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Lucas Deary, 11, volunteered with his grandmother Jo-Anne Berzins to help out at the Red Deer Christmas Bureau on Friday.
Donations coming in for upcoming Christmas hamper season BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Christmas Bureau volunteers are busy gathering new, donated toys for the upcoming hamper season. More than 20 people are already sorting through donations at the toy depot of the Christmas Bureau located at Bay #10, 7429-49th Ave. Gerri Tiller, toy depot director and volunteer co-ordinator, said this is the
time of year where they are preparing for the onslaught of applications from those needing a hand-up over the holidays. This is the 50th year the Red Deer Christmas Bureau has been active. The Salvation Army and Central Alberta Women’s Outreach work with the Christmas Bureau to ensure there is no duplication as they all have Christmas hamper programs. As of Nov. 12, individuals, couples and families can drop into the Christ-
mas Bureau to apply and be interviewed for the toy and hamper program. The last day to apply is Dec. 17. “It’s for anyone who needs assistance, so we go according to low-income,” said Tiller. “They just have to bring proof of their income.” A family with children will receive toys, plus puzzles and games, books, and stuffed animals. Girls are also invited to check out
Students check out ‘hot’ careers RDC OPEN HOUSE BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Albertans know they can pursue one of the hot careers of the 21st century at Red Deer College. On Saturday, hundreds of visitors attended RDC’s annual open house to speak with instructors and other staff about what kind of schooling might be good for them. The Donald School of Business, offered at a downtown satellite campus, was also open for the public on Saturday. Caitlin Moffat, a Grade 12 student at Hunting Hills High School, and her home-schooled friend Stephanie Schmidt say they’re looking at careers that will be viable for years to come. Moffat said she’s considering real estate law because she likes the legal system and think it’s a career she’d enjoy. Nursing appeals to Schmidt because after her mother was sick in the hospital for a while, she thought she’d like to help people. Kelsie Connors, of Fort Saskatchewan near Edmonton, believes business, social work or teaching will remain popular. She
the “doll house” to pick out a doll that comes with crocheted or handknitted blankets made by the volunteers. There’s also a parents’ table so that adults can pick out what they like as well. The Christmas Bureau does a full hamper (including a turkey and ham) or a partial hamper (one ham or chicken). They are picked up on Dec. 20 and 21.
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Tara Amonson (left) and Agnes Cairns, both of Namao, fill out applications for the registered nursing program at Red Deer College on Saturday. plans to take Open Studies at Red Deer College and eventually go into psychology. “I think counselling is something I’d like to do because I really like to help people and with their issues,” said Connors. Tara Amonson and Agnes Cairns, both Grade 12 students at Sturgeon Composite High School in Namao north of Edmonton, both say teaching and nursing will
continue to be sought after. They filled out their applications on Saturday for nursing school. “There’s a lot of things you can do with the degree, it’s not the same your whole life,” said Cairns. “I like it too because I don’t want to do the same thing every day,” added Amonson.
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It’s been almost a year since seven Red Deer College plumbing instructors won $30 million with Lotto 6/49. Some of them still can’t believe their luck. “It’s still a dream sometimes. We’re still in awe,” said former instructor Ralph Hunter, 63, who is still adjusting to his lottery wealth. “The other night we were looking outside at the snow. My wife said — what are we doing here, we’re looking outside at the snow. So we booked a flight to Vegas for four days.” “Something like that you wouldn’t have done before.” Other than a few vacations, Hunter and his wife are still deciding what they’re going to do with the interest on the $4.3 million he took home. “The biggest thing we did was pay our kids’ mortgages. That gives them a whole bunch of relief. We haven’t had a mortgage for years and it’s nice to have that.” The instructors with the college’s apprenticeship program won the jackpot on Nov. 16, 2011. Other winners include Jim Pollard, Brian Berge, Brian Stephenson, Robert Baumbach, Len Aucoin and Dean Wigmore.
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Spring snow pack in Arctic disappearing AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN ANTICIPATED EVEN BY CLIMATE CHANGE MODELS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The spring snow pack in the Arctic is disappearing at a much faster rate than anticipated even by climate change models, says a new study by Environment Canada researchers. That has implications for wildlife, vegetation and ground temperatures, say the scientists, who looked at four decades of snow data for the Canadian Arctic and beyond. Combined with recent news that the Arctic sea ice retreated to an all-time low this summer, it suggests climate change may be happening much faster than expected, said Dr. Chris Derksen, a research scientist for Environment Canada and one of the study’s authors. “What we discovered was that there is a significant reduction in the amount of snow cover, particularly in May and June... and the rate of that decline is actually slightly faster than the loss of summer sea ice,” Derksen said in an interview. They studied 40 years of data from across the Arctic from April to June, and found the decline in spring snow cover was actually slightly faster than the decline in sea ice that made headlines around the world. “It’s important for a number of reasons,” Derksen said. Not only does snow provide a pulse of fresh water when it melts, but it has a cooling effect that is felt throughout the Earth, he said. “White snow is very bright. It reflects a high proportion of the incident solar energy back out to space and when you melt that snow and you expose the darker ground underneath it, then you begin to absorb a much higher fraction of that incident energy. And when you absorb that energy at the land surface, that contributes to further heating and warming.” Previous studies found that snow isn’t arriving any earlier in the fall. The article published in the latest Geophysical Research Letters, the journal of the American Geophysical Union, said the changes in the past five years were “profound.” The five lowest June snow cover values all occurred in the past five years, it said. In Eurasia, new records for the lowest spring snow cover extent have been set every year since 2008, and in North America, record lows have been set in three of the past five years. The authors calculated the rate of decline of June snow cover extent between 1979 and 2011 is more than 17 per cent each decade. “When considered alongside the documented changes to the cryosphere, including warming permafrost, reduction in summer sea ice extent, increased mass loss from glaciers, and thinning and break-up of the remaining Canadian ice shelves, there is increasing evidence of an accelerating cryospheric response to global warming,” Derksen and co-author Ross Brown wrote. The cryosphere refers to places on Earth so cold that water is solid — either ice or snow. Derksen cautioned that five to 10 years in terms of climate is a very short period of time, but the change in that time has been substantial. “The climate models project that we’ll be seeing these changes, but they project them further out into the future,” he said. “Certainly the past shows some very strong changes that when you compare them to the sea ice and you see the major changes in the summer sea ice as well, that does suggest this Arctic-wide change driven by warming surface temperatures.”
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives in Agra, India on Sunday.
Harper kicks off six-day, trade-focused visit to India is scheduled to participate in a business forum in the Indian capital of New Delhi. Trade between Canada and India sits at a modest $5.2 billion annually, but the two countries would like to see it rise to $15 billion by 2015. “This is a great opportunity for the government to raise its profile in India,” said Stewart Beck, Canada’s high commissioner to India. “I’d say our trading relationship and the economic relationship in general is really beginning to blossom...I just think our relevance to India is becoming more important, and that’s basically what we’ve been trying to achieve as officials in this market — how do we raise Canada’s importance to the Indians?” But major agreements are not likely to be announced during Harper’s trip. A foreign investment and a trade deal are both still in negotiations, and the two nations have yet to agree on the strings attached to Canada selling India uranium under a 2-year-old nuclear deal. Part of the problem, Beck said, is that India is coping with its own internal issues. The country faces a controversy over how it has handled the taxation of British-owned Vodafone, and a scandal over the handing out of coal mining permits. The government of Manmohan Singh is also in a minority situation, and has not been able to move forward as quickly with economic reforms.
BY JENNIFER DITCHBURN THE CANADIAN PRESS AGRA, India — Hours before Stephen Harper’s plane set down in India, he was already signalling his embrace of one of the world’s most formidable economies — with a bite of a samosa. On the way to Agra, where he eventually arrived on Sunday evening, Harper tucked into a platter of the savoury Indian pastry with three of his Indo-Canadian MPs. “I’m a spicy food eater,” Harper conceded to reporters and photographers who had been invited to his private cabin on the government plane. “I like everything, I love Indian food, I don’t eat it that often, but I love Indian food.” Harper’s unusually long six-day trip to India will be heavily focused on encouraging trade and investment, but will also touch on the personal ties between the two countries— namely, the onemillion strong Indian diaspora in Canada. Several reporters from Indo-Canadian media outlets have come along for Harper’s trip. Harper is set to visit Chandigarh in the Punjab region, from which so many Canadians hail. The first stop today will be at one of India’s most iconic locations — the Taj Majal. The site is actually an elaborate marble tomb built by a 17th century emperor as a tribute to his beloved wife. Later in the afternoon, Harper
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Canada has also had his share of controversy in the area of foreign investment, with its recent temporary blocking of Malaysian company Petronas’ bid for gas producer Progress Energy Resources, and its drawn out review of Chinese company CNOOC’s takeover of energy firm Nexen Inc. Beck says regardless of those recent issues, Indian firms continue to look upon Canada favourably for investment in the energy sector. “Indian companies are looking for opportunities in the oilsands, we know of Indian companies that are in Canada pursuing opportunities on the east coast as well, and looking at different types of proposals,” said Beck. “Companies are there and active.” Harper will also visit the technology and services hub of Bangalore during his visit, a buzzing city that symbolizes the kind of growth and entrepreneurship that Canada would like to tap into. Beck said there are four main areas for potential trade growth: food security, educational services, oil and gas, and infrastructure support. India’s economy is projected to grow by approximately 5.8 per cent in 2012-13, much lower than in previous years, but still healthy compared to that of some western nations. On the nuclear front, Canada has insisted on administrative conditions that would allow it to track exactly where the uranium sold to India ends up. India has balked at that.
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Trouble continues at XL Foods CIFA ORDERS CORRECTIVE ACTION BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BROOKS — Trouble continues for an Alberta meat plant as it tries to resume normal processing under the watchful eye of federal food safety inspectors. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says on its website that its staff observed a number of problems last week at XL Foods. They included meat areas that weren’t adequately cleaned and water sanitizer that wasn’t maintained at a high enough temperature. It says inspectors also noted there was condensation on pipes as well as no sanitizing chemical in mats used for cleaning employees’ boots. The CFIA says it ordered the plant’s managers to take corrective action, which included sending
potentially-contaminated meat for rendering. The plant in Brooks was closed Sept. 27 due to E. coli contaminated meat that led to a massive recall. Workers began slaughtering cattle Oct. 29 at the plant but there has been no word yet on when the beef can be sold to retailers or consumers. “Over the course of the first week of operations, the CFIA determined that the establishment’s overall food safety controls were being effectively managed,” the agency says on its website. “As would be expected in a facility that has not been in regular operation for some time, there have been some observations made by CFIA that resulted in the CFIA issuing new Corrective Action Requests to XL Foods Inc.. since the plant reopened.” The agency says it also requested the company submit corrective action plans outlining how they
they’re playing hockey to see if you’re there. They are just little.” He said it’s nice to not have to juggle money any more to pay bills. “I just had my vehicle in to get some work done. It was a $1,300 hit. Before it was, ‘I’ve got to check this out and find someone who can do this cheaper, or do I have to do all this to keep the thing running.’” Now that stress is gone, Baumbach said. Pollard wished everyone could experience winning the lottery. “Some people look at you differently now. Not all. Some people have been really good about it. I don’t know what to say about that. It’s kind of hard.” He has also been helping family with his new wealth and is happy he doesn’t have to worry any more about how his oldest son can afford university next year. “We were regular people before this happened.” And Pollard is determined that the money won’t spoil his children. “My oldest son, he works, he makes his own money, he pays for his own gas and insurance.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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BUREAU: All year In December 2011, the bureau provided toys to 1,065 children. It received 1,055 applications from families and individuals. “We’ve been blessed with a strong number of volunteers,” Tiller said. “We probably have 25 volunteers who have been here for up to 15 years and then we about 25 to 30 new volunteers.” This is the first year that a core group of volunteers have worked yearround. Tiller and several others would gather at the bureau once a week, sometimes twice a week, to get the dolls ready, plus do stocking stuffers. “We also give out trees and if they need ornaments,” said Tiller. The bureau is presently looking for toys as well as cash donations so that Christmas Bureau volunteers can buy gifts they may be short of. Typically, the bureau needs more presents for 13 to 16-year-olds, as well as toys for babies. The bureau’s toy depot offers gifts for those aged newborns to 16. After their applications have been successful, clients can start shopping for their children on Nov. 26. The last day for shopping is Dec. 18. Central Albertans can drop off donations to the bureau, which is open from 9-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 403347-2210. email@example.com
Amonson is interested in RDC’s program because it’s a University of Alberta collaborative nursing degree program that’s offered in a smaller setting. “I like that it’s a smaller setting too and that you’ll get more hands-on experience,” said Cairns. Tareq Lafi, who recently moved to Red Deer from Vancouver, is looking at making a career switch after being an adventurer instructor and taking youth-at-risk on adventures on Vancouver Island or in the mountains of B.C. “Usually, this kind of work doesn’t pay much,” he said. “With the trades, they pay more. So financially and finding something I would like to do is important.” The 37-year-old wants to work with his hands. “It’s hard to say what the hot careers are. I think it’s doing what you want.” Red Deer College, founded in 1964, offers more than 75 different programs, including full degree programs and skilled trades programs. Having prospective students from throughout the province come to Saturday’s big day was good news for college President Joel Ward. “We’ve made an intentional effort to make sure we aren’t Alberta’s best kept secret anymore,” said Ward. Prospective students are learning more and more about all the comprehensive programs the college is offering, he added. Plus, he said it helps to have small classrooms, an environment where everybody knows everybody, and a safe campus. “We’re a serious player in post-secondary education and we want everybody to check us out,” said Ward. Ward said things change so rapidly in this world that it’s hard to say what the hot careers will be for the future. Statistics Canada and employers are telling the college that some good careers to get into include technology, engineering, anything related to science and math, plus business, nursing and practical nursing. “Social media is huge now and we’re looking at integrating social media into everything we do because that’s where we see things happening,” added Ward. firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of them continued to work until June. Currently, two of them are still at the college and one took a year off. “I decided to stay (at the college) for the time being and see how things go. I do enjoy my job. Not too many people can say they do. I just don’t want to give it up,” Pollard, 41, said. But winners are also dealing with the added responsibility of managing their money. “You invested money and you want to make sure you’re not losing it. That’s a big thing. I never had investments like that before. I monitor all the time. I’m really scared that they’re not going to work out,” Pollard said. Baumbach, 64, said he’s brushing up on international economics. “I never thought of politics before. Now you watch the market all the time and you wonder what politics is going to do to the market. You really get involved,” Baumbach said. Right now he’s worried how Tuesday’s election in the United States is going to impact the market. “They talk about the fiscal cliff. What the hell is that all about? Is that really going to affect us?” After 25 years on the job, Baumbach has been adjusting to retirement. If he could have done anything differently this past year, he said he would have continued to work as he figured things out. “Everything happened pretty fast. I got kind of caught up in — let’s get away. So I did. But it’s going to work out,” Baumbach said who is returning to teach a few college classes in the spring. Baumbach and his wife paid off their mortgage and their childrens’ mortgages. He said for now vacations can wait. There are grandparent duties to fulfil. “The weekend shows up and they’re always looking up in the stands when
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Ice blamed for power outages BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Ice buildup on power lines are being blamed for weekend power outages in West Central Alberta, says a spokeswoman for AltaLink. Reached on Sunday, company spokeswoman Leanne Niblock said that some power issues took place in Central and Southern Alberta due to ice buildup on the transmission system. The Calgary-based company is responsible for almost 60 percent of Alberta’s electrical transmission requirements. “The ice builds up on the overhead shield wire, which isn’t energized,” said Niblock. “And it sags making contact with the energized line, tripping the line. “The shield wire is there to protect the line in lightning storms.” AltaLink reports two outages occurred in the Rimbey and Eckville
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Sending our money east ALBERTANS WOULD RATHER SEE OTTAWA SPEND MONEY IMPROVING ROADS IN THE PROVINCE THAN GIVING MICHIGAN A SWEETHEART DEAL BY MATTHEW JOHNSTON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE When Prime Minister Stephen Harper balked over the summer at an International Monetary Fund invitation to participate in a $430-billion rescue package for Europe, many taxpayers cheered. They could be forgiven for thinking the PM had at last kicked the nasty bailout habit he picked up in 2008. The celebration, however, may be premature. That’s because Harper appears to be as big a believer in the benefits of bailouts now as he was in the wake of the financial crisis when he bailed out the auto industry and tapped Canadian Mortgage Housing Corp, to relieve the banks of billions in mortgages. So great is his belief in Keynesianstyle stimulus schemes that he’s now executing a bailout in another country even as he rightfully says “no” to Europe. Word of this latest stimulus scheme came in June with the announcement
Canada and Michigan had struck a deal to build the New International Trade Crossing, a bridge that would compete with the privately-owned Ambassador Bridge for the declining traffic crossing the Detroit River. According to the plan, Canada will float Michigan $550-million to cover the state’s entire share of the project. On top of committing an additional $1.5-billion for supporting road work in Ontario, the federal government will also be on the hook for all land acquisition costs in Michigan. In total, Canadians taxpayers could be on the hook for $4 billion, assuming no cost overruns. The Detroit Free Press’s editorial board put this deal in the correct perspective: “It’s as if the PM is buying our state a first-class ticket and throwing in the frequent flyer points.” “Canada believes in Michigan’s future more than most Michiganders do. Why else would the Canadian government agree to front all of the money, and incur all of the risk, to pay for road improvements that will be made wholly in our state?” Albertans seem to be asking the same questions. A recent poll commissioned by Enquirica Research and conducted by Dr. Faron Ellis of the Citizens Society Research Lab reveals Albertans — from whose oilpatch much of the largesse for the prime minister’s spending spree in Michigan is coming — don’t like the plan. Albertans surveyed sup-
port private sector participation in infrastructure and oppose the plan by the federal government to fully fund the new bridge. Fewer than one in five (17.0 per cent) Albertans believe that the federal government should fund infrastructure projects that directly compete with private sector projects. Slightly more than one-third (36.3 per cent) believe that the federal government should only fund projects if no private sector option exists. A further one-third (34.5 per cent) prefer private-public partnerships while the remaining 12.2 per cent would prefer no federal funding for infrastructure, leaving all projects to be funded through the private sector. The Citizen Society Research Lab study also revealed that when considered within the context of other possible federal government funding options, like much needed-improvements to Alberta’s Hwy 63, a new DetroitWindsor bridge has very little support, only 3.9 per cent. When considered independently from other possible federal government funding options, a clear majority of Albertans (56.2 per cent) still remain opposed to proposal. With little support from Albertans, why would the Harper government take the historically unprecedented step of bailing out a state in a wealthy developed nation? The answer from the federal government is that a new bridge will increase trade and create jobs.
But will it? In Economics in One Lesson, a classic primer on economics published in 1946, Henry Hazlitt wrote “If the bridge cost $10 million, the taxpayers will lose $10 million. They will have that much taken away from them which they would have otherwise spent on the things they needed most. Therefore, for every job created by the bridge project, a private job has been destroyed somewhere else.” With respect to enhancing northsouth trade, industry sources say traffic is already down on the existing, privately-owned Ambassador Bridge, part of a drop that began well before 9/11 and tracks the decline of the auto industry. While the bridge and infrastructure proposal looks like a bad deal for Canada, for Michigan Harper’s generosity is a bonanza. Canadian taxpayers’ $550 million will leverage another $2 billion from the U.S. federal government for road construction. It will liberate the state’s road budget for yet more road projects, help pay off its own $80-billion debt, and bail out bankrupt Detroit with $80 million. Harper may wisely have declined to bail out Europe this summer. But the PM would be also be wise to heed the opinion of people in his home province and forget about a bailout for Detroit. Matthew Johnston is the president and CEO of Enquirica Research. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).
We can learn from nature’s genius I’ve always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans and see trees that seem to be growing out of rock faces, I am blown away. How do they do it? Think about a seed. Once it lands, it’s stuck. It can’t move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight. It’s able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun. After it sprouts and sends out roots and leaves, other species want to eat it. It can’t run, hide or fight back. It’s a wonder trees are able to survive at all, yet they can flourish and live for hundreds of DAVID years. SUZUKI They’re evolutionary wonders that have developed a bag of chemical tricks to ward off predators, infections, storms and fires, and ways to communicate and even share scarce resources. In Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, I saw a tree that is reputed to “walk”! We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets. Biomimicry, a word coined by biologist and writer Janine Benyus, means to copy nature. It’s a science that asks “What does nature do?” instead of “What’s it for?” — the question usually posed by human endeavour.
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Since life originated some 3.9 billion years ago, organisms have been confronted with strikingly similar challenges: where to find nourishment, how to keep from being eaten, what to do when infected by a parasite or disease, what to do with bodily wastes, and how to reproduce and ensure offspring survive. Over billions of years and in billions of species, the solutions to these problems have been myriad, often subtle — even surprising — but always highly informative. Almost all species that have existed are estimated to have gone extinct within an average of a few million years. Humans are an infant species, a mere 150,000 years old. But, armed with a massive brain, we’ve not only survived, we’ve used our wits to adapt to and flourish in habitats as varied as deserts, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, wetlands and high mountain ranges. We’ve accelerated the rate of cultural evolution far beyond the speed of biological or genetic change. Technological creativity has been critical to our success. From the time we first picked up a stick or rock to get at something or defend ourselves, we’ve devised tools like bows and arrows, knives and axes, and needles and pottery. Those often took decades, centuries or millennia to hone and improve. Now, new technology comes along weekly. These powerful innovations affect our lives, and the way we live and think of ourselves. When I did my first television series in 1962, the medium was denigrated as the “boob tube.” We said it jokingly, but it reflected an anxiety about the nega-
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tive aspects of this new instrument. Over and over, we have become enamoured with the immediate benefits of technological innovation without recognizing deleterious consequences. When DDT and other pesticides were introduced, we knew nothing of biomagnification, that molecules could be concentrated hundreds of thousands of times up the food web. And no one had a clue that the sun’s ultraviolet radiation would cleave chlorine free radicals from CFC molecules and ravage the ozone layer. Think of all the psychological and social effects, to say nothing of ecological impacts, we now see from the ubiquity of computers, cellphones and video games. We need to look at the way we create and introduce technology. Perhaps it’s time to ask, “Why do we need this?” “Does it improve our lives in a significant way?” And then we may ask, “What are the wider repercussions of this invention throughout nature and over time?” If we asked, with greater humility, “How does nature solve problems?” we might find solutions that would avert or minimize negative consequences. I’ve always been struck by the fact that when an animal poops, insects and fungi immediately jump on and start feasting. Nature doesn’t waste. If all the “waste” we create could become another organism’s food or the material for another useful process, we might even eliminate the word waste altogether. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Ian Hanington. Learn more at www. davidsuzuki.org.
