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Toronto Argonauts players hold the Grey Cup after defeating the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, in Toronto. The Argonauts claimed a place in Canadian football history Sunday when they were crowned the 100th Grey Cup champions in front of a sellout crowd. Many of the 53,000 CFL fans packed into Roger Centre rose to their feet and erupted into deafening roar as the final seconds ticked off the Argos’ 35-22 win. Coverage starts on B1.

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Chris Teichreb is a water quality specialist with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development.

Water withstood oil spill TREATMENT PLANTS NOT DESIGNED FOR HYDROCARBONS BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF When trace amounts of the chemical cocktail spawned by a river oil spill reached the City of Red Deer’s water treatment plant last June, it wasn’t clear what would happen. Water treatment plants are designed to handle various biological and parasitic threats to safe drinking water, not hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. “We weren’t sure what was going to happen when we did see the hydrocarbons coming down (the river),” said Chris Teichreb, an Alberta Environment water quality specialist. “We thought maybe the water filtration they have at the plant will remove some of these hydrocarbons.” However, later testing showed the Red Deer’s water treatment plant and the Anthony Henday plant in Innisfail were not effective in removing hydrocarbons. “Concentration of benzene, tolu-

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Westerner Park was the epicentre of Christmas cheer this weekend. The 19th edition of the Festival of Trees was once again a glittering, tinsel-draped success. Red Deer’s Jocelyn Melbourne was there with three-year-old daughter Sydnie, who was all eyes for the dozens of imaginatively decorated trees that were to be raffled off in a silent auction. “I like the purple ones,” said Sydnie. This was the second visit to the festival for the Melbournes and the first where Sydnie was old enough to appreciate the Christmas magic around her. “We haven’t made it to Candy Cane Lane yet,” said Jocelyn, “because I don’t think we’ll get out once we get in there.” Melbourne said she loves to decorate her tree each year and enjoyed looking at other decorators’ creations. “I like to see other people’s ideas. There are so many (trees) I really love.” Heather Hawkins brought along sons Allan, 6, and Nathan, 4. “It’s great family time,” the Lacombe resident said of the event that wrapped up on Sunday. “It gets us into the Christmas spirit and the boys love the Candy Cane Lane. “I hope we win the playhouse. It’s mas-

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Enveloped in a giant bubble Alexa Doll, 4, of Red Deer reaches out to poke a hole at the Festival of Trees on Friday afternoon. The 19th Annual Festival of Trees in Support of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation ran through the weekend at Westerner Park. sive,” she said with a laugh. The $15,000 playhouse was among the auction items and it had the stamp of approval from no less a personality than Canada’s most

trusted contractor, Mike Holmes. “We’re having a lot of fun,” said Amanda Parsons, of Red Deer.

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WATER: System in place in Red Deer “Having said that, they do have the capability or they do have a response system that if the concentrations did get high enough they could implement some additional measures to remove the hydrocarbons,” he added. “But they didn’t get to the point where they needed to do that,” he said, noting toluene levels were about 10 times below minimum water quality drinking standards. Drinking water standards were not exceeded in almost all test samples. Although at Gleniffer Lake, where booms were put in place to stop oil flowing downstream levels of toluene, did exceed drinking water guidelines in

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ny Bucyk.In his career, he played against some of the all-time greats, Jean Beliveau, Maurice “Rocket” Richard and Gordie Howe among them. Once after running Beliveau in front of the Leafs’ net, the legend gave him some advice: “James you should stick to football,” he recalls with a laugh. He still counts it as a privilege to have played against Rocket Richard in one of his last shifts before icon retired in 1960. While he counts Gordie Howe as the best player ever; “for flash and dash and for spectacular things you would want to see the Rocket.” After his playing career, James coached for a dozen successful years in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and coached the Moose Jaw Warriors in 1988-89 in the Western Hockey League. So what does James think of the NHL lockout? “I just think it’s totally ridiculous. I’d like to see these guys who are making $3 or $4 million try and go out and get a job in today’s world. They would find it very difficult.” James said his salary topped out at around $12,000 as an NHLer. “The thing we played for the most when I was playing was the pension plan. Our pension plan was the best of all major sports. “Nowadays the players don’t care about the pension plan because they’re making so much money.” James now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife Marg. For more information go to www.ronsmith.ca pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com one sample the day after the spill, according to the report. Teichreb said in Red Deer a system is already in place to deal with hydrocarbons, although it would take some time to put into action. At Anthony Henday, a portable system would have to be brought in. Alberta Health Services was also ready if necessary to shut down the plants if hydrocarbon levels exceeded drinking water guidelines. For a time, water could be supplied from reserves kept in offsite storage reservoirs. After that, if additional filtration was not in place, drinking water would have to be trucked in, as it was for a number of days for a pair of resorts on Gleniffer Lake. Teichreb described the water treatment test results as a “bit of a wake-up call” during a recent presentation to the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. Asked if the results that showed concentrations changed little after treatment was a surprise, Teichreb replied it had been a “bit of an unknown because we haven’t really tested for this in the past.” The results have led to follow-up work to ensure that drinking water plants have their emergency

plans in place to adapt to another spill, and perhaps one with much higher concentrations. A provincial strategy is in place to look at drinking water through the entire process from being drawn from rivers to household taps. However, given the cost of running additional systems to handle hydrocarbons, it doesn’t make sense to make them a requirement when they are only present because of some sort of mishap. “It’s more (focused on) emergency preparedness, to make sure that if we do get these spills then we are prepared to handle it.” Meanwhile, the province is awaiting the results of a long-term monitoring program required of Plains Midstream. Those samples were collected in late October and have been sent away for processing. Results are expected in the new year, and if they show damage to aquatic life the company may be required to undertake further remediation work. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Gerry James was at the Jackpot Casino in Red Deer through this past weekend to meet with fans and sign copies of his book. James who was known as Kid Dynamite played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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But the band’s fiery music was no joke, fuelled by an incandescent guest appearance by Taylor, who played lead guitar on a stunning extended version of the ominous Midnight Rambler, and Mary J. Blige, who shook the house in a duet with Jagger on Gimme Shelter. The 50th anniversary show, which will be followed by one more in London, then three in the greater New York area, lacked some of the band’s customary bravado — the “world’s greatest rock ’n’ roll band” intro was shelved — and there were some rare nostalgic touches. Even the famously taciturn Wyman briefly cracked a smile when trading quips with Richards and Ronnie Wood. The concert started with a brief video tribute from luminaries like Elton John, Iggy Pop and Johnny Depp, who praised the Stones for their audacity and staying power. The Stones’ show contained an extended video homage to the American trailblazers who shaped their music: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and others. The montage included rare footage of the young Elvis Presley. The Stones began their professional career imitating the Americans whose music they cherished, but they quickly developed their own style, spawning hundreds — make that thousands — of imitators who have tried in vain to match their swagger and style.

LONDON — The Rolling Stones made a triumphant return to the London stage on Sunday night in the first of five concerts to mark the 50th anniversary of their debut as an Americanoriented blues band. They showed no signs of wear and tear — except on their aging, heavily lined faces — as frontman Mick Jagger swaggered and strutted through a stellar twoand-a-half hour show. He looked remarkably trim and fit and was in top vocal form. The Stones passed the half-century mark in style at the sometimes emotional gig that saw former bassist Bill Wyman and guitar master Mick Taylor join their old mates in front of a packed crowd at London’s 02 Arena. It was the first of five mega-shows to mark the passage of 50 years since the band first appeared in a small London pub determined to pay homage to the masters of American blues. Jagger, in skin-tight black pants, a black shirt and a sparkly tie, took time out from singing to thank the crowd for its loyalty. “It’s amazing that we’re still doing this, and it’s amazing that you’re still buying our records and coming to our shows,” he said. “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Lead guitarist Keith Richards, whose survival has surprised many who thought he would succumb to drugs and drink, was blunter: “We made it,” he said. “I’m happy to see you. I’m happy to see anybody.”

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Of all the players who have ever suited up for the CFL and the NHL, Gerry James holds bragging rights to one achievement no one can match. In 1959, James starred for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and helped them win the Grey Cup for the second year in a row. That same 1959-60 NHL season he took to the ice for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the powerhouse Montreal Canadiens. That makes James the only player to appear in both Cup finals in the same season. Lionel Conacher, one of Canada’s best athletes in the 1920s and 1930s, is the only other player to have played for the Grey Cup and Stanley Cups, but not the same season. James’s career has just been celebrated in a new book, “Kid Dynamite — They Gerry James Story” by Ron Smith and he was at Jackpot Casino over the weekend signing copies and trading stories with fans. A fit-looking 78, James has plenty of stories to tell about his dual career that began when he was only 17 and joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, one of the youngest ever to suit up in the CFL. “I think they signed me to play because they didn’t want me to go to college,” he said. He was still a Winnipeg high school football player when the Blue Bombers offered him $50 a week to try out for their team. “I thought, ‘Boy, this is found money. How could a guy get so lucky to try out for the Bombers, and plus get paid a salary?’” Despite being a boy among men — and not just any men, but some of his personal heroes — the transition to the pros went pretty smoothly. “As long as I kept my mouth shut they were good,” he said with a grin. He would go on to an all-star career as kicker and running back on the powerful Bombers teams of the 1950s and 1960s that saw his team appear in six Grey Cups, winning four of them. He won the first-ever Schenley Award, which goes to the Most Outstanding Canadian in the CFL, in 1954, and won it again three years later. At one time, he held 18 CFL record and still holds the record for most touchdowns by a Canadian running back. He also holds the record for most postseason appearances (36). His nickname “Kid Dynamite” was a spinoff from his father, who also played in the CFL and was known as Eddie “Dynamite” James. His father was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and Gerry would follow in 1981, the only fatherson duo in the hall. In football, he was known for his speed, but in hockey it was a different story. He wasn���t fast but he was tough. “Sort of a ruffian” is how he describes it. In the year, he won the 1959 Grey Cup, he suited up for 44 games with the Maple Leafs, including a 10-game run in the playoffs that ended in a Montreal Canadiens four-game sweep. In 149 games for the Leafs over five seasons, he had 14 goals and 26 assists and 257 minutes in penalties. “I think I probably led the Leafs in penalty minutes for the short time I was there,” said James, who played at five-foot-11 (1.8 m) and 185 pounds (84 kg). His lack of a natural gift for hockey led to his line, which included Duke Edmundson and Johnny Wilson, being dubbed the “Puke Line,” a play on the Boston Bruins “Uke Line,” which included players of Ukrainian heritage including Hall of Famer John-

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Wildrose planning closer screening of candidates BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says it was the right decision to stand by two candidates in the last election campaign despite their racist and anti-gay remarks. But Smith says that even though she believes in standing up for her candidates, the values of Allan Hunsperger and Ron Leech are not Wildrose values, and she says the party must do a better job at vetting candidates. “I believe people of strong religious conviction of any religion should feel welcome into the public arena,� Smith told reporters at the Wildrose party convention Saturday. “But every single person who runs for office has to be able to state their views in a way that is respectful to all Albertans (and) in a way that if they are to be elected, their constituents believe they will be able to represent every person who comes into their constituency office. “There are a couple of candidates who fell short of that for us.� Polls suggested Smith’s Wildrose party had a chance to end the four-decade dynasty of Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservatives in the April 23 election. But in the end the Tories won 61 seats to 17 for the Wildrose, in part to late-campaign controversy over the remarks by Hunsperger and Leech. Hunsperger, an Edmonton candidate, said in a blog that gays need to renounce their sexual orientation or face an afterlife burning in hell’s “lake of fire.� Leech, a Calgary candidate, told a radio interviewer that as a white man he was best suited to talking with and mediating disputes among people of all races. Smith said the Tories ran with the controversy by successfully

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DANIELLE SMITH painting the Wildrose as pro-bigot. “I thought that people would understand that having a couple of candidates who make controversial comments does not cast a pall on all 87. I was mistaken,� she said. “Next time, we’re going to be far more careful with our candidate selection. “I think our local candidate selection committee is going to do their work, and I’m going to be confident going into the next election that we’ve got 87 people who can win.� Smith admitted she took an earful from some candidates for Hunsperger and Leech staying on board, though neither was elected. Some candidates felt bruised, she said, that the actions of others impeded their ability to succeed. She said in the future, candidates themselves have to shoulder some responsibility and take it upon themselves to quit if necessary. “If a candidate has created such a controversy that it’s going to bring down the entire party, that is going to affect other candidates, that it’s going to affect our ability to form government I would hope that they would have the respect for their colleagues that they would choose to step out

of the race,� she said. The weekend meeting in Edmonton is the party’s first convention since losing the spring election. Earlier Saturday, Smith delivered a blistering denunciation of Redford’s Conservatives. Smith said Redford’s legacy will be broken promises and corrupt behaviour, starting with the party’s plan to balance the operating budget but run a deficit for capital projects. She accused the government of “economic flim-flam� and said it kept “two sets of books,� adding it’s the way crooks do business. She said the Tories have grown so accustomed to power the only way they know how to govern is to deliver grants and gifts to those who do their bidding and punish those who do not. “Three and a half years from now we’ll see Albertans heave this wreck of a PC government onto the ash-heap of history,� Smith told 700 cheering supporters, echoing former U.S. president Ronald Reagan’s 1982 comments on the fate of Marxism-Leninism. “This is the party that in the past election campaign grossly mischaracterized the Wildrose program and party. Let’s never let them do it again.�

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Jamie Leeder, 5, and her sister Amanda, 8, of Sylvan Lake get cozy with two giant stuffed teddy bears at Westerner Park on Friday. The 19th Annual Festival of Trees in Support of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation was held over the weekend at Westerner Park in Red Deer with fun for the whole family. public,â&#x20AC;? said Brooks on Sunday. Moving the ever-popular Candy Cane Lane to its own area was one of the tweaks this year that went over well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just created a very calm, peaceful atmosphere in the tree room.â&#x20AC;? Brooks said the money raised will go towards

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The photo booth was a lot of fun.â&#x20AC;? Husband Michael, and their children Evelyn, 7, and Nathan, 4, and mother-in-law Anna Parsons were also along and were taking in the tree displays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the trees are very interesting and different,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even for the kids, they saw these Angry Birds one and they thought that was pretty cool,â&#x20AC;? she said of one tree decorated with the characters from the ubiquitous cellphone game. At the Balderson Creations booth, festivalgoers could sample delicious ciders from Judy Balderson and daughter Kelly Hagel. A portion of their proceeds go towards the hospital foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In all honesty, this is one way we can contribute,â&#x20AC;? said Balderson, who is from Red Deer. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival has been excellent, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are here and they are having a very good time. Balderson said she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite put her finger on the reason why, but this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival has its own character. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love creativity, this just fits the bill.â&#x20AC;? Jacqueline Brooks, executive director of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, said the event went very well, although it was too early to say if they had reached their goal of topping last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1,020,000 tally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think all of the changes we made were well received by the

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Decentralize the federation HOW MANY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT DOES IT TAKE TO FIX A SEWER PIPE? YOU’D BE SURPRISED BY STEVE LAFLEUR SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE How many levels of government does it take to fix a sewer pipe? In some cases, the answer is three. While this may seem ludicrous, the reality is that the federal and provincial governments are heavily involved in many municipal spending decisions. Although the image of having your local federal MP, a provincial cabinet minister, and your mayor all smiling and cutting the ribbon to a new project together projects harmony, this type of overlap significantly reduces political accountability. For example, who are you going to blame if the pipe springs a leak? Worse still, who are you going to blame if the sewer contract goes to a company facing fraud and conspiracy charges? This isn’t a hypothetical. This scenario has occurred recently in Quebec. The federal Public Safety minister of the day reportedly answered that

oversight of municipal contracts is not a federal responsibility. In order to strengthen political accountability and government efficiency in Canada, it is necessary to ensure that one, not three, levels of government, is responsible for providing and generating revenue in each spending area. While the above anecdote may seem like an isolated incident, it isn’t. Infrastructure projects funded by all three levels of government take place throughout the country. Moreover, provincial governments are systemically reliant upon federal funding in many areas. The problem is that the federal government generates too much revenue, which reduces the ability of provinces to garner sufficient revenue to fund services they need. There is a limit to how much revenue governments can efficiently collect, so excessive federal intake crowds out provincial revenues. While nearly two-thirds of government expenditures are on health care, education and social services, the federal government controls over 43 per cent of government spending, leaving the provinces only a shade over 40 per cent. Municipalities, which provide most of the services we rely on daily, control less than 16 per cent of government spending. This top-heavy ar-

rangement necessitates these transfers. While transferring money from the federal government to lower levels seems like an elegant solution, it obfuscates decision making and reduces efficiency. Consider health care, for instance. Premiers love to blame the federal government for the shortcomings of health care, despite health care being a provincial responsibility. Since they can always blame the federal government for not transferring enough money to provincial governments, premiers have less incentive to deliver services efficiently. Disentangling spending areas would also have a salutary effect on electoral politics, allowing voters to see more clearly who is responsible for what services and expenses. When one area such as health care dominates the political debate at two different levels of government, it muddies the waters and allows other issues to fall by the wayside. A voter whose top two issues are health care and national defence could wind up voting for a federal candidate whose position on foreign policy he doesn’t support, simply because he is afraid that the federal government will reduce health transfers, for example. Canadians should only have to vote once to express a policy preference.

