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Crime rate up 8.7% in 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

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BUT NUMBER OF VIOLENT CRIMES DECLINE BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s robbery rate doubled in a year, while sexual assaults fell more than 17 per cent, according to statistics released on Tuesday. The City of Red Deer numbers for Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 2012, show that several major crime categories declined over the same period last year. There have been two homicides this year compared to four during the same 2011 period. Sexual assaults numbered 131 to Oct. 31, 2011, while the number was 108 for the 2012 period. This amounted to a 17.6 per cent decline. Robbery numbers doubled in the 2012 period. There were 80 for the 2011 period while this year that number jumped to 162. Assault numbers rose by six per cent, with 1,637 being reported during the first 10 months of 2012. Last year, the number was 1,540. Other statistics that saw significant increases (Jan.1 to Oct. 31, 2011, in parentheses): criminal harassment — 542 (447); fraud — 852 (661); theft of motor vehicles — 492 (354); break-ins — 990 (787); theft over $5,000 — 85 (49); theft under $5,000 — 3,950 (3,323); and mischief to property — 3,281 (2,864). Marked declines show up in other crimes: other sexual offences — 15 (45); arson — 35 (46); possession of drugs — 530 (622); drug trafficking — 379 (477). Community Services director Greg Scott said the key statistic within these 10 months is that total crimes against persons climbed 8.7 per cent. The number of offences for the 2012 period was 3,111, from 2,862 in 2011. “Fortunately, the violent crime so far has been down,� Scott said on Tuesday. “But other areas have increased, which isn’t uncommon when you look at a five-year trend. Some numbers have gone up, some have gone down, based on what is happening in the community.�

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First-aider Jesse Stevenson helps victim Gesley Fenelui, 13, to the assembly point during the mock disaster at Canadian Union College Tuesday. Please see related video at www.reddeeradvocate.com. await rescue in the one-and-a-halfhour exercise. Each sported a sticker detailing injuries or symptoms; broken limbs, severe bleeding and unconsciousness were common. Many had conditions to further test rescuers, among them hypothermia, schizophrenia, aggression, hysteria and even pregnancy. “It’s better than school because there’s no homework after this,� said Barbara Kiers, 13. Most took the scenario seriously,

A MOCK DISASTER IS THE FINAL TEST FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A FIRST-AID COURSE AT CANADIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF LACOMBE — Final exams aren’t usually life and death matters. Nine Outdoor Pursuits students at Canadian Union College know differently. Their semester-long international advanced wilderness first-aid course ended with a simulated mudslide wiping out a Nepali school, leaving two dead and nearly 30 injured. “Graduates should be able to help out from anything like Haitian earthquakes to flooding from typhoons in the Philippines like has happened recently — and maybe even a weekend camping trip,� said instructor Paul Lehmann. The Outdoor Pursuits Department offers two-year diploma and threeand four-year bachelor of arts degrees with skills in practical outdoor knowledge, leadership and counselling, giving graduates a wide variety of job options. Staying mostly silent, a Grade 8 and 9 College Heights Christian School class acted as victims, spreading out over the college’s central campus on Lacombe’s north side to

doing their best to limp, groan and feign other injuries. By the midway point, it was a lark for some, two girls even singing the disco anthem Stayin’ Alive to entertain themselves. As the exercise progressed, Lehmann told his first aiders about the threats of a second mudslide, violent lightning strikes and a possible natural gas leak in a nearby building.

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First-aider Chantal Leotaud performs triage on a victim during the mock disaster at Canadian Union College Tuesday.

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Time running out to reach housing goals: consultant BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF

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Red Deer better get working on more affordable housing if it wants to meet its goal to end homelessness by 2018, says the consultant on Red Deer’s first point-in-time homeless count. The Red Deer Point in Time Homeless Count 2012 Final Report, released on Monday, showed 279 homeless people were found the night of the count,

Oct. 16. John Whitesell, chief operating officer of OrgCode Consulting Inc., said in the end the only solution to homelessness is housing and that requires planning and collaboration. “You cannot do this without the support of the private sector and making it right for the developers and the land-

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A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Crowded SPCA seeks homes for animals BY TYLER DAWSON ADVOCATE STAFF When Mr. Peebles was dropped off at the Red Deer and District SPCA, he joined around 200 animals housed at the facility. The kitten had been wandering for weeks with a broken hip. A $500 donation from the family that found him paid for his hip surgery at the onsite veterinary clinic and he is on the road to recovery. The Red Deer SPCA is currently housing the highest number of animals in its history. Executive director Tara Hellewell has launched a All I Want for Christmas campaign to help animals find new homes. Each week, the SPCA posts photos of animals up for adoption on the Red Deer SPCA Facebook page. The animal shelter is also seeking donations from the community. For families looking to adopt, “Christmas can be a very good time to integrate pets into their homes,” said Hellewell, noting time off work allows people to adjust to a new family member. In particular, she said she hopes families might forego a puppy in favour of older, more mature dogs, which are less likely to be adopted. “They fit in with your lifestyle more quickly,” she said. While the SPCA adoption policy prevents giving pets as gifts, Hellewell said it has been a good month for adoptions, as people might be “feeling a little bit more generous as a family.” Interested families, including those

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Tara Hellewell executive director of the Red Deer and Dist. SPCA spends a little time in one of the cat rooms at the Red Deer facility. The SPCA in Red Deer currently has a record number of animals at the shelter. with any current pets, must meet prospective pets together before adoption can occur. For those who are unable to open up their homes, the SPCA is also seeking donations through the campaign. While Hellewell said she has big plans for special projects and expansions for the facility, she said her concern now is finding money to cover the general operating budget. This includes expenses such as bills, staff salaries and the onsite veterinary clinic. Hellewell said the Red Deer SPCA

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STATISTICS: Significant impact on safety The city plans to use the statistics, along with other crime prevention data, to put together some initiatives in the next couple of years. “We hope this will help a significant impact on safety,” said Scott. The city created a Safety Charter as part of its 2012-14 Strategic Direction. The Safety Charter’s goal is to promote a safe community through active citizen participation. Among the outcomes expected are: developing a Social Master Plan by 2014, and improved response by the police and allied agencies to individuals with mental health issues. “Crime is just one factor in measuring the overall safety of a city, but its impacts are important to everyone, and we need to continue to work together to identify crime prevention and enforcement programs that work for Red Deer,” said Mayor Morris Flewwelling. The Crime Prevention and Policing Review approved in 2011 identified options and alternatives related to community safety, and that work continues to develop solutions that will work for Red Deer. In October, council reviewed the next step for crime prevention and community safety that will assess the current situation, gather community input, review best practices and provide a framework for establishing a community-based Red Deer model to help make the city a safer place. The city will release statistics on crime on a more regular basis, thanks to a new crime analyst position approved in the 2012 municipal budget. That person was hired in the summer, said Scott. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

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operates on a lean annual budget, and has a pet shop and cremation service to help raise revenues. However, she noted that last year the organization ran at a $50,000 loss. The Red Deer SPCA hopes to raise $80,000 this month. So far, $30,000 has been donated. December is one of the peak times for donations, as many people give them as gifts to friends and family. The SPCA will then send a card to the gift recipient to show how the donation helped the animals. Most donations, Hellewell said, are

“One told me this is quite a reality check. They’re going to debrief themselves a lot at the end.” Rescuers searched for victims, then performed triage assessments and basic first aid before gathering the injured together for further treatment. All were then moved indoors to a makeshift hospital and assembled for transport. “It went pretty good,” said first aider Kim McKay. “We got those out that we could.” Team leader Leo Gulfan wasn’t so certain. “My team did exceptionally well. I think we got everybody pretty quickly out of the danger zone. “But we lost five people and as far as I know, we only had two at the start. If we’d come out with more people (alive), it would have been better.” The scenario and exam over, the newly resurrected joined other victims and their rescuers for a pizza lunch. rfiedler@reddeeradvocate.com

HOMELESS: Many are aboriginals Whitesell said the city appears to be at an impasse, but an impasse is just a pause between ideas. “So regroup, rethink,” Whitesell said. Friendship Society executive director Tanya Schur said the extent of homelessness among aboriginals in Red Deer is not news to the society. “We need to invest in the aboriginal population in order to create a way for the aboriginal population

in the $20 to $50 range. If funding and adoption targets aren’t met, Hellewell said the worst case scenario is the SPCA may have to start turning away animals until more space opens up at the facility. The Red Deer and District SPCA is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Thursdays, when it is closed. Those interested in adoption or making a donation are encouraged to visit www.reddeerspca.com or phone 403-342-7722 for more information. tdawson@reddeeradvocate.com

to be contributing citizens in our community, which is what we want. We want a home like everyone else,” Schur said. “Forty-four per cent of the aboriginal population is homeless. I can guarantee you that 44 per cent of the funding to deal with housing and homelessness isn’t going to the aboriginal community.” Schur said the not-in-my-back-yard attitude is a big hurdle but homelessness costs everyone in society. The cultural centre is about sharing the aboriginal culture with Red Deer citizens, increasing tourism, improving economics and providing educational opportunities. “The public will be able to get behind it and support it when they understand we were never talking about detox. We were never talking about a shelter. We were always talking about building an aboriginal community of people that would include our youth, our families and our elders,” said Schur. Whitesell said reducing homelessness requires working towards a societal shift in norms and values. “I think what Mayor (Morris) Flewwelling did in terms of championing the cause was probably a great starting point for Red Deer,” he said. Scott Cameron, the city’s social planning manager, said this month his department will start developing its priorities for next year and the homeless count is an affirmation of what the city is seeing. “It is a snapshot in time. But I think it’s a good representative picture of what we’re hearing from programs and services,” Cameron said. Nearly three out of four homeless from the count reported an addiction. Kath Hoffman, executive director of Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing, said typically the root cause of issues like addiction is trauma. “We know that longer term services are the key. It takes a long time to sustain a change. We don’t have the longer term services that we need. That’s where I see Safe Harbour fitting in.” szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 A3

BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

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Town of Sylvan Lake’s plans to redevelop its multiplex recreational facility remain on track. Council approved going ahead with detailed design on Monday and set a maximum budget of $16.5 million for the facility. The project involves replacing the arena and redeveloping the facility to include a four-lane indoor running track, child activity area, seniors and civic events centres, and other meeting, administration and concession areas. Sylvan Lake Mayor Susan Samson said the town is proposing to borrow $7.9 million for the facility and tap into another $4.5 million from its reserves and through government grants. It is also hoped that $3.1 million will come from neighbouring summer villages and counties and $2.5 million can be raised through donations, sponsors and user groups. Council looked at three conceptual designs before settling on the one chosen. During the planning process, a proposal to include a new curling rink as part of the facility was dropped. Instead, the town has proposed spending up to $1.5 million to renovate the existing five-sheet curling rink. A report to council says renovating to create a new four-rink facility is the most cost-effective of three options reviewed.

“The dilemma is that is not the preferred option of the curling club,” she said. The local curling club favours a six-sheet facility. Samson said the issue has been sent back to the club for further discussion. “The reason we stepped back away from it is because what council’s vision was for the curling rink does not align with what the curling people actually want,” she said. “So this opens the door for an opportunity to fundraise to a greater extent to build the six sheets of ice that they want.” Curling club board member John Walsh said the town’s $1.5 million is a “jolly good start” and now the club must discuss how best to replace the 60-year-old rinks with something that meets the community’s needs. The success of fundraising will play a large role in determining what shape the new facility takes and whether it will house six sheets. It would likely cost somewhere around $2 million to build a six-sheet facility. “If we can’t raise the funds we may be looking at four sheets. But we are being optimistic in saying we’re going to be raising the funds for six sheets. “This is a great opportunity to see what the curling community can achieve.” pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

Accused testifies in dangerous driving case BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF All witnesses have been called, examined and cross-examined in the jury trial of a woman accused of dangerous driving in relation to a fatal collision. Cherish Elsie Schutte, 24, of Canwood, Sask., admitted in Red Deer Queen’s Bench court to driving the northbound pickup truck that collided with a westbound pickup on Aug. 29, 2010, at the intersection of Hwys 21 and 11. Donna Ann Johnson, 47, of Parkside, Sask., Schutte’s mother, was in the truck with Schutte and killed at the scene of the crash. Eric Comeau, 26 at the time, of Consort, was injured at scene. He was in the other vehicle involved in the crash. Defence attorney Eamon O’Keefe called Schutte to the stand on Tuesday afternoon after the Crown had called its last witness earlier in the day. Schutte said she was driving to a cousin’s wedding at Pine Lake with her mother on Aug. 27, 2010, from Schutte’s then home in Lloydminster. On Aug. 29 at about 11 a.m., Schutte said they left, adding she did not consume alcohol at any point in the weekend, as the wedding took place at the Salvation Army camp at Pine Lake. She said for the drive home, she set her cruise control to 108 km/h, as she usually does for long trips. As she approached the intersection, she remembers seeing the Important Intersection Ahead sign and the next thing she said she saw was truck headlights in her peripheries. “I inhaled and that’s it,” said Schutte, adding she didn’t have time to react. Schutte said she was unfamiliar with the drive and didn’t think she would have to stop after the important intersection sign, but she would have stopped if she saw the sign. After the collision, Schutte said she tried to get a response from her mother but was unable. She said “Don’t leave me,” to her mother as witnesses rushed to help. Leading up to the intersection, Schutte said she doesn’t remember seeing any other signs or feeling any vibrations from the rumble strips. Prior to Schutte’s testimony, the Crown called Cpl. Donavan Gulak, an RCMP collision reconstruction analyst. Gulak said the Important Intersection Ahead sign was 630 metres from the stop line at the intersection of Hwys 11 and 21. There were also five sets of rumble strips, a Stop Sign Ahead sign

leading to the intersection and a 1.2-metre-by-1.2 metre Stop sign with a flashing red light above the sign at the intersection for drivers traveling on Hwy 21. He said that through his investigation, he determined that Schutte’s pickup was travelling at 76 km/h while the other truck was travelling at 97 km/h. However, he noted that the calculations he used in his investigation do not account for how the collision would affect speed. He said there were four points of impact in his report. The initial impact for the Schutte’s truck was at the front of the vehicle, while the other vehicle suffered damage on the driver side. After the initial impact, Gulak said the two vehicles collided again, this time parallel, for what he called a “side-slap.” Then both vehicles entered the ditch with the Schutte’s truck colliding with a light stand with its tailgate and the other vehicle striking a barbed-wire fence. Closing arguments are today. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

Red Deer police and fire crews are investigating a suspected arson in the Mountview neighbourhood. A renter in a home at 3510 42nd Ave. noticed the rear of the residence was in flames at about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He called 911, then proceeded to shovel show onto the fire to extinguish most of the blaze, said Pat Mulrooney, a platoon chief with Red Deer Emergency Services. About 15 firefighters arrived at the scene, along with police investigators. Mulrooney said evidence found indicates the fire was purposely set, so it’s being investigated as a suspected arson. A police dog team was also brought in but so far there are no suspects. Firefighters stayed for about an hour and a half to ensure the fire was completely out. Mulrooney said the flames were found to have extended inside the house, and some floor and ceiling tiles had to be removed. He estimated the damage to be about $5,000. “It could have been a lot worse. It’s a good thing (the renter) was home at that time of day.” Members of the Red Deer City RCMP and the fire inspector continue to investigate.

Premier says provincial operating budget will balance in 2013-14 EDMONTON — Premier Alison Redford is trying to reassure Albertans that the province’s operating budget will balance in the next fiscal year. A recent note from Redford’s office to party members suggested that the government was working toward a balanced budget in 2014, despite repeated earlier statements that next year’s budget would contain a small operating surplus.

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On the edge of the cliff? Raise taxes, cut spending. In all the world, that’s the prescription the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the greater powers of the European Union have for all countries whose out-of-control debt is threatening the global economy. That’s the medicine preGREG scribed for Greece, Spain NEIMAN and Portugal. And when the leader of Italy’s unelected technocrat government, Mario Monti, decided to step down over the weekend, the country’s stock index took an immediate hit. Monti was specifically placed in of-

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fice to raise taxes and cut spending in 2011, when Italy was poised on the verge of a Greece-like economic meltdown. As directed, he raised taxes and cut spending, and despite the pain inflicted on the Italian middle class, he’s widely seen as the county’s saviour. So, if raising taxes and cutting spending is called good (if bitter) medicine in all the world, why is it called a fiscal cliff in the United States? Why is prudent government something to be feared in what is still the world’s largest and most influential economy? Here in Red Deer, why should we be afraid that America might go over that cliff? Because they won’t buy as much of our oil and gas? That doesn’t seem likely. Because they won’t buy our manufactured goods? We already buy far more of these things from the U.S. than they buy from us, so a drop in these exports should hardly be called a fiscal cliff in Canada. I make no claims to understanding that disconnect. In fact, I wish somebody could make a clear explanation

as to why raising taxes and cutting spending in America is bad, where for everywhere else on the planet it’s the basis of qualifying for economic bailouts. The reasoning can’t be completely blamed on America’s high debt-to-GDP rating. According to IMF figures, it’s 103 per cent. The rate for Greece is 161 per cent. Italy, where the tax-and-cut turnaround has begun, is at 123 per cent. Spain (a troubled economy, by most reports) has a debt-to-GDP ratio of only 68 per cent, which is far less than strong-economy Canada’s 85 per cent. France, at 86 per cent, is said to be in the danger zone, while Britain, at 82 per cent is said to be close to some serious trouble. No strong trend indicators there. Pundits are telling us that if America puts a surtax on high incomes, and cuts program spending (primarily in the military, but also in health care reforms), the result will be like taking everyone’s spending allowance away. The rich won’t buy stuff (as if), the mid-

dle class will have less (what else is new?) and the poor will have less of a safety net (America? Safety net?). And there will be another recession. I suppose the pundits do know what they’re saying, but nobody has explained the alternative. Debts have to be paid, governments can’t run away from reality . . . or they must eventually run over a cliff. Better sooner than later, I say. Until we get better information, it seems to me that America faces a chimera, not a fiscal cliff. We should worry more that President Barack Obama, Congress and the Senate patch together some sort of delay tactic, rather than face their problems head on. America should not be above taking its medicine. Neither should Canada, when we need it. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@ gmail.com.

