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Expenses stay on budget EIGHT COUNCILLORS USED $39,144, OR 48% OF THEIR COLLECTIVE EXPENSE ALLOTMENT BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The average Red Deer city councillor racked up nearly $5,000 in expenses in 2012. On top of an annual salary of $51,616, each city councillor has up to $10,926 a year for expenses like conference and seminar registrations, business travel, mileage, office supplies and professional development. Overall, the eight councillors used a total of $39,144 or 48 per cent of their collective $87,408 expenses allotment. Coun. Dianne Wyntjes was top spender, using $9,678.66 or 94 per cent of her budget.
She spent $1,532.25 on seminar and conference registrations; $5,477.62 on business travel; $1,455.48 on mileage; and $1,213.13 on office supplies and miscellaneous items. Wyntjes said she looks at it as managing her budget as opposed to being the top spender on council. “I didn’t go over budget, which I think is important,” said Wyntjes. “There’s an expectation from our citizens and voters that we as councillors are knowledgeable and that we participate. And if there’s issues we don’t learn about, we dig in and find out more information so we are able to contribute and make effective decisions.” Some expenses were incurred, for example, while attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference in Saskatoon, the Alberta Urban
Municipalities Association conference in Edmonton, Red Deer’s Festival of Trees business luncheon and participating in the Chamber of Commerce speaker series. Wyntjes said councillors have different working styles and some may attend more events or workshops than others because of work commitments and other priorities. Coun. Buck Buchanan claimed the least expenses, $1,860 or 18 per cent of his budget. He spent $113 on seminar and conference registration; $677 on business travel; $500.85 on mileage; and $218.27 on office supplies and miscellaneous.
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SEX ASSAULT TRIAL
Crown must prove disabled man unable to give consent BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The case of a Ponoka man accused of sexually assaulting a client with cerebral palsy hangs on the Crown proving that the disabled man was unable to give consent. Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Vital Ouellette cautioned Crown prosecutor Jillian Brown on Tuesday that the onus is on her to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the 31-year-old disabled Red Deer man was unable or unwilling to consent to a sex act. Leo Denis Ducharme, 59, stands accused of sexually assaulting a client while working as a caregiver at a private home in Red Deer. The de facto complainant, who can’t be identified, has had cerebral palsy since birth and is unable to talk or walk. He can make some limited gestures with one hand, a “rudimentary sign language” understood by family members, and has a constricted ability to nod or shake his head. But Ouellette pointed out that the complainant did graduate from Grade 12 in 2000, albeit in a modified public school program. “He has mental capacity and the ability to (indicate) yes or no.” His mother testified that her son has about 25 per cent of the normal range of head motions — and even less so when lying down as he was during the alleged incident on Aug. 9, 2010.
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Iron Ridge Elementary School students cross the CP Rail line after school in Blackfalds on Tuesday. A well tramped trail through the snow indicates it is a popular shortcut rather than walking to a marked crossing. One father is calling for safety measures to prevent children from crossing the tracks where it is unsafe. Please see related story on page C1.
Coun. Jefferies enters Red Deer’s mayoral race BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Third-term Red Deer city Coun. Cindy Jefferies is throwing her hat into the mayoral race. Jefferies confirmed on Tuesday that her name will be on the ballot in the Oct. 21 municipal election. “I’ve given it quite a bit of thought over the last nine or 10 months,” said Jefferies. “It’s a natural step for me to take.” Jefferies said now that her three sons are older, the timing is right for her to take on more responsibility. “I think I can provide some leadership in the mayor’s chair,” said Jefferies. “I think Cindy Jefferies a lot of people thought this was coming. It’s really just announcing what I intend to do. Certainly it will be a
while before our campaign runs out in full swing.” Jefferies was first elected in 2004, along with Coun. Tara Veer, who is rumoured to be making a bid for mayor, too. Veer said on Tuesday it is too early for her to announce her intentions. Jefferies said advocacy and strengthening relationships at the local, provincial and federal levels will be part of her mandate. “It’s time for Red Deer to be noticed and be on the map,” said Jefferies, who turns 50 in June. “We play a key role in the province and will continue to play an important role. I think we can make a little more noise about that.” Mayor Morris Flewwelling has announced he’s not running again. He said it would not be appropriate for him to endorse any one candidate, particularly if more than one person from the current council is running. “I must say, it doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Flewwelling, who has sat on council for 21 years as either mayor or councillor. “I know what it takes. She would be the strongest candidate of those who have declared so far.” Also running for mayor are newcomers Chad Ma-
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son and Matt Chapin, who announced their intentions late last year. Flewwelling said he doesn’t think someone without recent municipal experience could expect to run and win the mayor’s seat. “If they were able to know just what is involved and the load that it is, I think they would say ‘I better go to council first and earn my spurs on council. Then decide there’s a time I should run for mayor,’ ” said Flewwelling. Jefferies sits on several committees, including: audit, Downtown Business Association of Red Deer, Westerner Exposition Board, Emergency Management, Governance and Policy and Municipal Planning Commission. She previously spent nine years on the Red Deer Public School District board, six as chairperson, and at one time she was the Business/Education Partnership program co-ordinator at the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. She is married and has three sons aged 15, 18 and 20.
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Police have identified the victims — two of them children — of what they describe as a ‘horrific’ double-murder and suicide that has rocked a sleepy bedroom community on the outskirts of Ottawa. A5
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EXPENSES: Fairly generous budget Mayor Morris Flewwelling said the expense budget tends to be fairly generous and council operates on the understanding if “we don’t need it, we don’t spend it.” There are no carry forwards and it would not be conceivable for a councillor to dip into his budget to help another councillor who may be short. “You make sure none of us in deprived of a very important opportunity in the community,” said Flewwelling. “For example, Coun. Wyntjes has attended many community fairs and exhibitions representing Red Deer in their parades. There’s usually handouts and some other expenses. I know she did a lot, as did Coun. Lynne Mulder, which is going to buck them up.” As mayor, Flewwelling is paid an annual salary of $86,684 and has an expense budget of $25,997. The mayor’s office also has an annual public relations budget of $155,425, with increases of $110,000 (to $265,425 in 2012) and $140,000 (to $295, 425 in 2013) included to support centennial planning and events. Last year, Flewwelling spent $20,849.38, or 80 per cent of his allotment, on expenses and $213,941, or 81 per cent, of his public relations budget. “I always try to manage that budget so I always have some funds for what arises,” said Flewwelling. “In a year of a lot of activity, there’s more expense and a year with less activity or fewer activity, there’s less expense.” In previous years, councillors were paid a per diem rate but this was discontinued in November 2011. The only exception is when councillors attend non-city committees such as Federation of Canadian Municipalities. In this case, they are paid at a rate of $235 a day or $35 an hour for fewer than eight hours. Mayor and council expense tallies are available under City Council online at www.reddeer.ca. Council expenses in 2012: ● Coun. Dianne Wyntjes –– $9,678 ● Coun. Paul Harris –– $8,474 ● Coun. Cindy Jefferies –– $5,894 ● Coun. Frank Wong –– $3,975 ● Coun. Chris Stephan –– $3,797 ● Coun. Lynne Mulder –– $3,340 ● Coun. Tara Veer –– $2,123.46 ● Coun. Buck Buchanan –– $1,860 ● Mayor Morris Flewwelling –– $20,849 (expenses) and $213,941 (public relations) email@example.com
TRIAL: Mother witnessed suggestive arm motions The mother, who can’t be named to protect her son’s identity, told court she twice saw Ducharme making unusual and suggestive arm motions while standing over her disabled son as he was lying prone in his bed. Both times, she said she witnessed Ducharme from behind, as he was making these elbow movements. She was in another room, and when Ducharme heard her approaching, she said he stopped the repetitive motions. The third time she saw Ducharme behaving in this “suspicious” manner, the mother said she was able to get to the foot of her son’s bed without Ducharme noticing her approach. That was when, she told the court, she saw the caregiver “stroking” her son’s genitals. “I asked him what he was doing and he said he was trying to make him feel better,” she said, adding that her son had recently been in hospital with kidney stone problems. The mother recalled that she told Ducharme “that was sex assault and not part of the job he was supposed to be doing.” She had hired the caregiver 10 months previously to come to the house for one hour Monday to Friday morning to help get her son dressed, lift him out of bed and into his wheelchair. Ducharme also visited with the disabled man to provide some respite while his mother walked the dog. On cross examination, Ponoka lawyer Craig Paterson, suggested that Ducharme’s actions were misconstrued and he could have only been wiping the man’s genitals, as the disabled client sometimes had incontinence problems. “I’ve never used that motion to clean him,” said the mother, who had earlier testified that Ducharme was not expected to bath her son with a washcloth on
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Tyler Braun, left, of Red Deer and Mathew Cardinal of Edmonton perform an acoustic set in the food court at Parkland Mall on Tuesday. Two Tuesdays a month the Parkland Mall and Adrenaline Clothing and Boardsports are bringing in Central Alberta Artists to perform. The events are family friendly and everyone is invited to enjoy the local talent that Red Deer and surrounding communities have to offer says Parkland Mall marketing director Krista Dunstan, The next performance will take place Tuesday, Jan. 29, by the fireplace in the Food Court. his own — although sometimes she did ask Ducharme to assist with this in her presence. “Perhaps your style of washing may be different than somebody else’s,” responded Paterson. The defence lawyer also raised the possibility that consent to a sex act could have been given by the disabled man by nodding his head. The question of the complainant’s mental competency was left unanswered on Tuesday. While some people who are physically stricken with cerebral palsy are not mentally disabled, the mother said her son was only evaluated as an elementary school student and she did not know his “mental age.” The Crown can’t call a medical expert this late in the trial. And Brown declined to comment on why a medical opinion was not sought earlier. However she’s the third Crown prosecutor to work on the case, with one bowing out due to a pregnancy leave and another one taking it on temporarily. A late attempt by Brown to put the disabled man on the witness stand earlier raised objections from Paterson and was ultimately refused by Ouellette. The Justice said the Crown had indicated for the last year and a half — including in a letter written
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CALGARY — While ordinary Albertans waited three years for a colon cancer test, patients at a private clinic were treated in just weeks under an informal agreement with Calgary’s flagship colon care screening clinic, an inquiry was told Tuesday. Three staffers from the Forzani and MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre testified that when it came to non-urgent tests, they were directed to slot Helios Wellness Centre patients in as soon as possible, bumping other non-urgent patients down the list. “It was a common practice with Helios to make sure they were a priority,” testified Samantha Mallyon, a clerk who quit the publicly funded Forzani Centre in 2011 due to frustration over management. The inquiry was told Helios was a prestigious private clinic providing care to “executive patients.” Mallyon said the favoured patients were funnelled through three doctors at the Forzani Clinic. “I assumed that it was an agreement between the clinics.
I assumed that it was something to do with AHS (the government management body Alberta Health Services),” she said. “I never questioned it to management.” But she said the clerks were irked. “More just griping,” she said. “Wondering why these patients were priority versus others.” If borne out, it would be the first example at the inquiry of organized, systemic queue-jumping in the provincial health system. Some doctors have already testified to examining friends and colleagues in an ad hoc fashion after hours as personal favours. The Forzani Centre opened just over four years ago at the Foothills Medical Centre and is run in conjunction with the University of Calgary and the province. When constructed, it was billed as the first dedicated stand-alone clinic to test for colon cancer, treating more than 10,000 patients a year. Forzani clerk David Beninger testified when he joined the facility in 2011, he noticed that patients
from Helios, located nearby, were being moved up the queue for routine tests. Sometimes, the inquiry heard, Helios staff would walk the patients right into the Forzani clinic. Beninger said he raised concerns with other doctors and staff, but said no one wanted to hear about it, let alone pursue it. He said the normal wait for non-urgent colon cancer screenings at that time was about three years. “Private patients of Helios were being seen at our clinic sooner,” said Beninger. He said he never found out why. “It just kind of felt like it was accepted. It was part of the culture,” he said. Forzani clerk Dayna Sutherland said she would get the word from her supervisors, from nurses, or just see sticky notes on Helios patient forms to get those patients in to be seen as soon as possible. She said the cases fell outside proper procedure, but she did it anyway. “I did it because I was directed to do it by someone in a superior position,” she said.
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THE CANADIAN PRESS MEDICINE HAT — A woman who faked cancer and stole from her employers and from charitable funds has been sentenced to three years in prison. Renee Frank pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven offences between November 2009 and December 2012. Court was told Frank began collecting provincial income support payments after claiming she was unable to work due to illness. She was hired by Community Employment Services for a $40,000 a year position but still collected more than $13,000 in government support. At the same time, Frank provided her employers with a forged doctor’s letter from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary stating she was suffering from cancer. Frank was able to secure reduced work hours and days off for treatment as well as other considerations. She was terminated in late August 2010 once the forgery was discovered. Four days after her termination, Frank was hired by Penn West, and used company credit cards to pay bills as well as purchase electronics, hotel stays and other personal expenses. She also collected nearly $1,500 through Penn West charity drives but kept the money. Penn West, on discovery of the fraud, repaid those funds to the involved charities. In the end, the court determined she stole or defrauded $44,000 from various employers, including a wedding supply company, an oilfield firm and a hotel chain. “It stands patently obvious this woman has no restraint in who she victimizes,” said Judge Darwin Greaves in handing down a three-year federal sentence. Frank has also been ordered to repay the $44,000. A 39-year-old Calgary man who faked having cancer and bilked his friends of $7,500 was recently sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to make a donation in that amount to the Canadian Cancer Society. Kristopher Cook told people he had a malignant tumour and that two fictitious sisters had died of cancer. He set up a silent auction fundraiser that raised thousands of dollars.
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Climate shift clock ticks Sometimes a scientific study so exhaustive, so authoritative and so alarming arrives in the public discourse that it simply cannot be ignored. And sometimes the timing and content of such a study merely confirms what should be evident to any thinking person anywhere on this planet. Such is the case with The National Climate AssessTIM ment, a draft HARPER of which was released in Washington on Friday and was open for public comment beginning on Monday, 1,000 dispiriting pages distilling the work of more than 300 scientists and experts. It is the largest study of the realtime effects of climate change ever released in the U.S., but it should be required reading worldwide, particularly in Ottawa where the Stephen Harper government has made this country infamous for its formal repudiation of the Kyoto accord. The Conservatives’ incremental approach, tinkering at the edges of greenhouse gas reductions and its economy-
before-environment mindset means that a huge bill for its inaction, and the inaction of previous governments, is coming our way. “Climate change is already affecting the American people,” the report states. “Certain types of weather events have become more frequent and/or intense, including heat waves, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and Arctic sea ice are melting. These changes are part of the pattern of global climate change, which is primarily driven by human activity.” Such reports are usually met with official yawns in Ottawa, but there can be no denying that 2013 is already — two weeks in — the year of extreme weather. It is true that single extreme weather events cannot automatically be blamed on climate change, but it also is unassailably true that climate scientists have been telling us for years that global warming will lead to extreme weather. So this study is really just confirming the obvious. Since the calendar turned, we have seen record heat in Australia, where temperatures soared beyond 50C, sparking wildfires that left thousands of hectares of scorched forests and farmlands in its wake. Britain has endured record rainfall.
A New York Times roundup published on Friday pointed out China is enduring its coldest winter in three decades, Brazil is in the grips of record heat and parts of eastern Russia saw temperatures drop to -50C. Texas is in the middle of a drought that began in 2010, the third-worst in the history of the state, leading to water restrictions and billions of dollars lost in agriculture production. Over the weekend, residents of San Diego, Calif., awoke to frost while the greater Toronto area basked in freakish springlike temperatures in the middle of January. Similar warmth has surprised much of Alberta this week. The year just ended was the hottest in the U.S. ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. All of this is crucial to Canada, where extreme weather so far includes monster blizzards and Torontonians sitting on patios in mid-winter. It will almost certainly get more serious and there will be tabs for destruction and relocation like the $51-billion aid package before the U.S. Congress for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The report and the real-time evidence is also important to Canadians because they are being led by a government that is tying its climate change policies to Washington’s actions and Barack Obama has now identified climate change as one of his three priori-
ties for his second term. Ottawa is in lockstep with U.S. emissions-cut targets and fuel efficiency standards, but if Obama finds climate change ambition, it could push the Harper government where it is not anxious to go. Obama has acknowledged there is no consensus for action in Washington, but environmentalists — and much of the world — will be watching for a call to action in his State of the Union address next month. His final determination on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Alberta bitumen to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will also be a sign of his commitment to the “priority.” The White House Office of Science and Technology twice stressed in a Friday response that the climate assessment report is a scientific study, not a policy document. But the study is loaded with warnings of sweltering heat, hotter nights taking a toll on livestock, huge ocean swells, blackouts, health risks and mass transit failures. When the Conservatives killed the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy last year, Environment Minister Peter Kent said it was no longer needed because there was plenty of independent climate change information on the Internet. If that’s the case, Kent should go to the globalchange.gov website. Tim Harper is a syndicated national affairs writer for the Toronto Star.
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Health system failed me, and now I owe $105,000 What do you think? I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and was informed it could be treated but was expensive with a variety of side effects. At the time, I declined the treatment as I did not feel I would be able to run my business and was told that some people go through life without knowing they even have hepatitis so I was not to concerned at the time. My liver biopsy also did not raise too much concern with my doctor. In 2009, I shut down my business so that I could take the treatment. At that time, I wanted to take a holiday to Mexico as I still had to wait another three months to see the specialist for a total of eight months waiting time to see him. At that time, I visited my doctor and without even touching me he said I should be fit to travel so a couple days later I headed south. After one and a half weeks I was admitted to the hospital in Mexico as I had suddenly filled up with fluid, even in my lungs. I was then kept in the hospital for treatment and eventually had my spleen removed. When I was released from hospital, I had to return for daily blood tests and X-rays. During the next three months, I was also taken to the hospital in an ambulance a couple of times. This whole thing to this point for treatment cost me over $105,000, so I put in a claim to Alberta Health when I returned to Alberta and have received back $8,000. After returning home, I was put on the transplant list for a liver transplant at the U of A in Edmonton and was later taken off the transplant list and was told I had six months to a year to live. After that, I contacted the University Hospital in London, Ont. At more cost, I went there for an assessment and received a transplant on July 16 2012, and now I am feeling much better but still have to be treated for hepatitis in the summer of 2013. I have to say the nursing in all hospitals was very good. Who do I sue? I was going to a hospital whether I was in Mexico or Canada except Mexico is probably half price and they did save my life. Should my doctor have examined me and advised me not to leave the country (he’s been my doctor for 25 years but not any more)? Is God a group of people who sit around a table and decide who lives or dies without a second opinion? I had better health care in Mexico and Ontario than here in Alberta. We have the highest paid health workers in Canada so what are we paying for? The health care here is funded by the Progressive Conservative government. Did you know that the citizens can decide who will run this province — is it time for change? I would like to hear from you if you have had similar issues. Reply to email fedup@ uymail.com. Hubert Jenkins Innisfail
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Mali intervention a disaster waiting to happen? “Those days are over,” said Frances President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the government in Bamako. GWYNNE But the days DYER in question weren’t over for very long. On Friday, France sent a squadron of fighterbombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time,” said French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. “They are going on now. They will go on tonight. They will go on tomorrow.” Some 550 French combat troops are on the ground already, with up to 2,500 more to follow. Contingents of soldiers from the neighbouring countries of Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo are scheduled to arrive as early as next week. It has turned into a real war. It has also turned into a Westernrun war in a Muslim country, despite
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the discouraging precedents of Afghanistan and Iraq. The government of Mali has asked for French help, and on Monday the United Nations Security Council unanimously supported France’s military intervention. The army of Mali, such as it is, will theoretically be in charge of the war — but everybody knows that the Malian army is useless. In fact, the presence of Mali’s army at the front is usually counterproductive, as it is brutal, militarily incompetent, and prone to panic flight. The other African armies are of variable quality, but it is obviously French troops, and especially French air power, that will decide the outcome of the war. So has France bitten off more than it can chew? Is this going to end up like Afghanistan and Iraq? The supporters of the war prefer to compare it with last year’s Western military intervention in Libya, another French initiative that was decided over one weekend. They like that analogy better because the Libyan intervention ended tolerably well, with the overthrow of the dictator, a democratically elected government, and no Western casualties. But the differences between Libya and Mali are greater than the similarities. In Libya, the rebels were trying to rid the country of Muammar Gaddafi, a loony, friendless dictator, and create a democratic future. The decision to intervene was made in Paris in only two hectic days, when it appeared that Gaddafi’s mercenary troops were about to overrun Benghazi and massacre the rebels. NATO served as the rebel air force, but no Western troops fought on the ground. And it worked. The West is supporting the government, not the rebels, in Mali. That government, behind a flimsy civil-
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ian facade, is controlled by the same thugs in uniform whose military coup last March, just one month before the scheduled democratic election, created the chaos that let the Islamist rebels conquer the northern half of the country. The young officers who now run the country are ignorant and violent, and having them on your side is not an asset. The Islamist rebels are fanatical, intolerant, and violent, but they are well armed (a lot of advanced infantry weapons came on the market when Gaddafi’s regime collapsed) and they appear to be well trained. They have almost no popular support in 90 per cent Muslim Mali, whose version of Islam is much more moderate, but they have terrified the population of the north into submission or flight. Until recently the rebels seemed to be confined to Mali’s desert north, but last week they began to advance into southern Mali, where nine-tenths of the country’s 14 million people live. The Malian army collapsed, and Western intelligence sources estimated that the Islamists would capture the capital, Bamako, within two days. That would effectively give them control of the entire country. Mali has long, unguarded borders with seven other African countries, and it is only 3,000 km from France. So Hollande ordered immediate military intervention to stop the Islamist advance, and we’ll all worry about the long-term consequences later. The next Western war against Islamist extremists has already started, and the question is whether it will end up like Afghanistan. Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. Except, of course, the Malians. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
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Lobby group pitches idea to end First Nations poverty BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — An influential lobby group says Ottawa needs to ditch the Indian Act and give First Nations more control over their land to end aboriginal poverty. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has close ties with the federal Conservatives, and its campaign to open up chiefs’ books to the public was instrumental in recent legislation to publish salaries and benefits. Now the group says the key to eliminating the cycle of poverty on reserves is for Ottawa to treat First Nations people like everyone else. “For the sake of kids living in poverty on too many reserves, we don’t need another decade with more social programs and tinkering,” said Colin Craig, the group’s Prairie director. “We need a new approach, one that treats all Canadians the same and connects aboriginal people with jobs and opportunities.” That means Ottawa should get rid of legislation such as the Indian Act, parts of the Criminal Code that allow for reduced sentences, as well as arts grants for aboriginals — while respecting treaties and the Constitution, he said. The federation also says band members should be able to own their homes, and develop, lease or sell their
reserve land without Ottawa’s permission. The group is also proposing a pilot project that would see funding go directly to band members, and then have the band council tax some of it back to pay for services. “Whatever the Harper government decides to move ahead with, it should first discuss the changes with grassroots taxpayers and grassroots people living on reserves,” Craig said in a statement. His proposals are bound to be controversial. The federation made many enemies among First Nations leaders when it published a list of high salaries going to chiefs and pushed for legislative changes. The Assembly of First Nations has also resisted some proposed changes to land and home ownership. And while many chiefs say they want to get rid of the Indian Act, the assembly argues that it needs to be done methodically so that there is a better structure in place — based on treaty and aboriginal rights — by the time the old structure disappears. Impatience among First Nations with the existing system is boiling over. Chiefs are squaring off against each other, aboriginal protesters are in the streets in growing numbers, and Wednesday is likely to bring demonstrations across the country.
