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Alberta looking for trust on water ISSUES INCLUDE FRACTURING, WATER MANAGEMENT, DRINKING WATER AND LAKES BY JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

EDMONTON — The Alberta government hopes community meetings this winter will bolster public confidence in how it manages water. A leaked draft plan says the government has been holding off on making decisions on water policy because of “challenges associated with trust.” Priority issues identified in the document include use of water in hydraulic fracturing, effective water management, sustainable drinking water and healthy lakes. One of the groups that released the draft said the community meetings are little more than a public relations exercise and avoid dealing with an idea that has been floating around the government for years — selling access to Alberta’s water. “The main thing that we are concerned about is that the government is looking at perhaps setting up a water market to sell water licences,” Bill Moore-Kilgannon of Public Interest Alberta said. “That has very serious implications. Whoever would own those licences would control the future growth of cities. It would have an impact on our economy, agriculture and, ultimately, on our environment.” The draft says the 20 community meetings will be called the “water conversation project” and will have a $1-million budget. Alberta Environment spokeswoman Jessica Potter said the government’s plan to consult with the public about water policy is well-known and has been in the works for some time. People who attend the meetings are free to bring up any concerns they wish, she said. “The point of the conversation is to hear what Albertans have to say so they can bring up any topics that are important to them.” Water licences are not listed as a priority in the draft report because the idea is not under consideration, Potter added. “We have never had an intention to sell water.

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Canyon Ski Resort employees Murray Knight and Tevin Lowe hit the bottom corner of a new attraction at Canyon. The 250-metre long tube run is the latest addition to the resort. See related video at www. reddeeradvocate.com

Tubes go down, business up NEW TUBE RUNS PROVE POPULAR AT CANYON SKI RESORT BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

‘IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS MOVING INTO ALBERTA AND IT IS GROWING RAPIDLY.’

Winter tubing at Canyon Ski Resort is a hit. A steady stream of tubers made their slow ascent and much faster descent on Sunday afternoon on a pair of runs at the popular ski area. “There’s been a great reaction. We’ve got a lot of people out who don’t ski or snowboard,” said David Martel, resort co-owner and general manager. The tube runs have already proven popular in some of the B.C. resort villages, such as Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna. “It’s something that is moving into Alberta and it is growing rapidly,” he said. Since the ski area was taken over by a new ownership group in 2010, much effort has gone into finding ways to attract new visitors to the resort. The tube ride is part of that

— DAVID MARTEL, CANYON SKI RESORT

CO-OWNER AND GENERAL MANAGER plan and already Martel is thinking about making it bigger and better for next season, such as adding more lanes to boost capacity. Fresh off a run, Blair Martin, of Bowden was grinning ear to ear. “It’s awesome,” said Martin, who was there with daughter Claire and son Cameron. “It’s a little scary actually. You really get moving.” Martin was happy to see the tube ride in Central Alberta. “They’re doing this kind of stuff in B.C. quite a bit. It’s good to see it out here now.” Another thumbs up came from Scott McLean, of Blackfalds, who was there with his five-year-old son Chase. “I think it’s a blast,” said

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McLean. “It’s good for the parents, you don’t have to pull them,” he added, referring to the tow that pulls each rider and tube to the top of the run. “I think it’s great for families, I really do.” For Chase the appeal was simple: “going really fast.” Another big change this year was the relocation and expansion of the terrain park. More than triple the size of the old one, The Source-sponsored park has proven a popular draw. “We’ve got a whole bunch new features, rails, boxes and new jump lines and we’ve had a great success with it.”

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SMITH CLEMENCY DENIAL

Parole board derided for ‘being too tough’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum collections and exhibit coordinator Breanna Mielke puts the shine on an exhibit in the new 100 Years of Sport History in Red Deer at the Sports Hall. The new exhibit opened over the weekend. See story on Page C1.

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CALGARY — The Montana parole board that recommended against clemency for death-row Canadian Ronald Smith may be examined for being too tough on criminals. A motion being introduced by the state’s Republican Sen. Terry Murphy calls for a review of the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole. It could result in limitations on the board’s powers or its eventual elimination. Murphy said a 2011 report by the board indicates that 72 per cent of inmates in Montana were eligible for parole and 60 per cent of those were denied parole on their first try. “They have too much power,” Murphy said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

“A lot of non-violent offenders who qualify for parole are simply not receiving their hearings and are not being paroled. I’m not sure why except it seems like there’s a real desire to keep as many people in the system as possible,” he said. “I think the parole board is just so extremely overcautious they don’t want to turn loose anybody who might conceivably make a serious crime later. “It’s costing the taxpayers millions of dollars.” Murphy said it’s also disturbing the board has the power to add requirements on prisoners who are paroled beyond the restrictions imposed by a judge during sentencing.

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Gun lobby ready to block assault weapons ban LAWMAKERS SAY THE NEWTOWN TRAGEDY HAS TRANSFORMED THE COUNTRY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The powerful gun lobby says it has enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior Democratic lawmakers to make such a measure a reality. Senators plan to introduce a bill that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines, like the one used in the December shooting massacre that killed 27 people, most of them children, in a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has promised to push for a renewal of expired legislation. The National Rifle Association, the influential gun rights lobbying group, has so far prevented passage of another assault weapons ban like the one that expired in 2004. But some lawmakers say the Newtown tragedy has transformed the country, and Americans are ready for stricter gun laws. President Barack Obama has made gun control a top priority. And on Tuesday Vice-President Joe Biden is expected to give Obama a comprehensive package of recommendations by a task force he headed for curbing gun violence. Still, the NRA has faith that Congress would prevent a new weapons ban. “When a president takes all the power of his office, if he’s willing to expend political capital, you don’t want to make predictions. You don’t want to bet your house on the outcome. But I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress,” NRA President David Keene told CNN’s “State of the Union.” Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, responded with a flat out “no” when asked on CBS television’s Face the Nation whether Congress would pass a ban on assault weapons. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a lifelong member of the NRA, has said everything should be on the table to prevent another tragedy like Newtown. But he assured gun owners he would fight for gun rights at the same time. “I would tell all of my friends in NRA, I will work extremely hard and I will guarantee you there will not be an encroachment on your Second Amendment rights,” Manchin said on ABC’s This Week. The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. The NRA’s deep pockets help bolster allies and punish lawmakers who buck them. The group spent at least $24 million in the 2012 elections — $16.8 million through its political action committee and nearly $7.5 million through its affiliated Institute for Legislative Action. Separately, the NRA spent some $4.4 million through July 1 to lobby Congress. Keene insists the group represents its members and not just the gun manufacturers, though he said the NRA would like industry to contribute more money to the association. “We know what works and what doesn’t work. And we’re not willing to compromise on people’s rights when there is no evidence that doing so is going to accomplish the purpose,” Keene said. The NRA, instead, is pushing for measures that would keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, until a person gets better. “If they are cured, there ought to be a way out of it,” Keene said. Currently, a person is banned from buying a gun from a licensed dealer if the person is a fugitive, a felon, convicted of substance abuse, convicted of domestic violence, living in the U.S. illegally or someone who “has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution.”

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Ronald Smith, a Canadian on death row in the United States. The Montana parole board that recommended against clemency for death-row Canadian Ronald Smith may be examined for being too tough on criminals.

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SMITH: No reasons The board gave short shrift to Smith’s request for clemency, not even giving reasons for why it recommended against it. Smith, 55, has been on death row for 30 years for the 1982 murders of Thomas Running Rabbit and Harvey Mad Man Jr. His request for clemency has been inherited by new Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who was sworn in last week. Smith’s lawyer, Don Vernay, said the need for a review was highlighted prior to the clemency hearing last year. A report prepared by board staff which recommended the three-member board reject clemency was leaked to The Canadian Press before the hearing was even held. “Seems like the current board has come under criticism for their tough-on-crime standards of operation,” said Vernay. “Look at what they did to us. The staff didn’t do their jobs and told the board what to do. There’s a bunch of criteria that has to be met and when they issued their ruling they didn’t give any reasons.” Work is still going on behind the scenes by Smith’s supporters. Lawyers representing the prisoner hope to meet with Bullock as soon as possible to renew Smith’s appeal for clemency. Ron Waterman, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union that has filed a civil action on behalf of Smith, said Bullock is familiar with the case because he is the state’s former attorney general. But Waterman expects he’ll take his time. “What he might want to do is meet with the various constituencies that have interests,” he said. “He might want to meet with the Smith family. I would think he would probably want to talk to the Canadian consulate as they’ve been very involved. “I would think that before he takes any action ... he would probably want to pick up those pieces and get a sense from them on what to do and how to do it.” Waterman suggested it comes down to “whether the governor believes in redemption and second chances.” Vernay believes it’s possible to make a compel-

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ling argument to convince Bullock to do the “right thing.” It’s believed that the new governor, also a Democrat, isn’t an ardent supporter of the death penalty. There have been four executions in Montana since 1945. The Montana legislature will also have to deal — again — with legislation to abolish the death penalty altogether. Sen. Dave Wanzenried, a Democrat, has introduced two bills in the past which were passed by the Senate but killed by a judiciary committee. This time a bill is to be introduced in the house with the hope of a different outcome. “I’ve been the sponsor the last two times and it hasn’t passed,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll see a better outcome and the work that has been done from two years ago will pay off.”

CANYON: More changes Martel said visitors can count on more changes to come as they seek to make it a destination for outdoors lovers in general, not just skiers and snowboarders. “We always want to keep changing things. Keeping it fresh and exciting is always a good thing.” In the summer, they keep busy with weddings and other functions. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

WATER: ‘Not for sale’ “We have always maintained that Alberta’s water is not for sale and we have no intention of it being for sale.” The draft says the idea of selling water to the United States is “off the table.” The meetings are to begin sometime in February. A list of which 20 communities could be involved isn’t final. Joe Anglin, environment critic for the Opposition Wildrose, said the meetings must be a true consultation and the government shouldn’t use them to reach a predetermined result. “Water is a critical issue across the province and Albertans deserve assurance that this PC government isn’t going to manipulate the agenda put forward.”

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TRUCKS COLLIDE

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Blaze causes $1 million in damage

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Two large trucks were badly damaged in a collision about 27 km west of Rimbey on Saturday evening. The driver of a pump truck taken was to hospital in Rimbey. RCMP, EMS, and Rimbey Fire and Rescue all attended the scene.

An early morning blaze on Saturday at a Lacombe vehicle storage building caused about $1 million in damage. Fire crews were called in after someone smelled smoke near the building shortly before 1:30 a.m. Regional Fire Chief Fred Millar says the cause of the fire remains under investigation but is believed to have started in a semi truck stored in the four-bay building. One truck was completely destroyed and two others were damaged in other bays. Two cars in a fourth bay had smoke damage. Millar said the building was boarded up over the weekend and heated to melt the ice caused by firefighting efforts. A fire investigation will begin today. No one was injured in the fire, which was fought by about 18 firefighters.

Activist talks straight about animal welfare TEMPLE GRANDIN HEARALDED FOR INSIGHTS INTO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, CARE BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Legendary animal welfare expert and autism advocate Temple Grandin displayed her trademark straight-talking insight and wit before an appreciative crowd in Red Deer on Sunday. Grandin’s talk at the 31st Horse Breeders and Owners Conference at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel was billed as “Understanding Horse Behaviour,” but she delivered much more in her nearly hour-long talk before a crowd of several hundred that greeted her with standing ovations at the beginning and end of her appearance. Growing up with autism, (Grandin didn’t speak until she was nearly four years old) she overcame her learning difficulties to become a recognized authority on animal welfare with a Phd in animal science from the University of Illinois. Her work in designing corrals and creating less stressful environments for livestock on their way to slaughter has been so successful that Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development estimates that half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equip-

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Renowned animal welfare expert and autism advocate Temple Grandin drew standing ovations before and after her presentation on understanding horse behaviour at the 31st Horse Breeders and Owners Conference in Red Deer on Sunday. ment she has designed for meat plants. She is also a best-selling author and was the subject of a 2010 HBO biopic starring

Claire Danes. Grandin said early on she realized how important it was to see what the animals see on their way to slaughter. So she

would crouch down in handling chutes to get a cow’s-eye perspective of their surroundings. Her autism has also given her insight into the way animals think. People with autism often see the world through visual thinking, similar to the way animals perceive their surroundings. “When you see in pictures, it’s very specific,” she said. Grandin, who is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, provided many tips on how to identify when an animals is getting fearful or stressed, and how to change unwanted behaviour. When training animals, first experiences with something new must be positive, she said. Animals have long memories when it comes to negative first experiences. Grandin also lamented over-breeding that has left horses created for speed with “big muscles and matchstick legs” and so fragile they break their legs on a routine run. Other animals, dogs, pigs and cattle are also being over bred and creating animals that suffer from lameness, weakness and shorter life spans. “If you over-select for a single trait you wreck your animal. It doesn’t matter what

kind of animal it is,” she said. “Nature doesn’t give you anything free. There’s always a trade-off.” In another case, pigs were bred specifically to provide leaner meat. What went unnoticed though was that the leaner breeds were also more aggressive, causing problems in the pens. Grandin said animals that are clearly not of normal health should be removed from the gene pool. Red Deer Mayor and avid horseman Morris Flewwelling came away impressed from her talk. “When a speaker is introduced and gets a standing ovation and concludes a speech and gets a standing ovation you know that the audience has been moved.” Kyla Pollard said she appreciated Grandin’s style of “telling it like it is. “I was really enthused and excited and intrigued to be here to listen to her because she has done so much with the slaughter industry to improve animal welfare,” said Pollard, who is from B.C. and rides horses for a living and provides horsemanship services through Khas T’an Outdoor Adventure. pcowley@reddeeradvocate. com

Dog owners charged in Calgary pit bull attacks BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Both owners are now facing charges after a vicious attack on New Year’s Eve in which three pit bulls killed a dog and injured another in an off-leash park in Calgary. A teenage brother and sister were walking their dogs at a park in southeast Calgary when the attack happened. A Pomeranian named Patrick died of his injuries, while another dog, a Great Pyrenees named Maximus, was badly injured.

Sour gas leak prompts closure of highway BY THE CANADIAN PRESS GRANDE PRAIRIE — A highway in northwest Alberta that was closed due to a leak of potentially deadly sour has been reopened. Police had closed a 100-kilometre stretch of Highway 40 Friday afternoon south of the communities of Grande Prairie and north of Grande Cache because of a sour gas leak at a well site about 110 kilometres south of Grande Prairie. Mounties say they closed it as a precaution to protect motorists passing through the area, which is sparsely populated. However, Mounties say they were advised by the Energy Resources Conservation Board that emergency crews had responded and there was no threat to public safety. Police also say they were asked to reopen the highway immediately. Sour gas is a poisonous natural gas that contains hydrogen sulphide and is colourless, flammable and smells like rotten eggs. Police say there are no indications that the incident at the well site was a result of a criminal act.

The pit bulls were on a leash at the time and were approached by the teens’ dogs that were running free. The pit bulls were seized by Calgary Animal Services and were returned to their owner after a behavioural assessment determined they do not pose a risk to public safety. Stephen Jaquish faces six charges under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, including one count of causing death to an animal, another of causing damage to an animal as well as three counts of having unlicensed dogs. The owner of the dogs that were off leash during the attack is charged with one count of biting, barking or chasing another animal, two charges of a dog being at large and two counts of being unlicensed. On Jan. 2, a woman needed hospital treatment after being attacked by two pit bulls. The dogs’ owners are facing three charges each, including having dogs at large and biting and attacking a person. The pit bulls are in the care of Calgary Animal Services pending a behavioural assessment. “It is very unusual to have so many dog bites in such a short period of time and involving the same type of dog,” Doug Anderson, operations co-ordinator with Animal and Bylaw Services, said in a news release.

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100 reasons to love Red Deer Red Deer is a great city and I’m proud that I was born and raised here as we celebrate Red Deer’s centennial in 2013. There are considerably more than 100 reasons to celebrate Red Deer but I will shave the list down to 100 in order to stick with the centennial theme. This great community is JIM the sum of its SUTHERLAND parts and here are 100 random reasons why I believe that these people, places and entities (definitely not listed by order of importance) have helped make Red Deer a great place to live over the past 100 years: (1) The Water Tower. (2) The bike paths. (3) Coronation Park. (4) The Cronquist House. (5) Great Chief Athletic Park. (6) The Red Deer Arena.

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(7) Gaetz United Church. (8) St. Luke’s Anglican Church. (9) St. Mary’s Church. (10) Knox Presbyterian Church. (11) First Christian Reformed Church. (12) City Hall Park. (13) The old Eaton’s building. (14) The old Kresges building. (15) The Dawe family. (16) The Moore family. (17) The Swainson family. (18) The Northey family. (19) The Hazlett family. (20) The Bower family. (21) The Puzey family. (22) The late Mayor Ed Barrett. (23) The Cenotaph. (24) The Old Court House. (25) The old Alpha plant. (26) The old Michener Hill Store. (27) The old Builder’s Hardware store. (28) Bower Ponds. (29) The Michener Center Administration Building. (30) The old train station (31) The old train bridge. (32) Woodlea neighborhood. (33) Parkvale neighborhood. (34) Waskasoo neighborhood. (35) Sunnybrook Farm. (36) Michener Hill neighborhood. (37) College Park neighbourhood. (38) The Old Brewery Building. (39) McKenzie Park. (40) The late Dr. Bill Carter. (41) The late CHCA TV station. (42) Grandview neighbourhood. (43) West Park neighbourhood. (44) Sunnybrook neighbourhood. (45) The late

Cec Grove. (46) The late Kerry Wood. (47) The Pioneer Lodge. (48) The Scout Cabin. (49) Red Deer River. (50) Waskasoo Creek. (51) Ross Street Hill — the original and genuine Michener Hill. (52) The Gaetz House. (53) Red Deer Armoury. (54) The Corner Store. (55) Ellis House. (56) The outdoor pool. (57) Kin Canyon. (58) The late Basil Dickey. (59) The old 2-11 Drive Inn. (60) The old Peacock Drive Inn. (61) The old fairgrounds. (62) The late 850 CKRD am radio. (63) The old Tom’s House of Pizza in the Dominion Shopping Center. (64) The old Nick and Ted’s. (65) The old Lucky Dollar. (66) The old Red Deer Rustlers. (67) The old Red Deer Airport on Hwy 11A. (68) The old Parkland School on Hwy 11A. (69) The old Arrochar Road that ran by MacFarlane dairy farm. (70) The old McCullough farm. (71) The old Gaetz Lake Bird Sanctuary. (72) The Larratt House. (73) The old No. 1 Fire Station. (74) The Professional Building. (75) The Willow Apartments. (76) The late Maurice Watt. (77) The late Bert Amer. (78) The late Happy Harper. (79) The late Don Drummond. (80) The late Kendall Dunkle.

(81) Heritage Ranch. (82) The old Red Deer Bottling plant. (83) Red Deer in summer. (84) Proximity to lakes. (85) Proximity to West Country. (86) The original Igniters car club. (87) The car culture. (88) The old Carling brewery building. (89) The old Elks club. (90) The old Holmes Drug Store building. (91) Canyon Ski Hill. (92) The Faces or Hog’s Back canyon cliff. (94) The Downtown Co-op store. (95) Piper’s Mountain. (96) Red Deer volunteers. (97) The original Griffin band. (98) The original Gaetz Avenue Dance Band. (99) The old Junior Activities Building. (100) The Chalet. There are many buildings that no longer exist that were a major part of Red Deer’s past. I concentrated on the ones that still exist in one form or another and range from original to a radically altered use as we hit 100 in this city. I chose my selection of personal icons from my lifetime of experiences in Red Deer since my birth in the 1950s. Others’ impressions of Red Deer will vary according to their own unique experiences growing up in Red Deer. Jim Sutherland is a local freelance columnist.

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Thanks for Christmas party I want to thank everyone that did so much to make our seniors Christmas Eve party at the Golden Circle an event to remember. Thank you to the great people that filled Christmas bags for grandparents. They were wonderful. Also thank you to all the staff for their work — not forgetting the cooks who went the extra mile to feed us a fantastic meal set out on tables beautifully decorated. We all felt the Christmas spirit as Monica led us in a jolly carol sing. Bless you all. Maureen Wilkinson Red Deer

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Rainforest defender leaves inspiring legacy Last year ended on a sad note, with the accidental drowning death of Rebecca Tarbotton in Mexico, at 39 years of age. Becky was the inspirational executive director of San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network, but her roots were in British Columbia. In an October speech, she eloquently recalled her early days in the environmental movement, including an internship at the David Suzuki Foundation, and explained how a few people with purpose, committed to a goal, can accomplish a lot. The speech can be viewed on the Rainforest Action Network website at ran.org. Becky believed strongly DAVID in social justice and environSUZUKI mental protection. For her organization’s campaign to save rainforests from the devastation of clear-cut logging, she and her colleagues met with book publishers to convince them to stop using paper from threatened areas. Eight agreed, but the biggest victory came after much hard work and imaginative campaigning, when Rainforest convinced Disney to adopt a policy for all its operations, “eliminating paper connected to the destruction of endangered forests and animals.” Disney is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, but the policy extends beyond

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Major Prairie storm leaves residents shivering, digging SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA WAS DIGGING OUT FROM TWO DAYS WORTH OF SNOW MEASURING 20 TO 30 CENTIMETRES

Icy roads, snow drifts, school cancellations and airport delays were the order of the day Friday as a nasty blizzard swept across much of the Prairies. In Manitoba, ditches along Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway were littered with cars while Manitoba Hydro dealt with a day of power outages. Spokesman Glen Schneider said ice buildup on lines near Steinbach and a hydro-pole fire in East Kildonan turned off the power to about 450 homes. Several school divisions outside Winnipeg cancelled classes. The airport and Winnipeg Tran-

sit were both advising travellers to check their websites for delays as the region prepared for a forecast dump of 20 centimetres of snow. In both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, police were advising motorists to stay home if at all possible. By noon on Friday, some residents of Moose Jaw, Sask., were reporting snowdrifts nearly two metres high. Lee-Ann Janzen said people in the new subdivision where she lives were completely snowed in to the point their doors couldn’t open. “Yeah, we have drifts probably ranging between four and six feet high,” she said. Parts of the city came to a

stand-still as plows worked to keep up with drifts that would fill back in almost as soon as they were cleared. “There’s vehicles abandoned everywhere on any given street because people just can’t get anywhere,” Janzen said. On top of that, the mercury took a deep dip. Although skies were forecast to have cleared by Saturday morning, the wind chill was expected to be in the —35C range. Southeastern Alberta, including Calgary, was digging out Friday from two days worth of snow measuring 20 to 30 centimetres in depth.

