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Tories shake up party voting DUMP PREFERENTIAL BALLOT SYSTEM WHICH ALLOWED ED STELMACH BECOME PREMIER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A complicated voting system that provided political longshots with a chance to win leadership races has been dumped by Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party. Under the preferential ballot system that has been in place in Alberta since 1989, if a candidate failed to gain an outright majority to win on the first ballot the three top candidates would move to a second and final ballot. If a majority still wasn’t reached the secondchoice of those supporting the third-place finisher were redistributed accordingly. The system paved the way for Ed Stelmach to become Alberta’s premier in 2006 and also led to Stephane Dion’s election as the federal Liberal leader that same year. Delegates at the Alberta Progressive Conservative convention in Calgary on Saturday voted to turn back the clock. “In our next leadership the process will be that only two names will carry on to the second ballot,” said Kelley Charlebois, executive director of the PC Association of Alberta. Ironically it was former Premier Ralph Klein who was the first leader elected under the preferential ballot system in Alberta. But because the third place challenger in 1992, former cabinet minister Rick Orman, dropped off the ballot it was essentially a two person race. “Rick Orman decided to drop off and what we reference as the most successful is that we only had the two candidates,” said Charlebois. “So I think we’ve caught the process up to the reality that the members have been expecting for a long time.” Charlebois said there was vigorous debate on the matter but the decision was nearly unanimous on the ballot issue as well as a decision to allow candidates to continue to sell memberships in the two week period between votes.
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Red Deer Legion President Owen Lowe lays a wreath at the memorial in the Red Deer Arena as part of Rememberance Day Ceremonies on Sunday. Area residents packed into the arena to honour veterans, and Silver Cross Mother Anne Lindsey.
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As Red Deer gathered to honour veterans, one mother looked back on a family legacy of service. Ann Lindsay was the Silver Cross mother at this year’s ceremonies at the Red Deer Arena. She served during the Second World War, just like many members of your family. “It’s a terrific honour, a great honour to be asked,” said Lindsey. “I was quite surprised when they approached me, but it’s won-
derful.” Lindsey was escorted by Red Deer RCMP Superintendent Warren Dosko as the proceedings took place. Red Deer Arena was packed with people honouring Canada’s veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. “It’s a feeling you have for your country,” said Lindsey. “When there is trouble, you react to it. My father and my father in law were both in the First World War and my dad joined the
army again for the Second World War. He stayed in Canada and didn’t go overseas.” Lindsey didn’t serve overseas either during the Second World War, she was a dental assistant with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. She met her husband James Douglas Lindsey, an air force lieutenant, while she served.
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A ‘great show’ pleases organizers ATTENDEES SHOW DEDICATION DESPITE ADVERSE WEATHER BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Though next year may be the big 30th anniversary for AgriTrade, organizers said this year’s was a great show for the agricultural industry. Dianne Smirl, Agri-Trade assistance event manager, was pleased with how well the show had gone this year, as well as being encouraged by the dedication of some attendees despite adverse weather. “Considering the weather that has come down I am astounded by the support we’ve received,” said Smirl.
“Thursday was probably our busiest day and with the way the weather was I was shocked. Friday was pretty busy too.” Running from Nov. 7 to 10 at the Westerner Park in Red Deer, 432 exhibitors packed into the 500,000 square feet of show space for the event. Though Smirl concedes the total number of attendees may be down from last year, in part due to the volume of snow that fell during the event, based off of her conversations with vendors this year there have been more sales.
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Tim Wagner of AGCO Canada Corp. in Airdire puts the shine to the tires on a Canadian flag themed Massey Ferguson combine positioned at ice level in the Centrium at the Westerner. The 29th edition of Agri-Trader ended Saturday. In addition to hundreds of farm-related exhibits, the show offered a Collector Toy Show and Home Happenings section, as well as an education stage and other attractions.
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LEADERSHIP: Concern over length of time race may drag on Rookie Calgary MLA Linda Johnson said she is fine with the change and said it’s a lot easier for the general public to understand. “I always come back to when the party is proposing things, can I explain it to my son who’s in Grade 11? And, two names on the end and whoever is 50 per cent plus 1, wins the vote. So that’s easy to explain to students in classrooms and the general public,” Johnson said. Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, who challenged Redford for the party’s leadership last year, said both systems have advantages but he is more concerned about the length of time a leadership race can drag on. “If it’s long, it takes a year, it paralyzes caucus, it paralyzes cabinet, it can leave the government sitting and it leaves Albertans wondering so what are we going to do?,” he said. The internal debates during the convention, which was Alison Redford’s first as premier, were closed to the media. Redford, who sat through a question and answer period with the delegates, said she didn’t receive any flak about the way her government is funding capital projects including family care clinics, schools and roads. “No discussion at all and in fact we’ve been talking very much around infrastructure spending in our convention very much in the same way we’ve been talking about it in the legislature and here today,” said Redford. “I think there’s a very clear commitment from Albertans that they want us to make responsible decisions with respect to that so we’re very confident.” Finance Minister Doug Horner confirmed to reporters Saturday that the government was looking at borrowing money from the markets to fund the capital projects. “When you’re talking about long term assets almost all of the financial analysts that I’ve spoken to say most people don’t buy their house for cash. They make sure it is ammortized over time,” he said. Horner said Alberta still intends to balance the budget next year and will not be borrowing money to cover the province’s operating costs. “The debt that we repaid and celebrated was an operating debt that had been accumulated. It’s like paying for your groceries with your Visa - we are not going to do that.”
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SERVICE: Was, “The right thing to do.” After the war they married and were stationed throughout Europe and North America. They had three sons together, Doug retired in 1972 and they moved to Red Deer in 1986. Lindsey’s father was wounded during the First World War and was sent back to Canada in 1915, he enlisted in the Veteran’s Guard for the Second World War. “I was a sergeant, I was the lowest ranking of the family,” said Lindsey. “The others were commissioned officers.” Lindsey’s son John followed the family tradition and enrolled in an engineering program at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont. John graduated in 1970 and served his entire career in peace time, retiring as a Colonel in 2003. “I was pleased that he wanted to enlist,” said Lindsey. “His father did not coax him to go, he stressed how difficult it would be, rather than really encouraging him. “I know he was glad he went.” Lindsey was one of more than 40 veterans who were on hand for the event. Like so many others of her generation the impetus to enlist was, “It was the thing to do, everybody was signing up,” said Lindsey. “I had that feeling about serving your country. I knew it was going to be a short thing for me, women were not in the army at that point.” email@example.com
AGRI-TRADE: Several highlights during the show “The qualified buyers are getting here,” said Smirl. “Which is great news.” Smirl said there were several highlights over the course of the weekend including the Ag Innovations Program, which showcases new agricultural innovations; appearances by Brock Lesnar and Kevin Martin and his curling team and Dow AgriSciences gave away a combine. “This is the start of the farm show circuit,” said Smirl. “This is a sweet spot week. From our exhibitors we’re hearing we’re the best buying show in Canada for agriculture. “That speaks to the kind of people coming to the show.” Attendees came from all over Canada including Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as Alberta. There was also an international flavour to the show as there was an entire international pavilion with up to 20 exhibitors from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Smirl said the Canadian manufacturers they highlight at the show will launch their product line for the coming year, meaning international attendees want to come and see what is available. Danielle Klooster, Central Alberta: Access Prosperity business retention, expansion and investment officer, said the reason they sponsored Agri-Trade and the international aspects of the show was agriculture is one of their target sectors for international investment. “With the Agri-Trade show having taken on a more international flavour,” said Klooster. “It makes total sense for us to be here and be working with those international companies to see how they can start actually doing business in Central Alberta and make business to business connections.” To aid in the establishment of those business to business connections Klooster’s organization sponsored the international business lounge, where they were working, even well in advance of the show, to arrange meetings and facilitating introductions between companies from around the world. Klooster said this process has led to the creation of some good business connections. To build on these connections, Klooster said the next step is to follow up after the introductions. “If you don’t do the follow up after you make the initial connections and help foster those relationships then people get busy and life goes on and those things don’t happen,” said Klooster. “Now that we’ve facilitated some of those great introductions or had people come to us and ask to make connections for them. :The work we do here is just the first step in the process.” Aside from better weather, Smirl said the hopes for next year include expanding the international aspect of the show and reaching the younger generation of agricultural producers. Next year’s show is a particularly important one as it is the 30th anniversary of Agri-Trade. “The fact we’re celebrating 30 is huge,” said Smirl. “There’ll be a huge celebration of Agri-Trade.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Man airlifted to hospital after vehicle collides with train One man was airlifted to hospital after the vehicle he was in collided with a train. At 4:39 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched from Edmonton to the collision near the intersection of Township Road 393 and Hwy 597 in response to the male who had received injuries from a train. The name of the man has not been released,
but he is believed to be in his 60s and 70s. Also on scene was the Lacombe Fire Department, provincial ambulance and Blackfalds RCMP. The man was transferred to the University of Alberta Hospital by STARS. At the time of his transfer he was in stable condition, but had sustained critical injuries.
Court martial for reservist begins after training accident EXPLOSION KILLED COLLEAGUE IN AFGHANISTAN THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The lawyer for a Canadian soldier charged after a landmine explosion killed a colleague on a training range in Afghanistan says his client isn’t guilty of a crime. But the prosecution contends that Maj. Darryl Watts’s supervision of the range on the day in question was negligent to the point that criminal charges are justified. Watts, a Calgary reservist, faces a court martial this week on a charge of manslaughter and five other offences. Cpl. Joshua Baker, 24, died on Feb. 12, 2010 at a range four kilometres northeast of Kandahar city when an explosive Claymore mine packed with 700 steel balls raked a Canadian Forces platoon. Four other soldiers were wounded. Watts is also charged with one count of negligent performance of a military duty and four counts of unlawfully causing bodily harm. He was a captain at the time and the officer in charge the day of the accident. “My personal view is that Darryl Watts didn’t do anything wrong here and certainly didn’t do anything criminal, and hopefully the evidence will bear that out,” said his civilian lawyer, Balfour Der, in an interview with The Canadian Press. “Legally, it’s a very interesting case in that they’ve charged my client with manslaughter for a negligent act,” he
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Capt. Darryl Watts speaks during a interview with The Canadian Press in Calgary. The lawyer for a Canadian soldier charged after a landmine explosion killed a colleague on a training range in Afghanistan says his client isn’t guilty of a crime. But the prosecution contends that Maj. Darryl Watts’s supervision of the range on the day in question was negligent to the point that criminal charges are justified.
‘THERE AREN’T VERY MANY CASES WHERE THE PROSECUTION CHARGES MANSLAUGHTER AND THEN RELIES ON NEGLIGENCE. ’ — LAWYER, BALFOUR DER
said. “There aren’t very many cases where the prosecution charges manslaughter and then relies on negligence. Usually the charge is criminal negligence causing death.” The court martial will be similar to regular court proceedings, except the judge will
be a senior military officer and the jury will be made up of five other officers who will determine whether Watts is guilty. “What the prosecution is alleging is the way that range was conducted on the day in question was negligent to the point of attracting criminal liability,” explained Maj.
Tony Tamurro, the prosecutor from the Office of the Judge Advocate General. “No one is alleging anyone here intentionally committed an offence,” he said. “What we’re saying is that their standard was such a departure from the norm that it attracts criminal liability. So from that point of view, it’s not an intentional offence.” If convicted, Watts could be sentenced to prison time in the Canadian Force’s detention barracks in Edmonton or in a regular correctional facility.
Trans-Canada Highway shut due to Manitoba snowstorm THE CANADIAN PRESS HEADINGLEY, Man. — Snowblowers roared in driveways and across southern Manitoba Sunday after a storm dumped more than 20 centimetres in some areas and closed the Trans-Canada Highway for close to 12 hours. RCMP closed the highway late Saturday evening between Headingley, just west of Winnipeg, to Brandon, about 150 kilometres away. It didn’t reopen again until late Sunday morning. RCMP in Headingley say that conditions were extremely slippery, but that no vehicles had to be abandoned overnight on the highway and there were no serious accidents to report. Police in Winnipeg also sent out an advisory Saturday night that people shouldn’t drive, warning that visibility at times was down to zero. Environment Canada says the storm system, which has also delivered heavy snowfalls in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, developed over the American Rockies. “It blew all yesterday. By six, it got bad. By seven, you could hardly see across the street,” said Earl Porter, the mayor of Portage la Prairie, on Sunday. The community is halfway between Headingley and Brandon along the section of the TransCanada that was closed, which meant nobody was going anywhere, east or west, on Saturday night. Porter estimates at least 30 centimetres fell. He said it took three hours to clear his driveway on Sunday, and he said his driveway isn’t really that big. “All the neighbours
are out with snowblowers,” Porter said. “It was deep.” Some hotels on either end of the closed highway were busy Saturday night with last-minute guests. Cori Prosser, a desk clerk at the Motel 6 in Headingley, said the hotel put up a lot of guests who needed accommodations. She also said there were a lot of cancellations on Sunday from people who were delayed elsewhere because of the weather. Prosser, who lives in Winnipeg, said she ventured out on the roads during the height of the storm on Saturday night despite the difficult driving conditions. “I’m 21 and wanted to hang out with my friends,” Prosser explained. “I’m from Winnipeg
and we can go through anything.” In Winnipeg, city crews worked to clear “Military Fields of Honour” sites at cemeteries for Remembrance Day. The city said in a news release that its crews
would be sanding and salting streets around the clock to improve traction. The weekend snowfall in Manitoba followed days of wintry blasts which began on Wednesday in Edmonton.
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Pot laws up in smoke? That skunk-like smell of high-grade marijuana wafting through the air at rock concerts or in city parks during the annual “smoke-in” protests is not going to blow away in the wind. Like it or not, pot is here to stay no matter how tough the laws get. And the tax-free, multibillionRICK dollar underZEMANEK ground industry will continue to breed the criminal element that stops at nothing, including murder, to protect the trade. During last week’s U.S. elections, voters in the Colorado and Washington voted in favour of legalizing cannabis. While U.S. authorities say the victory could be short-lived because federally the substance is still illegal, voters in those two states have made a
significant statement that Canada and the rest of the U.S. can’t ignore. On the same day, Canada’s tough new mandatory penalties for pot came into effect. Canada’s new law will likely have little impact on the trade here. It’s too rich to be denied. The criminal element is raking in an estimated $6 billion to $8 billion annually — tax-free. And frequent drugrelated murders attest to the fact that criminal gangs are serious about protecting their trade. A study released prior to the U.S. elections by a respected Mexican think tank said legalizing marijuana in those two states will hit the Mexican drug cartels hard in the wallet. The Mexican Competitive Institute said in its report that drug cartel earnings from traffic to the U.S. could be reduced as much as 30 per cent. Those drug cartels, according to recent statistics, have been linked to almost 60,000 murders in Mexico in the past six years. In addition, the lure of immense profits have meant that criminal elements have infiltrated the Mexican government, corrupting highranking officials.
Do the almost 60,000 murders not bolster the argument that legalization would make a serious dent in the criminal element? Despite Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s pledge to crack down on the cartels, the killings continue unabated. To date this year, more than 11,000 murders have been linked to the cartels. In October, 888 people were killed — the second-lowest monthly total this year. Closer to home, growers in B.C. of a particularly powerful pot are nervous about the U.S. vote results. Legalization in Washington could impact the demand for B.C. pot. The Canadian coalition Stop the Violence B.C. is confident the Washington vote will have an impact on gang violence in that province. The group, made up former judges, Crown prosecutors and high-ranking political figures, is adamant that prohibition of pot is a failed strategy. It fuels bloody gangs wars, they contend, and facilitates the influx of guns and cocaine when it’s traded into the U.S. via organized crime. “The take-away for politicians is to realize voters on both sides of the
border are increasingly wanting this change, and that should make politicians both nervous about what will happen if they don’t listen to voters and also less nervous about the risk associated with the change,” said coalition supporter Geoff Plant, a former B.C. attorney general. Other proponents say the U.S. votes demonstrate that Canada is falling behind the U.S. in developing evidencebased policies. The evidence is clear — the trade in pot cultivates a criminal element and robs the tax bank of billions of dollars. But the Harper government charges on, calling for a minimum six months in jail for growing as few as six pot plants. That’s twice the mandatory minimum for luring children to watch pornography or exposing oneself on a playground. University of Ottawa criminologist Eugene Oscapella sums it up perfectly: “People have begun increasingly to realize the current system, the use of the criminal law, imports terrible, terrible collateral harms — and it does not stop people from using drugs.” Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.
Will we learn from Sandy? The storm that wreaked havoc on Caribbean nations and the U.S. East Coast in late October offers a glimpse into our future. Along with recent heavy rainfall, flooding, heat waves and droughts throughout the world, it’s the kind of severe weather event scientists have been telling us to expect as global temperatures rise. Does that mean climate change caused Hurricane Sandy? No. Experts know that tropical Atlantic storms are normal this time of year. This one and its impacts were DAVID made unusually harsh by a SUZUKI number of converging factors: high tides, an Arctic weather system moving down from the north and a high-pressure system off Canada’s East Coast that held the storm in place. But most climate experts are certain the intensity of the storm and the massive damage it caused were in part related to changing global climate, attributed mainly to our habit of burning fossil fuels as quickly and inefficiently as possible. Global warming causes sea levels and ocean temperatures to rise, which results in more rainfall and leads to a higher likelihood of flooding in low-lying areas. Scientists also believe this year’s record Arctic sea-ice melt may have contributed to the high-pressure system that prevented Sandy from moving out to
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sea. In short, the storm and the unprecedented flooding and damage are exactly what climate scientists have been predicting. Extreme weather events, including heat waves and drought, are no longer just model-based predictions, though. NASA scientist James Hansen, who sounded the alarm about climate change in 1988, recently wrote in the Washington Post, “Our analysis shows that it is no longer enough to say that global warming will increase the likelihood of extreme weather and to repeat the caveat that no individual weather event can be directly linked to climate change. To the contrary, our analysis shows that, for the extreme hot weather of the recent past, there is virtually no explanation other than climate change.” The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced. It will even devastate the one thing that many corporate and government leaders put above all else: that human creation we call the economy – the very excuse many of our leaders use to block environmental protection and climate action. According to Hansen, the Texas drought in 2011 alone caused $5 billion in damage. Repairing the damage from Sandy in the U.S. is expected to cost at least $50 billion. And as former World Bank economist Lord Stern has pointed out, slowing climate change will cost, but doing nothing will cost far more. And yet, in the U.S. presidential election, one
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Canada honours war dead REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE HELD ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Veterans salute as they take part in the National Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa Sunday. At left, Governor General David Johnston salutes as Silver Cross Mother Roxanne Priede looks on as veterans march past at the National Remembrance Day ceremony.
Several hundred people attended a ceremony in Edmonton, and wreaths were also laid at Ontario’s legislature. A ceremony held by the City of Toronto was marred by around a halfdozen protesters shouting anti-war slogans during the two minutes of silence. They were taken away by police, witnesses said. In the heart of downtown Vancouver, thousands gathered at the cenotaph in Victory Square. Veterans, cadets, serving soldiers and other service men and women in uniform filled two city blocks. And Trudy Lees, 84, listened to the Last Post in the place she first came to remember when she was a six-year-old girl. She looked around with a smile, pointing out the large number of young people — not children or even teens
brought by their parents but young adults with tattoos and technicolour hair — who had joined her there on a cloudy Vancouver morning. “It’s great that people don’t forget,” she said. Separate ceremonies were also held in Vancouver at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park, and for Chinese-Canadian veterans in Chinatown, and the Olympic flame was lit in an early morning remembrance ceremony. The ceremony in Hong Kong that Harper attended, took place at a cemetery where 283 Canadian soldiers are buried. Harper and his wife placed wreaths at the base of the Sai Wan memorial which commemorates those who were killed in the battle of Hong Kong — one of the most catastrophic episodes in Canadian military history. “The act of remembrance that we perform today here, or wherever Canadians in uniform serve their country must therefore be something beyond a solemn reminder of dear ones lost,” said Harper.