In order to create fiscal balance in Canada, the federal government should terminate direct spending in areas of provincial jurisdiction (with rare exceptions), and cease fiscal transfers with two exceptions. First, federal fuel tax revenue should be transferred to the municipalities on a per capita basis. Second, the GST revenue should be distributed to the provinces on a per capita basis. These two measures would provide stable funding from efficient taxes, while creating a degree of equalization. But unlike the current equalization system, it would contain no perverse incentives that reward provinces for poor performance. Although decentralizing wouldn’t solve all of Canada’s problems, it would lead to more efficient government services and it would allow for greater policy experimentation to help determine bets practices. Most importantly, it would bring taxation and expenditure decisions in key areas closer to voters and consumers. Transparency is a cornerstone of good governance. Create transparency, and good government is likely to follow. Steve Lafleur is a policy analyst with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. This column was provided by Troy Media (http://www.troymedia.com).

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Does Stephan have a hidden agenda? Chris Stephan’s letter to the editor has me puzzled. What is it that caused him to write such a disrespectful letter? It’s one thing to disagree with the opinions of others but his attack left me wondering why ‘he doth protest so much?’ Do I sense a hidden agenda in his writings? City councillors represent all citizens of Red Deer and to use his position in such a partisan way is unbecoming to the office. Historically, municipal politics, while feisty at times, have avoided public disparaging remarks and person attacks. I find it so distressing at the federal and provincial levels when politicians of all stripes race to the bottom, spewing divisiveness and contempt; municipal governments must continue to stay above that fray. I would like to suggest that a review of the Code of Ethics that councillors adhere to be reread and be applied to the broader field. The old adage ‘Don’t mess with folks buying ink in bulk’ would also be a good thing to remember. Lorna Watkinson-Zimmer Red Deer

Obama must show some climate leadership The race to become leader of the world’s most powerful democracy often seemed disconnected from reality. During debates, the two main candidates stooped to insults, half-truths and outright lies. The overall campaign included appallingly ignorant statements about women. But the most bewildering disconnect was over the greatest threat the world faces: global warming. Republican candidate Mitt Romney only mentioned it mockingly, and President Barack Obama brought it up in passing toward the end of the campaign and in one line during his acceptance speech. We should probably be happy that the candidate who DAVID at least acknowledged the SUZUKI seriousness of climate change won. Obama has had more to say since being elected to his second term. “I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behaviour and carbon emissions, and as a consequence I think we have an obligation to future generations to do something about it,” he told reporters at a post-election news conference. He went on to list his accomplishments on climate during his first term: better fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, increased clean-energy production and investment in “breakthrough technologies that could further remove carbon from our atmo-

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sphere.” But those were inadequate, given the scope of the problem. He should have done more. As investment strategist Jeremy Grantham recently wrote in Nature, “President Barack Obama missed the chance of a lifetime to get a climate bill passed, and his great environmental and energy scientists John Holdren and Steven Chu went missing in action.” Part of the problem is the increasingly dysfunctional nature of a polarized and paralyzed U.S. political system – including a Congress dominated by anti-environmental, anti-tax and often anti-government Republicans. Many of us – not just Americans – hope the president will show stronger leadership this time around. Unfortunately, his news conference statement sent mixed messages. Although he acknowledged that more should be done and promised to have “a wide-ranging conversation with scientists, engineers and elected officials” about reducing carbon, he also said “if the message somehow is that we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anyone’s going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” He went on to acknowledge the costs of climaterelated natural disasters and mentioned the danger of climate change as “something we’re passing on to future generations that’s going to be very expensive and very painful to deal with.” In trying to say the right thing without alienating the fossil fuel industry and other moneyed interests, he came across as confused. Even though it will be expensive and painful not to act, he’s not prepared to take the necessary steps if it will impede jobs and growth. But climate change is already costing the

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We’re proud of things ‘Canadian’ POLL POINTS TO LAGGING SUPPORT FOR MONARCHY AND UNIVERSAL PRIDE IN MEDICARE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadians, it seems, love their universal health care. The monarchy? Not so much. A new national poll commissioned by the Montrealbased Association for Canadian Studies examined the pride Canadians place in a list of more than a dozen symbols, achievements and attributes. The online survey of 2,207 respondents by Leger Marketing found universal health care was almost universally loved, with 94 per cent calling it an important source of collective pride — including 74 per cent who called it “very important.” At the other end of the spectrum, just 39 per cent of respondents felt the monarchy was a source of personal or collective pride, while 59 per cent were royally unimpressed. In fact, 32 per cent of

respondents found the monarchy “not at all important” — the most popular singular response. The findings provide an interesting snapshot of the country after seven years under a Stephen Harper government that’s made a priority of promoting its own blend of nationbuilding symbols. The military, the Arctic, sports and the monarchy have been staples of Conservative messaging almost from the time Harper took office early in 2006. More recently, the government has spent more than $100 million over the past four years on jaunty “economic action plan” advertising in concert with a constant refrain from Conservatives about Canada’s relative prosperity in a battered global economy. “They’ve definitely had mixed results,” said Jack Jedwab, the executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies. “The monarchy doesn’t res-

onate well at all.” But Canada’s economic performance finished among the top four pride-instilling achievements. “It’s about creating an environment where people are optimistic, and I think it’s working, judging by these numbers,” Jedwab said of Conservatives’ economic messaging. “That surprised me. I just didn’t think it would be that high, because there are some economic challenges out there.” Canada’s “reputation in the world” also fared well in the survey. Canadian foreign policy has moved toward a more robust, warrior-state under the Harper government and away from the peace-keeping, “honest broker” persona that dates from the Lester Pearson Liberals of the 1960s. That’s sparked some political controversy, but hasn’t shaken Canadians’ international self-image. “We may have some family

fights here at home, but when we step outside the house into the bigger world, we like to represent ourselves as Canadians,” said Jedwab. “We feel we’re faring well — and we feel (that) others feel we’re faring well.” Rounding out the top four — with 60 per cent calling it “very important” and nine out of 10 respondents deeming it important — was the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “One of the ones that does really well — the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — is one the government was more hesitant about,” said Jedwab. The Conservatives consciously downplayed this year’s 30th anniversary of the Charter, choosing to mark the occasion with a simple press release. By contrast, the government has budgeted more than $28 million to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a multi-year program that includes everything from TV ad-

vertising to upgrading historic sites and striking commemorative coins. Alas, the historic series of battles between the British and the Americans came in near the bottom of the Leger online survey, albeit still far ahead of the monarchy in perceived importance. Partisans keeping score might take solace that old Liberal standards, the policy of official bilingualism and the 1982 patriation of the Constitution, tied with the War of 1812 as a source of pride. All three were deemed somewhat or very important by 61 per cent of respondents. All three also posted significant negatives — especially bilingualism. Thirty-six per cent of respondents felt official bilingualism was of little or no importance to their pride in Canada, while 30 per cent were unimpressed with the War of 1812 and 25 per cent shrugged off Canada getting its own constitution.

Byelections expected to stir, not rattle, Canada’s political mix Both Rae and Locke ignored Trudeau’s suggestion that Canada was better off with prime ministers from Quebec rather than Alberta. Meanwhile Crockatt cited the benefits of having the local MP in government rather than outside of power. “If you’re in Mexico and lose your passport, do you want to call an opposition member of Parliament? Or do you want to call someone who can walk across to the minister’s office?” All parties will be pouring over the postbyelection results looking for poll-by-poll intelligence to pocket for next time.

New Democrats, running fourth in polls in Calgary Centre behind the Green party candidate, will be testing for fall-out from leader Tom Mulcair’s “Dutch disease” thesis on the manufacturing impact of resource development. In Victoria, the NDP expects candidate Murray Rankin to fill the shoes of the retired New Democrat Denise Savoie, but the Liberal, Green party and Conservative candidates all mounted spirited campaigns that wound up focusing on a contentious, $783-million sewage treatment plan. With Green Leader Elizabeth May, the party’s lone standard-bearer

in Parliament, right next door and riding redistributions in the offing, Victoria will continue to be a target in 2015 and Monday’s results will be banked for close scrutiny. Durham, the central Ontario riding held by former Conservative cabinet minister Bev Oda who resigned after

a series of controversies, appears set to return another Tory to Ottawa. Polls suggest Conservative candidate Erin O’Toole is safely out front, but New Democrat Larry O’Connor, a former provincial MPP and area mayor, is making the case that the NDP is the go-to option for restless voters.

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OTTAWA — By the time the dust settles late Monday night, a great deal more heat and noise will have been generated by a trio of federal byelections than the outcomes will likely merit. What could be an electoral earthquake — signalling new fault lines in federal politics — is looking to be tremorless, with three new MPs, representing the same team colours as those who departed, expected to be en route to Parliament. Along the way, however, the respective campaigns in Calgary Centre, Durham (Ontario), and Victoria will have presented an early test run — and political market research — for the distant general election battle of October 2015. And judging by this month’s byelection fireworks, 2015 will be quite a show. The Conservatives watched a torpedo slice into the federal Liberal hull last week when an inflammatory 2010 interview by Justin Trudeau, the Liberal leadership heir apparent, suddenly emerged as a perfectlytimed target. With Joan Crockatt, the establishment Tory favourite in Calgary Centre, facing an almost unprecedented polling threat from Liberal candidate Harvey Locke, Trudeau’s divisive French-language comments about Albertans in Ottawa presented a bulls-eye too big to miss. “From a historical perspective, the likelihood that the Conservatives could lose Calgary Centre is virtually nil,” threehundredandeight. com, a website that compiles polling results, observed late last week. Yet the orchestrated breadth and volume of the Conservative clamour over Trudeau’s musings illustrated the seriousness with which he’s regarded by the governing party — and his potential for coalescing the anti-Crockatt vote in Calgary Centre — notwithstanding dismissive claims that Trudeau’s a lightweight. Bob Rae, the interim Liberal leader, swept aside suggestions he sanction Trudeau by removing him from his role as critic for amateur sports. Instead he accused the Conservatives of letting Sun News know where they could find the incendiary interview online. “You know, was that an accident?” Rae said Sunday on the Global program The West Block. “Was it immaculate conception? Did the reporter in question just sort of say, ‘Oh my goodness, I just found this thing,’ or did someone from the Conservative party say,

‘Look at this, why don’t we go with this story on Friday ahead of the Monday vote.’ ” Still, Conservative strategists Sunday were spinning Calgary Centre — a riding conservatives have held for 40 years — as a litmus test of Trudeau. At the final all-candidates debate in Calgary on Saturday, Locke tried to cast Trudeau’s musings in the context of the kind of trash-talk that Calgarians use regularly when they dial up the city’s well-known rivalry with Alberta’s capital to the north. “Has anybody in this room ever disparaged Edmonton?” he asked.

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Pine beetles adding to climate change BY BOB WEBER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Newly published research suggests mountain pine beetles have become so widespread that they’re not just benefiting from global warming, they’re starting to contribute to it. “The effects of climate change cascade,” said Holly Maness, whose paper was published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience. “Previous studies have shown that climate change allowed the beetle to flourish. But our work shows that beetle infestations in turn feed back into climate.” Scientists have concluded that the gradually warming climate has allowed the tree-killing beetle to spread into forests it used to be frozen out of. The report quotes figures suggesting that over the last decade, the bugs have spread over about 20 per cent of the total area of British Columbia, making it one of the largest ecological disturbances ever recorded.

‘PREVIOUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT CLIMATE CHANGE ALLOWED THE BEETLE TO FLOURISH. BUT OUR WORK SHOWS THAT BEETLE INFESTATIONS IN TURN FEED BACK INTO CLIMATE.’ — HOLLY MANESS

Maness, an earth scientist working at the University of Toronto, decided to study how turning about 170,000 square kilometres of green forest into grey, leafless stands of dead trees would affect the regional climate. Using temperature data from satellites, she and her team concluded that beetle-ravaged forests were, on average, one degree warmer during the summer than healthy forests. The reason? Tree sweat, or rather, the lack thereof. “Trees sweat to help cool themselves in the same way that humans do,” said Maness. “When you kill a tree, it’s going to stop sweating. That means that solar

radiation that was previously spent evaporating water from these trees is now going into heating the surface.” The amount of water released by trees isn’t as easily measured as surface temperature, but Maness’s paper uses an average of three different proxies to estimate it. When she calculated the amount of energy that was no longer going into evaporation from tree leaves, the result was very close to what it would take to create the observed temperature change. “Solar energy can either evaporate water or it can heat the surface, so if you measure both of those things and they give results that are consistent with each other, you have a fair amount

of confidence the result is right.” Maness acknowledges her study raises more questions than it answers. What’s all that heat collected in the ground going to do? “We’ve shown that the surface temperature increases that we’ve seen are sufficient to drive changes in cloud cover and precipitation, but it needs to be directly measured.” Earlier snow melt is another possibility that brings with it potential changes in groundwater and spring runoff patterns. Maness found that some changes are similar to what happens in areas scorched by forest fires, but the beetle impacts are much larger and leave a more complex pattern of dead and living trees. Maness is willing to suggest that beetle-caused warming won’t allow the bugs to spread more quickly. The effect is limited to areas already infested. “It would surprise me if it accelerated their ability to claim more forests.”

Feds offloading part of pledge to resettle refugees onto private sector ASKING COMMUNITY GROUPS TO SPONSOR SOME REFUGEES refugees fare better when they are brought to Canada by private organizations. “By providing up to six months of income support for (UN-referred) refugees supported by sponsors, we hope to help organizations new to refugee sponsorship and encourage existing civil society groups to sponsor refugees who have few or no pre-existing family or community links in Canada,” said Remi Lariviere in an email. But community groups pin the changes to budget cuts — they say it’s cheaper for the government to ask private groups to pick up part of

the tab for their international obligations. It is putting groups in an awkward position, said Dench. “Some sponsors are feeling quite manipulated because they are feeling ok, they’ve closed the door for what we used to do and what we want to do, but on the other hand if we’re a group that wants to do sponsorship, shouldn’t we give them something?” she explained.

The department’s Lariviere said Canada is seeking to increase the number of refugees it resettles to a high of up to 14,500 refugees and other vulnerable populations by 2013. But both Dench and Wiebe said it’s not certain that goal can be met. Wiebe questions whether the voluntary sector has the capacity or the resources to help resettle more refugees. And Dench said the

risk is that groups won’t have the desire to sponsor refugees with whom they don’t have a connection. “So then if the numbers are not met then the understanding is that would mean that refugees don’t get to come at all,” she said. “And if the government doesn’t meet the goals that it set itself, some of the sponsors are worried that they may end up taking the blame.”

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OTTAWA — The federal government is seeking to offload some of its international promises to refugees onto the private sector. They’re asking community groups to sponsor 1,000 of the refugees the Canadian government has told the United Nations it will resettle over the next three years. But at the same time, they are restricting the groups’ ability to sponsor refugees themselves by placing caps on private applications. The decisions are raising concerns from not-for-profit groups that they are being forced to carry out the Immigration department’s objectives instead of their own. “This minister ... has found little ways to tweak it into being more able to name groups and curtail what formerly was much more open for private sponsors to name who they wish,” said Edwin Wiebe, national co-ordinator of refugee programs for the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada. Refugee resettlement in Canada is a shared activity between the government and about 80 groups, which have formal agreements with the Ottawa to sponsor refugees. Canada voluntarily accepts about 10 per cent of the world’s refugees. Last year, there were 7,365 government-assisted refugees and 5,585 privately sponsored ones, according to government statistics. Between 2006-2011, the top five source countries for government-assisted refugees were Iraq, Colombia, Myanmar, Bhutan and Afghanistan, according to an analysis of statistics provided by Citizenship and Immigration. Private groups also seek to resettle refugees identified by the United Nations, but often choose source countries or individuals with some connection to their religious or community organizations. Between 2006-2011, the top five source countries for privately-sponsored refugees were Iraq, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. But now there are caps on the number of applications private groups can submit, as well as other restrictions. “We were not allocated any spot out of any African visa post. We received only 36 spots last year. “How was I supposed to respond to hundreds of congregational requests to sponsor?” asked Khwaka Kukubo, an adviser to the refugee program at the United Church of Canada. The government says the caps are in place so missions can work through the enormous backlog of applications, adding they don’t affect the number of privatelysponsored refugees who actually arrive in Canada each year. But some say it reflects a change in gov-

ernment priorities. “They are not willing to say, ‘OK, people want to sponsor out of Nairobi so we’ll have to find some way of putting more resources so those ones can come,’ ” said Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees. “Instead they say, ’No, you can’t sponsor those ones. If you want to sponsor refugees, sponsor the ones that we will identify for you.’ ” A spokesman for the Citizenship and Immigration department said the decision to ask private groups to help settle 1,000 government-assisted refugees was made because research shows

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KACKERT NAMED MVP Toronto Argonauts running back Chad Kackert has been named the outstanding player of the 100th Grey Cup. Kackert’s 20 carries for 133 yards helped lift the Argos to a 35-22 win over the Calgary Stampeders. He also recorded eight catches for 62 yards. “It’s unbelievable the MVP (award) came my way,” he said. Kackert showed the Argos have a multifaceted offence that could compensate for a relatively quiet game from CFL outstanding player Chad Owens. Kackert was an impact player for Toronto throughout the post-season. The Simi Valley, Calif., native scored twice against the Eskimos ago then added a spectacular 49-yard TD run to give Toronto the lead in an upset 27-20 victory in Montreal in the East final.

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Toronto Argonauts running back Andre Durie celebrates his touchdown against the Calgary Stampeders with teammate Chad Owens during the CFL Grey Cup, Sunday, in Toronto. The Argonauts won the game 35-22.