NDP Leader Mulcair calls on chief to end her liquid-only diet BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is calling on Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence to end her liquid-only diet. Mulcair told CTV’s Question Period he’s always concerned when someone appears to be willing to end their own life. He says Spence ought to end her protest now following last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders. “I would sincerely call upon Chief Spence to realize that there has been a step in the right di-

rection, to try to see if now if we can keep putting pressure on the government to follow through,” he said. “It has been a year where nothing was done after a very formal meeting. But finally the government seems to be moving, so I think that the best thing to do would be to step back from that now.” Spence has vowed to continue her protest until First Nations leaders can get Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston in the same room. Spence says she has been consuming nothing more than fish broth and tea since Dec. 11.

The Idle-No-More protesters appeared to be regrouping for further demonstrations in the next week with only a few reports of protest activity across the country this weekend. Protesters have blocked the main rail line between Toronto and Montreal twice in the past couple of weeks, but the country’s rail services weren’t saying much about their plans for any further such protests. Via Rail says it’s ready for any disruptions, while Canadian Pacific says it is monitoring the situation CN Rail was not immediately available to comment.

Sanctuary alleges Ikea monkey was strangled and hit with a wooden spoon BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The battle over a Japanese macaque known as the Ikea monkey is heating up, with a primate sanctuary alleging his owners strangled the animal, hit him with a wooden spoon and planned to have his teeth removed. But a lawyer representing the woman who is trying to get her pet back dismisses the claims, saying they’re an attempt to discredit his client. Anything can be claimed in such court documents, “no matter how ridiculous or untrue,” Ted Charney said in a statement. The monkey named Darwin has resided at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ont., since he was found in December wandering in the parking lot of a Toronto Ikea, wearing a little shearling coat. The sanctuary is trying to block efforts by Yasmin Nakhuda, Darwin’s owner, to get him back, and it’s now alleging in court documents filed Friday in Ontario Superior Court in Oshawa, Ont., that she abused him. Nakhuda has said that a breeder gave Darwin to her as a gift in July, though she hasn’t identified the breeder publicly or in the court proceedings. But the sanctuary alleges Nakhuda, a real estate lawyer, was introduced to an illegal exotic animal dealer by a client. Nakhuda tried to return Darwin after a few days and balked at the $10,000 price tag, but she decided to pay and to keep Darwin after the dealer showed her how to abuse the monkey so he behaved, the sanctuary alleges. The whole family, including Nakhuda’s husband and her 11-year-old and 16-year-old sons, have abused Darwin since then, the sanctuary alleges. They have strangled Darwin, hit him in the head and face, used a wooden spoon to hit him, forced him to live in a small dog crate, failed to change his diaper for up to three days and failed to comply with

standards of care for captive primates, the sanctuary alleges. Charney said the strangulation allegation may relate to a technique for bathing the monkey. “She holds him by the neck to keep him still or above water,” he said. “The defence calls this strangulation. (Sanctuary founder Sherri) Delaney has extreme views about people owning a monkey. “What the community considers normal pet handling, she considers abuse.” “We believe this pleading is designed to shock the public and discredit Yasmin so as to intimidate her into dropping the lawsuit,” Charney said. “The allegations against the children are particularly disturbing.” Darwin was biting the family to protect himself, which prompted them to make plans to have his teeth removed, the sanctuary alleges. The sanctuary suggests animal cruelty laws were broken.

BRIEFS Canadian student struck and killed by train in Bangladesh: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS DHAKA, Bangladesh — A newspaper in Bangladesh says a Canadian student was struck and killed by a train Saturday in Dhaka. The Daily Star reports the victim’s uncle identified her as Mungerina Arabin Jerin, 22, a student at the Medical College for Women and Hospital in the suburb of Uttara. Foreign Affairs confirms a Canadian died in the country and says Canadian consular officials are working with local authorities to gather details on the death. Abu Bakar Siddique told the newspaper his niece came to the South Asian country last year while her Bangladeshi family remained in Canada. He said Jerin was taking a walk with a friend near the Cantonment railway station when she was struck around 6:30 p.m. local time. She was pronounced dead in hospital. Police say they are speaking to the friend in order to find out exactly what happened.

Navy ship on its way to Halifax after suffering damage during tow HALIFAX — A navy warship whose hull was damaged while being towed from Ontario to Halifax has resumed its journey to its home port. The Department of National Defence says the HMCS Athabaskan left North Sydney around 8:30 a.m. today and will arrive in Halifax in two or three days. The military says tethering lines broke as the destroyer was being towed in rough waters off a rocky shoal near Cape Breton. It had said minor, temporary repairs were made on the 40-year-old vessel to ensure its hull is watertight during the towing process. The military says once the HMCS Athabaskan arrives in Halifax, officials will conduct a thorough assessment on the ship’s condition. The vessel had just undergone a $26.7 million refit in St. Catharines, Ont.

Fisherman presumed drowned YARMOUTH, N.S. — RCMP say a 20-year-old Nova Scotia fisherman who went overboard Saturday southwest of Yarmouth is presumed drowned. Officials say the search for Michael Jeffrey Doucette from Wedgeport was called off Sunday morning. Lt.-Cmdr. Bruno Tremblay, a spokesman for the navy in Halifax, says rescue crews made the difficult decision around 9 a.m. after scouring the waters for more than 14 hours.

Former fat cat adopted FREDERICTON — A frisky New Brunswick feline whose weight loss journey garnered international attention and helped raised thousands of dollars for a local animal shelter has found a new home. Tiny, a loveable grey house cat with piercing green eyes, was adopted by his foster mother Nancy Garon on Saturday, one year after the astoundingly large feline was found inside a box outside the Fredericton SPCA. At the time, he weighed 13.7 kilograms. He’s now 7.5 kilograms. LeeAnn Haggerty, the SPCA’s education co-ordinator, said Tiny donned one of his signature bow ties for the big day — a custom crystal-studded black velvet piece. “It was a special day,” said Haggerty on Sunday from Fredericton. “It was a nice way for us to celebrate what we’ve all accomplished over the last year.”

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French planes bomb north Mali city as more allies join battle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAMAKO, Mali — French fighter jets bombed rebel targets in a major city in Mali’s north Sunday, pounding the airport as well as training camps, warehouses and buildings used by the al-Qaidalinked Islamists controlling the area, officials and residents said. Now in its third-day, the French-led effort to take back Mali’s north from the extremists began with airstrikes by combat helicopters in the small town of Konna. It has grown to a co-ordinated attack by state-ofthe-art fighter jets which have bombarded at least five towns, of which Gao, which was attacked Sunday, is the largest. More than 400 French troops have been deployed to the country in the all-out effort to win back the territory from the well-armed rebels, who seized control of an area larger than France nine months ago. What began as a French offensive has now grown to include seven other countries, including logistical support from the U.S. and Europe. The United States is providing communications and transport help, while Britain is sending C17 aircrafts to help Mali’s allies transport troops to the frontlines. French President Francois Hollande authorized the intervention after it became clear the swiftly advancing rebels could break Mali’s military defences in Mopti, the first town on the government-controlled side, located in the centre of this African country. The move catapulted the world into a fight that diplomats had earlier said would not take place until at least

September. “French fighter jets have identified and destroyed this Sunday, Jan. 13, numerous targets in northern Mali near Gao, in particular training camps, infrastructure and logistical depots which served as bases for terrorist groups,� the French defence ministry said in a statement. French officials have acknowledged that the rebels are better armed than they expected, and one of the first fatalities was a 41-year-old French pilot, whose helicopter was downed by rebel fire near the town of Konna. The Islamists, including three separate rebel groups, all of which have either direct or indirect ties to al-Qaida, are armed with weapons stolen from the abandoned arsenal of ex-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. They are also in possession of the weapons left behind by Mali’s army, which abandoned the north in the face of the rebel advance last April. The fighters managed to seize the territory in the north after a military coup led to political turmoil in the once-stable nation of 15.8 million last March.

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A French soldier patrols under the Eiffel tower, Sunday. France has ordered tightened security in public buildings and transport following action against radical Islamists both in Mali and Somalia, French President Francois Hollande said yesterday. The fighting took an even steeper toll on the Islamists, according to French officials and locals. Ali Bulhan said he thought the fighters had already taken away the bodies of their comrades. French officials said they counted 17 dead among the Islamists. After the sounds of battle faded and the helicopters were gone, frightened al-Shabab fighters locked down the town, added checkpoints, arrested junior commanders for fear someone had tipped off the French forces, and

seized cellphones of residents, Ali Bulhan said. “I was told that the dead French soldier was hiding and was shot after he turned on a flashlight,� he said. He did not know when, but later saw the body of a European being dragged into a car. Businesses shut down for the day Sunday. “It was a burial day for the fighters,� Ali Bulhan said, “and a deadly day for the French as well.�

Six arrested for another gang rape in India BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Police said Sunday they have arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws. Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old woman was the only passenger on a bus as she was travelling to her village in northern Punjab state on Friday night. The driver refused to stop at her village despite her repeated pleas and drove her to a desolate location, he said. There, the driver and the conductor took her to a building where they were joined by five friends and took turns raping her throughout the night, Singh said. The driver dropped the woman off at her village early Saturday, he said. Singh said police arrested six suspects on Satur-

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day and were searching for another. Gurmej Singh, deputy superintendent of police, said all six admitted involvement in the rape. He said the victim was recovering at home. Also on Saturday, police arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly raping and killing a 9-year-old girl two weeks ago in Ahmednagar district in western India, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Her decomposed body was found Friday. Police officer Sunita Thakare said the suspect committed the crime seven months after his release from prison after serving nine years for raping and murdering a girl in 2003, PTI reported Sunday. The deadly rape of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in December led to the woman’s death and set off an impassioned debate about what India needs to do to prevent such tragedies. Protesters and politicians have called for tougher rape laws, police reforms and a transformation in the way the country treats women.

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said Ali Bulhan, who refused to give his last name for fear of reprisal. President Barack Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military provided limited technical support to French forces leading the operation, but the Americans had no direct role in the assault on the al-Shabab compound. Obama disclosed the U.S. role Sunday in a letter alerting Congress about the deployment of U.S. forces. The local accounts, along with that of a Somali intelligence official and the French defence minister, offer a glimpse into a chaotic rescue attempt in which nothing seemed to go as planned. “Extracting a hostage is extremely difficult,� Le Drian said. Yasin said the gunbattle started on the ground when the French commandos encountered an Islamist checkpoint. Al Bulhan said only a few hours could have passed between that moment and the time when the French helicopters stopped firing on homes and instead ferried the surviving French troops to safety “but it felt like an entire day.� French officials, including the president, and a Somali intelligence official said Allex was almost certainly killed by his captors. The intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to the press, said Sunday that the home where the agent was held was destroyed in the attack Saturday, and that intelligence networks “do not have any information indicating he is still alive.� Al-Shabab has offered no proof for its claims that Allex was still alive and that a wounded French soldier was in its custody as well. French officials acknowledge a missing soldier, but say they believe he is dead. “Bullets rattled every corner,� Ali Bulhan said. “Helicopters were firing at nearby homes.�

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GOMEZ SENT HOME The Montreal Canadiens have sent centre Scott Gomez home for the season. New general manager Marc Bergevin said at the opening of training camp that he will buy out Gomez’s contract next summer to remove his team-high US$7.3 million salary cap hit from the books. Under the new collective bargaining agreement signed Saturday, the cap is to plunge by about $10 million next season, but teams will be allowed two “amnesty” buyouts to help reach the cap. However, if a player is injured, he cannot be bought out. Bergevin said it was safest for the team that Gomez not play this season. Gomez has been a disappointment on the ice in his last two seasons.

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● JV basketball: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● Women’s basketball: Collin Barrows Storm vs. Spartans, Funk vs. Rampage, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Lindsay Thurber; Hoosier Daddy vs. Vertically Challenged, Nikes vs. Triple Threat, 7:15 and 8:30 p.m., Central Alberta Christian; Shooting Stars vs. The Bank, 7:45 p.m., Hunting Hills.

Raiders 4 Rebels 3 (OT) PRINCE ALBERT — The Red Deer Rebels waited until precisely the last second Saturday to pull out a single point in their Western Hockey League clash with the host Prince Albert Raiders. With netminder Patrik Bartosak on the bench and the Rebels applying heavy pressure, defenceman Haydn Fleury scored at 19:59 of the third period to send the game to overtime. Unfortunately for the visitors, rearguard Josh Morrissey connected 1:58 into the extra session to give the Raiders a 4-3 victory before a gathering of 2,899 at the Art Hauser Centre, finishing off a threeway passing play with a shot that deflected off the post and past Bartosak. The Rebels were assessed all three penalties in the opening period and were outshot 18-6 as a result, but got a last-minute goal from Brooks Maxwell to salvage a 1-1 draw at the intermission. Morrissey scored for the Raiders. “We had a good start to the game but the penalties put us on our heels and they (Raiders) gained some momentum on that,” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter. “Then they came at us pretty hard in the second period.” The Raiders opened up a 3-1 lead with second-period markers from Reid Gardiner and Mark McNeill, but Bartosak came up with a series of solid saves and allowed the Rebels to mount a third-period comeback. “We were on our heels in the second period and Patty obviously played pretty well,” said Sutter. “In the third we got going again. We played hard and found a way to get a point. “Our third period was certainly our best of the night, and not just because we came back and evened it up, but because of the way we played . . . because of the urgency

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Red Deer Rebels defenceman Brady Gaudet clears the puck as Prince Albert Raiders forward Dakota Conroy keeps a close eye on him during second period action at the Art Hauser Centre in Prince Albert on Saturday. The Raiders won 4-3 in overtime after the Rebels scored to tie it with a second left. we had in the third.” Dominik Volek, who joined the Rebels just after Christmas, notched his fifth goal of the season to bring the visitors to within one at 11:57 of the third period, setting the stage for Fleury’s extra-late marker, his third of the season. The Rebels returned to Red Deer early Sunday and will play host to the defending WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings Thursday at 7 p.m. The Prince George Cougars will visit the Centrium for a 7:30 p.m. contest Saturday and the Rebels will visit the Medicine Hat Tigers the following evening.

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Tuesday

● Senior high basketball: Stettler at Ponoka; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● AJHL: Brooks at Olds, 7:30 p.m. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Blackfalds, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

● JV basketball: Notre Dame at Lacombe, Wetaskiwin at Stettler, Camrose at Ponoka; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow.

Thursday

● Senior high basketball: Lindsay Thurber at Notre Dame, Stettler at Hunting Hills, Rocky Mountain House at Lacombe, Innisfail at Sylvan Lake, Ponoka at Camrose; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium.

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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen is tackled by Houston Texans strong safety Glover Quin during the AFC divisional playoff game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Patriots 41 Texans 28 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is so good at this playoff thing he seems to be going for a championship every year. He gets another chance to lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl after earning his record 17th post-season victory in New England’s 41-28 victory over Houston Sunday. Brady even outdid his childhood hero, Joe

Montana, and a fourth NFL championship would equal Montana’s haul. “I love playing, I love competing, I love being a part of this organization,” said Brady, who threw for three touchdowns and 344 yards. “I think I’ve just been fortunate to play on some great teams over the years. I never take it for granted.” Next up is Baltimore, which stunned top-seeded Denver in double overtime Saturday, and lost 23-20 at Gillette Stadium last January in the last step be-

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fore the Super Bowl. But the Ravens beat the Patriots in Week 3 this season at Baltimore. “I think the two best teams are in the final,” Brady said. “Baltimore certainly deserves to be here and so do we.” Seldom-used Shane Vereen scored three times, twice on pinpoint throws from Brady, as New England (13-4) beat Houston (13-5) for the second time in a month. Brady was missing some key helpers, including tight end Rob Gronkowski, who broke his left arm and is out for the rest of the playoffs, a person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press. However, he got the usual outstanding performance from Wes Welker, his favourite target the last six years. The AFC’s top receiver with 118 catches this season, Welker looked like he might reach that total against Houston’s befuddled defence. He caught six in the first half for 120 yards, including a 47-yarder, and wound up with eight for 131. And the AFC East champion Patriots got more than anyone could have predicted from third-string running back Vereen, who scored their first two TDs on a 1-yard run and an 8-yard pass. He capped his biggest pro performance with an over-the-shoulder 33-yard catch early in the fourth period. It was Brady’s 41st post-season TD pass, behind only Brett Favre (44) and, you guessed it, Montana (45). Nice company to be keeping. “I grew up a 49ers fan,” Bra-

dy said after throwing for three touchdowns in the AFC divisional playoff. “Joe Montana and Steve Young ... those guys are in another class. “I hope I am around for a few more years,” the 35-year-old Brady added with a smile. The boost from Vereen offset the loss of not only Gronkowski, but running back Danny Woodhead (thumb) in the first quarter. “Shane had a great game, just a huge growing up moment for him, very special,” Brady said. “There were a lot of guys who made a lot of plays.” New England’s defence helped put away the Texans. Rob Ninkovich’s leaping thirdquarter interception stopped a drive, and six plays later, Brady hit Brandon Lloyd for a 6-yard score. Although the Texans got two fourth-quarter TDs on passes by Matt Schaub, their season ended with four defeats in their last six games. That slump cost the AFC South champions the top seed in the playoffs, forcing a trip to New England after they beat Cincinnati in the wild-card round. The Texans couldn’t measure up. “Whenever the season ends, no matter when, it’s really hard,” tight end Owen Daniels said. “The farther along you get, the harder it is to take. It’s one we wanted to win really bad. It’s tough to swallow ... but one team gets to have a smile on their face at the end of the season, and it’s not us this year.”

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. — On a sheet of ice a few miles from sandy beaches, the Los Angeles Kings finally got to begin their quest to hoist the Stanley Cup again. Several hundred fans packed wooden bleachers in El Segundo, Calif., on Sunday, eager to watch the Kings practice four months after the NHL lockout started and seven months after their favourite team was crowned champion for the first time. A skate that would usually draw a few dozen fans in the past turned into a place to be because hockey is back. “You get a little celebration, but pretty soon you start wanting to get ready for the season,” Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick said. “We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time now.” Quick’s not alone. The NHL, and its fans that haven’t been soured by a third work stoppage in less than two decades, can finally shift their focus to the ice after languishing through labour negotiations that ended on the 113th day of the lockout last Sunday. Almost a full week after agreeing to a tentative deal, both sides signed a memorandum of understanding late Saturday

night to seal labour peace for at least eight years. The signatures allowed teams to open training camp Sunday and most did, including the Detroit Red Wings at a roughly halffull suburban Detroit rink that has 3,504 seats. “It almost felt like Christmas, seeing everyone again and seeing everyone so excited to get going again,” Detroit defenceman Niklas Kronwall said. “It was a great feeling to see all the fans out there also.” More than 2,000 Philadelphia Flyers fans crammed into the team’s training facility in New Jersey and warmly welcomed the team back. “This warm reception makes us feel a little bit better about what happened to the fans and being out so long,” Flyers forward Scott Hartnell said. The Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes planned to have their first practices on Monday. There’s not much time to get ready for a 48-game sprint of a season — all that could be salvaged from an 82-game slate — that will start without anyone playing a preseason game and won’t get much rest. “Normally in a five-week training camp you get an opportunity to give everybody over eight exhibition games the power play, the penalty kill, everything to really show what they have,” Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

“That’s not going to happen.” Teams will play an average of 3.44 games per week, slightly more than the 48-game, lockout-shortened 1994-95 season, after playing 3.15 a week on average last season, according to STATS LLC. Los Angeles gets to open at home against the Chicago Blackhawks after unveiling the franchise’s first Stanley Cup banner on Saturday in one of 13 games on opening day. The Kings then play 11 of their next 14 games on the road. “It’s going to be a grind,” Kings defenceman Drew Doughty said. “It’s going to be playoff hockey every time we’re out there, but that’s what we enjoy. Everybody in the league is going to be in the same boat, so we’ve got to avoid going on any long losing streak, but we’re happy to get a chance to come back.” The Kings beat New Jersey in six games to become the first team seeded eighth to win the Stanley Cup. They are hoping to finish the season as the NHL’s first repeat champions since the Detroit Red Wings hoisted Cups in 1997 and 1998. It won’t be easy. Both conferences had five 100-point teams last season and some good teams in the East and West made moves in the hopes of becoming great. Other clubs spent a lot of money last summer hoping to get into the mix. The post-season will start April 30 and end no later than June 28.


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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 44 26 15 0 3 156 135 Swift Current 46 21 20 3 2 137 127 Saskatoon 42 21 20 0 1 142 141 Regina 46 18 24 2 2 122 168 Brandon 45 16 25 2 2 128 187 Moose Jaw 44 14 23 3 4 109 151 GP Edmonton 44 Calgary 45 Red Deer 47 Lethbridge 47 Medicine Hat 45 Kootenay 43

Central Division W LOTLSOL 30 9 2 3 30 11 1 3 24 18 3 2 21 20 1 5 20 22 2 1 17 25 1 0

GF GA 158 97 162 117 133 143 148 150 157 161 112 145

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Kelowna 44 31 10 2 1 191 110 Kamloops 45 29 12 2 2 158 118 Victoria 41 21 17 1 2 126 137 Prince George 43 13 24 2 4 107 156 Vancouver 44 12 32 0 0 121 184

Pt 55 47 43 40 36 35 Pt 65 64 53 48 43 35

Pt 65 62 45 32 24

U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 43 37 5 1 0 199 91 75 Spokane 43 28 14 1 0 168 130 57 Tri-City 43 24 16 1 2 133 124 51 Everett 44 17 25 0 2 110 160 36 Seattle 44 16 25 2 1 130 175 35 Note: Two points for a team winning in overtime or shootout; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s results Brandon 2 Regina 1 Edmonton 2 Saskatoon 1 Medicine Hat 10 Lethbridge 3 Prince Albert 4 Red Deer 3 (OT) Swift Current 4 Calgary 3 Kamloops 2 Prince George 1 (OT) Portland 8 Everett 0 Spokane 4 Kootenay 2 Vancouver 4 Kelowna 3 (OT) Victoria 6 Seattle 2 Sunday’s results Edmonton 3 Medicine Hat 0 Tri-City 5 Seattle 3 Monday’s games No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s games Tri-City at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Swift Current at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. Kootenay at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Kamloops at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s games Spokane at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Kootenay at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Tri-City at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Kamloops at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s game Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m.

