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City mayor looks forward to ‘celebratory’ year ahead Morris Flewwelling also reflects on some of the heat council took in 2012 BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express

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ith 2012 behind him, Mayor Morris Flewwelling reflects on the last year and looks forward to 2013. He is calling 2013 a year of celebration as the City hits a milestone – its centennial birthday. “That’s a big look-forward and includes projects like the skateboard park and spray park, the museum exhibit, the 1,000 new seats in the Centrium, the curling rink renovations, the new book on Red Deer’s history and more,” said Flewwelling. “That was work done in 2012 that will bear fruit this year. And the centennial was something I wanted to stay on for as mayor because I’m particularly interested in that.” He added he is especially looking forward to a centennial event that will “Culminate in the River of Light and I have no idea what that will be. It’s the centerpiece community event for the City in the middle of the summer, on the river with lights and it will be all along the river. I think this will be the memorable piece. “Going forward into this year we’re not going to rip up the streets because we did all of that last year. This is a year of celebration. We have as little bridge repair and street repair as possible – consciously. You don’t want people coming back to Red Deer to celebrate the centennial after they’ve been away for 30 years and find they can’t get around due to construction.” Last year, council took some heat from the public on a number of items including bike lanes, the fluoridation of drinking water, the Francophone school location and the Native Friendship Centre project. “One way you could look at it is that we got the public engaged. There is a challenge of engaging the public, but we had them all engaged this time. Part of that is social media – it played a huge role in getting the message out to the public and also in from the public,” said Flewwelling. “It’s interesting that we dealt with those issues in the middle year of

REFLECTION - Mayor Morris Flewwelling discusses the challenges of 2012 and the plans for the New Year. the term. It would not have been helpful to have those four controversies in the final year before the election because then they would have spilled over and become election issues.” Despite the challenges, council had many accomplishments in 2012 as well. “One of the really interesting things is when council is at work there is the category of things that is highly visible like the re-opening of the Dawe Centre, the Gaetz Avenue revitalization. Then there are the ones that don’t show up at all like the IDP (Intermunicipal Development Plan). It’s an enduring one; it doesn’t have a sunset clause in it. That is historical for all of Alberta – there isn’t another one like it that is open-ended,” he said.

“Then there are projects that are out of mind. Most people don’t know there is massive work being done on the wastewater treatment plant – it’s huge work. Most people don’t realize how much work has been done on the north highway connector -- it’s a virtual road now, except for the bridge. “A portion of what we do is ‘invisible’ and that’s an important part of our work.” Another accomplishment in 2012 was the re-design of the 32 St. and 40 Ave. intersection, said Flewwelling. “That was a huge project last year and it was a project that was delayed for three years and people were anxious to see it and so now it’s done and they’ve done a beautiful job.”

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Meanwhile, Flewwelling said council will face some challenges this year but they are really winding down before the municipal election this October. “2013 will be a year of wrapup on some things. This council has kind of done its thing, unless something unforeseen comes up, you don’t really start something before an election. You kind of calm things down. We’re in that calming period.” He added the election will be a big part of 2013 because he is stepping down as the City’s mayor. “Whenever you’ve got a serious vote for mayor you have a fair bit of excitement with the election.” Heading into his last year as mayor as he is set to retire Flewwelling said he feels happy with

what he has accomplished in his career. “Everything I do is my last. I laid the last wreath for Nov. 11th and we had the last staff Christmas party at our house, it’s my last Christmas as mayor,” he said. “Each time I do something that’s traditional, it’s the last. “I am personally looking forward to not carrying the load. This load is very heavy and when I say that I don’t mean to whine, it is a huge commitment for my wife and for me and it means that our life is fettered and circumscribed. “Just always knowing the phone call could come to say that there was an ammonia spill, there’s a flood coming or a power outage. You’re never not the mayor.” efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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Red Deer Public Schools welcomes students from Brazil BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen welcomed the 10 students from the State of Pernambuco who are attending Red Deer Public Schools (Hunting Hills High School and Lindsay Thurber High School) under a scholarship program known as ‘Win the World – Ganhe o Mundo’. The Win the World program follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed in Rio de Janeiro between the State of Pernambuco, Brazil and the Canadian Bureau for International Education during the Governor General’s visit to Brazil in April 2012. The Secretary of Education of Pernambuco opened up the process for public tender to educational agencies in Brazil who work with high school programs abroad and who are able to provide logistical services such as plane tickets, visas and support. This program arose from a desire on the part of the local government to improve foreign language studies in its public high schools. There are 410 high school students attending the fall semester in high schools across Canada to learn English. “You are the brave ambassadors who have taken on the challenge of not only learning another language in a different country, but also bringing those skills and connections back to Brazil to share with your families and your friends,� said Dreeshen. “The people to people links we create are truly the glue that binds coun-

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has taken core classes such as sciences, social studies, math and English. If she passes the courses here, her credits can be put towards her education back in Brazil. Similarly, more students back in Brazil are lining up to come to Canada to enhance their educations. “Brazilian students, with the university programs that they have lined up, they are anxious to come to Can-

ada to learn their English skills and their French skills,� said Dreeshen. Brazil is preparing to host the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Foreign language skills, particularly English, are a vital priority for increasing international commerce as well as receiving tourists for these events. Overall, 1,000 students were selected from 20,000 to go abroad to Canada, the United States and New Zealand. These were all students in the public school system who could not afford to study English abroad. The selection process was conducted independently and neither the Consulate nor the Canadian provinces were involved. The majority of the Brazilian students who came to Canada are studying in B.C.; however, the students are spread out across the country in all provinces except for Prince Edward Island and Quebec. All of the provinces of Canada are now aware that there are Brazilian students studying in their respective provinces and a few have asked for more information on how to become involved in the selection process for the next year. In addition to these scholarship students, Red Deer Public Schools currently has over 50 international students from Mexico, Venezuela, Honduras, Vietnam, China, Japan, Germany, Finland and Austria. Red Deer Public Schools has operated an International Student Program for the past 10 years. treid@reddeerexpress.com

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‘Stop smoking’ web site BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Albertans looking to stamp out smoking can tap into a new provincial resource aiming to help them achieve their goals. The Alberta Health Services site, www.albertaquits.ca, offers an ‘Ask an Expert’ forum, electronic newsletters, a resource library and secure forums to share stories, experiences and successes related to tobacco reduction and quitting. Dave Rodney, associate minister of health, said the site supports the goals of the province’s new tobacco reduction strategy, Creating Tobacco-Free Futures: Alberta’s Strategy to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use. “Tobacco use in Alberta has declined over the past

decade yet nearly one in ďŹ ve Albertans continue to use tobacco, and about 3,000 Albertans die from tobacco use every year,â€? said Rodney. “We’ve made progress but we still have work to do. Our strategy and this web site are designed to reach out to Albertans who still use tobacco and give them the knowledge, incentives and tools to live healthier lives.â€? The web site includes a section on helping friends and family members to quit as well. These include asking your friend or loved one what they would like you to do to help, letting them know you are available and maintaining an understanding and encouraging manner. “The key is to help them stay busy.â€? The site also shows how much folks will save by quitting smoking. For

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OPINION It’s ‘resolution’ time Early January. The dawn of a new year. Besides adjusting to the plunging temperatures and coming to terms with the biting realities of winter, it’s also that time of year when folks pledge to lose weight, stop smoking, sponsor a child overseas, read more, watch less television, spend more time with friends, go for daily walks, join a gym or whatever. The joys of New Year’s resolutions. There are a myriad of resolutions a person could focus on. It must have to do with the idea of new beginnings that a New Year brings. Why not attempt a lifestyle change and start 2013 on the right foot? Not so fast. Behaviours that seem so built-in don’t just crumble to pieces in the space of a few weeks. As we all know too well, most resolutions are but distant memories by the middle of February. Why? Maybe we expect too much of ourselves, or the resolution itself is just plain unrealistic in terms of timing. Experts say it’s better to make general changes, or at least think of achieving the goal in smaller steps. Don’t bemoan the fact you really should drop about 50 lbs. Think of it in more achievable ways, like focusing on losing 10 lbs at a time and adopting a healthier lifestyle. How many people

dump hundreds of dollars into joining a gym with all the bells and whistles only to drop out two or three months later? Gyms are great, but if it’s really not your thing and you know it’s not your thing, perhaps consider other ways to bolster your fitness level. As for smoking, there are lots of resources out there to help smokers kick the habit. Surrounding oneself with support seems to be the key to success in so many of the areas where we want to change. Whatever your resolution is, you truly have to want to do it no matter what the time of year is. Sometimes people say they want to change an aspect of their lives, but do they really? We’ve all been down the road of announcing to friends and family that this is the year we are going to do such and such. But the burden of such a big change turns out to be far more than what we bargained for. It’s the individual choice made deep down inside that will likely make for the biggest change. We all know those turning points in life when we are truly ready to take a step in a brand new direction and drop a habit, or pick up some new ones to improve our lives. It’s worth considering as the New Year gets underway and we dream of exciting new changes that will make our lives better.