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Monday

● Women’s basketball: Collins Barrow Storm vs. Vertically Challenge, Spartans vs. The Bank, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber; Big Ballers vs. Triple Threat, Hoosier Daddy vs. Rampage, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Central Alberta Christian; Funk vs. Nikes, 7:45 p.m., Hunting Hills. ● Heritage junior B Hockey: Ponoka at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Arena.

Tuesday

● Men’s basketball: Carpet Doctor vs. Monstars, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Tagish Lakers, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Blackfalds, 7:30 p.m.

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● College women’s hockey: NAIT at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Peewee AA hockey: Red Deer Parkland at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Men’s basketball: Carstar vs. Tiffany’s Fatboys, Investors Group vs. Rusty Chuckers, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Argonauts 35 Stampeders 22 TORONTO — A rugged defence staggered the Calgary Stampeders before Ricky Ray delivered the knockout punch and earned the Toronto Argonauts a historic Grey Cup victory Sunday. Toronto’s defence, under the guidance of former Calgary assistant Chris Jones, held CFL rushing leader Jon Cornish to 57 yards while pressuring quarterback Kevin Glenn before Ray’s seven-yard TD pass to Andre Durie late in the game cemented the Argo-

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Rebels sneak away with win over Warriors BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Rebels 2 Warriors 1 (SO) The Red Deer Rebels were fortunate to come out on the right end of a Western Hockey League encounter with the Moose Jaw Warriors on Saturday. However, head coach Brent Sutter wasn’t apologizing for a 2-1 shootout win over the Warriors, who outplayed their hosts for more than 50 per cent of the contest and held a 43-29 advantage in shots. “There are times through the years when you’re going to win some games you probably don’t deserve to win, and there are times when you play extremely well and don’t win. So it kinds of evens out through the season,” said Sutter. “Tonight was one of those nights we certainly didn’t have our A game. But I was proud of the young men with the way we played in the third period. We didn’t have a very good first two periods but we were much better in the third, we played and competed a lot harder. Some character and leadership that we needed showed up in the third and we found a way to win.

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nauts’ 35-22 win in the 100th edition of the CFL championship. Toronto running back Chad Kackert, with 133 yards rushing, was the game MVP while defensive end Ricky Foley claimed top Canadian honours. Ray, obtained last December in a blockbuster trade with Edmonton, finished 18-of-30 passing for 231 yards and two TDs. The Argos dominated a potent Calgary offence that scored 51 TDs this season — tied with Montreal for the league lead — holding it to just four field goals before Maurice Price’s TD catch and two-point conversion with 20 seconds remaining.

Defensive back Pacino Horne brought the rabid Rogers Centre sellout crowd of 53,208 to its feet in the opening half. His key 25-yard TD interception return staked Toronto to a dominant 18-point halftime advantage. Calgary came in as the CFL’s hottest team with 13 wins in 15 games after opening the season 3-4. Glenn guided the club to nine wins in 14 starts after incumbent Drew Tate injured his shoulder, then replaced the injured Tate (forearm) to lead the Stampeders past the defending Grey Cup-champion B.C. Lions in last weekend’s West final. Calgary also boasted the CFL’s top rusher in Cornish, the league’s top Canadian after running for 1,457 yards this season. But Glenn and Co. had no answer for Toronto’s swarming defence as the Argos ended their season with a fifth straight victory. Earlier this year, the CFL fined the Argos $5,000 for tampering after hiring Jones, ruling they didn’t ask Calgary for permission to speak with the veteran defensive co-ordinator. “We didn’t start well. We didn’t take advantage of their turnover and they got two touchdowns on theirs,” Stampeders coach John Hufnagel said. “But the bottom line was that we didn’t get the ball into the end zone until the game was out of reach.” Many of the enthusiastic fans at the Rogers Centre were on their feet as members of the RCMP marched the Grey Cup to centre field while country star Johnny Reid — a former kicker at Bishop’s University — opened the pre-game show with cheerleaders representing all eight CFL teams also on the turf. And it became obvious early who the crowd’s team of choice was as Calgary players received polite applause during the pre-game introductions before Rogers Centre exploded with loud chants of “Argos” when it was time for the Toronto offence to come on to the field. Not surprisingly, the loudest cheers were for receiver Chad Owens — the CFL’s outstanding player — and Ray, the club’s offensive catalysts in 2012. The crowd, which included fans in the colours of all eight CFL teams, then joined Burton Cummings in singing O Canada. After pop stars Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen headlined the halftime show, Calgary took possession to open the third, looking to respond after being thoroughly dominated. The Stampeders did respond with an 81-yard, nine-play drive but only mustered a field goal to cut Toronto’s lead to 24-9.

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Moose Jaw Warriors goaltender Daniel Wapple couldn’t get a piece of a the solid wrist shot from Red Deer Rebel Conner Bleackley which ended up in the top corner of the net to win the game for the Rebels in a shootout at the Centrium on Saturday. The Rebels won fifth game in a row with the victory.

Giants end slide with beat-down of Packers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Giants 38 Packers 10 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — So much for that tired arm for Eli Manning, and that offensive slump for the New York Giants. They got it fixed in their bye week, then routed the Green Bay Packers 38-10 Sunday night. The Packers certainly can attest to New York’s turnaround following a week off. The showcase game was decided early as the Giants outscored the Packers 31-10 in the opening half and cruised. Manning reached 200 career TD passes by throwing for three scores as New York (7-4) snapped a two-game slide, ended Green Bay’s five-game winning streak, and opened a two-game lead in the NFC East.

The Packers (7-4) were missing such key starters as linebacker Clay Matthews, defensive back Charles Woodson and receiver Greg Jennings, and it showed as they fell one game behind NFC North leader Chicago. After being manhandled in last season’s playoffs by the Giants, who went on to win the Super Bowl, the Packers weren’t much more competitive this time. Aaron Rodgers was sacked five times, including twice by Mathias Kiwanuka, who spent much of the game at defensive tackle rather than in his usual linebacker spot. New York’s balanced attack was guided by Manning, who had his first strong game in a month with 249 yards passing, and Ahmad Bradshaw, who gained a combined 119 yards and scored a touchdown. He had the first big play of the night to begin the offen-

sive onslaught. New York struck early with a brilliantly conceived screen pass to Bradshaw off a fake reverse to Victor Cruz. Bradshaw sped down the field before being caught at the Green Bay 2, a 59-yard pickup that led to Andre Brown’s scoring run. Green Bay didn’t flinch, with Jordy Nelson getting behind Corey Webster in single coverage down the right sideline for a 61-yard TD reception from Rodgers. The scoring flurry went back in the Giants’ favour — and pretty much stayed there — when Manning hit rookie Rueben Randle in the back of the end zone for a 16-yard TD, Randle’s first NFL score.

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Parker scores 32 to lead Spurs past Raptors BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Spurs 111 Raptors 106, 2OT TORONTO — Dwane Casey isn’t second guessing his coaching decisions after the Raptors’ fourth straight loss. Instead of riding the hot hand of Ed Davis, who had a season-high 15 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, Casey stuck with Andrea Bargnani through two overtimes Sunday, even as the Italian finished 2-for-19 in Toronto’s 111-106 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. “Ed played well tonight and he made good of his minutes,” said Casey. “I was really happy for him. You can second guess me for not getting him back in (overtime), but I’ve got to go with Andrea come hell or high water.

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CUP: Lucky twice Owens returned the kickoff 43 yards to the Toronto 53 before being tackled by kicker Rene Paredes, who got up, threw his helmet down and began yelling at his teammates. The Argos then got lucky twice. The first break came when Toronto kicker Swayze Waters plunked a 15-yard field goal off the upright, but got a second shot from 20 yards out thanks to a procedure call, which he made to put the Argos ahead 27-9. But the killer for Calgary came on the kickoff when Larry Taylor’s 105-yard TD return was negated by a holding call. Owens and Dontrelle Inman had Toronto’s other touchdowns. Waters added the converts and two field goals while Noel Prefontaine added a single. Calgary’s other points came on a safety in finishing a dismal 0-3 versus Toronto this season. A suffocating Argos defence forced three turnovers and set up two TDs, earning Toronto a dominant 24-6 halftime lead. The Argos recovered a fumble, picked Glenn off and stopped rookie backup Matt Walter on a thirddown gamble. Toronto’s defence stacked the box against Cornish, holding him to 37 yards rushing on nine attempts, but 26 came on two carries late in the half. Calgary managed just five first downs as Glenn, forced to deal with excessive crowd noise on every snap, was just 5-of-11 passing for 141 yards — 61 coming on a completion to Nik Lewis. Ray was a tidy 13-of-20 passing for 177 yards and a TD but completed 10of-11 attempts for 130 yards on second downs as Toronto held the ball for over 17 minutes. What’s more, the CFL’s most penalized team this year took none in the opening half. Foley’s recovery of a Cornish fumble gave Toronto possession at the Calgary 44 and led to Ray’s five-yard TD strike to Owens to cap a six-play, 44-yard drive at 8:03, thrilling the Rogers Centre sellout. Horne recorded the biggest play of the half, going low to pick off then getting up and returning it for the touchdown. Glenn threw inside, seemingly expecting Price to break to his left but the Stampeders receiver went to his right, leaving Horne all alone for the interception. “He had a rough start but he rebounded,” Hufnagel said of Glenn, who was replaced late in the game by backup Bo Levi Mitchell. “We were getting in scoring position but we had to settle for field goals.” Toronto’s offence started tentatively but Ray tested Calgary’s secondary with a willingness to go deep. After failing to connect, Ray was finally rewarded with a 62-yard reception to a wide-open Jason Barnes that set up Waters’ 16-yard field goal for a 17-3 lead. The Argos’ defence came up huge later in the second with Calgary fac-

“He’s our guy.” Bargnani was coming off a night in which he had a season-high 34 points while shooting 13-of-20 in a 9190 loss at Detroit on Friday night. Sunday, however, was a polar opposite as Bargnani had just two points through four quarters. He then shot 1-of-4 in overtime while missing two wide open chances from three point range. “The shots today were terrible, I don’t think I’ve shot this bad in my NBA career, so what can you do?” said Bargnani. “You got to shoot, that’s the right thing to do. Today was definitely a very bad night. Maybe the worst.” Tony Parker scored seven of his game-high 32 points in double overtime while Tim Duncan added 26 for the Spurs (11-3), who improved to 3-0 on their current seven-game road trip. “I love the character of our team because that’s

ing second-and-five from the Toronto four-yard line. Instead of passing, the Stampeders looked to receiver Romby Bryant on an end- around but he was quickly tracked down by linebacker Ejiro Kuale for a seven-yard loss. That forced the West Division champions to settle for the 18-yard field goal. Toronto ended the half emphatically on backup Jarious Jackson’s oneyard TD pass to Inman with 20 seconds remaining. Jackson’s pass came after Toronto struggled on short-yardage run attempts in last weekend’s 27-20 East Division final win in Montreal.

two games that we were not shooting the ball well and we got the wins,” said Parker. “It could’ve gone either way. Toronto is a very good team.” DeMar DeRozan led Toronto (3-11) with 29 points while rookie Jonas Valanciunas added a career-high 22 points with seven rebounds and three blocks. Kyle Lowry added 20 points for the Raptors, who have lost their past three games by a combined seven points. With just nine tenths of a second remaining, DeRozan forced a second overtime when he drove the basket and put in his own rebound to tie the game at 97. Tied 88-88 with a one-tenth of a second remaining in regulation, Jose Calderon in-bounded to Andrea Bargnani, whose no-look attempt as time expired didn’t register as a shot on the score sheet, sending the game into overtime. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

best in the league — has also been lights out. Lethbridge was zero-for-two on the power play in a 2-1 shootout loss to Red Deer on Friday and the Warriors were zero-for-four with a man advantage. Moose Jaw had a pair of power plays four minutes apart in the third period. “Our penalty killing has been pretty good most of the year and tonight it was huge,” said Sutter. “The penalty kill was certainly a difference in the third period. It gave us a chance.” The Rebels bench boss gave props to Elson and Bartosak. “He’s your top forward. He’s your captain and we need that leadership from him,” Sutter said of Elson. “Turner puts a lot of responsibility and accountability on his shoulders and that’s why he’s our captain. He says the right things in the dressing room, he’s very well respected and he goes out and leads by example.” As for Bartosak . . . “Barts is obviously a very good goalie and goaltending is always the cornerstone of your hockey team,” said Sutter. “Tonight we gave up too many shots against, but we’ve also played five games in eight nights, too, and a lot went on before these five games approached us. The players all handled it pretty darn well, but Barts was certainly rock solid and he was outstanding again tonight.” The Rebels are idle until the weekend when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers and Saskatoon Blades on Friday and Saturday.

REBELS: Found a way to win “At the end of the season we’re not going to look back on this game and say’ geez, we sure didn’t play well in that game.’ We’re going to look back and say we found a way to win. These are big points. Every point you get is huge,” added Sutter. With the vast majority of the 5,057 fans still in their Centrium seats, Conner Bleackley ended the game as the eighth contestant in the shootout, ripping a high shot past goaltender Daniel Wapple. But it was Rebels netminder Patrik Bartosak who was the man of the hour on this night. The second-year Czech stopper was named first star of the game for turning in the type of performance that has become the norm in recent weeks. “I don’t think it’s about me. I still think it’s about the team,” he said. “At the start of the season those goals I let in I didn’t see too many shots, so it was kind of hard. Now the team is helping me with defence a lot and I can see 90 to 95 per cent of the shots. I make 43 saves (tonight) but those are not hard saves, just regular saves.” Justin Kirsch was the lone Warrior to solve Bartosak in regulation time, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead late in the second period when he buried a puck that bounced out of a scrum in front of the Red Deer net. Brayden Point also put a puck past Bartosak in the shootout, but Rhyse Dieno had already scored for the Rebels and Bleackley ended the match just after Warriors star defenceman Morgan Rielly failed to connect. Mathew Dumba’s power-play goal at 4:23 of the third held up the rest of the period and took the game to a scoreless overtime. Dumba took a feed from captain Turner Elson and placed a shot to the top corner. “We’re going out every time feeling that we’re going to win. It’s nice to have that confidence and that swagger,” said Elson of the Rebels’ fifth consecutive win since Sutter replaced Jesse Wallin as head coach. “The biggest thing is that Patty has been unreal, he’s the best goaltender in the league right now. He makes us a better team.” The Rebels’ penalty kill — third-

NFL: Scramble It was Manning’s first touchdown throw in four games, and he set it up with, of all things, a scramble in which he laid his shoulder into Packers cornerback Tramon Williams for a 13-yard gain. Webster’s interception led to Lawrence Tynes’ 43-yard field goal late in the first quarter for a 17-7 lead, and the Giants weren’t nearly done. Manning’s 9-yard connection with Cruz tied him for the club record with 199 career TD passes, and after Osi Umenyiora’s strip-sack of Rodgers was recovered by Jason Pierre-Paul at the Green Bay 23, Bradshaw scored from the 13. The 31 points were the most New York scored in a half all season and nearly equaled the 33 it scored in its two losses before the bye. And the Giants had more offence in them. Manning threw his 200th TD pass to move ahead of Phil Simms, a 13-yarder over the middle to Hakeem Nicks, who stretched the ball over the goal line as he was tackled. The Giants lost safety Kenny Phillips with a knee injury in the third quarter. He was making his first appearance since Week 4, when he was sidelined with a knee problem. Brown left in the fourth period with a leg injury and right tackle David Diehl sustained a stinger in the first half.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 27 18 7 0 2 89 74 Regina 27 11 13 1 2 73 87 Saskatoon 24 11 12 0 1 71 91 Brandon 26 10 13 2 1 77 105 Swift Current 26 9 12 3 2 71 74 Moose Jaw 26 8 11 3 4 66 85

Pt 38 25 23 23 23 23

Central Division GP W LOTLSOL Calgary 25 17 5 1 2 Edmonton 25 16 5 2 2 Red Deer 28 15 11 1 1 Lethbridge 28 13 12 1 2 Medicine Hat 28 11 15 2 0 Kootenay 23 7 15 1 0

GA 71 59 80 81 94 80

Pt 37 36 32 29 24 15

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Kamloops 28 20 6 1 1 105 70 Kelowna 25 15 8 1 1 103 61 Victoria 25 13 12 0 0 74 84 Prince George 25 9 12 1 3 71 94 Vancouver 24 7 17 0 0 69 102

Pt 42 32 26 22 14

GF 82 84 73 84 91 60

Rochester Toronto Hamilton

Moose Jaw at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 25 20 4 1 0 116 53 41 Spokane 25 17 8 0 0 97 71 34 Tri-City 26 16 8 1 1 82 69 34 Seattle 24 11 12 1 0 76 93 23 Everett 28 10 16 0 2 68 104 22 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 Edmonton 2 Medicine Hat 1 (OT) Everett 4 Kootenay 3 Kamloops 2 Vancouver 1 Kelowna 9 Saskatoon 2 Portland 8 Seattle 2 Prince Albert 5 Brandon 2 Red Deer 2 Moose Jaw 1 (SO) Spokane 5 Tri-City 2 Victoria 3 Prince George 2

Thursday’s games No Games Scheduled. Saturday Summary Rebels 2, Warriors 1 (SO) First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Maxwell RD (interference) 5:35, Bartosak RD (delay of game) 9:36, Edmundson MJ (cross-checking) 15:36, Bellerive RD (inter. on goaltender) 15:36. Second Period 1. Moose Jaw, Kirsch 10 (Potomak) 16:09 Penalty — Fioretti MJ (hooking) 1:03. Third Period 2. Red Deer, Dumba 6 (Hamilton, Elson) 4:23 (pp) Penalties — Point MJ (hooking) 3:04, Hamilton RD (hooking) 6:47, Ness RD (slashing) 10:18. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Red Deer wins 2-1 Moose Jaw (1) — Kirsch, miss; Point, goal; Fioretti, miss; Rielly, miss. Red Deer (2) — Dieno, goal; Bellerive, miss; Gaudet, goal; Bleackley, goal. Shots on goal Moose Jaw 8 20 11 4 — 43 Red Deer 11 10 4 3 — 28 Goal — Moose Jaw: Wapple (SOL,2-5-2); Red Deer: Bartosak (W,13-8-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Moose Jaw: 0-4; Red Deer: 1-2. Attendance — 5,057 at Red Deer, Alta. AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Manchester 18 9 6 2 1 49 Worcester 18 9 7 1 1 50 St. John’s 19 9 9 0 1 46 Portland 18 8 8 1 1 57 Providence 16 7 8 0 1 33

Springfield Bridgeport Connecticut Adirondack Albany

Sunday’s result Kelowna 8 Everett 2

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GA 43 56 53 61 48

Pt 21 20 19 18 15

Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL 17 10 3 1 3 17 10 7 0 0 17 9 7 1 0 17 9 8 0 0 16 4 7 0 5

GF 59 56 58 44 37

GA 36 57 57 47 49

Pt 24 20 19 18 13

East Division W LOTLSOL 12 3 1 1 10 4 1 1 11 7 0 0 7 10 1 0 7 10 0 0

GF 65 45 48 44 48

GA 42 38 40 53 58

Pt 26 22 22 15 14

Monday’s game No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s games Lethbridge at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Everett at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Brandon at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Victoria, 8:05 p.m.

