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Life on the street COUNT RESULTS SUGGEST NUMBER OF HOMELESS WOMEN IN CITY HIGHER THAN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s first point-in-time homeless count showed 32 per cent of the city’s homeless were women — higher than other jurisdictions. Nearly one in four homeless women also had children with them at the time of the count. The Red Deer Point in Time Homeless Count 2012 Final Report, released online on Monday, is based on survey results from Oct. 16, when 98 volunteers

canvassed outdoor areas between 7 p.m. and midnight. Surveys were also conducted at shelters, dropin centres and remand centres. “We didn’t have any baseline to go by so it’s all new information. It gives us some good data to work with,” said Roxana Nielsen-Stewart, program coordinator with the city, on Monday. The count is part of EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 5 Year Plan Towards Ending Homelessness. The count’s intent was to provide a snapshot of homelessness in the city. The plan promotes strategies to end homelessness

and create resources for those at risk. Rebekah McDermott, co-ordinator of the city’s EveryOne’s Home Leadership Model, said information gathered from the count will help to better understand the homeless sub-populations and the specific preventions, interventions and supports required. Future counts will be conducted every two years. An information session on the report’s results will be held on Tuesday for city council and service providers.

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Council nixes pitch for police review COUN. PAUL HARRIS WANTED CITY TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT RCMP BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Another lengthy and costly policing review has been avoided. By a vote of 8-1, city council defeated Coun. Paul Harris’ motion to undertake a review of the RCMP. Just over a year ago, council voted to keep the RCMP as opposed to switching to a municipal police force or a hybrid model. Harris wanted to ensure the policing model was as cost-ef- NOISE BYLAW fective and efficient as when DELAYED A2 council made the decision in October 2011. Harris said the RCMP will be asking for more officers in the upcoming operating budget deliberations, and he does not feel comfortable granting the requests without a clear idea of where the money will be used. “Sometimes things are a little political,” said Harris, after the decision. “And we do things for more than one reason. That motion also gave council the opportunity to express some of its frustrations that needed to be aired. I am not one of those people who let an elephant stay in the room that long to get the message out the RCMP to get on to those service levels and we need them soon to let our public know what to expect.” City administration is currently working with the RCMP to develop its service delivery standards. The report is expected to be before council in March. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said it wasn’t too long ago they went through a lengthy review and it is too soon to make any sort of changes. She would rather see the energy and time put into establishing the service level standards. “I’m assuming in the management of that contract we are testing some of those assumptions and we are still monitoring that it is still good value,” said Jefferies. “It’s too soon. And it’s important to send a message to our RCMP that we want them to be our service provider. We made that decision a year ago. We are confident in the service they can provide. We are going to work with them to match our community needs. Working together to meet those community needs should be priority one.” Coun. Lynne Mulder echoed her thoughts, saying council made a $150,000 decision that they need to live with and the community would not support another review. Red Deer City RCMP Supt. Warren Dosko said the concerns were valid and hopefully council’s angst will help move the process ahead quickly. “We will be certainly be working with city administration to fine tune the research we are doing to bring forward some options,” said Dosko.

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Hundreds of people, young and old, lined the tracks in Lacombe on Monday to see the CP Holiday Train roll into the city. Lit with thousands of LED lights and bringing Christmas cheer as it crosses the country, the CP Rail Holiday Train is helping to collect donations for community food banks as it makes daily stops. The train will be back again in Central Alberta on Wednesday when it makes a stop in Red Deer at the CP yards at 6867 Edgar Industrial Drive. This year Doc Walker is performing on the stage at each stop. Since 1999, the Holiday Train program has raised close to $6.4 million and about 1.8 million kilograms of food for North American food banks. See related video at

Ponoka eyes bylaw to limit hours for liquor stores, pawnshops MODELLED ON BYLAW PASSED BY WETASKIWIN BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF Ponoka may limit sales hours for liquor stores and pawn shops. Council passed first reading of a bylaw at its Nov. 27 meeting to restrict liquor store sales and hotel liquor off-sales to 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Liquor delivery would end at 10:30 p.m. Pawnshops would be restricted to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., under the proposed bylaw. The bylaw is modelled on one in Wetaskiwin that has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2010. In a memo to council, chief administrative officer Brad Watson and protective services director Ted Dillon say Ponoka has experienced “possible spinoff” from Wetaskiwin’s bylaw in that “patrons are now visiting the neighbouring communities whose business hours match their needs” and “RCMP have expressed a concern that this may be happening in this area.” Unfounded rumours of a new liquor store with hours to 2 a.m. also spurred the bylaw. “Rumour mongers got busy and so this council said let’s be proactive, let’s talk to the public and



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ask: Are there issues?” said Watson. Staff Sgt. Cameron Chisholm of Ponoka RCMP declined to comment until an as-yet scheduled January public meeting. “I’m not requesting this willy nilly. We have information composed of statistics and anecdotal evidence. It’s there for a reason,” Chisholm said. Ponoka Coun. Doug Gill said at meetings with Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission officials in 2010 and 2011, some liquor store owners “said they could close by 10 p.m.” He hopes the bylaw will make Ponoka a more “safe and caring community.” Watson said the January meeting will “bring in not only the RCMP, but others in the community with influence on this: the hospital, Family and Community Support Services, the medical profession.” Jim Hamilton, owner of Hammys Spirits, called the bylaw a mistake, saying council has no place in business affairs. “It’s strictly a philosophical objection. Council has been lambasted over the years for not being probusiness and this is anti-business.”

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Noise bylaw delayed six months BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Souped up cars, trucks and motorcycles will continue to rev through neighbourhoods while city staff continues to explore all options to muffle the noise. The noisy vehicle issue first came before council three years ago when Coun. Cindy Jefferies along with two former councillors asked administration to review its policy concerning vehicle noise because of complaints from residents. The city looked to Edmonton where technology is used to measure the decibel level of motorcycles. And since that time Calgary is set up to use a $112,000 “noise snare,” technology with a broader scope of detection for all vehicles. On Monday night, council directed city staff to take another six months to research all options but it wasn’t without reservations. Councillors expressed concern about how long it is taking to resolve this issue. Council asked staff to prepare a one-page report outlining what has been done to date. The outline will be emailed to city council. Jefferies said they are looking at the situation as an enforcement issue and that they should switch their attentions to education and awareness. Mayor Morris Flewwelling, however, said he would be concerned the education would fall to the converted but he hopes this action signals council has not been sitting idle. “This has gone on for way too long,” said Coun. Buck Buchanan. “I do have some concerns we are hanging our hats on this snare without really knowing what’s really out there.” A report with recommendations will be on council agenda in six months. In other council news: ● Red Deer voters may soon be casting ballots in a ward system. Councillors Chris Stephan, Frank Wong and Buck Buchanan put forward a motion to explore implementing a municipal ward system. The councillors ask the matter be decided by the public in a plebiscite in the next municipal election. The motion will be up for discussion at the Jan. 21, 2013, council meeting.

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REPORT: Key findings Other key findings in the report: ● 279 homeless people were found the night of the count. ● 33 was the median age. ● 27 per cent had been homeless for longer than a year. ● 62 per cent called Red Deer their home and only three per cent were recent immigrants to Canada. ● Two-thirds of homeless were unsheltered — either spending the night on the street, in parks, alleyways, squatting or couch surfing. ● Shelters were operating at 87 per cent of capacity the night of the count, but those with space were for specific designated sub-populations. ● 56 per cent of homeless reported a mental illness. ● Nearly three out of four homeless reported an addiction. ● Three in five homeless had been to the emergency department in the past year, indicating the heavy strain homelessness causes to the health care system. ● 62.5 per cent of homeless families were fleeing domestic abuse or conflict. ● 50 per cent of homeless youth, aged 24 and under, were female.

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Ecole Camille J. Larouge School Grade 6 teacher Evelyn Leger and students Sydney Simenson, left, and Makayla Bernier look over some of the 240 handmade nativity models made by the Grade 6 class at the school. On Monday, Sacred Heart Church pastor Martin Carroll attended a ceremony at the school with the students to bless the nativities before they were to be distributed to neighbours close to the school. This marks the second gift project to the homeowners in the neighborhood. In the spring of this year, sunflower seedlings were distributed to the community.

Alberta home levelled by blast, punctured gas line blamed BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SHERWOOD PARK — It’s believed a punctured gas line is to blame for a blast that destroyed a home in Sherwood Park. Emergency crews were called to the home on Monday morning. It’s believed workers had struck a gas line in the ● 25 per cent of homeless reported having a job but were unable to afford housing, which suggests the cost of housing is unaffordable even to those who have a job. ● 45 per cent of homeless youth reported family break-downs, abuse or conflict. ● 44 per cent of homeless were aboriginal (aboriginals make up just 4.4 per cent of overall city residents). ● Aboriginal people were homeless more than three times longer than non-aboriginals. The median length of time an aboriginal is homeless is 300 days in Red Deer, compared to 90 days for a non-aboriginal. ● 5.7 per cent of homeless previously served in the Canadian Forces. Fewer than two per cent of all Canadians are veterans, so this number is disproportionately high.

basement during renovations. Luckily, the workers realized what had happened and the home was evacuated before the gas ignited. It’s possible homes on either side of the affected house may have also sustained structural damage by the blast. Fire crews are expected to remain on the scene into the night to douse hotspots. merce vice-president, said the chamber will discuss the bylaw at its next meeting on Dec. 18. Wetaskiwin Mayor Bill Elliot said his city’s bylaw works. “According to the RCMP, hospital emergency ward and emergency services, they’ve seen a difference,” he said, adding that Wetaskiwin Victim Services also reports fewer family violence incidents. Wetaskiwin RCMP prompted the bylaw in 2009 when it said 75 per cent of calls came after 11 p.m. and 75 per cent of those were alcohol-related. Eliot said liquor store owners fretted about losing money. Yet since the bylaw’s passage, two more stores have opened. “People plan around it, that’s all.” Ponoka has six liquor stores, including a new Liquor Depot that opened last week and two off-sales locations. There is one pawn shop in the town.

BYLAW: Chamber will POLICE: Valid concerns discuss it at next meeting He and his staff have experienced no problems with patrons who are drunk or loitering during later hours. “We get customers who come in after 10 p.m. and they are people who appreciate it.” Hamilton, who is also a Ponoka Chamber of Com-

“They are very valid concerns. It’s part of the process we are working through to establish what those service levels look like. That’s a critical piece in determining what the police force looks like in the future. It needs to start with making sure the expectations are laid out and the resources are there to commit to what the expectations are.”

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Docs played favourites at clinic: manager BY DEAN BENNETT THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A manager of urgent care at a southern Alberta clinic says there were times when doctors would push to have family and favourites moved to the head of the line. It was left to triage nurses to stand up to doctors and make sure the most injured patients were seen first, Don Christensen testified Monday at an inquiry into preferential access in the province’s health care. Christensen is a supervisor at Calgary’s Sheldon Chumir Centre which treats acute but not lifethreatening injuries such as broken bones. He told inquiry head John Vertes that occasionally doctors from other clinics would visit with their sick or injured children in tow. “They would bring them in and they would sort of present themselves to triage and just say, ’If you make me a chart, I’ll just go back and I’ll talk to whoever’s working.’ “The triage nurse was very clear: ‘No, if you want your children to be seen here you’ll follow due process.�’ Christensen said there were other problems with a physician who worked at the clinic but also worked at a private clinic that provided “Cadillac medicine� to select patients. Those patients were guaranteed around-the-clock access to a doctor, who one day notified the triage nurse at the Chumir Centre that a couple of his private care patients were in the waiting room.

“He told (the front desk) just to send the patients back to him. Triage blocked that, so the preferential access did not happen, even though the physician had requested it.� That doctor has since left the clinic for unrelated reasons, Christensen said. Vertes has been hearing testimony for over a week at a $10-million inquiry called by Premier Alison Redford. The hearing stemmed from a memo circulated in 2009 by Stephen Duckett, who was then the chief executive officer of Alberta Health Services. The memo referred to concerns that VIPs or politicians were getting preferential care or jumping the health-care queue for nonmedical reasons. Kathy Taylor, who ran the emergency ward at Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Hospital, said she saw the memo but pushed it to the bottom of her priority list. Taylor told the inquiry that in 2009 there were much bigger problems with overcrowding in emergency wards and staff no longer willing to put up with the stress. “Preferential treatment was so far from our world,� said Taylor. “We were struggling. We were having nurses who wouldn’t work anymore in emergency. We had no staff. Physicians didn’t want to work. “It (queue-jumping) was something I wasn’t seeing because I was trying to get in (to treatment) the person that wasn’t breathing.� The Health Quality Council, in a report issued earlier this year, said the system was struggling at


COUNCIL: Other business � Home owners may face an additional charge on their electricity bill starting in 2013. Jim Jorgensen, manager of the city’s Electric Light and Power department, said the variable rate rider charge is in response to the increasing costs and would allow the city to recover the costs. The request will come back to council for discussion and third reading on Jan. 21, 2013. � Council unanimously defeated first reading of the Waskasoo neighbourhood area structure plan that would have allowed development of 16 singlefamily dwellings along 45th Avenue and three more on 59th Street. Council did not feel it was the right move without an area redevelopment plan (ARP) in place reflecting the vision of the community. Chinook’s Edge School Division which owns the River Glen School property wanted to build on the site to earn revenue for capital projects. “We’re not comfortable just leaving it sit,� said board chairperson Colleen Butler. “This is a capital asset for us. We have many capital projects that we need to work on. We are going to look at ways to move forward. We are very disappointed with the decision.� Work on the area redevelopment plan would only get underway after the West Park and Railyards ARP plans are completed sometime in mid-2013. � Residents will cast their ballots to elect the

that time. Patients waited long hours in emergency rooms in part because acute care beds were being taken by patients who had nowhere else to go. Taylor said there was the occasional patient who was pushed to the head of the line — such as an international traveller who had become ill on a plane and needed to get checked out quickly before catching another flight. “(But) for someone to come in and say, ‘I’m so and so and I want to be seen right now’ — that we never see. And a triage nurse wouldn’t be affected by that.� Taylor said a prominent Alberta politician — whom she didn’t name — was in her emergency ward earlier this year and waited in line just like everyone else. She said that in her five years in emergency at the Peter Lougheed, she never saw favouritism push a patient. There were a lot of people complaining about long waits in 2009, she acknowledged, but she added those concerns have tapered off. “In the last two years I haven’t even had those complaints about wait times.� The inquiry continues Tuesday with testimony from former Alberta health minister Ron Liepert and former health executive Lynn Redford, who is the premier’s sister. The Opposition Wildrose party had urged Lynn Redford be called as a witness after Liepert once told the legislature that she was a go-to person in Calgary for those who needed help navigating the health system.

next city council and mayor on Oct. 21, 2013, the third Monday in October. City council passed the 2013 Election bylaw. The city is using the theme, Make This Election Yours, while encouraging residents to vote. The nomination day is Sept. 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact the city’s Legislative Services department for the 2013 Candidate Handbook. The bylaw will have to be amended in light of the province’s recent changes to the election laws. � Changes to Red Deer’s Smoke Free bylaw was put on the backburner to allow administration time to ensure all bases are covered in the bylaw. Earlier this year the city received requests to expand the bylaw to protect children at places they frequent like playgrounds, parks and outdoor spaces. The item is back on the agenda on Jan. 21, 2013. � The Red Deer Downtown Business Association welcomed Luscas Ford of Classic Tattoo Co., Rolland Forsland of Dose Coffee & Love and Sheena Johnson of the Bra Lounge to the board of the directors. Council ratified the appointments on Monday. The new members will serve from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015. The executive will be appointed by the Board of Directors at the first meeting in January. � Twenty bylaws including acceptance of faxed documents, plugged sewers and use of water well were scrapped as part of council’s efforts to implement a new governance policy framework. The majority of the policies were approved in the late 1990s and have not been reviewed or updated since their approval. Deletion of the bylaws pose no gaps or risks in policy, says city administration.


BRIEF Government, doctors, agree to resume negotiations on new contract CALGARY — The Alberta government and doctors are going back to the bargaining table. Health Minister Fred Horne and Alberta Medical Association president Michael Guiffre (jew-free) today announced on an open line radio show (Rutherford-CHQR-CHED) that they have agreed to resume talks. Guiffre says the province has agreed to the doctors’ demand to have a settlement imposed last month withdrawn. Horne says the imposed settlement — which was four years and $463 million — was meant to be the province’s plan if a negotiated deal could not be reached. A facilitator will help the two sides reach a plan to deal with outstanding issues.

Charges laid in death of Good Samaritan EDMONTON — Charges have been laid in the death of a Good Samaritan killed by a hit-and-run driver last summer. Andrew Green, 46, had recently moved to Edmonton from Toronto when he saw a stranded motorist on the Anthony Henday freeway. He pulled over, and while trying to help, was struck by a passing car. Kieran Porter, 35, of Edmonton has been charged with hit and run, careless driving and fleeing the scene of a crash resulting in death.





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’Tis the season of giving Christmas is about hope. It doesn’t matter what one’s beliefs are — anyone can draw something positive, something special from the story of Christmas. It’s about believing that something good is going to happen. And all indications are, Central Alberta is fully engaged in that very idea. MARY-ANN As so many BARR are drawn into the blizzard of Christmas activities, from church to concerts to shopping to entertaining, they are fortunate to have abundance, good


health, loving families and friends. And they are asked, amidst that good fortune, to share a bit of it. This time of year, there are many ways to do that. The season brings with it the Festival of Trees, Charity Checkstops, Sally Ann kettles, hampers and Adopt-AFamily, food donations at events like the Westerner’s Christmas bazaar, Christmas Bureau gifts, toy donations to cover parking tickets, and more. Each of these has a similar goal — to help those in need, whether they be sick, poor, alone or temporarily down on their luck. Many people have had a helping hand that enabled them to move on to better things. But it’s not always just about trying to move people forward. Sometimes it’s just about some very basic things — like seeing that people don’t go hungry because they had to spend more on heating during the winter, or seeing

kids break into a big smile and the relief on a single parent’s face that her or his children will have some Christmas joy. If that helping hand turns into a magical success story, great. But if not, then just giving unconditionally to help someone out is fine, too. In fact, one could argue that the act of giving without receiving any recognition at all is true charity. In this special time when faith, hope and charity are expressed, those who can are asked to give a tittle more. It’s not an obligation. It’s an opportunity to remember that hard times can hit anyone — most of us are never completely immune from the poverty cliff. And we make our lives richer through showing compassion for others. So when Central Albertans are called upon to give at this time of year, they tend to do so without hesitation. The figures will continue to be tal-

lied as December moves along. But so far, we’ve seen things like the Red Deer charity Checkstop raise $23,000 (a healthy increase over last year), and $46,000 in cash donated via the Stuff A Bus campaign for the food bank. Hundreds of thousands will have been raised for the regional hospital foundation, via the Festival of Trees. The Salvation Army, which distributes hampers to families, is seeing a steady number of applications, more than 120 so far. The Red Deer Food Bank fed 2,100 people, including children, last month. There’s always a need, not just at Christmas. Fortunately, people always seem to respond accordingly. Giving is a reflection of a caring community. Good on you Central Alberta. Mary-Ann Barr is the Advocate’s assistant city editor. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 403-314-4332.