Quebec committee recommends right to die with medical assistance BY THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC — The Quebec government says it believes it has found a way of not running afoul of Ottawa after a legal panel recommended that a terminally ill patient has the right to die. Provincial junior health minister Veronique Hivon said Tuesday the panel determined that provinces have the legal jurisdiction to legislate in matters of health and that the future Quebec legislation would clarify how acts to end a life wouldn’t be considered suicide. The report states “the Quebec legislature has the constitutional power to organize the required legal framework for end-of-life care within the healthcare system.” Euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal in Canada under the Criminal Code. Julie Di Mambro, a spokeswoman for federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, said Tuesday the govern-
is very, very difficult,” he said. “Thank God there are men and women out there who go into the darkness like we do.” Grief counsellors, meanwhile, were dispatched Tuesday to Stittsville Public School, across the street from the home, where the children attended class. Neither was in school on Monday, Maxwell said. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board says parent volunteers and extra supply teachers will also be on hand. Tonya Marczak, a neighbour, said her daughter was a good friend of the little girl, who she said loved to play dress-up. “You couldn’t not see her in a dressup dress when she came over to play, she was always dressing up,” Marczak told radio station CFRA. Marczak described Easton, a stay-at home mom, as “very quiet.”
Mali’s rulers pressured to hold vote BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada is telling Mali’s military rulers to get on with the work of restoring democracy to the West African country following a coup last March. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told Canada’s ambassador to Mali to formally deliver that diplomatic message to Malian officials. An aide to Baird also says Ambassador Louis de Lormier will tell officials that the instability caused by the March 2012 coup allowed an al-Qaida affiliated group to take control of the country’s north. “The coup in March 2012 undermined Mali’s progress as a democracy and provided Islamist extremists with a window that has had devastating consequences,” says Baird’s spokesman Rick Roth. Canada wants Mali to hold free and fair elections as soon as possible to restore international confidence. “We want to encourage them not to lose sight of, or minimize, the need for Mali to return to democratic and constitutional rule,” said Roth. “This means holding elections that are free and fair at the earliest practical opportunity.”
Canada is also sending a C-17 heavylift military transport to support the French military, which is trying to stop the advance of the insurgents. Mali was a stable West African country until last year’s coup, which set off a chain of events that allowed a terrorist group set up a base in the country’s north. “Canada supports the return of a government in Mali whose political legitimacy is achieved through free and fair elections as endorsed by the Security Council,” said Roth. “Any legitimate government of Mali must restore confidence of both the people of Mali, as well as the international community and strive towards political stability.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said last week that Canada would pursue diplomatic and humanitarian options to help the people of Mali. But he essentially rejected a request by the visiting chair of the African Union to push NATO to help African countries in their fight against the insurgent group in the north. Harper announced Canada’s contribution of the C-17 on Monday, after Mali’s president tweeted a day earlier that Canada, the United States and Britain would be providing logistical support.
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Easton was involved in the local neighbourhood watch program, he added. “This might seem like a cut-anddried file, but not necessarily; that’s why we want to talk to a lot of people — friends, family, acquaintances — and find out if they saw anything along the way,” Maxwell said. “We’re always looking for prevention of the next tragedy, of course, right? We have to step back a few paces and see if anything could have been done. Nothing of that nature has come forward yet, but that’s why we dig.” Maxwell also offered his condolences and sympathies to the father, and expressed support to the firefighters and emergency crew members who were the first on the scene. “I want to say that it was actually fire and EMS who arrived first, before the police ... the first officers on the scene, most of them have families; this
STITTSVILLE, Ont. — Police have identified the victims — two of them children — of what they describe as a “horrific” double-murder and suicide that has rocked a sleepy bedroom community on the outskirts of Ottawa. Ten-year-old Jon Alexander Corchis, six-year-old Katheryn Elizabeth Corchis and Alison Constance Easton, 40, were all residents of the two-storey home where their bodies were discovered Monday, police say. No specific details about the cause of death were released, although a police news release described the incident as a “double-murder and suicide,” and noted that no charges were anticipated “due to the circumstances.” “It’s horrific,” Ottawa police Insp. John Maxwell told a news conference.
“It’s everybody’s worst nightmare because it’s so sad. It’s a criminal act, but it’s on the human-tragedy side of the balance.” By the lunch hour Tuesday, wellwishers and neighbours had begun paying public tribute to the slain family members, placing flowers and a poem in front of the home. “May God guide you and give you the strength you need,” read a card affixed to a bouquet planted in the snowbank by Emily and Jeff Gold. Maxwell said police are speaking to friends, family and those in the neighbourhood to find out anything they can about what might have caused the tragedy. The family’s past contact with police was limited to what he described as “barking-dog calls.” None were related to domestic disturbances, he added. “They certainly were not; absolutely not.”
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Ontarioâ€™s top cop responds to protest criticisms TORONTO â€” Ontarioâ€™s top cop has taken to YouTube to defend provincial police handling of Idle No More demonstrations and blockades, saying it fits into an overall strategy thatâ€™s difficult to explain to the public. In a video message posted Tuesday, Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis responded to criticism of what some perceive as a failure to end rail blockades and other protest disruptions. He pointed to the OPPâ€™s framework for police preparedness for aboriginal critical incidents, which was developed in the aftermath of the 1995 police shooting death of native protester Dudley George at Ipperwash Park. It stresses negotiation and minimal use of force. â€œThese concepts and strategies developed from experience, hard work and common sense are difficult and complex to explain to the general public,â€? Lewis said in the video. â€œI totally understand that.â€? An Ontario judge who has issued two injunctions to end blockades of critical rail arteries, including one in OPP jurisdiction, slammed police last week for not enforcing the injunctions right away to end the aboriginal protests.
Garneau aims to boost Asian trade VANCOUVER â€” Liberal leadership candidate Marc Garneau has unveiled a national economic strategy aimed at boosting trade with Asia by improving foreign investment rules and transportation lines. In a speech in Vancouver on Tuesday, Garneau said the worldâ€™s economic focus is shifting to Asia and the Canadian economy will stagnate unless trade is improved with the region, including China, India, Singapore and Vietnam. Garneau has laid out a four-point plan to increase Asian trade, including attracting more foreign capital by setting out clear rules on foreign investment. In addition, he wants to improve and diversify Canadaâ€™s transportation system to ensure that exports such as grain, oil and manufactured goods are moved more efficiently. Garneau also says he wants to protect the environment through science and evidencebased research and partner with aboriginal communities. He says without environmental sustainability or First Nations co-operation, any plan will lack the moral authority to move forward.
Article about abuse fair comment: newspaper VANCOUVER â€” A weekly newspaper that published allegations that former Olympic CEO John Furlong physically and emotionally abused students at a Catholic school in northern British Columbia four decades ago denies the article was defamatory. The Georgia Straight argued in a statement of defence filed with the court that the story amounted to fair comment and suggested any harm suffered by Furlong was brought on by his own actions. The newspaper published a story Sept. 27 that quoted eight former students who alleged Furlong, who ran the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, was physically and verbally abusive while he was a volunteer teacher in northern B.C. in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Fate of Calgary reservist in hands of judge Der also disputed criticisms that Watts did not show remorse and pointed out that he has kept in contact with the wounded soldiers. â€œRemorse means more than saying, â€™I did it. Iâ€™m sorry,â€?â€™ said Der, who noted there were several soldiers above and below Watts in rank who were familiar with the Claymore and didnâ€™t see anything wrong. â€œNow this all falls on one man who is the least qualified of the bunch,â€? Der said. â€œWeâ€™re placing it all on his shoulders.â€? Der also noted that there was no mention of why the accident occurred and what might have happened with the anti-personnel mine. â€œThis thing malfunctioned. It did what it wasnâ€™t supposed to do. Itâ€™s a freak accident. It shot its load backward.â€? Cmdr. Peter Lamont, the military judge in the case, did express concern during the sentencing. â€œOne of the things I find troubling is this is a case of shared responsibility,â€? he said. â€œThe actions or inactions of the offender are seen in the context of the actions or inactions of others.â€? Wattsâ€™s commanding officer, Maj. Christopher Lunney, pleaded guilty in September to negligent performance of duty, was demoted to captain and given a severe reprimand. A court martial is to be held later this year for Warrant Officer Paul Ravensdale, an expert on the weapon, who was second in command that day. Lamont said he was going to need time before coming to a sentence and postponed his decision until Feb. 20. â€œIâ€™m mindful of the continuing stresses of uncertainty, but I find Iâ€™m left in a position where I have to have time to decide.â€? The prosecution argued during the trial that Watts, who was the platoon commander, didnâ€™t enforce safety standards and abdicated his duty as leader when he handed over responsibility to Ravensdale.
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY â€” Itâ€™s now up to a military judge to decide if a reservist convicted in a deadly training accident in Afghanistan is a man with no remorse who deserves to be punished or an officer who shoulders little blame for what happened. Those were the two pictures painted by lawyers Tuesday as the sentencing hearing for Maj. Darryl Watts concluded. Watts was found guilty last month of unlawfully causing bodily harm and negligent performance of military duty in the training accident almost three years ago. Cpl. Josh Baker, 24, died when a C19 Claymore anti-personnel mine loaded with 700 steel balls peppered a platoon on a practice range near Kandahar city in February 2010. Four other soldiers hit by the blast were seriously injured. â€œThere is no punishment less than imprisonment that would be appropriate in this case. He must be held accountable,â€? said military prosecutor Maj. Dylan Kerr. â€œThereâ€™s little evidence of remorse from Maj. Watts or that he has accepted responsibility for his actions.â€? Kerr, saying a message must be sent about Wattsâ€™s part in the accident, called for 18 months in jail as well as either outright dismissal from the Canadian Forces or a demotion of two ranks to lieutenant. He said there were a number of aggravating factors in the case. He also suggested that although Watts wasnâ€™t trained on the C19 Claymore, he was at least aware of the safety standards required. â€œIt wasnâ€™t for Maj. Watts to turn a blind eye to those safety parameters,â€? said Kerr. â€œHe had plenty of time to correct the situation prior to the catastrophic consequences.â€? Defence lawyer Balfour Der said Watts deserves nothing more than a reprimand because his blameworthiness is on the low end of the scale.
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Cirque du soleil to meet staff MONTREAL — The world-renowned Cirque du soleil will be meeting with staff on Wednesday amid reports that up to 600 people could be laid off. Renee-Claude Menard, the Cirque’s senior director of public relations, said Tuesday she would not comment about layoff speculation until the staff meeting. However, she confirmed the famed organization is conducting a major review of its operations in light of “our recent production adjustments.” “It is a completely normal adjustment for any type of company,” she said. The Cirque still has 19 productions being presented worldwide and is currently working on a new show that will open in May in Las Vegas, Menard added. She said another touring production that will open in the spring of 2014 in Montreal is also in the works. Four shows besides the 19 still on stage have closed recently. The Cirque employs about 5,000 people worldwide, including 2,000 at its head office in Montreal.
U.S. home prices rise U.S. home prices in November extended their steady recovery from the housing bust, rising 7.4 per cent compared with a year ago. It was the biggest year-over-year increase in 6 1/2 years. CoreLogic, a private data provider, says prices also rose 0.3 per cent in November from October. The month-tomonth figures are not seasonally adjusted. Prices in November were higher than in November 2011 in all but six states. The sharpest increases were in Arizona, Nevada and Idaho. Steady increases in prices are helping fuel the housing recovery by encouraging some people to sell homes and enticing some would-be buyers to purchase homes before prices rise further. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there’s a delay in raising the country’s debt ceiling, Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday. Congress has to increase the country’s debt limit, which effectively rules how much debt the U.S. can have, by the end of February or face a potential default, Fitch says. There are fears that the debate will descend into the sort of squabbling and political brinkmanship that marked the last effort to raise the ceiling in the summer of 2011. Outgoing U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned then that it had nearly reached a point where government
would be unable “to meet our commitments securely.” “The pressure on the U.S. rating, if anything, is increasing,” David Riley, managing director of Fitch Ratings’ global sovereigns division said at a London conference. “We thought the 2011 crisis was a one-off event .... if we have a repeat we will place the U.S. rating under review.” If that happens, Riley said there was “a material risk” of the rating coming down, which could mean the U.S. would face steeper costs when it comes to servicing its debt. If Fitch does move to downgrade the US, it will join Standard & Poor’s, which was so concerned by the dysfunctional nature of the 2011 debate that it stripped the U.S. of its triple A rating for the first time in the
country’s history. Fitch already has a negative outlook on the U.S. as the country’s debt burden has risen to around 100 per cent of its annual gross domestic product, and has said it will make a decision on the rating this year, regardless of how the debt ceiling discussions pan out. The U.S. government reached its statutory debt limit of nearly $16.4 trillion at the end of 2012 but is pursuing some extraordinary measures and can use some in-house deposits that should see it through to the end of February, according to Fitch. Another major ratings agency, Moody’s, also has a negative view on the U.S. outlook.
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Franchise owners nab cover appearance BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A Central Alberta couple has earned a spot on the cover of a national business magazine. Don and Elaine Lysons, who own the local PropertyGuys. com franchise, were chosen to appear on the front of the January issue of Canadian Business Franchise. The trade magazine’s circulation exceeds 10,000 and it’s also available online at: www. kenilworth.com/publications/ cbf/de/201301/index.html. “It’s something different when you’re on the front cover of a national magazine, and you walk by Chapters and you see your picture looking out at you,” said Don. “It’s a little strange.” Canadian Business Franchise, which is published by Kenilworth Media Inc. of Richmond Hill, Ont., had decided to feature PropertyGuys.com on its January cover. It also wanted to profile the private sale real estate business, which helps clients sell
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Property Guys owners Don Lysons and his wife Elaine have recently been featured in Franchise Magazine. their homes on a fee-for-service basis rather than for a commission. PropertyGuys.com asked the Lysons, who have been with the company since early 2010 and last year were named its top Western Canadian franchise and runner-up nationally, to pose for the cover shot. Adrienne Corcoran of Red Deer’s Adrienne Marie Photography obtained a variety of photos in the early fall — including some featuring horses and west-
ern gear. Don explained that they thought it might be a good idea to show Alberta’s cowboy culture. But ultimately, it was decided that such a portrayal might confuse readers about what PropertyGuys.com does. A story in the magazine describes the PropertyGuys.com concept, with insights from and another photo of the Lysons. Don said he and Elaine are already getting feedback from people who have seem the mag-
azine, including some who are interested in franchising opportunities. “More importantly, we’ve had other people phone us up and say, ‘I was aware of what you guys did, but not 100 per cent sure, and I want to market my property.’” Founded in 1998, Moncton, N.B.-based PropertyGuys.com has about 120 franchises across Canada. hrichards@reddeeradvocate. com
Tri-Pac touts solution to fracking problems BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Hydraulic fracturing may be an effective way to squeeze oil and gas from underground formations, but producers have to deal with the contaminated water that surfaces with the hydrocarbons. A Red Deer businessman thinks he has a solution. Garry Bush is president of Tri-Pac Engineering, a company that specializes in the recovery of oil and gas vapours using chilling systems. He’s turned his attention to the challenge of cleaning the millions of litres of water that can accumulate at the site of a fracking operation.
That water, which often contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals, can be costly to dispose of and poses a threat to the environment, including groundwater. “It’s not just a big problem, it’s a massive problem,” said Bush, who has worked in the refrigeration industry since he was 18 and holds trade tickets in refrigeration, air-conditioning and gas-fitting. Working with Maryland compressor company J.J. Crewe & Sons Inc., Tri-Pac Engineering has developed a system to remove contaminants from industrial water. The water is filtered and heated, and then pumped into “water towers” where fans saturate the air and
Rendering of a FRACVAP unit that would be used to remove contaminants from water recovered from fracking operations. discharge it into the atmosphere. When the water molecules evaporate, the contaminants are left behind.
These collect on removable wafers and can be disposed of as solid waste.
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RRSPs: sound insulation for your money house It’s that time of year when we make the decision whether or not to make a registered retirement savings plan contribution. From Mr. Money’s perspective, RRSP deposits are a smart start to saving for the future that allow you to get a tax refund from the Canada Revenue Agency, potentially begin developing good credit habits and provide sound insulation to your money house. If you are unsure of how much you can contribute, the CRA will have provided you the exact PATRICK amount that you can O’MEARA contribute this year when they mailed you a notice of assessment last spring. Building RRSP contribution room is easy
and can begin at an early age. Those summer jobs in high school can be a great start. Yes, it does mean that your son or daughter has to complete a tax return, another great learning opportunity, but they more than likely won’t have to pay any tax because their income will be less than the personal credits that can be claimed. More important is the fact that 18 per cent of all earned income can be used in future years, when they are in higher tax brackets, to reduce taxable income. Not to mention the tax-deferred compounding. For example, if Mr. Money’s son or daughter earns $8,000 each summer from age 16 to 18, and files a tax return each year, they will begin to build RRSP contribution room of $1,440 annually. If they invest these contributions at just five per cent, by their 30th birthday they will have accumulated $8,559. Left to compound to their 60th birthday, that amount will have accumulated to almost $37,000. If tax had to be paid on the interest earned, the deposit would only accumulate
to slightly better than half that amount, or $19,921. Our friend Mr. Money advocates soundly insulating your money house from the impact of income taxes, and an RRSP deposit is good insulation indeed. If you do not have access to ready cash, you may want to consult your credit union or bank financial adviser to see if an RRSP loan fits your financial plan. They are a low-cost way of ensuring that you take advantage of your allowed RRSP room, reduce your total taxes owing and allow you to start earning tax-deferred income immediately. RRSP loans can be amortized for up to 24 months, but sound financial planning practice is to pay them off in 12 months so as to minimize interest expenses and ensure that you have adequate cash flow to fund future loan payments or other household needs.
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German economy shrank in Q4 DUE TO HEADWINDS FROM EUROPEAN CRISIS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s economy has fallen victim to economic problems hitting the rest of the eurozone and shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012, preliminary government figures show. According to government figures released Tuesday, the German economy grew by a modest 0.7 per cent in 2012 — well below the 3 per cent growth seen in 2011 and suggests the economy contracted in the last three months of the year. The German government said that shrinkage could be around 0.5 per cent. Germany has so far avoided the fate of seven of its fellow members of the group of 17 European Union countries that use the euro and avoided a recession. This has been down to the country’s strong export-led economy. However, the economy of the eurozone as a whole as fallen into a recession and demand for German exports from struggling countries such as Spain, Portugal and Greece has dropped as a result. Meanwhile, Germany’s industries have cut back on investment. Analyst Carsten Brzeski at ING bank estimated that the numbers showed the German economy shrank around 0.3-0.4 per cent in the last three months of 2012. A 0.4 per cent contraction amounts to an annualized drop of roughly 1.6 per cent. Economic growth was 0.8 per cent in the first quarter, 0.3 per cent in the second and 0.2 per cent in the third. Due to a methodological quirk, German state statistics agency releases annual growth figures before it issues official fourth-quarter numbers, which will be announced next month. Germany’s economy had been widely forecast to contract in the final quarter of 2012 but analysts remain opti-
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Dark clouds fill the sky after a rain shower, behind the ThyssenKrupp Kokerei Schwelgern steel plant on the river Rhine in Duisburg, Germany on Sept. 19, 2012. Germany’s economy grew by 0.7 percent in 2012 — but the economy shrank in the fourth quarter, government figures showed Tuesday. The country’s economy grew at faster pace in 2012 than the rest of the group of 17 European Union countries that uses the euro, which has been hit by a debt crisis. But the numbers were down on the previous year, when the Germany’s economy grew 3.0 per cent. mistic that it will recover and escape recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. The country’s Bundesbank central bank has said it does not expect that to happen even though growth for all of next year should come in at an anemic 0.4 per cent. Analyst Rainer Sartoris at HSBC said that domestic demand remained a drag on the economy because businesses were not investing in new plants,
buildings and equipment even as consumers were willing to spend money. Wages grew 3.6 per cent last year, the third strong increase in a row. The recent easing of financial market turmoil from the eurozone crisis over too much government debt in some countries could help motivate businesses to spend more in investment. “After growing relatively healthy at the start of 2012, the economy has en-
tered into a weak spot at the end of the year,” he said. “We expect the weakness to be relatively short-lived with respect to latest indications of a pick up of global economic activity.” Germany also said it had reached a balanced budget under the official EU debt criteria, turning in a small surplus for 2012 of 0.1 per cent of annual economic output.