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LEE CROWLEY First, there is nothing wrong with the way pensions are run in Canada, and much that is right. Only two major OECD countries, France and Germany, have pension systems that give their average retiree a higher percentage of average pre-retirement disposable income.

The Netherlands, Sweden and even the U.S., with their much more generous state schemes, end up giving retirees less, relative to average disposable income, than Canada’s impressive 91%. Canadians held $2.4 trillion in pension plans in 2011. The value of these plans did tumble 12% (or $200 billion) during the 2008 financial meltdown, but their value has more than recovered since. Of course, these pension assets might be poorly distributed, with a few people having lots and many having too little. So if there’s a retirement saving problem, where is it to be found? Canada has essentially solved the problem of poverty among the elderly. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP), together with the Old Age Security (OAS)

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and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), puts a floor below which the pension income of most retirees won’t fall. So if there is a problem, it would be among the middle class. But public sector workers have, if anything, overly-generous pensions plans. They certainly don’t need the government to force them to save yet more for their retirement. So we are now down to middle class workers on private sector payrolls. There is evidence some middle income earners are not saving enough to generate the 60 to 70% of pre-retirement income considered suitable for a comfortable retirement. This shortfall may be due to poor data that do not capture all sources of retirement income and therefore

may be misleading. So if there is a problem of inadequate retirement savings it is a narrow one. Of the two broad approaches to fix this potential problem – an across the board expansion of the CPP, or pooled workplace pensions – which is better fitted to the actual problem? Advocates of a Big CPP, like trade unions, some provinces and the outgoing head of the CPP, are aiming a howitzer at a gnat. The problem with big universal solutions to narrowtargeted problems is they increase taxes and benefits for people who don’t need them, like public sector workers, the rich, and those on low incomes who get the full panoply of CPP, OAS and GIS. Pooled pensions, by contrast, focus tightly on those who may actually need help accumulating reThe Red Deer Express is a proud newspaper of

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tirement savings. The Big CPP proposal aims to force all Canadians to save more for their retirement by raising premiums and benefits. They make the easy assumption that if you force people to save, they’ll have more money for retirement. Canadians who participate in registered pension plans are forced by those schemes to save. If the equation “more forced savings equals higher retirement incomes” held true, RPP participants would have higher retirement incomes than non-participants. Inconveniently for the Big-CPP advocates, they do not. Higher forced savings may lead them to reduce voluntary savings elsewhere, including in home equity. Our future middle-class retirees now have an ar-

ray of vehicles available to help them save. RRSPs are widely used in Canada. And the removal of the foreign property rule allows Canadians to diversify investments and hence their risk more than ever. The introduction of the tax-free saving account has added an important new saving vehicle. Ottawa has also introduced pooled pensions which add a valuable targeted tool. Pooled pensions are a thoughtful supplement to an effective system and can make an efficient and lowcost workplace retirement saving plan available to the majority of private sector workers who currently have no such plan. Brian Lee Crowley is the managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa. 2010

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Safety tips for snowmobilers RCMP are reminding snowmobilers to remember a few safety tips as they hit the trails.   In Alberta, a snowmobile driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged with the same impaired driving offences as the driver of a car or truck on a highway. Penalties can include fines, loss of a driver’s license, a criminal record and even sentences in jail. A conviction will affect the driver’s privileges to operate any type of vehicle, including off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles, on roadways or public land. Every year, people are injured and killed while snowmobiling. The major contributing factors in snowmobile incidents include excessive speed, not checking the thickness of ice on rivers and lakes, inexperience, inattention and operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. From 1997 to 2006, there were 345 collisions involving 378 motorized snow vehicles. Sixty per cent of these collisions resulted in either

reasonable speeds, driving within your capability. Reckless riders can be charged under the Traffic Safety Act. ● Use extreme caution when riding on frozen lakes, rivers and ponds. Check with authorities to make sure the ice is thick enough to ride on. ● Use the buddy system and never ride alone. Inform someone of your route and how long you plan to be gone. ● Do not carry more than one passenger with you. If your snowmobile is designed for one rider only, ride alone. Also, do not pull people on saucers, tubes, tires, sleds or skis behind a snowmobile. ● Exercise extreme caution when crossing a road, and make sure your snowmobile is registered and insured if you are riding on property other than your own. By law, snowmobile drivers must be at least 14 years of age to operate a snowmobile independently. For more about traffic safety, visit www.saferoads.com.

death or injury. These statistics do not include collisions that occurred on private property. Be prepared and have the right equipment. ● Wear a proper-fitting safety-certified snowmobile helmet and make sure to have it buckled up at all times. ● Wear a wind-resistant and water-repellent snowmobile suit or a buoyant snowmobile suit if you travel over frozen water. Also, dress in layers to maintain proper body warmth and prevent hands and feet from freezing, and wear a turtleneck sweater or neck warmer instead of a scarf that can catch in moving parts. ● Carry a first-aid kit, an emergency tool kit, an extra key and a survival kit that includes flares. Carry a cellular phone if you’re in an area with service. ● Carry an avalanche beacon, probe and shovel and make sure everyone knows how to use them in the event of an avalanche in backcountry or mountainous terrain. ● Operate at safe and

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

History of the Church of the Nazarene Few churches have had as big an impact on the history of Red Deer over the past 100 years as the Church of the Nazarene. Not only have there been two congregations in Red Deer, but also over the years, the Church operated a college in Red Deer as well

as a summer revival camp. The origins of the Church go back to 1912 when Rev. Thomas Bell and his family moved to Red Deer. Rev. Bell was the same person who had established the ďŹ rst Church of the Nazarene in Alberta in Calgary in 1911. Shortly

after his arrival, Rev. Bell was able to have two lots on Ross St. at the foot of Michener Hill, donated as a site for a church. On Jan. 5, 1913, the church opened, with Rev Bell and Rev. W.B. Tait conducting services. Immediately afterwards,

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an interdenominational holiness convention was convened, followed by a week of revival services. The congregation, however, remained small with some seven members including the Bell family. In November of 1913, Rev. C.W. Ruth, an evangelist from Indiana, conducted an 11-day revival. Further progress was made in mid-November 1914 when the Alberta and Saskatchewan Holiness Association held a convention in Red Deer to “Deepen the spiritual life of believers, create a revival atmosphere and contribute generally to the building of God’s Kingdom among men.â€? In 1915, the provincial Nazarene camp meeting was held in Red Deer for the ďŹ rst time in a big tent pitched on the corner of Ross St. and 47 Ave. In 1920, the little church was moved to a more central location on the corner of 48 Ave. and 48 St. In 1923, land was purchased on Woodlea Cresc. for camp meetings. In the spring of 1925, seven acres in the Woodlea subdivision were purchased for the camp meetings and a tabernacle was constructed.