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Polygamous NDP weighs in on U.S. community’s presidential election school closes HOPEFUL FOR OBAMA VICTORY
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VANCOUVER — A school in Bountiful, B.C., with links to jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has abruptly closed its doors, with most of its students now relying on home-schooling in a community that has long been accused of using classrooms to indoctrinate children rather than educate them. Bountiful ElementarySecondary School shut down without explanation in September, the province’s Education Ministry confirms, and nearly all of its former students are being homeschooled. The school, which received provincial funding for some grade levels, had an enrolment of 265 students last year. Bountiful is a small commune of about 1,000 people in southwestern B.C., not far from the U.S. border. Residents follow a fundamentalist form of Mormonism, which, unlike the mainstream Mormon church, condones polygamy as a tenet of the faith. Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School was one of two schools in the community, which itself is split into two divided factions. The school was controlled by the faction that remains connected to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS, and its jailed leader Warren Jeffs. The FLDS side of the community is considered more extreme and isolated than the faction led by Winston Blackmore, who split with the church a decade ago. Blackmore’s school, Mormon Hills School, remains open with an enrolment this year of 178 students, according to the Education Ministry. Unlike Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School, Mormon Hills receives the highest level of government funding available to an independent school and is certified to grant high school diplomas. Education in the community came under scrutiny during a high-profile trial in late 2010 and early 2011 that examined Canada’s polygamy law. The trial heard evidence of declining enrolment at both schools, particularly at higher grade levels. Statistics presented in court indicated few students finished Grade 12 and even fewer received high school diplomas. The trial also heard testimony from former Bountiful residents, who recalled being taught religion for several hours each day at the FLDSrun school, where boys were told to treat girls as “dangerous snakes.” When reached by phone, the school’s former principal, Guy Oler, declined to comment on the closure or how it might affect children in his community. The Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School Society, which ran the school, informed the provincial government in September that it wouldn’t be open this year, said Education Ministry spokesman Scott Sutherland. He said the society didn’t provide an explanation, nor was it required to do so. The ministry and the local school district immediately began meeting with Bountiful school administrators and parents to ensure they knew they were required to register the children elsewhere. “It came as a bit of a surprise to the ministry,”
Sutherland said in an interview. Sutherland said most of the students are now enrolled in a local home-schooling program known as Homelinks, which connects parents and children with certified teachers who work with families to craft an educational program for each student. Professional teachers evaluate students’ work, but most of the instruction still occurs at home. Several dozen children are technically registered at local schools, but nearly all of them are home-schooled. In those cases, it is entirely up to parents to teach and grade their children. They have access to resources, such as curriculum documents and computers, from the school, but are not required to use them. Nine former Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School students are enrolled in a separate government-run online learning program, Sutherland said. In all cases, students can obtain a high school diploma — known as a Dogwood diploma — if they take and pass provincial exams, but that is not required. When asked whether the ministry is concerned about the quality of education the Bountiful students will receive at home, Sutherland didn’t directly address the issue. “Every complaint that has ever arisen regarding the schools (in Bountiful) has been followed up on,” he said. “The ministry is satisfied that these kids will continue to receive an education and they are registered in education programs.” The local school district’s superintendent, Jeff Jones, said his staff are still working with parents as they transition into the district’s various home-schooling options. There have been several community meetings, including one that Jones attended personally. “Right now, we’re experiencing opportunities to develop relationships, and I think that’s worked very well,” Jones said in an interview. “The families, they seem to be very committed to working with our professionals. I would say, overall, I’m very pleased with the way the community is working with us.” The Homelinks program includes weekly activities designed to bring its home-schooled students together as a community. Jones said initially the Bountiful students will participate in their own activities, separate from other Homelinks students, but he hopes they will eventually be integrated.
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NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to Quebec party delegates during a conference in Montreal, Sunday. internal affairs of another country, but let’s say that my heart never went to the right of the political spectrum,” she said. “Of course, I’ll be in front of my television on Tuesday.” For the most part, though, the focus at the Montreal meeting was on issues closer to home. In a speech, Mulcair urged NDP members to raise money and help grow the party’s base so that it can take down the Harper government in 2015. Mulcair told reporters he wasn’t concerned about recent opinion polls that suggested Justin Trudeau, who is running for the Liberal leadership, would
steal away votes from the NDP. “I’m quite certain of our ability to maintain our hold in Quebec,” he said. Earlier, delegates at the convention debated the idea of building a provincial NDP. While members were divided, Mulcair once again made his position clear on Sunday. The focus should be on growing the federal party in the lead up to the next election, he said. “If we started making that same sort of effort provincially, it would divide our forces,” he said. “Right now, we’ve got to remain focused on one thing — getting rid of Stephen Harper.”
Dodgy data might hinder perimeter pact’s entry-exit tracking: border agency THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadian officials worry that the poor quality of information routinely collected from airline passengers could hamper a key feature of the perimeter security deal with the United States. An internal Canada Border Services Agency briefing note warns the lack of reliable data might be an obstacle to compiling a comprehensive record of almost everyone who enters and leaves the continent. The entry-exit tracking system, to be phased in over the next two years, is a crucial feature of the perimeter security pact unfurled with much fanfare a year ago. The deal is intended to help smooth the passage of travellers and cargo across the CanadaU.S. border while beefing up continental security. The tracking system involves exchanging entry information collected from people at the land border — so that data on entry to one country would serve as a record of exit from the other. In addition, Canada plans to collect information on people exiting by air — something the United States already does — by requiring air-
lines to submit passenger manifest data for outbound international flights. The two countries plan to use the data to detect people overstaying their visas and to determine whether those subject to removal or departure orders have actually left. It will also help gauge whether someone has met residency requirements for citizenship by measuring how long they have been present in the country. And it could help prevent people from assuming one identity in Canada and another in the U.S. Currently, commercial airlines flying into Canada must provide the Canada Border Services Agency with what’s known as Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record data. API includes the traveller’s name, date of birth, citizenship or nationality, and passport or other travel document information. PNR information fea-
tures additional details such as the passenger’s address, itinerary and ticketing data. However, there have long been concerns about the accuracy and reliability of such information — a problem acknowledged by the border agency briefing note, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. “The quality of the data currently being submitted through Advance Passenger information could create challenges for the successful matching of the exit and entry records,” says the February 2012 note. In an October 2007 report, the federal auditor general highlighted problems with advance passenger data. It noted a December 2006 exercise in which the border agency compared the advance data received from four flights with the actual passengers who arrived. “The study found that 37 per cent of data transmitted by the airlines for
these flights was not accurate, potentially hindering the proper identification of high-risk travellers,” says the auditor’s report. At the same time, civil libertarians argue that such error-riddled information can lead to travellers being incorrectly pegged as security threats. The border agency’s Andrew Lawrence, director of the entry-exit program, said he is focusing on a current Canada-U.S. pilot project involving exchange of information collected at four ports of entry — two on the B.C.Washington border, two on the Ontario-New York border. “I think as we move forward, and based on the outcome of the pilot, we will put together a strategy to address information quality for the entire entry-exit program,” he said in an interview. Ensuring data quality is one element of a 12-point statement of privacy principles guiding the Canada-U.S. security pact.
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MONTREAL — As the NDP tried to lay the groundwork in Quebec over the weekend for a federal election victory in 2015, some of the scuttlebutt was on another political event closer on the horizon. Opinion polls show a tight race between President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney leading up to Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. The favourite at a meeting of New Democrats in Montreal was more clear. Several New Democrat MPs strongly hinted their allegiance was, not surprisingly, with the president. Some of the party’s grassroots have even headed south of the border to work on his campaign. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said he hopes to work with a president who shares his party’s values, particularly in terms of sustainable development. “On that issue I think Obama’s position is more promising for the future,” Mulcair told reporters Sunday in Montreal, the site of a Quebec NDP convention. “If it ends up being someone else, I would do my duty and I would work with that person in the best interest of Canadians.” Others at the Montreal meeting, including NDP President Rebecca Blaikie, said they hoped for another four years for Obama. “I just sure hope Obama wins, that’s all,” Blaikie said. Blaikie said she knows NDP activists in Manitoba who crossed over to North Dakota to help with the campaign there. Helene Laverdiere, a Montreal MP, was less forthcoming. “I don’t want to meddle in the
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Obama, Romney make last-minute pleas BOTH BLITZ KEY SWING STATES TO WOO VOTERS IN FINAL HOURS OF ELECTION CAMPAIGN day. Top surrogates took to the talkshow circuit to insist their man had the momentum. “I’m very confident that, two days out from election day, the president’s going to be re-elected on Tuesday night,” David Plouffe, a White House adviser who managed the president’s 2008 campaign, told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Seven states, representing 89 electoral college votes of the 270 needed to win the White House, are considered battlegrounds: Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, Florida and New Hampshire. Nevada and North Carolina are also in play for both Obama and Romney. “All these states right now, we think the president’s in a good position to win,” Plouffe said. Republican Eric Cantor, a Virginia congressman and the majority leader of the House of Representatives, denied his state would go Democrat, as it did in 2008 for the first time since 1964. “We’re going to win this state, and I think we’re going to win it a lot bigger than people are predicting,” he said on Meet The Press. “Here on the ground, there is a lot of enthusiasm for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.” It’s Ohio, however, that’s emerged the crown jewel in the race. No Republican has won the presidency without Ohio, and the path to victory becomes significantly more onerous for both Obama and Romney if they lose the socalled Buckeye State on Tuesday. Both men were in Ohio on Sunday as a new Columbus Dispatch poll suggested the state was still up for grabs, with Obama ahead by just two percentage points. Other polls have shown Obama with a bigger advantage in Ohio, but both candidates were nonetheless focused on the state, hoping to win over that slim but significant sliver of undecided voters who could seal their electoral fate. Their 11th-hour campaigning comes after months of each man portraying the other as posing profound risks to the future health and prosperity of the United States. Obama has been castigated by Republicans for a tepid economic recovery following the financial meltdown that took grim hold of the United States just as he won the White House in 2008. They’ve also accused him of being a borderline socialist by advocating big government and a welfare state while raising taxes and running up the
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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Fla. Sunday. national debt to levels they consider obscene. Obama, in fact, has cut taxes and shrunk government during his four years in office, slashing more than half a million federal jobs since 2009. And the billions he’s spent in bailouts and economic stimulus measures are credited by many economists with preventing the U.S. from falling into the abyss of another Great Depression. The president also faced an obstructionist Congress for the past two years. On the eve of the mid-term elections in October 2010, top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said it was the party’s “single most important” goal to deny Obama a second term. Democrats, meantime, have warned Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, will slash cherished entitlement programs, including Medicare, and will loosen Wall Street regulations to
Boy dies after falling into wild dog exhibit at zoo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH — A 2-year-old boy visiting the Pittsburgh zoo was killed Sunday morning when he fell off a railing that his mother had put him on top of to view a pack of African painted dogs, who pounced on the child and mauled him, police said. It was not clear whether the boy died from the fall into the wild dog exhibit area or from the attack, said Barbara Baker, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. “It was very horrific,” said Lt. Kevin Kraus of the Pittsburgh police, who added that the dogs attacked “immediately” after the boy fell at about 11:45 a.m. Zoo officials at first estimated the boy fell 14 feet, but police said it was 11. It was not clear which is correct. When the boy fell, other visitors immediately told staff members, who responded along with Pittsburgh police. Zookeepers called off some of the dogs, and seven of them immediately went to a back building. Three more eventually were drawn away from the child, but the last dog was aggressive and police had to shoot the animal, officials say. The zoo was immediately closed; it was not clear when it would be reopened, authorities said. Authorities didn’t immediately release the name of the boy or his mother, but say she is 34 years old and lives in Pleasant Hills, just outside Pittsburgh. The boy’s father arrived on the scene soon after the accident, police said. The dogs are about as big as medium-sized domestic dogs, 2 to 2 ½ feet
high and 37 to 80 pounds, according to the zoo. African wild dogs are also known as cape hunting dogs, spotted dogs, and painted wolves. They have large, rounded ears and dark brown circles around their eyes and are considered endangered. The dogs hunt in packs in the wild, and Baker said that they “were in pack mentality” during the attack. The dogs normally live in a 1.5 acre exhibit called the Painted Dog Bush Camp that’s part of a larger open area called the African Savanna, where elephants, lions and other animals can be seen. Visitors walk onto a deck that is glassed on
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ESKIMOS FIRE TILLMAN The Edmonton Eskimos are heading into the CFL post-season without general manager Eric Tillman. The team issued a release Saturday saying Tillman had been relieved of his duties. Eskimos president and CEO Len Rhodes said in a statement that he “did not see Eric as a part of this team moving forward.” Edmonton (7-11) finished its regular season with a third straight loss. The Eskimos qualified for the post-season on a cross-over berth and will take on the Toronto Argonauts in East Division semifinal. Tillman joined the Eskimos in September 2010. He has served as GM with five different CFL clubs in 12 years.
● Curling: Red Deer Curling Classic, men’s and women’s quarter-finals at 9 a.m., semifinals at noon, finals at 3 p.m., Red Deer Curling Centre. ● Women’s basketball: Triple Threat vs. Rampage, Big Ballers vs. Nikes, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Central Alberta Christian; Hoosier Daddy vs. The Bank, 7:45 p.m., Hunting Hills. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Banff Academy at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Arena.
● Men’s basketball: Sylvan Lake vs. Triple Threat, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Circle T Services, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. ● WHL: Red Deer at Portland, 8 p.m. (The Drive).
● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer at Everett, 8:05 p.m. (The Drive).
● Bantam AA hockey: Red Deer Steel Kings at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Tagish Lakers vs. Tiffany’s Fatboys, Rusty Chuckers vs. Monstars, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.
Americans 5 Rebels 2 KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Red Deer Rebels did not follow their blueprint for success on Saturday night at the Toyota Center. “We just weren’t the same team we were the night before. We didn’t play with aggression,” said Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin, whose club followed an impressive 3-1 win at Spokane on Friday with a 5-2 loss to the Tri-City Americans. “Our game plan was the same (as at Spokane), we wanted to go out and make sure that we made it a hard night for them (Americans) and play a solid road game. We were up against a good-skating team and we wanted to be physical against them and make sure we got pucks behind them. “We just didn’t execute our game plan. We played too soft of a game. We didn’t finish enough checks, we weren’t assertive in our own end of the rink and we didn’t take care of the puck.” And yet, the Rebels were right there after two periods, trailing just 3-2 before 4,505 fans. “We were still right in the game, but we gave up an early goal in the third period off a bad turnover at the offensive blueline,” said Wallin. Indeed, Red Deer product and Tri-City captain Justin Feser potted what proved to be an insurance marker 2:06 into the final frame and Brian Williams notched his second of the night — into an empty net — with 1:52 remaining.
Feser also scored in the second period, while Tyson Dallman accounted for the other Tri-City goal. Cody Thiel, with his first of the season, connected for Red Deer in the opening stanza and captain Turner Elson notched his sixth in the middle frame. Bolton Pouliot started in the Red Deer net and stopped 23 of 27 shots before being replaced by Patrik Bartosak for the final 17 minutes. Bartosak stopped all 10 shots he faced. “We wanted to create a spark,” said Wallin of the goaltending switch. “We wanted to get some life, get that next goal and turn the momentum around a bit.” It didn’t happen. “We just didn’t play well enough,” said Wallin, whose club directed 19 shots at Americans netminder Eric Comrie.
The Rebels continue their five-game road trip on Tuesday at Portland, where defenceman Brandon Underwood will likely return to the Red Deer lineup after missing two games with bursitis in his knee. Meanwhile, forward Charles Inglis will be a game-time decision after sitting out two games with a case of strep throat. Following Tuesday’s meeting with the Winterhawks, the Rebels will take on the Everett Silvertips 24 hours later and will close out the trip with a Friday engagement with the Kelowna Rockets. Red Deer’s next home game is Nov. 17 versus the Swift Current Broncos. • Team B.C. captured gold in the Western Canada Under 16 Challenge Cup at Calgary on Sunday, thumping Team Alberta — coached by Rebels assistant Bryce Thoma — 9-3. Rebels prospect Taz Burman stopped 33 shots for the B.C. squad, while another Rebels hopeful, Grayson Pawlenchuk, picked up an assist and was named player of the game for Alberta. In the bronze-medal game earlier in the day, Saskatchewan shaded Manitoba 2-1. Rebels prospect Meyer Nell scored the lone goal in a losing cause. On Saturday, Red Deer’s No. 1 pick in this year’s, David Musil, earned an assist to help B.C. defeat Manitoba 5-2. Nell picked up a helper for Manitoba. Meanwhile, Alberta advanced to the championship game with a 3-0 victory over Saskatchewan. Pawlenchuk scored once for the winners. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lightning edge Cougars to take final HUNTING HILLS STAYS UNDEFEATED TO WIN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Lightning 27 Cougars 26 Talk about terrific timing. Austin Belan made his first — or his second — reception of the season a memorable one on Saturday night at Great Chief Park, hauling in a pass from quarterback Scott Pearson and scoring a late touchdown that provided the winning points in the Central Alberta High School Football League championship game. “I hadn’t caught a pass all year. This was my first touchdown and it worked out pretty well,” said the Hunting Hills Lightning player, following a 27-26 win over the Notre Dame Cougars before 454 enthusiastic fans. “It’s crazy. We just kept persevering, got the touchdown and fortunately got the win. Notre Dame played a heck of a game.” Belan slipped behind coverage, hauled in the pass at the Notre Dame 40-yard line and out-raced his pursuers on the 68-yard pass-and run play. The victory capped an undefeated CAHSFL season for the Lightning, who battled the Cougars to a 35-35 tie in September. “This feels good coming off last year’s loss (in the league final, 36-10 to Sylvan Lake). We really worked hard this season,” said Belan, who added two field goals and three converts. Whether it was Belan’s first or second catch of the year was up for debate. “I believe that’s his second reception of the year,” said Lightning head coach Kyle Sedgwick. “He’s been a defensive player for us in Grades 10 and 11 and this year we had him
more of a blocking guy on offence. He went in there today and that was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen in my life. For him to keep his balance after catching the ball and then outrun the defenders is one he’ll never forget and we’ll never forget either.” The major gave the Lightning a 27-18 lead with 4:25 remaining in the fourth quarter. The score all but sealed the deal, although the Cougars made matters interesting by scoring a major — on a 15-pass from Kieran Pruden to Luis Moreno — and ensuing two-point convert to pull to within a single point with 1:10 left. The Cougars set up the late touchdown on a lengthy punt return by Jordan Briault before being intercepted on the next play and then getting the ball back when the Lightning went two-and-out in just 29 seconds. But Hunting Hills recorded a first down in the final minute and ran out the clock. That the game was decided by a single point came as no surprise to Sedgwick. “You play four full quarters and the difference is one point after a 35-35 tie in the third week. These are two teams split right down the middle and it was going to come down to a late play,” he said. “Notre Dame is a team full of pride, a program with a lot of pride and we knew they wouldn’t lay down. They battled back and it might have been a case of them just running out of time. They had a lot of momentum near the end, but I don’t care if it’s one point or 20 — we got the win and that’s what counts.”
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Hunting Hills Lightning quarterback Scott Pearson scampers his way through Notre Dame Cougar defenders for a first down during the Central Alberta High School Football League championship game on Saturday at Great Chief Park.
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Falcons 19 Cowboys 13 ATLANTA — Matt Ryan came up with two words to describe his performance Sunday night. “Good enough,” he said. It’s a familiar summary for the 2012 Atlanta Falcons, who just keep winning — even when they make a couple mistakes. Michael Turner had a tiebreaking 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and the Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 to extend their run as the NFL’s only unbeaten team. “I think at the end of the day it’s a league that’s based on wins and losses and tonight was a solid effort by this team and we did what we needed to do to come out with a win,” Ryan said. Turner had 20 carries for 102 yards and Ryan had a season-high 342 yards passing for the Falcons (8-0), who took their first lead with 14:16 left in the game. “We have a very good football team,” coach Mike Smith said. “It says a lot about the resolve because there is going to be ebbs and flows in a football game, and there were a lot tonight. We did a nice job staying focused.”