Crude vehicle decals embarrass Albertans When I encounter vehicles with large, obnoxious slogans emblazoned across the back window or tailgate, I can’t help but make a few assumptions about the owner. ● I assume that person has no regard for common decency. ● I assume that person had poor role models as a child, or is now intent on being a bad role model for children. ● I assume that person has never read anything deeper than Maxim magazine. ● I assume that person LEO abuses small animals for recPARÉ reation. Alberta has a reputation as Canada’s rough-and-tough province. There’s a lot of testosterone in the atmosphere and we’ve set a bluecollar standard rivalled only by our fellow Prairie dwellers over in Saskatchewan. I grew up on a farm outside a small Northern Alberta oil town and I’ve done a little time in the patch, so I speak from experience. Many young Alberta males have an affinity for raunchy humour. Sex, death, racism, incest and rape are all common fodder for jokes carefully crafted to evoke shock, disgust and uncomfortable laughter. I can appreciate the occasional off-colour joke as much as the next guy, but putting over-the-top material in the back window of your pickup truck crosses a line of public decency. As an individual, I might chuckle at some of it. As a parent, I can’t and won’t. As if the image of Calvin peeing on Ford and Chevy logos wasn’t bad enough, recently, a friend told me about a jacked-up truck he spotted with a window decal that said, ‘Four Doors for More Whores.’ When I took to Twitter to share my disdain for these kind of phrases, someone pointed out a vehicle in Red Deer that boasts a slogan in the window that reads, ‘Dead Girls Never Say No.’ Another Twitter user forwarded me a photo of a truck window with wording too nasty and disgusting to share in this column — let’s just say no loving father would want his young daughter to see it. And of course we’ve all seen the popular, ‘Dodge the Father. *** the Daughter’ decal — a favourite among many who embrace the usual redneck clichés. And I’m not even going to start into what I think about TruckNutz. ... All of these things are a metaphorical middle finger to the world, like a personal billboard that says, “I’m ignorant and proud of it.” Perhaps its time for legislators to examine what freedom of ‘vehicular expression’ we’re willing to tolerate. In fact, this issue is loosely addressed in Section 163 of the Canadian Criminal Code, which provides the country’s legal definition of obscenity: 163. (1) Every one commits an offence who (a) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, circulates, or has in his possession for the purpose of publication, distribution or circulation any obscene written matter, picture, model, phonograph record or other thing whatever; or (b) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purposes of publication, distribution or circulation a crime comic. Beyond whatever the legalities may be, I simply don’t like the idea of my grandparents or my young children being subject to this kind of filth. And do we really need tourists returning to their home provinces and countries with tales about all the disgusting, low-brow bumper stickers they saw in Alberta? It’s a crying shame, but sometimes we must call upon government to legislate good judgment and common sense to the lower end of our province’s gene pool. Leo Paré is the Advocate’s online editor. Contact him by email at lpare@reddeeradvocate.com or follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LeoPare

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Take aim at gun advisory body; it’s dysfunctional and biased Should Canada loosen the laws to make it easier to obtain handguns and restricted weapons? Absolutely not. But the federal firearms advisory committee says otherwise. The committee recently recommended the rules be changed, saying some prohibited weapons, including handguns and assault rifles, should be reclassified to make them more easily available. The recommendation makes no sense. And its absurdity has been noted by the federal government, which says it will never happen. Some Canadians are still angry over the controversial scrapping of the long-barrel RICK gun registry. Now this puzZEMANEK zling recommendation. It is particularly puzzling give that handguns are the weapon of choice in Canada when it comes to firearm violence, accounting for about 70 per cent of gun-related killings. Much to his credit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, rebuked the recommendations and promised a review of the advisory committee’s membership. The body is dominated by sport shooting enthusiasts and those opposed to gun control. “Let me be clear as I can be,” Harper told the Commons last week. “Prohibited weapons exist as a category under the law for essential reasons of public security. The government has absolutely no intention of weakening that category of protections.” Does this advisory committee want gun laws similar to those in the United States? We don’t need mentally unstable shooters obtaining firearms and am-

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munition enough to create horrible public tragedies, like those that are far too commonplace in the U.S. The committee also recommended that firearms licences be good for at least 10 years, as opposed to the current five. Again, the suggestion is ludicrous. The five-year renewal rule is in place for good reason — to assess the competence of the licence holders. Plenty can happen to a person over 10 years. Police say that the five-year rule is a chance to weed out unstable gun owners. Harper is obligated to review the committee in light of these recommendations. The committee, which answers to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, is top-heavy with pro-gun advocates — hardly a recipe for impartial review of gun legislation. The 14-member committee is co-chaired by Steve Torino, president of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association. It includes prominent anti-registry advocates like Tony Bernardo, a gun-rights champion with the same association; Greg Farrant of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Linda Thom, an Olympic gold medalist in pistol shooting; and Niagara police Const. John Gayder, who has written that gun control “will prove to be as disastrously misguided as leech therapy, shock treatment and Thalidomide were to the field of medicine.” Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae suggested the committee needs wider representation, including police chiefs, and groups dealing with domestic violence and suicide prevention. Harper all but agreed. “I will take the advice of the leader of the Liberal party under consideration,” he said. “I’m obviously very concerned with some of the recommendations made in the report, and I think the committee does need some re-examination in that light.” The committee needs an overhaul to achieve balance, or it should be scrapped. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.

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We can protect our youth Every day in the news we read about the tragic consequences of bullying, addictions, mental illness, family violence, abuse, assaults and sexual exploitation on our youth. In Canada, suicide accounts for 24 per cent of all deaths among 15 to 24 year olds. In all daunting situations, every parent wants to know: How do I protect my child? How does one youth find the inner strength to cope and another continue to struggle? Why do some children consider suicide? How do we build resiliency? Resiliency is the ability to overcome the challenging events in our life and to function as well as before and eventually move forward. It is the ability to bounce back. It involves accepting all that life throws at us, learning from the good and the bad and becoming stronger. Building resiliency is complicated as we are dealing with human beings. A protective factor for one person may be a risk factor for another depending on their situation, experiences and the circumstances. However, these 10 positive characteristics can assist in developing healthy and respectful environments where children thrive and build the strength to adapt and grow. 1. Develop empathy — teach children to understand and sympathize with how others feel. 2. Good communication — teach children to become assertive communicators for win-win situations. 3. Strong problem solving skills — teach children confidence in making good choices. 4. Dedicated to learning — teach children to be interested in school and increasing their knowledge. 5. Goal driven — teach children how to set goals and strive for them. 6. Involved in engaging and rewarding activities — teach children a sense of purpose and belonging. 7. Hopeful about the future — teach children that things change and will get better. 8. Solid relationship with one or more adults — teach children to build a support network. 9. Live in a safe community — teach children to feel safe and secure. 10. Live in a well-functioning family — teach children how to engage in positive relationships. For those times our children are not feeling strong, be strong for them. Remember, there are agencies out there who want to help and support your families through the precarious life events that are cast at us. In Central Alberta, you can find support at Suicide Information and Education Services 403-3423966, support@suicidehelp.ca. Mary Dawn Eggleton Youth Education Co-ordinator Red Deer

Misinformed about history, economics Re: Stephan completely justified in condemning socialism, Nov. 23, letter to the editor In Bill Greenwood’s letter of Nov. 23, he seems to be somewhat confused or perhaps misinformed about some basic history and economics. He also seems to have entirely missed the point of my letter of Nov. 20, which was that in a liberal democracy like Canada’s, we value tolerance, diversity and debate. Liberal democracies must, by their very nature, have a high tolerance for dissent. To diminish these values weakens our democracy and potentially leads us down a dark path. Hitler’s extreme right wing reactionary Nazi Party was responsible for the Death Camps of the Second World War. Stalin and his extreme radical left wing Soviet Communist Party were responsible for the purges of the 1930s and the Gulags of Siberia. To suggest, as Greenwood does in his letter, that any democratic socialist party or nation had anything whatsoever to do with these crimes against humanity is not only wrong, it is mean-spirited. Just because Hitler and Stalin sometimes used the word “socialist” does not make them socialists. What Mr. Greenwood seems to be attempting to do in his letter is to lump three very different ideologies together and paint them with the same broad brush of contempt. That contempt is certainly justified when it comes to Stalin’s and Mao’s versions of communism and Hitler’s fascism, but to put socialists in the same company is

I am a member of the Red Deer cross-country ski community who uses the groomed ski trails at River Bend Recreation Area and Heritage Ranch several times a week throughout the winter months. The ski trails at both areas are machine-groomed by volunteers who are also avid skiers. I am frustrated by the frequent damage done to the trails at River Bend by walkers, dogs and the occasional runner. I am not sure if these users, especially with dogs, are aware that their footprints damage the groomed ski trails. Foot traffic puts deep holes in the snow, exposes the dirt and rocks underneath and increases the melting around these areas. This decreases the lifespan of the trail, particularly in a low snow year, and increases the chances of gravel or dirt coming to the surface where our ski bases can be damaged. I wonder if these users realize that ski volunteers put in countless hours to groom these trails for the skiers to use? As well, do they know that we pay a trail fee to ski on the groomed trails at River Bend? On behalf of the ski community, I would ask you to not walk or run or bring your dogs onto the groomed ski trails at River Bend. There are many other areas for this (McKenzie Trails, Three Mile Bend and Barrett Park, to name a few). Skiers only have two groomed parks to use and we work hard to create pristine groomed ski trails in both. If you like walking or running on a machinegroomed trail, perhaps you could form an organization, fundraise and apply for grants to buy a skidoo and grooming equipment, and have your members groom trails in a central park in the city for your group to use. If you are a city council member or board member at River Bend reading this, perhaps you would consider passing a bylaw to preserve our groomed ski trails at River Bend by prohibiting foot and bike traffic as well as dogs on these trails once the ski

Why did Dreeshen vote against bill? Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) was a unanimous pledge by Parliament to help people dying in developing countries because they lack access to affordable medicines. So far, it has delivered only one medicine to one country since Parliament created it more than eight years ago (in May 2004). CAMR is clearly not working. It needs to be reformed to address the unnecessary deficiencies and limitations that have rendered it cumbersome and user-unfriendly for both developing countries and the manufacturers of lower-cost, generic medicines — the two parties that need to make use of CAMR if patients are to get the medicines they need. In the last Parliament, the House of Commons passed another bill (Bill C-393) that would have made key changes to CAMR to make it work; including enacting what has been called the “one licence solution.” The bill was passed by a large majority in early March 2011 with strong support from MPs belonging to all parties. However, Bill C-393 did not proceed through all the necessary stages in the Senate before Parliament was dissolved for a federal election a few days later; therefore, the bill died on the order paper and did not become law. In the current Parliament, a new bill — Bill C-398 — was introduced in February 2012. This bill reintroduced the core reforms to CAMR that were already endorsed by the strong majority of MPs with the last bill. The large pharmaceutical companies have declared support. Bill C-398 gave Parliament a second chance to pass the changes needed to streamline CAMR. It was with great disappointment that we learned the on Nov. 28, Earl Dreeshen our member of Parliament for Red Deer, and 148 MPs voted against Bill C-398. This resulted in a seven-vote defeat of this important legislation. I have asked Mr. Dreeshen to provide his reasons for taking this position, contrary to the opinion of many of Red Deer constituents who are actively working to reduce suffering by people in Africa and other developing areas of the world. Sam Denhaan Red Deer

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season has begun. Perhaps the city could put up signage at the entrance from Three Mile Bend advising dog owners to keep their dogs off the ski trails and asking hikers to not walk on the ski trails. Heritage Ranch has done this and it seems to work; the pedestrians for the most part do respect those ski trails and avoid walking on them. Last year, the city had a pilot program in place to clear some of the asphalt trails along the river in the downtown area for walkers and runners. Could this pilot program be continued or even expanded and promoted to increase awareness? I am sure there are many positive and creative ideas out there to keep both of these user groups happy, active and enjoying our beautiful outdoor parks during our long winter months. If you have any ideas, I for one would love to hear about them. Brian Johnson Red Deer

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unfair and demonstrates an extremely biased perspective of history and political science. On a similar topic, just because people like Rush Limbaugh continually proclaim that Barack Obama is socialist, that does not make Obama a socialist. If one was to accept that skewed line of reasoning, one might have to classify our own Stephen Harper as a communist. This kind of silly rhetoric reminds one of McCarthyism with its unfortunate and unsubstantiated name calling, fear mongering, indiscriminate accusations, black-listing and hatred. For anyone who has trouble with these distinctions, I would like to suggest that they learn more about political science rather than to rewrite history and distort ideologies. They might discover that there are some very significant differences between socialists, communists and fascists, and their agenda concerning citizens of a nation. Mr. Greenwood also makes the questionable assertion that “virtually all historians” feel the Great Depression was extended or made worse by “intense meddling in the economy by the Roosevelt administration.” Actually, if one was to do more than just superficial research on the topic and using just about any source other than Fox News, they would likely find that in reality there is a fair bit of disagreement and debate on that particular subject. They would also probably find that while Roosevelt’s New Deal programs and the regulations put into place by the Roosevelt administration did not immediately end the Great Depression, they eased the suffering of millions, provided much needed hope to the nation, and helped set the stage for a generation of prosperity. As I’m sure Mr. Greenwood knows, it was actually massive government spending during and after the Second World War that helped to finally end the depression and helped to rebuild Europe after the war. Ironically Mr. Greenwood also does not mention that many writers, from Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman all the way to H. Paul Jeffers, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Great Depression, all assert that the New Deal actually “saved capitalism.” I would like to suggest that people educate themselves fully before spewing ideological-biased propaganda rather than engaging in reasoned debate. That is, of course, if they are not afraid of “socialist agendas” that might burst their ideological bubbles. Mike Falkenberg Red Deer


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Chief ‘willing to die’ for her people DEMANDS OTTAWA IMPROVE THE LOT OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

OTTAWA — Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is offering to meet this week with a northern Ontario chief who embarked on a hunger strike Tuesday out of frustration with the federal government. Chief Theresa Spence of the remote Attawapiskat First Nation launched her protest with a vow to “die” unless the Conservative government starts showing more respect to First Nations concerns and aboriginal treaties. Spence wants the Crown, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and aboriginal leaders to work together to forge a new relationship. An offer was extended last week to have Duncan’s parliamentary secretary visit Attawapiskat to ensure the reserve has what it needs to get through the winter, said Jan O’Driscoll, a spokesman for the minister. “We continue to look forward to her response,” O’Driscoll said.

Duncan would also be prepared to meet Spence this week in Ottawa to discuss the state of her community, he added. But the issues go well beyond Attawapiskat, Spence said in a statement. The Harper government has embarked on an “aggressive, assimilatory legislative agenda” that flies in the face of the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, she complained. And she accused Duncan’s office of misleading the public about the social realities facing Canada’s First Nations. Spence was at the centre of an international media storm last year because of a winter housing crisis in her remote community. She says she wants the federal government to withdraw recent legislation which she claims was forced on aboriginals. She also wants it to reverse its decision to cut funding to First Nation organizations and communities. Thousands of protesters in cities

across the country took to the streets Monday in what has been dubbed the Idle No More movement against what they say are unilateral actions by the Harper government. They are angry over a number of bills before Parliament, including one that would force First Nations to disclose their financial statements and the salaries of chiefs and councillors. They are particularly upset with Bill C-45, the government’s omnibus budget legislation, which they say weakens environmental laws. For Spence, the pain of watching her people suffer through a lack of housing and inadequate water supplies proved a tipping point. “The treaty’s been violated (for) so many years and it’s time for the prime minister to honour it and respect our leaders,” said Spence, who is staying in a cabin on an island in the Ottawa River while she goes without food.

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Robocalls case necessary to uphold democracy: lawyer BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A left-leaning advocacy group stands to gain nothing from a Federal Court case into allegations of voter-suppression tactics, other than to ensure that democracy is upheld, says a lawyer for eight voters challenging the results in six ridings. Lawyer Steven Shrybman was responding to a Conservative party lawyer’s claim that the Council of Canadians is using the robocalls court challenge to fill its coffers and score political points. Conservative party lawyer Arthur Hamilton has argued the robocalls case is frivolous, saying the eight applicants — whose legal bills are being covered by the council — are really just stand-ins for the council. “There is a financial windfall to the Council of Canadians,” Hamilton said Monday. “They are raising money with

respect to this application.” The council said Tuesday its robocall fundraising has produced just over $300,000. But the group said its legal bills already come to $560,000 — even with a 40 per cent discount from its lawyers — and are expected to exceed $600,000. The group also made a fresh appeal for donations Tuesday, saying it is trying to raise another $300,000. Shrybman told judge Richard Mosley on the second of five days of scheduled hearings that the sole purpose of the court challenge is to protect democracy. “We have only one purpose, and that is to recover the democratic franchise that, we argue, was taken from the electors in the ridings at issue as a consequence of the fraudulent activities which our evidence describes,” he said.

“I am willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it’s time for the government to realize what it’s doing to us,” she said. “I am not afraid to die. If that’s the journey for me to go, then I will go.” One post on social media websites set up by the Idle No More organizers accuses Prime Minister Stephen Harper of abandoning aboriginal people. “A few Canadians get E. coli sickness and Harper shuts down XL Foods,” reads the post, referring to the recent closure of an Alberta meat processing plant over a contamination scare. “But Cree are dying in (Fort Chipewyan, Alta.) from toxins in their water, yet Harper keeps the tar sands open.” The government has said it holds thousands of consultations with aboriginal leaders every year and that Duncan has personally visited dozens of reserves over the last two years.

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Aboriginals face racism, stereotyping in urban health care: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A new report suggests aboriginal Canadians frequently face racism and stereotyping when using health care services in urban centres, a situation which can breed a degree of mistrust deep enough for some to avoid seeking professional help when sick. The 74-page document, titled “Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care,� was released by the Health Council of Canada on Tuesday. The independent national agency is now calling for “culturally competent� care and environments in which aboriginal patients can be treated with understanding and respect. “When aboriginal patients present themselves — whether it’s in an emergency room or in any health centre — they’re not necessarily seen for who they are and consequently they’re not respected, they’re not engaged as fellow human beings and as a result the care they get suffers,� John G. Abbott, CEO of the Health Council of Canada told The Canadian Press. “I think this is one area which has been under reported, understated in the Canadian health care system.� According to the report, while factors like poverty and the impact of colonization are known to have an impact on aboriginal health, a “Western approach to health care� often reinforces stereotypes which alienate and intimidate some patients. As some aboriginal patients avoid seeking care or drop out of treatment programs, the report says ailments are diagnosed later, when they are harder to treat, and the benefits of preventative care measures, like immunizations and screening tests, may be missed. “If they’re not feeling safe or respected, they’re not going to communicate as effectively as they should, and they’re not going to follow up on their treatment plan and they’re not going to come back,� said Abbott. The report was based on meetings with health care providers across the country, many of whom were aboriginal. In one example shared with researchers, the re-

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Bill expands witness protection to fight terrorism, organized crime OTTAWA — Canada’s spy and defence agencies — not just police — would be able to refer people to the federal witness-protection program under changes proposed Tuesday. The Safer Witnesses Act, tabled in the House of Commons, is aimed at more effectively tackling terrorism and organized crime, said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. “We know that organized crime is becoming more global, transnational and pervasive,� he said. “In some cases, law enforcement relies on the co-operation of individuals formerly involved with these organizations in order to disrupt their activities or successfully prosecute the ringleaders.� The federal witness program, administered by the RCMP, shields people who help authorities by providing everything from short-term protection to permanent relocation and identity changes. However, Toews said there will be no new money for the Mounties to broaden the witness program and any additional funding must be found within the national police force’s existing budget.

Canada could be next for right-to-work legislation, opposition parties warn OTTAWA — The federal opposition parties warn that so-called “right-to-work� legislation that has passed in Michigan could soon come to Canada. Thousands of people protested today as the first of two laws designed to weaken union power passed in the state’s Republicandominated House of Representatives. Opponents of the law, including President Barack Obama, say the law only gives workers the right to work for less pay. Ottawa-area Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre has already been calling for new rules allowing union members to opt out of paying dues. The proposal is similar to the legislation adopted in Michigan and 23 other states south of the border. New Democrat labour critic Alexandre Boulerice says the Michigan law will impact workers in that state first, but will have a ripple effect on other jurisdictions, including Canada. Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae warns that the Rand formula could be next to come under attack in Canada. The formula, adopted in the 1940s, makes the payment of trade union dues mandatory in unionized workplaces, regardless of a worker’s union

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port said some aboriginal patients were refused painkillers even when in severe pain because of a belief they were at a higher risk of becoming addicted or were already abusing prescription drugs. In another, the report said an aboriginal man who was beaten and bloodied was brought to an emergency room where he was not allowed to lie on a bed. When a doctor asked why, the report said a nurse explained that the man was dirty and would return to the street to engage in the same risky behaviour that had landed him in hospital. In fact, the report said, the patient was employed, owned a home, and had been attacked on his way home from work. “Part of it is ignorance . . . some of it racism . . . part of it is just general stereotyping,� said Abbott in detailing the possible reasons for the way many aboriginal patients say they are treated. “There is inefficient attention paid to training people on the front lines in particular to really be receptive to a different culture and a different way of life, particularly when they’re dealing with healthcare.� The situation is all the more concerning because aboriginal people often have poorer health and shorter life expectancies than other Canadians, he said. The report — which points out that aboriginal patients often felt most safe when they had some sort of interaction with aboriginal staff — suggests having aboriginal patient navigators and cultural interpreters in place to support patients and health-care providers, measures which have been a success in some Canadian facilities. It also suggests an increased emphasis on aboriginal history and cultural sensitivity during post-secondary and on-the-job training of those in the health sector. “This is a fairly complicated issue, but there are solutions. But they need to happen at the front line and they need to be supported continuously. It’s not so much an issue of money as it is an issue of leadership,� Abbott said. “Many Canadians come up through the mainstream western European model of health care and then when an aboriginal person comes in ... they’re just not exposed to their way of life, their thinking, they’re approach to health care.� status. Poilievre has said he’s heard directly from public servants who are not happy with how one of the country’s biggest civil service unions, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, manages its union dues.