Wildrose doesn’t rise above Tories Re: Harsh spotlight shines on Tories (Advocate, Dec. 4) As almost everyone in Alberta has, Jim Sutherland has clearly picked a side on the ongoing melodrama that is our provincial legislature. Unfortunately, Mr. Sutherland has failed to give the voter in Alberta credit for selecting the party they thought would best serve the province. While there is fact to his column, he has managed to rationalize them to some degree. Mr. Sutherland suggests that the voting public were distracted from real election issues because the Wildrose Party had two unelectable candidates who the Tories exploited to strike fear into the hearts of the voting public. While he isn’t totally wrong, he has failed to mention that the most damning action of the Wildrose Party was the lack of action by their leader. The province witnessed Danielle Smith fail to make her first not-so-tough decision as a leader by supporting two people as candidates who were against just about everything this province stands for. She did not do the right thing, which would have been to separate those people from the party as swiftly as humanly possible. Such a lack of action suggested that there would be a place at the Wildrose table that type of person. It was on her, it wasn’t on the voting public. Secondly, Mr. Sutherland, by his own exclusion, has not identified the Wildrose platform that suggested our health-care system would be compromised by adding Ralph Klein’s third way. The voting public suspects that the third way is merely a way of making queue jumping the right of the wealthy. Although we are a right-wing bastion in Canada, Albertans have made it clear we are about public access to health, and Ms. Smith failed to grasp that. And, of course, the most important fact is that the Wildrose and Tory head-banging is nothing more than inter-party fighting. A goodly number of the Wildrose strong were in the Tory government when the current mudpies they are slinging were made. A goodly number of the current Wildrose Party were members in influential positions in Tory blue when law firms were selected and expense accounts were run up. A good deal of the bullying, cronyism and incompetence, the rock upon which they built their platform, occurred when they were Tories and lead by their iconic mentor, King Ralph. Law firms often commit to political parties, and they receive contracts and appointments based on their political stripe. There will already be a bunch of Alberta law firms who are playing the Wildrose futures card, and will expect to be rewarded when the time comes. That is the way politics work and the Wildrose Party will be no different. If paying off the deficit in record time was not the priority of the previous Klein government, we likely wouldn’t be left so far behind on infrastructure, and expensive decisions that reflect the needs of our growing population. We also may find ourselves about to pay for the years of angry firewall talk as we see the Americans discover new oilfields and we will need Canadians to assist us on moving our product. Ms. Smith has done nothing to show a willingness to co-operate with the other members of this great nation. And the thing that hurts most is that I appear to be defending a Tory government. I am not and never will be a Tory. But the Wildrose is just the angry, disorganized, wing of the Tory party. If we are going to see change, we have to go in another direction. Ian McLean Sylvan Lake

Good news: people really do care Money woes abound: while the NHL is undergoing (or undertaking?) a strike (or lockout, depending upon which week we’re referring to), the Toronto Maple Leafs has a collective price tag (are they on your Christmas wish list?) of — how much? A billion dollars? The Americans’ home country has had many upsets and negative events: consider Hurricane Sandy (whose actual damages and costs are unfathomable); consider the recession that began long before the re-

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cent presidential election and continues even now; consider the ‘same recent presidential election’ that set the political parties (aka, voters?) back milli-billions more dollars; consider that country’s offering of $550-plus-multiple-zeroes directed toward one (or maybe a few) individual(s) in that country’s lottery equivalent. It becomes so very garbled. But OK, that’s my tongue-in-cheek summary of North American newspaper headlines. Some of us, however, have much smaller budgets, which should constitute much smaller problems (but it doesn’t always work that way). They tend to dictate where we live and shop, what we eat, even which ‘luxuries’ we can indulge in (such as trying to decide who we can thank with small gifts, because some of us have disabilities that interrupt or limit many of our otherwise ‘good intentions’). Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks, or months, or years) that seem to push you further and further behind? So much so that even the purchase of even a lottery ticket seems downright stupid, because — well, chances of winning are so minute, and hope ran away a long time ago. On a recent afternoon, a friend and I had been lunching in Tim Hortons (the recently-renovated one at the west end of 67th Street), and we headed home to Bentley via Sylvan Lake. Until we indeed arrived in Sylvan, I didn’t realize that I’d left my wallet somewhere; and yes, Timmie’s was the last place I remembered carrying it. Along with my driver’s licence, bank ATM card, my health care card from Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped, and a few personal photos, etc., I had $120 in that wallet. That was the cash that I’d collected after selling an appliance ‘accessory’ the day before. And so I was certain that my 2012 Christmas shopping was finished before it ever started. Following a hasty phone call to Tim Hortons (“Yes, there are two wallets here”), we made an abrupt about-face to return to that restaurant. I was so hopeful that — yes, that one of those wallets could be mine, and even if the finder had ‘permanently borrowed’ the money within — the driver’s licence and health care card still remained. Another yes: it was my wallet, complete with its untidy collection of licence, health benefits card, photos, and — yes again — $120. With all of those squabbles people and businesses are presently having over how many millions/billions of dollars should be earned and/or given away in and by the economy’s ‘major leagues,’ still there was one very considerate and honest person in Red Deer that

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day: someone whose values set him or her far above the folk who control our country’s cash. He or she deserves a humungously-big “Thank you so much!!” for handing in my unopened wallet. And wouldn’t you know it? His or her name was Anonymous. (OK, so it might have been Santa in disguise.) But I surely hope I’m able to play it forward, regardless of the time of year or place of encounter. As Tiny Tim (his surname was likely Horton?) said, “Merry Christmas, every one!” Colleen McNaught Bentley

Stop easing path for petro industry Lorne Oja says unless we walk to the demonstration, we have no right to “grouse and grumble about oil’s side effects.” (‘Synthetic’ trees help carbon capture, Advocate, Friday Nov. 30, 2012). I’ve heard this ideology before from others. Oil-based travel and energy get huge subsidies from all levels of government. Our taxes are used to support them. Petro industries in Alberta get monstrous giveaways in the form of royalty holidays, so other income-earners have to make up the difference. Since the automobile, the SUV and the truck dominate so decisively, other ways of getting to protests, or the store or the doctor are poorly scheduled, inferior or too costly. Cheap petroleum distorts almost everything we do to such an extent we are hardly aware of it. If development of low-carbon or no-carbon energy got the subsidies and other supports the petro corporations get, many of our climate change issues would be much more simply solved or wouldn’t even exist. Synthetic trees and other techno-fixes that gobble up carbon-based energy would be merely peculiar if they weren’t so ominous. Environmentally-sound energy alternatives do exist. Citizens did not send sacks of letters or inboxes of emails requesting that our taxes be used for oil giveaways. “Hydrocarbons are going to be around for a long time,” as Mr. Oja says, because backroom lubrication of politicians by money will keep sliding petroleum industry interests forward just as surely as the oil itself lubricates our vehicles. Ken Collier Red Deer

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Chronic oil greater risk than tanker spill “mystery” spills, can be as large as tanker spills, Green agreed, but they occur in different regions and in smaller volumes, and therefore behave differently. The growing awareness of the problem has resulted in a call for increased surveillance and increased enforcement of laws that prevent ship-source discharges, he said. “So, yes, it is a problem. There’s absolutely no question it’s a problem: oil and birds are not a good combination,” Green said. But recreational boats, fishing vessels, urban runoff and sewage are sources of mystery oil, Green said, as well as natural seepage from offshore oil deposits in the Pacific. Authorized discharges are legally limited to an amount that does not have a significant impact on wildlife. Discharges above that amount are

illegal under the Canada Shipping Act, he said. “The project is going to fully comply with all regulation and laws. That is our firm expectation,” said John Carruthers, president of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines, one of nearly two dozen experts who will testify under oath at the hearings. But Tollefson pointed out that Enbridge has not disclosed all partners in the Northern Gateway project, and questioned whether the company can make that guarantee. “Is the difficulty that

we don’t know who the shippers will be and we don’t know whether they will follow the laws of Canada?” Tollefson said. “No. They’re required to follow the laws of Canada, whether it’s oil tankers or any ships of any (kind),” Carruthers said. Green pointed out that the 220 ships expected to transport oil from Kitimat would represent just three per cent of the ship traffic in the region. BC Parks lists more than 60 marine protected areas in the region, including the North Coast Fjords, Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance.

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and down the coast, so the threats to our commercial fishing fleet are huge. We’re a fishing town.” Janet Holder, vicepresident of western access for Enbridge Northern Gateway, said the plans could change for the project as they get more input from stakeholder groups during the hearings. “As we have those discussions, we have been continually evolving and I think you will see some evolvement before we ever get to a decision on this,” Holder said.



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Green said an assessment found there would not be significant effects on marine birds from routine operations. Jennifer Rice, a Prince Rupert city councillor and a campaigner for the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, presented Carruthers with a 40,000-signature petition. The city council has voted to oppose the pipeline proposal. “This is the central area of our commercial fishing fleet,” Rice said. “They fish in Douglas Channel. They fish all up

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Chronic, ship-source discharges of oily effluent pose a larger problem than large-scale catastrophic oil spills, lawyers for Nature Canada told the panel weighing the Northern Gateway pipeline. Chris Tollefson, lawyer for the non-profit conservation group, questioned a panel of company experts Monday — the opening day of the hearings in Prince Rupert, B.C. — about the company’s assessment of the project’s impacts on marine birds. Tollefson said the area that would be traversed by 220 oil tankers annually is home to hundreds of at-risk species, including the endangered marbled murrelet, great blue heron, horned grebe and black-footed albatross. “The literature says that the cumulative effects of chronic oiling on marine birds is greater than the impact of catastrophic oil spills. Would you agree that that’s what the literature says,” Tollefson asked Jeff Green, who was responsible for the project’s environmental assessment for Calgary-based Enbridge. Such chronic, or





THIS WEEKEND, ALBERTA’S PHYSICIANS WILL MEET TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE. THEIRS... AND YOURS. ON APRIL 23, 2012, THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA MISLED ALBERTA’S 11,000 PHYSICIANS, MEDICAL RESIDENTS AND MEDICAL STUDENTS A two day meeting in Edmonton December 14 and 15 will determine how Alberta’s doctors will deal with the Government of Alberta’s decision to renege on the Agreement-in-Principle signed on March 23, 2012, and Minister Fred Horne’s decision to walk away from the negotiating table on November 16 when he imposed his demands on Alberta’s physicians. Shortly BEFORE the April Provincial election, the Government of Alberta signed an Agreement-inPrinciple with the Alberta Medical Association to address a number of issues of critical importance to Alberta’s doctors, and thus Albertans themselves. The document was entitled: “Agreement-in-Principle to Achieve a New Physician Services Compensation Agreement” It covered nine specific areas including Length of Contract, Programs, Representation, Funding, Governance, Arbitration, Policy Decisions, and more. It committed both the Government and the AMA to:

Shortly AFTER the April election, the government rescinded their support for this agreement that they had signed, and pulled it off the table. The Government has now arbitrarily IMPOSED an agreement on Alberta’s Doctors that shuts down any negotiations until 2016.

What the Government of Alberta has done to Alberta’s Doctors is not leadership.

For more information and to see the entire signed Memorandum of Understanding, please go to and contact your Member of the Legislative Assembly toll free at 780-310-0000 or at

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‘Insider’ testifies in landmark tobacco case

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major Canadian tobacco manufacturers — Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd.; Rothmans, Benson & Hedges; and JTI-Macdonald. Wigand said he was hired in 1989 by Brown & Williamson, a U.S. firm that belonged the British American Tobacco empire as does the Montreal-based Imperial Tobacco, one of the trial defendants. He said that within a few months of joining the company, he became aware of the discrepancy between what was discussed internally and the message being conveyed to the public. While scientists even lower down the corporate ladder than himself were aware of the health risks, Wigand said companies would sow confusion in the public debate. Wigand said his company was clearly aware of the danger because he was recruited, in part, to create what he described as a less-harmful cigarette. But he said the public response to health concerns was to shift the blame by discrediting, undermining, criticizing and obfuscating scientific findings. “It was (about) how to keep the controversy alive, create not the admission of what was known but


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The credibility of a key witness in a legal bid to overturn Conservative victories in six closely contested ridings came under fire Monday as hearings began into allegations of voter-suppression tactics during the last federal election. Eight Canadians — supported by the left-leaning Council of Canadians — are challenging the results in those six ridings, alleging misleading or harassing phone calls kept some people from voting and may have affected the results. Central to the Federal Court case by eight applicants is a report by the firm of pollster Frank Graves, which he says shows signs of a targeted voter-suppression campaign aimed at non-Conservative voters during the May 2011 election. On Monday, Conservative party lawyer Arthur Hamilton grilled Graves, president of Ekos Research, over donations to the federal Liberals dating back to 2006, as well as inconsistencies in prior court affidavits submitted as part of the case. Graves is unfit to be an expert witness in the case, Hamilton argued. The Conservative party lawyer produced screen shots from the Elections Canada website showing three donations by Graves to former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and current party chief Bob Rae between 2006 and 2008. Graves, who had previously said he did not believe he had ever donated directly to Ignatieff or Rae, said his office recorded the cheques as donations to the party. “They’re modest amounts from six, seven years ago, and I honestly don’t recall. Nor do I understand the discrepancy for how they appear in our books and how they appear on Elections Canada,” he said. The six ridings in question are Vancouver Island North; Yukon; Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar; Elmwood-Transcona and Winnipeg South Centre in Manitoba; and Nipissing-Timiskaming in Ontario. The case is parallel to — and unsupported by — an ongoing Elections Canada investigation into fraudulent robocalls, stemming from complaints that have surfaced in 56 ridings across the country. While the misleading phone calls appeared to target non-Conservative voters, the Conservative party insists it had no involvement. A shadowy operative known only as “Pierre Poutine” is believed to be behind the calls. Elections Canada has not yet been able to find that person.

A famous former American tobacco executive, whose efforts were chronicled in the Hollywood movie “The Insider,” appeared Monday to testify at a landmark Canadian class-action trial. Dr. Jeffrey Wigand told the trial that as late as the 1990s tobacco companies used to intervene whenever possible to attack the public consensus about the health risks of smoking. He told the court that employees who worked in research and development were well aware of the effects of smoking, even as the industry sounded a reassuring tone in public. And when there were concerns about the kind of information making it into official company documents, Wigand said law firms hired by the tobacco companies would redact and re-write research documents to hide the truth about smoking. Wigand is testifying on behalf of plaintiffs in a landmark $27 billion lawsuit in Quebec, believed to be the biggest class-action suit ever seen in Canada. The case pits an estimated 1.8 million Quebecers against three

just to create friction,” Wigand said. “So the controversy was, ’It’s not addictive, it doesn’t the harm the user,”’ Wigand said, “when clearly the companies understood that, when used as intended, it kills the innocent bystander and addicts them in the process.” Wigand is known as the first and only major tobacco executive to turn whistleblower against the industry. His story was the subject of a 1999 film starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino. Testifying Monday, he said the influence of lawyers increased especially after a meeting of research and development people from across the BAT affiliates, held in Vancouver in 1989. Wigand is the latest in a parade of witnesses who have already appeared before the Quebec Superior Court since the class-action trial began last March, with former and current tobacco industry executives among them. It has taken 13 years to reach the trial phase. The trial stems from two cases that were filed in 1998, certified and consolidated in 2005 by Quebec Superior Court, and there were motions, delays and appeals before it got underway in 2012.







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MILLENNIAL WOMEN ARE CHANGING WHAT WORK LOOKS LIKE BY LAURA SESSIONS STEPP ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES WASHINGTON — Forget what you may think you know about our newest generation of working women. They are not the fretting, overstressed women we’ve been reading about for 20 or 30 years. They are as large or larger in number, better-educated, ambitious, optimistic and determined to enjoy a more well-rounded life than their mothers’ generations, according to polls from The Washington Post and Pew Research Center. They have high expectations for the quality of their work, moderately high hopes for how much they’ll be paid, and feel confident they can blend work and life, regardless of whether they have children. This is particularly true for those who are college-educated and have grown up in middle- or upper-income families. Katie Cristol, for example, a 27-year-old education consultant in Arlington, Va., says, “I have yet to meet a woman my age who would say, ‘I’ll be perfectly content staying at home raising children.’ We are defined by what we do.” She does much more in her life than work on education reform: She also takes classes in Latin dance fitness, yoga and resistance training, and enjoys time with her husband, Steve, and their Sheltie with the improbable name of Bear. One reason she’s able to do all this is that, like an increasing number of millennial women, she works from home. In Washington, 9 percent do so full time, slightly more than the national average. These women can talk business in the car while driving to dinner with friends or taking their children to day care. They are changing what work looks like, supported by technology that enhances their abilities to multitask and build, in a short time, professional and personal connections that last for years. There are 60 million millennials in America age 21 to 34, born roughly between 1978 and 1991, according to census figures. Half are women. These women appear to be buoyed by a stronger belief in their capabilities than many of their mothers enjoyed at their age. “Some people call it a sense of entitlement,” says Betsy Gressler, 50, who supervises a young staff for the Washington office of Blackbaud, an international software supplier for nonprofit organizations. “Sometimes there’s a layer of arrogance there, but mostly it’s a sense of confidence that I didn’t have.”

KATIE CRISTOL Virtual worker Katie Cristol sees her lawyer

husband, Steve Giballa, off to work one fall morning, then sits at the kitchen table in her apartment in a T-shirt and jeans. Spreading cream cheese on a bagel, she’s waiting for two back-to-back phone calls involving five colleagues, all of whom live in different states. Like Cristol, they work for Education First, a virtual consulting firm. Bagel consumed, Cristol steps into an adjoining room that serves as both office and spare bedroom. She sits down at a computer monitor nestled in a black, floor-toceiling bookcase and prepares for the first call. She and a company principal will share documents on their screens as they discuss how school districts evaluate student performance. Bear curls up on the floor to her right. Cristol always knew that she would have not only a job but also a career. In high school, she told Ronni: “Mom, I love you, but I’ll never stay home.” She laughs about that now that she is at home, working. The blurred lines between work and life that are characteristic of this generation can be difficult for their parents to understand and are not always clear to the young women and young men, either. Virtual work in particular raises questions. If your days are as long or short as you want them to be, how do you know when you’re done with your job? How do you keep from watching TV or taking a nap? “At first my mom found it hard to believe that I was working for a real organization,” Cristol says. “Mentally I don’t separate the two [life and work]. My job is my passion. I think of it when I get up in the morning and on the weekends.” She guesses she spends two and a half hours on the phone each working day and the rest of the time on email, reading and writing reports. She says she puts in 45 hours a week, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 or 6 p.m., although the night before our talk, she worked until 10:30. As she waits for the conference call, Cristol notes that she is working on a separate assignment for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “that could take all my time if I let it.” “I’m a little overscheduled, but that’s OK. What’s exciting is states coming together. . . . Even if it gets wonky, it matters. Kids in Arkansas should be held to the same standards as kids in Massachusetts. My job is my passion. Millennials want to be in a field where we feel passion.”

EMILY GOODSTEIN The warm workplace Emily Goodstein, Betsy Gressler’s employee, is a 29-yearold “client success manager” for

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Katie Cristol, 27, an education consultant, takes a break from work at her home in Arlington, Va. She does much more in her life than work on education reform: she takes classes in Latin dance fitness, yoga and resistance training, and enjoys time with her husband, Steve, and their Sheltie. She is among the millennial women who are changing what work looks like. the Charleston, S.C.-based Blackbaud, named by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 best small companies in America in 2010. One recent Monday afternoon, Goodstein took over a medium-size conference room at the sprawling Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Oxon Hill, Md. Her job was to moderate a panel called Out of the Box — Advocacy Superheroes, in which nonprofit workers discussed using software to attract and educate donors in tough economic times. This was Goodstein’s first public appearance for Blackbaud. She was hard to miss in a bold, black dress with white polka dots, cinched with a red belt. As she encouraged panelists to talk about their online fundraising experiences, she doled out tips to the audience on making websites more donor-friendly. She had asked a friend to tweet updates about the panel and checked her smartphone frequently for tweets and hashtags during her panel and throughout the day. A little over two years ago, Goodstein realized she was getting tired of working at a nonprofit women’s health organization where she had spent four years. As she puts it, “I had lost the Elvis.” She sought a professional coach to help her figure out what she wanted to do. The coach suggested she spend a week searching newspapers, magazines and the Internet for her dream job. She came up with an eclectic mix: social manager for Blue Bunny ice cream? Not on the East Coast. Zappos, the shoe discounter? Based in Nevada. Too far and she’d spend her whole paycheck on boots, she joked. A friend posted on Facebook a job opening at Convio, a computer software firm (purchased this year by Blackbaud). Goodstein was intrigued. She had graduated in sociology/human services from George Washington University in 2005 and had a soft spot for nonprofits.

She also knew that work schedules tended to be more flexible at technology companies. This was important, because she enjoyed several side pursuits: commercial photography, the board of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, her personal blog and collaboration on a cookbook, “Washington, D.C. Chef’s Table.” When she researched Convio online, she discovered that it had a Washington office. She looked to see who her manager would be and discovered that Gressler was Facebook friends with people she knew. Bingo! Gressler had hundreds of job applications, some from people with PhDs, but Goodstein possessed several traits that appealed to her. Goodstein was smart and collaborative. She belonged to a generation whose interest and money nonprofit organizations were eager to capture. Most important for work with nonprofits, she was a person who cared deeply. “I can teach systems and process, but I can’t train someone to care,” Gressler told me one morning at her office. “I wanted Emily even if she only stayed for a short time.” To keep her talented staff, Gressler does not make rigid time demands unless necessary. She doesn’t normally get upset when an employee comes in late or has to make a personal appointment. She also knows that millennials value working on teams in a friendly environment. When she hired Goodstein for a particular team, she told members, “It’s your responsibility to see that Emily does not fail.” One of the first things Goodstein told me was that the 15 people in her team — most of them ages 26 to 36 — take turns bringing fresh flowers into the office. Staff members also rotate responsibility for finding out where the neighborhood food trucks are parked in late morning.

“Mentally I don’t separate the two [life and work]. My job is my passion. I think of it when I get up in the morning and on the weekends.”

