a dynamic work environment, please ter/Service Technician. Duties include back fram- forward your resume to ing, minor drywall repairs C h e l s e a B a r l o w a t, fax and general residential handy-man work. Please to 780-481-0148 or apply online at: email resume to info@ or fax to 403-340-1052 FUTURE AG in Rimbey is now accepting applications CARPET COLOUR for an Agricultural CENTRE Technician / Heavy Duty is currently looking for a Mechanic with Ag TILE INSTALLER. experience. Live the life Applicant must have ability to lay out tiles, be familiar style of Central Alberta and with setting materials and be home at night. Work for one of the few family products. This is a F/T position with a wage of owned dealerships where we care about our em$25/hr. ployees and customers. Submit resume att`n: Andrew @ Carpet Colour Centre 1100, 5001 - 19 St. We offer: Red Deer, AB T4R 3R1 or • Competitive Wages email : awiebe@ • Annual work boot carpetcolourcentre. com reimbursement Looking for a place • RRSP Plan to live? • Benefit Package Take a tour through the • Sick Days CLASSIFIEDS • Tuition reimbursement program for apprentices • Monthly Bonus CUNNINGHAM



JOURNEYMAN Electricians and Instrument Hands req’d. for work in Central Alberta. Also looking for apprentices . Oilfield exp. an asset. Please forward your resume to jobs@ or fax 403-887-4945

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 D3

LOOKING for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911 LOOKING FOR FULL TIME FRAMER / FRAMERS HELPER to work in Sylvan Lake. Exp. in reno’s and new construction. Have inside work for most of winter. POSITION FILLED Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

TILE SETTER Req’d immed. Exp’d tile installer, for very busy Central AB company. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly and works well with others or alone. Driver’s license req’d. Excellent wages, benefits & great working environment. Please email resume to:

“YOU WILL BE FAMOUS FOR BREAKFAST” We are growing and because we are there is a New exciting Franchise Opportunity in:


Truckers/ Drivers




Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or

Humpty’s Family Restaurants has a solid history (since 1986 in the Red Deer and area market) and a great new look. Cash equity required is $125,000 with financing available for the remainder (O.A.C.) You too can be famous!

Phone or e-mail Sergio Terrazas Ph: (403) 608-7329 Fax: (403) 266-1973 E-mail: s.terrazas

CENTRAL AB based rig movers/heavy haulers seeking picker operators, bed truck drivers and winch tractor drivers. Top wages and benefits, Reply to : Classifieds...costs so little rigmovers2012 Saves you so much!

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required immediately. Individual must be highly organized, customer oriented, & have retail meat cutting experience, Competitive salary, benefits. Full and part time meat cutting positions also available. Apply in person to Sobeys, Highway 2A, Lacombe, or fax resume 403-782-5820.

ADULT CARRIER NEEDED for delivery of morning paper 6:30 a.m. 6 days a wk For GLENDALE & NORMANDEAU

Central AB based trucking company reqires

OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558

DRIVERS & SWAMPERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841

NDT Field Service Technician

Full time position. NDT experience an asset but n o t r e q u i r e d . Tr a i n i n g provided. Based in Red Deer. Travel within Western Canada and i n t e r n a t i o n a l t r a v e l DRIVERS WANTED possible. Driver’s license Aggressive Energy Inc. is and passport required. looking for class 1 tank Overtime. Opportunity for truck drivers. We specialadvancement. Base rate ize in the transportation of plus field rate starting at Class 8 Corrosive liquids in $17-18/hr. Refer to Job # the Fort St. John, Fort FST003. Send resume to Nelson area. We offer top wages, benefits and monthly guarantees. Flexible work schedule. Please fax resume & driver abstract to 250-787-0030.