TORONTO — The baby monkey found wandering outside a Toronto Ikea store this weekend was so attached to his owner he’d have panic attacks whenever she was out of sight, a woman who considered him part of her family said Tuesday. Yasmin Nakhuda said she’s concerned about the tiny primate’s well-being and is consulting a lawyer to see if she can regain custody of the “pet� she called Darwin. However, the head of the monkey sanctuary Darwin was sent to by Toronto Animal Services on Monday said the mischievous simian was adjusting well to his new home. “He’s not mourning his human mother at all,� said Sherri Delaney of the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ont., about 100 kilometres northeast of Toronto. “He is not showing signs of stress — signs of stress might appear in the form of his hiding or huddled in a ball, whimpering,� she said during one of her numerous media interviews Tuesday. “He’s not doing that. He’s happy.� Delaney said she intends to call Nakhuda and update her on Darwin’s condition once she gets “five minutes� of free time. But Delaney vowed the sanctuary would fight any potential legal challenges over Darwin. Nakhuda said she initially tried to return the monkey to the breeder who supplied him, but changed her mind after hearing his heartbroken cries. After that, she said the monkey was near her at all times, including while she slept and showered. “At the beginning, I was told that was the best for him because generally, monkeys live off the back of the mom,� she said. “He always had to be within my view.�

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney says interest rates may need to rise to discourage excessive borrowing, but adds there is evidence Canadians are already getting the message. The central banker said in a speech Tuesday that just his warnings about coming higher interest rates appears to be having an influence on consumer behaviour. “The share of new fixed-rate mortgages has almost doubled to 90 per cent this year, reflecting the combination of attractively priced fixed-rate mortgages and the tightening bias of the Bank of Canada,” Carney

told an audience of financial analysts in Toronto. However, Carney also noted “our guidance indicates that some policy action may be necessary, encouraging a degree of prudence in household borrowing.” The central bank has not deviated from the one-per-cent policy rate since September 2010, but in the past year has warned that its next move — whenever it comes — will most likely result in higher rates. Following the speech, Carney said he was encouraged with what’s happening in the housing and credit markets following recent measures to make borrowing more difficult and to tighten mortgage rules.

“We’ve seen (housing) starts coming down... we’re seeing some overbuilding still in condos. “We have seen the pace of household debt accumulation slow, as intended, from about 10 per cent to a bit more than four per cent. We’ve seen some adjustments in the resale market, which again is positive,” he said. “But I would caution we have seen in the past, when there have been policy measures taken, movement in these variables that are then followed by a re-accelerations,” he added. “We have to be vigilant ... and adjust if necessary.”

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Trade deficit reduced Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to $169 million in October, a big improvement over the September figure when the deficit was $1 billion. Exports rose one per cent to $38.1 billion with farm, fishing and intermediate food products leading the gains. Declines in exports were led by metal ores and nonmetallic minerals. Meanwhile, Statistics Canada says imports fell 1.2 per cent to $38.3 billion and were down 5.7 per cent from the record high of $40.6 billion reached in June. Imports from the United States rose 1.6 per cent to $24.6 billion and exports edged down 0.2 per cent to $27.4 billion, cutting the trade surplus with the United States to $2.8 billion from $3.2 billion in September. Imports from countries other than the United States fell 5.8 per cent to $13.7 billion and exports rose 4.2 per cent to $10.7 billion, reducing the trade deficit with those countries to $2.9 billion from $4.2 billion in September.

RIM shares hit 7-month high Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) shares traded at a sevenmonth high on Tuesday, surging almost six per cent after the BlackBerry maker said it has released the ’gold’ build of its developer toolkit. The build, the company says, contains all the final elements developers need to create apps from the coming BlackBerry 10 operating system. The Waterloo, Ont.based company also said developer interest in BlackBerry 10 is growing ahead of it being unveiled on Jan. 30. RIM says top application developers have already committed to building apps for the new system.BlackBerry 10 is widely considered a make or break product launch for Research in Motion. — The Canadian Press

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Stems Floral Gallery owner Stephanie LaPrairie shows off some of the edible products her store now carries. The florist shop in Skyway Professional Centre recently opened a cafe on its premises.

Floral gallery adds treats BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Cafés have proven popular in book stores; why not flower shops? Why not indeed, says Stephanie LaPrairie, owner of Stems Floral Gallery. Since October, she’s been tempting customers with specialty coffees, teas, desserts and even lunch items like panini sandwiches, wraps and soups. “It was something we just thought of doing,” said LaPrairie, who in September relocated her shop to Skyway Professional Centre at 4309 52nd Ave. Previously, it operated in the Lancaster Centre strip mall at 2950 22nd St. The owners of Skyway Professional Centre wanted a café in the building, and LaPrairie was aware of flower shops in the Unit-

ed States that have expanded their offerings to include food and drink. “I think it’s becoming more and more popular, as the times are changing and people have to entice buyers to come in for an experience, or a destination.” The Stems Floral Gallery café, which has yet to adopt a permanent name, is already attracting regulars. Some of these work in Skyway Professional Centre. Others come from nearby buildings, including the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. LaPrairie has already noticed that many people visiting the orthopedic doctors in her building stop in for refreshments. As the medical offerings in Skyway Professional Centre continue to expand, she expects this patient spill-over to increase. And when the hospital’s cafete-

ria closes for renovations in the new year, business should grow further. “We want to be really prepared, so that once our Christmas rush is over with the flower shop we’ll be completely ready to go.” In addition to the revenue it generates, the café is beneficial because it attracts people who might not otherwise visit Stems Floral Gallery. It also takes advantage of existing resources. “Because we’re delivering flowers, we can also deliver lunch as well,” said LaPrairie, who’s already doing catering work. Stems Floral Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. These hours could expand in the new year, said LaPrairie. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Harnessing the power of Why CBC’S SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT OFFERS ANALYSIS BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Young children have a sometimes irritating urge to ask, “Why?” This inquisitiveness usually disappears as they grow up — and our economy is poorer for it. Amanda Lang, CBC’s senior business correspondent, offered this analysis to a Red Deer audience on Tuesday. Speaking at Farm Credit Canada’s annual forum in the city, Lang said in- Amanda Lang novation as one of the keys to increasing productivity. “And productivity has been going down for decades in this country.”

That, she said, is eroding our wealth and condemning our children to a lower standard of living than we enjoy. Lang, who co-hosts The Lang & O’Leary Exchange on CBC-TV with celebrity entrepreneur/investor Kevin O’Leary, recently published a book called The Power of Why. It delves into the issue of innovation and why Canada is struggling in this regard. Despite being one of the world’s most connected nations when it comes to information sharing, and having a highly educated and technically advanced population, Canada hasn’t been able to keep pace with its rivals when it comes to innovation, she said. The problem begins early in life. Children’s natural curiosity is stifled by impatient parents and then by a formulaic school system that discourages searching for anything but the one right answer.

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TORONTO — The Canadian housing market appears to have achieved “a soft landing” so far with sales cooler but still fairly steady along with prices, Scotiabank says. Nationally, sales in October were down about 10 per cent from the spring, but only marginally below the average pace of the past decade, said the report Tuesday by Scotiabank economist Adrienne Warren. Warren noted the moderation mirrors a modest softening in the job market over the summer and follows repeated warnings to Canadians to be careful about the amount of money they borrow. The easing also follows a tightening of mortgage lending rules by the federal government in the summer.

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Downtown directors chosen The Downtown Business Association has announced the election of three new directors to its board. Joining the board are Lucas Ford, owner of Classic Tattoo Co. Ltd.; Rolland Forsland, part owner of DOSE Coffee; and Sheena Johnson, part owner of the Bra Lounge. They join board members Bill Graham, Bryan Balderson, Lorna Watkinson Zimmer, Brian Olstad, Tom Lewis, Marilyn Mah, Brett Salomons and Red Deer city council representative Cindy Jefferies. Leaving the board are Al Gamble, Terry Krause and Katherine Bouchard. A release from the Downtown Business Association said the 2013 board will meet in January to select a new executive and adopt a budget strategy. It will also develop a new three-year strategic plan.

Our ‘inner dialogue’ is backwards JOHN MACKENZIE

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The “Be-Do-Have” formula is often referred to in business and wealth-creation literature, and is usually one of the fundamental principles addressed in both personal and business coaching. We all make choices every single day. We make decisions (consciously or unconsciously) and take actions that we think will help us achieve our desired outcomes.

We think, “What do I need to Have so I can Do what I want and Become the person I want to be?” This inner dialogue is backwards. The principle starts with Be. Who do you need to Become in order to Do what is necessary to Have the things you want? Everyone has an identity that has been developed over our life-

time. Our environment, culture, parents, siblings, school, friends, etc. were all recorded and are played back every day of our lives. Unspoken messages, positive or negative, contribute to our identity and influence our behaviour. Sometimes our identify creates invisible limitations.

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“The latest round of regulatory changes that took effect in early July, including the lowering of the maximum amortization period from 30 to 25 years, has contributed to the softening but does not appear to have sharply accelerated the decline,” Warren wrote in the report. “Meanwhile, anecdotal reports point to a lower level of investor and/or foreign demand.” A report by the Canadian Real Estate Association last month suggested that the resale of homes across Canada in October was down slightly from September and a year ago, while prices held steady. However, some of the country’s hottest markets — Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — saw sales down from a year ago. Warren said housing demand is expected to remain on the softer side for now. “This could put some further downward pressure on sales volumes as well as prices, especially in markets that have already shifted into buyers’ territory or in certain market segments that are potentially oversupplied,” she said.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In a test of divided government, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner sought an elusive compromise Tuesday to prevent economy-damaging tax increases on the middle class at year’s end, conferring by phone after a secretive exchange of proposals. Details were sparse and evidence of significant progress scarcer still, although officials said the president had offered to reduce his initial demand for $1.6 trillion in higher tax revenue over a decade to $1.4 trillion. There was no indication he was relenting on his insistence — strongly opposed by most Republicans — that tax rates rise at upper incomes. Boehner sounded unimpressed in remarks on the House floor at midday. “The longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff,” he said, declaring that Obama had yet to identify specific cuts to government benefit programs that as part of an agreement that also would raise federal tax revenue. The Ohio Republican made his comments well before he and the president talked by phone about attempts to avert a “fiscal cliff,” across-the-board tax increases and cuts in defence and domestic programs that economists say could send the economy into recession. In rebuttal, the White House swiftly detailed numerous proposals Obama has made to cut spending, including recommendations to cull $340 billion from Medicare over a decade and an additional $250 billion from other government benefit programs. The House Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, challenged Boehner to allow a vote on the president’s proposal to extend most expiring tax cuts while letting them lapse at higher incomes. She predicted it would gain “overwhelming approval,” even in the GOP-controlled House. Two weeks before the year-end holidays, time to find agreement was short, but not prohibitively so.

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Until you examine the concepts, chances are your beliefs regarding family, relationships, money, education, business and success have been inherited. Visualize an iceberg moving through the water. Above the water line we see a person’s behaviour. This affects their decisions, actions and therefore their results. What is visible on the water’s surface is just a fraction of what lies underneath. But just below the surface is an imposing mass, so huge that it steers the entire iceberg. The unseen part is where Be exists. What steers us is a combination of our identity, plus our values and beliefs, and the skills we’ve learned, all surrounded in an environment of choice. Most of us are totally unaware of what we’ve inherited from our background. Some may be relevant and useful to our well-being. Some may be totally irrelevant, out-dated, or even standing in our way. It takes some courage to look at the influences under the surface that steer you. Often, the first contributing factor to our behavior is our skill level. Ideally we should be doing things we’re good at and we enjoy. Adding to one’s skill set — education and training — can radically change behaviors. What skills do you now possess, and what others do you need to acquire (become good at)? Beliefs influence skills. A belief is something you hold true but isn’t necessarily accurate. Any significant emotional event in our lives can wipe out even the strongest belief. Affirming what you truly believe and releasing the baggage you’ve carried with you over the years can be extremely powerful. “I am” are the two most influential words in the English language. The only two that have more power are “I don’t” and “I can’t.” Our brains can be trained to incorporate new “I am” statements. Discover and select your I am statements, either on your own or with help from a trusted friend or mentor. Be mindful that your brain is equally susceptible to old “I can’t” statements. Take a hard look at your present environment. This is the water in which the iceberg exists. Does it nurture you; is it positive and healthy? If it is toxic, change it. Discard blame, excuses and denial. Be a victor, not a victim. Make one small goal, one step in the right direction. Small successes will empower you to move forward. We can gradually chip away at outdated values and limiting beliefs. We can learn or improve new skills. No matter what age or stage in life, we can strengthen our identity to allow us to Be successful. The Be-Do-Have principle demands personal awareness and a willingness to grow to achieve success. It takes courage to look at ourself first, to examine what we may need to Become in order to Do what is necessary to Have the life we deserve. Quoting Brian Tracy: “Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish.” Using this basic principle of Be Do Have will ultimately influence personal and business performance. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to mediumsized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at johnmackenzie@actioncoach.com or by phone at 403-340-0880.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 98.97 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 78.11 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.95 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.42 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.18 Cdn. National Railway . . 90.36 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . . 99.18 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 6.20 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 69.15 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.93 Cervus Equipment Corp 17.91 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 31.05 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 41.88 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.79 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.80 General Motors Co. . . . . 25.45 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.83 Research in Motion. . . . . 12.42 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 40.70 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 38.77 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 64.39 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.90 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.83 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.36 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 69.70 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.62 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.43 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 11.43 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.37 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.75 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 48.60 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.89 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 19.65 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 33.54 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.01 First Quantum Minerals . 20.67 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 36.58 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 10.34 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 67.46 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 9.70 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 40.36 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.99 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 35.16

Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 24.21 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 31.55 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 42.89 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.35 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 42.10 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 28.32 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.66 Canyon Services Group. 10.73 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 33.93 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.680 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.75 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.19 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 88.99 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 33.99 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.00 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.00 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.41 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.33 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.55 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.87 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.23 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.66 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.05 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.10 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 10.96 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.99 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.14 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 50.29

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Tuesday, partly because of reassuring data suggesting Germany will be able to avoid slipping into recession. Traders also hoped for a resolution to the looming fiscal cliff. That is the name for a situation that will arise at the beginning of the year when automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts are due to take hold. The subsequent shock to the economy would likely push the U.S. back into recession. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 51.88 points to 12,282.36 while the TSX Venture Exchange was off 2.81 points at 1,183.93. The Canadian dollar rose 0.08 of a cent to 101.4 cents US. The Dow Jones industrials closed up 78.56 points to 13,248.44, while the Nasdaq rose 35.34 points to 3,022.3 and the S&P 500 index was up 9.29 points at 1,427.84. Traders seemed unfazed by the latest back-and-forth charges from Republicans and Democrats that their opposition still hasn’t delivered “serious” proposals for heading off the spending cuts and tax hikes. If anything they were more optimistic after The Wall Street Journal reported that budget negotiations had “progressed steadily” in recent days. “I’m at a point now where I think most of it will get resolved but there will be a bit of that that will be pushed into 2013,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer for Sun Life Global Investment, adding it’s a good thing that one party controls the Senate while another controls the House. “This way, the Republicans want something, the Democrats want something and the only way to get it is for them to agree to help the other side. And that is the best chance for the fiscal cliff being averted — they both realize if the fiscal cliff does not get resolved, neither one of the parties wins.” Investors took in an index of German investor optimism that rose more than expected in December. The ZEW indicator of economic sentiment rose to plus 6.9 points, from minus 15.7 in November. Markets had expected the index to rise only to minus 11.5. Germany’s economy grew a modest 0.2 per cent in the third quarter. Tech stocks led TSX advancers as RIM jumped 68 cents or 5.79 per cent to $12.42 after the BlackBerry maker said it has released the “gold” build of its developer tool kit. The build, the company says, contains all the final elements developers need to create apps from the coming BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is being unveiled at the end of January. Patent-licensing firm Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) has started litigation against Research in Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) alleging patent infringement of a patent related to Bluetooth technologies. But Wi-LAN shares fell 40 cents or 8.16 per cent to $4.50 as the company also said a U.S. appeal court ruled against it in a patent dispute. The company says the appeal court affirmed a lower New York State court ruling that LG Electronics did not infringe on Wi-LAN’s V-Chip patent. The consumer discretionary segment was also higher as Canadian Tire Corp. (TSX:CTC.A) rose $2.22 to $69.70 while home improvement chain RONA Inc. (TSX:RON) gained 47 cents to $11.37. The financials sector was ahead 0.65 per cent with Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) up 63 cents to $27.96 and Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) gained 56 cents to $56.50. Commodities were mixed and the mining group was up 0.15 per cent while copper prices gave up half of Monday’s four-cent rise as the March contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange dipped two cents to US$3.69 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) gained 30 cents to C$20.67 and Sherritt International (TSX:S) fell four cents to $4.99. The energy sector was up 0.19 per cent as the January crude contract slipped 23 cents to US$85.79 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed 30 cents to C$28.32 . Shares in oilsands company MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG) declined $1.18 to $32.47 as the company announced a pair of financing deals to raise a total of $800 million, including one with the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. MEG said it has agreed to sell nearly 12.13 million shares to a syndicate of underwriters for $33 per share and another 12.12 million shares to the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec for the same price. The gold sector was down about 0.65 per cent lower as February bullion fell $4.80 to US$1,709.60 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) gave

back 43 cents to C$36.58. Investors also took in the first earnings report issued by Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) since the retailer returned to the Toronto stock market. HBC said its loss from continuing operations was $8.5 million or eight cents per share in the third quarter. That compared with a loss from continuing operations of $7.5 million or seven cents per share in the same year-earlier period. Revenues in the three months ended Oct. 27 were $930.4 million, up from $896.7 million in the 2011 period. Hudson’s Bay Co. also said it will initiate a quarterly dividend of just over nine cents per share and its shares dipped four cents to $16.77. Meanwhile, investors are expecting the Federal Reserve to embark on another round of stimulus when it wraps up its meeting Wednesday. The Fed’s US$400-billion stimulus program, known as Operation Twist, is set to expire after 2012. It involved the Fed buying $400 billion of longer-term Treasuries and simultaneously selling some of the shorter-dated issues it already held in order to bring down long-term interest rates. Economists now expect that the Fed will begin buying $40 million of long-term treasury securities each month. This would be on top of an existing plan announced in September that involves the Fed buying $40 billion per month in mortgage-backed securities.

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 59.85 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 56.50 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.13 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.39 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 28.14 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 23.43 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 41.02 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 63.84 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 13.16 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 76.72 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.04 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 58.87 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 27.96 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.61

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Tuesday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,282.36 up 51.88 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,183.93 down 2.81 points TSX 60 — 704.85 up 3.48 points Dow — 13,248.44 up 78.56 points S&P 500 — 1,427.84 up 9.29 points Nasdaq — 3,022.30 up 35.34 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 101.40 cents US, up 0.08 of a cent Pound — C$1.5887, up 0.24 of a cent Euro — C$1.2823, up 0.49 of a cent Euro — US$1.3002, up 0.60 of a cent Oil futures: US$85.79 per barrel, up 23 cents (January contract) Gold futures: US$1,709.60 per oz., down $4.80 (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $34.213 oz., up 26 cents $1,099.59 kg, up $8.36 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 1,183.93, down 2.81 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 158.32 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Jan ’13 $5.10 lower $593.00; March ’13 $5.40 lower $589.80; May ’13 $5.50 lower $588.10; July ’13 $5.20 lower $583.70; Nov. ’13 $5.60 lower $536.90; Jan. ’14 $5.60 lower $539.10; March ’14 $5.60 lower $539.40; May ’14 $5.60 lower $537.30; July ’14 $5.60 lower $534.40; Nov. ’14 $5.60 lower $536.40; Jan ’15 $5.60 lower $536.40. Barley (Western): Dec. ’12 unchanged $245.00; March ’13 unchanged $248.00; May ’13 unchanged $249.00; July ’13 unchanged $249.50; Oct. ’13 unchanged $249.50; Dec ’13 unchanged $249.50; March ’14 unchanged $249.50; May ’14 unchanged $249.50; July ’14 unchanged $249.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $249.50; Dec. ’14 unchanged $249.50. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 227,640 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 229,240.