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Twenty-one cannon shots reverberated Sunday off the National War Memorial in Ottawa and 21 times, most of the hushed crowd of thousands collectively flinched at the sound. Except for the veterans, whose eyes never left the looming cenotaph covered in wreaths and later poppies by those paying tribute to their service in honour of Remembrance Day. Veterans in wheelchairs wrapped themselves in blue fleece blankets to ward off the chill, sometimes helped to their feet by family members or by the young soldiers in their midst. “The younger veterans and the older veterans, they meet today in mutual respect and admiration as partners in the battle against evil. They are Canada’s best,” Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Honorary Chaplain of Dominion Command, told the crowd. “They fought our fight to ensure freedom and dignity for everyone. They therefore deserve to be celebrated, applauded and eternally appreciated as authentic heroes.” Gov. Gen. David Johnston, who was wearing the blue uniform of the Royal Canadian Airforce, led the national service that also included a military parade, prayers and song. Among those in attendance was Roxanne Priede, this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, picked by the Royal Canadian Legion to attend the ceremony on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost children in the service to their country. Priede shed tears as she lay a wreath at the base of the war memorial. Her son, Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede, died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2007. “May we never forget those who have gone before us, paving the way to a world of greater freedom, more lasting justice and a more profound peace,” said Brig. Gen Karl McLean, Chaplain General of the Canadi- much about us anymore. I really just an Forces, who led the ceremony in don’t.” prayer. Some 950 members of the Canadian The public encircled the monument Forces remain in Afghanistan where Sunday as if to give it a giant national they are training that country’s nationhug and needed little urging from Bul- al security forces. ka to collectively shout a thank-you. Defence Minister Peter MacKay Afterwards they surged forward to spent the day with some of them. place their own poppies on the Tomb “We are very, very blessed to have of the Unknown Soldier, some taking a our citizens, those in uniform, those in minute to thank the veterans they en- various departments who are serving countered on the way. our country so valiantly here,” he said But while veterans felt the warmth in a conference all from Kabul. of the crowd despite the chilly air Sun“That is perhaps the greatest reday, this year’s ceremony comes at a spect that we can pay to the previous time of cool relations between veter- generation of Canadians, to continue ans and the government. their good work.” There exists concern about the reIn Halifax, hundreds of people sources being put towards veterans’ packed the city’s Grand Parade square care, including the amount of money under cool and cloudless skies for a made available for their funerals. Remembrance Day ceremony. Changes to pension programs, disCpl. Jeff Cameron, who serves at ability benefits and the perception of Canadian Forces Base Halifax, said a shrinking pool of resources for other he hoped young generations continue care have set some veterans’ teeth on to honour and support Canada’s war edge — even on the other side of the veterans. world. “I think it’s important because it’s Retired peacekeeper Leonard Kerr, paying respects for people who are formerly of the Princess Patricia’s serving and who have served and to Canadian Light Infantry, attended a give them support for what they’re domemorial service in Hong Kong being ing,” said Cameron just after being attended by Prime Minister Stephen thanked for his service by a person Harper. walking by in the crowd. “I love my regiment and I love my Brydon Blacklaws, of Halifax, said country, but I’m not wearing anything he considers Remembrance Day “a that was given to me by the govern- great symbol of national pride.” ment as a decoration as a protest for “I want to support our family memthe treatment of our veterans,” said bers that have served in the military, Kerr. as well as my friends and community He said he is unhappy with the fact members that are in the military now the government replaced a pension and show my respects.” system for injured veterWALMART CORRECTION NOTICE ans with a lump sum payOur SuperCentre flyer distributed on Nov. 7 - 9 and ment for the younger geneffective Nov. 9 - 15: Page 5: The size of the Pillsbury eration. “I just think that now Pie Crusts (#9074170) at $2.97 is incorrect. The correct they’ve used us in Afghansize is as follows: 400 g. istan, I don’t really think We apologize for any inconvenience this the government cares that
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Competition watchdog hopes to take bite out of corruption COMPETITION BUREAU OF CANADA SAYS IT IS LOOKING INTO SCANDAL-RIDDEN QUEBEC CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
MONTREAL — The corrupt actors in Quebec’s construction industry can add this concern to a list that already includes possible criminal charges, a public inquiry and unwanted notoriety: there’s also a federal watchdog hoping to sink its teeth into them. The Competition Bureau of Canada says it is looking into the scandal-ridden industry. It is working with provincial anti-corruption authorities on a number of cartel and bid-rigging cases under investigation across the province. The bureau says it is also keeping tabs on testimony at the province’s Charbonneau inquiry, where witnesses have alleged widescale bid-rigging and collusion between construction companies with Mafia ties, civil servants and political party fundraisers. “Investigating bid-rigging is one of the Bureau’s criminal enforcement priorities,” said Phil Norris, a Competition Bureau spokesman, in an email. “The Bureau will not hesitate to take action when it uncovers evidence that the law has been broken.” The federal body investigates suspected anti-competitive practices and is responsible for applying the Competition Act, which sets out potentially hefty fines and prison sentences. Those convicted of conspiring to fix prices face fines of up to $25 million and up to 14 years in prison. Convictions for bid-rigging, meanwhile, carry fines that
‘“INVESTIGATING BID-RIGGING IS ONE OF THE BUREAU’S CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES. THE BUREAU WILL NOT HESITATE TO TAKE ACTION WHEN IT UNCOVERS EVIDENCE THAT THE LAW HAS BEEN BROKEN.” — PHIL NORRIS, A COMPETITION BUREAU SPOKESMAN
come at the discretion of the court and a maximum prison sentence of up to 14 years. None of the testimony from the Quebec inquiry can be used to build a case. The Charbonneau commission, which is supposed to file a report by 2013, has granted witnesses legal immunity during their testimony. But the information currently being dug up by police bodies could prove to be an investigative goldmine. The Competition Bureau has been involved in recent raids and seizures by Quebec’s anticorruption unit. That squad, known by its acronym UPAC, has focused part of its attention on Laval, Que., the province’s third-largest city, in recent weeks. Gilles Vaillancourt, who became the second Montreal-area mayor to step down in the last week, has been targeted with several raids by the unit. The federal bureau won’t specifically say whether it was involved in the Laval raids. “We have been working in partnership with UPAC on joint investigative files, we have participated in numerous searches, and have had an embedded offi-
cer in the joint task force since these allegations came to light,” Norris said. In March 2009, the Competition Act was amended to dramatically increase the penalties for bid-rigging. Before that, the bid-rigging provisions called for prison sentences of five years and fines at the discretion of the court. The allegations being heard at the Charbonneau Commission are raising questions about whether the bureau has enough resources at its disposal. The Opposition New Democrats said this week that the bureau should have more resources. Only a small fraction of the bureau’s employees are based outside Ottawa. “Collusion is an anti-competitive practice which is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government,” NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told reporters in Ottawa. “The personnel necessary to apply this aspect of the Competition Act is clearly inadequate and the federal government should look at this aspect of its responsibility.” Norris wouldn’t discuss staffing for Quebec and said investigations are confidential.
A number of charges have already been laid this year in various Quebec cases where the bureau participated. The collusion cases have involved sewer, ventilation and public works project. In one case in St-Jean-surRichelieu, Que., there were 77 criminal charges laid in June against 11 people and nine companies allegedly involved in rigging bids for contracts for road construction, water plants and infrastructures projects. Bidrigging charges under the federal Competition Act were also laid Those alleged crimes dated back to 2007. Another case involved corruption in the building of a hospital in Chicoutimi, Que., took several years to wind its way through the legal system. The work was completed in 2003, charges were laid in 2008 and fines were doled out just this year. The probes can take a while. “Price-fixing and bid-rigging are, because of their secretive nature, difficult to detect and prove,” Norris said. The bureau offers immunity or leniency to people who come forward right away and co-operate on cases that haven’t yet been detected, or who provide evidence that leads to criminal charges. Mulcair said the organization needs more employees. While over 400 people work for the bureau, more than three-quarters are based in the Ottawa area and the rest are spread across seven regional offices throughout the country.
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CRANBROOK, B.C. — People in southeast British Columbia are dying from prescription opioid overdoses at the same rate that they’re dying in drunk driving accidents. The findings are contained in a research project conducted by medical health officers at the Interior Health Authority and the BC Coroners Service. Across southeast B.C., an average of 21 people are dying each year from overdoses of prescribed opioids such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydromorphone and fentanyl, the study showed. That is a rate of 2.7 people for every 100,000 people in the Interior Health Authority (IHA). The BC Coroners Service said that between two and three people out of every 100,000 die each year in motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol in the same area. “People need to know that this is actually a regular occurrence,” said IHA medical health officer Dr. Trevor Corneil, who wrote an alert last month to physicians and pharmacists. What’s more, Dr Corneil said, the rate is even higher if you consider the number of people in IHA who are on opioids. He said of the 25,000 people in the region who have been prescribed opioids to deal with chronic pain, 22 die every year. Most of those — 86 per cent — overdose accidentally as opposed to suicide. “That’s huge,” said Dr. Corneil. “There are very few things that have that mortality rate.” Looking at British Columbia as a whole, Dr. Corneil said that between 80 and 90 people die from prescription opioid overdoses each year. Each month, seven or eight people in B.C. under the age of 60 die from this type of overdose. “That’s the same rate as the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol. And you know how much air time that gets,” he said. In conjunction with the coroners’ service, IHA medical health officers reviewed all opioid overdose deaths in
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still be productive, still have a reasonable quality of life.” Corneil said the overdoses are easy to explain. “You can imagine the situation where someone is on multiple medications and has a hard day at work and they might take an extra pain pill and an anti-spasm pill.” He said that one extra pill is enough to tip the balance for a person’s breathing centre and they would overdose.
SHERBROOKE, Que. — A third person died over the weekend from injuries related to a powerful explosion at a plant in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Marc Couture, a worker at the plant, died at a Montreal hospital on Saturday evening. Sylvie Robitaille, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said Couture suffered burns on 90 per cent of his body and was in an induced coma. “He was in a very critical state,” she said. The bodies of two other people were found in the ruins of the plant. Robitaille said three people were still in hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Eighteen people were injured in total. The explosion happened Thursday at a factory belonging to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, in Sherbrooke, Que. The company produces health products, such as Omega-3, derived from marine life. The company issued a statement Sunday offering its condolences and promised to provide an update on the situation today.
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Prescription opioid deaths as high as drunk driving deaths in B.C. southeast B.C. between 2006 and 2011. What they found, in addition to the frighteningly high rate, is that most of those who died were under 60 years old and many, 85 per cent, held down a regular job despite their chronic pain. “That means these were quite functional people,” said Dr. Corneil. If they hadn’t overdosed, he added, “they would still be working,
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MANNING TIES MARINO FOR TD PASSES CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Peyton Manning threw his 420th career touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers to move into a tie with Dan Marino for the second-most touchdown passes in NFL history. Manning tied the record on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokely. Brett Favre has the most TD passes in NFL history with 508. The Broncos went on to win the game 36-14. Manning had a total of 301 yards and one touchdown in the game.
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Stampeders 36 Roughriders 30 CALGARY — Quarterback Drew Tate recovered from getting his “bell rung” to marshall the Calgary Stampeders to their first CFL playoff win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders since 1994. Calgary’s 36-30 victory over Saskatchewan in Sunday’s West Division semifinal propels the Stampeders to the division final against the B.C. Lions. The victor in Vancouver next Sunday advances to the Grey Cup Nov. 25 in Toronto. Tate hit Romby Bryant on a 68-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds remaining in the semifinal. A two-point convert attempt failed, Stampeder kicker Rene Paredes booted the subsequent kickoff 90 yards and the visitors conceded a single point. “I knew no one was going to catch him,” Tate said. “I was just hoping the ball was going to be a good ball.” The Roughriders had taken a 30-29 lead just 32 seconds before Bryant’s heroics on a Darian Durant 24-yard throw to Gregg Carr. Tate says he didn’t remember much after taking a late helmet-to-helmet hit from Saskatchewan’s Tearrius George early in the second quarter. “I don’t even remember the first half,” Tate said. “I got my bell rung. All I remember is the second half.” Tate rose to his feet slowly after the George hit. He was flattened later on the same drive by Shomari Williams, who was called for roughing the passer as George was. Calgary’s starting quarterback remained in the game and completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 363 yards and two touchdown throws. In his post-game comments, Stampeder coach and general manager John Hufangel said he was unaware of Tate’s mental state after the George hit. Tate insisted after the game that he wasn’t concussed. In the East Division, the Toronto Argonauts head to Montreal and meet the Alouettes in the division final Sunday. The Argos were 42-26 winners over the Edmonton Eskimos in the semifinal.
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Calgary Stampeders’ Jon Cornish, centre, is tackled by Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Diamond Ferri, left, and James Patrick during first half CFL Western semi-final football action in Calgary, on Sunday.
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Toronto Argonauts wide receiver Chad Owens tries to break a tackle from Edmonton Eskimos centre back Rod Williams during first half CFL Eastern Conference semi final football action in Toronto on Sunday.
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CFL PLAYOFFS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Argonauts 42 Eskimos 26 TORONTO — Chad Owens couldn’t have picked a better time to score his first punt return TD of the season. Owens’s 59-yard punt return TD highlighted a record
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31-point second quarter and led the Toronto Argonauts past the Edmonton Eskimos 42-26 in the East Division semifinal Sunday. Owens’ first return touchdown since October 2011 broke a 7-7 tie and provided a huge momentum shift in the contest. “The defence fed off it, the offence started rolling,” Owens said. “The way the game was going we needed to do something and that’s the great thing about
specials, we can be the eraser, we can be the cleanup crew if things aren’t going well. “We can come out and make a play that can spark everybody and that’s what happened.” Special teams and defence anchored the outburst — the most points scored in one quarter by one team in CFL playoff history — to delight of the Rogers Centre gathering of 25,792 with the roof closed due to the
installation of camera rigging for the Grey Cup game Nov. 25. Ricky Ray threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the second for his first win in three games against his former team. Ray helped convert two Edmonton turnovers into 14 points in the quarter. Ray’s 11-yard TD pass to Chad Kackert at 2:00 came after Toronto successfully challenged an end-zone interception by Edmonton’s Joe Burnett, which was overturned. That allowed the Argos to maintain possession after initially getting the ball when Ronald Flemons recovered former Argo Cory Boyd’s fumble at the Eskimos’ 27-yard line. Marcus Ball’s 53-yard interception return to the Edmonton 29-yard line set up Ray’s 11-yard scoring strike to Maurice Mann at 9:06. Ray completed the onslaught with a seven-yard TD run at 14:59 that gave Toronto a commanding 31-7 half-time lead. Argos head coach Scott Milanovich, who received a Gatorade shower from his players following his first playoff win, said Flemons’ fumble recovery was a turning point in the game but that Owens delivered the key play. “The momentum started with that fumble . . . and Chad, it felt like, sent it over the top,” Milanovich said. “The sideline got electric after that. “I think guys really started to feel good about the game.”
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Texans’ defence beats Bears at their own game BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — The Houston Texans kept taking the ball away from the Chicago Bears. Then they took their quarterback out of the game. Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, and the Houston Texans intercepted Jay Cutler twice before knocking him out of the game with a concussion on their way to a 13-6 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. In a showdown between two of the NFL’s best teams, the Texans (8-1) beat the Bears (7-2) at their own game. They came away with four takeaways and Tim Dobbins delivered the biggest blow when he drove his helmet into Cutler late in the second quarter. Foster was the only reliable offensive
weapon on either side, particularly in the first half when he ran for 85 yards and made a sprawling catch for a 2-yard touchdown to put Houston ahead 10-3. Otherwise, neither team got much going on a soggy night. The Texans did just enough, and now they’re tied with Atlanta for the league’s best record after the Falcons were upset by New Orleans. Matt Schaub threw for just 95 yards for Houston and was picked off twice by Tim Jennings. Andre Johnson had just four catches for 35 yards with Charles Tillman on him. Former Bear Danieal Manning helped set the tone, forcing a fumble by Kellen Davis on Chicago’s first play from scrimmage and picking off Cutler later in the first quarter. Cutler completed just 7 of 14 passes for 40 yards with two interceptions in the first half and was seen in street clothes after the game being driving off on a cart by team of-
ficials. Jason Campbell threw for 94 yards in the second half. “You never want to lose anybody, especially our starting quarterback,” receiver Brandon Marshall said. “He is our leader, he is the heart and soul of our offence so we definitely want him to have a quickie speedy recovery. In the meantime, Campbell is more than capable. There was no heads hanged down when Jay was down. There was no complaining. We understand we have a starting quarterback in the backup so we’re fortunate to have him. There will be no drop off in our offence.” Marshall managed 107 yards receiving but also dropped a pass in the end zone. Matt Forte never got going, running for 39 yards. But the biggest sequence came when Cutler got hurt.
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Butterfield’s season pays off with CFR win CANADIAN FINALS RODEO Long years of hard work paid off for a Central Al- just before the whistle. He won $6,722 for the week. berta cowboy, who earned himself a title at the 2012 Meanwhile, it was a fairy tale week for veterCanadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton. Luke Butter- an bull rider Scott Schiffner, who grew up in the field won the Canadian saddle bronc championship, Stettler region. Back for his record setting 12th time despite not having the finish Sunday afternoon he’d to Edmonton, Schiffner managed to win the last imagined. round with an 87-point ride on the specButterfield came into Edmonton in tacular bull Pop Evil. This came just after second place for the season, but cheques he was given the prestigious Cowboy of the for first and second place the opening Year award, determined by his peers. two nights saw him overtake leader Ry“It’s probably been one of my most memlan Geiger. Then he added another goorable CFR’s ever,” said Schiffner, who round win Saturday afternoon to put now lives in Strathmore. “That’s the third himself in good shape. However a bucktime I’ve been on that bull and that was the off Saturday night put some pressure on rubber match. He bucked me off once here Butterfield, and he needed to do someand I rode him once to win Swift Current, thing Sunday afternoon for the victory. and now I rode him here. It’s always good But the perhaps aptly named horse to be one up on a bull like that.” DIANNE Lunatic Party from the Calgary Stampede Schiffner did admit this second Canadian stalled coming out of the chute and the title is a bit more special. FINSTAD change of pace caught Butterfield, and “It’s been 11 years since I won a Canahe went down long before the eight-secdian championship in the CPRA. To know ond whistle. The 28-year-old cowboy figI’ve still got it in me is big.” ured his quest was over and left the arena in a wave Schiffner won $49,747 in Edmonton to wind up of disappointment. with a $73,028 season. But then the winning he’d done all season long — Steer wrestlers all called Tanner Milan the greatand in the rounds previously — made a difference, est bulldogger to never win a title. The Cochrane giving Butterfield a $5,000 edge over hard- charging cowboy changed that when he came through Sunday Oklahoma rider Tyler Corrington, who won the aver- at Rexall Place to win the round in 3.5 seconds and age and a whopping $46,700 during the CFR. collect his first Canadian buckle. When word finally reached Butterfield that he’d Milan credits the amazing horse owned by Lee won, it took a little getting used to. Graves, Jesse, for helping him win. He’d made the “I went in there still wanting to win, and I knew decision to switch from riding his own horse to usTyler was hot on my heels,” said Butterfield. “So I ing Jesse before he came to Edmonton and felt that just was fortunate enough to have the lead after fall- made a big difference in his week. ing off today. “I was confident coming in,” admitted Milan. “Yea, it’s sinking in. I’ve dreamt about being a “That horse I rode all week, I just can’t believe the Canadian champion since I was a little kid coming to confidence a guy has on him and in Lee on the other this rodeo. I dreamed about it lots, and have worked side hazing. Just my family and all my friends . . . evhard at it, very hard at it. I’m real happy.” eryone’s been behind me.” Butterfield comes from a long line of rodeo chamMilan earned $46,750 at the CFR, and took first pions, with his grandfather Tom and father Greg past overall with $67,565. steer wrestling titleists. Luke, himself, has been to Season leader Shane Hanchey came through with Edmonton as a steer rider, then back as a novice two wins Saturday to clinch his first tie-down roping bronc rider — which he won in 2004 — and now as a championship with a $21,919 week and a season total pro. of $57,962. “I would be nowhere without my mom and dad. “It’s always a good feeling to get a goal accomThey helped me out so much,” he said, with a catch plished,” said the Louisiana looper. “This was one of in his throat. “I’m so appreciative of them, and every- my goals set out since 2010. I’ve always wanted to win body who’s helped me out. this. It’s a good feeling.” “It really makes rodeoing worthwhile when you It was close to the finish, but barrel racer Lisa win something like this.” Lockhart of South Dakota came through to win her Butterfield won $31,271 at his sixth CFR, finishing third Canadian title, on her birthday, by finishing the season with $64,940. first in the average. She won $49,099 at the CFR, givAlso in the saddle bronc riding, Jim Berry of ing her a season-best finish of $66,268. Rocky Mountain House finished sixth, earning close The team roping duo of Texan Paul Eaves and to $12,000 on the week. Sunday was a heartbreaker Dustin Bird from Montana proved to be a winning for Justin Meston of Tees who came within seconds combination all season long and they showed it in of a big paycheque in the average, getting bucked off Edmonton, collecting $21,758 each for the highest to-
Luke Butterfield shows off his buckle for winning the Canadian Finals Rodeo saddle bronc championship in Edmonton, Sunday. tal of $36,859 apiece. Bareback rider JR Vezain of Wyoming had a phenomenal week, winning three straight go-rounds to finish first in the average and on top for Canada in his first trip to Edmonton. He was the high money winner in Edmonton this year, collecting $52,607 and finishing the season with $68,492. Kyle Thomson took the all-around title for the fourth time, while Josh Peek of Colorado came through to win the high point championship. The novice bareback riding title went to Jacob Stemo of Calgary, while Layton Green of Meeting Creek won the novice saddle bronc. The two are both members of a college rodeo team in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Barrhead’s Kagen Schmidt won the steer riding title. Dianne Finstad is a Red Deer freelance rodeo writer
Beljan goes from panic attack to first PGA Tour win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Charlie Beljan felt as if his heart was about to burst out of his chest Sunday at Disney, and he couldn’t have felt better. This wasn’t another panic attack gone wild, like the one that sent him to the hospital in an ambulance after the second round and made him feel like he was going to die. This was the prospect of winning on the PGA Tour for the first time. The roller coasters at the Magic Kingdom are nothing like what Beljan went through in the final PGA Tour event of the year. Two days after he was wheeled out of the scoring room on a stretcher, the 28-year-old rookie was celebrating on the 18th green as the band played “Zippity-Do-Dah.” He arrived at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic with his job in jeopardy, and left with a two-year exemption that will send him to Maui at the start of the year, the PGA Championship at Oak Hill and lots of other tournaments where winners belong. “Every day I drove underneath that Disney sign coming in here that said, ’Where dreams come true,’ and that’s just what happened this week,” Beljan said after closing with a 3-under 69 for a two-shot win. “And I’m so grateful and so honoured.” By the sound of it, he was lucky to be playing. Beljan could hardly breathe and his blood pressure spiked during his second round, when paramedics followed him around the back nine. After sleep-
ing for only an hour or so in the hospital after a variety of tests, he played Saturday fearful of having another panic attack. And when he awoke Sunday morning, his head was throbbing and his stomach felt queasy. Once he got on the golf course, the rest was easy. Beljan ran off five birdies in a sixhole stretch around the turn, twice knocking in putts from around 30 feet, and built a five-shot lead. A double bogey made it close, but only until he made birdie on the next hole. He tapped in one last putt, tossed his putter to the side of the green, pumped his fist in celebration and hoisted his 7-week-old son. Robert Garrigus and Matt Every each closed with a 68 and tied for second. “It was incredible,” Beljan said. “I was happy that I was a PGA Tour champion. I was happy that my wife and my baby were here. It still isn’t real.” Just three weeks ago, he feared he would have to go to the second stage of Q-school, no guarantee that he would have a tour card for next year. Suddenly, he can make plans for the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, for events hosted by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. “I don’t know what other perks come with winning, but I know every single one of them is pretty darn good,” he said. Beljan finished on 16-under 272 and became the fourth rookie to win on tour this year. Tim Herron was the other big winner Sunday, closing with a 69 to tie for
ninth. That gave him enough money to move from No. 138 to No. 124 on the money list, giving him his full card for the 2013 season. Kevin Chappell finished at No. 125. He wound up $1,809 ahead of Jerry Kelly, but Chappell wasn’t safe until Charlie Wi and Josh Teater each made par on the last hole. If either had made bogey, Kelly would have moved up one position — from a six-way tie for ninth to a seven-way tie for eighth — that would have allowed him to pass Chappell. Instead, Kelly is out of the top 125 for the first time in his career. Beljan earned $846,000 for the victory, capping a long, hectic season in which he learned he was going to be a father, got married in March and first began suffering panic attacks after he passed out on a flight home from the Reno-Tahoe Open in early August. Beljan showed a few signs that he might crack. He three-putted from behind the fifth green, and then was disgusted with an approach that just missed the green to the left on No. 7. After getting a drop because his left foot was on a sprinkler head, he rolled in an 18-foot birdie off the green, screamed “Go!” at a wedge that obeyed him and settled a foot away for a tap-in birdie on the eighth, and then holed a 30-foot birdie on the ninth. He’s so long off the tee that the par-5 10th was the easiest of his four straight birdies, and when he knocked in a 30-footer on No. 12, Beljan’s lead was up to five shots. There was only one nervous moment after that. Instead of playing it safe off the tee at the 13th, he hit driver into the
woods, went into a bunker, then across the green, and made a quick double bogey. Garrigus made a birdie ahead of him on the 14th, and suddenly, the lead was only two shots. No need to panic. Beljan’s 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th caught just enough of the right side of the cup to fall. Garrigus didn’t make another birdie, and Beljan’s only other big blunder was knocking a birdie attempt some 7 feet by the cup at No. 16. He made that one coming back for par, and reached the 18th tee with a three-shot lead. Typical of the final event of the year, all the drama was on the ever-changing money list. Herron looked to be in good shape until he hit his tee shot into the water on the 17th hole and made double bogey, and then had a 20-foot birdie putt hang on the edge of the cup on the 18th. He figured he needed that to get his card, and walking off the green he stepped on his bag and gave it a swift kick. He was ready to give the bag another kick when Golf Channel announcer Billy Andrade said he might be safe. Wi and Teater, playing one group apart, hit the fairway and the green on the 18th for regulation pars to spare Chappell, who started the week at No. 123. Teater, in the final group, ran his birdie putt about 2 ½ feet by the hole, but knocked that in and Chappell was safe. Chappell tweeted, “Well I am glad that is over thanks for all the support. I look forward to improving this off season and making sure this never happens again.”