Public Notice PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE COUNTY’S LAND USE BYLAW

A copy of Bylaw No. 1169/12 describing the proposed amendment may be obtained from the County’s Planning and Development Department or by visiting the County’s website at www.lacombecounty.com. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed amendment will have an opportunity to do so at a public hearing which has been arranged for: 'DWH  7LPH 3ODFH

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DAWE was rented for use as the school, the students’ dormitory and the home for Rev. Charles Thomson. In 1929, using a bequest and proceeds from the sale of Rev. Thomson’s Model T. Ford, a parcel of land was purchased along Gaetz Ave. south of 45 St. as a campus for what was going to be called the Northern Bible College. A two-storey building was constructed, largely with volunteer labour. By 1932, the College had grown to the extent that that a second, three-story building was built. That same year, work began on a larger church building on the corner of Ross St. and 48 Ave. In the years following the Second World War, another eight acres were purchased for

the College campus, additions were made to the dormitories and an administration building was constructed. In 1950, a building was moved from Penhold airport for use as a chapel, music studios and gymnasium. Initially, nicknamed the ‘green cathedral’, it was named the Martin Memorial Building, in honour Dr. Edward Martin, president of the College, who died suddenly on Christmas Day, 1951. In 1961, the Nazarene College was sold and the institution moved to Winnipeg. The Ross St. church was also sold and a church was constructed on 40 Ave. and McVicar St. in 1963-1964. In 1962, the West Park Church of the Nazarene was formed. A building was purchased from the Salvation Army. In 1964, a new building was constructed. Despite all the changes over the years, what has never wavered is the bedrock Christian faith of the Church’s members, the spirit of evangelism and revivalism, and an enduring commitment to God, Jesus Christ, family and community.

Notice of Public Hearing PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE COUNTY’S MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Bylaw No. 1168/12

Bylaw No. 1169/12 Residential Lake Area “R-RLA� District Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1169/12, the purpose of which is to amend the Residential Lake Area “R-RLA� District to allow for all residences in the Lakeview Subdivision to have the same standard of sewage disposal system. Specifically, the six most westerly lots of the subdivision will require individual, onsite advanced wastewater treatment systems that comply with the standards of the District as is currently required for the remaining twenty six lots.

In 1927, a decision was made to establish the Alberta School of Evangelism in Red Deer. Initially, the Springbett house on 48 St.

Lacombe County Council has given first reading to a bylaw which proposes some changes to the County’s policies affecting agricultural subdivisions. Bylaw No. 1168/12 proposes to require agricultural operations to be established on the property for a minimum of three years and be operating at 50% of the proposed capacity prior to the subdivision application being considered. This change was made in order to ensure agricultural operations are established and continue to operate after the subdivision is finalized. This change still provides opportunity for more intensive agricultural operations on smaller parcels of land but the changes would help reduce the fragmentation of agricultural lands across the County. A copy of the Bylaw may be obtained from the County’s Planning and Development Department or by visiting the County’s website at www.lacombecounty.com. Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed amendments will have an opportunity to do so at a public hearing which has been arranged for: Date: Time: Place:

Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:15 AM Lacombe County Administration Office located 2½ miles west of Highway 2 at the intersection of Spruceville Road and Highway 12

If you are unable to attend the hearing, written submissions can be made to the County. You will, however, need to ensure that your comments are received by the County prior to the date of the hearing. Your comments can be sent by email to info@lacombecounty.com, by fax to 403-782-3820 or by mail to RR 3, Lacombe AB T4L 2N3. All submissions will be public information. For more information, please contact the Planning and Development Department.

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Red Deer Express 9

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

POLICE BRIEFS

by Mark Weber

PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLIANCE TEAM Early last year the Red Deer Public Safety Compliance Team (PSCT) was formed to address concerns related to drinking establishments in the City of Red Deer. The team is both prevention and enforcement based and strives to improve the safety of staff and patrons as well as reduce the negative impact these establishments have on the Community. PSCT is a partnership between the Red Deer City RCMP, Red Deer City Fire Department, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission Red Deer Branch and the City of Red Deer Inspections and Licensing Department. The team works at reducing: the instances of the overserving of alcohol, serving under-aged people, fire code violations, exceeding occupancy limits and escalating violence. On Dec. 21, the PSCT checked 14 local drinking establishments in Red Deer. Members of the PSCT advise there has been a noticeable improvement to the businesses adhering to the rules and protocols compared to when they first formed. There was no charges laid. The PSCT will continue with unannounced inspections throughout the New Year.

RCMP INVESTIGATE FRAUDULENT CANVASSING RCMP are warning the public of fraudulent canvassing that has been taking place in the City. Fraudulent canvassers have been hitting homes on behalf of both the Canadian Cancer Society as well as asking for donations for the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. On Dec. 20, Red Deer RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious male who was canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society. The complainant was able to obtain the personal information of the male and the Canadian Cancer Society confirmed that he in fact was not associated to their group. The Alberta/NWT Division of the Canadian Cancer Society ended its annual door-to-door canvass in 2008. Red Deer RCMP immediately attended the area and located the man committing the fraudulent act. He was arrested and is facing numerous fraud-related charges. As a result of this fraudulent activity it is believed that

nearly 600 people in the Red Deer area have been victimized. The amount of pledges obtained were in excess of $10,000. Red Deer RCMP is currently attempting to contact the victims through information obtained from the pledge sheets that were recovered from the suspect upon his arrest. If you believe you are a victim of this crime call the RCMP at 403343-5575. Police are asking if residents see anyone canvassing neighbourhoods or businesses under the premise of collecting money for Newtown, Connecticut to call the RCMP. Those wishing to donate to the victims of the Newtown shooting can do so through the Canadian United Way. They have established a fund to raise money in support of the victims. Police remind people to be vigilant in protecting their information and cautious when dealing with people/agencies they are unfamiliar with. Donors can protect themselves by never providing personal information such as bank account information, social insurance numbers, date of birth, credit card numbers or a PIN at the door or over the telephone, unless it’s something you’ve initiated; only dealing with reputable charities – do some background research to make sure they are who they say they are; not allowing yourself to be pressured into immediately making a donation and always requesting a tax receipt.

RCMP EXECUTE THREE SEARCH WARRANTS Two men have been arrested and charged after a threemonth investigation by the RCMP. On Dec. 19, the Red Deer RCMP Street Team with the assistance of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) executed three search warrants in the City. This was the result of a three-month investigation. Six people were initially arrested, however four of those persons were released without charges. Police have charged Jordan Michael Hoelscher, 30, with conspiracy to traffic cocaine, commission of an offence for a criminal organization and failing to comply with conditions

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of release. Police have also charged Croft Monroe-Boews, 33, with conspiracy to traffic cocaine, commission of an offence for a criminal organization, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.

POLICE INVESTIGATE FORCIBLE ENTRY On Dec. 20th between 4 and 4:30 p.m. an unknown male entered an occupied residence in Red Deer where he confronted the home owner. A struggle ensued and the unknown male fled the location. The man is described as Caucasian, about six ft. tall and having an average build. He was wearing black gloves, a black hoodie, blue jeans and white shoes. If you have information about this or any other crime, call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN STABBING RCMP continue to look for the suspect involved in an early morning stabbing last month. On Dec. 10th, Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a stabbing which had occurred in the parking lot of Pineview Manor Apartments located at 80 Piper Dr. It is alleged that an unknown male approached the 48-year-old victim and demanded “everything he had”. The victim refused to give the male anything, at which time the male stabbed the victim several times in the jaw, palm and calf. The male then fled the scene and the victim was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital where he was treated for his serious but non-life threatening injuries. RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect. He is described as being in his 20s, Caucasian, medium height and he was wearing dark clothing. He was also wearing a parka with a hood that was pulled tightly around his face at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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fyi EVENTS Bikram Yoga Red Deer is pleased to announce that in celebration of completing its second year of operation, it will host the third annual Free Hot Yoga Weekend Jan. 5-6. Classes at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. will be free for everyone to try. Bikram Yoga Red Deer offers a scientifically designed and proven series of stretching postures, practiced in a heated room, to strengthen and balance the entire body every single class. During the free weekend, the studio will also offer a special discount on the two-week Introductory Pass (normally $39) and specials on products to help students begin the journey to improve their health. The Alberta 55 plus Games are coming! The 2013 Alberta 55 plus Winter Games will be held in Calgary Feb. 13 -16. Consequently the zone qualifying playoff schedule is in full swing. Entering any one of these events could qualify you to attend the Canada 55 plus Games in Strathcona County in 2014. For more details, check the web site at www.alberta55plus.ca or call Rosella at 780-608-1391. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.). Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of fourpart harmony with a group of wonderful women. Call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl at 403-7424218 or check out the web site at www.heartsofharmony.ca. Game On runs Jan. 3 from 1 - 4 p.m. Calling all gamers! Test your dance moves with Just Dance, demonstrate your guitar and drum skills with Rock Band or show off your acting skills with You’re in the Movies. Finally, Retro Movie Day Day – The Princess Bride runs Jan. 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. Nothing to