INTEREST RATES THIS WEEK Prime rate this week: 3.0% (Unchanged)

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Average federal employee costs taxpayers $114,100 a year BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A new report from Canada’s budget watchdog concludes the country’s 375,000 federal public servants have enjoyed a pretty good decade. The paper from the Parliamentary Budget Officer shows the average public servant costs taxpayers $114,100 a year in total compensation, a figure expected to rise to $129,800 in three years. What’s more, the PBO says compensation in the federal service has outpaced inflation and that of other employees — both in business and other levels of government — over the last 13 years. “Total compensation (per fulltime employee) in the federal workforce outpaced not only CPI (inflation), but also that of the Canadian business sector and provinces and territories over the study period,” states the report, which was released Tuesday. Although the government has

Railways oppose new freight rules THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s two largest railways says the introduction of new freight service regulations that include fines and arbitration is an unnecessary intrusion that won’t improve the engine of the country’s economic growth. “We were hoping that there would not be legislation because beyond the noise of advocacy I think the objective facts are quite clear — there’s really no evidence of systemic service problems,” CN chief executive Claude Mongeau said in an interview Tuesday. He pointed to the acknowledgment of shippers and the government that Canadian railways have improved their level of service since Ottawa announced a rail service review in 2008. But Transport Minister Denis Lebel and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced amendments Tuesday to the Canada Transportation Act that apply to all shippers in Canada. The changes follow a five-year review of service provided to shippers such as grain handlers, miners and manufacturers by federally-regulated railways, such as Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP). Mongeau said the system thrives best when both sides work collaboratively to improve reliability and efficiency. The proposed regulations will instead force the railway to be more guarded with its customers to ensure it doesn’t share information that could be thrown back at it during an arbitration process.

recently announced new restraint measures that will cut the number of public servants, the PBO estimates that average compensation for salaries and benefits will continue to grow on average by 4.4 per cent during the austerity program, schedule to wind down in 2014-15. Canadian Taxpayers Federation federal director Gregory Thomas said he found some of the numbers “staggering,” particularly since average household income growth is in the neighbourhood of one per cent. “This government has been in office for six years, you wonder when are they are going to get serious about controlling payroll costs,” he said. “They’re controlling head count, they are not taking the big tough steps of confronting government employee unions and telling them they are making too much money.” Another of the report’s surprising findings is that despite the ste-

reotype of the public service as a stable work environment, compensation has fluctuated more regularly than is the case for the general workforce. That’s because the period studied include years of deep cutbacks brought in the mid-1990s, a time the Liberal government of Jean Chretien was grappling with mounting federal debt. For most of the period stretching into the early 2000s, compensation in the federal bureaucracy grew at a significantly lower rate than in the private sector, at times actually declining. Since then, however, the public service has more than made up for lost time and has reached new heights in terms of number of workers and compensation. Between 1999 and 2012, personnel costs per employee — or fulltime equivalent using government terminology — rose by an average 5.1 per cent annually, more than twice the 2.1 per cent average annual inflation rate.

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Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver tours refinery, touts west-east pipeline THE CANADIAN PRESS SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver visited Canada’s largest oil refinery Tuesday in a bid to build support behind a proposal to ship Alberta crude to Eastern Canada. Oliver was in the New Brunswick port city of Saint John, where he toured the Irving Oil refinery and later touted the economic benefits the development could bring to Atlantic Canada at a business luncheon. He said as the United States increases its own oil and gas production, it’s vital for Canada to diversify its oil export markets — and the west-to-east pipeline would help satisfy that goal. “If we do not take heed of warnings and diversify our markets for energy by building infrastructure like pipelines, then our resources will be stranded and we will lose jobs and businesses in Canada,” Oliver told the Saint John Board of Trade. “We are losing some $50 million every single day, $18 billion to $19 billion every year because our resources are landlocked,” he said. “So we have to connect our pipeline infrastructure to our ports on the East and West coasts.” Irving Oil president Mike Ashar said his

company wants to buy more oil from Alberta and would like to see the pipeline project become a reality. Some oil from western Canada is shipped to the Saint John refinery, but without a pipeline, it has to be delivered by rail. But Ashar said the company isn’t interested in investing in the development of the pipeline. “We are in the oil refining business, not the pipeline construction business, but we recognize as a large customer and close to a port, we could be part of a solution,” he said. “So we are willing to speak with shippers and pipeline companies to see whether Irving Oil can make this project be more successful.” New Brunswick Premier David Alward is also eager to see the idea come to fruition, and on

Tuesday reiterated his support. “A coast-to-coast pipeline is as important to Canada’s economic future as a national railway was in our past,” he said. But some environmental groups have already mounted a campaign against shipping oil eastward. That came after Enbridge Inc. applied to the National Energy Board to reverse the flow of oil so that it would move from Ontario to Quebec. Still, there has been growing support among some premiers to extend that flow further east. Last month, Premier Alison Redford of Alberta and Quebec Premier Pauline Marois agreed to set up working groups to examine the economic benefits and environmental risks of pumping Albertan crude through Quebec.

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Pouliot in the spotlight KEVIN YOUKILIS

YOUKILIS A YANKEE Kevin Youkilis and the Yankees reached a deal Tuesday returning the hard-nosed All-Star to the AL East and filling New York’s immediate need for a third baseman. The one-year contract for $12 million is pending a physical. Youkilis is expected to play third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery. Rodriguez plans to have the surgery in mid-January and could be sidelined until the All-Star break or beyond. Eric Chavez, A-Rod’s backup for most of last season, joined Arizona last week. The Yankees considered several options as a stopgap at third, including Jeff Keppinger and Mark Reynolds, but both accepted deals with other teams.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

● Senior high basketball: Notre Came Cougars Classic boys tournament. ● WHL: Victoria at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Northstars at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Cranbrook at Red Deer Pro Stitch, 8 p.m., Kin City A. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Ponoka at Stettler, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Sylvan Lake at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Okotoks at Lacombe, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

● Senior high basketball: Notre Came Cougars Classic boys tournament. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer IROC, 11:30 a.m., Arena. ● Bantam AA hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer Ramada, 12:30 p.m., Kin City A; Lacombe at Innisfail, 5:50 p.m. ● Major bantam hockey: Okotoks at Red Deer Black, 2 p.m., Arena. ● Major bantam female hockey: Calgary Rangers at Red Deer, 2:15 p.m., Kin City B. ● Peewee AA hockey: Medicine Hat White at Red Deer TBS, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Cranbrook at Sylvan Lake, 3 p.m.; Wheatland at Innisfail, 3:40 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Calgary Gold at Red Deer Elks, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● Girls soccer: Edmonton Victoria at Red Deer under-18 tier 1 Renegades, 5:15 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Junior women’s hockey: Calgary Titans at Central Alberta Amazons, 5:30 p.m., Penhold Multiplex.

REBELS NETMINDER GET FIRST CRACK BETWEEN THE PIPES WHILE BARTOSAK GONE FOR WORLD JUNIORS BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Like a Broadway understudy, Bolton Pouliot has moved into a leading role with Red Deer Rebels No. 1 goaltender Patrik Bartosak gone for a month. Pouliot, who hasn’t played since early November due to Bartosak and the Rebels riding a hot streak, will get the start tonight against the visiting Calgary Hitmen. Spencer Tremblay, brought in last month, will be in Bolton Pouliot a back-up role. “Bolton will go tomorrow, then we’ll make a decision on the weekend. It will be a game-by-game decision,” Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter said Tuesday. “Both guys are ready to go, but I think Bolton is the right answer for now and we’ll go from there.” In the absence of Bartosak, who has departed for the Czech Republic and will almost certainly suit up for his home country in the upcoming world junior championship, the challenge for both Pouliot and Tremblay will be to keep the ball rolling. The Rebels’ lengthy winning streak was

snapped at nine games in Saturday’s 5-4 overtime loss at Brandon. “It’s a good opportunity for both of them to step up and show what they are, and we’re going to need them,” said Sutter. “Any successful team has good goaltending and that’s part of the reason we’ve had success. Not only has our team played well, but our goaltending has been strong.” Pouliot sported nifty numbers in late October with a 2.87 goals-against average and .913 save percentage, but his stats swelled over the next few weeks and his current digits are 3.73 and .891. He hasn’t seen any game action since splitting duties with Bartosak in an 8-1 loss at Kelowna Nov. 9. “It’s been awhile. It will be nice to get back in there, get into a groove and have some fun,” said Pouliot, just prior to Tuesday’s practice session at the Centrium. Pouliot said he’s remained focused and ready to go throughout his lengthy stretch as Bartosak’s caddy. “It’s part of the game. Patty has been playing great and it’s been my job to just keep pushing in practice and stay positive,” said Pouliot. “The team is playing unbelievable right now, everybody is having an awesome time and having fun, and that’s all that counts. “It’s up to Spencer and myself to help the team keep building off what’s been happening lately.” Pouliot knows he’ll have to find his earlyseason form if he wants to help his club and

REBELS SCOUTING REPORT B5 become a go-to guy in Bartosak’s absence. “I have to get back to that, to that beginning stage,” he said. Meanwhile, the Rebels will be without the services of forwards Filip Vasko, Cory Millette and Jesse Miller tonight. Miller has been out of commission since late November with an upper body injury, while Vasko (knee sprain) and Millette (60-stitch laceration) were injured on Red Deer’s threegame road trip last week. As a result, the Rebels have summoned 15-year-old forward Adam Musil from the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the B.C. Major Midget League and the club’s firstround pick in this year’s bantam draft will be in the lineup tonight. Musil has scored nine goals and garnered 22 points in 17 games with his midget team. “This will be a good opportunity for him to come in and play,” said Sutter. “He’s had a pretty good season to date. He’s our firstround pick and a really good player, now he can get some experience at this level. “We’ll take it game to game with Adam, whether it’s one game or two or three.” Defenceman Brandon Underwood is slated to play tonight after missing Saturday’s loss at Brandon with a sore wrist. The Rebels will host the Victoria Royals and Kelowna Rockets Friday and Saturday and will entertain the Kootenay Ice next Tuesday before breaking for Christmas. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

Pressure’s on for Canada’s goaltenders COACH STEVE SPOTT SAYS IT’S AN OPEN COMPETITION FOR THE TEAM CANADA GOALTENDING JOBS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — No goalie feels more pressure at the world junior hockey championship than Canada’s starter, says the man cultivating the next one. Ron Tugnutt is the Canadian team’s goaltending coach and has personally experienced that kind of pressure. In addition to a long NHL career, Tugnutt twice represented Canada at the men’s world championship. “There’s a lot more pressure on our goalie than on the other teams,” Tugnutt said Tuesday at selection camp in Calgary. When European teams win the semifinal, they’re thrilled at the prospect of “at least” a silver medal, but Canadian players aren’t interested in anything but gold, he explained. “When we win the semifinal game, we’re only thinking one thing,” Tugnutt added. With no incumbent from the previous world junior championship, a major subplot of selection camp in Calgary this week is who will be Canada’s starter, backup and alternate at the 2013 world junior championship starting Dec. 26 in Ufa, Russia. In a new development, Canada will take a third goaltender as insurance against injury because of the travel time required to get to south-central Russia.

Malcolm Subban of the Belleville Bulls, Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings, Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack and Jake Paterson of the Saginaw Spirit are the four invitees. There’s little time for them to impress head coach Steve Spott as the 23-player team will be finalized Thursday afternoon. Spott tried to dampen speculation that Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, has the inside track on the starting job because he plays on European-sized ice at Belleville’s Yardman Arena. After four years on North American ice, the world junior tournament returns to a surface four metres wider with just over a half-metre more space between the back of the net and the end boards. “Contrary to belief, there’s no starting job being given out, I can tell you guys that,” Spott told reporters Tuesday. “That’s going to be a really good subplot to this training camp, to see which guys we take over. That third goalie is a unique position. He may not see any action at all.” Tugnutt says Subban’s big-ice experience is one check mark in his favour. “I know myself as a goalie I struggled with the bigger ice,” Tugnutt said. “I think it is an advantage for him just because it is a different visual. He sees it every day. But that’s not going to be the determining factor on what happens here.” Here’s a look at the four goaltenders invited: ● Malcolm Subban: The sixfoot-two, 201-pound Toronto native has some of the flamboy-

Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Goalie Malcolm Subban, from Toronto, Ont., stretches during the National Junior hockey team selection camp in Calgary, Tuesday. ance of his older brother, according to Tugnutt. The firstround pick of the Boston Bruins posted a 15-7-3 record with Belleville. “He’s extremely athletic. You think you have an easy goal and it’s taken away,” Tugnutt said. ● Laurent Brossoit: Calgary Flames draft pick led the Edmonton Oil Kings to a Western Hockey League championship last season. Fills the net at six foot three and 200 pounds and is 12-4-2-3

so far this season with the Oil Kings. “ A big, strong physical kid who is great around his crease,” said Tugnutt. “He’s got all the tools necessary to make to the next level.” ● Jordan Binnington: Owen Sound Attack goalie has moxie. When he was left off the junior team that played a summer series against Russia, Binnington told Tugnutt “you’re making a mistake.”

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Hunting Hills needs to find the post for success BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Hunting Hills Lightning Rachel Kuz is fouled by HJ Cody Laker Alex Donaghy during senior girls high school basketball action at Hunting Hills on Tuesday.

The Hunting Hills Lightning, in the opinion of head coach Jill de Jonge, have the potential to excel under the opposition net this season. There is, however, somewhat of a stickler. For starters, the senior high girls basketball squad has to get the ball into position. “Our strength is at the post, but we’re having trouble finding them,” said de Jonge, following Tuesday’s 4238 win over the visiting Sylvan Lake H.J. Cody Lakers. “I do know that we’ll be a hardworking team. I don’t know if we’ll be a fast-break team but I have some good shooters and there is potential — if we can get it under control — to be a fantastic rebounding team.” The Lightning have three returning posts in Jaden Robinson, Abbey Busch and third-year player Maddie Klootwyk. Also back for a third-year is point guard Wendy Cortes, while guards Santana Gaudet and Merissa Mand and

wing Hanna Delemont are the other returnees. While de Jonge likes her inside strength and also sees Cortes as a premier guard in the league this season, the Lightning head coach is unsure of her team’s potential in the 2012-13 campaign. “When you’re trying out different defences and seeing the team’s character and how the players operate together, you wonder if they’re OK with it or if maybe it doesn’t work,” said de Jonge. “It’s hard to tell what’s going to go on, but I do know that all the girls work hard and they’re very keen to learn. “So I think it’s going to be something where the team now and the team at the end of the season are going to be two completely different teams. There’s just a lot of room for improvement and if we can get the ball to the post we’re going to find a lot of success that way.” The Lightning, with Cortes dropping in 10 points and Klootwyk and rookie Jayna Mazurin each adding six, improved to 2-0 in league play Tuesday.

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NHL talks to resume with mediators in private spot BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — After watching negotiations go off the rails in a very public setting last week, the NHL and NHL Players’ Association are heading back underground. And they’ve invited some company. The sides are set to resume talks at an undisclosed location Wednesday with U.S. federal mediators Scot L. Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney rejoining the process. Those men first met with league and union leaders Nov. 27 and 28 before deciding they couldn’t help negotiations along. The NHLPA continued to push for mediation when players and owners gathered in New York last week and the NHL eventually agreed. However, deputy commissioner Bill Daly acknowledged Tuesday that he would carry “no expectations” into the next session. Some traction was made during the last round of negotiations when owners and players met directly — commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr were both kept out of the room — although talks broke down in spectacular fashion

shortly after Fehr met reporters on Thursday night and announced that agreements had been reached on most of the main issues. Even though the NHL subsequently rejected the union’s offer and pulled its own off the table, the NHLPA leader stuck by his comments when he spoke to the Canadian Auto Workers in Toronto over the weekend. “My comments from a couple of days ago stand on their own,” Fehr said Saturday. “I think we were very close.” The biggest change since the sides last met with mediators is the NHL’s willingness to increase the amount of deferred makewhole payments to US$300 million — a jump of $89 million from what had previously been on the table. The league also dropped proposed changes to rules governing unrestricted free agency, arbitration and entry-level contracts while the NHLPA began entertaining the introduction of term limits on deals and increasing the overall length of the CBA. In short, they moved closer together during three up-and-down days of negotiations and the mediators will rejoin the process at a more progressed stage than they left it. Non-binding mediation has been used by the NFL and NBA

during recent work stoppages without success. The Washington-based Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was also involved during the lockout that cancelled the 2004-05 NHL season, with Beckenbaugh attending sessions back then as well. As recently as last week, Bettman indicated that he didn’t think mediators would be able to help bridge the gap in negotiations and questioned why the union continued to ask for their presence after claiming a deal was at hand. “We’re not interested in mediation,” Bettman said Thursday. “We went through it a week and a half ago. It was of no value because of the position of the parties. When the mediators weren’t available this week, we did what we felt was our own informal mediation in terms of trying to move the process forward, giving where we could. “It’s an interesting question, because if we were so close (to a deal) why would we need mediation?” From the league’s point of view, three main issues remain in negotiations: the length of the CBA, rules governing term limits on contracts and the transition rules to help teams get under the salary cap.

Ticats fire Cortez after disappointing season THE CANADIAN PRESS HAMILTON, Ont. — George Cortez paid the price Tuesday for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ disappointing season as the CFL team has relieved him of his duties as head coach and director of football operations. The firing came just over a month after the Ticats wrapped up a disappointing 6-12 season. “After a thorough evaluation of our organization and our goals moving forward, we have determined that a change in direction is needed,” team president Scott Mitchell said in a release. “We want to thank coach Cortez for his contributions to the Tiger-Cats and wish him well in his future endeavours. “We will immediately begin the search for our new general manager and head coach.” Cortez said he was surprised by the news, but seemed to be taking his dismissal well when he talked to reporters Tuesday. “That’s the way things go,” he said. “We didn’t win enough games, and ultimately that’s what you’re judged on.” When asked if he would have done anything differently over his tenure in Hamilton, he relied dryly: “I would have won more games.” “I think we had a good plan of how we did things,” he added. “It was pretty much based on places I’d been in the past and how we’d done things successfully in the past, so I don’t do a lot of second-guessing. Once you make a decision you move forward.” Cortez said he would like to return to coaching next year, possibly as an offensive co-ordinator. He said he hasn’t ruled out a return to the CFL’s head coaching ranks, but noted that as of right now job vaRebels vs. Calgary Hitmen Tonight, 7 p.m., Centrium The Hitmen fell 3-2 in a shootout to the visiting Kamloops Blazers Tuesday and are first in the Central Division and tied with Prince Albert for top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 207-1-3 record . . . Calgary, 7-2-0-1 in its last 10 games, is led offensively by RW Brooks Macek, who has 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points. C Brady Brassart follows with 30 points (8-22) in 24 games and C and captain Cody Sylvester is next with 28 points (18-10) in 28 games. D Alex Roach has also been a major offensive contributor with eight goals and 23 points and is a team high plus-19 . . .The Hitmen will lose C Victor Rask to Team Sweden for the upcom-

cancies are hard to come by. “I know obviously there’s going to be a job in Ottawa in a year or two, but as of right now there’s no jobs out there,” he said. The Ticats also announced that Bob O’Billovich, the team’s vice-president of football operations, has been offered a position within the organization as a consultant to the president and the football operations staff. “Bob has done a very good job of bringing competitive football back to Hamilton and we look forward to working with him for many years to come,” said Mitchell. O’Billovich served as vice-president of football operations this year after spending four seasons as general manager. Cortez, who also handled offensive co-ordinator duties, was named the 21st head coach in Ticats’ history last January after spending the previous two seasons as a quarterbacks coach with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. He has won four Grey Cup rings and has three decades of coaching experience in the CFL, NFL and NCAA. O’Billovich has also held several head coach and front-office positions over his long CFL career. Cortez had three years remaining on his contract. The news came down just over a week after defensive co-ordinator Casey Creehan left the Tiger-Cats for the same position in Winnipeg. Hamilton is now without a head coach, general manager, offensive coordinator or defensive co-ordinator. It is shaping up to be a busy off-season for the Tiger-Cats, who will play their home games next year at the University of Guelph. A new 24,000-seat field is being built on the site of Ivor Wynne Stadium, the team’s home for the past 84 years. of the AHL in mid-November. He helped Sweden win gold in last year’s WJC and has 11 points (2-9) in 10 games since rejoining the Hitmen. Injuries: Calgary — LW Calder Brooks (upper body, indefinite). Red Deer — LW Jesse Miller (upper body, day-to-day), LW Cory Millette (lower body, day-to-day), LW Filip Vasko (lower body, dayto-day).

Scouting report ing IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. A top Carolina Hurricanes prospect, Rask was returned to Calgary by Charlotte

Special teams: Calgary — Power play 19.8 per cent, ninth overall; penalty kill 79.9 per cent, 12th. Red Deer — Power play 16.4 per cent, 18th overall; penalty kill 86.6 per cent, third.