HMV’s future in U.K. looks dim after 90-year run HMV CANADA CONFIDENT OF SURVIVAL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — While British music and entertainment retailer HMV tries to salvage any viable parts of the business, the Canadian offshoot of the famous brand says it’s far from the financial strife of its former owner. The two companies parted ways just over a year ago when British-based parent HMV Group PLC sold off the Canadian stores to private equity firm Hilco for $3.2 million. That means while HMV’s future in the UK looks dim, HMV Canada’s domestic stores are still bustling with traffic — and in some cases even growing — as customers snap up movies and music. “We generally believe this is an area that has life in it for a number of years yet,” HMV Canada president Nick Williams said in an interview, noting that the growth of digital downloads has been on a much slower trajectory in Canada. “We’ve gone after a significantly different business model (than the UK stores).” The change in direction appears to have saved HMV Canada from the immediate fate of its former owner,
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RRSP: Loans better For example, a $5,000 RRSP loan, assuming a rate of 4.75 per cent, would result in $128 of interest expense if paid off over 12 months. Borrowing $5,000 to fund an RRSP deposit, assuming you are in the 32 per cent tax bracket, would potentially earn you up to a $1,600 tax refund. You can then use this refund to pay off a portion of the loan, effectively paying off the remainder of the loan in nine months, assuming your first three months payments are interest only. The RRSP deposit, invested at five per cent over 25 years, would result in almost $17,000 to fund retirement. For young people just starting out, RRSP loans are a much better alternative over credit cards or other unsecured loans to develop credit history. Demonstrating to a financial adviser or loan officer wise borrowing decisions will go a long way towards getting approved for that first mortgage. Having a plan to build net worth can only add to the confidence of lenders. Remember that one of Mr. Money’s principles of accumulating net worth is that moderately and sensibly borrowing to accumulate wealth is a far better personal financial strategy than borrowing for consumption. Borrowing to buy a consumable item means that once the item is used up you still have the loan to pay off. In contrast, a good long-term investment asset can add value to your net
which admitted defeat on Tuesday after more than 90 years in business, suspending trading in its shares. HMV is the last big retail chain selling recorded music in Britain and employs more than 4,000 people working in 238 stores, which will remain open for the time being. The British company’s management said it had failed to gain agreements with lenders and suppliers to continue trading. It has appointed three partners of Deloitte LLP to administer the business. The name HMV stands for “his master’s voice,” from the company’s trademark of a dog named Nipper staring intently at the bell of an early gramophone player. The first HMV music store was opened in London in 1921. The company opened stores in Canada in the late 1980s, and later moved into the United States, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. But it’s the Canadian operations that appeared to be adjusting to changed market conditions more rapidly than other parts of the international group. After downsizing to 113 stores in the past year and a half, Williams said HMV Canada is now preparing to reenter some of the markets it left, particularly in malls. worth, and as I tell all of my students, the goal of every rational investor is to build net worth over the long run so that you can be in control of your financial destiny. Easy Money is written by Patrick O’Meara, an instructor at Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business. He can be contacted at Patrick.O’Meara@rdc. ab.ca.
DEBT: Cliff avoided Riley’s comments come just two weeks after U.S. lawmakers agreed to a budget deal with the White House that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that many economists thought could plunge the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, back into recession. Relief that a deal was cobbled together, albeit at the final hour, is one of the reasons why sentiment in the financial markets has been buoyant in the first trading days of the new year. Many stock indexes around the world are trading at multi-year highs. “The ‘fiscal cliff’ bullet was dodged .... (but it’s) a short-term patch,” said Riley. Riley warned that the different arms of the U.S. government still have a number of issues to address. As well as increasing the debt ceiling, they have to agree to spending cuts that were delayed as part of the “fiscal cliff” agreement and back measures to avoid a government shutdown, potentially in March. Though short-term fixes are more likely than not, Riley said the U.S. po-
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Camera crews film shutters opening for trading at a branch of HMV on Oxford Street in London, Tuesday. British music and entertainment retailer HMV admitted defeat on Tuesday after more than 90 years on the U.K high street, suspending trading in its shares and calling in administrators to try to salvage any viable parts of the business. He credits the retailer’s perseverance in the Canadian market to a decision to abandon several low-margin entertainment products, like video games and technology hardware like tablets and iPod docking stations, in favour of higher margin branded products like superhero T-shirts and coffee mugs bearing the brands of bands like Kiss.
Still, the heart of HMV Canada’s business remains its physical disc sales, which in part come from music CDs. Physical album sales in Canada have been eroding for years and dropped another 17 per cent to 13.2 million units in 2012, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
litical environment is not as good as it should be for a country holding the gold-chip AAA rating.
forward and commit to trying the technology. “We’re ready to get it out there as soon as we find somebody who wants us to put this in action. We can put a system together anytime.” Matt Horne, a spokesperson with the Pembina Institute, agreed that water from fracking operations should be disposed of properly. “It’s a pretty toxic soup, so you definitely wouldn’t want it back into the drinking water or any sort of fresh water systems.” That said, he thinks the risk is manageable — particularly with appropriate regulations in place. Bob Curran, a spokesperson with Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board, said water from fracking and any other fluids that result from drilling and production operations are closely regulated in Alberta. He added that producers can choose their disposal method, as long as it complies with those rules. “Depending on the composition of the materials you’re bringing out of the well, some things can be disposed of downhole, some can be land-spread if they’re very benign, and others have to be taken to certified waste management centres.” Horne added that if fracking becomes more prevalent and the volumes of contaminated water increases, the challenges of disposal could become more of an issue. Additional information about TriPac Engineering’s FRACVAP system can be obtained by contacting Bush at 403-864-0435 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
FRACKING: Clean-up potential Meanwhile, said Bush, water that doesn’t evaporate returns to a holding pond. “As the pond warms up, the natural evaporation of the pond will take place too.” Standing about 4.6 metres high, the units — called FRACVAPs — will be small enough to be transported on flatbed trailers and erected on site, said Bush. He estimates that each will process about 36,000 litres of water a day, although this volume could increase if the water is heated to higher temperatures. Multiple units could be used together, or a larger unit built that would draw water from a number of ponds in the area. Bush even sees the potential for FRACVAPs to be used to clean up oilsands tailings ponds. He’s not aware of similar systems elsewhere, and has applied for patent protection. A number of the equipment suppliers that Tri-Pac Engineering uses have committed to assist with the project, and Bush is eager to move forward. “I’m looking to get this out as fast and as hard as I can.” What’s needed now, he said, are a number of fracking companies to step
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Tuesday as traders balanced economic data showing a better than expected read on U.S. retail sales against the standoff over raising the U.S. government’s debt ceiling. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 38.89 points to 12,641.97, led by advances in gold stocks and defensive sectors, including telecoms and utilities. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 2.26 points to 1,231.79. Fitch Ratings warned Tuesday that the United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time if there’s a delay in raising the ceiling. Congress has a March 1 deadline to increase the country’s debt limit or face a poten-
tial default. There are fears that the debate will descend into the sort of squabbling and political brinkmanship that marked the last effort to raise the ceiling in the summer of 2011. “People are concerned about it,” said John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Funds Inc., but added that he doesn’t expect a repeat of the summer of 2011 when a large number of newly elected Tea Party Republicans held up the increase. “(The) thing that’s become apparent to the market is the Republicans don’t have the muscle (to do that) anymore.” The Canadian dollar closed down 0.03 of a cent at 101.62 cents US as worries about raising the debt ceiling strengthened the greenback. The U.S. currency is perceived to be a safe
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This chart is compiled by the Advocate each week with figures supplied by financial institutions operating locally. Term deposit rates are for $5,000 balances, while guaranteed investment certificates are for $1,000 balances. Figures are subject to change without notice. haven for money managers and often gains strength in times of turmoil. The Dow Jones industrials gained 27.57 points to 13,534.89 as the U.S. Commerce Department reported that December retail sales were up 0.5 per cent, better than the 0.2 per cent rise that economists had expected. The Nasdaq dropped 6.72 points to 3,110.78, and the S&P 500 index added 1.66 points to 1,472.34. Stephenson added the tone on markets early in 2013 is much more positive. “People are starting to differentiate between good performers, bad performers. It’s not like it’s, oh geez, Europe is blowing up, sell everything,” he said. “When we see days like today when the market is weak, we’re not seeing a lot of selling. We’re really seeing reluctance to sell. And on the days when it’s stronger we’re seeing reluctant buying but we’re not seeing anyone throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” The gold sector was the biggest advancer, up about 0.85 per cent as February bullion gained $14.50 to US$1,683.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) was ahead 36 cents at C$34.03 and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) improved by 38 cents to $36.86. The utilities sector was up 0.76 per cent with Canadian Utilities (TSX:CU) 86 cents higher to $73.99. The telecom sector gained 0.56 per cent as BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) ran ahead 43 cents to $42.54. The base metals sector was up 0.24 per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange shed early losses and closed unchanged at US$3.64 a pound. Inmet Mining (TSX:IMN)
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The correction in Canada’s housing market gathered momentum in December as the number of new listings slipped, prices moderated and the number of homes sold fell 17.4 per cent from a year earlier, the biggest drop-off in six months. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Tuesday that 20,538 homes were sold across the country through its MLS system last month, down from 24,850 in December 2011, and 0.5 per cent lower than in November. The increase in prices also continued to slow, tipping in at only 1.6 per cent from a year ago to $352,800 — about the level of overall inflation. “The housing market is clearly in correction mode,” said Derek Holt, vice-president of economics at Scotia Capital. “But this is certainly nothing even close to the U.S. and European experience and I don’t think we’re headed in that direction, but it’s still sizable.” Prices and sales plummeted in the U.S. and many parts of Europe following the 2008 recession and have yet to fully recover, but analysts say Canada’s fundamentals are markedly different, particularly since lending criteria has been stricter and Canadians hold more equity in their homes. Still, the Bank of Canada has acknowledged its low-interest rate policy has likely encouraged marginal buyers to enter the
climbed 68 cents to C$70.43. Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest platinum producer, said it will close some South African mines and sell another, cutting 14,000 jobs. The announcement came only months after South Africa suffered massive labour unrest along with 46 deaths in the mining sector. Anglo American said a financial review concluded that four mine shafts needed to be closed and one mine sold because of unprofitable operations. On the TSX, Eastern Platinum (TSX:ELR) gained 3.5 cents or 15.22 per cent to 26.5 cents. February crude closed 86 cents lower at US$93.28 a barrel. The energy sector rose 0.4 per cent and Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) rose 33 cents to C$33.70. The information technology sector led losses, down 1.05 per cent as Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) gave back some of Monday’s 10 per cent surge, down 43 cents to $14.27. Elsewhere in the group, Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) fell 13 cents to $8.17. Elsewhere in the tech sector, Facebook shares were down 2.74 per cent to US$30.10 after CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature. Called “graph search,” the new service lets users search their social connections for information about people, interests, photos and places. Until now, Facebook users were unable to search for friends who live in a certain town or like a particular movie. And Apple fell $15.83 or 3.15 per cent to US$485.92. The stock hasn’t closed below $500 in almost a year. Apple slumped 3.6 per cent Monday on concern that demand for its iPhone 5 is slowing. Corporate earnings from
the fourth quarter also focused traders attention. The calendar Tuesday was relatively light but Wednesday will see the release of key earnings reports from the American banking sector, including JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs group. In Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) will raise its dividend by more than six per cent. The entertainment and media company announced the increase late Monday as it reported higher first-quarter earnings. Net income attributable to shareholders was $52.2 million or 62 cents per diluted share, up three per cent from the yearearlier period. However, Corus said its consolidated revenues slipped to $226.1 million, down five per cent from $236.9 million the previous year. Corus shares gained 22 cents to $24.45. Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL) shares fell $2.93 or 4.12 per cent to $68.24 after it said Monday that it now expects diluted earnings per share of 74 cents for the current quarter. That compared with earlier guidance of between 71 and 73 cents per share. But it forecast revenue near the $475 million to $480 million previously forecast, below analyst expectations of $488.1 million. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Tuesday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,641.97 up 38.89 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,231.79 up 2.26 points TSX 60 — 725.42 up 2.29 points Dow — 13,534.89 up 27.57 points S&P 500 — 1,472.34 up 1.66
market with big mortgages, inflating demand and prices. Analysts note sales are down by double digit margins since Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tightened mortgage rules in July to cool the market, adding it needed correction to avoid a bigger problem in future. “We damped the markets. It’s worked. I’m pleased with that,” Flaherty said on BNN. “It’s not the only factor of course,” the finance minister added. “There’s been a softening of the market. We still haven’t seen prices come down but we have seen a softening in demand which I think is healthy for the market.” CREA chief economist Gregory Klump said he believes the new rules, on top of three previous rounds of tightening, have had an impact. Since July, the market has experienced contractions in sales, construction, building permits and property listings. The only anomaly is prices, which have continued to rise, although at a more measured pace. “That’s the only surprise, that the prices didn’t go down,” said Benjamin Tal, a senior economist with CIBC World Markets. “Everything else is according to plan. The decline in activity is what we expected to see and what we wanted to see, but I still believe those positive numbers (in prices) are temporary and will come down.” Both Tal and Holt are calling for a national price decline of 10 to 15 per cent in the next few years, which they term a soft
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points Nasdaq — 3,110.78 down 6.72 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 101.62 cents US, down 0.03 of a cent Pound — C$1.5813, down 0.10 of a cent Euro — C$1.3099, down 0.66 of a cent Euro — US$1.3311, down 0.71 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.28 per barrel, down 86 cents (February contract) Gold futures: US$1,683.90 per oz., up $14.50 (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $32.147 oz., up 45.4 cents $1,033.53 kg., up $14.60 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing: Canola: March ’13 $4.80 lower $590.10; May ’13 $4.90 lower $581.80; July ’13 $4.50 lower $576.90; Nov. ’13 $3.80 lower $538.50; Jan. ’14 $3.40 lower $538.50; March ’14 $3.40 lower $538.50; May ’14 $3.40 lower $536.40; July ’14 $1.60 higher $538.50; Nov. ’14 $1.60 higher $540.50; Jan ’15 $1.60 higher $540.50; March $540.50. Barley (Western): March ’13 unchanged $242.90; May ’13 $0.10 unchanged $243.90; July ’13 unchanged $244.40; Oct. ’13 unchanged $244.40; Dec ’13 unchanged $244.40; March ’14 unchanged $244.40; May ’14 unchanged $244.40; July ’14 unchanged $244.40; Oct. ’14 unchanged $244.40; Dec. ’14 unchanged $244.40; March ’15 unchanged $244.40. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 221,860 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 221,860.
landing given how high prices have climbed in the last decade. Industry observers say some homeowners may be delaying sales to await better conditions, keeping the supply of properties low and supporting prices, but Tal believes that strategy has its limits. Historically, prices follow sales volumes with several months of lag time. Tuesday’s report already points to some evidence of softening prices, particularly in Canada’s hottest housing markets, Toronto and Vancouver. Excluding those two markets, the average price would have risen 3.3 per cent over the past year, twice the actual increase. CREA said price gains in Greater Toronto moderated to 4.1 per cent in December, while Greater Vancouver posted a 2.3 per cent decline. The strongest price gain came in Regina — 10.5 per cent — although that increase was the smallest since March. For the past year, a total of 453,372 homes were sold through the Multiple Listing Service system, down 1.1 per cent from 2011, and 1.4 per cent below the 10-year average. New listings were down in half of all local markets in December, CREA said. Nationally, the number of newly listed homes fell 1.3 per cent month-over-month in December following a 1.1 per cent drop in November and 4.1 per cent in October. CREA’s national sales-to-new listings ratio was 50.8 per cent in December compared with 50.4 per cent in November.
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Focus is on the team, not rank RAFAEL SORIANO
REBELS GOALTENDER PATRIK BARTOSAK IS LOOKING AT HELPING HIS TEAM INSTEAD OF WHERE HE RANKS AMONG OTHER GOALTENDERS IN THE CENTRAL SCOUTING’S MID-TERM RANKINGS
SORIANO SIGNS WITH NATIONALS Reliever Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals reached an agreement pending a physical on a $28 million, two-year contract that includes $14 million in deferred money, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet official, the person said Soriano’s contract contains a $14 million option for 2015 that would become guaranteed if he reaches 120 games finished over 2013 and 2014 combined. Soriano, who turned 33 in December, would join a Nationals bullpen that already includes Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard. Both of those right-handers closed games for the NL East champions last season.
● JV basketball: Notre Dame at Lacombe, Wetaskiwin at Stettler, Camrose at Ponoka; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow.
● 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.
● 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.
● 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.
● 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.
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Team USA forward Blake Pietila (20) gets stopped by Czech Republic and Red Deer Rebels goalie Patrik Bartosak during quarter-final IIHF World Junior Championships action in Ufa, Russia on Jan. 2. BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Excuse Patrik Bartosak if he’s not throwing a party after being listed No. 10 among North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings released Tuesday. “It was the same last season. I was No. 10 last season too, so I don’t really care about this too much,” said the Red Deer Rebels netminder. “I just want to be successful with the team this year. I don’t really look
at draft rankings. I just want to be as good as I can be.” Bartosak has been very good this season, as in ‘Rebels-most-valuable-player’ good. And if he continues to perform at his current level for the next few months, he’ll almost certainly be selected in June’s NHL entry draft, or at least earn a free-agent tryout. The Czech import would likely have been picked in last year’s draft except for a season-ending shoulder injury he suffered in December of 2011. Still, he went into the draft as the No. 8 ranked North American
stopper before being passed over. He knows his play from now until the end of the Western Hockey League season will determine his true worth as a potential NHL goaltender. “I’m just going to play as good as I can, just going to focus on making the playoffs and help the team to get as far as we can,” said Bartosak, who will celebrate his 20th birthday in March. “I’ll be watching the draft, but I’m not really curious about it right now.” Bartosak was between the pipes for all three of the Rebels’ road games last week following his return from the world junior championship in Russia, where he posted a 4-1 record as a starter and made 20 saves as the Czech Republic edged Switzerland 4-3 in the fifth-place game. “It was an awesome experience playing against the best players in the world in my age category,” he said. “Russia is kind of a specific country, but once you’re there you don’t really care about the food or about the hotel rooms. You just want to enjoy the moment and spend a good time with your team and have fun, and I sure did. “It was a lot of fun and an awesome experience.” The WHL goaltenders ranked ahead of Bartosak for the 2013 NHL entry draft are No. 2 Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans and No. 3 Tristan Jarry of the Edmonton Oil Kings, who will visit the Centrium Thursday for a 7 p.m. engagement with the Rebels. In the event that Bartosak is selected in the entry draft and his NHL club decides another year of major junior seasoning would be best for his development, Sutter would welcome him back with open arms. “We’ve had communication with his agent already and he’s supportive of wanting him to play another year of junior if need be,” said Sutter. Meanwhile, Red Deer defenceman Kayle Doetzel and forward Matt Bellerive are ranked 50th and 129th among North American skaters by Central Scouting.
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Nets stay on roll with win over Raptors BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nets 113 Raptors 106 NEW YORK — Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 21 points, and the Brooklyn Nets extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Andray Blatche added 14 points for the Nets, in the midst of their longest winning streak since running off 14 in a row late in the 2005-06 season. A .500 team when they fired Avery Johnson late last month, Brooklyn is 9-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo and has pulled within 1 ½ games of the New York Knicks for the Atlantic Division lead. The Nets dominated the fourth quarter again, pulling away for their sixth straight home victory. Kyle Lowry scored 21 points for the Raptors, who have dropped two in a row but still have 10 wins in their last 15 games. Jose Calderon and Amir Johnson each finished with 15. Mirza Teletovic added 10 points off the Nets’ bench, keying a second-quarter hot streak that snapped Brooklyn out of a sluggish start. After allowing 13 points to Phoenix and 11 to Indiana in its last two fourth quarters, Brooklyn quickly pulled away at the
start of the final period in this one. Blatche had three baskets and MarShon Brooks the other two in a 10-2 burst to open the quarter, with both contributing to one of the Nets’ prettiest plays of the season that capped it. Teletovic blocked a shot to trigger a fast break, with Brooks and Williams exchanging passes as they rushed up the floor before Williams threw a pass behind his back to a trailing Blatche, who put it in for a 93-78 advantage with 8:03 to play. Lowry, who was expected to miss the second half after spraining his left ankle, brought the Raptors within eight, but seven straight points by the Nets reopened a 15-point advantage on Johnson’s jumper with 3:52 to go, and a final flurry by Lowry was not enough. The Nets improved to 15-0 against teams below .500 and are just two games back of Miami in the Eastern Conference standings. It was tied at 27 after one, then Toronto built a 10-point lead as Brooklyn missed its first seven shots of the second quarter. The Nets ran off seven straight points, including Teletovic’s first 3-pointer to get within 40-37. The Raptors were still up by three before Teletovic made consecutive 3-pointers and a free throw. It was 54-50 when the teams finished the half.