Westbrook shoots out lights against Cavs OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook banked in a half-court shot during a roughand-tumble 27-point outing, Kevin Durant added 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 10691 on Sunday night. Westbrook, a career 29-per cent shooter from 3-point range, had made just 6 of 24 behind the arc to start the season and coach Scott Brooks suggested before the game that he needed to start making more if he was going to keep taking so many. Westbrook may have temporarily extinguished that talk with a few well-timed connections, the first one coming as he ran along the sideline and banked in a desperation shot at the end of the third quarter. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 20 points. Alonzo Gee chipped in 18 points and reserve Daniel Gibson scored 16. Westbrook’s shooting spree came at a time when he’d normally be on the bench. Brooks kept him out for the closing stretch of the third quarter even though he hadn’t scored since halftime, and Westbrook rewarded him with a jumper in the lane and a 3-pointer to help fend off a charge led by Irving. Irving hit back-to-back 3-pointers after Oklahoma City had taken a 63-50 lead mid-
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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Prince Albert 21 13 6 0 2 67 Swift Current 23 9 9 3 2 67 Moose Jaw 22 8 8 3 3 61 Brandon 21 9 9 2 1 67 Regina 22 9 12 1 0 61 Saskatoon 19 8 10 0 1 54 GP Calgary 20 Edmonton 21 Lethbridge 22 Medicine Hat 22 Red Deer 23 Kootenay 17
Central Division W LOTLSOL 13 4 1 2 13 5 1 2 12 8 1 1 11 10 1 0 10 11 1 1 4 12 1 0
GF 68 72 70 83 57 38
WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Kamloops 23 17 5 0 1 89 Kelowna 20 12 6 1 1 77 Victoria 20 10 10 0 0 55 Prince George 20 7 10 1 2 56 Vancouver 19 6 13 0 0 57
GA 59 66 71 82 70 73
Pt 28 23 22 21 19 17
GA 60 52 63 73 76 62
Pt 29 29 26 23 22 9
GA 56 50 72 75 83
Pt 35 26 20 17 12
U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 20 16 3 1 0 92 41 33 Spokane 21 14 7 0 0 82 62 28 Tri-City 22 13 7 1 1 69 56 28 Seattle 20 9 10 1 0 62 75 19 Everett 22 7 13 0 2 53 79 16 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 Regina 4 Lethbridge 0 Seattle 6 Saskatoon 2 Swift Current 4 Prince Albert 1 Moose Jaw 4 Kootenay 1 Victoria 5 Medicine Hat 3 Edmonton 4 Prince George 2 Portland 9 Spokane 1 Tri-City 4 Kamloops 2 Sunday’s results Portland 3 Kamloops 1 Swift Current 3 Brandon 2 Vancouver 4 Prince George 3 (SO) Kootenay at Calgary (rescheduled to Nov. 12)
Monday’s games Lethbridge at Moose Jaw, 2 p.m. Kootenay at Calgary, 7 p.m. (rescheduled from Nov. 11)
12 12 12
6 5 2
6 6 7
0 0 2
0 34 34 1 35 39 1 22 45
12 11 7
South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 13 9 3 0 1 50 32 19 Okla. City 12 6 5 0 1 33 36 13 Houston 13 5 5 1 2 45 43 13 San Antonio 10 4 5 0 1 22 27 9 Texas 11 4 6 0 1 24 37 9 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.
Tuesday-Thursday No Games Scheduled. Friday’s games Portland at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Brandon at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Prince George, 8 p.m. Medicine Hat at Seattle, 8:35 p.m. Kelowna at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Regina at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Everett at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Manchester 11 7 3 0 1 32 Worcester 13 6 5 1 1 35 Portland 11 5 4 1 1 41 St. John’s 13 6 7 0 0 27 Providence 11 4 6 0 1 23
GA 21 42 37 39 28
Pt 15 14 12 12 9
Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL Springfield 11 8 1 0 2 Bridgeport 11 8 3 0 0 Connecticut 12 5 6 1 0 Adirondack 11 5 6 0 0 Albany 10 3 5 0 2
GF 40 38 40 26 18
GA 17 34 45 33 23
Pt 18 16 11 10 8
East Division W LOTLSOL 7 2 1 1 6 5 0 0 5 4 1 1 6 6 0 0 5 6 1 0
GF 38 34 26 31 31
GA 32 34 30 29 32
Pt 16 12 12 12 11
WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Lake Erie 13 9 4 0 0 46 Abbotsford 11 7 1 1 2 37 Rochester 12 7 4 1 0 45 Toronto 11 6 4 0 1 33 Hamilton 10 4 4 1 1 22
GA 37 20 39 31 31
Pt 18 17 15 13 10
Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Grand Rapids 13 7 4 1 1 46 41 Chicago 12 7 4 1 0 34 37
Pt 16 15
GP Syracuse 11 Norfolk 11 Binghamton 11 W-B/Scranton 12 Hershey 12
Milwaukee Rockford Peoria
Saturday’s results St. John’s 2 Hershey 1 Toronto 5 San Antonio 3 Oklahoma City 2 Abbotsford 1 (OT) Albany 2 Adirondack 1 Binghamton 4 Norfolk 2 Connecticut 6 Worcester 2 Manchester 3 Providence 0 Binghamton 4 Norfolk 2 Rochester 5 Syracuse 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 Portland 3 (SO) Grand Rapids 5 Peoria 3 Lake Erie 5 Texas 4 (SO) Milwaukee 4 Rockford 2 Sunday’s results Bridgeport 4 Connecticut 3 Portland 3 Hershey 1 Springfield 5 Norfolk 0 Texas 4 Houston 2 Worcester 4 Providence 3 (SO)
Sunday, Nov. 11 Division Semifinals East Division Toronto 42, Edmonton 26 West Division Calgary 36, Saskatchewan 30 Sunday, Nov. 18 Division Finals East Division Toronto at Montreal, 11 a.m. West Division Calgary at B.C., 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 Grey Cup At Toronto East winner vs. West winner, 4 p.m. National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 6 3 0 .667 299 Miami 4 5 0 .444 173 N.Y. Jets 3 6 0 .333 175 Buffalo 3 6 0 .333 211 W 8 6 4 1
Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Cleveland Detroit
GB — 2 2 2 1/2 4
Central Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 3 2 .600 3 4 .429 2 5 .286 0 7 .000
GB — 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 6 1 .857 — Memphis 5 1 .833 1/2 New Orleans 3 2 .600 2 Dallas 4 3 .571 2 Houston 3 3 .500 2 1/2
Monday’s game Norfolk at Albany, 12 p.m.
GB — 1/2 1 2 2 1/2
Tuesday’s games Houston at San Antonio, 9:30 a.m. Toronto at Oklahoma City, 9:35 a.m. Lake Erie at Abbotsford, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s games Rochester at Hamilton, 8 a.m. Adirondack at Manchester, 8 a.m. Worcester vs. Portland (at Lewiston, Maine), 5 p.m. Springfield at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Peoria at Rockford, 6:05 p.m. Lake Erie at Abbotsford, 8 p.m. Thursday’s game San Antonio at Texas, 6:30 p.m.
Pct .889 .667 .400 .111
PF 250 186 219 127
PA 201 186 228 285 PA 143 201 311 246
Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland
W 7 5 4 2
North L T 2 0 3 0 5 0 7 0
Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City
W 6 4 3 1
West L 3 5 6 7
Pct .778 .625 .444 .222
PF 254 191 220 169
PA 196 164 231 211
Pct .667 .444 .333 .125
PF 271 209 191 133
PA 189 191 284 240
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 6 4 0 .600 267 Dallas 4 5 0 .444 188 Philadelphia 3 6 0 .333 156 Washington 3 6 0 .333 226
PA 216 204 221 248
T 0 0 0 0
Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina
W 8 5 4 2
South L T 1 0 4 0 5 0 7 0
Pct .889 .556 .444 .222
PF 247 260 249 163
PA 174 209 256 216
Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit
W 7 6 6 4
North L T 2 0 3 0 4 0 5 0
Pct .778 .667 .600 .444
PF 242 239 238 216
PA 133 187 221 222
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STAMPS: Chance to win Calgary receiver Jabari Arthur scored his first career playoff touchdown and Calgary third-string quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell finished short-yardage plays for a pair of touchdowns. Paredes was good on attempts from 50 and 40 yards. Stampeder running back Jon Cornish, a finalist for the CFL’s most outstanding player award, finished with 109 rushing yards on 18 carries. Kory Sheets and Carr each collected a pair of touchdown catches and Sandro DeAngelis added a field goal for the Roughriders. Saskatchewan’s Durant was 24-for-37 for 435 yards, four touchdown throws and two interceptions. “Darian had a phenomenal game,” Saskatchewan head coach Corey Chamblin said. “He gave us a chance to win that game. “At the end we just had a defensive breakdown. We handed it away and that should never happen.” Saskatchewan was a post-season stumbling block for the Stampeders in recent years, with four playoff wins over Calgary in five seasons between 2006 and 2010, and another back in 1997. “If they were banking on history, they had another thing coming,” Calgary defensive back Keon Raymond said. “It also feels good because out here, they beat us in 2009 and 2010. I was a part of that team and it’s heartbreaking. “It’s always good to know we can win against them at home. If we can get that monkey off our back, try and make a run, that’s who you want to go through.” It was looking like another Roughrider post-season win at McMahon Stadium until Tate aired the ball out to Bryant. The temperature at kickoff at McMahon was -2 C. Attendance was announced at 30,027. The first and second halves ended with bunches of points — 14 with 52 seconds remaining in the second and 13 with 12 seconds to go in the first. In the wild conclusion to the first half, Calgary’s Fred Bennett ran 96 yards back for a rare defensive two-point convert after Raymond blocked a Saskatchewan convert attempt. A 50-yard field goal from Paredes on the last play of the half gave the hosts a 19-16 lead. Hufnagel announced earlier in the week that Tate would be his playoff starter, even though the Baytown, Texas, quarterback was sidelined 14 regularseason games with a shoulder dislocation and subsequent surgery on his non-throwing arm. Backup Kevin Glenn went 9-5 in Tate’s absence. Hufnagel went with Tate because of his athleticism. Despite his foggy mental state, he scrambled out of trouble to make plays, including a 17-yard pass to Maurice Price in the third quarter when Tate was surrounded by green and white jerseys. The University of Iowa product went 5-for-5 in passing for 68 yards on that scoring drive in the third quarter to make it 26-16. “He managed the game well,” Hufnagel said. “You saw some things he can do, making some plays out of nothing. We all need to play better that week and Drew is one of them.”
ARGOS: Huge spark Ray certainly did. “That was huge,” he said of Owens’ touchdown. “That was our first all year . . . and to get it in a game
San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis
W 6 6 4 3
L 2 4 5 5
T 1 0 0 1
Pct .722 .600 .444 .389
PF 213 198 144 161
PA 127 161 173 210
Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 27, Jacksonville 10 Sunday’s Games New Orleans 31, Atlanta 27 Minnesota 34, Detroit 24 Denver 36, Carolina 14 Tampa Bay 34, San Diego 24 Tennessee 37, Miami 3 New England 37, Buffalo 31 Baltimore 55, Oakland 20 Cincinnati 31, N.Y. Giants 13 Seattle 28, N.Y. Jets 7 St. Louis 24, San Francisco 24, OT Dallas 38, Philadelphia 23 Houston 13 at Chicago 6 Open: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington Monday’s Game Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Miami at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery) Spread O/U Tonight Kansas City at PITTSBURGH 12.5 43.5
L.A. Clippers Golden State Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Lakers
Pacific Division W L Pct 5 2 .714 3 4 .429 3 4 .429 2 4 .333 2 4 .333
GB — 2 2 2 1/2 2 1/2
Saturday’s Games Philadelphia 93, Toronto 83 Indiana 89, Washington 85 Charlotte 101, Dallas 97, OT Chicago 87, Minnesota 80 Houston 96, Detroit 82 Boston 96, Milwaukee 92 Utah 94, Phoenix 81 San Antonio 112, Portland 109 Denver 107, Golden State 101, 2OT Sunday’s Games Brooklyn 82, Orlando 74 L.A. Clippers 89, Atlanta 76 Memphis 104, Miami 86 Oklahoma City 106, Cleveland 91 Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, Late Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 6 p.m. Miami at Houston, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Washington at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 5 p.m. New York at Orlando, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.
Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Announced manager Davey Johnson will return next season and become a consultant in 2014. BASKETBALL HOUSTON ROCKETS — Announced coach Kevin McHale is taking a leave absence. Named assistant coach Kelvin Sampson interim coach.
CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville
Miami Charlotte Atlanta Orlando Washington
Southeast Division W L Pct 5 2 .714 2 3 .400 2 3 .400 2 4 .333 0 5 .000
Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 5 2 .714 Minnesota 4 2 .667 Denver 4 3 .571 Utah 3 4 .429 Portland 2 4 .333
South L T 1 0 3 0 6 0 8 0
National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 4 0 1.000 — Philadelphia 4 2 .667 1 Brooklyn 3 2 .600 1 1/2 Boston 3 3 .500 2 Toronto 1 5 .167 4
FOOTBALL NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Activated TE Visanthe Shiancoe from injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS — Activated S Will Hill from the suspended list. Placed CB Michael Coe on injured reserve. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Activated CB Ron Bartell from injured reserve. Signed RB Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad. Released CB Pat Lee. Placed CB Shawntae Spencer on injured reserve. Canadian Football League SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed WR Kierrie Johnson. GOLF PGA OF AMERICA — Named Pete Bevacqua chief exective officer. Elected Ted Bishop president and Derek Sprague vice-president.
MLS CARSON, Calif. — Robbie Keane scored two goals and set up another as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders 3-0 on Sunday to take a commanding lead in the first leg of the Major League Soccer Western Conference finals. Mike Magee added
like this was a huge spark. “He just grabbed the momentum for us.” While happy to get the win, Milanovich didn’t feel it was deserving of a post-game shower. “I said, ’This isn’t the Grey Cup. This is one playoff win, it’s one of three steps we hope to take,”’ he said. “I wasn’t seriously upset but I’d like us to act like we’ve been there before even though we haven’t, I guess.” Toronto’s second-quarter fireworks effectively quashed an impressive start to the contest by Edmonton, which outrushed Toronto 99-0 in the first. Joseph’s 11-yard TD pass to Cary Koch at 9:06 opened the scoring and capped a smart nine-play, 91-yard drive. It also marked the first time this season the Eskimos had scored a TD on their opening possession. But Milanovich credited Ray with keeping the Argos on an even keel despite Edmonton’s early dominance. “We couldn’t have started worse than we did,” he said. “That’s why it’s good to have a veteran quarterback that’s been in that situation and isn’t going to get rattled. “Our defence stepped it up after that first drive and kept giving us the ball back and we had good field position basically from towards the end of the first quarter and throughout the second and were able to take advantage of it.” Eskimos coach Kavis Reed said his team was its own worst enemy. “It’s painful that we essentially gave up 31 points on our mistakes, on not tackling defensively,” he said. “We did not tackle very well. “Special teams did not play very well in the second quarter. When you get down with a good football team with a lot at stake, it’s going to be hard to dig yourself out of it.” The Eskimos stunned the CFL last December by dealing Ray, a two-time Grey Cup champion, to Toronto for journeyman quarterback Steven Jyles, Canadian kicker Grant Shaw and a 2012 first-round pick. The 10-year CFL veteran finished 23-of-30 passing for 239 yards in finally beating his former team. “I don’t have any hard feelings,” he said. “Just losing to them twice in the regular season and not having that first win against your former team makes this one feel so much better. “It’s kind of like getting a monkey off our back and being a playoff game makes it a little bit more special.” Edmonton played without linebacker J.C. Sherritt. A finalist for the CFL’s top defensive player award after registering a league-record 130 tackles, Sherritt watched wearing a walking boot on his right foot. The lopsided loss capped a season to forget for Edmonton, which entered the playoffs having lost three straight and eight of its last 10 regular-season games for a 7-11 record overall. And last weekend the club fired general manager Eric Tillman, who had been under tremendous fire in Alberta for trading Ray. Joseph struggled in his first playoff game since leading Saskatchewan to victory in the 2007 Grey Cup game in Toronto and was replaced by youngster Matt Nichols to start the second half. However, Joseph returned late in the third. Nichols guided Edmonton to a field goal on its first possession of the half but was carted off with a dislocated left ankle on the second, finishing 3-of-9 passing for 50 yards. Joseph had a 16-yard TD run before finding Fred Stamps on the two-point convert at 11:08 of the fourth. He then hit Nate Coehoorn with a 39-yard touchdown pass and two-point convert to Cary Koch at 14:37 to finish 12-of-25 passing for 192 yards with
HOCKEY ECHL — Suspended Colorado F Ryan Schnell five games and Utah F Mitch Wahl indefinitely for their actions in recent games. SOCCER MLS—Suspended Seattle Sounders’ D Marc Burch three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for using unacceptable and offensive language towards and opponent in the game against Real Salt Lake. Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASKETBALL NBA—Suspended Sacramento F-C DeMarcus Cousins for two games, without pay, for confronting Spurs announcer Sean Elliot in a hostile manner following a game on Nov. 9. HOCKEY NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Recalled D Nick Schaus from Fort Wayne (ECHL). Central Hockey League FORT WORTH BRAHMAS—Signed F Locke Jillson. Placed F Bradley Gallant on team suspension.
the other goal for defending champions, which will head to Seattle next Sunday in prime position to earn its third MLS Cup appearance in four years. If Los Angeles survives and the Houston Dynamo wraps up the Eastern Conference finals after beating D.C. United 3-1 in the first leg earlier Sunday, the MLS Cup would be a rematch of last season’s game.
two touchdowns and an interception. Toronto travels to Olympic Stadium in Montreal for the East final next Sunday, with the winner advancing to the Grey Cup at Rogers Centre. The Alouettes won the season series 2-1 but the Argos’ lone victory was a 23-20 decision at Molson Stadium on July 27.
NFL: That’s what defences try to do The Texans had just gone up 10-3 on a lunging 2-yard touchdown catch by Foster. A scrambling Cutler took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Dobbins after unleashing a pass on third down at midfield late in the first half. There were offsetting penalties on the play. Cutler got called for an illegal forward pass because he was beyond the line of scrimmage and then got drilled by Dobbins, who was called for unnecessary roughness. Cutler stayed in and the drive ended with his second interception. Kareem Jackson picked off a pass intended for Marshall in double coverage at the Houston 27. “It’s tough,” Campbell said. “That what defences try to do.” Was it a cheap shot? “He caught him right under the chin,” Campbell answered. Cutler was in for the final drive of the half, but Campbell started the third quarter, sending a big chill through Soldier Field. After all, the Bears crumbled last season after Cutler injured his thumb, spoiling a 7-3 start. They went into a tailspin with Caleb Hanie and finished 8-8, costing general manager Jerry Angelo his job. With Campbell now in the mix, the Bears believe they could at least survive, and that theory could be put to the test in a big way with a game at San Francisco next Monday night. Campbell couldn’t lead them back in the second half, although there was plenty of blame to go around for that. Robbie Gould kicked a 24-yard field goal late in the third period, but missed a 48-yarder early in the fourth that would have made it a one-point game. Shayne Graham kicked a 42-yarder for Houston to make it 13-6 with 4:49 left.
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK St-Lambert, Que. — Kieran McDonald led the RDC and Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in the men’s race at the Canadian Colleges cross-country championships Saturday. McDonald finished the eightkilometre run in 25 minutes 56 seconds, four seconds out of third place. Andrew deGroot of St. Claire College of Windsor, Ont., was first at 24:54. Clint Smith of Fanshaw College of London, Ont, was second at 25:41 and Alexandre Lavigne of Sainte-Foy of Quebec third at 25:52. RDC’s top runner and Alberta champion Devin Woodland ran into some problems, which left him well back in 28th at 27:19. Taylor Kraayenbrink of RDC was 21st in the field of 137 at 26:58.
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● High school senior volleyball, 4A zones: Girls — Winner of Lindsay Thurber/Notre Dame at Hunting Hills, second game of bestof-three, 6 p.m.; Boys — Hunting Hilsl at winner of Notre Dame/ Lindsay Thurber, second game of best-of-three, 6 p.m. ● Boxing: Rumble in Red Deer, 7 p.m., Westerner Harvest Centre. ● Major midget female hockey: Highwood at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Kin City B. ● Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton Southside at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Bentley at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.; Stony Plain at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Wheatland at Red Deer Elks, 8:30 p.m., Kin City A.
● Peewee AA hockey: Foothills at Red Deer TBS, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Airdrie at Innisfail, 3:40 p.m. ● High school senior volleyball, 4A zones: Girls — Notre Dame at winner of Lindsay Thurber/Hunting Hills, third game of best-ofthree, if necessary, 1 p.m.; Boys — Winner of Notre Dame/Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, third game of best-of-three, if necessary, 1 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer Steel Kings, 2:30 p.m., Kin City A; Bow Valley at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● Major bantam hockey: Red Deer White at Red Deer Black, 2 p.m., Arena. ● College volleyball: Augustana at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● Martial arts: Winter Warfare 7 Kickboxing and Muay Thai Championship, 7 p.m., Sheraton Events Centre. ● WHL: Swift Current at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium.