Hiring Immediate FT & Casual


EMR or EMT Security Personnel for Dispatching Position

Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376

Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Staff for a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer. Minimum Qualification: * Alberta Security License *EMR- ACP certified *Class 4 license *Bondable *Good interpersonal skills *Good communication skills *Computer knowledge, previous emergency experience, previous security experience, client interaction experience an asset WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and welfare plan *Above average wages *Fully Paid uniform *All training time paid *Dedicated quality group. *Room to learn and grow. How to apply: Apply on line at: http://www.securitas. com/ca/enca/Career/ On this web site you can click on “On line Application” and submit it to the Edmonton Branch. Email: Fax: 403-314-8475 Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness SIDER /helper, wanted for small construction company. % pd. on experiecne. Call Dean @ 302-9210. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743


Adult & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in JOHNSTONE PARK Jacobs Close James, Johns St. & Jewell St. NORMANDEAU Nichols Crsc. & Nyberg Ave.

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEERPARK Duncan Cres./ Dennison Cres. area $129/MO.

ALSO Dunham Close & Dandell Close area $130/mo.

PAYNE & PARSONS CLOSE ********** PINES LODGE & PALLO CLOSE ********** PAGE AVE. & PHELAN CLOSE Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

EASTVIEW WEST LAKE Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

FULL TIME DRIVER REQ’D. ADULT Candidates must have a UPGRADING clean driving record and be Alberta Government able to drive a standard Funded Programs transmission vehicle. Student Funding Available! Excellent customer service and communication skills NOVEMBER START are required. Applicants must be physically fit and • GED Preparation be able to lift up to 70 lbs. • C o m m u n i t y S u p p o r t They must be 21 years of Worker Program age or older. This is fast paced, physically Morning, Afternoon And demanding environment. Evening P/T Classes All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. Academic Express The Full Time position Adult Education & Training Fri. 40-50 hrs/wk. 340-1930 starting wage $19/hr. + bonus. All candidates are subject to criminal record You can sell your guitar checks. Apply by online @ for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS or fax resume to: and we’ll sell it for you! 403-648-3312

Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303

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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in Deer Park Dempsey St. area $402/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area $530/mo.

Barrett Dr. Bettenson St. Best Crsc./ Berry Ave. NGLEWOOD Ingram Close LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Langford Cres. Law Close/ Lewis Close

ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area $321 monthly Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info


Are you tired of not having evening and weekends to do what you love to do?

Join our Merry Maids Team

-Professional House Cleaning -Permanent Position 30-36 hr/week -MUST have own vehicle -Must be available Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM -Must pass a Criminal Record Check -Paid training starts at $11.00/hr -Benefits after 3 months If interested please contact us at: Fax: 403-314-4811 Email: merrymds@

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler


Ainsworth Crsc. Asmundsen Ave. Archibald Crsc. Arnold Close/ Amlee Close

Must have a reliable vehicle

GRANDVIEW 79 Advocate $404/month $4851/year

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317


Earn $440 or $500/mo. for 1 hr. or less 6 days a week

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life

SOUTH HILL 42 Advocate $220/mo. $2646/yr 45 Mins. per day

MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $215.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car .

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in

MOUNTVIEW 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/yr 1-1/2 hrs. per day

ROSEDALE Robinson Cres./ Reinholt Ave. area $173/MO


*********** PINES

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in

ALSO Dunning Crsc. Depalme St. $50/mo.



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Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Victor Close Vold Close Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 CLEANING Persons Help req’d. 3 wk. day eves./wk. ideal for couple. Must be bondable & have own transporation. 403-347-7216 leave msg.


Call Rick at 403-314-4303 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY WORKER part-time evenings and weekends Honest, friendly, hardworking only need apply. $11.00/hour. Bring resume to Mustang Laundry, 6830-59 Avenue or email mustanglaundry@ DECK TRUCK OPERATOR POSITION, self motivated, mechanically inclined,, exp’d. Will train right personality. Class 5 w/air ticket req’d. Call City Haul Towing 403-588-7079 DJ/KARAOKE HOST for Hire, casual position. 403-896-6880