4. Seattle, Johnson 6 (Hickman, Sheen) 2:30 5. Tri-City, Feser 23 (Topping, Stromwall) 12:28 (pp) Penalties — Hauf Sea (holding), 11:29, Plutnar TC (cross checking), 13:34, Hauf Sea (tripping), 17:50. Third Period 6. Tri-City, Feser 24 (Stromwall) 11:48 7. Tri-City, Feser 25 (Topping, Yuen) 18:22 (pp) 8. Seattle, Swenson 14 (Kambeitz) 19:17 (sh) Penalties — Rankin TC (tripping) 1:02, Mychan TC (high-sticking) 5:01, Elliot Sea (kneeing major, fighting, game misconduct), Williams TC (instigating, fighting, game misconduct) 13:54, Mychan TC (too many men) 16:56, Forsberg Sea (holding) 17:07, Hickman Sea (slashing), Lockhart Sea (misconduct) 18:49. Shots on goal Seattle 9 11 9 — 29 Tri-City 12 10 9 — 31 Goal — Seattle: Glover (L,15-19-3); Tri-City: LeeKnight (W,3-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Seattle: 0-5; Tri-City: 2-6. Attendance — 3,664 at Kennewick, Wash. NHL 2013 Edmonton Oilers Schedule Jan. 20 at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Jan. 22 San Jose, 8 p.m. Jan. 24 Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Calgary, 8 p.m. Jan. 28 Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Colorado, 1 p.m. Feb. 4 Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Detroit, noon Feb. 10 at Columbus, 4 p.m. Feb. 12 Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 Colorado, 8 p.m. Feb. 19 Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Feb. 21 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 Phoenix 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. March 1 at St. Louis, 6 p.m. March 3 at Minnesota, 6 p.m. March 5 at Columbus, 5 p.m. March 7 at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. March 8 at Nashville, 6 p.m. March 10 at Chicago, 5 p.m. March 12 at Colorado, 7 p.m. March 15 Detroit, 7:30 p.m. March 17 Nashville, 6 p.m. March 20 San Jose, 7:30 p.m. March 23 St. Louis, 8 p.m. March 25 at Nashville, 6 p.m. March 26 at St. Louis, 6 p.m. March 28 Columbus, 7:30 p.m. March 30 Vancouver, 8 p.m. April 1 Calgary, 7:30 p.m. April 3 at Calgary, 8 p.m. April 4 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. April 6 at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. April 8 at Anaheim, 8 p.m. April 10 Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. April 13 Calgary, 8 p.m. April 16 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. April 19 at Colorado, 7 p.m. April 21 Anaheim, 6 p.m. April 22 Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. April 24 Chicago, 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Minnesota, 6 p.m. April 27 Vancouver, 8 p.m.

Pt 48 41 40 38 34

Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL Springfield 35 20 9 3 3 Bridgeport 38 18 16 2 2 Albany 34 14 13 1 6 Connecticut 37 15 18 3 1 Adirondack 35 15 18 1 1

GF GA 116 85 121 125 90 93 98 118 83 100

Pt 46 40 35 34 32

East Division W LOTLSOL 24 8 2 3 23 8 1 3 19 17 1 1 17 17 2 1 14 18 2 1

GF GA 131 100 113 86 100 92 87 94 87 107

Pt 53 50 40 37 31

WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Toronto 36 22 11 1 2 124 91 Lake Erie 39 20 16 2 1 121 121 Rochester 36 19 14 2 1 123 112 Abbotsford 36 17 12 3 4 81 78 Hamilton 36 13 19 1 3 78 115

Pt 47 43 41 41 30

Grand Rapids Milwaukee Rockford Chicago Peoria

GP 37 35 38 37 35

Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL 36 21 11 2 2 37 17 14 3 3 38 19 17 1 1 34 17 12 3 2 38 17 17 2 2

GF GA 113 99 97 107 116 114 90 93 92 118

Pt 46 40 40 39 38

South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 39 23 11 2 3 122 98 51 Texas 38 22 11 3 2 102 94 49 Houston 38 18 13 4 3 108 106 43 Okla. City 38 18 15 2 3 118 122 41 San Antonio 40 16 20 0 4 100 114 36 Note: A team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Saturday’s results Toronto 6 St. John’s 2 Chicago 1 Abbotsford 0 Albany 4 Worcester 1 Binghamton 4 Norfolk 2 Charlotte 4 Oklahoma City 3 (OT) Hershey 4 Connecticut 3 (SO) Lake Erie 3 Houston 2 Peoria 3 Grand Rapids 2 (OT) Portland 6 Bridgeport 3 Rochester 4 Syracuse 1 Rockford 2 Milwaukee 1 (OT) Springfield 4 Providence 2 Texas 3 San Antonio 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Adirondack 1

2013 Calgary Flames Schedule Sunday’s Summaries

Americans 5, Thunderbirds 3 First Period 1. Seattle, Troock 4 (Lockhart) 5:51 2. Tri-City, Yuen 4 (Feser, Stromwall) 10:58 3. Tri-City, Gutierrez 1 (Dow, Chynoweth) 11:58 Penalties — Yuen TC (boarding) 1:36, Holub Sea (interference), Williams TC (misconduct) 13:10, Johnson Sea, Walter TC (slashing) 16:12. Second Period

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Portland 37 23 12 1 1 116 106 Worcester 37 19 15 1 2 97 110 Providence 35 19 14 0 2 88 97 Manchester 37 17 16 2 2 102 98 St. John’s 38 16 20 1 1 92 113

Syracuse Binghamton Hershey W-B/Scranton Norfolk

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Oil Kings 3, Tigers 0 First Period 1. Edmonton, Lazar 17 (Moroz) 0:32 Penalties — Koules MH (hooking) 1:43, Staples MH (delay of game) 5:04, Corbett Edm (crosschecking) 12:04, Shmoorkoff Edm (hooking) 15:52, Moroz Edm (interference) 18:31. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Lazar 18 (Corbett, Samuelsson) 2:40 (pp) Penalties — McVeigh MH (hooking) 2:10, Jensen MH (boarding) 8:32, Ewanyk Edm, Lazar Edm, Moroz Edm, McVeigh MH (roughing) 12:24, Kulda Edm (tripping) 16:30. Third Period 3. Edmonton, Lazar 19 (Samuelsson) 18:44 (en) Penalty — Foster Edm (slashing) 1:03. Shots on goal Edmonton 16 10 8 — 34 Medicine Hat 7 12 9 — 28 Goal — Edmonton: Brossoit (W,19-5-5); Medicine Hat: Lanigan (L,14-10-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Edmonton: 1-4; Medicine Hat: 0-7. Attendance — 4,006 at Medicine Hat, Alta.

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 24 13 .649 — Brooklyn 22 15 .595 2 Boston 19 17 .528 4 1/2 Philadelphia 16 22 .421 8 1/2 Toronto 14 23 .378 10

April 6 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. April 8 at Colorado, 7 p.m. April 10 Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. April 12 Phoenix, 7 p.m. April 13 at Edmonton, 8 p.m. April 15 Minnesota, 7 p.m. April 17 Detroit, 7:30 p.m. April 19 Anaheim, 7 p.m. April 21 at Minnesota, 4 p.m. April 23 at Nashville, 6 p.m. April 25 at St. Louis, 6 p.m. April 26 at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 20 San Jose, 5 p.m. Jan. 21 Anaheim, 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Jan. 26 Edmonton, 8 p.m. Jan. 31 Colorado, 7 p.m. Feb. 2 Chicago, 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Columbus, 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Feb. 11 Minnesota, 7 p.m. Feb. 13 Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 St. Louis, 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Dallas, 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Feb. 20 Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Feb. 23 Minnesota, 8 p.m. Feb. 24 Phoenix, 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Colorado, 7 p.m. March 3 Vancouver, 6 p.m. March 6 San Jose, 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Anaheim, 8 p.m. March 9 at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. March 11 at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. March 13 Detroit, 7:30 p.m. March 15 Nashville, 7 p.m. March 18 at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. March 21 at Nashville, 6 p.m. March 22 at Columbus, 5 p.m. March 24 St. Louis, 6 p.m. March 26 at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. March 27 Colorado,7:30 p.m. March 29 Columbus, 7 p.m. April 1 at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. April 3 Edmonton, 8 p.m. April 5 at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday’s results St. John’s 4 Toronto 2 (rescheduled from Friday) Charlotte 2 Houston 1 (OT) Hershey 5 Connecticut 0 Peoria 3 Milwaukee 2 (SO) Portland 3 Worcester 1 Providence 2 Manchester 1 Texas 3 Oklahoma City 0 At Atlantic City, N.J. Bridgeport 5 Albany 4 Monday’s games No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s games Springfield at Manchester, 5 p.m. Connecticut at Portland, 5 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Norfolk, 5:15 p.m. Hamilton at Abbotsford, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s games Grand Rapids at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Hershey at Worcester, 5 p.m. Rochester at Binghamton, 5:05 p.m. Texas at Chicago, 6 p.m. Hamilton at Abbotsford, 8 p.m.

Lacrosse National League Lacrosse East Division GP W L Pct. GF GA GB Toronto 2 2 0 1.000 23 20 — Philadelphia 1 1 0 1.000 13 8 1/2 Buffalo 2 1 1 .500 21 25 1 Rochester 1 0 1 .000 12 13 1 1/2

Washington

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West Division W L Pct. GF 2 0 1.000 30

GA 25

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Colorado Minnesota Calgary Edmonton

1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0

1 1 1 1

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13 12 11 9

17 13 13 10

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

Week Three Saturday, Jan. 19 Philadelphia at Toronto, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Rochester, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 Edmonton at Washington, 4 p.m.

Week Two Friday’s result Philadelphia 13 Buffalo 8 Saturday’s results Toronto 13 Calgary 11 Buffalo 13 Minnesota 12

CHINOOK HOCKEY LEAGUE The Bentley Generals got two-goal outings from Chris Neiszner, Scott Doucet and Don Morrison in a 7-0 wipeout of the host Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs in a Chinook Hockey League game Saturday. Kyle Sheen also connected for the CHL front-running Generals, who led 1-0 after one period and 6-0 after 40 minutes. Travis Yonkman stopped 26 shots for his first shutout of the season, while Blake Grenier and Darren Douglas teamed up to make 39 saves for the hosts. In another Saturday contest, Ernie Stewart scored twice and Cody Esposito also tallied in

Washington 17 Colorado 13 Sunday’s result Toronto 10 Edmonton 9

a losing cause as the visiting Sylvan Lake Admirals fell 5-3 to the Stony Plain Eagles. Brant Middleton notched two goals and added an assist for the Eagles, who got a goal and three assists from Jiri Prochazka. Wade Waters stopped 23 shots for the win, with Andrew Williams turning aside 51 shots in the Admirals net. Sylvan Lake, with Williams making 33 saves, pulled out a 4-3 win over the visiting Innisfail Eagles Friday. The Admirals goals were provided by Esposito, Brandon Knelsen, Aaron Boyer and Paul Mailey. Replying for Innisfail were Andrew Buote, Clayton Goodall and Ryan Kallis. Eagles netminder Jason Kipling blocked 18 shots.

JV BASKETBALL Lindsay Thurber and Notre Dame shared top honors at the annual Hunting Hills junior varsity basketball tournament during the weekend. The LTCHS Raiders downed Bert Church of Airdrie 56-46 in the girls’ final while the Notre Dame Cougars defeated Spruce Grove 55-51 in the boys’ final. The Raiders reached the final with as 57-20 win over the Wetaskiwin Sabres after beating Strathcona 43-36 in their opening game. Bert Church stopped Memorial Comp of Stony Plain 53-40 in the semifinal after downing Spruce Grove 58-47 Friday. In other opening games, Me-

morial stopped Hunting Hills 41-36 and Wetaskiwin downed Notre Dame 46-44. In consolation semifinal play Spruce Grove downed Hunting Hills 52-33 and Strathcona got past Notre Dame 5720. Hunting Hills defeated Notre Dame 56-52 in the seventh-place game while fifth place went to Strathcona with a 59-46 win over Spruce Grove. Wetaskiwin downed Memorial 50-43 in the third-place contest. On the boys’ side, the Cougars downed Strathcona 51-45 in the semifinal after opening with a 60-44 win over Wetaskiwin.

Spruce Grove beat Hunting Hills 78-58 in the semifinal and downed Bert Church 53-47 in their opening game. Strathcona took third place with a 96-53 win over Hunting Hills. Other first-day games saw Hunting Hills defeat Memorial 69-49 and Strathcona stopped the Raiders 90-51. Consolation semifinals saw Bert Church down Memorial 49-40 and LTCHS stop Wetaskiwin 71-64. The Raiders went on to beat Bert Church 68-60 in the fifthplace game. Wetaskiwin downed Memorial 68-58 to take seventh place.

OLDS GRIZZLYS OLDS — Brandon Clowes potted a pair of goals and assisted on another Saturday to lead the Olds Grizzlys to a 4-1 Alberta Junior Hockey League win over the Drumheller Dragons. Matthew Marcinew and Landon Kletke also scored for the Grizzlys before 541 fans at the

Sportsplex. Colton Vannucci notched the lone goal for the visitors. Ethan Jemieff made 28 saves for the Grizzlys, who host the Brooks Bandits Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Dragons netminder Etienne Roy stopped 26 shots.

Miami Atlanta Orlando Charlotte Washington

Southeast Division W L Pct 24 11 .686 21 15 .583 13 23 .361 9 27 .250 6 28 .176 Central Division W L Pct 23 15 .605 20 15 .571 19 17 .528 14 24 .368 9 30 .237

Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

GB — 3 11 15 17

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

GB — 1 1/2 3 9 15

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 29 11 .725 — Memphis 24 11 .686 2 1/2 Houston 21 17 .553 7 Dallas 15 23 .395 13 New Orleans 11 26 .297 16 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 29 8 .784 Denver 23 16 .590 Portland 20 17 .541 Utah 20 19 .513 Minnesota 16 18 .471

GB — 7 9 10 11 1/2

Pacific Division

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

W 28 23 16 13 13

L 9 13 21 24 26

Pct .757 .639 .421 .351 .333

GB — 4 1/2 11 1/2 15 16

Saturday’s Games Orlando 104, L.A. Clippers 101 Indiana 96, Charlotte 88 Washington 93, Atlanta 83 Utah 90, Detroit 87 Philadelphia 107, Houston 100 Phoenix 97, Chicago 81 Dallas 104, Memphis 83 Miami 128, Sacramento 99 Sunday’s Games New York 100, New Orleans 87 Milwaukee 107, Toronto 96 Brooklyn 97, Indiana 86 San Antonio 106, Minnesota 88 Denver 116, Golden State 105 Oklahoma City 87, Portland 83 Cleveland 93 at L.A. Lakers 113 Monday’s Games Orlando at Washington, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Miami at Utah, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Indiana at Charlotte, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Toronto at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 6 p.m. Portland at Denver, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Football NFL Playoffs

New England 41, Houston 28

Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14

Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28

Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 5 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4 p.m. (CBS)

Curling 2013 Continental Cup of Curling results PENTICTON, B.C. — Results Saturday from the 2013 Continental Cup of Curling held at the South Okanagan Events Centre (note—one point for a win, half a point for a tie): NORTH AMERICA 37.0, WORLD 23.0 Sunday’s results Draw 10 Skins game (first round) Men Edin (World) 3.5 McCormick (North America) 1.5 Women Sigfridsson (World) 3.0 Pottinger (North America) 2.0 Mixed North America 3.5 World 1.5 (World wins draw 8.0-7.0) Draw 11 Skins game (second round) Men Howard (North America) 3.0 Ulsrud (World) 2.0 Women Jones (North America) 4.0 Ott (World) 1.0

Mixed North America 3.5 World 1.5 Saturday’s results Seventh Draw Mixed Doubles (second round) North America 9 World 4 North America 7 World 5 North America 9 World 3 (North America wins draw 3.0-0.0) Eighth Draw Women’s Team (third round) Jones (North America) 5 Muirhead (World) 4 Sigfridsson (World) 5 Pottinger (North America) 5 Ott (World) 6 Nedohin (North America) 2 (Draw tied 1.5-1.5) Ninth Draw Men’s Team (third round) Martin (North America) 8 Ulsrud (World) 3 McCormick (North America) 4 Brewster (World) 3 Edin (World) 5 Howard (North America) 4 (North America wins draw 2.0-1.0)

Golf PGA-Sony Open HONOLULU — Scores and earnings Sunday from the final round of the US$5.6-million-PGA-Sony Open, at the 7,044-yard, par-70 Waialae Country Club: Russell Henley, $1,008,000 63-63-67-63 — 256 Tim Clark, $604,800 64-66-66-63 — 259 Charles Howell III, $324,800 66-64-67-66 — 263 Scott Langley, $324,800 62-66-65-70 — 263 Matt Kuchar, $204,400 66-63-70-65 — 264 Brian Stuard, $204,400 66-68-65-65 — 264 Chris Kirk, $204,400 68-62-68-66 — 264 Jeff Overton, $173,600 65-68-67-65 — 265 Harris English, $145,600 69-69-62-66 — 266 Marc Leishman, $145,600 67-68-64-67 — 266 Dicky Pride, $145,600 68-67-64-67 — 266 Pat Perez, $145,600 68-63-67-68 — 266 Shane Bertsch, $112,000 69-67-65-66 — 267 Danny Lee, $112,000 66-66-66-69 — 267 Josh Teater, $89,600 70-68-65-65 — 268 Justin Hicks, $89,600 69-68-64-67 — 268 Scott Piercy, $89,600 64-64-72-68 — 268 Scott Gardiner, $89,600 68-64-65-71 — 268 Matt Jones, $89,600 66-68-64-70 — 268 Webb Simpson, $60,667 66-69-68-66 — 269 John Rollins, $60,667 68-66-70-65 — 269 Vijay Singh, $60,667 67-67-68-67 — 269 Stephen Ames, $60,667 65-67-70-67 — 269 Ricky Barnes, $60,667 70-65-66-68 — 269 Y.E. Yang, $60,667 70-68-68-63 — 269 Kevin Streelman, $41,440 71-67-66-66 — 270 Charlie Wi, $41,440 67-69-69-65 — 270 Jimmy Walker, $41,440 69-69-68-64 — 270 John Senden, $41,440 69-66-66-69 — 270 Tim Herron, $41,440 66-66-68-70 — 270 Brian Gay, $33,208 70-68-66-67 — 271 David Lingmerth, $33,208 69-68-66-68 — 271 David Hearn, $33,208 67-70-66-68 — 271 Erik Compton, $33,208 67-68-67-69 — 271 John Huh, $33,208 71-63-68-69 — 271

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Transactions Sunday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Traded G Brian Boucher and D Mark Alt to Philadelphia for C Luke Pither. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled F Brandon Bollig, F Marcus Kruger, F Brandon Pirri, F Brandon Saad, F Andrew Shaw, D Nick Leddy and D Ryan Stanton from Rockford (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Brian Lashoff, D Brendan Smith and F Damien Brunner from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Traded F Kevin Westgarth to Carolina for F Anthony Stewart and a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled D Adam Larsson, RW Bobby Butler, C Stephen Gionta, LW Tim Sestito, C Adam Henrique, RW Harri Pesonen, C Jacob Josefson, LW Mathias Tedenby from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled C Casey Cizikas, D Travis Hamonic, LW Jon Landry, RW Colin McDonald, LW David Ullstrom and D Ty Wishart from Bridgeport (AHL); D Griffin Reinhart from Edmonton (WHL); and C Ryan Strome from Niagara (OHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Agreed to terms with D Michael Del Zotto and D Matt Gilroy. Recalled F

Chris Kreider from Connecticut (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Michael Stone, D David Rundblad, F Alexandre Bolduc and F Andy Miele from Portland (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed D Cam Barker to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed RW Eric Fehr to a one-year contract. Recalled G Braden Holtby and D Cameron Schilling from Hershey (AHL) and F Tom Wilson from Plymouth (OHL). Loaned D Tom Poti to Hershey on a conditioning assignment. American Hockey League ALBANY DEVILS — Recalled C Kelly Zajac and F Bryan Haczyk from Trenton (ECHL). HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Signed F Tyler Murovich to a professional tryout agreement. ECHL TOLEDO WALLEYE — Traded D Dean Moore to Florida for future considerations. COLLEGE NEW JERSEY CITY — Announced the resignation of women’s assistant volleyball coach Kelly Wengerter. OKLAHOMA STATE — Named Joe Clements defensive line coach. VIRGINIA — Named Larry Lewis running backs and special team coach.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BASKETBALL SHERWOOD PARK — The Lindsay Thurber Raiders placed third in the Bev Facey senior girls’ basketball tournament during the weekend. The Raiders lost 69-32 to Bev Facey in the semifinal then downed Holy Rosmary 59-47 in the bronze medal game. Rachel Bysterveld had 21 points and Blyss Gellert 16 against Holy Rosmary. Both Bysterveld and Gellert were tournament all-stars. Meanwhile, on the boys’ side the Raiders finished fourth, winning the B side with a 69-59 win over Salisbury of Sherwood Park. Tournament all-star Tanner Rehn had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Erik Hoehne 12 points against Salisbury. The Raiders downed Centennial of Saskatoon 83-77 in the B semifinal as Spencer Klassen had 29 points, Tyson Best 19 and Parker Cook 17.


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Falcons sneak by Seahawks with late FG BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Falcons 30 Seahawks 28 ATLANTA — Matt Bryant pumped his fist and celebrated atop the Falcons logo in the middle of the field. Tony Gonzalez broke down in tears. Matt Ryan relished the thought of not having to answer a familiar question. The Atlanta Falcons finally showed they could win a playoff game. And, wow, what a game it was! After a meltdown in the fourth quarter, the Falcons pulled off a comeback that will long be remembered in championship-starved Atlanta. Ryan completed two long passes and Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, lifting the NFC’s top seed to a stunning 30-28 victory over Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks in a divisional game Sunday. “Wow!� said Falcons coach Mike Smith, summing up this classic as well as anyone could. Atlanta (14-3) squandered a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, falling behind for the first time all day when Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left and Ryan Longwell knocked through the extra point for a 28-27 lead. No team has ever won a playoff game when facing such a daunting deficit in the final period. The Falcons, thanks to a pair of Matty Ices — Ryan and Bryant — didn’t become the first. Ryan, shaking off his struggles in three previous playoff losses and two interceptions against the Seahawks, hooked up with Harry Douglas on a 29-yard pass in front of the Falcons bench, and Smith quickly signalled a timeout. Then, Ryan went down the middle to his favourite target Gonzalez, a Hall of Famer-to-be playing what could’ve been his final game. Gonzalez hauled in the 19-yard

throw, and Smith called his final timeout with 13 seconds remaining. Instead of risking another play and having the clock run out, he sent Bryant in for the field goal try. The Seahawks called time just before the ball was snapped, and Bryant’s kick sailed right of the upright. That turned out to be nothing more than practice. The next one was right down the middle as Bryant took off in the other direction, pumping his fist before he was mobbed by his teammates. “Our quarterback is a special player,� Smith said. “They call him Matty Ice, but I feel like we’ve got two Matty Ices. There’s Matty Ice Ryan and Matty Ice Bryant.� The Falcons overcame their reputation for choking in the playoffs, winning their first post-season game since the 2004 season. They’ll host San Francisco in the NFC championship game next Sunday with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. “Nobody flinched,� Ryan said. “We just kept battling, kept doing what we do. That’s been the makeup of our team all season.� Bryant knocked through his third game-winning kick of the season. But he’d never made one like this, with so much on the line. “When they scored their touchdown, I walked down (the sideline),� he said. “I told the offensive line, I told Matt (Ryan), I told all the receivers, ’We’ve done this before.�’ Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, doing all he could to pull off the most improbable of comebacks for the Seahawks (12-6). But the Seattle defence, which is one of the NFL’s best and had totally stymied the Falcons in the fourth quarter, went to a softer coverage and got burned. Atlanta had just enough time to pull off a comeback of its own.