GP Syracuse 17 Binghamton 16 W.-B./Scranton18 Hershey 18 Norfolk 17

Wednesday’s games Swift Current at Brandon, 6 p.m. Tri-City at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Edmonton at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Lethbridge at Prince Albert, 7 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Abbotsford 18 12 2 2 2 51 32 Lake Erie 19 10 7 1 1 60 57

Pt 28 22

Grand Rapids Chicago Rockford Milwaukee Peoria

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0 58 48 1 58 52 1 34 52

Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL 17 10 5 1 1 17 8 6 2 1 18 9 8 0 1 18 8 8 1 1 18 6 9 2 1

GF 62 49 56 51 43

GA 53 54 57 56 66

19 19 14 Pt 22 19 19 18 15

South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 19 12 5 0 2 67 52 26 Okla. City 18 11 5 1 1 62 53 24 Houston 18 9 6 1 2 61 55 21 Texas 16 7 7 1 1 37 47 16 San Antonio 17 4 10 0 3 39 55 11 Note: A team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s results Abbotsford 3 San Antonio 2 (SO) Providence 3 St. John’s 2 (SO) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Toronto 1 Adirondack 3 Hershey 1 Binghamton 6 Bridgeport 1 Connecticut 5 Norfolk 2 Grand Rapids 4 Peoria 1 Manchester 4 Springfield 3 (SO) Milwaukee 4 Chicago 3 (SO) Oklahoma City 4 Charlotte 2 Rockford 4 Lake Erie 3 (SO) Syracuse 4 Albany 1 Worcester 5 Portland 1 Sunday’s results St. John’s 6 Providence 0 Houston 3 Abbotsford 2 (OT) Hershey 4 Toronto 2 Lake Erie 4 Hamilton 1 Connecticut 3 Springfield 2 Milwaukee 3 Grand Rapids 2 Oklahoma City 7 Charlotte 2 Portland 3 Manchester 2 (OT) Syracuse 6 Worcester 1 Texas 5 San Antonio 3 At Atlantic City, N.J. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 Albany 4 (SO)

W 9 11 7 6 3

Pct .818 .786 .500 .462 .250

GB 1/2 — 4 4 1/2 7

Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 10 4 .714 Denver 8 6 .571 Utah 7 7 .500 Portland 6 7 .462 Minnesota 5 7 .417

GB — 2 3 3 1/2 4

Pacific Division W L Pct 8 5 .615 8 6 .571 7 7 .500 6 8 .429 4 9 .308

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2 4

Memphis San Antonio Dallas Houston New Orleans

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 9 3 .750 — Brooklyn 8 4 .667 1 Philadelphia 8 6 .571 2 Boston 8 6 .571 2 Toronto 3 11 .214 7

Monday’s games No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s game Texas at Rockford, 6:05 p.m. Wednesday’s games St. John’s at Adirondack, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Rochester, 5:05 p.m. Hershey at Norfolk, 5:15 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 6 p.m. Thursday’s game Oklahoma City at Houston, 6:05 p.m.

Milwaukee Chicago Indiana Cleveland Detroit

Southeast Division W L Pct 10 3 .769 8 4 .667 7 5 .583 5 8 .385 0 11 .000

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 5 9

Central Division W L Pct 6 5 .545 6 6 .500 6 8 .429 3 10 .231 3 11 .214

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 4 4 1/2

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Monday’s Games San Antonio at Washington, 5 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Denver at Utah, 7 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Phoenix at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Elsewhere Saturday, the Three Hils Thrashers slipped past the Medicine Hat Cubs 2-1 and the Stettler Lightning were dumped 10-5 by the Cochrane Generals. Dylan Houston scored in overtime to lift the Thrashers to victory at Three Hills. Connor Ablett notched a second-period goal for the winners. Devon Dell made 42 saves for the Thrashers, who were outshot 43-40.

At Stettler, the Lightning got two goals from Kyler O’Connor and one from each of DJ Kistner, Steven Fletcher and Cam Wright. Mack Schell and Coleman Waddell combined to make 21 saves for the Lightning, who outshot their guests 36-31.

Sunday, Nov. 18 Division Finals East Division Toronto 27, Montreal 20 West Division Calgary 34, B.C. 29 Sunday, Nov. 25 Grey Cup At Toronto Toronto 35, Calgary 22 Grey Cup summary Argonauts 35, Stampeders 22 (final) First Quarter Tor — TD Owens pass 5 from Ray (Waters convert) 8:03 Cal — FG Paredes 30 11:11 Second Quarter Tor — TD Horne 25 interception return (Waters convert) 0:43 Tor — FG Waters 16 5:56 Cal — FG Paredes 18 12:29 Tor — TD Inman pass 1 from J.Jackson (Waters convert) 14:40 Third Quarter Cal — FG Paredes 27 8:52 Tor — FG Waters 20 12:19 Cal — Safety Prefontaine concedes 15:00 Fourth Quarter Cal — FG Paredes 19 5:14 Tor — TD Durie pass 7 from Ray (Waters convert) 9:38 Tor — Single Prefontaine 55 13:32 Cal — TD Price pass 12 from Mitchell (two-point convert: Price pass 5 from Mitchell) 14:40 Calgary 3 3 5 11 — 22 Toronto 7 17 3 8 — 35 Attendance — 53,208 at Toronto.

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Lacombe wins girl’s provincial 3A title

MATT ZENTNER

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Rebels are atop the South Division of the Alberta Midget Hockey League with a 10-2-4 record, thanks in part to Matt Zentner. The secondyear netminder leads the league with a 1.29 goals-against average and owns a secondbest save percentage of .941. Zentner, who along with teammate Jayden Sittler give the Red Deer squad the best goaltending tandem in the league, has a win-loss record of 4-1-3 and has posted two shutouts. He was selected as the AMHL player of the month for October.

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Red Deer Chiefs’ Reanna Arnold battles for the puck with Southeast Tiger Tricia Van Varenbergh during a game between the two teams on Saturday at Kinsmen Arenas. The Chiefs hosted the Tigers for a pair of games on the weekend and the vistors came out on top in both contests.

THIS WEEK Friday

● College basketball: King’s at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Medicine Hat at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Stettler, 7:45 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton Maple Leafs at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Major bantam hockey: Grande Prairie at Red Deer White, 8 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Midget AA hockey: Innisfail at Red Deer Pro Stitch, 8 p.m., Kin City A. ● Chinook senior hockey: Sylvan Lake at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

● Bantam AA hockey: Red Deer Steel Kings at Red Deer Ramada, 12:30 p.m., Kin City A; Badlands at Innisfail, 5:50 p.m. ● Peewee AA hockey: Wheatland at Red Deer TBS, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Gold at Red Deer Northstar, 2 p.m., Arena; Airdrie/ Cochrane at Red Deer IROC, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● WHL: Saskatoon at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Banff at Ponoka, 8 p.m.; Airdrie at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Red Deer Elks at Innisfail, 8 p.m.

Sunday

● Major bantam hockey: Grande Prairie at Red Deer Black, noon, Arena. ● Major bantam female hockey: Calgary Rangers at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Kin City B. ● Bantam AA hockey: Badlands at Red Deer Ramada, 1:45 p.m., Kin City A. ● Chinook senior hockey: Sylvan Lake at Bentley, 2 p.m. ● AJHL: Calgary Canucks at Olds, 2 p.m. ● Peewee AA hockey: Red Deer TBS at Innisfail, 2:10 p.m. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer Northstar, 2:45 p.m., Arena.

MINOR HOCKEY Major midget girls hockey The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs were hospitable hosts in a weekend series with the Southeast Tigers, losing 4-0 to the visitors on Saturday and falling 4-2 Sunday. Aly Andersen and Nisa Bartlett combined to make 27 saves for the Chiefs in Saturday’s setback. Southeast, which led 3-0 after one period, held a 31-17 advantage in overall shots. Becky Davidson scored both Red Deer goals Sunday, while the BartlettAndersen combination made 29 saves. The Chiefs were outshot 33-22. Minor midget AAA Brad Makofka potted two goals — one on a penalty shot — in a losing cause as the Red Deer IROC Chiefs fell 6-4 to the visiting Calgary Rangers Sunday. Spencer Otto and Reid Sterling, on the power play, also tallied for the Chiefs, who got a 20-save effort from Carson Franks. On Saturday, the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs whipped the visiting Airdrie/Cochrane Avalanche 7-1 as Chad Gross scored twice and Branden Bilodeau made 28 saves. Also scoring for Northstar were Chase Olsen, Shae Reynolds, Mack Differenz, Toran Corbier and Layne Bensmiller. Midget AA The Pro Stitch Chiefs downed the Elks 6-4 in an all-Red Deer match, getting a goal from each of Brett Hoppus, Ryan Strome, Mike Pruss, Blake Barre, Teegan Kooman and Allan Pruss and 49 saves from Cole Sears. Replying for the Elks were James Gaume, Darian Banack, Jeremy Bourgeois and Derrick Morrell. Losing goalie Brady Jewan made 23 saves. The Elks salvaged their weekend with a 5-1 victory over the Calgary

Canucks. Morrell notched two goals, Bourgeois, Jaye Sutherland and Matthew Krusky had singles and Jewan and Nicholas Galenzoski combined to stop 33 shots. Major bantam The Red Deer Rebels White were 1-1 during the weekend, defeating visiting Lethbridge 4-2 and losing 11-3 to host Southeast. Scoring against Lethbridge were Tyler Steenbergen, Reed Engman, Kyle Cornford and Tyler Wall. Lane Congdon and Dawson Weatherill combined to make 35 saves for the winners. Steenbergen tallied twice and Tyler Graber had the other Rebels White goal in the setback at Medicine Hat. Congdon and Weatherill teamed up to stop 45 shots. The Red Deer Rebels Black dumped host Spruce Grove 7-1 in their lone weekend outing. Details were unavailable. Bantam AA The Red Deer Steel Kings split a pair of weekend games, downing the Foothills Bisons 3-0 Friday and falling 3-2 to the Lethbridge Raiders Saturday. Klayton Sandquist made 13 saves to post the shutout against Foothills. The Steel Kings got two goals from Devon Fankhanel and a single from Ryan Oborne. Tyler Friesen and Barrett Beaudoin scored in the loss to Lethbridge. Steel Kings goalie Austin McLeod made 28 saves. Bantam A The Red Deer Frontier Chiefs fell 1-0 to the Thunderstars at Forestburg. Brett Martens made 18 saves in a losing cause.

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BRIEFS AAA Rebels get tie and win on weekend Jack Goranson and Jody Sick scored for the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Rebels Saturday in a 2-2 Alberta Midget Hockey League tie with host Edmonton Knights of Columbus. Matt Zentner made 23 saves for Red Deer. K of C netminder Tanner McCorristan stopped 40 shots. The Rebels posted a 7-2 win over the UFA Bisons Friday at Strathmore, where Jacob Schofield turned in a hat-trick performance, Rory Davidson tallied twice and Sick and Ryker Leer each scored once. Jayden Sittler made 17 saves for the visitors, who aimed 36 shots at Bisons goaltender Richard Palmer.

Fencing club takes home 11 medals The Red Deer fencing Club won 11 medals in the epee division at the Edmonton Open during the weekend,. Devyn Hurry and Riley Norman both captured gold. Hurry won the U17 men’s title with Norman taking top spot in the U15 men’s category. Zac Zanussi won silver in the U20 men’s division and bronze in the open category, while Karis Langvand was second in the open women’s and Thomas Lyver second in the U17 men’s. Petar Toshkov (open men), Karren

Lyver (open women), Norman (U17 men) Josh Vallantyne (U15 men) and Robert Forsstrom (veteran men) all captured bronze.

Hubbs gets OT winner for Grizzlys OLDS — Dylan Hubbs scored in overtime to give the Olds Grizzlys a 2-1 AJHL win over the Drayton Valley Thunder Saturday. The clubs were tied tied 1-1 after one period, with Mitch Owsley scoring for Olds and Kaiden Tobin replying for the Thunder before 451 fans at the Sports Complex. Talor Joseph stopped 19 shots as the winning goaltender. Thunder netminder Marc Olivier Daigle made 35 saves. The Grizzlys return to action Saturday against the host Okotoks Oilers, then host the Calgary Canucks at 2 p.m. Sunday.

U12 Renegades get 2-1 win over Sherwood Park Abbie Good and Katya Brezovan scored as the Red Deer Renegades beat the Sherwood Park Phoenix 2-1 in girls tier 2 under-12 soccer action during the weekend. Kadence Roberge was the winning keeper.

The Lacombe Rams brought home a provincial championship. The Rams beat Chestermere 18-25, 25-20, 16-14 to win the provincial 3A girls’ volleyball title in Camrose Saturday. The Lacombe squad posted a 7-0 record, finishing 5-0 in pool play, and beating Eagle Butte of Dunmore 25-17, 25-21 in the semifinal. They downed Rundle College of Calgary 25-17, 21-25, 15-11 in their final pool match Saturday morning. Eagle Butte took third place. Meanwhile the host Camrose Trojans missed the playoffs after finishing 1-4 in their pool. ● The Central Alberta Christian High School Knights captured third place in the 2A boys’ championships in Kitscoty. The Knights won their pool, then lost 14-25, 1825 to Picture Butte in the semifinals. They downed Kitscoty 25-21, 25-12 in the third-place game while Picture Butte downed Calgary Christian 25-17, 25-20 in the final. ● Red Deer teams finished seventh in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions in the 4A finals in Lethbridge. The Hunting Hills Ligthtning beat Archbishop O’Leary of Edmonton 25-18, 25-16 in the seventhplace match after losing 26-28, 21-25 in the fifth-sixth place semifinal. The Notre Dame Cougars downed Jasper Place 25-20, 25-10 to take seventh after losing 16-25, 22-25 to Bow Valley. The host Chinook squad won the girls’ title with a 25-15, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory over Bev Facey of Sherwood Park while Harry Ainlay topped the boys’ division with a 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-22 win over Edmonton Christian. ● Neither Central Alberta team — the host Rimbey Spartans and St. Dominic of Rocky Mountain House — made the playoffs in the 2A girls championships. Vauxhall downed Vegreville 25-12, 25-21 to take the championship while Spirit River defeated Strathcona-Tweedsmuir of Okotoks 25-15, 25-18 to take third place. ● The Wetaskiwin Sabres posted a 1-4 record in pool play and missed the playoffs in the 3A boys’ championships in Whitecourt. St. Joseph’s of Grande Prairie downed Louis St. Laurent of Edmonton 25-23, 25-23 in the final. ● In 1A play, Bawlf won the boys’ title with a 25-22, 25-18 win over Senator Gershaw of Bow Island. Ecole Heritage of Falher stopped H.A. Kostash of Smoky Lake 22-25, 25-22, 15-13 in the girls’ final.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Calgary Notre Dame Pride downed the Spruce Grove Panthers 37-8 to capture the provincial high school football tier I title in Edmonton Saturday. The Austin O’Brien Crusaders of Edmonton won their second straight tier II title with a 44-3 victory over Lethbridge Catholic Central while the tier III crown went to the Cochrane Cobras with a 30-21 win over the St. Albert Skyhawks. The Drumheller Titans won their second straight tier IV crown with a 42-21 win over the Ardrossan Bisons. The Mill Woods Christian Royals edged the Rimbey Spartans 42-36 in the 6-man final.