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Brooklyn Nets’ MarShon Brooks collides with Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry as Lowry draws the foul in the NBA game Tuesday, in New York.
RDC’s Hansen enjoyed being part of Pirates’ Think Tank As a small market team the Pittsburgh Hansen arrived at the Pirates training Pirates have come up with a number of facility in Bradenton, Fla., last Friday and ideas on how to not only put together their left Sunday afternoon. There were close to team on the field, but develop a winning 20 individuals from the Pirates, including culture. Stark and GM Neal Huntington, One such idea is to run a and 20 others, such as former Think Tank where individuals NFL player Dwight Hollier and from their organization get toUniversity of Oregon star linegether with individuals from backer Michael Clay. sports, business or even the mili“It was a great experience,” tary, who can share ideas that said Hansen. “There was less can have a positive impact on talking baseball and more talkteams and organizations. ing about how to create peak When RDC athletic director performance and a winning culKeith Hansen received an inviture. tation to be part of the Pirates’ “They want to learn about a Think Tank 2.0, he jumped at it. number of areas such as chamHansen received the invitapionship mentality and how to DANNY tion after meeting the Prates asstick to the process and how to RODE sistant GM Kyle Stark at a semimaintain meaningful confidence nar last year. when the results aren’t there. “Their director of mental “For instance we’d break into training (Bernie Holliday) regroups of four or five people and ceived his PHD at Idaho where talk about it as a group then all I got my masters,” explained Hansen. “I get back together and present ideas.” was sitting with Bernie and Kyle and we got One group Hansen found himself in was into a two hour conversation on coaching with Huntington, Stark and “a guy in charge and performance and when we were done of professional development”. Kyle said to Bernie that I should be invited “We spent 90 minutes discussing champito the next Think Tank and I couldn’t get onship mentality . . . it was enlightening.” there fast enough.” Overall the weekend fit into what Han-
sen was interested in personally and in terms of building the college program. “I’m into sports psychology and there was a lot of one-on-one where I got a chance to sit with Huntington and Stark and pick their brains. And what was cool was that they picked mine and they were equally as interested in what I had to offer. They treated every idea as seriously as their own.” Hansen also got an opportunity to sit and talk with a number of professional people, such as authors — even one who the text book Hansen uses in his sports psychology class — and representatives from IMG Worldwide, which represents individuals in sports, fashion and media. He also found it fascinating listening to presentations from the military such as the Navy SEALs, Rangers and Special Forces. “I got an opportunity to go to the IMG offices and hang out and see some of the stuff they do and also it was interesting to hear the military trainers talk about linking training to sports and sports psychology. “They talked about how they trained to prepare to go to Iraq and what they did was a great way to give us topics related around performance and extra ordinary performance.”
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GP Edmonton 44 Calgary 45 Red Deer 47 Lethbridge 47 Medicine Hat 45 Kootenay 44
Central Division W LOTLSOL 30 9 2 3 30 11 1 3 24 18 3 2 21 20 1 5 20 22 2 1 18 25 1 0
GF GA 158 97 162 117 133 143 148 150 157 161 116 148
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
Penalties — None.
Spokane at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Kamloops at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s game Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m.
Pt 55 49 44 40 36 36
Friday’s games Kootenay at Regina, 6 p.m. Moose Jaw at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Prince Albert at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Prince George at Calgary, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Lethbridge at Portland, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Kamloops at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Victoria at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Everett, 8:35 p.m.
Pt 65 64 53 48 43 37
Saturday, Jan. 19 Kootenay at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. Swift Current at Regina, 6 p.m. Brandon at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Calgary at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Prince George at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Lethbridge at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Tri-City at Spokane, 8:05 p.m.
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. Tuesday’s results Kootenay 4 Saskatoon 3 (SO) Swift Current 4 Moose Jaw 3 (SO) Kamloops at Victoria, Late Tri-City at Everett, Late Wednesday’s games Kootenay at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Tri-City at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Shootout Swift Current wins 1-0 Moose Jaw (0) — Kirsch, miss; Point, miss; Fioretti, miss; Swift Current (1) — Lowry, miss; Black, goal. Shots on goal Swift Current 8 15 12 2 — 37 Moose Jaw 13 6 3 0 — 22 Goal — Swift Current: Laurikainen (W,16-17-2); Moose Jaw: Paulic (SOL,10-15-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Swift Current: 0-1; Moose Jaw: 0-2. Attendance — 3,802 at Moose Jaw, Sask.
Tuesday’s summaries Broncos 4, Warriors 3 (SO) First Period 1. Moose Jaw, Point 10, 1:52 Penalty — Martin SC (slashing) 6:49. Second Period 2. Swift Current, Lowry 30 (Bosc, Scarlett) 3:11 3. Swift Current, Heatherington 3 (Scarlett) 13:00 4. Swift Current, Lowry 31 (Black) 14:40 (sh) 5. Moose Jaw, Messier 8 (Point) 17:20 6. Moose Jaw, Fioretti 20 (White, McFaull) 18:35 Penalties — Messier MJ (hooking) 0:57, Bosc SC (high-sticking), Bell MJ (roughing) 11:37, Lund SC (tripping) 13:23. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — LeSann SC, Morse MJ (fighting) 3:06. Overtime No Scoring.
Ice 4, Blades 3 (SO) First Period 1. Saskatoon, Revel 5 (Nicholls, Burns) 1:58 2. Kootenay, Reinhart 20 (Descheneau, Peel) 14:56 (pp) 3. Saskatoon, Thrower 4 (McColgan, Pufahl) 16:56 (pp) Penalties — McPhee Ktn (holding) 5:55, Sutter Sktn (holding) 13:15, Muth Ktn (hooking) 15:57. Second Period 4. Kootenay, Boyd 5 (Dirk, Vetterl) 16:45 5. Kootenay, Philp 14 (Martin, Cable) 19:49 Penalty — Reinhart Ktn (holding) 0:07. Third Period 6. Saskatoon, Ferland 2 (Stransky) 12:35 Penalties — Reinhart Ktn (hooking) 1:00, Nicholls Sktn (tripping) 18:50, Reinhart Ktn (slashing) 20:00. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Kootenay wins 2-1 Kootenay (2) — Cable, goal; Reinhart, miss; Philp, miss; Descheneau, miss; Vetter, miss; Montgomery, miss; Shirley, goal; Saskatoon (1) — Ferland, miss; McColgan, miss; Nicholls, goal; Stransky, miss; Stovin, miss; Walker, miss; Benoit, miss. Shots on goal Kootenay 16 6 5 2 — 29 Saskatoon 8 14 9 3 — 34 Goal — Kootenay: Skapski (W,17-17-0); Saskatoon: Makarov (SOL,15-15-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Kootenay: 1-2; Saskatoon: 1-5. Attendance — 5,363 at Saskatoon.
Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Named Jamie Garcia pitching coach and Gerald Perry hitting coach of Erie (EL). TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle McClellan on a minor league contract. National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Fernando Abad, LHP Bill Bray, LHP Brandon Mann, RHP Ross Ohlendorf and INF Will Rhymes on minor league contracts. American Association WICHITA WINGNUTS — Released OF Mike Conroy. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Traded INF Jerod Yakubik, INF Nate Wilder and RHP Brett Zawacki to Joliet for RHP Rey Cotilla and future considerations. Released INF Richie Jiminez. JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Chase Doremus to a contract extension. Placed RHP Brian Smith on the retired list. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed RHP Alex Kaminsky to a contract extension. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed SS Patrick McKenna and OF Matt Wright. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Dyllon Nuernberg.
FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Named Eric Ciano strength and conditioning coach, Donnie Henderson defensive backs coach, Chuck Driesbach linebackers coach, Tyrone Wheatley running backs coach, Jim O’Neil linebackers coach, Greg Adkins tight ends coach, Anthony Weaver defensive line coach, Brian Fleury defensive quality control coach, Samson Brown assistant defensive backs coach and Jason Rebrovich defensive quality control coach. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed WR Kris Adams and CB Antonio Dennard to reserve/future contracts. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed T Allen Barbre. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Named Mike McCoy coach. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS — Signed LB Karl McCartney to a contract extension. EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released WR Glenn MacKay. HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Re-signed C Marwan Hage. Released QB Quinton Porter. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Signed LW Pierre-Luc Le-
tourneau-Leblond to a one-year contract. DALLAS STARS—Recalled D Jamie Oleksiak and F Colton Sceviour from Texas (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Signed RW Nick Palmieri to a one-year, two-way contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Claimed F Richard Clune off waivers from Los Angeles. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Loaned D Cameron Schilling to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Grand Rapids LW Trevor Parkes one game. ALBANY RIVER RATS — Returned RW Bryan Haczyk and C Kelly Zajac to Trenton (ECHL). ECHL ECHL — Suspended Colorado’s LW Devin DiDiomete four games, Idaho D Scott Todd two games, Orlando D Jesse Dudas one game and fined them, and Orlando F Ryan Cruthers, undisclosed amounts. SOCCER Major League Soccer PHILADELPHIA UNION — Loaned D Carlos Valdes to Independiente Santa Fe (Colombia). TORONTO FC — Signed M Julio Cesar. COLLEGE NEW JERSEY CITY — Named Maurice Washington men’s assistant volleyball coach.
The Raiders pulled out a 73-70 victory in boys’ play.
Beaumont takes home silver from U18 slalom regionals
Raiders win 13th straight The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won their 13th straight game in junior varsity basketball action with a 46-18 victory over the Lightning at Hunting Hills Monday. Reece McGuire had 10 points for the Raiders with Bretton Bowd and Octavia Langen adding eight each.
Saige Beaumont of the Red Deer Ski Club captured a silver medal in the dual slalom at the SportChek U18 Regional Series at the Edmonton Ski Club during the weekend. Meanwhile, Nolan Burton had a third and a sixth in the Alpine Insurance U10 Sundance Invitational dual slalom, also at the Edmonton Club. Gavin Johnson and Teaghan John-
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REBELS: Top nine forward “Matt has had an opportunity here to play in our top nine forwards and for the most part he’s been pretty consistent,” Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter said of Bellerive, whom he acquired in a September deal with the Vancouver Giants. “The whole thing with ‘Beller’ is that consistency of bringing that game every night. He’s got to be involved to be effective and when he does that he’s very effective.” As for Doetzel, whose development has been somewhat slowed by injuries . . . “The biggest issue with Kayle is consistency. He needs to be a steady defenceman, he’s not going to be a offensive guy at all,” said Sutter. “He has to be a shutdown type of defenceman who has to be very steady and he has to be a physical presence on the ice as far as being a guy who’s hard to play against.” Portland Winterhawks rearguard Seth Jones is the top-ranked player for the draft, just ahead of Halifax Mooseheads linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin. Other WHL players ranked in the top 10 are Medicine Hat Tigers forward Hunter Shinkaruk (fifth) and Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Ryan Pulock (sixth). ● Rebels defenceman Mathew Dumba has already made a positive impression at the Minnesota Wild training camp, according to Wild head coach Mike Yeo and Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “He is going to be a really, really good player,” Yeo told Russo. “It’s a big jump. One week you’re playing junior hockey and the next week you’re coming out playing against world class players. I think he’s done a real nice job. You can see his strengths. He had that one great shift in the offensive zone (during a Monday scrimmage). They controlled the puck down there for 45 seconds, to a minute, and a lot of it was going through him on the blue line. He has a
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Central Division W L Pct 24 15 .615 21 15 .583 19 17 .528 14 24 .368 9 31 .225
Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland
GB — 3 1/2 11 1/2 16 16 1/2
Tuesday’s Games Indiana 103, Charlotte 76 New Orleans 111, Philadelphia 99 Brooklyn 113, Toronto 106 L.A. Clippers 117, Houston 109 Denver 115, Portland 111, OT Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, Late
GB — 1 3 9 15
Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Toronto, 5 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 6 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 6 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 8 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 29 11 .725 — Memphis 24 12 .667 3 Houston 21 18 .538 7 1/2 Dallas 16 23 .410 12 1/2 New Orleans 12 26 .316 16
Oklahoma City Denver Portland Utah Minnesota
L.A. Clippers Golden State L.A. Lakers Sacramento Phoenix
Northwest Division W L Pct 30 8 .789 24 16 .600 20 18 .526 21 19 .525 16 19 .457
GB — 7 10 10 12 1/2
Pacific Division W L Pct 30 9 .769 23 13 .639 16 21 .432 14 24 .368 13 27 .325
GB — 5 1/2 13 15 1/2 17 1/2
Wednesday’s Early Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia — Results Wednesday from the US$31.608-million-Australian Open, at Melbourne Park (surface—hard-outdoor; seedings in parentheses): MEN Singles Second Round Kei Nishikori (16), Japan, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1. Nicolas Almagro (10), Spain, def. Daniel GimenoTraver, Spain, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. Sam Querrey (20), U.S., def. Brian Baker, U.S., 6-7 (2), 1-1, retired. Doubles First Round Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer (6), Netherlands, def. David Goffin, Belgium, and Simon Stadler, Germany, 6-3, 6-1. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Johan Brunstrom, Sweden, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, 6-3, 6-3. WOMEN Singles Second Round Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, 6-3, 6-3. Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Lucie
son both had fifth and seventh place finishes, Ava Vis a seventh and Brad Gould a 10th. Bennett Erickson had a pair of fifthplace finishes in the Kinder Kombi/Giant Slalom at the Banff Lodging Company U14 race at Snow Valley at Marmot Basin in Jasper.
Sayers a double winner in season opener Lisa Sayers was a double winner as the Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club opened their season at Marmot Basin in Jasper during the weekend.
great shot and he skates extremely well.” Asked if there’s a chance Dumba sticks past this week, Yeo responded: “Just going with an open mind. All the D played very well. All of them.” email@example.com
RDC: Bigger stage There was so much more Hansen could talk about, or learn, but by the time he left on Sunday he had a number of ideas to bring home. “One thing that struck me was the courage needed to run a team like the Pirates,” he said. “They’re under pressure to please everyone, but they have to have the courage to do what they believe is right. It’s a bigger stage than I’ve ever seen. “As for talking with our coaches and talking about performance, I’ve know it for a long time, but you have to be different than the rest to be elite. You have to do more and make more sacrifices. I talked with a number of scouts and they’re on the road for over 200 days a year and they all have families. That’s something with our coaches. They don’t live ordinary lives.” Hansen also brought back a couple of lighter moments such as the first time he met Huntington. “We had a five minute meet session and we introduced ourselves and I asked him if he was from Pittsburgh and he looked at me kind of funny. I asked if he was with the Pirates organization. He was the GM. We had a good laugh over that.” Hansen also got a chance to take batting practice against former major league catcher and Pirates minor league catching coordinator Tom Prince. “There was a girl ahead of me and she hitting everything and I hadn’t swung a bat for 30 years and was nervous, especially with all the major league guys watching. But I managed to make good contact, so that worked out,” he said. Hansen would love to get a chance to return when they hold Think Tank 3.0. “It was the best PD (personal development)
Thursday’s Games New York vs. Detroit at London, England, 1 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. NBA Leaders Before Tuesday’s games G FG FT PTS Bryant, LAL 37 384 256 1104 Anthony, NYK 30 301 193 878 Durant, OKC 38 364 304 1100 Harden, HOU 37 296 316 981 James, MIA 36 359 171 937 Westbrook, OKC 38 293 202 843 Aldridge, POR 35 292 135 719 Curry, GOL 36 258 108 737 Wade, MIA 32 240 148 642 Lee, GOL 36 300 117 717
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Hradecka, Czech Rep., 6-3, 6-1. Valeria Savinykh, Russia, def. Dominika Cibulkova (15), Slovakia, 7-6 (6), 6-4. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Klara Zakopalova (23), Czech Rep., 6-1, 6-0. Doubles First Round Maria Kirilenko, Russia, and Lisa Raymond (3), U.S., def. Alicja Rosolska, Poland, and Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thailand, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, U.S., and Sania Mirza (10), India, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, def. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino and Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Jill Craybas, U.S., and Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, def. Rika Fujiwara, Japan, and Mervana Jugic-Salkic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-1, 6-4. Darija Jurak, Croatia, and Katalin Marosi, Hungary, def Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Shahar Peer, Israel, 6-0, 6-3. Melinda Czink, Hungary, and Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, def. Simona Halep, Romania, and Arantxa Rus, Netherlands, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, and Megan MoultonLevy, U.S., def. Petra Martic, Croatia, and Kristina Mladenovic, France, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8).
Sayers won the F5 (female) mogul and slope-style competitions on Saturday and Sunday respectively and placed fourth overall in the female competition both days. Meanwhile Genevieve Sikora was fourth in the F4 moguls and second in the slope-style and fourth overall. On the male side, Andrew MacDonald was second in the M2 moguls and fourth in the slope-style. Josh Medak took second in the M4 slope-style and was second overall in the male competition. Logan Cressey was fourth and Massimo Smith ninth in the M5 moguls with Cressey fourth in the M5 slopestyle and Jack Hubbell fifth.
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Calgary Flames’ head coach Bob Hartley, centre, watches as Alex Tanguay takes a faceoff during training camp in Calgary, Tuesday.
CALGARY — When Alex Tanguay broke into the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche back in 1999 he had two options. He could switch from his natural centre position and play left-wing on a line with Joe Sakic, or he could watch from the press box. “I became a left-wing then and I’ve been that ever since,” said Tanguay, who was also behind Peter Forsberg and Stephane Yelle on Colorado’s depth chart at centre. “It was fun for me to get to watch some of the best players. I knew I wasn’t going to play that position so I made the adjustment.” Bob Hartley, who was Colorado’s coach at the time, recalled that he initially tried Tanguay out at centre a few times during practice. “But we had so many options with Joe and Forsberg,” said Hartley, who was reunited with Tanguay when he signed on to coach the Calgary Flames late last May. “He was a young kid coming in with no NHL experience. To be on Joe’s wing was not a bad thing a better being on the left-wing than eating popcorn upstairs.” Now, 13 seasons later, Hartley made the decision to put Tanguay back at centre for the first three days of Flames training camp. “It’s been a while since I played centre,” said Tanguay, who won a Stanley Cup with Hartley in Colorado in 2001. “I used to play it in juniors (with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL). I know how to play it. It’s going to take a little bit of time and I’m going to take as many days as possible to hopefully be ready.” With Calgary’s home opener slated
for this Sunday against the San Jose Sharks, that doesn’t leave much time. “I’m looking forward to the next few days of practice and hopefully I can improve and get better,” Tanguay said. “I did some video with the coaches on the centre position and what to do and what not to do. I’m looking forward to the challenge. It’s a great opportunity and we’ll see how it goes.” Curtis Glencross has been impressed with how much improvement Tanguay has shown so far. “Obviously, it’s not something that he’s going to be an expert at overnight,” said Glencross, who has played left-wing on Tanguay’s line all three days. “It’s going to take a little bit and every day he’s better and better. Alex has such good vision of the ice and he’s such a smart player. “He doesn’t really get himself in too many problems. A good player like that can manoeuvre between different positions really easily.” Blake Comeau played on Calgary’s top line the first two days before Hartley decided to put Lee Stempniak in the right-wing spot on Wednesday. “I think he’s a natural,” Stempniak said of Tanguay. “You just get your stick down and try to get open and more often than not, he’ll find you, which is a lot of fun for someone who likes to shoot the puck.” Of course, captain Jarome Iginla is pencilled in to play on the top line once he has recovered from his groin injury. If all goes well, Iginla could make his debut at Flames training camp on Wednesday. “He’s doing so well that he’s begging me to let him on the ice,” Hartley said. “Tomorrow morning, he’s going to come in, we’re going to test him in the gym and if everything feels good, he’s going to be on the ice.”
At 23, Gagner already one of the ‘old guys’ at Oilers camp BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ At the tender age of 23, Sam Gagner has already become one of the Edmonton Oilers’ ``old guys.’’ Heading into his sixth NHL season, the shifty forward has reason to look at himself as one of the team’s veterans and leaders. Only four players in camp have been with the club as long as him Ryan Smyth, Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky and Ladislav Smid. ``I want to look at it that way,’’ said Gagner, a softspoken native of London, Ont., ``I’ve been here long enough. I want to be in a leadership role. I think I’m ready for that and I’m excited for that challenge.’’ Since joining the Oilers as an 18 year old, Gagner has helped welcome a series of even younger players: No. 1 draft picks Taylor Hall and Ryan NugentHopkins, first-round pick Jordan Eberle and now free-agent defenceman Justin Schultz and another first-overall draft pick, Russian forward Nail Yakupov. Through the first two days of training camp Gagner has been centring Yakupov and Hemsky, a trio the team is looking to for offensive production to back up the top line of Hall, Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle. Gagner is excited about playing with Hemsky and Yakupov if head coach Ralph Kruger sticks with his lines, and with just a six-day camp that seems likely. ``They obviously have a lot of skill and a lot of speed,’’ he said. ``For myself, I just have to make sure I’m pushing my legs every night and doing my best to help them out. And they can help me out and we should have great chemistry. ``(Yakupov) has got a lot of speed. Going first overall there’s a lot of pressure that goes with that but he seems to be handling that very well. He’s got a lot of skill and it should be fun playing with him.’’