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Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant reacts to his game winning field goal against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC divisional playoff game Sunday, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 30-28. “We had high, high hopes for the rest of the season,� Wilson said. “When the game was over, I was very disappointed. But walking back into the tunnel, I got so excited about next year. The resilience we showed was unbelievable.� Wilson finished with 385 yards passing as the Seahawks wiped out a 277 deficit entering the final quarter.

When Lynch powered over, the ball breaking the goal line just before it squirted from his arms, Seattle celebrated like it had won its second straight playoff game on the road, having already taken care of Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. According to STATS, it would’ve been the greatest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL playoff history.

Henley has smashing debut winning Sony Open in record style BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Russell Henley poses with the trophy after winning the Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, in Honolulu.

HONOLULU — Russell Henley made a lasting impression in his rookie debut on the PGA Tour with a record-setting performance Sunday in the Sony Open. Tied for the lead with fellow rookie Scott Langley to start the final round, Henley seized control with a birdie on the opening hole and then poured it on at the end. He closed with five straight birdies for a 7-under 63, finally showing emotion with a sweeping uppercut when his 8-foot putt disappeared into the cup. He won by three shots over Tim Clark, who birdied seven of his last 11 holes and only made up one shot on the rookie from Georgia. Henley finished at 24-under 256, breaking by four shots the Sony Open scoring record last set by Brad Faxon in 2001. It was the second-lowest score for a 72-hole tournament in PGA Tour history, two shots behind Tommy Armour III in 2003 at the Texas Open. And that wasn’t the only record. Henley set tournament records for the low 36-hole score after his 63-63 start, he shared the 54-hole record with Langley and set another tournament record with the lowest final round by a champion. Welcome to the big leagues, kid. He became the first PGA Tour rookie to win his debut since Garrett Willis in the 2001 Tucson Open, which was held the same week as the winners-only event in Kapalua. And the way he putts, there’s no telling where this will lead. For starters, the 23-year-old from Macon, Ga., can add a local event to his schedule — he’s going to the Masters in April. “I don’t really know what happened, honestly,� Henley said. “This is the most nervous I’ve ever

been. That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s been my goal to make it to the Masters my whole life. I’m kind of speechless right now.� He then acknowledged his parents and his girlfriend, watching from home. Henley spent his first week as a tour member on his own, and that’s about how he looked on Sunday at Waialae Country Club. No one was particularly close to him. Clark, finally feeling healthy after a mysterious elbow injury after his runner-up finish at the Sony Open in 2011, shot 63. Charles Howell III closed with a 66 to tie for third with Langley, who birdied his last two holes for a 70. For all the birdies Henley made, the biggest putt might have been for par. Henley was two shots ahead of Langley and Clark when he pulled his tee shot on the 12th hole and did well to hit a punch shot through the green, followed by a downhill pitch to 10 feet. He made the putt look easy, and two holes later, he poured in a 45-foot birdie putt that sent him on his way. Except for the 18th, his last four birdie putts were all 12 feet or longer. He only looked to be in big trouble when he hooked his tee shot well left on the 16th, flirting with out of bounds. No problem. He hammered a shot over a row of royal pines to 12 feet and turned trouble into a birdie. And when he made an 18-foot birdie on the 17th hole, Clark could only laugh. On the strength of his Web.com season last year — two wins and No. 3 on the money list — the win allowed Henley to crack the top 50 in the world ranking. That should be enough to get him into the Match Play Championship for the top 64 in the world, with the qualifying date only a month away, and he should be set for the other WGC at Doral. The win qualifies him for Firestone in August, along with the PGA Championship. Not bad for his PGA Tour debut.

North America walks away with convincing Continental Cup win PENTICTON, B.C. — North America cruised to a 37-23 victory over the World squad on the final day of the World Financial Group Continental Cup. North America went into the final skins session Sunday at the Ryder Cup-inspired curling tournament with a 26.818.5 advantage, a deficit that proved too big for World to overcome in the 60-point competition. World edged North America 8-7 in the first session, but were blown out 10.5-4.5 in the second session on the strength of three straight wins by Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones, Edmonton’s Kevin Martin and Glenn Howard of Coldwater, Ont. “I’m just ecstatic,� said Howard, who sealed the victory with a threepoint skin in the sixth end of his game against World’s Thomas Ulsrud of Norway to set off a celebration with his teammates. “We had a terrific game, curling wise, and getting along-wise we had so many great times. You feel part of a bigger team, 24 players instead of just four and it’s that what’s more satisfying, playing for a bigger team.� North America’s team, which also included Americans Heath McCormick and Allison Pottinger, Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin, captain Kelley

Law of Coquitlam, B.C., and coach Rick Lang of Thunder Bay, Ont., received $52,000 ($2,000 per member), as well as a $13,000 bonus for winning the most points from the final three skins games. “It was so fun to win

today. I pretty much could tell you every shot that was played on the other sheets,� said Jones. “It was really exciting to watch, and when Glenn made that shot, it

was crazy, it was super fun.� World’s team, coached by Sweden’s Peja Lindholm, captained by Scotland’s David Hay and including Scotland’s Tom Brewster, Eve Muirhead,

Niklas Edin and Margaretha Sigfridsson and Mirjam Ott of Switzerland, settled for the runner-up prize of $26,000, ($1,000 per member). “We just didn’t play too well,� said Hay. “In

a few games we failed in pretty much the last end with several of our last shots and you just can’t afford to do that. These guys played very well. It just wasn’t to be our week.�

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Pearman making her mark CARLY HOAR

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK First-year guard Carly Hoar of Longview played a major role in the RDC Queens sweep of an Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League doubleheader over the Lethbridge Kodiaks. Hoar didn’t hit the scoresheet in a 65-51 victory Friday, but turned in an outstanding defensive effort against Lethbridge star Jackie Tollestrup, limiting her to 13 points. On Saturday Hoar found her scoring touch, pumping in 22 points, including 11 in the final quarter, as the Queens came from 12 points down to defeat the Kodiaks 82-72. She continued to play solid defence and added four rebounds.

THIS WEEK Wednesday

● JV basketball: Notre Dame at Lacombe, Wetaskiwin at Stettler, Camrose at Ponoka; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow.

Thursday

● Senior high basketball: Lindsay Thurber at Notre Dame, Stettler at Hunting Hills, Rocky Mountain House at Lacombe, Innisfail at Sylvan Lake, Ponoka at Camrose; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. College women’s hockey: Grant MacEwan at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Bantam AA hockey: Red Deer Ramada at Lacombe, 7:15 p.m.

Friday

● College volleyball: SAIT at RDC; women at 6 p.m, men to follow. ● Midget AAA hockey: Sherwood Park at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Ponoka at Stettler, 8 p.m.; Mountainview at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Bentley at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m.; Stony Plain at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Stampeders at Red Deer IROC, 11:30 a.m., Arena; Grande Prairie at Red Deer Northstar, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● Major bantam hockey: Calgary Royals at Red Deer White, 2 p.m., Arena. ● Junior women’s hockey: Edmonton Wolves at Central Alberta Amazons, 5:30 p.m., Penhold. ● WHL: Prince George at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; High River at Three Hills, 8 p.m.

Sunday

● Junior women’s hockey: Medicine Hat at Central Alberta Amazons, 2:30 p.m., Penhold. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Southeast at Red Deer IROC, 2:45 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Okotoks at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m. (The Drive).

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Maddison Pearman makes her way around the track while at a recent competition. The Ponoka youth has been turning heads with her great skating and will be going to the world championships with the Canadian junior national team Feb. 22-24.

THE PONOKA SPEED SKATER IS FINDING HER STRIDE A LITTLE EARLIER THAN EXPECTED BUT IS LOOKING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HER EARLY SUCCESSES BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Maddison Pearman may be making her mark on the international speed skating scene a little earlier than even she imagined. Pearman turned in a superb performance at the Canada Cup No. 2 in Calgary earlier this month, earning her a berth on the Canadian junior national team to compete at the world championships in Collalbo, Italy, Feb. 22-24. “I was kind of surprised (to make the team) as I went in thinking I’d be sixth or seventh, but I finished fourth,” said the 16-year-old from Ponoka, who is a member of the Red Deer Central Lions Speed Skating Club. Pearman won the 500 and 1,500 metre races while finishing second in 3,000 and sixth in the 1,000. Not bad considering she had a problem with her skate in the 1,000. “I was slipping on every corner, but it wasn’t terrible, but I could have skated better,” she said. “But I did have personal best times in the other three

events, so I was happy with that.” Pearman has skated at Canada Cup meets before, but this was her first wins. She has also skated at one World Cup and will get her second taste of World Cup competition this weekend in Minnesota. “We go there before we go to Italy,” she explained. There’s a junior World Cup final Feb. 16-17 in Italy prior to the world championships. Pearman will be skating in the 500 and 1,000 for the national team. “The 1,000 is my favourite distance. I’d rather do the 1,000 and 1,500, but the sprints will be fine,” she added. Pearman got involved in the sport when she was five, when her older sister, Brooke, became involved thanks to the urging of her mother Shawna, who is the head coach of the Lions and a former national level skater. “I’ve been involved for 11 to 12 years . . . it’s a big part of my life,” said Pearman, who is in Grade 11 in Ponoka and plans on finishing her schooling be-

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fore moving to Calgary and train at the Olympic Oval. “It’s a sport where you peak at 25, 26 so going down later won’t affect my skating career,” she said. “In fact it’s a sport where it doesn’t matter how old you are if you put in the effort you can peak at a later age. Danielle Wotherspoon is in her 30s and is still peaking. You can do it for a lot of years.” Pearman has always had her mother as her coach, which has it’s ups and downs. “I think it’s hard on both of us at times as she wants to treat me as a skater, but I’m also her daughter. On the other hand she’s my coach, but also my mother. At times I get mad, but it’s still been a very good relationship. She knows how to handle me as a skater rather than her daughter and how I react to things. She knows me much better than anyone else knows me.” Pearman has skated in both long track and short track, including as late as last December when she placed 21st in the Canadian junior short track championships. She also was 12th in

the Canadian junior championships last February. “I always liked short track, but this year I’ve switched a bit,” she said. Pearman spent last August in Calgary training for short track, but now when she heads to the oval she spends time watching national long track athletes, such as Christine Nesbitt, train. “I go to Calgary a lot and get a chance to see how hard they train. I train for 11 months a year, but I know to continue to improve I’ll need to train even harder if I want to get to the next level. But I also realize I have to concentrate on my schooling first then when that’s over I’ll move on.” Pearman, who turns 17 on Jan, 23, has two years of junior eligibility remaining. She was on hand for the Alberta Open long track meet at the Golden Circle Oval during the weekend, but didn’t compete. A number of Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House athletes did compete in the mixed genders mass start events. In Division 1, Nolan Gray of Red Deer placed third with Connor Lagroix of Rocky fourth and Tess Pearman fifth and Bryndelle MacDougall of Red Deer eighth. In Division 2, Josh Fuerbringer, Ashley Charles and Amy Charles, all of Red Deer, were sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Division 3 saw Adam Guthrie of Red Deer take sixth while Brandon O’Connell of Red Deer was fourth, Kenny Bertagnolli of Rocky fifth and Cody McCuaig of Rocky eighth in Division 4. In Division 5, Max Krabben and Phoenix Graham of Rocky were fourth and sixth with Connor MacDougall and Adam Hucal of Red Deer seventh and eighth and Nicholas Little of Rocky ninth. Rachel O’Connell of Red Deer was first in Division 6 with Owen Pimm and Brinley Davidson of Red Deer third and fourth. Red Deer’s Jasmine Belisle took seventh, Emily Lerouge eighth, Mara Jenkins ninth and Allison Guthrie 10th. Thomas Lok of Red Deer won the Division 7 title with Horatio Rostuch of Rocky second, Erin Findlay of Red Deer third, Piet Dijkstra of Red Deer fourth and James Wigelsworth of Red Deer seventh. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

BUSTING THROUGH

Major bantam Edmonton Knights of Columbus forward Alex Rotundo scored twice and was named Team North player of the game in a 9-3 win over Team South in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League all-star game Saturday at the Arena. Also scoring for the winners were Noah Gregor of Leduc, Kale Clague and Mason Shaw of the Lloydminster Heat, Tyler Benson of Edmonton South Side, Luc Smith of Spruce Grove, Brayden Hyland of the Edmonton Canadians and Sam Steel of Sherwood Park. Replying for Team South were Tyler Anderson of the Lethbridge Hawks, Parker Aucoin of the Calgary Sabres and Steven Lawrence of the Calgary Flames. Tending goal for Team North, which held a 46-27 advantage in shots, were Stuart Skinner of South Side, Austin McGrath of Lloydminster and Hunter Lorenson of the Edmonton Maple Leafs. The South netminders were Logan Drackett of the Sabres, Nick Sanders of the Calgary Bisons and Kurtis Chapman of the Airdrie Xtreme. Also suiting up with Team South were Red Deer Rebels Black forward Jeffrey de Wittn and defenceman TJ Brown, and Rebels White forward Tyler Steenbergen. Matthew Phillips of the Bisons was honoured as the Team South player of the game. Minor midget AAA Logan Linnell, Layne Bensmiller and Cole Kapak scored as the Northstar Chiefs defeated the IROC Chiefs in an all-Red Deer meeting Sunday. Bradley Makofkia and Riley Mathies replied for IROC. Winning netminder Brandon Bilodeau made 25 saves, as did IROC goaltender Carson Franks. On Saturday, IROC downed the visiting Rockyview Raiders 2-1 as Makofka and Andrew Perry scored and Franks made 26 saves. Meanwhile, Northstar earned a 5-5 draw with the host Calgary Stampeders as Mack Differenz tallied twice and Anthony Neurauter, Chad Gross and Linnell also scored. Dirk Brody made 23 saves for the visitors. Major bantam female The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs salvaged a single point in weekend play, earning a 3-3 tie with Sherwood Park on the strength of goals from Mikaela Reay, Kirsten Baumgardt and Shealee Dolan and a 24-save effort from Alexandra Galenzoski. The Chiefs were outshot 27-25. Sutter Fund also fell 4-3 to the Rocky Mountain Raiders. Maddison Toppe, Breanna Martin and Skylar Colonna scored in a losing cause and Red Deer netminder Christian Boulton blocked 33 shots. Bantam A Nolan Dore tallied twice for the Red Deer Frontier Chiefs in a 5-4 loss to the host Sylvan Lake Lakers. Also scoring for the Chiefs were Easton Leedahl and Curtis Hallman. Frontier goalie Brett Martens made 41 saves.

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Lloydminster Heat defenceman Kale Clague attempts to bust through Team South players Reece Soukoroff of the Calgary Royals and Matthew Phillips of the Calgary Bisons while killing a penalty during the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League all-star game Saturday at the Arena. Clague, expected to go early in the 2013 WHL bantam draft, scored once to help Team North cruise to a 9-3 win before roughly 500 fans.

SWOOSH BASKETBALL PONOKA — The Ardrossan Bisons downed the Ponoka Broncs 54-45 in the final of the annual Ponoka High School Swoosh senior girls’ basketball tournament Saturday. Paige Bonnett had 17 points for the Broncs, who beat the Stettler Wildcats 44-37 in the semifinal with Amy Lank hitting 12 points. Dacia Gramlick had 23 points for the Wildcats, who lost 6648 to Lacombe in the third-place game. Kristen Ramsey had 22 points for Lacombe and Gramlick 16 for Stettler. Lacombe dropped a 67-45 decision to Ardrossan in the semifinals despite

19 points from Ramsey. In their opening games, Ponoka downed the Rimbey Spartans 39-24 while Ardrossan stopped the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House 54-45. Hanna Ringness had 19 points for the Rebels. Other opening games saw Lacombe beat Livingstone 59-36 with Ramsey hitting 28 points while Stettler downed John Mallard 52-29 with Gramlick dropping in 14 points. The B side semifinals saw John Mallard down Rimbey 35-32 and Livingstone stop West Central 47-45. West Central downed Rimbey to take seventh place while Livingstone stopped John Mallard 44-28 in the fifthplace game.


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Kings respond to loss with big win BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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RDC Kings basketball player Rob Pierce flies through the air to take a shot while playing the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Saturday at RDC. Pierce finished the game with 28 points and 20 rebounds in the Kings 95-78 win. bring their A game when they play us. But that’s what we need. We need more intense situations to become battle tested.” Ashaunti Hogan added 18 points and Jacob Cusumano had 12 for the Kings while Jared Baker had 13 for Lethbridge. Queens 82 Kodiaks 72 There was a time this season, no matter who they were playing, that the Queens would be all but done if they trailed by double figures heading into the final quarter. On Saturday they trailed the Kodiaks 64-52 heading into the final 10 minutes, but that’s when they picked

Kaepernick sets LOCAL BRIEFS QB rushing rink record in Niners Peterman falters at provincials win over Packers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 49ers 45 Packers 31 SAN FRANCISCO — The unproven kid thoroughly beat the former Super Bowl champion and reigning MVP. With a strong arm that allowed him to pick the Packers apart from the pocket and speedy legs that helped him break free for big gains, Colin Kaepernick did a little bit of everything in a record-setting, sensational playoff debut — and Aaron Rodgers just couldn’t keep up. Kaepernick passed for 263 yards and ran the San Francisco 49ers right back to the NFC championship game with a 45-31 win over Green Bay in an NFC divisional game Saturday night. Kaepernick rushed for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree. Next up for the Niners: a game on Jan. 20 for a spot in the Super Bowl, against the winner of Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Falcons at Atlanta. “It feels good. We’re one step closer to where we want to be,” Kaepernick said. “I feel like I had a lot to prove. A lot of people doubted my ability to lead this team.” And what a playoff debut it was by the secondyear pro making just his eighth NFL start. No doubting Jim Harbaugh’s big midseason gamble switching quarterbacks now. Rodgers never got in sync for the Packers (12-6), finishing 26 of 39 for 257 yards with two touchdowns. Kaepernick ran for scores of 20 and 56 yards on the way to topping the rushing mark of 119 yards set by Michael Vick in 2005 against St. Louis. Crabtree caught TD passes of 12 and 20 yards in the second quarter and wound up with nine receptions and 119 yards for the Niners (12-4-1) in the NFC divisional matchup. Kaepernick, sporting a burgundy beanie partially covering his head, was greeted at his locker after the game by former 49ers quarterback John Brodie. San Francisco had 579 total yards with 323 on the ground, scoring its third-most points in the franchise’s storied playoff history. “Our offensive line did an amazing job today,” Kaepernick said. “They shut everybody down inside. Our receivers, our tight ends, blocked great outside, and our running backs were running hard, so it made it easier on me.” Frank Gore and Anthony Dixon each added 2-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for the No. 2 seed NFC West champions, slim favourites on their home field in a rematch of Week 1. They added to their memorable night by setting a franchise postseason record for yards rushing, 119 of those by Gore to complement Kaepernick. Rodgers, the former Cal star passed up by San Francisco with the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, never got going. Rodgers rooted for the Niners as a kid in Northern California. This was another early exit for the Packers, who lost in the divisional playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants a year ago and were denied a chance to defend the title they won after the 2010 season.

EDMONTON — The dream of repeating as the provincial and Canadian junior women’s curling champions ended Saturday for Jocelyn Peterman and her Red Deer foursome. Peterman and her supporting cast of third Brittany Tran, second Rebecca Konschuh and

up the pace, outscoring their southern rivals 30-8 and pulling out an 82-72 victory. “A great job of digging down hard and Carly (Hoar) got hot and we did a good job of finding her,” said Queens head coach Mike Woollard. “I was impressed in that the girls recognized it as well,. I was about to tell them in a time out and there were four others saying ‘get it to Carly’.” The five-foot-six Hoar from Longview finished with 22 points, including 11 in the final quarter when she nailed three threes and a two. Defence proved to be the turning point. lead Kristine Anderson, dropped a 7-5 decision to eventual champion Karynn Flory of Edmonton Crestwood in the final-round robin game of the Alberta championship at the Thistle Club. The setback left the Red Deer squad with a 4-3 record and just out of the playoffs. Flory went on to defeat Kelsey Rocque of the Edmonton Saville Centre 7-3 in Sunday’s final and will represent Alberta in the Canadian championship Feb. 2-10 at Fort McMurray. Meanwhile, Red Deer’s Kayla Ramstad, with Julia Gavin at third and Sarah More and Jena Lewis on the front

end, lost 10-6 to Janais DeJong of Sexsmith in Saturday’s final roundrobin draw and finished at 2-5.

Rebels Chiefs get pair of weekend wins The Red Deer Optimist Rebels Chiefs earned a pair of Alberta Midget Hockey League weekend road wins, including Sunday’s 2-0 conquest of the Edmonton Canadians. Gabe Bast and Rory Davidson scored for the Rebels Chiefs at Edmonton, where Jayden Sittler made 15 saves for the

shutout. On Saturday, the Optimist squad got goals from Jordie Lawson, Jordan Steenbergen, Jody Sick and Dustin Gorgi in a 4-1 victory over the Grande Prairie Storm. Sittler made 13 saves as Red Deer held a 29-14 advantage in shots.

U12 tier 2 Renegades win Corbynn Fujimoto scored to give the Red Deer Renegades under-12 tier 2 girls soccer team a 1-0 win over Edmonton Southwest United during the weekend. Hannah Wirtanen posted the shutout.

JUNIOR B HOCKEY The Red Deer Vipers led 3-1 after one period, then erupted for four second-period goals en route to an 8-3 rout of the visiting Coaldale Copperheads in Heritage Junior B Hockey League play Saturday. Chris Robertson led the Vipers with two goals, while singles were added by Troy Klaus, Tanner Howe, Justin Corbett, Cole DeGraaf, Nathan Dennis and Ryan Thomson. The Vipers enjoyed a 44-27 advantage in shots while getting a 24-save performance from Jayden Adrian. Meanwhile, the Blackfalds Wranglers traveled to Didsbury and were dumped 10-6 by the Mountainview Colts. The Colts fired 59 shots at Blackfalds goaltenders Layne Swier and Thomas Isaman. The Wranglers, who aimed 44 shots at the Mountainview net, got two goals

from each of Stephen Pietsch and Jared Williams and singles off the sticks of Jason Bell and Landon Wolitski. In other Heritage League weekend action: ● The Stettler Lightning came out on the short end of a pair of home contests, falling 3-1 to the Medicine Hat Cubs and 7-4 to the Banff Academy Bears. Reese Anheligar notched the lone goal in the loss to Medicine Hat, while Simon Thieleman stopped 33 shots in a losing cause. Stettler was outshot 36-23 and took five of 14 minor infractions and two or four misconducts. Scoring against Banff were Blake Frechette, with two goals, Tyson Glazier and Lyle Wooden. Thieleman made 26 saves for the Lightning, who held a 34-33 edge in shots and were assessed four of 10 minor penalties. • The Ponoka Stampeders suf-

fered a pair of losses, falling 8-4 to visiting Coaldale and 8-2 to host Banff Academy. Sean Emes notched two goals against Coaldale, with Nick Holt and Cody Lemon also connecting for the Stamps. Ponoka netminders Aaron Swier and Eli Falls combined to make 43 saves as the Stamps were outshot 51-22. Bob Goodship and Cole Pritchard were the marksmen in the loss to Banff. Swier and Falls combined to make 60 saves for the Stampeders, who were outshot 6819. ● The Three Hills Thrashers got goals from Tom Vanderlinde, Michael Stoetzel and Michael Neumeier in a 4-3 overtime loss to the host Cochrane Generals. Devon Dell made 32 saves for the visitors. Each team had 36 shots on goal.