RDC gets sweep of NAIT Queens 3 Ooks 2 EDMONTON — One thing the RDC Queens have this season is depth. They needed all of that to pull out a 20-25, 20-25,. 25-17, 25-19, 15-9 victory over the NAIT Ooks in Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League play at NAIT Saturday. “We kept rotating players until we had a good feel for the group we had on the court and it worked out,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton, who used his complete 12-player roster. In the end it was a pair of veteran power hitters — Brooke Sutter and Sidney Ponto — who played major roles in the victory. Ponto finished with 15 kills, 17 digs, two stuff blocks and three aces while Sutter had 13 kills and 15 digs and was named player of the match. Karissa Kuhr also had a strong game with 11 kills, 10 digs and a block while libero Maddi Quinn had 16 digs. Dani Van Alstyne had three blocks and Leanne Price two. “We executed well enough once we got into a rhythm and we were able to pick up a couple of big points,” concluded Walton.

The Queens ran their record to 8-2, the same as NAIT. Lakeland leads with an 8-0 record while Grant MacEwan, who went into the weekend ranked No. 1 in the country, split with Briercrest and sits at 7-1. Kings 3 Ooks 1 The Kings pulled out a 25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 25-21 victory over the Ooks to finish the first half of the schedule at 10-0, but head coach Aaron Schulha was far from pleased. “Not near good enough,” he said. “NAIT did play tougher than they did Friday (a 3-0 RDC win), but we have a lot of work to do. We’ll take the 10-0 record, but the last couple of weekends was a rude awakening for us. We have a month off and we need to get back to work.” Chris Osborn was the RDC player of the match with 20 kills and seven digs while Tim Finnigan had 10 kills, eight digs, two blocks and an ace. Libero Pat McIntyre had 11 digs and Chris Jones three kills and eight digs. ● Olds College women had a good weekend beating Keyano 3-0 both Friday and Saturday. The Olds men lost both days 3-0 to Keryano.


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Kings lastest number one to lose RDC BASKETBALL BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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RDC King Ashaunti Hogan takes the ball to the net over a SAIT Trojan during the game between the two teams Saturday at RDC. The Trojans were able to knock off the number one ranked Kings 79-76.

Trojans 79 Kings 76 There could be something about it being a jinx being ranked No. 1 in the country. For the third week in a row the top team in the Canadian men’s basketball rankings tasted defeat. This time it was the RDC Kings, who dropped a 79-76 decision to the SAIT Trojans in Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League play before a near full house at RDC Saturday. “We have a target on our backs and the guys are trying to learn to play from in front,” said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger. “But full credit to SAIT. They came out and played their butts off and weren’t intimidated, while we came out flat.” The Kings, who beat the Trojans by 21 points at SAIT Friday, didn’t resemble the top team in the country as their offence wasn’t sharp and they lacked defensive intensity. The Trojans, on the other hand, seemed to hit everything they threw up and used their athleticism to control the boards, except for Kings six-foot-eight Sam Lolik. In fact without Lolik, who had 18 first-half points, the Kings would have been out of the game in the first half. As it was the Trojans led 25-17 after one quarter and 45-39 at the half. “We didn’t play great defence as we were waiting for them to lie down and teams don’t do that in this league,” said Pottinger. The Kings trailed by as much as 16 points in the fourth quarter, but once they started to pick up their intensity on defence and get into their transition game they narrowed the gap to two, twice. In fact they had a pair of excellent opportunities to tie the game, but missed inside shots. Lloyd Strickland narrowed the gap to 78-76 late in the fourth quarter with a three, then when the Trojans Justin Makasiar missed one of two free throws the Kings had a chance to tie with 4.7 seconds remaining. Strickland had a good look at a three, but it was just off. “It’s difficult when you’re starting to have some success to continue that success,” added Pottinger. “You think you’re doing everything right . . . you preach to the guys in practice, but we’re still making a lot of mistakes, we try to clean those things up, but you don’t believe it until you lose.” Pottinger expected the Kings to lose at one

Hockey coach alleges boys face discrimination BY THE CANADIAN PRESS STEPHENVILLE, N.L. — A Newfoundland and Labrador hockey coach has filed a human rights complaint against a policy that allows bantam female players to participate in both co-ed and female divisions at a reduced cost. Brent Watkins, a coach in the bantam division of the Stephenville Minor Hockey Association, is bringing his complaint against the Stephenville Minor Hockey Association and Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador. He says the Stephenville association’s written policy allowing the participation of females in both bantam divisions for 13- and 14-year-old players discriminates against boys. The Stephenville minor hockey group has two divisions in the bantam ranks: a co-ed division with boys and girls and a division exclusive to female players.

Both boys and girls pay $350 to register for the co-ed division, and Watkins says a female player can take advantage of more icetime and coaching by paying an additional $100 to play in the female-only division. Watkins says he supports human rights case law that says females can play on male teams if they have the skill to play based on a tryout. However, he said he takes issue with a hockey association providing more skill development opportunities based on gender. Stephenville minor hockey president Michael Philpott said his association has been in contact with Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, and they are discussing what action to take. Last week, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador executive director Craig Tulk said the file is open, but he’s not in a position to comment on the matter.

point this season. ‘I’m glad to get it out of the way this early in the season. Now we can start the process of getting good again,” he said. “We have to learn to play like champions night in and night out and find a way to win, not hope to pull out a victory. “If we learn then this will be a loss we can learn from.” Lolik finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds while Joel Carroll had 13 points, Rob Pierce 12 points and nine rebounds and Strickland 10 points, Makasiar had 18 points and Kat Magak 16 for the Trojans, who shot 47.6 per cent from the field compared to 36.5 for RDC. Trojans 87 Queens 56 The Trojans utilized their strong pressure defence to force the rookie-laden Queens into numerous turnovers, which was a major difference in the 87-56 victory by the Calgary squad. “We’re young and every time a team presses us like that we get into trouble,” said Queens head coach Mike Woollard. “We like to let each rookie make one mistake, but that’s 14 to start with.” The Queens finished with 31 turnovers and that may have been a bit generous. Woollard would like to see his team grow up a bit faster, but he also knows that’s asking a lot from a team that has two secondyear players, both of whom saw limited playing time last year. In fact Sarah Williamson, played less than a half Saturday as she appeared to receive a concussion. “We have to continue to work and get better,” said Woollard. “We have another two tough games this week (Friday at home against The Kings’ University College and Saturday at Lakeland). “Following that we get a break and we can come back with fresh minds and try not look at ourselves as rookie in the second half.” On a positive side, when the Trojans weren’t in their full court press the Queens moved the ball as good as they have all season and even won the fourth quarter 23-21. “When we’re not dealing with pressure the entire way we’re executing better in our halfcourt offence,” said Woollard. “But teams aren’t backing off the press . . . they smell blood.” Morgan Schultz led RDC with 15 points while Kaitlin Bracko added 10 points and five rebounds. Fifth-year guard Rachel Caputo had 22 points for SAIT. The win gave SAIT head coach Donovan Martin his 400th career victory. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

Generals win pair CHINOOK LEAGUE Chris Neiszner notched a pair of goals to lead the Bentley Generals to a 3-1 win over the visiting Stony Plain Eagles in Chinook Hockey League play Saturday. Curtis Austring also tallied for the Generals, while Travis Yonkman made 24 saves for the victory. Wade Waters stopped 42 shots for the Eagles, who got a second-period goal from Blair Hennes. The win was the second of the weekend for the Generals, who got two-goal efforts from Austring and Travis Brigley in a 6-4 victory over Sylvan Lake Admirals Friday at Bentley. Keenan Desmet and Eric Schneider had the other Bentley goals. Brendan Baumgartner potted two goals for the Admirals, while Tyler Moir and Jeff Young each scored once. Yonkman and Trevor Koenig combined to block 20 shots for the Generals. Andrew Williams made 44 saves in a losing cause.

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TREE OF REMEMBRANCE Friends and family of loved ones who passed away on Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s Units 32 and 32 P (palliative) are invited to the Tree of Remembrance service and tea on Dec. 2. The 23rd annual event hosted by the units’ staff and volunteers starts at 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Dana Soltes Auditorium on the south complex’s lower level. Loved ones who passed away between November 2011 and September 2012 will be commemorated. Ornaments with the names of loved ones and dates of their passing can be placed on the Tree of Remembrance following the service. Tea and refreshments will also be served. More information is available by calling chaplain Dale Fallon at 403-309-2864.

OTIS BOOK Get an autographed, limited edition copy of the first book in a series chronicling the Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s Otis the Owl on Dec. 1. Written by Erin Young with illustrations by Gabe Wong, Otis’s Story is a children’s book detailing how the great horned owl came to the centre and began a life as an educator. It’s the first in a planned series called Through the Eyes of Otis the Owl. The book signing takes place all day at Parkland Mall and is the last chance before Christmas to get an autographed copy. More information is available by calling 403-728-3467 or online at www.mrwc.ca.

VILLAGE OF BETHLEHEM Take in an indoor recreation of the village of Bethlehem in Three Hills the first two weekends of December. Three Hills Ministerial hosts its fourth annual Bethlehem Walk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8. The village is complete with 150 costumed actors, shops, live animals provided by GuZoo and a manger. It’s located in the back half of the General Store, a yearround farmers’ market located on the town’s main street. Vendors will be on hand selling handmade gifts and other items. There’s no admission, but cash and non-perishable donations for food bank Christmas hampers are appreciated and can be given to roaming village tax collectors. More information is available by calling Vicki Friesen at 403-443-5101.

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Trains still roll for some LOCAL MODEL HOBBYISTS GLAD TO BE WITHSTANDING ONSLAUGHT OF VIDEO GAMES BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF For model train lovers like Gord Sylvester it was encouraging to see so many youngsters gathered around the railway displays at this past weekend’s Red Deer Model Train and Hobby Show. Thanks to the onslaught of video games, the number of youngsters who set up tracks and run trains in their basements is dwindling. Sylvester, show organizer and owner of Fun Times Hobby and Cycle in Red Deer, has been selling model trains since 1991. When he started in the business the average age of model railroaders was 43. It’s now 64, and that’s simply because there are too few newcomers to the hobby. The number of youngsters building plastic models is also dropping, and slot car race tracks, which were once part of almost every boy’s toy collection, have virtually disappeared. Manufacturers have predicted that hobby shops will be gone within 20 years, he said. “We’re happy to break that trend.” The two-day show, in its third year, was begun to show the public, especially its younger

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Tyne Fauth and her son Tucker, 3, of Blackfalds check out the elaborate railway display at the Red Deer Model Train and Hobby Show at Westerner Park on Saturday. members, what model railroading and plastic model building is all about. “Without the show, it’s out of sight, out of mind. They don’t see the potential. They don’t see the fun in it,” said Sylvester. Judging by the enthusiasm youngsters were showing for the elaborate model train display set up at the show at Westerner Park’s Harvest Centre, there might have been a few converts by the end of the weekend.

“It’s always cool to see kids get into it and families get into it,” he said. “Once you get started, it generally becomes a lifetime interest.” Patrick McCauley was at the show with his four boys and they walked out with their first train set. “It’s going to be fun to set up,” said McCauley, who also has two daughters. His boys have always been

thrilled by trains, which they get to see a lot of on the tracks near their Ryley home. “They’re so excited. We’ve been preparing for this (show) all week. They even made a fivefoot train out of Lego. Vitaliy Chernenko loved to build plastic and wood models as a boy but he didn’t come to trains as a hobby until he moved to Canada from Ukraine in 2004. Once he had a basement, he started building his tracks. “Since I was a kid I was attracted to little details. I’d like to recreate things.” With HO-scale trains he can create models that move, he said. Among the railway-related displays was a booth for the Forth Junction Heritage Society, which wants to create a transportation-themed tourist attraction in the Red Deer area. President Paul Pettypiece said the group is working on lining up grants and matching funding for a feasibility study. The show also featured a number of model builders, who were showcasing everything from Star Trek’s USS Enterprise to Second World War tanks and fighter planes. Another booth featured diecast metal cranes and other heavy equipment. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

Hunting infractions keep officers busy BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Hunting season is in full swing and on a daily basis, Sundre Fish and Wildlife officers confiscate poached animals or find shot animals left to rot. The 24-hour Report-A-Poacher line has been busy too, said Adam Mirus, a Fish and Wildlife officer based out of Sundre. “We’re taking calls right around the clock regarding people shooting from the road, shooting out of vehicles, trespassing, all that kind of stuff.” Thanks to the prevalence of cellphone cameras, officers are also getting sent photos of vehicles and licence plates. While the help is appreciated, Mirus cautions those who come across poachers to avoid confronting them. “The last thing we want is someone getting hurt.” Cash rewards of up to $2,000 can be handed out for tips and callers can choose to remain anonymous. The number is 1-800-642-3800. Education plays a big role in cracking down on poaching problems, which return every hunting season. The education isn’t only for hunters. Landowners who don’t hunt sometimes aren’t aware of the regulations in place. Mirus has heard of hunters who have shot an animal and tracked it to a neighbour-

ing property who have told the landowners that legally they must allow them on their land to get the animal. “Which isn’t the case,” he said. “But if you’re a person who does not know any hunting rules you might not know any different.” Both hunter or landowners should contact Fish and Wildlife in those cases. The early snow has led to a busy hunting season because animals are easier to track. On average, Fish and Wildlife officers are seizing a couple of animals a day taken illegally. The hunter might not have tags, or they were shot on someone’s property without permission or shot from the road among other offences. Another one or two shot animals left to rot are found daily. Rimbey RCMP is also being kept busy with poaching and trespassing offences. An elk was shot illegally at night on private land near Secondary Hwy 766 and the Leedale Road in one recent case. Not far away, two moose were found that had been shot and abandoned. Only their antlers had been sawed off. “Daily we’re getting called,” said Const. Luke Halvorson. Complaints range from trespassing and landowners finding human tracks through their fields, cut fences or shots ringing out in the dark. His best advice is call as soon

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BRIEFS Collins Barrow makes first corporate donation to permanent museum exhibit The Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery has received the first corporate donation for its new permanent display on Red Deer. Collins Barrow is providing $10,000 for the Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland exhibit now in development. “Having served Red Deer for over 70 years, we are part of the fabric of the community and appreciate the work that the museum does to bring history to life,” said Collins Barrow partner Grant Stange in a release. The display is budgeted to cost $1.5 million, with the city providing $1 million and the museum the rest. The 4,800-square-feet exhibit is based on the themes Unusual Beginnings, Community Spirit, Leaders and Innovators and Our Red Deer. It is slated to open March 25, 2013, in time for the city’s centennial celebrations. More information on the project is available online at www.reddeermuseum.com.

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RCMP RCMP Sgt. Mark Groves examines an animal that was shot illegally. Police and Fish and Wildlife officers are taking calls daily about poaching and other illegal hunting activities. as you can if you see something illegal. “A lot of times we’re getting called two or three hours later or the next day. And get as much detail on the suspects as possible,” said Halvorson. People shouldn’t assume police aren’t interested in hunting offences. “We’re definitely interested. It’s definitely a problem and we’re interested in conservation and working hand in hand with Fish and Wildlife officers in the area because there’s less of them than us and they have way bigger areas to cover.” Mirus said animals they seize are taken to a local abattoir to be cut up and packaged. The meat is given to needy families, who only have to pay the cutting and wrapping fees. However, Mirus said he is

New traffic signals at downtown intersection New traffic lights are coming to 52nd Street and 50th Avenue. Starting on Tuesday, yellow and red lights will flash at the intersection to alert motorists and pedestrians to the new traffic signal. Drivers approaching a flashing yellow signal may proceed through the intersection with caution. Drivers approaching a flashing red signal must stop, observe the right of way, and proceed when safe. The flashing lights will continue until Thursday, when the signals start working fully. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to be aware of this new signal and use caution in the area.

Disaster assistance coming for Three Hills storm damage Three Hills residents can apply for provincial disaster relief to pay for uninsured losses caused by a July storm. The province is making $95,000 available to pay for losses not covered by insurance companies such as flooded basements. A severe rain and hail storm battered the community July 31, sending torrents of water down streets. Residents can apply by downloading a form from the site www.aema.alberta.ca, filling it out and faxing or mailing it in. An

seeing more families who don’t have the money to cover that charge. Fish and Wildlife is looking for sponsors willing to help cover some of those costs. Those interested in helping out should call Fish and Wildlife’s Sundre office at 403-8433805 or the Olds office at 403556-4215. As a government agency, Fish and Wildlife can’t take the money but they can direct it to the right place to help out families. A deer will provide enough meat for a family for the winter and a moose or elk might feed two or three families. Hunting seasons vary depending on the game and region, but many of the seasons finish at the end of this month. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

insurance company letter documenting the uninsured loss is also needed. Claimants should also retain any receipts for work they’d had done. The Alberta Emergency Management Agency will then assign damage assessment evaluators to claims. Tim Wilson, a Municipal Affairs spokesperson, said applications will be accepted until early next year and the $95,000 is only an estimate of what’s needed for the losses. “If it’s more, that doesn’t mean it’s the final amount,” he said, adding the priority is on residents’ claims, although coverage for damage to public facilities and infrastructure can also be claimed.

Fundraisers provide boost to Shalom Counselling Centre A trio of recent fundraisers have helped a Shalom Counselling Centre’s support numerous families for the coming year. The Neighbourhood Heroes and Shopping Extravaganza and Silent Auction events each brought in about $2,400, while the Fall Friendraiser raised more than $7,000, all of which will be used to subsidize families seeking counselling. “It takes about $400 a year per family so this is really helpful,” said Bonnie Joyes, the centre’s community relations and fundraising co-ordinator. Heritage Ranch won the Neighbourhood Heroes challenge by raising the most money and earned a $3,500 corporate advertising package.