Kruger sees a lot of potential in the trio. ``Hemmer’s really a setter and Nail’s got one of the best one-timers I’ve seen from a young player, ever. And a hard wrist shot to boot,’’ he said. ``Ales, with his movement is excellent at finding players. And Sam can augment both of them.’’ Yakupov comes to the Oilers after two highscoring seasons with Sarnia of the Ontario Hockey League, 22 games this winter in the Russian KHL and a bronze medal with Russia at the world junior championship. He comes with a reputation of being a speedy forward with great hands, but Kruger says he’ll face some big adjustments to the NHL. ``He’s coming from a Russian KHL league that is very passive in its forechecking systems a where everything happens very slowly,’’ Kruger said. ``It’s not a very high pressure forechecking league. It’s more a transition league so he’s got a lot of adjustment to make to the speed we want in transition. But he’s very open, he’s been excellent the first few days. ``He’s got other adjustments as well but we’re a very patient coaching staff so we’re just going to do it piece by piece. We don’t want to overload him, lets let him do what he does best here early. Everyone needs to be patient with teaching him.’’ That could include Gagner, who says he’s willing if the coaching staff is looking for him to help mentor Yakupov. ``Nail has a lot of talent and he’s coming into the league at 18,’’ he said. ``I came into the league at 18 and I feel I’ve learned a lot over my five years, there’s been a lot of ups and downs and I want to take my game to another level and if I can help him make the transition then so be it.’’ NOTES: Kruger announced Tuesday that Horcoff will remain the team captain with Hall, Eberle and Nick Schultz his assistants. Eberle will be a full-time assistant while Schultz and Hall will alternate game by game.
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Edmonton Oilers Sam Gager, left, and Nail Yakupov discuss a drill during the Oilers training camp in Edmonton, on Tuesday.
Jones leads mid-season rankings TORONTO — Unlike some previous seasons, there is definitely no clear favourite to go first overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Central Scouting Bureau released its mid-season rankings Tuesday, with Portland Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones taking the nod as the top draft-eligible skater from North America. He was closely followed by Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon. Given that both players are standouts at their respective positions, the team holding the No. 1 pick will likely make their selection based on positional need rather than drafting the best available player. “It was just by a slim margin that Seth is sitting (ahead) in the first ranking right now,” Central Scouting director Dan Marr said. Jones, from Arlington, Texas, came up through the U.S. National Team De-
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Rail line worries parents ADULT BAND CONCERT After a weekend of a guest conductors, instrumental displays, socializing and networking, adult band musicians from across Alberta will play a free concert. From Friday to Sunday, the musicians will be able to partake in full band rehearsals and learn from guest conductors Dr. Gillian MacKay, associate professor of music at the University of Toronto, and Bill Wahl, Medicine Hat community band society director. The musicians will be prepping for the Sunday free concert at noon at the Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd., Arts Centre, Mainstage. For more information call Joyce Howdle at 403-3564900.
CALL FOR SAFETY MEASURES TO PREVENT CHILDREN FROM CROSSING TRACKS WHERE UNSAFE BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Students crossing train tracks to get to school quickly could lead to tragedy, says a Blackfalds father. So Jason Spatt of Blackfalds has raised the issue with local and railroad officials. Spatt, a father of a school-aged child, drove his daughter to school and noticed children crossing the train tracks away from the controlled intersection. “I’ve probably seen it before, but it just never dawned on me until yesterday,” said Spatt. Rather than walk roughly eight blocks through the controlled intersection over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks, Spatt said students were crossing where it was convenient, but unsafe. He raised this concern in an email to
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dergarten to Grade 4, so younger kids, you can try and teach them the best you can about where you should cross the railway crossing at the controlled intersection, look both ways and the usual. But kids are kids and things can happen.” He suggests a chain-link fence running a few blocks along the tracks near the school to deter kids from crossing where it is unsafe. “We have a train that comes through Blackfalds on a regular basis throughout the day and night and it can be at high speeds and when you’re dealing with little kids, there is a huge risk,” said Spatt. “What’s a couple of blocks of chain-link fence in the grand scheme of things? Probably not a lot.” A spokesperson for CP responded to the email saying he would forward the concern to people who could look into the matter. email@example.com
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NATURALIST CLUB SNOW DAY Snowshoeing and other outdoor activities are part of the Young Naturalists Club Snow Day on Sunday. The group sponsored by the Red Deer River Naturalists begin their event at 1 p.m. and wrap up at 3. Participants are advised to dress for the weather. More information is available by calling 403-347-8200.
AT YOUR SERVICE Canadian poet Robert Service will be explored as part of Red Deer Centennial celebrations. At Your Service will highlight Service’s life and work as wartime poet and ambulance driver and author of both humourous and somber work. Bruce Jacobson has set Service’s poems to music and Paul Boultbee has created art work to accompany several of the pieces. At Your Service will be presented three times at Pioneer’s Lodge, at 4324 46A Ave.: Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A shorter program will be presented on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Pioneer’s Lodge in celebration of Service’s 139th birthday. Admission is free to all presentations.
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Waving signs and banners and shouting they want a high school in Blackfalds about 25 Blackfalds residents greeted representatives of the Wolf Creek School Division and the Town of Blackflads council. The school division and council were meeting to discus the possibility of building a high school in Blackfalds.
Trustees looking at high school in Blackfalds educational planning BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF Demonstrators wanting a high school welcomed Blackfalds town council and Wolf Creek Public School District trustees to their joint meeting on Monday night. About 25 parents and children waved signs and a banner encouraging the two governing bodies to help build the fast-growing town a high school. “We are making progress on the awareness front,” said John Anderson, the lobbying effort’s organizer, in an email. “It seems our main concept is now being considered as an idea rather than ignored.” Chairperson Trudy Bratland of Wolf Creek board of trustees said a new elementary school is “the top priority in our capital plans for the future. “We’re regularly lobbying the (provincial) government and
BLACKFALDS HIGH SCHOOL Blackfalds has done that, too. Now we’re finally joining forces to work together for that elementary school and certainly for a new high school in the future, if the trends come true.” Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol said council and the school board “undertook some joint strategic planning. “It’s about coming up with a plan towards the education needs of the community. “A high school is part of it, but we’re making sure we’re addressing the education needs of Blackfalds citizens in the best way possible.” Anderson said building a high school would free up space in the junior campus “to manage the shortage of space for the elementary grades. “It is a fiscally responsible and
realistic solution to the overall community needs.” About 220 high school students are bused from Blackfalds to Lacombe Composite High School daily and others attend Red Deer schools. The 2011 federal census found Blackfalds grew to 6,300, or 34.4 per cent, since the 2006 census total of 4,618, making it Canada’s 14th fastest growing community over the previous five years. The census also found 575 children aged five-to-nine-years-old and 735 aged zero-to-four-yearsold, compared to 430 aged 10 to 14 and 310 aged 15 to 19. More information on the high school lobbying effort is available online at www.highschool4blackfalds.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Deer County will take over the Bowden fire department. On Tuesday, county council approved assuming responsibility from the Town of Bowden, which had been contracted to provide fire protection. The town wanted to get out of the firefighting business. County assistant CAO Ric Henderson said the town believed the county could do the service easier administratively. The volunteer firefighters in Bowden will remain, he added. “It’s same people, same operation,” said Henderson. “It’s the same level of service.” The county was already providing capital dollars for fire equipment, as well as annual operating dollars. The county owns three of the five trucks and will now have approved funding to replace the two other vehicles. County leaders were provided with the extent of service calls from 2009 to 2011 — 384 in total, with 168 of those in town and the remaining 216 in the rural area. The majority of calls are for ambulance assistance (173), motor vehicle collisions (88), which occur mainly on Hwy 2, and fire responses (123).
Road work to include roundabout BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Roadway improvements will begin this summer to eliminate traffic snarls at a busy T-intersection near Staples and Costco on the west side of Gasoline Alley. On Tuesday, Red Deer County council approved Central City Asphalt Ltd.’s bid to do work along Leva Avenue from McKenzie Road to Waskasoo Avenue. The work will involve building an additional southbound lane along north-south Leva Avenue. It now has three lanes, two of which are northbound. A roundabout, a modernized traffic circle where drivers must always yield to traffic already in the circle, will be built at
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Drivers make their way through the intersection at Leva Avenue and Lantern Street at Gasoline Alley where a roundabout is in the planning stage. Lantern Street and Leva Avenue. It will be constructed on the corner leading to Staples and Costco, so the majority of road construction won’t affect traffic. “We don’t want to disrupt traffic anymore than we have to,” said County Mayor Jim Wood. “People will be somewhat inconvenienced, but they’re going to like to be able to drive on the road when it’s done.” Wood said the current T-intersection has become a real problem for traffic because drivers are coming off of Hwy 2 and into the area.
Plus, drivers are trying to come off or onto Leva Avenue. It’s been a real inconvenience for businesspeople. Wood said this plan has been well received from employers in the area. “It’s recognized that any construction will have some slowdown in the area,” said Wood. “It will be minimized to the best we can. We want to see Gasoline Alley continue to prosper and not have traffic stopped all the time.”
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BRIEFS Home invader sentenced to jail A Red Deer man who pleaded guilty to participating in a home invasion last year and bribing the victim was sentenced to three years and six months in jail. Alexander Talbot, 21, pleaded guilty to break and enter and obstructing justice in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. Court heard that on May 4, 2012, Talbot and an accomplice broke into a Red Deer residence while the occupant was calling 911 for help. Police arrived while the pair were still in the residence. Crown prosecutor Tony Bell said Talbot and the victim knew each other so it wasn’t a home invasion involving strangers. In a joint submission, Bell and defence lawyer Michael Scrase recommended the three-and-a-half year sentence that was accepted by Judge Jim Hunter. Talbot was given credit for eight-and-a-half months time served and was issued a 10-year firearms prohibition.
Pitch-In registration Registration opens on Monday for the 2013 Alberta Pitch-In Week campaign. The annual anti-litter and cleanup effort is part of a Pitch-In Canada’s national campaign. Last year, 18,115 projects were completed in more than 500 communities, collecting a total of about two million kg of garbage from natural areas. Community groups can register by calling 1-877-PITCH-IN (748-3446) or online at www.pitch-in. ca. For free garbage bags, groups must register by March 15. The City of Red Deer’s annual Green Deer clean up program runs from April 15 to June 16, with the Red Deer River Clean up slated for June 2.
Free city dirt Psst, the City of Red Deer has dirt to pass on. Specifically, it has about 220,000 cubic metres in the Queen’s Business Park it wants to give away. “It’s leftover from the whole business park stripping and grading and storm retention pond development,” said Michael Williston, the city’s transportation engineer. “We’re looking for higher volume users. We’re certainly looking at industrial or commercial users or even a farmer.” Residential users aren’t ideal because it would take too long for the pile to go, he added. The pile located on the park’s west side would take about 11,000 single dump truck loads to eliminate. Companies or individuals wanting the soil can contact Andrew Phillips in the Engineering Department at 403-342 8114.
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Darren Innes of Husted Electric from Olds works at removing wires from the walls of what was the kitchen at Heritage Ranch on Tuesday. Demolition of the WestLake Grill kitchen began this week with crew beginning the work that will see a new state of the art kitchen and other features added to the property. Construction is scheduled to be completed by May 31st. During the renovations staff at Heritage Ranch will continue to offer their equine programs including trail rides, sleigh, wagon and buggy rides as well as their Winter Night Light Tours through the property. Hall. A short program will recognize former town mayors and other dignitaries in attendance before a musical performance by schoolchildren. Free birthday cake will also be offered. Fegan said the event, the first of many planned for the year, is being held on Thursday since Jan. 17 is the date that Delburne was incorporated a century ago.
Murder accused has lawyer An Innisfail-area man accused of second-degree murder in the death of his father, a former Red Deer city councillor, now has a lawyer. Patty MacNaughton asked for a judge’s order so her client, Aaron Guilbault, 31, can be in Red Deer for his next scheduled court appearance on Jan. 30. Guilbault made a brief closed-circuit television appearance from the Calgary Remand Centre in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday morning. Guilbault is accused of murdering his father Timothy Guilbault, 58, of Calgary. His body was found on Nov. 5 at a family residence near Red Lodge Park. Police ruled the death a homicide but have not released any details. Police say Aaron Guilbault was arrested outside
For a second year, Travel Alberta and Big Valley Jamboree are offering a chance to win a day-long country music celebration for any Alberta community. The Small Town Saturday Night contest has a grand prize of a concert headlined by Chad Brownlee and featuring Clay Bellamy, Bobby Wills and Tenille, with Danny Hooper acting as the event’s master of ceremonies. To enter, the community has to connect a group of passionate and supportive locals, choose a venue where the event will be held, create a two-minute video showcasing the community and what makes it great, upload the video to YouTube and get out the vote for the video. Last year’s concert resulted in $93,000 being raised for the Friends of Legal School Society to build a new playground for the community. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 28. A panel of experts will narrow the eligible entries, choosing the top 10 based on their depiction of community spirit and involvement, passion for local tourism experiences and events, local characters and creativity. The top 10 will be announced on March 5, followed by a public vote for the winner, ending on March 25. The winning community will be announced on March 28 and the concert will happen on April 27. More than 200 communities in Alberta qualify for the contest, which is open to communities of 20,000 people or fewer. For more information, visit www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/STSN.
of Stettler in his father’s vehicle a few hours after the body of Tim was discovered. He has been in custody since.
Pennies for charity The Innisfail Public Library hopes people will heed the advice of federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and donate the soon to be defunct penny to charity. Starting on Feb. 4, the Royal Canadian Mint will no longer distribute pennies in Canada. The Innisfail library hopes that people storing the one-cent coin will instead bring them to the library for the Pennies for Programs fundraising effort. All proceeds from the drive will go toward new and existing library programs, some of which include the Lego club, youth writing club, ABC story time, story time and afternoon and evening book club. The library will accept rolled or unrolled pennies, in any quantity. There is a drop box in the library that can be accessed during regular business hours. For more information on the drive, call Melinda Mercer at 403-227-2620 or the library at 403-227-4407.
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‘Idol’ gambles on big name judges AND BIG RATINGS HOPES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — American Idol is facing a $36 million-plus question: Will that combined paycheque lavished on superstar judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban pay off in ratings? The newcomers have their work cut out for them whether they earn it with colorful feuding — ladies, you know who we’re talking about — or by discovering a singer who can charm America. The talent show, a TV groundbreaker when it debuted in 2002 despite a starless panel with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, needs every edge as its audience erodes and other contests emerge as challengers. “I think it’s actually a renewal (of Idol) every couple of years, and what you’re seeing now is this panel has reinvigorated the show,” said Mike Darnell, Fox president of alternative entertainment. NBC’s The Voice, one of the newcomers, enjoyed immediate success with brand-name panelists Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. But famous faces don’t guarantee a return, as Cowell’s The X Factor most recently proved. Britney Spears, whose lacklustre performance failed to capitalize on buzz about her intriguing foray into live TV, split from the show last week. It was a $15 million lesson for all interested parties. But American Idol, returning Wednesday with host Ryan Seacrest, has to make noise as it hits relative old age for a TV series, with its ratings still hefty but on a steady downward spiral. Last season, Idol lost its status as the most-watched TV program for the first time since 2003, eclipsed by NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and pegged its lowest-rated season since it debuted in summer 2002. An open-wallet approach worked for Idol before, with Jennifer Lopez validating her $12 million paycheque by helping (with Steven Tyler) to boost the show’s ratings in 2011. That allowed Ellen DeGeneres’ short-lived and genially unimpressive judging stint that ended in 2010 to fade into memory. The result: Carey is raking in close to $18 million, Minaj is getting $12 million and Urban’s take is a reported $6 million for the season. Add in mainstay Jackson’s share (in the reported single-digit millions) and that’s a platinum-plated group.
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Mariah Carey, from left, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj from ‘American Idol ‘attend the Fox Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. But it’s potentially money well spent for a show that, en route to living up to its title of finding new pop stars, has to keep viewers firmly engaged. Finding a breakout star like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood or Jennifer Hudson is one way to do it, but the odds are long. So it’s up to the professionals to step in. “It’s more of an entertainment show than anything else, and if judges can supply the entertainment that’s an ingredient for success,” said analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media. “With X Factor that didn’t happen and the show didn’t get into the fabric of pop culture.” Carey and Minaj already are demonstrating their potential. Their feud, whether real or fabricated, has produced such head-shaking, headlinemaking moments as Carey alleging that Minaj threatened to shoot her after a taping. The rapper responded with dismissive tweets. At a news conference, Minaj tried to downplay the squabble.
“We’re professionals. Have you ever had an argument with someone you’ve worked with?” she said after repeated questions about her working relationship with Carey. “This was sort of one-sided,” interjected Carey. “No, it wasn’t,” snapped back Minaj. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said the judges won’t disappoint, including Urban, whom he calls a sweetheart who “sticks up for himself.” The singer is expected to reinforce the show’s country fan base that has boosted the fortunes of contestants including Southern crooner Scotty McCreey. Jackson is proving tougher on contestants than in the past, Lythgoe said. Then there are the divas. “Nicki can get into it with anybody. She’s one of the best judges ever . . . . She finds an angle and drives it home,” Lythgoe said. As for Carey, she’s a “true legend” who is the first “to put her arms out if someone’s not going through or she’s happy with someone.” In an interview, Minaj described
giving the show her all. “I didn’t expect to cry on American Idol. I always said, ‘Why do they (judges) cry on those shows? That’s so stupid. Get a life.’ But now I take that back,” Minaj said. “When you’re looking into someone’s eyes and they gave their all and you know their journey ends here, it’s a tough pill to swallow. “Then you have to join the machine again and keep on judging,” she added. Fox executive Darnell expressed optimism that Idol, an especially critical part of the network’s schedule after a rough start to the season for Fox, remains TV royalty. He conceded the talent show marketplace is overcrowded and “they’re all taking each other down a little bit,” each losing up to 20 per cent in viewers. But American Idol remains “the king of the shows. This is the one and the only one that makes stars, period,” Darnell said. “And I think people will keep coming back to it for that reason.”
‘Rebelle’, ‘Flashpoint’ lead award nominees That makes Nguyen the third Quebec writer-director in a row to compete in the Oscar category, after Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar and Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies rode a wave of acclaim to the Academy Awards. Other films with multiple nods at the Canadian Screen Awards include Michael McGowan’s Still Mine with seven nominations, Michael Dowse’s hockey comedy Goon with six, and Anais Barbeau-Lavalette’s Inch’Allah, with five. Goon star Jay Baruchel tweeted his delight at making the cut. “Words can’t describe how honoured and proud I am of our movie and everything that’s happened with it,” Baruchel said in a post made Tuesday. “This is just the coolest.” Goon producer Don Carmody suggested such acclaim would not have been possible before sweeping changes were made to the academy in 2011. “In the old days, (with) the old academy, it would be: ‘Ooh, Goon. Too rude, too crude, too popular, we can’t possibly award it,”’ says Carmody, whose other nominated films include Silent Hill: Revelation 3D and Resident Evil: Retribution. Carmody says he’s long been “agitating for” a combined film and TV bash. “When I produced the picture called Polytechnique we were nominated for 11 awards at the Genies and the ceremony was frankly embarrassing. We were on folding chairs in a drafty old discotheque. It was just ridiculous.” He says combining the awards also combines the star wattage, thereby bringing more attention to each field. “Quite frankly, most Canadians don’t know that the Resident Evils and Silent Hills and all of those are Canadian films but they are, and the same thing with a lot of the big international co-productions in television,” he says.
“As Canadians become more familiar with what really is out there that is Canadian, I think they’ll come to appreciate the level of expertise and talent that exists in this country.” The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television introduced the new award last fall. At the time, it called the prize “a true reflection of the multi-platform universe of today,” noting that the award would also celebrate digital achievements.
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TORONTO — The Oscar-nominated child soldier drama Rebelle leads the film nominations at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards, a newly minted bash that celebrates the best in homegrown film and TV. Kim Nguyen’s harrowing feature, also known as War Witch, dominates the pack with 12 nominations — including best picture and best director. It will compete in those categories against Xavier Dolan’s gender-bending drama Laurence Anyways, which earned 10 nominations, and Deepa Mehta’s sprawling historical epic Midnight’s Children, which drew eight. On the TV side, CTV’s cop hit Flashpoint leads with 11 nominations, while The Movie Network comedy Less Than Kind, which also airs on HBO Canada, scored 10. The first-ever nominees for the Canadian Screen Awards were announced Tuesday morning at simultaneous news conferences in Toronto and Montreal. The award honours achievement in both Canadian television and film, replacing the previously separate Gemini and Genie Awards. Helga Stephenson, chief executive officer of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, says any comparisons to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s similarly structured Golden Globe Awards is welcomed. “A Golden Globes vision is not a bad vision, you know,” Stephenson says of that star-studded affair, a notoriously unpredictable bash that includes dinner and free-flowing booze. “It’s something that we would love to get to but we need to find the space to do that. (This year) we’ve gone into a very glamorous space at the Sony Centre.” Martin Short will host the first awards gala on March 3, with the two-hour ceremony set to air on CBC-TV. Perennial awards darling Flashpoint earned nods for best drama, best writing in a drama and best actor in a drama (for Enrico Colantoni). It will face off against CBC’s Arctic Air, Global’s Bomb Girls and the two Showcase series Continuum and King. Flashpoint co-star Sergio di Zio, who is up for best supporting actor, says he was especially pleased the show’s final season was heartily embraced. “I just saw my executive producers and (we said), ‘It’s good to be Flashpoint.’ It’s really good to be Flashpoint,” says de Zio, noting that the drama often led the nominations at the old Geminis. “We got spoiled. We got spoiled every year and it’s wonderful to get recognized by everybody. Because a lot of hard work goes into that show from top to bottom.” The TV comedy race includes The Movie Network/ Movie Central’s Good God, Showcase’s Kenny Hotz Triumph of the Will, TMN’s Less Than Kind and two CBC series: Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays and Mr. D. The Canadian Screen Awards are just the latest accolades for Rebelle, an unflinching look at a teenage girl who’s forced to become a child soldier in Sub-Saharan Africa. The film is also nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign-language film category.