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Imagine your Hunt for mushrooms starts in December graduation day – over and over your life to the fullest. “We only have so much time. Don’t waste a moment of it. One day the sand in the hourglass will run out. Celebrate the fact that you use each moment wisely. Dan Millman, the athlete and motivator, once “Graduates, parents, family and said, ‘Death isn’t sad. The sad thing friends,” announced is most people don’t live the emcee, “Mr. Brick at all.’ Ward.” “To truly live, you Everyone applauded must own your life and and so did I. Approprihold yourself accountate or not, I chuckled able to every aspect of at the name. What kind it. Yes, I’m talking about of name was Brick? I self-responsibility. And was surprised when a that sense of uneasidistinguished-looking ness you feel about an man stepped up to the uncertain future — the podium. He took his one that tightens your glasses from their case stomach and keeps you and withdrew a piece awake at night — never of paper from his jacket really goes away. There pocket. He had a pleaswill always be questions MURRAY ing voice. He’d obviousof what if? FUHRER ly spoken before large “Am I making the groups before. I didn’t right choice? To make pay too much attention. peace with the “what I was perusing my notes ifs” you must ponder for the speech I would each decision and consoon be presenting as sequence carefully. class historian. My father gave me “Every choice has a consequence a nudge and motioned for me to pay — sometimes good, sometimes not attention to our guest speaker. so good. Own them all. Don’t foist Brick spoke about goal-setting the responsibility for your choices and the value of a good education. on someone else or play the victim He mentioned something about of circumstances. When you’re my using our talents wisely and how age — and you will be one day — the years would carry us along you’ll reflect back on your life and whether we made wise choices or discover that it was comprised of not. I should have listened more a series of choices — big ones and carefully but, at the time, I wasn’t seemingly inconsequential ones. too concerned. I was young. The fu“You want to know something? ture was some faraway place and I Nothing is truly inconsequential. was destined for greatness. It’s all important. Imagine you’re graduating high “You’re going to make mistakes. school all over again, only this time This is inevitable. Learn from your you’re the guest speaker at the com- mistakes and move on. Some people mencement. What would you say? are so afraid of making mistakes How would you begin? they choose to do nothing. Don’t be Here’s what I might say. one of those people. If you’re mak“Good evening graduates. If ing mistakes, it means you’re living. you’re sitting there thinking, ‘What You’re in the race and running. could his old guy possibly say that “The way to be happy is to like would be relevant to me,’ I encour- yourself and the way to like yourage you to listen carefully. If you self is to do only things that make think you’ve got life figured out, you proud of who you are. you’re wrong. “Never sacrifice your integrity. “You have much to learn. I’m Never do anything just for the monsure someone has told you that ey. Find the love in what you do. these are the best years of your life Love is expansive. Fear contracts. — well — that may be true but, for “Don’t be trapped by other peoyour sake, I hope it’s not. ple’s opinions, religions and criti“If you think that you’re entitled cisms. For every belief that is foistto something in this life, you’re not. ed upon you, ask yourself, ‘Can I If you think that someone should absolutely know this is true?’ bail you out of every tough situation “The choice is yours: to be a that you create, I hope they don’t. passive victim of circumstances or “Whatever dream, whatever no- an active participant in your life. tion you have in your mind right When faced with the choice, choose now about how your life is going to do something. Always choose acto unfold and what you’ll be doing, tion.” is likely incorrect or will require If that had been my commencemodification. ment speech, I may well have sat “And here’s the shocking news: it up and taken notice — or not. But doesn’t matter how beautiful, hand- the truth is it’s never too late to some, smart, athletic, popular or graduate — never too late to begin unpopular you are — none of it is the journey anew. a guarantee of success or failure. American children’s author Your determination and your will- Dr. Theodor ‘Seuss’ Geisel once ingness to persevere despite the wrote, “Congratulations! Today is odds will likely be the deciding fac- your day. You’re off to great plactor. es! You’re off and away! You have “I have watched the least of my brains in your head. You have feet peers achieve tremendous personal in your shoes. You can steer yourand financial success. I watched self in any direction you choose. the ‘most likely to succeed‘ fail mis- You’re on your own. And you know erably. Former American president what you know. You are the guy Calvin Coolidge was right when he who’ll decide where to go.” said, ‘Nothing in this world can take In life, we have the opportunity the place of persistence.’ to graduate every day, and that pro“Nothing worthwhile is easy. I cess continues for a lifetime. Wrap read once that you can’t climb the your head around that notion and ladder of success with your hands it will truly make a difference in in your pockets. Dream big and your life. plan big. Step boldly into the fray. “Fall down but get back up Murray M. Fuhrer – The Self-Esagain. Laugh, love, cry, scream, teem Guy whisper, whimper — do it all. Live



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With holiday music filling the air and offers is pleasant. I don’t know which shoppers rushing home with their trea- mushrooms are magic, but it isn’t this one! sures, it only makes sense my thoughts Apparently traditional medicine men would turn to mushroom hunting. used to attempt to dodge death and get a As others sought out wrapping paper buzz by feeding this mushroom to their and turkey, I went down to our animals to remove some poison local bookstore and was deand then collecting and drinklighted to find a huge selection ing the animal’s urine. Good of books on mushrooms. grief. Maybe this could be a New Fortunately for humans (not Year’s resolution kind of thing. to mention poor Fido) we now Mushroom hunting is somehave alcohol to turn to for our thing I have wanted to be liquid poison needs. knowledgeable at for a long My own interest is strictly time now. culinary. I want to recreate Maybe 2013 will be the year my grandmother’s incredible I become wise in the ways of mushroom soup. But I don’t spores. Or maybe it will be the want to die in the process. year I die a horrible death. And so I have been studying SHANNON There is an old adage that my book of mushrooms, learnMCKINNON goes, “There are old mushroom ing about taking spore prints hunters and there are bold and how to spot poisonous posmushroom hunters; but there ers. are no old, bold mushroom The more I read, the more hunters.” fascinated I became until I finally set the I suppose if you were looking for a book down and looked out at the snow safe month to hunt wild mushrooms, you covered landscape in frustration. couldn’t do much better than this one. It would be a good five months and You’d have to be a special kind of unlucky probably more before I could even think to die of mushroom poisoning in Decem- of putting my newfound knowledge to the ber. test. When I was small, my grandmother and I got up and went to throw another log I used to gather mushrooms from the same on the fire, passing by my plant stand on corner of her lawn year after year. She my way. used them to make the best mushroom I have been growing my own winter soup I have ever had. greens and herbs; baby kale, spinach, aruSummer weekends at Grandma’s place gula, tom thumb lettuce, mesclun mix, were always filled with gardening, picking dill, sage, basil, rosemary, peppermint berries or harvesting vegetables. and parsley. In my mind, the wild mushroom patch As I walked past I gave the greenery an was merely an extension of her garden appreciative glance and something in the and I never questioned how she knew they wee dill patch caught my eye. were safe to eat. I wish I had asked more A mushroom! I had scooped the comquestions. post for the plant boxes from my own garFlipping through my recently acquired den this fall and it must have contained a mushroom book, I suspect they were field spore. mushrooms or for the Latin lovers AgariIt was only a single mushroom and cus capestris. barely big enough to make a serving of The only three mushrooms I can iden- soup for a gnat, but there it was. tify with any confidence are Shaggy Mane, A mushroom for the hunting! A mushGiant Puffball and Fly Agaric. While Shag- room in December! gy Mane and Giant Puffballs could never A flurry of enthusiastic study ensued be described as pretty (except as in pretty but before I could positively identify it the delicious), the Fly Agaric is drop-dead mushroom, well, the mushroom died. How gorgeous. ironic is that? Its rich red cap flecked with white looks Before it succumbed I took its picture as if it stepped right out of a fairy tale. both as proof of my December mushroom Unfortunately if you nibble on its drop- and in the hopes someone can help me dead gorgeous flesh you will drop dead identify it. yourself. If there isn’t room for it in the paper And if you don’t, you will wish you had. (and if you don’t see it that means there Mushroom poisoning is not pleasant. Ac- wasn’t!) and you think you might be able cording to my book foolish people some- to help, check it out on my website. times consider eating Fly Agaric hoping for a hallucinogenic holiday, but instead Shannon McKinnon is a humour columend up vacationing in the hospital. Or the nist from Northern BC. You can catch up on morgue. past columns by visiting www.shannonmckNothing about the trip this mushroom


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Who gets to decide when medical treatments are no longer worth pursuing and should be ended? The doctors? The patients? In the case of those who can’t speak for themselves, their surrogate decision makers? Is discontinuing care when doctors deem all hope of recovery is gone the equivalent of allowing a patient to die — or hastening a death? In the coming weeks, seven justices of the Supreme Court of Canada will be mulling over these questions and what the law says about them as they craft a judgment in a case entitled “Brian Cuthbertson, et al. versus Hassan Rasouli by his Litigation Guardian and Substitute Decision Maker, Parichehr Salasel.” The Ontario case was argued before the court Monday in a three-hour hearing. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin closed the proceedings by saying the court was reserving judgment. No hint was given as to how soon a decision will come. When it does, though, the Supreme Court’s ruling is expected to have a profound effect on how decisions are taken in end-of-life care cases across Canada. Parties throughout the health-care system and those who scrutinize how such decisions are made are relieved the country’s highest court is taking on this issue. They hope the court will not restrict itself to making a decision on the care of Hassan Rasouli, and whether Ontario courts were correct in their interpretation of how the province’s law pertains to his case. Rather, they are looking to the high court to interpret what the Canadian common law says about whether doctors and hospitals can be obliged to provide care they think is futile and not in a patient’s best interest. University of Toronto bioethicist Kerry Bowman, who has worked in the arena of end-of-life care for years, says he used to argue that a court was the wrong venue for this type of decision. “I don’t say that anymore because in fact, the difficulties with these kinds of cases repeatedly tell us that we really must have some clarity,” says Bowman, who is with the university’s Joint Centre for Bioethics. The case began with a medical tragedy that befell Rasouli, 60, just five months after he and his family immigrated to Canada from Iran in 2010. The retired engineer underwent surgery at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in early October of that year to remove a benign brain tumour. In the days after the operation, Rasouli developed an infection in his brain that destroyed tissue in multiple parts of the organ. For more than a year afterward, Rasouli was deemed to be in a persistent vegetative state. Earlier this year his condition was upgraded to minimally conscious. But his doctors do not believe Rasouli is on the road to recovery. Nor do they think he is suffering from the nightmarish condition known as locked in — where a person is conscious of what is going on around him or herself, but cannot move or speak to convey that fact. Rasouli has been tested by Dr. Adrian Owen, a neuroscientist at the University of Western Ontario who uses functional MRI scans to try to communicate with people in vegetative or minimally conscious states. Owen has reported that about 20 per cent of such patients have some cognitive function. And in a report on Rasouli, which may be presented to the court, Owen concludes that the patient is in a very low level minimally conscious state,

but is not, in his estimation, locked in. How this case comes to be one considered by the Supreme Court stems from the fact that Rasouli’s brain damage is so profound that his body doesn’t know it needs to breathe. For the past two years, he’s been on a ventilator, a machine that breathes for him. Two of his physicians, Dr. Brian Cuthbertson and Dr. Gordon Rubenfeld, believe it’s in Rasouli’s best interest to end his current treatment regime and switch to a program of palliative care. That would mean withholding feeding and hydration, their lawyers told the Supreme Court. (It is important to know that doctors don’t act alone in such circumstances. Hospitals and the professional bodies to which they belong — in this case the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons — have established protocols for coming to such decisions.) Some might feel that course of action would, under the law, be defined as actively hastening a death.

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Question: My daughter has a Immunity-boosting products solo in the school Christmas pro- could actually aggravate your gram, but I’m afraid she’s going to symptoms. get sick and miss the performance The old adage is true: There’s due to the fact that half the kids in no cure for the common cold. The her class have colds. best advice for your daughter Would an immunitywould probably be to boosting supplement wash her hands reguhelp? larly, drink plenty of Answer: Most of us liquids and get lots of have seen people at rest. the office downing vitaHere’s hoping that mins, zinc, ginseng and she’ll be happy and other concoctions in an healthy for her Christeffort to fight off a cold. mas solo! I turned to my Question: My ex-husfriends on Focus on the band and I divorced Family’s Physicians several years ago. Resource Council for Since that time, he has input on this question, turned his life around. JIM and they agreed that As a result, we’ve DALY trying to boost one’s imbeen dating again and mune system is largeI have a feeling he’s goly ineffective against ing to “pop the quescolds. tion” on New Year’s The runny nose and Eve. Do you think reother symptoms we marriage is a good idea experience with a cold are not in this case? caused by the virus, but by its Dr. Greg Smalley, executive dihost. rector of marriage and family forOur bodies naturally produce mation: a number of chemicals to fight In a day when divorce is rama cold, and those chemicals are pant and reconciliation is rare, a what cause the headaches, the story like yours is amazing. And drippy nose and other unpleasant so, yes, we do think that remareffects. riage is a good idea — provided According to Jennifer Acker- you can avoid the problems that man in her book Ah-Choo!: The led to your divorce in the first Uncommon Life of Your Common place. Cold (Twelve, 2010), a runny nose You say your ex-husband has and sinus headache are not signs “turned his life around,” which of a weakened immune system. suggests that the divorce was priRather, they’re evidence that your marily the result of his bad behavimmune system is already putting ior. up a good fight. It’s wonderful to hear that Trying to strengthen it with an his attitudes have been transover-the-counter concoction prob- formed, but this doesn’t mean you ably won’t work. shouldn’t proceed with caution.

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Patriots 42 Texans 14 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team. The Patriots rolled over Houston 42-14 on Monday night, stamping themselves once again as the team to fear in the AFC — and making the Texans look like pretenders. Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and 296 yards as New England manhandled the team with the league’s best record. The Patriots (10-3), who already own the AFC East title, won their seventh straight and moved one game behind the Texans (11-2) for the conference’s top seed. A matchup of the top two scoring teams in the league was a mismatch from the outset. It took take New England only one possession to start its scoring barrage as the Patriots surpassed their average of 35.8 points per game. Wes Welker’s 31-yard punt return and 25-yard reception — the 107th straight game he’s had a catch — led to Aaron Hernandez’s 7-yard score. That gave Brady 45 consecutive games with a TD pass, third longest in NFL history. It also set the tone. Houston, which had won six straight, threatened on its next series, only to have Matt Schaub force a ball into double coverage in the Patriots’ end zone. Devin McCourty picked it off and returned it 19 yards, setting up more pinpoint throws by Brady, who finished 21 of 35. He couldn’t miss if he tried,

The Edmonton Eskimos turned to one of their own to be their new general manager. The Eskimos have promoted Ed Hervey, a former longtime wide receiver with the CFL club, to the post. The 39-year-old Hervey was most recently Edmonton’s assistant GM. He takes over for Eric Tillman, who was fired by the CFL club last month. “I’m excited for the challenge, but I’m humbled by the opportunity,” Hervey said. “I want to make it very clear that this is not about me, this is about the Edmonton Eskimos, this is about our team, our organization, our direction. Our direction is simple: we want to win.” Hervey played eight seasons for the Eskimos, and was a CFL all-star in 2001 and 2003 and takes over a club that struggled offensively in 2012 and stumbled into the playoffs on a threegame losing streak. Edmonton finished last in the West Division, but finished with a better record than Hamilton and Winnipeg and crossed over into the East semifinal. He hopes some stability will bring a winning attitude back to a club that has won 13 Grey Cups. One of Hervey’s first actions as GM was to endorse current Eskimos coach Kavis Reed. “He is the guy. I believe in him,” Hervey said “I want to give him the opportunity to coach this football team without any side distractions. Just give him a department that can work well with him that’s efficient. I’ve had a chance to work with Kavis and he’s very good.”


● Senior high basketball: Sylvan Lake at Hunting Hills, Lacombe at Notre Dame, Innisfail at Lindsay Thurber, Wetaskiwin at Stettler, Camrose at Rocky Mountain House; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● Men’s basketball: Investors Group vs. Carstar, Bulldog Scrap Metal vs. Monstars, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber. AJHL: Drumheller at Olds, 7:30 p.m.


● WHL: Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.


● Midget AA hockey: Innisfail at Lacombe, 7 p.m.


● Senior high basketball: Notre Came Cougars Classic boys tournament. ● WHL: Victoria at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium.


New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) celebrates his interception with middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (55) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Monday. The Patriots went on to beat the Texans 42-14.

his receivers were so uncovered: Brandon Lloyd for 14 yards, Danny Woodhead for 18, Hernandez for 13, then Lloyd for the 37-yard TD to make it 14-0. Texans defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips could only shake his head in disgust at his players’ inability to challenge the Patriots. It got worse. At the end of a 70-yard drive helped by a 26-yard interference call on Danieal Manning, no Texans were lined up to Brady’s left in front of Hernandez. A quick snap, a quicker pass and the tight end waltzed into the end zone. New England was headed for its 20th successive home win in December, and its 21st straight victory in the second half of the schedule. Houston was headed back home wondering not only how it could measure up to a perennial championship contender in the future, but if it could hold off surging Indianapolis in the AFC South. The Texans have a two-game lead but face the Colts (9-4) on Sunday in Houston, then in the season finale at Indianapolis. Although the Texans have clinched at least a wild-card berth, they haven’t had a truly convincing win since October. This was a convincing defeat, however — although they got on the scoreboard in the third quarter with an 88-yard drive capped by Arian Foster’s 1-yard run. By then the Patriots had their fourth TD, a gorgeous 63-yard throw to Donte’ Stallworth, who was re-signed last week to replace injured Julian Edelman. It gave Brady his 18th game with at least four TD passes.

Sinclair named Lou Marsh Award winner SOCCER STAR NAMED CANADIAN ATHLETE OF YEAR BY MEDIA BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Women’s soccer sensation Christine Sinclair was named the winner of the 2012 Lou Marsh Award on Monday. The 29-year-old Sinclair led Canada to bronze at the London Olympics in spectacular fashion, scoring an Olympic-record six goals to win the Golden Boot. She recorded a hat trick in a 4-3 extra-time semifinal loss to the United States. The Burnaby, B.C., native had 23 goals and six assists on the year for Canada. “I’m just in shock,” Sinclair said on a conference call. “I can’t believe first of all, the year I’ve had and the year my teammates had. And then to have this continue on, it’s incredible, especially to have a female soccer player in Canada win this award.” The honour — decided by a panel of national sports editors, reporters and broadcasters — is given annually to Canada’s outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star. Other finalists for the Marsh award were speedskater Christine Nesbitt, trampolinist and Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan, figure skater Patrick Chan, cyclist Ryder Hesjedal and Calgary Stampeders running back

Jon Cornish. Sinclair was Canada’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremonies in London. According to the Canadian Soccer Association, Sinclair contributed to 65.9 per cent of her team’s scoring in 2012. She said head coach Jon Herdman deserves plenty of credit. “I know he brought back the passion and the love of the sport within me,” she said. “He had me believing that absolutely anything was possible as an individual soccer player and he’s the first coach in a long time that has had the veteran players on the team learning new things.” Sinclair’s 143 career international goals rank third all-time and second among active players behind American Abby Wambach (148). Sinclair was suspended four matches by FIFA, the sport’s governing body, for comments she made after Canada’s semifinal loss to the U.S. She was recently snubbed for FIFA’s women’s player of the year award. Wambach, American Alex Morgan and Brazil’s Marta were on the shortlist after a vote by national team coaches, captains and reporters. Sinclair has been on the shortlist six times in her career, but she has had an outstanding 2012 making this year her best shot at the Ballon d’Or.


Canadian soccer forward Christine Sinclair is the winner of the 2012 Lou Marsh Award. The 29-yearold Sinclair led Canada to bronze at the London Olympics in spectacular fashion, scoring an Olympicrecord six goals to win the Golden Boot.