Cost $200 SCHOOL WILL BE STARTING NOV. 5 Upon successfully completing and passing course, work is available for casual to part time hours to start. Must be able to obtain Security Clearance Check from local RCMP Please telephone and leave a message for April M. 403-346-3339

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail. Please contact QUITCY


at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

Hydraulic Division


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Due to substantial growth and the addition of new manufactured product lines, The A.R. Thomson Group is offering the following opportunities to join our Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking for a stable career opportunity are encouraged to join our team.

tion prep, hydro-testing, general shop maintenance, operation of new product line manufacturing equipment, such as tube mill, corrugating equipment and other hose manufacturing equipment and occasional on-site work with our mobile hydro-testing trailer unit.

Pre-Employment Drug / Alcohol screening and a background check will be required. Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (with sporadic overtime available) Excellent benefits package and RRSP plan are also available. Please Email Resumes to: Borsato.linda@ OR Fax Resumes to: 403-341-4243 F/T Cashier/Postal Clerk. Apply in person w/resume: Highland Green Value Drug Mart. KEY Towing & Storage Alberta Ltd. req’s an exp’d. dispatcher. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Experience in the towing industry would be an asset. Requirements are computer skills, able to multi task and have good people skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon & morning delivery in Town of Penhold!

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ P/T PRESSER needed in drycleaning plant. No weekends or evenings. Call Shannon at 403-550-7440

Peavey Industries Warehouse workers REQUIRED IMMED.

Hydraulic experience is an asset however similar Industrial Experience will be considered. Please forward resume to Daryl via: Fax: 403-340-3646 or Gary 403-302-7167

We will offer: - Fair compensation. - Benefit package. - All cleaning products, aides and tools required.

If you are interested in this position please email resume, letter of interest and references to:

All successful applicants will be contacted for a formal interview.

BUILDERS Peak Performance VA 227-2449 The greatest vitamins in the world the best...just got better!!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES PET ADOPTION Many Pets to Choose From Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream. Lonsdale Green Apartments

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!

CLUBS & GROUPS Club for writers - meets weekly

RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971

Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail:



AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.

Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE Call: 403-348-8561 Email Career Programs are


for all Albertans


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855



New & gently used children’s sale. 403-358-8939 www.



LADIES medium brown full length mink coat, exc. cond. Size 12. $200 obo 403-346-6303 LADIES sweaters S-M, good quality, whole bag $25 403-314-9603




Homestead Firewood

Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

Health & Beauty


*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown RD 587-377-1298 Open Mon.Fri. daily 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Household Appliances


APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 ELEC. STOVE $25 will d e l i v e r i n R e d D e e r, 403-347-1776 J.H. CONNOR wringer washing machine, model 852G asking $25, 403-556-6473



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



Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. CUSTOM made display unit, wood $130; LP holder with 2 sliding doors on castors $40 403-314-2026 DBLE. bed c/w mattress and bookcase headboard $50, recliner, exc cond. $100, solid office desk $25, 403-346-5360 DINING TABLE, Light oak. 41’x6’, opens to 41’x8’. Like new! 1/2 price @ $400. 403-343-7393

We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts: Red Deer Advocate - Job Search


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2 MATCHING LOVE SEATS. $25 for both. 403-343-7393

is expanding its facility to double production. Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168 Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483

(across from Totem) SAFETY TRAINING **For all your safety needs** WEEKLY CLASSES Class 1, Class 3 Air Brakes **Special Rates for Class 1 and Class 3** Other courses available Oilfield Hauler GODI Light Duty Vehicle Hours of Service TDG/WHMIS Cargo Securement Chaining Up Fatigue Management All Courses are Government Certified Group rates available Possible funding available WE’RE NOT SATISFIED UNTIL YOU’RE CERTIFIED! Call or email to reserve your seats now

Household Furnishings Lose weight naturally with Z-Trim 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S

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Experienced Glazers Driver Licence is a must. 403-347-9320 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds









“Low Cost” Quality Training


TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. LOVE camping and outdoors? Canadian Diabetes Assoc. /cawos/index.html Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491


Industries #1 Choice!