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Kings 95 Kodiaks 78 The RDC Kings know what it takes to be a championship calibre basketball team. One of those things is being able to quickly respond to a little adversity, just what they showed against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks during the weekend. The Kings didn’t look like themselves Friday in dropping a 103-82 decision to the Kodiaks. Saturday afternoon the RDC squad was back on form as they downed the Kodiaks 95-78 to run their Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League record to 10-2. “I’m proud of the guys, the way they responded after what happened last night,” said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger. “We had a shooting practice this morning and talked about several adjustments, plus we wanted to show championship calibre basketball.” The Kings did just that as they jumped on the Kodiaks, grabbing a 27-15 lead in the first quarter and extended it to 53-33 at the half. “We got back to basics with our man defence and did a better job of covering their three-point shooters,” added Pottinger. “They were zero-for-11 from the three-point line in the first half (three-for-23 overall) which made a huge difference.” The Kings also got another outstanding performance from all-star Rob Pierce, who pumped in 28 points to go with 20 rebounds and two assists. It’s the second time this season the sixfoot-two Pierce has 20 boards. His season best was 22 in an overtime game at Lakeland. “Rob did what we needed him to do,” said Pottinger, who also got a solid performance from newcomer Demaine Nelson, who finished with 16 points and five rebounds. “Demaine had a great first half and when you see him in game condition and ready to go he’ll be killing it in there.” The Kings had only nine players for the game with Joel Carroll out with a hyper extended knee, he suffered on Friday. “We’re a little deeper this season, so that helps and we can do some patch work to get ready,” said Pottinger, who was willing to accept the loss on Friday. “Last year at the end of our run we went up and lost to MacEwan and Keyano which was a wake up call for us. Last night was a wake up call as well, We’re not untouchable, there’s a lot of great teams in this league and they

“We talked about the girls putting together strong defence and shutting them down on at least three trips to start the quarter. We stopped them for the first seven trips down and we were hitting our shots as well.” It was the second straight win for the Queens over Lethbridge and gave them a 2-10 record. Lethbridge is 0-12. “We’re preaching ball movement and communication and it’s seeping in which is fun to watch,” said Woollard. Second-year guard Sarah Williamson, who is the only returnee to play during the weekend with returning guard Morgan Schultz out, couldn’t be happier with what she sees from the team. “It feels good. It’s a new year and we’re forgetting about the first half. There’s a lot of communication out there and we’re playing as a team. We also have girls who can shoot from the outside and we’re driving and kicking out and trusting them to finish for us.” Desirae Paterson added 19 points and eight rebounds for RDC while Williamson had 12 points and seven boards. Jackie Tollestrup had 23 points for Lethbridge. The RDC teams have next weekend off before hosting St. Mary’s of Calgary Jan, 25. Volleyball Queens 3 Wolves 0 The Queens completed their weekend sweep over the Grande Prairie Wolves with a 25-20,25-17, 25-23 victory in Grande Prairie Saturday. The Queens ran their record to 10-2 behind some solid defence and strong play at the net. “We got real strong defence as Maddi (Quinn) and Brooke (Sutter) combined for close to 50 digs,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “Plus we got strong play from our middles and power hitters.” Sutter had 16 kills and Amber Adolf 10 as well Leanne Price, who was the player of the match, and Shelby Bramall were strong in the middle. “Also our serving was strong and we didn’t allow them to get on any extended runs,” said Walton. “Overall it was a good performance setting the stage for the second half.” Kings 3 Wolves 0 The Kings ran their record to 12-0 with a 27-25, 25-18, 25-20 win. Braden O’Toole, who was replacing right side Chris Osborn, who was at RDC working on school work, was the player of the match with 10 kills, four digs and two stuff blocks. The RDC teams have a tough weekend ahead as they face SAIT in a homeand-home series — Friday at RDC and Saturday in Calgary. drode@reddeeradvocate.com


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Ravens’ win gives Lewis another week NFL PLAYOFFS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Ravens 38 Broncos 35 2OT DENVER - Deflated and nearly defeated, Ray Lewis slumped on the heated bench on the sideline, the hood of his heavy jacket pulled over his head. The final seconds of his brilliant career were slipping away, just like Demaryius Thomas had escaped his grasp minutes earlier. “I’ve never been a part of a game so crazy in my life,” he said. Thomas’ go-ahead touchdown had given Denver a 35-28 lead and now the Ravens were out of timeouts, deep in their territory. Under a minute to go, the “last ride” about to make its final stop on a frozen field in the Rocky Mountains. Joe Flacco was buying time in the pocket, about to throw the ball away and bring up fourth down at his 30. Peyton Manning was about to beat Baltimore for a 10th straight time, and Lewis was about to call it a career. Then Lewis spotted Jacoby Jones sprinting past him along the Baltimore sideline. More importantly, so did Flacco, who lofted a high-arcing pass into both double coverage and the frigid Denver night. Safety Rahim Moore leaped for the interception, only he was a tad too early and a bit too shallow. The football settled into Jones’ arms and he pranced into the end zone, his 70-yard touchdown with 31 seconds

left tying the game. Baltimore (12-6) would win on Justin Tucker’s field goal in the second overtime. Lewis’ retirement party will wait for another day. “Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. He grew up today,” Lewis said of Flacco. “He grew up today and in the tunnel I told him, ‘You’re the general now. Lead us to a victory. You lead us today. I’m just here to facilitate things.’ “And to look in his eyes, he has something different about him today and I just wanted to encourage him. To watch what he did today is probably one of the greatest things I’ll always sit back and remember.” Reminiscing can wait for at least another week. Lewis gets to play again, against either at Houston or New England in the AFC championship game. Flacco was the hero, but Lewis wasn’t a bystander. He was right in the middle of things, providing his usual unyielding leadership. Lewis made 17 tackles one week after he led the Ravens with 13 stops against Indianapolis while playing for the first time in three months after being sidelined with a torn right triceps. “We wanted to get this win for Ray and I was going to do everything I could possibly do to get this win,” said cornerback Corey Graham. He did just that, picking off Manning twice, taking the first one back for a touchdown and setting up Tucker’s winner in the game’s 77th minute with his second interception. Lewis had a fumble recovery in the third quarter that was negated by a questionable hands-to-the-face

call on cornerback Cary Williams, but the Ravens, who were thumped at home by the Broncos 34-17 a month ago, shook it off. The Broncos (13-4) became the ninth top-seeded team to lose at home in its first game in the playoffs, and to a team that was coming off a short week and playing at altitude, no less. “When you look back at it and let the emotions calm down, it will probably be one of the greatest victories in Ravens history,” Lewis said. “It’s partly because of the way everything was stacked against us coming in.” It was even better than his emotion-filled farewell to Baltimore last week, when he did his famous dance coming out of the tunnel and then again after lining up at fullback in victory formation. “One thing about the playoffs,” Lewis said, “the only way to top it is to win the following week.” He said he spoke to his team last week about dismissing all those who said they had no chance. “What if we do the impossible?” Lewis recounted saying. It wasn’t just the lead-up to the game that was so daunting. The Ravens allowed Trindon Holliday to become the first player in NFL playoff history to return a punt and a touchdown for scores, and both his 90-yard punt return and 104-yard kickoff return were the longest in league post-season history. “For us to come in here and win, nine- to 10-point underdogs, that’s the beautiful part about sports,” Lewis said. “That’s the thing that, if I miss anything about my career, it will be to listen to what people say you can’t do and then to go do it.”

Man U keeps Premier League lead intact with win STATUS QUO IN TITLE RACE AFTER CONTRASTING WINS FOR MAN UNITED AND MAN CITY OVER FALLEN GIANTS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Manchester United’s seven-point lead over neighbour Manchester City stayed intact after the title-chasing rivals downed two of the Premier League’s fallen giants in contrasting ways on Sunday. While United ended up scraping to a nervy 2-1 win at home to Liverpool, City sauntered to a 2-0 victory at Arsenal after playing against 10 men for most of the match. Laurent Koscielny’s ninth-minute red card for wrestling Edin Dzeko to the ground inside the area proved decisive, with Dzeko missing the resulting penalty but later adding to the superb opener by James Milner. The only negative for City after its first league win at Arsenal in 38 years was the red card awarded to Vincent Kompany for a two-footed tackle, which will deprive the team of its captain for three games. Robin van Persie set United on the way to victory over its greatest rival at Old Trafford with his league-high 17th goal of the campaign. Nemanja Vidic unwittingly made it 2-0 but United had to resort to some desperate defending to preserve the lead after substitute Daniel Sturridge’s goal on his league debut for Liverpool. “It was a big game, everyone felt that during the week, and this is a great result,” said Van Persie, whose arrival from Arsenal in August is proving to be a big factor in the title battle. Many pundits were dubbing this weekend a pivotal moment in the title race but the status quo remains with 16 matches still to play. Chelsea, a 4-0 winner at Stoke on Saturday, can keep its slim hopes of catching the Manchester clubs alive by beating Southampton on Wednesday in their game in hand to reduce the gap to United to 11 points. Playing in the day’s early kickoff, United had piled the pressure on City by holding off a valiant fightback from Liverpool after getting itself into a position to coast home at Old Trafford. “The name of the game is winning,”

United manager Alex Ferguson said. “There are moments where you have to defend. Today was one of them.” Van Persie’s well-taken finish — his ninth goal in his last nine games — in the 19th minute came from one of a host of first-half chances created against a slovenly Liverpool team that gave the ball away with alarming regularity early on. When Vidic made it 2-0 in the 54th by glancing in Patrice Evra’s downward header, United relaxed and Liverpool started to threaten. Sturridge, who transformed Liverpool following his arrival at the start of the second half, reduced the deficit from close range within three minutes but missed the best of the chances to equalize late on. “I am very proud of the fight of the team in the second half having gone 2-0 down,” said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, whose side stayed in eighth place. “Teams who come here often crumble but I thought by the end we deserved something to be honest.” Arsenal and Liverpool used to be regular challengers for the title but their main target nowadays is qualification for the Champions League. Even that might be beyond Arsenal this season, with the loss to City leaving Arsene Wenger’s side six points adrift of fourth-place Tottenham in sixth. From the moment Koscielny was dismissed for hauling Dzeko to the ground, the hosts were always up against it. “We started too timidly with not enough authority ... and we paid for it,” Wenger said. “Playing 80 minutes with 10 men against 11 is difficult.” City ensured there would be no coming back for Arsenal by scoring twice in a 12-minute span midway through the first half. Milner drove in the 21stminute opening goal from Carlos Tevez’s cute pass and then supplied the cross that Dzeko ended up tapping in after Tevez’s flick-on was saved. “Them going down to 10 men helped (but) before the sending-off, we looked the most dangerous side anyway,” Mil-

Rock finish sweep of Alberta teams with win over Rush THE CANADIAN PRESS Rock 10 Rush 9 EDMONTON — Garrett Billings and Kasey Beirnes had two goals and two assists apiece as the Toronto Rock won 10-9 over the Edmonton Rush on Sunday in the National Lacrosse League. Josh Sanderson and Scott Evans also had two-goal games while Stephan Leblanc and Rob Hellyer added each for the Rock. Toronto improved to 2-0 despite a difficult back-to-back start on the road, including a 13-11 win over the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday. Rookies Mark Matthews and Curtis Knight each had hat tricks and added two assists for the Rush, who were playing their season opener. Corey Small, Ryan Ward and Zack Greer also scored for Edmonton. Matthews, the first overall pick from the 2012 NLL entry draft at six-foot-five, 230 pounds, made an immediate impact with a goal on his first shot of his pro debut, scoring less than two minutes in on the power play. The Oshawa, Ont., product then assisted on a goal less than a minute

later on another powerplay marker by secondround pick Knight, also making his pro debut for the Rush. The two teams traded goals before the Rock made it 3-2 with a powerplay goal by Billings. Edmonton took a twogoal lead into the second quarter on a late goal by Ward. The Rush went up by three on Knight’s second of the game on the power play, but Toronto came right back on goals by Beirnes, Sanderson and Billings to tie the game midway through the second. The Rush went into the locker rooms at the half with a 6-5 lead on Matthews’ second of the match. Greer gave the Rush back a two-goal edge early in the third and his long shot beat Toronto goalie Nick Rose. However, Toronto came roaring back with three quick goals, two from Evans and one from Sanderson to take their first lead of the game, up 8-7 halfway through the third quarter. Edmonton equalled things up with eight seconds remaining in the third on Knight’s hat trick goal. The Rock’s Beirnes

scored the only goal through the first 12 minutes of the fourth quarter to put Toronto up 9-8. Toronto got a big insurance goal with three minutes left as Hellyer picked the top corner. Edmonton got back into the game with two minutes left as Matthews scored his third goal on a diving play in front of the net, but the Rush could not force extra time. The Rock return to Toronto for their home opener against Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Rush are in Washington to face the Stealth on Sunday. Notes: Last season the Toronto Rock entered the playoffs atop the East Division with a 9-7 record. After defeating the rival Buffalo Bandits in the first-round of the 2012 playoffs, the Rock saw their season end with the 17-13 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks. ... The Knighthawks also ended the Rush’s season, albeit in the National Lacrosse League championship game. The Rush placed fourth in the West at 6-10 but caught fire in the post-season with wins over Calgary and Minnesota. ... Toronto came into the game with a 10-3 all-time record against Edmonton.

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Manchester United’s Robin van Persie keeps the ball from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday. ner said. “It was important we did not give them a sniff.” With City having come from eight points behind with six games left to win the title last season, the current seven-point gap doesn’t concern manager Roberto Mancini. “United is a strong team — at this moment, they are playing very well,” he said, “but this season is long and

it’s important we are still there.” Mancini said City will be appealing against Kompany’s sending-off, given in the 75th minute when he left the ground and lunged studs-first at Jack Wilshere. “It’s absolutely not a red card. He anticipated the opponent,” Mancini said. “He (Kompany) is disappointed. He said, ’I did nothing.”’

PHILADEPHIA FLYERS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VOORHEES, N.J. — Philadelphia Flyers fans supported their favourite team in the best way they could. They showed up. About 2,000 fans on

Sunday packed the Flyers’ New Jersey training facility for the first day of training camp. Dressed in team gear, most of the fans arrived a couple of hours before the start of the morning practice. Cars were

eventually turned away from the parking lot and fans were forced to find alternative parking in the area. All-Star forward Scott Hartnell says the team was flattered to see the turnout.

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Time for YMCA to return? FORMER LOCAL CHAIR SAYS THERE’S INTEREST IN REVIVING ORGANIZATION

REDUCE TRASH Learn how to reduce the amount of garbage you produce at a presentation Jan. 31. Garbage-free February offers information on how to make consumer choices to limit or eliminate landfill contributions. They include using only recycled or reusable goods, recycling programs, using recycled shopping bags, composting and freecycling. A City of Red Deer Environmental Services representative will also discuss the city’s Waste Management Master Plan. The free ReThink Red Deer-sponsored event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College. More information is available online at www. rethinkreddeer.ca.

BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF It may be time for the YMCA to make a return to Red Deer, says a former longtime volunteer with the organization. Wendy Walls, who chaired the local YMCA for many years until it folded about 20 years ago, says there has been growing interest in bringing the organization back to the city. “I became aware the Calgary Y is interested in starting a Y in Red Deer,” said Walls, who Wendy Walls said the issue came up at a meeting of the Calgary group’s board. To get the ball rolling, a local group would need to come together which can spearhead the project by forming a board, or recruiting representatives to pitch the

proposal to the city. YMCA got its start in Red Deer in the early 1960s and eventually bought the Sacred Heart School, which was located at 43rd Avenue and 58th Street before it was torn down many years ago. To pay the mortgage, local YMCA volunteers worked weekly bingos. At the time, the city was not interested in supporting the group and it remained the only YMCA west of Winnipeg to not get municipal funding, she said. Eventually, the burden of keeping the facility — which had been expanded with a pair of racquetball courts — got to be too much for the volunteers and the YMCA folded. It had also rented a city pool to offer some of its programs. Walls said Medicine Hat and Lethbridge both have YMCAs and Edmonton and Calgary have about three each. Red Deer would be a natural location for a revived group. The city would be needed to provide the facility and the YMCA would re responsible for the programming. The underused

Michener Centre pool and facility might be a good fit, she suggested. Since YMCA programs involve a lot of volunteer participation, programs can be offered at an affordable rate for families. Walls said she often hears people who have come from other communities ask at social functions why Red Deer has no YMCA. She has also heard that the city is more receptive to the idea than it once was. Walls, who is now 75, said she’s willing to help those interested in setting up a YMCA get started, but she’s not able to carry the organizing load herself. Younger champions with good business and community connections are needed. Mayor Morris Flewwelling said the idea has some merit. “I suspect with our much larger population now it may well be time to pick that up,” he said. Those interested in a YMCA can contact Walls at 403-347-2876. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

ZUMBATHON Have fun dancing, getting fit, and raising money for the MS Society of Canada, Alberta Division, at the 2013 Zumbathon for MS on Feb. 2 from noon to 3 p.m. People can sign up as a team to tag in and out during the three-hour Zumba marathon or join solo. The event, presented by Dance Magic Studio and the MS society, will be held at Notre Dame High School, at 50 Lees St. in Red Deer. To register and for pledge sheets, visit reddeerdancemagic. com.

WATERSHED OPEN HOUSE Everyone is invited to learn more about the Red Deer River watershed and the alliance that is helping to protect it. The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance will hold its open house on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. People will have the chance to see the new expanded office space at 4918 59th St. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, RSVP at info@rdrwa.ca or call Kelly at 403-340-7379 by noon on Jan. 29.

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Marci Hoiland and her daughter Sasha, 5, check out one of the exhibits on Saturday for the 100 Years of Sport History in Red Deer show at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

A centennial of sports marked BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A pair of old hockey skates, the leather cracked and worn, were once fit for an Amazon. The skates belonged to Mildred Pierce, proud member of Red Deer Amazons women’s hockey team are among dozens of artifacts pulled together for the exhibit 100 Years of Sport History in Red Deer by Breanna Mielke, collections and exhibit co-ordinator for the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Amazons first laced up their skates for the 1927 season and were the team to beat in the 1933-34 season when they won the Alberta Intermediate Cup, Twin City Cup, and (no kidding) the Coffee Cup. Officially launched on Saturday, the exhibit will be in place at the hall of fame and museum all year as part of the city’s celebration of its centennial. “The sporting histories often are something that gets overlooked when you’re doing centennial celebrations,” said Mielke. To remedy that, a 10-member

‘THE SPORTING HISTORIES OFTEN ARE SOMETHING THAT GETS OVERLOOKED WHEN YOU’RE DOING CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS.’ — BREANNA MIELKE, COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBIT CO-ORDINA-

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advisory committee was struck last August to come up with a game plan on how best to showcase the area’s sports history. The decided to highlight the city’s Olympians, the city as host, school sports, Red Deer College’s Kings and Queens, and community sports. With space limited, not everything could be included. For instance, for community sports, they focused on swimming, hockey, speedskating, curling and baseball — sports with long histories in town. The research and efforts to find artifacts in other sporting areas will not go to waste though. They will be included in an online form at the soon-to-belaunched website-based program called the The Alberta Sport History Library Project. “It will then have a more

complete and cohesive Red Deer sport history available online so the public, students and academics and everyone can access,” said Mielke. Exhibits include many interesting glimpses of Red Deer’s athletic and recreational past. Visitors will learn the city’s first indoor hockey arena was built in 1904. Not overly well apparently, because the roof collapsed during the 1905-06 season after heavy snowfalls. Hockey players had to brave the outdoor cold for another 20 years before a new indoor rink was built in 1925. Another display highlights some of the many sporting events the city has hosted including high-profile draws such as the 1994 Labatt Brier, the 1995 World Junior Hockey Championship and Scotties

Tournament of Hearts (twice in 2004 and 2012). In another interesting footnote, the city hosted the 1965 National Aquatic Championships on the strength of the city having at the time the only Olympic-sized pool between Winnipeg and Vancouver. The Red Deer College exhibit highlights the 16 national titles and 147 Alberta Athletic Conference team titles the institution has racked up since it was opened in 1964. Also showcased are the Red Deer Rebels (with a team jersey from the first season in 199293 on display), the Red Deer Riggers and Red Deer Stags baseball teams and other local teams of note. In 1912, Red Deer residents could even take in a professional baseball game. The Red Deer Eskimos would only last one season, but they went to the Canadian Western Baseball League Finals against the Calgary Broncos that year. They played at the old fairgrounds, which have long since gone, but is remembered into a sepia-toned photo of the grounds from 1912. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

Crime Prevention Centre opens Tuesday THREE PROGRAMS OPERATE OUT OF THE CENTRE —RED DEER NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH, RED DEER CITIZENS ON PATROL AND CENTRAL ALBERTA CRIME STOPPERS The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre is open to the public starting on Tuesday. Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 am and 3:30 p.m. Executive director TerryLee Ropchan said the hours are expected to change this spring, once they have a chance to determine the types of requests and hours that residents are asking for. “As well, if we are able to hire students this summer we will extend the hours and offer more opportunities in the community

to connect with the centre,” said Ropchan. In the meantime, residents can reach the centre and ask to meet after 3:30 p.m. or on Mondays, Fridays or Saturdays. Three crime prevention programs operate out of the centre —Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch, Red Deer Citizens On Patrol and Central Alberta Crime Stoppers. The centre welcomes inquiries from other programs or services that may want to join the centre. Visitors to the centre will be able to find out how to volunteer for these services, as well as find out information on the crime

prevention programs and be referred to any other resources. The centre can work with those who are experiencing problems with crime, including drug houses in their neigbourhoods. Centre staff will also give tours and presentations. Corporate sponsorship is also welcomed. The centre can be found at No. 108, 4711 51st Ave. Its phone number is 403-986-9904, email at crime.prevention@hotmail.com and online through www.cacpc.ca.


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es of planting three bombs in 1978. 1977 — A Northern Thunderbird Airlines aircraft crashes at Terrace, B.C., killing 12 people. 1976 — The T. Eaton Company winds up its catalogue sales operation after over 10 years of heavy losses. The catalogue had been issued since 1884. 1952 — Underground gas explosion at McGregor coal mine in Stellarton, N.S., kills 19 men. 1949 — First non-stop trans-Canada flight, originating in Halifax, arrives from Vancouver.