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1991 — Goalie Manon Rhéaume plays one game for the QMJHL Trois-Rivières Draveurs. She is the first woman to play on a major junior A hockey team. She will later play for Canada at the 1992 and 1994 women’s world championships, winning a gold medal both times. In 1992, she is signed as free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning and played in an exhibition game on Sept. 23, 1992, making her the first woman to play in a

professional hockey game. She was also the 1998 goalie for the Canadian Olympic silver medal women’s team. 1926 — Charles Vincent Massey takes up duties as first Canadian Ambassador to Washington. It is Canada’s first official diplomatic posting to a foreign country. 1915 — Mobilization of the 148th and 150th Montreal Infantry Battalions for service in the First World War. 1869 — John Alexander Macdonald refuses to take over Rupert’s Land on Dec. 1 as agreed, due to the Metis occupation of Fort Garry and the Red River Insurrection.

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GEORGE RICHARDS BIG & TALL MENSWEAR No. 185, 2004 Gaetz Ave. (Southpointe Common) Red Deer 403-754-5099 ● Manager Bonnie Bisio ● Type of business Clothing for big and tall men, ranging from jeans to suits and including accessories like socks, underwear and belts, as well as tuxedo rentals. ● Opening date Nov. 15 MAINSTREET HARDWARE 4910 Broadway Ave. Blackfalds 403-885-5886 ● Manager Angie Balkan ● Type of business Basic hardware store for urban residents, with hand tools, pet supplies, housewares, lawn and garden equipment, work clothing, paint and other products. ● Opening date Nov. 14

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Traders wary of fiscal cliff ALSO ANXIOUS TOO SEE HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES FARE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Traders will likely be in a wait-and-see frame of mind this week as they look to some kind of progress from American politicians towards a vital budget compromise that would pull the economy away from a so-called fiscal cliff. They will also be anxious to see how American retailers fared over the weekend as the holiday retail season got into gear, and the first indication of how the Canadian financial sector performed over the last quarter. North American stock markets racked up solid gains last week on optimism that American lawmakers can put aside steep ideological differences and come together on a compromise to avoid steep spending

cuts and tax increases which would be triggered by the first of the year. Traders were also encouraged by millions of Americans flocking to shopping malls Thursday night and Friday to scoop up bargains. The TSX gained 2.82 per cent after falling 2.6 per cent the previous week while the Dow industrials were up 3.34 per cent after losing almost two per cent. Also supporting markets was a sharp runup in Research In Motion shares (TSX:RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM). The stock surged $2.38 or 25.8 per cent to 11.61 during the week, with gains concentrated last Thursday after a National Bank Financial analyst upped his share price target. That move came amid rising optimism about RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which will be

unveiled at a Jan. 30 event along with its new line of smartphones. It’s viewed as a make or break product launch for Research In Motion. Negotiations over avoiding the fiscal cliff will likely dominate market sentiment since failure to avoid those tax hikes and spending cuts would represent such a shock to the economy that it would likely go back into recession. “The markets gave a pass last week because of the (Thanksgiving) holiday and because President Obama was overseas,” said Colin Cieszynski, market analyst at CMC Markets Canada. “Now, they’re going to want to see them getting back to work and see signs they are actually working towards a deal and they can get something done by the end of the year. The posturing had better not last long, the

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Customers enjoy a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau in Bayonne, southwestern France. Beaujolais Nouveau is a young wine released worldwide on the third Thursday of November every year.

Canadians are moving to more wine drinking: study BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Greek protesters stage peaceful march THESSALONIKI, Greece — About 3,000 protesters have marched in the northern Greek city in protest against what they claim are environmentthreatening gold mining projects. Riot police barred the protesters’ intended route to the Canadian Consulate on Saturday, but no incidents were reported. Canadian company Eldorado Gold Corp. is involved in four gold mining projects, all in northern Greece. Three of them are at the planning stage. Opponents of the projects include owners of houses rented to tourists, environmentalists and leftist activists opposed to any foreign investment. Local communities have been bitterly divided, with many residents hoping to benefit from the more than 1,000 jobs that the investors say would be created. — The Canadian Press

markets are going to be right on them I think.” Markets had tumbled in the seven sessions after the Nov. 6 election as the results of the contest left the political status quo largely intact, raising worries that Republicans and Democrats wouldn’t be willing to compromise. But sentiment took a positive turn as the initial meetings between the two sides Nov. 16 showed politicians in a more conciliatory mood. Meanwhile, Royal Bank (TSX:RY) kicks off a string of earnings by the big Canadian banks. It’s reporting on Thursday. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Royal to turn in $1.26 per share of adjusted earnings on $7.4 billion of revenue for the three months ended Oct. 31.

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ADDY’S MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE No. 2, 3608 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer 403-986-9001 ● Owner Addy Yazigi ● Type of business Mediterranean food, with dine-in and takeout service. ● Opening date Oct. 1 COFFEE SEVEN 7471 Edgar Industrial Bend Red Deer 403-347-8180 ● Owners Huy Tran and Do Tran ● Type of business Western and Asian food, including Vietnamese dishes and sushi. ● Opening date Sept. 4

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MONTREAL, Que. — Canadians are increasingly reaching for a glass of Beaujolais instead of beer and they’re also drinking more domestic wines, says a new study on Canadian drinking habits. Consumers bought an average of 22 bottles of wine in 2011, up from 13 in 1995, found the Bank of Montreal’s (TSX:BMO) special report on the Canadian wine industry. “It’s a meteoric rise, really,” said David Rinneard, national manager of agriculture at BMO. And Canada’s wine industry is poised for solid growth over the next five years, thanks in part to an aging population, a willingness to pay more for premium wines and the opportunity for domestic producers to make bigger inroads in the Canadian marketplace, the report said. A third of wine consumed in Canada is produced by domestic wineries, Rinneard said. More than half of wine consumed in New Brunswick is Canadian-made and almost half of wine consumed in British Columbia is Canadian, he added. “Canadian wineries continue to evolve, continue to hone their craft to the point where they are making some really globally competitive wines, which will in time bode well for all Canadian vintners,” Rinneard said from Toronto. But Quebec, which is the leading wine drinking province, has the lowest consumption of Canadian-made wine at a little more than 20 per cent. Wine has drained away market

share from beer and spirits to the point where it’s a third of all alcohol consumption in Canada, the recent report said. Over the 1995 to 2011 period, wine rose from 18 per cent to 30 per cent of Canadians’ total alcohol consumption, while beer fell from 53 per cent to 45 per cent and spirits fell from 29 per cent to 25 per cent. One hindrance for Canadian wine makers is the climate does impose limits on Canada’s wine production, which is concentrated in southern Ontario and Prince Edward County in southeastern Ontario as well as the interior of British Columbia, he said. There is also some wine production in Nova Scotia and Quebec. Rinneard said Canadian wineries do import grapes and blend them into some of their wines to increase production, due to the climate. But the freezing temperatures are also essential to the production of Canada’s ice wine, known globally. “It’s certainly a niche, if you will, that Canadian wineries have carved out on a global level and certainly have positioned Canadian wineries as the pre-eminent ice wine producer on the planet.” Rinneard said he sees Canada’s wine industry, which employs about 5,000 people, poised for solid growth over the next five years. “Certainly growth in many respects is attributable to changing consumer palates,” he said. Rinneard said he sees growth for Canadian wines in southeast Asia, particularly China where ice wine is already seen as something of a luxury good.

As hype surrounding Cyber Monday and Black Friday spreads north of the border, experts say the burgeoning weekendlong holiday sales event could soon surpass Boxing Day as the busiest shopping period of the year. With the frenzy of what could be Canada’s biggest-ever Black Friday over, deal-seekers are turning their focus to Cyber Monday, a day of deep online discounts held the Monday after the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S. For years, both events were largely U.S. phenomena that had Canadians who wanted to participate visiting American websites or making cross-border trips on the day after U.S. Thanksgiving, which marks the start of the crucial holiday shopping season when retailers turn profits, or go “into the black.” But a combination of factors — U.S. competitors setting up shop in Canada, Canadian retailers trying to keep sales local, Canadians’ shifting shopping habits and tight-fisted consumers with shaky confidence in the economy — are helping to establish the events on Canadian soil. Willy Kruh, global chairman in retail markets at KPMG, said he wouldn’t be surprised if the four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday soon overtake Boxing Day, now expanded to Boxing Week, as the best period for retailers in Canada. “On Boxing Day, Christmas is over and they’ve got to deep discount (merchandise), now you’re selling to those who are looking

for Christmas presents for deals,” he said. “I’d much rather kick start the season with significant sales this early and I know where my inventory’s going to end up, I know where my margins are, I can calculate it more, I can create a greater excitement for the retail season doing it in November than when the season’s over.” He says Cyber Monday — which cropped up in Canada just three years ago — is growing at an even faster pace in Canada than Black Friday, as retailers look for new ways to fight back against U.S. competitors eating into their profits. Last year, Canadian Black Friday sales were up 8.5 per cent from 2010, while Cyber Monday sales grew at 15.4 per cent, according to KPMG research. Cyber Monday emerged with the advent of online shopping in the 1990s as shoppers wanting to continue their Black Friday spree logged-in at home, as well as at work on the following Monday. Retailers began to notice a spike in traffic on the day, which is now the busiest online shopping day in the U.S. Experts and retailers expect this Cyber Monday to be the biggest Canada has ever seen. “The level of awareness around Cyber Monday last year was fairly limited, savvy web shoppers would know about it, but in terms of mass appeal in the Canadian population ... it was nowhere near where we expect it to be this year,” said Thierry HaySabourin, director of e-commerce for Future Shop and Best Buy Canada.

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Youth not planning well enough for retirement Canadians’ lack of preparedness for re- ment income to make up for their lack of tirement seems to be a chronic condition savings. that is even affecting the younger generaQuebec respondents were least likely tion. to say they’ll work after retirement, while There have been lots of studies recently Manitoba and Saskatchewan respondents showing that Canadian boomers have not said they were the most likely to work after saved enough to create a sufretirement. ficient income to fund the levNow, a recent survey by BMO el of consumption they expect Retirement Institute shows that in their retirement. And with only about 10 per cent of young life expectancy increasing, the adults aged 18 to 34 have givchance of outliving your money en much thought to how much is increasing. money they will need for retireAs a result, many boomers ment, and almost one-third have are expecting to have to connot even started saving yet, even tinue working in some capacity though one-quarter of them exin their 60s to supplement their pect to retire early. income. Only five per cent of young A recent national online suradults have given any serious vey conducted for CIBC found thought to how long they might TALBOT that almost half of 50- to 59-yearbe retired. BOGGS old Canadians have less than On a positive note, most $100,000 saved for their retireyoung adults surveyed believe ment and plan to use employthat retirement planning is im-

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portant and slightly more than half have a registered retirement savings plan and 36 per cent have a tax-free savings account. “A clear dichotomy exists between what young people think about retirement and what they are actually doing to prepare for it,” said Tina Di Vito, head of the BMO Retirement Institute. “While it’s great news that young adults appreciate the importance of retirement planning, it’s a concern that many are not backing it up with concrete action.” The major factors that are hindering the younger generation in establishing themselves financially generally, let alone for retirement, are poor job prospects in the post-recession economy, student debt levels and lower real wages. How do young adults learn, then, about retirement and financially planning? Perhaps the best way is from role models like parents.

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOHA, Qatar — As nearly 200 countries meet in oil-and-gas-rich Qatar for annual talks starting today on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by financial turmoil. Rich countries have delivered nearly $30 billion in grants and loans promised in 2009, but those commitments expire this year. And a Green Climate Fund designed to channel up to $100 billion annually to poor countries has yet to begin operating. Borrowing a buzzword from the U.S. budget debate, Tim Gore of the British charity Oxfam said developing countries, including island nations for whom rising sea levels pose a threat to their existence, stand before a “climate fiscal cliff.” “So what we need for those countries in the next two weeks are firm commitments from rich countries to keep giving money to help them to adapt to climate change,” he told The Associated Press on Sunday. Creating a structure for climate financing has so far been one of the few tangible outcomes of the two-decade-old

U.N. climate talks, which have failed in their main purpose: reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases that scientists say are warming the planet, melting ice caps, glaciers and permafrost, shifting weather patterns and raising sea levels. The only binding treaty to limit such emissions, the Kyoto Protocol, expires this year, so agreeing on an extension is seen as the most urgent task by environment

ministers and climate officials meeting in the Qatari capital. However, only the European Union and a few other countries are willing to join a second commitment period with new emissions targets. And the EU’s chief negotiator, Artur RungeMetzger, admitted that such a small group is not going to make a big difference in the fight against climate change. “I think we cover at

most 14 per cent of global emissions,” he said. The U.S. rejected Kyoto because it didn’t cover rapidly growing economies such as China and India. Some hope for stronger commitments from U.S. delegates in Doha as work begins on drafting a new global treaty that would also apply to developing countries including China, the world’s top carbon emitter.

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Cyber Monday is becoming nearly as popular in Canada as Black Friday, said Kelly Askew, managing director of retail management consulting at Accenture in Canada. And while e-commerce penetration is lower in Canada than in the U.S., “we’re seeing a bit of a tidal change in how Canadians regard Internet shopping now,” he said, adding that selection, security and shipping at Canadian retailers are improving. And Canadian chains are seizing opportunities to pull some of their sales forward, he said. “I suspect we may start to see some declines in the heavy reliance that Canadian retailers have traditionally had on Boxing Day to make their annual numbers.” Kruh pointed out that online shopping makes up just 10 per cent of total retail sales in Canada, but he sees it growing at a much more rapid pace this year and over the next few years. Canadian consumers are adopting the trend, in part by shopping at sites south of the border that ship across the border, and a growing number of Canadian retailers are realizing they need to offer similar promotions to keep their customers. This year marks the first time Toys ’R’ Us Canada is putting a big emphasis on Cyber Monday, as the company strives to be one of the first in Canada to jump on board in an effort to keep spending local. “For the past three to four years, Toys ’R’ Us, and Canadian retailers in general, have been upping the ante every year ... to entice Canadian consumers to stay local and make purchases on .ca and not .com,” explained Toys ’R’ Us Canada spokeswoman Victoria Spada. As both Canadians’ shopping habits and retailers’ online offerings evolve, e-commerce is becoming a real force that could threaten bricks and mortar shops that don’t adapt. A recent American Express poll found that 56 per cent of Canadians plan to shop online for at least some of their gifts this season, up five per cent from 2011. And 23 per cent of those surveyed appeared so averse to crowded malls, long lineups and busy parking lots that they would rather clean their toilets than visit a mall the week before Christmas. “I think it’s indicative of the fact that Canadians are becoming more comfortable shopping online,” says consumer technology expert Marc Saltzman. Saltzman believes online shopping will eventually eclipse trips to the mall as a web-savvy generation of young people comes of age.

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Half of young adults 20 to 29 are still living with their parents. “Mom and dad can be effective financial role models by demonstrating sound finance management and savings habits along with involving their children early in the process,” said Di Vito. This can include involving talking to their children in their tween and pre-teen years about saving and setting financial goals, opening up a registered education savings plan (RESP), making regular contributions and teaching them about the power of compound tax-deferred growth. Parents also can encourage their adult children to contribute toward household expenses as soon as they begin work — perhaps even charging rent — talking to them about money management and budgeting, encouraging them to attend retirement-related seminars and webinars, and introducing them to financial professionals. Parents need to do this financial mentoring in a language their children can relate to and understand and through their preferred channels of communication, such as smart phones and social networking websites. “Parents and other influential adults have to foster an environment that will encourage young people to think about their future,” said Di Vito. “Despite the challenging and complex financial realities facing your people today, increasing their financial preparedness for retirement will guide them towards positive results.” Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.