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do when sch school is out? Inconceivable! Joi Join us for medieval activities and games at Red Deer Public Library, come in costume and watch the PG-rated adventure comedy, The Princess Bride. Programs held in the Snell Auditorium Grades 1 and up. No registration required. Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present Borrowing Art: The Red Deer Public Library Art Lending Program in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library from Jan. 3 to Feb. 19. Our First Friday Red Deer opening is Jan. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. For details, contact the Red Deer Arts Council.

person and should be purchased in advance. For more information call the Legion at 342-0035 or Arnie MacAskill at 782-7183. Zumba Gold is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Circle. A drop in fee of $4.50 applies. Dancercise is held every Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop-in fee of $1. Sit and Be Fit is held every Wednesday from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Join us on Fridays at 1 p.m. for square dancing. There is a fee of $1. Following dancing enjoy a potluck snack and fellowship. Whist is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Cribbage is held

instrumental highlights with a friendly, easygoing atmosphere. We practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday morning, September to June at the Downtown House Seniors Centre and average four to five sing outs monthly. We welcome anyone to take part. 403-346-7316. Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7:30 p.m. Cover charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. Golden Circle dances continue Thursday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Country Gold North performs Jan. 3. Five Plus

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The Red Deer Public Li-brary presents First Thursdays in the Snell featuring Lucie Jones, flute, Melody McKnight, oboe, Dale Wheeler, piano. Jan. 3, 12:15 – 1 p.m. Coffee and tea provided by Café Noir no admission charge (free will donation at the door). Robbie Burns’ Night Summer hosted by the Red Deer Legion Pipe band Jan. 19th at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Red Deer. Join us for cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a traditional Robbie Burns supper. Turkey, mashed potatoes, turnip, peas & carrots, gravy and haggis. There will be a cash bar available. Special events include Highland Dancers, piping in the haggis, the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band and more. Tickets are available from any Pipe Band member or the front desk of the Royal Canadian Legion, Red Deer for $30 per

The Senior Citizens Downtown House has cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Whist runs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Fun Contact Bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 as well for both of these activities. Tuesday night dances start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $6 and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-346-4043. Do you have an interest in singing for seniors? The Tony Connelly Singers celebrate their goal by preparing 10 programs each year filled with oldies, newer music, sing-a-long and

Have difficult projecting, find your strain your voice or get ‘breathy’ when speaking in presentations or on stage? This workshop connects the speaker with their voice and breath in an inviting low stress environment. Founded on voice and speech techniques used by stage actors, it will give you a “tool bag” of techniques to strengthen your communication. Perfect for speakers, teachers, actors, pastors, or anyone looking to increase vocal efficiency. Culture Services Centre Adult - $50. Jan. 19, from 2-4:30 p.m. Register in person at the Rec Centre, Collicutt Centre or GH Dawe Centre, or online at www.reddeer.ca/ looknbook. Course #57209. Brain Gym at the Golden Circle this six-week course includes a series of designed movements that wake up the brain and helps you be more alert and aware. Mondays from Jan. 14 to Feb. 25th from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Members $40, non-members $60. Register at the front desk. 4620-47 A Avenue or call 403343-6074 for more information.

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each Tuesday starting at 1:30 p.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Canasta meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $1. Mixed cards meet on the first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m. If you would like to try your hand at 500, Wizard, Cribbage and more join us. There is a fee of $1.

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One on Jan. 10, and Country Express on Jan. 17. Gaetz Valley Minstrels Jan. 24 and Silver & Gold Jan. 31. Admission is $7. Everyone welcome. 403347-6165 or 403-986-7170. The Learning Disabilities Association – Red Deer Chapter is accepting registrations for ongoing multi-disciplinary tutoring, one-on-one developed specifically for learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD and other conditions. Contact Jeannette at 403340-3885 or by email at programs@LDRedDeer. ca for more information. Visit www.LDRedDeer.ca. Fanatullen Scandinavian Dancers hold dance sessions every Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Festival Hall, 4214-58 St. Scandinavian heritage not required. For more information, call 403347-5303 or 403-341-4672.

Tai Chi is also running at the Golden Circle. In this 10-week beginner class you will learn some of the 108 moves Tai Chi set. Mondays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. from Jan. 14 – March 25th. $20 for members or $45 for non members. Finally, ‘Move & Groove 50+’ runs at the Golden Circle as well. In this 12-week course you will work on your cardio, balance and strength to help with your overall health and well-being. Tuesdays Jan. 15 – April 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Members $20, non-members - $45. To reg-ister, call 403-343-6074. FLK TAOIST TAI CHI. Experience a relaxing, holistic, low impact exercise. Beginner classes: Mon-Fri Jan. 14 – 11 a.m. to noon; Monday -Wednesday from 6:30 -7:30 p.m; Tuesday to Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Continuing classes: these year-round sessions are for those who have completed beginning classes or who have learned Taoist Tai Chi in the past. Participate in the class(es)


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Week of January 2 - January 9, 2013 of your choice. Monday to Wednesday from 7:15 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Contact 403-3466772 for more information. Cron-quist Business Park, Bay C16-5580 45 St. Classes also available in Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail. YARD Yoga Studio: Dedicated to Promoting YOGA in the Red Deer Area. Winter session registration is now open. Session runs Jan. 6 - Mar. 17. Call 403-350-5830. Email: info@reddeeryoga.ca. On the web: www.reddeeryoga.ca. Starting in January, Tree House Youth Theatre is offering a new program for youth aged 9 – 11 years. Young actor’s studio – tall tales and beyond - is an exciting program for young performers that introduces them to character study, voice, movement and performance as they explore folk and fairy tales from around the world. This program will have public presentations at the end of it, in early May. Registrations can be made directly from our web site through Paypal, or by contacting Tree House by phone or email. Call 403-986-0631 or email treehousetheatre@gmail.com. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do it!) is a free community program – aimed at promoting healthy weights and lifestyles. The program, offered through Alberta Health Services, is for children ages two to four and seven to 13. Through MEND, children and their families learn about healthy eating and mealtime routines, nutrition labels, portion control, setting goals to encourage healthy habits as a family, building self-esteem and active play. For more information, visit www.albertahealthservices. ca/MEND.asp. Taoist Tai Chi Society has beginner classes running Monday/ Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday/Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday/ Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The first week is free; costs are $45 or $25 per month for seniors and students for four months of classes at Bay 16, Building C, 5580 45 St., Cronquist Business Park.

Classes are also available in Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House and Innisfail. For information call 403-346-6772 or email ttcsredd@telusplanet.net. Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs is hosting several classes on everything from teen make-up and belly dancing to an employment workshop and self-help Jin Shin. Register online at communityprograms.rdpsd. ab.ca or call 403-342-1059. Cosmos Rehabilitation Society, which supports individuals living with a developmental disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, and or sensory impairment, has lots

ment and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area.

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Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Youth from Grade 4 up are welcome to attend. Check our web site at blackfaldsunitedchurch. com or phone 403-885-4780 for more information. Red Deer Celiac Support Group our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5111-22 St. in the Coffee Lounge at 7 p.m. Information on Celiac disease, symptoms, diagnosing, gluten free diet, gluten free products, recipes,

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The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) offers opportunity for immigrants to practice speaking English in a fun way. Weekly conversation groups are organized at different times in the coming months and are free for immigrants. For ESL Level 1 and 2 the sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; for ESL Level 3 and 4 on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location is the Immigrant Centre #202, 5000 Gaetz Ave. Contact Elzbieta at 403-346-8818 to register.

Air Force Association of Canada. The aims and objectives of the Association are to preserve and perpetuate the traditions of the Royal Canadian Air Force and to advocate a proficient and wellequipped Air Force in Canada. 703 Wing in Red Deer provides a forum for serving and former participants in military and civil aviation to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people. 703 Wing members meet at noon every second Saturday of the month at the ABC Country Restaurant, 2085 50th Ave. in Red Deer for a luncheon and business meeting. Contact President Al Low at 403-3413253 or amlow@shaw.ca.