Temporary P/T 20 hrs./week, 4 pm. - 8 pm. EquipmentMon. - Fri. Please drop off Heavy resume to Peavy Industries Ltd. 7740-40 Ave. Red Deer or TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or fax 403-346-3432 storage. Skidded or Attn: Carolynn wheeled. Call 347-7721. RELIABLE CLEANING personnel req’d. for Red Deer area.. $17/hr. email resume to icshine_cleaning Tools Phone 780-399-4977 6” BENCH grinder w/stand, new $70 403-314-0804




Items Also afternoon delivery in CHILDRENS’ plastic Town of hangers, approx. 100, all Springbrook for $20, 403-877-6354 1 day per wk. VENDORS Wanted. Nov.3rd No collecting!! Holiday Inn 67th Red Deer.

We are seeking a trustworthy and hardworking individual to perform daily house cleaning, meal preparation and maintenance to a private residence close to Red Deer. This is a great opportunity for full time employment. The job requirements include: - Previous experience. - Ability to multi-task and prioritize. - Assertive and confident to make decisions. - Attention to detail and strong work ethic. - Own means of transportation

Pumps & Pressure Inc. Hydraulic Division is currently accepting applications for


R H2S Alive (ENFORM) R First Aid/CPR R Confined Space 2 POSITIONS R WHMIS & TDG AVAILABLE FOR MANUFACTURING R Ground Disturbance SHOP TECHNICIANS R (ENFORM) B.O.P. Duties to include fabrica#204, 7819 - 50 Ave.


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Employment Training


LOOKING for 1st.- 4th year technicians for service department and Quick Lane. Training avail. Email resume to: craig@ or call 403-742-2506


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Local company looking for experienced residential and commercial service technician with current Alberta gas/plumbing ticket. Benefit package after 3 months, wages based on experience. Email: or fax to (403) 342-2025


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Business Opportunities

FUTON, like new cond. w/10” thick mattress, $120 call Viki 403-346-4263 after 5 LARGE antique teacher’s desk, dble. pedestal $150, 403-877-6354

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012


Collectors' Items


PAIR bdrm. lamps $25; 27” COCA Cola Barbies, still in boxes; Grease Barbie o l d e r w o r k i n g t v, g o o d Sandy $50/ea. cond. $30; ladies S motor403-318-6970 cycle helmut, $60; 403-340-0675 URGENT - MOVING MUST SELL 7 pce oak dining room suite, $350, exc. cond., 403-346-5360 URGENT MOVING. Must sell: Nordic track treadmill $500; Pallistr 4 pce. bdrm. suite, $500;, Palliser ent,. centre $250, obo 403-343-1460


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TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.



2 SONY speakers 19” x 11” $25 403-314-0804 RADIO AND RECORD PLAYER, 8 track player cabinet model, in goo cond. to give away GIVEN AWAY


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Thursday October 25, 2012

Experts say great white shark killed surfer BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — An expert has determined that a surfer was killed off California’s Central Coast by a 15- to 16-foot (4.8-meter) great white shark. Ralph Collier of the Shark Research Committee examined the body of 39-year-old Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt before making the determination Wednesday. The surfer was bitten in the upper torso in the waters off Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday. He died at the scene despite a friend’s efforts to save him. “His friend ended up swimming over and pulling him from the water where he received first aid,” sheriff’s Sgt. Mark A. Williams said. Friends said Solorio had ridden the waves there since he was a boy. “He was a really good surfer,” friend Nathan Winkles told KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara. The beach, about 150 miles (240 kilometres) northwest of Los Angeles, also was the site of an October 2010 fatal attack. Lucas Ransom, a 19-year-old student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, died when a shark nearly severed his leg as he body-boarded. Surf Beach is near Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Air Force said Solorio was not affiliated with the base, which allows public access to some of its beaches. All beaches on the base’s coastline were closed for at least 72 hours as a precaution, Col. Nina Armagno said. Great white sharks are found from tropical to polar regions and are not uncommon up and down the California coast, experts said. However, they do not attack humans as a rule, experts said. “If white sharks were going to target humans for prey, I would never talk to any survivors,” Collier said. “Because