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leaves audiences with a lot to cheer about, including a smart, humourous script, a great bamboo-trimmed tropical set by Stuart Reid, and terrific performances from the cast of 10 community actors. Vocke, Kvapil and Sutherland, in particular, have a naturalistic style of conversing around a supper table that completely hooks you and draws you in. Can prisoners with life sentences still find hope? Is there justice? Is virtue its own reward, or does the end justify the means? These and other questions are posed and discussed in the play. I encourage you to see it and come up with your own answers. Despite some darkish plot turns, you just might leave humming Christmas carols. The comedy runs to Dec. 7. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

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Dear Annie: Six months ago, I reconnected his friend with no other expectation, and enwith the guy I have loved since grade school. courage him to stick with appropriate medi“Thomas” left after graduation to live in cal treatment. another state. Dear Annie: Our son is marrying a beautiI know he has schizophrenia, ful woman from Mexico. and I’m willing to take the risk. The cost of the flights are more Even though I’m 18 and still in than his siblings can afford, not to high school, I plan to become a mention the hotel, dresses, tuxes, doctor. showers, parties, etc. I’ve done research and know But we will help our kids bewhat I’m up against. cause we know our son would be Thomas says he hears voices hurt if they didn’t attend. and sees dark figures, and he The bride’s family may put us snaps sometimes, but it seems up at the hotel, which would be like he can refocus once I get nice, but I don’t want us to look like him to concentrate on me. moochers. Last Thursday, Thomas broke Do we still offer to pay for the up with me. rehearsal dinner? MITCHELL He apologized for breaking We have told our son how much & SUGAR my heart, but he says his schizomoney we can give them for a wedphrenia is getting worse, and he ding gift, and all of this will deplete fears he’s going to hurt me. nearly all of our savings. Annie, Thomas knows I love Any advice? — Need a Money him and would do anything for him. Tree I gave up sleep and time to make sure he Dear Need: Please don’t spend more than knows I’m always here. you can afford. I listen to him and hold him close when he Tell your son you have a budget that will gets upset. I never get mad at him. We have have to cover all costs, including the rehearsnever fought. al dinner. I don’t want to lose him again. If it costs more, he will need to pay for it That happened once, and we didn’t speak himself. for three whole years! I don’t want to go It’s OK to accept the offer from the bride’s through that emotional turmoil again. I know family to put you up at a hotel. people say I’m “too young” to understand And it is not unreasonable to suggest to what love is, but I believe I have a good idea. your son that he and his new bride have a I need advice. — Terri reception later in your hometown for his sibDear Terri: Thomas is telling you his lings and other friends. We hope he can be schizophrenia is not under control, and he reasonable instead of being hurt. justifiably worries that he could hurt you or Dear Annie: This is in response to “Frushimself. Is he taking antipsychotic medica- trated Dad,” whose son plays video games tion? all night and sleeps all day. Our son was the He will need to do this for the rest of his same. life, and there are side effects. When things crashed, it turned out he was Schizophrenics also have an increased hiding vodka, drinking all night and sleeping risk of drug and alcohol abuse. all day. This is a lot of responsibility for anyone to We had no idea our son was an alcoholic. take on. Dad might want to check whether there is We don’t doubt that you care deeply for always a big bottle of mouthwash around. — Thomas, but you may be romanticizing your Dad Who’s Been Down that Path ability to “save” him. And your determination to have a relaPlease email your questions to anniesmailtionship creates pressure that he apparently box@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, can’t handle. c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Please put his welfare first and simply be Beach, CA 90254.

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STOYBERG †The Family of the late Elmer Stoyberg, beloved Husband, Father, Papa and Great Papa would like to thank our many friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness, beautiful cards, flowers, hugs, food brought to the house and visits. Thank you for the many donations to the Cancer Society and the Diabetic Foundation. Thank you to the Red Deer Hospital Emergency Staff, Unit 32 Staff and the Physicians who cared for Elmer. We are also very grateful to Brenda from Heartland Funeral Home, and Pastor Oberhammer. Your thoughts and prayers will be forever cherished and remembered. † Elsey and Family

CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463

Medical

CLINIC MANAGER ASSISTANT/ BILLING CLERK

Required for Rocky Medical Clinic Rocky Mtn. House, AB See website for full posting www.rockymedical.com Email resumes to: rockymed@telusplanet.net

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CENTRAL ALBERTA DANCE CLUB DANCE Friday, Nov. 30th, 7:30 pm Valley Centre Hall Dance to the music of Country Gold North. $10/ea. For info call Henry at 403-347-1333

EAST 40TH PUB SPECIALS

Tuesday & Saturday’s Rib Night Wednesday Wing Night Thursdays Shrimp Night

ESL Levels 5, 6 & 7

Funding may be Available Enroll now for January Start Academy of Learning 403-347-6676

EVERGREEN GREENHOUSES

Is holding it’s Annual Christmas Open House & Sales Sat. Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. COME AND VISIT SANTA 10- NOON. See Brys Bears full line of greeting cards. 2 miles E on 39th Street from 30th Ave.,Red Deer. PIONEER LODGE

ART MARKET

SAT. DEC. 1, 10-5 P.M. 4324 46 A Ave. Red Deer SPIRIT OF SYLVAN YULETIDE FESTIVAL Fri. Nov. 30th 4:30-10pm & Sat. Dec. 1st 10am-6pm at the Medican Multiplex in Sylvan Lake. Unique Christmas gifts/ goodies at the 45 Farmers’ Market vendors. Entertainment, Gingerbread competition, kids zone, live/silent auction, raffle and much more! Check us out on Facebook at SpiritOfSylvanYuletideFestival or for info call Graham at 403-887-2575

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Caregivers/ Aides

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P/T F. caregiver wanted for F quad. Must have own vehicle. 403-348-5456 or 505-7846

Clerical

720

ALBERTA REGISTRY P/T CLERK NEEDED

P/T maternity leave position which may develop into a permanent F/T by summer. Experience in : MOVES, VISTAS, CORES, AND APPRES considered an asset. Attention to detail, fast learning and good attitude req’d. Wage will be based on accreditation level. Please apply in person to: Tamara at: Vital Registry Services, 5406 43 St. Red Deer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted Legal Assistant Experience in Real Estate and Corporate Commercial McElhaney Law office (403 ) 346 -2026

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Oil & Gas Well Testing Supervisors, Night Foremen, Exp’d/inexp’d Junior Day/Night Operators. Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: apply@wespro.ca or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email mikeoapt@gmail.com Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Join Our Fast Growing Team and Secure Your Future with our Optimum Benefit Package & RRSP’s!!

BOWER DENTAL CENTER

requires F/T RDA TO START IMMED. Candidates must be willing to work day or evening shifts & some Saturdays. Must be energetic and be • able to work in a strong team setting . Top wages and benefits will be paid to • the right applicant. New grads are welcome. Please drop off resumes Attention: Marina

PERIOPARTNERS, Red Deer, AB requires an experienced, caring RDH for supportive periodontal therapy care and initial Personals therapy for patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease. We ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 are periodontal specialists. This position is 4 days per You can sell your guitar week. Generous moving for a song... allowance paid when or put it in CLASSIFIEDS successful applicant and we’ll sell it for you! establishes residency in Red Deer. Please phone Armelle (403) 314-5485, fax resume to Bingos (403) 314-5486 or email to reddeer@ periopartners.com RED DEER BINGO Centre 4946-53 Ave. (West of Superstore). Precall 12:00 Start your career! See Help Wanted & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!!

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Restaurant/ Hotel

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Class 1 Operators

to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: roger@fluidexperts.com

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

SERVICE RIG

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

Drillers and Driller Assistants with a Class 1 driver’s license. Apprentice or Journeyman Mechanics TANKMASTER RENTALS Pile Drive Operators requires CLASS 1 BED Pile Drive Assistants TRUCK and TANK TRUCK Operators for Central Field Supervisor Alberta. Competitive 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 info@landcore.ca or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls. LOCAL Oilfield Company seeking experienced Wireline Tool Salesman. Vehicle mileage paid as well as commissions and benefits. Please forward resume to btopcanada @hotmail.com or fax 403-340-8581 Attn: Manager Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Picker Operator Bed Truck Operator Winch truck operators All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. We offer exceptional wages and benefits for exceptional people. Fax resume and abstract to 403-314-2340 or email to safety@ providencetrucking.ca

wages and benefits. m.morton@tankmaster.ca or fax 403-340-8818

TREELINE WELL SERVICES

Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, First Aid We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers Please fax resume to : 403-264-6725 Or email to: tannis@treelinewell.com No phone calls please.

TREELINE WELL SERVICES Has openings for

Boiler Hands.

Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, First Aid We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers Please fax resume to : 403-264-6725 Or email to: tannis@treelinewell.com No phone calls please.

WE are looking for Rig Managers, Drillers, Derrick and Floor hands for the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin at stiffin@galleonrigs.com or (403) 358-3350 fax (403) 358-3326

Professionals

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BAMSS Production Testing Contracting Inc., Personnel: a Lacombe based transQ-TEST Day & Night p o r t a t i o n c o m p a n y, i s INSPECTION LTD. looking for a full-time Supervisors now accepting applica- administrative professional. & Field Operators stions for CGSB Level II’s

CHINESE FOOD Restaurant requires DISHWASHER, WAITER/WAITRESS & DELIVERY DRIVER Drop resume off in person to Red Star Restaurant 3731 50 Ave. Red Deer Phone 403-309-5566

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

Sales & Distributors

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METALSMITHS Bower Mall

plus monthly bonus, and health benefits. Also accepting for Full Time (40 hrs. a week) $12-$13 Part Time (20-30 hrs. a week) Apply in person or e-mail careers@metalsmiths.ca

Trades

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ASPEN RIDGE & INGLEWOOD

These are full-time permanent shop positions with competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs.

Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to hr@bilton.ca

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DAD’S PIZZA

PART/FULL TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave.

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McMullen’s Refrigeration & Heating is a well established business in Red Deer. We are a growing business looking for great people to add to our professional team. Customer service skills are required. These are the positions currently available and training will be provided, along with excellent wages and benefit packages: -Journeyman/Apprentice Refr. Technician -Refrigeration Sales and Service Manager -Plumber/Boiler Technician/Apprentice -Sheet Metal Estimator and Sales -Sheet Metal Journeyman/ Apprentice Please phone John @ 403-342-1155 or email john.hirney@ mcmullens.ca. Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

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Invites applicants for:

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN Red Deer Public Schools

www.rdpsd.ab.ca Employment Opportunities - Caretaking and Maintenance Staff for complete posting.

Welding and Manufacturing Ltd.

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS

Two full time, permanent positions in Red Deer, AB From $29.75/hr to $33.00/hr

Extensive experience with the maintenance and repair of the electrical systems in buildings and general shop equipment is an asset.

(Volkswagen Master Technician Required)

Vehicle maintenance, service, replace, fix, adjust systems and components, steering, brakes, suspension, transmission, electronics, electrical, engines and accessories. Apply in person with resume and Volkswagen certification to: Dave @

Gary Moe Volkswagen Hwy 2, West Side Gasoline Alley

403.342.2923

If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking:

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN 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 hr@bilton.ca

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.

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:

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Restaurant/ Hotel

EXP’D OPERATOR req’d for furnace and duct cleaning truck. Good customer skills req’d. Good commission and opportunity for advancement in this exciting growth industry. Email resume to t brad@ comfortecheating.com or fax 403-309-8302

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continues to grow!

and CEDOS Work to start immediately & run through to spring break. Sub-contractors also needed. Phone 403-887-5630 or email qtestltd@telus.net

vessel manufacturing facility a definite asset.

ESTABLISHED well known company looking for permanent f/t hourly tapers and p/t piece work tapers. Please fax resume to 403-782-0610 email: ben@tpil.ca

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We are currently expanding staff levels in all of our departments to meet the demand of our productions facilities.

INDUSTRIAL INSULATORS

Send resume to Attention: Linda Robinson gmar@symphonyseniorliving.com or drop off in person at: 3100 - 22nd Street

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Please see:

is looking for

Assistant Manager, and 1st. Key starting wage 14/hr.

Key responsibilities for this position include: AFTERNOON SHIFT * Providing administrative CNC Operators support to Management DAYSHIFT * Maintenance of IFTA CNC Operators reporting program DAYSHIFT * Responding to staff inquiries QC Person Sawyer Oilfield * Data entry & maintaining Please see your website Hauling document files Nexus Engineering is @ www.colterenergy.ca is looking for experienced * Reception including Currently looking for or contact us at class 1 drivers with winch answering telephones, C.N.C OPERATORS. 1-877-926-5837 experience. Please fax and greeting visitors resume complete with *Maintaining supplies and DUTIES INCLUDE, Your application will be abstract to (403)343-1922. office equipment • Set up of Mazak C.N.C kept strictly confidential * Open, sort and distribute lathe and running TEAM Snubbing now Celebrate your life production runs, min. 3 hiring operators and help- correspondence (including with a Classified fax and email) years experience. ers. Email: janderson@ ANNOUNCEMENT teamsnubbing.com The successful candidate Also currently hiring will have: a dayshift * Strong organizational QC PERSON, Oilfield skills • Must be able to read * Proficiency in using measuring devices Microsoft Word, Excel, and blueprints for and Outlook inspection of machined * Excellent oral and written parts. communication skills * High degree of We offer competitive professionalism wages, benefits and * The ability to work a RRSP plan. independently or as part Please forward resumes to of a team resume@ Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. nexusengineering.ca designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield QUALIFICATIONS: equipment for international clients. High school diploma and 3 ARROW PLUMBING We operate seven manufacturing facilities in years of related experience SERVICES LTD. Innisfail, Alberta and employ over 175 people in an office environment. A diploma in Office Admin- WANTED EXPERIENCED istration will be considered 3rd yr. - Journeyman With your long-term interests in mind, we provide you with an asset. Equivalencies Service Plumbers ample opportunities to achieve your career goals. will be considered. If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic Better than competitive Fax resume to: team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking: wages & benefits package. Human Resources Ref’s req’d. 403-782-1044 or Email: Please fax resume to: careers@bamssinc.com 403-342-7894 Attn: Brad Experience with Calcium Silicate, Mineral or call 403-343-6100 Start your career! Wool, and Utilidor panels in a tank or CURRENTLY SEEKING See Help Wanted Qualified Day & Night Supervisors - (Must be able to provide own work truck.) Field Operators - Valid First Aid, H2S, driver’s license required!

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HIRING * Gas station Manager * $25/hr, full time 1 person * The day to day operations of filling station and EXPERIENCED repair convenience store, managi n g s t a ff , w o r k i n g w i t h person req’d for local truck vendors and monitoring company. Work involves all aspects of heavy truck sales. * Completion of University and trailer repair and dismanteling. Must be ( Economics). Over 1 yr physically fit. HD Mechanbusiness experience. ic or equivelant experience Leeoh Holdings Inc. We offer competitive o/a Rimbey Gas & Splash. wages, benefits weekends Box 659 4630 50 Ave. off. Fax resume to Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 1-855-784-2330 or call cookplus@naver.com 1-877-787-2501 Phone 403-843-2360

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LPNs and CAREWORKERS NEEDED SERVERS & COOKS NEEDED

SENIOR LIVING In concert with your life

800

Fluid Experts Ltd.

Is now hiring experienced: COLTER PRODUCTION TESTING SERVICES INC

Oilfield

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced

Providence Trucking Inc

740

BOY’S small bike found in Westpark. Identify to claim 403-346-6909

Caregivers/ Aides

$2500 Bonus Every 100 days

Web Developer & Tech Support Agent - Software company based in Red Deer hiring two FT positions.To apply, please see www.visual-eyes.ca/en

Dental

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ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Starting wage $13/hr. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black

Card Of Thanks

Coming Events

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Janitorial

B PRESSURE WELDERS

AN UP TO DATE ALBERTA “B” PRESSURE CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WITH VESSEL EXPERIENCE. 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 hr@bilton.ca

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DEADLINE IS 5 P.M. FOR NEXT DAY’S PAPER

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY

Journeyman Technician

Successful candidate must be: • Customer service oriented. • Energetic and physically fit. We Offer: • Possibility for advancement. • Ongoing professional training. • Competitive remuneration. • Excellent medical and dental benefits. Fax resume in confidence to:

403.340.8420

Heavy Duty Mechanic

CVIP license a must .Manufacturing and Hydraulic system experience an asset. Good hours, competitive wage & benefit package. Fax resume to: 403-309-3360.

2804 Gaetz Ave., Red Deer www.southsidereddeer.com

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D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 Trades

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MICRON INDUSTRIES is SPARTEK a licensed inspection SYSTEMS INC facility specializing in cryogenic tank repairs and I n S y l v a n L a k e , A B i s is currently seeking a HD seeking quailified individuMACHINIST/ als for Mechanic, min 2nd yr AREA SUPERVISOR apprentice. Trailer experi* MECHANICAL ENGINEER ence preferred. Weekdays * ELECTRICAL ENGINEER The ideal candidate would 7:00-4:30. No eves or * JOURNEYMAN have knowledge of Oil wknd work. Exc. working MACHINIST Country Tubular Products, conditions. Benefits after 3 SOFTWARE ENGINEER supplemented with previous months. Fax resume to ELEC. REPAIR TECH pipe manufacturing 403-346-2072 or email QC INSPECTOR, AND experience in a unionized patty.micron@telus.net ASSEMBLER industrial environment. CNC Lathe experience SHUNDA For complete job would be an asset. CONSTRUCTION d e s c r i p t i o n s , p l e a s e Requires Full Time refer to our website at This position would be of Carpenters Helpers, www.sparteksystems.com interest to individuals who Applicants please forward have 3 - 5 years of and Labourers. resume to keri.lee@ previous supervisory Competitive Wages sparteksystems.com experience, possess & Benefits. Fax resumes & or fax to 403-887-4050 strong communications ref’s to: 403-343-1248 Please state which position skills, be a people-person, or email to: you are applying for in your possess strong computer admin@shunda.ca cover letter. skills, be extremely wellorganized and be able to Shipper / Receiver mentor and coach members AES INDUSTRIAL of a production team. SUPPLIES LTD. Looking for a place looking for an energetic/ Salary will be commensurate to live? enthusiastic individual for with education & experience. our receiving department. Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS Fax resume to Interested candidates may 403-342-0233 submit a resume to: reddeerhr@evrazincna.com

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Gary Moe Volkswagen

SERVICE ADVISOR Required Immediately  Competitive plus renumeration  Great Benefits We require a process driven person for this position.

TANKMASTER RENTALS req’s FULL TIME

APPRENTICE MECHANIC

JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER

Send resume to m.morton@tankmaster.ca or fax 403-340-8818

Red Deer Public Schools

Truckers/ Drivers

Please see:

www.rdpsd.ab.ca Employment Opportunities 273845L1

- Caretaking and Maintenance Staff for complete posting.