NHL cancels games until end of December BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The biggest question now is whether the latest NHL lockout will result in a shortened season like 1994-95 or a scorched season like 2004-05. As the league cancelled the rest of its schedule through Dec. 30 on Monday afternoon, it brought one more reminder of how close the NHL and NHL Players’ Association are getting to a make-or-break moment. Even though commissioner Gary Bettman hasn’t set a drop dead date for saving this season, he does believe each team must play 48 games to make it legitimate. For that to happen, the puck will need to drop by about mid-January. “When it gets to the point where we can’t play a season with integrity, with a representative schedule, then we’ll be done,” Bettman said last week. “If you go back in history, in ’9495 I think we played 48 games. I can’t imagine wanting to play fewer than that.” The latest round of cancellations brought the NHL’s total to 526 regular-season games — or roughly 43 per cent of the schedule. The Jan. 1 Winter Classic at

Michigan Stadium and Jan. 27 all-star game in Columbus have also been wiped away. Neither the union nor league issued statements after the cancellations were announced. There had been hope as recently as last week that the lockout could be ended in time to drop the puck over the holidays, with one report suggesting the season might start on Christmas Day. Now the earliest that will happen is New Year’s Eve, which was already due to see 13 games played under the original schedule. Talks between the NHL and NHLPA broke down in dramatic fashion last week. They haven’t scheduled any further sessions, although both sides have expressed interest in returning to the bargaining table this week. There appeared to be hope the start of the 2012-13 season was imminent when NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr met reporters on Thursday night in New York after delivering a new proposal to the league. He claimed the sides had found agreement on virtually all of the key issues. However, Fehr later returned and said the NHL had

rejected the offer and pulled its own off the table. Despite that, the union leader continues to believe a deal isn’t very far off. “My comments from a couple of days ago stand on their own,” Fehr said Saturday after addressing the Canadian Auto Workers in Toronto. “I think we were very close.” Deputy commissioner Bill Daly laid out the three key areas where he felt they remained apart. As part of an offer of US$300 million in deferred payments and a 50-50 split of revenues, the owners wanted: ● a 10-year term for the CBA, with a reopener after eight years (the NHLPA offered eight years, with an option to opt out after Year 6). ● no compliance buyouts, which would allow teams to buy out contracts without being penalized by the salary cap. ● contract term limits of five years for free agents and seven years for a team’s own players, which Daly described as “the hill we will die on.” The NHLPA proposed an eight-year cap on contracts. After becoming the first North American sports league to cancel an entire season be-

cause of a labour dispute eight years ago, the NHL is trying to avoid doing it again. That round of negotiations stretched all the way into February and saw the sides contemplate making a deal that would save a 28-game schedule before Bettman eventually pulled the plug. All indications are that the scenario won’t be repeated. Instead, they’ll be looking at the timeframe established in 1995, when the lockout ended on Jan. 11 and the puck was dropped on Jan. 20. The regular season ran through May 3 and saw the Stanley Cup awarded on June 24 — thanks in part to sweeps in four of the last seven playoff series. The most recent NHL cancellations will ensure players are denied two more paycheques, which will bring the total they’ve missed to six. It’s proving to be a costly lockout for all involved. Progress was made in the last round of talks with Fehr and Bettman left on the sidelines and a new group of owners and players at the table. However, the leaders are likely to be back in the room when negotiations resume.




Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012


Central Division GP W LOTLSOL Calgary 30 20 7 1 2 Edmonton 31 19 7 2 3 Red Deer 33 19 11 2 1 Lethbridge 35 16 14 1 4 Medicine Hat 33 14 17 2 0 Kootenay 29 9 19 1 0

Pt 43 43 41 37 30 19

GF GA 99 83 102 80 93 92 116 107 108 116 71 104

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Kamloops 34 24 7 1 2 120 80 Kelowna 30 19 9 1 1 124 76 Victoria 30 16 13 0 1 87 99 Prince George 30 10 16 1 3 78 111 Vancouver 31 8 23 0 0 83 125

Pt 51 40 33 24 16

U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 31 25 5 1 0 144 67 51 Spokane 31 22 8 1 0 129 89 45 Tri-City 32 18 12 1 1 98 92 38 Seattle 31 16 14 1 0 105 115 33 Everett 34 12 20 0 2 86 126 26 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. Sunday’s results Kamloops 4 Vancouver 1 Portland 4 Tri-City 1 Saskatoon 7 Regina 0

Tuesday’s games Saskatoon at Brandon, 6 p.m. Kamloops at Calgary, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Prince George, 8 p.m. Victoria at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s games Kamloops at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Thursday’s game Prince Albert at Regina, 7 p.m.

Elson Ness Hamilton Bellerive Dumba

7 7 5 4 3 2 2 5 2 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

8 7 7 7 8 9 8 2 4 5 5 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 0

15 14 12 11 11 11 10 7 6 6 6 5 3 2 1 1 1 0 0

12 16 4 8 27 11 12 11 52 15 31 37 2 10 0 2 28 11 6

+/9 2 2 -2 -1

-2 -5 8 8 9 4 -3 5 5 -1 1 9 0 -5 -1 — -6 -7 —

Goaltenders MP GA SO GAA Svs Sv% 1554 61 2 2.35 819 .931 451 28 0 3.73 228 .891

WHL LEADERS Through Dec. 10 SCORING G Col.Smith, Kam 23 Lipon, Kam 22 Petan, Por 20 Leipsic, Por 21 Rattie, Por 19 Valk, MH 20 Bell, Kel 18 Shinkaruk, MH 19 Bozon, Kam 17 Fiddler, Spo 23 Lowry, SC 16 St. Croix, Edm 14 McNeill, PA 13

A 36 35 33 28 28 24 26 24 25 15 22 24 25

GOALTENDERS (Minimum 750 minutes played) W L O GAA Carruth, Por 13 2 0 1.69 Cheveldave, Kam 18 5 1 2.16 Driedger, Cal 16 6 1 2.29 Bartosak, RD 17 9 0 2.35 Laurikainen, SC 13 17 2 2.55

Monday’s results No Games Scheduled.

Red Deer Rebels Scoring GP G A Pts PIM 26 9 13 22 35 33 10 11 21 17 33 2 18 20 19 31 7 12 19 23 31 7 10 17 41

Bartosak Pouliot

33 31 10 23 30 33 33 17 30 26 28 29 11 19 16 9 17 23 28

P 59 57 53 49 47 44 44 43 42 38 38 38 38

SO 2 2 1 2 0

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Worcester 23 12 8 1 2 65 Providence 22 12 8 0 2 53 Manchester 24 11 10 2 1 68 Portland 23 11 10 1 1 72 St. John’s 24 11 12 0 1 58

GA 70 61 61 78 69

Pt 27 26 25 24 23

Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL Springfield 22 14 4 1 3 Bridgeport 23 11 11 0 1 Connecticut 23 10 11 2 0 Adirondack 23 10 12 1 0 Albany 20 7 8 0 5

GA 47 79 82 69 53

Pt 32 23 22 21 19

East Division W LOTLSOL GF GA 14 6 1 2 84 67 13 5 1 1 64 48

Pt 31 28

GP Syracuse 23 Binghamton 20

GF 79 72 69 59 44

W-B/Scranton 22 Hershey 24 Norfolk 22

13 11 10

7 12 12

1 1 0

1 65 55 0 64 70 0 63 68

WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Abbotsford 23 14 4 3 2 61 Toronto 23 13 9 0 1 76 Lake Erie 24 12 10 1 1 74 Rochester 21 10 9 2 0 69 Hamilton 20 8 10 1 1 42 Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL Grand Rapids 22 13 7 1 1 Rockford 25 13 11 0 1 Milwaukee 22 10 9 2 1 Chicago 22 10 9 2 1 Peoria 23 8 11 2 2

GF 74 81 63 58 53

GA 45 65 77 64 64 GA 62 76 67 66 80

28 23 20

Pt 33 27 26 22 18 Pt 28 27 23 23 20

South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 24 13 9 0 2 79 70 28 Houston 22 12 7 1 2 71 63 27 Texas 23 12 8 2 1 58 62 27 Okla. City 22 11 8 1 2 71 66 25 San Antonio 24 10 11 0 3 65 70 23 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. Sunday’s results Abbotsford 3 Toronto 2 Albany 1 Connecticut 0 Bridgeport 7 Syracuse 2 Grand Rapids 4 Rockford 2 Milwaukee 5 Charlotte 2 Peoria 3 Houston 2 Providence 3 Adirondack 2 (OT) San Antonio 3 Oklahoma City 2 Worcester 3 Manchester 2

Tuesday’s games San Antonio at Houston, 10:05 a.m. Hershey at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Bridgeport at Portland, 5 p.m. Abbotsford at Rochester, 5:05 p.m. Lake Erie at Hamilton, 5:30 p.m. Peoria at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.

EDMONTON — The owner of the Edmonton Oilers has asked to appear before city council on Wednesday. Mayor Stephen Mandel says he’s interested in what pharmacy billionaire Daryl Katz will have to say about the new arena he wants to build in downtown Edmonton with mostly taxpayer money. Mandel also says if Katz or officials from his company, the Katz Group, wants to appear in front of council, he or the others will have to do it in public. In October, city councillors voted unanimously to walk away from a deal to build the arena after the Katz Group asked for at least another $210 million from taxpayers to

build the arena. Negotiations have been ongoing for four years to build a new home to replace the 38-year-old Rexall Place. The deal had called for taxpayers and ticket-buyers paying to build the $475-million arena and surrounding infrastructure for a total cost of $700 million and rising, while the Oilers, in turn, would pay a $5.5-million annual lease for 35 years and another $10 million or so a year to operate the building. Katz would keep all profits from games, trade shows, concerts, and the like for 11 months of the year. He would also get naming rights for the building — worth about $3 million — and another $2 million in advertising from the city for 10 years.

RGIII has mild knee sprain, uncertain for next game BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ASHBURN, Va. — All the medical terms associated with Robert Griffin III’s knee injury can be boiled down to one simple message: It’s not too bad. Beyond that, there are still some very important unknowns. The NFL’s top-rated quarterback might or might not play Sunday when the Washington Redskins visit the Cleveland Browns. Coach Mike Shanahan, knowing full well that it makes the other team work extra to prepare for two quarterbacks, will no doubt wait as long as possible to publicly commit one way or the other to Griffin or fellow rookie Kirk Cousins. “Both of them will have a game plan,” Shanahan said Monday. The interior of Griffin’s right knee was the subject of intense scrutiny during Shanahan’s weekly news conference, when it was shown that


BRIEFS Dixon explodes for 65 in Carstar win Nathan Dixon exploded for 65 points as Carstar ran over the Rusty Chuckers 132-56 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association action Sunday. Taylor Armstrong added 22 points for the winners, while

an injury to a franchise player like RG3 can flummox even a seasoned coach. Shanahan initially said Griffin had a “strain of the ACL” before later correcting the diagnosis to a sprained LCL, with the coach stepping away from the podium to demonstrate the location of the ligament involved. The upshot: Griffin has a mild, or Grade 1, sprain of the lateral collateral ligament located on the outside of the knee, caused when he was hit by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata at the end of a 13-yard scramble late in regulation of the 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. “When I looked at it on film,” Shanahan said, “I thought it would be worse than it was.” The LCL is one of four ligaments in the knee. A Grade 1 sprain typically means the ligament is stretched or has some minor tears and usually doesn’t require surgery. the Chuckers got 20 from Kevin Buwalda and 14 from Jon Laybolt.

Amazons win battle with Warriors The Central Alberta Amazons got goals from Karley Holt, Kelsie Reed, Darci Kirkwood and Morgan Spooner in a 4-1 junior women’s hockey win over the Calgary Warriors Sunday at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. On Saturday — also at the Multiplex — the Amazons were defeated 6-0 by the Sherwood Park Steele.

26 25 25 25 24 24 23 23

GOALTENDERS (Minimum 500 minutes played) W L O GAA Taylor, Abb 5 4 1 1.69 Lehner, Bing 8 3 1 1.75 McElhinney, Spr 13 2 2 1.92 Zatkoff, WBS 10 6 0 2.00 Nilstorp, Tex 8 7 0 2.25 AJHL North Division GP W L OTL Spruce Grove 36 22 9 5 Grand Prairie 31 20 9 2 Bonnyville 35 18 11 6 Whitecourt 33 15 11 7 Drayton Valley 34 17 14 3 Fort McMurray 34 17 14 3 Sherwood Park 33 16 13 4 Lloydminster 34 9 19 6

GF 115 100 100 124 100 95 96 86

SO 2 1 5 3 2

GA 98 82 103 123 92 104 107 129

Pt 49 42 42 37 37 37 36 24

South Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pt Brooks 31 30 1 0 157 59 59 Okotoks 32 18 12 2 91 86 38 Camrose 33 17 13 3 87 86 37 Drumheller 32 16 14 2 99 92 34 Olds 34 15 17 2 105 114 32 Cal.Mustangs 35 12 18 5 106 129 29 Cal. Canucks 33 13 19 1 85 112 27 Canmore 30 10 16 4 78 108 24 Note: Two points for a win, one for an overtime loss.

Wednesday’s games Bonnyville at Sherwood Park, 7 p.m. Lloydminster at Drayton Valley, 7:30 p.m.

AHL LEADERS Through Dec. 10 SCORING G 11 14 12

A 21 16 14

P 32 30 26

Blackfalds Red Deer Airdrie Three Hills Mount’view Stettler Ponoka

Okotoks Coaldale Med Hat Strathmore Cochrane High River Banff

W 23 13 13 11 8 9 4

South Division L T OTL 2 1 0 5 2 1 7 0 2 12 1 0 9 3 0 13 0 1 14 2 1

GF 161 103 78 129 106 85 81

GA 64 73 78 79 125 89 176

Pts 32 29 27 23 18 13 2

GA 64 69 83 98 111 109 126

Pts 47 29 28 23 19 19 11

Alberta Midget League Chrysler Division W L T GF GA Pts Red Deer 12 3 5 65 32 29 Cal Royals 10 4 6 79 55 26 Cal Buffaloes 9 6 6 88 65 24 UFA 10 9 2 82 78 22 Lethbridge 8 10 3 52 81 19 Cal N’stars 7 13 2 78 92 16 Southeast 2 12 4 44 87 8

St. Albert Edm S’side Lloydminster Leduc Edm K of C Sher Park Edm CAC Gr Prairie Edm M’Leafs Fort Sask

Dodge Division W L T GF 14 4 4 82 11 4 6 91 10 5 6 64 10 7 4 92 10 8 3 65 6 7 8 66 8 10 3 65 4 11 5 60 4 12 4 57 3 14 3 48 Chinook League W L T OTL GF 9 1 0 0 58 5 2 0 1 31 5 5 0 0 40 3 7 0 0 37 1 7 0 0 22

GA Pts 44 32 66 28 54 26 63 24 59 23 60 20 83 19 86 13 90 12 88 9 GA Pts 22 18 30 11 40 10 58 6 38 2

Scoring GP G A Pts PIM Neiszner, Bent 10 9 5 14 2 Baumgartner, SL 9 7 6 13 20 Marshall, F Sask 8 6 6 12 4 Schneider, Bent 10 2 10 12 2 Austring, Bent 9 7 4 11 0 Middleton, SP 8 6 5 11 10 Auchenberg, SP 7 3 8 11 10 Stefanishion, Bent 9 9 1 10 23 Kordyban, F Sask 6 5 5 10 4 Knelsen, SL 10 4 6 10 4 Goaltenders (Minimum of 120 minutes) MP GA SO GAA Sv% Yonkman, Bent 364 11 0 1.81 .934 Koenig, Bent 152 6 0 2.37 .930 Lafontaine, Inn 173 9 0 3.10 .922 Kipling, Inn 180 11 0 3.67 .896 Grenier, FS 326 21 0 3.85 .898 Watt, FS 183 12 0 3.93 .874

Tuesday’s games Okotoks at Canmore, 7 p.m. Calgary Canucks at Brooks, 7 p.m. Grande Prairie at Whitecourt, 7:30 p.m. Drumheller at Olds, 7:30 p.m. Camrose at Calgary Mustangs, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday’s games Rochester at Lake Erie, 5 p.m. Hamilton at Chicago, 6 p.m.

Heritage Junior B North Division L T OTL GF 3 2 0 114 1 4 3 97 8 3 2 95 9 0 1 77 13 2 0 98 14 0 1 72 21 0 0 48

W 15 11 11 11 8 6 1

Bentley Innisfail For Sask Sylvan Lake Stony Plain

Monday’s results No Games Scheduled.

Wednesday’s games Hershey at St. John’s, 4 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Albany, 5 p.m. Worcester at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Binghamton at Syracuse, 5 p.m.

Thursday’s game Calgary Canucks at Okotoks, 7 p.m.


Heritage Lanes High scores Dec. 3-9 Monday 55+: Ray Clark 291 high singles; Clark 661 high triple. Monday Mixed: Daryl Derksen 277; Derksen 706. Tuesday Mixed: Sean MacDonald 356; Greg Gigliuk 760. Wednesday 55+: Diana Hamer 261; Lorne Fowler 612. Wednesday Mixed: Terry Ell 328; Ell 779. Thursday Morning Ladies: Chris Palm 281; Palm 666. Special Olympics Mixed: Franklin McLellan 261; Mike Reitmeier 412. Thursday Mixed: Mike Sabbe 272; Anthony Streit 666. Monday Scratch: Keith Baier 327; Shelby Chrest 1098 (four games). Sunday Fun League: Kurtis Pieper 260; Pieper 648. Youth Bowling of Canada (YBC) Bumpers: Jennika Wudkevich 98. Bowlasaurus: Sylis Gray 93. Peewees: Kedrixx Streit/Jorga Moyls 116; Jorja Moyls 224 (two games). Juniors: Cody Pratt 276; Pratt 772 (three games). Seniors: Alliey Kutynec 279; Brendan Innes 649 (three games).

Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOX—Claimed RHP Sandy Rosario off waivers from Oakland. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Keppinger on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with C Brayan Pena on a one-year contract. Designated LHP Matt Hoffman for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS—Named Marty Mason pitching coach, Tim Doherty hitting coach and Larry Bennese trainer of Rochester (IL); Chad Allen hitting coach and Chris Johnson trainer of New Britain (EL); Doug Mientkiewicz manager, Ivan Arteaga pitching coach and Alan Rail trainer of Fort Myers (FSL); Ryan Hedwall trainer of Cedar Rapids (MWL); Curtis Simondet trainer of Elizabethton (Appalachian); Chad Jackson minor league trainer and rehab co-ordinator; Erik Beiser minor league strength and conditioning co-ordinator; TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Named Pat Hentgen bullpen coach. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Ludwick on a two-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Re-signed RHP Jason Grilli to a two-year contract. American Association SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS—Sold the contract of RHP Kyle Mertins to the Baltimore Orioles. FOOTBALL ARIZONA CARDINALS—Placed C Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve. Claimed QB Brian Hoyer off waivers from Pittsburgh. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Announced quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will assume the duties of offensive co-ordinator. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed TE Brad Smelley from the practice squad. Released DL Ronnie Cameron. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Claimed WR Armon Binns off waivers from Cincinnati. Released CB Michael Coe. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed TE LaMark Brown to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Activated RB Brandon Bolden from the suspended list. NEW YORK JETS—Signed LB Joseph Dickson and WR Titus Ryan to the practice squad. Released DT Matt Hardison and WR Eddie McGee from the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Reinstated LB Rolando McClain from the reserve/suspended by club list. Signed CB Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. Released CB Ron Bartell and FB Owen Schmitt. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the remainder of the regular season following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Promoted assistant general manager Ed Hervey to general manager. HOCKEY COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Reassigned G Allen York from Evansville (ECHL) to Springfield (AHL). American Hockey League CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Recalled F Justin Shugg from Florida (ECHL). Reassigned F A.J. Jenks to Florida. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Returned F David Pacan to Cincinnati (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed LW Chris Collins to a professional tryout contract. Recalled LW Wade MacLeod from Evansville (ECHL). SOCCER FC DALLAS— Signed M Peter Luccin.

15 10 12 18 12 13 13 17

Sunday’s results Camrose 2 Drayton Valley 1 Drumheller 3 Bonnyville 1 Fort McMurray 6 Lloydminster 2

Oilers’ Katz to appear before Bowling Edmonton council this week BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

11 15 13 7 12 11 10 6

Saturday’s results Bonnyville 5 Calgary Canucks 1 Calgary Mustangs 8 Canmore 2 Brooks 5 Okotoks 2 Spruce Grove 3 Camrose 0 Sherwood Park 3 Grande Prairie 0 Drayton Valley 5 Drumheller 4 (OT) Fort McMurray 4 Lloydminster 2

Monday’s games No Games Scheduled.