there’s no way you or I could ever survive an attack by a 17-foot shark that weighs 4,000 pounds.” There have been nearly 100 shark attacks in California since the 1920s, including a dozen that were fatal, according to the California Department of Fish and Game. But attacks have remained relatively rare even as the population of swimmers, divers and surfers sharing the waters has soared. An average of 65 shark attacks happen each year around the world that typically result in two or three deaths, according to the Pew Environment Group. Last month, warning signs were posted at Santa Barbara Harbor, about 65 miles (105 kilometres) southeast of Surf Beach, after a 14-foot (4.2-meter) great white shark was spotted by a surfer. In July, a man escaped injury near Santa Cruz after being thrown from his kayak by a great white shark that bit through the vessel. An almost identical incident occurred off the coast of Cambria in May. Hundreds of miles south near the coast of San Diego, a 15-foot (4.5-meter) great white shark is believed to have killed triathlete David Martin in 2008. Great white sharks are inquisitive and use smell, vision and taste to identify objects in the water, which can be more difficult if the ocean is churned up or murky, he said. It is likely that the shark that bit Solorio failed to identify the surfer and “struck out at this shape assuming it was a natural prey,” Collier said. “The way it investigates is by taking a gentle bite but unfortunately, what seems like a gentle bite to a shark can cause a devastating injury to a human,” Nosal said. Some sharks come closer to shore from around October to January because that is when some of their favou-


This photo released by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department shows the surfboard being ridden by 39-year-old surfer Francisco Javier Solorio Jr., who was fatally attacked by a shark Tuesday. An expert has determined that Solorio was killed by a 15- to 16-foot great white shark, according to Ralph Collier of the Shark Research Committee. He was bitten in the upper torso in the waters off Surf Beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County and died at the scene despite a friend’s efforts to save him. rite prey — nutritious, blubber-rich seals and elephant seals — are abundant on land, said Sean Van Sommeran, executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation in Santa Cruz. “Shark-tober is a phrase we coined,” he said. Collier said he has seen sharks as close as 20 feet (6 metres) to beaches. No large seal colonies are near Surf Beach, a locally popular rural area that is known for its treacherous riptides, said Robin Dunaetz, who owns a

surf shop in nearby Lompoc. Since the deadly attack two years, surfers have been aware that sharks may lurk offshore. “They take it into consideration, like with anything” she said. “When you get on a highway you take a risk; when you get out in the water, you take a risk.” Shark sightings appeared to have become more frequent in the past four to six years but that may simply be a result of more people being in the water, she said.

Remarks forces Romney to address Three dead after emotional issue of abortion again five members of REPUBLICAN’S RAPE REMARKS HAS FORCED ROMNEY TO REFOCUS CAMPAIGN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Another Republican Senate candidate’s awkward remark about rape and pregnancy has forced Mitt Romney to confront the emotional issue of abortion, just as the White House challenger hoped to focus on jobs and the economy to keep up his momentum in the few days remaining until the election. Richard Mourdock’s comment — that if rape leads to pregnancy it’s “something God intended” — put Republican candidates from Romney on down on the defensive and sent them scrambling to protect their recent gains among female voters. It was not what most Republicans wanted to be discussing days before an extremely close election largely hinging on concerns about the weak U.S. economic recovery. President Barack Obama’s campaign jumped on Mourdock’s remark, calling it “demeaning to women.” The Democratic president, who supports abortion rights, retains an advantage among women, but recent polls have suggested Romney has cut into that edge. In debate appearances and speeches, the Republican challenger has hammered home the message that America’s women have suffered economically over the last four years. Almost immediately after Mourdock’s comment, Republicans distanced themselves from the Indiana Senate candidate — though by varying degrees. The Romney campaign said