MEETINGS Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encourage-

Writers’ Ink, The Red Deer & District Writers Club has weekly

(3942-50 Ave.) south complex, lower level rooms 503 and 504. Gamblers Anonymous phone number is 403-986-0017. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Jo-anne at 403-314-1972. The Red Deer Pottery Club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio at the Recreation Centre, downstairs. New members always welcome. For more information call Sharon at 403-347-8061 or Karen at 403-347-0600. Central Alberta Pioneers: Meet old and new friends at the Pioneer Lodge on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Entertainment and

lunch. Call 403-309-4243 for more information. ‘Friends Over 45’ is an organization for women who are new to the Red Deer area or who have experienced a lifestyle change, and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For information phone Gloria at 403-754-1655 or Shirley at 403-346-7160. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursdays at l p.m. at the Golden Circle. Individuals are welcome to drop in and participate in mini art classes. Drop in fee $1 applies. Phone Marianne at 403986-2600 for information. Turning Point, an office representing several social agencies, hosts a Red Deer & Area Transgender Support Group twice each month. For more information, call 403-346-8858. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463. Independent Achievers, ‘Business Women Networking Together’ will be having their monthly luncheon meeting every second Thursday of the month from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Email reservations@ independentachievers.com to confirm your attendance the Monday before each luncheon. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, call 403-357-3671. Addict in the Family Sup-port Group is a confidential, professionally-facilitated support group. Meetings run every second Thursday at 4920 – 54 St. from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 403-342-0895.


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ENTERTAINMENT RDSO launches New Year with Broadway classics Calgary singer Michael Hope joins City’s symphony for Crooner Mania! BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is delving into 2013 on a stylish note with Crooner Mania! featuring Calgary singer Michael Hope. Set for Jan. 19, the concert begins at 8 p.m. on the Arts Centre mainstage. Classic tunes for Crooner Mania! will run the gamut from In the Still of the Night, Stardust, Begin the Beguine and Mack to Knife to Fever, Send in the Clowns and The Impossible Dream. “I came up with this idea because I wanted to put together a package of music from the American Songbook,” he explains. He ran the concept past RDSO music director Claude Lapalme and he agreed to arrange the show. Hope, known for his versatility, is well-suited to this type of music. Some of the cuts he’ll be performing in Red Deer have appeared on past CDs including The Quintessential Cole Porter and Bewitched. Hope explains that melding these songs with orchestra brings a new sense of power and richness to the music. “An orchestra has such a wide range of colours. You can go from whispers to thundering dynamics. That’s why every singer loves to sing with an orchestra, especially one as great as the RDSO because you have the capacity to have the strings shimmering in the background, or you can have the full impact of everyone playing at the same time.” Over the years, Hope has

captivated audiences in both Canada and the United States. He first gained international recognition as the first prizewinner in the 1988 CMC International Stepping Stones Competition. His introduction to music came early on, with the proverbial piano lessons at age five. “I rebelled completely and I quit,” he says with a laugh. His mom decided to let him stop after about one year. “My mother decided to put both me and my piano teacher out of our misery.” It’s rather ironic as today, the piano is one of Hope’s favourite instruments. Later, in Grade 4, he started playing clarinet and loved it. That continued through junior high. Then he took up the bassoon. “I had the good fortune of being able to switch over to it in high school.” He also took a choir course to earn credits more quickly so he could shorten his time in high school. “Being in that choir, I discovered just how much fun it was to sing. The desire to sing is what kind of drove me along.” He started exploring all kinds of music that suited him vocally. “The repertoire for the human voice is like 500 times better than that for the bassoon.” Meanwhile, specializing in the bassoon continued in his post-secondary studies. Hope graduated from the Curtis Institute Of Music in Philadelphia. He currently holds the position of second bassoonist in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. It was also during those

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years he began singing publically, and it was one of those completely unexpected bends in the road that got him there. He relocated to Calgary in 1982. “I came to Calgary and joined the orchestra. Then I started to explore what had become my side passion, and that was the singing. “Completely by accident, in 1990, we were doing a Broadway show with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the singer cancelled. For some reason, the management had known I was a singer and asked if I could help. I said sure, and all of a sudden,

just like that, I found the music I was supposed to sing.” Hope recalls being terrified at that life-changing performance, but there was something special about it, too. “It was the first time I had ever sung with the orchestra, and it was nervewracking. “Up to that point I had been trying to find a niche for myself in opera and art songs. But all of a sudden musical theatre songs come along. Bingo! I found it. I discovered how easy it was to sing this music because it’s in English, and number two, they’re the

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most beautiful, approachable melodies that I think have ever been written,” he explains. “They’ve been designed to make people feel a certain way, and to tell a story. It doesn’t take any work to feel great when you are singing this material.” A distinguished recording artist as well, his CD of inspirational songs called Amazing Grace received a 2009 Covenant Award Nomination for Classical/Traditional Album of the Year. His other hit records What A Wonderful World and the aforementioned The Quintessential Cole Porter and

Bewitched have also landed critical acclaim. Meanwhile, Hope remains passionate about sharing his music, no matter the setting. It’s about connecting. “Sometimes I perform for thousands of people in concert halls, and sometimes I perform for one or two people in a hospital room. It’s always the same. Whether it’s one person or 1,000, it always feels the same for me.” For tickets, call the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or visit www. bkticketcentre.ca. editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Galleries closed until March With the focus shifting to the installation of the new history exhibition, the galleries at the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery will be closed to the public until the end of March. The Saturday drop-in program, MAGnificent Saturdays, will not be affected by the closure. The series begins on Jan. 5. More than 50% of the 8,000 sq. ft. of available gallery space has become a construction zone for the new history exhibition, ‘Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland’. “The exhibit team has shifted focus from content

development to artifact selection and preparation,” said Lorna Johnson, executive director. “With an exhibition of this magnitude, it’s necessary that all resources are devoted to the project for the next few months.” The other gallery spaces will become staging areas. About 1,000 items from the Museum and the Red Deer & District Archives will be on display. Activity now ramps up as material, including exhibit cases and audio/ visual components will be delivered to the Museum. The exhibition opens on March 25. In the exhibition, several of the City’s

landmarks and iconic buildings will guide visitors through Red Deer’s first century. “It’s all coming together very quickly,” said Johnson. “The gallery walls and electrical and lighting grids have been installed. As you walk through, one can visualize the Train Station, the Capitol Theatre, the Children’s Gallery and the Club Café.” ‘Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland’ opens on March 25, in time to celebrate the City of Red Deer’s Centennial. The grand opening celebration is set for April 14th. -Weber

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RDC marks 16th annual ‘Affairs of the Arts’ Red Deer College staff are excited to welcome a major headliner to help support its annual ‘Affairs of the Arts’ event fundraiser. Canadian band Chilliwack will rock the roof off of the College’s Arts Centre Mainstage on March 2. Following the success of last year’s Affairs of the Arts, this is the second year that rock legends will grace the stage at the College in support of RDC students. An additional feature for this year’s event will be an opening act performance by Red Deer College students. Rising out of the ashes of psychedelia in 1969, Chilliwack released 12 albums over a 15-year period producing numerous Canadian and international hits including Lonesome Mary, Fly At Night and California Girl in the 70s plus My Girl (gone gone gone) and Whatcha Gonna Do in the 80s. All this work led to 15 gold and platinum certifications, a host of awards, high profile TV appearances and coliseum concert tours. Chilliwack’s reputation for powerful shows continues as they head into their 42nd anniversary, and with the live CD There and Back still winning over new fans and de-

lighting long-time ones, Bill Henderson and the band are rocking like never before. Proceeds raised from Affairs of the Arts supporta number of learning areas including visual and performing arts programs, enabling RDC to enhance learning experiences and provide scholarships and awards to deserving students. Last year’s event raised more than $62,000. Businesses looking to support this year’s Affairs of the Arts can get involved as sponsors up until Jan. 31. Some of the many sponsorship benefits include admittance to an appetizer reception, an exclusive after party, a ‘Meet & Greet’ with the band and VIP seating for Chilliwack’s performance. Anyone interested in sponsoring this event should contact Sharon Sutherland at 403-357-3691 or by email at sharon.sutherland@rdc.ab.ca. Tickets are $79.20 per seat. For tickets or more information about Affairs of the Arts, call the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or visit them at www.bkticketcentre.ca. -Weber