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Steelers steal one from the Giants NFL CAPSULES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STEELERS 24 GIANTS 20 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards, and scored the winning touchdown from a yard out with 4:02 remaining Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied past the New York Giants, 24-20. The Steelers (5-3) snapped New York’s four-game winning streak by overcoming some uncharacteristic sloppiness and dominating the second half. Temporary relief from the destruction of Superstorm Sandy was what New York’s fans sought, and the Giants (6-3) provided it for a while. But they couldn’t stop Redman or touchdowns of 51 yards for Mike Wallace and 4 yards for Emmanuel Sanders on passes from Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers arrived in New Jersey hours before the game, which might have accounted for their carelessness. They had the fewest giveaways in the NFL entering the game, but were neglectful with the ball and in pass coverage; cornerback Keenan Lewis had 87 yards on two pass interference penalties, and they wasted some great kick returns, too. COLTS 23, DOLPHINS 20 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck broke the NFL’s single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis. Luck was 30 of 48 with two TDs and broke Cam Newton’s previous mark of 422 yards set last season. And it came on the day coach Chuck Pagano returned to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since being diagnosed with leukemia. Indy (5-3) has won three straight. Miami (4-4) got another strong performance from Ryan Tannehill, too. He went 22 of 38 for 290 yards with one TD. The rookie quarterbacks traded jabs all day, but Luck’s 36-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton gave Indy a 20-17 lead, and Adam Vinatieri’s 43-yard field goal with 6:03 left broke a 20-20 tie. BUCCANEERS 42, RAIDERS 32 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Doug Martin rushed for a franchiserecord 251 yards and four touchdowns and Ahmad Black intercepted a Carson Palmer pass after Oakland had cut an 18-point deficit to three late in the fourth quarter. Martin, who was born in Oakland, had a memorable homecoming for the Bucs (4-4) by scoring on runs of 1, 45, 67 and 70 yards in the second half as he gashed what had been an improved run defence for the Raiders (3-5). Martin, the 31st pick in April out of Boise State, became the first back since at least 1940 to score on three TD runs of at least 45 yards in one game, according to STATS LLC. PACKERS 31, CARDINALS 17 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Crabtree had a 72-yard touchdown that was Green Bay’s longest of the season, and Randall Cobb added two scoring catches. The Packers (6-3) finished with a season-high 176 yards rushing on 39 carries, the first time in a month they’ve cracked the century mark. James Jones also had a touchdown reception, and Green Bay goes into its bye week with a four-game winning streak. The break comes at a good time for the Packers, who lost Clay Matthews,
Jordy Nelson and Bryan Bulaga to injuries. John Skelton was 23 of 46 for 306 yards, his most passing yardage since last December, but Arizona (4-5) lost its’ fifth straight. TEXANS 21, BILLS 9 HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and Arian Foster ran for 111 yards against Buffalo’s NFL-worst rushing defence. Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 118 yards and Foster scored for the fifth straight game for Houston (7-1). Mario Williams had a sack and five tackles in his return to Reliant Stadium after he signed with the Bills (35) in the off-season. The Texans made Williams the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft and he’s still Houston’s career sacks leader (53). Schaub won for the 10th time in 11 starts. He completed 19 of 27 passes for 268 yards. PANTHERS 21, REDSKINS 13 LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and ran eight times for 37 yards and a score as Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak. The Panthers (2-6) were in desperate need of a win after a series of close defeats that had players questioning whether the team had any leadership. Newton responded with one of his best games of the season, including a 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith and an 82-yard completion that set up a score. Robert Griffin III was 23 for 39 for 215 yards, ran 11 times for 53 yards and was sacked four times as the Redskins lost their third straight and fell to 3-6. BEARS 51, TITANS 20 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Urlacher became the latest Chicago defender to return an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall. Cornerback Charles Tillman forced four fumbles and Chicago created five turnovers while winning its sixth in a row. The Bears (7-1) scored a franchiserecord 28 points in the first quarter. They took control by forcing three turnovers in the first 13 minutes and turning them into 14 points. Urlacher went 46 yards for his score. The Titans (3-6) lost their second straight with Chicago fans taking over LP Field, booing any video highlights featuring the rival Green Bay Packers and frequently chanting “Let’s go, Bears.” Tennessee’s lone highlight when Chris Johnson scored on an 80-yard run in the fourth quarter. SEAHAWKS 30, VIKINGS 20 SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, rookie QB Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdowns, and Seattle overcame 182 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson. The matchup between the top two rushers in the NFL — Peterson and Lynch — didn’t disappoint with Peterson having his best game since 2008. Lynch ran for a 3-yard TD in the third quarter, while Wilson threw TD passes of 11 yards to Sidney Rice, and TDs of 6 and 11 yards to Golden Tate for the Seahawks (5-4). Peterson and the Vikings (5-4) had 197 yards rushing in the first half, but only had 46 yards rushing in the sec-
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Seattle Seahawks’ Golden Tate leaps over Minnesota Vikings’ Josh Robinson for a touchdown as Seattle’s Paul McQuistan (67) watches late in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, in Seattle. ond half. Quarterback Christian Ponder was 11 of 22 for 63 yards. BRONCOS 31, BENGALS 23 CINCINNATI (AP) — Peyton Manning overcame a pair of interceptions by throwing three touchdown passes. Trindon Holliday also returned a kickoff a Broncos-record 105 yards for a touchdown. Manning improved to 8-0 career against Cincinnati (3-5), which has lost four in a row for the first time in two years. This win didn’t come so easily. The four-time MVP threw a pair of interceptions — one in the end zone — that led to 10 points and a 20-17 Cincinnati lead early in the fourth quarter. That’s when the Broncos (5-3) have been at their best. Manning threw a 1-yard touchdown to tight end Joel Dreessen that put Denver back ahead. After Andy Dalton underthrew a pass under pressure that was picked off by Champ Bailey, Manning put it away with a 4-yard pass to Eric Decker with 3:36 remaining. RAVENS 25, BROWNS 15 CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:26 as Baltimore won its 11th straight game inside the AFC North. Smith caught Flacco’s strike and spun away from cornerback Joe Haden as the Ravens (6-2) beat the Browns (2-
7) for the 10th consecutive time. It was also Baltimore’s 15th straight win following a loss, and helped the Ravens shake off a 30-point loss to Houston two weeks ago. Baltimore improved to 5-0 after a bye week under coach John Harbaugh, who is 10-0 in his career against Cleveland. Phil Dawson kicked five field goals for the Browns. LIONS 31, JAGUARS 14 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mikel Leshoure ran for three touchdowns, Calvin Johnson got involved early and Detroit turned in its most complete victory of the season. Detroit built a three-score lead before halftime and coasted after the break. It was a much different feeling for the Lions (4-4), who trailed in the second half in each of their other wins. Leshoure finished with 70 yards rushing and scored on runs of 7, 1 and 8 yards, becoming the first in franchise history to run for three touchdowns in the first half. Not even Hall of Famer Barry Sanders accomplished that feat. Johnson, who got off to slow starts in Detroit’s last three games, had five receptions for 99 yards before the Jaguars (1-7) even recorded a first down. He finished with seven catches for 129 yards despite playing through a knee injury.
Peterman rink gets invaluable experience BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The Red Deer Curling Classic didn’t produce the results – or the cash — that Jocelyn Peterman and her teammates were hoping for, but it was an invaluable learning experience for the defending Canadian junior women’s champions. “It’s awesome playing against these women’s team, it’s interesting to learn from them,” said Peterman, following a 5-4 C-event loss to 2010 Alberta women’s champion Val Sweeting on Sunday at the Red Deer Curling Centre that dropped her Red Deer team out of the World Curling Tour event. “These are all top-level curlers who we’ve looked up to for a long time, so it’s real cool to learn from them . . . to learn strategy things, technical things. We’ve been learning a lot.” Peterman and her supporting cast of third Brittany Tran and front-enders Rebecca Konschuh and Kristine Anderson, captured the national junior women’s title last spring and represented Canada at the worlds in Sweden. They have every intention of successfully defending their Alberta and Canadian crowns this season and playing on the World Tour can only help them prepare for the upcoming junior playdowns. Considering the Peterman quartet won just a single game at their first WCT event — the Autumn Gold last month in Calgary — the skip was satisfied with their performance in the $33,000 Red Deer Classic. The four 19-year-olds posted a 3-3 record. “We’re pretty happy with that,” said Peterman. “We played well in the games we won and even the ones we lost were tight games. We were hoping to make a qualifier, but . . .’’ But they fell one win short and will now focus on preparing for the Red Deer Elks junior ‘spiel in two weeks and then the southern Alberta junior women’s playdowns starting Dec. 7 at Medicine Hat. “We feel we can defend this year,” said Peterman. “We know we have to keep working towards that and we’re working hard this year because everyone will be out to get us.” After going 2-0 on Friday, Peterman fell 9-3 to former Canadian champion Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg on Saturday morning and then rebounded for a 6-5 victory over Kelly Wood of Swift Current later in the day. The Red Deer juniors then dropped into the C
RED DEER CURLING CLASSIC event with a 7-0 loss to Anna Sidorova of Russia on Sunday morning. Jones and Chelsey Carey, also of Winnipeg, won the A-event qualifiers on Saturday, recording respective 4-3 and 6-4 wins over defending Classic women’s champion Silvania Tirinzoni of Switzerland and Renee Sonnenberg of Grande Prairie and advancing to today’s 9 a.m. quarter-finals. The B-event qualifiers were decided on Sunday afternoon, with Manuela Siegrist of Switzerland downing Sidorova 4-3 and Laura Crocker of Edmonton defeating Tirinzoni 4-2. In the four Sunday evening C-qualifiers, Sweeting defeated Shannon Kleibrink of Calgary 7-4, Cheryl Bernard of Calgary downed Heather Jensen of Airdrie 5-3, Mirjam Ott of Switzerland was a 6-5 winner over Sidorova and Tirinzoni beat Trish Paulsen of Saskatoon 6-5. ● On the men’s side, Red Deer’s Rob Armitage and his defending Canadian senior champions qualified for today’s quarter-finals with a 7-6 win over Trevor Perepolkin of Vernon in a C-event contest Sunday evening. Also qualifying out of C were Tom Appelman and Kevin Park of Edmonton — 6-3 and 5-3 winners over Dezia Zou of China and Joel Jordison of Moose Jaw — and Matthew Blandford of Calgary, who dumped defending Saskatchewan men’s champion Scott Manners of Lloydminster 7-1. Former world champ Kevin Koe of Calgary was a 5-1 winner over Blandford and Wade White defeated fellow Edmonton skip Matt Willerton 5-2 in Saturday’s A-event qualifiers. The B- qualifiers were decided on Sunday when Willerton stopped Appelman 5-2 and Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton knocked off Blandford 7-1. The semifinals in each of the men’s and women’s categories will go at noon today, with the finals to follow at 3 p.m. Weekend results: Men’s Sunday 9 a.m. — B event: Matthew Blandford 8 Rui Liu 4; Brendan Bottcher 7 Sean O’Connor 4; Matt Willerton 8 Kevin Park 4; Tom Appelman 5 Joel Jordison 3; C event: Darren Moulding 7 Leon Moch 3; Charley Thomas 5 Rick McKague 4; Scott Manners 8 Brock Virtue 4; Nathan Connolly 4 Warren Cross 3.
12:15 p.m. — C event: Rob Armitage 9 Steve Petryk 1; Trevor Perepolkin 7 Kevin Yablonski 2; Dejia Zou 10 Thomas 5; Manners 6 Sven Michel 5; Park 8 Moulding 7; Jordison 5 Connolly 4. 3:30 p.m. — B event: Willerton 5 Appelman 2; Bottcher 7 Blandford 1; C event: Armitage 8 O’Connor 2; Perepolkin 9 Liu 3. 7 p.m. — C event (qualifiers): Blandford 7 Manners 1; Appelman 6 Zou 3; Armitage 7 Perepolkin 6; Park 5 Jordison 3. Women’s Sunday 9 a.m. — B event: Anna Sidorova 7 Jocelyn Peterman 0; Laura Crocker 6 Deanna Doig 5; Silvana Tirinzoni 7 Crystal Webster 6; Manuela Siegrist 6 Renee Sonnenberg 5. 12:15 p.m. — C event: Trish Paulsen 5 Leslie Rogers 4; Mirjam Ott 8 Michelle Jaeggi 6. 3:30 p.m. — B event: Siegrist 4 Sidorova 3; Crocker 4 Tirinzoni 2; C event: Cheryl Bernard 6 Deanna Doig 5; Shannon Kleibrink 6 Sonnenberg 4; Val Sweeting 5 Peterman 4; Heather Jensen 8 Webster 7. 7 p.m. — C event (qualifiers): Sweeting 7 Kleibrink 4; Bernard 5 Jensen 3; Ott 6 Sidorova 5; Tirinzoni 6 Paulsen 5. Saturday Men’s 12:15 p.m. — A event: Kevin Koe 5 Jordison 3; Wade White 7 O’Connor 5; Willerton 7 Moulding 4; Blandford 8 Appelman 6; B event: Park 9 Cross 3; Bottcher 5 McKague 1; Virtue 4 Yablonski 1; Petryk 8 Jamie Koe 4; Liu 8 Thomas 6; Armitage 6 Justin Sluchinski 3; Manners 5 Moch 3; Perepolkin 4 Connolly 1; C event: Zou 6 Randie Shen 3; Michel 8 Josh Heidt 1. 7 p.m. — A event: Kevin Koe 5 Blandford 1; White 5 Willerton 2; B event: O’Connor 7 Perepolkin 4; Bottcher 7 Moulding 5; Appelman 5 Manners 3; Park 10 Petryk 6; Liu 9 Armitage 2; Jordison 7 Virtue 2; C event: Michel 6 Sluchinski 3; Zou 5 Jamie Koe 2. Women’s 9 a.m. — A event: Sonnenberg 8 Ayumi Agasawara 0; Jennifer Jones 9 Peterman 3; Chelsey Carey 6 Marilou Richter 5; Tirinzoni 6 Barb Spencer 5; B event: Sweeting 7 Tiffany Steuber 2; Webster 8 Jill Thurston 4; Bernard 5 Tanilla Doyle 3; Kelly Wood 10 Tiffany Game 2; Sidorova 7 Jensen 4; Crocker 6 Kleibrink 3; Siegrist 7 Lisa Eyamie 5; Doig 6 Allison MacInnes 5; C event: Ott 7 Brett Barber 2; Paulsen 7 Lindsay Makichuk 3. 3:30 p.m. — A event: Jones 4 Tirinzoni 3; Carey 6 Sonnenberg 4; B event: Crocker 6 Richter 0; Doig 7 Spencer 2; Sidorova 9 Ogasawara 1; Siegrist 7 Sweeting 3; Webster 5 Bernard 4; Peterman 6 Wood 5; C event: Jaeggi 6 Amy Nixon 1; Rogers 7 Holly White 5; Eyamie 8 Steuber 5; Kleibrink 7 MacInnes 5; Jensen 7 Game 4. 7 p.m. — C event: Rogers 8 Ogasawara 1; Paulsen 6 Wood 3; Ott 6 Spencer 4; Jaeggi 8 Richter 7; Sweeting 7 Thurston 5; Bernard 4 Eyamie 3.
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Secret meetings ‘covered a lot of ground’ NHL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER SAYS MARATHON SESSIONS WITH PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL COUNSEL STEVE FEHR DISCUSSED MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES SEPARATING SIDES, PLAN TO MEET AGAIN TUESDAY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The conversation is flowing again between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association. A marathon meeting between deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr stretched from Saturday afternoon into the early hours of Sunday morning, and was followed by some encouraging news: The sides expect to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday in New York. “We met on and off for most of the day and covered a lot of ground,” Daly told The Canadian Press via e-mail. “We plan to meet again early in the week.” Daly and Fehr got together at an undisclosed location in an effort to shield themselves from the media spotlight and start finding a way forward in negotiations. The session included “good, frank discussion on the most important issues separating us,” according to Daly. It represented a significant departure in protocol from the last few months, when the parties rarely sat down together for more than an hour or two at
a time. The meeting was also unique because it included just the No. 2 men from the league and union, perhaps offering a harbinger of better times ahead (Daly and former NHLPA deputy Ted Saskin laid the groundwork for the deal that ended the 2004-05 lockout). There was certainly a positive feeling in the air afterwards, with Fehr saying in a statement that he agreed with how Daly summed up the session. “Hopefully we can continue the dialogue, expand the group, and make steady progress,” added Fehr. There had been no signs of progress since the sides last met in mid-October. In fact, the news had all been negative, with a deadline to salvage an 82-game season passing, the NHL calling off all games through Nov. 30 and an announcement Friday that the Jan. 1 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium was being postponed, likely until next season. Daly and Fehr decided to meet in a neutral location — away from the league’s New York headquarters and NHLPA’s Toronto office, where all previous bargaining talks were held — after a series of informal phone conversations over the last week. Those offered a hint of where negotiations might
be headed. Last Tuesday, the NHL made it known that it is willing to see owners assume more of the burden with the “make-whole” aspect of its latest proposal. That provision was put in an Oct. 16 offer to ensure all current contracts would be honoured — an important issue for the players — through deferred payments in the coming years. However, the NHLPA didn’t like that those payments would count against the overall players’ share in future revenues. The sides have moved closer together with their most recent offers. The NHL proposed a 50-50 split of revenue, down from the current 57-43 division in favour of the players, across the board. The union is willing to see it get to 50-50 over time, but wants it phased in so that current deals are paid out in full. The NHL also proposed a number changes to contract rules, but the NHLPA has so far shown no interest in adopting any of them. The 50-day lockout has already seen 326 regularseason games cancelled, pushing the total number lost by the NHL to work stoppages over the last two decades over 2,000.
Kings score extra points with non-conference win Kings 99 Huskies 65 The way the Alberta Colleges Basketball League is structured this season teams get two points for every victory against clubs in the other conference and one point for a win against teams in their own conference. It’s a strange setup, which leaves the RDC coaches shaking their heads, but it’s the way it is and the RDC Kings are taking full advantage of it. The Kings ran their record to 4-0 against teams from the North with a 99-65 victory over the Keyano College Huskies at RDC Saturday afternoon. “It because we only play teams in the other conference once and teams in our conference twice,” explained Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger. “We play all our games against the North in the first half and we can put some distance between ourselves and some of the other teams by winning these.” The Kings were the better team
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CHAMPS: Struck right back The Cougars opened the scoring on their initial possession of the game as Pruden hooked up with Brady Podloski on a 47-yard pass-and-run and Moreno added the convert for a 7-0 lead with just 2:30 gone. But the Lightning struck right back on a 57-yard scamper down the left sidelines by quarterback Scott Pearson. The Lightning trailed 9-7 on a conceded safety but closed out the first quarter with an 18-yard field goal from Belan that followed a 55-yard pass and run from Pearson to Ashton Hall. Tristan Wattenbarger scored on a nine-yard pass from Pearson with 5:17 remaining in the first half and Belan booted a 20-yard field goal on the final play for a 20-9 Lightning lead at the intermission. Notre Dame stormed out of the gate in the second half and just four minutes had transpired when Pruden hit Briault with a 20-yard touchdown pass to cut the margin to 20-16. The Lightning gave up a second safety 20 seconds into the fourth quarter, then got the decisive score from Belan. “It was an exciting game, but we didn’t get any breaks. Unfortunately that’s just the way the ball bounces,” said Cougars head coach Gino Castellan. “We had some bad breaks, like an interception off the helmet, and our halfback running into the post and leaving their guy (Wattenbarger) wide open in the end zone (on the late firsthalf touchdown). You have to play the game, but if we get one or two breaks maybe it’s a little different story.” The Cougars also stalled twice inside the Lightning five-yard line, turning the ball over on downs both times to a stout Hunting Hills defence. “Kyle has a good team but unfortunately we didn’t get any breaks,” said Castellan. “But they played well and we have to make our own breaks. That’s our fault. I congratulate Kyle and his team. That’s a good team.” Sedgwick, again, praised the Cougars, who will take on host Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in a provincial tier 1 quarter-final this Saturday. “That’s a veteran team we played against today and I have nothing but respect for their program,” he said. “I’m from that program and I’ve taken a lot of things that started me in my football career from that program. All those Grades 12s that they have are all great players and I hope some of them move on because they definitely have the ability. The athletes out here tonight in this game are some of the best this league has produced in a long time.” Pearson completed 10 of 18 passes for 207 yards and also threw an interception. Pruden was good on 13 of 24 attempts — with two interceptions — for 191 yards. Hall caught three passes for 90 yards to lead the Lightning, while teammate Branden Peterson hauled in five balls for 49 yards. For the Cougars, Podloski and Briault each had four receptions for 85 and 51 yards, respectively. Myles Corsiatto of the Cougars led
and the German import was brilliant in the second half. McClenan managed only six points the final 20 minutes and four of those came when Bondlio on the bench. “We knew what she could do, but we just didn’t do a good job against her the first half,” said Woollard. “The second half we did a much better job of forcing her to spots where she didn’t want to be and Amrei was outstanding.” The Queens, who trailed 36-26 at the half led 43-42 after three quarters and were in the game until the final minute. Down by four they were forced to foul in an effort to get the ball back. “They made their free throws and we didn’t make our threes. That was it,” said Woollard. Desirae Peterson had 20 points and 12 rebounds for RDC with Sarah Williamson adding 14 points and five rebounds. Katelyn Bracko had nine points and seven boards and Morgan Schultz eight points. RDC travels to Grande Prairie Saturday. email@example.com
Saturday as they jumped into a 34-30 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. “It was a good weekend as we put together two solid performances backto-back . . . playing 40 minutes,” said Pottinger, whose squad played and beat NAIT Friday while Keyano had the night off. The Kings have more depth than they did last year and that showed both days as Pottinger was able to use his full bench. “You have to love that so may guys are contributing,” he said. “It’s a long season and so many things can go sideways with injuries or whatnot and it’s nice to see the depth we have and Joel (Carroll) is also still out.” Carroll, who is one of the team leaders at both ends of the court, missed his third game with an ankle injury. Rob Pierce, who may well be the premier player in the conference, finished with 25 points, nine rebounds and two assists while Ashaunti Hogan had 20 points and five boards. Sam Lolik continues his strong play with 19 points and eight boards and was the
player of the game. Ashaunti was red hot in the second half and had the crowd off their hands. “That doesn’t surprise us,” said Pottinger. “He is super fast with a quick release and only a first-year player.” Huskies 62 Queens 54 While the Kings were remaining undefeated the Queens, who have 11 rookies on their roster, saw their record slip to 0-4. But for the fourth straight game they took a step forward. “We were better today,” said Queens head coach Mike Woollard. “We took a step forward, but the next step is the hard one, which is getting into the win column. “It seems every game we’ve played we’re up against a team that’s undefeated. And these back-to-back games are tough. But we’re in good shape and I think we showed that today.” What the Queens couldn’t do is handle Huskies star Chawncy McClenan of Vancouver, Wash., who had 21 points and eight rebounds in the first half. Woollard switched Amrei Bondlio on to her late in the second quarter
all rushers with 88 yards on 16 carries. Pearson ran for 79 yards on nine carries and Lightning teammate Matthew Russell lugged the ball 17 times for 73 yards. The Lightning will move along the provincial trail at the tier 2 level and will be in Calgary this Saturday to face Springbank in a south semifinal. “Two years ago we had a bitter test in the league championship game. We go beat up in that game and weren’t able to play well come provincials,” said Sedgwick. “But with the talent on hand now Central Alberta teams should be able to compete at all tiers and Notre Dame is going to do well down in Lethbridge next weekend. This provincial game is our next goal. We have to refocus, try and save our bodies and go do something down there.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Vipers hang on to win over Lightning
NFL: Challenging place to play Tony Romo completed 25 of 35 passes for 321 yards for the Cowboys (3-5), who have dropped four of their last five games. They were held to 65 yards rushing, including 39 yards on nine carries by Felix Jones. “There’s a reason they’re undefeated halfway through the season,” Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. “This is a challenging place to play at. I thought we did some good things in the ballgame. They did more good things. We didn’t do enough to win this game in all three phases of our football team.” The Cowboys trailed 16-6 before Romo tried to put together a comeback. He completed all six of his attempts on a big drive that ended with a 21-yard TD strike to Kevin Ogletree. The Falcons then worked the clock, holding the ball for 5 minutes, 4 seconds, leaving only 17 seconds after Bryant’s 32-yard field goal. The Cowboys burned all their timeouts as Ryan kept the Falcons’ offence on the field in the crucial time-consuming drive. Ryan passed to Jacquizz Rodgers for 31 yards and 11 yards on third-down plays. A defensive holding call against cornerback Orlando Scandrick on another third down prolonged the possession. Finally, the Cowboys stopped Turner on a third-down run at the Dallas 14. Romo never attempted a deep pass, though he had only 17 seconds to cover 80 yards. He found Jason Witten for passes of 7 and 11 yards, leaving 9 seconds. He passed to Felix Jones for 8 yards, leaving time for one play from the Cowboys 40. Romo scrambled before passing to Jones, who was dropped near the Atlanta 22 to end the game. “I think any time you’re in that situation you obviously want to get the ball back with a chance, and it’s tough,” Romo said. “That’s why they’re a good football team. They’re tough to beat at home. They proved it when they were able to run the clock out at the end.” Ryan was 24 for 34. Roddy White had seven catches for 118 yards and passed Terance Mathis for the most receptions in Falcons history. Julio Jones had five catches for 129 yards.