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B.Schenn, Adk T.Johnson, Syr Atkinson, Spr Audy-Marchessault, Spr Bolduc, Por Niederreiter, Bri Holland, Nor Taffe, Her

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England 9 3 0 .750 430 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 245 Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 289 Miami 5 8 0 .385 240

Carolina PA 260 306 352 276

x-Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville

W 11 9 4 2

South L T 1 0 4 0 9 0 11 0

Pct .917 .692 .308 .154

PF 351 292 271 216

PA 221 329 386 359

Baltimore Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland

W 9 7 7 5

North L T 4 0 6 0 6 0 8 0

Pct .692 .538 .538 .385

PF 331 278 321 259

PA 273 264 280 272

y-Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

W 10 5 3 2

West L 3 8 10 11

Pct .769 .385 .231 .154

PF 375 292 248 195

PA 257 281 402 352

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 8 5 0 .615 373 Washington 7 6 0 .538 343 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 300 Philadelphia 4 9 0 .308 240

PA 270 329 314 341

y-Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans

W 11 6 5

T 0 0 0 0

South L T 2 0 7 0 8 0

Pct PF PA .846 337 259 .462 354 308 .385 348 379

4 W 9 8 7 4

Green Bay Chicago Minnesota Detroit

W San Francisco 9 Seattle 8 St. Louis 6 Arizona 4 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division


0 .308 265 312

North L T 4 0 5 0 6 0 9 0

Pct .692 .615 .538 .308

PF 323 308 283 320

PA 279 219 286 342

West L 3 5 6 9

Pct .731 .615 .500 .308

PF 316 300 236 186

PA 184 202 279 292

T 1 0 1 0

Week 14 Thursday’s Game Denver 26, Oakland 13 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 21, Chicago 14 Washington 31, Baltimore 28, OT Cleveland 30, Kansas City 7 San Diego 34, Pittsburgh 24 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 23 N.Y. Jets 17, Jacksonville 10 Carolina 30, Atlanta 20 Philadelphia 23, Tampa Bay 21 St. Louis 15, Buffalo 12 Dallas 20, Cincinnati 19 San Francisco 27, Miami 13 Seattle 58, Arizona 0 N.Y. Giants 52, New Orleans 27 Detroit 20 at Green Bay 27 Monday’s Game Houston at New England, 6:30 p.m. Week 15 Thursday, Dec. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:20 p.m.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 15 5 .750 — Brooklyn 11 8 .579 3 Philadelphia 12 9 .571 3 Boston 11 9 .550 4 Toronto 4 17 .190 11

Miami Atlanta Orlando Charlotte Washington

Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit Cleveland

Southeast Division W L Pct GB 14 5 .737 — 12 6 .667 1 8 12 .400 6 7 13 .350 7 2 15 .118 11 Central Division W L Pct 11 8 .579 10 9 .526 10 11 .476 7 16 .304 4 17 .190

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 — Utah 12 10 .545 5 Minnesota 9 9 .500 6 Denver 10 11 .476 7 Portland 8 12 .400 8

L.A. Clippers Golden State

1/2 1/2 1/2

1/2 1/2 1/2

9 7 7

12 .429 13 .350 15 .318

5 7 8


Monday’s Games Golden State 104, Charlotte 96 Philadelphia 104, Detroit 97 Miami 101, Atlanta 92 San Antonio 134, Houston 126, OT Dallas 119, Sacramento 96 Toronto at Portland, Late Tuesday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 5 p.m. New York at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

GB — 1 2 6 8

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 18 4 .818 — Memphis 14 4 .778 2 Dallas 11 10 .524 6 Houston 9 11 .450 8 New Orleans 5 14 .263 11

Pacific Division W L Pct 14 6 .700 14 7 .667

L.A. Lakers Sacramento Phoenix

1/2 1/2

Red Deer Rebels vs Calgary Hitmen

1/2 1/2 1/2

GB — 1/2

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Bleackley Millette Dieno Vasko Gaudet Fleury Maxwell Johnson Underwood Stockl McCoy Fafard Doetzel Thiel Pochuk Pouliot Boomgaarden Miller Bartosak


WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 33 21 10 0 2 119 95 Saskatoon 30 15 14 0 1 97 101 Moose Jaw 33 12 14 3 4 83 101 Swift Current 34 13 16 3 2 98 96 Brandon 32 11 17 2 2 89 131 Regina 33 11 18 2 2 84 127

B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012



Bigger isn’t always better, unless it involves the Olds Grizzlys. The Grizzlys have turned their season around with a few recent acquisitions and head coach/director of hockey operations Brett Hopfe is hopeful that his club is on track to becoming an Alberta Junior Hockey League contender. Hopfe’s crew is much improved since snapping an eight-game losing streak that stretched into midNovember and he attributes that partly to the addition of larger players with leadership qualities and varying degrees of skill. “Some of the moves we made here as of late have helped out. We wanted to get bigger and keep our skill set and I think that we’ve accomplished that,” said the Grizzlys bench boss, whose 15-17-2 club occupies fifth place in the eight-team South Division heading into tonight’s 7:30 p.m. with the visiting Drumheller Dragons. In the past month, Hopfe has traded for forwards Matt Marcinew, Damien Kulynych and JC Heck, as well as defenceman Marc Eremenko. The five-foot-nine Marcinew is the exception in regards to size, but the former Lloydminster Bobcat — acquired in return for Red Deer native Tanner Dunkle — is the Grizzlys’ second-leading scorer with 32 points (19-13) and has eight goals and 15 points in 12 games with Olds. Former Calgary Mustang Kulynych, at five-foot-11

and 200 pounds, brings power and offence (11-16-27), while the six-foot-one, 195-pound Heck — formerly of the Sherwood Park Crusaders — is an effective shift disturber with two goals and 36 penalty minutes in seven games with his new club. Eremenko, acquired from Port Alberni of the BCHL, is a six-foot-three, 195-pound stay-at-home defender. The new players have brought more than talent and physical attributes to the Grizzlys. They’ve also helped restore confidence to the Olds dressing room, although the club’s success has also played a big role in that regard. “The guys seem very excited just to be at the rink,” said Hopfe. “One thing we wanted to do is add character. A guy like JC Heck might not be the most skilled player out there but his first day here he became everyone’s best friend in the locker room. That goes a long ways. I can’t say enough about the guys that we’ve acquired . . . just their character and how much they’ve led our team in just a few short weeks. We’re very happy with those players.” The Grizzlys’ goaltending situation is in a better place than was the case earlier in the season. Olds native Ethan Jemieff has become as the club’s starter and owns a 3.25 goals-against average and .898 save percentage. “We’ve straightened some things out and we’ve made some moves on that side of things as well,” said Hopfe, who acquired back-up ‘tender Jake Tamagi in

High expectations for Nugent-Hopkins Hopkins was available for selection camp before the NHL’s announcement Monday that the cancellation of games has been extended to Dec. 30. “For Edmonton to allow us to work with Ryan, we’re very grateful that the Edmonton Oilers have allowed us access to Ryan-Nugent Hopkins,” Canadian coach Steve Spott said. “Ryan’s message has been very up front with us and that’s been he wants to be treated like every other player. We know the pressures that are


going to come because he is a world-class player. I can tell you as a coaching staff we’re going to treat him like a regular 19-year-old and ultimately put him in situations where he needs to be great.” Nugent-Hopkins was included on the camp roster announced a week earlier, but there was some question about the health of his shoulder, even though he’d been playing for the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons this season.

the Kulynych deal. “Ethan has played very well as of late. When you look back, once he took that (starter’s job) over he maybe had a bit of a slide, although I felt like we were giving up more opportunities during that time. Since we made a few moves to try to shake things up, he’s responded very well and has played very well.” Meanwhile, the Grizzlys are getting big years out of veteran forwards Brandon Clowes (21-17-38) and Dylan Hubbs (11-21-32) who sit seventh and 12th in league scoring, as well as the likes of Marcinew (10th in AJHL scoring), captain Bart Moran (8-19-27) and Spencer Dorowicz (10-14-24). The Grizzlys have to continue to focus on their consistency and work on their power play, said Hopfe. “We always have to work on playing 60 minutes, that’s a struggle in junior hockey in general,” said Hopfe. “We try to teach these guys to learn from their experiences. We had a game here a few weeks ago against Brooks (6-2 loss to the Bandits on Nov. 23) where we felt we outplayed them. But we took three or four minutes off and they scored five goals.” As for the team’s man-advantage play . . . “Our power play has struggled but when you look at the points our players are putting up without getting many power-play goals, it’s amazing,” said Hopfe. “Our power play hasn’t been horrible, it seems like we’re dominating sometimes but the puck is just not going in the net. “Once we figure that out and pucks start going in, we’re going to be a very dangerous team.”

MINOR HOCKEY Major bantam girls The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs split a pair of weekend home games, defeating the Spruce Grove Saints 4-2 Sunday after losing 4-2 Saturday to the Rocky Mountain Raiders. Skylar Colonna and Makaela Reay each scored twice in Sunday’s victory. Chiefs netminder Alexandra Galenzoski made 10 saves as Sutter Fund held a 45-12 advantage in shots. Andrea Anderson and Carly Wlad scored in the loss to the Raiders, who outshot their

hosts 38-22 and sealed the deal with an empty-net marker. Red Deer goaltender Christina Boulton made 34 saves. Bantam AA The Red Deer Steel Kings were fit to be tied during the weekend, playing to a 1-1 sawoff with the Foothills Bisons at Stavely and earning a 2-2 draw with host Cranbrook. Barrett Beaudoin scored against the Bisons, while Steel Kings netmnder Klayton Sanquist turned aside 26 shots. At Cranbrook, Zach Kungle and Devon Fankhanel notched short-handed goals for the Red Deer squad and Austin McLeod turned in a strong 38-save performance.

CALGARY — Once again, an NHL lockout is creating unexpected benefits for Canada’s junior hockey team. Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins arrived in Calgary on Monday for the junior team’s selection camp. He’s already played for Canada in the men’s world hockey championship this year, but the NHL lockout means the 19-year-old will get to play in the world junior championship for the first time in his career. That also occurred during the NHL lockout of 2004-05, when Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was named the most valuable player of the 2005 junior tournament in Grand Forks, N.D., after helping Canada win gold at the 2004 world championship in Prague. Nugent-Hopkins has a full NHL season behind him in which he was a $ finalist for the Calder Trophy that goes to the (1) league’s top rookie. The Oilers didn’t make him available to the Canadian team that won bronze at the 2012 world junior (2) (3) championship in Alberta. Now, two years after he was cut from Canada’s junior team at age 17, Nugent-Hopkins is expected to lead it into the tournaper month bi-weekly ment starting Dec. 26 in $ $ Ufa, Russia. “I’ve got to try to take on more of a leadership role this year,” NugentHopkins said Monday at the Calgary airport. per month per month bi-weekly bi-weekly “As a 17-year-old, I $ $ $ $ couldn’t come into camp and do that. I’m definitely going to try and take some experience from worlds and bring it to this camp (4) (5) here. “I feel like I’m a different person than I was a couple of years ago. 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WINTER VOICE Living Stones Church will present its annual Christmas concert, Winter Voice, on Thursday. The concert features the community choirs of Lisa Ward: Soliloquy, Ihana and It’s Time. Hear music that is ancient and modern, sacred and secular. Join the choirs in the singing of Christmas carols. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available from choir members or at the door. For more, go to www.dlwardmusic. com or email or call Richard Townell at 403-340-0050.

CANDY FACES AT CONE CASTLE Get in the Christmas spirit by having your little one get their face painted at the Cone Castle. The store at 5 Fir St. in Red Deer will have face painting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 15 for $5, of which half will go towards the food bank. Candy Faces will be on site for those two hours to provide the face painting. Until 6 p.m. on Saturday, people can stop by the store and donate a non-perishable item for the food bank or a new toy for the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. There will also be food, prizes and raffle tickets on Saturday. For those who are unable to stop by on Saturday, but want to donate, dropoffs can be done seven days a week between 1 and 6 p.m.

DONATION FOR OUTREACH AT SYLVAN Deserving families will benefit from a Sylvan Lake realty company’s annual Christmas tree sales campaign. The Central Alberta Women’s Outreach’s Adopt-AFamily program will get $13,240 thanks to the fifth annual Trees 4 Treasures fundraiser by Trilliant Real Estate Group. Funds donated by patrons who preordered a Christmas tree and picked them up last week were matched by the company.

Fracking addressed ENERGY COMPANIES WORKING TO CREATE STANDARDS BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A group representing more than two dozen oil and gas companies in the Sundre area plans to release a list of best practices for fracking operations early next year. Sundre Petroleum Operators Group (SPOG) has been working with industry players, landowners, government agencies and industry organizations since February on the project. The goal is to create voluntary standards that go “above and beyond” existing regulations, said Tracey McCrimmon, SPOG executive director. Hydraulic fracturing — often called “fracking” — involves injecting under-pressure water, sand and chemicals into shale rock formations deep under the surface of the earth in order to unleash oil and natural gas. The best practices will look at water use, fracking fluids, consultation and notification with landowners, among other topics.

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“We’ve gone through quite a list. We’ve tried to address everything that was raised,” said McCrimmon. During consultation, landowners pointed out that while there have been dramatic changes in fracking technology below the ground, there has been little change to companies’ above-ground footprint. “So it’s something that we’re going to get together with industry and community and work our way through and that will kind of be the last piece of our package.” Water well testing is another area raised by landowners. “There is really no regulation for water well testing,” she said. SPOG companies have al-

ready committed to testing all water wells within 250 metres of a fracking operation. Outside that distance, wells will be tested by special request. Updating fracking regulations and best practices has been popular this year. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) released its guiding principles in January and the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is updating its regulations and is seeking public input before Jan. 18. McCrimmon doesn’t anticipate problems from overlapping regulations and practices with CAPP. SPOG worked closely with both the ERCB and CAPP in crafting its best practices. “What CAPP has adopted, we

have recognized and acknowledged in ours,” she said. “We have a lot of other issues that CAPP didn’t address in there so it shouldn’t cause any confusion.” She has yet to see ERCB’s proposed regulations, but isn’t expecting conflicts there either. “They participated very heavily in ours and they have a copy of what our draft looks like so when we read (the new regulations), they should be very similar.” Other synergy groups are looking at what SPOG is doing and expect to adopt many of the same practices. Fracking isn’t done in the same fashion across the province, so there may be regional variations on best practices required. SPOG represents 27 companies, but it is hoped all companies fracking within its coverage area follow the principles. “It’s kind of what the expectation of the community is,” she said.

Artist’s rendering of Rimbey’s Agricultural Society’s new $3.4-million building

Rimbey getting new ag centre BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF The Rimbey Agricultural Society will construct a new $3.4-million building next year. The Agrim Centre will have a new indoor riding arena, 900-seat grandstand, meeting space and boardroom totalling 60,000 square feet. It will include green rain water collection and an emission-reducing solar wall. It will be located inside the society’s existing rodeo grounds’ track and infield. The society’s board voted to pay a $244,000 deposit and commission blueprints at its annual general meeting last week. Preliminary work has begun. Ponoka County earthmoving equipment readied the agricultural society grounds’ pad for construction earlier this fall and board member Tim Edge said foundation pilings should be driven next month. “Tenders will be issued sometime in late January or early February.” The society is looking to raise about


$862,500 through sponsorships and fundraisers and is applying for provincial and federal grants for the same amount. “We’ll be doing some smaller events right away and looking to sell the naming rights to a corporate sponsor,” said Edge. Ponoka County previously contributed $500,000 to the project and voted last week to add another $500,000. It also provided the earthmoving free and helped the society purchase about $200,000 in land adjacent to the grounds. The Town of Rimbey waived the $60,000 development permit fees for the building. Rimbey Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson welcomed the centre as a new “economic generator. “It’s a beautiful facility and when it’s constructed, it will be a major draw for the community.”

Woman faces trial over fatal 2010 collision BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF



The trial opened in Red Deer on Monday for a Lloydminster woman accused of dangerous driving in connection with a fatal collision near Content Bridge in the late summer of 2010. Cherish Elsie Schutte, 24, has admitted to driving a northbound pickup truck that allegedly ran a stop sign and struck a westbound pickup truck at the junction of Hwys 11 and 21 just before noon on Aug. 29, 2010. Donna Ann Johnson, 47, of Parkside, Sask., was killed at the scene. Eric Comeau of Consort, 26 at the time of the crash, was injured. Police reported at the time that Johnson was a passenger in the northbound pickup while Comeau was the driver and sole occupant of the westbound pickup truck. Comeau and members of his

family attended the trial on Monday, but he will not be called to testify. In his instructions to the jury, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Peter McIntyre said they are not there to determine whether Schutte caused the collision, but whether or not she is guilty of dangerous driving resulting in Johnson’s death and Comeau’s injuries. Fort McMurray resident Graham Elliot Ure, who was returning home from Delburne, testified that was been heading north on Hwy 21 at about 105 km/h when a white pickup truck passed him just before the river crossing south of the Hwy 11 intersection. Ure, 31, testified that he noted nothing unusual about the pickup truck when it went by. He said he reached down for a drink from his water bottle and looked up in time to see dust from the collision.

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The Agrim Centre will replace the aging Agriplex and its smaller riding arena. A July report by RC Strategies Inc. for the ag society found a larger arena was cited by 86 per cent of online survey respondents and five of seven community groups surveyed. Community stakeholders said agri-recreation was important to the town and benefits local businesses. The report projected, based on current facility numbers, that revenues for the new centre would be $300,000 annually with expenses at $231,600, leaving an annual surplus of $68,000. More information on the Agrim Centre is available online at

Red Arrow dropping some service to Sylvan BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Arrow Motorcoach has dropped its Red Deer to Sylvan Lake service on Tuesdays and Thursdays because of poor demand. The route also includes a Rocky Mountain House stop, if requested. Morning and afternoon bus trips were discontinued on Dec. 1. Regular service continues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Red Arrow general manager John Stepovy said there weren’t enough passengers on Tuesdays and Thursdays to continue offering the service. “We needed to make the change to make it a little bit more efficient.” Stepovy said there’s a lot of potential but so far the route was only drawing a couple of people a day on average.

“That’s just not enough to make it sustainable.” Reviews have been good from riders, but Stepovy wants to get more feedback to help cater service to local demands. Red Arrow would like to hear what potential customers would like to see for routes, schedules and ticket prices. Service costs $10 one way and $19 return between Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. “We’re trying to work with it to find the best solution for the public. We believe that there’s a demand. It’s just trying to figure out what’s going to meet the travelling public’s needs.” The route employs a 14-passenger van and has several dropoff points in each community. Those interested in providing suggestions can email or call 1-800-232-1958. pcowley@reddeeradvocate. com

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TRIAL: Testimony about scene Ure testified that northbound traffic is controlled by a stop sign with a blinking light on top that he believes was working properly at the time. He confirmed that there is also a set of rumble strips to warn drivers of the stop. He could not recall whether there were other warnings of a major intersection ahead. Crown prosecutor Tony Bell said he plans to call additional witnesses, including other drivers and emergency personnel, who overheard Schutte state that she had not noticed the stop sign. An RCMP collision reconstructionist is to take the stand today, after which Calgary lawyer Eamon O’Keeffe will open his defence.


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The ice is in and the nets are up on several community rinks around the city and those wanting to dust off the skates and play some shinny are taking advantage. Malachi Strawberry and his uncle Kirk Strawberry had the rink to themselves Friday afternoon on the rink in outside Westpark Elementary School .


BRIEFS Ballet tour Ballet comes alive for students at four Central Alberta schools this week. The Emerging Artists En Tour by the School of Alberta Ballet is an hour-long presentation featuring professional graduate program dancers performing excerpts from The Nutcracker and a sword fight from Romeo and Juliet. A facilitator will explain ballet history and trivia, and answer questions along the way. The group performs at Lacombe’s École James S. McCormick School on Thursday morning and Sylvan Lake’s C.P. Blakely School that afternoon. Performances also go on Friday at Red Deer’s St. Martin de Porres School in the morning and Innisfail’s École St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School that afternoon.

Scholarship A scholarship in honour of former Alberta Lt.-Gov. Helen Hunley has been established to provide more learning opportunities for Rocky Mountain House students. The $250,000 enduring scholarship aims to provide students of West Central High School, at 5506 50th St. in Rocky Mountain House, with assistance in their endeavours in post-secondary education. It will also celebrate the life of Hunley and promote the value of lifelong learning. “Helen believed everyone owed rent for their space on earth,” said Tammy Cote, Hunley’s great niece. “She wanted this award to recognize students with a curiosity about the world, who understand the value of hard work and who give back to their community.” The award will recognize well-rounded stu-

dents who are pursuing post-secondary education, exemplify service above self and understand the value of hard work. Students interested in obtaining this award must be willing to submit a creative piece showing how they fit into these three categories. Every year, the scholarship will be given to one male and one female student. These students will receive a cheque for post-secondary education and their names will be added to a scholarship plaque at West Central High School. “The generosity and vision represented in this bequest mirrors that shown by Hunley over the course of her life and career,” said Brian Celli, Wild Rose Public School superintendent of schools. “It is very exciting to see a scholarship that rewards the positive, hardworking and community invested students all Wild Rose Public Schools strive to produce.”

Christmas bazzar For the 27th time, the Westerner Park’s annual Christmas Bazaar offered shoppers a chance to find unique gifts for the holiday season. And for two Red Deer organizations, it was also a chance to raise funds and collect donations. Throughout the weekend, the Red Deer Christmas Bureau raised

$6,500 and the Red Deer Food Bank received 640 kg (1,410 pounds) of nonperishable food. The event, which ran on Saturday and Sunday at Red Deer’s Westerner Park, featured more than 200 exhibitors offering everything from clothing and accessories to home decor, gourmet treats and more.