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Red Deer Major Bantam Rebels White player Tyler Wall carries the puck into the Calgary Flames zone in a meeting between the two teams at the Arena, Saturday. The Flames came away with the 3-1 win.
MINOR HOCKEY Midget AAA Trey Degraaf and Chase Thudium scored for the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Rebels in a 3-2 loss to the St. Albert Raiders Sunday in an AMHL Showcase Weekend game at Strathmore. Brett Smyth led St. Albert with a pair of goals. On Saturday, the Rebels Chiefs settled for a 1-1 draw with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, who got a dazzling 52-save performance from Red Deer native Anthony Hamill. Jody Sick scored the lone goal for Red Deer, while Jayden Sittler made 15 saves. Minor midget AAA Andrew Perry notched the winning goal
at 3:12 of the third period as the Red Deer IROC Chiefs downed the Calgary Blackhawks 4-3 Saturday. Also scoring for the Chiefs were Spencer Otto, Kirt Fortney and Kale Howarth. Dalyn Haire made 15 saves for the winners, who outshot the visitors 42-18. Meanwhile, the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs rang up a pair of weekend wins, blanking the host Calgary Canucks 8-0 Saturday, one day following a 6-1 home-ice win over the Southeast Hounds. Chase Olsen fired two goals and added three assists against the Canucks, while Brody Dirk stopped all 20 shots he faced. Also scoring for the Chiefs were Mack Differenz, who also chipped in with two assists, Cole Kapak, Brenden Baker, Andrew Kartusch, Toran Corbier and Layne Bensmiller. Northstar outshot the Canucks 41-20.
On Friday, Baker tallied twice and Corbier, Olsen, Dawson Reykdal and Logan Linnell each netted a goal. Branden Bilodeau made 20 saves for the winners, who held a 46-21 advantage in shots. Major bantam Kyle Cornford scored the lone goal for the Red Deer Rebels White in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Calgary Flames Saturday. Lane Congdon made 36 saves for the Rebels White, outshot 39-26. The Rebels White also fell 5-4 to the host Calgary Northstars Sunday. Details were unavailable. The Red Deer Rebels Black were 6-1 losers to the host Southeast Tigers. Ryan Vandervlis scored for Red Deer and Graydon Larson was the losing netminder. The Rebels Black were also bounced 8-3 at Lethbridge. Details were unavailable.
Lightning get first provincials win BY ADVOCATE STAFF The Hunting Hills Lightning made a little history Saturday. The Lightning recorded their first-ever provincial high school football victory with a 14-7 win over the Springbank Phoenix in tier II Southern Division semifinal play in Calgary. “It wasn’t our best effort, but the guys battled and it was a character win,” said Lightning head coach Kyle Sedgwick. “We definitely had some nerves and bus legs (for the 11:30 a.m. game) plus we were coming off a high from the previous weekend when we beat Notre Dame in the league final. And it was cold, which made it tough to hold onto the ball, but that was the same for both teams.” The Lightning made a number of mistakes and took more penalties than they normally do. “We did a lot of things you don’t want to see at this time of the year,” said Sedgwick. Scott Pearson scored on a plunge and then connected on a touchdown strike to Brendan Peterson. Austin Belan kicked a pair of converts. “We made it 14-0 and they came right back to score, but
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL our defence did a good job,” said Sedgwick. The Lightning will face the top-ranked Catholic Central Cougars in Lethbridge next Saturday. The Cougars beat Calgary St. Mary’s Saints 22-7. In the north, Edmonton’s Austin O’Brien downed St. Josephs Celtics of Grande Prairie 22-2 and the Lloydminster at Edmonton McNally game was postponed until today. ● The Notre Dame Cougars battled tough roads to get to Lethbridge for Saturday’s tier I south semifinal, then had nothing left as they were whipped 59-0 by the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams. “Nothing went well . . . nothing,” said Cougars head coach Gino Castellan. “We couldn’t catch the ball, couldn’t run . . . couldn’t do anything. They scored twice on interceptions and twice on blocked punts.” Still Castellan was pleased with his season. “I’m still proud of the guys . . . we’ll regroup and show up next year.” LCI will face the Notre Dame Pride, who beat Henry Wise
Grizzlys down Barons JUNIOR A OLDS — Ethan Jemieff stopped 47 shots and Bart Moran sniped the decisive goal at 14:06 of the third period as the Olds Grizzlys downed the Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-2 in AJHL action Sunday. The Grizzlys led 2-1 after one period on goals by Mitch Owsley and Blair Oneschuk and following a scoreless middle frame, Daniel Gayle pulled the visitors even in the third period. But Moran followed with the eventual winner and Brandon Clowes added an empty-net goal for Olds with 18 seconds remaining before 377 fans at the Sports Complex. Harrison Hendrix scored the Oil Barons’ firstperiod goal while Fort McMurray netminder Ethan Wood made 29 saves. The victory was the second in less than 24 hours for the Grizzlys, who exploded for seven unanswered second-period goals and whipped the visiting Whitecourt Wolverines 8-2 in front of 542 fans Saturday. Newcomer Matthew Marcinew turned in a hattrick performance for Olds, while Dylan Hubbs tallied twice and Moran, Chris Stachiw and Jordan Lajimodiere also scored for the winners. Mathieu Guertinn and Evan Warmington had the Whitecourt goals. Jemieff turned aside 28 shots for the Grizzlys. Tanner Kovacs and Kris Drott combined to make 21 saves at the other end.
Wood 37-1 in an all-Calgary south semifinal. In the north the No. 1-ranked Spruce Grove Panthers whipped Grande Prairie 80-21 and Bev Facey of Sherwood Park stopped the Jasper Place Rebels of Edmonton 3017. ● Tier III will have a new champion after the Stettler Wildcats were eliminated 3114 by the St. Paul Lions in the north semifinal in Stettler Saturday. The ‘Cats fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and 28-0 before Austin Cherewko and Morgan Loshny scored touchdowns for the Wildcats. Frank VanOmmeren kicked a pair of converts. Braden Nelson led the Wildcats with 135 yards rushing on 22 carries. St. Paul will face the St. Albert Skyhawks, who downed Peace River 49-21. In the south the Winston Churchill Bulldogs of Lethbridge beat then Olds Spartans 28-10 and the Cochrane Cobras stopped top-ranked Crescent Heights Vikings of Medicine Hat 32-16. • The West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House lost
43-20 to the homestanding Cold Lake Royals in north semifinal play. The Royals will face Ardrossan, who beat Sexsmith 27-14. In the south, top-ranked Drumheller beat Pincher Creek 21-7 and Willow Creek of Claresholm downed the Highwood Mustangs of High River 36-2. ● Central Alberta teams had a tough time in bantam semifinal play Saturday. The Lindsay Thurber Raiders lost 41-31 to the Stony Plain Blue Bombers in tier II action while the Olds Bulldogs dropped a 38-7 decision to the Calgary Wildcats in tier III. In tier IV the Drumheller Titans were defeated 35-0 by the Medicine Hat Hawks while the Camrose Buffaloes lost 10-6 to the Grande Prairie Bandits. ● The Lacombe Explosion and Stettler Panthers will fight for provincial peewee titles next Saturday. The Explosion downed the Calgary Stampeders 18-6 in tier III semifinal play and will face the Parkland Predators in the final. The Panthers stopped the Lloydminster Colts 26-12 in tier IV play and will clash with the St. Albert Colts.
Wranglers rope one away from Vipers JUNIOR B Jared Williams completed his hat trick with an overtime goal Sunday as the Blackfalds Wranglers pulled out a 5-4 Heritage Junior B Hockey League win over the visiting Red Deer Vipers. Bryce Boguski and Dylan Wiedmer each scored once for the Wranglers, while Jared Kambeitz picked up three assists and Layne Swier made 37 saves. Replying for Red Deer were Colton Weseen, Dustin Spearing, Colten Brule and Troy Klaus. Jayden Adrian stopped 38 shots for the Vipers, who were assessed 10 of 17 minor penalties and one of three majors. In other Heritage League weekend contests involving Central Alberta teams: ● Wyat Haustein ruined the shutout bid of Okotoks Bisons netminder Alex Bilton as the Stettler Lightning suf-
fered a 7-1 loss on the road Sunday. Bilton finished with 31 saves. Stettler goaltender Simon Thieleman stopped 45 shots. ● The Ponoka Stampeders were 3-1 losers to the visiting Medicine Hat Cubs Saturday. Cole Pritchard potted the lone goal for the Stamps, who got a 31-save effort from Aaron Swier while being outshot 34-25. ● Brady Hoover stopped 49 shots for the Three Hills Thrashers in a 5-4 win over the visiting Strathmore Wheatland Kings Saturday. Dylan Houston notched a pair of goals for the Thrashers, who got singles from Connor Ablett, Cameron Braun and Jacob Hamel. Strathmore outshot Three Hills 53-43. ● Blackfalds dropped a 6-4 decision to host Okotoks Friday. Details were unavailable.
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RDC comes away with sweep of Kodiaks BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF
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An RDC player puts down a big hit while playing the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Saturday at RDC.
Queens 3 Kodiaks 0 Amber Adolf was a perfect fit for the RDC Queens volleyball squad this season. The 18-year-old native of Trochu has been able to help fill the void with the loss of power hitter Makenzie Quinn, who is with the Mount Royal University Cougars this season. Adolf is quickly getting comfortable and Saturday afternoon was at the top of her game with 12 kills and 14 digs as the Queens beat the Lethbridge College Kodiaks 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 in Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League action at RDC. “It’s a big change from club and high school, but I’m getting used to it,” she said. “The speed of the game is the big difference as I wasn’t used to the fast balls. Plus the number of older players. I’m used to being with players my own age, but I’m up against players who are 25 and some in their fourth and fifth year. It’s different, but also fun going against them and knowing you can play with them.” Adolf learned the game in Trochu, but also has been involved in club volleyball since Grade 8. “I played club for two years in Three Hills in division II and then decided to come to Red Deer,” she explained. Adolf played middle until she arrived in Red Deer, where she was converted to the outside. “Once I moved to the outside I had to work on my passing and defence,” she said. “I didn’t play back row while in the middle. It’s a big change, but I feel a lot more comfortable with it now.” She’s also feeling more comfortable hitting the ball against bigger blocks at the college level. She spends a good deal of time talking with veteran power hitter Brooke Sutter. “Brooke and I talk a lot about the plays and what’s coming and what to do in certain situations,” said Adolf. “We definitely work well together.” Sutter was also on top of her game Saturday with 13 kills and 13 digs and one stuff block. The Queens were especially sharp Saturday compared
to Friday when they won 3-1. “Today was one of those matches you’re hoping for as coaches,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “We made good decisions, controlled the ball on serve receive and defence, which allowed us to run the offence like we planned.” Setter Kirsten Sorensen was able to get everyone involved. Plus the RDC middles — Leanne Price and Dani VanAlstyne — were sharp. VanAlsthyne had seven kills, a block and five digs while Price had four kills, three blocks and five digs. “Our middles did a great job of getting hand penetration at the net and making good decisions. They were patient and identified when they (Kodiaks) were going to the middle,” said Walton. Kings 3 Kodiaks 1 The Kodiaks were a lot sharper than they were in a 3-0 loss to RDC Friday. “We knew they’d be better, but we prepared for that and except for a few points we let get away in the second set we played well enough to get it done,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha following a 25-20, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19 victory. “One of the things the Kodiaks did better was serve. “Their No. 9 (Hakon Ostrem of Norway) was ripping the serve and we made a few adjustments and treated it like we were on defence and did a good job of getting the ball up to Sam (setter Sam Brisbane).” Brisbane was once again outstanding, moving the ball around on offence. Tim Finnigan finished with 15 kills and 12 digs while Chris Osborn had 12 kills and nine digs, Chris Jones 10 kills and 11 digs. Brisbane had three hills, three blocks and five digs. “Sam was good all weekend and his blocks early against No. 9 really boosted our momentum,” concluded Schulha. RDC teams face the University of Alberta, Augustana in a home-andhome next weekend — Friday in Camrose and Saturday at RDC. The women go at 6 p.m. with the men to follow. ● Olds College lost both matches at Lakeland College Saturday — 3-2 in women’s play and 3-0 in men’s action. email@example.com
Kings come away with win despite difficulties Kings 96 Wolves 86 GRANDE PRAIRIE — The RDC Kings didn’t have things going their way Saturday, but still managed to pull out a 96-86 victory over the Grande Prairie College Wolves in Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League play. The Kings travelled on the bus for most of the day Saturday, then lost head coach Clayton Pottinger in the second quarter when he was ejected after inquiring about a reset on the shot clock. “It was the first time I’ve ever been ejected in my playing or coaching career,” said Pottinger. “It upset the guys and shook them up a bit, but they showed a lot of character and battled through it.” The Kings also ran into foul trouble with Rob Pierce missing a good portion of the game along with Joel Carroll. “We were in foul trouble for what we consider good clean defence,” said Pottinger, who also saw Sam Lolik and his point guards — Lloyd Strickland and Matt Johnson — in foul trouble. In the end Lolik finished with 18 points and nine rebounds while Dave Poole added 15 points, Pierce and Carroll 12 each and Jacob Cusumano 11. Wolves 55 Queens 53
The next step for the RDC Queens will be to hit the win column. They are consistently moving forward and came within a missed three-point shot at the buzzer of pulling out a victory over the Wolves. Still they lost 55-53 for their fifth loss of the season. “We’ve gone from losing by 30 to two, now it’s time to9 star winning some of these games,” said Queens head coach Mike Woollard. The Queens led by five heading into the fourth quarter and eventually lost on a field goal by Kelly O’Hallahan with 21 seconds remaining. “They put on a press to start the fourth quarter and it got them back even and then it was a see-saw affair right to the end,” explained Woollard. Amrei Bondzio had 13 points and Melissa Woolley 11 for RDC while Teighan Ponto added six points and seven rebounds. The RDC squads visit Augustana Vikings Saturday. ● Olds College lost a twin bill to Grant MacEwan Saturday — 72-68 in girls’ play and 79-65 in men’s action. Cross-country St-Lambert, Que. — RDC’s Catherine Alcorn was 61st and Laura Friesen 93rd in the field of 136 at the
Canadian Colleges cross-country championships, Saturday. Alcorn came in at 21:29 in the 5km run with Friesen at 22:45. Frederique Latraverse of Sainte-Foy won in 17:58 with Marriya Jenkins of Concordia College of Edmonton at 18:37 and Alexandra Gordichuk of Grant MacEwan art 18:49. Grant MacEwan won the women’s team title. Soccer Concordia College dropped a 2-0 decision to Ahuntsic of Quebec in the Canadian Colleges women’s soccer final. NAIT beat Thompson Rivers University of Kamloops 1-0 in the third-place game. On the men’s side, NAIT placed sixth, losing 4-1 to Douglas College of New Westminster in the fifthplace game. SAIT beat Holland College 4-0 to take seventh place. Humber College of Etobicoke, Ont., defeated Vancouver Island University of Nanaimo in penalty kicks. The teams were tied 2-2 with Humber winning 7-6 in the extra kicks.
Admirals get first win No progress made despite more talks CHINOOK LEAGUE Paul Mailey and Cody Esposito each contributed a goal and an assist as the Sylvan Lake Admirals posted their first win of the Chinook Hockey League season Saturday, 6-5 over the host Stony Plain Eagles. The Admirals got additional goals from Jeff Young, Brandon Knelsen, Curtis Leinweber and Ernie Stewart. Scott Galenza made 37 saves for Sylvan Lake. Brant Middleton led Stony Plain with two goals, while netminder Wade Waters stopped 35 shots. Elsewhere Saturday, the Innisfail Eagles dropped a 5-4 decision to the host Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs. Scoring for Innisfail were Jamie Routledge, Tylor Keller, Corey Tibble and Bobby Coles. Colin Stebner and Todd-Daniel Lafontaine combined to make 37 saves for the visitors. Meanwhile, the Bentley Generals completed a weekend exhibtion sweep of the visiting Fort St. John Flyers Sunday, winning 4-3 on goals from Don Morrison, Travis Brigley, Curtis Austring and Matt Stefanishion. Travis Yonkman made 25 saves for the Gens, who directed 32 shots at Flyers goalie Jared Anderson. The Generals were 8-4 winners Saturday as Stefanishion scored twice and Brigley, Austring, Brett Thurston, Dustin Sproat, Eric Schneider and Travis Dunstall each added a single goal. Winning goaltender Trevor Koenig made 28 saves. Troy Hunt turned aside 30 shots for the visitors.
INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY THE CANADIAN PRESS MUNICH, Germany — Canada lost 6-1 to Switzerland at the Deutschland Cup on Sunday to finish the tournament 0-3. Jamie Fraser had the only goal for the Canadians, who got 32 saves from Sebastien Caron. Roman Wick and Tim Ramholt each had two goals for Switzerland (2-1), while Kevin Romy and Ryan Gardner also scored. Martin Gerber made 41 saves for the win. Germany defeated 2-0 Slovakia in Sunday’s other game to finish the tournament with a 3-0 record, good for first place. The Slovaks finished 1-2. The Canadian roster was comprised of players in European pro leagues. There was no playoff format at the tournament, meaning the team with the highest point total at the end of the round robin won the title.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — As quickly as NHL labour negotiations got going again, they came to a screeching halt. Now there is no telling when the league and the players will return to the bargaining table. After a one-day break following a series of formal discussions this week, the sides got back to business on Sunday. Less than 90 minutes after talks solely about player-contract issues started, they were over. The players contend the NHL has dug in on its position and is not willing to negotiate. “The owners made it clear there is no give with respect to their proposals unless the players are willing to take them — this is my phrase, not theirs — down to the comma, then there is nothing to do, that we’re past the point of give and take,” players’ association executive director Donald Fehr said. No new plans to talk were made, but today wasn’t ruled out. The sides will be in touch, and if they do decide to meet then, those talks will take place in Toronto where leaders from the NHL and the players’ association will be to attend Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. “The two sides will be talking,” Fehr said. “I don’t know when we will get back together again. I suspect it won’t be too long, but I don’t have any idea. We’ve indicated to them that when they resume, we’d like it to be in Toronto soon. We’re meeting down here in large part because of the convenience, especially after the hurricane, for the families and staff of the NHL. Now we’d like to get some of our people back to their families, too.” Getting together hasn’t been a problem recently once tensions thawed a bit after both sides rejected proposals on Oct. 18.
NHL LABOUR TALKS NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly met with union special counsel Steve Fehr last weekend, and that led to four straight days of talks this week in New York that ended on a sour note Friday night. Donald Fehr and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman also took part in Sunday’s brief discussions. Daly, Steve Fehr and Los Angeles Kings forward Kevin Westgarth got together for an informal lunch meeting on Saturday in New York, and the sides made plans Sunday morning to meet again at the NHL’s Manhattan office. They just couldn’t get any traction on the hotly contested issues involving player contract terms. The NHL wants to limit contracts to five years, make rules to prohibit back-diving contracts the league feels circumvents the salary cap, keep players ineligible for unrestricted free agency until they are 28 or have eight years of professional service time, cut entry-level deals to two years, and make salary arbitration after five years. Daly said Sunday that owners have conveyed the message to him that these issues are of vital importance in a new deal. While there could be room to negotiate within the framework, the bottom line on these issues remains the same. “It’s fair to say, while there was a candid discussion on those issues, and certainly each side explained their positions to the other, I don’t think there was any progress on those issues,” Daly said. “I would’ve hoped that during the course of the past week they would’ve shown some movement on those issues toward us, knowing what our fundamental concerns are. The message we basi-
cally got this week was, ’We know what your contracting proposals are, we’re not prepared to agree to them.’ “They are not issues that can be traded off. They are all important issues to us. That doesn’t mean you can’t talk about them and shake them. There is flexibility around the issues we need to achieve but they are not issues that we can walk away from.” Despite reports that talks on Friday got heated before negotiations ended, Daly said Sunday he doesn’t feel animosity has crept into the bargaining room. However, if the sides can’t find common ground, there won’t be a deal anytime soon to save the already delayed and shortened season. A few hours into Friday’s session, negotiations broke down over the core economic differences that separate the sides and are threatening the season completely. The lockout already has caused the NHL to call off 327 regularseason games, including the New Year’s Day Winter Classic. A lockout wiped out the entire 2004-05 season. “I always like to look at the glass as half-full, not half-empty. I like to be optimistic,” Daly said. “I don’t know exactly where they are on economics. I hope we’re getting closer in that regard. With respect to these issues, they are important issues. “If we can find some way to address our concerns in these (player contract) issues, we can move this process forward. Right now, given their opposition to addressing some of these issues, I don’t know where we go.”
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WINE AUCTION HELPS STUDENTS Red Deer College students will benefit from the funds raised at the recent wine auction and dinner. More than $95,000 came in from benefactors at the 16th annual event. All proceeds from the gourmet meal, live and silent auctions and cork raffle go towards supporting student scholarships and awards.
SNOWBOARD, SKI SWAP Get some good deals in skis and snowboard gear. Canadian Ski Patrol’s Red Deer Zone will host its annual Ski Swap from Friday to Sunday. It will be held in conjunction with the Red Deer Snow Fest Ski and Snowboard at the Ag Centre at Red Deer’s Westerner Park. New and used skis, snowboards, boots, helmets and crosscountry gear will be on hand. Cash only. Those who wish to bring in their consignment items are asked to do so on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. Sales will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Sunday. Pickup/cash out will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call Bud Offet at 403350-9411 or email at email@example.com.
FASHION FUNDRAISER Central Alberta Women’s Outreach programs will gain from an upcoming fashion show fundraiser. The first annual Aurora Ladies Benefit goes on Saturday at the Holiday Inn located in Gasoline Alley east. Doors for the black and white-themed event open at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres at 7:30 p.m. and the fashion show and entertainment beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75 each or a table of eight for $525 and available by calling the Aurora Medical Centre at 403-358-5818.
MADD VIGIL Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds its 20th annual candle light vigil on Saturday. The public is welcome to join families paying tribute to loved ones lost in impaired driving incidents at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church located at 4929 54th St. Those wishing to participate by lighting a candle should contact the MADD Red Deer and district chapter office at 403-347-9922.