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Their marriage, despite having two lovely daughters, seesaws between great and terrible. A big part of the problem is that they are living a life of conspicuous consumption (big house, holidays, lavish parties, nice cars, etc.) while their financial situation is precarious. And they seem to have more self-doubts than normal. When you get right down to it, they are not that happy, but make a go of it, despite all the usual problems with family and inlaws. Albert Brooks plays Rudd’s father, who is always mooching money off him, while Mann’s father, played by John Lithgow, is a successful surgeon, but not close to the family. Megan Fox plays a sexy saleslady in Mann’s store while Melissa McCarthy

plays a nasty, foul-mouthed mother of the boy one of the daughters is interested in (stay for the credits when she really gets going). Incidentally, Mann is Apatow’s wife in real life, and the daughters, Maude and Iris, are the real Apatow daughters too. If you don’t mind the bathroom crudity and juvenile humour, and the overlength, this is a pleasant enough comedy drama if you take the good with the bad. It won’t win any awards, but is entertaining in the Apatow way. Rating: three deer out of five

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LIFESTYLE Are multi-vitamins a waste of money? Someone said to me last week that they thought they were sending their money down the toilet when they took a multi-vitamin and asked if they were even important at all or if they just create expensive urine.

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McDERMOTT There are several things to discuss here, the first being what causes urine to be yellow? First off it is probably because of the B vitamins, and Vitamin C. It is how they oxidize when you pass them through. You pass them out sometimes because your body will rid itself of vitamins that you don’t need. You could argue that you don’t need vitamin B in your multi-vitamin and maybe that is true. We get vitamin B easily from shellfish, fish, beef, cheese and eggs. This means that vegans have to make other arrangements such as using a red yeast to get their B vitamins. The trouble there is that it is not effective (it takes 5-10 mcg of yeast B12, to get the RDA of 2.4 mcg), but at least it’s something, and B12 is essential for cell division and red blood cell formation, so it is important. Back to our point – when we have more B12 than we need, the body moves the excess out in the urine as it is a water soluble vitamin. The second reason for the yellow is common -- and that is insufficient water intake. If you are well hydrated your urine will be pale yellow. If you are dehydrated your pee will be darker yellow. The third point, and this is important, is the question about expensive urine. The vitamin or mineral that you need most is the one that you are low in. The trouble is you have no way of knowing

what that is. Cramping could be a magnesium shortage. Dry skin and poor night vision could be Vitamin A and oily skin and pimples could be low B vitamins, etc. Taking a good multi-vitamin will give you some base levels to ensure you have some of the daily requirements. Multi-vitamins do not replace food, let’s be clear – you still need to eat well. Which brings about another question -“Can’t I just eat well and get all the vitamins I need?” Not likely. There are many reasons for this. Fertilizer practices have changed. Farmers used to tend small parcels of land and use manure and animal or vegetable matter to fertilize. They also used to leave a parcel of land alone every few years to increase moisture and nutrients by tilling in the weeds and plant matter. Farmers don’t do that anymore due to increasing pressure from production and income requirements. They now use fertilizers such as commercial NPK (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous) and that is an issue as well. There are 22 minerals in soil that our body wants and needs but if we strip out the crops every year for 100 years, taking away 22 minerals, then we just put back three, it doesn’t take long before the only thing in the soil is the three, meaning we are missing 19 minerals in our food – a fact which has been shown in many studies of current nutritional quality of food compared to 60 or 70 years ago. Further, we get most of our fruits and vegetables from farms or orchards far away six months of the year. All winter our produce is picked before it is ripe so it can last longer in the truck and in the grocery store before rotting. That means the vitamins are not fully developed because the sun has been removed from the equation. Bananas are picked fully green and then sprayed in the truck

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quality multi-vitamin is a requirement for good health, a fact that has been supported by the Journal of American Medical Association (July 19, 2002), as well as other medical journals around

the world. I think that disease and illness are expensive and vitamins are valuable. Scott McDermott is a personal trainer and owner of Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake.

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The perfect pass, self destruction, then recovery What would it be like to be the highest paid athlete in the world, the winner of two Stanley Cups, the rich devil-may-care playboy? Then find yourself an alcoholic, drug-addicted and sleeping under bridges? In the space of 12 years this happened to Derek ‘Turk’ Sanderson.

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was terrified of flying so the Bruins sent him to a psychiatrist who made two disastrous errors. He first prescribed Valium. This made Turk groggy. The doctor then advised Scotch, Dewar’s White Label. That’s when he took ‘four fingers’ for a flight to New York and eight for the

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claims a counselor at Hotel Dieu, a rehab center in St. Catharines, caught him at the right time. He convinced Sanderson to accept the role of God in his recovery. For Sanderson, the tough hockey player and ultimate playboy, it must have taken an immense change of heart for him to get down on his knees and say, “God help me, I cannot live this way any longer.” Sanderson is now a happy married man with two children. He has many to thank for banning alcohol and drugs from his life. On behalf of the City of Boston Sanderson has counseled tens of thousands of wayward children. Sanderson also acts as financial advisor for athletes in Boston. He’s dedicated to making sure they do not lose the millions of dollars that fell through his hands. He hasn’t lost his sense of humour. He says he made the perfect pass to Bobbie Orr who went flying through the air to score the goal that won the Stanley Cup. He laughs and says, “I made Orr famous!” See the web site at www.docgiff.com.


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Red Deer Pond Hockey program sees success BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express If you build it they will come but no one could have been sure the organizers of Red Deer Pond Hockey were expecting this sort of growth. At last count there were more than 700 kids from the City and surrounding towns hitting the ice as part of the association according to first year president Jason Chilibeck. Registration fees are $100 per child and there is no paid staff involved with the league, relying instead on a hard working and dedicated group of volunteers. The season gets going each year at the beginning of October wrapping up near the end of March

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and Chilibeck said it’s a common misconception the league has all its games on outdoor ice. “We’ll use the Dawe, Collicutt, Kinex, Kinsmen and Penhold,” he said about taking ice time indoors where they can get it. Back in the beginning of the no-hit league which caters to kids aged six to 17, an outdoor rink was cobbled together just west of Kin Kanyon park and then the league would hold its season on a rink of its own. The rink has since become a permanent fixture and practices for the 40 plus teams are held there throughout the season. “We have one ice time inside a week and then once the outdoor ice is in then we’ll have one practice outdoors a week.”

Because of the rapid expansion of the league over the years pond hockey is now taking advantage of the outdoor rinks run by the City in various communities. “It’s a huge effort,” he said. “From a City perspective, with the City going out and cleaning rinks and keeping those maintained we’ve been able to deploy children to rinks and use the rinks. “I know for myself and for pond hockey we’re very appreciative When minor hockey has the rinks booked solid then Chilibeck said that’s when they take to the outdoor ice in order to have a tournament, generally twice in the season.“So however it might work out we might have one game indoors and two games outside on

a weekend,” he said. The strong relationship with the City really comes through on those weekends as staff will be out scraping and clearing the ice, he said. The main focus of the league is to get players who want to play the game but maybe the commitment to the minor hockey regimen isn’t for them. Chilibeck said there may be times when a parent calls to say they can’t make a game and he tells them not to worry, the team will make due. “Nobody is making a check mark to see if you are making all the games,” he said. The success of the league might be its biggest hurdle in allowing more kids to play because the ef-

fort is there to limit team roster so the players can get plenty of ice time. Chilibeck, who also coaches a team, added if he has a player who is just learning to skate he might leave him out on the ice when there is a line change. “Even if he’s not in the play he’s still getting ice time.” He said any more growth for the league would likely be based on just what sort of ice time there is around the City and out in Penhold as well but Chilibeck said it’s just about having fun for these kids. “We just want children to get into a sport, have some sort of physical activity, something that can be enjoyable that they will come back to.”