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Body and Health A guide to living better in the new year
Easy ways to improve memory (MS) Everyone forgets things from time to time. Periodically forgetting where you left your keys is likely not indicative of a bad memory. But some people find themselves forgetting things more frequently, a troubling development for those who can’t explain their sudden loss of memory. Memory loss is often considered to go hand-in-hand with aging. As a person ages, conventional wisdom suggests memory will begin to fade. But sometimes memory loss has nothing to do with aging, and a lot to do with a brain that isn’t sharp because of an unhealthy lifestyle. The following are a few ways men and women can improve their memory.
GET SOME SLEEP:
Men and women who aren’t getting enough sleep can almost certainly blame that lack of shut-eye for at least some of their memory loss. When you don’t get enough sleep, your brain’s ability to think critically, solve problems and even be creative is compromised considerably. In addition, research has shown that memory-enhancing activities occur during the deepest stages of sleep, further highlighting the impor-
making time to relax and recognizing that you have limits while seeking the help of others.
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tance of getting a full night of interruption-free rest.
HIT THE GYM: Exercise is another activity that can improve memory. Daily physical exercise increases the amount of oxygen that gets to your brain while reducing the risk for certain disorders, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, both of which can lead to memory loss. MANAGE STRESS EFFECTIVELY:
Stress has a host of negative side effects, not the least of which is its impact on your memory. Chronic stress that goes untreated can destroy brain cells and damage the region of the brain that deals with the formation of new memories as well as the retrieval of older memories. Numerous studies have shown that men and women cite their career as their primary source of stress. Since quitting your job is likely not an option, find ways to manage your stress more effectively. This may mean finding a way to make the most of your time, be it working more efficiently, emphasizing planning ahead or even vowing to stop procrastinating. Other ways to manage stress include
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Diet can also have an impact on memory. What you eat is fuel for both your body and your brain, and a poor diet can have a negative impact on your memory. Be sure to include omega-3 fatty acids, sources of which include salmon, tuna and other cold water fatty fish, in your diet. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids, which can also be found in walnuts, can boost brain power and possibly reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Foods with antioxidants, including fruits and vegetables, can also protect your brain cells from damage, which
can have a positive impact on your memory. Leafy green vegetables like spinach, romaine lettuce and arugula as well as fruits like apricots, mangoes and cantaloupe are good sources of antioxidants. A diet high in saturated fat, which is found in red meat, whole milk, butter and cheese, has been found to have a negative impact on memory. Research has shown that such a diet increases a person’s risk of developing dementia while impairing an individual’s ability to concentrate and remember things. Loss of memory is often a momentary lapse, but those who find themselves becoming more and more forgetful can take steps to improve their memory and their quality of life.
Fit Body Boot Camp Red Deer Announces Participation in National 1,000 lb. Meltdown Challenge to Fight Obesity. All Proceeds Raised from the 1,000 lb. Meltdown Challenge Will Go to Local Charity. Fitness boot camp franchise Fit Body Boot Camp has put together an international campaign to bring awareness to the growing obesity problem across the world. 1,000 lb. Meltdown Challenge’s goal is to get local residents of participating cities to lose 1,000 pounds in 28 days. The 1,000 pound Meltdown Challenge at Fit Body Boot Camp Red Deer will start in January 2013 and all participants will be charged $49 for the 28-day program, and all proceeds will be donated to Red Deer Firefighter’s Children’s Charity. “The goal is to inspire and motivate residents to lose weight as part of Fit Body Boot Camp’s Vision to expose and engage twenty percent of the world’s population to a healthy and fit lifestyle by 2020,” says Bedros Keuilian, founder and President of Fit Body Boot Camp. “Obesity isn’t just a personal problem. It is a national and a global problem.” According to the Statistics Canada, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in Canada and throughout the world. It is estimated that more than half of Canadian adults, and approximately 20% of children and adolescents are obese. Globally, obesity levels are
also on the rise. “For approximately 15 years, I’ve been on a mission in Red Deer to help local people look and feel the way they want,” says Cabel McElderry, owner of Fit Body Boot Camp Red Deer. “I can’t believe our region is considered the 9th FITTEST region in Canada when statistically 48.5% of the population is considered to be obese. One way or another we’re going to change that!” For more information about the Challenge, go to http://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/1000PoundMeltdown.html.
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healthy staples (MS) When hunger pangs arrive and you head to the kitchen to prepare a meal or a snack, it helps to have healthy foods on hand so that you can fill up without filling out your clothes. Sugary or fattening foods may be popular snacks, but consuming too many of these items can cause health implications, including weight gain, that could last for years. Although health experts tout certain “super foods” that are essential for the body, there are run-of-the-mill foods that are far less glamorous but pack their own healthy punch and are much more readily available. When making your next shopping list, be sure to add these items.
RICE: Starchy rice is a versatile food that can accompany many meals. Whether served as a side dish or on its own or with some broth in a soup, rice can help satisfy hunger and keep the stomach feeling full. Brown rice is a healthier option than processed white rice. Rice is also gentle on the stomach for people who need to consume bland diets due to any gastrointestinal ailments. Another advantage to rice is that it stores well and will not go bad, so you can stock up. LOW-FAT YOGURT: Yogurt can be enjoyed
as a snack any time of the day. Rich in calcium and healthy probiotics, yogurt can even replace certain ingredients in recipes, including creams and sour cream. As a dessert, yogurt is a better option than more fattening puddings or ice cream. Thicker varieties of yogurt can help you feel fuller, longer.
UNSALTED NUTS: An excellent protein-rich snack, nuts can be the go-to food when you need a nutritional pick-me-up. Although they tend to be high in fat, much of the fat content is unsaturated fat that is rich in omega acids necessary for cardiovascular and neurological health. Nuts can be sprinkled on salads or served with cheeses to make meals more satisfying.
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BEANS AND LEGUMES: These foods are high in protein as well as fiber, generally in a low-calorie package. Beans and legumes can replace meats as a protein source in many meals when the goal is to reduce caloric and fat intake. Beans can be used to thicken sauces or make foods more hearty, helping to stretch them further. VEGETABLES: Whether fresh or frozen, vegetables are a must-have staple. Vegetables are ripe with vitamins and minerals, and pack a lot of punch with very low calories and fat. People need not worry about filling up on vegetables, and they’re one of the snacks that can be eaten in abundance without worry of racking up a lot of calories. Aim to have half of your plate filled with vegetables at every meal, which will keep you full. LEAN PROTEIN SOURCES: Fish, poultry and lean cuts of meat are often the basis for meals. They can be kept and enjoyed in moderation. Rich cuts of pork and beef may be flavorful but are high in saturated fats. FIGS: Many people underestimate the nutritional value of figs. Figs can be eaten fresh off of the tree. Think about adding mashed figs to batters for healthier breads or even desserts. A good source of potassium and fiber, figs also contain vitamin B6, which produces mood-boosting serotonin, lowering cholesterol and preventing water retention. There are many healthy and versatile foods that can be stored in the pantry without spoiling. They make for quick snacks and help keep you feeling fuller, longer.
CANNED OR DRIED FRUITS: Fruits that are packed in natural fruit juices are just as healthy as fresh produce. However, they can be stored for longer periods of time without spoiling. Many people do not consume the recommended servings of fruit, and having canned or individually packaged fruit cups available makes it easy to include fruit in your diet. Fruits are full of required vitamins and are a natural fiber source to keep digestion in check. Dried fruits can be added to nuts to make a healthy trail mix. Raisins, for example, are a great source of iron, which helps
Is gluten-free the way to be? to migraines and fatigue. According to experts from the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, much still remains unknown about gluten sensitivity, but it is clear that gluten sometimes triggers an immune response like an enemy invader in some people today. As a result, many find that avoiding gluten helps mitigate symptoms. Although there are people who have legitimate reasons to avoid gluten, many are jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon simply because they believe gluten could be something evil lurking in their foods. A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine may be at the root of this newfound fear of gluten. The paper advised that several diseases may have a root cause with gluten. Some of these diseases include: • irritable bowel syndrome • cancer • rheumatoid arthritis • anxiety and depression • dementia • epilepsy • canker sores • anemia The trouble with healthy people removing gluten from their diets is that it can cause some deficiencies. The body actually requires grains to receive the daily recommended value of certain vitamins and nutrients. These include calcium, riboflavin, folate, thiamin, iron, and fiber. Gluten, being a protein, is also a viable protein source for the body. Individuals who are vegetarians often get protein through legumes and grains. Adopting a gluten-free diet in addition to being vegetarian
removes another protein source. While there is no actual danger to eating gluten-free, doctors advise ensuring you’re getting the adequate vitamins and nutrients through other sources to compensate for the lack of nutritional value from grains. Those adopting a gluten-free diet should be careful to read product ingredients to determine if gluten is present. While key words like wheat, oats, barley, and rye indicate gluten, malt and hydrolyzed vegetable protein are also indicators that gluten is in the food. Although most traditional breads are off-limits to those with gluten sensitivity, there are many products being marketed mainstream that are made with rice or potato flour instead. Cereals made from corn and rice are good alternatives to those made with gluten-containing grains. Traditional pastas are also off-limits. People can try substituting rice noodles for wheat noodles in recipes. Gluten is not exclusive to foods, either. Beer contains wheat, so it will also have gluten. Choose wines or other liquors instead. Also, some products, like lip balm, also contain gluten. Therefore, it’s best to be aware of all gluten sources and not assume it is only relegated to foods. Although many people are adopting gluten-free lifestyles, removing the protein from your diet is only medically necessary at this point if you suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Every January, many of us commit with our best intentions to “get in shape.” What this often looks like is purchasing a gym membership, working out diligently for a few weeks, and then returning to old habits. Some of us go back to a high-impact sport, like hockey or running, the benefits of which may not outweigh the potential physical damage, especially as we age. These activities focus mainly on achieving outward physical fitness, but neglect the health of the body’s systems, which are equally as important to create fitness and health. The standard go-to options for getting back into shape are a contributing factor as to why so many New Years Fitness Resolutions fail. Why not try something new? I’m not talking about a new craze or fad. I’m referring to an age-old science that is capable of strengthening and improving the flexibility of the entire body while balancing all the systems and cells: YOGA. Yoga provides the physical benefits of working out at the gym and engaging in cardiovascular activities. Although yoga is often thought of as merely stretching the body, it is actually a strength practice. Yoga postures are isometric, as strength is used to move the body to its full range of motion, and then to achieve stillness. Hot Yoga, in particular, is hugely cardiovascular. Bikram Choudhury, the originator of Hot Yoga, began heating his yoga rooms in Japan and North American in the 1970s to imitate the climate in his native Calcutta. The heat works first as a protector, warming muscles, tendons, and ligaments so stiff bodies can move more easily. It also helps with vasodilation, increasing blood flow and helping with detoxification and repair. In the heat, the body increases the output of all its systems, including the cardiovascular system. This means that the strength and cardio benefits of a yoga practice are amplified and more calories are burned. Individuals who may not be capable of other vigorous exercise that involve running, weights, or jumping can still receive strengthening, cardiovascular, and weight-loss benefits in Hot Yoga classes. Whereas other physical exercise regimes focus primarily on “fitness” – the outward appearance of the body – yoga focuses on “health” in a holistic sense. In addition to strengthening and toning muscles, stretching connective tissue, and improving cardiovascular function, yoga postures also compress and extend the internal organs and glands. This helps to balance all the body systems: circulatory, digestive, endocrine, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, urinary, and skeletal. Nothing is left out! A consistent yoga practice helps maintain the body in its natural state of balance, but it also creates balance between the body and the mind. Yoga postures help balance hormones like dopamine, seratonin, and melatonin and can help with issues like depression, anxiety, problems with sleeping and regulating appetite. Many people find that with a regular yoga practice, they crave healthier foods, are less prone to stress, sleep better, and feel more energized and emotionally balanced. The benefits of yoga extend far beyond the physical. Yoga is not a fad, an enigma, or a religion. It is an ancient system for maintaining the body’s systems in good working order and the results are real. The all-encompassing, holistic benefits of yoga, which addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, makes it easier to achieve your health goals this New Year – whether it is to lose weight, reduce stress, heal an injury, recover from or prevent surgery, gain strength or flexibility or cardiovascular endurance, or just to improve your overall sense of wellbeing – and maintain those goals.
(MS) From restaurants to food packaging, it is difficult to escape the gluten-free craze that is sweeping the country. Whether as their own dietary preference or for a specific health reason, many people are eschewing gluten products and leaving other people wondering if they should, too. Gluten is a type of protein that is found in grain products, including wheat, barley and rye, among other carbohydrates. Not all cereals and grains contain gluten, so it’s important to note that gluten and grain are not synonymous. Gluten is not the grain itself, but a component that gives certain grain products their chewy, bending texture. It’s also what contributes to the rising process of doughs brought on through the kneading of the dough. Gluten is tough, which is why doughs and bagels containing gluten have a dense, thick composition. Products that have gluten removed tend to be sticky and goopy in consistency and without shape. Individuals with a condition called celiac disease cannot properly digest gluten. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, celiac disease is an immune disease in which people cannot eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. The disease is hereditary and, despite millions of confirmed cases, many more people are unaware that they even have celiac disease. Many other people do not suffer from celiac disease but do experience sensitivity to glutencontaining products -- everything from gastrointestinal discomfort
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Plenty of viruses making the rounds This year flu has really been making itself felt in many parts of the country, though in some places it is already past its peak. (Flu seasons typically show a very sharp curve of infections, then taper off.) Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Michael Gardam says this year’s flu activity in Toronto was explosive, surging from normal for the time of year in the week before Christmas to serious levels the following week. “Normally there’s sort of a step-wise increase and this was a very dramatic increase,” says Gardam, head of infection control for Toronto’s University Health Network. But that wasn’t the case everywhere. Manitoba, for instance, has had a “busy-ish” flu season, according to the province’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Routledge. But he says another virus caused quite a bit of illness in Manitoba before influenza took hold. That other virus? RSV. Respiratory syncytial virus is one of the viruses that falls under the umbrella of “influenza-like illnesses.” It’s a crowded category, including coronaviruses, rhinoviruses, adenoviruses, para-influenza (which is not influenza) and human metapneumoviruses. It was a really bad fall for rhinoviruses, which are often called the cause of the common cold. But rhinovirus infections started to decline sharply around mid-October and by mid-December influenza and RSV were taking over. RSV isn’t flu, but like influenza it
NOT JUST FLU BY HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS After a couple of relatively mild seasons, this year the flu is really making headlines. But there are a lot of viruses making the rounds this winter. It’s easy to mistake one for another — and hard even for doctors to tell some of them apart at times. This is, after all, the sick season. The cold-and-flu season. A time for the spread of viruses that make folks wheeze and sneeze and feel like crap. It’s also a time for viruses that tether you to the bathroom. Let’s take a look at some of the bugs that are making people sick these days. First off, there’s influenza. Known more commonly as the flu, it’s a respiratory illness. It infects the lungs, not the stomach. (More on this later.) Flu’s signature is that it comes on fast and hits you hard. It’s symptoms are like those of a cold, but generally worse. So congestion, coughing, runny nose — that whole complex of symptoms is something you can expect from the flu. In addition, influenza sufferers often complain of fever, headache, muscle aches, profound fatigue. This is the one that sends you to bed for several days on end. And it can take several weeks to feel fully recovered. Influenza can also open the door to pneumonia, an infection of the lungs.
attacks the lungs and causes the same panoply of symptoms experienced with influenza. It’s a common infection, and according to last week’s FluWatch report from the Public Health Agency of Canada, it’s on the rise at the moment in Canada. That’s a national estimate; the mix of bugs and where they are in their cycles varies widely across the country. The Public Health Agency doesn’t estimate how many hospitalizations or deaths RSV causes it Canada, but notes that in the U.S., about 100,000 people are hospitalized with RSV infections and 4,500 die each year. The virus tends to hit children hard, but adults too can be infected. And as with many respiratory viruses, infection once does not confer long-term immunity. In other words, you can catch it multiple times. Here’s another thing about RSV: If you have what feels like a bad cold or the flu, there’s no way to know what is causing your symptoms unless you get tested. And most people don’t see a doctor for these illnesses; they don’t need to. “There really is a lot of overlap between the two of them so there really isn’t enough of a difference that you could tell,” Gardam says. Where there is a difference — though it’s not one the public always grasped well — is in the case of norovirus infections. Once known as “winter vomiting disease,” noroviruses attack an entirely different system — the gastrointestinal tract.
Infection with these viruses doesn’t cause cold-like symptoms or pneumonias. These guys trigger vomiting or diarrhea, or both. People sometimes use the term “stomach flu” but it is a misnomer. There is no link between influenza and noroviruses. While small children sometimes vomit when they are infected with influenza, if you are vomiting and/or suffering from diarrhea at this time of year, it’s probably a norovirus infection. Doctors describe norovirus infections as mild, because infections don’t last more than a day or two. But that’s generally 24 to 48 hours of real discomfort. “It doesn’t seem mild when you’re sick,” acknowledges Natalie Prystajecky, an environmental microbiologist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control who specializes in noroviruses. While noroviruses come around every winter, some years are worse than others. That’s because every two to four years or so a new strain emerges that seems better able to slip past immune systems. There’s a new one making the rounds globally at the moment, the Sydney strain (named thus because it was first spotted in Australia). It has caused huge outbreaks in Britain this winter, and has been responsible for a number of outbreaks in British Columbia too. Officials in Alberta last week said they are also having an active norovirus year.