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BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF When Dr. Bob Cram first started his orthodontics practice in Red Deer, he had no idea his first patient would have four legs. But when he first set up shop in 1980, Cram was contacted by the Cedarwood Vet Clinic to put a set of braces on a German Shepherd. “That was a bit rocky,” said Cram. “The practice has gone to the dogs already. “I got a call and the guy asked me if I was Bob Cram the new orthodontist. I said yeah, and he said ‘want to do braces on a dog.’” Cram said he would call the guy back and looked the number up in the phone book to find out who was making the call. After discovering it was a legitimate request he returned the call. “It was a German Shepherd with a really bad bite,” said Cram. “So we did braces on him and fixed him up in about two months.” At the time in 1980 his office wasn’t yet finished and he didn’t have any patients, so he took what work he could. Cram said over the course of his career he worked on about a dozen dogs. Eventually his practice would grow to include humans and over the next 30-plus years Cram would put braces on the teeth of many Red Deerians, something he loved to do. “It was a fun experience, I just loved going to work,” said Cram. “I was very blessed with quite a few long-term staff, it becomes almost a family thing when you’re doing second or third generation patients it is a hoot.” But it wasn’t always this way. Growing up in Indian Head, Sask. Cram himself was told he needed braces and headgear. But he was stubborn and didn’t behave, and being as there was only one orthodontist he had access to, he was kicked out. “I didn’t comply and I got turfed,” said Cram. “I wasn’t behaving. A number of years later a different orthodontist came to Saskatchewan and I ended up going to him and having re-treatment.” As Cram grew up he realized that becoming an orthodontist was a career path that spoke to him. º“I thought, this is what I wanted to do,” said Cram. “I want to work with my hands and I want to work with people this age.” When he made the decision to pursue this career he had no idea how long it would take. Eleven years of university later, Cram completed the “brutal” journey and got into the business. He went to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon for both his Bachelors of Science, pre-dentistry, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine, from 1966 to 1975. After spending a couple of years in Saskatchewan going into schools and doing the dentistry for children under a provincial public health program, he enrolled in the MCID (Orthodontics) program at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. “I knew I wanted to go back to orthodontics,” said Cram. “Dentistry was kind of something I had to do to get to orthodontics.” Before he started his practice in Red Deer he taught at the dentistry school and the University of Saskatchewan. The story of how he ended up in Red Deer started back when he was taking dentistry in school. During the summer his job
Dr. Bob Cram: growing up he realized that becoming an orthodontist was a career path that spoke to him. was to drive the Greyhound bus from Edmonton to Calgary. “I rolled through Red Deer a few times and thought, hey this is a nice sized place,” said Cram. “Being from Saskatchewan there is no way on God’s green earth I was going to go to Edmonton or Calgary.” As he was teaching he decided he would rather do and not just teach. He came out to Red Deer and started his practice in 1980. For the next 33 years he practiced in Red Deer. Cram was very involved in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists during his career, even becoming its president for a term from 2008 to 2009. “I really miss the contact with the patients,” said Cram. “It’s a fun experience, it’s not painful anymore and I had a needle phobia so 33 years of never giving a needle was just fine with me.” As someone who didn’t initially enjoy the experience of getting braces, Cram said it made it easier to relate to the young people who were his patients. “The only stress in the office is really at the front desk with the parents paying the receptionist,” said Cram. Cram was not just an orthodontist in the community. He was an active member of the Red Deer Flying Club. But the interest in flying started in the early 1980s when Cram and his accountant started taking lessons. They took their lessons over two years and ended up buying a plane from the fly-
ing school together with three partners. Eventually the group ended up having three different planes. Now that he lives out in Qualicum Beach, B.C. he recently sold one of the planes he was a partner on and is looking to get into the activity on the coast. Cram said flying was a bit like orthodontics in that you had to plan everything and be meticulous, while being different enough that it is very relaxing to fly. An ulterior motive for Cram was getting to see his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders easily. “What would you prefer to do? An eight and a half hour drive or a two and a half hour flight,” said Cram. Cram would fly to about six Riders games a year. But sometimes he wouldn’t fly back. One year he won the flying club’s Greyhound award, which is given to the person who makes the most one-way flights. “The point being, that is when most of the accidents occur,” said Cram. “When people push the weather. You would never fly into that weather going to the game, you wouldn’t go if the weather was bad. You have to be disciplined enough.” Though Cram has chosen to retire to B.C. he said he will miss his friends and the organizations he was a part of in Red Deer. “Red Deer is a great place to raise a family,” said Cram. “I have two kids and we had a great time. It was a fabulous experience.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Long-time Co-op member wins grand prize BY ADVOCATE STAFF One lucky co-op shopper and Red Deer Advocate reader is $3,000 richer. Gerald Gillett, a long time Red Deer Co-op member, won the grand prize, $3,000 in groceries. If Gillett weren’t an Advocate subscriber the prize would have been $1,500 as prizes were doubled for subscribers. “This is great,” said Gillett. “I’m not working right not and this is just going to be perfect. Keep me out of a tight spot.”
GROCERY GIVEAWAY Frida Johnson won the second prize of $1,500 and Erna Teske won the third prize of $500. Both had their prizes doubled as well because they are subscribers to the Advocate. The draw took place as 12 finalists were eligible, however not everyone showed up and no-shows were ineligible for a prize, at the downtown co-op plaza. Gift bags were handed out to all but the last three contestants who eagerly awaited Fred Gor-
man, Red Deer Advocate publisher, to draw the grand prize winner. “It’s great to have the co-op as a partner,” said Gorman. “They’re a great store.” The contest, which started on Sept. 24, had entry boxes packed as each week two names were drawn for a prize of a $50 co-op gift card, $100 if the person was an Advocate subscriber. Those two names then qualified for the grand prize draw, which took place on Nov. 10.
“We thought it was a great opportunity to partner up with the Advocate and it brings a lot of customers to our locations,” said Robinson. “It’s been very effective and it brings a lot of people out.” This was the second year in a row the contest has been held, and a similar one was previously held in 2009. “It was very successful this year,” said Robinson. “There were thousands and thousands of entries.”
New Year’s to feature return of fireworks BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF After an eight-year hiatus, fireworks will return to Bower Ponds for one special New Year’s Eve. The unique fireworks — to be set to music — are part of the Centennial First Night Skating Party to kick off Red Deer’s 100th anniversary celebrations. The all-ages launch will feature music from the last 10 decades, interactive performers, glow sticks, hot drinks and birthday cake. Sheila Bannerman, Red Deer Centennial Committee chairperson, said organizers wanted to do something at its launch that excited and inspired residents for the entire year. “These aren’t just going to be fireworks,” said Bannerman. “The fireworks will be set to music.” The fireworks to kick off 2004 were cancelled because of a lack of funding, and the popular event has never returned. Bannerman said the display will be simi-
lar to the fireworks show at the Sea Vancouver Festival but on a smaller scale. The music will be recorded and tailored to Red Deer’s birthday. A professional fireworks company was hired and has conducted a site visit. “It should be really fun,” she said. “It’s an exciting combination of fireworks and music. We’re really excited about that.” The fun gets underway on Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Another birthday bash out of the five planned by the organizing committee is the Homecoming Festival on June 29 and 30. Bannerman said the weekend events will feature a pancake breakfast, the Centennial Grove Legacy Project dedication, concert, outdoor movie and cultural passport afternoon. Ghost statues will come alive in downtown Red Deer and people will get the opportunity to chat with them. “We want people to be involved in discovering Red Deer,” said Bannerman. “Just to get really excited about who we are and what we have to offer today and the future.” The theme of the year is light and residents will see this reflected in the events
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Nov. 12 1775 — American Revolutionary Gen. Richard Montgomery lands at Point St. Charles and marches into Montreal, a day after Guy Carleton evacuates the town. 1996 — Blue Jays pitcher Pat Hentgen wins the Cy Young Award. Hentgen was 2010 with a 3.22 ERA and became the first player from a Canadian team to win the award. 1971 — Paul Joseph Cini hijacks an Air
Canada plane over the Prairies, but is soon subdued and arrested. He was brandishing 54 sticks of dynamite and a shotgun. 1962 — The International Exhibition Bureau approves Montreal’s bid to hold a world’s fair, Expo ’67. 1939 — Canadian surgeon Dr. Norman Bethune dies of blood poisoning (septicemia) while operating a battlefield hospital in North China for Communist troops under Mao Tse Tung. He becomes a hero of the revolution. 1938 — Lions Gate Bridge opens for traffic to North Vancouver.
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TAKE STOCK No quick decision on Greece BERLIN — Germany’s finance minister says international creditors won’t be rushed when it comes to approving the next batch of rescue loans for Greece. Wolfgang Schaeuble told a German newspaper in an interview published Sunday that the so-called troika of debt inspectors likely won’t deliver their report on Greece’s reform program by Monday. Weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag quoted Schaeuble as saying that even when the report is submitted to the European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund it will have to be studied carefully. He says Germany’s parliament must have the chance to “check, discuss and decide” on the release of another C31.5 billion ($39.99 billion) in loans to Athens.
HTC settles disputes with Apple TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. has settled with Apple Inc. on their outstanding patent disputes. In a joint statement Sunday, the two companies said they also signed a 10-year license agreement that will extend to current and future patents held by one other. Apple and HTC had battled patents over various smartphone features since March 2010, with the Cupertinobased firm accusing HTC phones that run on Google’s Android software of infringing on its patents. HTC chief executive Peter Chou says ending the litigation will allow his company to focus more on product innovation. HTC has grown as the first maker of phones running on Android software. But its sales faltered from the second half of 2011 in a market increasingly divided between Apple and Samsung Electronics Co.
EU budget talks collapse PARIS — Negotiations over next year’s European Union budget have collapsed after a dispute between member states and the European Commission over a shortfall in the 2012 budget. The talks, which essentially ended before they began, could be a sign of trouble ahead for longer-term EU budget issues. At issue was a C8.9 billion ($11.3 billion) shortfall for 2012, according to the European Commission, which asked the states to cover the sum. Several states imposing spending cuts at home questioned the amount. The European Parliament lead negotiator Alain Lamassoure said the commission must submit a new proposal before talks, which face a Tuesday deadline, could continue. The only agreement Friday was for C670 million in aid to Italian earthquake victims. — The Associated Press
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Stocks in for losses ON WORRIES POLITICAL GRIDLOCK WILL DERAIL FISCAL CLIFF DEAL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Stock markets look set for a steady drip of losses in the near future as traders worry that American lawmakers won’t be able to avoid a series of damaging spending cuts and tax increases coming into effect at the beginning of next year. Worries about the impending fiscal cliff sent North American markets lower last week after traders immediately turned their attention from a fierce election campaign that essentially left the American political landscape unchanged to the looming deadline. The TSX ended the week down 183.61 points or 1.48 per cent while the Dow fell 277.77 points or 2.12 per cent. The fiscal cliff label refers to a string of tax increases and steep spending cuts aimed at cutting the deficit which are set to take effect at the first of the year. If they are allowed to take full effect, the cuts and tax increases will total about at least half a trillion dollars and take a big chunk out of GDP, in 2013.
‘YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER THAT THE TAX RATE ON CAPITAL GAINS IN THE U.S. IS 15 PER CENT. AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE SUGGESTING THE TAX RATES SHOULD BE CLOSER TO THE RATE THAT’S PAID ON REGULAR INCOME AND INTEREST INCOME AND SO ON.’ — NORMAN RASCHKOWAN, NORTH AMERICAN STRATEGIST
AT MACKENZIE FINANCIAL CORP Failure to come up with a compromise would likely tip the U.S. back into recession and drag down other economies with it. Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says the fiscal cliff is the most imminent threat facing the Canadian economy. Traders found little comfort from an announcement by President Barack Obama Friday that he is inviting congressional and business leaders to a meeting next for talks aimed at finding a compromise. But he made it clear that spending cuts must be combined with new revenue, adding he would not accept any approach that isn’t balanced and doesn’t include the wealthy pay-
ing more taxes. Losses were deeper on U.S. markets as traders weighed the odds of much higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains. “People woke up Wednesday morning and those who have meaningful investment positions said OK, nothing has really changed in the government so it looks like tax rates will be going up, one way or another,” said Norman Raschkowan, North American strategist at Mackenzie Financial Corp. “And you have to consider that the tax rate on capital gains in the U.S. is 15 per cent (the same as the tax rate on dividends). And the Democrats are suggesting the tax rates should
be closer to the rate that’s paid on regular income and interest income and so on.” He pointed out that the U.S. market has come a long way since hitting bottom in March, 2009, leaving many investors with strong gains on their portfolios. “And they’re going to say, maybe I’ll take those gains now at the 15 per cent tax rate rather than risk taking them next year at whatever the higher rate is. And people who bought these stocks for the dividends are suddenly saying, maybe they’re not quite as attractive,” he said. A major reason for the lack of confidence in American lawmakers is that traders recall the fierce infighting that went on during the debate on raising the U.S. debt limit during the summer of 2011. The raucous debate pressured financial markets around the world. It’s not just Americans who are more inclined to sell these days. Canadians are also finding that the U.S. isn’t as attractive as it was earlier this year.
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Citigroup executives paid millions CALLED ‘INCENTIVE AWARDS’ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Citigroup has paid its former CEO Vikram Pandit, who resigned abruptly last month, a bonus of $6.7 million for work he did for the bank this year. The bank, which disclosed the payment in a regulatory filing Friday, also paid its former chief operating officer John Havens, who left the bank at the same time Pandit did, $6.8 million. Citi characterized the payments as “incentive awards” and said the two executives weren’t entitled to any severance payments as a result of their departures. The executives will get 40 per cent of the money right away, and the rest will be paid in installments through 2017. Citi said Pandit and Havens will continue to vest in deferred stock and deferred cash incentive awards previously granted to them. Those were worth $8.8 million for Pandit and $8.7 million for Havens. Pandit’s sudden departure from Citi on Oct. 16 shocked the financial industry. Citi gave no
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Vikram Pandit, CEO of CitiGroup, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting, in New York. Citigroup has paid its former CEO Pandit, who resigned abruptly in October 2012, a bonus of $6.7 million for work he did for the bank this year. explanation at the time, but it was widely reported that Pandit had fallen out of favour with the company’s board. The bank was embarrassed by several missteps including failing a financial checkup this spring with the Federal Reserve, which refused Citi’s request to raise its dividend. Pandit joined Citi in 2007 and steered the bank through the financial crisis. He accepted a token $1 in compensation in 2010 as the bank righted itself. His pay increased to $15 million in
2011, roughly in line with most of his counterparts. But Citi’s shareholders, unhappy with a 44 per cent plunge in the bank’s stock price that year, rebuked Citi by rejecting his pay package in a non-binding vote this spring. In the filing, Citi’s chairman, Michael O’Neill, said in a statement that Pandit and Havens made important contributions to Citi that warranted the payments. “Vikram steered Citi through the financial crisis, realigned
its strategy, bolstered its risk management processes and returned it to profitability ...,” O’Neill said. “Based on the progress this year through the date of separation, the Board determined that an incentive award for their work in 2012 was appropriate and equitable.” As part of the agreements Citi made with Pandit and Havens granting the payments, the two executives agreed not to become affiliated with another major bank or to poach Citi executives or clients for a year.
U.S. food exports to Cuba flatline ISLAND NATION TURNS ELSEWHERE FOR CHEAPER DEALS, LONG-TERM CREDITS, LESS HASSLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kellogg’s. Gatorade. Hormel. Hunt. Many of America’s best-known brands were on display at a Havana exposition centre this past week as representatives hawked some of the few U.S. products that can legally be exported to Cuba, thanks to an exception to the U.S. embargo allowing cash-up-front sales of food, agricultural goods and medicine. But cold numbers belie the enthusiasm on the convention centre floor. Cuban purchases of U.S. goods have plunged as the island increasingly turns to countries like China, Brazil, Vietnam and Venezuela,
which offer cheaper deals, long-term credits and less hassle over payment and shipping. “The pattern that we see is it’s just continuing to either be lower each year, or if it does increase, it’s just not a lot at all,” said John Kavulich, senior policy adviser to the New York-based U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council. “No executives should be going to a travel agent and buying a ticket to go down to Havana thinking that there’s going to be a change.” U.S. sales of food and agricultural commodities to the communist-run island began more than a decade ago with the Trade Sanctions Reform Act enacted in 2000 under President Clinton. Modest sales of $138
million the following year rose steadily to a peak of $710 million in 2008, according to statistics calculated by Kavulich’s group. The value of U.S. exports to Cuba has since plummeted to just over half that last year at $358 million. It was $250 million through the first six months of 2012, with no sign of improvement. It’s been a tenuous trade from the beginning, partly due to U.S. rules requiring cash payment before goods can even be shipped. Payments must be made through third-party banking systems that take a hefty cut of each transaction, besides the fees levied on multiple currency swaps.
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Gender differences impact finances TALBOT BOGGS
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars — still. The differences that divide men and women in many areas of life continue exist to some degree in finances as well. Some recent reports show that there is still a difference between how men and women approach investments and financial planning for retirement. But the two sexes tend to be on the same page in a couple of ar-
eas when it comes to talking about insurance and teaching children about money. Canadian women are becoming richer and are controlling more wealth. According to the Boston Consulting Group, North American women control approximately one-third of all wealth on the continent, and that number is growing by about eight per cent a year. A study for BMO Bank of Mon-
treal study found that 82 per cent of Canadian women are either the primary decision-maker or have equal responsibility with their partners for household financial decisions. However, in spite of this financial clout, women still are less confident than men about their finances.
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Men, for example, are more likely to have investments and a financial plan than women, and men tend to be more engaged and confident with financial planning and are more open to taking risks. As a result of a variety of factors, including lower earnings, intermittent work histories and longer life spans, women tend to be less financially prepared for retirement than men. “It’s great news that women are controlling an increasing amount of wealth in Canada and are key decision makers for households,” said Tina Di Vito, head of the BMO Retirement Institute “However, it is also clear that women need to become more confident with managing their finances and preparing for life events such as retirement.” Studies on the subject have found some other stark differences in how men and woman approach money and investments. Men are more likely to save for the future while women are more inclined to live for today. Women are more likely to worry about balancing savings for immediate priorities versus putting money away for the longer term or their retirement, while men are more likely to put money toward retirement savings and build their investment portfolios. A couple of areas where men and women seem to be on the same page when it comes to money and finances are with insurance and teaching children about money. Men and women play nearly equal roles in teaching money management skills to their children. “It’s important that parents take every opportunity to have the ‘money talk’ with their kids,” said Alyson Schafer, a parenting expert and psychotherapist. Summer and other holidays are great opportunities “not only to discuss the value of a dollar but also to put some best practices into action,” Schafer said. But when it comes to insurance, neither men nor women seem to like discussing the topic. A TD Insurance poll has found that 31 per cent of Canadians have never discussed life insurance with their partners. One third of Canadians who have been in a relationship for five to nine years admitted they have never broached the subject of insurance, including 17 per cent who had children. Canadians under 35 were the most likely to have never discussed the issue. “Talking about insurance isn’t always an easy conversation,” said Dave Minor, vice-president of TD Insurance. “It doesn’t matter who’s driving the conversation, the important thing is to talk about it. Considering how integral finances are to a family’s well-being, it’s surprising and concerning to find that some couples aren’t talking about life insurance at all.” 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.
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON — Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power plant is expected to complete its refurbishment this fall, marking the end of a risky project that saw spills, cost overruns and federalprovincial squabbling. When the Point Lepreau generating station in New Brunswick was shut down in March 2008, NB Power officials said the refurbishment would span 18 months and cost $1.4 billion. More than four years and another billion dollars later, the provincial Crown utility company is hoping the repairs will extend the plant’s life by 27 years, supplying about one-third of New Brunswick’s power needs. “Point Lepreau will be a valuable asset and a great investment for $2.4 billion,” NB Power president Gaetan Thomas said in an interview. “We are still going to be able to produce clean energy from Point Lepreau — over 700 megawatts — for less than nine cents per kilowatt hour and that makes it a very competitive option.”
But Norm Rubin of Energy Probe, a Toronto-based energy watchdog group, said the refurbishment and the lapses along the way underscore the risks associated with nuclear technology. “Because it’s nuclear it is inherently hazardous and everything has to go right,” Rubin said. “Because of that, every kind of small boo-boo turns into a megaproject boo-boo, so it is an unforgiving technology. “Some of the problems that turned this thing into a laughing stock were really weird ... like dropping a turbine into the ocean.” On Oct. 15, 2008, two turbine rotors plunged into the Saint John harbour as they were being loaded onto a barge for delivery to Point Lepreau. They had to be recovered and sent back to the manufacturer for repair in the United Kingdom. There were also two spills of radioactive heavy water within the past year, one of which prompted an evacuation. In each case no one was hurt and the heavy water was retrieved. The setbacks were noticed by
Hydro-Quebec, which announced last month that it would not proceed with a $4.3-billion refurbishment of its Gentilly-2 reactor — the only nuclear power plant in Quebec. The Crown-owned utility company’s president cited the problems at Point Lepreau as a factor in the decision. Critics of the work at Point Lepreau constantly warned of what happened in Ontario. In 1997, four nuclear reactors in Pickering, Ont., were shut down to perform upgrades to the emergency shutdown system, and the effort to restart them resulted in long delays and major cost overruns. A review committee appointed by the Ontario government attributed the cost hikes to bad management. “We actually applied all the lessons from Ontario, but because it was the first time to do a Candu-6 reactor there were other lessons to be learned,” Thomas said. One of the biggest lessons to be learned was how to properly replace the plant’s 380 calandria tubes, which house fuel channels and uranium fuel bundles that power the reactor.
CLIFF: ‘Can’t believe there won’t be an agreement’ “In our portfolios, I’ve been very bullish on the U.S. and up to now, and I still think longer-term, it will do well,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investment. “But for the next three months now, I’m taking off a little bit of my bet on the U.S., hedging it by putting some (money) in Canada because I think if the fiscal cliff doesn’t get resolved, I don’t want to be significantly overweight. If it does, I can get back into my position right away.” At the same time, market analysts make clear that they can’t believe there won’t be an agreement, even it comes at a minute before midnight. “I have to believe that common sense is going to prevail and there will be, both sides will say, look, we do have to compromise here, let’s find a way and they’ll do something because they both realize how they’re holding the economy back,” said Jim Muir, director at Fraser Mackenzie. “I can’t believe that these politicians would be that stupid.”