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SLASH LACROSSE No. 11, 6200 67A St. Red Deer 403-347-5274 ● Owner Janelle Sullivan ● Type of business Lacosse specialty store with brandname equipment and clothing, as well as sports therapy products. ● Opening date Jan. 11 CLEARVIEW MEDICAL & WALK-IN CLINIC No. 125, 47 Clearview Market Way (Clearview Market Square) Red Deer 403-356-0222 ● Doctors Josias Badenhorst and Stephan Kruger, and as of March, Johannes Conradie. ● Type of business Family medicine practice with walk-in clinic. ● Opening date Jan. 9

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Nortel verdicts expected FORMER NORTEL EXECS TO LEARN FATE IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR FRAUD TRIAL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Three former Nortel executives accused of orchestrating a widespread multimilliondollar fraud will learn their fate Monday, nearly a year after one of the largest criminal trials in Canada’s corporate history began. Ontario Superior Court Justice Frank Marrocco is set to rule on whether ex-CEO Frank Dunn, ex-CFO Douglas Beatty and ex-controller Michael Gollogly manipulated financial statements at Nortel Networks Corp., between 2002 to 2003. The men, who each face two counts of fraud, are accused of participating in a book-cooking scheme designed to trigger $12.8 million in bonuses and stocks for

themselves at the once powerful Canadian technology giant. The accused, who were fired in 2004, have all pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted, each could face up to 10 years in prison. Justice Marrocco was the lead prosecutor in the Bre-X Securities case — the largest corporate fraud case in Canadian history — and his verdict will send a message through both legal and financial circles, says one expert observer. Darren Henderson, an assistant professor of managerial accounting and control at Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, says that since the fall of Nortel, securities regulations have been tightened — particularly to ensure that top-ranking executives at major corporations are held

more accountable when signing off on financial statements. Despite this, Canada is still seen as soft on white-collar crimes, especially when compared to the stiff sentences handed out in the U.S. during the Enron scandal. “When you look at white collar crime, there is always going to be incentives for manipulating financial statements,” he said. “There is a direct financial incentive of increasing the value of your sales, getting a bigger bonus or keeping your job. “And what has to counteract that is a disincentive or deterrent from the perspective of potential litigation and potential to go to prison.”

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PITA PIT No. 120, 47 Clearview Market Way (Clearview Market Square) Red Deer 403-356-1715 ● Owners Lucy Tantano and Trace Mutchler ● Type of business Made-to-order pitas and salads, as well as smoothies and other beverages. ● Opening date Dec. 18 (grand opening Jan. 23)

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Security bug threatens java The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts. Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java’s coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other hightech mischief. Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer’s operating system.

Turkmenistan leader fires head gas firm Official media in energy-rich Turkmenistan say the president has fired the head of the Central Asian country’s state natural gas company in the latest government reshuffle. State television reported Saturday that the president also dismissed a deputy prime minister in charge of transportation for lack of progress on completing a railway line linking the region to the Persian Gulf. Senior officials are frequently replaced in the secretive former Soviet state. — Staff and The Associated Press

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A Japan Airlines 787, from which fuel spilled at Boston’s Logan International Airport last Tuesday, sits on the tarmac at Narita Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Sunday. Narita airport officials said JAL reported a 100-litre fuel leak from the 787 during inspection following a recent spate of problems.

FAA to conduct review of 787 BUT OFFICIALS SAY BOEING ‘DREAMLINER’ SAFE DESPITE FIRE, FUEL LEAK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has stepped in to assure the public that Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week. Despite the incidents, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declared on Friday: “I believe this plane is safe, and I would have absolutely no reservations about boarding one of these planes and taking a flight.” Administrator Michael Huerta of the Federal Aviation Administration said his agency has seen no data suggesting the plane isn’t safe but wanted the review to find out why safety-related incidents were occurring. The 787 is the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced airliner, and the company is counting heavily on its success. It relies more than any other modern airliner on electrical signals to help power nearly everything the plane does. It’s also the first Boeing plane to use rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which charge faster and can be moulded to space-saving shapes compared to other airplane batteries. The plane is made with lightweight composite materials instead of aluminum. A fire ignited Monday in the

battery pack of an auxiliary power unit of a Japan Airlines 787 empty of passengers as the plane sat on the tarmac at Boston’s Logan International Airport. It took firefighters 40 minutes to put out the blaze. Also this week, a fuel leak delayed a flight from Boston to Tokyo of another Japan Airlines 787. On Friday, Japan’s All Nippon Airways reported two new cases of problems with the aircraft. ANA spokeswoman Ayumi Kunimatsu said a very small amount of oil was discovered leaking from an engine of a 787 flight from southern Japan’s Miyazaki airport to Tokyo. The jet returned to Miyazaki, and after checks found no safety risk it flew to Tokyo. ANA said that on another flight, to Matsuyama on the island of Shikoku, glass in a cockpit window cracked, and the aircraft was grounded for repairs. ANA said it has no specific plan for inspections and will continue regular operations, though it said it would comply with instructions from the FAA and other authorities. The FAA review announced Friday, which will be conducted jointly with Boeing, will include the design, manufacture and assembly of the 787 with an emphasis on the plane’s electrical power and distribution systems. The review will also examine how the plane’s electrical and mechanical systems interact with each other.

There is no obvious trend or similarity to the problems, which suggests they are more likely the result of quality control than a design flaw, aviation safety experts said. “These appear to be isolated incidents,” said John Goglia, a former National Transportation Safety Board member. However, the battery fire remains a special concern because “they overheat or burn with such intensity, at such high temperatures, they can cause damage to the surrounding aircraft structure,” he said. Boeing has insisted that the 787’s problems are no worse than it experienced when its 777 was new in the mid-1990s. That plane is now one of its top-sellers and is well-liked by airlines. “Every new commercial aircraft has issues as it enters service,” said Ray Conner, the president and CEO of Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, who joined Huerta and LaHood at a Washington news conference. Some of Boeing’s airline customers joined the chorus affirming support for the plane. United Airlines, the only U.S. carrier whose fleet includes the 787, said it has confidence in the airliner and will continue to operate its six 787s as scheduled. Air India said it planned no changes.

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LAS VEGAS — The company that owns the Palms Casino Resort said Friday it will pay $1 million in fines after employees of casino nightclubs accepted payments to supply prostitutes, cocaine and pain pills in a series of stings last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board detailed the shady dealings in a complaint filed Friday, and the owner of the Palms, FP Holdings LP, said it would to pay the penalty for failing to prevent the illegal transactions. Among other offences, the complaint said employees of NM Ventures LLC and NM Ventures II LLC, which operates the nightclubs, offered to sell undercover agents ecstasy, the prescription painkiller oxycodone, and $18,000 worth of cocaine last March. In one sting, a bottle runner at Rain nightclub agreed to track down prostitutes for a patron. After failing to find the women, the runner reached into a front pocket and produced $100 of cocaine for the undercover agent. A Moon nightclub host responded to an undercover agent who asked for “party favours” by offering up “$100 of blow.” The commission worked with Metro Police on the stings. Police held off on making arrests during the operation, but some are now imminent, according to Lt. Dave Logue of the department’s criminal intelligence section. Authorities said they targeted the Palms because they suspected its nightclubs. The last comparable operation took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino three years ago, Logue said. The $1 million fine must be approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. The Palms has also agreed to pay $78,000 for investigation expenses.

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With the Canadian winter now in full swing, so is the exodus of Canadian snowbirds seeking warmth in the southern United States. Before heading off this winter for a long stay, there are some things you should do to ensure you take all U.S. tax and real estate issues into account, because failing to adhere to applicable U.S. laws could have some serious implications.

Canadians who spend more than four months in the U.S. every year should file a U.S. tax form each year to avoid being deemed a U.S. resident for tax purposes, advises Prashant Patel, vice-president of RBC Wealth Management. In addition, Canadians who own U.S. real estate should consider if U.S. estate tax or state probate tax will affect them. Canadian snowbirds also should

make sure their affairs are in order well before they plan their trip. For example, any power of attorney should be valid in the U.S. as well as in Canada. As well, if a Canadian personally owns U.S. real estate at the time of their death, their estate could be subject to U.S. estate taxes based on the market value of their U.S. real estate.

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NORTEL: Was worth $300B At its height, the Ottawa-based firm employed more than 90,000 workers worldwide and was worth nearly $300 billion. During the technology boom in 1999-2000, Nortel was one of Canada’s most valuable companies, with its shares peaking at $124.50. In the years that followed the accounting scandal, the company’s shares nosedived to penny-stock status amid falling sales, large debts, and a gamut of legal issues. In 2009, Nortel filed for bankruptcy in North America and Europe, shedding thousands of jobs. Since then, it has sold its remaining businesses piecemeal to various buyers for more than to US$7.8 billion, one of largest asset sales in Canadian history.

787: ‘Min’r setbacks’ Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker called the troubles “minor setbacks.” LOT, the Polish airline, said that it has conducted a series of reviews of all systems in both its Boeing 787s. “All the tests were completed positively — the systems are efficient and work well,” the airline said. The FAA’s decision to conduct a comprehensive review of the 787 is fairly remarkable but was necessary to reassure the public, airline analysts said. “Most likely, you’re looking a manufacturing issue that will change as they learn to build the aircraft, but there’s also the possibility that some systems might need tweaking,” said Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group in Fairfax, Virginia. “Either way, we’re not looking at anything that undermines the aircraft’s long-term prospects, just something that creates a large number of upfront headaches for Boeing and its customers.” Boeing has delivered 50 of the 787s, starting in late 2011, and has orders for nearly 800 more. To get through the backlog, Boeing is ramping up production to build 10 787s per month in Washington state and South Carolina by the end of the year. Boeing also said Friday it will open a third factory the Salt Lake City area to fabricate a tail piece for the plane. By comparison, it builds more than one 737, Boeing’s bestseller, every day. The company said in November that it had begun making five 787s per month. But if any major manufacturing changes are needed to fix the problems, it could fall further behind in deliveries. Carter Leake, an analyst who follows the industry for BB&T Capital Markets, said the broad review raises the chances that the FAA will find other things to scrutinize at Boeing. “You are more exposed than normal to something else being opened up,” he said. But he said Boeing is unlikely to slow down production, even if it ends up having to change the way part of the plane is built. Huerta and LaHood rejected the notion that FAA may have not have been vigilant enough when it certified the 787 for commercial operations. LaHood noted that FAA technical experts logged some 200,000 hours on testing and reviewing the plane’s design before it was certified in August 2011. Boeing first applied to make the 787 in 2003. The first one flew in December 2009, and six test planes ran up some 4,645 flight hours. About a quarter of those hours were flown by FAA flight test crews, the agency said in 2011. The battery that burned on Monday is used to start the plane’s auxiliary power unit, a small engine in the back of the plane that acts as a generator to provide power on the ground, or if the jet engines quit.

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Sonia Sierra wipes down customer tables as she opens up for business at Fiesta Tacos and More food truck in Corpus Christi, Texas. Food trucks are not a new phenomenon, but in recent years their popularity has grown, and culinary variety along with it. There still are the traditional tacos, burgers and snow cones, but mobile eateries now have offerings such as Mediterranean, Asian and Cajun cuisine; waffles, tapas, meatballs and even gourmet macaroni and cheese. Some only serve desserts such as crepes, Italian ice or cupcakes.

Hostess says has deal to sell Wonder, Nature’s Pride brands BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Hostess has found a new home for most of its breads, including Wonder, Nature’s Pride and Merita. The bankrupt company maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs and other snack cakes said late Friday that it selected bids by rival bakery Flower Foods Inc. to buy the breads for $390 million. Flower Foods, based in Thomasville, Georgia, is best known for Tastykakes but also makes breads including Nature’s Own and Cobblestone Mill. Hostess is expected to announce buyers for its famed dessert cakes over the next several weeks. The company has said it has received interest for its brands from a wide variety of parties, including national supermarket chains and the makers of brand name packaged foods. Flower Foods was selected as

the “stalking horse” bidder for the bread brands. That means higher competing bids can still be made and the final deal must be approved in bankruptcy court. The company made two separate bids for the Hostess breads; a $360 million bid for Wonder, Nature’s Pride, Butternut, Home Pride and Merita, along with 20 bakeries and 38 depots. Another $30 million bid was made for Beefsteak. Taken together, Hostess said those breads generated just under $1 billion in sales last year, with Wonder bread accounting for about half of that. Flower Foods, which generates about $3 billion in annual sales, said it expects the deals to be accretive to its earning this year. The company plans to finance the deal through a mix of cash and debt. Hostess Brands Inc., based in Irving, Texas, announced in November that it was shutting down

its business and selling its breads and snack cakes. The company’s demise came after years of management turmoil and turnover, with workers saying the company failed to invest its brands. Hostess filed for its second bankruptcy in less than a decade this January, citing costs associated with its unionized workforce. It had about 18,500 employees when it announced that it was shutting down after it was unable to reach a deal on a new contract with striking workers. Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn, who was hired last year to help orchestrate a turnaround, said in a statement that negotiations were continuing with parties for its snack cakes and remaining bread bands. The company has stressed in bankruptcy court that it would need to move quickly in the sales to capitalize on the outpouring of nostalgia prompted by its shuttering.

Judge approves sale of Tully’s Coffee to actor Patrick Dempsey’s group THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE — A bankruptcy judge on Friday approved the sale of beleaguered coffee company Tully’s to a group led by Patrick Dempsey. The actor dubbed McDreamy in the Grey’s Anatomy hospital TV drama had claimed victory last week after an auction, but a company that teamed up with Starbucks Corp. to bid for the Tully’s Coffee chain filed an objection Wednesday. AgriNurture Inc. said it was still willing to proceed with its combined bid with Starbucks of about $10.6 million. The bid from Dempsey’s company, Global Baristas LLC, was for $9.2 million. At a hearing Friday afternoon, Judge Karen Overstreet said the Jan. 4 auction was fair and no mistakes had been made. In a statement, Dempsey said he was “thrilled that we prevailed.” “I’ve been deeply humbled by the outpouring of support from the city of Seattle and am very proud to be a new business owner in this amazing city,” he said. “We have a lot to accomplish over the next few months and years, and I am excited to now call Seattle my second

home.” Overstreet said at the conclusion of a hearing Friday that lasted several hours that the auction and the arguments presented by all sides were intricate, but it was not her job to second-guess the decision made by Tully’s executives to accept Dempsey’s bid. “Was it complicated? Yes. Did it produce a fantastic result for this case? Yes it did,” Overstreet said. Tully’s has 47 shops in Washington and California with more than 500 employees. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October,

citing lease obligations and underperforming stores. Tully’s wholesale business, which includes Tully’s Coffee in bags and single serve K-cup packs that are sold in supermarkets and other stores, is owned separately by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. Dempsey has said he believed there is room

in Seattle for Tully’s and the much larger Starbucks, which is based there. After winning last week’s bankruptcy auction, Dempsey made an appearance at a Tully’s near Pike Place Market, shaking hands with workers and greeting customers before visiting other stores.

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“After 2012, the maximum U.S. estate tax rate is scheduled to increase to 55 per cent and the value of a Canadian’s worldwide estate need only exceed US$1 million to expose them to U.S. estate tax on their U.S. assets,” said Patel. Before heading off, it’s a good idea to identify the most convenient ATM locations where you will be able to withdraw funds from your U.S.-based account, and contact your mobile phone service provider to add international roaming to your plan or get a pre-paid phone to be used in the U.S. only. With the loonie hovering around parity with the U.S. dollar and with depressed real estate prices south of the border, now might seem like a great time for Canadians to take the plunge and purchase a piece of paradise in the sunny U.S. Buying real estate in the U.S., however, can be a complicated and risky business. Snowbirds need due diligence, prudence and a little professional help to ensure they don’t get snowed buying their winter escape. As a foreign investor, if you don’t have the full down payment for the property, which can be as high as 25 or 30 per cent, you may have to qualify for a mortgage, which can be difficult. The mortgage lender is likely going to look at your credit history and sometimes will ask for up to six months of mortgage payments up front, or even higher down payments because the only recourse that U.S. banks have would be to that piece of property. Canadians cannot get a Canadian mortgage for a property in another country. However, if you already own property in Canada with enough equity, you could refinance it here and use the money to buy in the U.S. In the end, the best and maybe cheapest way to finance your purchase might be to borrow the money in Canada and buy the property outright. Ownership is a big issue of purchasing U.S. property these days, particularly after the economic meltdown and the spate of foreclosures south of the border. Property taxes and insurance are two other issues to take into consideration. Property taxes can vary from county to county, so you need to check them out carefully. And check out your insurance policy. Some policies will not provide coverage when you are absent, even if you have someone checking on the property. That’s why a lot of people tend to buy condos and not stand alone houses. Financial experts strongly advise that people consult a cross-border tax adviser before they take the plunge and purchase in the U.S. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

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Britney Spears arrives at the “X Factor” season finale press conference in Los Angeles. nances, which have rebounded since her public meltdown. Goetz recently reviewed and approved of an accounting that showed Spears ended 2010 with more than $27.5 million in assets, including nearly $15 million in cash. Attorneys handling the case are expected to file updated financial statements in the coming months.

Crime writer Patricia Cornwell’s life opens up in federal lawsuit BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — For more than two decades, crime writer Patricia Cornwell has famously dramatized the life of a fictional medical examiner in her bestselling books. Now, she has her own personal drama unfolding in federal court. Cornwell, a wildly successful author through her novels about Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is suing her former financial management firm and business manager for negligence and breach of contract, claiming they cost her and her company millions in investment losses and unaccounted for revenues Author Patricia during their 4 ½-year relationCornwell ship. The Boston trial has opened a window into the life of the intensely private Cornwell, who has had to listen from the front row of the courtroom while a lawyer for the management firm described her spending habits for the jury: $40,000 a month for an apartment in New York City, $5 million for a private jet service, $11 million to buy properties in Concord, Mass. Cornwell’s spouse, Staci Gruber, a neuroscientist who is an assistant psychiatry professor at Harvard

Medical School, spent much of the first week of the trial on the witness stand testifying about the couple’s relationship with Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, a New York accounting and wealth management firm, and Evan Snapper, a former principal in the firm. Cornwell fired the firm after discovering in July 2009 that the net worth of her and her company, despite having eight-figure earnings per year during the previous four years, was a little under $13 million, the equivalent of only one year’s net income. She also claims in the lawsuit that Anchin had borrowed several million dollars, including mortgages for property and a loan for the purchase of a helicopter, and had lost millions by moving her from a conservative investment strategy to high-risk without her permission. Cornwell, 56, says problems caused by Anchin and Snapper were so distracting that they caused her to miss a book deadline for the first time in her career and cost her $15 million in non-recoverable advances and commissions. Lawyers for Anchin and Snapper deny Cornwell’s claims. During opening statements at the trial, attorney James Campbell described Cornwell as “a demanding client.” “She tends to push off responsibility and assign blame when things go off track,” said Campbell. “I do what I do when and how I do it,” she allegedly wrote in an email to Snapper read by Campbell to the jury.

Elvis Presley’s rhythm guitar player, John Wilkinson, dies BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rhythm guitar player John Wilkinson, who performed with Elvis Presley more than a thousand times, has died at his home in southwest Missouri. He was 67. Wilkinson passed away Friday at his home in Springfield after a fight with cancer, according to a family spokesman and the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley offered their “deepest sympathy” to his family, saying in a statement that “John and the beautiful music he made with Elvis will live forever in our hearts.” Wilkinson first met Elvis Presley when he was 10 years old after sneaking into his dressing room before a show at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield. He amused Presley when he told him, “You can’t play guitar worth a damn.” Family friend and spokesman Gary Ellison said a Springfield history museum recalled the pair’s meeting in an exhibit that ran until about three weeks ago. “John loved to tell that story,” Ellison, a fellow musician, said.

After the chance meeting, Wilkinson developed a name for himself as a singer and guitarist, performing with such groups as The New Christy Minstrels. He was 23 when Presley saw him perform on a television show in Los Angeles in 1968, and asked him to join the TCB Band — not knowing he was the youngster who insulted his playing a decade earlier, Ellison recalled. Wilkinson went on to play 1,200 shows as Presley’s rhythm guitar player until the legendary singer’s death in 1977. “John considered Elvis more as a friend than as a boss,” Ellison said. Even after suffering a stroke in 1989 that left him unable to play the guitar, Wilkinson continued singing with fellow musicians, including the old TCB Band (the acronym stood for Taking Care of Business), and also made a living in retail and airline services management. “He was honestly one of the best acoustic guitar players I’d ever heard,” Ellison recalled. Wilkinson kept in touch with many of the performers from the folk music era in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jennifer Lawrence has won a lead-actress Golden Globe for the oddball romance Silver Linings Playbook, while supportingacting prizes went to Christoph Waltz for the slaverevenge tale Django Unchained and Anne Hathaway for the musical Les Miserables. The wins Sunday firm up their prospects for Hollywood’s top honours at the Feb. 24 Academy Awards. Former President Bill Clinton upstaged Hollywood’s elite with a surprise appearance to introduce Steven Spielberg’s Civil War epic Lincoln, which was up for best drama. The film chronicles Abraham Lincoln’s final months as he tries to end the war and find common ground in a divided Congress to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Lincoln’s effort was “forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise,” Clinton said. “This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again.” Amy Poehler, co-host of the Globes with Tina Fey, gushed afterward, “Wow, what an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton’s husband!” Lawrence won as best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship. The Globe winners in musical or comedy categories often aren’t factors at the Oscars, which tend to favour heavier dramatic roles. But Silver Linings Playbook is a crowd-pleasing comic drama with deeper themes than the usual comedy. And Lawrence — a 2010 Oscar nominee for her breakout film Winter’s Bone who shot to superstardom with The Hunger Games — delivers a nice mix of humour and melancholy. “What does this say? I beat Meryl,” Lawrence joked as she looked at her award, referring to fellow nominee and multiple Globe winner Meryl Streep. Lawrence went on to thank her mother for believing in her and her father for making her maintain a sense of humour. Hathaway’s win came for her role as a doomed single mother in the big-screen adaptation of the stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel. “Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt,” Hathaway said, cradling her trophy. Waltz won supporting actor for his role as a genteel bounty hunter who takes on an ex-slave as apprentice. The win was Waltz’s second supporting-actor prize at the Globes, both of them coming in Quentin Tarantino films. Waltz’s violent but paternal and polite Django character is a sharp contrast to the wickedly bloodthirsty Nazi he played in his Globe and Oscarwinning role in Tarantino’s 2009 tale Inglourious Basterds. “Let me gasp,” said Waltz, whose competition included Django co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. “Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words.” Lincoln came in with seven nominations to lead the Globes, but it went zero-for-four on its first categories, including supporting actress for Sally Field and supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones. The film also lost for screenplay, a prize that went to Tarantino for Django Unchained. Tarantino thanked his cast and also the group of friends to whom he reads work-in-progress for reaction. “You guys don’t know how important you are to my process. I don’t want input. I don’t want you to tell me if I’m doing anything wrong. Heavens forbid,” Tarantino said. “When I read it to you, I hear it through your ears, and it lets me know I’m on the right track.” The Scottish tale Brave won for best animated film. It was the sixth win for Disney’s Pixar Animation unit in the seven years since the Globes added the category. Austrian director Michael Haneke’s old-age love story Amour, a surprise best-picture nominee for the Oscars, won the Globe for foreign-language film.