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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ◆Offer valid from January 15, 2013 to February 28, 2013 (the “Offer Period”). “First Three Bi-Weekly Payments on Us” (the “Offer”) applies up to a total maximum amount of [$500] / [$750] / [$1,000] / [$1,750] (all three bi-weekly payments in total) (the “Maximum Amount”) per eligible 2013 [Focus (excluding ST and BEV), Fiesta] / [Fusion, Escape, Focus ST, Focus BEV, CMAX] / [Mustang, Taurus, Edge, Explorer, Flex, F-150] / [Expedition] – all Shelby GT500, F-150 Raptor, Transit Connect, F-Series Super Duty, F-650/F-750 Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) to customers who ﬁnance or lease an Eligible Vehicle during the Offer Period through Ford Credit or the FALS program on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada. For customers making monthly payments, the ﬁrst three bi-weekly payment amounts will be calculated by multiplying the monthly payment by 12, dividing the resulting amount by 26, and multiplying the resulting amount by three. In most cases, the customer will be responsible for making all scheduled payments in accordance with his or her purchase or lease agreement but will receive a cheque from the dealer for an amount equivalent to the ﬁrst three bi-weekly payments, including tax, up to the Maximum Amount. The means by which the Offer will be executed by dealers to customers will vary based on the type of purchase or lease agreement - see dealer for full details. Offer not available to cash purchase customers. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. 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Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for $18,999/$27,999/$31,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$7,500 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. ††Until February 28, 2013, receive 0%/1.49%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase ﬁnancing on a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine for a maximum of 72 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase ﬁnancing monthly payment is $236/$378/$467 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $109/$174/$215 with a down payment of $2,000/$2,000/$2,500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$1,195.60/$4,617.26 or APR of 0%/1.49%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $16,999/$27,194.60/$33,616.26. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$7,500 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that ﬁnancial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a ﬁrst payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ±Until February 28, 2013, lease a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Escape SE FWD with 1.6L EcoBoost engine/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 0%/1.49%/3.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) ﬁnancing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $18,999/$27,999/$31,499 at 0%/1.49%/3.99% LAPR for up to 48 months with $1,500/$1,850/$2,400 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $218/$329/$449, total lease obligation is $11,964/$17,642/$23,952 and optional buyout is $7,030/$11,480/$10,710. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$0/$7,500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease ﬁnancing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 80,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. ▼Program in effect from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2006 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, BOSS 302, Transit Connect EV, Medium Truck, Value Leader and Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable only to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Customers eligible for CFIP are not eligible for this offer. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Fusion HEV & Energi, C-Max, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. 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Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 1.6L GTDI I4 EcoBoost 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 6.0L/100km (47MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. **When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR vs. 2012/2013 competitors. ‡‡Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. 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BLACKWELL Garrett Stewart Nov. 1, 1987 - Jan. 13, 2013 Garrett Blackwell of Calgary, beloved son of Mary and Bob Blackwell of Lacombe, AB, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the age of 25 years. Garrett was born and raised in Calgary and spent as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. He will be lovingly missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him. Garrett is survived by his loving parents Mary and Bob Blackwell, two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ory and Lucie Blackwell of Red Deer and Ian Blackwell of Calgary, a niece Emilia, his grandmother Lorna Chesney of Lacombe, his grandfather Gerald (Mary) Blackwell of Carp, ON, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Doug Chesney and his grandmother Marion Smith. A Celebration of Garrett’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive NE) on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through: www.mcinnisandholloway.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Garrett’s memory may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (4455, 110 Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB, T2C 2T7. Ph: (403) 205-4455). In living memory of Garrett Blackwell, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by
BOWMAN Matthew Brant May 2, 1981- Jan. 11, 2013 It is with a heavy heart we announce the sudden passing of Matthew Bowman; a son, brother, father, and husband. Matt’s passions were his kids; son, Issac and step-daughter, Lyndsey, his music and work as a surveyor with Tagish Engineering. Matt will be greatly missed by his mother, Sheila, father, Gary, sisters; Tara and Janelle, son, Issac, step-daughter, Lyndsey, and wife, Laura. Matt will also be missed by his aunt, uncles, cousins and friends especially Blair, Chad and Melissa. Memorial service will be held Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 1:00 pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church (5128 53rd Street, Lacombe). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mental Health Services Alberta, Box 1000, Ponoka AB T4J 1R8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
VOGELAAR Willem (Bill) Vogelaar went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at the age of 76. Bill was born in Dordrecht, Holland on March 18th, 1936 to Hendrik and Lambertje. In 1951, the family immigrated to Canada and settled in Edmonton, Alberta. Bill’s interest in cars led him into the automotive business. In 1960 Bill met the love of his life, nursing student named Theresa (Terry)
Greidanus. On October 27th, 1961 Bill and Terry were married and over time, they were blessed with three children, Brian, Corinne and Gayle. In the early 70’s, Bill and Terry made personal commitments to follow Jesus and include God in their lives. After various moves to
McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6 Telephone: 1-800-661-1599. CLOWES Una Laura (nee Hainsworth) Sept. 27, 1921 - Jan. 14, 2013 Una Clowes of Red Deer, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years. Born in Calgary, Una was predeceased by her parents; George and Maggie Hainsworth, her infant sister, Marguerite, and her daughter, Cheri. Left to mourn her loss are her children; Wendy Glass, Brenda (Ron) Johnson, Grant Clowes and Deborah (Brian) Metzger, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and special cousins; Janet (Roy) and Pam (Ross). Una was a gentle person with many friends and a great bridge player. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Leonard’s on the Hill Anglican Church (4241 - 44 Street, Red Deer) on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. The family requests no flowers, but donations in Una’s name would be greatly appreciated to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 - 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Valeri Watson EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
McLEVIN, Annah On January 12, 2013 Annah passed away at Bethany Care Collegeside at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Hugh, her parents and four brothers. Annah will be sadly missed by her daughters: Marg Larratt, Sundari Devam, and Heather McLevin (Jim Dobler). She is survived by granddaughters; Cyndi, Marga and Chandra, and great granddaughter, Ariane. Annah loved people, and touched many lives throughout her teaching career and as assistant director the Golden Circle. She was a proud member of the Rebekah Lodge #77. An Open House to celebrate Annah’s life will be held on Friday, January 18, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. at the Springfield Crossing Club House, 11 Jenkins Drive, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
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In loving memory of Michael Jean Bérubé Loving son, brother, nephew, cousin “The light of our lives”. Aug. 2, 1982 - Jan. 16, 2008 I only knew you for a short time But I see how much you mean to all around you You brought so much happiness to all who knew you And you will always be remembered in our hearts and our minds Just as the mist it rises then vanishes away down the stream Mikey too has come and then left us Today it seems like a dream, that he was so much a part of our lives That he lived and loved as we do Now he has left our hearts and his home like the fish that a fisherman threw back in the stream to go on its way And that is what Mikey is doing today To a bright new world, as he drifts from sight Though our tears are bitter We know that he, like the Salmon’s leap Will always be there in our memories deep. Always loved and missed Mom (Gert Cardinal), stepdad Doug, brother Joey, Jamie & boys, numerous aunties & uncles, “forever friends”, Amanda, Justin & Matthew
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GRADEN Evelyn Farnsworth Graden from Clive, Alberta went home to heaven on January 11, 2013 at the age of 96, after her passing at the Lacombe Hospital. She was born November 26, 1916 near Old Wives Lake, Saskatchewan. Evelyn was the oldest child of 6 children. She is survived by her children Dan (fiancé Gwendy) of Clive, Bob (Corrine) of Peace River, Sharon Wagner (Gord), of Clive, Shirley Hoffman of Red Deer and Sheila Johnson of Ponoka. She is also survived by her fourteen grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren; three sisters Lynette Ruptash, Audrey Lewis and Dorothy Stevens. She was predeceased by her husband Stuart (March 5, 1983) and her two brothers Gerry and Wilf Stevens. Mom enjoyed knitting, gardening and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Evelyn will be held at the Clive Baptist Church on Friday January 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Gideons International, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2 or Camp Silversides Box 519 Bentley, AB T0C 0J0. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families” www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca
In Memoriam MacKenzie, Heather 1949-1984 A shining light among the stars, A memory within our hearts, The years have helped to ease the pain, But you’re still missed in every way. Love your Family
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RESPONSIBILITIES: - all related payroll duties - GST returns and WCB reporting - monthly financial statements REQUIREMENTS: - high standard of confidentiality req’d - 5 or more yrs. working exp. - strong working knowledge of Simply Accounting - strong computer skills and very proficient with spreadsheets - extremely organized with attention to detail - able to work independently with minimum supervision - able to follow directions and meet deadlines Reply to Box 1029, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
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F/T REGISTERED HYGIENIST req’d for busy family dental practice in Rocky Mtn. House. 4 day work week, competitive salary, uniform allowance & benefit pkg. If you are an enthusiastic team player, you are welcome to join our staff. Please fax resume to: FILLED Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds
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California, Edmonton, and Millet, they retired and moved to Red Deer to be closer to their kids. Bill was a generous man and loved to serve. He loved his family very much. Bill is survived by his wife Terry; son, Brian (Lana), their kids Daniel, Megan, Gregory and Janet; daughter, Corinne (Terry), their kids, Tyson and Amanda; daughter, Gayle (James), their son, Jaxon. Bill is also s u r v i v e d b y h i s m o t h e r, Lambertje,; brothers, John, Henry, and Peter and sister, Corry. Friends and family are invited to the memorial service to be held at Balmoral Bible Chapel in Red Deer at 1:30 p.m. on January 18th, 2013 Happy graduation day! Bill, dad, grandpa ... we love you. Because you lived, heaven is greater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shalom Counselling Centre, 5515-27 Ave, Red Deer. T4P 0E5
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Duhamel Manning Feehan Warrender Glass LLP Requires the services of a Senior/Intermediate Corp/Comm Legal assistant. Cores and PPR accreditation will be an advantage. Please email resume to ssimmons@ altalaw.ca or fax to the attention of Office Manager on 403.343.0891.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! GLOBAL Tubing is opening a service center in Red Deer. We’re currently looking for shop floor personnel with or without experience. Call 403.346.9231 for more information. Fill out an application at: 7754 47th Avenue Close Red Deer, AB T4P 2J9
GREYWOLF ENERGY SERVICES LTD. is now hiring experienced Well Testing Operators, Night Supervisors, and Day Supervisors. We are one of the largest testing companies in North America. We pay top wages, have an excellent benefits package, and an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) program. 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. 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
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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.
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INSTREAM INTEGRITY INC. is a pipeline integrity company specialising in underground pipeline inspection is 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.
is a licensed inspection facility in Red Deer specializing in cryogenic tank repairs, currently seeking a Shop Hand with mechanical aptitude who possesses a set of basic hand tools. Tubing and experience in hydro testing pipe, vessels and hoses an asset, willing to train the right candidate. Weekdays 7:00 - 4:30. Excellent working conditions & benefits after 3 months. Fax resume to 403-346-2072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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VARSTEEL LTD RED DEER Looking for Experienced Inside Sales member. Position is permanent full time MonFri. Previous experience in steel / sales required. Wage commensurate of experience. Please email resume to chris.ball@ varsteel.ca
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Pacific Valve Services is looking for a F/T VALVE TECHNICIAN / SHOP LABOURER. Driver’s license and QUALIFICATIONS: abstract must be provided. * Previous Administration Please fax resume to Experience Required (403) 346-8847. * Previous Real Estate knowledge is an asset * Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel and Access) is essential * Proficiency in typing and data entry * Proficient in proof reading technical reports * Experience with multi-line phone system
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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 website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.
PRODUCTION TESTING SUPERVISORS & OPERATORS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d LEASE and FLOORHAND
Please submit, confidence:
E-mail: resumes@ soderquist.ca Closing date: January 26 Thank you to all that apply, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
‘THE RED DEER CULTURAL HERITAGE SOCIETY is seeking a Catering Coordinator for Cronquist House. Food service experience and the Food Sanitation & Hygiene Certificate is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with volunteers is essential. Email resumes to email@example.com by January 25, 2013. All applications are appreciated but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 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
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 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
Growing Central AB. Prod. Testing Co. is accepting I s l o o k i n g t o f i l l t h e resumes for Exp. Supervisors, Night Operators & following position: Operators. Positions are safety sensitive. A valid FIELD SAFETY Driver’s Licence, H2S and First Aid Tickets are req’d. OFFICER The successful applicant Successful Applicants will be notified. Please fax will have a NCSO designaresume with current tickets tion and will have: to (403)887-0343 or email: * Actual hands on oilfield email@example.com construction experience. * Good computer skills. * Extensive travel is required. * Excellent people skills. * H2S Alive and First Aid. We are a busy and * Certified D&A tester, progressive snubbing / an asset. live well service company * Drivers License, with with an awesome 15 day clean Abstract. on and 6 day off shift * Must relocate to Hinton. rotation and we are rapidly expanding. We need “NO SAFETY COPS Operator Assistants (entry WANTED” We want to build a safety level position) and experienced operators. We offer culture, NOT enforce one. excellent wages, a great Please submit resume to benefits package and an awesome working firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to environment with many 780- 865- 5829 advancement opportuPlease quote job # 67950. on your resume. nities. Class 1 or 3 driver’s license and all oilfield LOCAL SERVICE CO. tickets are preferred, but REQ’S EXP. VACUUM we will train the right TRUCK OPERATOR individuals for our entry Must have Class 3 licence level positions. THIS IS A w/air & all oilfield tickets. LABOUR INTENSIVE Fax resume w/drivers POSITION Fax resumes abstract to 403-886-4475 to: 403-347-3075, attn- Judy.
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: email@example.com POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Day and evening shift. Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.
The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.
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QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS NEEDED True Power Electric Requires Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
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 email@example.com CLASS 1 DRIVER Must have super B exp., all oilfield tickets, hauling NGL, & clean abstract. Fax 403-347-2940 Attn: Bill
Red Deer Windows & Doors LTD Req’s a F/T Installer. Installation exp. is an asset. Very competitive wages. Email resume firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-348-6433
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
is a Leduc-based transporSHUNDA tation company CONSTRUCTION established in 2000 that Requires Full Time LOOKING for exp’d Class services the oil and gas in1 Super B driver, for ice d u s t r y. T h e c o n s i s t e n t Carpenters & oads, clean drivers company growth has Carpenter helpers. rabstract. We offer competitive call Dean at warranted opportunities for For local work. wages, benefits and 403-588-4345 tractor and/or winch tractor Competitive Wages a RRSP plan. driver positions in the Red & Benefits. RONCO OILFIELD Please forward resumes to D e e r a r e a . A t t r a c t i v e Fax resumes & ref’s to: HAULING resume@ compensation, RRSP plan 403-343-1248 or email to: Sylvan Lake based Rig nexusengineering.ca and benefits package email@example.com Movers/Heavy Haulers AG Parts Person Wanted l i g h t t h e s e a v a i l a b l e seeking pilot car driver SPARTEK positions. 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ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in 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. 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
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Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org CANYON SKI RESORT Terrain Park - Rentals Instructors - F&B -Lifts/Tube F/T P/T. Send Resume to email@example.com or Fax 403-347-0009 or in person
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APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 PORTABLE elec. heater (110v) w/remote, LED display (temp/timer) safe for children $200 403-314-2026
2 OCCASIONAL chairs very good cond. $50/ea. 403-343-3013
BED ALL NEW,
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10-12 HOUSE plants $10-$40, 403-342-4572 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 ELECTRIC CAR, CHILD’S $100. obo 403-341-3668
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INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980
Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.
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EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car PRETTY & PLAYFUL 403-848-2300
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MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161
JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ Garden Serv. 588-2564
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Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave.(rear entrance if necessary) www.viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels. 403-986-6686
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Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 email@example.com FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629
PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. 403-307-4798
ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small jobs, around the house such as roof snow removal, bathroom fixtures, painting or flooring Call James 403- 341-0617 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
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4919 50 St. New staff. Daily Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445 LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE Grand Opening. Insurance receipts. Home service. Daily 9 am-9 pm. #3 4820-47 Ave. 403-986-1550
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346
HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. helpinghandshomesupport.com
2 BDRM. townhouse/ condo, 5 appls., 2 blocks from Collicutt Centre. $1225/mo. + utils, inclds. condo fees. ...RENTED!!
HORSES WANTED: broke, un-broke, or unwanted. 403-783-0303
Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1195 or $1220 along the river. SD $1000. avail. Jan. 2 403-304-7576 347-7545
Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Sharon 403-340-0225
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
2 BDRM. with balcony, no kids/pets, $725.00 rent/s.d, call 403-227-1844.
WANTED TOO MUCH STUFF? - PASTURE LAND TO Let Classifieds RENT OR LEASE. help you sell it. Required for 2 Load Pastures to 1000 Head Pastures. Area: A Great Location Alberta & Saskatchewan. Term: May to September, Adult Bldg. 1 bdrm. unit. 2013. Please contact Ed Heat/Water/parking incl’d Call 403-342-2899 403-546-2278 Ext 3. GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175
rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
MAIN FLOOR ON FREEMONT CLOSE!
3 bdrms, 1 bath w/3 appls, shared laundry. Incl. utils & Garage! $1395/mo. SD $1395. Adult Only suite, Sorry no pets & n/s. Available NOW. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Lucie 403-396-9554
LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 ONE bdrm. ADULT only apt. across from hospital, $750/mo.,avail. no pets avail. Feb. 1 403-877-3323.
PET FRIENDLY TRI-PLEX ON 59TH AVE
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
QUIET LOCATION 1 & 2 bdrm. adult bldg. Heat/water/parking incl. Call 403-342-2899
SUITES FOR RENT THREE HILLS Affordable housing for low income, single adults of any age, F/S, water/sewer included. $400/mo, $400 DD.Further information & applications available at www.studiosalberta.com or by calling 1-888-963-5698
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon 403-340-0225
Lots For Sale
FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 SYLVAN LAKE - Pie lot, Well priced. Good location. 403-896-3553
Out Of Town Property
3 bdrm., 2 bath, 869 sq.ft. bi-level. Single garage. Value, 150,000! Your price, 118,000! Call Janet 780-483-2006 if you have financing.
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MORTGAGES AVAIL.on all types of real estate including raw land and acreages. Bruised credit and self employed welcome. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436
1992 DODGE crew cab V8, auto, great cond. 403-318-3040 1991 FORD Ranger E/C. V6, 5 spd., not bad shape, $1250, 403-304-5035
2010 TOYOTA Sienna CE 7pass., rear air, $16888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2003 27’ WINNEBAGO Class A motorhome low mileage, 1 slide, new tires, asking $58,900.obo for more info call 403-783-2460
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519 RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
Vehicles Wanted To Buy
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
2007 FORD Crown Victoria LX 77584 kms, $10,888 348-8788 Sport &Import CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
400/month lot Rent incl. Cable
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1997 CHEV 1/2 ton. 2 whl. dr. Nice, lots of extras. Sitting in storage. Must sell. $3500 obo. 587-877-3744
has relocated to
2005 COLORADO ext cab LS red, trailer hitch & sprayed in boxliner, mech. in great shape, tuned up, 168,000 kms. $7850, 403-347-6889 lve msg
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Beautifully reno’d apt. close to downtown!†2 bdrms, 1 bath, 2 appls, coin-op laundry $1050/mo. + electricity, SD $1050. Sorry no pets & n/s. Available NOW. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Nicole 403-318-4225
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4000-4190 3 BDRM Townhouse, 4 blocks from Glendale School at 265 Glendale Blvd., 5 Dogs appls + centra-vac, new Houses carpets, lino, paint, stove, WANTED: 1-2 yr. old fridge, & dishwasher, 1 Ω For Sale Bichon or Shih Tzu dog baths plus toilet and sink in 403-346-5389 laundry room in basement. 5 BDRM. house 3 baths, Heated garage for 1 vehicle dbl. att. garage, immed. Celebrate your life & street parking for 2 more. possession 403-588-6363 with a Classified Avail. to families only, n/s, ANNOUNCEMENT FREE Weekly list of no pets. Jan. 1st. $1500 properties for sale w/details, rent/d.d. Ph: 403-341-4627 prices, address, owner’s Sporting phone #, etc. 342-7355 KITSON CLOSE Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Goods newer exec. 3 bdrm. www.homesreddeer.com bi-level townhouse 1447 HOCKEY bag Reebok, sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, black w/wheels blinds, lg. balcony, fenced Condos/ $25 403-346-0093 in rear, front/rear parking, Townhouses no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s Collectors' ORIOLE Park condo 2 stoAvail. immed. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545 rey, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, Items fireplace, finished garage, MUST sell assorted collec- Kyte/Kelloway Cres. p r i c e d f o r q u i c k s a l e 403-342-4614 Lovely 3 level exec. tion of elephant & angel 3 bdrm. townhouse ornaments $50; 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, Phone 403-986-6566 concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, Acreages Travel n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. Packages 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 TRAVEL ALBERTA SOUTHWOOD PARK Alberta offers 3110-47TH Avenue, SOMETHING 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, for everyone. generously sized, 1 1/2 Make your travel baths, fenced yards, plans now. full bsmts. 403-347-7473, 7 ACRES $353,000. 20 min. Sorry no pets. to Red Deer 403-227-5132 www.greatapartments.ca
SIAMESE ALSO BELINESE (3) KITTENS FOR SALE $60 each obo. 403-887-3649
FUR and porcupine quills EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW basket 3” high, x ON ACREAGE IN RED 16`diameter asking $150, DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 bath, 403-347-7405 REMINDER rent $2000 + DD avail. BUD HAYNES Mar. 1, 403-346-5885 WALL unit 8’ x 6’h w/center ANTIQUE AUCTION cubical, closed door $60; Sat., Jan. 19th @ 11 am Wall unit 5’ x 46”h x 16” Bay 4, 7429 49 Ave R.D. d e e p , 6 d i v i s i o n s $ 6 0 ; Houses/ Ron & Late Clara Dancer Cabinet w/sliding doors on Duplexes Collection & the late Mrs. castors 26” x 15” x 22” Blanche Williams (Williams $35; 2 boxes wildlife ad3 BDRM. house in West Stationary) Park $1100./mo., ref’s venture books (10 in box) Preview 9 a.m. $10/ea; tall wooden plant req’d, utils not incl. avail. Snack Bar. Catalogue: Feb. 1, 403-877-3323 stand $20; stacking stool, www.budhaynesauctions.com p a d d e d s e a t Ph: 403-347-5855 BLACKFALDS $5 403-314-2026 Evenings: 403-343-2929 Avail now, 2 bdrm, 1 bath ************ house, 2 appl, large yard, LARGE SPRING $1,100 + util, $1,050 SD, Pets & FIREARMS AUCTION N/S, small dog ok fee, PM Supplies Sat. March 2 @ 9 a.m. 562 ~ 5207 Wilson St ~ Accepting Consignments Sim Mgmt & Realty 20 GAL. fish tank, 50 fancy 403-340-0065 ext 412 ~ guppy fish, filter, heater, www.simproperties.ca food, cleaning supplies, stand, no reasonable offer HOUSE IN DESIRABLE Clothing refused 403-342-4614 MOUNTVIEW! LOST: MINIATURE PINCHER. 3 bdrms, 2 bath w/5 appls, NATIVE CRAFT Finished bsmt & fenced Often mistaken for a MOCCASINS. Chihuahua, was wearing a backyard. $1595/mo + utils, Embroidered flowers SD 1595. Sorry no pets & red coat, no collar, brown with fur trim. 11” tall. n/s. Available Feb 1st. Call and tan. Reward. Size 7/8. $95. Like new Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Ken 403-347-7800 condition. 403-346-5423 Lucie 403-396-9554
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Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS. ESTATE OF Lloyd George Adams
who passed away Dec.16, 2012. If you have claims against this estate you must file your claim by Feb. 11, 2013 and provide details of your claim with BRIAN MACNAIRN 5008 Ross St Red Deer, AB T4N 1Y3. If you do not file by the date above the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.