CUBA: Complications Shipping is complicated by U.S. embargo regulations. Moreover, the PR value of buying Made In America faded for Cuba as it became commonplace to see Coca-Cola in tourist hotels and Miller beer on store shelves. So when a plunging global economy pulled Cuba down with it five years ago, Havana had every incentive to hunt for a better deal from friendly nations where government-run companies offer better terms and often won’t complain publicly about rolling over late payments. Even private-sector companies in those countries may be more pliant, counting on guarantees by their governments. “Cuba can still never beat the U.S. for many of the products — not all, but many,” Kavulich said. “But when you add into the equation the lack of ability to directly have payment terms, the inability to use more efficient transportation systems between the two countries and the lack of political benefit, then the Cuban government will turn elsewhere.” As the fair opened this week, state-run food purchaser Alimport calculated it will spend $105 million more than necessary on U.S. imports due to unfavourable credit terms, currency exchanges and logistical losses in shipping. “Since vessels from other countries that dock in Cuban ports must wait six months to go to the United States, the shippers charge high freights,” Alimport vice-president Eidel M. Mussi Velazquez said. The company projected $440 million in U.S. purchases this year, well off the $960 million reported in 2008. The Cuban statistics don’t compare directly to the Trade Council’s since they apparently factor in the extra expenditures, but they trace the same depressed pattern. By comparison, according to Cuban figures for 2010, the most recent year available, commercial trade with Venezuela nearly doubled from the previous year to a little over $6 billion. Chinese trade was still down from pre-crisis levels but trending upward to $1.9 billion in 2010. While purchases of some U.S. goods have held steady, such as poultry and soybeans, others have tanked, including branded processed foods and grains. The Spartan booth manned by Kevin McGilton, vice-president for sales of Arkansas-based Riceland, was a case in D point. I L U.S. rice exports to B Cuba totalled 20,000 to E 30,000 metric tons a year R before the economic T crisis, but were zero last year, he said.
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A container ship passes the Florida Power & Light Port Everglades Plant on its way to unload its cargo at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles in September at the fastest pace in nine months and their sales jumped by the largest amount in 18 months, the Commerce Department announced Friday. The increases point to stronger economic growth.
China’s quirky Singles Day holiday becomes e-commerce bonanza BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Lei Shujie, a designer in Shanghai, piled up a wish list for Sunday, a quirky holiday dubbed “Singles Day” that has grown into China’s — and possibly the world’s — busiest online shopping day. Clothes, a pillow, a cabinet to give a friend — Lei put off buying until Sunday, when retailers promised discounts of up to 70 per cent. “The prices are irresistible,” she said. Singles Day was begun by Chinese college students in the 1990s as a version of Valentine’s Day for people without romantic partners. The timing was based on the date Nov. 11, or “11.11” — four singles. Unattached young people would treat each other to dinner or give gifts to woo that special someone and end their single status. That gift-giving helped to turn it into a major shopping event as sellers of everything from jewelry to TVs to cars saw a marketing opportunity and launched Singles Day sales. It is China’s answer to Cyber Monday in the United States — the day after Thanksgiving weekend, when online Christmas shopping begins and merchants have their busiest sales day. Companies that are rushing to cash in on the holiday range from Alibaba Group, operator of China’s biggest e-commerce platforms, to rival platforms such as 360buy Ltd., mom-and-pop companies that sell online and delivery services. In the first 13 hours of selling on Sunday, the 50,000-plus merchants on Alibaba’s consumer-oriented Tmall.com took in 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion), the company announced on its microblog account. That would top the total of $1.25 billion that research firm comScore said U.S. online retailers took in last year on Cyber Monday and might make Singles Day the biggest e-commerce sales day on record. “This is very, very big for us,” Steve Wang, vicepresident of Tmall.com and head of website operations, said in a phone interview. The company said on its website that Sunday might be the “biggest eshopping orgy ever.” The spending binge will be welcome news for communist leaders who want to shift the basis of growth in the world’s second-largest economy from trade and investment to consumer spending and
service industries. Weak global demand for Chinese exports has added to the urgency of ramping up domestic consumption. China has the world’s biggest population of Internet users, with 538 million people online. Its population of online shoppers also is the biggest at 193 million, versus 170 million for the United States, according to Boston Consulting Group. It trails the U.S. and Japan in online spending but, despite average incomes less than one-tenth the American level, is forecast to rise to first place as early as 2015. The Communist Party’s latest five-year development plan calls for more than quadrupling annual e-commerce volume from 2010 levels to 18 trillion yuan ($2.9 trillion) by 2015. The party tries to block access to online material deemed subversive or pornographic but promotes Web use for business and education. “The Internet today in China is similar to television in the 1960s and ’70s in the West — the place where consumers congregate and companies need to locate,” Boston Consulting Group said in an April report.
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Author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher Houghton Mifflin, in New York. The 79-year-old novelist recently told a French publication, Les inRocks, that his 2010 release “Nemesis” would be his last. Roth completed more than 20 novels over half a century and often turning out one a year. He won virtually every prize short of the Nobel and wrote such classics as “American Pastoral” and “Portnoy’s Complaint.”
Author Philip Roth says he’s done writing books NEW YORK — Exit, Philip Roth? Having conceived everything from turning into a breast to a polio epidemic in his native New Jersey, Roth has apparently given his imagination a rest. The 79-year-old novelist recently told a French publication, Les inRocks, that his 2010 release Nemesis would be his last. Spokeswoman Lori Glazer of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said Friday that she had spoken with Roth and that he confirmed his remarks. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, declined comment. Roth certainly produced, completing more than 20 novels over half a century and often turning out one a year. He won virtually every prize short of the Nobel and wrote such classics as American Pastoral and Portnoy’s Complaint. His name will remain on new releases, if only because the Li-
brary of America has been issuing hardcover volumes of his work. Roth also is co-operating with award-winning biographer Blake Bailey on a book about his life. The author chose an unexpected forum to break the news, but he has been hinting at his departure for years. He has said that he no longer reads fiction and seemed to say goodbye to his fictional alterego, Nathan Zuckerman, in the 2007 novel Exit Ghost. Retirement is rarely the preferred option for writers, for whom the ability to tell stories or at least set down words is often synonymous with life itself. Poor health, discouragement and even madness are the more likely ways literary careers end. Roth apparently is fit and his recent novels had been received respectfully, if not with the awe of his most celebrated work. “I don’t believe it,” Roth’s friend and fellow writer Cynthia Ozick said upon learning the news.
“A writer who stops writing while still breathing has already declared herself posthumous.” His parting words from “Nemesis”: “He seemed to us invincible.” Roth’s interview appeared in French and has been translated, roughly, by The Associated Press. He tells Les inRocks that Nemesis was “mon dernier livre” (“My last book”) and refers to “Howard’s End” author E.M. Forster, and how he quit fiction in his 40s. Roth said he doesn’t plan to write a memoir, but will instead go through his archives and help ensure that Bailey’s biography comes out in his lifetime. Explaining why he stopped, Roth said that at age 74 he became aware his time was limited and that he started re-reading his books of the past 20-30 years, in reverse order. He decided that he agreed with what the boxer Joe Louis had said late in life, that he had done the best he could with what he had.
Sotheby’s to sell Mick Jagger’s letters to ex-lover BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Handwritten letters from Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to his former lover Marsha Hunt will be auctioned in London next month. Hunt is an American-born singer who was the inspiration for the Stones’ 1971 hit Brown Sugar and bore Jagger’s first child. Sotheby’s said Saturday that Hunt has tasked the auction house with selling 10 letters written from the set of Jagger’s film Ned Kelly, which was shooting in Australia. Hunt said the letters chronicling their “delicate love affair” and secret history touch on subjects such as the first moon landing and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. “When a serious historian finally examines how
and why Britain’s boy bands affected international culture and politics, this well-preserved collection of Mick Jagger’s hand written letters will be a revelation,” she said in a statement distributed by the auction house. Sotheby’s books specialist Gabriel Heaton said the letters sent in the summer of 1969 show a “poetic and self-aware” 25-year-old Jagger. “They provide a rare glimpse of Jagger that is very different from his public persona: passionate but self-contained, lyrical but with a strong sense of irony,” Heaton said. Sotheby’s said the collection, which includes song lyrics and a Rolling Stones playlist, is expected to fetch between 70,000 and 100,000 pounds ($111,300 and $159,000) and will go under the hammer on December 12.
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LONDON — The head of the BBC’s governing body said Sunday the broadcaster needs a radical overhaul following the resignation of its chief executive in wake of a scandal over a botched report on child sex-abuse allegations. Chris Patten vowed to restore confidence and trust in the BBC, which is reeling from the resignation of George Entwistle and scandals prompting his ouster. Entwistle resigned Saturday night amid a storm of controversy after a news program wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal, deepening a crisis sparked by revelations it decided not to air similar allegations against one of its own stars. Patten told the BBC on Sunday he will not resign, saying he must ensure the publicly funded broadcaster “has a grip” and gets back on track. “My job is to make sure that ... we restore confidence and trust in the BBC,” he said, and called for a “thorough, radical structural overhaul.” The scandal comes at a sensitive time for Britain’s media establishment, struggling to recover from an ongoing phone-hacking scandal which brought down the nation’s bestselling Sunday newspaper, led to the arrests of dozens of journalists and prompted a judge-led inquiry into journalistic ethics and the ties between politics and the news media. Kevin Marsh, a former senior editor of the BBC, said the resignation does little to re-establish public
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LOS ANGELES — James Bond’s Skyfall has extended its worldwide box-office rule to North America, hauling in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theatres. Adding in $2.2 million from Thursday night previews at IMAX and other large-format theatres, Skyfall has taken in $90 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. That lifts the worldwide total for Skyfall to $518.6 million since it began rolling out overseas in late October. Internationally, the 23rd Bond flick added $89 million this weekend to raise its overseas revenue to $428.6 million. The third installment starring Daniel Craig as British super-spy Bond, Skyfall outdid the $67.5 million U.S. debut of 2008’s Quantum of Solace, the franchise’s previous best opening. Skyfall more than doubled the $40.8 million debut of Craig’s first Bond film, 2006’s Casino Royale. Skyfall already has passed the $407.7 million overseas total for Quantum of Solace and by today, it will top the $432.2 million international haul for Casino Royale. The Craig era has reinvigorated one of Hollywood’s most-enduring franchises, whose first bigscreen Bond adventure, Dr. No, debuted 50 years ago. “It’s quite a testament to Bond, considering it’s the 50th anniversary. What a great anniversary present,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony, which produces the Bond films along with MGM. Skyfall was the weekend’s only new wide release, but Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln had a huge start in a handful of theatres. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president, Lincoln took in $900,000 in 11 theatres for a whopping average of $81,818 a cinema. By comparison, Skyfall averaged $25,050 in 3,505 theatres. Lincoln centres on the months leading up to the president’s assassination in April 1865, as he manoeuvrs to pass the 13th amendment abolishing slavery and end the Civil War. Distributor Disney will expand Lincoln into nationwide release of about 1,600 theatres Friday and may widen the film further over Thanksgiving week. The film has strong Academy Awards prospects for two-time directing winner Spielberg, two-time acting recipient Day-Lewis and the rest of the cast, which includes Oscar winners Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. “The performances are some of the greatest of recent time,” said Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney. “I don’t know if you’re ever going to think about it again without seeing our actor as Lincoln. Daniel is extraordinary in the role.” Skyfall took over the top spot at the weekend box office from Disney’s animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph, which fell to No. 2 with $33.1 million, raising its domestic total to $93.7 million. While Skyfall marked a new high for Bond’s opening-weekend revenue, the film has a long way to go to match the biggest audiences 007 has ever drawn. Adjusted for inflation, Sean Connery’s 1965 Bond adventure Thunderball would have taken in an estimated $508 million domestically in today’s dollars, with its 1964 predecessor Goldfinger not far behind at $444 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. For the year, domestic revenues are at $9.1 billion, up 4.3 per cent from 2011’s, according to Hollywood.com. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. Skyfall, $87.8 million. 2. Wreck-It Ralph, $33.1 million. 3. Flight, $15.1 million. 4. Argo, $6.7 million. 5. Taken 2, $4 million. 6. Here Comes the Boom, $2.6 million 7. Cloud Atlas, $2.53 million. 8. Pitch Perfect, $2.5 million. 9. The Man with the Iron Fists, $2.49 million. 10. Hotel Transylvania, $2.4 million.
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Hannah looks over at her sister Grace as she tries on a soldier’s Second World War bullet-proof vest and helmet while Red Deer Legion member Wynifred Ledieu looks on. Featuring a salute to Canadian veterans, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum held a special family night on Thursday, including unique and informative exhibits, and guests from the Red Deer Legion who shared their stories with visitors. Other Legion members in attendance were Sam Van Gunst, left, and Peter J.H. Schmidt.
Dear Annie: When my older sister was dying a year ago, our entire family supported her with calls and visits, with the exception of our father and half-brother (my mother’s son from a previous marriage). They MITCHELL also didn’t at& SUGAR tend the funeral and offered no explanation for their absence. Five months later, another sister died. “Dee” never married and our father was her legal next-of-kin and responsible for the funeral arrange-
ments. Dad refused our help and then denied us any information with the exception of our half-brother. My father had Dee cremated and then mailed her ashes to our half-brother, who then dumped them in his backyard. We learned of this after the fact. We don’t know why this happened, but we suspect it was a collaborative effort between our father’s third wife, 20 years his junior, and our halfbrother’s wife, 11 years his senior. The two of them are close in age and good friends. They are also controlling, manipulative and spiteful. Is there any way to find out why our father turned his back on his own flesh and blood to allow his stepson to perform such a vile and hateful act? How do we find closure? — Grieving Brother Dear Grieving: Our deepest condolences on the loss of your sisters. Your grief is undoubtedly compounded by the astonishing lack of compassion shown by your father and half-brother. There is no explanation for such contemptuous behaviour, and it serves no purpose to waste time and energy trying to figure these people out. In fact, upsetting you may be one of their goals. Consider grief counselling
HOROSCOPES Monday, Nov. 12 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Anne Hathaway, 30; Ryan Gosling, 32; Craig Parker, 42 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today will ask us to work hard on our responsibilities as the bond between the Moon and Saturn, both in Scorpio, will give us the necessary energy to concentrate and focus on what’s really essential. It will be a great day to carry out any strenuous project. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you are proof of a very compassionate and understanding nature. In the upcoming year, emotions are well hidden and you will prefer to keep your innermost feelings private. Helping and ASTRO assisting dear ones that are sufferDOYNA ing will come naturally to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You always welcome new beginnings and you are not afraid of novelty. Emotionally, even if you tend to be on the private side right now, you are very much in control of your own feelings. You know when and how to assert yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your lifestyle will make you crave for new accumulated goods. You are overconfident these days and that shows a boost in yourself-esteem as well. Don’t avoid or neglect others. They might hold important messages they wish to share as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You try to remain organized and of service to others. At the same time, your assistance might not be fully credited, acknowledged or appreciated by them. Ensure that you are not being overly utilized or taken for granted. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You keep your emotions in check, but today you’re daydreaming of escaping away into a far away vacation, preferably somewhere by the water. In fact, being near or close to water might prove to be quite a healing experience for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A lack of transparency and cloudiness in correlation to agreed shared finances will only upset you today. You feel deceived and disappointed or even cheat-
through any local hospital, and please know that your sisters are at peace regardless of the circumstances. Dear Annie: I received two different invitations: one for a birthday party and the other for an engagement party. Both stated “no gifts, please.” Yet on arrival, there were tons of gifts. I was astounded by this and asked, “What’s with the gifts?” wondering whether I missed something in their message. I was assured by those who set up the invites that they asked for no gifts and that if I wanted, I could get one the next day. Does that mean gifts were expected after all? At the engagement party, I asked a family member why she brought a gift, and she boldly replied, “Because I wanted to.” As more gifts piled on, I began to feel humiliated, embarrassed and angry. In order not to spoil the occasion, I left. What is the proper etiquette in situations like this? — An Avid Annie Fan Dear Avid: People routinely ignore “No Gifts” requests, which not only upsets obedient non-givers, but can also embarrass and upset the recipients. This is another reason why gifts should not be mentioned on any invitations other than those for showers,
ed on. The other party is not cooperating as arranged. As much as you would like to avoid talking about money, insist on reviewing thoroughly this topic. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your mind is set on domestic issues and you cannot seem to find the sufficient time to carry out your daily tasks. Your partner doesn’t seem to understand your standing. You feel split in half between your home and your partner. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There is so much to be accomplished if you don’t let go of your ambition. You have all the possible support to acquire the necessary focus and discipline today if you wish to carry out certain daily tasks. Just don’t give up that fast. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are very much focused and in control of your life right now. Your needs can be met if you express them clearly and openly. Let others know what lies within your thoughts. You have the power of convincing your own interpretation of the story. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Soul-searching and temporary isolation is your needed sphere right now. You feel equally comfortable working behind the scenes as with a collective group. But, more elevating experiences can be gained from pure self-discovery. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Usually, you prefer to keep your emotions under radar and maintain a focused, determined outlook on life. Profound experiences can be lived through living your dreams or towards your future goals. A friend will show you great support and can be of great assistance to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need and you seek that special gratification. You also need validation for your great efforts and hard work. You are slowly revisiting old pat-
terns in order to rid yourself of unwanted, blocking energies so that you can come out clean and ready for a new beginning. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you are pursuing new teachings, learning a new course or continuing a higher educational degree, you will develop an emotional satisfaction and gratification from it. You have the capability to remain focused and stay grounded on your own two feet. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.
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LYNDA RADKE Feb. 24, 1948 - Nov. 12, 1983 No one knows how much we miss you, no one knows the bitter pain we have suffered. Since we lost you, life has never been the same. In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear Lynda, that we do not think of you. Forever loved and missed, Wayne Cheryl and Tyson, Nicola and Chris, Michelle and Tony Ruby and Grace
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HAYWOOD Lila 1921- 2012 Of Red Deer, passed away at Michener Extendicare on Sunday, November 4, 2012. She is survived by her loving son Wayne and daughter-in-law Myra. Also two grandchildren, Barry (Deanna) of Edmonton and Kelli (Jamie) of Red Deer. Three great grandchildren, a very special great grandson Aspen ( Smiley) of Sylvan Lake. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Marie Haywood of Calgary and two very special friends Carole Keen and Brenda McEwan of Red Deer. Lila is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Lila was predeceased by her husband Stan, son Ron and granddaughter Cindy. A very special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hulyk, whose “LITTLE BIRD” has flown home. Thank You to the staff at Valley Park Manor and 1700 Wing at Extendicare. A Memorial service will be held at the Red Deer Funeral Home & Crematorium on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Mayor Larry Bridger officiating. Carly Brown Red Deer Funeral Home & Crematorium (67th Street) Ltd. 6150 67 Street Red Deer, AB 403-347-3319 in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Arthritic Society. A tea will follow service at the home of Wayne and Myra.
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Earl Burkinshaw’s 80TH BIRTHDAY Sat. Niv. 17, 2-4 p.m. at the Pioneer Lodge No gifts please!
P/T Hygienist req’d immed., for busy dental office in Red Deer. Hours will incl. alternate Saturdays. , Great remuneration & benefit pkg. Email resume to: dofficemanager62@ gmail.com
P/T OR F/T ADMINISTRATION MANAGER req’d. Experience with property management an asset. Applicant will have strong computer, graphics, organizational, and accounting skills. Must be familiar with all social media and have website design and maintenance skills. Wages negotiable. Respond by Nov. 13, 2012 to Box 21003 Red Deer, AB T4R 2M1 SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST required at local trailer sales business. Quickbooks and microsoft office experience a must. 18 - 22 hr based on experience. Please contact mike at 4cs trailers 403-782-4879
LOCAL Testing company has equipment for longterm winter rental. Various sized P-Tanks Flare Stacks and Offices trailers. All units are skid mounted Individual pricing available. Call Sam@ 403 391-1693
RANGEVIEW OILFIELD SALES LTD. looking for THRU TUBING HANDS with minimum 5 yrs. exp. Work for new very aggressive company. Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND and DERRICK HAND. Locally based, home every night!
Qualified applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Emai: hr@ bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
Snow Cat Operators Must have tickets and equipment experience. 403-348-1521 or 403-391-1695
770 TANKMASTER RENTALS requires CLASS 1 BED TRUCK and TANK TRUCK Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. email@example.com or fax 403-340-8818 TEAM Snubbing now hiring operators and helpers. Email: janderson@ teamsnubbing.com
Barden Trucking is now hiring Swampers. Experience preferred. Must have all Safety Tickets. Email or fax your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 403 341 3968 DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ dexproduction.com or fax 403-864-8284 * DEX Energy Services * req’s exp’d boiler hands. Special oilfield boiler ticket a MUST. Competitive wage and benefit pkg. email resume to humanresources@ dexproduction.com or fax 403-864-8284
Q-TEST INSPECTION LTD.
s now accepting applications for CGSB Level II’s and CEDOS Work to start immediately & run through to spring break. Sub-contractors also needed. Phone 403-887-5630 or email email@example.com
CENTRAL AB contractor requires safety officer to help implement & maintain safety programs. Reply to Box 1019, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., R. D., AB T4R 1M9 CENTRAL AB REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY MANAGEMENTY COMPANY is currently looking for professional property m a n a g e r. B u s i n e s s management experience would be a definite asset. Applicants must be customer service driven, very organized and a very positive attitude. Preference will be shown to licensed realtor with propety management and business management skills. Please email resume in confidence with cover letter to: cindy@ realtyexecutivesreddeer.com
GROUP2 Architecture Interior Design Accounting Technician
Responsibilities include administration of payroll and benefits, analysis and reconciliation of GL accounts, monthly reporting, year end working papers and other reporting as req’d. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years applicable experience, flexible, strong written and verbal communication skills, Post-secondary education in accounting or business as well as public practice experience an asset. Fax: 403-346-6570 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maple Leaf Environmental & Safety Ltd. is a proactive, dynamic and progressive company. We are currently recruiting for the position of Seismic Safety Advisors, Shut down safety personnel and EMR, EMT Alberta College of Paramedics registered medical personnel for winter projects throughout Western Canada. Please fax or e-mail resume & qualifications to: Keith Anderson Fax: 403-637-2024 kanderson@ mapleleafsafety.com or email Kevin klilley@ mapleleafsafety.com TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
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RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Also BREAKFAST ROOM ATTENDANTS, early morning shifts, flexibility req’d. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
WOLVERINE GUNS and TACKLE
We are looking to hire 6 P/T staff and 2 F/T staff. They must be able to work at least one night (untill 8:30pm) a week and every other weekend. We are in need of 2 P/T cashiers and 4 P/T personnel who are able to work throughout the store, stocking sheves & most importantly customer service. Interest and knowledge in the outdoors is a must and willingness to learn all aspects of our store is an asset. For the full time position’s we are looking for someone well versed in the firearms and reloading This person would be responsible for managing the gun department and responsible for filling, organizordering and ing product throughout the gun department. We are also looking for a full time person to work on our retail floor to service our customers with product knowledge of firearms and shooting accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes, knives , clothing and be willing to learn the archery department and firearms department Please note your experience on your resume and submit it at the front customer service desk or fax it to 403-347-0283 also may email to wolverinegunsandtackle @telus.net
FURIX ENERGY INC. is hiring a
F/T Painters Helper & Sandblaster
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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC
BASED OUT OF THE RED DEER LOCATION. Succesful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of Ready Mix Concrete Plants, Trucks and Equipment for our Central Alberta Operations including Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka and Olds. Knowledge of hydraulics and welding is an asset. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits and training opportunities. Pre-employment screening is mandatory.