JUNIOR B Tanner Howe scored twice and picked up an assist to lead the Red Deer Vipers to a 5-3 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win Saturday over the visiting Stettler Lightning. Colton Weseen, Lucas Diebert and Nick Glackin also tallied for the Vipers, who led 2-0 after one period and 3-2 heading into the final frame. Replying for the Lightning were Landon Potter, Adam Ternes and Jake Schwarzenberger, who tied the game at 3-3 just 28 seconds into the third period. Winning netminder Jayden Adrian made 25 saves, with Simon Thieleman stopping 35 shots for Stettler. The clubs split eight minor penalties. In other Heritage League weekend games
involving Central Alberta teams: ● The Blackfalds Wranglers blasted the host Medicine Hat Cubs 8-2 Sunday to cap a successful weekend that also included a 3-3 draw with the Copperheads on Saturday at Coaldale. Stephen Pietsch and Trent Hermary each tallied twice at Medicine Hat, with Brady Thudium, Chance Abbott, Curtis Rajotte and Jared Kambeitz also scoring for the Wranglers. Pietsch also picked up three assists and Kambeitz had two helpers. Layne Swier made 22 saves for Blackfalds, which held a 39-24 advantage in shots. The Wranglers were outshot 33-30 at Coaldale, where the visitors got two goals from Jared Williams, a single from Jason Bell and a 30-save performance from Swier.
MEN’S BASKETBALL James Grobe and Cameron Kusiek had 16 points each to lead the Tiffany’s Fatboys to a 66-46 win over the Rusty Chuckers in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play Sunday. Ben Cripps had 13 points and Ravin Buwalda seven for the Chuckers. In other play, Wells Furniture
● Stettler fell 3-2 in overtime Friday to the host Airdrie Thunder. Thieleman made 33 saves in a losing cause. Wayne Twidale and Kyler O’Connor scored for the Lightning, outshot 36-22. ● The Ponoka Stampeders were outshot 5422 Saturday in a 7-1 loss to visiting Airdrie. Details were unavailable. ● The Three Hills Thrashers, with Luke Scheunert firing two goals, were 5-3 winners over the visiting Mountainview Colts Friday. Adding singles goals for the winners were Lucas Ford, Dylan Houston and Tyrel Severtson. Brady Hoover made 33 saves for the Thrashers, who oushot their guests 43-36. Three Hills played at Okotoks Sunday. The score and details were unavailable.
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MINOR SOCCER The Red Deer Renegades dropped a 5-1 decision to Inter Edmonton in U12 Tier II girls’ indoor soccer league play. Meghan McKim scored for Red Deer.
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Kings and Queens top Eagles with Trent (Schmidt) but Jonah gives us a bit more size and he made several excellent blocks,” said Schulha, whose squad is now 4-0.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Red Deer speedskater Danielle Wotherspoon had a great performance at the Fall World Cup Long-track speedskating trials in Calgary, Sunday. She was able to place second in the 500metre races coming in behind Christine Nesbitt. Wotherspoon finished with a two-run time of 77.07 seconds. Nesbitt won the event with a combined time of 76.48 seconds. The 32-year-old Wotherspoon is on the Canadian longtrack speedskating development team and was trying to win a place on the national team for the first five World Cup events of the 2012-13 season. Wotherspoon has competed in 23 WC events in her career and was ranked third in Canada last season in the 500 metres.
THIS WEEK Thursday
● Bantam AA hockey: Red Deer Steel Kings at Lacombe, 7 p.m.
● College volleyball: Lethbridge at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● Peewee AA hockey: Badlands at Lacombe, 6 p.m. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Southeast at Red Deer Northstar, 7:45 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Red Deer Pro Stitch, 8 p.m., Kin City A; Taber at Lacombe, 8:30 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. (The Drive). ● Bantam AA hockey: Badlands at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m.
● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Blackhawks at Red Deer IROC, 11:30 a.m., Arena. ● Bantam AA hockey: Badlands at Red Deer Steel Kings, 12:30 p.m., Kin City A; Red Deer Ramada at Sylvan Lake, 5:30 p.m. ● Peewee AA hockey: Lacombe at Red Deer TBS, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Foothills at Sylvan Lake, 3 p.m.; Badlands at Innisfail, 3:40 p.m. ● College volleyball: Lethbridge at RDC, women at 1 p.m., men to follow. ● Major bantam hockey: Calgary Flames at Red Deer White, 2 p.m., Arena. ● AJHL: Whitecourt at Olds, 7:30 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Medicine Hat at Ponoka, Strathmore at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Taber at Innisfail, 8 p.m.; Calgary Bruins at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m.; Calgary Canucks at Lacombe, 8:15 p.m.
● AJHL: Fort McMurray at Olds, 2 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Foothills at Lacombe, 2 p.m.; Red Deer Ramada at Innisfail, 2:10 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m.
Kings 3 Eagles 2 By the time the third set started in the meeting between the RDC Kings and The Kings University College Eagles Saturday at RDC it was obvious the RDC squad needed a boost of energy. The fans gave them just what they needed as the noise level, led by the Kings basketball squad, raised considerably and it carried the volleyball boys to a 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 155 victory in Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League play. “The noise was incredible, it was nice to see and nice to see us fight back to take the victory,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha. “But I was upset to see it took the basketball boys getting on their guys for us to show some energy, especially in our gym. It shouldn’t take that.” But once the Kings got on a roll, they eliminated the majority of the mistakes they made in the first two sets and the Eagles simply couldn’t stay with them. The victory put an end to a long day as the Queens also needed to overcome a 2-0 deficit to beat the Eagles 22-25, 22-5, 2522, 25-13, 16-14 in women’s play. The Kings didn’t look sharp from the outset, although they did have the score tied at 22 in the first set. “We were four by four early and even when it was 22-22 I thought we were OK and in control,” said Schulha. “But we made a lot of mistakes (17 in the first set) and when you give a team that many chances they’ll take control. They have a scrappy team, and it wasn’t until we came out in the third set and changed the momentum that things changed. And once we got it we held it.” Several of the RDC’s top players also picked up their game, Tim Finnigan led the Kings with 15 kills and nine digs while Chris Jones had 11 kills and 10 digs and Chris Osborn nine kills
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RDC Kings Tim Finnigan puts down a thunderous spike past two Kings University College Eagles blockers during play Saturday at RDC. The Kings won the game 3-2. The Queens also won their game against Kings University College. and two stuff bocks. “I pulled Tim aside earlier as I thought he may be tired or injured as we’ve been riding him a lot this season. But he said he was fine and he showed it and played like he normally does. We needed that as expect
a lot from him.” Middle blocker Jordan Gardiner also had a solid game with seven kills and two blocks while middle Jonah Gilham came in off the bench and finished with three stuff blocks. “There was nothing wrong
MINOR HOCKEY Major Midget Female The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped a pair of 3-2 decisions to the Grande Prairie Storm on the road during the weekend. Krista Wilson and Reanna Arnold scored once each on Saturday while Aly Andersen made 17 saves. On Sunday, Taylor Hall and Arnold connected for the Chiefs with Nisa Bartlett making 28 saves. Minor Midget AAA Both the Red Deer IROC and Northstar Chiefs picked up wins, with IROC downing the Calgary Blazers 3-1 and the Northstars stopping the Calgary Gold 4-1. Reid Sterling, Kirt Fortney and Hradley Makofka scored for IROC. Dalyn Haire made 22 saves. Brendan Baker had a pair of goals for the Northstars with singles added by Shae Reynolds and Anthony Neurauter. Brody Dirk had 28 saves. Midget AA The Red Deer Elks posted a pair of weekend wins — 7-2 over the Cranbrook Ice and 6-0 over Medicine Hat. AJ Curry scored twice against the Ice, with Jaye Sutherland, Tyler Chavez Leech, Kyden Trozzo and Justin Van Tetering also connecting. Nicholas Galenzoski made 14 saves for the win. Brady Jewan recorded a 13-save shutout against Medicine Hat, with Derrick Morrell potting two goals for the Elks and
Sutherland, Curry, Eric Moltzahn and Mathew Thiessen also scoring. Bantam AAA The Red Deer Rebels Black tied the Calgary Royals 3-3 and Airdrie 4-4. Jeffrey de Wit, Kyle Gibson and Parker Smyth scored against the Royals with Geordan Andrew making 33 saves. Ryan Vandervlis had a pair of goals against Airdrie with de Wit and Jeremy Klessens adding singles. Meanwhile, the Red Deer Rebels White tied Fort Saskatchewan 2-2 with goals from Andrew Davis and Reed Engman. Dawson Weatherill made 35 saves. Major Bantam Female The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Calgary Rangers at home Saturday and downed the Sherwood Park Royals 5-1 on the road Sunday. Erica Nelson had two goals against the Rangers with Alexandra Galenzoski making 14 saves. Shealee Dolan had two goals against the Royals with singles added by Carley Wlad, Cassidy Hollman and Mairead Bast. Christina Boulton finished with 15 saves. Bantam AA Luke Ponto and Braden Olsen scored and Ben Isaac assisted on both goals as Ramada edged the Steel Kings 2-1 in an all-Red Deer outing. Ramada improved to
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STETTLER — The Stettler Wildcats downed the Sylvan Lake Lakers 57-28 Saturday afternoon to take third place in the Central Alberta High School Football League, but more important qualified to compete in the provincials tier III championships which open Saturday. Braden Nelson led the Wildcats with 168 yards rushing on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns. Parker Cassidy added a pair of majors while rushing for 51 yards on nine carries, Tyler Stewart had 51 yards on three carries. Clayton Steen, Stephen Zuk and Austin Cherewko added touchdowns for Stettler and Frank Van Ommeren added seven converts.
Queens 3 Eagles 2 It wasn’t until Queens head coach Talbot Walton made a couple of switches in the lineup before the Queens started to regain the form they showed in a 3-0 win at TKUC Friday. “I wanted to start a couple different people as I felt they would give us some energy, but they didn’t and so we came back with a familiar group, who have played side-by-side in practice and seem to work well together,” said Walton, who brought on Brooke Sutter and Shelby Bramall from the bench. Sutter played in the second set with Bramall coming in in the third. “With Shelby in there we ran the step (around) play with her and it opened things up for our power hitters,” added Walton. “As well Brooke definitely opens things up for us. She may not be the most physical daunting figure out there, but she makes up for it with her passing and defending, it’s worth at least five points.” Sutter finished with 10 kills, 12 digs and two aces while Amber Adolf had 17 kills, 23 digs and two blocks. Karissa Kuhr had eight kills and 12 digs, Bramall eight kills and setter Kirsten Sorensen four kills and four blocks. Overall the Eagles have as much, if not more, experience than the Queens. “They also touched a lot of in that first set and outplayed us,” said Walton. “We needed to out work them and once we found a rhythm we forced them into some mistakes as well.” The RDC squads host Lethbridge Friday and Saturday. ● Meanwhile, the Olds College Broncos beat SAIT 3-2 and 3-1 in women’s play and lost 3-0 and 3-0 in men’s action. email@example.com
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Red Deer Midget Optimist Rebels Chief Trey Degraaf runs into Southeast Tigers goaltender Blake Alexander and defenceman Cody Verge as he sweeps the puck into the net for Red Deer’s third goal at the Arena on Sunday. The Chiefs pulled out the 3-2 victory. Other goals for the Chiefs were Ian McLellan and Gabe Bast. Chiefs goaltender Jayden Sittler made 16 saves in the win. The next game for the Chiefs is Thursday against Edmonton Athletics in Leduc at 7 p.m. 5-7-1 with the win over the Kings, whose lone goal came from Brenan Frame. Midget A The Red Deer Quality Inn Chiefs opened their season on the weekend with 3-1 and 4-3 wins over
Red Deer Lodge and Red Deer Prairie Bus Lines. Kash Gillingham, Decalan Johnston and Trevor Schoen scored against the Lodge, whose goal came from Derek Samoleski. In the win over Prai-
Tyler Ledwos and Trent Kondor had two touchdowns each for the Lakers while Ledwos added a convert and a field goal. Kondor rushed for 121 yards on eight carries while Ledwos had 82 yards on seven carries. Chase Hoffman connected on 13 of 18 passes for 110 yards with Ledwos catching 10 for 74 yards. The Wildcats will face St. Paul in the provincials. Meanwhile in other action the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House beat the Wetaskiwin Sabres 28-12 to take fifth place while the Lacombe Rams placed seventh with a 55-6 win over the Camrose Trojans. Cooper Woods had three touchdowns and Thomas Soodsma one for the Rebels with Devin Chatenay kicking four converts.
rie Bus Lines, Jared Ferguson tallied twice with singles scored by Adam Tetreau and Jason Pezzella. Replying for Prairie were Ty Elliot, Tyler Makofka and Tyler Oosteroff.
The Rebels will compete in the tier IV provincials and visit Cold Lake Saturday. Lacombe dominated the Trojans, finishing with 168 yards rushing and 287 passing while Camrose had minus-33 yards rushing and 83 passing. Carter Waldbauer had a pair of touchdowns for the Rams with Dustin Bomback, Zac Bailey, Josh Prevost, Judah Knip, Dylan Olsen and Ashton Jones adding single majors. Austin Ericson had a single and six converts. Prevost rushed for 48 yards on nine carries while Adam Goode had 43 yards on two tries. Ericson completed 123 of 26 passes with Bailey grabbing four for 107 yards, Knip three for 81 and Bailey two for 68.
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Hockey WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Prince Albert 18 11 5 0 2 57 Brandon 18 8 7 2 1 57 Moose Jaw 19 7 7 3 2 54 Swift Current 20 7 8 3 2 55 Saskatoon 17 7 9 0 1 47 Regina 19 7 11 1 0 49
Calgary Edmonton Lethbridge Medicine Hat Red Deer Kootenay
GP 18 17 19 20 20 16
Central Division W LOTLSOL 11 4 1 2 10 4 1 2 10 7 1 1 10 9 1 0 9 9 1 1 4 11 1 0
GF 61 60 61 74 51 37
WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Kamloops 19 17 1 0 1 83 Kelowna 18 10 6 1 1 66 Victoria 17 9 8 0 0 46 Prince George 17 7 8 1 1 49 Vancouver 17 5 12 0 0 47
Tri-City 11 15 12 — 38 Goal (shots-saves) — Red Deer: Pouliot (L,2-3-1) (27-23), Bartosak (2:24 third; 10-10); Tri-City: Comrie (W,10-7-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Red Deer: 0-2; Tri-City: 0-4. Attendance — 4,505 at Kennewick, Wash.
Spokane 5 Everett 0 Tri-City 5 Red Deer 2 Vancouver 5 Kootenay 3 GA 50 71 63 57 64 63
Pt 24 19 19 19 15 15
GA 57 44 55 66 61 57
Pt 24 23 22 21 20 9
GA 42 47 60 63 71
Pt 35 22 18 16 10
U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Tri-City 20 12 6 1 1 65 51 26 Portland 16 12 3 1 0 66 33 25 Spokane 18 12 6 0 0 72 51 24 Seattle 16 8 7 1 0 51 60 17 Everett 19 6 11 0 2 48 71 14 Note: Two points for a team winning in overtime or shootout; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s results Calgary 4 Brandon 2 Edmonton 2 Swift Current 1 Kelowna 5 Prince George 0 Lethbridge 5 Saskatoon 4 (SO) Portland 6 Victoria 2 Regina 4 Prince Albert 1 Seattle 4 Moose Jaw 3 (SO)
Sunday’s results Calgary 2 Moose Jaw 1 (OT) Medicine Hat 3 Kootenay 1 Tri-City 9 Vancouver 1 Monday’s games No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s games Seattle at Brandon, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Red Deer at Portland, 8 p.m. Everett at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s games Moose Jaw at Calgary, 7 p.m. Red Deer at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Edmonton at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Victoria at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Seattle at Regina, 7 p.m.
AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Manchester 8 5 2 0 1 23 Worcester 10 4 4 1 1 28 St. John’s 11 5 6 0 0 26 Portland 8 4 3 1 0 34 Providence 8 3 5 0 0 18
GA 15 34 36 29 23
Pt 11 10 10 9 6
Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL Springfield 9 6 1 0 2 Bridgeport 8 5 3 0 0 Connecticut 9 4 4 1 0 Adirondack 9 4 5 0 0 Albany 8 2 5 0 1
GF 33 28 31 25 15
GA 17 29 37 30 22
Pt 14 10 9 8 5
East Division W LOTLSOL 6 2 0 0 5 1 1 1 4 4 1 0 4 4 1 0 4 5 0 0
GF 33 29 28 22 25
GA 21 26 29 30 23
Pt 12 12 9 9 8
Saturday Summary Americans 5, Rebels 2 First Period 1. Tri-City, Dallman 2 (Plutnar, Messier) 5:24 2. Red Deer, Thiel 1 (Millette, McCoy) 9:32 3. Tri-City, Williams 5 (Strmwall, Yuen) 16:46 Penalty — Miller RD (roughing) 6:28. Second Period 4. Tri-City, Feser 9 (Strmwall, Comrie) 8:25 5. Red Deer, Elson 6, 15:09 Penalties — Johnson RD (fighting, misconduct), Nickles TC (fighting) 0:41, McCue TC (goaltender interference) 3:37, McCoy RD (goaltender interference), Tomchuk TC (roughing) 7:37, Fafard RD (interference) 9:56, Gaudet RD (tripping) 16:08. Third Period 6. Tri-City, Feser 10, 2:06 7. Tri-City, Williams 6, 18:08 (en) Penalties — Plutnar TC (checking to the head) 3:43, Bleackley RD (boarding) 14:24. Shots on goal Red Deer 5 7 7 — 19
GP Norfolk 8 Syracuse 8 Hershey 9 Binghamton 9 W-B/Scranton 9
WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Abbotsford 9 6 1 0 2 32 Lake Erie 11 7 4 0 0 39 Rochester 10 6 3 1 0 41 Hamilton 8 4 2 1 1 21 Toronto 8 3 4 0 1 19
Chicago Rockford Grand Rapids Milwaukee
Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL 10 6 3 1 0 10 5 4 0 1 10 4 4 1 1 9 4 5 0 0
GF 28 31 34 21
GA 18 30 35 26 24
Pt 14 14 13 10 7
GA 29 33 34 24
Pt 13 11 10 8
y-Montreal x-Toronto Winnipeg Hamilton
GP 18 18 18 18
West Division GP W L T PF y-B.C. 18 13 5 0 479 x-Calgary 18 12 6 0 535 x-Sask. 18 8 10 0 457 x-Edmonton 18 7 11 0 422 x — clinched playoff berth. y — clinched division.