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LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears capped a week of changes Friday with a judge accepting the resignation of her former fiance from the conservatorship that oversees many of her personal and financial matters. Jason Trawick submitted his resignation and it was accepted by Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz on Friday afternoon, when the singer announced her engagement had ended, only hours after she confirmed she was leaving the Fox competition show The X Factor. Spears and Trawick got engaged in December 2011 and he was added as her co-conservator in April. “Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement,” Spears said in the statement. “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.” Spears’ publicist Jeff Raymond said the breakup was a difficult decision made by “two mature adults.” “I love and cherish her and her boys, and we will be close forever,” Trawick said in a joint statement that was first reported by People magazine. Spears has been under a court-supervised conservatorship since February 2008, with her father and another co-conservator, Andrew Wallet, having control over numerous aspects of her personal life. The case was opened after several incidents of erratic behaviour by the pop singer and a pair of hospitalizations, but Spears has recovered and recently served as a judge on Fox’s The X Factor. Spears informed the network this week that she would not return next season and planned to focus on her music. Trawick and Spears were engaged in December 2011 and he was appointed a co-conservator along with her father, Jamie, in April. Jamie Spears met with Goetz for about an hour on Friday but left before a hearing where Trawick’s resignation was announced. Trawick has served as Spears’ agent and the pair started dating in 2009. Trawick did not have authority over Spears’ fi-


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BIDINGER Vernon Edmund Bidinger (Carlson) passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on January 8, 2013 at the age of 95 years. He was born in the Usona District on December 6, 1917 to Justina and William Carlson. At the age of 5 years old he was taken in by Sam and Grace Bidinger and at a later time was adopted by them. During his younger years Vern proudly served in the Canadian Army, and then spent time travelling and working in various parts of Canada. In 1965 he married the love of his life, Jean P e n n o y e r, t o g e t h e r t h e y created a warm and inviting home and they worked as a team in every aspect of life. It was during the early years of their marriage that Vern was self employed in the logging industry in several areas of BC. and then later moved to the Caroline - Boundary. He really took pride in his work and many customers came for miles around to purchase his posts or rails, or perhaps to have him rebuild their chain saw. At the age of 70 years Vern decided to retire from the woods, and it was then they moved to Lacombe. They became a part of the LacombePentacostal Church and for many years served so willingly in helping and doing for others in any capacity they could, whether in the church or areas of the community. Vern is survived by and will be greatly missed by his loving wife Jean, brother-in-law Ross Pennoyer (Melva) and many nieces, nephews, as well as numerous friends will mourn his passing. He was predeceased by parents, Justina and William Carlson, all seven of his siblings as well as adoptive parents Sam and Grace, and adoptive brother Gene Bidinger. A Service to honor and celebrate Vern’s life will be held on January 15, 2013 at Lacombe Pentacostal Church with Pastor Mark Running officiating. Alternative Funeral and Cremation Services in charge of arrangements. The extended family wishes to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to Pastor Mark, and also to Vern’s longtime and loyal friend Doug Gateman for all the unconditional support and friendship he has given to both Vern and Jean over the years. Thank you to Clarice Seely for offering her time weekly to bring a meal to their home. Special thank you as well to longtime neighbors Matt and Margaret Koch and Kay Osbaldeston who were always willing to extend a hand of friendship in whatever capacity they were able. There were others in the community and neighborhood who touched Ve r n a n d J e a n ’ s l i f e i n various ways, and if you haven’t been specifically mentioned, you know who you are - to you we say thank you, and May God Bless.

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Candidates must have H2S, First Aid training, and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening. A valid class five driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract is an asset.

F/T MEDICAL SECRETARY/CLERICAL STAFF req’d for busy clinic. Exc. salary w/benefits. The successful candidate must be able to work well with others. Experience n e c e s s a r y. A p p l y w i t h resume and ref’s to: Box 1028, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, T4R 1M9

Oilfield

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

Southern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: jliesemer@ greywolfsystems.ca Fax: 1-866-211-0338 Northern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: mstoddard@ greywolfsystems.ca Fax: 780-539-0946 JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS NEEDED! DRAYTON VALLEY & CAMP POSITIONS IN NORTHERN ALBERTA Competitive wages, benefits starting your first day of employment, bonuses, RRSP and TFSA matching programs. Please apply to careers@ rockwaterenergy.ca or fax your resume to 403-237-9013. Please quote reference #2468

800

JOIN THE TEAM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Enseco is currently hiring for the following full-time Production Testing positions:

CLASS 1 DRIVER

Duties/Responsibilities:  Maintain satisfactory driving record  Ability to learn the disciplines of driving and rigging up equipment on location.  Ability to verbally communicate and understand details and directions.  Perform various other duties Qualifications:    

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Duties/Responsibilities:  Select appropriate equipment, organize crews and arrange accomodations (if required)  Confirm equipment readiness  Supervise the loading out of the job package  Oversee all rig-in responsibilities  Ensure maintenance work is complete  Observe overall equipment operations  Maintain daily operation logs

OPERATIONAL ASSISTANT

Duties/Responsibilities:  Assist in installation of unit or system to be tested, including rig-in responsibilities  Operate/Monitor controls and instruments  Understand and comply with all safety policies  Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor Qualifications:    

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D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 Restaurant/ Hotel

820

FT FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT $11/hr.,avail. nights and weekends. Call Little Caesars Red Deer at 403-346-1600 or fax resume to 403-356-9465

HSE PRODUCTION COORDINATOR TESTING PERSONNEL JOIN OUR FAST REQ’D GROWING TEAM!!

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2-5 yrs experience as a HSE Practitioner Valid Driver’s License

Duties required:

Flexible work schedule - possible evening and weekends required Travel throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC. Accident Investigation Reports Field and Facility Audits

This position reports direct to our Corporate HSE Manager! Please visit our website at: www. cathedralenergyservices.com or apply by email to: HRCanada@Cathedral EnergyServices.com Your application will be kept strictly confidential. INSTREAM INTEGRITY INC. is a pipeline integrity company currently looking for an indivdual to join our team. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a clean driving record. Also must be willing to travel. Please submit resume with a drivers abstract to admin@instreamintegrity. com.

RETIREMENT & SAVINGS PLAN BENEFITS

Join Our Fast Growing Team!!

FIELD OPERATORS Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!! Please contact Murray McGeachy or Jamie Rempel by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email mmcgeachy@ cathedralenergyservices.com jrempel@ cathedralenergyservices.com

Snow Cat Operators

Is looking to fill the following position:

FIELD SAFETY OFFICER

The successful applicant will have a NCSO designation and will have: * Actual hands on oilfield construction experience. * Good computer skills. * Extensive travel is required. * Excellent people skills. * H2S Alive and First Aid. * Certified D&A tester, an asset. * Drivers License, with clean Abstract. * Must relocate to Hinton.

SERVICE RIG

Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d LEASE and FLOORHAND

Trades

TREELINE WELL SERVICES

ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

Sales & Distributors

Fax resume 403-347-5745 AG Parts Person Wanted F/T position in a small town atmosphere Looking for someone positive and motivated to join our team Experience is an asset wmtn@inbox.com Fax# 403-442-3829 Trochu Motors ltd. 302 Main St. Trochu, AB 403-442-3866

VERSATILE ENERGY

We are a busy and progressive snubbing / live well service company with an awesome 15 day on and 6 day off shift rotation and we are rapidly expanding. We need Operator Assistants (entry level position) and experienced operators. We offer excellent wages, a great benefits package and an awesome working environment with many advancement opportunities. Class 1 or 3 driver’s license and all oilfield tickets are preferred, but we will train the right individuals for our entry level positions. THIS IS A LABOUR INTENSIVE POSITION Fax resumes to: 403-347-3075, attn- Judy.

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

Professionals

PRODUCTION TESTING SUPERVISORS & OPERATORS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to: kathy@dragonsbreathpt.ca

850

1ST or 2ND year.

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

Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: tmorris@ bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

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

Must have tickets and equipment experience. 403-348-1521 or 403-391-1695

“NO SAFETY COPS Growing Central AB. Prod. WANTED” Testing Co. is accepting We want to build a safety resumes for Exp. Supervisculture, NOT enforce one. ors, Night Operators & Operators. Positions are Please submit resume to safety sensitive. A valid hr@alstaroc.com or fax to Driver’s Licence, H2S and 780- 865- 5829 First Aid Tickets are req’d. Please quote job Successful Applicants will # 67950. on your resume. be notified. Please fax resume with current tickets LOCAL SERVICE CO. to (403)887-0343 or email: REQ’S EXP. VACUUM hr@versatileenergy.ca TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

Pacific Valve Services is looking for a F/T VALVE TECHNICIAN / SHOP LABOURER. Driver’s license and abstract must be provided. Please fax resume to (403) 346-8847.

LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced F/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please A&W Village Mall, 58 6320 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 4C6. 403-346-6100 Needs F/T Food Service Supervisor. Shift work, must be flexible. $12-$13.50/hr. Please apply in person or email: ormit@telus.net

website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

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F/T POSITION REQ’D for small accounting firm. Duty include business administration, bookkeeping, corporate & personal tax prep. Exp. & education an asset. Email resume to: reddeerca@gmail.com Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

830

CURRENTLY SEEKING

Heavy Duty Mechanic

CVIP license a must .Manufacturing and Hydraulic system experience an asset. Good hours, competitive wage & benefit package. Fax resume to: 403-309-3360. ELECTRICAL - Q2 Electrical Contractors Ltd is accepting applications for Electrical Apprentices, Beginner to 4th Year. Please fax resume to 403-343-7952, or email to admin@q2electric.com. EXP’D framer req’d. Own vehicle a must. 403-350-5103

First Choice Collision

QUALIFIED DAY AND NIGHT SUPERVISORS

(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

850

P/T Safety Consultant/ Coordinator. Must have NOW HIRING valid safety tickets, G.M. tech or ASEP. principles of health and With good communications safety and train the trainer skill and work ethics would be an asset. to work with award winning P l e a s e f a x r e s u m e t o G.M. dealership in 403-348-8109 or email: Lacombe Alberta. kayla@furixenergy.com Good hrs & bonus. for production. PARTSOURCE Transmission and Req’s P/T delivery driver electrical an asset. to work 3 days per wk Training provided . within the city. Apply to confidential Please apply at 6722 50th email: Ave or fax 403 309 0354 bert.rumsey@telus.net or email: ps791@cantire.ca ARROW PLUMBING Start your career! SERVICES LTD. See Help Wanted WANTED EXPERIENCED QUALIFIED Better than competitive wages & benefits package. Ref’s req’d. Please fax resume to: 403-342-7894 Attn: Brad or call 403-343-6100 CLARK BUILDERS Immediately Requires Superintendents for a Project in Red Deer, AB. Must Have 5-10 yrs exp in Commercial Construction. Strong Communication and Organizational Skills a Must. Contact us at:1-877-416-6815 email: careers@ clarkbuilders.com fax:1-888-403-3051 CLARK BUILDERS requires LABOURERS & CARPENTERS for projects in the Red Deer area. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815 email:careers@ clarkbuilders.com fax: 1-888-403-3051

Trades

ELECTRICIANS NEEDED True Power Electric Requires Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599

Red Deer Windows & Doors LTD Req’s a F/T Installer. Installation exp. is an asset. Very competitive wages. Email resume derry@rdwd.ca or call 403-348-6433

requires

F/T Safety Officer

to help implement & maintain safety programs. Fax resume to: 403-343-1248 or email admin@shunda.ca

860

CLASS 1 DRIVER Must have super B exp., all oilfield tickets, hauling NGL, & clean abstract. Fax 403-347-2940 Attn: Bill

Requires Full Time

Carpenters & Carpenter helpers.

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: admin@shunda.ca

Launch your career with a well known and respected company. Become a part o f t h e s u c c e s s f u l Tr a i l team by applying in person to: Colin Parsons in person at #6 4622 61 Street in the Riverside Industrial District, Red Deer. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates. Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. BOX 11, SITE 2, RR 1 Red Deer, AB Req’s Truck Drivers for 2013 season (April-Oct) in Red Deer. Duties include driving semi truck w/end dump trailer or super b, and some paperwork. Day/night shift avail. Class 1 license req’d. Will train/exp. an asset. Wage $24.27 hrly, 44 hrs weekly. Email resume debbie.lefeuvre@bg-rd.com

Adult Education and Training

Winter

Community Support Worker program GED classes evening and days

Spring

Women in the Trades

CLASS 1 or 3 Drivers needed Please fax or email your driver’s advstract, references and resume to: Mike.castilloux@ lafarge-na.com 403 347 8060(fax)

403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

EXPERIENCED

GLENDALE area.

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 LOCAL ACID Transport company looking for exp’d’ F/T Class 1 truck driver & pressure truck operator. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766

ADULT Carriers Needed For Early morning delivery of the Red Deer Advocate 6 days/wk in

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE WEST PARK

LOOKING for exp’d Class 1 Super B driver, for ice roads, clean drivers abstract. call Dean at 403-588-4345 RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake based Rig Movers/Heavy Haulers seeking pilot car driver and Swampers.Top wages and benefits. email: tom@roncooilfield.ca fax: 403-887-4892

Misc. Help

880

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 CUSTOMER SERVICE A locally owned industrial supply company is looking for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@ aesreddeer.com

AES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD. looking for an energetic/ enthusiastic individual for our receiving department. Fax resume to 403-342-0233 STUCCO Plasterers, & Labourers. Needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. Drivers License pref’d. Call 403-588-5306

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• All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction

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Attributes: • • • • •

Previous experience Organized & Reliable Outgoing Physically fit Mechanically inclined

This is a career position. Salary based on experience and ability Company benefits Top industrial wage for right person

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.

TANK TRUCK DRIVER

GREAT WAGES, EXCELLENT BENEFITS,

Misc. Help

E.C.S. Safety Services Ltd. is looking for a Full Time Onsite Occupational Health Tester. Required to work irregular hours and travel onsite with mobile unit. A background in occupational health or EMT would be beneficial. Testing Includes drug and alcohol, audiometric, and mask fit. Send your resume to employment@ecssafety. com or fax 780-793-8468. www.ecssafety.com

For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in

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

EDMONTON – RED DEER – INNISFAIL – RMH

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reddeeradvocate .com

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED

Northwest Tank Lines seeks an experienced Company Tank Truck Driver We haul Natural Gas Liquids, Molten Sulphur and other dangerous goods.

403-346-0550

The Red Deer Advocate is looking for friendly and outgoing telephone sales people to join our team. Work 4 days per week 4:00 - 8 :00 p.m Great earning potential for the right person. If this is for you please drop off your resume at: The Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer or email to: d.sibbet@ reddeeradvocate.com or rholt@

E-mail bill@unclebensrv.com Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn Bill/Service

860

SEEKING: 3-5 Years’ experience in tank truck driving or a related field. B-Train Experience is a must. Email your resume and a recent abstract to careers@nwtl.ca, or fax them to (403) 250-7801.

EARN EXTRA CASH!!!

BEN

Duties include:

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

Journeyman, Apprentices and Foremans

Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. BOX 11, SITE 2, RR 1 Red Deer, AB Req’s. Landscape Labourers for 2013 season (April-Oct) in Red Deer. Duties include lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs, trees. Will train but exp. an asset. Wage $16.00 hrly, 44 hrs weekly. Email resume to debbie. lefeuvre@bg-rd.com

RV MECHANIC

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

The ideal candidate will be experienced, motivated, and have an uncompromising commitment to safety.

Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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ROSEDALE AREA 72 papers $386/mo.

Accepting applications for local Red Deer work.

BOX 11, SITE 2, RR 1 Red Deer, AB Req’s Farm labourers for 2013 season (April-Oct) in Red Deer. Duties include sod farming and tree nursery. Tree nursery will involve planting, pruning and digging trees. Will train/exp. an asset. Wage $9.75 hr, 60 hrs weekly. Email resume to steve. richardson@bg-rd.com

UNC

$1000.00 SIGNING BONUS, $1000.00 ANNUAL SAFETY BONUSES, $1000.00 REFERRAL BONUSES.

ELECTRICIANS

880

880

Misc. Help

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.

Misc. Help

ACADEMIC Express Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd.

SPARTEK SYSTEMS INC

The ideal candidate will: * be able to maneuver merchandise in excess of 100 lbs * possess exceptional customer service skills * enjoy working within a diverse team * hold a valid driver’s license and a clear drivers abstract

880

Misc. Help

Shipper / Receiver

850

Apply by Fax

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. ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

880

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield equipment and is currently seeking a full-time, permanent

MAINTENANCE FOREMAN

SALES POSITION

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Uncle Ben’s is now hiring for a full time Sales Position. Experience is preferred but not required. Bene½ts & bonus program offered.

• Actively manage, maintain and participate in the Preventative Maintenance Program • Install, trouble-shoot, modify, repair, test, calibrate, commission and maintain all production and nonproduction equipment

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If you are a career minded person who wants to thrive in an exciting industry, then please

leave your resume to the attention of Dave or Brad at Reception Desk or: E-mail: dave@unclebensrv.com Fax: 403-346-1055

Truckers/ Drivers

SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION

Truckers/ Drivers

Red Deers Busiest RV Store

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APPLY NOW

1st & 2nd yr. Plumbers

850

Trades

Seeking Journeyman or In Sylvan Lake, AB is 2nd /3rd year apprentices. seeking quailified Positions for body, prep individuals for and refinishing technicians needed for our car and * QC INSPECTOR light truck division. Top * TECH ILLUSTRATOR wages, bonus programs * MECH ENGINEER and benefit package. Fax * ELEC. ENGINEER resumes to * MACHINIST (403) 343-2160; e-mail choice2@telusplanet.net F o r c o m p l e t e j o b or drop off in person @ #5, d e s c r i p t i o n s , please 7493, 49th Avenue refer to our website at Crescent, Red Deer. www.sparteksystems.com GLASS INSTALLER Applicants please forward resume to: keri.lee@ required in Sylvan Lake, sparteksystems.com AB. Only experienced or fax to 403-887-4050 need apply. Salary depending on exp., Please state which position you are applying for in your full benefit package. Must have driver’s license. cover letter. Call 403-588-6451 or fax WELDER needed for resume to: 403-887-4433. Lacombe shop and portable work. Not your INDUSTRIAL sandblaster typical Mon. - Fri. job. Fax resume 403-340-3800 Benefits after 3 months. Great pay for right individual who is willing to show up and work hard. Serious inquiries only. Please call 403-318-9445 Is accepting applications 8-4:30 Mon. - Fri. for a JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Truckers/ based out of the red deer Drivers location. Successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of ready mix concrete trucks and equipment for our central Alberta operations including Red Deer, APPLIANCE Lacombe, Ponoka and Olds. Knowledge of DELIVERY DRIVER hydraulics and welding is an asset. We offer Family owned & operated, competitive wages, Trail Appliances continues excellent benefits and to grow and due to this, we training opportunities. are looking to expand our Pre-employment screen- delivery department. Trail ing is mandatory. Please offers excellent training fax resume to and a competitive compen403-346-6721 or e-mail to sation and benefit plan. cliebrecht@ We are currently looking lehighcement.com for an experienced Delivery Driver to work out of our Red Deer Warehouse.

is expanding its facility to double production.

• Provide technical recommendations for any equipment issues. Advise necessary upgrades to machines to extend equipment life and increase reliability.

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

Journeyman ticket in HD Mechanics, Electrician, Welder or related trade is an asset. Preference will be given to those with experience in a manufacturing facility.

- Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers

We offer competitive wage and benefits packages

Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included.

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to hr@bilton.ca

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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QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

LUCKY’S KITCHEN located in Jackpot Casino req’s a F/T or P/T exp. short order cook. Please drop resumes off at 4950-47 Ave. after 2 pm. to Eric. No phone calls please

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 D3

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10-12 HOUSE plants $10-$40, 403-342-4572

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

ANDERS AREA Adams Close/ Adair Ave. BOWER AREA Baile Cl. /Boyce St. Beatty Crs./Barrett Dr. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St INGLEWOOD AREA

Isbister Close Issard Close LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc SUNNYBROOK AREA Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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 FIXER’S FURNITURE REFINISHING req’s clean cut reliable person to do stripping & prepping. Apply in person to Bay 2, 4705 60th Street, Red Deer. 8:00-5:00, Mon-Thurs.

HERITAGE LANES BOWLING

Requires F/T mature career oriented help. Must be avail. eves and wknds. Please send resume to: htglanes@telus.net or apply in person

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail Please contact QUITCY

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

60 PEACOCK FEATHERS $1.50 each 7 Company’s Coming Cookbooks, $3 each. 5 Books - Chicken Soup for the Soul, $3 each. 4 Cup Electric Coffee Pot, $3. Large Glass Bowl w/12 large artificial vegetables, $20; large spider plant $6 Call 403-346-2231

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2 Bdrms, 1.5 bath w/5 appls. $1225/mo + utils, SD $1225. Small pre approved pets welcome! Sorry no smoking. Available Feb 1st. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Nicole 403-318-4225

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SUITES FOR RENT THREE HILLS Affordable housing for low income, single adults of 279139 any age, F/S, water/sewer included. $400/mo, $400 DD.Further information & SUV's applications available at www.studiosalberta.com or by calling 1-888-963-5698 2004 KIA SORRENTO LX V6 a.t., 4X4, loaded, top c o n d . , 11 8 , 7 9 2 k m s . , Mobile $4500 obo 403-396-4789 Lot 403-505-3113

Trucks

5050

LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. 2002 FORD EXPLORER. Sharon 403-340-0225 7 pass. Eddie Bauer edit. fully loaded, exc. shape, $6800 obo 403-340-2042

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5190

Auto Wreckers

2009 F350 King Ranch diesel 4x4 Nav $33888 Sport & Import 348 8788

RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

2004 SIERRA SLT Crew Cab,151,000 km, 1 owner, non-smoker, no accidents, synthetic fluids, summer & winter tires on GM rims. Leather, Nav, DVD, Backup Cam, 1-mile remote start, Line-X box liner. Asking $16,500. 403-343-9415 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5200

50 BUCKS CASH for complete scrap vehicles 403-302-1848

A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585

WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629 Buying or Selling 1991 FORD Ranger E/C. your home? V6, 5 spd., not bad shape, Check out Homes for Sale $1250, 403-304-5035 in Classifieds 1997 CHEV 1/2 ton. 2 whl. dr. Nice, lots of extras. Sitting in storage. Must sell. $3500 obo. 587-877-3744

Public Notices

6010

ASAP STORAGE

5050

Trucks

5100

2003 27’ WINNEBAGO Class A motorhome low mileage, 1 slide, new tires, asking $58,900.obo for more info call 403-783-2460

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3190

Motorhomes

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL

Goods will be disposed of on 21 Jan/13 by ASAP Storage at their discretion to satisfy outstanding Balances for storage rental incurred by the following:

KEITH FRASER BRAD JONES KEN ROVENSKY ROBERT WILKINS Dated in the City of Red Deer in the Province of AB, January 7, 2013.