Please fax resume to 403-346-6721 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welding and Manufacturing Ltd.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS
designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilﬁeld equipment for international clients. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and employ over 175 people.
With your long-term interests in mind, we provide you with ample opportunities to achieve your career goals. If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking:
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC JOURNEYMAN
(Hyundai Master Technicians Required) Two full time, permanent positions in Red Deer, AB From $29.75/hr to $33.00/hr Vehicle maintenance service, replace, ﬁx, adjust systems and components, steering, brakes, suspension, transmission, electronics, electrical, engines and accessories. Apply in person with resume and Hyundai certiﬁcation in person to Lindsay
7652 Gaetz Ave Red Deer
QC Manager Local applicants only!.
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Local applicants only! Please forward your resume to: email@example.com or fax to (403)348-8109.
Extensive experience with the maintenance and repair of mobile equipment such as forklift, genie lift, overhead cranes etc. a deﬁnite asset. This is a full-time permanent shop position with competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs. Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welding and Manufacturing Ltd.
designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilﬁeld equipment for international clients. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and employ over 175 people
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CANEM SYSTEMS LTD
With your long-term interests in mind, we provide you with ample opportunities to achieve your career goals. If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking:
* JM & Apprentice Commercial Electricians * JM & Apprentice Service Electricians FOR LOCAL WORK
Experience with Rigid, Calcium Silicate, Mineral Wool, and Spray Foam Insulation a deﬁnite asset.
Resumes to: Fax: 403-347-1866 Or Email: email@example.com No Phone Calls
These are full-time permanent shop positions with competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs.
Start your career! See Help Wanted
Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR EXPERIENCED DOOR SECURITY PERSONNEL Apply in person after 3 pm.
Sales & Distributors WE are looking for Rig Managers, Drillers, Derrick and Floor hands for the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin at email@example.com or (403) 358-3350 fax (403) 358-3326
Sales & Distributors
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DISPATCH /SERVICE COORDINATOR REQ’D Candidate needed in our Red Deer location, Must have ability to perform essential functions. Ability to communicate effectively with all types of personalitiies. Good communication, documentation & organizational skills. Preference will be given to those candidates with computer & service industry experience. For further details visit www.microage.cc Please forward resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Safety tickets are an asset but we are willing to train the right candidate. We offer exceptional pay, excellent benefit package and a positive work environment. Please email resumes to email@example.com or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls.
ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work Bingos 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Starting wage $13/hr. Fax RED DEER BINGO Centre resume w/ref’s to 4946-53 Ave. (West of Superstore). Precall 12:00 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!! Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
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CNC Operators DAYSHIFT
QC Person Nexus Engineering is Currently looking for C.N.C OPERATORS. •
DUTIES INCLUDE, Set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and running production runs, min. 3 years experience. Also currently hiring a dayshift QC PERSON, Must be able to read measuring devices and blueprints for inspection of machined parts.
We offer competitive wages, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resumes to resume@ nexusengineering.ca
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PARTS DELIVERY PERSON
to join our team. Some heavy lifting rreq’d. Send resume to Box 1022, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9
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is seeking EXPERIENCED STRUCTURAL WELDERS CWB tickets an asset, competitive wages & benefits. Please submit applications by fax to 403-347-4516 or email email@example.com Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
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WE OFFER: Competitive Wages Annual work boot reimbursement RRSP Plan Benefits Package Sick Days Monthly Bonus If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful and growing organization, then forward your resume to:
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services CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430 To Advertise Your Business or Service Here
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BASEMENT developments/reno’s. Quality workmanship. Rod Smith Const. Ltd. 403-742-3148 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980
Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 OVERHEAD DOORS & operators installed 391-4144 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Prefering non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 302-9210.
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Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 firstname.lastname@example.org FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629
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TIM LLOYD. WETT certified. Inspections, installs, chimney sweeps & service 403-340-0513
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Future Ag Inc. Attn: Paula Box 140 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Fax (403) 843-2790 Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Future Ag Inc. Attn: Human Resources Box 489 Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 Fax 403-342-0396 or email to email@example.com Start your career! See Help Wanted 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (403) 342-2025 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 MAINTENANCE Person Required Carpentry and flooring installation experience is required. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly and works well with others or alone. Driver license is required. Drop off resume at 9 - 7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB, Fax 403-309-3000 email: email@example.com
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 YARD maintenance, snow shovelling, 403-318-7625
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
Skyline is looking for and exp’d sheet metal foreman. Must have experience in fabrication and installing sheet metal flashings on commercial buildings. Top pay and benefits. Full job description: www.skylinegroup.com Please email resume: employment@ skylinegroup.com or call Ryan: 403.230.6731 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 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
Seeking experienced Stone Masons to start immediately. Must have valid drivers license and own transportation. Contact 403-343-7174. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
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
METAL ROOFING FOREMAN
SECOND 2 NONE Res. Snow removal services Free est. 403-302-7778
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED
BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm
For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEER PARK Dempsey St. area $45/mo.
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 RONCO OILFIELD HAULING, Sylvan Lake based rig movers/heavy haulers seeking Swampers, mechanics, picker operators, bed truck drivers and winch tractor drivers. Top wages and benefits, Phone 887-4873., email rigmovers2012@ gmail.com
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ADULT CARRIER NEEDED for delivery of morning paper 6:30 a.m. 6 days a wk For GLENDALE ALSO KENTWOOD & JOHNSTONE CROSSING Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
CARPET COLOUR CENTRE is currently seeking a warehouse person. Responsibilities include: shipping/receiving, forklift operation, and inventory control. Please submit resume attn: Rick Wiebe #1100 5001-19 St. Red Deer, AB T4R 3R1 Phone 1-403-343-7711 or fax 403-342-0220
CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life Within the towns of Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
LANCASTER 1/2 of Lampard Crsc $65/mo.
Call Rick at 403-314-4303
CIRCULATION Service Runner (Part Time)
Do You: - Want extra income - Possess a clean, valid drivers license - Have a friendly attitude - Enjoy customer service - Want part-time work (12 to 22 hours per week) As part of our customer service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to delivery newspapers and flyers to customers or carriers. A delivery vehicle is provided. Hours of shifts are Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. or longer, and/or afternoon shifts Monday to Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. or longer
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
Community Support Worker Program
GLENDALE Gilbert Crsc. & Glendale Blvd.
Accepting registrations for 6 mo. Community Support Worker Program. Funding may be avail. GED training avail. 403-340-1930
Adult Education & Training www.academicexpress.ca Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
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
Ingram Close LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Langford Cres. Law Close/ Lewis Close SUNNYBROOK AREA
RIVERSIDE MEADOWS 59 & 60 St.
********** Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Victor Close Vold Close
MOUNTVIEW 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/yr 1-1/2 hrs. per day
Please contact QUITCY
Barrett Dr. Bettenson St. Best Crsc./ Berry Ave.
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.
Also for the afternoon & morning delivery in Town of Penhold!
ADULT & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in
JOHNSTONE PARK Jacobs Close James, Johns St. & Jewell St.
NEARLY NEW BOOKS looking for permanent P/T . Leave resume at 4, 5106 47th Ave. Red Deer.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.
HIGHLAND GR. Hammond & Halman Crsc.
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
Ainsworth Crsc. Asmundsen Ave. Archibald Crsc. Arnold Close/ Amlee Close
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery!
MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $245.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car .
Submit resume, indicating “Service Runner Position”, along with your drivers abstract immediately to: careers@ reddeeradvocate.com or mail to: Human Resources 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G3 or fax to: 403-341-4772
ROSEDALE Robinson Cres./ Reinholt Ave. area $173/MO
Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
Hiring Part Time
(counting money). 15-25 hrs per week. Must be available to start as early as 7 am and finish as late as 2 pm and be available any days of the week. Must be physically fit as this is a physically demanding position. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 1-403-243-4812.
MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
F.T / P.T. CASHIERS for all shifts Flexible hours. Above average salary & benefits paid!! Apply with resume to: Run’n On Empty 5101 - 76 Street, Red Deer MISTER TRANSMISSION Canada’s leader in transmission and driveline repairs now hiring professional transmission rebuilders, swing men and Re&Re technicians, various locations. Excellent career opportunity. Email: joe@ mistertransmission.com for details
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 P/T PRESSER needed in drycleaning plant. No weekends or evenings. Call Shannon at 403-550-7440 Sim’s Furniture Limited in Red Deer, Ab. is currently hiring Delivery Drivers/ warehouse Personnel, Employees who qualify are eligible for our extensive benefit package. Please forward resume to jamies @simsfurniture.com, or apply in person to the Sims/LaZBoy Distribution Centre at #184, 37428 Range Road 273, in the Clearview Industrial Park. Thanks to all applicants.
STERLING CLEANERS: Requires a PRESSER with experience or will train. Apply within 4810 - 52nd St.,Red Deer
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for all Albertans Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
CASH CASINO is hiring a
SOUTH HILL 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/YR. 1 Hr. per day.
3am - 11am shift. Need to be physically fit. Must have reliable transportation. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 1-403-243-4812 or drop off at Cash Casino, 6350 - 67 St.
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in Deer Park Dempsey St. area 79 papers $423/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area 101 papers $541/mo.
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 GENERAL labour needed for very busy stone & stucco company. Some heavy lifting, loading and unloading materials. Mixing, pouring and spreading of materials. Fax 888-214-9225 email: stoneworxmasonry @gmail.com
ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area 59 papers $376/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info
880 DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH
Pidherney’s is busy and requires people to fill the following positions as soon as possible for ice road and lease construction projects for the Fort McMurray and Fox Creek areas:
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DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH
Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Class 1 & 3 drivers to join our busy team:
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ALSO Dunham Close & Dandell Close area $130/mo. ALSO Dawson St. Davison Dr. area $83.00/mo.
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FUTURE AG in Rimbey is now accepting applications for an Agricultural Technician / Heavy Duty Mechanic with Ag experience. 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.
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TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
BROWN EGGS AND LAMB now has free range pork : gourmet hams and sausage. Phone 403-782-4095
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
AVAIL. Nov. 15 or Dec. 1, 2 storey duplex, all appls, $1295/mo. DD $1000, n/s, pets negotiable, Kentwood area 403-848-0576
Main Flr. Hewson Ave.
3 bdrm. 2 bath, No pets. NOW $1475 incl UTIL. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 MICHENER, 4 bdrm., single garage, . 2 baths, family room, 5 appls. yard, no pets, n/s, $1350, 318-0136 ROSS ST. 4 bdrm. house 2 baths, 4 appls, yard, no pets, n/s, $1300 318-0136 SYLVAN, 2 units Dec. 1, 2 bdrm. + hide-a-bed, incl., cable, dishes, bedding, all utils. $1200 -$1500/mo, 403-880-0210
Kirsch Cl. 2 Bdrm.
Townhouse. Sm. Pet. Deck, 5 appls. NOW $1295 + UTIL. Hearthstone 403-314-0099
FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227
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
Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
Health & Beauty
*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown RD 587-377-1298 Open Mon.Fri. daily 11am - 6 pm.
APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 MOVING white Frigidaire stove, can take away for free, 403-887-8510
BED ALL NEW,
Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582.
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Misc. for Sale
40’ FREE Standing Tower, never been erected. $200. 403-728-3375 ACETYLENE Welder, hoses, torch, gauges & cart. $200. 403-728-3375
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. Dec. 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 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
LOWER level 1 bdrm suite, heat & water incl. for over 40 tenant at 4616-44 St. N/S, no pets, no noise. Rent $650, d.d. $625. Ph: 403-341-4627
2 bdrm., balcony. 3 appl., No pets. Only $995 + Elect. Hearthstone 403-314-0099
1 bdrm. apt. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686
N/S, executive home, all utils incl + high spd. internet & digital cable. $600/mo + d.d. 403-357-0320
Rooms For Rent
ROOM in new house in Blackfalds, private bath/shower, incld’s utils. $650. 403-588-4503
MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Sharon 403-550-8777
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FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820
1999 POLARIS RANGER 6X6 one owner, low hours, 3500 warn winch, $7888 348-8788 Sport & Import
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820
2001 CADILLAC Deville, sunroof, heated seats, leather, DVD, 126,500 kms exc. cond. in/out. $6500. 403-342-0587
1998 HONDA CIVIC, $2200 obo passed inspecton 5 spd. good cond. 403-352-3894
RV LOT FOR RENT Available Nov-March Desert Shadows RV Resort Cathedral City, CA 403-358-3095 1996 FORD Taurus, mint, loaded, 125,000 miles, senior lady driven $2000 obo, 403-887-4981
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NEWLY reno’d 3 bdrm. 4 BRITE-LITE f o r S A D plex in Oriole Park. 4 appls. used 2 mo. only $175; Avail. immed. 403-309-7355 403-348-5025
BANJO, Harmony, $30. 403-343-6175
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DOG house for medium size dog, $10, 403-346-5423
FEMALE KITTEN TO GIVE AWAY. LITTER BOX TRAINED. 403-343-8727 after 6 p.m. FREE 5 wk. old kittens, gray or black. Call 403-343-0352 SIAMESE ALSO BELANISE (3) KITTENS FOR SALE $60 each obo. 403-887-3649
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Balcony. No pets, 5 appl. NOW $1295 incl UTIL. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111
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2008 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew XLT 143,600 km $17,900 obo. tow pkg. , backup camera 358-9646
Notice of Bankruptcy and First Meeting of Creditors In the Matter of the Bankruptcy of PROFAB WELDING LTD. of 7754 - 47 Avenue Close, in the City of Red Deer, in the Province of Alberta. Notice is hereby given that the bankruptcy of Profab Welding Ltd. occurred on the 1st day of November, 2012 and that the Àrst meeting of Creditors will be held on the 21st day of November, 2012 at the hour of 10:00 o’clock in the morning at 620, 903 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. Dated at Calgary, Alberta this 6th day of November, 2012.
Is accepting invitation for En Bloc offers on Profab’s interest, if any, in certain assets Profab is a welding and fabrication operation with locations in Red Deer, AB and Rocky Mountain House, AB Interested parties can find the items to be offered on and the terms and conditions of the sale at http://extranets. bdo.ca/Profab/. For further information of the terms and conditions of sale or to obtain a copy of the Invitation for Offers, please contact:
Notice to Creditors and Claimants who died on 05 October 2012
2004 DODGE 1/2 ton quad cab 4x4. New tires. Great cond. $7000. 403-506-9632
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Lost hiker’s 911 call prompts search, man found OK by THE CANADIAN PRESS NANAIMO, B.C. — The RCMP say a lost hiker who called 911 for help is OK after he triggered an extensive search. A news release says the hiker, who had been camping with a group of friends, called for help Saturday morning from a remote spot in the Nanaimo area. The 911 operator lost connection with the man because of a bad cellular signal, leaving police with just a name and a rough location. The RCMP then contacted the man’s camping companions, who hadn’t even realized he was missing, and they told police he was an experienced hiker who was dressed appropriately for the weather. Within an hour of the man’s call, officers searched from the ground with the help of the police dog unit, while an RCMP helicopter took to the air. More than five hours after the 911 call, the hiker found a logging road and flagged down a truck driver, who drive him to his waiting family at the police command centre.
Vancouver ice cream shop settles lawsuit over Olympics-related losses
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LOCATED 15 min. SW of Rimbey. Approx. 3/4 of an acre. Great investment property. Fish the Medicine River from your own land. Priced to sell at $33,900. There is a storage building on the property, newly shingled in 07 that has a large overhead door. Call Dave at 403.896.8017.
FRYING pans, set of 3, new, $10; mechanics creeper, $5; Portable T.V. 14” & VCR, Panasonic $5. complete wine making, from primary to filter, $75; 2 walnut coffee table, 55x25 & 28x23, $50. 403-343-6175
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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
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REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585
ROOMS FOR RENT, close to uptown. Employed person. Rent $425/mo, s.d. $250, 403-350-4712
CENTRAL ALBERTA’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
VANCOUVER — A Vancouver ice cream shop owner has settled out of court with organizers of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Mario’s Gelati filed a lawsuit against the Vancouver organizing committee, the city and the federal and provincial governments seeking more than $2.5 million for lost business due to construction of the Athletes Village near his business. VANOC staff initially promised roadwork outside the shop would only take a few weeks but it dragged on for more than seven months. The case was slated to go to court this month, but a settlement was reached in September. Details of the settlement are guarded by a confidentiality agreement. Coast Range Heliskiing of Pemberton, B.C., also launched a lawsuit claiming Olympic security screening and no-fly zones over Whistler made it impossible to do business.
Kelowna man who assaulted Mounties gets house arrest KELOWNA, B.C. — A B.C. man has been sentenced to four months of house arrest for assaulting a group of Mounties, including one whose gun he tried to grab. Robert Sinotte has been sentenced for a confrontation with three officers at his home in February of last year, when police showed up to investigate a complaint about a noisy party. When two officers arrived, Sinotte was verbally aggressive, and officers grabbed him when they believed he may have been reaching for a weapon. Court heard the 48-year-old attempted to grab a pistol from one officer’s duty belt, and he kicked, elbowed and bit the officers. Police found a crack pipe on Sinotte and a roommate said had been drinking heavily. Sinotte’s sentence includes round-the-clock house arrest for the first two months, while he’ll be permitted to leave his house during the day for the second two months. He’ll then face 18 months of probation with strict conditions and will be barred from owning firearms for life.
Leon’s to buy The Brick in $700M friendly deal by THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Storied Canadian furniture retailer Leon’s is buying high-profile rival The Brick in a $700-million friendly deal aimed at fending off U.S. competitors making inroads in Canada. With American retail giants such as Walmart and Target threatening their share of the marketplace, the two Canadian companies announced Sunday a deal that would see Leon’s take ownership of The Brick but operate the two under separate banners. The deal also comes amid a tough economic climate for furniture retailers with a number of factors, including a softening housing market, taking a toll on sales. In a joint release, Leon’s Furniture Ltd. (TSX:LNF) says it will pay $5.40 per share. Friday’s closing price on Brick (TSX:BRK) stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange was $3.50. The two chains are facing new competitors, chiefly in the form of American retail giant Target, which plans to begin opening up to 135 stores across Canada in the coming year. Walmart is adding 73 stores across Canada in the coming months, including 28 former Zellers stores. The acquisition of The Brick would will strengthen Leon’s position in the home furnishing marketplace, said Leon’s CEO Terry Leon in a release. “During these economic times where we have seen multiple American corporations make inroads in our country through acquisitions, it is a pleasure to see two successful Canadian retailers reach such an agreement that will better serve Canadian consumers,” he said. “Our combined team will have access to national buying opportunities in merchandising and marketing, and a national distribution network that will enable us to greatly enhance our online shopping capabilities.” Other major Canadian retailers such as HBC, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Jean Coutu are also making preparations, either through restructuring or how they do business, to prepare for the competitive threat of Target. Leon will remain CEO of Leon’s and become CEO of the combined company. The Brick’s president and CEO, Vi Konkle, will continue as president of The Brick, the companies said. “We welcome this opportunity to partner with this iconic corporation,” Konkle said in the release. “By joining forces, we can strengthen both of our businesses, enhancing everything that has made Leon’s and The Brick two of Canada’s best-known retailers and preserving The Brick’s roots in Edmonton.” Toronto-based Leon’s hopes to close the deal, which it values at approximately $700 million, in the first three months of next year. The offer is subject to approval by Brick shareholders and will need court and regulatory approval. For its second quarter, Leon’s reported a nearly 20 per cent drop in earnings compared with a year ago as its marketing costs rose. The retailer is scheduled to report its third-quarter results this week. Leon’s, founded in 1909 and headquartered in Toronto, has 76 stores with locations in every province except British Columbia. The Brick, which is based in Edmonton where it opened its first store in 1971, has 230 stores operating under The Brick, United Furniture Warehouse, The Brick Mattress Store and Urban Brick banners.
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Israel trades fire with Gaza militants WARNS THAT HARSHER RESPONSE IS POSSIBLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli forces struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing one Palestinian and wounding more than 30 others as militants launched dozens of rockets in some of the heaviest fighting the area has seen in months. The flare-up increased pressure on the Israeli government to put an end to the violence, which escalated over the weekend and could turn into a major conflagration just two months before the country’s general election. Israeli leaders quickly amped up their rhetoric, warning Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers they will pay a heavy price should they allow rocket fire toward Israel to continue. “The world must understand that Israel will not sit idly in the face of attempts to attack us,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We are prepared to intensify the response.” Low-level cross-border fighting is common in the border area, but clashes escalated Thursday night when an explosives-packed tunnel under the Gaza-Israel frontier blew up, in what the Israeli military called an attempt by Palestinian militants to kill or kidnap soldiers. Palestinians said the blast was a roadside bomb to avenge the death of an 11-year-old boy who was shot dead earlier in the evening during an exchange of fire with Israelis. Then on Saturday, militants fired an anti-tank missile into an Israeli military jeep patrolling the border fence, wounding four soldiers — one critically. Casualties of that order are rare for the Israeli military in clashes with Gaza militants. In response, Israel launched airstrikes that have killed six Gazans and wounded almost 40. Palestinian rocket and mortar barrages have wounded four Israeli civilians and kept a large swath of the country running for cover.