1 13 31
South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 10 7 2 0 1 40 24 15 Houston 10 5 3 1 1 35 28 12 Okla. City 10 5 4 0 1 31 31 11 San Antonio 9 4 4 0 1 19 22 9 Texas 8 3 5 0 0 17 29 6 Note: 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 which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s results Hamilton 4 Rochester 3 St. John’s 3 Worcester 2 (OT) Adirondack 4 Albany 0 Bridgeport 3 Hershey 2 Grand Rapids 4 Texas 1 Houston 4 Oklahoma City 3 (SO) Milwaukee 3 Peoria 0 Norfolk 4 Binghamton 2 Rockford 6 Lake Erie 3 Sunday’s results Providence 3 St. John’s 0 Charlotte 4 Chicago 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 Bridgeport 3 Worcester 1 Manchester 0 (SO) Grand Rapids 2 Houston 1 (SO) San Antonio 2 Oklahoma City 0 Springfield 10 Connecticut 2 Monday’s games No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s games Chicago at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Wednesday’s games Norfolk at Bridgeport, 9 a.m. Milwaukee at Grand Rapids, 9 a.m. St. John’s at Manchester, 5 p.m. Binghamton at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Syracuse at Hamilton, 5:30 p.m. Thursday’s games
Peoria at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 6:05 p.m. AJHL North Division GP W L OTL GF Whitecourt 21 11 4 6 85 Spruce Grove 22 12 7 3 72 Bonnyville 19 11 5 3 58 Grand Prairie 18 11 5 2 59 Sherwood Park 21 11 9 1 64 Drayton Valley 22 10 10 2 67 Fort McMurray 20 9 9 2 50 Lloydminster 21 5 13 3 56
GA 71 70 56 48 72 60 60 91
Pt 28 27 25 24 23 22 20 13
South Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pt Brooks 18 18 0 0 94 40 36 Cal. Mustangs 21 10 8 3 76 83 23 Camrose 22 11 9 2 61 62 24 Okotoks 18 10 6 2 52 46 22 Canmore 19 9 6 4 58 62 22 Cal. Canucks 21 9 11 1 59 65 19 Drumheller 18 7 10 1 56 64 15 Olds 21 7 13 1 59 77 15 Note: Two points for a win, one for an overtime loss. Saturday’s results Camrose 3 Calgary Canucks 1 Fort McMurray 4 Spruce Grove 0 Grande Prairie 8 Whitecourt 4 Lloydminster 3 Drayton Valley 2 Sunday’s result Lloydminster 4 Sherwood Park 0 Monday’s game Okotoks at Calgary Canucks,7 p.m. Tuesday’s games Canmore at Okotoks, 7 p.m. Olds at Calgary Mustangs, 7:30 p.m. Bonnyville at Fort McMurray, 7:30 p.m. Spruce Grove at Grande Prairie, 7:30 p.m. Sherwood Park at Lloydminster, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s game Brooks at Drumheller, 7:30 p.m.
Football CFL East Division W L T PF 11 7 0 478 9 9 0 445 6 12 0 376 6 12 0 538
PA 489 491 531 576
Pt 22 18 12 12
PA 354 430 409 450
Pt 26 24 16 14
Week 19 Friday’s result Calgary 30 Edmonton 27 Thursday’s result Toronto 43 Hamilton 40 Saturday’s results B.C. 17 Saskatchewan 6 Winnipeg 19 Montreal 11 End of 2012 CFL Regular Season PLAYOFFS Sunday, Nov. 11 Division Semifinals Byes: B.C., Montreal East Division Edmonton at Toronto, 11 a.m. West Division Saskatchewan at Calgary, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 Division Finals East Division Semifinal Winner at Montreal, 11 a.m. West Division Semifinal Winner at B.C., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 100th Grey Cup At Toronto East vs. West Winners, 4 p.m. National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 3 0 .625 262 170
Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo
4 3 3
4 5 5
0 .500 170 149 0 .375 168 200 0 .375 180 248
Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville
W 7 5 3 1
South L T 1 0 3 0 6 0 7 0
Pct .875 .625 .333 .125
PF 237 159 182 117
PA 137 191 308 219
Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland
W 6 5 3 2
North L T 2 0 3 0 5 0 7 0
Pct .750 .625 .375 .222
PF 199 191 189 169
PA 176 164 218 211
Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City
W 5 4 3 1
West L 3 4 5 7
Pct .625 .500 .375 .125
PF 235 185 171 133
PA 175 157 229 240
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 6 3 0 .667 254 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 120 Dallas 3 5 0 .375 150 Washington 3 6 0 .333 226
PA 185 155 181 248
T 0 0 0 0
Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina
W 8 4 2 2
South L T Pct 0 01.000 4 0 .500 5 0 .286 6 0 .250
PF 220 226 190 149
PA 143 185 216 180
Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit
W 7 6 5 4
North L T 1 0 3 0 4 0 4 0
Pct .875 .667 .556 .500
PF 236 239 204 192
PA 120 187 197 188
San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis
W 6 5 4 3
West L 2 4 5 5
Pct .750 .556 .444 .375
PF 189 170 144 137
PA 103 154 173 186
T 0 0 0 0
Week Nine Byes: New England, N.Y. Jets, St. Louis, San Francisco Sunday’s results Green Bay 31 Arizona 17 Chicago 51 Tennessee 20 Houston 21 Buffalo 9 Carolina 21 Washington 13 Detroit 31 Jacksonville 14 Denver 31 Cincinnati 23 Baltimore 25 Cleveland 15 Indianapolis 23 Miami 20 Seattle 30 Minnesota 20 Tampa Bay 42 Oakland 32 Pittsburgh 24 N.Y. Giants 20 Atlanta 19 Dallas 13 Thursday’s result San Diego 31 Kansas City 13 Monday’s game Philadelphia at New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. Week 10 Byes: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington Thursday, Nov. 8 Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 Oakland at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Denver at Carolina, 11 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Miami, 11 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Buffalo at New England, 11 a.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 11 a.m. San Diego at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 2:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 2:15 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 6:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery) Spread O/U Tonight Philadelphia at NEW ORLEANS 3.5 52.5
Basketball Central Alberta Senior Men’s Carstar 85 Investors Group 80 Car: Nathan Dixon 39, Tyler McCorquindale 12, Taylor Armstrong 12. IG: Ray Teskey 22, Jason Nicolay 14. National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-Milwaukee 2 0 1.000 — d-New York 2 0 1.000 — d-Orlando 2 0 1.000 — Brooklyn 1 0 1.000 1/2 Chicago 2 1 .667 1/2 Indiana 2 1 .667 1/2 Miami 2 1 .667 1/2 Charlotte 1 1 .500 1 Atlanta 1 1 .500 1 Philadelphia 1 1 .500 1 Boston 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Cleveland 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Toronto 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Detroit 0 3 .000 3 Washington 0 2 .000 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE
BRIEFS Admirals fall to Chiefs The Sylvan Lake Admirals travelled to Fort Saskatchewan on Sunday and came out on the short end of a 5-3 Chinook Hockey League decision to the Chiefs. Details were unavailable. Meanwhile, the Bentley Generals — with 14 skaters — ventured into Saskatchewan for a pair of exhibition encounters, tying the Red Wings 5-5 at Rosetown Friday and falling 5-4 to the Shellbrooks Elks 24 hours later. Scoring for the Generals at Rosetown were Scott Kalinchuk, Eric Schneider, Chris Neiszner, Brett Robertson and Sean Robertson. The Bentley marksmen at Shellbrook were Neiszner, Sean Robertson, Travis Dunstall and Curtis Austring. • In Chinook League play Friday, the Innisfail Eagles downed the visiting Stony Plain Eagles 2-1. Stony Plain led 1-0 on a second-period goal from Brant Middleton before the home side — playing in front of 488 fans — got goals from Cody Cartier and Matt Ponto less than two minutes apart later in the period. Jason Kipling made 25
W L Pct d-San Antonio 3 0 1.000 d-Golden State 2 1 .667 d-Portland 2 1 .667 L.A. Clippers 2 1 .667 Dallas 2 1 .667 Houston 2 1 .667 New Orleans 2 1 .667 Memphis 1 1 .500 Minnesota 1 1 .500 Oklahoma City 1 2 .333 Phoenix 1 2 .333 Utah 1 2 .333 L.A. Lakers 1 3 .250 Denver 0 3 .000 Sacramento 0 3 .000 d-division leader ——— Saturday’s Games Indiana 106, Sacramento 98,2OT Boston 89, Washington 86 Brooklyn 107, Toronto 100 Miami 119, Denver 116 New Orleans 89, Chicago 82 Portland 95, Houston 85, OT Dallas 126, Charlotte 99
GB — 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1/2 1 1/2 2 2 2 2 1/2 3 3
saves for the winners. Stony Plain stopper Wade Waters blocked 43 shots.
Raiders win Bantam championship The visitors were zerofor-five on the power play. Innisfail converted one of six man-advantage situations. The Lindsay Thurber Raiders ripped the Lacombe Rams 5830 in Saturday’s championship game of the Central Bantam Football League. Meanwhile, Olds downed Rocky Mountain House 28-22 in the consolation final. The Raiders will be in Edmonton this Saturday to face the Capital District B champion in the northern tier 2 final. Olds will take on the host Calgary Bulldogs in the southern tier 3 final.
Lacombe downs Steelers The Lacombe Explosion downed the Red Deer Steelers 28-6 Saturday and will move on to the provincial tier 3 peewee football playoffs. The Stettler Panthers will represent Central Alberta in the tier 4 provincials after defeating the Sylvan Lake Bears 20-7 in another Saturday contest. In provincial semifinal action this Saturday, Lacombe will visit the Calgary Stam-
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Spruce Grove wins both sides of JV tourney Spruce Grove took top honours in each of the boys and girls divisions of the Lindsay Thurber JV basketball tournament during the weekend. The Panthers struck gold on the boys side with a 22-25, 25-14, 15-8 victory over Lacombe. Spruce Grove finished fourth in round-robin play, then upset first-place Calgary E.P. Scarlett 25-20, 25-14 in a semifinal, while Lacombe, which placed third, downed the second-place Lindsay Thurber Raiders 25-23, 25-20. The Notre Dame Cougars and Hunting Hills Lightning finished fifth and sixth in round-robin action and missed the playoffs. In the girls championship match, the Panthers knocked off the Sherwood Park Salisbury Sabres 22-25, 25-14, 15-8 after placing second in the round robin and beating the host Raiders 25-18, 25-18 in a semifinal. Salibury was fourth in round-robin play and beat first-place Notre Dame 25-14, 14-25, 15-10 in the other semifinal. Hunting Hills finished fifth and did not qualify for the playoffs.
World Golf Championsips-HSBC Champions Sunday At Mission Hills Golf Club, Olazabal Course Shenzhen, China Purse: $7 million Yardage: 7,301; Par: 72 Final Ian Poulter, $1,200,000 69-68-65-65 — 267 Jason Dufner, $417,500 68-66-71-64 — 269 Scott Piercy, $417,500 68-68-68-65 — 269 Ernie Els, $417,500 70-63-69-67 — 269 Phil Mickelson, $417,500 66-69-66-68 — 269 Louis Oosthuizen, $190,000 65-63-70-72 — 270 Lee Westwood, $190,000 70-67-61-72 — 270 Adam Scott, $155,000 65-68-71-67 — 271 Martin Kaymer, $140,000 68-69-67-68 — 272 Bill Haas, $125,000 69-67-66-71 — 273 Hiroyuki Fujita, $98,000 73-67-67-67 — 274 Marcel Siem, $98,000 71-70-66-67 — 274 Thorbjorn Olesen, $98,000 71-65-70-68 — 274 Prom Meesawat, $98,000 67-70-69-68 — 274 Brandt Snedeker, $98,000 72-71-60-71 — 274 Nick Watney, $80,500 72-72-69-62 — 275 Carl Pettersson, $80,500 70-68-66-71 — 275 Marc Leishman, $75,000 73-68-65-70 — 276 Luke Donald, $75,000 68-68-69-71 — 276 Gaganjeet Bhullar, $75,000 73-68-63-72 — 276 Thomas Bjorn, $70,000 72-70-68-67 — 277 Thongchai Jaidee, $70,000 70-68-69-70 — 277 Keegan Bradley, $67,000 71-68-68-71 — 278 Wenchong Liang, $62,250 72-73-66-68 — 279 Scott Hend, $62,250 70-74-67-68 — 279 Peter Hanson, $62,250 66-71-73-69 — 279 Justin Rose, $62,250 72-70-67-70 — 279 John Senden, $57,500 72-70-70-68 — 280 Bernd Wiesberger, $57,500 72-72-68-68 — 280 Thomas Aiken, $57,500 68-73-69-70 — 280 Gon. Fdez-Castano, $57,500 71-67-69-73 — 280 Shane Lowry, $55,000 66-68-72-75 — 281 Bubba Watson, $54,000 66-72-69-75 — 282 Tadahiro Takayama, $52,500 73-69-70-71 — 283 Ik-Jae Jang, $52,500 68-71-72-72 — 283 Paul Lawrie, $50,000 69-71-72-72 — 284 Joost Luiten, $50,000 72-72-68-72 — 284 Ashun Wu, $50,000 68-70-71-75 — 284 Thaworn Wiratchant, $47,000 72-70-70-73 — 285 Francesco Molinari, $47,000 74-69-74-68 — 285 Dustin Johnson, $47,000 67-68-84-66 — 285 Julien Quesne, $43,500 71-71-71-73 — 286 Graeme McDowell, $43,500 71-75-68-72 — 286 Marcus Fraser, $43,500 73-72-70-71 — 286 Jamie Donaldson, $43,500 71-74-71-70 — 286 Brendan Jones, $40,000 74-69-70-74 — 287 Mark Wilson, $40,000 73-74-69-71 — 287 Greg Chalmers, $40,000 71-71-68-77 — 287 Jeev Milkha Singh, $40,000 72-71-73-71 — 287 Rafa Cabrera-Bello, $40,000 75-69-76-67 — 287 Robert Garrigus, $38,000 76-68-69-75 — 288 Brad Kennedy, $38,000 73-77-67-71 — 288 Geoff Ogilvy, $38,000 75-74-72-67 — 288 Nicolas Colsaerts, $36,750 73-73-71-72 — 289
Han Lee, $36,750 George Coetzee, $34,750 Robert Allenby, $34,750 Garth Mulroy, $34,750 Hyung-Sung Kim, $34,750 Jaco Van Zyl, $34,750 Xin-Jun Zhang, $34,750 Danny Willett, $32,500 Hennie Otto, $32,500 Branden Grace, $32,500 Alvaro Quiros, $31,000 Richie Ramsay, $31,000 Kyle Stanley, $31,000 Jbe Kruger, $30,000 David Lynn, $29,000 Toshinori Muto, $29,000 Kenichi Kuboya, $29,000 David Lipsky, $27,500 Yuta Ikeda, $27,500 Robert Rock, $27,500 Johnson Wagner, $26,500 Siddikur Rahman, $26,000 Mu Hu, $25,500
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Champions-Charles Schwab Cup Championship Sunday At Desert Mountain Club, Cochise Course Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $2.5 million Yardage: 6,929; Par: 70 Final Round Tom Lehman, $440,000 68-63-62-65 — 258 Jay Haas, $254,000 66-60-69-69 — 264 Jay Don Blake, $213,000 64-71-65-66 — 266 Fred Couples, $158,000 66-66-62-73 — 267 Fred Funk, $158,000 71-65-66-65 — 267 Bernhard Langer, $117,000 69-65-70-65 — 269 Russ Cochran, $105,000 67-70-64-69 — 270 Olin Browne, $87,500 66-67-69-70 — 272 Corey Pavin, $87,500 67-68-69-68 — 272 Michael Allen, $70,000 69-66-69-69 — 273 John Cook, $70,000 71-64-70-68 — 273 David Frost, $70,000 70-64-68-71 — 273 Brad Bryant, $57,000 68-67-70-69 — 274 Mark Calcavecchia, $57,000 68-66-68-72 — 274 Bill Glasson, $50,500 66-70-69-70 — 275 Larry Mize, $50,500 73-66-67-69 — 275 Joe Daley, $40,700 70-71-67-70 — 278 Kenny Perry, $40,700 69-68-69-72 — 278 Loren Roberts, $40,700 71-70-67-70 — 278 Kirk Triplett, $40,700 67-68-74-69 — 278 Willie Wood, $40,700 71-70-68-69 — 278 Gary Hallberg, $34,000 65-72-70-72 — 279 Chien Soon Lu, $32,000 70-73-67-70 — 280 Peter Senior, $30,000 72-66-72-71 — 281 Mark Wiebe, $29,000 73-70-70-69 — 282 Mark McNulty, $27,000 69-69-73-72 — 283 Jeff Sluman, $26,000 67-72-72-74 — 285 Mike Goodes, $25,000 77-68-70-71 — 286 Roger Chapman, $24,500 69-70-74-78 — 291 Dan Forsman, $24,000 75-70-75-72 — 292
Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL HOUSTON ASTROS—Announced OF Brian Bogusevic, OF J.B. Shuck and RHP Jorge De Leon cleared waivers, refused outright assignments and elected to become free agents. Assigned RHP Chuckie Fick outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). Announced RHP Arcenio Leon was claimed by Milwaukee. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon on a one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Acquired RHP Esmil Rogers from Cleveland for INF/C Yan Gomes and INF Mike Aviles. FOOTBALL GREEN BAY PACKERS—Activated LB Frank Zombo from the reserve/physically unable to perform list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed TE Allen Reisner. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed S Tracy Wilson. Waived G Kyle DeVan. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Fired general manager Eric Tillman.
ECHL— Suspended Elmira’s Kevin Harvey five games and South Carolina’s Ryan Turek two games and fined each an undisclosed amount for their actions in a Nov. 2 game. Fined South Carolina’s Tyler McNeeley, South Carolina coach Spencer Carbery and Elmira coach Dwight Mullins undisclosed amounts as a result of their actions in the Nov. 2 game. SOCCER MONTREAL IMPACT—Announced the resignation of coach Jesse Marsch. COLLEGE HAMPDEN-SYDNEY—Announced the resignation of Larry Blunt men’s assistant basketball coach. Sunday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY HAMILTON BULLDOGS—Recalled D Joe Stejskal from Wheeling (ECHL). Central Hockey League ALLEN AMERICANS—Announced D Mike Montgomery was recalled to Houston (AHL). WICHITA THUNDER—Signed F Ryan Flanigan. COLLEGE KENTUCKY—Fired football coach Joker Phillips.
Lightning get second at home tournament HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL The Hunting Hills Lightning placed second on the boys’ side of the 19th annual Hunting Hills Senior Volleyball Tournament Saturday. The Lightning dropped a 2517, 17-25, 23-25, 19-25 decision to Harry Ainlay of Edmonton in the final. The Lightning defeated the Lindsay Thurber Raiders 1725, 25-17, 25-129, 25-21 and Ainlay stopped Grande Prairie 25-15, 25-20, 25-20 in the semifinals. LTCHS downed Grande Prairie 25-19, 18-25, 15-13 in the third-place game. In the quarter-finals, the Lightning defeated Catholic Central of Lethbridge 25-13, 25-18. Ainlay stopped Notre Dame 25-20, 25-22. LTCHS downed Western Canada of Calgary 25-22, 25-13. Grande Prairie got past Archbishop O’Leary of Edmonton 25-23, 23-25, 15-7.
In the first round Notre Dame stopped Calgary’s William Aberhart 25-17, 25-20. On the girls’ side, Chinook of Lethbridge downed William Aberhart 22-25, 25-21, 28-26, 2517 in the final. Chinook defeated Notre Dame 25-9, 26-24, 25-19 and Aberhart downed Spirit River Academy 25-27, 25-19, 25-10, 2514 in the semifinals The quarter-finals saw Chinook beat Harry Ainlay 25-19, 25-17. Notre Dame stop LTCHS 2520, 25-15. Spirit River down Grande Prairie 25-19, 25-15. Aberhart defeat the Lightning 23-25,. 25-9, 15-4. In earlier play, Notre Dame stopped Western Canada 2426, 25-15, 15-11 and Hunting hills beat Ernest Manning of Calgary 19-25, 25-21, 15-7.
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CURRENT LOCATIONS Drivers should be alerted to the photo radar locations until Thursday, Nov. 15. School zones are being targeted at Lancaster Drive, Nolan Street, 60th Street and 40th Avenue. Playground zones being monitored are Cornett Drive, Davison Drive, Kerry Wood Drive, 58th Street and Nivens Street. Traffic corridors being checked are 50th Avenue, 49th Street, Taylor Drive, 49th Avenue and Barrett Drive. RCMP reserve the option of site/location changes without notice.
RDC ALUMNI ANNUAL MEET Red Deer College Alumni Association hosts its annual general meeting on Nov. 15. The meeting will be held in CollegeSide in Room 2182 C. Items on the agenda include the election of directors, appointment of auditors and the approval of financials. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. The meeting is scheduled to run until 8 p.m. All RDC alumni are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.rdc.ab.ca.
DEALING WITH STRESS Identifying and dealing with stress are the subjects of an upcoming seminar. Good Stress/ Bad Stress will be presented on Nov. 14 at Sunnybrook United Church starting at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 12 Stanton St. Vicki Fox Smith, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s mental health educator, will talk about the basics of stress, how to prevent it and how to deal with it. The presentation is free, although donations are welcome. More information is available by calling Linda at 403347-6073.
Red Deer’s aspiring playwrights learned what it takes to be in the biz from a Calgary professional on Sunday. David van Belle, co-artistic director of Ghost River Theatre, instructed 20 individuals during a workshop entitled, Putting it to Paper: Splash Writing for New Playwrights. Van Belle said he initially trained as a director so it’s only been within the last 10 years that he’s been playwrighting. He now creates shows with fellow artistic director Eric Rose. “You have to be a multi-tasker. I don’t think I know anyone who spends all their time writing plays,” said van Belle after the four hour session wrapped up at Red Deer College Arts Centre. “I would love to spend all my time writing plays.” Van Belle said there’s at least one characteristic quality required to be a playwright — a playful spirit. Plus, one needs to
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have a lack of self judgment. “It doesn’t mean a lack of self discipline but a willingness to be surprised,” said van Belle. Van Belle said crafting a play is a lot of fun, but it’s a lot of work as well. He just read his new play, which he started in 2009, in front of an Edmonton audience on Saturday. It hasn’t gotten to the performance stage yet. Van Belle’s play, Everything is Terribly Nice Here, is premiering in Calgary next month. “I started writing that in 2007, so it’s been in the works off and on for five years,” said van Belle, who hails Marie Brassard of Quebec as a playwright favourite. Sabrina Samuel, who sits on
Lacombe women decide to ‘retire’ after cooking up arts endowment BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A handful of Lacombe women are hanging up their aprons after 10 years of helping to support local artists. The group of chefs, who called themselves the Palette Pleasers, hosted the Arts Gala for the last time on Saturday night. City of Lacombe community services director Brenda Vaughan and the rest of the community thanked the women — now consisting of Denise Orr, Jan Holoboff, Jody Rawlyck and Linda Henderson — for all their hard work during the event held in conjunction with the city. The Palette Pleasers launched the successful Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund that pays for an annual $1,200 scholarship each year to support the artistic development of Lacombe area individual artists so they can do specific training or development. Orr said it was time to pursue other activities for the women, some of whom are grandmothers. “We’ve done what we set out to do...now it’s time for somebody else to figure out where the endowment fund will go in the future.” The Palette Pleasers was born out of a desire to use food to raise money for the arts. Then-artist Wayne Spink, who initiated the Lacombe Art Show and Sale, was the catalyst. Orr said the journeyman chef mentored the group of female caterers, including Orr, for a while. In their first year, the Palette Pleasers hosted the cafe at the spring art show, raising two $250 awards to student artists. “From there, it grew with a vision to have an endowment fund and now we have more than $125,000 in it,” said Orr. Set up in 2005, the endowment fund is a pool of money that is permanently invested,
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Linda Henderson (left), Denise Orr and Jan Holoboff of the Palette Pleasers served their last appetizers for the Arts Gala on Saturday night in Lacombe. Missing is Jody Rawlyck.