Fraud warning While the credit cards come out at Christmas time, police would like to remind businesses and consumers to be aware and cautious about the potential for credit card fraud. Since November, a number of businesses in Red Deer have reported to the RCMP of being victimized by individuals and groups using stolen, cancelled or otherwise defunct credit cards. Police said suspects attempt to buy a large quantity of merchandise using a credit card. During the attempted transaction an error message will appear on the pin pad after the card has been swiped. Allegedly the suspect(s) then manipulate the pin pad in some manner, allowing the sale to be processed. They then leave the store with the merchandise. Later, the credit card company will contact the business and inform them of the fraud. To mitigate the potential for credit card fraud, police suggest businesses advise their staff to not manually enter any credit card number and to observe customers when they are in possession of the pin pad. If anyone has informa-

tion about this crime or any other, call the Red Deer City RCMP at 403343-5575. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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Nearly 400 more Red Deer kids will wake up with a gift under the Christmas tree, thanks to the city’s Toys for Tickets program. Of the 7,577 eligible parking tickets, 386 of them were paid for with a toy donation to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. “Red Deerians are always very generous with this program,” said city parking co-ordinator Fred Dieno. “The quality of toys we received was phenomenal. It’s obvious that a lot of thought went into the donations, and many donated items were worth far more than the value of the ticket.” With the early payment rate in effect, the total value of tickets collected was more than $9,400. Citizens donated everything from mp3 players to stuffed animals and hockey sticks during

Three local choirs, Soliloquy, ihana and It’s Time invite you to join them at the Winter Voice Christmas concert on Thursday evening. Audience members will be invited to participate in some songs during the concert. Soliloquy is a community choir that has been performing since 2004. Ihana is a choir for youth from Red Deer and surrounding communities. It’s Time is a jazz ensemble that represented Central Alberta at the Festival 500 music festival in St. John’s, N.L., in July 2011. All three choirs are directed by Lisa Ward, and will perform a variety of Christmas music. The concert is at Living Stones Church at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door. For more information, call Richard Townell at 403-340-0050.

Red Deer Public School District’s newest school would offer both English instruction and French immersion, if a staff recommendation is approved on Wednesday. Following community input, administration is suggesting to the board trustees that the school in Timberlands could work as a dual track program. The English program would serve families from the communities of Clearview Extension, Clearview Ridge, College Park, Garden Heights, Timberlands and Timberstone, as well as Vanier Woods and Vanier East. Elementary students who are in the French immersion program and who live east of 30th Avenue would also attend the Timberlands school. Administration also recommends that students within the Gateway Christian School’s alternative program go to River Glen School. Students of the Spanish bilingual program at G.H. Dawe Community School would be designated to the Gateway Christian School in the Pines neighbourhood. The changes would take place in September 2014, when the new school opens. The school would have an initial capacity of 500 students with the potential to expand to 600 students. Following approval, the accommodations committee will continue its work on how to best implement the new boundaries. This will include looking at busing, grandfathering provisions as well as plans for welcoming students and families who are making transitions to new schools. Further details will be shared in the spring.

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Cap on roaming charges sought CELLPHONE USERS WANT A $50-CAP ON ROAMING FEES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Almost 90 per cent of consumers want their wireless carriers to halt their data use abroad when they’ve spent a maximum of $50 on international data roaming fees, says a new study. Trying to calculate megabytes of data used while outside Canada can leave consumers confused and with cellphone bill shock, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre said Monday. “Consumers understand dollar limits in terms of how much it’s going to look like on my bill when I get back from vacation or travel,” said Janet Lo, legal counsel for the consumer advocacy group. The survey also found that about 90 per cent of consumers said they had received a bill that was much higher than expected for

international data roaming, which includes emailing, texting, using maps or other applications or surfing the Internet on their devices. “We’re really trying to prevent this scenario where a consumer comes home and gets their bill and it’s much higher than they had expected,” Lo said from Ottawa. Major wireless carriers such as Telus (TSX:T), Bell (TSX:BCE) and Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) said they already advise their customers via text message of international roaming rates on their cellphones and send notifications when consumers have hit certain megabyte limits for data usage. “A dollar limit would give consumers that control they really seek,” said Lo, adding that’s how data roaming is calculated in Europe. Lo noted that 44 per cent of those sur-


Air Canada to share codes Air Canada and South African Airways have signed a code-share agreement that’s designed to ease travel between Canada and Africa. As of Thursday, passengers will be able to book a single itinerary and connect between the Star Alliance carriers in New York or London. Canada’s largest carrier (TSX:AC.B) said co-ordinated flights will minimize connection times and allow passengers to accumulate frequent flyer miles and have access to airport lounges. South African Airways will operate flights between Johannesburg and London, New York and Cape Town. Air Canada is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world, serving more than 175 destinations on five continents. South African Airways is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 26 destinations. — The Canadian Press

veyed prefer to leave their device turned off when they travel, while 16 per cent left it at home. The CRTC could include how wireless carriers notify customers of international roaming rates in its new wireless code of conduct, she added. “We’re looking for consistent practices between all wireless carriers.” The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is developing a national code of conduct for wireless carriers. The goal is to have consumers better understand their rights and wireless companies know their responsibilities. The commission is expected to issue a draft code by the end of next month, after which a second round of online consultations will be launched. Public hearings are set to begin in February.


BMO’s Sherry Cooper to retire Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) chief economist Sherry Cooper is retiring after a 30-year career at BMO Financial Group. Cooper, an executive vice-president, plans to step down effective Jan. 30, the bank announced Monday. “Sherry has built a reputation throughout North America for her straightforward, engaging style,” president and CEO Bill Downe said. “She brings clarity to the complexity of global economics and finance — insights that have been invaluable to BMO and its clients, providing consistently accurate forecasts and timely analysis.”Cooper is also a member of the economic advisory committee of the American Bankers Association. The 12-member group is regularly called upon by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Congress and the administration to provide perspectives on the U.S. and global economies.

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Dr. Abdul Mabud, director of the scientific services division of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, holds up a bottle of snake liquor from east Asia at a laboratory, in Beltsville, Md. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which collects taxes on booze and smokes and tells the companies that produce them how to do business, is one example of the specialized government offices threatened by Washingtonís current zeal for costcutting.

Home construction count same as 2011, stats reveal To say that residential construction activity in Red Deer this year is similar to 2011 might be an understatement. With one month remaining in the calendar year, cumulative housing starts in the city numbered 515 — the same tally as the end of November last year. The only difference was the types of homes being constructed, with the 2012 year-to-date total including 296 singledetached houses and 219 in other categories, like duplexes and apartments. Last year, the January-to-November breakdown consisted of 284 single-detached projects and 231 of other types. Building activity this year was ahead of 2011 until last month, when there were only 16 housing starts in Red Deer as compared with 36 in November 2011, according to statistics released on Monday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Single-detached starts declined by one, to 14, but starts on other types of housing fell to two from 21 the previous year. Red Deer’s 56 per cent drop in November housing starts was the greatest of Alberta’s seven largest urban areas.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo experienced the second biggest decline, at 48 per cent, followed by the City of Grande Prairie at 44 per cent and the Calgary metropolitan area at 10 per cent. The Edmonton metropolitan area recorded a 155 per cent jump in housing starts — due mainly to a spike in multi-family projects, while Medicine Hat was up 31 per cent and Lethbridge by 29 per cent. The pace of housing starts across Canada fell in November for a third straight month, said CMHC. But the decrease was mainly attributed to declines in single-detached and multiunit housing construction in Ontario and British Columbia. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts decreased by four per cent in November, with urban single starts off by 5.4 per cent and urban multiple starts down 3.2 per cent. The rates of urban starts fell 14.3 per cent in Ontario and 16.5 per cent in British Columbia, but rose 15.4 per cent in Quebec and 16.1 per cent in the Prairies. With files by The Canadian Press

Profab Welding Ltd.’s storied history ends in receivership A Central Alberta success story will end unhappily on Dec. 18 and 19. That’s when the assets of Red Deerbased Profab Welding Ltd. will be sold at a pair of receivership auctions. An oilfield manufacturing company with operations in Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House, Profab went into receivership on Sept. 19. Also named in the receivership order was Profab Trucking Inc., Profab Corp., Profab Field Services Ltd. and Jason Parks. Parks, who was a high school dropout, founded Profab in Grande Prairie in 2003. He grew the business from a single welding truck to a diversified company with more than 100 employees, and in

2011 received the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award for Alberta. The then 31-year-old had moved to Red Deer a few years earlier and opened a shop here. At the time of its receivership, Profab had operations at 7754 47th Ave. Cl. in Red Deer and at 4911 43rd St. in Rocky. An auction of the company’s remaining equipment, inventory and vehicles will be held at its former Red Deer premises on Dec. 18 and in Rocky the following day. The sales are being conducted by Century Services Inc., with BDO Canada Ltd. the receiver.

Downtown Red Deer will soon welcome a familiar corporate resident. Nova Chemical Corp. has confirmed that it’s signed a leasing agreement for three floors in Executive Place. The Calgary-based petrochemical company, which operates ethylene and polyethylene plants east of Red Deer at Joffre, has already begun preparing space in the 4900 50th St. building for its use. Rick Van Hemmen, Nova’s site leader at Joffre, said his company will occupy the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the 12-storey building. About 60 to 70 people are expected to work there. “We’re intending to put a reception area on the sixth floor,” said Van Hemmen. He expects the renovation work to be completed by mid-February, although some of Nova’s employees could move before then. Those slated for relocation include personnel involved in purchasing, logistics, IT, accounting and central engineering. Most of Nova’s approximately 750 workers and 300 to 400 contractors currently work out of the company’s Joffre complex. But it’s run out of space there and wants to move employees not directly involved with the production process away from the site, said Van Hemmen. “It’s really just a matter of minimizing risk wherever we can. Essential operating personnel really need to be near the plants, other folks do not need to be as close.” The opportunity to increase its visible presence in Red Deer is also a plus, he said. And Executive Place, which was completed in 2010, was deemed to be the preferred option when it came to local office space. “This really was the best balance for us in terms of location, high-quality building, a much more effective build-out possibility.” Bill Graham, who chairs the Red Deer Downtown Business Association, said it’s great to see the permanent workforce in the city’s core increase. “It just injects more life into the downtown,” he said. “These are people who are going to shop, they’re going to eat, they might bank downtown.” Graham, who is president and CEO of Rifco Inc., a national auto finance business based in downtown Red Deer, said the area is becoming a business hub for Central Alberta. Nova’s arrival is just the latest in a series of positive developments there, he said. Nova previously leased space downtown in Red Deer’s Millennium Centre, with many of its administrative staff working there. But 2 ½ years ago, a decline in business prompted the company to consolidate its operations at Joffre. “Some of those folks are happy to go back into town,” said Van Hemmen. Others, he added, live outside Red Deer and were content with the commute to Joffre. Its three floors in Executive Place will give Nova room for further expansion, said Van Hemmen. The company also a right of refusal for additional space. “I don’t think we anticipate that in the near term.” Stantec Inc. currently leases half of the seventh floor and all of the levels above that.

New food security institute to look at supply from field to fork BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — A new centre is being developed to look at food supply as a growing world population needs to be fed. The Global Institute for Food Security, based at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, will look at everything from boosting crop yields to government agricultural policies. “One of the things that makes this centre unique from other centres is that we will be looking at the entire stream from production to the delivery of food where it is needed, so one way of saying that is, we are looking at the whole process from field to fork,” said university president Ilene BuschVishniac. The institute was launched Monday with $35 million from Saskatoon-based PotashCorp (TSX:POT), the world’s largest producer of fertilizer, and $15 million from the province. The funding is for seven years.

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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Monday as positive Chinese data lifted metal prices and mining stocks, while the energy sector advanced following Friday’s announcement clarifying takeovers by foreign state-owned energy companies. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 70.88 points to 12,230.47 while the TSX Venture Exchange added 0.68 of a point to 1,186.74. The Canadian dollar gained 0.41 of a cent to 101.32 cents US. Global markets were, however, weighed down amid the surprise resignation of Italy’s premier, who was widely credited with restoring confidence in Italy as the country deals with a debt crisis and fiscal cliff worries. The Dow Jones industrials were up 14.75 points to 13,169.88, the Nasdaq gained 8.92 points to 2,986.96 while the S&P 500 index edged up 0.48 of a point to 1,418.55. The federal government on Friday approved two high-profile deals. The state-controlled China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) got the green light for its $15.1-billion purchase of Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). And Malaysian state-controlled energy company Petronas can go ahead with its $6-billion acquisition of Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX:PRQ). Nexen shot up 13.53 per cent to $26.44 while Progress shares jumped 13.3 per cent to $21.96. Price declines were relatively mild. For example, MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG) was down $1.07 to $33.65, Southern Pacific Resource was unchanged at $1.24, Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) was down 25 cents to $10 and Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS) gave back 22 cents to $19.78. A glaring exception was Connacher Oil and Gas (TSX:CLL), which tumbled 21 per cent to 21 cents on very heavy volume of 10.3 million shares. Elsewhere in the energy sector, Spartan Oil Corp. TSX:STO) shares gained 34 cents or 7.73 per cent to $4.74 as it announced it has received an unsolicited takeover offer. No other details on the offer have been released. Spartan is active the Cardium light oil play in central Alberta and the Bakken light oil resource play in southeast Saskatchewan. Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD) plans to cut capital spending to $485 million in 2013 from approximately $920 million this year while also instituting a quarterly dividend of five cents per share. Its shares were up 42 cents to $7.71. There was also mixed economic

data from China, the world’s secondbiggest economy. Export growth plunged to 2.9 per cent compared with a year earlier, while imports were flat, down from October’s 2.4 per cent growth. The figures were in line with analysts’ warnings that a trade rebound that began in August was unsustainable due to weak global demand amid Europe’s debt problems and a slow U.S. recovery. At the same time, the Chinese government reported Sunday that factory output increased 10.1 per cent from a year earlier, compared with the previous month’s rise of 9.6 per cent year on year. Retail sales rose 14.9 per cent, up from October’s 14.5 per cent. And electricity consumption rose 7.9 per cent in November from 6.4 per cent in October. The metals and mining sector gained 1.83 per cent while copper prices also advanced sharply with the March contract ahead by four cents to US$3.71 a pound. China is the world’s biggest consumer of the metal, which is viewed as a global economic barometer. Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) was 12 cents higher to C$2.46 while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) gained 56 cents to $10.33. Oil prices lost early gains and the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was off 37 cents to US$85.56. The gold sector was up about cent while bullion prices also picked up with the February contract up $8.90 to US$1,714.40 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:ABX) improved by 23 cents to C$10.87 and Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) climbed 50 cents to $33.77. Industrials were also supportive as Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) rose $1.94 to $99.64. Worries about whether the U.S. can head off going over the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the month continued to cast a shadow over markets. The fiscal cliff is a combination of expiring Bush-era tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts due to take effect in January. The worry is that the shock from both measures would cut economic growth significantly and likely push the U.S. back into recession. At the same time, the interest rate on the Italian government’s 10-year bond, an indicator of how risky investors consider a country’s ability to pay down its debt, rose 0.33 percentage points to 4.8 per cent following Monti’s surprise decision to resign. Also adding to investor unease was an announcement from Berlusconi that he was going to run for

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PotashCorp president and CEO Bill Doyle said that the idea came about when he joined Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and then-University of Saskatchewan president Peter MacKinnon for lunch in May 2011. The conversation turned to food security and the idea for the institute was born, said Doyle. “It really is exactly what we talked about over lunch that day. It just has a lot more meat on the bones today than it did then,” said Doyle. Doyle said food security is a challenge. He said there about two million malnourished around the world “so there’s a lot of work to be done” and the pressure on the food supply is great. He said research at the institute could, for example, find ways for seeds to grow with less water. Doyle, university and provincial officials say Saskatchewan is a good home for the institute because the province has 41 per cent of the arable land in Canada. The province is also a leading exporter of canola, flax, mustard and lentils. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said the province has a responsibility to help feed the world and a population that is expected to reach nine billion by 2050.

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OTTAWA — Foreign investment in Canada’s oilsands is likely to slow and depress the value of some Canadian firms — but only moderately — as a result of Ottawa’s new rules restricting state-owned enterprises, observers say. But not everyone in the industry sees the development as a negative, arguing that too much development too fast is not necessarily good business. “I think the government has played this brilliantly actually,” said Hal Kvisle, chief executive of Calgarybased Talisman Energy. “The phenomena that’s been going on here lately, that I have not supported, is Canadian companies have been evolving to quick development enterprises, build up a land position, get it to a certain size and sell it out to the highest bidder.” Gavin Graham of Toronto-based Graham Investment Strategy found another silver lining. “One of the big problems they had in 2007-08 was this enormous building boom which led to this massive explosion of costs for contractors and labour and pipes and parts,” he said. “In the event this helps keep a lid on the number of people leaping into the fray to spend at the same time, yes it may actually be a benefit.” On Friday, Ottawa said going forward it would only allow a foreign state-owned-enterprise (SOE) to acquire majority stake in the oilsands under “exceptional” circumstances. In Monday trading — the first chance for North American to render judgment — some smaller players were taken to the barber. For some, it was a

haircut; for others, a light trim. As expected, Nexen shares jumped more than 13 per cent to close the day at $26.44 while Progress stock rose 13.37 per cent to $21.96 — near the levels of their purchase prices. Some smaller firms didn’t fare as well. Meg Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG) slumped $1.07 to close at $33.65, Connacher Oil and Gas (TSX:CLL) fell more than 20 per cent, while Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) lost early before recovering somewhat to close down 25 cents to $10.00. Overall, however, the energy index was in positive territory. “It’s not major because you’ve still got the ability to buy minority stakes, or for private foreign purchasers to buy majority stakes,” said Graham. Kvisle said another reason for the muted reaction may have been that markets had already anticipated and written down firms likely to be affected. “I think everybody got the message over the past six months,” he said. Going forward, Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes said “there is a potential for less investment coming into the oilsands,” which he said will increase the cost of capital and production. The chances of a major collapse in investment triggered by Ottawa’s tougher rules was discounted, however. Analysts noted that while Ottawa narrowed the opening for SOEs, it hasn’t shut the door. SOEs can still buy up a minority stake in the oilsands, and private foreign firms can still acquire control. As well, the policy leaves untouched other resource plays.





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Hobbit actor at one with character THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — It won’t be long before it becomes difficult to separate actor Richard Armitage from the character Thorin Oakenshield. Armitage himself is already there. The British actor is a familiar face in the U.K. for roles in the BBC dramas North & South, Robin Hood and Spooks. He’s more anonymous in North America, perhaps best known for a small part in the recent hit Captain America: The First Avenger. But he’ll no doubt soon be synonymous with the dwarf king he plays in the new Peter Jackson epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Having spent some 18 months living as Thorin — after learning to talk like him, walk like him and looking in the mirror and seeing the face of a dwarf — Armitage said he lost himself in the character. So much so that even his sleep was overrun with J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world. “I started to dream in character,” says Armitage during a recent interview in Toronto to



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It’s become a standard scenario before the curtain opens on a live theatre performance: patrons receive written requests in programs, or oral warnings via the sound system, to turn off cellphones. Some productions are now going the extra mile in an effort to get audience members to heed the warning, playing clever recorded announcements featuring the talent, or having actors put on a brief skit with a no-cellphone message. Yet the efforts clearly aren’t working, say stage stars, who have little hope the problem will improve in the coming year. “In the old days when you just had a ring, it wasn’t so bad. Now, you’re in the middle of this incredibly tense, dangerous moment and you hear dun dun dunnah nannah,” says High star Kathleen Turner, mimicking a circus-music ringtone. “Robin Williams told me he was doing the (Bengal) Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’and he’s in this monologue about God, and this phone went off and it was the theme to Deliverance. He said it took everything in his power not to tell that man what to do with that phone. “Oh, lord have mercy. It’s terrible, it’s disruptive, it’s awful and I don’t understand why people can’t just turn them off.” As Megan Hilty of TV’s Smash puts it, a cellphone going off “is the probably the worst thing that can happen in the theatre.” “It completely takes everyone in the theatre out of the moment and it takes so long to get everybody back,” says Hilty, who starred in the musical Wicked for five years. Part of the problem stems from a mentality that “there’s some kind of invisible wall” where the actors can’t hear/see what the audience is doing, says Annie Potts, whose stage credits include the 2009 Broadway production God of Carnage. “Which isn’t true at all,” she notes. “We’re very sensitive to how the audience is breathing, and when a phone goes off, I feel like I’ve been electrocuted, really.” Liev Schreiber, who’s starred in numerous plays, has even heard patrons answering their phones during his performances. “You’ll hear a whole conversation and that’s mind-boggling to me, that that can happen,” he says. But how to stop the nagging problem? Some stage talent have taken it upon themselves to chide audience members when their phones sound off. Last January, for instance, a cellphone repeatedly went off during a New York Philharmonic concert and music director Alan Gilbert stopped conducting to ask the audience member to turn off the unit. Turner admits she’s “been known to stop and glare” at those whose phones ring for long periods of time. And venerable thespian Christopher Plummer advises: “The only thing to do, particularly if it’s a one-man show, and you’re all alone on the stage, so you’re not letting down your partner, is to simply say something like — when it rings — ‘I’ll get it.’ “The audiences gives you applause, because they hate it too. The audience loathes that stuff. I just think it’s so inconsiderate.” But for the most part, it seems actors just try to ignore them.