The military said more than 80 rockets had landed in Israel and 12,000 Israeli students stayed home from school on Sunday. Later in the day, the military said a Palestinian rocket made a direct hit on an Israeli home in the town of Sderot. No injuries were reported. Yael Talker, a resident of Kibbutz Reim in southern Israel, said her family spent the night in a makeshift shelter in their home. “Each time the alarms ring, we hope it’s the last,” she said. “Our patience is running out ... when we sleep, we dream about bombs. It must stop.” Nearly four years ago, before the last national election, Israel carried out a broad military offensive in Gaza to stop years of rocket fire. Some 1,400 Palestinians were killed in the operation, including hundreds of civilians. Since then, sporadic rocket fire has continued, but Gaza’s Hamas rulers have largely refrained from major rocket attacks. Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Israel was assessing the situation. He rejected the suggestion that Israel’s upcoming Jan. 22 elections could affect the government’s response to the current round of violence. “I don’t think the elections have to have any effect on our response,” he said. “It shouldn’t cause us to refrain from acting, it’s not handcuffing us. But it shouldn’t provoke us to take an opportunity to launch an operation.” Later, following more rocket attacks, he struck an even stronger tone. “The upcoming elections in Israel are not and will not be a source of immunity for Hamas,” he said in Tel Aviv. “We will strike with an ever-growing intensity. ... If we are forced to go back into Gaza in order to deal Hamas a blow and restore security for all of Israel’s citizens, then we will not hesitate to do so.” Hamas’ military wing acknowledged taking part in the weekend rocket fire but it accused Netanyahu’s hardline government of escalating the violence
Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
An Israeli soldier stands next to a house damaged by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip after landed in Kfar Aza, southern Israel, Sunday. Hostilities along the Gaza-Israel border escalated sharply over the weekend, with bombardments from Gaza causing rare Israeli casualties and Israeli strikes killing several Palestinians. in order to win votes in January elections. “The Israeli government is responsible for all the consequences and implications of its escalation,” said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum. “Hamas will not let Palestinian blood be a price for Israeli political and electoral gains.” Israel considers Hamas responsible for all violence that comes from Gaza, but Hamas’ active participation in the fighting could prompt Israel to respond
more harshly to the attacks. In a precautionary measure, Hamas evacuated major security installations in fear of an Israeli attack. But political leaders and government officials worked in their offices as usual. While it remains virulently anti-Israel, Hamas has largely refrained from major attacks over the past four years. It has also sought to keep things quiet as it consolidates control in the territory, which it seized five years ago in a violent takeover.
Israel fires warning shots at Syria in response to mortars BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM — Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighbouring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights. While Israel appeared eager to calm the situation, its response was a potent reminder of how easily the Syrian civil war — already spilling across borders with Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan — could explode into a wider regional conflagration. Israeli officials threatened even tougher retaliation if attacks persist. They have feared that the instability in Syria over the past 19 months could spill across the border into Israel, particularly as President Bashar Assad’s grip on power grows increasingly precarious. Israel has little love for Assad, who has provided refuge and support to Israel’s bitterest enemies through the years. But the Syrian leader — and his father before him — have kept the frontier quiet for nearly four decades, providing a rare source of stability in the volatile region. The Israeli military said the mortar fire caused no injuries or damage at the post in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and then annexed. In recent weeks, incidents of errant fire from Syria have multiplied, leading Israel to warn that it holds Syria responsible. Israeli officials believe most of the fire has come from Syrian government forces, although they think it has been inadvertent and not been aimed at Israel. After responding to Sunday’s mortar strike, the Israeli military moved quickly to defuse tensions. “We understand this was a mistake and was not meant to target Israel, and then that is why we fired a warning shot in retaliation,” said Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, a military spokeswoman. Defence officials said an anti-tank missile was fired, and there were no reports of casualties in Syria. The Israeli military also said it filed a complaint through United Nations forces operating in the area,
stating that “fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity.” Israeli defence officials said the incident was not considered a serious military threat, but Israel felt the need to respond in order to set clear limits for the Syrians. Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Israeli defence forces have been instructed “to prevent the battles from spilling over into our territory.” “Additional shelling into Israel from Syria will elicit a tougher response; exacting a higher price from Syria,” Barak said. Nineteen months of fighting and the mounting chaos engulfing the Assad regime have already shaken the region, spilling into Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. In new violence Sunday, Syrian army forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery attacked a border area with Turkey after rebels captured a crossing point, activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based activist group, said the Ras al-Ayn border area in Syria’s northeast was “under siege” as dozens of rebels tried to hold onto the border crossing. The entry of Israel into the fighting would take the violence to a new level. Although Israel has a more powerful military, both countries have air forces and significant arsenals of tanks, missiles and other weapons. Israel is especially concerned about Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. An Israeli war on Syria could also draw in Syria’s ally, Hezbollah, further destabilizing the region. Hezbollah, which possesses tens of thousands of rockets and missiles, battled Israel to a stalemate during a monthlong war in 2006. On Israel’s southern flank, Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, who battled Israeli forces over the weekend, might also enter the fray. Yiftah Shapir, an analyst at the Institute for National Security Studies, a Tel Aviv think-tank , said neither Israel nor Syria has an interest in allowing Sunday’s hostilities to spin out of control. “I see the warning fire as an attempt to prevent any escalation,” he said. “In Israel, no one wants a war with Syria or even an attempt to intervene in the
events. The only thing that worries us is a spillover by this form or another. So I think it’s a warning: ’Take care.”’ For Assad, a war with Israel could bring the end of his teetering regime. Israeli officials have said for months that it is only a matter of time before he is ousted. The Israeli air force has repeatedly demonstrated its superiority over Assad’s outdated military, buzzing his residence in one famous instance to protest attacks by Syrian-backed militants and carrying out an airstrike on what the U.S. later said was an unfinished nuclear reactor. Nonetheless, Israel worries the fall of Assad could have a range of grave consequences. Officials have repeatedly warned that Assad may attack Israel in a final act of desperation if he fears his days are numbered. Israel also fears Syria could fall into the hands of Islamic extremists or descend into sectarian warfare. Another lingering fear is that Syria’s chemical weapons and missile could fall into the hands of its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah guerrilla group, or other anti-Israel militants if Assad loses power. There are also concerns that Syria could become a staging ground for attacks by al-Qaida-linked groups battling Assad. The aftermath of Egypt’s revolution has provided Israel with reason to worry about its frontier region with Syria: Egypt’s Sinai desert on Israel’s southern border has turned even more lawless since longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February 2011, and Islamic militants are now more easily able to use it as a launching ground for strikes against southern Israel. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that Israel is “closely monitoring” the border with Syria and is “ready for any development.” The violence in Syria has killed more than 36,000 people in the uprising that began in March 2011. Hundreds of thousands have fled the fighting into neighbouring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. Another 11,000 escaped Friday into Turkey following the surge of fighting at Ras al-Ayn.
Syrian opposition groups reach unity deal amid pressure BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOHA, Qatar — Syrian anti-government groups struck a deal Sunday under intense international pressure to form a new opposition leadership that will include representatives from the country’s disparate factions fighting to topple President Bashar Assad’s regime, activists said. The opposition has been deeply divided for months despite the relentless bloodshed in Syria and repeated calls from their Western and Arab supporters to create a cohesive and representative leadership that could present a single conduit for foreign aid. The agreement, reached Sunday after more than a week of meetings in the Qatari capital of Doha, could boost efforts to secure international support — and potentially weapons — that will be crucial in the war to oust Assad. “We have agreed on the broad platform and all (opposition) parties, without any exception, support this initiative,” said Ali Sadr el-Din Bayanouni, a former Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader who took part in the talks. He said the new leadership will be called the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary
Forces. Later Sunday, the delegates elected Islamic preacher Maath al-Khatib president of the new coalition. Leading opposition figures Riad Seif and Suheir Atassi were elected vice-presidents. Mustafa Sabbagh was voted the coalition’s secretary-general. Al-Khatib said opposition fighters are “searching for freedom,” claiming that if any carried out improper acts, it was because of the “regime’s brutality.” He said the Syrian rebels will avoid acts of revenge in the future, noting that many soldiers security officers are “honourable people whom we call them upon to defect from the corrupt regime.” In a bid to be more representative and curb the influence of exiles considered out of touch with events on the ground, the new coalition will include activists from inside Syria as well as rebel commanders. It will also include representatives from the largest current opposition group, the Syrian National Council, which initially resisted the idea of a new leadership council, viewing it as a threat to its claim of primacy. After some wrangling, the SNC secured 22 of
the 60 seats in the new coalition. SNC secretary-general Bassam Ishak said, “This new body will help up mobilize more international support and resources for the Syrian opposition,” he said. Another SNC member, Wael Merza, said the new group had the support of major regional backers including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey, which can open up “new channels for funding.” Al-Khatib, 52, is an Islamic preacher from the capital Damascus who was detained several times since the uprising began on charge of supporting anti-government groups. He ran as an independent. He was once the preacher of Damascus’ historic Ummayad Mosque and heads the Islamic Modernization Group. Al-Khatib is known as a moderate who has called for political pluralism and strongly opposes sectarian divisions among Syrians. Naming him as a president of the coalition could be a move to counter Muslim extremists who are gaining power among rebel groups. Seif, 66, was a member of the socalled “Damascus Declaration” group — a coalition of pro-democracy activ-
ists that came into existence after Assad came to power in 2000. Seif is one of the country’s most prominent opposition figures. He was released from prison in July 2010 after years in jail for anti-government activities. He was arrested for the first time in 2001 for criticizing Assad and sentenced to five years in prison. He was re-arrested in January 2008 and sentenced to two and a half more years on charges of “weakening national sentiment,” a term usually used to mean carrying out anti-regime activities. Syria had previously banned Seif from travel, a measure regularly taken against dissidents. In 2007, the U.S. State Department urged Syrian authorities to allow him to leave the country to receive medical treatment. Seif told The Associated Press in 2007 that refusing to allow him to seek treatment abroad for prostate cancer was “like being sentenced to a slow death.” Atassi comes from an influential family from the central city of Homs. She has been an outspoken critic of Assad for years and was arrested days after the uprising began while taking part in an anti-government protest in central Damascus.
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Many still without power from superstorm BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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A gas line forms for free fuel from a tanker in the Far Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New York, Saturday. Despite power returning to many neighborhoods in the metropolitan area, residents of the Far Rockaways continue to live without power and heat due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
NEW YORK — New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after Superstorm Sandy socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information. About 120,000 customers in New York and New Jersey remained without power Sunday, including tens of thousands of homes and businesses that were too damaged to connect to power even if it was running in their neighbourhood. More than 8 million lost power during the superstorm, and some during a later nor’easter storm. Separately, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited with disaster-relief workers Sunday in the borough of Staten Island’s Midland Beach neighbourhood, which is still devastated two weeks after Sandy hit. The lack of power restoration for a relative few in the densely populated region at the heart of the storm reinforced Sandy’s fractured effect on the area: tragic and vicious to some, merely a nuisance to others. Perhaps none of the utilities have drawn criticism as widespread, or as harsh, as the Long Island Power Authority. Nearly 50,000 of the homes and businesses it serves were still without power Sunday evening, and 55,000 more couldn’t safely connect even though their local grids were back online because their wiring and other equipment had been flooded. It would need to be repaired or inspected before those homes could regain power, LIPA said. “We certainly understand the frustration that’s out there,” LIPA’s chief operating officer, Michael Hervey, said in a conference call late Sunday. But, he said, the storm had been worse than
expected, no utility had as many workers in place beforehand as it would have liked, and the power was coming back rapidly “compared to the damage that’s been incurred.” Customers told calling LIPA multiple times a day for updates and getting no answer, or contradictory advice. “I was so disgusted the other night,” said Carrie Baram of Baldwin Harbor, on Long Island, who said she calls the utility three times a day. “I was up till midnight, but nobody bothered to answer the telephone.” Baram, 56, said she and her husband, Bob, go to the mall to charge their cellphones, and Bob, a sales manager, goes there to work. They trekked to her parents’ house to shower. At night, they huddle under a pile of blankets and listen to the sound of fire engines, which Baram assumes are blaring because people have been accidentally setting blazes with their generators. “It’s dark,” said Baram, “it’s frightening, and it’s freezing.” LIPA has said it knows that customers aren’t getting the information they need, partly because of an outdated information technology system that it is updating. On Sunday, executives said they were working on setting up information centres near the most heavily damaged areas. The company also said it had deployed 6,400 linemen to work on restoring power, compared to 200 on a normal day. “’They’re working on it, they’re working on it’ — that would be their common response,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said Sunday, describing LIPA’s interaction with his office. He said LIPA had failed to answer even simple questions from its customers and that Sandy’s magnitude wasn’t an excuse.
Strong eartquake strikes Myanmar, 12 feared dead BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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A boat near the bridge damaged by a strong earthquake, in Kyaukmyaung township, Shwebo, Sagaing Division, northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar., Sunday. A strong earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck northern Myanmar collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead. ages, and sometimes jewels. Damage to them is taken as an especially bad omen. Sein Win said police were guarding a damaged stupa in Mogok and its exposed relics. Many people in Myanmar are superstitious, and it is likely that local soothsayers will point out that the quake occurred on the 11th day of the 11th month. State television also reported that the tremors shifted the Mingun Bell, which people in Myanmar claim is the world’s largest functioning bell, off its base. The nearly 4-meter-high (12-foot-high) bell, which weighs in at 90 metric tons (200,000 pounds),
was installed in 1810 and is a popular tourist attraction at a pagoda outside Mandalay. A resident of Naypyitaw, which is 365 kilometres (225 miles) south of the quake’s epicenter, said several windowpanes of the parliament building had broken. The epicenter is in a region frequently hit by small temblors that usually cause little damage. Myanmar suffered a quake of similar size in March last year near the northeastern border town of Tachileik. Last year’s 6.8 magnitude quake killed 74 people and injured 111.
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YANGON, Myanmar — A strong earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead. A slow release of official information left the actual extent of the damage unclear after Sunday morning’s strong quake. Myanmar has a poor official disaster response system, despite having lost upward of 140,000 people to a devastating cyclone in 2008. Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay reported no casualties or major damage as the nearest major population centre to the main quake Mandalay lies about 117 kilometres (72 miles) south of the quake’s epicenter near the town of Shwebo. Smaller towns closer to the main quake’s epicenter were worse hit. The area surrounding the epicenter is underdeveloped, and casualty reports were coming in piecemeal, mostly from local media. The region is a centre for mining of minerals and gemstones, and several mines were reported to have collapsed. The evening news on state television showed VicePresident Sai Maul Hkam visiting the town of Thabeikyin, where the report said damage included 102 homes, 21 religious buildings, 48 government offices and four schools. The town, a gold-mining centre, is near the quake’s epicenter and had casualties of three dead and 35 injured. The report brought total officially confirmed casualties to six killed and 64 injured. Independently compiled tallies suggested a death toll of about a dozen. An official from Myanmar’s Meteorological Department said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 7:42 a.m. local time. The U.S. Geological Society reported a 5.8-magnitude aftershock later Sunday, but there were no initial reports of new damage or casualties. State television warned residents that aftershocks usually follow a major earthquake and told people to stay away from high walls, old buildings and structures with cracks in them. The biggest single death toll was reported by a local administrative officer in Sintku township — on the Irrawaddy River near the quake’s epicenter — who told The Associated Press that six people had died there and another 11 were injured. He said some of the dead were miners who were killed when a gold mine collapsed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because local officials are normally not allowed to release information to the media. Rumours circulated in Yangon of other mine collapses trapping workers, but none of the reports could be confirmed. According to news reports, several people died when a bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River collapsed east of Shwebo. The bridge linked the town of Sintku, 65 kilometres (40 miles) north of Mandalay on the east bank of the Irrawaddy, with Kyaukmyaung on the west bank. The website of Weekly Eleven magazine said four people were killed and 25 injured when the bridge, which was 80 per cent finished, fell. The local government announced a toll of two dead and 16 injured. All of the victims appeared to be workers. However, a Shwebo police officer, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said just one person was confirmed dead from the bridge’s collapse, while five were still unaccounted for. Weekly Eleven also said two monasteries in Kyaukmyaung collapsed, killing two people. “This is the worst earthquake I felt in my entire life,” Soe Soe, a 52-year-old Shwebo resident, told The Associated Press by phone. She said that the huge concrete gate of a local monastery collapsed and that several sculptures from another pagoda in the town were damaged. Other damage was reported in Mogok, a major gem-mining area just east of the quake’s epicenter. Temples were damaged there, as were some abandoned mines. “Landslides occurred at some old ruby mines, but there were no casualties because these are old mines,” Sein Win, a Mogok resident, said by phone. State television reported that more than a dozen pagodas and stupas in five townships were damaged, and many of them had their so-called “umbrellas” atop the dome-shaped structures crash down. The uppermost parts of the domes usually contain encased relics of the Buddha and small Buddha im-
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner. “We received no advanced notice. It was like a lightning bolt,” said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee. The FBI was investigating harassing emails sent by Petraeus biographer and girlfriend Paula Broadwell to a second woman. That probe of Broadwell’s emails revealed the affair between Broadwell and Petraeus. The FBI contacted Petraeus and other intelligence officials, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Petraeus to resign. A senior U.S. military official identified the second woman as Jill Kelley, 37, who lives in Tampa, Fla., and serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military’s Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. Staffers for Petraeus said Kelley and her husband were regular guests at events he held at Central Command headquarters. In a statement Sunday evening, Kelley and her husband, Scott, said: “We and our family have been friends with Gen. Petraeus and his family for over five years. We respect his and his family’s privacy and want the same for us and our three children.” A U.S. official said the coalition countries represented at Central Command gave Kelley an appreciation certificate on which she was referred to as an “honorary ambassador” to the coalition, but she has no official status and is not employed by the U.S. government. The official, speaking on condition
of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case publicly, said Kelley is known to drop the “honorary” part and refer to herself as an ambassador. The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, said Kelley had received harassing emails from Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her email account and eventually discover her relationship with Petraeus. A former associate of Petraeus confirmed the target of the emails was Kelley, but said there was no affair between the two, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the retired general’s private life. The associate, who has been in touch with Petraeus since his resignation, says Kelley and her husband were longtime friends of Petraeus and wife, Holly. Attempts to reach Kelley were not immediately successful. Broadwell did not return phone calls or emails. Petraeus resigned while lawmakers still had questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Lawmakers said it’s possible that Petraeus will still be asked to appear on Capitol Hill to testify about what he knew about the U.S. response to that incident. Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the circumstances of the FBI probe smacked of a coverup by the White House. “It seems this (the investigation) has been going on for several months and, yet, now it appears that they’re saying that the FBI didn’t realize until Election Day that General Petraeus was involved. It just doesn’t add up,” said King, R-N.Y. Petraeus, 60, quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. He has been married 38 years to Holly Petraeus, with whom he has two adult children, including a son who led an infantry platoon in Afghanistan as an Army lieutenant.
publican congressman. If it stands, he will become first Indian-American Hindu and just the third Indian-American ever elected to Congress. The first was also from California: Dalip Singh Saund, a Sikh who was elected as a Democrat in 1957 and became the first member of Congress who was not a Christian or Jew. Five other Indian-American candidates lost their races this year in California, Michigan and New Jersey. Democrat Mark Takano, a 51-yearold high school teacher whose parents were detained in Japanese internment camps during World War II, will be the first openly gay non-white member of Congress. Democrat Mike Honda, 71, who lived in an internment camp for JapaneseAmericans as a child, was re-elected in California’s 17th District, which after redistricting is expected to soon become the first majority Asian district outside of Hawaii. ILLINOIS Tammy Duckworth, a 44-year-old Iraq war veteran born in Bangkok, beat a first-term Republican in Illinois in one of the most closely-watched House races. Duckworth, who became a double amputee when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, is the first woman to serve in Congress after being seriously injured in combat. She will also be the first Thai-American woman in Congress and the first Asian-American representative from Illinois, where she defeated an Indian-American in a Democratic primary. NEW YORK Grace Meng, a 37-year-old lawyer and Democrat, is from what’s known as New York’s other Chinatown, the predominantly Chinese neighbourhood of Flushing in Queens. She becomes the first Asian-American elected to Congress from New York.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A record number of Asian-Americans will serve in the next Congress, and several achieved groundbreaking firsts in last week’s elections. The first Hindu will arrive in January in Congress, as will the first Buddhist and Asian-American woman senator. Asian-Americans are the fastestgrowing minority group in the U.S., and they voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama. Here’s a look at notable AsianAmericans elected on Nov. 6: HAWAII Mazie Hirono, 65, will be the first Buddhist, the first Asian-American woman and the first Japanese-born senator. Born in Fukushima, Japan, she moved in 1955 to Hawaii with her mother, who raised her as a Jodo Shu Buddhist. The Democrat was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, becoming the first Asian Buddhist member (Hank Johnson of Georgia, also elected that year, shares the title of first Buddhist). The Hawaii Democrat who won Hirono’s House seat is also a pathbreaker. Tulsi Gabbard, 31, is the first Hindu to win an election for Congress, where she will also be the first member born in the U.S. territory of American Samoa (which is represented by a nonvoting delegate). Gabbard became the state’s youngest-ever legislator at 21 before resigning to serve in Iraq. After beating a former Honolulu mayor in a Democratic primary, she spoke at this year’s Democratic National Convention. Gabbard is not of Indian heritage. Her mother converted to Hinduism and raised her in Vaishnava tradition. CALIFORNIA Democrat Ami Bera, a 47-year-old physician, holds slim lead over a Re-
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Two killed in Indianapolis house explosion INDIANAPOLIS — A massive explosion sparked a huge fire and killed two people in an Indianapolis neighbourhood where about three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls and could be felt at least three miles (five kilometres) away. Aerial photographs of the once-tidy neighbourhood of one- and two-story homes showed at least two had been reduced to blackened pits of debris. Other homes had sections gutted by fire or holes in their roofs or exterior walls. Siding dangled from the outside of other homes, and crumpled garage doors hung from houses nearby. Pieces of wood and other building materials littered the street and surrounding properties. It wasn’t clear what caused the blast about 11 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters responding to a call about a single house fire were surprised by a much bigger blaze. The fire centred on four homes, two that were levelled and two others that only had the frames standing by the time the flames were extinguished, Deputy Chief Kenny Bacon said. The damage extended two blocks in every direction, he said, and fire officials didn’t initially realize the extent of it in the darkness. City and fire officials said Sunday afternoon that about two dozen homes were uninhabitable and would have to be torn down. Several more had severe damage but could be fixed. Residents described a loud boom that shook their homes, blew out windows and collapsed ceilings. They rushed outside to find a chaotic scene with flames rising against the Indianapolis skyline to the north. Bryan and Trina McClellan were at home with their 23-year-old son Eric when the shock wave from the blast a block away shook their home. It knocked out the windows along one side
of their house, and their first instinct was to check on their grandchildren, two toddlers who were in the basement. One held his ears and said, “Loud noise, loud noise.” Eric McClellan said he ran to the scene of the explosion and saw homes flat or nearly so. “Somebody was trapped inside one of the houses, and the firefighters were trying to get to him. I don’t know if he survived,” he said, adding that firefighters ordered him to leave the area. Once the flames were
out, firefighters went through the rubble and damaged homes one at a time in case people had been left behind, Fire Lt. Bonnie Hensley said. They used search lights until dawn as they peered into the ruined buildings. Along with the two people killed, seven people were taken to a hospital with injuries, Bacon said. Everyone else was accounted for, he said. Four of the seven who were injured had minor injuries, fire officials said.
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