‘WE’VE DONE WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO...NOW IT’S TIME FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE ENDOWMENT FUND WILL GO IN THE FUTURE.’ — DENISE ORR
with only the interest ever being spent. A City of Lacombe-appointed advisory committee works with the community to raise funds and take recommendations for dispersing the dollars. Every year, the fund accepts applications until the end of March. The funds are managed through the Red Deer and District Community Foundation. Orr said she’s no artist herself but she does love to cook. “We’ve all become better cooks under Wayne’s tutelage,”
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the advisory board of Scripts at Work, and Mitchel Roelfsema and Callahan New, RDC students in the Theatre Performance and Creation program, said they learned a great deal from van Belle’s workshop. New said he learned to let go of all the fear about writing and that even what may be considered bad writing is still a part of the writing process. For Roelfsema, he learned that writing doesn’t have to be done sequentially. It’s not necessary to have all the characters, themes, etc. in place before sitting down to write. “Even one little image can inspire an entire play,” said Roelfsema. There’s different literary
structure that one can chase during that free flow creative process, added Samuel. Samuel said her goal from attending such workshops is to improve her writing. “If it ends up in a creative work, that would be great,” she added. This was the largest group that van Belle had worked with, which impressed Samuel because she said it shows the kind of creative process that’s going on in Red Deer. Roelfsema and New expect that writing plays will help them with their acting as well. They are doing a field placement where they will write a play under the mentorship of Matt Gould, artistic director for Red Deer’s Tree House Youth Theatre. They plan to submit their play into the Scripts of Work competition by the Dec. 15 deadline. For information, go online at http://scriptsatwork. com/submit-a-script email@example.com
Smoke damage at Smitty’s Red Deer County volunteer firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from a restaurant set to open on Tuesday in Gasoline Alley. The fire trucks headed out to Smitty’s Family Restaurant on Hwy 2’s west side at 2 p.m. Fire Chief Tom Metzger said that everything was all clear a half hour later after firefighters checked out the new restaurant. Staff reported a structure fire. “There was a malfunction of a heating unit,” said Metzger. The unit should be fixable, he added.
Metzger said there was some smoke inside the building, but he said there was no permanent damage. This past spring, it was announced by company officials that the Smitty’s and adjacent Husky service station would undergo extensive renovations after being around since the late 1980s. That renovation will result in the Smitty’s being modernized and gaining new fixtures and equipment. A lounge was also being added. The service station and related convenience store moved to the north side of the property from their previous location to the southeast.
said Orr. “We all have an interest in food and we all have an interest in the arts. Some of the ladies are great decorators so our food looks like art.” One of the favourite things she’s made during this 10-year stint has been the chipolte brownies. “They were so chocolately and so hot from the chipoltes,” said Orr, referring to the smokedried jalepenos. A couple of years ago, the women created a cookbook. “We made our money so
we’re happy with that,” Orr said, chuckling. Palette Pleasers catered two main events annually — the cafe at the spring art show and sale, and the Arts Gala. The women would make lunch for the spring show while appetizers, desserts and liquor were served at the gala. For a few years, they catered the Dr. Murray Martin lecture series in October where up to 300 people dined on appetizers and desserts.
Woman injured in collision
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage as a result of the crash. Fortunately the driver of the pickup truck was able to swerve out of the way enough to avoid a direct head-on collision, said RCMP. A ll occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The woman was trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed using the “jaws of life” equipment. Red Deer County Fire and Emergency Services had attended the scene. Three people inside the pickup truck were not injured. The highway was closed for about two hours while RCMP and emergency crews investigated and cleared the scene. RCMP continue to investigate.
A young female driver was listed in critical condition Saturday night after being involved in a crash during heavy fog in the Red Deer area. The 19-year-old woman from Crossfield suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre. An updated condition was unknown on Sunday. Her name was not released. Innisfail RCMP were dispatched to the scene of the collision just after 7:30 p.m. involving the woman’s sport utility vehicle and a flatbed pickup truck. The collision occurred on Hwy 42 about 8 km east of Hwy 2. Police say the woman was passing in heavy fog when she struck the oncoming larger truck.
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LUANN Nov. 5 1995 — Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s wife Aline stops a knife wielding intruder outside their bedroom at 24 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa. She locks the door and calls security. The incident points up lax RCMP security. 1992 — The Canadian Hemophilia Society says 800 hemophiliacs, 200 given transfusions, got the HIV (AIDS) virus before heat treatment of blood began in November 1985.
1992 — Environment Caanda says March UV ozone levels were 10 per cent lower than pre-1980 average in Toronto and Edmonton and four per cent lower on average overall. 1976 — Gordon Lightfoot’s single, The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald hits No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts 1962 — The United Nations Political Committee approves a Canadian formula for halting above-ground nuclear bomb tests. 1955 — Montreal Canadiens forward Jean Beliveau scores a hat trick in 44 seconds; second fastest on record.
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Myanmar banks sign credit card deal YANGON, Myanmar — Officials in Myanmar say three private banks have signed agreements with Visa Inc. to enable international travellers to use credit cards and withdraw cash from ATM machines by January. Until recently, foreign visitors were barred from using credit cards in the Southeast Asian nation because of financial sanctions imposed by the US and EU to punish the former military regime. Those restrictions were lifted earlier this year after democratic reforms, and some businesses have already begun accepting credit cards. Than Lwin, deputy chairman of Kanbawza Bank, says the deal was agreed between Visa and his bank as well as two others — Cooperative Bank and Myanmar Oriental Bank. He called the agreement “a milestone” that will boost the tourism industry in particular.
British PM accused of ties to phone hacking suspect LONDON — A British lawmaker says he’s asked the country’s media ethics inquiry to consider newly disclosed text messages sent between Prime Minister David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks, the ex-chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper division. The Mail on Sunday newspaper on Sunday published two previously undisclosed messages exchanged between the pair, who are friends and neighbours. Brooks is facing trial on conspiracy charges linked to Britain’s phone hacking scandal, which saw Murdoch close down The News of The World tabloid. Opposition lawmaker Chris Bryant has asked a judge-led inquiry scrutinizing ties between the press and the powerful to examine the messages.
BBC could face public inquiry over sex abuse LONDON — Britain’s government could order a full public inquiry into the British Broadcasting Corp.’s handling of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, the country’s top media minister said Sunday. Culture Secretary Maria Miller was quoted as telling The Sunday Telegraph newspaper that a formal investigation into the broadcaster could be launched, if its own internal inquiries don’t establish how the famed TV host’s behaviour was allowed to go unchecked for decades. Savile, one of the BBC’s best known entertainers, has been accused of sexually abusing hundreds of vulnerable young people. Police said that the host, who died last year at the age of 84, and his accomplices may have abused at least 300 people, mainly women. —The Associated Press
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Pivotal time for Harper agenda DIVERSIFYING CANADA’S INVOLVEMENT AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES TOWARDS THE BURGEONING ECONOMIES OF ASIA COULD BE NEAR THE TOP OF THE LIST BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — As a former deputy minister at Industry Canada, there was no one in government who knew the Investment Canada Act more intimately than Paul Boothe. The top-tier bureaucrat, who has since migrated to academia, was instrumental in guiding a relatively young Conservative government when it surprisingly blocked the sale of domestic space technology, including the Radarsat-2 satellite, to an American firm in 2008. After recently poring over the pros and cons of the $15.1-billion energy deal between Chinese-controlled CNOOC and Calgary’s Nexen, Boothe can’t see any good reason for turning down the deal. He’s also well aware the answer may not be Yes. Despite attempts over the years to make approvals of foreign investment as clinical
as possible, the CNOOC-Nexen decision comes down to pure politics. If Prime Minister Stephen Harper selected legacy items to be hallmarks of his first seven years in office, diversifying Canada’s trade and investment away from the United States towards the burgeoning economies of Asia and securing the prosperity of our resource economy would be near the top of the list. But the CNOOC-Nexen proposal is making him confront a deeply embedded Conservative queasiness about state involvement in business, and a long-standing mistrust of China. Even though CNOOC — controlled by the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation — may pass the net-benefits test, it may not pass the smell test. “People are afraid of the unknown,” said Conservative MP Merv Tweed of Brandon, Man., — one of many politicians who’s been lobbied in CNOOC’s highly orchestrated
campaign. The CNOOC offer is a neat fit for so much of the Conservative rhetoric these days. It’s the natural manifestation of Harper’s aggressive campaign to court Asia, bring foreign investment to Canada, and have global recognition of the value of the oil sands. But the NDP opposition is against the deal. Public opinion is not on side. The business community is split. And the Conservative caucus has a history of being leery of China, with Harper ignoring the rising power for his first few years in office. His first visit to the country was in 2009, five years after the previous official trip by a Canadian prime minister. Conservative MPs have been targeted by anti-CNOOC letter-writing campaigns. And they say they’re hearing about it on doorsteps in their ridings.
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Huge week making traders cautious THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Stock markets will likely be in for quiet trading at the beginning of this week with traders cautious ahead of the U.S. election on Tuesday that is too close to call. “It’s a huge week on the political scene,” said Colin Cieszynski, market analyst at CMC Markets Canada, who observed that China will also be in focus. The Communist Party’s 18th Party Congress meeting kicks off on Thursday, which will see the leadership transition of the Party and also the country. The Toronto markets chalked up a rise of 0.65 per cent last week in the wake of positive Canadian earnings reports. New York markets were slightly lower despite strong U.S. economic data, including consumer confidence at the best level in almost five years, and data showing expansion in the U.S. and Chinese manufacturing sectors. The week was capped by a stronger than expected U.S. employment report for October as the American economy cranked out 170,000 jobs last month, higher than the 125,000 that had been expected, although the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 of a point to 7.9 per cent. The U.S. numbers for August and September were also revised upward to show an additional 84,000 jobs were created, but election jitters kept markets muted. “Obviously (the election) is very much up in the air very close, anyone’s guess is as good as any others, said Robert Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse.
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Review: Which is the better iPad buy, mini or full-size? BY MICHAEL OLIVEIRA BY THE CANADIAN PRES TORONTO — Should you go 7.9 or 9.7? It’s one of two big questions facing indecisive consumers who are thinking about buying a new iPad but aren’t sure which one to choose. The new iPad mini, which went on sale in Canada on Friday, has a 7.9-inch screen, versus the 9.7-inch display on the newest full-size iPad (that’s about 20 and 24.6 centimetres for metric system sticklers). The other magic number to consider is 170 — as in the price difference between an iPad mini and a similarly equipped version of the latest large-sized iPad. On the low end, a WiFi-only 16-gigabyte iPad mini is $329, versus $499 for the big iPad. The most expensive 64-gigabyte iPad mini — out later this month — is WiFi and mobile networkready. It’ll go for $659, while the latest upgrade of the iPad with the same specs goes for $829. So is it worth an extra $170 for the larger iPad? Or put another way, will price-conscious buyers regret not spending the extra $170 if they go with the cheaper iPad mini? The iPad mini’s smaller screen
brings down its cost and Apple also saved a few bucks by sacrificing a bit of screen quality. Since the third generation of the larger iPad, Apple has used its so-called Retina Displays, which have a resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, and a pixel density of 264 per inch. In plain English, more pixels equal more detail and better sharpness. Because the iPad mini has a resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels and a pixel density of 163 per inch, it is noticeably less sharp. Text on the iPad mini has some clear raggedness around the edges. But it may not be apparent to many users unless they’re doing a side-by-side comparison with a larger iPad or another tablet with better screen resolution. In any case, many will find the slight increase in sharpness isn’t worth an extra $170 and is an acceptable sacrifice to safe a considerable chunk of change. There are advantages to choosing the smaller screen including better portability and a more comfortable grip. The iPad mini weighs in at about .68 pounds to the 1.44 pounds of the newest WiFi-only iPad. It doesn’t sound like a lot but
the weight difference makes it far more comfortable to hold onehanded for long stretches of time. The smaller format also makes it easier to palm. I could comfortably cradle it in one hand without feeling like it might slip and take a tumble. The onscreen keyboard is also a little easier to type on with less thumb stretching needed to reach all the keys. And although the form factor still doesn’t feel right for using as a camera, the iPad mini is less awkward to snap photos and shoot video than on a large iPad. It has a five-megapixel lens for taking pictures and can shoot high definition 1080p video. For those that envision carrying their tablet around on a daily basis, the iPad mini is a little easier to lug around, with its smaller size and lighter weight. Those who would keep it on their coffee table or kitchen counter most of the time might not appreciate the smaller size as much. In another cost-saving measure, the iPad mini also has a less powerful processor than its larger, more expensive cousin — an A5 chip, which was also at the heart of the iPad 2 — but it likely won’t be noticed by most users.
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Ways to protect your home’s value TALBOT BOGGS
With the average price now hovering around $375,000 and edging higher, buying a home is probably the largest single investment that most Canadians ever make in their lives. Once they have made the investment, protecting it becomes of paramount importance. Good real estate generally is considered one of the best longterm investments you can make. Figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association show that the
average price of a home in Canada has increased by about 460 per cent from $67,024 in 1980. The home you bought 32 years ago for $67,000 could be worth more than $375,000 today, depending on its location and what improvements have or have not been made to it over the years. That’s a pretty good return on investment. There are a number of relatively easy and inexpensive things that real estate professionals say hom-
eowners can do to protect and even increase the value of their homes and properties. Cindie Carr Harris, a real estate agent with Royal LePage in Toronto, suggests owners start with the basics. “Make sure your systems like heating, plumbing and wiring are in good shape, your foundation is solid and you’ve got a dry basement,” she said.
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“On paper it looks like a good exchange that will bring wealth and growth to this area,” said one Conservative MP whose views echoed those of many Conservatives who spoke with The Canadian Press. D “However, the other I side of the coin is the L fact that it is a state-run B enterprise, a governE ment-owned company,” R the MP said, speaking T frankly in return for anonymity. “That’s what’s causing the apprehension.” That such simple observations must be cloaked in anonymity shows just how politically sensitive the CNOOC deal has become for Conservatives. So Harper’s looming decision is not merely one of looking at the economic benefits, or deciding how to handle state-owned enterprises. It also has to pre-empt a
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Customers Kota Suzuki, left, and Mio Kawai wait in line to buy Apple’s iPad Mini at a store in Tokyo Friday morning. The new, smaller version of the iPad tablet went on sale on Friday. public backlash. The complexity of that task was made clear late Friday when the government announced a second extension to Dec. 10 for reviewing the deal. CNOOC has taken great pains to make sure its case looks airtight. The company has laid out an offer, both publicly and in private discussions with regulators, that caters directly to the Investment Canada Act. It has committed to keeping management in Canada, listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange, maintaining Nexen’s corporate social responsibility program, sticking with its capital investment plan and making Calgary the head office of its North American interests. That was widely viewed as just the company’s opening offer, and ongoing negotiations with Ottawa will no doubt see it pressured for more. “When you look at what they’ve said about their plans in terms of investment, in terms of employment, in terms of governance, in terms of social things like corporate responsibility — all of those things are consistent with the criteria in the Investment Canada Act,” said Boothe, who cautions that he does not know what is happening behind closed doors and bases his analysis on information in the public realm. There’s no doubt, however, the deal is forcing Harper and a very tight group of confidantes to address some larger, uncomfortable issues. “There are some bigger questions: About should we have stateowned enterprises investing in Canada? How much from a certain country? How much from China?” Boothe says. “In my view, those are discussions about the rules themselves rather than discussions about the application of the current rules for this particular deal.” But in seeking to show the public that he is taking those questions into consideration, Harper has muddied the waters. After shocking markets by announcing late on a Friday night that discussions for a Malaysiaowned takeover of Calgary-based Progress Energy Resources Corp., were on the rocks, Harper said a few days later that he was going to revise the rules for dealing with foreign takeovers involving stateowned enterprises. Now it is unclear whether those larger questions and the change in the policy framework will be dealt with separately but concurrently to the CNOOC decision, whether the new rules will apply only to future deals, or whether the CNOOC conditions provide the model for deals to come. The uncertainty is not helping Canada’s reputation as a stable place to invest. Official Ottawa was already under scrutiny for chasing away BHP Billiton from Potash Corp., of Saskatchewan. The overt politics of the CNOOC bid are more cause for malaise. “It doesn’t make any sense,” one New York-based investment banker said, speaking on background because he was not authorized to give interviews. He wondered why Harper would be loudly touting a new for-
eign-investment protection pact with China last week, while at the same time so obviously hesitating about accepting $15 billion in Chinese investment in a sector that is thirsty for financing.
IPAD: Functional An iPad mini can do anything the larger iPads can and there’s no danger of it become obsolete any time soon (even the original iPad is still fully functional, although it can’t be upgraded to the latest iOS 6 software, which means some apps eventually won’t work on it). Even starting at $329, Apple’s latest tablet isn’t exactly dirt cheap. In fact, when compared against some similar-sized competing tablets, it looks expensive. Google’s WiFi-only 16-gigabyte Nexus 7 is $209. It has a slightly smaller seven-inch screen but is sharper, with a resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels and a pixel depth of 216 per inch. Don’t let the price deceive you, the Nexus 7 is a quality product. It’s speculated that Google may be selling it at cost in an effort to challenge Apple’s supremacy in the tablet market. But for those who know it’s an iPad they want, it comes down to making a decision on size and price. If you value portability, take a look at the iPad mini; but the bigger iPad is the better choice to use on the couch. If cost is a bigger factor, $170 is a significant savings for a minimal trade-off.
MARKETS: Lot of anxiety “So we’ve had a lot of anxiety surrounding this and people don’t know which way to turn at this stage of the game and they’re sitting tight.” Regardless of the outcome of the election, there is a growing amount of uncertainty over the socalled fiscal cliff facing the U.S. economy. The “fiscal cliff” refers to a variety of tax hikes and massive budget reductions that will come into effect at the end of December unless Republicans and Democrats can come together with an alternative budget plan. Economists warn such a shock could send the economy back into recession. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde recently warned that Canada would not escape the fallout from that. And the worry is that negotiations to get around this hurdle would be frozen in the absence of a clear winner of the presidential contest. “It’s not what anyone needs at this stage of the game,” said Gorman. “I think in some respects, people are kind of girding themselves for what might be another really very, very tight, hotly contested and difficult election, not just in terms of winner/loser but lack of clarity here.”
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TORONTO — The events of superstorm Sandy are raising questions about the importance of payphones in emergencies, even as two of Canada’s largest telecom companies say they will tear out some public telephones unless they are allowed to sharply raise prices. New Yorkers were forced to turn to their neighbourhood’s coinoperated phones last week as flood waters knocked out power and cellphone reception in areas ravaged by Sandy, the massive storm that swept across the Eastern Seaboard. But a push from Bell Canada (TSX:BCE) and Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA) could make it harder to find those payphones in Canada during emergencies. Earlier this year, both companies made applications to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for rate hikes that could double the price of a payphone call. Under the submission, they are asked for the ability to boost the price of a local call to as much as $1 each, compared to the current price of 50 cents. Then in September the two telecom companies added extra pressure to their request by saying that without a rate increase, they would be forced to get rid of their least profitable payphones. That could mean that up to 25 per cent of their payphones in Ontario and Quebec would disappear if the CRTC doesn’t allow them to raise prices. “Bell needs the flexibility to adjust prices from the current 50 cents per cash call up to $1 to enable us to make the payphones business sustainable in the long term,” said Bell spokesman Mark Langton in an email. The matter is open to public comments until Dec. 14, while the telecom companies will respond by a mid-January deadline. Payphones have been dying a slow death for years. Malls across the country have torn the majority of them out to make way for more public seating. At bars, a payphone is more likely to be a spot for place promotional stickers or graffiti than actually used for calls. But while it might be considered an archaic technology by many Canadians who replaced them with mobile devices long ago, the hurricane served as a reminder that they still serve a
PAYPHONES HAVE BEEN DYING A SLOW DEATH FOR YEARS. MALLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE TORN THE MAJORITY OF THEM OUT TO MAKE WAY FOR MORE PUBLIC SEATING.
When a severe storm hits and the power is knocked out, suddenly a cell phone is only as good as its battery life and reception level. Several community groups have raised concerns about the impact on Canadians if phones were to further disappear. “We’re asking for a larger reassessment of the role of payphones in the communications system by the Commission,” said John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, who made a submission to the CRTC earlier this year. “We do think they have a role, and not enough serious attention is being paid to the issue. It’s being allowed to drift because there was an assumption there would be local payphone competition that didn’t materialize.” Community organizations have also raised concerns that low-income Canadians would lose a crucial form of communication. “Gathering together 35 cents is possible, but higher rates means more panhandling or scraping together change to try to make those phone calls,” said Christina Maes of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. “Cell phones have become the norm for a lot of people, but there are still many people that can’t afford them, especially people that don’t have access to credit.”
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purpose in emergency situations. Toronto Emergency Medical Services superintendent Kim McKinnon said that while the number of calls from payphones have “declined significantly” in recent years to “a few a day,” some local residents still turn to the payphone in dire situations. In New York, lineups formed at some payphones as people called their relatives to assure them they were safe from Sandy’s destruction. The situation was similar on 9/11 when the aftermath of the terrorist attacks left cellphone networks struggling to manage the number of calls being made.