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CAMP: Strong start The St. Louis Blues prospect had a strong start to the season with a 17-6-1-2 record and 2.07 goalsagainst average. ● Jake Paterson: The lone 18-year-old in the bunch, Paterson plays behind a young Saginaw Spirit team and faces a lot of rubber. The Detroit Red Wings draft pick lacks the international experience of the other three invitees. “From what I’ve heard, I’ve heard Malcolm is probably the No. 1 guy heading into camp, but I think it’s really up in the air as to which goalies are going to get selected to the team,” Paterson said. Like a CFL quarterback or the skip of a curling team, Canada’s goaltenders can get more blame and more credit than they deserve for the outcome a game. But there is a sense that goaltending has been a weak link for Canada at the last three tournaments with silver in 2010 and 2011 and bronze this year in Alberta. Jake Allen was pulled in a loss to the U.S. in the 2010 final in Saskatoon. Mark Visentin gave up five goals to Russia in the third period of the 2011 final in Buffalo, N.Y., and Scott Wedgewood allowed four goals on 14 shots before leaving this year’s semifinal loss to Russia with an injury. Before alarms sound over the state of Canadian goaltending, Tugnutt points out the U.S. also switched goaltenders in that 2010 championship game, as did the Russians in the semifinal in Calgary. “It seems like the other teams are pulling their goalies too,” he said. “Don’t tell me everyone else’s is better then ours. That’s not the case. “People lose sight that these guys are 18, 19 years old. They’re learning their way and they’re feeling more pressure than they’ve ever felt in their lifetime. Even the calmest of guys will struggle with that.” So character and temperament are other boxes the coaches want to check when choosing their goalies, according to Spott. “They’re like the pitchers in baseball,” the coach said. “There’s a lot of pressure on these guys. You have to make sure they’ve got the right mindset to handle that type of pressure that goes with being the goalie with this team.” When asked upon their arrival at selection how they would feel about being the third goaltender chosen, the four said they would be willing to do it, or said they were going to do their best to be one of the two goalies chosen to play in the tournament. It would be an even tougher pill to swallow for that goaltender’s club team, who would be without their star for over three weeks knowing he won’t play in Russia unless another goalie gets injured. “I’m sure they’re not (OK with it), but they’re also understanding,” Tugnutt said. “It’s a business for them too. They want their starting goalie.

HILLS: Matched up well Hunting Hills was 1-2 in the Notre Dame tournament last weekend, defeating the host Cougars but falling 49-42 to the Lindsay Thurber Raiders and 55-30 to tournament champion Lethbridge Catholic Central. The game versus the aggressive Catholic Central team was actually more competitive than the score indicated, said de Jonge. “We matched up well against them, but you don’t see a lot of zone in our league, especially a three-two zone, and you don’t see a lot of zone press, and that’s what they play,” said the Lightning sideline boss. “It was just our second game of the season and we didn’t have any experience against the zone and had trouble with it.” Hunting Hills won the Central Zone 4A girls title last year and have the same goal this time around. “That’s the goal. We definitely want to be coming out of the zone again,” said de Jonge. The rest of the Hunting Hills senior girls team consists of first-year players Allie Busch, Emily Eisenhawer, Teegan Booth, Katelyn Arter and Rachel Kuz. Elsewhere Tuesday, host Notre Dame downed the Lacombe Rams 46-38. Details were unavailable. Meanwhile, host Lindsay Thurber demolished Innisfail 81-15 as Mikayla Morneault scored 18 points and Amy Whitesell had 15. Erin Seater added 13 points for the winners, who also got 11 from Emma Newton, while Sydney Daines led the visitors with seven. In senior boys play, Notre Dame got 20 points from Amet Deng in a 82-39 rout of Lacombe. Calder Salmon had eight for the Rams. In another senior boys outing, Lindsay Thurber crushed Innisfail 83-22 as Spencer Klassen led the way with 26 points. Lorne Baile added 10 for the winners and Nolan Lorenz had seven for Innisfail. ● Bretton Bowd and Mel Rawlins each netted 12 points for the Lindsay Thurber Raiders Monday in a 69-31 JV girls victory over the Ponoka Broncs. Zoe Cire had eight points for the losers. Lindsay Thurber also won the boys match as Justin Van Tetering nailed 16 points in a 74-49 triumph. Ryan Starkey scored 15 for Ponoka, while Mitch Klimer added 14. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

Funk gets win over Shooting Stars Dragons scorch Grizzlys Shalene Raschers scored 10 points to lead Funk to a 33-27 win over the Shooting Stars in Red Deer Women’s Basketball Association play Monday. Ilana Zackowski paced the Shooting Stars with eight points. In other games: ● The Spartans got 14 points from Marisa Reitsma in a 57-48 win over Triple Threat, which got 16 from Tamara Steer. ● Rampage, with Mar Flatla netting

12 points, defeated Nikes 36-24. Teresa Meyers had seven points for the losers. ● Erika Pottage dropped in 15 points as the Collins Barrow Storm dumped The Bank 50-33. Mallory Jones scored 12 in a losing cause. ● Rayne Prins drained nine points for the Big Ballers in a 50-43 win over Vertically Challenged, which got 10-point performances from Joelle Burnstad and Amy Benson.

OLDS — The Drumheller Dragons erupted for four goals in a five-minute span of the second period Tuesday en route to a 6-2 AJHL win over the Olds Grizzlys. Bryton Mills fired three goals for the visitors before 358 fans at the Sportsplex. Mitchell Gartner, Calvin Leth and Joey Raats also tallied for the Dragons. Chase Paylor and

Damien Kulynych replied for Olds. Brandon Stone stopped 20 shots for the winners, while Ethan Jemieff and Jake Tamagi combined to make 36 saves for the Grizzlys, who are in Calgary Friday to face the Mustangs. Drumheller was fivefor-seven on the power play. Olds was one-forfour with a man advantage.

Three-team trade sends Choo to Reds, Bauer to Indians CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Cincinnati Reds and acquired prized pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team deal Tuesday night. Centre fielder Drew Stubbs was sent from Cincinnati to Cleveland as part of the nineplayer swap. In addition to Stubbs, the Indians received Bauer, the No. 3 pick in the 2011 draft, and right-

handers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the Diamondbacks. Cleveland shipped Choo, infielder Jason Donald and about $3.5 million to the Reds, while sending left-handed reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson to Arizona. The Diamondbacks also received shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati. Choo, who has been Cleveland’s primary right fielder since 2006, will play centre and bat leadoff for Cincinnati. “It was very difficult giving

up home-grown talent, but we think Choo can fill the missing parts in our lineup both offensively and defensively,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in a statement. “He is an exciting player, and we expect him to set the table.” Dealing Choo was almost a necessity for the Indians. He was entering the final year of his contract and is eligible for free agency in 2013. The Indians have not been able to work out a deal with agent Scott Boras, who has turned down several

extensions in recent years. The 30-year-old Choo batted .283 with 16 homers and 67 RBIs in 155 games last season. Donald hit .202 in 43 games.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 33 21 10 0 2 119 95 Saskatoon 31 16 14 0 1 104 106 Moose Jaw 33 12 14 3 4 83 101 Swift Current 34 13 16 3 2 98 96 Brandon 33 11 18 2 2 94 138 Regina 33 11 18 2 2 84 127 GP Calgary 31 Edmonton 31 Red Deer 33 Lethbridge 35 Medicine Hat 33 Kootenay 30

Central Division W LOTLSOL 20 7 1 3 19 7 2 3 19 11 2 1 16 14 1 4 14 17 2 0 9 20 1 0

GF GA 101 86 102 80 93 92 116 107 108 116 72 107

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Kamloops 35 25 7 1 2 123 82 Kelowna 31 20 9 1 1 127 77 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 44 33 31 31 26 26 Pt 44 43 41 37 30 19

Pt 53 42 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. Monday’s results No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s results Kamloops 3 Calgary 2 (SO) Kelowna 3 Kootenay 1 Saskatoon 7 Brandon 5 Swift Current at Prince George, Late Victoria at Seattle, Late Everett at Tri-City, Late 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. Friday’s games Kootenay at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m.

Moose Jaw at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Kamloops at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Everett at Portland, 8 p.m. Seattle at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Prince George at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Brandon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Regina at Calgary, 7 p.m. Victoria at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Kelowna at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Prince George, 8 p.m. Tri-City at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Kelowna at Calgary, 4 p.m. Regina at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Vancouver at Prince George, 5 p.m. Portland at Everett, 6:05 p.m. Brandon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Swift Current, 7 p.m.

4. Saskatoon, Burns 10 (McColgan, Thrower) 10:52 (pp) 5. Brandon, Hawryluk 9 (Pulock) 14:43 6. Brandon, Buonassisi 8 (Swyripa, Hawryluk) 19:45 (pp) Penalties — Roy Bdn (double high-sticking) 7:05, Dietz Sktn (tripping) 9:42, Hawryluk Bdn (hooking) 9:51, Kambeitz Sktn (high sticking) 18:38. Third Period 7. Saskatoon, Harland 3 (Thrower, Sutter) 6:45 8. Brandon, Nejezchleb 5 (Quenneville, Hawryluk) 11:09 (pp) 9. Saskatoon, Walker 11 (Pufahl, Craig) 15:06 10. Saskatoon, Graham 1 (Gwinner) 17:07 11. Brandon, Nejezchleb 6 (Robinson, Hawryluk) 19:24 12. Saskatoon, Stransky 17 (Walker) 19:27 (en) Penalties — Thrower Sktn (interference) 0:20, Dietz Sktn (tripping) 9:32. Shots on goal Saskatoon 20 17 16 — 53 Brandon 14 15 11 — 40 Goal — Saskatoon: Moodie (W,1-1-0); Brandon: Boes (L,9-14-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Saskatoon: 2-5; Brandon: 2-6. Attendance — 3,778 at Brandon, Man.

Tuesday Summaries Rockets 3, Ice 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — McKinlay Kel, Vetterl Ktn (fighting) 7:21, Baillie Kel (hooking) 15:09, Wheaton Kel (tripping) 17:42. Second Period 1. Kootenay, Shirley 6 (O’Connor, Cable) 1:37 (pp) Penalties — Olsen Kel (tripping) 1:20, Severson Kel (interference) 13:32, McPhee Ktn (interference) 14:54. Third Period 2. Kelowna, Baillie 9 (Chartier, Bell) 12:42 (pp) 3. Kelowna, Martin 2 (Fowlie, Severson), 14:17 4. Kelowna, Baillie 10, 18:35 Penalties — Baillie Kel (slashing) 1:56, Simpson Ktn (interference) 11:25, Faith Ktn (holding) 16:12. Shots on goal Kelowna 4 16 13 — 33 Kootenay 9 14 7 — 30 Goal — Kelowna: Cooke (W,14-9-1); Kootenay: Hoflin (L,0-8-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Kelowna: 1-3; Kootenay: 1-5. Attendance — 2,171 at Cranbrook, B.C. Blades 7, Wheat Kings 5 First Period 1. Saskatoon, Dietz 8 (Gwinner, Stransky) 8:16 (pp) 2. Brandon, Pulock 10 (Lisoway, Buonassisi) 8:51 3. Saskatoon, Harland 2 (Stransky) 9:18 Penalties — Burns Sktn (hooking) 4:55, Sutter Sktn (roughing) 5:25, Quenneville Bdn (double highsticking) 6:12, Craig Sktn (hooking) 13:20. Second Period

Blazers 3, Hitmen 2 (SO) First Period 1. Calgary, Jones 9 (Brassart) 13:09 Penalties — Rehill Kam (hooking) 2:16, Helgesen Cal (interference) 3:44, Grist Kam (roughing) 9:18, Rehill Kam, Helgesen Cal (fighting) 11:34, Smith Kam (hooking) 19:20, Edmundson Kam (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 19:36. Second Period 2. Calgary, Brassart 8 (Humphries, Rask) 0:35 (pp) 3. Kamloops, Smith 24 (Bozon) 12:21 Penalties — Grist Kam (interference), Humphries Cal (instigating) 3:42, Grist Kam, Humphries Cal (fighting) 5:42, Humphries Cal (misconduct) 10:42, Helgesen Cal (holding) 11:27, Inglis Kam (inter. on goaltender) 11:54, Brassart Cal (tripping) 16:42, Helgesen Cal (holding) 19:25. Third Period 4. Kamloops, Smith 25 (Bozon, Ranford) 0:19 (pp) Penalty — Rissling Cal (roughing) 8:54. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Kamloops wins 2-1 Kamloops (2) — Bozon, miss; Smith, goal; Ranford, goal. Calgary (1) — Macek, miss; Rask, goal; Chase, goal. Shots on goal Kamloops 6 9 3 2 — 20 Calgary 13 5 4 4 — 26 Goal — Kamloops: Cheveldave (W,19-5-1); Calgary: Driedger (L,16-6-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Kamloops: 1-5; Calgary: 1-4. Attendance — 7,068 at Calgary.

Football National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England 10 3 0 .769 472 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 245 Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 289 Miami 5 8 0 .385 240

PA 274 306 352 276

y-Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina

W 11 6 5 4

Green Bay Chicago Minnesota Detroit

W 9 8 7 4

x-Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville

W 11 9 4 2

South L T 2 0 4 0 9 0 11 0

Pct .846 .692 .308 .154

PF 365 292 271 216

PA 263 329 386 359

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

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-Denver San Diego Oakland Kansas City

T 0 0 0 0

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

South L T 2 0 7 0 8 0 9 0

Pct .846 .462 .385 .308

PF 337 354 348 265

PA 259 308 379 312

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

Monday’s Game New England 42, Houston 14 Thursday, Dec. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 11 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Washington at Cleveland, 11 a.m.

Jacksonville at Miami, 11 a.m. Denver at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Carolina at San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Dallas, 2:25 p.m. San Francisco at New England, 6:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by SportsBetting.ag; NL-No line) Spread O/U Thursday CINCINNATI at Philadelphia 3.5 45.5 Sunday NY Giants at ATLANTA 1 51 Tampa Bay at NEW ORLEANS 3.5 53.5 Indianapolis at HOUSTON 9 48 DENVER at Baltimore 3 48 Jacksonville at MIAMI 7 37 Minnesota at ST. LOUIS 2.5 38 Washington at CLEVELAND 1 NL GREEN BAY at Chicago 3 43 SEATTLE at Buffalo 4 42.5 Carolina at SAN DIEGO 3 45.5 DETROIT at Arizona 6 44 PITTSBURGH at Dallas 1 44 Kansas City at OAKLAND 3 42.5 San Francisco at NEW ENGLAND 6 47.5 Monday NY Jets at TENNESSEE 1 42

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 16 5 .762 — Philadelphia 12 9 .571 4 Brooklyn 11 9 .550 4 1/2 Boston 11 9 .550 4 1/2 Toronto 4 18 .182 12 1/2

Miami Atlanta Orlando Charlotte Washington

Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit Cleveland

Southeast Division W L Pct 14 5 .737 12 6 .667 8 12 .400 7 13 .350 3 15 .167 Central Division W L Pct 11 9 .550 10 9 .526 10 11 .476 7 17 .292 5 17 .227

GB — 1 6 7 10

1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 6 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 18 4 .818 — Memphis 14 4 .778 2 Dallas 11 10 .524 6 1/2 Houston 9 11 .450 8 New Orleans 5 15 .250 12

Oklahoma City Utah Denver Minnesota Portland

Northwest Division W L Pct 17 4 .810 12 10 .545 11 11 .500 9 9 .500 9 12 .429

GB — 5 1/2 6 1/2 6 1/2 8

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

Pacific Division W L Pct 15 6 .714 14 7 .667 9 13 .409 7 13 .350 7 15 .318

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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 Portland 92, Toronto 74 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 100, L.A. Lakers 94 New York 100, Brooklyn 97 Denver 101, Detroit 94 Washington 77, New Orleans 70 L.A. Clippers 94, Chicago 89 Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Toronto, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Houston, 6 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 6 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Charlotte at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New York, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 8:30 p.m.

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL CLEVELAND INDIANS — Traded OF Shin-Soo Choo, INF-OF Jason Donald and cash to Cincinnati for OF Drew Stubbs. Traded LHP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson to Arizona for RHP Trevor Bauer, RHP Matt Albers and RHP Bryan Shaw. Cincinnati sent SS Didi Gregorius to Arizona. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP George Sherrill, RHP Dan Wheeler and OF Willy Taveras on minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Claudio Vargas, RHP Richard Thompson, LHP Juan Perez, 3B Eugenio Velez and 1B/DH Luis Jimenez on minor league contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with RHP Brandon McCarthy on a two-year contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Named Willie Blair bullpen coach and Brett McCabe strength and conditioning coach. Texas League CORPUS CHRISTI HOOKS — Promoted Michael Coffin to media relations manager. Named Chris Blake media relations co-ordinator, JD Davis director of ballpark entertainment and Charlie Kovar and Cody Cozart account executives. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed OF Keoni Manago and 1B Mike Schwartz. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Sent RHP Gabe Shaw to River City to complete an earlier trade. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed SS Matt August and OF Matt Fleishman. BASKETBALL NBA — Suspended Toronto C-F Amir Johnson one game for throwing his mouthpiece and hitting a referee during a Dec. 10 game at Portland. FOOTBALL NFL — Overturned suspensions of New Orleans LB Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans DE Will Smith, Cleveland LB Scott Fujita and free agent DL Anthony Hargrove for their part in the Saints bounty program. Suspended Baltimore CB Asa Jackson four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released WR Isaiah Williams from the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS — Placed RB Fred Jackson on injured reserve. Signed DT Jay Ross from the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Released OL Andre Gurode. Placed PK Robbie Gould, CB Sherrick McManis and S Craig Steltz on injured reserve. Signed PK Olindo Mare to a one-year contract and LB Jerry Franklin to a two-year contract. Signed WR Joe Anderson from the practice squad and G Chris Riley to the practice squad. Signed LB Jerry Franklin off the Dallas practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released CB Vince Agnew. Signed DB Michael Coe off waivers from Miami.

DENVER BRONCOS — Signed T Paul Cornick to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released LB Vic So’oto. Signed DT Jordan Miller from the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed G Mike Brewster on injured reserve. Signed RB Keith Toston. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Placed WR Donte’ Stallworth on injured reserve. Released TE Visanthe Shiancoe. Released OL Tommie Draheim from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Claimed WR Braylon Edwards off waivers from Seattle. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed WR Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Suspended RB Rashard Mendenhall for conduct detrimental to the team. Signed RB Baron Batch from the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed DT Demarcus Dobbs on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Braylon Edwards. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released WR David Gilreath. Placed DB Myron Lewis on injured reserve. Claimed G Hayworth Hicks off waivers from Kansas City. TENNESSEE TITANS — Released RB Lennon Creer from the practice squad. Signed TE Martell Webb to the practice squad. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Signed LB Adam Bighill to a contract extension. CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Signed DL Corey Mace to a contract extension. HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Fired coach and director of football operations George Cortez. HOCKEY AHL — Announced Oklahoma City LW Kristians Pelss ineligible to play until Jan. 11. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Assigned G Paul Dainton to Evansville (ECHL). ECHL ECHL — Suspended Trenton LW Andrew Conboy indefinitely. Fined Conboy, the Evansville organization, Colorado D Jake Marto, Ontario F Kyle Kraemer, Fort Wayne D Brent Henley, Fort Wayne G Ken Reiter, Fort Wayne F Kaleigh Schrock and Utah F Riley Armstrong undisclosed amounts. ELMIRA JACKALS — Signed F Justin Daniels. FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Agreed to terms with D Mark Stuart. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Loaned G Ryan Zapolski to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL). SOCCER NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Traded M Benny Feilhaber to Sporting Kansas City for allocation money, a 2014 first-round draft pick and a 2015 second-round draft pick. NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed G Santiago Castano and F Armando Moreno. North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed Carlos Mendes.

Anthony’s 45 points leads Knicks rally over Nets Corrado gets winner in Canadian junior intrasquad game

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Now, this Knicks-Nets rivalry is really on. If it hadn’t started when the Nets left New Jersey and set up shop in the Knicks’ city, it surely arrived when Jason Kidd delivered the tiebreaking 3-pointer Tuesday night, making himself an enemy of his former franchise. “I hate him,” Nets guard Deron Williams said. Williams was kidding, the point guards are friends. But Nets fans who watched Kidd ask out of the organization and Carmelo Anthony refuse to come could easily work up more dislike of the Knicks after watching those two Tuesday. Anthony scored a seasonhigh 45 points, Kidd made the tiebreaking shot with 24 seconds left, and the Knicks rallied from an early 17-point hole to beat Brooklyn 100-97. Kidd finished with 18 points against his former team, who used to dominate the Knicks when he played in New Jersey. He pumped his fist afterward in what he said was as much emotion as he shows, though denied taking any special pleasure in beating the Nets. “I’m a competitor. I want to win,” he said. Now the series is tied at 1-1 since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, both games coming down to the tense final minutes. “It is (a rivalry). I mean, after that first game, we might as well accept that,” Anthony said. “It is what it is. They’re on our division, we see them four times a year. It is a rivalry. It’s great for New York to have that in Brooklyn and in Manhattan. When we come here it’s a battle. When they come there, it’s going to be a battle. We expect that.”