2010 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, sunroof, htd. lthr., long box, 118393 kms, $34888, 348-8788, Sport & Import

ASAP STORAGE

1992 DODGE crew cab V8, auto, great cond. 403-318-3040

207 Pine St., Red Deer County, AB T4P 3T2

(403) 391-4227

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Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. LARGE china cabinet, top section glass, lower section oak w/4 doors and shelving $150, 403-986-6566 QUEENSIZE bed, w/ pillowtop, “Natura”, asking $200, 403-347-7858 SOLID oak gossip bench w/glass door book storage $175; 5 metal frame stacking chairs $25 403-314-2026

WANTED

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

Manufactured Homes

Manufactured Homes

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Number of nurses increase, but access uneven

OBESITY LEADS TO MORE THAN DIABETES OR HEART DISEASE

THE CANADIAN PRESS

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In this June 26, 2012, photo, two overweight women hold a conversation in New York. A new poll suggests that while more than 7 in 10 Americans can correctly tick off heart disease and diabetes as obesity’s most serious consequences, few Americans are aware of the lesser-known health consequences such as worsening some types of cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea and even infertility. Only about one-quarter of people think it’s possible for someone to be very overweight and still healthy, according to the poll by The Associated PressNORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

TORONTO — The number of nurses has been rising in Canada, says a new report, but associations that represent the profession say their distribution is uneven across the country, leaving patients in some areas with inadequate access to care. In its annual report on the nursing workforce released Thursday, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) said there were more than 360,000 regulated nurses employed across the country by the end of 2011, a jump of eight per cent since 2007. While this rate of growth was nearly twice the rate of the increase in the population, the number of registered nurses per 100,000 Canadians remains below the peak reached in the early 1990s, the report said. CIHI also found that more than 56 per cent of nurses were working full time in 2011, and more than half of younger nurses found full-time employment within the first five years of entering the workforce after graduation. Rachel Bard, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association, said that while the overall increase in nurses is heartening, there continue to be underserviced areas, particularly at the community level. “There is a decrease of nurses going into the community right now, so we have to try to understand what’s happening there,” Bard said from Ottawa. To transform the health-care system, the national association believes there needs to be a shift in how human resources are deployed. “We need to move outside the walls of ... hospitals and really move to primary health-care services so we reach people where they’re at in the community and in their homes,” said Bard. “It is critical that we increase the underserviced areas in the community and the vulnerable populations,” she said, noting that the CIHI report shows the number of community-based nurses dropped to 33,729 in 2011 from 36,227 a year earlier. The report found the proportion of nurses under age 35 made up almost 24 per cent of the nursing workforce in 2011, up from 21 per cent in 2007.

Cancer society backs lung screening for older, heavy smokers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After decades of qualms about lung cancer screening, the American Cancer Society says there now is enough evidence to recommend it, but only for current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74 and after a frank talk about risks and benefits. The new guidelines, announced Friday, are a cautious but exciting step against the world’s most deadly cancer, doctors who wrote the advice say. It is based on a big study in 2011 that found annual, low-dose CT scans — a type of X-ray — could cut the chances of dying of lung cancer by 20 per cent and from any cause by nearly 7 per cent. The study only included older people who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Whether screening would help others isn’t known, so scans were not advised for them. “We’re trying to make sure we restrict harm that might come from screening,” such as unneeded biopsies and follow-up procedures when scans falsely suggest cancer, said Dr. Richard Wender, family medicine chief at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Lung cancer is fairly rare before age 55, so “the benefits of screening are going to be less if you start at a younger age.” Wender, a former Cancer Society president, led the guidelines panel. Three of its 20 members have ties to companies that make cancer treatment or imaging products. The scans cost $100 to as much as $400 and are not covered by Medicare or private

insurers. “We believe insurance companies should cover this test for the right people — not for everybody,” Wender said. More than 160,000 people die of lung cancer in the United States alone each year, and the vast majority are diagnosed after the disease has spread. Cancer screening has provoked great argument in recent years, especially over when and how often women should get mammograms and whether men should have PSA blood tests to look for prostate cancer. Some of the most influential guidelines come from a government-appointed panel — the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — but it hasn’t considered lung cancer screening since 2004, when it said there wasn’t enough evidence to recommend for or against it. An update is in the works now. The Cancer Society used to recommend screening with chest X-rays but withdrew that advice in 1980 after studies showed they weren’t saving lives. Since then, the CT scans have come into wider use, and several medical groups backed limited screening with them. Many private companies also market CT scans directly to the public, including for some who are at lower risk for lung cancer than the people in major studies have been. WellStar Health System, a network of hospitals and private doctors in suburban Atlanta, has screened nearly 900 people since 2008. Less than 3 per cent were referred for lung biopsies because of

suspicious findings, and of those, 70 per cent turned out to have lung cancer, said screening co-ordinator Vickie Beckler. The system generally follows the advice of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a group of top cancer centres, but eligibility for scans is “a very fluid area” that’s being refined, she said. Patients younger than 50 need a doctor’s referral for a scan, but if they want one and have major risk factors, “it should be their prerogative to have access to screening as long as they understand the risks and benefits involved and come to that decision with their physician,” she said. Kathy DeJoseph, 62, of suburban Atlanta, is glad she was screened as part of a study at WellStar. Several years of scans found nothing but last year, one detected cancer. “I’d have been dead had I not had that scan,” she said. “I was very, very lucky.” She also finally quit smoking after 40 years to qualify for lung cancer surgery. Counselling smokers on how to quit is part of the Cancer Society’s guidance. Having a scare from a scan “is a great motivator for people to quit smoking — fear that they might have had lung cancer, that they dodged a bullet, really causes people to change and take a look at their behaviour,” Wender said. People also should be told that a normal scan doesn’t mean no change is needed. “The absolute worse thing that would happen” is people thinking “now I’m safe and I can continue smoking,” he said.

Flu widespread throughout United States, some areas easing a bit THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Flu is now widespread in all but three states as the nation grapples with an earlier-thannormal season. But there was one bit of good news Friday: The number of hard-hit areas declined. The flu season in the U.S. got under way a month early, in December, driven by a strain that tends to make people sicker. That led to worries that it might be a bad season, following one of the mildest flu seasons in recent memory. The latest numbers, however, hint that the flu season may already have peaked in some spots, like in the South. Still, officials there and in other places are bracing for more sickness. In Ohio, administrators at Miami University are anxious that a bug that hit employees will spread to students when they return to the Oxford campus next week. “Everybody’s been sick. It’s miserable,” said Ritter Hoy, a spokeswoman for the 17,000-student school. Despite the early start, health officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot. The vaccine is considered a good — though not perfect — protection against getting really sick from the flu. Flu was widespread in 47 states last week, up from 41 the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The only states without widespread flu were California, Mississippi and Hawaii. The number of hard-hit states fell to 24 from 29, where larger numbers of people were treated for flu-like illness. Now off that list: Florida, Arkansas and South Carolina in the South, the first region hit this flu season. Recent flu reports included holiday weeks when some doctor’s offices were closed, so it will probably take a couple more weeks to get a better picture, CDC officials said Friday. Experts say

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Stephanie Dugger, 20, of Apache Junction, gets a flu shot from nurse Bhagwati Bhakta at Mollen Immunization Clinics in Scottsdale, Ariz. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Arizona health officials say flu activity is widespread in the state this week with influenza reported in 14 of its 15 counties. so far say the season looks moderate. “Only time will tell how moderate or severe this flu season will be,” CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said Friday in a teleconference with reporters. The government doesn’t keep a running tally of adult deaths from the flu, but estimates that it kills about 24,000 people in an average year. Nationally, 20 children have died from the flu this season. Flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone 6 months or older. Since the swine flu epidemic in 2009, vaccination rates have increased in the U.S., but more than half of Americans

haven’t gotten this year’s vaccine. Nearly 130 million doses of flu vaccine were distributed this year, and at least 112 million have been used. Vaccine is still available, but supplies may have run low in some locations, officials said. To find a shot, “you may have to call a couple places,” said Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, who tracks the flu in Iowa. In midtown Manhattan, Hyrmete Sciuto got a flu shot Friday at a drugstore. She skipped it in recent years, but news reports about the flu this week worried her. During her commute from Edgewa-

ter, N.J., by ferry and bus, “I have people coughing in my face,” she said. “I didn’t want to risk it this year.” The vaccine is no guarantee, though, that you won’t get sick. On Friday, CDC officials said a recent study of more than 1,100 people has concluded the current flu vaccine is 62 per cent effective. That means the average vaccinated person is 62 per cent less likely to get a case of flu that sends them to the doctor, compared to people who don’t get the vaccine. That’s in line with other years. The vaccine is reformulated annually, and this year’s is a good match to the viruses going around. The flu’s early arrival coincided with spikes in flu-like illnesses caused by other bugs, including a new norovirus that causes vomiting and diarrhea, or what is commonly known as “stomach flu.” Those illnesses likely are part of the heavy traffic in hospital and clinic waiting rooms, CDC officials said. Europeans also are suffering an early flu season, though a milder strain predominates there. China, Japan, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Algeria and the Republic of Congo have also reported increasing flu. Flu usually peaks in midwinter. Symptoms can include fever, cough, runny nose, head and body aches and fatigue. Some people also suffer vomiting and diarrhea, and some develop pneumonia or other severe complications. Most people with flu have a mild illness. But people with severe symptoms should see a doctor. They may be given antiviral drugs or other medications to ease symptoms. Some shortages have been reported for children’s liquid Tamiflu, a prescription medicine used to treat flu. But health officials say adult Tamiflu pills are available, and pharmacists can convert those to doses for children.


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Canadian set decorator hopes to cap illustrious 30-year career with an Oscar JIM ERICKSON NOMINATED FOR WORK ON ‘LINCOLN’ THE CANADIAN PRESS After more than 30 years working in Hollywood, doing set decoration on a wide range of films from “Watchmen” to “There Will Be Blood” and “Lincoln,” Jim Erickson of Salt Spring Island, B.C. is almost ready to retire. There’s just one more thing to do: attend the Oscars. On Feb. 24, Erickson, 62, will be in the running along with colleague Rick Carter for the best production design Academy Award, for their work on “Lincoln.” It’s Erickson’s second nomination — he was also recognized for “There Will Be Blood” — and he swears the cliche is true: it really is an honour just to be nominated. “Of course I’d like to win the Oscar, who wouldn’t, but it’s also just being recognized. To get the nomination — and this is so Canadian of me to say — but to get the nomination is quite wonderful because it’s from your peers, it’s from other filmmakers, it’s not from the public, it’s not from the teen idol group, it’s from people who work in the business and take it seriously,” says Erickson in an interview. “So it’s a wonderful feeling.” He’s looking forward to putting on a tux and walking the red carpet again — although he playfully points out he likely won’t be strutting alongside Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field or any of the other stars in “Lincoln.” “There are two red carpets, there’s the one red carpet that you see on television where there’s the stars and the directors and ... the rest of us go down another carpet and no one really cares,” Erickson says with a laugh. “It’s red but you’re waving at people who don’t even want to look at you.” Ask him what he remembers about his first big Oscar night and he’s similarly self-deprecating. “Losing to Dante Ferretti (who worked on ”Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street“), that’s about the only thing I remember,” he jokes. “But it’s a fun night and also the week up to it there’s parties and receptions. The Canadian consulate puts on a wonderful reception for Canadiannominated people, that was one of the highlights.” Erickson says “Lincoln” offered the perfect opportunity to leave the business with a project he’d remember, including the chance to work with Steven

Spielberg. “I had such a great career and after ’Lincoln’ I just said, ’There’s just not much else that I can think of that I want to do.’ I consciously made decisions on scripts and projects that I wanted to do to get experience and learn about things and the past and the present and a little bit of the future,” he says. “There’s a nice broad spectrum of films (on my resume) and I’ve had a really wonderful career. So why not go out on a high point instead of dribbling out toward the end?” There were interesting challenges for Erickson in taking on “Lincoln,” especially since it was his first project dealing with the Civil War-era. “You don’t want anything to be (historically) incorrect — or at least I don’t — but there are times you have to make choices that are for a visual effect,” he explains. “You may choose a colour of wallpaper that didn’t exist at that time because you want to say something with that colour, or make a design statement, but it’s always important to me to be as historically accurate as I can.” Maintaining the film’s dimly lit look was part of the production’s commitment to historical accuracy, even if it meant much of Erickson’s set decoration work was clouded by darkness. In brainstorming about how the film should look, he brought in some gasfuelled light fixtures from the era to show the production team just how dim homes were in the 1800s. “We all sat in the dark and I said, ’This is how much light comes off one of these fixtures. We don’t want to light up the whole world,”’ he recalls. “It was one of the first times in my life and in my career that I felt — and this is due to the lighting — that it really felt like what I think mid 19th century houses and interiors and exteriors would look like. “You can’t see everything but you feel everything’s there.... I don’t expect to see (all the set decoration), it’s not necessary. What’s necessary is I gave the environment to the actors and the director and they felt they were at home.” He’s now planning to enjoy more time on idyllic Salt Spring Island, which has a population of just over 10,000. “I want to grow some food, I have a dog, I want to spend time here,” Erickson says. “My garlic got blue ribbon at the fall fair here!”

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In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, US singer Alicia Keys performs on stage during the German TV game show “Wetten, dass...? (Bet it...?) in Freiburg, southern Germany. Keys is scheduled to perform at one of Obama’s inaugural events along with Usher and Katy Perry.

Big names set to perform at Obama Inaugural events THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is drawing an A-list of performers for his inaugural festivities, including a massive ball expected to draw more than 35,000 revelers. Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley are among the stars announced Friday to sing at Obama’s inaugural balls Jan. 21 and a children’s concert on Jan. 19. Also signed up are Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and the cast of “Glee.” The concert and the two official inaugural balls are being held at the Washington Convention Center over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend when Obama begins his second term. The performers join Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, already announced for Obama’s signing ceremony Jan. 21 on the West Front of the Capitol. Other event performers include pop-rap foursome Far East Movement, Grammy-nominated pop-rock trio fun., R&B boy band Mindless Behavior, rapper Nick Cannon and youth gospel choir Soul Children of Chicago. Inaugural organizers aren’t saying yet which performances will be at which convention centre event. Robinson told The Associated Press he’ll be at The Inaugural Ball with his own band, but he isn’t sure yet which songs he’ll sing. Robinson said he’s al-

ways happy to perform when the president asks because he’s so proud of the first family. “I’ve been in the White House many, many, many times for many presidents and this is the first time for me that it’s really felt like when I go to the White House or something like that, it feels like you’re going to your family’s,” Robinson said. “It feels like you’re going home because that’s how they treat me and that’s how they treat my wife.” While Obama has cut the number of inaugural balls lower than any president since Dwight Eisenhower was first sworn into office in 1953, the two celebrations will be elaborate. The larger of the events, simply called The Inaugural Ball, is expected to draw more than 35,000 in a reflection of the quadrennial demand in Washington to toast the president in person on such a historic day. The Inaugural Ball is being held across all 700,000 square feet of the Washington Convention Center’s five exhibit halls, which four years ago held six separate balls. The second gala is the Commander In Chief’s Ball, a tradition started by President George W. Bush to honour the military. Doubling in size from four years ago to about 4,000, it’s being held on the third-floor ballroom of the convention hall a mile from the White House. Tickets are free for invitees, including active-duty and reserve troops, Medal of Honor recipients and wounded warriors.

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This undated publicity film image provided by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows elite Navy SEALs raiding Osama Bin Laden’s compound in the dark night in Columbia Pictures’ gripping new thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty.”

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO, Ontario — The Oscarnominated “Zero Dark Thirty” opened in Canada on Friday and star Jason Clarke wants viewers to know that there is more to the film than its controversial torture scenes. The movie — about the hunt for Osama bin Laden — has sparked intense media coverage for its suggestion that techniques like sleep deprivation and sexual humiliation were a necessary evil in tracking down the terrorist mastermind. And while Clarke, who plays an interrogator in the film, says it’s great that people are talking about “Zero Dark Thirty,” he wants them to know there is more to it than torture. “What I do hope is that (the media coverage doesn’t) inundate viewers and the public to say that’s what the film is about, because it’s not,” he said in an interview from Los Angeles. “ “I mean there’s a lot more talk about this film than just the first 30 minutes.” “Zero Dark Thirty” was nominated for a best picture Oscar on Thursday but made headlines because director Kathryn Bigelow did not receive a nod. She was the toast of Hollywood two years ago when she became the first female director to win an Academy Award — for “The Hurt Locker.” “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jessica Chastain — who plays a CIA operative obsessed with the bin Laden mission — received a nomination Thursday for best actress.

Clarke was stunned by the Bigelow omission, and had high praise for Chastain — saying that she would deserve a nomination even if there was a “best actor full-stop” category, that didn’t specify gender. Clarke — who will also appear in the upcoming “The Great Gatsby” — speaks effusively about his experience making “Zero Dark Thirty.” He says Bigelow was drawn by the fact that he’d travelled extensively. “She knew that we were going to be shooting in some strange locations, you know, in Jordan and in India. I think she needed to know, probably after ’The Hurt Locker,’ that it takes a person who’s able to deal with that ... like in ’The Hurt Locker,’ strange foreign place with oppressive heat.” He also said travel is also a way of life for many CIA agents, particularly field agents: “they go and they take jobs ... and set up in these far-flung locations of the world and they gather information.” Immersing himself in the local culture during the “Zero Dark Thirty” shoot, he said, helped him find his character. “That was great.... You go to the local bathhouses, you talk to some of the locals, you catch up with some students, you just go meet people, you know? You’ve got to find out where to do your washing ... I love going to the restaurants on the street and talking to locals seeing how they feel about what’s going on politically there, or what’s going on with the football, what’s going on religion-wise.”

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A cleric’s return throws Pakistan politics into turmoil Qadri quit in 2004 over what he says was disgust with the ruling system and moved to Canada in 2006. Since then he spent most of his time in Canada with occasional trips to Pakistan or other countries to promote his agenda. He earned praise in the West when he came out with a 600-page fatwa in 2010 condemning terrorism, using the same language in the Qur’an and Islam that militants often use to justify their actions. He’s spoken at such institutions as Georgetown University and the United States Institute for Peace, and held rallies in Britain against extremism. Supporters say the fatwa led to death threats, and his security precautions are obvious at his events. A man with a Kalashnikov rifle watched over as he spoke this week to a crowd of lawyers supporting next week’s march, and people entering his home and offices are patted down for weapons. But it is his anti-government message that has drawn the most support in Pakistan. Many people are frustrated with a political system they believe is corrupt and dominated by two political parties: the Pakistan People’s Party, which controls the government, and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. Both are political dynasties run by powerful families: the PPP is controlled by the Bhutto family and run by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain politician Benazir Bhutto. The PML-N is the party of the Sharifs, a powerful family from the largest province, Punjab. After five years of democracy, Pakistanis are grappling with widespread

Qadri says he does not want to delay the election and that the caretaker government could implement his proposed reforms within days. But he has also said that if it takes longer than 90 days, then it’s perfectly fine — and constitutional — for the caretaker government to stay on. That has alarmed critics who fear that a caretaker government could last months and even years. In a country with a history of military coups, some Pakistanis fear that Qadri is doing the bidding of the military in an effort to delay elections indefinitely. In an interview with The Associated Press, Qadri denied any connection to the military and said his aim is to destroy the current political system in which he contends a few powerful families control the political process. It is a system that he says is deeply corrupt and a democracy in name only. “People were waiting for someone to raise a voice for true democracy,” he said. “They (the current government) have almost finished their tenure of five years. They have delivered nothing to the people of Pakistan except terrorism, extremism, worsening law and order situation, hunger, poverty, lack of education, lack of health facilities, and unemployment.” Qadri spoke from his residence near the headquarters of Minhaj-ul-Qur’an, a religious and social welfare organization that he founded. The group says it has a presence in 90 countries, runs hundreds of schools in Pakistan along with an ambulance service in Lahore, and provides aid to people affected by recent flooding. A one-time member of parliament,

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAHORE, Pakistan — To his supporters, Tahir-ul-Qadri is a saviour of Pakistan’s fragile democracy who will right the country ahead of elections expected to take place this spring. To his detractors, he is a shady religious figure bent on derailing the vote, possibly at the behest of the country’s powerful military. After years in Canada, Qadri returned to Pakistan last month and gave a speech demanding that sweeping election reforms be implemented before the vote. His appearance in Lahore drew tens, possibly hundreds, of thousands of supporters into the streets. Since then, Pakistani media and political figures have closely followed his every word, and Qadri plans to lead his followers in a march on the capital next Monday. Qadri, 61, is a charismatic Sunni Muslim cleric with a large following that extends outside Pakistan. He has a reputation for speaking out against terrorism and promoting his message through hundreds of books, an online television channel and videos. Now, Qadri’s focus is on Pakistan’s election laws. He is suggesting vaguely worded changes, such as making sure candidates are honest as well as ending exploitation and income disparities so that poor people are free to vote for whomever they want. Under Pakistan’s constitution, a caretaker government takes over for 60 to 90 days before an election and presides over the vote in a show of impartiality.

power outages that leave them freezing in the winter and boiling in the summer, frequent terror attacks and rampant corruption. For many, Qadri represents hope. “We really feel that he can bring change to the electoral system,” said Aqeel Ahmed Rana, who owns a textile business in Lahore. But other Pakistanis question whether he’s a front for Pakistan’s powerful military. The military in the past has also suggested that free and fair elections can be held only after the system is cleaned up, said Raza Rumi, director of the Islamabad-based Jinnah Institute. “His clear stance is that elections should be delayed, that we should cleanse the electoral system and then go for elections. This is also the military line,” Rumi said. “The best way to clean up is through the democratic process itself. Let the people clean up.” The Pakistani military is widely believed to dislike both the PPP and the PML-N and want a more pliable government that would protect its interests, though it has denied playing any role in Qadri’s campaign. In a country where conspiracy theories abound, there are also rumours the U.S. and Britain are backing him, something both their embassies have denied. Many detractors ask why he’s returned now, just when Pakistan is poised to have an all-important transition from one civilian government to another. Why did he not come back in 2008 when the civilian government was first elected and then work from within the country for reforms?

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