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that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other and ugly things happen to me like any other woman,” she said Saturday night. “The number of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up.” Rivera’s parents migrated from Mexico to California and founded the label that also propelled two of her five brothers, Lupillo and Juan Rivera, to careers as well-known singers of grupero music. Born on July 2, 1969 in Westwood, California, Janney Dolores Rivera Savedra studied business administration and often said with pride that she started her singing career in flea markets in the Los Angeles area, selling cassette tapes to fans. She formally debuted on the music scene in 1995 with the release of her album Chacalosa. That successful album was followed with two other independent albums, one a tribute to slain Mexican-American singer Selena that helped Rivera expand her following. By the end of the 90s, she won a major-label contract, and built a loyal following that knew her as the Diva de la Banda.

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HOROSCOPE Tuesday, Dec. 11 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Rider Strong, 33; Monique, 45; Gary Dourdan, 46 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today’s main trend unveils Mercury, which is the planet that rules our reasoning entering the sign of Sagittarius. Free thinking and liberating thoughts enlighten us with fun ideas. However, it is in a weak stance right now in connection with Neptune, the planet governing confusion. When these two planets do not meet eye-to-eye, a cloudy vibe reigns throughout the day. Communication of all sorts will be evasive and unclear. We would be wise by sorting out the facts and remain unbiased. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, a surprising new relationship might be in store for you or the existing one will prove to provide you with surprising fun. Your creativity can be described as unconventional, yet very progressing. Fun will be lived in a completely new way! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Serious matters have to be dealt with thoroughly during the day and you do not take ‘no’ for an answer. Expressions of all sorts will come easier to you now and remember to not take yourself too seriously. Later on today, you will enjoy a good laugh. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Charm and a light atmosphere of love and lust will mark your day. You are feeling quite amorous and indulgent today, be it with foods, clothing or your sweetie. You will also prosper from pleasant relationships with others today. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your calling requires for you to handle the necessary daily duties. At the same time, a desire to communicate and express your thoughts with others will


SUN SIGNS strongly manifest today. You are more open to other’s people’s point of view. Rely on strategic thinking. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your daily pace speeds up and you find yourself dealing with a multitude of things to deal with simultaneously. Detailed work is waiting for you but try to focus on the bigger picture. Start prioritizing rather than going too deep into any project. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use your artistic talent to show a side of you which others have not yet seen. It seems that there is a hidden artsy side in you that can be quite inspiring to others. Whatever there is to disclose will be greatly welcomed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Cutting to the chase today will be a challenge. You are feeling more introverted and prefer to keep your thoughts to yourself. Relationships with key partnerships S give you the answers you were looking for, rather confuse you further. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do something pleasant for yourself today. Go to a spa or a massage. You are pretty feeling indulgent and you deserve all the best possible treatments for your body. You are also disclosing a very understanding and sympathetic side in you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take advantage of the earlier hours of the day to accomplish anything important as your mood is highly radiant and more willing to compromise with others. You grasp people’s concerns with no difficulty and are very sympathetic towards their personal needs. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is another quiet day for you, sentimentally speaking. Work on finishing old tasks. Summon up on your recent reflections. Learning, in general, proves to become easier and more natural. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Satisfaction and fun can present themselves today for you. Yet, you may encounter some confusion and bewildering feelings in your communication with others


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Dear Annie: I work in the aftercare program of a highly regarded private school. It’s a part-time job at minimum wage, but the kids are great, and I am grateful to be employed. My problem is with the supervisor of the program. “Jane” constantly changes our group assignments, putting us with a different age group almost every day. This makes it difficult for the kids to bond with us as their caregivers and settle into a routine. Since the kids have various activities outside of our program, keeping up with the ever-changing schedules to make sure they get where they need to be is a MITCHELL nightmare. & SUGAR Even worse, Jane sometimes subs if one of the regular caretakers is absent, and she is terrible with the kids. She frequently loses her temper and yells at them, and I overheard her tell one little boy that he was “bad” when he misbehaved. And several of us were present when she used racial slurs about some of the children. One of my co-workers, “Sara,” finally decided she had to speak up, but when she went to Jane’s supervisor, it turned out Jane had already lodged a complaint about Sara, and instead of listening to what Sara had to say, they fired her. Sara was a dependable, dedicated worker who was loved by the kids. We think Jane sensed Sara’s growing dissatisfaction and struck first. Sara’s dismissal has made the rest of us afraid to say anything to upper management for fear of getting the same treatment. What should we do? — Worried for the Kids Dear Worried: You need to register a complaint about Jane in a large enough group that no one’s job is threatened. First document instances of mistreatment or inappropriate behavior with the children. Then several of you should speak to Jane’s superior, together, and present your record of evidence. Don’t make it personal. The school would not want to leave itself open to a lawsuit from parents. Dear Annie: I am a 60-year-old divorced female and have been seeing “Harrison” for three years. Despite the fact that Harrison is a wonderful man — honest, funny, handsome, loyal and hardworking — there is one thing I can’t get past: He is terribly under-endowed, if you get my drift. I’m embarrassed to even think of complaining about this, but it affects the whole lovemaking thing. I’ve always had a strong sex drive, and the lack of, um, size is unsatisfying. How do I get past this? I truly care about Harrison and hate to think that I’m so shallow that his size would matter so much. It’s as petty as a man saying his girlfriend is great, but she’s flat-chested, so she’s out. But obviously it’s bothering me enough to write. What do you think? — Another Little Thing in the Way Dear Little Thing: We won’t get into the “size doesn’t matter” discussion, because it obviously matters to you. First, try Kegel exercises (talk to your gynecologist for information). It is also possible to find greater satisfaction through different positions and techniques and the use of sex toys. But only you can determine how important this is to your relationship. If you truly love Harrison, this is something manageable. Otherwise, it’s simply a source of frustration. Dear Annie: This is in response to “N.Y., N.Y.,” who didn’t want to visit her aging grandmothers. Guess what? It’s not all about you. Those old people are still “in there” in that failing mind and body. Life gives us all kinds of opportunities to set aside our comforts and be of service to someone in need. Stopping by to say hello, even if we just hold their hand while they sleep or listen to their babblings, allows them to know at some deep level that we care about them. — Loving Daughter-inLaw, Eureka, Calif. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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CHERNIAK It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter Cherniak of Lacombe passed away suddenly in the Red Deer Regional hospital on Friday December 7th, 2012 at the age 75. Peter will be deeply missed by his children: Kathy Cherniak (Jordon O’Sullivan), Shari Patterson (Jim Patterson), Lori Cherniak (Darren Dreger), and Greg Cherniak (Joni Cherniak); Sisters Anne Keller (Harry), Katie Peregoodoff (John), Brothers Ed Cherniak, and George Czerniak (Jackie), sister-in laws, Eileen Cherniak (Walter deceased), Victoria Cherniak (Maurice deceased), Diane Cherniak (Steve deceased), Margret Cherniak (Fred deceased) Kelly Judson (Harvey) and Holly French (Ken); brother-In law Clifford (Dorothy deceased) grandchildren; Joel and Gillan D r e g e r, D a n a a n d M a x Patterson, Sydney, Carly and Connor Cherniak and extended family and friends. Peter worked for Cactus Drilling for over 30 years. Peter took great joy in driving his Cadillacs, gardening and involving himself in his Grandchildren’s Hockey and Ringette ambitions. A celebration of Dad’s life will be at the St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 5226-51 Ave, Lacombe at 2:30pm Friday, December 14th, 2012. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation #202, 5913-50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4C4. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family Caring For Families”


DOUGLAS P. Elaine (1922 - 2012) Elaine Douglas passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Lacombe Extended Care Facility on December 7, 2012. Elaine was born in Carbon, AB on April 25, 1922 to Stanley and Ethel Torrance. She was predeceased by her husband, the love of her life, Bill Douglas, in 1989. She is survived by: her five sons; Don (Kristi), Sandy, Dave (Coleen), Gord (Maureen), John A. (Jillayne); one sister, ten grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one great grandson. A celebration of Elaine’s life will be held at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6210 Highway 2A, Lacombe, AB on Thursday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it was Elaine’s wish that donations be made to the MS Society and/or Stars Ambulance. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

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HOBBS Harry B. April 6, 1925 - Dec 6, 2012 Harry Hobbs passed away peacefully at home in Edmonton on December 6, 2012 after a life well-lived. Harry is survived by his wife, Dorothy, son Harry (Ruth Copot), daughter Barb Noble (Doug), grandchildren Mark (Jessica Friesen), Amanda Mercer (Jeff) and great grandson Beckett Mercer, Beckett’s grandmother Donna, sister Marilyn and the Eastern Hobbs’ nieces and nephews and their families, as well as by Maxwell and Scout. Harry moved from Windsor, Ontario to Calgary at age 16 with his parents Anne and Norman, brother Jack, who all predeceased him, and sister Marilyn. His early years in Calgary were formed by his love of sports and his buddies at Central High. Following an underage stint in the Canadian Navy, Harry enrolled in the University of Alberta where he met the love of his life, Dorothy Dodds. They began a 63-year journey together in 1949. Harry excelled in many sports, achieving numerous awards, including lettering at the U of A in football and hockey and ultimately being enshrined in the school’s Wall of Fame. He also played professional football with both the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. His business career included running his own company and the Calgary Parking A u t h o r i t y, a s w e l l a s becoming the Chairman and CEO of Alberta Government Telephones, facilitating its transition to the private s e c t o r. I n t h e m i d - 6 0 ’ s , Harry’s passion for politics and the ideals of his friend, Peter Lougheed, led he and a close group of friends to support the rise of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives. Harry accepted an invitation to join Peter in his years of governing the Province in several roles, first as Secretary to Cabinet and then as the first Deputy Minister of Executive Council in Alberta. Harry also contributed to community life by being a long-time volunteer with the Calgary Stampede and as a life member of the Calgary Booster Club. His life was anchored in love of family and the enduring support of Dorothy; theirs was a true partnership and shared experience. He felt extremely lucky to have enjoyed the support and kinship of friends and colleagues. A celebration of Harry’s life will be held at Edmonton’s Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, 9450 Groat Road NW, Edmonton a t 1 : 0 0 p m , S a t u r d a y, December 15, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 10985 124 Street NW, Edmonton, A B , T 5 M 0 H 9 . To s e n d condolences, please visit CONNELLY-MCKINLEY DOWNTOWN CHAPEL 780 422-2222



KROENING Sadie Dewar Kroening (Wallace/Rentz) passed away peacefully at the age of 89, surrounded by family on December 8, 2012. Sadie was born October 11, 1923 in Glasgow, Scotland and was one of thirteen children born to James and Jane Wallace. Sadie arrived in Canada as a War Bride on May 12, 1946. She married her first husband Elmer Rentz on December 27, 1945 and they settled in Ponoka. They had two children, Marlynn and Gordon. Sadie was married to Elmer for 21 years before he passed away in May of 1966. In July 1970 Sadie married Withold Kroening who had two children, Charlene (Bunny) a n d G e r r y. T h e y q u i c k l y became a close family of 6. Sadie enjoyed her many grandchildren: Cory Griffiths, M a r c i a S t e e r ( G r i ff i t h s ) , Christy MacDonald (Kennedy), Cathy Jarmain (Kennedy), Bethany Rentz, Amy Rentz, Sarah Rentz, Kelly Rentz, Brant Kroening and Cassandra Kroening. Sadie was also a great grandmother to Jessie and Julie Steer and Matthew MacDonald. Sadie was predeceased by her husband, Withold Kroening who passed away earlier this year in February of 2012. Sadie is survived by her children: Charlene Griffiths (Terry), Marlynn Kennedy (Craig), Gordon Rentz (Sandra) and Gerry Kroening. Sadie will be fondly remembered by all of her family and many friends. A celebration of Sadie’s life will be held at Ponoka United Church (5020- 52nd Avenue, Ponoka Alberta) at 1:00 p.m. Friday December 14, 2012. We invite family and friends to attend a tea at the United Church Hall following the service. If family and friends so desire, tributes can be made to the Alberta Heart and Stoke Foundation of Alberta (Telephone: 403-264-5549 or the Palliative Unit of the Ponoka Hospital and Care C e n t r e ( 5 8 0 0 - 5 7 Av e n u e , Ponoka Alberta). To express condolences to Sadie’s f a m i l y, p l e a s e v i s i t Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

LARSEN Viola Ann 1942-2012 Vi, beloved wife of Vern Larsen passed away on the 6th of December, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Vi was born on December 3, 1942 in Innisfail, AB. She lived her entire life in the Caroline community, attending school, marrying Vernon Larsen of Kevisville in 1960 and raising her three children. She was an active business partner t o Ve r n i n t h e i r v a r i o u s ventures. After the children moved away, she upgraded her education and became town librarian. She was a founding member of, and driving force behind, the Caroline Historical Society. Vi was keenly interested in history, both of others and her own family. She honoured the memories of her parents and other early members of the community by her dedicated work at the museum. Her greatest accomplishments were her three children, and then her grandchildren. We are privileged to have her example to lead us now that she is no longer here in person. Vi is survived by her beloved husband, Vern, her daughter, C i n d y, s o n , D a r c y a n d spouse, Kate, and daughterin-law, Lauren, her cherished g r a n d c h i l d r e n ; W h i t n e y, Caitlin, Natalie, Matthew, Peter and Evan, her sisters; Lula Mills and Ruth Johnson and her brother, Earl Graham and their families, and by her husband’s large extended family. She was predeceased by her son, Stacy in 2011, and is joyfully reunited with him. A Celebration of Life for the late Viola Larsen will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Caroline Church of the Nazarene at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Vi’s honour may be made directly to the Caroline Wheels of Time Museum. Condolences for the late Viola Larsen may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Valeri Watson EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.

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retail sales position, downtown, experience preferred but not necessary. Apply Wei’s Western Wear 5115 Gaetz Ave



CARPET COLOUR CENTRE is currently looking for 2 TILE INSTALLERS. Applicant must have ability to lay out tiles, be familiar with setting materials and products. This is a F/T position with a wage of $25/hr. Submit resume att`n: Andrew @ Carpet Colour Centre 1100, 5001 - 19 St. Red Deer, AB T4R 3R1 or email : awiebe@ carpetcolourcentre. com

CLARK BUILDERS Now Hiring CAREPENTERS & LABORERS for work in Red Deer Apply at: Email: careers@ Fax: 1-888-403-3051


Experience an asset but willing to train. Drug Test & Criminal Record check required.

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300


*Equipment Operators & Labourers


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Restaurant/ Hotel

HIRING * Gas station Manager * $25/hr, full time 1 person wages and benefits. * The day to day tions of filling station and or fax 403-340-8818 convenience store, managi n g s t a ff , w o r k i n g w i t h vendors and monitoring sales. * Completion of University ( Economics). Over 1 yr business experience. Leeoh Holdings Inc. o/a Rimbey Gas & Splash. Box 659 4630 50 Ave. TR3 ENERGY Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 is at the forefront of reclamation and Phone 403-843-2360 remediation in the oil & gas industry. We are currently recruiting for:

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


URS FLINT TUBULAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES requires Tubing Inspection operator, manual lathe operator, loader operator and Shop & Yard Laborers. Exp. an asset but will train to suit. Competitive wages and benefits. Apply w/resume to: 4115 Henry St. (Blindman Industrial Park)

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

Start your career! See Help Wanted

Apprentice or Journeyman TANKMASTER RENTALS Mechanics requires CLASS 1 BED Pile Drive Operators TRUCK and TANK TRUCK Pile Drive Assistants Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive Field Supervisor




Camp Shifts

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




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



is now hiring


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


Clark’s Plumbing & Heating


Check Us Out Progressive Pots @ OUR SPONSORS FOR THE WEEK: Tues. Dec. 11 Aft: Red Deer Senior Citizen’s Downtown House Eve: Olds Winter Swim Club Wed. Dec. 12 Aft: Circle of Red Deer Seniors Society Eve: Red Deer Spiritual Enrichment Centre Thurs. Dec. 13 Aft: Red Deer Central Lions Eve: Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fri. Dec. 14 Aft: Loyal Order of Moose & Women fo the Moose Eve: Sylvan Lake Figure Skating Skating Club Sat. Dec.15 Aft: Red Deer Fencing Club Eve: Red Deer Fencing Club Sun. Dec. 16 Aft: Red Deer Canadian Ukrainian Dance Club Eve: Central Alberta Slo-Pitch Association & Red Deer Riggers Baseball Association Mon. Dec. 17 Aft: Circle of Red Deer Seniors Society




Pancakes & Sausage 10:30-11:15 a.m. CHRISTMAS SUPPER 5:00-6:15 p.m.



RED DEER BINGO Centre HIRING! 4946-53 Ave. (West of E x p a n d i n g I n t e g r a t e d Superstore). Precall 12:00 North American Service & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!! C o m p a n y i s c u r r e n t l y accepting resumes for the following positions: Experienced Horizontal Completion Systems Field Te c h n i c i a n s , S h o p Technicians, Operations Manager(s). We offer Comprehensive Benefits, Competitive Salary’s and CLASSIFICATIONS Field (day) Bonuses. All applicants are wel700-920 come, but only those considered will be contacted. Please forward resume to: Clerical WEIS Western Wear looking for exp’d bookkeeper. Please apply with resume to 5115-50 Ave. Red Deer



Now Hiring LEAD HAND OR CARPENTER FOREMAN for work in Red Deer Apply at: Email: careers@ Fax: 1-888-403-3051




to start immediately for the following position:

Journeyman Plumbers Journeyman Gas Fitters Starting wage of $36/hr, 10% Vacation/Holiday Pay and benefits. Please fax resumes to 780-623-7451or email to COOPER ROOFING & EXTERIORS requires a SIDER/SLOPED ROOFER Valid Driver’s License REQUIRED. Fax (403)346-7556 or email resume to general@ NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

2nd. or 3rd. yr. Must have Residential experience. Fax resume to 403-347-5745 or call 403-588-6001 ESTABLISHED well known company looking for exp’d. steel stud/drywall person to work F/T hourly. Please fax resume to 403-782-0610 email: 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: EXP’’D drywall tradesmen & laborers req’d, immed Phone 403-348-8640

FURIX Energy Inc. is looking for an

Experienced Coater

for internal coatings.† $30-40/hour dependent upon experience.† Please fax (403)348-8109 or email

FURIX Energy Inc. is looking for an

Experienced Sandblaster.

$20-25/hour dependent upon experience. Please fax (403)348-8109 or email


Midas is looking for ambitious, dedicated & professional Journeyman or 3rd. and 4th year apprentices in our Red Deer location. if you pride yourself on quality work, customer servicea and are looking for a career in automotives we would like you to consider a position with us. Please drop off or send a resume to 5804 50 Ave. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4C2 email to: or fax to 403-314-9631

JOURNEYMAN or 3rd Yr. Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter

req’d for small shop in Westaskiwin area. Competitive wages & health plan. Submit resumes to: or fax to: 780-312-2889 or call 780-387-6087 LARGE commercial . project, drywall, , steel stud, t-bar, taping , long term work. Benefits, 403-588-4614, 588-4615 RISLEY MACHINING LTD. (Grande Prairie, AB) has the following position available for immediate employment: ALUMINUM BOAT FABRICATOR/WELDER Must have previous experience. Risley Machining offers a good benefits program and wages to commensurate with experience. Please reply with resume to: Jay Stojan 9620-109 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4E4 Phone: (780) 538-8256 Fax: (780) 539-5447 Email:


Mechanically inclined or heavy duty equipment apprentice Year round employment Clean driver’s abstract Fax resume to (403) 885 5137 Email resume to




“Printing Press numbering machines brand LEIBENGER OR ATLANTIC ( Convex or straight) reverse or forward suitable for GTO or large press for sale. $275.00 each, or if you purchase all 8, it will be $250 each. 2 GTO PERFORATION ARMS with wheels $300 FOR BOTH .call 403-346-4263 ( pictures can be viewed on kijiji ID436440237)

Seniors’ Services


ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small reno’s or jobs, such as, new bathroom sink, toilets or safety bars in bath tubs. Call James 403- 341-0617 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee.