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“Once your basics are sound, then you can start prettying things up and working on décor.” If you’re going to spend some money on your home, the biggest return will come from the kitchen, bathroom and landscaping, CarrHarris said. The kitchen still is considered the heart of the home, where the family congregates to eat, cook and interact. You can spruce up your kitchen without spending a fortune by replacing faucets, resurfacing cabinets, adding new door handles, and updating fixtures with brighter and more energy-efficient ones. Many homeowners often get fixated with having the best and sexiest appliances, but you can do an appliance-makeover if they don’t all match by ordering new doors or face panels for them. A more unified-looking kitchen can be a great attraction and selling feature. Similarly, you can spruce up your tired dingy bathrooms by replacing old toilet seats, adding pedestal sinks, replacing discoloured flooring with easy-to-use vinyl tiles or sheeting, replacing chipped tiles and resurfacing grimy-looking showers and tubs. Older homes typically have small closets and lack a lot of storage space. Clutter can be a real turn-off, so if you are cramped for storage space, why not go through what you’ve got and get rid of unwanted stuff either by throwing it out or perhaps selling it off. You also can add do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entrance closets. Flooring and lighting are two other home features that can be upgraded quickly and inexpensively. A good carpet cleaning is an inexpensive investment. If you’ve got a lot of wear on your carpet, cover it with area rugs. Many real estate agents do not recommend replacing wall-to-wall carpeting before selling because the new owners may want to choose something else. You can brighten the appearance of your home with some simple changes to your lighting systems. Adding chandeliers and wall sconces can shed some new light on your home. Most home improvement stores offer a wide range of nice-looking fixtures for good prices. Landscaping can add greatly to what realtors call shelf or curb appeal and a good new coat of paint can do wonders to improve the overall appearance and appeal of your home. “Landscaping can really improve the drive-by appeal and make your property one that people admire and would like to see,” Carr-Harris said. She warns, however, against the danger over-improving your property in relation to the area where it’s located and trying to guess what the market and potential buyers might want. “Never over-personalize your property to the point that it limits the potential of what can be done to it in the future,” she said. “If you’re in an area with mostly three-bedroom homes, don’t get rid of one of those bedrooms and turn it into something that a new buyer might not want. Stay within the limits of your area.” In the final analysis, most improvements and renovations should be done for your personal use and enjoyment, not for resale, because it’s hard to anticipate what potential buyers will be looking for and want, said CarrHarris. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.
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Emerson ready to drive ROLL IS NEW ALBUM THAT THE BAND SAYS PUSHES THE EDGE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — Emerson Drive says it’s taking a different direction and pushing the edge with its new album “Roll.” The five-member band, originally from Grand Prairie, Alta., released its fifth album Oct. 30 and lead singer Brad Mates is curious to see if fans will get onboard. “Knowing that we have a few years under our belt now, the last thing that we wanted was just to go back in the studio and make another album that wasn’t, I guess, fine-tuned,” Mates said in an interview from Nashville. “When I say that, it mostly has to do with the musical sound of what you’re hearing now compared to stuff before. I think we’re kind of pushing the edge musically when it comes to the sound of this album and I think you’re hearing more of what we were kind of going after for certain songs over the last 10, 11 years.” “I really feel like this is probably the first album that we’ve done where I really feel like it’s a full, complete Emerson Drive record. It’s got different dynamics to it.” For starters, the band has written all but one of the 11 songs on “Roll” themselves. It’s the most songs they’ve penned for an album. The first single She’s My Kind of Crazy quickly climbed country music charts. Mates joked that it was inspired by his wife. Mates, along with Emerson Drive guitarist and background vocalist Danick Dupelle, wrote the second single Let it Roll with Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw of Winnipeg-based Doc Walker. With lines like “Learning songs in the basement” and “A million miles out the window,” Mates says Let it Roll is a reflection of the band’s journey through the music business and, literally, life on the road. Emerson Drive and Doc Walker have frequently gone head-to-head at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. In 2007 for instance, Doc Walker won album of the year, while Emerson Drive took home trophies for single of the year for Moments and group of the year. But they’ll hit the road together for a tour in 2013. Mates said a collaboration just made sense because they’ve been friends for 16 years. “Every time we see the Doc guys, it’s a good friendship that’s been built over the years,” said Mates. “I think we have a lot in common with how our
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The band Emerson Drive. Emerson Drive leader singer Brad Mates says the band’s newest album “Roll” pushes the edge musically, but it’s also reflects more of the band’s personality. bands started out, the steps that we took to get to where we’re at today and I think there’s a lot of respect between all of us when it comes to that.” Mates said some of the other songs on Roll may be a little bit darker than in the past. But Emerson Drive didn’t want to play it safe and stick to what Mates said people think of as the “parameters” of country music. Roll is Emerson Drive, but with a little rock blended in. “That was the goal to either have people go ’Wow, this is really great and it’s different’ or people go ’I don’t know,’ ” said Mates.
“Either way you look at it, an artist has to go through that in their career where they make an album...trying to get 100 per cent of what represents the group. And a lot of times you either win big or it’s just one of those albums that becomes kind of a dark horse in your career, but still has a spot that you look back on that’s important. “I feel like this is a record that had to be made and either way — if it wins or if it is just one of those that kind of stays back in the shadows — I think that again, it had to be done that way.”
All-star cast honours comedian Eddie Murphy song and dance man,” he said, adding that he only makes rare appearances these days. “That’s what you do when you’re retired: You come out every now and then and talk about the old days.” The 51-year-old entertainer took the stage at the conclusion of the tribute to say he was moved by the honour. “This is really a touching moving thing, and I really appreciate it,” he said. “You know what it’s like when you have something like this? You know when they sing happy birthday to you? It’s like that for, like, two hours... and I am Eddied out.”
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Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder’s song “Higher Ground” onstage during “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” a celebration of Murphy’s career on Saturday, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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LOS ANGELES — However riotous the Eddie Murphy stories from Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler and Russell Brand, the highlight of Spike TV’s tribute to Murphy was the comedian’s duet with Stevie Wonder. Murphy joined the subject of one of his most classic impressions for a rousing rendition of Wonder’s 1973 hit Higher Ground during the taping of the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, which is set to air Nov. 14. The Roots served as the house band. Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and Keenan Ivory Wayans were also among those paying tribute to Murphy Saturday at the Saban Theater. Accompanied by a pretty blonde, Murphy beamed throughout the two-hour program, saying he was touched by the tribute. “I am a very, very bitter man,” he said with a beguiling smile. “I don’t get touched easily, and I am really touched.” Morgan called Murphy “my comic hero” and came onstage wearing a replica of Murphy’s red leather suit from his standup show Delirious. “He set the tone for the whole industry a long time ago,” Morgan said before taking the stage. “He inspired me in a fearless way.” Sandler was still in high school when he first saw Delirious, which he described as “one of the most legendary standup specials of all time.” “Everybody on the planet wanted to be Eddie,” he said. “He funnier than us. He’s cooler than any of us.” Samuel L. Jackson said Murphy “changed the course of American film history” by giving Jackson his first
speaking role on the big screen, in 1988’s Coming to America. “If it weren’t for Eddie, we might not have all the wonderful films that I’ve made,” Jackson quipped. “He is a true movie star,” Jackson continued, lauding Murphy’s performance in 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop. “You became an inspiration for all young African-American actors.” The program featured clips of Murphy’s standup shows, his film appearances in Shrek and Nutty Professor and his work on Saturday Night Live. Murphy insisted before the tribute that he is retired from performing. “I’m just a retired old
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This Aug. 4, 2010 file photo shows presidential pet Bo climbing the stairs of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. for a flight to Chicago with President Barack Obama. Dallas author Jennifer Boswell Pickens interviewed everyone from first family members to White House staffers to give readers a glimpse at what life is like at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for pets and what those pets have meant to their famous owners.
New book tells tale of pets who have called the White House home BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — President George H. W. Bush had a problem so important he sent a memo to White House staff asking them to take a pledge. His dog, Ranger, was packing on the pounds. “WE AGREE NOT TO FEED RANGER. WE WILL NOT GIVE HIM BISCUITS. WE WILL NOT GIVE HIM FOOD OF ANY KIND,” the pledge read. Bush ends his memo saying, “I will, of course, report on Ranger’s fight against obesity. Right now he looks like a blimp, a nice friendly appealing blimp, but a blimp.” That memo, along with countless anecdotes and more than 200 pictures are featured in Dallas author Jennifer Boswell Pickens’ new book, “Pets at the White House,” which gives readers a glimpse of what life is like at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for pets, and what those pets have meant to their famous owners. “I think they all would agree 100 per cent that they got a lot of comfort from their pets,” Pickens said. The coffee-table book devotes a chapter to each administration’s pets from Kennedy to Obama. And an introduction gives an overview of the animals that were part of first families prior to 1961, which Pickens notes includes the array of pets cared for by Calvin Coolidge and his family, including Rebecca the raccoon, who walked on a leash. “They became such known pet lovers that if you no longer wanted your pet you could just ship it to the White House and they were known to keep it,” Pickens said. Photographs include first daughter Caroline Kennedy perched on her pony Macaroni on the White House’s South Lawn to the elder Bush walking across the same lawn with brown-and-white-springer spaniel Millie as her puppies trail behind them.
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She also gives readers an array of anecdotes about first pets. She writes that Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Scottish terrier Fala travelled with him, attended galas with world leaders and even contributed to the war effort by giving up toys for a scrap rubber collection campaign. When the Kennedys were given a dog by Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev, the dog named Pushinka — Russian for “fluffy” — underwent tests at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to rule out everything from listening devices to bombs. One of Millie’s puppies, Spot, was a resident of the White House twice. After being born there, she went to live in Texas with George W. Bush and Laura Bush before returning when he was elected to the White House. Former first lady Barbara Bush writes in the foreword, “Not only are these animals important to each first family, but, as George points out, when you have the toughest job in the world, there is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog.” Or a cat. Amy Carter, who was 9 when her father became president, says in the book, “Misty, my cat, was one of my best friends and she really turned the White House into a home.” Not long before her death last year, Betty Ford commented for the book that the family’s golden retriever Liberty was her husband’s “favourite advisor.” Inspiration for a book focused on pets came as Pickens was putting together her first book, “Christmas in the White House,” which came out in 2009. Pickens, who worked as a staffer in the Texas finance office when George W. Bush was running for re-election and has worked as a consultant on various campaigns, turned to presidential libraries, old newspapers, first families and White House staffers as she put the book together.
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CLINE Donald 1930 - 2012 Mr. Donald Cline, long-time resident of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his two sons; Brett and Scott Cline, along with their families, numerous extended family and great friends. In honor of Donald, a celebration of his life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #35, 2810 Bremner Avenue, Red D e e r, A l b e r t a o n F r i d a y, November 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Red Deer. 403.340.4040
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TIM LLOYD. WETT certified. Inspections, installs, chimney sweeps & service 403-340-0513
F & J Renovations. We do it all. Good rates and references available so call John at 403-307-3001 firstname.lastname@example.org
* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm 348-5650 CHINESE MASSAGE new owner, free parking, 4606 48 Ave. Open 7 a.m.9 p.m. 7 days a wk. Phone 403-986-1691 Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445 HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161
Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave.(rear entrance if necessary) www.viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels 403-986-6686
5* JUNK REMOVAL
Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 email@example.com FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346
Moving & Storage
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315
LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801. PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. 403-307-4798
ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small reno’s or jobs, such as, new bathroom sink, toilets or trimming small trees. Call James 403- 341-0617 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. helpinghandshomesupport.com
SECOND 2 NONE Snow removal services Free est. 403-302-7778
D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Nov. 5, 2012
SIDER /helper, wanted for small construction company. % pd. on experiecne. Call Dean @ 302-9210. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
Experienced Glazers Driver Licence is a must. 403-347-9320 WE ARE SEEKING THE SERVICES OF AN ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN to work for the ADGA Group at the Correctional Services Canada facilities in the Bowden area. Responsibilities include performing maintenance of electronic security/safety systems. To apply, please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS 1 driver needed. Do you want to be home every night with weekends off? This could be for you. Cranes ticket an asset but will train qualified driver. Please Email resume to: logan.tannahill @convoy-supply.com or Fax: 403-358-3456
Aggressive Energy Inc. is looking for class 1 tank truck drivers. We specialize in the transportation of Class 8 Corrosive liquids in the Fort St. John, Fort Nelson area. We offer top wages, benefits and monthly guarantees. Flexible work schedule. Please fax resume & driver abstract to 250-787-0030.
Competitive Wages Annual Work boot Truckers/ reimbursement • RRSP Plan Drivers • Benefits Package • Sick Days BUSY CENTRAL AB • Monthly Bonus company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. If you are looking for a Assigned truck, exc. wages rewarding career with a and benefits pkg. Paid successful and growing extras. Family orientated. organization, then forward Resume and abstract fax DRIVERS wanted for tankyour resume to: to 403-784-2330 or call er work in central and 1-877-787-2501 southern Alberta. Oilfield Future Ag Inc. Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm exp. an asset. Top wages Attn: Human Resources CENTRAL AB based rig + benefits for long term Box 489 m o v e r s / h e a v y h a u l e r s employees. Nearly new Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 seeking picker operators, trucks with sleepers, Fax 403-342-0396 or email bed truck drivers and microwave, fridges and to email@example.com winch tractor drivers. many more features. Top wages and benefits, Scheduled time off and Reply to : regular shifts on. Call rigmovers2012 403-588-6285 588-0590. @gmail.com 403-227-2569
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 challenging and rewarding career in the automotive service industry on classic and modern vehicles? Fax resume to Classic Dream Machines Automotive at 403-341-4946 MICRON INDUSTRIES is a licensed inspection facility specializing in cryogenic tank repairs and is currently seeking a HD Mechanic, min 2nd yr apprentice. Trailer experience preferred. Weekdays 7:00-4:30. No eves or wknd work. Exc. working conditions. Benefits after 3 months. Fax resume to 403-346-2072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
TRUCK DRIVER w/ Class 3 & air endorsements. Send resume to: email@example.com
to be stationed out of our Red Deer ofﬁce. We are seeking dynamic and motivated individuals for the following position: • Drivers License (Class 1 or 3) with Air Brake (Q) Endorsement • Some lifting involved • Mechanically inclined • Must be willing and able to work a 15/6 rotation • Some travel and over night will be required
PACER Corporation Group of Companies (Pacer) is one of Alberta’s elite industrial construction companies with a number of fully integrated construction divisions. Pacer offers competitive compensation, rewards, and benefits and an atmosphere where employees are provided with ample opportunities for growth and development. Pacer is currently recruiting: * Soilmec Foundation Drill Operators * 1100 Watson Foundation Drill Operators * Junttan Equipment Operators * Crane Operators (with experience in piling operations) Interested candidates should apply online at www.pacercorp.com/ careers. Drill Operators applications only: attention to Bernie Leroux (780) 215-8100. We sincerely thank all who apply however only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Seeking experienced Stone Masons to start immediately. Must have valid drivers license and own transportation. Contact 403-343-7174.
Performance guaranteed. We will be interviewing to put individuals to work immed. in our expanding Red Deer office. Training is provided, no exp. necessary. Positions are now open. Call 403-340-8599
Please apply online at: www.pure-energy.ca or Fax: 403.309.3727 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
DEERPARK Duncan Cres./ Dennison Cres. area $129/MO. ALSO Dunning Crsc. Depalme St. $50/mo.
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You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in
JOHNSTONE PARK Jacobs Close James, Johns St. & Jewell St.
MOUNTVIEW 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/yr 1-1/2 hrs. per day
NORMANDEAU Nichols Crsc. & Nyberg Ave. *********** PINES
Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in
********** PINES PAGE AVE. & PHELAN CLOSE
Adult & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in
Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler Earn $440 or $500/mo. for 1 hr. or less 6 days a week Must have a reliable vehicle Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
880 DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH
• Competitive industry wages • Fully equipped modern facility
Fax resume to Human Resources: 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH
Red Deer Mini Job Fair Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor First Red Deer Place 4911 – 51 Street
• • • •
Come for refreshments, bring your updated resume, and speak with employers
End Dump Drivers Truck and Wagon Drivers Super B Drivers Lowbed Drivers
ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area $321 monthly Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info BURNCO Rock Products Ltd has a full-time opening for the position of Quarry Foreman, in our Calgary area. This position reports directly to Division Manager, Landscape. The major responsibilities of this position include: - Managing and training Employees - Supervising the operation and maintenance of production plants and Quarry operations - Ensuring a safe working environment - Hiring and supervising all required staff - Ensuring quality of all products - Monitoring all costs associated with the plant operation - Responsible for shipping products for re-sale Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications: - Knowledge of blasting, crushing and screening hard rock products - Sales experience - Mechanically inclined - Good written, verbal and computer skills - Experience operating Loaders or Excavators - Valid Class 1 Driver’s License - Travel will be required Interested candidates are requested to submit a resume by November 9, 2012 to: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd Fax: (403) 440-3454 Attention: Human Resources OR E-mail: email@example.com We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Red Deer Company is seeking motivated hard working individuals. No exp. necessary. Must be able to start work immed. Company expansion has created openings in all dept. Exc. opportunity for career minded individuals. Complete training provided, along with unique bonuses incentives & vacations.
DYNAMIC SOLUTIONS INC is looking for an Operations Manager in their Red Deer Office. For more info, visit our website at www.dsinc.ca. Please fax resumes to 403-775-4239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: call 403-340-5353
Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Class 1 & 3 drivers to join our busy team:
For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in
DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Good communication, skills both verbal and written. Must have effective time management skills and able to multi task in a fast paced environment. Experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295
for a job?
Wednesday, November 7 9:00 am – Noon
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED
CALL NOW 403-340-8788
We are looking for a full-time permanent tire technician & lube technician for our Rocky Mountain House location.
Oil & Gas
HEAVY DUTY TIRE TECHNICIAN LUBE TECHNICIAN
Deer Park Dempsey St. area $402/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area $530/mo.
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE
Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
********** PINES LODGE & PALLO CLOSE ********** PAGE AVE. & PHELAN CLOSE
*********** JOHNSTONE CROSSING Jack & Jenner Crsc.
PAYNE & PARSONS CLOSE
Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
ALSO Dunham Close & Dandell Close area $130/mo.
Participating Employers: r Parkland Fuel Corporation r Big Bore Directional r Precision Well Drilling Ltd. Servicing r CARE Industries Ltd. r Almita Piling Inc.
Top wages paid based on experience Assigned units Scheduled days off Valid safety tickets an asset
Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: email@example.com
r Coil Works Inc.
r Predator Drilling
r Crimtech Services Inc.
r Quinn Contracting Ltd.
r CWC Well Services Corp.
r Sterling Crane
r Dalmac Oilfield Services Inc.
GREENHOUSE WORKER wanted at Meadowbrook Greenhouses, Penhold 14 F/T seasonal positions. Training provided. Start Feb. 2013. $9.75/ hr, 44 hrs./ 5 days per week, 3 month period. Fax resume 403-886-2252
r Studon Electric & Controls Inc.
r Tundra Environmental & r Essential Coil & Geotechnical Drilling Stimulation Services r Pacer Corporation
F/T Cashier/Postal Clerk. Apply in person w/resume: Highland Green Value Drug Mart.
TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 ASSOCIATIONS
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Welding, Metal and Fabrication knowledge an asset
is expanding its facility to double production.
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Knowledge of Oil and gas Industry an asset.
Competitive wages & Full Benefits Contact for more details. Eileena Haynes 306-634-8388 EmailEileena.Haynes@ Doallind.com Fax- 306-634-8389
JOHNSTONE PARK Jacobs Close James, Johns St. & Jewell St. Jennings Crsc & Joa Ave.
For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in
www.homesreddeer.com Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483
Minimum 2 years Manager Experience
Adult Education & Training
HIGHLAND GR. Hammond & Halman Crsc.
Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
www.fantahomes.com 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 www.masonmartinhomes.com Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 www.truelinehomes.com True Line Homes 403-341-5933 www.jaradcharles.com BUILDER M.L.S
Shop ManagerImmediate Full time
ADULT & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in
for delivery of morning paper 6:30 a.m. 6 days a wk For GLENDALE & NORMANDEAU
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
*Successful applicants must pass a preemployment test*
Morning, Afternoon And Evening P/T Classes
ADULT CARRIER NEEDED
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
*Competitive Compensation and Full Beneﬁts*
Weekdays 7:00-4:30. No eves or wknd work. Exc. working conditions. Benefits after 3 months.
NEED EXPERIENCED ROOFERS / ROOFING CREWS for Central AB work. Call Miles 403-896-9045
MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $215.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car .
3rd Year or Journeyman Welders, Tig Welders, B Pressure Welders
Fax resume to 403-346-2072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEDALE Robinson Cres./ Reinholt Ave. area $173/MO
Fiber Optic Division
FOR SALE , small bouADULT tique in downtown Red UPGRADING Deer, featuring Swarovski Alberta Government jewellry and fashion accesFunded Programs sories, 403-392-8163. Student Funding Available! CELEBRATIONS • GED Preparation HAPPEN EVERY DAY • Community Support IN CLASSIFIEDS Worker Program
LANCASTER 1/2 of Lampard Crsc $65/mo.
We are looking for key personnel for our:
is a licensed inspection facility specializing in cryogenic tank repairs and stainless braided hose assembly.
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 email@example.com
REAL ESTATE RENTALS www.homefinders.ca Phone 403-340-3333
SHOPPING www.fhtmca.com/derekwiens Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854
VACATIONS www.radkeoutfitting.com 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. eaglebuilders.ca. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523
Local company looking for experienced residential and commercial service technician with current Alberta gas/plumbing ticket. Benefit package after 3 months, wages based on experience. Email: email@example.com or fax to (403) 342-2025
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED
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@ nexsourcepower.com or fax 403-887-4945 Start your career! See Help Wanted
FUTURE AG, a progressive Case IH Equipment Dealer in Stettler is now accepting applications for a Parts Manager or Lead Counter Parts person. Live the life style of Central Alberta and be home at night. Work for one of the few family owned dealerships where we care about our employees and customers. Successful candidate will be a team player with strong social skills. Counter and Management experience an asset. Computer literacy and knowledge of DIS Parts program a definite asset but not mandatory.
RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 D3
CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA Ainsworth Crsc. Asmundsen Ave. Archibald Crsc. Arnold Close/ Amlee Close BOWER AREA Barrett Dr. Bettenson St. Best Crsc./ Berry Ave. NGLEWOOD
IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #66962 on resume
Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Langford Cres. Law Close/ Lewis Close
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.
Please contact QUITCY
Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
Also for the afternoon & morning delivery in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook 1 day per wk. No collecting!! Please contact QUITCY
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
MILLER Wolf Pack 175 $1100; gas driven air comp r e s s o r 3 8 c f m 11 h p Honda engine w/electric start $1000, 403-304-5035
BROWN EGGS AND LAMB now has free range pork : gourmet hams and sausage. Phone 403-782-4095
Misc. for Sale
MICKEY Mouse picture frame silver plated on steel, 4 1/2”w x 3” tall, new in box $10; house plants $20 403-314-9603 WOOD burnt picture of moose, one of a kind $60; Wrangler jacket size med., $40; Cabella bib stye pants sz. large orange, $20; drift wood very decorative, $45. 403-314-2026
CREDENZA, 54x19x28, Good cond. $40. 403-346-2920
Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, 2 BEAUTIFUL golden kitPoplar. Can deliver ten sisters need loving 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 h o m e . To g i v e a w a y Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner 403-782-3130 BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
Health & Beauty
AUSTRALIAN pups, 6 mos. 2 miniature. 1 toy, shots and dewormed. $250 plus, 780-372-2387 LABRA DOODLE PUPS F 1 $700; F1 B $900 2 YR health Guaranteed. awesome bloodlines, ready now until Christmas Hold with deposit. Ph. 403-919-1370 306-792-2113 www.furfettishfarm.ca
P/T OR F/T *NEW!* Asian Relaxation ADMINISTRATION Massage Downtown RD MANAGER req’d. 587-377-1298 Open Mon.Experience with property Fri. daily 11am - 6 pm. management an asset. Applicant will have strong Household computer, graphics, organizational, and Appliances accounting skills. Must be familiar with all social APARTMENT SIZED media and have website KITCHEN TABLE WITH design and maintenance 2 LEAFS & 2 CHAIRS. One on one Training skills. Wages negotiable. $75 obo. 403-347-0104 Complete obedience course Respond by Nov. 13, 2012 to Box 21003 Red Deer, APPLS. reconditioned lrg. Harness pull training for sport Skijoring/scooter course AB T4R 2M1 selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. Eric Touche 403-505-1392 warr. Riverside Appliances email@example.com 403-342-1042 SILVER Lab pups P.B. Parents CKC reg. vet checked, Household 1st shots. 3 F, 3 M. $600 Furnishings 403-843-6564, 785-5772
STERLING CLEANERS: Requires a PRESSER with experience or will train. Apply within 4810 - 52nd St.,Red Deer
THE TASTY BAKERY PACKAGING & COUNTER SALES Career P/T OPPORTUNITY No early mornings, No late nights No Sundays, Apply in person at: Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive (directly behind Nutters)
SHOP HELP NEEDED FOR STARTER & ALTERNATOR RE-BUILD SHOP Fax resume to: 403-341-6832
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BED ALL NEW,
LOVESEAT RECLINER & ROCKER, 3-in-one. 1yr. old Dark brown. Paid $750, asking $500. 403-343-0032
WALL Unit w/9 shelves, self supporting, $60; Wall unit w/4 shelves, self supporting, $60; Dresser w/mirror & 3 drawers, $60. 403-314-2026
for all Albertans
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
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Stereos TV's, VCRs
53” SONY, Rear projection incl. 4 speakers & tuner, $200, 403-346-8065
Misc. for Sale
2 BEAUTIFUL BLACKFOOT and Cree Indian war shields, 18” diameter $45/ea. 403-347-7405
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
DIEFENBACHIA plant $5; asparagus plant $5; umbrella plant 3-1/2’ $14; CLASSIFICATIONS SMALL baby doll w/lots of or best offer on plants, FOR RENT • 3000-3200 clothes $15 403-314-9603 Companys Coming 7 bks $3 each, Chicken Soup for WANTED • 3250-3390 the soul 5 at 3 each, Equipmenttupperware container $4; Heavy boat shape fruit bowl, $28; Houses/ gravy boat $3.65; 4 cup Duplexes TRAILERS for sale or rent coffee pot $4; old divided Job site, office, well site or vegetable and dip dish ROSS ST. 4 bdrm. house storage. Skidded or $6.50; hand turned juicer 2 baths, 4 appls, yard, no wheeled. Call 347-7721. $8; call 403-346-2231 pets, n/s, $1300 318-0136
1/2 DUPLEX 4 bdrms, 2 up 2 down, family room, 5 appls, fenced yard, outside concrete patio, shed, n/s, no pets avail. Nov. 15, rent $1350,+ utils, DD $1000 403-347-6889
Rooms For Rent
ROOM in Westpark, n/s, no pets. Furnished. TV & utils incl. 403-304-6436
4 BDRM. 2300 sq. ft. MCO PLAZA - large open executive home in Clearview. space, 2 interconnected PET FRIENDLY offices, finishing is carpet 5 appls. fenced yard. $2300 & drywall. Easily adjusted + utils. Linda, 403-356-1170 able space for additional office, training or meeting MICHENER, 4 bdrm., facilities $900 + power single garage, . 2 baths, family room, 5 appls. yard, PM45-203 - Sim Mgmt & Realty - 403-358-9003 no pets, n/s, $1350, 318-0136 SECOND floor office SYLVAN, 2 units Dec. 1, 2 across from courthouse bdrm. + hide-a-bed, incl., and city hall, great locacable, dishes, bedding, all tion, like new & lots of windows - $420/month, PM utils. $1200 -$1500/mo, 482-3 - Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-880-0210 403-358-9003
1 BDRM. condo at Whispering Pines, beautiful view of Pine Lake, $800 RENTED
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon 403-550-8777
SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca
Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1195 or $1220 along the river. SD $1000. avail. Nov. 1 & 15 403-304-7576 347-7545
1997 NEON, 5 spd., 2 dr. clean, red, 403-352-6995
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Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Nov. 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545
2008 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew XLT 143,600 km $17,900 obo. Very Good Cond. 403-358-9646
Houses For Sale
FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com NEW HOMES! 403.342.4544 MasonMartinHomes.com
2003 FORD 150 Lariat, 4x4 tow pkg., new tires, $5900 1992 18ft. Travel Trailer, dual wheels, both exc.cond. $5000. Both for $9900. 403-843-6858
Newly Reno’d Mobile Manufactured FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Sharon 403-550-8777
4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes
MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Sharon 403-550-8777
2003 F150 Sport trac 4x4 NICELY Maintained MFG. Crewcab, fully loaded, leather h o m e g o t o P r o p e r t y seats, sun roof & box cover. 3 BDRM. 4 appls, no pets, guys.com ID#102192 for Good shape, mech. inspected $900/mo. 403-343-6609 $6600. 403-348-9746 details. 403-347-0153 4 PLEX, 3 bdrm, 5 appls, 2 b a t h s , r e n t $ 9 9 5 Businesses Utility 403-346-4596 ACROSS from park, 3 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $975/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. Dec. 1, 403-304-5337
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Goods Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. BENELLI MR1semi auto rifle. 302-0582 Free Delivery 223 Non-restricted. New BED: #1 King. extra thick this year, scope and more orthopedic pillowtop, brand optional, Must have PAL! new, never used. 15 yr. $1600 obo warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice Jon 403-506-7577 @ $545. 403-302-0582.
QUEENSIZE bdrm suite, beige, 6 pieces, 403-346-8065
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Russian nationalists march in Moscow THOUSANDS PROTEST PUTIN GOVERNMENT DURING UNITY DAY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW — Thousands of nationalists marched through Moscow on Sunday chanting slogans such as “Russia for the Russians” to protest President Vladimir Putin’s government, which they accuse of lavishing privileges on migrants and minorities while ignoring ethnic Russians. The anti-Kremlin tone of the nationalists, who once backed Putin, comes as the movement’s leaders try to broaden their base in the wake of last winter’s historic opposition protests against the Russian leader. Some nationalists are even denouncing violence and racism, moves many mainstream opposition activists view with suspicion. Sunday’s march took place on Unity Day, a national holiday established in 2005 to replace commemorations of the Bolshevik Revolution. It has become associated with the nationalist “Russian March,” which has taken a stridently anti-Kremlin tone. More than 40 Russian Marches were held throughout the country during the day. Putin marked Unity Day by laying flowers at a monument in Red Square commemorating the expulsion of PolishLithuanian occupiers from the Kremlin 400 years ago in 1612. It was his first public appearance since speculation about his health rose sharply last week. Putin walked slowly but without assistance, and his condition was unclear. His spokesman has said he has pulled a muscle but has denied it occurred during a widely publicized September flight in a motorized hangglider. The protesters were strident in their criticism of the Russian leader. Putin is “scared of us. He feels his time
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Ultra nationalist demonstrators and activists march carrying the Russian Empire’s black-yellowwhite flags to mark National Unity Day, on the outskirts of Moscow, Sunday. Chanting “Russia for Russians” and “Migrants today, occupiers tomorrow,” about 6,000 people, mostly young men, marched through a working-class neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital, while police stood shoulder to shoulder along the street, which was blocked to traffic. is coming to an end, because the future belongs to us,” Alexander Belov, leader of the nationalist group Russkie, told the marchers in Moscow. The Levada Center, an independent Russian survey agency, says its studies indicate that nearly half of Russians resent government subsidies to the restive, mostly Muslim Caucasus republics and dislike migrants from both the Caucasus and the former Soviet Central Asian states.
Such sentiments often overlap with the opposition movement that dramatically rose up last December after parliamentary elections tainted by fraud claims. Prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny has called on the Kremlin to “stop feeding the Caucasus,” particularly Chechnya, and was one of the Russian March’s organizers until this year. Nationalist leaders believe many ordinary Russians
share their concerns but that they are put off by their movement’s more radical members. As a result, some nationalist leaders have denounced racism and violence and some are even trying to set up a more mainstream political party. “You hear it all the time: ’I’ve really had it with the darkies, but I’m still not a nationalist,”’ nationalist leader Konstantin Krylov told The Associated Press last week. “And then people go up to me after I
speak at protests and say, ‘Listen, you’re a nationalist, but you’re telling it like it is.”’ Although they make up a small part of the broad antiPutin protest movement, nationalists are among its most visible members, thanks in part to their experience organizing Russian Marches. Nationalists have spoken at rallies alongside major opposition figures and ran for the opposition movement’s elected governing council last month. But mainstream opposition leaders are wary of the nationalists’ violent racist elements, and few share their enthusiasm for a unified protest movement. Some organized a largely successful campaign to ensure that moderate nationalists were elected to the governing council instead of radicals. And several liberals called for one nationalist to be expelled from the governing council after he wrote on Facebook that Sunday’s march would be “as happy as the Holocau... as Halloween!” “There was no reason to legitimize them,” prominent opposition figure Vladimir Ryzhkov said. “It’s like the Nazis in the 1920s — they were marginal until they got support from politicians and businessmen, and it brought the whole of Europe to ruin.” Nationalists staunchly supported Putin for much of his first two presidential terms in 2000-2008, and Putin frequently incorporated nationalist rhetoric in his speeches. After serving a term as prime minister, Putin is now in his third stint as president. By the end of Putin’s second presidential term, racist violence had skyrocketed. More than 100 immigrants were murdered yearly from 2007 to 2009, according to the Sova Center, which monitors hate crimes in Russia.
Gulf opposition squeeze rings alarm in West BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Gulf has been the slow burn of the Arab uprisings. The fraternity of rulers in the oil-rich region has remained intact with tactics ranging from withering force in Bahrain to arrests of perceived dissenters in the United Arab Emirates. And it’s been done without too much serious blowback from their Western allies, which count on the region’s reliability as an energy supplier and military partner against Iran. But that now could be put to the test as Gulf states attempt to muzzle voice of opposition by adopting sweeping measures, such as protest bans and clampdowns on social media. “The Western governments have taken essentially ‘do what it takes’ policies with the Gulf regimes,” said Christopher Davidson, an expert on Gulf affairs at Britain’s Durham University. “That requires a certain level of silence and a practice of looking the other way from the West.” Last week, however, State Department spokesman Mark Toner issued unusually blunt criticism of a decision by Bahrain — a strategically located island country that is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet — to temporarily outlaw all anti-government protests amid rising violence in the nearly 21-month-old uprising against the Western-backed monarchy. Early Sunday, protesters rained homemade firebombs on at least three police stations in yet another sign of the deepening tensions. Kuwait also could bring further questions from the West over its widening clampdowns on an Islamist-led opposition ahead of Dec. 1 parliamentary elections, including bans on public gatherings of
more than 20 people. Protesters, however, have defied the order and on Sunday thousands staged a march in a Kuwait City suburb as security forces countered with tear gas and stun grenades. The UAE, meanwhile, has angrily challenged a European Parliament resolution last week that denounced “assaults, repression and intimidation” against rights activists and suspected members of an Islamist group that officials consider a threat to the state. More than 60 people have been detained in the past year in one of the quietest ongoing crackdowns of the Arab Spring, rights groups say. And Saudi Arabia said last month it was “insulted” by a British parliament inquiry into possible Saudi human rights violations and its military assistance to Bahrain’s embattled monarchy. Saudi forces also have waged an ongoing battle against groups from the kingdom’s Shiite majority that claim they face systematic discrimination. Across the region, bloggers and social media activists also are facing increasing pressures for violating laws against direct criticism of the sheiks and monarchs that control the Gulf. Last week, a Bahraini man was sentenced to six months in prison after being charged with insulting the king. “The Gulf is a delicate dance for the West,” said Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Washington-based Institute of Gulf Affairs. “The Gulf leaders know they are insulated. There could be rising complaints from Washington or London about various hardline measures, but no one realistically thinks the West will do anything more than complain.” That’s because the likely price would be too high for anything else. The Gulf states host perhaps the highest concen-
tration of Western military might outside NATO, including about 15,000 U.S. ground forces in Kuwait and air bases dotting the desert down to Oman. The arrangement works for both sides because of a shared concern: Iran. The West gets firepower right at Iran’s doorstep and the Gulf leaders have resident protectors. The West also cannot ignore the rising political ambitions of the Gulf as the wider Middle East is reshaped by the Arab Spring. Qatar, a leading backer of Libyan rebels last year and now a key supporter of the Syrian rebellion, is hosting a critical meeting this week of Syrian opposition officials. The U.S. hopes to use the gathering to overhaul the anti-Damascus forces into a new leadership with fewer Syrian exiles and more rebels commanders. At the same time, Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear program will be high on the agenda for Gulf stops this week by British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande. Those visits will also be opportunities for Gulf leaders to restate their views on the internal threats. They fall in two directions: Suspected Iranian plots and fears about Islamists emboldened by Arab Spring victories in Egypt and elsewhere. Authorities in Bahrain — facing nonstop clashes and unrest since February 2011 — have increasingly blamed Shiite power Iran or its proxies for encouraging the protests by the island nation’s Shiite majority. No clear evidence has emerged to back up the claims — and Iran denies any direct role — but it has become a central narrative of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council anchored by regional Sunni power Saudi Arabia.
Saudis report third case of new virus Saudi Arabia has reported another human infection with the new coronavirus that emerged earlier this year. The case is the third confirmed infection caused by the newly identified virus, which is from the same family as SARS. The report of the new case comes at a sensitive time. The Hajj, the annual pilgrimage made by Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, concluded last week. The Hajj brings over two million Muslims from around the world to Saudi Arabia. Those pilgrims will now be making their way back to their home countries. The Saudi Ministry of the Hajj website says the final day for Hajj pilgrims to depart Saudi Arabia is Nov. 29. Dr. Ziad Memish, the Saudi deputy minister of health, reported the new case Sunday via ProMED, an Internetbased infectious diseases monitoring system closely watched by public health officials
around the world. Memish said the man, who lives in the capital city, Riyadh, had no links to the two earlier cases of infection with the new virus. The first known case was a Saudi man who died in June, the second a Qatari man who is in hospital in Britain. He became ill in early September. Memish did not reveal when the newest case was spotted, but it was clearly not in the last day or two. The man, who was admitted to hospital with pneumonia, had been in intensive care but has now recovered to the point where he has been moved to a different ward. As well, some work have already been done to see if any people who had contact with the man have been or are sick. If there were reports of illness among people with contact with the man, it would suggest the virus might be spreading person to person. But single cases are more suggestive of transmission from an animal source to humans.
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Flu shots resume Officials debate scrapping malaria drug as Health Canada subsidy for the poor says they are safe BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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rest, with 20 per cent and three per cent respectively. The decision to clear the Novartis vaccines for use means provinces like Saskatchewan that have had to cancel flu clinics will be able to resume their normal vaccination efforts. Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island received most of their vaccine this year from Novartis. Saskatchewan’s chief medical officer of health said it may take a little time to get flu shot delivery efforts back into gear. “Some of the larger clinics, of course, will need a day or two to ramp up,” said Dr. Saqib Shahab. “Because while the clinics were suspended, staff were busy doing other things and were allocated to do other routine public health work as well.” The statement announcing the lifting of the suspension said Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada will work with Novartis to monitor the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines. “Should a safety concern be identi-
LONDON — The future of a pricey malaria program meant to provide cheap drugs for poor patients may be in jeopardy after health officials clashed over its effectiveness in two new reports. In 2010, the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria was started by groups including United Nations agencies and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It was a pilot project to subsidize artemesinin combination drugs, the most effective treatment for malaria. The initiative cost more than $460 million, mostly funded by the Global Fund, UNITAID, and the Canadian and British governments. It was tested in eight countries: Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Most of the drugs bought were sold in the private sector, where there are few controls on who gets them. Last week, a report by Oxfam, an international charity, labeled the
program a failure and said there was no proof it had saved lives because officials didn’t track who received the drugs. “It’s time for this to be scrapped,” said Mohga Kamal-Yanni, the paper’s author. “If you subsidize drugs and make them cheap, then clearly the supply will increase. But we have no idea whether the drugs are getting to the right people.” According to the World Health Organization, “improving the rational use of (malaria drugs) was not a specific strategic objective” of the program. In a statement, the agency said there was limited information about how many children under five — those most susceptible to malaria — received the subsidized drugs. “No information has been made available on the use of these medicines by the poorest communities,” WHO said. But in another paper published Wednesday in the journal Lancet, experts insisted the program was “an effective mechanism” to lower the price of preferred malaria drugs and make them widely available.
TORONTO — Health Canada lifted its hold on Novartis flu vaccines, saying a review of the products reassured the department the vaccines are safe to use. Switzerland, which had also suspended use of the vaccines last week, followed suit. And it was reported that even Italy, which was the first in a chain of countries to halt use of the Novartis vaccines, is now reviewing its decision. In fact, a senior official of Health Canada admitted the regulatory body might never have put a hold on the products if it had had details last week about why its Italian counterpart had blocked delivery of Novartis vaccines in that country. Health Canada was finally able to get those details from Italy on Tuesday, and also used other sources of information to conduct a risk assessment on the products, sold in Canada under the brand names Fluad and Agriflu. It turned out that Italy had taken the action solely based on a report from Novartis that it had found one batch of vaccine made at its Siena, Italy plant that contained a higherthan-normal level of protein aggregates. The company pulled that batch from the distribution pipeline. Protein aggregates — which are just tiny pieces of the killed viruses used to make flu vaccine — were not seen in other lots of the vaccines made at Siena, Novartis says. “Once we confirmed that the information that the Italian regulator had made its decision on was the same as that which we got from Novartis and the same that the Swiss had got, then we felt comfortable with the decision,” Dr. Paul Gully, Health Canada’s senior medical adviser, said in an interview. “If we had reassured ourselves very quickly that we were all working from the same information, then yes, it is likely that we would never have been in this situation.” Normally the viral proteins in flu vaccine are in a suspension and are not visible to the naked eye. But from time to time they fall out of suspension and can be seen. It is not uncommon, nor is it a sign that there is something wrong with the vaccine, Dr. Vas Narasimhan, the global head of vaccines development for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, told The Canadian Press in an interview Tuesday. “There are no contaminants in the vaccine,” Narasimhan insisted. “These aggregates are formed by proteins that are expected to be in the vaccine, predominantly hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, which are the two antigens that we’re using to stimulate the immune response.” Hemagglutinin and neuraminidase are the proteins on the outer shell of a flu virus. They are in™ cluded in flu vaccines so the immune system can * generate antibodies that recognize the proteins. If a person develops a good immune response from the vaccine, those antibodies should stave off inCall 310-MYTV (6988) for details or visit telus.com/tvforgood. fection if he or she comes in contact with influenza. The Italian drug regulator suspended delivery of Novartis vaccines in Italy last week after the company informed it of the problem with the one batch. Switzerland, Germany, France, Britain, Spain and other countries followed suit. And late Friday, Health Canada asked provinces and territories with Novartis product to hold off using it while a review could be conduct® ed. The Novartis vaccines make up a total of 20 per cent of Canada’s combined TELUS STORE OR AUTHORIZED DEALER flu vaccine purchase this Red Deer year. GlaxoSmithKline Bower Place Mall 5125 76A St. 7434 50th Ave. has the lion’s share of the Parkland Mall 5301 43rd St. 6838 50th Ave. national purchase, 57 per *Campaign runs from August 15 to February 15, 2013. TELUS will contribute a maximum of $110,000. Eligible on new TELUS TV activations in Red Deer. Minimum system requirements apply. TELUS, the TELUS logo, Optik TV, TELUS TV and the future is friendly are cent. Sanofi Pasteur and trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. © 2012 TELUS. AstraZeneca make up the
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