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Mixed results for RDC teams Sports awards nominations BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express It was a mixed bag of results last curling season for the three teams coming out of Red Deer College. The men’s team captured the provincial title and then went on to grab the silver medal at nationals. The ladies racked up a fourth place finish in the ACAC playoffs and the mixed team had a tough year missing out on any post season action. What this year will end up looking like from this trio of teams is anybody’s guess, including Coach Brad Hamilton who goes into the season with a very fresh-faced men’s team to begin with. “I scraped the hallways a little bit to try and find guys to curl this year,” he said, referring to the team sporting three players basically new to the game along with a pair having high school and competitive junior play under their belts. “I had to walk around classes and put signs up and I have no idea why.” On the flip side of the equation he has enough females interested in playing to require two teams with one playing for the college and the other in a competitive league. Early in the year the men came out with a 500 record at the Fall Regional in Grande Prairie and the coach figures they have a chance at making it inter-

esting enough to be able to claim a spot when provincials arrive. He has two returnees from last year’s Queens team which went to provincials but instead the girls posted a 1-5 record in Grande Prairie. On the mixed team Hamilton has Nicole Ireland skipping, a job normally done by one of the guys but he’s confident she can handle it. “Nicole has never skipped before but I think as we go along there is lots of room for improvement,” he said of the team which went 1-4 in the first leg of the season. So looking forward to the Winter Regional in early February, Hamilton remains optimistic about the chances of being involved in the ACAC championships. “I would like to think the mixed and the men’s team have at least a 50/50 shot at making it to the ACAC championships in Olds in late February and once you get there it’s down to four teams so it’s kind of anyone can win,” he said. “The girls are going to have to play lights out to make it. They need to go 5-1 which they’re fully capable of but the competition is fairly stiff.” Hamilton is focused on keeping his young teams moving in the right direction and you just never know what can happen in sport. sports@reddeerexpress.com

BY TANIS REID Red Deer Express Nominations are open for Red Deerians to nominate a coach, official, volunteer, athlete or business supporter to be recognized at the Red Deer Community Sport Awards and Banquet. After opening nominations for the 2013 Red Deer Community Sport Awards last month, the Sport Council of Red Deer (SCORD) and the City of Red Deer announced that Olympic Champion Beckie Scott as this year’s banquet’s keynote speaker. Scott is North America’s most decorated cross-country skier having won gold at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. She also earned a silver medal at the 2006 Torino games and collected 17 World Cup medals over her nearly 20-year career. The Red Deer Community Sport Awards and Banquet will be held Feb. 24 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. The event honours those who excel in their sport and/ or volunteer their time and effort to better the community.

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GM since 2010 has what he figures an unbeatable hand against the rest of major league baseball and he’s willing to bet the ranch he’s right. The turn card for AA is the signing of Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey who joins a rotation rivaling any other in the majors and it might be just the ticket for the Jays. In a four-game series against the Jays opposing teams will see a mix of lefties and righties, speed and finesse, as well as a pitch which floats around home plate like it has a mind of its own. There is also some great speed added to the roster with Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio to go with the power already in place with Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Plus you have to consider Melky Cabrera being able to hit the ball without the help of a chemist, Brett Lawrie having another year under his belt and J.P. Arencibia possibly bouncing back with more pop in his bat, it’s no wonder this team is favoured right now

to win the World Series. Now being favoured to win and actually winning are as far apart as the NHL and the players but it’s making Jays fans very giddy and they should enjoy the moment. Of course, there is always the spectra of injury which can rear its ugly head and one only has to look at the past season with the Jays. Several key injuries on the pitching staff likely derailed a season where the boys in blue might have been at the very least a wild card team so this is a team with a very good base to build on. Anthopoulos is going to take some heat for giving up some prospects to get Dickey but you deal from strength to make your team better in another area and he’s done that with the focus being on this season, not down the road. Now Jays fans will sit back in 2013 and hope the full house in AA’s hand isn’t trumped by a royal flush on the other side of the table. sports@reddeerexpress.com

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Don’t put off those home renovations If you are reading this article that means that the world didn’t end on Dec. 21 as predicted. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Years! I saw a photo on facebook of the circular Mayan calendar beside a picture of an Oreo cookie saying ‘Everything will be all right’ and it made me chuckle. It also reminded me of so many clients I meet who are waiting for that next thing to happen in their lives before they renovate. It is never too soon to show your home some love. I have so many people tell me they should have done their renovations years ago and are so happy they finally took the plunge.

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Even if it is a small change, a coat of paint or a few new light fixtures – home improvement is always a good thing for the value of your home and for your emotional well-being. I’m serious about this. Run down, damaged or faulty products in our home are not good for our well-being; they frustrate us and make our time at home laborious when our home should be our refuge. Our new home is a joy to me, the space is perfect and I truly love how the colours turned out. I loathe my washer and dryer. It is 12 years old and takes forever to dry a load of jeans. The lint trap spits fuzz all over my base-

ment and I’m sure a fire is going to start in the dryer hose any day. Guess what I put off doing almost every day? Laundry! I don’t love the task and it is especially horrible in this house. When we bought the place in July both my fiancé and I said we needed a new laundry pair and now five agonizing months have slid by with me muttering about my laundry room with every load. Today my lovely new front load set was delivered (in a fashionable shade of Desert Plum) and I am bouncing in my seat to get home and do laundry. My fiancé just called and he has already done two loads which is a tiny miracle! This investment has

made a huge part of my chores much more enjoyable, plus they are lovely to look at. Whether you can’t stand your fridge one more day or you need a new kitchen floor it is important to work on improving your home even a little bit. I visit so many places that are in need of change and I know how rewarding it is for my clients to realize a renovation dream in their home. If you have survived the ‘apocalypse’ don’t put your renovations off another day. I know that sounds like a sales pitch but I can promise you it will give you so much satisfaction in your home. Kim Lewis is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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20 Red Deer Express

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

An optimistic look at the year ahead Higher home values in Alberta expected in part from increased population Well 2013, here you are looking all happy and cheerful because you just kicked 2012’s butt! Well if you are a regular follower of my column, you’ll likely notice that I’m an eternal optimist and this year will be no different. I expect that we will be going through another year similar to those of the past few. Our Alberta economy is one that will still be humming along and our housing market will follow suite with the price of oil. A few oil companies in 2012 halted their research/drilling budgets, but we will see a renewed optimism this year as those budgets come back online. Regardless of those few oil companies, last year was still a big year for oil with its price averaging in the $90/barrel range. Without any super catastrophes or new wars we should see the same price ranges for oil. It would be nice to see a resurgence of the price of natural gas, but on the flipside, it is cheap to

Jean-Guy

TURCOTTE heat the house. Depending on the economist that you speak with, Canada’s economy is forecasted to grow between 2.6%-2.9%, which is stronger than most of the G20 countries. Alberta is one of the leading factors of that target and we are expected to clock in at economic growth above the 3.5% level. In 2012, we led the country with a growth rate of 3.4% while the rest of Canada had growth of only 1.8%. According to RBC index, Albertans currently enjoy the best housing affordability in Canada and are expected to see much of the same going forward. The

average new home buyer in Canada uses an average of 34% of their household income to make the housing payments will in Alberta we used just 28%, and with many of my clients I see many that are well below the Alberta average. With regards to home values, economists are expecting a rise of 2% in Alberta, but also said that there will be pockets of larger value gains in more popular areas. The Alberta population grew by 65,000 people in 2012, which is more than double what was anticipated. These new folks are creating a lot of opportunities for revenue property owners as rental vacancies hit extreme lows. These folks want to buy homes, but just aren’t able to just yet as they don’t qualify as they don’t have the job stability required to qualify for a new home just yet. The biggest unanswerable question yet again has to do with the gov-

ernment’s stance on the housing market. They’ve changed the mortgage rules so much in the past few years that there really isn’t much more that they can do. And yet, at the beginning of December, there were some rumblings of even more changes, but who knows what else they can do. I can say this for a fact, they won’t increase the minimum down payment structure from 5%

to 10% as that will eliminate 100,000 Canadian jobs pretty quickly. Our current conservative government, as much as they are tightening the belt of the Canadian economy to ensure it doesn’t head the way of a Greek collapse, won’t let themselves be the cause of a recession either. In simpler terms, they would never want to be known as the conservative government that killed the economy, as

dead economies aren’t good for re-elections. The year 2013 in Alberta is going to be strong going forward, we’ve had the worst behind us back at the end of 2008 early 2009, but all things considered, we are pretty sheltered here as long as the price of oil stays above $75/barrel. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres-Regional Mortgage Group.