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith shoots as Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson defends in their NBA game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, in New York. Andray Blatche scored 23 points in place of Brook Lopez, who missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right foot. Williams added 18 points and 10 assists, and Reggie Evans grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Nets lost their fifth

straight. Gerald Wallace scored 17 points, but both he and Williams missed potential tying 3-pointers on the last possession after Kidd broke a 97-all tie with his 3-pointer from the left side while being fouled by Jerry Stackhouse.

CALGARY — Sudbury Wolves defenceman Frank Corrado scored the winner for Red in a 3-1 win over White on Tuesday in the Canadian junior hockey team’s intrasquad game. Corrado struck with 63 seconds remaining and teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers added an emptynet goal. There was no scoring until the last five minutes of the game. Phillip Danault of the Victoriaville Tigres scored first for Red at 14:20, but Medicine Hat Tigers forward Hunter Shinkaruk tied the game 26 seconds later. The effect of the NHL lockout was evident at the intrasquad game. The 3,000-seat arena at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre was full and people lined the upper rails two and three deep, even though the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen were hosting the Kamloops Blazers at the Scotiabank Saddledome the same night. Thirty-six players, most of them born in 1993 and 1994, are vying for 23 spots at the Canadian team’s selection camp this week. While the lockout has made some of coach Steve Spott’s decisions about forwards and defencemen simpler because he has the country’s best talent available to him, goaltending is an open race with no incumbent from a previous Canadian junior team. Jake Paterson of the Saginaw Spirit started in net for White and stopped all 10 shots he faced, while Red counterpart Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack also had a shutout on just five shots. Belleville Bulls goalie Malcom Subban allowed two goals on 16 shots in relief of Paterson. Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings stopped 17 of 18 in his half a game. Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan McKinnon is one of two players at camp born in 1995. He played fearlessly and drew a reaction from the seats with his speed and quick moves around the net. Spott said prior to the intrasquad game some players may be released Wednesday after a game against university players. The Canadian team will be announced Thursday following a second game versus the university squad. The 2013 world junior championship opens Dec. 26 in Ufa, Russia. Washington Capitals defenceman Karl Alzner, a former captain of the Canadian junior team, and another junior team alumnus Mike Cammalleri of the Calgary Flames were among the honorary coaches behind the player benches. NHL management attending the game included John Davidson, president of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Edmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini.


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Crosby and Penguins trying to keep busy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANONSBURG, Pa. — Brooks Orpik had a good reason to head back to Pittsburgh after spending the first three months of the NHL lockout in Massachusetts, and the Penguins defenceman insists it had nothing to do with optimism he and the rest of his teammates are closer to getting back to work. “I didn’t have snow tires on my car, so I was like, ‘If I wait this out any longer I’m going to get stuck here and not have a car down in Pittsburgh,”’ Orpik said. “It was really just a change of scenery.” Orpik wasn’t alone. He carpooled down to Pittsburgh with Tyler Kennedy, and a little bit of peer pressure convinced forward James Neal to join the handful of Penguins who have been working out regularly at the regional ice rink that serves as the team’s practice facility. “It’s just something different to stimulate you,” Orpik said. Orpik had been working out with players in the Boston area, monitoring negotiations and attempting to stay sharp. Things felt a little different, however, while skating alongside his teammates for the first time since Pittsburgh lost to Philadelphia in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Having Sidney Crosby around may something to do with it. The captain has been a fixture at the workouts and having 15 players in all — including a couple of non-Penguins — allowed Crosby and company to pick up the pace a little bit. Crosby has served as the de facto organizer for the drills and is eager to get his career back underway after struggling with concussion-like symptoms for most of the last two years. He attended three days of marathon negotiations between owners and players in New York last week, though he has no plans to be around when talks resume. While Crosby has long since stopped guessing when the NHL’s third labour dispute under Commissioner Gary Bettman’s watch will end, he remains hopeful hockey will return at some point. “The fact that they’re talking is good and I think we’ve all said that throughout this process, it’s better than sitting around and not knowing what everyone is thinking,” Crosby said. Spending three days at the bargaining table, however, tempered any sense a deal was imminent. The league has cancelled games through Dec. 30 and there are still a myriad of concerns that need to be addressed. “There’s a lot of details, a lot of things that go into a CBA and those haven’t even been starting to be talked about,” Crosby said. “We definitely have some work to do there but I’m sure once all the major things get taken care of, hopefully the process gets a

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Pittsburgh Penguins hockey players, from left, Pascal Dupuis, captain Sidney Crosby, Ben Lovejoy and Tyler Kennedy all wear a sweater with a National Hockey League Players’ Association logo as they pause between drills during an informal workout at the Iceoplex in Canonsburg, Pa., on Oct. 11. Crosby says he’s not reading anything into the fact the ice rink at the team’s practice facility has gotten a little more crowded over the last couple days. little easier.” Crosby estimated the league would need a couple of weeks to get through a brief training camp while cramming in a couple of exhibitions. The long layoff has left him refreshed and while he’s crisscrossed the country over the last couple months — he’s attended player camps in Colorado and Arizona — there’s nothing quite like lacing up the skates alongside the players who know you better than most. “I think the one thing that’s the same all the way through is that guys are trying to do their best to stay ready and they’re trying to make the best of the situation,” Crosby said. “That says a lot about guys and their care level. Guys want to make sure that when and if this does get settled, we’re ready to go.” So Crosby will keep showing up at the practice

rink four days a week. He will keep trying to make things fresh. Tuesday’s turnout was encouraging, sure, but it’s also part of an ebb and flow that’s been typical since the lockout began. There have been days when only a handful of players show up. While that can make it difficult at times to get motivated, it hasn’t stopped Crosby from showing up, even if instead of a packed house at Consol Energy Center it’s a sprinkling of fans, folks working at a gym located over one end of the ice and facility employees. Asked if there’s a scenario when Crosby decided it’s time to call his teammates and tell them to skip it, and the game’s biggest star just shakes his head. “That’s not going to happen,” Crosby said. “If nobody’s here, then either everyone has taken a day off right before camp starts or we’re not playing.”

Four Alabama players placed on Players in NFL All-America team, most in NCAA bounty case get THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Alabama is No. 1 when it comes to All-Americans. The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was centre Barrett Jones, who became a two-time first-team selection. No other team had more than two players selected to the first team. The Tide also led with six players chosen to all three teams. Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Stanford and Florida were second with four players on the three teams, though linebacker Manti Te’o was the only Fighting Irish player to make the first team. Alabama faces topranked Notre Dame in the BCS championship game Jan. 7. Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was the firstteam quarterback. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones also became two-time All-Americans. Nine Southeastern Conference players made the first team, more than any other conference. The Pac-12 was second with six players on the first team. No other conference had more than two. The team was voted on by a panel of 16 AP college football poll voters. Barrett Jones, a senior who made the AllAmerica team as a tackle last season, was joined on the first team by Alabama teammates guard Chance Warmack, linebacker C.J. Mosley and cornerback Dee Milliner. Offensive tackle D.J. Fluker was picked to the second team and quarterback AJ McCarron was selected to the third team. Te’o, the Heisman finalists and winner of seven other awards — including the Maxwell, Nagurski and Butkus — is the first Notre Dame defensive player to be an AP All-American since

COLLEGE FOOTBALL defensive back Shane Walton in 2002. Manziel is the first freshman to make the first team at quarterback. On Saturday, the redshirt freshman know as Johnny Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Manziel set an SEC record with 4,600 total yards to rank second in the nation. Heisman finalist Collin Klein of Kansas State was the second-team quarterback. Ball repeated as an All-American, despite a slow start to the season and some early injuries. The senior is seventh in the nation in rushing at 133 yards per game, scored 21 touchdowns, and set the major college football record for career touchdowns. He has 82 going into the Rose Bowl. Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, the nation’s leading rusher at 146 yards per game, was the other first-team running back. The receivers were Southern California’s Marqise Lee, who leads the nation in catches (112) and was second in

yards receiving (1,680), and Baylor’s Terrance Williams, who leads in yards with 1,764. Stanford’s Zach Ertz was the tight end. Joining Jones and Warmack on the offensive line were two junior tackles projected to be high first-round NFL draft picks: Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel and Michigan’s Taylor Lewan. “Team goals are bigger than individual goals, but one of my personal goals was to be an All-American and it’s an unbelievable feeling to reach that goal,” Lewan said Tuesday. North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper was the other first-team guard. West Virginia’s Tavon Austin was selected as the all-purpose player, a perfect description of the do-it-all speedster. Austin was primarily a receiver and racked up 1,259 yards through the air. Late in the season, coach Dana Holgorsen used Austin as a running back and against Oklahoma he the senior set a school-record with 344 yards rushing. He finished second in the na-

tion in all-purpose yards with 230 per game, and returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns. Tulane’s Cairo Santos was the All-American kicker after making all 21 of his field goal attempts. On the defensive side, Te’o and Mosley were joined at linebacker by the other two-time AllAmerican. Jones followed-up his sensational sophomore season with 12.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss. Another SEC pass rusher highlighted the defensive line. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had 13.5 sacks, tied for the most in the nation, playing in only 11 games. He’ll matchup against Lewan in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. “He’s very explosive player who plays every play to the whistle and never takes a snap off,” Lewan said. “It’s a great opportunity to see where I’m at and where he’s at and I’m excited about it. But it’s not about me or him, it’s about the University of Michigan playing South Carolina at the Outback Bowl.”

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NEW ORLEANS — Finding fault with nearly everyone tied to the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case, from the coaches to Roger Goodell, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue tossed out the suspensions of four players Tuesday and condemned the team for obstructing the investigation. In a surprising rejection of his successor’s overreaching punishments, Tagliabue wrote that he would “now vacate all discipline to be imposed upon” two current Saints, linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith, and two players no longer with the club, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and free-agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove. Tagliabue essentially absolved Fujita, but did agree with Goodell’s finding that the other three players “engaged in conduct detrimental to the integrity of, and public confidence in, the game of professional football.” It was a ruling that allowed both sides to claim victory more than nine months after the league first made “Saints bounties” a household phrase: The NFL pointed to the determination that Goodell’s facts were right; the NFL Players Association issued a statement noting that Tagliabue said “previously issued discipline was inappropriate.” Vilma, suspended by Goodell for the entire current season, and Smith, suspended four games, have been playing for the Saints while their appeals were pending. Fujita is on injured reserve; Hargrove is not with a team. Tagliabue, appointed by Goodell to oversee a second round of player appeals, criticized the Saints as an organization that fostered bad behaviour and tried to impede the investigation into what the NFL said was a performance pool designed to knock targeted opponents out of games from 2009 to 2011.

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Next U.S. Ryder Cup captain to be named Thursday GOLF BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The PGA of America is bringing a mystery guest to the “Today” show — its next Ryder Cup captain. An organization that is not shy about giving rockstar treatment to the Ryder Cup, the PGA of America said Tuesday it would reveal the next U.S. captain during a segment Thursday of NBC’s morning show, followed by a news conference in the Empire State Building. NBC is the longtime broadcast partner of the Ryder Cup. Adding to the intrigue is which direction the PGA of America decides to take — its model of choosing former major champions in their late 40s, or a stately figure. The next Ryder Cup will be in 2014 at Gleneagles, Scotland, and there has been recent support for Tom Watson, who is revered in golf’s homeland for having won four of his five British Open titles in Scotland. Watson said over the weekend at the Australian Open that it would be a “great honour if I got tapped on the shoulder.” Watson, who came within an 8-foot putt of winning the British Open at Turnberry in 2009 when he was 59, said in Sydney he had not spoken to PGA of America officials. There also has been a push for Larry Nelson, who was overlooked as a captain two decades ago. Nelson is a three-time major champion — twice at the PGA Championship — who had 9-3-1 record in the Ryder Cup and won all five of his matches in 1979, beating Seve Ballesteros in four of those matches. At least two former captains have lobbied the PGA on behalf of Nelson. Nelson, however, is scheduled to play in the Father-Son Challenge pro-am Thursday and Friday in Orlando, Fla. For the last 30 years, it was easy to predict the next American captain. The PGA of America tended to choose a former major champion still moderately active on the PGA Tour, which keeps him in touch with the current players. That would point toward former PGA champion David Toms, though there has been discussion among PGA officials over the last month that Toms could wait until 2016 without any future candidate, such as Jim Furyk or Phil Mickelson, losing his turn. Europe has captured the Ryder Cup seven of the last nine times, including a stunning rally at Medinah two months ago when it overcame a 10-6 deficit on the final day. Davis Love III, the American captain, said he wouldn’t change anything about the week except for the outcome. Love said last month he wouldn’t mind being captain again, but only if there was a gap down the road, and not in 2014. “I can guarantee you it won’t be me,” Love said about the next captain. Paul Azinger was captain of the only U.S. team to win the Ryder Cup in the last 13 years, using a unique system of “pods” in which players were broken into groups of four.

Earnhardt gives approval for new Sprint Cup car BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR spent almost the entire year developing its 2013 car in hopes the “Gen 6” model will dramatically improve the racing. After his first test drive Tuesday, NASCAR’s most popular driver approved of the car. “This sport is going to be revolutionized again with this car,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. That’s a ringing endorsement for NASCAR, which stumbled out of the gate with the launch of its 2007 car and never recovered. Drivers were mixed on the “Car of Tomorrow” during its development and the messaging reflected the varying opinions. When Kyle Busch won the CoT’s debut race at Bristol, he panned the car in his victory celebration on live television. He didn’t let up in his post-race interviews, likening the car to driving a milk crate, and the car was forever tainted with fans. The CoT was finally retired in last month’s season finale. NASCAR has worked tirelessly this year on orders from chairman Brian France to develop a racier 2013 model, which will officially debut at the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. It’s been tested some over the fall, but Charlotte Motor Speedway opened Tuesday for a two-day session attended by 16 drivers. Among them was Earnhardt, who won 17 races in the “old” car but only two after the CoT was introduced in 2007. “I think the car has really awesome potential, and I like it already leaps and bounds beyond the CoT,” he said. “This car really gives me a lot of sensations that are similar to the old car that we ran 10 years ago. The CoT was just frustrating for me. I had good runs and good races in it and I had races where the car drove well, but I never really connected with that car from the very beginning. Just personally, I didn’t really like the car for what it was.” NASCAR strived to give the manufacturers brand identity with the 2013 cars in an effort to make them resemble what the automakers are actually selling in the showrooms. That’s important to Earnhardt. “You’ll stand there and you’ll see Fords and Toyotas and Chevrolets driving by, and it’s great be-

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now. Like, ’Where did we find this clown? Give us the other one back.’ Other than that it’s been good.” Keselowski, back from a brief vacation after collecting his Sprint Cup trophy in Las Vegas, had a whole new look as champion. Penske Racing switched from Dodge to Ford, and with the manufacturer change came a new paint scheme and firesuit for Keselowski, who is still tinkering on a final design. After sporting a predominantly blue look the last three years, his new schemes have a heavy white presence. Keselowski said he’s only 80 per cent settled on the design. “It’s a work in progress. This is something I’m working on to try to keep up with the Joneses,” he said. “All of these Hendrick guys have their new lightweight, cool firesuits and I don’t like getting beat on or off the race track. I want to be the best everywhere, so I’ve got Adidas helping me out. I’m not all the way there.” Keselowski was also working for the first time with new teammate Joey Logano. The combination of a new car and a new teammate made this first test critical for the champion. “I think all the signs are there that we have the potential to be just as strong, if not stronger, than we were last year, which is very, very encouraging,” he said.

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SHELTER GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is hosting a gift wrap booth fundraiser at the Bower Place Shopping Centre from now to Dec. 24. Volunteers from CAWES will wrap three gifts or less for a minimum donation of $5, and four gifts or more for a minimum of $10. All proceeds will be donated to the emergency shelter, which provides refuge for women and children who face domestic violence. Volunteers are needed to help wrap gifts on all days of the week. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tina at 403-318-2321 or by email at tina.trowsse@ cawes.com.

AMA TAKING DONATIONS Donations to make Christmas brighter for the needy can be dropped at the Red Deer Alberta Motor Association office until Friday. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items for non-profit groups will be collected before being shipped on AMA trucks to local charities. On Friday, volunteers are needed to form a human chain to fill trucks with donations. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red Deer office at Suite 141, 2004 50th Ave.

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LACOMBE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WILL PERFORM IN ANNUAL ROSE PARADE IN PASADENA, CALIF.

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Eileen Humble, a Grade 12 student at Lacombe Composite High School, was chosen to be a part of the 325-piece ensemble Band of America Honour Band in the annual Rose Parade.

An American New Year’s Day tradition will have a little Canadian flavour, as a Lacombe high school student will play trumpet in the annual Rose Parade. Eileen Humble, a Grade 12 student at Lacombe Composite High School, was chosen to be a part of the 325-piece ensemble Band of America Honour Band. Although she was born in Alabama, she has lived most of her life in Canada and was ecstatic that she was chosen. “I am so excited,” said Humble, 18. “This is definitely going to be an experience that will change who I am as a person. It will change me as a musician and it’s a milestone in my career.” Her journey to the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., started last summer when she went to camp. At the Music for All’s Drum Major Academy, which takes place in the summer at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., she heard that the Band of America was looking for more players. She attended a meet-

ing and learned about how she had to audition and what the opportunity was: playing in the Rose Parade. “I got home and sent in my audition,” said Humble. On Aug. 8, she mailed in her audition and a month later she heard back via email, saying she would have the chance to perform in the Rose Parade. “I was very surprised, because this is an elite ensemble and I was surprised I had made it,” said Humble. “Hundreds of people from the U.S. auditioned for this band and a Canadian made it.” The 124th Rose Parade starts at 8 a.m. PST and stretches almost nine km along Colorado Boulevard in the Los Angeles suburb. Although she will be a trumpeter in the parade, Humble started off playing piano and when she wanted a more challenging instrument, she initially looked to the trombone. Unfortunately, her arms were too short, so she went with the trumpet.

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$60 tax hike coming BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF City of Lacombe residents will pay another $60 on average in municipal taxes next year. Council passed its $27.3-million operating budget on Monday night, which is up 2.8 per cent from 2012. The typical homeowner whose property was assessed at $273,600 will see their municipal tax bill increase to $1,977 from $1,917 annually, or just over three per cent. That does not include the school tax portion of bills, which is set by the province and won’t be known until the spring. Residents can also expect to see their utility bills go up about 3.7 per cent, which would see a typical monthly bill go to $109.83 from $105.88. Michael Minchin, the town’s corporate services director, said the challenge was to maintain services without increasing the budget more than three per cent. “With the number of new homes we’ve seen over the last number of years, it has placed real pressure on our ability to maintain services,” he said. The city was able to meet that goal and even undertake new initiatives such as introducing curbside recycling this year, said Minchin. Council also passed a capital budget of $12.4 million, of which $7.5 million is covered by grants. Some of the biggest debate swirled around upgrades to the town’s arena parking lot and spray park. Originally pegged at $900,000, council opted to phase in developments to trim the price tag back to $400,000 next year. Among capital projects planned are: ● $3.2 million to Hwy 2A north leg upgrades ● $2.5 million for industrial park development ● $1.9 million for road and street projects ● $1.5 million for storm water and sewer work ● $585,000 for repaving Woodland Drive ● $500,000 for a composter ● $475,000 for various park projects ● $450,000 to replace city vehicles ● $400,000 for arena parking lot and spray park landscaping redevelopment ● $350,000 for a new fire pumper pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Retired general Rick Hillier former Canadian Forces Chief of Defence Staff gives a keynote address to the Farm Credit Canada meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer on Tuesday.