Join our growing company as we have recently expanded and are currently hiring experienced

EXPERIENCED

Service Technicians and

Parts People Excellent benefits and wages based upon experience. Please respond by email to the following:

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Parts Department smaxon@peterbiltreddeer.com Service Department rbergen@peterbiltreddeer.com

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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

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 hartwell@telus.net F/T. Class 1 drivers to haul NGL butane Super B’s, must be over 25 yrs., EMAIL: dreaddriving@gmail.com LOCAL ACID Transport company looking for exp’d’ F/T Class 1 truck driver & pressure truck operator. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766

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daveturnbull@ garymoe.com

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED

DEER PARK Dempsey St. area $45/mo. ALSO Duston St. Donnelly Crsc., area Densmore Crs. Dale Close $270/mo.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

ADULT & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in JOHNSTONE PARK Jacobs Close James, Johns St. & Jewell St.

********** Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Top wages paid based on experience Assigned units Scheduled days off Valid safety tickets an asset

Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: hr@pidherneys.com

NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com Accounting

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INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351

Contractors

1100

BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980

COUNTERTOPS

Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 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.

Escorts

1165

*LEXUS* 403-392-0891 INDEPENDENT BEAUTIFUL college girl ROXY 403-848-2300

Escorts

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EDEN

587-877-7399 10am- 2am EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages www.eroticasplaymates.net 403-598-3049

Fireplaces

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TIM LLOYD. WETT certified. Inspections, installs, chimney sweeps & service 403-340-0513

Massage Therapy

1280

* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm 348-5650 CHINESE MASSAGE new owner, free parking, 4606 48 Ave. Open 7 a.m.9 p.m. 7 days a wk. Phone 403-986-1691 Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445

Massage Therapy

1280

VII MASSAGE

Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave.(rear entrance if necessary) www.viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels 403-986-6686

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 cpest@shaw.ca FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 Something for Everyone YARD maintenance, snow Everyday in Classifieds shovelling, 403-318-7625

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

Painters/ Decorators

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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

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Misc. Help

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Career Planning

FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:

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

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in MOUNTVIEW 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/yr 1-1/2 hrs. per day ALSO SOUTH HILL 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/YR. 1 Hr. per day. Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in

ROSEDALE AREA 72 papers $386/mo. DEER PARK Dempsey St. area 79 papers $423/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area 101 papers $541/mo. ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area 59 papers $376/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life Within the towns of Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303 Community Support Worker Accepting registrations for 6 mo. Community Support Worker Program. Incld’s

Barrett Dr. Bettenson St. Best Crsc./ Berry Ave. NGLEWOOD Ingram Close LANCASTER AREA

Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email inford@lokken.com Career Programs are

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.

CARRIERS NEEDED

BOWER AREA

LANCASTER AREA 77 papers $412/mo.

RIVERSIDE MEADOWS 59 & 60 St.

End Dump Drivers Truck and Wagon Drivers Super B Drivers Lowbed Drivers

MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE

MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $245.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car .

Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Class 1 drivers to work out of our NEW Blackfalds facility:

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

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Misc. Help

RED DEER WORKS

LANCASTER 1/2 of Lampard Crsc $65/mo. ALSO Lenon Close, Lacey Close, Landry Bend area $76/mo. ALSO Logan Close Lee St. & Lawrence Crsc. area $158/mo.

ORIOLE PK WEST Orr Dr. & Osler Cr ALSO Oberg, Orchid, Oscar Cr & Overand Place

DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

880

Misc. Help

Please send resume to:

For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in

Invites applicants for:

Truckers/ Drivers

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Misc. Help

FREE

for all Albertans

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Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com

Antiques & Art

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

Auctions

SUNNYBROOK AREA

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com

VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Victor Close Vold Close

********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

CIRCULATION Service Runner (Part Time)

PHONE BOOKS

Earn extra money for Xmas by delivering the new Yellow Pages Phones books into Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, & Innisfail. Must have own vehicle. This is door to door delivery. Can start immediately, no selling involved, part time. Call 1-800-661-1910 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

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

Building Supplies

1550

60% OFF brand new patio door. Gentek patio door energy saving sealed unit foot and key locks. $850 Call 403-340-2777

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3 PIECE wooden kitchen playset, fridge, stove and sink, $45; an exc. Christmas gift for your child, call 403-347-7489

Clothing

1590

LADIES’ Silverado mink coat, exc. cond., Size 12, $195, 403-343-2241

EquipmentHeavy

Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

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Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Children's Items

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TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.

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PARIS — Parents struggle to explain it to their kids. Ambassadors struggle to explain it to their governments. The only thing that’s clear is that French politics is a mess. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative party led one of the world’s biggest economies for a decade and now, in the space of a week, has melted down into something that may never be put back together again. A mediation effort Sunday failed to reconcile the Union for a Popular Movement party or figure out who’s in charge, seven days after a disputed election for a new party leader. The conflict looks headed now for the courts. The outcome could reshape France’s political landscape and eventually weigh on Europe’s direction too. Central to the dispute is debate among French conservatives over immigration and Islam in the country with Western Europe’s largest Muslim population. The election a week ago split party members into those leaning toward the anti-immigrant far right, represented by Jean-Francois Cope, and those hewing to more centrist views, supporting Francois Fillon. Cope, who led France’s push to ban face-covering Islamic veils and talks of anti-white racism, was initially declared winner of the Nov. 19 election. Then uncounted votes were discovered that could swing the vote in Fillon’s favour. Accusations of fraud swirled. Insults flew. The week wore on, and the party still had no clear leader. On Sunday, a UMP commission that handles vote disputes met, then broke up in acrimony, the Sipa news agency reported. Hope turned to former Prime Minister Alain Juppe, who said the dispute has been “irresponsible and disastrous” and convened both candidates Sunday night to try to mediate and keep the party he founded in one piece. After the meeting, he tweeted, “The conditions for mediation are lacking. My mission is over.” Cope said the party commission should examine the complaints and declare a winner. Fillon, whose supporters say that commission is too Cope-friendly, said he’d go to court instead to uncover “the truth of the results and return the voice to the party members.” In a statement, he said Cope rejected the mediation effort and called him responsible for the party’s “failure.” Cope and Fillon want to lead opposition to Socialist President Francois Hollande — and run for president themselves in 2017. Since Sarkozy lost elections in May in a wave of anti-austerity sentiment in May, France’s presidency, parliament and most regional governments have all been under Socialist control. The UMP fiasco has worried officials beyond France’s borders as well. Sweden’s ambassador, Gunnar Lund, tweeted, “I’m trying to explain to my government what’s happening at the heart of the UMP. Not easy!” In the European Union, Hollande’s Socialists have pushed against public spending cuts for indebted countries that use the shared euro currency, and battled Britain over cutbacks in the EU budget. A UMP collapse would benefit the Socialists in the short term. But some French commentators have expressed concern that the Socialists — who long suffered their own divisions and who still lack cohesion — need a robust opposition to focus their energies at a time when they need to be making tough decisions. Hollande’s popularity is weak six months into his term, as the economy struggles and one in 10 workers is looking for a job.

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syria by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus Sunday in what an activist called a “blow to the morale of the regime” near President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. The takeover claim showed how rebels are advancing in the area of the capital, though they are badly outgunned, making inroads where Assad’s power was once unchallenged. Rebels have also been able to fire mortar rounds into Damascus recently. The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said rebels seized control of the Marj alSultan base on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday morning. He said at least 15 rebels and eight soldiers were killed in the fighting that started a day earlier. The rebels later withdrew from the base. Rebels appear to be trying to take over air bases and destroy aircraft in order to prevent the regime from using them in attacks against opposition forces around the country. The rebels have no protection against the attack helicopters and fighter jets that have been blasting their positions. Rebels have been attacking air bases in different parts of Syria, mostly in the northern regions of Idlib and Aleppo. In the battle at the base outside Damascus, AbdulRahman and Damascus-

based activist Maath alShami said rebels destroyed two helicopters with rocket propelled grenades and captured a tank. They say the base, which is on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, houses several radar positions. “This is a blow to the morale of the regime, because it is close to the heart of the capital,” said Abdul-Rahman, referring to the base that is about 15 kilometres (10 miles) from Damascus. Al-Shami said the rebels withdrew from the base after they captured some ammunition. He said they feared counterstrikes by regime aircraft. An amateur video posted online showed rebels walking next to two destroyed helicopters. At least three other helicopters appeared undamaged. Black smoke billowed in the distance. Another video showed several radar posts on hills inside the large compound. Parked military trucks stood inside as rebels roamed freely. The activist videos appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting about the events depicted. Syria restricts the access of reporters. The Observatory also reported violence in other parts of Syria, including the country’s largest city of Aleppo in the north and the capital itself. It said rebels on Sunday captured a training base for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command near the Damascus suburb of Douma.


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112 killed in massive factory fire BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BANGLADESH

DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, an official said Sunday. The blaze broke out late Saturday at the eight-story factory operated by Tazreen Fashions Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tuba Group, which supplies Walmart and other major retailers in the U.S. and Europe. By Sunday morning, firefighters had recovered 100 bodies, fire department Operations Director Maj. Mohammad Mahbub told The Associated Press. He said another 12 people who had suffered injuries after jumping from the building to escape the fire later died at hospitals. The death toll could rise as the search for victims was continuing, he said. Local media reported that up to 124 people were killed in the fire. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, and authorities have ordered an investigation. Army soldiers and paramilitary border guards were deployed to help police keep the situation under control as thousands of onlookers and anxious relatives of the factory workers gathered at the scene, Mahbub said. He would not say how many people were still missing. Tazreen was given a “high risk” safety rating after May 16, 2011, audit conducted by an ethical sourcing assessor for Wal-Mart, according to a document posted on the Tuba Group’s website. It did not specify the conditions or violations that led to the rating. A spokesman for Wal-Mart said online documents indicating that the factory received an orange or “high risk” assessment after the May 2011 inspection and a yellow or “medium risk” report after an inspection in August 2011 appeared to pertain to the factory where the fire occurred. The August 2011 letter said WalMart would conduct another inspection within one year. Spokesman Kevin Gardner said it was not clear if that inspection had been conducted, or if the factory was still making products for Wal-Mart. If a factory is rated “orange” three times in a two-year period, Wal-Mart

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A Bangladeshi police officer walks between rows of burnt sewing machines in a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh’s capital. won’t place any orders for one year. The May 2011 report was the first orange rating for the factory. There was no indication whether the violations had been fixed since the May inspection. Neither Tazreen’s owner nor Tuba Group officials could be reached for comment. The Tuba Group is a major Bangladeshi garment exporter whose clients include Walmart, Carrefour and IKEA, according to its website. Its factories export garments to the U.S., Germany, France, Italy and The Netherlands, among other countries. The Tazreen factory, opened in 2009 and employing about 1,700 people, makes polo shirts, fleece jackets and T-shirts. Bangladesh has some 4,000 garment factories, many without proper safety

measures. The country annually earns about $20 billion from exports of garment products, mainly to the United States and Europe. At the factory scene, relatives of the workers were frantically looking for their loved ones. Sabina Yasmine said she saw the body of her daughter-inlaw, who died in the fire, but had no trace of her son, who also worked at the factory. “Oh, Allah, where’s my soul? Where’s my son?” wailed Yasmine, who works at another factory in the area. “I want the factory owner to be hanged. For him, many have died, many have gone.” Mahbub said firefighters recovered 69 bodies from the second floor of the

factory alone. He said most of the victims had been trapped inside the factory, located just outside of Dhaka, with no emergency exits leading outside the building. Many workers who had taken shelter on the roof of the factory were rescued, but firefighters were unable to save those who were trapped inside, Mahbub said. He said the fire broke out on the ground floor, which was used as a warehouse, and spread quickly to the upper floors. “The factory had three staircases, and all of them were down through the ground floor,” Mahbub said. “So the workers could not come out when the fire engulfed the building.” “Had there been at least one emergency exit through outside the factory, the casualties would have been much lower,” he said. Many of the victims were burned beyond recognition. The recovered bodies were kept in rows on the premise of a nearby school. Meanwhile, many of the bodies were handed over to families but at least 60 bodies remained unidentified till late Sunday, said police official Moshiuddoula, who uses one name. The unclaimed bodies were later taken to Dhaka Medical College where the corpses will be kept until Monday morning for identification. Otherwise, the bodies will be handed over to a charity organization, Anjuman-e-Mufidul Islam, for burial, said local chief government administrator Sheikh Yusuf Harun. The charity group is a voluntary organization which buries unclaimed bodies. By late Sunday, firefighters had concluded their search and left the scene, the fire department’s control room duty officer Bhajan Sarker told The Associated Press by phone. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed shock at the loss of so many lives in the blaze and asked authorities to conduct thorough search-and-rescue operations. The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said it would stand by the victims’ families. Separately, a flyover under construction fell onto a busy market, leaving at least 14 people dead including three construction workers in southeastern city of Chittagong, an official said Sunday.

Political foes continue fight over president’s powers SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF EGYPT’S PRESIDENT NOT WILLING TO BACK DOWN OVER MOVE TO ASSSUME ABSOLUTE POWERS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — Supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president on Sunday grew more entrenched in their potentially destabilizing battle over the Islamist leader’s move to assume near absolute powers, with neither side appearing willing to back down. The standoff poses one of the hardest tests for the nation’s liberal and secular opposition since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster nearly two years ago. Failure to sustain protests and eventually force Mohammed Morsi to loosen control could consign it to long-term irrelevance. Clashes between the two sides spilled onto the streets for a third day since the president issued edicts that make him immune to oversight of any kind, including that of the courts. A teenager was killed and at least 40 people were wounded when a group of anti-Morsi protesters tried to storm the local offices of the political arm of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood in the Nile Delta city of Damanhoor, according to security officials. It was the first reported death from the street battles that erupted across much of the nation on Friday, the day after Morsi’s decrees were announced. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media,

identified the boy as 15-yearold Islam Hamdi Abdel-Maqsood. The tensions also dealt a fresh blow to the economy, which has suffered due to the problems plaguing the Arab world’s most populous nation since Mubarak’s ouster. Egypt’s benchmark EGX30 stock index dropped 9.59 percentage points Sunday in the first trading session since Morsi issued his decrees. The losses were among the biggest since the turbulent days and weeks immediately after Mubarak’s ouster in a popular uprising last year. The loss in the value of shares was estimated at close to $5 billion. The judiciary, the main target of the edicts, has pushed back, calling the decrees a power grab and an “assault” on the branch’s independence. Judges and prosecutors stayed away from many courts in Cairo and other cities on Sunday. But the nation’s highest judicial body, the Supreme Judiciary Council, watered down its opposition to the decrees on Sunday. It told judges and prosecutors to return to work and announced that its members would meet with Morsi on Monday to try to persuade him to restrict immunity to major state decisions like declaring war or martial law or breaking diplomatic relations with foreign nations. Morsi supporters insist that the measures were necessary to prevent the courts, which

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Worker cause of gas blast that injured 18 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The state fire marshal say a gas company worker responding to reports of a gas leak in western Massachusetts punctured a pipe that led to a massive explosion that injured 18 people. Authorities did not name the worker who caused the natural gas blast in Springfield, one of the largest cities in the northeastern New England

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In this Friday photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, President Mohammed Morsi speaks to supporters outside the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s official news agency says that the country’s highest body of judges has called the president’s recent decrees an “unprecedented assault on the independence of the judiciary and its rulings.” In a statement carried on MENA Saturday, the Supreme Judicial Council says they regret the declarations President Mohammed Morsi issued Thursday. already dissolved the elected lower house of parliament, from further holding up moves to stability by disbanding the assembly writing the new constitution, as judges were considering doing. Both the parliament and the constitutional

states. Friday’s explosion flattened a strip club, heavily damaged a day care centre and scattered debris over several blocks. Some officials called it a miracle that no one was killed. Most of the injured were among a group of gas workers, firefighters and police officers who ducked for cover behind a utility truck just before the blast.

More bodies found in northern Mexico CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The slain bodies of 19 people have been discovered in Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua, officials reported Sunday, including 11 apparently long-dead men found in mass graves

assembly are dominated by Islamists. Morsi accuses Mubarak loyalists in the judiciary of seeking to thwart the revolution’s goals and barred the judiciary from disbanding the constitutional assembly or parlia-

and eight others who were apparently tortured and killed in recent days. The state prosecutor’s office for missing people said 11 male bodies were found in Ejido Jesus Carranza, near the U.S. border about 25 miles (40 kilometres) southeast of Ciudad Juarez. The area of sand dunes is a popular spot for picnickers from Juarez, which is just across the border from El Paso, Texas. Officials say they apparently were buried two years ago at the height of battles between drug gangs seeking to control routes across the border. Federal statistics showed more than 3,000 people were killed that year in Ciudad Juarez, making it one of the most dangerous places on earth. Prosecutors also said Sunday that officials had found eight bodies tossed along a road near Rosales, about 120

ment’s upper house. Opposition activists, however, have been adamant since the crisis first erupted that they would not enter a dialogue with Morsi’s regime before the decrees are rescinded.

miles (200 kilometres) southwest of Ojinaga, Texas. The agency said the men apparently were kidnapped on Friday and were discovered on Saturday.

Structure collapses at Brazil fair killing one RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The official Agencia Brasil news agency reports that the collapse of a metal structure at an agricultural fair has killed a woman and injured three other people in Brazil. It says 64-year-old Adriana Ribeiro de Jesus died of a chest wound after the metal structure that served as the exit from the food court collapsed late Saturday during a burst of strong winds.


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