Send resume to or fax 403-340-8818

Truckers/ Drivers



t Floorhands t Derrickhands t Drillers t Rig Managers


Learn more at Email resumes to




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 HOT SHOT DRIVER. REQ’D. Scheduled days off. Company benefits. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-342-2152

RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 D3

Truckers/ Drivers


SNOW plow drivers(2) req’d for winter season based out of Lacombe, exc. wages. Must have Class 3 w/air. Call Toll Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or fax resume to: 403-784-2330 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds WANTED Class 1 drivers with propane, butane, LPG mix in Central AB. Must have all tickets Fax resume to 403-887-6110 or Call Dennis at 403-588-5836


Misc. Help

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEER PARK Dempsey St. area $45/mo. ALSO Duston St. Donnelly Crsc., area Densmore Crs. Dale Close $270/mo. LANCASTER Lenon Close, Lacey Close, Landry Bend area $76/mo. ALSO Logan Close Lee St. & Lawrence Crsc. area $158/mo. MICHENER West of 40th Ave. North of Ross St. area $245.00/mo. Good for adult w/a small car ALSO East of 40th North of Ross St. Michener Green Cresc. area.


Misc. Help




Adams Close/ Adair Ave.

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317


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

NORMANDEAU Nash St. & Norris Close ALSO Nichols Crsc & Nyberg Ave. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

Truckers/ Drivers



Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc


SOUTH HILL 83 Advocate $435/mo. $5229/YR. 1 Hr. per day.

SUNNYBROOK AREA Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc.

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317



Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc

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

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

LANCASTER AREA 77 papers $412/mo.

********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

CIRCULATION Service Runner (Part Time)

Do You: - Want extra income - Possess a clean, valid drivers license - Have a friendly attitude - Enjoy customer service - Want part-time work (12 to 22 hours per week)

ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area 59 papers $376/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

As part of our customer service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to delivery newspapers and flyers to customers or carriers. A delivery vehicle is provided. Hours of shifts are Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. or longer, and/or afternoon shifts Monday to Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. or longer

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life in the towns of Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

Submit resume, indicating “Service Runner Position”, along with your drivers abstract immediately to: careers@ or mail to: Human Resources 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G3 or fax to: 403-341-4772

Call Rick at 403-314-4303 GREENHOUSE Workers wanted at Meadowbrook Greenhouses, Penhold 14 F/T seasonal positions. Training provided. Start Feb. 2013. $9.75/ hr, 44 hrs./ 5 days per week, 4 month period. Fax resume 403-886-2252

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Employment Training




Misc. Help



DISPATCHER req’d. 2 F Blue Russian tuxedo Parkland Funeral Knowledge of Red Deer cross, one all charcoal, Home - Red Deer and area is essential. one charcoal w/white We are currently looking Good communication, socks, while bib & white for a mature person to skills both verbal and writwhiskers. very cute, help in the funeral home ten. Must have effective ready for good part-time. time management skills home/farm/acreage, and able to multi task in a good mousers, Duties would include: fast paced environment. litter trained Experience preferred, but • Transfer the deceased 403-886-4852 will train suitable applicant. 403-588-6505 to funeral homes. Send resume by fax to • Clean and drive funeral 403-346-0295 vehicles • Clean funeral home Dogs and general maintenance duties • Assist funeral directors LABRA DOODLE PUPS F 1 $700; F1 B $900 and to ensure that services run smoothly 2 YR health Guaranteed. awesome bloodlines, and as planned. F/T Assistant Manager • Greet people at the ready now until Christmas req’d for busy convenience Hold with deposit. funeral home and store. Please apply in Ph. 403-919-1370 answer telephones person with resume to 306-792-2113 • “ $15.00 per hour Express 24 EASTVIEW. 140 Erickson Drive Please deliver resumes to POMERANIAN white pups, Parkland Funeral Home CELEBRATIONS 2F, 1M, 403-227-5105 6287 - 67A Street, HAPPEN EVERY DAY Red Deer. IN CLASSIFIEDS



Career Planning

RED DEER WORKS Hiring Part Time

DEER PARK Dempsey St. area 79 papers $423/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area 101 papers $541/mo.

KENTWOOD Kirkland & Kidd Close ALSO Kilburn & Krause Crsc

Misc. Help


Isbister Close Issard Close


GLENDALE Gunn St. & Goodacre Close

Baile Cl. /Boyce St. Beatty Crs./Barrett Dr. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St

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

ROSEDALE AREA 72 papers $386/mo.

ADULT & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in



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

$268/mo. Good for adult with small car.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

Misc. Help


(counting money). 15-25 hrs per week. Must be available to start as early as 7 am and finish as late as 2 pm and be available any days of the week. Must be physically fit as this is a physically demanding position. Send resume to, or fax 1-403-243-4812.

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


for all Albertans


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990



In Town of Trochu Morning Delivery 1 hour per day 6 days per week No collection No Sundays


Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook 1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Please contact QUITCY

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds



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

Farmers' Market


BROWN EGGS AND LAMB now has free range pork : gourmet hams and sausage. Great selection of warm woolies. Phone 403-782-4095

Condos/ Townhouses


FRESHLY painted 3 Bdrm. INNISFAIL 1 1/2 baths, 5 appls,, n/s, Avail Now, 2 bdrm, 1 bath no pets, avail. now, Deer suite, 2 appl, laundry in Park 403-391-1740 bldg, new flooring, $680 + $635 SD, N/P, N/S, HIGHLAND GREEN pwr, Avail Feb 1, 3 bdrm, 2 PM 34 301, 5604 50 Ave bath townhouse, 4 appl, S i m M g m t & R e a l t y $1050 + util, $1000 SD, 4 0 3 - 3 4 0 - 0 0 6 5 e x t 4 1 2 small dog ok w/ fee, N/S, PM 544 88, 5935 63 St S i m M g m t & R e a l t y Stores/ 403-340-0065 ext 412 Commercial



newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s Avail. immed. & 2 for Jan. 2 403-304-7576 / 347-7545

Kyte/Kelloway Cres.

Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, Sporting n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Goods Avail. Jan. 2 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 GOLF travel bag, black SOUTHWOOD PARK w/wheels, very good cond. 3110-47TH Avenue, $40, 403-346-0093 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 Travel baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Packages Sorry no pets. TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers Riverfront Estates SOMETHING Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, for everyone. bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, Make your travel blinds, large balcony, plans now. no pets, n/s, $1195 or $1220 along the river. SD $1000. avail. Jan. 2 403-304-7576 347-7545

1860 1900





WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912


rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390


Houses/ Duplexes



SHOP for rent 50x80, big truck wash bay, & 2 small offices, 403-346-0890, 403-302-0169

Mobile Lot


LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon 403-550-8777


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Houses For Sale


FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s Riverside Meadows phone #, etc. 342-7355 Avail Dec 15, 3 bdrm, 1.5 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer bath townhouse, 4 appl, $1150 + util, $1100 SD, N/P, N/S, PM 294 11, 5943 Condos/ 60A St - Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 Townhouses


Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Sharon 403-550-8777


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

2 BDRM. 4 appls. no pets. $800/mo. + d.d. 403-343-6609 3 BDRM. 4 plex, Innisfail, heat included, $795 w/laundry connection 403-357-7817



townhouse in Clearview Ridge, $245,500 Walk to Clearview Market Square. 2 bdrm. 2.5 bath 1091 sq. ft., 6 appls. included, 2 parking stalls. Call 403-392-8999 email: 1504.30carleton@



Avail Jan 1, 3 bdrm, 1.5

4-plex, 4 appl, $950 + House In Grandview bath util, $900 SD, No pets, 2 bdrms., 2.5 baths, fin.

N/S, PM 506 42A Onaway bsmt., in-suite laundry. Ave - Sim Mgmt & Realty Garage, yard, No Smoking 4 0 3 - 3 4 0 - 0 0 6 5 e x t 4 1 2 NO PETS. $1450. & utils. Avail NOW! Hearthstone 403-314-0099, 396-9554 7 ACRES, all utilities, road, quonset, greenhounse Suites antique home $353,000. ORIOLE PARK Firewood Near Red Deer, great for Avail Jan 1, 3 bdrm, 2 NEWSPAPER horses, 403-227-5132 bath 1/2 duplex, 6 appl, 1 & 2 BDRM. APTS. CARRIERS $1400 + util, $1350 SD, Clean, quiet bldg. AFFORDABLE REQUIRED for Call 318-0901. Homestead Firewood N/P, N/S PM 260 6042 Orr Manufactured Afternoon Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. Dr - Sim Mgmt & Realty DOWNTOWN Homes 4 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 6 5 e x t 4 1 2 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 Avail Jan 1, 1 bdrm, 1 bath delivery in suite, 2 appl, $700 + pwr, Bowden & FIREWOOD 347-7211 MUST SELL $700 SD, No pets, Adults By Owner $7,000. Innisfail only, PM 242 - Sim Mgmt Condos/ Sharon 403-550-8777 Please contact FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, & Realty 403-340-0065 ext Townhouses Poplar. Can deliver 412 QUITCY 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 at 403-314-4316 or email 2 bdrm. townhouse in RD EXCLUSIVE Apt. in Lots For qmacaulay@ Sale Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner 5 appls., 2 parking stalls, Royal Oaks BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / unfinished bsmt. $975 Modern 2 bdrm., 2 bath, FULLY SERVICED del. Lyle 403-783-2275 N/S, no pets. 403-505-7545 Celebrate your life balcony. In-suite laundry. res & duplex lots in Lacombe. with a Classified Parking, No Pets. $1325. SPLIT Dry Firewood. De33 Cosgrove Cres. Builders terms or owner + elect. Adult Only. Avail. ANNOUNCEMENT livery avail (403)845-8989 Large townhouse, balcony, will J.V. with investors or Jan. 1. Hearthstone 2 bdrm. + den, 1.5 baths. 5 subtrades who wish to become appls., in-suite laundry, NO 403-314-0099 or 319-4225 home builders. Great Health & PETS. Avail. Jan. 1! $1095 returns. Call 403-588-8820 Beauty Gas & Elect. Hearthstone GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, D.D. $825, 1 BDRM., 403-314-0099 or 396-9554 Investment *NEW!* Asian Relaxation $740, N/S, no pets, no Massage Downtown RD partiers, avail immed.. Opportunities AVAIL. Jan. 1, 3 bdrm. 587-377-1298 Open Mon.P/T GRAVEYARD shift 1-403-200-8175 townhouse, 4 appl., hardFri. daily 11am - 6 pm. Person req’d. immed. Must Looking for business partwood, 2 parking stalls, HOSPITAL NORTH be 18 yrs. old. Please apNO! NO! On warranty c l o s e t o s h o p p i n g & Avail Jan 1, 1 bdrm, 1 bath ners. Low investment and ply in person with resume $275. 403-227-2976 schools. $1075 + util. + d.d suite, 2 appl, $725 + pwr, quick return on investment. to Express 24 EASTVIEW. Apply to: cneaves 403-506-0054 $675 SD, NO PETS, N/S, 140 Erickson Drive for more info PM 479 7, 5110 43 St Household BOWER Sim Mgmt & Realty Avail Jan 1, 1 bdrm, 1 4 0 3 - 3 4 0 - 0 0 6 5 e x t 4 1 2 Appliances bath condo-suite, 2 appl, APPLS. reconditioned lrg. pets ok w/ pet fee, N/S, INNISFAIL selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. $ 8 7 5 + p w r, $ 8 2 5 S D warr. Riverside Appliances PM374 206, 41 Bennett St Avail Now, 2 bdrm, 1 bath - S i m M g m t & R e a l t y main floor, 4 appl, $775 + 403-342-1042 4 0 3 - 3 4 0 - 0 0 6 5 e x t 4 1 2 60 % util, $725 SD, N/P, N/S PM 261 4803A 46 Ave - Sim Mgmt & Realty CLASSIFICATIONS Household DOWNTOWN 403-340-0065 ext 412 Furnishings 5000-5300 Avail Jan 1, 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo-suite, 5 appl, LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. COFFEE table 58” x 22” x Adults only, $925 + pwr, 15h with center closed cu- $875 SD, N/P, N/S, PM SUITES. 25+, adults only bical $200 403-314-2026 488 302, 4415 48 Ave - n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 Cars Sim Mgmt & Realty PENHOLD lrg. 1 bdrm., Classifieds 4 0 3 - 3 4 0 - 0 0 6 5 e x t 4 1 2 incl. heat water. $675 avail. Your place to SELL Jan. 1, 403-348-6594 Your place to BUY at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@













LIMITED Edit. pink Dyson upright vacuum cleaner $150, 403-346-9899

Hydrovac Truck Operators


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

E-mail or Fax resume to: Human Resources at 403-845-5370

Misc. Help

Misc. for Sale


2 BOXES of Wildlife books ea.$10; box of assorted indoor flower pots $15; med. spider plant, $7; rubber plant variegated green leaves $10; 30” bow saw and case $15; 3 pc. unit w/liquor cabinet $55; 6 cubical unit, great for books, pictures, etc. $70 403-314-2026


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


We are a busy & growing construction company looking for Hydrovac Truck Operators to join our busy team! Work around the Red Deer area for the winter.


BLUE Flame Heater, thermo controlled, 10,000 BTU, $75; electric oil heater, $30; Woodwork patterns $10; 6 fireplace tools, $10; Star Choice Receiver, $5; Gimme-Five game, $20; Sequence game $20; 2 vanity light fixtures and 3 track satin light fixtures, $30. 403-358-5247 COACH purse and wallet, set, $100; Louis Vuitton purses $50 each, 403-346-9899

is expanding its facility to double production.

NEVER USED, genuine Ugg boots, size 7, $125; 2 Liz Clairborne purses $30 each, 403-346-9899

We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

NEW George Foreman rotisserie never used $35; original large charcoal paintings, aboriginal prints, 2 @ $15/ea, 3 @25/ea., various Christmas porcelain pieces 4@ 15/ea. 403-986-6566

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


- Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers

Pets & Supplies


20 GAL. fish tank, Hartz, still in box. $35. 403-227-2976

Manufactured Homes


Newly Renovated Mobile Home

2 0 11 C H E V C A M A R O 2SS/RS, LS3, 6 speed, 2104 kms $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted



20,000with Intro

2008 TOYOTA YARIS FWD, 62709 kms, $10888 348-8788 Sport & Import


400/month lot Rent incl. Cable Sharon (403) 340-0225


Renter’s Special

2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE FWD, $10888, 7620-50 Ave, Sport & Import

FREE Cable 2 & 3 bedroom modular/mobile homes

2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0T FWD, 4 cyl. turbo, $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

in pet friendly park


Starting at



Sharon (403) 340-0225

2005 FORD Escape, AWD auto., blue, 173,000 kms. $6500. 403-346-4795 274499L1-31


2 BDRM. 1240 sq. ft 1-1/2 baths, Blackfalds, fenced, $900. Avail. Jan. 1. 403-357-7326

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012






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2005 CHRYSLER Cross- 2008 HONDA RIDGELINE fire LTD, 6 speed, htd. RT 4X4, $19888 348-8788 lthr., $11888 348-8788 Sport & Import Sport & Import You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sell it for you!

2001 DODGE Ram 1500. Q/cab. loaded 403-596-6995

Vans Buses


2004 PONTIAC Montana 7 pass, cloth, V6, pw, pdl, DVD, remote sliding door, new tires/front suspension, $4900 403-357-8811 2007 JEEP Grand Cherokee AWD $15888 348-8788 Sport & Import



2005 CHRYSLER 300 lthr, 64,690 kms, $12,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


2007 CADILLAC Escalade AWD, lthr.,rear air, sunroof, $27888, 348-8788 Sport & Import

2000 TRIPLE E, 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Fully equipped. 403-442-3815

Tires, Parts Acces.

At 2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON FWD,106300 kms, $6888 348-8788 Sport & Import

has relocated to



Auto Wreckers


2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER S $16888 348-8788 Sport & Import Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS


A1 REDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519


2008 SUZUKI SX4 FWD, 89106 kms, $7888 3488788 Sport & Import


REDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

Vehicles Wanted To Buy



NEW TAKE OFF TIRES 245-75R-17â&#x20AC;? General Grabber E rated 10 ply tires. $100/ea. 403-341-9315

2010 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT Power Wagon 4X4, hemi, winch, $26888 3488788 Sport & Import

REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629

2007 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE 4X4, $19888 7620- 50 AVE, Sport & Import

2004 DODGE Dakota Sport 4X4, V-8, $8888 348- 8788 Sport & Import 1991 FORD Ranger E/C. V6, 5 spd., not bad shape, $1250, 403-304-5035

JERUSALEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime minister on Monday accused the international community of â&#x20AC;&#x153;deafening silenceâ&#x20AC;? in response to recent vows by the head of the Hamas militant group to fight on until the Jewish state is destroyed, and appeared unmoved by the gathering storm of global condemnation of his governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to continue settling the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough words were likely to deepen the rift between Israel and some of its closest allies, particularly in Europe, that has emerged since the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favour of Palestinian independence last month. In a sign of the tense relations, European Union foreign ministers were gathered in Brussels to condemn new settlement construction that Netanyahu has authorized in response to the U.N. decision. Speaking to foreign reporters, Netanyahu accused the international community of having double standards, condemning not-yet-built settlements in the West Bank while standing quiet during a historic visit to the Gaza Strip by Hamasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal. Making his first trip to the Hamas-ruled territory over the weekend, Mashaal delivered a series of speeches to throngs of supporters vowing to wipe Israel off the map. The visit underscored Hamasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rising clout and regional acceptance since its eightday conflict with Israel last

month. Netanyahu also directed his ire at Hamasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, for not speaking out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This weekend the leader of Hamas, sitting next to the Hamas leader of Gaza, a man who praised Osama Bin Laden, this weekend openly called for the destruction of Israel. Where was the outrage? Where were the U.N. resolutions? Where was President Abbas?â&#x20AC;? Netanyahu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Palestinian diplomats summoned to European and other capitals to explain why the PA president not only refused to condemn this but actually declared his intention to unite with Hamas. There was nothing, there was silence and it was deafening silence,â&#x20AC;? he added. Netanyahu has long complained that the world unfairly singles out Israel for criticism. In Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address, he accused the United Nations of passing an unbalanced resolution that supported Palestinian independence but did not address Israeli security concerns. The U.N. resolution recognized a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. Just eight countries sided with Israel in opposing the vote. Although it does not end Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem, the resolution gave an international endorsement to the Palestinian position on the borders between Israel and a future Palestine. It also amounted to a broad

condemnation of Israeli settlements in the two areas. Israel withdrew its troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005. Netanyahu, who rejects a return to Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1967 lines, responded to the U.N. resolution with plans to build thousands of new homes in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The most contentious plan is to develop a corridor linking east Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim, one of the largest Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The Palestinians say this project, known as E1, would deal a death blow to any hopes for peace since it would separate the West Bank from east Jerusalem, their hoped-for capital, and drive a deep wedge between the northern and southern parts of the West Bank by creating a string of settlements jutting nearly halfway across the West Bank. Israeli officials say construction on the E1 project is years away. But the country has come under fierce criticism by its closest allies, the U.S. and major countries in Western Europe. Last week, a string of Israeli ambassadors were summoned for official reprimand in European capitals, and on Monday, EU foreign ministers gathered in Brussels to discuss a response to the plan. Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foreign minister, Carl Bildt, said the Israeli construction plans have caused â&#x20AC;&#x153;extreme concernâ&#x20AC;? in the 27-nation EU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the Israelis did on E1 has shifted opinions in Europe,â&#x20AC;? Bildt said as he arrived for the meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the Israelis are aware of this.â&#x20AC;?

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1995 — The House of Commons passes resolution recognizing that Quebec is a distinct society within Canada. 1992 — U.S. lawyer Gary Bettman becomes the first commissioner of the National Hockey League. 1962 — Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas hanged in the Don Jail in Toronto. It was

Canada’s last judicial hanging. 1916 — Saskatchewan votes to abolish liquor stores. 1911 — Alberta brings in first Motor Vehicles Act and sets speed limit in towns and cities at 15 mph, and at 20 mph in less settled areas. In outside urban areas, drivers are required to slow down to six mph when approaching or passing pedestrians and horses, and to assist any horseman who requires assistance. Drivers are required to take out a licence, must be over 16 if a boy or over 18 if a young lady.





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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. †Until December 13, 2012, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2013 Ford [Fusion Hybrid]/ [Fusion (excluding Hybrid), Explorer (excluding Base), Expedition, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs)]/[Mustang V6 Premium and GT (excluding GT500 and BOSS302), Edge (excluding SE), Escape (excluding S)]/[Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), Fiesta (excluding S), Taurus (excluding SE), F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2 value leader), F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew (excluding Raptor)], models for a maximum of [36]/ [48]/ [60]/ [72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 36/ 48/ 60/ 72 months, monthly payment is $833.33/ $625.00/ $500.00/ $416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 2.0L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $18,999/$29,499/$36,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $750/$0/$2,500 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. 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Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $750/$0/$2,500 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Fusion HEV & Energi, C-Max, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. 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