General promotes optimism RETIRED CANADIAN FORCES CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF GENERAL RICK HILLER TALKS ABOUT LEADERSHIP BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Canadians should be the most optimistic people on earth, according to retired Canadian Forces General Rick Hiller. “I’ve served in 63 countries and about 41 of those didn’t have something as basic as rule of law,” said the general, who spoke at the Farm Credit Canada conference on Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. He showed slides of a burkacovered Afghan woman seconds before she was executed by the Taliban during half-time at a soccer game. Her “crime” was being seen with a man who was not from her immediate family, said Hillier, who noted other Afghan women are beaten if caught wearing nail polish, or if their heels make a clicking sound on the stones. Another slide showed Afghan children miming their requests for paper and pencils so they could learn to read and write.

The general said children in countries such as Bosnia usually ask soldiers for candy, but in Afghanistan they recognize their lives can only improve through education. In Canada, all children are educated, women have equality, and everybody lives in a safe society. “If Canadians can’t be optimistic, who can?” said Hillier. “Don’t we live a great life? Isn’t this an awesome place?” he added, to cheering affirmation from the crowd. The general, who retired from his chief of defence staff position in 2008, was asked to pass on tips about leadership, and he eventually did. But first he generously sprinkled his speech with comical anecdotes, such as growing up the only boy with five sisters in Newfoundland. (Hillier said he got so many girls’ hand-me-downs, he was nine years old before he discovered that boys’ pants are supposed to have a front fly.) He also talked about his long-suffering wife Joyce, who thought she was going to die

when the C-17 plane she was travelling in had to make a near perpendicular landing to avoid being strafed by Taliban fighters during a landing on the Kandahar air strip. “She threw her coffee in my lap . . . and yelled, ‘We’re going down!’” recalled Hiller, who noted all the ‘Vegas get-aways he’s since taken his wife on haven’t made up for that. When he got around to the topic of effective leadership, he said it boils it down to inspiring workers with “perpetual optimism.” Part of his duties were to ensure that Canadian soldiers never forgot their core values, even though they were often immersed in inhumane conditions, far from home. By bringing a Tim Hortons coffee shop franchise to Kandahar, as well as visits by the Stanley Cup and comedians such as Rick Mercer, Hiller said he ensured that “figuratively,” the soldiers were still part of Canada.

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Player raising cash for Alaska hearts BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s Kaare Odegard is becoming known in Alaska for more than just his slapshot. The defenceman with the University of Alaska’s Nanooks hockey team has so far raised more than $140,000 for the Fairbanks hospital’s cardiac centre. Odegard, who was born and raised in Red Deer before earning a scholarship with the Nanooks, told the College Hockey News that he felt helpless after his father, Scott Odegard, suffered a heart attack in Red Deer just weeks before the 2011-12 hockey season began. “I came up to Alaska and just had a vision” — to start a charity to help people with heart prob-

lems in the Fairbanks area, he stated. As the Nanooks’ office manager, Shawn Head, had lost his own father to a heart attack at the age of 55, the two established a foundation, With All Your Heart, which is making a difference in the community that’s supported Odegard’s college hockey career. Funds are being raised through benefit dinners and silent auctions for the Harry and Sally Potter Heart Centre at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. As well, Odegard is encouraging fans of the team to donate a certain number of dollars to the fund whenever the Nanooks score, win a game, or manage a shutout, a power-play goal or a hattrick.

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ODEGARD: Recognition His efforts were recognized with a plaque with Odegard’s picture mounted on the wall outside the heart centre. The wall also contains 140 pucks — one for every $1,000 raised. “It’s quite an accomplishment,” said Odegard’s mother, Lisa, who is proud that her son has made such a positive impact on the community. “When people take the time to come and thank me, that’s great. It’s a humbling experience, that’s for sure,” stated Odegard, a business administration student, who plans to graduate in the spring and return to Red Deer. While his father is now recovering from the heart attack, Odegard, who was made assistant captain of the Nanooks this year, would like to continue doing charitable work. He was awarded the Ryan Reinheller Humanitarian Award at the end of last season. For more information, visit fairbankshospitalfoundation. com/with-all-your-heart/.

LEADERSHIP: ‘Be inspired’ In that way, he believes he prevented such tragedies as occurred in Somalia, when Canadian soldiers forgot their values and tortured a local teenager to death. The other half of the leadership equation, according to

Hillier, is allowing himself to be inspired by his soldiers. “You need that to help get you through your worst days.” He shared stories about those who inspired him — including Mark Fuchko, a Calgary gunner who worked inside an armoured vehicle in Afghanistan. Realizing that most soldiers in his position were killed by low-set Taliban explosives that blew off their legs, Fuchko routinely travelled with two loose tourniquets around his knees, as a precaution. One night, when an explosion ripped through his vehicle, the tourniquets paid off. Hillier found out that the injured soldier pulled them tight, to prevent bleeding to death. In the 42 minutes it took his fellow soldiers to free him from inside, while under artillery fire, Fuchko was also able to grab the bags of plasma that were passed to him through a small hole. He stuck the needle into his arm and saved his own life, said Hillier. In 2011, Fuchko climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on prosthetic legs. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate. com

MUSICIAN: With Red Deer Royals She has been involved with the Red Deer Royals marching band for four years and

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Kaare Odegard carries the puck as Ohio State opens at home against the University of AlaskaFairbanks at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH on Nov. 12. The Buckeyes beat the Nanooks in a shootout 2-1. last year she was the assistant drum major. This year, she is the drum major and conducts the band for field shows or leads the band during parades and spins the mace. In the lead up to the parade, Humble has been busy rehearsing the music provided by the Band of America. The members are required to send in recordings of them playing before the event so

the leaders can monitor their progress and where they should be in the parade. She has to send in her last set of recordings by this Friday. While in Los Angeles, Humble will not only perform in the Rose Parade, but also at Disneyland and at an exhibition at a football stadium. Those performances are the lead up to the big show in the

parade. “It’s going to be different, but I will definitely feel at home because there are so many musicians there and people who love music and marching,” said Humble. Humble hopes music will be a big part of future and wants to pursue it in her postsecondary studies. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com

City rejects Chinook’s Edge Waskasoo housing proposal SCHOOL DIVISION WANTED TO CREATE HOUSING ON PROPERTY

Chinook’s Edge School Division is looking forward to the creation of an area redevelopment plan for Waskasoo after its plans for housing were rejected on Monday. Red Deer city council defeated first reading of the Waskasoo Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan that would have allowed development of 16 houses along 45th Avenue and three more on a portion of 59th Street. Council felt it wasn’t the right move without an area redevelopment plan that would reflect the vision of the property.

An area redevelopment plan is a neighbourhood-based municipal planning tool used to guide redevelopment and/or changes to an existing developed neighbourhood or defined area. Chinook’s Edge school division superintendent Kurt Sacher agrees the area redevelopment plan is necessary. “We’ve been asking for that for a few years so it’s nice it’s going to begin in 2013,” said Sacher. “That shouldn’t take more than a couple of years. The painfully slow process of getting some value out of that land (of ours) has been very frustrating.” The Chinook’s Edge board wants value for its land.

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BRIEFS Family astronomy at Kerry Wood The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is hosting Family Astronomy 101 on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is a fun introduction to the cosmos, and focuses on the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. It is one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, and is the final one for 2012. For more astronomy fun at the centre, join an interpreter on Sunday at 1 p.m. for a tour of the winter sky. Admission to both events is by a suggested donation of $3 per person, or $10 per family. For more information, call 403-346-2010.

Input sought into federal budget Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, is asking residents to make their voices heard in advance of the federal government’s upcoming budget. The government is consulting with Canadians from across the country, looking for suggestions on how to strengthen Canada’s economy and how to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of government. Residents have until Jan. 25 to make a written submission to Dreeshen’s constituency office. “I strongly believe hearing directly from Canadians is the best way to get input on how to help fuel job and economic growth in Central Alberta and across Canada,” said Dreeshen in a press release. He stressed that despite Canada’s strong economic performance, challenges to the global economy remain, and Canada can’t become complacent. He is also meeting for roundtable discussions with business, academic and community leaders from Central Alberta. Dreeshen said ideas brought up in local pre-budget meetings are often reflected in the federal budget. Local residents can email their submissions to earl.dreeshen.c1@parl.gc.ca or mail them to 100 A, 4315 55th Ave., Red Deer, AB. The responses will then be presented to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Submissions can also be made directly to the federal Department of Finance. More information can be found at www.fin.gc.ca.

“They want to liquidate it,” said Sacher. “We want some value for the excess land that we own. Then we can use that elsewhere to meet other capital needs in the division.” Sacher said that a number of people would like to see the Chinook’s Edge land remain untouched. This would be fine with Chinook’s Edge as well, as long as it got some value for it, he added. The city will continue to work with Chinook’s Edge on finding a solution for the land, Sacher said. The school division wants to subdivide the land into four components, one of which would be the housing. The other sections included the River Glen School site, municipal reserve/

“We felt we hadn’t given our residents ample time to give us feedback so we weren’t comfortable passing the budget (Monday) night,” said Samson. Most residents will see a small increase in municipal taxes next year. Given that property assessments have dipped slightly in many cases, the town is estimating a typical house owner whose property was assessed at $297,000 will see their municipal taxes go up about 1.3 per cent. That would boost the bill to $1,583.90, an increase of $21.50 over 2012. A recreation levy of $61.18 is also added to bills. The town’s capital budget is projected at $11.6 million.

Butt Ugly program gets funding The award-winning Butt Ugly Anti-Tobacco Program has received $5,000 from the Red Deer and District Community Foundation. Butt Ugly was created in Red Deer in 1995 and is a registered charity. It is a cornerstone of tobacco reduction education in the area. Each fall, Butt Ugly tours middle schools in Red Deer and Central Alberta as students from Red Deer high schools put on the program for students in Grades 6 and 7. This in-school programming promotes healthy choices, with a focus on tobaccofree lifestyles, through educational dramatic enactments, student in-

park space, as well as land occupied by Parkland School. The Parkland School area would be turned over to Parkland Community Living and Supports Society (CLASS) for renovations and expansion. Sacher added that this week’s decision by city council has no impact on the River Glen property. The rural students who go to River Glen School, which opened in 1960, are scheduled to relocate to a new school in Penhold in 2014. Red Deer Public School Division then hopes to use River Glen School for its Gateway School alternative program. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

teraction, tobacco refusal skill training and problem solving. Butt Ugly has received grant funding from the Red Deer and District Community Foundation for nearly 10 years, said Kristine Bugayong, the acting operations manager of the community foundation. The Red Deer and District Community Foundation is a locally governed, privately funded, public foundation and is focused on building a permanent endowment to serve communities in Central Alberta. The foundation’s grants cater to all sectors, such as arts and culture, the environment, seniors, community development and education. The deadline for registered charities to apply for the next round of grant funding is April 2, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.

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Sylvan Lake residents have been given more time to mull the municipality’s spending plans for next year. Town council opted on Monday to hold off approving the budget until its Jan. 14 meeting. Instead, an interim budget was passed to cover operating expenses until then. Mayor Susan Samson said the town recently sent out a brochure outlining the town’s draft budget of $28.4 million, with a proposed 2.4 per cent municipal tax rate increase. Most homeowners would have received the brochures last week.

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Wednesday, CAPRICORN (Dec. Dear Annie: My husband and I nored. Dec. 12 22-Jan. 19): There’s lots I will not give up hope that CELEBRITIES BORN ON of work today and you be- have been married for 20 years. THIS DATE: Andrea Magro, lieve that it wasn’t delegated We have two boys, and the oldest things can change, because we 22; Mayim Bialik, 37; Jennifer fairly. Therefore, you decide is non-verbal autistic. “Austin” have come so far. Thanks for letConnelly, 42 to withdraw yourself in your can write, and he wears a talking ting me vent. — Sunshine Dear Sunshine: This must be THOUGHT quite corner and device around his neck. He likes OF THE DAY: remain in soli- to shop and enjoys eating differ- so difficult for you. There is no Venus’ positude. You pre- ent things. But it makes me sad excuse for people who are rude tion suggests fer to keep your and angry when people stare at enough to criticize your parenting or have the nerve to us reassessc o m m e n t s t o us. 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and more areas of popular music are being included. And so therefore at some point in the near future, progressive music will start being included.” Even if Lifeson managed to remain somewhat reserved about the honour, he acknowledged the excitement of the people around him. “I think my sons were like: ‘Finally, Dad,”’ he said with a laugh. He also got a glimpse of the Hall’s meaning when he went to a dinner over the weekend with friends he hadn’t seen in a while. He had to keep quiet about Rush’s imminent inclusion — a secret at the time — but even the mere fact of the

band’s nomination for Hall consideration was enough to send a charge through his dinner-mates. “Every single one of them was so excited about the nomination,” he recalled. “It really meant a lot to them. And I thought, this is so weird. I never would have thought these people would have even cared or known. But there’s something about it that’s really important to a lot of people. “And certainly for Canadians, any type of success that a Canadian artist or athlete ... gets, really means a lot to people in this country. So I’m starting to realize how big of a deal this actually is.”

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TORONTO — Over the years, the members of the Toronto rock trio Rush have remained steadfastly ambivalent about their inability to crack the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — they maintained it was something they wanted for their loyal fans, not themselves. And now that the band will finally be inducted into the Cleveland rock shrine, that hasn’t changed. While it was easy to detect a note of triumph in guitarist Alex Lifeson’s voice as he called to discuss the honour — announced Tuesday — the power-prog threesome still isn’t about to alter its tune. “I never really cared if it happened or not, to be honest with you,” a cheerful Lifeson said down the line this week. “It doesn’t change anybody’s life at the end of the day. Are we going to become more popular? Are we going to sell more records? Are more people going to come to the shows? I don’t know. We’re quite happy where we are and with what we’ve accomplished. “So we continue to do the kind of work we want to do and we will continue regardless of our induction or not,” he added. “I think at the end of the day, really, what this is about is making our fans feel like their support has been worthy.” Indeed, this moment has been a long time coming for the band’s many ardent fans. Rush will officially gain entry into the rock hall on April 18 after a ceremony in L.A., where they’ll be honoured alongside fellow inductees including fiery New York rap pioneers Public Enemy, disco innovator Donna Summer, influential blues guitarist Albert King, gifted songwriter Randy Newman and American-Canadian rock outfit Heart. Rush had been one of the most egregious omissions for the rock hall, which opened in 1983 and annually saw its announcement of new members greeted by snorting derision from jilted Rush fans. It makes sense. The trio is renowned for its virtuosic instrumentation, they’ve released 18 platinum-plus albums in Canada (while clearing the same sales hurdle more than a dozen times Stateside) and, with roughly 40 years behind them in their current incarnation, have fostered a live reputation that’s nothing short of sterling. For fans, their exclusion had been as galling as it was perplexing. “If there’s one band in the history


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BENNETT Linda 1950 - 2012 Mrs. Linda Bennett of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully after a 21 year battle with cancer at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the age of 61 years. Linda was born on December 25, 1950 and raised in Edmonton and later moved to Red Deer where she settled and raised three boys. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her husband Rick Bennett, sons Donald Stearns, Bryce Bennett and Ryan Bennett, and sister Joan (Wade). Linda will also be greatly missed by several extended family and friends. Linda was predeceased by her parents Harvey and Elizabeth Gale and sister Margrie Lynn. In honor of Linda, a celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, Alberta. Memorial contributions made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation - Cancer Centre, 3942 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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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 www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Valeri Watson EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.

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BURNETT 1933 - 2012 Mr. William “Bill” Leroy Burnett of Red Deer, passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on December 9, 2012 at the age of 78 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 11 - Bennett Street, Red Deer, AB on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Condolences to Bill’s family may be emailed to: meaningfulmemorials @yahoo.ca Bruce MacArthur, Funeral Director MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Red Deer 587-876-4944

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 www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca 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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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 www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca 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” www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca

HUGHES Winifred 1923 - 2012 Family and friends are invited to celebrate Freddie’s life with a memorial service at Bethany CollegeSide Chapel on December 14, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

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HUEPPELSHEUSER Verna Rad Nov. 1, 1917 - Dec. 9, 2012 On December 9, 2012 Verna passed away in the Red Deer Regional Hospital. She will be missed by her children; Juanita, Arlene and Conrad (Linda). Verna will be remembered by her grandchildren; David, Larry (Renee), Jacklynn (Brad), Kent (Marcia), Keri (Scott) and Alyson (Shawn); as well as 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sister-in-law Doris Wesslen. Verna was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1992. She outlived her four sisters and three brothers. Verna and Harold farmed west of Blackfalds. She was a lifelong member of the Royal Purple Lodge 21 and a member of the Red Deer Legion. Ve r n a e n j o y e d c u r l i n g , bowling and playing cards. The family would like to acknowledge her friends and staff at both the Pines Lodge and Piper Creek Lodge. Verna’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Unit 32 and the Emergency Room at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Thanks also to Dr. Boake, Dr. Tillier and Dr. Odendaal. At Verna’s request there will be no service. Cremation will take place and Verna will be laid to rest with Harold at Alto Reste Cemetery. If desired, donations in Verna’s name may be made to The Lending Cupboard, 5406-43 St. Red Deer T4N 1C9 or the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, T4R 2S6

ST. GERMAIN In loving memory of Ida December 12, 1998 Deep are the memories precious they stay. No passing of time can take them away. Quietly today her memory we treasure, missing her always, forgetting her never. Your loving family.

CLARK WILLIAMS April 25, 1941 - Dec. 12, 2011 God knew that he was suffering That the hills were hard to climb, So He closed his weary eyelids And whispered, “Peace be thine.” Away in the beautiful hills of God, By the valley of rest so fair. Some day, we know not when We will meet our loved one there. ~Always remembered, forever loved Dorothy and family

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SCHMEHL It is with great sadness that we announce that on December 11, 2012, at the age of 81, Audrey Eugene Schmehl passed away quietly at the Red Deer Regional Hospital with her family at her side. Audrey was born in Toefield Alberta on October 28th, 1931 and was raised in Buck lake Alberta. She married the love of her life, Jack Schmehl on October 18th, 1951 where they lived in Carstairs, later in Rimbey then retired in Red Deer Alberta. In 1997 Audrey was pre deceased by her husband of 46 years, Jack Schmehl. Audrey will be greatly missed by her three daughters: Diana (Raymond) Young, Susan (Peter) Morrison, and Karen (Bert) Schaub. Her Grandchildren: Jennifer, Jeffery, Tara, Kelly, Nikala, Dominique, Adrianna, Shawn a n d G e o ff r e y. H e r G r e a t grandchildren: Sam, Charlie, Seth, Opey and Isabella. Her dear and closest friend Patrick Dooley and countless other friends and relatives. Services to celebrate Audrey’s life will be held on Friday, December 14th, 2012 at the Red Deer Funeral Home; 6150-67th Street in Red Deer at 1 pm. Lunch and fellowship afterwards.

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NCSO

With oilfield transportation experience req’d. Must have exceptional organizational skills. Please apply in confidence to Reply to Box 1025, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

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

820

HIRING * Gas station Manager * $25/hr, full time 1 person * The day to day opera*Equipment tions of filling station and convenience store, managOperators & i n g s t a ff , w o r k i n g w i t h Labourers vendors and monitoring REQUIREMENTS: sales. *Valid driver’s license * Completion of University * H2S Alive ( Economics). Over 1 yr * Standard First Aid business experience. *WHMIS and/or CSTS Leeoh Holdings Inc. or PST o/a Rimbey Gas & Splash. * Pre-Access A& D Testing Box 659 4630 50 Ave. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Please email or fax your cookplus@naver.com resume to: Phone 403-843-2360 TANKMASTER RENTALS hr@tr3energy.com requires CLASS 1 BED RAMADA INN & SUITES Fax: 403-294-9323 TRUCK Operators for req’s. www.tr3energy.com Central Alberta. ROOM ATTENDANTS. Competitive wages and You can sell your guitar Exp. preferred. Also benefits. for a song... BREAKFAST ROOM m.morton@tankmaster.ca or put it in CLASSIFIEDS ATTENDANTS, and we’ll sell it for you! or fax 403-340-8818 early morning shifts, flexibility req’d. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Oilfield Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE PERSON... Experience preferred. Pool operation an asset. On call rotation. Bonuses, Drop off resume to 6853 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 or email: info@ramadareddeer.com

800

VACUUM DRIVER

Wanted for local Red Deer Company  Monday to Friday  Health Care Benefits  Competitive Wages

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

Box 229F, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Ab., T4R 1M9

276374L23

Please send resume to:

The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.