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Save on home heating Like an unsung hero, the forgotten basement furnace is expected to keep our home at the perfect indoor temperature day and night. This major piece of household equipment is usually out of sight and out of mind—until the energy bill arrives and instead of appreciation, this unsung hero gets nothing but a frown. Did you know that when polled, only 25% of Canadian homeowners said that ‘Booking a furnace maintenance appointment’ was a household priority? This finding was reported in a Direct Energy survey conducted recently by Angus Reid. In addition, 57% of respondents said they felt ‘concerned’ or ‘angry’ about upcoming winter heating bills. Homeowners can regain far more control of this however. Take a look at this quick and easy tip-list for better heating efficiency, courtesy of Direct Energy: 1. Clean or replace the furnace filter. This one maintenance measure makes a big difference and should be done every three months. Better still, sign up for a furnace protection and maintenance plan. The better ones give you 24-hour emergency service by licensed technicians, plus an annual inspection. The technicians do safety tests for carbon monoxide and natural gas leaks, and they also test the combustion exhaust of the furnace. 2. Temperature control. Install a programmable thermostat set to lower the temperature throughout the night or during the day when you are not at home. 3. Circulate: Remember that warm air rises so turn on your ceiling fan to redistribute it into the rest of the room. In the winter months, the blades should rotate in a clockwise direction. 4. Don’t heat unused spaces: check to make sure that non-insulated places (like the garage and crawl spaces) are not receiving (and immediately losing) valuable heat. In unused rooms, close the registers to conserve. 5. Boost the insulation. A good rule-of-thumb is to aim for approximately 30 cm of insulation in the attic and make sure basement headers have insulation too. 6. Assess the furnace. Investigate the advantages of replacing your conventional furnace with a high-efficiency one. Reports show that this can result in cost savings as high as 15% – making it well worth the investment. www.newscanada.com

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REFRIGERATOR

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Red Deer Express

CLASSIFIEDS 403.346.3356

Index

Announcements .....................................0005-0030 What’s Happening .................................. 0049-0070 Garage Sales ............................................ 0100-0650 Employment ............................................ 0700-0920 Service Directory ..................................... 1000-1430 Items to Buy/Sell ..................................... 1500-1940 Agricultural .............................................. 2000-2210 For Rent ................................................... 3000-3200 Wanted to Rent........................................ 3250-3390 Real Estate ...............................................4000-4190 Open House Directory ........................... 4200-4310 Financial ..................................................4400-4430 Transportation ........................................ 5000-5240 Legal/Public Notices .............................6000-9000

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Personals

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Personals

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RED DEER HEALING ROOMS Imagine a Walk-In Clinic where Jesus is the Doctor. It’s a reality! Healing Rooms operate very much like a Walk-In Clinic, except it’s Free and open to all! Open Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at: THE PRAYER HOUSE 4111-55A Avenue, Red Deer. Open to anyone needing healing. No appointment necessary. Ph 403-350-8954

Farm Work

755

SENIOR RANCH PERSON NEEDED for feedlot, cow/calf and back grounding outfit near Cochrane. Must have good knowledge of cattle and all equipment. Housing, competitive salary, bonus, and other benefits. Fax resume to: 403-244-0079 or email to: rockybutteranch @gmail.com.

Oilfield

800

AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. VAC & STEAM TRUCK OPERATOR. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458-8701, bryksent@telus.net.

Oilfield

800

SEEKING CLASS 1 DRIVERS with off-road fluid hauling experience. Will relocate. Year round work. Above average wage, appealing benefit packages offered. Trophy Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email resume: info@trophybuck.ca. Fax 780-706-2389. WANTED - Water & Vacuum Truck Operators. Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, H2S, First Aid, PST, CSTS. Mechanically inclined. Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: accounting @mjswaterhauling.com

Sales & Distributors

830

SOAP STORIES is seeking energetic retail sales reps for Parkland Shopping Centre in Red Deer. $12.50/hr. Email Resume to premierjobrd@gmail.com VALACEY TRADING Inc. O-A RC-PRO Hiring Sales Clerk. Bower Place, Red Deer. Demonstrates selling abilities. Good English. Perm F/T Shifts, weekends. Wages $14.60/hr. Email: valaceytrading@ gmail.com

Trades

850

FIRST CHOICE

850

Trades

MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENTAL LTD. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators, Foremen & Labourers for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Email resume: careers@mcel.ca. Fax 780-960-8930 or apply in person: 702 Acheson Road, Acheson, Alberta.

Truckers/ Drivers

860

REQUIRED FOR AN ALBERTA TRUCKING COMPANY: One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled days off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051.

Business Opportunities

870

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Auctions

1530

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe Phone:403-782-5693 Happy Holidays! ******** NOW at NEW Location at Moose Hall 2 mi. South of Ponoka on Hwy 2A *** RESUMING Weekly Sales Wed., Jan. 16 @ 6pm @ NEW location *** Next Antique Sale: Sunday, Feb.3rd @ 1pm Check web for full listings & addresses bigstrapperauctions.net

Building Supplies

1550

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254.

Business Opportunities

870

ATTENTION: Need more income? Want a career? Start your own Health & Wellness business from home. High speed internet & phone a must. www.butterfly-freedom.com

Truckers/ Drivers

860

SPEEDWAY MOVING SYSTEMS REQUIRES O/O 1 tons to transport RVs throughout North America. We offer competitive rates and Co. fuel cards. Paid by direct deposit. Must have clean criminal record and passport to cross border. 1-866-736-6483; www. speedwaymovingsystems.com

Misc. Help

880

COLLISION SEEKING JOURNEYMAN or 2nd/3rd year apprentices. Positions for body, SEEKING A CAREER in prep and refinishing techni- the Community Newspaper business? Post your cians needed for our car resume for FREE right and light truck division. Top wages, bonus pro- where the publishers are grams and benefit looking. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php. package. Fax resumes to (403)343-2160; e-mail Oilfield choice2@telusplanet.net or drop off in person @ Employment NOW LOCATED IN #5-7493-49 Ave. Cresc., Training DRAYTON VALLEY. Red Deer. BREKKAAS Vacuum & WELL-PAID/ Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 PYRAMID LOW-STRESS CAREER & 3 Drivers, Super Heater CORPORATION in Massage Therapy. Operators with all valid is now hiring! Get the best-quality RMT tickets. Top wages, Instrument Technicians education in Alberta excellent benefits. and Electricians for various without giving up your Please forward resume to: sites across Alberta. day job! Visit Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Send resume to: www.mhvicarsschool.com Phone 780-621-3953. hr@pyramidcorporation.com or call 1-866-491-0574 Fax 780-621-3959. or fax 780-955-HIRE. for free career information.

800

deadline: Monday @ 2 p.m.

900

Event Tickets

1610

SEE OPRAH LIVE. Monday, January 21 in Edmonton. Tickets from $299 each with courier delivery included. Call Dash Tours and Tickets at 1-800-365-0000. One call and you’re there.

Misc. for Sale

1760

NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator. No mess: Effective year round eliminating bacterial growth, smell and slime. Inexpensive. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON; www.bigirondrilling.com.

Travel Packages

1900

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

4090

Manufactured Homes

GRANDVIEW MODULAR and United Homes Canada say Thank You to our 2012 customers, and look forward to serving home buyers throughout western Canada in 2013; www.grandviewmodular.com or www. unitedhomescanada.com. NEW - EXECUTIVE, 3 bdrm., 2 bath Home in Red Deer. Immediate Possession. 10 Yr. Warranty. Own it for only $1,345mo. OAC. Call (403)346-3100 or (403)347-5566

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Financial

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Legal Services

1260

CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www. accesslegalresearch.com

Misc. Services

1290

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Personal Services

1315

DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). TRUE PSYCHICS! 4 Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; www.truepsychics.ca.


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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Careers Parkland Nursery & Landscape Services Ltd., located just east of Red Deer, is seeking to ďŹ ll 12 tree nursery ďŹ eld worker positions for the 2013 season. These positions are full time seasonal from approximately Mar. 30th to Nov. 15th, depending on weather conditions. Duties include planting, maintaining, harvesting, loading and unloading plant material. Position is labor intensive and includes working weekends and some evenings. We will train. Wage is $9.75 per hour.





 



   

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Red Deer Express, January 02, 2013