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2010 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT Power Wagon 4X4,hemi, winch, $26888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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1993 FORD Ranger, paint like new, 4x4, s/b, V6 auto., $3500. obo. 403-347-5500
2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON FWD,106300 kms, $6888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2007 JEEP Grand Cherokee AWD $15888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 SUZUKI SX4 FWD, 89106 kms, $7888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2007 LINCOLN MARK LT 4x4, lthr., nav., $26,888 403- 348- 8788 Sport & Import
2008 TOYOTA YARIS FWD, 62709 kms,
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Obama to present gun violence proposals today NEW YORK PASSED TOUGHEST GUN CONTROL LAW IN U.S. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is launching the most sweeping effort to curb American gun violence in nearly two decades, and New York lawmakers easily passed the toughest gun control law in the country, as gun control advocates move to act swiftly after a massacre at an elementary school last month. Obama is urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like those used in the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut. The broad package Obama will announce Wednesday is also expected to include more than a dozen steps the president can take on his own through executive action. Those measures will provide a pathway for skirting opposing lawmakers, but they will be limited in scope, and in some cases, focused simply on enforcing existing laws. But Congress would have to approve the bans on assault weapons and ammunition magazines holding more than 10 bullets, along with a requirement for universal background checks on gun buyers. Some gun control advocates worry that opposition from Republicans and conservative Democrats, as well as the National Rifle Association, will be too great to overcome. For many Americans, gun ownership is a cherished right protected by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Others argue that the country’s founders in the 18th century could never have envisioned the sort of high-powered assault weapons used in the Newtown attack. White House officials, seeking to avoid setting the president up for failure, have emphasized that no single measure — even an assault weapons ban — would solve a scourge of gun violence across the country. But without such a ban, or other sweeping Congress-approved measures, it’s unclear whether executive actions alone can make any noticeable difference. “It is a simple fact that there are limits to what can be done within existing law,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday. “Congress has to act on the kinds of measures we’ve already mentioned because the power to do that is reserved by Congress.” Obama will announce his proposals in a midday event at the White House, flanked by children who wrote to him about gun violence following the massacre of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Law enforcement officials, mayors from across the country and supportive congressional lawmakers are also expected to attend. Obama has pledged urgent action to prevent future mass shootings, and his plan — coming just one month after the Newtown attacks — is swift by Washington standards. The president’s framework is based on recommendations from Vice-President Joe Biden, who led a wide-ranging task force on gun violence. Beyond the gun control measures, Biden also gave Obama suggestions for improving mental health care and addressing violent images in video games, movies
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act into law during a ceremony in the Red Room at the Capitol on Tuesday, in Albany, N.Y. Also pictured from left are Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein, D-Bronx, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, and Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers. Behind Cuomo is Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy. and television. The vice-president’s proposals included 19 steps that could be achieved through executive action. Obama may order the Justice Department to crack down on people who lie on background checks; only a tiny number are now prosecuted. Such a step has support from the National Rifle Association, which has consistently argued that existing laws must be enforced before new ones are considered. He also could take steps ordering federal agencies to make more data on gun crimes available and conduct more research on the issue, something Republican congressional majorities have limited through language in budget bills. And he may order tougher penalties against gun trafficking and give schools flexibility to use grant money to improve safety. Gun control proponent Rep. Bobby Scott, a Democrat who met with Biden on Monday, said the president is also likely to take executive action to ensure better state reporting of mental health and other records that go into the federal background check database. But he, too, acknowledged there were clear limits to what Obama can do without Congress’ say-so. “You can’t change the law through executive order,” Scott said. States and cities have been moving against gun violence as well. New York’s Assembly voted 104-43 on Tuesday to approve a law calling for a tougher assault weapons
ban and provisions to try to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who make threats. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly signed the measure into law. “Common sense can win,” Cuomo said. “You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense.” The NRA criticized the bill in statement. “These gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime,” the group said. The measure also calls for restrictions on ammunition and the sale of guns. Under current state law, assault weapons are defined by having two “military rifle” features such as folding stock, muzzle flash suppressor or bayonet mount. The proposal reduces that to one feature and includes the popular pistol grip. Private sales of assault weapons to someone other than an immediate family will be subject to a background check through a dealer. New Yorkers also would be barred from buying assault weapons over the Internet, and failing to safely store a weapon could lead to a misdemeanour charge. Ammunition magazines will be restricted to seven bullets, from the current 10, and current owners of higher-capacity magazines will have a year to sell them out of state. An owner caught at home with eight or more bullets in a magazine will face a misdemeanour charge.
French prepare for massive land assault in Mali BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAMAKO, Mali — After a punishing bombing campaign failed to halt the advance of al-Qaida-linked fighters, France pledged Tuesday to triple the size of its force in Mali, sending in hundreds more troops as it prepared for a land assault to dislodge the militants occupying the northern half of the country. The move reversed France’s earlier insistence on providing only aerial and logistical support for a military intervention led by African ground troops. France plunged headfirst into the conflict in its former colony last week, bombarding the insurgents’ training camps, arms depots and safe houses in an effort to shatter the Islamist domination of a region many fear could become a launching pad for terrorist attacks on the West and a magnet for extremists from around the world. Despite five days of airstrikes the rebels have extended their reach, taking over a strategically important military camp in the central Malian town of Diabaly on Monday. On Tuesday, France announced it was increasing the number of troops from 800 to 2,500. The offensive was to
have been led by thousands of African troops pledged by Mali’s neighbours, but they have yet to arrive, making it increasingly apparent that France will be leading the attack rather than playing a supporting role. French President Francois Hollande told RFI radio early Tuesday that he believed France could succeed in ousting the extremists in a week. By afternoon he had outlined a far longer-term commitment. “We have one objective: To make sure that when we leave, when we end this intervention, there is security in Mali, legitimate leaders, an electoral process and the terrorists no longer threaten its territory,” he said during a stop in the United Arab Emirates. “We are confident about the speed with which we will be able to stop the aggressors,” he added. Supplies for the French forces arrived in a steady stream Tuesday, part of the enormous logistics operation needed to support thousands of troops in the baking Sahara sun, a terrain the Islamists have operated in for nearly a decade. Transport planes bringing military hardware landed in quick succession on the short airstrip: A giant Antonov, two C-17 Boeings and a C-160
disgorged equipment in preparation for a land offensive to try to seize back the northern territory held since April by a trio of rebel groups affiliated with al-Qaida. Burly French troops in fatigues carried boxes of munitions as armoured personnel carriers lined up at the airport’s gasoline pump. Roughly 40 armoured vehicles were driven in overnight by French soldiers stationed in Ivory Coast. They include the ERC-90, a six-wheeled vehicle mounted with a 90mm cannon. Dozens of French Marines camped out on the cement floor of an airport hangar. Although at least 13 countries have offered support to the Mali mission, only France so far has boots on the ground. On Tuesday, U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta reiterated the Obama administration’s position, saying no American troops will be sent. The U.S. is helping with communications and intelligence-gathering, and may allow American aircraft to help with transport. A convoy of French armoured cars was spotted late Tuesday heading toward Diabaly, the strategic town seized by the Islamists a day earlier, said a resident of the nearby town of Segou,
who declined to be named out of fears for her safety. The Islamists appeared to be mostly equipped with Russian-made machine-guns and other small arms, said a French Marine adjutant who gave only his first name, Nicolas, in keeping with military regulations. He added, however, that the French force would not underestimate the insurgents. On the first day of the operation, a French helicopter gunship was downed by rebel fire. A French military spokesman said the Islamists had managed to seize more territory despite the air assault because the fighters were embedding themselves with the population, making it difficult to bomb without causing civilian casualties. He spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with military protocol. The French Mirage and Rafale fighter jets equipped with 550-pound (250-kilogram) laser- and GPS-guided bombs were useful for taking out convoys of rebel cars in the desert or militant complexes and warehouses away from urban centres, the spokesman said. They cannot be used to pinpoint rebels embedded with the local population.
Egypt train crash claims mostly underprivileged as 19 dead, 100 injured BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BADRASHEEN, Egypt — Packed in a rickety train speeding through the night, the poorly fed, pale-looking Egyptian conscripts were coming from some of Egypt’s most dirt-poor villages to serve in one of the most miserable, lowly jobs of the security forces — as grunts in an anti-riot force usually deployed against protesters. At a station just outside of Cairo before dawn Tuesday, the train’s last car jumped the track, slammed into a parked train, and then was dragged for several kilometres. The car was torn to pieces, young recruits were sent flying along the tracks, and others were mangled. In the end, 19 recruits mostly in their early 20s were killed and more than 100 were injured, some with arms or legs torn off. The accident was the latest example of Egypt’s decrepit infrastructure turning lethal for the country’s poorest — and a reminder that the revolution two years ago has brought no relief in the
lives of a population where poverty is worsening. The crash brought a new wave of anger at Islamist President Mohammed Morsi for failing to carry out reforms or overhaul the country’s crumbling public services. Morsi’s supporters say such criticism is unfair, that he can’t immediately fix the result of years of neglect and poor administration from ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s 29-year rule. The Mubarak era saw a string of train fires, crashes and a ferry sinking, some killing hundreds at a time. Still, the anger was brewing Tuesday. After daybreak, a military helicopter hovering over the wreckage of the train enraged bystanders gathered at the site near Badrasheen station, 12 miles (20 kilometres) south of Cairo. “Where were you when the accident happened?” men shouted, waving at the helicopter. Nearby, blood-stained train seats were scattered along the track, along with shoes and clothes, along with the shredded shell of the train car. Hundreds of protesters massed in Cairo’s main train station, chant-
ing, “The people want to topple the regime,” the main slogan of the uprising that ousted Mubarak in February 2011. They were joined by passengers whose trips were cancelled because most trains in the country were halted after the accident. Other protests with anti-Morsi slogans took place at the train stations in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the industrial Nile Delta city of Mahallah el-Kubra. The crash came just ahead of the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 25 start of the anti-Mubarak uprising. The anniversary is expected to bring rallies by opponents of Morsi. Since he came to power in June as Egypt’s first elected president, Morsi has faced mounting economic, social and security woes. During his presidential campaign, Morsi promised a 100-day plan to resolve Egypt’s most pressing issues like providing bread, cleaning up garbage and instilling security, but failed to deliver on most. Only two months ago, 50 children died when a train rammed into their school bus in southern Egypt. Like
Tuesday, that tragedy sparked a storm of criticism of Morsi’s administration. Accompanied by TV cameras, Morsi visited a number of survivors from Tuesday’s crash and pledged to hold officials accountable. “My heart is bleeding for Egypt’s martyrs and the injured and God willing, this accident will be the last to sadden Egypt and Egyptians,” Morsi said at a military hospital in suburban Cairo. The head of the Brotherhood’s political party, Saad el-Katatni, said the accident was “evidence of the near complete collapse of the infrastructure after years of corruption under the rule of the ousted president.” The entire train journey illustrated the harshness and neglect Egypt’s poor face. The draftees were packed into a decrepit, rusting train, heading to a join a force where abuse and mistreatment of recruits is notorious. After the accident, survivors were taken to a broken-down hospital with open sewers and decaying wards where the injured were loaded several to a bed.
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An Indian Hindu holy man, or Naga Sadhu, swings his head as he bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the royal bath on Makar Sankranti at the start of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India, on Monday. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation that lasts more than 50 days on the banks of Sangam during the Maha Kumbh Mela in January, which falls every 12th year.
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31st ANNUAL RED DEER OILMEN’S BONSPIEL JANUARY 17, 18, 19, 20, 2013 at the Red Deer Curling Club SPONSORS
DAILY SCHEDULE FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 1st Draw 11:30 am 2nd Draw 3:00 pm 3rd Draw 5:45 pm 4th Draw 8:30 pm
Upstairs at the Curling Rink. Teams sold in groups of 3. Must be in attendance for door prizes at the auction and banquet (with function ticket).
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 1st Draw 9:00 am 2nd Draw 12:15 am 3rd Draw 3:00 pm
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 1st Draw 9:00 am 2nd Draw 11:45 am 3rd Draw 2:30 pm
Cocktails 6:00 pm Banquet 7:00 pm Dance 9:00 pm
All Final Games are now 8 ends.
Proud to be the 1st Event Sponsor 2013 Enjoy your Bonspiel!
TEAMS 1 through 16 FIRST DRAW @ 11:45 AM THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 TEAM NAME MJB / Prism vs Hart Oilfield Rentals Ltd
SKIP Larry Robley Gordon Hart
THIRD Clayton Cassidy Chris Anderson
SECOND LEAD Russ Annetts Aaron Marshall Wendle Aulberg Steven Hart
Clay Madsen Sheldon Murray
Wayne Bateman Barry Beachock
Blaine Ringham Kent Stormen
John Beekman Larry Biever
Wade Osgathorpe Norm Schmidt
Electrogas Monitors Andys Oilfield Hauling Ltd
Brent Leptich Barry Rock
Baker Huges NTL Pipelines
Wayne Heikkinen Dennis Grandy Doug Fiegger Rick Mulhall
Phoenix Rentals vs Firemaster
James Pearce Greg Engman Dan Boulduc Randy Johannesson Lawrance Wenzel Frank Breitkreuz
Derrick Hermary Pat Deveau
Jewel Energy Services Gasfrac Energy Services
Sheldon Jasper Brian Park Duncan Chisholm B Green
Mike Burvill J Chisholm
Mic Smith R Brittner
Guardian Inspection NOV
Stan Gervais Mike Hayes
Trevor Barker Jay Biggs
Kelly Collison Rod Craven
Brandon Lyle Marc Collins
Premier Integrated Technologie Terry Shaw Nelgar 2000 Ty Sanders
Brent Smyth Tanner Robley
Ken Smyth Dave Will Mike Degenstien Jerry Edwards
Al Redel Shane Imber
George Demars Jason Durette
Garnets/Navigator vs Curling Hurlers
Garry Bonham Kurt Lucas
BREAKFAST Breakfast Sponsors Hors Doeuvres Chocolates Friday, January 18 ~ Nabors Production Services Andys Oilfield Hauling Baker Hughes Control Technology Inc Top Line Oilfied Hauling Ltd 10:30 am Circle T Services Saturday, January 19 ~ Apex Oilfield Services Barden Oilfield Hauling Tuboscope General Oilfield 8:30 am Total Oilfield Rentals LP Sawyer Oilfield Hauling Challand Pipeline Rebel Energy Services Ltd Savanna Well Service
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Danny Conn Ryan Corbett
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SKIP Terry Ireland Peter Inner Scott Finnestad Ken Nowichin Rick Fobes Justin Fowler Harry Thomas Doug Cryderman Lloyd Schmidt Rob Armitage Lyle Kobi Kevin Vennard Chuck Ward Duane Burkard Roy Farnden Frank Massner Chris Mcclelland Gerry Lamb Lane VanNieuwkerk Rod Thomas
THIRD Doug Weir Dustin Eckstrand Gordon Reich Barry Anderson Cliff Fobes Lee Fowler Ross Kjorlien Bryan Kafara Ken Kennedy Darwin Fuller Abe Klassen Ryan Rock Bill White Greg Schmidt Guy Dorval Pete Masters Trent Tisnic Calvin Berg Don Flessatti Darcy Spady
SECOND Darryl Elsbitt Mike Farwell Dean Finnestad Lloyd Fobes Shawn Fobes Dan Fowler Tim Frey Jeremy Friesen Marv Gullet Phil Harstad Barry Henry Rod Hilts Eric Holdegaurd Brian Huseby Roger Hutchinson Lyle Jeffreys Kevin Jones Kevin Kryzanowski Mike Law Ducan Macintosh
LEAD Scott Spalding Rob Chmelyk Peter Maxwell Pat Brown Clint Fobes Dean Fowler Dale Maconochie Kevin George Dave Sokoloff Steve Fowler Kevin Knox Darcy Kirton Curtis Neale Vince Lisch Dave Malone Tom Taylor Ashley Andrews Don Pack Vern Stevenson Dave Kennedy
2nd Event Winners - 2012 NAVIGATOR
1st Event Winners - 2012
HYDROTESTERS Rick Fobes, Cliff Fobes, Rennie Cannings, Ryan Barret
Toll Free 1-800-662-7143 7889-49 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4P 2B4 www.hydrotestors.com
ENERGY Gary Bonham, Al Redel, George Demars, Dan Conn Head Office: 101-7477 - 49 Ave., Red Deer Phone 403-309-2620 Fax: 403-309-2661 www.nelgarservices.com
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Proud to be the 4th Event Sponsor for 2013
3rd Event Winners - 2012 TRIDENT EXPLORATION
4th Event Winners - 2012 CIRCLE T RENTALS
Miles Lewis, Mark Biggs, Leroy Pisko, Russ Gamlich
Roy Farnden, Rob Armitage, Guy Dorval, Darren Senkowski
403-885-2615 or 1-800-363-4511
27240 Twp Rd. 391, Red Deer County
7018 Johnstone Dr., Red Deer
• Pipline & Facility Construction
Good Luck Curlers
• Registered QA/QC Programs • ISNetworld and ComplyWorks Member 40 Ton Knickle Picker – 45 Ton Stiff Boom Picker Tri Drive Texas Bed – Winch Tractors & Hot Shot Trucks
email@example.com PO Box 995, Stn. Postal Box Ctr., Red Deer, AB T4N 5H3
ASME & COR Safety Certified
TEAM NAME SKIP Calfrac Well Services Greg Smith Newalta Corporation Dave Cofield Trident Mark Biggs Pumps & Pressure Inc Lowell Peterman Bonnetts Energy Stan Hubl Terroco Terry OConnor Quinn Pumps Gerry Stasiuk Trican Well Service Darren Hansen Stealth Inspections Dennis Costen Challand Pipeline Clint Challand Flint Energy Services Joe Metzger Aveda Energy Services Todd Pequin NOV Wilson Grant Lyons Corrosion Technologies Ltd Bill Visscher Swabtech Daryl Sugden Lufkin Pentagon Optimization Doug Hunt Landcore Technologies Inc Darcey Hoffas Techmation Electric & Controls Brad Bouchard Kings Energy Service Greg McKnight Canadian Advanced ESP Stew Purvis
THIRD Terry Duffy Orran Cunningham TBA Jack Tremain Garry Berthiaume Don Litvak Kevin Kroetsch Clint Hutchison Mike Walliser Ron Matchett Rick Dore Dale Yakachuk TBA Barry Williscroft Doug Marchuk Wayne Wyatt Curtis Manauser Todd Lyle John Vannieuwkerk Clayton Jaun
SECOND Gary McLean Gary Meyer Les Miller Henry Mumot Bill Papineau Randy Perepelkin Ken Purnell Riley Ruttan Dean Sikorski Shane Crouch Dave Solomon Dustin Spence Trent Taylor Tyler Visscher Darren Wier Tim Woitas Dean Woznesenki Brent Burns Brett McNaughton Bob Wesken
Serving Alberta Since 1974
• Your hose and Fitting One Stop Shop • Store front completely stocked • Brass, Steel, Hyd Fittings and QC • Hyd Hose cut to length while you wait • Full hydraulic Sales, Service, System Design and Engineering • Machine Shop • Welding & Fabrication
Rocky Mountain House, AB • Highway 11 South
Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel Association
Proud to be the 5th Event Sponsor for 2013 5th Event Winners - 2012 STEALTH INSPECTIONS Dennis Costen, MikeWalliser, Dean Sikorski, Sheldon Stepp
403-341-5959 We would like to say a special thank you to all the sponsors and all the curlers who have participated over the last 31 years in our Annual Oilmen’s Bonspiel. Join us January 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2013 at the Red Deer Curling Centre.
8116 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer Alberta T4P 3R2 Canada
Best Wishes at the Bonspiel!
Congratulations on Rockin’ it for 30 years.
CENTRAL ALBERTA’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
Good Luck to ALL participants in the 31st Annual Oilmen’s Bonspiel!
WORLDWIDE KNOWLEDGE - LOCAL SOLUTIONS
Get your news online: www.reddeeradvocate.com
Drill Collar & Drill Pipe Inspection • Drill Inspection & MPI Slotting • Mag Particle Inspeciton • Field Repair Services – Seal Refacing • Liquid Penetrant Inspection • Ultrsonic Testing • Downhole Tool Inspection • Rig Handling Equipment
Mary Anne Jablonski Deputy Chair of Committees
MLA, Red Deer North 403-342-2263
403-347-5544, 7905 - 50 Ave., Red Deer
Wellside Tubing Inspections • Air Split Detector Technology • Ultra Sonic Testing • Highly Trained & Experienced Operators • Two Man Crews • GPS Equipped Units
To all the Curlers in the 31st Annual Red Deer Oilmens Bonspiel Good Luck!
Hon. Cal Dallas
Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Earl Dreeshen, MP
MLA, Red Deer South 403-340-3565
Wishing the Best to the Red Deer Oilmens Bonspiel participants.
Draw Sheets Kindopp’s Digital Printing
Event Sponsors Hydrotesters Nelgar Andys Precision Well Servicing MAS-Pro Oilfield Supply
Duane Boyer Dan Boutin Darcy Durette Sheldon Stepp Jeremy Forsyth Dave Watkins Dale Kosher Deral Haner Ed Dyck Jerry Lefebvre Darren Tam Martin Code Cory Block Mark Lizee Kori Muir
Phone: +1 403-348-0065 Fax: +1 403-348-0090
firstname.lastname@example.org • wwwchalland.ca
Capri shuttle bus by Firemaster and Electro Gas monitors
LEAD Lyndon Schlitter Larry Clarke Russ Gramlich Daryl Bais
Precision Well Servicing
Proud to be the 3rd Event Sponsor for 2013
Proud to be the 2nd Event Sponsor for 2013
Las Vegas Trips Security Supplied By Tervita Pumps & Pressure Maxfield Inc ElectroGas Monitors Versatile Energy Services Trinidad Well Service Feature Prize MAS-Pro Oilfield Supply Trican Well Service Mills Travel & Red Deer Pro Flo Oilmen’s Bonspiel CanWest Propane
TEAMS 37 through 56 THIRD DRAW @ 4:45 PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
TEAMS 17 through 36 SECOND DRAW @ 2:00 PM THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 TEAM NAME Cantech / Red Deer Well Control Apex Nelgar CWC Hydrotesters Tankstore Bobdale Oilfield Construction Nabors Production Services Essential Energy Services Neway Oilfield Services Streamflo / Balon Valve Whaler Industrial Contracting Energy Drilling Services Inc Tervita Circle T Rentals MAS-Pro Oilfield Supply Quality Tubing Canada Precision Well Servicing Total Oilfield Rentals Sanjel
Wine Tesco Corp Trinidad Drilling Swabtech Stealth Oilfield Inspections Ltd Calfrac Well Service
Red Deer 403.309.7221 Drayton Valley Grande Prairie 780.514.7868 780.532.5999 www.stealthinspections.com
Red Deer 403-347-7426 100A, 4315 - 55 Avenue Red Deer T4N 4N7 www.earldreeshen.ca
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 Registration @ 10:30 a.m. 1st Draw 11:15 am 2nd Draw 2:00 pm 3rd Draw 4:45 pm Auction 8:00 pm