Wednesday that the presidential nominee disagreed with what Mourdock said but stood by his endorsement of the Senate candidate. There were no plans to drop a Romney testimonial ad for Mourdock that began airing in Indiana on Monday. Romney opposes abortion but, unlike Mourdock, supports exceptions in cases of rape or incest. Mourdock’s comment in a Tuesday night debate came in answer to a question on when abortion should or should not be allowed. The candidate explained after the debate that he did not believe God intended the rape but that God is the only one who can create life. Said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul: “We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him.” Several Republican senators and candidates — some of them facing tight races themselves — forcefully rejected Mourdock’s comment. One senator who had planned to campaign with Mourdock in Indiana cancelled her appearance. Romney and several Republicans have been moderating their positions in the campaign’s closing days, making their final pitch to the independents, undecideds and female voters whose votes could tip both the presidential election and majority control of the Senate. With recent national polls showing Obama’s edge with female voters shrinking to single digits, Democrats eagerly made Mourdock’s comment an issue for

Romney and Republican Senate candidates. The Obama campaign said the president found Mourdock’s comments “outrageous and demeaning to women,” and it contended they were “a reminder that a Republican Congress working with a Republican President Mitt Romney would feel that women should not be able to make choices about their own health care.” Said spokeswoman Jen Psaki of Romney: “It is perplexing that he wouldn’t demand to have that ad taken down.” In another close Senate race, Romney had called on Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin to drop out after Akin remarked in August that women’s bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy in cases of what he called “legitimate rape.” Akin has since apologized, but a seat that Republicans had been expected to gain could now remain under the Democrats’ control. Indiana and Missouri are part of a series of Senate race stalemates across the U.S. that has left open the question of which party will control the upper chamber in January — control the next president will need to have any hope of enacting much of his agenda. While attention has focused on the White House race, campaign cash is also pouring into 10 stubbornly-close Senate races, from Massachusetts to Virginia to Arizona. Republicans must gain four seats if Obama is re-elected, or three if Romney prevails, to win the majority of the 100-seat seat Senate.

family attacked in Los Angeles BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DOWNEY, Calif. — Five members of the same family were shot and three of them died Wednesday in connected attacks at a business and residence in a Los Angeles suburb, police said. The shootings occurred at a business called United States Fire Protection Services and at a nearby home, where family members of the owner live, said police Lt. Dean Milligan. A woman was found dead at the home, and a man and a woman were killed at the business, he said. Two other shooting victims, including a 13-year-old boy, were in critical but stable condition at hospitals. It was unclear how all the victims were related. A small boy, age 4 or 5, who also was related to the victims, was found unharmed after authorities contacted a school. Milligan said police were looking for a gunman who apparently escaped in a black Camaro that belonged to a victim or a victim’s family member. The shooter was unknown to the surviving victims, who “don’t believe him to be a former employee, a friend of the family, or a former friend of the family,” Milligan said. A motive remained unknown, but police have ruled out a random attack because the shootings occurred at separate locations targeting the same family, Milligan said. “We do believe there is a specific reason this family was targeted and we want to know what that is,” he said. No witnesses have come forward and police were reviewing surveillance camera footage in hopes it would give them a glimpse of the shooter.

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Fugitive Seattle real estate developer and wife arrested in France; told to give back diamonds SEATTLE — A Seattle real-estate developer who vanished with his wife after a judge demanded they hand over two huge diamonds was arrested Wednesday in a lake town in the French Alps. Police arrested Michael Mastro, 87, and his wife, Linda, at the request of American authorities, said Kayla Celaya, a supervisory deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service. The arrests came in the town of Annecy, near the Swiss border in southeastern France. The Mastros were