Trades

850

Experienced

Sandblaster. CARPET COLOUR $20-25/hour dependent CENTRE upon experience. Please is currently looking for fax (403)348-8109 or email 2 TILE INSTALLERS. laurie@furixenergy.com Applicant must have ability to lay out tiles, be familiar GOODMEN with setting materials and ROOFING LTD. products. This is a F/T Requires position with a wage of $25/hr. SLOPED ROOFERS Submit resume att`n: LABOURERS Andrew @ Carpet Colour & FLAT ROOFERS Centre 1100, 5001 - 19 St. Red Deer, AB T4R 3R1 or Valid Driver’s Licence email : awiebe@ preferred. Fax or email carpetcolourcentre. com info@goodmenroofing.ca or (403)341-6722 CLARK BUILDERS NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Now Hiring CAREPENTERS & LABORERS for work in Red Deer Apply at: Email: careers@ clarkbuilders.com Fax: 1-888-403-3051 www.clarkbuilders.com CLARK BUILDERS

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

Journeyman Gas Fitters

Starting wage of $36/hr, 10% Vacation/Holiday Pay and benefits. Please fax resumes to 780-623-7451or email to sales@cpandh.ca COOPER ROOFING & EXTERIORS requires a SIDER/SLOPED ROOFER Valid Driver’s License REQUIRED. Fax (403)346-7556 or email resume to general@ cooperroofing.ca 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: ben@tpil.ca ESTABLISHED well known company looking for permanent f/t hourly tapers and p/t piece work tapers. Please fax resume to 403-782-0610 email: ben@tpil.ca

First Choice Collision Seeking Journeyman or 2nd /3rd year apprentices. Positions for body, prep and refinishing technicians needed for our car and light truck division. Top wages, bonus programs and benefit package. Fax resumes to (403) 343-2160; e-mail choice2@telusplanet.net or drop off in person @ #5, 7493, 49th Avenue Crescent, Red Deer. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Contractors

1100

BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 JNM CONSTRUCTION Home Improvements, From Demolition to finish! 30 yrs. Exp. Free Est. 403-505-2248 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Prefering non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 302-9210.

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

309-3300 To Place Your Ad In The Red Deer Advocate Now!

ARE you on Santa’s naughty list. Call 587-377-1898. BEAUTIFUL college girl ROXY 403-848-2300

EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Handyman Services

1200

BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. Res/Comm.Reno’s, repair and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured. F & J Renovations. We do it all. Good rates and references available so call John at 403-307-3001 jbringleson@shaw.ca GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089 TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy

1280

Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445

LARGE commercial . project, drywall, , steel stud, t-bar, taping , long term work. Benefits, 403-588-4614, 588-4615

SERVICEMAN POSITION

Mechanically inclined or heavy duty equipment apprentice Year round employment Clean driver’s abstract Fax resume to (403) 885 5137 Email resume to office@ccal.com Start your career! See Help Wanted

Trades

Truckers/ Drivers

860

EXPERIENCED

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

403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

ADULT & Youth Carrier Needed For Delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in GLENDALE Gunn St. & Goodacre Close KENTWOOD Kirkland & Kidd Close ALSO Kilburn & Krause Crsc

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

Truckers/ Drivers

1280

Misc. Services

NORMANDEAU Nash St. & Norris Close ALSO Nichols Crsc & Nyberg Ave. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

860

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinLINDA’S CHINESE MAS- ery, vehicles and industrial. SAGE Grand Opening #3 Serving central Alberta. 4820-47 Ave. 403-986-1550 403-318-4346 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL Moving & WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 Storage TRADITIONAL CHINESE MASSAGE, new girls, 4606 48 Ave. Open 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. 7 days a wk. Phone 403-986-1691

VII MASSAGE

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

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

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

1300

DEER PARK Dempsey St. area $45.00/mo. ALSO Dempsey St. Dumas Crsc. & Duffy Close area $88.00/mo. ALSO Duston St. Donnelly Crsc., area Densmore Crs. Dale Close $270.00/mo. ALSO Doran Crsc. Dunn Close $50.00 /mo. ALSO Doran Crsc., Doan Ave. area $53.00/mo.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

Hydrovac Truck Operators 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.

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

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

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

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

SITE SUPERINTENDENTS & FOREMEN

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

(Various Locations around Alberta)

The ideal candidate will have the following: • Dedication to safety; reflected in practice and experience • A strong background in Electrical and Instrumentation • Supervisory experience with excellent communication & organizational skills • Comfortable with scheduling & planning • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs

Please note: This job posting closes on December 17th, 2012 STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Jon Skene Fax # 403-342-6505 Email: jskene@studon.com

“People Pride & Service” Misc. Help

For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

We are currently hiring for the position of:

HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED

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

STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. is one of Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies. We are an industry leading Electrical & Instrumentation Contractor that prides itself in having committed and dedicated employees.

1290

880

Misc. Help

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

850

* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm 348-5650

Misc. Services

880

Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted.

classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

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

R I S L E Y M A C H I N I N G WANTED Class 1 drivers LTD. (Grande Prairie, AB) with propane, butane, LPG has the following position mix in Central AB. Must have all tickets available for immediate Fax resume to employment: 403-887-6110 or Call ALUMINUM BOAT Dennis at 403-588-5836 FABRICATOR/WELDER Must have previous experience. Risley Machining offers a Misc. good benefits program and Help wages to commensurate with experience. ACADEMIC Express Please reply with resume Adult Education and to: Jay Stojan Training 9620-109 St Grande Prairie, AB Winter 2013 T8V 4E4 Phone: (780) 538-8256 • C o mmunity Support Fax: (780) 539-5447 Worker program Email: jay.stojan@gorisley.com • GED classes evening and days

STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 Massage Therapy

req’d for small shop in Westaskiwin area. Competitive wages & health plan. Submit resumes to: willplmb@xplornet.com or fax to: 780-312-2889 or call 780-387-6087

860

• Strong focus on customer satisfaction

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

1165

JOURNEYMAN or 3rd Yr. Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter

Truckers/ Drivers

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

1000-1430

Escorts

JOURNEYMAN OR APPRENTICE

850

Trades

Midas is looking for ambitious, dedicated & professional Journeyman o r 3 r d . a n d 4 t h y e a r Celebrate your life apprentices in our Red Deer location. if you pride with a Classified yourself on quality work, ANNOUNCEMENT customer servicea and are Clark’s Plumbing & looking for a career in SNOW plow drivers(2) automotives we would like req’d for winter season Heating you to consider a position based out of Lacombe, is now hiring with us. Please drop off or exc. wages. Must have Camp Shifts send a resume to 5804 50 Class 3 w/air. Call Toll to start immediately for the Ave. Red Deer, Alberta Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. following position: T4N 4C2 email to: - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or midas58@telus.net or fax fax resume to: 403-784-2330 Journeyman Plumbers to 403-314-9631

CLASSIFICATIONS

1010

850

Established machine shop looking for a Full Time Journeyman machinist. FURIX Energy Inc. is looking for an Experience in programming & operation Experienced Coater for internal coatings.† of CNC machine required. $30-40/hour dependent Offering 40 hr. week with upon experience.† Please weekends off. fax (403)348-8109 or email Wages negotiable. laurie@furixenergy.com Apply by e-mail or in person & Swisco Ltd. Email swiscoml@telus.net 5610 - 57 St. FURIX Energy Inc. is St. Paul, AB looking for an Phone: 780-645-5310

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Accounting

Trades

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life in the towns of Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Good communication, skills both verbal and written. Must have effective time management skills and able to multi task in a fast paced environment. Experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

880

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Seniors’ Services

1372

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

is expanding its facility to double production.

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

Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

- Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers

HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. helpinghandshomesupport.com

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

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 D3

FAST TRACK PHOTOS PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 get your Call 309-3300 toto get your vehicle pictured pictured here here vehicle

DO YOU HAVE AN ATV TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK CAMPER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 AVALANCHE 1500, loaded, Viper command start, 161,000 kms., exc. cond. Must See. $17,900. 403-342-4909

DO YOU HAVE A MOTORHOME TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2008 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew XLT 143,600 km $17,900 obo. Tow pkg. backup camer Very Good Condition. 403-358-9646

DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

1993 FORD Ranger, paint like new, 4x4, s/b, V6 auto., $3500. obo. 403-347-5500

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

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

2007 FORD Escape 4x4 V6 3.0L engine w/ Remote Start & Winter Tires. Good cond. 143,500 kms $8500 o.b.o. Delburne 403-749-3919

2008 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4, 39000 kms $23888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2009 F250 HD 4x4 XLT Super crew, loaded, command start, great shape inside & out $10,900. 403-348-9746

1998 HONDA CIVIC, $2200 obo passed inspecton 5 spd. good cond. 403-352-3894

DO YOU HAVE A SEADOO TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 CHRYSLER Crossfire LTD, 6 speed, htd. lthr., $11,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2008 HONDA RIDGELINE RT 4X4, $19888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2009 HERITAGE Soft Tail Classic, low mileage. 15,000 kms. Must Sell! $16,000. 403-877-1170

DO YOU HAVE A TENT TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2003 FORD 150 Lariat, 4x4 tow pkg., new tires, $5900 1992 18FT. TRAVEL Trailer, dual wheels, both in exc. cond. $5000. Both for $9900. 403-843-6858

DO YOU HAVE A JEEP TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2007 JEEP Grand Cherokee AWD $15888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 HONDA Odyssey, 107,000 kms., $18,900. 403-598-3591

DO YOU HAVE A CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

1999 POLARIS RANGER 6X6 one owner, low hours, 3500 warn winch, $7888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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

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

2007 LINCOLN MARK LT 4x4, lthr., nav., $26,888 403- 348- 8788 Sport & Import

2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE FWD, $10,888, 7620-50 Ave, Sport & Import

2010 DODGE Power Wagon 2500 SLT 4x4, winch $26,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A BOAT TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2007 PONTIAC G6 SE sedan. Lady driven, loaded. 103,000 km. $7300. 403-348-9746

2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER S $16888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT Power Wagon 4X4,hemi, winch, $26888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2004 DODGE 1/2 ton quad cab 4x4. New tires. Great cond. $7000. 403-506-9632

2006 FORD Explorer Eddie Bauer htd. lthr., sunroof, DVD, $16,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 CHARGER 3.5L Exc. cond. 84,000 careful kms. Service & fuel economy records avail. Asking $10,750. 403-346-8299 or 403-506-9994

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

DO YOU HAVE A HEAVY TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2004 DODGE Dakota Sport 4X4, V-8, $8888 403-348- 8788 Sport & Import

2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0T FWD, 4 cyl. turbo, $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2008 TOYOTA YARIS FWD, 62709 kms,

2011 CHEV CAMARO 2SS/RS, LS3, 6 speed, 2104 kms $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2004 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GLS diesel, $9888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2008 FORD F-350 LARIAT 4x4, turbo diesel, htd.nav., $35,888, 348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

VEHICLE ACCESSORIES

2000 TOYOTA 4Runner 196,000 kms., $10,400. obo 403-597-5972

2000 TRIPLE E, 28’. Fully equipped. 403-442-3815

2001 CADILLAC Deville Sunroof, heated seats, leather, DVD, 126,500 kms exc. cond. in/out. $6500. 403-342-0587

$10,888

403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2009 CAMRY XLE V6, loaded, leather, GPS, keyless locks, like new. $19,975. 403-782-3690

WINTER SPECIAL

DO YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD 4WD HIG

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880

Misc. Help

880

CIRCULATION ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in LANCASTER AREA 77 papers $412/mo. ROSEDALE AREA 72 papers $386/mo. DEER PARK Dempsey St. area 79 papers $423/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area 101 papers $541/mo. ALSO Clearview Ridge Timberlands area 59 papers $376/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

F/T Assistant Manager req’d for busy convenience store. Please apply in person with resume to Express 24 EASTVIEW. 140 Erickson Drive

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

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for

ANDERS AREA

BOWER AREA

Isbister Close Issard Close LANCASTER AREA

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

1840

Dogs

1660

1700

*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown RD 587-377-1298 Open Mon.Fri. daily 11am - 6 pm. NO! NO! On warranty $275. 403-227-2976

1710

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. P/T GRAVEYARD shift Person req’d. immed. Must warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 be 18 yrs. old. Please apply in person with resume Classifieds...costs so little to Express 24 EASTVIEW. Saves you so much! 140 Erickson Drive CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Household Furnishings

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

LIMITED Edit. pink Dyson upright vacuum cleaner $150, 403-346-9899 Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Misc. for Sale

Duties would include: •

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

1720

WANTED

We are currently looking for a mature person to help in the funeral home part-time.

Transfer the deceased to funeral homes. Clean and drive funeral vehicles Clean funeral home and general maintenance duties Assist funeral directors and to ensure that services run smoothly and as planned. Greet people at the funeral home and answer telephones “ $15.00 per hour Please deliver resumes to Parkland Funeral Home 6287 - 67A Street, Red Deer.

3030

33 Cosgrove Cres.

2 bdrm. + den, 1.5 baths. 5 appls., in-suite laundry, NO PETS. Avail. Jan. 1! $1095 Gas & Elect. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 396-9554 www.hpman.ca

1900

Packages

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

1760

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

2140

HORSES WANTED: broke, un-broke, or unwanted. 403-783-0303 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

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rentals CLASSIFICATIONS

KITSON CLOSE

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, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Jan. 2 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca

Manufactured Homes

3040

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

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Gunmen attack protesters ahead of rallies BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Radio station may have broken law by airing hoax call BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian radio station behind a hoax phone call to the London hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated could face criminal charges for airing the conversation, legal experts said Tuesday. Last week’s prank was widely condemned days after it aired, after the still-unexplained death of a nurse who answered the phone and helped two DJs get confidential information about the former Kate Middleton’s health. But when it comes to a potential criminal case, the question is not about the death; it’s whether a private conversation was broadcast without the permission of the participants. Violators could be sentenced to prison, but it’s unclear who at radio station 2DayFM or its parent company, Southern Cross Austereo, made the decision to air the call. The DJs have said executives above them made the decision, but a former 2DayFM host who orchestrated many pranks for the station said DJs were always involved in such decisions while she was there. Southern Cross Austereo has said the station had tried five times to contact the hospital, but privacy law expert Barbara McDonald said that could prove to be an inadequate defence. “Seems to me that saying, ‘We tried to call,’ shows that they knew they should, and they’ve made a decision to go ahead knowing that they have not got permission,” said McDonald, a law professor at the University of Sydney. “I don’t know whether it makes the situation better, or worse.” The New South Wales state Surveillance Devices Act prohibits the broadcast of recorded private conversations without participants’ permission, with violations punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to 55,000 Australian dollars ($58,000). McDonald said the Commercial Radio Code of Practice has a similar ban, but she added that even if Australia’s media watchdog found violations, the most extreme punishment — loss of license — is almost unheard of. Australian authorities have said little about any possible investigation. State police have said only that they’ve been in contact with their London counterparts and are ready to assist them in any British investigation. Radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian called London’s King Edward VII Hospital last week. Pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, they asked for word on the Duchess of Cambridge, who had been suffering from severe morning sickness. Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who answered the phone, put them through to the ward, and the duo received confidential information on the duchess’ condition that was later aired. The radio station trumpeted the prank call until Friday, when Saldanha was found dead. Police have not disclosed the cause of Saldanha’s death, but many have assumed it was related to the stress from the call. An autopsy was to be held Tuesday. Grieg and Christian tearfully apologized for the prank in televised interviews Monday, after days of condemnation in countless Internet posts around the world. Southern Cross Austereo also has apologized, but it has repeatedly insisted it followed the law. The company said in a statement Monday that the segment underwent an internal legal review before it was broadcast. The company “does not consider that the broadcast of the segment has breached any relevant law, regulation or code,” Austereo said, adding it would co-operate with any investigation.

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s supporters beat an opponent, center, during clashes outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. The scene from bloody clashes outside the presidential palace a week ago hangs over Egypt’s political crisis, as a daunting sign of how much more violent the confrontation between Morsi’s Islamist supporters and the opposition that has launched a giant wave of protests against him can become. Also in Cairo, several hundred Islamists were camped out Tuesday outside a media complex that is home to several independent TV networks critical of Morsi and the Brotherhood. The Islamists have threatened to storm the complex. With four days left before the referendum, the opposition has yet to decide whether to campaign for a “no” vote or call for a boycott — something many see as a reflection of divisions within the opposition. The disparate opposition groups are led by reformist and Nobel Peace prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, Egypt’s former foreign minister and Arab League chief Amr Moussa, and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.

Cracks in the opposition’s unity first appeared last weekend when one of its leading figures, veteran opposition politician Ayman Nour, accepted an invitation by Morsi to attend a “national dialogue” meeting. On Monday, another key opposition figure, El-Sayed Badawi of the Wafd party, met Morsi at the presidential palace. The opposition has rejected any dialogue with Morsi until he shelves the draft constitution and postpones the referendum. They had also demanded that Morsi rescind decrees giving him near absolute powers. He withdrew those powers on Saturday, but insisted that the referendum will go ahead as scheduled.

Mali PM resigns after arrest BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAMAKO, Mali — Soldiers arrested Mali’s prime minister and forced him to resign before dawn on Tuesday, showing that the military remains the real power in this troubled West Africa nation, even though officers made a show of handing back authority to a civilian-led government after a coup in March. The development underscores the deep volatility at the heart of the once-stable nation of Mali, and reveals the rotten core which is its military. Cheikh Modibo The events come at the very Diarra moment that the United Nations is considering backing a military intervention, which would use these same soldiers to spearhead an operation to take back Mali’s north from Islamic extremists. Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra, dressed in a dark suit, his forehead glistening with sweat, went on state TV at 4 a.m. to announce his resignation,

hours after soldiers stormed his house and forced him into their vehicle. “Our country is living through a period of crisis. Men and women who are worried about the future of our nation are hoping for peace,” he said on television. “It’s for this reason that I, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, am resigning along with my entire government on this day, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. I apologize before the entire population of Mali.” After they taped his resignation, the soldiers allowed the 60-year-old to return to his residence Tuesday, where he is now under house arrest, said a spokesman for the junta, Bakary Mariko. The shake-up in Bamako is already looking like it might endanger plans for a military intervention, which is being discussed this week by the UN. The African Union agreed to a plan calling for 3,300 African troops to be deployed to Mali to help the Malian military take back its northern territory, which fell to al-Qaida-linked rebels in the chaos following the military-led March 21 coup in the capital. Already the United States and France are at odds on the best way forward, with France pushing for a quick intervention in order to expel the extremists, while the U.S. is arguing for a more gradual approach, starting with negotiations.

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CAIRO, Egypt — Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president were flocking to key locations in the nation’s capital ahead of rival mass rallies Tuesday, four days before a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution. The protesters were beginning to gather just hours after masked assailants set upon opposition protesters staging a sit-in at Tahrir Square, firing birdshot and swinging knives and sticks, according to security officials. At least 11 protesters were wounded in the pre-dawn attack, according to a Health Ministry spokesman quoted by the official MENA news agency. The violence stoked tensions ahead of the mass demonstrations in Cairo by supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over the disputed draft constitution. The charter has deeply polarized the nation and triggered some of the worst violence since Morsi took office in June as Egypt’s first freely elected president. Protests are also planned elsewhere in Egypt, including the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and Suez to the east of Cairo. The latest spate of violence in Egypt has divided the country into two camps: President Mohammed Morsi, his Muslim Brotherhood and ultraorthodox Salafis on the one side, and liberals, leftists and Christians, on the other. It was unclear who was behind the pre-dawn attack on the protesters who have been staging a sit-in at Tahrir for nearly three weeks, the security officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. The Tahrir protesters belong to the liberal opposition, which claims the draft of the charter restricts freedoms and gives Islamists vast influence over the running of the country. The draft, hurriedly adopted late last month in a marathon session by a constituent assembly dominated by the president’s Islamist allies, is going to a nationwide referendum on Saturday. The dispute prompted hundreds of thousands of the president’s opponents to take to the streets in massive rallies — the largest from primarily secular groups since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year. Morsi’s supporters responded with huge demonstrations of their own, which led to clashes in the streets that left at least six people dead and hundreds wounded. There have been at least two dozen attacks on offices of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, according to the group’s leaders. Meanwhile, senior opposition figures, including former lawmakers, have been badly beaten by pro-Morsi Islamists.


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