charged with bankruptcy fraud in a six-count FBI complaint unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Seattle. The complaint accuses them of concealing one of their bank accounts from creditors and using $285,000 from the account for personal expenses — including payments on their Bentley and Rolls Royce automobiles, credit card bills, and the purchase of $100,000 in gold. “It’s a great day for the Mastro bankruptcy estate,” said Jim Rigby, the trustee overseeing the estate. “It just not right he’s living in the Ritz in Europe when other people have been forced out of their homes. The

money he was living on belonged to those creditors.” Mastro attorney James Frush did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Mastro was a developer and money lender who oversaw commercial and residential projects worth an estimated $2 billion over a 40-year career. But the market’s crash left him short, and three banks forced him into bankruptcy in 2009. He owes more than $200 million to creditors, who are expected to receive just pennies on the dollar. The couple disappeared 16 months ago after a judge ordered them

to turn over two of Linda Mastro’s rings. With diamonds of 27.8 and 15.9 carats, they’re worth an estimated total of $1.4 million. The criminal complaint made no mention of the diamonds, and it remains unclear where they are. Rigby said he hopes the Mastros bring them when they return from France. The Marshals Service says that if the Mastros fight extradition, it could take months or years for them to be returned to the U.S. Many of the couple’s personal items have been sold at auction to repay Michael Mastro’s creditors.

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$1,699 down payment. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees of $2,122 and $500 lease savings. BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $23,767. Offer based on 2013 Sportage 2.4L LX MT FWD.

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Offer(s) available on select new 2012/2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by October 31, 2012. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models on approved credit. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Optima LX MT (OP541D) with a selling price of $23,572 is $134 with an APR of 2.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $6,794 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Delivery and destination fees of $1,455, $1,200 “3 payments on us” savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. See dealer for full details. x“Don’t Pay for 90 Days” on select new models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2012 and 2013 models on approved credit (2012/2013 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. ¥3 Payments On Us offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance or lease a select new 2012 Soul 1.6L MT/2012 Soul 1.6L AT/2012 Optima/2013 Optima/2012 Sorento/2013 Sorento/2013 Forte Sedan/2013 Forte Koup/2013 Forte5 from a participating dealer between October 1 – October 31, 2012. Eligible lease and purchase finance (including FlexChoice) customers will receive a cheque in the amount of three payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $350/$350/$400/$400/$550/$550/$350/$350/$350 per month. Lease and finance (including FlexChoice) purchases are subject to approved credit. Customers will be given a choice between up to $1,050/$1,050/$1,200/$1,200/$1,650/$1,650/$1,050/$1,050/$1,050 reductions from the selling/leasing price after taxes or dealer can issue a cheque to the customer. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends October 31, 2012. ‡Loan savings for new 2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD) is $500 and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit. Loan savings vary by model and trim and are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Some conditions apply. & Bi-weekly finance payment (on approved credit) for new 2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sorento 3.5L V6 LX AT (SR75ED)/2013 Optima LX MT (OP541D) based on a selling price of $28,667/$31,267/$23,572 is $146/$165/$134 with an APR of 0%/1.49%/2.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $7,576/$8,439/$6,794 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,650/$1,455, $1,650/$1,650/$1,200 “3 payments on us” savings, $500/$500/$0 loan savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. §Lease offer available on approved credit on new 2013 Sportage 2.4L LX MT FWD (SP551D) is based on monthly payments of $213 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), A/C charge ($100, where applicable) and a lease savings (lease credit) of $500] for 60 months at 2.9% with a $1,699 down payment/equivalent trade, security deposit and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $14,480 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $9,287. Lease has 16,000 km/year allowance and $0.12/km for excess kilometres (other packages available). License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA, $350 lease service fee and registration fees are extra. Retailer may lease for less. See dealer for full details. 6Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD (SR75XD)/2013 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748D)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX with Navigation (SP759D) is $43,045/$35,550/$39,145/$37,250 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,650 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. ÇHighway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Optima 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T). These estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program. See dealer or for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation and Kia Canada Inc. respectively.

Red Deer Advocate, October 25, 2012  

October 25, 2012 edition of the Red Deer Advocate